Bára & Kuba on the road

Vietnam: Perfume Pagoda and smoked porcupines

A day trip from Hanoi to one of the most famous pilgrimage site in Vietnam. We began our journey with a row-boat ride, visited a complex of pagodas and Buddhist temples, admired some nice views of limestone landscape and eventually walked through crowds to the Perfume Pagoda.

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Vietnam: chilly Sapa and monstrous Fansipan

From Bac Ho we moved over to Sapa. Despite cold and foggy weather, we visited a couple of villages where different ethnic minorities lives, climbed a few waterfalls and eventually enjoyed a little bit of sunshine on top of Fansipan – the highest mountain in Indochina. Besides that, we kept exploring the Vietnamese cuisine and again ate a plenty of amazing food.

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Vietnam: friendly homestay and incredible market in Bac Ho

During two days, we explored the lifestyle of northern Vietnam. We stayed in a local homestay in Bac Ho town and visited an amazing market where people could buy anything from vegetables to buffaloes. We also climbed through rice terraces in surroundings and explored small settlements of Hmong minorities.

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Vietnam: Tam Coc and Cuc Phuong

The first two-day trip out of Hanoi! We visited Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam kingdom, we sailed in small boats through the landscape of Tam Coc region and eventually wrapped up the trip with a couple of short walks in Cuc Phuong, the oldest national park in Vietnam.

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Vietnam: Bun Cha in Hanoi

In February, we made our first trip to Asia. During 17 days, we visited a number of places in north and south Vietnam and we had a taste of everything – busy cities, laid-back villages or sunny coast. We were surprised by ubiquitous pollution and amazed by delicious cuisine. It took us a couple of days to overcome the cultural shock but then when we acclimatized we made the most of it.

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