It’s tasty… it’s light…it’s fun… and it gives you an interesting experience along your journey on bike. It’s simply a grill meat cooked by motorbike exhaust…. Strange, right? But this is the most famous dish among Vietnamese backpackers. The dish is named by the backpackers based on the way it is cooked. They… Read More

GPS: Friend or Foe?

The magical travel technology that exists these, at the push of a button, is amazing. Map maker apps, GPS trackers, mileage counters. You name any travel device and there is probably an app for it. But do these devices hinder us from our adventure or broaden our possibilities? The reality of Wi Fi and 3G… Read More

Remember Why You Travel

From time to time, no matter where you are in the world, people have the habit of getting frustrated or losing their cool. Getting over charged on a taxi fare, perhaps poor customer service, maybe it’s having your bag ripped off. Whatever the case may be, try to put it behind you and remember why… Read More

Checklist for a motorbike adventure

– Clothing: helmet, rain gloves, wellington boots, rubber boots ( The wet seasons varies from North to South), summer gloves, balaclava, t-shirt, socks & underwear, long sleeved shirt, turtleneck shirt, extra jeans, light jacket, leather chaps, zip-lock bags, riding boots, bandanas, sunglasses and goggles. – Personal items: basic toiletries, emergency cash, sunscreen and earplugs. –… Read More

Do’s and dont’s

Vietnam is a friendly and exciting place to travel. You may encounter some difficulties along the way such bargaining over motorbike taxi service or organizing your travel plans. But overall, if you come with an open mind and greet everyone with a smile, things should turn out wonderful. DO’S There are no particular greeting styles… Read More

Vietnam Dong (VND) A Currency of Confusion

When you arrive in Vietnam you will need deep pockets.  Not because of the costs of goods and services but because there are so many damn denominations here!!  Notes range from the virtually worthless 200 VND up to the 500,000VD note. There are 10 denominations in total.  At the current rate of exchange, 1 US… Read More

Walking the Streets of Vietnam

For many travellers who first come to Vietnam, crossing the street is a perilous experience.  The constant stream of traffic and the random nature of driving style makes one’s head spin.  But fear not, there is a simple method to stay safe. Firstly, contrary to common sense, try not to stop moving.  This is not… Read More