• Hoi An lanterns by night

    9 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN HOI AN, VIETNAM

    Considered the most charming and romantic town in Vietnam, Hoi An is one of the most visited places and a must for travelers. Don’t be scared by the amount of tourists in the town centre, there’s much to do also around Hoi An, don’t just stick to the main road! Hoi An is easy to reach and well serviced, especially via Da Nang city just 25 km north. You can fly to Da Nang or get there by train from Hanoi/Hue, and then continue to Hoi An by bus or taxi. Coming from south, there are also direct buses, if you are up for a long long journey. We always…

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    DA NANG TO HUE TRAIN: THE MOST FAMOUS ROUTE IN VIETNAM

    Whether you are traveling in Vietnam from north to south or viceversa, you will have to choose how to get from Da Nang to Hue when you are halfway there, and the answer to this question is by train! Jump to our train booking tutorial here The beautiful Hai Van Pass lies in the middle between Da Nang and Hue, showing off stunning views of the mountains and the jungle on one side, and amazing tropical beaches and the sea on the other side. Your 3-hour long trip will be full of great views! Here’s how to get your train ticket. There are 3 ways to book a seat on a…

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    DA NANG TO HONG KONG: A QUICK VISA RUN

    As our Vietnam Visa is about to expire, we are doing a quick visa run to Hong Kong to renew it. We already applied online for a new 3 month Visa for when we come back from Hong Kong. You can easily get your Vietnam Visa here. Southeast Asia is perfect for these visa runs, there are many countries nearby with a good choice of visa free nations too such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia. As you should already know if you are familiar with our blog, or if you don’t know yet, Da Nang (central Vietnam) is currently having a tourism boom, a brand new international terminal just…

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    WHERE TO EAT IN DA NANG

    In the last few months living in Da Nang, we found many great places where to eat and we are going to share them in this article. After choosing 10 of our favorite places to eat in Da Nang, we decided to divide them into “local”, where almost nobody can speak English and to communicate you’ll have to use body language, and “western”, because sometimes you really need a break from Asian food. WHERE TO EAT LOCAL FOOD IN DA NANG 1. Cồn Market The biggest and richest market in Da Nang is structured in departments where a specific category of item is sold, and among these there’s obviously the…

  • HOW TO DRIVE (AND SURVIVE) IN VIETNAM

    A short guide on how to drive, and most of all how to survive to the crazy and wild Vietnam traffic. If you have never ridden a scooter before, this could be the right place to learn, and doing it quickly could be a matter of survival. Whilst for tourists a motorbike is just the easiest and funniest way to move around, for Vietnamese people it means everything: being a car a luxury item that only a few can afford, a scooter is by far the best chance to travel autonomously. In order to drive in Vietnam the prerequisites are: 1. international driving licence; 2. very quick reflexes. We have…