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    CENTARA AO NANG BEACH RESORT&SPA KRABI – REVIEW

    We have a pretty wide knowledge of destinations in Thailand, having been in the Land of Smiles five times already, but we hadn’t had the chance to explore the southern province of Krabi yet.Finally we decided to give it a go and opted to stay at Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa, a big structure located right in front of Ao Nang Beach, overlooking the renown Andaman Sea. CENTARA AO NANG BEACH RESORT&SPA KRABI The south of Thailand is known worldwide as a holiday destination thanks to its several kilometres of golden coastline, dream islands, and marine national parks.People often refer to Krabi albeit the city itself doesn’t have…

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    THE BEST 8 TEMPLES IN AYUTTHAYA NOT TO BE MISSED

    AYUTTHAYA Being close to Bangkok but at the same time not as crowded as the capital city, makes Ayutthaya one of our favorite destinations in Thailand when it comes to visiting temples and appreciating Thai architecture. Indeed we’ve been to Ayutthaya 3 times already and we’ll probably go again next time we are in Bangkok, we just love it so much! Ayutthaya is one of the former capital cities of the Kingdom of Siam. There are so many temples in Ayutthaya both inside and outside the river boundaries that contain the naturally protected city, that we keep coming back everytime to see some new sights we missed before. Many of…

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    VIETNAMESE FOOD GUIDE – OUR FAVORITE DISHES AND WHERE TO EAT THEM

    Vietnamese food is very peculiar and unique. Generally speaking it’s quite local and can be very different from north to south, but there are some exceptions like Phở soup and Bành Mi (the bread baguette “imported” by the French) that are widespread throughout the whole country. Also, some cities have their own specialties that can be found there only! Vietnamese cuisine is considered one of the healthiest in the world, due to minimal use of dairy and oil, and reliance on vegetables and herbs including lemongrass, coriander (we truly hate coriander!) ginger and mint . That’s why it is unusual to see fat Vietnamese people! Therefore we decided to put down…

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    9 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN HOI AN, VIETNAM

    Considered the most charming and romantic town in Vietnam, Hoi An is one of the most visited places and a must for travelers. Don’t be scared by the amount of tourists in the town centre, there’s much to do also around Hoi An, don’t just stick to the main road! Hoi An is easy to reach and well serviced, especially via Da Nang city just 25 km north. You can fly to Da Nang or get there by train from Hanoi/Hue, and then continue to Hoi An by bus or taxi. Coming from south, there are also direct buses, if you are up for a long long journey. We always…

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    OVERNIGHT TRAIN FROM CHIANG MAI TO BANGKOK, THAILAND

    How to travel by overnight train in northern Thailand. Thailand is an awesome country, mostly known for its amazing islands and beaches, but don’t forget that the north offers unique landscapes too. Chiang Mai, the biggest city in the north, is reachable via the reliable and fascinating Thai state railway that crosses the nation vertically. We used Thai trains several times, from Chiang Mai to Bangkok overnight, from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, and also from Bangkok to the eastern border with Cambodia. A full visit to Thailand wouldn’t be complete without a train travel, always the most interesting and straight way to get to know a country and its population. If…

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    SLEEPER TRAIN FROM HANOI TO HUE, VIETNAM

    Vietnam is a very extended country and the best way to cover its long distances is traveling by train, both because it’s cheap and to have an interesting cultural insight. In this article we will explain how to get sleeper train tickets from Hanoi to Hue, Central Vietnam. HANOI Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, is a charming multicultural centre. In the past it has been under several foreign controls including Chinese, French and American, which led to the current melting pot. Living in Da Nang, Vietnam, we had the chance to visit it already a couple of times. It is easily reachable by plane, bus and train, with the…

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    MONEY ABROAD: HOW TO DEAL WITH EXCHANGES AND WITHDRAWALS

    Our tips on how to deal with money exchange, withdrawals, ATMs, foreign currencies, etc., when travelling abroad. HOW TO DEAL WITH MONEY ABROAD Before travelling abroad, one important matter you will have to take into consideration is how to deal with money in every single country you are going to visit. The more countries you are going to touch, the more currencies you will see and handle, and your mind will be getting closer to blow after all the rate exchange conversions! First of all, don’t forget to inform your bank you are going to use your card in determinate countries, in order to avoid to get it blocked; second…

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    LUANG PRABANG, LAOS

    After a 10-hour sleeper bus ride from SaPa we get to Dien Ben Phu, last Vietnamese town before the border, but not satisfied we decide to go on to Luang Prabang for other 14 hours on a minivan! If you need info about crossing the border between Vietnam and Laos, check our dedicated post How to go from SaPa to Luang Prabang. We leave Dien Bien Phu at 7.30 am and cross the border after a couple of hours, saying goodbye to the country which has been our home for unforgettable months. After 26 endless hours of travelling we get to Luang Prabang, exhausted. LUANG PRABANG The minivan drops us…

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    FROM HA GIANG TO SAPA, NORTHERN VIETNAM

    Our journey continues immersed in the mountains, going west to Sapa, very popular touristy town in northern Vietnam. We leave the beautiful province of Ha Giang late in the morning on a bus to Lao Cai, important junction on the Chinese border, where we arrive around 5.30 pm. HOW TO REACH SAPA? Most of backpackers reach Sapa from Hanoi, stopping over at the Chinese border city of Lao Cai. If you are not driving yourself by motorbike, you have 2 valid cheap alternatives: by train, preferably a sleeper train from Hanoi to Lao Cai, about 6-hour long, followed by a 1-hour bus ride to Sapa. You can easily book your…

  • HOW TO DRIVE (AND SURVIVE) IN VIETNAM

    A short guide on how to drive, and most of all how to survive to the crazy and wild Vietnam traffic. If you have never ridden a scooter before, this could be the right place to learn, and doing it quickly could be a matter of survival. Whilst for tourists a motorbike is just the easiest and funniest way to move around, for Vietnamese people it means everything: being a car a luxury item that only a few can afford, a scooter is by far the best chance to travel autonomously. In order to drive in Vietnam the prerequisites are: 1. international driving licence; 2. very quick reflexes. We have…