Cat Ba Island: Touring Ha Long Bay on a Budget

If you’re like us, then you probably started researching boat cruises as soon as you decided to visit Ha Long Bay in Vietnam. There are dozens of them, and our heads were quickly spinning. Let us help you break through the clutter and explain how visiting Cat Ba...

Visiting the Floating Markets of the Mekong Delta

Contents: Deciding to Visit the Mekong DeltaCrafting Your Own Mekong Delta TourOur Mekong Delta ExperienceTips for Doing Your Own Mekong Delta Tour Deciding to Visit the Mekong Delta Before heading to Vietnam we had booked out the majority of our month long stay,...

A DIY (Mis)adventure to Lang Biang Mountain, Da Lat

Contents: Why Hike in Da LatA Failed Attempt at Using Public TransitHitting the TrailHeading HomeTips for Hikers Why Hike in Da Lat Da Lat is a town located high in the mountains of Vietnam. Thanks to the temperate climate, this area is largely known for its plant...

Top 10 Tips for Getting Custom-Made Clothes in Hoi An

I’ve had clothing custom-made for me twice now while in Hoi An, Vietnam. The first time I needed a long skirt to visit temples and beat the Asian heat, whereas the second time we were buying some fancy attire for an upcoming wedding. Although the process seems...

Tailor Me This: Getting Custom-Made Clothes in Hoi An

Note: This post recounts my personal tailoring experience while in Vietnam. For tips on getting your own clothes made, read my other post. Deciding I Needed a Skirt When we first decided to come to Asia, I read about the benefit of having a long skirt or other way to...

Arrival in Ho Chi Minh

After 24+ hours of travel, Tom and I landed in Ho Chi Minh City and immediately encountered our first challenge of the trip: finding our way to our Airbnb for the week. The initial plan was to take Uber for easy pickup and dropoff. That, of course, would have been too...

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