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Souvenirs of Southeast Asia: A Little Something for Everyone

Shopping for souvenirs on your journey can be a daunting task, but most major tourist hubs across the continent feature a wide-variety of unique gifts to bring back to your loved ones. If you’re concerned about finding something special, we’re here to help! Here’s a list of souvenirs for each one of our South Asian […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Luxury Travel in Vietnam

If you are looking for the perfect combination of culture, relaxation and adventure, then Vietnam offers one of the most unique luxury travel experiences in Southeast Asia. From the elegant heritage hotels of Hanoi and Saigon, to the exotic mystique of Halong Bay and Vietnam’s exclusive island resorts, luxury travel in Vietnam provides the perfect […]

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Responsible Travel in Vietnam

We recently shared our guide to travel in Northern Vietnam and now we are back to talk about responsible tourism. Travelling responsibly in Vietnam has never been easier with more and more companies and organisations thinking, not just about profit, but sustainability and conservation too. The tourism industry has one of the biggest roles to […]

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Expert Travel Guide for Northern Vietnam

Did you know that Vietnam is an incredible 1,650km long? This epic distance means that most travelers with a 2-week holiday must choose carefully where they want to visit and how they want to get around. While it is tempting to see it all, visiting fewer destinations is usually a much more relaxing and immersive […]

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What NOT to Eat in Asia!

Source Travelling is all about new experiences, meeting new people and trying new food. However, there are some foods that you should stay away from, not because they look strange, taste bad, or make you sick, but because they are made from animals that have been hunted to the brink of extinction. While we may […]

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Responsible Luxury: Best Nature Lodges and Eco-Resorts in Asia

What could be more enjoyable than a relaxing holiday in a secluded lodge, surrounded by fascinating wildlife and spectacular scenery? If you can have world-class luxury accommodation, that is both eco-friendly and supports animal conservation at the same time, then we think you are off to a good start. That is why we have prepared […]

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Southeast Asia by Plane, Train and Sea

If you have ever read Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne, then you might have imagined yourself as a modern-day Phileas Fogg, travelling to exotic locales using ingenious modes of transportation. Today, travelling is easier than ever before: all you need is a plane ticket or fare for a taxi, but where […]

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Top 5 Best Fusion Foods in Asia

Asia is known for having some of the best food in the world. Whether you prefer spicy Malaysian curry, healthy Thai salads, or flavourful Vietnamese noodles, this region has something for everyone. Trade and migration between countries, as well as the cultural influences of colonialism, have created many foods that combine the best of both […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Vietnam’s Caves

Ever since the largest cave in the world was discovered in Vietnam in 2009, the country has become a hot spot for adventure travellers. Vietnam caving isn’t just for the pro’s though! Check out our beginner’s guide to Vietnam’s caves. Every year there seems to be yet another amazing reason to visit Vietnam. In the […]

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Buffalo Q&A: (Way) Off the Tourist Track in Halong Bay

Beyond the boat deck, what things to do in Halong Bay are perfect for adventurous travellers? We caught up with our rock climbing and kayaking specialists at Asia Outdoors to get the answers.   When we take adventure-seekers to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Halong Bay, we love to help them get off of […]

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One Adventure Fits All: Why Vietnam’s Caves are Everybody’s Travel “Must”

The Phong Nha, Vietnam caves are not reserved only for adventure travel experts. Buffalo’s admitted adventure travel novice talks about why the caves are an absolute must for everyone! “I’m scared of spiders!” “I’m not very outdoors-y.” “I’m not really a camping kind of person.” We urbanites always have a few catch-all excuses for why we’d rather skip that […]

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WATCH: Culture and Trekking in Sapa, Vietnam

What does it feel like to explore Sapa, Vietnam with us? We went behind-the-scenes with one of our travellers to experience our Sapa Trekking tour from his point of view! Tiered rice paddy fields, spectacular vistas and colourful communities all make Sapa, Vietnam an unforgettable destination to lots of travellers. But can we prove it? We decided to go […]

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WATCH: Forests and Floating Markets in the Mekong Delta

What does it feel like to explore the Mekong Delta in Vietnam with us? We went behind-the-scenes with our travellers to experience our Mekong Delta River tour from her point of view! If ever there were a place where time stood still, that place is the Mekong Delta. Vast and magical, the Mekong Delta is unlike any place in the […]

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WATCH: Cyclos and History in Hanoi, Vietnam

What does it feel like to explore Hanoi, Vietnam with us? We went behind-the-scenes with one of our travellers to experience our Hanoi city highlights and food tour from his point of view! After you’ve settled into the excitement and utter chaos of Hanoi, you’ll begin to discover what makes this a spectacular travel destination. Fabulous street food, chatty […]

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