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Year: 2015

Dubai – A scary stopover or:

Dubai – A scary stopover or:

Here is my completely subjective report on Dubai. We only stayed for two nights, just a stopover on the way home, to devide the time spent on the plain. We had a big room in a nice hotel, more like an appartment, with kitchen and even washing machine, and even were allowed to check in at nine in the morning without paying extra, which was great after a nighttime flight from Ho Chi Minh City where we practically didn’t sleep at all. So no complaints until now.

Ho Chi Minh City aka Saigon and Mekong Delta

Ho Chi Minh City aka Saigon and Mekong Delta

  Our Trip to Vietnam is coming to an end. Our final destination here is Ho Chi Minh City (Wiki-link) from where we also visited the Đồng bằng Sông Cửu Long “Nine Dragon river delta” aka Mekong Delta, the region right at the bottom of Vietnam. We arrived only to find that the road in front of our Hotel was under some construction. Some minor works, apparently. But that didn’t bother us too much, worse was the lack of electricity and therefore no AirCon…

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Mui Ne – Beachlife, Surfertown, a fairy stream and lots of sand

Mui Ne – Beachlife, Surfertown, a fairy stream and lots of sand

  From Hoi An we got on a new mode of transportation for us – a sleeper bus. We had ample experience with overnight bus rides from the United states, where we traveled a lot with Greyhounds. And compared to Greyhounds, the busses in Vietnam are definitely a luxurious way to travel. A sleeper bus comes with sleeping berths, there are three aisles, and two berths on top of each other. If you’re on the top one you have to…

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Hoi An – the City that stole our Hearts

Hoi An – the City that stole our Hearts

  Hoi An is one of these places that you instantly like. It’s small, manageable and is dotted with charming old buildings, beautifully preserved and turned into souvenir shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafés. Especially the latter are where we spent a lot of time. Did we mention the Vietnamese coffee is delicious? One of the major advantages of Hoi An is its central Old Town, which has been pedestrianised. Not even scooters are allowed in there, just bikes, and that’s…

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From Hue to Hoi An: Rushing through Central Vietnam

From Hue to Hoi An: Rushing through Central Vietnam

  From Hanoi we took our last train on this journey to Hue, from there on we would continue by bus. A sleeper train, again, roundabout 12 hours. The trains in Vietnam may look old on the outside, but they are actually really impeccably clean inside. It could have been a delightfully calm and relaxed journey, if there hadn’t been these two small children in our compartment that practically cried and / or grumbled the whole night through. They left…

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Hanoi and how we got addicted

Hanoi and how we got addicted

  We are a bit late with our posts at the moment, sorry about that, but we’ve been very busy. We’ll catch up. We arrived in Hanoi and the weather was… – trying to find something nice to say about it… – no chance, it was terrible. We should be getting used to it by now, rain has been following us around ever since we arrived in China. Well, except for Hongkong, but that city has been the exception from…

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