Visiting the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi

We ended up having an extra day in Hanoi before our overnight train trip to Da'Nang (we returned to Hanoi after Halong Bay in the afternoon and technically could have caught the train that night but we knew the kids would be desperate for a swim so we decided to stay another night). I had read about [...]

By | 2019-01-08T20:36:17+11:00 January 8th, 2019|Categories: Vietnam|0 Comments

Review of Marble Mountain – Da’Nang

Oh my goodness – the Marble Mountains in Da’Nang were so crazy busy! They are a cluster of five hills made from limestone and marble with caves and tunnels to explore. The Marble Mountains are surrounded by businesses specialising in stone and marble cutting and sculpturing. You don’t need to go on an organised tour to [...]

By | 2018-09-24T10:43:43+10:00 September 24th, 2018|Categories: Vietnam|0 Comments

Review of our Heaven and Earth Bicycle Tour

We stayed in Hoi An for a full week as we knew we wanted to soak up the atmosphere and explore in more depth than we could in just a couple of days. We were on the look out for a bike tour around the countryside. There are a couple of tour companies offering bike tours [...]

By | 2018-07-29T11:35:54+10:00 July 29th, 2018|Categories: Vietnam|0 Comments

Review of Botanic Garden Homestay, Hoi An

We had a week in Hoi An at the end of our Cambodia and Vietnam trip and I wasn’t sure if we should stay in the Old Town, close to the beach or in the middle of both – all have pro’s and con’s and it’s really a personal preference. I researched lots of different accommodation options even [...]

By | 2018-07-14T14:53:28+10:00 July 14th, 2018|Categories: Vietnam|Comments Off on Review of Botanic Garden Homestay, Hoi An

Catching the overnight train from Hanoi to Da Nang

If you know your travel dates for your overnight train trip from Hanoi to Da'Nang, we recommend booking your tickets in advance online. I'd recommend using 12GO ASIA. The site is easy to navigate and easy to purchase tickets.    Happy with our cabin! To be honest, it took months of researching beforehand as [...]

By | 2019-07-26T15:06:53+10:00 May 11th, 2018|Categories: Vietnam|6 Comments

Yes, you do need to go on a Halong Bay cruise with kids

Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was another bucket list destination we ticked off on our Vietnam and Cambodia trip (together with Angkor Wat!). Should you go on a Halong Bay Vietnam cruise with kids? Well, we knew this was a no-brainier destination whilst in Vietnam and we just had to make it work [...]

By | 2018-02-11T20:06:33+11:00 February 11th, 2018|Categories: Vietnam|4 Comments

Vietnam Overview – Family Travel Blog

Oh Vietnam - how I wish I loved you as much as I was hoping. Well that's probably a bit harsh, I did love so much about Vietnam but there were a few little things that I just did not love! There is lots of information available about travelling with kids to Vietnam and it has [...]

By | 2019-04-01T20:34:50+11:00 November 5th, 2017|Categories: Vietnam|10 Comments

How to arrange your VISA for Vietnam – Family Travel Blog

Getting our heads around the best way to arrange our VISA for Vietnam took a few hours! We were warned by various people that it is tedious and there are many scam companies out there claiming to offer a VISA service (and if you google arranging a VISA for Vietnam there are so many companies offering [...]

By | 2017-12-21T15:58:25+11:00 November 5th, 2017|Categories: Vietnam|2 Comments

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