WITH LOVE FROM TOKYO, JAPAN

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Vietnam travel guide: Hue, Hoi An, Mui Ne, Saigon

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Here’s a continuation of my Vietnam travel guide to Hanoi, Halong Bay and Sapa. I hoped the part 1 of my Vietnam guide had helped — at least a little?

So from Sapa, we returned to Hanoi, where we stayed for another night, before we head to Hue on our very first sleeper bus! A 14-hour ride, which travel pillows and eye masks were very much needed — at least for me.

Day 8 (Hue)

Accommodation: Guesthouse Nhat Tranh (17 D Chu Van An) — US$15 for triple room

A family-run, no-fuss guesthouse. Good location.

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Vietnam travel guide: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa

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The two weeks that I backpacked around Vietnam was just amazing. Not only was that my virgin backpacking trip, but every city we (was there with two of my cousins!) went to was very different. The food was different, things to do were different, and even the architectures! Everyday was exciting for me…

Well, other than the days that we were traveling from one place to another.

There was one time where we had to travel for almost 20 hours in a sleeper and day bus. I was on the verge of jumping out of the bus. I just can’t stand being in a moving vehicle for more than ten hours.

Anyhow, I survived that ride. And I survived two weeks with minimal make-up and accessories (come on, you have to applaud for this huge achievement of mine).

So, here’s my guide (plus Lonely Planet’s guide, since we relied heavily on that book) that many of you have been requesting for! Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions!

Day 1 (Singapore to Hanoi)

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Accomodation: Golden Time Hostel (43 Ly Thai To Street, Hanoi) — US$21 for a triple room

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