Vietnam Sights – Hoan Kiem Lake and Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

In Vietnam by Jaclynn Seah0 Comments

Monday morning! It’s hard to work when you’ve just settled taking your annual leave for an impending holiday (more on that soon!) Meanwhile, there’s lots to catch up on the last Vietnam trip… let’s start off as my journey did, with Hanoi:   HANOI I arrived in Hanoi and had about a day or so to spend before heading off to Ha Long Bay, Hue and Hoi An. I would return to Hanoi again at the end of the trip. I didn’t do very much in Hanoi when I first arrived, mostly wander around the city centre by myself or …

Vietnam Shopping

In Shop, Vietnam by Jaclynn Seah0 Comments

Considering how much shopping I did on my Seoul trip, I didn’t actually buy very much in comparison while I was in Vietnam. Granted the Singapore dollar is quite a lot stronger than the Vietnamese Dong, but I felt that there wasn’t really that much to buy. I did buy back lots of traditional Vietnamese coffee for family and friends… (Yes, Kopi Luwak is the fancy Civet-Cat dropping coffee, which is very popular and supposed to be very good.)   And I did manage a pair of cute black-and-white polka dotted flat shoes for US$3 at Dong Xuan Weekend Night …

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Weekend Wanderlusting: Hanoi

In Vietnam by Jaclynn Seah0 Comments

This trip has been on hold for so long (since postponing it in May), that it’s only really just hit me that I’m headed off to Hanoi next weekend! I’ve taken the necessary leave and gloated accordingly to the colleagues about my impending leave, but I’ve only just realized that I need to do all the nitty gritty now, like change money and pack my bags etc… I’M HEADED TO… Hanoi, Vietnam Been a bit concerned about the weather of late, what with the flooding and all happening nearby in Thailand and Myanmar. It’s supposed to be cooler and dryer …

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Hello Hanoi!

In Vietnam by Jaclynn Seah0 Comments

Well dear Occasional Travellers, I’ve booked my plane tix, and I’m all set on my first ever solo-from-start-to-end trip in May to… Hanoi, Vietnam! If anyone has any tips, please do feel free to share them here! I’ll be there for a week and am looking to stay in Hanoi awhile and visit the picturesque Ha Long Bay (see above!). I’m also considering heading to Da Nang/Hue/Hoi An (maybe one, maybe all? 7 days isn’t that much time!), so any tips would be much appreciated! Also, any weather tips? General research says it’ll be like Singapore’s, hot and wet (but …