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Life and work in Thailand: Q&A

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

I receive many emails from you asking about life and work in Thailand. I am always happy to get messages from my readers and discuss different, travel – related things. However, some questions repeat themselves and that’s why I always refer you to my blog. I’ve decided that I would gather all questions and answers […]

Ladyboys: The third gender in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

What comes to your mind when you think of Thailand? I know what you will say. You will probably tell me about paradise beaches, palm trees, good food, temples, Buddha statues and scooters. Then, with a bit of irony and humour, you will mention go – go bars and ladyboys. You might even wink at […]

Vietnam Travel Guide: Danang City and Sightseeings Guide

by administrator @ Vietnam Impressive

Son Tra Peninsula China Beach (Non Nuoc) My Khe Beach Nam O Beach Xuan Thieu Beach Bac My An Beach Marble Mountains Cham Museum   > Son Tra Peninsula  Son Tra Peninsula is a low mountainous area fully covered by forest . It is one of the city’s  lung. Son Tra Peninsula and the Hai […]

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Ngorongoro: Tanzania’s Wildlife Menagerie

by Iga Motylska @ Travelstart Blog

The sunrise sets Makat Lake on fire. From the wooden deck of the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, which sits on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, the lake looks like a large bonfire…

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Frequently asked questions about Vietnam Visa for Australians

by Hanh Pham @ Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

Do Australian need visa to Vietnam? Is there Vietnam Embassy in Brisbane? Is VOA Vietnam legitimate? How & where to get Vietnam Visa for Australian? etc.

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Cheap Road Trip Across the USA: 47 Practical Tips

Cheap Road Trip Across the USA: 47 Practical Tips

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you're planning a road trip across the USA and are trying to stay on a budget, you have come to the right place! We have put together the best, most practical and most creative money-saving tips and hacks so you can road trip for cheap! Have the time of your life while still saving money on food, transportation and accommodation with our advice!

Back To Black With Conceptual Artist Phuc Van Dang

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Phuc Van Dang is an artist and storyteller who moved to Denmark when he was only nine. He now lives in a converted former prison that has become a cultural hub in the central Danish town of Horsens. Phuc works in a restricted palette of black and white in different mediums—ceramics, painting, and drawing—and with […]

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Friendly South-East Asian destinations for Indian

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Here are list of beautiful Southeast Asian places which having friendly visa policy for Indian citizens. Easy to read and prepare for your next trip!

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Thailand's Famous Lantern Festival: Loy Krathong & Yi Peng

Thailand's Famous Lantern Festival: Loy Krathong & Yi Peng

by Ben Zweber @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If releasing a sky lantern during Thailand's famous Yi Peng festival is on your travel bucket list, you will definitely want to check out this article that walks you through everything you need to know to enjoy Loy Krathong and Yi Peng in Chiang Mai. Plus, we're sharing which event you should avoid!

Quan UT UT 2

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Disadvantages of teaching English online

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Teaching English online has many advantages. You can live anywhere you want, travel and earn money at the same time. Thanks to it I’ve managed to live in Thailand, Vietnam and Poland and soon I’m going to be travelling again. So far I’ve only told you about the good side of online teaching, but what […]

Cost of living in Thailand: Can you afford it?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Thailand is not only popular because of its weather, food and smiling people, but also because of relatively low prices. You can live here comfortably on around $500 a month. It all depends on which part of the country you want to live in and what kind of lifestyle you prefer. Expats, who have been […]

Vietnam tourist visa for US citizens

by Hanh Pham @ Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

Vietnam tourist visa is the most popular type visa in Vietnam, and for all the United States citizens wanting to pay a trip to Vietnam, holding a Vietnam tourist visa is acquired. There are 5 types of tourist visa in Vietnam ranging from 1month single entry, 3 months single entry, 1 month multiple entry, 1 year multiple and 3 months multiple entry.

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Planning A Trip To Vietnam

by Cassandra Caballero Legge @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

The country of Vietnam curls around the countries of Laos and Cambodia like a long comma on the Indochinese Peninsula, snugged up on the east against the South China Sea, and bordered on the north by China. The two most famous cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, are located on opposite ends of the […]

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10 things to do before you travel internationally

by sarahkennerley@gmail.com @ Sarah Sees The World

Excluding the mandatory essentials of booking flights and accommodation and even if you’re only travelling overseas for a short period of time there are a number of easy to forget items it’s important to cross off before hopping on a plane. Prevent stress by ensuring you’ve considered these 10 things to do before you travel internationally. 1. Check your Passport It seems a no brainer, but the number of stories you hear of people turning up to fly with an expired passport makes this a mandatory item in this list. There needs to be enough space in your passport for new stamps, it can’t be damaged and should be valid for at least 6 months beyond your journey. Make sure you take copies of your passport and carry them with you, and make use of modern technology by either scanning or taking a photo of the relevant pages and store […]

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Mì Quảng Thu Bồn

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Copper Cow Coffee: Vietnamese Pour-Over Goes Global

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Like her Copper Cow Coffee, Debbie Wei Mullan is a mix of Asian and American. She was raised in San Francisco by her Chinese-Vietnamese mother and American father, and although they assimilated into American culture, growing up, her mom’s kitchen was filled with the pungent aromas and intense flavors of Vietnamese and Chinese home-cooking. That […]

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Discover: Bergen

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The Norwegian city of Bergen is famously rainy, but the locals say there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.

6 Adventurous things to do in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai, the second largest city in Northern Thailand, is truly rich in culture, nature and food. Attested by more than 300 Buddhist temples, numerous historical sites, 4 colourful festivals and uncountable markets, Chiang Mai cannot be missing on your Thailand itinerary. It’s also a playground for adventurers, thrill-seekers, and adrenaline junkies. Chiang Mai will […]

The book market near the Temple of Confucius in Shanghai

by Gianluca Falso @ Sapore di Cina

Xuegong Jie (学宫街) and Laodaoqian Jie (老道前街) are two small streets in the Huangpu District of Shanghai. The streets are packed, full of life. There are low houses, street food, and there’s no lack of bicycles and electric bikes that weave through passersby and merchants. But what makes it special is that the two roads […]

Visiting Saigon During TET – 2017

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

TET or Lunar New Year occurs at the end of January in 2017. The lead up to the Year of the Rooster will be very festive, but during the actual holiday period, the atmosphere around the country will change completely. The...

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All legitimate ways to get Vietnam Visa for Czech citizens

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

A Visa to Vietnam is required for citizens of Czech Republic. This post will introduce you concisely 3 ways to apply for Vietnam Visa for Czech citizens, including Vietnam Embassy Visa, Vietnam Visa On Arrival and Vietnamese E-visa.

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Quan Ut Ut - District 1

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How to Handle Being the New Kid at School

How to Handle Being the New Kid at School

by @ How to of the Day

Being the new kid at school can be a scary experience! It might seem like everybody else knows exactly how to act, but remember that you aren’t alone. Everybody is nervous their first day, but you can fit right in by making a great first impression, finding friends in your classes and activities, and learning about your new school.

Cost of Living in China

by Furio Fu @ Sapore di Cina

The first part of this article contains a general reflection on the cost of living in China. The second part contains a table with prices of the most common goods and services in the majority of Chinese cities. We’ve included transportation, utilities, sports and entertainment, bars and clubs, groceries and salary. Notice that this data […]

8 Places You Must See In Ho Chi Minh City Saigon

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

As the largest city in Vietnam and one of the most prosperous areas of the country, Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) is often known as the Paris of the Orient. With rich cultural influences from France and China, Ho Chi Minh City is the most multicultural city in Vietnam. Here you can […]

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How to find an apartment in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai is the most popular location for expats in the north of Thailand. It is full of hostels, hotels and apartment buildings, which are available to rent in different prices. A room in a condominium can cost only 4,000 Baht per month, plus bills. But how to find an apartment in Chiang Mai if […]

How to Kill Bahiagrass

How to Kill Bahiagrass

by @ How to of the Day

Bahiagrass, also called highway grass, is often used for turfgrass or forage and can easily infiltrate your lawn, garden, or landscape plot as an undesirable weed. Bahiagrass is easily identifiable by its characteristic Y-shaped seed-head, and is present only in warmer climates. Although it will take time and persistence to remove bahiagrass, you can get rid of this pesky plant with the help of herbicides and regular lawn and garden maintenance.

Do Indonesian passport holders need a visa to Vietnam? - Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

Do Indonesian passport holders need a visa to Vietnam? - Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide


Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

As a part of ASEAN, Indonesia citizens are exempt from Vietnam visa for 30 days. For stay of longer than 30 days, Indonesian nationals may have 2 options: Visit Vietnam embassy in Indonesia or apply for a Vietnam visa on arrival to Vietnam from Indonesia online. Indonesian citizens may apply for both tourist and business visa to Vietnam …

The Visa Conundrum in Vietnam, Visas in Vietnam

The Visa Conundrum in Vietnam, Visas in Vietnam


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Visa changes effect expat workers, tourists and travellers alike. Visas in Vietnam

Second wife and men’s dowry: Relationships in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Every time I research things related to Thai love, I get a little confused. As everything here, also relationships in Thailand are complicated and full of contradictions. Sometimes I think that even Thais can’t figure it out. On one hand the society is very conservative and talking about sex is wrong, on the other, there […]

War Remnants Museum

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Aerolíneas Argentinas AR 1413 Mendoza-MDZ to Buenos Aires-AEP

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

Aerolíneas Argentinas Flight # AR 1413 Mendoza-MDZ to Buenos Aires-AEP Dept 11:25 am Arrv 1:01 pm

Mendoza is quite a small, mostly domestic, airport. They have a few international flights, but mainly just to Santiago, Chile-SCL, just on the other side of the mountains. Our hotel advised us that arriving appx 1 hour before departure is more than enough time to check-in with bags when traveling to Buenos Aires.

BOOKING

We booked this segment as part of a larger Delta SkyMiles award ticket. Finding and adding Aerolíneas Argentinas award space to a Delta award reservation can be a bit tricky, so check out our guides here: Booking an Awesome Argentina Itinerary with Delta SkyMiles + Other SkyTeam Partners and All about our South American trip to Chile and Argentina: Santiago, Mendoza and Buenos Aires.

CHECK-IN

We arrived right at 10:25 am, one hour in advance, and made our way up to the Aerolíneas Argentinas check-in counter. There were only about 3 people in line with plenty of agents available to help. We handed over our passports and checked our 3 bags without any trouble.

BOARDING

There seem to be very few gates and waiting areas, so they had us wait until the small post-security gate was clear. Once we got on the other side of security, the waiting area was virtually empty:

Boarding, from what I could gather, started with rows 22-15 and then everyone else. This makes total sense: let those in the very back board first which, in theory, should speed up the boarding process.

SEAT

Our aircraft was a Boeing 737-700, in a 3 x 3 configuration with appx 22 rows of 6 across in economy + a 1st class cabin with 2 rows of 2 x 2:

We made it to our seats near the back of the plane:

The plane is noticeably older but still in fine shape with cloth seats. The pitch of the seats seemed quite small. It seemed like tighter legroom than most domestic Delta flights, probably more in line with AirAsia or Spirit Airlines.

The plane was only about 1/2 to 2/3 full with lots of empty seats. This might explain why they had already canceled a few of the flights before us in the morning: cancel one and just move those passengers to the later flight.

Seated by the window and ready to take off!

After a quick safety demonstration, we were airborne!

MEAL SERVICE

The drink and snack service was started promptly upon reaching cruising altitude so as to try and serve everyone on the relatively short flight.

While no choice was given, we were handed snack boxes with mini alfajores, cheese crackers, and another small pastry.

If nothing else, the boxes were cool and celebrated the history of flight and the airline

After a short flight, we began our descent into Buenos Aires.

Touchdown at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, Buenos Aires!

After deplaning, we rushed off to baggage claim and then into the city to start our few days in Buenos Aires!

 

Discovering Sapa: A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Vietnam’s Northern Hill Station

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice patties, rolling hills, Vietnam’s highest mountain, and hidden trails in overgrown valleys. While the idea of coming here for a trek far off from the noise and pollution of the big cities inspires wanderlust, organizing it all can be a bit daunting, especially for […]

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The Craziest Landing Video I’ve Ever Seen

The Craziest Landing Video I’ve Ever Seen

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Over the years I've posted lots of crazy airplane landing videos, though this has to be the craziest one yet. For the past couple of days Storm Friederike has been passing through Europe with some very high winds, and it caused chaos for many forms of transportation.

I was flying last night from Zurich to Geneva, and while that wasn't the direct path of the storm, it was the bumpiest flight I've had in years. So I can only imagine how bad this was for those directly impacted by the storm.

Dusseldorf Airport seems to have its fair share of crazy landings, and I've seen dozens of landing videos from there over the years. From A380s to small props, no planes are immune from Dusseldorf's winds. For example, in the past I've shared this video of an Emirates A380 landing at Dusseldorf Airport:

Speed POS: Diagnostic Data For Reactive Restaurateurs

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

In 1883, Dayton, Ohio restaurateur James Ritty was growing frustrated at his staff. Cash kept going missing and customers thought he was overcharging them. In response, he invented the first ever “incorruptible cashier” or mechanical cash register. It could calculate the total price of each bill, keep a log of each day’s total sales, and […]

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Vietnam Tourist Visa Requirements

Vietnam Tourist Visa Requirements


Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Many countries still require a Vietnam tourist visa to enter the country. Luckily with the Visa on Arrival process it's easier than ever to get.

How to Prepare for a Trip to Vietnam

How to Prepare for a Trip to Vietnam


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Vietnam has only been a unified, independent nation since 1975, but it possesses a culture that goes back thousands of years and attracts many tourists annually. Preparing for a trip to Vietnam is key to making your visit to this...

3 options with Vietnam visa for South Africans to stay in Vietnam for just over 1 month

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

At the moment, all South Africans to Vietnam need to obtain a valid Vietnam visa. Vietnam visa for South Africans are now available in the following types, in terms of its length: 1 month visa; 3 months visa; 6 months visa; and 1 year visa. So, what if you just wish to stay in the […]

Stories from my Sustainable Trip with the UNWTO

Stories from my Sustainable Trip with the UNWTO

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

I feel so incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to travel around the world with the United Nations World Tourism Organization to raise awareness about sustainable travel. This adventure brought me paragliding in Colombia, snorkeling in Mexico and through some of Germany's most magical Christmas markets. Come along on my journey and read my deep thoughts, funny wonderings and most memorable stories and pictures!

Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back)

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The phrase “socially responsible travel” is a new trend followed by travelers all over the world, in the context that traveling and experiencing new cultures is popular nowadays. Hanoi, renown for the chaotic Old Quarter, many little temples, Dong Xuan Market that sells household goods and street food, already has so much to offer. However, […]

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Lufthansa A350 Business Class – Munich-MUC to Delhi-DEL LH 762

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

After touching down a bit late from our inbound flight from Charlotte, we scurried from Terminal H to L by taking a short train. We were assigned gate L13 and, fortunately, the Lufthansa Lounge was directly across the hall. This allowed us about 45 mins to get showers and freshen up for the next 7-8 hour flight.

BOOKING

We booked this flight using United MileagePlus Miles. We spent a total of 90,000 miles each for the Business Class award, including:

Lufthansa Business Class Charlotte-CLT to Munich-MUC Lufthansa Business Class Munich-MUC to Delhi-DEL Air India Business Class Delhi-DEL to Colombo-CMB United Economy Class Charleston-CHS to Newark-EWR

We purposely switched our flights around to have the opportunity to fly Lufthansa’s first A350 since it was a bit of a novelty and was still basically brand new.

CHECK-IN

Although most of the check-in was performed in Charlotte-CLT the day before, the gate agent was checking visas before boarding and marking boarding passes to help speed up the process later.

Boarding and visa check prior to boarding

LH D-AIXA waiting at the gate

BOARDING

Boarding was, as I’m sure we’ll be used to soon once in India, disorganized and very pushy. Quite crazy that people are in such a hurry to get on a plane that isn’t going to leave anyone behind.

Instead of breaking the boarding up by class or zone, they had priority boarding of wheelchairs and babies. But, that’s all the announcements they seemed to make as business class travelers just sort of started going through. Then, people were jumping lines; it was confusing and we didn’t know what to do next. Plus, while the priority boarders were still waiting on the elevator to take them downstairs, the business class travelers were streaming past them to get to the stairs….beating the priority boarders onto the plane. A bit odd…especially since this was Lufthansa.

Business Class boarding area, the calm before the storm of pushy people

Once past the gates, the jet bridge had 2 boarding doors, one for Economy and another for just Business Class (well also for First but the A350 is 3 cabin, not 4).

Rounding the corner, we found the bright, new and clean cabin:

Right after boarding we were offered a welcome drink:

SEAT

We quickly got situated into seats 5A and 5C.

The seats on this A350 are nothing new; it’s the same exact Business Class seat you’ll find on their A330s, A340s, A380s, 747-8s, etc.

It is, by all means, a great product, but it is quickly getting outdated as many other airlines have already switched to an all-aisle access Business Class cabin– that is to say: 1 x 2 x 1 as a seating configuration. Lufthansa, by contrast, has installed their standard (and relatively new) 2 x 2 x 2 seating configuration on this brand new plane.

Here’s the seating chart from Lufthansa’s A350s:

The Business class section (split up by a galley and lavatories) has 8 rows x 6 seats for a total of 48 seats.

And, here’s the seating chart for a bunch of other airlines that have received the A350; all of their cabins feature the 1-2-1 [...]

How to Grow Oats

How to Grow Oats

by @ How to of the Day

Oats can serve many different purposes, whether you eat them, feed them to your farm animals, or use them to benefit your farmland. While oat seeds need a certain soil condition and proper care in order to thrive, growing oats is a relatively simple and straightforward process.

Make the most of the South African public holidays in 2018

by Nadia Marth @ Travelstart Blog

As you polish off the last of the Christmas pudding and head back to work feeling refreshed and ready to tackle 2018, the last thing you’re thinking about is your next holiday,…

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Insider’s View. Episode 7 – Jean Ngo (The Expat Shop)

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Editor’s Note: Episode 7 of Insider’s view comes from Jean Ngo, owner of “The Expat Shop.” Jean is yet another visitor who fell in love with this crazy city while on holidays and returned to make Saigon her home. As...

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Must-known information about Vietnam Visa for Spanish passport holders

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

When will Spanish be exempted from Vietnam Visa? How to get Vietnam Visa for Spanish passport holders? How many types of Vietnam Visa? Click here.

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Mariamman Hindu Temple

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On the road with Wild Kiwi Tours

by sarahkennerley@gmail.com @ Sarah Sees The World

Recently I got to explore the highlights of the bottom of New Zealand’s South Island with Wild Kiwi who offer a number of different small group tours around New Zealand for 18 to 35 year olds. The entire Southern Voyager tour is spent ducking in and out of National Parks (five in total) and visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We spent two nights in Franz Josef, three nights in Queenstown and our final night in Mount Cook National Park where we stayed in clean, tidy and warm hostels with a maximum of four people to a room. Our transport for the week was a pimped out Mercedes tour bus which towed a trailer behind it carrying our luggage. It was comfortable, had both air-conditioning and a heater, WiFi (when the local population was greater than about 15 people) and USB charging ports. The tour gives you a heap of activity choices […]

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Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

Among the objects on display at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas, memorializing the city's favorite son, is a giant-size replica of the rocker's trademark glasses.

A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Come to Hue and Eat like a Local Hue City is the old capital of Vietnam. Despite its location – next to Da Nang – the new economic center, Hue is calm and peaceful in a unique way. If you want to have a truly relaxing travel experience, Hue is definitely the city you must […]

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Discover Utsjoki, the Nothernmost Destination in Finland

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Finland is a land known for its icy beauty and frozen charm, and Utsjoki is as wild and mystical it is possible to get in beautiful Finland. Situated at the very northernmost corner of Finnish Lapland, Utsjoki is a place with a rich ancestral heritage for the Sami people. Stunning....

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Ladies Who Rock: Katie Jones, Copywriter and Digital Nomad

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Katie is another strong, independent woman, who decided to pursue her career as a digital nomad. She lives in exotic places, such as Bali and Chiang Mai, and works remotely. She also helps Flylancer – a company that dedicates its work to building a strong community of digital nomads around the world – to develop […]

Travel to Sapa – Homestays and More

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

H’mong, Dao, and Giay people speaking English more fluently than Vietnamese, tremendous natural vistas right outside your balcony, an early morning chill with clouds hovering over the mountains, this and more is what you should expect from Sapa! Located on the northern border of Vietnam, Sapa is the only region of the country that has […]

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Discover: Kratie

by @ Wikitravel

The interior of the Phnom Sombok temple in Kratie, Cambodia is decorated with torture scenes for the edification of the non-virtuous visitor.

Ho Chi Minh Museum

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TV Crew Arrested For Taking Fake Explosives Through TSA Checkpoint

TV Crew Arrested For Taking Fake Explosives Through TSA Checkpoint

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Yesterday was quite an eventful day at Newark Airport. First ex-governor Chris Christie made the news for being denied access to the VIP entrance at Newark Airport, though that isn't the only eventful thing that allegedly happened at the airport yesterday.

Every so often we see reports on just how bad of a job the TSA is doing. Historically they miss about 95% of weapons and explosives, though the latest report suggested that they may be improving, and are now only failing tests 80% of the time.

Some people apparently didn't get the memo that there's a difference between the government performing these tests on official business, and a TV news crew performing a test for unknown reasons.

Municipal Theatre

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Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

As of today, Las Vegas' Monte Carlo Casino Hotel remains closed pending the investigation of last week's fire and the impending repair work. At this time, reservations at the Monte Carlo are being moved to other MGM Mirage hotels. In addition, the Lance Burton show will be suspended for the time being and all tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded.

10 Things To Do In Hanoi Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

Known as the Paris of Asia, Hanoi beckons to millions of tourists each year to Vietnam thanks to its thriving arts scene, colonial architecture, museums, shopping districts, and the scenic natural beauty of over 20 lakes, pagodas, and over 50 Buddhist temples. Hanoi, the capitol of Vietnam, was ranked in the 2015 Traveler’s Choice Awards™ […]

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How to Install a French Drain

by @ How to of the Day

A French drain, also called a curtain drain, is made by placing a perforated pipe in a trench that has been filled with gravel. It is a great option if you want to direct surface water away from your home’s foundation to remove surface water or to prevent flooding. Installing a French drain is a simple job that requires a bit of planning and the right materials. Start by picking a location for the drain that is sloped and the right type of pipe. Then, dig the trench for the drain and put the drain in properly so it can direct water away from your home.

Specialty Delivery Services: Digitally-Driven And To Your Door

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

In Vietnam, the average living area of a family of three is around 50 square meters. That means a centrally positioned sofa would be 25 meters from the front door, which is an easily reachable distance to pick something up. With that short distance in mind and considering the global rise in food deliveries that led us to […]

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Vietnam Cookery Centre

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The Long@Times Square

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The Lion, Brewery and Restaurant

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Traveling to Vietnam and Need a Tourist Visa? Read This First

Traveling to Vietnam and Need a Tourist Visa? Read This First


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*UPDATE 2/16/17* Vietnam recently introduced an e-Visa system for U.S. citizens. The process for obtaining a 30 day, single-entry visa is much easier and cheaper now. Click here for more information on how to obtain

Vietnam Travel Guide: Hue City and Sightseeing Guides

by administrator @ Vietnam Impressive

Bao Quoc Temple Camp Fuller and the Rock Pile Doc Mieu Hai Van Pass Hamburger Hill Ho Chi Minh Museum Ho Chi Minh’s Home in Hue Hue Monuments Conservation Center Khai Dinh’s Tomb Khe Sanh Thai Hoa Palace The Citadel and Imperial City The Dakrong Bridge and the Ho Chi Minh Trail The Flag Tower […]

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Alaska Airlines Reveals New Employee Uniforms

Alaska Airlines Reveals New Employee Uniforms

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Alaska and Virgin America have been making good progress when it comes to their integration. If history is any indicator (in terms of the other mergers we've seen), one of the big challenges they'll face over the coming years is integrating their employee work groups, which is never an easy task. Alaska and Virgin America employees have different contracts, so creating a joint contract that works for everyone without being prohibitively expensive will be difficult.

As their latest step in the integration, Alaska Airlines has just unveiled their new employee uniforms, which will be worn by all 19,000 employees by late 2019. The new uniforms are designed by Luly Yang, and they describe the uniforms as being "modern and West Coast-inspired." Alaska views these uniforms as creating a stylish yet approachable look," thanks to "the bright pops of color, clean lines, and stunning finishes." The new uniforms have been over two years in the making.

A Guide to the Vietnam Visa Requirements in South Africa

A Guide to the Vietnam Visa Requirements in South Africa


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  Vietnam is one of the largely undiscovered jewels of South East Asia. The country is home to breath-taking landscapes, such as the Mekong Delta. There are incredible historic sites, including the Imperial City in Huế. Then,

Discover: Fukuoka

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A bullet train ride on the Hakata-Minami Line in Fukuoka, Japan costs just ¥290 (under US$3). Alas, the end-to-end trip lasts just ten minutes.

Discover: Saudi Arabia

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In Saudi Arabia, you can try authentic apple-flavored Budweiser. (Non-alcoholic, of course.)

Stand Up Paddle Boarding The Islands Of Phu Quoc

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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  From South Korea To Phu Quoc For SUP: Stand up paddle boarding Flat seas, crystal clear water, light winds, 28 islands, 3 main rivers, 1 large lake and more importantly… no sharks! Phu Quoc is a dream destination for those who love action water sports and the island is slowly becoming the action water sports capital of Vietnam. WHAT'S ... Read More

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Campervan Essentials: The Ultimate Packing List

Campervan Essentials: The Ultimate Packing List

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

What exactly is inside our campervan? We'll show you all the campervan gear we had in our tiny home that made our lives easier and more comfortable. If you're heading out on a road trip, you'll want to check out this packing list. 

Review: Emirates First Class 777 Colombo To Dubai

Review: Emirates First Class 777 Colombo To Dubai

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

It has been a while since I've flown Emirates first class, though the second I boarded I had the biggest smile on my face. At the forward door I was welcomed by Draginja, the Serbian flight attendant who would be taking care of me.

Unlike the A380, Emirates' 777s don't have onboard showers or a bar, but they do have a more intimate and spacious first class cabin. First class consists of a total of eight seats, spread across two rows in a 1-2-1 configuration.

As a point of comparison, the A380 has 14 first class seats. The reason the cabin feels more spacious is because the 777 has a wider cabin than the upper deck of the A380, so not only is the cabin a bit wider, but the ceiling is also higher.

Vietnam Visa Online - Vietnam Visa On Arrival Services With 24/7 Support

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EL AL’s New Safety Video, Featuring A Mentalist

EL AL’s New Safety Video, Featuring A Mentalist

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

I recently flew EL AL for the first time, and thought they had a really cute safety video, with over-the-top animations of the crew. What I hadn't realized is that EL AL just introduced a new safety video a few weeks ago, and it's pretty awesome.

The video features mentalist Lior Suchard, who does some cool stuff that kept me interested throughout the video (and yes, he guessed "my" card right). What's especially interesting is that no special effects or edits were used in the video, which is to say that everything happened exactly as you see it. To me that makes it even more impressive.

Here's the new safety video:

A Guide to a South African Passport Renewal

by Mandy Alexander @ Travelstart Blog

You’ve made the bold move of turning your travel dreams into reality, amazing! You could be planning to jet off to Thailand with friends, a romantic getaway to Mauritius,…

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The topic-comment structure and the direct and indirect objects in Chinese

by Armando Turturici @ Sapore di Cina

The topic-comment structure The topic-comment structure is perhaps one of the most difficult peculiarities of the Chinese language to master for those who aren’t Chinese. In short, the Chinese phrase can also be structured according to a sequence that is conventionally called “topic-comment”. The topic, located at the initial position of the phrase, is a […]

How to get a Vietnam Visa On Arrival

How to get a Vietnam Visa On Arrival


Two Wandering Soles

Need a tourist visa for Vietnam? We'll show you the options and which one is the cheapest and fastest way to get a Vietnam visa. 

Sony Xperia XZ1 camera features for travellers and photographers

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Join me as I test out the camera features of the Sony Xperia XZ1 in the old city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. I’m always on the lookout for the latest technology trends and the next best smartphone camera for travellers and photographers. Being a smartphone photographer myself, it’s important to....

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My favourite places of 2017 (and a wishlist for 2018)

by sarahkennerley@gmail.com @ Sarah Sees The World

Out of everywhere I went last year there are some clear winners in my mind as to my favourite places of 2017. 2017 was an epic year of travel for me. I achieved all the plans and dreams I had this time last year, visiting five countries for the first time and quite a number of new cities. Madrid, Spain I’d been to Barcelona before and was surprised when it didn’t blow me away as I’d expected it to. This meant I hit Madrid in July without high expectations and found it to be one of my favourite places. Madrid was sweltering but the rooftop pool at Dear Hotel Madrid was beautifully cool as well as being located in the vicinity of views and cocktails. The breakfast offering was also outstanding and our room probably the biggest Renee and I had while travelling through Europe. The shops were open late, […]

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12 Years Of Travel: View From Cortona, Italy

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Famous as the backdrop for the 2003 movie Under The Tuscan Sun, Cortona is a stunning medieval town perched above the surrounding countryside View from Cortona, Italy 11 June 2013, 2 Years Ago This Week: Despite the vast amount of information about every conceivable travel destination available, I still find myself occasionally stumbling upon places […]

Learning About New Orleans

by Kerry Dexter @ WanderTours

On the New Orleans Culinary Tour from Wandertours you will experience this Louisiana city through its varied food cultures. To whet your appetite for travel to the Crescent City, here are other facts about New Orleans. It is called the Crescent City because it sits in a bend of the Mississippi River, a bend which […]

Jaima Al Muslimin Mosque

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What Vaccines Should a Child Have for Summer Camp?

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

The weather might be freezing and summer only seems like a dream, but it’s not too early to plan for the warmer season. Case in point: summer camp. Heading to summer camp after school lets out is a time-honored tradition for plenty of kids and teenagers from all over the world. The right camp can […]

Discover: Takaoka

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On your way from Takaoka to the Vladivostok ferry? Take a look out the window: the name of the Himi train line means Ice-Watching.

Meet Phil, the man behind Thailand’s #1 TEFL website

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Before I moved to Thailand I had done a lot of research about the country and teaching opportunities. I was a complete newbie. All I knew was that I really wanted to live in the Land of Smiles. I had no idea how much a teacher could earn, how to find a job and what […]

Ladies Who Rock: Sanne Leenman, Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

When you are a digital nomad, or travel extensively, nutrition and fitness are really important to feel well and energised. I have been struggling with keeping a healthy diet recently as moving from place to place and working long hours have reduced the level of activities I used to do. That’s how I found Sanne […]

Discover: Vicksburg

by @ Wikitravel

When you visit Vicksburg (Mississippi) National Military Park, you can see one of the first ironclad gunboats, dating back to US Civil War times.

Papua New Guinea Celebrates at The Goroka Show

by Kerry Dexter @ WanderTours

Papua New Guinea is a country where people often live separated by geography and history, focused on their own nearby community and tribe. Singsings, though, are gatherings where tribes share their traditional dress, music, and dance. The largest of these, named for the town in which it is held, is the Goroka Show. In 2018 […]

Bonsai Saigon River Cruise – Resurrection!

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Bonsai is Back!!! It’s my great pleasure to announce that as of April 2017, Bonsai Dinner Cruises has a brand new boat, “The Bonsai Legacy,” and is re-open for business. I often get queries from my readers about which night...

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How to Get Quails to Lay Eggs

How to Get Quails to Lay Eggs

by @ How to of the Day

Quails sometimes stop laying eggs due to stress, lack of calcium or minimum sunlight. However, there is no need to worry as this problem can easily be taken care of if you give your quails the proper care they need.

All you need to know about Thai spirit houses

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Thailand is a country, where Buddhist philosophy blends with mysticism and superstitions. Faithful gather in golden temples to pray to Buddha statutes and offer money and food to different gods to get rid of misfortunes and attract good luck. Thais are very superstitious and they strongly believe in ghosts and mystic energy, which is everywhere and […]

Get Out Of Town With The Hound

by Michele Fry @ Travelstart Blog

The sun is out, and the wind is starting to calm down but the beaches are still full and you’re a bit over walks on the prom. And… your best-friend is begging to go out, to…

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Don’t cancel your trip to Thailand yet! Read this first!

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

On the 13th of October at 15:52 local time King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the king of Thailand, passed away. The whole country has been mourning him since then. The famous Thai smile is a little less common nowadays, videos of crying crowds and pictures of people holding portraits of the King flood the internet. Tourists, who […]

24 hours in Stockholm, Sweden

by sarahkennerley@gmail.com @ Sarah Sees The World

One of the great things about travelling in Europe is the cheap flights available between the cities there. Renee and I bought some ridiculously cheap flights to spend a weekend in Stockholm in August. We arrived late on a Friday night from Bergen and flew back to London on the Sunday afternoon which basically left us with just 24 hours in Stockholm to explore, but which proved enough time with a planned route and some prioritising. The World Triathlon Championships were taking place in Stockholm the same weekend and with the costs of accommodation high we stayed in a Airbnb in Södermalm. Our 24 hours in Stockholm At 10am on Saturday we loaded up on Bagels and coffee for breakfast at The Bagel in the middle of Södermalm. I went with the ‘New York’ which was the classic Salmon, Cream Cheese and Capers. At 10:40am we set off on foot towards downtown Stockholm […]

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Vietnam Travel Guide: Ninh Binh Guide

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Etihad A380 First Apartment – Flight EY 460 Abu Dhabi-AUH to Melbourne-MEL – Part 1

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

After spending a very enjoyable and luxurious 3+ hours in the Etihad Airways Flagship First Class Lounge – Abu Dhabi-AUH, it was time for the main event: The Etihad First Apartment!

BOOKING

We booked this bucket list flight using American Airlines AAdvantage miles for a total of 60,000 miles; this was before a major AAdvantage devaluation and now the flight would cost you 100,000 miles for the one-way route from the “Middle East” region to the “South Pacific” region. Furthermore, since we both have the Barclay AA credit card, we got a 10% rebate, driving the total price down to 54,000 miles + ~$79 in taxes each for the ~$6,300+ flight. We got even more value than that though since we arranged a 23 hours stopover in Melbourne-MEL before continuing on to Townsville, Australia-TSV in Qantas Business Class.

CHECK-IN

We were able to take advantage of the free Etihad Chauffeur Service from the Park Hyatt Dubai to Abu Dhabi International Airport for our Etihad flight.

Our (free!) chauffeur service

The trip took about 1.5 hours total.

The airport has a dedicated First & Business class check-in area.

And so the experience begins!

First Class check-in desks

We left the lounge and made the (extremely) long trek to Gate 61 in Terminal 3, literally the furthest away from the Lounge.

As we approached the gate area, they were doing a secondary document check:

BOARDING

Knowing it would be dark at the time of boarding, we snuck a few pictures before hopping in the lounge:

Etihad A6-APG sitting at the gate

We made our way down (ok, more so really up since we were on top deck) of the long jet bridge to board the flight.

We took a left after boarding to find the First Class cabin:

While I didn’t necessarily need to be shown to my seat since I’d studied it online numerous times and been counting down the days to this moment, a flight attendant escorted us anyway. She showed us to our seats, 3K and 4K:

Of the 9 First Class seats (well, 10 if you include The Residence), there were just 2 other passengers aboard, so 4 of us total.



SEAT

The seat was, well, let me just type a direct quote from McCown as we got settled it: “OMG. There was what I expected and anticipated from reading many, many reviews and then there’s the real thing. And let me just say, OMG.”

The sheer size and space and privacy are unprecedented and staggering.

The big, leather seat is luxurious and makes you feel like you’re visiting your grandfather instead of couped up on a plane.

The couch is perfect for having company over in your apartment. And then switched into a bed when you’re ready to sleep.

I mean, it’s realistically closer to a throne than a seat:

The empty neighboring suite

View from seat 4K

View of IFE and sofa (that converts to a bed)

The actual seat featured a few tactile buttons as well as a touchscreen for a variety of controls.

It was all really a sensory overload. The tiny compartments, sliding doors and gadgets and gizmos [...]

Suoi Tien Amusement Park

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Everything you ever needed to know about Vietnam visas | InsideVietnam Blog

Everything you ever needed to know about Vietnam visas | InsideVietnam Blog


InsideVietnam Blog

If visas are giving you a headache, you have come to the right place. Here, we look at common questions about Vietnam visas and how to get one.

Discover: Santa Fe

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In the celebrated art colony of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can of course get paintings of the scenery of the southwestern United States, but did you know you can also get original paintings of Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote?

How to Get a Visa for Vietnam: The Complete Guide

How to Get a Visa for Vietnam: The Complete Guide


Sapore di Cina

Complete guide on Vietnam visa application: Types of Visas, Visa online, Visa on arrival, visa requirements, visa fees and much more

Types of Vietnam Visa for Netherlands & tips on Vietnam visa on arrival for Netherlands

by Hanh Pham @ Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

A Vietnam visa is required for all Netherlands passport holders visiting Vietnam, applicable for all kind of purposes including tourist, business and so on.

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Top 16 Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur

Top 16 Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Kuala Lumpur is a popular Southeast Asian hub known for its food and diversity. Whether you're on a visa run, exploring during a layover, or are making a stop on your Southeast Asia itinerary, we've got some unique ideas of things to do in Malaysia's capital city. From the popular sights to well off the beaten path, we'll walk you through the top things to do in Kuala Lumpur.

Qantas’ New San Francisco To Melbourne Flight Is Bookable (And Has Award Space!)

Qantas’ New San Francisco To Melbourne Flight Is Bookable (And Has Award Space!)

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

In mid-December we learned that Qantas would be adding flights between San Francisco and Melbourne as of late 2018. This flight complements their existing service between Sydney and San Francisco, though when we first learned about the route they didn't reveal many details in terms of how many frequencies to expect, and when exactly the route would launch. Well, this flight is now on sale, and business class award availability is wide open, which is incredibly rare on Qantas.

Qantas' new flight between Melbourne and San Francisco will be operated 4x weekly as of September 1, 2018, with the following schedule:

QF49 Melbourne to San Francisco departing 9:40PM arriving 7:00PM
QF50 San Francisco to Melbourne departing 10:00PM arriving 6:30AM (+2 days)

Pasteur Street Brewing Company

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Pasteur Street Brewing Company

Don't Turn Up in Vietnam Without Following These Visa Procedures

Don't Turn Up in Vietnam Without Following These Visa Procedures


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See how to get your visa for Vietnam -- the exact process explained step by step. Apply online then get a visa on arrival in one of the airports.

All you need to know about Vietnam visa for UK citizens

by Hanh Pham @ Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

This post briefly presents 3 legitimate way to get a Vietnam visa for United Kingdom passport holders, including: Vietnam Embassy Visa, Vietnam Visa On Arrival & Vietnamese E-visa. Click for full details!

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North India Women-only Cultural Tour

by admin @ WanderTours

This 14-day women-only tour includes many of North India's highlights as well as experiences specially chosen for the woman interested in an unparalleled India experience. You'll visit the Taj Mahal, enjoy a spectacular evening of Diwali festivities and a take trip to the ancient temple complex at Bateshwar. You'll also be actively involved in the local culture as you have lunch at the home of a Jodhpur family, watch a live Bollywood performance that will be a feast for the senses and visit handicraft workshops benefiting a village's poor children.

Life Of A Scuba Dive Instructor on Phu Quoc Island

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The Life Of A Scuba Dive Instructor on Phu Quoc Island Meet Edgar, a Scuba Dive Instructor and underwater photographer living and enjoying life on Phu Quoc Island.   The following is his expat story. Interview with a phu quoc island scuba dive instructor About you What is your name and where are you from? My name is Edgars Balodis, and ... Read More

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hem 178, hai ba trung

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How to help responsibly when you’re living in Thailand?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Thailand attracts hundreds of expats every year. Many settle here to pursue an entrepreneurial career, or become a teacher. Life in Thailand is simple and pleasant, something that you rarely get in the western countries. Quite often expats in Thailand want to show their appreciation and give something back to the community and wonder how […]

How to travel from South Africa to Vietnam?

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

Travelling from South Africa to Vietnam, you will need to take notice of Vietnam visa, the flight and some recommendations for Vietnamese sightseeings.

Vietnam Visa Information

Vietnam Visa Information


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Vietnam visa requirements for business and tourist visas. Vietnam visa application form. Find out how, when and where to apply for your Vietnam visa.

The Lion Restaurant and Brewery

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How to Organize a Small Bathroom

How to Organize a Small Bathroom

by @ How to of the Day

With a bit of careful organizing, you can make a small bathroom feel spacious and tidy. Divide your cabinet space with storage containers and baskets. Make use of every inch of wall space by hanging floating shelves up to the ceiling and over the toilet. You can even add racks, rods, or more storage on the back of the door. Embrace creative storage options, like glass jars, for odds and ends.

How to Choose a Yoga Class

How to Choose a Yoga Class

by @ How to of the Day

Yoga is an exciting, challenging, and beautiful form of exercise and meditation. Whether you are new or experienced, when looking for a new studio and class, it is important to find one that both fits your experience level and helps you achieve your physical or spiritual goals. Read on for some tips on finding a yoga class that will fit best with your skill level, personality, and fitness goals.

Au Parc

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All you need to know about Vietnam Business Visa

by Hanh Pham @ Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

There are currently 2 ways of applying for a Vietnam visa: Vietnam Embassy Visa & Vietnam Visa On Arrival. Vietnam Business Visa is categorized as "DN".

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Le Duan Street

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3 Online Steps to get Vietnam Visa Approval Letter for South Africans

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

How to obtain a Vietnam visa approval letter for South Africans? These are 3 simple steps for you without submission of any document.

Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

Want to visit the Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern Capitals? Book flights to Beijing, Xian, Tokyo and Nanjing.

Irish Whiskeys to Try When You’re in Ireland

by Pat Awmack @ WanderTours

Irish whiskey is currently in an upswing in quality and sales are booming. This means that more and more distilleries are opening their doors.

Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

When eating at Houston's restaurant in Kanab, Utah, tip the servers well; they pack pistols, although it's just for show -- allegedly.

UAE visa information | Visa & passport information | Before you fly | Emirates Malta

UAE visa information | Visa & passport information | Before you fly | Emirates Malta


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Visa, passport and immigration information for entering the UAE. - Emirates Malta

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

Don't look for nightlife in Saudi Arabia: alcohol, dancing, movies and mingling with the opposite sex are all prohibited.

Phu Quoc Visa | Exemptions| Requirments | Vietnam

Phu Quoc Visa | Exemptions| Requirments | Vietnam


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Learn about the all new visa exemptions at Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam and visit this tropical paradise today. Get a free 30 day visa on arrival.

Traveling to Wutaishan (or Mount Wutai)

by Giorgia Borza @ Sapore di Cina

If you find yourself in Shanxi province, you can’t miss visiting Mount Wutai, located near the city of Xinzhou. Xinzhou (忻州, Xīnzhōu) is a medium-sized city located to the north of Shanxi Province, about 90 km from Taiyuan. Mount Wutai (literally “five plains” where 五 means “five” and 台 “flat”) is located to the east […]

KGO (Tango Juice)

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How to Prevent Nausea

How to Prevent Nausea

by @ How to of the Day

Nausea is uncomfortable and can interfere with your daily life, but it’s often possible to prevent it with some careful planning. Change your diet, so that you are eating small meals throughout the day. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of clear liquids. If you feel a wave of nausea coming on, wipe down your face with a cool cloth or lie down. If your nausea is severe, reaching out to your doctor for advice can also be helpful.

Reunification Train Hanoi-Saigon Vietnam Information and Service

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Traveling to Dali: The complete guide

by Rita Andreetti @ Sapore di Cina

One of the entrance gates of the Dali city wall – Photo by Matteo Bosi Located in the heart of Yunnan, Dali (大理) is a picturesque town mainly inhabited by the ethnic Bai, who settled here millenniums ago. Or better, this is the Dali Old Town, the original heart, surrounded by a city wall and […]

Interview with teachers in Thailand: Bob and Corona from the States

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

It’s been almost 5 years since I did my TEFL course with SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Wow! I can’t really believe it. Time goes fast. I still think that the month I spent training to become a teacher was one of the best times in my life. I really got to learn a […]

DIY Campervan Kitchen for less than $50

DIY Campervan Kitchen for less than $50

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

A DIY campervan conversion just isn’t complete without a working kitchen. Check out our step-by-step tutorial that walks you through everything you need to make your own DIY kitchen for your campervan or RV, complete with a working sink, stove, storage and counter space for chopping all those fresh veggies!

I Broke My Cardinal Call Center Rule, And Accomplished Exactly Nothing

I Broke My Cardinal Call Center Rule, And Accomplished Exactly Nothing

by Tiffany @ One Mile at a Time

 In many cases, the difference between being able to book an airline award ticket, or feeling like your miles are worthless comes down to call center agents.

While some programs have great websites, others leave you at the mercy of a front-line representative who often isn't well trained, and almost certainly isn't motivated to help. That's why we always advocate being polite and friendly, no matter how frustrating it gets, and to not expect agents to know the rules of the program. Or geography.

Truly, the biggest secret to award booking (and my number one rule) is to be super nice to call center agents, and know when to take a break.

I just broke both those rules, with the expected result, so figured I'd recap the situation as an example of why we say these things. ;)

A client needed a relatively simple change to a Singapore Airlines award booked through KrisFlyer. The return date was changing, and they wouldn't be returning to the city of origin, so we couldn't do the change online even though space was available. Singapore doesn't have my favorite call center, but a change like this (one passenger, native program, multiple award seats available) should be very easy.

Narrator: It wasn't.

Vietnam Travel Guide: Hoian and My Son Sightseeing Guides

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Cantonese Assembly Hall Central Market Chinese Assembly Hall Fukian Assembly Hall Hai Scout Cafe Hainan Assembly Hall Hoian Cathedral Tradditional Handicraft Japanese Covered Bridge Miss Vy’s School of Cooking Museum of History and Culture Museum of Trade Ceramics Old House of Tan Ky Quan Cong Temple Red Bridge Cooking School The Old House of Phung […]

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Back To Black With Phuc Van Dang

by Vietcetera @ Vietcetera

[Article] Read the full story of Phuc Van Dang here

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Seven Natural Beauty Brands From Vietnam

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

Vietnam’s cosmetic retail market rakes in US $1.78 billion per year and is expected to hit US $2.35 billion by the end of 2018. That’s one of the fastest compound annual growth rates on the planet. Currently, 90% of Vietnam’s cosmetic market share is dominated by multinationals including companies from South Korea, Europe, Japan, Thailand, […]

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How to Obtain a RN License

How to Obtain a RN License

by @ How to of the Day

Becoming an RN, or registered nurse, is a rewarding job that will allow you to help many people. The first thing you’ll need to do is graduate from a nursing program through an accredited school. Then, you must apply for a license with your state board of nursing and pass the NCLEX-RN exam. With dedication and effort, you can obtain an RN license in 2-3 years.

Leavenworth, WA: Magical Bavarian Village in the Cascades

Leavenworth, WA: Magical Bavarian Village in the Cascades

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Nestled in a beautiful valley of the PNW's Cascade Mountain range is the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth, Washington. This local's guide to Leavenworth will help you see this town like a local (we lived there for 6 months after all!). We've got ideas of things to do, restaurants to try and Leavenworth hotels for all budgets. There is so much more than the German-themed exterior. 

Two Days in Hanoi – How to Make the Most of It

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Small alleys crammed with food stalls, delicious smells filling the air of the quaint Old Town streets and imposing monuments honoring Vietnam’s rich and turbulent history— all that and more is Hanoi. If you are planning a short trip here and want to see all the main attractions, this two-day itinerary of the capital is […]

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Top 101 Unique Gift Ideas For Travelers

Top 101 Unique Gift Ideas For Travelers

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you’re looking for a gift for someone who loves to travel, but you can’t afford to buy them a flight around the world, we’ve got a ton of ideas for you - 101 ideas, to be exact! From super practical travel gear they’ll actually use to pretty gifts for their home, this is one of the most complete gift guide out there. We’re sure you’ll find the perfect unique gift for your favorite traveler!

RwandAir Is Adding Flights To Guangzhou… Via Mumbai

RwandAir Is Adding Flights To Guangzhou… Via Mumbai

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

RwandAir is an airline that probably interests me more than it should, but for some reason I just find their little operation fascinating. They have two A330s with a fantastic business class product. They recently started flying to London and Brussels, though apparently didn't do all of their homework, because they had some issues with the flight. Perhaps coolest/craziest of all, this small East African airline with a dozen planes wants to start service to New York this year (I'm sure Kenya Airways adding daily 787 flights to New York will only encourage them more).

For over a year now RwandAir has been saying that they want to add flights to both Guangzhou and New York. I figured the odds of either of those routes happening is extremely slim. Maybe they could operate them short term for prestige, but to actually operate either of those routes profitably seems like a long shot.

Well, interestingly RwandAir is one step closer to adding flights to Guangzhou. The New Times reports that Rwanda's transport minister has announced that RwandAir plans to launch flights to Guangzhou in May 2018. I know my first thought was "but they only have two A330s, and they use those to fly to Brussels and Geneva, and sometimes to fly to Dubai. Where will they get their planes from?"

Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

Chippewa Square in Savannah, Georgia was the site of the bus stop in the movie Forrest Gump, but don't look for the famous bench; it was just a prop.

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by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

6:30 am in Chiang Mai. I am slowly dragging myself out of bed. It’s my second week of working in Thailand and I’m slowly beginning to think what I should do next. Is it worth looking for another job? Another school? Maybe it’s time to go back to England? I look at Chris, who is […]

7 notes to remember for Mexican before Vietnam trip

by Hanh Pham @ Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

Popular tips to help them have a great journey to Vietnam include: how to get Vietnam Visa, when to visit, what to prepare, which currency to take & etc!

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Etihad Is Reducing The Baggage Allowance On Award Tickets

Etihad Is Reducing The Baggage Allowance On Award Tickets

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has been on a cost cutting spree lately. The airline has been trying to improve their financial performance by cutting costs and also increasing revenue, probably due to the billions of dollars they wasted on their investments in airberlin, Alitalia, etc.

This cost cutting has come in many forms. We've seen the airline cut some unprofitable routes, like flights from Abu Dhabi to Dallas and San Francisco. We've also seen Etihad cut amenities, ranging from eliminating pajamas in business class, to eliminating chauffeur drive outside the UAE, to cutting free spa treatments in some of their lounges, to greatly reducing catering in their lounges.

The airline has gone from something truly special in the sky, to an airline with great marketing and great seats on some of their planes (the 787s and A380s, while the rest of their fleet is really starting to show its age).

Southeast Asia for New Zealanders – What to know about visa & travel

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

To begin your trip to the attractive Southeast Asia, let's figure out where you can initiate first and whether you need visa to these places or not.

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Valentine’s Day in Chiang Mai: The Most Romantic Things to do

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai is famous for its culture, temples and markets. It’s a city that attracts visitors from all over the world, who look for the real Thailand. Not many consider it to be a romantic destination and they head to the islands for honeymoons and getaways with their loved ones. But do you know there […]

My VERY Costly Misconnect At London Heathrow

My VERY Costly Misconnect At London Heathrow

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

This sure hasn't been a good week for me as far as airline reliability goes. I feel like for my past several hundred thousand miles I've had amazing luck with my flights, and have barely had any major delays or cancelations. Then last week I had a 10 hour delay on my flight from Yerevan to Doha due to fog, which threw off my plans.

I'll be the first to admit that I often plan trips very tightly, and that's on me:

5 things to prepare when travelling to Vietnam from Malaysia

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Visa to Vietnam from Malaysia, exchanging currency, health & travel insurances, checking the weather and learning about destinations in Vietnam are noted.

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Hon Thom Island Fishing Village

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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Hon Thom Island: A look Back The new Phu Quoc Cable Car will bring Hon Thom Island into the global spotlight and plans for the transformation of this bean shaped island, Phu Quoc Districts second largest, into an ecotourism destination will be executed and thus forever transforming the land and the lives of all of Hon Thom's inhabitants.  Here is a look ... Read More

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The list of blocked websites in China

by Furio Fu @ Sapore di Cina

¿Do you want to access any website in China without restrictions? Click here and check out the comparison of the top VPNs that really work in China Latest important information VPNs continue to provide access to websites blocked in China Despite the rumors, VPNs continue to be the best way to get around the Great […]

No Vietnam Visa Required For Citizens Of Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

From July 2015, you don’t need to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam if you’re a citizen from Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain Vietnam Embassy, Bangkok The Vietnamese government have announced a important change for Vietnam tourist visas – if you’re from Britain, Germany, France, Italy or Spain, you no longer need to […]

Pong Kwao Hot Springs: A very hot attraction in Northern Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Pong Kwao Hot Springs is a a hidden gem in the area of Chiang Mai. It’s hard to find and one must have quite a bit of time on their hands to navigate through the mountain roads to find it. But, once you get there, it will be hard for you to leave. Chris and […]

United To Fly 777-300ERs Between San Francisco & Tel Aviv

United To Fly 777-300ERs Between San Francisco & Tel Aviv

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

United introduced Polaris on December 1, 2016, which is the name for their new first & business class experience. This includes new airport lounges, improved food & beverages, better bedding, and also new seats.

Unfortunately United has been rolling out the new product at a glacial pace. While all of their new 777-300ERs have been delivered with the Polaris seats, they've been reconfiguring existing planes at an extremely slow pace.

Here are the 777-300ER routes that United operates so far:

Best 5 Fly Cam Drone Videos Taken On Phu Quoc Island

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Fly Cams (Drones) On Phu Quoc – The Top 5 Drones equipped with HD camera's, GPS, and programmable flight paths are all the rage right in Vietnam. The following are the 5 best Fly Cam videos made on Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam: 1. Phu Quoc Island Tour By Flycam 2. Vinpearl Golf And Vinpearlland Phu Quoc By Air 3. ... Read More

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Portugal – a destination for digital nomads all over the world

by Hoa Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Portugal has unique surprises and treasures that are waiting to be discovered at the moment and is also an ideal country for digital entrepreneurs and nomads.

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All-You-Need-to-Know about Vietnam Visa - The Christina's Blog

All-You-Need-to-Know about Vietnam Visa - The Christina's Blog


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Interested in traveling to Vietnam for tourist or business purposes? This is a complete guide for you in order to ease your process of getting Vietnam Visa.

Blitz Deal: ~$614 RT Raleigh, Baltimore, Boston or Chicago to Beijing-PEK in New Delta A350 Premium Select

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

This fare first popped up about 2 weeks ago, but it’s still alive so I thought others might find it useful!

The Deal Active departure airports: Raleigh-RDU, Baltimore-BWI, Boston-BOS, Chicago-ORD, Chicago-MDW Destination: Beijing, China-PEK Active dates: Depends on the departure city but around January 2018 to April 2018. Price range: $614-696 depending on the dates and the departure city. You can pretty easily include a stopover at Detroit-DTW on either the outbound or return trip–but no idea why you would want to do that. This deal is for the NEW Delta Premium Select cabin on their brand new A350s. The new cabin is a proper premium economy cabin, similar to what the European or Asian carriers have been offering for years. According to Delta, the seats feature 75% more recline and 8″ more legroom than traditional economy.

How to Get It Head to Google.com/flights Enter departure airport as “RDU,BWI,BOS,MDW,ORD” (this will show you all of the options from the area) and arrival airport as “PEK“ Select “Premium Economy” as the class of service Everything for this deal will route through Detroit-DTW since that is the only route that Delta is currently flying it’s new A350 to Beijing-PEK, so if you want to limit your search to just 1-stop itineraries, you can click to limit the connection airport to only DTW. If you leave this blank or set to “Any connection”, you see all of the multi-stop itineraries that will most likely also go through Atlanta-ATL, Cincinnati-CVG, New York-JFK, etc. View the calendar to see the lowest fares available: Select your preferred flight times. A few things to watch out for here: Make sure your long-haul routes are from Detroit-DTW to Beijing-PEK and double check that the aircraft is an A350 in Premium Economy. The great news with Delta’s new service is that if you book Premium Select for your international routes, the domestic segments book into First Class. Double check that this is the case. At this stage, you can click to book directly with Delta or, if you search the route directly on the Delta website, you can view a few more options.

Don’t forget:

If you book with Delta, you can book today and will have 24 hours for a free cancellation. Delta’s Premium Select earns a 50% MQM bonus, so this trip would net 21,000+ MQMs, meaning you’ve nearly earned Silver Medallion with one trip. BOTTOM LINE:

This is a pretty awesome deal to try out Delta’s new Premium Select cabin for just about $100 more than economy. Redeeming miles for the same cabin would cost ~128,000 SkyMiles so this fare is quite a bargain. As an added bonus, the domestic segments book into Delta First and the MQM bonus will yield 20k+ MQMs for elite status qualification.

Visa for Vietnam: complete information, procedures & costs

Visa for Vietnam: complete information, procedures & costs


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Visa for Vietnam has been improved in procedure and less frustration for travelers. You can have your visa easily on line saving time queuing at Embassies

Sponsored Video: Discover the hidden side of Vienna

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Vienna, the fascinating capital of Austria, is a city full of hidden surprises waiting for you around every corner. Discover Vienna’s hidden charms and explore the more unusual aspects of the city with this whole bunch of useful and curious tips. If you happen to have a trip arranged to....

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12 reasons to visit Vietnam at least once in a lifetime

by Hoa Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Located in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is not as celebrated as its regional cousins Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and even Indonesia. However, this does not mean that it is any less intriguing or wonderful than they are.

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Why Do We Need a New Flu Vaccine Every Year?

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Millions of people get the flu shot every year. One of the most frequently asked questions is, “Why do I need to have the flu shot each year?” There’s also the question of, “Why isn’t it available in a few doses like other vaccines?” Let’s take a closer look at available scientific research to address […]

What’s the H3N2 Flu Strain and Why is it so Dangerous?

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

There may be many strains of the flu, but only one can be broken down further. The H3N2 flu strain mutates and changes, making us label its different subtypes. These subtypes are categorized by the World Health Organization based on host of origin, geographical origin, strain number and year of isolation. The flu virus is […]

Etihad Airways Flagship First Class Lounge – Abu Dhabi-AUH

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

A trip to the Etihad Airways First Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi was the warm-up to the main event: flying the Etihad First Apartment from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne. It was essentially the only reason we had chosen to route from the US to Australia via the Middle East. And a visit to the brand new lounge was nearly as exciting as flying the A380 since our trip was just about 3 weeks after the May 30th grand opening–talk about timing!

As a result, we were purposely very, VERY early arriving at the airport for as much lounge-time as possible before heading to our gate. We checked in quickly and were welcomed into the lounge which is located immediately after going through security.

CHECK-IN/ACCESS

We were greeted at the entrance and, after checking our boarding passes, she ushered us onto an elevator. One of the best parts about this lounge is the exclusivity, access cannot be purchased at the gate and there are very few ways to gain access. Here’s a list of ways in:

Etihad guests of The Residence Etihad First Class guests Etihad Guest Platinum member + 1 guest Etihad Airways Partner airlines platinum members + 1 guest Virgin Australia Velocity Platinum members + 1 guest

First thoughts: the lounge is absolutely huge! It is apparently nearly 1,700 sq m (18,000+ sq ft) and has more than 16 “zones”, i.e. distinct areas that help break up the lounge and make it feel very private, even if you’re one of 100 guests.

FOOD & DINING

After arriving in the lounge, we kept up with the standard procedure of our trip thus far: eating a meal while not hungry in the least. A server showed us to a nice window seat and we began the quite elaborate dining process. In fact, I imagine this is how most people kill their limited time in the lounge. Our start-to-stop dining experience was nearly 1.5 hours.

–> FULL-SERVICE DINING

The full-service dining area was enormous

Full-service dining area

Views of…mainly construction + a few airplanes

Our server didn’t have to do too much arm twisting to convince us to try the 5-course Emirates Palace tasting menu.

Emirates Palace Dining Menu

The multi-course feast consisted of the following: starter (dates), foie gras de terrine (a course that we added from the a la carte menu), soup, scallops, lamb and then a great dessert.

The first course was a simple date filled with yogurt and crumbled pistachio. The sweet and delicious snack definitely left us wanting more.

Dates with Chami: fresh dates with local homemade yogurt

We added on a course of the Foie Gras Terrine, because, why not?

Foie Gras Terrine: slow-roasted plums, fig and ginger jam with bitter almond tuile

The chicken & barley soup was also good but we didn’t eat it all to save room for the next courses.

Chicken and Barley Soup: rich broth with tender poached pieces of chicken, onion and fresh coriander

The next dish, Scallops Mughrabia was by far the highlight of the meal. Mughrabia is a traditional ingredient in Lebanese cuisine and is essentially a type of [...]

Iceland

by sarahkennerley@gmail.com @ Sarah Sees The World

Iceland was a country I’d aspired to visit for some time having read Kaelene’s blog Unlocking Kiki for several years. Visiting in August there was close to 18 hours of daylight per day, but the temperatures in Reykjavik, were similar to those in Wellington in the same month – the difference being that it was Winter in Wellington. I can’t imagine how cold it must be living here in Winter! One thing I will say for Iceland’s tourism industry is that they do tours well. They’re efficient, well organised and regular. Renee and I didn’t really shop around, we just went with Reykjavik Excursions as they operated the airport bus (for a little more you can get dropped to or collected from your hotel rather than the bus station), as well as offering tours to The Blue Lagoon and around The Golden Circle. The Blue Lagoon It cost us about $185NZ for […]

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6 Historic Attractions In Hue Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

In the culturally rich city of Hue, Vietnam, you can explore many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including The Forbidden City, 7 Royal Tombs, and many pagodas. Affordable hotels and savory cuisine beckon visitors year round. Countryside bike tours and river boat tours are also enjoyable ways to explore this scenic area. Hotels are located in the […]

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Reminder: You Must Be Important To Use A VIP Entrance At Newark Airport

Reminder: You Must Be Important To Use A VIP Entrance At Newark Airport

by Nick @ One Mile at a Time

It's no secret that airports often have separate entrances for fast-tracking so-called "VIP" travelers like major celebrities, politicians, diplomats, and other dignitaries.  The reason is twofold -- the VIP travelers, of course, appreciate the privacy and the special treatment, but at the same time the distraction and disruption to the ordinary check-in and security process is alleviated.  This is particularly a concern when a notable politician or other high-profile individual with a security detail is traveling.

Ben has reviewed the privately run VIP experience at LAX, the Private Suite.

Well, it turns out Newark International Airport has its own VIP entrance, operated and staffed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  Former New Jersey governor and noted bridge enthusiast Chris Christie -- who is known to relish a private experience unavailable to the general public -- used the VIP entrance at Newark often over the course of his eight-year term, particularly in 2015 when he spent a good deal of the year traveling across the country in vain pursuit of the presidency.

How to find short-term accommodation in Kraków

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Before Chris and I left Vietnam for Poland we started looking for short-term accommodation in Kraków. We quickly found out that finding one for a good price is not as easy as we previously had thought. I had never rented a flat for such a short period of time in Europe. I was convinced that it […]

Are you a U.S. Citizen traveling to Vietnam? | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

Are you a U.S. Citizen traveling to Vietnam? | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam


U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

You may obtain a Vietnamese visa in three ways:  (1) in advance from a Vietnamese consulate or Embassy; (2) a Vietnamese single-entry e-visa at the website of Vietnam Immigration Department (please view our E-visa Application Steps for more instructions); (3) or you may obtain a written approval letter for a visa upon arrival.  To obtain a written approval letter, you must ...

How to Treat Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

How to Treat Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

by @ How to of the Day

Type 2 diabetes often begins with an insulin resistance, which causes the pancreas to overwork itself and eventually start producing less insulin. This low production of insulin can cause the blood sugar levels in your body to drop. There is no quick cure or reversal for type 2 diabetes, but you can take steps to make living with it manageable. Natural treatments like following a balanced, clean diet and exercising regularly can help to keep your blood sugar under control. You can also try taking plant-based supplements to regulate your insulin levels naturally, though you should still take diabetes medication if it is prescribed to you. If you experience any adverse effects while taking supplements or your medication, speak to your doctor right away.

The best western food in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

If there’s one thing in the world everyone can mutually agree on it’s this: Thai food is delicious! And while every tourist who visits Thailand to devour pizza, steak and other western dishes should be ashamed of themselves – as an expat it’s good to know where to go when that craving for western food […]

Where To Travel In 2018 Before Everyone Else Does!

by Sophie Baker @ Travelstart Blog

These emerging destinations should be on your travel list in 2018. Get there before the rest of the world cottons on!
There’s something about discovering a place before…

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Things I learnt when an airline lost my luggage

by sarahkennerley@gmail.com @ Sarah Sees The World

In July I was travelling from Barcelona to Luxembourg when security strikes at Barcelona airport meant we were unable to get through security in time to board our flight. However our checked bags did make the flight and took off without us and were subsequently lost by the airline for four days. This resulted in us having to find an alternative route to Luxembourg with only the clothes on our back and the items in our hand luggage. Just over a month later my luggage again failed to turn up on a luggage carousel, this time in Auckland. Thankfully this time it was located within a few hours in Frankfurt, having missed my connection to Hong Kong 30 hours earlier. I got it back three days later. Here are some of the things I learnt when an airline lost my luggage which will improve your situation if it ever happens to […]

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Is Sky Bar in Bangkok Worthwhile?

Is Sky Bar in Bangkok Worthwhile?

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Many itineraries of a trip to Bangkok will include a visit to one of the city’s many rooftop bars. Situated 63 stories above Bangkok, Sky Bar is arguably the most famous rooftop bar in the City of Angles. But is this posh bar with a view of Bangkok really worth the price? We're sharing our honest opinion and letting you in on everything you should expect if you add it to your Bangkok itinerary.

The Pros and Cons of Voluntourism

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Voluntourism, otherwise known as Volunteer Tourism, continues to be a popular alternative to the normal vacation. A traveler can visit some exotic region with the purpose of volunteering. It can be an excellent way for individuals to learn about a different culture and explore a country while helping those in need. Many voluntours are in […]

Eating Vegetarian in Santa Fe

by Kerry Dexter @ WanderTours

WanderTours Santa Fe trip offers the opportunity to learn about culinary styles of Santa Fe and the southwest through visits with respected cooks and chefs. Corn, beans, rice, chiles of all sorts feature in the food you will learn about. You’ll have the chance to explore to explore vegetarian food in Santa Fe on your […]

How to travel with 2 passports: Hongkong and BNO

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

BNO passport & Hongkong passport - which passport you can use when applying visa to Vietnam in Hongkong? Details can be found here.

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How to Diagnose Lymphoma

by @ How to of the Day

Lymphoma is a group of blood cancers that develop in the lymphatic system. They are generally divided into 2 groups, Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, although the term non-Hodgkin lymphoma encapsulates a variety of lymphomas. Both general types of lymphoma have similar basic symptoms, so if you spot them you won't initially know what type of lymphoma might be developing. Lymphoma is properly diagnosed by identifying common symptoms and then getting a medical diagnosis. In order to give a proper diagnosis, your doctor will run a variety of tests on you, typically including imaging and a biopsy of one of your lymph nodes.

How to Stop Muscle Twitches

How to Stop Muscle Twitches

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Muscle twitches are caused by small contractions in either a part of a muscle or a whole muscle. They can occur in any muscle in the body but often occur in the limbs, eyelids, or diaphragm. They are typically caused by either stimulation to the muscle or by a problem with a nerve. While most muscle twitches are nothing to worry about and pass quickly, there are some that are more severe and are symptoms of serious medical conditions.

A short guide to Had Rin

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Had Rin is a small town, located on thee beautiful island of Koh Phangan, in the south of Thailand. It is mostly famous for its full moon parties – monthly events, frequented by thousands of young people looking for cheap booze, loud music and good fun. I have been coming to Had Rin every year […]

Malt - Bar and Restaurant

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Thai charities that are worth supporting

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Thailand is an amazing country. Its culture, people, food and weather attract millions of visitors every year. Only here you can sip on an exotic cocktail while laying on a beautiful, paradise – like beach one day and trekking in the mountains, meeting minority tribes and learning how to cook the next day. Holidays in Thailand […]

Getting A Chinese Visa In Hanoi, Vietnam - NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog

Getting A Chinese Visa In Hanoi, Vietnam - NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog


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Everything you need to know about getting a Chinese visa in Hanoi, Vietnam. The cost, what you need to take with you and the whole application process.

Now Arriving in Hanoi: What You Need to Know

by Vietnam Visa @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

A premiere locale for seasoned jet-setters and new world travelers alike, Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi welcomes you. As Vietnam’s capital and cultural hot spot, Hanoi has enjoyed a long, rich history, with settlement dating back to 3rd century BC. Many areas of the city reflect the remnants of its former French occupation, giving its […]

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I teach English on Skype: My way to earn money online

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Digital nomadism is one of the recent world trends. Many people want to travel, work online and earn money. It is a great option for those, who are tired with the corporate world and want to see and experience more. For a long time I dreamed about working remotely. I wanted to travel and work […]

The best places to live in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

You have been thinking of living in Thailand for a long time now. You read forums, reviews, take part in discussions on Facebook groups, calculate the costs of living and wonder how to live in Thailand permanently. This type of decisions is not easy. Among of all other things, you need to make a decision […]

Visa on Arrival to Vietnam in a nutshell - The Blond Travels

Visa on Arrival to Vietnam in a nutshell - The Blond Travels


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Phu Quoc Island Trip Report

by phu quoc @ Phu Quoc

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Phu Quoc Trip Report Phu Quoc is Vietnam's largest island and it is slowly becoming Asia's next top vacation destination. This is the only place in Vietnam where you get a 30 day visa exemption and the island is famous for its fish sauce and black pepper. For a quick overview of the island, please refer to Phu Quoc's Infographic, ... Read More

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A Filipino Expat on Phu Quoc Island

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  From The Philippines To Phu Quoc with love It's more fun in Phu Quoc! We recently caught up with Leziel Sacote Pagalan, a Filipino (pinay to be exact), expat living and working on Phu Quoc Island with 10 of her friends. The following is her expat story, which should be interesting as she herself is from an island nation. ... Read More

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Blue River Hotel 3

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Au My Dental Clinic

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Etihad A380 First Apartment – Flight EY 460 Abu Dhabi-AUH to Melbourne-MEL – Part 2

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

This post is continued from Etihad A380 First Apartment – Flight EY 460 Abu Dhabi-AUH to Melbourne-MEL – Part 1. Check it out to see the first half of the review.

BATHROOM

Proving size was really the theme of the experience, even the bathroom was huge:

I took a quick glimpse of the stairs, just to confirm that we were, in fact, on the 2nd floor:

ON-BOARD BAR

Before turning in for the night, we walked around the cabin to explore the on-board bar.

The bar is situated on the top deck of the A380 aircraft, in-between First and Business class:

It was completely empty when we made our way over.

We were a bit dismayed to find that the bar wasn’t stocked as it normally is due to Ramadan, but you can certainly lounge in the area. A flight attendant came over and said that she’d be happy to discreetly make us a drink of our choice in the galley and then bring it in.

The bone-dry bar

The sitting/lounging area was very nice and had seating for 6. We took a few pictures and then headed back to our seats for bed.

THE SEAT – SLEEPING CONVERSION

Having had plenty of food and drinks for one day, we decided it was time to catch a few zzzzs. The flight attendant swiftly converted the suite to sleeping mode while we got ready for bed in the bathroom.

We returned to find the sofa portion of the seat folded down and nicely made up with comfortable sheets and pillows. One of the coolest parts is that, if the divider between the apartments is lowered, our beds were basically touching, so we had the illusion of sleeping in the same bed, which is a nice option if you’re traveling together.

While in the bathroom, we took the opportunity to change into the provided pajamas which was the perfect decision before hopping into the lavish bed.

Pajama time!

The bed is huge and is advertised as 6 feet 10 inches long!

SHOWER

About 3.5 hours before departure, the flight attendants realized that I was awake and came by to announce that I could have a shower whenever I wanted. I let her know soon after and she set off to prepare it. If one is offered the opportunity to shower at 6+ miles high in the sky, there is no choice but to take advantage.

The shower area was loaded down with Bergamote amenities:

Here are a few poor quality photos, sorry in advance:

Pretty crazy and surreal to shower in the sky. The bathroom is large enough to change in and there’s a hairdryer stocked there, too, so the shower is a comfortable experience.

INTERNET

After taking a refreshing shower, I enjoyed a cappuccino and did a bit of computer work.

I purchased Internet for the entire flight for $21.95 and found it to be quite fast and very usable! A quick speed test rendered download speeds of ~4.5 Mbps but upload speeds of only 0.17 Mbps, good thing sending emails and browsing the internet mostly relies on the download speed.

The sun was up [...]

Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

UPC Arena in Graz, Austria was renamed in 1997 to honor native son Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the old name was restored in 2005 over the governor's support of the death penalty.

The Pros and Cons of Staying in a Hostel

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Most people eventually outgrow the idea of living with a roommate. A desire to have personal space in your living conditions only increases when traveling. After a long day of exploring the city, you likely want to crash in a hotel room, away from strangers. But, for those that want to try spending the trip […]

Long Neck Village: One of the worst attractions in Northern Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

There are attractions in Thailand that I would never want to see. These include so called tiger kingdoms, where wild cats are drugged and forced to pose for photos with tourists, or places where elephants are trained to paint pictures or ride bicycles. I wouldn’t visit them because mass tourism is distasteful, but also because […]

Lahti in the magical winter time of Finland

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Finland boasts some of the most beautiful ice and snowscapes to be found in all of Europe, and the magical gem that is Lahti makes for a perfect escape this winter. Lahti is just a short 1 hour 30 min train ride from Helsinki (or Helsinki Airport), making it a....

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17 Highlights of 2017

17 Highlights of 2017

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

2017 was the year where we worked at a ski resort, lived in a campervan, and moved to Thailand to start working on this blog full time. 2017 was a year of adventures and lessons that we will take with us for life. We'll take you through our favorite moments and lessons of this year.

How to Stay Warm in Cold Weather

How to Stay Warm in Cold Weather

by @ How to of the Day

Brrr! When the winter temperatures dip low, living and working in a sub-zero climate can really take its toll. By employing a few tricks, however, you can stay warm despite the cold weather.

What is Sustainable Tourism and What Does it Look Like Around the World

What is Sustainable Tourism and What Does it Look Like Around the World

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

What is sustainable travel? Well, isn't that a good question! I am delving into what sustainable tourism looks like around the world: from Colombia to Germany! Read real life stories and examples of how sustainable travel can transform our world for the better and become a part of the change!

A Guide For Getting Your Tourist Or 5-Year Exemption Vietnam Visa - Vietcetera

A Guide For Getting Your Tourist Or 5-Year Exemption Vietnam Visa - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

Resources online all say different things. So for your traveling needs, we’ve assembled all the resources you need to get a visa to Vietnam.

IHG Rewards Club’s First 2018 Bonus On Purchased Points

IHG Rewards Club’s First 2018 Bonus On Purchased Points

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

IHG Rewards Club has just announced their first promotion on purchased points for 2018. IHG Rewards Club is offering up to a 75% bonus on purchased points through February 28, 2018, meaning that the promotion is valid for over a month. With this promotion you can receive the 75% bonus as long as you purchase at least 20,000 points in one transaction.

If you max out this promotion and purchase 60,000 points you’d end up paying $690 and would get a total of 105,000 IHG Rewards Club points.

That’s a rate of 0.657 cents per IHG Rewards Club point. The value potentially gets better than that, though — if you have the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card you get a 10% refund on award redemptions, up to 100,000 points back each year. That means for the first million points you redeem each year you get a 10% discount. To do the math differently, that lowers the cost per acquired point to ~0.59 cents each, when you factor in the 10% rebate you get when you go to redeem the points, assuming you’re doing so within the above parameters.

Scooters in Chiang Mai: How to drive safely around the city

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Scooters are everywhere in Chiang Mai. Just like anywhere else in Thailand, they are used for transportation of people, goods and even animals. For expats living in Chiang Mai they are a necessary tool to get to work quickly and to see places further away from the city, which often cannot be found in any […]

What’s Different in the New Typhoid Vaccine?

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Typhoid fever, once feared throughout the world, saw its number of cases dwindle. Awareness and improved medicine helped reduce the food and water-borne disease. Stemming from a lack of sanitation, the disease was even almost eradicated in many parts of the world that long struggled with it. For decades, progress to fight typhoid came in […]

Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

Fans of spicy fermented cabbage from all over Korea flock to the Kimchi Museum in Seoul.

Vietnam visa for Nepal citizens, passport holders, residents - Vietnam-Immigration.Org.Vn

Vietnam visa for Nepal citizens, passport holders, residents - Vietnam-Immigration.Org.Vn


Vietnam-Immigration.Org.Vn

The official site for Vietnam visa. Provide useful info and arrange visa on arrival with 100% success for who enter Vietnam. A best way to get Approval Letter online

Can Scientists Predict Cholera Outbreaks With Satellites?

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Cholera, a bacterial disease usually spread by food or water, can be fatal if not treated right away. The disease initially causes intestinal distress and dehydration. Cholera is a fast-acting disease that can turn deadly within hours. Poor sanitation and unclean water systems create a breeding ground for cholera in developing countries. Areas like Yemen […]

How to Drive on Black Ice

How to Drive on Black Ice

by @ How to of the Day

Winter driving isn't only about dealing with snow; ice on the road is a real threat. Black ice, in particular, is dangerous because it's invisible (the term "black ice" being somewhat of a misnomer, as the ice is visible). However, you can better protect yourself by understanding and knowing how to deal with this winter issue.

Eco-Friendly Products for Responsible Travelers

Eco-Friendly Products for Responsible Travelers

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Traveling responsibly is so much easier when you're prepared and have the right tools. This list of eco-friendly travel gear will help you travel more sustainably and will lessen your footprint on the environment. 

Before you travel to Vietnam - Sarah Sees The World

Before you travel to Vietnam - Sarah Sees The World


Sarah Sees The World

Requirements for Passports, Visas and vaccinations for travel to Vietnam. This New Zealand travel blogger found the information online confusing.

Reunification Palace

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4 awesome rooftop bars in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai is a place where it’s good to slow down and relax. During the day you can spend your time shopping in various boutiques and malls, or drink coffee in a beautiful and stylish cafe. And when the sun sets you can head to one of the bars in the city and mingle with […]

How to Assemble a Senbazuru

How to Assemble a Senbazuru

by @ How to of the Day

The senbazuru comes from an ancient Japanese legend that says a wish will be granted to anyone who folds 1000 paper cranes. Today, in addition to adorning shrines, senbazuru are gifted at weddings, births, or other celebrations. By folding 1000 cranes, stringing your paper cranes, and hanging them up, you can make your own senbazuru to give as a gift or to decorate your home.

Testimonial 2017

by huyen @ Vietnam Impressive

Testimonials 2015 Testimonials 2014 Testimonials 2011 Testimonials 2008 Testimonials 2016 Testimonials 2013 Testimonials 2010 Testimonials 2007  Testimonials 2018 Testimonials 2012 Testimonials 2009 Home Vietnam Impressive on press www.telegraph.co.uk www.vietnamimpressive.com is on Sunday Telegraph – one of the UK’s most important national newspapers. www.tripadvisor.com We are now on the world largest unbiased travel forum ready for […]

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Overland from Chiang Mai to Vientiane: A cheap and easy way to get from Thailand to Laos

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Travelling overland from Chiang Mai to Vientiane is an easy and cheap way to get from Thailand to Laos. It is a very popular way of doing visa and border runs for many backpackers and expats, who want to stay in the Land of Smiles a bit longer. Ticket prices are reasonable – for only 750 […]

Escape Hunt Experience Ho Chi Minh City

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Kung Fu Tour: Visit the Shaolin Temple

by Sborto Zhou @ Sapore di Cina

For anyone interested in Chinese martial arts, I’m sure that one of your dreams is to be able to visit a place as emblematic as the Shaolin Temple, and that it would be even better if you could interact with some of its masters. However, organizing a trip to the Shaolin Temple is not an […]

One Day in Chiang Mai: The Essential Guide

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

I absolutely love Chiang Mai! I’ve been living here on and off for more than three years now and have been using most of my free time to explore the city and its surrounding areas. Chiang Mai really has a lot to offer and finding the “must-sees” can be a real hassle, especially if you only […]

Discover: Jacksonville

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Fort Caroline National Memorial in Jacksonville, Florida, don't expect to see the eponymous fort itself; it's now beneath the waters of the St. John's River.

Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Review

by mccown @ Weekend Blitz

We loved staying right in the center of the Recoleta district of Buenos Aires on our trip to Argentina. While there are many wonderful neighborhoods in BA (all with very different personalities), this area is considered by many to be the most affluent neighborhood in the city, filled with lavish homes and fancy shops and restaurants. The famous Recoleta Cemetery is also located in this area, so there’s plenty to see and do all around.

BOOKING

We booked with Hyatt Cash+Points for $125 + 10,000 points per night. Cash rates are easily in the $500+ range, so it makes redeeming points a very attractive offer.

We used a Suite Night Award and were booked into a “Park Suite King” and “59 to 72 sqm: Sitting area: Shower and bathtub: Flat TV: DVD: Butler.”

CHECK-IN

When we were headed to the hotel from the domestic airport (Buenos Aires-AEP), the cab driver had never heard of the hotel– we had to show him name of hotel– but it wasn’t until he read the address that he finally had a general idea of where to take us. Then, he drove right past the entrance, but we said it was fine and just jumped out at the intersection. Walking up, the hotel staff obviously seemed a bit confused that we were arriving by (what looked to be) foot.

At check-in, she confirmed our stay and rate and said, “we have a great room for you in our historic building” — perfect. As it turns out, there are essentially 2 hotels in one: a newer building with many more rooms and the old, renovated “palace” or mansion, connected by a courtyard (and underground walkway).

underground walkway between the two buildings

ROOM

The room, a Park Suite on the Palace side, was very well appointed but somewhat small. In fact, I’m not sure that it could even qualify as a “suite” as it had no separate sitting area or room, just a bedroom with a very large bathroom. From what we’ve read online, the suites are much larger in the newer, more contemporary building, but we really liked the style, feel and decor of the Palace building with the very stately feel of the deep molding around the ceiling and the huge antique windows.

view from room window

Within a few hours of checking in, two of the “butlers” arrived with our welcome gift: a fruit tray with apples, some type of chocolate snack and a bottle of Malbec wine.

BATHROOM

The bathroom was huge- almost as big as the bedroom itself. There’s a bathtub in the main, open area with the sinks and then a closed-in shower and separate toilet area. Plenty of space for two people to get ready at the same time.

SERVICE

While we didn’t need anything special while we were there, we found the service at check-in, breakfast, etc. to be top-notch. They were very helpful if needed, and friendly- everything we’ve come to expect and appreciate in a Park Hyatt.

Welcome letter

PROPERTY

The historic property feels regal and luxurious and, for us, provided a comfortable [...]

Moving to Chiang Mai: How much money do you need for the start?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

If after visiting Chiang Mai you started thinking that it would be a great place to move to for a little while, or you want to become a teacher here and stay in the north of Thailand longer, then you must be wondering how much money you need, so moving to Chiang Mai wouldn’t be […]

Vietnam Visa Fee for UK citizens

by Hanh Pham @ Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

For UK passport holders, to obtain Vietnam visa is a compulsory step for entering Vietnam. Vietnam Visa Fee for UK citizens can be classified into 2 types.

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How to Appreciate Martin Luther King, Jr.

How to Appreciate Martin Luther King, Jr.

by @ How to of the Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) is one of America's most influential civil rights leaders who dedicated his life to helping others and fighting for racial equality. On Martin Luther King Day (the third Monday of each January), it is appropriate to take some time to reflect on the many important contributions he made to society that continue to benefit citizens of the United States to this day, and that also influence many people around the world. Note: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a national holiday created in 1983 to honor Dr. King and his many accomplishments. In 1994, King Day of Service was initiated to transform the federal holiday honoring Dr. King into a national day of community service grounded in his teachings of nonviolence and social justice.

Lamphun and Lampang: Two destinations off the beaten path in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

I thought that I had seen almost everything around Chiang Mai. So, when my birthday weekend came and I wanted to go for a trip, I had no idea where to go. Finally, my attention was drawn by two small towns in the north of Thailand – Lamphun and Lampang. The internet guides didn’t say […]

How to Get your Vietnam Tourist Visa » A guide for Vietnam Visa on Arrival - Love & Road

How to Get your Vietnam Tourist Visa » A guide for Vietnam Visa on Arrival - Love & Road


Love & Road

An easy guide about how to get the Vietnam tourist visa. The visa requirements, forms, visa fees and how to apply online for the Vietnam Visa on Arrival.

British Airways Rumored To Be Considering A380 Order

British Airways Rumored To Be Considering A380 Order

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

A couple of days ago Emirates saved the A380 from extinction, as they placed an order for up to 36 A380s, including 20 firm orders and 16 options. The deal is worth $16 billion at list prices, though presumably Emirates got a much better deal than that.

This was really the lifeline that the A380 program needed. That's because for years we've been hearing rumors that Airbus will be ending production of the A380.  I most recently wrote about this just a few weeks ago, as the plane hasn’t worked out quite the way Airbus was hoping.

While Emirates already has over 100 of these planes in their fleet and loves them, other airlines haven’t been as impressed, and we’ve seen very few additional orders. Airbus was approaching the point where they had to shut down production if they didn't see more orders for the plane, so Emirates decided to keep the program alive.

A short guide to vaccinations for Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Many people wonder what vaccinations they should get before they visit Thailand. There is a lot of information about it on the internet. Some websites have long lists of inoculations against scary diseases and it’s hard to tell which of them are really necessary. Before my first trip to Thailand I had the same dilemma. […]

Must See: Billionaire Televangelist Takes Delivery Of Debt-Free Gulfstream

Must See: Billionaire Televangelist Takes Delivery Of Debt-Free Gulfstream

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

It makes me really sad that this isn't a parody. Kenneth Copeland is a popular televangelist who boasts of being a billionaire:

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding him, though last week he uploaded a video to YouTube that will make you cringe. Specifically, his ministry has just taken possession of a Gulfstream V debt-free. Don't worry, though -- "the Holy Spirit confirmed to Brother Copeland that the Gulfstream V was the plane the Lord had set aside for [him]" (that's great news, because I was worried the Holy Spirit had another plane in mind for him... maybe the middle seat in the last row of a Spirit Airlines plane?).

Guide to Complete Online Application for Vietnam Visa for South Africans

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

All South Africans can obtain a Visa on arrival to Vietnam if they get into the country by air. So, how does the online application form look like? How to provide information? What information to provide? What information to provide? Following is the complete guide to do so.

12 Years Of Travel: Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

London is steeped in history, but it’s also shaping the future of how we control the landscape Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London 10 June 2012, 3 Years Ago This Week: I spent a few days in Greenwich for my 40th birthday – it seemed appropriate to go back to the Source Of All Time as I […]

How to Make a Diorama

How to Make a Diorama

by @ How to of the Day

A diorama is a fun way to build an exciting scene in a small space. They usually display a historical time period, a nature scene, or a fictional situation. Dioramas allow a lot of room for creativity and innovation. Whether you are making it for a school project, a base for a model, or just for fun, building a diorama is an easy and enjoyable project!

8 reasons why you should become an Online English Teacher

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

When I started working as an online English teacher I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew that it was going to be better than working at a school, or for a big corporation. I wanted to be independent and wanted to be my own boss. So, I took the leap and I have […]

How long does it take to complete visa procedure at Vietnam airport

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

Hi there, thanks for your great work. I’ve got my visa approval letter as per your guarantee. But, I heard from some others that the process to get visa stamped at airport in Vietnam may takes long. Please advise.

combo Sapaly train

by huyen @ Vietnam Impressive

Reunification Trains Victoria Express Carriage China to Vietnam Trains Tours in Sapa   Combo Sapaly Train and Sapaly Hotel in Lao Cai: you are looking for a free & easy package for an amazing trip in Sapa? Taking overnight trains to Lao Cai, Sapaly Express and Sapaly hotel in Lao Cai provide a first class train service with good […]

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Can UK passport holders enter Vietnam without a visa?

Can UK passport holders enter Vietnam without a visa?


Travel Dave

Can British passport holders enter Vietnam without applying for a visa in advance?

Adverbs 只 (zhǐ), 就 (jiù) and 才 (cái) in Chinese

by Armando Turturici @ Sapore di Cina

To out emphasis on a small quantity, you can insert one of the following three adverbs: 只(zhǐ), 就 (jiù) and 才(cái), translatable as “only”. Here are a few examples: 今天上课的人很少,就/只/才十一个人。 jīntiān shàngkè de rén hěn shǎo, jiù/zhǐ/cái shíyī gèrén. Today there were few in class, only eleven people. 我才/只/就睡了两个小时。 Wǒ cái/zhǐ/jiù shuìle liǎng gè xiǎoshí. […]

Tips For Being An Eco-Friendly Traveller 

by Sophie Baker @ Travelstart Blog

When you visit somewhere new, here’s how you can do your best to support the environment, the community and the economy in a sustainable way.
You want to come home with…

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Campervan Budget for a 3-Month Road Trip

Campervan Budget for a 3-Month Road Trip

by Ben Zweber @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Traveling across the U.S.A. can be expensive, especially when you're living in a gas-guzzling campervan. Despite gas prices, you can still have a budget friendly road trip. We kept track of everything we spent during our 3 months on the road in the United States and broke it down by category for you to see. If you're planning your own campervan or RV road trip, you're going to want to read this.

How to Order Contacts

How to Order Contacts

by @ How to of the Day

There are many different ways to order contacts quickly and easily. Make an appointment with your optometrist and get your prescription. Then, decide whether to buy straight from your doctor, an optical chain, a big-box retailer, or online. Provide all of your prescription information and wait for them to verify everything. To save some money, make sure to check for rebates, discounts, or bulk savings.

Getting Around in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Hue is the famous Imperial city of Central Vietnam, the throne of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Old and tranquil, Hue is frozen in time, standing amongst the remnants of a once glorious Asian empire. Because of this, getting around Hue is intriguing with many options available, and sights to see. A major […]

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2 working hours to get Vietnam visa approval letter for South African

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

It is great news for all South African citizens traveling to Vietnam in urgent plan and has no visa yet as they now can obtain an visa approval letter for their visa on arrival within 2 hours. So, no need to worry any more.

Massage Han Cung

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Full Guide for Vietnam visa in Cape Town

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

Vietnam visa in Cape Town, South Africa. Are you looking for such issue? Do you want to know whether you need a visa to Vietnam or not and how to obtain a visa from this place. Let’s read through this post which will give you the answers.

Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

Medieval frescoes in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Bohinj, Slovenia often show figures with large swellings of the neck (goiters), caused by lack of iodine in the local diet.

DIY Campervan Curtains

DIY Campervan Curtains

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you have a campervan or RV, you will need to make curtains to block out the light (and give your tiny home added privacy, of course!). This simple tutorial walks you through all the steps so you can make your own DIY campervan curtains fast and super cheap!

Quan Ut Ut - Binh Thanh

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Hoa Vien Brauhaus

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

How to Sell a Wedding Ring

How to Sell a Wedding Ring

by @ How to of the Day

There are a lot of reasons you might want to sell a wedding ring. Whatever they are, you want to make sure you get the best price and have a good experience. Prepare your ring for sale by getting an appraisal and having your ring cleaned. You can sell your ring online, but make sure you find a reputable seller. You can also trade in your ring if it’s a diamond ring. It’s a great way to get a new piece of jewelry.

Best Things To See In Ha Long Bay Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

Ha Long Bay is the most popular travel destination in Vietnam, and just glancing at a friend’s travel photos will show you why. The emerald-green waters, verdant mountains, grottoes, and spectacular limestone islands sprinkled throughout the bay beckon tourists from all over the world. In this UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are so many ways […]

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United.com Now Displays Roundtrip Ticket Pricing

United.com Now Displays Roundtrip Ticket Pricing

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

No, United hasn't suddenly changed their fares, or even changed how their fares are structured on the back-end. However, they have changed how they display their fares through united.com.

Specifically, up until recently when you did a search for a roundtrip cash booking on united.com, you'd get the pricing for each direction of the trip as you searched. In other words, United would first show you the outbound segment, and the price displayed would only be for that segment. After you selected an outbound you'd be presented the pricing for the return. Only after selecting your preferred outbound and return would you see the total roundtrip price.

That has now changed. United.com now shows roundtrip per person fares when doing online searches. In other words, take the below trip between Tampa and Newark. Even though the first page only shows you the outbound flights, the pricing shown is for the roundtrip (and yes, let's not even talk about how United still can't figure out their basic economy pricing... unbelievable).

Shopping in Chiang Mai: The Best Markets, Boutiques and Malls

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

One of the reasons why tourists visit Chiang Mai is shopping. The city is known mainly because of the Sunday and Saturday markets and the Night Bazaar, which spread across the main streets. These are usually very busy and crowded affairs. It is worth going to one of them to see the great selection of […]

How to Avoid Texting Your Ex

How to Avoid Texting Your Ex

by @ How to of the Day

Are you worried about caving in and texting to your ex? You may not have superhuman willpower, but there are some steps you can take to make sure that doesn't happen. Minimize your chances of pressing “send” by asking someone else to talk you out of it. Getting some distance from your ex--literally and figuratively--and keeping yourself busy can also help you avoid texting them.

How to Support Your Husband

How to Support Your Husband

by @ How to of the Day

Your support helps your husband feel loved, honored, and understood. If your batteries have been running low in the support department, try out some new strategies that show your husband you’re still his No. 1 cheerleader. Start by praising him more often and making a few tweaks to your communication patterns. Before long, your husband will be saying, “Thanks for being so supportive, honey!”

DIY Campervan Bed Frame with Built-in Storage

DIY Campervan Bed Frame with Built-in Storage

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

When making your own DIY campervan conversion, one of the most important things to think about is how to make the bed. It's what you’ll be sleeping in, after all! We have put together a step-by-step tutorial that walks you through how to make your very own DIY bed frame for your campervan or RV.

What to do in Dubai – the ultimate winter sun holiday escape

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

When the British forecast is a bit frozen for the foreseeable future, why not consider an escape from the cold of winter in the UK to the heat of Dubai? This useful guide will give you some tips on how to best enjoy Dubai in the sun, and also give....

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Jai Thep Festival in Chiang Mai: A day filled with fun, love and music

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Jai Thep Festival is the newest addition to Chiang Mai’s event calendar. A group of like-minded people got together and decided to do something amazing – they created a music festival unlike any other that has taken place in Northern Thailand before. I love everything about music festivals: the happy atmosphere, crazy people dressed up especially for […]

JetBlue Brings Strangers Together With Pop-Up Restaurant

JetBlue Brings Strangers Together With Pop-Up Restaurant

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

JetBlue and Coca-Cola teamed up for a really cute one-day promotion at JFK Airport, which is bound to make just about anyone smile. Here's how they describe what they did:

"The airport is full of people from all different places, offering a great opportunity to connect with someone new. Yet in actuality, we rarely do. To change that, we created a pop-up restaurant with Coca-Cola that gave travelers the chance to share a meal before takeoff. The catch? They had to eat with a complete stranger. Instead of menus, we had Chef JJ Johnson prepare meals that were a mix of each table’s culinary heritage. See the unique dishes and if these strangers left the restaurant having shared much more than a meal."

While the video isn't that in-depth, it's a fantastic reminder of how airports are a melting pot, and how we often don't take the opportunity to interact with others from very different lifestyles (as an introvert I'm more guilty of this than anyone).

12 Years Of Travel: Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall, UK

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Famous for its burgeoning surfing scene, Newquay also has some stunningly beautiful scenic walks along its cliffs too. Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall 21 May 2013, 2 Years Ago This Week: Less than fifty miles from where I grew up, I’d never been to Newquay until this visit to see a friend who I’d first met in […]

The best places for some tea and pastries in Kuala Lumpur that the Queen would approve

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

This post is brought to you by Traveloka  When you are in Kuala Lumpur but you’ve covered everything this city has to offer, all its touristic attractions and glory, what else can you do? If you are a person who enjoys their siesta time with the perfect cup of English tea and some scones to […]

Taps Beer Club

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How To Get A Vietnam Visa In Bangkok

How To Get A Vietnam Visa In Bangkok


Travel Happy

Wondering how to get a Vietnam visa in Bangkok? Read our step by step guide to locating the embassy, what to bring and current visa fees

U.S. Citizens Can Now Get An Electronic Visa For Vietnam - One Mile at a Time

U.S. Citizens Can Now Get An Electronic Visa For Vietnam - One Mile at a Time


One Mile at a Time

Vietnam is now issuing electronic visas for U.S. citizens. Here's what you need to know.

How to Move Large Rocks

How to Move Large Rocks

by @ How to of the Day

Moving large rocks for landscaping or construction may seem like an impossible task, but there are actually several methods you can use. You can move large rocks small distances with a ratchet hoist or to help you situate the rocks for moving them manually by dragging them or using a plank and rollers. You can also use a skid steer, and while it’s the easiest option, it’s also the most expensive. No matter what method you choose, you’ll be able to move large rocks to a new location.

Museum of Vietnamese History

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Discover: Havana

by @ Wikitravel

For an "authentic" experience in getting around Havana via public transportation, try El Camello, a split-level bus pulled by a semi-truck, and resembling a 2-humped camel.

Trusted websites for online Vietnam Visa for French citizens

by Hanh Pham @ Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

If you are foreigners and want to visit Vietnam, sometimes you will need to apply for Vietnam Visa. In this post, we would like to give introduce you the concept of Visa on Arrival as well as some helpful websites for your Vietnam visa application, especially for French.

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How to Do Mount Fansipan Right

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It was once only visited by adventure seekers fit enough to make the strenuous hike, but now this mountain offers a few different experiences for all types of travelers. Regardless of the new tram that brings […]

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How to become an online English teacher?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

We live in a world where you don’t need to leave your house to be able to go to school. Thanks to the internet and developed technology we can learn whatever we want and wherever we are. We can also teach anywhere, whether it’s a hostel in Thailand or a nice Airbnb apartment in Italy. […]

Indoor Skydiving with the GoPro HERO 6

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

It’s always fun to go on a local adventure close to home. I thought it would be an awesome idea to head on over to Xscape in Milton Keynes to try out indoor skydiving for the first time at the iFLY Indoor Skydiving centre. I managed to get my hands....

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Discounts and Coupons

by Sborto Zhou @ Sapore di Cina

At SDC we make a daily effort to find, select and evaluate the best services and products for you. In addition, we always try to get in contact with the companies we recommend so that our readers can enjoy exclusive discounts. In this article, you will find a wide selection of discounts and offers for the products and services that we suggest.

Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

Among the artifacts displayed at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland is a flag from Hitler's staff car. (Don't ask how they got it.)

The Five Best Destinations During the Rainy Season

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Traveling to a foreign country is a thrilling experience. Most tourists visit a different country during the warmer and drier months when there is a high influx of tourists. Travelers prefer sun-filled days to bask in the sun on the sandy beaches. They want to shop in the quaint villages or see the local landmarks […]

A dogs life on Phu Quoc Island

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A Dog's Life on Phu Quoc Island Recently we caught up with “Jimmy“, a cute little dog living on the main island of Phu Quoc, along with his two owners.  The following is an interview from Jimmy's perspective that will offer those of you who are planning on bringing a pet to Phu Quoc some insight from both a local ... Read More

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Endurance Athlete Chi Nguyen Aims To Run In 100 Cities

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

In November, Chi Nguyen finished third in Ho Chi Minh City’s first Techcombank International Marathon in a time of 3 hours 22 minutes. The Vietnamese endurance athlete has also completed the Mont Blanc CCC, a 100-km mountain challenge that quickly climbs to the Grand Col Ferret Alpine pass at 2537 meters. It’s a race in […]

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12 Years Of Travel: Bangkok Canal Bike Ride

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

One of the best ways to see everyday Bangkok is to take a bike ride into the sprawling suburbs Bangkok Canal Bike Ride 21 June 2014, 1 Year Ago This Week: Most people greet the idea of cycling in Bangkok with some variation of “Are you insane?”. And while the city’s traffic can be dangerous, […]

Seven Unique Drinking Traditions From Around the World

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

With every trip to a different country, you’re expected to take in the local customs. Eat the food, visit the sites, live like someone who calls the place home. For many travelers, this also applies to alcohol. To get the most of a region, you will often need to experience the bar scene or try […]

District Eight’s Marcus Loke’s Life In Furniture Production

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Marcus Loke is the production manager at District Eight. Like many of us, he found his vocation by chance. Disappointed by his high school exams, Marcus set off on his bike to the industrial zone near the edge of his hometown in the north of Malaysia to look for work. That journey led to a […]

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12 Years Of Travel: Perhentian Kecil Beach, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Malaysia’s Perhentian Islands are a backpacker haven with great beaches and cheap scuba diving Perhentian Kecil Beach, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia 28 June 2006, 9 Years Ago This Week: I’d been commissioned to write a story about diving in the Perhentian Islands by Asian Diver magazine – while it’s a bit of a trek to get […]

Complements of company, means, tools, topics, and directions

by Armando Turturici @ Sapore di Cina

The complement of company The complement of company indicates the person or inanimate being with which one finds in a specific circumstance or with whom one does or undergoes an action. The complement of company is introduced by the prepositions 跟 (gēn) “with”, 和 (hé) “and/ together with”. Here are a few examples: 我不跟他说了。 Wǒ […]

Weekly Review: January 20, 2018

Weekly Review: January 20, 2018

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Hello from Verbier, Switzerland! We're spending the week in snow. As someone who typically avoids cold weather at all costs, I have to say that I'm really enjoying myself. Snow sure is pretty. Of course that's easy enough for me to say, given that I'm mostly sitting inside sipping warm beverages by the fireplace while looking at the beautiful views, rather than skiing (I learned my skiing lesson in Dubai). This is such a cute town, and I'm excited to be at the W Verbier, which has been on my radar for a long time. Is this the world's cutest W Hotel, or what?

On the points & travel front, this week we've seen several new promotions on purchased points, the introduction of the new Hilton Honors credit cards, IHG's award price increases kicked in, and more.

With that out of the way, here's a recap of this week on the blog:

Discover: Cranbrook

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If you visit Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada and crave a dinner of alligator meat, you can get it at K's Amazon Eatery -- even though the Amazon and its gators are thousands of miles away.

Vietnamese Fashion Brands: The Future Of Brick And Mortar Retail

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

With the current Vietnam fashion retail market reported to be worth US $358 million, Vietnam is attracting global industry players drawn by its double-digit growth figures of 22.5%. For the consumer, that means choice across different segments; for the retailer, that means new strategies are required to increase sales both on- and offline. Despite impressive […]

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No Indonesia Visa Required For Citizens Of 45 Countries

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

The Indonesian Government recently announced citizens of forty five countries no longer need a tourist visa to enter Indonesia. Indonesia Immigration Stamp How Does Visa Free Entry To Indonesia Work? If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed below, arrive at one of the entry points below and proceed to Passport Control. […]

Things you need to do before you move to Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

I know that you’re dreaming of moving to Thailand. No wonder! A lot of people want to live in a country where the sun always shines, people are nice and costs are low. Moving to the Land of Smiles isn’t difficult at all. That is when you prepare accordingly, of course. I lived in Thailand […]

Discover: Clipperton Island

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If you somehow find yourself visiting Clipperton Island and lack things to do (understandably), try running around the island and timing yourself; the record circumnavigation time is one hour and 17 minutes.

Singapore City Tour during a 10-Hour Layover

by mccown @ Weekend Blitz

After flying in on Singapore Airlines from Jakarta (Singapore Airlines B777-200 First Class Jakarta-CGK to Singapore-SIN (SQ 953)), we were faced with a 10-hour layover in Singapore and, because we’ve never visited the city before, we took advantage of the layover and popped out of the airport (as impressive as it was) to see as much as we could in the short time.

Because Singapore is a hub, they’ve made sightseeing during a layover very easy! The airport offers free two-hour tours but, since we had more time than that, we opted to DIY and head out on the hop-on, hop-off bus. This gave us the freedom to do things on our own time and see more than the 2-hour free tour, plus Singapore Airlines/Silk Air boarding pass holders receive a 50% discount on bus tickets! We purchased adult tickets for just $19.50 SGD (roughly $14 USD) each once we hopped on a bus.

We knew that our luggage was checked through to our next destination, so we only had our carry-ons. We opted to store most of what we were carrying so we’d have less things to lug around with us all day and found the baggage storage at the airport to be more than adequate. Plus, there’s a storage area in all three terminals, so it’s very convenient no matter where you’re flying in/out (and pretty cheap for just carry-ons since they charge by weight).

Once we were free of everything but the day’s essentials, we headed through customs and right to the metro stop inside the airport (the metro leaves from Terminals 2 and 3).

It takes about an hour to get into the city center from the airport, so be sure to factor traveling time in your layover plan. We got off the metro at City Hall and walked to the nearby bus stop: aptly named City Hall, too.

Once on the Red Line bus, we decided to stay aboard until we found stops that we wanted to explore more, knowing that we’d get to see more stops if we stayed on the bus longer. Here are the stops where we got off for a bit and explored on foot:

Chinatown: having never been to China, Singapore’s Chinatown was as close as we’d get for a while, we figured. It was pretty similar to other Chinatowns we’ve seen, but still very cool to see and different from the rest of the city.

Old Customs House (near the Raffles Hotel): The famous Singapore Sling cocktail was originally concocted at the Raffles Hotel. We headed to the Long Bar Steakhouse in the luxury hotel to try it from the original place. It’ll cost ya, though… just one drink costs close to $30 (!!) but it does come with all-you-can-eat peanuts.  🙂

Note: The Long Bar Steakhouse is closed for renovations with plans to re-open in mid-2018, but you can still try the Singapore Sling at the nearby Bar & Billiard Room.

The grounds of the Raffles Hotel make you feel like you’re in a time machine to the colonial era since it [...]

Vorarlberg, hut hiking across the mountains of Austria

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Austria’s Vorarlberg mountain range has many beautiful hiking regions to choose from that you will simply be lost for choice. I spent some special days hiking across these Austrian landscapes very recently. My recommendation is to focus on the Montafon and Bregenzerwald regions of Vorarlberg, plenty to see here. The....

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Cultural Spotlights of Hanoi (Experience Hanoi like a Local)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Hanoi is perfect for a trip of cultural exploration. Its culture is expressed in many of the remarkable attractions of the city. The culture, too, is in every activity that you see on the street. In this article, I will go through several casual cultural spotlights of Hanoi. A random cultural experience of the city, […]

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Lessons learned from living abroad

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

I have lived abroad for 13 years. I was very young when I left Poland and when you’re young you want to try something new. I wanted to try living abroad. I was planning to stay in England for a year, but I stayed for 10. Time goes quickly when you live in a big […]

Vietnam Changes Visa Requirements for US Travelers

Vietnam Changes Visa Requirements for US Travelers


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Vietnam announced that it's changing its visa requirement for US-based travelers. Only one visa is needed for the entire year.

Street food Tour in Bangkok’s Chinatown with TakeMeTour

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Bangkok’s Chinatown, or Yaowarat, definitely earns its spot on the list of must-see places in Thailand’s capital. It is home to one of the city’s most iconic streets and a haven for street food lovers. I have been to Bangkok many times before, but for some reason, I’ve never made it to Chinatown. That’s why […]

Trekking to Wat Pha Lat in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Wat Pha Lat, also known as Wat Sakithaka, is a small gem on the map of Chiang Mai. This quiet temple is hidden in the forest and is very often omitted by travellers, who head straight to the nearby Wat Phra That Doi Suthep – one of the most famous temples in the north of […]

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7 Must See Sights In The Mekong Delta

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

Come visit the Mekong Delta region of Southern Vietnam to discover hidden wonders. Ecotourism is a strong industry in this lush tropical region. Cruise down the Mekong River in a boat taxi and discover a world from the past. Floating markets, ancient temples, fruit orchards, museums, and scenic rice paddy farms dot the area. Here are 7 must see […]

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Flying Blue Promo Awards: 25% off select Air France/KLM Routes June – July 2017

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Note: Booking began on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Don’t miss out on Flying Blue’s spring promo, which allows you to book Air France/KLM awards for 20-25% less than normal in June and July 2017:

The Deal

Award bookings on Air France/KLM routes have been reduced by 20-25% for travel between June 1, 2017 – July 31, 2017.

For those of us sitting in ‘Merica, we’ll be most interested in:

REGION—- USA CITY——————————- Boston-BOS to Europe———– CABIN—— Business—— 1-way—- 46,875— Round-trip 93,750——-

 

All destinations below. Note:  Everything is to/from Europe.

25% off destinations

RegionEurope to/fromAirportCabinRound-tripDiscount AfricaLagos KinshasaFIHEconomy22,50025% off AfricaLagos KinshasaFIHBusiness45,00025% off AfricaDakarDKREconomy37,50025% off AfricaCotonouCOOEconomy37,50025% off Asia-PacificGuangzhouCANPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificBeijingPEKPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificShanghaiPVGPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificWuhanWUHPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificWuhanWUHBusiness150,00025% off Asia-PacificXiamenXMNBusiness150,00025% off Asia-PacificHong KongHKGPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificHo Chi MinhSGNPrem Econ120,00025% off CaribbeanHavanaHAVPrem Econ90,00025% off EuropeLyon, FranceLYSEconomy13,60020% off EuropeStuttgart, GermanySTREconomy13,60020% off EuropeBremen, GermanyBREEconomy13,60020% off EuropeInverness, ScotlandINVEconomy13,60020% off EuropeTurin, ItalyTRNEconomy16,80020% off EuropeHelsinkiHELEconomy16,80020% off EuropeGdansk, PolandGDNEconomy20,00020% off EuropeGraz, AustriaGRZEconomy16,80020% off USA/N. AmericaBostonBOSBusiness93,75025% off USA/N. AmericaMexicoMEXBusiness93,75025% off

 

How to Get It Head to Flying Blue here to see full list of routes: Promo Awards Reference our How-to: Booking Air France/KLM flight post Book between April 1 – 30, 2017 Enjoy your savings!

Don’t forget: 

Booking for this deal runs from April 1 to April 30, 2017 “Reservations must be made exclusively on www.airfrance.com or www.klm.com (except for bookings for children, infants and minors, who are not authorized to book an award on the website).” You’ll still get hit with fuel surcharges! We’ve got a How-to Guide for booking flights with Flying Blue points.

BOTTOM LINE: While the only relevant flight out of the US is Boston, 25% off is still better than nothing and will land you in Europe (or Northern Africa) for 93,750 miles + around $500 in Business Class.

Insider’s View Episode 8 – Fiona Briers

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Episode 8 of Insider’s View comes from Fiona Briers who runs the brilliant Bright Solutions in Vietnam. The work they do to empower women and produce gorgeous handicrafts is fabulous. She’s been here almost 9 years so I’d say she...

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SEE TEFL Course Interview with Mandy from Mexico

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

A few months ago, I visited SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai to take a look at their brand-new school building in Chiang Mai. SEE TEFL is of course the TEFL school I attended when I arrived in Thailand around four years ago to get trained to become an English teacher. During my visit I had […]

How to organise your own trip and travel on a budget?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

You want to see the world, but your earnings and budget don’t allow you to travel? You listen with envy to your friends who tell you about their adventures abroad and you dream to be able to do the same in the future? You want to know how other people can afford to go to […]

Sony Xperia XZ1 First Impressions

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Xperia XZ1 is the new flagship Android smartphone recently launched into the market by Sony. Never having used an Android device before and curious to see how well the phone holds up, I decided to take a closer look and put together a post about how I got on. I’ve....

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8 Must See Sites In The Beachside Resort Of Nha Trang

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

If you enjoy leisurely days at sparkling beaches, delicious Vietnamese cuisine, or underwater adventures in coral reefs, Nha Trang is the spot for you to travel. Known as the most appealing beachside resort-town in Vietnam, Nha Trang Bay has an interesting history and a wide variety of activities to enjoy in and out of the […]

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14 Inspiring Campervan Experts and Their Advice for You

14 Inspiring Campervan Experts and Their Advice for You

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If van life is even remotely interesting to you, you’ll certainly want to read these 14 inspiring and unique stories of people that are making life on the road a reality. From a converted ambulance and an old school bus, to a seriously luxurious campervan and a classic RV, these unique tiny homes are going to blow your mind. These interviews prove that anyone can make van life a reality - whether you’re a digital nomad, a small business owner or a family of five. Each person we interviewed shares the ins and outs of life on the road as well as how they afford their lifestyle.

Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Located on the bank of Perfume River, this city is the capital of Thua Thien Hue province, 700 kilometers to the south of Hanoi. Although you can visit Hue at any time of the year, the most charming season is surely from March to August, especially March through April when the temperature is at its […]

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What to do in Bangkok: Unique and Cheap Things You Won’t Want to Miss

What to do in Bangkok: Unique and Cheap Things You Won’t Want to Miss

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you’re bored in Bangkok, something's wrong with you! There are endless fun things to do in this ever-growing city. We created a list of top activities that you shouldn’t miss while visiting Bangkok. Some are super touristy (yet still worthwhile), like the Grand Palace and Khao San Road, but some are hidden gems, like an amazing Tuk Tuk Food Tour and an off-the-beaten path floating market. Whether it’s your first time in Thailand or you already have your favorite Soi, this guide is for you!

Experience North India

by Teresa Christianson @ WanderTours

Looking for our India tour(s)? We’re so happy you landed here! We’re currently working on our latest itineraries and if you contact us, we’ll let you know as soon as they get posted to the website. Our next adventure is planned for the fall of 2018. What can you expect from one of our tours? […]

How to Lose Upper Body Fat

How to Lose Upper Body Fat

by @ How to of the Day

Losing fat from the upper half of your body requires a few different approaches. You’ll need to do some cardio workouts to burn fat. Exercise your chest and arms and your back to emphasize your muscles and get rid of pesky back fat. And eating a healthy diet can make sure your hard work in the gym doesn’t go to waste.

Ukrainian International Airlines: Why I don’t want to save money on flights anymore

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Ukrainian International Airlines are one of the top airlines that fly between Thailand and Europe and because of their prices many people choose to holiday in the tropics. Expats from many countries very often use deals and promotions from UIA to visit their families, or to go for a short break to their home countries. Prices are […]

Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam

Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam


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Country Travel Advice and Advisories from the Government of Canada

Required Documents to complete Application for Vietnam visa On arrival

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

Which kind of documents required to be provided to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival? Find the answer here.

Go Wild in Mayo along the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

The stunning region of Mayo (situated on Ireland’s western seaboard) is renowned for its remote, wild landscapes and spectacular coasts along the Wild Atlantic Way. In this article I’m going to take you through some of the best things to see and do along the Wild Atlantic Way. Perfect setting....

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Discover: Japan

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Good things come in threes — and in Japan, the list includes views, castles, gardens, mountains, hot springs and giant Buddha statues.

Local Destinations To Explore In 2018

by Sophie Baker @ Travelstart Blog

Visit some of South Africa’s lesser-known local destinations for a holiday that rivals any big-ticket overseas trip.
Overseas holidays are amazing experiences,…

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Discover: Jakar

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A cypress tree outside Kurje Lhakhang monastery in Jakar, Bhutan is claimed to have grown from Guru Rinpoche's walking stick.

How to apply Vietnam visa for citizens of New Zealand - Detailed Guide

How to apply Vietnam visa for citizens of New Zealand - Detailed Guide


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Do New Zealanders need a visa for Vietnam? Can New Zealand citizens apply for Vietnam visa online? FAQs about Vietnam visa in New Zealand? Get answers here!

Fine Arts Museum

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Hooker Valley Track – Mount Cook National Park

by sarahkennerley@gmail.com @ Sarah Sees The World

While I was touring the South Island with Wild Kiwi last week, four of us from the tour decided to walk the Hooker Valley Track on our free afternoon in Mount Cook National Park. We were told it would take around 3.5 hours return from our accommodation at Mount Cook Lodge, but already having painfully sore calf muscles from a 6 hour hike up Isthmus Peak in Wanaka two days earlier, I was relieved to find it was actually much shorter. The Hooker Valley Track is mostly flat and an easy walk to a lake with icebergs and views of Mount Cook where the Hooker Glacier is breaking off. When we were dropped off at the start point by our tour guide we were already surrounded by snow capped mountain vistas and initially the terrain is quite rocky and not all that interesting. The hike includes three high swing bridges over the green and […]

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Ireland Women-only Tour

by admin @ WanderTours

This 13-day women-only tour highlights the very best of Ireland and includes visits to some of the country's absolute highlights such as the Ring of Kerry, a visit to the Aran Islands, a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone and sightseeing in Dublin, Galway and Killarney.

Uber Taxi Vietnam Review Promo Code

by Phuquocisland @ Phu Quoc

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Review of Uber Taxi Vietnam – Promo Code (uberPhuQuoc) for Free $15 Ride Included This may sound too good to be true – free Uber Taxi rides, $15 credit to take taxi anywhere in Vietnam (Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City), no taxi booking fees, $1 discount off UberTaxi fares, 25% discount off UberTaxi fares. Initially I felt the same ... Read More

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Vietnam Travel Guide: Phong Nha Cave – Ke Bang National Forest Guide

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Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is located in the Bo Trach and Minh Hoa districts in the center of Quang Binh province. The park is bordered by Laos in the west. The road distances are about 500 km south of the capital Hanoi and 260 km north of the port city of Da […]

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Full guide for foreigners to extend Vietnam Visa

by Hanh Pham @ Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

What is Vietnam Visa Extension? How to extend visa? What to prepare for Vietnam Visa Extension? Details can be found here!

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Vietnam in spring – Best places to go

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

You will never regret when visiting Vietnam in spring! If you wonder which places are the most beautiful in our country during this season, don't hesitate to collect all information in this article.

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Top 10 Sights In Hoi An Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

The historic city of Hoi An is on the central coast of Vietnam and was a major international trading port up until the 19th century. Hoi An has much to offer for tourists: excellent cuisine, ancient ruins, sandy beaches, great shopping, and enough historic buildings to make it a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s one of the […]

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A complete guide to the islands and best diving in Zanzibar

by Aislinn Corbet @ Travelstart Blog

Zanzibar is a carefree island paradise where the scent of vanilla and cinnamon lingers in the air and white-sailed dhows leave shimmering trails in the turquoise Indian…

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Taking a Scenic Flight over Franz Josef Glacier

by sarahkennerley@gmail.com @ Sarah Sees The World

This week I spent two nights in Franz Josef with Wild Kiwi. It’s a small, two street town in New Zealand’s South Island with beautiful mountain views, the continual drone of helicopters, and with the exception of the Kiwi Conservation Centre staff, pretty much everyone has a foreign accent. Mount Cook and Franz Josef glaciers are in the nearby mountains attracting tourists. Both glaciers come down to within 300m of sealevel, are surrounded by rainforest and are rapidly receeding – Franz Josef Glacier has lost about 800m since 2008. With a full day of free time there to explore, what I really wanted to do was get up close to a glacier. Probably the cheapest way to do so is to walk up to a viewpoint for Franz Josef Glacier which takes about 1.5hrs return from a carpark. Lilian and I however took the ‘YOLO’ attitude and decided to see it […]

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9 places to see in Pai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Pai is a small town in the north of Thailand. For years it’s been popular with yoga, Thai massages, vegetarian cuisine and nature enthusiasts, who value healthy lifestyle and relaxation over the noise and chaos of a city. It was once a favourite hang out place among the hippie crowd and only recently it gained popularity […]

Can an airport lounge membership save you money?

by sarahkennerley@gmail.com @ Sarah Sees The World

It’s a trap that’s easy to fall into: once you’ve experienced what it’s like to have an airport lounge membership it’s very hard to opt out again. After several years of free passes and a gifted membership, last year I found myself without access to Air New Zealand’s Koru Lounge and associated member benefits. Sitting at the gate to wait for your flight without the glam feel and perks a lounge brings suddenly feels a lot less glam. There are generally four ways you can gain access to an airport lounge: Pay for a business-class (or better) ticket Improve your airline status to Gold or higher. This means frequently flying with the same airline rather than purchasing the best fare available Travel with someone who is a member Pay for a membership My Westpac credit card meant no joining fee and a $125 discount on the annual fee for Air New Zealand’s Koru airport […]

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Photo Gallery: Charleston, SC Snowmageddon / Snowpocalypse 2018

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

Charleston, South Carolina got around 5-6" of snow on January 4, 2018. Here are a few pictures and videos of what it looked like:

Etihad Executive Trying To Beat Round The World Flying Record

Etihad Executive Trying To Beat Round The World Flying Record

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

This is awesome. I didn't realize this was a record, though now that I do, I'm totally going to try to break it. On Sunday Andrew Fisher, who is Etihad's VP of Fleet Planning and a self proclaimed aviation geek, will start a round the world trip that he hopes will set a world record. Specifically, he'll be flying from Shanghai to Auckland to Buenos Aires to Amsterdam to Shanghai, which covers a distance of 24,885 miles.

The record? If all goes as planned, he'll beat the current 55 hour record for flying around the world by about three hours. That's really damn impressive. If you assume planes fly an average of 500 miles per hour, it doesn't get much more efficient than that.

For anyone wondering, here are the previous records that were set for round the world flying, per The National:

How to Build an Igloo

How to Build an Igloo

by @ How to of the Day

While the Eskimo or Inuit word "igloo" can represent many kinds of habitations in a snowy environment, this article describes what most people imagine when they picture an igloo: a dome-shaped structure built from blocks of snow (also referred to as a snow house). A properly constructed igloo can have an inner temperature ranging from to , even if the temperature outside dips to ! Building an igloo is relatively simple, and can be done over the course of a few hours. All you need is the right kind of snow and some know-how, and your igloo will be sure to impress.

How Much Money Do I Need For Hong Kong?

by Guest Travel Writer @ Travel Happy

Hong Kong has it all – heavenly food, high-octane nightlife, striking architecture and top shopping all laced with heaps of culture and tradition. There are plenty of ways to spend a fortune, but Lee Cobaj explains how Hong Kong doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive Hong Kong © barbara-pictures Compared to its SE Asian neighbours, […]

What with Vietnam visa if I’m far from the Embassy

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

I wanna obtain a Vietnam visa. But my place is far from the embassy. I’m in George. Do I have any other option? Please advise.

Living in Krakow as an expat: pros and cons

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

When we decided to move to Poland I knew that I wanted to live in Krakow. I had visited the city a couple of times before and I thought it was a magical, lovely place, full of history and a lively international expat scene. We have been here for over 4 months. Living in Krakow was […]

A Q&A with Bonnie from Santa Fe’s Kakawa Chocolate House

by admin @ WanderTours

A meal isn't complete without a bite of good dark chocolate...and now there is medical research detailing how healthful it is for us!

Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

The Hall of Skulls at Monsopiad Cultural Village outside Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia features 42 skulls of enemies, all killed by the warrior-hero Monsopiad.

Connecting you to the local experience – My day out with Inspitrip

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Well, I haven’t been out on a trip for quite a while. (I think the last one was with Saigon Treasure Hunt) The main reason is, I’ve been totally flat out writing and editing the second edition of my book...

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The Most Beautiful Cafés in Chiang Mai

by Christopher Grabinski @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai is a city that offers the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. After a couple of exhausting day trips into the mountains or other thrilling, action-packed activities, there’s nothing better than taking a deep breath and just do – well – nothing. Sure, a spa day with massages, manicures, pedicures and facials is […]

DIY Campervan Conversion on a Tiny Budget in Less Than 1 Week

DIY Campervan Conversion on a Tiny Budget in Less Than 1 Week

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If taking a road trip in a campervan or RV is a dream of yours, we have everything you need to know to turn this dream into a reality. This article is chock-full of tips and all the steps needed to make your own DIY campervan conversion on a small budget! Learn how to build a bed frame and make your own working kitchen, even if you’ve never built anything before!

Delta Cracks Down On Emotional Support Animals

Delta Cracks Down On Emotional Support Animals

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

There's no denying that many people take advantage of the generous emotional support animal policies in the US. It's quite easy for people to claim that their pets are actually emotional support animals, as a way of circumventing rules prohibiting pets.

There's no place this is more obvious than on planes. In addition to people pretty frequently bringing their dogs on planes, we've seen all kinds of other animals brought on planes, including ducks, pigs, etc. It looks like one US airline is cracking down on this loophole.

Delta is adding new restrictions for those traveling with emotional support animals as of March 1, 2018. They report that they carry about 700 emotional support animals per day, or about 250,000 annually. Here's how Delta describes the problem, as they see it:

Home sweet home: Find your dream place in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

The first thing which you need to do when you come to live in Thailand is to find a good place to stay. It’s a stressful process for those, who want to settle here for the first time, but despite what you might think, finding an apartment, or a house in the Land of Smiles […]

How to Wash Toms Shoes

How to Wash Toms Shoes

by @ How to of the Day

Toms shoes are comfortable and fun to wear, so they're probably going to get dirty from a lot of wear. You can wash them by hand using a simple cleaning solution, or you can pop them in your washing machine. Let them air dry – the dryer can ruin the fabric. If you need to freshen up the leather soles, mix up your own deodorizing powder.

District Eight’s Marcus Loke’s Life In Furniture Production

by Vietcetera @ Vietcetera

[Article] Read the full story about Marcus Loke here

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32 Easy & Creative Travel Photography Tips

32 Easy & Creative Travel Photography Tips

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you want to improve your photography skills so you can take better travel photos, you've come to the right place! Whether you’re a total newbie to taking pictures, or you’re an experienced photographer trying to polish your skills, this article is full of photography tips and hacks for people of all levels. 

Currently // The aftermath of a multi-month adventure

by sarahkennerley@gmail.com @ Sarah Sees The World

It blows my mind that I have a UK bank account and passport as well as New Zealand ones. I can get off a flight, rock straight through customs, use my Oyster Card on the Tube, walk into a bar in London and pay with a local bank card. I spent my last few days in London in late August wondering why I don’t live there. I cycled along canals on a Boris Bike, walked through parks as people sunbathed and enjoyed picnics, ate at amazing restaurants, and drank outside at pubs with good people. But surely it’s possible to somehow have the best of the travel and home worlds, regardless of how isolated this country is? Because I also love living in Wellington right now. I also start to struggle with the pace of long-term travel, perhaps even becoming anhedonic. I want to be where my friends and family […]

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Intoxicated British Airways 777 Pilot Removed From Flight

Intoxicated British Airways 777 Pilot Removed From Flight

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

As much as there are aspects of British Airways that I don't love, I've always had the utmost respect for the professionalism of their pilots. They have one of the best safety records in the industry, and I've always gotten the sense that their pilots take their jobs very seriously.

Of course one bad apple doesn't reflect the rest of them, but there's a disturbing story about Thursday's British Airways flight from London Gatwick to Mauritius. The Boeing 777 was scheduled to operate BA2063, and ended up leaving over 2.5 hours late.

That's because one of the two first officers on the flight -- a 49 year old man from Harmondsworth -- allegedly boarded intoxicated. British Airways has issued the following statement regarding the incident:

What is so great about Vietnam?

by Hoa Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

There is no wrong reason to visit a country, and no matter what lights up your day, you have plenty of destinations to choose from. However, Vietnam will offer you everything from above and more.

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Expat English Teacher on Phu Quoc

by phu quoc @ Phu Quoc

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  Teaching English On Phu Quoc Island Teaching English on a tropical island… it is what most millennials who travel abroad dream of.  Here is one living that dream.  Meet Thomas from Holland. For the past 3 years he has lived in Saigon however  this year he wanted to try something different and live on the paradise archipelago of Phu ... Read More

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These countries just made getting a visa easier

These countries just made getting a visa easier


The Independent

A number of long-haul destinations have made it easier for UK citizens to pick up tourist visas, making booking a visit that much easier. From slashed prices in Uganda to card payments in Zambia, find out how these countries are trying to make tourist trips smoother.

What Customers Are Saying? Testimonials, feedback from our clients – Reviews by 2016

by administrator @ Vietnam Impressive

Testimonials 2015 Testimonials 2014 Testimonials 2011 Testimonials 2008 Testimonials 2017 Testimonials 2013 Testimonials 2010 Testimonials 2007 Testimonials 2012 Testimonials 2009 Home Vietnam Impressive on press www.telegraph.co.uk www.vietnamimpressive.com is on Sunday Telegraph – one of the UK’s most important national newspapers. www.tripadvisor.com We are now on the world largest unbiased travel forum ready for your reviews. […]

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Guide to the Holi Festival in India

by Zaytoon Hanief @ Travelstart Blog

The Holi festival is the colourful spring celebration that takes place every year around the vast cities and villages of India and signifies the triumph of good over evil!…

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Long-term visas to Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

If you are reading this post, it means that you’re either moving to Thailand, or you would like to move. I am sure that you’ve searched the Internet and you’re still confused which visa to choose. Long-term visas to Thailand is not an easy subject. You need a lot of patience and have quite a […]

Testimonial 2018

by huyen @ Vietnam Impressive

Testimonials 2015 Testimonials 2014 Testimonials 2011 Testimonials 2008 Testimonials 2016 Testimonials 2013 Testimonials 2010 Testimonials 2007  Testimonials 2017 Testimonials 2012 Testimonials 2009 Home Vietnam Impressive on press www.telegraph.co.uk www.vietnamimpressive.com is on Sunday Telegraph – one of the UK’s most important national newspapers. www.tripadvisor.com We are now on the world largest unbiased travel forum ready for […]

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72 hours in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with Malaysia Airlines

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Explore Kuala Lumpur, one of the most developed and fascinating capital cities in Asia. Is it all possible to visit within 72 hours? You must think I’m crazy! You’d probably be right, but taking one of Malaysia Airlines’ twice daily flights from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur International Airport actually....

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Cathay Pacific Expected To Add Nonstop Flights To Cape Town

Cathay Pacific Expected To Add Nonstop Flights To Cape Town

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Despite their financial struggles, 2018 will be a big year of expansion for Cathay Pacific. Just a few weeks ago Cathay Pacific announced that they'd be adding 4x weekly nonstop flights between Hong Kong and Washington Dulles as of September 2018. This is Cathay Pacific's first scheduled Airbus A350-1000 route (though I'm sure there will be others before then).

It looks like Cathay Pacific will shortly be announcing another cool new route. Danny Lee at the South China Morning Post reports that Cathay Pacific will shortly be announcing a new nonstop flight to Cape Town, South Africa.

The service will be year-round and operate nonstop from Hong Kong, launching before the end of the year. While it hasn't been announced, I would guess that Cathay Pacific will use an A350 for the route, featuring business class, premium economy, and economy.

Hotel Calls Out “Influencer” For Asking For Free Stay, Bans All Bloggers

Hotel Calls Out “Influencer” For Asking For Free Stay, Bans All Bloggers

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

I find this to be an interesting situation. Let me start by saying that I've been blogging full time for 10 years now. A vast majority of my travel is self funded. Not once (at least that I can recall) have I reached out to a brand and asked for something for free in exchange for exposure. On some occasions I've received things comped, though it's extremely rare, and only when companies reach out to me, and I always disclose it. I'm fortunate that I have a business model that works for the blog, so free travel just isn't what I'm after. I'd rather pay for my own travel and provide you guys unbiased reviews.

That being said, I do think it's important to acknowledge that there are tons of influencers who are looking for free travel, and some even get paid by brands for featuring them. I don't fault them one bit, because the reality is that companies are willing to spend tons of money to work with them. Personally I think companies somewhat overvalue the exposure, but the point is that this has become a pretty standard and legitimate thing, and many brands like when influencers reach out to them and propose ways to collaborate. 

With that in mind, there's an interesting and sort of crazy story of what unfolded between a Dublin hotel and an "influencer," per the Independent.

One Day in Da Nang: The Essential Guide

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

My digital nomad life led me to Da Nang – one of the rapidly developing cities in Vietnam. I chose it mostly because it was by the sea and the internet was supposed to be good. I expected it to be different than Thailand, but I didn’t expect it to be so fascinating and beautiful. […]

Viva a Vida: Where to Eat, Drink & Live like a Local in Lisbon and Surrounds

by Michele Fry @ Travelstart Blog

You’ve heard the lingo and been hooted at by a tram. You’ve tasted a traditional dish (so you thought) and the castles and cathedrals are beginning to look the same.…

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From Sweden To Phu Quoc With Love

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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  From sweden To Phu Quoc with love We recently caught up with a newly engaged couple from Sweden who visited Phu Quoc in 2017.  The following is their account of the island. Interview Tell us a little about yourself. Who are you and where are you from? → My name is Mikael Bellon and my fiances name is Sarita Sihvonen, ... Read More

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Where is it Safe to Travel in the Middle East?

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

The Middle East is a vast region that spans a couple of continents, from parts of Asia, through the Sinai Peninsula, to portions of Northeastern Africa. Home to some of the world’s most glorious natural landscapes, it’s also considered a rising travel destination. The architecture is also one-of-a-kind. Pyramids, temples and structures that are so […]

A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Vietnam is a fabulous country that sings harmonies of the wild jungle and the people that venture through it. That is a destination that you must visit at least once in your life if you seek adventure. One of the most desired places to stay in Vietnam for both foreigners and locals alike is Da […]

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How To Plan a Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Trip

How To Plan a Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Trip

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

It's easier than you think to plan a sustainable trip. You don't need to book an ecotourism resort with a hefty price tag or volunteer in a remote village for weeks on end. Any type of traveler can plan a sustainable vacation if you know where to start. In this article, we'll walk you through practical and easy ways you can plan a sustainable trip.

United Introducing Premium Plus (Premium Economy)

United Introducing Premium Plus (Premium Economy)

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

As of now the details are limited, though Wandering Aramean is reporting on an internal United memo regarding the introduction of a true international premium economy product. It looks like United's new premium economy product will be called Premium Plus, and it will be introduced later this year. Here's all we know so far:

"Introducing United® Premium Plus

International premium economy is coming.

Later this year, we’ll begin to introduce United’s Premium Plus. Available on select international flights, United® Premium Plus will give you more space, comfort and amenities. The seats will be more spacious and you’ll enjoy upgraded dining on china dinnerware, free alcoholic beverages, a Saks Fifth Avenue blanket and pillow, an amenity kit and more."

12 Years Of Travel: Jawfish With Eggs, Derawan, Indonesia

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Indonesian Borneo has several islands with some great scuba diving – there are plenty of surprises waiting underwater Jawfish with eggs, Borneo 2 June 2010, 5 Years Ago This Week: Jawfish are one of my favourite sea creatures – they live in vertical tunnels dug in the sand and peer out over the top with […]

Short & long-term Vietnam Business Visa for Indian citizens

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

Every Indian passport holder is obliged to apply for Vietnam visa before entering this country for any purposes. For those who want to work or start business in Vietnam, owning a Vietnam business visa can also mean that you don’t have to apply for work permit, which is more time-consuming and intriguing.

SEE TEFL course interview with Hailey from America

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

A few months ago, I visited SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai to take a look at their brand-new school building in Chiang Mai. SEE TEFL is, of course, the TEFL school I attended when I arrived in Thailand around four years ago to get trained to become an English teacher. During my visit, I had […]

My First Flight On The Bombardier CSeries

My First Flight On The Bombardier CSeries

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

We've seen a lot of new plane technology lately. In the widebody market there's the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787, which are fuel efficient and lower capacity than many of the planes they replace, and they've made a lot of new routes viable. We've also seen advancements in the narrowbody market, with the Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A320neo, which are more fuel efficient and longer range versions of their predecessors.

There's one other disruptive plane that has been introduced in the past couple of years, which I had the chance to fly for the first time yesterday. Specifically, I'm talking about the Bombardier CSeries (Swiss was the launch customer, and they operated their first CSeries flight in July 2016). This jet is a bit smaller than the 737, so it fills an interesting gap between the 737/A320 and the regional jet market. There are two versions of the plane -- the CSeries 100 and CSeries 300. In Swiss' configuration, these planes feature 125 and 145 seats, respectively.

How to Get a Vietnam Tourist Visa | BEFORE Travel

How to Get a Vietnam Tourist Visa | BEFORE Travel


BEFORE Travel

So you’ve done it. You have finally booked your tour to one of the most incredible, diverse and stunningly beautiful countries on the planet. Before you start salivating about Vietnamese coffee or googling ‘how do you say thank you in Vietnamese’, you’ll need to get the Vietnam tourist visa. Don’t worry, it’s easy! Almost everyone …

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