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Vietnam offers great value for solo travellers: blogger

IndieTraveller, an independent travel blogger website, asked 10 travel bloggers to pick their favorite destinations based on their experience. Of these, Chris, a Canadian blogger at Lessons Learned Abroad, chose Vietnam as his favorite destination, citing its budget-friendliness. Unlike Thailand, which is heavy on the party scene, Chris said it …

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Hanoi among nominees for leading city destination award

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has for the first time nominated Hanoi alongside 17 other big cities around the world. The other cities are: Auckland (New Zealand), Cape Town and Durban (South Africa), Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Las Vegas and New York (the U.S.), Lisbon (Portugal), London (the …

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Seafood gets fresh in a Saigon suburb

Located near the 30/4 beach, Hang Duong Market is a seafood lover’s dream, especially for Saigon residents who don’t have to go far to enjoy this bonanza. The market is just a two-hour bus journey from Saigon. The market is open all day, but it is really crowded in the …

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UK newspaper talks up Vietnam-Cambodia cruise

By Nguyen Quy  &nbspOctober 1, 2018 | 01:44 pm GMT+7 Tourists will have a chance to explore the waterways of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta on a river tour from Vietnam to Cambodia. Nga Nam floating market in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang in a file photo. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen …

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Downtown Hanoi harbors a sticky rice secret

If you don’t know the place well, it is very difficult to find Son’s sticky rice stall. It springs up every evening on Cau Go, an alley in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, has no name board, advertises no dish, and is usually surrounded by motorbikes. As soon as the stall is …

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Vietnam’s Hoi An among world’s best places for expats

The website mentions the ancient town’s “cheap cost of living” as making it an ideal place for expats to stay in. According to the Canada-based travel site, Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam is the best candidate for budget-conscious foreigners who want to settle down in Vietnam. …

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A food map of where to eat what in Vietnam

A primer on dishes from different locations in Vietnam that will whet the appetite of both visitors and locals. Wherever you go in Vietnam, one thing is assured. Good food. Great food, actually. Vietnamese cuisine has been widely complimented for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of dairy and oil, and …

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