Vietnam offers travellers the world over the chance to discover their rich histories, beautiful landscapes and delicious cuisine. Emerging from long years of conflict, colonial rule and communism, Vietnam is an exciting new addition to our growing list of exotic international destinations.

Bike riding to Tra Que, Vietnam

  Having recently returned from Southeast Asia on our 15 day Journey to Angkor Wat tour, Clare Bailey tells us about one of the highlights of her trip – cycling through the Vietnamese countryside to Tra Que village where she … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase – Just Vietnam

In May our own Mark Prymier travelled to Vietnam and Cambodia on our 15 day Journey to Angkor Wat tour and he returned with some stunning images. This photo showcase looks at his time spent in Vietnam, with shots of … Continue reading

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Extra Time in Hoi An, Vietnam

Vietnam is filled with beautiful places and incredible scenery, Hoi An Ancient Town is no exception to that rule. The town’s name translates as “peaceful meeting place”, and it’s just that as it exudes an idyllic charm. What to do … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: So Viet

We love travel videos at The Inside Track, and we particularly love videos like this one. Take a look at this window on Vietnam – we defy you not to feel like packing your bags immediately! So Viet from Aquil’tour … Continue reading

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A different kind of New Year – Tet Festival in Vietnam

Although we’re still in the midst of our own festive season, other cultures around the world aren’t there just yet. In Vietnam for example, people are gearing up for the annual Tet Festival. Tet Festival (or Tet Nguyen Dan, meaning … Continue reading

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Extra time in Saigon, Vietnam

Guest expert Clare Kendall shares photos and tips on things to do and places to see in the busy city of Saigon, Vietnam. Being pushed in a bath chair into a sea of oncoming motorbikes isn’t quite how I imagined my first … Continue reading

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Top 5 ways to wander the world’s wonders

Usually when one talks about travel, we think about boarding a plane. But once you’ve arrived, there are far more exciting ways to see the world. Here are our top 5 modes of transport in a few of our favourite … Continue reading

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How to cook… Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls

Throughout Vietnam cuisine varies between the northern, central and southern regions but the two components consistently found in almost all dishes across this glorious land are generous handfuls of delicious fresh native herbs and the chief carbohydrate – rice. I … Continue reading

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Hidden gems in the rolling hills of Vietnam

Recently I was fortunate enough to travel to Vietnam. This was my first time back in 15 years and I was curious to see how much things had changed… Vietnam now has many more 3, 4 and 5 star hotels … Continue reading

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Photo showcase – exploring Vietnam

Emma recently went on a tour to Vietnam and did a photo blog on how people get around this amazing country. For anyone who’s seen the traffic in Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll know how frenetic it can be. But … Continue reading

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