Vietnam

Lanterns in Hoi An

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.

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My Vietnam Experience: Hanoi

By Emily / 23 December 2013

Stray New Zealander Keys continues to make us all jealous as she travels on Stray’s very first Vietnam trip… Our final day. We arrived in the capital Hanoi on a Friday afternoon at about 4pm just in time for rush hour.

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My Vietnam Experience: Mai Chau

By Emily / 19 December 2013

Stray New Zealander Keys continues to make us all jealous as she travels on Stray’s very first Vietnam trip… As we headed to Mai Chau, we were privy to a breathtaking sunset which highlighted the beauty of the surrounding valleys.

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My Vietnam Experience: Ninh Binh

By Emily / 17 December 2013

Stray New Zealander Keys continues to make us all jealous as she travels on Stray’s very first Vietnam trip… We left Dong Hoi at 7am knowing that today was going to be the longest travel day of the trip.

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My Vietnam Experience: Hue

By Emily / 15 December 2013

Stray New Zealander Keys continues to make us all jealous as she travels on Stray’s very first Vietnam trip… The trip from Hoi An to Hue took no time at all, with a couple of noteworthy things en route.

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My Vietnam Experience: Hoi An

By Emily / 14 December 2013

Stray New Zealander Keys continues to make us all jealous as she travels on Stray’s very first Vietnam trip… The first thing to grab my attention as we drove into Hoi An at dusk where the beautiful (Chinese) lanterns dotted along the streets.

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My Vietnam Experience: Introducing the Crew

By Emily / 13 December 2013

Stray New Zealander Keys continues to make us all jealous as she travels on Stray’s very first Vietnam trip… The next day we had Naomi join us. She had been unable to start the tour with us in Ho Chi Minh because of a delay getting her visa but was now happily united with the […]

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My Vietnam Experience: Qui Nhon

By Emily / 12 December 2013

Stray New Zealander Keys continues to make us all jealous as she travels on Stray’s very first Vietnam trip…

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My Vietnam Experience: Stray’s Buon Ma Thuot Homestay

By Emily / 11 December 2013

Stray New Zealander Keys continues to make us all jealous as she travels on Stray’s very first Vietnam trip… We got into Buon Ma Thuot by early afternoon, where the whole group would stay in a traditional house – an experience exclusive to Stray.

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My Vietnam Experience: Vietnamese Roads and Language on the way to Buon Ma Thuot

By Emily / 10 December 2013

Stray New Zealander Keys (aka Eileen) continues her travels on Stray’s very first Vietnam trip….. We headed out of Dalat and eventually made our way back down to sea level. The trip took us over another mountain range with stunning views of coffee plantations as far as the eye could see.

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My Vietnam Experience: Dalat

By Emily / 9 December 2013

Keys (aka Eileen) is a Tour Leader with Stray New Zealand, and also our Environmental Officer, based in our head office in Auckland. A keen and experienced traveller, we sent her off to Vietnam for the very first Stray trip, to explore and report back on her experience…

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My Vietnam Experience: Pre-Stray, Ho Chi Minh City

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 7 December 2013

Keys (aka Eileen) is a Tour Leader with Stray New Zealand, and also our Environmental Officer, based in our head office in Auckland. A keen and experienced traveller, we sent her off to Vietnam for the very first Stray trip, to explore and report back on her experience…

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Newsflash!! Stray Asia Launches Into Vietnam

By Emily / 16 September 2013

Chao everyone! Stray is getting further off the beaten track, local Viet style! That’s right, Vietnam has now been added to our hop-on hop-off Southeast Asian travel network, and here in the Stray offices, we are all pretty excited about it. Holly and the Stray Asia team have been busy sussing out the best spots […]

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