Here’s a summary of where I went in 2018; although none of the 6 countries were new to me, the places I visited and experiences I had TOTALLY were! Enjoy.
I adore Vietnam. In 2011, I finished up the exhausting but exhilarating Ultimate Train Challenge in Saigon after spending a day in Hanoi and taking the train down the length of the country. I spent a few weeks relaxing in Saigon, vowing to return for more coffee and street food.
The day to return came in 2018, when I decided to rent a place in Hoi An. Although I had planned to stay for two+ months, I ended up leaving after six weeks for reasons more personal than geographical.
For me, Vietnam remains home of the best coffee and street food in the world.
Here is a photographic expose of the six weeks I spent in Hoi An, Vietnam. The old town, amazing cuisine, fresh market, after-game frivolities, and Tet flowers. Along with these photos are some key pieces of information about Hoi An and some tips to help you maximize your own visit.
I spent six weeks in Hoi An, Vietnam; a shorter stay than intended (due to some poor choices in timing and neighbourhood). But what I learned about expat life in Hoi An while living there was fascinating. Click through to read more about expat life in Hoi An, Vietnam!
Here are some random observations I made in Saigon – things almost as random as the place itself, but that lend an explanation to this city with so many edges.
Join me as I hop on the back of a bike in Saigon for a day on a culinary tour; experiencing, traffic, street food, culture, shopping, and more.
In Vietnam, I learned a new way to drink coffee, explored the street food scene, and got a new take on hygiene standards – all over the world.
Bike culture in Saigon, Vietnam is prevalent in many ways. Just try to cross the street and you’ll understand! Here are some fun pictures and a video to prove it.
With some of the most dramatic and beautiful footage yet, please enjoy Part 3 of the Ultimate Train Challenge video trilogy.
3 of our 6 nights from Beijing to Saigon are on trains, so I have time to see Asian travel culture, make friends, and bide time. Here are some random experiences.