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Activities and Hobbies to start while living in Saigon

by Lisouille @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

We all have been feeling very bored in Saigon (at least one time). So here are activities and hobbies you can start to overcome boredom. Pottery class Located on 402/19 Le Van Sy street in district 3, Meow Pottery workshop offers workshops pottery from Tuesday to Sunday. They have 4 sessions per day (morning, afternoon and […]

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Biggest tomb in central Ho Chi Minh – Tomb of Le Van Duyet

by skyhubuser @ Skyhubvn

Tomb of Le Van Duyet, also known as Tomb of the Marshal in Ba Chieu, is a Vietnamese tomb located in Bình Thạnh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The tomb was originally built...

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 3 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 3 days: LongAn – MyTho – CaiBe – VinhLong – CanTho This tour takes three days and two nights. It’s available all year round. Tour code SBL 8 Day 1: Saigon – LongAn – MyTho – VinhLong ( Lunch, dinner) Leaving Saigon, our shuttle will take you for about one hour…

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Mekong Tours

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

MeKong Tours Mekong tours are the most famous tours from Ho Chi Minh City — between finding our way out, and the traffic, it takes us more than an hour... Read More

Earthquake City – Antigua, Guatemala

Earthquake City – Antigua, Guatemala

by Alison and Don @ Adventures in Wonderland

6-11 February 2017. In San Pedro La Laguna our friend T loads us up with home made muffins and other …

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The Long Tan Cross Memorial

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

HCM City – LongPhuoc Tunnels –- Nui Dat former base -– Long Tan Cross (One Day Trip) Tour Code: SBL4B Departure 7:30 am at your hotel, we drive 2 hours to BaRia and on to LongPhuoc commune. We visit LongPhuoc tunnels, constructed by the VC in 1948. Passing the big memorial building, you will find…

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Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Wanna visit Hanoi after seeing this CNN ad? This survey bets you will

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

TV commercials aired by U.S. broadcaster CNN have been introducing Hanoi to people around the world for the past year, sparking an interest in travel to Vietnam’s capital. The network started airing two commercials featuring the best of the 1,000-year-old capital in early March last year as part of a $2 million tourism deal with Hanoi. […]

Tạm Biệt, Saigon!

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

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

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Business set lunch

by Yega Thiyagarajan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

Whether you are out for a relaxing day or having a business meeting or simply looking for a quick lunch, our Business Set Lunch Menu suites every taste. Priced at VND 265,000 ++  for three courses per person Reservation : ( 028) 37446090 Villasong team,

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Red tape holds back Saigon canal boat tour: report - Thai PBS English News

Red tape holds back Saigon canal boat tour: report - Thai PBS English News


Thai PBS English News

Phan Xuan Anh, chairman of tour operator Saigon Boat, sain in a press interview that since the row boat tour along the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal was launche

The Best Homestays in Sapa (For An Authentic & Personal Experience)

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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An Insider’s Guide to The Saigon River - The Christina's Blog

An Insider’s Guide to The Saigon River - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

Here is an insider’s guide to the Saigon River for those curious souls who want to know more about the river.

2017 Summer Saving Promotion: 20% discount off published rate!

by Lan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

Book direct with us and save up to 20% off published room rates this summer! Start your next journey at Villa Song with our Summer Saving Promotion: 20% discount off published rate for bookings from 1st April to 31st October 2017.  Additional benefits when booking direct with us. 25% discount off any Spa treatment a complimentary […]

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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, […]

Mekong River Cruise CanTho ChauDoc PhnomPenh 3 days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong river cruise CanTho ChauDoc Phnompenh provides you an opportunity to see bustling floating markets, natural arroyos system and river life on the mekong from Vietnam to Cambodia. Tour Code: SBL18A Day 1: SaiGon – CaiBe – CanTho (Lunch) We depart at 8:00am and head south to the river town of Cai Be, a rural…

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Run For Your Visa

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

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

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People Around the World

People Around the World

by Alison and Don @ Adventures in Wonderland

Of all the people I’ve photographed over the years I had in mind three or four photos that were particular …

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US Vice President Mike Pence visits Israel

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

US Vice President Mike Pence (Source: EPA/VNA) Mr. Pence flew into Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport from Jordan on a US military plane, after visiting US troops on the Syrian border. Vice President Pence was welcomed at the airport by Israel’s Tourism Minister Yariv Levin and US Envoy to Israel David Friedman. Israeli police have completed […]

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by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

DUC VUONG HOTEL “ONE OF GREAT HOTELS IN BUI VIEN WALKING STREET” Dear value Partners, First of all, please send the greeting from Duc Vuong Hotel, and wish your company... Read More

3 Vietnamese restaurants for a business lunch/dinner

by Lisouille @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

While living in Saigon you may need to find the perfect place to meet your business partners. The place you will pick must be the right one to discuss and consider your future collaboration. You will need something classy, away from the street food and small tables and chairs on the street, with AC of […]

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Havana: Grand Dame of the Caribbean

Havana: Grand Dame of the Caribbean

by Alison and Don @ Adventures in Wonderland

13-17 February 2017. Even arriving in Cuba is different. We wait for an hour in the baggage collection area for …

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Vietnam plays key role in India’s relations with ASEAN: VNese Ambassador

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

 Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh (Photo: H.H) Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh talked to the Vietnam News Agency about the upcoming visit by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to India to attend the India-ASEAN Summit and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the India-ASEAN Dialogue Partnership. The event coincides with the 69 th anniversary […]

President greets Mongolian top legislator

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

President Tran Dai Quang greets Chairman of the Mongolian Parliament Miyegombo Enkhbold in Hanoi (Photo: VNA) The State leader lauded the Mongolian top legislator’s visit to Vietnam and attendance at the 26th Asia-Pacific Parliament Forum (APPF-26) which took place in Hanoi from January 18-21, expressing his belief that the visit will contribute to strengthening and […]

Corruption prevention, combat work enhanced

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong addresses a meeting of the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption on January 22, 2018. (Photo: VNA) Speaking at a meeting of the Steering Committee on Monday, Mr. Trong underscored the need to speed up investigation, prosecution, and trial of major corruption cases, saying that anti-corruption work should be intensified with […]

Long Weekend Getaway – Aruntara Boutique Hotel Chiang Mai

by Lisouille @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

When you want to discover Chiang Mai, there are 2 parts: Mountains and the busy city center with the riverside. We have told you about Veranda High Resort located in the mountains, we are now telling you about Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel. This resort is just a paradise on earth. Upon arrival, you will be […]

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Travel Guide to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A Two-day Itinerary – Villa Song

by Lan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

Villa Song Hotel Saigon is featured in WanderLuxe’s Travel Guide to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A Two-day Itinerary – as the main accommodation on their exploring journey. “The once war-torn Saigon — renamed unofficially to Ho Chi Minh City in honour of their late leader — is now comparable to the metropolitan giants like Bangkok […]

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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 […]

Cultural Spotlights of Hanoi (Experience Hanoi like a Local)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Hanoi is perfect for a trip of cultural exploration. Its culture is expressed in many of the remarkable attractions of the city. The culture, too, is in every activity that you see on the street. In this article, I will go through several casual cultural spotlights of Hanoi. A random cultural experience of the city, […]

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Mekong Delta Cycling Tour Phnompenh to SaiGon 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour PhnomPenh to SaiGon Tour Code: SBL9C Day 1: PhnomPenh to ChauDoc (Dinner) Boarding on HangChau speed boat at Phnompenh boat pier for a 4 hours cruise down the Mekong river, crossing the border Kamsamnor to Vinh Xuong -Viet Nam. Then a little more cruise to ChauDoc. Our guide will pick you…

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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 […]

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 […]

Ho Chi Minh City launches boat tour in downtown canal

Ho Chi Minh City launches boat tour in downtown canal


Thanh Nien Daily

Tickets are available at the two terminals near Thi Nghe Bridge in District 1 and Le Van Sy Bridge in District 3

Saigon’s Street Cats and Dogs

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

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

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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 […]

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

Indochine week promotion

by Yega Thiyagarajan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

Villa Song Saigon is very happy to welcome you back to our newly renovated hotel and restaurant, from 1st October 2016 onwards, with a special food promotion that showcases Vietnamese and International culinary talents, coupled with the freshest produce that Vietnam has to offer.   New and exciting dishes such as Wok-Fried Nha Trang Tiger […]

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Visa to Vietnam

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

The Government has agreed to electronic visa to Vietnam for citizens of six countries including Australia, Cananda, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. According to the Resolution No. 124 / NQ-CP on the addition of the list of countries with citizens to be piloted electronically, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed…

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Saigon at Night

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

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

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Riding the rails and trekking the trails: day trips from Trinidad, Cuba

Riding the rails and trekking the trails: day trips from Trinidad, Cuba

by Alison and Don @ Adventures in Wonderland

22-25 February 2017. About twelve kilometres east of the town of Trinidad there are three long interconnected valleys. They are …

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The Mid – Autumn festival in Vietnam

by skyhubuser @ Skyhubvn

There are many festivals in Vietnam every year. Beside The Tet Holiday ( Lunar New Year), The Mid – autumn festival  is one of the most famous festival  and it is also considered as...

New Canal  Boat Tour in Ho Chi Minh City

New Canal Boat Tour in Ho Chi Minh City


vietnampictorial

Nearly ten years ago, the Nhieu Loc - Thi Nghe Canal was the dirtiest canal in Ho Chi Minh City, but now it has changed for the better with a new green appearance, becoming the most beautiful canal of the city. In September 2015, Saigon Boat Company, Ltd., started offering tourists a  boat tour on the canal to discover Ho Chi Minh City from a new perspective. 

A Boat Trip on the Saigon River

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

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

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A Boat Trip on the Saigon River | Saigon For 91 Days

A Boat Trip on the Saigon River | Saigon For 91 Days


Saigon For 91 Days

That's the story of how we hired a local fishing boat to take us on a private sunset tour of the Saigon River. Bring your own beer and snacks!

Crab soup cake ( Banh canh cua ) in Saigon

by skyhubuser @ Skyhubvn

There are many kind of noodles in Vietnam and it is easy to find them from these  luxury restaurants to street food stalls or food court in the shopping malls. The most famous soup...

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 paddies, 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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The AO Show at the Saigon Opera House

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

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

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Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

From Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City: the boat trip that wasn’t

From Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City: the boat trip that wasn’t


Adventures in Wonderland

7-9 January 2013. For the grand sum of $65 each (that included two night’s accommodation and most meals) we took a three-day “boat” trip from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City, which I’m going to call…

Fight against corruption should be sped up: Party chief

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

During the 13th session of the Central Steering Committee on Corruption Prevention and Control in Hanoi on January 22, the Party chief, who is also head of the committee, lauded achievements in the effort in 2017, saying these have strengthened public trust. CPV General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at the event A number of legal […]

Ho Chi Minh City offers boat tour of Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal - Tuoi Tre News

Ho Chi Minh City offers boat tour of Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal - Tuoi Tre News


Tuoi Tre News

With the two-hour tour, tourists will pay VND220,000 (US$9.7) and VND110,000 ($4.84) respectively for a one-way trip ticket

How to avoid tourist traps in Vietnam ?

by skyhubuser @ Skyhubvn

Vietnam is consider as a safe country for tourists. However, just like other cities in the world, there is still the risk of annoyances during travel time such as crime and traps. In this...

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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The Enigma of Pain: a journey towards healing

The Enigma of Pain: a journey towards healing

by Alison and Don @ Adventures in Wonderland

Those of you who have been following the blog for a while know that I’ve been in pain for some …

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Where to do a picnic in Saigon

by Lisouille @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

When it is not the rainy season, you might be a bit fed up of doing always the same thing on and on, going to the same restaurant on and on. So, what about doing a picnic ? Where to go ? Vinhome Central Park, it is a huge park, not crowded at all for […]

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Home - Saigon Boat Company

Home - Saigon Boat Company


Saigon Boat Company

Boat tours on the Saigon River.

Attractive tour with Saigon Boat

Attractive tour with Saigon Boat


Skyhubvn

If you want to take the short trip or arrange the birthday party or hold the warm party with your friend or family, but seems that there is no idea in the hustle Saigon, let’s me introduce to you one service you should try, at least one time, it really satisfied me. This is the open boat with the capacity up to 27 person, why it decorated as open style, I think for insiders can enjoy the local...

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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Vietnamese restaurants you need to discover

by Nath @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

You love Vietnamese food, yet you’d like once in a while to get off the betten roads of Cuc Gac Quan, Quan Bui, and other well known traditional restaurants? Those are definitely « go to » places where you are sure to get a delicious meal, yet there are so many other places to check out and get […]

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New Year’s Eve Party at Villa Song!

by Lan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

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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

Luxury Saigon River Tours by Exciting Speedboat | Les Rives

Luxury Saigon River Tours by Exciting Speedboat | Les Rives


Les Rives

Les Rives operates luxury Saigon River tours to the Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels, Unesco listed Can Gio Forest, in Ho Chi Minh City, and more.

Hiding in Plain Sight: a restaurant and radical art in Havana

Hiding in Plain Sight: a restaurant and radical art in Havana

by Alison and Don @ Adventures in Wonderland

26-28 February 2017. At the 1993 Havana Film Festival a film called Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate) won many …

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A Walk Along the Thị Nghè Canal

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

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

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Mekong Delta Speed Boat Tour in Ho Chi Minh - Activity in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Justgola

Mekong Delta Speed Boat Tour in Ho Chi Minh - Activity in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Justgola


Justgola

Enjoy a scenic speedboat trip through the Mekong Delta. Departing by boat from HCMC, you will explore areas of the Mekong Delta that few other tourists get to experience.

Saigon For 91 Days: E-Book Travel Guide

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

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

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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

Homing In On Home

Homing In On Home

by Alison and Don @ Adventures in Wonderland

From Don: I don’t know what to say, I hardly know where to begin. We got back to Vancouver from …

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Vietnam: a boat trip on the Mekong

Vietnam: a boat trip on the Mekong


the Guardian

An overnight trip into the Mekong delta presents the opportunity get off Vietnam's tourist trail and meet the locals, says Liz Boulter

Conquering Mount Fansipan the Right Way (Tallest Mountain in Vietnam)

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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2 Places to have Tapas in Saigon

by Lisouille @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

For Spanish cuisine lovers, you may miss to have great Tapas. So here are 3 places, where to have Tapas in Saigon. TOMATITO Located on 171 Calmette street, it was previously named Cafe-Restaurant. Indeed, Tomatito is the name of a Spanish Flamenco guitarist, but it is also the name a Tapas Spanish restaurant chain. A […]

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Gift Boxes to know and offer

by Nath @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

It’s quite a spread out concept in Europe, Australia and in the US, yet here in Vietnam, it’s still a concept that needs to be developed. We’ve tested out for you the ones available here in Ho Chi Minh! Let’s take a closer look at Bright and Ma Belle Box, both bi-monthly   Discover #bright, the […]

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Boat Tour To Mekong Delta From Hotel Inside Ho Chi Minh City

Boat Tour To Mekong Delta From Hotel Inside Ho Chi Minh City


My Travease

Enjoy a fast and scenic speedboat trip to the Mekong Delta departing by boat from the central pier in Ho Chi Minh City. You will explore an authentic region of the Mekong Delta that only a few other tourists get to experience. There are many interesting c

3 ideas to throw parties in Saigon

by Lisouille @ private boat tour – SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

While leaving in Saigon, you will probably have to attend or organise birthday parties, farewells, anniversaries, work promotions and so on. There is so many reasons to party in this city but when it comes to what to do there are not so many options. It is always the same things, going to a restaurants/bars and […]

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Ben Tre Boat Tour | The Mekong River Tours | Cheapest Mekong Delta Tours

Ben Tre Boat Tour | The Mekong River Tours | Cheapest Mekong Delta Tours


Vietnam Tours, Halong Cruise Tours, Indochina Tours

Ben Tre Boat Tour, Tour Ho chi Minh My Tho - Ben Tre Full Day, Tour Ho chi Minh Ben Tre, tour Saigon Ben Tre, Tour Saigon My Tho, Tour Ho Chi Minh My Tho, The Mekong River Tours, Cheapest Mekong Delta Tour

TV program commemorates 1968 Spring General Offensive

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

 An art performance at the Reunification Palace, one of 3 locations associated with the 1968 Spring General Offensive and Uprising. (Photo: Ha Khanh) People’s artist Tran Hieu said: “Today is very special. The glorious 1968 General Offensive took place when I was on the Laos battlefront. The campaign inspired me to sing with fire. I […]

Clop Along Placidly – Viñales, Cuba.

Clop Along Placidly – Viñales, Cuba.

by Alison and Don @ Adventures in Wonderland

20 February 2017. Sitting on the wooden bench seats of the horse-drawn cart, as we trot along the red dirt …

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Mekong Delta Cycling tour 2 days | Homestay in CanTho

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling tour 2 days to CanTho Cycling the delta with boat cruise, and possibly a nice homestay. Tour Code: SBL 11. Available all year round. Day1: Sai Gon to Cai Be, Vinh Long and to Can Tho (Lunch) 07:30 am our shuttle will take you out of town on an approx. 2hrs drive…

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Top Hotels in Southern Asia: Readers’ Choice Awards 2016

by Yega Thiyagarajan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

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Grantourismo – Villa Song Saigon as one of best boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh city

by Lan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

Villa Song Hotel Saigon was picked as one of best boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh city by travel and food writer and photographer Lara Dunston and Terence Carter. See full post on Grantourismo website’ s Best Ho Chi Minh city boutique hotels from chic city stays to riverside retreats.

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HCM City Hop on – Hop off

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

HCM City Hop on – Hop off Departure: 08:00 – 08:30 AM                                                                          Return: 06:00 – 06:30 PM ITINERARY of HO CHI MINH CITY BUS TOUR – “Hop on – Hop off” Departure: 23/9... Read More

Cu Chi Tunnel Waterway Trip

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

Cu Chi Tunnel Waterway Trip (half day) Cu Chi Tunnel Waterway Trip is a very comfortable travel, because it will get you close to nature and very nice day out... Read More

Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 4 days – CaiBe VinhLong ChauDoc CanTho Tour Code: SBL9A Day 1: Saigon- LongAn – My Tho – Vinh Long ( Lunch, dinner) Leaving Saigon, our shuttle will take you for about one hour drive to LongAn, the gateway to the mighty Mekong. First stage 25k from LongAn suburb to MyTho…

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Hotel shuttle boat service | Villa Song Saigon Hotel

Hotel shuttle boat service | Villa Song Saigon Hotel


Villa Song Saigon Hotel

To complement your stay with a unique experience, we are pleased to provide a free hotel shuttle boat service to the center of Ho Chi Minh City.

SAIGON UNSEEN SCOOTER TOUR

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

SAIGON UNSEEN SCOOTER TOUR Saigon unseen scooter tour departures time: 8:00AM, 1:00PM TRANSPORTATION: Motorbike OPTIONAL SERVICES: Private Tour add $10 per person PRICE: $35 or 787,500VND SAIGON UNSEEN SCOOTER TOUR ITINERARY WHAT IS... Read More

BonBon Residences: Our Home in Saigon

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

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

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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

The Tomb of Lê Văn Duyệt

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

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

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Saigon to Vung Tau by Ferry Boat

Saigon to Vung Tau by Ferry Boat


Vietnam Coracle

Taking the boat between Saigon & Vung Tau is one of Vietnam’s most underrated journeys. It’s a fascinating voyage from downtown Saigon, along several rivers, and across open sea to Vung Tau. New, comfortable & more reliable boats now ply this route... Continue reading →

Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back to the Community)

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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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 […]

HCM HOP ON – HOP OFF CITY TOUR

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

HCM HOP ON – HOP OFF CITY TOUR HCM hopon hop off  city tour Departure: 08:00 – 08:30 AM   –  valid 24 hours (see time schedule) This tour will departure: 23/9 Park... Read More

Cycling Mekong Delta Vietnam to Cambodia |CanTho ChauDoc HaTien 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Cycling Mekong Delta Vietnam to Cambodia | CanTho ChauDoc HaTien 4 Days Tour Code: SBL9B Day1: Sai Gon to Cai Be, Vinh Long and to Can Tho (Lunch, dinner) 8.00 am our shuttle will take you out of town on an approx. 2hrs drive to Cai Lay where you collect your bicycles and enjoy a…

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Road Trip with your Bike – From Hue to Hoi An

by Lisouille @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

You are going to spend some time in the center of Vietnam, planning to visit Hue and ride a bike down to Hoi An. If you have read that it is way too dangerous or even impossible to ride a bike from Hue to Hoi An, this is totally wrong. It will be one of the best […]

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Weekend Getaway – Nha Trang

by Lisouille @ private boat tour – SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

I have never been that often to Nha Trang to recommend you a good hotel yet. So far, this time we stayed at Alana, it is a 4 stars hotel in the city center, well located and nearby the beach and the Sailing Club. The room was huge with a king size bed and design […]

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Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours & cycling Vietnam

Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours & cycling Vietnam


Sinhbalo

Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours. We have been organizing Mekong delta tours in Vietnam for more than 20 years. Our tours made by a delta local.

Top Great Souvenirs in Saigon

by skyhubuser @ Skyhubvn

Beside sightseeing and enjoying the food, seeking souvenirs which are symbols of the country is a interesting part on the trip. The top list souvenirs in Saigon as below might be suggestions for you...

Soul of Vietnamese Village Show

by skyhubuser @ Skyhubvn

“ The Soul of Vietnamese village” is the first show about Vietnamese folk music with the participation of talented artists. The show recreates the daily life of Vietnamese people in the Northern Delta countryside...

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

Christmas Party 2017 at Villa Song!

by Lan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

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Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Saigon Night Life Dinner Cruise and AO Show

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

Saigon Night Life Dinner Cruise and AO Show Saigon Night Life Dinner Cruise and AO Show is very exciting tour so no need any trip to the rural area of... Read More

Saigon River - Ho Chi Minh Attractions

Saigon River - Ho Chi Minh Attractions


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A boat tour round Ho Chi Minh City on the Saigon River offers the chance to see the varied lifestyles surrounding this busy metropolis. The Saigon River flows from Cambodia through South Vietnam before merging into the South China Sea close to the Mekong Delta. In Ho Chi Minh

Summer hot deal 2017: Stay 4, Save 25%

by Lan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

This summer, treat yourself to a luxurious stay at our boutique hotel and enjoy all the fun and excitement of a vacation in beautiful Saigon with our great deal: Book a minimum of 4  consecutive nights from April 1 to October 31, 2017 to save 25% on your room rate! We are also offering extra benefits for […]

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The Love of Small Things – settling into home after years on the road.

The Love of Small Things – settling into home after years on the road.

by Alison and Don @ Adventures in Wonderland

From Alison: August 31st was our six-year anniversary of becoming homeless and nomadic. Five years and nine months later, on …

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Glimpses Into Guatemalan Life in and around Antigua

Glimpses Into Guatemalan Life in and around Antigua

by Alison and Don @ Adventures in Wonderland

6-11 February 2017. This is the view from the upstairs courtyard of our guesthouse. In Antigua it’s impossible to escape …

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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

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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Mekong River Cruise PhnomPenh, ChauDoc, CanTho, Saigon 3days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

At Phnompenh, the Mekong splits into two main branches: the HauGiang (Tonle Bassac) which flows via ChauDoc, LongXuyen and CanTho to the sea; and the TienGiang (Tonle Mekong) which splits into several branches at VinhLong and empties into the sea at six points. The Mekong river cruise from Phnompenh to ChauDoc, Cantho and onto Saigon…

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Long Weekend Getaway – Veranda High Resort Chiang Mai

by Lisouille @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

Something great about Saigon, it is that this is the perfect to travel from. There are so many destinations you can travel to, without spending too much money thank to low cost companies. So if you need a perfect change of landscape, breath fresh air again or just because you are dreaming of discovering Chiang […]

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How to get from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh, Bus, Flights, Boat

How to get from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh, Bus, Flights, Boat


Mad Monkey Hostels

How to get from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh - Getting from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh, Bus, Flights, Boats

Mekong River Cruise and Homestay in CanTho

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong river cruise and homestay in Cantho 2 days, a wonderful and relaxing way to see the river life and tropical gardens in mekong delta Vietnam. A lengthy cruise ~ 45km through islands and branches of Mekong river, we cruise down narrow waterways to remote villages. Tour Code: SBL6B Day 1: Sai Gon to Cai Be…

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Little Escape – La Maison De Campagne Cu Chi

by Lisouille @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

We have been all (at least once) fed up about Saigon and its dust, and in need of a little escape. La Maison De Campagne is the perfect place if you don’t want to go to far and want a nice place to chill. The transportation will cost you from 200,000 – 300,000 VND (one […]

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HCM City – Cu Chi tunnel Tour

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

HCM City – Cu Chi tunnel Tour HCM City – Cu Chi tunnel Tour is great deluxe join-in group tour from Ho Chi Minh City (HMC.C) if you do not... Read More

Bui Vien Walking Street Hotels

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

Bui Vien Walking Street Hotels Bui Vien walking street is fantastic place you should visit once you have ever been Ho Chi Minh City. A lot of event and party... Read More

HCM City Party Committee Secretary visits Vientiane

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

At the event (Source: VNA)   Vientiane (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City has been doing its best to deepen ties with Vientiane, making practical contributions to traditional friendship and special solidarity between Vietnam and Laos, said Secretary of the municipal Party’s Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan.  He made the statement during talks in Vientiane on January […]

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