Category: Vietnam

War Sites in Vietnam to Understand the Nation’s History

Modern Vietnam is famous for many things. Pho, bikes, amazing nature and beautiful architecture are just some of the reasons that tourists flock to this country. It’s firmly on the tourist map of South East Asia, and it absolutely deserves this success. However, there is a side of Vietnam that…

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Bali to London Overland: South East Asia Recap

Let’s not talk about how overdue this post is, but I’d like to introduce you to my Bali to London overland series, with this South East Asia recap! So, to bring you up to speed, I’m travelling from Bali to London without flying. I will be taking a few boats…

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Wonderful Things to do in Hoi An and Travel Tips

If you’re planning on travelling through Vietnam this year, then Hoi An is a stop that you simply cannot miss. We spent 3 weeks travelling through this spectacular country, and found Hoi An to be one of the most culturally significant and exciting spots you could wish to visit. It…

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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Living in Vietnam

This post was written by Sam, blogger and Vietnam expert, who blogs on Itching for Travel. Vietnam is a trending destination in Southeast Asia for both backpackers and location independent travellers. Some travellers spend three months exploring the length and breadth of Vietnam. Others teach English in Ho Chi Minh…

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Full One Month in Vietnam Itinerary – No Stops Missed!

Sitting at a kind of crossroads between the Orient and southeast Asia, with an incredibly rich and varied culture and history, Vietnam has some stories to tell. Not all of them good; many people can still remember the brutal war that took place there in the 1970s – and given…

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Is Halong Bay in December Worth It?

Wonderful Halong Bay is probably Vietnam’s most iconic travel destination. Famed by its glorious karst stones, visitors to Halong Bay can enjoy kayaking, swimming and learning about local life while witnessing the spectacular scenery from a luxury cruise liner. But this area of Northern Vietnam does have distinct seasons; making…

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Trekking in Sapa, Vietnam: What You Need to Know

Tucked away from the rest of Vietnam’s tourist trail, up some steep mountains and completely unlike the rest of Vietnam climatically is the beautiful Sapa area. Trekking in Sapa is something that features on many traveller’s Vietnam bucket lists, but still not everybody heads up this far. But it’s well…

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