Ethical tourism in Halong Bay, Vietnam – 2019 Guide

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Halong Bay is a perfect example of overtourism – But it is not all bad news! How to describe a perfect vacation in Vietnam without thinking about a cruise in Halong Bay!? The opportunity to sail on a junk ship through hundreds of dramatic limestone mountains sticking up from a deep turquoise sea —  There are so many karst islands …

SAPA, Vietnam: 2019 Ethical Travel Guide

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Ethical Tourism in Sapa and why I recommend booking an independent homestay Ethical travel is about creating better places to live and better places to visit – These 7 steps on my Ethical Travel Guide for Sapa help highlight why it is important to hire a local guide and to book an independent homestay if you are going to trek …

Ho An - Top things to do

Hoi An, Vietnam – 2019 Guide of Top things to do and explore

Paula Martinelli Blog, Danang, Travel, Travel Tips, Vietnam 4 Comments

Historic, fun, beautiful, interesting and so much to offer…Find out why I could live in Hoi An Hoi An is a must-visit destination in Vietnam, and with so much to do and see I have listed here the top 13 things to do and explore that you cannot miss. If you are like me, you’ve probably already fallen in love …

Halong Bay: 3 days cruise on a Junk Boat

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What to expect from a 3 days cruise in Halong Bay and how to choose the best options for you Find out what to expect of a 3 days cruise on a Junk Boat in Halong Bay, Vietnam I am here to share my experience. First of all let’s make clear that the Junk Boats are these beautiful old wooden …

Vietnam Travel Tips: Everything you need to know before your trip

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Vietnam at A Glance Vietnam is certainly a country that has a lot to offer with many type of adventures to suit any taste. It’s a great place to visit with your family, friends, as a couple or solo. Vietnam is very diverse and offers a mix of big cities, lush countryside, a rich history, and a coastline with beautiful …