How to plan a 10 day Vietnam trip in and around Hanoi

I always had a list of international travel destinations for my first ever international trip and Vietnam always used to be on the top of that list. And having been there three weeks ago, I must say that it well deserved to take that sweet top spot or to be sitting pretty on the top of any traveler’s South East Asia list. What I hadn’t thought back then was that I would travel solo to this beautiful country with a unique heritage that completely blew me away and come back falling hard for it. I think it’s safe to say that it’s been one of the most beautiful solo trips I’ve undertaken in my life.
If anyone has to go through the hardship of choosing one destination or country in South East Asia, I might as well ask him to choose Vietnam. That’s how hard I fell for this country. … More How to plan a 10 day Vietnam trip in and around Hanoi

Heartfelt notes from Vietnam

29th May 2017 ( 6 am as I sit waiting for my pho with Mamalili)
29th May 2017 ( 6 am as I sit waiting for my pho with Mamalili)
4th June evening

I’m sitting on the bench at the airport looking at my tan lines and watching myself in the mirror in front of me noticing how much I changed colors in the past 10 days. I am leaving Vietnam in about an hour and I almost feel like crying sitting and recollecting all the beautiful memories I made during my stay there.

I get up and grab two Vietnamese hats for 50 hkd as I just realize that i had left one of the Vietnamese hats I bought at Lan’s and another at the travel agent’s place in old quarter from whom I had booked the Halong Bay cruise.

30 minutes later, with a promise to return back to this beautiful country again, i look down one last time from my aircarft window and bid a final goodbye to a land so pretty, with it’s even more beautiful and warm hearted people. … More Heartfelt notes from Vietnam