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

How to Deal With the Flu While Traveling

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Day-to-day life can already be stressful enough. That’s why travel can be such a welcoming break. Traveling is an opportunity to get away from the mundane, humdrum of everyday life. Not only does time away relax you, but it also rejuvenates the body and senses. Unfortunately, though, sickness can happen at any time. Whether you’re […]

Trekking Travel Bus

by Pktan @ Travel Vietnam

Trekking Travel Bus Terminals Trekking Travel Bus Routes Telephone Number: List of Open Bus Companies – Complete guide on open bus companies in Vietnam Used Trekking Travel Bus? Share your reviews!

Credit Cards, ATMs and Currency Exchange in Vietnam

by Stephen @ Vietnam Travel Information – Vietnam Vacation

Monetary Transaction in Vietnam
The official currency in Vietnam is Dong (VND). There are some coins in circulation but the huge majority of currency is paper. If you’re bound to [...]

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KITESURFING – Phu Quy Island Full Camp – Vietnam

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Photo Essay: Smiles in Vietnam

by Dan @ Vietnam – Global-Travel-Info.com

Smiling street vendors; Vietnam I’ve never met a people as quick with a smile as the Vietnamese.  For a country that’s endured so much turmoil and tragedy in the past...

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Vietnamese Traditional Costumes

by Stephen @ Vietnam Vacation

Vietnam is a multi ethnic country with 54 distinct groups and each with its own cultural heritage and specific styles of clothing. Common traits often include splendid color, seemingly contradicting [...]

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What Travel Vaccinations to Take Before a Trip to Vietnam

by Stephen @ Vietnam Travel Information – Vietnam Vacation

Vietnam Vaccinations during your trip?
You have booked a flight ticket to Vietnam, look back in your suitcase and have no idea what to prepare for a perfect vacation? You [...]

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Top 8 Best Beaches in Phu Quoc

by Stephen @ Vietnam Vacation

Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam including the island proper and more than 20 smaller islets. With around 150 kilometers of coastal [...]

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T M Brothers

by Pktan @ Travel Vietnam

T.M. Brothers Bus Terminals T.M. Brothers Bus Routes Telephone Number: List of Open Bus Companies – Complete guide on open bus companies in Vietnam Used T.M. Brothers Bus? Share your reviews!

Exploring “The Graduate’s” History in Berkeley

by Dan @ Global-Travel-Info.com

Fifty-year anniversary of groundbreaking movie presents sightseeing opportunities for the film’s fanatics The Arizona Republic — October 22, 2017 BERKELEY, Calif. – Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson. December marks the...

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Iconic Hoi An Street Food You Should Always Relish

by Blue @ Vietnam Travel Information

Hoi An Street Food appeals to foodies who appreciate local authentic cuisine as well as the full-of-lantern Old Town. Ranked as one of the top destinations for the culinary travel all over the world, the street food in Hoi An is so delicious, unique, and diverse that satisfy the guests. If you are in this ...

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Where is it Safe to Travel in the Middle East?

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

The Middle East is a vast region that spans a couple of continents, from parts of Asia, through the Sinai Peninsula, to portions of Northeastern Africa. Home to some of the world’s most glorious natural landscapes, it’s also considered a rising travel destination. The architecture is also one-of-a-kind. Pyramids, temples and structures that are so […]

Vung Thanh Bus

by Pktan @ Travel Vietnam

Vung Thanh Bus Terminals Vung Thanh Bus Routes Telephone Number: List of Open Bus Companies – Complete guide on open bus companies in Vietnam Used Vung Thanh Bus? Share your reviews!

Vietnam Travel Information | Vietnam Culinary Trip | Access Trips

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Savor the flavors and culture of Vietnam on a 9-day culinary tour. Cooking classes with top chefs, boutique hotels, and unparalleled insider access.

The number of international visitors in Dalat is growing rapidly

by Blue @ Vietnam Travel Information

In 2016, Dalat City of Lam Dong Province welcomed 5.4 million visitors, an increase of 6% in comparison to the same period. In particular, international visitors increased rapidly to reach the number of over 270,000 people, an increase of 5% in comparison to the last year. In 2016, thanks to the investment to improve the ...

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Leading Places to Shop in Saigon – Saigon Shopping Master

by Blue @ Vietnam Travel Information

What places to shop in Saigon might be a big question to the first-time shopaholics to the city, though many of them are suggested to see Ben Thanh Market. Find a list of the top shopping addresses to go in Saigon (or Ho Chi Minh City) here. #1: Sai Gon Square – This Ranks Top ...

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Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

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

Night Markets in Saigon

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

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

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

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

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

Ben Thanh Night Market

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The Most Modern and Best Recreational Activities in Halong Bay

by Blue @ Vietnam Travel Information

Halong Bay is amongst the elite travel destinations in Vietnam that many individuals desire to contemplate. This fantastic UNESCO World Heritage site, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, delivers the amazing settings for various recreational activities. Besides several activities in Halong Bay already-known such as squid fishing, kayaking, cave discovery, etc., the destination ...

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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 […]

Rick Stein's food tour across Vietnam

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

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

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

Retracing the journey

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

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

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Mai Linh Bus

by Pktan @ Travel Vietnam

MAI LINH Bus Terminals MAI LINH Bus Routes Telephone Number: List of Open Bus Companies – Complete guide on open bus companies in Vietnam Used MAI LINH Bus? Share your reviews!

Preserving Jewish Life in Taiwan

by Dan @ Global-Travel-Info.com

Taipei’s Jewish Center meets the needs of locals and foreigners alike Jewish News of Greater Phoenix — May 5, 2017 TAIPEI, Taiwan — When you’re the only full-time rabbi in...

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Sinhcafe Sinh Tourist Bus

by Pktan @ Travel Vietnam

Sinhcafe / Sinh Tourist Bus Terminals Sinhcafe / Sinh Tourist Bus Routes Telephone Number: List of Open Bus Companies – Complete guide on open bus companies in Vietnam Used Bus? Share your reviews!

Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

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

Discover: Jakar

by @ Wikitravel

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

KITE WIND SURF HOLIDAYS VIETNAM ROAD TRIP

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Stray's guide to travelling in Vietnam includes essential information about visas, currency and climate and what to expect in Vietnam.

Best Time to Visit Vietnam

by Stephen @ Vietnam Travel Information – Vietnam Vacation

Coming across a gorgeous picture of Vietnam on the internet? Booking a tour and imagining in your head what’s an awesome vacation you are about to have? Then one of [...]

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Top 5 Places to Visit in Myanmar to First-time Travelers

by Blue @ Vietnam Travel Information

Myanmar is an enigmatic land blessed with beautiful and idyllic landscapes throughout the country. People might never run out of choices of where to travel in Myanmar. But for the first-time travelers, it’s best to get recommendations of the top destinations before they go. Get to know the top five places to visit in Myanmar! ...

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KITESURFING + COURSE – Mui Ne Premium – Vietnam

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The Beauty of Flowers in Hanoi Vietnam

by Blue @ Vietnam Travel Information

Hanoi is charming, with several interesting towns named after the flowers a long time ago and the natural landscapes filled with the pink water lily. Let’s discover the beauty of flowers in Hanoi Vietnam with Vietnam Tour Agency ! The towns with the names of flowers in Hanoi The oldest one is Kim Lien Town, ...

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SURFING + COURSE – Mui Ne – Vietnam

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Alaska Food Tour Reading List

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Alaska Food Tour Reading List Perhaps one of the best ways to get ready for an upcoming trip is to surround yourself with information about the location you plan to travel to. Our Alaskan food tour is no exception to that rule. Coming into the Country John McPhee Cultural Portrait | 1991 | PAPER | 438 pages | Favorite A [ ... ]

KITESURFING + COURSE – Mui Ne – Vietnam

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Strengthening tourism cooperation between Viet Nam & Indonesia

by Vn rent a Car @ Car Rental in Vietnam: Hochiminh City, Da nang, Ha noi, Mui ne, Hue, vietnam local tours » Vietnam Travel Info

Recently, General Director of Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism, Mr. Nguyen Van Tuan had a meeting with Mr. Mayerfas, Indonesian Ambassador to Viet Nam. Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Mayerfas said Indonesia would support Viet Nam to promote its image in Indonesia as well as organize presstrips to Viet Nam. The Ambassador also suggested […]

Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

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

37 Places to Eat in Tokyo

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

I asked for your food recommendations for Tokyo, and you did not disappoint. In November, me and some friends spent a week eating our way around the city. It's hard to have a bad meal in Tokyo, and while I didn't get to eat everywhere, these are some of the best places!

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Typhoon Info Message | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

Typhoon Info Message | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam


U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

The typhoon season in Vietnam runs from approximately July through November.  Before this year’s season gets underway, we would like to pass along some severe weather preparation tips to U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Vietnam. During the approach of a typhoon or severe storm U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor the storm’s path by listening ...

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Backpacking South Africa Budget Travel Guide 2018

by Ana Pereira @ The Broke Backpacker

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Must have escort car Foreign cars while traveling in Vietnam

by Vn rent a Car @ Car Rental in Vietnam: Hochiminh City, Da nang, Ha noi, Mui ne, Hue, vietnam local tours » Vietnam Travel Info

The Government has issued a Decree on management of motorized vehicles brought into Vietnam by foreigners for use in travel, under which drivers must meet several conditions, including having to follow an escort car while travelling. The law document, Decree 152/2013, was issued on November 4 and will take effect on December 25, 2013. Under […]

Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

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

How to Deal With the Flu While Traveling

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Day-to-day life can already be stressful enough. That’s why travel can be such a welcoming break. Traveling is an opportunity to get away from the mundane, humdrum of everyday life. Not only does time away relax you, but it also rejuvenates the body and senses. Unfortunately, though, sickness can happen at any time. Whether you’re […]

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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How to obtain a Vietnamese Driving License

by Vn rent a Car @ Car Rental in Vietnam: Hochiminh City, Da nang, Ha noi, Mui ne, Hue, vietnam local tours » Vietnam Travel Info

The importance of Obtaining a license: You are not recommended to drive without a valid license – this needs to be either a Vietnam’s driving license or a temporary license converted from your international driving permit. The penalties for not possessing a license when you drive can be severe: from 3 years up to 10 […]

10 Essential Phrases For Tourists in Vietnam

by Stephen @ Vietnam Travel Information – Vietnam Vacation

Being affected by Chinese domination, Han characters used to be Vietnamese’s main language. In the 13th century, they invented their own written variation – Nom. In the 17th century, missionaries [...]

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12 Years Of Travel: View From Cortona, Italy

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Famous as the backdrop for the 2003 movie Under The Tuscan Sun, Cortona is a stunning medieval town perched above the surrounding countryside View from Cortona, Italy 11 June 2013, 2 Years Ago This Week: Despite the vast amount of information about every conceivable travel destination available, I still find myself occasionally stumbling upon places […]

The Five Best Destinations During the Rainy Season

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Traveling to a foreign country is a thrilling experience. Most tourists visit a different country during the warmer and drier months when there is a high influx of tourists. Travelers prefer sun-filled days to bask in the sun on the sandy beaches. They want to shop in the quaint villages or see the local landmarks […]

SIM Cards in Vietnam

by Stephen @ Vietnam Travel Information – Vietnam Vacation

Many travelers are concerned about SIM cards as well as mobile coverage for staying connected in Vietnam. Indeed, buying a SIM card in Vietnam to keep contact, information searching or [...]

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12 Years Of Travel: Perhentian Kecil Beach, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Malaysia’s Perhentian Islands are a backpacker haven with great beaches and cheap scuba diving Perhentian Kecil Beach, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia 28 June 2006, 9 Years Ago This Week: I’d been commissioned to write a story about diving in the Perhentian Islands by Asian Diver magazine – while it’s a bit of a trek to get […]

How to Get Cheap Flights to Vietnam

by Stephen @ Vietnam Vacation

Vietnam has come across to the top of best travel destinations in Vietnam. Vietnam today is a country at peace attracting visitors all over the world for its magnificent landscape, [...]

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Vietnam Travel Tips & Advice | Audley Travel

Vietnam Travel Tips & Advice | Audley Travel


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Get travel tips for Vietnam including a guide to hotels and accommodation, food and drink, language, transportation, social etiquette, tipping and more.

Discover: Vicksburg

by @ Wikitravel

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

The Five Best Destinations During the Rainy Season

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Traveling to a foreign country is a thrilling experience. Most tourists visit a different country during the warmer and drier months when there is a high influx of tourists. Travelers prefer sun-filled days to bask in the sun on the sandy beaches. They want to shop in the quaint villages or see the local landmarks […]

KITESURFING + COURSE – Mui Ne 4**** – Vietnam

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Healthcare System in Vietnam

by Stephen @ Vietnam Travel Information – Vietnam Vacation

As a combination of Eastern medicine and Western medicine, healthcare system in Vietnam is currently oriented to a universal healthcare system which will provide the whole population basic medical care. [...]

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Vietnam Trade Villages

by Vn rent a Car @ Car Rental in Vietnam: Hochiminh City, Da nang, Ha noi, Mui ne, Hue, vietnam local tours » Vietnam Travel Info

For recent years, traditional trade village – based tourism in Vietnam has become more and more appealing to tourists, especially foreign ones. Long-standing values, handicraft creation techniques and direct involvement in the production process are among those inspire tourists to discover. This is also tourism promotion and development policy of many nations in the world. […]

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Vietnam Travel | Places to visit in Vietnam


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

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Vietnam Travel Guide - Travel Happy


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Our Vietnam travel guide and tips will help you decide where to go, what to do, where to stay and how much your Vietnam travels will cost.

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

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

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Overcoming Jet Lag During International Travel

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Jet lag: A temporary sleep disorder brought on by travel across time zones. Regardless of how well we prepare our bodies for travel, a disruption in our circadian rhythms is, for lack of a more appropriate description, the pits. Sleeplessness, exhaustion, inability to focus your attention, and even gastrointestinal problems are all symptoms of the [ ... ]

Beautiful and Mystical Bali

by Dan @ Global-Travel-Info.com

  Traditional dance reflects Indonesian island’s unique and devout culture The Arizona Republic — February 26, 2017 JIMBARAN BAY, Bali – Ask a local here about the island’s population (about...

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Backpacking Germany Budget Travel Guide 2018

by Ana Pereira @ The Broke Backpacker

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WINDSURFING – Phu Quy Island Mini Camp – Vietnam

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KITE WIND SURF HOLIDAYS VIETNAM CAMP PACK | Accommodation shared room 2 pers.|ALL MEALS IN |Service pack ( Mui Ne - Phan Thiet Harbour transfers, Phu Quy visa, boat transfers, island transport,guide), Phan Rang Pass  |FROM 5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS| FROM 375€ | Kite Wind Surf Holidays Vietnam Package Deal Packages start from 5 days/4 nights. Traveling […]

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The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Top 5 Tips for a Safe Beach Holiday in Halong Bay

by Blue @ Vietnam Travel Information

Halong Bay is blessed with the dramatic sand and stone area beside the sea, which is ideal for a beach holiday all time. If you are about to visit the beaches in the UNESCO site during the scorching summer, then get to know top 5 tips for the safe beach holiday in Halong Bay to ...

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

Seven Unique Drinking Traditions From Around the World

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

With every trip to a different country, you’re expected to take in the local customs. Eat the food, visit the sites, live like someone who calls the place home. For many travelers, this also applies to alcohol. To get the most of a region, you will often need to experience the bar scene or try […]

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Vietnam Holidays | Experience Travel Group

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

Museum tells a vitriolic story of Vietnam War

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Government dogmatic, but the people are welcoming to Americans The Arizona Republic – February 12, 2011 HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam –As the old saying goes, “History is written by...

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Hospital list in Ho Chi Minh City

by Vn rent a Car @ Car Rental in Vietnam: Hochiminh City, Da nang, Ha noi, Mui ne, Hue, vietnam local tours » Vietnam Travel Info

While in the Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam should you encounter an injury or an illness we have provided you with a comprehensive list of Hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City. Hospital list in Ho Chi Minh City: Columbia Asia Gia Dinh International Clinic 01 No Trang Long Street Binh Thanh District Ho Chi Minh […]

12 Years Of Travel: Jawfish With Eggs, Derawan, Indonesia

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Indonesian Borneo has several islands with some great scuba diving – there are plenty of surprises waiting underwater Jawfish with eggs, Borneo 2 June 2010, 5 Years Ago This Week: Jawfish are one of my favourite sea creatures – they live in vertical tunnels dug in the sand and peer out over the top with […]

Coffee Habit of Vietnamese people

by Stephen @ Vietnam Vacation

Every visitor come to Vietnam are surprised that Vietnam is the second largest coffee producing country in the world and how Vietnamese enjoy coffee is not the same with the [...]

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Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

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

12 Years Of Travel: Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

London is steeped in history, but it’s also shaping the future of how we control the landscape Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London 10 June 2012, 3 Years Ago This Week: I spent a few days in Greenwich for my 40th birthday – it seemed appropriate to go back to the Source Of All Time as I […]

Vietnam Trip & Travel from Australia

by Stephen @ Vietnam Travel Information – Vietnam Vacation

Vietnam, a place where one of new seven wonders of the world – Ha Long Bay located has a wide range of beautiful and amazing natural and cultural landscapes which [...]

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List of Clinics and Hospitals in Vietnam

by Vn rent a Car @ Car Rental in Vietnam: Hochiminh City, Da nang, Ha noi, Mui ne, Hue, vietnam local tours » Vietnam Travel Info

         

72 Hours in Boise!

by Dan @ Global-Travel-Info.com

Idaho’s capital city offers visitors much more than potatoes The Arizona Republic — October 23, 2016 BOISE, Idaho – Idahoans take their spuds seriously. It was our first meal in...

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Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex for Wonderful Ninh Binh Honeymoon Packages

by Blue @ Vietnam Travel Information

Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, nested in Ninh Binh Province of the northern Vietnam, is a wonderful honeymoon landmark which makes the sweet trip to Ninh Binh truly enjoyable. The destination refers to the convergence of culture, nature, and sweetness. More and more couples take wedding photography in the dreamlike sceneries of this destination, and ...

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Vietnam Travel Guide

Vietnam Travel Guide


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

A comprehensive budget travel guide to Vietnam with tips and advice on things to do, see, ways to save money, and cost information.

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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Photo Essay: Rural Vietnam — Cue the Water Buffalo, Stage Right

by Dan @ Vietnam – Global-Travel-Info.com

Putting on a show for the tourists in Nha Trang At first glance, it’s an idyllic scene — farmers in rural Vietnam tending to their rice fields with primitive tools...

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Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam

Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam


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Country Travel Advice and Advisories from the Government of Canada

Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

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

The Pros and Cons of Voluntourism

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Voluntourism, otherwise known as Volunteer Tourism, continues to be a popular alternative to the normal vacation. A traveler can visit some exotic region with the purpose of volunteering. It can be an excellent way for individuals to learn about a different culture and explore a country while helping those in need. Many voluntours are in […]

Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

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

Cruising Russia’s Volga River

by Dan @ Global-Travel-Info.com

Despite political tensions, cruising gaining steam on Europe’s longest river The Arizona Republic — August 13, 2017 MOSCOW, Russia – A political pariah?  Perhaps. But are Russia’s geopolitical controversies, heightened...

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Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

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

Vietnam Lifestyle

by Stephen @ Vietnam Vacation

Naturally in S-shape, Vietnam, is a highly populated country with the population of over 90 millions of people spreading around from north to south. There are many distinguished lifestyles based [...]

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10 THINGS I CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

1. DENTAL FLOSS

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

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Taipei: Four Must-See Sites

by Dan @ Global-Travel-Info.com

Taiwan’s capital city emerging as a popular Asian vacation spot The Arizona Republic — April 30, 2017 TAIPEI, Taiwan – As visitors enter the world’s second-fastest elevator to take them...

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Weekend Pedestrian Street in Hue Calls More Tourists to Central Vietnam

by Blue @ Vietnam Travel Information

Hue Vietnam now has Nguyen Dinh Chieu Pedestrian Street for the exciting weekend nightlife experiences that most travelers appreciate. The travel turns to be more fantastic when you have more nice things to expect from the Imperial City of Vietnam, including the enjoyable shopping, chatting, and sightseeing during your walk in the shining Pedestrian Street. ...

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Discover: Kratie

by @ Wikitravel

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

Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

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

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 »

Moscow’s preeminant Jewish cultural site

by Dan @ Global-Travel-Info.com

Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center chronicles Jews’ up-and-down Russian history Jewish News of Greater Phoenix — July 28, 2017 MOSCOW, Russia — It’s been open less than five years but...

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Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

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

My Mom Says This Blog is Boring

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

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

Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips

Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips


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

Tip for Single Travel in Vietnam

by Stephen @ Vietnam Travel Information – Vietnam Vacation

Whether it’s travel alone or in group, you need to equip yourself with certain travel tips to ensure a safe travel in Vietnam. Today, it becomes the trend that flock [...]

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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...

The Pros and Cons of Voluntourism

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Voluntourism, otherwise known as Volunteer Tourism, continues to be a popular alternative to the normal vacation. A traveler can visit some exotic region with the purpose of volunteering. It can be an excellent way for individuals to learn about a different culture and explore a country while helping those in need. Many voluntours are in […]

The Quintessence of Tonkin Show

by Stephen @ Vietnam Vacation

A totally new entertainment show has emerged! The Quintessence of Tonkin is deep experiences of live performances by locals, traditional Vietnamese music, water-light show and daily stories. If you have [...]

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An Phu Bus

by Pktan @ Travel Vietnam

An Phu Bus Terminals An Phu Bus Routes Telephone Number: List of Open Bus Companies – Complete guide on open bus companies in Vietnam Used An Phu Bus? Share your reviews!

Weekend in Havana – You Should Book Now!

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Weekend in Havana: too good to pass up! Topping the list of off the beaten path travel, a weekend in Havana still reigns supreme. Never has a destination been so sought after. But, recent policy issues have left many travelers with legitimate concerns over how, if or when they can go to Cuba. Never fear, [ ... ]

Vietnam Trip & Travel from Canada

by Stephen @ Vietnam Travel Information – Vietnam Vacation

Whether tourists have visited Vietnam or not, traveling from Canada to Vietnam is really worth for visitors having a chance to get a memorable sightseeing of the epic Vietnam beauty [...]

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Discover: Jacksonville

by @ Wikitravel

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

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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A Year in Review (And a Needed Break)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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12 Years Of Travel: Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall, UK

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Famous for its burgeoning surfing scene, Newquay also has some stunningly beautiful scenic walks along its cliffs too. Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall 21 May 2013, 2 Years Ago This Week: Less than fifty miles from where I grew up, I’d never been to Newquay until this visit to see a friend who I’d first met in […]

KITESURFING – Phu Quy Island Mini Camp – Vietnam

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My Village Show – Làng Tôi

by Stephen @ Vietnam Vacation

My Village Show is a lively mosaic where the ancient Vietnamese village life is painted in contemporary stage language with enchanting folk melodies. Fishing, farming, traditional games, or family gathering are rendered with graceful stroke by wonderous acrobatics...

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Diplomacy Needed in Indonesia — Not Military Might

by Dan @ Global-Travel-Info.com

Fulbright program important way to counterbalance extremism The Arizona Republic — August 1, 2017 DENPASAR, Indonesia – The world’s most-populous nation with a Muslim majority doesn’t typically garner much attention...

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

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

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Museums in Saigon

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

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

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

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

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

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Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

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

Seven Unique Drinking Traditions From Around the World

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

With every trip to a different country, you’re expected to take in the local customs. Eat the food, visit the sites, live like someone who calls the place home. For many travelers, this also applies to alcohol. To get the most of a region, you will often need to experience the bar scene or try […]

SURVIVING BORACAY ALONE

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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Top 10 Karaokesin Sapa

by Stephen @ Vietnam Vacation

Sapa is the home to not only heart-touching natural landscape but also interesting entertaining places alluring a great number of visitors. If you fancy yourself with singing songs, besides amazing [...]

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Hue's Royal Tombs and Pagodas

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

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

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

The Citadel

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

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

Royal Tombs of Hue

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Phuong Trang Bus

by Pktan @ Travel Vietnam

Phuong Trang Bus Terminals Phuong Trang Bus Routes Telephone Number: List of Open Bus Companies – Complete guide on open bus companies in Vietnam Used Phuong Trang Bus? Share your reviews!

Hue's Imperial Citadel

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

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

Early History of the Citadel

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

The Citadel and the Vietnam War

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The Pros and Cons of Staying in a Hostel

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Most people eventually outgrow the idea of living with a roommate. A desire to have personal space in your living conditions only increases when traveling. After a long day of exploring the city, you likely want to crash in a hotel room, away from strangers. But, for those that want to try spending the trip […]

Why Chauffeur-driven is popular service in Vietnam

by Vn rent a Car @ Car Rental in Vietnam: Hochiminh City, Da nang, Ha noi, Mui ne, Hue, vietnam local tours » Vietnam Travel Info

Current laws in Vietnam forbid drivers without a Vietnamese licenses. Car rental company in Vietnam almost provide car rental with a driver. Drivers are know well about roads, sightseeing places, government agency, banks, office buildings, industrial park, school, Hospital… In Vietnam, Cars, Bus, Motocycles, bicycles are going together on the street. It is easy to […]

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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Primary Care Training

by drdoan @ GSMDM

Our team of 3 primary care physicians from the US will join with 2 physicians from Vietnam and 3 interpreters will be going to Cao Bang […]

The Pros and Cons of Staying in a Hostel

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Most people eventually outgrow the idea of living with a roommate. A desire to have personal space in your living conditions only increases when traveling. After a long day of exploring the city, you likely want to crash in a hotel room, away from strangers. But, for those that want to try spending the trip […]

Why Your Travel To Cuba Matters Now

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Travel To Cuba Now It doesn’t seem all that long ago that travel to Cuba was near impossible for the average American tourist. In 2014 President Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro took historic steps to lessen the gap between the Cuban people and Americans however, and in the last two years travel to Cuba [ ... ]

Some Hanoi Street Food – Very Delicious But Not Many People Know

by Blue @ Vietnam Travel Information

Hanoi owns the busy street food scenarios with many delicious choices, beautiful landscapes, and reasonable prices. The capital of Vietnam is where to find an uncountable number of good dishes to try and delight the palate. While some food is highly notable such as Phở Bò (rice noodle with beef), Bún Riêu (rice vermicelli with ...

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Hanoi Half Marathon | Vietnam

Ciputra Hanoi is located at Xuan Dinh Ward, Bac Tu Liem Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam.FROM THE AIRPORTHanoi Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) is located approximately 20km from Ciputra Hanoi and the journey takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes by car depending on traffic conditions.By

WINDSURFING – Phu Quy Island Full Camp – Vietnam

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SURFING + COURSE – Mui Ne Premium – Vietnam

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KITE WIND SURF HOLIDAYS VIETNAM COMBI PACK | Accommodation shared room 2 pers., BREAKFAST, Service pack (shuttle, storage, Guide),Mui Ne pass |BEGINNER SURF COURSE| 6 days 2 hours lessons + 2 hour free guided surf |FROM 7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS| FROM 665€ | Kite Wind Surf Holidays Vietnam Package Deal Packages start from 7 days/6 nights up […]

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Essential Info for Vietnam

Essential Info for Vietnam


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Figure out when to go, how much you'll spend and how to get around the country.

Updated Vietnam blogs and websites

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

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

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

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

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

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Boise’s Surprising — and Splendid — Historic Synagogue

by Dan @ Global-Travel-Info.com

Idaho’s capital home to the oldest temple west of the Mississippi Jewish News Service/Jewish Week of New York — December 2017 BOISE, Idaho — Sometimes you’ll find the most splendid...

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Vietnam Tours

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

Is it best to explore Vietnam on a guided tour?

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

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

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

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The History of Hoi An's Ancient Town

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

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

Early History of Hoi An

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

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

The Decline of the Champa Kingdom

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