Trip Report

Backpacking in Vietnam - Hanoi, Halong Bay and Sa Pa

Me and my friend spend around 2 weeks travelling Hanoi, Halong Bay and Sa Pa as backpackers.

by katmaiAbout Me:I used to be in the business world as a negotiation consultant until I decided that enough is enough and freedom will always be worth most. So I quit and now I am just living life freely day by day whereever it takes me. I travelled a lo... read more

AsiaVietnam12 days / January 2019

Highs & Lows

Crazy scooter rides in the mountains of Sa Pa.

Halong Bay got way too touristy to still enjoy.

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Not going to Halong Bay.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Everything worked as planned

  • How was the food?

    Street food in general, Don Duck Old Quarter Hanoi, Hanoi Social Club Hanoi

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    No need to plan much ahead.

  • Packing tips?

    Bring warm clothes for Hanoi and especially for Sa Pa in this time.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Walking, Grab motorcycles and cars (Uber style) in Hanoi, overnight buses in all Vietnam

  • Any surprises?

    the tourism overload in Halong Bay

  • Booking details?

    hostelworld