We liked both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, but we found that Ho Chi Minh had more of a party vibe, and Hanoi was more chill and relaxed. We also found that there was a lot more variety of things going on in Hanoi on the weekends for local and tourist entertainment.
We tried a lot of delicious food while in Hanoi, but here’s some of our favourite ones that we recommend everyone try at least once!
When we travel, we love to try out as much local food as we can. We try to find a good mix of local places and places that have decent seating and friendly faces. Here’s our four favourite food markets to eat in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
One of our favourite food markets in Ho Chi Minh with a great mix of comfort, variety of food, air-conditioning, and WiFi. Asiana Food Town was a great place to work and chill out during the hot Vietnam days.
We met a lot of nice people in Vietnam, but like everywhere, there are regular scams that some locals try on many tourists. Here are a few that we came across.
Want to know where you can get probably the world’s cheapest beer? We found a place in Hanoi where we could get two beers for under $1!! It’s called bia hoi, and is probably also the world’s freshest and fastest brewed beer.
The Mid-Autumn Festival revolves around the moon, so it’s only natural that mooncakes would be a thing! They originated in China, but in Vietnam these cakes are called Banh Trung Thu, which means mid-autumn cake.
We discovered this little gem of a cafe by accident. Its name is Conifer Four Seasons Book Cafe and Fast Food. Aside from being such a unique and refreshing place, it’s got fast wifi, a large variety of food, including vegetarian options, and is a great space for the digital nomad who prefers chilled out […]
These are our top 10 favourite foods we found in Ho Chi Minh for under $5. Not all are authentic Vietnamese foods, but they were all definitely mouth wateringly delicious.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a huge holiday in Vietnam. It’s also known as the Moon Festival, the Harvest Moon Festival and the Children’s Festival. Each year the festival is held on a different date because it is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calender. This year it fell on […]