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    VIETNAMESE FOOD GUIDE – OUR FAVORITE DISHES AND WHERE TO EAT THEM

    Vietnamese food is very peculiar and unique. Generally speaking it’s quite local and can be very different from north to south, but there are some exceptions like Phở soup and Bành Mi (the bread baguette “imported” by the French) that are widespread throughout the whole country. Also, some cities have their own specialties that can be found there only! Vietnamese cuisine is considered one of the healthiest in the world, due to minimal use of dairy and oil, and reliance on vegetables and herbs including lemongrass, coriander (we truly hate coriander!) ginger and mint . That’s why it is unusual to see fat Vietnamese people! Therefore we decided to put down…

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    9 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN HOI AN, VIETNAM

    Considered the most charming and romantic town in Vietnam, Hoi An is one of the most visited places and a must for travelers. Don’t be scared by the amount of tourists in the town centre, there’s much to do also around Hoi An, don’t just stick to the main road! Hoi An is easy to reach and well serviced, especially via Da Nang city just 25 km north. You can fly to Da Nang or get there by train from Hanoi/Hue, and then continue to Hoi An by bus or taxi. Coming from south, there are also direct buses, if you are up for a long long journey. We always…

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    VIETNAM – OUR 1-MONTH ITINERARY GUIDE

    Having lived for two years in amazing Vietnam, we had the chance to visit several different destinations throughout the country. Since not everyone has the possibility to travel for several months, we’ve created two Vietnam itineraries: one listing the alternative locations for the most adventurers who have more time and are willing to explore secluded areas (this very post you’re reading), and the other featuring traditional spots for shorter trips (you can check out here our 2-week Vietnam itinerary guide). THE MOST AUTHENTIC VIETNAM – ITINERARY If you’re looking for the most authentic experience in Vietnam, this is the itinerary you need! We’ve travelled to all these places (except for Phu…

  • VIETNAM – OUR TWO-WEEK ITINERARY GUIDE

    As those of you who follow us on social media know, we lived for two years in amazing Vietnam. Assuming that not everyone has the possibility to travel for several months, we’ve created two Vietnam guides: one listing the traditional spots for shorter trips (this very post you’re reading), and the other featuring alternative locations for the most adventurers willing to explore secluded areas (you can check out here our 1-month itinerary guide to Vietnam). THE HIGHLIGHTS OF VIETNAM       This is the perfect itinerary for a 2-week trip to Vietnam. Travelling to these places will allow you to have an insight of the Vietnamese culture, history and…

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    TOP 10 MUST SEE PLACES IN DANANG, VIETNAM

    DaNang is fastly becoming the perfect half way spot between the Northern capital Hanoi and the opposite far end Ho Chi Minh. DaNang International Airport is well linked to the two main Vietnamese cities with everyday flights, and is currently developing its International destinations, that now include direct flights from Hong-Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur. Da Nang train station is linked to the reunification line that connects Vietnam from North to South, and buses travel to and from all the main cities. The Da Nang-Hue train route is one of the most scenic of the country, you can read more about it in our dedicated post. HERE’S WHAT TO…