As much as I wanted to embrace Hanoi, I was also tempted to run to the hills for some tranquility. Halong Bay is often cited as one of the most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam and the temptation of spending some time at sea was too much.

Hoi An was high on my Vietnam tick list because so many had recommended it as a fantastic place to see. Other travellers en route raved about it too. When I arrived it’s safe to say I wasn’t immediately charmed. I was warned by the hostel owner about the high number of muggings, which, Read More

I headed to Mui Ne with no real expectations. As far as I was concerned it was a layover for a few days after leaving the bright lights of Ho Chi Minh City. We landed at ‘Mui Ne Backpackers‘ hostel after a 6 hour bus journey and couldn’t believe our luck. Beautiful uncluttered rooms,, Read More