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50: Da Nang, Vietnam (Trip of a Lifetime)

February 14, 2019

Da Nang is a fantastic city in Central Vietnam with a vibrant culture and gorgeous coastline. We have had the privilege of spending 50 days in this city over the last two years. We have gotten to know all of the great places to visit, fabulous restaurants, fun bars, and must-see sights around the city. Hoi An is only 30 minutes away and on everyone’s travel destination list. When my brother and his wife decided to visit us during our journey, we were excited to suggest Da Nang as the location to meet for their first international travel vacation. With the exciting scooter culture, extremely kind people, and tons of stuff to do, it is a great place to visit for any world adventurer. The cost-friendly prices are an added bonus. Join us for the fun podcast where we discuss why we love Da Nang, Vietnam so much and hope to come back again someday. Main Topics Covered: Da Nang, Vietnam Hoi An, Vietnam Links Mentioned in the Episode: Check out all of the PARTNERS that have made our lives easy while traveling the world.  My brother and his wife stayed at the Balcona Hotel and really enjoyed it.  We have stayed at the Infinity Residencies several times and love the location, comfort, and owners.  One of our favorite places to get a wide selection of Vietnamese food in My An is Kenta A great bar to enjoy drinks with ex-pats, travelers, and locals in My An is the Filling Station The beauty of My Khe Beach is endless.  Our favorite spot to grab an authentic Bahn Xeo is at Miss Nhi’s.  The Dragon Bridge is a great photo opportunity in Da Nang and a gorgeous landmark.  Marble Mountain is an important part of the Da Nang travel experience. Amazing historic importance.  Lady Buddha looks over the city and is a wonderful place to walk in peace and observe the beauty of the city.  Monkey Mountain near InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is a great place to get out scooter around.  Apocalypse Now is a beautiful bar on the beach with great music and fantastic service.  We visited one of the places that I have played poker in Vietnam.  Con Market is an outdoor market selling goods (clothing, shoes, spices, anything you can think of) and a great place to understand the culture.  We found a spot for the epic Scooter Mafia photo with the big buildings in the back.  Hoa Cuong Wholesale Market is an authentic market that will give you deep insight into how business is done in Da Nang.  One of my favorite barber shops in the world is Ky Lee Barber Shop in Da Nang.  Hoi An a beautiful historic city of streams and lanterns.  We picked up a few suits at Kimmy Tailor and were very pleased with the quality and exceptional service.  Phi Banh Mi is my favorite banh mi spot in Hoi An and ended up getting three on my last visit.  We attended the Super Bowl party at Dirty Fingers, an awesome sports bar in Da Nang near the coast.  Taking the motorbikes to the Hai Van Pass was one of the most memorable times of our journey in Da Nang.  Ho Dong Xanh Dong Nghe is a huge lake near mountains that was about an hour outside of Da Nang. We came across a dice game that had about 25 people betting on different animal faces on the dice.  Chua Hung Quang Buddhist Temple was an unforgettable experience when the head monk brought us in for a Buddhist meal.  Fire-Fly Mobile Bar is on the curbside near the front of Balcona Hotel and run by two young hustlers. A great bar to visit near the beach in Da Nang.  Sign up for our Newsletter to get the latest tips in Travel and hear about our weekly visits around the world