• Asia

    What sort of questions will you get in Asia?

    When it comes to Asia, there are many customs, habits that are different from the West. Even I found many things absurd since I was born in Europe and grew up here. Out of many differences the most recognizable one was the way they communicate. In this post I’m going to tell you how a conversation with an Asian goes like and what are their most common questions. First shock I would like to also emphasize that this is more likely the way the elders talk. When I was in Busan, Korea, I left early to visit Beomeosa temple. On the way I bought a rice bun from an auntie…

  • Asia

    How much did the 2-month trip cost?

    Money is crucial when it comes to traveling. Here I’m going to write down in details how much I spent on things during my Asia trip in Korea and Vietnam from 3rd of July to 3rd of September 2019. Flight tickets between countries My itinerary was flying from Budapest to Hanoi. This one was the most expensive one. Then from Hanoi I flew to Busan (south part of South Korea). I travelled in Korea where my last stop was Seoul, so I flew back to Hanoi from Seoul. You might wonder why I had to go to Vietnam first. Firstly, I had a lot of stuff from Hungary so I…

  • Education,  Motivation,  Solo travelling

    Protect the environment while you enjoy your traveling

    Bamboos live long and stay strong. But if we ignore and don’t take care of it, it will die. So the environment. At some point in my life environment suddenly became an important issue that I felt I needed to do something for it. It wasn’t that long time ago since the realization hit my mind. It was during my private Korean lesson the teacher let me choose a topic and out of many I chose environment. During our course I got an idea what to do to help our Earth. Few weeks later a Korean speech contest was announced with the same topic. I applied as I had the…

  • Solo travelling

    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…

  • Solo travelling

    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…

  • Solo travelling

    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…

  • Solo travelling

    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.…

  • Solo travelling

    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…

  • Solo travelling

    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…

  • Solo travelling

    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…