Vietnam

visiting vietnam tips

TRAVEL | Vietnam is increasing in popularity as a tourist destination yet the information on what tips visitors should know before visiting Vietnam can be quite varied. There are several things that we found to be very important when we visited Vietnam and to help you get those most out of your

things to do in hue vietnam imperial palace

While my wife and I were staying in Da Nang, one of our days was dedicated to visiting some of the sights in and around the central city of Hue. The Da Nang portion of our holiday was very laid back and unplanned, and the decision to go to Hue

Da Nang Vietnam

Da Nang was where my wife and I visited after five days of intense urban exploration in Ho Chi Minh City. We used this time to relax for a few days (as well as fit in a few adventures of course) before heading off to Hanoi. Da Nang is the

hoi an half day walking tour vietnam

Hoi An lies on the coast of the South China Sea, in the centre of Vietnam. The entire old town is UNESCO Heritage Listed due to the fact that it is a very well preserved example of a South East Asian trading port, with architecture and street layouts that date

ho chi minh city street photography saigon

After writing all of my Ho Chi Minh City (“HCMC”) posts that related to specific topics, I found myself with almost 300 photos that didn’t really belong anywhere.  Looking through the photos, I managed to whittle the number down to and assortment of 26 photos of street scenes, people and

Hanoi street photography

The streets of Hanoi are full of life and vibrancy. Whether people are shopping, eating, or simply walking from A to B, the city streets are like a stage, with everyday people fulfilling the roles of actors playing their part. When I visited Hanoi, simply walking around the streets and

hanoi food guide

Hanoi, Vietnam, just like most of the cities in Vietnam, offers a wide variety of food to those who visit it. Much of what I discussed in my Ho Chi Minh City Food Guide applies to Hanoi. You can read my thoughts on why you should eat street food and

ho chi minh vietnam war

Vietnam. The word, indeed the nation, has come to represent much of what a new generation of travellers seeks in a destination: exciting, vibrant and affordable. For many, however, especially those who grew up in the aftermath of the sixties zeitgeist, the word is synonymous with the Vietnam War. This

ho chi minh city food guide

Ho Chi Minh City (“HCMC”), Vietnam (or Saigon, as many still refer to it), offers an amazing array of food for visitors. As your read through my Ho Chi Minh City Food Guide, you’ll discover that there is a lot more to Vietnamese food than just Pho and Banh Mi,

ho chi minh city food markets

The bustling food markets of Ho Chi Minh City (“HCMC”) show how the Vietnamese way of shopping for fresh produce differs to that of some more developed nations. While Vietnam certainly does have supermarkets (I found a very nice, modern big one in Ho Chi Minh City), they are not