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Travel Sense Asia

Saigon is one of the most attractive spot in Vietnam highlights tour. Beside the beautiful sceneries, Ho Chi Minh city also named the shopper’s paradise.

How to Shop Like A Pro at Ho Chi Minh’s Market, Vietnam

How to Shop Like A Pro at Ho Chi Minh’s Market, Vietnam


Gaya Travel

On our mission to complete all other ASEAN destinations (we have yet to visit the Philippines, Brunei, Myanmar and Laos by the way), we picked Vietnam and decided to visit Ho Chi Minh City, or Saig…

Insider’s Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon, is the mixed reflection of dynamic modern lifestyle and impressing historical architecture. In some ways, Saigon is lovely in the eyes of some people, but dangerous for the others. The difference, I think, lies in how much you understand about this city. It may be unfair for

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5 LESSER-KNOWN LOCATIONS FOR SHOOTING FILMS IN VIETNAM

by Trang Nguyen @ Dulichable

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Saigon's Markets - The Ultimate Guide to Ben Thanh Market And More

Saigon's Markets - The Ultimate Guide to Ben Thanh Market And More


The Christina's Blog

Saigon is a shopper's paradise, but Ben Thanh Market is not your only option. Here is an ultimate guide to Saigon's many markets that you should visit!

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.

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 […]

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Photo Essay: CET Siena

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Morgan Ryan, Student Correspondent (University of Virginia) CET Siena, Fall 2017          

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5 things we learnt about bartending from one of Malaysia’s top bartenders

by MICHAEL CHEANG @ Star2.com

Think all bartenders do is stand behind a bar? Here’s a course you can take to learn the basics of bartending from Shawn Chong of Omakase + Appreciate.

MARKETING TO THE WORLD IN 2017

by Trang Nguyen @ Dulichable

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Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

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

What To Expect From Trek Sapa Tour Within 2 Days?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

As an old French Hill station in the past, Sapa is now a beautiful and peaceful town in Lao Cai Province, Northwest Vietnam. Close to the Chinese border, the town has its name reputable for its unique weather, breathtaking natural beauty, and the wide variety of hill-tribes locals (Red Dao, Tay, Hmong, Xa Pho, and […]

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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.

Delectable Feast Options to Usher the Lunar New Year at the Saujana Hotel

by The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur @ Gaya Travel

Kuala Lumpur: The Ti Chen restaurant at the Saujana Hotel is set to welcome the Year of the Dog with an extravagant spread of specialty gourmet dishes available in three themed set menu creations – Spring and Happiness, Everlasting Prosperity, and Wealth and Fortune – signifying representations of the astrological tradition. This year’s Lunar New...

Hilton Kuala Lumpur wins highly coveted World Luxury Hotel Awards

by Hilton Kuala Lumpur @ Gaya Travel

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 20, 2017 – Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s upper upscale 5-star hotel recently won the Luxury Business Hotel and Luxury City Hotel at the highly anticipated and prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards held in St Morits. World Luxury Hotel Awards is the pinnacle of achievement by a luxury hotel, offering recognition for earning the respect of...

13 Things You Must Do in Vietnam – Vietnam Bucket List

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

From exploring the depths of a mysterious subterranean world to bargaining in a Mekong market, from sleeping under a bamboo roof in the mountains to scaling waterfalls in the Central Highlands, Vietnam is bursting with exciting things to do. In this XO blog post we outline the very best activities across the country – from…

Top Must-eat Dishes & Dining Spots In Saigon for Foodies

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

You are a foodie and want to explore the best street food in Saigon but aren’t sure where are the best places in town? Then this what you will love. Let’s put my recommendation of  the Top Must-eat Dishes & Dining Spots In Saigon for Foodies in your pocket and start exploring the Saigon food haven. * STREET FOOD 1. Cơm

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Quick and Dirty Driver Tips for Surplus VFDs

Quick and Dirty Driver Tips for Surplus VFDs

by Dan Maloney @ Hackaday

Sometimes it seems like eBay is the world’s junk bin, and we mean that in the best possible way. The variety of parts available for a pittance boggles the mind sometimes, especially when the parts were once ordered in massive quantities but have since gone obsolete. The urge to order parts like these in bulk can be overwhelming, and sooner or later, you’ll find yourself with a fistful of old stuff but no idea how to put it to use.

Case in point: the box of Russian surplus seven-segment vacuum fluorescent displays (VFDs) that [w_k_fay] had to figure out how …read more

Ho Chi Minh City night market is one big tourist trap

Ho Chi Minh City night market is one big tourist trap


Thanh Nien Daily

Many downtown shops continue to rip off foreign visitors by selling cheap knockoffs at very high prices

Edmonton, Canada – Your 1 Week Travel Plan And Itinerary

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

The city of Edmonton in Canada is not necessarily the city everyone might have a ready made travel plan and itinerary for. Vancouver, perhaps or even Toronto but seeing as we had to get one together after visiting recently, and one that saw us make the most of the season we visited in, I figured … Continue Reading

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Milk, dark, white… now, pink chocolate in a KitKat

by AGENCY @ Star2.com

KitKat Japan launches world’s first naturally pink, fruity ‘ruby’ chocolate.

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 […]

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Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back)

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Dubai Tourism and Shah Rukh Khan Recreate the #BeMyGuest Magic

by Dubai Tourism @ Gaya Travel

Renowned film director Kabir Khan directs the sequel to the award-winning campaign MALAYSIA, 15th January 2018: Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) proudly revealed today the much-awaited #BeMyGuest campaign video, featuring Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan. While the first video, which took YouTube by storm last year, featured Shah Rukh Khan surprising residents...

Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A comfortable & aesthetically pleasing synthesis of the exotic & the familiar, the modern & the traditional, and Asian & European elements, Lasenta Boutique Hotel is yet another addition to Hoi An's list of excellent value, mid-range accommodation... Continue reading

The Electronics Markets of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Electronics Markets of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Hackaday

When we think about world-famous electronics markets in Asia, usually Shenzhen, Tokyo’s Akihabara, or Shanghai’s Beijing Road come to mind. There’s another market that I’ve had my eye on for a few …

The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Thanks to new coastal roads, it's now possible to ride from Saigon to Hoi An, and beyond to Dong Hoi, following the coast all the way & avoiding the busy main artery of Highway 1 for the vast majority of the route. This is a salty, sunny, sandy & scenic road trip.... Continue reading

Best time to visit the Ho Thi Ky flower market in Saigon

Best time to visit the Ho Thi Ky flower market in Saigon


Indochina Voyages

A true maze of flowers, Ho Thi Ky Flower Market in Saigon is a place you don't in ignore during traveling Saigon. Let's explore Ho Thi Ky market with us. Let's visit Saigon & Ho Thi Ky market

Ben Thanh Market – a Saigon shopping heaven where haggling rules - Tuoi Tre News

Ben Thanh Market – a Saigon shopping heaven where haggling rules - Tuoi Tre News


Tuoi Tre News

Price tags are hard to come by in Saigon’s most famous market

Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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The Ultimate Hanoi Shopping Guide – What to buy and where to buy it

by Graham Stein @ XO Tours Blog

We wrote a very popular shopping article focused on Ho Chi Minh City 2 years ago, and have since had many requests for a similar piece for Hanoi. Shopping posts are difficult to do however, because there are so many unique things that you can buy in Vietnam that it’s impossible to include everything in a single article. We…

Binh Tay Market in Ho Chi Minh - Shopping in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Justgola

Binh Tay Market in Ho Chi Minh - Shopping in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Justgola


Justgola

Binh Tay market is the city’s biggest market. Mmost of the vendors here are wholesalers and thus have no interest in hassling you to buy a $2 t-shirt.

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.)

How To Shop Like a Local In Saigon? | Insider Travel Tips | Innoviet Travel

How To Shop Like a Local In Saigon? | Insider Travel Tips | Innoviet Travel


Innoviet Travel

Shop like a local in Saigon, why not? Ho Chi Minh City, or much commonly known as Saigon, is a real mecca for shopping enthusiasts, but it is crazy, to tell you the truth. If you do not take some information or tips in hand, you will find yourself lost among stalls and stalls ofRead more

Top 10 Best Shopping in Ho Chi Minh - The Best Places to Shop in Saigon

Top 10 Best Shopping in Ho Chi Minh - The Best Places to Shop in Saigon


vietnam-guide.com

Shopping in Ho Chi Minh is truly one of the highlights of this fascinating city. New shopping malls are springing up all over downtown Saigon, bringing with them international fashion brands to please the most demanding of fashion connoisseurs, but it is the variety of shopping experiences and one-off

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 […]

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The best ‘Phở’ stands in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

The best ‘Phở’ stands in Ho Chi Minh City   What list of Vietnamese cuisine would be complete without pho? It is almost impossible to walk a block in Vietnam’s major cities without bumping into a crowd of hungry patrons slurping noodles at a makeshift pho stand. This simple staple consisting of a salty broth, […]

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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 […]

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Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A small crescent of toast-gold sand lined with coconut palms & casuarina trees, Bãi Rạng Beach is squeezed between two rocky bluffs, 15km south of Quy Nhon. It's still a local, working beach & remains undeveloped.... Continue reading

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

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

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

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WHITE NIGHT 2018: Alight, Alive and Shining More Brightly Under the Cover of Dark

by Visit Victoria @ Gaya Travel

Alight, alive and shining more brightly under the cover of dark, White Night Melbourne and Ballarat is back and is bigger than ever. Visit Victoria is proud to be delivering Victoria’s flagship overnight event and invites you to enjoy these cities as you’ve never see them before. White Night is a real celebration of Melbourne’s true...

Ben Thanh Market - Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam

Ben Thanh Market - Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam


Vietnamitas en Madrid - tourist information about Vietnam and Southeast Asia

Ben Thanh Market (Cho Ben Thanh) is the largest market in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam). Known as Saigon Market is the place to shop in the city of Ho Chi Minh

Kick-start 2018 with the ‘Experience Macao CNY Promotion’

by Macao Government Tourism Office @ Gaya Travel

Plan your travels this year at Macao for a vibrantly exciting experience of a lifetime! Kuala Lumpur, 10 January 2018 – This year, get ready for a vacation like no other! The coveted ‘Experience Macao CNY Promotion’ roadshow organised by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is back again to share the amazing experiences that...

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

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Account Manager - Ho Chi Minh - Working at Booking.com

Account Manager - Ho Chi Minh - Working at Booking.com


Working at Booking.com

Do you enjoy taking ownership and being responsible for your own internal business portfolio? Do you thrive in building strong relationships and inspiring

Best Places to Exchange Money in Ho Chi Minh | Travelvui

Best Places to Exchange Money in Ho Chi Minh | Travelvui


The Real Travelers

For the best exchange rates, you are recommended to visit the money changers and gold dealers around Ben Thanh Market and Ho Chi Minh Square. Read on for more details.

From Minority to Majority: On Navigating My Identity Abroad

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Stephanie Jamilla (George Washington University) Student Correspondent CET Vietnam, Fall 2017 As I sit on a bench on the Book Street (Đường Sách), which has become one of my favorite nooks of Saigon, and draft my final blog post, it strikes […]

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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 […]

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Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

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

Photo Essay: CET Florence

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Tessa Carreiro, (Brandeis University) CET Florence, Fall 2017                    

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A Whole New World of Modern Hospitality at Hotel Equatorial Melaka

by Hotel Equatorial Melaka @ Gaya Travel

A warm welcome awaits visitors and travelers to this historical city of Malacca – right at the Hotel Equatorial Melaka. Visitors to this modern and deluxe hotel, unquestionably one of Malacca’s best, are made to feel at home the moment they step into its spacious Lobby. Friendly and efficient staff at separate check-in counters for...

Where to Stay in Sapa Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Before visiting Sapa, you should find where to stay in Sapa, Vietnam in order to choose the best accommodation for your trip. There are some types of accommodations in Sapa like Hotel, Resort, homestay, so it is easy to match your demand. Sapa is the small town in North Vietnam. In 1922, the French settled […]

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Photo Essay: CET Prague

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Eliza Singleton, (Elon University) Student Correspondent for CET Prague Fall 2017                

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Complete guide to avoiding taxi scams in Saigon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Being as local in Saigon, a tour guide (well, I used to) also a Traveler. I’m very sad to know that very few visitors to Vietnam want to return to this magnificent country. One of the major reasons that contribute to this problem is tourist scams. Although there have been so many topics discussing around

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ESP8266 Beacon Announces Your Arrival

ESP8266 Beacon Announces Your Arrival

by Tom Nardi @ Hackaday

It used to be people were happy enough to just have to push a button in their car and have the garage door open. But pushing a button means you have to use your hands, like it’s a baby toy or something. We’re living in the 21st century, surely there must be a better way! Well, if you’ve got a home automation system setup and a spare ESP8266 laying around, [aderusha] may have your solution with MQTTCarPresence.

The theory of operation here is very clever. The ESP8266 is powered via the in-dash USB port, which turns on and off with …read more

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.

HOW CAN VIETNAM BENEFIT FROM FILM-INDUCED TOURISM?

by Trang Nguyen @ Dulichable

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Photo Essay: CET Shanghai

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Chloe Chang (George Washington University) Student Correspondent CET Shanghai, Fall 2017                

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Travel to Sapa – Homestays and More

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Experience the nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Experience the nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City   Saigon puts on another face at nightfall and switches into a completely different gear. The bustling metropolis is famed for hand-working people, but come the evening, and you can find many of those same city slickers seeking out some equally-as-hard playing time out on the town. […]

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But Then Again: Suspicious minds

by MARY SCHNEIDER @ Star2.com

The columnist has a strange encounter while on holiday abroad.

Old and new mingle in Ho Chi Minh City - Star2.com

Old and new mingle in Ho Chi Minh City - Star2.com


Star2.com

Ho Chi Minh is a multi-faceted city with a mix of decades-old and modern tourist attractions, floating markets, halal restaurants, and more.

G is for GORGEOUS

by Shahida Sakeri @ Gaya Travel

G Hotel Kelawai must have done something right to have regulars who keep coming back to stay at this entirely gorgeous hotel (I heard that the shoe design mogul Datuk Jimmy Choo and celebrity interior designer Eric Leong are part of that list). But this doesn’t come as a surprise because being design stars themselves,...

Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City | CET Academic Programs

Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City | CET Academic Programs


CET Academic Programs

Written by Leah Phan (University of Florida), Student Correspondent CET Vietnam, Summer 2016 Activities Artinus 02-04 đường số 9, khu đô thị mới Him Lam D7, Tân Hưng, 7, Hồ Chí Minh Artinus is a 3D interactive art museum. Tickets range …

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.

Celebrate This Winter Season at the New Club Med Tomamu in Hokkaido Japan

by Club Med @ Gaya Travel

SINGAPORE, 18 JANUARY 2018 – Club Med, the leader of Premium All-Inclusive holidays officially opens its newest ski resort, Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido with a grand opening ceremony today. Set in Hokkaido, one of the top destinations for a luxury snowy getaway, the resort invites guests to escape into a winter wonderland renowned for its...

Ho Chi Minh City night market is one big tourist trap

Ho Chi Minh City night market is one big tourist trap


Thanh Nien Daily

Many downtown shops continue to rip off foreign visitors by selling cheap knockoffs at very high prices

Legendary martial arts hero Huang Fei Hong is on dimsum

by GORDON KHO @ Star2.com

Legendary martial arts hero Huang Fei Hong kickstarts the new year on dimsum.

Discover Hong Kong Like A Local with SchAwaLara

by Hong Kong Tourism Board @ Gaya Travel

Malaysia’s favourite celebrity couple, Awal Ashaari, Scha Alyahya and their 3 year old daughter Lara Alana discover Hong Kong like a local Getting around Hong Kong Awal Ashaari, Scha Alyahya and Lara Alana (SchAwaLara) explored Hong Kong Island via a Tram or more commonly known as “Ding Ding” because of the sound of the tram’s...

Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Just a couple hours' drive from Saigon, Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa has improved it's facilities and aesthetics in recent years: it's now a lush, relaxing and satisfying retreat from the city.... Continue reading

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 […]

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

Adventure Mekong Delta 2 days 1 night

Adventure Mekong Delta 2 days 1 night


thebtourist

Uncover the unique way of life on the Mekong Delta as you experience the lively floating markets and riverside towns. This Adventure Mekong Delta 2 days 1 night will ...

3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Although we are very proud of the acclaim our tours have received over the years, we realize that they are not suitable for everyone. These are the 3 main reasons we think some guests should not book our tours: If you are looking for a typical food tour – All the dishes and stops on the “Foodie” tour are carefully curated to…

Let’s hunt for the best banh mi in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Let’s hunt for the best banh mi in Ho Chi Minh City   One of the greatest joys of travel is being able to sample local cuisine. There is nothing quite like it and frankly it is one of the many things I look forward to when in a new city. Eating your way through […]

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Visit Myanmar 2018 Tips For Newcomers To Gain Unforgettable Memories

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Fall in love with the Buddhist temples and monasteries, pristine white beaches, and ancient Asian culture? Then, it is time to visit Myanmar, or commonly known as Burma. Here is a must-see destination for those who are fond of Buddha and beaches. What makes the country apart from the crowd is a collection of numerous […]

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Hang out to some amazing coffee spots in Saigon

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Hang out to some amazing coffee spots in Saigon   Coffee was introduced to Vietnam by the French in the 19th century. And although Vietnamese coffee can be considered obscure, the country is actually the second largest coffee producer in the world. The Vietnamese coffee culture is not to be dismissed easily. Even though the […]

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Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Hải Đăng is a simple, local, informal vegetarian restaurant in Saigon's Binh Thanh District. The sheer variety and freshness of vegetable dishes on offer (not just tofu and 'fake meat') sets it apart from other Vietnamese vegetarian eateries in the city.... Continue reading

Best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City VietNam

by Định Nguyễn @ KIM TRAVEL

 You have to know the best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City VietNam for a good holiday time Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is Vietnam in high gear. Paying a visit to Ho Chi Minh City is to be introduced to a dramatic meeting of old and new culture, a dynamic […]

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Guide to Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City

Guide to Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City


My Guide Vietnam

Our guide to Guide to Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City by our Vietnam local expert - Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, is truly a shopping wonderland for every style, budget an...

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 1: North Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Generally, Vietnam is a very safe country in which to travel. Compared to most major tourist cities in the West – Paris, London, New York, Rome – the streets of Vietnam’s urban centers are much less threatening. However, in some of the more popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, there are a handful of tourist scams and…

Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is seeing more and more visitors each year, with the actual number of tourists per year reaching well over 6 million.  Some areas in Vietnam, such as Halong Bay, Sapa, and Hoi An, are very beautiful but also packed with tourists year round.  Fortunately, if you want to get away from the crowds, you…

AirAsia Celebrates ‘Beautiful Terengganu, Malaysia’ Livery

by Air Asia @ Gaya Travel

KUALA TERENGGANU, 10 January 2018 – AirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline today celebrated the ‘Beautiful Terengganu, Malaysia’ livery in partnership with Terengganu State Government at Sultan Mahmud Airport, Kuala Nerus, Terengganu. The livery is set to be a major promotional platform for the state for two years. The state’s tourism products will also...

Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Covering nearly 200km of completely empty beach, coastal back-roads lead from the old imperial capital of Hue to the beach city of Dong Hoi. Scattered with thousands of traditional-style tombs, this coastal region is rarely explored by foreign visitors... Continue reading

Thoughts Upon Leaving

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Taylor Ginter (Rice University) Student Correspondent CET Harbin, Fall 2017 I just finished my last final but it doesn’t feel like I can start enjoying my relaxing winter break just yet — I’ve still got my whole dorm room to […]

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Get Inspired with 6 Effective Travel Websites

by joshzukas @ Dulichable

When building a new website or refreshing an old one, it’s best to start with a hunt for inspiration. In this article, Josh Zukas talks to the experts to round up six of the most eye-catching and effective travel company websites from around the world. Authentic Asia This continental tour company focusing on bespoke luxury […]

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Must-stay boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Must-stay boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh City   While Ho Chi Minh City offers accommodations ranging from luxurious chain properties to budget options for backpackers, there are a select amount of boutique hotels. The intimacy of chic design, interesting architecture and urban locales are big contributors to the underground appeal of boutique hotels. These […]

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Photo Essay: CET Japan

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Rina Lindenmayer, (Soka University of America) Student Correspondent CET Japan, Fall 2017                    

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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.

Cu Chi – the Best Place for Ho Chi Minh Tunnels Tour

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

If you take a Ho Chi Minh tunnels tour, the must-going place is Cu Chi tunnel – one of the greatest works constructed by the Vietnamese. Cu Chi tunnel system serves as the living and hiding place for the Vietnamese soldiers during the wars. Visitors reaching there can not only experience the great tunnels but […]

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HOW VIETNAM CAN WIN THE TOURISM GAME

by Trang Nguyen @ Dulichable

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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 […]

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American Tourister Announces Football Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo as its 2018 Brand Ambassador

by Gaya Travel @ Gaya Travel

Malaysia – American Tourister, the world’s leading fashionable, youthful, international luggage brand, is proud to announce the signing of international football superstar and fashion icon, Cristiano Ronaldo, as its new brand ambassador for 2018. Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly one of the best footballers of all time, with a significant number of prestigious awards and accolades under...

11 famous alleys for food lovers in Sai Gon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Saigon Alleys are food heaven for those who want to discover the authentic cuisine of Sai Gon. Just a short visit to one of these alleys, you will see why locals love to eat in those small alleys. 1. 52 Cao Thắng Alleyway, District 3 51 Cao Thắng Food alleyway has been a popular spot

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Guide For New Visitors On Where To Go Myanmar

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Wonder where to go Myanmar for the most meaningful memories? The following is our 7-day travel itinerary on the top-ranked destinations in the country you can have a chance to visit all. Also called the Golden Land, Myanmar is a spectacular country which is still relatively untouched by tourism. Thanks to thousands of iconic sights […]

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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 […]

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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.

Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

On a recent road trip between Saigon & Hanoi I made a record of some of the meals I ate along the way, to try and illustrate the variety of food available, and what a delight it is to eat your way from one end of the country to the other... Continue reading

SPG Hotels in Malaysia Present Lavish Lunar New Year Celebrations

by Marriott International @ Gaya Travel

Immerse in the auspicious occasion with sumptuous dinners and delightful New Year delicacies across Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, 2 January 2018 – Lunar New Year marks a new auspicious beginning and a chance to renew friendships and rekindle family ties. A series of enticing New Year food and room promotions mark the coming of the Year...

Saigon's Binh Tay Market - What to Do and Eat

Saigon's Binh Tay Market - What to Do and Eat


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Binh Tay Market, located in Saigon's Chinatown, is one of the biggest and liveliest markets in the city. Here's what you can do and eat on your visit.

When Best to travel to Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Decide when best to travel to Vietnam will give you some confuse because Vietnam is the tropical monsoon climate. That is the reason why you should choose the best time to visit each place in Vietnam, however, there are some months which is suitable for all parts of Vietnam. This article will show you the […]

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Interactive LED Table

Interactive LED Table

by Al Williams @ Hackaday

Some hackers make functional things that you can’t allow to be seen in polite company. Others make beautiful things that could come from a high-end store. [Marija] falls into the second category and her interactive LED coffee table would probably fetch quite a bit on the retail market. You can see a video of the awesome-looking table, below.

It isn’t just the glass, MDF, and pine construction. There’s also a Bluetooth interface to a custom Android application from [Dejan], who collaborated on the project. However, if you aren’t comfortable with the woodworking, [Marija’s] instructions are very detailed with great pictures …read more

Ubud Monkey Forest In Bali – Things To Know Before You Visit

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

My first visit to the Monkey Forest was fraught with an unnecessary amount of anxiety! One of us, can’t remember who it was (all I know is that it wasn’t me 😀 ) mentioned how the monkeys in the forest were kinda crazy and would attack people for food or even for things like their … Continue Reading

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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 […]

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British Airways Invests in Substantial New Catering for World Traveller Customers

by British Airways @ Gaya Travel

KUALA LUMPUR – British Airways is today announcing a multi-million pound investment in its World Traveller (long-haul economy cabin) catering, introducing an exciting and expanded new menu, which provides more quantity and quality to both meals and great snacking options throughout the flight. Options now include: • Pretzels with the welcome drink • Four-course meal with...

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.

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.

5 Best Markets in Ho Chi Minh City - Ho Chi Minh City’s Most Popular Street Markets

5 Best Markets in Ho Chi Minh City - Ho Chi Minh City’s Most Popular Street Markets


vietnam-guide.com

The best markets in Ho Chi Minh City are must-visits for shopping enthusiasts and first-time visitors looking to experience the daily lives of the local population. Mostly set within the tourist-friendly District 1, these traditional markets open as early as 06:00 with local vendors selling fresh produce, household

10 important tips for travelers in Vietnam

by Định Nguyễn @ KIM TRAVEL

10 important tips for travelers in Vietnam   Vacations are for reducing stress, not adding to it. Unfortunately, things can happen to make any vacation a stressful experience, no matter how beautiful the locale and destination. Some things you are not able to control, such as the weather or flights delayed. Other things, such as […]

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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.

12 Beautiful Things To Do In Budapest

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Budapest in one of my favourite cities in Eastern Europe and I was totally taken aback on my first trip. There really are so many beautiful things to do in Budapest. I have to be honest, I wasn’t prepared for how beautiful the city is. I mean, I’d had a good nose around online and knew … Continue Reading

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Ben Thanh Market | Ho Chi Minh City and around Guide

Ben Thanh Market | Ho Chi Minh City and around Guide


Rough Guides

There’s much more beneath the pillbox-style clock tower of Ben Thanh Market than just the cattle and seafood pictured on its front wall. The city’s busiest...

12 Best Vegetarian restaurants in Saigon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Is it possible to find any good vegetarian food in Saigon? Fortunately, it is, now more than ever. US travel website When On Earth has listed Ho Chi Minh City among the ideal cities worldwide for vegans and vegetarians. The city is named one of the ten destinations that “tickle veggie-loving taste buds” as it

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Hackaday Links: January 21, 2018

Hackaday Links: January 21, 2018

by Brian Benchoff @ Hackaday

You know what next week is? Sparklecon! What is it? Everybody hangs out at the 23b Hackerspace in Fullerton, California. Last year, people were transmuting the elements, playing Hammer Jenga, roasting marshmallows over hot resistors, and generally having a really great time. It’s the party for our sort of people, and there are talks on 3D projection mapping and a hebocon. I can’t recommend this one enough.

The STM32F7 is a very, very powerful ARM Cortex-M7 microcontroller with piles of RAM, oodles of Flash, DSP, and tons of I/O. It’s a relatively new part, so are there any breakout …read more

How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

As tourists, Ho Chi Minh City can seem very centralized because not only are many of the tourist attractions around District 1, the centre of the city, but this district is also quite compact.  However, with 24 districts, the city is actually very spread out and some of the other districts are more than twice…

Relax at the best bars in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Relax at the best bars in Ho Chi Minh City   After a long hard week at work, one of the best things to do is spend either Friday night or Saturday night out. There is tendency for the young to go to the bars to chill out, grab a drink and relax in Ho […]

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Must-see attractions in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Must-see attractions in Ho Chi Minh City   It’s a big world out of there- so big that it can be daunting to decide what destinations to visit in the course of a lifetime. From natural wonders to man-made masterpieces, from wildlife to cityscapes, the choices are seemingly endless. Don’t let indecision let you down, […]

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Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

SAG Awards: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ is top winner

by AGENCY @ Star2.com

The winners in the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles showcase front-runners in the Oscars’ race.

Shopping In Ho Chi Minh City - What to Buy and Where to Buy It | XO Tours Blog

Shopping In Ho Chi Minh City - What to Buy and Where to Buy It | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

With Vietnam being one of the best shopping destinations in Asia, we put together a simple Saigon shopping guide on where to find the items that you want at the best bargain prices!

Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Sapa's dramatic mountainous landscape continues north of town, via Y Ty Village, all the way to the Chinese border. Several small roads penetrate deep into steep, terraced valleys & climb high above ferocious rivers creating a scenic loop.... Continue reading

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 […]

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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.

A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Hosts Hina-matsuri Girls’ Doll Festival Exhibition

by Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo @ Gaya Travel

6,800 Magnificent and Ornate Decorations and Incense Displayed TOKYO – Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (KPH), one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will host a special exhibition entitled “Hina-matsuri (Japan’s Traditional Girls’ Doll Festival)” where 6,800 magnificent and ornate handmade dolls and other traditional decorations will be displayed and be held in the...

6 must-visit markets in Saigon

6 must-visit markets in Saigon


Inspitrip Blog

There are plenty of Saigon markets that are filled with unique finds, exciting history and fascinating local people manning their shops.

How To See The Most Beautiful Ice Castle In Alberta, Canada

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Embracing the snow, icicles and the chilly weather is something that’s amazing during a Canadian winter, especially within beautiful spots in Alberta. Now, if you’re anything like me you’ll be hankering to see some of this picturesque side of winter, with the Edmonton Ice Castle being one of the prettiest. I mean, there’s not too many … Continue Reading

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Weaving With Light: An OLED Fibre Fabric Display

Weaving With Light: An OLED Fibre Fabric Display

by Jenny List @ Hackaday

If you think of wearable electronic projects, in many cases what may come to mind are the use of addressable LEDs, perhaps on strips or on sewable PCBs like the Neopixel and similar products. They make an attractive twinkling fashion show, but there remains a feeling that in many cases once you have seen one project, you have seen them all.

So if you are tiring of static sewable LED projects and would like to look forward to something altogether more exciting, take a look at some bleeding-edge research from a team at KAIST, the Korean Advanced Institute of Science …read more

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?

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.

XO Tours in Hanoi

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi, and it’s unlikely we ever will. So why the misleading blog title? We felt the need to write this blog post to protect our brand, so that when our valued guests search for XO Tours they will know that XO Tours only operates out of Ho Chi Minh City…

Dusit Thani Bangkok to Remain Open Throughout the Year

by Dusit International @ Gaya Travel

Originally slated to close for redevelopment this April, Dusit International’s iconic flagship hotel will now operate as usual until 5 January 2019 Bangkok, 3 January 2018 – Dusit International, one of Thailand’s foremost hotel and property development companies, has announced that its iconic flagship hotel, Dusit Thani Bangkok, will now remain fully operational until 5 January...

Hosts of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games Announce “PyeongChang Forum for the Earth and its Citizens.”

by Gaya Travel @ Gaya Travel

An Annual Forum in South Korea on Issues of the Environment and Global Citizenship PyeongChang, Republic of Korea –  Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea, host of the XXIII Winter Olympic Games, last week launched the “PyeongChang Forum for the Earth and its Citizens,” an annual meeting designed to create a global dialogue on the critical need...

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.

Ultimate guide to smart & safe travel in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam, in general, is one of the safest travel destinations. However like most countries, it has its share of traveller annoyances such as scams and other petty crime. Spend a little time to learn about these simple tips to travel safely, securely, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Vietnam – without

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Wonderful family trip to Vietnam

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

It is likely that building a strong family bond and exploring new lands will be two of the most popular resolutions in 2018, as strengthening the family relationship and discovering new cultures will significantly change the life of each person. So, obviously, a wonderful family trip to Vietnam will be a stone killing two birds […]

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How to Do Mount Fansipan Right

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

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

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What to See in North Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Thanks to the perfect geographical location, Vietnam has inherited many wonderful landscapes from Mother Nature and absorbed the essence of neighboring cultures. This makes people wonder what to see in North Vietnam. Because I have spent almost all of my life here, I can confidently say that I know this area inside out. My friends […]

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CONTEMPORARY ART AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN HANOI AND HO CHI MINH CITY - Dulichable

CONTEMPORARY ART AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN HANOI AND HO CHI MINH CITY - Dulichable


Dulichable

By no means large in scale, the contemporary art world in Vietnam is responsible for some of the most exciting and unusual cultural events and activities.

Tai O Heritage Hotel Gains Global Recognition Garnering Three Titles at the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards

by Tai O Heritage Hotel @ Gaya Travel

HONG KONG, Dec. 28, 2017 – Tai O Heritage Hotel recently garnered three titles at the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards, including Country Winner in Luxury Historical Hotel, Country Winner in Luxury Heritage Hotel and Regional Winner for East Asia in Luxury Cultural Retreat. Most notably, Tai O Heritage Hotel was the sole Hong Kong-based hotel to be named as...

19 Beautiful Greek Islands You Should Visit

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Greece is one of those countries that you’ll never get bored of visiting. With thousands of little islands and the gorgeous mainland, it’s a place that just gets better with every trip. That’s what makes a trip to some of the most beautiful Greek Islands a necessity when in Greece. With tiny little islands like … Continue Reading

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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.

Photo Essay: CET Film in Prague

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Amanda Luthy, (American University) Student Correspondent CET Film in Prague, Fall 2017                

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Sweet success for singing duo at Autistic Talent Gala

by star2.com @ Star2.com

Joshua Johnson and Salvador Ling finally get the chance to show the world that they have talent, too.

A Comprehensive Guide to Vietnam Visas

by Scott Jones @ XO Tours Blog

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any…

Sun And Sea Vacations For Newlyweds Through Vietnam Holiday Package 2018

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Thanks to its colonial structures, sparkling bays, gorgeous beaches, stunning landscapes, exotic cuisine, and colorful culture, Vietnam is always appealing to many honeymooners in all parts of the world. So, if you are newly married couples and wondering where to go in the S-shaped country for unforgettable and meaningful experiences, then Vietnam Holiday Package 2018 […]

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Coming up with a plan for New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Coming up with a plan for New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City   New Year’s Eve is the last hurrah of the holiday season. People throughout the world hit the streets in order to enjoy the day. Their goal is to celebrate life and to watch one year end and another begin. It […]

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Gazing on History of Kanchanaburi

by Shahida Sakeri @ Gaya Travel

About 129 kilometres – or roughly two and a half hours’ drive by car from Bangkok – sits Thailand’s third largest province called Kanchanaburi, a land covered with timber, evergreen forests and most famous natural wonders in the country. But having said that, Kanchanaburi’s greatest yet saddest draw probably comes from its deadliest tragedy: the...

Liberty Central Hotel, Nha Trang

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Liberty Central Nha Trang is a contemporary, stylish, high-rise hotel just a block from the beach. Featuring elegant, minimalist decor, extraordinary sea views, rooftop bar & its own section of beach, Liberty Central is a solid place to stay in Nha Trang.... Continue reading

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 2: South Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

In this, the second part of our two-part series on avoiding common tourist scams in Vietnam, we focus on popular tourist destinations in the south of the country. Saigon, Nha Trang and Hoi An all have their fair share of scams and safety hazards that travelers should be aware of. (Read Part 1 of this series…

A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Fashion superstar Hedi Slimane to take over at Celine

by AGENCY @ Star2.com

Hedi Slimane takes over at Celine from the highly-rated British designer Phoebe Philo who quit last month after a decade at the helm.

Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Bánh Khọt are delicious gems: crispy discs of rice flour batter & coconut milk, fried until they’re crunchy on the outside but moist on the inside, then wrapped in herbs & dipped in a sweet-spicy sauce. Here are 7 places to eat bánh khọt in Vũng Tàu... Continue reading

Where are the Shopping Centers and Markets in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, Vietnam) ?

Where are the Shopping Centers and Markets in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, Vietnam) ?


A Visit in Saigon

First, a little piece of advice : If during your trip, you are also going to visit Bangkok in Thailand which is just 1 hour flight from Saigon, then you better do all your shopping in Bangkok. It is superior to Saigon in any aspect : variety, prices and fun. You can see what I wrote … Continue reading Where are the Shopping Centers and Markets in Saigon ? →

My Top 5 Markets in Saigon

My Top 5 Markets in Saigon


Vietnam Coracle

Saigon’s markets seem to exist in another dimension to the rest of the city. In downtown District 1 you’d be forgiven for thinking that the traditional Vietnamese market no longer exists; replaced by generic high-end shopping malls. But local markets outside the city centre continue to thrive: here are my favourite wet markets in Saigon... Continue reading →

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.

Double the Reason to Celebrate Chinese New Year at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

by Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort @ Gaya Travel

Bali, Indonesia – December 2017 – Celebrate the traditional Chinese New Year festivities in a tropical setting with two specially designed packages at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort in 2018. Create memories to cherish as you welcome the Lunar New Year with loved ones be it a romantic escapade or a family staycation with the best...

Hotels near Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City  - BEST HOTEL RATES Near Markets, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam

Hotels near Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City - BEST HOTEL RATES Near Markets, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam


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Choosing Effective Photos for Your Website (with Examples)

by joshzukas @ Dulichable

Choosing the right photos is vital when it comes to marketing your travel products. It’s also one of the hardest things to get right. In this article, Erika Braeger talks to the experts, breaks things down, and presents some case studies to make things easier. Stunning landscapes and gleeful families on the beach have held […]

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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.

7 Tips To Help You Successfully Negotiate Bến Thành Market, Hồ Chí Minh City in Vietnam

7 Tips To Help You Successfully Negotiate Bến Thành Market, Hồ Chí Minh City in Vietnam


Hand Luggage Only

Bến Thành Market is one of the more exciting places to visit in Hồ Chí Minh City. It's a chance to truly get stuck in with the locals and test your bargaining skills. It's a very different experience

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.

Where next? Emirates Launches “Hello 2018” Global Offers

by Emirates @ Gaya Travel

Kuala Lumpur – 8 January 2018: Enabling globalistas to explore the infinite possibilities in travel, Emirates today launches its “Hello 2018” global sale to say hi to the New Year, offering passengers exciting, but affordable, options to explore the world. With Economy Class, starting from RM2,359.00 and Business Class, starting from RM9,599.00, a typical Emirates “Hello...

A visit to the most famous markets in Ho Chi Minh City | KIM TRAVEL

A visit to the most famous markets in Ho Chi Minh City | KIM TRAVEL


KIM TRAVEL

A visit to the most famous markets in Ho Chi Minh City   Perhaps the last thing you want to do while on vacation is buying groceries or souvenirs. After all, it should be a time of relaxation, a break from your everyday. That is one way to look at it. For me, the market …

19 Fairytale Castles In Germany You Have To Visit

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

It probably goes without saying that Europe is home to some of the most incredible castles in the world and not many places more so than Germany. There are LOADS of fairytale castles in Germany and we’re talking about castles that have actually inspired real fairytales, loved by billions across the world. Some of these … Continue Reading

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An age-old in-flight debate: Who gets the armrest?

by AGENCY @ Star2.com

When three people are forced to share four armrests on a plane, which passengers are entitled to elbow room? Let’s find out.

Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market


Travelfish

Arguably Saigon's most famous landmark, Ben Thanh market has occupied its present location in the heart of District 1 since 1912.

Questing while Abroad

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Anna Dolliver (University of Texas-Austin) Student Correspondent CET Taiwan, Fall 2017 Achievement unlocked! You are surviving your semester abroad. Sure, you’ve had a few late nights, a shaky speech or two, and the bus system continues to prove your fiercest rival, […]

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14 Amazing Things To Do In Crete, Greece

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Out of all the Greek islands like; Corfu, Samos, Santorini or Mykonos, Crete is (without a doubt) the largest. It’s a place filled with everything from historic forts, plates of yummy Greek food and oodles of beautiful scenery. There’s a whole heap of amazing things to do in Crete. I promise you’ll be spoilt for choice. Now, as I said, … Continue Reading

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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.

Tourism Malaysia Kicks Off 2018 with Six-Month Promotion in India

by Tourism Malaysia @ Gaya Travel

PUTRAJAYA, 10 January 2018 – Tourism Malaysia is serious about tackling the India tourist market with an aggressive six-month marketing and promotion campaign from January to June 2018. The campaign, a joint promotion effort with Akquasun Group, a destination marketing company based in India, begins this month and entails a comprehensive promotion effort undertaken in...

Travel Sense Asia(TSA) will attend The Travel Mart AEC from Jan 16 – Jan 19 2018 in Myanmar

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

The Travel Mart AEC is the overarching voice of travel trade partners in the ASEAN Economic Community. It was first conceptualized by travel and leisure gurus as the go-to marketing arm of businesses who wish to showcase their travel products and services locally and abroad. Fueled by their passion and determination to see the industry […]

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The 17 Best West End Theatre Shows In London To See

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

Confession: The very first West End Theatre Show In London I saw was years and years ago and I remember being very unenthusiastic prior to seeing it. It was all Lloyd’s idea – mostly to escape the cold in London.We’d all popped round to celebrate New Year’s in London (we hadn’t moved to London back … Continue Reading

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Destination - Novotel Saigon Centre

Destination - Novotel Saigon Centre


Novotel Saigon Centre

Novotel Saigon Centre is located in Ho Chi Minh city – the most dynamic and crowded city in Vietnam. Just a few minutes walk from the hotel to attractive places such as Independence Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and adjacent to major consulates, buildings and shopping areas.

How To Shop Like a Local In Saigon?

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Shop like a local in Saigon, why not? Ho Chi Minh City, or much commonly known as Saigon, is a real mecca for shopping enthusiasts, but it is crazy, to tell you the truth. If you do not take some information or tips in hand, you will find yourself lost among stalls and stalls of

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New World Petaling Jaya Hotel Opens Its Doors Today as the First New World Hotels & Resorts Property in Malaysia

by New World Petaling Jaya Hotel @ Gaya Travel

New World Petaling Jaya Hotel made its debut today as the first Malaysia property for New World Hotels & Resorts. The stylish hotel is one of the tallest hotels in Petaling Jaya, conveniently located with direct access to major highways such as the Federal Expressway and North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) as well as in...

11 Countries With The Best Beaches In The World

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

The best beaches in the world have long since attracted travellers from all across the world. There’s just something about beaches that appeal to pretty much everyone. Even if you’re not one to spend all day on a beach, a few minutes or even hours on a picturesque sandy beach is something that’s probably an … Continue Reading

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Belum Beckons in Harmony

by Gaya Traveller @ Gaya Travel

We took a six-hour road trip over the long Labour Day weekend for something special: to hear Malaysia’s legendary jazz chanteuse Dato’ Sheila Majid sing while being surrounded by the rainforest! Well, to be exact, this exclusive showcase took place within the intimate setting of the luxurious Belum Rainforest Resort, located on Banding Island, Perak,...

Galeri PETRONAS Launches ‘ALEGORI’ Publication Documenting Malay Cultural Heritage in Classical Manuscripts

by Galeri PETRONAS @ Gaya Travel

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 – GALERI PETRONAS yesterday launched a publication to complement its ongoing ALEGORI: Contemporary Art Expressions from Malay Manuscriptsexhibition which explores the concepts and metaphorical thinking derived from classical Malay manuscripts. The ALEGORI publication, a collaborative effort between GALERI PETRONAS and the Malaysian Institute of Translation & Books (ITBM), is a collection of essays from Malay...

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