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5 vibrant floating markets in Vietnam you must visit - Inspitrip Blog

5 vibrant floating markets in Vietnam you must visit - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

Delving into the world of floating markets is an unparalleled experience to explore and feel the vibrant atmosphere of southern Vietnam.

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

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


Tuoi Tre News

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

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

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

by Jessica Korteman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

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

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

Top Churches in Vietnam for Meaningful Christmas Eve

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

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VIETNAM 101 - A quick guide to the Vietnam I fell in love with - Behind The Quest

VIETNAM 101 - A quick guide to the Vietnam I fell in love with - Behind The Quest


Behind The Quest

🇮🇹ITALIAN VERSION It’s late at night and it’s still really hot out. Some nostalgic Vietnamese song is playing in the distance, the air smells of frangipani  and the full moon lights up the rice fields across the street…I’m in Hoi An, a place I fell in love with a while ago, it’s my 3rd time in …

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

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

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

Must Visit Sites in Hoi Chi Minh City

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Where to Head for the Best Vietnam Motorbike Tours

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

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6 sunset viewing spots in Vietnam

6 sunset viewing spots in Vietnam

by Ellie Abraham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 Things You Must Do In Hoi An, The Ancient Town in Vietnam

5 Things You Must Do In Hoi An, The Ancient Town in Vietnam


Trip101

Find out how to make the most out of your trip to this ancient town, an UNESCO heritage site.

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

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


Living (& teaching) in China Blog

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

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Best Vietnam Beaches That You Can't Miss

Best Vietnam Beaches That You Can't Miss


Adventure In You

Want to discover the best beaches in Vietnam? Well, you're in luck! We've put together a list of the top Vietnam beaches that you can't miss! With crystal..

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

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

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

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

Ultimate guide to smart & safe travel in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam, in general, is one of the safest travel destinations. However like most countries, it has its share of traveller annoyances such as scams and other petty crime. Spend a little time to learn about these simple tips to travel safely, securely, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Vietnam – without

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“This Place is Too Touristy” - Food Travel Blog

“This Place is Too Touristy” - Food Travel Blog


With Husband in Tow

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

Happy in Hoi An? | Our Visit to Hoi An, Vietnam

Happy in Hoi An? | Our Visit to Hoi An, Vietnam


Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

We spent a couple of days in the old city of Hoi An in Vietnam taking in the city sights. Here's why we weren't overwhelmed with love for Hoi An.

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

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

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17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Double strap adventure: a brief history of backpacking

Double strap adventure: a brief history of backpacking

by Cam Hassard @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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


Goats On The Road

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

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

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

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

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

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

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

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Yep, it does get better than banh mi.

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Vietnam’s Visa System is a Mess (Here’s How it Actually Works)

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Explaining the four different ways of entering Vietnam visa-free or with visa.

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Vietnam - Too touristy and unfriendly • The Blonde Abroad

Vietnam - Too touristy and unfriendly • The Blonde Abroad


The Blonde Abroad

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

A concise guide to the things to do in Vietnam

A concise guide to the things to do in Vietnam


My Adventures Across the World

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

Vietnam Beach Guide: The 12 Best Beaches of Vietnam

Vietnam Beach Guide: The 12 Best Beaches of Vietnam


Traveling German

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

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

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

Vietnam: North or South for a 2 Week Vacation | Finding Beyond

Vietnam: North or South for a 2 Week Vacation | Finding Beyond


Finding Beyond

With the huge growth of tourism in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is becoming a very popular vacation destination. Vietnam has been on the backpacking map for a long time but only over the past few years have non-long term traveller friends of ours started to ask our opinion on where in Vietnam they should visit if…

Being Touristy in Hue | Explore Vietnam

Being Touristy in Hue | Explore Vietnam


A Book of Maps

After some time in Hanoi I hopped on a plane to Hue, yes I took a plane because at that point I needed a break from night trains and long bus rides. The plane was maybe $30 with checked baggage and…

Discover Impressive Ban Gioc Waterfall and Its Festival in Cao Bang

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

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Summer Special Offer! The Hanoi to Saigon Buffalo Run

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

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

Hue Street Food for Happy Vietnam Food Tour

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

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Phu Quoc in Vietnam is your new dream beach holiday location

Phu Quoc in Vietnam is your new dream beach holiday location


Metro

Phu Quoc will give you amazing beaches and a true Vietnamese experience.

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

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


Journalist On The Run

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

What to expect on an overnight train in Vietnam

What to expect on an overnight train in Vietnam

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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15 Best Beaches in Vietnam

15 Best Beaches in Vietnam


The Crazy Tourist

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

Custom made? Yes Please! A Guide to Custom Tailoring in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

If you haven’t already heard, Vietnam is a superstar manufacturing country.  In the last several years, many multinational companies have created manufacturing facilities in Vietnam, solidifying the country’s superstar status.  The direct consequence of this is a huge reservoir of skilled and knowledgeable workers who can do everything from shoemaking, jewelry making, dress tailoring, suit…

Adventure lover? Here’s why your next trip should be in Vietnam

Adventure lover? Here’s why your next trip should be in Vietnam

by Carolyn Okon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I wasn't sure I was fit enough to do a trip like this. I wondered whether I would be missing out on the cultural aspects (cough, the sites and the food) of Vietnam...

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Get Farming Experience with Dalat Garden Tours

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

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

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

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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This Place is Too Touristy

This Place is Too Touristy


Khiri Travel

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

10 reasons why you should travel to Nha Trang, Vietnam

10 reasons why you should travel to Nha Trang, Vietnam

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why Most Tourists Never Return To Vietnam | The HoliDaze

Why Most Tourists Never Return To Vietnam | The HoliDaze


The HoliDaze

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

A Complete Guide to Sapa Vietnam for Full Experiences

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

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Ho Chi Minh City Homeschool Class Project

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

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

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Ultimate Travel Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam - Drew Binsky

Ultimate Travel Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam - Drew Binsky


Drew Binsky

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

The Essential Traveller’s Guide To Khao Lak

by Guest Writer @ Goats On The Road

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

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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What Best Ecotourism Destinations in Vietnam – The Nature-friendly Travel

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Sorting out those of the best ecotourism destinations in Vietnam can urge the nature lovers to opt for the Indochina travel to this beautiful S-shaped country soon. If you want to get rid of the daily hardship and stress, the eco-trip to Vietnam promises to cheer you up with the charming nature, friendly locals, and […]

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How to cross the road in Vietnam

How to cross the road in Vietnam

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Photos From Hoi An, Vietnam

Photos From Hoi An, Vietnam


A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

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North Vietnam Photo Tour – Mr. Kieron Nelson Review

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

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TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT HO CHI MINH CITY DURING TET

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Lunar New Year, or more commonly known as Tet, is a wondrous and prosperous time in Vietnam, and is an event that is anticipated throughout the year!  It marks the arrival of spring, a brand new start for many of life’s endeavours, and is a time to appreciate and spend time with family.  If you…

The magic and madness of traveling in Vietnam with my mom

The magic and madness of traveling in Vietnam with my mom

by Harris Newman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Vietnam: Love It or Hate It

Vietnam: Love It or Hate It


Alex In Wanderland

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

8 beaches in Vietnam you have to visit

8 beaches in Vietnam you have to visit

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Vietnamese Road Trip from Hue to Hoi An | Explore Vietnam

by Kayla Kiteley @ A Book of Maps

I decided to hire a private car to take me from Hue to Hoi An. Everyone told me I needed to take a motorbike and drive the route myself, but I didn’t feel comfortable doing that on my own and opted for a different way instead. Along the way I was able to see the beautiful scenery away from the cities and touristy areas I had been to already. If I wasn’t already in love with Vietnam, this trip would...

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Vietnam Off The Beaten Path Tours | Mekong Delta Tours Specialist | Innoviet Travel

Vietnam Off The Beaten Path Tours | Mekong Delta Tours Specialist | Innoviet Travel


Innoviet Travel

Unique and truly off the beaten track tours, small group tours with homestay & cycling. Book your trip today for an unforgettable memory in Vietnam.

Cycling Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Cycling Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

by Vicky Philpott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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My Quang Rice Noodle Soup

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

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

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

My Quang Rice Noodle Soup
Michael Nguyen

From Tourist to Local » Things to do in Hanoi

From Tourist to Local » Things to do in Hanoi


Love & Road

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

Baby Basket Clams Rice – Com Hen

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

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

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

Baby Basket Clams Rice – Com Hen
Michael Nguyen

The art of crossing the streets in Vietnam…..

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

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

Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

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.

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

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


Contented Traveller

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

25 Top Tourist Attractions in Vietnam

25 Top Tourist Attractions in Vietnam


Touropia

Most travelers to Vietnam are attracted by the country's wonderful natural beauty: From the green rice fields in the north to the fascinating bustle of the Mekong Delta in the south. Vietnam however

The Hungry Ghost Festival…What is it??

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

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

Weather and how to explore Hanoi in January

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and is home to around eight million people, which is over 8 percent of Vietnam’s overall population. This area of Asia has a tropical climate with hot, humid weather in Summer but it is completely different in Winter, the temperature sometimes goes down to 8°C. The best weather […]

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First Term of World School Done and Dusted

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

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

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Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Travel showdown: Vietnam vs Laos vs Cambodia

Travel showdown: Vietnam vs Laos vs Cambodia


Man vs World

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

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

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

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Stay one step ahead of the tourist traps.

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Vietnam Backpacking Guide - Highlights, Maps, Places To Go

Vietnam Backpacking Guide - Highlights, Maps, Places To Go


Indie Traveller

Top things to do in Vietnam, plus suggested routes. Travel tips and advice for backpackers and independent travelers.

The Bookworm Bookstore | Explore Vietnam

by Kayla Kiteley @ A Book of Maps

I am one of those people who should get a kindle but hasn’t because I like the look, feel and honestly smell of an actual book. So, with that being said, I usually end up taking a few books with me when I travel. I think I started with four, one of which was small and was almost finished. I had planned to be finished two by the time I got to the end of my trip in Vietnam and...

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

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


Rough Guides

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

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

My Perfect Tenerife Itinerary

by Claudia Tavani @ My Adventures Across the World

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

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

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


GRRRL TRAVELER

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

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

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

by Kyle Hulme @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Relaxing at the Hoi An Field Villa and Spa Hotel | Explore Vietnam

by Kayla Kiteley @ A Book of Maps

The hostel life was getting way over done by this point in my trip, half way through week two I decided to trade in a hostel for a hotel that had its own spa services so I could feel like a person again and not like a backpacker who had worn the same 3 outfits for what seemed like the twentieth time in a row. I checked into this beautiful place in Hoi An. It was right across from a...

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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. 

THE BEST MONTH TO VISIT VIETNAM? SEPTEMBER!

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

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

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

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

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

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

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

by Lily Cichanowicz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Back To City Life In Hanoi | Explore Vietnam

by Kayla Kiteley @ A Book of Maps

After sailing in Ha Long and trekking in Sapa, I was ready for a return to the city life I had grown accustomed to the past two years. I arrived in Hanoi at 5 am off a night train. I caught a taxi to my hostel which was surprisingly closed. I thought oh well, I can’t do anything so I will just sit on the step until someone comes. I emailed the hostel to let them know I had arrived...

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How to see the best of Bali, minus the crowds

How to see the best of Bali, minus the crowds

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why you should think twice about haggling in Vietnam

Why you should think twice about haggling in Vietnam

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A how to, and how not to.

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Sailing Around Ha Long Bay | Explore Vietnam

by Kayla Kiteley @ A Book of Maps

With my time in Korea coming to an end I really wanted to take advantage of my proximity to other Asian countries and explore the ones I had yet to visit. This trip would be two months! The longest I had ever travelled before. I was trying to decide what to bring; cute but practical outfits that would keep me cool in the hot rainy season heat were my biggest priority and I brought way too much! Oh well I...

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Being Touristy in Hue | Explore Vietnam

by Kayla Kiteley @ A Book of Maps

After some time in Hanoi I hopped on a plane to Hue, yes I took a plane because at that point I needed a break from night trains and long bus rides. The plane was maybe $30 with checked baggage and it would only take an hour rather than 4-6. I arrived and got a taxi to my hostel. It was in a good area but it was on the most touristy street I had ever seen. It was like...

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8 beaches in Vietnam you should really visit

8 beaches in Vietnam you should really visit


Intrepid Travel Blog

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

Meet the NGO that’s fighting back against human trafficking

Meet the NGO that’s fighting back against human trafficking

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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.

Husband and Wife Cake – Banh Phu The

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

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

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

Husband and Wife Cake – Banh Phu The
Michael Nguyen

Off the Beaten Track in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog

Off the Beaten Track in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

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

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

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


Wanderluluu

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

Vietnamese Sour Spring Roll – Nem Chua

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

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

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

Vietnamese Sour Spring Roll – Nem Chua
Michael Nguyen

A guide to Hoi An’s Lantern Festival

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

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

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

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


Travel Happy

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

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

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


Not Without My Passport

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

Halong Bay: A Beautiful Tourist Trap - While I'm Young

Halong Bay: A Beautiful Tourist Trap - While I'm Young


While I'm Young

The best way to see Vietnam's tourist trap destination Halong Bay is on a junk boat cruise, but prepare yourself for the spoiled landscape!

Trekking in Beautiful Sapa | Explore Vietnam

by Kayla Kiteley @ A Book of Maps

I had heard that Sapa was a beautiful place in Northern Vietnam and I did not want to leave it out of my trip there. I booked a tour through Ethnic Travel, a company that hires local guides from one of the 54 ethnic tribes that live there. They are with you on the trip and take up up into the mountains, to your overnight homestay and tell you everything you want to know about life in Vietnam, Vietnamese history...

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The best cruises for less touristy Halong Bay travel experiences

The best cruises for less touristy Halong Bay travel experiences


babenationalpark

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

Fun facts about Hanoi that you may not know…

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

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

Complete guide to avoiding taxi scams in Saigon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Being as local in Saigon, a tour guide (well, I used to) also a Traveler. I’m very sad to know that very few visitors to Vietnam want to return to this magnificent country. One of the major reasons that contribute to this problem is tourist scams. Although there have been so many topics discussing around

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Touristy Sa Pa lures property developers

Touristy Sa Pa lures property developers


vietnamnews.vn

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

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

by admin @

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

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How to enjoy your time in Vietnam

How to enjoy your time in Vietnam


Travelfish

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

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

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


Lotussia Travel | Expert Advice & Personalized Service

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

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Northern Vietnam in one week: The ultimate guide

Northern Vietnam in one week: The ultimate guide

by Ellie Abraham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Undiscovered south-east Asia: remote towns and secret beaches

Undiscovered south-east Asia: remote towns and secret beaches


the Guardian

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

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

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

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

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