A Vietnamese holiday island

The reason for our rather fast rush through Bangkok was Zoë’s father. He was on a group trip through Vietnam and we had agreed to meet up. The most convenient location for our reunion was Vietnam’s holiday island Phu Quoc. Luckily for us Phu Quoc is a special administrative zone so we were given visa…

Vietnam Travel Tips

For us, Vietnam was a whirlwind of highs and lows and we had a lot to pack in to our 4 weeks there. We had read various travel blogs concerning the Vietnamese people and their relationship with tourists, but we can honestly say it wasn’t as bad as other people reported. However, Vietnam still has…

Ho Chi Minh/Saigon whatever you fancy calling it

Our final stop in Vietnam was set to be Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon. Originally, we had planned to travel further south and into the Mekong delta, but literally every traveller we encountered told us to avoid it. The main reasons being that it is scam central, dirty and not very scenic. We guessed…

A brief beach catch up

The coastal city of Nha Trang is Vietnam’s oddball. Depending on their interests people love it or avoid it. It is Vietnam’s go-to place for Russians, parties and beaches. The center is busy with many high-rise buildings growing, but there are still some older quarters left. Another reason for people to go there is the…

Hoi An

From Hue’s rainy imperial city we took the train to Da Nang. Da Nang is the nearest railway station to Hoi An, our next destination. Once we arrived in Da Nang we just had to ignore the five taxi offers and walk to the bus stop. The bus between Da Nang and Hoi An was…