Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City
With over 10 million people and seven million bikes, Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam’s largest city – formerly called Saigon - is one of the craziest places in the world. It’s always hot, noisy and chaotic. Despite all of these, it’s one of Asia’s most visited destinations mainly because...
things to do in hanoi vietnam
30 years ago you couldn’t visit Hanoi without being trailed by a government agent. The locals were too afraid to mingle with foreigners in case the government thought they were a spy. These days, the people in Hanoi are much friendlier and Vietnam is fast becoming a hotspot with plenty...
alila hotel
If you’re looking for a new holiday destination, there are so many countries in Asia now opening up to the world. There was a time when it was difficult to find a hotel that met Western standards but these days, there's no problem finding a luxury hotel in Asia....
Ho Chi Minh motorbike tour
Hanoi has its famous cyclos but one of the fun ways to explore Ho Chi Minh attractions is to go on a motorbike tour. Riding motorbikes is part of modern culture in Ho Chi Minh City and exploring the city by choosing one of the many Ho Chi Minh...
ho chi minh city 6
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are vibrant urban destinations in Vietnam. If you have the time, you'll want to visit both but if you're on a flying trip to Vietnam Here are some tips on whether to choose to spend time in Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City. Hanoi...
imperial hue
After discovering many wonderful things to do in Hanoi, we head to the Imperial city of Hue. Just before midday, the heat presses down like a hot wet towel, especially after climbing the many steps to the Thien Mu Pagoda. I got here by ‘dragon boat’, from Hue (4km...


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