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Hoi An - Suit you sir!, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Hoi An - Suit you sir!

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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Drop your chopsticks, Hoi an is tourist friendly, perhaps too much. Once we arrived in town we immediately knew we had travelled south, the weather was hot (it's been a while). Hoi An is a UNESCO world heritage sight, on our third day we took ...

Leaving Halong en route to Danang, Da Nang, Vietnam travel blog

Leaving Halong en route to Danang

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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... noodle soup that has all kinds of fresh ingredients.  We love Pho and Vietnamese food so I'm confident that this visit in Vietnam will be the culinary highlight of our vacation.  After breakfast, we debarked via tender boat and our driver was ...

Day 58 - to Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Day 58 - to Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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... 58 11th April 2016 Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City Our last day in Phnom Penh, Cambodia as we head to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Phnom Penh was winding down (people heading back to their family homes in the country) but traffic still hectic (those staying in ...

Cruising Halong Bay, Cát Bà, Vietnam travel blog

Cruising Halong Bay

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Instead of joining the rest of the cattle being herded in and out of Hanoi every day to visit the stunning Halong Bay we decided to be a bit adventurous and do it somewhat on our own. So, on Wednesday we took the seemingly confusing but actually seamless ...

Cu Chi Tunnels via Speedboat on the Saigon River, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Cu Chi Tunnels via Speedboat on the Saigon River

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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... , lists of political sympathizers, and an assassination attempt on Robert McNamara. By 1969, B-52s were freed from bombing North Vietnam and started "carpet bombing" Cu Chi and the rest of the reason called the iron triangle.  Ultimately it proved ...

The Heat is on, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

The Heat is on

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... point) it does also talk about american soldiers also affected by agent orange, and so feels more like a commentary on humanity, than exclusively Vietnam. We decide to try and make our own way, by foot, back to the hotel, and of course get very, very ...

Day 81 Trek back to Sapa, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Day 81 Trek back to Sapa

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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Day 81 - 4/5/16 Sapa  A late breakfast today at 9am of crepes with bananas before our walk at 10am. The track slippery this morning due to overnight rain (yes, rain!) and only one hawker travelling with us. We passed by rice fields, walked through ...

Day 65 Po Nagar Cham Towers, Nha Trang, Vietnam travel blog

Day 65 Po Nagar Cham Towers

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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We got up at 6am and the view of the beach is packed with people - so we had to investigate. The local Vietnamese are already up and exercising, swimming and chatting all along the beach as far as you could see. The noise of everyone was ...

Day 64 - Sunrise at the beach and a mud bath!, Nha Trang, Vietnam travel blog

Day 64 - Sunrise at the beach and a mud bath!

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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Day 64 Sunrise at 5.30am this morning so up at 5am to head over to the beach which is already packed with locals! It was well worth the early start as there is no sea fog today and the view is incredible.  The sunrise was amazing and provided some ...

Snip snip, chop chop. (hello chopping), Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Snip snip, chop chop. (hello chopping)

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... open way after dark, helping make the narrow quaint streets beautifuly lit. We all agree that Hoi An is already our favourite place in Vietnam. 13/9/2011 We start the day with a four hour bicycle tour around the suburbs of the city. We pass miles of rice ...

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới!, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới!

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Hoi An is beautiful, no one can really argue with that. The old town is a UNESCO world heritage site and it is full of restored traditional buildings and interesting architecture.  It's setting on the Thu Bon river doesn’t hurt as well in ...

Journeying South, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Journeying South

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... find a reputable tailor. On a more positive point, Hoi An has been described as one of the most beautiful areas in Vietnam, and it certainly lives up to this reputation. We hired bikes for the day and cycled 4km to the beach. Sitting on ...

Day 59 The sights of Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Day 59 The sights of Ho Chi Minh City

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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... in HCMC and first on the list was the Independence Palace aka Reunification Palace. This was the home and office of the President of South Vietnam during the American War as the Vietnam War is known here. It was also the site of the end of the war when ...

Last stop Vietnam, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Last stop Vietnam

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... the town and surrounding rice paddies – the perfect place for sunset pictures :) I think we have mixed views about Vietnam.  Everything was really enjoyable but nothing really stood out as amazing like it did in Cambodia, except for maybe the ...

Beautiful Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Beautiful Halong Bay

A travel blog entry by kally563

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My watch has died. This is a sign. The rest of the trip needs to be more relaxed. Yesterday, we headed for Halong Bay, about three hours outside of Hanoi. A private car out was included in our tour, but were we to do it again, we would forgo the car, ...

Hue - Tomb Raider, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Hue - Tomb Raider

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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The sleeper bus came to pick us up from Ninh Binh at around 10pm for the long drive to Hue. My heart sank as I stepped onto this rolling prison cell, the realisation dawning on me that I would be sleeping in a bed no bigger than a coffin. Not only that, ...

Day 72 Hue - the incredible Citadel, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Day 72 Hue - the incredible Citadel

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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... the opposite bank started in 1802 by Emperor Gia Long who moved the capital from Hanoi to Hue and renamed the country Vietnam. We entered through the south gate of the Citadel an impressive structure with three inner areas. The minorities would have ...

Day 73 Hue - a ride on the dragon boat, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Day 73 Hue - a ride on the dragon boat

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Day 73 Hue  We chose a dragon boat ride this morning to Thien Mu Pagoda - 30 min slow boat ride on one of the many dragon boats moored at the river promenade. Plenty to see along the river banks and the breeze was welcomed. The views from the Pagoda ...

Day 77 Happy birthday Terry, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Day 77 Happy birthday Terry

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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Day 77 - Hanoi - 30th April - Terry's Birthday  Started the day with a massage and a relaxing morning, before we transferred two doors down to the next hotel booked for our Sapa trip. Birthday lunch was a delicious Bun Cha. Delicious sweet and sour ...

Hanoi - Mopeds, mopeds, mopeds, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi - Mopeds, mopeds, mopeds

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... teach us how to prepare and cook traditional dishes such as spring rolls, chicken and catfish. You can find Pho everywhere in Vietnam and our hotel offered it for breakfast. It's a sort of noodle soup with chicken or beef served with onions and ...

My Son Ruins, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

My Son Ruins

A travel blog entry by kally563

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... visit. My Son contains anywhere from 25 to 70 buildings (depending who you ask) from the ancient Cham civilization of Vietnam. The Hindu religious complex was built in stages from the 4th to the 13th century and has been designated by UNESCO ...

Day 79 Sapa, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Day 79 Sapa

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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After a reasonable sleep we arrived in Lao Cai and were taken across the road to the Terminus Cafe for a coffee while we waited for our transfer to Sapa. The 34km road to Sapa was slow and windy lasting close to an hour. We could see the impact of last ...

Bicycles & Mopeds, Shopping in Hoi An Ancient City, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Bicycles & Mopeds, Shopping in Hoi An Ancient City

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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... to buy Christmas presents here.  It seems that a lot of this stuff that we pay American prices for are actually manufactured in Vietnam.  So, we're getting the same stuff that we have in the US without paying the prices.  I can't mention ...

How to Make Rice Noodles, Mekong Delta, Vietnam travel blog

How to Make Rice Noodles

A travel blog entry by kally563

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How to Make Rice Noodles: 1. Soak rice in water for 6 hours or overnight. 2. Grind rice into watery flour and tie in bag. 3. Let bag sit and dry for 2 days. 4. Take semi-dried flour block out of bag and boil for 50 min. 5. ...

Vietnam - Overview, Moc Bai, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam - Overview

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... Bia Hoi beer! The War is an unforgettable truth, but one the Vietnamese are not keen to dwell on forever. The manner in which the people address this paradox in the 21st century now makes Vietnam such a ...

Vietnam - Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam - Hanoi

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... of Hanoi people and its armed forces over the US strategic B-52 air raid in late December 1972".  Apparently, "Vietnam’s determined soldiers, pilots and militiamen shot down 81 of the raiding aircraft, including 34 of the giant B52s". ...

The Halong Adventure, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

The Halong Adventure

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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As a tourist it is impossible to visit Vietnam without a trip to Halong Bay. Halong Bay is an area of natural beauty created by thousands of islands of different shapes and sizes. Tours to the area are very popular, and in Hanoi there are hundreds of ...

You'll Never Walk Alone, Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

You'll Never Walk Alone

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... friendly, kind natured and always smiling and its a nice change from pushy selling we had experienced in other parts of Vietnam. One lady, who says her name is Mong, latches onto Claire. She follows us around town and laughs at everything ...

Cool Riders, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Cool Riders

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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We are all quite sad to leave Hoi An as it would have easily filled another day wioth just wandering around, but nevertheless we have to get going on the 4 hour bus journey to Hue. We stop twice along the way. The first is at Ngu Hanh Son, a ...

Cultured Hue, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Cultured Hue

A travel blog entry by kally563

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We flew to Hue this morning on Vietnam Airlines. The flight felt nicer than all of the US domestic carriers and many international flights I've been on. The flight attendants were friendly and we had a beautiful landing into Hue with rolling hills rising ...

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