A Wonderful World

_How many wonders does it take for something to not be so wondrous anymore?_” I wonder when I reflect on my visit to Ha Long Bay. In 2011 Ha Long Bay was voted one of the seven new nature wonders of the world, a feat of which the Vietnamese are…

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Russian Visa in Hanoi

Applying for a Russian visa in Hanoi as a foreigner is straightforward as long as you stick to the rules of the game and do your homework. Visa requirements for any country might change at any given moment so be sure to verify the current rules with the consular office.…

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Hue City Tour

During the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century Vietnam the Nguyen dynasty ruled over Vietnam. The emperors of this family lived in Hue and resided in a ‘forbidden city’ akin to the one in Beijing. From Da Nang I travel on one of the most scenic railroads…

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A Day on the Beach in Vietnam

Spending a day on the beach is quite a different experience in countries around the world. In the western world you'll see beaches crowded with people desperately trying to get a bronzed skin, in Asia however most people avoid the sun like the plague. Asians use whitening cream and make-up…

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