The not so big reveal: What we are planning to do is backpack our way through Vietnam then Laos for 7 days. So far we have 2 plans on how to get through with it.
PLAN A: Enter through Hanoi, then take an overnight bus to Luang Prabang, Laos, then Vientianne, take an overnight bus back to Vietnam via, Dong Ho, take a sleeper train straight to Ho Chi Minh.
Basically, we want to cover a lot of ground as possible for we have a very limited time. The thing is, we might get stressed and oversee possible roadblocks and we fear that we might not have enough time for second thoughts and flexible decisions. Taking plan A is risking time, money and effort. But it is a great adventure though.
PLAN B: We backpack through Vietnam only. Dropping Laos out of the picture, and instead, visiting Hue and Hoi An, then taking the train to Ho Chi Minh.
With this plan, I think we would discover more of Vietnam and explore the country in a more relaxed pace, hassle-free plus we get to see more and appreciate more.
So, any thoughts?
Last weekend, my cousin and I decided to do a little shoe shopping trip. We know we could buy shoes at malls, but then it wouldn’t have the same thrill of going to an ‘unfamiliar place’. We went to the place where good shoes are made for a good price, and sure, it was shoe heaven for shoe lovers like us. 🙂
Aboard the jeepney
So here’s the thing, after a lot of discussion with myself, I sorted things out and decided to blog about it.
A friend and I decided to give backpacking a try for 7 days, somewhere in Southeast Asia (I’ll reveal the destination soon.) The thing is, I don’t know anything about it, really. I know 3 days 2 nights, I know overnights, I know packaged tours, but I don’t know backpacking. But yes, we’ll never know if we never try. So I hope you guys can suggest things and comment and give your opinions during our planning stage. I’ll post the details soon enough, but the most important part of this trip: When? Let’s just say it will be happening 12 months from now, and we have a year to plan this thing. Let’s do this 🙂
In case you might ask, I know 7 days is not enough, but since this is a jumpstart stage of our backpacking history, it will be the longest I would be in a different country, so please be a little kind towards newbies like us 🙂 Thanks for your help in advance. You guys go, have a nice weekend!
First time in Macau!!
For our first stop in Macau, we walked around Senado square to the Ruins of St. Paul, and had some photo ops.
Day 3! So cliche of us, what would our Hong Kong trip will be if we don’t get to experience OCEAN PARK.
Giant Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, and Hong Kong Transit
On our second day, I decided to explore an alternative route, while my friends go play and reminisce their childhood at Disney Land. I decided to unwind away from the bustling city and go see the famed Giant Buddha at Ngong Ping.
It was supposed to be a joke. But people aren’t suppose to joke about traveling, because they might just get what they are asking for. And we did.
This is a trip that was 2 months in the making. It started with me posting something on our group, a seat sale to Hong Kong, and we, a group of 5 got overly excited about an out of town trip, where we will bond with each other, enjoy HK with each other, go to casinos, go broke over shopping, and before we know it, we are all booked for 5 days.
Destination: Hong Kong -Macau.