9 days in North Vietnam

Never say never.  I told myself on the last trip from Ho Chi Minh to Central Vietnam that this would be the last trip I made to Vietnam. Partly because the visa fee is expensive for US citizens (around 105 SGD) and that I heard Ha Long Bay is ‘very touristy’.  Visa fee aside, my…

Hoi An, Vietnam – Needle and Thread

Hoi An is a town which caters to the needs of international travelers while keeping its local heritage and original old shipping port buildings (thanks to the protection of UNESCO and government regulations).  While in Hoi An, is able to preserve part of it’s heritage in the original structure of the town, we found this town is stuffed…

Hue, Vietname – A Step into Vietnam’s Past

After Nha Trang we head on an overnight bus directly to the furthest northern destination on this trip, the city of Hue.  Hue is a unique imperial city in Vietnam established in the early 1800s and we found a majority of it’s architecture is influenced by French colonization.  We arrive to the city at around…