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VIDEO: Dzay Tribe Hike to Ta Van Village

Dzay Tribe Hike to Ta Van Village in the Sapa Regional travel video

After having lunch we set off on the second leg of our journey for the day en route to explore Ta Van Village (Dzay Tribe) in the mountainous region of Sapa, Vietnam. After a long hike in the morning lunch was anything but relaxing. The Black Hmong ladies who had followed us for the duration [...]

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VIDEO: Ha Long Bay Cruise

Ha Long Bay Cruise

This is a travel video that attempts to capture some of the magic we experienced while touring the emerald waters and Karst mountain islets of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam aboard a Vietnamese Junk Boat Cruise for two days. The simply breathtaking scenery compares favorably to Guilin, China and Ko Phi Phi (James Bond Island), Thailand [...]

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VIDEO: Room with a view in Sapa

Room with a view in Sapa

In our latest travel video we arrive in Sapa and check into our hotel that offers a room with a view overlooking simply breathtaking views of gorgeous mountain vistas in northern Vietnam. Together we have over four years worth of continuous travel and backpacking experience, yet we never experienced a room with as stunning of [...]

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VIDEO: Ha Long Bay Kayaking Adventure

Ha Long Bay Kayaking Adventure

This is our latest travel video where we paddle along scenic Ha Long Bay, Vietnam in our kayaks, as part of our adventure sports activities of our tour. Although we typically don’t engage in water sports, we decided to jump at the opportunity to go kayaking together for the first time. In 2008, I did [...]

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VIDEO: Hoi An, Vietnam Travel Guide

Visiting temples and landmarks in the Ancient Town of Hoi An, Vietnam

Although we had spent over a week in Hoi An, there were a number of attractions, buildings, temples and other historic sites we had yet to visit. Thus, on one of our last days in Hoi An, we (Samuel and Audrey) decided to explore the center of the ancient town on our bicycles. We purchased [...]

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VIDEO: Bus from Hoi An to Hanoi

Sleeper bus ride journey from Hoi An to Hanoi, Vietnam travel video

Recently we completed our final main stretch of travels in Vietnam by hopping on a 17 hour overnight bus from Hoi An to Hanoi. This was our third – and final – long haul bus trip in Vietnam. We definitely realized that taking the train was a far more comfortable way of getting from point [...]

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VIDEO: Tra Que Water Wheel Restaurant

Tra Que Water Wheel restaurant fresh herb dinner near Hoi An, Vietnam

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed spending most of our days exploring Ancient Hoi An; however, when we had a chance to bike out to the Vietnamese countryside to visit Tra Que Village for dinner at restaurant noted for its water wheel, we couldn’t pass on the opportunity. One of the main highlights of being based in Hoi [...]

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VIDEO: Vietnamese Cooking Class

Vietnamese cooking class at a restaurant in Hoi An, Vietnam video

Recently having tried our hands at cooking a Khmer meal in Battambang, Cambodia we were thrilled to have an opportunity to try out a Vietnamese cooking class demonstration lesson at a local restaurant in Hoi An, Vietnam where we learned how to make Pho, Cao Lau, Spring Rolls and Country pancakes. Audrey and I both [...]

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VIDEO: Making Vietnamese Rolls

Making Vietnamese Rice Rolls at Bale Well in Hoi An, Vietnam video

Recommended highly by friends and in online reviews, we were excited to head over to Bale Well (located down a back alley in central Hoi Ain, Vietnam) for a tasty Vietnamese lunch that consisted of Vietnamese rice paper wraps where special ingredients such as country pancakes, fried spring rolls, satay meat skewers, kimchi and vegetables [...]

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VIDEO: Shopping for clothes in Hoi An

Shopping for custom made clothes and dresses in Hoi An, Vietnam

In our latest travel video we hop on our bicycles and pedal around the old quarter area of Hoi An, Vietnam in search of custom made dresses for Audrey at the many tailors and custom designers found in and around the central part of town. With over 200 different tailors clustered in Hoi An, it’s [...]

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