Street-food Vietnam – The Pho

Street-food Vietnam – The Pho


Pho is considered to be one of the most popular street food in all major Vietnamese cities and is among the best twenty dishes in the world according to Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Eatlist.

At any time of day or night, a steaming dish of pho is never difficult to find.

It is a noodle soup in a meat broth and today there is no dish that can better represent the essence of Vietnamese cuisine. It is usually accompanied by aromatic herbs, lime and spices and despite the apparent simplicity, pho is a harmonious set of flavors and textures.

The preparation, however, is more difficult than it seems: the mix of spices used (anise, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves) must be expertly balanced, then there are the noodles that make up the main part of the dish and a small amount of meat cut into very thin slices which is prepared separately and added to the broth only at the last moment.

Basil, mint, onion and coriander are then the final touch and the garnish of the dish.

Average cost of all this about 1 euro.

As in all important national issues, claims on the origin of the Pho and on the variations between north and south of Vietnam cannot miss.

Tradition however tells that it originated in the northern areas of the country and then spread to the rest of Vietnam.

The northern Pho (called Pho Bac) has a slightly saltier and stronger taste, the southern Pho (called Pho Nam) is prepared with thinner noodles and the vegetables are served separately.

When you find yourself in front of a steaming bowl of pho (whether you are in the north or south) squeeze the lime and pour the juice (seedless) into the broth, add broken chilli and spicy sauces as you like. We suggest to taste it when it is hot.

So chopsticks in one hand and spoon in the other and … enjoy your meal!

VIETNAM – The Golden Bridge

VIETNAM – The Golden Bridge


The Golden Bridge is a spectacular suspended pedestrian bridge located on the hills of Ba Na, near Danang, Vietnam. In Vietnamese it is called “Cầu Vàng”, literally translated “Golden Bridge”.

The main feature is given by the presence of two gigantic hands with the palm open and facing upwards that seem to support the wide catwalk. A unique scenic effect combined with the breathtaking view that can be enjoyed on the surrounding landscape.

The hands are about 24 meters high by 13 wide, therefore truly imposing and strong, even if finished so that they already look old and worn, to create contrast between modernity and tradition, the suspended and the bond to the mainland.

It is located at about 1.400 meters above sea level, in the Annamita mountain range, and can be reached by another exceptional work: the Ba Na Cable Car Service, the longest single cable car in the world (entered in the Guinness World Records), therefore a combination absolutely not to be missed. It is 5.801 meters long and this distance is covered in just 17 minutes.

An experience that allows you to combine two of the main attractions of central Vietnam with unforgettable panoramas.

7 reasons to visit Vietnam, one of the last communist countries on the planet

7 reasons to visit Vietnam, one of the last communist countries on the planet


Did you know that Vietnam extended the visa waiver for another three years, making traveling to the Southeast Asian nation much easier for travellers from the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

Vacationers from these four countries will be allowed to enter for up to 15 days without having to acquire documentation, while an electronic visa is required for travel up to 30 days.

Here, the7 reasons why you should take advantage of a trip without long paperwork in one of the last communist countries in the world.

  1. The ferment of Hanoi

What makes the capital so interesting is that it looks very old-fashioned, anchored to the past with its French colonial history, entrenched in its cafes, sidewalks, architecture and six of its wide tree-lined avenues. Take a ride aboard one of the thousands of tuk-tuk swarming the streets of the city to get an idea of ​​the daily frenzy that populates the city.

  1. Visit Ho Chi Minh

Not the city, but the man. The communist revolutionary and the first president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam lie embalmed in the mausoleum of Hanoi, erected in honor of the revolutionary’s death in 1969. The body lies in a cooled glass case, in one of the central rooms, through which visitors they pass silently to pay homage.

  1. Get ready and buy

Go to the commercial port of Hoi An – considered not only the tailoring capital of Vietnam, but of all Southeast Asia – and have a tailored suit made at the minimum cost of € 75. Leave with the empty suitcase on the way, so to be able to bring home a new and complete wardrobe.

  1. Navigate the Mekong

The famous river winds its way through Southeast Asia, but flows into the South China Sea in the Mekong Delta, south of Ho Chi Minh City. This is Vietnam in its most pastoral form. Here, over 1,000 species of animals live side by side in what is described as a “biological treasure”. If you are looking for a little more human interaction, take a boat to explore the floating markets.

  1. Admire Ho Chi Minh City from above

Ho Chi Minh City offers a stark contrast to the north of Hanoi. The bold southern city is all modern characterized by skyscrapers and new projects under construction. Find a rooftop bar in one of the many hotels to admire the city from above as the sunsets

  1. Find peace and serenity in a cave

Vietnam is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary underground treasures, with the country’s most famous cave, the gigantic Hang Son Doong. So large that it has its own weather system, the caves could house a 40-story skyscraper or let a Boeing 747 pass. Only 1,000 visitors are allowed into the caves each year. Other caves include the Tu Lan cave system, used in filming King Kong: Skull Island (2017) and Hang Va.

  1. Tet holiday or Vietnamese Lunar New Year

It is the most significant festival in Vietnam. Like Vietnam’s longest public holidays, Tet is a wonderful time for all tourists who can enjoy the festive atmosphere, exploring one of the oldest holidays in the world. Tet holiday 2020 is held from 25 to 27 January 2020 (New Year is the previous day).

Tet Holiday is celebrated to welcome the new year. It is considered an important sign for changes, plans and progress. Furthermore, the Vietnamese believe that what they do on the first day of the year will affect the whole year. Therefore, they pay close attention to every word they say and everything they do. In addition, Tet represents the only opportunity for all family members to spend happy moments together after a year of hard work.

FORMULA 1® has officially announced schedule of Formula 1 2020

FORMULA 1® has officially announced schedule of Formula 1 2020

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Christmas in Hanoi, the most evocative and enchanting city in Vietnam, illuminated by colorful lanterns.

Christmas in Hanoi, the most evocative and enchanting city in Vietnam, illuminated by colorful lanterns.

Hanoi Vietnam

Christmas, in Vietnam, is an imported festive day, a bit like Halloween with us, as the majority of the population is Buddhist. Despite this, Christmas attracts more and more curiosity and appreciation from the new generations, enchanted and enchanted by the atmosphere full of joy that accompanies it.

The site does not have the white snow and the reindeer, but Santa Claus does not miss to visit the lively tourist town and the inhabitants celebrate with fervor. In all streets and shops you can admire the traditional Christmas trees decorated with lights and colors, Christmas packages with the most extravagant shapes, handcrafted products made of wood, ceramic or glass, figurines for the nativity scene.

At this time of year, it is common to see people dressed as Santa and reindeer antlers. The sound of merry Christmas carols is everywhere and Vietnamese residents exchange greetings and presents. In short, everything makes this unmissable stop even more beautiful and characteristic during the Christmas period

VIETNAM is also SAPA, the city in the fog

VIETNAM is also SAPA, the city in the fog

Sapa Vietnam

Sapa in the northwest of Vietnam, and 350 km northwest of Hanoi, near the border with China is famous for its beautiful landscapes and for its rich cultural diversity. The French regarded Sapa as the summer capital of North Vietnam in the early decades of the 20th century. Its natural beauty continues to attract more and more people to spend their holidays there.


The city of Sapa appears as a fantastic vision in the fog. With a height of 1,600 m above sea level, the average temperature in the area is always 15-18 ° C, cool in summer and colder in winter.

Sapa boasts a unique climate in Vietnam, determined by the seasons: subtropical in summer and temperate during the winter. The hottest months are July and August, while the coldest are December and January. Sometimes the snow falls on the highest peaks. Here you can live all 4 seasons in one day. This is, in reality, a unique advantage, making the city of Sapa different from any other part of the nation.

The city is also the starting point for many climbers and researchers who want to discover Fansipan, which with 3,143 m in height is the highest mountain in Vietnam. In the shape of a pyramid, it is covered with clouds all year round.

Sapa is also famous for its special cultural diversity, an expression of the presence of numerous ethnic minorities, and visitors have the opportunity to discover the unique customs of local residents. Local markets are typically cultural elements of the city.

Vietnam Mon Amour: an edge of the Orchid and Azalea Cruise cruises the discovery of the most suggestive bays in the country is even more fascinating and comfortable !!!

Vietnam Mon Amour: an edge of the Orchid and Azalea Cruise cruises the discovery of the most suggestive bays in the country is even more fascinating and comfortable !!!

Halong Bay Vietnam

Ha Long Bay, North Vietnam, one of the seven natural wonders of the world …

The bay is dotted with 1,600 limestone islands and islets, mysterious caves and covers an area of ​​over 1,500 sq. Km. This extraordinary area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.

The most traditional way to explore the bay is on a cruise. In the list of “must have” trips of the month, we suggest two new cruises on board of “Orchid and Azalea Cruise” – offering the highest level of service, a relaxing atmosphere, for  those looking for something more in the services offered by these places.

All well-designed cabins are luxurious and well-appointed, all with private balconies from which you can enjoy the beauty of Ha Long Bay – Bai Tu Long and Lan Ha. The large windows open onto wonderful views from the sea allow you to enjoy a private view directly from the balcony of your cabin. A really fantastic feeling.

In addition, for those who wish, in the morning you have the opportunity to participate at the Tai Chi lesson led by an expert Master of the discipline. Squid fishing is the special activity on board.For those who want to improve their culinary art,   have the opportunity to participate in cooking classes. These lessons of 1/2 hours, allow guests the total immersion in the fascinating world of Vietnamese cuisine through the expert guidance and advice of the onboard Chef. It is important to remember that the onboard kitchen offers a variety of foods and the perfect combination of Asian and European cuisine. What are you waiting for … Vietnam on a cruise awaits you !!!

Sapa a must- stop in Vietnam

Sapa a must- stop in Vietnam

Sapa Vietnam

The town of Sapa in northern Vietnam on the border with China is one of the most visited destinations in this fascinating country. Rice terraces, colorful ethnic minorities and a variety of hiking trails are a strong attraction for visitors, who rarely remain disappointed, is a precious gift that Mother Nature has given to Vietnam.

Sapa is 38 km from the city of Lao Cai and 376 km from the city of Hanoi. At a height of 1,500 to 1,800 meters above sea level, Sapa is a beautiful tourist resort that is hidden in the clouds. The average temperature of this area is 15ºC-18 ° C. It is cool in summer and cold in winter. Sometimes, in winter, even snow falls.

The district is home to a large number of ethnic groups, including five major groups such as the Hmong, Yao, Tay, Zay and Xa Pho. The city of Sapa is the place where ethnic minorities gather, trade and sell to tourists their agricultural products such as rice, corn, fruit, crafts and souvenirs.

Sapa is also voted to be the best place for trekking in Vietnam, both from locals and foreigners. The entire district is dominated by the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, which also includes the mountain. Fan Si Pan – the highest peak in Vietnam and the entire Indochina peninsula with a height of 3143 m. This mountain is not only a tough challenge for trekking enthusiasts, but also an opportunity to witness the beautiful view.

The geographical position of the area makes it a truly unique place for a rich variety of plants, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and insects, some of which can only be found in the northwest of Vietnam.

Another reason that attracts more and more tourists travelling in this city. Here you can find a wide range of subtropical vegetables such as white cauliflower, red beet or chayote. There are obligatory dishes for all visitors – such as boiled chayote, consumed with sesame or “lon cap nach” – or domestic pigs but grown in the fields or in the forest.

The fresh climate of the region makes grilled meat and fish accompanied by mushrooms and vegetables the favorite street food. Corn, sweet potatoes, gnocchi, rice with bamboo and eggs are grilled. However, tourists can try many other local foods such as purple rice or “thang co” – horse meat right at the Sapa market.

Vietnam, an incredible holiday in Southeast Asia that combines sun, sea and city

Vietnam, an incredible holiday in Southeast Asia that combines sun, sea and city

Phu Quoc Vietnam Visti

It is at this time of year, when we scrape ice from our windshields before we go to the office and wear 18 layers so as not to suffer from the cold that the dream beaches of Southeast Asia exert the greatest charm.

There are several airlines such as Thai and Neos who have decided to open the routes on this trendy destination.
Where to start?

The Classic Tour of 12 Nights / 13 Days (Hanoi – Halong – Hue – Hoian – Saigon – Mekong – Phu Quoc) is an excellent way to discover the highlights of the region, experience the luxury resorts or lodges on the beaches, combined with guided tours of the cities, always accompanied by guides who know the area like the palm of their hands. Phu Quoc represents an excellent sea extension after the tour. It is like an isolated jewel in the vastness of the Gulf of Thailand and just like the facets of a gem, the islands here have their own unique qualities.

Beyond the obvious beauty of Phu Quoc, the island is lush and at the same time bare, modern and ancient, simple and exotic. Its name already evokes exoticism (pronounced “foo-quack”). But what makes Phu Quoc the favorite island and at the top of most people’s wishing list?

It is an island that satisfies every need … In all that exotic atmosphere you can satisfy the needs of families, those who love food, the sun, culture lovers and adventurers.

To experience the true magic of Phu Quoc, just admire the glow of a sunrise or a sunset, be fascinated by the reflection of the moon on the ocean, breathe the scent of the beach that hovers everywhere in the air, or listen to the murmur of the breeze tropical through a rain forest.

Here are some of the unmissable experiences at Phu Quoc: Greet the sun rising from the top of the Ho Quoc Pagoda, take a day trip to Hon Xuong Island, discover the starfish beach, take a dip in the pool of the Suoi Tranh waterfall, towards Ganh Dau Beach to greet the sun, spot the hornbills, experience the Phu Quoc night market and snorkelling.

Semplicemente Vietnam

Semplicemente Vietnam


Negli ultimi anni il Vietnam ha aperto le sue porte al mondo,  cambiando molto la sua vera connotazione.  Oggi, nell’ultimo paese comunista del mondo, le moto e l’abito formale occidentale del giovane industriale coesistono felicemente con i monaci buddisti dalla veste arancione e i manifesti politici di un’epoca diversa. Hanoi e Saigon mantengono ancora il tocco francese, nella pavimentazione dei loro caffè, nell’ architettura e negli ampi boulevards alberati. Da non perdere l’arcipelago calcareo della Baia di Halong, l’antica capitale reale di Hue e una visita guidata all’interesse del Delta del Mekong.