10 Must Try Foods in Hue


10 must try foods hue vietnam


              All you need to plan for this next vacation is a love for food.  Vietnamese food varies a lot from region to region, but nowhere has more of a distinctive cuisine and unique dishes as Hue.  Once the royal seat of the emperors and the capital of Vietnam, chefs turned out 50 course meals day after day for the emperors.  Due to this, of the almost 3000 dishes Vietnam produces, about 2/3 of them originated in Hue, and many of them never left.  This creates a foody paradise just waiting to be explored.  Below, I’ve rounded up my 10 must try foods in Hue. 

Hue: The Imperial City

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              Grandiose structures, royal palaces, tombs of emperors, and delicious local specialties are just a few things Hue has to offer.  Hue is a popular stop on people’s tour of Vietnam and rightfully so.  The Imperial City that dominates the northern banks of the Perfume River and the many tombs that dot the area around town are all part of Hue’s UNESCO Heritage Site. 

7 Best Apps for Travel in Vietnam

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              With just a few apps on your smartphone, traveling is easier than ever.  Unlimited amount of information can be found and actions like booking a hotel, calling a taxi, and translating a phrase can be done in minutes.  Whether you are exploring the city or off the beaten path, these 7 apps will help you experience Vietnam with ease and get the most out of your travels. 

Top 7 Things to Do in Hoi An

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              Hoi An has become a favorite destination for tourists to Vietnam; many of them making it a must see stop on their trip north or south.  The Ancient Town is packed with sights to see, old world architecture, and delicious food.  The canary yellow painted buildings with ropes of silk lanterns swooping across the tree covered roads, and all located along a slow-moving river make it an ideal location for a tourist getaway.  Not to mention that it is often touted as the ‘tailor capitol’ of Vietnam. 

Discovering Southern Vietnam

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              After one month in Vietnam we had, for the most part, finished exploring the northern part of the country and were moving on.  My cousin and her boyfriend (who she has since married) were going to be arriving in Ho Chi Minh City in two days and we had promised to meet them there.  So, we jumped on a train in Ninh Binh and made the 32-hour train ride all the way down to Ho Chi Minh City.  

Elephants of Yok Don

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              Yok Don National Park makes history by releasing its elephants and creating the first elephant conscious tours in Vietnam.  They have created an eco-tourism initiative that replaces chains and cruel rides with observation and learning. 

5 Reasons to Visit Nha Trung (And Everything Else You Need to Know)

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Nha Trang isn’t your typical seaside town.  Combining high-rise resorts and a laid-back backpacker scene, this city caters to absolutely everyone.  Nha Trang has a beautiful turquoise bay wrapped in a crescent shaped beach of white sand and palm trees, backed by a cosmopolitan city and a ring of mountains.  No matter where you stay you are never more than a 15-minute walk from the beach.  Whether you are into visiting historic temples and learning about the local culture or having a relaxing day on the beach sipping cocktails, want to explore the local markets or looking for a relaxing wellness retreat to get away from noise and stress, Nha Trang has a bit of everything.

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