TOP LOCAL FOOD IN HANOI

The best way to get to know the local culture of Hanoi is through their cuisine. In the list below, we will share our top food in Hanoi on offer in this charming and chaotic city. BÚN CHẢ - Barbecued Pork with Rice Vermicelli Bun Cha is Hanoi’s signature dish, which consists of grilled pork [...]

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Ken Burns’s New Documentary “The Vietnam War”

Ken Burns' new documentary exposes what we don't know about the Vietnam War. Burns says he began thinking about revisiting the Vietnam War decades ago, but decided the national psyche wasn’t ready for it. A previous major PBS series on the conflict in 1983, based on a celebrated book by veteran Vietnam correspondent Stanley Karnow suggesting that the war was less than honorable, [...]

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Dining In The Dark In Saigon

The city of Saigon on any day is a heady onslaught on all of your senses with its chaotic traffic, tooting horns, street food stalls, neon lights and general excitement around every corner. So to find a dark and silent sanctuary in the centre of this heaving city is heaven to the senses. Down a […]

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Really Cool Stuff To Do In Vietnam

This week we will offer you some really cool stuff to do in Vietnam that you won’t find in other ‘mainstream’ itineraries. We have so much fun researching these activities so we know you love them too. There is something for every type of you: beer drinkers, adrenaline junkies, families, foodies and explorers. Check out […]

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Hoi An Beachside On Sale

Nestled on the coast of the Hoi An ancient city lies the sublime villages of An Bang and Tan Thanh. Bustling with character these quaint beachside areas are the perfect location for a much needed break that won’t break the bank. Conveniently situated near Da Nang International airport, An Bang is the ideal for a […]

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Craft Beer Vietnam

Craft Beer Vietnam is here and it’s here to stay. Last week we at Wide Eyed Tours had the pleasure of experiencing the Hanoi Original Craft Brewery tour,  the first of its kind, and they knocked it out of the park! On the way our tour guide Brian told us about the history of beer in […]

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Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2017

Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2017 (DIFF 2017) with the theme “The Shining Marble Mountains” will take place from April 30th to June 26th, 2017. ABOUT DIFF Originally known as an annual event when founded in 2008, the Da Nang International Fireworks Competition became bi-annual in 2011, 2013, and 2015 over the Vietnam National Reunion [...]

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Hai Van Pass By Motorbike

Gear up and get your adventure juices flowing with a trip through the Hai Van Pass by motorbike. Bottom line is, if you are anywhere near central Vietnam there are no excuses not to experience this amazing motorbike route, here’s a breakdown of our adventure. At 8am in 38 degree Vietnam heat we plastered sunscreen […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Vietnamese New Year (Tết)

What is Tết? Tết or Vietnamese New Year is the most important time of the year in Vietnam. It’s a huge week long celebration, as big as Christmas, New Years Eve, Birthday and Bank Holidays all rolled into one. If you’re Vietnamese it’s an exciting time bustling with activities and family get togethers. For travellers […]

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Vietnamese New Year Traditions: A Guide to the 12 Days of Tết

Vietnamese New Year Traditions Têt, or Vietnamese New Year, is the largest and most important festival in the Vietnamese calendar. Vietnamese New Year Traditions  are anchored into the 12 days of Tết which are filled with religious ceremony, quality family time and purification rituals aimed at washing away all the bad luck of the old [...]

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