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Hoi An Roastery Cafe Review Hoi An

Best for: Vietnamese coffee, International coffee, cakes, lunch, solo coffee outings The beautiful lantern filled ancient town of Hoi An in Vietnam is somewhere that holds  a special place in my heart. It was a place that I had been desperate to visit for long time and when I went there on my solo travels in Asia Last year, I loved it even more than … Continue reading Hoi An Roastery Cafe Review Hoi An

Goc Ha Noi Review, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Goc Ha Noi in Ho Chi Minh City is a cafe that really stands out from the crowd. Located at the end of a little alleyway, stepping into this cozy Vietnamese tea room and coffee shop is like travelling back in time. Everything here is happily stuck in the past from the old photos on the wall, to the furnishings and the traditional tea and … Continue reading Goc Ha Noi Review, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Nola Cafe Review, Hanoi, Vietnam

Anyone that knows me will be aware that I am a huge coffee addict. I love going to cafes and taking the time to meet a friend or spend an hour by myself enjoying a coffee and slowing down. Having a coffee feels indulgent but not excessive, it adds structure to an empty day or reflection in a busy one, it picks you up, it … Continue reading Nola Cafe Review, Hanoi, Vietnam

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How To Order Coffee In Vietnam

Vietnam coffee guide: From Hanoi to Hue, How to order coffee like a pro in Vietnam (and where to get it from) Whenever people ask me what my favourite destination I’ve travelled to so far is, I struggle but I usually come to the same answer: Vietnam, and that’s mainly for the coffee. When I turned up to Hanoi in October as part of my … Continue reading How To Order Coffee In Vietnam

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Useful Things You Need To Know Before Travelling In Vietnam

Vietnam was a country that had been on my bucket list forever so when I decided to add in as part of my backpacking South East Asia Itinerary I couldn’t be more excited. I knew very little about the country or the culture when I turned up in Hanoi as part of my first solo backpacking trip.  Perhaps this was a little naive but I … Continue reading Useful Things You Need To Know Before Travelling In Vietnam

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Why Hoi An Is My Favourite Place Ever

When I was planning my Vietnam trip, Hoi An was the place I was looking forward to most. Everyone that had ever been to Vietnam had said it was their favourite city and I couldn’t wait to walk around the dreamy, lantern filled streets. Sadly,  I didn’t account for the typhoon that hit central Vietnam while I was there, which meant I had to go … Continue reading Why Hoi An Is My Favourite Place Ever

Life on a desert island: The ultimate Halong Bay experience

  I’m still half asleep as I blink open my eyes in the morning. It still feels like night but the sun is starting to rise and daylight is streaming in through the window. I check my watch. It’s 5:30, the time our guide said to wake up if we wanted to witness the most spectacular sunrise. Considering we’d all been sat around a campfire just … Continue reading Life on a desert island: The ultimate Halong Bay experience

My Homestay In Sapa, Vietnam

Thick strong Vietnamese coffee with sweet condensed milk is the first thing to welcome me to sapa. I’ve arrived on a gruelling and sleepless overnight bus journey from Hanoi up to this region of northern Vietnam, bordering China. It’s freezing up here when I arrive at 5 in the morning, and I’m left waiting outside for an hour waiting for my pick up to the … Continue reading My Homestay In Sapa, Vietnam

Quit your job and go to Hanoi

 First morning in Vietnam and I’m up way before my alarm. I’m exhausted from my late flight in the night before but my excitement to see a country I’ve been desperate to visit is far greater than my need for sleep. My hostel is calm and peaceful. I’m one of the first ones up and I enjoy a quiet breakfast and coffee and then I … Continue reading Quit your job and go to Hanoi