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Top 10 Things To Do in and Around Hanoi, Vietnam

Monday, February 17, 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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Hungry in Hanoi? Top 8 Street Foods to Try

Wednesday, July 17, 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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Backpacker Video of the Month: Six Months Walking in Asia

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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Backpacker Video of the Month: Six Months Walking in Asia

To discover the beauties of the planet and to make them immortal; to represent the spirit of every magical corner of the world and every culture... June's Backpacker Video of the Month is Marco Giovanelli's wonderful visual representation of his adventure through Asia. It kept all of us at the office captivated and smiling - you're gonna LOVE this..!

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TOP 10 Must Try Drinks in South East Asia

Saturday, March 12, 2011

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TOP 10 Must Try Drinks in South East Asia

From Thailand's notorious 'Bucket' to Malaysia's beloved 'Teh Tarik' we pick the best backpacker beverages in South East Asia. Healthy and refreshing or devilishly alcoholic and mind-blowing (Have you risked a taste of Cambodia's Scorpion Whiskey yet!?) Here are the TOP 10 must try thirst quenchers! How many tipples have you tried?

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7 Epic Journeys in South East Asia

Friday, February 11, 2011

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7 Epic Journeys in South East Asia

Some involve arduous days on a hot, cramped bus, some consist of a five minute breezy ride on the turquoise sea... no matter how long or short, there are some journeys from your backpacking adventure that you will never forget! We spoke to backpackers to find out the most memorable trips in South East Asia. From the famous 27 hour Laos-Vietnam bus, to the infamous tuk tuks of Bangkok, how many journeys can you tick off?

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Aboard the Jolly Roger to Halong Bay & Castaway Island

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Aboard the Jolly Roger to Halong Bay & Castaway Island

The Hanoi Backpackers’ Halong Bay Trip has become legendary amongst backpackers in Southeast Asia. Through the traveller grapevine we’d heard reports of a deserted castaway island right in the heart of Cat Ba National Park. A slice of untouched paradise it was told - that could only be reached via the Hanoi Backpackers’ sail boat, the ‘Jolly Roger'. We decided to take the ‘Rock Hard Rock Long Halong Bay Tour’ to find out what all the fuss was about!

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