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Mar
08
2017
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Experience
Discovering the real Vietnam with Jack Tran tours.

Discovering the real Vietnam with Jack Tran tours.

One of the things we love to do whilst travelling is interacting with local people, hearing their stories and getting to know their way of life. Sometimes though it can feel hard to break down the barriers of culture, language and suspicion that can prevent us from really getting below the surface of a country or region. Taking a Hoi An Tour was the perfect way to gain access to people and stories...
Jul
27
2015
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4549
Food
Must-eats for a food tour in Hoi An

Must-eats for a food tour in Hoi An

Hoi An attracts millions of visitors every year to its centuries-old relics, nights that are magically lit up by hand-made lanterns, and gentle activities like cruising on the Hoai River that flows through it. This old town in the central province of Quang Nam is also known for its people's honesty and hospitality. But Hoi An's attractiveness also lies in its vast cuisine with foods that are ch...
Jul
10
2015
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3375
Experience
Vietnamese Eco Trip

Vietnamese Eco Trip

In this post, I will discuss the Vietnam War from various perspectives. I will also be showing pictures where battles have taken place. As I mentioned in the first post about Vietnam, please do not read this post, if you feel this will cause any type of ill feeling. Mark and I, as well as the kids, learned a great deal during this tour; I hope all of our readers learn something as well... We ha...
Jul
10
2015
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3125
Experience
Breeding buffalos for tourism

Breeding buffalos for tourism

VietNamNet Bridge - Many farmers in Hoi An have earned incomes of nearly VND100 million ($5,000) a year by providing buffaloes to serve tourists. Mr. Le Viet Nhien, a farmer in Cam Chau Ward Recognizing that foreign tourists might have an interest in being "farmers for a day", Mr. Le Viet Nhien, a farmer in Cam Chau Ward, bought 12 buffaloes in 2010. His intention was to use them for both agr...
Jul
09
2015
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3306
Experience
Bicycle Friendly Hoi An Vietnam

Bicycle Friendly Hoi An Vietnam

While planning our route through Vietnam one of the places I was most looking forward to visiting was Hoi An. Many travellers we had talked to had absolutely raved about the place. However, our two-week long stay in Hoi An, Vietnam became a love-hate relationship. I found the people to be incredibly grumpy, which is contrary to what we had experienced in other parts of Vietnam. But then there w...
Jun
18
2015
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3453
Experience
YOUR GUIDE TO HOI AN,  THE HIDDEN GEM OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

YOUR GUIDE TO HOI AN, THE HIDDEN GEM OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

If you haven’t heard of Hoi An, you’re not the only one. This is one of Southeast Asia’s best kept sort-of-secrets. Those who have had the pleasure of visiting are bound to brag about this little gem, with its’ exceptionally well-preserved Old Town and streets lined with colourful lanterns. If you find yourself on a tiki tour of S. E. Asia, you’re gonna want to put th...
May
01
2015
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3387
Experience
Good Morning Vietnam, Part 4: Fishing off Hoi An!

Good Morning Vietnam, Part 4: Fishing off Hoi An!

In my previous post, I talked about the first "agritourism" or "ecotour" tour we did during out recent, month-long trip through Vietnam (thanks to Vietnam Central Coastal Tourism!): Wet Rice Farming with Water Buffalo, and how awesome it was! The second one, also with Jack Tran's Ecotours, was Fishing and 'Palm Paradise', and it was great fun, as well! Elisse casts her fishing net! As...