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Visiting Vietnam

As a hub of culture, cuisine, and curiosities, Vietnam paints an exotic picture of Southeast Asian life. Hue, the country’s former political center, recalls Nguyen rule with the Imperial City, and today’s capital, Hanoi, displays cultural diversity on chaotic streets. Ho Chi Minh City, with its War Remnants Museum and Mekong Delta, presents yet another side of this blossoming country.... Read More As a hub of culture, cuisine, and curiosities, Vietnam paints an exotic picture of Southeast Asian life. Hue, the country’s former political center, recalls Nguyen rule with the Imperial City, and today’s capital, Hanoi, displays cultural diversity on chaotic streets. Ho Chi Minh City, with its War Remnants Museum and Mekong Delta, presents yet another side of this blossoming country.    Close

Stories and Tips Vietnam

Meandering down the mighty Mekong

Written by catsholiday on 05 Sep, 2011

Meandering down the MekongOn our trip to Vietnam and Cambodia we moved between the two countries by boat along the Mekong River. This river has always had rather romantic, exotic images, a bit like Constantinople, Casablanca , the Yangtze River and Other places that just…Read More


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Discovering the White and Red Sand Dunes

Written by nofootprint on 04 Apr, 2011

As we drive along the coast the scenery gradually changes .It becomes very arrid with scrubby shrubs and soon we come upon massive diamond crusted white sand dunes.It reminds of scenes from the Egyptian desert! We climbed only a short way as the…Read More


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The Magical Blue Boats and a Fairy Stream

Written by nofootprint on 04 Apr, 2011

Even though we could have contented ourselves with staying between the beach and the pool ,we decided to set off exploring the area. . We booked a morning trip with ASC Travel ,one of the many local companies for $25.00 . Our first stop was…Read More


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I Could Live Here

Written by tammyhayano on 12 Mar, 2011

I am not a shopper. When it comes to clothes, I really can’t be bothered. So it was to my surprise how much I loved Hoi An. This river town is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, otherwise known as "ancient town." You could…Read More


Visa on Arrival

Written by tammyhayano on 12 Mar, 2011

If you are flying in to Vietnam, you MUST have a visa letter before you board your flight. The airline counter from your port of departure will ask for it and check your documents. The steps are fairly straightforward, but it helps to know a…Read More


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Cyclo Experience

Written by Essexgirl09 on 22 Sep, 2010

Whilst in Hue some friends and I decided it was time to experience a cyclo ride. A cyclo is basically a back-to-front rickshaw. The cyclist sits behind the passenger seat. There were four of us, so the two cyclo ‘drivers’, who were…Read More


Shopping in Hoi An

Written by Essexgirl09 on 09 Sep, 2010

If you are visiting the small, ancient town of Hoi An in Central Vietnam, then you will no doubt be taking some time to shop. Although there are some pretty sites on the outskirts of the town, there are a limited range of attractions…Read More


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Nha Trang In General

Written by Essexgirl09 on 08 Sep, 2010

Nha Trang is a popular beach resort destination in Vietnam, situated about a quarter of the way up Vietnam’s extensive coastline. There is a lovely long beach here which is sandy and you can often hire sunbeds and parasols as well as purchasing drinks…Read More


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Saigon is Fassssst!

Written by Beat me on 19 Jun, 2010

Vietnam has never had more foreign tourists running about than now, and the tourism department expects more than two million to come this year - a sizeable increase from last year's already high numbers.Arrived in Sai Gon on a cheap flight from Hanoi with a…Read More


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Vietnam

Written by SeenThat on 16 Mar, 2010

Vietnam is different from its neighbors, living in its own frenzied pace, which may tempt the traveler to rush ahead before the attractions were properly explored. Crossing a street in Saigon is an adventure in itself, and not necessarily a pleasant one; though it proved…Read More


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