Travel tips for Vietnam 2

Travel tips for Vietnam 2

We want to share some of our collective knowledge to help you travel easier. This is an ongoing series, enjoy the 5 travel tips that are below: Earplugs– super useful for all you dorm sleepers, and also great for long travel on bus and train rides (but please...
Travel tips for Vietnam

Travel tips for Vietnam

Vietnam travel tips I have lived here in Vietnam for nearly 4 years, and thought I would share some tips on how to conduct yourself when in Vietnam.  I notice people doing things that Vietnamese consider inappropriate a lot (and I used to/sometimes do too), so check...
Cat Ba Island, See You at Lily’s guide

Cat Ba Island, See You at Lily’s guide

Cat Ba Introduction Cat Ba is the largest island of the archipelago that includes Ha Long, Lan Ha and Bai Tu Long bays. It has rugged cliffs of limestone karst, tropical limestone forest and some beautiful beaches.  About 50% of the island is a national park. The name...
The less visited Hanoi- discover a new Vietnamese Dish

The less visited Hanoi- discover a new Vietnamese Dish

Phở beyond the Bánh Mỳ Introduction So everyone has heard of Phở, and of Banh My, (indeed often we can find these back in our home countries) and most people discover Bun Cha when they are in Hanoi too (which we highly recommend if you have not tried it, and there are...
The less visited Hanoi – Duong Lam Village

The less visited Hanoi – Duong Lam Village

Introduction to Duong Lam Duong Lam is a village about a 50km drive west of Hanoi.  It is famous for being the home of two kings of Vietnamese history.  It is also famous for having buildings constructed in the local traditional materials and style.  Many examples of...