What to Eat in Hue, Vietnam — And Where to Find It

These places are not a representation of the full variety of Hue eats, but were ones that I enjoyed and were found on my motorbike and food wanders in town. The banh khoa places recommended by many people was made with wheat flour, so I recommend the same restaurant as the nem lui for the gluten-free version of it, made with rice flour only. It’s less crunchy as a result, but it didn’t get me sick. Banh trang trung and banh ep: 14 Le Thanh Ton Street, open from 4pm-8pm. (Old city) Banh e...
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HUNGRY AND HAUNTED IN HUE

On my first day in Hue, I crossed the bridge into the old city from the South Bank, walking over the Perfume River and into the mist surrounding the Citadel. My goal was to find banh ep, a small disc made of tapioca or cassava flour flattened between two heavy iron plates and served at the side of the road. In Saigon, my mid-afternoon rewards were a hodgepodge of other fun snacks, but banh ep remained elusive. Before I made it into the gates of the old city, hunger pangs hit. In Vietnam, a so...
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10 Best Restaurants in Hue

Ancient Hue Restaurant
Hue’s Most Popular Restaurants The best restaurants in Hue are must-visits for travellers looking to enjoy authentic Hue dishes that were once served exclusively to royalties of Nguyen Dynasty. Set within close proximity to Hue’s iconic landmarks, most of these dining venues also feature equally opulent interiors and exceptional service as well as traditional music and dance performances.   Catering to the growing numbers of foreign travellers, the city is also teeming with trendy ...
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Arriving in Hoi An ancient town, Vietnam

Arriving in Hoi An, the difference between what we saw in the north of Vietnam to what we were about to see in the south had become glaringly obvious. Long gone were the rough culture-shock worthy streets of Hanoi and the offbeat spots like Catba Island. Hoi An, for better or worse, is basically a tourist town. Especially down in the center of town, you’d be hard pressed to find any business at all that doesn’t relate directly to tourism. Says it all. I guess part of the shock here in Hoi An...
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What You Should Know Before Visiting Halong Bay

You’ve seen the photos before, I’m sure. If you’re keen on travel or photography, I’m sure that the images of Halong Bay are nearly crystal clear to you, aren’t they. You probably imagine seeing those brilliant orange and yellow junk boats floating by the dozen through the blissfully still waters amidst a stunning collection of statuesque pillars of land that pierce through the sea like wild canine teeth. And well much of that is possible, I have to tell you, you should probably temper your expe...
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This is where APEC leaders will stay for 2017 summit in Vietnam

The two-day APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting will be hosted by Da Nang in November The luxury InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in central Da Nang City has been selected to be the residence for world leaders attending the upcoming 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Vietnam. Running November 6-11 in Da Nang, the Economic Leaders’ Week is the culmination of Vietnam’s year-long hosting of meetings of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), a forum for 21 Pacific Rim countries ...
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Riding the Reunification Express in Vietnam

The people over at Momondo asked me and fellow travel bloggers to write about authentic experiences abroad as part of the momondo experience series For people in the late teens and twenties, Vietnam might easily be seen as simply the most raw of the various Southeast Asian destinations along the world’s most well trot backpacker trail. It features some of the worlds best food, loads of beautiful sights, and some exciting adventures. However, anyone much older likely remembers the numerous wars f...
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Tips for Travel to Vietnam

Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia’s most exciting destinations. Featuring world-class food, incredible scenery and some cities still seemingly weaved into a simpler time, Vietnam is not just a rising star in the travel world, but already one of the world’s sought after destinations. But however amazing Vietnam may be, it certainly comes with its fair share of challenges. These are my tips for travel to Vietnam along with some guidelines to travel in the country. Getting Around Vietnam’s roa...
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A Scooter Ride around Hue

Vietnam has been good for me, thus far. It’s managed to slap my senses wild with a touch of culture shock. It’s allowed me to again look at the world with some curiosity and intrigue. The north of Vietnam in particular has been really interesting. Though there are tourists, they don’t really seem to bump into each other the way they do in other major tourist attractions around the world. However, we when arrived in Hue, we ran face-first into the type of tourism trap that I imagined much of ...
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An Agricultural Exhibition in Hue

The exhibition hall is located in Thanh Toan Village, Thuy Thanh Commune, Huong Thuy Township, ThuaThien Hue. The village is 6km from downtown Hue. It has a history of nearly 600 years and has many old buildings that are not big but are impressive in their ancient appearances. One of the key attractions in the area is the Thanh Toan tile-roofed bridge crossing the Nhu Y River. It is of cultural and architectural significance that has been recognised as national relic, as old as the Japanese Brid...
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