Huế Imperial City

Huế was formerly the imperial capital of Vietnam. Inside the Kinh thành (citadel) sits a walled city complex, housing several palaces, temples, courtyards and gardens from imperial rule. The building of the now UNESCO World Heritage site began in 1804, the last Vietnamese emperors still reigned there until the mid 1900s. However, the site did […]

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Driving the famous “Top Gear Route” from Hội An to Hue

Our next destination upon leaving Hội An was bound to be Hue, and we decided that since we were heading that way anyway, we might as well do the famous “Top Gear route” that seemed to be advertised everywhere, but without paying a tour company, seeing as we had purchased our own bikes back in […]

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Hội An Ancient Town – Vietnam

After a particularly long (and painful on the butt cheeks) drive, we pulled in to HộiAn as night fell. Hội An is particularly famous for its beautifully well-preserved old town – an eclectic mix of old faded yellow walls, trendy cafes, traditional architecture and temples dotted throughout the streets. Old colonial buildings blend into a […]

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Da Lat Crazy House

Not dissimilar to the Maze Bar but on a larger scale, Hằng Nga guesthouse or more often referred to as the “Crazy House” is certainly unconventional, to say the least. Designed by a Vietnamese architect, the place is like some sort of warped Disneyland-esque adventure to wander around with strangely sculpted rooms, jutting towers and […]

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Elephant Falls Da Lat

When you’re doing something like a drive across Vietnam, you’re generally only spending a few days in each place, so you have to pick and choose what sights you’re going to bother exploring. One that was mentioned several times to us was Elephant falls… Even on the drive up to elephant falls there are some […]

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The craziest bar I have ever been to

So, from Ho Chi Minh, myself and a friend began our motorbike journey to Hanoi. Stopping in random towns for steaming bowls of Pho, coffee, and well-needed rests oh and to rectify the blown up inner tubing of my tire Yes, that child was my mechanic. We then arrived in Da Lat, where we reunited […]

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The Củ Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

The Củ Chi tunnels are a famous war memorial, compiled of a preserved network of tunnels that were used by the Viet Cong during their guerrilla warfare campaign against the invading American troops. The entrances of the vast tunnel system were small and camouflaged the tunnels themselves, dark, hot and cramped. Air ventilation was disguised […]

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Amazing travel films that aren’t “Eat, Pray, Love”.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I have absolutely nothing against “Eat, Pray, Love”. However, there are a tonne of amazing travel films out there to ignite your wanderlust, other than that film. Let me introduce you to some of my personal favourite travel films that will take you from the mountains of Tibet to the Colombiann […]

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6 Free & Cheap sights to see in Ho Chi Minh

Whilst in Ho Chi Minh, I found myself in that well known in between stage where I was waiting to get paid before I could move on. I found a tour buddy and together we explored the city on foot, visiting as many free and cheap sights as possible… Tan Dinh Church This pink church […]

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Phu Quoc Island – Vietnam

The easiest place to hop on over to from where I was in Cambodia was Phu Quoc island, the much-disputed territory between Cambodia and Vietnam. When I mentioned to people that I was going there, it was met with appreciative gasps and “ooh I hear it’s beautiful there.” And well, some small parts of it […]

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