Vietnam

Vietnam must do: a motorbike tour of Hue

By Emily / 8 February 2018

Rachael Perkin previously shared just a few of her stories from the road in a Stray Days interview about her time travelling on the Lot pass. We wanted more, so this time she shared her travel diary on one of the highlights of her entire trip: a Two Wheel Experiences guided motorbike tour of Hue […]

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Top 5 Markets in Cambodia and Vietnam

By Emily / 24 May 2017

Visitors to Southeast Asia will be spoilt for choice on sights to see, people to meet and food to devour. However, many people also come to places like Cambodia and Vietnam in search of a great bargain, a meaningful present or a little souvenir to remind them of their time travelling. Across Cambodia and Vietnam […]

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What to do in Wet Season in Vietnam

By Emily / 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! The Northern and Southern regions of Vietnam tend to have monsoon-like […]

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5 Foods You Must Eat in Vietnam

By Emily / 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. However, the Vietnamese are experts and the rise in popularity of their food in Western culture illustrates this. What to […]

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

By Emily / 10 October 2016

This month we’re Straying with Brett Hudson from New Zealand who recently got off the beaten track in Vietnam on the Dong Pass. Brett is the CEO of Stray. He strongly believes all Stray staff should get on the buses and experience our tours like our passengers do at least once a year. Every time we do, we come […]

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Need a holiday from travelling? Hop off in Nha Trang!

By Emily / 16 August 2016

Looking for a fun spot to hop off and relax in Vietnam? Hop off in Nha Trang! Nha Trang is not one of our Stray overnight stops, but it’s a great place to hop off for a few days to rejuvenate. It should be explained up front that it is not off the beaten track, it’s […]

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How to get a Vietnam Tourist Visa

By Emily / 17 June 2016

Let’s be honest…when you dream of your amazing upcoming trip to Vietnam, it’s unlikely you’re envisioning the all-important filing of official government paperwork. Negotiating the tangled world of travel visas is one of the less glamourous aspects of travelling, but it’s absolutely necessary.  So where to start? Visitor Visas 101 – Do your homework first […]

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5 Experiences You Simply Cannot Miss in Vietnam

By Emily / 25 January 2016

Peterpans 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: 1. Learn to paddle a round boat – Bai Xep Bai Xep is paradise, with white […]

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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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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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Take Yourself on a Sightseeing Walking Tour of Ho Chi Minh City!

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 is 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. Now before you set off on your […]

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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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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Vietnam Now!

By Emily / 30 October 2014

Because of the sheer diversity, it’s difficult for us to pinpoint just a few reasons to visit Vietnam. Head to the North, and you find yourself in craggy hill tribe regions with deep Chinese and French cultural influences. Down in the South, the traditional homeland of the Vietnamese flattens in the Mekong Delta and bears […]

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The 7 Best Things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

By Emily / 11 August 2014

There’s a certain something special about Hoi An. Walking through its Old Town streets, past preserved colonial buildings painted in pale hues, lanterns that glow bright at night, flowering trees adding bursts of colour, and a pale flowing river, you’ll feel a mile away from Vietnam’s more chaotic cities. Its chilled-out atmosphere and striking beauty […]

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Check out our incredible Vietnam video!

By Emily / 6 May 2014

Last week we released our brand new video of Vietnam. We hope you’ll agree, it’s pretty amazing: The video was made by the travelling duo “Rat and Dragon” – as they made their way up the country on our Dong Pass. Known to their friends as Nicola and Saxon, the pair are based in the UK but […]

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