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Placid Inlet in Central Vietnam

Panorama: Placid Inlet in Central Vietnam

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Today's travel photo is a panorama of a placid coastal inlet in Central Vietnam. When we were travelling on the bus between Hue and Hoi An we stopped around halfway for a rest and toilet break. This was the view from our rest stop. I loved the calm water scene with the rough wooden jetty… Read More

View of Saigon's skyline at night in Saigon, Vietnam

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh City, which is still more commonly known as its former name, Saigon, is the ultimate Southeast Asian metropolis. It is a city that is truly alive, with its crazy traffic filled streets surrounded by busy street side food stalls, markets, restaurants and modern skyscrapers. This is the sort of place where just… Read More

A boat at anchor in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Boat at Anchor in Halong Bay, Vietnam

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Today's travel photo is of a boat at anchor in a sheltered cove in Halong Bay, Vietnam. I took this photo when we stopped to do some kayaking around some amazing limestone karst islands and secluded lagoons. I couldn't believe how calm and serene the water was here, and the turquoise colour of the water… Read More

An old classic car at Bao Dai's Palace in Dalat, Vietnam

Old Classic Car at Bao Dai’s Summer Palace in Dalat, Vietnam

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Today's travel photo is of an old classic car at Bao Dai's Summer Palace in Dalat, Vietnam. Bao Dai was the last Emperor of Vietnam, and, like the French, he liked to come up to Dalat in the Central Highlands to escape the summer heat of the lowland plains. Today, his summer palace is a… Read More

Martial Arts performance in Hue, Vietnam

Video: Vietnamese Martial Arts Performance in Hue

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When I was out for the day exploring the Imperial Tombs in Hue, Vietnam, I had the opportunity to stop at a traditional martial arts school to view a performance. When I think of martial arts, my mind naturally tends to go to China or Japan, but many Asian countries have some form of traditional… Read More

Flower Lights on the River in Hoi An, Vietnam

Lights on the River in Hoi An, Vietnam

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Today's travel photo is of some beautiful flower shaped lights on the river in Hoi An, Vietnam. I took this photo just after sunset on my first day in Hoi An while standing on the pedestrian foot bridge. The riverfront area is just beautiful at this time of the day, and having a meal at… Read More

The Reunification Palace in Saigon, Vietnam

Photos from the Reunification Palace in Saigon, Vietnam

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The Reunification Palace is the former Presidential Palace of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), located in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Formerly known as the Independence Palace, this grand structure was built on the site of the French built Norodom Palace which was destroyed during a bombing in 1962. Until 1975, this is where… Read More

Inside the Post Office in Saigon, Vietnam

Inside the Post Office in Saigon, Vietnam

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Today's travel photo is of the inside of the Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. The Central Post Office is a beautiful late 19th century French Colonial building, designed by Gustave Eiffel himself. It's located opposite the Notre Dame Cathedral, so you can easily visit both of these interesting sites at… Read More

View of the river in Hoi An

Instagramming Vietnam

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I was so excited to visit Vietnam a couple of months ago. Not only was I visiting a new country, I was also visiting a country that I had been wanting to visit for a long time. For a whole month, Veronika and I travelled the country from North to South, starting in Hanoi and… Read More

Ben Thanh Market in Saigon, Vietnam

Exploring Ben Thanh Market in Saigon, Vietnam

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Cars and motorbikes zoomed by me in every direction as I stared with my mouth open at the roundabout ahead of me. Several chaotic Saigon streets had converged into this one place, sending the already crazy traffic into a frenzy of horn honking and near misses. Somehow there are no accidents and everyone seems to… Read More

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