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 [...]
When you think of Cambodia your first thought probably isn’t deserted islands with long pristine beaches, but if you’re looking to escape the grind you’ve got excellent options. There are 2 stand out islands where you can have your own Robinson Crusoe experience, Koh Tonsay or Koh Ta Kiev. As I was in the right [...]
A spooky actioned packed morning or afternoon can be spent at the abandoned waterpark of Hue for a small and budget friendly admission fee of only $.50. Spend a few hours or an entier day at Thuy Tien Lake, exploring buildings, aquariums, and giant slides which once had the hopes of ushering in thousands of visitors a day, but now stands empty and desolute.
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.