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Are Vietnamese people really hostile towards foreign tourists?

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

On the following of the incident happened in late July where a bus driver’s assistant of Viet Nhat Travel (Nha Trang) forced two female foreign passengers to leave the bus, part of which was recorded on mobile phone by a Taiwanese tourist who also took the same bus, we have received mixed opinions on the …

Pink Discrimination

by Elio Heres @ Elio Heres

People who watch my weekly videos on my Youtube channel know that I’ve been harassed and threatened to be beaten up, a while ago. I wore this particular outfit when it happened. I was on my way to an interview combined with a photo-shoot. It happened in my own neighbourhood. That actually made that it […]

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How and Why to Get a Motorbike License in Vietnam - Anna Wickham

How and Why to Get a Motorbike License in Vietnam - Anna Wickham


Anna Wickham

So you’re moving to Vietnam or traveling there soon and you can’t wait to jump on a motorbike and ride through traffic that seriously looks like this: You may not have heard, but it’s incredibly easy to rent or even buy a motorbike in Vietnam. Motorbike shops are everywhere, and it usually costs around $50-100

4 P’s Pizza – Saigon’s Best

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

4 P’s PIZZA 8 Thu Khoa Huan, District 1 (immediately behind Bến Thành Market) +84-8-3622-0500 (Reservation Only) ***************************************************** Once in a while, Hai and I decide to leave Saigon’s streets and enjoy dinner inside a “fully-enclosed” eatery. And we recently decided to do it in real style! Not only had we convinced ourselves that we deserved an [Read on ...]

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

Friendship Order presented to outgoing Algerian ambassador

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

PANO – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vu Hong Nam on January 12th in Hanoi presented the Vietnamese State’s Friendship Order to Algerian Ambassador Cherif Chikhi to Vietnam in recognition of his active contributions to developing the two countries’ friendships and long-term cooperation during his five-year term of office in the country. Deputy Minister of […]

Escape Hunt Experience Ho Chi Minh City

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Prosperous yes, but is ATF sustainable?

by Don Ross @ TTR Weekly

CHIANG RAI, 22 January 2018: The Tourism Authority of Thailand rolls out the red carpet to welcome participants to the ASEAN Tourism Forum, 2018 hosted in Chiang Mai, this week. Well done. The organisation of the event will be smooth and the decision to host the show in Chiang Mai was spot on. But the […]

Singapore farewells WTA Finals

by e-NewsWire @ TTR Weekly

SINGAPORE, 22 January 2018: Singapore Tourism Board’s partnership in the hosting of the annual BNP Paribas WTA Finals is now in its fifth and final year. With the five-year contract for hosting the high profile tennis tournament ending this October, the Singapore Tourism Board and SportSG evaluated an extension, but decided not to pursue the option. […]

Vietnam wants closer defence training cooperation with India

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

Senior Lieutenant General Pham Ngoc Minh, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the VPA, made the affirmation at a reception in Hanoi on May 29 for Major General Anil Dere, who is leading a delegation from the Indian National Defence University to Vietnam. Cooperation in personnel training is one of the ways to promote […]

Chiều Cháo Lòng

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Chiều Cháo Lòng 26 Huỳnh Mẫn Đạt Bình Thạnh District 0934 324557 ******************************* One of my favorite memories from my years living in Hanoi (already 10 years ago now), is a small cháo lòng eatery just a few blocks from my apartment there. On a chilly Hanoi winter morning, there was nothing better for breakfast than [Read on ...]

Management mechanisms for transport projects should be revamped

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

Investment in infrastructure construction is crucial to boosting economic growth. However, many transport projects managed by the Ministry of Transport are taking much longer than expected pace due to soaring material costs and management weaknesses in implementing projects. Since early this year, increases in the prices of building materials have had a negative impact on […]

Mui Ne Police Sand Dune Trap - TigitMotorbikes

Mui Ne Police Sand Dune Trap - TigitMotorbikes


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Mui Ne Police trap, what is it, and why has it become famous? The Mui Ne Police trap, famous for stopping backpackers on motorbikes.

BonBon Residence

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

BonBon Residence 2C8 Trường Sa Street P. 19, Bình Thạnh District **************************************** Let’s get this out of the way right up front.  I hate the name BonBon Residence.  Sounds like an assisted-living home for expired frozen treats. And, I want to be clear that Eating Saigon! is not in the business of reviewing the Saigon hotel/housing [Read on ...]

VFF leader sends greetings to Catholic followers

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

He wished the Catholics a peaceful and prosperous Christmas and expressed hope that Catholic dignitaries would further encourage believers to join in the national construction cause towards “a wealthy people, a strong country and an equal, democratic and civilised society.” The president of the nation’s biggest mass organisation also acknowledged Catholics’ active participation together with […]

Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa 115 Phan Đăng Lưu Street, P.7 Phú Nhuận District DT: 0915 762 076 DT: 0121 547 3763 Facebook:Chuối Nếp Nướng Nam Bộ *************************************************** If you’re in Saigon, and can’t quite make it to the Mekong River Delta countryside, don’t despair. There’s still a way to find yourself inside a Mekong [Read on ...]

Hotels near Immigration Police Office, Ho Chi Minh City  - BEST HOTEL RATES Near Police and Emergency, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam

Hotels near Immigration Police Office, Ho Chi Minh City - BEST HOTEL RATES Near Police and Emergency, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam


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Rules Of The Road: How To Win At The Game Of Saigon Traffic - The Christina's Blog

Rules Of The Road: How To Win At The Game Of Saigon Traffic - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

Traffic in Saigon is chaotic. How better can you learn to overcome being overwhelmed than by taking advice from a local? Read on.

Vietnam’s aquatic product exports hit US$2.8 billion

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

The US, Japan, China and the Republic of Korea were leading importers of Vietnamese aquatic products, which accounted for 53.5% of the country’s export value. Also in May, Vietnam imported US$87 million worth of aquatic products, raising the five-month figure to US$508 million, up 28% year on year. According to the ministry, processing enterprises have […]

Best trips for Soft Adventure travel

by Esther Delbreil @ Luxury Travel Blog

Adventure travel can be for anyone. For a long time adventure and travel were associated with more physical and long hours of trekking but the tendency today has changed. What are Soft Adventure experiences? Here in Luxury Travel we understand...
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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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Arrest of a U.S. Citizen | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

Arrest of a U.S. Citizen | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam


U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

The Department of State is committed to ensuring fair and humane treatment for U.S. citizens imprisoned overseas. We stand ready to assist incarcerated citizens and their families within the limits of our authority in accordance with international law, domestic and foreign law. If you are arrested… If you are arrested, you should ask the authorities ...

Tips on your trip to Fansipan

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Fansipan is called “the roof of Indochina”, the highest peak in Indochina as well as in Vietnam with height of 3143m. The mountain is belonged to Hoang Lien Son range, located 9km away from Sapa town on the southwest. There are up to 1680 species of flora, some of them are precious and 327 fauna …

Hoa Vien Brauhaus

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Sony Xperia XZ1 First Impressions

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

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

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26 Most Common Scams in Vietnam - Travelscams.org

26 Most Common Scams in Vietnam - Travelscams.org


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Vietnam is a beautiful country to visit, but almost every tourist here would have experienced a scam. Click here to learn how to protect yourself!

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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Join Photography Contest with Vietnam Visa Easy to get BIG prizes

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

We are proudly presenting to you our very first Photography Contest: Together We Travel the World. Share your most beautiful travelling moments of you and your loved ones to win many presents from Vietnam Visa Easy! What are you waiting for? Join us now to get big prizes! From 7th September to 14th September, all you …

Amazing gift from VVE on 2017 Thanksgiving

by Helen Queen @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

We are so happy whenever the season of Thanksgiving is fast approaching because we consider this wonderful holiday as the best oppotunity to thank all our valued friends, supporters and clients. To express our sincere thanks for all of your trust and supports, we would love to PRESENT you a beautiful handmade passport holder for …

Forms of Investment

by Nguyen Ngan @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Coming to Vietnam and putting lots of money on a business are steps of a gamble which requires careful research. As a matter of fact, the research starts with how to invest into Vietnam, or in other words what are forms for investment in Vietnam. This question is not quite a key concern but should …

Global Passport Summer 2017

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

“Where do I begin? What should I do? ” – maybe you have experienced those thoughts! Don’t give up just yet, because GLOBAL PASSPORT SUMMER 2017 – AIESEC in the National Economics University (NEU) is back, just for YOU! ► About GLOBAL PASSPORT This exciting project – a part of the Social Wave Campaign will […]

Foreigners a prime target of criminals in Ho Chi Minh City: police - Tuoi Tre News

Foreigners a prime target of criminals in Ho Chi Minh City: police - Tuoi Tre News


Tuoi Tre News

Short-staying tourists will have no time to report or work with police, thus preferred by robbers or thieves

Taxi scam in Ho Chi Minh Saigon Vietnam

Taxi scam in Ho Chi Minh Saigon Vietnam


Travel Dave

I’ve learnt my lesson, no matter how cheap: Tips to avoid Ho chi Minh taxi scam Saigon Vietnam .

Competition: win a fabulous £1000 hotel stay with Hotel Bonanza

by Guest Blogger @ Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

Want to win a £1,000 hotel stay with Hotel Bonanza?  Enter the competition here: http://bit.ly/2Dzfm7Z Why Hotel Bonanza? Bursting onto the online travel agency scene is Hotel Bonanza, offering an alternative to the high commissions charged by major hotel booking sites of up to 30%. High commissions force many hotels to put up their prices,...

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.

How to spend a boutique 48 hours in Regensburg, Germany at Christmas (inc.video)

by Becky Moore @ Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

Although Bavaria lives up to all its wonderful cliches of lederhosen, dirndls and of course its beer-supping, thigh-slappingly jolly festivals, the Southeastern state in Germany Bavaria offers much more than just a fine place to get drunk. It’s a place where pristinely glossy landscapes are punctuated with story-book castles, traditional churches and neat and medieval...

Depay grabs Lyon thrilling win over PSG

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Nabil Fekir gave the hosts a shock second-minute lead at Groupama Stadium with a brilliant free-kick, but PSG snatched an equaliser on the stroke of half-time as left-back Layvin Kurzawa hammered home a stunning volley. PSG full-back Dani Alves was given a straight red card for dissent, and Lyon made their man advantage count deep […]

HCM City to establish tourist police agency

by hamid @ Ho Chi Minh City – Luxury Travel Blog

HCM City has asked for the government’s permission to establish the tourist police agency to effectively handle issues related to security and safety of tourists, particularly foreign tourists. Deputy Director of the HCM City Tourism Department La Quoc Khanh said,...
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Silverland Sakyo Hotel and Spa

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

PM’s visit to India helps foster political trust

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

The visit will deepen defence and security ties, intensify cooperation in economics, investment and tourism, and better tap potential in education, science and technology, said Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh in an interview with Vietnam News Agency. Regarding ASEAN-India relations, Thanh said that since the two sides established their dialogue relationship 25 years […]

Are you a victim of black jack scam? I can help.

by noreply@blogger.com (Hiroshi Takeda) @ INTERNATIONAL POLICE www.interpol.int

If you are a victim , I know how to catch them. Just contact me and I will help you.

12 of the best and most beautiful European under-the-radar travel destinations to visit in 2018

by Beth Pinches @ Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

What better way to kick-start the new year than making some exciting travel plans? If you anything like us then you probably want to avoid somewhere swamped with tourists or over anglicised and head to somewhere to experience another culture… people, language, food and lifestyle. To help you choose we’ve collectively compiled a list of...

Where to eat on the way to Dalat?

Where to eat on the way to Dalat?

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

We ended 2017 with a road trip to Dalat to celebrate the start of the year 2018. Kinda weird writing that sentence. So anyhoo, it’s not our first trip to Dalat but we’ve always been clueless as to where we … Continue reading

Baccarat,Black Jack or Poker gambling scam victim in Vietnam,Cambodia or Thailand?

by noreply@blogger.com (Hiroshi Takeda) @ INTERNATIONAL POLICE www.interpol.int

 Click this site for more info and photo gallery of the suspects: http://fisheggtree.blogspot.com/search/label/Filipino

Best Places for North Americans to Travel in Winter

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

I visited my parents in South Dakota this holiday and was reminded of how harsh the Great Planes can be in the winter. As the whole US seems to be in a deep freeze right now it’s only natural to look out that frosted up window and dream of the warm sun hitting your face […]

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Saigon Heat shooting runs cold against ravenous Vampire squad

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Thailand’s Mono Vampire was hungry for a win, and saw their chance to feast on a Saigon Heat squad on their home court on Sunday in the ASEAN Basketball League. Paced by 7-foot-5 European import Samuel “the Massive Maltese” Deguara, the Vietnamese squad was baffled how to deal with his extensive reach in the first […]

by noreply@blogger.com (Hiroshi Takeda) @ INTERNATIONAL POLICE www.interpol.int

Two Filipina Black jack mafia will spend X'mas holiday in jail! Hohohoho!

Ho chi minh-Two Filipina mafia was captured few days ago with the help of bank surveillance security camera footage,the victim who was cheated in a old style black jack gambling scam.
Based on the police media statement,the two suspect might be charged by with the financial fraud with the minimum sentence of 10 - 15 years in prison if proven guilty, then they will be deported back to their country after serving the sentence.Rightnow the Tourist police are investigating with the other group operating around the city,but sad to say based on the statement of the suspects,most of the other member of mafia are already back to Philippines to spend holiday season,unfortunately!For the suspects they will spend X'mas holiday in Jail.

Li'l C - Big Shoe Lady

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Who dares to say, men can’t wear pink?

by Elio Heres @ Elio Heres

I’m so happy that I finally can show this look to you guys. Trouw, which is a Dutch newspaper, interviewed me about my style and life a while ago. The article is featuring this look so I couldn’t put the pictures online before it got published lats weekend. You can find the dutch article at […]

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6 life-inspiring winter activities in Jasper and Edmonton, Canada

by Beth Pinches @ Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

Winter can sometimes feel like it lasts a year, especially in the UK where the build-up to Christmas suddenly gives way to long grey days, cold rainy nights and darkness. I often find myself deprived of vitamin D and craving light by the middle of January. I relish those rare bright days that are bright,...

The Quintessence of Tonkin, an enchanting cultural experience never seen before

by Esther Delbreil @ Luxury Travel Blog

When in Hanoi, you will be welcomed by friendly people, dine on gourmet restaurants and explore the fascinating maze of 36 street in the Old Quarter, but why not chose to be surprised and amazed by an exclusive cultural experience? If you...
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China’s top paper says US forcing China to accelerate deployments in disputed waters

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

China’s top newspaper, decrying Washington as a trouble-maker, said on Monday U.S. moves in the South China Sea (which Vietnam calls the East Sea) like last week’s freedom of navigation operation will only cause China to strengthen its deployments in the disputed waterway. China’s foreign ministry said the USS Hopper, a destroyer, came within 12 […]

10 Tourist Tips in Saigon

10 Tourist Tips in Saigon


Hello Saigon!

Friends have been visiting Saigon a whole lot recently and I have been getting questions on why this, why that. So, I decided to address it here in this blog post. Here’s 10 tourist tips when…

Eat With a Local Saigon Family – An Amazing Experience!

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Once in awhile Hai and I get feedback from our readers that makes us feel great about what we’re doing here at Eating Saigon! In this case, Justin and his friends from Michigan, USA shared their thoughts about their recent home-cooked Saigon dinner with our family hosts, Hà and Hà. Seems they had a wonderful Eat With [Read on ...]

Behind the Scenes of An Influencer or Blogger Campaign

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

I’m not a big fan of the term ‘influencer’, however I must admit, it does describe much of what I do. Over the past few years the term travel blogger has been taken over by the term travel influencer; honestly we do more than blog I suppose. My goal is always to inspire, or convince […]

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Hanoi police seize 7,500 meth pills during drug bust

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

Officers also seized an undisclosed amount of cash and other drug paraphernalia. The Hanoi police said the department is making progress in the ongoing battle against serious drugs into the capital city. Pham Van Hung, a resident of Binh Phuoc now faces charges of possession illegal narcotic substances with intent to traffic and possession of […]

Indoor Skydiving with the GoPro HERO 6

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

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

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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.

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Walk the Camino de Santiago Solo

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

I laced up my shoes, put on my pack and let the weight sink into my hips.  Am I ready? Am I up for this? I asked the man at the front desk which direction to get to the Camino de Santiago trail in Pamplona. He got out a map and showed me how to […]

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Christmas & New Year’s English Mass Schedule

Christmas & New Year’s English Mass Schedule

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

Sharing with you this year’s English Mass schedule for Christmas and NY. If you need the full document with the map, please email hellosaigoncity@gmail.com. Have a meaningful Christmas everyone!

Philippines tourism grows in 2017

by Don Ross @ TTR Weekly

CHIANG MAI, 22 January 2018: Philippines’s Department of Tourism officials confirmed the country attracted 6.8 million tourists in 2017, up 15% on the 2016 performance. A delegation of tourism officials and private sector executives is attending the ASEAN Tourism Forum this week in Chiang Mai confident that the country could register 8 million tourist arrivals […]

Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

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

Homestay at Dalat

Homestay at Dalat

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

For our latest stay in Dalat, we decided to again book through Airbnb. We had a good experience with Cozy House a couple of years ago and wanted to stay there again but it was already fully booked for the … Continue reading

Scandal-hit Thai temple helps to stage mass Buddhist event in Myanmar

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

The Dhammakaya temple’s foundation helped organise the mass alms-giving for an estimated 20,000 monks on the runway of an abandoned airport in central Mandalay. Thailand’s largest and wealthiest temple, Dhammakaya has staged similar spectacles at its vast complex north of Bangkok, which police besieged last year in a fruitless search for its fugitive abbot. The […]

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.

No one is stupid. Here’s why.

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

How Smart (or Stupid) Are You? On a scale of 1 to 10, ten being the smartest person on Earth, where do you rank? I always thought I was smart. I did really well in school and I was totally suited for the way school is set up: I made straight As and could sit and

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How to be productive as a lazy freelancer: What successful freelancers say

by Melissa Dailey @ You Can Culture Leap

It’s time to look at things differently. You can be a productive, successful, lazy freelancer or business owner! Whether you’re inclined to be lazy or your laziness stems from being too busy. Find your niche All bloggers and entrepreneurs will … Continued

Can Tho city welcomes 7.5 million tourists in 2017

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Visitors at Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho city (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho enjoyed strong growth in tourism last year due to a series of international political and cultural events and traditional festivals, according to the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The number […]

Publishing collection of General Van Tien Dung

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

General Van Tien Dung PANO – In response to readers’ demands, a collection of General Van Tien Dung’s works has been published by the Army Publishing House, celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the South’s liberation (April 30). During the two resistance wars against the French and Americans, the name of General Van Tien Dung was […]

Microsoft Office Specialist qualifier begins

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

The annual competition for students aged 13 to 22 comprises three contests – Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft Excel 2013 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. It is organised by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s Central Committee and IIG Vietnam, an organisation for testing and educational quality accreditation. A total of 120 candidates from across the […]

Industry wants tourism police in Vietnam | Investvine

Industry wants tourism police in Vietnam | Investvine


Investvine

Reading Time: 2 minutesWith a view to boosting the protection of international and local tourists, the Vietnam Tourism Association has proposed that the Government allow the establishment of tourism police. The proposal was made by the association at the conference on responsible tourism

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.

Maison Marou – Best Chocolate in Saigon, or Anywhere?

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Maison Marou 167-169 Calmette Street District 1 +84-873005010 09:00 am – 22:00 pm ************************************************************************ Fifteen years ago, when I first began traveling back and forth between Vietnam and California, there were two predictable requests by my Vietnamese friends about what items I must buy in the USA and bring back for them upon my return [Read on ...]

How to do the Cabot Trail in a Day

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

Everyone tells you that you should plan for 3 to 5 days on the Cabot Trail – a 185 mile drive around the tip of Cape Breton Nova Scotia passing along and through the scenic Cape Breton Highlands. Nova Scotia is beautiful, and most people vacation on the whole province of Nova Scotia, which means […]

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam tourist scams - Tourist-Scams.com

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam tourist scams - Tourist-Scams.com


Tourist-Scams.com

All the tourist rip offs in Saigon. Personal experiences from victims, scams explained in detail. Be prepared before you travel or send in your own story.

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.

Photo contest promotes Vietnam’s tourism

by hamid @ Ho Chi Minh City – Luxury Travel Blog

A photo contest themed “Vietnam today” was launched in Hanoi on December 17, aiming to promote the country’s tourism in the eyes of domestic and international tourists. The contest, the seventh of its kind jointly held by the Vietnam Tourism...
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Connecting you to the local experience – My day out with Inspitrip

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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Exploring Saigon

Exploring Saigon

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

So this morning as the car I was on passed by the Tourist Information Center by the river, I thought to myself what it would be like to work in that center. How much information should they know and would … Continue reading

Beware of Dengue Fever Outbreak in Vietnam

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Dengue occurs year-round in Vietnam and SEA, with peak usually in rainy seasons, April to October in the north and June to December in the south. However, in 2017, Dengue has become an outbreak in many provinces and cities across the countries. Most affected areas include: An Giang, Bing Duong, Da Nang, Dong Nai, Dong …

Terraced rice fields in Mu Cang Chai

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

(VOVworld)- At 1,000 meters above sea level, Mu Cang Chai district in Yen Bai province is particularly beautiful with terraced rice fields winding around mountain sides. Covering more than 3,500 ha, the terraced rice fields are attractive tourist destinations. Ripening rice season is the most beautiful season in Mu Cang Chai Mu Cang Chai district, […]

1 Hour to More Time and More Money

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

What would you do with more time and more money in your life? Begin that hobby that you’ve always wanted to to do? Spend more time with your family? Go on a vacation? Pay off your car? I’m sure every one of us would say that we could use more time and money. But today

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VIETNAMESE POLICE REFUSED TO HELP S'POREAN ROBBED IN HO CHI MINH CITY

VIETNAMESE POLICE REFUSED TO HELP S'POREAN ROBBED IN HO CHI MINH CITY


All Singapore Stuff - Real Singapore News

After my wife explained everything to the vietnam police in vietnamese,they told my wife they dont believe me and tried to chase us away. When we refused to leave,the vietnam police took out their guns and pointed at us. We had to leave the station after that.The stupid vietnam police cannot understand simple English at all.

Suspect battered by officers at Ho Chi Minh City police station

Suspect battered by officers at Ho Chi Minh City police station


Eating Saigon!

Suspect battered by officers at Ho Chi Minh City police station  Last Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2012 05:15:00 Several police officers in Ho Chi Minh City face possible action for assaulting a …

Stripes and dots

by Elio Heres @ Elio Heres

Don’t you agree that stripes and dots make an outfit look more happy? Don’t get me started on how happy I felt once I combined both in one outfit. Combining stripes and dots give the outfit an extra dimension to look at. It’s not just plain white and pink anymore. As you can see in […]

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ROK province sets up representative office in Vietnam

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

It is not an organization that is legally allowed to do business or generate earnings. For these purposes, the Province would need to open a cooperation, joint stock company or establish a joint venture. The Gyeongbuk region is home to 5.5 million people and over 13% of the nation’s manufacturers including global conglomerates Samsung, LG, […]

Ho Chi Minh City wants longer visa exemption for European tourists

by hamid @ Ho Chi Minh City – Luxury Travel Blog

Ho Chi Minh City wants the 15-day visa exemption for Europeans to be doubled so that they can come on longer Vietnam packages tours. A source said the city tourism department is all set to ask the tourism ministry to...
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Moc Chau – The Dreamy Plateau

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Moc Chau is located in Son La province and known as one of the best destinations in north Vietnam for its unreal scenic landscape. Moreover, Moc Chau is also identified with rich culture of the ethnic minorities and friendliness of locals. Moc Chau plateau is also home to 12 ethnic minorities including Thai and H’Mong …

Christina's Saigon

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Calls for special foreigners' police in Vietnam

Calls for special foreigners' police in Vietnam


ABC News

A recent spate of tourist deaths in Vietnam is refocusing attention on visitor safety in the alluring South-East Asian nation.

8 California Secrets You Need to Discover

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

You know how in the Wizard of Oz when Dorthy gets to Oz and there’s a lot of smoke and mirrors. She is temporarily enthralled with it – but soon she wants to find out what’s behind the smoke…and literally what’s behind the curtain. Her curiosity leads her to the almighty Oz, a man who […]

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Affordable Vietnam Vacation Packages

by hamid @ Ho Chi Minh City – Luxury Travel Blog

Deciding to take a Vietnam vacation packages then there are lots of things that you need to consider in order to experience an affordable and worry-free holiday. You will pick a list of places or attractions you must want to...
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Ho Chi Minh Museum

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9 fabulous winter adventures to indulge in Alberta, Canada (even if you don’t ski)!

by Lee Hubbard @ Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

Arriving in Alberta’s section of the Rockies, arguably the most picture-postcard perfect area in Canada, the first thing that strikes me is that everyone should visit this part of the world at least once in their lifetime. Such a shame it would be to never set eyes on mountains this majestic, witness skies this blue...

Hotline travel security in Ho Chi Minh City

Hotline travel security in Ho Chi Minh City


Hotline travel security in Ho Chi Minh City

Recently, Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism of Ho Chi Minh city publicized hotline number to protect tourists from robber.

Robbers prey on foreign tourists in Ho Chi Minh City downtown: police

Robbers prey on foreign tourists in Ho Chi Minh City downtown: police


Thanh Nien Daily

Half of the victims in reported cases in District 1 were foreigners

6 reasons why everyone should visit Bavaria at Christmas (inc.video)

by Becky Moore @ Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

A land of cuckoo clocks, fairytales, and a festive cheer unlike no other in the world, Bavaria is arguably one of the world’s best places to visit at Christmas. A few weeks ago we took a trip to under-the-radar Regensburg, a university city hailed as the best preserved medieval city in Germany. Although it’s an under-the-radar...

Food Trip: Kingscross

Food Trip: Kingscross

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

A couple of weeks ago when I brought my son to American Eye Center in Crescent Plaza for check up, we saw that a new restaurant just opened, Kingscross. Honestly, we’ve been really sad that NYDC has closed in this … Continue reading

[INFOGRAPHIC] 9 Signs You Are Missing Your Life Purpose

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

You may consider uncovering your life purpose to be peripheral to your everyday life. It seems like something you might do once you get everything else in life figured out: once the kids grow up and your debt is paid off, or maybe once you find your soul mate who will take care of you, then

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

I love New Year’s resolutions. The new year is a great time to reflect on what your life is and what you would like it to become. The word “resolution”, “to resolve,” implies that all you have to do to meet your goals is just make up your mind. But that’s not true. It’s not

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Saigon Central Post Office

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Blue River Hotel 3

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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.

Sony Xperia XZ1 camera features for travellers and photographers

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

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

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Building wind power projects on land costs less: experts

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

Vietnam has a large potential to develop wind power at sea but it should focus on the development of wind power on land first, Nguyen Ngoc Tan, an expert in wind power from Germany, suggested. At a seminar on wind power issues in Vietnam held on the afternoon of April 6th, the Vietnamese national said […]

European firms stay positive on Vietnam’s business climate

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

The index hit 78, seven points below the fourth quarter of 2016, but this does not mean that businesses are under alert or will not continue to explore such a high-potential economy as Vietnam, said EuroCham Chairman Jens Ruebbert. The survey showed most businesses (90%) are either maintaining or increasing their investments in Vietnam, adding […]

Virtual reality on show at Fitur

by AFP @ TTR Weekly

MADRID, 22 January 2018: A hotel room automatically adjusting to the tastes of each guest, virtual reality headsets as brochures; the tourism sector is starting to embrace new technologies, hoping to benefit from lucrative personal data. In a prototype of the hotel of the future on display at Madrid’s Fitur tourism fair, receptionists have disappeared […]

Ho Chi Minh City targets 4.7 million of international arrivals

by Thu Hien @ Ho Chi Minh City – Luxury Travel Blog

Ho Chi Minh City has set an ambitious target of welcoming 4.7 million international arrivals and raking in 94.6 trillion VND (4.43 billion USD) in total revenue in 2015, according to the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. To...
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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.

Reflections on Golden Moments with YOGI TEA® Turmeric Chai

by Becky Moore @ Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

Although this time of year presents itself with a myriad of distractions, it’s also a time to pause and reflect on the past 12 months, and yep life in general. Travelling always teaches you a few things and ever since my travels took me to Asia for 6 months many years ago I learnt to...

Divine Denim Diva

by Elio Heres @ Elio Heres

I made a vintage spring styling video for my Youtube channel a while ago. I discovered in that video that denim actually suits me very well. I always thought that denim wasn’t for me. Not chic enough. But when I was shooting the video, I couldn’t find a right pants to go with a white […]

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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.)

Vocational training quality must improve: experts

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

A vocational training establishment in HCM City. (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Vocational training providers should pay more attention to quality to help Vietnamese workers integrate globally and prepare for the fourth industrial revolution, experts have said. Speaking at a recent seminar on solutions for improving vocational training quality and meeting Ho Chi Minh […]

Travel and sites around Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Travel and sites around Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam


Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

The city with two names, Ho Chi Minh City vs. Saigon. Regardless of what you call it, there are a ton of sites to see around the area; museums, temples, war history, and the mekong delta!

HCMC Police Holds Poll

HCMC Police Holds Poll


SGGP English Edition

Over 1,000 survey questionnaires were sent to the people by the Police Bureau in charge of administrative management of social order (coded PC 13) under the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Police Department on June 28.

Appreciating the best of Cambodia, and hoping for better

by The Cambodia Daily @ The Cambodia Daily

Rats, Rolls-Royces and all the wonders found in between.

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Saigon Heat shooting runs cold against ravenous Vampire squad

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Thailand’s Mono Vampire was hungry for a win, and saw their chance to feast on a Saigon Heat squad on their home court on Sunday in the ASEAN Basketball League. Paced by 7-foot-5 European import Samuel “the Massive Maltese” Deguara, the Vietnamese squad was baffled how to deal with his extensive reach in the first […]

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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Cambodia launches national ageing policy to improve well-being of elderly

by The Cambodia Daily @ The Cambodia Daily

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen launched the National Ageing Policy (2017-2030) on Thursday with the aim of further improving well-being of older persons in the country.

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Stock Photo - Two young officers in the Ho Chi Minh City Tourist Security Police Vietnam

Stock Photo - Two young officers in the Ho Chi Minh City Tourist Security Police Vietnam


Alamy

Download this stock image: Two young officers in the Ho Chi Minh City Tourist Security Police Vietnam - AB1WW8 from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen appoints son-in-law to senior police post

by The Cambodia Daily @ The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has appointed his son-in-law as deputy national police chief, in a move apparently aimed at consolidating his power ahead of an election this year.

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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.

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.

Visiting Saigon During TET – 2017

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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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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Blog wins shades of east Thailand

by TTRweekly Staff @ TTR Weekly

BANGKOK, 20 January, 2018 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand says winners of the TAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand 2018 competition this year will be hosted on an all expenses paid trip to Thailand’s eastern seaboard. The 28 May to 1 June trip will miss the east coast’s iconic Pattaya beach and focus on neighbouring province of […]

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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Bonsai Saigon River Cruise – Resurrection!

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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Vietnamese publishers cooperates with Spain’s Casa Asia

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

An agreement to this effect was signed in Hanoi on July 26 during a working visit to Vietnam from July 25-30 by Casa Asia General Director Ion de la Riva. Casa Asia is a public association set up in 2001 and run by the Spanish King and Queen in order to accelerate various projects and […]

72 hours in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with Malaysia Airlines

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

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

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Thefts shame Manila airport

by AFP @ TTR Weekly

MANILA, 22 January 2018: Manila airport fired a major contractor and announced a raft of new security measures at the weekend after a spate of baggage thefts at the main Philippine gateway once derided as the world’s worst airport. President Rodrigo Duterte summoned airport authorities and the transport minister late last week and ordered them […]

Experience: life in Ho Chi Minh City

Experience: life in Ho Chi Minh City


Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

One of our writers Emma Clair Kelly has moved from Ireland to Vietnam to start a new life teaching English. Here she talks about her first impressions of her new home Ho Chi Minh city..

Get Rid of Overwhelm Instantly

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

Do you constantly find yourself overwhelmed in your work or school, or even at home? Wondering if there is just something wrong with you? There’s not. If you are feeling overwhelmed, there is a perfectly reasonable expectation for it. It’s not your fault. More importantly, in this video, find out exactly how to bring your

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Got anger? This can help instantly.

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

Ever feel like you’ve got an “anger management” problem? You’re not alone! In reality, you likely don’t actually have an anger problem. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn a few new ways to deal with it. Anger doesn’t look the same for everyone. Just because you aren’t screaming and throwing things across the room

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

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

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

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Mini Oily Guru Workshop

Mini Oily Guru Workshop

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

A couple of weeks ago, I co-hosted an Essential Oils 101 and Mini Oily Guru Workshop, together with my good friend Ruth. Ruth opened her home to seven awesome ladies who wanted to learn a bit more about why we … Continue reading

The Rex Hotel

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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.

A Family holiday to charming Vietnam

by hamid @ Ho Chi Minh City – Luxury Travel Blog

A holiday to Vietnam has been on my bucket list of countries to visit since first I saw a photo of rice terraces in Sapa back to 2001 when I was only 18. The country has its own unique history...
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Public Insecurity | Deaths in Custody and Police Brutality in Vietnam

Public Insecurity | Deaths in Custody and Police Brutality in Vietnam


Human Rights Watch

This 96-page report highlights cases of police brutality that resulted in deaths and serious injuries of people in custody between August 2010 and July 2014. Human Rights Watch documented abuses in 44 of Vietnam’s 58 provinces, throughout the country, and in all five of the country’s major cities.

Police and getting robbed in Hanoi

Police and getting robbed in Hanoi


Travelfish

If you are robbed in Hanoi, what should you do? A few tips on the importance of making a police report and keeping your passport safe.

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.

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

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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How to Escape Living Paycheck to Paycheck

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

Money is never the problem. If you’re living paycheck to paycheck, you are certainly not alone. According to a recent report from Career Builder, 78 percent of full-time workers in the US are living paycheck to paycheck. You might think that you are struggling because your boss doesn’t give you the raise you deserve or

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Vietnam’s steel export enjoys 34% growth

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

The VSA’s data showed that the country’s steel output was 21.062 million tonnes, up 24.3% against the previous year.  Domestic steel consumption stood at nearly 18 million tonnes, 20.7% higher than the last year. Notably, in the year, Vietnam shipped 1 million tones of building steel abroad, a year-on-year increase of 62%. Meanwhile, the total […]

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.

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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24 hours of driving, foraging and cooking in the South Downs, England (inc.video)

by Gary Nunn @ Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

“This little fella’s name is B and he’s an expert at hunting truffles.” B was a dog, a cute little terrier in fact and I was in the depths of a South Downs Forest in Sussex learning how to forage for food then cook it in the most natural way possible. You may have noticed,...

Vorarlberg, hut hiking across the mountains of Austria

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

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

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Which places in Southeast Asia should be on your 2018 Travel Wishlist?

by Esther Delbreil @ Luxury Travel Blog

“Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before”  Dalai Lama. As we recently bid goodbye to 2017, a whole new 365 pages book opens up just waiting to be replenished with memories, adventure, and unique experiences. If you...
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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.

Vietnam: people speak out about police ·

Vietnam: people speak out about police ·


ETB Travel News

Ex-pats, travellers, international students and locals were interviewed by Vietnam News in a bid to better understand how to assist tourists if and when they find themselves in trouble.

Lahti in the magical winter time of Finland

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

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

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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.

PSK Christmas Promo

PSK Christmas Promo

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

I can’t recommend enough the use of Essential Oils and how it has helped in the overall wellness of our family. I really started out as a skeptic and even in my oily journey, I really check, double-check things because … Continue reading

JC International flies to Singapore

by Don Ross @ TTR Weekly

PNOM PENH, 22 January 2018: JC International Airlines, a Cambodian airline owned by Chinese investors will start a daily service to Singapore, later this week, from its home-base Phnom Penh. Flight QD675 will depart Phnom Penh at 0915 and arrive in Singapore at 1215S. The return flights will depart Singapore at 1255 and arrive in […]

Insider’s View Episode 8 – Fiona Briers

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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#doorgecombineerd

by Elio Heres @ Elio Heres

The ones that watch my weekly vlogs on Youtube know that I use the word #DOORGECOMBINEERD a lot! It translates to something like #THOROUGLYCOMBINED. Sorry the Dutch word is way more sexy for a change, haha. To explain it a bit more, it actually means that all the colours shown in one piece of the outfit are also visible in other […]

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Nine beautiful reasons why you should visit Peru in your lifetime

by Emma Clair Kelly @ Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

It was 1532 when Fransisco Pizarro led his Spanish army into Peru and laid siege to the Inca civilization and since then Peru has held a fascination for visitors because of its diverse environment, vibrant culture and stunning landscapes. When you set off on a journey through Peru, you plunge into an authentic, unique and...

Sponsored Video: Discover the hidden side of Vienna

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

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

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Are China’s Investment Taking over the Mekong?

by The Cambodia Daily @ The Cambodia Daily

Beijing – China is shoring up its sphere of influence in Southeast Asia through aid and investment. By funding infrastructure and development, China can increase its economic and strategic leverage over poorer neighbors.

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Intelligence information!

by noreply@blogger.com (Hiroshi Takeda) @ INTERNATIONAL POLICE www.interpol.int

Based on our intelligence info feed by our very realiable source, they are all in Ho chi minh,Vietnam. You will see them every day at the same place where all the tourist spot located.

Vietnam international visitor figures down for May

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

According to data provided by the General Statistics Office, the number of international arrivals dropped significantly by 9% tallying in at 972,000 for May, the first month this year the numbers fell below one million. There were 1.2 million more inbound travellers this year through May versus the same period in 2016 for a cumulative […]

Be more productive: 10 things wrong with your to-do list

by Melissa Dailey @ You Can Culture Leap

Why not be more productive? You’re busy, sure enough. But you could definitely step it up a notch. Believe it or not, your to-do list, your productivity savior itself, may be the culprit. You’re using it wrong. How a to-do … Continued

Cambodia PM berates media at correspondents’ dinner

by The Cambodia Daily @ The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia’s long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen berated journalists on Sunday at a dinner his government hosted for correspondents and accused some of spreading fabricated stories.

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Pho Binh Noodle Shop

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Best places to spend Christmas in Vietnam

by Esther Delbreil @ Luxury Travel Blog

Are you spending Christmas in Vietnam this year? Read on to see how you can enjoy the most the Christmas celebrations and magic of Holiday season in Vietnam. Get excited for a time in a completely change of scenery in...
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Writing: How to brainstorm using a thought chain

by Melissa Dailey @ You Can Culture Leap

What should I write about next? During the work day, your thoughts just don’t seem to align in a logical order or useful fashion. They are useless, so you get nothing done. Until… As soon as you let your mind relax, … Continued

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.

Hoi An, Wellness and Spa town

by Esther Delbreil @ Luxury Travel Blog

Vietnam, a new trendy spa destination in Southeast Asia Vietnam emerges as a new trendy wellness and spa town destination in Southeast Asia, and Hoi An is a quaint small town truly ideal to experience it. Home to many boutique...
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Why relax at Auberge Sala Inpeng hotel in Vientiane

by Melissa Dailey @ You Can Culture Leap

Auberge Sala Inpeng, known by the locals simply as Sala Inpeng, has to be one of the best hotels in Vientiane, Laos. The location provides a peaceful experience that demonstrates why anyone should ever go to Vientiane: to chill out. … Continued

Group Travel Packages to Vietnam, Where to Go?

by hamid @ Ho Chi Minh City – Luxury Travel Blog

Group travel packages to Vietnam without doubt are one of the favorite ways to explore the country’s vivid tourist attraction, if time is limited, by far the best option is to get an open-jaw flight where you fly into one...
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Happy Holidays and Bucket Lists

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

I was working late one night and had a surprising email from a potential client come across my screen.  It talked about a possible opportunity to work on a travel project with a theme of’ ‘Firsts’.  They asked me to provide my list of ‘firsts’ (bucket list items) I wanted to do – and encouraged […]

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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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Co Tu party member helps locals improve living standard

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

PANO – Party member Dinh Van Tri, a Co Tu ethnic minority person, turning 72 this year, daily comes to each local household to encourage them to eliminate unsound customs and build up cultural life. He instructs them on cultivating wet-rice and taking care of local forests. The elderly lives in Phu Tuc village, Hoa […]

Cambodia sends eighth batch of 184 peacekeepers to Lebanon

by The Cambodia Daily @ The Cambodia Daily

Cambodian troops take an oath of allegiance in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Jan. 18, 2018. Cambodia sent the eighth batch of 184 peacekeepers to Lebanon on Thursday to replace the seventh group, whose one-year United Nations peacekeeping mission in that country had come to an end.

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HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM, MAY 25, 2016, President Barack Obama Visit, Security Police, Building Barricades, Fences, Black Uniform, Road, Street, Vertical, Documentary Editorial

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Living life Unlimited

by Elio Heres @ Elio Heres

For my international readers, English below.  Snap! Pose! en oh wacht ik wordt gebeld! Diegene die mijn wekelijkse Youtube video’s kijken weten dat ik altijd heel druk ben en van hot naar her vlieg. Ondertussen is het ook heel belangrijk om mijn Instagram te updaten met leuke foto’s, selfies en de dagelijkse OOTD video’s waarbij […]

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TV program marks 1968 Spring General Offensive and Uprising

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Organized by Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, the program connected 3 locations in the city, the Reunification Palace, Tan Nhut commune, and Binh My commune, which are associated with the historic event. The program also featured songs in praise of staunchness of Vietnamese people and army. People’s artist Tran Hieu said: “Today is very […]

How I Kicked Achievement Addiction

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

There were a lot more reasons why I decided to transition to full-time employment than I explained a few months ago. One of the main reasons I decided to get a “traditional” job for the first time after being an entrepreneur for 3 years was that I realized I was addicted to achievement. Getting a

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Vietnam cancels plan to form tourist police force - VnExpress News - The news gateway of Vietnam

Vietnam cancels plan to form tourist police force - VnExpress News - The news gateway of Vietnam


VnExpress News - The news gateway of Vietnam

Vietnam will not set up a new police force to protect tourists as earlier planned, a representative

Is Ho Chi Minh City safe?

Is Ho Chi Minh City safe?


Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Is Ho Chi Minh City safe? We think so but here's a few tips we use on our travels around the world that will make it even more so.

Compliment me beautiful

by Elio Heres @ Elio Heres

You must think, when you read the title of this blog post, what the hack is he saying. I’m always pointing out that people should wear whatever they think is beautiful and makes them happy. Because then it won’t matter what other people think or say. Because, hey, if you’re not yourself than who are […]

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Ho Chi Minh to install cameras to protect tourists - Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Ho Chi Minh to install cameras to protect tourists - Travel information for Vietnam from local experts


Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Executing direction of Prime Minister about strengthening management of tourism environment, ensurin

Why You’re Too Busy (And What to Do About It)

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

“How are you?” “Busy.” “Crazy, as usual.” “It’s been insane around here.” This seems to be the mantra in offices and homes around the country. Why are we so busy? We have more luxuries than any generation before could ever imagine. Any piece of information we need is available at our fingertips at any moment;

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Smashing Day

Smashing Day

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

Because it’s the start of the year, I make a long list of resolutions — at least in my mind. To make things simple and doable, I just promised myself I’d like to get back to some sport activities. Today, … Continue reading

Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

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

The good, bad and ugly sides to a holiday in Ho Chi Minh City

The good, bad and ugly sides to a holiday in Ho Chi Minh City


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The ‘second most dynamic city in the world’, once known as Saigon, is a charming mix of old and new despite its notorious traffic

How to Experience Cabot Cliffs Golf Course When You Don’t Golf

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

“What is a links course anyway?” I asked as we pulled into the swanky Cabot Links Lodge in the little town of Inverness in Cape Breton. I’m not a golfer, so I don’t follow golf, I know nothing about golf terms, and I never really understood the ‘draw’ to what motivates people to be excited […]

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Vice President calls for more donations to help children

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

 Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh (Photo: Anh Tuan/VNA) Ms. Thinh, who is also Chairwoman of the Fund,  opened a charity program called “Spring for kids” organized by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs in Hanoi on Sunday night. She praised the Fund’s achievements over the past 25 years. The Fund has so far […]

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