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Beautiful Homestays in Ha Giang: Eat and Stay with the Locals

Ha Giang is the land of the Vietnamese ethnic minorities and flowers, so stopping at a homestay, enjoying their culture, and smelling the beautiful flower fields sounds like a great way to spend a few days, right? 300 kilometers from Hanoi, Ha Giang is famous for its rock highlands, terraced paddy fields, and colorful flower valleys. […]

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Top 5 Tasty Foods in Vung Tau You Must Eat

Whenever I go travel, I always seek for local streetside food instead of going to fancy restaurants. As Vung Tau is a beach city, this is a paradise for the seafood lovers. But even if you are not a huge fan of sea snails, or crab, you can still find some other different delicious dishes […]

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The Unspoken Rules of Cho Lon (Saigon’s Chinatown)

Cho Lon is a unique place, and sometimes with unique places, there are a few rules that you should be aware of before you enter. Besides these rules, you should also skim this article for a general idea about this great part of Saigon! When Chinese refugees came to Cho Lon (Saigon’s Chinatown) over 200 […]

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The Story of Di Tu Ha, the Lovely “Coconut Lady” of the Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is stunning in its own way, with tranquil landscapes of big rivers and fruit gardens. But this land is also famous for its kind and down-to-earth local people. And one of the best is Di Tu Ha, the famous coconut lady in Ben Tre. Getting Around Phu Yen (Make Your Travels Easy) […]

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Impressive Accommodations in Ha Long Bay

A wonderful stay in a new land should accompany an unforgettable journey. Ha Long Bay will be one of these remarkable memories and I have discovered the best places to stay in this heavenly landscape. Ha Long Bay, the bay of thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes, is situated near […]

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Drinking Culture in Saigon – Part 2: Cocktail Culture, Cuisine & Mixology Bars, and Single-Spirit Bars

In Part 1 of this Drinking Culture series, I covered the best places to hangout and get the best craft beers in the city. For this article, I will take you to a much more rewarding experience worth every buck: Cuisine & Mixology and Specialty Bars in Saigon. You have seen the city growing and […]

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A Day on the Ho Chi Minh Highway West (Ho Chi Minh Tay) – Khe Sanh to Phong Nha

Travelers, especially the ones with motorbikes, are familiar with the Ho Chi Minh trail that connects North, Central, and South Vietnam. But little do they know that there is a part of that marvelous trail, hidden in the West of the gigantic Truong Son mountain range, called Ho Chi Minh Tay. To me, this is […]

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The Evolution of Women’s Fashion in Saigon (& All About the Famous Street Pajama!)

“Why do so many ladies wear pajamas on the streets?” A common question you can find foreigners asking while in Vietnam is: “Why do so many ladies wear pajamas on the streets?” If you are one of those wondering how and why this trend originated, or if you want to know if the “Ao Dai” […]

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Insider’s Guide to Public Transportation in Saigon

Being the economic capital of Vietnam, Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City has an emerging scene that showcases the most desired business hub of the world. This city is young and vibrant, so are the people, with new stores and ideas popping up in every corner every day. It is also known for being home […]

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Bun Dau Mam Tom: All About the Smelliest Food in Vietnam

Like durian, bun dau mam tom, Vietnamese fermented shrimp paste noodle, may be smelly but both these foods have a loyal fanbase. Here’s why. If your travel bucket list includes trying worldly cuisine, there should be room in it for bun dau mam tom – Vietnamese fermented shrimp paste noodle. Sure, pho, bun cha, banh mi, banh […]

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Nam Du Island – A Guide to Summer Paradise

Nam Du is a beautiful archipelago in the Gulf of Thailand. It’s a popular destination for many Vietnamese but still a mystery to foreigners because it was once an off-limits area to non-Vietnamese visitors.  But the island is now open to foreign visitors and its once restricted charm is available to those who make the […]

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Ban Gioc Waterfall & Nguom Ngao Cave – All You Need to Know

Famous for its spectacular scenes, Cao Bang is truly a place to remember. Today, let’s unravel the beauty that nature has delicately given to us, which is even more wonderful through the hands of ethnic communities living in this province. Cao Bang has been more than just a remote province to the Vietnamese people because […]

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Marvelous Ha Giang: A Four-Day Itinerary For First-Timers

Who’s down to explore Ha Giang, one of the most spectacular provinces in Vietnam? Read this itinerary and your trip to this land will be easy as a piece of cake! The Way to Ha Giang Mui Ne – Everything You Must Know About the Perfect Seaside Getaway Breakfast in Da Lat: Start Your Day […]

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The Way to Ha Giang

Ha Giang is one of the most gorgeous yet least-visited destinations in Vietnam with stunning terraced rice fields, and the crowning title as the northernmost location in the country. Getting here may require some research for travelers. Fear not, I have done your homework and covered every possible way! We have been on a journey […]

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Understand the Ethnic Minorities in Sapa – Part 1: the H’mong and the Red Dao

This article is the first one ever to fully explore the history, the current life, the culture, and the legends of the ethnic minorities living in Sapa. In part one of this two part series, I will cover the two most major ethnicities that you will surely interact with during your trip to Sapa. Located […]

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Your Guide to the Mekong Delta: What to Do, See, & Eat – Itinerary Included!

In addition to the tropical climate found here, the Mekong Delta gives the area unique landscapes, particularly charming characteristics, and a special floating lifestyle of the people. Pay a visit to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam and it’ll be a unique experience. Starting from Tibetan Plateau, the Mekong River runs through China’s Yunnan province, Myanmar, […]

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How to Spend One Week in Sapa – Itinerary Included

What should you do with up to seven days in a small town located in a distant and mysterious highland area? Don’t worry, although it’s small in size, Sapa is not easy to conquer. Stand on the highest mountain in Vietnam and you may understand the mystery of Sapa. One week will provide you ample […]

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Da Lat in Two Days – A Full Itinerary!

It’s difficult to dedicate a lot of time to one place in Vietnam and often itineraries try to include too much in a short vacation. If you are lucky enough to be spending two days in this poetic city, you’re in luck because its open arms will welcome you right away. With the advantages of […]

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From Hue to Khe Sanh – A Ride Through History

If you are interested in history and you have read about the Vietnam War, you are probably familiar with Khe Sanh Combat Base. Making the ride to this historical place is truly an adventure which will stay forever in your memories about Vietnam. Imagine driving huge mountain passes all by yourself without seeing anybody for […]

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Saigon Street Food: Crab Tapioca Noodle (Banh Canh Cua)

On this episode of Christina’s “Street Feast” series, Onetrip guide Hanh and I slurp up some banh canh cua (Crab Tapioca Noodle). If you find yourself becoming bored with the endless bowls of pho and hu tieu nam vang in Saigon, it’s not the end of the world. In fact, this is exactly what is needed to launch an […]