My Epically Terrible Vietnamese Bus Ride Experience

Every traveller you meet who has been to South East Asia has a bus adventure gone bad story. Well I was no exception. This is my story:


Choosing Hue

I had been researching a lot about what our next stop should be after Hoi An. Hue is famous for The Citadel and the Imperial City and has been on UNESCO World Heritage list since 1993. It was also a convenient 3.5 hour bus ride away. I had read some mixed reviews about Hue but decided to give it a shot!

Booking the bus

 I saw a lot of signs around Hoi An for a shuttle that went from Hoi An to Hue. I asked Quyn from my homestay to help me book this and she insisted that it was too expensive and that she would book me a different one instead. We were picked up from the homestay by a small mini bus, which was so overcrowded. This was definitely a sign of things to come…

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Lila Homestay – The Best Place to Stay in Hoi An


After staying in a hotel in Ho Chi Minh city I knew I wanted to try out a homestay at our next stop Hoi An. So I did what any modern traveler does, I took to Trip Advisor to find the perfect place. I initially booked the homestay for 3 nights as our plan was to head out and stay a few nights on the beach, little did I know that I would fall in love with this place and end up staying 10 days.

From the moment we walked into the homestay we felt at home. The family is so incredibly nice and treated us like royalty, nothing was too much for Quyn and her sister. She helped us book tours, did laundry, and recommended the best restaurants near by. The location is also great. It was a 3km bike ride to town and 2km from the beach.

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