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The Expeditioner’s May Travel Photo Contest Winner: Hanoi Eatery
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The Expeditioner’s May Travel Photo Contest Winner: Hanoi Eatery

Dear Hanoi, you can have your cacophony of unrelenting horns. Me? I’ll revel in the bliss that is your cuisine. This month’s photo contest winner, Jonathan Hall, did just that. In his own words: Hanoi’s […]

8 Coffee Shops In Saigon You Need To Try
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8 Coffee Shops In Saigon You Need To Try

Travelers who’ve downed a cup of joe in Southeast Asia know that the stuff’s good — really good — but not like what you’re used to at home. Given the coffee’s brewed from extra-bold beans […]

Vietnam By Bike: The Greatest Trip On Earth
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Vietnam By Bike: The Greatest Trip On Earth

Let’s pretend for a moment that I’m a jacked-up, grease-loving, motorhead that feels at home in leather pants. I would boast of my vehicular chariot’s duel exhausts, 454 “ponies under the hood,” and chrome-plated deely-bops. […]

December’s “Christmas Around The World” Photo Contest Winner: A Ho Chi Minh City Santa Hat
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December’s “Christmas Around The World” Photo Contest Winner: A Ho Chi Minh City Santa Hat

It never ceases to amaze us when two people are on the same page, let alone 8 million. We learned from our December photo contest at our Flickr group, that this is exactly the case […]

October’s “Adventure Travel” Photo Contest Winner
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October’s “Adventure Travel” Photo Contest Winner

This month’s contest winner brings back memories for some of us at The Expeditioner. With Matt recently back from his escapades through Cambodia and Vietnam, he can vouch for me when I say that routine […]

SE Asia Trip Dispatch: Part Three (Saigon Part Duex)
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SE Asia Trip Dispatch: Part Three (Saigon Part Duex)

On June 11, 1963, Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc set himself on fire to protest the treatment of monks by American-backed President Ngo Dinh Diem. This act led to the steep decline of the support […]

SE Asia Trip Dispatch: Part Two (Saigon: First Impressions)
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SE Asia Trip Dispatch: Part Two (Saigon: First Impressions)

Jet lag does some strange things to the mind on the road. Waking up, sweating in the middle of the night, with no chance of falling back asleep, it sends your mind into some dark […]

SE Asia Trip Dispatch: Part One (When A Layover Becomes A Trip)
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SE Asia Trip Dispatch: Part One (When A Layover Becomes A Trip)

There are a couple of things you should keep in mind when planning to include a massive layover during your trip. One: despite its reputation, layovers are good. Especially when they’re in a city you’ve […]

Phu Quoc, Vietnam: Visit Before It Becomes Phuket
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Phu Quoc, Vietnam: Visit Before It Becomes Phuket

“Like Phuket before it became Phuket.” Anyone notice how this saying is quickly becoming the de facto description to use to describe an island in Southeast Asia that is, amazingly, undeveloped and seemingly undiscovered by […]

The Quest To Avoid Tourists In Vietnam Continues
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The Quest To Avoid Tourists In Vietnam Continues

If you basically draw a line between the northern and southern tips of Vietnam, then mark the exact middle, you’ll find Da Nang, the former U.S. stronghold during the Vietnam (or American, depending on which […]