Two days full of ups and downs. We explored spectacular waterfalls, strolled empty white sand beaches and watched an amazing sunset from our front beach shelter. We also drove through a deserted landscape exhausted from nickel mining and almost run out of petrol in the middle of nowhere. All that was the East Coast of New Caledonia.
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.