5 Must-visit Cultural and Historical attractions to visit in Hanoi, Vietnam

It is my second time here in Hanoi but I haven’t really got to visit the main attractions within Hanoi during my first visit. This time, I get to visit some of the popular tourist attractions like Ho Chi Minh Museum and Imperial Citadel of Thanh Long where I get to learn more about the…

Experience Rural Life at Duong Lam Ancient Village

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Hanoi is this visit to Duong Lam Ancient Village. It is an agricultural village of the Northern Red River delta. Over there, we got to experience what rural life is all. We did rice planting at the Padi fields and catching fish with bamboo baskets. Unfortunately,…

Learning about the Art of Pottery in Bat Trang Village, Hanoi

When I was in Hanoi back in 2009, I only covered a few city attractions. My impression of Hanoi back then wasn’t very good, as compared to the Ho Chi Minh City, where the people are friendlier. The roads were definitely wider here in Hanoi and the people were more outspoken. Now that was ten…

Experience the Rural and City side of Hanoi, Vietnam in 4 days

I enjoy flying. Who doesn’t? But this year, I haven’t been travelling much as I was preparing to shift into a new place (though I haven’t entirely shifted in). Besides, you could say that I was a little tired of travelling, especially if I am travelling on my own. I still prefer travelling with my…

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Sofitel Saigon Plaza Hotel Review

  Where do I begin? Seven years ago, I was right here at Sofitel Saigon Plaza Hotel lobby, just checking out this luxurious hotel in the middle of Ho Chi Minh City. I told myself: “One day, I’ll be back to this city again and explore this hotel for myself. Seven years later, I’ve made good…