8 Must-See Places in Vietnam

Vietnam has often been a favourite on backpacker’s itineraries and it’s easy to see why. First and foremost, it’s incredibly cheap and you can live extremely well on a budget. We ate out for every meal, went on numerous day trips and stayed in awesome hostels - all for around £30 a day! Price shouldn’t... Continue Reading →

Magnificent Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island

Thousands of magnificent limestone formations, countless picturesque bays, clear turquoise waters and charming floating fishing villages are all on the agenda in Lan Ha Bay. No trip to Vietnam is complete without visiting this famous world heritage site and it’s definitely worth the hype. Our base for exploring was the picturesque Cat Ba island. This... Continue Reading →

Super Sapa

Nestled in northern Vietnam, the spectacular hillside town of Sapa is a hidden gem. The relaxed pace of living and spectacular landscapes, combined with the vast array of activities available, makes Sapa an unmissable destination. The town itself could be mistaken for a ski resort with wooden cladded buildings and restaurants offering mulled wine. The... Continue Reading →

Top Gear Motorbike Ride

With spectacular views, challenging winding roads and numerous tourists attractions along the way, it’s easy to see why this ride is so popular. The most famous section of the road, the Hoi Van Pass, only stretches 21km, but it’s well worth doing the full ride to Hue (or Hoi An if heading south), as there’s... Continue Reading →

Hues of Hoi An

Colour is in abundance in Hoi An: yellow historic buildings, bright candle-lit lanterns, green herb gardens and shaded leafy lanes. We immediately fell in love with the laid-back atmosphere, the friendly locals and the beautiful buildings. Asides from taking photographs, there’s plenty to keep you occupied. Hoi An is ideal for lazy beach days, cooking... Continue Reading →

Hectic Ho Chi Minh

Chaos prevails in Ho Chi Minh City. Gridlocked traffic is a way of life, pavements are packed with people and motorbikes constantly use them as a shortcut. If this hasn’t convinced you to visit, let me try again. The scars from the Vietnamese-American war are very fresh and the brutality of war is evident everywhere... Continue Reading →

A Few Days in the Delta

An endearing floating market, picturesque islands and exotic fruit farms are all on the agenda in the stunning Mekong Delta. Our two day tour along the Mekong river was our highlight from our time in Ho Chi Minh City. The tour took us to the two main towns in the Delta, My Tho and Can... Continue Reading →

Nha Trang – Unexpected Paradise

We met a lot of travellers telling us not to visit Nha Trang; this is why they’re wrong. Snorkelling at Mun Islands The snorkelling around Nha Trang was incredible. We went on a trip to Mun islands, where we dived over beautiful coral reefs and saw uncountable species of fish in the crystal clear waters.... Continue Reading →

Magical Mui Ne

Golden sand beaches stretch endlessly into the horizon, fishing boats line the brilliant blue waters, and the only sound is the lapping of the waves. With a small unimpressive town centre and few tourist attractions, Mui Ne hasn’t got much of a pull for tourists. But its chilled out vibe and beautiful beaches will be... Continue Reading →

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