How I survived in Vietnam

So a journey – a solo journey nonetheless is not complete without a post on LESSONS LEARNED or Vietnam 101. If you ever go or plan to go, here are safety and advice tips as well as Dos and Don’ts! They will know you are a tourist/traveler even if you’re Vietnamese-American or Asian-American or Asian-Canadian. […]

Vietnam: Mekong Delta

While in Saigon, I scheduled a tour to visit the Mekong Delta for a day. I wish I had the time to trek up to Sapa but alas, just this day trip will suffice. I booked it on viator.com for a very reasonable price. They picked me up early with a loud-mouthed sarcastic Vietnamese local […]

Vietnam: Nha Trang + 26

I celebrated my 26th birthday at Nha Trang! We woke up bright and early to take some photos and to go paragliding. We strapped up and did a quick lap around the bay – it was fun and a nice way to start the day. Swimming at the beach and then going to the Vin […]

Vietnam: Hoi An

Hoi An is a quaint charming town filled with small streets perfect to stroll or enjoy a tuk-tuk ride around to see the sights. Don’t hestitate to get a tuk-tuk ride but wear your bag around your shoulders! Do not just let is sit on your side or it will get yanked by thieves in […]

Vietnam: Hue

So we spent about a day in the city of Hue! We actually flew from  Hanoi to Hue since it would have taken too much time to drive and apparently there aren’t too many good sights to see along the way. I flew Vietnam Airlines and it wasn’t too bad – felt like any other […]

Vietnam: Halong Bay

Halong Bay…. clear blue skies and a gentle calm breeze. I couldn’t have asked for a better day to sail out here! The junk boat used to be white and looked like it had seen better days.  The words “BIEN NGOC CRUISER” in fire red were placed across the entire side of it topped with […]

Vietnam: Hanoi

Hotel: Sofitel Hanoi I arrived in Hanoi around midnight so there was no time for sight seeing. After a quick steaming shower, I was off to bed for the next day. Unsurprisingly, it was got hot and humid early but I had a list of sites to see: Literature Temple, One-Pillar pagoda,  the Quán Thánh Temple, Hoan […]