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Be inspired by Vietnam

Explore a hand-picked selection of our favourite journeys, articles, experiences and special places to stay in Vietnam. Not one to be read in a rush, it’s time to grab a cuppa, and see where it takes you…

From Phở to Paddy

Our colleagues in Vietnam have long waxed lyrical about the dramatic scenery, unspoilt natural beauty and traditional cultures of their country’s remote northern regions.

We love the thrill that comes from getting even a little way off the well-trodden path, and in ever-popular Vietnam it’s areas like Mu Cang Chai and Ha Giang that offer the best opportunities to do that. Although gradually starting to open up to more visitors, their remote locations and journey-intense routes set natural limits, meaning that the rewards of these areas are still the preserve of the intrepid few.

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Guide to Vegetarian and Vegan food in Vietnam

Food is one of the top highlights of travelling to Vietnam, with a vibrant range of dishes and flavours that varies as you travel from north to south. Happily, for those who go meat-free, vegetarian and vegan food is easy to find throughout the country, and there’s no need to compromise on taste - Vietnam’s rich flavours have plenty of diverse vegetarian alternatives to tempt the taste buds.

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Vietnamese landscapes

Top to Tail

There is much to discover young padowan. From the lush landscapes of the north, Hanoi’s busy streets to beaches and islands of the south - tailor-make your top-to-tail journey through Vietnam.

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Visit historic sites from the Vietnam War

Get a deeper understanding of the events of the ‘American War’, and view things from a different perspective. See the conflict through the eyes and lives of the North Vietnamese in the streets of Hanoi, and around the ‘Highway of No Joy’ that leads to the tunnels of Vinh Moc, and get a broader view of the impact of this turbulent and traumatic period.

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Taste Vietnam

Vietnam’s vibrant culture is brought into sharp focus through its food. From fresh, fragrant pho in the north to the rich comfort of com tam in the south, each corner and region comes to life via its flavours, and every bite enriches your understanding of Vietnam’s story. Let our local guides lead you to the very best foodie finds.

The way to Vietnam’s heart is definitely through its stomach. This is a country that wears its pride on its plate in an enormous diversity of dishes. To the newcomer, the wealth of choice can feel quite overwhelming, and this is where our local guides come into their own. Having chatted with you about your dietary likes, dislikes and needs, and your foodie hopes (and fears!), they’ll take you to the very best eateries and, perhaps most importantly, encourage you to push your culinary boundaries and discover new dishes.

Kate in Vietnam

Revisiting Vietnam - 48 Hours in the North

Vietnam Specialist Kate has recently re-visited Vietnam on a research trip alongside Lou, and has shared some of the highlights of her journey north from Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai.

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After Dark Vespa

Discover Vietnam’s two major cities riding pillion on a vespa

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