Ban Gioc Waterfall, Vietnam: How to Visit on Your Own

Tucked away in a remote area of Northern Vietnam, the province of Cao Bang is bursting with beautiful dramatic scenery and landscapes like the gorgeous Ban Gioc Waterfall (also known as Detian Falls in China). Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark, where the falls are located, is still relatively uncrowded during the week, making this majestic…

Having a Baby in Vietnam: My Story of Giving Birth in Saigon

Most people thought that we were crazy when we first told them that we had decided to give birth in Vietnam. They asked, “Isn’t it a third world country?”, and “What are their hospitals like?”. “Do you have insurance?” We even questioned our sanity a few times – especially when I was laying on the…

2 Weeks in Vietnam: 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…

Saigon Brunch: 6 Delicious Breakfast Spots to Try in HCMC!

If you’re planning to spend a few days in Ho Chi Minh City you’ll probably find that the best things to do in the city involve eating and drinking. Saigon has long been known for its incredible street food, but these days you’ll also find cozy cafes, modern restaurants, and luxurious fine dining. Not only…

Vietnam Shopping Guide: What To Buy and How to Bargain

Traveling to Vietnam and wondering what traditional souvenirs you’ll find for sale during your trip? We’ve traveled (and shopped) extensively around Vietnam and have a pretty good idea of the best Vietnamese souvenirs to buy for your friends and family back home, and where you should buy them. Read on to get an insider’s perspective…

The Best Cafes in Saigon: 15 Cute Coffee Shops you Must Visit!

As travel writers who live in Saigon (also known as Ho Chi Minh City) and get tired of working out of our studio apartment, we have had the opportunity to check out lots of outstanding cafes and coffee shops around town. One of the things that I absolutely love about the coffee shops in Vietnam…

Tam Coc and Ninh Binh: What to do in Vietnam’s Hidden Gem

Tam Coc and Ninh Binh are areas of Vietnam that are often overlooked by visitors looking to experience this spectacular country. And it’s unfortunate, as they are only about 2 hours south of the bustling city of Hanoi. Filled with towering landscape cliffs, lush green rice paddies, and the friendliest people, Tam Coc and Ninh…

Where to go in Vietnam: The Best Places to Visit

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! Now that we live in Vietnam, we have compiled a list of the best place to visit…