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    The art of fixing Vespa scooters is dying. This niche skill is a difficult one to master, especially with the increasing rarity of vintage Vespas. Our mechanic, Duy, has fixed over 1,000 Vespas! Check out this post for more info, and learn about how this scooter became legendary in Vietnam here.

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Featured on CNNGo!

We were recently featured on CNNGo! We are so proud to have been chosen to show CNN's travel team around Ho Chi Minh City. Our tour guide, Dieu (pronounced like "You"), led the camera crew around the bustling streets of Saigon-on our restored vintage Vespas of course- showing off some of our favorite local spots that tourists don't get to typically see.  CNNGo - Vespa Adventures in Vietnam Interested in what you see in CNN's video? Check out our Insider's Saigon tour to experience Saigon like a local and witness the bird club and coffee culture!    
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How the Vespa Became Legendary

Today, you can see Vespas all over the streets of Vietnam. But you might ask yourself, how did Vespa come to be the famous icon that it is today? It all began in 1884, when the Piaggio company in Italy started out producing timber, seaplanes, and airplanes. Due to its success, it became one of the largest airplane companies in the world! Unfortunately, that happened to not be the best thing in Italy when World War II started in 1933. The fact that Piaggio became so successful with its airplanes led to it being a target for enemies and to…
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The Ao Dai – A Traditional Vietnamese Dress

-The Traditional Vietnamese Dress- Ao Dai's (pronounced like "Ow Zai" or if you're in the Quang Nam Province- "Ow Yai") are the traditional Vietnamese dress for women. If you've ever been to Vietnam, you've probably seen a lot of these traditional dresses, whether it was on locally made artwork, girls biking home from school, or even at your hotel reception desk. It consists of silk pants and a matching silk top that has long panels on the front and back.  -High School Uniforms- Girls are required to wear Ao Dai's once they go into High School- Year 10. I don't…
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We <3 Vespas – Selfie Contest Rules

    We <3 Vespas!  Snap a selfie on one of our super cool Vespas for the chance to win a free adventure for 2 people & a surprise merchandise package!  Have a selfie from an adventure with us in the past? Enter it in the contest! How to Enter: It's simple... grab your selfie sticks, take a photo, &  tag Vietnam Vespa Adventures on Facebook! (Click here to see our Page) Our awesome staff here at Vietnam Vespa Adventures will all pitch in and vote for our favorite selfie! Rules: Selfie must be taken on one of  Vespa Adventure's Vespas in…
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Vietnamese & Cambodian Holidays

Vietnamese & Cambodian Holidays Here's a calendar of all the major holidays and celebrations in Vietnam & Cambodia. Make sure to look out for blog posts detailing more about the holidays!
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Introducing…

  We’ve grown a lot over the past year and hope to continue growing so that you can see the culture, meet the people, and taste the authentic flavours that Southeast Asia has to offer. Because of our recent expansion, we are excited to introduce Vespa Adventures, the new parent of Vietnam Vespa Adventures & Cambodia Vespa Adventures. Would you like to get news & updates about Vespa Adventures? Click here to sign up for our newsletter. (We only send one out every few months so we won’t flood your inbox!)   -The Ride Of Your Life!-  
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The Cambodian Water Festival

Bon Om Touk is an exciting celebration that occurs once a year in Cambodia. Bon Om Touk, also known as the Cambodian Water Festival, celebrates the reversal of the Tonle Sap River. The Tonle Sap River reverses twice a year, lining up with Cambodia’s rainy and dry seasons. When the water from the Mekong River flows into the Tonle Sap River, a large lake forms. This takes up a vast amount of land. When the river reverses however, there are silt deposits that enrich the soil for farming and the fish are abundant. Bon Om Touk occurs on different dates…
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Traditional Cambodian Clothing

Traditional Cambodian garments are like many other aspects of Cambodian culture: rich and vibrant. Cambodian clothing is tends to be very bright and beautifully embroidered. The styles have lasted throughout time since the Khmer Empire, and can be seen in present day Cambodia. The sampot  is the most common article of clothing. An array of colors are used for this clothing. It is wrapped around the body in the fashion of a skirt. For more formal occasions women tend to wear a sampot chang kben, which is similarly wrapped as a sampot, but in the fashion of pants. The brightly…
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“Wait…Am I Supposed to tip in Vietnam?”

We often get asked about tipping in Vietnam. Tipping is one of those things that varies from country to country, andoften travelers can get confused on the subject of tipping. So we are here to help clear that up. Frequently, people receive completely different answers to this question. Here are the most common occurrences when someone may ask themselves, “Should I leave a tip?” and how to properly respond.   Taxis: In some countries, like the United States, it is considered rude to not leave a tip for a taxi driver. In Vietnam, it isn’t required and a driver will…
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Smash N’Grab – Rice Crackers in Hoi An

The humble rice cracker graces many a low plastic table in Vietnam, and is quite the accompaniment to many dishes across the country for the cuisine embraces textures, of which ‘crunchy’ plays a big part. The Vietnamese equivalent of the famous Indian poppadum is an incredibly popular snack across the country, and each region has it’s own version and Hoi An is no exception. We pay a visit Mrs Linh and her family on one of our day tours of Hoi An, where we can all have a go at making the perfect rice cracker – it’s trickier than it…
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Hoi An Full Moon Festival Dates

Every month in Hoi An, on the 14th day of the lunar calendar, Hoi An celebrates the full moon with locals placing offerings on their ancestral shrines and burning incense. Tomorrow will take at extra special significance as this is Tet Trung Thu (Mid Autumn Festival). Local kids form groups and perform incredible Lion Dances in elaborate costumes in the streets of Hoi An before and during the festival. These ‘lions’ will also go into shops and homes and start dancing as a blessing of luck and fortune. It is customary for locals to give ‘lucky money’. It is primarily a festival for…
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Rice Harvest Time In Hoi An

The last rice harvest of the year has just started in Hoi An, and will continue for the next few weeks. If you book either of our two half day tours in Hoi An, the 'Countryside & Islands Experience' or the 'Rural Village Experience' - you will be able to witness the locals in action! Not only can you see the age old manual processes involved in harvesting the rice, this is a fantastic photo opportunity! Swathes of stunning golden brown rice crops as far as the eye can see, and the locals working away in the rice paddie fields,…
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Our Favourite Clams In Hoi An

The seafood in Hoi An is legendary - and we believe we have found the best clams in Vietnam! To taste them for yourself, while taking in the stunning view out to The East Vietnam Sea, book on our morning tour around Hoi An - the 'Countryside & Islands Experience' where we finish off with a delicious seafood lunch at one of Hoi An's quieter beaches. To book, please visit: http://vietnamvespaadventures.com/category/our-tours/ or call: =84 (0)907 933 855  
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Day Tours Around Hoi An

Exhilarating!  Please click http://youtu.be/0x1W0vX93Lo to see a short video clip of our tour in Hoi An - riding through the dirt tracks around Hoi An.
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New Tours In Hoi An

Our new tours in Hoi An and now up and running! Let us take you out and explore the stunning countryside around Hoi An on one of our two amazing half day tours, or our fabulous night tour, taking in the local street food scene of Hoi An. To book your tour, please contact us: email: info@vietnamvespaadventures.com or call: 0907 722 681 or come into our new Cafe Zoom in Hoi An at 134, Tran Cao Van St.  
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Vintage Vespa Hunting in Saigon

  We were featured on a television show in Australia: Vintage Hunter. In the show Vintage Hunter, flea market junkie Dominic Johnson-Hill takes us on a journey across Asia to find captivating curios and antiques, both valuable and intriguing. It can be like finding a needle in a haystack, but whatever happens, it's a road trip that Dominic always gets a kick out of. Flea markets are haunts for colorful characters from all walks of life. As the Vintage Hunter, Dominic gets a different peek at history via its collectors and their prized possessions.   In this episode of Vintage…
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A great blog from Henriques Jeanne about our tour

Chick here for full blog I am sending a 'shout out' to Vietnam Vespa Adventures in Ho Chi Minh City for a great ride! I had this tour on my bucket list of 'things to do' when we moved to Vietnam and I was not disappointed. I wrote the following review on Tripadvisor... "My daughter and I took The Insider's Saigon Day Tour last week and had a ball! Our guide, Dieu, was informative and fun, the drivers were attentive and confident and the sights were fab. We live in Saigon and are experienced tour travellers...this was extra special. We…
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A nice review from Liz Harding. Thanks a lot Liz.

Vietnam by Vespa Let me start by saying, this is one of the best things I’ve ever done – I hope this post is able to do the awesomeness of these tours justice! I first heard about Vietnam Vespa Adventures from a colleague who had been apart of one of their week long tours with her husband. She absolutely raved about their tour, despite her initial reservations, and made sure to drill it into my head as a must-do when she found out I was heading to Vietnam (not that I needed much convincing).... Click here for full review or…
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Christian Cantos blogging our Glimpse of the Mekong tour

Christian Cantos wrote about us: Check out his cool blog
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Our guest having fun with Saigon after dark tour

Intel Financial team had so much fun on Saigon after dark tour.
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