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Top 5 tips to low-budget travel in Vietnam
Are you planning the vacation for your family to Vietnam this year? However you have not still given your decision because of so many reasons. Of course, budget is one of trouble you can not forget in your mind. To clear this trouble, I have some tips for you to get the good trip but save money for your vacation in Vietnam. 1. Travel during low season If you are smart travelers, you should find information of low season at destinations, you can save so much money. Such as: accommodation, f ...
9 useful tips you should know before backpacking Vietnam
With striking landscapes, large stretches of lovely coastline, intriguing cities and excellent food, it’s no wonder the number of tourists in Vietnam has more than doubled in the last decade or so. The country is changing at lightning speed, and with roads being improved, comfortable long-distance buses and a decent train network, it’s easy to get from top to bottom – or vice-versa – of this long country in a short space of time. Here are our top tips to help on your trip backpacking ...
Some tips for ethical photography in Vietnam
When travelling, photography helps us capture the sense of the places and the people and gather memories. However, due to the lack of awareness, some of the photography enthusiasts actually do more harm than good to the local people and nature and wildlife in pursuit of the perfect shot. All you need is a thorough knowledge of the place and people to show respectful towards community and nature and intolerant of unethical photography practices. With community 1. Show respect The photogr ...
4 tips to maximize your Ha Long experience
Price, weather, activities and someone to believe are essential for guaranteed fun in Halong Bay. Halong Bay, the god-bestowed gem in the Tonkin Gulf, is the destination of choice for every tourist aware of Vietnam’s beauty. But not everything is at your command even when you're a seasoned traveler, and remember that preparation is the best way to guarantee fun! Stay informed, financially The most popular way to experience Halong Bay is an overnight cruise. A luxury experi ...
9 things you should to know before go to Vietnam
Are you planning to visit Vietnam for the first time? There is no doubt a mix of feelings going to a country with significant cultural differences. You can get a little overwhelmed with a lot of pre-vacation reading. However, a little preparation prior to departure will take your stress level down to enjoy the trip fully. 1. Learn some basic phrases Spending time to learn some basic Vietnamese phrases before you set foot to Vietnam is definitely worth your attempt. Vietnamese people are ve ...
Some tips and guide for buying souvenirs in Vietnam
No matter where you travel to in Vietnam, a keen sense of adventure follows you everywhere you go. Whether you are crossing the road in Hanoi, joining on a culinary adventure in Hoi An, or even shopping in the busy market and being enchanted by all the beautiful souvenirs. It’s full of the unexpected but we can be certain about one thing: you won’t return home without stock up on souvenirs to bring back home. Don’t worry, we got you covered. This 2 part series will take you ...
11 best Mai Chau travel tips
Few days ago we made 2-days trip to Mai Chau. It is a small town in the Northwest Vietnam, only 3-4 hours driving from Hanoi. Everybody who has been there says that it’s one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam. If you want to see stirring rice fields, tranquil scenes and the real everyday life of Vietnamese people, Mai Chau is definately a place you should go. We were enchanted by its charm. It is so different than hectic and busy Hanoi. Mai Chau is a place where you can rela ...
The art of shopping & bargaining in Vietnam
While Ho Chi Minh City has it’s share of shopping malls plying Guess handbags and froyo in air conditioned comfort, shopping at one of the local markets can give one a better sense of the city’s cultural, social and culinary heartbeat. These markets, mainly ones tailored to tourists offer a wide range of affordable clothing, souvenirs and handicrafts. However, finding the right price can seem elusive as price tags are non-existent in such markets as the famous Ben Thanh Market. This is w ...
Tips for renting or buying the right motorbike in Vietnam
Are you planning on buying or renting a motorbike in Vietnam? If yes, the first question you should (seriously) ask yourself is whether you can drive well. You have probably noticed that few rules apply when it comes to traffic in Vietnam. You should always be extremely reactive and able to anticipate changes, either because of a pothole on the road or a driver suddenly switching lanes without warning. Accidents are very common - I witness one at least once a week in Saigon. Do not make t ...
Top 5 tips to rent a motorbike in Vietnam
Renting a motorbike is a great opportunity to get off the beaten track and discover Vietnam on your own. That is if you are able to deal with the manic traffic and less than stringent road rules. There are many places in tourist areas such as Pham Ngu Lao in Ho Chi Minh City and the Old Quarter in Hanoi that rent bikes to foreigners. You will need to fill out a form to rent the bike along with leaving your passport as a deposit and most places offer a selection of manual shift and automatic s ...
Tips for trekking in Vietnam
Vietnam has become a destination worth visiting; not only for its world renowned destinations, fascinating cultures, as well as numerous World Heritage sites, but also for the variety of trekking options. It leads you through some of the most scenic regions of Northern and Central Vietnam which are often off the beaten track and offer great chance to discover the authentic local cultures. When to go Summer months from May To September should be avoided since it can get up to 38°C ...
Common questions when visiting to Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc is a beautiful archipelago located deeply in the Gulf of Thailand, Kien Giang Province. In the southern coast of the country, Phu Quoc Island (Jade Island) - the largest island of Vietnam, which is also the largest of 22 islands at here. Crystal clear water, peaceful streams and unique variety of seafood are great advantages of Phu Quoc. See more Phu Quoc Island travel guide at here. In the southern coast of the country, Phu Quoc Island is one of the attractions and amazi ...
How to cross the road in Hanoi
Hanoi’s manic roads are almost as famous as its street food and French architecture. In this “how to guide” blog post, we will be looking at how best to tackle the city’s traffic, or simply how to cross the road in Hanoi! See more Hanoi travel guide at here. “Come on, you can’t be serious!” I hear you say – “You cannot be about to spend the next few minutes explaining how to cross the road?” I will be, and I will be enjoy ...
Ha Giang: Your alternatives to a busy Sapa (Part 2)
The launching of new highway helps Sapa become a much more approachable place to visitors. On the other hand, it’s getting more crowded and touristy especially on the weekend. So we want to introduce to you a series of the beautifully walkable destinations which will definitely knock you off your feet and take the stress level down to enjoy the hidden beauty. They may be not even on your list yet because you couldn’t even think about it. Now you can. Last time, we led you to the p ...
Tips for travelling to Vietnam with Kids
Vietnam is a wonderful country to visit with the entire family. With some planning, your family will savour the adventures and embrace the culture that Vietnam has to offer. Many families have travelled to Vietnam and loved it. Here are some tips to help you plan your vacation. 1. Ensure your travel documents are up to date. Check to see if you require a Visa to visit Vietnam, and that your passport is up to date. 2. Use local currency. While some vendors may quote in US dollars, ...
Ways to plan budget vacation in Sapa
Everybody likes to get some luxury vacation. Enjoy every 5 stars amenities and services. But the fact is not all of us have enough money to get all the luxury things. Most of us has limited budget to spend on vacation. The fact is how to plan a cheap vacation or no vacation at all. The term cheap vacation is not meaning you can't have some fun on your vacation. It just means that you have to smarter with your money. Use your money wisely. Get a simple life on your vacation. These are some ti ...
24 interesting facts about Ho Chi Minh City
Since I’ll be going to Ho Chi Minh City in October for vacation, I thought I would find some interesting facts about the city that I hope you enjoy as well. See more Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) travel guide at here. With the help of explorefacts.net and the blog Odysen, I found 24 facts that you might find useful if you travel around Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchi ...
The five best cruise trips of Halong Bay
Even when you have not yet visited Halong Bay, you can easily realize how many cruises there are on the Bay. The fifty some posted elsewhere online does not speak it all: there are as many as four hundred vessels running daily. It cannot be denied that the best way to visit the myriad of islets and grottos is by a cruise, but choosing one can be a daunting tasks: so many prices, so many pictures and so many itineraries. We are suggesting below some of the best options for a Halong Bay Cruise: ...
5 reasons to add Son Doong to your travel wishlist
Vietnam has certainly made its name to world's best places for caves and geological exploration, thanks to natural gifts such as Halong Bay and Son Doong. While the former has earned numerous recognition and received millions of tourists, the latter only caught public attention recently. Apart from being the largest caves in the world, Son Doong is worth your time and effort for many other reasons: 1. The lifetime experience of stepping into another world Its recent discovery makes ...
Travel to Hoi An, not only Hoi An ancient town
Known as global famous destinations – an UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This picturesque town is a wonder, a beautiful example of a Southeast Asian trading port straight out of the 15th Century. Hoi An Vietnam has something for every kind of traveler: custom tailoring, unspoiled beaches, gourmet restaurants, traditional crafts, one of a kind attractions and much more. It’s easy to get to Hoi An and let your quest for a new wardrobe overtake your sightseeing agenda, Hoi An is the hea ...
Eat like a local in Vietnam
Danika Garlotta and her husband Chris are traveling around the world and sharing their experiences at nodestinations.com. Vietnamese food is without a doubt, one of my favorite cuisines. My husband Chris and I love its creative ingredients, and that mix of sweet, sour and spicy flavors! Although we were excited to visit Vietnam in general, we were more excited to taste everything and eat our way through the various cities we were visiting like Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, and Saigon. Of course, ...
Hoi An listed in top 10 best cities to visit in Asia
Hoi An (Viet Nam) has been listed one of top 10 best cities to visit in Asia by website Smarter Travel. Accordingly, Hoi An was ranked 8th in the list and described: “A UNESCO world heritage Site – Hoi An ancient town remains a trading port, just as it was from the 15th to 19th centuries as it thrived in the spice trade. The fact that it’s so well-preserved attracts foreigners who come to see the poster child for traditional Southeast Asian ports. One-time merchant homes rep ...
Mekong Delta, destination of adventure and discovery
Mekong Delta, also called Southwest region of Vietnam has a city under the Central Government and 12 provinces including: Can Tho City and An Giang, Ben Tre, Ca Mau, Hau Giang, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, Dong Thap, Kien Giang, Long An, Bac Lieu, Tien Giang, Soc Trang Province. Western ecotourism began to be known as tourism on the rivers, gardens, and exploring the isles. Currently, the west is famous for the image of deep blue rivers, airy space, very limpid water river wharfs, rows of green trees, a ...
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