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9 Dishes To Try In Hoi An

While Hoi An may be best known for its tailor shops and photogenic Ancient Town, visitors are often surprised at its vibrant food scene, largely a product of its unique history. When Hoi An came into…

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A River Tour Of The Mekong Delta

Covering an area of over 40,000 square kilometers, the Mekong Delta is home to over 21 million people, about a fifth of the population of Vietnam. Known as Vietnam’s “Rice Bowl” for its abundant rice production,…

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What To See In Hoi An’s Ancient Town

Known as Faifoo in the 15th century when it hosted Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Indian, French, and British ships among others, modern-day Hoi An retains much its charm. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999,…

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A Guide To Vietnam’s Lunar New Year

You may be surprised to know that there are a few festivals during the year in Vietnam known as Tết. In the north, people celebrate Tết Hàn Thực or the Cold Food Festival on the third…

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Why You Should Visit An Giang, Vietnam

Unless you’re a hardcore Vietnam fan, chances are, you’ve never heard of An Giang. But if you’ve ever done the river route between Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, you likely overnighted in…

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Cycling Through Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

While there are certainly a lot of things to do and places to visit in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta – floating markets, historic wartime sites, and French colonial-era heritage buildings to name but a few – the…

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Instagrammable Hoi An

If there ever was a city tailor-made for amazing photos, it’s Hoi An in Central Vietnam. Set where the Thu Bon River empties out into the sea, Hoi An is blessed with ocean, river, countryside, and…

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Weathering The Storms In Hoi An

If there’s anyone used to the rise and fall of fortunes, it’s the people of Hoi An. From the 2nd to 10th centuries, the seafaring Champa kingdom made Hoi An its sea hub, with nearby My…

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Getting To Know Sapa’s Ethnic Minority Groups

The hillside town of Sapa, some 350km northwest of Hanoi, is known for its wonderfully diverse landscapes. From mesmerizing terraced rice fields to soaring mountains to silvery waterfalls, this remote Northern Vietnamese town close to the…

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The Perfect Chau Doc Itinerary

Before this trip, we hadn’t heard too much about Chau Doc, other than it was a border town between Vietnam and Cambodia and a nice, if not bland, place to break up our travel between Saigon…

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