Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre: Hanoi

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I feel like the water puppet theatre is just one of those things you can’t miss when you’re in Hanoi – it’d be like skipping the Eiffel Tower when you visit Paris. And with a relatively cheap price (60,000 – 100,000 VND), for forty minutes of a somewhat confusing, yet entertaining performance, why not see it? So that’s exactly what …

Hoan Kiem Lake: A Social Experiment

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The usual attitude at Hoan Kiem Lake, the “centre” of Hanoi, involves the following: Avoid eye contact Speak to noone Pretend you don’t understand English Change direction if someone is coming towards you If you’ve been, you’re probably nodding your head in agreement. I know we’re all doing this. Vietnam has a bad name when it comes to tourist scams. …

4 Sapa Activities for the Adventurous Backpacker

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I arrived in Sapa at some ridiculous hour after attempting (and generally failing) to sleep in the cheapest seat I could get on the night train from Hanoi (terrible idea). Given I couldn’t get a room until 11am, some 4 – 5 hours away, I decided to come up with some ideas on how I’d spend my next few days. …

Sa Pa Homestay Trek (on a budget)

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When I first arrived in Sapa, I headed straight to the tour desk at my hostel to get an idea of what I could do over the coming days. A homestay trek was high on my list – it sounded perfect to me! But then I was told the cost – it’d be just shy of 2 million VND for …

Photo Blog – A Journey through Bolivia: Across the Salt Flats

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After a few unfortunate delays on the way, with not only my bag being stolen as we left Peru, but my friend Justin’s bag being stolen as we arrived in Chile, we finally made it to San Pedro de Attacama (less Justin who went on a quest for a new passport). In San Pedro we met the rest of the …