Cu Chi Tunnels – Historic Vietnam War site near Saigon

The Cu Chi Tunnels are a network of tunnels to the northwest of Saigon built by communist guerrilla troops (Viet Cong). They were originally built during the resistance against French colonialists, and then expanded during the fight against American and South Vietnamese forces. The tunnel network is now a popular tourist attraction, being one of […]

Where to stay in Da Nang – the best areas and most notable hotels

Da Nang is increasingly becoming a travel hotspot in Southeast Asia. Located midway between Hanoi and Saigon, this Vietnamese city is geographically blessed with a river and sea front, with mountains in the backdrop. It wasn’t that long ago that travellers bypassed Da Nang on the way to and from Hoi An. Nowadays Da Nang […]

Best cafes in Da Nang

Danang is growing in stature as it positions itself as the third city of Vietnam. Located roughly half way between Hanoi and Saigon, this coastal city is becoming a popular destination for business and leisure travellers, and there is a growing digital nomad scene here as well. The cafe scene is also growing here, with […]

Hotel Review: Suite De Ville Hotel, Da Nang – Vietnam

Hotel Name: Suite De Ville Hotel Address: 16-17-18 Do Ba, My An ward, Ngu Hanh Son dist. My Khe beach, Da Nang, Vietnam. I stayed at the Suite De Ville Da Nang Beach in Danang, Vietnam. I booked it online and picked it for its location in the My An area of Danang Beach. This […]

A complete guide to train travel in Southeast Asia

A complete guide to Southeast Asia train travel, featuring resources for buying tickets and reviews of rail travel in the region. An introduction to Southeast Asia Railways Travel by train is a great way to experience the landscapes of Southeast Asia, and to meet the people who live here. Personally I think train travel the […]

Guesthouse Review: Sea Sun Homestay, Hoi An – Vietnam

Hotel Name: Sea Sun Homestay Address: 29 Phan Tinh, Cua Dai, Hoi An, Vietnam. I stayed at Sea Sun Homestay in Hoi An. I booked it for its location on the beach outside Hoi An. I usually stay in the old town area of Hoi An when I’m visiting, and for first-time visitors I suggest […]

Notes on Da Nang, 2018 edition – Maybe I will retire here

My latest trip to Da Nang marked a flippening of sorts in my Da Nang / Hoi An travels. Usually I have come to Da Nang on the way to Hoi An (Da Nang being the airport city for Hoi An). I noted in my 2017 trip report how Da Nang is becoming a destination […]

Visiting the Golden Bridge in Vietnam – the bridge held by giant hands in the mountains

If you follow any travel-related news sites you’ve probably seen a photo of a bridge held by giant hands in the mountains. This is the Golden Bridge at Ba Na Hills, near Da Nang in Vietnam. The Golden Bridge opened in June 2018, and it wasn’t long before it starting making the news. The first […]

Hotel Review: Evelyn Hotel, Da Nang – Vietnam

Hotel Name: Evelyn Hotel. Address: 115 Tran Phu, Da Nang, Vietnam. I stayed at the Evelyn Hotel in Da Nang, Vietnam. I booked it online and picked it for its price and location. I paid $10 USD per night, which is a great deal for this area. At that rate it’s better than staying in […]

Hotel Review: Chill Box Premier – Beach Hotel, Da Nang

Hotel Name: Chill Box Premier – Beach Hotel. Address: 35 Duong Dinh Nghe, Son Tra, Da Nang, Vietnam. When I travel around Vietnam I’m continually amazed at how good value the budget hotels are in this country. I find that the budget hotels of Vietnam ruin my experience in places like Thailand and Indonesia, because […]