Must Know Vietnam Travel Tips to Danang & Hoi An | Vietnam Series Ep. 1

Must Know Vietnam Travel Tips to Danang & Hoi An | Vietnam Series Ep. 1

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We finally made it to Vietnam, so, in this video I'm going to share with you guys my, top things, you need to know when first coming to Danang. So. We've traveled, outside of Japan and we've made it to Vietnam, specifically. Danang and I wanted to take you around this, city and kind of show you the things that I've learned on this short trip that have you been here there's a lot of things that I didn't, know about when first coming here but along the way and after a lot of research and just some trial and error I figured, out some things and I thought that might be useful for you guys if you're coming to Vietnam or, the Danang area and this video is capping off our Vietnam series, there's more videos to come about Street food places luxury. Hotels, and all sorts of places in Vietnam so definitely if you want to see more of these kind of videos it does subscribe, button and the Bell button so you don't miss any of them and if you want to know what I'm doing on a daily basis, or what I'm eating all the time definitely, check out my Instagram account I post stories, every, day and, if you want to help support the channel I got cool Tokyo shirts and even samurai. Shirt I'll leave a link in description, so with that all said let me share with you guys my tips, and tricks to navigate, through the Nang Vietnam let's. Do this. All. Right so let's talk about where to stay in Danang the reason I want to talk about this is when I was first coming to the Nang myself, I didn't, know where I wanted to stay and that was kind of like the thing I didn't find a lot of information on and so I wanted to kind of spend a little time on just talking, about where, you're going to stay when you're staying at the Neng now you pretty, much have three options you can save beats ride you can stay seaside, or you can say kind of like the outer parts, of Danang which is like either down the north or the south side of the city and the beach area the beach side to. Me is a little more calm it's just a long strip. You do have these amazing views, and if you want to just go to city then you could take a taxi there are more seafood restaurant, options by the beach like the ones where you get to pick up the live seafood from the tanks or buckets, and then the staff weigh it out in front of you I personally, enjoyed this process and I think it's more reasonably priced so feel like me the beach side may be your best choice hotels, around me KB look quite similar small skinny, and older and they seem to be built all around the same time if we go a bit more south around me on beach I noticed a lot of larger hotels but also relatively, dated on the, city side it's a little more like packed, and crammed in it's not the cleanest, of cities, so it is still kind of developing. And you'll find that there's a lot of traffic, and, people honking, but you will find that there's a more variety, of food, on the city side there's, a lot more coffee shops on the city side you'll find that the hotels are generally, cheaper now, if you're looking for something a little bit more luxurious, in.

Terms Of your stay then up north and down, south are the really really nice hotels, aren't actually gonna be staying at some really nice hotels coming up so subscribe. To the series because, that's, gonna just blow your mind now I ended up staying at the hotel side, and I'm, actually happy, that I did but, I think that's because of my preference. On how to spend the holidays I actually enjoy being right next to the beach and if you look just out this, way I have, this amazing, view just, overlooking. The ocean the, beach so, I'm actually quite, happy that I decided to go beachside and it's actually not that far from the city itself, because, you can take a taxi but more about the taxi, and food, options later, on in this video one of the things I like to do is go for runs in the morning or you can do that in the the city side but it's just quite busy could, probably run alongside. The river but. Here, you can just run along the beach which is just completely, amazing every morning so if you want to have kind of like a healthy running style vacation, going beachside is probably a nice thing so the hotel that I'm staying you, guys are probably wondering I'm staying at the Paris, deli Hotel which, actually isn't that bad I like I like the area that. Again the view is amazing the location is great room I actually, personally like, myself my, wife on the other hand doesn't like it so much just, because she thinks how. Do I put this nicely, if thinks the cleaning, could be a little bit better than it is so, maybe if you are you into to cleanliness then, maybe a pair of selling hotel is not for you but if you look down this trip there's a lot of hotels that are similar to Paris deli like it looks like they're all built and during the same time but a la carte day is probably. Looks like it's a little bit newer than the rest of them we haven't been inside but that's probably what, we would look into staying, public the next time you come here and this is the beach and in fact this area that we're in is a bit south from Paris telling the hotel that we were at earlier what you'll find is that it actually has a larger, hotel stay like this sitting and lounge areas on the beach was all also nice and they even have like these nice bars in fact this hotel holid it looks like they have a tunnel. That goes underground. Directly. To the beach so that you don't have to cross the street which like get a bit hairy cuz there's just so much traffic going back and forth overall though like I like this kind, of area and what's, nice is just running. Perpendicular to, the beach there's a really like wide road, it has kind, of a a tourist, trap vibe you don't see as many locals, there and you see like a lot more tourists, they have a lot of souvenir, shops they, have massage shops it just feels like a more tourist, friendly, area I don't know I think if we were to stay on this like Danang beachside area this might be actually a better spot, for us to stay because the, the beach is nicer and then just right here we were actually able to rent some boogie boards we're able to your ex's are able to run some surfboards and actually surf in this area so maybe, it's kind of like a better section than up north where we're staying at right now and this Beach area is just super nice like the sand itself, I don't.

Know Oh I just got sand, all over my school and, then homeless Mike goes drink so the, sand itself feels really nice very very fine sand the waves are fun to play with because it's like a constant, rolling, way just all along the beach and the waves can get pretty big so you got to kind of watch out and like getting swept away but like one of the nice surprises, is the beach itself how do you say how pristine. It still is despite, all the tourists in fact I know maybe this isn't the high season right now but, there's, not a lot of tourists around so you'll get like spots. Where you can almost feel like you're by yourself on, the beach you're not like inundated, with people and crowds you do feel it's, like the private, beach that you wanted but like depending on the section you are then there are still like people around I've been to several beach countries like for example I've been to Phuket I've, been to Boracay when, you're sitting at the beach you'll find a lot of people, trying to sell you things even like little kids like coming up and like trying to sell you like little trinkets, or sunglasses, trying, to build a castle for you you, don't get a lot of that here maybe we were approached by one person selling sunglasses but aside, from that we weren't really approached so you feel less bothered, by people trying to sell you goods, which is really nice I don't, know why that is maybe it's just Vietnam, in general and one thing you always will have to be careful of like we're on the beach right here there's no stoplights, so, you have to be really careful with the traffic when crossing pricing. Is always tricky because there's not a lot of streetlights here so, basically you just have to go when, traffic kind of slows down but in the middle of the day sometimes, there's no letdown so just kind of like wait. Hey. There we go. Now. We're on this side. About. These guys. Gonna break. There. We go. There's. Not a lot of stoplights so you're like having to play Frogger with, your light out on these streets and it does get a bit hairy in summer like the city areas. Where the traffic gets really, really busy and what, I found is instead, of running walking, and like making yourself like an apparent obstacle, to them is probably safer, than running across the street and they'll go just like kind of weave around you but if you like try to dart then they might not be able to predict how fast you're moving so, if you're crossing the street maybe, one of my tips would be just tilt kind of walk at a normal pace instead of like run even though you're kind of scared all right time to talk about the city area so when you think of the city area don't expect something that's really, really developed, well you'll find it like when you actually start walking, the streets a lot of the sidewalks, are like quite hard to walk on because they're, very uneven, some of the roads aren't finished completely just wanted to share that with you before we like to take you into the city in terms of like tourist spots the biggest tourist spots here, are just, in front of me the Dragon Bridge the, highlight of Dragon Bridge is definitely, at night it's lit up in all different colors and at 9 p.m. on weekends and holidays that dragon boats fire and water unfortunately. I couldn't make it on time to catch the event but I believe the best spot to watch this is around the sea lion area on the beachside there, are street vendors and you'll see many people hanging, out around this area another tourist spot is the Catholic cathedral you won't find a lot of pink churches so a lot of tourists go to that but for me it wasn't too exciting, so this is danang cathedral, and, it was it built in 1923. It's pretty unique because you don't see a lot of Catholic churches with weather, vane, that's, still didn't sound right whether being caught caught whether other. Popular, streets on the city side is one this street that we're on now is called rock Don Street and it runs parallel to the Han River just reading the Dragon Bridge and the Han bridge and once read over is draw Tran who supposed, to be had like a tourist treat with a lot of shopping and subs but I didn't really see a lot going on aside from like some minor shopping, some, coffee shops you, can also check out the marble statues on buck Dunn Street which is another tourist spot but I found it a bit lackluster so, it wasn't for me one thing to note though there's absolutely, nothing going on to stop the Dragon Bridge as it's filled with empty lots maybe in the future there'll be some development, here what I found interest interesting. Is that the, coffee shops, here seem to be like the busiest, social.

Like, Location, where everyone, likes to gather and meet it's almost like Starbucks, on steroids, like there's so many people gather, and like all these different coffee shops it's like they sit and talk all day and, I haven't found the reason why maybe, you guys can let me know if you know so as you can see there's actually not a lot going on in the city but the silver lining staying, on the city side is that a whole slew of restaurants. And bars in places, just to like hang out with your friends like the coffee shops so, if you're looking for that food and drink, experience, then I would say the city side is more, your. Speed but again you can always just take a taxi from the beachside it's, only a few minutes and. To. Travel to the city side, alright, so let's talk food if, you guys are looking too sexy what to eat as an egg then, this is going to be part of the series and be sure not to miss that video if you're really into food is definitely subscribe, but in general that food is relatively, inexpensive, here. In Danang now you can get a chicken and rice dish for, like 2 bucks see this even in fact, is pretty. Inexpensive, as, well if you're sticking with like shrimp clams, even. Snails for some reason the lobsters, and the fish are I found, on the higher side like they're charging like 2 to 2.5, million. Dong for, a kilo of lobster, which is roughly like a little over a hundred dollars but maybe it's because we're in the winter and it's out of season and it's maybe harder to catch I'm, not quite sure but it's like the prices are really really expensive, from, what I found one, thing that I found a really, really cheap are the beers even at restaurants, you're paying like a dollar or a beer, and instead, of like ordering beers, what they'll do to order a case of beer and they'll just send it back to the side maybe this is only like got a couple restaurants where they do that but get them as they want and then they give the customers. Props of ice and then they just pour, the beers into the ice and they drink them like that so it gets kind of watered down but, it like at least you know like really cold beers and another, table manner I noticed, maybe a cultural thing instead of the server's collecting, the beer bottles throughout dinner customers, were just leaving two empty bottles up around their people I don't know that is they actually have like garbage, cans right, underneath the table which is also, quite interesting they just like monument, oh you're trash of it which is nice, in, the sense of. Is gonna throw stucco hey on the floor I know I understand them in a different country that's cool that's actually like, fine with me but I think speaking. To you guys that are traveling to Vietnam, for the first time you, might just want to prepare yourself for this kind of eating.

Culture Here in Vietnam it might not be as intently from. Where you come from also, another thing you wanna consider is credit. Cards versus cash a lot of these like like. Stalls at places that aren't like nice like restaurants, they only accept, cash so be prepared to have cash too when you're eating and, the places that do accept credit cards you also need to be careful with what type of credit card you have I haven't, B's a card which seems to be generally, accepted, but my wife she has a knack merican Express and nowhere. Does it work so again, like visa. Is okay but other credit cards don't, work. Sometimes. When you're a little bit tired and don't want to go out you can actually order, for the year which kind of makes it which is kind, of nice we use an app called foodie, a very, useful app here a lot, of people use it for food reviews like in the States we have Yelp in Japan we have tapioca. Here in Vietnam they use an app called foodie, and it not only has reviews but it also has a delivery service that you can use we just logged it with Facebook put our credit card information and they deliver it right to our hotel so quite, useful but the one thing is, when in order to the soup the pho that it didn't actually come with any bowls so, luckily we just asked the hotel for some girls but definitely. A useful app if you get tired of going out and you just want to get some food this is our fun, tonight I thought, in the foodie site and app very useful because it's used and rated by locals, although you can't read the restaurant reviews and comments you can see the pictures for ordering TripAdvisor. Is useful when looking for Western foods but not as useful for Vietnamese food I personally, found that cleaner restaurants, with a nicer presentation, tend to rank higher on TripAdvisor, despite the taste of the food so, now let's talk about shopping, centers. It's. Really crazy in the city there's just so, much liveliness, going, on so if you're looking for a street marketplace, and there's two markets here in Danang there's, palm mochi which is behind me and there's our market that's, just down the street and it's right by the river this, is how con market looks inside it's a lot bigger than the Han market it's mostly fresh food in food stalls here but you can also find clothing cooking, supplies and some other random stuff as well you can't really buy fresh food as souvenirs, but it's quite a unique experience to witness all the local food so right before your eyes and take in that local market vibe oh and if you go inside there's even a spot where you can eat on the tables but I think the true experience is to squat down and eat right in the middle of the aisles in front of the food stall and this. Is Han Market the smaller of the two the first floor is mainly food and everyday goods the second floor is apparel goods if you're looking to purchase a reasonable, out I dress this may be the spot one. Thing that you find about these local markets they always have an interesting, smell, how, do I say this or not being rude it. Has its own unique and very. Characteristic. Market. Smell and. If you look behind me there's just, many knockoff products, they have sure, stresses. They, have shoes there's just all these different types of things in whatever you would want, out. Of this kind of rate but I'm. Not sure about the quality because I've actually never bought any, clothes for the, market also sells fresh vegetables, meat and lots of other food as well. So. But if you had a choice and you only had to like go to one and, I would suggest going to car market because it's a lot bigger you feel a lot more local here but another a hundred get is close to the river and, it's buy more of the turn spots so if you don't have a lot of time to make it to this one and you're ready over there then our market may be a better choice so if you're looking to do any big, supermarket, shopping then my recommendation, is big see it, has the widest selection and, it has the cheapest prices that I've found it's. Inside the parks and mall but don't expect too much here I walked, around to see what's here but I didn't see many international brands except gap at Nike and it kind of has this ghost town filled because not a lot of customers are walking the aisles on the second floor you can find a whole lot of food like the deli fresh vegetables and so on this. Is the perfect spot for me to get souvenirs, like Vietnamese coffee and, snacks to bring back home on the third floor you'll find household, supplies it's, very, much like your standard Walmart, or Target in, the US so.

Here They have your regular like poetry, supplies shampoo. Conditioner. Body, soap like all that kind of stuff just like a lot of stuff like I would say like this is probably the best place to buy, like your daily. Needs stuff so above the supermarket, there's even a movie theater right here and right, next to it there's actually an arcade, so if you're looking for some entertainment then this could be a spot just got to be careful because some of the movies are. Some. Of the games aren't very new but, they do have conocchia machines right here as, well as a bowling alley Bobo. You're not gonna find like high brand fashion, like shopping here than that but if you're actually looking for kind of like a nicer, place to shop that I would recommend going to VidCon there's, a lot nicer stores, in general, so VidCon is near Hunt Bridge it's a lot cleaner and newer than parks in you know find nicer shops with a better item selection, I kind of prefer this shopping mall above all inside, the mall there's even a small supermarket called, Finnmark it's definitely, smaller than Big C but it has just enough to pick up daily groceries and some decent souvenirs, this, behind me is big mark it has everything, is kind of like your Vietnamese, version, of a Kmart or a Target and if you're looking for souvenirs, it's pretty nice because they have a whole entire aisle, dedicated. To just souvenirs, and there, are a lot cheaper than going to the airport, now. If you're looking to do something just outside of Danang then, I recommend visiting, hyeyeon, it's about a 40 to 50 minute car ride to this area and it's, just, literally, breathtaking in, fact the whole city itself, is a world historic, site so you'll see a lot, of buildings that have been untouched. And preserved, just walking around it so you get a sense that here in Vietnam in fact I wish we would have spent a little more time here but, unfortunately we, were pressed for time so we're only able to spend a day but definitely I would recommend if you do have some time to maybe spend two to three days here and like really really take in the sights something. Worth mentioning for the historical, sights in Hoi An City you, need to purchase tickets like this it comes in a booklet of five tickets and those there are one ticket each time you enter a site I went to a few places like this Japanese bridge and Quang true also if you're looking for typical Vietnamese souvenirs, like lanterns coloured, shale bowls and wooden, chopsticks, I saw, more of these type of souvenir, shops with a wider selection in hyeyeon one, of the things I recommend doing, here when you get here is visiting, a loon for action it's kind of like a circus Olay on bamboo, which is really, hard to explain so let me just show you all right so we're actually gonna go backstage and see this show which is kind of like just, check out the we call them actors or performers, yes.

When. I got backstage they, were practicing, the new parts in the show apparently. All the performers, need to know each role the, RO show is a blend of bamboo Cirque acrobatics. Contemporary, dance with unique live music, and I love how close the stages to the audience which makes the experience even more enriching. And. If you have your timing just right they have a lantern, festival, that runs once a month city itself turns off its lights and turns, on all the lanterns throughout, the city and it's just amazing, to see and between, a yin and Danang there's actually, the marble mountains you might want to check that out as well here's some other things that I kind of wish I knew when I first came here but I didn't know what I found is that tipping, is not a standard practice here in Vietnam going, to restaurants or riding taxis, you don't really have to worry about tips if you go to massages, or even like nice restaurants, the tips are actually already built in to the fee so so basically you don't have to worry about tips if that was one of your concerns all the time going to a country one. Of the things that I'm always worried about is not being connected because I'm, always so connected, in general, like I want to be connected with people on Instagram or, emails, and whatnot what I found is that the hotels here um they have pretty decent Wi-Fi, I was able to even, upload a YouTube video from. My hotel here, in Vietnam so it's actually not that bad, even, some of the restaurants, will provide Wi-Fi but if you're cruising around the city you won't have Wi-Fi, so I would suggest getting a SIM card or a pocket Wi-Fi we, would actually could be able to get a SIM card right, when we landed, at the airport at baggage claim there, is about $8 you can probably get a cheaper if you look around it's kind of been instrumental for us because we use grab taxi, the haptic like all taxis, and just. Having the Internet connectivity, on the phone at least one of our phones works, really well make, sure though your phone is unlocked I tried, to use my, phone it's a newly purchased iPhone, and it wasn't unlocked, yet so, I wasn't, able to get a SIM card for my phone but Michael had an older iPhone which we unlock and she was able to use it and speaking of taxis, we haven't used a regular taxis, here we've been using grab taxis it's a very similar service. To Huber in Asia I'll leave a link in the description for you guys if you want it's been, very, very easy to. Get from location, to location all, of the locations and the restaurants, we've gone to have been easily searchable, on the app so everything is kind of like pre registered so it's been easy to find the locations, it's easy to get picked up and it saves you that language barrier and the payment barriers language, barrier meaning that a lot of enemies don't, speak English I mean like literally, they speak zero English so when, you tell them like I'm asking for salt or water and so these don't know sometimes so good luck trying to tell them directions to a place if, they don't speak any English grab taxi just pretty much but do, it in the app and they'll just take you to that location and no problem, also, you, don't have to like fumble around with the, Vietnamese dong when, you're paying them so, it just makes it super, super convenient, to get around also, one of our concerns when coming to a country is how we're gonna do laundry you can probably have some hotel to do your laundry for you but it gets quite expensive, since we're staying by the beachside we, found that the street behind us there's quite a bunch of laundry.

Services, And they're quite cheap there looks like one kilo or 2.2. Pounds is about 20, to, 25 thousand, dong about a dollar for, a kilo of laundry which is really, really cheap and finally if you're looking for massages, then, I found, that, on the same street as a laundry, sheet behind the Beach hotels, there's quite a lot of massage. Parlors or massage shops also a street after that this morning's parallel that also has a few massage shops and they're pretty good there are about 25,000. To 30,000. Dong which works out to be around, ten to fifteen dollars and this is for your like regular one hour body, massage and they have other services, that you can get one thing you need to be careful about the price is that sometimes, the price that's listed doesn't. Include the tip and they actually add that on after you've had the service so what. We found is that the tip is about another 50,000, dong which is like 2 or 3 bucks but if you're looking for nicer massage places then it, runs roughly, between 400,000. To 600,000. Dong and usually, the tip is included in that fee also if you're looking for like really really nice massage places what we found is that the hotels provide some really nice like day spas but you will pay a premium for that price but that's pretty much the massage scene I was actually expecting to be a little cheaper than compared to Thailand, but these, are kind of the general prices in Danang and, one last thing I wanted to talk about our drones, or also known as fly. Cams here, pretty much they're banned everywhere, you're not supposed to fly drones at all if you really want to fly a drone then, you're gonna want to get a license, for it but I've, heard some stories of people trying to get licenses, for it and it's, pretty much impossible so, like don't even try to bring your drone here in fact, if you try to bring your drone there's a high chance that I'll get confiscated, at the airport I've read some stories where once, you return back to the airport you'll, be able to pick it up but, pretty, much like, like all of Vietnam is like a no-fly zone so, don't, like waste your time trying to bring a drone that one more thing that I forgot visas. If you're gonna stay less than 15 days there's several countries that you actually don't need a visa if you're staying less than 15 days but, if you're saying more, than 15 days then.

You're Definitely gonna need to get a visa actually. Quite easy to apply, online you just need to go to the government, website I'll leave a link here be careful because there, are services, out there that will say that they do a visa service not to say that they won't actually process, your visa. But. You need to know that they're not. Sponsored, visas. And the, best place to go is the government, one Michael. Actually, had some trouble because she didn't get her visa on time and we were travelling during, lunar holiday, and everything is closed it takes a few days maybe up to a week to get your visa online that's, probably the best way to go there are there is a visa on arrival process. But then you need to get an invitation letter which you can apply online but. Save, yourself some time in getting that invitation letter, and then being at the customs and having to get your visa there oh and, for you backpackers, out there that are planning to go in and out of the country say you're traveling to Cambodia, or Thailand and then back here then, you'll probably want to get a multi entry visa you, don't want to get the single entry visa where you won't be allowed back in alright so that wraps up the video if you liked it if you found it helpful then help me out and hit that like button oh and if you want to support the channel and check out my samurai merch link, is always in the description again, this video is kicking off our Vietnam series, we'll be checking out some awesome street food we're gonna be checking out some luxury hotels, I'll be releasing a video once a week for this series that's us carbon and the bail bond and I'll catch you guys in the next one.

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Tailored Suit r really cheap in hoi an (125 aud)

Fun fact : Australia sell sand to Vietnam

No. This video sucks. Dont stay in Da Nang. Go to Hoi An. Much better.

Marvellous vlog. Thank you. A

Love your goatee, Paolo..:-)

vietnamese coffee is really good

Been here last year! :-)

8:24 this old just practicing his cross country skis skills, nothing to see here, move along :D

Those bastards at the seafood restaurant are crooks. What seafood they weigh in front of you is not necessarily how much you will get back after it's cooked. It's best that you count the seafood and make sure you get the same amount back.......if you bought a dozen shrimps, make sure you get a dozen after cooking.

Yo Paolo my man, I definitely will have say thank you for speaking about the drone situation in Vietnam bro,

Vietnam has such great views in the countryside which is where I stayed when visiting family but the accommodations are not as good as hotels or houses we are used to in USA

Please add the following tips in your next one: 1. If you apply for a visa on arrival, be sure that your dollars are new bills, meaning old bills are not accepted. All bills that have been damaged, have ink on them, who are not folded correctly, have a crack or are teared will NOT be accepted. Also for the 25 USD visa on arrival purchase, take a 20 USD bill and a 5 USD bill. Some people coming with 1 dollar bill are not accepted. 2. Do not take a taxi from the airport to the city or the beach side. They will try to rip you off and tell they have to pay airport tax. To avoid that issue, just use grab. The price for a taxi trip from the airport to the beach side should be around 100.000 VND 3. Money wise, if you come with cash from your country, same rule applies: the bills have to be in perfect shape. if they are teared, cracked, etc, the banks will not accept them. 4. If it is vietnam new year, be aware that everything will be closed, even petrol stations. Food will be even hard to get. Prices are even higher during this period. The new year is called Tét. And it is about 1 week everything is closed down. 5. Don't travel to other beaches out of Da Nang. I travelled 300 km along the beach north of Da nang, it was really one disappointment. These beach dunes and the beaches are literally full of trash and are one big graveyard. Every 200 meter, you will see a graveyard. Vietnamese people seem to enjoy burying their beloved ones at the beach.

you know, if you went to the north in the countryside you’d look like a native

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Nice video! I love it!! I’ve never been to Vietnam, but I wanna visit there one day!! Thanks Paolo

Man this was a cool vid

I appreciate the comment!!!

Paolo you just have to cross the streets without waiting, the cars and motorcycles will drive around you. I know this sounds crazy but the people in Vietnam are used to this.

Vietnam has always been my dream travel spot. Everything about it just seems so awesome and exciting to me . I can’t wait for more Vietnam videos ! especially the food I could eat Vietnamese food daily ! I already eat it like twice a week

Why do people hang out all day in coffee shops? Paolo it's called relaxing !

Great video Paolo. Good quality information. Very well presented. Excellent.

Wow, very interesting. I look forward to seeing more of these episodes from VN. I hope this is part of your honeymoon!?


Great vid Paolo, useful tips, I’ve been to Hoi An, I loved it, fascinating destination

Missing Hoi An so muchhh

Vietnam is the second largest coffee producer in the world. That’s probably why they have a strong cafe culture. They have a famous Vietnamese Egg Coffee. Their iced coffee is great too.

That and they were ruled by the french for a while just before the Vietnam war so some of the Frenchy culture has rubbed off on them. :-)

Um Da Nang needs stop lights and/or crossing guards. Literally none of those cars or motorist slowed down a bit for any of those people in the middle of the street. And it wasn't even like there was traffic or the streets were busy, plenty of time to stop or slow down so people can get across without being murdered -_-

In Vietnam it's normal to just walk and the traffic will avoid you and drive around you. I know this sounds strange but it's really the only way to cross the streets.

Welcome to VN Pablo!!! (From a Vietnamese btw)

Paolo my family and myself are coming to Japan!! we love your chanel, and yes my wife is Japanese and we live in Canada!

Hey Paolo a lot of ppl crowd towards coffee shops b/c ppl meet or hangout at coffee shops with friends and family. Btw i’m Vietnamese American(American citizen w/ parents from Vietnam)

Da Nang is beautiful. I’m going Japan in the June. I found out that it’s the rainy Season. Does it rain nonstop all day?

Phuong Tran good to hear that it doesn’t rain all the time. As for hot weather is expected for Asia, feel just like home lol. Thanks for the reply.

I have been in Japan for a few years and I would say it does not really rain that much . It is OK, but the only thing is June is summer, so a little bit hot!! Expect the heat! April or March are the best months to travel here

Great video Paolo as always. I loved the two guys sitting near you during the intro. They looked at you like you were an alien from another planet:) How funny, I guess they don't have a lot of YouTube vlogers over there?? PEACE:) HEY, I'd love to get Maiko's opinion on things in the up coming videos:) Have fun and stay safe...

+Paolo fromTOKYO Not that I don't love seeing your handsome face but we love seeing Maiko also:)

she'll be in the upcoming vids

Hoi An was my favorite place to visit. So laid back. Nobody hassling you to buy things all the time. I asked for tea and they brought me beer, they really don't know English lol. Try home stay, some of the places are nice. We did home stay and the hotel rooms were clean and cute. I did visa on arrival since mine didn't arrive on time, it was very stressful...don't do it. I didn't speak Vietnamese and nobody at the airport speaks English either.

Love this series! Thank you for providing your honest review and guide!

Thanks Kungaroo!

I have cousins living in Da Nang, and my family tends to stay at the beach side.

Ahh you're venturing out to Vietnam too! We loved Vietnam, shame we weren't doing YouTube when we were there! Looking forward to more Vietnam content

Thanks Millennial Travel Confessions!

Woooooo! Been there last January! Enjoy!

Phuong Tran My husband and I had fun..yes alot safer and quieter than HCM. Went to Hoi An and Bana Hills as well. Every place we went was just wonderful! :)

How was it? I am Vietnamese and I am curious. Danang is safer than Ho Chi Minh city right?

OMG OMG~ I am Vietnamese and definitely love this video! Yes, Danang is like the best to visit in Vietnam, it is a safe and developed city! Hope you love the trip there!

+Paolo fromTOKYO Yah haha u r welcome! I am from Hanoi, Vietnam but actually Danang is like much more peaceful. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh are busy and crowded cities so actually Danang is always recommended , rather than Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City . How long do u stay in Vietnam! Meet up if we can make it, I can be your tour guide haha

Thanks Phuong Tran! Glad you like Da Nang as much as me!

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Hey, Paolo! Welcome to Vietnam, hope you have a good time there exploring and learning new cultures.

Thanks as always Jade Cummings!



Thanks Paolo, I’ll stick to travelling to Japan

Yesss! I'm really happy that you came to Vietnam to visit!

Glad you don’t have to fumble around with the Vietnamese dong.

Hey Paolo! I'm surprised you didn't visit the golden bridge in Ba Na Hills which is currently the most popular and trending tourist location in Da Nang.

Love all your videos! Hope i can be like you in the future!

thanks mate. would love to visit da nang some time this year

How do you use a SIM card with I phone?

This video is a little hectic and chaotic compared to your videos I usually enjoy very much. I love the Paolo from Tokyo content a lot, hectic Danang content is too much to handle for my taste. The pace is too high. Perhaps I'm super spoiled with your usual videos. Couldn't watch past 17 minutes.

Oh crossing the street in Da Nang is also crazy the same with Hanoi

Wow! Da Nang is so interesting

I hope you are going to Ha Long Bay! I also recommend Vietnamese BBQ especially bread with condensed milk, and definitely check out Vietnam's temples. Many of them are just as beautiful as Japans but without the frenzy of tourists.

Hey Paolo! Where do you get your sweaters?

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do a video on what to do on the weekends in Tokyo! It seems like in all of your video's you say to go to a place during the week for fewer crowds, but then what should my friends and I do on the weekend's when we go (hopefully sometime in the next year)?

Been to Thailand so many times because of my Wife's family, so Vietnam is pretty close. The population is most dense (95million+). Da Nang is been building up for the last 40-45 years since the end of the Vietnam war much like Cambodia and Laos. You were there for the low season, so not as crowded. Nice video, thanx, bro.

Great video,many thanks,wow so great to be . I was 11 month in Da Nang,Vietnam The most a beautiful place on the planet and people the best in the world. Sailing alone around the world. I wish you all the best.

Great video, one of the best informative vids about Danang. Well done.

Really helpful looking forward to the rest of the series

I was in Da Nang 2 years ago and the 2 of my fav thing in there are "Ba Na Hills" and "Linh Ung Temple" both place are just amazing beautiful . For people travel to Viet Nam i recommend using the google translate app, it help a lot on the communications .

Very much like Brazil...

Those bastards at the seafood restaurant are crooks. What seafood they weigh in front of you is not necessarily how much you will get back after it's cooked. It's best that you count the seafood and make sure you get the same amount back.......if you bought a dozen shrimps or clams make sure you get a dozen back after cooking.

You gotta thank your French colonist for the cafe culture bud :)

Theo Argy Coffee shops in Vietnam sell all sorts of drink not just coffee

I'm going to Vietnam next week and I'll be staying in Da Nang for a while. This video was very helpful. And I just downloaded Foody! Thanks

great video Paolo. I hope to go to Danang someday. The coffee comes from the French and American influence.

If you visit Danang or beaches in 30/4 - 1/5 it will be a lot more crowded.

Welcome to Vietnam, let's roll!!!

Da Nang is probably the cleanest city in Vietnam. If you're a Westerner you'll enjoy it. Hoi An is a tourist trap. Don't waste your time in Hoi An.

welcome to Việt Nam

If u came to ha noi, i can be your tour guide :)

plasticman2k that’s crazy. Who should we thank for the milk tea culture these days? Not all Vietnamese even drink coffee. Cafes are popular in Vietnam because they sell a lot of drinks, not just coffee, cafe is just the name of the shop

Must visit Sapa valley, cat cat village, Fansipan Mountain, Ha long bay..

Like American kids like to hang out at malls, Vietnamese kids like to hang out in tea shops and older folks hang out at coffee shops.

10-15 years ago, Da Nang beaches were flooded with knick knack vendors, but they have pretty much cleaned up that aspect ... which is so refreshing, given that most people go the beach to relax and NOT to get pester by strangers. Vietnamese do not like the sun because lighter skin is looked upon more positively, as this is a typical cultural difference. Hence in a beach city like DaNang, the typical young Vietnamese will NOT congregate outdoor on the beaches, but rather more at the local cafes where WiFi and cold drinks are readily available.

I wanna go da nang next year this is nice

it da nang

How about some hotel and apartment prices?

Wow! The beachside is filmed right by my apartment. Nice video!

Just go to a phone shop and ask for a SIM card. They will set up for you.

Funny that Vietnam used to sell sand to Japan before their tourist industry took off.

Babylon Garden sounds like it's going to be kinky :-P

My friend wasn't a big fan of that trash on the floor but it doesn't bother me. The only thing that's kinda bad is the visa for American to go to Vietnam. It's kinda high especially for multiple entry but overall i would visit Vietnam again and overall South to North, Saigon would be my fave city A.K.A Ho Chi Minh lol

Make sure you get a suit in Hoi An. Also get the pass at the city in Hoi An so you can get in check out different temples

For some reason, the seafood in Vietnam is kind of expensive compare to the United state.

This is very timely pao, we are travelling here next week! Thanks for this vlog!

Glad it helped

when you come to saigon, contact me, we do vlogs together! Invite me through my channel to guide me to do better

informative! good job!

I love your content, but just loose the music:) Thanks for a great video about Da Nang.

This is very helpful! My husband and I are in Da Nang right now and I can’t wait to see it! We need to get laundry done, do you remember what street all the laundry shops are on?

Why...! Very hansome ... !!?

20 dislikes some unhappy people lol

You hit the nail on the head... 20 unhappy people because they are literally - UNHAPPY!! Paolo from TOKYO presentation was excellent with friendly and helpful advice. Two thumbs up.

Please make a travel guide in Tokyo for the upcoming Olympics 2020

As a Vietnamese, I must admit the Vietnamese people lack of consideration for others when it comes to cleanliness. That’s the reason why you see a lot of garbage on the street and everywhere.

Great video.i need a travel partner

Great information on Vietnam, You answered so may questions I had . Thanks Paolo and Mika

Cafe culture in Da Nang is way different, its like a daily routine to go sit down, drink coffee, smoke a cig and have a nice conversation.

I'm planning a trip and this is really helpful. Thank you!!

No Sun Wheel or Ba Na Hills???

We loved Da Nang... and I second your recommendation on Hoi An... definitely would spend more time there next time. Sun World Ba Na Hills theme park can be a fun day trip too.

Hey Paolo! I’m a fan of your vlog and you helped me a lot w/ my trip in Japan. And I saw this vlog, I just recently booked a ticket to Saigon. Please include saigon on your vlog!

We will travel to Da Nang soon, so your informative video really helps out! Thanx :-)

Alot more expensive. I just don't get it.

Great video Paolo we're going da nang later this year too and we're staying at the same hotel hahahaha. Gonna be using this as a guide for sure

Left Da nang 30 yrs ago .Kinda missed it , lot of changed. Raise your hand if you from Da Nang or visited

I live Da Nang. Anyone wanting anymore information get in touch with me.

Can I. Haha

what is a good month to go there for sunny clear blue sky weather ?

Prepare to be babysit by the staff of the clubs that take u to a table so u cant mingle , there are no beach parties everything is dead not really my thing

Cuz they have nothing to do or lazy lol

Danang is Vietnam's most livable city. That said, outside of the resort area it is still very much a developing country plagued by litter, garbage burning, and poor infrastructure. Otherwise, nice to visit and seems to be very popular with Korean tourists.

in Vietnam when crossing, the rule is just go, but slow, and traffic will avoid you.

Love u

if you did voiceover instead of us looking at you would get more likes people want see da nang not you

Is it possible for the United States government to persuade the public toward war by stimulating a few high blown facts, yes, it has been done twice in my life time, first we were given war in Vietnam, then sixteen years from today, war in Iraq, one would be hard pressed to find any defenders for these two wars, other than pointing to and counting the expense and the dead as some sort of justification to even some trumped up perceived score. If you are one of these defenders, please state you case below…

Wars over My places too poorly

You're quite terrific to listen to, nice job. No offense Paolo, but I am very happy to know that long term visa is not provided to anyone outside of Vietnam but Americans. Certainly keeps the Euro Trash and back backing riff raff in a limited capacity. You do not get to "live" in Vietnam unless you are of course local, or from America and fortunately not a lot of Americans are traveling 8000 miles to relocate. This is why the beaches are so empty and quiet and peaceful as is generally most of Vietnam. Vietnam is family oriented, friendly culture, not garbage drunken street areas and prostitution like Thailand/Philippines. I hope it stays this way in terms of immigration as I'll be retiring to Da Nang in a few months.

U should include prices of things little more in general like hotel cost etc

Da Nang has this policy that helps the poor overcome poverty. That's why you don't see people approaching you trying to sell you something like lottery tickets, candies, snacks, etc. like any other places in Vietnam. I also heard that if you see a person appears to be homeless or kids try to sell you something, you can report that to the authority so they can help that person. Da Nang probably is the cleanest city in Vietnam and the city has improved a lot from the past few years.

Thanks for the recommendations here! Plan to be there in August so this is very helpful. Then again, my boyfriend is Vietnamese so I'm sure he'll be explain more to me. Still, wanted to see what others have to say. =)

Good video but you forgot to talk about and show the party night life, bars for drinking and go clubbing

Very informative video! Thanks!

why etc peaceboat world travel tour ? Do you think ? ふたりでレポート希望      してよ(笑)

NEVER run when crossing the road in Vietnam.

Thank you for your amazing video. It is great that you give the information of the place where we can stay.

danang is too "korea" to me...don't really like it. Still prefer saigon...

What up monkey r u Cambodian? Mexican?

very helpful!

This is tip being Vietnamese American , when I visit Vietnam for the first time my parents advised my sisters and me to “NOT” drink the water from glass because the water is not clean. Always ask for a bottle of water. It’s safer to drink. Trust me, when I had to take a boat to one of the islands I saw a guy literally take a number 2 in the water. So alway ask a bottle of water.

Thanks paolo!

Don't talk to the locals. It will surprise you to learn, Vietnam is a criminal culture. Most women see prostitution as normal as ovulating. Every hotel is involved in prostitution and just about every person here has a friend or family member who is a career criminal. I would advise foreigners to avoid this country, for it really is one giant red light district. People are especially more shady than in even notoriously shady countries like Mexico.

this was super helpful! thank you Paolo!!

8:45 girl in the pink wow.

i can only guess it`s because it`s so Americanized....

Dope ass channel! Congrats on the marriage! You guys needs more attention! Travel channel quality! Very well made ✌

Paolo, You talk too much, bro. I would enjoy your video more if you’d cut down the yaba..yaba..yaba through out your trip

This is super helpful! I was literally looking for where to stay in Da Nang this morning. We are staying in Hoi Ann for two nights and then one night in Da Nang before heading to Hanoi. I think we will stay at the beach side as well. Thanks for a great video!

he's a youtuber ffs, he's suppose to talk a lot....

Keep in mind that it is very embarrassing if you don't give tip when the service is good and its charge is not included in bills. Vietnamese dose have the tip culture. They call money tip as "tiền bo".

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Ian Paul Saligumba Ha Noi is the North side of VN, whereas Da Nang is central of VN.

A great informative video. I can tell you put a lot of thought into the content and what a traveller would want to know. Thank you and Subscribed!

Such a well thought and put together video! Thank you so much. God bless you!

I've been to A la carte hotel its really amazing and the rooftop too is great too if you want to do a lot of insta photos with the infinity pool

At night, Da Nang is the most beautiful city in the world.

Love your vids! Soooo funny you mentioned Frogger and I wonder how many people got that!

I visited Da Nang in January 2018 and it's very contemporary now. However, the beach is not crowded (just like in the video) and they the city prohibits the locals from selling merchandise to tourists on streets or the beach.

Who said you that? Not only Americans can obtain that visa.

Brazil is way more expensive

3:48 if you go to this beach, you have to shower in front of other People

Nice video. I live in Da Nang. Most of what you’ve said I agree with. Funny i used the same soundtrack at 22:30 for one of my videos.

Great videos man! The misses looks super bored at 16.23mins

And don't forget you can BEAT, STRANGLE, ELECTROCUTE or BOIL A DOG TO DEATH FOR DINNER!! THE VIETNAMESE BRUTALIZE DOGS AND CATS FOR FOOD! Their govt has a disgusting record of human rights and animal abuse.BOYCOTT VIETNAM goods and tourism until the day they treat people and animals with dignity and respect.

Visiting Danang in July. Your video is a great help. Thanks!

I come from Da Nang, Vietnam but now I live in Europe. This vid reminds me a lot about my hometown. Kinda miss it so much. The food, coffee, people, beach,...

Great vid bro. thanks!

Careful surfing, there's a serious undertow on that beach. Look in the Lonely Planet guide for the most dangerous months. We just buy cheap bowls and big spoons in SE Asia for eating sidewalk food in our room. Also a coffee press - just need an electric kettle in the room. Great vid!

Da Nang, Da Lat, and Nha Trang are my favourite cities in Vietnam.

Thanks mate, awesome video!

Regarding drones, I have seen local people fly drones all the time. Don't bother asking for permission, the situation in Vietnam is that lots of things are not allowed legally but no body really cares to enforce that. The only thing to take note of is to try avoid flying your drones near military bases.

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The monarque hotel next door your hotel is pretty good! Clean and AMAZiNG service. The buffet breakfast was amazing too

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Dope Video! Sending blessing your way, Keep inspiring!

I have to move in da nang and now i know alot of things.... thanks

Going there start of July. Will there be plenty of sunshine beach weather? Lots of people say it will, but weather reports often show cloudy and rainy for July. Cheers.

Hoi An is one of our favorite cities!

Lol “frogger with your life”

You’re probably seeing Korean tourists, which going to a coffee shop and spending time is a norm.

So you spent 1 day in Hoi An and not 1 night and 1 day I dont really understand... There's alot of people who uses Drones in Vietnam!!

I don’t like Vietnam. People see foreigners just for money

Thank you for your travel tips. It is Ok if you give them cash for tip in Vietnam.

What time of year were you there?

@jason saunders lmao ur probably an ignorant american who cant think for anyone but yourselves. Fucking idiot not even 2% of the population here even eat dog meat. U probably never even been here. You're saying that bcuz u heard fake news on the internet or read a few paragraphs in your history book on the chapter about Vietnam War, which probablu contains 1% of what really happened. You're one of those typical and steryopical fat merican that is selfish. And also dont forget China has a festival annually which they celebrate by killing thousand of dogs and eating them. Meanwhile, we dont even fucking celebrate killing monkeys or dogs. Grow some fucking brain cell dumbass

In vietnam, you just gotta close your eyes and cross the roads.. the cars will eventually slow down no worries

Going in March to Da Nang. Thx for this vid

Could do with some napalm

8:43 HOT!

Don't tell him what to do you spaz

I left Da Nang in 67 after my tour, slaughtered many degenerate VC, at least i think they were VC, couldn't really tell in the villages, had great fun though .

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Regarding the beers, they just leave a case or two at each table for convenient. You just pay for what you drink.

What were cost of hotels on beach

Standing along the road with your phone in your extended hand (during the Grab Car scene) is a good way to get your phone stolen.

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Loads of negativities, see some bright sides, dude

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Very put a lot of sense on your video

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My hometown, i love Da Nang

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Stupid bitch, it's getting better because the economy is improving. It's still better than many other developing countries that I've visited. You have been trained by your parents to talk down about anything Vietnamese!

Love these tips and video had great content!

I just got back from Da nang/Hoi An. This guy touched on absolutely everything you need to know about the area if you're staying for just a few days to a week. Great video. Also check out Ba Na Hills

don't go to big c or parkson , even da nang don't go there anymore , go vincom or Indochina ( for the brand good and market ) big c since the day being buy by the thais have gone down hill in quality ( pretty sure they gona withdraw from Vietnam soon , look at the big c market in da nang they don't even maintain the place anymore like they used too )

Thank you very deep for introduced Da Nang Cities! Wish you have more successful your YouTube channels!

yo i from da nang

Good info

I liked ur video .it was informative and to the point without a lot of fluff. Thanks for the insight and info. Keep up the good wurk.

Great city I stayed in golden bay beautiful view at night

The traffic is crazy

Very detailed and well put together city guide. Thank you sir

This guy sounds really bias. You judged other people’s cultures. Look at yourself in the mirror before you judge other people, please. You looked really filthy and ugly

When is the best time of year to visit?


nice video!! i will travel to DaNang! yeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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