Tips For Booking A Halong Bay Tour, Vietnam

Heading to Vietnam?  If so, a tour of Halong Bay in the country’s northeast is likely to be a highlight of your itinerary. But if you’ve started to look into it at all, you may have noticed that the number of options available is simply mind-boggling.

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5 Best Beaches Away From The Crowds In Asia

Psst…heading to Asia and wondering where the best beaches to relax are, away from the crowds?  Looking for something low-key and beautiful? In 2011, while my family and I spent 12 months backpacking through 8 countries in Southeast Asia, including Sri Lanka and India, we had our fair share of...

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5 Strict Countries and Their Visa Requirements

Travel can make you feel liberated, but one thing often squashes that sense of freedom the minute you land at your destination: visa requirements. It’s a breeze getting into countries like Thailand, where you don’t need a visa, but Vietnam is another story.

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The Road to Hell; Sapa to Laos

After several days in the mountains of northern Vietnam at the lovely town of Sapa, it was time to turn my attention to Laos. The options were limited; I could head back to Hanoi on the night train and fly or bus it from there, expensive, or I could go...

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Sapa in the Clouds

The heat of south and central Vietnam is oppressive, only the cool of an air-conditioned room can assuage it but what then of seeing the country and the sights you have travelled thousands of miles to see? Well, one has to suck it up and sweat like the rest of...

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Hanging out in Hoi An

Having just spent far too long in Nha Trang than was justified, any more than a day in my opinion, I was happy to drag myself off the express train as it pulled into Da Nang Station.

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