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. When I see a board along the road stating: Goodbye – Hope to see you again in Ninh Binh, I rush forward. The driver’s assistant is snoring. I wake up almost […]

Multiple places of interest in laid-back Hoi An

Multiple 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 is less intrusive atmosphere than I imagined. I do have mixed feelings about Hanoi: they range from `I want to get out of here as quickly as […]