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. Check for the cheapest flights to Hanoi on Skyscanner – compare airline prices […]
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. Hanoi has hundreds of shops selling silks, lacquerware, tailor made clothes and all sorts of other handicrafts, but my favourite […]
Vietnam’s capital city is a gastonomic delight, with scores of great restaurants. This, however, is not one of them… Cafe Dung, Hanoi, Vietnam Pic taken in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. For recommendations of good places to eat in Hanoi, see my Hanoi Restaurants article.
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. Check for the cheapest flights to Hanoi on Skyscanner – compare airline prices instantly If you like trying food, Hanoi is a gastronaut’s delight. Not […]
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 Vietnam Air has begun direct flights from Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, to Laos’s Luang Prabang, one of the most beautiful cities in all of Asia. The flights operate 4 times a […]
Scuba diving and countryside exploring are just some of the delights on offer at Vietnam’s premier seaside town A perfect antidote to Saigon’s smoggy big city claustrophobia, Nha Trang is Vietnam’s premier seaside holiday town, popular with both Vietnamese and foreign tourists alike. It’s not hard to see why – Nha Trang has a couple […]
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 The photo below is of one of the numerous mobile booksellers to be found in Vietnam. They come up to you with their box […]
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 Walking through Hoi An’s streets, it’s hard to suppress the feeling that it’s not quite real. With its exquisite dark wooden houses, absence of cars and only the […]