Hanoi Note: This trip was done in 2001 and 2002 Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital town with 3 million citizens (8 millions in 2019) .From 1902 to 1953, Hanoi was the capital town of the French Indochina, which from 1893 consisted of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.Hanoi is a town surrounded with beautiful lakes and lush parks, and it feels a little bit more spacious than HCMC (Saigon). However, the pulse of life is just the same. The most visited area is […]

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DMZ Note: This trip was done in 2001. We also made a one-day excursion from Hué to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). DMZ consists of an area about 10 km wide and located around the Ben Hai river. This river forms the split between South Vietnam and North Vietnam. The area around the DMZ is still not cleared by mines, and everyday new mines are found.Our first stop was in a mountain district near the Laos border. Due to the fact […]

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Hoi An

We bought bus tickets to Hoi An in Saigon. These are “open tickets” where you decide your final destination of the bus trip. On the way to your destination the bus stops in different cities and you can stay there for several days. The night before you want to depart again you just tell them and then you can go on further to your final stop the next morning. After some days we stayed in Hoi An, in central Vietnam.The bus […]

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Note: This trip was made in 2001 Hué has about 250000 citizens and is known as the old imperial town. Here 13 Emperors have reigned during 1802 to 1945. The largest places of interest in the area are the old Emperor tombs. In November 1999 the whole town was below water when a huge flood hit some parts of Vietnam. The city is split in two sections by the Parfyme River. We really recommend a boattrip at the Parfyme River. […]

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Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has 9 millions citizens.Add to that about 2.5 million of mopeds/motorcycles. One advantage of that is that the city is not as polluted as for example Bangkok.The traffic is very hectic. To go from one side of the street to the other side is a big achievement.You can not stay and wait for someone to stop and let you pass, you must slowly go forward without stopping or going back!This is what you […]

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The republic of Singapore is one of the worlds smallest countries. Singapore or Singa Pura (Liontown) has around 3 millions citizens. There are mostly Chinese (78%), Malay (14%) and Indians (7%). Singapore has a clean and nice environment and the business district with its sky-scrapers give a picture of a modern society. The country is indeed not so old. The English man Sir Stamford Raffles made a landing in 1819 and founded a couple of years later Singapore as a […]

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