Minh Mang Wine: Vietnamese Aphrodisiac Attributed to Hundreds of Births

‘Five times a night!’ Thanh exclaims. He picks up an unmarked bottle between sentences and pours its contents into a tiny goblet, urging me to do the next shot. ‘When you drink Minh Mang wine, it will make you stronger in bed.’ I roll my eyes as I pick up the glass, imagining myself doing […]

Drink in Hue: Nightlife Guide to Pubs, Bars and Clubs

craft bia in Hue

While Hue’s nightlife doesn’t compete with the big boys of South East Asia, it certainly isn’t short of options. The best bars in Hue are tucked around the city. Hue at night contains a charm very few others do. I recommend you don’t stick around the tourist area and push on through to some of […]

Coffee Kicks: the Best Cafes in Hue

coffee shops in Hue

Coffee and cafes. So many to choose from and no idea what to find what gets your rocks off. Here is a definitive guide to every coffee shop with something for everyone.

Cafe Gac Trinh: the Trinh Cong Son House in Hue

Trinh Cong Son Hue

Ask anyone from Vietnam who Trinh Cong Son is and they’ll either recite you some of his lyrics or tell you about the significance of his music. Son’s compositions of around 600 songs span over 30 years of Vietnamese history. International press dubbed Trinh Cong Son the Bob Dylan of Vietnam. His blend of folk […]