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The Real North Vietnam, Motorbiking to Ninh Binh Province

29 November 2014

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The Real North Vietnam, Motorbiking to Ninh Binh Province

The majority of backpackers who arrive in Hanoi spend no more than a couple of days here; they visit the war museum; check out Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and get trailed around on one of the notorious hostel bar-crawls.What is often missed, however, are the many, lesser-known day trips available to amazing locations, such as the incredible Ninh Binh Provnce which lies just two hours from Hanoi by motorbike...

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Vietnam’s New Must Do North to South Adventure. Introducing The Buffalo Run!

17 July 2014

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Vietnam’s New Must Do North to South Adventure. Introducing The Buffalo Run!

A backpacker tells all about Hanoi Backpacker's newest trip throughout Vietnam, traversing from Hanoi all the way to Hoi An. Along the way he experiences incredible national parks, such as Cuc Phuong and Phong Na, the world’s biggest cave, exquisite hidden beaches, the history of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, waterfalls, and historic tunnels from the Vietnam-American War.

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Top 10 Things To Do in and Around Hanoi, Vietnam

17 February 2014

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Top 10 Things To Do in and Around Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam’s bustling, atmospheric capital Hanoi is crammed with interesting pursuits for the curious backpacker, from dodging motorbikes in the Old Quarter to sampling unique street food cuisine and even visiting the embalmed body of one of the world’s most famous Communist leaders – there’s a lot to write in your travel diary! With so much to delight your senses we helped you boil it down to the top 10 things not to miss while in this undeniably electric city!

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Newsflash! Hop-on Hop-off Bus Company Stray, Drive Onward into Vietnam!

18 September 2013

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Newsflash! Hop-on Hop-off Bus Company Stray, Drive Onward into Vietnam!

With their roots in New Zealand, the popular Stray travel company have been operating trips in South East Asia for the past three years. This month, the company are forging new ground and heading into the diverse and intriguing country of Vietnam to start their first adventures. We caught up with Stray Asia General Manager, Holly Zimmerman, to find out more about how the little orange bus will take on the land of 37 million motorbikes!

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10 Great Places to Eat for a Cause in South East Asia!

2 September 2013

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10 Great Places to Eat for a Cause in South East Asia!

Helping students learn English. Helping families gain financial independence. HIV and contraception awareness. Promoting the use of local organic vegetables. You've gotta eat, so why not make sure that your money is going back into the pockets of the local community. We've found 10 fabulous restaurants to try in South East Asia that support more than just your stomach!

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Hungry in Hanoi? Top 8 Street Foods to Try

17 July 2013

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Hungry in Hanoi? Top 8 Street Foods to Try

Hanoi offers some of the best street food in South East Asia. The charming city is a street food paradise with the interwoven alleys of the maze-like Old Quarter offering up a marvelous range of steaming local dishes. Venture beyond the touristic Old Quarter and you can find even more dishes ranging all the way from barbecued dog (thit cho) to snail soup (canh ốc). Traveller and expat in Hanoi, Siobhan Smith, gives us the ‘top picks’ of Hanoi Street Food – guaranteed to make your life a little easier!

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