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Mekong Delta Floating Market

Bartering From A Boat In The Mekong Delta

One of the most exciting and unique markets I’ve ever visited was the floating market in the Mekong Delta during my backpacking trip to Vietnam. In fact, Vietnam was our previous Destination of the Month. You can see the full itinerary of the month-long backpacking trip here.


Out of Vietnam With a Bang!

It’s the 31st December and the year is drawing to a close. It’s only appropriate that our current Destination of the Month: Vietnam, should also be finishing. Yes, I know that it was supposed to be Destination of the Month and we’ve been backpacking around Vietnam since October!

What to do in phu quoc

What to do in Phu Quoc

What to do in Phu Quoc? Well that’s an easy one: nothing. In Phu Quoc there is no need to do anything at all. Just enjoy. Sound like paradise? It is. Step into my flip flops because after all our exertions in the Mekong Delta we are ready to travel no further than the beach

InMyShoesTravel Mekong Delta Photo Tour

InMyShoesTravel Mekong Delta Photo Tour

After seeing so much in the Mekong Delta and discovering plenty, I thought it would be nice to share my favourite Mekong Delta photos with you. If you have already read some of my posts about the Mekong Delta, then you will be able to relate easily to the photos here.

Life in the Mekong Delta

Life in the Mekong Delta

Life in the Mekong Delta might seem charming and romantic to visitors who think about the simple boats making their way up and down the river, on which the people live, trade and basically exist. However, life in the Mekong Delta is, in reality, full of hardship, relative poverty and fear of that very waterway

Where to eat in can tho

Where to Eat in Can Tho: A Night to Remember

I cannot recommend a better place where to eat in Can Tho as the place I experienced… As we were so tired after our day on the Mekong, and as the town of Can Tho was flooded, we decided not to venture too far from the hotel for dinner so we just walked down to […]

mekong delta tour

Mekong Delta Tour: Value for Money Gastronomic Event or Two Days Solid of Commercial Stops?

In this post we will be examining the Mekong Delta tour that I took from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and we will decide whether a Mekong Delta tour is an amazing value for money gastronomic event or two solid days of commercial stops. As always, your thoughts and comments are always welcome…

reunification palace

Reunification Palace Saigon

The Reunification Palace, also known as the Independence Palace, is an important landmark in Saigon and is a worthy place to visit: it’s interesting, it’s well set up for tours, it’s easy to get to and it’s cheap. The Reunification Palace is steeped in history: A former presidential palace, it was the residence of the […]

mekong delta

Mekong Delta: Preparing for an Adventure

While we were in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) we booked an organised tour to the Mekong Delta. Yes, that is as exotic as it sounds! Options for Mekong Delta Tours: From Saigon there are different options for taking a tour into the Mekong Delta, depending on what you want to do there

backpacker district in saigon

Backpacker District in Saigon

I found myself trawling up and down the backpacker district in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) looking for accommodation on the morning that I arrived in the city. Let’s just say I was happy to leave Nha Trang and get on yet another sleeper train to Saigon.

Mud nha trang

Covered in Mud in Nha Trang!

My visit to Nha Trang’s famous Thap Ba Hot Springs was very well timed. The previous day I had had my iPhone stolen and I needed a way to de-stress. And a mud bath in Nha Trang is the perfect way to unwind. Just Toni and I went and we both thoroughly enjoyed it.

Long Thanh Gallery

Things to do in Nha Trang

Okay yeah, I know that many people visit Nha Trang just to go to Vietnam’s most important beach, but there are other people who are actually looking for things to do in Nha Trang. And guess what, I have a list: My Top Things to do in Nha Trang

nha trang beach

Nha Trang: The Beach

In this post, Nha Trang: The Beach, we will discover exactly why Nha Trang is the most famous and popular beach in Vietnam. Nha Trang Beach Nha Trang’s beach measures 6km in length, making it Vietnam’s longest stretch of sand. It is reputedly the most beautiful beach in Vietnam

Long Thanh Gallery

Long Thanh Gallery: A Worthwhile Visit in Nha Trang

Long Thanh Gallery is located in Nha Trang, a place that usually attracts Russian cash-flouting tourists and European beach bums who don’t have much interest in culture. Nha Trang I realise I might be a little biased in my opinion of Nha Trang due to my own personal experience

marble mountains

Marble Mountains

The Marble Mountains are definitely worth a visit from Hoi An. The Marble Mountains are five hills and each one is said to represent one of the five elements: earth, water, metal, wood and fire. The villages at the bottom of the Marble Mountains specialise in carving, selling and shipping sculptures made from the marble.