1. Home stay in SAPA

The homestay was most wonderful experience I did in Vietnam. The Homestay we did was a 2 and half day staying in a house with Black Hmong Tribe.  The trek to the house I thought was a like about 2 hours walk but was 5 hours in the hot sunny day plus walking up the mountain. The mountain is called Fansipan that is a mountain in Vietnam, the highest in Indochina, at 3,143 metres.

With the homestay you get a track with a Black Humong woman and then get to stay with a one of the tribe family. They shared their dinner with the whole family and it was fabulous. It was truly magical to see the differences and similarities in our lives. The next day you get another long walk to a waterfall and then diner with family and breakfast.  It was just a must do thing if you go to Vietnam.

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2.Ride the Hai Van Pass on a motorbike

The Hai Van Pass is made famous as it is in a episode of BBC Top Gear.  It is a road that is between Hue and Hoi An. It is a must do on motorbikes. As if you take a one of the bus rides you will not get to stop and take in the amazing views you will be seeing. I had rides as I was on the back of the motorbike as my brother was driving it so I did was just taking in the views as we climb up the mountain and descend from it.

There is a few stops on the way that you need to take so leave eerily in the morning, so you can have time to stop. You will need to go to elephant falls on the way. As it is will take you about 6 to 8 hours with a dew stops on the way to get to Hoi An. Give yourself a full day, so leave eerily.

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3. Explore one of the wonders of the world’s Halong Bay.

This one of the most beautiful places in the world I have been to.  It is situated with thousands of limestone Islands that sit within the bay.  The place is best enjoyed from one fo the many beat cruises whether you chose 5 star luxury or a backpackers party cruise, you will still get too see the wonders it has to offer. There is over 1000s of Islands that surround Halong Bay.

I chose Vietnam Backpackers Hostel cruise that is a 2 and half day stay in their Private Island and day cruise trip that was meant to be a drinking cruises but you don’t have to drink and just enjoy the scenery. The cruise stops for a kayaking trip.   The place is full of history and during the Vietnam War there was a cave that was turned into a hospital.

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4. Stroll around Hoi An town.

Hoi An Ancient Town   is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.  The town is a former port city.it has a iconic Japanese covered bridge allaying you cross over the river.

The town at night comes to ife at night and it is full of colour. The town is full of pepper lanterns all over the town and you can buy them.  There is lots of nice restaurants and bars/clubs along the riverfront and they have the famous why not bar and there is a few of them around Vietnam.

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5. Walk around and get to meet the locals.

Vietnam was voted one of the friendliest cities in the world from the Lonely Planet. One of the best times I had was when I was in Da Lat, It was raining very heavily and I only like 6 hours there, so did not get to see a lot but we found a coffee shop and stayed there for a few hours until it stopped raining and it was nice talking to Vietnam’s owner.

Getting out and walking way from the tourist areas is wonderful. As you get see the real Vietnamese culture and how they live, which I love to do when visiting a place.

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Guest post by Daniel

I am a budding travel blogger who travels the world and shares my experiences and travel expertise via social media and through my blog.

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