Travel Blogs from Vinh, Vietnam

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Let's do that again! Or not..., Vinh, Vietnam travel blog

Let's do that again! Or not...

A travel blog entry by zee

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We were talking about how the travelogue's been getting stale, and were thinking about how we could spice it up. Drawing inspiration from tv we planned a wedding, then a funeral, then just opted for the border crossing from HELL!!!! (see, we know how to ...

Lazy day on the delta, Vinh Long, Vietnam travel blog

Lazy day on the delta

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... were normalised, and everything seemed to be very sweet until the Asian economic crisis of 1997 took place. Since that setback, Vietnam has recovered strongly making it one of the fastest growing economies in the region. Nonetheless 75% of the people are ...

Overnight bus heading to Hanoi, Vinh, Nghe Tinh Province, Vietnam travel blog

Overnight bus heading to Hanoi

A travel blog entry by jawad

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En route to Hanoi on an overnight bus This has been the most uncomfortable overnight bus journey yet in Vietnam. Open Tour tickets are dirt cheap but you always end up paying in other ways. For instance, our bus is ram packed with people, including ...

Saigon and the Mekong Delta, Saigon and Vinh Long, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon and the Mekong Delta

A travel blog entry by adeleray

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... a treat to hang out with some cool cats from Saigon. The Ancestors and local thugs - Saigon and  Vinh Long A major purpose for my visit to Vietnam was to travel to the graves of my ancestors to pay respect and thank them all they did to make ...

Tour of Duty, Vinh Moc, Vietnam travel blog

Tour of Duty

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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First Sea View Since Mumbai, Vinh, Vietnam travel blog

First Sea View Since Mumbai

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... it would upset me, but to be honest, it’s really shocked both of us. Obviously we know there are drug problems in Vietnam, but to be confronted with it so blatantly makes it really hit home just how widespread and ingrained the problem must be. Not ...

Mekong Delta Tour, Vinh Long, Vietnam travel blog

Mekong Delta Tour

A travel blog entry by dane

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... I made that last part up.  Maybe I made all of it up.  I don't know.   So, where were we?  Vietnam?  We visited a floating market, which was kind of cool, but not what I expected.  I think traditional floating markets are a ...

The Mighty Mekong, Mytho, Vietnam travel blog

The Mighty Mekong

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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The tour offered out of Ho Chi Minh City to visit the Mekong Delta was perfect for us.  It was a three day tour, including a homestay, for $45.  Even better, the trip would take us all the way across the border and into Cambodia by ...

Funny Vinh, Vinh, Vietnam travel blog

Funny Vinh

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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See Hanoi journal..  The circus has come to ...

Country Number 3!!!!, Vinh, Vietnam travel blog

Country Number 3!!!!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... , having half the cargo taken off and lots of cash changing hands again! Hmmmmm! Things got better when we arrived at the first town in Vietnam and got told we now had to get out of the mini-bus and into another one! OK..no problem...we did as we were ...

Are we there Yet!, Vinh, Vietnam travel blog

Are we there Yet!

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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... Nong Het/Nam Can boarder handed over the passports onces got signed out of Lao got back on bus for the twenty meter ride to the Vietnam boarder handed passports over again got signed into Vietnam back on the bus and of we go, simple a we so thought it was ...

Welcome to the Family!, Vinh Long, Vietnam travel blog

Welcome to the Family!

A travel blog entry by mixedbag

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I'm using a very old hotel computer so I will keep the words for a later entry.  I just wanted to get some pictures added (if I can on this old thing).  The pick up went well, she slept for three hour stints, she attached to Lan right ...

Mui Ne, Vinh Linh District, Vietnam travel blog

Mui Ne

A travel blog entry by emandve

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Leaving our friendly guesthouse behind we took a 5 hour coach to the beachside town of Mui Ne. Our new guesthouse we soon discovered was slightly out on a limb but this actually served to our advantage as the nearest beach was virtually deserted. We were ...

Oude bekende!, Vinh Linh District, Vietnam travel blog

Oude bekende!

A travel blog entry by boazeneline

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... wij al typisch voor een surfspot. Want dat is het! Een stevige wind en vrij hoge golven maken het de plek bij uitstek in Vietnam om zowel te beachsurfen als te kitesurfen. Wat hebben we staan kwijlen op het strand. We willen dit beiden zo ontzettend graag ...

Vinh Long: Long Ting, Vinh Long,  Vietnam travel blog

Vinh Long: Long Ting

A travel blog entry by stortney

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Despite landing a hotel room bigger than our previous flat for $5 Vinh Long was underwhelming. It's partly to do with the rain which has been hard a heavy since we arrived therefore ruling out the only boat trip on offer to a floating market. Also, Vinh ...

Take the world in a Love embrace, Vinh Moc, Vietnam travel blog

Take the world in a Love embrace

A travel blog entry by wilkingsworld

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... Dong Hoi, so I keep heading north. A few miles later I come to the Ben Hai river, which formed the border between north and south vietnam back in the day. There's a memorial, and a museum, and a big flag. As soon as I crossed the river I noticed the ...

The Mekong Delta, Vĩnh Long, Vietnam travel blog

The Mekong Delta

A travel blog entry by jameshopkinson

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... men came round for rice wine, dancing and they also sang some songs for us. One of the men was really good on the guitar.....Vietnam's answer to Eric Clapton I reckon. After too much rice wine we went to bed at 1am. Monday 8th November We were woken up at ...

Mekongdeltat, Tieu Can District, Vietnam travel blog

Mekongdeltat

A travel blog entry by olofochemma

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I onsdags begav vi oss på en dagstur till Mekongdeltat som ligger en aning söder om Sagion. En aning turistigt men faktiskt väldigt trevligt. Vår guide var en liten skojare som berättade både om det vi såg och om sig ...

Day trip to the Mekong Delta, Vinh Long, Vietnam travel blog

Day trip to the Mekong Delta

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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... . Well at least the bus was quite comfortable and air-conditioned. Why our tour guide talked about the prices of land and houses in Vietnam and the buying and payment procedures for about 15 minutes, never became clear to us, but we are now used to these ...

Mekong Delta, Vinh Long, Vietnam travel blog

Mekong Delta

A travel blog entry by jraymos

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Saturday in Vietnam. We started off early from the hotel and made our way out of Ho Chi Minh City towards the village of Apah Thanh and the city of Vinh Long, both along the Mekong Delta. Once in Apah Thanh we hopped a boat for a cruise along the ...

Is there a doctor in the train?, Vinh, Vietnam travel blog

Is there a doctor in the train?

A travel blog entry by worldtrip_kp

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... the scooters with all our gear..  At 12:18 our train should normally leave, but was 20 min late.. The trip from Da Nang to Vinh is a 10 hour train ride over approx 468 km.. The first 3 hours of the ride are awesome, as the train goes along the coast ...

Vinh, Vinh, Vietnam travel blog

Vinh

A travel blog entry by shaneoh

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... took notes. In Vinh, the one saving grace was that we could read the signs, and reference them from the guidebook. Vietnam is unique among Asian countries in that only uses the Western alphabet (the influence of the French missionary, Alexander de ...

Welcome to 'the Nam', Vinh, Vietnam travel blog

Welcome to 'the Nam'

A travel blog entry by mikelaurence

Here's the summation: From Phonsovanh in Laos to Vinh in North-central Vietnam is only about 280 km. It took us, travelling by bus, 17.5 hours to complete this trip! Patience is very important in such a circumstance. Some reasons for such a lengthy trip ...

DMZ, Vinh Moc, Vietnam travel blog

DMZ

A travel blog entry by moonboots79

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DMZ ...

Tarzan og Jane paa tur!, Vinh Long, Vietnam travel blog

Tarzan og Jane paa tur!

A travel blog entry by cgyllensten

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... var. store gullfisker faktisk!) og Cham village og deres moske. Cham folket er en gruppe mennesker som flyktet fra Central Vietnam, noen reiste til Cambodia, mens en liten gruppe bosatte seg her i Chau Doc. De snakker Cham, er lave, morkere ...

Off to the Mekong Delta...., Cai Be, Vinh Long and Chau Doc, Vietnam travel blog

Off to the Mekong Delta....

A travel blog entry by odells

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... long, seating approximately 20 people.  Eventually arrived in Chau Doc (on banks of Bassac River), which is on the Cambodian/Vietnam border.  I think everyone on the bus was a bit culture shocked.  Vietnam is a very poor country but this ...

Fire all of your guns at once, Vinh, Vietnam travel blog

Fire all of your guns at once

A travel blog entry by wilkingsworld

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Hey, so I headed out of Dong Hoi today, and went to Vinh,  its a pretty average ride, just some rural scenery and forgetable cities. I made it in good time with no problems, the only memorable bit is a short tunnel thru a ...

Vietnam her kommer vi!, Ho Chi Ming, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam her kommer vi!

A travel blog entry by cgyllensten

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... intrykk, spesiellt da vi fikkk vite at tiggerne paa gata, uten armer og bein er offre av de kjemiske vaapnene America sendte utover Vietnam, for mindre enn 40 aar siden. Vi var ogsaa i Notredame, som er identisk med katedralen i Paris. Ellers har vi ...

Motorcycle diaries pt. II, Vinh, Vietnam travel blog

Motorcycle diaries pt. II

A travel blog entry by edde

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... off the mark now :) Before it was like waiting for a turbo lag to kick in when racing at the lights. Don't really like Vinh.. "The reconstruction of Vinh borrowed heavily on Soviet and East German ideas about town planning - the city is noted for its ...

Up the Mekong Delta: Day 1, Vinh Long, Vietnam travel blog

Up the Mekong Delta: Day 1

A travel blog entry by lob123

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... enough, many people on the trip were soon trying to get their hands on them as well!      This part of Vietnam is very flat, and heavily populated, which you can tell by looking at all the garbage floating in the river unfortunately! ...

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