Category: vietnam

How To Travel Smart in ASEAN Countries

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As you know, it’s pretty rare to find me writing a post with such a short title like this, but here I am. This time, I want to share some tips about how to travel smart in ASEAN countries because, who’s a better person to tell you if not me, someone who’s a part of the tribes?

And for those who are not familiar with ASEAN, then let me tell you a piece of my knowledge. ASEAN stands for the Association of South East Asian Nation, an intergovernmental organization in this part of the world. And no matter how our people say otherwise, we’re pretty much similar from one and another.

I mean, if we’re so different, then why the heck people looked at me as if I was a trashy Filipino who could barely speak Tagalog in Manila?

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9 Ideas When You Don’t Know What To Do in Vietnam

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Xin Chao, everyone!

It’s November already, and the next thing you know you’ll get yourself busy picking presents for your beloved ones while serenading Christmas songs. Two years ago, this time of the year I was busy preparing myself for the trip that I had been waiting for my whole life: a trip to Vietnam.

In case you didn’t know, back in my flying day when I was based in Saudi Arabia, I was so tired of people trying to get friendly with me when it comes to nationality so I had to pretend that I was Vietnamese just to avoid the small talks. And for exactly the same reason, I just had to go there so I did. 😀

Fast forward to today, I heard VietJet Air will start their CGK-SGN route starting this December so besides the fact that I really want to go back there, I also want to share my two cents for those of you who are planning to go to Vietnam yet you don’t know what to do.

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Hanoi to Sapa: Bus or Train?

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If you ask me the perks of joining so many random groups on Facebook lately, I think one of them is the fact that I got a lot of ideas what to post on my blog, be it in English or in Indonesian. I mean, they took me to a lot of interesting posts that inspired me to write more as well, so I think that’s good for my productivity.

This time, I would like to share with you my experience in using public transportation in Vietnam. Especially for Hanoi-Sapa-Hanoi route, as one of the members on The Solo Female Traveler Network posted a question on which public transportation is better to take from Hanoi to Sapa: bus or train?

Well, I’ve got an experience to use both on my last journey to Vietnam. I know it’s been awhile since I traveled there in 2016, but I think my two cents can give you some ideas what to choose next time you’re planning to Sapa from Hanoi.

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