LAI CHAU – Nature, ethnic minorities and no tourists

The countryside with the beautiful mountain and hill area is really fascinating. Lai Chau province has long been the poorest and least industrialized area in northern Vietnam. Lai Chau city is 450 km from the Hanoi and 70 km from Sapa. However, even here the times are changing and the industry and the economy is…

Calling and internet in Vietnam📱

Call and using the Internet in Vietnam you can as well as at home. Vietnam is a rapidly expanding and modernizing country. Vietnam has a wide network coverage of mobile calls. You can call and use a 3G mobile internet almost anywhere and anytime. The only exception are remote places in the mountains where you…

Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi

The oldest buddhist temple in Hanoi – Tran Quoc Pagoda.
There are plenty of small but also large buddhist temples and palaces in Hanoi.

FOODY – Application and food porn from Vietnam

Foody mobile application – restaurants in Vietnam almost in the hands. Vietnam and food, it goes together. Hundreds to thousands of restaurants, bistros and cafes on the streets of major cities in Vietnam.

Homestay in northern Vietnam – useful tips

Homestay in Vietnam is an insight into the daily life of ethnic people. A popular form of accommodation in some places in northern Vietnam is homestay with ethnic residents. You live with the locals in their house and you share absolutely everything. Homestay is popular in Vietnam, especially in villages of ethnic minorities. However, you…

Maps of the northern and southern Vietnam

When traveling in northern Vietnam you will definitely need a map. A map of Vietnam, either in printed or electronic form. Most travelers use a mobile version of Google Maps with GPS.

Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi + Interesting places

At the heart of the tourist center of Hanoi is very famous Hoan Kiem Lake (Hoàn Kiếm, The Lake of the Restored Sword). This site still keep the authenticity of Vietnam and Hanoi, so far there are no huge modern buildings and other commercial centers.

Ethnic minorities and groups in Vietnam

Ethnic minorities make up approximately 8% of the total population. That is around 9 million people of the total population in Vietnam. Kinh (or Viet) residents constitute about 88% of the population and the remaining 4% of the other groups. THE MOST POPULOUS ethnic minorities: – about 1 milion residents each group – Tay, Thai,…

NINH BINH – karst scenery and historic city Hoa Lu

The Karst scenery and historic first capital of Vietnam – Hoa Lu. Ninh Binh is the capital of the province of Ninh Binh. The city lies 100 km south of Hanoi in the Red River Delta, near the famous karst scenery Tam Coc. You can take the bus from Hanoi, the trip takes about 2.5…

Transportation in Vietnam 🚌

Traffic and transportation in Vietnam is sometimes as dangerous attraction. MOTORBIKE / BUS / TRAIN / TAXI / BICYCLE / AIRPLANE Traffic and transportation in Vietnam is quite hassle free. If you bite the bullet that almost all people run like mad. Often they do not comply with regulations. It is quite common to ride…