Notes on Quy Nhon – the pleasant provincial city by the sea

Quy Nhon is a coastal city in central Vietnam, roughly halfway between Nha Trang and Da Nang. It’s not big on the international travel radar, but it’s starting to get more attention. There is a burgeoning backpacker scene south of the city, as development in the aforementioned cities have pushed out budget travellers. For my […]

Buu Long Pagoda – A beautiful Buddhist temple hidden away in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City has a wide variety of monuments representing different religions spread out across the city. Most visitors will be content to see those around District 1 and District 5. If you have a bit more time on your hand then a visit to the Buu Long Pagoda (Chùa Bửu Long) will take […]

Flight Review: VietJet Air – Quy Nhon to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Vietnam Airlines VJ 387 From: Quy Nhon (UIH) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with VietJet Air from Quy Nhon to Ho Chi Minh City. I compared flights with Skyscanner. The three main airlines of Vietnam fly here from Hanoi and HCMC, and I picked VietJet for the price and time of […]

Ngoc Anh Hotel review – a budget hotel near the beach in Quy Nhon – Vietnam

Hotel Name: Ngoc Anh Hotel Address: 11 Tran Van On, Quy Nhon, Vietnam I stayed at the Ngoc Anh Hotel in Quy Nhon (a coastal city in central Vietnam). I booked online and picked the hotel for its location and budget price. I wasn’t familiar with Quy Nhon but I figured that if it’s near […]

Flight Review: Vietnam Airlines – Ho Chi Minh City to Quy Nhon

Flight: Vietnam Airlines VN 1396 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Quy Nhon (UIH) I flew with Vietnam Airlines from Ho Chi Minh City to Quy Nhon. I compared flights with Skyscanner and there are three airlines offering flights throughout the day. All the airlines were offering cheap flights, and my flight was 814,000 […]

Where I’m At: May, 2018 – Saigon edition

Greetings from Saigon 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 Melbourne After transiting through Kuala Lumpur I started the month in Melbourne, my old home city. In case you didn’t already know, Melbourne is one cool city. If I […]

Flight Review: Jetstar – Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Jetstar JQ 63 From: Melbourne (MEL) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Jetstar from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City. As I am based in Saigon and Melbourne is my Australian home city I was happy to see this service when it began in May, 2017. Previously the only direct service […]

Where I’m At: April, 2018 – Kuala Lumpur edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Kuala Lumpur! When I’m in KL it usually means I’m on the way to somewhere else. In this case, back to Australia. Here’s where I’ve been for the last month. Where I’ve Been Saigon […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Ho Chi Minh City to Penang

Flight: AirAsia AK 1503 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Penang (PEN) I flew with AirAsia from Ho Chi Minh City to Penang. Normally I would search for flights with Skyscanner, but in this case I knew that the AirAsia service was the only one available between the two cities. I have flown this […]

Flight Review: Scoot – Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Scoot TR 306 From: Singapore (SIN) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Scoot from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City. I compared flight options with Skyscanner, and there are several options for flights between the two cities. In the end I picked this flight for a combination of price, time of […]