Huế: Tombs, Temples and the Imperial City

Following Hội An (here and here for previous posts), the next stop of our Tết holiday was Huế. The bus journey from Hội An to Huế was one to remember. For one, the seats were all deeply reclined - essentially everyone had their own bed. Ideal for an early morning bus! Being shorter than the…

Relaxing and Eating in Hội An and An Bang Beach

After a long night of Vietnamese new year celebrations, my second day in Hội An was a very chilled out affair. After a long lie, I headed out for some lunch at Hội An Roastery. Hội An Roastery prides itself on both the quality of their coffee and the ethical sourcing of their Vietnamese coffee…

Vietnamese New Year Celebrations Hội An Style

Chúc mừng năm mới! Vietnamese New Year, more commonly known as Tết, is Vietnam's most celebrated holiday. In Vietnam it is equivalent to major religious celebrations, such as Christmas, Eid or Hannukah, in other parts of the world. Similar to China, the new year in Vietnam is the lunar new year. This year Tết fell…