The country and its people made a good overall impression on us. Traveling is also safe there. If you're looking for a balance between city life and nature get-aways, Vietnam won't disappoint. Although it's still possible to travel Vietnam on a budget, it's already slightly more expensive than its surrounding countries that we visited. We've noticed less backpackers than we expected. Instead, the more touristic places are full of families, rich pensioners and Australians – the people who generally have more to spend and are happy to tell locals to their face how cheap everything still is for them. The type of tourists and the massive amount of construction going on everywhere, combined with Vietnam being one of the world's fastest growing economies could mean prices … (Continue reading)
Although the majority of the waterfalls around Bali are turned into a profit machine – local supervisors charging entrance fees – there are still some that can be accessed for free. One of them is Air Terjun Pengempu waterfall located close to Ubud, in the area of Tabanan. The falling water streams into a pool with some spots deep enough to swim in. The highlight of local and foreign visitors is a liana, hanging down from a tree, which is used as a natural swing. It's great to watch Indonesian kids doing acrobatics on it.