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.
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.
The four-day Kepler Track turned out to be the most extreme track we’d done in New Zealand so far. But despite the ugly beginning and the terrible middle section, it ended up with nice two days and a valuable excursion into New Zealand’s harsh weather.
Awesome two days when we undertook the 32 km long crossing between Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National Park and enjoyed a beautiful hike through alpine meadows, ice-carved valleys and around crystal clear lakes. All that was our second Great Walk – Routeburn Track.
Our itinerary for a long Christmas break trip down the South Island in New Zealand starting from Wellington.