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Vietnam ATM tip for Australians and New Zealanders

Vietnam ATM tip for Australians and New Zealanders

Vietnam ATM tip for Australians and New Zealanders One major bugbear I have when travelling overseas is how banks and credit card companies hit you up with ATM charges. I was pleasantly surprised in Vietnam to find that my ANZ…

An idiots guide to a comfortable trip in Vietnam

An idiots guide to a comfortable trip in Vietnam

An idiots guide to a comfortable trip in Vietnam Having survived a month in Vietnam I thought it might be useful to give people a few tips on safety and comfort. The traffic roulette and especially all the scooters is…

The Silk Queen a lovely place to stay in Hanoi

One of our best decisions was to choose the Silk Queen Hotel in Hanoi to start our month long trip in Vietnam. We stayed for a total of nine nights. The hotel was in the heart of the Old Quarter…

An idiots guide to getting an Indian visa in Vietnam

An idiots guide to getting an Indian visa in Vietnam On our year-long travel we are visiting India. We had to wait till we were nearer India before getting our visas as the Indian visa starts when issued. This means…

Where to stay in Hoi An?

Getting to Hoi An There are three main ways of getting to Hoi An. If you are coming from Hue then you can hire a car which we did and have several stops on the way to admire the scenery.…

Last two weeks in Vietnam and meeting the oldest letter writer in the world

Last few weeks in Vietnam Due to weak wifi it has been difficult to write a blog, happily at our current hotel that is not a problem. On our third week in Vietnam we chilled out for a week at…

Why come to Vietnam?

After being in Vietnam for three weeks I thought I would pen a few words to paper about our experiences. It has been a lot easier than we expected. Booking train tickets, nice hotels with hot running water and friendly…