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 […]

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 […]

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, […]