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2016: Click here to read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: This video shows you what 2 GRANDPAckers can do in 1 year on (an average of) less than US$55 / EU€50 / GB£43 per day. From The Philippines to Central America: So, when are you going to start?! … TTFN

GRANDPAcking 2016



  JANUARY 2016:   Click here to read our Vietnam Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I enjoyed my short stay on Quan Lan Island even though it was the wrong time of year to be there. It was time to move on… I still had 11 days before I had to leave to The Philippines, so I looked at my options. There weren’t many between Quan Lan and Hanoi. I decided to head for Halong City for a few days to see whether or not it had anything more to offer than just a transitpoint for people coming and going from their Halong Bay cruises. HOTEL […]

Quan Lan – Vietnam – To Halong



JANUARY 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start at Cai Rong ferry terminal and include: Ferry and transfer from Cai Rong to Quan Lan Town 3 nights in a GRANDPAcking hotel Food & Drink 1x Scooter Hire (with Petrol) Mobile Data / Communications Visa cost apportionment Ferry to Halong CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Quan Lan – Vietnam – Information. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON GRANDPAcking COSTS: Accommodation: My accommodation was a ‘GRANDPAcking Standard’ Double with […]

Quan Lan – Vietnam – GRANDPAcking Costs



JANUARY 2016: Click here to read our Vietnam Retirement Reviews. Click here for detailed Quan Lan – Vietnam – GRANDPAcking Costs. Read about Vietnam Visa. OVERVIEW: My stay over Christmas and New Year 2015 in Cat Ba Island left me feeling that I had not seen enough of Halong Bay. So, I looked north to the lesser known islands… GETTING THERE: I organised my own way from Cat Ba To Quan Lan. Please note that before you get onto the ferry out to Quan Lan you have to register your passport and Vietnamese Visa details with the police. You have to do the same when […]

Quan Lan – Vietnam – Information



JANUARY 2016: Click here to read our Vietnam Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I arrived in Quan Lan from Cat Ba. I had not planned to be in Quan Lan; I was, actually, trying to get to Co To… Anyway, I arrived in Quan Lan without any pre-booked accommodation. I booked into the Ngan Ha Hotel just walking in off the street. I was only staying 3 nights, so I booked all 3 at the Ngan Ha. The room rate was VND300k / night; I negotiated them down to VND200k / night. On my second day I decided to rent a scooter and have a look at […]

Quan Lan – Vietnam – Around The Island By Scooter



  JANUARY 2016:   Click here to read our Vietnam Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I enjoyed my Christmas and New Year in Cat Ba Island even though it was the wrong time of year to be there. It was time to move on… I still had 2 weeks before I had to leave to The Philippines, so I looked at my options. Whilst in Cat Ba, I did not see much of Halong Bay so I decided to go north into the group of islands. The manager at the Full Moon Party Hotel, Cat Ba suggested that I go to Dao Co To; we […]

Cat Ba – Vietnam – To Quan Lan