Beer Corner Hanoi: Old vs. New, which is best?

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Before pubs and clubs became a thing, bia hoi or beer corner Hanoi, was the original choice for locals looking for a cheap, tasty beer.  Travelers suckling on bottles of Saigon or Bia Hanoi soon got wind of an even more affordable tipple and so began a tradition. Beer corner is almost like a traveler’s rite of passage in Vietnam.  … Read More

Dark Cave, Phong Nha – What makes it so exhilarating?

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Dark Cave is whole different creature from your average tourist cave experience and we couldn’t wait to try it out! We thought the weather was going to spoil our fun again this time round. We woke up to a wet and cold day, doubting our decision but opted to stick it out and stoked we did! Sure, Paradise Cave has … Read More

Paradise Cave Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

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Seen one cave, seen ‘em all? Not the case at Paradise Cave, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park During our 2016 visit to Dong Hoi, we attempted to visit Dark Cave in the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. It wasn’t to be as bad weather flooded the cave, foiling both our plans and a second shot at it since … Read More

Au Lac Bar and Hostel, Dong Hoi

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Au Lac Bar and Hostel is more than your average Vietnamese hostel This was our second visit to Dong Hoi and it was for pretty much the same reason. We wanted to visit the Phong Nha caves. While researching accommodation options, we found that not only was Dong Hoi cheaper than Phuong Nha, it had more to offer too. Vietnam … Read More

The LTXtraordinary Road Trip: Leg 18 Hue to Dong Hoi

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Hue to Dong Hoi was a new route with an old friend kind of travel day. Back in 2016 we did a DMZ Tour which included some well-known historical landmarks such as; Khe Sanh, The Rockpile, the start of the Ho Chi Minh trial, Vin Moc tunnels and Ben Hai river (the official divide between North and South Vietnam). Preparations … Read More

Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue is a Vietnam must see

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Thien Mu Pagoda, piece of a rich and complex Hue history The Thien Mu Pagoda is a local superstar in Hue. Every tour agency, local tour and Hue local will tell you it’s a must see.     It has a breathtaking location on the bank of the Perfume River and linked to a profound moment in history. We weren’t … Read More

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