Travel Blogs from Vietnam

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DMZ tour, Demilitarised zone, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam travel blog

DMZ tour

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Whole day trip Evening at riverside Fireworks Drawing money on ...

Vietnam, land of Communism?, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam, land of Communism?

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... and still proclaim they love Americans. The Cu Chi tunnels were built and maintained from 1947 through the beginning of the Vietnam War. They were mostly destroyed during the war, but some were rebuilt to show the living conditions of the people ...

Da Lats the Hue uh-huh uh-huh - I like it!, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Da Lat, Vietnam travel blog

Da Lats the Hue uh-huh uh-huh - I like it!

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... . After lunch we headed for a walk around Dam market and then to the beach for a laze about. 4pm is a perfect time in Vietnam particularly Nha Trang. The sun starts to sink and the temperature drops and here a lovely sea breeze comes in. This is when ...

Centre Of Attention, Rach Gia, Vietnam travel blog

Centre Of Attention

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... some attention. We've traveled through a number of places where we were something of an oddity but it was somewhat unexpected in Vietnam- it was a lot of staring mixed with a number of waves, hello's, and broad smiles. Our moment to feel like movie stars ...

Halong Bay - Day 18, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Halong Bay - Day 18

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... was only a 100km journey, so I have no idea why it needed to take four hours and it felt like every single car or bike in Vietnam was overtaking us! We let Hung know that we had a bus to catch and he said that it was inconvenient to drop us off first but ...

Hoi An - Day 24, tp. Hội An, Vietnam travel blog

Hoi An - Day 24

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... visit England, to which she replied that she would love to but couldn't afford it. It's not that she was having a bad life in Vietnam, it was just that the exchange rate meant that she was only earning £3 a day, and with flights at what they are, it ...

Overnight bus rant, Dong Ha, Vietnam travel blog

Overnight bus rant

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Warning: If you don't want to hear me rant move onto the Hanoi entry! Our journey to Hanoi was a little interesting/horrific.  Now the reason we see it this way could just be because we’ve been unusually lucky so far in our transport ...

The Heat is On!, Nha Trang, Vietnam travel blog

The Heat is On!

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... diving with the Blue Diving Club which is owned by French people from Paris. (There are a lot of French people tourists in Vietnam and particularly in Nha Trang.) There were a French couple (who combined had over 200 dives under their belts), six Swedes ...

Busting the budget...tailor-made in Hoi An, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Busting the budget...tailor-made in Hoi An

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... broke saving so much money. She Said: Well, we finally got ripped-off with what seems to be a common scam here in Vietnam. When purchasing train tickets from a travel agent, tourists often request (and pay for) the highest class of service, the ...

The length of Vietnam in 21 days......, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

The length of Vietnam in 21 days......

A travel blog entry by wanderers

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... are as friendly, if not friendlier, and the food (which as you might have guessed is very important to us) is delicious. We leave Vietnam tomorrow to cross the border to Laos, where we will be for between 2 and 3 weeks. The e-mails seem to have dried ...

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... bus steps to a barrage of eager-eyed touts and an incredible wall of heat and humidity. Were we still in Vietnam? Having eventually found a hotel that was open and better still perhaps offering the opportunity of a bed (although trying to operate ...

Good Morning, Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Good Morning, Vietnam

A travel blog entry by luolan

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... wanted us to come eat at his restaurant. Which we did. All in all, you couldn't have scripted a more spectacular entrance into Vietnam. Let there be no mistake, the Americans have arrived. The train ride to Hanoi was scheduled to take 10 hours. We ...

Cu Chi Coup!, Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta, Vietnam travel blog

Cu Chi Coup!

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... we could wave at the children. The little boy with the lollpop followed us waving practically as far as Cambodia! We were no longer in Vietnam and still 2kms to Cambodia but it only took 5 mins to get there. We got off the boat and headed to the ...

Parasailing, Nha Trang, Vietnam travel blog

Parasailing

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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We spent 4 days in Nha Trang on the beach and by the pool getting some sun. Took a boat trip for the day to visit 3 islands, Mun Island we snorkeled around the coral reef and saw some great sea life. Next, we sailed to Mot Island for lunch and music ...

So who won the war??, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

So who won the war??

A travel blog entry by zee

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... won! We met some alcoholic Canadians- Jen, Charlotte and Jake- en route, who were taking full decadent capitalist advantage of Vietnam's newfound bourgeousie, and spent the rest of our time in Saigon exploring the bars and noodle houses with them. The ...

Suits You!, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Suits You!

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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... we are now experts on) both sides had an agreement to not bomb it which they both stuck to. Therefore its the only place in Vietnam which is actually ye olde style. It reminds us a alot of Pingyao in China which was stunning, this is quite similar, the ...

A Little Hanoi-ed, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

A Little Hanoi-ed

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... of artifacts from his rebellious revolutionary life, stock photos, and strange hard to comprehend artistic sculptures depicting periods in Vietnam's colourful history. Politics meets Picasso. I didn't like it, it gave me a headache - but that could have ...

Enter the Hue, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Enter the Hue

A travel blog entry by piholland

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We were getting apprehensive about entering Vietnam, even though we have been to Ho Chi Minh a few years ago we were starting to believe the hype about the horrors that would await us in Vietnam. The scams, the robberies, the rude public workers, the ...

Central Vietnam, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Central Vietnam

A travel blog entry by eric

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... of some of the most intense battles during the Tet offensive.  The second are the remnants of the last dynasty of independent Vietnam.  The Nguyen dynasty lasted from 1802-1945.  The first started in 939.  For a long time the city ...

Entrance to the Mekong Delta, Chau Doc, Vietnam travel blog

Entrance to the Mekong Delta

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... since Bangkok and I am really suprised to find any signs of christianity here of all places. From 1975 to 1986 Vietnam was officially declared atheist under the Marxist-Lenininst communist government and during that time many churches (and pagodas) were ...

My Son, My Son, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam travel blog

My Son

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Nothing compared to Angkor Wat (save yourself the ...

Beauteous Bay, Halong Bay, Thailand travel blog

Beauteous Bay

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... . When asked how many children we have and say that we have none, their response is a heartfelt and genuine, "I am sorry". Vietnam has a long history of being occupied by other countries. For a very long time, it was under the control of the ...

Our last stop in Vietnam, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Our last stop in Vietnam

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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We're at the end of our 5 or so week journey up through Vietnam, in the small mountainous town of Sapa. The views of the lush green mountains are so amazing, it really is beautiful countryside. There are people from different hilltribes who inhabit the ...

Hue, Hanoi and Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hue, Hanoi and Halong Bay

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... . From Hue we were all excited to catch the Reunification Express train to Hanoi, as we've only used buses so far in Vietnam. It was to be a 12 hour overnight journey and we'd booked a sleeper carriage...however upon arriving at the train station we ...

Sarah, motorcycle babe...on a Vespa, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Sarah, motorcycle babe...on a Vespa

A travel blog entry by sarah

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Hanoi is such a calm, quiet, clean city...at 4:30 in the morning. People of all ages line the edge of Hoan Kiem Lake to do Tai Chi or calisthenics or, uniquely, an exercise that combined Jazzercise with chanting like a drill sargeant. At 6 or so, the ...

More tales from Hoi An, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

More tales from Hoi An

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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After a few more nights out at Treat's (where a Norwegian generously bought a few of us a glass each of snake wine - rice wine from a massive jar containing many snakes and some furry creatures!) we decided we needed to experience the more cultural side ...

New Years, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

New Years

A travel blog entry by arlash

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January 4, 05 Northern Vietnam is spectacular in its diverse scenery and people. I caught a bus to Halong Bay the day after I arrived. I was a day behind the group I had met, but figured I would catch up to them in the bay somewhere. Our first stop ...

Bus Tours Must Be An Aquired Taste, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Bus Tours Must Be An Aquired Taste

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... to this floating wholesale supermarket daily- dealers buy the product in bulk in order to resell in towns all through Vietnam. The farmers distinguish themselves by hanging the fruits or vegetables they are selling from a pole that stands high above ...

Dalat - honeymoon capital of Vietnam!, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Dalat - honeymoon capital of Vietnam!

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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Dalat is a picturesque town in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, well known as a local honeymoon destination because of its cool weather, lakes and surrounding waterfalls. One of the first things we noticed was how rugged up the Vietnamese people were for ...

Capitalist Saigon...but isn't Vietnam communist?, Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Capitalist Saigon...but isn't Vietnam communist?

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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He Said: I spent about three weeks in Vietnam during a summer break almost three years ago. It was one of the most naturally beautiful, logistically easy, and cheapest places I had ever visited. So of course it was high on my list of places to bring ...

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