Travel Updates – April 2024

Wat Xieng Thong

This April, we will explore Laos’s stunning country and rich architectural heritage. We will also feature a meaningful experience of the month, where you can contribute to retired elephants’ well-being by helping them live freely in a natural environment. Finally, we will introduce you to the art of coconut leaf-folding, a fun and creative activity in Southern Vietnam’s rural area.

The Last Cushion Creator of the Huế Royal Court

Lady Tri Hue, born in 1922, was raised in a royal family of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945). She is remembered as a skilled craftswoman who loved creating royal pillows and wished to share her expertise with the next generation.

HOI AN – WHERE CULTURE AND CUISINES MEET

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Hoi An is a historical trade port that existed from the 15th to the 19th century. It has been a melting pot of cultures and cuisines, attracting people from many corners of the world. As a result, the culinary scene in Hoi An is a unique blend of Chinese, French, and Japanese influences, infused with local ingredients and cooking techniques.

Travel Updates – March 2024

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March marks the blossoming peak of flowers in Mai Chau, Northwest Vietnam. The landscape in this region is like a poetic canvas, with plum and bauhinia flowers glazing the hills and roads in white.

The Inspiring Story of Nâu and her Macramé Creations

Nâu, an interior designer from Hue, discovered a love for macramé during lockdown. Infusing her creations with Vietnamese heritage, her unique macramé art gained recognition worldwide, proving the power of adaptability and passion.

HANOI BEST STREET FOODS (Part 2)

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We are continuing our street food adventure in Hanoi, exploring some of the lesser-known yet delicious dishes. From the autumn delicacy of young rice to the colorful and refreshing summer treats of mixed fresh fruit, Hanoi has an endless list of delectable food options to offer. So, if you’re a food lover, Hanoi is the place to be!

Travel Updates – February 2024

It’s mid-spring in Indochina, considered the best time for many outdoor activities, from beach to mountain, photography to cruise.

REDISCOVER INDOCHINA

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A grand journey to rediscover the beauty of the Indochina Region, listen to the untold stories, and admire its diversity.

MYSTIC CRUISE ALONG MEKONG RIVER

The upstream Mekong River journey is among the best river cruises on Earth. Let’s embarking the luxurious vessel for a fascinating voyage.

GLANCE OF VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA

Sunset on Halong Bay

From charming Hanoi to mystic Siem Reap, from tranqil Hoi An to bustling Saigon, the trip compacts all the jewels of Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Hanoi countryside tales by traditional crafts

Today, drive an hour along the Red River to Ha Noi’s neighboring countryside through immense rice fields and fruit farms. Visit the village that birthed Vietnamese incense upon arrival. This village’s incense, made from over 30 herbs with skills passed down from generation to generation, is known for its pure, light scent. A guided stroll through the hamlet with older residents will take you to various family-run workshops to see the entire incense-making process and hear about the glory days of this traditional craft. Help the host make incense.

Take another short drive to a rural community behind endless rice fields and duck farms. The locals’ 200-year-old fish-pot crafting heritage includes bamboo weaving. Walk around the village to see the typical Northern countryside architecture: dark brown tiled roofs, three-room houses with elders sitting in front weaving fish-pots and chatting. Visit a local artisan who rode his bike across Vietnam to proudly promote his village’s unique traditional craft. Create your own fish pot with his help and give it as a present.

Notes:

  • Availability: Morning
  • Suggested time: 08:00
  • Duration: 6 hours

*Optional to add Nha Xa silk village
*Incense making at Thon Cao, Hung Yen. Fish-pot making village at Thu Sy, Hung Yen.
*Possible to have lunch at Hung Yen