Category: vietnam

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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The Battle of Online Cabs in South East Asia: Uber, Grab or Go-Jek?

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I remember getting lost in the city that I had never been before with the language that I barely spoke, hailing a cab to get me somewhere without knowing how to tell the driver about your destination could be really difficult. Nowadays, with the emergence of Uber and then some similar platforms, life is a whole lot easier!

In the past few years, I get used to traveling around South East Asia and the existence of these platforms are so handy at times.

From my home country Indonesia to Uncle Ho’s Vietnam, I gotta say Uber, Grab and Go-Jek are applications that I would not delete from my phone as long as they operate. But which one is the best amongst the three?

Hard to tell, but everything has its perks so stay tuned! 😉

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