Where I Stayed: Laska Hotel, Vung Tau – Vietnam

Laska Hotel

Hotel Name: Laska Hotel Address: 81/6 Thuy Van, Back Beach, Vung Tau, Vietnam. The Laska Hotel is one of dozens of cheap hotels that are clustered around the southern end of the back beach in Vung Tau. There wasn’t any distinguishing feature that stood out when I choose the booking apart from wifi and location. […]

Where I Stayed: Dai Huy Hoang Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Dai Huy Hoang Hotel

Hotel Name: Dai Huy Hoang Hotel Address: 283/22 Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I stayed at the Dai Huy Hoang Hotel in Saigon while I was looking for a new apartment to rent. I stayed for two nights at $14 a night and I booked via Agoda. Whenever I […]

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

Travel Guides Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide – Travelfish have loads of great articles on what to do so refer to this index page to find things to do and see (and eat). HCMC Life – Lifestyle magazine featuring city guide and events. Word HCMC – Word is a print magazine that can be […]

Notre Dame, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Notre Dame

[The Notre Dame cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.] I post photos here every friday but not usually in a chronological order, and if I am on the road I will have a backlog of of photos to post. For daily photos of where I am currently at follow me at instagram.

Munirensay Pagoda, Can Tho – Vietnam

Munirensay Pagoda, Can Tho

Th Khmer Pagoda, Munirensay in Can Tho, Vietnam. Travel Photos: Can Tho photo gallery

Eating my way around Saigon

Saigon Food Wander

Ho Chi Minh City has become my home-base hub; the place I go when I need to rest from travel. I have spent about a year here, off and on, in what could be described as slomadic travel (slow-nomadic travel. Groan, I know.) One thing I have noticed about returning after being away is how […]

In Pictures: Cai Rang Floating Market

Cai Rang floating market

Cai Rang is home to the biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta. The market is near the city of Can Tho, which is about four hours from Ho Chi Minh City; too far for a day trip, so an overnight stay is required. [Cai Rang Floating Market] I had spent eight months of the […]

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi – Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi - Vietnam

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi houses the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh. Travel Photos: Hanoi photo gallery

The first meal I will eat when I get back is…

Beef Noodles - Shanghai

“What’s the first thing you are going to eat when you get back?” I asked Dan while we waited for our flight to Hanoi. “Fried eel soup.” Dan said this without missing a beat. He said it like he had already thought of this, and I asked him because I knew he would be the […]

Cafes in Hanoi for writers and digital nomads

Hanoi Cafes

Following up on my guide to cafes in Ho Chi Minh City I now present my guide to cafes in Hanoi. In my previous cafe reports I have usually had at least a month to try out the cafes of each city. My trip to Hanoi was for one week, so this meant I had […]