Natural frame: Halong Bay emerging through the nature 🌿
Located few hours by car and ferry from Hanoi, this bay includes more than a thousand limestone islands and many grottoes and it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Definitely a must-see in Vietnam ✨
My favorite part about traveling is getting to know a different culture, meeting people, seeing their way of life. 😊 That's why while in Can Tho, we decided to skip the most famous Cai Rang floating market. Why? Well, we wanted to see the real thing, not just some show for tourists (which Cai Rang unfortunately became). We drove almost 2 hours 🛵 on a terrible road to get to Nga Nam floating market. Connecting five rivers, Nga Nam floating market is famous for its hustle and bustle atmosphere you can't find on any other floating market in Vietnam. 🇻🇳 The highlight of this experience was for sure driving around on a little boat 🚣♀️, seeing people sell goods, and just living in their small river houses. Even though it's smaller than Cai Rang, it's much more authentic. The fact that we were the only tourists there says enough. ✅TRAVEL TIP: Always ask them to write the final price on your phone. As they don't speak english, it's hard to communicate. And don't try to arrange the ride through some third person, try to make a deal with the boat driver directly. That way you won’t get scammed. 😄 . . . . .
Binh Quoi Village in Ho Chi Minh City
About eight kilometres northeast from the city centre, this laidback rural-looking village feels a world away from the tourist droves. Stretching along Binh Quoi Street on Thanh Da Peninsula in the Saigon River, it is an elegant miniature of the Vietnam’s bygone Mekong Delta with a distinctively rural and pre-industrial ambiance. It all sounds like an amusement park, but the Binh Quoi village is a true charmer. Almost within the blink of an eye, the landscape changes from arid and clogged to green and spacious; the high-rise concrete buildings give way to lotus ponds, thatched cottages, a monkey bridge, bamboo waterwheels and vast tropical foliage.
To help navigate, the Binh Quoi Village has three different areas, numbered 1, 2 and 3. While Binh Quoi 1 is the most-visited with affordable options and a variety of activities available for everyone, Binh Quoi 2 is the go-to-place for sports enthusiasts, with its tennis course and swimming pool, and Binh Quoi 3 which defines itself with a more rustic and idyllic feel, is a good stop-off for a drink or a meal by the river.
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Ça fait moins d'un mois que nous sommes rentrés et ça paraît tellement loiiiiin.
La fameuse mua cave où au final personne ne vient voir la cave 🤣
Après plusieurs cent de marche on peut trouver un grand dragon sculpté en haut de la montagne qui est la pour protéger la région. Je sais pas si on peut vraiment appeler ça un escalier quand la hauteur d'une marche varie entre 20cm et 1m. On a fait monter le cardio et chauffer les cuissooos !
Một góc Hồ Tây cuối ngày. Gần 2 năm qua, gần như ngày nào mình cũng đi Hồ Tây. Để đi làm. Vì thế, với mình, Hồ Tây buổi sáng là một cuộc đua với con đường nhỏ uốn lượn ven hồ, và buổi chiều thì là một cuộc lê lết về nhà với cái đầu ong ong và năng lượng rút kiệt bởi 8 tiếng làm việc văn phòng. Hồ Tây với mình là 1 thứ hiển nhiên mà mình không còn thấy vẻ đẹp vốn có của nó nữa. Cho đến những ngày cuối cùng, khi chợt nhận ra mình sẽ đi con đường khác, ghé 1 văn phòng khác, và chạy bộ ở chỗ khác, mới thấy Hồ Tây bình yên, rộng và êm ả thế nào.
Đúng là đôi khi sắp phải tạm biệt cái gì, thì mới có ý thức rõ ràng hơn về cái đó trong cuộc sống của mình
One of the things I’m most fascinated with in Vietnam are the many fruits that I have never seen before. And they make perfect smoothies! I’ve seen avocado smoothies on every menu. Even ones that I’m familiar with tastes 10x better. I had a mango from a street vendor and it was big, less fibrous, very sweet and very fragrant. I can’t eat mangos the same way now.
Exploring secluded and uninhibited beaches has always been my top interests hence, I kayaked to this beach.
The beach wasn’t big and had small cave like formations which made it an interesting spot. Unfortunately, I wasn’t carrying my camera/phone on the kayak and therefore, I couldn’t click pictures of this untouched beauty. You will find various types of shells and rocks at the beach. You can pick few and make your own collection!
Due to high tides, after sunset, the beach goes completely under water. And so it’s advisable to leave the such beaches before sunset.
Before all of the crazy happened in the world, I spent a few peaceful days on the uber quiet Con Dao island. 🏝💙
The mountains cascaded into the aqua sea, monkeys filled the jungles, and the winds were so strong you could easily fall over. It was WILD, untouched and amazing. But this island has a dark past. More on why it is eerie — tomorrow. .
Where have you been that felt the most remote?!
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Remember that nothing lasts forever not even the darkest of the clouds
During our trip to Vietnam I was frequently on the lookout for the people carrying the most things (quantity), or interesting things (quality), on their scooters and bikes. Let’s just say that there was plenty of competition in both categories. Here we have someone on a bike in Hoi An transporting a cornucopia of stuff - lots of empty water jugs, cardboard boxes, bags...had they just dropped off a bunch of things or were they on their way to pack up a bunch of things?
Our last day in Hanoi was mostly about trying out food recommendations. We walked a LOT searching for these places. First, we started with egg coffee at Cafe Giang, where it was first made. We tried the hot and cold versions - both were good. We then went to have banh mi one last time here at Banh Mi 25. It was packed as always.
On the way to our lunch place, we came across St. Joseph's cathedral, which tbh was more stunning at night (last slide). After walking all around the lake, we stopped at a cafe for a drink. Eventually, we reached the famous Train street that had people all over and next to the tracks. After what seemed like ages, we got to Huong Lien, where Anthony Bourdain took president Obama for bun cha. Signs of the president's visit were all over the restaurant. The place did not disappoint. Portion sizes were insane for the price. And the pork in the bun cha has been one of the yummiest thus far. Finally got back to Hoan Kiem lake and ended with a cold coffee at one of the cafes along the lake.
Collection of water lily flowers in Vietnam. . ✨ The other relative of water lily is lotus, which is the spiritual symbol of Buddhism and the country. 🌼It has always symbolized purity and elevation, because it is born in a muddy and muddy bottom to rise gracefully towards the sky.
👌The Vietnamese consume it raw or boiled in tea, when it is not offered as an offering in the temples.
👣Have you ever visted Vietnam? What is your most favorite things to do in Vietnam 🇻🇳?
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We meet so many beautiful souls from all over the world while traveling. Some of them we call friends by now and Rafael is definitely one of them. We met in April 2019 in Iran, kept in touch and met again in Vietnam. He was also still on the road.
We spent 3 lovely weeks together and had a wonderful time! We talked for hours, played card games, ate lots of good food and traveled around. All of us fell in love with the National Park of Phong Nha. It’s literally a big jungle where you wouldn’t be surprised to see King Kong. Definitely worth to explore. Thanks @weltentakt for the wonderful time we shared together!
Lots of free time so enjoy the next few days of me reminiscing and posting about my 4 day motorbike trip in the Ha Giang region of Vietnam aka the most incredible experience of my travels thus far #quarantinelife
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The crazy ones.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius🌊
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do🌍
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