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Spring Break in Madrid with Kids (8 and 12 yo) - Need Advise!

by anuta77 @ Fodor's Forum

Hello! We are planning to take our 2 kids (boys, 8 and 12 yo) to Madrid (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g187514-Madrid-Vacations.html) for...

Sophie’s Art Tour Launches Today!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Cut the ribbon! pop the champagne! Sophie’s Art Tour launches officially today! Whether you are passing through HCMC or you have lived here for years this tour is a fascinating exploration into Vietnam’s visual history. For more details about the … Continue reading

Sophie’s Art Tour Gift Voucher – give a thoughtful gift to a curious mind.

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Gift vouchers are 950,000vnd or $45 per person and can be purchased for individuals or groups. If you would like to book a private tour please get in contact for rates and availability. For HCMC residents the vouchers will be … Continue reading

Saigon 2013: Mekong Delta with Caibe – Vinhlong

Saigon 2013: Mekong Delta with Caibe – Vinhlong

by zilintan @ Ann Tours – Trading Hearts

Termed as Vietnam’s “rice basket”, Mekong Delta makes as a refreshing day trip when visiting Saigon.  There are options for one to do a boat ride and even home-stays.  For us, we booked a private tour with Ann Tours.  I

Ghost Money: American artist retraces his steps through Vietnam

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Artist and filmmaker Lawrence Johnson was based in Vietnam in the 1970′s, his candid sketches, portraits and raw paintings reveal an entirely different side to the war. In 2012 the artist returned to Vietnam to retrace his steps through a … Continue reading

Come and Join the Party!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour has got off to a fantastic start, I’ve met some lovely people this week and really enjoyed showing them a side of HCMC that doesn’t always make itself apparent. I am currently taking bookings, for more information … Continue reading

STATIC FRICTION – THE PROPELLER GROUP

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Last night artist collective ‘The Propeller Group’ spoke about their solo exhibition Static Friction. The event took place at Galerie Quynh; one of the two spaces to host the exhibition, the other being Sàn Art. The exhibition comprises entirely of new … Continue reading

A SHORT FILM ABOUT SOPHIE’S ART TOUR FROM RUSTY COMPASS.

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Watch a short film about Sophie’s Art Tour by clicking on THIS For great tips, stories and recommendations about traveling in Southeast Asia have a look at Rusty Compass: www.rustycompass.com

Vietnamese who fled to U.S. return to rebuild homeland

Vietnamese who fled to U.S. return to rebuild homeland


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HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - In the spring of 1975 - less than two weeks before Saigon would fall to the Communists - 7-year-old Tony Nong and his mother, Ann Tran, a Vietnamese employee of the U.S....

Trip Planning Help Just For You

by Elizabeth @ Authentic Luxury Travel

Good trip planning led me to the beautiful Saratoga Arms in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Trip planning making your head spin? I feel your pain. Even though I’ve been planning trips for myself and others for a long time, I…

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Peruvian Paradise – Eat, Ride, Love

by Elizabeth @ Authentic Luxury Travel

Peruvian paradise: Pablo and his Paso.
Peruvian Paso horses were on my radar when we went to Peru last year. I’d read about their oh-so-smooth gait and wanted to experience this ride for myself. Nina Fogelman of Ancient Summit planned…

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Sophie’s Art Tour on CNN Go

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour has been listed on CNN Go’s ‘Insider Guide: What to do in Vietnam’. Click on this link to read more. Sophie’s Art Tour is currently taking bookings, please get in contact to find out available dates. For … Continue reading

The World of Sound and Surface 1st June – 5th July 2012

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Dewey Ambrosino and Tam Van Tran are friends from L.A, practically neighbors Dewey tells me at the opening reception of their collaborative exhibition at Sàn Art. The exhibition comprises of a conversation between their works, Ambrosino’s is metallic, pulsing and … Continue reading

Reflections on Fall of Saigon

Reflections on Fall of Saigon


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Finally, by April 1975, there was something about Vietnam that almost everyone could agree on. After a wrenching decade of bloodshed and protest, the end of the war was near.The Communist North (Page 5 of 7)...

Up and Running!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour is now up and running and has been taking good folk around the hotspots of Saigon’s art scene. Here are some testimonials: “I’ve learnt so much today, it’s really surprised me what an active role artists have … Continue reading

The Youth of Today!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Tours for Families, Young People and Working with Schools. Sophie’s Art Tour has been having a lot of fun recently engaging with children and young people, art is subjective and it can be wonderful to look at it through a … Continue reading

HAPPY VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR! CHÚC MỪNG NĂM MỚI!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour wishes you a Happy Vietnamese New Year. May the year of the horse be your most beautiful year yet! Please scroll down for more information about the tour or choose from the tabs above.

Yoga for Travelers and a Yummy Retreat

by Elizabeth @ Authentic Luxury Travel

A yoga twist in Tuscany with Anne Marie Welsh.
Yoga, as taught by Anne Marie Welsh at the Community Center in my hometown, changed my life. It’s not just the way she demonstrates the asanas that make her special, it’s…

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My Favorite Santa Barbara Hotel (by far)

by Elizabeth @ Authentic Luxury Travel

I love the view of the Channel Islands from the pool at Belmond El Encanto.
My favorite Santa Barbara hotel? That’s easy. Belmond El Encanto won my heart with gracious suites in historic cottages, beautiful gardens, and a panoramic ocean…

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Spring Break in Madrid with Kids (8 and 12 yo) - Need Advise!

by anuta77 @ Fodor's Forum

Hello! We are planning to take our 2 kids (boys, 8 and 12 yo) to Madrid (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g187514-Madrid-Vacations.html) for...

Âm Binh ‘The Undead’: Pioneering Vietnamese Theatre

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Âm Binh took a long hard cathartic look at the human side of war. A visceral Vietnamese drama of two soldiers from the north and the south, both saved by the same women whose only child has just been killed … Continue reading

Nha Trang – Coastal city

by admin @ Barri Ann Travel

Considered Vietnam’s most famous seaside resort-town, Nha Trang attracts foreign tourists for not only its stunningly pristine beaches but also the urban atmosphere of a young tourist city. Location & History Nha Trang is a seaside town, also the capital city of Khánh Hòa Province – on the South...

The Walker – A Group Exhibition

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

On Friday 30th March the White Building of HCMC Fine Arts Museum was pulsing with life, throngs of people milled around drinking icy beer from disintegrating paper cups to the multifarious sounds of elfin pop singer Thảo Trang, Saigon punk … Continue reading

How to change your money in Saigon

by admin @ Barri Ann Travel

Are ATMs available and easy to find around Saigon? Would it be easier to withdraw from ATM or come to currency exchange? Should I expect any exchange office or trustworthy bank  here? Those are the most common questions regarding money exchange when tourists come to Saigon since it seems to be the h...

Russian Trains - Luggage

by blondiepopo @ Fodor's Forum

Going on the Trans-Siberian Train this fall with a group tour. I already have luggage, but it's a 26" regular suitcase with wheels. Would I be better...

5 must-see attractions in Hanoi

by admin @ Barri Ann Travel

Almost all tourists dream about a peaceful & antique Hanoi. The attractiveness is nothing far from the fine combination of natural beauty with ancient colonial architecture & cultural religious features. The lively ambiance also pulls tourists back to the green city. There is no reason for m...

NEWS: Artist in Residency Programme: San Art: Laboratory

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

San Art, an independent, artist-run exhibition space and reading room located in Ho Chi Minh City, recently set up Laboratory, the first first home-grown ‘studio/residence’ programme in Vietnam. A nationwide call for applications resulted in three candidates being chosen. For … Continue reading

Russian Trains - Luggage

by blondiepopo @ Fodor's Forum

Going on the Trans-Siberian Train this fall with a group tour. I already have luggage, but it's a 26" regular suitcase with wheels. Would I be better...

Sophie’s Art Talks: Vietnamese History in Colour

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour is now offering lectures in Vietnamese art history. The talks are an engaging and alternative way to understand Vietnamese history. Using images of artworks, photographs, footage and the personal stories of artists, Vietnam’s fascinating history is illuminated. … Continue reading

Welcome to Sophie’s Art Tour

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour is based in Ho Chi Minh City and looks at Vietnam’s fascinating history through the lives and works of it’s artists. For bookings please contact Sophie via email – sophiesarttour@gmail.com or via telephone – +84(0)121 830 3742. … Continue reading

Chiang Mai 2015: Doi Ang Khang, Saturday Walking Street Market – Day 2

Chiang Mai 2015: Doi Ang Khang, Saturday Walking Street Market – Day 2

by zilintan @ Trading Hearts

Day trips are my favorite during holidays and I always make it a point to look out for possible day trips from the city I was basing myself in.  While we were checking out tours to do in Chiang Mai,

‘A Transformative Disguise: Lê Hoàng Bích Phượng’ at Sàn Art

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

‘Transformative Disguise’ is Lê Hoàng Bích Phượng’s first solo exhibition. Composed of 9 new paintings and 5 ceramic sculptures, this exhibition plays with ideas of reflection, transparency and transformation, inviting the viewer to contemplate their own awareness of their behavior … Continue reading

High 5 Art And Weekend

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

We got completely lost trying to reach our destination last night: the final night of High 5 Art And Weekend. After snaking along HCMC’s district 8 canal system for a good hour and a half and looking like we weren’t … Continue reading

Sophie’s Art Tour launching in 2012

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

After many months of research, Sophie’s Art Tour of Saigon is getting ready to launch in 2012, year of the dragon. It has been an intriguing journey gathering together the strands of this story. Along the way I have consulted … Continue reading

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