Ancient and modern at the same time, Korea is a fully industrialised, high-tech nation with remote islands, rural landscapes and the most welcoming people I’ve ever met!
For our honeymoon, Martin and I wanted to go somewhere special. A place off the beaten track, that had a bit of everything; a rich culture, historical sights, big cities and countryside, natural wonders and beaches. Somewhere we could both do sightseeing, hiking and relaxing on a beach or by a pool for that honeymoon-feeling. Where did we choose to go? South Korea!
Vietnam is awesome! I visited for 2 weeks over the New Year with my family and absolutely loved it.
As always I took lots of photos…
Our itinary was:
- Dec. 28: Departure from Copenhagen
- Dec. 29 – 30.: Arrival and stay in Hanoi
- Dec. 31 – Jan. 2: Halong Bay boat trip
- Jan. 2: Hanoi
- Jan. 3 – 8: Nha Trang
- Jan. 8 – 10: Ho Chi Minh City
- Jan. 11: Back to Copenhagen
1. Golden Gobi
The guesthouse where we stayed in Ulaan Bator, Mongolia, and also the place we booked our trip around Gobi. Highly recommendable!
2. Sailing from China to Japan
The ferry we took from Shanghai, China to Kobe, Japan.
A great and different way to get to Japan. We were told that the ferry is not even that known in China or Japan, so naturally we were the only foreigners onboard.
3. Japan Rail Pass
I would recommend everyone travelling to Japan to opt for the Japan Rail Pass. It’s not cheap, but it will take you all over Japan fast and convenient, and just the experience of taking a ride on the Shinkansen, which is the name for the high-speed railway lines, is a thrill in itself.
One thing thats important to know is that you have to buy it before you go! The Japan Rail Pass is only available to foreign visitors and Japanese nationals living outside Japan and it’s not sold in Japan.
We had some help from a travel agency, who also help to book our tickets on the Trans-Mongolian railway and accomodation in Russia. For more info you can visit the official website.