Posts Tagged with "vietnam"

Joma Bakery: A Café with a Conscience

Thursday, December 10, 2015

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Joma Bakery: A Café with a Conscience

Here at South East Asia Backpacker we love to tell you about the places that we think are making a positive impact to the environment and communities of South East Asia. Places where as a backpacker, you’ll be spending your money and contributing to a good cause. Here's one café that has been making a difference in South East Asia for almost 20 years...

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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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Planning a Trip to South East Asia? 10 Epic Places That New Travellers Shouldn’t Miss!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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Planning a Trip to South East Asia? 10 Epic Places That New Travellers Shouldn’t Miss!

There are so many amazing places to travel to in South East Asia, but where to start? Do you want to lay eyes on a perfect beach? Get lost in ancient culture and civilizations? Or get off the beaten track deep in the heart of the rainforest? Let us give you a few places that we think you shouldn't miss!

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What’s the Story, Morning Glory? A Day at Hoi An’s Morning Glory Cooking School

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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What’s the Story, Morning Glory? A Day at Hoi An’s Morning Glory Cooking School

Traveller Amelia Long spends a day with the Morning Glory Cooking School in Hoi An, Vietnam. Buying fresh produce from the Central Market and taking unusual ingredients back to the kitchen to cook up some tongue-tantalising dishes, she unravels the secrets of Vietnam's unique cuisine...

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A Luxury Backpacker Paradise on the Beach in Mui Ne, Vietnam for $3 USD!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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A Luxury Backpacker Paradise on the Beach in Mui Ne, Vietnam for $3 USD!

Recently, we discovered the amazing Long Son Mui Ne Resort and we can’t believe the value for money and quality of this place! The luxury resort does what not many other fancy resorts do – open their doors to lovely backpackers like you and me! With our flip flops and messy hair most resorts wouldn’t want to see us within a mile of their property – but not this place! The resort give backpackers the chance to share in the all of the amazing facilities by offering them a unique budget accommodation option... Camping!

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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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Tales from a Motorbike. 6 Tips for Safely Experiencing Freedom in South East Asia!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

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Tales from a Motorbike. 6 Tips for Safely Experiencing Freedom in South East Asia!

Cold, wet and with frazzled nerves I rolled up to our hostel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter after having spent the last 36 days and 4,117 km touring Vietnam on a motorbike. The journey took me from Saigon to Hanoi, over to Cat Ba Island then up to Sapa while traversing hilly mountain passes, bone jarring country roads, sketchy highways and chaotic cities. Traveler Frank Guertler is back from his 36 day journey and here he shares his 6 tips so that you can safely enjoy your trip as well!

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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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Newsflash! Hop-on Hop-off Bus Company Stray, Drive Onward into Vietnam!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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Newsflash! Hop-on Hop-off Bus Company Stray, Drive Onward into Vietnam!

With their roots in New Zealand, the popular Stray travel company have been operating trips in South East Asia for the past three years. This month, the company are forging new ground and heading into the diverse and intriguing country of Vietnam to start their first adventures. We caught up with Stray Asia General Manager, Holly Zimmerman, to find out more about how the little orange bus will take on the land of 37 million motorbikes!

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