Ninh Binh (day 2): road trip through the karst landscape of Trang An/ Van Long area

Exploring the entire limestone landscape of the region requires making a large motorcycle loop incorporating Trang An (with their boat trips among the ancient temples), Hoa Lu ancient city and … Continue reading Ninh Binh (day 2): road trip through the karst landscape of Trang An/ Van Long area

Ninh Binh (day one): cycling and scrambling among limestones of Tam Coc

Ninh Binh is the nearest city to Tam Coc and Trang An – the UNESCO protected area renown for incredibly beautiful karst landscapes and the vestiges of the old Vietnamese … Continue reading Ninh Binh (day one): cycling and scrambling among limestones of Tam Coc

Backpacker’s budget – Laos

How expensive Laos is? Laos locates somewhere mid-range among South East Asian countries in terms of travel expenses. The food and accommodation is more expensive than in Vietnam, for example … Continue reading Backpacker’s budget – Laos

Phonsavan to Sam Neua: a long and dangerous journey

The journey from Phonsavan to Sam Neua was an unforgettable experience: exhausting, slightly scary and fascinating all at the same time. Sam Neua wasn’t our destination – it was just … Continue reading Phonsavan to Sam Neua: a long and dangerous journey