LIVING IN VIETNAM: Our Vietnam Bucketlist

Living in Vietnam: Our Vietnam Bucketlist

bucket list (noun): a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.

As lovers of lists, it would only be right for us to have a bucket list! In fact we have many, but here we are sharing our Vietnam list with you! With a planned 8+ months living in Vietnam, our lists of places to see and things to do is rather large (don’t be scared by it). Luckily we’ve been able to tick some off already!

We’ve been amazed by the diversity of Vietnam and the range of different types of places to see, from beaches to forests, and sand dunes to iconic limestone islands of Halong Bay. There really does seem to be something for everyone in Vietnam! We hope this insight into our list gives you some direction for your trip to Vietnam and inspires you to plan your next adventure!

Be sure to check back as we tick things off the lists! (and no doubt add more!)


☐ Get lost wandering the old city of Hanoi

☐ Have a bar crawl through the Hanoi Old Quarter

Sleep on a boat among the islands of Halong Bay

✓ Kayak through Halong Bay

Ride the Reunification Express from Hanoi to Ninh Bin

Hike/cycle among the peaks of Ninh Bin

Stay at a homestay/tree house retreat in Ninh Bin

Get a boat ride to Tam Quoc

Explore the imperial city of Hue

Ride down the perfume river in Hue

Eat traditional Bun Bo Hue in Hue

Ride the Hai Van Pass, Da Nang  –  6/10/16

Explore the Cham ruins of My Son  –  7/10/16

Cycle around the countryside of Hoi An  –  21/09/16

Get custom made clothes in Hoi An, the most consensed area of tailors in Vietnam

Float a lantern down Hoi An river

See the lanterns light up Hoi An Ancient town  –  20/09/16

Eat Cau Lau in Hoi An  –  19/09/16

Do a cooking class  –  20/09/16, Thaun Thinh Island Cookery School

25/10/16 Chef Vu Cooking Class, Ho Chi Minh City

Take an overnight bus from Ho Chi Minh to Dalat

Go white water rafting in Dalat

Surf the sand dunes in Mui Ne

Learn to kite surf in Mui Ne

Cross the road in Ho Chi Minh during rush hour

Watch the sunset over the Ho Chi Minh skyline from a rooftop bar

Dine in the Dark at Ho Chi Minh’s #1 restaurant  – October 2016

Climb through the Cu Chi tunnels  – October 2016

Ride a traditional boat through the Mekong Delta – February 2016

Relax on the deserted beaches of Phu Quoc  –

Learn to speak Vietnamese to a basic conversation level

Learn to ride a motorbike -March 2017