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Travel Around the World through Food

Times are changing; the way we think, communicate and behave is changing. Just because we're stranded at home in the Covid19 pandemic, does not stop us from roaming other routes. One route, in particular, you can explore is by recreating familiar continental dishes or even experience them for the first time. Travel through the minds and tastebuds of a local and devise some tasty delicacies. If you can't visit the...

Bring Vietnam to your kitchen and make Banh Mi

Vietnam is renowned for its noodle, rice and soup-based dishes. However, one famous dish which is quite the opposite is its staple street food desire, is the Banh Mi. A crunchy baguette local type breakfast (yet you can have at any time of the day). Depending on where you visit in Vietnam, the style of the Banh Mi changes. It was first introduced by the French in the 1950s adopted...

Enrich your holiday – learn the local language!

September 13, 2015 Do you want to get more out of your holiday? A good tip for when you travel is to learn a few phrases of the local language. By doing this it will enrich your experience, even if you only learn to speak a few words. Many places which Ethical Travel Portal visit, English is not commonly spoken. At least not among the elders, so a few phrases are always...

Pu Luong – A Trip To Remember

I was lucky enough to travel to Pu Luong one of the under-the-radar destinations in Northern Vietnam. Isolate in rough off-road areas, Pu Luong has been overshadowed by a more popular destination Mai Chau. This time I ventured a bit further to explore more hidden parts and the authenticity. A 4-hour drive took me to Mai Chau. I guess that the scenery is the first reason visitors flood to Mai Chau....

Cycling Northern Vietnam

We all know how cycling can be good for you giving you great health benefits. This could range from greater cardiovascular endurance, joint mobility and many others. It is also an eco-friendly mode form of transport producing no emissions. By travelling by cycle you get to explore places off the beaten path. Being able to explore and stop anywhere you like. The perfect place to do this is Northern Vietnam. This...

10 reasons why you should go on a cycling holiday

When growing up, one of the first and most valuable gifts I got was a red pushbike. The neighbouring kids and I pushed our cherished bicycles ten metres up the hill. Just so we could fly down at rapid speed! We did this over and over again. It was never a dull moment. By the time we children became what we deemed "cycling experts", we were cycling everywhere! Now, when I...

Vietnam Fast Facts

Vietnam is a fine country and is rich in history and culture. Here are some intriguing pieces of information for you to know and impress your friends, co-workers, family or travel companions with.   Vietnamese food is a mix of influence from Thai and Chinese cuisines. According to sciencekids it’s one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. It mainly consists of seafood, herbs, fruits and vegetables. Its staple food is...

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Weather To Go Vietnam

Subject to the time of year you visit Vietnam you may encounter diverse types of weather. Similarly, you can also face different weather based on the area of Vietnam you visit. Therefore it’s vital you know whether to pack suncream or a raincoat in advance.   Northern Vietnam-Hanoi, Cuc Phuong Ha Long Bay, Sapa Ninh Bin and Mai Chau April-October: During this period there will be plenty of rain in Northern Vietnam and...

Do I need a Visa to Visit Vietnam?

Most Travellers who are visiting Vietnam require a tourist visa for a minimum of 15-30 days. If you want to extend you can once in Vietnam. Similarly, your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your proposed stay before you can apply or enter the country. However certain countries are exempt for up to a certain duration of days in which they can secure a visa on...

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Vietnam Top Tips

Vietnam is one of the most picturesque countries to visit in Southern Asia. It caters to many types of travellers. It also has a population of over 96 million people according to worldpopulationreview. As Vietnam has a big population it’s important you have insider information before travelling there. This way you can remain safe within the large population, optimise your travel to the fullest and remain a healthy traveller by...