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Where To Stay For Phong Nha National Park and Caves

Phong Nha is an absolute jewel of Vietnam. If you thought Sapa and Halong Bay were the ultimate must see places for natural beauty, think again. Phong Nha, more correctly Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is a stunner. If all you want from Vietnam is natural beauty and the unspoilt Vietnamese rural landscape, that’s …

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Hoi An Photo Tour With Pieter of Hoi An Photo Walks ( Now Photo Voyager )

One of the best things I did during our 6 months in Hoi An Vietnam, was find a morning for myself to take a Hoi An photo tour with Pieter. Pieter runs Hoi An Photo Walks – Now renamed Photo Voyager –  and we already knew him socially through our running in Hoi An, he is …

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The Hoi An Floods

We’ve been seeing amazing images in galleries around town of picturesque Vietnamese women paddling canoes and sampans through floodwaters in Hoi An‘s incredibly ancient laneways but we didn’t really expect to be here to experience the Hoi An floods for ourselves. This post is about being in Hoi An during flooding. The day before yesterday …

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Banh Xeo, Eating and Cooking Vietnam’s Crispy Pancakes

The menu just said banh xeo, Vietnamese pancakes. We ordered them innocent and unexpecting with no idea what would be delivered to our table. We were in Hoi An, a city in central Vietnam famous for good food so we figured, as we had 3 months to spend in Vietnam, that we should try every …

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