Vietnam

Asia COVID-19 Update on Regulations & Restrictions

COVID-related restrictions can change at anytime. Here are the latest policies for Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia. Thailand Officially Thai borders are open and international travelers from all countries can visit under the Special Tourist Visa scheme. However international flights are still limited and a compulsory 14-day quarantine is required upon entry. After completing [...]

By |2021-02-18T00:02:57+00:00February 18th, 2021|Cambodia, Covid-19, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam|

Friendliest Cities Awards for Southeast Asia

Well…guess who made it to the Conde Nast Traveler 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards “Friendliest Cities in the World”. Three of our Asian destinations! Namely: #9. Hoi An, Vietnam "Whether you're interested in historic architecture, delicious food, or scenic landscapes, Hoi An is the Vietnamese destination for you. Honored as the ninth friendliest city in the [...]

By |2021-01-11T20:11:03+00:00January 11th, 2021|Culture, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam|

My Favorite Things

Have you ever arrived somewhere that you'd never visited before and immediately felt as if you had come home? Though I'd been lucky enough to have visited numerous countries over six continents, including living abroad for several years, it wasn't until I touched ground in Southeast Asia that I immediately felt a special, intangible connection [...]

By |2019-10-08T23:29:04+00:00October 8th, 2019|Borneo, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam|

Foodie Adventures & Cooking Classes

Up until fairly recently, travelers to Southeast Asia were nervous about eating unfamiliar foods. Those days are long gone! Nowadays just about everyone wants the opportunity to experience street food and local delicacies. Even people who are hesitant to try street food are still excited to learn about exotic spices, unfamiliar produce and Southeast Asian cooking techniques. Eating [...]

By |2017-11-10T21:22:54+00:00November 10th, 2017|Adventure, Cambodia, Culture, Food, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam|

How To Get Trip That You Want

There are lots of tour companies that offer generic trips to Southeast Asia, hitting the most frequently visited highlights of each country. These trips typically include motorcoach touring with a large group of people. On the plus side motorcoach tours may cost a little less. On the other hand, the included hotels aren't always in the most [...]

By |2019-03-26T21:26:26+00:00August 6th, 2017|Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, News, Thailand, Vietnam|

Fun Facts & Tidbits

There's lots to learn about history, customs, etc. when visiting the countries of Southeast Asia. But, sometimes it's the miscellaneous fun facts that are most interesting. Here are some random bits of Southeast Asia trivia: Myanmar is the highest per capita consumer of onions in the entire world. The Burmese people love their onions! The Mekong River, which flows [...]

By |2019-03-26T21:26:27+00:00April 19th, 2017|Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, News, Thailand, Vietnam|

Tet Holiday & History

Tet is Vietnam's most important holiday. It marks the beginning of the Vietnamese New Year and is traditionally a time when families gather together to eat and otherwise celebrate. Because Tet is based on the lunar calendar, the date of the holiday changes from year to year, but it generally takes place anytime from late [...]

By |2017-11-10T21:44:07+00:00February 1st, 2017|Culture, History, Vietnam|