Have you ever asked anyone what their favourite place in Vietnam is? I guarantee that at least 90% of the people you ask will say Hoi An. There are endless streets adorned with intricate lanterns, the food is easily the best in the whole country and many of the streets are closed to traffic, creating a calm place in a usually… Continue reading 5 things to do in Hoi An in rainy season
Mui Ne is tiny little town in the south of Vietnam and is easily accessible from Ho Chi Minh City. We took a sleeper bus from HCMC that left at 7pm and dropped us off at our accommodation in Mui Ne around 1am. Super convenient! From Mui Ne you can take buses onwards towards Da… Continue reading A weekend in Mui Ne, Vietnam
When we think of Vietnam, many of us will think of this place: The beautiful, World Heritage Site, Halong Bay. A quick google of Vietnam will bring up a tonne of images of the beautiful, naturally formed limestone pillars and islands, nestled in the Gulf of Tonkin; a few hours east of Hanoi. Hailed as… Continue reading Why a one day visit to Halong Bay is just enough..
After reluctantly leaving Hoi An, we boarded the plane in Da Nang to head north. Our next stop was the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi. After leaving the airport we were greeted by a bustling city, filled with noise and traffic and we noted the similarities between here and Ho Chi Minh City, where we had been… Continue reading Three nights in stormy Hanoi
Early last year, when I decided to visit Vietnam, I decided to ask some travelling friends where I should visit. The same place appeared at the top of everyone's list; Hoi An. After spending just two nights in the chaotic Ho Chi Minh City, we took a flight to Da Nang and then took a… Continue reading Hoi An; the place I dream of on gloomy Monday mornings
Two days after finishing school for summer, on the 21st July, we started our journey around Vietnam. First stop; Ho Chi Minh City. At first I wasn't sure what to expect, I'd pretty much booked the flight accidentally and before we researched where we wanted to visit in our short time (8 nights) in Vietnam. You… Continue reading 48 hours in Ho Chi Minh City