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Vietnam

Top 10 Travel Tips For Backpacking Vietnam

Colorful lanterns in Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam is slowly but surely emerging as the preferred Southeast Asian destination for backpackers all over the globe. And why not? With so much to offer in terms of exotic street food, long pristine beaches with clear waters, ethnic people and lifestyles, ancient cities and monuments with rich history, breathtaking trekking locations, gorgeous landscapes and … Read More

Top Culinary Achievements Of 2014 + Photos & Videos

Derek Freal's top culinary achievements of 2014

2014 has been a fun-filled and food-filled year but not one without it’s share of trials and tribulations (case in point getting locked up abroad for 16 days and eventually deported because of a tweet). But through it all I’ve kept on the hunt for more tasty foods to try, whether strange or taboo or … Read More

Your Guide To The Phong Nha Caves

The colorful Phong Nha Cave

Tucked away in Quảng Bình province far removed from most tourists lies the Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, home to over 300 caves including the largest one in the world, Sơn Đoòng Cave. Back in 2003 the park earned itself a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List and tourism has been slowly increasing ever … Read More

Photo Journey Through Thiên Đường “Paradise Cave” Vietnam

Thien Duong "Paradise" Cave in Phong Nha, Vietnam

When Thiên Đường “Paradise” Cave was discovered in 2005 within Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park it took the title of longest cave in Vietnam away from the name star of the park, Phong Nha Cave. At 31km in length Paradise Cave is more than four times longer than it’s nearby sister and has much more … Read More

Why Most Tourists Never Return To Vietnam

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Many people love Vietnam. Many others, particularly long-term travelers, don’t care for it and feel that one trip was more than enough. After all no matter how much or how little you travel, there is always that one place you like the least. Some countries just rub you the wrong way, for whatever arcane reason. … Read More

46 Countries, 46 Travel Ideas To Inspire You

Postcards from Berlin, Germany

I am not someone who is on a quest to visit every country in the world, ticking them off a travel ‘to do’ list. I’m someone who is on a quest to explore as much of the world as I can, learn about and appreciate diverse cultures and meet and interact with different people. But … Read More

FriFotos: The Technology That Let Me Travel The Ho Chi Minh Trail

"Rusty" the Honda Win I used to travel the Ho Chi Minh trail

This magnificent piece of machinery is what has allowed me to travel the Ho Chi Minh Trail. It is also the main reason why I haven’t written much recently — kind of hard to open up a laptop when bouncing around on two wheels. However after realizing that this week’s FriFotos theme is technology I … Read More

Amazing, Weird, Exotic & Delicious Fruits in Southeast Asia

The amazing, weird, exotic and delicious fruits of Asia

New foods and traveling go hand in hand with each other. If you aren’t going to sample the local cuisine and instead prefer your McDonald’s, well then you might want to think twice about traveling somewhere exotic. Those type of people are scaredy-cat travelers — brave enough to travel but still fearful of trying anything … Read More