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
Today I've been walking around Hanoi admiring all the views and trying really hard not to get run over by a moped. So far I'm doing well, despite the fact that some of the roads and side streets look like this- Had my first Pho (noodle soup), which was delicious, eating at a … Continue reading Hanging out in Hanoi
I made it! After 18 hours and 3 flights travelling, featuring serious turbulence and a nearly-missed connection, I'm in Hanoi!This is the busiest, maddest place I've ever been. Crossing the road is almost impossible and everything is a sea of people and mopeds.Had a few drinks down Ta Hien tonight (aka Beer Street, aka Hanoi's … Continue reading Welcome to Vietnam!