Imperial City Hue (Hue Citadel)

Imperial City Hue (Hue Citadel)

The Hue Citadel, thick walls lined with watch­tow­ers, sur­round­ed by a moat, topped with can­nons. For­ti­fi­ca­tions that sur­round­ed the ancient Impe­r­i­al City of Viet­nam, back when emper­ors ruled and the Viet­namese still wrote with Chi­nese influ­enced...
Welcome to Da Nang — A 360 Short

Welcome to Da Nang — A 360 Short

He’s still look­ing at me, then what comes out of his mouth is some­thing I’ve nev­er heard from any­one in Viet­nam, young or old. It catch­es me off guard and I have no idea how to respond.     The Hai Van Pass A beau­ti­ful beach, out­side the city,...
Tomb of Tu Duc — Hue

Tomb of Tu Duc — Hue

Of all roy­al the tombs around Hue Tu Duc Tomb is my favorite. Some build­ings are restored while oth­er areas are in a state of arrest­ed decay keep­ing its ancient atmos­phere. Sit­u­at­ed in the midst of a pine for­est 6 km from the city, it’s a beau­ti­ful and...
Getting a Vietnam Embassy Visa

Getting a Vietnam Embassy Visa

Get­ting a Visa for Viet­nam, if you are fly­ing into the coun­try is fair­ly straight­for­ward, with lots of agen­cies to help you get a Visa on arrival. I’ve described the Viet­nam Visa on Arrival process here. How­ev­er, there is far less infor­ma­tion and no...
Getting a Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Getting a Vietnam Visa on Arrival

With so many agen­cies it can be over­whelm­ing try­ing to nav­i­gate the process of get­ting a Viet­nam Visa on Arrival (VOA). It is in fact, very straight­for­ward. This arti­cle will describe the steps nec­es­sary for get­ting a Viet­nam Visa on arrival if you are...
Dog Cafes, Cat Cafes, and Pet Cafes — Ho Chi Minh City

Dog Cafes, Cat Cafes, and Pet Cafes — Ho Chi Minh City

When the French brought cof­fee to Viet­nam in the 1800s I won­der if they ever thought a  “Drink­ing cof­fee with pets” sub-cul­ture.” would evolve. It’s a fas­ci­nat­ing side to Saigon that I quick­ly fell in love with. Here is an overview of the Cat Cafes, Dog...
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