Food tours around the world

If you’ve been following I’ve Bean Travelling for awhile, you will know that most of my travel is very much centred around gastronomy. Mr. Chuckles and I absolutely love to go on food tours as an avenue to discover new cuisines, meet other travellers, and see local sights, all at the same time. I’ve mentioned…

Read More

Hotel roundup: Where we stayed in Cambodia & Vietnam

I suppose that few people are planning trips to Asia lately, but one day this whole virus craze will simmer down, and someone out there may find this post useful. I did a great deal of preparation for our recent self-guided trip through Cambodia and Vietnam, including research on the best hotels in several cities…

Read More

Visiting the Marble Mountains, Da Nang

Today was mostly a travel day as we are leaving Hoi An and heading north to Hanoi. We booked our return trip to the airport again with Hura Cars, and arranged a stop at the Marble Mountains en route. The Marble Mountains in Da Nang are a cluster of five marble and limestone hills, each…

Read More

A day at cooking school in Hoi An

For our final day in Hoi An, we signed up for a cooking class with Coconut Fragrance, a home cooking school run by a young woman named Huynh and her chef husband Tuan. There are numerous options for cooking classes in town, but I was very happy with our selection and would wholeheartedly recommend it…

Read More

Countryside cycling and a windy beach in Hoi An

Our second day in Hoi An was a lot of fun. We spent the morning on a countryside bicycle tour and the afternoon doing some more exploring, including a visit to the beach. Cycling on Cam Kim Island We joined a half day cycle tour with Hoi An Cycling and coincidentally were accompanied by a…

Read More

Eating up and exploring Hoi An

We said our final farewell to south Vietnam yesterday morning. Although we have had absolutely amazing authentic Vietnamese food through our short time here so far, Mr. Chuckles suggested that we punctuate this with a breakfast at McDonaldโ€™s. Therefore, our last meal in Ho Chi Minh City took place at the Golden Arches. We actually…

Read More