Saigon Sights

Saigon Sights

Ho Chi Minh City is quickly modernizing and now is the time to visit as buildings that are here today will be gone tomorrow! Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi (see city guide here) couldn't be more different. Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, retains much of its old world charm whereas HCMC (formerly Saigon) is fast-paced and racier. Just [...]

Hoi An Travel Diary

Hoi An Travel Diary

Hoi An is unanimously Vietnam's most loved destination. There are many reasons behind this universal adoration, but I've come to the conclusion that it's primarily because it offers respite from the chaos of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Natalie and I enjoyed our time in Hoi An so much that we decided to stay two [...]

Hanoi Travel Diary

Hanoi Travel Diary

Vietnam wasn't at the top of my travel bucket list, but sometimes unexpected destinations are the most surprising. Natalie and Clinton were halfway into their four-month expedition having already visited Thailand, Bali, Cambodia and Laos. I watched their adventures closely both through social media and by talking to them on FaceTime regularly. When the opportunity arose to [...]