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    29th of August – Phanxipang and the end of my trip

    Today is my last day in Sapa. I bought the bus ticket at 1pm so I still had the morning to do things. I was thinking a lot about going somewhere but since yesterday I was exhausted by scrolling around the mud, I wanted to sleep as long as possible. Of course things weren’t that easy. They said once you are in Sapa you should go up to the highest mountain of Indochina, especially since the cable car is already built. To be honest I hesitated a lot about it. After all the price was 700.000VND. The station was near my place and from there I had to take the…

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    28th of August – the most beautiful terrace rice field of Ta Van

    After an irritating first day in Sapa, today I decided to do something amazing. I knew that people usually do trekking here and there are many trekking tours as well. I didn’t want to sign up to any of them as I wanted to go with my speed. Moreover I read that you can do it by yourself so I didn’t want to spend on tour. I checked the road to Ta Van and the distance was around 13 km until there. I thought the road was all built so walking wouldn’t be the problem. I followed Google maps well. Of course it was raining that morning. I wore raincoat…

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    27th of August – Restless arrival to Sapa

    This post might not be the best post to show how Sapa is, but I guarantee that the next one is. No matter what experience I had on this day, Sapa is still the best place I have ever been to and I definitely will come back here again. After arriving back to Hanoi on 26th, I was ready to leave for Sapa on 27th. My cousin booked a coach for me and to my surprise it was a double bed bus. In Vietnam sleeping bus is common but the one I took before was single bed. This time it was double bed which was a bit uncomfortable for me…

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    25-26th of August – Sleeping on the water of Ha Long bay

    I arrived back to Hanoi on 24th after Hue. After a short visit to my grandmother, the next day I left for Ha Long bay. Ha Long is a place I have always wanted to see so this time I couldn’t left it out. My cousin booked me a tour where I could spend a night on the boat. The best choice ever. In the morning I took Goviet motortaxi to go to the office. It was in Hang Ga street. When the time came I got on the tour bus that brought other tourists too. All of them were from Europe. But not a lot of us were there.…

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    23-24th of August – Exploring history of Hue

    23rd of August – Visiting royal tombs The girl who took me on the boat trip came for me in the early morning and we went to see the royal tombs. We visited the Khai Dinh and Tu Duc tomb, the two most representative ones. Previously I have visited The Imperial city and Thien Mu pagoda, the other two must-see places if you are interested in history of Vietnam. We started with Khai Dinh tomb as the area wasn’t big but later the day it would be extremely hot. It really didn’t have a lot. Only the royal building in memory of the king before the huge land area in…

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    22th of August – Trekking adventure in Hue

    22nd of August – Adventure at Bach Ma National Park After the spiritual trip to one of the biggest and most significant temple and Bodhisattva statue, today I left for Bach Ma National Park. Asking for permission from the higher rank masters, the female monk who took me to many places before could come with me to the national park. I really wanted to see it as it looked so beautiful on the picture. As long as it is nature and requires hiking it’s easy to win me. The taxi driver of the master took us to the park. Well, the entrance was a bit tricky. You have to pay…

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    20-21th of August – The spirituality of the old capital city, Hue

    20th of August – Arrived in Hue From Ho Chi Minh city I went to the airport by motor taxi that took only 10 minutes. Luckily my hostel was near so I didn’t have to wake up that early. Then I flew to Hue city. As my mum knows a lot of Buddhist master, I asked her to contact the master there for me. The master talked to me a lot before my arrival and he scheduled a taxi driver to come for me. As I headed out I saw a person holding a paper with my name. He took me to the accommodation. I thought I would live in…

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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.…