Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Vietnam’s history dates back thousands of years. Warm people, beautiful landscapes, and affordable prices should put this destination at the top of everyone’s travel list.

Cities Visited

  • Hanoi – Capital of Vietnam, 7.5+ million people
  • Ha Long – 3-hour bus ride from Hanoi. Famous for Ha Long Bay
  • Hoi An – 1.5-hour flight from Hanoi to Da Nang, which is 40 minutes from Hoi An by car



  • Where I Stayed
    • Airbnb – found a nice place with good beds and A/C, would have picked more central to city center if doing it again. Also, make sure to bring bug spray for your trip!
  • What I Did
    • Explore the city, walk around especially the streets with stores and trinket shops
    • Visit Sword Lake
    • Got a drink at the Intercontinental
    • Massages – favorite was Mido Spa
  • What I Ate
    • Cha Ca
    • Bahn Mi 25
    • Pho
  • Other
    • Circle K – these convenience stores are great and located all over Hanoi. A great place to grab water, snacks or toiletries. Check out their delicious wasabi peas if you like them.

Ha Long

  • Where I Stayed
    • Alex Hotel
  • What I Did
    • Climbed Bai Tho Mountain
    • Boat tour in Ha Long Bay
  • What I Ate
    • Pho, Banh Mi, local places near our hotel

Hoi An

  • Where I Stayed
    • Green Apple Hotel
  • What I Did
    • Motorbike rental and ride past Da Nang into the mountains
    • An Bang Beach
  • What I Ate
    • Nu Eatery
    • Morning Glory



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