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How to get to Mai Chau: 10 Cool Detours
Look here for ways to spice up a Hanoi to Mai Chau motorbike trip with some of the best detours. Get off the main road...
Vietnam Northeast Loop: 6 Day Tour
We took a 6 day tour of the Northeast on our brand new Honda XR150 motorbikes. We stopped at wonderful places like Ba Be Lake...
Hanoi to Pu Luong: 4 Great Route Options
Pu Luong rocks. It’s peaceful, and really near Hanoi! Here’s how to get from Hanoi to Pu Luong! Includes maps, road conditions and places to...
Hanoi’s Old Quarter – 9 Great Activities
If you have a day to spend in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, then these are some must-do things that every visitor should get around to.
How to Get to Bat Trang Pottery Village
Fancy a trip across the Red River to Bat Trang, one of the oldest pottery villages in the world? Here’s a detailed map, tips and...
Hanoi to Soc Son – 3 Best Routes
Soc Son and Ham Lon Mountain make for an excellent brief trip from Hanoi. Find out how to get from Hanoi to Soc Son, and...
(Awesome) Happiness Road – Ha Giang
Often referred to as ‘the loop’, Happiness Road is a beautiful ride that is also steeped in amazing history. Get maps, tips and history here!
Cuc Bac Cafe (Vietnam’s Northernmost!)
Vietnam’s northernmost cafe, Cuc Bac Cafe, is a damn good one. Learn about its unique story, get route maps and info on nearby attractions here!
How to Get to Ba Be (5 Best Routes)
There are several routes to take, and here we show you all of them. Here’s how to get to Ba Be National Park (and Ba...
How to Get to Cao Bang: 7 Great Routes
Downloadable Google route maps. Riding tips and places to say. Check out how to get to Cao Bang from Hanoi right here!
Lung Cu Flag Tower (Famous Attraction)
The northernmost point of Vietnam is marked by Lung Cu Flag Tower. The tower is about 20km from Dong Van and 170km from Ha Giang.
How to Get to Mu Cang Chai (3 Routes)
Here’s how to get to Mu Cang Chai and what to do on the way and while you are there. Terraced rice fields and awesome...
Motorcycle and travel advice. Teaching ESL. Expat life.
Tet Holiday (Most Important VN Festival)
Tet Holiday is the biggest celebration in Vietnam. Here is what you need to know and understand when people say, ‘Tet is coming’.
Burning Paper Money – Good or Bad?
The tradition of burning paper money exists throughout Asia. Learn about its history here: do you think it will continue into the future?
7 Interesting Facts About Tet Flowers
Why do people go crazy buying plants and flowers for Lunar New Year? Here are 7 interesting facts you didn’t know about Tet trees and...
Vietnamese Culture – 13 Useful Insights
Vietnamese culture is fascinating and unique. This list of 13 things to understand before you visit will really help you hit the ground running.
Honda XR150 Maintenance (Useful Advice!)
The XR150 is a versatile bike that’s well suited to Vietnam. Here are tips on Honda XR150 maintenance and the all important pre ride inspection!
Rice wine in Ha Giang – All the Facts!
Rice wine is drunk almost as much as water up in the highlands of Ha Giang. What is it all about? Find more about rice...
Hanoi Bridges (Interesting List of 6)
There are 6 Hanoi bridges that you can choose from to get to Northeast and west Vietnam. Find out what they are like and where...
How to Get Out of Hanoi (13 Best Routes)
Having to get out of Hanoi (and back in) is possibly the most stressful part of a motorbike tour in northern Vietnam. Get route maps...
Vietnam Countryside – 6 Things NOT to Do
Whilst we should feel free to enjoy the Vietnam countryside, we also need to respect the people who live there. Here’s how to do that!
Teaching in Vietnam – 8 Effective Tips
Looking into getting a job English teaching in Vietnam? These 8 tips will help you understand the peculiarities of the scene, and adapt to it!
How to Find a Teaching Job in Vietnam
Here’s how to find a teaching job in Vietnam, and how to avoid the most common mistakes jobseekers make.
ESL Jobs in Vietnam (4 Popular Types)
ESL jobs in Vietnam come in a variety of different flavours. This guide’ll help you choose the best job for you, with info on job...
Teach Legally in Vietnam (Exact How-To)
Wanna know how to teach legally in Vietnam? Here’s a detailed guide on all the necessary certification and documentation!
Find an Apartment in Hanoi: 8 Great Tips
Want to find an apartment in Hanoi (or, anywhere in VN)? Learn how to choose the right apartment for you, and avoid the most common...
Where to Live in Hanoi (Detailed Guide)
Choosing where to live in Hanoi is hard when you have never visited and have no idea what the city is like. Check out our...