Backpacking in Vietnam: Top 5 Memories from Northern Vietnam

It’s time to reminisce about my time backpacking in Vietnam. At the time I wrote a few articles about my tours there but I wanted to put them into a quick top 5. I have only been to Vietnam once so far and I toured the north part only. It’s one of the countries that Read more about Backpacking in Vietnam: Top 5 Memories from Northern Vietnam[…]

Hanoi Hilton visit - Hoa Lo Prison in Hanoi in Vietnam

Visiting Hoa Lo Prison AKA The Hanoi Hilton in Hanoi, Vietnam

The Hanoi Hilton isn’t a hotel. Well it might be, but the one I’m talking about here is a prison. It’s officially called Hoa Lo Prison but has earned the nickname “The Hanoi Hilton” over the years. It’s no longer used as a prison and is now a fully functional museum which acts as some Read more about Visiting Hoa Lo Prison AKA The Hanoi Hilton in Hanoi, Vietnam[…]

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The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam

Despite its title, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam is not the current resting place of the revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh. Instead, the capital city of the country, which is Hanoi, houses a Mausoleum fit for the man himself. I took a trip to the excellent Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ‘complex’ to check it Read more about The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam[…]

bia hoi corner in Hanoi Vietnam

Thirsty Thursdays: Bia Hoi Corner Hanoi, Vietnam

Today’s Thirsty Thursday’s takes us to Vietnam and the Old Town of Hanoi, this country’s bustling, noisy, crazy capital city. While Hanoi moves at a hectic pace and there’s little time to breathe, I found myself able to relax any time I wanted to. It’s easy to relax in Hanoi – beers by the side Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Bia Hoi Corner Hanoi, Vietnam[…]