Category Archive: Vietnam holidays

The Lead up to Tet: Releasing Goldfish and The Three Kitchen Gods

I love the way I always notice and learn new things living in Hanoi. Despite having lived in Hanoi for two and a half years, it was only last Thursday that I chanced… Continue reading

The Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog

Last weekend we travelled down to Phu Quoc Island again. Photos from last year and more information about the wonderful Mango Bay ecolodge are┬áhere. This time I was on a mission to try… Continue reading

Flowers for Tet – The Vietnamese New Year

In the last week things have really begun to pick up in the lead up to Tet, the Vietnamese New Year. One of my favorite things to observe are the proliferation of flowers… Continue reading

Independence Day weekend in Hoi An, Vietnam

September 2nd is an important day in the Vietnamese Calendar as the anniversary of the declaration of independence in 1945. We took advantage of the three-day weekend and flew down to Danang and… Continue reading

Three Restaurants in 24 hours in Ho Chi Minh City

We only had a weekend in Ho Chi Minh city, so this is of course rather limited, but we’re looking forward to going back as there seem to be a lot of great… Continue reading

South to Ho Chi Minh City for the weekend

A very brief, but relaxing, trip down to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, for the weekend. It was very different from Hanoi in many ways – it was surprisingly green, less crowded… Continue reading

Halong Bay – Bay of the Descending Dragon

After nearly a year in Hanoi, we finally decided to visit Halong Bay, as we had friends in town. ┬áHalong Bay means ‘Bay of the Descending Dragon’ in Vietnamese and is a stunning… Continue reading