As a family, we travelled through Vietnam for six weeks. Within this time we stayed in Hoi an, rolled in mud in the dark caves of Phong Nha and took a bus from Hanoi where we enjoyed staying in a Thai stilt house in the village of Mai Chau which is 150km west of the city of Hanoi. (more…)
We have just spent 6 weeks backpacking through Vietnam as a family and we absolutely loved it. We flew into Hanoi, took the bus to Mai Chai and then took a sleeper train from Hanoi to Phong Nha. (more…)
Vietnam is a country full of beautiful scenery, fabulous food and a laid-back lifestyle. A place that will entice you to sit in the sunshine, sip iced coffee and devour a warm banh mi baguette crammed with pate, meats and salad, it really is one of the worlds most unique travel destinations.
Vietnam also has a few scams up its sleeve. Waiting to play out on unknowing tourists. Scams that no Vietnam travel blog ever seems to tell you about.
So here I am. Your new best friend. (more…)
You are in Vietnam, and after a few days of busy sightseeing in Hanoi, you wish to visit the remote mountain town of Mai Chau. Getting from Hanoi to Mai Chau is easy. Follow our lead and ignore anyone who tells you otherwise.
We took our two kids to Mai Chau. We stayed in a stilt house and had a ball.
But. There were a few things I wish someone writing a Vietnam travel blog had told me about; especially about what to expect when you get the local bus!
If you need to know how to get to Mai Chau from Hanoi and are wondering (as we were) about the things to do in Mai Chau once you get there, then this is the post for you.