I love Vietnam! I spent more than two months there and would go back immediately. The country is super beautiful and not yet as touristy as, for instance, Thailand, and I adore Vietnamese Iced Coffee (cà phê đá). On top of that Vietnamese people are super nice and the food is amazing (super healthy with lots of fish and veggies). Well, and I love the climate in South Vietnam (hot and relatively humid). During the months in Vietnam I spent lots of time in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and travelled to Phu Quoc, Mui Ne, Vung Tau, Hue, Hoi An, Halong Bay, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Hanoi and did some other little trips here and there.

Crusing in Vietnam

Phu Quoc Beach Vietnam

Next time I visit Vietnam I want to explore more of the north of the country, especially Sa Pa. Would love to do a little motorcycle tour north of Hanoi to explore more places (but for this I would need to have my driver’s license first..). Also I am planning to go a bit more to the countryside, off the beaten path ♡ Oh and what I also like a lot about Vietnam is that it is quite a safe country. There is barely any violent crime, so you don’t have to be as super cautious as in a few other developing countries. Helps a lot if you just want a nice beach holiday to relax.

Halong Bay Vietnm

We took so many photos and videos while we were in Vietnam and I still haven’t managed to go through all. Also there are still so many trips and travel hacks that I haven’t written up. So soon the little guides below will get more crowded and I will also add more Vietnam travel itineraries. If you have any questions, just post them in the comments section and I will try to answer.  And now, just click on the photos below of the places and topics you’d like to know more about. Happy Vietnam trip planning ♡

Where to Travel in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Traffic in Vietnam 5What do visit in hue, vietnam

the typical vietnamese restaurant


Cafes in Hanoi
Vietnam Phu Quoc Travel Tips
Vung Tau Vietnam Where to Go Day trip from saigon vietnamDa Nang Vietnam Reisetips

Vietnamese Coffee


  1. November 24, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    Vietnam is indeed a magnificent country, and few months are simply not enough to explore it! I loved your bite-sized stories, they transferred me to this beautiful country for a moment. For me the main magnet of Vietnam is its food though – to enjoy it all even a few years might not be enough though ;)

  2. November 25, 2016 / 8:59 am

    Vietnam is on my bucket list but with no particular city in mind, I’d like to explore the country in a wider way than focusing only on Saigon, for example. A road trip would be nice too, from north to south or vice-versa, but could be hard to handle. For sure I appreciated your tips, I’ll keep those in mind when I’ll finally be able to land in that country!

  3. November 25, 2016 / 10:21 am

    Omg you have got the same experience of me!! Amazing Vietnam and I am thinking my friend that right now is travelling from North to South in Vietnam!! My best place?!?! Hoi An! Wonderful city, great food, nice people around it… wow I miss this place! Thanks for sharing your tips, I will follow you!! :-D

    • Karateandcaviar
      November 25, 2016 / 11:28 am

      Yes, Hoi An is lots of fun. Could do the whole trip again immediately:)

  4. November 26, 2016 / 7:05 am

    I will have to check out your guides. Not sure when I’ll make it that way, but I’ve heard good things, and it sounds like you’ve really enjoyed your time there.

  5. November 26, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    A good comprehensive guide for Vietnam.
    I hope I too can explore the same detailed manner in which you have!

  6. November 27, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Vietnam is truly a beautiful place and it looks like you’ve seen a lot of it – theres something here for any traveller, whatever they like to do/see the most

  7. November 27, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Vietnam is truly a beautiful place and it looks like you’ve seen a lot of it – theres something here for any traveller, whatever they like to do/see the most

  8. November 27, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    Vietnams sounds like an amazing place for a beach holiday as well as a city holuday. Thanks for the travel tips and guides. A motorbike trip in Vietnam sounds incredible.

  9. November 27, 2016 / 6:51 pm

    I love how you are different and have a page with an engaging description of your experiences and then let readers enjoy what they wish to seek more of with your guide options. Very unique. We definitely have Vietnam high on our list! Thanks for the informative guides!

  10. November 29, 2016 / 5:50 am

    Just yesterday a friend was suggesting that we should plan a backpacking trip to Vietnam. And then I stumbled upon this guide. I am sharing this guide with him. Hope we fly there soon.

  11. November 29, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    I have spent 2 weeks in Vietnam (the maximum I could on my visa) and loved every second of it. Back then, in 2011, it was much less touristy that it is now and I had some amazing experiences getting to know the locals. I would happily go back, it is such a beautiful country.

  12. November 29, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    It really look stunning. Asia is one of the continents that we still have to visit one day. Who knows, maybe your advice will increase the likely hood of us visiting Vietnam :)

  13. November 29, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    I love Vietnam too :-) Last year I spend there a month and I even get married there! It was such a wonderful journey:-) Thanks for a great story, you brought my memories back!

  14. November 29, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Vietnam has been in my list for ages but hasn’t materalized yet. Thanks for putting everything together in one page. And the first image of halong bay is an epic one. These are the kind of things that compells someone to make impromptu plans.

  15. November 30, 2016 / 5:54 am

    Ah, your pics are eeppiicc! I’ve been all over SEA, but sadly haven’t quite made it to Vietnam yet. I’m trying to get my bf to take two weeks off to go in March, I really want to do a motorbike loop…but we’ll see. I tend to make really ambitious travel plans and then wind up staying in a random town in Thailand for a month doing nothing with my life. <3
    I'm excited for your upcoming travel hacks too!

  16. November 30, 2016 / 10:53 am

    I can’t wait to visit Vietnam. I’ll be saving this page for the guides when I am finally able to start planning that trip and I passed it along to a friend who is visiting in about 2 weeks. Looks like you did a lot during your time there. I’m glad you could get out and really explore the country.

  17. December 2, 2016 / 5:55 pm

    Vietnam is a lovely country…and the people are so warm and friendly. I loved Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An and HCMC, but I have to say, Hue was one place I really didn’t enjoy. Then again, maybe we didn’t do it right! I’d love to go back and explore the beaches. Lovely photos!

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