Vietnam – Sa Pa, somewhere far, far away…

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We’re arriving to Sa Pa at the crack of dawn.It’s 6 am in the morning, I’m bruttaly awaken by the terrible squeak of the breaks and a heavy hit on the head, when the train bounced on uneven rails. I’ve lost count of these hits, during 9-hour travel in a sleeping car, within this time we’ve covered only

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Girl on a Trail – Vietnam war, lost victory?

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Vietnam War is the most brutal conflict since World War II. Sophisticated techniques of tortures and killing, chemical weapons like: agent orange, napalm or phosphorous bombs, and thousands of dead and wounded. So it isn’t surprising that in memory of the Vietnamese, the war is still alive. Just take a short walk along the streets of Hanoi and

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Vietnamese market

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Vietnamese market it’s one of these places which are must while visiting Vietnam. Local markets, stalls with various products are everywhere. The trade in Vietnam seems to be a primary branch of Vietnamese economy. Vietnamese people sell everything and everywhere and I can guarantee that every needed things you’ll find in this country always close at hand irregardless

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Hoi An – a peaceful meeting place

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Hoi An is by far my favorite place in Vietnam. Hoi An means “peaceful meeting place” and in a fact this translation describes this place accurately.  Apart from quite a big amount of tourists, Hoi An is a very peaceful place where you take a break from the noise of mopeds. Hoi An is an exceptional place, where

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Recipe – How to prepare Vietnamese coffee?

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To prepare Vietnamese coffee, you need special coffee maker called Phin, but you can also use coffee filter. Phin is a very simple device. It consists of a jug where coffee is placed, lower land upper lid. We also need Vietnamese coffee and sweet condensed milk. Fill the cup with small amount of milk. Warm the Phin up in hot water.

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Vietnam – paradise for coffee connoisseurs

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Coffee is mainly associated with countries like Brazil Or Columbia but in fact Vietnam is the second largest producer of coffee in the world. Being a hopeless case of coffee drinker I could write about Vietnamese coffee endlessly. It’s a very thick and aromatic beverage with inimitable taste which combines a little coffee bitter taste and the sweetness

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Real Saigon… How to survive on Vietnamese roads

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Our funny story with the hotel wasn’t the only attraction which we had during first day in Vietnam. Starving and exhausted after long journey, we decided to go out for a delicious Vietnamese meal. As experienced  drivers, we thought that we had seen every possible thing on the road but as it turned out later crossing Vietnamese streets

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