hoi an by night 2018

Visiting Hoi An, Vietnam in 2018

Nestled on the banks of the Thu Bon River, 30km south of Danang, is the ancient town of Hoi An. A small town with a rich history, and one that people flock to in droves. Despite having a population of just 120,000, the town caters to upwards of three million tourists per year, and there are no signs of its popularity slowing down. From ancient buildings to enticing beaches to the surrounding highlands, Hoi An has a lot to offer. We spent a couple of weeks wandering the red hot streets and thought we should share our two cents on the town in 2018.

The Lantern Lady, Hoi An

Hoi An is a small, ancient town on the Vietnamese central coast. A popular tourist hot-spot, the UNESCO world heritage site is known for winding canals, mouth-watering signature food and local handicrafts. Perhaps most famous of all is their love of lanterns.

Zero Waste Saigon bamboo straws and cleaners

Sustainability Spotlight: Zero Waste Saigon

Zero Waste Saigon is a fast expanding social network and planet-friendly movement dedicated to raising awareness and reducing waste in Vietnam. The group provides education, community support and sustainable alternatives to single use plastic and are making waves in the war on waste.

KOTO: providing hospitality training to at-risk youths in Vietnam

Know One, Teach One. This is the mantra by which Vietnam’s first social enterprise lives and thrives on. KOTO is a non-profit that endeavours to end the cycle of poverty by supporting and empowering underprivileged youths. It does this by utilising what Vietnam knows best… Food.