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Why you shouldn’t skip Ninh Binh on a trip to Vietnam

The Ninh Binh Province is a mere 2-3 hour drive south of Hanoi, and has come to be known as ‘Halong Bay on land’. In reality it is Tam Coc – a small village to the southwest of Ninh Binh town – that gives the area its nickname, and it is the limestone karsts dotting… Continue reading Why you shouldn’t skip Ninh Binh on a trip to Vietnam

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Dalat: Vietnam’s City of Flowers

It’s easy to get stuck for a while in Vietnam’s beautiful Dalat, nestled in the Central Highlands in the Lam Dong Province. The province is one of Vietnam’s major producers of flowers, producing 10% of the country’s flower exports, hence Dalat’s nickname of ‘The City of Flowers’. And as soon as you reach the edges… Continue reading Dalat: Vietnam’s City of Flowers

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Cat Ba Island: for a cheaper (and better) Halong Bay experience

Cat Ba Island, at a size of 260 square kilometres, is the largest island in Vietnam’s iconic Halong Bay. It is best described as a cluster of the bay’s limestone karsts that have formed together to create a larger island. Although the main town, Cat Ba Town, is nothing to behold, exploring further inland you… Continue reading Cat Ba Island: for a cheaper (and better) Halong Bay experience