How to Cross the Road in Vietnam

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You’re in Ho Chi Minh City. You stop at an intersection. You need to cross the road. But there’s no little green man to send you across… And the zebra crossings? Don’t even think about it – no drivers pay attention to those. The motorbikes are coming at you as a never-ending mass of noisy, impatient riders. How do you …

Packing List – Cycling Vietnam

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The inevitable question with a holiday looming – what do I pack? It became even more of a challenge when I was preparing myself for a solo cycle across Vietnam. Not only was I not a cyclist (so didn’t have the faintest clue what to bring for the bike), but I needed to keep the weight down because the fact …

Road Rules of Vietnam – They Exist

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All up I spent about four months in Vietnam – much of that time spent either on my bicycle or on a scooter. Arguably, compared to the tourists who pass through for just a handful of days and up to a month, you could say I’m a bit of an “expert” on the road rules of the country. But lets …

Hoi An Cooking Class

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Every single person should absolutely, positively, without a doubt, do a cooking class in Hoi An. Why? Because, in allllll my travels across Vietnam, I never ate better food than what I ate in Hoi An. Need more convincing? Then read on. There’s about a million different cooking schools dotted around this amazing city, so you’re ripe with choice. Full …

Crossing the Hai Van Pass

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Basically in the middle of Vietnam, lying somewhere between Hue in the north and Da Nang in the south lies the Hai Van Pass. This is a 21km stretch of road that rises up into the mountains of the Annamite Range. Rising nearly 500m above sea level, I decided that this little stretch of road was going to be a …