18 Best Things to do in Hanoi, Vietnam

The capital of Vietnam and the second-largest city in the nation, Hanoi is the first stop on many people’s Vietnam itinerary. And while we would most certainly argue that you should get out of the city and into the countryside, you’d be doing yourself a disservice not to explore the many amazing things that Hanoi has…

The Perfect 2-Week Vietnam Itinerary

Before deciding to move to Ho Chi Minh City in 2019, we spent a significant amount of time exploring Vietnam. We traveled all around Northern Vietnam – trekking our way through Sapa, sailing around Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, motorbike cruising around Ninh Binh, and exploring the best of Hanoi. From there we headed…

Vietnam Shopping Guide: What To Buy in Vietnam

Traveling to Vietnam and wondering what traditional souvenirs you’ll find for sale during your trip? We have lived in Vietnam for a year and shopped extensively in stores and markets across Vietnam. We now have a pretty good idea of the best Vietnamese souvenirs to buy for friends and family back home and where in…

The Best Places to Visit in Vietnam

Vietnam is a stunningly beautiful and diverse country with lovely people and delectable cuisine. It’s truly one of the most amazing countries in the world and if it’s not yet on your bucket list, it should be. But with so much to explore, deciding where to go in Vietnam can be overwhelming – especially if…

Where to Stay in Hanoi, Vietnam: The 10 Best Hotels

Are you planning a trip to Hanoi, Vietnam and wondering where you should book your stay? The most popular area for tourists is the Old Quarter where you’ll be within walking distance of Ho Hoan Kiem Lake, the Opera House, the night market, and countless bars and restaurants. Check out the list of our 10…

Eating Snake in Hanoi, Vietnam: Everything You Need to Know

About 5 miles east of Hanoi’s Old Quarter is the perfect place to sample a local delicacy – snake. The Vietnamese locals that live in Le Mat snake village have been hunting and catching snakes for generations. If you meet one of them who has been at it for a long time they will have…