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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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Jumping chicken and vintage Vespas.

Jumping chicken and vintage Vespas! a new article featured in the travel blog titled: Asia Dreaming, by, A couple of fifty somethings living the dream in South East Asia. "They have the ability to merge and flow with their fellow riders like it's some kind of motorized ballet..."  See what else they write and check out more photos of their amazing Saigon after dark experience with Vietnam Vespa Adventures... Jumping chicken and vintage Vespas   Photos, Thanks: Ross Duncan
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Saigon scooter and motorcycle show!

Visit us today, We're outside the Hard Rock Cafe at the Saigon scooter and motorcycle show at Kumho Links...
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The Airlie Beach Association Rides to Hue…

     The reunion tour of North Australian Vespa riders concluded it's 8 day ride from the upper Mekong Delta region, through the central Vietnam highlands to the coastal cities of Hue & Hoi An with Vietnam Vespa Adventures yestarday.  After last year completing our 7 day tour to Nha Trang, the group was keen to come back again and explore some of the best coastal roads in the world...   Special Thanks Steve, Trisha, Magellan, Margot, Peter, Richard, Sandy, Shane and Leonie!
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“The coolest thing to do in Ho Chi Minh City”

SHE Travels writer visits Vietnam Vespa Adventures...      "The coolest thing to do in Ho Chi Minh City"... ..."Hands down, flat out the best night in Ho Chi Minh ever!" Read more... http://shetravels.net.au/the-coolest-thing-to-do-in-ho-chi-minh-city/
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We win the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellent – 2012

Vietnam Vespa Adventures Day Tours
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Chelsea & Sandra’s Mekong Adventure

Chelsea and Sandra Wilson from Perth, Western Australia, brought their Hi Definition camera along on their "Glimpse of the Mekong" tour last month. They sent us some really great photos of their Vespa Adventure along the back roads of Vietnam's Mekong Delta, check it out...
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Celebrity Chef Bobby Chinn on tour with Vietnam Vespa adventures

Celebrity Chef Bobby Chinn, and host of Bobby Chinn Cooks Asia on the Discovery Network, joined us for a short cruise around Saigon last week in Vespa style. The tour stopped at the colorful flower market in district 10 to buy gladiolas, gerbera daisies, orchids and other fresh flora grown in Vietnam. Bobby skillfully demonstrated the delicate art of making steamed rice skins and rolling fresh Banh Cuong Nong for a lively audience at Ben Thanh Market. The group sampled sweet coconut and casava based deserts, while Bobby was busy signing autographs and taking pictures with his fans passing in…
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