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What to Pack for Thailand – Thailand Packing List

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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Vietnam Travels - Hoi An - Lambs' Ears and Honey | A Food & Travel Blog

Vietnam Travels - Hoi An - Lambs' Ears and Honey | A Food & Travel Blog


Lambs' Ears and Honey | A Food & Travel Blog

Hoi An - a gracious and charming part of old Vietnam and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

Want to visit the Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern Capitals? Book flights to Beijing, Xian, Tokyo and Nanjing.

Motorbike Rider

Motorbike Rider

by Pham Hoang Mien @ Vietnam Travels – Mien's Blog

My first piece for Word Hanoi Magazine about Vietnamese backpacking motorbike road trips. Photo and words by me. Thanks to Nick Ross for editing. You can read the full article on Word Hanoi’s website.

2015 New Year Road Trip: Hanoi – Ha Giang – Cao Bang

2015 New Year Road Trip: Hanoi – Ha Giang – Cao Bang

by Pham Hoang Mien @ Vietnam Travels – Mien's Blog

Photos from my new year road trip to the splendid farthest northern part of Vietnam, also one of the most beautiful places of the whole country

The Best Things to do in Tasmania

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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Testimonial 2017

by huyen @ Vietnam Impressive

Testimonials 2015 Testimonials 2014 Testimonials 2011 Testimonials 2008 Testimonials 2016 Testimonials 2013 Testimonials 2010 Testimonials 2007  Testimonials 2018 Testimonials 2012 Testimonials 2009 Home Vietnam Impressive on press www.telegraph.co.uk www.vietnamimpressive.com is on Sunday Telegraph – one of the UK’s most important national newspapers. www.tripadvisor.com We are now on the world largest unbiased travel forum ready for […]

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Basket Boats, Chinese Fishing Nets & Non La Hats: A Thu Bon River Boat Ride From Hoi An, Vietnam

Basket Boats, Chinese Fishing Nets & Non La Hats: A Thu Bon River Boat Ride From Hoi An, Vietnam

by Tricia A. Mitchell @ Vietnam – Travels with Tricia

Along Hoi An, Vietnam’s riverside, numerous boat owners offer to rent their wooden vessels for journeys of an hour or more. Since Hoi An’s coastal position afforded it such a great trading fortune in centuries past, we were eager to explore the Mekong’s waters by boat. With a Vietnamese dong rate negotiated, we hopped onto the watercraft. […]

Holiday visa agreement

by Matthew Duong @ Vietnam Family Holidays, Tour Packages & Travel Services for Key Attractions at Affordable Prices

Australia and Vietnam have commenced a reciprocal work and holiday visa arrangement that will offer hundreds of young people opportunities to visit and work in the two countries, starting March 1, according to reports posted on the Vietnamese government’s official website. Each year, 200 eligible Vietnamese applicants will be granted visas to Australia, and 200 […]

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Merry Christmas 2017 From Lambs’ Ears and Honey

by Amanda @ Lambs' Ears and Honey | A Food & Travel Blog

Wishing all of my readers a wonderfully merry Christmas and the most joyous of new years. I’ll be back in early January with a competition – so stay tuned!  

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The Realistic Guide to Solo Travel

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

Y’know all these guides to solo travel, where the writer bangs on about how it’s going to be the ‘best time of your life’, you’ll meet ‘lifelong friends’ who’ll help you ‘find yourself’ and you’ll ‘be bitten by the travel bug foreverrrrr’ etc etc? Well, I’d say 99% of them are at least 88% exaggeration. Rose. Tinted. The Realistic Guide to Solo Travel Obviously, I’ve made a career out of […]

Best Travel Gifts for Kids this Christmas 2017

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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The Ultimate Itinerary of São Miguel Island (Made By An Azorean)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

São Miguel in the Azores is a vibrant garden in the middle of the Atlantic. With so many different landscapes and things to do there, planning a route to explore the island is essential. This is the exact road trip itinerary I use when I get friends visiting São Miguel island and now I’m sharing […]

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How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Vietnam is a country that runs on coffee. There is a cafe on just about every block in Saigon and Hanoi and they’re packed most of the day with a mix of locals leisurely sipping away enjoying the day and others grabbing a quick fix on their way to wherever they’re headed. The cafe culture in Saigon is why it’s one of our favorite cities in the world. To see the list of our favorite Saigon cafes, check out our post on it.

Coffee is brewed differently in Vietnam. It’s sort of a mix between the French press and pourover methods and despite producing great coffee, it’s surprisingly “low tech”. You won’t see any chem-lab looking siphons or giant blown-glass drip towers. Coffee is brewed in a little metal filter called a “phin”. Grounds go in, water goes in, and coffee ... Read More »

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Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

A bullet train ride on the Hakata-Minami Line in Fukuoka, Japan costs just ¥290 (under US$3). Alas, the end-to-end trip lasts just ten minutes.

The History of Hoi An's Ancient Town

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

Today, westerners know the Vietnamese city of Hoi An mostly as a tourist destination. Thanks to its proximity to the Marble Mountains and lovely China Beach, Hoi An draws many visitors each year. But at one point in its history, Hoi An was far more than a tourist destination; in fact, it was one of the most important seaports in all of Southeast Asia.

Early History of Hoi An

Hoi An was first settled by the Champa people, a Malay-Indonesian people who arrived in Vietnam from Java originally around 200 BC. In the first century AD, the Champas founded Hoi An. At that time, the city was called “Lam Ap Pho”, or Champa City.

The Champa Kingdom was a large and powerful one, and although My Son (which no longer exists except for a few ruins) was the Cham's spiritual capital, Hoi An was its commercial capital. In the first century, Hoi An was the largest harbour in Southeast Asia. From Hoi An, the Cham gradually built control over the spice trade, bringing great wealth to the city. From the seventh to the tenth centuries, Champa-dominated Hoi An ruled the trade in spices and silks, with their influence stretching as far west as Baghdad. The Cham exported aloe and ivory, and supplemented their trading income with calculated acts of piracy and caravan raids.

The Decline of the Champa Kingdom

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Vietnam Travel Guide: Phong Nha Cave – Ke Bang National Forest Guide

by administrator @ Vietnam Impressive

Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is located in the Bo Trach and Minh Hoa districts in the center of Quang Binh province. The park is bordered by Laos in the west. The road distances are about 500 km south of the capital Hanoi and 260 km north of the port city of Da […]

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combo Sapaly train

by huyen @ Vietnam Impressive

Reunification Trains Victoria Express Carriage China to Vietnam Trains Tours in Sapa   Combo Sapaly Train and Sapaly Hotel in Lao Cai: you are looking for a free & easy package for an amazing trip in Sapa? Taking overnight trains to Lao Cai, Sapaly Express and Sapaly hotel in Lao Cai provide a first class train service with good […]

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[Vietnam travel guide] Hanoi: The chaos and charms of the capital

[Vietnam travel guide] Hanoi: The chaos and charms of the capital


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Planning to explore Hanoi? Here's what you need to check out

The 19 Best Travel Accessories To Save Space, Time And Money In 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This article is a comprehensive list of all the items and travel accessories that make your life easier when you are on the road. Based on my personal experience and the latest trends out there. How many have you got already? Let me start by saying I’ve seen loads of lists of “must-have” travel accessories […]

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Overview of Rohan’s Travels to Vietnam

Overview of Rohan’s Travels to Vietnam

by The Social Poop @ Vietnam Travels – The Social Poop

  We planned our Vietnam int. six months prior to our trip, but packed the night before… On Christmas Eve. Yes… we packed on Christmas Eve, strange, right? Anyhow, my mom and Niam Jain Autism Artist (niamjain.com) decided to crash the bed early, leaving me and my dad to pick up the mess. Pack the…… Continue reading Overview of Rohan’s Travels to Vietnam

The Best Eco Yoga Mat to Energize Your Practice in 2018

by Stephen @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

If you’re looking for an eco yoga mat that is durable, comfortable, and non slip, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve tried all of these yoga mats and my reviews will help you choose the right mat for you body and your practice. Students are always asking me what yoga mat I use. Because […]

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Vietnam Travel Guide: Hue City and Sightseeing Guides

by administrator @ Vietnam Impressive

Bao Quoc Temple Camp Fuller and the Rock Pile Doc Mieu Hai Van Pass Hamburger Hill Ho Chi Minh Museum Ho Chi Minh’s Home in Hue Hue Monuments Conservation Center Khai Dinh’s Tomb Khe Sanh Thai Hoa Palace The Citadel and Imperial City The Dakrong Bridge and the Ho Chi Minh Trail The Flag Tower […]

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Surprising Bali – Discovering Balinese Wine With a Visit to Hatten Wines

by Amanda @ Lambs' Ears and Honey | A Food & Travel Blog

I’ll bet you didn’t even know that Balinese wine was a thing! Check out Hatten Wines and discover why you need to try the local drop on your next visit.

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My 31 Favorite Travel Tips From My 31 Years Of Age (Auch!)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Looking at my travel resume, I have been fortunate to have visited more than 30 countries in 4 different continents. About time to put together my favorite ever travel tips that work anywhere in the world. This year I’ve turned 31 years old (auch!) which also means 31 years of collecting travel experiences. With every […]

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Top places to visit in 2018

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

There are so many incredible places waiting to be explored in this world. Here are our top places to visit in 2018…   Vietnam The first of our Top Places to Visit in 2018 is Vietnam. This country is a long, narrow country neighboured by the South China Sea and the Laos and Cambodia borders. Vietnam is full of stunning …

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Where to Go in Vietnam in Winter

by Jade House @ Lily's Travel & Tours

Contrary to what you might imagine, Southeast Asia isn’t warm everywhere, all the time. While you can while away the winter months happily on the beaches of Southern Thailand and wander the temples of Angkor Wat below cloudless blue sky in December, other areas of Southeast Asia don’t have such perfect winter weather. Vietnam is […]

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This Phnom Penh Boutique Hotel is a Unique Retreat in the City Centre

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

This Phnom Penh boutique hotel is perfect for couples or families who want comfort, style, and a peaceful place to retreat after exploring the bustling city. There’s a special magic that happens when a hotel finds the right balance between comfort, design, and a welcoming atmosphere. TeaHouse Asian Urban Hotel, a welcoming boutique hotel in […]

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Our Snowy Night at the Manor Country House, Oxford

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

It took us SIX hours to get to the Manor Country House in Oxford, from Portsmouth, SIX HOURS. Unfortunately we’d (me and this new man I dropped into that catch up blog post)  decided to travel on the most difficult weekend of the year for the route, actually, not even weekend, day. Train strikes and inches of snow meant it was four trains, a two hour wait in the cold […]

When that romantic getaway turns into a solo journey

by Amanda Bensted @ ARoamerTherapy

It was meant to be a romantic holiday of fairytale proportions. And there I was, sprawled on our big bed in our spacious Osaka apartment, in my underwear, my hair dishevelled… … Consuming Pocky sticks by the packet, binge-watching Orange is the New Black, and trying to ignore my devastation at being abandoned by my lover midway through our trip. After our dreamlike holiday romance in Bali, I had spent two months counting down the days until I saw him again. I had images in my head of how the trip would go – a kind of Nicholas Sparks trailer of never-ending romance. So the reality came as something of a shock. His confused mess of emotions, in which his feelings for me were swallowed up entirely. My total inability to rekindle those feelings. Our attempts to recover what was lost by travelling as friends. Highs when he wrapped his arms around me, lows when he withdrew again. Then, eventually, a premature, flat farewell on a train platform. So how do you deal with the aftermath, when you’re in a foreign country, continuing on the same journey alone which you had planned to do with a romantic partner in tow? […]

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All Our Services Explained – How Can We Help You Travel Vietnam?

by Jade House @ Lily's Travel & Tours

Here at Lily’s Travel Agency, we like to think of ourselves as a one-stop shop for travel in Vietnam. With decades of experience under our belts (and a lot of passion for our home country!), we can help you organise everything from transport, accommodation, tours and even restaurant recommendations. From the moment you arrive we […]

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Road trip: Hanoi – Bac Kan – Cao Bang – Lang Son

Road trip: Hanoi – Bac Kan – Cao Bang – Lang Son

by Pham Hoang Mien @ Vietnam Travels – Mien's Blog

After the motorbike road trip in September to Mu Cang Chai and Sapa, our travel group set off again for the new year holidays. This time our trip covered a famous route in the North of Vietnam: Bac Kan – Cao Bang – Lang Son (Cao – Bắc – Lạng). It was almost a border road […]

Sapa: Hiking with the Hmong

by Amanda Bensted @ Vietnam – ARoamerTherapy

Tung had buck teeth and a smile that played about her eyes. She wore huge hoop earrings and indigo embroidered clothes that marked her out as a member of one of Vietnam’s highland minority groups, the Black Hmong. It’s hard to tour Sapa in Vietnam’s northwest without being mobbed by the Hmong. When my bus arrived in town, I barely caught a glimpse of the charming mountain village before my exit was blockaded by a horde of little ladies dressed in the trademark Hmong clothing: black hemp jackets and skirts embroidered with bold, geometric patterns in even bolder, contrasting colours. They covered their legs in cotton ribbons wound all the way up to the knee. On their backs they carried woven baskets as if they were backpacks. You can’t move through Sapa without Hmong women badgering you to buy their textile wares or join them on a hill trek. But you can’t really blame them. Tourism is what it’s all about in Sapa. It’s the town’s raison d’etre. And for good reason. Sapa resembles a Swiss alpine town, but with a greater tangle of electrical lines and more rundown façades. The main road snakes down a valley and is lined with enticing eateries and […]

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Trudeau travels to Vietnam with history, human rights and trade top of mind

Trudeau travels to Vietnam with history, human rights and trade top of mind


CBC News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Vietnam today for a two-day state visit ahead of the APEC summit, only the second such meeting between the two countries' leaders since the end of war and the normalization of relations.

Octopus Bar's Angus Brown shares Vietnam travels - Atlanta Magazine

Octopus Bar's Angus Brown shares Vietnam travels - Atlanta Magazine


Atlanta Magazine

It’s been precisely one month since Angus Brown, chef at Octopus Bar, left Atlanta for a culinary adventure that started in Vietnam and will include stints in Japan and Cambodia. Nhan Le, Brown’s partner at Octopus Bar, has been holding down the fort since Brown’s departure. Brown lucked out with the connections—Le’s family has hosted him, along with the cousin of Lanie Vu, proprietor of Dumpling Girl stands at East Atlanta and Grant Park farmers markets.

The Best Of Siquijor: Itinerary, Tourist Spots and Budget in 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Siquijor travel guide and itinerary has all you need to know to plan your trip to one of the best hidden gems of the Philippines. Dreamy waterfalls, secret tropical beaches and memorable sunsets await you in Siquijor: the island of fire! Siquijor island has been known as land of witchcraft, enchantments and sorcery. So […]

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Vietnam Travel | Places to visit in   Vietnam

Vietnam Travel | Places to visit in Vietnam


Rough Guides

Explore places to visit in Vietnam with Rough Guides: find out when to go, view itineraries and read about lakes, bays, street food and water puppets.

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN VIETNAM - The Hungry Suitcase

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN VIETNAM - The Hungry Suitcase


The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand enjoys a 50% return rate for foreign tourists. In contrast, Vietnam only pulls back 5% of visitors.Personally, I feel that Vietnam walks all over Thailand in almost every travel category except beaches. So, why do so many people have such bad experiences and never return to Vietnam?I hope the list I have made below helps out first-time visitors. It may seem cynical and anti-Vietnamese. It’s not. I love this country; I want you to love it, too. I’d just like to alert travelers to beware of the common first-time mistakes that may sour their experience of the local people and the country overall.Do your homework, know what to expect, and this is the most rewarding country in Southeast Asia to explore.Here goes:-1-TAKE YOUR VISA SERIOUSLY, VERY SERIOUSLY INDEEDYes, it seems like common sense, but I have seen tourists turned ... Read More »

Climbing Mount Pico: All You Need To Know For an Epic Hike

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

During my last trip to Azores, I had the pleasure of climbing Mount Pico in Pico island. Here’s my experience and how you can get to the top safely. While it’s not by any means amongst the tallest in the world, Mount Pico can be deceptively difficult to conquer which leads to many failed climb […]

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Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

Among the objects on display at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas, memorializing the city's favorite son, is a giant-size replica of the rocker's trademark glasses.

The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Scott Keyes turned a simple newsletter into a popular travel hacking site, Scott's Cheap Flights. In this interview, Scott tells us how he and his worldwide team find cheap flights using a combination of manpower and knowledge of industry trends. Every flight is hand-searched!

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Best Vietnam Tours with Kids

by Matthew Duong @ Vietnam Family Holidays, Tour Packages & Travel Services for Key Attractions at Affordable Prices

Overview: This is a very relaxing trip specially designed for the family with kids in the primary or secondary school. We will start from Hanoi city then going through many highlights of Vietnam including: Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoian, Ho Chi Minh, Phu Quoc then end in Ho Chi Minh city. The trip is […]

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Going Local in Rural Vietnam – Hue and Hoi An

by Jade House @ Lily's Travel & Tours

Do you travel for the people? Do you travel to make connections and to have local experiences? Good! Us too. And we have one fantastic piece of advice for you for finding this authentic kind of travel in Vietnam. That tip is to get yourself into the countryside. Travelling in rural Vietnam is an amazing […]

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Prime Minister to travel to Vietnam and Philippines

Prime Minister to travel to Vietnam and Philippines


Prime Minister of Canada

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that he will travel to Vietnam and the Philippines from November 6 to 14, 2017.The trip provides an opportunity for the Prime Minister to meet with partners in the Asia-Pacific region, and promote a progressive trade agenda that creates good, middle class jobs and more opportunities for people on both sides of the Pacific.

A Journey Through Madagascar: Notes on the Privilege of Travel

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

We travelers are a lucky bunch. It's easy to forget just how privileged we are to be able to travel the world. The truth is, most people rarely even leave their own country, let alone visit destinations all over the globe. My recent visit to Madagascar reminded me that it's important to keep this perspective in mind, and to give back to organizations that help the places we visit.

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How To Visit The Amalfi Coast, Vesuvius and Pompeii From Naples Independently

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

I’m sharing my full planning insights to visit Naples, Pompeii, Vesuvius and Amalfi Coast on a fully independent trip. I’ve used no expensive tours or agencies and I now show you how you can do the same. This is the fun and adventurous Italy! I just came back from a surprise trip I prepared to […]

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Things to do in Vietnam - 3 week Vietnam Itinerary - Thrifty Family Travels

Things to do in Vietnam - 3 week Vietnam Itinerary - Thrifty Family Travels


Thrifty Family Travels

Discover the best things to do in Vietnam in this 3 week Vietnam itinerary suitable for DIY travel, including where to stay, getting around & price guide.

8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

The big cities in Vietnam have a cafe culture that is virtually unknown to the rest of the world. Don’t expect a Chemex of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe with hints of blueberry and strawberry or an Aeropressed Kenyan. You might be able to locate one eventually, but not before tripping over scores of cafes serving up tumblers of coffee so dark it looks like used motor oil and smells like the most intense mocha you’ve ever had. It’s no secret that we love Vietnamese coffee and as a follow up to our very popular Saigon cafes list, we offer a list of some of our favorites in the northern capital city. Also be sure to check out our handy guide to ordering coffee in Vietnam.

So, in the event that you can’t find this guy rolling around town, keep scrolling and we’ve got ... Read More »

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Top 5 islands you must visit in Nha Trang

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

Nha Trang, Vietnam is one of the 29 most charming beaches in the world. Come to Nha Trang, you can not only lie under the sun, enjoy the picturesque sceneries and peaceful atmosphere but also have a nice tour around a lot of pretty islands. Here are the most beautiful islands that you cannot miss

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Homestay- a good choice among kinds of accommodation in Hanoi

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam- a wonderful destination for you in the Indochinese Peninsula. About Hanoi, maybe you can hear about traffic jam, noise and so on. However, a lot of foreign tourists come here every year. So, why? Over those, Hanoi still contains many traditional beauties and characteristics. They can be small ancient

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Halong Bay: Motorbike adventures

by Amanda Bensted @ Vietnam – ARoamerTherapy

Throughout Asia, I harboured dreams of whipping through the countryside on a motorbike. It’s the quintessential Asian adventure, right? The wind would lick at my hair and the breeze would cool me down. I’d scoot through out-of-the-way roads, waving congenially to locals zipping past me or looking on flabbergasted from the roadside. The freedom and independence would be beautiful and romantic. There was just one teeny, tiny setback. I had no confidence in my motorbiking abilities (a fear I am not alone in, it seems). Nor was it encouraging meeting numerous tourists carrying nasty scars or hospital bracelets as souvenirs from their own motorbike mishaps. No solo driving? No sweat; Vietnam is renowned for its Easy Rider programs, where motorcyclists take you on long-distance rides across the country. Plus if you’re a solo traveller, it’s pretty easy to pick up a more courageous fellow traveller to escort you on the back of their bike. And that’s exactly what I did. When fellow Hanoi hosteller Simon offered me (… OK, I may have begged) his teensy bike backseat, (on the proviso I secure my own bike helmet) for the ride to Halong Bay, I jumped at the opportunity. Screw the bus! […]

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Vietnam Travel Guide: Danang City and Sightseeings Guide

by administrator @ Vietnam Impressive

Son Tra Peninsula China Beach (Non Nuoc) My Khe Beach Nam O Beach Xuan Thieu Beach Bac My An Beach Marble Mountains Cham Museum   > Son Tra Peninsula  Son Tra Peninsula is a low mountainous area fully covered by forest . It is one of the city’s  lung. Son Tra Peninsula and the Hai […]

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How to Know When to Travel Anywhere – The Rove.me experience

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

We live in a rushed era where the “fast-food” concept has arrived to the travel world too. Many people out there can do a life of travel based on keeping a count of countries visited and bragging themselves because of it. But is that really the essence of traveling? For me, the whole purpose of […]

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Vietnam

Vietnam


Khiri Travel

Apart from the highlights that Vietnam has to offer, the best part of this country is to be out on the streets. Walking around Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh City’s Ben Than Market, Sapa’s terraces, Hoi An town, and trekking Vietnam’s numerous National Parks is what makes this country special.

Cheap travel to Vietnam - backpacking with KILROY

Cheap travel to Vietnam - backpacking with KILROY


KILROY

Buy your ticket to wonderful Vietnam with KILROY. We are experts in Vietnam and the rest of Asia, and we offer cheap flights, accommodation and exciting adventure tours.

Mekong Delta Two Day Tour

by Matthew Duong @ Vietnam Family Holidays, Tour Packages & Travel Services for Key Attractions at Affordable Prices

Overview:  Enjoy the Mekong Delta 2 day tour and praise for the whole adventure.  You will love the sunset over immense rivers and local ferry crossing in Mekong Delta. The night spent in their lodge will also be a highlight: back to basics in right way, wonderful food and impeccable service. With this two day […]

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Hue's Royal Tombs and Pagodas

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

The imperial capital of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945, Hue is filled with beautiful monuments, impressive architecture, and is especially well-known for its royal tombs. Sadly, the city suffered a lot of damage during the Vietnam War, due to its location close to the border of North Vietnam. American bombs damaged many of the historic sites at Hue, and once the war was over, the Vietnamese Communist Party intentionally neglected the remaining historic sites because they were seen as remnants of a “feudal regime”.

Happily for Vietnam and visitors to Vietnam, recent years have brought a change in policy, and the history of Hue is gradually being restored. Despite the damage done, Hue remains a beautiful, fascinating place to visit.

The Citadel

The Nguyen emperors made their home the Citadel, a massive stone fortress that conjures up more scenes of battle than of luxury – the Beijing Forbidden City this is not. Although it's referred to as 'ancient', the Citadel was built in the early 1800s, and covers an area of 6 km. Walls ten metres thick surround the outer edge, but inside are open courtyards filled with beautiful gardens and private apartments.

Vietnam's version of the Forbidden City was almost totally destroyed by French in the late 1940s. The Citadel became a battle site again in 1968 during the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War. Today, less than a third of the inner palaces and apartments remain. Renovations are starting to restore some of the Citadel's former glory.

Royal Tombs of Hue

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25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand, with over 26 million foreign entries in 2016, can be a very touristic place to visit. By some accounts, 20% of the Thai GDP is based on tourism (worldwide nations average about 10%). Thailand is often an entry point for all of Asia, a constant revolving door of tourists on short or extended trips. We’re writing this article to help you avoid getting your hand caught in that often dangerous door.

Thailand is a country that can live up to its high expectations and reputation. It really can be paradise. On the other hand, it can be a disappointing place filled with drunken pub crawlers, tourist scams, empty promises and subpar made-for-tourists versions of local dishes. Pad thai made with instant noodles? You’ll find it all over Phuket and Koh Samui. If you venture past the tourists districts, the food ... Read More »

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Campervan Budget for a 3-Month Road Trip

Campervan Budget for a 3-Month Road Trip

by Ben Zweber @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Traveling across the U.S.A. can be expensive, especially when you're living in a gas-guzzling campervan. Despite gas prices, you can still have a budget friendly road trip. We kept track of everything we spent during our 3 months on the road in the United States and broke it down by category for you to see. If you're planning your own campervan or RV road trip, you're going to want to read this.

Vietnam Travels

Vietnam Travels


ARoamerTherapy

Vietnam has it all, from heady culture to insane history, amazing scenery and beautiful people. Read up more on it here.

Should You Visit Sapa in Winter?

by Jade House @ Lily's Travel & Tours

Last week we wrote about where to travel in Vietnam in winter. One place we failed to mention? Sapa! Winter is certainly not the best time to visit Sapa, and visitors are often ill-prepared for the cold temperatures, but that isn’t to say you should miss it! There are even a few reasons why you […]

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Discover: Jakar

by @ Wikitravel

A cypress tree outside Kurje Lhakhang monastery in Jakar, Bhutan is claimed to have grown from Guru Rinpoche's walking stick.

A Vietnamese New Year’s Reminiscence

A Vietnamese New Year’s Reminiscence

by Tricia A. Mitchell @ Vietnam – Travels with Tricia

When I unpacked the wide-eyed, red and gold Vietnamese ox ornament last week, it reminded me why I love travel: serendipitous events, cultural immersion, and the opportunity to mingle with unassuming citizen diplomats. With today being the Vietnamese New Year, or Tết, it seems fitting to reminisce on a Hanoi happening from my travel memory bank that epitomizes […]

Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

When eating at Houston's restaurant in Kanab, Utah, tip the servers well; they pack pistols, although it's just for show -- allegedly.

The most spoken languages in Australia

by Matthew Duong @ Vietnam Family Holidays, Tour Packages & Travel Services for Key Attractions at Affordable Prices

Australia remains predominantly English speaking, despite having more than 300 languages used across the country. However, more than a fifth of Australians speak a language other than English at home, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday. The most common one is Mandarin, followed by Arabic, Vietnamese, Cantonese and Italian. […]

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These Are the Reasons I Actually LOVE Squat Toilets

by Amanda Bensted @ ARoamerTherapy

Dingy back alley toilets are just one of the many things that accompany a more adventurous trip to Asia. But if you’re a spendthrift backpacker and you’re engaging in some authentic, down-in-the-dirt Asian travel, you’re going to encounter the drop toilet at some point. And it’s going to be your only option. Oh yes, the possibility of it can strike fear into many a traveller’s heart. And I get it. Some of those toilets are squalid affairs with hairy spider carcases hanging off the walls and a few unsavoury smears over the tiles (if you’re lucky enough to get tiles!). But here’s the thing. Ever since my first epic Southeast Asian trip in 2013, I’ve thrived in the squat toilet environment. I relish it! Maybe not the squalid hole-in-the-ground toilets, but sanitised squat toilets? I’d choose it over the Royal Throne any day. So just what is it that’s converted me to squatting? Here are some solid truths about why squat toilets are actually a far better way of doing business… 1. They’re actually more sanitary OK, again, I’m begging you to differentiate between the cesspool toilets you can come across in some middle-of-nowhere Laotian village and the sparkling squatters […]

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10 Things to Do in Ninh Binh

by Jade House @ Lily's Travel & Tours

Just a few hours South of Hanoi, Ninh Binh is fast becoming one of the best loved destinations in Northern Vietnam. If you’ve seen the most recent rendition of Kong – Skull Island – you’ll have glimpsed some of the epic landscapes around this area. In real life it is just as beautiful, minus any […]

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Things to do in Bundaberg & Bundaberg Accommodation

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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Indulge in Guilt-Free Luxury at 7 of the World’s Best Green Retreats

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

These luxury green retreats may not be totally affordable but they are FABULOUS and guilt-free. Even if you travel on the cheap, these 7 eco retreats are all you need to fire up your 2018 travel dreams. Who doesn’t love to look at pictures of exotic retreats around the world? It’s even better when they […]

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Vietnam Holidays | Private Vietnam Tours with Enchanting Travels

Vietnam Holidays | Private Vietnam Tours with Enchanting Travels


Enchanting Travels

Vietnam holidays with Enchanting Travels introduce you to a breathtaking landscape that echoes with ancient wonders and French colonial influence.

Orphanage in Vietnam

Orphanage in Vietnam

by The Social Poop @ Vietnam Travels – The Social Poop

  Orphanage in Vietnam What is Agent Orange?  Agent Orange is a chemical weapon used by the US military during its herbicide war campaign in Vietnam. The US would disguise the gas like weapon in bombs. When the bomb exploded, the poisonous gas would spread across the area, wreaking devastation and disease to the populous. The…… Continue reading Orphanage in Vietnam

Vietnam’s Beautiful Northern Beaches on Quan Lan Island

Vietnam’s Beautiful Northern Beaches on Quan Lan Island

by Pham Hoang Mien @ Vietnam Travels – Mien's Blog

Some photos and travel tips to a beautiful island in Northern Vietnam

The Best Apps To Buy Cheap Flights On Your Phone (Updated for 2018!)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Finding a good and reliable travel app can be a hard task. In this article I will try to answer the question: which are the best apps to find cheap flights on your phone? Booking flights before vs now Not many years ago, you need an appointment with your travel agent to book a flight. We booked […]

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Travel loneliness and the one skill you need to deal with it

by Amanda Bensted @ ARoamerTherapy

My villa sat in the middle of rice paddies. It attracted dragonflies, butterflies and the occasional bats at night. I went to sleep to the hum of insects and awoke to the cock’s crow at the crack of dawn. Ducks waddled in a row through the rice paddies. The local farmers passing by never failed to smile. Sometimes they waved from afar or even attempted conversations in Bahasa and English with me. And yet in my first week in Bali, my overriding emotion was one of intense loneliness. Loneliness is natural and normal in travel We don’t talk about the loneliness enough, but it can be a fundamental part of travel – especially if you’re a solo traveller. Many times, when you’re in the right headspace, the solitude is welcome. Many more times, the friendships click easily into place, built on like-minded interests and a mutual need for company. Indeed, the last time I’d visited that same Balinese villa, I’d found myself in deep conversations and making plans with my housemates from the moment I arrived. But other times, especially when solitude is the last thing you want, it’s often the only thing you get. The universe likes to play […]

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Top 101 Unique Gift Ideas For Travelers

Top 101 Unique Gift Ideas For Travelers

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you’re looking for a gift for someone who loves to travel, but you can’t afford to buy them a flight around the world, we’ve got a ton of ideas for you - 101 ideas, to be exact! From super practical travel gear they’ll actually use to pretty gifts for their home, this is one of the most complete gift guide out there. We’re sure you’ll find the perfect unique gift for your favorite traveler!

Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Lagom is the key to unlocking the Swedish psyche, and it governs all aspect of Swedish society. In this interview, Lola A. Åkerström talks about why lagom is about more than just balance, and what it's like to assimilate into life in Sweden as a writer and photographer.

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Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

In the celebrated art colony of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can of course get paintings of the scenery of the southwestern United States, but did you know you can also get original paintings of Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote?

Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

On your way from Takaoka to the Vladivostok ferry? Take a look out the window: the name of the Himi train line means Ice-Watching.

More Cookbook Love and Christmas Inspiration

by Amanda @ Lambs' Ears and Honey | A Food & Travel Blog

Another collection of cookbook love to inspire your Christmas shopping list – or just to inspire you. You know, there’s no such thing as too many cookbooks. Once again the

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The Best Hotels in Lombok for all Budgets

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips

Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips


the Guardian

Beautiful countryside, delicious food and fascinating culture ... readers share the most memorable places and experiences from their travels, often discovered in the company of knowledgeable locals

Best Family Holiday Vietnam

by Matthew Duong @ Vietnam Family Holidays, Tour Packages & Travel Services for Key Attractions at Affordable Prices

Overview:  Best family holiday Vietnam was designed for families with children, teenagers and other members who want to explore key cultural attractions of Vietnam in a slow pace. We will start from Hanoi city, exploring its elegance, cultural charm and fun places including museums and water puppet theatre. In Halong Bay, we cruise through beautiful sceneries, grottoes […]

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Vietnam Travel Guide

Vietnam Travel Guide


Stray Asia

Essential information about visas, currency, climate, how to get around and guides to "must-see" destinations that Stray Asia visits.

How to style your night out in Hanoi

by Amanda Bensted @ Vietnam – ARoamerTherapy

Whether it’s huddled on tiny plastic stools cluttering a footpath, admiring a rooftop view over Hoàn Kiếm Lake, or strutting down a strobe-lit dance floor, Hanoi offers a night life to suit any taste. Hanoi’s nightly drinking venues are easily divisible into three broad categories: ultra-informal, chic but casual, and top-end decadence. Ultra-informal Any visit to Vietnam is incomplete without trying bia hoi at some point. Bia hoi is home-brewed beer sold from impromptu street-side establishments that vanish during the day. Image courtesy of Hanoi Weather. At night, lights are strung up over tree branches and tiny plastic stools and tables sprawl over pavement and onto the roads. Bia hoi is served in plastic pints for 5000 dong, or just 25 cents. These places are popular among locals and the more daring tourists, who looked around wide-eyed and bewildered. Every hour, police cruise along the street. Those people sitting on stools in the gutter are made to rise and move to the footpath, but once the police disappear, the gutter sprawl returns. At my favourite bia hoi, an entrepreneurial landlord rented out his outhouse, accessed by a long, dark alleyway.  He siat in the doorway and demanded 2000 dong for the privilege of using his unlit, […]

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Vietnam travel guide & advice for your next visit

Vietnam travel guide & advice for your next visit


Travelfish

Vietnam, Asia's hottest destination. From postcard-perfect beaches and glowing white ao dais, this can be a very rewarding destination

6 (Non-Millennial) Solo Female Travelers Share Their Travel Wisdom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Solo female travel isn't just for millennials! In this column, Kristin Addis introduces us to some older solo female travelers who are following their dreams to see the world. These women come from all backgrounds and all walks of life, proving it's never too late to start traveling.

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Reunification Train Hanoi-Saigon Vietnam Information and Service

by administrator @ Vietnam Impressive

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by Arturo Guerrero @ Legend Travel

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Eco-Friendly Products for Responsible Travelers

Eco-Friendly Products for Responsible Travelers

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Traveling responsibly is so much easier when you're prepared and have the right tools. This list of eco-friendly travel gear will help you travel more sustainably and will lessen your footprint on the environment. 

Tour Passes with TruTravels- The easiest way to travel South East Asia!

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

Your opinion matters… Why tour passes? Well, we have been running trips throughout South East Asia for four years now, from one tour to thirteen across 5 countries and we wouldn’t be where we were today if it wasn’t for all you wonderful travelers! We have been offering combo trips for the past two years now which have proven super …

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Mekong & Phu Quoc island (5 days, 4 nights)

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

Starts in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Finishes in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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Vietnam Holiday with Teenagers

by Matthew Duong @ Vietnam Family Holidays, Tour Packages & Travel Services for Key Attractions at Affordable Prices

Overview: Our Vietnam holiday with teenagers starts from the South of Vietnam. We enjoy a river boat cruise through densely connected networks of rivers and canals in the Mekong Delta, passing through colorful floating markets and orchards. Then we have a day visit to its key historic sites including the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum and […]

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Phnom Penh: Beyond Cambodia’s Temples

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

4 Reasons Why You Should Visit Phnom Penh Our Cambodia tours all visit Phnom Penh. With the perfect mix of history, culture and nightlife, Cambodia’s eclectic capital is the perfect place to begin your adventure. # 1. Central Market Phnom Penh’s Central Market, or Psar Thmei as the locals call it, sits inside an impressive art deco inspired domed building. All …

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Museums in Saigon

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

Vietnam has a fascinating 2,000 year history and there is plenty to learn about the country's past and how it affects life today. Sadly, however, while there are some excellent museums in Vietnam not all live up to the same standard - many are lengthy photo galleries with few English translations of the contexts or history behind the photos, leaving the visitor bewildered even if they have some prior knowledge of the subject.

That being said, if you choose the right museums on your trip you can learn a great deal and begin to appreciate more the rich history of this country.

The Museum of Vietnam's History
(Inside the gates of the HCMC Zoo/Botanical Gardens, Le Duan, District 1)
Possibly one of the best museums we've seen in Vietnam, the natural history museum of Ho Chi Minh City manages to chart the country's history from prehistoric times and 10,000 year old artifacts to the wars with China and the numerous dynasties that have shaped the development of the Vietnamese nation over time. There are some fantastic examples of sculpture and art from the Cham and Oc Eo civilizations, statues of Buddhas from across the region, collections of porcelain and art from various historical periods and a even a mummy found preserved in Saigon. The narratives on the walls throughout the museum also go some way to helping the visitor understand the many periods of Vietnamese history, with only a few gaps. Highly recommended.

The War Remnants Museum
(28 Vo Van Tan, District 3)

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Must-try dishes before leaving Ha Giang

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

Ha Giang is one of the most beautiful places in northern Vietnam. With 90% of the population are ethnic minorities, Ha Giang is diverse in the culture. It offers visitors interesting experiences not only by its majestic natural landscapes but also a lot of culinary specialties. Visiting this mountainous province, it would be a miss

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Discover: Kratie

by @ Wikitravel

The interior of the Phnom Sombok temple in Kratie, Cambodia is decorated with torture scenes for the edification of the non-virtuous visitor.

The Most Complete Travel Guide to Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This easy-to-follow Pico travel guide contains all you need to know to explore Pico island in Azores. Find out the best places to go and how to budget and plan your itinerary. And of course, what and where to eat. Let’s get started! Each island in the Azores has its own charm and appeal. There’s […]

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Need to Get Your Cookbooks Sorted? Win a Year’s Subscription to Eat Your Books!

by Amanda @ Lambs' Ears and Honey | A Food & Travel Blog

Get an organised start to the year with a fabulous tool that helps you to use all of your precious cookbooks – win one of three annual subscriptions to Eat

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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. 

A Year in Review (And a Needed Break)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

As dawn broke on this year, I was excited for a fresh start. Last year, I dealt with panic attacks and anxiety from taking on too many projects, a breakup that left me heartbroken, and a mini-identity crisis from settling down. But that “greatest worst year of my life” set the stage for a year […]

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How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Celinne da Costa spent a year traveling the world and relying on the kindness of strangers to host her. She stayed with 70+ strangers in 17 countries across four continents. In this interview, Celinne tells us how she did it all, with surprisingly very few hiccups along the way.

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by Arturo Guerrero @ Legend Travel

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Vietnam Adventure: How to Get the Most from Your Mindful Travels in Vietnam

Vietnam Adventure: How to Get the Most from Your Mindful Travels in Vietnam


My Five Acres

Want to get the most from your Vietnam adventure? This guide answers all your Vietnam travel questions, like where to stay & eat, safety in Vietnam for solo travel, what to pack, and which tourist traps to avoid. Plus we share our ideal Vietnam itineraries for 1 week to 1 month in the country!

The best propaganda museums in Vietnam

by Amanda Bensted @ Vietnam – ARoamerTherapy

No matter where you grow up, you’re always going to hear a slightly skewed version of historical events. As an Australian, I learned briefly in high school about the trauma Aussie soldiers – and their American allies – experienced during Vietnam War. But travelling to the country itself gives you an entirely new, and often thoroughly biased, perspective on events. Vietnam’s museums provide quality displays and fascinating stories you often don’t hear back home. But many of them do portray an interesting version of events. Here are three Vietnamese museums that display a more obvious inclination towards Vietnamese propaganda, sometimes to the point of hilarity: War Remnants Museum – Ho Chi Minh City Type ‘Vietnamese propaganda museums’ into Google and the words War Remnants Museum dominate the page. Nestled away in a leafy downtown suburb in Ho Chi Minh City, this museum is dedicated to the Vietnam War – or, as it is more suitably called in Vietnam, the American War. It is a first-class museum, an imposing grey concrete structure that makes you tremble just to look at it. And perhaps that’s the museum’s point, because as I wandered through the well-presented exhibits, I got a sense, as an Australian, […]

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Lan Ha Bay: Rice wine & karaoke with the fishermen

by Amanda Bensted @ Vietnam – ARoamerTherapy

Our hosts poured us all another tipple of rice wine, prompted us to hold our shot glasses high in the air, and counted down to take the shot. The wine slipped down my throat, burning my insides along the way, and when I slammed the glass upside down on the wooden floorboards, the room swayed. Literally: it swayed. Because we were dining in a fisherman’s hut moored to one of the limestone pinnacles that define the Ha Long Bay region. This wasn’t what I had dreamed of when I chartered a boat with 3 other travel friends to cruise around Lan Ha Bay overnight with Asia Outdoors. But I certainly wasn’t complaining. No plush ocean liner could have beaten this experience. We had a big wooden boat all to ourselves, with a cabin filled with tables and chairs and a roof decked out with cushions for us to sit back and enjoy the view. And it was to be a mighty one. Lan Ha Bay cruise Lan Ha Bay might take second place to Ha Long Bay, but that doesn’t make it any less beautiful; just more down-to-earth. It doesn’t get the crowds Halong Bay attracts – and it’s got something […]

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How To Get From Lisbon Airport to City Center (Without Getting Scammed)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Find out how to conveniently get to some of the most popular places in Lisbon’s city center. First tip: stay away from taxis! Lisbon is one of the most charming capitals in Europe. There are many unique things to do, see and taste here, ensuring you have a memorable time. I recommend that you stay […]

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Vietnam Travel Guide: Hoian and My Son Sightseeing Guides

by administrator @ Vietnam Impressive

Cantonese Assembly Hall Central Market Chinese Assembly Hall Fukian Assembly Hall Hai Scout Cafe Hainan Assembly Hall Hoian Cathedral Tradditional Handicraft Japanese Covered Bridge Miss Vy’s School of Cooking Museum of History and Culture Museum of Trade Ceramics Old House of Tan Ky Quan Cong Temple Red Bridge Cooking School The Old House of Phung […]

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Off the beaten track tours in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Off the beaten track tours in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.


mrlinhhomestay

Mr Linh’s Adventure is a professional, enthusiastic travel company, specialising in off-the-beaten-track and jungle adventure tours in remote areas Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

SURVIVING BORACAY ALONE

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

In March of 2012, I was nearly finished with a 3-week journey moving west through the Visayas region of The Philippines. Visayas is famous for beach and diving destinations. I have never been very interested in beaches, so I was focused on the cities of Cebu, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Iloilo and Kalibo. I did, however, have a beach destination as my final stop before flying out of the country. That beach was the most famous beach in all of The Philippines- Boracay. I was all by my sad self during these weeks in the Philippines. I’d met people here and there along the way, but I didn’t join a backpacker caravan or fall in love. So, how is it traveling to Boracay alone, anyway?

Often beach destinations entice travelers of impossibly clear turquoise waters bookended by eternal sunrises and sunsets. So often, ... Read More »

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The bright, bold world of splashy home decor brand SmithHönig

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

SmithHönig, a maker of wild and bright home fabrics and decor inspired by travel, has formally been a company for less than a year. But its founders, Melanie Hönig and Kellie Smith, have been creative collaborators for more than a decade. They met when Hönig hired Smith, an interior designer, to work on her home. “She came over, and we were supposed to talk about window treatments,” says Hönig, a photographer and travel blog author. “About four hours, a bottle of wine, and a box of chocolates later, we knew we wanted to work on something together.”

Traveling with a Teenager in Vietnam: Travels with Luke

Traveling with a Teenager in Vietnam: Travels with Luke


GET In the HOT Spot with Annabel Candy

Travelling with a teenager in Vietnam is fun. There's lots to see and the food's good. Here's what I enjoyed about travelling with a teenager in Vietnam.

32 Easy & Creative Travel Photography Tips

32 Easy & Creative Travel Photography Tips

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you want to improve your photography skills so you can take better travel photos, you've come to the right place! Whether you’re a total newbie to taking pictures, or you’re an experienced photographer trying to polish your skills, this article is full of photography tips and hacks for people of all levels. 

Let’s Send Another Set of Students Abroad (Exciting Updates from FLYTE)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Two years ago I started FLYTE, a charity designed to help students from underserved communities see the world. Since then, we have raised over $100,000 and sent three classes on trips around the world. Here are updates on the organization.

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Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

Chippewa Square in Savannah, Georgia was the site of the bus stop in the movie Forrest Gump, but don't look for the famous bench; it was just a prop.

Southern Vietnam Discovery (6 days, 5 nights)

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

Activities: cruises, history, culture
Starts in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Finishes in Ho Chi Minh City

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Hoian cooking class – best way to explore Hoian’s cuisine

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

With uncountable restaurants, no matter what their location or size, offering courses lasting from an hour to a day long, with the prices significantly ranging, it is not hard to join a Hoian cooking class. The luxury Indochina tours ThuanTinh island cookery class Joining Thuan Tinh cooking class, you will experience a few additional activities.

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To Market, To Market: Scenes From Vietnam

To Market, To Market: Scenes From Vietnam

by Tricia A. Mitchell @ Vietnam – Travels with Tricia

The stalls and baskets of Vietnam’s traditional markets overflow with a colorful spectrum of tempting produce: spiky green durian fruit, porcupine-like pink rambutans, chubby carrots, and spring-green onions that could inflict tickling torture. Ladies clad in nón lá hats share the new day’s gossip while selling mountains of rice paper, slabs of tofu, live chickens, flowers and herbs. […]

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.

Places to Visit in NSW with Kids

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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Shan Tuyet green tea in Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

Ha Giang is province which has the oldest Shan Tuyet trees in Vietnam. Are you wondering why the green tea is growing here better than other places? In Ha Giang, Shan Tuyet tree is located throughout most of the districts which generally have an elevation of 300 to 1000 meters. Phin Ho village is located

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33 Travel Memes That Accurately Describe Going On A Vacation

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

A collection of funny travel memes and GIFs that are real AF and perfectly describe any of your last vacations. Featuring some of my favorite ones ever! Going on a trip is full of funny situations that happen over and over. I’ve put together what usually happens to me and went looking for memes and […]

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Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

Among the artifacts displayed at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland is a flag from Hitler's staff car. (Don't ask how they got it.)

Sharing Some Cookbook Love – Christmas Shopping Ideas

by Amanda @ Lambs' Ears and Honey | A Food & Travel Blog

It’s been a while since I devoted a whole post to my cookbook addiction, so this is well overdue! My new cookbook crushes will appeal to all food lovers. My

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Climb up to the top of Indochina: Mount Fansipan in Vietnam

Climb up to the top of Indochina: Mount Fansipan in Vietnam

by Pham Hoang Mien @ Vietnam Travels – Mien's Blog

So finally I’ve decided to do that trekking trip to the top of Mount Fansipan, the peak of three countries in former Indochina (Laos-Vietnam-Cambodia), located in the North of Vietnam, in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Trekking up to the top of the highest mount to hug that triangle metal piece saying “Fansipan 3,143m” […]

Discover: Jacksonville

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Fort Caroline National Memorial in Jacksonville, Florida, don't expect to see the eponymous fort itself; it's now beneath the waters of the St. John's River.

A Beach Hopping Vietnam Itinerary

by Olivier De Paolis @ Lily's Travel & Tours

With 3,200km of coastline, Vietnam is an amazing place to beach hop. Travelling from South to North, or vice versa, each town and region offers new beaches, new foods and new experiences. You can make the journey by bus or train, or you can even venture off on your own set of two wheels, to […]

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Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

UPC Arena in Graz, Austria was renamed in 1997 to honor native son Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the old name was restored in 2005 over the governor's support of the death penalty.

7 Unique Experiences and Things To Do in Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

These are some of the most unique things to do in Pico you can’t miss when you’re in the island. Pico is the second largest island of the Azores archipelago – after São Miguel. Despite being the most obviously volcanic, it still boasts an incredible variety of landscapes. Between the green meadows, the lava fields, […]

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10 THINGS I CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Recently I’ve taken a four-month break off of travel to settle into a comfortable life in a quiet town. It’s been nice, mostly.

I do miss packing and unpacking the bags. I miss tossing away ripped up socks, giving away paperback books, and moving what’s left of my big shampoo into a small little shampoo thingy.

Some things are essential to have packed and ready to grab when I’m on the road. I will not include the obvious things like a camera, computer, passport, etc. These following are the little home run hitters that are easy to forget about, but always needed:

1. DENTAL FLOSS

I like to eat. I like to eat meat. I like eating late. My teeth are spaced fairly far apart from laughing too much. Stuff gets in there and I need to get it out. I’ve often been wandering ... Read More »

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Photo du Jour: Nap Time in Saigon

Photo du Jour: Nap Time in Saigon

by Tricia A. Mitchell @ Vietnam – Travels with Tricia

Despite the noise of thousands of whizzing motorbikes, a man in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam managed to catch some zzzzs in an ergonomically challenging position. When I snapped this shot, a man looking out the neighboring restaurant window flashed me a wide grin. He signaled his approval of the captured Kodak moment with a […]

Lily's Travel Agency - Come and find the Vietnam of your dreams

Lily's Travel Agency - Come and find the Vietnam of your dreams


Lily's Travel & Tours

Group and private tours all over the North of Vietnam. We will help you plan the perfect trip away and show you the best of this beautiful country.

Memorable Family Journey

by Matthew Duong @ Vietnam Family Holidays, Tour Packages & Travel Services for Key Attractions at Affordable Prices

Overview: Our trip starts in busy and bustling Saigon. We visit its key historic sites including Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum and the fascinating Notre Dame Cathedral. We enjoy a river boat cruise through densely connected network of rivers and canals in the Mekong Delta, passing through colorful floating markets and orchards. A home stay in an island is a trip […]

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An Awesome 2-Week Thailand Itinerary (For First-Timers)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This article will help you craft your very own Thailand travel itinerary. After reading this, you’ll be ready for a trip to one of the most adventure-packed destination in the world! Thailand is a one of a kind place in the world. Despite getting 30M of tourists every year – some spots are already lost […]

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Testimonial 2018

by huyen @ Vietnam Impressive

Testimonials 2015 Testimonials 2014 Testimonials 2011 Testimonials 2008 Testimonials 2016 Testimonials 2013 Testimonials 2010 Testimonials 2007  Testimonials 2017 Testimonials 2012 Testimonials 2009 Home Vietnam Impressive on press www.telegraph.co.uk www.vietnamimpressive.com is on Sunday Telegraph – one of the UK’s most important national newspapers. www.tripadvisor.com We are now on the world largest unbiased travel forum ready for […]

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Vietnam Tips And Tricks: 26 Key Things To Know Before Your Trip

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This list of useful tips and tricks of Vietnam is mostly intended for first-time visitors but it can help anyone achieve a safe and worry-free travel. It should alert you for common mistakes and prepare you for traveling to one of the most amazing countries on Earth. I mean it. Not gonna lie: Vietnam is […]

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by Arturo Guerrero @ Legend Travel

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Must do in Brisbane: Things to do in Brisbane with Kids

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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Lisbon Travel Blog: Complete City Guide for 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Lisbon travel blog and guide has all you need to know to plan your trip to the trendiest hotspot in Europe right now. Budget, tourist traps and places not to miss vs main tourist traps, places to eat and of course insider tips. After all I’ve lived in Lisbon for a decade! I know […]

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Why you need to get to the Philippines!

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

Everyone is raving about the Philippines as the hottest destination for 2018. From snorkeling with turtles, diving into crystal waters and relaxing under palm trees, there is something for everyone…   Boracay The heart of the Philippines and a popular choice by travellers is Boracay. With a 5km long white sandy beach, it’s stunning, jaw dropping scenery doesn’t make it …

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Historic Housing on Lewis – The Uniquely Preserved Arnol Blackhouse

by Amanda @ Lambs' Ears and Honey | A Food & Travel Blog

The Arnol Blackhouse is a carefully preserved example of a much-loved way of living that was once common in the Hebrides, but has now totally vanished. For hundreds of years

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Why don’t we ever talk about the bad days?

by Amanda Bensted @ ARoamerTherapy

Yesterday, I had a long wait in Yogyakarta Airport thanks to flight delays. I was in one of those troughs characteristic to solo travel, coming right off a soul-soaring high. I was sleep deprived, hung over, and sad at having had to farewell more like-minded travel souls. Another hostel family loved and lost. But I was also excited to begin my next journey in Bali. I anticipated rice paddies, hipster heaven and a whole bathroom to myself. This wasn’t a bad day. Yet when I was sitting by the mobile charging docks waiting for my phone to juice up, I started talking to a Dutch guy who was on his first ever solo trip overseas. He was heading home, having reduced his trip from 6 weeks to two. On the second day of his holiday, he was involved in a car accident in Jakarta and spent a night in hospital with minor injuries. Tired, jet lagged, injured and suffering culture shock, he decided to hell with it and brought forward his home-bound flight. It takes courage to admit defeat. In this exhibitionist, social media-frenzied world, it takes courage to confess that it isn’t all orange sunsets and tequilas by swimming […]

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Night Markets in Saigon

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

While they may not be as bright and shiny as malls or supermarkets, night markets have their own character and are popular destinations for local people and travellers alike. For many travellers the day is just too hot to spend shopping, and the cooler night air offers an ideal opportunity to grab some souvenirs, while for locals the evening is an ideal time to meet and gather outside and share a meal or a drink under the stars.

There is an enormous variety of goods on offer including clothes, footwear, hats. hair clips, jewellery, watches..etc The prices are normally cheaper than day markets or supermarkets as the sellers pay less for the rent, so there are some great bargains to be had. As well as the choice in souvenirs there's also a great range of food, with many street vendors setting up shop to take advantage of the passing trade.

Some night markets specialise in cheap goods for students and workers, and are located out of town near universities and textile factories, such as the huge Ky Hoa night market on Cao Thang in District 10, where many student live. In these markets the prices are often cheaper than in town and less bargaining is necessary; many people also come to these markets and buy wholesale to stock their shops in town.

The food in Ky Hoa is delicious and surprisingly cheap, just $1 for a bowl of noodles or a plate of broken-rice with grilled pork and fried egg, plus a glass of sugar cane juice on the side. You will find a similar atmosphere at Binh Tay / Cho Lon, Hoa Hung and Ba Chieu night markets.

Ben Thanh Night Market

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Where to go for breakfast in Hanoi

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

A steaming bowl of beef noodle soup for breakfast is not bad. But it is not everyone’s idea of an ideal breakfast, especially foreigners, whose tastes, lie more in the direction of waffles or croissants, eggs and bacon. If you want to give noodle soup a break, let’s check out some options below. Let’s go

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What Our Clients Say About Us

by Jade House @ Lily's Travel & Tours

We aren’t usually ones to toot our own horn but we receive so many amazing comments and reviews that we thought that we’d share some with you today. We want to show you that when we say we can help you travel Vietnam easily, cheaply and with as many fun activities as possible, we mean […]

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Vietnam Tours

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

Is it best to explore Vietnam on a guided tour?

Vietnam is a beautiful country with a great deal to offer the visitor. However it is also a country that can be very tiring and at times frustrating to navigate, particularly when short on time. Yet travelling independently can be extremely rewarding, so should a traveller go it alone or seek the help of professionals?

It is hard to give a general answer for all visitors as it really depends on what you wish to get from your trip. If you simply want a holiday, perhaps with a bit of culture thrown in then why not book independently - you can find a luxury resort around the beaches of Mui Ne or Hoi An that will offer a great chance to relax and unwind, with daytrips to nearby sights and attrations that can offer a glimpse of life in Vietnam, should you get bored of the beach.

If you're a budget traveller, a backpacker short on money but with plenty of time, for a real adventure we would highly recommend travelling independently. You are in the unique position of being able to explore the nooks and crannies of the country where few would normally venture, to take the time to meet local people and ask where they would go and visit if they could. Furthermore, the cheap tours available to budget travellers are normally geared towards economies of scale, with rigid itineraries, packed buses and a fairly generic feel, so little is to be gained by taking the pre-planned route.

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Vietnam free travel guides - CHOICE

Vietnam free travel guides - CHOICE


CHOICE

Getting from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City airport to your hotel, and why you shouldn't tell your kids the legal drinking age in Vietnam.

Vietnam Travels - Himalayan Glacier

Vietnam Travels - Himalayan Glacier


Himalayan Glacier

Astonishingly exotic and utterly compelling, Vietnam is a country of breathtaking natural beauty with an incredible heritage that quickly becomes addictive. From Halong Bay, which is surrounded by spectacular beaches and renowned for its delicious seafood, to cities like Hue, which was once the capital of Vietnam during the Nguen Dynasty which is a UNESCO…

This is what it’s like to not have a place called “home”

by Amanda Bensted @ ARoamerTherapy

I recently connected with Yasmin Helal, travel writing at Living Among the Locals. In this post, she explains what it’s like to be so nomadic that you lose sight of what’s “home”. I have been a traveller long before I can remember. One of my earliest memories is of myself clutching my sister’s warm hands as we both walked to preschool, with Kurdistan’s icy mountains in the background. That was before I could make a distinction between different cultures. It was a time when I didn’t care about being at home. I would have never guessed that I’d spend the rest of my life yearning for being at home. At some point in 1988, when the winter got colder and the war got bloodier, we fled in the darkness of the night, after which we crossed the borders by foot to Iran. Despite the high mortality rate among children and my parents’ war injuries, we made it alive. Permanent limbo I did feel at home in the few years that followed in Cairo. Those years were probably the closest I will ever feel at home. I’m told that even if I returned, I won’t feel the same. Cairo is a […]

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Is Naples Safe For Tourists? What You (Really) Need To Know

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

It’s 2017 so time to sort this drama once and for all. Is Naples safe for tourists or not? Let’s spill the truth! It’s the elephant in the room of every discussion around Naples. Just like happened when I visited Rio de Janeiro, most of my conversations before heading to Italy’s third largest city had […]

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Sunday Lunch at Longview Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills

by Amanda @ Lambs' Ears and Honey | A Food & Travel Blog

Exceptional wine, fabulous food, stunning views –  take a drive up to the Adelaide Hills and enjoy Sunday lunch at Longview Vineyard.   After a pretty torrid beginning to the new

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Holidays at Thien Cam Beach, Ha Tinh Province

Holidays at Thien Cam Beach, Ha Tinh Province

by Pham Hoang Mien @ Vietnam Travels – Mien's Blog

Photos and a few travel tips for Thien Cam beach, a highlight of Ha Tinh province in the center of Vietnam

Best Places to Visit in South Australia

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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Where to go in Ha Giang

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

Ha Giang is the province in the North of Vietnam with many beautiful destinations. With the epic landscapes here, it is very worth being discovered. Coming to Ha Giang, tourists can see the endless roads, unique terraces and more than that. Therefore, you shouldn’t miss Ha Giang in your holiday. The followings will help you

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Vietnam: Breathtaking Beauty and Indomitable Spirit

Vietnam: Breathtaking Beauty and Indomitable Spirit


The Nation

The Vietnam War (known as the “American War” in Vietnam) left an indelible imprint on both the land and people of this small Southeast Asian country, yet m

Vietnam Travels: Special Packages for Holidays and Tours

Vietnam Travels: Special Packages for Holidays and Tours


Vietnam Family Holidays, Tour Packages & Travel Services for Key Attractions at Affordable Prices

Vietnam Travels: Tours and Holidays with kids, teenagers, children: Special travel packages. Discounts for trips with toddlers visiting key destinations

Australia and Vietnam to reinforce multifaceted ties

by Matthew Duong @ Vietnam Family Holidays, Tour Packages & Travel Services for Key Attractions at Affordable Prices

The agreement was reached in talks held by Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ and his Australian counterpart, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce; as well as working sessions with Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo in Canberra. The Australian […]

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LIVE LIKE A LOCAL: RENT A SHORT-TERM APARTMENT WHILE TRAVELING

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

If you want to experience the true life of a place, experience it like a local: get an apartment in a true neighborhood. Wake up to the sounds of street vendors and garbage trucks. Be recognized with a smile by your local noodle-slinger.

If a city strikes your fancy, rent an apartment for a month and stick around for awhile.

Another advantage of worldwide Internet networking is that it allows us to exchange short-term apartments without going through an agent or company. Check the New York City craigslist sublet page and you’ll find plenty of Parisians happy to exchange their Left Bank apartment for a little temporary stepping stone on the Upper West Side. Though apartment exchanges are rare in Asia, there are plenty of expats and locals alike who will be vacating their adobe and happy to have someone trustworthy in ... Read More »

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Road Trip: Hanoi – Moc Chau – Son La – Pha Din

Road Trip: Hanoi – Moc Chau – Son La – Pha Din

by Pham Hoang Mien @ Vietnam Travels – Mien's Blog

Photos from my latest spring road trip to Moc Chau in its full bloom and Pha Din, one of the "fantastic four" mountain passes of Vietnam

Photo du Jour: East Meets West – Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Photo du Jour: East Meets West – Mekong Delta, Vietnam

by Tricia A. Mitchell @ Vietnam – Travels with Tricia

On a Mekong Delta boat, a woman sporting a traditional Asian nón lá hat, converses with her cowboy hat-clad colleague. Where in the World? Photography & text © Tricia A. Mitchell . All Rights Reserved.

What is Sustainable Tourism and What Does it Look Like Around the World

What is Sustainable Tourism and What Does it Look Like Around the World

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

What is sustainable travel? Well, isn't that a good question! I am delving into what sustainable tourism looks like around the world: from Colombia to Germany! Read real life stories and examples of how sustainable travel can transform our world for the better and become a part of the change!

TruTravels’ Facebook Groups

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

When touring with us you can now go and find your TruTravels’ Facebook groups in anticipation to the tour.  Our TruTravels’ Facebook groups will have your tour leader and future travelers in ready to get chatting, exchange packing and travelling tips whilst getting excited for the adventure ahead! How can you access the TruTravels’ Facebook groups? We send out the …

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The Best Snorkeling Spot’s Around Bali

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

Bali is famous for it’s stunning sunsets and awesome surfing, yet the snorkel spots are just as incredible. In fact, scientist’s have said that Bali, along with the rest of Indonesia, is part of the ‘coral triangle’. This means that the snorkeling here is the most bio-diverse, hot spot for marine life in the world! If you are stuck on …

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29. Nam Phuong

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

Both the Chamblee and Norcross locations of Nam Phuong are worthwhile starting points for discovering the joys of Vietnamese cuisine beyond pho and banh mi.

Light Wisdom Inspired by a Sea of Vietnamese Lanterns

Light Wisdom Inspired by a Sea of Vietnamese Lanterns

by Tricia A. Mitchell @ Vietnam – Travels with Tricia

By night, Hoi An, Vietnam is transformed into a dazzling paradise glimmering with brilliant silk lanterns, paper luminaries, and warm candlelight. With the sky cloaked in darkness, we strolled by the Thu Bon River and watched as the colorful luminaries danced on the water. Vendors of all ages sold them along the water’s edge to visitors who […]

Vietnam Holidays | Tailor-Made Vietnam Tours | Audley Travel

Vietnam Holidays | Tailor-Made Vietnam Tours | Audley Travel


Audley Travel

At Audley our Vietnam holidays are tailored by specialists who have first-hand knowledge of the destination so they can create your ideal itinerary

Cyber Monday: All Books and Courses Up to 50% Off!

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

This Cyber Monday, all of my books and courses are up to 60% off! If you've ever thought about learning to blog, improving your writing or photography, or wanted to become a travel vlogger then you'll definitely want to check out this sale! There is something for everyone, but the sale won't last so don't wait!

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Christmas in Vietnam – 2017 Edition

by Jade House @ Lily's Travel & Tours

Are you lucky enough to be travelling in Vietnam over Christmas? Amazing! But, what is there to do in a country that doesn’t celebrate it? A lot, in fact. Wherever you are and however you’re looking to spend the holidays, there are so many ways to spend Christmas in Vietnam. Traditional Christmas in Hanoi, Hoi […]

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Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

The Hall of Skulls at Monsopiad Cultural Village outside Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia features 42 skulls of enemies, all killed by the warrior-hero Monsopiad.

Thailand's Famous Lantern Festival: Loy Krathong & Yi Peng

Thailand's Famous Lantern Festival: Loy Krathong & Yi Peng

by Ben Zweber @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If releasing a sky lantern during Thailand's famous Yi Peng festival is on your travel bucket list, you will definitely want to check out this article that walks you through everything you need to know to enjoy Loy Krathong and Yi Peng in Chiang Mai. Plus, we're sharing which event you should avoid!

Top 5 tourist attractions in Hue

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

Thanks to the richness of culture and history as well as romance, gentleness, Hue has been one of the attractive tourist destination for a thousands of Vietnamese people as well as foreign tourists. To have more in-depth understanding about Hue’s culture here is top 5 tourist attractions anyone should visit: Indochina holidays Hue Imperial Citadel

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Flights to Vietnam from Across Asia | Amazing Deals for Less than $50!

by Jade House @ Lily's Travel & Tours

In Asia it seems that new flight routes are opening up each week, making air travel across the region easier and easier. In today’s blog post we want to help you understand all the best flights to Vietnam, from as close as Thailand and as far-flung as Japan. We’re going to focus on direct flights, […]

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Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

Good things come in threes — and in Japan, the list includes views, castles, gardens, mountains, hot springs and giant Buddha statues.

Vietnam Travel Guide & Sightseeing | Flight Centre

Vietnam Travel Guide & Sightseeing | Flight Centre


Flight Centre

Boasting stunning scenery & beaches, Vietnam is the perfect Asian destination! Cover all your bases while travelling in Vietnam with our Vietnam travel guide.

New Year, Same Me! – TruTravels talk New Years resolutions

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

NEW YEAR, STILL THE SAME ME! I say there is nothing wrong with the person you are already and instead of making false pretences, we should perhaps use the new year to focus on the ‘REAL YOU’. Think about all the things you love to do, the things that make you happy and then project your energies on doing them …

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Blue Lime Phnom Penh – A Tranquil Retreat in the Heart of the City

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

This boutique hotel in Phnom Penh is the perfect retreat from the buzz and hum of the city. For people who want to stay in the city centre but also enjoy a spot of quiet relaxation, Blue Lime Phnom Penh is ideal. As with most cities, many of the hotels in Phnom Penh city centre […]

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How to Deal with Wanderlust When You’re Stuck at Home

by Amanda Bensted @ ARoamerTherapy

  Wanderlust. It’s a serious condition. You’re not sure when it’s going to bite, but it always strikes with a vengeance. It gets under your skin, makes you fidgety, makes you feel like you’ve got to move right now. THIS MINUTE! For a lucky few, they can satiate that itch at a moment’s notice, but for the majority of us, it’s not so easy. It requires a series of delicate manoeuvres – scrimping and saving, buttering your bosses up for leave approval, finding a decent length of time without a wedding or milestone celebration you’ve promised to be around for… But the thing about wanderlust is that it just won’t abate until you’ve done something about it. So short of actually travelling, here are a few of my own tips for dealing with the travel bug when you’re stuck at home: Start planning a trip It is amazing how differently I feel when I have a flight booking in my Inbox or a road trip date written on the calendar. It’s a sudden liberation. I have something to count down to. I have purpose – suddenly, work is about saving to travel and time is spent researching, scrapbooking ideas, calculating costs and just envisioning myself […]

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Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada and crave a dinner of alligator meat, you can get it at K's Amazon Eatery -- even though the Amazon and its gators are thousands of miles away.

Luxury Limestone Coast Accommodation that Won’t Break the Bank

by Amanda @ Lambs' Ears and Honey | A Food & Travel Blog

Forget about an ordinary old motel when planning your next group wine trip – check out this fabulous Limestone Coast accommodation. A few months back I travelled to the Limestone

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The Best Lisbon Hidden Gems and Secret Spots

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This is a curated list of the major Lisbon hidden gems and secret places. No touristy bullshit or pretentiousness here. Whether you are living in Lisbon, have a few extra days to explore or you’re an hipster looking for the off the beaten track, this article is for you. Lisbon holds a special place in […]

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How to Give Amazing Mindful Gifts Even if You’re Saving for Travel

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

When you’re saving for travel, holiday season can make a huge dent in the travel budget. Here’s how to get through the season without going broke — while still giving amazing mindful gifts to your friends and family. People are always looking for great gift ideas for travellers. But how should we travellers give back? […]

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At the Thu Bon River’s Edge – Hoi An, Vietnam

At the Thu Bon River’s Edge – Hoi An, Vietnam

by Tricia A. Mitchell @ Vietnam – Travels with Tricia

We spent several relaxing hours walking and dining along Hoi An’s riverside. At midday, some locals made meals on weathered, wooden boats. On the other side of the the Thu Bon River, colorful vessels sat tethered, patiently awaiting passengers. Several boatmen and women along the river called out to visitors in the hope they’d hire […]

Scenes from Hoi An, Vietnam

Scenes from Hoi An, Vietnam

by Tricia A. Mitchell @ Vietnam – Travels with Tricia

Even on the most overcast of days, Hoi An’s streets are replete with color. Salespeople stand before crumbling, mustard-colored buildings, enticing the young — and the young at heart — with bunches of fluorescent balloons. Nearby, market stalls overflow with vibrant-colored produce. There are miniature bananas, silk scarves of every hue, and blue and white […]

The Resort in Kampot That Will Make You Feel Like (a Chilled-Out) Tarzan

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

This rustic resort in Kampot, Cambodia, is a perfect place to relax by Kampot river and experience the Cambodian countryside. For adventurers who are looking for a quiet retreat, this jungle hideaway is ideal. As a full-time traveller, I have stayed in all types of accommodation – luxury boutique hotels, colonial style beach resorts, family […]

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7 of the Best Yoga Travel Destinations for Your 2018 Adventures

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

If you think India is the ultimate yoga travel destination, think again! These 7 places (plus 7 great alternatives) are our picks for the very best yoga adventures in 2018! A couple of years ago, we made our first trip to India. Having heard from all our yogi friends what a mind-blowing spiritual experience it […]

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Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which Vietnam City Is Right For You?

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Struggling making a decision between Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh for your upcoming trip to Vietnam? In this article I’m comparing both cities in terms of food, safety, places to visit and overall vibe for you to decide its overall travel potential. Which one is the right for you? Vietnam is not the easiest of […]

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Rick Stein's food tour across Vietnam

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

We're back in the UK for a few more weeks still so it was great to see Vietnam featured on primetime TV on Thursday night, when Rick Stein, a popular UK chef, spent an hour travelling and eating through Vietnam as part of his Far Eastern Oddessey, which can be viewed here on BBC iPlayer.

We really enjoyed the show - and it was great to see a travel program on Vietnam where for once the food featured was about much more than macho presenters drinking snake's blood - food in Vietnam is so divine it always annoys me to see countless presenters grossing-out over dishes that many people in Vietnam wouldn't eat, either.

Retracing the journey

For those who have developed a taste for Vietnam after seeing Rick's show, here's a quick itinerary of his travels, should you wish to explore some of the places he saw and foods he ate!

He started the show visiting floating villages and the market in Chau Doc, at the border with Cambodia, deep in the Mekong Delta, before heading to the trading hub of the Mekong, Can Tho - famous its floating market, though he didn't pay it a visit.

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Social media has revolutionised travel and I’m not sure I like it

by Amanda Bensted @ ARoamerTherapy

When I talk about my first solo trip overseas this time 10 years ago, I feel like an octogenarian reflecting on simpler times. But I can’t help but feel that travel has changed – and I’m not sure it’s for the better. There are many ways travel as changed in the past 10 years, but perhaps the biggest game changer has been the advent of social media. Ten years ago, Facebook was a mere foundling. Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest weren’t even around. And I feel like without these huge influences in our lives, we were different travellers. Perhaps, even, better travellers. So how has social media changed us as jet setters? People forget to really appreciate the moment When the National Gallery of Victoria recently hosted a quality Van Gogh exhibit, I was one of the first through the doors. I freaking love Van Gogh. I’m sure I stared at his The Starry Night at the MoMA for a good 30 minutes. So I couldn’t wait to see a collection of his works in my home town. But I was completely dismayed by the fellow visitors to the exhibit. I watched people wander from one painting the the next, viewing everything […]

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Vietnam Travel Guide: Ninh Binh Guide

by administrator @ Vietnam Impressive

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Lily’s Guide to Where to Travel in Vietnam in 2018!

by Jade House @ Lily's Travel & Tours

It’s a brand new year and that means a whole new 365 days of travel to plan! We hope that Vietnam is on your travel radar this year because we have so many amazing new experiences to share with you. So, what amazing destinations should be on your 2018 Vietnam travel itinerary? Here’s our guide […]

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Updated Vietnam blogs and websites

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

After more than a year of neglect I realised it was high time to update the listings of English language blogs and websites devoted to Vietnam - after all, some people on the list have left Vietnam and returned since I last edited it like Jon Hoff at Its The Final Word

As well as some notable publications that were missing - The Word HCMC, a guide to living in Saigon, and Viet News Online, Tuoi Tre's (the most popular VN newspaper) new English language publication - there are a whole host of great blogs that I'd not got round to adding before.

Notable additions are Hanoi Scrachpad, a great blog with excellent in depth writing covering the history and background of the subjects covered - see the recent post on for an example.

Also great are A Girl In Asia whose posts on food (and gorgeous photos) have filled a gap since other dedicated food bloggers have left Vietnam, Michael Sieburg who has also just returned to Vietnam, and Backwater Views with more food and slices of life from Saigon.

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Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

As of today, Las Vegas' Monte Carlo Casino Hotel remains closed pending the investigation of last week's fire and the impending repair work. At this time, reservations at the Monte Carlo are being moved to other MGM Mirage hotels. In addition, the Lance Burton show will be suspended for the time being and all tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded.

My Mom Says This Blog is Boring

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Last month, my mom told me she thought this blog was boring. “Where’s all the fun stuff? I want to see more photos of you traveling. I don’t care about these other updates.” “Mom, I live in Austin now. You know I’m not on the road that much,” I replied. “I know but still….I want […]

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And the winner is….

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

I received thousands of submissions for my round the world contest, and I enjoyed reading every single one of them. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner. Today, I'm very excited to announce the official winner of the round the world contest! The journey begins next month.

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Halong Bay’s Hidden Gems – Backpacking Vietnam

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

Halong Bay’s Hidden Gems Halong Bay’s hidden gems and beauty have put Vietnam firmly on the map, with around 5 million tourists visiting each year. Check out our recommendations for the best places to escape the crowds in Vietnam’s number one tourist hotspot… #1. Ti Top Island Ti Top island is one of the biggest islands in Halong Bay and …

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Vietnam Travels

Vietnam Travels


Blurb

This book is a photographic journey from the south to the north of Vietnam. The images were created during two trips to Vietnam, the first in November of 2005, and the second in November of 2006. I am a professional photographer with over 30 years' experience in advertising, editorial, corporate and stock photography. My joy is global travel and capturing images from those places traveled.

Road Trip: Hanoi – Moc Chau – Mai Chau

Road Trip: Hanoi – Moc Chau – Mai Chau

by Pham Hoang Mien @ Vietnam Travels – Mien's Blog

A motorbike road trip to Moc Chau - a pretty little town in the northwest mountainous area of Vietnam

History Of Vietnam

History Of Vietnam

by The Social Poop @ Vietnam Travels – The Social Poop

  The history of Vietnam can be discovered in history books and the internet. Today, I am going to enrich your lives with the history of Vietnam as I heard it firsthand from the local community. Early History The story begins 2000 years ago with the Chinese Empire looking to explore south-east Asia. The Chinese…… Continue reading History Of Vietnam

Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

Medieval frescoes in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Bohinj, Slovenia often show figures with large swellings of the neck (goiters), caused by lack of iodine in the local diet.

What Customers Are Saying? Testimonials, feedback from our clients – Reviews by 2016

by administrator @ Vietnam Impressive

Testimonials 2015 Testimonials 2014 Testimonials 2011 Testimonials 2008 Testimonials 2017 Testimonials 2013 Testimonials 2010 Testimonials 2007 Testimonials 2012 Testimonials 2009 Home Vietnam Impressive on press www.telegraph.co.uk www.vietnamimpressive.com is on Sunday Telegraph – one of the UK’s most important national newspapers. www.tripadvisor.com We are now on the world largest unbiased travel forum ready for your reviews. […]

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Best Cabin Backpack for Carry On Only Travel

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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Discover: Vicksburg

by @ Wikitravel

When you visit Vicksburg (Mississippi) National Military Park, you can see one of the first ironclad gunboats, dating back to US Civil War times.

Road trip diary: Hanoi – Mu Cang Chai – Sapa

Road trip diary: Hanoi – Mu Cang Chai – Sapa

by Pham Hoang Mien @ Vietnam Travels – Mien's Blog

This is the second time I’ve hit long distances by motorbike, but compared with the previous trip from Saigon to Phan Thiet on perfect roads (400km two ways, plus 70km to and from the white sand dunes) this trip to the northwest mountainous area of Vietnam was much more difficult and challenging. And it was […]

How To Plan a Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Trip

How To Plan a Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Trip

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

It's easier than you think to plan a sustainable trip. You don't need to book an ecotourism resort with a hefty price tag or volunteer in a remote village for weeks on end. Any type of traveler can plan a sustainable vacation if you know where to start. In this article, we'll walk you through practical and easy ways you can plan a sustainable trip.

‘A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY’: THE TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODE THAT EXPLORES OUR NEED TO TRAVEL

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

“a place around the bend where he could jump off”

Created during a time (1959-1964) when American television seemed eerily clean and domestic, The Twilight Zone challenged viewers to examine a possibility of uncertainty beyond the comforts and assumptions of contemporary life. It was my favorite thing on TV. One episode in particular always stuck with me- A Stop at Willoughby. It brings up questions. How could such a ‘successful’ man working in a New York tower and living in an upscale suburb be so miserable? Why would he dream of escaping to a sleepy village where the streets have no name and the children wear overalls and go fishing?

A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY is the story of an advertising executive named Gart. Gart feels endless pressure from his pugnacious boss and his minion-like coworkers at his New York City office during ... Read More »

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Phong Nha Khe Bang & the art of trusting

by Amanda Bensted @ Vietnam – ARoamerTherapy

Karst hills rose spectacularly around us as our boat put-putted upriver. We passed grazing buffalo, playful, naked children, a church spire shrouded by dense foliage, and boxy pastel houses lining the river. Several tourist boats raced by, their hulls patterned with flaming serpents and covered with bright blue shelters. As far as I could see, all passengers were Vietnamese. Up ahead was a marbled cliff-face, the cave accessible only by a foreboding slit in the rock several metres high. Our captain killed the engine and we drift towards the cavern in silence. We were in Phong Nha Khe Bang National Park, home to Asia’s oldest karst area. The karst formation here has evolved over 400 million years and hidden from view is a 104 km network of caves and underground rivers. I had joined a tour from Hue, and was discharged from the bus beside Son River, along with four exuberant boys from Nha Trang. Along with a tour guide, a bored-looking professional photographer, and a husband-wife team to pilot the boat, we headed along Son River to Phong Nha Cave. Suspense hung over us – along with the rocky lip – as we entered the thin slot that provided us […]

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Test5

by Arturo Guerrero @ Legend Travel

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Things to do in Turin Italy in One Day: Pizza, Gelato & Must-See Sights

by Stephen @ My Five Acres

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My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

Here’s your guide to things to do in Turin Italy in one day, including the best pizza and gelato as recommended by our local friends! It includes a self-guided walking tour map, too. Though it’s not a huge city like Rome or a capital of fashion like Milan, Turin Italy (also known as Torino) is […]

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Stories from my Sustainable Trip with the UNWTO

Stories from my Sustainable Trip with the UNWTO

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

I feel so incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to travel around the world with the United Nations World Tourism Organization to raise awareness about sustainable travel. This adventure brought me paragliding in Colombia, snorkeling in Mexico and through some of Germany's most magical Christmas markets. Come along on my journey and read my deep thoughts, funny wonderings and most memorable stories and pictures!

Vietnam and Cambodia Family Tour 15 Days

by Matthew Duong @ Vietnam Family Holidays, Tour Packages & Travel Services for Key Attractions at Affordable Prices

Overview:  The 15 day tour encompasses key highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia, starting from Hanoi and finishing in Siem Reap. In Vietnam, we explore key attractions and destination (Hanoi cultural places, Halong bay cruise, the complex of royal monuments listed as a World Heritage site in Hue, the once prosperous trading port of Hoi An, […]

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Ricotta, Apricot and Marmalade Galette with Carême Pastry’s new Spelt Shortcrust

by Amanda @ Lambs' Ears and Honey | A Food & Travel Blog

When you’ve had enough of the Christmas fare, try this delicious, simple & even a bit healthy dessert – Ricotta, Apricot and Marmalade Galette. A couple of weeks back I

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Using a Smartphone Camera Lens Kit To Boost Your Photos: Pixter Review

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Looking for a clever, effective and inexpensive way to boost your photos on your smartphone? Pixter might be the answer you’re looking for. This is a detailed review on of their attachable smartphone camera lens: the Super Fisheye! I confess I had a bit of prejudice against smartphone accessories. It’s just that I’ve seen so […]

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Vietnam Holidays | Experience Travel Group

Vietnam Holidays | Experience Travel Group


Experience Travel

Tailor-made, unique and experience-based Vietnam holidays. ATOL & ABTA bonded, outstanding customer service ratings, British Travel Awards winners.

You shouldn’t be afraid to try pole fitness, says this Atlanta champion

by Christine Van Dusen @ Atlanta Magazine

Heidi Coker—a former teacher who now travels for, competes in, and teaches pole dancing full-time, including at Atlanta's Pole La Teaz—shrugs off the stigma surrounding her sport. “It’s fitness, not exotic dancing,” she says.

Competition – Win a trip for two to the Philippines – Flights & Tour

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

Christmas is just around the corner and its a time for spreading love, therefore we have decided to give you the chance to take your best friend to one of the most beautiful destinations in the world… The Philippines! Up for grabs is two spots on our awesome 10 Day Philippines Experience where We start in Cebu, only a short …

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Christmas Tradition around South East Asia

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

Vietnam Christmas Tradition Christmas eve is more of an important day in Vietnam as Christmas day isn’t counted as a public holiday so there is no real Christmas tradition on the day itself. The Vietnamese gather the streets on the 24th to kick start their celebrations by throwing confetti, taking pictures, and enjoying the glistening festive lights and decorations. As …

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This is Where to Stay in Kampot for Comfort, Free Bikes, and a Peaceful Pool

by Jane @ My Five Acres

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If you’re wondering where to stay in Kampot, this modern hotel is right in the city centre. You’ll be a short walk from the best local cafes, bars, and restaurants, or a simple stroll along the river. Many Kampot hotels are a few kilometres outside the city, with gorgeous river views, but it’s a bit […]

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Test2

by Arturo Guerrero @ Legend Travel

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Launch of Australia in Vietnam Agriculture Strategy

by Matthew Duong @ Vietnam Family Holidays, Tour Packages & Travel Services for Key Attractions at Affordable Prices

Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston, Australia’s Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources launched the Australia in Vietnam Agriculture Strategy in Can Tho on 24 August 2017. The strategy identifies economic, innovation and security priorities for both nations that offer the greatest returns and maximises common interests.   Agriculture is a cornerstone of the bilateral […]

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26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip

26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This blog features important Vietnam tips and tricks for first-timers. How to be street smart, travel safely, not being ripped off and have a blast!

The Best Things to Do in Vietnam According to Travel Bloggers

The Best Things to Do in Vietnam According to Travel Bloggers


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Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides – A Safe Harbour in Stormy Seas

by Amanda @ Lambs' Ears and Honey | A Food & Travel Blog

A small town with a rich maritime history, Stornoway on Lewis has not forgotten the herring girls upon whose hard work a successful fishing industry relied. Last night I happened

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Hue's Imperial Citadel

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

The Tay Son Rebellion in Vietnam brought Nguyen Phuc Anh to power in 1802. Declaring himself Emperor Gia Long, he began construction on a grand fortress-palace in Hue in 1804. Today the emperor's construction is known in Hue merely as “the Citadel”, and its inner sanctum, once the home of the emperor and his family, is called “the Purple Forbidden City”. Although the Citadel and its Imperial City were badly damaged during the Vietnam War in 1968, they remain one of Vietnam's top tourist destinations.

Early History of the Citadel

Like many of Asia's leaders of the past, the emperor relied upon traditional methods of divination, called geomancy, to choose the location for the Citadel. With a wish to create a sort of mini-Forbidden City like the one in Beijing, tens of thousands of labourers were conscripted to construct his fortress and palace. They dug a ten kilometer moat, along with thick earthen walls, to create the Citadel's perimeter. Copying the French military architect Vauban, these earthen walls were later replaced by two-meter-thick stone walls. Inside the outer perimeter, a smaller moat and smaller brick walls bounded the emperor's Purple Forbidden City. The Purple Forbidden City, besides elaborate residences, also included a network of gates, courtyards, and administrative buildings. The emperor didn't live to see the completion of his architectural masterpiece; dying in 1820, the Citadel was finally completed in 1832 by Gia Long's son, the Emperor Minh Mang.

The Citadel and the Vietnam War

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My 2017 in Travel: The Video

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

I went to 12 different countries in 2017. It was brilliant. I took video, I’ve not really done anything with it though, soooo, I thought, montage! I wanted to look back on an incredible year, and think about what I’ve learned along the way. “This is basically the script I wrote for the video above but what didn’t make it in, thanks to timings I’ve put in italicised quotes like […]

Lisbon 3-Day Itinerary: What to See In Europe’s Hipster Capital

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Lisbon 3-day itinerary is ideal for anyone visiting for the first time the portuguese capital. It’s packed with insider advice of what’s REALLY worth to do and hipster tips to see the major sights. Bem-vindo a Lisboa! Oh Lisbon. The city oozing the million-dollar combination of tradition, charm and modernism. The alluring culture, the […]

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Vietnam Itinerary: How to Get the Most from 1–4 Weeks in Vietnam

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

These one-week itineraries can be done on their own or combined to create the ultimate adventurous Vietnam itinerary. This is an amazing country, so grab our itinerary suggestions and get planning your trip! Unless you’ve got months and months to explore Vietnam, I suggest you plan your Vietnam travel route for a specific region. There’s […]

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Family Holiday in Caloundra: Things to do in Caloundra

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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My Travel Plans for 2018

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

My 2018 so far has been two weeks of intense home renovation and decoration. It’s been SUPER productive though and the house is at least 80% where I want it to be – the kitchen will have to wait. I’m so happy with it – looks amazing and so cosy. This weekend I had 7 of my favourite people come and visit from London for a kind of unofficial housewarming […]

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