Well if there’s one thing Hanoi wasn’t, it’s uneventful. We experienced so much in the little time that we spent there, and made some great new friends along the way. We spent the first two days with Lam, a friend we met through Couchsurfing. He kindly collected us from our bus stop in the early hours […]Read more "Hanoi"
After doing our research, Derek and I decided to jump on a motorbike and ride from Hoi An to Hue via Da Nang and the Hai Van Pass. It’s hard to put in words how amazing this ride was. Our first stop was the Marble Mountains which are just south of Da Nang. As we […]Read more "Hue"
Our time in Hoi An felt almost like a food expedition, as we gradually uncovered new, tasty dishes that were specific to the region but also well known and loved country-wide. We took a 7pm sleeper bus from Nha Trang to Hoi An, meaning that we arrived at 6am the following day. An old Vietnamese […]Read more "Hoi An"
To be honest, Derek and I weren’t the biggest fans of Nha Trang city, so we used it as a base to see the surrounding coastline. I would alike Nha Trang to a smaller version of Waikiki Beach in Hawaii. There are lots of tourists, high rise hotels and expensive restaurants. Nha Trang is also […]Read more "Nha Trang"
I don’t know if it was because we had spent close to a month in fast-paced Ho Chi Minh City beforehand, but Da Lat was like a breath of fresh air. The seven hour trip from HCMC was typical of most South East Asian bus trips – full of tooting horns, irratic swerves and unexpected […]Read more "Da Lat"
We’ve spent the last month in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In comparison to the other major cities we’ve visited, HCMC has definitely been our favourite so far. From the friendly atmosphere and crazy roads to the impressive variety and deliciousness of food, we have loved every minute of it. For the first two and a half […]Read more "Ho Chi Minh City"