CULTURE

 

The Vietnamese Women’s Museum in Hanoi



CULTURE, TRAVEL November 20, 2016


One of my favorite museums in the world, however far off the beaten track it is, is the Vietnamese Women’s Museum in Hanoi. (Photo: wikipedia) We all have our odd ways of exploring new places. I like to traipse through alle...

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Buses to Hue: overland access to Vietnam the easy way



CULTURE, TRAVEL November 19, 2016


Vientiane is the capital and largest city of Laos, on the banks of the Mekong River near the border with Thailand. (Photo: carlescs79, Flickr) For those without a flight to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh, getting into Vietnam via one of th...

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Vietnam's Da Lat – strawberry fields and French vibes



CULTURE, TRAVEL November 18, 2016


Da Lat in Vietnam is famous for strawberries, flowers, and old school motorcycle riders. (Photo: Shutterstock / Marina Ivanova ) When most people think of Vietnam, the term alpine usually wouldn’t come up. However, high in ...

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Shuffling through Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum



CULTURE, TRAVEL November 17, 2016


Visiting Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum. (Photo: Thor Jorgen Udvang, Shutterstock) With the exception perhaps of the recently departed Nelson Mandela, there are no other political leaders in modern history I can think of who ...

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Hoi An: the most charming little town in Vietnam



CULTURE, TRAVEL November 17, 2016


The entire old section of Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Photo: Shutterstock / Ivo Hausner ) Vietnam can often be a chaotic, fast-paced, crowded, noisy and busy place for travelers. Its cities are clogged with motorbike...

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