As our three month visa for Vietnam was coming to an end, so was our time in the beautiful capital. Here are some of the highlights from our last week or so in Hà Nội.
After spending one whole year as a full-time travelling family (wahoo!!) and having spent 359 days of this in Southeast Asia, we thought we would look back on the good and the bad.
With one month left of our three-month Vietnam visa, we had plans to spend a total of three weeks in the Vietnamese capital, broken up into two stays. We are really glad we did as we have thoroughly enjoyed our time in the north and feel we saw a more authentic Vietnam than we did in the south. Continue reading “An Exciting Start to Exploring Hà Nội”
After seeing the amazing sights and island formations of Lan Ha & Hạ Long Bays during our stay on Cát Bà Island, we decided to venture to the ‘Hạ Long Bay on land’ – Tam Cốc.
For us, Cát Bà Island was a much more budget-friendly option than the hugely popular Hạ Long Bay and it’s well-known cruises, but it still gave us a wonderful taste of this beautiful part of Vietnam.
Sa Pả, located within the very northern reaches of Vietnam was on our must-see list since leaving New Zealand. Nestled high up within the Hoàng Liên mountain range, this small town offers a geographical isolation that we had not yet seen during our time in Vietnam.
After a short 40 minute drive from Hội An, we arrived at our next home in Đà Nẵng; a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment a short stroll from the beach. I did not have many expectations of Đà Nẵng but found myself pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed our 10 days here.