Sapa, located in Lao Cai province, about 350 km south-west of Hanoi is Hanoi city and it has the Vietnam’s highest peak, Fansipan, 3143m above sea level. There’s an overnight train from Hanoi city to Lao Cai. Trains depart from Hanoi train station and arrive around 530 am in the morning. There are quite a few companies […]

Halong Bay

Halong Bay is well known for its calm sea which is surrounded by thousand of small islands. We visited during May and the weather is warm, however, Halong bay is cold during year end. Do remember to bring a jacket. We booked a 2-day 1-night cruise which includes fetching us from Hanoi city to the pier, the van […]


Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Motorbike, cars, bicycle on the road, honing as they are riding. Looking across the big plantation along the way towards the city, there are buffaloes lying in the fields, looking blankly in their big black eyes. People on the street are friendly and polite, you can’t miss their smile when […]