Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Saigon is brighter than ever, and louder too! On February 3rd, I arrived in Saigon via day bus from Da Lat City. The drive down from the mountains was scenic and grand as I descended to flat marshlands leading straight into the heart of the biggest city in Vietnam, formerly known as Saigon. Over my…

Da Lat City – A waltz of flowers

Da Lat City – The city of flowers From my first full day in Vietnam I had heard about Da Lat City from a local university student named Minh Binh Tinh and added it to my list of places to visit. Honestly, its the best way to learn about where to go in a new…

Nha Trang, Vietnam – aka ‘Little Moskow’

Welcome to Little Moscow, Nha Trang My arrival in Nha Trang was far from ideal, once again getting kicked off the bus on a strange dark street at 4:30am. The taxi drivers swarmed outside waiting for sleepy tourists to disembark. Its difficult to find time to put on my shoes before being bombarded with questions…

A Bright Night in Hoi An

Hoi An, The city of a thousand lanterns! Welcome to the UNESCO world heritage ancient city of high fashion and night lanterns in Vietnam! Hoi An is located roughly half way along the coast of Vietnam, geography and commercially, the tailoring center for trendy tourists. Hoi An gets a bad reputation for being overpriced and…

The Karsts and Caves of Phong Nha Ke-Bang National Park

Phong Nha Ke-Bang National Park is a sight to behold! The massive limestone Karst that define the landscape hide the enormous limestone caves deep inside. The high mountains and deep caves are a must see when visiting Vietnam. The park is located roughly 500kms south of Hanoi, or 3 hours north of Hue close to…

Swinging over to Cat Ba Island

Hello! Hello! Cat Ba! January 17th I travelled with my friend Jenna by Bus, Bus, Ferry Bus to Cat Ba Island off the coast of northern Vietnam. January is the middle of their winter season so the weather was a little cold, requiring a sweater in the evening. We were fortunate to be visiting while…

Hanoi – The Old Quarter

Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam! The beautiful city of Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. It is built up just south of the Red River that runs from the western mountains to the eastern sea. Hanoi has served as the capital of Vietnam for close to one thousand years. The city centre is filled with temples,…

Heavenly Homestay – Ta Phin Village

A Homestay in the mountains of Sa Pa, Vietnam Travelled by Cam, Jenna and Tonya On January 13th 2016, we arrived via night bus from Hanoi to Sa Pa. At 6:30 am, a taxi had been arranged by our homestay to deliver us into the country side through a narrow and windy dirt road. After 30…