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    18-19th of August – Lifetime adventure in Mui Ne and Da Lat pass

    18th of August Tour in Mui Ne After a day of hiking to the Ta Cu mountain I stayed at home to have a rest and talked to my mum. As I was always told how dangerous Vietnam was and that I couldn’t trust anyone I felt so hopeless and didn’t feel like going anywhere. Mainly because there is no other transportation beside motorbike. I can’t ride it. I can’t trust the drivers. The public transportation was unpredictable. So I decided to go with a tour and booked it in the evening. Fortunately I could still book it as the tour started the next day at 4:30am. I booked it…

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    16-17th of August – Real solo journey in Phan Thiet

    16th of August – Poshanu champa tower After staying in Ho Chi Minh city for two days I left for Phan Thiet. It took me a while to choose this destination. I was thinking whether I should go to Phu Quoc island, Da Nang or Vung Tau. But since these places are too touristic for me I decided to chose something less touristic. Phan Thiet seemed to be a place like that. Moreover it has mountain. So I called the bus company Phuong Trang to book a ticket. The next day I took GoViet motortaxi to go to Ben Xe Mien Tay (West bus station). I had to ask for…

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    14-15th of August – Filial piety in Buddhist temple in HCMC

    It’s okay to change plan Staying in the Buu Tho temple in Mong Tho helped me to realize how beautiful life was without phone. Moreover eating vegetarian food made me feel easy inside that after I really didn’t want to eat meat anymore. However I couldn’t go anywhere and during the day I couldn’t do anything beside sweeping, eating, doing laundry and sleeping. So I decided to leave before than supposed to. As I announced being offline for two weeks and I stopped it after six days, I felt bad and didn’t know whether I should change accommodation or not. Because if I change I had to use my mobile.…

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    7-13th of August – HCMC before being offline in Buddhist temple

    Ho Chi Minh city Right at the moment I separated from my aunt and her family I headed to Ho Chi Minh city by myself. I got one of the most ridiculous delay ever in my life. I flew with Jetstar and before my flight there was another one that left from the same gate, also Jetstar, also to Ho Chi Minh city. The difference was the flight number. The flight before mine was delayed to the time I supposed to board. I literally watched the airplane flying to HCMC, with the same airline and from the same gate at the time I supposed to fly, but no I had…

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    5-6th of August – Short trip to Hoi An

    5th of August – Visiting Coconut forest After Da Nang we moved on to Hoi An. We took a taxi. Yes, in Vietnam you either know how to ride a motorcycle or take the taxi or xe om. There are buses but in Da Nang the public transportation system is not well-developed yet (I rarely saw any bus). Also we had children so it was better to take the taxi. Luckily my aunt found a reliable taxi driver so we could leave our luggage in the car before arriving to the hotel and visit places. We went to the Coconut Forest (Rung dua bay mau) near Hoi An. The coconut…

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    2-4th of August – Journey in Da Nang and Ba Na Hills

    2nd of August – Leaving Lang Co and Hello Da Nang Today we left Lang Co and the tour bus took us to Da Nang Airport. From now on only me, my aunt, uncle and their grandsons travelling. We waited for the hotel shuttle bus to come for us. My cousin booked us a 5-star hotel. It was Da Nang Golden Bay. Everything was covered with gold. It was truly amazing. But everything comes with a price. The place is amazing but far from everything. We had to either take their shuttle bus to go to the city center or take the taxi. Da Nang has Han river that separate…

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    29-31th of July – Lang Co, Hai Van pass, Suoi Hoa village, Hue city

    29th of July – Arriving to Lang Co This morning we prepared to leave for Lang Co. This is tour trip organized by the university where my uncle teaches. It was their the end of year meeting and they organized a 4-night trip which I find pretty amazing. Anyone of the family member could go. So I went with my aunt, uncle and their 2 grandsons. We took a plane from Hanoi to Da Nang. Then the tour bus took us to Thanh Tam resort in Lang Co. It’s a beach city near to Da Nang and Hue city. The bus road was around 1 hour. The landscape was amazing.…

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    1st of August – Environment needs to be saved

    Today as the group doesn’t have any schedule I mainly stay at home which bores the hell out of me. I started travelling in Vietnam since the 29th of July with my aunt, uncle and their grandsons. We go with the group of university professors who work with my uncle. To be honest if it wasn’t because of the places they visited I would never follow this group. I had been travelling alone for 20 days, exploring many places so now how could I handle arranged program like this? The hotel is booked, the food is provided and the bus takes us everywhere. Challenge is nowhere. I feel demotivated and…

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    26-28th July – Bye Seoul and Hello Hanoi

    26th of July – Arriving to Vietnam On 25th I checked out of the hostel in Seoul but my flight didn’t leave until 6am on 26th. On 25th I spent the whole day writing at the guesthouse then in the evening I met my friend to have dinner. When I went back there for my belongings I got to talk to the owner of the hostel. We talked until midnight so he had to take me to Seoul station to catch the N6001 bus to the airport as the bus at night runs differently. I arrived to the airport at 2am and fortunately I only had to wait 1 hour…

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    25th of July – Dealing with boredom and loneliness

    Travelling might be fun and thrilling as you visit wonderful, breathtaking places. Hitting the road alone is challenging and you get to know a lot about yourself as well as about the world. But in reality it has never been easy especially when you have nothing to do and feel lonely. This is what happened to me during the past few days. Suddenly I felt 24 hours are way too much for a day. What exactly happened? When boredom hits you It probably started in Gyeongju when the weather turned to be rainy for the whole day so I couldn’t go anywhere. Staying in the hostel the others invited me…