After Bali and Samoa, it was time to explore another island in the middle of Pacific – New Caledonia. For a week we traveled around the country and saw many of its gems. The first couple of days we spent on the West Coast where the dry moon-like land was surrounded by white sand beaches and washed by turquoise sea.
The last of our Vietnamese trips. We left Ho Chi Minh and spend two days in a region where a boat is more than a bike – the Mekong Delta. During that time we visited a busy floating market, a stuffy rice paper factory and rowed through a maze of water canals inside a small boat.
Time for indulgence! For two days we were cruising in Bai Tu Long Bay. We visited a limestone cave, sailed through a local floating village and went kayaking. We admired the beauty of hundreds of islands scattered across the seascape. Our farewell to North Vietnam could not have been better.
A two-day trip to Moc Chau, during which we explored tea plantations, climbed up to a spectacular cave or visited an ethnic village. At homestay, we tried more local food and also got a chance to do some vietnamese tea tasting.
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.