VIETNAM

Vietnam is rich in culture and street food. Admittedly, I wasn’t too big a fan of Vietnamese food before our trip but I am now. It has some of the best street food we’ve encountered on our travels, and for cheap too! Some of our best memories in Vietnam entail eating delicious food on the street and washing it all down with ice-cold bottles of local beer.

The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Saigon's pulsating nightlife didn't appeal to us. What we did find appealing, was the city's vibrant street food culture that exceeded every other destination we had visited in Vietnam. Despite spending little more than two full days in Ho Chi Minh City, we left with some of the most memorable dining experiences from our trip.
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Take a Stroll in and around Hanoi’s Old Quarter in Vietnam

Take a Stroll in and around Hanoi’s Old Quarter in Vietnam

Most buildings in Hanoi have seen better days but if you look past their weathered exterior, you'll find a Southeast Asian city with its own unique story. Obscured by power lines are French windows, decorative ironwork, and vernacular shophouses that narrate Hanoi's rich history. It's an interesting story, if you have time to read the clues.
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The Ultimate Vietnamese Food Guide: What to Eat in Vietnam (and Where to Try Them)

The Ultimate Vietnamese Food Guide: What to Eat in Vietnam (and Where to Try Them)

If I were to use one word to describe Vietnamese food, it would be "balance". Balance is important in all types of cuisine but it seems to be of particular importance in Vietnamese cooking. Vietnamese cuisine aims to strike a balance in different aspects of its food like taste, nutrients, and presentation, and it does so by paying attention to five elements per aspect.
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