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Do you think this hotel overreacted to an influencer’s ‘free stay’ request?

by Diandra Soliano @ WanderLuxe

UK-based YouTuber and social media influencer, Elle Darby, says she had “nothing...

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Top 5 free things to do in Cadiz

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

While Cádiz isn't packed full of tourist attractions, it's easy to find plenty to do there -- and a lot of it is free!

25 Malta Pictures to Inspire You to Book Your Next Trip

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Have you been to the home of some of the oldest monuments on earth? Have you ever heard of this tiny rock in the south of Europe boasting 3000+ sunshine hours a year? If not, we hope that these 25 Malta pictures will inspire your next trip to the Mediterranean island. Hugged by rugged coastline, […]

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Why Istanbul City Break Should Be On Your Bucket List

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Looking for things to do on your next Istanbul city break? Then we are happy to report that there are endless amounts of things to do and see in the city! This fascinating ancient metropolis with a modern twist is packed full of indulgent cuisine, exceptional architecture, rich culture, friendly locals and great vibe. Istanbul […]

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Top 10 things to do in Portugal

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Portugal is an amazing place, full of delicious food and drink, amazing buildings, and cultural experiences. Listen to our top ten things to do in Portugal in this Portugal travel podcast.

How to get from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura, Spain

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Sometimes it makes sense to fly to an alternative airport and make your way to your final destination by ground transport. In the Canary Islands, if you're going to Fuerteventura, you might want to fly into Lanzarote.

Should I do a tour?

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Although we love to travel independently, sometimes a tour is the best way to see your destination. Check out our favourite tours for indie travellers.

“The Little King,” Le Petit Parisien: journal quotidien du soir, 25 October 1895

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

M. Rousseau, Governor-General of Indo-China, is on his way to France. We know that he was recently elected as a senator of Finistère. And since, on the eve of his departure from Tonkin, he went to visit the king of Annam in Hue, the rumour has circulated that this was a farewell visit, and that […]

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Santa Monica Mountains Hiking Map

by poster @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

As far as romantic relationships go, forget them My history of getting involved with women is a disaster zone. It doesn’t bother me; I accept it because, again, relationships don’t fit with wandering instincts. If I meet someone I’m up front about my lifestyle, I don’t tell any lies. Most of my friends have accepted my chosen path and many admit to being a little envious. Others treat my lifestyle with confusion and derision, unable to comprehend why I’m not chasing my tail -sorry, career – why I don’t have a mortgage and why I’m not pushing a pram around

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Travel Guide – Saigon City or Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnamese | Indie Travel Podcast

Travel Guide – Saigon City or Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnamese | Indie Travel Podcast


Indie Travel Podcast

Free online travel guide for Saigon City / Ho Chi Minh City. Travel amongst the Vietnamese and see the sites of Saigon.

Shopping in Melbourne, where to get your fashion fix

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

Melbourne is defined by its suburbs, and almost every suburb has it’s own shopping precinct. Shopping in Melbourne is like a sport all of its own, to go with the myriad sporting options every visitor to Melbourne should check out. Melburnians are no shrinking violets when it comes to fashion, with many of the country’s trends starting right here in Australia’s fashion capital. However, with so many options, from the biggest chain retailers to the smallest chic boutiques, from enormous shopping malls to suburban shopping strips, it can be overwhelming to know where to go to get what your looking for. To make your shopping experience a little less intimidating, here is a selection of the biggest, best and most popular Melbourne shopping precincts for you to check out during your visit. Bourke Street Mall, CBD Shopping in Melbourne, Bourke Street Mall (Source: Flickr/avlxyz) If you’re visiting Melbourne you’ll probably spend some time in the city centre, so why not start your shopping in the Bourke Street Mall. You’ll find Australia’s biggest department stores, Myer and David Jones, in this pedestrian and tram-only precinct, along with plenty of other big retail chain stores such as Sportsgirl and Zara. At the [...]

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Top Travel Destinations New Zealand

by editor @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

Top Travel Destinations New Zealand the locals do – by bus, train, tuk tuk, rickshaw or rented bicycle. Travelling on overnight buses and trains enables you to sleep safely; save the money you would, otherwise, have to pay for a hostel room; and, get to the next stop along your planned journey. Making friends along the way greatly enhances your overall travel experience. So, be brave. At the hostels, festivals, museums,wherever, meet and greet other travelers and locals; ask them questions regarding the food they eat and the things they do; participate in activities with them; even couch surf at

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Why the villa life is the best life

by Diandra Soliano @ WanderLuxe

It’s who we are: luxe nomads. And by those standards, we absolutely...

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There’s no escaping the passion for sport in Melbourne

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

The level of passion the locals have for sport in Melbourne is insane. Read the two major newspapers, listen to any talk back radio, or turn on the TV at pretty much any stage across the weekend, and chances are sport will be front and centre. I love my sport, I worked in professional sport in Melbourne for nine years, and even I get sick of the coverage. If there’s such as a thing as sports poisoning, then almost every Melbournian has a severe dose 12 months a year! If you’re a visitor to Melbourne with an interest in sport, you’ve come to the right place. At any time of the year you can check out some sporting event featuring the world’s best going at it. The number of world-class athletes who call Melbourne home and ply their trade here, plus the world-class athletes who visit with their clubs or for major sporting events is mind-boggling. So to try and cut through the clutter and confusion for you, here’s a comprehensive guide to sport in Melbourne. Australian Rules Football (AFL) Melbourne Cricket Ground With nine teams based in Melbourne and another one an hour away in Geelong, Australian Rules Football [...]

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Emperor Khai Dinh in France: A Victory for French Cuisine, Le Monde illustré 8 July 1922

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Our host, His Majesty Khaï-Dinh, Emperor of Annam, has on several occasions shown himself to be an Asian sovereign who knows how to appreciate European customs. At the time of his reception at the Hôtel de Ville, when he was obliged to sign the registers of honour, the Emperor, before taking his calligraphy brush as […]

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Soul search, ski or road trip? 5 travel ideas for 2018

by Avery Khuan @ WanderLuxe

Lots of annual leave days and no idea where to go? A...

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34 bite sized travel tips to make life easier

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

When you travel nomad-style, slowly moving from place to place, you very quickly learn plenty of travel tips to make your life just that little bit easier. Stopping and soaking up the culture of a place, rather than ticking tourist attractions off a bucket list, is very different to using your 3-4 weeks off work every year to lie on a beach at a resort. Whether you’re travelling alone, with someone else, or as a family like we do, you’ll very quickly learn what works and what doesn’t for you and your particular needs and circumstances. Our first destination when we left Australia was Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, and before we’d left our first hotel we’d made changes to the way we travelled. Your travel learning curve really is that quick! So, to give you a head start on things to think about for when you start travelling, or even if you’re already on your way, here are 34 bite sized travel tips to make you’re travel life a bit easier. Learn to be patient I must admit I get frustrated easily, and when travelling like we do, frustrating situations arise every day. From not understanding the language, [...]

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Swaziland: A safari setting like no other

by Michelle Lewis-Loubser @ Indie Travel Podcast

Swaziland may be the smallest country in the southern hemisphere, but it’s big on experiences. Read about how to make the most of your Swaziland trip.

Ho Chi Minh City travel guide. Travelfish.org

Ho Chi Minh City travel guide. Travelfish.org


Travelfish

Independent travel guide to Ho Chi Minh City, includes up to date information on guesthouses and hotels, attractions and advice on travel, timetables and more.

An Insider’s Look at Sled Dog Racing in Alaska

by Lisa Maloney @ Moon Travel Guides

Alaska really heats up in February and March, as some of the biggest sled dog races in the world kick off: the 1,000-mile Iditarod and Yukon Quest, and the fast-and-furious sprints of the Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship.

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How to Survive Bhutan’s Famous Naked Monk Dance

by Evan Purcell @ Indie Travel Podcast

Heading to Bhutan in late October? Don't miss the Naked Monk Dance in Bumthang, central Bhutan. Check out our Naked Monk Dance festival article for tips!

How to walk the Milford Track podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

The Milford Track is the most famous of New Zealand’s Great Walks — and for good reason. An easy track, wonderful scenery and birdsong, and good infrastructure make the Milford one awesome track. Learn how to prepare for the walk in our Milford Track podcast.

Economic Data & Reports | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

Economic Data & Reports | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam


U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

U.S. Government Resources Key Economic Reports 2015 Investment Climate Statement – Vietnam  (PDF-346 KB) 2016 Country Commercial Guide 2014 Human Rights Report (Section 7: Workers Rights) 2015 Special 301 Report (PDF-459KB) 2015 National Trade Estimate Report (PDF-1.67 MB) Trade & Investment Trade Balance with Vietnam USTR National Export Initiative Office of the United States Trade Representative (Vietnam page) Global Agricultural Information Network Export Finance Solutions Guide 2014 for U.S. Exporters (PDF-835KB) Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) IPR Toolkit Vietnam Stop Fakes: Protecting Intellectual Property Rights World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) homepage Other Government Resources Bureau of Economic Analysis Bureau of Labor Statistics CIA World Factbook FED Economic Research and Data Foreign Agricultural Service Databases USA.gov- Government Made Easy Other Resources Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Data on Vietnam Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom IMD World Competitiveness Scoreboard (PDF, 80KB) Transparency International (TI) Corruption Index United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Economic Growth & Trade Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) –Statistics World Bank Data – Gross National Income World Bank Doing Business survey World Bank Investment Report 2010 (PDF-2.1 MB) Treaties & Agreements Bilateral Trade Agreement Bilateral Trade Agreement – Chapter II: Intellectual Property Rights Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) with Vietnam (PDF-135 KB) Air Transport Agreement (2010 version) (PDF-3.9 MB) U.S.-Vietnam Copyright Agreement Maritime Agreement (PDF-313 KB) Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) (this treaty has not yet been ...

Our 4½ Month Southeast Asia Budget Backpacking Trip: All the Costs, all the Details

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

7 Countries47 Cities138 daysFor only $3081.30 eachThat’s $22.32 per dayAbout 156.29 per weekAnd $669.60 per month In this guide, I will share all the details of our Southeast Asia budget backpacking trip that included Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. The Map: Budget Backpacking Southeast Asia The Details and Itinerary:A 47 Cities Tour [...]

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Hue Guide

Hue Guide


Stray Asia

Former imperial capital of the Nguyen Dynasty, now UNESCO World Heritage Site, the town of Hue is a must-see for its complex of ancient royal monuments.

Best Travel Destinations In Your 20S

by editor @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

Best Travel Destinations In Your 20S If you remember rightly, in Chapter 7, I ran that quotation which came from an expert travel blogger; and, I directed your attention to the following industry personnel quotations on what “luxury travel” means to them. Once again, I ask that you please examine each carefully; then, also, look closely at my comments. Gareth Harding, Sales Director at The Cruise Line Ltd.: “It is travel without stress, pressure of time or daily routine, where your every need is pre-empted and your every expectation is met and exceeded.” While I think “anticipated” was the intended

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Where to Travel in 2018: Horoscope Edition

by Clare Haugh @ Moon Travel Guides

Not sure where to travel in 2018? Find out what the stars have in store for you…

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Top 10 things to do near Vilanculos Mozambique

by Sabine Behrmann @ Indie Travel Podcast

From diving to horse-riding; picnics on the beach to exploring the local market -- there's plenty to do in Vilanculos, Mozambique.

Southeast Asia Budget Guide (8 Months) How Much Will it Cost?

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you looking for a Southeast Asia budget guide? Great! We can help! Before our travels we surfed the net restlessly for a travel budget guide that will give us some sort of indication of how much money we need to save. By time we left London, we had around $11,000 (£9,000) between us in […]

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Printable Travel Maps of Vietnam | Moon Travel Guides

Printable Travel Maps of Vietnam | Moon Travel Guides


Moon Travel Guides

These free, printable travel maps of Vietnam are divided into six regions including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and the Mekong Delta.

Longquan Peach Blossom Festival // This is Chengdu, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

If there’s an art to attending a Chinese festival, I’m the dumb kid who eats the paint. Give me some time and I’ll be linking to a How To Successfully Attend a Festival in China article right here. But for now, I’ll admit that my attendance at the Longquan Peach Blossom Festival was a short-lived [...]

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Backpacking South Africa Budget Travel Guide 2018

by Ana Pereira @ The Broke Backpacker

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Shangli Ancient Village // This is Sichuan, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Shangli Ancient Village in Sichuan Province Shangli has been through a lot, but you wouldn’t know it from the peaceful feeling you get while walking its lanes. It’s one of 10 Chinese ancient villages in Sichuan province, but unlike its counterparts the village has been able to keep its authentic charm. How to get [...]

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Saigon’s Street Cats and Dogs

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

We judge a city based on a few critical factors: cuisine, transportation, museums, nightlife... and the cuteness of its street cats and dogs. And that last one is a category in which Saigon scores high. Check out some of the creatures we've met during our 91 days in the city. Which ones would you take home? You can only choose one!

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How to celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan

by Linda Smith @ Indie Travel Podcast

From early March to late May, Japan's gorgeous cherry trees are in bloom -- and the whole country celebrates! Learn how to celebrate the cherry blossom festival in Japan!

10 Best Hostels in Toronto (Updated for 2018!)

by Darren Griffiths @ The Broke Backpacker

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Why use public transport when travelling

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Travelling by public transport is an experience in itself when visiting a new city! Listen to our public transport podcast.

BRITTEN MUSEUM

by editor @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

Both Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears made it clear in their wills that they did not want the Red House, their Aldeburgh home from 1957, to become a museum: they were more interested in the future than in commemorating the past. The trustees of the Britten-Pears Foundation have of course respected their wishes. But the fact remains that admirers of their art are eager to see where and how the great men lived, and from time to time small groups and individuals are allowed to visit the house (as too are people associated with music-making in the Aldeburgh Festival, who

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Do-It-Yourself Walking Tour of Dalat, Vietnam – A Perfect Day in Dalat

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Signup for my weekly newsletter The first time I took Chopper Suey (my Chinese-made American cruiser bike) on a road trip, was to the sexy hills of Dalat. As we pulled into town, surrounded by pines and fresh cool air, I knew I was going to love the place. Formerly a retreat town for the [...]

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What to do in Tokyo

by Kaila Yu @ Indie Travel Podcast

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is one of the world’s most populous metropolitan cities and has been ranked as the 11th most expensive city in the world for expatriates. Formerly known as Edo, Tokyo is an urban city with an impressive skyline as well as museums, restaurants, theatres and clubs of international standards that, all […]

Environmental Issues in Patagonia

by Wayne Bernhardson @ Moon Travel Guides

Like other countries, Argentina and Chile suffer from environmental degradation, though not all indicators are negative. Here are a few of the concerns regarding environmental issues in Patagonia.

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Travel diary: Five months in New Zealand

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Five months in New Zealand (and about five weeks in Australia) have shown us that there's no place like home... and also, no place like the open road.

Saigon Map - Tourist map, city map and street map of Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam

Saigon Map - Tourist map, city map and street map of Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam


Vietnamitas en Madrid - tourist information about Vietnam and Southeast Asia

Map of Saigon. Plano Ho Chi Minh City. Street of the city of Ho Chi Minh. Vietnam

Attending a Ganga Aarti: how to worship the Ganges River in Haridwar

by Sebastian Wojnar @ Indie Travel Podcast

Haridwar’s Ganga Aarti has taken place nightly - rain or shine! - at Har-Ki-Pauri Ghat since 1910. Find out how to experience the Ganga Aarti for yourself.

Five luxury updates for your swimwear wardrobe

by Amanda Rushforth @ WanderLuxe

There’s nothing like a beach holiday (or cheeky Saturday down by the...

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“Excursion to Hue: Court, Palace and Tombs,” published for the Hanoï Exposition, 1902

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Marred by the usual colonial condescension and obvious ignorance of Vietnamese art and architecture, this French article of 1902 is published here in translation only for its interesting historic references and intriguing images Indo-China has experienced a definitive rise under the impetus of a very talented governor, Paul Doumer. The visitor to the Exposition in […]

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Top 10 things to do in Chile

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Chile is an incredible country, stuffed full of experience all the way down its considerable length. While there’s plenty to do in the capital of Santiago, if you’re looking for the best things to do in Chile it’s definitely worth venturing further afield. 1. Star-gaze in the Atacama Desert. With one of the clearest night […]

A Boat Trip on the Saigon River

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

During our visit to District 2's undeveloped Thú Thiêm neighborhood, we noticed a pier to which a few fishing boats were anchored. Interesting. A week later, we returned to try our luck. A fisherman met us on the pier, evidently clued in to what we might be proposing. And he was game.

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How to deal with travel stress

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Travelling can be stressful. But don't let travel stress ruin your journey -- use our seven tips for de-stressing on the road!

Kauai Hiking Maps

by poster @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

At Santa Domingo de la Calzada, the church spire towers over the town. I pass the albergue where I first stayed in 2002 and peer in. A few boots line the rack, an indication of how many are staying. I am taking a half day’s rest in the hotel, a treat for me, time to unwind after 140 miles in just over five days. I lie on the bed in a blast of air conditioning and wait for the sweat to subside. A few calories at the local restaurant with a glass or two of Rioja and I’m done for

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This Week in Travel: People’s eyelashes are freezing from the cold in Russia

by Diandra Soliano @ WanderLuxe

The real joy of a vacation is watching the world go to...

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Ushuaia Attractions

by Wayne Bernhardson @ Moon Travel Guides

Beneath the Martial range’s serrated spires, on the Beagle Channel’s north shore, the city of Ushuaia is both an end (the virtual terminus of the world’s southernmost highway) and a beginning (the gateway to Antarctica).

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Saigon at Night

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

Once the sun sets, taking the suffocating heat with it, Saigon turns on the lights and lets down its hair. Students meet to play cards at coffee shops, the bars fill up with both locals and tourists, and the city's innumerable old lady brigades claim their habitual seats on the corners. Whether we were getting drunk at hotpot joints with brand new best-friends-ever, strolling along the canal with dozens of dog-walkers, or zipping around on scooters while the city lights blaze by, some of our best Saigon memories came at night.

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How to celebrate Easter in Coleraine, Northern Ireland

by Leanne Dunlop @ Indie Travel Podcast

The Christian festival of Easter is celebrated widely across the North Coast of Northern Ireland. Find out how you too can celebrate Easter in Coleraine.

Things to Do in Bilbao. Top 5 Picks for Your Next Trip to Spain

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

The largest city in the Basque Country, Bilbao is the kind of place that pulls you in slowly with its subtle charms and welcoming people. This former industrial heavyweight of northern Spain has been reborn as a modern day destination for lovers of fantastic foods and contemporary art amongst other things. You will be surprised at […]

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Plan a 7-Day Cultural Tour of Belize

by Lebawit Lily Girma @ Moon Travel Guides

Belize is a cultural melting pot, where descendants of ancient civilizations and unique ethnic groups peacefully coexist. Immerse yourself through a cultural tour of Belize's food, music, museums, and activities with this 7-day itinerary.

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Your guide to the Calgary Stampede

by The Dime Travelers @ Indie Travel Podcast

The Calgary Stampede takes place over ten days every year in July and is located in Calgary, Alberta (Canada). Check out this guide to the Calgary Stampede for advice on accommodation, tickets, and food.

Saigon to Hanoi - our Vietnam travel guide

Saigon to Hanoi - our Vietnam travel guide


Travelling Apples

Follow our journey in this Vietnam travel guide so you don't get scammed or get sick, know where to go and travel by train in maximum comfort, plus more!

Ho Chi Minh City Map - TravelsFinders.Com ®

Ho Chi Minh City Map - TravelsFinders.Com ®


TravelsFinders.Com ®

Balloon fneze on Robertson Tomb One of the most copied funerary sculptures in the world is tucked away in the Jewish section of Pere-Lachaise. Little is known about Jacob Robles, but much is known about the sculptor, Auguste Preault. The Robles tomb sculpture, which became known as The Silence was sculpted by Preault in marble between 1842 and 1843. By 1861 the sculpture had become so famous that it was featured in an article inLe Magasin Pittoresque. The article reads in part, The roundel known as Le Silence was created for the tomb of Jacob Robles in the Jewish

Eating it Raw in the Largest Fish Market in South Korea – Jagalchi Market

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Busan’s Jagalchi Market (자갈치시장), the largest fish market in South Korea, has taken up two very different places in my memory. The first one is a very positive place, where the memories of incredible lunches, lively atmospheres, excitement and intrigue all sit. The second place is dark. It’s usually avoided at all costs. This memory [...]

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20 Best Hostels in Mexico City (Updated for 2018)

by Rachel @ The Broke Backpacker

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Massenet Première in Saïgon, 1900

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

From Le Ménestrel, journal de musique, 30 December 1900. A first in Saigon!  The new Saigon Theatre, a marvel of architecture inaugurated earlier this year, recently presented the première of La Navarraise, the poignant lyrical drama by Jules Massenet. Great success! Our brave soldiers, just returned from the campaign in China, were thus able to experience a […]

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Travel diary: A year of housesits and family time

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

It's been a year of slow travel for us -- lots of time housesitting and spending time with family. Check out our late-2017 travel diary.

Backpacking Germany Budget Travel Guide 2018

by Ana Pereira @ The Broke Backpacker

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Unusual Christmas Destinations: 17 Festive(ish) Travel Stories

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Christmas away from your home country can bring out all sorts of emotions. You either love it or hate it. But more often than not, unusual Christmas destinations become the funny tales that you remember over the turkey and a pint each Christmas. While we had a couple of extreme Christmas experiences in the past, […]

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Canadian movie producers have a reputation of being much better at finding duty loopholes than they are near finding audiences | stone island factory outlet us

by template @ Innovo.vn

Canadian movie producers use a reputation of being greater at finding taxes loopholes than they are in finding audiences, but the Corner Gas group has been unusually business minded. Last May, these people solicited $275,000 in efforts to the production as well as marketing budget from the crowd funding website...

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The AO Show at the Saigon Opera House

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

Built in 1897 by French architect Eugène Ferret, the Saigon Opera House is one of the most spectacular pieces of colonial architecture in the city. It’s worth visiting even if you’re not going to catch a performance, but we can recommend the AO Show, put on by the Luna Production Company.

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Pick Your Parade: How to Do Mardi Gras in New Orleans

by Margaret Littman @ Moon Travel Guides

Mardi Gras is New Orleans at its peak: colorful, over-the-top, and full of vibrant history and tradition. The festivities range from colorful street masks and costumes to balls: masquerade parties that occur at the end of a parade where the Mardi Gras royalty present themselves and party with their friends and the paying public.

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What to eat in Buenos Aires

by Craig Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

There's plenty of deliciousness to be found in Buenos Aires, and the city is finally shaking off its vege-unfriendly status. There's little of that here though. If "when in Rome, do as the Romans do" applies, then "When in Buenos Aires, eat these tasty finds" will certainly work too.

Kawiti Glowworm Caves, Northland New Zealand

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

However long you have to spend in Northland, New Zealand, a stop at the Kawiti Glowworm Caves is highly recommended.

How to spend half a day in Graz, Austria

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

From the Schlossberg to the Murinsel to the Hauptplaz -- and everything in between -- there's heaps to do in vibrant Graz. Check out our half-day itinerary for Graz, Austria.

Johannes Brahms Museums

by editor @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

BRAHMS MUSEUM A whistle-stop tour is very much in the spirit of Johannes Brahms’s life. He was a great traveller, mainly in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, but also to Italy and eastern Europe, nearly always in the cause of music or, if not, in the persuit of friendship. Travelling forms the main theme of the imaginatively conceived Brahms museum at Murzzuschlag, in Styria, where he spent two apparently idyllic summers (1884 and 1885). Some of the places with which he is associated, like Portschach in Carinthia and Altaussee in north Styria, he discovered while on tour or on holiday. Others,

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Jamaican Roots & Culture: 10-Day Itinerary

by Oliver Hill @ Moon Travel Guides

Delve into the pulsating cultural milieu that shapes and defines Jamaican society. The roots of Jamaican popular music will become vivid with this tour, designed to immerse visitors in the island’s singular musical gold mine.

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Best Travel Destinations For Your Zodiac

by editor @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

Best Travel Destinations For Your Zodiac How such an opportunity avails itself? At times, persons would go to the airline counter – or, someone on standby – and ask the airline personnel to check to see if a passenger (whose reservation had been confirmed) would be prepared to forgo travelling on that particular flight for a reward. I have seen that happen on a few occasions. In Puerto Rico, tourists bound for Anguilla via Sint Maarten – after a long and tiring commute from western USA – were, thereby, able to take a straight flight to Anguilla. The two retired

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How to get around Australia podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Australia is a land of huge distances, so choosing the right transport is a big deal! Find out how to get around Australia in our Australia transport podcast.

The first public motor vehicle in Indochina, 1901

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Published in La Dépêche coloniale illustrée, 15 April 1907 We publish here a photograph depicting the first public motor vehicle in Indochina, which was put into circulation here in Saigon in 1901 by a motor transport company whose engineer and director was M. V. Ippolito. The latter, now the agent-général of Établissements Peugeot in Indochina, […]

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How to celebrate Oktoberfest Tulsa

by Adam Cheshier @ Indie Travel Podcast

Heading to Oktoberfest in Tulsa? Here's everything you need to know about the festival, including how to get there and what to drink.

A Walk Along the Thị Nghè Canal

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

Running along a curvy, eight-kilometer course which defines the northern border of central Saigon, the Thị Nghè Canal is an attractive waterway lined with sidewalks and exercise equipment. A walk along either side of the canal is one of the most pleasant and popular ways to spend an evening in Saigon.

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How-to guide to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

by Beth Leslie @ Indie Travel Podcast

Want to know how to get the most out of the weird and wonderful Edinburgh Fringe Festival? Check out this guide for tips on what to do and see, where to stay, and how to get there.

BUDRIUNAS BROTHERS MUSEUM

by editor @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

The three Budriunas brothers played a central role in the Lithuanian choral tradition in the middle years of the last century. They were born in the small town of Pabirze, near Birzai in northern Lithuania, across the turn of the previous century, Motiejus in 1898, Antanas in 1902 and Bronius in 1909; all three were conductors and composers, but only Antanas remained in his native country, where he taught in Kaunas and Vilnius and died in 1966. Motiejus worked chiefly as an editor and teacher, and in 1944 settled in Germany, where he worked among Lithuanian immigrants and died in

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15 freelancer jobs to make money on the road

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

Being a freelancer is a recent phenomenon from a mass scale point of view. Once upon a time work and travel were mutually exclusive pastimes for almost everyone. You either worked or you travelled, but 99% of us really couldn’t do both. Of course back when I first travelled overseas I worked as a primary school teacher in London for two years, but that was different. I couldn’t just get up and live somewhere else one day just because I felt like it. I was living in London, in a bricks and mortar building I had to go to Monday to Friday, earning money by teaching little English kids how to read and write. Today things are much, much different. The freelancer community is exploding and the amount of people either leaving their jobs to freelance online, or negotiating with their employer to work from home or on their travels, is in the tens of millions worldwide. For many it doesn’t matter whether you’re in your home office or on a beach in the Bahamas, as long as you have a laptop and an internet connection you can do the exact same job to the exact same standards. Without any qualifications, [...]

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Travel Guide to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A Two-Day Itinerary - WanderLuxe

Travel Guide to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A Two-Day Itinerary - WanderLuxe


WanderLuxe

So before you lose out on all of Saigon's natural charm, it's time for a trip to our new favourite city and we've crafted the perfect guide to Ho Chi Minh.

A guide to 2017 Asia-Pacific festivals

by Nicole Leigh West @ Indie Travel Podcast

From fun-filled water fights to sparkling headdresses and nature’s finest displays of beauty, the Asia-Pacific region hits the festival circuit running in 2017. Better yet, festivals give you the perfect excuse to travel and experience the wonder of cultural displays! Are you ready for the adventure? Here’s a guide to 2017’s Asia-Pacific festivals. Songkran, Thailand […]

Beginner Tips – Cheap Travel Young People Travelling

by editor @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

Beginner Tips – Cheap Travel Young People Travelling If you are young and single, it might mean that you have to do some “minimalist living”, e.g., move back home to live with your parents in order to save what rent money that you were paying. If you are a high school or college or university student, use your student card to help your save money on your ticket; and, travel with it to ask for and get discounts abroad. If money is tight, carrying a tent; camping or sleeping in a car will help save you money. Travel with a

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6 Reasons to Budget Travel at Least Once in a Lifetime

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Since we turned our lives upside down back in 2016, budget travel has opened our eyes to so many things and made us appreciate the world around us more. Try it and you will see. It might be hard at times, but in the long run not only will it make you a travel budgeting […]

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10 Tips for Planning a Trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras

by Margaret Littman @ Moon Travel Guides

Let the good times roll. This motto is at the heart of Mardi Gras, where for a few blissful weeks people live life to the fullest. But your trip could flop without careful planning: luckily, here are 10 ways to make sure you have the perfect Mardi Gras.

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6 Lesser-Known Nashville Live Music Venues

by Clare Haugh @ Moon Travel Guides

They call it “Music City” for a reason: Nashville’s music scene is legendary. From live venues to indie studios, rowdy honky-tonks to intimate folk shows, this is where America goes to make music.

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Best Travel Destinations For 18 Year Olds

by editor @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

Best Travel Destinations For 18 Year Olds So, say you are flying to Thailand to be there in time for the monthly full moon party; but, you wish to travel overland to Laos and Cambodia, then fly from there home, it is imperative that you know whether this is circle or open jaw travel; and, find out what savings you might have as a result of the choice you will make. In my bloging your flights, always ask for discounts for yourself and for children, if any, especially any children between 2 and 11. Always travel off season. For example,

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Exploring Off The Beaten Path Hong Kong: Pai Tau Village

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Po Fook Hill, the 10,000 Buddha Monastery, and the hills around Pai Tau Village Sha Tin is not only great for immature puns (I Sha Tin your shoe), it also has some worthwhile attractions. You can check out the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, or the the oldest walled village Tai Wai, there’s also the [...]

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How to celebrate Surva in Pernik, Bulgaria

by Dianne Thomas @ Indie Travel Podcast

Every year, the town of Pernik in Bulgaria hosts Surva, the International Festival of the Masquerade Games. Get the most out of your Surva experience with this guide!

Tạm Biệt, Saigon!

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

Noise, pollution, rats, cockroaches, insane traffic, incessant honking, unhygienic street kitchens, non-stop construction, and drunken singers who belt out horrible karaoke late into the night... Saigon has all of this and more! So how is it possible, that Jürgen and I enjoyed our 91 days here so completely?

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10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

A Very Detailed Travel Itinerary Tours are for foo-ls. I tried my best to make that rhyme. While Vietnam may seem a little daunting at first, the country is not difficult to travel – especially if you have a great blog to aid you, with details on every leg of the trip, written by a [...]

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“Assassination of a King: Details of the Latest Annamite Intrigues” from Le Matin, 4 August 1883

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Kien-Phuc, nephew of Tu-Duc – The assassination of his predecessor – A palace revolution – Causes of our Expedition – The role of M. de Champeaux – The poisoning of Hiep-Hoa We know by dispatch of the death of the king of Annam, Kien-Phuc, who was aged just seventeen. Who was this sovereign? How had […]

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MapTrotting Christmas Advent Calendar 2017

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Join in the fun this December with the MapTrotting 2017 Advent Calendar! There’s a different treat waiting for you behind each door. Have a jolly festive season!

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“Monsieur Doumer, his Emperor and his King,” Figaro (Paris), 21 January 1898

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

The King of Cambodia, H M Norodom I, and the Emperor of Annam, H M Thanh-Thai, have just paid a visit to the Governor-General in Saigon. The stay of the old Khmer sovereign and the young Annamite emperor in the old capital of French Indo-China took place on the occasion of splendid week-long celebrations. Celebrations […]

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Flat whites and short blacks — a Melbourne coffee tour

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Melbourne is a city of coffee and cafes. We joined a Melbourne coffee tour with Context Travel for a morning of coffee and history.

Ho Chi Minh City Metro Rail System Project Underway: Line #1 (Blue Line) and Line #2 (Red Line)

Ho Chi Minh City Metro Rail System Project Underway: Line #1 (Blue Line) and Line #2 (Red Line)


AmCham Vietnam

Click on this link for the source document: Preparing the Ho Chi Minh City Metro Rail System Project, Technical Assistance Report, Oct 2006 (MVA Asia Limited), pdf file, 19pp. Click on the imag…

Gifts for travellers podcast (aka gifts we love)

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Listen to our travel gift podcast for tips about what presents to buy for travellers. We've received some awesome travel gifts over the years!

The checklist: How to pack for Burning Man

by Leigh Shulman @ Indie Travel Podcast

Packing for Burning Man, be it your first time or not, is an overwhelming experience. This what to pack list will help you be prepared for anything.

BREDICEANU MUSEUM

by editor @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

The town of Lugoj, in western Romania, is generally recognized as the country’s leading centre of choral music. It takes great pride in its musical heritage and has a Casa Muzicii, a museum in what was formerly the house of a leading composer and conductor, in which there are rooms and areas within rooms dedicated to the memory of the town’s eminent musicians (see Vidu and Barbu). Among these, Tiberiu Brediceanu has a strong claim to pre-eminence, for his activities stretched far beyond the confines of his native town. Born in Lugoj in 1877, he was involved in the foundation

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Pinterest Guide for Travel Bloggers. Tips and Advice

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you a Pinterest beginner looking to increase your travel blog exposure? Then our Pinterest guide for travel bloggers will help you understand the potential of this photo sharing search engine. So what is Pinterest good for? Ultimately, Pinterest is great for increasing traffic to your travel blog. But, it is also good for broadening your […]

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Maps Of Myanmar

by nubar84 nubar @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

Afer four hours we arrived at Kalaw’s pretty little railway station that looks like a Swiss chalet. Kalaw, originally another British hill station high in cool mountains, is a popular place from which to trek into the surrounding hills. It took fifteen hours to reach Thazi, and we arrived three and a half hours late. We wouldn’t have been so late if it had not been for the interminable stops the train made every few miles. The train ride had developed into a vegetable market. At each of the frequent stops a different vegetable specialty was on offer as well

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Max Brand Archiv und Museum

by editor @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

BRAND The Austrian composer Max Brand is remembered almost entirely for a single composition: his opera Maschinist Hopkins (1929), a kind of industrial, working-class counterpart to Lulu, which reached 41 theatres in four years and then – with the rise of Fascism and Brand’s flight to the USA – went into total eclipse until the 1980s. Brand, born in Lemberg (now L’viv) in 1896, lived in Vienna from 1924, left for America in the 1930s and returned to Austria in 1975, spending his last years in the small town of Langenzersdorf (he lived at ChiamanistraSe 10), an outer suburb of

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15 Best Hostels in Miami (Insider Guide • 2018!)

by Aaron @ The Broke Backpacker

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BOITO MUSEUM

by editor @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

The Parma conservatory, one of the premier institutions of its kind in Italy, is called the Conservatorio di Musica ‘Arrigo Boito’, and it is there that the eponymous composer and librettist is commemorated. Boito was not from Parma himself, but in 1889 he went there to take over the directorship of the conservatory from his ailing friend, Franco Faccio. Born in Padua in 1842, he studied in Milan; he enjoyed only one substantial success as an opera composer, with the 1875 revision of his Mefistofele. His Nerone, left incomplete after almost 60 years of intermittent struggle, was given only in

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BELLINI MUSEUM

by editor @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

The son and grandson of musicians, Vincenzo Bellini was born in 1801 in Catania, on the island of Sicily, in the shadow of Etna. The three-room flat in which his parents lived, on the first floor of the Palazzo Gravina Cruylias in the Piazza San Francesco d’Assisi, is now the Museo Belliniano. To judge from a manuscript account of his childhood, in the archive of the Museo, Vincenzo, nurtured by his father and grandfather, demonstrated remarkable musical precocity. When he was 18 he was granted a four-year stipend by the city council to study at the Real Collegio in Naples,

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8-Day Falkland Islands Travel Itinerary

by Wayne Bernhardson @ Moon Travel Guides

For visitors to southernmost Patagonia, the Falklands make an intriguing detour, but an inflexible one. The islands offer unique wildlife viewing opportunities. Colonies of Sea Lions, Elephant Seals, Penguins and other sea birds are a must-see for travelers.

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Work and travel? 10 pros and cons of freelancing on the road

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

While Sarah and I managed to accumulate a small pile of cash from selling everything we owned before leaving on our nomadic adventure, we knew we were going to have to work and travel if we wanted to do this for the long haul. Not only did we need to cover our travel expenses, but we also had two mortgages to service, and the rental income didn’t cover the repayments. When we got to Thailand, about five weeks into our trip, I managed to get a job teaching English in Chiang Mai. It was only 16 hours a week which gave me plenty of time to explore the area, but the pay was ordinary by Australian standards at $US9 per hour. That meant while I made enough to enjoy living in northern Thailand, it didn’t even come close to covering the mortgage repayments back home. It was during our two month stay in Chiang Mai that Sarah started working online as a freelance writer. She signed up to a couple of freelancing websites and began applying for writing jobs. Despite having no experience as a writer, in no time at all she managed to acquire several clients via Upwork. Initially [...]

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Money for travel podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Listen to our money for travel podcast for tips on saving for travel, making money while travelling, and how to spend less while travelling.

Nice travel guide: what to do in Nice, France

by Mandy Nicholls @ Indie Travel Podcast

Amazing beaches, delicious food, connections with France, Italy, and Monaco -- what isn't to love! Find out what to do, where to stay, and how to enjoy Nice, France, in our Nice travel guide.

The east coast of Tasmania is all about the beaches

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

The east coast of Tasmania is all about the beaches. The sand is a brilliant white and the water a magnificent crystal-clear blue that you usually see on travel brochures and postcards. The big grey rocks with splashes of bright orange act as the beach’s bookends, while the native bushland that often lines the beach’s edge remains virtually untouched. The beaches are not tropical. Instead they are rugged, wild and sometimes isolated. And despite the Great Eastern Drive from Orford in the south to St Helens in the north being famous the world over for its spectacular coastal views, you’ll often have the beach to yourself if you choose to stop for a swim or a walk. Anywhere else on Earth, and a coastline like this would be a magnet for hotel chains, global tourist operators and real estate developers. But for some reason Tasmania’s east coast remains a quiet, charming and relatively undiscovered corner of the world lined with quaint little towns and spectacular national parks. We spent five days exploring the east coast from our rental home in Four Mile Creek, a town consistently of exactly four streets, a children’s playground and a cricket ground. Our balcony overlooked [...]

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Backpacking Vietnam Travel Guide 2017 - Adventure Tips

Backpacking Vietnam Travel Guide 2017 - Adventure Tips


The Broke Backpacker

Backpacking Vietnam; the ultimate guide to exploring one of South East Asia's most mysterious and beautiful travel destinations...

Why Couchsurfing is perfect for couples

by Craig and Linda @ Indie Travel Podcast

Couples looking for accommodation will have slightly different priorities to other travellers. However, Couchsurfing is one of the best options, for everyone really, but especially for couples.

What to pack for travel with children

by Krystal Rogers-Nelson @ Indie Travel Podcast

Packing for travel with children is quite a different experience to packing for solo or couples' travel. Check out our packing tips for traveling with kids.

“Saigon Life,” from Société de géographie de Lille, January 1883

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Life in Saigon changes little from day to day. Indeed, it will be much the same tomorrow as it was today and yesterday. The days when the Messageries Maritimes courrier vessel arrives from France are without doubt the most interesting days for everyone in this town. The arrival of the courrier vessel within sight of […]

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15 Unique Travel Gifts for World Explorers

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for a friend, partner or relative who loves to travel? Fear not! We’ve compiled this unique travel gifts guide just for you, packed full of the best gifts to buy for travellers in 2017. Anywhere we go we’ll always seek out the more unusual and hidden places […]

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Top 5 things to do in London

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Delve into history, see a show, enjoy the parks -- if you find yourself wondering what to do in London, England, these five things to do are a great place to start.

How to get around New Zealand podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Want to know how to get around New Zealand? Check out our New Zealand transport tips in this NZ travel podcast.

BonBon Residences: Our Home in Saigon

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

For our 91-day trips around the world, there is no decision so critical as the apartment in which we'll be based. And I imagine that's especially the case in Saigon, where neighborhoods can be too loud, too touristy, and either too far or too close to the center. Happily, we couldn't have found a better home than BonBon Residences.

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Sidewalk City

Sidewalk City


University of Chicago Press

For most, the term “public space” conjures up images of large, open areas: community centers for meetings and social events; the ancient Greek agora for political debates; green parks for festivals and recreation. In many of the world’s major cities, however, public spaces like these are not a part of the everyday lives of the public. Rather, business and social lives have always been conducted along main roads and sidewalks. With increasing urban growth and density, primarily from migration and immigration, rights to the sidewalk are being hotly contested among pedestrians, street vendors, property owners, tourists, and governments around the world. With Sidewalk City, Annette Miae Kim provides the first multidisciplinary case study of sidewalks in a distinctive geographical area. She focuses on Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a rapidly growing and evolving city that throughout its history, her multicultural residents have built up alternative legitimacies and norms about how the sidewalk should be used. Based on fieldwork over 15 years, Kim developed methods of spatial ethnography to overcome habitual seeing, and recorded both the spatial patterns and the social relations of how the city’s vibrant sidewalk life is practiced. In Sidewalk City, she transforms this data into an imaginative array of maps, progressing through a primer of critical cartography, to unveil new insights about the importance and potential of this quotidian public space. This richly illustrated and fascinating study of Ho Chi Minh City’s sidewalks shows us that it is possible to have an aesthetic sidewalk life that is inclusive of multiple publics’ aspirations and livelihoods, particularly those of migrant vendors.

10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City: A Very Detailed Itinerary

10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City: A Very Detailed Itinerary


Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Truly, 10 days in Vietnam isn't enough, but this itinerary will insure that your 10 days will be packed with amazing food, mountains, rivers, and culture.

The Tomb of Lê Văn Duyệt

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

One of Vietnam's most cherished military heroes, Lê Văn Duyệt, is buried alongside his wife at a temple in Saigon's Bình Thạnh district. Constructed after the marshal's death in 1830, this religious complex provides an attractive place of quiet, in the middle of an otherwise chaotic neighborhood.

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South Mountain Park Hiking Trails Map

by poster @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

Viana, perched in a commanding position overlooking the city of Logrono, appeared two hours before I reached it. I had not stayed there before but it imparts lingering memories. The small town centre was quiet as I passed, looking for the Albergue Andres Munoz, tucked away down a side street near the ruins of the Iglesias San Pedro. The locals don’t emerge until around eight in the evening, when they eat and drink to their heart’s content during the cooler hours. I squeezed in the dormitory room, sharing with seven Italians. The room was stifling; a weak breeze drifted in

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The Warehouse Hotel: Checking into Singapore’s hottest hotel

by Aja Ng @ WanderLuxe

The much-fêted The Warehouse Hotel celebrates its first birthday this month, and in its...

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Guess where I 'm going next!

Guess where I 'm going next!


ArrivalGuides

Can't figure it out? Click here and get wander-fully inspired.

Vietnam Visa On Arrival – everything you need to know

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

The whole idea of a Vietnam Visa On Arrival approval letter seems a little strange to me. Having to apply and send money to a website you don’t know is legit, to get emailed an approval letter that must be presented at your arrival airports Visa On Arrival office (with more money) before you get your visa is a real leap of faith, especially for the inexperienced traveller. Given Vietnam was the first country we went to when we left Australia, we were about as inexperienced as you can get. But this is the process we went through and it worked out perfectly. What is a Vietnam Visa On Arrival As the name suggests, a Vietnam Visa On Arrival is simply when you’re issued with your visa when you arrive by plane, as opposed to organising it before you leave your country. You can go through your local Vietnamese embassy to ensure you have a visa before you leave your country if you prefer, but it’s more expensive, you’ll need to send your passport away and it takes more time. The bonus is you can just walk through customs on arrival without having to head to the Visa On Arrival office, [...]

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Adirondack Hiking Maps

by poster @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

Passing the Gumber Bothy, Stane Street carries on a south-west bearing through Eartham Woods but I leave it and turn north uphill. The leaves are just turning now but green still abounds, even in late October. An occasional deep green yew tree stands out, a solitary sentinel, keeping guard over its friends. I’ve slept under many a yew; their low-slung branches darken the ground and insulate. They can be so dense that even light rain cannot penetrate. The path is full of mystery. A friend walking up here one day spotted something unusual protruding from the ground and he bent

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Experiencing a Whale Watching Tour in Sydney

by Sarah Appleford @ Travelling Apples

One of my most memorable experiences during our travels has been whale watching.  To see these enormous creatures launch majestically into the water is incredible.  So when I was up to Sydney for work, I couldn’t wait to catch the last of the humpback whale season with Oz Whale Watching tours. Gathered at King St Wharf 9 at 8am, we were a group of about 20 people with cameras eager to catch a glimpse of a whale or two.  Once on board we headed out through the Harbour guided by our host Biggles.  Sydney of course put on perfect weather for our outing which enabled us to soak up many of her sights including Luna Park, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Luna Park on the harbour’s edge The impressive Sydney Opera house best seen from the water Biggles’ voice could be heard in the background as we cruised towards the heads, sharing a bit of history of Sydney and about the whales themselves. During this time of year the humpback whales are making their way south, and sightings of mothers with their newborn calves can be had. This leg of their journey is a little slower than usual so [...]

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Best Travel Destinations For 1 Week

by editor @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

Best Travel Destinations For 1 Week I did it when I lived in Metro Toronto. My WASP wife and I would drive down to Buffalo, USA, via Niagara Falls on a Friday or Saturday evening and drive back the following day. Just to refresh your memory, I originally arrived in Toronto in April 1971 with my Barbarian wife and my two and a half year old son after a three month stay in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at her grandmother’s. But, the marriage ended in 1980 after 14 years and I remarried. That’s why I make the distinction by referring to my

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10 awesome things to do in Melbourne

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

There are so many things to do in Melbourne it would literally take days to write a single article. So instead I’m going to choose 10 of the best that I believe you should do if you ever visit my home town. Melbourne has now won ‘The World’s Most Liveable City’ award, presented annually by The Economist, five years in a row. That’s an incredible achievement by anyone’s standards, but it’s easy to see why. No matter what you’re into there’s something for you to do, like dining in first-class restaurants, attending a wide range of sporting events in world-class stadiums, taking in a play or musical in gorgeous theatres, or experiencing masterpieces in our amazing arts precinct. There is of course just one problem with Melbourne, it’s expensive. There’s no escaping it, you’ll need a little money in your pocket to fully appreciate this city. But by using services like Couchsurfing, the free inner city trams, and free events that can be found at That’s Melbourne, you can definitely have a great time without breaking the bank. You could also do a free walking tour when you first arrive so you can work out where everything is and get [...]

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“The Court of Annam modernises,” Les Annales coloniales: organe de la “France coloniale modern,” 14 December 1912

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Packed with the usual colonial arrogance and assumptions of western superiority, this short 1912 article by Henri Cosnier sheds interesting light on French Governor General Paul Doumer’s policy towards the royal court in Huế The powerful breath of modernism carries off, one after the other, the sumptuous traditions of the court of Hue. The republican […]

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Hello world!

by theme-test @ Innovo.vn

Welcome to City Pass Guide Premium Templates Sites. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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20 Best Hostels in Reykjavik and Iceland (Updated for 2018!)

by Aaron @ The Broke Backpacker

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Blog, Publications - HISTORIC VIETNAM

Blog, Publications - HISTORIC VIETNAM


HISTORIC VIETNAM

Blog articles Take a look through these articles which have been posted on a weekly basis since November 2013. Some of them were published first in Saigoneer. Saigon’s American War Vestiges In Search of Saigon’s American War Vestiges American War Vestiges in Saigon – 60 Vo Van Tan American War Vestiges in Saigon – 606 Tran Hung …

FREE Vietnam Travel Guide - Destinations, food and travel in Vietnam

FREE Vietnam Travel Guide - Destinations, food and travel in Vietnam


MapTrotting

Have an epic trip to Vietnam with our FREE Vietnam Travel Guide. Download your copy now for top tips on food, experiences, transport and culture in Vietnam.

Hong Kong on the Cheap

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

How Not To Blow Your Wad In Hong Kong (it’s a poker term) The 2nd most expensive city in Asia, but there are plenty of ways to budget travel Hong Kong. While Hong Kong is generally raved about, it’s not typically a backpacker stop, mainly because it’s too damn expensive. I’ve seen a lot of [...]

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23 Things To Do In Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City): Top Attractions!

23 Things To Do In Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City): Top Attractions!


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Discover these 23 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest and busiest city in Vietnam. Don't miss these incredible attractions when you're there!

Kucoin Review • The No Bullshit Guide (Updated Jan 2018)

by Will Hatton @ The Broke Backpacker

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Saigon For 91 Days: E-Book Travel Guide | Saigon For 91 Days

Saigon For 91 Days: E-Book Travel Guide | Saigon For 91 Days


Saigon For 91 Days

We've now collected our experiences into an E-Book Travel Guide for Saigon, with all of our articles and over 280 full-color photographs.

How to spend one day in La Coruña podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

It's easy to spend a week or more in the Spanish seaside city of La Coruña, but one day is okay too! Check out our guide to how to spend one day in A Coruña, Spain.

My 13 favourite travel movies of all time

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

As someone who loves to travel, there’s something extra special about watching travel movies. I’m an enormous movie buff. I’ll watch almost any kind of movie, and even if it’s rubbish, find something to enjoy about it. As soon as I watch a really good travel movie, I want to head into my bedroom, get my backpack out, fill it up with clothes and head to the airport. Being inspired to travel by watching amazing travel movies is one of life’s great pleasures. Here is a list of my 13 favourite travel movies of all time. Apart from the common travel theme running through them all, they all have other concepts and ideas that conjures up an incredible sense of wanderlust whenever I watch them. The idea that it’s never too late to travel, it will change your life immeasurably, you’ll meet amazing people along the way, and that we should use every day we have to live life to the fullest, are so powerful they inspired me to sell everything I owned and set off on a nomadic adventure with my wife and son. So if you’re at home looking for travel inspiration, on the road with time to [...]

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24 Hours in Jerusalem 

by Craig and Linda @ Indie Travel Podcast

24 Hours in Jerusalem - After a brief visit, I've put together my perfect to do list for a short visit to Jerusalem.

Saigon For 91 Days: E-Book Travel Guide

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

Jürgen and I spent three months living in Saigon, officially known as Ho Chi Minh City. It was our first time in Southeast Asia, and we were blown away by the culture, cuisine and people of this metropolis. Zipping around the city on scooters, exploring the Mekong Delta, sitting on the curb for another bowl […]

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BEETHOVEN MUSEUMS

by editor @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

No composer is better served by museums than Beethoven. That is not surprising: almost universally seen as the greatest of the great during most of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th, and having slept in almost as many houses in central Europe as Queen Elizabeth did in England, he is clearly a strong candidate for widespread commemoration. There are in fact no fewer than 12 museums or memorial sites to Beethoven, in five countries. One of them is not exactly a museum to Beethoven: it is a museum to his mother. Maria Magdalena van Beethoven (as

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Where to Travel in 2018. Tried and Tested (15) Travel Destinations

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

New year, new destinations. So many of them! But fear not, we are here to help you decide where to travel in 2018! From exotic Japan to peaceful Oman, from white sand beaches in Greece to glaciers in Antarctica, we have a list of incredible places to keep you inspired all year long! These tested […]

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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Map - Vietnam Maps

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Map - Vietnam Maps


vietnam-guide.com

Ho Chi Minh is Vietnam's largest and most populated city. It is the heart of the country's commerce and the centre of culture. As the home of about 10 million people, one can expect this city to be bustling with energy. It is also the nation's entertainment hub

BRUCKNER MUSEUM

by editor @ TravelsFinders.Com ®

In Bruckner’s time and for several centuries before, the monastery of St Florian, near Linz in Upper Austria, huge, grand and powerful, dominated the region. It also dominated Bruckner’s life and his psyche, and it still possesses him today. Anton Bruckner was born on 4 September 1824, eight kilometres away, in what was even then the quaintly provincial Upper Austrian village of Ansfelden, the eldest son of the village The Red House at Aldeburgh schoolmaster and church organist. As a child he lived in the 17th-century school-house, nestled on a hillock just below the parish church, where, from the age

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Run For Your Visa

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

We had planned on staying in Vietnam for just three months, but when the time came to choose our next destination, we weren't quite ready to leave. After spending so much time in the south of the country, how could we neglect the north? Just one problem: our visas were set to expire. I've heard Cambodia is nice this time of year. How about we visit for a couple minutes?

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How to be a tourist in your own backyard podcast

by Craig and Linda @ Indie Travel Podcast

It's always possible to keep the travel mentality alive, by being a tourist in your own backyard! Listen to our local travel podcast for advice.

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