Tag Archive for: Vietnam

Hotel breakfast when the hotel isn’t finished

A breakfast in a construction site

Vietnam, you might be a great place to live and work, but having breakfast today wasn’t the most memorable… I’ve had some of the greatest food experiences in Vietnam, but this wasn’t one of them. Read more

Local food and scooters in Saigon

Discovering Vietnam, that’s discovering its food as well as the urban jungle Ho Chi Ming City actually is. A food tour felt like the right activity to combine both!

I have already told you that Saigon has its own idea of traffic. Cars get stuck in traffic all the time. So when I wanted to discover the city and its kitchen, doing it by bike felt like the right way to go. And so I jumped on the back of Thinh’s scooter, to discover some food.

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Vietnam – first impressions

After my first days of travel in Ho Chi Ming City and Hanoi (Vietnam), and awaiting more adventures, here are some of the things that were not as I expected them before coming here. Breakfasts in construction sites, motor scooters with an app, and a very cosmopolitan aspect.

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Vietnamese train

Train between Saigon and Hanoi

More train! Saigon to Hanoi this time! The Reunification Express received its name to remember the end of the Vietnam war. Welcome on the sleeper train Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi.

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hanoi, Vietnam - flags in the street

Hanoi in Pictures

Some impressions of my first visit to Hanoi, Vietnam

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Vietnam tank

Cu Chi Tunnels & War Remnants Museum – Saigon

Saigon played an important role in the Vietnam war. When visiting the city, there are two places where you can witness what the Vietnamese lived during the Vietnam war: The Cu Chi Tunnels and the War Remnants Museum.

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Making plans, and having the universe laugh, in Ho Chi Ming City

Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, was a new experience. On so many levels.

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Europe & Asia via the Trans Siberia Route

Koen’s new journey is about to start. This time it’s all about exploring Europe and Asia. Wherever possible, I’ll be trying to travel by train or ferry. A slower way of traveling should bring a nice pace to collect some impressions and meet some people.

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