Goodbye Vietnam

(For english version, please use Google Translate) Ytterligare två månader har nu passerat (totalt 5,5 månad på resande fot) och vi är redo att säga hejdå till Vietnam. Vi anlände en grå och dimmig förmiddag (normalt väder i norra Vietnam) till Hanois flygplats där vi direkt blev prövade av de attackerande taxichaufförer som ville köra oss…

Traffic in Vietnam

Crazy, impractical, senseless, chaotic – just a few words to describe the traffic in Vietnam. To us, when it comes to driving in Vietnam, it feels as though we could give many more examples of what they do “wrong” than what they do “correctly”. There don’t seem to be any genuine rules and restrictions on…

A week in the middle of the country

After Ho Chi Minh City we took a domestic flight up to the centre of the country and spent a week in the towns of Da Nang, Hoi An and Hue… Da Nang Da Nang is Vietnams third largest city but feels much smaller and quieter than both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. We…

Mekong Delta River

While waiting for the air-conditioning to kick in and cool down the hot and humid hotel room we had at the time, we started to look for trips away from the intense heat in Ho Chi Minh City. We found a tour called Mekong Delta River Tour which was highly recommended on TripAdvisor and it…

The Arty Fishing Village

A local guy gave us a tip one day to visit an “old fishing village with art on the walls”. We thought why not and rented a bike and took off after having researched the place a little bit more. There wasn’t much information at all about the place but what we did fnd was…

Xin chào, Ho Chi Minh!

We thought it was about time to leave the cloudy north and head far away south, to the bottom of country to treat ourselves to some much-needed sun in and around Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s biggest city. (Formally known as Saigon, the city was renamed in 1976 after their first president and revolutionary leader…

Sapa and Fansipan

Sapa is a colourful and charming mountain village in northern Vietnam, close to the boarder with China. The village lies in a valley about 1500 meters over sea level and is surrounded by the The Hoàng Liên Son mountain range, which includes Indochina’s highest mountain, Fan Si Pan. We decided to take a four-day trip…

We Love Hanoi

Before we start to explain to you why we are in love with this colourful city we thought it would be good to give you a few facts about it first. Hanoi was founded back in year 1010 and became Vietnam’s capital in 1945. It has a population of 2,5 million living within the city…

How old are you? I’m fine!

Our five weeks as volunteers have come to an end and it is time for us to leave the comfortable life as English teachers (a bed and food on the table every day) and start exploring the rest of Vietnam properly. There have been small cultural changes we have had to get used to, such…

The Wedding (including video)

Between the two of us, we have only ever been to three weddings, not as much as we would have liked. But within the a few days of our arrival in Vietnam we were unexpectedly invited to a traditional Vietnamese wedding, and best of all, they needed some best men. The bride and groom met…

The days are flying by

So, it has been a while since we have updated everyone back home, we do apologize. We are still here, teaching English, on the outskirts of Hanoi in Vietnam. We have been here for three weeks now and are still enjoying it (most of the time). We have 4-5 lessons a week and then lots…