I relaxed on the second floor of the open-air deck of a coffee shop in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi while I peered out at the world. Sipping a creamy cup of caffeine, I watched the endless river of motorbikes flowing through a round-about. I glanced down at my petite porcelain cup. The last swig

With a 3,000-plus kilometer coastline, Vietnam is clearly a destination for beach-lovers. There are plenty of scenic shores in this country, so make sure you set aside enough time to visit at least a few of them. But how can you possibly decide when each destination boasts something lovelier than the next? It’s not easy,

Tourists enjoy Tet Flowers Show at Nguyen Hue Blv, Ho Chi Minh city

Who doesn’t like a good party? In Vietnam, festivals and celebrations are a way of life and they certainly know how to have a good time. Depending on when you travel to Vietnam, you may be lucky enough to catch one of these amazing festivals is full swing. Or, better yet, plan your trip so

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Vietnam is home to hundreds of temples, pagodas, and places of worship. While the religious majority is Buddhism, there are also Christians, Taoists, Hindus, and small sects of Vietnamese folk religions throughout the country. The coexistence of all these religions yields ancient temples, marvelous pagodas, and more historic places of worship than are possible to

Saigon Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh

Vietnam is a notoriously cheap country for westerns to come to for holiday. Backpackers also love this country because they can see so many amazing things for much less than other places around the world. Long-term backpackers are always on a budget, and Vietnam welcomes those watching their wallets with open arms. Ho Chi Minh

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A visit to Vietnam’s largest city is a must. Ho Chi Minh is chock full of significant history, amazing sites, and fun things to do. Picking a hostel in an ideal location is key to having a successful stay in this city. Check out 4 of our favorite hostels in one of the backpacking capitals

A Traveler holding and looking the map for travel in Hanoi

Arriving in Hanoi for the first can be overwhelming, that’s for sure. It’s an intensely busy city with lots of loud noises, crowded streets, and buzzing motorbikes. It’s also one of the coolest cities in the whole country, so don’t let the first impression scare you off. Hanoi is actually a super friendly city with

A honeymoon couple enjoy their beach trip in Vietnam

The choices can be overwhelming when it comes to pinpointing exactly what to do in Vietnam. It’s a huge country with hundreds of worthy attractions. Each Vietnamese city has its own style, history and must-see sites. If you’re lucky enough to spend a month in this country, it’s possible to hit many of the highlights.

Nha Trang is a hot spot for luxury travelers, budget back-packers, ex-pats, and everyone in between. The southern Vietnamese city is known for its lively nightlife and flashy downtown area, however there’s more to Nha Trang than partying and shopping. Check out our list of the 6 coolest things you can do while visiting Nha

A Traveler holding and looking the map for travel in Hanoi

One of the greatest things about Vietnam is it’s easy on the wallet. Vietnam is a great country to visit as a budget traveler because there are so many cool things to do that can be enjoyed for absolutely free! This is certainly true for Hanoi, a city that can be fully appreciated at no

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