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Halong Bay, Hanoi, Travel, Vietnam

Hanoi & Halong Bay



I hope everybody had a great holiday. As for me, I finally moved in my new apartment. My double room is so big I need to think of how to fill the empty space! I love my desk view facing the quiet street while working and sipping a cup of tea. I couldn’t ask for a better place and roommates. It’s a great way to start 2015. Continue Reading…

Hoi An, Travel, Vietnam

Colours of Hoi An



We took the road for twenty hours from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An on a bus (I spare you the details) with a pit stop at Đà Nẵng. The scenery to Đà Nẵng was surreal, back then I wish I’d taken some pictures to show you how breathtaking the view was. We arrived in Hoi An in the early morning, crashed in our hostel as soon as possible to take a shower before exploring around. The streets were still empty and we couldn’t hear no one while wandering. It was so peaceful and different from the bustling HCMC.

I absolutely loved Hoi An: the little streets, the cute bridge, the tailors’ shops, the people, the calmness and vibrant colourful houses. All in all, it’s a charming little city. Sadly, most of the attractions were closed due to Chinese New Year, but I do remember that time we rode on a bike to the beach and stopped on our way to visit beautiful temples. Pretty fun ride. Hoi An was the perfect two-day getaway before pursuing our road trip to Hanoi. Continue Reading…

Ho Chi Minh City, Travel, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City



I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas time. I’ve been a little unproductive on the side lately and I still have tons of work to get done… Yikes. It’s been a while since my last travel post, so I thought it was the right time to share some sticky, wet and sunny pictures of my stay in Vietnam to escape this dreary month of November. Let’s get started with Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). I can’t describe my first impression of the city, but oh well, I didn’t like it much at first sight. There were thousands of scooters hitting the streets, it was hot, humid and very noisy, and there were just too many people at once for my taste… But as the days went by, I appreciated more the liveliness and vibrancy of HCMC. We stayed a bit longer than previously planned, as we arrived right in the middle of Chinese New Year: trains and buses seats were all reserved well ahead. We managed to visit the main attractions and temples, eat delicious pho at Pho Anh (thanks Cindy!) and enjoy a boat ride on Mekong river. That’s a pretty good start. Continue Reading…