If you’re going to hire a motorbike in Vietnam, best be aware of what you need to check to ensure hassle-free driving
Vietnamese traffic is famously insane, but there’s a method in the madness and it’s easy to navigate through it on your own motorbike when you know the road code.
Want to really cut loose and see Vietnam? Learning to drive a motorbike and heading out on the open road can make for a memorable trip
Budget air carrier AirAsia has now started flying direct from Bangkok to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon).
If you’re an American looking to go travelling in Vietnam, don’t worry about getting a frosty reception because of the legacy of the war. The Vietnamese have an abiding warmth for American visitors that will soon make you feel right at home
Many travellers have a paranoid fear of getting ripped off – so much so they insult the locals and get horribly stressed out in pursuit of paying what they think is a fair price. Don Morgan offers some insight into bargaining and acceptance in Vietnam that can make life easier for everyone
Saigon, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hanoi — there is a well worn backpacker circuit through Vietnam of its famous cities, but there are also scores of places just off the beaten track that are worth visiting in Vietnam too. Don Morgan gives his top 10 favourite places to visit in Vietnam.
Vietnamese cuisine is one of Asia’s most fantastic foods, and there are several places in Hanoi where you can learn to cook like a local without it costing a fortune
How much money do you need to visit Vietnam? The answer ultimately depends on what kind of food you plan to eat, what standard of accommodation you plan to stay in, and how you plan to make your way around the country.
Travelfish has grown to become probably the best online-only guide to backpacking in South East Asia. Don Morgan is Travelfish’s man in Vietnam, continually scouring the entire country for up to date info. Here he explains what it’s like to work as a travel writer for Travelfish
I spent Christmas 2007 in Hanoi, Vietnam, doing very little besides eat. Here are my updates on the Hanoi restaurants I still recommend, the new ones I found and the old favourites that have turned into turkeys
Often to be found in my travel luggage is that Japanese icon of cuddly monsterdom, Domokun. He’s definitely fond of getting into the local culture, as you’ll see from the photo…
You need a visa before you enter the country if you want to go to Vietnam. Bangkok’s Vietnamese Embassy offers a standard and express service to get your Vietnam visa organised.
AirAsia are now giving away flights for free from Bangkok to Hanoi as part of their Year End sale. Be quick if you want to grab a bargain
Here’s some names and addresses of tailors and shoemakers I used when I visited Hoi An that might prove useful if you’re planning to visit this beautiful old-world town in Vietnam
Lonely Planet are set to publish a useful compendium guidebook for Asian travellers that covers the main attractions of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
You need a visa to enter Vietnam before you travel to the country. It’s easy to organise a Vietnam visa in Bangkok if you know where to go.
After two years of living in Hanoi, Vietnam working as a volunteer, Steve Jackson signed up for another volunteer stint on the other side of the world in Nicaragua. Here he discusses the similarities between two very different countries.
Visit Hoi An, one of Vietnam’s most beautiful towns, direct from Thailand – Hoi An is just an hour’s drive from Danang
More cheap flight options for backpackers as Nok Air announces flights from Bangkok to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Singapore’s Tiger Airways are having an Early Bird Saver sale, which means you can fly from Singapore to Bangkok, Krabi and Phuket for 60 Baht each way, plus tax – and they also have bargain flights to Vietnam, Australia, China and the Philippines