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The Sepia-Toned Pandemonium Of Hanoi, Vietnam
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The Sepia-Toned Pandemonium Of Hanoi, Vietnam

I arrived in Hanoi airport after a white-knuckle roller coaster courtesy of the lingering typhoon in the area. I had no idea what to expect, really. My idea of Southeast Asia was something along the […]

Saigon From The Backseat
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Saigon From The Backseat

A tour of Saigon from the backseat of a motorcycle. By Justin Calderon It’s dusk in Ho Chi Minh City — or Saigon as it is still called here — and the haze of the […]

What Exactly Is Bánh Sèo Anyway?
Bourdain In Vietnam To Close Out Season 5A (Yes There’s A “B” Coming In August)

What Exactly Is Bánh Sèo Anyway?

Bánh xèo means either “sizzling cake” or “sound crepe,” depending on what your Google search turns up, but either way, the name refers to this southern Vietnamese crepe made of rice flour, water, coconut milk, […]

In Search Of The Next Phuket — In Vietnam
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In Search Of The Next Phuket — In Vietnam

In the never-ending quest to discover the “Phuket of the ’80’s,” could it be that the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc, just off the Cambodian border in the Gulf of Thailand, is the real thing? […]

Cruising The Mekong
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Cruising The Mekong

You could hop on that Celebrity Cruise headed for Barbados, or you could head to the Mekong, the world’s 10th-longest river for a real adventure. Follow this journey in the Sydney Morning Herald of a […]

The Return Of Lonely Planet Cycling Guides
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The Return Of Lonely Planet Cycling Guides

In 2006, my wife and I bicycled through six Southeast Asian nations over three months. During the first half of the journey, one resource we turned to was Lonely Planet’s Cycling Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. […]

Nothing Like A Nice Cup Of…Weasel Regurgitation?
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Nothing Like A Nice Cup Of…Weasel Regurgitation?

Wandering the labyrinth of streets that makes up Hanoi’s Old Quarter district, by no other skill than dumb luck, I found myself on Hang Hanh Street, in other words, “Coffee Street.” I claim not to […]

Bourdain In Vietnam To Close Out Season 5A (Yes There’s A “B” Coming In August)
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Bourdain In Vietnam To Close Out Season 5A (Yes There’s A “B” Coming In August)

Don’t ask me why the Travel Channel splits up their seasons using an “A” and “B” instead of just starting with a new number, but I remember Andrew Zimmern mentioning this back at the NYT […]

Go Ahead And Splurge A Bit, You’re In Ha Long Bay

Go Ahead And Splurge A Bit, You’re In Ha Long Bay

By Kyle Long Within the first five minutes of exiting the airport I got a pretty good sense of what I was going to find in Vietman. Arriving here can be a bit of a […]

Where To Find The Best (And Cheapest) Eats In Saigon
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Where To Find The Best (And Cheapest) Eats In Saigon

Travel to Vietnam has been exploding during the last few years, with over 4,000,000 international travelers in 2007 alone (a 268% increase from 1998), and it’s probably fair to say that the Vietnam’s well-deserved reputation […]