Saigon Skydeck Observatory // Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon Skydeck Observatory in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Vietnam

Saigon Skydeck is the place to go for a full 360 degree view of Hi Chi Minh City. When you’re in a city as big as HCMC, you really ought to see it from a high up vantage point.

It was so surreal standing nearly 50 floors up and looking out the giant glass windows completely encircling me, and no matter which direction I faced, I was not able to see the city limits. Ho Chi Minh City honestly seems to go on forever.  Continue reading

Categories: Asia, HCMC (Saigon), Vietnam
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Lunch on Hon Mong Tay (Fingernail Island)

LUNCH ON HON MONG TAY, AKA FINGERNAIL ISLAND - One of the most beautiful and remote islands in all of Vietnam, just a short boat ride from Phu Quoc Island (Part of the An Thoi Archipelago)

After the details were finalized, payment was taken, and our (non-English-speaking) local guide had returned from the nearby market, we were good to go.

He piled the 8 of us into his motor boat and set off for the first island: Hon Thom (aka Pineapple Island). This island is not far off from shore so we reached it quite quickly. It’s definitely the biggest in all the An Thoi Archipelago. So I wasn’t initially concerned that we weren’t pulling up to any of the beaches we passed. He was probably looking for a specific spot. But no. Continue reading

Categories: Asia, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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Island Hopping In The An Thoi Archipelago // Phu Quoc

Island Hopping In The An Thoi Archipelago - Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

If there’s one activity / excursion / day trip/ tour / whatever you want to call it, that you do during your time on Phu Quoc – make sure it’s this: island hopping in the An Thoi Archipelago.

We spent a week on Phu Quoc Island exploring some of the most beautiful beaches and stunning waters. We enjoyed every minute of it. Then, on our last day there, we hired a local man with a boat to take us around to some of the smaller, more remote islands south of An Thoi Town (known as the An Thoi Archipelago) and we were FLOORED. Pick-your-jaw-up-off-the-ground level of floored.  Continue reading

Categories: (Mis)Adventures, Asia, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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Hoi An Travel Guide

HOI AN TRAVEL GUIDE

This fairy-tale town is the most popular destination in central Vietnam. Those who visit either love it to pieces or think it’s a tourist trap that’s not worth visiting. Our Hoi An travel guide is made with the intention of showing you how to get the most out of your stay so you’re left with those warm fuzzy feelings of Hoi An. Not the bitter kind. Continue reading

Categories: Asia, Hoi An, Travel Guides, Vietnam
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Hiking The Marble Mountains In Da Nang

Hiking the Marble Mountains in Da Nang - A quick half day trip from Hoi An Vietnam

Not far back from the coast in Da Nang sits a cluster of 5 majestic hills made out of marble and limestone. And hiking the Marble Mountains is one of the coolest things you can do in the area. Oh. And it’ll cost you less than a dollar!  Continue reading

Categories: Asia, Da Nang, Vietnam
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