Hoi An Tailoring - Vietnam

Hoi An Tailoring – Vietnam

Hoi An is well known for  having an abundance of tailors – close to a thousand. Since we were there for a few days, a group…

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Impressions of Saigon - Vietnam

Impressions of Saigon – Vietnam

During the division of Vietnam, Hanoi was the capital of the North, and Saigon the capital of the South. Saigon fell to the North in…

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Curiosities - Vietnam: Mopeds

Curiosities – Vietnam: Mopeds

The furthest East I’ve travelled in my life so far has been to Tokyo. Before that, I’d travelled a fair bit, but towards the other…

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Hue - Citadel, Pagoda and Tomb

Hue – Citadel, Pagoda and Tomb

Hue was once the imperial capital of Vietnam. It was also a central battleground during the Tet Offensive in 1968. Hue therefore sits on a…

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Curiosities - Vietnam: Coffee

Curiosities – Vietnam: Coffee

I may have mentioned in a previous post that Vietnam is the second biggest exporter of rice in the world. Second only to rice in…

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Impressions of Hoi An - Vietnam

Impressions of Hoi An – Vietnam

If Hanoi was about seeing Ha Long Bay, and Hue was about seeing tombs and museums, our stay in Hoi An was about soaking up…

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Night Train to Hue

Night Train to Hue

We left Hanoi for Hue only shortly after arriving back from Ha Long Bay. We had been advised to get some take-away dinner in Hanoi before…

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Curiosities - Vietnam: Street Food

Curiosities – Vietnam: Street Food

Street food is big in Vietnam. By street food, I mean food that’s consumed in the street and also prepared in the street. People will…

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Impressions of Hanoi

Impressions of Hanoi

After the serenity of Ha Long Bay, we arrived back in Hanoi. The tour that I’m on only provided for an afternoon to look around…

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Ha Long Bay - Vietnam

Ha Long Bay – Vietnam

I’m in Vietnam, having landed in Hanoi a few days ago. I’m also part of a pretty well-organised tour. What’s nice about going on an…

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