• One more geopark in Vietnam gets UNESCO
     
    A park in Vietnams Central Highlands province of Dak Nong received global geopark status at a UNESCO executive board meeting on Tuesday. With the recognition conferred by the UNESCOs program and external relations commission at the meeting in Paris, the Dak Nong Geopark has...
  • Entertain the daredevil in you in Sapa Tour
     
    A suspension bridge 600 m high with separate wooden planks hanging amidst beautiful vistas in Sa Pa offers a thrill not for the faint-hearted. The Rong May (Cloud Dragon) Tourist Complex, invested by Sungate-Group, recently opened the bridge at Heaven’s Gate on the top of O Quy Ho Pass in...
  • Ho Chi Minh opens a new night walking street
     
    Ho Chi Minh City is to open its third night walking street in September with 48 food and souvenir stalls in District 10. Vu Anh Khoa, chairman of the District 10 Peoples Committee, said Monday that the project has been approved by the city’s authorities. The district will soon build a...
  • Best Hanoi Restaurant in old quarter
     
    The best Hanoi restaurants epitomise why Vietnamese food is so adored around the world. With the cultural connections of France and China, as well as a rich native tradition, restaurants in Hanoi bring together many Influences from around the world and make every meal an adventure. From refined...
  • Ho Chi Minh with the old name is Saigon
     
    Captain Willard: [voiceover] “Saigon.. shit; I’m still only in Saigon.. Every time I think I’m gonna wake up back in the jungle. When I was home after my first tour, it was worse. I’d wake up and there’d be nothing. I hardly said a word to my wife, until I said “yes” to a...
  • Beautiful beaches and fresh seafood in Vietnam Tour
     
    I’m not a beach person, and just like the line in Alex Garland’s novel of the same name, I have found a beach for people who don’t actually like beaches. It’s called An Bang beach, and it’s not far up the road towards Da Nang from my base in Hoi An. The purpose of my visit is to seek...
  • Easy Rider Tour Vietnam Adventure
     
    Time for a bit of motorcycling this afternoon. To be more precise, some “Wallace & Gromit” style biking into the countryside. And better still, on a 46 year old Russian “Ural” 500cc bike.. Invented by the Soviet Union in 1940 on Stalin’s orders to provide mobility to special forces.. ...
  • Hoian Street Food Walking Tour with Pho Metal Jacket
     
    Up at 06.30 today for another culinary adventure! This time it was a taste tour of Hoi An, run by a lovely retired Aussie couple, Neville and Colleen. They have moved to Hoi An and have an encyclopedic knowledge of every possible type of food and the best place to try it. Neville is seen here...
  • Vietnamese Weasel coffee in Hanoi old quarter shop
     
    I’ve had a super day cruising the chaotic streets of the old quarter of a Hanoi – more on this in another post, but if thought I would first share my love of Vietnamese coffee with you (I know that some of you are already champions of the cause though..) One of the enduring good things the...
  • Hanoi street meat Tour with Awesome Travel
     
    I have waited 24 hours before writing this post just in case there were going to be any health consequences of my recent street food banquet. I’m pleased to report that I’m feeling fine. So a day munching through the streets of the old quarter with a guide called “Johnny” from a great...

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