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Is Vietnam the Most Diverse Country For Backpackers in SE Asia?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Is Vietnam the Most Diverse Country For Backpackers in SE Asia?

From the steep rice terraces of Sapa to the limestone karsts of Halong Bay and the rolling sand dunes of Mui Ne to the buzz of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam has some of the most diverse landscapes in South East Asia. You can be trekking in the mountains one day and sunbathing on a sandy beach the next, then whizzing around on a motorbike through the hectic streets of a buzzing city the following day! If you're planning a trip here you're in for a treat...

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The Real North Vietnam, Motorbiking to Ninh Binh Province

Saturday, November 29, 2014

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The Real North Vietnam, Motorbiking to Ninh Binh Province

The majority of backpackers who arrive in Hanoi spend no more than a couple of days here; they visit the war museum; check out Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and get trailed around on one of the notorious hostel bar-crawls.What is often missed, however, are the many, lesser-known day trips available to amazing locations, such as the incredible Ninh Binh Provnce which lies just two hours from Hanoi by motorbike...

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Vietnam’s New Must Do North to South Adventure. Introducing The Buffalo Run!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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Vietnam’s New Must Do North to South Adventure. Introducing The Buffalo Run!

A backpacker tells all about Hanoi Backpacker's newest trip throughout Vietnam, traversing from Hanoi all the way to Hoi An. Along the way he experiences incredible national parks, such as Cuc Phuong and Phong Na, the world’s biggest cave, exquisite hidden beaches, the history of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, waterfalls, and historic tunnels from the Vietnam-American War.

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Top 10 Things To Do in and Around Hanoi, Vietnam

Monday, February 17, 2014

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Top 10 Things To Do in and Around Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam’s bustling, atmospheric capital Hanoi is crammed with interesting pursuits for the curious backpacker, from dodging motorbikes in the Old Quarter to sampling unique street food cuisine and even visiting the embalmed body of one of the world’s most famous Communist leaders – there’s a lot to write in your travel diary! With so much to delight your senses we helped you boil it down to the top 10 things not to miss while in this undeniably electric city!

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Hungry in Hanoi? Top 8 Street Foods to Try

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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Hungry in Hanoi? Top 8 Street Foods to Try

Hanoi offers some of the best street food in South East Asia. The charming city is a street food paradise with the interwoven alleys of the maze-like Old Quarter offering up a marvelous range of steaming local dishes. Venture beyond the touristic Old Quarter and you can find even more dishes ranging all the way from barbecued dog (thit cho) to snail soup (canh ốc). Traveller and expat in Hanoi, Siobhan Smith, gives us the ‘top picks’ of Hanoi Street Food – guaranteed to make your life a little easier!

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Backpacker Video of the Month: Six Months Walking in Asia

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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Backpacker Video of the Month: Six Months Walking in Asia

To discover the beauties of the planet and to make them immortal; to represent the spirit of every magical corner of the world and every culture... June's Backpacker Video of the Month is Marco Giovanelli's wonderful visual representation of his adventure through Asia. It kept all of us at the office captivated and smiling - you're gonna LOVE this..!

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TOP 10 Must Try Drinks in South East Asia

Saturday, March 12, 2011

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TOP 10 Must Try Drinks in South East Asia

From Thailand's notorious 'Bucket' to Malaysia's beloved 'Teh Tarik' we pick the best backpacker beverages in South East Asia. Healthy and refreshing or devilishly alcoholic and mind-blowing (Have you risked a taste of Cambodia's Scorpion Whiskey yet!?) Here are the TOP 10 must try thirst quenchers! How many tipples have you tried?

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7 Epic Journeys in South East Asia

Friday, February 11, 2011

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7 Epic Journeys in South East Asia

Some involve arduous days on a hot, cramped bus, some consist of a five minute breezy ride on the turquoise sea... no matter how long or short, there are some journeys from your backpacking adventure that you will never forget! We spoke to backpackers to find out the most memorable trips in South East Asia. From the famous 27 hour Laos-Vietnam bus, to the infamous tuk tuks of Bangkok, how many journeys can you tick off?

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Aboard the Jolly Roger to Halong Bay & Castaway Island, Vietnam

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Aboard the Jolly Roger to Halong Bay & Castaway Island, Vietnam

The Hanoi Backpackers’ Halong Bay Trip has become legendary amongst backpackers in Southeast Asia. Through the traveller grapevine we’d heard reports of a deserted castaway island right in the heart of Cat Ba National Park. A slice of untouched paradise it was told - that could only be reached via the Hanoi Backpackers’ sail boat, the ‘Jolly Roger'. We decided to take the ‘Rock Hard Rock Long Halong Bay Tour’ to find out what all the fuss was about!

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