Photo of the Week: Happy Tết from Vietnam!

Photo of the Week: Happy Tết from Vietnam!

It’s that time of year when everyone seems to celebrating! As carnival celebrations rage in Rio (currently being live Instagrammed for #TheLocalTakeover) and across Europe and the Caribbean, the people of Vietnam prep for their own special celebrations for the Lunar New Year.  Tết marks the beginning of the Vietnamese calendar and if...

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Photo of the week: Vietnamese coffee time in Hoi An

Photo of the week: Vietnamese coffee time in Hoi An

This month, we’re indulging our caffeine obsession with a look at coffee culture around the world. It’s amazing that something as simple as a bean can produce so many different exciting local variations. As a coffee drinker, you have a surprising amount of choice. You can choose how your coffee is served, flavoured,...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Vietnam

A Beginner’s Guide to Vietnam

I thought I knew Vietnam. I grew up watching movies like Good Morning Vietnam and Platoon, and episodes of China Beach on TV. My parents took me to see Miss Saigon at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre. Even though I was born several years after the fall of Saigon, 1980s...

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Top Tips for a Trip to Vietnam

Top Tips for a Trip to Vietnam

No doubt about it, Southeast Asia is one of the top choices for travellers. Beautiful scenery, friendly people, and cheap food and accommodations make it a popular destination not just with backpackers, but with anyone who wants an affordable trip to paradise. As one of the less traditional stops on...

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Photo of the Week: Green Fields Outside Hanoi

Photo of the Week: Green Fields Outside Hanoi

The hues of green in this photo from outside Hanoi are incredible. There are two rice crops a year, and the best time to visit is just before harvest time, when the crops are very tall and green and just go on for miles and miles in the countryside. Our...

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