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Location: Hanoi

Day 1 - 7 Feb 2020

Noi Bai International Airport

Hanoi, Noi Bai International Airport

Content: We took an early morning flight from Singapore to Hanoi. We got a bubble tea and a banh mi to share since were so hungry!

Grande Collection Hotel & Spa

Hanoi, Grande Collection Hotel & Spa

Content: After getting the food we took a taxi and we went straight to the hotel. We checked in, and then went out for lunch and to explore Hanoi Old Quarter.

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi, Hanoi Old Quarter
Hanoi, Hanoi Old Quarter

Content: We walked around the old quarter and had delicious Vietnamese lunch!

Hoàn Kiếm Lake

Hanoi, Hoàn Kiếm Lake

Content: After lunch we were energised again and ready to explore the city! We just strolled through the streets of the old quarter and then ended up at the lake in the middle of the city.

Highlands Coffee

Hanoi, Highlands Coffee
Hanoi, Highlands Coffee

Content: After exploring the lake area we headed to this building where you have a cool view over the streets and you can see how chaotic the traffic is! We got some drinks and enjoyed the view.

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi, Hanoi Old Quarter

Content: For dinner we had some Pho, local style with a wooden table and plastic chairs! So delicious 😍🍜

Location: Hanoi

Day 2 - 8 Feb 2020

Hanoi

Hanoi, Hanoi

Content: We were picked up early in the morning by a bus that took us to Hai Phong Harbor where we took a boat to our cruise in Lan Ha Bay.

Location: Lan Ha Bay

Day 2 - 8 Feb 2020

Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay, Lan Ha Bay
Lan Ha Bay, Lan Ha Bay

Content: After welcome, lunch, and settling in the room, it was time for some activities!

Location: Cát Hải

Day 2 - 8 Feb 2020

Cát Bà Island

Cát Hải, Cát Bà Island
Cát Hải, Cát Bà Island
Cát Hải, Cát Bà Island

Content: We visited Cat Ba Island and specifically Viet Hai village where we learned more about Vietnamese culture and the island.

Location: Cruise boat

Day 2 - 8 Feb 2020

Lan Ha Bay

Cruise boat , Lan Ha Bay
Cruise boat , Lan Ha Bay

Content: We went to the deck of the boat to check out the views and in the evening there was a cooking class on the boat and then it was time to rest 😊

Location: Lan Ha Bay

Day 3 - 9 Feb 2020

Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay, Lan Ha Bay
Lan Ha Bay, Lan Ha Bay

Content: We woke up early in the morning to participate in the kayaking activity in Lan Ha Bay. While kayaking we also passed some fishing water villages.

Location: Hanoi

Day 3 - 9 Feb 2020

Shining Central Hotel & Spa

Hanoi, Shining Central Hotel & Spa

Content: After that, it was time to pack, have lunch and say goodbye to the boat crew members. We took another boat back to Haiphong and then the bus back to Hanoi where we arrived around 3 pm. After checked into the hotel, we went out exploring again.

Location: Hanoi old quarter

Day 3 - 9 Feb 2020

The Alley

Hanoi old quarter, The Alley
Hanoi old quarter, The Alley
Hanoi old quarter, The Alley

Content: Boba time and some streetfood

Hanoi Train Street

Hanoi old quarter, Hanoi Train Street

Content: Famous train street of Hanoi! We stayed there a bit and waited until the train passed by

Location: Hanoi

Day 3 - 9 Feb 2020

Tim Ho Wan Restaurant

Hanoi, Tim Ho Wan Restaurant

Content: We took a taxi to a famous dim sum restaurant, which was located in a shopping mall (Lotte department store) so we walked around and did some shopping too!

Location: Hanoi

Day 4 - 10 Feb 2020

Phổ Cổ Café

Hanoi, Phổ Cổ Café
Hanoi, Phổ Cổ Café

Content: We had a full day of exploring Hanoi and we started it with trying Vietnamese egg coffee at the Pho Co Café, a hidden café with a view of Hoan Kiem Lake!

Bánh Mì 25

Hanoi, Bánh Mì 25

Content: This was followed by a quick ‘outside’ visit to the Hanoi opera house and lunch at what they say is the best Banh Mi in town (Banh Mi 25).

Đồng Xuân Market

Hanoi, Đồng Xuân Market
Hanoi, Đồng Xuân Market

Content: We went to Dong Xuan Market and then the Water Puppet Show at the Than Long Theater with full bellies. Please remember to buy tickets beforehand for the show.

Hanoi

Hanoi, Hanoi

Content: In the evening, we took a night bus to Sa. Before that we could freshen up and shower at the hotel before spending the night in a bus!

Location: Sa Pa

Day 5 - 11 Feb 2020

Sa Pa

Sa Pa, Sa Pa
Sa Pa, Sa Pa

Content: It was about a 6hrs drive. We arrived early in the morning around 3 AM in Sa Pa but we could sleep until 6 AM on the bus. We were then brought to a hotel where you can leave your luggage (suitcase) and pack a small bag with necessities for the evening because in the evening we stayed with a Vietnamese family somewhere in the mountains (Homestay).

Sa Pa

Sa Pa, Sa Pa

Content: After packing, a guide picked us up, and the trek in the foggy weather on muddy mountain roads towards rice fields started. It was about a 12km hike and halfway the sun started shining and the views were amazing!

Sa Pa

Sa Pa, Sa Pa
Sa Pa, Sa Pa

Content: In the evening we had dinner and Vietnamese rice wine shots with the host family. Such a unique experience!

Location: Sa Pa

Day 6 - 12 Feb 2020

Sa Pa

Sa Pa, Sa Pa
Sa Pa, Sa Pa
Sa Pa, Sa Pa

Content: After waking up and eating breakfast, it was time to start the trek back to Sa Pa city. We arrived there late afternoon. A lunch was provided as part of the tour that we booked via Klook.

Location: Hanoi

Day 6 - 12 Feb 2020

Acoustic Hotel & Spa

Hanoi, Acoustic Hotel & Spa

Content: The bus picked us up and once we were back in Hanoi, it was evening, so no more activities for that day, except for dinner. We stayed at the Acoustic Hotel & Spa and can recommend this hotel!

Location: Hanoi

Day 7 - 13 Feb 2020

Hanoi

Hanoi, Hanoi
Hanoi, Hanoi
Hanoi, Hanoi

Content: Another full day to explore Hanoi.m before our next stop! We went to the Thang Long Citadel, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and the One Pillar Pagoda. The rest of the time was spent just wandering around the city.

Tim Ho Wan Restaurant

Hanoi, Tim Ho Wan Restaurant

Content: We headed to Tim Ho Wan again for some dim sum 🙈

Hanoi Railway Station

Hanoi, Hanoi Railway Station

Content: When it was time, we headed back to the hotel to pick up our suitcases and to go to the train station where we took the train to Ninh Binh, which takes approximately 1.5h. For dinner we got some delicious banh mi in some place near the train station!

Location: Hoa Lư

Day 8 - 14 Feb 2020

Tam Coc La Montagne Resort & Spa

Hoa Lư, Tam Coc La Montagne Resort & Spa

Content: Good morning from the Tam Coc La Montagne resort! Here we will stay 3 nights to explore the surroundings of Ninh Binh! We rented a scooter from the hotel and of we go!

Location: Ninh Binh

Day 8 - 14 Feb 2020

Bai Dinh Pagoda

Ninh Binh, Bai Dinh Pagoda
Ninh Binh, Bai Dinh Pagoda
Ninh Binh, Bai Dinh Pagoda

Content: First we went to the Bai Ding Pagoda complex, which is super huge! A few hours were spent there and then we headed to in my opinion the best view we saw in Vietnam! Ugh

Hang Múa

Ninh Binh, Hang Múa
Ninh Binh, Hang Múa
Ninh Binh, Hang Múa

Content: The Mua Caves! How stunning is this view😍 it will take some steps to get up there but totally worth it

Location: Ninh Binh

Day 9 - 15 Feb 2020

Tràng An Complex

Ninh Binh, Tràng An Complex
Ninh Binh, Tràng An Complex
Ninh Binh, Tràng An Complex

Content: Second day in Ninh Binh we started with a boat tour, the Trang An boat your, where you can choose different routes. The number of caves and temples differ between the routes.

Location: Hoa Lư District

Day 9 - 15 Feb 2020

Hoa Lư District

Hoa Lư District, Hoa Lư District
Hoa Lư District, Hoa Lư District

Content: After we headed on the scooter to Hoa Lu Ancient capital.

Location: Hoa Lư

Day 10 - 16 Feb 2020

Bich Dong Pagoda

Hoa Lư, Bich Dong Pagoda

Content: The last day in Ninh Binh was spent first at the Bich Dong Pagoda, we then scootered around a bit..

Tam Coc Ninh Binh

Hoa Lư, Tam Coc Ninh Binh

Content: .. and then did another boat ride. The temperature dropped about 15 degrees so it was cold and we were quite tired from the first few days. So we took the Tam Coc Boat ride where the rowers row with their feet! For a comparison between the 2 boat rides head to my instagram to see my opinion about it.

Location: Ninh Bình

Day 10 - 16 Feb 2020

Ninh Bình

Ninh Bình, Ninh Bình

Content: Afterward we took a massage and just chilled, had dinner, and freshened up until it was time to go to the station: 14h night train to our next destination – Da Nang! During dinner we tried this local dish, which is like a fried rice cracker!

Location: Da Nang

Day 11 - 17 Feb 2020

Da Nang

Da Nang, Da Nang

Content: Welcome to Da Nang! The train arrived around noon.

Halina Hotel & Apartment

Da Nang, Halina Hotel & Apartment

Content: We took a taxi from the train station to the hotel.

Location: Hải Châu District

Day 11 - 17 Feb 2020

Korean Street Food

Hải Châu District, Korean Street Food

Content: Close to the hotel was a Korean restaurant, so we checked in, freshed up and went there for lunch! The restaurant is called Muong Thanh Chicken & Cafe.

Location: Da Nang

Day 11 - 17 Feb 2020

Da Nang

Da Nang, Da Nang
Da Nang, Da Nang

Content: The rest of the day was spent exploring the city and of course also get a bubble tea! 🧋

Location: Ba Na Hills

Day 12 - 18 Feb 2020

Sun World Ba Na Hills

Ba Na Hills, Sun World Ba Na Hills
Ba Na Hills, Sun World Ba Na Hills
Ba Na Hills, Sun World Ba Na Hills

Content: We booked a day trip to Ba Na Hills, again with the website Klook. The package included the transport as well as entrance tickets to the theme park. This theme park is mainly famous for the Golden Hands Bridge! Unfortunately, we had bad luck with the weather: it was raining and extremely foggy the entire day. We could not even fly the drone or see the entire bridge. Therefore we ended up spending most of the day inside in the gaming arcade, as it was also cold!

Location: Marble Mountain

Day 13 - 19 Feb 2020

The Marble Mountains

Marble Mountain, The Marble Mountains
Marble Mountain, The Marble Mountains

Content: The next day it was a very sunny day, yay! We rented a scooter and did a day trip to Hoi An but first we made a stop at the Marble mountains!

Location: Hội An

Day 13 - 19 Feb 2020

Hội An

Hội An, Hội An
Hội An, Hội An
Hội An, Hội An
Hội An, Hội An

Content: The ride to Hoi An was not too far and we spent the rest of the day in Hoi An until after dinner. Such a lovely city to walk around! For lunch we had banh mi from apparently the best banh mi in town 💛

Reaching Out Teahouse

Hội An, Reaching Out Teahouse
Hội An, Reaching Out Teahouse

Content: After a while we had some tea and cookies at this beautiful teahouse which I found super special. All the staff from the teahouse are hard of hearing or deaf.

Hội An

Hội An, Hội An
Hội An, Hội An
Hội An, Hội An

Content: Some of the best food I had in Vietnam! These are two local noodle dishes 🤤

Location: Da Nang

Day 14 - 20 Feb 2020

My Khe Beach

Da Nang, My Khe Beach

Content: The last day in Da Nang, we went to the Upside Down museum, and decided to spend the rest of the day on My Khe beach tanning a bit until it was time to leave for the airport for our flight to the last stop! It was a 1.5h flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh city.

Location: Hải Châu

Day 14 - 20 Feb 2020

Da Nang International Airport

Hải Châu, Da Nang International Airport
Hải Châu, Da Nang International Airport

Content: At the airport we had some ‘dinner’ before getting on the plane ✈️

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 14 - 20 Feb 2020

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City

Content: Last hotel of the trip! We checked in and relaxed a bit before meeting up a friend and grab our second dinner 🤣 this restaurant was soooo good! The owners came from Northern Vietnam so the food was also from there, but so so authentic and good 💛 (Bunn. Oi restaurant)

Location: Quận 1

Day 15 - 21 Feb 2020

Caravelle Hotel

Quận 1, Caravelle Hotel

Content: Good morning from the Caravelle hotel! We had delicious breakfast at the hotel. Unfortunately I don’t have any proper pictures of this beautiful hotel, but this was the view from The swimming pool!

Location: Mekong Delta

Day 15 - 21 Feb 2020

Mekong Delta Vietnam

Mekong Delta, Mekong Delta Vietnam
Mekong Delta, Mekong Delta Vietnam

Content: Another day trip booked with Klook, to the Mekong Delta in Ben Tre province. It was a hot sunny day but nice to escape the city life and see the more rural side. We learned about different cultural aspects, did a cycling tour and a boat tour!

Location: Ho Chi Minh city

Day 15 - 21 Feb 2020

EON51

Ho Chi Minh city, EON51

Content: In the evening, back in Ho Chi Minh City, we had dinner and visited EON51 in the Bitexco Tower, which is a sky bar with 360 degrees view over the city!

Location: Ho chi minh city

Day 15 - 21 Feb 2020

IPPUDO Le Thanh Ton

Ho chi minh city, IPPUDO Le Thanh Ton

Content: We had a late night ‘snack’ 😂 such delicous ramen at Ippudo Ramen.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 16 - 22 Feb 2020

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City

Content: The next day we explored the city itself: Ho Chi Minh city hall, Notre dame cathedral of Saigon, Saigon Central post office.

Chợ Bến Thành

Ho Chi Minh City, Chợ Bến Thành
Ho Chi Minh City, Chợ Bến Thành
Ho Chi Minh City, Chợ Bến Thành

Content: In the evening, we went to Ben Thanh market and had different types of street food! So many good options to eat there!

Location: Vietnam —> Singapore

Day 17 - 23 Feb 2020

Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Vietnam —> Singapore, Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Content: Another early morning! The end of our Vietnam trip, we boarded a flight very early to get back to Singapore