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New Year’s Bucket List: Places to Visit in the Second Half of 2020

Hi everyone!

In case you’ve missed the first part of the series with some recommended places to visit in the first half of 2020, you should probably read it first before moving on to this one… But, if you’re actually looking for some holiday inspiration for the second half of the year starting in July, you’re on the right track!

I mean, of course… July and August seem to be the peak holiday seasons in some places. And maybe you’re a parent who needs to travel with kids during the school holiday. Or maybe you just love summer that you simply don’t want to miss the season to enjoy the heat and the sun.

Are you curious on which places that have been recommended by other fellow travel bloggers in the second half of 2020? Carry on!

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

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 2-week 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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Tracing Back In Time: Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone (DMZ Tour)

By the time I arrived in Hue, I couldn’t decide whether I would stop in Hoi An or just go straight to Ho Chi Minh City as I chose to cancel my booking at this homestay in Hoi An. For some reason, I got trapped into this situation of being both indecisive and spontaneous traveler at the same time when I got to Hue.

I mean, I only got 2 weeks in Vietnam, and I felt like I wanted to see everything all at one. At some point, I just wish I could stay at least a month in Vietnam.

Anyway, I was lucky that I stayed at Sunny Fine Guesthouse and I had Toan to consult in order to seek the second opinion to consider. As I spoke to Toan, he suggested me to join DMZ Tour and still go to Hoi An instead of going to Ho Chi Minh City.

I was hesitant to go to Hoi An as I wanted to go to Chu Chi Tunnel, which could take the whole day from HCMC. And according to Toan, DMZ tour is highly recommended as I would be able to see tunnels too. And even more sentimental as I will be able to see the border between North and South Vietnam which was once established to divide both areas during the war.

You see, I’m the kind of traveler who always gets emotional when it comes to sentimental stuff. Like I could freak out just by the idea of being in two places at the same time. So just like that, my doubt disappeared and I decided to go for DMZ tour!

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Review: Sunny Fine Guesthouse – Hue City, Vietnam

As I’ve done a road trip from North Vietnam to South Vietnam back in 2016, I get asked a lot of times about which city that I liked the best when I traveled to Vietnam. Without hesitation, I would answer their question with one thing: Hue.

Not so many Indonesian people I know have a special interest in Vietnam as I do, so it was only normal when they would question what Hue is in the first place. I don’t know though, but with the news about VietJet Air and its bikini flight attendants opening a route to Indonesia, maybe it will start opening Indonesian people’s eyes about the land of Uncle Ho? We’ll see. 😉

Okay, back to Hue. In this post, I would like to write a review on one of the best guesthouses that I have ever stayed, Sunny Fine Guesthouse.

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