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  • Backpacking in Vietnam

    Vietnam, Halong Bay, photo by Joseph Hunkins

    Read a short summary of Vietnam’s history and what you’ll find is far from being a pleasant read. But for a country whose most recent and most horrific war ended a scant three and a half decades ago, Vietnam is remarkably fun, light-hearted and welcoming.

    Like many of its Southeast Asian neighbors, Vietnam is a popular backpacking destination, where travelers with not much money but with a thirst for new sights and experiences have have the trip of a lifetime. The cities are a flurry of activity, the countryside is scenic beyond belief and the culture is fascinating. If you want an exotic holiday, or the craziest adventure you’ve ever experienced, try backpacking in Vietnam.

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  • The backpacker’s guide to Denmark

    Copenhagen

    Copenhagen

    Like all other countries with a high standard of living, Denmark is not the most affordable travel destination you could find, especially if you are a backpacker constantly strapped for money. But what can you do when the pull of Denmark’s many attraction becomes too strong?

    You visit it on a budget. Backpacking in Denmark is not impossible, and with some careful planning you won’t have to miss out on any of the best parts of the country.

    Backpacking through Denmark will bring you closer to the country’s rich cultural heritage, its effortlessly cools towns and cities and its natural assets. Here’s a backpacker’s guide to Denmark that will help you plan your trip this modern former homeland of vikings.

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  • The weirdest street food in the world

    Air batu campur, photo by avlxyz on Flickr

    Street food is a gift from heaven for travelers who are backpacking on a shoestring in some faraway country, and who prefer a taste of the local cuisine instead of international  fast-food chain fare.

    And it’s not just budget travelers who sing praises to these cheap and convenient meals, but also consecrated foodies too, who often travel great distances in search of some unique recipe, preferably served on a stick at street corners.

    But since street food is chiefly sold to satisfy the taste buds of the locals, a traveler from another part of the globe might have a hard time getting her or his palate used to the novel tastes and aromas. Here’s a list of the weirdest street food in the world, and if you can get these meals down then there’s no street food on the planet that you can’t ingest.

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  • Top 5 foodie travel experience to have before you die

    Kuala Lumpur street food, photo by flydime on flickr

    Most people travel because they want to see interesting places, they like the feeling of being somewhere they’ve never been before, or because they want to experience things that they don’t get to do or see in their day to day life.

    And surprising you palate with unusual flavors if often a huge part of the travel experience for many tourists, especially those who consider themselves gourmets.

    Foodies sure love sights and attractions just like any other traveler, but they also actively search out the best (and sometimes the worst) of the world’s cuisines, authentic dishes spiced up with local cuisine-savvy that you can’t find in a neighborhood ethnic restaurant. If you’re a dedicated food-lover, then here are top 5 foodie travel experiences to have before you die.

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  • Top 5 travel health myths

    photo by palindrome6996 on Flickr

    There’s nothing worse then a holiday spent fretting about germs, infections, viruses and the various toxic (or other) kinds of waste that you might unwittingly ingest while you’re in a foreign country whose health care system you don’t really know, and whose language you don’t speak.

    It’s completely understandable to worry about such things (you do want to get home in one piece, naturally), but some of the health related issues that we worry about while traveling are actually not that horrible or life-threatening.

    If you’re prone to excessive worrying about the well-being of your limbs and organs while you’re away on a trip, here are top 5 travel myths that you should know – and this way you’ll be able to worry about things that really matter.

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  • A guide to street food in Hanoi, Vietnam

    Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital, is the beating heart of Vietnamese life and culture, and one of the most exciting travel destinations in Asia. It’s well known that many of the most interesting local delicacies in Asia can be sampled on the street, and in Hanoi the situation is no different.

    While the modern past of the city is just as cosmopolitan as any other major capital in the world, there are little corners of the old Hanoi left where you can have a taste of life in the city decades ago, as well as its present rhythm and culture. So if you’re ready to experience the Vietnamese capital’s amazing cuisine, here’s a guide to street food in Hanoi.

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  • The best street food in Cambodia

    photo by Charlotte Marillet

    Cambodia has had a pretty rough history, and even today, the country is quite poor by western standards. However, despite its streak of bad luck, it is still one of the most amazing places on the planet. Cambodia is a very diverse country with a fascinating culture – it’s enough to take a look at its magnificent temples and beautiful beaches to see why it’s becoming one of the¬† most popular destinations in south-east Asia.

    Best of all, there are many places in Cambodia that haven’t made it yet into the popular tourist brochures, which leaves you the pleasure of discovering them yourself. And on the topic of discoveries, here’s one of the treats that away you: the best street food in Cambodia.

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  • Street food in Nicaragua

    vigoron, photo by Nicaraguan Food/wikipedia

    One of the pleasures of visiting a foreign country is the food: new and exciting aromas, ingredients that you’ve never even heard of, or maybe strange combinations that you wouldn’t have thought appetizing. A new cuisine is always part of the experience of traveling, and it can tell you just as much about a culture as a visit to a museum.

    The beauty and richness of Nicaragua is definitely reflected in its dishes, and one thing that no tourist should miss on a trip to this country is the street food. So for the sake of your taste-buds, here’s a short guide to street food in Nicaragua.

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  • 10 tips about Moroccan cuisine

    Morocco

    Morocco

    Moroccan cuisine is heaven on a plate for foodies, and if your adventures in food-land are limited to more traditional tastes and aromas, the dishes served up in Morocco will make you feel like you’ve missed out on something your entire life. Visiting Marrakesh without popping into Djemaa el Fna, the main square that fills with countless food stalls as the night progresses, is almost unimaginable.

    But wherever you choose to much on your chosen Moroccan delicacy, you can’t go wrong with this particular cuisine. Here are 10 little known facts about Moroccan cuisine, that will make your culinary experience even better.

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