DON’T GO TO VIETNAM!

  • Posted by Divan Du Plessis
  • On May 2, 2017
  If you are the type of person who would rather use their vacation time to stay at home sit on the couch and binge watch an entire season of the Simpsons instead of travelling to a country and experiencing unforgettable things. Then Vietnam is not the place for you. If you dislike views that will leave you breathless, […]
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BA VI NATIONAL PARK

  • Posted by Divan Du Plessis
  • On March 15, 2017
Ba VI national park is located roughly 60km from Hanoi. It’s possible to reach the park by bus but exploring the park is much more enjoyable if you have your own transportation such as a motorbike. Driving from Hanoi itself to the park is rather uneventful if you discount the fear-inducing Hanoi traffic. The traffic and the […]
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VIETNAM VS THAILAND: WHICH IS BETTER FOR BACKPACKERS

  • Posted by Divan Du Plessis
  • On March 8, 2017
Thailand and Vietnam are both amazing countries that have a lot to offer in terms of cuisine and natural beauty. But as anyone who has visited Thailand will tell you, it’s full of tourists. Thailand is a perfect country if you want to relax on a beach and have your adventures (in most cases) handed […]
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NINH BINH: A NATURE LOVERS DREAM

  • Posted by Divan Du Plessis
  • On February 23, 2017
The province of Ninh Binh is roughly 100km (60 miles) from Hanoi. You can reach Ninh Binh by motorbike but the easiest way to get to there is to take a train from Hanoi itself, the trains are inexpensive and if you opt for the soft seats (which I definitely recommend because the hard seats are […]
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Motorbiking Through Vietnam: How the Adventure Started

  • Posted by Jacobus Du Plessis
  • On February 16, 2017
Picture yourself riding a motorbike at full-speed through the mountains of Vietnam as the early morning sun begins to evaporate the mists covering the primordial forests surrounding you. The hairs rise on your neck rise and you can’t tell whether it is from the cold early morning wind or the feeling of excitement that you […]
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Modern Vietnam at a Glance

  • Posted by Jacobus Du Plessis
  • On February 3, 2017
The sun rises over Hanoi. The rays of  early sunlight filter through the distant skyscrapers and then caress the ancient arches of the 200 year old Turtle Tower. I’m trying, but I can’t give my full attention to the beautiful sunrise unfolding before my eyes, the sound of motorcycles driving by gives me a fright and grabs […]
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WeirdNam. The 5 strangest things to do in Vietnam

  • Posted by Jacobus Du Plessis
  • On February 3, 2017
As countries go, Vietnam can get a little strange at times, but these 5 things are so weird they need to seen (or tasted) to be believed.   The name only tells half of the story. This village is a literal snake buffet (uhm… sounds appetizing). The village on the outskirts of Hanoi serves up every […]
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Can you stomach it? Vietnam’s strangest foods.

  • Posted by Jacobus Du Plessis
  • On February 3, 2017
Vietnam is famous for its delicious food. You can find thousands of cooking books telling you about all the delicacies, but here are a couple delicacies that you won’t usually find in your cook books. Known locally as răng mực nướng, this bit of unique cuisine is deceptively tasty. Formed in the shape of a small […]
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How I became addicted to Vietnam

  • Posted by Jacobus Du Plessis
  • On February 3, 2017
Picture yourself in flip-flops cruising on a motorbike through the mountains and jungles of Vietnam and then at some point you become an addict. Picture yourself in flip-flops cruising on a motorbike through the mountains and jungles of Vietnam. For fourteen steamy days and chilly nights you explore the heart of Vietnam. Days are slow-paced […]
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