Fallen Trees and Rainbow – What it’s like to navigate a tropical storm on a scooter … More Fallen Trees and Rainbow – What it’s like to navigate a tropical storm
Banh Mi gains so much popularity inside and outside of Vietnam lately. It’s been always a favorite for local and expats in Vietnam, for breakfast, lunch and dinner alike. Recently, thanks to the availability of shops with English menus, this fusion food is taking Hanoi by storm. … More Banh Mi – Vietnamese Baguette Sandwich
Our Toshl app flashes a glaring red number on our phone screen: we were over our budget this month by $200, which comes from one item: Health Check. It’s something we planned for, now that we live in Vietnam long enough to know the true cost here. However, it’s definitely a good turning point to look at how much health care can cost in Vietnam. … More Healthcare in Vietnam – Cheap or Expensive?
D’Alice is a coffee shop that is designed with an Alice-in-Wonderland theme, serving up French pastries of all sorts. While the drinks and food are quite a treat, most visitors spend the majority of their time here taking pictures of everything, even the bathroom door! It is the only coffee shop I know that take … More D’Alice: Alice-themed Coffee Shop in Hanoi
I used to know of unagi, or Japanese eels before, but Vietnamese eels are also just as delicious. One of the many dishes they have here is eel noodles (mien luon), which I can only describe as a hearty, delicious novelty. … More Hanoi Street Food: Eel Noodles
Vietnamese coffee is one of the most iconic drink in Vietnam. But have you heard of “Egg Coffee”? Most visitors don’t even know what to expect from the name, but egg coffee or “cafe trung” is quite a pleasant surprise. … More Egg Coffee at Cafe Giang Hanoi: Pleasant twist to the famous Vietnamese Coffee
For the Vietnam Lunar New Year 2015, there will be fireworks display to celebrate. Hanoi will hold 30 fireworks displays throughout the cities, including 5 major points. … More Vietnamese New Year Festival: Where to see Fireworks in Hanoi
Tet, or Vietnamese Lunar New Year, is without a doubt the most important holiday in Vietnam. Tet to Vietnamese is like Thanksgiving to Americans. It’s time to celebrate with families, usually with so much food and drink. No one should have to work. Instead, they spend time visiting those who are important in their lives. … More Is visiting Vietnam during Lunar New Year a good idea?
Last weekend, we visited one of our favorite street food spot in Hanoi: Ta Hien street. If there is an ultimate Hanoi street food tour, this should be one of the first thing on the itinerary. About Ta Hien – the street food and cheap beer paradise Ta Hien is known as a “pho tay”, or foreigner/backpacker … More Hanoi eats: Explore Hanoi Street Food on Ta Hien street
In the two years in Vietnam, we always seek out and shop at 3 or 4 super markets close to each apartment we lived in. The reason is depending on our route, one store may be closer than others. Sometimes one store may have a sale on items we need. Most likely, it’s because not every … More Only in a Vietnamese super market