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[26 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 927 views]
Cruising through Halong Bay

Halong Bay was high on the list of priorities on my “must see” list of things to see in Vietnam. Believe it or not, the main reason for this was down to the Top Gear Vietnam special. If you haven’t seen it yet, you really should look it up. It shows the beauty of Vietnam perfectly, alongside the usual larking about from Clarkson, Hammond and Captain Slow.
Halong Bay is one of the most iconic places to visit in Northern Vietnam. You can’t visit Hanoi (or northern Vietnam) and not do …

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[7 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 730 views]
Say it like the Vietnamese…

I’ve been meaning to write this blog for weeks now. Four weeks and 3 days to be precise.
I loved lots of things about Vietnam but I have to say the best thing about the country is the people. And my favourite thing about the people is the sayings they come off with…
Here’s a selection of phrases that I know are in every beach seller, shop keeper or motorbike driver’s guide to the English language.
“Buy something……….” – can usually be followed with “now” if you happen to meet a bossy-boots seller.
Ïf …