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Floating markets in south-west Viet Nam a sight to behold

by theterribletourguidetravel @ The Terrible Tour Guide Travel

Visitors to Viet Nam’s south-western region (the Mekong Delta) are attracted by the floating markets in the region. The region is known as ‘the land of rivers’ and the lives of locals are closely associated with boats and the waterway market culture. Travelling from HCM City to the country’s southern tip, Ca Mau Cape, visitors […]

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Day 3 – Biking to Tra Vinh Tuesday 8 November

by Neil Driver @ Cycling Vietnam and Cambodia – Davis Grant

Tour Itinerary After breakfast, transfer a couple of hours out of Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho – the gateway to the Mekong Delta. Today’s ride will lead you right into the heart of rural Mekong. Start cycling after Read More

Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Bánh Khọt are delicious gems: crispy discs of rice flour batter & coconut milk, fried until they’re crunchy on the outside but moist on the inside, then wrapped in herbs & dipped in a sweet-spicy sauce. Here are 7 places to eat bánh khọt in Vũng Tàu... Continue reading

3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Although we are very proud of the acclaim our tours have received over the years, we realize that they are not suitable for everyone. These are the 3 main reasons we think some guests should not book our tours: If you are looking for a typical food tour – All the dishes and stops on the “Foodie” tour are carefully curated to…

Rang Bua Cake

by theterribletourguidetravel @ The Terrible Tour Guide Travel

When travelling to Thanh Hoa, visitors should not miss this tasty cake. The cake is made by rice, so that it is also called rice cake. Rice is grinded into powder and then cooked with water in a pan until it becomes a viscous mixture. The fillings inside the cake are often specific for each […]

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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

Day 5 – Biking to Chau Doc Thursday 10 November

by Neil Driver @ Cycling Vietnam and Cambodia – Davis Grant

Tour Itinerary Early morning boat trip to Cai Rang floating market & cruise in natural waterways before turning up a quiet canal and mounting our bikes along small canals and in countryside road, enjoying the beautiful Delta scenery and meeting Read More

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

by @ Fruit and floating markets: Life in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

(My La ) A boat carrying produce travels down the Can Tho River.

Atlanta Movie Tours Review: Pics & Clips from Our Movie Location Tour

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

If you get anything out of this Atlanta Movie Tours review, I hope it’s that cinema can be transformative. Sure, it can transform lives, but I’m talking transformative in the most literal sense. Movies transform both ordinary and extraordinary places into something never seen before. Atlanta Movie Tours Review We were hosted by Atlanta Movie […]

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Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

by @ Fruit and floating markets: Life in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Vietnam's Mekong Delta is a vibrant, lush landscape of increasingly modern cities amid sprawling rice fields and jungle. The Mekong River and its branches shape life in the region. People live, shop, sell and eat from and in their vessels and homes on the water. Here, the sun rises on the Hau River....

Best Collaborative Project on Personal Finance

by Jason @ Jason Vitug Financial Wellness

I am very excited to share that we won a Plutus Award at the 7th Annual event at FinCon in San Diego. The Plutus Awards recognizes the best bloggers, financial media, and projects by industry peers. This is the second … Read MoreRead More

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Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

by @ Fruit and floating markets: Life in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

( My La ) Traffic buzzes around a roundabout, as seen from the back of a taxi. All across Vietnam, motorbikes are a favorite mode of transportation. Streets have stoplights and crossing signals, but traffic is erratic. Pedestrians and vehicles take opportunities to move as they present themselves...

Âm Binh ‘The Undead’: Pioneering Vietnamese Theatre

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Âm Binh took a long hard cathartic look at the human side of war. A visceral Vietnamese drama of two soldiers from the north and the south, both saved by the same women whose only child has just been killed … Continue reading

Jason Kucherawy

Jason Kucherawy


Travel Massive

Based in Ho Chi Minh City but from Toronto, I own a couple of tour companies and am building a new business called Saigon Craft Beer Tours.

Day 6 – Phnom Penh by Speedboat, Biking to Killing Fields Friday 11 November

by Neil Driver @ Cycling Vietnam and Cambodia – Davis Grant

Tour Itinerary After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to boat station at 7am to take the speedboat to Phnom Penh. Arrival at Phnom Penh, the tour guide will pick you up for lunch. In the afternoon you will Read More

Up and Running!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour is now up and running and has been taking good folk around the hotspots of Saigon’s art scene. Here are some testimonials: “I’ve learnt so much today, it’s really surprised me what an active role artists have … Continue reading

Financial Wellness Score: An Important Tool on The Road to Financial Wellness

by Jason @ Jason Vitug Financial Wellness

Financial wellness is about your health and wealth. It’s about the overall quality of the life you’re living. Financial wellness takes into account how you think and feel about money. It’s not just about measuring your financial numbers and achieving … Read More

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NEWS: Artist in Residency Programme: San Art: Laboratory

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

San Art, an independent, artist-run exhibition space and reading room located in Ho Chi Minh City, recently set up Laboratory, the first first home-grown ‘studio/residence’ programme in Vietnam. A nationwide call for applications resulted in three candidates being chosen. For … Continue reading

Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Covering nearly 200km of completely empty beach, coastal back-roads lead from the old imperial capital of Hue to the beach city of Dong Hoi. Scattered with thousands of traditional-style tombs, this coastal region is rarely explored by foreign visitors... Continue reading

Viet Nam’s Pho, fresh spring roll among world’s best 30 dishes

by theterribletourguidetravel @ The Terrible Tour Guide Travel

Viet Nam’s Pho and Goi cuon (fresh spring rolls) have been named in the list of the best 30 dishes of the world under a survey by CNN (Cable News Network). Pho was ranked 28th while Goi cuon stood at the 30th place in the list. As a symbol of Vietnamese cuisine culture, Pho is […]

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Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A comfortable & aesthetically pleasing synthesis of the exotic & the familiar, the modern & the traditional, and Asian & European elements, Lasenta Boutique Hotel is yet another addition to Hoi An's list of excellent value, mid-range accommodation... Continue reading

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…

Circuits En Motos Au Vietnam – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

CIRCUITS MOTOS AU VIETNAM BIENVENUE sur la page d’accueil officielle de OFFROAD VIETNAM! Nous sommes l’organisateur des circuits en motos basés en plein coeur des vieux quartiers de Hanoi, au Nord du Vietnam. Fondé et managé par deux passionnés de moto vietnamiens depuis décembre 2006, le fondateur Anh Wu travaillait dans le tourisme responsable au cours des 20 dernières années et co-propriétaire Tony Nguyen connaît tous les coins du Vietnam grâce à ses expériences de guide des voyages depuis 10 ans. Notre personnel parle couramment anglais et répond rapidement votre demande par email. Nous prenons tous les détails au sérieux et compte tenu que nous sommes dans votre position. 1. Voyage en moto entièrement guide Vous n’avez que à profiter le voyage et laissez nous à nous occuper de tout. [ Plus de détails ] 2. Voyage en moto semi-directifs (moto et un guide) à travers le Vietnam. Vous avez la liberté de définir votre propre rythme. [ Plus de détails ] 3. Voyage auto-guidée en moto Ce sera votre nouvelle aventure loin de la norme, un séjour plutôt que d’un voyage! Si vous aurez envie d’organiser vous même votre voyage, le voyage auto-guidée en moto et/ou en scooter (location de motos) serait votre choix. Offroad Vietnam fournit des informations de base et utiles ainsi que des conseils, nous ne sommes pas simplement louer les motos. [ Plus de détails ] Avec nous, vous avez une large gamme de voyage en motos vacances au Vietnam. Cela signifie également que notre prestation s’accorde à une gamme très large du budget en fonction du type de moto et visite de votre réservation. Notre objectif est d’offrir la meilleure qualité de services et de vous montrer un VRAI VIETNAM. Voici trois différents forfaits sont offrit par Offroad Vietnam, tous gérés par le personnel et les guides très professionnels. Offroad services du Vietnam est fortement recommandé dans le Lonely Planet Vietnam 2009 et 2012 ainsi que de nombreux magazines internationaux, des journaux, des livres de voyage à propos de motocyclisme en Asie. Cliquer ici pour plus d’informations. Nous soutenons les entreprises locales et les communautés à travers des excursions guidées de moto et semi-guidée en amenant les groupes à plus beaux restaurants locaux, hôtels et logement chez l’habitant. Cela contribue directement vos sous à aider les familles pauvres, des restaurant locaux et des hôtels à améliorer la vie des populations locales dans les zones reculées du Vietnam qui existent quelques activités touristiques. Venez donner un coup de main avec nous! VOYAGE EN MOTO ET EN VÉHICULES 4 ROUES L’Asie est l’un des lieux les plus fascinants au monde de voyager en moto et le Vietnam est l’un des quelques pays asiatiques offrant des paysages magnifiques, des sentiers battus aux montagnes sinueuses et des gens sympathiques. Au Vietnam, notre entreprise offre de nombreux types de voyage aventure guidé sur deux roues (motos, cyclomoteurs scooters) véhicules 4×4 et tout ce qui peut sortir de grandes routes vers des sentiers battus. Tous les tours commencent à partir de Hanoi, mais peut finir n’importe où au Vietnam. Nos voyages en moto ne sont pas classés comme des voyages extrême “off-road” et Offroad Vietnam est tout simplement le nom de notre entreprise. Nous roulons sur une variété de routes, à la fois sur les pistes. La plupart de nos tours sont privés et personnalisés, mais certains sont ouverts pour les motards plus de l’accompagner, nous ne organisons pas de voyages préprogrammés. Notre personnel a conçu plus de 150 itinéraires différents, et la carte est utile pour vous au moment de décider où rouler au Vietnam. Les voyages sont conçus par des motards professionnels afin de vous aider à découvrir un autre Vietnam loin du tourisme de masse. Avec nous, vous roulez à certains endroits moins fréquentés, inédits et non encore mentionnées dans les guides. Conquérir les routes sinueuses du haut, virages en épingle et rencontrer de vraies personnes locales qui accueillent les étrangers en tant qu’invités spéciaux qui apportent la bonne chance dans leurs foyers. La moto reste probablement la meilleure mode déplacement vers la liberté que vous pouvez vous arrêter où et quand vous le souhaitez. Sentir les nids de poule sous votre ceinture, rencontrer les enfants, serrer la main et prendre une tasse de thé vert avec la population locale dans les cafés en bordure de route vous donnent un vraie Vietnam. Les routes de montagne venteux, les rizières vertes luxuriantes, la route historique 6 et la route 4, la légendaire piste Ho Chi Minh, Sapa brumeux, Ha Giang nuageux et la baie d’Halong pittoresque sont que quelques endroits incontournable et bien plus encore vous attend découvrir. Surfant sur la campagne vide et routes de montagne est toujours un sentiment différent des routes encombrées dans les grandes villes. La limite de vitesse au Vietnam n’est que 60 kilomètres par heure et on roule plus lentement tout d’abord assurer la sécurité et d’autre part profiter de la vue impeccable. Pour nos guides, chaque voyage est une nouvelle découverte et une chance de se faire des amis et tisser des relations qui à la fin est une valeur ajoutée pour l’ensemble du trajet. Ils sont tous formés à la réparation mécanique, ils parlent vietnamien, anglais et quelques langues dialectales. Loin des grandes villes, les gens agitent la main et disent “bonjour” lorsque vous passez. Ils se réuniront autour de vous quand vous arrêtez pour vous accueillir, toucher votre peau et essayer de comprendre pourquoi vous êtes si poilus ainsi que de regarder les motos car ils ont à peine jamais vu une comme ça avant. Les aventures les plus populaires que nous offrons sont ceux guidées en moto (plus de 500 visites et plus de 2.000 clients). Offroad Vietnam est le premier et original agence de voyage en moto en organisant exclusivement des voyages en motos japonais au Nord Vietnam. Nous sommes une équipe très professionnelle, possédons toutes les motos et les maintenons nous-mêmes. Nous ne louons pas les motos de aucun troisième part. Ceci est très important et […]

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Day 8 – Biking to Siem Reap Sunday 13 November

by Neil Driver @ Cycling Vietnam and Cambodia – Davis Grant

Tour Itinerary Continue riding all the way on good paved roads to Siem Reap. We’ll have lunch at a local restaurant or have a picnic. When we arrive in Siem Reap, you’ll check into your hotel. Cycling: approx. 80km   Read More

Here we go again…..

by Neil Driver @ Cycling Vietnam and Cambodia – Davis Grant

So here I go again, off on another cycle tour / challenge and back to the blog to report and record it. Whenever we, ( my eclectic but wonderful group of 8 like-minded, 50 something cycling pals) get to the Read More

The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Thanks to new coastal roads, it's now possible to ride from Saigon to Hoi An, and beyond to Dong Hoi, following the coast all the way & avoiding the busy main artery of Highway 1 for the vast majority of the route. This is a salty, sunny, sandy & scenic road trip.... Continue reading

The Best Day Trips from Hanoi

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Beware! XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi. If you book with a tour operator in Hanoi that claims to be XO Tours, you have been defrauded! Hanoi sits on a bend in the Red River. To the south and east lies the watery world of the Red River Delta, where farms and villages continue as…

Vietnam Motorrad-Touren – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

VIETNAM MOTORRAD-TOUREN Dies ist eine temporäre Übersetzung durch Google Translate. Die endgültige Übersetzung ist in Kürze verfügbar. Danke. WILLKOMMEN auf der offiziellen Homepage des Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Reiseveranstalter! Wir nehmen jedes Detail ernst, wenn man bedenkt, wie wir sind in Ihrer Position. Bei uns haben Sie die Wahl aus den verschiedensten Motorrad-Urlaub in Vietnam. Dies bedeutet auch, unsere Preise mit einem sehr breiten Budget-Bereich in Abhängigkeit von der Art des Fahrrades und Tour Buch zu arbeiten. Unser Ziel ist es, die beste Qualität von Dienstleistungen anbieten und zeigen Sie eine echte VIETNAM. Hier sind drei verschiedene Motorrad-Tour-Pakete Offroad Vietnam Angebote. 1. Motorrad Abenteuer für Fahrer Vollständig geführte Motorrad Abenteuer für Fahrer, die nur alles bezahlen im Voraus, alles hinter sich lassen, um uns und genießen Sie die Reise. [ Mehr Details ] 2. Semi-geführte Motorrad-Touren (Fahrrad und eine Anleitung) durch Vietnam. Sie haben die Freiheit, zu essen, was Sie wollen, bleiben, wo immer Sie möchten und stellen Sie Ihre eigenen Tempo. [ Mehr Details ] 3. Selbst-geführte Motorrad-und Roller-Abenteuer Dies wird Ihre neue Abenteuer weg von der Norm sein! Wenn Sie auf einem Etat sind und kann alles auf dich geworfen zu behandeln, sollten eine unabhängige Selbst-geführte Motorrad-und Roller-Abenteuer (Motorradverleih). Offroad Vietnam bietet grundlegende und hilfreiche Informationen sowie Tipps und Ratschläge, werden wir nicht nur die Einstellung der Fahrräder. [ Mehr Details ] Wir sind mitten im Herzen der Altstadt in Hanoi, der Hauptstadt des Landes, in Nord-Vietnam. Führen und im Besitz von zwei vietnamesischen Motorradfans seit Dezember 2006 hat der Gründer Anh Wu in verantwortungsvollen Tourismus arbeitet seit den letzten 20 Jahren und Mitinhaber Tony Nguyen hatte Motorradtouren seit 10 Jahren geführt und kennt jeden Winkel von Vietnam. Im Gegensatz zu anderen Betreibern, haben uns beide umfassendes Verständnis unserer Honda Motorräder und die Arbeit an den Bikes uns. Office-Personal spricht sehr gut Englisch und ist schnell mit E-Mail Antworten. Offroad Vietnam Dienstleistungen sind hoch im Lonely Planet Vietnam 2009 & 2012 sowie zahlreiche internationale Zeitschriften, Zeitungen, Reisen Bücher etc. über Motorradfahren in Asien empfohlen. Bitte klicken Sie hier für weitere Details. Lassen Sie uns rollen, um es wild und fahren Schlangenlinien Straßen erster Hand! OFFROAD VIETNAM unterstützt lokale Unternehmen und Gemeinden durch geführte und semi-geführte Motorrad-Ausflüge, indem Gruppen lokale besten Restaurants, Hotels und Gastfamilien. Dies trägt direkt Ihre Dollars an arme Familien, essen Köstlichkeiten und Hotels helfen, das Leben der Menschen vor Ort in abgelegenen Gebieten von Vietnam, die wenigen touristischen Aktivitäten bestehen zu verbessern. Komm und gib eine stützende Hand mit uns zusammen. FÜHRUNGEN auf Motorrädern und 4WD Fahrzeuge Asien ist eine der spannendsten Orte der Welt für Motorradtouren und Vietnam ist eines der wenigen asiatischen Ländern mit einer atemberaubenden Landschaft, hoher kurvenreichen Bergstraßen und freundliche Menschen. In Vietnam, bietet unser Unternehmen viele Arten von geführten on / off-Road-Abenteuer auf zwei Rädern (Motorräder, Motorräder, Mopeds Motorroller) 4×4 Fahrzeuge und alles, was gehen kann Straße, abseits der ausgetretenen Pfade oder außerhalb der Touristenpfade. Alle Touren starten von Hanoi sondern kann überall in Vietnam zu beenden. Sie zahlen uns in einem Stück und die Fahrt genießen, gibt es keine Notwendigkeit, mit Fahrrad-Reparatur, Restaurants und einen Platz zum Übernachten zu verhandeln. Unser Motorrad-Fahrten sind nicht so extremen Offroad-Urlaub kategorisiert und Offroad Vietnam ist einfach unsere Handelsnamen. Wir fahren auf einer Vielzahl von Straßen, sowohl auf als auch abseits der Straße. Die meisten unserer Touren sind privat und maßgeschneiderte, aber einige sind offen für weitere Fahrer mitkommen, wissen wir nicht laufen vorgeplanten Reisen. Unsere Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter konzipiert mehr als 150 verschiedene Routen, und die Routenkarte ist für Sie nützlich, wenn zu entscheiden, wo zu fahren in Vietnam. Die Touren werden von professionellen Fahrern für Fahrer entwickelt, um ein anderes Vietnam entfernt erleben vom Massentourismus. Bei uns können Sie Venture vielerorts weniger gereist, weniger besucht, unberührten und noch nicht in die Führung Bücher erwähnt. Die Eroberung der hohen kurvigen Straßen, Haarnadelkurven und Treffen echten Menschen vor Ort, die Ausländer willkommen als Gäste, die Glück bringen in ihre Heimat. Motorrad ist wahrscheinlich der beste Weg zur Freiheit, wie Sie aufhören können, wo und wann Sie wollen. Fühlen Schlaglöcher unter Ihrem Gürtel, treffen die Kinder, Hände schütteln und eine Tasse grünen Tee mit der lokalen Bevölkerung in den am Straßenrand “Cafés” bieten The Real Vietnam. Windy Bergstraßen, sattgrüne Reisfelder, historische Highway 6, Highway 4 und Dien Bien Phu Schlachtfeld legendären Ho Chi Minh Trail / Road, Khe Sanh combat Basis, Küsten-Highway 1, neblig Sapa, bewölkt Ha Giang, prächtige Ban Gioc Wasserfälle und malerische Halong Bay sind nur ein paar typische Orte, die Sie sehen und vieles mehr wartet auf Sie zu entdecken. Reiten auf leere Landschaft und Bergstraßen ist immer ein anderes Gefühl von den überfüllten Straßen in großen Städten. Tempolimit in Vietnam ist nur 60km / h und wir fahren langsamer zunächst auf Nummer sicher und zweitens in die atemberaubende Aussicht zu nehmen. Entfernt von großen Städten, Menschen Welle und “Hallo” sagen, wie Sie vorbei. Sie werden um Sie herum zu sammeln, wenn Sie sich auf Ihren Besuch zu beenden, berühren Ihre Haut und versuchen zu verstehen, warum Sie so haarig wie auch Blick auf die Bikes sind, weil sie kaum je zu sehen ein, wie dies vor. Jede Reise zu unseren Führern ist eine neue Entdeckung und eine Chance, neue Freunde zu machen und bauen Beziehung, die am Ende ist ein Mehrwert für die gesamte Reise. Die Reiseleiter sind alle mit mechanischen Reparaturen geschult, sie sprechen Vietnamesisch, Englisch und einige Dialekt Sprachen. Mit ihnen werden Sie sehen, das Beste aus Vietnam und haben mehr neue Freunde. Sie sind die eigentliche Asset unseres Unternehmens und wurden führende Motorradtouren für viele Jahre. Die beliebtesten Abenteuer bieten wir geführte Motorrad-Touren (über 500 Touren und mehr als 2.000 Kunden). Offroad Vietnam ist die erste und ursprüngliche Motorrad-und Motorrad-Tour-Operator in Nord-Vietnam Angebot voyages ausschließlich auf japanische Honda Straße und Enduro-Motorräder. Wir sind ein wirklich professionelles Team, besitzen alle Tourenräder und halten sie uns. Wir verwenden keine Leihräder aus einem Unternehmen. Dies ist sehr wichtig, und wir sind anders mit den meisten der Tournee Unternehmen, die Leihräder nutzen […]

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HAPPY VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR! CHÚC MỪNG NĂM MỚI!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour wishes you a Happy Vietnamese New Year. May the year of the horse be your most beautiful year yet! Please scroll down for more information about the tour or choose from the tabs above.

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

by @ Fruit and floating markets: Life in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

( Jason La / Los Angeles Times ) Fresh rambutan, foreground, which is both sweet- and sour-tasting, and mangosteens, also a combination of sweet and tart, for sale on Au Island.

Passion, Happiness and Serving Your Purpose

by Jason @ Jason Vitug Financial Wellness

I was asked to speak on the topic of purpose and happiness on the radio. I got my talking points ready and alas we focused our 4 minute airtime discussion on financial wellness. Mission: You can feel more happiness and … Read More

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Cua Ong temple overlooks magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay

by theterribletourguidetravel @ The Terrible Tour Guide Travel

Cua Ong temple in Cam Pha city, Quang Ninh province is closely linked to the tradition and religious culture of local people. The temple is dedicated to Tran Quoc Tang, an outstanding general of the Tran dynasty and the third son of Tran Quoc Tuan along with the general’s aids. There are 34 intricately carved […]

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Mekong Delta with “Crazy Girl”

Mekong Delta with “Crazy Girl”


Dave and Hayley's Tour

One of our reasons for going up Vietnam was so we could catch a glimpse of the Mekong Delta and the lives of those that live on it. We did our usual trip advisor work in trying to find a unique, ye…

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

by @ Fruit and floating markets: Life in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

( Jason La / Los Angeles Times ) A durian seller cuts a sample of the strong-smelling fruit.

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's Mekong Delta

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

by @ Fruit and floating markets: Life in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

( Jason La / Los Angeles Times ) The Phu Sa tourist area on Au Island on the Hau River off Can Tho.

Teatro Colon & Tango

Teatro Colon & Tango

by hayleyanddave @ Dave and Hayley's Tour

I have been trying to convince Dave that a city bus tour really isn’t a bad way to do some sightseeing ever since we begun our trip. Today he caved. Our bus with audio guide steered us around the city. There are two bridges in the neighborhood of Boca, the citizens think so highly of […]

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…

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

Vietnam Unicycle Tour (Uninam) – Hue to Lang Co – Day 2

Vietnam Unicycle Tour (Uninam) – Hue to Lang Co – Day 2


Corbin's Treehouse

Day 2 is where the riding really starts. Today we did 80k worth of riding. I did some video at the start, and then switched to the DLSR after the battery ran out. We are riding 36″ diameter w…

Day 1 – Arrival in Saigon Sunday 6 November

by Neil Driver @ Cycling Vietnam and Cambodia – Davis Grant

Tour Itinerary Arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport at 9am, the tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to hotel, you are free time to relax. In the afternoon, the tour guide will take you to try the Read More

JASON

JASON


DukeEngage Vietnam 2016

I will always remember when Vu, our program coordinator, told us that if we get hit by a motorbike, we should just brush it off and let it go. Some more random stories that will make you say...

Day 9 – Biking beyond Angkor Monday 14 November

by Neil Driver @ Cycling Vietnam and Cambodia – Davis Grant

Tour Itinerary Following breakfast, we embark on a full day bicycle journey to explore the temples in Siem Reap and the surrounding area. We’ll take a newly paved road 25km to BanteaySrei and you will notice a distinct change in Read More

Tokashiki Island | Okinawa, Japan

Tokashiki Island | Okinawa, Japan

by FunFlyingFour @ FUN FLYING FOUR

Tokashiki Island, which is one of 22 islands that make up the Kerama Islands here in Okinawa, is a popular destination with locals and tourists a like and after visiting I […]

Ghost Money: American artist retraces his steps through Vietnam

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Artist and filmmaker Lawrence Johnson was based in Vietnam in the 1970′s, his candid sketches, portraits and raw paintings reveal an entirely different side to the war. In 2012 the artist returned to Vietnam to retrace his steps through a … Continue reading

Tours offer insights into Quang Nam’s beauty, culture

by theterribletourguidetravel @ The Terrible Tour Guide Travel

The central province of Quang Nam, which is hosting the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings, has designed typical tours for tourists to discover the locality’s culture and people. The tranquil ancient city of Hoi An is a highlight of the tours. Tourists will be dazzled by yellow ancient houses with moss-covered roofs. The […]

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Sophie’s Art Tour launching in 2012

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

After many months of research, Sophie’s Art Tour of Saigon is getting ready to launch in 2012, year of the dragon. It has been an intriguing journey gathering together the strands of this story. Along the way I have consulted … Continue reading

Ancient paper art returns to Ha Noi’s Yen Thai village

by theterribletourguidetravel @ The Terrible Tour Guide Travel

The art of making poonah paper from the bark of a tree for artwork and votive offerings is being revived in Yen Thai, a village outside Ha Noi that made the product for at least 600 years. The paper making will be centred in old style houses open to visitors early in the new year. […]

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About Us – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

ABOUT OFFROAD VIETNAM This page provides details you need to know about Offroad Vietnam Adventures. Based on these details you can decide to lead you on Vietnam motorbike adventures. The Owners Offroad Vietnam®, clearly says what it does and has the true ring of adventure. So there’s no mistaking it for any other company, either. The two owners are Anh WU (full name Vu The Anh, speaks English) who has had over 20 years experience working in tourism and Tony NGUYEN who has been leading trips for over 10 years. Our company will remain 100% Vietnamese run and owned. When you travel with Offroad Vietnam®, you’re not just customers but also friends. Unlike overseas-based tourism companies, every Dollar you spend on the trip stays in Vietnam. We don’t have fancy offices or pay high commissions. However, we believe in putting the money back into the Vietnamese community. If you need any reference, comments, and reviews about our motorcycle tours and rentals, please have a look here. Offroad Vietnam® is a registered trade name number 93860 on December 25th, 2006 issued by National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam. The Motorcycles. Do You Want A Reliable Honda? We are the first and the only touring company in Northern Vietnam offering Vietnam motorcycling on real road Honda GL Pro 160cc. Upgrade to Honda XR250 dirt bikes is also available at an additional cost. These bikes are between 1998 and 2005 models. They are of course much more reliable than the Russian or Chinese bikes many companies are still using. You can check why our customers liked them here. They not only offer you power and smooth operation but also guarantee a trouble-free and safe trip with disc brake(s). We own these bikes, maintain them ourselves and don’t use rental bikes from any company. Rental bikes are ridden by riders of all skill levels and are usually older or lower in quality. This is a very big difference that many companies do not mention about the rental bikes they use. The Guides First and foremost, Offroad Vietnam® is backed up by a team of guides who have many years touring on motorcycles, are highly appreciated by our clients. These guys are well recognized by most of travellers on motorcycles to Vietnam. Services We Offer Below is a wide range of adventures, mainly off-road tours in Vietnam: motorcycle tours; 4×4 tours; train tours; trekking; cruising and kayaking. People do have different expectations, therefore some classic tours are available at: transvietnam; classic group tours. Budget travellers who want to travel on their own can also rent motorbikes, motorcycles and 4×4 vehicles from us here. Festivals are a big part of life in Vietnam, we offer you the opportunity to take part in these parties here every year. For the most extreme off-road touring, together we can design an itinerary like no other here. To offer even more flexibility and extension to your tour, we connect tours with Sinhbalo Adventures who offers biking and cycling rides, Motorbike Thailand for enduro touring on modern road bikes, Dancing Roads for motocross adventures and James Barbush in Laos. With this special cooperation, you can book one long tour just through one click and leave the rest to us. Our team has been offering motorbike tours for women since 2007. In fact, these tours are with slower riding and more stops so you can meet and talk with local people. Always keep in mind that all our tours and/or proposals can be customized before and during the journey, taking into account road and weather conditions as well as your riding ability and changes in your expectations. Information The webmasters at Offroad Vietnam work around the clock to upload the latest information about travelling in Vietnam, tours with places still available. We own a really big database of over 150 tours and thousands of photos and video shot on the roads which enable us to design and send you a virtual tour shortly we receive your inquiry. We have been trying to create one of the most interactive websites for touring Vietnam. You can read what experience and/or thoughts the most recent customers said about our tours and/or services. In fact, they are provided “as is” and we don’t alter anything at all. A detailed FAQs page is the first thing you can check before sending an inquiry to save your time and ours. Support Offroad Vietnam provides riding lesson for riders who want to flow with Vietnamese traffic for 30 USD per person. After one to two hours, most of our customers handle the crazy traffic well. The most important things are confidence and the passion to ride! This lesson is only available for guided tour clients. For independent riders, we provide rental services at reasonable prices. We also provide free broadband Internet access and photo burning on CDs or DVDs to our clients. All the photos will be backed up on our hard disk and you can get them back anytime if you lose your camera or your memory card is lost or damaged. If we ever use any of these photos, we will ask for the permission and credit the owner.

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Time is Not Money

by Jason @ Jason Vitug Financial Wellness

  We often hear the words time is money. The truth is time is worth more than money. Money can be made after you’ve spent it. However, time once spent cannot be made back. Your time is extremely valuable and … Read MoreRead More

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Sophie’s Art Talks: Vietnamese History in Colour

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour is now offering lectures in Vietnamese art history. The talks are an engaging and alternative way to understand Vietnamese history. Using images of artworks, photographs, footage and the personal stories of artists, Vietnam’s fascinating history is illuminated. … Continue reading

Ong Nui Pagoda – a tourist destination in Binh Dinh province

by theterribletourguidetravel @ The Terrible Tour Guide Travel

Ong Nui (also known as Linh Phong) Pagoda, located in Phuong Binh village, Cat Tien commune, Phu Cat district, is one of the most important and famous Buddhist relic sites in Binh Dinh province. Lying on Chop Vung Mountain, the highest in the Ba mountain range, and in an old forest with diverse and plentiful […]

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Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Sapa's dramatic mountainous landscape continues north of town, via Y Ty Village, all the way to the Chinese border. Several small roads penetrate deep into steep, terraced valleys & climb high above ferocious rivers creating a scenic loop.... Continue reading

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

Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Just a couple hours' drive from Saigon, Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa has improved it's facilities and aesthetics in recent years: it's now a lush, relaxing and satisfying retreat from the city.... Continue reading

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

Sophie’s Art Tour Gift Voucher – give a thoughtful gift to a curious mind.

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Gift vouchers are 950,000vnd or $45 per person and can be purchased for individuals or groups. If you would like to book a private tour please get in contact for rates and availability. For HCMC residents the vouchers will be … Continue reading

17 Places to Find Dragons Around the World

17 Places to Find Dragons Around the World


Fodors Travel Guide

The definitive answer to Khalessi’s question, “Where are my dragons?”

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

by @ Fruit and floating markets: Life in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

( Jason La / Los Angeles Times ) Can Tho, about 100 miles southwest of Ho Chi Minh City, is the Mekong Delta's largest city. Picturesque and modern, the city is one of the region's most popular tourist destinations. But it's less touristy than Ho Chi Minh or Nha Trang, so its hotels and restaurants...

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

Come and Join the Party!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour has got off to a fantastic start, I’ve met some lovely people this week and really enjoyed showing them a side of HCMC that doesn’t always make itself apparent. I am currently taking bookings, for more information … Continue reading

‘A Transformative Disguise: Lê Hoàng Bích Phượng’ at Sàn Art

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

‘Transformative Disguise’ is Lê Hoàng Bích Phượng’s first solo exhibition. Composed of 9 new paintings and 5 ceramic sculptures, this exhibition plays with ideas of reflection, transparency and transformation, inviting the viewer to contemplate their own awareness of their behavior … Continue reading

Vespa Scooter Tours Of Vietnam - Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Vespa Scooter Tours Of Vietnam - Offroad Vietnam Adventures


Offroad Vietnam Adventures

This tour is offered by a partner of Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Tours. Come with us and ride Vietnam vintage Vespa scooter tours first hand.

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

by @ Fruit and floating markets: Life in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

( Jason La / Los Angeles Times ) Leisure is easy to find along the river. Travelers can rent a tourist boat, captain included, for two hours for about $10.

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

Shopping In Ho Chi Minh City - What to Buy and Where to Buy It | XO Tours Blog

Shopping In Ho Chi Minh City - What to Buy and Where to Buy It | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

With Vietnam being one of the best shopping destinations in Asia, we put together a simple Saigon shopping guide on where to find the items that you want at the best bargain prices!

Vietnam with Kids: Our Complete Guide to Family Travel in Vietnam

Vietnam with Kids: Our Complete Guide to Family Travel in Vietnam


An Epic Education

Wondering if you'd go to Vietnam with kids? Here's our complete guide to family travel in Vietnam. Getting around, what to do/see/eat, where to stay, etc.

How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

As tourists, Ho Chi Minh City can seem very centralized because not only are many of the tourist attractions around District 1, the centre of the city, but this district is also quite compact.  However, with 24 districts, the city is actually very spread out and some of the other districts are more than twice…

Vietnam to Cambodia via Mekong Delta | Jason Super Star Service

Vietnam to Cambodia via Mekong Delta | Jason Super Star Service


FUN FLYING FOUR

After spending 2 weeks in Vietnam it was time for us to head to Cambodia, we were sad to be leaving Vietnam (although pleased to be departing HCMC) but also excited to see what Cambodia had on offe…

Photography: Lahaina Sunset Series – Outrigger

by corbin @ Corbin's Treehouse

There is a luau every evening next door to where we are staying in Lahaina. Every night right around sunset we would watch them take an outrigger out into the ocean and paddle back in to do a small arrival ceremony for the tourists. We finally decided to get a closer look and I grabbed a few photos.

Vietnam has come a long way as a destination

Vietnam has come a long way as a destination


Traveller

It all started with goats' penis soup more than 20 years ago.

Vietnam Upcoming Motorbike Tour Late Availability – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

LATE AVAILABILITY OF VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS WELCOME to the tour updates page of OFFROAD VIETNAM Motorbike Tour Operator! This is a quite extensive website that covers adventure tours in Vietnam. However, most are motorcycle tours. You will find everything you need to know about guided or unguided trips. In addition, we have information about preparing your trips, Vietnam country, and people etc. This specific page offers motorbike tour late availability from Hanoi, Vietnam. Offroad Vietnam provides private and customized motorbike tours in Vietnam. In other words, we don’t run set-scheduled trips. Many of our customers book strictly private (closed door) tours while some of them want to have more riders tagged along to have more fun and save some money. You can either start a ride and we post an update to get more people for you or join one of the existing trips. In fact, an open door trip usually has the rider(s) with different riding experiences. Therefore, if you care about strangers in the group, you’d better book a strictly private tour. Finally, we give no guarantee about getting more riders but will try our best. Please follow this link to find out late availability you could join. Contact us at offroadvietnam@gmail.com for more details.

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A journey to Vietnam, and reconciliation - VAntage Point

A journey to Vietnam, and reconciliation - VAntage Point


VAntage Point

What happens to soldiers’ hearts when they return home from the battlefield? Recent research suggests that Veterans, especially Vietnam Veterans

Day 2 – Biking to Cu Chi Tunnels Monday 7 November

by Neil Driver @ Cycling Vietnam and Cambodia – Davis Grant

Tour Itinerary The Cu Chi Tunnels are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels that were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War; they were the Viet Cong’s base of operations for the Tet Offensive in 1968. Read More

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

by @ Fruit and floating markets: Life in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

( Jason La / Los Angeles Times ) The sun sets on Can Tho, as seen from the roof of the 10-story Kim Tho hotel.

Welcome to Sophie’s Art Tour

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour is based in Ho Chi Minh City and looks at Vietnam’s fascinating history through the lives and works of it’s artists. For bookings please contact Sophie via email – sophiesarttour@gmail.com or via telephone – +84(0)121 830 3742. … Continue reading

Saigon to Hanoi by Motorbike: 5 Suggested Routes

Saigon to Hanoi by Motorbike: 5 Suggested Routes


Vietnam Coracle

Thinking about riding the length of Vietnam by motorbike? Here are 5 great routes between Saigon and Hanoi, each one specifically designed to suit the needs of different travellers, based on scenery and time frame among other things.... Continue reading →

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

by @ Fruit and floating markets: Life in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

( My La ) At night, Du Thuyen embarks on a cruise along the river. Entertainment includes singers and a magician. The cruise starts at 8 p.m. and lasts two hours, but the restaurant provides free water taxis for those who want to leave early.

A review of our “Foodie” tour by a renown New York Chef

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Here is an excerpt from the food diary of Mario Tolentino, a New York Chef and winner of The Food Network’s “Chopped” in 2010.  Mr. Tolentino, a street food fanatic, decided to take part in our “Foodie” tour on August 6th, 2011.  He was kind enough to send his review of “The Lunch Lady” and…

Simply Santiago

Simply Santiago

by hayleyanddave @ Dave and Hayley's Tour

Upon check in the receptionist recommended a free guided walking tour which takes place every day. We decided to give this a go to get a better idea of what there was to do in the city. We left wrapped up in jeans and jackets to make a 10am start time at Plaza de Armes. […]

What lurks in the Pampas…

What lurks in the Pampas…

by hayleyanddave @ Dave and Hayley's Tour

Upon arrival we met our tour guide, Norvado, at the airport. A young 20 yr old, he was raised in the Pampas and his father had taught him all about the river, the animals and birds. (there are hundreds of species of birds that live along the river, some of which can only be found […]

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

by @ Fruit and floating markets: Life in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

( Jason La / Los Angeles Times ) Speed is a must for transactions on the water because space is tight and surrounding traffic doesn't stop.

‘Rent’ virtually sold out as 20th-anniversary tour hits Las Vegas

by News Engin @ Las Vegas Review-Journal

Virtually sold out weeks before its arrival, with only a handful of scattered seats remaining, “Rent” had “one of the largestpre-sales” in Smith Center history, according to John McCoy, the center’s director of performance marketing.

Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures – Vietnam Motorcycle Tours

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

VIETNAM MOTORCYCLE TOURS Motorcycle tours are probably the best way to see this fascinating country without a doubt. When you are on two wheels, you see, experience, smell and live a real life. Therefore, more and more people are doing this now. We take every detail seriously, considering like we are in your position. With us, you have a choice from the widest range of motorcycle holidays or vacations in Hanoi. This also means our prices work with a very wide budget range depending on the type of bike and tour you book. Our goal is to offer the best quality of services and show YOU a REAL VIETNAM. Below are three different motorbike tour packages we provide, all run by the professional staff and guides. 1. Fully Guided Motorcycle Adventures This is best for riders who want to experience Vietnam without worrying about things on the road. You ride while we work! [ More details ] 2. Semi-guided Motorbike Tours (Bikes & Guide) If you want more flexibility and freedom then take this. Our guide will take care of routing, timing, bike repairs, and reservation. You just choose and pay what you want to spend. [ More details ] 3. Self-guided Motorbike And Motor-scooter Vacation (Bike Rentals) Manage everything on your own while riding is part of the fun for adventure-born riders. Rent our motorbikes and challenge yourselves. At least you have to be at the intermediate level, not novice riders or beginners. [ More details ] Our Team Offroad Vietnam office is right in the heart of the Old Quarter in Hanoi, the country’s capital city, in North Vietnam. Run and owned by two Vietnamese motorcycle enthusiasts since December 2006, founder Anh Wu has been working in responsible tourism for the past 20 years and co-owner Tony Nguyen who has been leading motorbike tours for over 10 years and knows every corner of Vietnam. Unlike other operators, both of us have an extensive understanding of our Honda bikes and work on the bikes ourselves. Office staff speaks very good English and is quick with email responses. Our services were highly recommended in the Lonely Planet 2009 & 2012 edition as well as many international magazines, newspapers, travel books etc. about motorcycling in Asia. Please click here for more information. Let’s roll, get it wild and ride snaking roads first hand! Last but not least, we support local business and communities through guided and semi-guided motorcycle excursions by bringing groups to local finest restaurants, hotels, and homestays. This contributes directly your Dollars to aid poor families, eating delicacies and hotels to improve the life of local people in remote areas which few tourism activities exist. Come and give a supporting hand together with us. Why Offroad Vietnam? Our services were highly recommended in the Lonely Planet 2009 & 2012 edition as well as many international magazines, newspapers, travel books etc. about motorcycling in Asia. Please click here for more information. Let’s rev up & hit the road, get it wild and ride snaking roads first hand! Offroad Vietnam Motorcycle Tours offers you a tour of a lifetime. No matter what your riding experience is, there’s always a solution to our riding lesson to help you confident with Vietnamese scary traffic. Offroad Vietnam Motorcycle Tours is 100% Vietnamese owned, managed and operated which means all your money stays in Vietnam. Our price options are flexible and work with different budgets, starting from at least 15$US/day. We believe in putting the money back into the Vietnamese community. We are the first and original tour operator in North Vietnam running our own Japanese Honda high capacity bikes. If you want to experience a bike tour that you will never forget then this is the right place for you. How We Ride Vietnam is an exciting, interesting, dynamic and colourful place that has no equal. Steeped in history, it is not only beautiful (with lush tropical forests and beautiful beaches to breathtaking mountain areas abundant in wildlife in the Central and North areas) but rich in ways that must be experienced to be appreciated. For the first time, it is now possible to see this vibrant country on an amazing Motorcycle Group Tour with Road bikes, Dirt bikes, and Scooters. We currently offer several tour packages of up to 6 bikes per guide with our own fleet of 110cc – 250cc from just one day to say, as long as you want to ride. We are more than happy to discuss ‘Custom-Made’ tours for groups of 4 or more. Veterans tours are most welcome.

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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…

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…

High 5 Art And Weekend

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

We got completely lost trying to reach our destination last night: the final night of High 5 Art And Weekend. After snaking along HCMC’s district 8 canal system for a good hour and a half and looking like we weren’t … Continue reading

Your Money Mindset: Are You Unconsciously Spending on Likes Not Loves?

by Jason @ Jason Vitug Financial Wellness

A few years ago I found myself wondering why I was buying the things I bought. Why did I need to own two cars, a motorcycle, live in an expensive apartment, or have a walk-in-closet filled with clothes with tags … Read MoreRead More

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Lak Lake in Dak Lak Province offers a tranquil experience

by theterribletourguidetravel @ The Terrible Tour Guide Travel

Lak Lake in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak is where travellers can take a glimpse into the unique cultural life of local ethnic communities, find appetising specialties and experience the fantastic gong culture, which has been recognised as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO. Situated some 50km from Buon Ma Thuot city, Lak […]

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Vietnam Tet Holidays 2018

by superuser @ Active Asia

Vietnam will celebrate Tet Holidays (Lunar New Year) from 14 February – 20 February 2018, with the actual New Year celebrated Friday 16 February 2018. To celebrate one of the most important public holidays of the year, locals return to their hometown to enjoy festivities with their family while the ...

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How to Spring Forward Your Finances

by Jason @ Jason Vitug Financial Wellness

Daylight Savings Time begins on March 12 this year and as we move into the Spring season this day has always reminded me to take a moment to spring forward our finances. There are many things that can distract us … Read More

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Alluring Co To island – a new draw in Quang Ninh province

by theterribletourguidetravel @ The Terrible Tour Guide Travel

Located 80 kilometres from the mainland, Quang Ninh province’s Co To island, a rough pearl in the Gulf of Tonkin with turquoise sea and tranquil beaches, has grown in popularity among domestic and international visitors. The island district comprises Co To Lon (large Co To island), Co To Be (small Co To island) and 15 […]

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Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

by @ Fruit and floating markets: Life in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

( Jason La / Los Angeles Times ) Du Thuyen, a floating restaurant on the Hau Giang River, specializes in seafood. Entrees cost as little as $2. FOR THE RECORD: Mekong Delta: An earlier version of this caption spelled the name of the floating restaurant as Du Tuyen. It is spelled Du Thuyen. -

Back in the Day: Less-than-iconic 1968 stories, Part 1

Back in the Day: Less-than-iconic 1968 stories, Part 1


Daily Republic

Many people look back on the year 1968, 50 years ago this year, as a time of turbulence in the nation. The Vietnam War was raging, there were racial tensions, the counter-cultural movement was flexing its muscles and there were high-profile assassinations of political and societal figures.I plan to

Sophie’s Art Tour Launches Today!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Cut the ribbon! pop the champagne! Sophie’s Art Tour launches officially today! Whether you are passing through HCMC or you have lived here for years this tour is a fascinating exploration into Vietnam’s visual history. For more details about the … Continue reading

3 Financial Practices of Money Savvy People

by Jason @ Jason Vitug Financial Wellness

If only I made more money is usually how a sentence starts when someone is trying to figure out how others have mastered their finances. But if you asked money-savvy people what their secret to financial bliss is, they’ll have … Read MoreRead More

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Vietnam Cycle Video

by Neil Driver @ Cycling Vietnam and Cambodia – Davis Grant

Our guide Thai put together a fantastic video of our time in Vietnam which was so very kind of him and a fantastic memento of this part of our trip. Please click here to see it – enjoy.       (*) Alan’s blog Thai Read More

Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Hải Đăng is a simple, local, informal vegetarian restaurant in Saigon's Binh Thanh District. The sheer variety and freshness of vegetable dishes on offer (not just tofu and 'fake meat') sets it apart from other Vietnamese vegetarian eateries in the city.... Continue reading

The Walker – A Group Exhibition

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

On Friday 30th March the White Building of HCMC Fine Arts Museum was pulsing with life, throngs of people milled around drinking icy beer from disintegrating paper cups to the multifarious sounds of elfin pop singer Thảo Trang, Saigon punk … Continue reading

A Moment When You Just Pause - Cu Chi Tunnels | Jason Vitug Financial Wellness

A Moment When You Just Pause - Cu Chi Tunnels | Jason Vitug Financial Wellness


Jason Vitug Financial Wellness

It’s been well over 6 hours since I left Cu Chi a province 60 km north of Saigon. Growing up you learn about the Vietnam War and through the years I’ve read numerous articles and books about the war from … Read More

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide


Travel + Leisure

“An com chua?”If you’re going to understand Vietnam and the Vietnamese, this three-word phrase is key. A friendly greeting exchanged throughout the day, it poses a seemingly mundane question: “Have...

Day 4 – Biking to Can Tho Wednesday 9 November

by Neil Driver @ Cycling Vietnam and Cambodia – Davis Grant

Tour Itinerary The route is peaceful, the road narrow and very pretty all the way to Can Tho. There is plenty along the way to see, from the contrasting architectural styles of ethnic Khmer homes, to the numerous colorful Khmer Read More

6 Money Mindset Lessons for Millennials

by Jason @ Jason Vitug Financial Wellness

As a millennial, I dream big and everything I do is intentional and serves a purpose. I wasn’t always this way. It took years of professional success, financial distress and low personal satisfaction to get to where I am today. … Read MoreRead More

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Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A small crescent of toast-gold sand lined with coconut palms & casuarina trees, Bãi Rạng Beach is squeezed between two rocky bluffs, 15km south of Quy Nhon. It's still a local, working beach & remains undeveloped.... Continue reading

A SHORT FILM ABOUT SOPHIE’S ART TOUR FROM RUSTY COMPASS.

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Watch a short film about Sophie’s Art Tour by clicking on THIS For great tips, stories and recommendations about traveling in Southeast Asia have a look at Rusty Compass: www.rustycompass.com

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

by Jason La / Los Angeles Times @ Fruit and floating markets: Life in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Dragon fruit is piled high on a boat. Though scarce in U.S. markets, the unique fruit is widely available in Vietnam. On the inside, it is white with black specks and tastes similar to a honeydew melon.

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

by @ Fruit and floating markets: Life in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

( Jason La / Los Angeles Times ) A woman selling durian, the sometimes-beloved, sometimes-vilified fruit, latches onto a tourist boat to make a sales pitch.

Even bloggers go on holiday – Vietnam - Maketh-The-Man | Mens Fashion, Lifestyle and Grooming Blog

Even bloggers go on holiday – Vietnam - Maketh-The-Man | Mens Fashion, Lifestyle and Grooming Blog


Maketh-The-Man | Mens Fashion, Lifestyle and Grooming Blog

Check out our highlights of Vietnam whilst we holiday and soak up the sun and culture.

What is financial wellness?

by Jason @ Jason Vitug Financial Wellness

Financial wellness is about your health and wealth. It’s about the overall quality of the life you’re living. Financial wellness takes into account your financial and life goals. Financial wellness makes you aware of your values and then allocate your time … Read More

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Moon Travel Guides - Moon New York Walks - Little, Brown Book Group

Moon Travel Guides - Moon New York Walks - Little, Brown Book Group


Little, Brown Book Group

See New York like a local on six winding and surprising routes past unique shops, bars and cafes, and top sights with Moon New York Walks

Sophie’s Art Tour on CNN Go

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour has been listed on CNN Go’s ‘Insider Guide: What to do in Vietnam’. Click on this link to read more. Sophie’s Art Tour is currently taking bookings, please get in contact to find out available dates. For … Continue reading

Floating Lotus Lake Homestays, Mekong Delta

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

In the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, a collection of bamboo & palm-thatch huts on wooden stilts above a sea of lotus flowers, offer a night in a hammock or on a futon under a mosquito net, just a few feet above the frogs, the fish & the flowers... Continue reading

‘Cua Dinh’ singing successfully revived after six decades of decline

by theterribletourguidetravel @ The Terrible Tour Guide Travel

A performance featuring ‘Cua Dinh’ folk singing will be held at the Viet Nam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies in Ha Noi on November 14, marking the successful revival of the musical genre after six decades of decline. The restoration of the folk singing is a joint effort between cultural researcher Bui Trong […]

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STATIC FRICTION – THE PROPELLER GROUP

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Last night artist collective ‘The Propeller Group’ spoke about their solo exhibition Static Friction. The event took place at Galerie Quynh; one of the two spaces to host the exhibition, the other being Sàn Art. The exhibition comprises entirely of new … Continue reading

How to Start a Blog in 2 Easy Steps

by Jason @ Jason Vitug Financial Wellness

How You Can Make Money Blogging Most bloggers can make money through advertisements (banners or Google Adsense), through paid sponsored posts, getting writing gigs with other websites, potential speaking gigs, and affiliate income (partnerships with companies that sell products online and you get … Read More

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Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

On a recent road trip between Saigon & Hanoi I made a record of some of the meals I ate along the way, to try and illustrate the variety of food available, and what a delight it is to eat your way from one end of the country to the other... Continue reading

The Youth of Today!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Tours for Families, Young People and Working with Schools. Sophie’s Art Tour has been having a lot of fun recently engaging with children and young people, art is subjective and it can be wonderful to look at it through a … Continue reading

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

by @ Fruit and floating markets: Life in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

( Jason La / Los Angeles Times ) A boat offering watermelons for sale.

The World of Sound and Surface 1st June – 5th July 2012

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Dewey Ambrosino and Tam Van Tran are friends from L.A, practically neighbors Dewey tells me at the opening reception of their collaborative exhibition at Sàn Art. The exhibition comprises of a conversation between their works, Ambrosino’s is metallic, pulsing and … Continue reading

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

by @ Fruit and floating markets: Life in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

( Jason La / Los Angeles Times ) One of Can Tho's most popular attractions is its floating markets, where vendors sell fruit and vegetables on boats. They produce it mostly for wholesale, but a few sellers have retail selections. Cai Rang market, pictured, is the Mekong Delta's largest market....

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

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Vietnam's Mekong Delta

by @ Fruit and floating markets: Life in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

( My La ) Some homes in Can Tho are built over the river, giving their owners convenient access to the water.

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.

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…

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

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