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14 Days Of Discovery On An Insider Journeys Tour Of Vietnam | Flight Centre

14 Days Of Discovery On An Insider Journeys Tour Of Vietnam | Flight Centre


Flight Centre

On a 14-day Vietnam tour with Insider Journeys, Alison Crisp discovers more than a few reasons to fall in love with the country.

Veterans Duck Club Retreat

by huey25 @ Vietnam Helicopters Museum

Mission: Our Vietnam War era Huey helicopter visits and gives rides during a Veterans retreat at the South Butte Duck Club in Yuba City, CA.

The Quintessence of Tonkin – New Must-see Cultural Program in Hanoi Vietnam

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Hanoi Vietnam is rich in history and culture that attracts visitors to the capital city for various interests. While some people are fond of the well-preserved historical landmarks, the others take it a must to see the local cultural performances. Hanoi is proud of the water puppetry art, and now the city wins praises for […]

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Gradlife: SAPA, VIETNAM

by Ashley Beiser @ vbh – Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Written by Gradlife on September 16, 2015 Half way through the vomit-inducing bus ride to Sapa, I wake to scenery that gives me actual goosebumps. Speeding along the winding roads, our little bus is dwarfed by a range of intimidating mountains that … Continue reading

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour Phnompenh to SaiGon 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour PhnomPenh to SaiGon Tour Code: SBL9C Day 1: PhnomPenh to ChauDoc (Dinner) Boarding on HangChau speed boat at Phnompenh boat pier for a 4 hours cruise down the Mekong river, crossing the border Kamsamnor to Vinh Xuong -Viet Nam. Then a little more cruise to ChauDoc. Our guide will pick you…

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Newseum to Open Photo Exhibit Exploring the Tet Offensive

by Newseum @ Newseum

The exhibit includes tactile images and audio interviews with Marines who fought in the bloodiest battle of the Vietnam War.
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8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

The big cities in Vietnam have a cafe culture that is virtually unknown to the rest of the world. Don’t expect a Chemex of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe with hints of blueberry and strawberry or an Aeropressed Kenyan. You might be able to locate one eventually, but not before tripping over scores of cafes serving up tumblers of coffee so dark it looks like used motor oil and smells like the most intense mocha you’ve ever had. It’s no secret that we love Vietnamese coffee and as a follow up to our very popular Saigon cafes list, we offer a list of some of our favorites in the northern capital city. Also be sure to check out our handy guide to ordering coffee in Vietnam.

So, in the event that you can’t find this guy rolling around town, keep scrolling and we’ve got ... Read More »

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It’s Mid-Autumn Festival Time… What is it?

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Today marks the beginning of the Mid-Autumn Festival! Named Têt Trung Thu in Vietnamese, it is also known as the Children’s festival. It is said that name came about, as it’s a way for parents to make up for the … Continue reading

A Complete Guide to Sapa Vietnam for Full Experiences

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Sapa Vietnam has numerous beautiful and exquisite corners for year-round vacations in which people discover the cool vibe, stunning mountain, ethnic village, etc. The experiences are all worthy and memorable. For a complete discovery of Sapa, find a full guide below so that trip to the existing paradise in the northwest of Vietnam just goes […]

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Reporting Vietnam: Eddie Adams

by Newseum @ Vietnam War – Newseum

Adams became famous for his Pulitzer-winning photo showing the execution of a Viet Cong prisoner, but he preferred to be remembered for his images of Vietnamese refugees.
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Top Dos And Don’ts Things When Traveling In Vietnam

by Vũ Ngọc Tỉnh @ Vietnam Tour

Vietnam is a friendly and safe country with full of wonderful landscapes and interesting adventures for foreign travellers...

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The Original Intent of Veteran’s Day

by Stephen Abatiell @ Vietnam Friendship Village Project USA

I’m squished in a taxi rushing through the tight streets of Hanoi’s western neighborhood.  I’m riding with 6 of our Vietnamese partners, as we make our way to drop everyone off after a long day of Friendship Village budget meetings, agreement setting, and celebrations.  I am an American, son of an American who fought in […]

Vietnam Music Monday: “Lyndon Johnson Told The Nation”

Vietnam Music Monday: “Lyndon Johnson Told The Nation”

by Newseum @ Vietnam War – Newseum

Each Monday, we feature a song from the Vietnam era that’s part of our “Reporting Vietnam” exhibit. Today: one of the first songs to accuse President Johnson of lying about the war.
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Vietnam Upcoming Motorbike Tour Late Availability – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

LATE AVAILABILITY OF VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS WELCOME to the tour updates page of OFFROAD VIETNAM Motorbike Tour Operator! This is a quite extensive website that covers adventure tours in Vietnam. However, most are motorcycle tours. You will find everything you need to know about guided or unguided trips. In addition, we have information about preparing your trips, Vietnam country, and people etc. This specific page offers motorbike tour late availability from Hanoi, Vietnam. Offroad Vietnam provides private and customized motorbike tours in Vietnam. In other words, we don’t run set-scheduled trips. Many of our customers book strictly private (closed door) tours while some of them want to have more riders tagged along to have more fun and save some money. You can either start a ride and we post an update to get more people for you or join one of the existing trips. In fact, an open door trip usually has the rider(s) with different riding experiences. Therefore, if you care about strangers in the group, you’d better book a strictly private tour. Finally, we give no guarantee about getting more riders but will try our best. Please follow this link to find out late availability you could join. Contact us at offroadvietnam@gmail.com for more details.

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Reporting Vietnam: One Week’s Dead

by Ann Marie Watson @ Vietnam War – Newseum

In its June 27, 1969, issue, Life magazine published a powerful story that personalized the Vietnam War’s mounting casualties.
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An American in Vietnam: Part 2

An American in Vietnam: Part 2

by Kelly @ Traveling Tall [Blog] - Tall Girl Travels

The following day we made the trek to the Chu Chi tunnels. The intricacy of the tunnels the Vietnamese created to evade the Americans were nothing but impressive. These tunnels represented true guerrilla warfare.

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 3 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 3 days: LongAn – MyTho – CaiBe – VinhLong – CanTho This tour takes three days and two nights. It’s available all year round. Tour code SBL 8 Day 1: Saigon – LongAn – MyTho – VinhLong ( Lunch, dinner) Leaving Saigon, our shuttle will take you for about one hour…

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Peru Photo Tour 2020

by Cascade Center of Photography @ Cascade Center of Photography

May 1 -16, 2020 Peru in the realm of the Inca Photo Tour in the Andes from Machu Picchu to Colca Canyon Machu Picchu! We offer this once in a lifetime photo tour to Peru for the last time. Explore the flight of the condor at Colca canyon, the remote island of Suasi in the […]

Japan Tours: Delicious cuisine and culinary experiences!

by Super Value Tours @ Super Value Tours | Blog

At Super Value Tours, we take our food very seriously– we only want to share the best and most authentic cuisine with our guests. Trying new and unfamiliar foods is one of the most incredible parts of what makes travel so special, and we work hard to ensure a well balanced variety of delicious meals […]

Bolivia Photo Tour 2020

by Cascade Center of Photography @ Cascade Center of Photography

April 11 - 21, 2020 Sun Island addition: April 21 - 25, 2020 Salar de Ayuni and the Altiplano Scenic landscapes in the Altiplano of Bolivia Our Photo Tour in Bolivia leads thorough some of the worlds most fascinating landscapes. In the Altiplano the high altitude Andean plateau we see stunning desert landscapes with herds […]

Live More Travel More: HALONG BAY AND CASTAWAYS ISLAND WITH HANOI BACKPACKERS HOSTEL

by Ashley Beiser @ vbh – Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

From Live More Travel More, public on June 4, 2015 This post is also available in: Portuguese (Brazil) While in Hanoi (Vietnam) I stayed at Hanoi Backpackers Hostel in Downtown, they organize 2 and 3 days tours to Halong Bay. I booked … Continue reading

Win an Egypt tour for two with Encounters Travel

by Jarred Manasse @ My Travel Encounters

Is visiting the Great Pyramids on your travel wishlist in 2018? Encounters Travel is giving one lucky person the chance to win an Egypt tour for two this festive season! All you have to do is like our Facebook Page and sign …

An American in Vietnam: Part 1

An American in Vietnam: Part 1

by Kelly @ Traveling Tall [Blog] - Tall Girl Travels

I went to Vietnam for more than the history of the war. I went for the food, the scenery, and the chance to experience another Asian culture apart from Japan. The war happens to be a part of my and their country's history, but it wasn’t the reason I went on the holiday. However, I felt like if I visited Vietnam and didn’t visit the museums and war attractions, I would be ignoring a huge part of their history, as well as American history.

6 Reasons that make Super Value Tours different

by Super Value Tours @ Super Value Tours | Blog

We’re all looking for ways to worry less, especially when it comes to travel. Finding reputable and trustworthy companies to entrust your travel experience to is no easy task. However, Super Value Tours has focused on providing authentic, inclusive experiences for many years. Here are 6 ways Super Value Tours separates themselves from other tour […]

Andalusia Travel – 5 Reasons to Visit the South of Spain

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

From the classic Alhambra to ‘Fifty Shades of Pink’, there’s plenty to explore and train your lenses on in southern Spain’s Andalusia region. Peter Hendrie leads Andalusia travel photography tours every February and shares his reasons for why you should visit this magical destination.  Andalusia Travel – A Magical Photo Tour All Andalusia Travel photos […]

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Pulitzer Prize Photography: Saigon Execution

by Ann Marie Watson @ Vietnam War – Newseum

The latest episode of the Newseum Podcast’s Pulitzer Prize Photos series looks at one of the most iconic – and brutal – photos to come out of the Vietnam War.
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Press Release- Super Value Tours Announces Specialized Japan Tours

by Super Value Tours @ Super Value Tours | Blog

S. EL MONTE, CA (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 12, 2015 Leading Japan tour operator Super Value Tours announced three specialized Japan tours: 8 Day Hokkaido, 10 Day Tohoku & Hokkaido and 9 Day West Japan. These specialized Japan tours are designed for repeat travelers to Japan looking for a more in depth tour experience. Luxury ryokans with […]

Charles Michael Fiedler

by huey25 @ Vietnam Helicopters Museum

Charles Fiedler is a professional pilot with over 50 years of flying experience with military and civilian experience. He has over 23,000 total flight hours; including 12,838 Multiengine hours and 5,108 Rotary wing aircraft hours. He served in the Republic of Vietnam flying the CH-54A Skycrane helicopters with the 273rd […]

Contiki China Adventure: Review

Contiki China Adventure: Review

by Kelly @ Traveling Tall [Blog] - Tall Girl Travels

I left for a 12 day trip through China with Contiki. I kinda thought that I was crazy when I booked this trip. Did I really want to go on a tour with a tour company that has the reputation of being one big long party?

Mekong River Cruise CanTho ChauDoc PhnomPenh 3 days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong river cruise CanTho ChauDoc Phnompenh provides you an opportunity to see bustling floating markets, natural arroyos system and river life on the mekong from Vietnam to Cambodia. Tour Code: SBL18A Day 1: SaiGon – CaiBe – CanTho (Lunch) We depart at 8:00am and head south to the river town of Cai Be, a rural…

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Halong Bay Cruise: Overnight Cruise Tour | Bhaya Classic

Halong Bay Cruise: Overnight Cruise Tour | Bhaya Classic


Bhaya Classic

Bhaya Classic offers the best Halong Bay cruise at affordable prices. Book Halong Bay cruise tour with us to get unforgettable overnight cruise experiences!

The art of crossing the streets in Vietnam…..

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Locals or anyone who has lived in Vietnam a long time, who have observed the traffic, will see it as though they are watching a perfectly coordinated ballet performance of people, motorbikes, cars, buses or even the occasional chicken. If … Continue reading

Mekong Delta Cycling tour 2 days | Homestay in CanTho

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling tour 2 days to CanTho Cycling the delta with boat cruise, and possibly a nice homestay. Tour Code: SBL 11. Available all year round. Day1: Sai Gon to Cai Be, Vinh Long and to Can Tho (Lunch) 07:30 am our shuttle will take you out of town on an approx. 2hrs drive…

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How to Achieve your New Year’s Resolution

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

It was exactly 10 years ago that we fulfilled our New Year's Resolution that changed our lives. It was, January 2008 as we sailed down The Nile River in Cairo celebrating the kick off of The Tour d'Afrique; A cycling race down the continent of Africa. One Year earlier Dave and I made a New […]

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The first public motor vehicle in Indochina, 1901

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Published in La Dépêche coloniale illustrée, 15 April 1907 We publish here a photograph depicting the first public motor vehicle in Indochina, which was put into circulation here in Saigon in 1901 by a motor transport company whose engineer and director was M. V. Ippolito. The latter, now the agent-général of Établissements Peugeot in Indochina, […]

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Cycling Mekong Delta Vietnam to Cambodia |CanTho ChauDoc HaTien 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Cycling Mekong Delta Vietnam to Cambodia | CanTho ChauDoc HaTien 4 Days Tour Code: SBL9B Day1: Sai Gon to Cai Be, Vinh Long and to Can Tho (Lunch, dinner) 8.00 am our shuttle will take you out of town on an approx. 2hrs drive to Cai Lay where you collect your bicycles and enjoy a…

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The Emperor of Annam – The Investiture Ceremony at the Court of Hue, from Saïgon Républicain, 6 March 1889

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

It was in the prison where he had been confined since the death of Phan-Dinh-Binh that they found the new king, designated as heir by the Grand Dowager Empress, the Court and the Co-Mat, and conducted him to the palace. The induction ceremony took place on 31 January. It was a marvellous spectacle; more than […]

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Take flight tonight Blog: Halong Bay Stole My Heart!

by Ashley Beiser @ vbh – Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

From Take Flight Tonight, August 16, 2015 by Marie Worsley Turning up in a new, unknown city is always exciting and nerve wracking – especially when you have no idea where you will be sleeping that night. Stepping off the … Continue reading

Vietnam Music Monday: “Masters of War”

Vietnam Music Monday: “Masters of War”

by Newseum @ Vietnam War – Newseum

Each Monday, we feature a song from the Vietnam era that’s part of our upcoming “Reporting Vietnam” exhibit. Today: a scathing critique of the U.S. military and the arms industry that supported it.
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Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam – Get Full Tips at HCM City Travel Guide

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Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam (formerly named Saigon) is a huge magnet attracting people of all kind and background to gather, work, and earn their daily bread. If asking for the most bustling and less sleepy destination in Vietnam, then the answer might point to the city named after Uncle Ho: Ho Chi Minh […]

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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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Super Value Tours Awarded Taiwan Tourism Award

by Super Value Tours @ Super Value Tours | Blog

Good news! Super Value Tours has been awarded a 2016 Taiwan Tourism Award. Our CEO accepted the award in Taipei yesterday.Here’s a photo from the event: Taiwan’s visitor arrivals passed the 10 million mark in 2015 and the Taiwan Tourism Bureau recognized Super Value Tours’ contributions to the tourism industry. Super Value Tours is also […]

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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The Long Tan Cross Memorial

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

HCM City – LongPhuoc Tunnels –- Nui Dat former base -– Long Tan Cross (One Day Trip) Tour Code: SBL4B Departure 7:30 am at your hotel, we drive 2 hours to BaRia and on to LongPhuoc commune. We visit LongPhuoc tunnels, constructed by the VC in 1948. Passing the big memorial building, you will find…

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Reporting Vietnam: Walter Cronkite

by Michael Bateman @ Vietnam War – Newseum

After a trip to Vietnam in early 1968, Cronkite became convinced that he had been misinforming the public about the war’s progress.
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Coaches Wisdom Telesummit

Coaches Wisdom Telesummit


Chowdown Vietnam Food Tour

Coaches share their secrets to success so you can rock 2015. Join us for this inspiring, rejuvenating, motivating look at what secret sauce these coaches use to succeed in their business. This is for coaches of any level that are committed to changing the world. You will be elevated both in your life and your coaching business. Check out the topics below, there is something for everyone.

‘A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY’: THE TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODE THAT EXPLORES OUR NEED TO TRAVEL

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

“a place around the bend where he could jump off”

Created during a time (1959-1964) when American television seemed eerily clean and domestic, The Twilight Zone challenged viewers to examine a possibility of uncertainty beyond the comforts and assumptions of contemporary life. It was my favorite thing on TV. One episode in particular always stuck with me- A Stop at Willoughby. It brings up questions. How could such a ‘successful’ man working in a New York tower and living in an upscale suburb be so miserable? Why would he dream of escaping to a sleepy village where the streets have no name and the children wear overalls and go fishing?

A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY is the story of an advertising executive named Gart. Gart feels endless pressure from his pugnacious boss and his minion-like coworkers at his New York City office during ... Read More »

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Myanmar Thingyan Water Festival

by Stephen @ Vietnam Tour

Being held at the end of the hot and dry season, Thingyan Water Festival is one of the most popular and national-wide celebrations in Myanmar. Although the festival is a [...]

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Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours & cycling Vietnam

Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours & cycling Vietnam


Sinhbalo

Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours. We have been organizing Mekong delta tours in Vietnam for more than 20 years. Our tours made by a delta local.

How to Take the Airport Limousine Bus in Tokyo

by Super Value Tours @ Super Value Tours | Blog

If you’re arriving early in Tokyo on your own before joining one of our Japan tours, the first transportation you will need will be from the airport to Tokyo. Narita Airport is about 1.5 hours outside central Tokyo. One of the easiest and most convenient ways to get to the city is the Airport Limousine Bus. While many countries will […]

Tourist Information & Support Centers Already Put Into Operation in Saigon

by Stephen @ Vietnam Tour

According to the recent report of Ho Chi Minh Department of Tourism in the first 7 months, the number of tourists visiting to the city has reached about 3,228,568, which [...]

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Nancy’s Female Empowerment Anthem in “Ocean’s 8” Movie Trailer

by Andrew @ The Official Site of Nancy Sinatra

“I was delighted when they asked if they could use the master. The song goes on …” “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’,” the female empowerment anthem with “a life of its own,” has added another credit to its long resumé: underscoring the movie trailer for the upcoming Ocean’s 8. This reimagining of classic heist-thriller Ocean’s […]

Sapporo Snow Festival : Celebrating 68 Years of Winter

by James Jennings @ Super Value Tours | Blog

The Sapporo Snow Festival is one of the major tourist attractions on the island of Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan, and attracts millions of visitors from around the globe every year. The festival features some of the world’s largest and most elaborate snow and ice sculptures, some over 50 feet tall and comprised of hundreds of tons […]

A Walk in Washington DC – 12 Must See Monuments and Memorials

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

This is a sponsored conversation written by us on behalf of IHG Rewards Club. The opinions and text are all ours. We didn't expect to love Washington DC but if there's one thing we learned in our travels it is that anywhere can surprise you. When IHG© Rewards Club asked us if we'd like to […]

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‘Last Days in Vietnam’

by Sharon Shahid @ Vietnam War – Newseum

At a sold-out program April 20 that marked the 40th anniversary of the final days of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, Newseum members and supporters got a preview of the Oscar-nominated, American Experience documentary “Last Days of Vietnam.”
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Lighter Than Orange

by becky @ Vietnam Friendship Village Project USA

German film illustrates Agent Orange’s devastating effects with personal stories of Friendship Village families We are pleased to announce a new addition to the Friendship Village film library, a German documentary titled Lighter Than Orange: The Legacy of Dioxin in Vietnam. The feature documentary is the debut of Matthias Leupold, a professor of photography and […]

Reporting Vietnam: Peter Arnett

by Newseum @ Vietnam War – Newseum

Arnett reported from Vietnam from 1962 until the fall of Saigon in 1975.
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Women Reporters Who Covered Vietnam

by Ann Marie Watson @ Vietnam War – Newseum

Four female war correspondents discussed their experiences reporting on the Vietnam War in a recent “Eyewitness to History” program at the Newseum.
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Group tours...just a sad way to travel, or absolutely brilliant?

Group tours...just a sad way to travel, or absolutely brilliant?

by Kelly @ Traveling Tall [Blog] - Tall Girl Travels

Recently I have been doing more research into tour operators for solo travellers in the “mature 25-30 luxury tours”. I have to say, one of my favourite things to read are the comments. Comments on any post anywhere are always so hilarious to me. I recently read one comment on a thread about solo travel companies that said: "I can’t think of anything sadder than a 30 something on a group tour….It’s just as easy and cheaper to do it on your own….where’s your sense of adventure?....Travel by yourself, it’s better and more rewarding."

Vietnamese Engagement Ceremony Custom

by Vũ Ngọc Tỉnh @ Vietnam Tour

Vietnamese engagement ceremony is a significant ceremony held before the wedding ceremony. In the past, marriages were based on the arrangement of groom’s and bride’s family and children did not meet together until the engaged day...

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Reporting Vietnam: Napalm Girl

by Ann Marie Watson @ Vietnam War – Newseum

On June 8, 1972, AP photographer Nick Ut captured a horrifying moment that would become an iconic image of the Vietnam War.
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“Reporting Vietnam” Set to Open May 22 at the Newseum

by Newseum @ Vietnam War – Newseum

The provocative new exhibit explores the dramatic stories of how journalists brought news about the war to a divided nation.
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Returning from The Flash Pack's Vietnam and Cambodia group tour

Returning from The Flash Pack's Vietnam and Cambodia group tour

by Kelly @ Traveling Tall [Blog] - Tall Girl Travels

The Flash Pack, a relatively new company, promised basically the world for a group tour. A tour company for 30-40 somethings that offered luxury accommodations, a schedule that allowed for independence, biking/kayaking/hiking, a group that was no more than 10 people, and local tour guides in both countries.

Mekong River Cruise and Homestay in CanTho

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong river cruise and homestay in Cantho 2 days, a wonderful and relaxing way to see the river life and tropical gardens in mekong delta Vietnam. A lengthy cruise ~ 45km through islands and branches of Mekong river, we cruise down narrow waterways to remote villages. Tour Code: SBL6B Day 1: Sai Gon to Cai Be…

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Emperor Khai Dinh in France: A Victory for French Cuisine, Le Monde illustré 8 July 1922

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Our host, His Majesty Khaï-Dinh, Emperor of Annam, has on several occasions shown himself to be an Asian sovereign who knows how to appreciate European customs. At the time of his reception at the Hôtel de Ville, when he was obliged to sign the registers of honour, the Emperor, before taking his calligraphy brush as […]

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Entering a Nature Lover’s Paradise

by James Jennings @ Super Value Tours | Blog

Japan is a country well-known for its remarkably distinct beauty in each of the four seasons, and its northernmost island possesses some of the best examples of year-round natural beauty to be found nationwide. Our Hokkaido Island tour programs only operate once per season and are specifically designed to explore the highlights of each season […]

The Oft-Overlooked Heart of Vietnam

by James Jennings @ Super Value Tours | Blog

Once relatively unfrequented by travelers from the ‘global west’, Vietnam has burst onto the 21st century travel scene as one of the most enchanting and beautiful destinations in the Eastern hemisphere. The most heavily-traveled and densely-populated areas of Vietnam are the Red River Delta in the north– home to the city of Hanoi– and ‘Đông […]

Hue Street Food for Happy Vietnam Food Tour

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Hue is romantic in each of its details, from culture to history, beauty, and food. Not only do the tourists come to this city to visit the Imperial Citadel, Perfume River, Thien Mu Pagoda, etc., but some also enjoy the Hue Street Food. The trip will lack something enjoyable if you skip the chance to […]

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Trover: Halong Bay

by Ashley Beiser @ vbh – Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

From Jimmy Tan, public on February 2015  Ha Long Bay, Vietnam This is Castaways Island at Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. Spending a night in this island is the best part of our tour in Vietnam.  

SiriusXM POTUS Channel Remembers Vietnam for Memorial Day

by Ann Marie Watson @ Vietnam War – Newseum

The weekend of special programming features Newseum programs about the Vietnam War presented in conjunction with the new exhibit “Reporting Vietnam.”
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Luxury Vietnam Tours, Private & Tailor-made | Jacada Travel

Luxury Vietnam Tours, Private & Tailor-made | Jacada Travel


Jacada Travel

Private, bespoke trips to Vietnam with Jacada Travel. Contact one of our experts today to start planning your luxury getaway.

What to Wear in Laos?

by Stephen @ Vietnam Tour

Whenever you are about to start a new journey, it requires a lot of preparation. Besides finding a trustful travel agency, Hotel, Money – Currency, clothes are also a vital [...]

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Jeff Herbst Steps Down as Newseum President and CEO

by Newseum @ Newseum

The museum begins a strategic review to evaluate its finances and identify new ways to execute its mission.
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Vietnam Friendship Village benefit concert in Yosemite!

by Stephen Abatiell @ Vietnam Friendship Village Project USA

One of the things that struck me about life in the Friendship Village, was the abundance of music and dance on a regular basis. I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised that a place aptly named “Friendship Village” would be a place of celebration and gathering… On May 29h and 30st atop a hillside in […]

Super Value Tours Guest is Taiwan’s 10 Millionth Traveler!!

by Super Value Tours @ Super Value Tours | Blog

On December 20th, Taiwan welcomed its 10 millionth traveler for 2015! The traveler, Mr. Christopher Manuele, was also joining our 10 Day Taiwan Island Tour! Mr. Manuele was greeted by officials from the Taiwan Tourism Bureau and awarded prizes valued at 1 Million NTD (about $30,000 USD) including travel accommodations, airfare and souvenirs from 22 different […]

Where to Head for the Best Vietnam Motorbike Tours

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Vietnam is a hot destination that steals your heart with picturesque scenery, romantic rivers, impressive mountain ranges, green and lush forests, stunning beaches, etc. This country is somewhat best explored by a motorbike. During the Vietnam motorbike tours, you will be given from admiration to admiration by the marvelous landscapes in the most authentic way. […]

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Mt. Diablo Beacon Lighting

by huey25 @ Vietnam Helicopters Museum

Mission: Vietnam Helicopters Museum flies 7 World War II Veterans for the lighting of the Mt. Diablo Beacon in remembrance of those lost at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

“Excursion to Hue: Court, Palace and Tombs,” published for the Hanoï Exposition, 1902

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Marred by the usual colonial condescension and obvious ignorance of Vietnamese art and architecture, this French article of 1902 is published here in translation only for its interesting historic references and intriguing images Indo-China has experienced a definitive rise under the impetus of a very talented governor, Paul Doumer. The visitor to the Exposition in […]

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Taste of Summer!

by Super Value Tours @ Super Value Tours | Blog

We LOVE to eat, so we take food very seriously! One of the best parts of our work is finding the best foods in each destination and sharing them with guests on our tours. Japan in summer time is warm, there’s no doubt about that. However, the warm weather also brings us the opportunity to […]

A guide to Hoi An’s Lantern Festival

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Hoi An, at any time of the year is stunning but it’s particularly magical during the full moon. The electricity is switched off; the streets are closed off to traffic and the old town is transformed into a fairyland of … Continue reading

The Solo Female Traveler's Guide To Vietnam • The Blonde Abroad

The Solo Female Traveler's Guide To Vietnam • The Blonde Abroad


The Blonde Abroad

Whether you prefer to eat your heart out or embark on an adventure on the back of a motorbike, this solo female traveler's guide to Vietnam has you covered.

“The Court of Annam modernises,” Les Annales coloniales: organe de la “France coloniale modern,” 14 December 1912

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Packed with the usual colonial arrogance and assumptions of western superiority, this short 1912 article by Henri Cosnier sheds interesting light on French Governor General Paul Doumer’s policy towards the royal court in Huế The powerful breath of modernism carries off, one after the other, the sumptuous traditions of the court of Hue. The republican […]

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Newseum to Open Photo Exhibit Exploring the Tet Offensive

by Newseum @ Vietnam War – Newseum

The exhibit includes tactile images and audio interviews with Marines who fought in the bloodiest battle of the Vietnam War.
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“Assassination of a King: Details of the Latest Annamite Intrigues” from Le Matin, 4 August 1883

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Kien-Phuc, nephew of Tu-Duc – The assassination of his predecessor – A palace revolution – Causes of our Expedition – The role of M. de Champeaux – The poisoning of Hiep-Hoa We know by dispatch of the death of the king of Annam, Kien-Phuc, who was aged just seventeen. Who was this sovereign? How had […]

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Thanksgiving Letter!

by Super Value Tours @ Super Value Tours | Blog

Happy Thanksgiving!   We wanted to take a moment to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to all our guests, agents and travel partners. Travel is a special privilege we love to share, and with your support, we have been able to host more clients in 2015 than in the last 3 years. We cannot say thank you enough, your […]

The State of U.S. Strategic Command

by Bennie J. Davis III @ AIRMAN Magazine

See more USSTRATCOM photos on Flickr We interviewed Gen. John E. Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, on Dec. 12, 2017, at USSTRATCOM headquarters, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. What is the status of STRATCOM [U.S. Strategic Command]? The status of U.S. Strategic Command? Really, when you look at the changes that have happened over […]

2018 Free Expression Awards Recipients Announced

by Newseum @ Newseum

1968 Olympics protesters, reporters who uncovered workplace harassment to receive Newseum's Free Expression Awards.
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Where will 2016 take you? | Super Value Tours | Blog

Where will 2016 take you? | Super Value Tours | Blog


Super Value Tours | Blog

As the new year approaches, it's time to start thinking about where the new year will take you! We invite you to join us in 2016 on a new journey. We have several new products for 2016 including our in depth Island of Hokkaido and West Japan tours. Of course, our most popular Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam tours are returning for 2016 with exciting improvements! Timeless Classics Vietnam - 10 Days / 8 Nights Beginning in North Vietnam, enjoy taking motorized carts through Hanoi's Old Quarter before watching a traditional Vietnamese Water Puppetry show. Relax on an overnight Paradise Cruise on Ha Long Bay, taking in one of Vietnam's natural wonders. While most tours do not visit the region, Central Vietnam was known as the epicenter of civilization for hundreds of years, making this tour unique among others. The city of Hue was the seat of the Imperial government for many years and is home to many monuments including the Forbidden Purple City and Thien Mu Pagoda. Spend 2 nights at

Download our Free ‘Tokyo Tips’ Guide!

by Super Value Tours @ Super Value Tours | Blog

Tokyo is one of the best cities in the world to explore. While we always include the city’s best sites and activities on our tours, we often have travelers extending their stay in Tokyo to explore independently. For this reason, we’ve put together a quick guide for independent travelers in Tokyo. Download it here.  Tokyo Tips guidebook […]

Where will 2016 take you?

by Super Value Tours @ Super Value Tours | Blog

As the new year approaches, it’s time to start thinking about where the new year will take you! We invite you to join us in 2016 on a new journey. We have several new products for 2016 including our in depth Island of Hokkaido and West Japan tours. Of course, our most popular Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam […]

We Launched Our Mobile Site!

by Super Value Tours @ Super Value Tours | Blog

Exciting news! Super Value Tours has launched its mobile site. The site was designed entirely in house with input from the sales team and customers. The site is optimized to provide a better user experience.  Since so many of website users are coming from mobile phones and tablets (about 50% !), we’re excited to be giving visitors a […]

‘Reporting Vietnam’ Explores How Journalists Delivered News to a Divided Nation

by Newseum @ Vietnam War – Newseum

CBS Corporation will sponsor the exhibit, opening May 22 at the Newseum, in memory of CBS news correspondent Bob Simon.
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25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN VIETNAM - The Hungry Suitcase

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN VIETNAM - The Hungry Suitcase


The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand enjoys a 50% return rate for foreign tourists. In contrast, Vietnam only pulls back 5% of visitors.Personally, I feel that Vietnam walks all over Thailand in almost every travel category except beaches. So, why do so many people have such bad experiences and never return to Vietnam?I hope the list I have made below helps out first-time visitors. It may seem cynical and anti-Vietnamese. It’s not. I love this country; I want you to love it, too. I’d just like to alert travelers to beware of the common first-time mistakes that may sour their experience of the local people and the country overall.Do your homework, know what to expect, and this is the most rewarding country in Southeast Asia to explore.Here goes:-1-TAKE YOUR VISA SERIOUSLY, VERY SERIOUSLY INDEEDYes, it seems like common sense, but I have seen tourists turned ... Read More »

Circuits En Motos Au Vietnam – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

CIRCUITS MOTOS AU VIETNAM BIENVENUE sur la page d’accueil officielle de OFFROAD VIETNAM! Nous sommes l’organisateur des circuits en motos basés en plein coeur des vieux quartiers de Hanoi, au Nord du Vietnam. Fondé et managé par deux passionnés de moto vietnamiens depuis décembre 2006, le fondateur Anh Wu travaillait dans le tourisme responsable au cours des 20 dernières années et co-propriétaire Tony Nguyen connaît tous les coins du Vietnam grâce à ses expériences de guide des voyages depuis 10 ans. Notre personnel parle couramment anglais et répond rapidement votre demande par email. Nous prenons tous les détails au sérieux et compte tenu que nous sommes dans votre position. 1. Voyage en moto entièrement guide Vous n’avez que à profiter le voyage et laissez nous à nous occuper de tout. [ Plus de détails ] 2. Voyage en moto semi-directifs (moto et un guide) à travers le Vietnam. Vous avez la liberté de définir votre propre rythme. [ Plus de détails ] 3. Voyage auto-guidée en moto Ce sera votre nouvelle aventure loin de la norme, un séjour plutôt que d’un voyage! Si vous aurez envie d’organiser vous même votre voyage, le voyage auto-guidée en moto et/ou en scooter (location de motos) serait votre choix. Offroad Vietnam fournit des informations de base et utiles ainsi que des conseils, nous ne sommes pas simplement louer les motos. [ Plus de détails ] Avec nous, vous avez une large gamme de voyage en motos vacances au Vietnam. Cela signifie également que notre prestation s’accorde à une gamme très large du budget en fonction du type de moto et visite de votre réservation. Notre objectif est d’offrir la meilleure qualité de services et de vous montrer un VRAI VIETNAM. Voici trois différents forfaits sont offrit par Offroad Vietnam, tous gérés par le personnel et les guides très professionnels. Offroad services du Vietnam est fortement recommandé dans le Lonely Planet Vietnam 2009 et 2012 ainsi que de nombreux magazines internationaux, des journaux, des livres de voyage à propos de motocyclisme en Asie. Cliquer ici pour plus d’informations. Nous soutenons les entreprises locales et les communautés à travers des excursions guidées de moto et semi-guidée en amenant les groupes à plus beaux restaurants locaux, hôtels et logement chez l’habitant. Cela contribue directement vos sous à aider les familles pauvres, des restaurant locaux et des hôtels à améliorer la vie des populations locales dans les zones reculées du Vietnam qui existent quelques activités touristiques. Venez donner un coup de main avec nous! VOYAGE EN MOTO ET EN VÉHICULES 4 ROUES L’Asie est l’un des lieux les plus fascinants au monde de voyager en moto et le Vietnam est l’un des quelques pays asiatiques offrant des paysages magnifiques, des sentiers battus aux montagnes sinueuses et des gens sympathiques. Au Vietnam, notre entreprise offre de nombreux types de voyage aventure guidé sur deux roues (motos, cyclomoteurs scooters) véhicules 4×4 et tout ce qui peut sortir de grandes routes vers des sentiers battus. Tous les tours commencent à partir de Hanoi, mais peut finir n’importe où au Vietnam. Nos voyages en moto ne sont pas classés comme des voyages extrême “off-road” et Offroad Vietnam est tout simplement le nom de notre entreprise. Nous roulons sur une variété de routes, à la fois sur les pistes. La plupart de nos tours sont privés et personnalisés, mais certains sont ouverts pour les motards plus de l’accompagner, nous ne organisons pas de voyages préprogrammés. Notre personnel a conçu plus de 150 itinéraires différents, et la carte est utile pour vous au moment de décider où rouler au Vietnam. Les voyages sont conçus par des motards professionnels afin de vous aider à découvrir un autre Vietnam loin du tourisme de masse. Avec nous, vous roulez à certains endroits moins fréquentés, inédits et non encore mentionnées dans les guides. Conquérir les routes sinueuses du haut, virages en épingle et rencontrer de vraies personnes locales qui accueillent les étrangers en tant qu’invités spéciaux qui apportent la bonne chance dans leurs foyers. La moto reste probablement la meilleure mode déplacement vers la liberté que vous pouvez vous arrêter où et quand vous le souhaitez. Sentir les nids de poule sous votre ceinture, rencontrer les enfants, serrer la main et prendre une tasse de thé vert avec la population locale dans les cafés en bordure de route vous donnent un vraie Vietnam. Les routes de montagne venteux, les rizières vertes luxuriantes, la route historique 6 et la route 4, la légendaire piste Ho Chi Minh, Sapa brumeux, Ha Giang nuageux et la baie d’Halong pittoresque sont que quelques endroits incontournable et bien plus encore vous attend découvrir. Surfant sur la campagne vide et routes de montagne est toujours un sentiment différent des routes encombrées dans les grandes villes. La limite de vitesse au Vietnam n’est que 60 kilomètres par heure et on roule plus lentement tout d’abord assurer la sécurité et d’autre part profiter de la vue impeccable. Pour nos guides, chaque voyage est une nouvelle découverte et une chance de se faire des amis et tisser des relations qui à la fin est une valeur ajoutée pour l’ensemble du trajet. Ils sont tous formés à la réparation mécanique, ils parlent vietnamien, anglais et quelques langues dialectales. Loin des grandes villes, les gens agitent la main et disent “bonjour” lorsque vous passez. Ils se réuniront autour de vous quand vous arrêtez pour vous accueillir, toucher votre peau et essayer de comprendre pourquoi vous êtes si poilus ainsi que de regarder les motos car ils ont à peine jamais vu une comme ça avant. Les aventures les plus populaires que nous offrons sont ceux guidées en moto (plus de 500 visites et plus de 2.000 clients). Offroad Vietnam est le premier et original agence de voyage en moto en organisant exclusivement des voyages en motos japonais au Nord Vietnam. Nous sommes une équipe très professionnelle, possédons toutes les motos et les maintenons nous-mêmes. Nous ne louons pas les motos de aucun troisième part. Ceci est très important et […]

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and Lighting of Beacon on Mt. Diablo

by huey25 @ Vietnam Helicopters Museum

Mission: Almost 1,000 years of history flying on Vietnam Helicopters Museum 25th Infantry Division Huey helicopter! In observance of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day we flew nine World War II Veterans up to the peak of Mt. Diablo during the lighting of the Beacon on December 7th.

Mekong River Cruise PhnomPenh, ChauDoc, CanTho, Saigon 3days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

At Phnompenh, the Mekong splits into two main branches: the HauGiang (Tonle Bassac) which flows via ChauDoc, LongXuyen and CanTho to the sea; and the TienGiang (Tonle Mekong) which splits into several branches at VinhLong and empties into the sea at six points. The Mekong river cruise from Phnompenh to ChauDoc, Cantho and onto Saigon…

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Vietnam Music Monday: “Draft Dodger Rag”

Vietnam Music Monday: “Draft Dodger Rag”

by Newseum @ Vietnam War – Newseum

Each Monday, we feature a song from the Vietnam era that’s part of our “Reporting Vietnam” exhibit.
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Trip Zilla Magazine: 10 CRAZY THINGS THAT EVERY TRAVELLER SHOULD DO IN VIETNAM

by Ashley Beiser @ vbh – Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Written by Shannon Ullman Posted on June 17, 2015 Vietnam is a crazy place. Between the traffic and the bustling city populations, just strolling down the street can be an insane experience. However, you can take it to the next level by … Continue reading

Super Value Tours Wins Gold in Annual Magellan Awards

by James Jennings @ Super Value Tours | Blog

We are very proud to announce that Super Value Tours has been recognized by the industry-leading travel publication Travel Weekly in their annual Magellan Awards! For our work on two of our promotional videos we have been given two gold-rank awards in the ‘Tour Operators’ category. We are honored by Travel Weekly’s recognition of our work toward promoting […]

Hung King Festival

by Stephen @ Vietnam Tour

Moral traditions are incredibly important among the Vietnamese people. Thus, Hung Kings’ Temple Festival is annually celebrated to express Vietnamese people’s gratitude towards Hung Kings-the founding fathers of the country.

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Christmas in...April?

by Kelly @ Traveling Tall [Blog] - Tall Girl Travels

Over all my breaks I like to explore my different options. Tours? Solo travel? Go back to the states? I tend to like tour options--they eliminate the need for me to plan the small logistical travel and allow me to do the big picture planning.

Journalists Visit Newseum for IPW Press Brunch

by Heather Bien @ Newseum

IPW is the world's biggest gathering of tourism professionals.
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Donate your vehicle to the Friendship Village

by becky @ Vietnam Friendship Village Project USA

VFVP-USA board member Stephen Abatiell lived out of his old Volvo during many a back-country ski trip in Yosemite National Park. During a road trip to Mexico, the car assumed the nickname “Dragon del Sur” (though, thankfully, it was not a fire-breathing dragon). When his car was finally ready for the junkyard, Steve traded it […]

“Monsieur Doumer, his Emperor and his King,” Figaro (Paris), 21 January 1898

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

The King of Cambodia, H M Norodom I, and the Emperor of Annam, H M Thanh-Thai, have just paid a visit to the Governor-General in Saigon. The stay of the old Khmer sovereign and the young Annamite emperor in the old capital of French Indo-China took place on the occasion of splendid week-long celebrations. Celebrations […]

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Big Medicine in Viet Nam

by Stephen Abatiell @ Vietnam Friendship Village Project USA

During the US war in Vietnam there were many things carried over hilltops and through jungles by young American men.  These things brought the soldiers luck, memories of home, escape from the reality of war, or protection from it.  Among these special items and as out of place as the young man who’s neck it […]

The press and the anti-war movement

by Ann Marie Watson @ Vietnam War – Newseum

In October 1967, a protest in Washington, D.C., against the Vietnam War shifted from peaceful to unruly – and the media took notice.
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Things You Should And Should Not Do During Tet Holiday In Vietnam

by Vũ Ngọc Tỉnh @ Vietnam Tour

It is very great if you have a chance to experience the Tet – the most biggest and important holiday in Vietnam...

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VBH Guide to Vietnamese TET New Year & The Year of the Rooster…

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

2017 represents the Year of the Rooster according to the zodiac. To the Vietnamese, the Rooster is one of the most important animals that govern human life. It’s an essential protein for nourishment but is also often used as an … Continue reading

Tour Updates From Hanoi - Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

Tour Updates From Hanoi - Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures


Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Motorcycle Tours' current motorcycle tour updates, with places available, starts in Hanoi. Join a group to save money and have more fun!

What is The Difference Between Private Tours and SIC (Sit in Coach) Tours?

by Stephen @ Vietnam Tour

A typical Vietnam (Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar) private tours are fully escorted tour packages, which means in each city or each area (North, Center, South of Vietnam). In Indochina countries [...]

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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,

Read 10 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival on Backyard Travel.

Book Vietnam and Get Cambodia and Angkor Wat for Free

Book Vietnam and Get Cambodia and Angkor Wat for Free


TravMedia

Asia specialist Wendy Wu Tours is offering free two night trips to Cambodia when booking a group tour to Vietnam by 30 April 2015 (inclusive), giving customers two iconic countries for the price of 1!

The Perfect Walking Tour of Kyoto

by Super Value Tours @ Super Value Tours | Blog

Why on foot? Kyoto is a city with deep roots and tradition, known for its hidden beauty and over 2,000 temples. When visiting, the city is best discovered on foot. Walking through quaint alleyways and passing shops that have been open for centuries transports travelers to the city’s ancient past. You feel like you’ve stepped into […]

September Is for Seniors

by Newseum @ Newseum

During the entire month of September, the Newseum is offering special senior discounts, classes and free guided highlights tours!
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Visa to Vietnam

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

The Government has agreed to electronic visa to Vietnam for citizens of six countries including Australia, Cananda, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. According to the Resolution No. 124 / NQ-CP on the addition of the list of countries with citizens to be piloted electronically, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed…

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2017 Autumn Festival in Bat Xat Will be Held on September, 2nd

by Stephen @ Vietnam Tour

According to the Organization Committee, the 2017 Autumn Festival will be held on the 1st and the 2nd of September in Y Ty Commune, Bat Xat District, in the northwestern [...]

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Backpacker Advice Blog: My Top 10 Backpacking Experiences

by Ashley Beiser @ vbh – Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

From Backpacker Advice, post by Craig, 26 from England. Ha Long Bay was number one on my to do list before I went to Vietnam. I had seen it so many times on TV and in books and always knew I … Continue reading

Tu Lan Adventure Race 2017

by Dat Nguyen @ Oxalis Adventure Tours

Tu Lan Adventure Race 2016 is a competition between 10 teams throughout multiple activities such as boat racing, jungle trekking, rivers crossing, caving and swimming inside caves. This year (2016) program happens from 01 April 2016 to 03 April 2016.

10 Questions: Cycling In Vietnam

10 Questions: Cycling In Vietnam


TravellingTwo: Bicycle Touring Around The World

Thinking about cycling in Vietnam? Dave, an American who’s lived and bike toured there for the past 3 years, shares tips about the food, how much you need to bargain and how to ask for direct…

Download our Free Taipei Tips!

by Super Value Tours @ Super Value Tours | Blog

Taiwan’s capital city has been described as “deceptively wonderful.” The city offers everything from top museums to night markets to adorned temples. While we always include the city’s must see and do activities on our guided tours, we have often have several guests extending their stay in Taipei to explore on their own. For these travelers, […]

A Fun Stay At Vietnam Backpacker Hostel: The Downtown Hostel (Hanoi)

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Written by Huong on Jul 13, 2016 The experience of backpacking through Southeast Asia would not be fulfilling without spending a night at a backpackers’ hostel. Among all the experiences I have had so far in Southeast Asia, one of … Continue reading

Veterans Day Donation

by Stephen Abatiell @ Vietnam Friendship Village Project USA

On this Veterans Day I would like to thank all Veterans for their service, and especially my father Peter Abatiell, Specialist 4 with the US Army’s 1st Calvary Division, 1970-1972. In June of 1969 President Richard Nixon, as part of his “Vietnamization” policy, ordered a stand-down of troops in Vietnam for withdrawal.  The reduction of […]

LATHER UP FOR FOOD SAFETY SAKE

by Monika Czerveniak @ Chowdown Vietnam Food Tour

Tired of frequent bathroom trips? Keep blaming the last place you ate for your discomfort? This blog post should ease your pressure. As a...

What Best Ecotourism Destinations in Vietnam – The Nature-friendly Travel

by admin @

Sorting out those of the best ecotourism destinations in Vietnam can urge the nature lovers to opt for the Indochina travel to this beautiful S-shaped country soon. If you want to get rid of the daily hardship and stress, the eco-trip to Vietnam promises to cheer you up with the charming nature, friendly locals, and […]

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Returning from The Flash Pack's Vietnam and Cambodia group tour

Returning from The Flash Pack's Vietnam and Cambodia group tour


Tall Girl Travels

The Flash Pack, a relatively new company, promised basically the world for a group tour. A tour company for 30-40 somethings that offered luxury accommodations, a schedule that allowed for independence, biking/kayaking/hiking, a group that was no more than 10 people, and local tour guides in both co

Tu Lan Adventure Race 2018

by Ngoc Nguyen @ Oxalis Adventure Tours

Tu Lan Adventure Race 2016 is a competition between 10 teams throughout multiple activities such as boat racing, jungle trekking, rivers crossing, caving and swimming inside caves. This year (2016) program happens from 01 April 2016 to 03 April 2016.

Vietnam Weather in April - Vietnam Tour

Vietnam Weather in April - Vietnam Tour


Vietnam Tour

April marks the end of peak season of tourism in Vietnam. The weather in April is characterized by the higher rainfall than previous months, especially in the second half of [...]

Vietnamese Custom Of Wedding Ceremony

by Vũ Ngọc Tỉnh @ Vietnam Tour

Vietnamese Wedding Ceremony was considered to be one of the most important rituals of the old Vietnamese people’s life as a folksong “buy a buffalo, marry a wife and build a house”...

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Tan goes to school

by becky @ Vietnam Friendship Village Project USA

Luong Nhat Tan is a 12-year-old boy from Yen Bai Province. After his father died and his mother left home, Tan and his younger brother were sent to live with grandparents. But the family was really struggling financially, so in 2012 the local Veterans Association arranged for Tan to stay at the Vietnam Friendship Village […]

Vietnam Motorrad-Touren – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

VIETNAM MOTORRAD-TOUREN Dies ist eine temporäre Übersetzung durch Google Translate. Die endgültige Übersetzung ist in Kürze verfügbar. Danke. WILLKOMMEN auf der offiziellen Homepage des Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Reiseveranstalter! Wir nehmen jedes Detail ernst, wenn man bedenkt, wie wir sind in Ihrer Position. Bei uns haben Sie die Wahl aus den verschiedensten Motorrad-Urlaub in Vietnam. Dies bedeutet auch, unsere Preise mit einem sehr breiten Budget-Bereich in Abhängigkeit von der Art des Fahrrades und Tour Buch zu arbeiten. Unser Ziel ist es, die beste Qualität von Dienstleistungen anbieten und zeigen Sie eine echte VIETNAM. Hier sind drei verschiedene Motorrad-Tour-Pakete Offroad Vietnam Angebote. 1. Motorrad Abenteuer für Fahrer Vollständig geführte Motorrad Abenteuer für Fahrer, die nur alles bezahlen im Voraus, alles hinter sich lassen, um uns und genießen Sie die Reise. [ Mehr Details ] 2. Semi-geführte Motorrad-Touren (Fahrrad und eine Anleitung) durch Vietnam. Sie haben die Freiheit, zu essen, was Sie wollen, bleiben, wo immer Sie möchten und stellen Sie Ihre eigenen Tempo. [ Mehr Details ] 3. Selbst-geführte Motorrad-und Roller-Abenteuer Dies wird Ihre neue Abenteuer weg von der Norm sein! Wenn Sie auf einem Etat sind und kann alles auf dich geworfen zu behandeln, sollten eine unabhängige Selbst-geführte Motorrad-und Roller-Abenteuer (Motorradverleih). Offroad Vietnam bietet grundlegende und hilfreiche Informationen sowie Tipps und Ratschläge, werden wir nicht nur die Einstellung der Fahrräder. [ Mehr Details ] Wir sind mitten im Herzen der Altstadt in Hanoi, der Hauptstadt des Landes, in Nord-Vietnam. Führen und im Besitz von zwei vietnamesischen Motorradfans seit Dezember 2006 hat der Gründer Anh Wu in verantwortungsvollen Tourismus arbeitet seit den letzten 20 Jahren und Mitinhaber Tony Nguyen hatte Motorradtouren seit 10 Jahren geführt und kennt jeden Winkel von Vietnam. Im Gegensatz zu anderen Betreibern, haben uns beide umfassendes Verständnis unserer Honda Motorräder und die Arbeit an den Bikes uns. Office-Personal spricht sehr gut Englisch und ist schnell mit E-Mail Antworten. Offroad Vietnam Dienstleistungen sind hoch im Lonely Planet Vietnam 2009 & 2012 sowie zahlreiche internationale Zeitschriften, Zeitungen, Reisen Bücher etc. über Motorradfahren in Asien empfohlen. Bitte klicken Sie hier für weitere Details. Lassen Sie uns rollen, um es wild und fahren Schlangenlinien Straßen erster Hand! OFFROAD VIETNAM unterstützt lokale Unternehmen und Gemeinden durch geführte und semi-geführte Motorrad-Ausflüge, indem Gruppen lokale besten Restaurants, Hotels und Gastfamilien. Dies trägt direkt Ihre Dollars an arme Familien, essen Köstlichkeiten und Hotels helfen, das Leben der Menschen vor Ort in abgelegenen Gebieten von Vietnam, die wenigen touristischen Aktivitäten bestehen zu verbessern. Komm und gib eine stützende Hand mit uns zusammen. FÜHRUNGEN auf Motorrädern und 4WD Fahrzeuge Asien ist eine der spannendsten Orte der Welt für Motorradtouren und Vietnam ist eines der wenigen asiatischen Ländern mit einer atemberaubenden Landschaft, hoher kurvenreichen Bergstraßen und freundliche Menschen. In Vietnam, bietet unser Unternehmen viele Arten von geführten on / off-Road-Abenteuer auf zwei Rädern (Motorräder, Motorräder, Mopeds Motorroller) 4×4 Fahrzeuge und alles, was gehen kann Straße, abseits der ausgetretenen Pfade oder außerhalb der Touristenpfade. Alle Touren starten von Hanoi sondern kann überall in Vietnam zu beenden. Sie zahlen uns in einem Stück und die Fahrt genießen, gibt es keine Notwendigkeit, mit Fahrrad-Reparatur, Restaurants und einen Platz zum Übernachten zu verhandeln. Unser Motorrad-Fahrten sind nicht so extremen Offroad-Urlaub kategorisiert und Offroad Vietnam ist einfach unsere Handelsnamen. Wir fahren auf einer Vielzahl von Straßen, sowohl auf als auch abseits der Straße. Die meisten unserer Touren sind privat und maßgeschneiderte, aber einige sind offen für weitere Fahrer mitkommen, wissen wir nicht laufen vorgeplanten Reisen. Unsere Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter konzipiert mehr als 150 verschiedene Routen, und die Routenkarte ist für Sie nützlich, wenn zu entscheiden, wo zu fahren in Vietnam. Die Touren werden von professionellen Fahrern für Fahrer entwickelt, um ein anderes Vietnam entfernt erleben vom Massentourismus. Bei uns können Sie Venture vielerorts weniger gereist, weniger besucht, unberührten und noch nicht in die Führung Bücher erwähnt. Die Eroberung der hohen kurvigen Straßen, Haarnadelkurven und Treffen echten Menschen vor Ort, die Ausländer willkommen als Gäste, die Glück bringen in ihre Heimat. Motorrad ist wahrscheinlich der beste Weg zur Freiheit, wie Sie aufhören können, wo und wann Sie wollen. Fühlen Schlaglöcher unter Ihrem Gürtel, treffen die Kinder, Hände schütteln und eine Tasse grünen Tee mit der lokalen Bevölkerung in den am Straßenrand “Cafés” bieten The Real Vietnam. Windy Bergstraßen, sattgrüne Reisfelder, historische Highway 6, Highway 4 und Dien Bien Phu Schlachtfeld legendären Ho Chi Minh Trail / Road, Khe Sanh combat Basis, Küsten-Highway 1, neblig Sapa, bewölkt Ha Giang, prächtige Ban Gioc Wasserfälle und malerische Halong Bay sind nur ein paar typische Orte, die Sie sehen und vieles mehr wartet auf Sie zu entdecken. Reiten auf leere Landschaft und Bergstraßen ist immer ein anderes Gefühl von den überfüllten Straßen in großen Städten. Tempolimit in Vietnam ist nur 60km / h und wir fahren langsamer zunächst auf Nummer sicher und zweitens in die atemberaubende Aussicht zu nehmen. Entfernt von großen Städten, Menschen Welle und “Hallo” sagen, wie Sie vorbei. Sie werden um Sie herum zu sammeln, wenn Sie sich auf Ihren Besuch zu beenden, berühren Ihre Haut und versuchen zu verstehen, warum Sie so haarig wie auch Blick auf die Bikes sind, weil sie kaum je zu sehen ein, wie dies vor. Jede Reise zu unseren Führern ist eine neue Entdeckung und eine Chance, neue Freunde zu machen und bauen Beziehung, die am Ende ist ein Mehrwert für die gesamte Reise. Die Reiseleiter sind alle mit mechanischen Reparaturen geschult, sie sprechen Vietnamesisch, Englisch und einige Dialekt Sprachen. Mit ihnen werden Sie sehen, das Beste aus Vietnam und haben mehr neue Freunde. Sie sind die eigentliche Asset unseres Unternehmens und wurden führende Motorradtouren für viele Jahre. Die beliebtesten Abenteuer bieten wir geführte Motorrad-Touren (über 500 Touren und mehr als 2.000 Kunden). Offroad Vietnam ist die erste und ursprüngliche Motorrad-und Motorrad-Tour-Operator in Nord-Vietnam Angebot voyages ausschließlich auf japanische Honda Straße und Enduro-Motorräder. Wir sind ein wirklich professionelles Team, besitzen alle Tourenräder und halten sie uns. Wir verwenden keine Leihräder aus einem Unternehmen. Dies ist sehr wichtig, und wir sind anders mit den meisten der Tournee Unternehmen, die Leihräder nutzen […]

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Fun facts about Hanoi that you may not know…

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Hanoi translates to “city inside rivers” (there are nine lakes in the city). It’s historic and more formal name is Thang Long, which has a more bad-ass meaning “Ascending Dragon”! Hanoi is over a thousand years old! The city celebrated … Continue reading

SIEM REAP’S 10 BEST BARS: CLASSY, HIDDEN DIVES JUST OUTSIDE OF ANGKOR

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Every year I find myself in Siem Reap, Cambodia for a week. It’s inevitable, and always enjoyable.

Angkor Wat is, along with Bagan in Myanmar, one of the two most spectacular temple sites in Asia, if not the world. I’ve come back again and again with friends, or by myself. Although lately I barely spend time in the temples of Angkor Wat, I love the cafe and bar scene of nearby Siem Reap, a charming little French colonial town adjacent to Angkor that now serves as the tourist-amenity center of the region. Though a tourist town, it’s far from a tourist trap. There is something about the clear blue sky, slow clouds and that long twilight that I love here. And, there’s the drinks.

Pub Street is famous here. It is the center of Siem Reap and the fulcrum of activity in ... Read More »

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Vietnam Revisited

by Newseum @ Vietnam War – Newseum

Veteran war correspondent Don North visited Vietnam in April 2015 to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. He found a country that suppressed free speech but offered hope.
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Tuscany Photo Tour 2019

by Cascade Center of Photography @ Cascade Center of Photography

October 1 - 7, 2019 Tuscany Experience ~ Photograph ~ Enjoy Italy! Join Christian & Regula Heeb on this amazing photographic journey to the heart of Tuscany. Growing up in Europe prior to settling in Oregon, USA, professional photographer Christian Heeb’s 20 + years of experience photographing this beautiful area will be available to all […]

GOOD AS GOLD BRO: HANOI – HALONG BAY AND THE CASTAWAY TOUR

by Ashley Beiser @ vbh – Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Public on May 24, 2015 · by goodasgoldbro We had been advised that we should 100% stay at Vietnam Downtown Backpackers Hostel Hanoi.  So we spent ALOT of time trying to find this place, but oh my god it was worth it! After … Continue reading

If you have time for coffee, you have time to talk

by Monika Czerveniak @ Chowdown Vietnam Food Tour

Cruising through the Highlands of Vietnam on the back of a motorbike is rather thrilling to me, especially since it’s coffee harvest time. I...

Supporter Spotlight: Kim Anh Nguyen Thi

by Stephen Abatiell @ Vietnam Friendship Village Project USA

Kim Anh Nguyen Thi was being oriented to the Vietnam Friendship Village four years ago by four outgoing young residents.  While being lead around the peace garden and the playground they came upon an argument.  Two residents were arguing over a favorite toy, and one of the children was crying.  This wasn’t Kim’s first visit […]

4 Reasons Winter is Wonderful on tour!

by Super Value Tours @ Super Value Tours | Blog

The festive atmosphere and the excitement of the holidays make winter a special time to travel. In Japan, the cooler weather brings light displays, seasonal cuisine, picturesque scenery and festivals.   1. Illumination installations around Tokyo Each year there are several illuminations all around Tokyo, including the Shinjuku Terrace. Usually lit from 5pm -10pm, the […]

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 4 days – CaiBe VinhLong ChauDoc CanTho Tour Code: SBL9A Day 1: Saigon- LongAn – My Tho – Vinh Long ( Lunch, dinner) Leaving Saigon, our shuttle will take you for about one hour drive to LongAn, the gateway to the mighty Mekong. First stage 25k from LongAn suburb to MyTho…

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THE BEST MONTH TO VISIT VIETNAM? SEPTEMBER!

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Yes, Vietnam is a great country to travel all year round depending on the region – but if you ask us which time of the year we like to travel most, it’s definitely the month of September! Here’s why: It’s … Continue reading

Vietnam Holidays | Tailor-Made Vietnam Tours | Audley Travel

Vietnam Holidays | Tailor-Made Vietnam Tours | Audley Travel


Audley Travel

At Audley our Vietnam holidays are tailored by specialists who have first-hand knowledge of the destination so they can create your ideal itinerary

“The Little King,” Le Petit Parisien: journal quotidien du soir, 25 October 1895

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

M. Rousseau, Governor-General of Indo-China, is on his way to France. We know that he was recently elected as a senator of Finistère. And since, on the eve of his departure from Tonkin, he went to visit the king of Annam in Hue, the rumour has circulated that this was a farewell visit, and that […]

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Around the world with Justin: CASTAWAYS ISLAND 3-DAY BOAT CRUISE IN HALONG BAY, VIETNAM

by Ashley Beiser @ vbh – Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

From Around the world with Justin, MAY 5  2015 What do you get when you mix a natural wonder of the world and a booze cruise? My trip to Halong Bay, Vietnam! If you’re looking to make new friends from all over … Continue reading

Special Update: 2016 Hokkaido Snow Festival Tour Photos

by admin @ Super Value Tours | Blog

Everyone has been incredibly busy these days! Here’s a live update to share some beautiful photos of our special Hokkaido Snow Festival Tour (going on right now) from our guides Akira and Junko.                

Tim Doling - HISTORIC VIETNAM

Tim Doling - HISTORIC VIETNAM


HISTORIC VIETNAM

Originally trained as a medieval historian, Tim has spent most of his career in the cultural sector, running theatres and arts centres in Coleraine (Northern Ireland), Horsham (England) and Hong Kong and undertaking cultural projects in Asia, Africa and Europe for UNESCO, the British Council and Visiting Arts. Since the 1990s Tim has been based …

Veterans Day 2016 – Vietnam Pilots & Crew Commemoration

by huey25 @ Vietnam Helicopters Museum

Mission: Mather Air Base 11 November 2016. Honoring all Californians who served as pilots or crew members during the Vietnam War. Our Vietnam War er UH-1H “Huey” helicopters flies to the ceremony with a Vietnam War Veteran helicopter pilot and Vietnam War Veterans on board. Rides were given to Veterans […]

“Pictures of the Year” Photo Exhibit Opens April 6 at the Newseum

by Newseum @ Newseum

This exhibit features seven decades of extraordinary news photographs.
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Reporting Vietnam: Larry Burrows

by Newseum @ Vietnam War – Newseum

Burrows’s photo essay for Life magazine on a U.S. Marine helicopter crew is considered one of the greatest ever made.
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Social Etiquette In Vietnam

by Vũ Ngọc Tỉnh @ Vietnam Tour

Get rid of the long-lasting disastrous wars, Vietnam is well known as an “easy” country to travel and stay in. Hence, tourists can be overwhelmed by its richness in history and culture...

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TZ5: All of Vietnam and Siem Reap Cambodia in 12 Days

TZ5: All of Vietnam and Siem Reap Cambodia in 12 Days


Go Asia Travel

12 days all Lands of Vietnam and Siem Reap Cambodia which you can discover Hanoi - cultural capital of Vietnam, Overnight on picturesque Halong bay with V’Spirit Classic Cruises, Visiting Hoi An old town in the central

Discover Impressive Ban Gioc Waterfall and Its Festival in Cao Bang

by admin @

Cao Bang Province is blessed with Vietnam’s widest waterfall named Ban Gioc – the must-see highlight in the northern areas. The waterfall is mesmerizing and mighty while the ethnic culture of Tay makes it the ideal ground for the cultural festival. For any travel to Cao Bang, everybody is recommended to see this magnificent ecotourism […]

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Reporting Vietnam: Malcolm Browne

by Newseum @ Vietnam War – Newseum

Browne was one of the first reporters to raise doubts about U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
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Taiwan Tours: Newest Itinerary, Culinary and Hotel Videos!

by Super Value Tours @ Super Value Tours | Blog

Earlier this year, Super Value Tours sent a film crew to join our 10 Day Taiwan Island Tour. Taiwan is a very special place for Super Value Tours. We pour all of what we love about this unique and wonderful country into our Taiwan tours, and to help communicate what we think is so special […]

Vietnam Backpacker Hostels Grateful of No Serious Injuries in recent Public Ferry Collision

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

On 1 January 2017, a scheduled public ferry carrying passengers from Cat Ba Island to Hai Phong Harbor, Vietnam made contact with a bridge pylon. The accident resulted in damage to the ferry’s bow, and several seats inside the passenger … Continue reading

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand, with over 26 million foreign entries in 2016, can be a very touristic place to visit. By some accounts, 20% of the Thai GDP is based on tourism (worldwide nations average about 10%). Thailand is often an entry point for all of Asia, a constant revolving door of tourists on short or extended trips. We’re writing this article to help you avoid getting your hand caught in that often dangerous door.

Thailand is a country that can live up to its high expectations and reputation. It really can be paradise. On the other hand, it can be a disappointing place filled with drunken pub crawlers, tourist scams, empty promises and subpar made-for-tourists versions of local dishes. Pad thai made with instant noodles? You’ll find it all over Phuket and Koh Samui. If you venture past the tourists districts, the food ... Read More »

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Vietnam Music Monday: “A Change Is Gonna Come”

Vietnam Music Monday: “A Change Is Gonna Come”

by Newseum @ Vietnam War – Newseum

Each Monday, we feature a song from the Vietnam era that’s part of our “Reporting Vietnam” exhibit. Today: a song performed only once that became an anthem for the civil rights movement.
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3 Reasons To Visit Hokkaido in October

by Super Value Tours @ Super Value Tours | Blog

Hokkaido: often referred to as Japan’s ‘untamed wilderness’, it is the northernmost island and largest prefecture of Japan. Super Value Tours is making only one Hokkaido tour to this unique location available in 2015: October 2nd – October 10th. Traveling to Hokkaido during Fall is the perfect opportunity to experience the region’s beautiful Fall foliage. In addition, […]

New Year, New Tour!

by Super Value Tours @ Super Value Tours | Blog

We’re excited to announce our newest destination for 2016- CHINA! Our 12 Day Golden China program will include the must see cities of Biejing and Xian, then continue to explore China’s natural wonders in Huanglong and Jiuzhaigou National Park, before finishing with a visit to the Panda Reserve Center in Chengdu. A key difference between our […]

North Vietnam Photo Tour – Mr. Kieron Nelson Review

by admin @

Date: 6 – 25 Sep 2017 | Party of 1 passenger: Mr. Kieron Nelson (Toronto, Canada) | 10-day North Vietnam Photo Tour This is a follow up to my posting of April 23 2017 Finally recovered from a seventeen hour flight from Toronto to Hanoi via Taipei. Devastating flooding had occurred two weeks before my scheduled […]

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Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Overview

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Overview

by Kelly @ Traveling Tall [Blog] - Tall Girl Travels

Overview of accommodations and things to do in Ubud, Bali

Son Doong Cave from Word Viet Nam

by Ngoc Nguyen @ Oxalis Adventure Tours

Reporting Vietnam: David Hume Kennerly

by Newseum @ Vietnam War – Newseum

Photographer David Hume Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his dramatic images capturing the quieter moments of war.
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Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures – Vietnam Motorcycle Tours

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

VIETNAM MOTORCYCLE TOURS Motorcycle tours are probably the best way to see this fascinating country without a doubt. When you are on two wheels, you see, experience, smell and live a real life. Therefore, more and more people are doing this now. We take every detail seriously, considering like we are in your position. With us, you have a choice from the widest range of motorcycle holidays or vacations in Hanoi. This also means our prices work with a very wide budget range depending on the type of bike and tour you book. Our goal is to offer the best quality of services and show YOU a REAL VIETNAM. Below are three different motorbike tour packages we provide, all run by the professional staff and guides. 1. Fully Guided Motorcycle Adventures This is best for riders who want to experience Vietnam without worrying about things on the road. You ride while we work! [ More details ] 2. Semi-guided Motorbike Tours (Bikes & Guide) If you want more flexibility and freedom then take this. Our guide will take care of routing, timing, bike repairs, and reservation. You just choose and pay what you want to spend. [ More details ] 3. Self-guided Motorbike And Motor-scooter Vacation (Bike Rentals) Manage everything on your own while riding is part of the fun for adventure-born riders. Rent our motorbikes and challenge yourselves. At least you have to be at the intermediate level, not novice riders or beginners. [ More details ] Our Team Offroad Vietnam office is right in the heart of the Old Quarter in Hanoi, the country’s capital city, in North Vietnam. Run and owned by two Vietnamese motorcycle enthusiasts since December 2006, founder Anh Wu has been working in responsible tourism for the past 20 years and co-owner Tony Nguyen who has been leading motorbike tours for over 10 years and knows every corner of Vietnam. Unlike other operators, both of us have an extensive understanding of our Honda bikes and work on the bikes ourselves. Office staff speaks very good English and is quick with email responses. Our services were highly recommended in the Lonely Planet 2009 & 2012 edition as well as many international magazines, newspapers, travel books etc. about motorcycling in Asia. Please click here for more information. Let’s roll, get it wild and ride snaking roads first hand! Last but not least, we support local business and communities through guided and semi-guided motorcycle excursions by bringing groups to local finest restaurants, hotels, and homestays. This contributes directly your Dollars to aid poor families, eating delicacies and hotels to improve the life of local people in remote areas which few tourism activities exist. Come and give a supporting hand together with us. Why Offroad Vietnam? Our services were highly recommended in the Lonely Planet 2009 & 2012 edition as well as many international magazines, newspapers, travel books etc. about motorcycling in Asia. Please click here for more information. Let’s rev up & hit the road, get it wild and ride snaking roads first hand! Offroad Vietnam Motorcycle Tours offers you a tour of a lifetime. No matter what your riding experience is, there’s always a solution to our riding lesson to help you confident with Vietnamese scary traffic. Offroad Vietnam Motorcycle Tours is 100% Vietnamese owned, managed and operated which means all your money stays in Vietnam. Our price options are flexible and work with different budgets, starting from at least 15$US/day. We believe in putting the money back into the Vietnamese community. We are the first and original tour operator in North Vietnam running our own Japanese Honda high capacity bikes. If you want to experience a bike tour that you will never forget then this is the right place for you. How We Ride Vietnam is an exciting, interesting, dynamic and colourful place that has no equal. Steeped in history, it is not only beautiful (with lush tropical forests and beautiful beaches to breathtaking mountain areas abundant in wildlife in the Central and North areas) but rich in ways that must be experienced to be appreciated. For the first time, it is now possible to see this vibrant country on an amazing Motorcycle Group Tour with Road bikes, Dirt bikes, and Scooters. We currently offer several tour packages of up to 6 bikes per guide with our own fleet of 110cc – 250cc from just one day to say, as long as you want to ride. We are more than happy to discuss ‘Custom-Made’ tours for groups of 4 or more. Veterans tours are most welcome.

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Walking Tours for March and April | Country Walkers

Walking Tours for March and April | Country Walkers


Country Walkers

The best Country Walkers trips to take in march and April

Get Farming Experience with Dalat Garden Tours

by admin @

Dalat in Vietnam gains fame as the “City Of Flowers,” “Foggy City,” or even “Sakura Land,” thanks to a mild climate and fresh air all year round. Wandering around fresh fruit and vegetable gardens is likely to be a new hot trend that attracts a large number of visitors every year. With a big advantage […]

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Where To Explore by 24: Halong Bay BUFFALO!

by Ashley Beiser @ vbh – Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

From Where To Explore by 24, public on 12 April 2015     Halong Bay is a must-see destination in Vietnam. A four hour bus ride from Hanoi, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is filled with thousands of limestone karst made … Continue reading

Happy Holidays!

by Super Value Tours @ Super Value Tours | Blog

  From Everyone at Super Value Tours, we would like to wish all of our readers a happy holiday season and prosperous 2016! We look forward to hosting you on tour and providing more information on Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam. Happy Holidays! The Super Value Team

Summer Special Offer! The Hanoi to Saigon Buffalo Run

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

  We couldn’t be prouder of our Hanoi to Saigon Buffalo Run. Taking you to everywhere that makes Vietnam so damn great, many years of hard work have gone into designing this adventure. And this summer we are offering an … Continue reading

Vietnam and Cambodia Tours Highlight Magical Sights and Recent Past - Global Observer

Vietnam and Cambodia Tours Highlight Magical Sights and Recent Past - Global Observer


Global Observer

To share that appreciation, Global Connections Inc. Travel Agent Marsha C. told us about her 10-day tour in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Top Churches in Vietnam for Meaningful Christmas Eve

by admin @

Vietnam has several top churches for foreigners and locals to celebrate Merry Christmas. Christmas is the ideal time for the Christians to show off their great faith in their God and for the non-Christians to gather and memorize the last moments at the end of the year. Although this event has not been traditionally celebrated […]

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Dream Depart Discover: HA LONG BAY CASTAWAYS TOUR – 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

by Ashley Beiser @ vbh – Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

From Dream Depart Discover, on JANUARY 27 by Aaron Bishop The Ha Long Bay Castaways Tour, put simply, is a 3-day booze cruise around one of the most incredible UNESCO natural wonders of the world. It offers young backpackers (mostly), the opportunity to … Continue reading

About Us – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

ABOUT OFFROAD VIETNAM This page provides details you need to know about Offroad Vietnam Adventures. Based on these details you can decide to lead you on Vietnam motorbike adventures. The Owners Offroad Vietnam®, clearly says what it does and has the true ring of adventure. So there’s no mistaking it for any other company, either. The two owners are Anh WU (full name Vu The Anh, speaks English) who has had over 20 years experience working in tourism and Tony NGUYEN who has been leading trips for over 10 years. Our company will remain 100% Vietnamese run and owned. When you travel with Offroad Vietnam®, you’re not just customers but also friends. Unlike overseas-based tourism companies, every Dollar you spend on the trip stays in Vietnam. We don’t have fancy offices or pay high commissions. However, we believe in putting the money back into the Vietnamese community. If you need any reference, comments, and reviews about our motorcycle tours and rentals, please have a look here. Offroad Vietnam® is a registered trade name number 93860 on December 25th, 2006 issued by National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam. The Motorcycles. Do You Want A Reliable Honda? We are the first and the only touring company in Northern Vietnam offering Vietnam motorcycling on real road Honda GL Pro 160cc. Upgrade to Honda XR250 dirt bikes is also available at an additional cost. These bikes are between 1998 and 2005 models. They are of course much more reliable than the Russian or Chinese bikes many companies are still using. You can check why our customers liked them here. They not only offer you power and smooth operation but also guarantee a trouble-free and safe trip with disc brake(s). We own these bikes, maintain them ourselves and don’t use rental bikes from any company. Rental bikes are ridden by riders of all skill levels and are usually older or lower in quality. This is a very big difference that many companies do not mention about the rental bikes they use. The Guides First and foremost, Offroad Vietnam® is backed up by a team of guides who have many years touring on motorcycles, are highly appreciated by our clients. These guys are well recognized by most of travellers on motorcycles to Vietnam. Services We Offer Below is a wide range of adventures, mainly off-road tours in Vietnam: motorcycle tours; 4×4 tours; train tours; trekking; cruising and kayaking. People do have different expectations, therefore some classic tours are available at: transvietnam; classic group tours. Budget travellers who want to travel on their own can also rent motorbikes, motorcycles and 4×4 vehicles from us here. Festivals are a big part of life in Vietnam, we offer you the opportunity to take part in these parties here every year. For the most extreme off-road touring, together we can design an itinerary like no other here. To offer even more flexibility and extension to your tour, we connect tours with Sinhbalo Adventures who offers biking and cycling rides, Motorbike Thailand for enduro touring on modern road bikes, Dancing Roads for motocross adventures and James Barbush in Laos. With this special cooperation, you can book one long tour just through one click and leave the rest to us. Our team has been offering motorbike tours for women since 2007. In fact, these tours are with slower riding and more stops so you can meet and talk with local people. Always keep in mind that all our tours and/or proposals can be customized before and during the journey, taking into account road and weather conditions as well as your riding ability and changes in your expectations. Information The webmasters at Offroad Vietnam work around the clock to upload the latest information about travelling in Vietnam, tours with places still available. We own a really big database of over 150 tours and thousands of photos and video shot on the roads which enable us to design and send you a virtual tour shortly we receive your inquiry. We have been trying to create one of the most interactive websites for touring Vietnam. You can read what experience and/or thoughts the most recent customers said about our tours and/or services. In fact, they are provided “as is” and we don’t alter anything at all. A detailed FAQs page is the first thing you can check before sending an inquiry to save your time and ours. Support Offroad Vietnam provides riding lesson for riders who want to flow with Vietnamese traffic for 30 USD per person. After one to two hours, most of our customers handle the crazy traffic well. The most important things are confidence and the passion to ride! This lesson is only available for guided tour clients. For independent riders, we provide rental services at reasonable prices. We also provide free broadband Internet access and photo burning on CDs or DVDs to our clients. All the photos will be backed up on our hard disk and you can get them back anytime if you lose your camera or your memory card is lost or damaged. If we ever use any of these photos, we will ask for the permission and credit the owner.

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How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Vietnam is a country that runs on coffee. There is a cafe on just about every block in Saigon and Hanoi and they’re packed most of the day with a mix of locals leisurely sipping away enjoying the day and others grabbing a quick fix on their way to wherever they’re headed. The cafe culture in Saigon is why it’s one of our favorite cities in the world. To see the list of our favorite Saigon cafes, check out our post on it.

Coffee is brewed differently in Vietnam. It’s sort of a mix between the French press and pourover methods and despite producing great coffee, it’s surprisingly “low tech”. You won’t see any chem-lab looking siphons or giant blown-glass drip towers. Coffee is brewed in a little metal filter called a “phin”. Grounds go in, water goes in, and coffee ... Read More »

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Super Value Tours Awarded 2016 Taiwan Tourism Award

by admin @ Super Value Tours | Blog

We have exciting news to share – we’ve been honored with the 2016 Taiwan Tourism Award! Esther Lin, General Manager of our Canada office accepted the award in Taipei on Feb 9th, 2017. Here’s a photo from the event:   Taiwan’s visitor arrivals passed the 10 million mark in 2016 and the Taiwan Tourism Bureau recognized […]

Key Ingredients in Vietnamese Food

by Stephen @ Vietnam Tour

It can be said that Vietnamese cuisine is one of the most unique and diverse cuisines in the world. Many tourists after travelling and tasting a large number of different [...]

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Reporting Vietnam: Beverly Deepe

by Newseum @ Vietnam War – Newseum

Beverly Deepe was the first woman to be a full-time correspondent in Vietnam.
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Reporting Vietnam: Bob Schieffer

by Newseum @ Vietnam War – Newseum

In 1965, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram sent 28-year-old Bob Schieffer to write about hometown heroes in Vietnam.
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My Motorbike Tour of Vietnam – An adventure like no other

My Motorbike Tour of Vietnam – An adventure like no other


The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

I wanted to make the most of life before turning 30 so following in the footsteps of TopGear a motorbike tour of Vietnam from Saigon to Hanoi seemed fitting

Massenet Première in Saïgon, 1900

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

From Le Ménestrel, journal de musique, 30 December 1900. A first in Saigon!  The new Saigon Theatre, a marvel of architecture inaugurated earlier this year, recently presented the première of La Navarraise, the poignant lyrical drama by Jules Massenet. Great success! Our brave soldiers, just returned from the campaign in China, were thus able to experience a […]

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New York City Christmas – 10 Great Things to See in the City

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

Who doesn't want to celebrate Christmas in New York? It seems that every great Christmas movie or memory of ours is somehow associated with NYC. When IHG© Rewards Club  asked us where we'd like to spend our last trip of the year, we suggested the Big Apple. A New York City Christmas celebration has always been our […]

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Sapa Soup

by Monika Czerveniak @ Chowdown Vietnam Food Tour

Monika, is a name, Vietnamese can pronounce well and there it was ! It was a bit chaotic with hundreds of sleepy travelers disembarking,...

The Hungry Ghost Festival…What is it??

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Today marks an important event in the Lunar Calendar – The Ghost Festival or Hungry Ghost Festival! This festival typically starts from the 7th month in the Lunar Calendar and on the 15th Day, and lasts for a month. Why … Continue reading

2016 Cherry Blossom Tour Dates Announced!

by Super Value Tours @ Super Value Tours | Blog

When is Cherry Blossom Season in Japan? Seeing thousands of pink blossoms blanketing the picturesque Japanese scenery is definitely a once in a lifetime experience. In Japan’s most visited destinations (Tokyo, Kyoto, & Osaka) Cherry blossom season takes place in Japan each year, beginning at the end of March and lasting through mid to late […]

“Saigon Life,” from Société de géographie de Lille, January 1883

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Life in Saigon changes little from day to day. Indeed, it will be much the same tomorrow as it was today and yesterday. The days when the Messageries Maritimes courrier vessel arrives from France are without doubt the most interesting days for everyone in this town. The arrival of the courrier vessel within sight of […]

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Therapy Pool Makes a Big Splash

by becky @ Vietnam Friendship Village Project USA

This post is adapted from an original news story written by Friendship Village Physiotherapist Phan Van Thien. Since opening its doors on March 18, 1998, the Vietnam Friendship Village (VFV) has stood as a living symbol of international friendship and solidarity. International support continues to make good things happen at the Friendship Village. Thanks to […]

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