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“The Little King,” Le Petit Parisien: journal quotidien du soir, 25 October 1895

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

M. Rousseau, Governor-General of Indo-China, is on his way to France. We know that he was recently elected as a senator of Finistère. And since, on the eve of his departure from Tonkin, he went to visit the king of Annam in Hue, the rumour has circulated that this was a farewell visit, and that […]

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Free Walking Tours

Free Walking Tours


ho chi minh free tours

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

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.

Hotels in Vietnam.

Hotels in Vietnam.


Booking.com

Book a hotel in Vietnam online. Hotels from budget to luxury. Good rates. No reservation costs. Read hotel reviews from real guests.

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

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City


Traveller

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

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

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


Justgola

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

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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Li'l C - Big Shoe Lady

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Stray invests into Australia

by admin @ Stray Asia – Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

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

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SAIGON FREE WALING TOURS

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

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

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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Sophie’s Art Tour on CNN Go

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

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!

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.

Cambodia travel handbook

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

Cambodia travel handbook Cambodia is a great experience for the Buddhists who are interested in exploring the ruins of the past as well as fascinated tourists by the wild beauty of creation. Therefore, traveling to Cambodia and checking out the sights in Siem Riep. This guide will give you everything you need to know about […]

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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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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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Golden Tourism Week to be launched in Hue relic site

by Hà Nguyễn @ Free Tour Guides

A “Golden Tourism Week”, the third of its kind this year, will take place in the Hue relic site, a UNESCO-recognised World Heritage, in the central Thua Thien-Hue province from December 25-31.

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How to get Vietnam tour packages from India?

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

How to get Vietnam tour packages from India? Vietnam tour packages from India bring the experiences of a country filled with the captivating natural beauty and tranquil village life. The cuisines are fresh, fragrant and flavorsome; the local people are friendly, kindly and welcoming. You can find the differences from the shimmering green rice paddies […]

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Saigon Free Walking Tours

Saigon Free Walking Tours


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Highly recommended destinations for the trips from Saigon

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

When in Saigon, a foreign tourist might be confused and not knowing where to go because of many destinations in this lovely city. But worry no more! Below are some of the best destinations for your trips from Saigon, the second biggest city of Vietnam. >> Walking – the best way to explore all the […]

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Mekong Delta tourism plan by 2020 approved

by Hà Nguyễn @ Free Tour Guides

The Prime Minister has approved the master plan for developing tourism in the Mekong Delta by 2020 and vision to 2030. >>Piloting electronic visa issuance for foreigners >>Foreigners may be barred from being tour guides The plan aims to develop tourism to its full potential so it may contribute to the country’s tourism development and

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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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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.

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food Walking Tour By Night - Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food Walking Tour By Night - Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats


Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

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

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

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


Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

Useful guides for the-first-time travelers in Saigon

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

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

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THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

“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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An Illustrated Guide To Vietnam’s Motorbikers

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

The must-have experiences in Hoi An

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

The must-have experiences in Hoi An Coming to Hoi An, you will either be immersed in a special atmosphere of hundreds-year-old old busy streets by Thu Bon river bank or relax on white sandy beaches of Cua Dai, An Bang. Hoi An is also known as a town rich of local specialities and peaceful villages. […]

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The Rex Hotel

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Notre Dame Cathedral

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Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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The Ocean road Vung Tau Ho Tram Phan Thiet

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

The Ocean road Vung Tau Ho Tram Phan Thiet Although Vietnam has plenty of nice roads for cyclists, it’s sometimes difficult to find one where you can feel like it’s only you, your bicycle and the scenery. The Ocean road from Vung Tau to Phan Tiet along the coast belongs to that special category, specially […]

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

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

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

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Sophie’s Art Tour launching in 2012

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

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

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

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

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

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


Saigon Free Day Tours

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

Spa & Massage

by @ MEKONG TOURS

Enjoy the day and relax with the unique Spa and Massage Tour package in Can Tho city. You will be picked up at your hotel by your personal driver (included in price). We will stop at a nice local restaurant, where some small healthy snacks and drinks are served (included in price). Then you will … Continue reading Spa & Massage

What to see in South Vietnam in your Vietnam tour packages

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

What to see in South Vietnam in your Vietnam tour packages Are you planning a Vietnam tour this time? Are you looking for information for your trip in Vietnam? In this article, I want to list the places not to miss during your trip to South Vietnam. Located on the coast of Southeast Asia, the […]

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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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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

Piloting electronic visa issuance for foreigners

by Hà Nguyễn @ Free Tour Guides

The government has submitted to the National Assembly a draft decree on granting electronic visas to foreigners. If approved, it will be carried out for 2 years starting January 1, 2017. >>Hanoi Museums Seek to Draw Visitors >>Ten Countries to Join Int’l Puppetry Festival in Hanoi In the pilot period After the pilot period, the

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Home - Saigon Boat Company

Home - Saigon Boat Company


Saigon Boat Company

Boat tours on the Saigon River.

Trekking Fansipan A lifetime experience

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

Trekking Fansipan A lifetime experience Located in northwest of the country, Sapa hides many wonders of the natural scenes and people. Although Sapa is not far-off destination, it is enough to get away from it all. It is an attractive town with majestic mountain views; the Sapa market which is bustling in the morning and […]

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Eating it Raw in the Largest Fish Market in South Korea – Jagalchi Market

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Busan’s Jagalchi Market (자갈치시장), the largest fish market in South Korea, has taken up two very different places in my memory. The first one is a very positive place, where the memories of incredible lunches, lively atmospheres, excitement and intrigue all sit. The second place is dark. It’s usually avoided at all costs. This memory [...]

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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

Shangli Ancient Village // This is Sichuan, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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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 […]

High 5 Art And Weekend

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

Ho Chi Minh Free Tours

Ho Chi Minh Free Tours

by hochiminhfreetours @ ho chi minh free tours

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

War Remnants Museum

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Sun Group resort named world’s leading luxury resort for third time

by Hà Nguyễn @ Free Tour Guides

The InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort of Vietnam’s estate developer Sun Group has been honored by the World Travel Awards as the World’s Leading Luxury Resort 2016. >>Hai Nam Assembly Hall in Hoi An opens to tourists >>Initiative aims to boost tourism in Mekong area Sun Group resort named world’s leading luxury resort for third

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Useful tips before you go

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

Useful tips before you go A trip to Vietnam is an adventure! It will open a new window for you to see lives in the world. Whether you come for a week or a month, you will be welcomed, celebrated, and made to feel like home. Vietnam will grab hold of your heart and won’t […]

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Initiative aims to boost tourism in Mekong area

by Hà Nguyễn @ Free Tour Guides

The Mekong Initiative for Startup Tourism (MIST) has been launched in HCM City to boost investment and innovation in the tourism sector in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. >>Activities to Celebrate Hanoi’s Liberation Day >>Hanoi to Clear West Lake of Food, Tour Vessels About Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office The MIST founders are the Mekong Tourism

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Floating Market Tour

by @ MEKONG TOURS

We offer two tour options for Floating Market Tours in Can Tho, either a longer 7 hour tour visiting both markets (Phong Dien and Cai Rang), gardens, canals and stops at sights of interest for $US47 per boat (up to 3 people/US$12 additional passengers), or a shorter tour visiting the closer Cai Rang market for $US29 per boat (up to … Continue reading Floating Market Tour

Christina's Saigon

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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!

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.

5 reasons we prefer bicycles over motorbikes

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

5 reasons we prefer bicycles over motorbikes In a motorbike country like Vietnam, where locals use their vehicle for anything you can imagine (and even things you would never imagine) traveling by motorbike can be very tempting. Roads are decently paved, the traffic is not so dense out of big cities and the weather is […]

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Blue River Hotel 3

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Sophie’s Art Tour Launches Today!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

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.

Escape Hunt Experience Ho Chi Minh City

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Cantho Food Tour

by @ MEKONG TOURS

Join our Local Can Tho Street Food Tour and explore Cantho life through the food we eat. Learn more about our food and the culture of the Mekong-Delta. Just pay for the food and tip the guide whatever you think is appropriate at the end of the tour (recommended 5 USD). “A fantastic food walking … Continue reading Cantho Food Tour

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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Free Full-Day Hanoi Walking Tour - Free Tour Guides

Free Full-Day Hanoi Walking Tour - Free Tour Guides


Free Tour Guides

Free Full-Day Hanoi Walking Tour-Explore Hanoi on an intimate and fully immersive Hanoi free walking full-day tour, with the kids who live there.

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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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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About

by @ MEKONG TOURS

Mekong Tours Information Bureau is your friendly local tour and hotel provider operating from Can Tho city since 2009. We offer tours to floating markets, motorbike tours with young guides, pay what you like food tours, kids tours and customized travel tours in the Mekong Delta. If we hear that you found our tours ‘lovely’ … Continue reading About

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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Vietnam Showcase: ex Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam Showcase: ex Ho Chi Minh City


Goway Travel

Goway’s 12-day Vietnam Showcase tour (ex Ho Chi Minh City) features Ho Chi Minh City, Dalat, Nha Trang, Hanoi and ...

Hai Nam Assembly Hall in Hoi An opens to tourists

by Hà Nguyễn @ Free Tour Guides

Hai Nam Assembly Hall has become a new sightseeing spot in the ancient town of Hoi An since it formally opened to the public on November 23. >>Piloting electronic visa issuance for foreigners >>Foreigners may be barred from being tour guides About Hai Nam Assembly Hall Hoi An Vice Chairman Nguyen Van Son said the

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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

Discover Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh city

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

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

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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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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 …

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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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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Welcome to Sophie’s Art Tour

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

The Youth of Today!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

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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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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Tourism boom: 25.4% rise in foreign visitors

by Hà Nguyễn @ Free Tour Guides

More than nine million foreigners visited Vietmam from January to November, up 25.4 per cent compared to the same period in 2015, the General Statistics Office (GSO) has revealed. >>Hai Nam Assembly Hall in Hoi An opens to tourists >>Initiative aims to boost tourism in Mekong area Tourism boom: 25.4% rise in foreign visitors The

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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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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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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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The first guests from 5 stars hotel

by fix @ Saigon Free Day Tours

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

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Ho Chi Minh City Free Walking Tours - Saigon Activities

Ho Chi Minh City Free Walking Tours - Saigon Activities


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

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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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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Cantho Food Tour

Cantho Food Tour


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Join our Local Can Tho Street Food Tour and explore Cantho life through the food we eat. Learn more about our food and the culture of the Mekong-Delta. Just pay for the food and tip the guide whate…

STATIC FRICTION – THE PROPELLER GROUP

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

Sai Gon City Walking Tour

by editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

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

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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.     […]

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

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

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

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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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Can Tho Hotels

by @ MEKONG TOURS

Enjoy one of the top ranked value hotels in Can Tho: Hotel Xoai | hotelxoai.com Book online now! or call us at ☏+84 907 65 29 27 Hotel ‘Xoai’ Can Tho welcomes International travelers since 2012. The hotel is centrally located in the Xuan Khanh quarter in vicinity to Can Tho University, the Tham Tuong … Continue reading Can Tho Hotels

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

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


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

Bicycle Tour

by @ MEKONG TOURS

Cycling in the countryside is one of the best ways to enjoy the nature of the Mekong delta on a beautiful afternoon. Accompanied by our friendly and informative tour-guide, you will ride with singing birds along fields and creeks, rest with a herbal tea in a local garden, visit a noodle factory, see a boat making wood … Continue reading Bicycle Tour

Cantho City Tour

by @ MEKONG TOURS

Cantho City Tour is a fun and educational experience! Markets, Pagodas, temples, riverside, Can Tho quay, Ho Chi Minh Statue, churches, spots to eat out, Vietnamese coffee, local ways of life and even a former prison – Just a few things you can experience on the historic Can Tho City Tour. The tour starts daily at … Continue reading Cantho City Tour

Up and Running!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

Saigon Central Post Office

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Hoa Vien Brauhaus

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Top 5 Markets in Cambodia and Vietnam

by guestwriter @ Stray Asia – Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

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

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Making a difference at the Laos Homestay Village

by Lisa Taylor @ Stray Asia – Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

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

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Hanoi’s old bike lovers

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

Hanoi’s old bike lovers A corner of the Thanh Nien Street by Hanoi’s West Lake in Hanoi is busy every weekend as old bicycle lovers gather to share experiences or trade their bikes.  Bike lovers discuss about their bikes and experiences when they gathered at a corner of the Thanh Nien Street by Hanoi’s West […]

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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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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

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

by guestwriter @ Stray Asia – Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

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

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Ho Chi Minh Museum

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Âm Binh ‘The Undead’: Pioneering Vietnamese Theatre

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

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

Sophie’s Art Talks: Vietnamese History in Colour

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

Foreigners may be barred from being tour guides

by Hà Nguyễn @ Free Tour Guides

Foreigners may no longer be licensed as tour guides in Vietnam, a conference on draft amendments to the Law on Tourism in Hanoi on November 7 heard. >>Activities to Celebrate Hanoi’s Liberation Day >>Hanoi to Clear West Lake of Food, Tour Vessels Foreigners may be barred from being tour guides Article 52 of the draft

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THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2 Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 8:00 AM* Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 50.000 VND/ person/ tour Note: ***scooter surcharge*** will be 70.000 VND/person/tour starts on 17th February 2016 * The tour will not available on Monday. **If you’d like to do tour at afternoon, please make reservation 24 hours prior to the […]

‘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

Visiting Saigon During TET – 2017

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

TET or Lunar New Year occurs at the end of January in 2017. The lead up to the Year of the Rooster will be very festive, but during the actual holiday period, the atmosphere around the country will change completely. The...

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“Excursion to Hue: Court, Palace and Tombs,” published for the Hanoï Exposition, 1902

by timdolinghcmc@gmail.com @ HISTORIC VIETNAM

Marred by the usual colonial condescension and obvious ignorance of Vietnamese art and architecture, this French article of 1902 is published here in translation only for its interesting historic references and intriguing images Indo-China has experienced a definitive rise under the impetus of a very talented governor, Paul Doumer. The visitor to the Exposition in […]

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Pho Binh Noodle Shop

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SAIGON STREET FOOD

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

Road show promotes Vietnam’s tourism in Indonesia

by Hà Nguyễn @ Free Tour Guides

A road show introducing Vietnamese tourism took place on December 5 in Jakarta, Indonesia. >>Mekong Delta tourism plan by 2020 approved >>Tourism boom: 25.4% rise in foreign visitors Road show promotes Vietnam’s tourism in Indonesia The programme is part of activities the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has organised to promote Vietnam’s image, culture

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

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

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

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8 fascinating experiences in the Highlands Center of Vietnam

by travelo @ Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats

8 fascinating experiences in the Highlands Center of Vietnam In late March 2016, Us 4 charming ladies from Travelo Vietnam Indochina had a week off to discover the prosperous Highland region. There are many interesting things that amazed us. Our experience for everyone who have chance to visit this land is not to miss the […]

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

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

Essential Packing List for Travelling Southeast Asia

by guestwriter @ Stray Asia – Southeast Asia Adventure Travel

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

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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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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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“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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Ghost Money: American artist retraces his steps through Vietnam

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

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

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 […]

WhyVietnam campaign kicks off soon

by Hà Nguyễn @ Free Tour Guides

Inspired by Vietnam’s timeless beauty and unexploited tourism potential, WhyVietnam campaign takes advantage of the emergence of social media, modern technology

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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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Bonsai Saigon River Cruise – Resurrection!

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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Silverland Sakyo Hotel and Spa

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