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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels Grateful of No Serious Injuries in recent Public Ferry Collision

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

On 1 January 2017, a scheduled public ferry carrying passengers from Cat Ba Island to Hai Phong Harbor, Vietnam made contact with a bridge pylon. The accident resulted in damage to the ferry’s bow, and several seats inside the passenger … Continue reading

Vietnam Beach Guide: The 12 Best Beaches of Vietnam

Vietnam Beach Guide: The 12 Best Beaches of Vietnam


Traveling German

Planning a Vietnam beach holiday? Take a look at this Vietnam Beach Guide for my top picks, with photos of each beach and recommendations for where to stay.

Are Vietnamese people really hostile towards foreign tourists?

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

On the following of the incident happened in late July where a bus driver’s assistant of Viet Nhat Travel (Nha Trang) forced two female foreign passengers to leave the bus, part of which was recorded on mobile phone by a Taiwanese tourist who also took the same bus, we have received mixed opinions on the …

Non Touristy Day Trip from Hanoi - Trang An Vietnam

Non Touristy Day Trip from Hanoi - Trang An Vietnam


Blended Family Road trip

A none touristy day trip from Hanoi was on our agenda when we found Trang An. Tam Coc is very popular but we wanted a more personalise tour.

Trekking a touristy Cat Cat Village | Sapa Vietnam Trekking: Day 1 - GRRRL TRAVELER

Trekking a touristy Cat Cat Village | Sapa Vietnam Trekking: Day 1 - GRRRL TRAVELER


GRRRL TRAVELER

Trekking cat cat village sapa vietnam was not what I expected...

Photos From Hoi An, Vietnam

Photos From Hoi An, Vietnam


A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

Some posts on this site contain affiliate links, meaning if you book or buy something through one of these links, I may earn a...

Where to Head for the Best Vietnam Motorbike Tours

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Vietnam is a hot destination that steals your heart with picturesque scenery, romantic rivers, impressive mountain ranges, green and lush forests, stunning beaches, etc. This country is somewhat best explored by a motorbike. During the Vietnam motorbike tours, you will be given from admiration to admiration by the marvelous landscapes in the most authentic way. […]

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Meet the Intrepid leader who dedicated his life to helping disadvantaged youth in Vietnam

Meet the Intrepid leader who dedicated his life to helping disadvantaged youth in Vietnam

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The story of Jimmy Pham, an Intrepid Travel tour guide who went on to found KOTO, a hospitality training center in Hanoi.

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Cuc Phuong National Park offers Jungle Trek, Adventure Wildlife

by Khanh NGUYEN @ Hike the Off-the-beaten Path Vietnam with Hanoi Trekking Specialists

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Last updated on December 27th, 2017 at 04:07 amCuc Phuong National Park, one of Vietnam’s largest rain forests is situated in the northern province of Ninh Binh, 120km southwest of Ha Noi. The park has become a hot destination for adventure and nature lovers, complete with wildlife treks and homestays in the communes of Thai[...]

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What to expect on an overnight train in Vietnam

What to expect on an overnight train in Vietnam

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Station attendants march up and down the platform, blowing whistles to alert us to the impending arrival of the 5pm train to Hanoi. Fifteen hours of riding the rails? Here we come.

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Vietnam’s coffee culture: What to know and where to go

Vietnam’s coffee culture: What to know and where to go

by Kyle Hulme @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There’s one thing above all that stands out as synonymous with Vietnam, and that’s the burgeoning coffee culture that has taken hold.

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Beware of Dengue Fever Outbreak in Vietnam

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Dengue occurs year-round in Vietnam and SEA, with peak usually in rainy seasons, April to October in the north and June to December in the south. However, in 2017, Dengue has become an outbreak in many provinces and cities across the countries. Most affected areas include: An Giang, Bing Duong, Da Nang, Dong Nai, Dong …

Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam – Get Full Tips at HCM City Travel Guide

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Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam (formerly named Saigon) is a huge magnet attracting people of all kind and background to gather, work, and earn their daily bread. If asking for the most bustling and less sleepy destination in Vietnam, then the answer might point to the city named after Uncle Ho: Ho Chi Minh […]

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Why doing business in Viet Nam and Why now?

by Nguyen Ngan @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Since Viet Nam’s accession to the WTO in 2007, the market has been liberalized in certain areas and been a promising destination to international investors. Up to present, Viet Nam has successfully transformed from a centrally-planned economy with heavy bureaucracy and subsidies to an emerging market economy characterized by strong dynamism and rapidly growing entrepreneurship. …

A concise guide to the things to do in Vietnam

A concise guide to the things to do in Vietnam


My Adventures Across the World

A concise guide to the most fun things to do in Vietnam and the most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam in only 15 days

Forms of Investment

by Nguyen Ngan @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Coming to Vietnam and putting lots of money on a business are steps of a gamble which requires careful research. As a matter of fact, the research starts with how to invest into Vietnam, or in other words what are forms for investment in Vietnam. This question is not quite a key concern but should …

Hey Aussies – It will not cost you many dong to fly AirAsia to Vietnam

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

It will not cost you many dong to fly AirAsia to Vietnam. OK, so the dong is the currency of Vietnam, but with AirAsia a major budget airline flying from Australia to Vie…

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Bai Tu Long Bay: The Route Less Travelled in Halong Bay

Bai Tu Long Bay: The Route Less Travelled in Halong Bay


Not Without My Passport

Escape the masses in Halong Bay by sailing through Bai Tu Long Bay, a newer, relatively unexplored route. Find out more about my cruise with Treasure Junk.

Meet the NGO that’s fighting back against human trafficking

Meet the NGO that’s fighting back against human trafficking

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Just outside the Old Town in Hanoi sits one of the most important buildings in Vietnam, though you wouldn’t know it from the outside...

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Discover Impressive Ban Gioc Waterfall and Its Festival in Cao Bang

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Cao Bang Province is blessed with Vietnam’s widest waterfall named Ban Gioc – the must-see highlight in the northern areas. The waterfall is mesmerizing and mighty while the ethnic culture of Tay makes it the ideal ground for the cultural festival. For any travel to Cao Bang, everybody is recommended to see this magnificent ecotourism […]

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8 beaches in Vietnam you should really visit

8 beaches in Vietnam you should really visit


Intrepid Travel Blog

The best beaches in Vietnam – all turquoise waters and white-sand wonders – are destinations you should add to your list.

A perfect itinerary for your two-day Mekong Delta tour suggested by a local

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

The Mekong Delta, otherwise known as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, is a colourful display of various shades of green. Here in this water world, boats float in the lazy rivers, buffalos wander in the rice fields and ripe fruits adorn the trees. It is also here that visitors will get a true taste of […]

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Hoi An – touristy, but none the worse for it

Hoi An – touristy, but none the worse for it


No Fly Tripping

Hoi An should be just the sort of tourist trap I hate - yet somehow I love it...

Baby Basket Clams Rice – Com Hen

by Michael Nguyen @ Lotussia Travel | Expert Advice & Personalized Service

Lotussia Travel | Expert Advice & Personalized Service
Baby Basket Clams Rice – Com Hen

Baby basket clams rice (com hen) is a Vietnamese rice dish originating in Hue. It is made with baby mussels or basket clams and leftover rice and is normally served at room temperature. Com hen has a sweet-smelling flavor of rice, onion, and grease, as well as strange tastes of sweet, buttery, salty, sour, bitter, […]

Baby Basket Clams Rice – Com Hen
Michael Nguyen

Vietnam: 10 Not So Obvious Places To Visit - Travel Happy

Vietnam: 10 Not So Obvious Places To Visit - Travel Happy


Travel Happy

Saigon, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hanoi -- there is a well worn backpacker circuit through Vietnam of its famous cities, but there are also scores of places just

A Comprehensive Guide to Vietnam Visas

by Scott Jones @ XO Tours Blog

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any…

How to cross the road in Vietnam

How to cross the road in Vietnam

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Why did the Intrepid traveller risk life and limb to cross the road in Vietnam? To get to the good stuff, of course.

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My Perfect Tenerife Itinerary

by Claudia Tavani @ My Adventures Across the World

It’s been two years since I published a post about the 11 places I’d want to visit in the following year. It was November 2015 and I was making plans for 2016. I said I’d visit Angkor Wat, in Cambodia, and Sapa Valley, in Vietnam. And I did – I went with my sister in

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A Complete Guide to Sapa Vietnam for Full Experiences

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Sapa Vietnam has numerous beautiful and exquisite corners for year-round vacations in which people discover the cool vibe, stunning mountain, ethnic village, etc. The experiences are all worthy and memorable. For a complete discovery of Sapa, find a full guide below so that trip to the existing paradise in the northwest of Vietnam just goes […]

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Hue Street Food for Happy Vietnam Food Tour

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Hue is romantic in each of its details, from culture to history, beauty, and food. Not only do the tourists come to this city to visit the Imperial Citadel, Perfume River, Thien Mu Pagoda, etc., but some also enjoy the Hue Street Food. The trip will lack something enjoyable if you skip the chance to […]

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Ho Chi Minh City Homeschool Class Project

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We are looking for a qualified teacher to teach a homeschool class of lower primary-aged kids in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from January to June next year (2018)..

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Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam

Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

My trip through Vietnam, my awful experience, and why I never want to go back there for the rest of my life.

10 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Mid-February marks Vietnam’s most important date – Tet, the New Year’s period. It can be hard getting accurate insider information about Tet celebrations and what happens across the nation during its most festive period. It can be hard figuring out if Tet is a good time to visit Vietnam. Knowing what we know about Tet,

Read 10 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival on Backyard Travel.

Summer Special Offer! The Hanoi to Saigon Buffalo Run

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

  We couldn’t be prouder of our Hanoi to Saigon Buffalo Run. Taking you to everywhere that makes Vietnam so damn great, many years of hard work have gone into designing this adventure. And this summer we are offering an … Continue reading

This Place is Too Touristy

This Place is Too Touristy


Khiri Travel

Throughout my travels there seems to be a running theme about destinations – are they “touristy”? There are always complaints about a place being too touristy, or a constant search for the “real” [insert the country name here]. After hearing a very detailed conversation back in Inle Lake, Myanmar, from a guy who complained that [...]

What it’s like returning to your hometown in Vietnam after 32 years

What it’s like returning to your hometown in Vietnam after 32 years

by Jessica Korteman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It was only at the age of 34 that a combination of good timing and an emerging curiosity about where he was born and spent the first year and a half of his life, led us on a trip to Vietnam.

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Why you should think twice about haggling in Vietnam

Why you should think twice about haggling in Vietnam

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A how to, and how not to.

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Vietnam: Love It or Hate It

Vietnam: Love It or Hate It


Alex In Wanderland

I can think of very few countries that inspire as passionately varied reactions from travelers as Vietnam does. Its fans wax poetic about the breathtaking landscape, the intriguing culture and the resilient population. Its detractors spew bitterly about the traffic, the crime, and most of all: the unfriendly people. I’m fascinated by this. What is it …

10 reasons why you should travel to Nha Trang, Vietnam

10 reasons why you should travel to Nha Trang, Vietnam

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Located on the south central coast of Vietnam, Nha Trang is a paradise of city and sea, the absolute best of both worlds.

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My Quang Rice Noodle Soup

by Michael Nguyen @ Lotussia Travel | Expert Advice & Personalized Service

Lotussia Travel | Expert Advice & Personalized Service
My Quang Rice Noodle Soup

My Quang rice noodle soup is a variety of Pho (rice noodle soup). My Quang are also made from rice and soused with soup as serving. My quang is similar to Vietnam’s most popular dish Pho and chicken or pork soup (Hu tieu). The soup sauce comes from a mixture of flavor from beef or […]

My Quang Rice Noodle Soup
Michael Nguyen

Tips on your trip to Fansipan

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Fansipan is called “the roof of Indochina”, the highest peak in Indochina as well as in Vietnam with height of 3143m. The mountain is belonged to Hoang Lien Son range, located 9km away from Sapa town on the southwest. There are up to 1680 species of flora, some of them are precious and 327 fauna …

Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi has complex layers of culture to distinguish itself from others big cities in Vietnam. The border between the ancient Hanoi and the Hanoi of modernity and luxury one is not chaotic but unusually remarkable: With a walk down the same street, one can admire an antique Buddhist temple and soon after, the French architecture […]

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Top 5 Things To Do in Hoi An, Vietnam - Wanderluluu

Top 5 Things To Do in Hoi An, Vietnam - Wanderluluu


Wanderluluu

Hoi An is a tourist's dream, with streets strung with colorful lanterns, and a beach down the road. Read on to find out the top 5 things to do in Hoi An!

How to see the best of Bali, minus the crowds

How to see the best of Bali, minus the crowds

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From hot springs to spring rolls, rolling rice terraces to volcano climbs at sunrise… need I continue? This place is awesome. Go.

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The Essential Traveller’s Guide To Khao Lak

by Guest Writer @ Goats On The Road

Literally meaning, Lak Mountain, after one of the main peaks in this mountainous region of southwestern Thailand, Khao Lak offers travellers serene beauty, white sand beaches, towering cliffs and a less touristy alternative to other Andaman superstars like Phuket and Railay. This is where most liveaboard dive boats leave for long scuba trips in the […]

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Cycling Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Cycling Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

by Vicky Philpott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The view didn’t matter. We’d got there, without having to call on the support vehicle. We’d hit kilometre number 60 of the day and the idea of just sitting there while another five flew by was just what I needed to hear...

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Undiscovered south-east Asia: remote towns and secret beaches

Undiscovered south-east Asia: remote towns and secret beaches


the Guardian

From Vietnam’s little-known islands to Laos’s interior and even tourist-free Thailand, our writers reveal some hidden treasures

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 2: South Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

In this, the second part of our two-part series on avoiding common tourist scams in Vietnam, we focus on popular tourist destinations in the south of the country. Saigon, Nha Trang and Hoi An all have their fair share of scams and safety hazards that travelers should be aware of. (Read Part 1 of this series…

Must Visit Sites in Hoi Chi Minh City

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

When you visit Vietnam, these are the Must Visit Sites in Hoi Chi Minh City (Saigon). Saigon is the more familiar name of this very popular city to visit. The city is beaut…

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Fun facts about Hanoi that you may not know…

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Hanoi translates to “city inside rivers” (there are nine lakes in the city). It’s historic and more formal name is Thang Long, which has a more bad-ass meaning “Ascending Dragon”! Hanoi is over a thousand years old! The city celebrated … Continue reading

The art of crossing the streets in Vietnam…..

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Locals or anyone who has lived in Vietnam a long time, who have observed the traffic, will see it as though they are watching a perfectly coordinated ballet performance of people, motorbikes, cars, buses or even the occasional chicken. If … Continue reading

13 Things You Must Do in Vietnam – Vietnam Bucket List

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

From exploring the depths of a mysterious subterranean world to bargaining in a Mekong market, from sleeping under a bamboo roof in the mountains to scaling waterfalls in the Central Highlands, Vietnam is bursting with exciting things to do. In this XO blog post we outline the very best activities across the country – from…

Vietnam - Too touristy and unfriendly • The Blonde Abroad

Vietnam - Too touristy and unfriendly • The Blonde Abroad


The Blonde Abroad

Home › Forums › Destination Specific Travel Questions › Vietnam Travel Tips & Questions › Vietnam – Too touristy and unfriendly Search for: Author Posts Iva January 14, 2017 at 10:56 am Post count: 0 #33227 | I’m planning to go to Vietnam for a month in summer, but I heard from a friend that Vietnam has become too touristy and I’m better off going to Cambodia. I did some more research and have found people saying they had a bad time in Vietnam because people are disrespectful, blatantly overcharge, and are just generally rude. As a solo female traveller …

A day in Hanoi, Vietnam: your go-to guide

A day in Hanoi, Vietnam: your go-to guide

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Our guide to getting the most out of your time in Vietnam’s bustling capital city.

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Banned Investment Activities in Vietnam

by Nguyen Ngan @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Under Investment Law of Vietnam, foreign investors are entitled to invest in business lines which are not prohibited. This is just another fundamental with high importance to every investor during investment research and before gambling loads of money in a foreign country like Vietnam. According to Investment Law, investments in the following activities are banned: …

50 Unique Things To Do In Vietnam - Journalist On The Run

50 Unique Things To Do In Vietnam - Journalist On The Run


Journalist On The Run

From kayaking through caves in Halong Bay to eating mysterious food in Hanoi and bonding with hill tribes in Sapa, here's 50 unique things to do in Vietnam.

8 beaches in Vietnam you have to visit

8 beaches in Vietnam you have to visit

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The best beaches in Vietnam – all turquoise waters and white-sand wonders – are destinations you don't want to miss. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Trứng Vịt Lộn (Half-hatched duck egg)

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Foreign travelers have a sort of love-hate relationship with “trung vit lon” which is known as the Vietnamese version of the famous “balut” egg in Philippines. You can literally find this food in every city across the country. Vietnamese people eat “trung vit lon” for breakfast and night snack. It’s loved and very popular for …

Get Farming Experience with Dalat Garden Tours

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Dalat in Vietnam gains fame as the “City Of Flowers,” “Foggy City,” or even “Sakura Land,” thanks to a mild climate and fresh air all year round. Wandering around fresh fruit and vegetable gardens is likely to be a new hot trend that attracts a large number of visitors every year. With a big advantage […]

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From Tourist to Local » Things to do in Hanoi

From Tourist to Local » Things to do in Hanoi


Love & Road

Travel tips to Hanoi, Vietnam. Where to stay, top things to do in Hanoi, tourist attractions, local tips for food and hidden places. From Tourist to Local!

Lesser-known places in Vietnam that you should visit - Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Lesser-known places in Vietnam that you should visit - Travel information for Vietnam from local experts


Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Vietnam isn’t just Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Saigon, or Hoi An but so many other places which are less tou

No Vietnam Visa Required For Citizens Of Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

From July 2015, you don’t need to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam if you’re a citizen from Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain Vietnam Embassy, Bangkok The Vietnamese government have announced a important change for Vietnam tourist visas – if you’re from Britain, Germany, France, Italy or Spain, you no longer need to […]

Double strap adventure: a brief history of backpacking

Double strap adventure: a brief history of backpacking

by Cam Hassard @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Imagine for a moment that it’s 1969: Hendrix is shredding Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock; war rages in Vietnam; a counter-cultural revolution is taking place in the western world, and you’re part of it.

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Why Most Tourists Never Return To Vietnam | The HoliDaze

Why Most Tourists Never Return To Vietnam | The HoliDaze


The HoliDaze

The culture is great, the scenery impressive, and the food delicious, but many travelers never return to Vietnam. Here's why; & how you can have a good trip

A (Non) Touristy Day in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

A (Non) Touristy Day in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam


Living (& teaching) in China Blog

How to spend a (non) touristy day in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam!

Exploring Cat Tien National Park Crocodile Lake

by Khanh NGUYEN @ Hike the Off-the-beaten Path Vietnam with Hanoi Trekking Specialists

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Last updated on December 27th, 2017 at 04:22 amCat Tien National Park Crocodile Lake, nestled deep into the UNESCO-recognised world biosphere reserve, is only accessible by a 10km pick-up truck ride and then a 5km hike. The Crocodile Lake or Bau Sau in Vietnamese is situated in Cat Tien National Park, Dong Nai Province. We[...]

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First Term of World School Done and Dusted

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We’re back home in Vietnam, resting up after our first term of World School. We covered a lot of ground in three months. Seven countries, no less! It was.

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6 common scams in Vietnam (& how to avoid them)

6 common scams in Vietnam (& how to avoid them)

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Stay one step ahead of the tourist traps.

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Ultimate Travel Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam - Drew Binsky

Ultimate Travel Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam - Drew Binsky


Drew Binsky

I lived in Hanoi for 4 months and I absolutely love this city! In this blog post, find out my best tips for what to do, eat and see in Vietnam's capital!

Vietnamese Sour Spring Roll – Nem Chua

by Michael Nguyen @ Lotussia Travel | Expert Advice & Personalized Service

Lotussia Travel | Expert Advice & Personalized Service
Vietnamese Sour Spring Roll – Nem Chua

Not sure what you’re looking for and need a little inspiration?

Vietnamese Sour Spring Roll – Nem Chua
Michael Nguyen

Beyond the Grand Canal: a non-touristy guide to Venice

Beyond the Grand Canal: a non-touristy guide to Venice

by Lily Cichanowicz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It is possible to have an authentic experience in Venice, far from the crowds. Here's where to go for the finest eats, the coolest art, and even more.

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Ho Chi Minh vs Hanoi: 6 highlights and you’ll get your perfect choice

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Finding reasons to love Vietnam is not a difficult task, especially when you look at the charming landscapes, sprawling beaches, mesmerizing mountains and unique scenery only found in Vietnam. With all this, it is easy to forget the big cities of Vietnam, such as Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. We are going to compare and […]

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The Quintessence of Tonkin – New Must-see Cultural Program in Hanoi Vietnam

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Hanoi Vietnam is rich in history and culture that attracts visitors to the capital city for various interests. While some people are fond of the well-preserved historical landmarks, the others take it a must to see the local cultural performances. Hanoi is proud of the water puppetry art, and now the city wins praises for […]

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It’s Mid-Autumn Festival Time… What is it?

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Today marks the beginning of the Mid-Autumn Festival! Named Têt Trung Thu in Vietnamese, it is also known as the Children’s festival. It is said that name came about, as it’s a way for parents to make up for the … Continue reading

New Trekking Route in My Son Sanctuary

by Khanh NGUYEN @ Hike the Off-the-beaten Path Vietnam with Hanoi Trekking Specialists

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Last updated on December 27th, 2017 at 04:28 amMy Son Sanctuary is situated in a small valley in Duy Phu Commune, Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province, about 70km southwest of Danang City and 40km from Hoi An City. Of the 225 Cham vestiges that are founded in Viet Nam, My Son possesses 71 monuments[...]

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Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City: where should you visit first? | Travel Feature

Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City: where should you visit first? | Travel Feature


Rough Guides

Vietnam’s two main cities lie more than one thousand kilometres apart. Can’t choose which one to visit? Here’s our lowdown on how they differ.

What to do in Bangkok: Unique and Cheap Things You Won’t Want to Miss

What to do in Bangkok: Unique and Cheap Things You Won’t Want to Miss

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you’re bored in Bangkok, something's wrong with you! There are endless fun things to do in this ever-growing city. We created a list of top activities that you shouldn’t miss while visiting Bangkok. Some are super touristy (yet still worthwhile), like the Grand Palace and Khao San Road, but some are hidden gems, like an amazing Tuk Tuk Food Tour and an off-the-beaten path floating market. Whether it’s your first time in Thailand or you already have your favorite Soi, this guide is for you!

North Vietnam Photo Tour – Mr. Kieron Nelson Review

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Date: 6 – 25 Sep 2017 | Party of 1 passenger: Mr. Kieron Nelson (Toronto, Canada) | 10-day North Vietnam Photo Tour This is a follow up to my posting of April 23 2017 Finally recovered from a seventeen hour flight from Toronto to Hanoi via Taipei. Devastating flooding had occurred two weeks before my scheduled […]

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A guide to Hoi An’s Lantern Festival

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Hoi An, at any time of the year is stunning but it’s particularly magical during the full moon. The electricity is switched off; the streets are closed off to traffic and the old town is transformed into a fairyland of … Continue reading

“This Place is Too Touristy” - Food Travel Blog

“This Place is Too Touristy” - Food Travel Blog


With Husband in Tow

Throughout my travels there seems to be a running theme about destinations - are they “touristy”? There are always complaints that a place is too touristy

The magic and madness of traveling in Vietnam with my mom

The magic and madness of traveling in Vietnam with my mom

by Harris Newman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Now we were just two friends on an adventure, no barriers, with a foreign, exotic, and endlessly beautiful country as our playground.

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Top 5 Coffee Shops in Hanoi with Unique Services

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Hanoi Vietnam does not lack top coffee shops for Western travelers to unwind, chat, and enjoy local coffee as well as lifestyle. With the tone-sur-tone settings, unique services, fantastic coffee, and beautiful view, the top coffee shops in Hanoi below are worth exploring. #1: Café Giang for Best Hanoi Egg Coffee Café Giảng is a […]

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17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Vietnam is one of the most rewarding places you can visit, but you need to be aware of these 17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam. From the frenetic cities of Ho …

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6 sunset viewing spots in Vietnam

6 sunset viewing spots in Vietnam

by Ellie Abraham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Vietnam boasts some stunning settings from which to watch the sun rise and set. From Halong Bay to Mui Ne, let us take you through some of the best.

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Travel showdown: Vietnam vs Laos vs Cambodia

Travel showdown: Vietnam vs Laos vs Cambodia


Man vs World

Ladies and gentleman, welcome to tonight’s main event: the ultimate travel showdown between three of Southeast Asia’s best travel destinations.They were the first three countries visited on my epic backpacking trip through the region and, as a result, they’re the ones that I feel I know best, ha

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 1: North Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Generally, Vietnam is a very safe country in which to travel. Compared to most major tourist cities in the West – Paris, London, New York, Rome – the streets of Vietnam’s urban centers are much less threatening. However, in some of the more popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, there are a handful of tourist scams and…

The Hungry Ghost Festival…What is it??

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Today marks an important event in the Lunar Calendar – The Ghost Festival or Hungry Ghost Festival! This festival typically starts from the 7th month in the Lunar Calendar and on the 15th Day, and lasts for a month. Why … Continue reading

Top Churches in Vietnam for Meaningful Christmas Eve

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Vietnam has several top churches for foreigners and locals to celebrate Merry Christmas. Christmas is the ideal time for the Christians to show off their great faith in their God and for the non-Christians to gather and memorize the last moments at the end of the year. Although this event has not been traditionally celebrated […]

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Off the Beaten Track in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog

Off the Beaten Track in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

Here are some suggestions on how to get off the beaten path in Vietnam and visit less touristy places.

THE BEST MONTH TO VISIT VIETNAM? SEPTEMBER!

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Yes, Vietnam is a great country to travel all year round depending on the region – but if you ask us which time of the year we like to travel most, it’s definitely the month of September! Here’s why: It’s … Continue reading

A (slightly) less touristy guide to Hoi An

A (slightly) less touristy guide to Hoi An


Anywhere&Here

It’s impossible not to be a total tourist in Hoi An, Vietnam. The streets are so pretty that you’ll find yourself snapping pictures every few steps. The high-end restaurants are a far c…

Join Photography Contest with Vietnam Visa Easy to get BIG prizes

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

We are proudly presenting to you our very first Photography Contest: Together We Travel the World. Share your most beautiful travelling moments of you and your loved ones to win many presents from Vietnam Visa Easy! What are you waiting for? Join us now to get big prizes! From 7th September to 14th September, all you …

How to enjoy your time in Vietnam

How to enjoy your time in Vietnam


Travelfish

Many visitors in Vietnam find themselves scratching their heads at some stage, wondering What on earth am I doing here?

One Month in Vietnam: A Complete Itinerary

One Month in Vietnam: A Complete Itinerary


Two Wandering Soles

Vietnam is a country filled with delicious food, friendly people and a rich history. We traveled for a little over one month backpacking this action-packed nation. The itinerary below is a perfect guide from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City for anyone visiting Vietnam for the first time. 

Moc Chau – The Dreamy Plateau

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Moc Chau is located in Son La province and known as one of the best destinations in north Vietnam for its unreal scenic landscape. Moreover, Moc Chau is also identified with rich culture of the ethnic minorities and friendliness of locals. Moc Chau plateau is also home to 12 ethnic minorities including Thai and H’Mong …

Not A Tourist in Dalat, Vietnam | GoAbroad.com

Not A Tourist in Dalat, Vietnam | GoAbroad.com


GoAbroad.com

Dubbed the ‘Land of Eternal Spring’, the Dalat in guidebooks seems to be filled with nothing but clichéd attractions. Turns out, it has MUCH more to offer.

A Guide for First Time Visitors to Hoi An, Vietnam - Contented Traveller

A Guide for First Time Visitors to Hoi An, Vietnam - Contented Traveller


Contented Traveller

A Guide for First Time Visitors to Hoi An, Vietnam. Hoi An is beautiful, and well known for it's UNESCO Ancient Town, lanterns, food, tailoring and more.

Northern Vietnam in one week: The ultimate guide

Northern Vietnam in one week: The ultimate guide

by Ellie Abraham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From big cities brimming with foodie fun, to landscapes so surreal they will blow your mind, Northern Vietnam sure won't disappoint.

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15 Best Beaches in Vietnam

15 Best Beaches in Vietnam


The Crazy Tourist

Vietnam, also known as Viet Nam or the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country in Southeast Asia and is highly frequented by tourists, especially backpackers, from around the world.Vietnam is strategically bordered with several other countries of importance in the tourist trail

Husband and Wife Cake – Banh Phu The

by Michael Nguyen @ Lotussia Travel | Expert Advice & Personalized Service

Lotussia Travel | Expert Advice & Personalized Service
Husband and Wife Cake – Banh Phu The

Banh phu the (literally “husband and wife cake”) or banh xu xe is a Vietnamese dessert made from rice with mung beans stuffing wrapped in a box made of pandan leaves. The dessert was traditionally given by a suitor but is now part of many wedding banquets. It is a typical cake that people use […]

Husband and Wife Cake – Banh Phu The
Michael Nguyen

Best South Vietnam Trekking Route Ta Nang – Phan Dung

by Khanh NGUYEN @ Hike the Off-the-beaten Path Vietnam with Hanoi Trekking Specialists

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Last updated on December 27th, 2017 at 04:17 amI did a trip to one of the most beautiful trekking path in Vietnam, Ta Nang Phan Dung. This was a 2-day trip with 40 km route. The 55km trekking route spans three provinces in southern central provinces of Lam Dong, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan –[...]

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5 Off The Beaten Track Destinations in Vietnam - Goats On The Road

5 Off The Beaten Track Destinations in Vietnam - Goats On The Road


Goats On The Road

This is a guest post from Anna, who is one half of the incredible duo over at Adventure In You. To learn more about Anna and Tom’s journey and their various projects, check out their website in the bio below. We loved travelling in Vietnam and hope you’ll love hearing about these 5 off track places …

​Vietnam’s touristy Hoi An losing serenity to annoying music - Tuoi Tre News

​Vietnam’s touristy Hoi An losing serenity to annoying music - Tuoi Tre News


Tuoi Tre News

There are about 100 bars and coffee shops across the ancient town

Northern Vietnam Trekking Non-Touristy Sapa Hill Tribe Villages

Northern Vietnam Trekking Non-Touristy Sapa Hill Tribe Villages


Hike the Off-the-beaten Path Vietnam with Hanoi Trekking Specialists

Northern Vietnam trekking tour is operated in the non-touristy region where local hill-tribal peoples and life is not effected yet by modern commercial life and mass tourism. Hill-tribal peoples met along trekking are from four ethnic groups, they are White H'mong, Red Zao, Zay and Ha Nhi.

Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour – You’ll find it’s more than a modern city

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Ho Chi Minh City – also known as Saigon – is no longer a strange destination for travellers visiting Vietnam. Arriving at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you are free to venture and explore a number of destinations in Vietnam, but believe me, don’t mistake Ho Chi Minh as another sprawling modern city without personality. With […]

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4 Day Non-Touristy Sapa Trek Vietnam, Sapa Trekking Tours Vietnam

4 Day Non-Touristy Sapa Trek Vietnam, Sapa Trekking Tours Vietnam


Lotussia Travel | Expert Advice & Personalized Service

The Sapa Trek Vietnam 4 days starts from Sapa, takes you to Seo Mi Ty, Den Thang, Ta Trung Ho, Nam Ngan, Nam Sang, Ban Sai, Nam Nhiu, Sin Chai, Nam Lang

The Ultimate Hanoi Shopping Guide – What to buy and where to buy it

by Graham Stein @ XO Tours Blog

We wrote a very popular shopping article focused on Ho Chi Minh City 2 years ago, and have since had many requests for a similar piece for Hanoi. Shopping posts are difficult to do however, because there are so many unique things that you can buy in Vietnam that it’s impossible to include everything in a single article. We…

A Fun Stay At Vietnam Backpacker Hostel: The Downtown Hostel (Hanoi)

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Written by Huong on Jul 13, 2016 The experience of backpacking through Southeast Asia would not be fulfilling without spending a night at a backpackers’ hostel. Among all the experiences I have had so far in Southeast Asia, one of … Continue reading

Exploring Charms of Tu Lan Cave System Vietnam

by Khanh NGUYEN @ Hike the Off-the-beaten Path Vietnam with Hanoi Trekking Specialists

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Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 01:52 amTu Lan cave system was discovered in 2009. The cave system now consists of eight caves, and still counting more, either wet, dry, small or big-scale, lying 70km northwest of the town of Phong Nha, Quang Binh province near Vietnam’s border with Laos. Tu Lan cave system[...]

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Touristy Sa Pa lures property developers

Touristy Sa Pa lures property developers


vietnamnews.vn

The Sa Pa tourist destination in the northern LaoCai Province has become a magnet for property developers, followingprojections that the number of tourists coming there would increasesharply.

The best cruises for less touristy Halong Bay travel experiences

The best cruises for less touristy Halong Bay travel experiences


babenationalpark

As one of the most talked about regions of Vietnam, travel fanatics have flocked to Halong Bay for decades, particularly since it was designated a UNESCO World Herita...

VBH Guide to Vietnamese TET New Year & The Year of the Rooster…

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

2017 represents the Year of the Rooster according to the zodiac. To the Vietnamese, the Rooster is one of the most important animals that govern human life. It’s an essential protein for nourishment but is also often used as an … Continue reading

Beyond the pho: a street-level guide to Vietnam’s tastiest food

Beyond the pho: a street-level guide to Vietnam’s tastiest food

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Yep, it does get better than banh mi.

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Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is seeing more and more visitors each year, with the actual number of tourists per year reaching well over 6 million.  Some areas in Vietnam, such as Halong Bay, Sapa, and Hoi An, are very beautiful but also packed with tourists year round.  Fortunately, if you want to get away from the crowds, you…

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