We review Calgary’s best Vietnamese restaurants for authenticity and taste. Our top-rated Vietnamese restaurants are Pho Mr. Q and Pho 99.
Which country is better to visit for first-time tourist: Vietnam or Cambodia? We summarize key differences and similarities between the two countries.
Some common sense safety tips to ensure you don’t get robbed or scammed and have an amazing time in Vietnam.
Top attractions in Nha Trang, plus reviews on hotels & resorts for different travel budgets: backpackers, families, and adventurers
Our personal experiences at four volunteer organizations working on profound issues: from human trafficking to animal rehabilitation
A comparison of current (Dec 2022) Covid-19 policies in Vietnam vs. China. In short, life has returned to normal in Vietnam, with no lockdowns.
You can still buy luxury goods in Vietnam for an affordable price, such as ornate vases, designer handbags, handmade shoes, original art, and more
From garment-manufacturing to bronze-casting to instrument-making, learn about 13 manufacturing and specialty craft-villages near Hanoi.
Holidays in Vietnam are challenging for tourists: everything shutsdown and gets overpriced. Avoid our mistakes and plan for these important dates.
Everything you need to know to use buses in Vietnam: from how to pay for metro-buses, scheduling, to doing research about long-haul sleeper buses.
Our favourite towns in Vietnam to live and work as digital nomads, including best cafes and co-working spaces to work, and leisure opportunities.
Vietnam is increasingly hiring foreigners to fuel its international growth. Here are the best websites for find jobs in Vietnam as an expat.
Our personal experience finding apartments in Vietnam for long-term says. We cover Facebook groups, Vietnamese classified ads, and more
Our top 10 favourite street-food dishes in Hanoi and where to go, plotted on an interactive map. From Spicy crepes to Phở to spring rolls.
Best neighbourhoods and websites-online to finding rentals as an expat in Hanoi, including cheap nomads and safety-first families
We asked expats living and working in Vietnam: “what were some things that you found surprising about Vietnam after living in country?”
A DIY tour of funky cafes in Hanoi with delicious exotic coffees, like yogurt coffee, coconut coffee, egg coffee and great things to see along the way.
Big Five studies show that Thai culture is more open and laid-back, while Vietnamese culture is more hard-working and more anxious.
Our personal ranking of the best things to do in Hanoi (that aren’t LAME): do a DIY street-food tour, check out the Museum of Ethnology, and more
Our guide to the important neighbourhoods of Hanoi, like the Old Quarter, West Lake, Kim Ma, and more. Where to live and what to see.