On return from a travel writing trip to Vietnam with Experience Travel Group, Andy Mossack kindly shared his favourite moments from his time in the country. In our first ever travel podcast, exclusive insights are shared on experiences you could have on your own tailor-made holiday.
Our in-country partner Kelly uprooted from her native Yorkshire to develop and deliver our Vietnam experiences with travel loving locals. Here she shares her story and insider insights into life in this intriguing destination.
In 2015, Dinah Jefferies approached Experience Travel Group to organise her research trip for her next novel. Set in 1950s French Indochina, travel expert Nick tailor-made her an itinerary through Vietnam exploring the best silk workshops and colonial architecture to help her get a better understanding for the context of her story. Here Dinah provides a review of her trip, from exploring the capital Hanoi to exploring sleepy rural corners of the country.
Vietnam is famous for it’s top-notch tailors who can copy your classic outfits, sometimes in a matter of days, for a fraction of the cost. Here, we’re compiling our best advice when it comes to getting items made. Where to go and how to go about it:
Something you hear all over Vietnam is “same same but different”. This means things are familiar but not the same.
Vietnam is a fantastic place to take you next family holiday, either cultural/activity based, or relaxing on the beach, or of course, both!
Word reaches of two interesting sounding restaurant openings in Hoi An/Danang – already something of a foodie mecca.
We constantly get asked to reccommend our favourite restaurants to clients and this worries us as it seems to change so quickly. What suits Peter, seems to annoy Paul, in much more pronounced a way than hotels or more general hotel experiences.
The Victoria Hotel takes these influences and cleverly combines them into its design. The elegant reception has an open, colonial feel and all the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming on arrival.
As we drove down the landscaped driveway we were filled with excitement about the experience to come. Check in was a stress free task as we were treated to a very refreshing ginger infused ice cold drink in the bar, whilst the paper work was being completed. We met a number of friendly members of staff who gave us an informative introduction to the hotel. We were then taken to our lodgings on a buggy and as we passed through the grounds we noticed the lush and calm surroundings.