5 things you must do in Hanoi

Hanoi is not for the faint-hearted. Just navigating your way through the scooter-filled streets is an adventure in itself. But for all the chaos, noise and humidity, Hanoi has a magnetic pull and is one of those cities that stays with you, long after you’ve left its bustling streets behind.…

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Hue in a Day: Tombs, Temples and Tiger beer

As a self-confessed history buff, one of the main attractions of Vietnam for me was the intrigue of its legendary past. Royal Emperors of old, majestic historic monuments, and temple upon temple of colourful photo opportunities… it all sounded rather appealing to my inner nerdy self. Cut to Hue:…

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Biking the Hai Van Pass from Hoi An to Hue

I’m all about taking the road less travelled in life but there are always exceptions to the rule – and boy, oh boy, is the Hai Van Pass one of them. Vietnam’s iconic mountain pass is one of the world’s most famous roads and one of those bucket-list worthy…

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4 Days in Hoi An: The Enchanting Lantern Town

Oh Hoi An, you little heart-breaker. It’s been 8 weeks since I left your colourful streets behind and I’m still pining for you. Where to even begin trying to convey the magical charm and atmosphere of Vietnam’s most beautiful ancient town? From the bright yellow streets and lantern-dotted skies…

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24 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City

Earlier this year, I ticked a massive wish off my travel bucket-list and took my very first step into the exotic lands of Asia – or more specifically, I took my first step on to the chaotic motorbike-filled streets of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam (and nearly got…

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