Archive of ‘Vietnam’ category

6 Facts You Didn’t Know About Vietnam

The longer you stay in Vietnam, the more there is to be understood. Because although you may become familiar with its stacked rice paddies, delicious foods and its lantern-lit cities, there’s a lot you may not know about the nuances of the people who inhabit this magical country. Here are six facts about Vietnamese culture…as […] Read more…

11 Best Honeymoon Packages in Asia

Can we let you in on a secret? The honeymoon is the best part of wedding planning. Dreaming of idling away the days with your beloved in a beautiful place; creating a Pinterest board full of beaches, luxurious bungalows, and one-of-a-kind experiences; knowing that this is the time to splurge on the best holiday imaginable. Looking […] Read more…

Best Places to Spend Christmas in south-east Asia

It’s almost that time of year again… the temperature has already dropped, the summer wardrobe is gathering dust once more and t’s only a matter of weeks until Christmas cards and mince pies start appearing on the supermarket shelves. Are you ready for the endless shopping, the wrapping of presents, the cooking, the money, the decorating? Not […] Read more…

Top 10 Luxury Beach Hotels in Vietnam

My favourite moment of any holiday is the instant that my toes first touch the sand. They may have been cooped up in boots for a whole winter, but as soon as those so-white-they-almost-look-green-feet touch the sand, I have arrived. Pass the suntan cream and the floppy hat, it’s time to get greasy, sweaty sun-kissed finger prints […] Read more…

A Luxury Mekong Cruise: The Mekong Aqua

Has anybody else been watching Sue Perkins’ jaunt up the Mekong River on the BBC? It is making me incredibly nostalgic – I was only there last year but already I am talking about it like it was something I did when I had knobbly knees and milk teeth. Actually I do still have knobbly knees, […] Read more…

How to Pick the Best Halong Bay Cruise

With huge towering islets piercing through disarmingly tranquil waters, most people agree that Halong Bay is a highlight of any trip to Vietnam. But with hundreds of boats jostling for your dollars and promising you a trip of a lifetime it is becoming harder and harder to pick the right boat and know where to start. Many of the top-end […] Read more…

The Best Honeymoon Dinner Spot… Ever

Just imagine the situation. You’ve said the vows, you’ve got the big, white dress to prove it (hopefully without a red wine stain) and you’re finally on the honeymoon. Everything’s going well – great in fact (you’re in Vietnam – so not much to complain about there), when suddenly Mr New-Husband leads you to not […] Read more…

The 5 Best Rooftop Bars in Saigon

There’s nothing quite like watching the world go by… with a birds-eye view and a stiff gin and tonic in hand. Especially when you are in a city like Saigon where the streets are motorbike clogged and just crossing the road can lead to increased blood pressure. Once, I attempted to walk down Bu Vien (the […] Read more…

Flights from Cabodia to Phu Quoc to be launched

Really, I should have called this blog “Flights to Paradise from Cambodia to be launched”, or perhaps “Great beach destination for Cambodian holidays”… but even that doesn’t convey the excitement of the latest news released by Vietnam Airlines. Or perhaps I need to get out more. Since launching Cambodian holidays for my travel company Fleewinter, I […] Read more…

10 Top Things to do in Hanoi, Vietnam

The first thing that hits you when you arrive in Hanoi is the motorbikes. Well not literally, (hopefully) anyway. It is a city that has the sound-track of a thousand whizzing motorbikes and you will be amazed at just how many bikes can be squeezed into a single lane. The sound is deafening and road-crossing is […] Read more…

The Best Lunch in Vietnam: Banh Mi

The great thing about a sandwich is the beauty that lies within. Between those two, thick fluffy yet crusty slices of bread, could lie anything. Absolutely anything. If you want to munch on crushed anchovies and marmite smeared inside a crusty granary roll you can. And nobody will probably even know. The sandwich holds all […] Read more…

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