Lan Ha bay, the smart alternative to Ha Long bay

Ha Long bay is one of Vietnam’s most popular and visited sites. And, unfortunately, most exploited by tourism too. Is there a way to escape the crowds, on budget? Yes, there is. Read about my experience in this post. Versione in italiano A UNESCO WONDERLUST Most of the tourists coming to Hanoi will end up […]

Best 6 street food DUMPLINGS I had in Southeast Asia

After the first one on noodles, here comes the second episode of Southeast Asia street-food series. It’s the turn of DUMPLINGS, another treat in this part of the world. Versione in italiano What are we talking about? Mainly, I mean all those dishes made with a dough and stuffed. In some cases we are borderline […]

Best 7 street food NOODLES I had in Southeast Asia

After completing my three month journey in Southeast Asia it’s finally time to talk about STREET FOOD, one of the region’s highlights. I had dozens of amazing, delicious dishes, too many for a single post. So this is gonna be a series, starting with NOODLES. Check the bottom of this post to learn the following […]

Hà Giang province: biking in a wonderland

The motorbike tour of Hà Giang province is one of the best experiences I made in all my travels. Stunning landscapes, amazing roads, friendly and authentic people, local folklore and food. Definetely off the touristic trail and close to Chinese border. I can’t stop thanking Marie for proposing it to me and joining me in this […]

Be a tourist or a traveler?

What’s the difference between being a tourist and a traveler? Organized vs independent travel. Scheduled tours vs unplanned roaming. Yes, sure. But this is not the point. Versione in italiano After we met, Marie and I spent three amazing days on the road around Hà Giang. Next we decided to go to lake Ba bé […]