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Jade Emperor Pagoda 73 Mai Thi Luu, district 01, HCM city

Jade Emperor Pagoda 73 Mai Thi Luu, district 01, HCM city

by Insiderjourneyguidehelpdesk @ Group Knowledge Sharing

Jade Emperor Pagoda, also known as “Chua Ngoc Hoang or Phuoc Hai Tu”, the pagoda is covering an area of 2.300m2. It was named by a man called Luu Ming because where people worships God of Heaven. The temple was … Continue reading

How to deal with travel stress

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Travelling can be stressful. But don't let travel stress ruin your journey -- use our seven tips for de-stressing on the road!

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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Smashing Day

Smashing Day

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

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

Travel diary: A year of housesits and family time

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

It's been a year of slow travel for us -- lots of time housesitting and spending time with family. Check out our late-2017 travel diary.

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

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

When eating at Houston's restaurant in Kanab, Utah, tip the servers well; they pack pistols, although it's just for show -- allegedly.

An updated map of the future Saigon Metro

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[HCMC Metro Map (download full resolution image here.] Out of all the megacities of Southeast Asia, Saigon is the only city without any form of metro transport. Even the traffic-dystopias of Jakarta and Manila have a few rail lines between them. This will change when the first metro line in Saigon opens sometime after 2020 […]

10 Best Road Trip Apps

by Julie @ PureTravel

Road trips are lots of fun. Your bags are packed, and you’re ready to go. Whether you’re on your way to visit friends and family, or vacationing at a hotel or spa resort, don’t forget your Android smartphone or tablet. There’s lots of fun to be had on road trips and technology can certainly assist [...]

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Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

Medieval frescoes in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Bohinj, Slovenia often show figures with large swellings of the neck (goiters), caused by lack of iodine in the local diet.

Complements of company, means, tools, topics, and directions

by Armando Turturici @ Sapore di Cina

The complement of company The complement of company indicates the person or inanimate being with which one finds in a specific circumstance or with whom one does or undergoes an action. The complement of company is introduced by the prepositions 跟 (gēn) “with”, 和 (hé) “and/ together with”. Here are a few examples: 我不跟他说了。 Wǒ […]

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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Best Look outs in Budapest with Stunning city views!

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

One of the things I love about Budapest is that there are so many lookouts and viewpoints that meets the eye. I have compiled the best spots to take photos in Budapest and all of these places are so captivating and offers stunning panoramic views of the city! BUDA CASTLE This Grandeur palace is mind-blowing with its great architecture and it showcases the best panoramic view over pest city. The castle has a breathtaking view of the bridge, parliament and the Danube River. The castle is old but its charm remains lovely and it is indeed a gateway to a fantastic view. Getting here is easy. You can either take the Funicular railway or walk your way up to the hill. Either way, it caters an amazing view. Daytime is stunning and night view is just magical!   FISHERMAN’S BASTION Fisherman’s Bastion is one of my favorite spots to take tons of photos. The view from this angle is just wonderful with a new feel of the old city on top of the hill. No wonder why so many people are so captivated by its grand alluring architecture and lovely arches. What’s great about it is that it is right […]

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Southeast Asia current and proposed railways [2017]

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

Current and proposed railways of Southeast Asia – every line mapped In 2016 I compiled every current and proposed railway in Southeast Asia and created the Future Southeast Asia Railway Map, which depicted all current and proposed railways as a subway map. [Future Southeast Asia Railway Map – 2016 version (Click for larger image).] I’ve […]

Visit Spiral Foundation in Hue – NEW for VR, VIN, VHO in 2012

Visit Spiral Foundation in Hue – NEW for VR, VIN, VHO in 2012

by Insiderjourneyguidehelpdesk @ Group Knowledge Sharing

Next year, on VR, VIN, VHO will visit new place called Spiral Foundation. Please find useful information before your trip! Spiral Foundation stands for Spinning Potential Into Resource And Love What is Spiral foundation? The SPIRAL Foundation, a non-profit humanitarian … Continue reading

Traveling to Dali: The complete guide

by Rita Andreetti @ Sapore di Cina

One of the entrance gates of the Dali city wall – Photo by Matteo Bosi Located in the heart of Yunnan, Dali (大理) is a picturesque town mainly inhabited by the ethnic Bai, who settled here millenniums ago. Or better, this is the Dali Old Town, the original heart, surrounded by a city wall and […]

The Best Day Trips from Hanoi

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Beware! XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi. If you book with a tour operator in Hanoi that claims to be XO Tours, you have been defrauded! Hanoi sits on a bend in the Red River. To the south and east lies the watery world of the Red River Delta, where farms and villages continue as…

How to celebrate Easter in Coleraine, Northern Ireland

by Leanne Dunlop @ Indie Travel Podcast

The Christian festival of Easter is celebrated widely across the North Coast of Northern Ireland. Find out how you too can celebrate Easter in Coleraine.

DIY Itinerary and Travel Guide: 4D3N Bangkok for First Timers

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

Bangkok is a backpacker haven and it’s commonly the initiation for aspiring backpacker travelers. You might wave your white flag when the city’s culture bit you but I’m sure you’ll enjoy its crazy vibe and offerings. I know a friend who immediately got out of Bangkok after his first night on his first-time visit to […]

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The Rex Hotel

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Ho Chi Minh Essentials: Transportation, Accommodations, Data Info and More!

Ho Chi Minh Essentials: Transportation, Accommodations, Data Info and More!

by elletravelles @ Travels by Elle

My first-hand tips on getting data, transportation and booking tours and accommodation.

7 First Impressions of Medellin, Colombia (From a Street Photography Perspective)

by f.d. walker @ Shooter Files by f.d. walker

After photographing Bogota, next up in Colombia for the 100 City Project was Medellin (City #48). Medellin is the second largest city in Colombia, but with a vibrant life that feels even bigger. Still, at around 3 million people, it’s no small city to begin with. Nicknamed the City of Eternal Spring, it sits in the central region […]

Luxury Ho Chi Minh Tours, Private & Tailor-made | Jacada Travel

Luxury Ho Chi Minh Tours, Private & Tailor-made | Jacada Travel


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Private, bespoke trips to Ho Chi Minh with Jacada Travel. Contact one of our experts today to start planning your luxury getaway.

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

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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Top 5 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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A Guide to the Best Authentic Asian Cuisine

by Stray Intern @ Stray Asia – Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

There are plenty of reasons to get excited about travelling to Asia – the scenery, the people, the beaches, the culture. While Southeast Asia is a feast for the senses, it’s the prospect of an actual culinary feast that’s at the forefront of our minds. Southeast Asia is a food lover’s dream with countless options […]

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SINGAPORE | Singapore Hostels for Budget Travelers

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

Singapore is a prime destination in Southeast Asia and sometimes scares every traveler because of its cost of living.  But Singapore is not purely about luxurious hotel accommodations and fancy dining on Michelin-starred restaurants. Surprisingly, food is cheap with hawker centers scattered around the city-state. In addition, Singapore hostels make the backpacker scene less intimidated. With […]

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Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

Good things come in threes — and in Japan, the list includes views, castles, gardens, mountains, hot springs and giant Buddha statues.

Bui Vien Walking Street Hotels

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

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

PSK Christmas Promo

PSK Christmas Promo

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

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

Na Hang Tuyen Quang

by indochina @ Indochina Explore Tours, Vietnam Adventure Travel, Holiday Tour, Trekking Hiking, Biking, Kayaking Trip, Vacation Resort Hotel, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar

Na Hang Tuyen Quang Na Hang Tuyen Quang, a mountainous district of Tuyen Quang Province is located the northwest Vietnam, about 3 hour drive from Hanoi. Na Hang district covers an area of 781 square kilometres, offering off the beaten path hiking tours, trekking, homestay, road cycling, mountain biking, motorbike, and motorcycle tours from Hanoi. […]

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Li'l C - Big Shoe Lady

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Best Road Trip Ideas Through The Southern U.S.

by Julie @ PureTravel

Good food, massive portions, big smiles, and historical landmarks are just a glimpse of the culture of the Deep South.  Quaint little towns, breathtaking wilderness areas, and sumptuous plantation homes will keep you busy for weeks trying to grab a small experience of each facet of the South. From San Antonio to South Carolina, America’s [...]

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

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


Stray Asia - Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

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

5 Great Places for Backpacking in Colorado

by Julie @ PureTravel

Nothing feels quite as good as backpacking or hiking through new territory. Colorado is the perfect place to experience some new places with all its beauty. Feeling the breeze of wind in your hair at the top of a mountain can be very satisfying. This is why you should aim for a hiking adventure in [...]

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NAMASTE! Heaven Isn’t Too Far Away

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

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

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Our visit to Kampong Ayer in Brunei

by Kirsty @ Kathmandu & Beyond

A little bit about the floating villages of Bandar Seri Begawan Looking back at the photos we posted during our recent visit to one of Asia’s tiniest nations*, you might be forgiven for thinking that Brunei’s only attraction is its imposing mosques. Fact geeks: The Maldives is the smallest country in Asia and Singapore is […]

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Where I’m At: November, 2017 – Chiang Mai edition

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Chiang Mai! I’ve been here for nearly two weeks on a visa run from Vietnam. In that time I’ve completed a new map of current and proposed railways of Southeast Asia. [Click here for […]

“Expat Living Singapore” talks about us!

by Ngoc-Phung Tran @ Urban Tales

“Expat Living Singapore magazine” tried our daily Urban Tales adventure at the beginning of the summer. They did enjoyed the experience and featured us in one article about Saigon’s fun and quirky activities. You can read the whole article right here. Thanks for your support, Leanda!

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How to walk the Milford Track podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

The Milford Track is the most famous of New Zealand’s Great Walks — and for good reason. An easy track, wonderful scenery and birdsong, and good infrastructure make the Milford one awesome track. Learn how to prepare for the walk in our Milford Track podcast.

Request Hotel contract

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

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

How to Experience Indonesia on a Budget

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

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

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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Map - Vietnam Maps

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Map - Vietnam Maps


vietnam-guide.com

Ho Chi Minh is Vietnam's largest and most populated city. It is the heart of the country's commerce and the centre of culture. As the home of about 10 million people, one can expect this city to be bustling with energy. It is also the nation's entertainment hub

Flat whites and short blacks — a Melbourne coffee tour

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Melbourne is a city of coffee and cafes. We joined a Melbourne coffee tour with Context Travel for a morning of coffee and history.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Guide, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Guide, Vietnam


MapTrotting

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is an fascinating place to visit. Our handy guide will tell you where to visit, eat, drink and sleep in Vietnam's busiest city.

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

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

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

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The topic-comment structure and the direct and indirect objects in Chinese

by Armando Turturici @ Sapore di Cina

The topic-comment structure The topic-comment structure is perhaps one of the most difficult peculiarities of the Chinese language to master for those who aren’t Chinese. In short, the Chinese phrase can also be structured according to a sequence that is conventionally called “topic-comment”. The topic, located at the initial position of the phrase, is a […]

Top 5 Cities of 2017 for Street Photography (Year #3 during the 100 City Project)

by f.d. walker @ Shooter Files by f.d. walker

2017 was year #3 of my 100 city project, and my busiest year yet with 26 new major cities. It was the first time I was constantly on the road year round without any break. So, with all those new cities explored and captured, which ones stood out more than others? To give you a […]

Travel Guide – Saigon City or Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnamese | Indie Travel Podcast

Travel Guide – Saigon City or Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnamese | Indie Travel Podcast


Indie Travel Podcast

Free online travel guide for Saigon City / Ho Chi Minh City. Travel amongst the Vietnamese and see the sites of Saigon.

Rice production in Vietnam

Rice production in Vietnam

by Insiderjourneyguidehelpdesk @ Group Knowledge Sharing

Rice production in Vietnam  is important to the food supply in the country and national economy. Vietnam is one of world’s richest agricultural regions and is the second-largest (after Thailand) rice exporter worldwide and the world’s seventh-largest consumer of rice. … Continue reading

Vo Nhai Thai Nguyen

by indochina @ Indochina Explore Tours, Vietnam Adventure Travel, Holiday Tour, Trekking Hiking, Biking, Kayaking Trip, Vacation Resort Hotel, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar

Vo Nhai Thai Nguyen Vo Nhai Thai Nguyen, one of the 8 rural districts of Thai Nguyen Province is located in the north-east region of Vietnam, about 2 hour drive from Hanoi. Vo Nhai district covers an area of 845 km². It might not be an ideal place for trekking, hiking. But the area offers […]

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Street Art in Hua Hin, Thailand

by Kirsty @ Kathmandu & Beyond

Finding street art and graffiti at an abandoned building in southern Thailand We could have been relaxing on the beach with a book or paddling in the waves, but instead we went looking for abandoned buildings and street art. Known as Thailand’s royal resort, Hua Hin lies about three hours south of Bangkok and is […]

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Visiting Aomori Prefecture in Japan

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

Aomori Prefecture is at the northern tip of Honshu (the largest island of Japan). Like many casual visitors to Japan with no ties to the country, I had never heard of Aomori. There are 47 prefectures (like a province or state) in Japan, and Aomori is one of the lesser visited of Japan. [Map of […]

Silverland Sakyo Hotel and Spa

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Saigon Craft Beer Walk & Talk

Saigon Craft Beer Walk & Talk


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Attention craft beer lovers in Ho Chi Minh City! This new and original walking tour of District 1 (the downtown core of Saigon) is an insider's look at the new beer scene in Vietnam that's taking the world by storm. Nowhere else in South East Asia can you taste craft beer like this and learn how it is changing the drinking culture in Vietnam. Join a beer expert on a walk between several of the newest and best places to hoist a beer. Part beer history tour, part pub crawl, this experience will expand your beer knowledge and quench your thirst at the same time.  Topics we will cover include the history of beer (it's discovery and development thorugh the ages), the birth of the craft beer movement, an introduction to different styles, background on the beer scene in Vietnam and plenty of suggestions for taking tour enjoyment of Saigon to the next level! The tour will include 4 stops at any of the 5 following partner breweries and craft beer bars: Pasteur Street Winking Seal East West Malt Heart of Darkness Inclusions: 10+ beer samples and a light snack Exclusions: Additional beer and food Cost: $55 USD, or (doing the currency conversion) a cool 1,250,000 VND if you choose to pay cash! Please note, this is a walking tour, so dress for the weather. The pace is easy, and maximum time we will spend outside is 15 minutes between any of the stops. It's a short walk between stops and the best way to get a feel for the city is on foot!

Southeast Asia Budget Guide (8 Months) How Much Will it Cost?

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you looking for a Southeast Asia budget guide? Great! We can help! Before our travels we surfed the net restlessly for a travel budget guide that will give us some sort of indication of how much money we need to save. By time we left London, we had around $11,000 (£9,000) between us in […]

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Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

UPC Arena in Graz, Austria was renamed in 1997 to honor native son Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the old name was restored in 2005 over the governor's support of the death penalty.

Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi has complex layers of culture to distinguish itself from others big cities in Vietnam. The border between the ancient Hanoi and the Hanoi of modernity and luxury one is not chaotic but unusually remarkable: With a walk down the same street, one can admire an antique Buddhist temple and soon after, the French architecture […]

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How to get an International Drivers License

by Julie @ PureTravel

If you are a person that travels a lot and hates to take public transport or taxis, perhaps because it is too much of a bother then you probably drive a lot. However one of the most common issues you will face traveling around the world and wanting to drive your own car or maybe [...]

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Saigon Central Post Office

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

by guestwriter @ Stray Asia – Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

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

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Sai Gon City Walking Tour

by editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Date: 9 am – 11/01/2018 Guides: Truc Quynh and Dong Minh Guests: Sarah and Henry Address: 138 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1 – Avanti Hotel. Picking up It is the second city tour we’ve got. We arrived at the hotel at 9 am then asked the receptionist to call the guests. Unfortunately, Sarah got […]

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The Lakehouse: Fairytale Tudor Style Hotel In Cameron Highlands

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

Magical! That’s what I described our Christmas stay in The LakeHouse, a Fairy tale Tudor style hotel in Ringlet Cameron Highlands. I’ve been to Cameron Highlands a few times and I have never been to The Lake House. I thought it would be a good idea to book one of their elegant rooms with my family and friends. Christmas is the busiest day of the year and we were lucky to book the last room! We stayed in a beautiful Family Suite with clean bathroom and luxurious amenities. The bed with its white curtain drapes is not only elegant but is also comfortable. I have a thing for colonial style hotel and it did not disappoint me. The Family Suite is huge which consists of two separate rooms and is decorated in an old classic furniture’s. The only drawback is that the bathroom is attached to the masters room and it’s a bit of a hassle to go through which is quite disturbing to the person sleeping in the masters. There is TV for entertainment and although the WIFI  is strong, it gets intermittent sometimes. The room is blessed with a great garden view, moreover, I am so charmed with […]

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Bonsai Saigon River Cruise – Resurrection!

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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33 Street Photography Photos from One Week in Bogota, Colombia

by f.d. walker @ Shooter Files by f.d. walker

After Quito, Ecuador came city #42 Bogota, Colombia on the 100 City project. Bogota is the capital and largest city in Colombia, but not the sunny destination most visitors come to Colombia for. Up in the Andes Mountains you get a cooler climate and an urban metropolis with lots of edge. While not the safest city to […]

How to celebrate Surva in Pernik, Bulgaria

by Dianne Thomas @ Indie Travel Podcast

Every year, the town of Pernik in Bulgaria hosts Surva, the International Festival of the Masquerade Games. Get the most out of your Surva experience with this guide!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! (Red & Green Theme)

by f.d. walker @ Shooter Files by f.d. walker

It’s that time of year again so I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! In honor of the season, here’s a few of my photos all fitting a Red and Green Theme. And for fun, if you missed this past Christmas themed post, check out 7 Famous Street Photography Photos To Wish […]

How to Survive Bhutan’s Famous Naked Monk Dance

by Evan Purcell @ Indie Travel Podcast

Heading to Bhutan in late October? Don't miss the Naked Monk Dance in Bumthang, central Bhutan. Check out our Naked Monk Dance festival article for tips!

How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

City Street Guides by f.d. walker: A Street Photography Guide to Brussels, Belgium

by f.d. walker @ Shooter Files by f.d. walker

*A series of guides on shooting Street Photography in cities around the world. Find the best spots to shoot, things to capture, street walks, street tips, safety concerns, and more for cities around the world. I have personally researched, explored and shot Street Photography in every city that I create a guide for. So you can be […]

How to get around New Zealand podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Want to know how to get around New Zealand? Check out our New Zealand transport tips in this NZ travel podcast.

Ho Chi Minh Museum

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Walking Tour in Saigon

Walking Tour in Saigon


Group Knowledge Sharing

Starting from your hotel, Saigon walking tour gives you mixture of old and new memories. 45 minutes on foot, we will make the past alive and enjoy the present with early day activities of locals. D…

The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Ho Chi Minh – Half Day DIY Walking City Tour

Ho Chi Minh – Half Day DIY Walking City Tour

by elletravelles @ Travels by Elle

Wanna explore downtown Ho Chi Minh but you've got no time? Try this half-day itinerary! This is the first post of my Ho Chi Minh Series.

Discover: Clipperton Island

by @ Wikitravel

If you somehow find yourself visiting Clipperton Island and lack things to do (understandably), try running around the island and timing yourself; the record circumnavigation time is one hour and 17 minutes.

How To Explore Singapore On A Budget

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

Singapore is a fantastic destination to explore in Southeast Asia. It attracts people all over the world, and the mix of traditional and urban culture offers plenty of places to see and things to do that make this unique country a traveller’s dream. Image: Pexels   Any traveller knows that it’s a good idea to do your research before you go anywhere. Your initial research may tell you that Singapore is a bit on the pricey side, but that doesn’t have to be true. You can easily explore Singapore on a budget and still get to soak up the best that the country has to offer. Intrigued? Of course you are! Get some great travel tips to make your visit to Singapore and affordable one. Live like one of the locals While you are spoilt for choice with hotels in Singapore, it can be your biggest travel expense. If you’re planning on spending a long time in Singapore, then you should consider an HDB rental which will be much more affordable on a long-term basis than staying in hotels. You can get some centrally-located properties with all the amenities you could need to enjoy your stay in style. Take a […]

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Liberty Central Hotel, Nha Trang

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

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

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


Road Scholar

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

SAIGON FREE WALING TOURS

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

Chiem Hoa Tuyen Quang

by indochina @ Indochina Explore Tours, Vietnam Adventure Travel, Holiday Tour, Trekking Hiking, Biking, Kayaking Trip, Vacation Resort Hotel, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar

Chiem Hoa Tuyen Quang Chiem Hoa Tuyen Quang, a mountainous district of Tuyen Quang Province is located the northwest Vietnam, about 3 hour drive from Hanoi. Chiem Hoa district covers an area of 1280 square kilometres, offering off the beaten path hiking tours, trekking, homestay, road cycling, mountain biking, motorbike, and motorcycle tours from Hanoi. […]

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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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What to eat in Buenos Aires

by Craig Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

There's plenty of deliciousness to be found in Buenos Aires, and the city is finally shaking off its vege-unfriendly status. There's little of that here though. If "when in Rome, do as the Romans do" applies, then "When in Buenos Aires, eat these tasty finds" will certainly work too.

Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

As of today, Las Vegas' Monte Carlo Casino Hotel remains closed pending the investigation of last week's fire and the impending repair work. At this time, reservations at the Monte Carlo are being moved to other MGM Mirage hotels. In addition, the Lance Burton show will be suspended for the time being and all tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded.

Lam Binh Tuyen Quang

by indochina @ Indochina Explore Tours, Vietnam Adventure Travel, Holiday Tour, Trekking Hiking, Biking, Kayaking Trip, Vacation Resort Hotel, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar

Lam Binh Tuyen Quang Lam Binh Tuyen Quang, a mountainous district of Tuyen Quang Province is located the northwest Vietnam, about 3 hour drive from Hanoi. Lam Binh district covers an area of 781 square kilometres, offering off the beaten path hiking tours, trekking, homestay, road cycling, mountain biking, motorbike, and motorcycle tours from Hanoi. […]

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Things to do in Saigon » A Guide to Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City - Love & Road

Things to do in Saigon » A Guide to Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City - Love & Road


Love & Road

An ultimate guide to all the top things to do in Saigon. Where to stay, transportation, attractions in Ho Chi Minh City and safe issues.

Ho Chi Minh - ONE DAY TOUR + BUDGET 2018 - Travel Guide Blog

Ho Chi Minh - ONE DAY TOUR + BUDGET 2018 - Travel Guide Blog


Detourista

How to go on a 1 Day Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam tour. This 2018 travel guide blog includes a sample Saigon itinerary, trip budget, DIY tips, places to visit & more.

Spinal Taps, a Burglary, and a Legal Nomads Hiatus

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

Legal Nomads is on hold for the time being.

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Kawiti Glowworm Caves, Northland New Zealand

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

However long you have to spend in Northland, New Zealand, a stop at the Kawiti Glowworm Caves is highly recommended.

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

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


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

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

Pho Binh Noodle Shop

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Ho Chi Minh City: The Walking Tour - Lamyerda

Ho Chi Minh City: The Walking Tour - Lamyerda


Lamyerda

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

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 […]

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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Recipe of the Month: Gluten Free Banana Bread with Chocolate from Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A simple, easy recipe for gluten-free banana bread that is both moist and healthy! No butter -- just coconut oil and yoghurt, along with Oaxacan chocolate.

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Christmas & New Year’s English Mass Schedule

Christmas & New Year’s English Mass Schedule

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

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

Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It

The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It


Legal Nomads

Eat your way through Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon's streets with this guide to the best dishes and where to find them. Bonus section on visas, taxis, and more!

Vietnamese Wedding

Vietnamese Wedding

by Insiderjourneyguidehelpdesk @ Group Knowledge Sharing

General introduction to Vietnamese wedding. Traditional Vietnamese wedding is one of the most important ceremonies in Vietnamese Culture which are wedding, funeral, birth anniversary and lunar New year called “Tet” which influences from Confucianism and Buddhism. Today topic will present … Continue reading

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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How to be a tourist in your own backyard podcast

by Craig and Linda @ Indie Travel Podcast

It's always possible to keep the travel mentality alive, by being a tourist in your own backyard! Listen to our local travel podcast for advice.

Food Trip: Kingscross

Food Trip: Kingscross

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

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

Saigon Night Life Dinner Cruise and AO Show

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

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

Essential Packing List for Travelling Southeast Asia

by guestwriter @ Stray Asia – Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

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

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

Hoa Vien Brauhaus

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Longquan Peach Blossom Festival // This is Chengdu, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

SAIGON UNSEEN SCOOTER TOUR

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

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

15 Unique Travel Gifts for World Explorers

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for a friend, partner or relative who loves to travel? Fear not! We’ve compiled this unique travel gifts guide just for you, packed full of the best gifts to buy for travellers in 2017. Anywhere we go we’ll always seek out the more unusual and hidden places […]

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

by Graham Stein @ XO Tours Blog

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

Cu Chi Tunnel Waterway Trip

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

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

Money for travel podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Listen to our money for travel podcast for tips on saving for travel, making money while travelling, and how to spend less while travelling.

Discover Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh city

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown or Cholon Saigon is Vietnam’s largest Chinatown with roots dating back to 1778; it’s also a place of great historical and cultural importance. The area today is a popular site for those on the tourist trail and also attracts many Taiwanese and Chinese visitors. Cholon is an interesting place to […]

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Unusual Christmas Destinations: 17 Festive(ish) Travel Stories

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Christmas away from your home country can bring out all sorts of emotions. You either love it or hate it. But more often than not, unusual Christmas destinations become the funny tales that you remember over the turkey and a pint each Christmas. While we had a couple of extreme Christmas experiences in the past, […]

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Traveling to Wutaishan (or Mount Wutai)

by Giorgia Borza @ Sapore di Cina

If you find yourself in Shanxi province, you can’t miss visiting Mount Wutai, located near the city of Xinzhou. Xinzhou (忻州, Xīnzhōu) is a medium-sized city located to the north of Shanxi Province, about 90 km from Taiyuan. Mount Wutai (literally “five plains” where 五 means “five” and 台 “flat”) is located to the east […]

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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Exploring Off The Beaten Path Hong Kong: Pai Tau Village

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Po Fook Hill, the 10,000 Buddha Monastery, and the hills around Pai Tau Village Sha Tin is not only great for immature puns (I Sha Tin your shoe), it also has some worthwhile attractions. You can check out the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, or the the oldest walled village Tai Wai, there’s also the [...]

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

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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A Complete Guide to Saigon's Districts

A Complete Guide to Saigon's Districts


Sapore di Cina

Traveling or moving to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)? Read our guide to discover the pros and cons of all the district of the capital of South Vietnam

Top amazing tourist destinations on Ho Chi Minh city map - Saigon Free Day Tours

Top amazing tourist destinations on Ho Chi Minh city map - Saigon Free Day Tours


Saigon Free Day Tours

If Hanoi is known as the capital of thousand years of culture with the peaceful and quiet beauty as well as a slow speed of life, Saigon is the city of the

Hong Kong on the Cheap

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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Hành trình khám phá Tây Nguyên 2013.

Hành trình khám phá Tây Nguyên 2013.

by Insiderjourneyguidehelpdesk @ Group Knowledge Sharing

TỪ 30/5/2013 ĐẾN NGÀY 04/6/2013 Hình ảnh:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/97412148@N02/sets/   Ngày thứ 1: (30/5/2013) TP.Hồ Chí Minh – Vườn Quốc Gia Bù Gia Mập (Bình Phước) – 180KM Lúc 6 giờ sang, tất cả thành viên tham gia tập trung đầy … Continue reading

Vietnam War Sites of Interest

Vietnam War Sites of Interest


TripSavvy

A south-to-north tour of Vietnam War sites, like Hue and Hoi An. Learn more about historic Vietnam War sites of interest to visit on your trip to Vietnam.

Kung Fu Tour: Visit the Shaolin Temple

by Sborto Zhou @ Sapore di Cina

For anyone interested in Chinese martial arts, I’m sure that one of your dreams is to be able to visit a place as emblematic as the Shaolin Temple, and that it would be even better if you could interact with some of its masters. However, organizing a trip to the Shaolin Temple is not an […]

How to get around Australia podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Australia is a land of huge distances, so choosing the right transport is a big deal! Find out how to get around Australia in our Australia transport podcast.

Thrillable Hours: Karen Walrond, Speaker, Photographer & Bestselling Author

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

New Thrillable Hours Q&A about life after law with Karen Walrond, a former lawyer. Now, Karen is a public speaker, photographer, and bestselling author.

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Stray invests into Australia

by admin @ Stray Asia – Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

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

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Thrillable Hours: Lebawit Lily Girma, Author and Photographer

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

The next in my alternative careers for lawyers series: interview with guidebook author and photographer Lebawit Lily Girma.

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How to spend half a day in Graz, Austria

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

From the Schlossberg to the Murinsel to the Hauptplaz -- and everything in between -- there's heaps to do in vibrant Graz. Check out our half-day itinerary for Graz, Austria.

SINGAPORE | Singapore Tourist Pass and Why You Need One

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

Developed countries in Asia have an efficient mass transportation systems and EZ-link cards are convenient ways of navigating these networks. Japan has its famous Japan Rail Pass while other countries promote their train passes. Since Singapore is a major tourism destination in Southeast Asia, they also created their own, the Singapore Tourist Pass. The card […]

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Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada and crave a dinner of alligator meat, you can get it at K's Amazon Eatery -- even though the Amazon and its gators are thousands of miles away.

XO Tours in Hanoi

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

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

50 Street Photography Photos From 2017

by f.d. walker @ Shooter Files by f.d. walker

Time for the New Year’s tradition here and share some photos from the old year to bring in the new. While 2016 had been my busiest year yet on the road working on my 100 cities project, 2017 was even busier. I was on the road non-stop, clocking in at over 5,000 miles walked while […]

SINGAPORE | Must-Rides in Universal Studios Singapore

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

I have a confession to make, Universal Studios Singapore was my first legit theme park experience. Yes, I haven’t been to Enchanted Kingdom or Star City but I visited Carron Dream Park in Nueva Ecija during a familiarization tour. Considering the facilities, having your first theme park experience outside the Philippines is indeed more exciting. […]

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City Street Guides by f.d. walker: </br>A Street Photography Guide to </br><b>Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam</b>

City Street Guides by f.d. walker: </br>A Street Photography Guide to </br><b>Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam</b>


Shooter Files by f.d. walker

*A series of guides on shooting Street Photography in cities around the world. Find the best spots to shoot, things to capture, street walks, street tips, safety concerns, and more for cities aroun…

Cruising Phewa Lake, Paragliding in the Himalayas and Chasing dramatic sunrise in Sarangkot Pokhara!

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

Two weeks preparation. Eleven Days Trip. Two Escapists, One Exotic Country. Nepal is always on top of my lists. With so many things to do in Nepal, it is so difficult to squeeze in all during my trip. I am so thankful that Riz of Lamyerda.com helped me with the itinerary! From Visa application, things to do, where to go and even introduce us to her local friends in Nepal! The Himalayas welcomed us the moment we arrived in Kathmandu. I was with my great friend Linh of BunboTravels.com Who also fell in love with Nepal and got inspired by Riz to start her own blog. Kathmandu is crowded, yet its rustic smell and chaos brings a beautiful mess. Pokhara also known as the City of Lakes is my favorite part of Nepal. We scored a whopping NPR800 / $8 bus ride to Pokhara from Thamel Chowk. The journey takes about 6-7 hours. The trip was pretty long, but totally worth it. With several power naps, you were one step away from Pokhara! Fourteen degrees Celsius afternoon chills greeted us in Pokhara. True enough that October -November is the best time to visit Nepal. Nepalese are the friendliest people I […]

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Bui Vien and Nguyen Hue walking streets – one of famous tourist spots in Saigon

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Walking around Ho Chi Minh City is a fascinating activity that you should not miss when traveling to the most bustling city in Vietnam. Bui Vien and Nguyen Hue are two most popular places for walking in Ho Chi Minh City which can bring you truly experiences. >> Famous street food eateries in District 1, […]

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The 3 towers

by Ngoc-Phung Tran @ Urban Tales

During your investigation of the “Malediction of the Jiangshi” you may see in the distance 3 brick towers. We invite you to make a short detour to look at them more closely. These towers located on the banks of the river “Song Thu” are neither ancient watchtowers nor the remains of a fortress. They are […]

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Making a difference at the Laos Homestay Village

by Lisa Taylor @ Stray Asia – Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

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

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Useful guides for the-first-time travelers in Saigon

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Traveling Saigon for the first time, you will have to prepare all about moving, accommodation, dining and attractions, in return you will be active in time and free to explore. If you are planning for a trip to this city, this is a guide to Saigon that helps you have the best moments and experiences. […]

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Why Couchsurfing is perfect for couples

by Craig and Linda @ Indie Travel Podcast

Couples looking for accommodation will have slightly different priorities to other travellers. However, Couchsurfing is one of the best options, for everyone really, but especially for couples.

The book market near the Temple of Confucius in Shanghai

by Gianluca Falso @ Sapore di Cina

Xuegong Jie (学宫街) and Laodaoqian Jie (老道前街) are two small streets in the Huangpu District of Shanghai. The streets are packed, full of life. There are low houses, street food, and there’s no lack of bicycles and electric bikes that weave through passersby and merchants. But what makes it special is that the two roads […]

Experience a river tour in Saigon: All things you should know

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Ho Chi Minh City is an attractive destination not only for domestic tourists but also international ones. Coming here, visitors will be impressed by French architecture remained at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office or historical landmarks at the Palace of Independence and the Ho Chi Minh Museum. In addition, exploring the amazing […]

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Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

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

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


iWander. iExperience. iKwento

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

Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville by train

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

The railway line from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville was reopened for passenger services in 2016 after 14 years of being out of action. I’ve been to Phnom Penh numerous times and I have always admired the old train station, hoping that one day that train services would resume. If you want to ride the only […]

Top 5 things to do in London

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Delve into history, see a show, enjoy the parks -- if you find yourself wondering what to do in London, England, these five things to do are a great place to start.

Mu Cang Chai Yen Bai

by indochina @ Indochina Explore Tours, Vietnam Adventure Travel, Holiday Tour, Trekking Hiking, Biking, Kayaking Trip, Vacation Resort Hotel, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar

Mu Cang Chai Yen Bai is a mountainous district of Yen Bai province in the north west Vietnam. Mu Cang Chai district is another Vietnam non-touristy travel destination offering some of best Vietnam off the beaten track holidays, adventure travel tours, and outdoor activities. Mu Cang Chai Yen Bai is a mountainous district of Yen […]

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Homestay at Dalat

Homestay at Dalat

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

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

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.

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

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

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

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Should I do a tour?

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Although we love to travel independently, sometimes a tour is the best way to see your destination. Check out our favourite tours for indie travellers.

How to get around Ho Chi Minh City on the cheap! | XO Tours Blog

How to get around Ho Chi Minh City on the cheap! | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

A complete guide to all the public transportation choices in Ho Chi Minh City, including maps, prices, and helpful applications.

The Cow Head Taco Philosopher King of Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

Oaxaca is full of great street eats, including this delightful philosophizing taco vendor who makes tacos de cabeza (cow head tacos).

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Ham Yen Tuyen Quang

by indochina @ Indochina Explore Tours, Vietnam Adventure Travel, Holiday Tour, Trekking Hiking, Biking, Kayaking Trip, Vacation Resort Hotel, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar

Ham Yen Tuyen Quang Ham Yen Tuyen Quang, a mountainous district of Tuyen Quang Province is located the northwest Vietnam, about 3 hour drive from Hanoi. Ham Yen district covers an area of 346 square kilometres, offering off the beaten path hiking tours, trekking, homestay, road cycling, mountain biking, motorbike, and motorcycle tours from Hanoi. […]

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A Walking Tour for First Timers in Ho Chi Minh City

A Walking Tour for First Timers in Ho Chi Minh City


Hello Saigon!

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

Best Photos of 2016 & Plans for the Coming Year

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

11 of my best photos this year, as decided by readers.

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Travel diary: Five months in New Zealand

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Five months in New Zealand (and about five weeks in Australia) have shown us that there's no place like home... and also, no place like the open road.

A Comprehensive Guide to Vietnam Visas

by Scott Jones @ XO Tours Blog

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

Phu Luong Thai Nguyen

by indochina @ Indochina Explore Tours, Vietnam Adventure Travel, Holiday Tour, Trekking Hiking, Biking, Kayaking Trip, Vacation Resort Hotel, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar

Phu Luong Thai Nguyen Phu Luong Thai Nguyen, one of the 8 rural districts of Thai Nguyen Province is located in the north-east region of Vietnam, about 2 hour drive from Hanoi. Phu Luong district covers an area of 369 km². It might not be an ideal place for trekking, hiking. But the area offers […]

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Attractions

by 1stopall @ Hanoi – Vietnam, Southeast Asia Travel & Tourist Guide -1Stop Vietnam

“Tet” Lunar New Year of Vietnamese

“Tet” Lunar New Year of Vietnamese

by Insiderjourneyguidehelpdesk @ Group Knowledge Sharing

Vietnamese celebrates Tet, “Tet” means transition of weather season from cold winter to warm and colorful spring time. Tet is a time of reunion, a new day and the day of thanksgiving and hope. “Tet” Reunion  is always on reunification … Continue reading

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

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

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

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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 […]

Mekong Tours

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

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

A weekend in Saigon

A weekend in Saigon


Travelfish

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

6 Reasons to Budget Travel at Least Once in a Lifetime

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Since we turned our lives upside down back in 2016, budget travel has opened our eyes to so many things and made us appreciate the world around us more. Try it and you will see. It might be hard at times, but in the long run not only will it make you a travel budgeting […]

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The Legal Nomads Guide to Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A Puerto Escondido guide, including where to eat, the best spots to swim, where to stay, and how to get there and away from Oaxaca and elsewhere.

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25 Malta Pictures to Inspire You to Book Your Next Trip

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Have you been to the home of some of the oldest monuments on earth? Have you ever heard of this tiny rock in the south of Europe boasting 3000+ sunshine hours a year? If not, we hope that these 25 Malta pictures will inspire your next trip to the Mediterranean island. Hugged by rugged coastline, […]

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

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


Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

24 Hours in Jerusalem 

by Craig and Linda @ Indie Travel Podcast

24 Hours in Jerusalem - After a brief visit, I've put together my perfect to do list for a short visit to Jerusalem.

Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

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

Buddishm in Vietnam

Buddishm in Vietnam

by Insiderjourneyguidehelpdesk @ Group Knowledge Sharing

1. History of Buddha Buddha is a spiritual name of prince – Siddhartha Gotama. He is regarded as the Supreme Buddha. “Buddha” meaning “awakened one” or “the enlightened one. Vietnamese literally pronounce “But”.”  Buddha lifetime was as c. 563 BC … Continue reading

Saigon Free Walking Tours in Ho Chi Minh - Activity in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Justgola

Saigon Free Walking Tours in Ho Chi Minh - Activity in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Justgola


Justgola

Saigon Free Walking Tours is a non-profit organization, which is managed by Hospitality & Tourism students at Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.

How to get from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura, Spain

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Sometimes it makes sense to fly to an alternative airport and make your way to your final destination by ground transport. In the Canary Islands, if you're going to Fuerteventura, you might want to fly into Lanzarote.

HCM HOP ON – HOP OFF CITY TOUR

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

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

MapTrotting Christmas Advent Calendar 2017

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Join in the fun this December with the MapTrotting 2017 Advent Calendar! There’s a different treat waiting for you behind each door. Have a jolly festive season!

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Things to Do in Bilbao. Top 5 Picks for Your Next Trip to Spain

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

The largest city in the Basque Country, Bilbao is the kind of place that pulls you in slowly with its subtle charms and welcoming people. This former industrial heavyweight of northern Spain has been reborn as a modern day destination for lovers of fantastic foods and contemporary art amongst other things. You will be surprised at […]

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How to spend one day in La Coruña podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

It's easy to spend a week or more in the Spanish seaside city of La Coruña, but one day is okay too! Check out our guide to how to spend one day in A Coruña, Spain.

Attending a Ganga Aarti: how to worship the Ganges River in Haridwar

by Sebastian Wojnar @ Indie Travel Podcast

Haridwar’s Ganga Aarti has taken place nightly - rain or shine! - at Har-Ki-Pauri Ghat since 1910. Find out how to experience the Ganga Aarti for yourself.

Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

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 list of blocked websites in China

by Furio Fu @ Sapore di Cina

¿Do you want to access any website in China without restrictions? Click here and check out the comparison of the top VPNs that really work in China Latest important information VPNs continue to provide access to websites blocked in China Despite the rumors, VPNs continue to be the best way to get around the Great […]

Saigon Free Walking Tours

Saigon Free Walking Tours


My Guide Vietnam

Memorable experiences with Saigon Free Walking Tours...

A guide to 2017 Asia-Pacific festivals

by Nicole Leigh West @ Indie Travel Podcast

From fun-filled water fights to sparkling headdresses and nature’s finest displays of beauty, the Asia-Pacific region hits the festival circuit running in 2017. Better yet, festivals give you the perfect excuse to travel and experience the wonder of cultural displays! Are you ready for the adventure? Here’s a guide to 2017’s Asia-Pacific festivals. Songkran, Thailand […]

5 Activities You Can’t Miss Out in Staniel Cay, Bahamas – Like Swimming Pigs!

by Julie @ PureTravel

The Bahamas is known for its pristine waters. But this destination is not only famous for its beautiful beaches. The island has a lot to offer to tourists in terms of amazing snorkeling sites and tourist spots that you cannot find elsewhere. Staniel Cay is one of the islands in the Exuma Cays located south [...]

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SINGAPORE | Lush Surroundings of Singapore Botanic Gardens

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

When we stayed at Hotel Jen Tanglin Road, I mentioned to a friend that a UNESCO World Heritage Site is in the neighborhood. A laugh was an instant answer I got with a sarcastic question, “Is that true?” She actually didn’t believe that Singapore has a heritage site, and it’s the only one they have. […]

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Walking – the best way to explore all the corner of Saigon

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Walking is considered one of the great ways to discover a new destination, new land and a new culture. Similar to walking tours in other countries or Vietnam’s cities such as free walking tour hong kong or hanoi free city tour, walking in saigon not only helps visitors to save money but also explore all […]

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Sihanoukville – The New Macau of Southeast Asia

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

“Guess how many casinos are in Sihanoukville”, my taxi driver asked as we drove from the train station. “20”, I said with confidence. I had read a news report about it recently and I felt certain with my answer, even though it seemed like a ridiculously high number. “55”, he said. I don’t know if […]

Celebrating New Year’s Eve 2018 in Southeast Asia

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

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

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Top Things to Do When Visiting Abu Dhabi

by Julie @ PureTravel

   If you are a car racing fan planning to travel to a destination to enjoy the Grand Prix, it is highly recommended that you consider Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi is a highly underrated destination due to its climate and geography. Moreover, people who even consider travelling to United Arab Emirates prefer making Dubai as [...]

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A life-size adventure in the heart of Saigon’s Chinatown - Urban Tales

A life-size adventure in the heart of Saigon’s Chinatown - Urban Tales


Urban Tales

Urban Tales from Ubiquest invites you to solve a mysterious case of murder that took place in the thick ambiance of Chinatown Cholon, Hochiminh City.

District 1 Map and Hotels in District 1 Area – Ho Chi Minh City

District 1 Map and Hotels in District 1 Area – Ho Chi Minh City


Agoda

District 1 Hotels and Map. All areas map in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, location of Shopping Center, Railway, Hospital and more. Low Rates Guaranteed on all District 1 hotels at Agoda

Limited Print Sale!

by f.d. walker @ Shooter Files by f.d. walker

Hey everyone, I have an exciting announcement for the new year. Starting today, I have a limited run of prints for sale for a limited time. I’m back home getting things ready for another year of travel working on my 100 major cities project so I have time to release a short run of prints. This […]

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

Don't look for nightlife in Saudi Arabia: alcohol, dancing, movies and mingling with the opposite sex are all prohibited.

The first guests from 5 stars hotel

by fix @ Saigon Free Day Tours

-Our tours : Street food tour -Date : 6:00 pm January 22nd , 2018 -Guest: Jin Sung and his brother . -Guide : MINH DAT and HONG VAN -Address: NEW WORLD HOTEL -Itinerary:2 main dishes, 2 kinds of Saigon’s fast food,2 kinds of Saigon’s drink. PICKING UP We arrived at NEW WORLD hotel at 6:00 […]

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Sinulog Festival 2018 Schedule of Activities

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

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

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Location and Map Hotel Majestic Saigon Vietnam| Luxury Boutique Hotel location in Dong Khoi Street Saigon| Attraction areas and activities Ho Chi Minh City

Location and Map Hotel Majestic Saigon Vietnam| Luxury Boutique Hotel location in Dong Khoi Street Saigon| Attraction areas and activities Ho Chi Minh City


Hotel Majestic Saigon

In the Location & Map page, guests can search all of information about location and routes of Hotel Majestic Saigon and Ho Chi Minh City through Google Earth and Google map, including tourist and shopping attraction nearby. Travellers can consult the scenes and activities which should not miss when stay in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam.

The Vietnamese calendar

by Ngoc-Phung Tran @ Urban Tales

Do you know how the Vietnamese calendar works ? In Western countries, we use the Gregorian solar calendar of Roman origin. However in Vietnam, as in China, the Gregorian calendar is only used for official dates. For everyday life, it is the luni-solar calendar that prevails. The day and the year are based on the race of the […]

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3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

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

Pinterest Guide for Travel Bloggers. Tips and Advice

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you a Pinterest beginner looking to increase your travel blog exposure? Then our Pinterest guide for travel bloggers will help you understand the potential of this photo sharing search engine. So what is Pinterest good for? Ultimately, Pinterest is great for increasing traffic to your travel blog. But, it is also good for broadening your […]

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Escape Hunt Experience Ho Chi Minh City

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

33 Street Photography Photos from One Week in Medellin, Colombia

by f.d. walker @ Shooter Files by f.d. walker

After Bogota, came city #43 Medellin, Colombia on the 100 City project. Nicknamed the City of Eternal Spring, Medellin sits in the central region of the Andes mountains, giving it a warm, yet cool climate that matches its personality. Medellin has one of the more picturesque mountain backdrops around, but the beauty doesn’t stop there. Coming from a past […]

HCM City – Cu Chi tunnel Tour

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

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

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

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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How to celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan

by Linda Smith @ Indie Travel Podcast

From early March to late May, Japan's gorgeous cherry trees are in bloom -- and the whole country celebrates! Learn how to celebrate the cherry blossom festival in Japan!

Our 2017 Travel Review in Photographs

by Kirsty @ Kathmandu & Beyond

And a preview of what’s on our travel agenda for 2018 Oops, we did it again! On not slowing down… 2017 saw us pass our 9-year travelversary but didn’t see us slow down very much! We stayed in a handful of places for a week which, to be honest, is quite an achievement for us!  […]

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Christina's Saigon

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Stoking Siargao: Fun Activities for Non-Surfers

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

No doubt, Siargao Island has a reputation when it comes to surfing. But admit it, the intimidating waves sometimes only allow professional surfers to enjoy. Cloud 9 wasn’t coined if not for the thick waves and hollow tubes that can go as high as nine-foot. However, I didn’t find myself riding a board and doing […]

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Shooter Files : What’s Coming in 2018?

by f.d. walker @ Shooter Files by f.d. walker

I started this blog in the beginning of 2015, around the same time I started my 100 major city project. I had big plans and ideas for it, but it took endless hours and countless unread posts to get anywhere. I stuck with it, though, and I’m happy to see it come a long way. […]

Swaziland: A safari setting like no other

by Michelle Lewis-Loubser @ Indie Travel Podcast

Swaziland may be the smallest country in the southern hemisphere, but it’s big on experiences. Read about how to make the most of your Swaziland trip.

The Friday 5 (December 22nd, 2017)

by f.d. walker @ Shooter Files by f.d. walker

5 Photographic Links for Your Weekend Discover Photographer of the week: Skyid Wang Watch Video of the Week: Leica & Magnum: Constantine Manos – Personal Documentary Read Article of the Week: Moments that made her pause: The streets of New York City through the lens of Carrie Boretz Travel Photography Destination of the Week: Bangkok, Thailand […]

Where to eat on the way to Dalat?

Where to eat on the way to Dalat?

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

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

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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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.     […]

Guess where I 'm going next!

Guess where I 'm going next!


ArrivalGuides

Can't figure it out? Click here and get wander-fully inspired.

Top 5 free things to do in Cadiz

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

While Cádiz isn't packed full of tourist attractions, it's easy to find plenty to do there -- and a lot of it is free!

10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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How to celebrate Oktoberfest Tulsa

by Adam Cheshier @ Indie Travel Podcast

Heading to Oktoberfest in Tulsa? Here's everything you need to know about the festival, including how to get there and what to drink.

Discover: Jakar

by @ Wikitravel

A cypress tree outside Kurje Lhakhang monastery in Jakar, Bhutan is claimed to have grown from Guru Rinpoche's walking stick.

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 […]

Top 5 Markets in Cambodia and Vietnam

by guestwriter @ Stray Asia – Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

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

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Exploring Saigon

Exploring Saigon

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

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

Catholicism in Vietnam

Catholicism in Vietnam

by Insiderjourneyguidehelpdesk @ Group Knowledge Sharing

The History of Jesus Christ Jesus (also called Christ which means king or Messiah) was born in Israel 2000 years ago. Modern civilization marks his birth by dividing time B.C. (before Christ) and A.D. (Anno Domini – or the year … Continue reading

Thai Nguyen City Vietnam

by indochina @ Indochina Explore Tours, Vietnam Adventure Travel, Holiday Tour, Trekking Hiking, Biking, Kayaking Trip, Vacation Resort Hotel, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar

Thai Nguyen City Vietnam Thai Nguyen city is the capital and largest city of Thai Nguyen Province in the northeast Vietnam. Thai Nguyen city is listed as a first class city and is the ninth largest city in Vietnam. It has long been famous throughout Vietnam for its tea. In 1959 it became the site […]

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Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

DRAGON BOY

DRAGON BOY

by Insiderjourneyguidehelpdesk @ Group Knowledge Sharing

It is illegal to use IVF (In Vitro Fertilization: thu tinh trong ong nghiem)  for gender selection in Vietnam so many couple chose a hospital in Thailand. They paid $20,000, spent the whole of  month in hospital. The year of dragon … Continue reading

5 things you cannot miss in Saigon

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

When taking part in the journey in Saigon, there are tons of things to do in this wonderful city, from free tours to affordable experiences. Below are some of the best activities that the tourists in Saigon usually do during their visit. >> 8 famous pagodas in Saigon Explore Ben Thanh Night Market When thinking […]

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Thrillable Hours: Matt Levine, Financial Journalist

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

The next in my alternative careers for lawyers series: interview with financial journalist Matt Levine, now writing for Bloomberg View.

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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, […]

Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours

Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours


Saigon Food Tours

Sample the world's best street food with a Saigon Street Eats food tour, run by an Australian-Vietnamese couple who are obsessed with Vietnamese food.

Manila Hostels for Budget Travelers

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

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

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8 famous pagodas in Saigon

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Saigon is the most populous city as well as the economic, cultural and tourist center of Vietnam. Referring to ho chi minh tourism, besides natural sightseeing spots, the famous and sacred pagodas are also highly recommended to visit.  They not only are the peaceful places where people can throw away all the worries and find […]

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Vietnam before economic reforms (Đổi Mới) 1975-1986

Vietnam before economic reforms (Đổi Mới) 1975-1986

by Insiderjourneyguidehelpdesk @ Group Knowledge Sharing

This post is desired to giving an overview of the reforms in the economic system in Vietnam since 1976, the year of reunification. Since the second half of the 1980s, the reforms have been known to achieving a transition process … Continue reading

Shangli Ancient Village // This is Sichuan, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Shangli Ancient Village in Sichuan Province Shangli has been through a lot, but you wouldn’t know it from the peaceful feeling you get while walking its lanes. It’s one of 10 Chinese ancient villages in Sichuan province, but unlike its counterparts the village has been able to keep its authentic charm. How to get [...]

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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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How-to guide to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

by Beth Leslie @ Indie Travel Podcast

Want to know how to get the most out of the weird and wonderful Edinburgh Fringe Festival? Check out this guide for tips on what to do and see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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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Mini Oily Guru Workshop

Mini Oily Guru Workshop

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

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

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City


Traveller

Ho Chi Minh City has exotic food, colonial architecture, and memories of war, writes Guy Wilkinson.

On the Trail of Vietnam War Heritage in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

On the Trail of Vietnam War Heritage in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)


Kathmandu & Beyond

Discovering Vietnam war heritage in Ho Chi Minh. A self guided walking tour of buildings and locations associated with the war in District 1 and District 3.

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food Walking Tour By Night - Indochina Explore Tours, Vietnam Adventure Travel, Holiday Tour, Trekking Hiking, Biking, Kayaking Trip, Vacation Resort Hotel, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food Walking Tour By Night - Indochina Explore Tours, Vietnam Adventure Travel, Holiday Tour, Trekking Hiking, Biking, Kayaking Trip, Vacation Resort Hotel, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar


Indochina Explore Tours, Vietnam Adventure Travel, Holiday Tour, Trekking Hiking, Biking, Kayaking Trip, Vacation Resort Hotel, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food after having experienced the frenzy of Saigon by day, discover the lively local streets by night.

Ho Chi Minh – Half Day DIY Walking City Tour

Ho Chi Minh – Half Day DIY Walking City Tour


Travels by Elle

Wanna explore downtown Ho Chi Minh but you’ve got no time? Try this half-day itinerary! This is the first post of my Ho Chi Minh Series.

Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

Among the artifacts displayed at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland is a flag from Hitler's staff car. (Don't ask how they got it.)

Walking Saigon’s Alleyways

Walking Saigon’s Alleyways


Vietnam Coracle

Between all the busy main roads, Saigon is riddled with narrow alleyways, which are quiet, cool, charming and great for walking. Here are some of my favourite areas in the city for alley walks.... Continue reading →

Reuniting with the Dog

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

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