How to prepare your trip to Hanoi | Outlanderly

Wow, you’re going to Hanoi! I’m excited for you! Glad you decided to visit one of Vietnam’s most charming cities. Hanoi stands as a favorite destination among backpackers for being a budget friendly destination, and the first port of entry into Vietnam. It’s an interesting city with a lot to offer. So much so that it…

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Where to Celebrate Halloween 2018 in Vietnam | Outlanderly

Once again, Halloween has snuck up on us. The spooky day falls on Wednesday, October 31 this year, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll miss it. Like most places in the world, Halloween is celebrated, including Vietnam. While Halloween isn’t an official holiday in Vietnam, bigger cities, especially in Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi are a hit…

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Discovering Hue’s Imperial City I Outlanderly

Poetic, dreamy and romantic are some of the words people use to describe Hue, the final imperial capital of Vietnam under Nguyen dynasty (from the 17th to 19th century). The old Citadel is the life of Hue, the defining feature of this quaint city. Filled with beautiful monuments, impressive architecture, and is especially well-known for its…

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First Time to Kruger National Park | Outlanderly

South Africa hasn’t always been on my bucket list to travel. Mind you being based in Taiwan, it’s easy to bump into the South African Expat community. Their Barbecue rituals and endless conversations about their wonderful country gradually stirred curiosity in me led me to explore their native land. We arrived in Johannesburg early in…

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Hoi An – Vietnam’s Most Charming Town | Outlanderly

Darkness fell when I arrived in Vietnam’s Lantern City, Hoi An. Riding a rickety bicycle I rented from my hotel I headed to Hoi An’s downtown area for the very first time. I smiled with excitement as I was finally here to see what the hype was all about. My eyes looked in every direction seeing…

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