Nicki Chapman: I’ll never forget my first visit to Vietnam | Travel News | Travel

WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE HOLIDAY? My first visit to Vietnam with my husband in 2014. Hanoi was a baptism of fire, a complete assault on the senses. I’ll never forget my first sight of the chaotic, dusty roads with thousands of cyclists. I loved the bustling night market and munching on street food such as shrimp pat ties, known as bánh tôm. We arrived during Tet, Vietnamese New Year, and stood by families, dressed in traditional costume, watching fireworks exploding over the Hoàn Kiem Lake. It was magical. AND…

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Vietnam holidays 2018: Visit Halong Bay and Hanoi for a unique experience | Beach Holidays | Travel

The dawn light shining on to the emerald- green water of Halong Bay, illuminates the towering limestone rocks dotted around and takes my breath away. Which is not particularly helpful when you’re trying to copy the flowing, stretching movements of a t’ai chi master during a 6am class on the sundeck of our boat. A 30-minute routine was the perfect way to start the day, before exploring some of the islands and caves of the bay in Vietnam, named one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World in…

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