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Insider’s View Episode 8 – Fiona Briers

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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A 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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Come and Join the Party!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

Advice for designing a Customized tours in Vietnam

by Vietnam Travel @ MeKong Trails

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The information below is only for reference and opening new ideas for your trip. We understand that designing customized tours should focus more to individuals to make the best program. Ideas for customized tours in Hanoi Hanoi city tour. Old quarter ambiance walking trip. Halong Bay 2 days or 3 days with overnight on board. Sapa […]

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SAIGON FREE WALKING TOURS

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

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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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

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

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


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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.

Echoes of Little Saigon

Echoes of Little Saigon


Echoes of Little Saigon

Collecting and Preserving the Cultural History of the Vietnamese Community in Arlington, Virginia

Up and Running!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour is now up and running and has been taking good folk around the hotspots of Saigon’s art scene. Here are some testimonials: “I’ve learnt so much today, it’s really surprised me what an active role artists have … Continue reading

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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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 […]

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.

Free walking tour - An interesting experience in Ho Chi Minh city - Saigon Free Day Tours

Free walking tour - An interesting experience in Ho Chi Minh city - Saigon Free Day Tours


Saigon Free Day Tours

The free walking tour Ho Chi Minh is a breakthrough idea to help the tourists experience and discover the beauty and culture of Saigon – Ho Chi Minh city through walking form.

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

Âm Binh ‘The Undead’: Pioneering Vietnamese Theatre

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

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

Mini Oily Guru Workshop

Mini Oily Guru Workshop

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

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

The Youth of Today!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

Saigon Central Post Office

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DIY Walking Tour: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) • Chasing Summits

DIY Walking Tour: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) • Chasing Summits


Chasing Summits

My friends and I didn’t want to spend 50 USD on a Saigon city tour however interesting a ride around the city on a Vespa might be, so we opted for a DIY walking tour instead. We set out at 9 in the morning, and then came back at 3 in the afternoon. It was an exhausting walk, but we managed to visit a total of 7 attractions. RELATED: The day before, we explored a section of the Mekong throughRead More→

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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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

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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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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12 must go places for cycling in Vietnam

by Vietnam Travel @ MeKong Trails

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Famous for diverse and plentiful nature, Vietnam owns its unique beauty of rice paddies, the beautiful coastline with amazingly fabulous beaches and imposing mountains. Especially, there is a density of village road and trail networks where tourists can experience their own biking adventures remarkably. #1. Mekong Delta Different from remote parts, Mekong Delta is also […]

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

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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2012 in review

2012 in review

by hochiminhfreetours @ ho chi minh free tours

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

SAI GON WALKING TOUR

SAI GON WALKING TOUR


Ginkgo Voyage| Vietnam Travel

MORNING / AFTERNOON This three-hour walking tour will take you through the historical monuments in the heart of Saigon and some of its hidden gems. Pick up at hotel and transfer to Reunification Palace. The tour starts with a visit of the Reunification Palace. Here on April 30th 1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.

Hoa Vien Brauhaus

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Sophie’s Art Talks: Vietnamese History in Colour

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

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.

“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

Saigon Free Walking Tours

Saigon Free Walking Tours


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The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

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

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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Vietnam

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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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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 […]

Ho Chi Minh City Free Walking Tours - Saigon Activities

Ho Chi Minh City Free Walking Tours - Saigon Activities


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

SAIGON FREE WALING TOURS

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

An Illustrated Guide To Vietnam’s Motorbikers

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

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…

Promoting the huge tourism potential of Vietnam at the ITE 2017

by Les Nyerges @ Travel Asia and Beyond

Last year was our first visit to the annual International Travel Expo (or ITE) in Ho Chi Minh City. We enjoyed it so much, that in 2017 we came back to discover more about tourism trends in countries linked by the Mekong River and beyond… This year Japan, Indonesia and Turkey joined Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, […]

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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Excursion to Trang An

by ICS Travel Group @ ICS Travel Group

Journey just outside town to Trang An Grottoes, southwest of Hoa Lu ancient capital inside Trang An Eco Tourism Complex. This area is includes limestone ranges, valleys, caves and rivers; Trang An Grottoes also hosts Vuc Vong Temple, and the Khong residence. Embark on a small, hand rowed sampan, and begin your journey along green […]

Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

The Best Place for Shopping in Saigon

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

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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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

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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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

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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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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Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

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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Sophie’s Art Tour Launches Today!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

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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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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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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Ubud adventures – Rafting, waterfalls, woodcarving and Monkey Forrest (and a round of food poisoning)

by admin @ 4Globetrotters

Arriving in Denpasar Bali the first thing we noticed was the humidity. It might not be much warmer than Australia but it sure felt like it. We were picked up in the airport by Nicktours and driven to our hotel

Ho Chi Minh opens its latest International Travel Expo – ITE 2017

by Les Nyerges @ Travel Asia and Beyond

The official opening of the 13th annual ITE in Ho Chi Minh City 2017 Vietnam was a grand celebration. ITE is a way for attendees to keep up with travel trends, establish new business partners and – perhaps most importantly – boost tourism potential for Vietnam and the ASEAN region. This year, ITE HCMC also […]

Where to Stay in Tokyo: Nine Hours Shinjuku-North Review

by Ande Geronimo @ Chasing Summits

Shinjuku or Shibuya? This is the question I asked myself when searching for a place to stay in Tokyo. From one of the forums, I found my answer – Shibuya is where the action is; Shinjuku offers cheaper hotels. So I booked at Nine Hours Shinjuku-North, a capsule hotel within a 2-min. walk from Shin-Okubo Station. How was my stay? Overall, it was a pleasant one, but I didn’t like their check-in/check-out rules. Location It has the best location, asRead More

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Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Vietnam – Saigon – A walking tour through the Colonial Quarter | Travel Asia and Beyond

Vietnam – Saigon – A walking tour through the Colonial Quarter | Travel Asia and Beyond


Travel Asia and Beyond

Vietnam is one of Asia’s most fascinating destinations. Its capital is Hanoi but its biggest city is Ho Chi Minh – otherwise known as Saigon. This sprawling metropolis is a fascinating mix of old and…

Welcome to Sophie’s Art Tour

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

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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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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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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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 …

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

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.

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, […]

SAIGON FULL DAY WALKING

SAIGON FULL DAY WALKING


MeKong Trails

SAIGON FULL DAY WALKING is to make a walking tour along the vibrant streets of Ho Chi Minh City to see the daily life activities

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

My Mekong Delta biking exploration – Diary of a cycling traveller

by Vietnam Travel @ MeKong Trails

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Diane Underwood recently shares her incredible biking journey to explore the Mekong Delta with Mekong Trails, here is Diane’s memorable experience: Journey to Mekong Delta Diane and her friend, Simon Markus, booked a bike tour of the Mekong Delta with Mekong Trails, just some weeks before her very first journey to Vietnam. Although Simon had […]

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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!

Australia – Excursions near Perth including the amazing Pinnacles Desert

by Les Nyerges @ Travel Asia and Beyond

Western Australia is home to many easily accessible national parks, showcasing some of the rare and unique wildlife of the country. In this episode we visit some of the most popular daily excursions not too far from Perth. 1) Yanthip National Park 2) Gingin Coastal Sand Plain 3) The Pinnacles Desert is part of the […]

Aussie football, chocolate tour and hikes at Mission Beach

by admin @ 4Globetrotters

Checking the weather forecast for the 100th time it finally indicated abundant sunshine in the days ahead. Therefore we decided to go to Mission Beach as they have almost crocodile free beaches and Dunk Island (where you can go snorkeling)

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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Excursion to Cu Chi Tunnel

by ICS Travel Group @ ICS Travel Group

Never discovered by American forces, the Cu Chi Tunnels were an important Vietcong base during the American War. Stretching over 200 km, this incredible underground network, dug by hand out of hard laterite, connected command posts, hospitals, shelter and weapons factories. Today, walk through the area and learn about the day to day life of […]

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

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

Pho Binh Noodle Shop

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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 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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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 […]

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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High 5 Art And Weekend

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

We got completely lost trying to reach our destination last night: the final night of High 5 Art And Weekend. After snaking along HCMC’s district 8 canal system for a good hour and a half and looking like we weren’t … Continue reading

Review: Salomon Speedcross 4 for Hiking Mt. Fuji

by Ande Geronimo @ Chasing Summits

I love my Speedcross 3. It was reliable in Mt. Agung, and it helped me get through my first winter trek in India. But it’s time for an upgrade. It’s time to say goodbye. I’m glad Salomon introduced Speedcross 4, the improved version. I bought a pair purposely for Mt. Fuji, but before the trip, I was able to test these shoes’ performance during the following treks and tours. – Ho Chi Minh walking tour (concrete roads and flat surfaces)Read More

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Ho Chi Minh Museum

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The Cafe Apartment on Saigon’s Walking Street

The Cafe Apartment on Saigon’s Walking Street


Vietnam Coracle

Boasting over 30 independent coffee shops & fashion boutiques, the old apartment block at No.42 Nguyen Hue is the coolest address on Saigon's Walking Street. I call it the Cafe Apartment: this is my complete floor-by-floor guide... Continue reading →

Vietnam private tours

by Vietnam Travel @ MeKong Trails

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There are times you are fed up with sharing the Vietnam tour with uncomfortable travel companions. Vietnam private tours are then the great choice to get the full taste of Vietnam in the most enjoyable experience. You can design the tours on your interesting points. You can follow a travel pace that is suitable for […]

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Emperor Khai Dinh in France: A Victory for French Cuisine, Le Monde illustré 8 July 1922

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Our host, His Majesty Khaï-Dinh, Emperor of Annam, has on several occasions shown himself to be an Asian sovereign who knows how to appreciate European customs. At the time of his reception at the Hôtel de Ville, when he was obliged to sign the registers of honour, the Emperor, before taking his calligraphy brush as […]

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5 exclusive activities you should try in Mekong Delta

by Vietnam Travel @ MeKong Trails

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With the flow of Mekong River, Mekong Delta is famous for growing crop and creating specialties food. If you are planning to travel around Vietnam by bicycle, we show you some unique activities which help you to see the beauty of agriculture village. 1. Fascinating Homestay and Special Cuisine Adventure a) Homestay This is the […]

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Christina's Saigon

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JR Pass: Should You Get One? I Didn’t, But It Was Okay

by Ande Geronimo @ Chasing Summits

Daniel, a guy I trained muay Thai in Bangkok with, looked at me in disbelief when I told him I wasn’t going to buy a JR Pass. “But it’s expensive,” he said nicely, referring to the train fares in Japan. To show my gratitude for his concern, I smiled and said, “How about this. If on the first three days, the train tickets are draining my funds, I’ll get a pass.” “But you can’t get one when you’re already inRead More

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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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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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Inside The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace – What to See

by Ande Geronimo @ Chasing Summits

I didn’t have a reservation with the Imperial Household Agency to visit the Palace Grounds, so the next best thing was to check out the East Garden. At least it’s still part of the Palace, and entry is free. From my 30-minute batto class at HiSUi Tokyo, I did a leisurely walk toward the Garden. I first caught a glimpse of it on the bus when I arrived from my Mt. Fuji hike, and I thought it would make forRead More

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Contrasts of Saigon- Urban Walking Tour

Contrasts of Saigon- Urban Walking Tour


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Take a privately guided walk through the lovely suburbs of Saigon with Experience Travel Group.

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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Sophie’s Art Tour on CNN Go

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour has been listed on CNN Go’s ‘Insider Guide: What to do in Vietnam’. Click on this link to read more. Sophie’s Art Tour is currently taking bookings, please get in contact to find out available dates. For … Continue reading

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

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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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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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 …

STATIC FRICTION – THE PROPELLER GROUP

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

Ho Chi Minh Free Tours

Ho Chi Minh Free Tours

by hochiminhfreetours @ ho chi minh free tours

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

“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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Revealed: Why we Mekong Trails focus on personalized tours to Vietnam

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There should be some reasons why our company Mekong Trails focuses only on personalized tours to Vietnam. Reading the following and you will find the reason why our slogan under the logo is “for personalized travel request”. 1. Someone really needs personalized tours to Vietnam. In a recent confession made by Abercrombie and Kent, half […]

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Asmat Tribe Adventure

by ICS Travel Group @ ICS Travel Group

Enjoy an incredible adventure living alongside the primitive Asmat tribe, who live in secluded traditional villages along the vast system of rivers that flow into the Arafura Sea. Day 1: Timika – Ewer – Agats Your tour starts in Timika. From here take an 11-seater pioneer flight to Ewer, an airstrip in the Asmat region. […]

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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The Walker – A Group Exhibition

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

On Friday 30th March the White Building of HCMC Fine Arts Museum was pulsing with life, throngs of people milled around drinking icy beer from disintegrating paper cups to the multifarious sounds of elfin pop singer Thảo Trang, Saigon punk … 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

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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More special exprience at Vietnam customized tour – Part 2

by Thuy Nguyen @ MeKong Trails

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You have followed us in the previous post about Vietnam customized tour and learn some special experiences in Halong and Hue. Now we would like to invite you to enjoy some more experience near Saigon. Visit a local pottery kiln and learn how to make some. Type of experience: deep discovery of life style Some […]

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ICS Donates Sports Equipment to Local School

by ICS Travel Group @ ICS Travel Group

ICS team members in our Bangkok, Thailand office initiated a project to support at-need school children.  Our staff-led program for environmental responsibility and community service (known internally as GreenICS) organized a “flea market” and auction, allowing staff members to raise money by donating used items. The GreenICS team used the funds to purchase new sports […]

Blue River Hotel 3

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Diving to Pemuteran Underwater Temple

by ICS Travel Group @ ICS Travel Group

Early morning set off Pemuteran, in the northwest of the island. This laid-back coastal village has become popular with visitors due to its waterfront resorts and the extreme natural beauty of the surrounding area – both inland and at sea. It is also home to the largest artificial biorock reef project, a marine conversation effort […]

The World of Sound and Surface 1st June – 5th July 2012

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Dewey Ambrosino and Tam Van Tran are friends from L.A, practically neighbors Dewey tells me at the opening reception of their collaborative exhibition at Sàn Art. The exhibition comprises of a conversation between their works, Ambrosino’s is metallic, pulsing and … Continue reading

The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

“Monsieur Doumer, his Emperor and his King,” Figaro (Paris), 21 January 1898

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

The King of Cambodia, H M Norodom I, and the Emperor of Annam, H M Thanh-Thai, have just paid a visit to the Governor-General in Saigon. The stay of the old Khmer sovereign and the young Annamite emperor in the old capital of French Indo-China took place on the occasion of splendid week-long celebrations. Celebrations […]

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The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

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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7 popular tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh city

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Working all day, drinking coffee with friends or being at home to make friends with technology… perhaps a day of the Saigon people is quite simple. However, do not let that “simple thing” makes Saigon tedious and accidentally “steal” rare moments of rest after a week of study and work stress. Therefore, let us find […]

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Hiking in Japan? Don Quijote May Help with Your Last-Minute Supplies

by Ande Geronimo @ Chasing Summits

Don Quijote, or Donki for short is “the biggest discount store in Japan.” They have basically everything, from chocolates to beauty products – even Louis Vuitton bags have their own glass cabinet! Of course, I didn’t want to leave Japan without checking out Donki in Shibuya. And of course, I wanted to see if their inventory included outdoor gear and equipment. Here are some images of what I found. Compression pants, quick-drying long-sleeve shirts, and running shorts – The shirtsRead More

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“Saigon Life,” from Société de géographie de Lille, January 1883

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Life in Saigon changes little from day to day. Indeed, it will be much the same tomorrow as it was today and yesterday. The days when the Messageries Maritimes courrier vessel arrives from France are without doubt the most interesting days for everyone in this town. The arrival of the courrier vessel within sight of […]

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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

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

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

Ghost Money: American artist retraces his steps through Vietnam

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

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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Saigon City Tour

Saigon City Tour


Back of the Bike Tours

Discover Ho Chi Minh City’s markets, temples and history on the back of a motorbike.

Escape Hunt Experience Ho Chi Minh City

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Hidden Treasures by Circular Train

by ICS Travel Group @ ICS Travel Group

Hop onto Yangon’s circular train and discover some of the city’s best kept secrets – a shattered glass factory and a serene leafy oasis. From the colonial-style Yangon Railway Station, buy a circular train ticket to Hledan Station. As the train rumbles along the bumpy track look out onto the passing landscape and enjoy the […]

NEWS: Artist in Residency Programme: San Art: Laboratory

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

San Art, an independent, artist-run exhibition space and reading room located in Ho Chi Minh City, recently set up Laboratory, the first first home-grown ‘studio/residence’ programme in Vietnam. A nationwide call for applications resulted in three candidates being chosen. For … Continue reading

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

Australia – Surfing lessons for the whole family on Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach

by Les Nyerges @ Travel Asia and Beyond

Sydney is often compared to San Francisco due to its stunning harbor, Sydney is a feast for the eyes. The stunning Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge are the pride and joy, but there’s much more on offer. Sydney is home to one of the world’s most famous beaches – Bondi. In this episode […]

The first public motor vehicle in Indochina, 1901

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Published in La Dépêche coloniale illustrée, 15 April 1907 We publish here a photograph depicting the first public motor vehicle in Indochina, which was put into circulation here in Saigon in 1901 by a motor transport company whose engineer and director was M. V. Ippolito. The latter, now the agent-général of Établissements Peugeot in Indochina, […]

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Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary


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

Massenet Première in Saïgon, 1900

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

From Le Ménestrel, journal de musique, 30 December 1900. A first in Saigon!  The new Saigon Theatre, a marvel of architecture inaugurated earlier this year, recently presented the première of La Navarraise, the poignant lyrical drama by Jules Massenet. Great success! Our brave soldiers, just returned from the campaign in China, were thus able to experience a […]

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Meeting lovely and adventurous family on 27th April, 2014

Meeting lovely and adventurous family on 27th April, 2014

by hochiminhfreetours @ ho chi minh free tours

After doing a lot of tours in the last 2 years, we accidentally forget some of amazing moments we had from the tours. To remind us and to share some of our thoughts and feelings we start writing those down. … Continue reading

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

“Assassination of a King: Details of the Latest Annamite Intrigues” from Le Matin, 4 August 1883

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Kien-Phuc, nephew of Tu-Duc – The assassination of his predecessor – A palace revolution – Causes of our Expedition – The role of M. de Champeaux – The poisoning of Hiep-Hoa We know by dispatch of the death of the king of Annam, Kien-Phuc, who was aged just seventeen. Who was this sovereign? How had […]

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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

Trues and lies in advertisement about Vietnam private tours

by Thuy Nguyen @ MeKong Trails

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When booking Vietnam private tours, you might face commitments from travel advisors. Knowing what are right and what are not right is great to set your expectation and make your trip in Vietnam the most satisfactory. Trues on Vietnam private tours. You get customized offers: When planning the itinerary for your coming trip, you can […]

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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.     […]

Li'l C - Big Shoe Lady

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Why should we cycle in Ninh Binh Vietnam

by Vietnam Travel @ MeKong Trails

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Ninh Binh with the nickname of ‘dry Halong Bay,’ is famous and unforgettable for some reasons: Firstly, the picturesque rides amidst the crystal fresh waters and fairy tale mountains reflect the beautiful and karst landscape. Secondly, abundant vegetation presented in fifty shades of the green surrounds its narrow channel. Last but not least, the bike […]

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Australia – Cruising around Perth and its iconic Swan River

by Les Nyerges @ Travel Asia and Beyond

My journey has taken me to the bright blue sky and sunshine of Perth, the vibrant riverside capital of 1.9 million people. Perth’s first European settlers were the British who founded the Swan River colony in 1829 and its now home to people from over 270 different birthplaces. A city where fine examples of colonial […]

Hiking Mt. Fuji (3,776 masl) Solo

by Ande Geronimo @ Chasing Summits

I waited months for the climbing season to start (July to early September), so when my visa was granted, I immediately booked a flight to Osaka following my one-week muay Thai session in Bangkok. To prep for the climb, I did a DIY day-hike in Mt. Rokko (931 masl) a week before. Although the trails of this much smaller mountain are different from Fuji’s, they did their part to make sure I was ready to tackle Japan’s highest peak. Here,Read More

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

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


Road Scholar

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

Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Hostels are the way to go for budget-oriented travelers. Visitors can enjoy full of services with small angles, affordable rates. the suggestions below will give you the perfect choice. The Common Room Project Bizarre in concept yet strangely nice in the way it brings it all together, The Common Room Project is where hotel meets […]

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Special experience to consider at customized tours Vietnam – Part 1

by Thuy Nguyen @ MeKong Trails

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Even in a customized tours Vietnam, travellers still need to see the typical highlights of the country like Halong, Sapa, or Hoian. In the scope of this post we would like to mention some special experience you might want to enjoy. Fly seaplane from Halong Type of experience: luxury indulgence. Normally, you will take a […]

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“The Court of Annam modernises,” Les Annales coloniales: organe de la “France coloniale modern,” 14 December 1912

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Packed with the usual colonial arrogance and assumptions of western superiority, this short 1912 article by Henri Cosnier sheds interesting light on French Governor General Paul Doumer’s policy towards the royal court in Huế The powerful breath of modernism carries off, one after the other, the sumptuous traditions of the court of Hue. The republican […]

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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

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

Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Snorkeling at Great Barrier Reef

by admin @ 4Globetrotters

  After having changed the date for our pre-booked Great Barrier Reef day tour for the second time because of unpredictable weather, we finally went. It was quite windy, around 10 ms and waves of 1,5 meters, and the boys

Cambodia – Visiting its massive Tonle Sap Lake

by Les Nyerges @ Travel Asia and Beyond

Cambodia’s huge Tonle Sap Lake sits only 15 kilometers south from Siem Reap. It is the largest fresh water lake in SE Asia and is an ecological hot spot that was designated as a UNESCO biosphere in 1997. The Tonle Sap is unusual for two reasons, its flow changes direction twice a year and the […]

Silverland Sakyo Hotel and Spa

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

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

Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

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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48 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City — The Highlights

48 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City — The Highlights


A Cruising Couple

Headed to Vietnam? This great guide has everything you need to know for 48 hours in Ho Chi Minh City!

The Rex Hotel

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

My Tokyo List: Crossing Off Popular Districts and Streets

by Ande Geronimo @ Chasing Summits

I love exploring cities on foot (e.g., Gion in a yukata and geta sandals). I can walk for hours and still want more, and this is true even under the sweltering sun. The only exception is if the heat is too much to bear, or if it’s raining. I chose to spend the remaining two days of my Japan trip in Tokyo, walking some of its popular streets and districts. Here’s a list of where my feet have taken me.Read More

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Ho Chi Minh vs Hanoi: 6 highlights and you’ll get your perfect choice

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Finding reasons to love Vietnam is not a difficult task, especially when you look at the charming landscapes, sprawling beaches, mesmerizing mountains and unique scenery only found in Vietnam. With all this, it is easy to forget the big cities of Vietnam, such as Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. We are going to compare and […]

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Final days in Australia – Fitzroy Island and Cars 3 in the cinema

by admin @ 4Globetrotters

The day after snorkeling at Great Barrier Reef we went to Fitzroy Island to relax on the beach, snorkel and explore. Naively we thought we could just show up at the pier and buy a ticket, but unfortunately the 9

Australia – Visiting Fremantle and Rottnest Island

by Les Nyerges @ Travel Asia and Beyond

The bustling port of Fremantle, just 20 minutes drive north from Perth, played host to the 1986/87 Australian defense of the America’s Cup yacht race. International experts have tagged Fremantle the best-preserved 19th century seaport in the world with over 150 buildings classified by the National Trust. Rottnest Island was gazetted by the government in […]

HAPPY VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR! CHÚC MỪNG NĂM MỚI!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

When in Tokyo: My Batto (Sword) Experience at HiSUi Tokyo

by Ande Geronimo @ Chasing Summits

I had less than 2 days to explore Tokyo, and I made up my mind to attend a batto (Japanese Swordsmanship) trial class with HiSUi Tokyo, a multi-art school within the shopping district of Ginza. A month before the class, I made a reservation via e-mail and agreed to pay the hefty sum of 14,040 JPY (10,800 JPY for the class + 3,240 JPY for the Hakama) upon arrival. I felt nervous and excited at the same time. It wasRead More

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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.

Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour - You'll find it's more than a modern city

Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour - You'll find it's more than a modern city


Inspitrip Blog

With just a stroll, you can enjoy all the beauty of Ho Chi Minh - where both modern and immemorial vibes exist in the same city.

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!

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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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.

‘A Transformative Disguise: Lê Hoàng Bích Phượng’ at Sàn Art

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

‘Transformative Disguise’ is Lê Hoàng Bích Phượng’s first solo exhibition. Composed of 9 new paintings and 5 ceramic sculptures, this exhibition plays with ideas of reflection, transparency and transformation, inviting the viewer to contemplate their own awareness of their behavior … Continue reading

Free Walking Tours

Free Walking Tours


ho chi minh free tours

In Ho Chi Minh City, visitors can see with their own eyes how extraordinary Vietnam has become after almost three decades of war.  The city also offers tourists the chance to see remarkable French …

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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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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Sophie’s Art Tour launching in 2012

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

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

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