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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 ...

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 75: Scooter Dodging, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Day 75: Scooter Dodging

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... looking coffee houses surrounding this area, but today's dinner would be had elsewhere. As I don't have my bootleg photocopied Vietnam LP guidebook beside me, any attempt to remember this restaurant's unpronounceable name will be futile, but this was ...

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 77: A Day on the Delta, My Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Day 77: A Day on the Delta

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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Breaking the Saigon stint neatly in two was a short Wednesday foray into the uppermost town on the Mekong Delta. Ideally the delta is explored slowly over 3-4 days but logistics and time were not on our side; we figured one day would be better than ...

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, ...

Dunes and Nightmares., Mui Ne, Vietnam travel blog

Dunes and Nightmares.

A travel blog entry by reece_and_elle

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... what we done day by day as it was a while ago now! The place was full of Russian people as we found out that Vietnam is a holiday place for them like Spain is for us. Lots of seafood restaurants but Elle didn't fancy picking something for its execution ...

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, ...

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

Hanoi - Mopeds, mopeds, mopeds

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Saigon - Day 32, 1, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon - Day 32

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... , they must have been numbered when they were built. So number 4 and number 5 aren't always next to each other and Vietnam notoriously has very few road signs. So it really was mission impossible to the point that we had picked another ...

Easy Riding through Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh Trail - Central Highlands Vietnam, Vietnam travel blog

Easy Riding through Vietnam

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... avoid running into James the horny Brit, so teaming up with Thai the Easy Rider was the perfect way to experience Vietnam first hand.   Language lessons at gas stations over green tea. Stupidly sweet sugar cane juice next to old military ...

Hue - Day 19, tp. Huế, Vietnam travel blog

Hue - Day 19

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... , switching between my iPhone and my iPad, but it kept saying "network error". Turns out that Facebook is actually banned in Vietnam, but in the vast majority of the country they managed to get round it by changing the Internet settings so it appears the ...

So cold..., Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

So cold...

A travel blog entry by zee

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... the largest island in Halong Bay. Our mission- a 6km trek through the interior. It started out a bit rough, and then got like a Vietnam war movie. Mud, dense jungle, random holes in the ground, I felt like an US Army Ranger. Luckily, we were dropped off ...

Halong Bay - Day 17, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Halong Bay - Day 17

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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An early start once again but at least we were in time for breakfast and toast was on the menu, perfect, exactly what I needed. The bus was late and by the time it came, I was starting to panic that it may never arrive and had forgotten us, fortunately ...

Hue, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Hue

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... "DMZ Tour". It is remarkable how quickly such atrocities have become a source of commercial opportunity. Whilst in a small town in northern Vietnam a waiter had served us wearing his replica US army shirt!   The DMZ was a 5km wide No Man's ...

Christmas in Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Christmas in Hanoi

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... effervescent south-east Asia with French colonial elegance, or as Lonely Planet says, ‘Parisian grace and Asian pace’. Vietnam is a youthful country; apparently 60% of the population is under 30 and it feels like it too; the energy, ...

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