Hotel Review: Ibiz City Hostel, Hanoi – Vietnam

Hotel Name: Ibiz City Hostel Address: 49 Luong Ngoc Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam. I stayed at the Ibiz City Hostel in Hanoi. I booked it for its price and location, and the rate was $12.38 USD per night. When I booked it the hotel was known as The Tourist Hotel. I’m […]

Hotel Review: Hanoi Discovery Hotel, Hanoi – Vietnam

Hotel Name: Hanoi Discovery Hotel Address: 22 Luong Ngoc Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam. I stayed at the Hanoi Discovery Hotel in Hanoi. When I booked it I was just looking for a cheap room for the night as I was just passing through. I picked this hotel for its location in […]

Vietnam Airlines flight review – The A350 from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Flight: Vietnam Airlines VN 252 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Hanoi (HAN) I flew with Vietnam Airlines from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. There are three airlines that fly this route (the others being Vietjet Air and Jetstar Pacific), and with this route being one of the busiest air routes in the […]

Flight Review: Emirates – Dubai to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Emirates EK 392 From: Dubai (DXB) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Emirates from Dubai to Ho Chi Minh City. This was a booking with points from Qantas, who are their partner outside of the Oneworld Alliance. I’ve flown with Emirates a few times before I like their service, so this […]

Flight Review: Thai Airways – Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok

Flight: Thai Airways TG 551 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Bangkok (BKK) I flew with Thai Airways from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok. There are numerous airlines flying this route, so I compared airlines with Skyscanner to find the best option. At the time of booking the airline options included Thai AirAsia […]

The case for direct Hanoi to Havana flights

[Vietnam Airlines A350 at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport.] Wherever I travel I read the local news to get a feel of what’s going on in the land. While you’re not going to get hard-hitting political analysis from state-controlled media, it’s good for finding out about current affairs and development news. And then there are […]

Flight Review: VietJet Air – Taipei to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: VietJet Air VJ 843 From: Taipei (TPE) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with VietJet Air from Taipei to Ho Chi Minh City. I compared flights with Skyscanner, and Vietjet was the cheapest option. The last time I visited Taiwan it was with EVA Air from Ho Chi Minh City. Other airlines […]

Where I’m At: July, 2018 – Osaka edition

Greetings from Osaka and another edition of Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to and general site news. Where I’ve Been Luang Prabang I ended up spending a week in Luang Prabang, and it turned out to be a productive stay. I was mainly interested in exploring the town, so […]

Flight Review: VietJet Air – Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong

Flight: VietJet Air VJ 876 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Hong Kong (HKG) I flew with VietJet Air from Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong. I compared flights online with Skyscanner, and Vietjet was the best option for me. I took the same flight last year, and like last year the combination […]

Flight Review: VietJet Air – Bangkok (BKK) to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: VietJet Air VJ 804 From: Bangkok (BKK) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Vietjet Air from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City. There are several airlines flying this route, with departures leaving throughout the day. I compared flights online with Skyscanner and went with Vietjet Air for the combination of price, […]