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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hanoid with the Scams, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoid with the Scams

A travel blog entry by meandher

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Cat Ba Island, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Cat Ba Island

A travel blog entry by meandher

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28 - 31 August Cat Ba ...

Hue...Pronounced hwey, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Hue...Pronounced hwey

A travel blog entry by meandher

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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 ...

Still Called Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Still Called Saigon

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... while insightful, still doesn't help unravel any reasons that might justify the great sacrifices made during the puzzle of the Vietnam War. We did wander other parts of the city checking out the high points including the Notre Dame Cathedral, and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hanoi - Day 15, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi - Day 15

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... for around two pounds. I had two cocktails, Andrew had two beers and our meal consisted for two mains and a side all for about £10! I loved Vietnam already! By this point it was about 10pm and we were tired from all the travelling and headed to ...

Hanoi - Day 16, Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi - Day 16

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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Following our recent trend, I awoke at 1am with a massive feeling that something was wrong. I quickly checked my phone and found many messages from my mother. Luckily it was just that HSBC's Fraud Team had contacted my home saying that they were going to ...

Pleasant Perfume Pagoda, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Pleasant Perfume Pagoda

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... 't help but moan the entire day. First they had a good whine about the fact the boat seats were wet (no kidding, we're in Vietnam and it rains all the time), and another time when they didn't want to get the boats back from the pagoda because the journey ...

Halong time in the making, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Halong time in the making

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... near what we were expecting. Typical prices were $2 for a can of beer, $15 for a bottle of wine. Expensive in Hanoi and Vietnam, yes - Expensive on a cruise boat - No. We realised this was going to be a costly trip and didn't really think paying a few ...

Vi, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Vi

A travel blog entry by eric

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Hello everybody, One of the things I liked about Hoi An was getting to know the locals.  My second day there I took a walk across a bridge to see what was outside the old town.  I followed the road a ways looking at the people, homes and ...

Capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Capital of Vietnam

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... amount of bus time, 24 hours on and off, and a full recovery from the hangover from hell, we arrive in the capital of Vietnam in the north of the country. Although the weather from Hue was wet, the weather here is noticeably cold (not compared to home), ...

And then there were three, Nha Trang, Vietnam travel blog

And then there were three

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... .  Catch up over, the next day we were greeted with torrential rain (you may have heard there has been flooding in Vietnam! sand bags and everything)  We decided to ignore the rain and venture out bare foot, it was strange wandering around a ...

Is this Beijing?  No way-- it's Hué!, Hué, Vietnam travel blog

Is this Beijing? No way-- it's Hué!

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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... parades, performances, fireworks and a special "Royal Feast" inside the Forbidden Purple City at night. "I can't believe it-- Vietnam preserves China's culture better than China does." Eva was to repeat this to me several times throughout our ...

Sa Pa, Sa Pa, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam travel blog

Sa Pa

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Hanoi, second time around, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi, second time around

A travel blog entry by luolan

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... piles of "ghost money" on the sidewalk-fake money which is burned as an offering to the gods. Despite my reluctance to leave Vietnam, I am also relieved (just a little) to be getting back "home." To all of the die-hard, ardent backpackers out there, ...

The sights, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

The sights

A travel blog entry by eric

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... of the dress and housing used by several of the ethnic hill tribe peoples. My tour guide continually talked about Vietnam's political reverence to China.  What I kept seeing, however, were eager, entrepreneurial vendors approaching tourists.  ...

Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam

A travel blog entry by eric

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Hello. Of all the countries I'm visiting, Vietnam was the one I was looking forward to the most.  I eat regularly at a Vietnamese restaurant in Seattle.  Many of my friends at the hotel where I work are Vietnamese.  I'm intrigued by the ...

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