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Explore 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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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.


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!


The Best 2 Week Itinerary – Vietnam

By Paula Martinelli | March 24, 2019

If you are considering to visit Vietnam and is not sure how much time you need to explore this amazing …

Vietnam: 25 pictures to inspire you to visit

By Paula Martinelli | September 12, 2018

Discover the amazing VIETNAM in 25 pictures A very diverse country, that offers a mix of big and busy cities …

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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 …


Ho Chi Minh City 3-Day Itinerary

By Paula Martinelli | February 13, 2020

Discover the best of Ho Chi Minh City in 3-day itinerary Discover the fascinating history, the fantastic food, the party …

Marble Mountains in Danang, Vietnam – 2020 Guide

By Paula Martinelli | September 24, 2019

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

My Son Hindu Sanctuary in Vietnam – Visit 2019

By Paula Martinelli | September 20, 2019

My Son – Hindu Sanctuary is a great opportunity for a day trip from Hoi An If you have more …

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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 …


Ethical tourism in Halong Bay, Vietnam – 2019 Guide

By Paula Martinelli | September 17, 2019

Halong Bay is a perfect example of overtourism – But it is not all bad news! How to describe a …

SAPA, Vietnam: 2019 Ethical Travel Guide

By Paula Martinelli | September 12, 2019

Ethical Tourism in Sapa and why I recommend booking an independent homestay Ethical travel is about creating better places to …


SAPA, Vietnam: 2019 Ethical Travel Guide

By Paula Martinelli | September 12, 2019

Ethical Tourism in Sapa and why I recommend booking an independent homestay Ethical travel is about creating better places to …

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 …

Everything you need to know about trek & homestay in Sapa

By Paula Martinelli | August 26, 2018

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.



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