Travel Guides

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Hoi An, Vietnam


Old picturesque buildings, lantern lit streets and romantic meals over looking the water, boat cruises, sandy beaches and scenic countryside. That is Hoi An. It is without a doubt one of the absolute must see destinations in Vietnam. You definitely need a few days to take in everything that Hoi An has to offer, and… Read More

Moat and fortified wall at the Imperial Citadel in Hue, Vietnam

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Hue, Vietnam


The small city of Hue in central Vietnam is the cultural and academic heart of the country. Situated almost in the very centre of Vietnam, Hue was the capital city of the country during the rule of the Nguyen Dynasty which lasted from 1802 until 1945. It is the amazing historical sites from this era… Read More

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Cat Ba Island, Vietnam


Cat Ba Island is the largest island in Vietnam’s famous Halong Bay. This rugged island is mostly national park, but Cat Ba Town is a great place to base yourself to explore the island, as well as taking a cruise to the more remote parts of Halong Bay as well as the less crowded and… Read More

Street view from Quan Bia Minh in Hanoi, vietnam

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam


The capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi is everything that symbolises a busy Asian city. Wandering through the Old Quarter of the city is an assault on the senses; with busy little streets full of motorbikes, tiny hole in the wall restaurants and food stalls, all surrounded by old crumbling colonial buildings. This is where we… Read More