More often than not travellers pass straight through Da Nang with eyes on the nearby prizes of Hoi An and Hue. But this modern city, located on a stunning 20 mile stretch of powdery, white sand, is not to be missed during your exploration of central Vietnam. While I love the energy of the city, my true love for Da
Food plays a huge role in Vietnamese culture. Yet a lot of visitors are nervous to scratch below the surface of the well known classic Vietnamese dishes like Pho and Banh Mi. One of the best things to do in Hoi An is a cooking class. The calibre of schools here is higher than I've seen elsewhere in Vietnam, which
While I was motorbiking across Vietnam, I tried to make it a habit to write down experiences from each drive. Driving solo made it hard to take photos and videos of the drives, so writing it down allows me to relive the experience and memories. Motorbiking from Nha Trang to Quy Nhon was one of my favourite drives along my
Everyone has a few crazy pipe dreams; daydreams that more often than not stay as whimsical “if only’s”. Well, 2018 was very much a year of going after what I wanted, so I took the plunge and did something with my pipe dream. I wanted to buy a vintage honda cub motorbike. So I found a Saigonese company, The Honda
As a child, Cluedo was my first choice of board game. As an adult, my favourite TV shows and books revolve around crime and murder mystery. So is it really any surprise that one of the best tours I've experienced in Vietnam was this insane murder mystery tour of Saigon's Chinatown? Not. At. All. And I'm confident it will be
A lone peak surrounded by an endless sea of Vietnamese countryside, Black Virgin Mountain stands out as a major landmark in Tay Ninh province. Black Virgin Mountain, called Bà Đen in Vietnamese, is one of the best hikes near Ho Chi Minh City, with a scenic drive through the countryside, a cable car ride and a series of pagodas. This
Learning to ride a motorbike is one of the best travel skills I’ve gained since moving to Vietnam. Nothing compares to the freedom of being able to scoot around without relying on public transport. As well as allowing me to explore Saigon with a depth I hadn’t realised I was missing, it's enabled me to explore destinations across Vietnam and
The best way to explore the charming Hoi An countryside is by bicycle. This guide shares a self-guide route, rental companies and guided tours you can join.