Floating past a thousand islands in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Dotted with 1,600 jagged limestone pinnacles, Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s biggest and most popular attractions. Like 10 million others, we decided to embark on an overnight cruise to check this spectacular area out.

8 Best Day Trips from Hanoi, Vietnam

Wondering how to spend your days exploring the northern parts of Vietnam? Here you can find my top suggestions for 8 awesome day trips, using Hanoi as your base.

A stopover in Hanoi, Vietnam

We flew from quiet Hoi An to busy Hanoi in the early hours to spend a day in the city before our cruise in Halong Bay. Hanoi is one of the most ancient capitals in the world. The city is located on the banks of the Red River, surrounded by colonial buildings, pagodas and museums….

The Golden Bridge, Vietnam

Okey, so if you find yourself in Hoi An, you simply must include a visit to Ba Na Hills and The Golden Bridge. It kept on coming up in conversations with locals when we asked where they’d recommend visiting. From our tour guide in Ho Chi Minh to a travelling priest on top of a rock, everyone told…

Boat trip on Hoai River, Vietnam

When in Hoi An you should absolutely enjoy 20 minutes onboard a wooden boat in the evening, releasing lanterns in the Hoai River. Touristy yes, but still a lovely memory to add to your memory card!    

Hoi An, our favorite place in Vietnam

I fell in love with Hoi An the second we arrived with the sleeper bus. It was something about the quietness and peacefulness that just got to me. We arrived at 5am, an hour before our original arrival time. Once we had gotten our bags we jumped on the back of two scooters who took…

How to get from Nha Trang to Hoi An, Vietnam

When traveling from Nha Trang to Hoi An, you basically have two options; flying or taking one of the sleeper buses. If you are on a budget I would recommend taking the bus as it is the cheapest option. It takes approx. 11hours and the price is VND 250.000 pp (USD 10). It is also…