Cash, Credit Card or Traveler Cheques?

As in many parts of the world, the US dollar is king in Asia and dollars can be changed just about anywhere. In Vietnam dollars also accepted for direct payment in hotels, restaurants, and shops. Some other currencies including Euros, GBP, Australian dollars… can also be changed in the major cities (Hanoi, Da Nang, Nha[…]

Hanoi Old Quarter Dong Xuan Market


Vietnam is one of the safest countries for traveling. However, you should take great care with your personal possessions, especially when you are in big cities such as Ho Chi Minh city, Nha Trang or Hanoi, where there has been an increase in bag snatches. Leave all your valuables, documents, credit cards, etc. at hotel,[…]

What to buy?

Vietnam is a great place for shoppers. Maybe not the greatest selection of everything under the sun, but certainly some of the best bargain prices you will find anywhere in the world. If you are in need of a new summer wardrobe head to Hoi An in central Vietnam. The town is teeming with tailors[…]