Country: Vietnam 9 Posts

Hanoi with kids

Explore traditional houses at the Museum of Ethnography It’s a long way from downtown Hanoi but the Museum of Ethnography showcasing the cultures of the many different...
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Products that make you go 'hmmm'

One of the delights of travelling through different countries is coming across signs or products that make you go 'hmm'. You look at it once and think no, that can't be r...
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7 cultural mistakes that are easy to make when travelling around South East Asia

1. Going barefoot outside If you've ever travelled in Asia you'll probably be aware that in many Asian cultures it is customary to take off one's shoes upon entering a ...
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Family days in Hanoi

Smog so thick your eyes burn, picturesque lakes that are better viewed from a distance, crowded streets that were seemingly constructed at odd angles to help you loose y...
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Cruising Halong Bay in style

Halong Bay - the highlight of our time in Vietnam without question. We arrived in Hanoi on the train just after 4am and went to Classic II Hotel for a sleep, shower and ...
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Duck duck goose on the Reunification Express

After our time in Hue, we headed to the train station to catch the overnight train to Hanoi. The train was only a little late and we spent the time chatting to Vietnames...
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Its hot, damn hot... in Hue

Our first adventures in Hue started with a visit to the Royal Tomb of Tu Doc, a ridiculous thing to do in the scorching hot June afternoons. Our tour was supposed to go ...
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Over the Hai Van Pass

My mother's partner, Wilson entered Vietnam with the important question of "what was the national symbol of Vietnam?". On discovering it was the buffulo his mission has ...
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Sandcastles and sales spiels at Cua Dai beach, Hoi An

Our final days in Hoi An were spent trying to avoid the ridiculous June heat. You know its hot when even the locals are complaining. On Saturday afternoon we drove out ...
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