Travel blog on traveling South-East Asia on a budget!



How to Do Street Food in South East Asia

Most times there will be a language barrier but this shouldn’t stop you from trying food carts. At first, we would move cautiously up to the food cart, looking at each other, whispering ‘do you think it’s safe to eat?… Continue Reading →

Two Months in Vietnam – Photo Gallery

It is hard to express the intensity, emotion and colour of Vietnam in photos alone.  Here is a selection of some of our experiences from the claustrophobic cities to the remote countryside of Vietnam. Enjoy! Lionel & Emma TWOGREENBACKPACKS.COM/VIETNAM

Sapa, Vietnam to Laos – Getting Scammed at the Border

Left Sapa on an overnight sleeper bus heading to Dien Bien Phu. Luckily we had bumped into an Aussie couple at a hotel where we were exchanging money who were doing the same trip so we stuck together. After a… Continue Reading →

My Personal Nat Geo Photographer

Emma taking pictures in Ha Giang province near Dong Van. Our favorite travel destination so far.

Bus Troubles

A family of Italians claimed our water bottle as theirs today on the bus. Then they drank from it, or mauled the bottle more like. We didn’t know what to do, should we have claimed it back? Did we even… Continue Reading →

First Impression Of Sa Pa

This picture sums up our first impression of Sa Pa pretty well. Later Emma found some kids that would interact with her without a fee.

Waiting for our bus to leave Dong Van at 6am

Motorbiking the Ma Pi Leng Pass From Dong Van To Meo Vac

Another very delayed post about a very special part of our journey. A short ride from Dong Van is where the road known as the Ma Pi Leng pass begins. It is arguably the most scenic route in Vietnam. I… Continue Reading →

On the Ma Pi Leng Pass (between Dong Van and Meo Vac)

Interacting with the local kids on their way home from school.

The Ride From Dong Van To Lung Cu, Ha Giang Province

We arrived in Dong Van at 10am after a 5 hour bumpy local bus ride from Ha Giang province. Dong Van is small and sleepy. We had a very good and incredibly strong coffee and some lunch before we met… Continue Reading →

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