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TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT HO CHI MINH CITY DURING TET

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

How To Plan a Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Trip

How To Plan a Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Trip

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

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

Which Airport Should You Fly Into When Traveling to Vietnam?

Which Airport Should You Fly Into When Traveling to Vietnam?


TripSavvy

See what you need to know about flying into Vietnam. Learn if Saigon or Hanoi is better for arriving, visa information, getting around, and more.

Conquering Pu Ta Leng Peak

by Lieu Do @ Rentabike Vietnam

Pu Ta Leng Peak Often acclaimed as the queen of flowers in northwestern forests, the rhododendron is commonly thought to grow all over the Fansipan mountains or Mau Son region. However, Pu Ta Leng Peak with its magnificent terrain and harsh climate nurtures the most beautiful rhododendrons. Tourists of all kinds have fallen in love […]

10 Best Things to Do in Vietnam - Vietnam Best Attractions

10 Best Things to Do in Vietnam - Vietnam Best Attractions


vietnam-guide.com

Attractions in Vietnam are plentiful, ranging from stunning natural landscapes, untouched islets and quaint villages to war museums, colonial structures, and ancient citadels. The Cu Chi tunnels, located outside Ho Chi Minh City, represent the sheer grit and ‘can-do’ attitude of the Vietnamese while a visit

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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Homestays & Hotels in Mu Cang Chai (Updated 2017)

by Lieu Do @ Rentabike Vietnam

Mu Cang Chai is rural district of Yen Bai Province, in the Northwest region of Vietnam. The region has recently opened to tourism so the travel services are quite limited with a few mini-hotels & homestays. If planning a trip to Mu Cang Chai, you should book the hotel room in advance, especially in weekend […]

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

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


The Hungry Suitcase

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

Stories from my Sustainable Trip with the UNWTO

Stories from my Sustainable Trip with the UNWTO

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

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

Traveling in Vietnam as an American

Traveling in Vietnam as an American


A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

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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…

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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How to travel from South Africa to Vietnam?

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

Travelling from South Africa to Vietnam, you will need to take notice of Vietnam visa, the flight and some recommendations for Vietnamese sightseeings.

Sarawak, Borneo

by Alina @ Blog | One World Institute

Borneo is the third largest island on the planet. The island is politically divided among three countries: Malaysia and Brunei in the north and Indonesia to the south, full with bio diversity and natural wonders. Three quarters of the island is administrated by Indonesia. It is less developed than Malaysian part, and it is difficult […]

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Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime


Justgola

Vietnam is home to lots of paradise islands. Some are really well-known like Phu Quoc, Cat Ba, but others are still hidden gems that need discovering. For nature lovers, you have to visit one of these top 10 paradise islands at least once in your lifetime.

BRB – I’m Traveling in Southeast Asia

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Blog updates coming in the new year...

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Hidden things to do in Singapore for the true traveler

by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

When you think of Singapore, a few things might come to mind. Some are towering cities flooded with international business people; others is sprawling resort complexes that essentially act as entertainment centers. These are certainly among the prevailing images of this metropole at the southern edge of Malaysia, and they maybe give a feeling that […]

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A look back into V’Spirit 2016 New Year Gala Dinner – The Space of Vietnamese Culture

by Thanh Tung @ V'Spirit Cruises

First and foremost, V’Spirit Cruises wishes you a Happy New Year, a year big with success and achievement, a year rich with the affection of those who are dear to you, a year with mellow with happiness and contentment! Just a few days ago, the world said good bye to a memorable 2015 and welcomed […]

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2 working hours to get Vietnam visa approval letter for South African

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

It is great news for all South African citizens traveling to Vietnam in urgent plan and has no visa yet as they now can obtain an visa approval letter for their visa on arrival within 2 hours. So, no need to worry any more.

Khe Kem Waterfall – A heavenly waterfall in central Vietnam

Khe Kem Waterfall – A heavenly waterfall in central Vietnam

by Lieu Do @ Rentabike Vietnam

25km from Con Cuong townlet, the nature endows a wonderful landscape to Pu Mat National Park – Khe Kem Warefall. Water cascades down from the height of 500m and slope of 800 to three terraces, creating white spume. With the exotic beauty granted by the nature, Khe Kem waterfall has become one of the most attractive […]

Where to go after Halong Bay cruises?

by Thanh Tung @ V'Spirit Cruises

Magnificent Halong Bay – UNESCO World Heritage site has charmed many people before, during and after their visit to this wonderland. But maybe because of its dreamlike beauty, travelers sometimes feel being let down when visiting other places. Well, don’t worry, Vietnam has many to offer. Right here, we will introduce to you some places […]

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Responsible tourism in Vietnam

Responsible tourism in Vietnam


responsibletravel.com

Responsible tourism in Vietnam. Easy to read, honest advice on responsible tourism in Vietnam to help you make sure your trip has a positive effect on the environment and local communities.

Northern Thailand off the tourist trail

by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

The northern region of Thailand differs considerably from the rest of the country, both in climate and geography as well as culturally and linguistically. An area with hill tribes, green mountains, rivers and waterfalls, often set against a backdrop of swirling mists and fog. It is an area that is perfect for the more adventurous […]

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Five Amazing Places to Visit in South Vietnam

Five Amazing Places to Visit in South Vietnam


HubPages

I was pleasantly surprised after a 3-week trip in South Vietnam touring some of the cities and attractions. Truthfully, I was not expecting anything glamorous. However, this small Asian country has so much natural beauty and plenty of amazing...

How Are American Tourists Treated In Vietnam? - Travel Happy

How Are American Tourists Treated In Vietnam? - Travel Happy


Travel Happy

If you're an American looking to go travelling in Vietnam, don't worry about getting a frosty reception because of the legacy of the war. The Vietnamese ha

What with Vietnam visa if I’m far from the Embassy

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

I wanna obtain a Vietnam visa. But my place is far from the embassy. I’m in George. Do I have any other option? Please advise.

Vietnam Backpacking Guide - Highlights, Maps, Places To Go

Vietnam Backpacking Guide - Highlights, Maps, Places To Go


Indie Traveller

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

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…

How long does it take to complete visa procedure at Vietnam airport

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

Hi there, thanks for your great work. I’ve got my visa approval letter as per your guarantee. But, I heard from some others that the process to get visa stamped at airport in Vietnam may takes long. Please advise.

How to travel from South Africa to Vietnam?

How to travel from South Africa to Vietnam?


vietnam-visa.co.za

This post reveals how to get Vietnam Visa, how to fly from South Africa and where you should visit when staying here.

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…

Volunteering in Zambia

by Alina @ Blog | One World Institute

Volunteering in Zambia, our experience.   In Mazabuka, the Southern province of Zambia, a project focused on Child Aid takes place. ZAMFAM is a project, in which our students decided to contribute. ZAMFAM reaches out to 125000 Orphans and Vulnerable children in the program to improve their well-being.     What Volunteering in Zambia really […]

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Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

6 Incredible Reasons to Explore Dorset

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

With everything from castles to cake, not to mention some of the most geologically diverse landscapes in the UK, there are plenty of reasons to explore Dorset. Reasons to Explore Dorset Located on the southwest coast of England, acclaimed landscape photographer Andy Farrer discovered there's a lot to get excited about in Dorset and its […]

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No Indonesia Visa Required For Citizens Of 45 Countries

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

The Indonesian Government recently announced citizens of forty five countries no longer need a tourist visa to enter Indonesia. Indonesia Immigration Stamp How Does Visa Free Entry To Indonesia Work? If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed below, arrive at one of the entry points below and proceed to Passport Control. […]

Andalusia Travel – 5 Reasons to Visit the South of Spain

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

From the classic Alhambra to ‘Fifty Shades of Pink’, there’s plenty to explore and train your lenses on in southern Spain’s Andalusia region. Peter Hendrie leads Andalusia travel photography tours every February and shares his reasons for why you should visit this magical destination.  Andalusia Travel – A Magical Photo Tour All Andalusia Travel photos […]

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Short & long-term Vietnam Business Visa for Indian citizens

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

Every Indian passport holder is obliged to apply for Vietnam visa before entering this country for any purposes. For those who want to work or start business in Vietnam, owning a Vietnam business visa can also mean that you don’t have to apply for work permit, which is more time-consuming and intriguing.

25 Top Tourist Attractions in Vietnam

25 Top Tourist Attractions in Vietnam


Touropia

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

Riding the Reunification Express in Vietnam

Riding the Reunification Express in Vietnam


The Independent

It's a dilemma: “frog porridge Singapore-style” costs 40,000 Vietnamese dong (about £1.20) but plain “frog porridge” just 28,000. I study my laminated menu as we rattle on south through the night. Does “Singapore-style” mean a spicier sauce, perhaps, or bigger bits of frog?

10 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam

10 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam


Touropia

A long, narrow country squeezed in between the South China Sea and the Laos and Cambodia borders, Vietnam is a land of striking landscapes that range from the lush rice terraces and forested mountains

25 Top Tourist Attractions in Vietnam

25 Top Tourist Attractions in Vietnam


Touropia

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

Where To Go In Vietnam: North Or South? | Flight Centre

Where To Go In Vietnam: North Or South? | Flight Centre


Flight Centre

Should you visit North Vietnam or South Vietnam? We run through the main cities and explain why you should add them to your Vietnam holiday.

Vietnam battles erosion of beaches – and of tourism

Vietnam battles erosion of beaches – and of tourism


The Christian Science Monitor

Walking along Cua Dai is like visiting a beach-restoration technology exhibition, with efforts ranging from stone seawalls to fiber-and-sand wave breakers.

Guide to Complete Online Application for Vietnam Visa for South Africans

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

All South Africans can obtain a Visa on arrival to Vietnam if they get into the country by air. So, how does the online application form look like? How to provide information? What information to provide? What information to provide? Following is the complete guide to do so.

V’Spirit Classic brings the art into your Halong Bay cruise.

by Thanh Tung @ V'Spirit Cruises

The word “V’Spirit” actually means “Vietnamese Spirit”, and our goal is to create a space for Vietnamese culture and to bring the quintessence of Vietnamese traditions to all passengers. In this regard, in every little details of V’Spirit, there is always a connection to an aspect of our rich and diverse culture. Bát Tràng porcelain […]

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3 options with Vietnam visa for South Africans to stay in Vietnam for just over 1 month

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

At the moment, all South Africans to Vietnam need to obtain a valid Vietnam visa. Vietnam visa for South Africans are now available in the following types, in terms of its length: 1 month visa; 3 months visa; 6 months visa; and 1 year visa. So, what if you just wish to stay in the […]

Lan Ha Preservation Zone Clean-up: Small Steps, Big Impact

by Thanh Tung @ V'Spirit Cruises

Halong Bay is the first choice of many travelers when it comes to Vietnam. This is why the number of tourist increase annualy in Halong. Thanks to its magnificent beauty, the reputation of Halong Bay has traveled wide and far, in fact, many travelers fly to Vietnam just to have a look at this infamous […]

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Ba Ao Waterfall –  A new destination for great weekend getaways

Ba Ao Waterfall – A new destination for great weekend getaways

by Lieu Do @ Rentabike Vietnam

Located deep in the forest in Trung My commune, Binh Xuyen district of Vinh Phuc province (about 70km from Hanoi), Ba Ao (three ponds) Waterfall has recently become a destination for those who love traveling, especially youngsters, thanks to its intact beauty. To get to the site, tourists are to pass by Thanh Lanh Lake, […]

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.

What to Pack When Traveling in Rainy Season

by Lieu Do @ Rentabike Vietnam

Believe it or not, traveling during Southeast Asia’s rainy season can be a good thing for travelers: hotels and flights are cheaper, and less traveler volume means you share the tourist trail with less people going the same way. If you’re aware of the downsides of traveling in the rainy season and have prepared for […]

Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

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

5 of SAIGON’S BEST HIDDEN COCKTAIL BARS

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a place of surprises, much of them elusive to first-time visitors with just a few days on the ground. Though a bit challenging at first, Ho Chi Minh City eventually became our favorite city in the world and a base for many of our adventures in the Southeast Asian region. It’s also a pretty great place to go out and grab a drink, whether it’s a Monday or Saturday, Saigon’s music venues, breathtaking rooftop bars, and tiny neighborhood spots are buzzing.

Unlike the more world famous, easy-to-find spots of Bangkok and Shanghai, Saigon is a city of tight neighborhoods which unveil themselves only to those intrepid enough to explore the tiniest, faintest lines on the map. Saigon doesn’t have a Times Square or Pudong. It’s a megacity comprised of small, distinct districts and alleys. Perch ... 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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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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Places to Visit in Southern Vietnam | Travel Blog | ThePlanetD

Places to Visit in Southern Vietnam | Travel Blog | ThePlanetD


The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

In Autumn 2011 I embarked on a volunteer experience in Southern Vietnam for just under a month. In some ways Vietnam is a lot like the rest of South East Asia

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

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

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

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

North Korea sent this assassin to kill the South's president. He's now a megachurch pastor.

North Korea sent this assassin to kill the South's president. He's now a megachurch pastor.

by Mac William Bishop @ NBC News Top Stories

A group of North Korean commandos sneaked into South Korea on a mission to assassinate its president. Then it ran into four brothers out to cut wood.

Full Guide for Vietnam visa in Cape Town

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

Vietnam visa in Cape Town, South Africa. Are you looking for such issue? Do you want to know whether you need a visa to Vietnam or not and how to obtain a visa from this place. Let’s read through this post which will give you the answers.

The southern coast Guide | Vietnam Travel

The southern coast Guide | Vietnam Travel


Rough Guides

Vietnam’s convex southern coastline is lined with seemingly endless beaches that, for many, are reason enough to visit the country. The main resort areas of...

Backpacking in Vietnam: Travel Route & Map | Charlie on Travel

Backpacking in Vietnam: Travel Route & Map | Charlie on Travel


Charlie on Travel

Want to know where to go backpacking in Vietnam? I mapped out a Vietnam travel route. Start in Hanoi and travel south to Ho Chi Minh City.

From soldier's road to tourist highway

From soldier's road to tourist highway


msnbc.com

If relentless American bombing didn't get him, it would take a North Vietnamese soldier as long as six months to make the grueling trek down the jungled Ho Chi Minh Trail. Today, you speed along the same route at 60 mph, past peaceful hamlets and stunning mountain scenery.

Top 5 Tips for Traveling with Children in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog

Top 5 Tips for Traveling with Children in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

The most useful Vietnam Travel tips for families traveling with children. What to do in Vietnam when you travel with kids? Safety advice for parents.

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

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Undiscovered south-east Asia: remote towns and secret beaches

Undiscovered south-east Asia: remote towns and secret beaches


the Guardian

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

Trat: A Delightfully Unassuming Thai Town

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

A little slice of Thai life off the usual trail, with prices rarely seen in the south.

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

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

Will tourism transform the way Australians remember the Vietnam War?

Will tourism transform the way Australians remember the Vietnam War?


The Conversation

Might the rise of heritage tourism and the increasing ease of international travel lead to more of Australia’s military experiences overseas being better understood?

Traffic Fines and Penalties in Vietnam: Know the Risks!

by Lieu Do @ Rentabike Vietnam

We tell you what happens if you are caught speeding, not wearing a helmet or seatbelt or using a phone while driving, plus, the cost of parking fines in Vietnam. You break the law and you are arrested If you are caught red-handed — for instance if you have forgotten a turn signal or crossed […]

Tourism changes understanding of Vietnam War - InDaily

Tourism changes understanding of Vietnam War - InDaily


InDaily

Increasing tourism in Vietnam – including visits to places such as the Cu Chi tunnels – may change the way Australians view and commemorate the Vietnam War.

Vietnam: Spotlight on the Accommodation & Tourism Industry

Vietnam: Spotlight on the Accommodation & Tourism Industry


JLL

Vietnam: Spotlight on the Accommodation & Tourism Industry

Required Documents to complete Application for Vietnam visa On arrival

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

Which kind of documents required to be provided to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival? Find the answer here.

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

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


Finding Beyond

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

Vietnam: Not just a tourist destination!

Vietnam: Not just a tourist destination!


Radio National

Vietnam's role in the dispute over the South China Sea.

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

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

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

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

One Month in Vietnam: A Complete Itinerary

One Month in Vietnam: A Complete Itinerary


Two Wandering Soles

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

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

Top 16 Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur

Top 16 Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Kuala Lumpur is a popular Southeast Asian hub known for its food and diversity. Whether you're on a visa run, exploring during a layover, or are making a stop on your Southeast Asia itinerary, we've got some unique ideas of things to do in Malaysia's capital city. From the popular sights to well off the beaten path, we'll walk you through the top things to do in Kuala Lumpur.

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…

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…

Thu Cuc: A seldom visited backpacker gem in northern Vietnam

by Lieu Do @ Rentabike Vietnam

Backpackers passing through on a weekend trip may lose a piece of their heart to the stunning landscapes and storied culture of Thu Cuc, a tempting village in the northern Vietnamese province of Phu Tho. Snugly nestled in the mountainous district of Tan Son, approximately 130 kilometers from Hanoi, Thu Cuc Commune, named after a legendary […]

3 Online Steps to get Vietnam Visa Approval Letter for South Africans

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

How to obtain a Vietnam visa approval letter for South Africans? These are 3 simple steps for you without submission of any document.

From North to South Vietnam on a motorbike | Blog | One World Institute

From North to South Vietnam on a motorbike | Blog | One World Institute


Blog | One World Institute

Vietnam…an exotic country of breathtaking natural beauty with a unique heritage, where travel quickly becomes addictive. I’m truly grateful that I got to see it. You have beautiful nature, nice people, good food, and a culture much different from our own. First off we took a flight from Hong Kong to Hanoi.  We didn’t spend too much …

Backpacking Vietnam Travel Guide 2017 - Adventure Tips

Backpacking Vietnam Travel Guide 2017 - Adventure Tips


The Broke Backpacker

Backpacking Vietnam; the ultimate guide to exploring one of South East Asia's most mysterious and beautiful travel destinations...

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…

South Vietnam: The 5 Best Things To See - I Like Local Blog

South Vietnam: The 5 Best Things To See - I Like Local Blog


I Like Local Blog

To help you plan your next trip to Vietnam I have compiled the 5 best things to see in South Vietnam for you. A suggested itinerary for 10-14 days.

Best things to do in Bali: experience it the local way!

by Elena Ferranto @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

There is certainly no shortage of things to see and do in Bali, but how do you make sure you leave this culturally rich island with the feeling that you truly saw it rather than being just another tourist doing touristy things? While being one of the top travel destinations and seeing millions visitors a year, Bali […]

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Traveling to Vietnam during Tet: Things to know about.

by Thanh Tung @ V'Spirit Cruises

If you had to pick one holiday of the year as the most important to Vietnamese, the Tet Nguyen Dan would be the one. The festival is celebrated in Vietnamese communities all over the world. The Tet Festival is a great time to visit as the days building up to the Festival are abuzz with […]

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Backpacking South Africa Budget Travel Guide 2018

by Ana Pereira @ The Broke Backpacker

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The best of Vietnam Tourism: Top food from every region

The best of Vietnam Tourism: Top food from every region


Enchanting Travels

Vietnam tourism is incomplete without sampling some of the local favorites. Here's our list of what you can sink your teeth into, and where to find it.

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