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

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

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

The LTXtraordinary Road Trip: Leg 17 Da Nang to Hue

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Da Nang to Hue is one of the most well-known stretches of road trip material in Vietnam and you’d have good cause to wonder why.  Besides having some of the best coastal views it also sports one of the most iconic landmarks in the area to get from A to B.     Preparations Let’s face it. Xorf has a … Read More

The LTXtraordinary Road Trip: Leg 16 Quang Ngai to Da Nang

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Quang Ngai to Da Nang was going to be a long ride but we didn’t care. Not even heavy rain could hinder our excitement. We were off to one our favorite Vietnamese destinations and we couldn’t wait to get there! Preparations The only thing we did different for this leg was stock up on electrolyte drinks. We woke up feeling … Read More

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