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In this Episode we explore the value of time on a holiday in Vietnam. This is part 2 - with Miquel Angel.While we discussed in Part 1, the aspects of travel opening up to 5 provinces from November 2021. In this Part 2, we expand the travel open
As the doors to Vietnam begin to open to travel after months of being closed, our eyes and ears are keenly focused on what the entry conditions will be. Most importantly for international travellers, as the doors to us have been closed since Ma
When we think about noodles, we probably don’t pay too much attention to their origin. For most of us, they have usually come out of a box, all cut exactly to the same length and shape.In Vietnam you will experience many dishes including the qu
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a foreign country? Especially a country as beautiful as Vietnam. Have you ever visited a place, and thought,  I wish we could go back and live there.With everything going on in the world o
In todays' world of media there are so many news broadcasters competing for your attention, it’s hard to know which one to trust. With the advent of Covid’s most devastating outbreak in Vietnam and in particular Saigon happening in 2021, gettin
Thousands of downloads across these TOP 5 Episodes reminds me why I started the What About Vietnam travel podcast series.  It affirms to me you want to hear from real travellers, locals on the ground and ex-pats who can share their experiences
Hanoi, where the old and the new live side by side.  A city rich in history and culture and yet bursting at the seams to change. A city where tourists prefer to seek out the rich tapestry of traditions, amongst the buzz of ordinary street life,
If you are a foodie and looking for something adventurous in Vietnam; Something fun! ( I mean hysterical) and a bit out there! My guest Fleur Sharpe has the goods!Let’s just say, the menu for lunch in Hanoi took a turn for the wild side when Fl
Travel in Vietnam opens our eyes to many different kinds of experiences.Whether it’s exploring the mountainous areas of Vietnam visiting minority groups and staying in homestays;  shopping in one of the big cities, or simply just visiting one k
Diving in Vietnam is NOT something you would traditionally think about doing on a holiday there. But alas, that is exactly why we are featuring diving and watersports in this Podcast Series.Where are the best dive sites?Is it safe?How much does
Whether you are the hard-core adventure traveler or just someone who loves scenery that is breathtakingly beautiful, you will love hearing about this region from my guest on today’s show.“The Ha Giang Loop”, as it is referred to on many a trave
Danang is our location and my super talented and knowledgeable guest Pedr Finn from Vietnam Food Safari tours, is our pathfinder into the city and our doyen of Vietnamese cuisineIf you are curious to try Vietnamese food but never quite sure wha
FEAR NOT... there is a love for Saigon or HCMC as it is known that will transcend any and all of the challenges it has had to endure due to the Pandemic. It is and will remain a vibrant city with districts offering up a plethora of things to do
I am stepping out of the norm in this episode to share with you some travel industry knowledge from people I consider in the know, and who you may not normally have direct access to. This is the episode for those people who don't know what to b
CNBC published in their Global Traveler Magazine an article entitled "Why This Remote Gem Should Top Your 2020 Travel List."Here's just a couple of excerpts from the article, "Deep in the valleys forged by the waters of Asia’s Red River, a seri
Have you ever been curious to see how people lived hundreds of years ago along the mighty Mekong river? River cruising is the only way to do it in luxury, and still feel the essence of it as a water highway relied upon by a diverse range of loc
Be ready to discover a world that time has forgotten. Enter the colourful world of the Bac Ha markets in Vietnam. Where century-old traditions create one of the most unique travel experiences of your life.Are you a budding photographer? Have yo
Do you love to try new food?  Do you like to experiment with new cuisines? What about learning a new culture and having some fun along the way? Then a cooking class is a must to include in your tour of Vietnam.Not every country offers up Cookin
Are you heading to Danang and looking for an activity that takes you outdoors exploring nature? Do you like fresh air and lush rainforests full of endangered species like the  Red-shanked douc langurs? They are those cute monkeys with red bib n
If you love competitive running and enjoy the spirit of a trail series, then this episode will cover what you need to know and much more. However, if you see this title and immediately think this is NOT for you. You may do a 360.  Like I did.I
Arriving into any big city can be daunting for even the most seasoned traveler.Arriving into Saigon with a population of about 8.6 million people and over 9 million motorbikes can be downright “hair raising”.  It's 2020 and most of the world is
When some people talk about Vietnam they say “It's all about the food”,  and while that is partially true because it’s so fantastic. Wouldn't you like to know about the different flavours and influences between the North and the South, and some
Today, we are going to help you discover and mastermind the experiences you want to have in Vietnam.How to pre-plan so it meets your expectations. How can you get everyone on board, and savour the anticipation of going there, even though you ma
In a wonderland of natural beauty and culture, you may find the one thing you didn’t know you were missing – yourself. What about a holiday that ended up being a life-changing healing experience. “Why not”, you say. Is there a “booking.com for
Hear how Danang offers up a new kind of experience for my guest today, Jonathan Kiely.A fun Irish lad who left Ireland in search of adventure and who found himself drawn to the beachside city of Danang where he has decided, he might just settle
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