Vietnam by bus

Vietnam by bus

We have now been in Vietnam for six days, travelling from Hanoi down the coastline to Hoi An. So far so good, we have come across some difficulties with our bus tickets and we have learned that everything is not always what it seems to be. People here can inform you of things like your bustickets or tourtickets, but they are not always accurate and it’s not always what you think you booked. Sometimes just because you don’t speak the same language and sometimes just because it’s just not accurate.

Vietnam is a very long country with long distances between bigger cities, and somehow you think that you’ll manage to cover it all. Because it doesn’t look very far to travel from for example Hanoi to Hue, like we did. But it’s a 13 hour busdrive.

Our original plans was to travel down the coastline from Hanoi to Hoi An and from there to Na trang and down to Ho Chi Mihn city. And from there take us to an island for some relaxation. And then back to Hanoi.

But traveling down the coastline to Na trang alone would take us too much time. Time that we do not have.

So we figured that instead of doing one place in one day, we concentrate on Northern Vietnam instead.

We are now sitting in the lobby at the hotel waiting for the bus to take us from Hoi An back to Hanoi. And from there we will catch a bus to Halong bay.

There are a lot of things to do there.See the landscape. Kayaking, climbing and more. We will probably rent a scooter or bicycles so that we can see much more in shorter time and cover more ground.

We’ve rented a scooter until today and we have been driving outside of HoiAn to see some villages and found some really beautiful remote beaches and met locals who really made an impression on us. We will tell you all about it when we get back. Unfortunately, Facebook is blocked here in HoiAN for some reason, so that’s why we haven’t been so active these last couple of days. But we will do our very best to keep you updated.