A Day Trip to Vinh Long Vietnam

From the moment you travel over the magnificent Mỹ Thuận Bridge, crossing the mighty… [more]

A Day Trip to Vinh Long Vietnam A Day Trip to Vinh Long Vietnam

Vietnam Myanmar Visa free Agreement from 26 October

Vietnam and Myanmar will soon in act an agreement to allow visa free entry into each other’s… [more]

Vietnam Myanmar Visa free Agreement from 26 October Vietnam Myanmar Visa free Agreement from 26 October

Single Indochina Visa Option for Thailand Cambodia and Vietnam not Far Away

It looks increasingly likely that Vietnam will join the Indochina visa agreement that… [more]

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Vietnam Airlines Nha Trang Moscow Direct Service is Launched

A direct airline service between Nha Trang and Moscow was launched today by Vietnam Airlines… [more]

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Vietnamese New Year Tet Festival and Dates

Tết Nguyên Đán or simply Tet is Vietnam’s New Year festival and is the most important… [more]

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Etihad Airways Ho Chi Minh City Flights set from October 2013

Etihad Airways will begin Ho Chi Minh City services from 1 October 2013 making Vietnam… [more]

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Vietnam Airlines Baggage Allowances

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Vietnam Travel Guides

Ho Chi Minh City night

Saigon Ho Chi Minh City Travel and Destination Guide

Saigon known today as Ho Chi Minh City and is the largest city in Vietnam which is officially home to nearly 8 million people (in reality it’s a lot more) and is the business and economic capital of Vietnam. Visitors to Ho Chi Minh City will find it a youthful and vibrant and city, that […]

Cai Rang Floating Market Can Tho

Can Tho Travel and Destination Guide

  Can Tho (Cần Thơ) is located 169 Km ( 105 miles) south west of Saigon Ho Chi Minh City and is the main economic hub of Vietnam’s Mekong region, the city is sometimes referred to as Tây Đô or western capital. Population wise Cần Thơ had an estimated population of 1.5 million citizens in […]

Ha Long Bay Boat Tour

Ha Long Bay Vietnam Travel Information

Consider every superlative you know, such as idyllic, mysterious, magnificent, breath taking, beautiful, wonderful, etc. etc. and you are just on the cusp of almost adequately describing the splendour of Ha Long Bay, that means descending dragon bay.  It’s one of those few places, for example, like Uluru (Ayres Rock) in Australia or the Grand […]

Hue Imperial Palace

Experiencing Huế

No trip to Vietnam is complete without visiting Huế (pronounced Way), this home to almost 1 million people who live in the Thừa Thiên-Huế province was once the imperial capital of the Nguyen dynasty and is located on the banks of the aptly named Perfume River.  Nestled roughly halfway along the coast of Vietnam, the […]

Nha Trang Vinpearl Spa and Resort Beach

Nha Trang Travel Information

  If relaxing on beautiful beaches and enjoying swimming and diving are your passions then Nha Trang is the destination for you.  Located on one of the world’s most beautiful bays, Nha Trang Bay, this coastal city that is also the capital of the Khanh Hoa province and home to around 350,000 people, is an […]

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Vinh Long City Vietnam Mekong River Tour

A Day Trip to Vinh Long Vietnam

Vinh Long set on the banks of the Mekong river in southern Vietnam is a travel destination delight, offering travelers a break form the hustle and bustle of Saigon and revealing a more traditional Vietnam that can be missed when only visiting the big cities.

Vietnam Border Crossings

Vietnam shares 13 International border crossings with China, Laos and Cambodia each country and each border crossing has different rules for entering. For instance some border crossings into the same country accept visa on arrival where as others do not therefore it is important to do a little research before venturing too far from the […]

Vietnam China Border Crossings

Vietnam and China share three international border crossings at Mong Cai Dong Hung, Dong Dang Ping Xian, and Lao Cai Hekou. Tips for Vietnam China Border Crossings: Visa on arrival into Vietnam is not available, travellers should ensure they obtain the correct visa before trying to enter Vietnam or risk being turned back at the […]

Vietnam Laos Border Crossings

Vietnam shares six international border crossings with Laos, which are fairly evenly spread along this their borders. Tips for Vietnam Laos Border Crossings Visa on arrival into Laos from Vietnam is available at all border crossings at a cost of US $30-40, which can be paid in Dong, Kip or USD. You will also require […]

Vietnam Cambodia Border Crossings

For travellers wanting a different experience rather than the regular fly-in fly-out trip travelling between Vietnam and Cambodia by bus via one of the Vietnam Cambodia border crossings is a viable option. Another great travel option is travelling from Vietnam to Cambodia (or vice versa) via the Vinh Xuong – Kaam Samnor Border Crossing Vietnam […]

Tet 2011 Tet New Year Lion

Vietnamese New Year Tet Festival and Dates

Tết Nguyên Đán or simply Tet is Vietnam’s New Year festival and is the most important festival in Vietnamese culture.  As Tet is the celebration of the first day of the lunar calendar so it’s celebrated on a different day each year on a 12 year cycle. Tet was introduced to Vietnam by the Chinese […]

Saigon Central Post Office Front Building

Saigon Central Post Office Ho Chi Minh City

The Saigon Central Post Office (Bưu điện thành phố Hồ Chí Minh) is located in District 1 of Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) directly across the road from Saigon’s Notre dame cathedral and within walking distance from other recommended District 1 attractions such as Ben Thanh Market, Reunification Place and the War Remnants Museum […]

Saigon Tran Station Ga Sai Gon

Saigon Train Station Ga Sai Gon

Saigon Train Station (Ga Sài Gòn) is located at 1 Nguyen Thong Street, District 3 Ho Chi Minh City which is around 3 Km from Ben Thanh Market. Popular Stops or small trips from Saigon along the Vietnam Railways network include: Trip Cost VND (US/AU $) Duration Saigon – Hanoi 530,000-1,966,000 ($26-$98) 30-41 Hrs Saigon – […]

Mien Dong Bus Station Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Mien Dong Bus Station (Eastern Bus Station) Ho Chi Minh City

Mien Dong (Bến xe Miền Đông) is Ho Chi Minh Cities busiest regional bus station in Ho Chi Minh City and the port for most buses coming from or going to Eastern as well as Northern towns and provences. In total Mien Dong Bus station has buses going to/from around 160 towns and cities some […]

Cai Rang Floating Market Can Tho

Top Must See Attractions on a Trip to Vietnam

Vietnam is such a diverse and stunning country, with awe inspiring landscapes that is matched by a rich yet sometimes turbulent history and a people that are always welcoming, this is Vietnam a country that has something for every traveller. Since there are so many things to see and do in Vietnam I have detailed […]

Saigon Ho Chi Minh City Taxis Mai Linh Taxi

Saigon Ho Chi Minh City Taxi Guide

Taxis and Transport in Vietnam especially Saigon can be a daunting experience, as there is a large number of fake taxis on the streets as well as some of the real ones just aren’t up to any decent standard. The good news is that there are several Saigon Ho Chi Minh City Taxi companies that […]

Vinh Long River Vendor Selling Watermelon

Vinh Longs Mekong River Food Vendors

On the streets of Ho Chi Minh City and for that matter most of Vietnams towns and cities, there is a constant stream of food vendors offering their goods up and down most busy streets, however if are living on the Mekong river gone are the street vendors replaced by river vendors that provide a […]

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Myanmar Buddhist Temple

Vietnam Myanmar Visa free Agreement from 26 October

Vietnam and Myanmar will soon in act an agreement to allow visa free entry into each other’s countries from 26 October 2013 The new agreement will allow travellers with at least 6 month validity on their passport stay for up to 14 days. Visitors who wish to stay longer than 14 days will need to […]

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Single Indochina Visa Option for Thailand Cambodia and Vietnam not Far Away

It looks increasingly likely that Vietnam will join the Indochina visa agreement that Thailand and Cambodia already have in operation. Vietnamese Newspaper Thanh Nien is reporting that the concept that was originally in 2010 between the three governments will soon add Vietnam to the agreement. What would a single Indochina Visa mean? Travellers from the […]

Vietnam Airlines Boeing 777 to Service Nha Trang to Moscow route

Vietnam Airlines Nha Trang Moscow Direct Service is Launched

A direct airline service between Nha Trang and Moscow was launched today by Vietnam Airlines providing passengers a 1X week service. The Inaugural Nha Trang Moscow service flying under VN071 was serviced by a Boeing 777 and left Nha Trang’s Cam Ranh Airport at 11:15 am. This 1 time a week service is expected to […]

Etihad Airways Ho Chi Minh City Services Airbus A330-200 - 2

Etihad Airways Ho Chi Minh City Flights set from October 2013

Etihad Airways will begin Ho Chi Minh City services from 1 October 2013 making Vietnam Etihad’s 6th ASEAN destination. Current timetables on the Etihad Airways site indicate show the following details for the flight Origin Destination Flight No Depart Arrive Abu Dhabi (AHU) Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) EY441 0830hrs 1835hrs Ho Chi Minh City […]

Ho Chi Minh City Boat Cruise

Ho Chi Minh City Inaugurates first Inner River Tourist Route

The Indochina Junk Company has officially inaugurated the cities first inner waterway cruise, operating on Vietnam’s National day 2nd September the cruise boat took 25 passengers from  Bach Dang Quay in District 1 then along Ben Nghe and Tau Hu canals, parallel to Vo Van Kiet Avenue, for four hours. The cruise eventually landing at […]

Hanoi Fruit Vendor Tourist Scam Vietnam

Authorities in Hanoi asked to Crackdown on Tourist Scams

Authorities in Vietnam’s northern capital of Hanoi have raised concerns of and asked authorities to crackdown on street vendors who harass and cheat tourists. Mai Tien Dung Vice director of the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has requested that authorities in Hoan Kiem, Ba Dinh and Dong Da districts “Tighten controls to detect […]

Mekong Prestige Luxury Vietnamese Cruise ship launched

New Luxury Ships Set for Mekong Tours

The two 68m long ships were recently built that are destined for Mekong River tours between Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City. Both ships are equipped with 32 luxury cabins and 64 passengers, and will sail under the name/tour Mekong Prestige Checking the operator’s website the first 8 day cruise  from Siem Reap to […]

Vietnamese Food Drink & Restaurants

Vietnamese Pork Roll Banh Mi Thit

Vietnamese bread rolls Banh Mi Thit

Along with architecture and café culture one of the good things that came out of the 100 year rule of Vietnam by the French, was the French style bread. Bánh mì thịt or the humble Vietnamese bread roll is a fusion of East and West with bread and Paté fused with chả lụa (Vietnamese ham) roast […]

Ho Chi Minh City Taxis

Bánh Xèo Crispy Vietnamese Pancake

How can anyone resist a crispy pancake filled with pork and prawn, then wrapped in Vietnamese Lettuce along with Vietnamese mints finally dipped in Nước mắm chấm and eaten, this is Bánh Xèo or Crispy Vietnamese Pancake. On my first visit to Vietnam about 10 years ago I had not heard of this treat and after […]

Nha Hang Ngon 160 Pasture St District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Nhà Hàng Ngon Restaurant Ho Chi Minh City

From my first time in Vietnam An Ngon Restaurant was my favourite restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City when I first arrived I returned several times in the first few weeks. However things have changed in the last 10 years for a start the original Ngon is no longer known as Quan An Ngon its […]

Vietnamese Coffee Cà phê đá on the left and Cà phê sữa đá on the right

The Vietnamese Coffee Debate Ca Phe Sua Da or Ca Phe Da?

How do you have your Vietnamese Coffee Cà phê đá or Cà phê sữa đá? For the un-initiated Vietnamese coffee is strong yet an enjoyable brew and is something most travellers to Vietnam will be come acquainted with before their trip is over, I and most Vietnamese start the day off with a mandatory glass […]