Vietnam Is Awesome: Discover Awesome Experiences

Vietnam Is Awesome: Discover Awesome Experiences

This is the Vietnam Is Awesome podcast. We'll help you discover the real Vietnam with AWESOME experiences. Hosted by Niall Mackay from Seven Million Bikes Podcasts, a Vietnam-based podcast production company, he is also the host of the well-known show, A Vietnam Podcast, a comedian, and brand ambassador for Vietnam Is Awesome. He'll be talking to people from all over Vietnam working in tourism, bars, resorts, nightlife and more to share with you experiences that prove Vietnam Is Awesome and to Help You Travel!

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March 27, 2024 37 mins

In this episode of the Vietnam is Awesome podcast, host Niall Mackay, an expat in Vietnam since 2016, and guest Shane Dillon, who has spent 17 years in Vietnam and founded an insurance brokerage firm, discuss the importance of insurance for tourists to Vietnam. 

They debunk common insurance myths, discuss the necessity of having insurance for healthcare, travel, and accidents, and share personal anecdotes to illustrate the...

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"The authenticity and the genuineness and the cheekiness of Vietnamese people is still coming through. And I really like seeing that repeat guest coming back. It's a healthy sign for a destination."
- Pieter Van Der Hoeven

In this episode of the Vietnam is Awesome Podcast, host Niall Mackay is joined by Pieter Van Der Hoeven, the Managing Director of the Waifafo Resort and Spa in Hoi An. 

Piete...

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"It's never a dull moment in Vietnam. Things are going so fast, things are changing, and, It's really interesting to document this contrast."
- Adrien on the ever-changing nature of Saigon's streets.

In this episode, host Niall Mackay welcomes Adrien, a French photographer who has been living in Vietnam for nearly 10 years. Adrien shares his journey of falling in love with the country's v...

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Exploring the Beauty of Vietnam's Halong Bay: A Conversation with Local Guide, Quan

In this episode host Niall Mackay invites special guest Quan, a local tour guide from Ha Long Bay, who shares his wealth of knowledge and experience regarding this UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

The conversation covers various aspects of the Halong Bay experience from the types of tours available to historical significance and e...

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In the heart of Vietnam, there are hidden gems that beckon travelers seeking authentic adventures and unforgettable experiences. Join Niall Mackay, The Podcast Guy, as he uncovers the magic of these destinations in this episode of the Vietnam is Awesome podcast.

Niall's guest for this episode is Ben Mitchell, the visionary behind Phong Nha Farm State and the luxurious Victory Road Villas. Ben's journey in transforming thes...

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Welcome to the Vietnam is awesome podcast. We'll help you discover the real Vietnam with awesome experiences.

My guest today is Canadian Vietnamese, and also worked in the nightlife scene there for over 10 years. He moved to Vietnam in 2019 and has since then opened up three food and beverage businesses. The latest one is in Thao Dien which has changed dramatically post COVID and now a destination for tourists who wan...

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The Vietnam Is Awesome Podcast will help you discover the real Vietnam with awesome experiences.

In this episode, we’ll share our recommendations for boutique hotels across Vietnam.

My guest today is Lauren Pienaar. She has been in Vietnam now for 7 years, she's from South Africa originally. She's a singer-songwriter with Moon Rise City and is now the Head of Communications for Vietnam Is Awesome. The very maker of this pod...

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Uncover the Unique Aspects of Saigon's Underground Art Scene

In this episode of the Vietnam is Awesome podcast, host Niall Mackay takes us on a journey into the vibrant underground art scene of Saigon. He introduces us to two extraordinary individuals who are at the forefront of this creative movement: Truong Que Phuong, the owner of Twist Cafe and Barzinga, and Sabra Johnson, the creator of the Jackfruit Cabaret Show.

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Welcome to the Vietnam Is Awesome podcast. We’ll help you discover the real Vietnam with Awesome experiences.

I interviewed Mischa Smith who has lived in Vietnam for 10 years now. He's worked at Pasteur Street Brewing Company for eight and a half, most of those as the sales director spreading amazing craft beer across Vietnam.

In our main interview we both starting reminiscing about "old" Saigon. Wh...

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Welcome to the Vietnam Is Awesome podcast. We’ll help you discover the real Vietnam with Awesome experiences.

In this episode my guest, Mischa Smith, has lived in Vietnam for 10 years now. He's worked at Pasteur Street Brewing Company for eight and a half, most of those as the sales director spreading amazing craft beer across Vietnam.

And he's also the co-host of the Beer Stories podcast, which is pro...

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Welcome to the Vietnam Is Awesome podcast. We’ll help you discover the real Vietnam with Awesome experiences. 

In this episode my guest, Oscar Wright, has studied various religions in India and Istanbul… practices and teaches hatha yoga and meditation and tai chi... and facilitates Zen Tango workshops that turn tango dance into meditation.

He is a film maker originally from El Paso, Texas, but after spending the l...

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Welcome to the Vietnam Is Awesome Podcast. We'll help you discover the real Vietnam with awesome experiences.

I'm Niall Mackay, your host. I've lived in Vietnam since 2016, and I'm the host of a Vietnam podcast, A comedian, and now a brand ambassador for Vietnam Is Awesome.

I came to Vietnam for a two-week vacation and was immediately taken by the beauty, friendliness, energy, and even all the ...

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Welcome to the Vietnam Is Awesome Podcast. We'll help you discover the real Vietnam with awesome experiences.

I'm Niall Mackay, your host. I've lived in Vietnam since 2016, and I'm the host of a Vietnam podcast, A comedian, and now a brand ambassador for Vietnam Is Awesome.

I came to Vietnam for a two-week vacation and was immediately taken by the beauty, friendliness, energy, and even all th...

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January 4, 2023 3 mins

This is the brand new Vietnam Is Awesome podcast. We will help you discover the real Vietnam with awesome experiences. I'm Niall Mackay your host and I've lived in Vietnam since 2016. I'm the host of the well-known show, A Vietnam Podcast, comedian and brand ambassador for Vietnam Is Awesome. I came to Vietnam for a two week vacation in 2015 and was immediately taken by the beauty, friendliness, energy, and even the ...

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