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How Much Does it Cost to Travel Vietnam – Our Comprehensive Budget Guide to Backpacking Vietnam

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)

10 Unusual Things To Do In Mui Ne Nobody Told You About

If you're a hippie at heart and happen to be in South Vietnam, Mui Ne is your paradise. Located right at the coast, fishing makes the main source of income here. From catching and trading all sorts of seafood to producing and exporting Vietnam's Number 1 fish sauce. Fish is the linchpin all over the place. Indeed, even the name Mũi Né owes a great deal to the fishing culture. Fishermen used to hide (né in Vietnamese) in the cape (mũi in Vietnamese) during rough sea storms. This is one version of how this place got its name. In the recent years, however, another business has derived: tourism. Especially, Russians have turned this place into their second home base after Nha Trang. Today, Mui Ne is a well … (Continue reading)

How Much Does It Cost to Travel Phú Quốc – An Honest Budget Guide

Phú Quốc is Vietnam's island paradise and just a stone's throw away from Cambodia's coast. Being a relatively new destination, it's still possible to find long stretches of beach completely to yourself. However, times are changing with investors spreading the word about this blissful slice of heaven, luring more and more tourists into their brand new resorts with fenced off beaches, solely exclusive to those who stay there. According to the plans of Phú Quốc's Prime Minister, major investments on the island to accelerate tourism shall be completed by 2020, leading to a standard tourist destination. Knowing that time is running short, considered the fast growing master plan of the government, we took on a challenge to travel Phú Quốc in the least expensive way before it's too late for it. Compared … (Continue reading)

10 Unusual Things To Do in Dalat Nobody Told You About

If you want to see another side of Vietnam, you should head to a small but charming city in the Central Highlands, called Dalat. The cool climate is a pleasant change from the heat, making it the perfect getaway, already since the French colonial times. They say that: Da Lat has four seasons in one day. Spring in the morning, summer in the afternoon, autumn in the early evening, and winter at night. Keeping this in mind, make sure to have flexible clothes and be prepared for sudden weather changes. Not only the tourists benefit from refreshing temperatures, also a variety of vegetables, fruit and flowers do. Moreover, Dalat is a popular honeymoon destination for the locals. If you're heading towards Nha Trang, Mui Ne or Saigon, make … (Continue reading)