Posts tagged vietnam
5 Reasons Why You Need to Add Vietnam to Your Travel Bucket List

How to limit it to just 5?! Of course there are thousands of things to do and places to see in Vietnam, but here's a bigger picture round-up if you've never considered it before.

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

Before I arrive in a new city I always take time to research the food scene there. Eating and drinking for me is an important way to experience the culture of a place, and as those of you who know me can attest to, it’s also my favourite thing to do. I had read a lot about the history of Huế and was mainly excited to experience the Imperial City there, so it came as a surprise to me to read that Huế has a big food culture too! The weather while we were there was terrible (worse than England) so it was a perfect excuse to hide away ‘experiencing the culture’ in the form of some Huế specialities.

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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam on a Budget

If you’re visiting Vietnam in the near future you’ve probably read about Ha Long Bay, the UNESCO World Heritage site composed of thousands of limestones karsts jutting out from the green still waters and dubbed by many as one of the most spectacular things to see on your trip to the country, and by some, in the whole of South East Asia.Driven by tourism and the UNESCO stamp, a ‘cheap’ Ha Long bay tour from Hanoi is likely to cost you in the region of $100 and that includes being piled onto a boat loaded with drunken 21 year-olds looking for their next cheap beer. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve spent a lot of time searching for the cheapest beer in Vietnam (10p is the record) but I found a much more pleasant and cheaper way to enjoy the bay.

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