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12 Years Of Travel: Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

London is steeped in history, but it’s also shaping the future of how we control the landscape Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London 10 June 2012, 3 Years Ago This Week: I spent a few days in Greenwich for my 40th birthday – it seemed appropriate to go back to the Source Of All Time as I […]

Hanoi’s lantern festival

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

An exhibition has revived the old spirit as Vietnam counts down to the full moon on Wednesday night. Lanterns for sale on Hang Gai Street during the Mid-Autumn Festival in 1926. The festival peaks on the full moon of the eighth lunar month, which falls on Wednesday this week. Children are drawn to a fish lantern outside a shop on Hang Gai in the Old Quarter. Star-shaped lanterns, the most popular toy during the festival, are made on the sidewalk. A wooden fighting roosters toy in a photo captured in 1937. Animals made from rice flour were popular in Hanoi nearly a century ago. These toys are still on sale in Vietnamese cities, but they now appeal more to nostalgic adults. A lion dance troupe prepares for their performance on Hang Thiec Street. Women make mooncakes on Hang Duong Street, known as the city’s sweets street, in a photo in 1928. A family offers a festival feast on their altar. A crab lantern. The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences is displaying the photos at the Hanoi Ancient House, 87 Ma May, Hoan Kiem District. Source: vnexpress

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Book Review + Giveaway: Why LA? Pourquoi Paris?

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

*EDIT* We have a winner!! CONGRATS to Toni! You’ll be receiving your book in the mail within a couple of weeks. It has been so long since I’ve hosted a giveaway on this blog, but when I got an email in my inbox about an artsy new coffee table book about LA and Paris, I […]

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Green lotus tea

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

Green lotus tea has other names: trà sen, chè sen or chè ướp sen (in Vietnamese) Vietnamese lotus tea is a type of green tea that already absorbed the scent of lotus. Lotus is a type of flower that grows in a lake, and it symbolizes beauty, purity, and good fortune in Vietnam.  Traditionally, workers will row out to the lake in the middle of the night when nectar of the lotus is at its fullest. Then, they will carefully open up all petals of the flower, fill it with green tea leaves (without making it wet), tie the petals together tightly with string, and let tea sits and absorbs the scents overnight. To collect the tea, workers have to row out to the lake again in the morning, open up the flower petals, and harvest the natural lotus scented green tea. Due to the natural process of making lotus tea, it is considered an art in Vietnam. HISTORY Lotus tea was originally created for King Tu Duc during the 19th century Nguyen Dynasty, but the people also love the art of making tea and it became a custom for them to take their boats out onto the ponds and...

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Half day Cooking Class in Ho Chi Minh City

by admin @ Athena Travel Vietnam

It can be said that Vietnamese cuisine is highly regarded as one of the world’s best. You love Vietnamese food?

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

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


Haute Culture Textile Tours

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

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....

5 Best Ways to Travel from Hue to Hoi An

by Trinh Cherry @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

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Pho Binh Noodle Shop

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Travel Misconceptions: Thailand

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

One of my goals on The Atlas Heart is to break down travel misconceptions or judgments about places and ideas. Perhaps it could be that destination that everyone warns you not to visit because of how dangerous it is, or maybe you yourself had preconceived notions that were proven wrong once you arrived to where […]

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The Solo Female Traveler's Guide To Vietnam • The Blonde Abroad

The Solo Female Traveler's Guide To Vietnam • The Blonde Abroad


The Blonde Abroad

Whether you prefer to eat your heart out or embark on an adventure on the back of a motorbike, this solo female traveler's guide to Vietnam has you covered.

7 Stops I’m Glad I Didn’t Miss When Visiting Alsace – France

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

Magical, petite and calming.

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Best travel website for cheap flights, hotels and car rentals

by Jasmine @ The Jasmine Edit

Best travel website for cheap flights, hotels and car rentals As you know, if you read this blog or watch my YouTube channel often, that i love travelling. And i travel a lot. What i don’t like is the formalities […]

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

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

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

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How to day trip by train from Bern: Interlaken, Grindelwald & Thun

How to day trip by train from Bern: Interlaken, Grindelwald & Thun

by Jess Carey @ Eat. Travel. Blog: Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

In the course of our trip planning, I spent many hours trawling through travel blogs and websites, trying to find the most helpful information I could, in order to plan the best trip possible. For the most part, that wasn’t too hard, but when it came to Switzerland, I honestly had no idea. We wanted … Continue reading How to day trip by train from Bern: Interlaken, Grindelwald & Thun

Pet-Friendly Florida: Fish, Food and Fun in Daytona Beach with a Dog

by Solo Travel Girl @ Solo Travel Girl

Beach. Spring break. NASCAR. Bike Week. These are some of the things I associate with Daytona Beach and never would have thought this popular Florida East Coast destination is dog-friendly. Boy, was I wrong!

How Much Money Do I Need For Hong Kong?

by Guest Travel Writer @ Travel Happy

Hong Kong has it all – heavenly food, high-octane nightlife, striking architecture and top shopping all laced with heaps of culture and tradition. There are plenty of ways to spend a fortune, but Lee Cobaj explains how Hong Kong doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive Hong Kong © barbara-pictures Compared to its SE Asian neighbours, […]

Florida Everglades Open for Business After Hurricane Irma

by Solo Travel Girl @ Solo Travel Girl

My eyes watered with sadness as I drove through Everglades City on my way to Chokoloskee and spied the piles of debris sitting by the road, eyed blue tarps, and saw some closed businesses with obvious damage. These manmade hills were made of toilets, bedding, and a mish-mash of what were once personal effects and home fixtures damaged by the storm’s fury waiting to be hauled away, more than two months following the storm. It was a sad scene to absorb.

Wrap Up: November 2017

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

I can’t believe I’ve been back in California for over a month already. It has gone by super fast, probably because my schedule has been filled with plenty of work, family time, and catching up with my closest friends who live in the Bay. I tested out doing a sober month in November for the […]

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Between Deadlines: Saving money for your travels

by Prime @ The Gypsy Gals

  Note: Between Deadlines is a series of posts that I wrote, while literally chasing deadlines as a working journalist, last month when I joined Bootsnall's #Doyouindie travel writing challenge. Every day, for 30 days, Bootsnall emails a question (and challenge) which a participating travel blogger has to ponder on and write about. Everything of … Continue reading »

Has travel helped you conquer a fear?

Has travel helped you conquer a fear?


Traveller

Travel is about get out of your comfort zone. Sometimes you need to be blasted out of it.

Saigon to Hanoi by Motorbike: 5 Suggested Routes

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

Riding from Saigon to Hanoi by motorbike is probably the most popular road trip in Vietnam, and it’s unquestionably one of the best ways to experience the country. For years, travellers simply took the most obvious route: Highway 1. Today, however, thanks to ambitious road building programs, there are far more scenic, pleasant and less trodden ways to ride between the country’s two main cities. Having ridden south to north on numerous occasions (the first time, predictably, on Highway 1), I’ve put together the following 5 suggested motorbike routes from Saigon to Hanoi, so that travellers who are planning this road trip have more of an idea of the kind of options available to them. 1. THE CLASSIC: Total Distance: 2,770km Average Duration: 2-4 weeks Road Conditions: paved rural & coastal back-roads, new & old highways Navigation: mostly simple, some tricky bits in central areas Scenery: coast, highlands, mountains, limestone, cities, villages, cultural sites DESCRIPTION: Weaving a course between coast and highlands, The Classic route is equal parts beach and mountain. Quiet, stunning coastal roads in the south and central provinces yield to a mighty landscape of limestone karsts on the Ho Chi Minh Road in the north-central region. Popular towns and sights, such as Mui...

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A O SHOW- brilliant show in Saigon, do not miss it!

by Binh Bui @ Scooter Tour Saigon

À Ố Show is a new kind of art performance commonly acknowledged globally as [new circus]. The show surpasses all the limits that was previously constructed by many other art shows in Vietnam over the years. Audience is offered the opportunity to let loose their imagination once they are set off by t...

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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Miami Sunrise

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

While dreaming sweet dreams my travelbuddy tries to wake my up by poking my leg.

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Pet-Friendly Florida: I Stayed at a Red Roof PLUS+ Hotel and Cannot Believe the Experience I Had

by Solo Travel Girl @ Solo Travel Girl

Recently, I stayed at a Red Roof PLUS+ hotel and cannot believe the experience I had with my dog. Yes, I admit I am a bit jaded when it comes to hotels. When I was younger, I stayed in ratty roadside motels that were a little suspect. As I grew in my career and travel blogging, I have since stayed in a range of accommodations that can be described as simple to stately and plain to posh. 

Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Private Cai Be Floating Market full day by Car

by admin @ Athena Travel Vietnam

Location: Mekong Delta Departure: flexible for your choice because this is private tour. Duration: 9 hours Tour price: from $32USD

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The Strange Way We Define Success

by Brian Stanton @ The Good Men Project

We hear about successful people, then imagine we fall short by comparison.

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

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice 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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Motorcycles Empower Vietnam's Women -

Motorcycles Empower Vietnam's Women -


The Good Men Project

Cameron Conaway endures jeers and glares as he tours Saigon on the back of a motorcycle driven by a female tour guide.

Kandy, Sri Lanka: Cultural Treat – Travel Guide

by Jasmine @ The Jasmine Edit

Kandy Travel Guide Kandy Sri Lanka – If you wish to watch a practical video on visiting Kandy, here is a link to my YouTube Channel (please subscribe to connect and keep up to date with video updates). Arriving If […]

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7 Things I Did In Miami

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

I can still pretend I’m in Miami, even though I’ve been home for a couple of weeks now.

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Expat Separation and De Facto Relationships

by Admin @ ANZA

Am I in a “de facto” relationship and why does it matter? If you are an expat who is not married, but in a serious relationship, you may be surprised to hear that under Australian law, you and your partner may have substantially the same rights (and responsibilities) as married couples who are separating and […]

12 Years Of Travel: Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall, UK

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Famous for its burgeoning surfing scene, Newquay also has some stunningly beautiful scenic walks along its cliffs too. Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall 21 May 2013, 2 Years Ago This Week: Less than fifty miles from where I grew up, I’d never been to Newquay until this visit to see a friend who I’d first met in […]

Spectacular Costume & Dance at Korea House in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

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

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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)

Notes from AWE 14: Why you need to follow your dreams

by Prime @ The Gypsy Gals

 Text and photos by Prime Sarmiento Yes I did spend a long weekend in Kota Kinabalu, but don’t ask me about climbing Mt. Kinabalu, or taking photos of orangutans in a rainforest reserve or about the happenin’ clubs in this city. Apart from drinking wine and listening to some live music during a Halloween party … Continue reading »

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Blue River Hotel 3

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

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

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

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Best Cu Chi Tunnels Tour: day trips from Saigon by riverboat and cycling

Best Cu Chi Tunnels Tour: day trips from Saigon by riverboat and cycling


Luxury Travel Blog

It's surely the best Cu Chi Tunnels Tour you can do, and one of the top day trips from Saigon - traveling by boat and bicycle with Les Rives Experiences.

20 Things To Do in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - Girl Tries Life

20 Things To Do in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - Girl Tries Life


Girl Tries Life

In this sprawling city of over 8 million people, there’s no lack of things to do in Ho Chi Minh City. Also known as Saigon, it’s a destination that’s rich in history, tasty treats and a unique mixture of eastern and western cultures. Want ideas on where to stay? Stick around to the bottom of …

Private Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels by Car

by admin @ Athena Travel Vietnam

Location: Cao Dai Temple & Cu Chi Tunnels Departure: flexible for your choice because this is private tour. Duration: 9

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Thit kho – Vietnamese simmered meat – Vietnamese Braised Pork With Eggs

by Binh Bui @ Scooter Tour Saigon

We also know that meat contains a number of important nutrients that are needed by our bodies for carrying out vital metabolic functions and provide us with energy and keep us healthy. Therefore, meat is one of the most popular food in our diets. Meat has various kinds and for “ thịt kho”( simmered ...

Insider’s View Episode 8 – Fiona Briers

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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A Weekend In Fairytale-like Alsace – France

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

Before making the plan to visit Alsace in France, I had literally no idea that this region existed.

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Reactie op How To Spend A Short Layover In Beijing door Celine Lai

by Celine Lai @ Reacties voor The Tourist Of Life

Thanks! What was the tour company you used called?

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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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...

Bonsai Saigon River Cruise – Resurrection!

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

  It’s not always easy to explore Saigon under this unbeatable heat, and sometimes a quick ice cream stop can be the best way to refresh yourself and have enough energy for your adventures here. Fortunately, with a summer all year round, Ho Chi Minh...

Cu Chi Tunnels in Saigon

by Binh Bui @ Scooter Tour Saigon

A great evidence and memorial site of southern Vietnam’s heroic and heart-breaking war against foreign invaders is found in Cu Chi Tunnel, northwest of Saigon (Hochiminh city) Location. Around 70 kilometers northwest of Saigon, Cu Chi Tunnel is right near the so-called “Iron Triangle” of...

Why Most Nonprofit Boards Resemble Whiteboards and How to Fix That

by The Conversation US @ The Good Men Project

The people leading nonprofits are much less diverse than the communities they serve and there's no reason to expect that to change soon.

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Private Can Gio Ecological Tour Full day by Car

by admin @ Athena Travel Vietnam

Escape from the hustle and bustle of a busy city like Ho Chi Minh city and find a peaceful place easing your

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Reactie op 7 Of My Favorite Moments In Iceland door RosieBaillie

by RosieBaillie @ Reacties voor The Tourist Of Life

Beautiful photos. I went to Iceland in December, and would love to go back in the summer months to see the contrast. Since we went in the middle of winter and didn't hire a car, there was so much we didn't have chance to see. The Fjadrargljufur Canyon looks breathtaking and so huge.

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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Six reasons why summer (kinda) rhymes with sugar in Vietnam

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

There are millions of ways to enjoy the cool, sweet taste of summer in Vietnam, so here are some of our favorites. Che The sweet, slippery soup is one of the most iconic Vietnamese desserts. There are dozens of versions, ranging from a simple glass of just lotus seeds to a rainbow of beans, roots, cassava and jelly cubes. Crowded che stands can be found in most big markets across the country, including Nam Dong in Hanoi and Ben Thanh in Ho Chi Minh City. For something different, tourists can try the one served at the Cambodian market in the southern city. The shop is owned by a Vietnamese man who grew up in Cambodia but returned in the 1970s, serving the best of both Cambodian and Vietamese desserts. A serving usually costs $1 or less. Ice-cream in a coconut shell One scoop of ice-cream for the summer, or two? Well, it might be easier if you just have it all in a coconut. Kem dua is a special Vietnamese version of ice-cream served in a coconut shell topped with coconut strips, peanuts and chocolate sauce. The best way to eat it is to dig the spoon deep and take a full bite...

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Top 4 Drink in Sai Gon You Must Try

by Trinh Cherry @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Hanoi’s notorious black market, where anything goes

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

Don’t expect a receipt if you’re looking to buy anything from this market. Most Hanoians would be flummoxed if you asked them where Hoa Binh Market is, but if you asked them about Chợ Giời, it would be a different story. The name Chợ Giời tells a story itself as its earliest vendors used to gather in an open-air spot to sell pretty much everything they owned, hence the name “Giời”, meaning sky, God and outdoors in Vietnamese. The market is believed to have opened in 1955 on the corner of two streets, but since then it has expanded to more than four streets and two big alleys along the busy thoroughfares of Hue and Hang Bai. In Chợ Giời, vendors sell everything from car parts and metal springs to TV remotes. Some old, some new, some possibly stolen. The majority of the goods are mechanical items, and here you can find the tiniest screwdrivers to rare 1980’s amplifiers all under the same roof. Following the war and the subsidy period, Chợ Giời was split down into different departments. Yen Bai 2 Street was known for its CDs and DVDs  —  before the Internet and Youtube changed all that. Nguyen Cong Tru Street draws vendors selling...

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Ho Chi Minh city Religion and Culture Tour Full day by Car

by admin @ Athena Travel Vietnam

Location: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Departure: flexible for your choice because this is private tour. Duration: 9 hours Tour

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SAIGON FREE WALKING TOURS

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

Are You a Man By Default?

by Justin Lioi @ The Good Men Project

Justin Lioi explains Masculine Default Man Setting and how to move out of the Man Box.

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No Vietnam Visa Required For Citizens Of Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

From July 2015, you don’t need to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam if you’re a citizen from Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain Vietnam Embassy, Bangkok The Vietnamese government have announced a important change for Vietnam tourist visas – if you’re from Britain, Germany, France, Italy or Spain, you no longer need to […]

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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Golden Dragon Water Puppet shows in Saigon

by Binh Bui @ Scooter Tour Saigon

The main water-puppet venue, with shows starting at 5:00PM, 6:30PM and 7:45PM and lasting about 50 minutes. Program “Uncle Tễu” A Rural M.C. and a Friend of the Poor The Dragon in the Soul of the Vietnamese Peacefull Childhood in Countryside Traditional Daily Life in Rural Villages Heroic Legends an...

I Love Vietnam Community Projects – the Core Value of Youth

by ponta666 @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

From a social enterprise in Hue city, the I Love Hue Tour has grown up and become I Love Vietnam Tour, which operates tours in 4 main cities in Vietnam. Despite the rapid growth, I Love Vietnam Tour still keep the core value of a social enterprise – support the community. As there are many community problems […]

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Saigon Sightseeing Tour by Motorbike - Athena Travel Vietnam

Saigon Sightseeing Tour by Motorbike - Athena Travel Vietnam


Athena Travel Vietnam

Location: HCMC (Saigon) Departure: 8am or 2pm Duration: 4 hours Tour price: 25usd/person   Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon) is

No Indonesia Visa Required For Citizens Of 45 Countries

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

The Indonesian Government recently announced citizens of forty five countries no longer need a tourist visa to enter Indonesia. Indonesia Immigration Stamp How Does Visa Free Entry To Indonesia Work? If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed below, arrive at one of the entry points below and proceed to Passport Control. […]

Tea time: Tao Dan Park Bird Cafe, Saigon, Vietnam

Tea time: Tao Dan Park Bird Cafe, Saigon, Vietnam

by Jess Carey @ ho chi minh city – Eat. Travel. Blog: Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

Tao Dan Park 110Bis, Nguyễn Du, Bến Thành, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) This café stop on our last morning in Saigon was probably the highlight of our time in Saigon. Another suggestion from our wonderful Cu Chi Tunnels guide, she told us about the “bird café” in Tao Dan Park; each morning, … Continue reading Tea time: Tao Dan Park Bird Cafe, Saigon, Vietnam

Private Saigon Cultural Tour half day by Car

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Location: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Departure: 7:30am to 8:30am flexible for your choice Duration: 5 hours Tour price: from

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Reactie op 7 Of My Favorite Moments In Iceland door Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life

by Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life @ Reacties voor The Tourist Of Life

Oeh, Iceland must be so different when you see it in summer! Did you get to see the northern lights?:-)

Colombo Sri Lanka – The Backpackers Guide

by Jasmine @ The Jasmine Edit

Colombo Sri Lanka Airport Colombo Sri Lanka – e-Visas are now available for foreign travellers to Sri Lanka, check the website https://eta.gov.lk/etaslvisa/etaNavServ. To check eligibility dependent upon your passport nationality. The e-Visa online form was quick to complete, and does […]

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The Rex Hotel

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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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Eat here: Genji Soba, Osaka, Japan (noodles)

Eat here: Genji Soba, Osaka, Japan (noodles)

by Jess Carey @ Eat. Travel. Blog: Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

Genji Soba 4-5-8, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan http://genjisoba.co.jp An unfortunate incident involving a too-milky matcha latte had me feeling a little unwell on our last night in Osaka, so dinner had to be something plain and simple. The husband quite enjoyed his first soba experience, and wanted to go for more, so a quick Google … Continue reading Eat here: Genji Soba, Osaka, Japan (noodles)

2017, A Year to Myself

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

I never expected 2017 to be a year to myself, but then again, I guess you never really know what life will bring you with each new year. I should know better by now. Even though I didn’t expect it to be a year to myself, I can say with full clarity now that I’m […]

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How to get to Ihwa Mural Village in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

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

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Wrap Up: October 2017

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

I know I say this every single month, but whoa, where did the time go? I’m not sure how we’re already into the second week of November, but here we are. With that said, one of my goals before the end of this year is to get into a better habit of mindfulness. I want […]

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Purépecha Style, An Indigenous Identity Stitched With Pride

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

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

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Solo journeys is not about loneliness

by Prime @ The Gypsy Gals

Lovers are not alone, and a real lover never destroys your aloneness. He will always be totally respectful toward your individuality, toward your aloneness. It is sacred. –Osho They said that no trip to India will be complete without getting diarrhea – which is what happened to me on my last day in Bangalore (also … Continue reading »

Expat Life in Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

by Skins @ Single Man's Paradise

Gastronomic gastropods- Vietnamese loves snails !

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

From Michelin-starred fine dining, to chili-laden, beer-swilling, street-food staple, the humble snail takes many forms. Oysters, lobsters, sushi and snails; all now “posh” and expensive elements of global food culture. They were, however, once all considered to be the food of the lower-classes. In fact, oysters were so plentiful during the European colonization of the Americas that their crushed shells were a common component in brick making. Likewise, the practice of wrapping raw fish (and other meats) in rice was, many centuries ago, a common way for Japanese farmers and fishermen to preserve food for several months at a time. And then there’s lobster, that ubiquitous element of modern fine dining. According to a report on the creature’s recent popularity by the U.K.’s Telegraphnewspaper, the clawed crustacean was “once not deemed worthy for anything other than the ‘lowest of the low.’” It’s funny how things change. Add a bit of gold leaf, a smear of pureed veg, a froth of salty foam, and a jacked-up price tag, and suddenly the cuisine of the working classes jumps a few steps up the social ladder. As with bread, beef, carrots and coffee, it would be easy to assume that the practice of...

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Basket Riding

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Basket riding is just one part of a day in Hoian:        

Li'l C - Big Shoe Lady

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Between deadlines: Relishing the slow life as a Brunei expat

by Prime @ The Gypsy Gals

  By Prime Sarmiento Note: Between Deadlines is a series of posts that I wrote, while literally chasing deadlines as a working journalist, last month when I joined Bootsnall's #Doyouindie travel writing challenge. Every day, for 30 days, Bootsnall emails a question (and challenge) which a participating travel blogger has to ponder on and write … Continue reading »

Shop here: Libreria Acqua Alta, Venice, Italy

Shop here: Libreria Acqua Alta, Venice, Italy

by Jess Carey @ Eat. Travel. Blog: Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

Libreria Acqua Alta Where? Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, 5176/B, 30122 Venice When? Open daily 09:00 – 20:00 If you’ve ever been to Venice in the colder months, you’ll have no doubt seen what looks like trestle tables stacked up in random corners of the city (go on, Google it – I’ll wait). The city … Continue reading Shop here: Libreria Acqua Alta, Venice, Italy

My Feeling About Hue Buddhist Tour – a Special Tour in Hue

by Trâm Nguyễn @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

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The South Seas Hotel Miami

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

After spending a few nights in a crappy hostel in Miami Beach it was time to move over to the South Seas Hotel.

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A Week Of Surf and Yoga In Cascais

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

It’s been quiet on my blog for the past month.

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Motorcycle tours in Vietnam

Motorcycle tours in Vietnam


Back of the Bike Tours

Are you looking for a unique experience during your trip to Vietnam? Hop on the back of one of our bikes and enjoy an awesome ride in Saigon!

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 […]

Private guides and guided tours in Vietnam

Private guides and guided tours in Vietnam


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Plan your trip with the licensed private guides in Vietnam. Get the best deal for guided tours in Vietnam

7 winter warmers to ward off the cold in Hanoi

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

Follow the locals to nameless roadside eateries as the cold snap bites in Vietnam’s capital. Snails Unlike the spicy snails that are carefully fried or grilled in Saigon, the snails served on cold days in Hanoi are simply boiled. Feel the steam from the snails served with ginger sauce and lemongrass. Snails tend to appear in the rivers around Hanoi between autumn and winter. Try the tasty treats in small restaurants at 5 Tong Duy Tan, 1 Dinh Liet, 34A Tran Phu and 88 Cua Bac. Sweet dumplings These dumplings are made from sticky rice stuffed with mung beans or black sesame. The rice balls are then soaked in ginger syrup and served hot. Head to Hang Dieu, Quan Thanh or Tay Ho far a sample of these sweet balls from either age-old eateries or street vendors. Rib porridge Hanoi people love rib porridge and it’s needless to say why this hot congee with quay(fried dough) is a perfect choice for a cold day. There’s a nameless roadside stall at 2A Ly Quoc Su Street that man locals say serves the best rib porridge in Hanoi. You can also find this hot treat in Dong Xuan Market. Cassava dessert Cooked cassava paired with...

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Nurture Your Career

by Admin @ ANZA

Holistic Executive Coach, Josephine Corcoran talks to Charley Larcombe about finding vocational fulfilment in 2018. In an ever-increasing materialistic world, filled with ‘busy’-ness, more and more often, I’m meeting people who feel disconnected, overwhelmed and lacking clarity in their career direction. Surprisingly, most of these people are living The Dream Life – on paper. They […]

Christina's Saigon

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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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PALOMA FEMALE DRIVER

PALOMA FEMALE DRIVER


Paloma Motorbike Tours

  In Vietnamese culture, the motorbike is the primary mode of transport for the majority of families. From birth, Vietnamese people are on a motorbike so their riding skills are second nature.   Our Paloma female Tour Guides have been carefully hand picked for their driving ability, knowledge of local traffic conditions and English speaking / translation skills. You will be amazed at their skillful use of the motorbike in the Hanoi traffic. Female Tour Guides drive in a more conservative manner than their Vietnamese male counterparts. You will have a smoother, safer Tour with a Vietnamese female driving the motorbike.   One of the aims for the Paloma Management Team is to provide professional opportunities to young, dynamic Vietnamese women who wish to further their career in the Tourism Industry. The vast majority of our Guides are University educated and are very keen to meet and understand people from all over the world.  

Foodie Motorbike Tour – Saigon

Foodie Motorbike Tour – Saigon


ANZA

Combining both elements of wonderfully fresh Vietnamese food and overwhelming traffic, a foodie motorbike tour of the city is a great way of exploring Ho Chi Min City, formerly known as Saigon. Kat…

The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you’re like us and got the Vietnamese habit of waking up with the sun and a cup of cà phê sữa đá, you probably have already your favorite Phở or Bánh Mì joint that will help you start the day in ease. For most...

7 Of My Favorite Moments In Iceland

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

Time moves fast.

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Reactie op These Are The Stops I Made Between Hanoi And Hoi An door em-ily-grace

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How did you travel between these destinations? Bus, motorbike...?

The Meeting of Two Amazing Women – I Love Vietnam Tour Ceo and Facebook Coo Sheryl Sandberg

by ponta666 @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

APEC is probably the biggest event in Danang, you can find many people who have great influence on the humanity to come to Danang, from the most powerful world leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, etc. To heads of the most important enterprises such as Sheryl Sandberg – the COO of Facebook, Mark Konyn – […]

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Top 10 Nightlife Experiences in Ho Chi Minh - Best Places to Go at Night in Saigon

Top 10 Nightlife Experiences in Ho Chi Minh - Best Places to Go at Night in Saigon


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Nightlife in Ho Chi Minh means very different things depending where you are in the city. Downtown in District 1, rooftop bars, high rolling casinos and smooth jazz bands are the choice forms of nightlife entertainment in Saigon. But move a few kilmoetres west into District 3 and

Vietnam – A Paradise Of Vegan Cuisines

by Huong Lien @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

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Taking The Foodie Motorbike Tour In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Taking The Foodie Motorbike Tour In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Travel Happy

Get a unique view of night time Ho Chi Minh City from the back of a bike on the Foodie Motorbike Tour with XO Tours' elegant female guides.

World Records, Just Do Good Things and Girl on Fire with Carisa Hendrix

by Victoria Smith @ Girl Tries Life

Today on the podcast we are taking an usual turn into the world of magic… In my head, when you read that you’re seeing bunnies pop out of hats, sparks on stage and fire eating… or maybe that’s just what’s in my head when I say magic with a long pause. Anywho, we’re joined by award-winning […]

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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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I Love Vietnam Tour - Motorbike Tours With Female Bikers

I Love Vietnam Tour - Motorbike Tours With Female Bikers


I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

I Love Vietnam Tour is proud to be a social enterprise tourism company for empowering young female students as well as supporting the community in Vietnam

Photos Tour Saigon Sightseeing and Local Street Food at 4/4/2015

by itsvietnam @ Scooter Tour Saigon

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Private Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Tour by Cyclo

by admin @ Athena Travel Vietnam

Day or night time; whenever you want to discover Saigon’s sights and daily activities. Cyclo two hour trip is the

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Vietnamese Banh Cuon- Vietnamese Steam Rice Rolls – Saigon street food

by Binh Bui @ Scooter Tour Saigon

Bánh cuốn is made from a thin, wide sheet of steamed fermented rice batter filled with seasoned ground pork, minced wood ear mushroom, and minced shallots. Sides for this dish usually consist of chả lụa (Vietnamese pork sausage), sliced cucumber, and bean sprouts, with the dipping sauce called nước ...

The Plant Quandary (or why sometimes a gypsy has to put down roots)

by Prime @ The Gypsy Gals

      By Prime Sarmiento I always knew that I need to have some potted plants in my flat. I know that I’m no green thumb but my interest on natural skin care, traditional forms of healing and environmentalism have nudged me to grow some potted herbs and flowers in my balcony (and perhaps … Continue reading »

Short-Term Animal Volunteer Opportunities Abroad

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

I’ve always had a big heart for animals. That heart has only grown fuller as I’ve traveled more and seen the amount of animals that need help around the world. From the many stray dogs I saw roaming around Greece, to the homeless kittens in Thailand, and yes, even dogs who were rotting from the […]

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Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary


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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

Florida Travel: What to Do in Punta Gorda & Englewood Beach in 2018

by Solo Travel Girl @ Solo Travel Girl

'Tis the time of year for my annual month-by-month listing of what to do in the Southwest Florida community of Punta Gorda and Englewood Beach (basically Charlotte County) in the New Year. As usual, most activities can be enjoyed anytime of the year. And, I hope you try something that pushes your personal boundaries in the New Year because that's how you learn, grow and maybe find your new passion.

DIY Spiritual Retreat

by Prime @ The Gypsy Gals

  Text by Prime Sarmiento Photos courtesy of Aaron Chua/House of Kite Early this month, I spent a weekend in KL for a spiritual retreat. Or perhaps it is a magickal one? I don’t know. All I know is when I went there and experienced what I had to experience, I finally learned to let … Continue reading »

48 Hours: The Gypsy Gals’ Guide To Ho Chi Minh City

48 Hours: The Gypsy Gals’ Guide To Ho Chi Minh City


The Gypsy Gals

  Text and photos by Prime Sarmiento (Note: This is an updated edition of our very popular guide to Ho Chi Minh City)  I frankly admire the brashness of Vietnam's business capital. I…

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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Butcher Boy

by Admin @ ANZA

31 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089138 butcherboy.com.sg You’re spoilt for choice on the Keong Saik Road. Not only for diverse choice but also for sheer quality – there’s many a preferred spot for dining in this part of town. But I may have found you a new favourite. Butcher Boy is a small, recently opened […]

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

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

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

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STEAM Education at CIS: Equipping students with essential skills to succeed in the future

by Admin @ ANZA

STEAM at CIS is an interdisciplinary teaching approach that stands for science, technology, entrepreneurship, arts and maths. It plays an integral part of our school curriculum and equips each student with essential skills (collaboration, research, problem solving, critical thinking and creativity) that are vital for succeeding in the 21st century regardless of where their interests […]

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...

The 6 Best Shopping Destinations in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

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

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Playboy Establishment – Hanoi, Vietnam

by Singleman @ Single Man's Travel

Playboy Establishment in Hanoi, Vietnam is a bit of a weird choice for a Playboy themed club you would have thought but in the Apricot Hotel (which is a 5 star hotel in Hanoi)...

Hue City Tour With 13 Lovely Guests – the Special Hue Tour

by Trinh Cherry @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

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Private Ho Chi Minh City Tour Full day by Car

by admin @ Athena Travel Vietnam

Location: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Departure: flexible for your choice because this is private tour. Duration: 9 hours Tour

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Travel to Vietnam: Saigon Food Tour by Night

Travel to Vietnam: Saigon Food Tour by Night


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Have I mentioned how much I enjoy culinary tours? Okay, I don’t need to be on a tour to enjoy food and beverages but, during my April trip to Vietnam, I joined Urban Adventures on a Saigon fo…

Reactie op How To Spend A Short Layover In Beijing door Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life

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Top 5 Things To Do in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Top 5 Things To Do in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

by Jess Carey @ ho chi minh city – Eat. Travel. Blog: Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

1. Get shopping & eating at the Ben Thanh Night Market Where? Intersection of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao Avenues and Le Lai Street Why go? Amazing food and crazy atmosphere – there’s a really big mix of tourists and locals, too. How long will you need? Don’t bother getting there before 7pm for the night market – … Continue reading Top 5 Things To Do in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Saigon photography: Life through the lens of a camera - Inspitrip Blog

Saigon photography: Life through the lens of a camera - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

I signed up for a Ho Chi Minh City photography tour to finding out what’s the difference between solo travel and having a local to accompany with.

14 Reasons Vietnam Is The Best Destination For Textiles Right Now

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

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

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Mong Kok Hong Kong, attractions and amazing vibes

by Jasmine @ The Jasmine Edit

Mong Kok Hong Kong – Most vibrant and lively area of Hong Kong Mong Kok is one of the major shopping, eating, and market areas of Hong Kong. No, lets be real, it is THE area for shopping, eating and […]

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THE NIGHT - Saigon Kiss Tours

THE NIGHT - Saigon Kiss Tours


Saigon Kiss Tours

Tour length: 3,5 hours (6:00 PM – 9:30 PM or time you request) Tour price: usd $39 ~ vnd $890,000 Let us help you explore the …

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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Eating the city: Saigon, Vietnam

Eating the city: Saigon, Vietnam

by Jess Carey @ ho chi minh city – Eat. Travel. Blog: Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

There’s really no such thing as bad food in Saigon, but there were definitely favourites that were done exceptionally well. Here’s what to look out for when you eat your way around the city…   Pandan waffles. Soft and hot and chewy and ridiculously delicious, this is the street corner dessert dreams are made of. … Continue reading Eating the city: Saigon, Vietnam

A Complete Guide to Tipping in Vietnam - Tipping Guide in Vietnam

A Complete Guide to Tipping in Vietnam - Tipping Guide in Vietnam


The Christina's Blog

Learning about rules to tipping before traveling to new countries is essential so as to not offend locals. Here is the useful tipping guide in Vietnam.

Private Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnels Tour by Car

by admin @ Athena Travel Vietnam

Good Morning Saigon! Start an evocative and inspiring day with an up close and personal history lesson on guerilla warfare. Delve into

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A souvenir that lasts – 5 tips on getting tattooed while travelling

A souvenir that lasts – 5 tips on getting tattooed while travelling

by Jess Carey @ Eat. Travel. Blog: Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

This is such a touchy subject, and one I’ve actually really been looking forward to writing about. Getting tattooed, while you’re travelling overseas. The irony of this is that “overseas” is different for us all. I live in Melbourne. Maybe you live in London. Or Rome. Or Seattle. Or Vancouver. Does that mean that you, … Continue reading A souvenir that lasts – 5 tips on getting tattooed while travelling

Vietnam Part V - Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) | The Kiwi Country Girl

Vietnam Part V - Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) | The Kiwi Country Girl


The Kiwi Country Girl

The last stop on our Vietnamese adventure, Saigon

Mekong River Cruise: A day trip from Ho Chi Minh City

Mekong River Cruise: A day trip from Ho Chi Minh City


The Jasmine Edit

Mekong River Cruise from Ho Chi Minh City, a Mekong River day tour is a great way to experience the Mekong. Read about the cost, and itinerary here.

Unique Christmas Gift: Save Snowmen From Extinction and Give Earth a Fighting Chance

Unique Christmas Gift: Save Snowmen From Extinction and Give Earth a Fighting Chance

by Solo Travel Girl @ Solo Travel Girl

I have a request of you this holiday season and hope you will join me in this crusade. Together, we MUST stop snowman extinction! Okay, that is a little silly, but seriously, the clock is running out in both days until Christmas and in the negative impact humans are making on our planet.

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

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


Tourist-Scams.com

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

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...

Hiking up to hidden Ursa Beach – Portugal

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

While I’m not really convinced about the saying ‘travel the unknown’, knowing that ‘unknown’

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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...

How Comfortable Are You With Discomfort?

by Victoria Smith @ Girl Tries Life

I’ve been reading a fascinating book lately. It’s called The Upside To Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self – Not Just Your Good Self – Drives Success and Fulfillment. No, I’m not talking Darth Vader dark side here, but the book really tackles this idea that we have in western society about fake […]

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The Best Place for Shopping in Saigon

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Everyone likes to go on a shopping spree sometimes, and Saigon is definitely one of the best place for this. Through a quick Google search will help you find countless of high end shopping malls (Vincom A and B, and the most recent Takashimaya), we...

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.     […]

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.

Top Places to Visit in Indonesia 2016 (and its not Bali)

by Jasmine @ The Jasmine Edit

Hottest Places to Visit in Indonesia The hottest/best/top places to visit in Indonesia, and not include Bali? whaaaat! I have nothing against Bali. In fact, i have visited the island many a times and found it to be friendly, culturally […]

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Galle Sri Lanka – Travel Guide, Transport, Attractions

by Jasmine @ The Jasmine Edit

Galle Sri Lanka Galle Sri Lanka – Galle is located on Sri Lanka’s south west coast, 116km south from Colombo. The small village is famous in Sri Lanka for the dutch style fort surrounding the old city overlooking sea, as […]

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Vietnamese Pho – Beef noodle soup – Saigon street food

by Binh Bui @ Scooter Tour Saigon

Phở or pho (pronounced variously  is a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, linguine-shaped rice noodles called bánh phở, a few herbs, and meat. It is primarily served with either beef or chicken. Pho is a popular street food in Vietnam and the specialty of a number of restaurant chains aroun...

Taking The Foodie Motorbike Tour In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Taking The Foodie Motorbike Tour In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Travel Happy

Get a unique view of night time Ho Chi Minh City from the back of a bike on the Foodie Motorbike Tour with XO Tours' elegant female guides.

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

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

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

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Cairns Queensland 101: The Backpackers Guide

by Jasmine @ The Jasmine Edit

Cairns Queensland Cairns Queensland,  is a well-known tourist town in far north Queensland (Australia), made famous for its ease of access to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Forest. Cairns offers a large range of activities, sights, dining and […]

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Cairns to Mossman Gorge Road Trip – Attractions & Beaches

by Jasmine @ The Jasmine Edit

Road trips with fellow backpackers or working holiday friends under the summer sun in the land down under. Yes, Australia is set up for road trips and the popular Cairns to the Daintree Rainforest is an easy drive, not a huge distance to cover […]

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A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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The Hidden Gem of the Pacific – New Caledonia Travel Guide

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

New Caledonia, also called Kanaky by its Melanesian inhabitants, is a tropical paradise with a cosmopolitan flair.

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Silverland Sakyo Hotel and Spa

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The Single Dude's Guide to Saigon, Vietnam - The Single Dude's Guide to Life & Travel™

The Single Dude's Guide to Saigon, Vietnam - The Single Dude's Guide to Life & Travel™


The Single Dude's Guide to Life & Travel™

I love Saigon. Known only officially as Ho Chi Minh City, but informally to everyone still as Saigon, the main city of Vietnam is a fantastic place. It passes Charlie’s Single Dude Evaluation with...

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...

Saigon Central Post Office

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Through my eyes: Faces of Saigon

Through my eyes: Faces of Saigon

by Jess Carey @ ho chi minh city – Eat. Travel. Blog: Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

Time to go back to Vietnam for the morning… Early in the morning, this lady was already out and cooking in a narrow alley behind a larger street. With the piles of plates lined up on a small plastic table to the side, I assumed she was preparing for the morning breakfast rush… These ladies … Continue reading Through my eyes: Faces of Saigon

Drinking in Saigon

by Binh Bui @ Scooter Tour Saigon

There is no drinking age in Vietnam, and if there is, it is known by no one. This tradition does not mean that you will drink irresponsibly. In general, draught beers are local’s favorite, often served with a plate of peanuts or grilled dog meat. Beer is cheap, at about 20-30 cents for a huge mug, a...

Travel art journal: Vietnam 2016 – eating & drinking

Travel art journal: Vietnam 2016 – eating & drinking

by Jess Carey @ ho chi minh city – Eat. Travel. Blog: Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

“So what did you guys do in Vietnam for two weeks?!” “We ate. And drank. A lot…”   Our answer to that question is met with either “umm… Ok…” and raised eyebrows (people who haven’t been to Vietnam) or “ohhh my god, you’re so lucky, that must have been amazing!!” (people who have been to … Continue reading Travel art journal: Vietnam 2016 – eating & drinking

Top Tips To Consider When Your Child Goes Online

by Admin @ ANZA

The world is shrinking around us; information is easier to access, devices are far more portable and people are becoming more connected. For parents this means that they are having to face the dilemma of providing online access to their children at a far earlier age. However, how do you know if your child is […]

Fancy one of the world’s greatest food experiences? Try Hanoi

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

                                       Tourists eat out late at night in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy The Telegraph gets its teeth into Hanoi cuisine, and it’s not the famous ‘pho’ or Obama’s ‘bun cha’ Many people are drawn to a destination just because of how well it triggers their appetite, and for that reason, Hanoi is one of the world’s greatest cities to visit, The Telegraph recommends. The U.K. newspaper published a list of “the world’s 17 greatest cities for food” on Sunday and the Vietnamese capital grabbed second spot, after Tokyo. “Hanoi’s compact old center is arguably the better place to sample the balance of salt, sweet, sour and spice in Vietnamese cuisine,” it said, comparing the city with the popular southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, which is “more international”. Hanoi is where one can take to the streets and eat like a local, it said. The city offers some of the most popular Vietnamese dishes such as “banh mi”, a baguette usually filled with grilled pork, meatballs or cold cuts, cucumber, cilantro, pickled carrots, liver pâté and a swipe of mayonnaise, or “com...

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Travel Destinations for 2018: Where I’m Going

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

Where I might be living, visiting, and going back to – these are my potential travel destinations for 2018! It’s my favorite time of the year! And no, I’m not talking about the holidays, although to be sure November and December can be some of my favorite months, especially when I’m surrounded by loved ones. […]

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Door: Holly Hollyson

by Holly Hollyson @ Reacties op: The Solo Female Travelers Guide To Vietnam

I had no idea that Vietnam was so safe! I just read this out loud to my Dad, who said, 'well it must be pretty safe because there are plenty of people there. Did you know that there are more Vietnamese in Vietnam than in any other country in the World'. #dadlogic

Door: Eden Mint

by Eden Mint @ Reacties op: The Solo Female Travelers Guide To Vietnam

Great tips! I have a couple of Vietnamese friends who travel back home each year. They always encourage me to visit there someday, it really does sound like an amazing place! I love the culture and food. Have a great day :) <a href="http://www.mintnotion.com" rel="nofollow">http://www.mintnotion.com</a>

Escape Hunt Experience Ho Chi Minh City

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Reactie op The South Seas Hotel Miami door Carlos Rent

by Carlos Rent @ Reacties voor The Tourist Of Life

These are wonderful photos! How do you made it! beautiful

Moving to Australia – Steps to make your move smooth

by Jasmine @ The Jasmine Edit

Moving to Australia Moving to Australia? I recently moved to Australia as my new home base (note: however at this moment in time i am unsure how long i will stay in Australia). I thought i would share some tips, things […]

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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 […]

The Handsome Hanbok & Where to Buy One in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

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

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On a healing journey

by Prime @ The Gypsy Gals

Text and photos by Gypsy Prime   Most people won’t equate traveling to Kuala Lumpur as a spiritual journey. The Malaysian capital is not exactly famous for its temples or spiritual retreats. Like most cities in ASEAN, one usually go to KL to shop and eat and perhaps after you’re done with the eating and … Continue reading »

Reactie op 7 Of My Favorite Moments In Iceland door Jen Hajime

by Jen Hajime @ Reacties voor The Tourist Of Life

Wow. I love the layout of your blog and the photos of your trip are certainly inspiring me to travel there sooner than later. I hear it's utterly cold at this time of year though. How did you all fair? www.nynomads.com Rentfree, living on $100/week in NYC

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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Real Men Feel: Internalized Homophobia

by Real Men Feel @ The Good Men Project

Andy Grant and Appio Hunter discuss who can feel homophobia and some of the reasons why.

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SAIGON STREET FOOD

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

Reactie op 7 Of My Favorite Moments In Iceland door RosieBaillie

by RosieBaillie @ Reacties voor The Tourist Of Life

Yes we did, and it was amazing. We were really lucky because the weather was bad most of the time we were there. It surprised me that in real life they don't often look as bright and vibrant as you see on TV or in photos.

A Cozy Mendocino Getaway: The Brewery Gulch Inn

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

The best girls Mendocino getaway starts with a cozy accommodation on the coast When I asked one of my best friends if she was interested in doing a Mendocino getaway, she couldn’t say yes fast enough. When I told her we would have the chance to stay at a cozy accommodation with an ocean view […]

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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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Hoa Vien Brauhaus

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Tenga – Crazy Japanese Futuristic Sex Toys For Men

by Singleman @ Single Man's Travel

So found in the back rooms of some comic shops and junk store Donki in Tokyo, Japan is these futuristic egg shaped sex toys for men made by a huge company called Tenga. Ever...

The Seljalandfoss

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

The Seljalandfoss
It didn’t take me to long to find my favorite piece of Iceland actually.

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What Are You Letting Go Of?

by Victoria Smith @ Girl Tries Life

Happy 2018! Now, some of you might be saying, Victoria, you should have an interview up on the podcast today. While normally I’d say, you are correct, today I’m saying, I have changed it up a bit. I’ve decided that for 2018, I’m alternating weeks of the podcast between interviews one week and every other […]

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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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That’s Inappropriate, Hot Mess Express and Not Being Alone with Meredith Masony

by Victoria Smith @ Girl Tries Life

“You might have cancer.” Those are words that none of us want to hear, especially not if you have three kids at home. When Meredith Masony heard those words, she initially went into productivity mode – cooking freezer meals for her family, considering creating an online dating profile for her partner – but thankfully the […]

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Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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HONG KONG SHOPPING ULTIMATE BUDGET GUIDE – FASHION DISTRICTS, OUTLETS, MARKETS

by Jasmine @ The Jasmine Edit

HONG KONG SHOPPING ULTIMATE BUDGET GUIDE – FASHION DISTRICTS, OUTLETS, MARKETS BUDGET FASHION MARKET STREETS Although Hong Kong is well-known for high end malls and the worlds most expensive shopping strip, there are still many super inexpensive fashion districts where […]

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Door: Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life

by Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life @ Reacties op: The Solo Female Travelers Guide To Vietnam

It is an amazing place! I am still looking for a good Vietnamese restaurant around here haha, nothing can top that food!

20 FREE ATTRACTIONS HONG KONG + CHEAPEST TRANSPORT TO GET THERE

by Jasmine @ The Jasmine Edit

20 FREE ATTRACTIONS IN HONG KONG + CHEAPEST TRANSPORT TO GET THERE 20 FREE ATTRACTIONS DIRECTIONS PDF DOWNLOAD (list, directions, stations, etc). Download it to your phone or iPad and hopefully you can do more exploring in Hong Kong than navigating. And […]

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Why I’m speaking at the AWE ‘14 (and why you should care about it)

by Prime @ The Gypsy Gals

  Text and photos by Prime Sarmiento   After going through some paper work over my work visa, I finally managed to get out of the newsroom in Brunei to spend a few days in Kota Kinabalu. This is my first time not only in KK but in Sabah.     I initially had no … Continue reading »

Macau – Day Trip Tour from Hong Kong, Ferries, Visa, Attractions

by Jasmine @ The Jasmine Edit

Macau day trip tour Macau Day trip tour – from Hong Kong, Ferries, Visa, Attractions Macau. You’re not alone if your first thought after reading that was CASINO MECCA. The gabling capital of the world, which brings in more $$$$ […]

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Saigon Sights

Saigon Sights


prairie girl musings

Ho Chi Minh City is quickly modernizing and now is the time to visit as buildings that are here today will be gone tomorrow! Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi (see city guide here) couldn’t be more diffe…

KASALONG BAR BANGKOK – CHEAP BLOWJOBS IN SUKHUMVIT SOI 6

by Singleman @ Single Man's Travel

Kasalong is a pretty famous blowjob bar in Bangkok, Thailand. The owner Oil used to work as a hooker in the nearby Lolita’s sucking customers all day long for years and even training up...

My Favourite 2017 Reads

by Victoria Smith @ Girl Tries Life

2017. The year that I read more books than I’ve ever read before. Also the year that I’ve been the busiest in terms of work, having a toddler, podcasting, training to be a health/life coach, attempting to keep this blog going (sorry about that!), writing my book, etc. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it […]

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Autumn spirit served up in the form of rice flakes by Hanoi village

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

Like pumpkins and candy at Halloween, rice flakes are a must during the fall in the capital. It is an unwritten rule that when you talk about autumn in Hanoi, you have to mention rice flakes. No one knows when the flat sticky rice first became an autumn delicacy in the capital, but the art of making the tasty snack has been well-preserved for more than a century in Me Tri Village. More than 50 households in this village have their fires burning for rice flakes twice a year, depending on the harvest season. Experience shows that rice picked during fall makes the best rice flakes because it is sweeter and more aromatic. The sticky rice used for rice flakes should come from young plants. Me Tri Village in Nam Tu Liem District and Vong Village in Cau Giay District are the most famous places in the north for this treat. These women are removing the grains from paddy flowers. The grains are soaked in water. The tailings, which float to the surface, are removed. The grains are roasted for two hours.  Then they are ground under a wooden pestle, and the ground grains are screened again to remove all the husks. The final product is wrapped in lotus leaves, and these green-yellow...

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Radical Change

by Prime @ The Gypsy Gals

Text and photos by Prime Sarmiento   I celebrated my first Chinese New Year in a country which, despite its sizable ethnic Chinese population, has no Chinatown to speak of.  Nevertheless, the first day of the CNY was declared a public holiday (not that I benefitted from it as I was on holiday duty). Most … Continue reading »

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

Private Cu Chi Tunnels Tour Half day by Car

by admin @ Athena Travel Vietnam

Location: Cu Chi Tunnels Departure: flexible for your choice because this is private tour. Duration: 6 hours Tour price: from

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Top 10 Things To Do in Prague

Top 10 Things To Do in Prague

by Jess Carey @ Eat. Travel. Blog: Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

I thought I’d kick off the new year with one of my favourite new cities – Prague was incredible! It was one of the cities I picked out for this trip because it looked beautiful in photos I’d seen, and sounded fascinating from the books and blog posts I’d read. Expect to see a lot … Continue reading Top 10 Things To Do in Prague

Ho Chi Minh City

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

Men, Windmills, and Impossible Dreams: Call for Submissions

by Carol Bluestein @ The Good Men Project

How have your ideas reshaped you and your community?

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Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We always recommend travelers in Vietnam to definitely try what the locals call “ốc”, which literally means “snails”, though its meaning is actually going out and enjoying seafood, including crabs, shrimps, oyster and yes, snails. However these ốc restaurants usually have only a 5 to 10...

Top 10 recommended things to do in Saigon

by Binh Bui @ Scooter Tour Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is one of South East Asia’s Mecca cities. While it might seem hectic and a bit overwhelming at first impression, you’ll quickly realize that the lifestyle in Saigon harmless, diverse and exciting. The cost of living is extremely affordable, local people are fr...

Experiencing Saigon by Motorbike with XO Tours - The Atlas Heart

Experiencing Saigon by Motorbike with XO Tours - The Atlas Heart


The Atlas Heart

XO Tours only made me appreciate the foodie scene and nightlife in Saigon even more, it was one of the best tour experiences in Vietnam! Read about it here.

Ho Chi Minh Museum

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Reactie op The Hidden Gem of the Pacific – New Caledonia Travel Guide door Jen Hajime

by Jen Hajime @ Reacties voor The Tourist Of Life

I didn't even know where Caledonia was until I saw your post. Opening doors to new worlds for us readers! www.nynomads.com Rentfree, living on $100/week in NYC

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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Door: Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life

by Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life @ Reacties op: The Solo Female Travelers Guide To Vietnam

Fun! I hope you'll have a great time in Vietnam!

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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Door: Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life

by Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life @ Reacties op: The Solo Female Travelers Guide To Vietnam

Haha dad logic is the best logic there is. But yeah its' relatively safe! I mean, there are creeps everywhere but once I read that only 3% of the Vietnamese ever dealt with harassment while in The Netherlands that is about 60% or something. And I think The Netherlands is pretty safe too ;-)

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Capital connection: The 7 bridges of Hanoi

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

Nhat Tan Bridge Nhat Tan Bridge, also known as the Vietnam – Japan Friendship Bridge, was inaugurated in January 2015. It is the first cable-stayed bridge in Hanoi with a total length of 8.9km (5.5 miles) with five spans, representing the capital city’s five ancient gates, crossing the Red River. The project had total investment of VND13,600 billion ($598 million), split between the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Vietnamese government. The bridge was opened for public together with Nhat Tan – Noi Bai Highway which helps shorten travel time between Noi Bai International Airport and Hanoi’s center. Dong Tru Bridge Dong Tru Bridge opened to traffic in October 2014. The 1.1km bridge crossing the Duong River in Long Bien District cost VND882 billion and has eight lanes. It is 55m wide and has two 80m side-spans and a 120m central span. The bridge was built using concrete-filled steel arches, the first time this technology had been used in Southeast Asia. It is also the widest bridge in Vietnam. Thang Long Bridge Thang Long Bridge was built from 1974 to 1985. The 3,250-meter long bridge connects the city with Noi Bai Airport and was considered a symbol of Vietnam-Soviet relations....

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