Category Archives: Vietnam

Ridiculously useful Vietnam travel guides, itineraries, packing lists, tours and day trips.

Hike Sapa Valley – Rice For Lunch, Rice Wine For Breakfast

Sapa Valley Vietnam

Exhausted from the rush of Hanoi? Sapa Valley in the north of Vietnam is your answer to tranquility. Set amongst the rice fields, this relatively easy two-day hike will immerse you into the local culture and get your heart pumping, and obviously, there is rice wine involved if you so wish. Hanoi to Sapa by […]

First-Time Visitor Tips: Hanoi & Halong Bay

Blue skies, Halong Bay with traditional boat

Vietnam was the second country on our five-week Southeast Asia itinerary. We (Craig and I) had spent a luxurious four days in Singapore, sipping ‘Slings and swimming in rooftop pools, but the backpacker in me was yearning for something different, and Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, certainly provided that. However, don’t fear the unknown; here are first-timer […]