10 Vietnam Travel Tips

1. Learn How to Ride a Motorcycle Vietnam has very poor public transportation in major cities, but outside of the major cities catching a grab or taxi can be difficult and expensive. On my solo trip, I found getting places without signing up for a tour challenging. Then, adding in heat and humidity made itContinue reading “10 Vietnam Travel Tips”

Hanoi Cafe Culture

Coming from Korea to Vietnam, I had low expectations of the drinks and food in cafes. What I have found recently while living in Korea is 80% of places I see on Instagram, vlogs, and blogs are being promoted solely based on ascetics. I, however, am all about coffee and food when I go toContinue reading “Hanoi Cafe Culture”

All the Eats in Hanoi

Vietnamese food is highly underrated, in my opinion. I feel like I just brushed the surface of what Vietnam cuisine offers. There are definitely some famous eats that I missed during my stay in Hanoi Bun Cha being one (which I did have later in my trio 10/10). I always find eating difficult when IContinue reading “All the Eats in Hanoi”

Sights of Hanoi

If you are traveling to Hanoi, Viatnam any time soon then you must put these places on your bucket list. Your shure to have a fantastic time if you do! Hoa Lo Prison Relic Hoa Lo prison has been called many names; Maison Central by the French, Hanoi Hilton by the Americans, but for theContinue reading “Sights of Hanoi”

The Temples of Hanoi

Hanoi has temples hidden across the city. Every neighborhood has one. Some are Buddhist or Daoist temples; others are Confucian temples or ancestral shrines built to honor famous Vietnamese heroes. To the average tourist without much experience in eastern religions, it can be hard to differentiate between Buddhist, Daoist, and Confucian temples and some ancestralContinue reading “The Temples of Hanoi”

Hanoi

It’s easy to see the beauty of Hanoi, but for some visitors, it may be hard to look past the chaos and the hustlers trying to make a dollar or two off of fixing your shoe or making you buy their product. At times these ‘scams’ feel violating and can be very unsettling, especially whenContinue reading “Hanoi”