Dong Van: old, adobe houses, rice harvest and exploring the mountain dirt roads on foot

Dong Van is a small town on the Ha Giang loop, near the border with China. What makes it different from other towns of the region is a historical centre … Continue reading Dong Van: old, adobe houses, rice harvest and exploring the mountain dirt roads on foot

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

Hanoi (part two): from Confucius to Lenin

Seeing Hanoi old town unhurriedly would take two days. Devote the first day for exploring the Old Quarter, French Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake. The second day could be reserved … Continue reading Hanoi (part two): from Confucius to Lenin

Hoi An (part two)- a fairy tale town and a pleasant beach

I knew that the only way to enjoy Hoi An without the crowds would be to see it in the early morning. I woke up at 6 am and set … Continue reading Hoi An (part two)- a fairy tale town and a pleasant beach