Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam

What to do in Can Gio for a one-day trip?

Cần Giờ is a coastal district of Ho Chi Minh city, 50 km (32 miles) form the city center. Can Gio tourism is famous for its intact mangroves and pristine beaches without many rather-touristy services. Also, the seafood here is cheaper than in Vung Tau (a more popular beach near Ho Chi Minh city). Though the sea is not crystal blue due to the water outflux from mangrove but not too bad to jump in. Ideal for a one-day getaway weekend!

Things to do in Can Gio island - Ho Chi Minh city
Things to do in Can Gio island – Ho Chi Minh city

In the article: How to get Can Gio | Attractions | Hotels | Day trip itinerary | Combine travelling Vung Tau 

20 famous specialties for under $2 in Vietnam

With just $2 (~42,000 VND), what specialties can you enjoy in Vietnam? A LOT! Vietnam’s food is cheap, if not very cheap. $2 can buy you scores of amazing local food. Here is a list of under-two-dollar food you can find in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh city – 3 in the 5 biggest cities of Vietnam. 

Famous specialties of Vietnam that you can buy for $2
20 famous specialties for under $2 in Vietnam

Differences in coffee cultures of Hanoi, Hue and Saigon

I love coffee, which i have to drink 2 cups, in morning and evening, everyday to work effectively. Majority of vietnamese also like coffee but their ways of enjoying aren’t same. From my trips in 3 regions of Vietnam, i saw very big differences in coffee cultures

To compare the differences, i will take 3 cities, 3 centers of culture in Vietnam: Hanoi, Hue and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city). Coffee cultures of Hanoi and Hue are quite same so i could easily adapt. However, Saigon is too different, i even got shocked when saw them “enjoying”. 

The differences in coffee cultures of Vietnam
The differences in coffee cultures of Vietnam

Coffee culture of Hue people

Coffee culture of Hue can be described in 3 words: concentrated, subtle and slow, like their personality. Because there’re not many amusement parks while too much free time, so they can enjoy coffee at anytime of the day. In the hot summer, you will see the cafes along Huong river are always crowded.