10 things to know about Vietnam

Bargain, bargain, bargain – Everything apart from food in a restaurant in Vietnam can be bargained down at least 50%. Don’t be afraid to haggle! Check the weather – The weather changes quickly in Vietnam (like in Ireland), so research the expected temperatures for the areas you will travel to. For cold and rainy seasons, […]

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2-Week Itinerary for Vietnam

This article first appeared on ITTN.ie: https://www.ittn.ie/news/laineys-adventures-a-two-week-itinerary-in-vietnam/  You’ve either made the decision or are thinking about heading to Vietnam for two weeks. But taking out your smartphone and searching “what to do in Vietnam” can be a bit daunting. There are endless places and things to see and it’s hard to construct a compact itinerary based […]

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Price Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

When you go on a holiday to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), you will quickly realise there are ‘tourist prices’ and ‘local prices’. As a tourist you will stick out like a sore thumb and, guaranteed, you will be charged at least four times more than if you were a local. It’s impossible to not get […]

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2-Day Itinerary for Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

This article was first published on the website for Irish Travel Trade News. Original link: https://www.ittn.ie/news/laineys-adventures-48-hours-in-ho-chi-minh-city-vietnam Once you land in Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon), you are instantly thrust into a no-frills Southeast Asian experience. Taxi drivers bombard you at the airport, the heat and humidity can be overpowering, and lingering smells of burning […]

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Finding Peace in Da Nang

The past few weeks have been eye-opening. I guess you could say I’ve stumbled across an amazing place where I can imagine myself living in whilst working remotely and being verrrrrry happy. This place is called Da Nang and its in central Vietnam. It’s a small city, with lush mountains surrounding it, lined by a […]

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