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5 things to do in Hoi An in rainy season

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

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In defense of not haggling my way through Asia

I've been told time and time again whilst I've been travelling in Asia, both by friends and by Conor;  'Emma, you're the worst haggler I've ever known!' But the truth is this: I'm neither afraid of haggling nor bad at it, I just don't like it and honestly, I disagree with a lot of the… Continue reading In defense of not haggling my way through Asia

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A weekend in Mui Ne, Vietnam

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

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Three nights in stormy Hanoi

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

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Hoi An; the place I dream of on gloomy Monday mornings

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