While it may not be possible to travel to far flung destinations, that’s not to say you can’t discover new places and cultures from the comfort of your own home. In our #TravelFromHome series, we’ll explore ways to see the world without leaving home and discover experiences that are the next best thing.
Rich in beautiful landscapes and a complex history, Vietnam is establishing itself as a “must-visit” country to visit in South East Asia. Vietnam offers a truly diverse range of experiences, from island-hopping to a unique coffee scene.
Take a walking tour of the Old Quarter, Hanoi
Get a feel of what it would be like to walk through the Old Quarter of Hanoi. This video is a great way of experiencing the sights and sounds and being transported away.
Become a Formula 1 race car driver for the day
The Vietnamese Grand Prix was slated to take place in April 2020 but was cancelled due to Covid-19. But you can experience what it would be like to whizz through the Hanoi Street Circuit by taking a virtual lap.
Explore the depths of the world’s largest cave
Hang Son Doong is an ancient cave, reported to be the biggest in the world and anywhere from 2-5 million years old. To give you an idea of its size, one cavern is large enough to fit a Boeing 737. National Geographic has created a 360 tour of the extensive landscape. Otherwise, check out some photos for a close-up of some of the natural phenomena you might encounter.
Explore Ha Long Bay
To see more of Vietnam’s scenic beauty, explore Ha Long Bay. A UNESCO heritage site, Ha Long Bay is made up of more than a thousand limestone islands. This video will take you on a boat journey around the islands and inside the caves. You can also take a 360 virtual tour of the bay.
Brew a Vietnamese Coffee
Have you ever wondered what sets apart Vietnamese coffee from the rest? Sign up to a virtual coffee appreciation class with a view. For the more adventurous, try your hand at making the traditional Vietnamese egg coffee.
Learn basic Vietnamese
Hello: Xin Chào (sin chow)
Thank you: Cam on (kahm uhn)
Excuse me: Xin Lỗi (sin loy)
If you do eventually travel to Vietnam, don’t forget your travel insurance as it can cover you for unexpected mishaps. Read the Policy Wording or get a quote for Worldcare. Terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply.