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  • 7 Brilliant things to do in Vietnam

    7 Brilliant things to do in Vietnam

    November 27th, 2018Kirsten Powley
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    If there’s one thing to be said for Vietnam, it’s that the country really has everything. Stunning and diverse across cities, villages, mountains, rivers and beaches, it’s all wrapped up in a package for you to explore. But the appeal goes deeper than that; it’s the experiences you can enjoy that really make Vietnam unique. Young... Read more »

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  • 7 Unmissable things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

    7 Unmissable things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

    November 7th, 2018Iseult Larkin
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    Irrepressible Ho Chi Minh City is the bustling hub of Vietnam’s south. You’ll often hear locals refer to it as Saigon, the name it went by when it served as the capital of French Cochinchina. When South Vietnam became an independent republic in 1955, Saigon retained its status. It was renamed Ho Chi Minh City once... Read more »

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  • 4 Vietnam travel tips to keep you on the right track

    4 Vietnam travel tips to keep you on the right track

    October 10th, 2018Iseult Larkin
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    The Vietnamese have a saying: “A day of travelling will bring a basketful of learning”. When it comes to experiencing Vietnam for yourself, you’ll find a lot of truth in this proverb. The crossroads of Southeast Asia, it’s a country of warmth, unsurpassed hospitality and more than a few contradictions. The breakneck pace of development is... Read more »

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  • Video: 6 places you need to visit in Vietnam

    Video: 6 places you need to visit in Vietnam

    June 8th, 2018Colt St. George
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    Vietnam has long been a favoured haunt for backpackers – and it’s little wonder. The fragrant food markets, leafy tea plantations and generous stretches of unspoilt coastline have no trouble winning over travellers. Planning a trip? From the famous limestone stacks of Ha Long Bay to the chocolatey waterways of the Mekong Delta, here are six must-visit spots... Read more »

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  • Why Da Nang is Vietnam’s new foodie hotspot

    Why Da Nang is Vietnam’s new foodie hotspot

    October 10th, 2017Freya Godfrey
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    Da Nang has long been missed off Vietnam’s well-trodden tourist trail. Those that do visit tend only to stop by for a day, spending their time basking on the city’s famous beach before moving on to nearby historic sights such as My Son. And that’s understandable: from the outside, Da Nang looks like any other growing... Read more »

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  • An expert’s guide: the best homestays in Vietnam

    An expert’s guide: the best homestays in Vietnam

    August 16th, 2017Joe Minihane
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    Vietnam’s emergence as one of Asia’s most vibrant destinations shows no sign of abating. And with the rapid pace of change affecting everywhere from hectic Hanoi to sleepy Sapa, a homestay with a local family is the best way to steep yourself in the real Vietnam. Whether you’re after city-based adventure or a chance to... Read more »

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  • Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park: Vietnam’s last paradise?

    Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park: Vietnam’s last paradise?

    April 18th, 2017Rachel Mills
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    Planning a trip to Vietnam and keen to explore some of its most spectacular scenery? A little north of the 17th parallel – the demarcation where Vietnam was once divided into north and south – lies Phong Nha-Ke Bang: 885 square kilometres of unspoilt jungle, caves and underground rivers squeezed between the Laos border and South... Read more »

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  • 7 places to visit in Vietnam off the tourist trail

    7 places to visit in Vietnam off the tourist trail

    April 4th, 2017Rachel Mills
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    The verdant limestone stacks of Ha Long Bay and the bustling streets of Hanoi are well established (and essential) stops along Vietnam’s tourist trail. But the traveller who ventures beyond the hotspots will be rewarded with secluded bays, picturesque villages and delicious farm-to-fork food. Here are seven places to visit in Vietnam for an adventure... Read more »

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  • The 10 most beautiful places in Vietnam – as voted by you

    The 10 most beautiful places in Vietnam – as voted by you

    January 27th, 2017Rachel Mills
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  • The truth about elephant tourism in Asia

    The truth about elephant tourism in Asia

    November 28th, 2016Gavin Thomas
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    Elephants are born free, but are everywhere in chains – and it’s tourism which is increasingly to blame. Riding an elephant used to be on every visitor’s list of must-do activities during a visit to Asia, although growing awareness of elephant rights – and, increasingly, wrongs – means that over the past five years almost... Read more »

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  • 9 tips for backpacking Vietnam

    9 tips for backpacking Vietnam

    July 18th, 2016Helen Abramson
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    With striking landscapes, large stretches of lovely coastline, intriguing cities and excellent food, it’s no wonder the number of tourists in Vietnam has more than doubled in the last decade or so. The country is changing at lightning speed, and with roads being improved, comfortable long-distance buses and a decent train network, it’s easy to... Read more »

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  • Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City: where should you visit first?

    Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City: where should you visit first?

    January 13th, 2016Helen Abramson
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    Situated at the northern and southern extremes of this long, thin country, Vietnam’s two main cities lie more than one thousand kilometres apart. Southern Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), formerly Saigon, was the US base during the Vietnam War and since the country’s unification has transformed into a thoroughly modern, thriving metropolis. The somewhat less... Read more »

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