Vietnam Vacations

Sponsored
Ho Chi Minh Tour

Ho Chi Minh Tourist Info

Ho Chi Minh City

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Known to most as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a city of contrasts. The pace of life is frenetic, and yet the wide boulevards and parks help the city retain an air of calm. Classic French architecture competes for attention with brand new high-rise buildings. The port hosts vast tankers and cruise-liners while tiny […]

18 Amazingly Cheap Places You Should Travel to in 2018

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

Want to travel without breaking the bank? Then you’ll want to keep an eye out for those bargain destinations! The countries listed here are all among the cheapest places to travel, offering not just great value but also some of the world’s most magnificent sights and experiences. Grab your bucket list and read on… Save  Don’t forget to pin this […]

The post 18 Amazingly Cheap Places You Should Travel to in 2018 appeared first on Asia Locals | Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia - Myanmar - Thailand - Singapore - Malaysia - Indonesia and India.

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide 2018 | Ho Chi Minh City Tourism - KAYAK

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide 2018 | Ho Chi Minh City Tourism - KAYAK


KAYAK

Planning to visit Ho Chi Minh City? Discover how to get there, where to stay, what to do, where to eat and more, in the best guide to Ho Chi Minh City, from KAYAK.

The Best Advice For Your First Time Traveling Solo

The Best Advice For Your First Time Traveling Solo

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

I’ve been on so many solo adventures now that I am often quick to forget how daunting my first time traveling solo was. On my first trip, I embarked on the 30+ hour journey to Europe and made my way to Paris, Prague, Budapest and London. Since then, I’ve never thought twice about packing my bags and heading off on a trip solo. But there are so many things I know now that I wish I knew back then, like what to do when you catch the right train but in the wrong direction, or how to convince yourself you’re more adventurous than you really are. Below are my top tips to help you build the courage we both know you have to take your first solo adventure! 1. When packing: less is more The best piece of advice I was given before I set off on my first adventure solo was to pack my bags, take it all and cut it in half, then put only half back. The old saying “you can only wear one pair of jeans at a time” is remarkably true, moreover, your favourite pair of jeans is always going to be your go to. Anything […]

The post The Best Advice For Your First Time Traveling Solo appeared first on WORLD OF WANDERLUST.

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.

A perfect itinerary for your two-day Mekong Delta tour suggested by a local

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

The Mekong Delta, otherwise known as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, is a colourful display of various shades of green. Here in this water world, boats float in the lazy rivers, buffalos wander in the rice fields and ripe fruits adorn the trees. It is also here that visitors will get a true taste of […]

The post A perfect itinerary for your two-day Mekong Delta tour suggested by a local appeared first on Inspitrip Blog.

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.

14 Reasons Vietnam Is The Best Destination For Textiles Right Now

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Call me biased, but I say with conviction that Vietnam is the most unique and authentic country in South-East Asia. It has 54 distinct ethnic groups, many with their own language, lifestyle and long traditions that have been passed down through the generations. Between the tribal traditions, natural beauty of the landscape, incredible food and hospitable hosts, Vietnam is a must visit country worthy of anyones travel list.  However. Vietnam is rapidly changing, and the changes affect all of it’s diverse people. Increased access to technology, media and mass produced goods are making the world a smaller, more generic place. In Vietnam, this is as evident amongst the younger generations of indigenous ethnic groups whom are now being exposed to a new way of life and opportunities previously unknown to their elders. Naturally, these young people are affected by what they see happening across the country, and they strive to fit in to a culture that was never their own in order to earn their place in the new world encroaching on them. As a result, traditional visual identities through dress are rapidly beginning to evolve, or worse, becoming extinct. This makes Vietnam one of the best destinations for anyone […]

The post 14 Reasons Vietnam Is The Best Destination For Textiles Right Now appeared first on Haute Culture Textile Tours.

The Best Books I Read in 2017

The Best Books I Read in 2017

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

You know that break I’ve been taking? It’s finally over. This year I have done what I haven’t done in five years: I’ve spent more time at home than I have abroad. Crazy, I know. At the start of the year on a trip to Tahiti, I made a promise to myself that I would take some time off exploring the world to explore other interests. As such, I’ve had a lot of time to read and this has led me to find some really positive-perspective books that I want to recommend. MILK AND HONEY BY RUPI KAUR If you haven’t already read this book then put on some clothes, get in your car and go buy it now (or just click the link – whatever is easiest). This is hands down one of the most soul-revealing books I have read. It makes you realise you’re not the only one, that someone else has been through that too. It leaves you with answers to questions you thought would forever be unanswered. It’s the kind of book you want two copies of: one to devour and ripe out the pages to put in frames around your living room and the other […]

The post The Best Books I Read in 2017 appeared first on WORLD OF WANDERLUST.

Spectacular Costume & Dance at Korea House in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Korea House is a stunning traditional venue in the center of Seoul promoting the arts, culture and cuisine of Korean people.  The beautiful house and grounds sits on the former residence Paengnyeon Park, who was one of the most highly respected royal subjects during the Joseon Dynesty in the 1400s. The traditional Hanok house was inspired by Jagyeongjeon (Queen Sinjeong residence) from Gyeongbokgung Palace and designed by Eung-soo Shin as a “important intangible cultural property” to showcase Korea’s artistic architectural carpentry. The interior is decorated with ornate painted ceilings and carved wooden panels, and the gardens and courtyards regularly host traditional weddings and ceremonies due to their immaculate beauty. For costume and culture lovers the sites main attraction is The Folk Art Theater. Offering twice daily performances the incredibly talented dancers and musicians showcase their countries cultural heritage through traditional dress, instruments and variety of different dances. The Buchaechum fan dance and the Pungmaul ribbon and drum dance are some of the many highlights during the show will leave you in no doubt about Korea’s contribution to the world of performing arts. The cultural performance at Korea House in Seoul is to date the most spectacular show for traditional costume, dance […]

The post Spectacular Costume & Dance at Korea House in Seoul appeared first on Haute Culture Textile Tours.

The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Seoul, South Korea

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

South Korea is booming. Over 17 million tourists visited the country in 2016, a number that will only grow as Korean pop culture continues to find its way into the global mainstream. Whether you're into K-pop, K-dramas, cosmetics, or kimchi, there is so much to be excited about in this burgeoning megacity called Seoul.

Practical Information to travel to Ho Chi Minh City

Practical Information to travel to Ho Chi Minh City


AirFrance

Everything about when and how to go on holiday to Ho Chi Minh City.

Popular IHG® Rewards Club catalog items for less than 80,000 points

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

You have lots of options for redemptions—and they start as low as 300 points.

The post Popular IHG® Rewards Club catalog items for less than 80,000 points appeared first on IHG Travel Blog.

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.

A useful 2 day itinerary for your trip to Ho Chi Minh City

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Most visitors spend around 2 days in Ho Chi Minh city, and although the city has a lot to offer, with a well designed itinerary you can certainly get a good taste of the city lifestyle and make the most of your time here. Here’s a list of things to do for your 2 day […]

The post A useful 2 day itinerary for your trip to Ho Chi Minh City appeared first on Inspitrip Blog.

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi has complex layers of culture to distinguish itself from others big cities in Vietnam. The border between the ancient Hanoi and the Hanoi of modernity and luxury one is not chaotic but unusually remarkable: With a walk down the same street, one can admire an antique Buddhist temple and soon after, the French architecture […]

The post Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes appeared first on Inspitrip Blog.

My Mom Says This Blog is Boring

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Last month, my mom told me she thought this blog was boring. “Where’s all the fun stuff? I want to see more photos of you traveling. I don’t care about these other updates.” “Mom, I live in Austin now. You know I’m not on the road that much,” I replied. “I know but still….I want […]

The post My Mom Says This Blog is Boring appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.

SINGAPORE: 5 Best Places to Eat Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore

by Lionel Lee @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Hainanese chicken rice is one of the most popular Singaporean dishes and often considered by locals and foreigners as one of our National Dishes. In this post, I will share with you the top 5 Chicken Rice places you should check out when you visit Singapore.

Pa Ku San, Mother Mountain in the clouds

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

VietNamNet Bridge – Pa Ku San Mountain in Lao Cai Province has primitive forests covered in moss, forests full of maple trees and their colourful leaves, cliffs that startle with their steepness and, at times, all this is covered in a sea of mist. Through the mist: We reached the climax of our feelings. — […]

The post Pa Ku San, Mother Mountain in the clouds appeared first on Asia Locals | Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia - Myanmar - Thailand - Singapore - Malaysia - Indonesia and India.

SAIGON STREET FOOD

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 6:00 PM Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 70.000 VND/ person/ tour** OVERVIEW: People once said that “Saigon is the kitchen of the world”, it certainly feels that way. Indeed, whenever you feel like grabbing some foods, to satisfy either your stomach or your appetite, it is always easy to find some […]

From beaches to islands, nothing beats Thailand

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Discover beachside paradise while exploring some of Rayong's best–and least known–beaches and islands.

The post From beaches to islands, nothing beats Thailand appeared first on IHG Travel Blog.

Discover: Clipperton Island

by @ Wikitravel

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.

A Year in Review (And a Needed Break)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

As dawn broke on this year, I was excited for a fresh start. Last year, I dealt with panic attacks and anxiety from taking on too many projects, a breakup that left me heartbroken, and a mini-identity crisis from settling down. But that “greatest worst year of my life” set the stage for a year […]

The post A Year in Review (And a Needed Break) appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.

New Years Resolutions Worth Sticking To

New Years Resolutions Worth Sticking To

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

  Stop apologising for being yourself and just be   Immerse yourself in new experiences   Be kind to people who are unkind to you   Patience is strength, build it up   Plan your day the night before     Be your own soul mate   Leave bad situations   Make every day an adventure   Say thank you more   Be kind to your body, its the only one you are given     Look less at others and more at yourself   Give more than you receive, karma has a way of coming back to you   Write a list of places you want to go and go there   Smile more… way more   Learn to be happy in silence     Focus on the solution, not the problem   When all else fails, eat a tub of ice cream   When it comes to friendships: quality over quantity   Stop comparing   Let people go if you’ve outgrown them     You can google literally anything, ask google more   Read more about things that interest you   Go on more small adventures… to the beach, to the shop, to the fridge   Ask for help […]

The post New Years Resolutions Worth Sticking To appeared first on WORLD OF WANDERLUST.

The hottest bucket list destinations in Asia for 2018

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

1. China China is a country that has been moving forward, and fast, for three millennia. Now a country of development, technology and growth, China retains a firm connection to its ancient past. From the rural areas filled with green rice paddy fields to the sprawling metropolises, this country is diverse, colourful and exotic. Travel from […]

The post The hottest bucket list destinations in Asia for 2018 appeared first on Asia Locals | Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia - Myanmar - Thailand - Singapore - Malaysia - Indonesia and India.

Visiting Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? Here's THE Travel Guide | Wanderlust Duo

Visiting Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? Here's THE Travel Guide | Wanderlust Duo


Wanderlust Duo

Visiting Ho Chi Minh City? What to do, where to stay, getting to Ho Chi Minh City, everything you need to know in THE Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide.

Ho Chi Minh vs Hanoi: 6 highlights and you’ll get your perfect choice

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Finding reasons to love Vietnam is not a difficult task, especially when you look at the charming landscapes, sprawling beaches, mesmerizing mountains and unique scenery only found in Vietnam. With all this, it is easy to forget the big cities of Vietnam, such as Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. We are going to compare and […]

The post Ho Chi Minh vs Hanoi: 6 highlights and you’ll get your perfect choice appeared first on Inspitrip Blog.

An Illustrated Guide To Vietnam’s Motorbikers

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Published on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 09:26. Written by Illustrations by Nam Núm. If you spend more than 5 minutes on Vietnam’s streets, you’re bound to run into one of these characters.               (source: Saigoneer)

The World of Wanderlust Complete Guide to Paris

The World of Wanderlust Complete Guide to Paris

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Paris is a city that captivates you in every sense of the world. A waft of fresh croissants as you walk past your local boulangerie, the texture sensation as you bite into your first macaron, the sounds of street buskers as you meander through the local fruit markets… and that is just day one. This complete guide to Paris will prepare you for the city of romance like you’ve never seen it before: through the lens of a wannabe Parisian who will guide you through the highlights of Paris and make your first experience a memorable one. Guide to Paris: Neighbourhoods Paris is sectioned into twenty arrondissements, also know as neighbourhoods. Each of these has their own unique appeal, but if you’re looking for the creme de la creme, check out the below: My favourite Hoods Le Marais – Currently my favourite neighbourhood to stay and play in for its’ effortlessly chic boutiques, an abundance of cafes and great cheap eats. Best enjoyed on a Saturday when the streets are packed with locals and a buzz fills the air. St Germain des Pres – The posh part of town and rightly so! Here you will find some of the most […]

The post The World of Wanderlust Complete Guide to Paris appeared first on WORLD OF WANDERLUST.

Purépecha Style, An Indigenous Identity Stitched With Pride

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

The Purépecha are an indigenous group of people located in Michoacán state Northwest of Mexico city. They speak their own language and reside predominately in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range on a volcanic plateau surrounded by forests and lakes. The women of this region dress in a style soaked with Spanish influences and stitched with stories of folk life. The Purépecha people were a considerable pre-columbian civilization that maintained their independence from Aztec Empire despite numerous failed conquest attempts. It wasn’t until the 1530s when the Purépecha were eventually overruled by the Spanish conquistadors and their armies. Despite being converted to Catholicism the region has managed to maintain it’s rich traditional customs, as well as it’s reputation for producing folk art and fine crafts. Copper, carpentry, painting, ceramics and textiles have been traded by the same towns for over a thousand years, making Purépecha products some of the finest and most sought after in Mexico and beyond. The Purépecha people have a well earned sense of passion and pride about their artist ancestry and culture. This can be witnessed on the local women who strut their textile skills daily on their traditional dress. Purépecha women have a distinctive ethnographic dress adapted from […]

The post Purépecha Style, An Indigenous Identity Stitched With Pride appeared first on Haute Culture Textile Tours.

My experience with a local guide in Ho Chi Minh city - Inspitrip Blog

My experience with a local guide in Ho Chi Minh city - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

To truly experience Vietnam, you need to hire a local Vietnamese tour guide and see the country through the eyes of a local.

6 (Non-Millennial) Solo Female Travelers Share Their Travel Wisdom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Solo female travel isn't just for millennials! In this column, Kristin Addis introduces us to some older solo female travelers who are following their dreams to see the world. These women come from all backgrounds and all walks of life, proving it's never too late to start traveling.

The post 6 (Non-Millennial) Solo Female Travelers Share Their Travel Wisdom appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.

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.

Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Besides visiting famous places or trying authentic cuisine, shopping is one of the activities everyone should have on their list while traveling. Hanoi offers so many shopping options for any kind of interests. Find out more what you buy and where to shop in Hanoi. Hanoi Shopping Malls Keangnam Hanoi  Shopping malls are the best […]

The post Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi appeared first on Inspitrip Blog.

And the winner is….

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

I received thousands of submissions for my round the world contest, and I enjoyed reading every single one of them. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner. Today, I'm very excited to announce the official winner of the round the world contest! The journey begins next month.

The post And the winner is…. appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.

Asia Locals | Tours - Hotels - Cruises - Private Travel Transfer

Asia Locals | Tours - Hotels - Cruises - Private Travel Transfer


Asia Locals | Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia - Myanmar - Thailand - Singapore - Malaysia - Indonesia and India

Asia City Tours offer Daily Travel and Tours, Cruises, Private Transfer in Asia City of Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia - Myanmar - Thailand - Singapore - Malaysia - Indonesia and India

Explore a summer of possibilities in New Zealand

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

How about seeing the best of New Zealand on your next holiday? A hallmark of any trip is the great food and wine – from.

The post Explore a summer of possibilities in New Zealand appeared first on IHG Travel Blog.

27 Things to do in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

27 Things to do in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)


Haute Culture Textile Tours

27 Things to do in Saigon Ho Chi Minh City shows you the secret places to shop, amazing street art to see, and the best bars to view the electric skyline. 

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City


Traveller

Ho Chi Minh City has exotic food, colonial architecture, and memories of war, writes Guy Wilkinson.

Ho Chi Minh City Information - Travel and Local Information Guide

Ho Chi Minh City Information - Travel and Local Information Guide


vietnam-guide.com

Our Ho Chi Minh City information section has all the necessary travel details for a well-planned vacation in this unique city. Also known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is the business and financial hub of Vietnam with a colourful history going back hundreds of years, resulting

Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary


the Guardian

Discover fascinating history, fantastic food, art galleries and a year-round party scene in one of Asia’s most exciting cities … once you’ve mastered the art of dodging the motorbikes, that is

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2 Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 8:00 AM* Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 50.000 VND/ person/ tour Note: ***scooter surcharge*** will be 70.000 VND/person/tour starts on 17th February 2016 * The tour will not available on Monday. **If you’d like to do tour at afternoon, please make reservation 24 hours prior to the […]

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Transport: Scooter Departure: Daily 6:00 PM Duration: 4 hours  *Scooter surcharge: 60.000 VND/ person/ tour  **From 14/10/2015, the scooter surcharge will be 60.000 VND/ person/ tour. Note: ***scooter surcharge*** will be 70.000 VND/person/tour starts on 17th February 2016 OVERVIEW: Saigon, Vietnam’s economic hub, is reputable for its hectic daily life and sparkling nightlife that is popular amongst […]

A Quick Guide to Ho Chi Minh City | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

A Quick Guide to Ho Chi Minh City | WORLD OF WANDERLUST


WORLD OF WANDERLUST

A quick guide to the Vietnamese capital: A guide to Ho Chi Minh City.

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.

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.

Discover: Jakar

by @ Wikitravel

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

The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Bangkok, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and its biggest city by far. It's a top tourist destination which is consistently ranked among the world's most visited cities. In fact, so popular and beloved is Bangkok that it was voted the "World's Best City" by Travel + Leisure magazine readers for four consecutive years. Spend a few days there and you'll get its appeal.

What’s in my Travel Bag 2018

What’s in my Travel Bag 2018

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

This year I’m taking a new approach to travel: I’ve written a list of destinations I don’t believe I can live without visiting in my lifetime and I’m ticking them off one by one. This year my adventures kicked off in Alberta, Canada, a destination that has been on my travel list for as long as I can remember. Although this destination is more popular in the summertime, I was determined to make it a winter trip as the concept of snow is still quite foreign for this Tasmanian native! Another new approach I am taking this year is to spend a lot more of my time capturing video content to help inspire journies of your own. For the past five years I have really side-lined video content and focused more on imagery, but this year I want to make my Youtube Channel my main approach. Switching to more video content means investing in new gear and upgrading some of my old and faithful gear. After much deliberation and way too much time watching review videos on Youtube, I’ve found the below equipment to be the best for me to capture my solo adventures this year in both photos and […]

The post What’s in my Travel Bag 2018 appeared first on WORLD OF WANDERLUST.

Eight architectural wonders in Ljubljana

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Some of the most stunning European architecture can be found in Ljubljana, including works of famous architect, Jože Plečnik.

The post Eight architectural wonders in Ljubljana appeared first on IHG Travel Blog.

Backpacker's Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

Backpacker's Guide to Ho Chi Minh City


Mad Monkey Hostels

Backpacking Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? Listen up! We've rounded up the best places to stay, things to eat, and things to do.

A Day Trip to Gozo, Malta

A Day Trip to Gozo, Malta

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

There’s no recommendation like that of a friend, so when an old school friend told me “you have got to go to Gozo” while in Malta, I took it as a challenge I was willing to accept. Like something out of a time-warped film set in Hollywood, this incredible island encapsulates everything Maltese living is about: sun, sea, and more sun!! Although I visited at the end of summer, the sun was scorching as the taxi driver translated the radio announcement to me: “the hottest day on record in a decade” he told me. Thank God, I thought to myself. So it isn’t just me… I’m not the only one melting into the abyss! We arrived at the bay area in Valletta and I almost threw myself into the shadiest seat on the boat, before the driver hit the engine and we made our way to Gozo. Arriving in Valletta The first thing to hit you in Valletta will be an overwhelming sense of wonder. Embrace it. The city is UNESCO World Heritage listed and presents one of the most awe-inspiring displays of architecture you will find anywhere in Europe. The church facades, statues and polished marble are just the beginning of this fabulous city that seems to reveal […]

The post A Day Trip to Gozo, Malta appeared first on WORLD OF WANDERLUST.

New York for Pastry Lovers: The 10 Best Bakeries in NYC

New York for Pastry Lovers: The 10 Best Bakeries in NYC

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

On my recent fleeting visit to New York, I had just enough time to check out what was happening on the bakery scene in the city and sample my way around some old favourites. Below you will find my handpicked selection of the 10 best bakeries in NYC and what each of them specialises in to make over-the-counter ordering a breeze! Supermoon Bake House (The Cruffin) New on the scene and only open a few days before my arrival, the creator of the cruffin (an Aussie himself) has departed Mr Holmes Bakehouse (West Coast) and branched out on his own with Supermoon Bake House in the lower east side. Of course, the speciality is still the croissant-muffin hybrid “the cronut”, but you’ll have to arrive bang on opening time to get your hands on one. If you miss out, the croissants are really good in terms of technique and flavour, but be ready to flake the whole thing all over you. Bonus: the coffee is great thanks to some Aussie baristas. 120 Rivington Street, Lower East Side, New York Woops! Bakeshop (The Cuteness) Over in Williamsburg I came across this little gem of a place that I’ll admit, looked better than it […]

The post New York for Pastry Lovers: The 10 Best Bakeries in NYC appeared first on WORLD OF WANDERLUST.

A City Guide to Edmonton, Alberta

A City Guide to Edmonton, Alberta

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

My first trip of 2018 has been on my travel bucket list for as long as I can remember: the Canadian Rockies! My first stop on the trip was initially one of convenience, flying in to Edmonton as one of the two gateways to the region (the other being Calgary). But I soon realised this city is worth so much more than a stopover as it turned out to be a really fun few days! Below you will find my recommendations for the city of Edmonton, which is bursting with so many great restaurants, cafes and bars. Its the kind of city you can really kick back and enjoy yourself in, especially if you consider yourself a bit of a foodie like me. So, lets dive in! Your Guide to Edmonton, Alberta I landed in the afternoon after a 24 hour flight journey from my hometown in Tasmania. If you’re flying from Australia you will be spoilt for choice, as Air Canada have just launched direct flights from Melbourne to Vancouver, in addition to the Sydney-Vancouver route already on offer. From there, its just a 1 hour and 15 mins flight through to Edmonton. Once you’ve arrived, I would recommend […]

The post A City Guide to Edmonton, Alberta appeared first on WORLD OF WANDERLUST.

SAIGON FREE WALING TOURS

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Founded in September 2014. We have accompanied more than 200 tourists so far.

Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

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.

Ho Chi Minh City and around Guide | Vietnam Travel

Ho Chi Minh City and around Guide | Vietnam Travel


Rough Guides

Ho Chi Minh City – or Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh, to give it its full Vietnamese title – is Vietnam’s centre of commerce and the country’s biggest city...

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!

Seoul Food Guide: 22 Must-Eat Restaurants in Seoul, South Korea

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

This list of 22 must-eat restaurants in Seoul includes some of the best places to try popular dishes like bibimbap, kalguksu, and Korean bbq. It also included four of the oldest restaurants in Seoul. If you're looking for solid restaurant recommendations, then these are 22 you should seriously consider.

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.

Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City

Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City


Booking.com

Saigon, you’ve got it goin’ on. This bustling metropolis – officially called Ho Chi Minh City – pulsates with a unique energy. Plunge in head-first and you’ll be immersed in an intoxicating swirl of lively markets, succulent street-food stalls and cool rooftop bars.

A Guide to Visiting Jasper National Park in Winter

A Guide to Visiting Jasper National Park in Winter

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

The winter wonderland that is Jasper National Park has long been on my (seemingly endless) bucket list of destinations, so I will struggle to find the words to describe the beauty I have so long wished to see first hand. After a casual -38 degrees (an all-time low for me) in Edmonton, I took the four-hour car journey onwards to Jasper, one of the most famous National Parks in Canada and these photos are about to show why! So if you find yourself visiting Jasper National Park in Winter, here’s a complete guide on how to make the most of your time here! Check-In: Jasper Park Lodge There are heaps of accommodation offerings in Jasper but before you get your heart set on a beautiful cabin in the woods, be warned that most of the accommodation is closed over the wintertime as this is surprisingly the low season for Alberta! I checked-in to the whimsical Jasper Park Lodge, a sort of “camp for adults” if you will, complete with cabin-style accommodations overlooking the lake. This is the kind of oasis you want to spend at least a few nights in, so be sure not to sell yourself short. The atmosphere […]

The post A Guide to Visiting Jasper National Park in Winter appeared first on WORLD OF WANDERLUST.

Halong Valentine Cruise

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

The “Valentine”, which was launched in 2008 (5 cabins boat – Valentine) and 2010(2 cabins boat – Valentine Premium) , is a full service vessel, offering all the facilities and amenities of our larger boats. For tourists in small groups and preferring private space, the Valentine and Valentine Premium is an ideal choice. Where the […]

The post Halong Valentine Cruise appeared first on Asia Locals | Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia - Myanmar - Thailand - Singapore - Malaysia - Indonesia and India.

The ultimate snorkeling adventures in Bora Bora

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Bora Bora's lagoons draw snorkelers from all over the world. Here's how to experience them yourself.

The post The ultimate snorkeling adventures in Bora Bora appeared first on IHG Travel Blog.

Cyber Monday: All Books and Courses Up to 50% Off!

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

This Cyber Monday, all of my books and courses are up to 60% off! If you've ever thought about learning to blog, improving your writing or photography, or wanted to become a travel vlogger then you'll definitely want to check out this sale! There is something for everyone, but the sale won't last so don't wait!

The post Cyber Monday: All Books and Courses Up to 50% Off! appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.

BOOK NOW

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

There are 3 steps to book tour: Step 1: Complete and submit booking form: http://goo.gl/forms/9qg0usPKM3 Step 2: Wait for confirmation. Your request will be responded in 12 hours at the latest. Step 3: Confirm. Please note that the sooner you make reservation, the better service we provide. We recommend you to book tour 24 hours in advance.     […]

Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

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.

Everland Resort: What to Do at South Korea’s Biggest Theme Park

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Everland Resort is a Korean theme park located about 36 km from Seoul in Yongin City. It's South Korea's biggest theme park, receiving around 7.3 million visitors annually. Its most popular attractions include T Express, the world's steepest wooden rollercoaster, and Panda World, which is home to a pair of giant pandas.

5 Of The Best Dressed Destinations To Get Your Freak On This Halloween

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Halloween or All Hallows Eve is by far our favorite annual celebration. Traditionally a Pagan turned Christian holiday for remembering the dead, today Halloween is a fully fledged festival treading the fine line between fun and fearsome. It’s a wonderful holiday that encourages people to embrace creativity, let go of your inhibitions and celebrate inner fears. Here’s Haute Culture’s top five global Halloween parties on our blood filled bucket list.  1. GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE, NEW YORK CITY, USA The NYC Halloween parade is the biggest in the world. Sexuality, politics and pop culture infuse through many of the costume designs and all combine to create a hedonistic spectacle of epic proportions. This year, 60,000 participants are expected to attend. The 2016 parade included a papier mache Trump, whilst the 2001 parade was themed ‘Phoenix Rising’. A phoenix puppet led the parade to represent the strength of New Yorkers in the wake of 9/11. A troupe of dancing rod-puppet skeletons always lead the way, dancing through the streets of the city for one day of the year, celebrating the life and soul of NYC.  31st October 2017 http://halloween-nyc.com/ 2. DIA DE MUERTOS, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO. Whilst The Day of the Dead is […]

The post 5 Of The Best Dressed Destinations To Get Your Freak On This Halloween appeared first on Haute Culture Textile Tours.

Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Lagom is the key to unlocking the Swedish psyche, and it governs all aspect of Swedish society. In this interview, Lola A. Åkerström talks about why lagom is about more than just balance, and what it's like to assimilate into life in Sweden as a writer and photographer.

The post Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.

Weather and how to explore Hanoi in January

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and is home to around eight million people, which is over 8 percent of Vietnam’s overall population. This area of Asia has a tropical climate with hot, humid weather in Summer but it is completely different in Winter, the temperature sometimes goes down to 8°C. The best weather […]

The post Weather and how to explore Hanoi in January appeared first on Inspitrip Blog.

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.

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 26 Safest Cities for Female Solo Travelers

The 26 Safest Cities for Female Solo Travelers

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Over the last five years travelling the globe solo I have had many ups and downs, good experiences, terrible experiences, and most important of all, life lessons. However if I could have known then what I knew now, there are some cities I would have avoided and others I would have visited sooner. Below is a comprehensive list of the safest cities for female solo travelers, where I have felt most comfortable and enjoyed every minute of my time in. Sure, there are many more… but these cities are a safe bet! The Best Cities for Female Solo Travelers 1. Zurich, Switzerland Switzerland as a whole is one of the safest countries to travel to solo, but Zurich is the city that captured my heart most. Just big enough to remain interesting for a few days but with a small village feel, the city is full of winding alleyways and postcard-worthy views. For an authentic experience consider renting an apartment (with a balcony) for a few nights and spend your days meandering the cities’ many pockets. Read more: How to Spend 48 Hours in Zurich 2. Vancouver, Canada Vancouver is the kind of city you imagine yourself living in just […]

The post The 26 Safest Cities for Female Solo Travelers appeared first on WORLD OF WANDERLUST.

DUMAGUETE + NEGROS TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary)

by thepinay solobackpacker @ The Pinay Solo Backpacker

Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental has long been a tourist-magnet.  It is one of the more popular spots for expats who wish to retire in the Philippines.  The bustling city is home to the scenic Siliman University, the oldest American private university in the country.  Dumaguete City is dubbed as a University town because a large percentage of its population …

The post DUMAGUETE + NEGROS TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary) appeared first on The Pinay Solo Backpacker.

VIETNAM: HO CHI MINH CITY TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget +Itinerary) 2017

VIETNAM: HO CHI MINH CITY TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget +Itinerary) 2017


The Pinay Solo Backpacker

comprehensive DIY budget travel guide and itinerary of Ho Chi Minh City

Bangkok Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants in Bangkok, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

If you ask people what their favorite thing about Bangkok is, then the most common answers will surely be the temples, the nightlife, the low prices, and our personal favorite – the food. In case you haven't heard, Bangkok is a food lover's paradise, so much so that CNN named it the very best street food city in the world.

How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Celinne da Costa spent a year traveling the world and relying on the kindness of strangers to host her. She stayed with 70+ strangers in 17 countries across four continents. In this interview, Celinne tells us how she did it all, with surprisingly very few hiccups along the way.

The post How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.

Homestay tourism in Sa Pa attracts holidaymakers

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

Among the crowds of visitors in Sa Pa district in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai in the early days of 2018, many chose to stay at the homes of local ethnic minority people to experience the unique culture first-hand.   Terrace fields in Sa Pa Homestay services in Ta Van, Lao Chai and […]

The post Homestay tourism in Sa Pa attracts holidaymakers appeared first on Asia Locals | Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia - Myanmar - Thailand - Singapore - Malaysia - Indonesia and India.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A first-timer's guide

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A first-timer's guide


Stuff

Amidst the heat and noise of southern Vietnam, there's both action and tranquility on offer.

How to get to Ihwa Mural Village in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Just a ten minutes uphill walk along Seoul city wall near Daehakno district  sits the Ihwa Mural Village. Climbing away from the city, the air clears, the noise stills and suddenly as you reach the very top of Mount Naksan you find a village dedicated to something quite unexpected; street art. Eleven years ago, Ihwa ‘moon village’ (so called because of it’s fantastic hill-side views of the moon) had been destined for destruction, due to it being rather run down and slum-like. Historically, moon villages were homes to the working class, who couldn’t afford housing down in the flatter, central parts of the city. The village was saved in 2006 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, who decided to transform the village as part of their ‘Art in the City’ initiative. Artists selected by the committee were commissioned to design 64 installations under the theme of ‘Mix, Connect and Get Together’. Over the course of six months, 70 painters (including local volunteers, art college students and visiting artists) covered the village from schools to homes, underpasses to stairways, walls, fences and rooftops with beautiful and diverse murals. After having become something of a tourist attraction the once slum-like […]

The post How to get to Ihwa Mural Village in Seoul appeared first on Haute Culture Textile Tours.

The ultimate guide to Australian summer adventures

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

From white-sand beaches to world-class vineyards, you will find something to love here.

The post The ultimate guide to Australian summer adventures appeared first on IHG Travel Blog.

Explore Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), Baan Dam Museum (Black House), and Wat Rong Suea Ten (Blue Temple) in Chiang Rai, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Wat Rong Khun may the most popular but it isn't Chiang Rai's only draw. There are two other attractions close to the city that are worthy of your itinerary – Baan Dam Museum, aka Black House, and Wat Rong Suea Ten, otherwise known as the Blue Temple. You can visit all three in half a day.

1000s of La Catrina Parade Through The Streets of Mexico For Día de Muertos 2017

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Over 1000 costume lovers paraded through Morelia in Mexico yesterday dressed as the cultural icon of death, La Calavera Catrina.  Held on the first day of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), families, friends and foreigners flooded the city’s streets for the second year running to see the spectacular congregation of elegant skeletons march towards the central Cathedral. “Death is democratic, because in the end, the mother, the brunette, the rich or the poor, all the people end up being skulls” – José Guadalupe Posada La Calavera Catrina was an illustration created by the Mexican political print maker Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913). Published in local papers the early 1910’s at the start of the Mexican Revolution, the elegant looking skeleton was designed to mock Mexico’s Euro-centric elite, who were believed to be abandoning their indigenous heritage by starting to emulate the fashions and mannerisms of Europeans from Paris and London. Today La Catrina has been fully absorbed into Mexico’s annual festival of the dead and can be seen on everything from t-shirts to porcelain dolls, reminding everyone that no matter how beautiful we are on the outside, we will all end up looking the same in the grave. The costume […]

The post 1000s of La Catrina Parade Through The Streets of Mexico For Día de Muertos 2017 appeared first on Haute Culture Textile Tours.

Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

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.

Congratulations on your 2017 #travelfirsts

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Your #TravelFirsts submissions have given IHG® Rewards Club members moments to last a lifetime.

The post Congratulations on your 2017 #travelfirsts appeared first on IHG Travel Blog.

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.

How to Drive a Motorbike in Vietnam

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

To the untrained eye, Vietnam’s traffic is absolute chaos. Nobody obeys any laws, the roads are overcrowded, and Vietnamese drivers often seem completely oblivious to everything around them. And yet, there’s a beauty to the madness. It flows naturally, like blood pulsing through a body with paved veins. This guide will help you to make […]

The post How to Drive a Motorbike in Vietnam appeared first on Asia Locals | Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia - Myanmar - Thailand - Singapore - Malaysia - Indonesia and India.

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.

A food lover’s treasure hunt through Paris

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Imagine a treasure hunt of Paris, where the prizes are foodie delights. A gourmet safari where you can go at your own pace, stopping at.

The post A food lover’s treasure hunt through Paris appeared first on IHG Travel Blog.

Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Hostels are the way to go for budget-oriented travelers. Visitors can enjoy full of services with small angles, affordable rates. the suggestions below will give you the perfect choice. The Common Room Project Bizarre in concept yet strangely nice in the way it brings it all together, The Common Room Project is where hotel meets […]

The post Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon appeared first on Inspitrip Blog.

The 10 Best Street Foods You Will Find In Asia

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

Street food in Asia is something that supports the development of cities, provides quick snacks for people in a rush, and enables poorer people with fewer cooking tools at home to buy food that is full of flavor and cultural history. Some of the found recipes are those which have gained international popularity, but their origins are […]

The post The 10 Best Street Foods You Will Find In Asia appeared first on Asia Locals | Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia - Myanmar - Thailand - Singapore - Malaysia - Indonesia and India.

Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

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

The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Scott Keyes turned a simple newsletter into a popular travel hacking site, Scott's Cheap Flights. In this interview, Scott tells us how he and his worldwide team find cheap flights using a combination of manpower and knowledge of industry trends. Every flight is hand-searched!

The post The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.

Korean Food Guide: 44 Things to Eat in Seoul, South Korea and Where to Try Them

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

As delicious and universally appealing as Korean barbecue is, I've learned that there's so much more to the cuisine than just bulgogi and galbi. Things like ganjang gejang, jokbal, and naengmyeonaren't as well known outside of Korea but they are dishes well worth flying for.

Travellers' guide to Ho_Chi_Minh_City

Travellers' guide to Ho_Chi_Minh_City


Travellerspoint

Open source, wiki travel guide to Ho Chi Minh City with information, photos, activities, maps, travel tips and more. Make money by contributing your knowledge of Ho Chi Minh City and help others.

Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

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

A Journey Through Madagascar: Notes on the Privilege of Travel

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

We travelers are a lucky bunch. It's easy to forget just how privileged we are to be able to travel the world. The truth is, most people rarely even leave their own country, let alone visit destinations all over the globe. My recent visit to Madagascar reminded me that it's important to keep this perspective in mind, and to give back to organizations that help the places we visit.

The post A Journey Through Madagascar: Notes on the Privilege of Travel appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.

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.

Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

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?

A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Choosing a hotel for your holidays always takes time. Especially when you have a long list of places to visit, you have to book a hotel that is easy for you to commute. When in Hanoi, due to its complicated traffic system and the position of famous tourist attractions, you should book a hotel around […]

The post A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter appeared first on Inspitrip Blog.

Gaggan in Bangkok: A Chef’s Table Degustation at Asia’s Best Restaurant

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Gaggan is a restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand named after owner and executive chef, Gaggan Anand. It's currently ranked number seven on the list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants. In 2017, it received two stars with the recent release of the first ever Bangkok Michelin Guide.

Best Places to Visit in Asia in 2018

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

Nepal Nepal was once a rising star on the tourist scene, fast on its way to becoming one of the best tourist places in Asia. But that changed tragically when an earthquake devastated the country in April 2015, and lead many many tourists to erase it from their list of Asia destinations. But, two years […]

The post Best Places to Visit in Asia in 2018 appeared first on Asia Locals | Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia - Myanmar - Thailand - Singapore - Malaysia - Indonesia and India.

Splash, play, hike: A family guide to outdoor vacations

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Looking for a family getaway with lots to do? Here are some fun locations throughout the U.S. for kid-friendly vacations.

The post Splash, play, hike: A family guide to outdoor vacations appeared first on IHG Travel Blog.

Textile Tribes of Vietnam: The Ha Nhi’s Traditional Textiles & Rapunzel-esque Hair

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

The Ha Nhi are one of the most decoratively dressed but elusive ethnic groups in Vietnam. The various sub groups that encompass this diverse culture reside in mud clad houses, sloping up the mountain sides of Lao Cai and Lai Chau. Each Ha Nhi village dons differently styled traditional attire, showcasing a multitude of textile skills across the region.  In 2017 Haute Culture visited the Ha Nhi of Y Ti village numerous times and built relationships with artisans there. Together, we developed a textile workshop for our annual Hill Tribe Textile Tour of Vietnam. In Y Ti, the residents wear a unique black cotton ensemble meticulously appliquéd with motifs made of coloured cording and a stunning head dress braided from black acrylic yarn and real human hair.  Who are the Ha Nhi The Ha Nhi are a collective of different ethnic sub groups living in the north of Vietnam. They speak their own language, which is said to be similar to the Akha people living in Thailand and Laos. Before 1986, the Ha Nhi were known to farm poppies for the opium trade. The Vietnamese government have since illegalised the trade, so they now live off the rice they grow on their terraces and keep […]

The post Textile Tribes of Vietnam: The Ha Nhi’s Traditional Textiles & Rapunzel-esque Hair appeared first on Haute Culture Textile Tours.

French photographer promote Vietnamese culture and people

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

Caption: Some of the 37 art photos promoting Vietnamese people and culture by renowned French photographer Réhahn are displayed in HCM City’s District 3 from Jan 6 to Feb 6. — VNS Photo Viet Nam NewsHCM CITY — An exhibition displaying 37 art photos promoting the values and diversity of Vietnamese people and culture by […]

The post French photographer promote Vietnamese culture and people appeared first on Asia Locals | Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia - Myanmar - Thailand - Singapore - Malaysia - Indonesia and India.

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.

Things to do in Saigon » A Guide to Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City - Love & Road

Things to do in Saigon » A Guide to Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City - Love & Road


Love & Road

An ultimate guide to all the top things to do in Saigon. Where to stay, transportation, attractions in Ho Chi Minh City and safe issues.

Go beyond the beach in Phuket with these unique attractions

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Beaches may be Phuket's biggest draw, but Thailand's largest island has cultural treasures beyond the shore.

The post Go beyond the beach in Phuket with these unique attractions appeared first on IHG Travel Blog.

What to Do in Ho Chi Minh City - Ho Chi Minh City Attractions

What to Do in Ho Chi Minh City - Ho Chi Minh City Attractions


vietnam-guide.com

Ho Chi Minh City attractions are a vibrant mix of old and new, with well-preserved colonial structures and war relics from the devastating Vietnam War as well as sleek skyscrapers, elegant sports clubs, and expansive shopping malls against a metropolis backdrop. Great for immersing in the local culture

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

A comprehensive budget travel guide to the city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam with tips and advice on things to do, see, ways to save money, and cost information.

Tamay’s Textile Workshops, Ta Phin Village, Sapa, Vietnam.

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Are you captivated by the stunning traditional dress of the Red Dao hill tribe people? Would you like to learn more about their symbolic motifs, complex embroidery and elaborate embellishment? Come and immerse yourself in a one on one workshop with Tamay and friends. Nestled high in the hills of Ta Phin village, just 20 minutes drive from Sa Pa town. During you workshop you will… Hear about the significance of textile skills in Red Dao culture today. Discover the meaning behind the symbolic motifs used in the elaborate stitches. Get the opportunity to study various items of the Red Dao traditional dress up close, such as; the coat, trousers, jewelry and children’s hats. Participate in either a hand embroidery, natural dyeing or embellishment workshop with Tamay by your side helping you every step of the way. Who is this textile workshop for? This amazing workshop is suitable for anyone interested in fashion, textiles and ethnic culture.  It will give you real insight and appreciation into the amount of creativity and skills required to maintain this invaluable aspect of Red Dao culture. How to Book Prices start at 800.000 VND per person, per day (5 hours), including all materials and […]

The post Tamay’s Textile Workshops, Ta Phin Village, Sapa, Vietnam. appeared first on Haute Culture Textile Tours.

5 best rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City for a glamorous night with a view

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

If you want to enjoy Ho Chi Minh City night life at its best, don’t forget to visit a rooftop bar, overlooking the vibrant city. These are great places to meet friends to share the views with. Here are our 5 go to rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City. The Social Club & Pool […]

The post 5 best rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City for a glamorous night with a view appeared first on Inspitrip Blog.

The Handsome Hanbok & Where to Buy One in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

The Hanbok is the traditional dress of Korea, worn by men and women, rich and poor, across the north and the south for over 1600 years. Throughout this time, its general design was similar to the sloping eaves of the Korean traditional house – the hanok – with a soft division of lines and angles. Throughout the centuries, it’s obviously maintained its popularity for good reason. It’s a garment of pure beauty, synonymous with Korean aesthetics and tradition. Thoroughly theatrical and distinct, it’s hard to not admire the strong visual structure of the hanging sleeves, bulging full-length skirt, floral detailing and pretty bows. Women’s Hanboks are comprised of two elements: the jeogori (cropped blouse) and the chima (skirt). It’s said that the wide curved arms of the jeogori represent the warmth of the embrace of the Korean people, and the wide flowing chima symbolises space and freedom. A sad representation, given the borders that now divide the Korean people. Under neath the dress is special type of (adorable) Hanbok underwear and a petticoat which adds the fullness to the silhouette. The whole look is completed with accessories such as a Norigae (hanging good luck charm) and hair accessories. The loose cut of the style […]

The post The Handsome Hanbok & Where to Buy One in Seoul appeared first on Haute Culture Textile Tours.

Visit Nami Island, Gangchon Rail Park, and Petite France on a Day Tour from Seoul

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Nami Island is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Seoul. Aside from being storybook beautiful, it's a curious place that's unlike anything we've ever visited. There's a child-like quality to the island reminiscent of faeries, elves, and other playful spirits. We relegate them to fantasy as adults but here, they may still exist.

Let’s Send Another Set of Students Abroad (Exciting Updates from FLYTE)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Two years ago I started FLYTE, a charity designed to help students from underserved communities see the world. Since then, we have raised over $100,000 and sent three classes on trips around the world. Here are updates on the organization.

The post Let’s Send Another Set of Students Abroad (Exciting Updates from FLYTE) appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.

The 6 Best Shopping Destinations in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Shopping in South Korea is a serious business. In fact, it might seem that all South Korean’s do is shop. But having explored the shopping districts of the city, I can sympathise. The diversity found in Korean design is exhilarating, as are the multitude of markets selling fabrics, haberdashery and handicrafts. There are way too many to mention them all, but these six destinations were particular favourites of mine. Within them I found everything that is integral to contemporary Korean style, from antiques to Hanboks, vintage fashion to cultural crafts, and stylish concept stores to sensational street food. Exploring the city in this style will serve you well. If you love shopping you’re gonna love Seoul, so let yourself get sucked into the mad but exciting consumerist culture that South Korea has to offer. Dongdaemun Market Dongdaemun market is one of the biggest haberdashery and fabric markets that I’ve ever had the joy to visit. There are over 50,000 manufacturers selling wholesale clothing, fabric, trimming and unique fashion items. The maze-like mini-metropolis is spread over two buildings and six floors. Give yourself plenty of time to explore this cave-of-wonders. The crowd here is mixed; expect to bustle your way through […]

The post The 6 Best Shopping Destinations in Seoul appeared first on Haute Culture Textile Tours.

Top Vietnamese adventure travel destinations

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

Many Vietnamese travellers choose to venture off the beaten path as they make adventurous trips to conquer Mount Pha Luong, Datanla Waterfall, or trek through Mui Doi (the East Pole of Vietnam) to enjoy spectacular the sunsets. Following are some of the most popular places for adventure tourists:   Pha Luong Mount in Tan Xuan […]

The post Top Vietnamese adventure travel destinations appeared first on Asia Locals | Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia - Myanmar - Thailand - Singapore - Malaysia - Indonesia and India.

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.

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1 Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 8:00 AM* Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 50.000 VND/ person/ tour *If you’d like to do tour at afternoon, please make reservation 24 hours prior to the tour.   OVERVIEW: Beliefs and faiths are important and indispensable parts of people’s spiritual life, especially for Asian people. However, […]

Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour – You’ll find it’s more than a modern city

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Ho Chi Minh City – also known as Saigon – is no longer a strange destination for travellers visiting Vietnam. Arriving at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you are free to venture and explore a number of destinations in Vietnam, but believe me, don’t mistake Ho Chi Minh as another sprawling modern city without personality. With […]

The post Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour – You’ll find it’s more than a modern city appeared first on Inspitrip Blog.

SAIGON FREE WALKING TOURS

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

A non-profit managed by Hospitality & Tourism students, Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh city.

About - Contact - Privacy Policy - Terms of Service - Ho Chi Minh Tour - Vietnam Street Food Tour - Saigon City Tour - Private Tours - Vietnam Tour Guide - Vietnam Food Tour - Saigon Food Tour