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.

A Crash Course in Vietnam Visas

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Getting a Vietnam visa on arrival is easy, though it does require some preparation.

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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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The Easiest Way to Get a Vietnam Visa

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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

Vietnam in Dong and Dollars

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The Vietnam travel cost is uniformly low, whether you’re a backpacker searching for budget bets, or a high-end travel in search of five-star bargains.

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Sinh Tours Vietnam

Travel Vietnam by Bus With Sinh Cafe

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While the Sinh Cafe’s buses are far from the most comfortable I’ve traveled in, they are nonetheless the most efficient, cost-effective means of traveling up or down Vietnam’s coast.

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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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