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What makes Vietnam unique? Part 1

Every country is different in its own way, but what makes Vietnam unique? I have been jotting down answers to this question since we arrived in Vietnam a month ago, and I am still adding to it daily. 1,066 more words

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Almost a local in Hoi An

When we decided to spend 6+ months in Asia as part of a sabbatical, we had the choice of many destinations and a little time in each.   588 more words

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A Vietnamese breakfast order to explain Brexit

Being on sabbatical in Vietnam whilst reading the BBC news and progress on shambolic and frankly worrying Brexit negotiations, made me think a little of a local analogy. 549 more words

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Unspoken rules for getting around in Vietnam


Getting around in Vietnamese cities, whether that be getting around by bicycle, motorbike, car or on foot, takes a bit if practice.  We haven’t used the buses, so I can’t comment on those, but for the rest, we’re starting to get the hang of it. 1,905 more words

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Hanoi to Hoi An by train

Hanoi to Hoi An by train was quite an experience for me. But before I continue, I need to come clean and explain that I do not have much experience of train travel in Asia or other parts of the world. 1,194 more words

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Weird Vietnamese street food in Hoi An

What is the most adventurous thing you have eaten? Would you consider eating weird Vietnamese street food?  How weird? I head you ask. I am getting ahead of myself.   1,752 more words

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Getting to know the Vietnamese

If my first impression of Vietnam was an assault to the senses, the next was a slow burn of charm, enchantment and delight. As time goes by, and I am getting to know the real Vietnam, I am loving it!   995 more words

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