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Phong Nha Midtown Quang Binh (2-star)

by upbai @ Sondoong

Hotel in Bo Trach with free breakfast and 24-hour front desk. Amazingly good hotel and recommended for your tripinQuang Binh, or Son Doong.

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HCM City Party Committee Secretary visits Vientiane

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

At the event (Source: VNA)   Vientiane (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City has been doing its best to deepen ties with Vientiane, making practical contributions to traditional friendship and special solidarity between Vietnam and Laos, said Secretary of the municipal Party’s Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan.  He made the statement during talks in Vientiane on January […]

Responsible Travel in Cambodia

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

The sights of Cambodia are mighty to behold! From the majestic temples of Angkor, warm communities and lush landscapes, Cambodia has a great deal to offer any traveller. However, we at Buffalo Tours think it’s essential to note the importance of a responsible mindset and attitude when travelling to this dynamic nation. Responsible travel is […]

Vietnam plays key role in India’s relations with ASEAN: VNese Ambassador

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

 Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh (Photo: H.H) Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh talked to the Vietnam News Agency about the upcoming visit by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to India to attend the India-ASEAN Summit and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the India-ASEAN Dialogue Partnership. The event coincides with the 69 th anniversary […]

Gardenista - Sourcebook for Cultivated Living

Gardenista - Sourcebook for Cultivated Living


Gardenista

The definitive guide to stylish outdoor spaces, with garden tours, hardscape help, plant primers, and daily design news.

The Ultimate Guide to Luxury Travel in Vietnam

by Malte Blas @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

If you are looking for the perfect combination of culture, relaxation and adventure, then Vietnam offers one of the most unique luxury travel experiences in Southeast Asia. From the elegant heritage hotels of Hanoi and Saigon, to the exotic mystique of Halong Bay and Vietnam’s exclusive island resorts, luxury travel in Vietnam provides the perfect […]

Wanna visit Hanoi after seeing this CNN ad? This survey bets you will

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

TV commercials aired by U.S. broadcaster CNN have been introducing Hanoi to people around the world for the past year, sparking an interest in travel to Vietnam’s capital. The network started airing two commercials featuring the best of the 1,000-year-old capital in early March last year as part of a $2 million tourism deal with Hanoi. […]

Tu Lan Jungle Challenge: Exploring Vietnam's Cave Kingdom - Bold Travel

Tu Lan Jungle Challenge: Exploring Vietnam's Cave Kingdom - Bold Travel


Bold Travel

Phong Nha is known for its caves but on the Tu Lan Jungle Challenge you will have the opportunity to see its wilder jungle side with a few cave visits on the side

Water sport complex opens in Quảng Bình

Water sport complex opens in Quảng Bình


vietnamnews.vn

Oxalis Adventure Tours has just opened a water sport complex in the central Quảng Bình Province.

European firms stay positive on Vietnam’s business climate

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

The index hit 78, seven points below the fourth quarter of 2016, but this does not mean that businesses are under alert or will not continue to explore such a high-potential economy as Vietnam, said EuroCham Chairman Jens Ruebbert. The survey showed most businesses (90%) are either maintaining or increasing their investments in Vietnam, adding […]

Oxalis Adventure Wrap-up Report 2016/2017 Season

by Ngoc Nguyen @ Oxalis Adventure Tours

Cave of Wonders: inside Vietnam's hidden caves - Liv

Cave of Wonders: inside Vietnam's hidden caves - Liv


Liv

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, 500 kilometres south of Hanoi, is a little way off the beaten track and hosts some of the most impressive cave systems in the world. Two of the largest caves in the world sit in this UNESCO world heritage site and just three decades ago they were unknown to anyone …

Green River Guest House Quang Binh (2-star)

by upbai @ Sondoong

Hotel in Bo Trach with free breakfast and restaurant. This place can offer you standard experience when you are on a budget trip in Quang Binh or Son Doong. A recommended hotel within the area.

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Thien Thanh Hotel, Quang Binh (2-star)

by upbai @ Sondoong

Visit Thien Thanh Hotel in Quang Binh, Vietnam for a amazing experience but still very affordable for backpackers.

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The Museum that rejuvenated a city …. The Guggenheim Bilbao

The Museum that rejuvenated a city …. The Guggenheim Bilbao

by tiffanyamyt @ THE TJUGITO EDIT

Bilbao was a city I wasn’t that fascinated with but having heard from countless sources it was a must to day trip to this city we decided to drive the 1.5 hrs to see what all the fuss was about. Bilbao completely exceeded my expectations, it was a modern city that was a mix of […]

Hang En Cave: The Ultimate Phong Nha Travel Experience

Hang En Cave: The Ultimate Phong Nha Travel Experience


Departful

Vietnam's Hang En Cave is amongst the largest in the world. A trekking adventure to Hang En Cave may be the trip of a lifetime for intrepid travellers.

Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave


Travelfish

Son Doong is the world’s largest cave and a select number of travellers each year can explore its fantastical inner reaches.

ROK province sets up representative office in Vietnam

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

It is not an organization that is legally allowed to do business or generate earnings. For these purposes, the Province would need to open a cooperation, joint stock company or establish a joint venture. The Gyeongbuk region is home to 5.5 million people and over 13% of the nation’s manufacturers including global conglomerates Samsung, LG, […]

US Vice President Mike Pence visits Israel

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

US Vice President Mike Pence (Source: EPA/VNA) Mr. Pence flew into Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport from Jordan on a US military plane, after visiting US troops on the Syrian border. Vice President Pence was welcomed at the airport by Israel’s Tourism Minister Yariv Levin and US Envoy to Israel David Friedman. Israeli police have completed […]

Oxalis Home Hotel in Phong Nha - Sondoong

Oxalis Home Hotel in Phong Nha - Sondoong


Sondoong

Oxalis Home Hotel is located onsite at Oxalis Adventure Tours headquarters. Ideally located just outside of town along the Son River.

Victory Road Villas, Phong Nha, Vietnam

Victory Road Villas, Phong Nha, Vietnam


Booking.com

Featuring a garden, Victory Road Villas offers accommodations in Phong Nha.

Responsible Travel in Laos

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

In continuation of our ongoing work in responsible travel, we are always focused on tailoring experiences for sustainable tourism. Travelling responsibly is much easier than it seems, with current industry trends focused on community development, wildlife protection and cultural preservation. This is aided by the fact that visitors are seeking out an exploration of the […]

Phong Na in a Day

Phong Na in a Day

by tiffanyamyt @ THE TJUGITO EDIT

Phong Na is the town that serves as a base to see much of the natural raw beauty central Vietnam has to offer. The caves here are absolutely stunning and are easily seen in a day. This is also where Oxalis tours, the main caving tour company, is based so if you did want to […]

Vietnam Defense Ministry takes note of drone activities

by upbai @ Sondoong

Regulations regarding the use of remote-controlled devices near places like Son Doong cave.

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PM Phuc arrives in New York

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

He will attend a conference where he will meet local businesses, deliver a speech at the Global Heritage Fund, and meet representatives of the Vietnamese community in the US. Over the past years, the US has become one of the leading trade partners of Vietnam, with bilateral trade increasing by about 20 percent each year. […]

Souvenirs of Southeast Asia: A Little Something for Everyone

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Shopping for souvenirs on your journey can be a daunting task, but most major tourist hubs across the continent feature a wide-variety of unique gifts to bring back to your loved ones. If you’re concerned about finding something special, we’re here to help! Here’s a list of souvenirs for each one of our South Asian […]

Vietnam international visitor figures down for May

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

According to data provided by the General Statistics Office, the number of international arrivals dropped significantly by 9% tallying in at 972,000 for May, the first month this year the numbers fell below one million. There were 1.2 million more inbound travellers this year through May versus the same period in 2016 for a cumulative […]

Tu Lan Cave Trekking Tour Photo Essay - NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog

Tu Lan Cave Trekking Tour Photo Essay - NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog


NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog

Trekking 12km for two days and one night to the Tu Lan cave system outside of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park was one of the best experiences in Vietnam.

A Beginner's Guide to Vietnam Caving | Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

A Beginner's Guide to Vietnam Caving | Buffalo Tours Travel Blog


Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Vietnam caving is becoming popular with adventure travellers, and it's no surprise with many exciting caves, including Son Doong, the world's largest cave.

Hanoi – The Cultural Capital of Vietnam

Hanoi – The Cultural Capital of Vietnam

by tiffanyamyt @ THE TJUGITO EDIT

Hanoi, Vietnam. A beautiful small city, filled with cultural sights, chaos of buzzing scooters and people and a city that still retains its old school charm. Many use it as a layover to getting to Sapa or Halong Bay, but it is a lovely city so I would definitely recommend staying an extra day to […]

Phong Na in a Day

Phong Na in a Day


THE TJUGITO EDIT

Phong Na is the town that serves as a base to see much of the natural raw beauty central Vietnam has to offer. The caves here are absolutely stunning and are easily seen in a day. This is also wher…

Exploring Caves in Phong Nha Park - Karge on the Road

Exploring Caves in Phong Nha Park - Karge on the Road


Karge on the Road

The famous Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is too expensive for most people ($3,000!), but there are cheaper tours to see other caves within in Phong Nha National Park.

Nguyen Shack Phong Nha Hostel (1-star)

by upbai @ Sondoong

Hostel in Bo Trach with restaurant and 24-hour front desk. A reasonable destination for your trip to Quang Binh, or Son Doong.

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Vietnam’s new national educational program faces teacher, facility problems

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Major problems related to the number of teachers and to the inadequacy of learning facilities before new textbooks are to be introduced in the next six years were discussed in an educational teleconference organized by the People’s Committee in Hanoi last week. The purpose of the meeting on January 20 was to confer on the […]

Inside Vietnam's astonishing caves on a local tour

Inside Vietnam's astonishing caves on a local tour


the Guardian

Since Son Doong, the world’s biggest cave, opened to visitors in 2013, tourism has soared, but locals around Phong Nha are keen to protect the area and promote community homestays and tours

12 Must-Have Items for Your Next Trip

by Courtney Derr @ WANDERRLUST

Have you ever consulted a packing list, either online or in a guidebook, only to find things like a smart phone, toothpaste, and underwear on it? You’re not alone.  We consulted dozens of online resources to put together our own … Read More

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Letting Go of the Travel Fantasy

by Courtney Derr @ WANDERRLUST

If you’ve been with us since the early days, you might remember that our original plan was to ride motorcycles through most of SE Asia, starting in Vietnam before tackling Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, possibly moving on to … Read More

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Making the Most of Asia’s Temples

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Whether the beautiful and ancient complexes of Angkor Wat, the pagoda spattered plains of Bagan, or any of the multitudes of temples, shrines and pagodas in the cities or countryside; temples are synonymous with any adventure in Asia. Make the most of your temple tours in this dynamic and diverse region by reading this quick […]

The Lowdown on Travelling in Vietnam

The Lowdown on Travelling in Vietnam

by tiffanyamyt @ THE TJUGITO EDIT

First thing people will ask about Vietnam – How do you cross the street??? The traffic in Vietnam is absolutely insane. Hanoi was the worst, the traffic there was crazy!! It honestly was the scariest thing, and when you first see it, you’ll feel completely overwhelmed. It’s a chaotic explosion of scooters, rickshaws, street food […]

Buffalo Tours Awarded Travelife Partner Status

by Malte Blas @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Buffalo Tours is always striving to help improve standards for responsible travel and sustainable tourism in Asia. We are committed to working with international organizations and regional partners to continually develop strategies for improving environmental protection, social equality and economic empowerment in our local communities. For this reason, we are happy to announce that Travelife […]

Vietnam’s aquatic product exports hit US$2.8 billion

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

The US, Japan, China and the Republic of Korea were leading importers of Vietnamese aquatic products, which accounted for 53.5% of the country’s export value. Also in May, Vietnam imported US$87 million worth of aquatic products, raising the five-month figure to US$508 million, up 28% year on year. According to the ministry, processing enterprises have […]

Snowfall in Europe | 13,000 Tourists Still Stranded in Zermatt as Heavy Snow Hits European Ski Resort

by Stuart Kenny @ Mpora

The snowfall in Europe has been described as “once in a generation”…. Up to 13,000 tourists remain stranded in the ski town of Zermatt, Switzerland after heavy snowfall dropped two metres of snow on European resorts in 48 hours. The trains out of Zermatt were meant to restart today from 11.15am and head to the nearby town of Täsch, but […]

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World's Largest Cave Opens for Tours – Caving News

World's Largest Cave Opens for Tours – Caving News


Caving News

Inside the massive passage of Vietnam's Son Doong Cave. Photo via Oxalis Adventure Company Tours of Son Doong Cave, the largest cave in the world, will beg

Oxalis Adventure Tours

Oxalis Adventure Tours


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Vietnam wants closer defence training cooperation with India

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

Senior Lieutenant General Pham Ngoc Minh, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the VPA, made the affirmation at a reception in Hanoi on May 29 for Major General Anil Dere, who is leading a delegation from the Indian National Defence University to Vietnam. Cooperation in personnel training is one of the ways to promote […]

‘We can win’: The Korean coach and Vietnam’s football team ahead of AFC U23 semis

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

During the final minutes of Vietnam’s last two matches at the AFC U23 Championship, head coach Park Hang-seo was virtually invisible. The nerves and tension surrounding the games had become too much for the South Korean coach to take. Images of Park burying his face behind the technical area are not easy to forget, especially […]

Tailor Guide to Hoi An, Vietnam

Tailor Guide to Hoi An, Vietnam

by tiffanyamyt @ THE TJUGITO EDIT

Hoi An is famously known as Tailor City with at least a dozen tailor shops lining every street. Famed for their quality suits with super quick turnovers, you can usually get a quality suit made in 24 hours for around $100 so naturally I was definitely going to check out some of their tailors during […]

Greenfield Ecostay (2.5 star) Quang Binh

by upbai @ Sondoong

Amazing small hotels for the budget traveler who wants reasonable accommodation but is still quite decent in Quang Binh, Vietnam.

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Phong Nha Little Villa (3-stars) Quang Binh

by upbai @ Sondoong

Amazing villa within the area of Quang Binh Province, Vietnam that has many potentials.

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The Wanderrlust Guide to Eating Hanoi

by Courtney Derr @ WANDERRLUST

Vietnamese cuisine is renowned for bright and balanced flavors, a prolific use of fresh herbs, and a seemingly infinite number of soups (and we all know how I feel about soup).  But, like any modern country, Vietnam is not homogeneous, and … Read More

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Adventures in Caving, Part 1: Tu Lan Caves - WANDERRLUST

Adventures in Caving, Part 1: Tu Lan Caves - WANDERRLUST


WANDERRLUST

Part 1 of 2 on caving in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Vietnam. Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past year or two, you’ve probably heard of Hang Sơn Đoòng, the largest cave in the world.  If you’ve got … Read More

Sustainable Tourism & Responsible Travel – A Year in Review

by Malte Blas @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

On the 3rd of January 2017, the UNWTO officially declared the beginning of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Under the slogan TRAVEL ENJOY RESPECT, tourism organizations, government agencies and private businesses alike committed themselves to creating positive change within the travel industry. As a leading tour operator and destination management company in […]

President greets Mongolian top legislator

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

President Tran Dai Quang greets Chairman of the Mongolian Parliament Miyegombo Enkhbold in Hanoi (Photo: VNA) The State leader lauded the Mongolian top legislator’s visit to Vietnam and attendance at the 26th Asia-Pacific Parliament Forum (APPF-26) which took place in Hanoi from January 18-21, expressing his belief that the visit will contribute to strengthening and […]

Roadtripping in Oman

by Courtney Derr @ WANDERRLUST

Situated between the arguably failed state of Yemen, ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia, and flashy UAE, Oman often and undeservedly gets lost in the Middle East shuffle.  It’s this off-the-radar status plus its relatively progressive attitude, political stability, and absolutely stunning landscapes … Read More

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