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    SLEEPER TRAIN & BUS WHEN TRAVELLING SOUTHEAST ASIA

    Are you planning to travel to Southeast Asia and wondering what’s the best way to move around? This is the article you’re looking for! With this step-by-step tutorial we’ll help you to use a simple platform, Baolau.vn, to book tickets online: train, buses, ferries and flights to visit the best places in Southeast Asia. We know for experience that sometimes communicating and planning a trip in Southeast Asia can be very frustrating, not only because of the language barriers, but often there are no fixed schedules or direct transports, and in many cases we lost a lot of time and patience in the process. But don’t worry, we are going…

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    VIETNAM VISA AT EMBASSY AND VIETNAM VISA ON ARRIVAL – ALL INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Since the immigration law has recently changed and getting visa and extensions is becoming harder and more expensive, we believe the Vietnam visa application for the visa on arrival is much easier and cheaper at the moment. Searching through internet, you will easily find that there are two ways for you to obtain a visa for Vietnam: Getting a visa at a local Vietnam embassy; Getting a Vietnam visa on arrival. And after successfully getting a visa to Vietnam, we would like to introduce here a brief comparison between these two ways for visa application. I. SIMILARITIES 1.1 Both are legitimate. Both are issued by government authorities of Vietnam (visa at embassy is…

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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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    BARNEY’S DANANG BACKPACKERS HOSTEL

    Tips, photos, advice and review to get your best stay at amazing Barney’s Hostel in the beautiful city of Da Nang, Vietnam. Danang is fastly becoming the perfect half way spot between the Northern capital Hanoi and the opposite far end Ho Chi Minh. This city has several tourist attractions, both natural and artificial. Barney’s Danang Backpackers Hostel (www.barneyhostel.com) rises on the right bank of Han river, right in the middle of all these points of interest. Danang International Airport is well linked to the two main Vietnamese cities with everyday flights, and is currently developing its International destinations, that now include direct flights from Hong-Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Macau,…

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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…

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    HA GIANG TO DONG VAN AND BACK, THE NORTHERN-MOST POINT OF VIETNAM

    Here we go exploring Vietnam‘s north end, Ha Giang province, last tourism frontier in growing evolution. HA GIANG The city of Ha Giang, about 70,000 inhabitants, lies some 300 km north to Hanoi, developing along the banks of river Lo. As told in our previous post, the bus from Cao Bang and Bao Lam dropped us south to the city, so we opted for a random guesthouse in the suburbs, as the only things we need are a motorcycle and a bed. Powered by 12Go Asia system We plan our next days and as always we are rushing, wanting to see as much as possible. We walk out of our place at 7 am,…

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    STORY OF A WHOLE DAY ON A MINIBUS: FROM CAO BANG TO HA GIANG

    Today we have to travel from Cao Bang to Ha Giang, northern Vietnam, for 235 km by minibus, which in normal conditions would take 3-4 hours, but in abnormal conditions like ours will extend up to 12 hours! CAO BANG Sweet wake up at 4.45 am and we head walking to Cao Bang bus station. Our question is “will there be a direct bus to Ha Giang?”, answer of course is no. We will have to take 3 different minibuses, and will reach our destination at 5.30 pm, for totally 12 hours to cover the immense distance of 235 km. What a life. If you want to travel from Hanoi to…

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    CAO BANG AND BAN GIOC WATERFALLS, VIETNAM

    We are currently travelling by bus and motorbike in the north of Vietnam and today we explore the northeastern province of Cao Bang, with Ban Gioc-Detian Waterfalls as final destination on the border with China. SLEEPER BUS FROM HANOI TO CAO BANG We just left charming Hanoi and are heading north now. After an unusual night on the sleeper bus from Hanoi, we step off at Cao Bang bus station at dawn, 5.30 am. Sleeper buses from Hanoi leave every night after 9.30 pm from My Dinh bus station, and reach Cao Bang about 6-7 hours later. Still half asleep, we walk through locals who press us asking where we…