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VIETNAM CYCLING TOUR SAIGON-DMZ-HANOI FROM 22 OF JANUARY TO 8 OF FEBRUARY,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

Tour cost:USD 2,150 per person Departure date: January 22,2018 Finish date : february   08,2018 Number of Cyclist : 02 people and available to Join! Countries visited: Vietnam

A new Sponsor in Phong Nha town

by spirit-monkey @ Hai's Eco Tours - Wildlife and Jungle Experience

Since tourism started taking off for last more than 3 years in Phong Nha, there are more and more Westerners staying in this town. Jo Lomas is one of a Westerner community working here in order to help local community. We have learned to know each other for such a …

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Green Discovery Indochina’s FAM Trip May 2017: Tam Coc – Hoa Lu – Thung Nham Bird Park – Trang An Eco-tourism Area.

by Lê Thị Minh @ Green Discovery Indochina

Green Discovery Indochina’s FAM Trip May 2017: Tam Coc – Hoa Lu – Thung Nham Bird Park – Trang An Eco-tourism Area. Trang An Eco-Tourism Complex is a complex beauty – landscapes called as an ‘outdoor geological museum’ with numerous caves, mountains, valley water, trees and the historic relic. Trang An cave ecosystem almost belongings […]

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Ha Noi – Lan Ha Bay – Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Eco Lodge ( 03 Days 02 Nights)

by Sale Manager @ Cat Ba Eco Lodge Resort

Day 1: Hanoi – Cat Ba island via Hai Phong city (L,D) 07:00 AM: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi for journey to Hai Phong city the largest harbor in Red River Delta. The bus ridding on free way N05 also bring you a good view of rice field and local village. 10:00 AM:...

Teaching English in Hanoi

by noreply@blogger.com (Dan) @ Vietnam Adventures

I have been teaching English in Hanoi for about a year and a half. My background is in finance. I came to Hanoi with no teaching experience. I took a TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) course in Sydney before coming to Hanoi. There are many options for teaching English here, such as language schools, universities, public schools and kindergartens as well as tutoring.

Most people I know work in language schools which are popping up everywhere around town. They usually have some tutoring on the side. Learning English is very popular here and with money continuing to flow into the country and the population having more disposable income; parents are opting to send their kids to English lessons. With higher incomes and a high young population (I heard somewhere that 65% of the population are under 30) it makes for an attractive teaching environment.

The majority of classes are with kids or teenagers however there are adult classes as well. The levels range from beginners to advanced students planning to study abroad.

I have worked for a number of language schools in Hanoi. The choice you need to make is whether to go with a bigger, more reputable school or a smaller Mum and Dad type of set up. The bigger schools such as Language Link and Apollo will give you a contract, paying for things like insurance and holidays. They have a good selection of resources and are much better for social interactions. At Language Link there is a teachers room where teachers can prepare their lessons and chat with each other. They will pay you around the $18 per hour mark. They are generally the lower end of the pay scale in Hanoi. You have the option of a full time or part time contract. A full time contract is a minimum of 70 hours per week.

The Mum and Dad type schools, which usually operate out of a big house, are generally more relaxed and flexible. They also, generally, don't have contracts. The first school I worked for didn't have a contract and in the end I got screwed some of my wages. They were a small company; terribly run with little to no organisation, inefficient and of poor quality. I knew from the outset they were a rubbish company so I take the blame for sticking with them and not getting some of my money. The company was called Ninemoon English centre. They paid $20 per hour but I would avoid at all costs. The majority of the work I have done in Hanoi has been without a contract. This comes with added risk but I have had no other issues with employers and commonsense, along with a little word-of-mouth, usually prevails. I have earned between $24-33 per hour - cash in hand. They don't have the benefits of the bigger schools but in my experience the extra money they offer makes up the difference and more.

Once working for a school you will generally get offers for tutoring. I have done this throughout the whole time I have been here. You can ask from around the $25 per hour mark.

Hanoi is a great city to find work. There are many jobs and if you are a good teacher you will find work easily; regardless of experience. The Vietnamese students are generally great and look for a fun, interactive teacher. Creating a happy, enjoyable learning environment, for both kids and adults, will give you many teaching opportunities in Hanoi.

VIETNAM CYCLING TRIP HANOI TO SAIGON 25 June to 9 July,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

•Departure Day: 25 of June ,2018 in Hanoi and •Finish day: 09 of July,2018 in Ho Chi Minh •Tour cost :1800 usd/person base on two people sharing one room

New heated pool

by Jacob Soelberg @ Topas Ecolodge

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Rock climbing contest to be held in Phong Nha-Ke Bang

by Trinh Thi Ha @ Green Discovery Indochina

QUANG BINH (VNS) — Viet Nam’s first top-rope climbing competition will be organised in the world heritage site of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province from August 5 to 20 as part of the Cave Festival. The Phong Nha-Ke Bang Tourism Centre has built a 30 metre, partially-artificial cliff at the gate […]

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Ding's vietnamese conversations

by noreply@blogger.com (Celine) @ Vietnam Adventures

No, I'm sorry, I shouldn't make fun, but that's what happens when one is too lazy to keep up with his Vietnamese lessons although he still lives in Vietnam and therefore is bound to have to speak Vietnamese from time to time.

Today, we met Phuong and Ly, our two grown up friends whom we know through Marine, my best friend. In the 45 minutes we spent with them (eating bun oc, YES, I had promised Ly I would try and she didn't forget, she made me eat it today... aaargh... bun oc means 'snails noodles', just so you know) Dan came up with a few classics...

I will translate what he said in English, of course. First, what he meant to say then what he actually said.

Dan trying to say: "I'm very busy".
Said: "I'm very pen".

Dan trying to say: "Snails noodles? Yes, I've eaten it before".
Said: "Snails noodles? Yes, I understand it already".

Dan trying to say : "I like the noodle soup from Hue"
Said: "I like Hue street" (actually a street in Hanoi)

To the question: "why are you going to Thailand?"
Dan answered: "Yes."

Lol. What a cutie pie.

Hoi An walking tour

by ecofriendly @ Eco Friendly Vietnam

 Hoi An is an ancient town located in the lower section of Thu Bon river, Quang Nam province, about 30km south of Da Nang city. Long time ago, Hoi An was known as a site of Silk Road along the sea with traces of Champa port. In 17th and 18thcentury, Hoi An became a bustling trading port, a […]

INTERVIEW :: Eco Travel Search and Booking Engine Eco Companion

by Linda McCormick @ Eco Traveller Guide

I spoke with Eco Companion's editor-in-chief Taz Bogue and Eco Companion's founder Max Sinclair to find out more about this new eco travel booking engine, the idea behind it and how they work.

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Eco Conservation Tour, a new tour option in Phong Nha

by spirit-monkey @ Hai's Eco Tours - Wildlife and Jungle Experience

The Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is well renowned for its limestone cave systems, which make this park absolutely unique and outstanding. This rainforest is also considered as one of the best hot spots of biodiversity in the world. This is the home of many endemic species which …

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SAPA TREKKING 3 days/4 nights – homestay and hotel

by ecofriendly @ Eco Friendly Vietnam

  Sapa is an incredibly picturesque region that lies on the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in Northwest Vietnam. It is called as “the Tonkinese Alps” You can see many hill tribe people, their villages, rice terraces, lush vegetation, and Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina.   We offer many flexible options […]

Trekking Fansipan A lifetime experience

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

Trekking Fansipan A lifetime experience Located in northwest of the country, Sapa hides many wonders of the natural scenes and people. Although Sapa is not far-off destination, it is enough to get away from it all. It is an attractive town with majestic mountain views; the Sapa market which is bustling in the morning and […]

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Phong Nha, my hometown, a new paradise!

by spirit-monkey @ Hai's Eco Tours - Wildlife and Jungle Experience

Phong Nha has become a well-known name all over the world for  travelers, with limestone cave systems and the beautiful  National Park. With its potential, Phong Nha tourism has been taking off for the last 3 years and it is becoming one of the best destinations to visit in Vietnam. …

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Vietnam Eco Tours,Viet Farm Trip Tour,Ninh Binh Tours


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Vietnam Eco Tour provide quality travel services such as Hoa Lu Tam Coc Tour, Hoa Lu Trang An Tour, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Ninh Binh Tours, Viet Farm Trip

[Video] Halong Bay 3 days 2 nights Cruise Itinerary

by su @ Indochina Junk

Halong Bay has remained on the travel bucket list of almost all travelers. Filled with stunning nature, kart landscape and the rich culture of the fishing village, the destination easily satisfies all types of tourists. Often you will get reluctant between two days cruise and three days cruise; to be fair, the three-day cruises allow […]

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How to plan a family vacation – a step-by-step guide, with tips and checklist

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Traveling with kids – it’s hard, but it’s worth it. Depending on the age of your offspring, the challenges vary, but as parents and travel experts, we have some insights on how to streamline a family vacation. To share the things we’ve learned through years of experience planning – and taking – family trips in

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Quang Ninh approves Ha Long – Co To seaplane route.

by Tuấn Anh Nguyễn @ Green Discovery Indochina

Chairman of the Quang Ninh province People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Long gave his nod to Hai Au Aviation’s proposal of launching a seaplane flight route from Ha Long city to Co To island. At a working session with Hai Au Aviation on November 15, Mr. Long said the province will create the most favourable conditions […]

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MYANMAR CYCLING TRIP FROM BANGKOK TO YANGON 11DAY 1O NIGHT

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

This is Thailand cycling and Myanmar cycling trip start from Bangkok  the capital of Thailand to Yangon the capital of Myanmar ...

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by Jacob Soelberg @ Topas Ecolodge

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Coffee Habit of Vietnamese people

by Stephen @ Vietnam Vacation

Every visitor come to Vietnam are surprised that Vietnam is the second largest coffee producing country in the world and how Vietnamese enjoy coffee is not the same with the [...]

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I am cold

by noreply@blogger.com (Dan) @ Vietnam Adventures

A cold snap has descended on Hanoi. The last week has been below average with temperatures around the 9-10 degree mark. That is usually not so bad but as Celine mentions Hanoi is not set up for the cold weather. There is no heating so life consists of moving from one cold place to another. Our house is freezing. We have a few small heaters that we all huddle around but that does little to shake the bite. Our school has no heating and most shops are the same. We are constantly rugged up in multiple layers waiting for this unusually cold weather to pass.

Riding around on motorbikes is usually such an enjoyable experience but at the moment it is a battle. Our schools are about 30 minutes from home and even with four layers, gloves and a scarf the cold burns your skin as you ride. It is especially nice when you get to school and they tell you your class has been cancelled. Cheers.

Today is especially cold which means wherever you go it's cold. Our house is an ice box. Your only solace is a few western cafes which have invested in a heating system. I am really looking forward to it getting a bit warmer which I am told is only a few days away.

Despite the recent cold, on my ride home at night I still manage to see a few Vietnamese huddled around the ice cream stand, hands shaking as they attempt to enjoy their ice cream. Crazy.

Choosing the right Halong Bay Cruise Itinerary (Infographic)

by su @ Indochina Junk

Some tips for picking the best Halong Bay cruise itinerary that suits your travel plan. How long you want to stay in Halong Bay There are 3 main types of the cruise that currently we offer: Day trip cruise is a short journey created to give you a short observation of the breathtaking scenery of […]

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How to get Vietnam tour packages from India?

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

How to get Vietnam tour packages from India? Vietnam tour packages from India bring the experiences of a country filled with the captivating natural beauty and tranquil village life. The cuisines are fresh, fragrant and flavorsome; the local people are friendly, kindly and welcoming. You can find the differences from the shimmering green rice paddies […]

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SUGGESTIONS FOR 2 WEEKS IN VIETNAM

by ecofriendly @ Eco Friendly Vietnam

Option 1. Day 1: Hanoi arrival Day 2. Hanoi city tour. Please click here for general information. Day 3. Ba Be lake. Please click here to see the options Day 4: Ba Be lake Day 5: Ba Be lake – overnight in Hanoi  Day 6. Ha Long bay – overnight on private boat. Click here to see […]

Vietnam Lifestyle

by Stephen @ Vietnam Vacation

Naturally in S-shape, Vietnam, is a highly populated country with the population of over 90 millions of people spreading around from north to south. There are many distinguished lifestyles based [...]

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Sustainable Guide of Bio Trade

by Jamu Lodge @ Cuyabeno Eco Lodge Ecuador Amazon Jungle Tours

This document was developed for the specific use of tourism entities but its components can be applied in other types of business. In recent years there have been many actions that involve the collection, production, processing and commercialization of goods and services derived from biodiversity, provided that are made using responsible practices. Thus arose the [...]

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My Village Show – Làng Tôi

by Stephen @ Vietnam Vacation

My Village Show is a lively mosaic where the ancient Vietnamese village life is painted in contemporary stage language with enchanting folk melodies. Fishing, farming, traditional games, or family gathering are rendered with graceful stroke by wonderous acrobatics...

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The Quintessence of Tonkin Show

by Stephen @ Vietnam Vacation

A totally new entertainment show has emerged! The Quintessence of Tonkin is deep experiences of live performances by locals, traditional Vietnamese music, water-light show and daily stories. If you have [...]

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12 Day Vietnam Cuisine Tour – Culture, Sightseeing and Cuisine Highlights

by andy @ ANDYTOURIST

Trip Overview: This Vietnam Cuisine Tour is a great joy of exploring new cultures, visiting breath-taking landscapes and enjoying local traditional cuisines. Those unfamiliar with Vietnamese food are in for a treat, as the national cuisine is flavourful, colourful and extremely healthy. We are experts in food tours and our packages range from half-day gourmet […]

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A Weekend in Woodend :: A Rustic Cottage Review and Mini Travel Guide

by Linda McCormick @ Eco Traveller Guide

Woodend in the Macedon Ranges has a quintessential Australian village feel. I visited for the weekend, staying in a beautiful rustic woodland cottage.

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Traditional Medicine

by noreply@blogger.com (Dan) @ Vietnam Adventures

About 4 days ago I woke up with a sore neck. I slept on it the wrong way and it felt like I pinched a nerve. Over the following two days it got progressively worse. It was incredibly painful and I had my head on a constant angle. I couldn't turn my head and slept on my back; waking up occasionally with shooting pains. After 3 days all the muscles around my neck and shoulder had seized up and I was a bit of a mess.

Celine suggested I go and see Dr Tui at the Yukishi clinic; a centre concentrating on traditional and holistic health. I was a bit of a cynic when it came to things like acupuncture because my only experience did nothing to help. I had nothing to lose so i went in to see her. Over two sessions across two consecutive mornings Dr Tui concentrated on a mixture of acupuncture and acupressure. Now, after my second session there has been a drastic improvement. The pain is still there by localised to a specific area. I have decent mobility and the muscles have relaxed. Dr Tui said it should get better over the next day but maybe one more session of acupressure is needed. At $7 a session it definitely doesn't break the bank.

The Yakushi Centre offers a range of traditional medicine as well as massages. They are professional and offer high quality service.

Any cynicism I had towards traditional medicine is now gone

Vietnamese Students

by noreply@blogger.com (Celine) @ Vietnam Adventures

I don’t know if so far, we have taken the time to properly describe what Vietnamese students are like, and what it’s like to teach them.

Usually, my adult students are actually students, they are between 16 and 30 years old, with a few older ones, but it’s quite rare, maybe one or two in each class.

Vietnamese students are lovely. They’re friendly, good natured and usually happy to be alive, and happy to be in class. They enjoy playing games more than anything, apart from the odd really-serious-guy (usually a girl, actually) who wants to do grammar exercises all the time. By games I mean anything involving some sort of competition with points or fake money, the girl love to crush the boys, and the boys love to crush the girls.

Vietnamese students have cooties. Talking about the boys and girls divide, we (all the teachers, from Dan, to Dana, to Lanette, to all my teacher friends) all understood after like… 3 days on the job, that something important here: boys and girls from 8 years old to about 18 years old hate each other and will NOT mix. Before that, they’re little kids and they don’t care. After that, they’re pretty much adults and start to have boyfriends and girlfriends, so the gender mixing is no longer an issue, but between 8 and 18 years old, there is no way to mix the students without having a profoundly upset class where everyone glares at me and wants to runaway home.

I like to play on that, I must admit. This morning I picked a kid who really makes me laugh, a cheeky boy of 11 named Nam Anh, and told the class that I would divide them in two groups: boys on one side and girls + Nam Anh on the other. Lol, he looked like he was about to have a heart attack, he screamed “NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!” while the other kids and I laughed our head off. Obviously I was only joking, and he knew it. But it shows you the general boy-girl feeling.

With adult classes, it’s easier. The boys and the girls are usually friendly enough to one another, unless playing language games in different teams and then they become competitive, but not hostile.

Vietnamese students are respectful of the teacher. Again, this is more obvious in adult classes, but to be honest even in kids’ classes or teenager’s classes, I can see a world of difference when I compare with the way we regarded teachers in my time as a student. Incomparable, really.

Adults are pretty much grateful to their teacher, kids have not grasped that concept yet, but they will stop talking right away at the first sign of me being annoyed. They are cute as, the kids, looking at me with their big eyes, cheering at the activities I propose, getting so much into the games they jump up and down in excitement. When they don’t stop talking and running even if I ask them to, it’s really more because of their hyperactivity than coming from a lack of respect for me.
Adults are great also, and tend to want to become friends. Half of my adult students have found me on facebook and send me random messages of love, and that’s the same with every other teacher I know.

Of course we all have classes we like a bit less, taciturn or downright boring students, and even the odd case of know-it-all annoying dude, who questions everything you say.

But usually they’re just awesome, and they love the teacher. If I ever get angry or upset, they’re mortified. I remember being mortified when I didn’t manage to enrage my teacher, that shows you how different my two worlds are.

Vietnamese students have a lot in common with one another. Discussions and debates are not the easiest task for a teacher to have their class perform, which comes from the fact that someone’s opinion will generally be representative of the entire age group’s opinion… on just about anything. The young adults cultivate their individuality as opposed to their parent’s generation’s individuality, but not so much as one-another’s individuality.

If one of my students likes a song, you can me almost sure that it’s a stylish song, and all the rest of the class will like it. If one doesn’t like an artist, the other ones don’t like him or her either (exceptions to this rule being Kpop and lady Gaga… some love, some hate.)

Same goes with what activities they like or dislike. They like going to the cinema, using facebook, listening to music and going out to drink coffee and eat ice cream with friends. Girls like shopping, boys like playing computer games. You might want to tell me that’s international, ok, it is… but try to find a whole class in your country where EVERY SINGLE boy will answer to the question ‘what do you like to do in your free time’: ‘playing computer games’.

I’ll be specific with the going out with friends business… going out with friends means: walk around the night market or drink coffee or eat street food or ice cream or go to the cinema. No house parties, no drinking beer nonsense – not for the girls, anyway, no smoking, no walking around the lake or in the park, no going on trips together or rarely, no meeting up in each other’s houses etc… A lot of these activities are considered lacking style, God knows why, I don’t know what’s so lame about walking in the park or by the lake but hey, I’m not very stylish myself ;)

General opinions-wise, it’s a bit the same. Teachers have adapted by asking questions to the class as a whole, where we usually get “YEEEES!!!” or “NOOOO” answers. A lot of us have given up altogether on healthy debates, because Vietnamese students, if they are against something, will find it extremely difficult to pretend that they are not, even for the sake of bettering their English – which after all is the only thing we are interested in providing, as teachers.

One of the teachers here, Sarah, made me pee my pants laughing when she told me a story: she organised a class debate about hashish. Not that I advocate its use or that our role as teachers should be to advocate its use, but I don’t think, with my western brain, that asking adults to impersonate doctors recommending the use of pot to their patients is a terrible thing to do. I think it’s ok. I wouldn’t tempt it myself as a teacher, because it would be impossible to put into place here, but she did it and good on her for trying. Anyway, she divided the class in two groups, “for” and “against”. The “for” group was absolutely mortified. They had to find arguments SUPPORTING the use of pot??? Might as well have asked them to find arguments to defend puppy killers – actually, that would have been tons easier around here…

She explained over and over that the students didn’t have to BELIEVE in their argument, only to try and impersonate people who did, people who didn’t view pot as an evil, like doctors or insomniacs etc…

It was tough. Group A argumented how evil pot was for twenty minutes, listing every by-the-book reason we’ve all heard before and worse.

Then group B remained silent and prostrated, and when Sarah urged them to give it a go, one of them stood up… said nothing… sat back down again… then stood up again and in a tense voice said:
“I AGREE with group A!!”. Then sat back down again.
That was the end of that debate.
I thought that was so funny, I still laugh now writing about it. If you’re not laughing, it’s probably because you’re not a teacher in Vietnam. Otherwise, you’d know, you’d really know why this is hilarious.

Let’s just say Sarah set the bar a bit high with her attempt, we usually keep debate topics a bit less controversial, because Vietnamese students have not been raised to believe evil can be good and good can be evil… they don’t see many shades of grey.

Some teachers argument that it is for us to show them that the western world thinks in shades of grey. They argue this because we train students with their English, so that they can pass their IELTS and consequently end up studying abroad. Should we show them how different from their own the thought patterns get in those western countries they want to go to, or let them figure it out on their own? I mean they’ll get to America, where the gay marriage rights hot topic is on the table (and let me tell you I completely support gay marriage) and not know what the heck is going on… I mean, gay culture here equals zero, it’s not talked about, it doesn’t exist and it’s wrong, anyway. Seriously. And what about moving to Australia and finding out that girls do drink, that a lot of couples do live together before marriage, that half of the population has a little joint here and there? What about getting to England and seeing girls go out with their mates ‘on the pull’?
Is it for us to introduce these foreign concepts to the students?

I think not, to be honest, but that’s mainly because I don’t teach IELTS and my students are usually in lower levels, where this whole ethical set of questions is irrelevant.

I feel for these other teachers, like Lindy, who teach IELTS and find themselves having to say ‘ok, your English is perfect, but please, PLEASE, do NOT say that to the examinator!” when her student said something like “obviously when I get married, I will never need to step in the kitchen ever again, it will be my wife’s duty to cook good meat for me everyday”.

There are exceptions to everything I've just said tough of course.
Nam, our best friend here, regularly organises trips with his friends and even girls join them - some have to lie to their parents and pretend it's a work thing, some tell the truth. He goes to travelers' conventions and everything. He enjoys bowling and walking in the park (yes!). My friend Phuong spends her free afternoons in book stores, which is hardly considered stylish amongst the young here, my student Tho Linh listens to hard rock and wears Metallica t-shirts, my friend Tung dresses in flamboyant colourful outfits, Chau and Van are hip-hop fans, they dance it, teach how to dance it and look like cute mini rappers... It's all relative, after all. But I mean generally speaking, these remain exceptions to the mass.

There are topics to avoid when teaching Vietnamese students: sensitive topics exist everywhere, really, and here you don’t risk anything by trying them out, but I still wouldn’t recommend it… for the good flow of the lesson if nothing else. Sex is a no-go, although if you get anywhere near it you won’t have students leaving your classroom in shock or anything, but you’ll get an uncontrollable level of blushing, giggling and hiding behind books. Why do it, then?

Politics are a complete no-go, students can’t grasp concepts they were never taught, and everything government-related is impossible to touch on. You might find students willing to tell you they hate the police or some officials are corrupted, but it costs them a lot more than what little gratification it might bring, so why do it?
I also avoid the cheating, affairs, mistresses etc… topics, for I don’t know what the general policy is on that and wouldn’t want to hurt anyone.

On the other hand, many subjects sensitive in the western world are not sensitive here: Religion is not a hot topic, it simply doesn’t exist as a debate or a stigma in any way. Some of them mention Buddha, some mention Jesus, they believe in what they believe in but they are unaware of what the concept of religion means to the western world: over and over I have to tell them what this word is, even, for they stumble on it in texts we study together, and simply don’t know what it is. They’ve never seen it before, the word ‘religion’ I mean, even within the higher levels of English.

It’s ok to call each other ‘fat’, it’s ok to point at the fat kid and call him fat, the fat kid himself laughs his head off, it’s ok to call someone ugly, rich or poor, it’s ok to ask about people’s salaries, it’s ok to say inappropriate racist remarks, that gay people must be crazy, that Thailand is a land of debauchery because men become girls… all this is ok, in the Vietnamese classrooms. No big deal. If that wasn’t clear, I don’t mean to say that it’s ok FOR ME to say those things, although it probably would be but hey, I can’t just unscrew my western head and put on my Vietnamese one on instead. I meant the STUDENTS say those things.

Vietnamese students are a bit shy: they need to get comfortable in their environment before coming out with answers to my questions. They might know a lot of vocabulary and grammar, but it’s hard for them to take it to the world and build sentences with what they know.

When left with a task involving imagination, I get very little response. I try to make them explain words they already know, so it appeals to their ability to put sentences together all on their own, and express concepts on their own, which they are not used to doing in the language learning process I mean. They know what a ‘lake’ is, for example, but when asked to explain it to me, they keep silent. They have been used to grammar exercises and generally much more controlled methods of learning like fill the blanks or multiple choice answers. Little by little, with my adult classes, I’ve built this bridge and they get more comfortable expressing concepts or explaining things. I tell them it doesn’t matter if the English is not very good, as long as they try. I ask them how they’re going to have conversations with foreigners if they don’t want to make sentences unless they are perfect? It works and the bridges are built, but only until this class gets to another teacher and I have to start all over again with a new class.

Vietnamese students cover the whole range between ‘stick together’ and ‘each for its own’. It’s funny to see how furiously they try to help the poor guy I asked a question to and can’t answer, they all whisper the answer in a frenzy that becomes so loud it seems almost ridiculous to keep whispering: obviously I can see and hear what they are doing. It makes me feel happy, this level of togetherness. They hate to see one person in trouble and will do anything in their power to help.

On the other hand, they are more than happy to snitch, with no shame at all. Especially teenagers, within friends groups I mean, will say “teacher, teacher, HE didn’t do his homework!! Punish HIM!!”. “teacher, teacher, you marked him right here but he got it wrong, please take away a point from him!!”.
It’s hilarious, as they do that to their best mates, no worries. The best mate in question doesn’t get angry, either, he just smiles good naturally. Amazing.

As teachers, we need to know our audience to be more efficient, and I think I really do, now. I’ve been teaching here for 18 months, I have taught maybe 50 adult classes, two to six hours per week for three months each class, that’s 1000 Vietnamese adult students. I think when you’ve taught 1000 students from a country, you can say you know your audience.

So, my audience is like this: Vietnamese students are pretty awesome, from the first meeting. Sweet, attentive, they listen to the teacher and laugh at my bad jokes like… every time. They are friendly, funny, extremely respectful and grateful to be taught. On the more sensitive aspects, I would say they are like one mind, and have not been taught to question what they know, much. The result is a uniformity of thought pattern and opinions which can be dealt with ok, as long as one is aware of it, and willing to adapt.

Eco friendly tour of Bangkok  | VIVID Travel

Eco friendly tour of Bangkok | VIVID Travel


VIVID Travel

Hop on and off Bangkok’s public transport to see the city the way a local would on our Bangkok City Safari tour.

10 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Mid-February marks Vietnam’s most important date – Tet, the New Year’s period. It can be hard getting accurate insider information about Tet celebrations and what happens across the nation during its most festive period. It can be hard figuring out if Tet is a good time to visit Vietnam. Knowing what we know about Tet,

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Can Tho among world’s 10 most beautiful canal cities

by Trinh Thi Ha @ Green Discovery Indochina

CAN THO (VNS) — Can Tho has been ranked the 10th most beautiful canal city in the world in a list drawn up by the Mysterious World website. “Waterways have played a crucial role in transportation throughout the history,” the site says. “Until today cities like Venice, Birmingham and Giethoorn are globally known for their […]

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How To Get To Cat Ba Island

by Sale Manager @ Cat Ba Eco Lodge Resort

How To Get To Cat Ba Island Vietnam There are many ways to get to Cat Ba Island.  All the routes suffer seasonal (and sometimes random) changes in departure times so we keep this page updated. The easiest, cheapest and most reliable route to Cat Ba Island is the public bus from Hanoi City but it is...

Responsible Travel - For a Green Halong Bay | Indochina Junk

Responsible Travel - For a Green Halong Bay | Indochina Junk


Indochina Junk

While choosing our responsible cruises, you will be a responsible traveller with a chance to take part in one of our responsible activities.

Rosa Cruise 3 days 2 nights

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Rosa Cruise 3 days 2 nights Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Rosa Cruise (L/D) 07:30 – 08:30 Our tour guide and bus pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter. 08:30 Departure to Halong Bay for 3.5 Hours. 10:00 Arrive in Hai Duong province, and have 20 minute short break. 12:15 Welcome […]

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Sustainable Luxury at its Best :: Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

by Linda McCormick @ Eco Traveller Guide

Gili Lankanfushi is a sustainable luxury resort on North Male Atoll in the Maldives. It was recently named the world’s most ‘Eco-friendly Hotel’ at the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards 2017 and the ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort 2017’ at the World Travel Awards. And it’s my home for the next four days.

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The Ocean road Vung Tau Ho Tram Phan Thiet

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

The Ocean road Vung Tau Ho Tram Phan Thiet Although Vietnam has plenty of nice roads for cyclists, it’s sometimes difficult to find one where you can feel like it’s only you, your bicycle and the scenery. The Ocean road from Vung Tau to Phan Tiet along the coast belongs to that special category, specially […]

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Hoi An Travel Information

by andy @ ANDYTOURIST

About Hoi An – The UNESCO World Heritage Site Located south of Da Nang, central Vietnam, Hoi An is a beautiful ancient town and listed as the world heritage site as early as 1999. This peaceful town is one of the most popular destinations in Vietnam. Though a small town, it will always provide you […]

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Vietnam – Land of History – 9 Days

by Stephen @ Vietnam Vacation

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City arrival – Cu Chi Tunnels (D)
On arrival at the airport in Ho Chi Minh City, teacher and students will be driven to visit [...]

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New Hanoi, Halong bay, Sapa helicopter tour launches

by Trinh Thi Ha @ Green Discovery Indochina

HANOI (VNS) — The first ever sightseeing tour by helicopter has been launched in Hanoi. Operated by KLF Global Joint Stock Company and the Northern Viet Nam Helicopter Company, it flies passengers from Gia Lam Airport to nearby attractions. Services are now available to Halong and Sapa. The 90-minute Ha Noi – Ha Long trip […]

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Hanoi – Lan ha bay – Cat Ba Mangroves – Eco Lodge – Hanoi

by Sale Manager @ Cat Ba Eco Lodge Resort

Hanoi – Lan ha bay – Cat Ba mangroves – Eco lodge resort – Hanoi (03 Days 02 nights – 01 night on boat + 01 night at resort) Day 1 : Hanoi – Cat Ba Island – Lan Ha Bay (L/D) – Overnight on Boat. 7h30 : Catba Travel Island tour guide will pick...

Mai Chau Day Tour from Hanoi

by andy @ ANDYTOURIST

Trip Highlights of Mai Chau Day Tour: – Explore hill tribal cultures – Scenic mountain drive, sightseeing, walking, biking activities – Photography opportunity About Mai Chau (Mai Châu) Mai Chau is a rural district of Hoa Binh province in the Northwest Vietnam. The district is located at about 150 km from Ha Noi. The scenery […]

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Cambodia travel handbook

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

Cambodia travel handbook Cambodia is a great experience for the Buddhists who are interested in exploring the ruins of the past as well as fascinated tourists by the wild beauty of creation. Therefore, traveling to Cambodia and checking out the sights in Siem Riep. This guide will give you everything you need to know about […]

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Cannon Fort A New Attractive Tourist Site Cat Ba Travel

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Cannon Fort A New Attractive Tourist Site Cat Ba Travel   Cat Ba is situated in a specific location on the geography map; it is in the global-famous Ha Long Bay beauty spot group. The beautiful Cat Ba island, whose three faces head to East Sea, is of the legend on thousands of released precious […]

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Viet Hai village Cat Ba travel

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Viet Hai village Cat Ba Travel – The most of beautiful island in north of Vietnam Haiphong city, near Halong bay Vietnam   Cat Ba Travel Vietnam – Viet Hai village is a farming village in Cat Ba. It is a small village in the midst of jungles, covered by high mountains range of the […]

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Frog Lake Catba Travel – Cat Ba National Park

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  Frog Lake Catba Travel – The most of beautiful lake in Catba National Park Haiphong city, near Halong bay Vietnam Frog Lake Catba Travel  is located at the Catba National Park, surrounding by the great variety of landscapes and ecosystems, including tropical evergeen forests, mangrove, freshwater lake and streams, isolated sandy beaches, coral reefs, caves […]

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Leaving Vietnam

by noreply@blogger.com (Dan) @ Vietnam Adventures

Celine and I have decided it is time to finish our adventure in Vietnam. We are going to leave at the end of February; so a few weeks to go. After a short trip to France to see Celine's family we are going to settle in Bangkok for a year. We thought it was about time for something different as we have well overstayed our original "one year in Vietnam" plan. We plan to teach English in Thailand as we did in Hanoi.

To quote a cliche, time has flown. I can't believe how quickly our year and half stay has gone. It does not seem long ago that Celine and I jumped out of the taxi on a scorching hot day; bamboozled and out of place with all the unusual craziness happening all around us. We were wide eyed and lost on our first day. I remember us saying to each other how foreign we were to this place and how little we knew. We arrived with our bags and a hotel room for a few nights. That was the extent of our knowledge. We didn't know any of the language and had no idea how to get around. We understood little of the culture and with the exception of one contact, knew no one. We were completely new to everything which was nerve wracking but exciting. Of course there were frustrating, anxious and sometimes scary moments but that was part of the learning experience.

It took us a few weeks to warm into Hanoi but we were able to find a place to live, get jobs and start to make some contacts. We soon started getting around on motorbikes and got familiar with many types of Vietnamese food. We travelled throughout Hanoi and later on, the rest of the country. Celine, more than me, learnt the language but we can now both communicate with the locals. We have made some good friends, both Vietnamese and foreigners, over our stay in Vietnam. We both have a detailed understanding of the Vietnamese culture. We achieved this by trying to get involved with Vietnamese people and their customs from the very beginning. We are still learning new things everyday, our recent Tet holiday a perfect example, but I can leave feeling I have come a long way.

We both have very fond memories of our time here and we will use the next few weeks to reflect on that while catching up with many of the friends we have made. Importantly, we have learnt to live, work and play with a culture very different to ours. At times there have been culture clashes but in general we have been able to adapt to the Vietnamese way. There are parts of the Vietnamese culture that I will never understand but that is to be expected. There are also parts that I think are great and my culture could learn a lot from. Regardless of my opinions I am just happy to be able to take so much away from my experience here. Living abroad is such a great concept and opens your eyes to the world.

Both Celine and I are looking forward to Thailand. We know a little more about Thailand than we did about Vietnam but we will still, I am sure, be lost and confused on arrival. I am looking forward to comparing the two cultures and learning about a different group of people all over again. Only a few weeks to go.........Excited!

JAMU LODGE GIVES AN EXAMPLE OF SUSTAINABILITY

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This lodge located in the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve directs its operation to increase the benefits that gives to the Indigenous Community Siona-Secoya. Jamu Lodge offers tours of four or five days, that include visits to nearby communities Siona-Secoyas, besides this more families Siona-Secoyas of Tarapuy village and surrounding are benefiting from the operation of Jamu [...]

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Frog Lake Catba Travel – Cat Ba National Park

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  Frog Lake Catba Travel – The most of beautiful lake in Catba National Park Haiphong city, near Halong bay Vietnam Frog Lake Catba Travel  is located at the Catba National Park, surrounding by the great variety of landscapes and ecosystems, including tropical evergeen forests, mangrove, freshwater lake and streams, isolated sandy beaches, coral reefs, caves […]

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7 Reasons to Visit Prague

by Guest Writer @ Eco Traveller Guide

From vegetarian restaurants to sustainable design shops, Prague has no shortage of sustainable alternatives. So if being one of the best preserved cities in Europe wasn’t good enough cause to visit, here are seven more (and greener) reasons to visit Prague in this mini Prague travel guide.

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Halong Bay

Halong Bay


Leaving Wooster

Halong Bay is a magical place to visit. There are so many options and ways to tour the area, from a quick one-day tour, to a few days at sea in a luxurious boat. We actually believe we found the best way of experiencing this beautiful wonder. Private Boat Tour in Halong Bay NOTE: There are hundreds

A Question for the Vietnamese: Part 4

by noreply@blogger.com (Dan) @ Vietnam Adventures

In Vietnam families live together. Kids live with their parents as well as their grandparents. The young Vietnamese generally live with their parents until they get married. From what I can see they are very respectful of their parents and will always respect their decisions. A friend of mine, who is 24 and lives at home, wanted to go on a holiday with her friends for the approaching TET New Year celebrations. Her parents refused, saying it was family time, and she, despite being disappointed accepted without debate.

What I don't know is how the young Vietnamese get some alone time once they are in a relationship. Many are in relationships; all living with their parents. Of course they can go outside together; to cafes, restaurants or to the cinema but what if they want a bit of alone time? This obviously happens before they get married and move in together but I assume their busy house filled with family members is not the ideal place.

Is this where the Nha Nghi (guesthouse in English) make their money? You will see a sign for guesthouse accommodation a lot in Vietnam, especially when you get out of the city centres. Driving around Vietnam I saw them everywhere and wondered how the hell they ever made any money; sitting on a back street in an outer suburb of town. On my street in Hanoi they are at least 5 or 6 guesthouses over a few kilometres.

So, if the Nha Nghi the solution for a bit of one on one time?

Hospital Cave Cat Ba Travel

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Hospital Cave Cat Ba Travel – Unique cave, near Cat Ba National Park Hospital Cave Cat Ba Travel, Vietnam is also a unique cave, near Cat Ba National Park. Each year, it attract a lot of travellers from Vietnam and foreign to visit and discover the foundation and history of this special cave. This Hospital […]

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These are the top 10 eco-friendly destinations to visit this year (or next) | six-two by Contiki

These are the top 10 eco-friendly destinations to visit this year (or next) | six-two by Contiki


six-two by Contiki

Bitten by the travel bug but looking to travel consciously? These are the top eco-friendly destinations across the globe.

Rosa Cruise 2 days 1 night

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Rosa Cruise 2 days 1 night Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Rosa Halong Cruise (L/D) 07:30 – 08:30 Our tour guide and bus pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter. 08:30 Departure to Halong Bay for 3.5 Hours. 10:00 Arrive in Hai Duong province, and have 20 minute short break. 12:00 Arrive […]

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Eco-Friendly Glacier Tours - Tailwind by Hipmunk

Eco-Friendly Glacier Tours - Tailwind by Hipmunk


Tailwind by Hipmunk

Want to go on a glacier tour without further impacting the environment? Check out these eco-friendly tour companies.

Get More Followers On Twitter Program really fast

by Jacob Soelberg @ Topas Ecolodge

Mytweetmap has served kickstart Twitter accounts in the last five several years. From own accounts and tiny corporations, to globally renowned famous people and Fortune five hundred organisations. Our authorities will give you a required raise in followers, retweets, favorites and for making your Twitter blow up. Working with our groundbreaking, demonstrated ways, we will raise the Twitter followers – ...

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8 fascinating experiences in the Highlands Center of Vietnam

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

8 fascinating experiences in the Highlands Center of Vietnam In late March 2016, Us 4 charming ladies from Travelo Vietnam Indochina had a week off to discover the prosperous Highland region. There are many interesting things that amazed us. Our experience for everyone who have chance to visit this land is not to miss the […]

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VIETNAM CYCLING TRIP FROM HANOI TO SAIGON AND MEKONG DELTA March 5 to March 21,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

Tour cost:USD 1950 per person Departure date: March 05,2018 Finish date : March 21,2018 Number of Cyclist : 04 people and available to Join! Countries visited: Vietnam

Our new blog

by noreply@blogger.com (Dan) @ Vietnam Adventures

We have now left Vietnam and we are in the process of moving to Thailand. Before we get there we are spending a few weeks in France.

If you would like to keep in touch with what we are up to you can check out our new Thailand blog.

It has been great keeping in touch with so many people through this blog and also being able to give others advice. Thanks to everyone.

Quang Binh approves tours to legendary cave

by Trinh Thi Ha @ Green Discovery Indochina

QUANG BINH (VNS) — The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the central province of Quang Binh on Thursday announced it has approved tours to Tien (Fairy) cave in Ca Quang Commune, Tuyen Hoa District. Tien, the rearmost one in the Tu Lan cave system, is 3km in length and dry except during the […]

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Halong Bay Day Tour from Hanoi

by andy @ ANDYTOURIST

Trip overview: Halong Bay is a spectacular natural wonder. The dramatic scenery dotted with thousands of islets makes this an excellent semi-sheltered, open water location for cruising and many other water sports. This Halong Bay day tour is ideal for those who have limited time to explore this incredible World Heritage Site. Get on aboard […]

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6 day cycling and kayaking in Bai Tu Long and Cat Ba

by travelo @ Eco Friendly junk – Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

6 day cycling and kayaking in Bai Tu Long and Cat Ba 6 Day Halong cycling  and kayaking tour offers  one of the best spectacular way to explore Vietnam rural area and Bai Tu Long by your own way. Cycling on scenic route to admire the tranquil villages, passing lush green rice paddy, meeting and […]

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Top things to do in Phong Nha

by spirit-monkey @ Hai's Eco Tours - Wildlife and Jungle Experience

Farm Stay National Park Tour This tour was set up and organized by Phong Nha Farm Stay since the tourism has justst started in Phong Nha. National Park Tour has been recommended by many travelers because of  its professional and high quality. If you want to experience a day with …

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Our First Snow Experience in Australia: Lake Mountain Resort

by Linda McCormick @ Eco Traveller Guide

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is the closest snow field to Melbourne and although it doesn’t cater to downhill skiers it is the centre for cross country skiing in Victoria. Visitors can also try their hand – or foot – at snowshoeing, tobogganing and good old snowman making.

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CYCLING TRIP FROM HANOI TO SAIGON From 5th March to 19th March 2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

CYCLING TRIP FROM HANOI TO SAIGON 15 DAY 14 NIGHT •   The cost: USD 1,800 per person •   Departure Dates: 5th March ,2018 in Hanoi •   Finish Dates :19th March,2018 in Saigon •   Number of cyclist : Full Seats •   Countries visited: Vietnam

Oriental Lotus Group – 15 years anniversary

by su @ Indochina Junk

Oriental Lotus Group grows from a cruise company in Halong bay named Tropical Sails. After years of development and expansion, now a day, the company operates in different segments of the hospitality industry. Some of the remarkable brands are Indochina Junk, Dragon Legend Cruise,  Yen Duc Village Tour, Halong city tour, Luxury Van transfer, Oriental […]

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Indochina Cycling Trip Bangkok to Phnompenh November 11 -November 21,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

INDOCHINA CYCLING TRIP FROM BANGKOK TO PHNOMPENH 11 DAY 10 NIGHT •   The cost: USD 1,350 per person •   Departure Dates: November 11,2018 in Bangkok •   Finish Dates :November 21,2018 in Phnompanh •   Number of cyclist : 5 people & avalible to join •   Countries visited: Thailand, Cambodia

Ba Ham Lake Cat ba travel

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  Ba Ham Lake Cat ba travel – The most of beautiful island in north of Vietnam Haiphong city, near Halong bay Vietnam   Situated on the south-west side of Ha Long Bay, Ba Ham Lake is found on Dau Be Island (Calf Head Island) in Lan Ha Bay – Catba Vietnam. This island is […]

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Useful tips before you go

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

Useful tips before you go A trip to Vietnam is an adventure! It will open a new window for you to see lives in the world. Whether you come for a week or a month, you will be welcomed, celebrated, and made to feel like home. Vietnam will grab hold of your heart and won’t […]

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What the Vietnamese Eat For Breakfast

by Stephen @ Vietnam Vacation

The “culture” of breakfast is a significant thing when tourists think of a country, especially the country which has a diverse culinary like Vietnam. Here is top most popular breakfast [...]

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Rang Hanoi

by noreply@blogger.com (Dan) @ Vietnam Adventures

I went for a dental check up a few days ago. There are a few western dental clinics in Hanoi but I opted for a Vietnamese one that was recommended by a friend. The teeth were ok but I needed a clean. A young technician worked away for about 30 minutes doing a great job. My dentist was professional and had good enough English; explaining everything I needed to know. The facilities were very good.

The shortfall was the price. For a check-up by a dentist and a thorough dental clean the price came to a grand $4. Yes.... $4. Even after a year and a half here I am still sometimes left amazed at how cheap some things are. I don't know the price back home but I would guess at least 10 times more expensive. Fillings are very cheap as well - about $5 according to my friend.

Check out their website at Rang Hanoi if you are after some cheap, quality dental care in Hanoi.

5 reasons we prefer bicycles over motorbikes

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

5 reasons we prefer bicycles over motorbikes In a motorbike country like Vietnam, where locals use their vehicle for anything you can imagine (and even things you would never imagine) traveling by motorbike can be very tempting. Roads are decently paved, the traffic is not so dense out of big cities and the weather is […]

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Topas Ecolodge

Topas Ecolodge


Topas Ecolodge

Topas Ecolodge is a small hotel situated on a beautiful hilltop deep in the mountains of Hoang Lien National Park only 45 min outside Sapa town i North Vietnam. We have 25 mountain bungalows all built as rustic chalet-style single bedroom houses from local white granite. Each of our bungalows presents a casual style with a private balcony, from there you can enjoy the magnificent view of the towering peaks and endless valleys dotted with ethnic minorities’ villages. A perfect place for touring in the surrounding area hiking or biking or just relaxing from the noisy and busy city life.

Getting to Cat Ba

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Getting to Cat Ba, Cat Ba Tours, Cat Ba Transfer go to Cat Ba Island. Different kinds of transportation are available daily - fast - convenient

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4 of the Best Eco-Friendly Luxury Tours You Can Take

4 of the Best Eco-Friendly Luxury Tours You Can Take


TripSavvy

Sustainable travel doesn't have to involve roughing it, these days plenty of luxury operators are going green. Here are our picks for the best eco-friendly tours.

Van Gia village Catba Travel

by admin @ Cat ba travel |

Van Gia village Catba Travel  – The floating village in Catba island of Vietnam Van Gia village Catba Travel – is situated at Hung Thang Commune, Halong City, 20km away from the tourist boat wharf, the fishing village lies in a calm bay surrounded by mountain. Cua Van Village has a population of 733 in 176 […]

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Top 10 Karaokesin Sapa

by Stephen @ Vietnam Vacation

Sapa is the home to not only heart-touching natural landscape but also interesting entertaining places alluring a great number of visitors. If you fancy yourself with singing songs, besides amazing [...]

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Hospital Cave Cat Ba Travel

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Hospital Cave Cat Ba Travel, Vietnam is also a unique cave, near Cat Ba National Park. Each year, it attract a lot of travellers from Vietnam and foreign to visit and discover the foundation and history of this special cave.

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TOTAL NORTHWEST VIETNAM TOUR 7 DAYS

by andy @ Vietnam Eco-tours – ANDYTOURIST

Tour route: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Son La – Dien Bien – Lai Chau – Sapa – Hanoi. Tour highlight: Northwest Vietnam is still relatively untouchable by the outside world. With possibly some of the most beautiful scenery in Vietnam, those who visit see this region will be greatly rewarded. Rich in history, visit […]

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12 Day Friendly Vietnam Tour: Sapa trekking, Mekong Delta home stay

12 Day Friendly Vietnam Tour: Sapa trekking, Mekong Delta home stay


Vietnam Vacation

Friendly Vietnam Tour 12 Days private package visit Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta home stay, Hoian walking tour, Hanoi old quarter and overnight on junk cruise in Halong Bay

Ho Chi Minh City Tour – Private Day Tour

by andy @ ANDYTOURIST

Trip Highlights: – Ho Chi Minh city tour – the first thing should do when you are there. – Discover highlights of Ho Chi Minh city – Walking, sightseeing, photography, market, temple – Local culinary experience – Departure daily from Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) is the gateway […]

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5 Environmental Benefits of Staying in a Log Cabin

by Kacey Mya @ Eco Traveller Guide

The benefits of staying in a cabin go beyond great views. It's a great way to  lessen your environmental impact. From its construction to how it stores and uses energy, a log cabin is ecologically friendly in more ways than one

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New heated pool

by Jacob Soelberg @ Topas Ecolodge

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What you thought you knew about cruising in Halong Bay

by su @ Indochina Junk

If you ask someone who has never been on a cruise before about how they think the cruise in Halong Bay, you will get answers such as small cabins, crowded bay, people from different countries and background, and limited entertainment. You will be surprised to know how cruising in Halong Bay actually is. Cruising Myth […]

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Discover Hoi An Eco Tourism in Vietnam - Gr8 Travel Tips

Discover Hoi An Eco Tourism in Vietnam - Gr8 Travel Tips


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Discover Hoi An Eco Tourism Day Tours in Historic Hoi An Vietnam.  Enjoy a fun bike tour, rice farming and fishing on this memorable Eco Friendly day tour.

What to see in South Vietnam in your Vietnam tour packages

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

What to see in South Vietnam in your Vietnam tour packages Are you planning a Vietnam tour this time? Are you looking for information for your trip in Vietnam? In this article, I want to list the places not to miss during your trip to South Vietnam. Located on the coast of Southeast Asia, the […]

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Falling in Love With Bahia, Brazil

by Katie Hemingway @ Eco Traveller Guide

The words of singer Caetano Veloso encourage writer Katie Hemingway to go and explore Bahia, Brazil. Read on to discover why she fell in love with the place.

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The must-have experiences in Hoi An

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

The must-have experiences in Hoi An Coming to Hoi An, you will either be immersed in a special atmosphere of hundreds-year-old old busy streets by Thu Bon river bank or relax on white sandy beaches of Cua Dai, An Bang. Hoi An is also known as a town rich of local specialities and peaceful villages. […]

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The Lost Lands Festival is Here!

by Linda McCormick @ Eco Traveller Guide

I think I’ve found ‘The One’. Yes, it’s true. Since I’ve been frequenting Australian shores I’ve been waiting and hoping, hoping and waiting for the right one to come along. And now it seems my wait is finally over. The Lost Lands festival is here!

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Welcome to our new website

by Jamu Lodge @ Cuyabeno Eco Lodge Ecuador Amazon Jungle Tours

We launched a new website with new features and functions. Soon you will see real-time availability. And stay tuned for our special rates. In this section we will be posting the latest news relating to tourism in Ecuador and around the world, the Amazon rainforest, ecology and more.

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Cannon Fort A New Attractive Tourist Site Cat Ba Travel

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Cannon Fort A New Attractive Tourist Site Cat Ba Travel   Cat Ba is situated in a specific location on the geography map; it is in the global-famous Ha Long Bay beauty spot group. The beautiful Cat Ba island, whose three faces head to East Sea, is of the legend on thousands of released precious […]

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Ecotourism Holidays in Vietnam

Ecotourism Holidays in Vietnam


Eco Traveller Guide

From lush green paddy fields to coastal limestone mountains, delicious smelling street stalls to colonial influenced architecture, Vietnam offers travellers a distinctly different experience.

[Infographic] Responsible Cruising and Sustainable Tourism, a year in review

by su @ Indochina Junk

In 2017, Indochina Junk had a great year for responsible cruising on Halong Bay and sustainable tourism. We continue practicing sustainable as the following mission from the last year, many program has ended successfully in this year and we also start launching the new project. It it time to look back what we have done […]

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Indochina Cycling Trip From Pakse to Siemreap December 30,2017 to January 13,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

•The cost:USD 1,799 per person •Depature Day: December 30,2017 from Pakse (Laos) •Finish Day: January 13,2018 in Siemreap (Cambodia) •Number of Cyclist : 6people  &  avalible to Join

Phong Nha-Ke Bang wins 2nd UNESCO recognition

by Trinh Thi Ha @ Green Discovery Indochina

The Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park in central Quang Binh province received its second UNESCO recognition on July 3. At a conference held in Bonn, Germany, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee approved the addition of two natural sites in its World Heritage List – the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park in […]

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Sustainable Tourism and BioTrade

by Jamu Lodge @ Cuyabeno Eco Lodge Ecuador Amazon Jungle Tours

Ecuador is one of the richest countries of the world’s in terms of biodiversity. Therefore, all human activity accomplished in this territory should be framed in the precepts of sustainable development in order to fulfill with unwavering commitment to preserve such wealth for future generations. With such a vision was established ten years ago the [...]

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Parrtjima :: A Festival in Light Illuminates Alice Springs Desert Park

by Linda McCormick @ Eco Traveller Guide

The second annual Parrtjima – A Festival in Light has opened in Alice Springs, home of the Arrernte. Illuminating Alice Springs Desert Park for 10 nights, the free outdoor public event showcases contemporary art by talented Aboriginal artists from around Central Australia.

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The 10 best family-friendly destinations in Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Travelers often ask us for recommendations for the best family-friendly holiday in Asia. We’re firm believers that Asia is great for family trips, but we know it’s difficult figuring out what the best destinations are in this vast region for your specific family needs. To help you plan the most amazing family trip in Asia,

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How Halong bay Floating Village has changed since locals move to the mainland?

by su @ Indochina Junk

If you have a chance to visit Halong Bay, Vietnam, I think you must do this at least once a time in a life: visiting the local floating village. It is one of the most special attractions of Ha Long Bay that you can both enjoy the wild beauty of the UNESCO Heritage site and […]

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Hanoi’s old bike lovers

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

Hanoi’s old bike lovers A corner of the Thanh Nien Street by Hanoi’s West Lake in Hanoi is busy every weekend as old bicycle lovers gather to share experiences or trade their bikes.  Bike lovers discuss about their bikes and experiences when they gathered at a corner of the Thanh Nien Street by Hanoi’s West […]

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The Asia Express – Season 2015 was organized in Vietnam by Eccholine & Green Discovery Indochina

by Trinh Thi Ha @ Green Discovery Indochina

The Asia Express – Season 2015 was organized in Northern Vietnam in October, 2015 by Eccholine Media and ground services arranged by Green Discovery Indochina. We’re proud to be selected as a local producer to arrange the ground services and film permits for Peking Express – One of the most famous film producers on the world. Peking […]

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Duong Lam Ancient Village Day Tour including Lunch

by andy @ ANDYTOURIST

Trip highlights: –  Private pick-up & drop-off services –  Private tour with English or French speaking guide – Visit laterite ancient houses, King Ngo Quyen & King Phung Hung temples –  Culture exchange, rural life experience – Walking & Sightseeing, photography opportunities –  Daily departure from Hanoi. About the village: Duong Lam Ancient Village has […]

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INDOCHINA CYCLING TRIP FROM BANGKOK TO HANOI 21 DAY 20 NIGHT

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

the tour cost is 2699 usd/person. Visit country : Thailand ,Laos, Vietnam .the cycling distance : 1300 km

New opportunities for Greener and Sustainable Tourism in the Amazon

by Jamu Lodge @ Cuyabeno Eco Lodge Ecuador Amazon Jungle Tours

The Reserve of Wildlife Production of Cuyabeno, is the stage of a project that defends a receptive industry with a sustainable approach in the region. Ecuador will be able to recover and optimize the achievements of the project “Alliance for the Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Andean Amazon”, concluded in September of last year. [...]

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Save the Koala Month 2017

by Linda McCormick @ Eco Traveller Guide

September is the natural breeding season for koalas, so it’s very fitting that the entire month is dedicated to the Save the Koala campaign. The money raised through Save the Koala Month goes towards the long term survival of Australia’s wild koala population, which, according to the AKF, sits around 43,000. Only a decade ago the koala population was in the hundred thousands.

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The Northern Vietnam Gourmet 5 days

by andy @ ANDYTOURIST

Overview: This Northern Vietnam Gourmet tour is a great chance to taste the finest food of the North while experiencing local lives and visiting incredible Halong Bay; stay at Legend Metropole Sofitel Hanoi Hotel. Start from Hanoi – the elegant Capital City of Vietnam and explore one of Vietnam’s top attractions – Halong Bay, which […]

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New heated pool

by Jacob Soelberg @ Topas Ecolodge

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Cai Be Floating Market Day Tour from Saigon

by andy @ ANDYTOURIST

Located in a good proximity to Ho Chi Minh City, Cai Be is a great attraction outside of the vibrant Saigon city. It is famous with floating market, Cao Dai Temple, Catholic Church and interesting water way of Mekong River, culture and lives of local inhabitants. Spend one day with us to explore incredible Mekong delta region.

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Tourist Transformation In Cuyabeno

by Jamu Lodge @ Cuyabeno Eco Lodge Ecuador Amazon Jungle Tours

The Cuyabeno Reserve located in the Ecuadorian Amazon houses animals at risk of extinction as the pink dolphin and is home of the Indigenous Communities, Cofán, Shuar, Kichwa, Siona and Secoya, that preserve the ancient cultures. In order to strengthen this natural and cultural richness, since March 2010, nine private and communal tourism enterprises, including [...]

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Hanoi – Cat ba Ecolodge – Hanoi (Free & Easy)

by Sale Manager @ Cat Ba Eco Lodge Resort

Hanoi – Cat ba Ecolodge – Hanoi (Free & Easy) – 03 Days 02 Nights Day 1 : Ha Noi – Cat Ba Island – Lan Ha Bay (L/D) 7h30 : Catba Travel Island tour guide will pick up you from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter area and transfer to Hai Phong city ....

Ba Ham Lake Cat ba travel

by admin @ Cat ba travel |

  Ba Ham Lake Cat ba travel – The most of beautiful island in north of Vietnam Haiphong city, near Halong bay Vietnam   Situated on the south-west side of Ha Long Bay, Ba Ham Lake is found on Dau Be Island (Calf Head Island) in Lan Ha Bay – Catba Vietnam. This island is […]

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Hej Verden!

by Jacob Soelberg @ Topas Ecolodge

Velkommen til WordPress. Dette er dit første indlæg. Ret eller slet det og begynd derefter at skrive!

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The Most Common Travel Scams In India

by Robert Tellier @ Gr8 Travel Tips

A Look at Some Very Popular Tourist Scams in India Below, is a list of 3 very popular scams that take place throughout India, particularly in the large cities, that visitors should be aware of in case they should happen to become a target while traveling in the Country Scams in India #1 – Beware … Continue reading The Most Common Travel Scams In India

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ECO-FRIENDLY EXPEDITION OF LAOS

ECO-FRIENDLY EXPEDITION OF LAOS


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ECO-FRIENDLY EXPEDITION OF LAOS

Eco Friendly Cruise Lan Ha Bay 2 days 1 night - Eco Halong Bay

Eco Friendly Cruise Lan Ha Bay 2 days 1 night - Eco Halong Bay


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Let's travel Green and use this eco boat for your cruising trip on Lan Ha Bay, Halong Bay. Keep staying away from the crowded places, explore remote area of Halong bay

5 Destinations to combine with Halong Bay

by su @ Indochina Junk

Halong Bay was formed by millions of years of geological changes, which created thousands of islands. While you are planning to go to Halong Bay, why don’t you pay a short stay at some nearby destinations? You will have an unforgettable trip in Vietnam – we promise! SAPA Sapa is considered the tourist capital of […]

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Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Day Trip from Hanoi

by andy @ ANDYTOURIST

What’s Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Day Trip? In Hoa Lu – Tam Coc day trip, you learn more about the Northern Vietnam countryside, history and culture on a full-day tour with many interesting activities. Located in Ninh Binh province, Hoa Lu was the capital of Vietnam under the Dinh – Le Dynasties between 968 […]

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Responsible Tourism updates (September 2017)

by su @ Indochina Junk

For a green Halong Bay program This project operated permanently by our staff and our customers. The number of kg of garbage collected in 8 months of 2017 as follows: The Environmentally- friendly aquaculture pilot project  in Vung Vieng Village Indochina Junk- one of the top tour operators in Halong Bay for many years, has […]

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Hanoi – Lan ha bay – Cat ba National Park – hanoi

by Sale Manager @ Cat Ba Eco Lodge Resort

Hanoi – Lan ha bay – Cat ba National Park – hanoi (02 days 01 night at Cat ba Ecolodge resort) Day 1 : Hanoi – Cat Ba Island – Lan Ha Bay (L/D) 7h30 : Catba Travel Island tour guide will pick up you from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter area and transfer...

Arrive in Halong Bay by cruise ship, what you should know?

by su @ Indochina Junk

Cruising around the world is one of the biggest trends now. Just imagine that you will travel among the world’s iconic destinations on board some of the world’s most luxurious ships, I bet you already get excited. The world cruises usually stop at big cities such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Sai Gon, and Ho Chi […]

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Vietnamese Traditional Costumes

by Stephen @ Vietnam Vacation

Vietnam is a multi ethnic country with 54 distinct groups and each with its own cultural heritage and specific styles of clothing. Common traits often include splendid color, seemingly contradicting [...]

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How to Get Cheap Flights to Vietnam

by Stephen @ Vietnam Vacation

Vietnam has come across to the top of best travel destinations in Vietnam. Vietnam today is a country at peace attracting visitors all over the world for its magnificent landscape, [...]

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HUE CITY TOUR

by ecofriendly @ Eco Friendly Vietnam

07:30 – 08:00: our guide and car will pick you up at your hotel/stay in Hue city center. We also can pick you up at the train station if you take night train from Hanoi. Enjoy a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Citadel, including the Forbidden Purple City – the home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty […]

SUGGESTIONS FOR 3 WEEKS IN VIETNAM

by ecofriendly @ Eco Friendly Vietnam

Option 1   Day 1: Hanoi arrival Day 2. Hanoi city tour. Please click here for general information. Day 3.- 9: Northeast loop 6 days.  Please click here for details Day 10.: Ha Long bay – overnight on private boat.  Click here to see some options (2A, 2B, 2C or 2D) Day 11: Ha Long bay Day 12: […]

Summer Offers for Asian Travelers & Responsible Travelers

by su @ Indochina Junk

Every summer has its own stories… And this summer, do not hesitate to write your own stories and make your own memorable moments by an amazing getaway to Halong Bay – the UNESCO World Heritage Centre with Indochina Junk! What on Earth beats the relaxing feeling of lying on the beach, soaking in the sun? […]

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Sapa bus follows Noi Bai Airport – Lao Cai highway

by Lê Thị Minh @ Green Discovery Indochina

Noi Bai Airport – Lao Cai highway has a total length of 245 kilometres and links Hanoi and the northern border province of Lao Cai. It passes through five provinces and cities, namely Ha Noi, Vinh Phuc, Phu Tho, Yen Bai and Lao Cai. Its construction started in 2009 with a total investment of over […]

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Guide to Halong Bay Cruises in Vietnam Plus Our Cruise with The Au Co - Independent Travel Cats

Guide to Halong Bay Cruises in Vietnam Plus Our Cruise with The Au Co - Independent Travel Cats


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Halong Bay is considered one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Vietnam, and a Halong Bay cruise is a must-do on many travelers' lists. Imagine an emerald bay peppered with about 2,000 tiny vegetation-topped islands which feature numerous caves, lagoons, coves, and coral reefs. This breathtaking UNESCO heritage site has recently received the honor of being named one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the world and is not surprisingly one of the most popular attractions in Vietnam. Most visitors need little convincing to visit, but the array of cruise options can be daunting as hundreds of boats ply across the waters of Halong Bay each day. Cruises range widely in price and companies offer a variety of cruise lengths, itineraries, amenities, and activities. We'll share our tips on how to choose a Halong Bay cruise, answer common questions about Halong Bay cruises, and review our own recent Halong Bay cruise with The Au Co.

Top 8 Best Beaches in Phu Quoc

by Stephen @ Vietnam Vacation

Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam including the island proper and more than 20 smaller islets. With around 150 kilometers of coastal [...]

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New Heated Pool

by Jacob Soelberg @ Topas Ecolodge

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Bali Travel Guide

Bali Travel Guide

by Aviv Schwietzer @ Travel Articles, Tips & Guides - Leaving Wooster

Bali is a portal, where in the midst of the tourist hustle—full of vegans and yogis racing through the streets (as if it were New York) in search of pranna—there are the Balinese people, who open up a world of new magic if you simply share a smile. And so off you go, smiling all day to these Balinese who live their lives below the surface of the tourism: they tend the rice patties, and beat drums with the buzz of the bugs. They present hand-made offerings to the temple gods, who seem to have more real estate on this island than the Balinese themselves. 

Zoning plan for Ban Gioc Waterfall tourist area proposed

by Trinh Thi Ha @ Green Discovery Indochina

Ban Gioc waterfall tourist area in Cao Bang Province would cover around 1,000 hectares including 130 hectares in the central area as envisioned in a master zoning plan proposed by the Vietnam Institute for Urban and Rural Planning. The institute has put forth the zoning plan of Ban Gioc Waterfall tourist area in the northern […]

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Amazing Newzealand couple, the first sponsors of Wildlife Rescue Center

by spirit-monkey @ Hai's Eco Tours - Wildlife and Jungle Experience

My first impression was pretty old New-Zealand couple who looked a bit weird with traditional Vietnamese hats before we started going. I barely could understand what the man was talking to me at the beginning . They seemed to be nice but I did not know if they could do …

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Indochina Cycling Tour From Luangprabang To Siemreap Dec 24,2017-Jan 13,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

•The cost:USD 2,399 per person •Depature Day: December 24,2017 from Luangprabang (Laos) •Finish Day: January 13,2018 in Siemreap (Cambodia) •Number of Cyclist : 6people  &  avalible to Join

How To Get To Cat Ba Eco Lodge Resort

by Sale Manager @ Cat Ba Eco Lodge Resort

How To Get To Cat Ba Eco Lodge Resort Once you arrive on Cat Ba Island, getting to our lodge is very easy.  We have two free daily shuttles that go to Cat Ba town and return to the lodge . If you are using the shuttles to arrive at the lodge, please call +84 313 688 966 or...

Saigon Culinary Tour Including Mekong River Cruise 5 days

by andy @ ANDYTOURIST

Trip Overview: Your passion for travel and love for local food are on this unique culinary tour to Saigon along with discovering the mighty Mekong River. Our Saigon Culinary Tour will highlight the most special cuisine of the southern part. You will learn to cook and enjoy the food like the local as you explore […]

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Viet Hai village Cat Ba travel

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Viet Hai village Cat Ba Travel – The most of beautiful island in north of Vietnam Haiphong city, near Halong bay Vietnam   Cat Ba Travel Vietnam – Viet Hai village is a farming village in Cat Ba. It is a small village in the midst of jungles, covered by high mountains range of the […]

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Van Gia village Catba Travel

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Van Gia village Catba Travel  – The floating village in Catba island of Vietnam Van Gia village Catba Travel – is situated at Hung Thang Commune, Halong City, 20km away from the tourist boat wharf, the fishing village lies in a calm bay surrounded by mountain. Cua Van Village has a population of 733 in 176 […]

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INDOCHINA CYCLING TRIP FROM BANGKO TO SAIGON April 2 to April 19,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

Tour cost:USD 2,150 per person Departure date: April 02,2018 Finish date : April 19,2018 Number of Cyclist : 04 people and available to Join! Countries visited: Thailand,Cambodia,Vietnam

Hue: Thuy Bieu Eco-village

by ecofriendly @ Eco Friendly Vietnam

– 07:30 AM:  You will be picked up at Toa Kham wharf. –  Take a dragon boat with the tour guide along Perfume river toward Thuy Bieu village. –  From Phu Wharf, you keep cycling along verdant paths visit Nguyen Phuoc Toc worship palace, Luong Quan temple and visit local people’s daily life. –  Visit […]

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