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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

Golden Gate Bridge Bike Hire – Blazing Saddles

by Sally @ our3kidsvtheworld

When we decided we would kick off our White Christmas tour of the USA in San Francisco I knew that I wanted to ride a bike over the Golden Gate Bridge. There are a number of companies for Golden Gate Bridge bike hire and we chose Blazing Saddles. When I started researching I couldn’t believe how easy it was going to be to organise. The only thing I couldn’t rely on was the weather and being December, there was a chance it could go either way. We hired...

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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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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

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.

Hanoi in three days: holiday itinerary

Hanoi in three days: holiday itinerary


the Guardian

Hanoi is Vietnam at its most exotic, arguably the best place in the country to enjoy street food and culture, taking in the views and flavours on numerous walking tours of the city

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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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!

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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Philippines Passport Holders: Countries That Offer Visa-Free Entry

by Traveler Tips @ Travel Tips

Here are the list of countries and territories that offer visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival privilege to Philippines passport holders. Visa Not Required Bolivia Brazil Brunei Colombia Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire

Saigon to Angkor Wat Cycling

Saigon to Angkor Wat Cycling


REI

Bike from Vietnam to Cambodia with REI! Tour Saigon, Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh, and more on a fully-supported cycling trip.

Review – Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

by Sally @ our3kidsvtheworld

Since my very first stay at a Shangri-La Hotel I’ve known that they are different to other hotel chains, they’re better! I now refer to it as the ‘Shangri-La Way’. You know you are going to have a great experience because they always go that little bit further to make you feel welcome and most importantly to make you feel special. I always feel special when I arrive and this stay at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore was no different. Let me set the scene for you! We arrived...

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Hotel Review: Riad Boussa Marrakesh

by Traveler Tips @ Travel Tips

They say a visit to Morocco won’t be complete without making a stop at Marrakesh, so we made the most of our visit by allocating two days in this city.

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

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


Ambot-ah! Travel Blog

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

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

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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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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20 Best Hostels in Reykjavik and Iceland (Updated for 2018!)

by Aaron @ The Broke Backpacker

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Escape Hunt Experience Ho Chi Minh City

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Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

Want to visit the Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern Capitals? Book flights to Beijing, Xian, Tokyo and Nanjing.

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

Silverland Sakyo Hotel and Spa

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Li'l C - Big Shoe Lady

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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 […]

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Vietnamese food is an insanely delicious cuisine. Here are 25 Vietnamese dishes you need to try, and restaurants to eat them in Saigon.

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

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

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

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Ho Chi Minh City: 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 …

OneWest Bank, IndyMac As Well As Their Fresh Owners all Have To Head To Hell

by wecan-group wecan-group @ Flamingo Travel

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White Peach Bellini Recipe and Christmas Tips from Chef Peter Gilmore

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This White Peach Bellini recipe is courtesy of one of Australia’s best chefs, Peter Gilmore, who helms the kitchens of Quay and Bennelong in Sydney, arguably two of the city’s and Australia’s finest restaurants. Here he shares his recipe for his go-to Christmas Day drink...

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Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

In the celebrated art colony of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can of course get paintings of the scenery of the southwestern United States, but did you know you can also get original paintings of Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote?

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

Why I’m Starting a Virginia Bucket List – sightDOING Style

by Becky @ Becky – sightDOING (Hands-On / Interactive Travel)

I have $399.89 in my travel savings account.  That’s barely enough to pay for airfare somewhere interesting — let alone pay for Mike’s ticket, our hotel, meals, or sightDOING.  This fall has been rough on us financially, so it’s safe to say we won’t be traveling like we used to until things settle down in our life.  That’s why I started my Virginia bucket list;

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Turkey Avocado Club Sandwich with Sriracha Mayo – How to Use Xmas Leftovers

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This turkey avocado club sandwich with Sriracha mayonnaise is a twist on the classic Club Sandwich. Over the festive season it’s an excellent way to use those Christmas turkey leftovers you have in the fridge but the rest of the year you can use chicken....

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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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7 Ways to Take Your Travel Up a Notch in 2018

by Becky @ Becky – sightDOING (Hands-On / Interactive Travel)

If you travel a lot, it’s easy to settle into a routine.  I have my favorite booking websites, a strategy for finding activities, and dozens of Google documents describing my itineraries. So how do you take your travel to the next level?  By purposely trying new things.  Some will work, some might not and you’ll head back to your old ways.  And that’s okay…but if

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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.

Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

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

Tokyo Rush: Why a 6 Hour Day Trip From Narita Airport is a Bad Idea

by Drew @ Teacher Trekker

Originally, I had just over a ten hour layover in Tokyo (Narita International Airport) before my final leg back to New York City and the conclusion of my 2015 summer vacation. Unfortunately, a series of thunderstorms in Hanoi, Vietnam kept…

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Tao Dan Park

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Walking Tour of HCMC, District 1 - Family Travel Blog - Travelling with Kids

Walking Tour of HCMC, District 1 - Family Travel Blog - Travelling with Kids


our3kidsvtheworld

We recently took the kids to Vietnam, Craig and I honeymooned there 12 years ago and were really excited about taking the kids back there to see where it all began! We spent a few days at An Lam Resort near Nha Trang and then spent the rest of the time in Ho Chi Minh City. Craig and I have alway

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.

Urban Tales Review for Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon Vietnam

Urban Tales Review for Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon Vietnam


sightDOING (Hands-On / Interactive Travel)

This Urban Tales review looks at a murder mystery tour of Cholon (Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon Vietnam). Unusual self-guided walking tour activity of Chinatown

Discover: Bergen

by @ Wikitravel

The Norwegian city of Bergen is famously rainy, but the locals say there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.

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.



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.

The SightDOING Guide to Chicago

by Becky @ Becky – sightDOING (Hands-On / Interactive Travel)

Of all the cities in the United States, Chicago is my absolute favorite.  It’s a big city, but there’s a midwestern friendliness that gives the city a comfortable feel.  Navigating public transportation is incredibly easy, prices are reasonable, and you’ll never run out of things to do.  For an interactive trip to Chicago (without skipping the highlights) try these hands-on twists to old favorites. Top

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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.

15 Best Hostels in Miami (Insider Guide • 2018!)

by Aaron @ The Broke Backpacker

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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.

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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“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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A Day in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

A Day in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Ursula's Weekly Wanders

Sun Setting over Ho Chi Minh CityThe classic Level 23 Wine Bar at Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers is a great place to round out a day's exploration of Vietnam's old southern capitol, and to watch the sun set over the expanding…

Notre Dame Cathedral

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Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

A bullet train ride on the Hakata-Minami Line in Fukuoka, Japan costs just ¥290 (under US$3). Alas, the end-to-end trip lasts just ten minutes.

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 →

HCMC, Vietnam - Walking Tour - Teacher Trekker

HCMC, Vietnam - Walking Tour - Teacher Trekker


Teacher Trekker

A self guided walking tour in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) starting at Notre Dame Cathedral & visiting many other local attractions.

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.

Top Things to do in Tokyo with Kids

by Sally @ our3kidsvtheworld

I’ve been reflecting on my trip to Japan as it is nearly a whole 12 months since we departed! I was so unbelievably excited to be going as I had wanted to go for such a long time. I uploaded my Japan posts relatively soon after we got home and it only dawned on me this morning that I haven’t done a post on my top things to do in Tokyo with kids. We only had 3 days in Tokyo and one of those was spent visiting Tokyo...

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Watermelon Mint Cooler Recipe – A Refreshing Cocktail For a Warm Day

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This watermelon mint cooler recipe is super easy to mix and makes for a refreshing light cocktail to drink on a stifling summer afternoon or a sticky day in the tropics. If you’re in the chilly northern hemisphere turn up your heating and pretend you’re...

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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

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.

How to Not Lose Luggage

by Becky @ Becky – sightDOING (Hands-On / Interactive Travel)

While most of my family’s trip to Turkey went smoothly, Turkish Airlines forgot to load their luggage onto the plane in Istanbul.  That meant they were without their belongings for a few days.  Even though their luggage was delayed and not actually lost, hiccups like this are annoying and can throw you for a loop.  I’ve got a simple approach on how to not lose luggage

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Longquan Peach Blossom Festival // This is Chengdu, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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Navigating the Indian IRCTC e ticket booking system

by Sally @ our3kidsvtheworld

We recently had the opportunity to travel to Jaipur, India and wanted to take the opportunity to visit the Taj Mahal with kids in Agra. Agra is a 4 and a half hour drive from Jaipur but I was determined to visit my very first 7 Modern Wonders of the World while I was there. We decided that we would make it an experience to remember so we booked seats via the IRCTC e ticket booking system. Here are our tips for booking the train in India. After I...

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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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10 Best Hostels in Toronto (Updated for 2018!)

by Darren Griffiths @ The Broke Backpacker

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

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

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

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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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Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

The Hall of Skulls at Monsopiad Cultural Village outside Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia features 42 skulls of enemies, all killed by the warrior-hero Monsopiad.

20 Best Hostels in Mexico City (Updated for 2018)

by Rachel @ The Broke Backpacker

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

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

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

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Reunification Palace

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Bike, Hike & Sea Kayak in Turkey!

by AWebStudio @ Nichols Expeditions

Our Turkey Tour is an exciting Multi-sport Adventure in Turkey. The tour highlights include cycling along the exquisite southwestern coast, hiking to ancient ruins, sea kayaking and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, and sailing on a traditional Turkish gulet. You will be introduce you...

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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 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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Find Out Who’s Discussing Academic Writing Services and Why You Should Be Concerned

by wecan-group wecan-group @ Flamingo Travel

Find Out Who’s Discussing Academic Writing Services and Why You Should Be Concerned What You Need to Do About Academic Writing Services Before You Miss Your Chance In caring for students creating problems it’s famous. Subsequently there’s a fantastic possibility that a couple of our authors possess a level inside if you should be studying […]

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

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

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

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

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

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

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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!

Haggling the World’s Markets: 10 Steps to Save Money & Negotiate for the Best Price

by Drew @ Teacher Trekker

Think of negotiating like a dance. Someone has to lead. Will it be you or your competitor? In any negation the person who dictates the situation is in a greater position of control. More often than not they will come…

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February 2017 Credit Card Bonuses to Earn Free Travel

by noreply@blogger.com (Liz) @ The Gross Travel Chronicles

Hi Folks!

I'm taking a break from my (long overdue) trip reports to provide some links to great credit card sign up bonuses.

100% honesty: If you use these links, the Grosses will be getting some sort of points bonus in return for your signup. What that means, however, is that we hold each of these cards (we even pay the annual fee on one), and have gotten good value out of it. In 2016 we took 2 business class flights and 4 economy flights (all international) and stayed used over three weeks of free hotel nights, in part because of these cards. If you're looking to pick some up, peruse these links.

Fantastic Sign Up Bonuses


Chase Sapphire Preferred (Visa)
This is a card you should get sooner rather than later if you're looking to earn points and miles. The signup bonus is 50,000 Chase Ultimate Reward points after spending $4,000 in three months. Add an authorized user, get an extra 5,000 points. You'll also earn two points per dollar on travel and dining. If you eat out and or travel a lot, you'll probably have at least 60,000 points when your sign up bonus hits. I like to transfer my Ultimate Reward points to United Mileage Plus (here's their frequent flyer award chart) or Hyatt, where I can often get great hotel rooms for 8,000-12,000 points per night. You can also use these points to book travel through the Ultimate Rewards portal. Aaron and I love this card, and will continue to pay the annual fee each year. For new applicants, the fee is waived the first year, so you could always choose to cancel the card or downgrade to a no annual fee Chase card after the first year if you don't want to pay the annual fee.

You will only be approved for this card if you have opened less than 5 new credit card accounts in the last 24 months. To check this, pull your credit report (you can do it for free on Credit Karma) and count the number of new credit card accounts over the last 24 months. Even if a card is closed, or if it's an authorized use of someone else's card, it will count in Chase's 5/24 formula. Less than 5 accounts? Great! Go for this card right now and you'll have enough points to transfer to United for a round-trip flight to Europe from the US!

If you're still under 5/24, it would be smart to also get the United Mileage Plus Explorer card while it has a 50,000 mile bonus.  You can combine that bonus with the Chase Sapphire Preferred bonus to have even more miles! I don't hold this card anymore, so I don't have a referral link. Google it and you'll find it. Another good bonus (and card benefits) is available for the Chase Sapphire Reserve (the bonus is double if you apply at a Chase Bank branch before March 12), but make sure you understand the annual fee, which is not waived the first year.

Starwood Preferred Guest (American Express)
For a limited time, there is an increased sign-up bonus on this card: 25,000 SPG points after you spend $3,000 in three months, and another 10,000 SPG points when you spend an additional $2,000 within the first six months. SPG points are great because they're incredibly versatile. Of course, you can use them to book SPG hotels (e.g., Westin, Sheraton) at just a few thousand points per night. Or, you can transfer them to Marriott at a rate or 1:3, making this 35,000 point signup bonus worth 105,000 Marriott points. Or, you can transfer the points to Delta, American, or many other airlines, and get an extra 5,000 points for every 20,000 points transferred. So, the 40,000+ points you'll have after meeting the minimum spend will be worth 50,000 airline miles. (Note: SPG points do not transfer to United.) The annual fee on this card is waived the first year.

I love SPG points because they're so flexible. I'd definitely recommend signing up for the personal card while the bonus is high. If you also happen to have a business (even as a sole proprietor with small side income), you can also sign up for the SPG business card from Amex, which has a slightly higher minimum spend to receive the same bonus.

Low Minimum Spend Requirements


Hilton Honors Card (American Express)
If you're not able to spend $3,000-$4,000 in three months but want to dip your toes into points/miles, consider this card. The minimum spend is $1,000 within three months, and the signup bonus is 75,000 Hilton points. There is no annual fee on this card, ever. 75,000 points should get you a couple nights at a full-service Hilton in mid-size cities (I paid 30,000-40,000 per night in Germany) or up to seven nights at limited service properties in small towns off the interstate, say....on a road trip. In April, Hilton is changing their award program so that family members can share accounts...making this a great card for both you and your significant other (or parents!) to get, so you can pool your points. Here's my link to sign up. We get bonus points if you use it before February 27.

Amex Everyday (American Express)
This is another low minimum spend, no annual fee card. Spend $1,000 in three months and get 15,000 Amex Membership Reward Points. This is another good flexible point currency - it can transfer to Delta, Aeroplan, Hilton, or many other travel partners. You can also redeem points for Amazon gift cards or for AirBNB. If you happen to have an American Express card that earns Membership Reward points that you're looking to cancel (say, because you don't get enough value to pay the annual fee), you can add this card to your wallet and keep your Membership Reward Points balance active. Here's my link to sign up.


Questions?


If you have questions about these cards, let me know. The least I can do is be helpful if you're nice enough to use my links!

War Remnants Museum

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

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

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

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

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Siem Reap Hospitality Training Restaurants – Meals that Make a Difference

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

These Siem Reap hospitality training restaurants serve up some of the most tantalising meals in the city – and they’re meals that make a difference. The money you spend contributes to training young Cambodians, helping to lift locals out of poverty. Located in Cambodia’s northern...

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10 Most Popular Recipes of 2017 – from Winter Comfort Food to Asian Specialities

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

Our 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2017 on Grantourismo are an interesting mix of winter comfort food and Southeast Asian specialities – from a hearty Rabo de Toro and aromatic Cote de Boeuf to a refined Five-Spice Crispy Pork Belly and rich Cambodian Fish Amok. As 2017...

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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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Unique Travel Gifts – Ideas for Everyone on Your List

by Becky @ Becky – sightDOING (Hands-On / Interactive Travel)

Giving gifts is an art: you have to know someone well enough to know what they like, what they already have, and what will make them feel special.  Travel gifts ideas are even harder because you throw in complications like having limited space in your suitcase and recipients who would (often) rather have experiences than things.  This year’s guide to unique travel gifts attempts to

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Where to eat on the way to Dalat?

Where to eat on the way to Dalat?

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

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

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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Chiang Mai Chow

by Mark @ Kathmandu & Beyond

A (selective) guide on where to eat in Chiang Mai, Thailand Shame on us! We’ve been coming to the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai for an extended stay (one month or more) for almost a decade now and from a content-on-our-blog point of view, we have very little to show for it. Apart from […]

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Awesome Asian Getaways You’ll Long Remember | Xanterra

Awesome Asian Getaways You’ll Long Remember | Xanterra


Xanterra

Add to your bucket list with a bicycle tour of Vietnam, a guided walking tour of Sri Lanka, and a cruise through the Philippines and Borneo.

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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Ho Chi Minh Museum

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

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

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

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Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

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

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

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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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

Top 10 Suggestions for How to Spend a Layover in Mexico City, Mexico

by Drew @ Teacher Trekker

When searching for flights to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, it became apparent that my cheapest option was to spend an almost full day layover in Mexico City. Considering I’ve never been there, I wasn’t upset by this idea. It was…

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Talks - HISTORIC VIETNAM

Talks - HISTORIC VIETNAM


HISTORIC VIETNAM

Tim Doling offers two different one-hour illustrated talks to visiting groups. Saigon Through the Ages offers a comprehensive introduction to Saigon, its history and built heritage, while The Railways of Việt Nam recounts the fascinating story of Việt Nam’s rail network, most of which was built as a tool of “colonial exploitation” by the French …

Sri Lanka Passport Holders: Countries That Offer Visa-Free Access

by Traveler Tips @ Travel Tips

Here are the list of countries and territories that offer visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival privilege to Sri Lanka passport holders. Visa Not Required Bahamas Barbados Dominica Ecuador Gambia Grenada Haiti

Bike Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia

by AWebStudio @ Nichols Expeditions

Our Bike Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia combines two wonderful cycling destinations in Southeast Asia. We specialize in small, highly personalized tours. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

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Slovenia Passport Holders: Countries That Offer Visa-Free Entry

by Traveler Tips @ Travel Tips

Here are the list of countries and territories that offer visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival privilege to Slovenia passport holders. Visa Not Required Albania Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Austria

Kidzania Singapore with Kids

by Sally @ our3kidsvtheworld

I had heard about KidZania from other bloggers and had been interested in visiting one with our kids. I liked the concept of giving kids a bit of an idea about roles that might interest them when they get older but in a way that seems fun and engaging. My detailed KidZania Singapore review should help you plan your next visit in KidZania Singapore. What is KidZania? I know KidZania has been popular overseas since its inception in Mexico, however we don’t have one in Australia as yet....

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Learn About A Lost Empire in this Walking Tour of Hue Citadel in Vietnam

Learn About A Lost Empire in this Walking Tour of Hue Citadel in Vietnam


TripSavvy

This illustrated walking tour through the Hue Citadel in Central Vietnam introduces visitors to a lost dynasty in Vietnam&#39;s center.

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

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

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

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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.

Namibia Passport Holders: Countries That Offer Visa-Free Entry

by Traveler Tips @ Travel Tips

Here are the list of countries and territories that offer visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival privilege to Namibia passport holders. Visa Not Required Angola Antigua and Barbuda Bahamas Belize Benin Botswana

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 …

Nepal Passport Holders: Countries That Offer Visa-Free Access

by Traveler Tips @ Travel Tips

Here are the list of countries and territories that offer visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival privilege to Nepal passport holders. Visa Not Required Dominica Gambia Haiti India Indonesia Micronesia Pakistan Philippines

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.

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.

Hoa Vien Brauhaus

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Sicily Italy Biking Tour

by AWebStudio @ Nichols Expeditions

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, and we will ride a counterclockwise loop on the western side of the island. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

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Kenya Passport Holders: Countries That Offer Visa-Free Entry

by Traveler Tips @ Travel Tips

Here are the list of countries and territories that offer visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival privilege to Kenya passport holders. Visa Not Required Antigua and Barbuda Bahamas Barbados Benin Botswana Burundi

“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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Magic & Mystery in Todos Santos, Mexico

by Drew @ Teacher Trekker

Situated approximately 45 miles north of Cabo San Lucas at the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains is the small coastal town of Todos Santos. Prior to Spanish colonialism into the region, there were native indigenous people who…

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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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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

Discover: Jacksonville

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Fort Caroline National Memorial in Jacksonville, Florida, don't expect to see the eponymous fort itself; it's now beneath the waters of the St. John's River.

Review – Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore

by Sally @ our3kidsvtheworld

The Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore is located on Sentosa Island which is just off the coast of mainland Singapore. Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore is one of 14 hotels located on the island. The hotel was built 24 years ago and is the only resort in Singapore with beach frontage at Siloso Beach. Sentosa Island is connected to the mainland by road, cable car, monorail and boardwalk. It has some of the best activities in Singapore including, Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A Aquarium, KidZania...

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Where to Stay in Mexico City: A Guide to Mexico City Neighborhoods

by Becky @ Becky – sightDOING (Hands-On / Interactive Travel)

Choosing where to stay in Mexico City is a monumental task.  It covers more than 500 square miles and is home to nearly nine million residents.  With so many neighborhoods to choose from, choosing the right one can be overwhelming unless you know what you’re looking for.  For first-time visitors, this guide to Mexico City neighborhoods will help you pinpoint the right option for you so

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“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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Top 25 Things to Do in Hoi An, Vietnam

by Drew @ Teacher Trekker

At the mouth of the Thu Bon River sits the town of Hoi An. Since the first century the city and its adjacent estuary has served as a central port along important trade routes. lt grew in scale and significance…

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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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Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

On your way from Takaoka to the Vladivostok ferry? Take a look out the window: the name of the Himi train line means Ice-Watching.

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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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

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.

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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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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Cambodian Num Pang Recipe — How to Make Num Pang Barang

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

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

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Discover: Vicksburg

by @ Wikitravel

When you visit Vicksburg (Mississippi) National Military Park, you can see one of the first ironclad gunboats, dating back to US Civil War times.

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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Just how to Change Speakers

by wecan-group wecan-group @ Flamingo Travel

You are going to likely also feel of different issues to grow the composition. It’s true that article writing help is an alternative that’s availed by almost all of the pupils, till they learn the techniques to create documents that will help them to score far better. Under such conditions obtaining essay writing aid may […]

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Saigon Travel Itinerary Ideas

Saigon Travel Itinerary Ideas


Travel Tips

Planning to visit Ho Chi Minh? Whether you’re planning to stay for half a day or several days, here are some of Ho Chi Minh’s highlights that will surely give you the authentic Saigon experience. T…

Economics – Project – Apoconomics: The Economics of Survival

by Drew @ Teacher Trekker

The beginning of February marks the transition between the fall and spring semesters. For senior social studies classes throughout New York City that means an end to the U.S. government course and the beginning of a semester of economics. For…

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10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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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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Top Tips for Visiting National Parks

by Becky @ Becky – sightDOING (Hands-On / Interactive Travel)

What sets the United States apart from other travel destinations? How about 59 national parks (and 408 units overall) managed by the National Park Service, including historical sites, monuments and conservation areas?  That adds up to over 84 million acres of protected lands and national treasures. I’m a big fan of this country’s national parks.  So much of the USA’s beauty is outdoors, and hiking

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Rwanda Passport Holders: Countries That Offer Visa-Free Entry

by Traveler Tips @ Travel Tips

Here are the list of countries and territories that offer visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival privilege to Rwanda passport holders. Visa Not Required Benin Burundi Central African Republic Chad Democratic Republic

Discover: Havana

by @ Wikitravel

For an "authentic" experience in getting around Havana via public transportation, try El Camello, a split-level bus pulled by a semi-truck, and resembling a 2-humped camel.

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 […]

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.

The Rex Hotel

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

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

How To Be a Better Traveller – 18 Ways to Travel Responsibly in 2018

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

How to be a better traveller is something I constantly ponder, particularly after a year in travel that saw a rise in anti-tourism sentiment across Europe, the emergence of beg-packing in Asia, and an explosion of naked tourism and public pooping. No wonder locals have...

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How to Dress For Winter Trips (Plus Packing Tips!)

by Becky @ Becky – sightDOING (Hands-On / Interactive Travel)

I first published this post in 2014 when I had a winter full of chilly travel: Iceland, Spokane, and Quebec.  It was fabulous and I didn’t let the cold bother me — kind of like this week’s “bomb cyclone” on the east coast.  It was six degrees Farenheit this morning when I took my dog outside.  SIX.  And surprisingly, it didn’t bother either of us!  Here’s how

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Blue River Hotel 3

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

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 […]

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!

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

Land & Sea Tours in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

by Drew @ Teacher Trekker

Travelers visiting Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and the surrounding Baja California strip of Mexico have the opportunity to partake in a variety of day trips and excursions. There are both land and sea tours available. They can…

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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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Hotel Review – Four Points by Sheraton Agra

by Sally @ our3kidsvtheworld

Agra, being home to the Taj Mahal, sees more than its fair share of tourists. There are many hotels near this grand monument to love and it can be confusing knowing which are the better ones. Particularly which are the better hotels near the Taj Mahal. As we discovered, Agra is best enjoyed over at least 2 days as there is more to this ancient capital than just visiting the Taj Mahal. You can take in the Taj Mahal on a day trip from either Jaipur or Delhi...

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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.

Saigon Central Post Office

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

How to Choose a Crossfit Affiliate While Traveling

by Drew @ Teacher Trekker

Where you travel will determine your ability to locate Crossfit affiliates worldwide. At times there will be no Crossfit affiliate at which to train, so you will need to come up with another solution. In other instances there may only…

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Treat Yourself to The Best Pizza in Oaxaca At La Matatena Pizzeria

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A profile of a new restaurant serving the best pizza in Oaxaca, with both gluten free and vegan pizzas in addition to regular thin crust, crunchy pies.

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Ben Thanh Market

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

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.

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