Hoi An used to be a major trading port between the 15th and 19th century but has now become one of Vietnam’s most beautiful towns. Comparing it with all the other cities in Vietnam is impossible. In the evening, the town’s center is traffic free and becomes the most romantic town in whole Southeast Asia. Almost every type of traveler loves Hoi An, and a lot of them stay a lot longer than they initially thought. Here are 10 awesome things to do in Hoi An.
Vietnam has a rough and violent history, but has become a real backpackers Walhalla in the last years. The country has a lot to offer, from the high mountains around Sapa to the beaches of Nha Trang. It’s easy to travel around and super cheap, so you won’t break your budget! We’ve hold track of all our expenses so you can get a good example of how much you should budget to travel around in Vietnam for one month.
Motorbiking in Indochina is without a doubt one of the best things to do if you want to explore these countries properly. Buying and selling a motorbike in Vietnam is really easy, and a lot of backpackers are becoming a “motorpacker” when in Vietnam, Laos or Cambodia. This ultimate guide on motorbiking in Indochina will give you all the essential information, so you don’t jump on the bike unprepared. Hit the road, Jack!
Hiking Mount Hua isn’t just a walk in the park. Standing on the edge of the cliff, on a one-foot-wide plank, and looking more than 6000 feet down into the valley isn’t something that everyone would do. There are stories that an average of 100 people die each year from falling off the cliff. We don’t want to be one of them. We’re doing this step-by-step, and every step we take is made carefully. The views are breathtaking! But at a certain point, the plank path stops and the only way to get back is by taking the same route again. But now we need to overtake numerous of scared locals on this narrow path. Is this really the most dangerous hike in the world?
When going on a long-term travel adventure or any other backpacking trip, one of the most important things is what to take and how to pack. Your backpack will be your house during your whole trip. So it’s important to have the essentials with you while keeping it light. It’s easy to overpack and it can happen very quickly. Which is logical. The first time you pack, you’ll pack for the “what if” situations. This usually occurs when you have no idea what may await you. We had the same problem in the beginning. To be fair, we already sent a package back home the first week of our trip with things we actually didn’t need to carry along. We wrote this to help fellow adventurers, so they don’t make the same mistake we did. Of course, not everyone travels the same like us, and everyone has its personal needs. But find out our packing list to travel around for more than a year and how we try to keep it light! We hope this will help you to pack smart and as light as possible!
From the bustling city to the calmness of the countryside in just two hours of traveling. The diversity in its geographical landscapes, the great (and sometimes bizarre) food and the culture of China appealed us already for a long time. Traveling through this country first looked difficult because of the language barrier, the extreme difference in culture and the overpopulation. But it was a great experience! It became our starting point for our travels around Asia because it was the perfect way to indulge ourselves in the Asian cultures and their way of life. When we arrived in Hong Kong and started planning our itinerary, we didn’t found any useful information online on what to choose as our next destination with Hong Kong as our starting point. That’s why we want to share our one month itinerary with you, so you can get to see some of the coolest things that China has to offer!