My 5: Phong Nha Cave, Vietnam.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park Vietnam

1. Phong Nha Cave, April 2018. We were rattling through Phong Nha-KẻBàng National Park (try saying that with a mouthful of marshmallows) in the minibus when I found myself speculating on whether Phong Nha Cave might turn out to be something of an anticlimax. Our intimate little tour group had just finished exploring the wondrous Paradise Cave, […]

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My 5: Paradise Cave, Vietnam.

Paradise Cave, Vietnam.

1. Paradise Cave, April 2018. Arguably the highlight of central Vietnam, Paradise Cave is an essential stop on any itinerary around the country! After all, this is the longest dry cave in Asia at a staggering thirty-one kilometers. The cave’s public access section covers just one of those kilometers, but fear not… it’s still a jaw–dropping experience. […]

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My 5: Quang Phu Sand Dunes – Dong Hoi, Vietnam.

Quang Phu Sand Dunes Dong Hoi Vietnam

1. Quang Phu Sand Dunes, April 2018. I still can’t believe I had the balls to drive a moto! Anyone who knows me is only too aware that I’m not a driver, in any shape or form. And if you don’t know me, trust me, I’m NOT a driver… in any shape or form. But sometimes […]

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My 5: Nhat Le Beach – Dong Hoi, Vietnam.

Nhat Le Beach Dong Hoi, Vietnam

1. Nhat Le Beach, April 2018. Dong Hoi’s city centre beach is a delightfully laid back affair, even during the city’s annual Seafood Festival where the crowds only seemed to kick in during the evening for live music and sizzling street food. My visit came on a warm, overcast weekday afternoon and I was the only […]

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My 5: Dong Hoi City, Vietnam.

Nhat Le River promenade Dong Hoi

1. Dong Hoi City, April 2018. The peaceful riverside city of Dong Hoi is the capital of Quang Binh Province. Hugging the north central coastline of Vietnam, there are around twelve kilometers of beaches extending out from the city centre, which makes it all the more surprising just how far off the tourist trail Dong Hoi […]

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My 5: Monkey Island – Halong Bay, Vietnam.

Monkey Island Halong Bay Vietnam

1. Monkey Island, April 2018. I really enjoyed my boat tour with Green Trail! Beginning with a cruise through the peaceful waters of Lan Ha Bay, we eventually reached Halong Bay, Northern Vietnam’s most famous waters. There we were treated to swimming, kayaking and a delicious feast of freshly prepared local food. On the way back […]

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My 5: Halong Bay Cruise, Vietnam.

Halong bay cruise Vietnam

1. Halong Bay Cruise, April 2018. After a few gloriously peaceful hours cruising around the beautiful Lan Ha Bay, Green Trail’s day-long boat tour chugged into the much better known Halong Bay. So what’s the difference? Basically nothing! The spectacular limestone peak scenery is the same; just expect more water traffic with an increased number of […]

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