10 Unique Hidden Gems in Hanoi Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam’s lively capital, is famous for its vibrant culture and iconic landmarks, yet it’s the hidden gems nestled in its narrow streets and alleys that capture the true spirit of this unique city. From interesting museums to the remnants of downed American planes, trains running through residential areas and historic neighbourhoods, Hanoi offers an … Read more

How to Trek in Sapa Without a Guide

Trekking through the beautiful landscape of Sapa Vietnam without a guide is a liberating and rewarding adventure. Especially for budget travellers wanting to explore the lush terraced rice fields and rugged mountain trails independently.  In November 2023, I did two solo treks in Sapa independently without a guide. The first was to Muong Hoa Valley. … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Visiting the Bac Ha Market in Vietnam

Located in the beautiful hills of northern Vietnam, Bac Ha Market stands as a vibrant tapestry of colours, cultures and traditions.  This bustling market situated in the Lào Cai Province is only 6 hours from Hanoi and less than 3 hours from Sapa. It’s a great “off the beaten path” experience. Here is An Adventurous 3 … Read more

Vegan Food Guide to Sapa Vietnam

Finding vegan food in Sapa Vietnam is easier than you think with a diverse range of vegan and vegetarian friendly cafes and restaurants.  Nestled in the stunning landscapes of northern Vietnam, six hours by bus from Hanoi and close to the Chinese border, Sapa not only captivates you with its unique scenery but also excites … Read more

How to Visit the Saturday Water Buffalo Market in Bac Ha Vietnam

Visiting the Water Buffalo market on Saturday morning in Bac Ha, Vietnam is quite the eye opening experience.  You can easily do this the day before you visit the Traditional Bac Ha Market on Sunday. Here is An Adventurous 3 Day Itinerary for Bac Ha that you can use. I’ll give you the run down on how … Read more

Cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to District 1 by Bus

If you’re a traveller on a budget and trying to save money, the 152 bus and the 109 bus from Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN) in Saigon, Vietnam are the cheapest way you can travel to District 1. I personally utilised both options in November 2023, ensuring the information is current. Continue reading for a comprehensive … Read more