A week ago, we went on a little city break to Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, a small town around 4-5 hours away from Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City. Apart from great beach resorts, super yummy food and beautiful beaches, you can visit a Fairy Stream. The Fairy Stream is a soft creek that is coloured by the clay and limestones of the beautiful rock formations that are visible while walking through the creek.

Whilst Mui Ne’s Fairy Stream first doesn’t look attractive and you might not be inclined to touch the water with bare feet, it is remarkably comfy to walk through and gets really pretty once you have walked around 5mins. That’s also about when the rock formations start on the sides of the creek. Here you may find some fairies hidden waiting just for you or at least you will find really beautiful spots for taking pictures. The Phan Thiet Fairy Stream is definitely worth a little trip if you feel like having a break from your beach time. Plan to spend around 2-3 hours there depending on how many photos you take and how many fairies you find :)

Fairy Stream Miu Ne Vietnam | Things to do in Mui Ne

The entrance to the Fairy Stream (a little bit hidden and you have to pass some scooters).

Fairy Stream Miu Ne Vietnam | Things to do in Mui Ne

Fairy Stream Miu Ne Vietnam | Things to do in Mui Ne

The first 10 mins of the stream not the prettiest! Just keep on walking..

Fairy Stream Miu Ne Vietnam | Things to do in Mui Ne

Fairy Stream Miu Ne Vietnam | Things to do in Mui Ne

And ta-dah, it’s getting prettier :)

Fairy Stream Miu Ne Vietnam | Things to do in Mui Ne

Fairy Stream Miu Ne Vietnam | Things to do in Mui Ne

Fairy Stream Miu Ne Vietnam | Things to do in Mui Ne

Fairy Stream Miu Ne Vietnam | Things to do in Mui Ne

Fairy Stream Miu Ne Vietnam | Things to do in Mui Ne

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Fairy Stream Miu Ne Vietnam | Things to do in Mui Ne

 

Fairy Stream Miu Ne Vietnam | Things to do in Mui Ne

Fairy Stream Miu Ne Vietnam | Things to do in Mui Ne

Fairy Stream Miu Ne Vietnam | Things to do in Mui Ne

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On the second day of the New Year Celebrations (yeey, we are in the year of the monkey :) ) we went on a day trip to the Tan Thach Village in the Ben Tre province just around one hour away from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). It’s very beautiful with its pretty river and tropical vegetation. After a 25min ride on a boat we arrived at the Tan Con Qui restaurant where we ordered tons of yummy food. Amongst other delicious food we ate this yummy fish in the photo. What I liked especially was a different type of fish though, that was cooked in front of us, because it was so soft… once I had eaten at least 5 big pieces I learnt that what I had just eaten was fish fat only… oh well :)

After our snack we headed to a spot where we entered a mini boat which threatened to tip over each time an additional person climbed in. Thankfully it didn’t and we got a little tour through the valley. After a stop at a honey farm where we had yummy honey tea and another little break with fresh fruits and live music, our half a day tour was finished. It’s really pretty there and takes just one hour by car from Saigon. Perfect to escape Saigon’s traffic madness!

vietnam saigon day trip things to do

vietnam saigon day trip things to do

vietnam saigon day trip things to do

vietnam saigon day trip things to do

vietnam saigon day trip things to do

vietnam saigon day trip things to do

vietnam saigon day trip things to do

vietnam saigon day trip things to do

vietnam saigon day trip things to do

vietnam saigon day trip things to do

vietnam saigon day trip things to do

vietnam saigon day trip things to do

vietnam saigon day trip things to do

vietnam saigon day trip things to do

vietnam saigon day trip things to do

vietnam saigon day trip things to do

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During our trip to Vietnam we had a night and a day stopover in Moscow. Of course we wanted to make most of it, and started with drinking cocktails in a couple of different locations the night before.

On the next day we planned to leave the hotel at 8am to start our sightseeing tour. Obviously that didn’t happen as we came back from our cocktail bar trip only at 3.30am in the morning.. Hence we left the hotel at 10am (still an early start I think).

First thing on the One Day In Moscow Sightseeing list was the Kremlin, the Red Square and Saint Basil’s Cathedral. I totally loved it that three of the main attractions are directly next to each other. This is especially important if you find yourself in a very cold city during winter with summer clothes only (I layered them up and even found a little autumn jacket in my luggage – yeeey :) ). Even better when you take a break after 300m in a café / restaurant that serves delicious breakfast!

Moscow One Day Sightseeing

Moscow One Day Sightseeing

Moscow One Day Sightseeing

Moscow One Day Sightseeing



Moscow One Day Sightseeing Kremlin

Moscow One Day Sightseeing

Moscow One Day Sightseeing

Moscow One Day Sightseeing

Moscow One Day Sightseeing

Moscow One Day Sightseeing

Moscow One Day Sightseeing

Moscow One Day Sightseeing

Moscow One Day Sightseeing

Moscow One Day Sightseeing

Moscow One Day Sightseeing. Basilica Red Square

Moscow One Day Sightseeing

Moscow One Day Sightseeing

Moscow One Day Sightseeing

After breakfast we felt warm enough and full of energy to cross the other half of the Red Square and visit Saint Basil’s Cathedral which is incredibly pretty! As practical as it gets, there was the Moscow Hop On Hop Off sightseeing bus just waiting around the corner. The ideal solution if you have limited time and are freezing your **** off! We jumped into the bus and enjoyed a one-hour-ride through Moscow’s beautiful ‘inner’city.

Moscow in One Day. Things to do in Moscow.

Moscow Fun things to do- shopping

Moscow Things to do Shopping

Moscow Things to Do. Moscow Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Moscow

Moscow Things to Do. Moscow Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Moscow

Moscow Things to Do. Moscow Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Moscow

Moscow Things to Do. Moscow Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Moscow

Moscow Architecture. Things to Do. Moscow Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Moscow

Moscow Architecture. Things to Do. Moscow Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Moscow

Moscow Architecture. Things to Do. Moscow Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Moscow

Moscow Architecture. Things to Do. Moscow Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Moscow

Moscow Architecture. Things to Do. Moscow Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Moscow

Moscow Architecture. Things to Do. Moscow Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Moscow

Moscow Architecture. Things to Do. Moscow Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Moscow

Around 2.30pm we met a friend for lunch at Café Pushkin. The food was delicious! What I enjoyed even more was the interior of the restaurant though! I just love the aristocratic design of the place :) After two hours of chatting away we picked up our luggage in the hotel and took a taxi to the airport. Off to Saigon! Wohoo, summer .. finally!

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