Sleeper Bus No. 2 – a pleasant surpriseΒ 

Our journey from Cat Ba Island to Hue was laughably complex; it turns out that Vietnam is even less organised than Laos. I didn’t even think that was humanly possible! First we all piled on a bus to the ferry port, as with every journey here the plastic stools were passed down for those who […]

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Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

From Hanoi, we got a bus and speed boat to Cat Ba Island, which we booked through our hostel. Instead of going to Halong City and then Halong Bay as most people do, many travellers we have met and the Lonely Planet have said that the next bay along, Lan Ha Bay is just as […]

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Hanoi, Vietnam

So I haven’t posted in ages….Unfortunately for 5 days after my last post I had a rather nasty stomach bug, which left me mostly confined to a hotel room. I have therefore not done anything remotely exciting to blog about; unless you count watching Pitch Perfect, Miss Universe and White House Down (turns out Vietnam […]

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