Vietnam Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Vietnam
Hello and welcome to our Vietnam travel blog. You will find all our Vietnam blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our Vietnam travel blog because you are thinking about visiting Vietnam, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to South East Asia. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Vietnam.
We have visited Vietnam many, many times over a period spanning thirty years! Mark first back-packed through Vietnam during the time when you had to nominate a maximum of six places that you would visit as part of the terms of the visa, and our most recent visit was in February 2020. In addition to our personal travels around Vietnam, we’ve also spent a lot of time working within the Vietnam travel industry, including a three-month stay in Ho Chi Minh City. As a result, we both know Vietnam very and can always find a reason to return (aside from the phở and bánh mì).
Although our work has allowed us to stay in a lot of ‘posh places’ in Vietnam, our blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
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The Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City has a fantastic collection of Vietnam Combat Art, by Vietnamese artists, depicting scenes from the US-Vietnam War.
Cycle rickshaws: An Asian institution. Developed in the 1880s they are still a common sight in many Asian countries; cyclo rickshaws are an icon in Asia.
A photo essay of our 2013 year of travels. This year we explored a lot of Asia and in this post we highlight some of our favourite photographs of the year.
A quick guide to our top five Vietnamese drinks. Ca phe sua da and sugar cane juice are among the best things to drink in Vietnam. What’s your favourite?
A round-up of our recent travels in Vietnam: A journey that took us up the coast to Hoi An via Quy Nhon and down through the Central Highlands to Dalat.