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Life in Da Nang

Da Nang Fresco Village

I’ve written before about the Tam Ky Art Village, which was a collaborative project between artists in Korea and Vietnam. I still believe Tam Ky is worth a visit; I took my brother and cousin there last year. Besides visiting the art village and the biggest statue in Vietnam, you Read more…

son tra peninsula
Life in Da Nang

Son Tra Peninsula

Going for a drive around Son Tra Peninsula is one of the coolest and most underrated activities to do while here in Da Nang. There’s so much to see, and it’s all stunningly beautiful, especially if the weather is nice. So find a free afternoon, fill up that gas tank Read more…

Tam Thanh art village
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Tam Thanh Mural Village

Tam Thanh Mural Village Just outside of Tam Ky, in Quang Nam province, is poor fishing village called Tam Thanh. It’s small. If I had to guess, I’d say maybe 100 houses. There’s one restaurant, a seafood place that’s open at night. The nearest market is in the next village over. Read more…

da nang tourist tips
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Da Nang Tourist Tips

Da Nang Tourist Tips We’ve all heard the standard tourist tips: Make sure you barter, don’t make yourself a target by walking around with a huge map, drink enough water. But here’s a few Da Nang tourist tips you might not know. Choose the Best Taxi There are two big taxi Read more…

Hue Festival 2016
Life in Da Nang

Hue Festival 2016

The Hue Festival takes places every two years and is a celebration of Hue culture. It features traditional music, dancing and an Ao Dai (the Vietnamese traditional dress, now reserved for weddings, teachers and flight attendants) fashion show. I went six years ago and while it was pretty cool, I Read more…

taco ngon guest chef
Life in Da Nang

Taco Ngon Guest Chef

In an earlier post, I wrote about the amazing fusion taco shop called Taco Ngon. Aside from making awesome tacos, one of the most impressive things about this shop is that the owner, Elin, churns out a new flavor every week for Taco Tuesday. Creations have ranged from kimchi beef Read more…

da nang food tour
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Da Nang Seafood

Da Nang seafood is the best in Vietnam. There, I said it. It might be true, it might not be, but I really want to believe it, because I really love the seafood here. Eating Da Nang Seafood In an earlier post, I gave some tips for ordering seafood in Da Read more…

da nang coffee taste test
Food in Da Nang

Da Nang Coffee Taste Test

Coffee in Da Nang is cheap; in a regular, no-frills coffee shop, expect to pay around 10,000 VND (about 50 cents) for a cup. Other places may charge a bit more, but you’re essentially paying for the location/ambiance, which is fine. 25K (you can do the math) is not uncommon. Read more…

Vietnamese accents
Life in Da Nang

Guide to Vietnamese Accents

One of the most interesting and sometimes very frustrating things about the Vietnamese language is all the different Vietnamese accents. People in the north speak differently from people in the south, who don’t sound anything like people from Central Vietnam. Even in Da Nang, you can tell which side of Read more…

Life in Da Nang

Da Nang Drinking Culture

In Da Nang, eating food is inevitably accompanied by drinking beer. While Vietnam is home to some of the world’s most steadfast drinkers, Da Nang outperforms either Saigon or Hanoi when it comes to beer consumption. Unlike Saigon, Da Nang people start early, and unlike Hanoi, they finish late. If you Read more…