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Halong Bay Formations

Halong Bay Formations

Ha Long bay is in the top list must see of Vietnam. But most people get confused of Halong Bay formations, how it was formed and how long it has been there. What is the scientific fact beyond the local Dragons related legends? This review is about that.


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Bun Cha Obama

Bun Cha Obama

An US president that ate Hanoi's streetfood! This was never even in my wildest imagination. During Vietnam visit, US president Obama surprised the whole Vietnam by eating bun cha- grilled pork noodle in a street restaurant in Hanoi. And he also drank Hanoi beer!


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Buffalo Joe

Buffalo Joe

A tourist guide since 2007, Buffalo Joe took hundreds of big groups of tourists and couples on their journeys exploring Vietnam in the past 9 years.


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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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