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Our friend Richard has been moving around non-stop for the past few months. A round the world adventure like his can get exhausting. The beautiful experiences, the people you meet, and the food you eat, all come with a price. Recently, he finally decided to stop in one place for a bit, and wisely, he chose Hoi An for his pitstop. We've shared some of his photos on our Instagram feed.
Our once-Travel Specialist friend Richard continues his round the world adventure in this week's Travel Gram of The Week. After marinating in Hanoi coffee shops for a few days, Richard rented a motorbike to explore the Ha Giang region of northern Vietnam. This northern frontier region borders China, which unfortunately keeps many travelers away, but thankfully Richard has the heart of an explorer, and didn't hesitate to hit the road.
Just a four hour drive from the northern city of Hanoi sits one of Asia's most beautiful landscapes. It almost doesn't make sense for a traveler to spend time in Hanoi, and not visit Halong Bay. That's why most of Global Basecamps' customized Vietnam itineraries include at least a one night stay on the bay.