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Veterans to return to Vietnam to close chapters of their lives

Veterans to return to Vietnam to close chapters of their lives


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Soto is one of 27 veterans whose trip is paid for this year by Operation Comfort, which supports military service members wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan and their families. The nonprofit paid the fees to Vietnam Battlefield Tours, founded by six Vietnam veterans to offer planned tours to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, modified to areas specific to each veteran. “We take pride in putting people on the spot of where they want to go,” Stiteler, 67, said, citing the use of tactical maps and GPS research. Garrett, a medevac helicopter pilot, remembers the landscape from the air as he picked up wounded soldiers across the country.

Win A Free Trip To Incredible India

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Have you ever dreamed of taking a trip to India? Is visiting the Taj Mahal on your bucket list? Your dream might just come true! smarTours is offering a free trip to one lucky individual to one of the most culturally rich nations in the world – Incredible India! Your trip includes deluxe and first […]

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8 Day Vietnam Luxury Island Getaway

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8 Day Vietnam Luxury Island Getaway

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Get Inspired with 6 Effective Travel Websites

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When building a new website or refreshing an old one, it’s best to start with a hunt for inspiration. In this article, Josh Zukas talks to the experts to round up six of the most eye-catching and effective travel company websites from around the world. Authentic Asia This continental tour company focusing on bespoke luxury […]

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A Trip Back in Time to Vietnam – Part 2

by More Fun Travel @ More Fun Travel

Day 3 – April 18 While at breakfast at the hotel, 8 Mig 21’s took off from Da Nang and flew right by our hotel. Those guys must get up real early. Pickup by our guide was at 0815. We

Questions of Identity, International Adoptees

by Becca Piper @ Adoptive Family Travel

A thought provoking statement… “Visiting one’s birth country is a series of directed questions at one’s own identity, whether an adoptee is aware of their own questions or not.” Janelle Bentley, an international adoptee, is the author of those profound words. Janelle traveled on a Ties trip to her birth country when she was 17. Janelle is 27 now and ... Read More

Five Star Luxury Vietnam Escape

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PROJECT UPDATE: The Forgotten Marines at Hue; Tet, 1968 Documentary Film

by Nicholas Warr @ Nicholas Warr

With just over two months to go before our trip to Vietnam, and considering my poor fund-raising results as of today, I’m now changing strategy and moving to “Plan D.” Plans B and C were efforts to reduce the cost … Continue reading

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26 Most Common Scams in Vietnam - Travelscams.org

26 Most Common Scams in Vietnam - Travelscams.org


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Vietnam is a beautiful country to visit, but almost every tourist here would have experienced a scam. Click here to learn how to protect yourself!

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

National D-Day Memorial: Veteran remarked “our stripes didn’t look like that”

by Dog Tag Tours @ Dog Tag Tours

The National D-Day Memorial sits on a bluff overlooking the town of Bedford, Virginia.  Bedford sustained the highest per capita D-Day losses than any other town in America ….a town of 3,000 lost nineteen “boys” serving with the 116th Regiment of the 29th ID.  Three more were lost within days. “The ultimate D-Day sacrifice.”  Alex Kershaw, […]

Top 5 tourist attractions in Hue

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

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

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Luxury Vietnam Tours, Private & Tailor-made | Jacada Travel

Luxury Vietnam Tours, Private & Tailor-made | Jacada Travel


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Return to the Citadel Fortress of Hue - Nicholas Warr

Return to the Citadel Fortress of Hue - Nicholas Warr


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Early next year, many of the Marines and Sailors who fought with 1/5 in the Citadel Fortress of Hue will return to Vietnam. It will be both an honor and a privilege for me to lead this group as a … Continue reading →

Homestay- a good choice among kinds of accommodation in Hanoi

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

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

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Cambridge, Princeton, Bletchley Park…acclaimed but condemned

by Dog Tag Tours @ Dog Tag Tours

During our 2017 May Tour,  Bomber Boys of the Royal Air Force & United States Army Air Force, we visit Bletchley Park, a quiet estate northwest of London, where civilians achieved one of the greatest accomplishments of WWII.  Brilliant cryptologist Alan Turing and his team of mathematicians toiled in prefabricated wooden bungalows behind the estate […]

HOW CAN VIETNAM BENEFIT FROM FILM-INDUCED TOURISM?

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Guilt trips: war vets return to Vietnam

Guilt trips: war vets return to Vietnam


South China Morning Post

Haunted by their past, veterans of the Vietnam war are returning to former battlefields to make peace with the ghosts of the conflict and help those who are still picking up the pieces, writes Eric San Juan

SIEM REAP’S 10 BEST BARS: CLASSY, HIDDEN DIVES JUST OUTSIDE OF ANGKOR

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Every year I find myself in Siem Reap, Cambodia for a week. It’s inevitable, and always enjoyable.

Angkor Wat is, along with Bagan in Myanmar, one of the two most spectacular temple sites in Asia, if not the world. I’ve come back again and again with friends, or by myself. Although lately I barely spend time in the temples of Angkor Wat, I love the cafe and bar scene of nearby Siem Reap, a charming little French colonial town adjacent to Angkor that now serves as the tourist-amenity center of the region. Though a tourist town, it’s far from a tourist trap. There is something about the clear blue sky, slow clouds and that long twilight that I love here. And, there’s the drinks.

Pub Street is famous here. It is the center of Siem Reap and the fulcrum of activity in ... Read More »

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Adventure to the Galapagos Islands

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Mostly known for their exotic environments and rare species, the Galapagos Islands are nestled near the coast of Ecuador. The 13 main islands that make up the Galapagos Islands are about 600 miles off the South American coast line. Due to the distance from shore, the islands are very isolated and a cruise is the […]

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

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


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

Return to Vietnam

Return to Vietnam


Vietnam Jeep Tours Official Site

The last American soldiers left Vietnam in 1973. It was not the happy time there but some of them want to come back once and in March, we hosted one of…

Vietnam Tour Packages | Angkor Wat Tours | smarTours

Vietnam Tour Packages | Angkor Wat Tours | smarTours


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When to visit Vietnam?

by JeepTours-Admin @ Vietnam Jeep Tours Official Site

As Vietnam is a tropical country so weather is always a thing to think about before you make plan to visit it. To provide you some information about its weather, we will divide the country into three main regions, so it will be easier for you to follow. The South (Saigon, Mekong Delta, Muine and Nha […]

This Fall Is A Perfect Time To Visit Croatia

by admin @ smarTours

Imagine a destination where you could get fantastic coastline views, a nice warm breeze and a little bit of sand between your toes. Croatia is one of the best places to vacation because of its ideal location. The Croatian coast is lined with waterfront properties facing the Adriatic Sea, providing an excellent experience of the […]

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CAN REGIONAL CROSS BORDER TOURS HELP IMPROVE VIETNAM'S LOW RATE OF RETURN VISITORS? - Dulichable

CAN REGIONAL CROSS BORDER TOURS HELP IMPROVE VIETNAM'S LOW RATE OF RETURN VISITORS? - Dulichable


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HOW VIETNAM CAN WIN THE TOURISM GAME

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One minute from Omaha Beach

by Dog Tag Tours @ Dog Tag Tours

Many WWII tours visit the American Cemetery of Normandy; we add to the experience, taking you down to Omaha Beach, below the cemetery, where an estimated 2500 men died in a single twenty-four hour period on June 6, 1944, “D-Day.”    Our 2017 WWII Western Front Tour  will have a lengthy stop here.  Randy Ent, […]

Beyond the ancient streets

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The ancient streets of Hoi An, lined with Chinese traders’ homes and wooden houses reincarnated as restaurants, cafés, and outlets for local artists, craftsmen and tailors. Explore the beautiful 16th century Japanese Bridge. Hoi An’s unique fusion of Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architecture is well displayed here, in what is arguably Vietnam’s most tourist-friendly town. […]

Must-try dishes before leaving Ha Giang

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

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

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Basic Vietnamese Phrases

by More Fun Travel @ More Fun Travel

Basic Vietnamese phrases, with pronunciation, for activities, food, transportation and the days of the week. Pleasantries English Pronunciation Vietnamese Yes yaa vâng No khong không Maybe cawtey có thể You’re Welcome kohng sao doh không sao đâu No Thank You

Eco-Tourism Spotlight: Patagonia

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Over the past two decades, eco-tourism has been one of the fastest-growing sectors of the travel industry. Defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people,” this concept appeals to the rising number of people interested in social responsibility, similar to the booming organic food industry […]

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Where to go for breakfast in Hanoi

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

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Where to go in Ha Giang

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

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

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Return to Vietnam: Veterans travel back to war zone for first time

Return to Vietnam: Veterans travel back to war zone for first time


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HANOI, Vietnam -- With Veteran’s Day approaching, FOX31 Denver’s Jeremy Hubbard traveled 8,000 miles to Vietnam with a group of U.S. veterans who haven’t been back since the war ended. And those veterans were surprised by what they found.With its pristine beaches in Da Nang, bustling cities like Nha Trang and commerce that flows as freely as the waters of the muddy Mekong River, the Vietnam of today isn’t exactly the image of a war-torn country.

What to Look For in a South African Vacation & Safari

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A trip to South Africa is the vacation of a lifetime, especially if you treat yourself to a safari experience. Tourism has increased substantially in South Africa over the last 20 years since the Apartheid, and the country is now one of the best destinations on earth to visit for its combination of safari and […]

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A greeting from Luxembourg…

by Dog Tag Tours @ Dog Tag Tours

In Luxembourg, during our September 2017 tour, acclaimed historian Roland Gaul will host our group for a reception commemorating the 28th Infantry Division, PA’s National Guard, credited for the liberation of Luxembourg in 1944-45.  Traveling in our group, former 28th ID Commander Major General Wesley “Wes” Craig (2003-05).   Join us for this very special […]

Fun Facts about Vietnam

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Hanoi is the capital city, while the currency is Dong Vietnam has a population of over 85 million We have one of the lowest unemployment rates among all developing countries. Vietnam has a literacy rate of 94%. Potbelly pigs are

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Why I Write

by Nicholas Warr @ Nicholas Warr

At my core, I am a United States Marine. I was once a Marine, I am today a Marine, and I will always be a United States Marine. Further, I am a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, having served … Continue reading

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We Offer the Best Guides for Every Tour

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Our military or veteran tours are very unique and are second to none because we have the best guides in the business. We’re very proud to be able to offer this type of tour of Vietnam. More Fun Travel is

Vietnam - The return 14 days - Vietnam Private Tours

Vietnam - The return 14 days - Vietnam Private Tours


Vietnam Private Tours

The famous trail for American Veterans to come back and see how Vietnam has been changed in the last decades and visit the highlights of the country.

What Currency Should I Take?

by More Fun Travel @ More Fun Travel

This all depends on where you’re from, but we certainly suggest you exchange some of your country’s currency into Vietnamese Dong so that you can experience our culture in a more meaningful way. Not to mention, some areas of the

Vietnam surprises vets returning to battleground (photos, video)

Vietnam surprises vets returning to battleground (photos, video)


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Seeking closure, reconciliation, or just a look at a formerly war-torn land, many veterans of the war in Vietnam are returning to that country, and are often surprised by what they find.

Travel like the First Lady: Tips for Touring China

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In just a few days, the first lady – or, shall we say, first ladies – will depart on a week-long excursion to China. Michele Obama will be taking her daughters, Malia and Sasha, as well as her mother, to Beijing, Xi’an, and Chengdu to learn about the country’s standards and methodologies for education. POTUS […]

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

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

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The Vietnam War – McNamara’s Wall and those who designed it.

by Dog Tag Tours @ Dog Tag Tours

“I gave eight years of my life to the Vietnam War, ” writes Frank Tapparo (center in photo) from his home in Arlington, VA, and he regards the first years of his Vietnam service as “…the most interesting assignment in my professional career—and I’ve had some good ones.” Tapparo is one of the Vietnam Veterans […]

INDIA TIES: What My Daughters Knew Intuitively

by Becca Piper @ Adoptive Family Travel

by Neale Schwarting I have to say, when planning on our return trip to India, I kept saying, ‘I could do this so much cheaper, I don’t like traveling with people I don’t know, I want my own schedule.’ After talking to our girls, they thought making friends and experiencing this with others “like them” on this trip of a ... Read More

Southern Vietnam Discovery (6 days, 5 nights)

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

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Tourists From United States Return to Vietnam :  VIETNAM: American Tourists Venture Back to Scene of Battle

Tourists From United States Return to Vietnam : VIETNAM: American Tourists Venture Back to Scene of Battle


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The small group who assembled at Manila Airport recently were waiting for flight PR 591, although the departures board had left blank PR 591's destination.The green light was flashing for "immediate...

Vietnamese cuisine

by JeepTours-Admin @ Vietnam Jeep Tours Official Site

When you are on holiday, beside the visits to the famous sites, tasting the local foods is always an interesting experience and for many travellers, that is the main reason of their trips. More and more people know about Vietnamese foods all over the world and want to try it, of course nowhere better than trying […]

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

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

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Five Star Luxury Vietnam Escape

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Five Star Luxury Vietnam Escape

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Photos of Hanoi

by More Fun Travel @ More Fun Travel

Take a virtual walk through the streets of Hanoi. Enjoy the sites and color photos of Hanoi as we step back in time with some of our favorite memories. Traveling to Vietnam, Laos or Cambodia? Contact Us! We’re able to

Vietnam Luxury Island Getaway

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Shan Tuyet green tea in Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang

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

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One Million Steps, by Bing West

by Nicholas Warr @ Nicholas Warr

I’m a big fan of Bing West’s work, having read several of his earlier books including The Village, which is about the Combined Action Marines during the Vietnam War, and The March Up, which covered the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force’s … Continue reading

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Third Tour in Vietnam

by More Fun Travel @ More Fun Travel

Planning My Return to Vietnam In Memory of Jack O’Neil Download the Third Tour Journal (PDF) At approximately 1700 hours 31 January 2015, Jack O’Neil died. Jack was my best friend. We first met on the airstrip at Quan Loi

Top 5 islands you must visit in Nha Trang

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

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

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Are you stylish?

by JeepTours-Admin @ Vietnam Jeep Tours Official Site

We know that the arranged tours are quite boring sometime if  you take them  as the others do. But what would you think if we offer you another way to explore the land you visit? Naturally, most of us are “the honored members of Conservative party”, we ourselves are not always ready to try anything new […]

Journeys of the Heart - Back to Vietnam: Tours of the Heart

Journeys of the Heart - Back to Vietnam: Tours of the Heart


Back to Vietnam: Tours of the Heart

In 2006, forty years after Bruce served there as an Army officer during the war, we traveled the length of Vietnam in a modern, air-conditioned bus as part of a group of veterans returning to find reconciliation. We found modern day Vietnam a study in contradictions; a Communist government and a capitalist economy; modern cities …

“no drunk, no go home”

by JeepTours-Admin @ Vietnam Jeep Tours Official Site

These days we have to go to school to learn about the hospitality, but to the minority groups, it is in their DNA. We have been visiting homes of many hill tribal groups in Vietnam and so far they never disappoint us. A very common saying you will hear there is: “No drunk, no go home” They […]

Adieu Vietlanddiscovery Travel, bienvenue Jasmin Tonkin Travel

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Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam

Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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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 …

Tourist Hot Spots

by More Fun Travel @ More Fun Travel

Nowadays, tourist hot spots like the Mekong Delta are very popular types of tours in South Vietnam, similar to tours around Ha Long Bay in the North. That is why the main part of Mekong Delta is touristy. Our guests

Cheap Flights to Vietnam 2018. Only $298 Return

Cheap Flights to Vietnam 2018. Only $298 Return


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5 LESSER-KNOWN LOCATIONS FOR SHOOTING FILMS IN VIETNAM

by Trang Nguyen @ Dulichable

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4* guided tour of Vietnam: Hanoi to Hoi An - incl. Halong Bay cruise & flights fr. £795pp

4* guided tour of Vietnam: Hanoi to Hoi An - incl. Halong Bay cruise & flights fr. £795pp


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Ahoy mateys! We've combined some great offers to create this fantastic value Vietnam tour for under £800 per person. Using a 2-for-1 discount (saving £378pp) from On the Go Tours -- an award-winning, ATOL-protected company -- and adding some bargain return international flights and a short internal flight, you can get the whole trip from…

Vietnam Journeys

Vietnam Journeys


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Veteran tour of Vietnam | Audley Travel

Veteran tour of Vietnam | Audley Travel


Audley Travel

This Audley itinerary allows you to learn about the Vietnam conflict, visiting battle sites & meeting war veterans.

In multiple deployments, soldiers saw a changed Vietnam

In multiple deployments, soldiers saw a changed Vietnam


dailypress.com

In Vietnam, multiple deployments prompted different perspectives on the war

Halong Bay, Vietnam

by Jasmin Tonkin @ Jasmin Tonkin Travel

Halong Bay, Vietnam is one

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Things to do in Vietnam

by JeepTours-Admin @ Vietnam Jeep Tours Official Site

Hope that this  could provide you with some ideas about what to do when you have plan to visit Vietnam in future Trying local cuisine When Gordon Ramsay visited Vietnam, he said: “you don’t need to be the rich to have delicious meals here,  local food is just amazing”. We strongly recommend you to try […]

Why US veterans are returning to Vietnam

Why US veterans are returning to Vietnam


The Christian Science Monitor

Nearly 40 years after the war, American vets who live in Vietnam are working to foster reconciliation between the two countries, while other former US soldiers are traveling there to find 'closure.'

Sydney To Ho Chi Minh | Cheap Sydney To Vietnam Flights

Sydney To Ho Chi Minh | Cheap Sydney To Vietnam Flights


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11 Days Japan Cherry Blossom Escorted Tour

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TZ2: Vietnam tour 14 Days Hanoi - Sapa - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City

TZ2: Vietnam tour 14 Days Hanoi - Sapa - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City


Go Asia Travel

Vietnam tour 14 days 13 nights from North to South included flight, bus and train tickets

Theme Tours or Focus Specific Tours

by More Fun Travel @ More Fun Travel

Our theme tours are created with a different level of interest for each group. From simple arts and crafts style activities to more in depth, meaningful relationships. It’s possible for you to meet local residents and help improve their lifestyle

“All grown-ups were once children……….

by JeepTours-Admin @ Vietnam Jeep Tours Official Site

…………………but only few of them (us) remember it.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince Kids don’t hate studying! They just ask for only one “simple” thing: studying and having fun at the same time and if possible, parents should join them! Vietnam is a friendly country for family’s holiday. It offers mountains, beaches, national parks, rich culture and […]

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More Fun Travel and our professional team of tour guides enjoy meeting people, from all over the world, traveling to Vietnam. They bring joy to our hearts and we look forward to meeting them again on another adventure tour with

The US veterans going back to live in Vietnam

The US veterans going back to live in Vietnam


BBC News

More than 40 years after the end of the Vietnam war dozens of ageing former American soldiers have gone back - and have succeeded in finding peace.

Return to Vietnam

by JeepTours-Admin @ Vietnam Jeep Tours Official Site

The last American soldiers left Vietnam in 1973. It was not the happy time there but some of them want to come back once and in March, we hosted one of them. After more than 40 years, this veteran had the chance to revisit Bien Hoa airbase where he stationed from 1967 to 1968. In the […]

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