Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, so too Vietnam is developing and becoming one of the star destinations for any intrepid journey around Southeast Asia. Whether starting your journey north of Hanoi in Sa Pa overlooking the rice fields of the Muong Hoa Valley or paddling around the water markets of the Mekong delta there is far more to see in between than your 15 or 30 day visa will allow you time to experience. Access is easier than ever, although the bus rides are still an adventure in themselves, but the sights of Ha Long Bay, the tailors of Hoi An, the palm lined beaches of Nha Trang, the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City’s (Saigon) street markets make it all worthwhile. And if you’re planning to visit Cambodia before or after Vietnam, be sure to opt for the fast boat along the Mekong!
Vietnam (officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam) is a country that has a long history of fighting for its independence. The Chinese occupied the country for a 1,000 years before... Read more >>
Our week of exploring Saigon had come to an end, so it was time to venture out of the city and travel across the Mekong Delta region, the agricultural heartland of Southern Vietnam... Read more >>