Category: Vietnam – Meet a Local

Ha Long Bay, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam Travel Video Guide

Heritage listed Ha Long Bay is a major tourist attraction in Vietnam, and rightly so. The bay is home to over a thousand jungle clad limestone pillars, several of which are hollow and contain enormous caves. I next visit Cat Ba Island, the largest island in the bay. Half of Cat ba is National Park. […]

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Mai Chau, Vietnam Travel Video Guide

Homestay with a Hill Tribe family. There are 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. Most are located in the remote highlands. The village of Ban Luc, where we stayed, was made up of an ethnic group called White Thai. It was a great experience to stay with a family in their traditional stilt house, with bamboo […]

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Hanoi, Vietnam Travel Video Guide

Hanoi has a 1000 year history as a city. It has been invaded by the Chinese, French and Japanese. The French Colonial period in particular has had a noticeable influence on the aesthetics of the City. I visit a Bia Hoi Bar where I find relief from the constant rush and din. Lan, a student […]

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Hue, Vietnam Travel Video Guide

Hue was the ancient imperial city of the Nguyen Dynasty. I visit the Citadel which once contained the forbidden city, and take a dragon boat tour along the Perfume River to view the Thien Mu Pagoda and the Tombs of the Emperors. I meet up with Nhi, a commerce student who takes me to Thanh […]

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Hoi An, Vietnam Travel Video Guide

Hoi An was the most important trading port in South East Asia in the 16th and 17th Century. It traded items like silk, ceramics and spices with China, Japan, Europe, India, and even Arabia. Then due to certain changes, it sat dormant for 200 years, remaining unchanged, until recently discovered by tourists. I interviewed Eric […]

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Nha Trang, Vietnam Travel Video Guide

In Nha Trang I do a story on the positive impact tourists can have on local people. Mai Loc was a cyclo driver, a chance meeting with a Norwegian couple and their gift to Loc, of a small camera, lead to him changing careers and realising his talent as a photographer. Self taught, Loc’s photos […]

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Dalat Easy Rider Motorcycle Tour, Vietnam Travel Guide

The hill village of Dalat is a temperate tourist escape from the tropical heat of the rest of Vietnam. The most common tourist activity in Dalat is to take an Easy Rider guided motorcycle of the surrounding countryside. I take a tour and visit a silk worm farm, a waterfall, watch traditional weaving, and visit […]

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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam Travel Video Guide

I think the first thing that you notice about Ho Chi Minh City is the traffic, elbow to elbow, a constant drone of motorcycle motors and horns. In Saigon, I interviewed video artist, Tran Dan, asking him where he finds inspiration in such a bustling city. English/Vietnamese Translation – Vu Khac Hao Music – *Discovery […]

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