Da Lat, Vietnam (Nov ’16)

We came to Da Lat for 3 days and it rained cats and dogs throughout the entire period we were there. The local said Da Lat rains 20 days in a month, and yes we experienced it now. However, the town was still amazing. It has been such a long time to blend in with…

Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Vietnam (Nov’16)

From HCMC, a bus ticket to Mui Ne costs 120k VND and it takes approximately 5 hours to reach. I recommend Phuong Nam bus (ticket office in Pham Ngu Lao street), double-decker sleeping coach with wifi. They have 2 early slots, 8am or 11am and the coach will pick you up at the opposite side…

Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam (Nov ’16)

My bestie and I decided to go for a “housewife adventure” kinda trip, leaving our husbands at home. In the occasion of my book launch, we came to HCMC for a brief period of three days to hold the event. It was awesome to have time for local dishes and to meet new friends. Day 1…

Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam – Sep ’15

I came to HCMC for a business conference and I decided to extend my stay for 2 days in order to catch-up with some old friends. I took Singapore Airlines (sponsored, if not I would definitely just take a budget airline). Day 1 I stayed in Sheraton Hotel (again, sponsored during the conference period). I…

Hanoi, Vietnam – “Tet” Feb ’15

Day (-2) – Preparation It has been 6 years since I last came home for Tet (Vietnamese word for Lunar/ Chinese New Year). So we were super excited to come back during this festive session of the year. My dad always buys a gigantic cherry blossom branch to decorate the living room. This year was…

Danang, Vietnam – Summer ’14

Danang is one of the major port cities in Vietnam (in addition to Ho Chi Minh City and Haiphong) and the biggest city on the South Central Coast of Vietnam; the city is situated on the coast of the Eastern Sea, at the opening end of the Han River. Danang beach is one of the best in…

Danang – Hoi An, Vietnam – Summer ’10

Day 1 We took the North-South Express railway from Hanoi to Danang. The train journey was a genuine experience itself. Other travelers might think they would save time by using internal flights. However, an overnight train ride from Hanoi to Danang actually saved time compared to flying, because the train left Hanoi center in the…