How to Tip in Vietnam

WHY MONEY MATTERS – VOL. 1 – To tip or not to tip in Vietnam, that is the question. For many travelers, a recurrent cause of anxiety is when to give gratitude for services through tips, and how much is enough. This may differ from country to country and even within the country, depending on … Read more

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6 Questions about Traveling Vietnam during the Vietnamese New Year

The most significant holiday in Vietnam is definitely the Vietnamese New Year. It’s “Tết” in Vietnamese, and it’s based on the Vietnamese Lunar calendar. It falls end of January or early February [See below guidance of dates for a foreseeable future!]. The Vietnamese New Year shares many similarities to the Chinese New Year. However, it’s … Read more

5 Reasons to Add Ba Be Lake to Your Itinerary in Vietnam

Have you thought about including the world’s only permanent freshwater karst lake to your itinerary? And if I told you it features an impressive cave with thousands of bats to marvel at? You can find that and much more at Ba Be Lake, one of the oldest national parks in Vietnam. Have you heard of … Read more

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8 Activities To Do Along The Ha Giang Loop

My name is Quyet. I am one of the English-speaking guides in the QT Team. Below I’ll list my Top 8 Activities To Do Along The Ha Giang Loop, as part of my personal tips to discover Ha Giang. A lot of times, travelers rush in the loop to make sure they tick off every … Read more

10 Common Planning Mistakes for the Ha Giang Loop

Are you an over-planner of every detail of your travel? Or are you maybe a carefree I-take-it-as-it-comes traveler? No matter which, this blog will try to take out 10 common planning mistakes for the Ha Giang Loop. I hope it helps you to take ready and make your experience in Ha Giang more rewarding. 1. … Read more

5 Ways to Explore Ha Giang

This article will go through pros and cons of 5 ways to explore Ha Giang. My name is Quyet. I am one of the English-speaking guides in the QT Team, and I’d like to give you a local insight about this matter! Doing the Ha Giang Loop by motorbike is said to be the best … Read more

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How Much Money Do I Need To Do The Ha Giang Loop?

If you’re wondering How much money do I need to do the Ha Giang loop?, or you have any other money related questions when traveling around Northern Vietnam, this article may be useful to read. Here, I’ll give you a good idea of the expenses you should expect along the loop, organized by categories and … Read more

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Hoang Su Phi: A Rice-Terraced District To Marvel

Just south-west of Ha Giang city, Hoang Su Phi features terraced rice fields that perfectly match the preconceived idea of what a traveler will see in Vietnam. At the same time, it’s a hidden gem with few visitors, which makes it an ideal destination for adventurous travelers. Hoang Su Phi: The Hidden Gem of the … Read more

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Riding the Ha Giang Loop in 4 Days

There are countless ways to ride the Ha Giang Loop, from where to go, what motorbike to ride, and how many days to spend riding. In order to refer to this last subject, I’ll describe in this article my experience riding the Ha Giang Loop in 4 days. The common dilemma is between doing the … Read more

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50 shades of green: blossoming in northern Vietnam

If you can enjoy some blossoming in northern Vietnam, no doubt it’ll make your landscapes more precious. Because besides stunning mountains, dwindling roads and friendly people with hospitality in their spines, it’s the greenness that will daze you when visiting this region. The forested limestone and granite mountains of Ha Giang and Cao Bang will … Read more

6 Reasons To Go Slowly When Discovering Ha Giang & Cao Bang

Are you planning your trip to North Vietnam, and there’s just too much to do? You might be tempted to hurry and tick off everything as fast as you can. But before you do, let me share with you my 6 reasons to go slowly when discovering Ha Giang & Cao Bang. Classic travelers’ mistake? … Read more

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Can I Do The Ha Giang Loop With An Automatic Bike?

If you’re not an experienced biker, the idea of doing the Ha Giang Loop with an automatic bike might be tempting. It’s true: an automatic bike is easier to ride, but is it a proper option for the Ha Giang loop? Let’s find out! So you’ve come all the way to beautiful Ha Giang, Vietnam. … Read more