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Best street food in Hanoi: Banh cuon by Thanh Van

Best street food in Hanoi: Banh cuon by Thanh Van

The annual #streetfood50 Awards recognise the top street food vendors around the globe, handpicked by Urban Adventures’ own local guides-in-the-know. Local vendor Thanh Van received top accolades from our Hanoi tour guides for the best street food in Hanoi in 2018, for her banh cuon recipe. Thanh Van makes banh...
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The complete guide to: Hanoi travel

The complete guide to: Hanoi travel

While the noise, chaos and scooter-clogged streets might be an overwhelming welcome to Hanoi, give the city a chance and it will inevitably show you its many charms. If you’re curious about visiting, our local Hanoi tour guides have shared everything you need to know before you go, and what...
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Cocktails, pigs’ feet and a modern man in Hanoi

Cocktails, pigs’ feet and a modern man in Hanoi

Late afternoon, the Lake of the Restored Sword, Hanoi, Vietnam. Three days of heat, humidity and sunshine have given way to grey skies and that invisible rain that doesn’t seem to be there until you’re soaking wet. Georgia and I are dashing between raindrops to meet our guide for our...
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24 hours in: Hanoi

24 hours in: Hanoi

Hanoi is a busy, bustling city that’s guaranteed to excite you — but also maybe overwhelm you, especially if you only have 24 hours to see the sites. To help you navigate the streets from old town to downtown, here are the top tips from our local Hanoi tour guides...
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Photo of the Week: Green Fields Outside Hanoi

Photo of the Week: Green Fields Outside Hanoi

The hues of green in this photo from outside Hanoi are incredible. There are two rice crops a year, and the best time to visit is just before harvest time, when the crops are very tall and green and just go on for miles and miles in the countryside. Our...
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Meet the finalists for the 2018 #streetfood50 Awards

Meet the finalists for the 2018 #streetfood50 Awards

Big-name, high-end, fancy-pants restaurants may have their place, but for us, we prefer to take it to the streets. We’re more into slurping noodles from nameless shops, grabbing tacos from street corner carts, and snacking on all things served on sticks, served piping hot from a sidewalk grill. The inaugural...
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How Courageous Kitchen inspires marginalised youth through food

How Courageous Kitchen inspires marginalised youth through food

Down an unassuming residential street of Bangkok, Dwight Turner and his colleagues are helping refugee youth to find their way in a country they don’t know. His charity, Courageous Kitchen, is dedicated to “inspiring marginalised youth through the power of food.” Through cooking classes, dinner parties and other food-focused activities,...
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TripAdvisor gives us a pat on the back

TripAdvisor gives us a pat on the back

The TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ is the equivalent of receiving a gold star on your homework from your favourite teacher after weeks of study. Or the ‘MVP’ award from your respected football coach after months of training. Or finally collecting the honourable Eagle Scout badge after years of orienteering. A...
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So you want to start a tour business…

So you want to start a tour business…

Check here for our upcoming free training courses to show you all you need to know to start a day tour business in your city. So, you want to start a tour business. Yeah you do! We happen to think we’re the experts in the field, because turning passionate city...
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Best snacks under $5 around the world

Best snacks under $5 around the world

As any traveller knows, eating well doesn’t require dropping a ton of cash at a high-end restaurant. Sometimes the best meals come from street food snacks, food court stalls, and mom-and-pop shops where the food is cheap and the flavours are rich. We asked our guides around the globe to...
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