If you’re looking to quickly jump from Thailand to Vietnam, Bangkok Airways are offering promotional cheap flights between Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate the launch of their new flight route
There’s a distinct art to crossing the road in Vietnam’s cities without getting yourself killed. With over a million motorbikes on the streets of Hanoi alone, you need nerves of steel before you step off the kerbside…
Koto is one of Hanoi’s best restaurants which has just reopened after a major refurbishment. Not only is the food delicious, the entire restaurant is dedicated to training and providing a culinary career for former Vietnamese street kids
Some flight routes and budget carriers that might be useful for planning a trip around South East Asia. Please note this is not a complete list, by any means – it’s just the budget flights I know that definitely exist
One of South East Asia’s most bewitching cities, Hanoi’s old world charm and scenic beauty has so far remained unchanged by Vietnam’s dramatic economic upturn. See it now before its tiny streets, spectacular restaurants and cheap prices disappear
Male toilet habits are notoriously bad wherever you are in the world – and in Vietnam’s capital city Hanoi there’s a great sign in one of the local restaurants that gently remind visitors to take care while relieving themselves…
Hanoi has hotels for all budgets, although booking ahead can be important to get the best rooms. Prices are a little more expensive for backpackers than elsewhere in Vietnam, but there are some nice options if you want to splash the cash.
Amongst the tourist trinkets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter is a small shop doing a brisk trade in selling off old propaganda posters from the Vietnam War, providing both history and art as souvenirs for backpackers.
Vietnam’s capital city is a gastonomic delight, with scores of great restaurants. This, however, is not one of them…
Hanoi has hundreds of restaurants – here are my personal favourites. There are definitely many more places I haven’t eaten at in Hanoi that are no doubt equally as good.
South East Asia’s burgeoning budget flight network continues to expand as Vietnam Air links two of the most popular city destinations in Vietnam and Laos
Scuba diving and countryside exploring are just some of the delights on offer at Vietnam’s premier seaside town
Book piracy is big business in South East Asia, with an eclectic range of counterfeit novels, travel guides and history books all on offer to backpackers looking for an illicit bargain
A very selective and highly subjective list of useful people and places found while travelling through Vietnam in June 2003
Hoi An provides a tranquil escape into Vietnam’s more traditional way of life – and the chance to get a whole new wardrobe at a bargain price