Category Archives: Vietnam

Phong Nha ke Bang bicycle ride

After arriving in Dong Hoi, I bused to Phong Nha ke Bang with an afternoon to spare before my cave tour. I took one of the bikes on offer from my hotel and set off to discover more rice paddy fields. Continue reading Phong Nha ke Bang bicycle ride

The other Hue

Once I passed over a canal that led to the Perfume River, I spied Tu Dam Pagoda. After a month in Vietnam, I was on pagoda overload and with three tourist buses outside, even more so. Continue reading The other Hue

Not just banh beo

One of the joys of travelling for me is food, especially in Asia. So while I sat savouring banh beo, another Vietnamese dish, I heard four English girls order chips and cokes. I thought to myself, why are they bothering to leave England if not to try something new? Continue reading Not just banh beo

Cam Thanh Fishing Village

On a hike to Cam Thanh, drying palm fronds lay either side of the road to be woven into a roof or circular boat. Alleyways led to the water’s edge where fishing boats lay idle. The landscape reminded me of Kerala as I approached Nypa Wetlands. Only the sound of a rooster’s crow broke the silence. Continue reading Cam Thanh Fishing Village

Yellow City – Hoi An

 

This old town on the Thu Bon River was roughly half way between Saigon and Hanoi. The buildings were mostly yellow with white trimmings influenced by the Chinese and Japanese traders as well as French colonialists. Continue reading Yellow City – Hoi An