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Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Bat Trang ceramic village is a nice ancient village on the bank of the Red river, 30 minutes from the busy city. People here have been making ceramics and pottery for generations. Here is my motorbike trip to this wonderful place, in a good day.


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Bia Hoi Ta Hien Hanoi

Bia Hoi Ta Hien Hanoi

Ta Hien beer corner is considered to be the "international corner" for there are many draft beer aka bia hoi shops. This is a popular place for not only young Vietnamese but also backpackers coming from all over the world. Cheap beer, interesting snacks and exciting atmosphere.


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Best Halong Bay View from Poem Mountain

Best Halong Bay View from Poem Mountain

Poem Mountain or Bai Tho Mountain is one of the most famous place for both local people and tourists, especially those looking for the best Halong view from the top. Here are some pictures from my good hiking to the top of this mountain for a spectacular view of Ha Long bay.


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Vietnamese SIM Cards

Vietnamese SIM Cards

Having a Vietnamese mobile number when in Vietnam can be handy. Vietnamese SIM cards are cheap and can easily be achieved anywhere. They can be for calls, SMSs, data and even to call home.


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Hanoi Airport Transfer

Hanoi Airport Transfer

How to get from Hanoi airport to the city center? What are Hanoi airport transfer ways available? What is the most convenient? What is the cheapest way? Can you trust airport taxi? What could be the problems if you took a “wrong” airport taxi? Do travel agencies or hotels supply airport pick up service?


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Unusual Vietnam Travel Tips

Unusual Vietnam Travel Tips

Vietnam is still considered to be the "new different world" to most people. Thus travel tips when visiting Vietnam should be necessary. Here are some unusual Vietnam travel tips that may make you laugh. But you'll never know if they can be much handy when problems occur.


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"Phở"- How to Eat Vietnamese Noodle Soup

"Phở"- How to Eat Vietnamese Noodle Soup

Phở is no doubt the most shining star in Hanoi’s food map. Ever wonder what is the right way to eat phở? Who doesn’t know about phở you said? You have eaten phở many times and you can eat it even with your eyes closed? Well it is not that easy to eat this brilliant Hanoi dish. I’ve seen many people having no idea what to do with that hot bowl.


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Hanoi's Rice Vermicelli

Hanoi's Rice Vermicelli

Hanoi’s rice vermicelli dishes take an important role in people’s daily life of this 1000 year capital city of Vietnam. “Bún” is easy to eat, healthy and really delicious. Here under are the top 5 most famous Hanoi’s rice vermicelli dishes. All the names are left untranslated as there are no English words that best describe those wonderful dishes.


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Bánh Mì - The New Vietnamese Food Obssesion

Bánh Mì - The New Vietnamese Food Obssesion

As a food guide who has been helping foreigners discovering Vietnamese food for years, it is not a weird thing for me to see people are madly falling in love with banh mi. It shares a great similarity with sandwiches. (And who doesn’t love sandwiches?!). It is truly a new shining star when placed next to Cuba sandwich, Kebab or American footlong sandwich…


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