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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.

Sophie’s Art Tour launching in 2012

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

After many months of research, Sophie’s Art Tour of Saigon is getting ready to launch in 2012, year of the dragon. It has been an intriguing journey gathering together the strands of this story. Along the way I have consulted … Continue reading

Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

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

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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10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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A walking tour of Hanoi: 7 places to visit

A walking tour of Hanoi: 7 places to visit


David Lozada's travels

Fog fills the quiet streets of the Old Quarter on a winter morning of February. It was Tet (the Vietnamese version of Chinese New Year) and all the shops and restaurants were still closed at 10 am.…

Eight architectural wonders in Ljubljana

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

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

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Come and Join the Party!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour has got off to a fantastic start, I’ve met some lovely people this week and really enjoyed showing them a side of HCMC that doesn’t always make itself apparent. I am currently taking bookings, for more information … Continue reading

Stray invests into Australia

by admin @ Stray Asia – Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

Stray and Loka set to become the largest Hop-on Hop-off Adventure Travel Network across the Asia Pacific region. Stray Ltd (‘Stray’) is pleased to announce its recent investment, which will see it become the majority shareholder of Loka Pty Ltd (‘Loka’), an Australian Adventure Travel Operator based out of Byron Bay. This investment will create […]

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Walking Vietnam: Paths of Wonder from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Walking Vietnam: Paths of Wonder from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City


Road Scholar

Enjoy comfortable walking adventures throughout Vietnam, beginning in the capital city of Hanoi and ending Ho Chi Minh City — Saigon. Explore villages, citadels, bays and more!

How to Experience Indonesia on a Budget

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

If you’ve never been to Indonesia before, you’re in for a treat because it’s a culturally rich nation with some stunning natural landscapes and plenty for visitors to explore and experience. All in all, it’s a place that’s more than worth visiting if you’re looking for something new and interesting to center your next big trip around. There are not many nations that are as small as this one while still offering so much to people.   Indonesia is affordable, at least it is if you approach this trip in the right way. There are bad ways to travel around Indonesia, and you can waste a lot of your cash if you’re not careful. On the flipside, it’s more than possible to experience the best of Indonesia while sticking to a pretty tight budget; spending a lot is certainly not necessary if you know what you’re doing.   Read on if you want to learn all about how you can experience the real and exciting Indonesia while sticking to a budget. Each of the tips and tricks you’ll be able to read about below will help you get your trip right and not have to break the bank at any […]

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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

List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Suriname

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Suriname for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Paramaribo | Nieuw Nickerie | Cajana | Lelydorp | Nieuw Amsterdam | Groningen. The Republic of Suriname ...

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Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

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

Discover: 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.

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.)

Free Multiple-Entry South Korean Visa for Philippine Passport Holders

by Jayce Cairo @ Chasing Jayce

On my previous post on visa-free and no visa fee countries open to Filipinos, I included South Korea on the list. South Korea is quite special in that there are several conditions wherein a Philippine passport holder can enter without having to undergo an arduous visa application process. First, visa…

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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.

Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap - DIY Travel Guide Series

by Miera Nadhirah @ Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap - DIY Travel Guide Series

What amazing photos... and wow... a land trip from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap sure is thrilling... I did mine Siem Reap to Bangkok... huhuhu

How to Spend 8 Days in Vietnam

How to Spend 8 Days in Vietnam


TripSavvy

An itinerary for a long week’s worth of travel through Vietnam, including travel tips, dining options, and destination recommendations.

Tips For Being An Eco-Friendly Traveller 

by Sophie Baker @ Travelstart Blog

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

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Âm Binh ‘The Undead’: Pioneering Vietnamese Theatre

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Âm Binh took a long hard cathartic look at the human side of war. A visceral Vietnamese drama of two soldiers from the north and the south, both saved by the same women whose only child has just been killed … Continue reading

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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Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap - DIY Travel Guide Series

by Veronica Tan @ Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap - DIY Travel Guide Series

May I noe how long it took from HCM to border of Cambodia. From there to Angkor wat how long. Is 3D2N enough for Cambodia.

A weekend in Saigon

A weekend in Saigon


Travelfish

With the every-growing options for budget flights in Southeast Asia, jetting off for a weekend has never been easier. And with a bit of planning, Saig

Walking Around Ho Chi Minh City - Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Walking Around Ho Chi Minh City - Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City Highlights


Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

A 1 day itinerary for walking around Ho Chi Minh City. It will take you to a number of popular sites, & give you a good introduction to the city's history.A 1 day itinerary for walking around Ho Chi Minh City. It will take you to a number of popular sites, & give you a good introduction to the city's history.

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

Cambodian Num Pang Recipe — How to Make Num Pang Barang

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

Our Cambodian num pang recipe is a recipe for what I have called num pang barang – ‘barang’ means ‘foreigner’ in Khmer. Cambodia’s banh mi is similar to Vietnamese banh mi — a Vietnamese sandwich or technically a baguette packed with pork, pate and salad....

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve 2018 in Southeast Asia

by Jodine La Pere @ Stray Asia – Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

Although New Year’s Eve in Asia is actually in April, the locals still think that the Western New Year is a great excuse for a party and you’ll find plenty to do in each of the major cities on the Stray route. Plan your trip so that you end up in one of these party-places on 31st […]

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DIY Travel Guide Series: Land Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

DIY Travel Guide Series: Land Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap


Two Monkeys Travel Group

I have always had my eye on the Indochina backpacking tour but the dates were always off and I never had the money at the right moment. Try the Land Travel from(...)

BOOK NOW

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

Explore a summer of possibilities in New Zealand

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

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

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Paris J’adore: Free Paris Walking Tours

by Jayce Cairo @ Chasing Jayce

The best way to visit Paris is to walk around Paris. It is literally the best way to see the awe-inspiring sights, hear the lovely sounds of the French language and smell the melange of smells of this incredible city. It also helps that each must-see spot is only a…

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Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Christmas is nearly a month away, and can be trully a magical time in Vietnam (minus the snow). If you decided to spend our favorite holiday in the South of Vietnam, make sure to check out our video on what Xmas is really like like...

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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Top 5 Markets in Cambodia and Vietnam

by guestwriter @ Stray Asia – Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

Visitors to Southeast Asia will be spoilt for choice on sights to see, people to meet and food to devour. However, many people also come to places like Cambodia and Vietnam in search of a great bargain, a meaningful present or a little souvenir to remind them of their time travelling. Across Cambodia and Vietnam […]

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Manila Hostels for Budget Travelers

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

Metro Manila has a booming business for high-end and budget hotels. But for shoestring travelers, these rates are still out of bounds especially if they try to extend every cent from their travel fund. Most foreign travelers visiting the Philippines decide not to spend a night in Metro Manila because of two main reasons; congested […]

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War Remnants Museum

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Ho Chi Minh Free Tours

Ho Chi Minh Free Tours

by hochiminhfreetours @ ho chi minh free tours

We are, Ho chi minh free tours, a group of local students which offers tour guides for Ho chi minh City. We serve you dedicatedly at the best price ever FREE.  You do not want to risk missing the most interesting … Continue reading

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

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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Ho Chi Minh City, First Stop in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, First Stop in Vietnam


Travelstart Blog

We are travelling for a few months and have had quite a varied itinerary - from Europe to the USA to Japan and now South-East Asia. So when we took a flight from Tokyo to

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

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


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

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

Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary


the Guardian

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

A SHORT FILM ABOUT SOPHIE’S ART TOUR FROM RUSTY COMPASS.

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Watch a short film about Sophie’s Art Tour by clicking on THIS For great tips, stories and recommendations about traveling in Southeast Asia have a look at Rusty Compass: www.rustycompass.com

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you are following us on our YouTube Channel (and you should!) you probably would have watched all of our top 5 already. Our goal as always is to provide travelers with the best spots, according to us, for various Vietnamese street food or activities here...

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

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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The Youth of Today!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Tours for Families, Young People and Working with Schools. Sophie’s Art Tour has been having a lot of fun recently engaging with children and young people, art is subjective and it can be wonderful to look at it through a … Continue reading

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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LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

List of the Best Luxury Hotels in El Salvador

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in El Salvador for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: San Salvador City | Santa Ana | San Miguel | El Cuco | Sonsonate | Suchitito ...

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Pho Binh Noodle Shop

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Two Days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Two Days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Earth Trekkers

Best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, aka Saigon: tour the Cu Chu Tunnels, shoot an AK-47, War Remnants Museum, motorbike tours, and food tours.

Hong Kong on the Cheap

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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NAMASTE! Heaven Isn’t Too Far Away

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

I’ve been thinking about good motivational quotes and paragraphs to start this blog but after abusing my backspace and delete buttons, I gave up. It’s been a while since I put my travel stories on paper and I think I’ve lost the touch of the flowery words to start my tales. In that case, let me start this one with a message of gratitude for my good friend Riz of Lamyerda.com for giving me an opportunity to be a guest blogger on her awesome site. So here it is. Most of us do have some silly Bucket List and I am no exception. Two of mine are “Travelling to the Himalayas” and “Experience Snow”. Who could have known that I can tick both just with one trip? And that is all my story about. The Target Location: Annapurna Basecamp is a common topic along the trails of Malaysia. At 4130 meters, Annapurna Basecamp is just 35 meters higher than Mt. Kinabalu. But don’t be fooled as we are only talking about the base camp. Annapurna Mountain is the 10th highest mountain in the world with only 69% of successful summits, the remaining 31%…fatalities. So not be a morbid one, reaching […]

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5 Reasons Why Death Valley Should be the Next National Park You Visit

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

When you think of Death Valley, what is the first thing that comes to mind? A barren desert landscape, crawling with scorpions and rattlesnakes? Yes, you can find that here, but there is so much more to Death Valley than a forbidding desert landscape. We spent several days touring the park and fell in love with this place. Out of ...

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Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap - DIY Travel Guide Series

by Me-An Clemente @ Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap - DIY Travel Guide Series

Isn't it more expensive to get two-way tickets for an airfare than a roundtrip one? Anyway, I've been both to Ho Chi Minh and Pnom Penh when I was younger and your post certainly made me miss Vietnam and Cambodia. I still haven't been to Siem Reap, but now I have a reason to go back to Cambodia as my co-blogger still haven't been there. Maybe we'll try this itinerary.

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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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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Nikon KeyMission 180 And 70: The Next Best Action Camera for Sailors

by Kach Medina @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

One month ago, Nikon sent us their action cameras to review, but I didn’t know where to use it for as we have three units of GoPros. If you’ve been following our adventure, you’ll know that we are now focused on our first sailing across the Caribbean. I’ve been focusing now on being a housewife (or shall I say boat ...

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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…

Stray Days – Stories from the road. Straying with Clarke!

by Jodine La Pere @ Stray Asia – Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

Clarke Cooper had spent a year working and travelling in New Zealand having the time of his life when abruptly his visa was up! Shock and realisation set in. What would he do now? Going straight back to Scotland simply did not seem like a good enough option. Where could he escape to before he reluctantly […]

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STATIC FRICTION – THE PROPELLER GROUP

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Last night artist collective ‘The Propeller Group’ spoke about their solo exhibition Static Friction. The event took place at Galerie Quynh; one of the two spaces to host the exhibition, the other being Sàn Art. The exhibition comprises entirely of new … Continue reading

DUMAGUETE + NEGROS TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary)

by thepinay solobackpacker @ The Pinay Solo Backpacker

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

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Ho Chi Minh City Free Walking Tours - Saigon Activities

Ho Chi Minh City Free Walking Tours - Saigon Activities


vietnam-guide.com

Free walking tours in Ho Chi Minh City are great for getting to know the history of the city and some of its most popular landmarks through the eyes of a local. A quick search online will lead you to several non-profits or universities organising free walking tours to help

Take Yourself on a Sightseeing Walking Tour of Ho Chi Minh City! - Stray Asia - Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

Take Yourself on a Sightseeing Walking Tour of Ho Chi Minh City! - Stray Asia - Southeast Asia Adventure Travel


Stray Asia - Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

Ho Chi Minh City is a busy, bustling city with so many motorbikes you would swear every man, woman and child is driving one at all times. However this city is easy to explore on foot and in my opinion, this is the best way to do it. Now before you set off on your …

Essential Packing List for Travelling Southeast Asia

by guestwriter @ Stray Asia – Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

Luckily because Southeast Asia is usually hot, it’s possible, and advisable, to pack lightly. I didn’t. I found myself looking through the contents of my backpack after a week in Southeast Asia and asking myself ‘why?’ To save you the trouble of asking yourself the same question, this post has been broken it down into […]

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4D3N Ho Chi Minh Itinerary » Chasing Jayce

4D3N Ho Chi Minh Itinerary » Chasing Jayce


Chasing Jayce

Going to Vietnam and you need a semi-jampacked 4D3N Ho Chi Minh itinerary? From tourist spots to cultural shows and shopping, check out this out.

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.

Do-it-yourself Eating and Walking Tour - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Do-it-yourself Eating and Walking Tour - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Itchy Feet on the Cheap

This self-guided walking tour covers the main tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh City and shows you some great meals to eat along the way.

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

Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap - DIY Travel Guide Series

by Cambodia Tour 2017 – 3 days (March 3 to March 6) @Siem Reap, Cambodia – My Best Travel Adventure @ Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap - DIY Travel Guide Series

[…] dropped off far from the city (looks like the middle of nowhere) and it cost us $5 to get to theHOTEL which was a fair price because it was pretty […]

Local Destinations To Explore In 2018

by Sophie Baker @ Travelstart Blog

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

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

What to eat for Lunch in Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a Saigon? Entering the world of Vietnamese food can be a daunting task for a beginner out there on their own. What is it? Where is it? Is it the best? These are the questions...

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

Sophie’s Art Tour Gift Voucher – give a thoughtful gift to a curious mind.

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Gift vouchers are 950,000vnd or $45 per person and can be purchased for individuals or groups. If you would like to book a private tour please get in contact for rates and availability. For HCMC residents the vouchers will be … Continue reading

A Walking Tour for First Timers in Ho Chi Minh City

A Walking Tour for First Timers in Ho Chi Minh City


Hello Saigon!

There are a lot of interesting places to see in Ho Chi Minh City and its surrounding areas.  If it’s your first time to set foot in this city, better wear a comfortable pair of shoes or flip flops …

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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Saigon Central Post Office

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

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

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…

The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

While it is quite easy for anyone to look up on TripAdvisor or Agoda for the best hotels in Saigon (and get some great deals), we have decided this time to search some accommodations here that stands out (to us) for their decor and style....

Ghost Money: American artist retraces his steps through Vietnam

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Artist and filmmaker Lawrence Johnson was based in Vietnam in the 1970′s, his candid sketches, portraits and raw paintings reveal an entirely different side to the war. In 2012 the artist returned to Vietnam to retrace his steps through a … Continue reading

Schengen Visa Application via the French Embassy

by Jayce Cairo @ Chasing Jayce

Europe is a dream. Something I have been anticipating for decades. And the wait finally ended when I did my EURockMyWorld tour. After getting my UK Visa, I decided to apply for a Schengen Visa, just by the off-chance that it would be granted since I already have a UK…

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SAIGON FREE WALING TOURS

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

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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Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap - DIY Travel Guide Series

by Shai Habon @ Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap - DIY Travel Guide Series

AWW, great travel post. I love how detailed it's written! Your photos are breathtaking! I hope you can also feature some of the Vietnamese food :)

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

Make the most of the South African public holidays in 2018

by Nadia Marth @ Travelstart Blog

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

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An Illustrated Guide To Vietnam’s Motorbikers

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Mexico

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Mexico for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Mexico City | Guadalajara | Tijuana | Puebla | Ciudad Juárez | Monterrey. Mexico has always been ...

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Go beyond the beach in Phuket with these unique attractions

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

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

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Why ‘The Killing Fields’ & ‘S-21’ are a Must Do in Phnom Penh

by guestwriter @ Stray Asia – Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

Although not the lightest and brightest of conversation topics, the darker history of the Cambodian culture is extremely important. As a responsible traveller, it is crucial for you to understand the places and the cultures that you visit for what they were in the past and how that’s impacted what they are like today. There […]

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Sophie’s Art Tour Launches Today!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Cut the ribbon! pop the champagne! Sophie’s Art Tour launches officially today! Whether you are passing through HCMC or you have lived here for years this tour is a fascinating exploration into Vietnam’s visual history. For more details about the … Continue reading

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

An Authentic Cuban Mojito Recipe from Old Havana – With a Cambodian Twist

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This authentic Cuban mojito recipe is based on the mojitos we sipped in Old Havana on our first trip to Cuba in the mid-Nineties. It’s a refreshing drink that is a perfect sip for a sultry day in the tropics. As we live in Siem...

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Visa-Free Entry to Taiwan for Philippine Passport Holders

by Jayce Cairo @ Chasing Jayce

Earlier this year, news of visa-free entry to Taiwan broke out and caused quite a stir among globetrotting Filipinos. News of its postponement immediately followed but with the promise of updates being released this month. However, while waiting for news of absolutely visa-free travel to Taiwan, there is still a…

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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…

Butterflied Roast Turkey with Stuffing Recipe by Chef Neil Perry and Christmas Tips

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This butterflied roast turkey with stuffing recipe comes from another of Australia’s best chefs Neil Perry, who helms the Rockpool group of restaurants, which have long been some of our favourites. Here Neil shares his recipe for Butterflied Roast Turkey with Chestnut, Herb and Bread...

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Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments of 2017

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Just like that, another year comes to an end. As we get ready to flip the calendar over into 2018, it’s nice to look back and reflect on the past year. For us, 2017 was all about balancing work and school and sports with as much travel as possible. It was a hectic year, but we all think that, don’t ...

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The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

After the best boutique hotels in Saigon, we decided to have a look at a cheaper selection of accommodation in our city. As always this is only based on our opinion nor this is a sponsored article/video by any of these hotels. Check out the...

Classic Champagne Cocktail Recipe with a Tropical (Dragon) Fruit Twist

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This classic Champagne cocktail recipe with a tropical fruit twist is a recipe for fun. Serve this exuberant champagne cocktail at the beginning of a meal or social gathering over the holiday season and I guarantee you’ll kick-start the revelry. Champagne is a drink for...

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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

Grilled Pipis, Garlic and Karkalla Recipe by Chef Lennox Hastie of Firedoor

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

This grilled pipis, garlic and karkalla recipe comes courtesy of Chef Lennox Hastie of Firedoor restaurant in Sydney, Australia, from his wonderful cooking with fire cookbook, Finding Fire – along with some sides of Christmas tips and grilling advice. Every festive season we share Christmas tips...

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Ho Chi Minh City and around Guide | Vietnam Travel

Ho Chi Minh City and around Guide | Vietnam Travel


Rough Guides

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

Top Surfing Spots in Hawaii

by Jayce Cairo @ Chasing Jayce

The waters of the oceans cover most parts of the world resulting in a plethora of beaches and spots to surf. While some waves rise higher than the others, there is no place like Hawaii to hone your surfing skills. The island is considered to be the birthplace of surfing,…

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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

Classic Negroni with Spices – Our Recipe for a Warming Christmas Negroni

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

A classic negroni with spices has become our new Christmas drink. You need a really good reason to mess with a classic negroni recipe and as far as we’re concerned there are few better reasons than Christmas. This is the first in a series of...

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Get Out Of Town With The Hound

by Michele Fry @ Travelstart Blog

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

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

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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Sophie’s Art Talks: Vietnamese History in Colour

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour is now offering lectures in Vietnamese art history. The talks are an engaging and alternative way to understand Vietnamese history. Using images of artworks, photographs, footage and the personal stories of artists, Vietnam’s fascinating history is illuminated. … Continue reading

HAPPY VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR! CHÚC MỪNG NĂM MỚI!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour wishes you a Happy Vietnamese New Year. May the year of the horse be your most beautiful year yet! Please scroll down for more information about the tour or choose from the tabs above.

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

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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Hiking Mosaic Canyon in Death Valley

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Mosaic Canyon is a fun hike to do in Death Valley. There is just enough rock scrambling and navigating through obstacles to keep things interesting. Mosaic Canyon narrows and widens several times throughout the hike so the views are always changing. This tends to be one of the more popular hikes in Death Valley, so be prepared to share the ...

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11 Reasons Why Your Schengen Visa Will Be Denied

by Jayce Cairo @ Chasing Jayce

Like countless other third-world passport holders, I am a statistic. Yes, despite extensive travel (fine, they were all within Asia!), multiple-entry visas in other OECD countries (Japan and Korea), impeccable travel history (I have never been refused anything in my life save for the Schengen Visa. Char!), complete documentation and…

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The Most Popular Places of 2017 on Grantourismo – From Siem Reap to the Isaan

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

Our 10 Most Popular Places of 2017 on Grantourismo included the Southeast Asian destinations we love and frequently cover – Cambodia’s main cities and towns, Thailand’s capital and most off the beaten track region, Vietnam’s key destinations, and lovely Luang Prabang in Laos. As 2017...

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Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap - DIY Travel Guide Series

by berlin @ Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap - DIY Travel Guide Series

This the more pushes me to travel to Vietnam and Cambodia. i would love to see rice field and temples, of beautiful architectures only the place could give. My friend and I once planned travelling to these places. I got pregnant and she got her promotion. We became and until now we are busy. I hope that plan would push through.

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…

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

Municipal Theatre

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Zaanse Schans: Windmills, Chocolates and Dutch Costume in a lovely little town in Holland

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

Zaanse Schans is the Holland I was looking for! Windmills, cheese, chocolates, wooden houses, Dutch costume, and a historically bucolic countryside! After the rainy days in France and the chill winds of Belgium, we were delighted that Holland gave us a warm sunny weather! And I was all fired up to know that Zaanse Schans is just less than an hour away from Amsterdam. Donna and I took the bus to this picturesque windmill village. And guess what the first thing we did..wear the Dutch costume! We hilariously looked so classic wearing the traditional Dutch dress and the clogs made me feel how it was like to live in a village dating back to 1850s. Beautiful windmills, farmlands, wonderful lake, and cute little cafes. Zaanse Schans is freaking photogenic! It is also impressive that the windmills are still functional! It’s like reviving the past back to life. It is touristy, yet, this quaint lovely town is so charming and romantic.   After having a go wearing, dancing, laughing and taking loads of photos with the Dutch-maid costume, we decided to take a seat at one of the little cafes and had our morning coffee while breathing-in and enjoying the lovely view of the […]

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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

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

4 Days Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) Itinerary, Vietnam – Ambot-ah! Travel Blog

4 Days Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) Itinerary, Vietnam – Ambot-ah! Travel Blog


Ambot-ah! Travel Blog

Four days in Ho Chi Minh, formerly known as Saigon, in Southern Vietnam. This visit was mostly spent for rest and a self-guided walking tour of District One and famous city attractions nearby. Itinerary Rundown Destinations Details Next Siem Reap Day 1 Ho Chi Minh Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh via Bavet – Moc Bai (Cambodia …

Welcome to Sophie’s Art Tour

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour is based in Ho Chi Minh City and looks at Vietnam’s fascinating history through the lives and works of it’s artists. For bookings please contact Sophie via email – sophiesarttour@gmail.com or via telephone – +84(0)121 830 3742. … Continue reading

Ghent: Quaint, Charming and the most beautiful city of Belgium!

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

Arguably, Ghent is the most lovely, historically rich and romantic city in Belgium aside from Bruges. I thought about skipping Belgium as part of my Europe Trip, but glad that I didn’t! I never thought that Ghent is abso-fuckin-lutely gorgeous! The beautiful canals, picturesque Graslei and Korenlei, cute cafes, cobblestone streets, majestic cathedrals, Museums, wonderful bridges, impressive architectures, magical castles and hot men everywhere – Ghent stole my heart! The old city center is so exquisite with attractions that are clustered together which is perfect for a great stroll. Donna and I wander around the medieval streets of the city and relaxed in one of those restaurants overlooking the city with a nice drink watching at the people as they go past. Time seems so fast in Ghent because there are so many things to see! I regret that I only spent a day there! Ghent deserves more than a day to fully explore its stunning city, but it only takes a second to fall under its spell! I felt like I was in a Gothic fantasy book never wanting to reach the end of the page.   St. Bavo’s cathedral was closed during the time of our visit, and […]

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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.

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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Ho Chi Minh City: The Walking Tour - Lamyerda

Ho Chi Minh City: The Walking Tour - Lamyerda


Lamyerda

Scooters all over the highway of Saigon were crazy like speedster rushing to meet the justice league to save the world. And just because the motorcycles were like racing doesn’t mean I had to. My goal was to take everything slow and I hate to say that I rushed from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Cu Chi Tunnels with my backpack on my first day in Vietnam! That spur of a moment that you want to squeeze as many sights as possible but end up being exhausted. Ugh, I hate that! My second day in Saigon was no rush, though. I’m glad I booked at Ho Sen 2 Hotel. It’s near to almost everything. I took advantage of the free breakfast buffet at Ho Sen 2 Hotel. Not the best breakfast but enough to brightened up my morning. I spotted the Opera House from Ho Sen 2 Hotel, it’s going to be about a few minutes walk from where I was. There was somewhat orchestra where people gathered in front of the Opera House. The opera house was a good area to start my walking tour around Ho Chi Minh City. I strolled through Hotel Continental and headed to …

Essential Books for Cocktail Enthusiasts – From Spirited Histories to Recipe Books

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

These essential books for cocktail enthusiasts make fab gifts for the concoctors of cocktails and drinks mixers in your life if you’re still stuck for last minute gift ideas. Most of these recommendations have come from professional mixologists and bar owners we’ve meet and are...

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Where To Travel In 2018 Before Everyone Else Does!

by Sophie Baker @ Travelstart Blog

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

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The ultimate snorkeling adventures in Bora Bora

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

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

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Making a difference at the Laos Homestay Village

by Lisa Taylor @ Stray Asia – Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

Nestled on the banks of the mighty Mekong River in northern Laos sits the tiny village of Ban Pak Nguey, location of Stray’s Laos village homestay. Over the past 3 years, this rural community has hosted Stray travellers from all over the world. In 2016 alone, over 900 people strayed through the village, stopping overnight […]

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Longquan Peach Blossom Festival // This is Chengdu, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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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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Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We’re quite proud to say that we had our tours customers aged from 1 to 95 years old, and they all enjoyed it! Though parents are often quite scared to let their children on a motorbike in busy Saigon, we believe that is also a...

HO CHI MINH CITY | Do-It-Yourself Saigon City Tour - iWander. iExperience. iKwento

HO CHI MINH CITY | Do-It-Yourself Saigon City Tour - iWander. iExperience. iKwento


iWander. iExperience. iKwento

After a cup of free Vietnamese coffee offered by a traveler at the hostel, I headed to the busy streets for my do-it-yourself Saigon city tour.

10 Cool Travel Spots to Visit in 2018

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Are you looking for cool travel spots to visit? How about somewhere different than the ultra-popular Paris, London, New York City, or even Iceland? Sure, those are all amazing, but if you are looking for a place that is a little more unique, we have some ideas for you. This is not an “off-the-beaten-path” list nor is it a “best ...

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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 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…

Silverland Sakyo Hotel and Spa

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap - DIY Travel Guide Series

by norida manginsay @ Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap - DIY Travel Guide Series

hello two monkeys travel! i've been a follower since i learned about your travel blogs and adventures. i am a newbie in traveling so inspired with your blogs and im planning to travel on my own in vietnam as a volunteer which i've researched on worldpackers.com could you give me some tips on what to expect and to do when i get there? esp. the currency and budget that i need. i'm planning to stay in the foundation i've chosen for 2 weeks at most. thank you so much. Best regards.

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…

Sinulog Festival 2018 Schedule of Activities

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

Holiday season is over and most cities of the country go back to their regular programmings. But for Cebu City, the Queen City of the South, has the festivities still on high-spirits because of the annual Sinulog Festival. The much-awaited festival is celebrated in the entire month of January with its highlight activities on the […]

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2012 in review

2012 in review

by hochiminhfreetours @ ho chi minh free tours

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

Reuniting with the Dog

by noreply@blogger.com (Travel Sabbatical (Mike and Akiko)) @ Travel Sabbatical

The moment we've been anticipating after a 12-hour drive home to Kansas City from Alabama.