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Vietnam, a diverse tropical environment in the Indochinese peninsula, is blessed with awe inspiring landscapes, intriguing culture and ancient history. Hugely popular with travellers, the country offers a warm welcome into the local life and natural beauty of South East Asia, coupled with an excitin ... read more
Curated by BuffaloTrip April 17, 2015 Viewed: 719
The 7 best tailors of Hoi An

The 7 best tailors of Hoi An

Lots of tourists come to Hoi An in the hope of having tailored clothes within just a few days and at reasonable prices. Since there are nearly 400 cloth shops and tailor shops compact in this small town, there is a wide assortment for customers of all tastes to select. However, this multitude of sho ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip April 17, 2015 Viewed: 1051
Hanoi Old Quarter: Streets to remember

Hanoi Old Quarter: Streets to remember

There’s an old Vietnamese saying, “Hanoi has thirty-six streets and guilds – Jam Street, Sugar Street, Salt Street…”. Inside a modern and dynamic city, there appears an antique quarter, the Hanoi’s Old Quarter – the represented eternal soul of the city. The ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip April 16, 2015 Viewed: 766
5 must - see attractions in Hanoi

5 must - see attractions in Hanoi

Almost all tourists dream about a peaceful and antique Hanoi, however, Hanoi is more than that. The attractiveness is nothing far from the fine combination of natural beauty with ancient colonial architecture and cultural religious features. The lively ambiance also pulls tourists back to the green ...
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 5 ideas for day trips from Hanoi

5 ideas for day trips from Hanoi

If Hanoi and its lavish array of attractions still cannot satisfy your adventurous spirit or you are simply getting fed up with this noisy crowded city and want some fresh air, just pack up and move out of the inner city to explore numbers of destinations where both stunning scenery and fresh atmosp ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip April 16, 2015 Viewed: 476
Cheering over Bia-hoi on a Hanoi street corner

Cheering over Bia-hoi on a Hanoi street corner

Sitting at a street corner in Hanoi old quarter with a beer glass, chatting with your freshly made friends while watching people pass by might be one the most memorable pages in your travel journal. See more Hanoi travel guide at here. It is said that the word “Bia-hoi” is thi ...
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5 strange exotic hotpots of Hanoi

5 strange exotic hotpots of Hanoi

The biting cold of Hanoi winter makes for a great chance to gather up around a steaming hotpot - a favorite of locals in the winter time. The most common types of hotpot involve beef and chicken, but following are some of the more exotic types that offer a different taste of Hanoi. See more Hanoi ...
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Five most popular trends of Hanoi cafés

Five most popular trends of Hanoi cafés

Mentioning Hanoi, people may immediately think of a cultural space with various etiquettes and customs from the old time. Although tea is a big thing, coffee and the way people enjoy it are also among the most recognizable characteristics of this ancient capital city. See more Hanoi travel guide ...
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Just desserts - Hanoi's best international sweet treats

Just desserts - Hanoi's best international sweet treats

Craving something sweet? With the array of expats living in Hanoi, there are restaurants from all over the world, offering a variety in cuisine-with that coming delectable sweets. Here is the list of the best desserts in Hanoi. See more Hanoi travel guide at here. 1. Fanny Ice Cream (Fren ...
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5 reasons why everyone loves Hanoi Sofitel Legend Metropole

5 reasons why everyone loves Hanoi Sofitel Legend Metropole

For its size, Hanoi offers a good selection of 5 star accommodation, yet Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi always seems to top the list and there is definitely a variety of reasons that explain. See more Hanoi travel guide at here. 1. The French feel in an Asian capital Built in early ...
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5 best places to take photos in Hanoi

5 best places to take photos in Hanoi

Wandering around Hoan Kiem Lake on a sunny Sunday afternoon, you will catch sight of many young men with their professional cameras stick to their eyes and beautiful young girls in their fancy clothes attractively posing. As a matter of fact, photography is now becoming more and more popular in Viet ...
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Steamed glutinous rice with seven colors of Nung Din people

Steamed glutinous rice with seven colors of Nung Din people

Kinh people are always proud of steamed momordica glutinous rice which attached with the color of Vietnamese nation and especially with Nung people, steamed glutinous rice with seven colors is special food here. This dish is splendid with seven colors without using any artificial coloring. Steame ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip March 28, 2015 Viewed: 807
Lon muong cap nach in Sapa

Lon muong cap nach in Sapa

Not only famous for its natural beauty and landscapes, cool and fresh air, Sapa is best known for specialities that have attracted more and more tourists. “Pork cắp nách” or the pig carried under armpit is good. It’s called “cắp nách” because it might j ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip March 28, 2015 Viewed: 642
Things to do in Cat Ba island

Things to do in Cat Ba island

Most travellers spend a couple of nights on Cat Ba Island. It's not really worth the effort to get here if you stay for a shorter time. It's easy to fill half a day or more just exploring the island on a motorbike (or bicycle if you're fit enough). If you're planning on doing any ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip March 22, 2015 Viewed: 1821
Pho (Noodle Soup)

Pho (Noodle Soup)

Pho originated in the early 20th century in northern Vietnam, and was popularized throughout the rest of the world by refugees during the Vietnam War. The Hanoi and Saigon styles of pho differ by noodle width, sweetness of broth, and choice of herbs. A related noodle soup, bún bò Huế, ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip March 2, 2015 Viewed: 3117
Banh Cuon (Bánh Cuốn)

Banh Cuon (Bánh Cuốn)

Bánh cuốn is made from a thin, wide sheet of steamed fermented rice batter filled with seasoned ground pork, minced wood ear mushroom, and minced shallots. Sides for this dish usually consist of chả lụa (Vietnamese pork sausage), sliced cucumber, and bean sprouts, with the dipping sauce calle ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip March 2, 2015 Viewed: 1288
Top 5 foods you should not miss while visiting Hanoi

Top 5 foods you should not miss while visiting Hanoi

A list of most popular local foods that should not be missed in Hanoi, take a look and find out what are they.. See more Hanoi travel guide at here. 1. Xôi xéo Chances are you will encounter this dish in almost every outdoors market. There are even two restaurants dedicate ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip March 2, 2015 Viewed: 777
3 most popular tea varieties in Vietnam

3 most popular tea varieties in Vietnam

With the history of planting tea for over 2000 years, Vietnam is one of the largest and oldest tea-producing countries in the world. Although the history of Vietnamese tea has not been well recorded as that of the Chinese or Japanese, tea drinking occupies an essential role in Vietnamese culture, bo ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip March 2, 2015 Viewed: 841
Red sticky rice - Xôi Gấc - An essence of Vietnamese Tet

Red sticky rice - Xôi Gấc - An essence of Vietnamese Tet

Foreign travellers first coming to Vietnam during Tet - The Vietnamese New Year, often feel curious about the special food that people living here use in their welcoming-new-year ceremony. It seems to look like sticky rice, but its bloody red color makes it so bizarre. That is “xoi gac”- ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip March 2, 2015 Viewed: 752
Tea and Vietnamese

Tea and Vietnamese

Tea is essential to Vietnamese culture. In Vietnam, tea is said to appear in almost every social activities: from wedding, birthday to anniversary and ritual ceremonies. A cup of hot tea in the early morning after breakfast, some iced tea at “quán cóc” - the roadside-mak ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip March 2, 2015 Viewed: 973