The Dutch winter... The time of year when hot chocolate, cozy fireplaces and snowy landscapes greet us. But also the time of year when we long for a little sun, a little warmth, and a little adventure. When you think of wintering in Vietnam, most people immediately think of the beaches and the tropical south. But have you ever thought of a unique alternative? Let me take you to Ninh Binh in Vietnam.

Ninh Binh is one of Vietnam's hidden gems. No beaches, no sultry nights, but a landscape so enchanting that it makes you forget the cold Dutch winter in an instant. The limestone rocks rising from the rice fields, the rippling water, the ancient temples: Ninh Binh is pure magic.

Temperatures in Ninh Binh during the winter months are mild, ranging from 15°C to 20°C. It is a comfortable warmth, perfect for long walks, bike rides or boat trips through the countryside. You won't have to deal with the stifling heat that you can experience in other parts of Asia. Instead, Ninh Binh offers you a pleasant escape from the winter cold without feeling overwhelmed by the tropical heat.

Imagine waking up in the morning, the soft call of birds in the background, a light mist hanging over the fields. You step out of your hotel, greeted by a panorama of green fields and majestic mountains. The locals get to work early, their smiling faces inviting you to participate in their daily routines. You don't feel like a tourist here; you feel part of a community, part of a family.

The local dishes are heart-warming, freshly prepared and so tasty that every meal is a celebration. And the best part? The friendly people of Ninh Binh. People who are genuinely happy to welcome you, share their stories and learn from you.

So, while you sip your hot chocolate and look out over the snowy Dutch landscape, dream away to a place where winter feels a little different. A place where adventure, nature and human contact come together. Dream of Ninh Binh. And who knows, maybe that dream will soon become reality.

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