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Namo Restaurant Review: Italian Food in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

On my recent food exploration of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam I checked out the Namo Italian restaurant located in District 1. The area is home to tons of fancy hotels, shopping and great food. After going up a few flights of stairs, we found our table. Our table was situated next to the window which Continue Reading

Top 3 Cocktail Recipes with Jewel-Osco Home Delivery

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

If you’re familiar with Chicago, you’ll surely know about Jewel-Osco, the supermarket chain. They have just introduced their new delivery service, so I figured it was a good time to try it out by ordering the ingredients to make my favorite cocktails at home, and share them with you! Most will appreciate that you can Continue Reading

Unique Christmas Gift: Save Snowmen From Extinction and Give Earth a Fighting Chance

Unique Christmas Gift: Save Snowmen From Extinction and Give Earth a Fighting Chance

by Solo Travel Girl @ Solo Travel Girl

I have a request of you this holiday season and hope you will join me in this crusade. Together, we MUST stop snowman extinction! Okay, that is a little silly, but seriously, the clock is running out in both days until Christmas and in the negative impact humans are making on our planet.

Pham Ngu Lao Street in Ho Chi Minh City - Everything You Need To Know About Pham Ngu Lao Street

Pham Ngu Lao Street in Ho Chi Minh City - Everything You Need To Know About Pham Ngu Lao Street


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Pham Ngu Lao Street in Ho Chi Minh City is on the western edge of District 1 and is renowned as the place where most backpacking travellers stay during their holiday. A 25-minute taxi ride from Tan Sot Nhat International Airport, it comprises numerous lanes and back alleys

Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Christmas is nearly a month away, and can be trully a magical time in Vietnam (minus the snow). If you decided to spend our favorite holiday in the South of Vietnam, make sure to check out our video on what Xmas is really like like...

The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

After the best boutique hotels in Saigon, we decided to have a look at a cheaper selection of accommodation in our city. As always this is only based on our opinion nor this is a sponsored article/video by any of these hotels. Check out the...

Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours

Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours


Saigon Food Tours

Sample the world's best street food with a Saigon Street Eats food tour, run by an Australian-Vietnamese couple who are obsessed with Vietnamese food.

30 Quirky Things to Do in Tbilisi & Best Restaurants

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

There are so many things to do in Tbilisi that one week was definitely not enough, even though it was our second visit! Make sure you visit the awesome capital city of Georgia, the country, and check out all its amazing quirky tourist attractions! We visited Tbilisi for the first time in 2011, at the […]

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6 Amazing Gluten-Free Foods You Must Try

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

Most of you know I love to travel and eat! Throughout the years I’ve tried many different diets including vegetarian, vegan and most recently, I’ve experimented with gluten-free foods. In case you’re unfamiliar, gluten is a family of proteins found in grass-related grains. Some people are completely allergic to gluten, while others may have problems Continue Reading

Peninsula Hong Kong: World Famous Afternoon Tea Review

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

If you’re familiar with Hong Kong, you probably know that the Peninsula hotel is the most famous in the region. Almost equally as famous is their afternoon tea that takes place in the hotel’s lovely lobby. While showing my mother around the city, I thought it would be a great idea to treat her to Continue Reading

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you are following us on our YouTube Channel (and you should!) you probably would have watched all of our top 5 already. Our goal as always is to provide travelers with the best spots, according to us, for various Vietnamese street food or activities here...

Best Tour I Took in Ho Chi Minh City Was With Saigon Street Eats

Best Tour I Took in Ho Chi Minh City Was With Saigon Street Eats


Solo Travel Girl

“Do you want to go by motorbike?” Vu, co-owner of Saigon Street Eats, asked when I met him at my hotel for the Pho Trail – A Morning Walking Tour

Where to Stay in Milan – Best Hotels Tried and Tested

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

MondaysinMilan is back! If you’re planning to visit and wondering where to stay in Milan, this place is for you – here are the best hotels in Milan, all tried and tested. Which means that I have actually slept there. How’s that for a guarantee?  One of the questions I’m asked most often by readers […]

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Living in China: What I Learned After 6 Months

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

I had lots of countries on my bucket list, but China just wasn’t one of them. I had been living around Asia for about 6 years and never had any urge to visit the motherland. I ran into tons of Chinese tourists and they usually made me want to stay far away from China. All Continue Reading

Vietnamese Street Food Tour

Vietnamese Street Food Tour


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The very best Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam food tour experience for YOU! Saigon's Street Food on the Back of a Motorbike! |*Rated 5 Stars*| Book Now!

Xu Saigon Restaurant Review (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

I’m getting quite into the restaurant scene in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. I had a big evening planned for a date night at the Xu restaurant on Hai Ba Trung street. Most will know Xu for their bar which is very popular. The restaurant is located above the bar and offers high-end items such as Continue Reading

The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

While it is quite easy for anyone to look up on TripAdvisor or Agoda for the best hotels in Saigon (and get some great deals), we have decided this time to search some accommodations here that stands out (to us) for their decor and style....

Pet-Friendly Florida: Fish, Food and Fun in Daytona Beach with a Dog

by Solo Travel Girl @ Solo Travel Girl

Beach. Spring break. NASCAR. Bike Week. These are some of the things I associate with Daytona Beach and never would have thought this popular Florida East Coast destination is dog-friendly. Boy, was I wrong!

Florida Travel: What to Do in Punta Gorda & Englewood Beach in 2018

by Solo Travel Girl @ Solo Travel Girl

'Tis the time of year for my annual month-by-month listing of what to do in the Southwest Florida community of Punta Gorda and Englewood Beach (basically Charlotte County) in the New Year. As usual, most activities can be enjoyed anytime of the year. And, I hope you try something that pushes your personal boundaries in the New Year because that's how you learn, grow and maybe find your new passion.

The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you’re like us and got the Vietnamese habit of waking up with the sun and a cup of cà phê sữa đá, you probably have already your favorite Phở or Bánh Mì joint that will help you start the day in ease. For most...

Tung Garden Restaurant Review (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

After living in China’s Guangdong region for half of the year, I feel I have become quite seasoned on dim sum. On my recent stay in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, I had a Cantonese meal at the Tung Garden restaurant, while staying at the Eastin Grand Saigon hotel. Be sure to read about my stay Continue Reading

Eastin Grand Saigon Hotel Review (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

This was my second trip to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, and this time I tried out the Eastin Grand Saigon hotel. Coming from the airport, the hotel is about halfway to the city center, which makes it very convenient after your flight. Around the hotel, you’ll find lots of restaurants to explore which I found Continue Reading

Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We always recommend travelers in Vietnam to definitely try what the locals call “ốc”, which literally means “snails”, though its meaning is actually going out and enjoying seafood, including crabs, shrimps, oyster and yes, snails. However these ốc restaurants usually have only a 5 to 10...

Pet-Friendly Florida: I Stayed at a Red Roof PLUS+ Hotel and Cannot Believe the Experience I Had

by Solo Travel Girl @ Solo Travel Girl

Recently, I stayed at a Red Roof PLUS+ hotel and cannot believe the experience I had with my dog. Yes, I admit I am a bit jaded when it comes to hotels. When I was younger, I stayed in ratty roadside motels that were a little suspect. As I grew in my career and travel blogging, I have since stayed in a range of accommodations that can be described as simple to stately and plain to posh. 

What to Pack for a Staycation

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

What to pack for a staycation? Sometimes, that can be even more confusing than packing for an actual holiday. Since I love staycations, and one of my current gigs is giving me a real insight into the art of staycations, I’ve decided to put together this staycation packing list, together with some tips on where […]

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City Breaks: How to make the most out of short stay holidays

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

Sometimes a long trip or holiday just isn’t possible. For various different reasons such as family commitments, financial priorities, and other responsibilities, you’ll only find yourself with a few days of holiday time. Deciding what to do with those days can be a challenge, especially for those who love to travel as it doesn’t give […]

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L’Usine Restaurant Review (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

I returned to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam with my eyes set on exploring all of the ins and outs. Saigon is jam-packed full of amazing food and beverage outlets. Most recently, I’ve taken a deeper dive into the L’Usine restaurants. The brand has three locations around Saigon to check out! My first visit included a Continue Reading

Bangkok Street Food on a Tuk Tuk - The Crowded Planet

Bangkok Street Food on a Tuk Tuk - The Crowded Planet


The Crowded Planet

There's no better way to enjoy Bangkok street food than on the back of a tuk tuk - follow us as we discover the best in the city with Buffalo Tours!

Places to eat in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Travelfish.org

Places to eat in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Travelfish.org


Travelfish

An opinionated restaurant, entertainment and eating out travel guide for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Florida Everglades Open for Business After Hurricane Irma

by Solo Travel Girl @ Solo Travel Girl

My eyes watered with sadness as I drove through Everglades City on my way to Chokoloskee and spied the piles of debris sitting by the road, eyed blue tarps, and saw some closed businesses with obvious damage. These manmade hills were made of toilets, bedding, and a mish-mash of what were once personal effects and home fixtures damaged by the storm’s fury waiting to be hauled away, more than two months following the storm. It was a sad scene to absorb.

The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

What to eat for Lunch in Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a Saigon? Entering the world of Vietnamese food can be a daunting task for a beginner out there on their own. What is it? Where is it? Is it the best? These are the questions...

The Best Place for Shopping in Saigon

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Everyone likes to go on a shopping spree sometimes, and Saigon is definitely one of the best place for this. Through a quick Google search will help you find countless of high end shopping malls (Vincom A and B, and the most recent Takashimaya), we...

The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

  It’s not always easy to explore Saigon under this unbeatable heat, and sometimes a quick ice cream stop can be the best way to refresh yourself and have enough energy for your adventures here. Fortunately, with a summer all year round, Ho Chi Minh...

Responsible Travel in Australia – 6 Ethical Animal Activities

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

Are you looking for info about responsible travel in Australia? Here are 6 ethical animal encounters you can have during your time Down Under, allowing you to get close to native animals without harming them and supporting places that work hard to ensure their survival in the wild. The first time I visited Australia in […]

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Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We’re quite proud to say that we had our tours customers aged from 1 to 95 years old, and they all enjoyed it! Though parents are often quite scared to let their children on a motorbike in busy Saigon, we believe that is also a...

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