Vietnam

The Backpacker – an endangered species?
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Intrepid travelers once ventured to the jungles of Southeast Asia for genuine budget adventure, where getting around could mean sweating for hours on a bus with locals taking their chickens to market.┬áNow, visitors to places like Thailand and Cambodia could well find themselves bundled onto a tour bus full of backpackers, relaxed after a stint […]

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Vietnam Airlines Updrades Their Fleet
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Vietnam Airlines is trying to more effectively compete with and possibly regain lost market share from VietJet Air and other budget rivals. The cabin of this A350 XWB features large entertainment screens for all passengers. One piece of its strategy has been to add big, state-of-the-art aircraft to its fleet. To this effect, the number […]

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Free Wifi on Vietnam’s North-South Trains
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Vietnam Railways, the state-owned operator of all railways in the country, has brought in military-run telecom firm Viettel to set up the Internet, which is expected to cover all trains in Vietnam in the future. In a bid to boost competitiveness, Vietnam’s railway operators are going to install wireless Internet on several north-south express trains […]

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Inside Vietnam Airlines Airbus A350
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Vietnam Airlines has shared a sneak peak inside its Airbus A350, which will join the Boeing 787-9 on international flights in the second half of this year with Paris earmarked for the first route. The SkyTeam member will be the world’s second airline to fly the advanced A350, following launch customer Qatar Airways. As with […]

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48 Hours in Hanoi
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Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, is an intriguing city for many reasons. Though Hanoi is the second largest city in the country behind Ho Chi Minh City, it is far less cosmopolitan and traditional Vietnamese culture is much more apparent there. In fact, aside from a recent construction boom in Hanoi, much of the […]

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How to Get Around Ho Chi Minh City on The Cheap!
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As tourists, Ho Chi Minh City can seem very centralized because not only are many of the tourist attractions around District 1, the centre of the city, but this district is also quite compact. However, with 24 districts, the city is actually very spread out and some of the other districts are more than twice […]

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Top 5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City
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We recently put together for you an itinerary for exploring Ho Chi Minh City as part of our Custom Itineraries for Vietnam series. After you have explored Ho Chi Minh City and if you have an extra day in your travel itinerary, short day trips are a great option. Fortunately, outside of the city, there […]

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5 Easy Steps to Using a Cell Phone In Vietnam
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Cell phones are an essential part of travel nowadays. Whether it be for calling home, calling hotels, planning logistics, map surfing, navigating, or Facebook-ing, your cell phone is the one-stop resource for it all. Of course, every country has their own system, so for your stay in Vietnam, we have put together a simple 5-step […]

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