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Travel industry experts share their insights into Vietnam travel beyond 2021
My name is Kerry Newsome and I am your host.
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Travel industry experts share their insights into Vietnam travel beyond 2021

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This podcasts is about travel to Vietnam beyond 2021
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This is the episode for those people who are finding it hard to know what to believe is really happening with travel developments in this region and what source to trust. Our experts are Gary Bowerman and Hannah Pearson.

In this episode, you are going to hear a very frank “no holes barred “ conversation where we take a deep dive into how the impact of Covid is driving travel forecasting, travel bubbles, trends becoming evident in the region, consumer confidence or lack thereof, vaccination roll-out, Visa’s and much more.

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Mu Cang Chai - a landscape of beauty and ingenuity

This podcast is about the colourful mountain village region of Mu Cang Chai
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Mu Cang Chai - a landscape of beauty and ingenuity
My name is Kerry Newsome and I am your host.

"Deep in the valleys forged by the waters of Asia’s Red River, a series of colorful mountain villages are encircled by fields of towering rice terraces. The fields are agricultural feats of precision — rugged mountains blanketed with emerald stairways that, seemingly, ascend to the heavens above.

But this is not Disneyland. This isn’t a destination designed to attract visitors, international attention or the Instagram set.

But it did attract one Instagrammer, Jesse Pearlman and he is my guest today.

You will love hearing about this region as Jesse tells his tales and his experiences getting there the first time, and later, trips back and forth.
You will hear in his voice that his love of the region belongs to the people and comes from a very soulful place in his heart.

 
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This is the ultimate guide to the best districts to explore in Saigon.

 

Together with my guest Samantha Coomber we explore the new, old, and developing districts of the city.  Our focus is on the districts of 1, 2, 3 and 5.

 

In passionate detail, Samantha offers up those districts and close neighbourhoods that are rich in culture, street food, markets, cafes, and pagodas. And for those looking for something very diverse, she tells us about gondolas, sunset cruises, and speedboats that buzz you down the river and make you feel like you are in a James Bond movie.

Saigon / HCMC's best districts to visit in 2021 and beyond.

In this episode we offer up the best districts to visit in Saigon otherwise known as HCMC
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Samantha Coomber guides us through Saigon's  best districts

My name is Kerry Newsome and I am your host.
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Find the "must try" Vietnamese local dishes in Danang

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Danang is our location and my super talented and knowledgeable guest Pedr Finn from Vietnam Food Safari tours, is our pathfinder into the city and our doyen of Vietnamese cuisine

If you are curious to try Vietnamese food but never quite sure what to order on the menu, Pedr offers up his favourites across breakfast, lunch, and dinner,…or “second lunch” as the Vietnamese sometimes refer to it.

Pedr comes to the program as a qualified chef, writer, and restauranteur, originally from Australia. He settled in Danang about 10 years ago and runs his own foodie tours, which is how I got to meet him and learned so much more about Vietnamese cuisine and Danang city.

This is a fun show. A very earnest and down-to-earth sharing of knowledge.

If your mouth doesn’t start salivating as Pedr describes what goes into certain Vietnamese dishes your sides will be splitting with laughter as he describes markets and some funny Vietnamese phrases.

In this episode we discuss food travel with Vietnam Food Safari, in Danang.
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The "must try" Vietnamese dishes in Danang

My name is Kerry Newsome and I am your host.
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The Ha Giang Loop
Your scenic adventure location

 
In this episode we take you to the Ha Giang Loop- Vietnams’ final frontier with my
guest- Tom Stone.
It's hard to imagine such an expansive region, with so many places to trek, bike ride and mix with the locals, but Tom does a great job of getting us acquainted with the area. 

All photos are thanks to Flipside Adventures.
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The Ha Giang Loop - Vietnam's final frontier

My name is Kerry Newsome and I am your host.
in this episode, ….. 

 
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“The Ha Giang Loop”, as it is referred to on many a travel website and Instagram page is a region of approximately 350Km located in north Vietnam. About 5 hours drive or 300kms from Hanoi.
It is commonly referred to as a bike riders paradise. One of the most photographed scenery of the whole loop, is the Ma Pi Leng Pass which links the towns of Dong Van and Meo Vac, and is carved into the side of the mountains.

My guest Tom Stone, who now lives in the main town says “If you are prepared to make the journey”, you won’t be disappointed.”

Tom has been running tours in the Ha Giang region for nearly 12 years.
Find out :-  
- What to expect on “The loop”
- Forms of transport
- Best times of year to travel
-  Considerations when booking a tour
- Accommodation misconceptions

Its a big episode talking about a big area ….definitely worth checking out.

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Diving in Vietnam

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Diving in Vietnam - Everything you should know 2021 and beyond
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If you are thinking about diving in Vietnam, but not sure of the best locations or what to expect, then this is the podcast episode for you.

Jeremy Stein is my guest and a pro PADI diving instructor of some notoriety in Vietnam. Originally from the UK, you could say he pioneered diving in Vietnam by opening the first PADI Dive centre in Vietnam back 25 years ago. In the episode we discuss: best times of year to travel to each location, and we name 5 of the best diving sites in Vietnam, namely - Nha Trang, Whale Island, Con Dao, Phu Quoc, and Hoi An.


All stunning locations offering pristine beaches and a very relaxed holiday vibe.
We talk about the kinds of fish and coral you can see, which number hundreds of varieties across the locations.


Whether you are just diving for fun or never considered diving before, there is something for everyone in Vietnam.