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Recommended Route through Vietnam during 15 days

by Vietnam Drive @ Vietnam car rental with driver

If you want to find the route through Vietnam during 15 days, Vietnam Drive will suggest you the journeys as below. You can modify this trip or ask us to…

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PM Phuc arrives in New York

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

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

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 2: South Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

In this, the second part of our two-part series on avoiding common tourist scams in Vietnam, we focus on popular tourist destinations in the south of the country. Saigon, Nha Trang and Hoi An all have their fair share of scams and safety hazards that travelers should be aware of. (Read Part 1 of this series…

A Guide to the Least Visited Countries Tour

by Zoe @ Young Pioneer Tours

I’d been looking to ways of visiting some of the least visited countries in the world, and more importantly working out the logistics of running such a tour for quite a while. So in October of 2017 I was really proud to announce our 2017 edition of the tour, which would involve us starting in […]

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The Best Tours in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog

The Best Tours in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog


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We have compiled a list of the best and most unique ways to experience Vietnam's landscape, environment and culture.

3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Although we are very proud of the acclaim our tours have received over the years, we realize that they are not suitable for everyone. These are the 3 main reasons we think some guests should not book our tours: If you are looking for a typical food tour – All the dishes and stops on the “Foodie” tour are carefully curated to…

An Giang: Four jailed for anti-State propaganda

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Vuong Van Tha (Source: VNA) An Giang (VNA) –The An Giang provincial People’s Court on January 23 sent four men to jail for “conducting propaganda against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” under Clause 2 of Article 88 of the 2009 Penal Code. Vuong Van Tha, 49, from Vinh Hau commune, An Phu […]

How to go from Hanoi to Hue City

by Vietnam Drive @ Vietnam car rental with driver

It is because that many tourists ask about how to travel from Hanoi to Hue City. Today, Vietnam Drive will guide you some ways to travel from Hanoi to Hue,…

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Pyongyang Marathon FAQ

by Zoe @ Young Pioneer Tours

What is the Pyongyang Marathon? Tell me more! What is the Pyongyang Marathon? The Pyongyang Marathon is formally known in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) as the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon. It is held every year on the Sunday before the President Kim Il Sung’s birthday (April 15th). This year’s […]

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How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 1: North Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Generally, Vietnam is a very safe country in which to travel. Compared to most major tourist cities in the West – Paris, London, New York, Rome – the streets of Vietnam’s urban centers are much less threatening. However, in some of the more popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, there are a handful of tourist scams and…

Vietnam Veterans of America members honored

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

 A VVA representative hands over dossiers of Vietnamese martyrs to veterans of Quang Nam province (Photo: VNA) VUFO Vice President and Secretary General Don Tuan Phong said the VVA has handed over to the Defense Ministry of Vietnam 300 dossiers and other information on 12,000 Vietnamese soldiers who died or went missing during the war, and […]

YPT Announcement: New Eastern European Office, Varna

by Zoe @ Young Pioneer Tours

After months of planning, YPT are happy to announce the opening of our new European office located in Varna, Bulgaria! Taking note of increasing customer demands and requirements, our European base will be called Soviet Wastelands. Overlooking the stunning Black sea coast, it is designed to expand the Soviet Europe sector of YPT tours, overhauling […]

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ROK province sets up representative office in Vietnam

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

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

Transitting Through Tirana to Podgorica

by Zoe @ Young Pioneer Tours

After shadowing the 2017 YPT Eurasian Adventure Tour as part of our research trip for Pioneer Media we needed to split from the group in Tirana and literally race to Podgorica, the capital city of Montenegro, before jumping on the morning train from Podgorica to Belgrade (the YPT group would be taking the night train). […]

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5 days in Hanoi and the North Vietnam for what to do

5 days in Hanoi and the North Vietnam for what to do


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Day 1: Explore the history and daily life in Hanoi The Museums of Women & Vietnam Museum of Ethnology Hoan Kiem Lake & Ngoc Son Temple The Literature of Temple…

Beat winter blues with the delicious bánh khúc

Beat winter blues with the delicious bánh khúc


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Hà Nội’s winter is said to be incomplete without savouring bánh khúc or xôi khúc.  

A Travel Guide to Tarawa, Kiribati

by Zoe @ Young Pioneer Tours

Ever heard of Tarawa? Tarawa is the capital “island” of the Republic of Kiribati. Not so fun fact, the country might not exist in 20 years if we don’t fix global warming! Ok gloom aside, let’s talk about the place. The Republic of Kiribati was once a major battlefield during WW2, with the place being […]

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XO Tours in Hanoi

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi, and it’s unlikely we ever will. So why the misleading blog title? We felt the need to write this blog post to protect our brand, so that when our valued guests search for XO Tours they will know that XO Tours only operates out of Ho Chi Minh City…

Vietnam’s aquatic product exports hit US$2.8 billion

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

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

North Korea Travel and Tourism | Young Pioneer Tours

North Korea Travel and Tourism | Young Pioneer Tours


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Young Pioneer Tours specialise in taking you to North Korea and other worldwide “destinations your mother would rather you stay away from” at budget prices. We combine the best guides in the industry with expert local knowledge and contacts to ensure your adventure is an unparalleled one. Don’t be a face in the crowd; be …

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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The Ultimate Hanoi Shopping Guide – What to buy and where to buy it

by Graham Stein @ XO Tours Blog

We wrote a very popular shopping article focused on Ho Chi Minh City 2 years ago, and have since had many requests for a similar piece for Hanoi. Shopping posts are difficult to do however, because there are so many unique things that you can buy in Vietnam that it’s impossible to include everything in a single article. We…

Travel to Vietnam in December

by Vietnam Drive @ Vietnam car rental with driver

December is starting for tourist season in Vietnam for foreign tourists. The weather conditions in the north and south, as well as in central regions are cool although it often…

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5 days in Hanoi and the North Vietnam for what to do

by Vietnam Drive @ Vietnam car rental with driver

Day 1: Explore the history and daily life in Hanoi The Museums of Women & Vietnam Museum of Ethnology Hoan Kiem Lake & Ngoc Son Temple The Literature of Temple…

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European firms stay positive on Vietnam’s business climate

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

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

Vietnam international visitor figures down for May

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

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

13 Things You Must Do in Vietnam – Vietnam Bucket List

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

From exploring the depths of a mysterious subterranean world to bargaining in a Mekong market, from sleeping under a bamboo roof in the mountains to scaling waterfalls in the Central Highlands, Vietnam is bursting with exciting things to do. In this XO blog post we outline the very best activities across the country – from…

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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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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Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is seeing more and more visitors each year, with the actual number of tourists per year reaching well over 6 million.  Some areas in Vietnam, such as Halong Bay, Sapa, and Hoi An, are very beautiful but also packed with tourists year round.  Fortunately, if you want to get away from the crowds, you…

Vietnam Airlines plans more flights to Changzhou on U23 Vietnam’s final

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Le Quang Hai scores two goals in the semi-final match against Qatar (Source: AFC) Hanoi (VNA) – The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines plans to add two return flights between Hanoi and HCM City and Changzhou city, Jiangsu province, China, on January 27 when U23 Vietnam play a final match against Uzbekistan of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) […]

PM hails journalists’ contributions to creating public trust

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

 PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (front row, center) meets Vietnam’s media representatives in Hanoi on January 22, 2018.  He made the remark at his meeting with leaders of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Communication and Education, the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA), and press agencies. The PM said the media […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Vietnam Visas

by Scott Jones @ XO Tours Blog

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any…

Vietnam wants closer defence training cooperation with India

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

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

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Transnistria (and why you should visit)

by Zoe @ Young Pioneer Tours

Many years ago Young Pioneer Tours were the first ever company to bring a tour group to Transnistria, or as the cool kids call it the Prednistrovie Moldovan Republic (PMR). Since then we have fallen in love with the country somewhat, now sending 4-5 tours to Tiraspol every year, as well as numerous independent trips […]

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Riding a Mil-Mi 17 Helicopter over Pyongyang

by Zoe @ Young Pioneer Tours

Riding a Soviet-era Mil-Mi 17 helicopter over Pyongyang. Never thought I’d be ticking this one off the bucket list, but here we are! Seeing the capital of Pyongyang from the top of the Juche Tower is one thing, but seeing the northern rural areas of Pyongyang transform from frozen farmyards and rice fields into the […]

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The Best Day Trips from Hanoi

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Beware! XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi. If you book with a tour operator in Hanoi that claims to be XO Tours, you have been defrauded! Hanoi sits on a bend in the Red River. To the south and east lies the watery world of the Red River Delta, where farms and villages continue as…

Which is the best month to travel to Vietnam?

by Vietnam Drive @ Vietnam car rental with driver

Vietnam is located in the tropical zone with warm weather in general. Its climate is different from the North to the South and from month to month. Thus, it is…

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Traveling to Brod, Kosovo

by Zoe @ Young Pioneer Tours

Eight years ago whilst exploring Kosovo, and trying to decide what to include on YPT’s inaugural Eurasian Adventure Tour, I got to reading about a village called Brod in what was at the time the worlds newest country, Kosovo. Brod is a village of about 900 houses situated in the far south of Kosovo and […]

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What’s it like to visit the world’s least visited country, Nauru?

by Zoe @ Young Pioneer Tours

In case you’ve been sitting under a rock for the last few months, or worse still do not read the many blogs that YPT write, then you should be aware that not only is Nauru the least visited country on earth, but that YPT not only planned to visit here on our inaugural “least visited […]

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Indian ambassador calls Vietnam a focus of India’s Act East policy

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

 Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Parvathaneni Harish speaks at a conference in Vietnam on August 25, 2016 (baotintuc.vn) Ambassador Harish said he sees a huge potential for bilateral relations, especially since they were elevated to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. He said Vietnam and India are making an effort to reach a trade target of 15 billion […]

How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

As tourists, Ho Chi Minh City can seem very centralized because not only are many of the tourist attractions around District 1, the centre of the city, but this district is also quite compact.  However, with 24 districts, the city is actually very spread out and some of the other districts are more than twice…

A Travel Guide to Majuro, the Marshall Islands

by Zoe @ Young Pioneer Tours

Ever heard of Majuro? Majuro is the capital “island” of the Marshall Islands. That’s right, the Republic of the Marshall Islands is that cool, that they have a capital island instead of a capital city! The Republic of The Marshall Islands were once a major battlefield during WW2, before becoming an American colony before getting […]

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