The Little Things – Vietnamese Iced Coffee

It’s the little things that make all the difference in life. A smile from a cute girl, getting the extra legroom of an emergency exit seat on a plane or, being able to wake up each hot, humid day in Vietnam to a devilishly good iced coffee. That (above) little cup of black gold has made my stay in the at times painfully frustrating Vietnam … Continue reading The Little Things – Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Heaven & Earth Bicycle Tour in Hoi An

I’ve already talked about one bad experience with a tour in Vietnam, so now it’s time to talk about a great one. The suit making process takes a few days for all of the fittings and adjustments that may be needed. To fill one such a day we decided to join the Heaven & Earth bicycle tour around some of less frequented areas of Hoi … Continue reading Heaven & Earth Bicycle Tour in Hoi An

Getting clothes made in Hoi An

Hoi An has a rich history the in silk trade which has since been relocated to bigger ports leaving a charming and well preserved town behind. Today, the town is renown for getting virtually any item of clothing made in a day or two in one of the hundreds of tailor shops. The problem one encounters when setting out on their first day of tailor-hunting … Continue reading Getting clothes made in Hoi An

My Problem With Package Tours – The Mekong Delta

The copycat nature of Vietnamese businesses which I touched on previously is not limited to just tangible goods such as clothing and food, as even travel agents follow suit. Even to the point where popular travel websites have topics to help travelers navigate through the scammers and copycats to find, for example, “The REAL Easyriders”. My first experience with this was during our 2D/1N Mekong … Continue reading My Problem With Package Tours – The Mekong Delta