Indochina – Chapter 3: Hue and Hoi An

Steve Aldridge Silver Travel Advisor, Forum Moderator and Award-Winning Travel Write     The Vespas and the Lanterns Our second night in Hue was amongst the most enjoyable we had spent in Asia. We were picked up from our hotel by two drivers with Vespas and taken on a food safari. Riding pillion on a scooter in Vietnam is an experience in itself but by now we were used to the ‘road etiquette’ (such as it was). So we relaxed and let our drivers guide us through the city lig...
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Top 6 Pagodas in Hue City

Hue, for hundreds of years, is known as the Buddhist city of Vietnam. Not only does the mainland attract the eyes of tourists through historical in-depth and attractive destinations but it also possesses the ancient and spiritual features of a vast number of pagodas here. Even though the size of those Hue Pagodas is not quite vast, the history, as well as spiritual culture, displays the unique features of the monuments and historical buildings here. Cannot wait anymore! Let’s follow Vietnam to e...
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Why You Should Travel to Vietnam in Rainy Season

It arrives in Vietnam with a vengeance; the rainy season. No rain for months and then it just starts; daily downpours that relieve you from the heat and make you run for cover. Most people hear the words “Vietnam rainy season” and immediately start looking at other vacation alternatives. But I say embrace the rainy season, traveling in rainy season is one of my best kept travel secrets and I always wonder if I should tell people what they are missing when they skip countries or locations due to ...
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One Day in Hue

Background Our time in Hue was short but sweet, and for us one day in Hue (a very full day!) was enough. In fact, at one stage we even contemplated whether we should have included it on the itinerary at all. This isn’t to say that Hue has nothing of interest for the independent traveller. Far from it! However once you look beyond the food, unless you’re a mad keen tomb raider or history buff you may find yourself at a loose end. Hue is a small city with a very rich history. In fact, from the...
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Relaxing Moments in The Cool Water of Elephant Springs in Hue City

It was a hot day in Hue city, so my friends and I thought about many places we could go to relieve the summer heat. Thuan An beach, Elephant Springs, and Tam Giang lagoon were three of the most prominent places we chose to discuss. At last, according to the majority, we decided to take a trip to Elephant springs which is a stopover among Hue motorbike tours. Before deciding to take the trip, I only knew that Elephant spring is a tourist destination located on the way from Hue to Da...
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Vietnam food specialities with rice – 10 of its finest varieties

To Vietnamese, rice is not simply considered a dish but the soul of a meal, no matter how delicious other dishes are, the meal will not be perfect without good rice. Depending on certain regions, Vietnamese people have different cooking methods and have given birth to various rice dishes but the 10 rice dishes below are labeled the best and most unique by both domestic and foreign gourmets. 1. Chicken rice in Hội An In Hoi An, chicken rice is so savory and ubiquitous that everyone coming here ...
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Not-to-be-missed experience

Thank you so much for your most wonderful tour of Hue. It is a true highlight of our visit to your country! We greatly appreciate the thrill of viewing Hue from vespa tours. We thoroughly enjoyed our twilight tour of Hue, from a Vespa in the swirl of motorbikes through the narrow streets of The Citadel, relaxing over the stunning vista of the Perfume River, of course, the opportunity to meet your hospitable and charming people!  We recommend this not-to-be-missed experienc...
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                      Get an insight into Vietnam rural life while strolling in the village
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                      Enjoy aperitif while contemplating the stunning view overlooking Perfume River
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