Vietnam round-up

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15th Century Japanese covered bridge in Hoi An

15th Century Japanese covered bridge in Hoi An

The most important thing I will take away from our visit to Vietnam is to always listen to that little voice inside telling you to explore, regardless of what anyone else says. I lost count of the number of people who said we wouldn’t like Vietnam and I’m incredibly glad we were able to prove them wrong.

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Tips for successful shopping in Hoi An

Posted on by Maddie Posted in Gear, Travel Tips, Vietnam | 26 Comments
Choose any dress and then pick any colour from around 40 options - the choice is endless

Choose a dress and then pick any colour from around 40 options – the choice is endless

I’m a self confessed former shopaholic. I used to have bags full of new clothes lying around the house that hadn’t even been opened. I would go clothes shopping at least 2 or 3 times per week and had a ridiculous amount of stuff I didn’t need. I stopped cold turkey when we started to save for travel and have only bought absolutely necessary things since then. However, when I started reading about the tailors of Hoi An and how you could have custom made clothes produced in 24 hours, I felt the twinge of shopping mania starting again.

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A little bit of luxury on Halong Bay

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Stunning Halong Bay

Stunning Halong Bay

Halong Bay, a place that conjures images of towering limestone giants, remote floating fishing villages and traditional Vietnamese junk boats sailing elegantly amongst it all. It was somewhere that inspired us to visit Vietnam and right at the start of our RTW trip I announced to Paul that when it came to experiencing Halong Bay we were going to do it in style.

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