Vietnam | General points James Eade | 06 Nov 2019

 General points on Vietnam: 

HCM/ Saigon

  • From airport take bus 152 to city centre - central bus station close to Bui Vien which is where many of the hostels and bars are.
  • Stayed Prei Nikor hostel - small but clean and very helpful
  • Great local eat - Bep Me In, address: 136/9 le thanh tom. Its near Prei Nikor hostel.
  • Visit War Remnants musuem - quite harrowing with graphic photographs of the American War. Suspect you would feel a bit bashed if US citizen. 
  • Taxi - use Vinusan.
  • Bus. Use FUTA lines. I took overnight bus to Da Lat. Night bus have sleeper beds with wifi, charging points etc. 
  • When crossing street just walk slowly, do not run. The traffic will go around you.    

Da Lat - Good for adventrure sports. Cafe An good for breakfast. Try Green Horizon for cycling tours. 

Hoi An

  • Stay BackHome Hostel
  • Good for getting suits, jackets and clothes made.
  • Loads of restaurants & bars.
  • Hoi An to Hue on motorbike but safer to go on back local biker organised by tour company. Adventure Motorbike is a good company.
  • Na Trang is full of Russians. Nice restaurants but little else.  


Less happening than Hoi An. Visit Imperial Palace. Sleeper or day traiun to Hanoi. Train has advantage of taking you right into centre whereas bus staion 9 km out of capital in suburbs.  


  • Central Backpackers in good location 
  • Puku sports bar excellent for watching footy, rugby etc 

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