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  • Pullman Hanoi
    Room Report: Pullman Hotel Hanoi, Vietnam
    Arrival Experience: Formerly known as the Horizon hotel (as many taxi drivers still refer to it), Accor has finally sunken its teeth into its Pullman brand and designed the interior d├ęcor to match its business-friendly atmosphere. Guests enter the...
  • Take that trip of a lifetime to Vietnam with this 15-day World Spree tour deal
    Take that trip of a lifetime to Vietnam with this 15-day tour deal
    Vietnam is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations of the world.If it’s on your bucket list, consider this deal, just announced via emailed press release from World Spree, for 15-day Best of Vietnam and Cambodia tour with rates...
  • Exploring north Vietnam from top down
    Exploring north Vietnam from top down
    The north of Vietnam is different from its southern half. For over a thousand years, the culturally Chinese Confucius and Buddhist north was a separate kingdom from their Khmer Buddhist cousins in the south. Although the south was tropical year...
  • Cigarette
    Vietnamese National Assembly unanimously votes in favor of smoking ban
    Hanoi - According to figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) published on No Tobacco Day, approximately 40,000 youth die annually in Vietnam due to smoking. The WHO warned the number could jump to 70,000 by 2030 if the nation did not...
  • Historic artifact exchange in Hanoi today
    Historic artifact exchange in Hanoi today
    The Department of Defense posted an item of interest today that might be missed by most civilians.This morning, in Hanoi, Vietnam, American and Vietnamese defense ministers, for the first time, exchanged items that were taken by service members...
  • Halong Bay, Vietnam
    48 Hours in Hanoi, Vietnam
    HANOI, VIETNAM – 48 hours may not sound like enough time to experience everything Hanoi has to offer, but in a tourist-friendly city like this, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much you can accomplish.As Vietnam's capital city...
  • Water puppets in Hanoi
    Hanoi Street Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam: cheap and lovely budget accommodation
    The last time I went to Hanoi, Vietnam, my friend and I had problems with the hotel we had originally booked at and decided to leave after the first night. We found two rooms in another highly-recommended hotel, but couldn't get in until the...
  • Hanoi
    Five things you must take on a trip to Hanoi, Vietnam
    I'll soon be taking another vacation in Hanoi, Vietnam and, while thinking about what to pack, I remembered the five things I took on my last trip that made my vacation much more pleasant. These five must take things are items many travelers...
  • Sapa, Vietnam
    Vietnam for the budget traveler
    Vietnam, a long slip of a country, is blessed with 2,025 miles of coastline with endless white sand beaches, protected harbors, picturesque fishing fleets and an amazing variety of fresh seafood. From the lofty peaks of the northern highlands...
  • Halong Bay
    Hanoi, halong, and uncle ho
    Inhabited since 3000 BC, Hanoi is the capital and cultural center of Vietnam. Situated in an attractive natural setting along the banks of the Red River, the city is home to six million residents and more than 600 pagodas and temples. Hoan Kiem...
  • St. Joseph of Hanoi, Vietnam
    Hanoi's St. Joseph Cathedral glorifies its gothic appearance
    In Hanoi, faithful Catholics flocked to St. Joseph's Cathedral to touch the majestic building of this sacred spot.While tour books and reviews claim the building needs an overhaul in painting, it stands as a reminder of old and venerable...
  • Hanoi
    Not My Father's Vietnam
    My childhood was filled with stories of my father's18-month tour of duty in Vietnam. It is a part of a historical context that is often undiscussed and ignored by todays society. I always tried to wrap my head around the terrifying experiences...
  • Dr. Neil Kay with patients in Hanoi.
    "There is a constant cloud of pollution hanging over the city" Dr. Neil Kay on volunteering in Hanoi
    Dr. Neil Kay came back from Viet Nam recently. He left right after the Chicago Dental Midwinter Meeting and went to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (the old Saigon) in Viet Nam. He went there to work with dental faculty and teach them about...