Tagged: Vietnam

Two days in Hanoi

For a long time Hanoi has been on my list of cities to visit. I had actually booked a trip in May 2015 but had to cancel because I wasn’t feeling well. So I gave it another shot. While Ho-Chi-Minh-City is very accessible from Singapore with lots of (cheap) flights,...

The good and bad of technology when backpacking

I’ve written before about my thoughts on how technology has changed traveling/backpacking. On a recent trip to Hanoi I once again thought about it and have a very good (and a not so good) example to share. The good: Uber Moto In order to exprience the local vibe, I try...

Hoi An food

Who doesn’t like Vietnamese food. Famous for the tasty noodle soups, Pho, I appreciate it for being ¬†less reliant on deep fried dishes than other South-East Asian cuisines. Apparently, Central Vietnam is renowned even within Vietnam for its cuisine and I can confirm that the food is indeed really, really...

Hoi An

I am constantly on the look-out for weekend trips from Singapore. I think I’ve noted down just about all the possible destinations fulfilling the following criteria: direct flight less than four hours leave Friday after 5pm get back Sunday with a departure in the afternoon local time and arrive back...