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Asia’s Top 10 Backpacking Destinations

Southeast Asia’s lush tropical landscape and patchwork of ancient civilizations, combined with relatively low prices for western travelers, has drawn a steady stream of backpackers since the counter-cultural movement of the sixties. The current flows as strongly today as ever before and, as this list of the region’s gems attest, it’s easy to understand why. […]

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The Top Ten Cheap Travel Destinations in Asia

Asia’s always been a prime destination for gap year students and adventurers thanks to the thriving backpacker culture and cheap lifestyle. Cities like Bangkok and Hanoi have long been recognized as places where the dollar becomes positively acrobatic in its ability to stretch its value, but it seems that nowadays, travelers can travel more and […]

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The World’s Ten Best Green Hotels

Green hotels aren’t just huts on the beach — and if they are, these exceptionally modern green hotels have luxury in their corner. These ten are just a sampling of a stunning array of how far the eco culture has come and how it can provide a dreamy honeymoon or adrenaline-filled getaway for every type […]

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How Big is Vietnam in Comparison to the United States, Germany, Japan and UK?

The first thing any traveler planning a trip to Vietnam needs to know is the geographic size of the country. Well, here are the raw numbers along with a bunch of helpful maps to put Vietnam’s size and unique shape into perspective. As you’ll see, Vietnam is not a particularly large country, but it is […]

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One Week in Vietnam

Vietnam enlivens the spirit and overloads the senses. One week is not nearly enough, and many visitors faced with seven days often feel they have to choose between the north and the south. However, between the climate, the culture and their respective views on history, there are some excellent reasons to visit both areas. One […]

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Travel Guide to Hanoi and its Attractions

Hanoi, Vietnam’s elegant capital lies on the banks of the Red River with the tranquil Hoan Kiem Lake at its center. Hanoi is a city where the modern co-exists with the traditional; it is a city where imagination becomes a reality. There is a curious paradox about Hanoi that attracts tourists to unravel its various […]

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