Vietnam

Is your next stop Vietnam? Check out the advice, stories and tips I can offer after my July-August 2010 trip there, which saw me visit the cities of Hanoi, Nha Trang and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City); as well as rural regions like Mui Ne, Hoi An and Sapa.

Why I’ve Got to Get Back to Saigon

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I’ve wanted to return to Vietnam, in general, since almost the day I left, but Saigon in particular has changed and evolved in ways that belie the near-seven years that have passed.

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You’ll Never Want to Leave This Ecolodge in Vietnam

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Although it’s just a few hours southwest of Hanoi, Vietnam’s Mai Chau Ecolodge feels like another world entirely. Here’s why you should stay there.

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Vietnam Visa on Arrival

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Apply for your Vietnam visa remotely and obtain it on arrival at any of Vietnam’s international airports.

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Cu Chi Tunnels Travel

Vietnam’s Cu Chi Tunnels

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Pay a visit to the subterranean Cu Chi tunnels, one of the most impressive defense systems in the history of war, even if seeing relics of the Vietnam War is a low priority for you.

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Woman counting Vietnamese dong in Hoi An, Vietnam

Prices in Vietnam for Travelers

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Traveling within any sort of budget in Vietnam is easily doable — unless, of course, the budget to which you want to adhere is extremely large.

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Travel in Vietnam's Ca Ba Island

Introducing Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

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If you’re planning a visit to Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site, travel an extra 45 minutes or so to the sleepy island of Cat Ba. It’s not only a tranquil place to sleep, but also boasts a bevy of other sights to see.

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Mui Ne, Vietnam’s Disappearing Beach

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The only thing stranger than the paved beach of Mui Ne, Vietnam? The fact that it sits just miles from some of the largest sand dunes in Asia.

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