Hoi An to Prao

Leaving Hoi an we wriggle our way west through dusty townships. Quiet mountain roads beckon but first we must battle roadworks and road users who scored highly on the “drive without looking” exam. It’s all worth it. QL14 is an amazing mountain road with almost no traffic. It winds effortlessly upwards into and through jungle-clad…

Hoi An

After being out in the mountains, Hoi An is a shock to the system. When we arrive the ancient town is wall to wall tourists. A tiny cup of iced coffee costs as much as at home and the dual pricing system is thriving. Avoid the crowds Avoid the crowds by exploring this famous yellow-walled…

Da Nang to Hoi An

It’s 4.30am when we arrive in Da Nang. We’re still asleep on the bus and no one wakes us (nor the other sleeping passengers). Bleery eyed we face the throng of taxi and moto drivers. Danang Bikes is right near the beach. As we step out of the taxi we are greeted by the most…

Pleiku / Gia Lai to Danang

The bus company collects us from our hotel at 7pm with a modern mini bus to take us to the bus station where there are 10 buses with coloured lights at the ready. All are heading to Da Nang covering three different companies. Our bus company’s four buses are lined up. The number plate is…

Kon K’tu

Kon K’tu is a hill tribe village on the banks of the Bla River. Access is along an unsealed road that winds between the mountainside and river. On the return leg it is bucketing down and the road turns into a series of washouts and deep puddles. Kon K’tu is surrounded by jungle. The village…

Kon Tum

To be honest we don’t spend much time in Kon Tum proper. Viet Nam Phuot Homestay is an experience in its own right. Our host family treat us as old friends, not clients. We eat meals cooked by the father using vegetables fresh from the garden. There’s so much food and it is all delicious.…