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Welcome to What About Vietnam - A Travel Podcast with Kerry Newsome. If you have ever thought about Vietnam as a holiday destination, but unsure, well, this may be just the eye-opener you need to help you decide you must go. A cross between "Trip advisor and a blog" minus the 300+ pages of reading, this podcast aims to give you insights into Vietnam from years of traveling to and from, and as a travel manager. My objective is to give you the information the guide books don't,.... in an easy to listen to, relatable format. Across this series, I will be your guide to "When and How" to travel throughout Vietnam. I will provide you with comprehensive information designed to make your trip fun, safe, and full of great adventures. While we are living in Covid19 times this is a great chance to do some trip planning and holiday destination seeking, so please take the time to listen to my Podcast and enjoy your next visit to Vietnam. Please SUBSCRIBE; it's free and that way you get notified of new episodes. Rate, review and share through my Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnam/.
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Hello and welcome to your starter guide and an eye-opener to Vietnam.I am truly excited to be bringing you this series. In this session, I talk about Food, The People and Experiences on Water, what's in store for History buffs,  Adventure seekers, and Luxury travellers. They say that the best way to understand a country is through their food. Boy, are you in for a treat. I’d like to share with you my experiences with the people and what you can expect from their hospitality.What kind of trip, do you want? Let me share with you my top 4 main categories of experiences. And where you have to go to find them.And what is Bai Hoi? Stay tuned.I invite you to the Vietnam I know and love.This is only the beginning of our journeyEmail me for further information. I am happy to help.whataboutvietnam@gmail.comCheck out our website for further Traveller information, Tips Hints and Experiences - www.whataboutvietnam.comIf you would like to know more about bike adventures in Vietnam, then I mention Mark Bowyer https://www.rustycompass.com/ I would rate him as a good go to guide if you want to organize this yourself using his guides.
Welcome to What About Vietnam - Today we take you one step closer to getting you on your plane to Vietnam all set for a fantastic holiday. Today we discuss the “when” to go? This is probably one of the most common questions I get asked as a travel blogger. The reason being is….. “its important”. Its where you move into that commitment phase and by plotting dates you feel like "this is really going to happen. But have you got it right?In the case of Vietnam, the timing of your trip is crucial to ensure you get the experience you want. It's not a “Once size fits all answer, as it depends on the experiences you want to have during your trip, as they can be drastically impacted by the weather, national events, holidays, and even monsoons. Let me walk you through 2 factors you need to consider:-Festivals that can impact your tripThe weather you can expect in each region of North, Central and Southern regions and how that will impact the things you might have planned to do.Stay tuned as there is a lot to cover.The Link to 14 festivals I mention in this episode you might like to consider before booking: https://traveltriangle.com/blog/festivals-in-vietnam/My blog about TET Festival ( Updated for 2020);- https://www.hellohoianvietnam.com/post/tet-vietnam-a-travellers-guidePlease rate, review and share my post with any of your friends or associates who are considering a visit to this beautiful country.Check out our website for further Traveller information, Tips Hints and Experiences - www.whataboutvietnam.comEmail me for further information. I am happy to help.whataboutvietnam@gmail.comPlease rate, review and share through my Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnam/
Welcome to What About Vietnam - Series 1 - Episode 3 - "How should you travel to Vietnam?"This might sound like a crazy question, however as the world offers us many choices as in,:- Should you travel - As part of a tour; As an individual through a travel agent or do it all yourself online and commit to everything before you arrive? Or do you just book your flight and do everything off the cuff when you get there through Tour desks and local guides?Do you bring your family? Is it safe to travel solo?Iis it okay to bring your elderly parents? Or are you thinking of a girl's getaway;  A flop and drop romantic breakaway? Are you a thrill-seeker? Are you a hiker and intrepid traveler keen to discover caves and find out more about the minority tribes of Vietnam. If you bring the kids will they get bored? Will you be able to eat the food?In this episode, I take you through all these kinds of scenarios to help you make an informed choice.Please rate, review and share my post with any of your friends or associates who are considering a visit to this beautiful country.Check out our website for further Traveller information, Tips Hints and Experiences - www.whataboutvietnam.comEmail me for further information. I am happy to help.whataboutvietnam@gmail.comPlease rate, review and share through my Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnam/
Welcome to What About Vietnam - Series 1 - Episode 4 - Money MattersMoney; A fairly Important ingredient for any holiday!  So what does your Dong buy you in Vietnam? Is there a way to manage money so you don't feel like you are getting ripped off? Yes, there is.#Tipping, what's the protocol? And do you need a Sim Card?Let's get your head around money and exchange rates before you go, so you can budget for your trip and not worry as you go around. Let me talk about the spending power of Dong in Vietnam.Should you tip?  What's the standard? Is it expected? You are going to be pleasantly surprised to find out that tipping is purely optional and while not expected, it is much appreciated. Let me walk you through how much to tip, and how to plan for your tipping.Is WIFI free in Vietnam? Should you get a Sim Card. I'll be candidly honest about this decision as WIFI is free in most places in Vietnam. Stay tuned for my best advice to keep you connected.Sit back, or take me for a walk as I tackle these important questions.Please rate, review and share my post with any of your friends or associates who are considering a visit to this beautiful country.Check out our website for further Traveller information, Tips Hints and Experiences - www.whataboutvietnam.comEmail me for further information. I am happy to help.whataboutvietnam@gmail.comPlease rate, review and share through my Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnam
Accommodation - The best place to rest your head. Amongst other things?Your trip planning is going well and you have your preferred dates and locations in mind of where you want to go - It's time to book accommodation. This is the exciting part of trip planning because if you are like me, this is when you really feel like "THIS IS REALLY GOING TO HAPPEN". I'm going!Listen up to my 5 golden rules - to ensure you get the type of stay, and value for money you are always hearing about in Vietnam. It's available. Let me show you where.It's not always written in the detail, or reviews of the hotel or stay you are viewing. You take those on face value, but does it fit that picture in your head of your perfect stay?Let me give you my hard-earned truths about finding the right kind of accommodation for your visit.Why pay more for less?In this episode I will give you some insights into the kinds of accommodations available and answer that age-old question of "What is a homestay?" Or, does Vietnam have Villa's like they have in Bali?Please SUBSCRIBE, rate, review and share my post with any of your friends or fellow travelers who are considering a visit to this beautiful country.Check out our website for further Traveller information, Tips Hints and Experiences - www.whataboutvietnam.comEmail me for further information. I am happy to help.whataboutvietnam@gmail.comPlease rate, review and share through my Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnam
In this episode, I’d like to give you some general background to the country you will be visiting, from a cultural and historical standpoint.What to expect when you arrive! For most of us, it resembles - Organised chaos! Heat, smells and officialdom. Cities where there are more bikes than cars.What is the Visa process amid Covid19, and what are the things you need to watch out for? Do you need a Visa? The answer is most likely….YES...But..as you would expect it's not always that straightforward as there are 3 types of tourist Visa's available at the moment. So hopefully I will answer all those questions you may think are silly but are definitely worth getting right, to save you money and inconvenience.This episode is recorded in the midst of Covid 19, mid-May,  so this is what is current as of this date. Please SUBSCRIBE, rate, review and share my podcast with any of your friends or fellow travelers who are considering a visit to this beautiful country.Check out our website for further Traveller information, Tips Hints and Experiences - www.whataboutvietnam.comEmail me for further information. I am happy to help.whataboutvietnam@gmail.comPlease rate, review and share through my Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnamSee link below for the Visa application: - ONLY USE THIS LINKhttps://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/
Kerry gives an update of how Vietnam has managed the Covid Crisis and what drove Vietnam to take such a strong stand to close the borders early on and mandate wearing masks and hand sanitation. Currently, Vietnam has recorded the following:-Total cases | 1377Total recovered | 1224Total active case | 118Total deaths | 35You can find a very comprehensive guide to travel to Vietnam as it stands as of 22/12/20/ Who is eligible and what is required to enter the country here http://itsvietnam.com/vietnam-covid-19-update/ Kerry would like to extend a  very warm and sincere thank you to all who follow this podcast and who become guests on the program. It is greatly appreciated.Stay tuned for more traveler experiences in Vietnam in 2021.SUBSCRIBE through Apple, to the What About Vietnam Podcast.  It's FREE and available herehttps://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/what-about-vietnam-traveller-insights/id1513095454Choose your favourite channels - Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Iheart Radio -https://whataboutvietnamtripplanning.buzzsprout.com/Check out our website for further Traveller information, Tours, Tips, Hints and Experiences to consider. www.whataboutvietnam.comEmail me for further information. I am happy to help: whataboutvietnam@gmail.comPlease rate, review and share your thoughts through my Facebook page – I’d love to hear what you think. https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnamDo you have a topic you would like featured on the show? Email me now - whataboutvietnam@gmai.com
Welcome to "The Traveller experience series". Today we feature the city Hoi An and take a step back in time talking about the history of this famous city with Paul Simpson, my guest.Hoi An, is a very popular and famous Old Town. It will almost always feature in any tour you are looking at doing. If it doesn’t, it should!  As a Unesco World Heritage site, it’s charm stems from its many lanterns, its pretty river and wooden shop houses. In its heyday it was a major trading port; Hear Paul reveal some of the history of the Champa Kingdom where the first inhabitants in the area existed and talk about many of the activities that still go on as they have done for centuries. If you have never thought about including Hoi An into your visit to Vietnam, you might what to think again as you will learn much about the heart and soul of Vietnam by visiting this city.Please SUBSCRIBE, its FREE, rate, review and share my podcast with any of your friends or fellow travelers who are considering a visit to this beautiful country.Check out our website for further Traveller information, Tours,Tips, Hints and Experiences to consider. www.whataboutvietnam.comEmail me for further information. I am happy to help: whataboutvietnam@gmail.comPlease rate, review and share through my Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnamIf you would like to look at the hotels Paul works at you can check them out on my website at https://www.whataboutvietnam.com/post/big-points-for-the-little-hoi-an-group
You don't know what shopping in Vietnam is all about until you have shopped with our guest on the show today, Judith Treanor from https://templesandmarkets.com.au/Our show today is for anyone who has ever thought Vietnam was just about cheap "copy" handbags, sweaty markets, tailoring and knock offs! ...You are in for a shock! Be ready to embrace everything from "wearable happiness to sustainable products that will save the earth and set tails wagging when you get home.As a regular visitor to Vietnam Judith has a wealth of knowledge to share about all kinds of products produced in Vietnam.Listen to Judith's advice on the best cities to shop... including the best streets, districts and localities.You will hear lots of laughing about tailoring, and shoe purchasing, and the sheer pleasure of exploring the shopping scene in Vietnam. Maybe it is a girl thing, as we do share information about our Shopping and Pampering tour next year - 2021. Details below.Stay tuned for information and buying tips from well-known fashion designers and brands like Chula Fashion, Tan My Design, Future Traditions, Eugenie Darge homewares, Cushnart cushion covers and bags, Valerie Cordier bags but also buffalo horn jewellery, luxury lacquerware, art and embroidery. Your virtual shopping experience awaits you. Let's go shopping...Please SUBSCRIBE, its FREE, rate, review and share my podcast with any of your friends or fellow travelers who are considering a visit to this beautiful country.Check out our website for further Traveller information, Tours, Tips, Hints and Experiences to consider. www.whataboutvietnam.comCheck out the SHOP EAT LOVE OUR VIETNAM tour here - https://www.whataboutvietnam.com/tours See some of the beautiful gifts and fashion at Judiths store - https://templesandmarkets.com.au/ Email me for further information. I am happy to help: whataboutvietnam@gmail.comPlease rate, review and share through my Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnam
Is Vietnam family-friendly? The answer is a resounding YES.Our guest today, Suzie Slingsby shares with us her tips from the many trips she has done to Vietnam with her husband and daughter Bella, who is now 8 years old. If you are thinking about Vietnam, but not sure if the kids will enjoy it and have plenty to do that's fun and affordable? Then you are going to love this episode.In my chat with Suzie we cover off some of those most asked questions:- Is it safe? Is it expensive? Is it culturally too diverse? What about the food?You will hear what Bella rated as her best things to do!  And Suzie shares some insights into what parents should consider when they travel to Vietnam with a young family.Let this be the beginning of your research into Vietnam as a great destination to take a family.Suzie talks about the Hoi An Memories show - see my blog link here https://www.whataboutvietnam.com/post/hoi-an-impression-cultural-show-a-hitPlease SUBSCRIBE, it's FREE ( this way you get notified when a new episode is published, usually every fortnight), rate, review and share my podcast with any of your friends or fellow travelers who are considering a visit to this beautiful country.Check out our website for further Traveller information, Tours, Tips, Hints and Experiences to consider. www.whataboutvietnam.comEmail me for further information. I am happy to help: whataboutvietnam@gmail.comPlease rate, review and share through my Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnam  
Vietnam has so much to offer the tourist. You have all heard this said before!However, not all of its lively cities, or tranquil beaches, are played out in mainstream media or travel guides. Tam Ky is the capital of Quang Nam ( The same province Hoi An is located in) and Tam Thanh Beach are two of those places the tourist's HAVEN'T overrun or for that matter know much about. Meet Sander Seymour, my guest, today on the program. A fun American guy who came to Vietnam over 4 years ago, and try as he did, couldn't leave, He literally fell in love. With Vietnam and a lovely local girl from Tam Ky. Sanders joins me today as he runs a consultancy business advising the hospitality and tourism industry in the region. He is the person in the know.  To find out more what Sander does, you can reach him here:- https://www.facebook.com/keywayconsulting/ Sit tight as Sander takes us through some of the history of the region, and what a tourist should expect on a visit.This could be your 'sneaky' best-kept secret when you come to Vietnam. Stay tuned.Some key links Sander mentioned in the Episode:-You-Retreat - https://www.facebook.com/pg/youretreatvietnam/posts/The Mural Village - https://www.facebook.com/tamthanhmuralvillage/The Heroic Mother Monument - A must to visit  http://english.quangnam.gov.vn/CMSPages/BaiViet/Default.aspx?IDBaiViet=4566&fbclid=IwAR0o6QB7jzBnR5_LbLekAH55kqzbqBLwpS1KwNG_bzt-i3qaYV-easqmWsYBaco Boutique Hotel recommended by Sander - https://en.bacoboutiquehotel.com.vn/?fbclid=IwAR1Hs2Kgie9zjAeo8aw7SSg_yaFENv4_S3DQ9HRmu0QRu8rHZbxrq585i7MMoung Thanh Hotels recommended by Sander - http://grandquangnam.muongthanh.com/en/home.html?fbclid=IwAR3g01LU8phjENoFLYWld9g-gOFLXbz3oIBT6675OY7UwgdFAxvTjmyNA_wTam Than Beach Resort and Spa - https://www.expedia.com.au/Tam-Ky-Hotels-Beach-Hotel.0-0-d6347736-tBeachHotel.Travel-Guide-Filter-HotelsPlease SUBSCRIBE, it's FREE ( this way you get notified when a new episode is published, usually every fortnight), rate, review and share my podcast with any of your friends or fellow travelers who are considering a visit to this beautiful country.Check out our website for further Traveller information, Tours, Tips, Hints and Experiences to consider. www.whataboutvietnam.comEmail me for further information. I am happy to help: whataboutvietnam@gmail.comPlease rate, review and share through my Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnam
Today we delve a little deeper into the cultural side of Vietnam as we traverse an area where many of the minority groups still live, as they have done for many hundreds of years. Our program today takes us to a place called Mau Chau, Located in the Hoa Binh Province, about 135 Kms or 3 hours drive from Hanoi. We get to explore this rustic location with my guest traveler Cynthia Mann who managed to complete a trip there recently when the Covid-19 Lockdowns were suspended and travel was open to locals and ex-pats.Cynthia chats with us about the amazing villages in the area, home to the ethnic Thai and Hmong people. Due to Cynthia’s main business being in textile and design, she will talk to us about the vibrant local markets such as Muong and Pa Co Markets. Here, you can find traditional colourful handicraft products made using skills developed and passed down over many generations. We find out there is much to learn about those amazing handwoven scarves and bedspreads we see in our travels throughout Vietnam. Mau Chau is a surprising delight. Not as overrun with tourists, as in places like Sapa, and offers a very authentic view of local village life. Surrounded by beautiful forests, and a major reservoir with its own sense of beauty, you will be charmed by this little idyllic location and Cynthia's experience.Cynthia highly rated a new place to stay called Mau Chau Hideaway – details here if you are interested - http://maichauhideaway.com/I mention a very lovely Eco Lodge which I stayed at and highly recommend for its location, quality of rooms and views - https://maichau.ecolodge.asia/Cynthia Operates a gorgeous textile designer showroom in Hanoi – Called Future Traditions and you can find all her details here. Pop in or order online through her Facebook page here ;- https://www.facebook.com/FutureTraditions/Please SUBSCRIBE to this Podcast.  It's FREE (this way you get notified when a new episode is published, usually every fortnight), rate, review and share my podcast with any of your friends or fellow travellers who are considering a visit to this beautiful country.Check out our website for further Traveller information, Tours, Tips, Hints and Experiences to consider. www.whataboutvietnam.comEmail me for further information. I am happy to help: whataboutvietnam@gmail.comPlease rate, review and share your thoughts through my Facebook page – I’d love to hear what you think. https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnam 
Who doesn't want to take great photos of their trip to Vietnam??If you are keen to visit Vietnam, chances are you have already seen some amazing pictures. I know myself, the pictures had me inspired from the start. The scenery is often breathtaking, and the people are gorgeous. One of the things you will learn to love about your visit to Vietnam is that the people are super friendly, and very welcoming. However, taking photos of them is an art, and one my guest today will explain to us, as his speciality, and love, is people photography.In this episode, you will meet Etienne Bossot a French professional photographer living in Hoi An, who makes the art of travel photography his business.Etienne shares with us his local knowledge gathered over 8 years of living in Hoi An and his best tips for taking great photos. Folks, we are getting FREE tips from the master as he takes us around this fascinating country.Stay tuned for his "Top 5 photography locations in Vietnam" These are the places to go, to get those amazing photos. your friends and family will be drooling over and wishing they were with you!If you are a professional photographer or like many of us, a rogue amateur, you will love this episode.Find out more about Etienne and his tours, by popping over to his website here at https://www.picsofasia.com/ or https://www.hoianphototour.com/Please SUBSCRIBE to this Podcast.  It's FREE (this way you get notified when a new episode is published, usually every fortnight), rate, review and share my podcast with any of your friends or fellow travellers who are considering a visit to this beautiful country.You can listen on any of your favourite channels - Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Iheart RadioCheck out our website for further Traveller information, Tours, Tips, Hints and Experiences to consider. www.whataboutvietnam.comEmail me for further information. I am happy to help: whataboutvietnam@gmail.comPlease rate, review and share your thoughts through my Facebook page – I’d love to hear what you think. https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnam
Hoi An hits your visitor radar! Again. You have limited time, and you want to know what are the best things to see and do in Hoi An? Who do you trust to give you the best advice? Give me a local anytime?I love to get the unfabricated, hidden gems, and the inside story from a local. A local Expat is even better, as most likely they have similar tastes, and  standards, maybe even expectations; and there isn't the language or translation barrier to overcome.Today's episode is a gift. I guarantee you, you will be transported by Sharon Sweeney to those Top 10 things to enjoy in Hoi An, over and over again in your mind. Even before you set foot in Vietnam. A well-traveled lady, Sharon is one of the founding partners of Hoi An Now, a trusted website and resource for visitors and locals. Sharon offers up her best suggestions and vivid descriptions of the experiences you can have. It is a feast for the senses!Sharon joins the program as a talented storyteller, writer, publisher, actor, teacher and journalist. You will resonate with her instantly.If you would like to know more about Hoi An, I strongly suggest you check out the website www.hoiannow.com to help you plan your trip and local experiences.SUBSCRIBE to this Podcast.  It's FREE (this way you get notified when a new episode is published, usually every fortnight), rate, review and share my podcast with any of your friends or fellow travelers who are considering a visit to this beautiful country.You can listen on any of your favourite channels - Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Iheart RadioCheck out our website for further Traveller information, Tours, Tips, Hints and Experiences to consider. www.whataboutvietnam.comEmail me for further information. I am happy to help: whataboutvietnam@gmail.comPlease rate, review and share your thoughts through my Facebook page – I’d love to hear what you think. https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnamDo you have a topic, destination or experience you would like featured on the show? Email me now - whataboutvietnam@gmail.com 
Inspired by love, this episode focuses on Vietnam as an idyllic wedding destination. Despite Covid, brides and grooms are invited to hold out for their dream wedding and consider Vietnam in 2021 /22 as the perfect location.In this episode, I speak with Nadine Zeigeldorf, a wedding planner who elaborates on the kinds of things a wedding program can include to make the event incredibly special.  Imagine a beautiful sunset and beach wedding. Fabulous tasty food. Chilled long stem glasses overflowing with bubbly served to you while curling your toes in the sand. After listening to this episode you will find yourself easily transported mentally into the romanticism of a 16th-century old town, or atop a mountain staring aimlessly at the amazing views of a Unesco World Heritage bay.As a wedding events manager of her own events company for 10 years, Nadine has a wealth of knowledge to share and a vested interested in making the wedding program, everything the bride and groom want it to be. You are going to want to get married after you listen to this episode and you are certainly going to want to plan it in Vietnam.If you would like to contact Nadine and access her services, click on the link here:-https://vietnambeachweddings.com/SUBSCRIBE to this Podcast.  It's FREE  - (this way you get notified when a new episode is published, usually every fortnight), rate, review and share my podcast with any of your friends or fellow travelers who are considering a visit to this beautiful country.Choose your favourite channels - Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Iheart Radio - https://whataboutvietnamtripplanning.buzzsprout.com/Check out our website for further Traveller information, Tours, Tips, Hints and Experiences to consider. www.whataboutvietnam.comEmail me for further information. I am happy to help: whataboutvietnam@gmail.comPlease rate, review and share your thoughts through my Facebook page – I’d love to hear what you think. https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnamDo you have a topic, destination or experience you would like featured on the show? Email me now - whataboutvietnam@gmail.com   
Today we take a peek into one of the worlds most famous cave systems located in Phong Nha National Park.Characterized by mountains, tropical forests and underground rivers, it’s known for its ancient limestone karsts and vast network of caves including the world-famous Son Doong Cave, the largest Cave in the world.After talking with my guest today, I think you will be convinced there is a lot more than meets the eye about this place. A place you just have to experience to believe it.Please let me introduce you to my guest today, Ben Mitchell. Ben lives with his wife and family in the historical region of Cu Nam Village just outside of the main town of Phong Nha. A more down to earth Aussie guy you’d never meet. And one who has had front row seats to the development of the region over the last 10 years.The caves are so new that information has up until now been a bit scant, and focused on reaching the ardent trekker, explorer and high adrenalin super fit traveller. What you will love about this episode is how Ben demystifies the urban myth that you have to be the super-fit traveller to enjoy the caves and the National Park. He breaks the caves down into types, which helps us understand what skills you need for each one. If any.Ben has a lot to share. And I can’t give it all away here. You will just have to listen for yourself.Ben and his wife have lived in Phong Nha since 2010, and during that time they have built their own homestay called Phong Nha Farmstay. It’s a cosy homestay with all the traditional elements you will come to love in Vietnam, with some highly desirable creature comforts, including a swimming pool looking over a perfect vista of rice paddy fields; a spa and bar pouring the perfect gin and tonic after a busy day exploring.Since living in the region Ben has become very active working with major tour groups like Oxalis and local operators, to boost tourism to the area, including working with others to build luxury accommodations to attract a more discerning long stay traveller. You might like to also check out the Victory Road Villas which he and a friend built in 2017.Stay tuned, for a truly valuable experience if you are keen to check out this region like I am.If you would like to contact Ben, click on the link here https://phong-nha-cave.com/contact/SUBSCRIBE to this Podcast.  It's FREE  - Please shareChoose your favourite channels - Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Iheart Radio - https://whataboutvietnamtripplanning.buzzsprout.com/Check out our website for further Traveller information, Tours, Tips, Hints and Experiences to consider. www.whataboutvietnam.comEmail me for further information. I am happy to help: whataboutvietnam@gmail.comPlease rate, review and share your thoughts through my Facebook page – I’d love to hear what you think. https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnam  Do you have a topic, destination or experience you would like featured on the show? Email me now - whataboutvietnam@gmail.com Phong Nha, more than just caves!Check out the following accommodation links Ben mentions in the show.PNKBVillas - https://www.pnkbvillas.com/VISITPHONGNHA-  https://www.visitphongnha.com/about/PHONG-NHA-CAVE - http://phong-nha-cave.com/VICTORYROADVILLAS - http://www.victoryroadvillas.com/ You Tube Channel - Ben Phong Nha Embassy
Today we explore the experience of dentistry in Vietnam with my lovely guest Kelley McCarthy.This episode will open your eyes to what you can save, and impress you with the whole end to end experience.Who would have thought, saving money on your dentistry could pave the way for a holiday in Vietnam! Stranger things have happened!Kelley has been visiting Vietnam for 15 years, and in the last 10 years she and her family have been having all their dentistry work done in HCMC for far less than what she would pay back In Australia. It will blow you away!Kelley is a well-traveled lady, located in Perth with easy access to Vietnam and Indochina. As a professional Child Care Centre Manager, she is the first to say “I have noticed the changes in Vietnam over my years of travel from humble corner shops and average western restaurants, wherein the north, English was rarely spoken to being a very vibrant tourist-friendly country with amazing restaurants, bars, and shops of today”Walk in her shoes as she tells of her experience with a dentist in HCMC. Hear how happy she is with the work that she has done and the service level she receives. I can vouch for that brilliant smile of hers! Simply gorgeous.Let Vietnam put a smile on your face, in more ways than one. Check out Kelley's beautiful smile and teeth on our What About Vietnam FB pageSee below for the Dentist Kelley mentions on the program.Please understand What About Vietnam, nor Kelley has any financial affiliation with this company and nor do either of us receive any sponsorship or commission. WE accept no responsibility for your experience with the company, however, you are free to check them out on your own accord.Here is the link https://www.worldwidebeautyhospital.com for Dr Hungs dental surgery as they now have rebranded for both dental and cosmetics.... Wahoo ...What could be next on What About Vietnam show??SUBSCRIBE to this Podcast.  It's FREE  - Please shareChoose your favourite channels - Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Iheart Radio - https://whataboutvietnamtripplanning.buzzsprout.com/Check out our website for further Traveller information, Tours, Tips, Hints and Experiences to consider. www.whataboutvietnam.comEmail me for further information. I am happy to help: whataboutvietnam@gmail.comPlease rate, review and share your thoughts through my Facebook page – I’d love to hear what you think. https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnam  Do you have a topic, destination or experience you would like featured on the show? Email me now - whataboutvietnam@gmail.com THANK YOU FOR LISTENING.
Vietnam is well known for its magnificent natural beauty, culture, great food and tropical climate. However, it is fast becoming better known to golfers for its unrivaled golfing experiences and locations.Part of that is due to the promotional work of Greg Norman - Vietnam Tourism Ambassador. With Norman’s global presence, vast background in golf, business and experience designing and building some of the top resort golf courses in Vietnam and around the world, he was identified by the Vietnam Ministry as the ideal candidate to help the country capitalize on the influx of international tourists looking to experience first class golf resorts in one of the most unique and visually stunning destinations in the world.Now don't get too excited !We don't have Greg on the show.  Better still, we have a strong, avid player who is accustom to taking groups all over the world including the US Masters, Ireland, and Europe.Chrissy Hordern is my guest today and joins me as we recap a familiarisation tour of Vietnam we did together, in May 2019.The episode will take you on 5 rounds of golf at courses selected for their captivating scenery & depth of challenge for golfers of all abilities.  Our base for the first leg of the journey will be the ancient town of Hoi An and you are in for some insightful golfing tips on these courses, finishing up in Saigon.Chrissy is a Tour Host and Ambassador for Teed Up Golf https://teedupgolftours.com/ in  Australia and a very talented player. Chrissy joined the tour with a totally open mind and is perfectly placed to give the golfer looking for a Golfing Getaway, the best experiential advice.I have for your reference included the links below to all the courses mentioned and hotels we stayed at. Please feel free to contact me directly if I can help with putting a tour together for you, or your group.Firstly - thank you to Vietnam Airlines for taking such good care of us on this tour. www.vietnamairlines.comA second big thank you to the following places who bent over backward to make sure the golfers had a great stay in * Vin Pearl Nam Hoi An - (Nam Hoi An Golf Course) https://www.vinpearl.com/vinpearl-resort-n-spa-hoi-an/* Montgomerie Links - http://www.montgomerielinks.com/* Ba Na Hills Golf Club - https://banahillsgolf.com/* Laguna Langco Golf - https://www.lagunalangco.com/en/golf/* Vietnam Golf and Country Club - http://www.vietnamgolfcc.com/Hotels:-* Vin Pearl Nam Hoi An  - https://www.vinpearl.com/vinpearl-resort-n-spa-hoi-an/* Vedana Lagoon & Spa - https://www.vinpearl.com/vinpearl-resort-n-spa-hoi-an/* Nikko Hotel https://www.hotelnikkosaigon.com.vn/THE FINAL MAJOR THANKS MUST GO TO THE TRIP ORGANISER - ITS Vietnamwww.itsvietnam.com  It was such a great trip, we are still raving about it......Ha!SUBSCRIBE to the What About Vietnam Podcast.  It's FREE.Choose your favourite channels - Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Iheart Radio - https://whataboutvietnamtripplanning.buzzsprout.com/Check out our website for further Traveller information, Tours, Tips, Hints and Experiences to consider. www.whataboutvietnam.comEmail me for further information. I am happy to help: whataboutvietnam@gmail.comPlease rate, review and share your thoughts through my Facebook page – I’d love to hear what you think. https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnam Do you have a topic, destination or experience you would like featured on the show? Email me now - whataboutvietnam@gmail.com
The transformation that comes from taking time out - Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness retreats is our focus for this episode and I am talking with the lovely Emma Sothern as she talks about what to look for in a retreat in Vietnam.You possibly can't even leave your own country yet, but when you can, you may want to think about a reboot of wellness and healing in a lush, welcoming, delicious, culturally diverse country like Vietnam. But how do you research and plan ahead for this kind of trip?  In my experience, it comes from "talking with the locals"I begin this episode by letting you know in advance that this is the first in a series of interviews with people offering different kinds of health and wellness retreats and modalities of wellness in Vietnam. They are mostly travellers who have decided to live in Vietnam and carry on their passion and teachings in their specialized fields of wellness. In today's program,  I'd love you to meet Emma Sothern.Emma is a lovely Irish girl who decided after extensive travel to make Hoi An her home. Emma runs her own retreats and offers classes and support to those with a condition she has been dealing with most of her life called Alopecia, an autoimmune condition, which she says has been easier to manage through the practice of yoga and mindfulness.You will find yourself drawn to Emma as she reminds us that a health retreat, no matter where it is, is NOT an overindulgence and should not be seen as such. Vietnam has its high end 5 * retreats mostly offered by the major hotels, and it also has the more grassroots versions that focus on a local and more immersive experience. You can spend a lot, or a little, to possibly achieve the same result. It's all about matching expectations in an environment you feel most confident will deliver the experience you desire.  "Just being" in a circle of people all doing the same thing Emma says is what people talk most about after they complete their stay.Post Covid I expect more people to be seeking this kind of experience, and I can think of no better place than Vietnam to do so.  As Emma says: “Just go for it”. We have been through a lot this past year and we deserve to nourish ourselves for mental health and happiness.See more about Emma’s retreats here - https://omwithemyoga.com/retreats/Check out Emma’s Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/omwithemyogaIf you would like to know more about Emma’s work supporting Alopecia, check out her page here https://www.ladyalopecia.com/Emma is running an online course a specialised "Yoga for Alopecia" online course on the 22nd of November, so you can join this from whatever country you are in - see here for detail https://www.ladyalopecia.com/yoga-for-alopecia/SUBSCRIBE through Apple, to the What About Vietnam Podcast.  It's FREE.Choose your favourite channels - Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Iheart Radio - https://whataboutvietnamtripplanning.buzzsprout.com/Check out our website for further Traveller information, Tours, Tips, Hints and Experiences to consider. www.whataboutvietnam.comEmail me for further information. I am happy to help: whataboutvietnam@gmail.comPlease rate, review and share your thoughts through my Facebook page – I’d love to hear what you think. https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnam  Do you have a topic you would like featured on the show? Email me now - whataboutvietnam@gmail.com 
It's not often we consider our skin in the need of wellness, but as the largest organ of the body, it possibly should get more attention and nutrition than it does!Are you considering a trip to Vietnam? And would you like to include something as part of that visit, that is strictly addressing something very personal to you in the area of wellness?By discovering Vietnam, you also get to explore new ways to treat yourself and provide yourself wellness and self-healing.  You might call it the added value of the trip as you arrive home looking radiant after your stay.  So for planning purposes, keep this one, as, in this episode, it's all about your "skin healing". That's our focus. It's about getting back that inner glow we may have lost during isolation or lockdown.  My expert guest today Kim La Sambolec is going to give you a better understanding of the holistic approach to achieving that.  Vietnam has a score of experiences to take advantage of, so if you desire to stay in a beautiful retreat amidst the idyllic setting of Hoi An, this could be your  "Go to" kind of retreat. Knowing that SKIN WELLNESS is what it's all about.Kim is a professional teacher and trainer in this area as the founder of the Skill Wellness Academy. Her expertise in arming women with not just a jar a cream, but with a tool kit that can keep that inner glow alive, well after the retreat, is evidenced through her years of service and support in this area.Please sit back for Part 2 of this "Health and Wellness Retreats" series of interviews.Let's talk about a Skin Wellness Retreat in Vietnam with the lovely Kim La Sambolec.For details about Kim's Retreats you can contact her directly at:web: www.skinwellnessacademy.comFRee 15 min consult: https://www.skinwellnessacademy.com/bookings/facebook: www.facebook.com/skinwellnessacademySUBSCRIBE through Apple, to the What About Vietnam Podcast.  It's FREE.Choose your favourite channels - Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Iheart Radio - https://whataboutvietnamtripplanning.buzzsprout.com/Check out our website for further Traveller information, Tours, Tips, Hints and Experiences to consider. www.whataboutvietnam.comEmail me for further information. I am happy to help: whataboutvietnam@gmail.comPlease rate, review and share your thoughts through my Facebook page – I’d love to hear what you think. https://www.facebook.com/whataboutvietnam  Do you have a topic you would like featured on the show? Email me now - whataboutvietnam@gmail.com 
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I extremely like this podcast, especially this channel has transcrip for all expisodes. I can learn english well through our cultures and habits of my country!

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