A day trip to Thay Pagoda

Working 6 days a week makes it a bit difficult to take trips anywhere in Vietnam that are more than a few hours drive. After looking at a map for attractions outside the city, I decided on Thay Pagoda. 1-1.5 hours outside of Hanoi by motorbike, I pulled into this sleepy town with limestone mountains shooting … Continue reading A day trip to Thay Pagoda

How to do the Perfume Pagoda without a tour, near Hanoi

Now that I have gotten settled in Vietnam with my friends, we've found ourselves with free time (and the motorbikes) to explore around Hanoi. For our first day trip we chose the Perfume Pagoda, about 60km south of the city, to check out. And after it all, I think we've learned most people who visit the … Continue reading How to do the Perfume Pagoda without a tour, near Hanoi