Hanoi Train street coffee – how to get there

Apr 7, 2023

🚉 Train street is a narrow railway track running through the densely populated residential area in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam. It has become a popular tourist attraction. However, in recent years, due to safety concerns, the local authorities have restricted access to certain parts of the street. 🏡 It’s not just about the moment the train passing by, the local life around here is interesting and the area itself has its own charm. Make… read more

Where are the best local street food in Hanoi Old Quarter?

Apr 2, 2023

Update: Apr 2023 Hanoi – Heaven of street foods ranging from the snacks to main dishes that get you full up all night or sweet deserts for desert lovers. Everyone can find their favorite when strolling around Hanoi’s Old quarter. All the best street food are being sold here and you can’t try it all in one day I’m sure of this since there are too many good things to choose from. Let’s see some of… read more

Top 5 Restaurants for fine dining in Hanoi Old Quarter

Apr 1, 2023

It’s sure that siting in a low plastic stools and enjoying street food of Hanoi is fun and amusing. However, if you want a dinner or lunch in a great restaurant serving Vietnamese authentic food or the fusion of Vietnamese to some other countries’ influence in cozy, pretty ambiance, we have the list of those restaurants for you to select. Each one below is unique and a little bit “wild”, but for sure, it’s all delicious…. read more

Best local desserts and sweet treats in Hanoi Old Quarter

Mar 31, 2023

Hanoi is famous for its wide range of traditional desserts especially desserts making from beans such as: red bean, black bean, white bean, green bean, soya, lotus bean… In Vietnam, Coffee’s also considered a dessert drink. You will usually get invitations for a coffee after breakfast or lunch but not dinner cause sleepless issue. Coffee (Ca Phe) Traditional Coffee – Phin Coffee: Phin coffee is a popular coffee brewing method in Vietnam. It involves using a small metal filter… read more


Mar 13, 2023

Beside Vietnam, Thailand is renowned for its food among countries in South East Asia. Explore what’s best in Thai cuisine, and go beyond to the truly local and authentic food of our favorite destination of Thailand. Explore what’s best traditional food in Hue – Vietnam Find out the most loved street food in Saigon – Vietnam 1. Tom yum goong – Spicy shrimp soup This well-known soup, which comes from the country’s central region, can awake… read more

5 best Halong Bay cruises 2023

Feb 10, 2023

Halong Bay is an incredible landscape. A trip to Vietnam will not be completed without spending your time to explore around here. However, looking for the best cruise in Halong Bay might be confusing and overwhelming by the countless options out there. ALO Travel Asia has recently reviewed all of them. We’ve narrowed down to five cruises that we recommend, which are picked based on their itineraries, price and experience. Now, let’s dive in our list… read more

Vietnamese Street Food – What are the best dishes in Saigon?

Jan 10, 2023

What are the most popular Vietnamese Street Food in Saigon and where to find them? In this blog, you may find 05 popular Street food dishes in Vietnam’s most bustling city.  Food plays a big part in Vietnamese culture. In fact, almost every aspect of social and family life revolves around either producing or sharing a tasty meal from North to South. Especially is street food in Saigon. Here are 05 Vietnamese Street food that will give… read more

Currency in Vietnam

Jan 3, 2023

In preparation for your first visit to Vietnam, let’s learn about the local currency and payment system so that you can enjoy your holiday in Vietnam even more. Here’s a quick guide about currency for Vietnam travelers. Vietnamese currency The local currency is the dong (abbreviated “d” or VND). Bank notes are 500 / 1,000 / 2,000 / 5,000 / 10,000 / 20,000 / 50,000 / 100,000 / and 500,000 VND.  The exchange rate (December 2022)… read more

Weather in Vietnam

Jan 3, 2023

With a coastline of more than 3,000 km from North to South, the Vietnamese climate varies greatly over the 15 degrees of latitude. The country has a much-diversified weather and climate, so visitors can travel to Vietnam all year. You can soak up the sun on the beaches in the Central and South and enjoy chilly cold air in the northern mountains at the same time. North Vietnam (Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Sapa) This region… read more


Mar 11, 2020

Hue was the capital of Vietnam for nearly 150 years during feudal times (1802 – 1945).  The long history of royal lifestyle and custom made Hue cuisine inevitably the most refined of all among Vietnamese culinary traditions. The Hue traditional food reflects well the elegance and courtesy of Hue people. First-time travelers to Hue? Check out here our list of top Hue traditional dishes that everyone should try at least once when they visit Hue. List… read more

HERITAGE LINE | JANUARY NEWS – “Anouvong Meets the Mekong River”

Feb 12, 2020

Anouvong is Heritage Line’s premier luxury vessel sailing the mighty Mekong River in Laos. This rarely-traveled stretch of the Mekong features outstanding riverscapes, charming remote local villages, and a deep spirituality permeating through all facets of Laotian life. While meandering along one of the world’s most spectacular waterways, this majestic vessel boasts traditional Laotian artistry paired with French-colonial elegance among its 10 onboard staterooms and suites. The maiden voyage is on 29 September 2020, and for a limited… read more

Thailand Destination | Phrae – The City of Teak Mansion

Feb 12, 2020

Phrae which is another tourism town, is a charming province and the gate to the north of Thailand, worthy of visiting and contains a lot of stories. Phrae was once an independent city-state. It’s also known as many names, for example, Phol Nakhon, Wiang Kosai, etc. There isn’t certain history that can exactly tell how the province was established but was recognized as the city of golden teak wood in Thailand. However, there are many pieces of… read more