Eating in Hanoi’s Street Kitchens

The charming capital of Vietnam makes quite the impression on the first time visitor, with its busy streets where hundreds of motorbikes head in your direction as you try to

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Travel With Purpose: Impact of Tourism in Sapa

Earlier this year, I spent some time volunteering in Sapa, Northern Vietnam, with an organization called Sapa O’Chau.  Sapa is firmly on the tourist trail, thanks to hikers wanting to

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A Photo Journey Through Halong Bay

The dramatic karst scenery of Vietnam’s Halong Bay is no stranger to the ‘Top Places…’, ‘Must See…’ and ‘Top 10…in Asia’ lists that dominate much of the travel blogosphere. One

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Photo essay: Trek to Cat Cat Village, Sapa

The town of Sapa has no dearth of character, surrounded by mountains and spectacular views of cascading rice terraces on clear days. In the winter of February, it was enveloped

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Travel Like a Pro: Get Your Online Visa for Asia

One of the best things about traveling in our times is that you can now apply for your tourist visas online instead of visiting the embassies of countries around the

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