Let’s start this off by saying I visited Brunei during Ramadan which gives me a different insight into a fascinating country. It’s also the place I would inauspiciously start talking to the incredibly pretty blonde sitting at the breakfast table in our hostel, who would eventually become my better half and inspiration. All of that [...]
Travelling on a budget can be challenging yet fun. Each new destination means a new hotel or hostel, new activities, and the exciting unknown. Do you book an accomodation in advance, or do you wing it and hope to find a cheap hostel upon arrival? We break down the top online booking sites for you as well as our suggestions on finding lodging the months, weeks and only hours out from your arrival.
Hai Van Pass is one of the most beloved drives throughout Vietnam and ranked among the top 10 things you must do if you're visiting this country. Whether you've bought a motorbike for your journey or are just renting one for the day, this is an affordable, budget friendly, and once in a lifetime journey that is a must when traveling from Hue to Danang.
Paradise Cave in Phong Nha is a whimsical delight and the perfect budget half day trip from Phong Nha. Having only been discovered in 2005 and open to the public for a few short years, this cave is magnificently lit up and showcases some of the best cave formations in all of Vietnam, a definite must visit while in Phong Nha.
The Ancient Citadel of Hue once boasted 160 buildings spread over a 1 mile complex, and has been proudly compared by the Vietnamese to the Forbidden City of Beijing. Today the temple stands in both splendor and ruins and is a wonderful budget friendly half day activity filled with history, architecture and culture.
Hue is an attractive city, sitting on the Song Huong river with bridges, canals and moat criss crossing around the city. Every corner you turn uncovers another hidden gem rich in both culture and history. Dedicate a couple of days to exploring the city and all that it has to offer, you can cover most of the sites in one action packed day if you are short on time.
The My Son Temples located approximately 45 minutes outside of Hoi An city are an absolute must see for any backpacker or tourist in Vietnam. With their rich ancient history, alluring tales of ransacking by the French, and survival of the Vietnam War, this site of over eight temples and 71 monument is a wonderful and budget friendly half day trip.
If you’re visiting Vietnam for any length of time you’ve probably started looking into the possibility of buying a motorbike to spend 1 - 3 months exploring this magnificent country. If you’ve started considering it, and as long as you have experience riding a motorbike, do it. It is one of the most rewarding experiences [...]