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Kapadokya (Turkiye part 4)

Kapadokya (Turkiye part 4)

by noreply@blogger.com (Niantiaulia) @ Goodnight and Go

Finally, sampai juga di penghujung tahun 2014, bertepatan dengan itu, saya berusaha untuk melengkapi postingan saya mengenai Turki dengan bagian terakhir yaitu tentang Kapadokya (Cappadocia in English). Keinginan saya mengunjungi Kapadokya tentunya karena keunikan landscape di kota ini yang very otherworldly menurut saya. Banyak juga menobatkan Kapadokya sebagai a must visit place before you die. Uniknya landscape Kapadokya ini kabarnya menginspirasi George Lucas untuk set film Star Wars, Planet Tatooine yang merupakan tempat asal Luke Skywalker, malah sebenarnya tadinya akan dijadikan tempat syuting film tersebut namun karena alasan politik tidak dapat dilakukan di sini, kalau tidak salah akhirnya syuting dilakukan di Tunisia (tidak tahu dimana tepatnya ya). 

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China Town walking tour with the Canadian lady

by editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Tour name: CHINA TOWN Guides: Minh Tâm Guest: Wendy, Canada Time:19/01 Pickup address: Vietnamese Homestay Itinerary: Dimsum Ha Ton Quyen Street- Thien Hau Temple-Tam Son Temple-Quan Cong Temple-Binh Tay Market Picking up I picked her up at the hotel at 2 pm. She was waiting for me in the lobby, we recognize each other at […]

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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

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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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

Many great reasons to visit Kilkenny, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

From the hole in the wall pub run by the towns cardiologist, who was the doctor for Metallica, to the milk bar where you can get a whisky, to the hospitable publicans at the …

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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.

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...

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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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

Saigon Central Post Office

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Silverland Sakyo Hotel and Spa

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The Rex Hotel

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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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Thai Nguyen City Vietnam

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

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

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“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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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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How to celebrate Easter in Coleraine, Northern Ireland

by Leanne Dunlop @ Indie Travel Podcast

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

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17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Vietnam is one of the most rewarding places you can visit, but you need to be aware of these 17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam. From the frenetic cities of Ho …

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Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

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 …

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

by Sebastian Wojnar @ Indie Travel Podcast

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

Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

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

6 REASONS WHY MANILA IS NOW A GREAT DESTINATION TO SPEND YOUR HOLIDAYS

by Bliss Saigon @ Bliss Saigon Magazine

No matter your reason for visiting, Manila the cultural, economic, and educational center of the Philippines has something for everyone!

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 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....

A Singaporean’s Guide to the Work and Holiday Visa Programme in Australia

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48 hours in Helsinki, Finland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

What to see, what to do, where to stay and where to eat when you have 48 Hours in Helsinki, a city that will pleasantly surprise you. As the capital city of Finland, spendin…

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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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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...

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.

Because the magic of Siquijor is Paliton Beach; not witchcraft, nor black magic, and definitely not voodoo!

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

When we mention Siquijor, what often comes to our minds are kulam (witchcraft), black magic, mystic, sorcery, and the official name, the Island of Fire (Isla Del Fuego). So many negative notions with this town, that most people are reluctant to visit the island. But the truth is, Siquijor is a very beautiful island, and safe. The Philippines is an archipelago, gifted with so many remote islands and Siquijor is one of them. The natural beauty of the Cambughay Falls, Salagdoong Beach, to the old balete tree (strangler fig tree) which is believed to be enchanted, captivated me! But I have to say that my favorite place in Siquijor is the gorgeous and secluded beach of Paliton. The Paliton Beach, called the little Boracay of Siquijor, boasts a powdery white sand, blue and green waters, and giant palm trees. They say sunset is so dramatic here too, that’s why they call it the little Boracay of Siquijor. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to watch the sunset here. A perfect description of a tropical paradise. No crowd, no rubbish, only serenity, sparkling blue sea, fishing boats and genuine smiles of the local fishermen. Their smile is so unpretentious that you have to give […]

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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.

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

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.

Top 5 things to do in London

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

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

Phu Luong Thai Nguyen

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

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

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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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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.     […]

A weekend in Saigon

A weekend in Saigon


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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

Top 20 FREE things to do in New York City

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

New York City is one of the most visited cities in the world, and here is a list of the Top 20 FREE things to do in New York City. Just walking around the city is enough to keep y…

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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 …

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

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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The 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...

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.

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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23 Best Things to Do & Places to Go in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Cádiz in Spain will be the next Hot Spot Travel Destination

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I am calling it here and now; Cádiz in Spain will be the next Hot Spot Travel Destination. I probably shouldn’t tell people this and ruin what is one of the most delight…

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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

Visiting the Seaside Town of Weymouth in England

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Located just 20 minutes from Portland, we spent a day Visiting the Seaside Town of Weymouth in England. Weymouth is the archetypal English seaside holiday destinatio…

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‘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

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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Visiting Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

A screaming kid with a gold fist; a woman who looks like me first thing in the morning and yes, we were Visiting Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway.

Frogner Park is the largest p…

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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.)

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

Free Walking Tour in Saigon (yes, they have it!)

Free Walking Tour in Saigon (yes, they have it!)

by noreply@blogger.com (Niantiaulia) @ Goodnight and Go

This post is really real time as I'm so excited and I want to put it in writing as soon as possible before it is evaporated and forgotten. I have been in Saigon for a week this time around and will be staying here for about a month, but I have visited Saigon also back in last October, June, and July with a total period of about 1 month for work. As for Vietnam, I have visited this country 4 years back in 2010, so I did and went already to those of main attractions, Cu Chi Tunnel, Mekong Delta, museums, and other landmark in the city. So, last Jun when I spent weekend in Saigon, I was actually looking for other activity to do in this city, aside from shopping (which I did as well).

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How to get around New Zealand podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

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

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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7 Travel Tips For Every Hijabi

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

7 Travel Tips For Every Hijabi. Hijabi is women or girl who wears the Islamic head-covering respectfully, called Hijab. This article has been written by a guest co…

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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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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 […]

Lam Binh Tuyen Quang

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

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

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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

Vo Nhai Thai Nguyen

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

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

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Com Suon Nuong

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Com Suon Nuong Here at Street Foodies Saigon, we are unabashed lovers of all things pork. And in the great city of Ho Chi Minh City, you can’t walk more than a block before running into a vendor that sells some form of pork deliciousness. Most likely than not, if you see some smoke as […]

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

“Expat Living Singapore” talks about us!

by Ngoc-Phung Tran @ Urban Tales

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

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How-to guide to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

by Beth Leslie @ Indie Travel Podcast

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

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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Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

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 […]

Korea’s Launching A Grand Shopping Festival on 18 January

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Nice travel guide: what to do in Nice, France

by Mandy Nicholls @ Indie Travel Podcast

Amazing beaches, delicious food, connections with France, Italy, and Monaco -- what isn't to love! Find out what to do, where to stay, and how to enjoy Nice, France, in our Nice travel guide.

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

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

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 […]

How to be a tourist in your own backyard podcast

by Craig and Linda @ Indie Travel Podcast

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

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 …

Visit Hook Lighthouse, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

An excellent day trip from the charming town of Kilkenny in Ireland is to go and visit Hook Lighthouse, the oldest operational lighthouse in the world.Hook Lighthouse …

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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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The Perk of Business Trip

The Perk of Business Trip

by noreply@blogger.com (Niantiaulia) @ Goodnight and Go


Hello All,

Tulisan kali ini akan singkat saja sepertinya, tujuannya untuk memperbanyak postigan di tahun ini (karena so far baru 2, hiks) dan tentunya untuk berbagi pengalaman dengan para pembaca sekalian. Kali ini topik yang akan saya bagi adalah sesuai judulnya yaitu keuntungan yang bisa kita dapat dari business trip. Saya termasuk orang yang cukup beruntung dimana pekerjaan saya mengharuskan saya untuk travelling ke berbagai negara, so far seringnya dalam lingkup South East Asia (SEA) saja sih, tapi tetap lumayan. Sebenernya tergantung orangnya juga, untuk orang yang tidak suka traveling mungkin pekerjaan seperti saya jadi tidak menguntungkan. Percaya atau tidak, setelah perjalanan ke Eropa saya di tahun 2011 saya sempat menulis di blog ini juga untuk resolusi di tahun 2012, pada saat itu saya baru akan mencari pekerjaan baru, ini kata-kata yang saya tulis: "bisa mendapatkan pekerjaan yang mendukung minat jalan-jalan saya". Pada saat itu saya belum even mulai mengupdate CV untuk apply-apply, saya baru mulai bekerja di bulan Maret 2012 and ternyata so far wish saya itu terwujud loh pemirsa. Makanya, lagi-lagi saya berkesimpulan, if you have any wishes, try to write it down, makes it closer to reality aja dan in my cases, some of those wishes are eventually coming true, so far belum semuanya tapi sesuatu banget kan?
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How to spend half a day in Graz, Austria

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

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

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

Pamukkale (Turkiye part 3)

Pamukkale (Turkiye part 3)

by noreply@blogger.com (Niantiaulia) @ Goodnight and Go

Hai para pembaca...masih tentang Turki nih, jadi ada 2 kota lain yang saya kunjungi di Turki, Kapadokya dan Pamukkale, walaupun sebenarnya saya ke Kapadokya dulu, namun saya akan menceritakan tentang Pamukkale dulu yah, alasannya karena, saya sudah memilih-milih foto yang bisa ditampilkan untuk Pamukkale, percayalah memilih-milih foto itu suatu pekerjaan yang sangat membutuhkan waktu lama lhooo.. (at least buat saya sih). Ketertarikan saya ke Pamukkale disebabkan salah satu artikel yang di post salah seorang teman bahwa Pamukkale merupakan one of the strangest landscape on earth, dan begitu saya browsing lebih lanjut foto-fotonya....ahh semakin pengen deh ke sana. Pamukkale merupakakan bahasa Turki yang kalau diterjemahkan secara harfiah menjadi Cotton Castle, karena memang bentuknya seperti gumpalan kapas.

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Don't ever lose hope!

by noreply@blogger.com (Niantiaulia) @ Goodnight and Go

Haloo...
Seperti biasa kalau sudah agak lama tidak menulis saya akan memulai dengan menuliskan sesuatu yang mudah, simple, dan masih segar dalam ingatan. Yup, kejadian ini baru saja terjadi 2 hari yang lalu, tepatnya hari Sabtu ketika saya dalam perjlananan dari Hotel menuju Airport Suvarnabhumi di Bangkok.

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Singkat kata telepon selular (selanjutnya sebut saja ponsel untuk mempersingkat penulisan) saya tertinggal di taksi yang membawa saya dari hotel ke airport. Sedikit background, ponsel saya ini tipe Nexus 4 yang sudah saya miliki sejak 2013, tapi saya suka sekali dengan ponsel ini. Akibat dari tertidur di taksi saya yang masih agak mengantuk langsung membayar taksi dan melupakan ponsel saya, baru beberapa langkah memasuki gedung airport baru saya menyadari bahwa ponsel saya tertinggal di taksi, yah, saya hanyalah seorang manusia modern yang mempunyai ketergantungan pada ponsel sehingga tidak membutuhkan waktu yang lama untuk saya menyadarinya, well there's always a positive side in everything, right?

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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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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

My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

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...

A Study Reveals Singapore As The Most Expensive Holiday Destination – But Is This True?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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

BEST WORKSHOPS IN SAIGON THIS WEEK

by Bliss Saigon @ Bliss Saigon Magazine

Find and save ideas about this week workshops!

How to Spend 24 hours in Aarhus in Denmark

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

As the 2017 European Capital of Culture, here is how to Spend 24 hours in Aarhus in Denmark and make it a very worthwhile experience. In our opinion, Aarhus is a contempor…

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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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What to pack for travel with children

by Krystal Rogers-Nelson @ Indie Travel Podcast

Packing for travel with children is quite a different experience to packing for solo or couples' travel. Check out our packing tips for traveling with kids.

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.