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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

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

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) […]

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

New price applied for Halong Bay tour

by Hanoi Youth Hostel @ Hanoi Youth Hostel

From 1/4/2017, all Halong Bay tours will increase US$10/pax/tour according to new policy of Halong local authority.   We guarantee that the prices we offer are the best in Old Quarter with the same or even better quality compared with...

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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

4‑H National Youth Science Day: Kid-Friendly Wearable Tech

by Kittrina Thompson @ 4-H

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4‑H Youth in Action: A Family Tradition for Staying Active

by Bryanne Sanchez @ 4-H

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2017 4‑H National Youth Science Day: Year 10 Recap

by Kittrina Thompson @ 4-H

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ASEAN Youth Exchange on Education 2017 in Vietnam

ASEAN Youth Exchange on Education 2017 in Vietnam


Youth Opportunities

ASEAN citizens between the ages 15-30, full- time undergraduate students are eligible to apply.

50 years after key Vietnam battles, Mattis seeks closer ties

50 years after key Vietnam battles, Mattis seeks closer ties


National Post

WASHINGTON — A half-century after the Tet Offensive punctured American hopes of victory in Vietnam, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting the former enemy in search of a different kind of …

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 […]

50 Unique Things To Do In Vietnam - Journalist On The Run

50 Unique Things To Do In Vietnam - Journalist On The Run


Journalist On The Run

From kayaking through caves in Halong Bay to eating mysterious food in Hanoi and bonding with hill tribes in Sapa, here's 50 unique things to do in Vietnam.

Vietnam Hero

by sheryl shafer @ vietnam tours – Essential History Expeditions

50 years ago last week Father Angelo Litecky, priest of 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry, earned the Medal of Honor for his heroism in bringing 20 wounded men to safety in a very tough battle in Bien Hoa. The article in the link below tells the incredible story. Join us next April 16-29, 2018 as we … Continue reading Vietnam Hero

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Vietnam & the Free World Military Forces

by sheryl shafer @ Essential History Expeditions

On December 12, 1969, a 1,350-man Civic Action Group from the Army of the Philippines, departs South Vietnam. They were part of the Free World Military Forces, an effort by President Johnson to enlist allies for the war. By securing support, Johnson hoped to build an international consensus behind his Vietnam policies. The Philippine unit … Continue reading Vietnam & the Free World Military Forces

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KAPA AND SEYMOUR CONTINUE WINNING STREAK AT MOUNT MAUNGANUI BEACH VOLLEYBALL OPEN

by Phittaya Thongkrua @ Asian Volleyball Confederation – AVC

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, January 22, 2018- Spectators were treated to world-class beach volleyball action in sweltering summer conditions on Mount Maunganui’s Main Beach for the final day of the Mount Maunganui Beach Volleyball Open today. As part of the Volleyball New Zealand National Beach Volleyball Tour, the tournament was the final testing ground ahead […]

Learn about Amazing EHE Tours!

by sheryl shafer @ Essential History Expeditions

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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

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 […]

HANOI – BA BE LAKE DAILY GROUP TOUR 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

by Hanoi Youth Hostel @ Tour in the North of Vietnam – Hanoi Youth Hostel

Ba Be National Park is the largest natural freshwater lake in Vietnam with exceptional fish diversity, a population of langurs, over 200 bird and 350 butterfly species, geological treasures and mature primary limestone forest. In places like this, careless tourism...

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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 […]

Vietnam & the Free World Military Forces

by sheryl shafer @ vietnam tours – Essential History Expeditions

On December 12, 1969, a 1,350-man Civic Action Group from the Army of the Philippines, departs South Vietnam. They were part of the Free World Military Forces, an effort by President Johnson to enlist allies for the war. By securing support, Johnson hoped to build an international consensus behind his Vietnam policies. The Philippine unit … Continue reading Vietnam & the Free World Military Forces

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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 Hero

by sheryl shafer @ Essential History Expeditions

50 years ago last week Father Angelo Litecky, priest of 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry, earned the Medal of Honor for his heroism in bringing 20 wounded men to safety in a very tough battle in Bien Hoa. The article in the link below tells the incredible story. Join us next April 16-29, 2018 as we … Continue reading Vietnam Hero

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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

4‑H Mentoring: Baltimore Mentors Empower Youth Leaders

by Kittrina Thompson @ 4-H

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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

UEFA Champions League - News – UEFA.com

UEFA Champions League - News – UEFA.com


UEFA.com

"Seeing loyal fans who watch the UEFA Champions League every week makes me proud to be here," said Ruud van Nistelrooy as Europe's top club prize visited Vietnam.

Vietnam: Ghosts of Our Fathers

by sheryl shafer @ Essential History Expeditions

By Lt. Col.(ret) Brian M. DeToy, PhD & Sheryl Rankin Shafer Photo Credit: Sheryl Rankin Shafer Vietnam. The word itself conjured up so many images, so many memories for my wife and me. It was associated so deeply with our youth. I was born in 1962 on an Army camp on Okinawa and Sheryl a … Continue reading Vietnam: Ghosts of Our Fathers

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TREKKING AND CYCLING BA BE NATIONAL PARK 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS

by Hanoi Youth Hostel @ Tour in the North of Vietnam – Hanoi Youth Hostel

The 3-day adventure Trekking And Cycling in Ba Be National Park in the north eastern Vietnam. The drive from Hanoi to Ba Be Park takes about 6 hours. You have nearly three days for your active adventure travel holidays, including...

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Halong – Sapa – Hoa Lu 5D/4N tour

by Hanoi Youth Hostel @ Hanoi Youth Hostel

After receiving your great reviews about our tours as well as some suggestions to organize longer tours, we would like to offer to you a Halong bay – Sapa – Hoa Lu 5D/4N tour whi ch take you go the...

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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 […]

HANOI – BA BE LAKE – BAN GIOC WATERFALL 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS

by Hanoi Youth Hostel @ Tour in the North of Vietnam – Hanoi Youth Hostel

Tour itinerary: Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake Day 2: Ba Be – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc waterfall Day 3: Cao Bang – Hanoi Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake (L, D) You will be picked up...

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Egg Coffee – The proud of Hanoi

by Hanoi Youth Hostel @ Hanoi Youth Hostel

Have you ever heard about egg coffee? When you come to Hanoi, please try it one time to see cuisine of Hanoi people 🙂 So delicous The best place to try egg coffee is Giang coffee, located in a small...

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50 years after key Vietnam battles, Mattis seeks closer ties

50 years after key Vietnam battles, Mattis seeks closer ties


Midland Reporter-Telegram

WASHINGTON (AP) - A half-century after the Tet Offensive punctured American hopes of victory in Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting the former enemy in search of a different kind of win: incremental progress as partners in a part of the world the Pentagon has identified as vital for the United States to compete with China and Russia.Mattis, a retired general who entered the Marine Corps during Vietnam but did not serve there, arrived in Indonesia on Monday where he'll spend two days before visiting Hanoi for talks with senior government and military leaders.By coincidence, Mattis will be in Vietnam just days before the 50th anniversary of the communist offensive on Jan.

HIDDEN TRAILS OF BA BE NATIONAL PARK 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS

by Hanoi Youth Hostel @ Tour in the North of Vietnam – Hanoi Youth Hostel

The signature hike of Ba Be National Park threads its way along the spine of the Pia Boc range, traversing passes, alpine lakes, with intimate glimpses of those iconic craggy summits.You will experience boating on the river, hiking through forest,...

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Remarks by President Obama in Address to the People of Vietnam

Remarks by President Obama in Address to the People of Vietnam


whitehouse.gov

National Convention Center Hanoi, Vietnam 12:11 P.M. ICT

Lot Flexi Tour

Lot Flexi Tour


Stray Asia

The Lot is the ultimate flexible adventure tour of Southeast Asia. Let us take you on an unforgettable trip through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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

Vietnam: Ghosts of Our Fathers

by sheryl shafer @ vietnam tours – Essential History Expeditions

By Lt. Col.(ret) Brian M. DeToy, PhD & Sheryl Rankin Shafer Photo Credit: Sheryl Rankin Shafer Vietnam. The word itself conjured up so many images, so many memories for my wife and me. It was associated so deeply with our youth. I was born in 1962 on an Army camp on Okinawa and Sheryl a … Continue reading Vietnam: Ghosts of Our Fathers

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Happy New Year 2017

by Hanoi Youth Hostel @ Hanoi Youth Hostel

Hanoi Youth Hostel wishes a very Happy new year 2017 wishes to all our visitors!!!       We would like to offer you popular tours as the follows: Halong – Sapa – Hoa Lu 5D/4N tour: US$195/pax Halong Bay...

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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

HANOI – BA BE NATIONAL PARK TOUR 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT

by Hanoi Youth Hostel @ Tour in the North of Vietnam – Hanoi Youth Hostel

Ba Be conjures up images of lush forests, shimmering lakes full of fish, mysterious caves and cloud-capped limestone mountains which stand like guardians to this hidden natural kingdom.  This trip takes you deep into Ba Be National Park, Ba Be...

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History of 4‑H National Youth Science Day

by Kittrina Thompson @ 4-H

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Price list of tours – Best price with good/great quality

by Hanoi Youth Hostel @ Hanoi Youth Hostel

We guarantee that the prices we offer are the best in Old Quarter with the same or even better quality compared with other travel agencies We would like to offer you popular tours as the follows: Halong – Sapa –...

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