- Top Most Famous Temples & Historical Sites in VietnamThe Cao Dai Holy See
The spiritual home base of the Cao Dai religion, a unique contemporary faith, the Holy See is a fantasyland of colored mosaics and elaborates painting. Followers are dressed in white turbans during the picturesque daily proces Posted by Tuyen Nguyen in Highlight in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia | Aug 8, 2014
- Cha Ca La Vong – La Vong Grilled Fish[b]Fried fish nowadays have appeared in some big cities, but the "essence" of this specialty in Hanoi still has its own style and characteristics. The fresh meals in the warm family, the meals with friends who used to wander along the Posted by Tuyen Nguyen in Highlight in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia | Aug 7, 2014
- The Best of the Outdoors Activities in Vietnam Kayaking in Halong Bay
Often in conjunction with luxury cruises, kayaking in Halong Bay means going through low caves at low tide to get to the collapsed center of huge limestone and volcanic rings, where walls of jungle 4 vegetation Posted by Tuyen Nguyen in Highlight in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia | Aug 6, 2014
- The Best Beaches in Vietnam Nha Trang Beach
Vietnam’s Ocean is very crowded in the summertime with domestic tourists, but it’s a great escape. The city has a few worthy sights otherwise a cluttered market town but there are some great new resorts and the Posted by Tuyen Nguyen in Highlight in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia | Aug 6, 2014
- The Best Experiences in VietnamStreet Food:
“Real" Vietnamese food is best at street side or in small market areas, and though it might be a little grungy or oil-putting to some, dining alfresco in old Indochina offers the most authentic and delicious meals. Prepare Posted by Tuyen Nguyen in Highlight in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia | Aug 6, 2014
- Hanoi “pho” – Noodle Soup“Pho”-noodle soup can be seen as the most typical dish for Hanoi capital gastronomy. Hanoi Pho appeared from early 20th century with such names as Pho Thin, Pho Giang, Pho Dong My street vendors...
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- Hanoi Gastronomy[b]Eating as in the North; clothing as in the South, the eating of the North people in general, the Hanoi people in particular for many years now have been summarized to become a familiar fancy word. Those two words Posted by Tuyen Nguyen in Highlight in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia | Aug 5, 2014
- Enjoy "Xoi" Vietnamese steamed sticky rice[b]Stopping by the tree base at the beginning of the hamlet, beside the house in the street, receiving from the vendor a hot, buttery fragranced pack of sticky rice wrapped in a lotus leave, one feels warm inside of a Posted by Tuyen Nguyen in Highlight in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia | Aug 5, 2014
- From Mango Bay back to ... SaigonThis, it seems hard to believe, will likely be my last entry into this travel blog. We've come full circle ... back to Ho Chi Minh City, where we began our trip. Last night, over dinner, we compared notes about Posted by JBrunnee in Vietnam 2014 | Aug 2, 2014
- Vietnam Days 17 and 18On Wednesday we drove north to Danang, Vietnam's 3rd largest city, which we wished we'd had more time to visit. Alas, we were just grabbing a flight on to Ho Chi Minh City (a.k.a. Saigon).
As we drove into HCMC, Posted by Bredwardz in Bredwardz on the Road | Aug 2, 2014
- Lessons from Cu ChiOur last major visit on this trip were the Cu Chi Tunnels, about 1.5 hours outside of Ho Chi Minh City. Our guide and the hotels suggest that residents prefer the city to be called Saigon, but until I Posted by MJMullin in When Historical Stories Meet the Present | Aug 1, 2014
- Days 15-16We spent the night at a resort on Lang Co beach. It was something of an odd place. When Justin checked in, he was urged to upgrade our room for $40. He refused and was in turn offered the upgrade Posted by Bredwardz in Bredwardz on the Road | Aug 1, 2014
- Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, VietnamI (Greg) first read about Phong Nha in an article by The New York Times entitled 52 places to go in 2014, published in January. At number 8 was Quang Binh province, Vietnam or more specifically, Son Doong cave in Posted by gregandissy in There and back again | Jul 31, 2014
- Vietnam Day 14After careful research, Justin selected his next golf destination, the Lagunda Lang Co resort further south down the coast from Hue. As much fun as the last solo hiking adventure had been, I decided to book a group tour this Posted by Bredwardz in Bredwardz on the Road | Jul 31, 2014
- Phu Quoc Island - Mango BayAnother early morning ... but the girls were real troopers ... ready for the flight from Hue to Saigon and then to Phu Quoc
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- Ha Long Bay[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/666235/DSC_ Posted by bloorsontour in Bloors on Tour | Jul 29, 2014
- Hanoi[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/666235/1BE1EB1F2219AC6817F7 Posted by bloorsontour in Bloors on Tour | Jul 29, 2014
- Vietnam Days 12-13Our next move was via train to Hue (pronounced Hway), about 1.5 hours south down the coast. Hue sits on the Perfume River and was the seat of the Ngyuen empire during the 19th and 20th centuries.
By the time Posted by Bredwardz in Bredwardz on the Road | Jul 29, 2014
- Various ...Over the last couple of days around Hue, there were so many moments worth capturing ... I'll just draw out a few the recurrent themes.
First ... sisters ...
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- Around HueWhat an action packed day around Hue, the Imperial City, declared the national capital in 1802 by Ngyuen Anh, who also declared himself the first ruler of the Nguyen Dynasty while he was at it - Gia Long (Noa Posted by JBrunnee in Vietnam 2014 | Jul 28, 2014
- An Unexpected DiscoveryI am not a veteran; I am not responsible for the decision's my government made nearly 50 years ago. I am, however, a citizen of that country, and that means I have made an unexpected discovery. I Posted by MJMullin in When Historical Stories Meet the Present | Jul 28, 2014
- Same, Same--only different[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/688129/Cathedral_of_Notre_Dame.jpg thumb=http://photos.tr Posted by MJMullin in When Historical Stories Meet the Present | Jul 27, 2014
- HueJust a quick post for today. We had another early morning, to make our flight to Hue. Here's what Noa thought of Breakfast at 6:30 ...
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- Phong Nha caving[img=http:/ Posted by bloorsontour in Bloors on Tour | Jul 27, 2014
- Hoi An to Hue via Danang[img=http: Posted by bloorsontour in Bloors on Tour | Jul 27, 2014