Two weeks in Vietnam -- Hoi An old town
21 Dec 2017

Two Weeks in Vietnam: The Ultimate Holiday Itinerary

If you asked me a few years ago to suggest a two week Vietnam itinerary I’d have said skip it altogether and go to Thailand or Laos. My first trip to Vietnam was a let down, but I’ve been a few times since and have grown to love this thin

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Backpacking in Vietnam
28 Sep 2017

Backpacking in Vietnam: Costs, Tips and Places to See

I still remember a time when I had mostly negative feelings towards Vietnam. It was one of the first countries I travelled to and it left me a bit cold compared to the experiences I had in neighbouring countries. That all changed when I spent roughly four months there last

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20 Sep 2017

10 Things to Do in Hanoi: Two Days in Vietnam’s Capital

Despite having some decent things to see and do, Hanoi is more a place to pass through than a destination in itself. It’s the gateway to northern Vietnam, which is one of the most beautiful regions of Southeast Asia, and spending one or two days in Hanoi before moving on

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01 Aug 2017

What Is the Mui Ne Sand Dunes Tour Really Like?

Can the $4 Mui Ne sand dunes tour in Vietnam really be any good? At that price I felt it was worth investigating further, so off we headed to a busy stretch of coastline just north of Saigon to see the (not quite) world famous sand dunes near Mui Ne.

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Two days in Saigon, AKA Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
21 Jun 2017

Two Days in Saigon (AKA Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam

Before we get into discussing all the wonderful things to do in Saigon, we first need to decide what on earth to call this sprawling city in southern Vietnam. Known to many as Saigon, mostly because of how iconic the city became due to the Vietnam / American War, it

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25 May 2017

Exploring the Marble Mountains: A Fun Day Trip from Hoi An, Vietnam

When I hear the word “mountains” I instantly conjure images of hikers dressed in North Face Gear, lung shredding high altitude climbs and grand, panoramic views of soaring peaks. You won’t find any of that at the Marble Mountains, a small group of limestone hills located between Hoi An and

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Cycling through the countryside to the beaches in Hoi An, Vietnam
15 May 2017

Cycling in Hoi An, Vietnam: Beaches, Rice Fields and Rural Life

2016 was a quieter year of travel for me. I spent close to half of it in Vietnam, working hard on becoming a professional travel blogger and living cheap in Hoi An. I came to love this historic city and its laid-back countryside surrounds. On a few occasions I rented a

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21 Mar 2017

A Guide to Travelling in Ha Giang Province, Northern Vietnam

Most people who travel to northwest Vietnam opt for the comforts and commercialisation of Sapa, while the much better looking Ha Giang Province gets almost entirely overlooked. I guess some people like mountain towns like they like their women: easy and not that attractive. Not me though. I preferred Ha Giang

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