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3 Places in South-East Asia that Will Change How You View the World

By Emily / 18 May 2018

South-East Asia is also steeped in a dark and violent history, things that you might not have been exposed to in Western society, but once you visit these places on your travels, and hear the stories, the lessons of this history will stay with you for the rest of your life.

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Exploring Hue on a motorbike tour

Is a motorbike tour the best way to explore Hue in Vietnam? Sneak preview: YES!

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 8 February 2018

This time, Rachael shared her travel diary on one of the highlights of her entire trip: a two=wheel experiences guided motorbike tour of Hue in Vietnam. Check it out.

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A Guide to the Best Authentic Asian Cuisine. Take your Taste Buds on a Heavenly Trip

By Emily / 14 August 2017

South-East Asia is a feast for the senses, it’s the prospect of an actual culinary feast that’s at the forefront of our minds. Southeast Asia is a food lover’s dream with countless options to tempt the taste buds. This is our list of the best authentic dishes or street food in Asian cuisine.

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Punakha Dzong Monastery, one of the largest monestary in Asia, Punakha, Bhutan

Stray Days – Stories from the road. Straying with Clarke!

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 13 July 2017

Done straying in New Zealand? Where can you go next? Luckily the Stray Universe is an ever-expanding entity, so there are heaps of options. Check out this travel story from Clarke who decided to stray Asia after finishing his work & travel holiday in New Zealand.

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Shop like a local at the most colourful day and night markets in Cambodia and Vietnam

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 24 May 2017

Across Cambodia and Vietnam, there are countless markets selling everything from clothes and food to more unusual hardware items. Walking through them lane by lane, as well as practising your haggling skills, is all part of the fun!

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Rainy night at Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam - Jaromir Kavan (Unsplash)

Is there a best time to visit Vietnam? Should I visit it in the wet season?

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 18 May 2017

Vietnam is a very long and narrow country! While this may seem a strange thing to say, it means that Vietnam has quite a complicated weather picture, which makes the question ‘when is the best time to visit Vietnam?’ a difficult one to answer!

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Stray Days – stories from the road. Straying with Remy!

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 19 April 2017

This month we’re Straying with Remy-Leigh McCoy Glendinning from England. He wanted to escape the daily routine of work, so he dropped everything and travelled to Asia. Check out his story.

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Banh Mi by Amy Tran - Unsplash

My tasty tips for Travelling Foodies: 5 Vietnamese Foods You Have to Try on your Next Trip

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 20 February 2017

Vietnamese food is becoming increasingly popular worldwide now and with good reason. As with other Asian cuisines, the focus is on yin and yang, delicately balancing sweetness with sourness, and saltiness with fresh fragrant herbs.

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Stray Days – stories from the road. Straying with Brett!

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 10 October 2016

This month we’re Straying with Brett Hudson from New Zealand who recently got off the beaten track in Vietnam on a Stray bus pass.

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Here’s why you should stay in Nha Trang for a few days, especially if you are craving home comforts!

By Emily / 16 August 2016

If you’ve been on the road for a while and are craving a few home comforts, some ‘vacation’ type activities and a few easy days, here are five reasons you should hop off in Nha Trang.

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Bai Xep Boating in Vietnam

Overwhelmed by all the to-do in Vietnam lists? We only focus on some of the most unique experiences.

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 25 January 2016

Travel Expert and our personal pal Emma Manning recently returned from an incredible, eye-opening adventure through Vietnam. After covering the country from bottom to top, here are Emma’s top 5 ‘must do’ experiences that you simply cannot miss.

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Top 5 things to see and do in Da Lat, Vietnam

By Emily / 22 July 2015

Da Lat is so very much off the radar, in terms of Vietnam. Located in the south between Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang, it is a very quiet, quaint town. Rich in French architecture and oddities, you’ll feel miles away from Vietnam here. It shares none of the characteristics of other Vietnamese towns, […]

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Banh Mi by Amy Tran - Unsplash

Food Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

By Emily / 20 May 2015

One of my favourite things to do in Ho Chi Minh is eat! You can’t get much better than the variety and flavours you’ll find in HCM. In fact, it’s so good I recommend devoting an entire day to eating… try this little food tour around District 1, I guarantee you’ll love it. 12pm – […]

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Traffic in Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam - Tron Le (Unsplash)

Key places to See on Foot in Ho Chi Minh City. Take Yourself on a Sightseeing Walking Tour

By Emily / 20 May 2015

Ho Chi Minh City is a busy, bustling city with so many motorbikes you would swear every man, woman and child are driving one at all times. However this city is easy to explore on foot and in my opinion, this is the best way to do it.

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Why Hop-Off in Hanoi, Vietnam?

By Emily / 29 December 2014

Buzzing scooters, vibrant temples, winding alleyways and a veritable army of food hawkers crisscrossing the streets make Hanoi one of Vietnam’s most energetic cities. Hanoi’s energy and complexity make it one of our favourite places to hop-off, and here are just a few reasons why!

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