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How Gay-Friendly Is Vietnam for Tourists?

Vietnam is a relatively gay-friendly destination for tourists. It isn’t quite the glitter-bomb gay utopia like parts of Thailand. But it’s not overtly homophobic either. Basically, an accurate answer to “How Gay-Friendly is Vietnam?” would be, meh. I spent a whole month backpacking through Vietnam…

Top 15 Places to Visit in Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the most fascinating countries to backpack through. Every region presents its own set of unique wonders. In this article, I’ll give you a brief intro to the top 15 places to visit in Vietnam. When I first started backpacking through Vietnam, I thought 30 days…

Top 5 Things to do in SaPa

SaPa is a chill mountain town in North West Vietnam famous for its rice terraces. In this article, I’ll tell you all about the top 5 things to do in SaPa. SaPa, Hanoi, and Halong Bay form a triumvirate of the most popular attractions in Northern Vietnam. While Hanoi…

Top 3 Things to do in Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh is a little-known paradise of rolling hills and limestone cliffs about 100 kilometers from Hanoi. There aren’t a whole lot of things to do in Ninh Binh. But I’d still say it’s pretty essential to your Vietnam travels. As you can tell from the…

Exploring BaNa Hills, Vietnam’s French Medieval Fantasy Town

Exploring BaNa Hills is one of the most visually exciting and confusing parts of traveling through Vietnam. I went exploring BaNa Hills from Hoi An. I hadn’t heard about it before. But while I was in Hoi An, a few backpackers told me about this lovely French medieval-esque…

Top 7 Things to do in Hoi An

Hoi An is, without a doubt, the best city in Vietnam. In this article, I’ll tell you about the top 7 things to do in Hoi An. There are a number of reasons I consider Hoi An to be the best city in Vietnam. It’s centrally located and…

The Thrill (and Terror) of Canyoning in DaLat, Vietnam

Canyoning in DaLat is one of the most thrilling things I did in Vietnam. It’s also the most terrifying, especially considering I’m a self-professed wimp with little to no hand-eye coordination. However, physical terrors aside, Canyoning in DaLat was an incredible experience. If you’re traveling…

Top 5 Things to do in DaLat

DaLat is a charming hilltop town in South Vietnam. In this article, I’ll give you a brief rundown of all the things to do in DaLat. DaLat is an extremely charming mountain town. Coming into the city, you can’t help but be blown away by the beautiful French…

Top 5 Things to do in Mui Ne

There aren’t a lot of things to do in Mui Ne. Having said that, it doesn’t matter. Because Mui Ne is more of a picturesque punctuation to travels through Vietnam anyway. Mui Ne is a quaint coastal town approximately 5 hours from the buzzing and heady city of…

A Night at Ho Chi Minh’s Famous Bui Vien Backpacker Street

Bui Vien backpacker street is probably one of the most overwhelming parts of Ho Chi Minh City.  That’s not surprising considering it’s a backpacker street. But even so, spending a night at Bui Vien backpacker street proved to be more overwhelming than I’d expected. It was in…