The Han River, Da Nang city centre. I'll warn you in advance, this is going to go on a bit longer than my Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh posts. I swept through those places in a few days each, but Da Nang has beaches and mountains and a more modern, chilled-out feel to it … Continue reading Da Nang!
The Imperial Citadel Famous for its ancient Imperial Citadel and Thien Mu pagoda, Hue is a great place to spend a few days if you're into your history. From here you can easily day-trip to the underground tunnel village of the Demilitarized Zone, or explore enormous natural wonders Phong Nha cave and Paradise cave. Construction … Continue reading A brief guide to Hue
Even if you're on a tight budget, you can live a pretty luxurious life as a westener travelling around Vietnam. If you're travelling with other people, even better! Because you can split the price of private ensuite bedrooms (often starting at £12 or £13 a night for 3 to 4 people sharing) and pretend you're … Continue reading Hostelling in Vietnam
As soon as I got onto the train, it was apparent that I'd gotten pretty lucky. I hopped on the SE2 going from Hue to Da Nang- the part of this train's route that is particularly famous for its stunning views in the Hai Van Pass area. And I got a window seat, at a … Continue reading The Reunification Express Train
Ho Chi Minh City, originally known (and still known to the locals) as Saigon, is a really weird place. I was told that it has a higher rate of violent crime than other parts of Vietnam, though luckily I didn't see or experience any first-hand. After coming and going a number of times, the staff … Continue reading Saigon, aka Ho Chi Minh City