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Explore Vietnam

WELCOME TO VIETNAM

 

Join me on my exploration of Vietnam. My articles, travel guides and photography will take you on a journey starting in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

Travel north with me through Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay and vist the Black H'mong Tribe in Sapa.

Vietnam is an amazing experience in variety, culture and beauty. If you are planning a trip to Vietnam, my blog will help to provide some ideas of what you cannot miss.

If you are just curious, take a look and then start packing your bags. You will not want to miss this beautiful country!

In this section you can find everything you need for you adventure in Vietnam.

Enjoy the journey and Safe Travels!

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HOW TO EXPERIENCE VIETNAM

Thinking about a dream trip to Vietnam? My Vietnam 2 week itinerary covers it all - it is a very detailed day by day breakdown including top places to visit, how to visit it, best option for transportation, costs to travel on a budget and more.

WHY GO TO VIETNAM

Vietnam offers very diverse landscape and a great option of things to do all over the country. The food is just phenomenal, people are super friendly and it all makes Vietnam a great destination. Get inspired with these 25 photos!

 

Vietnam – The Best 2 Weeks Itinerary (complete day-by-day guide)

By Paula Martinelli | April 15, 2020

  Vietnam is amazing, from top to bottom, with such a diverse landscape, friendly people, rich culture and yummy food. …

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VIETNAM TRAVEL TIPS

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

By Paula Martinelli | October 22, 2018

Vietnam at A Glance Vietnam is certainly a country that has a lot to offer with many type of adventures …

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Ethical tourism in Halong Bay, Vietnam

By Paula Martinelli | June 16, 2020

  Vietnam has seen a major tourism increase over the last decade, and visitors all over the world have one …

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My Son, Vietnam – Tips on how to visit the Hindu Sanctuary

By Paula Martinelli | June 15, 2020

  The UNESCO World Heritage Site of My Son, in Vietnam, is often skipped. However, it is a worthwhile place …

A day trip to the Marble Mountains in Danang, Vietnam

By Paula Martinelli | March 24, 2020

  The Marble Mountains are located at the coastal town of Danang in Vietnam, and is an incredible place to …

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 3-Day Itinerary – The city that never stops

By Paula Martinelli | March 13, 2020

  Discover the fascinating history, the fantastic food, the party city, and the rich history of museums and historical buildings. …

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Hoi An, Vietnam 2020 – Top 13 things to explore, do and see

By Paula Martinelli | September 9, 2019

Historic, fun, beautiful, interesting and so much to offer…Find out why I could live in Hoi An Hoi An is …

Halong Bay: 3 days cruise on a Junk Boat

By Paula Martinelli | October 25, 2018

What to expect from a 3 days cruise in Halong Bay and how to choose the best options for you …

VIETNAM ETHICAL TRAVEL

Ethical tourism in Halong Bay, Vietnam

By Paula Martinelli | June 16, 2020

  Vietnam has seen a major tourism increase over the last decade, and visitors all over the world have one …

SAPA, Vietnam: Ethical Travel Guide

By Paula Martinelli | April 28, 2020

ETHICAL TRAVEL IN SAPA AND WHY I RECOMMEND BOOKING AN INDEPENDENT HOMESTAY Trekking and homestay in Sapa with a local …

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SAPA, Vietnam: Ethical Travel Guide

By Paula Martinelli | April 28, 2020

ETHICAL TRAVEL IN SAPA AND WHY I RECOMMEND BOOKING AN INDEPENDENT HOMESTAY Trekking and homestay in Sapa with a local …

Homestay with Black H'mong in Sapa

Everything you need to know about trekking & homestay in Sapa

By Paula Martinelli | April 22, 2020

Sapa is located beyond the clouds in a mountain town in Lao Cai Province which also includes Vietnam’s highest peak, Fan Si Pan.

It is in a remote place in Vietnam located about 350 km northwest of Hanoi, close to the Chinese border. We were so close to China that while my phone didn’t have service in much of Vietnam, in Sapa I could get on service from China.

Sapa – The best 3 days trek and homestay itinerary in 2019

By Paula Martinelli | September 6, 2018

Sapa is located in the mountains in the North of Vietnam, and tourism in this part of the country has increased in the past few years due to the beautiful trek and also the opportunities to live like a local at a homestay with one of the hill tribes.
The itineraries will vary, depending on the length of time you choose, the guide and the weather conditions, but each experience is remarkable and unique.

How to do an authentic Homestay with the Black H’mong in Sapa

By Paula Martinelli | August 27, 2018

Find out if homestay in Sapa experience is for you While trek and homestay with the Black H’mong in Sapa …

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