Vietnam

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A land with varied landscapes, colourful junks, conical hats worn in rice fields,
and streets congested by scooters: Welcome to Vietnam!

 

Language(s) Vietnamese
Currency
Dong
Hitchhiking level Very easy (with sign)
Wild camping Tolerated

Responsible travel: animal exploitation, somewhere between traditions and attractions

While volunteering in a hostel in Kyrgyzstan, we were struck by the interest and enthusiasm of a majority of travelers for attractions involving animals - such as multi-day horse treks with tired horses, or souvenir photo sessions with an eagle on arm... Choices that often exasperated us, but also raised many questions!...

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Hitchhiking trip on the Ha Giang loop and the Cao Bang mountains – Vietnam

Leaving the mountainous region of Sapa, its tourists and rainy weather, we continued our hitchhiking trip to another mountainous region, in the provinces of Hà Giang and Cao Bang, located in the North-East of Vietnam, on the border with China. On the spot, we did not only find good weather and few tourists; we also found much more authentic, captivating and impressive green landscapes!

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