Vietnam

Guide: Twirling Through South East Asia

South East Asia is a magnet for backpackers and for good reason. It’s very cost effective; your budget doesn’t need to be royal to be treated like royalty. It’s full of fascinating places that can keep you occupied for months. It’s easy to get...

Travel Budget: Vietnam by the Numbers

$38.00 US per day gets you comfortably from the streets of HCMC in the south all the way north to Hanoi. You’ll eat at local restaurants, have private rooms and take a great cruise around the world famous Ha Long Bay.

Tips to Survive the Vietnam Sleeper Buses

The trifecta of mass transit – flight, train and bus – are all available to you in Vietnam. While the first is easily the fastest, it is also by far the most expensive. Trains may be available to you depending on your destination. If neither of the first...

Enter the Dragon: Halong Bay, Vietnam

Islands puncture the green waters like dragon teeth, stretching high above my head. Pointy canines, massive molars and expansive incisors complete the jaw. Some are bare while others are covered in vegetation like the remains of some ancient meal. Rock surfaces are...

Dark, Damp and Deadly. The Tunnels of Cu Chi, VIetnam

It must have been terrifying. Entombed in constant darkness of the tunnel, slowly crawling inch after agonizing inch, hands outstretched feeling for any clue of a trap. There were of course countless to look out for. The Viet Cong were creative and effective in their...

Visiting The Sand Dunes of Mui Ne, Vietnam

Driving down the coast of Mui Ne in our bare bones jeep, the trees to my right open up to reveal the bay below. Basic life boats and larger fishing vessels bob in the waters. The popular and purpose built round boats used for fishing always amuse me. Watching a...

Touring the War Remnants Museum of Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam has a long history of throwing out colonial and imperial forces. Most famous is the Vietnam War of the American imagination. But even before the Americans, Vietnam had to throw off the colonial French, finally doing so in the victory at Dien Bien Phu. In the...