The countryside of Ninh Binh

The countryside of Ninh Binh

The bus drives past my destination Around 5 am, we drive through the countryside of Ninh Binh … and the bus does not stop. Nevertheless, when we departed in Hue I made it very clear that I was heading to Ninh Binh. and not the capital. I even showed my bus ticket. When I see […]

Places of interest in laid-back Hoi An

Places of interest in laid-back Hoi An

An old trading port with an architectural mix of influences In the morning I take the bus to Hoi An, and once arrived in the city a motorcycle taxi to my hotel. The rooms are well-kept, but mine doesn`t have hot water. This needs to get fixed, or I will have to move to another […]

Mixed feelings about Hanoi

Mixed feelings about Hanoi

A less intrusive Asian capital At first sight, Hanoi seems like just another busy Asian capital. But the city is smaller than Bangkok for instance and has a less intrusive atmosphere than I imagined. I do have mixed feelings about Hanoi though: they range from `I want to get out of here as quickly as […]