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Ho Chi Minh City is the largest in Vietnam. To travel to Ho Chi Minh City is to be introduced to a dramatic blending of old and new culture, a dynamic metropolis of skyscrapers and traffic juxtaposed with a lot of ancient temples and traditional markets.

The Epic Buffalo Run, The Length of Vietnam in 16 Nights, 17 Days - Backpackerbookings

The Epic Buffalo Run, The Length of Vietnam in 16 Nights, 17 Days - Backpackerbookings


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The Buffalo Run was born to share with travellers all the good stuff that’s off the beaten track in Vietnam. Our latest Buffalo Run now spans entirely across Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City! And just like our other two Buffalo Runs, The Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - is not your average trip!Over 17 days, you’ll have the opportunity to delve a little deeper to parts of Vietnam where very few people go. Some of the highlights include visiting endangered primates in the beautiful Cuc Phuong National Park, exploring one of the largest caves in the world, a scenic drive along the Hai Van pass made famous by the show Top Gear, sampling some of the world’s best coffee, tackling rapids while white water rafting and a cruise through canals of the Mekong Delta to name just a few. This trip certainly packs a punch!SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE - BOOK NOW!

Maximum of 900 guests allowed to visit Son Doong in 2018

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Oxalis tour operator, the only travel company allowed to organise tours to the well-known Son Doong Cave, in the central province of Quang Binh, officially opened its ticket sales to explore the world’s largest cave for 2018, with a route of four days and three nights. According to Oxalis General Director Nguyen Chau A, his company offered 460 slots in the first sale. This morning, about 250 guests already bought tickets. In 2018, Quang Binh province... read more

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A Comprehensive Guide to Vietnam Visas

by Scott Jones @ XO Tours Blog

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

Everything About Thailand

by nickbm @ Backpackerbookings

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HCM City – Cu Chi tunnel Tour

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

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

The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Gold medalist Shawn Johnson: I wouldn't let my daughter join gymnastics

Gold medalist Shawn Johnson: I wouldn't let my daughter join gymnastics

by Tracy Connor @ NBC News Top Stories

Shawn Johnson won gold in at the 2008 Olympics but now says USA Gymnastics is so broken she wouldn't let a child join the sport.

Bicycle Tour: Saigon to Hanoi

Bicycle Tour: Saigon to Hanoi


SpiceRoads Cycle Tours

Saigon to Hanoi by Bicycle | Experience Vietnam by bike, from Saigon to Hanoi

China September 1-14, 2012 Day 7

China September 1-14, 2012 Day 7

by mmphototours @ water buffalo – M&M Photo Tours Blog

Mid-way through our China trip we spend some relaxing time on and near the Li River.  We travel from Guilin to Yangshuo – this section is the masterpiece of any trip on the Li River through northeastern Guangxi Province.  Gorgeous Karst limestone peaks surprise at every bend.  Water buffalo patrol the fields, peasants reap rice […]

Gymnastics culture is rotten to the core. Larry Nassar is just the beginning.

Gymnastics culture is rotten to the core. Larry Nassar is just the beginning.

by Joan Ryan @ NBC News Top Stories

I wrote about the systemic child abuse occurring in elite gymnastics in 1995. Why has change taken so long?

HCM HOP ON – HOP OFF CITY TOUR

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

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

Mai Chau – Pu Luong Off-road Motorcycle Tour 3 Days – 2 Nights

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

This 3 day motorcycle tour from Hanoi is the choice for riders which is customized for both on and off-road riders. We mostly ride on the beautiful back-roads to remoted beautiful hill tribe villages where we will stay with the local family. If you are looking for an on and off-road motorbike tour from Hanoi. […]

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Good Morning Vietnam

Good Morning Vietnam

by mmphototours @ water buffalo – M&M Photo Tours Blog

After an awesome shoot in Laos, our group moved to Vietnam to continue our frame-making joyous journey.  This land is full of great places to shoot including terraced rice paddies, hill tribe folk, Ha Long Bay, and the Tay Ninh region.  But this first shot comes from a tribe near Sapa.  These ornate headdresses confirm tribal status […]

Cao son market

by Duy Nguyễn @ Sapa Luxury Travel

Located in Cao Son Commune, Muong Khuong district, Lao Cai province, Cao Son market is 80 km away from Sapa town. Tourists coming here will have a chance to observe and learn about the ethnic life and culture of 4 big villages in Cao Son commune, Muong Khuong district. How to access Cao Son market […]

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Hanoi’s best boutique hotels

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Hanoi might be famous for its impenetrable walls of Vespas, but the city isn’t quite as chaotic as it’s chalked up to be. Wandering about the capital of Vietnam, travelers expecting a wild urban adventure might be pleasantly surprised to also find quiet, leafy streets and hidden coffee shops. One of the most charming aspects of the city is the plethora of restored neoclassical and Gothic architecture — a holdover from the city’s stint as a... read more

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Nine things we learned from the government shutdown

Nine things we learned from the government shutdown

by Chuck Todd and Mark Murray and Carrie Dann @ NBC News Top Stories

Democrats had less leverage than many of them believed, and other lessons from the weekend's shutdown showdown.

10 things to know before you go to Cambodia

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Cambodia is a beautiful country, rich in culture, customs and religion. Here are a few tips you should know before packing that will help enhance your trip to the Kingdom of Wonder. Buddhism Rules Monks walk through the streets of Phnom Penh |© Aleksandr Hunta / Shutterstock By nature, Cambodians are gentle so when you’re walking through the capital inappropriately sporting a bikini top or no shirt for men, don’t expect to be confronted. However, do... read more

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Nashville - Bachelorette Ideas

by Bostonblondie226 @ Fodor's Forum

I am planning a bachelorette party for Nashville -- probably 8 of us in total -- in April. Does anyone have thoughts on AirBnB vs Hotels? I am...

Location Guide: Ho Chi Minh City and Surrounds

Location Guide: Ho Chi Minh City and Surrounds


Travelling Solo

The final stop of our trip to Vietnam was Ho Chi Minh City. I’d been looking forward to returning to Ho Chi Minh City as it is the gateway to most of Vietnam’s tourist-friendly war site…

Ha Long Bay among Top 3 places to visit in Southeast Asia

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Ha Long Bay has been ranked third in a list of the 29 Best Places to Visit in Southeast Asia by Touropia, an international travel website featuring the most amazing sights around the world divided into various “Best of” lists. “Located in northeastern Vietnam, Ha Long Bay resembles a scene from a fantasy story with its thousands of limestone karst islands of different shapes and sizes,” the website explained. “Some of the islands contain lakes while... read more

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The Cao Son market in Sapa Lao Cai Vietnam

by Duy Nguyễn @ Sapa Luxury Travel

Sapa has many unique markets for the beautiful life of people living there. Traveling Sapa 3 days 2 nights, tourists can visit the Cao Son market a large market with many inhabitants coming from Mong or Dao ethnic groups. The Cao Son market crowded and bustling From Lao Cai, along with the 4D national highway, […]

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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.

Off-Road Essentials: New Year Makeover

by Julian @ Asia Motorcycle Tours – Ride Expeditions

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A serious rat problem in Paris.

by NYCFoodSnob @ Fodor's Forum

I witnessed this issue over the holidays while visiting Paris. I thought I might post about it sooner, but then I hesitated, knowing how the...

China September 1-14, 2012 Day 8

China September 1-14, 2012 Day 8

by mmphototours @ water buffalo – M&M Photo Tours Blog

Today was a relaxed day that gave us a lot of free time.  We had some in the group that decided to sleep in, some that went out early and shot the morning activities of the locals, one who decided to take the morning off to edit images, and Ron & I that were out […]

Tanzania – wonderful wildlife safaris

Tanzania – wonderful wildlife safaris

by mmphototours @ water buffalo – M&M Photo Tours Blog

Every year M&M ventures to Tanzania in January and sometimes in August to witness two of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth.  In January I call it the reverse migration when wildlife returns to Tanzania from Kenya.  This is the calving season for many of the hoofed animals – zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, impala, and more.  It makes for […]

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...

E-cigs hook teens, but safer for adult smokers

E-cigs hook teens, but safer for adult smokers

by Maggie Fox @ NBC News Top Stories

E-cigarettes may be a less dangerous way to use tobacco, but vaping can hook teens and young adults and raise their risk of becoming smokers, a report finds.

Addicts who lived at Florida sober home called 'No Drug Zone' overdosed

Addicts who lived at Florida sober home called 'No Drug Zone' overdosed

by Lisa Riordan Seville and Anna R. Schecter @ NBC News Top Stories

Mikaya Feucht's mother told sober home operator Albert Jones she'd see him in court after her daughter overdosed and died. Jones just pleaded guilty to fraud.

Countdown to Vietnam: 15 days to go!

by Una-Minh @ Before My Mam Dies

Holy banana boats, the deadline is looming. This year I bought airline tickets for myself and Mom to go to Vietnam. This will be her fifth and my fourth time back and we’ve been slowly planning our trip for the past few months. You can read about last year’s trip here. Admittedly we’ve both been […]

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Buenos Aires ~ Starting our Intrepid Tour, Food and Tango

Buenos Aires ~ Starting our Intrepid Tour, Food and Tango

by Tim and Joanne Joseph @ A Note From Abroad

January 7th On the evening of the 6th, we were scheduled to meet up with our new Intrepid Tour group at our hotel. It turns out to be a very small group with four from Australia, two from the UK, … Continue reading

3 day itinerary in Hoi An

by Thinh Bui @ Hoi An Cycling

Based on many years of experience working in the tourism industry, Local Man (Tin Tin) has some ideal suggestions for a 3 day itinerary in Hoi An! Day 1 Shopping –enjoy the perfect shopping experience on the first day so you do not have to rush! Hoi An is world-famous for shopping and there is no […]

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Tuesday Travel Tips: My Carry On Must-Haves

by beyourowntravelbuddy @ Travelling Solo

International travel is never fun. If you’re an Aussie like me, getting anywhere outside of New Zealand or the Pacific Islands involves at least eight hours on a plane, which means at least hours trapped inside a metal box with recycled air. It’s not the most pleasant of experiences (unless you’re lucky enough to have […]

The Camino Diaries – Onwards to the Hot Springs of Caldas de Reis

by Una-Minh @ Before My Mam Dies

With two days to spend in Pontevedra before we bustled to Caldas de Reis, we explored every nook and cranny. Pontevedra has traditionally been a trading city, a Galician port that was the hub of sea-trading activity. It’s lively with so many places to see including the gorgeous Parador Pontevedra; a haven that felt like […]

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Two Days in Hanoi – How to Make the Most of It

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Small alleys crammed with food stalls, delicious smells filling the air of the quaint Old Town streets and imposing monuments honoring Vietnam’s rich and turbulent history— all that and more is Hanoi. If you are planning a short trip here and want to see all the main attractions, this two-day itinerary of the capital is […]

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USA 2K17 – Three Weeks To Go!

by beyourowntravelbuddy @ Travelling Solo

It’s three weeks today until I board a plane for my next adventure – eek! While it feels like I was just in America (how has it already been six months??), this next trip is again to the US of A. Normally I would never travel to the States in peak season (it goes against everything I […]

Kate Approved: Strategy

by ileen @ Kate DeLosso Travel

I miss those “freewheeling” “let’s just see what happens” kind of trips.  The ones where you start out the day just seeing where it goes – you may have done that kind of trip at one time.  I did.  But not anymore; I need a travel strategy.  Actually I need a life strategy but here Continue Reading

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by annmary @ Fodor's Forum

My husband and I are 60. We live in Australia. We are travelling to Canada then back to New York to fly home. I have booked New York but I need...

Cold Weather Motorcycle Riding: Protect and Survive

by Julian @ Asia Motorcycle Tours – Ride Expeditions

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Foreign tourists experience plowing rice paddies with water buffalo in Vietnam’s Sa Pa - Tuoi Tre News

Foreign tourists experience plowing rice paddies with water buffalo in Vietnam’s Sa Pa - Tuoi Tre News


Tuoi Tre News

Plowing paddy fields with water buffalo has become a unique and immersive tourist experiences for visitors

The Coc Ly Market in Lao Cai

by Duy Nguyễn @ Sapa Luxury Travel

Lao Cai province is famous for many unique markets with the specific beauty of inhabitants. The Coc Ly market in Lao Cai is also a popular market because of its specific characteristics. Exploring the Coc Ly market The Coc Ly market is held every Tuesday. Although the market is not large, it is very important […]

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Conquering Mount Fansipan the Right Way (Tallest Mountain in Vietnam)

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It was once only visited by adventure seekers fit enough to make the strenuous hike, but now this mountain offers a few different experiences for all types of travelers. Regardless of the new tram that brings […]

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The Best Place for Shopping in Saigon

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Motorcycle Live 2017: Ride Expeditions PHOTO FEST

by Julian @ Asia Motorcycle Tours – Ride Expeditions

Every November the motorcycle Industry heads to Birmingham for the annual celebration of biking that is Motorcycle Live. Spread over multiple halls in the vast NEC and including a free FMX show, it’s a chance for the British public to see the latest offerings from the manufacturers, fresh from their debuts at the EICMA show. Oh and to get some

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Saigon Night Life Dinner Cruise and AO Show

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

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

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh Luxury Bike Tour | Butterfield & Robinson

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh Luxury Bike Tour | Butterfield & Robinson


Butterfield & Robinson

Even with its vigorous economic growth, Vietnam is as charming, picturesque and wondrous as the first time we cycled here more than a decade ago.

Amazing South Vietnam Adventure – 8 Days

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

This is one of the best south Vietnam motorbike tour from Saigon/Ho Chi Minh city. Within only 8 days, you will have chance to visit almost grand central highlands Vietnam and south Vietnam. Especially, it is also the featured motorcycle tour  for both on amazing coastlines Vietnam, mountain and off-road riding. TOUR DETAIL Day 1: […]

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve On The Emerald Princess

Celebrating New Year’s Eve On The Emerald Princess

by Tim and Joanne Joseph @ A Note From Abroad

December 31st Before I talk about how New Years was celebrated, I want to mention our experience at the Platinum Photography Studio. (By the way, the professional shots on this page were NOT the ones from the Platinum Studio. Those will … Continue reading

Australia, Canada among 6 countries now eligible for Vietnam E-Visa program

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Citizens from six more countries will be able to apply for Vietnam visas online, according to new government decree. The updated policy was approved on November 29. According to VnExpress, travelers from Australia, Canada, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are now eligible to apply for an e-visa. The scheme is already available for tourists from 40 countries. The news source also added that the decision was made since arrivals from... read more

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Do You Want to be an Armchair Traveler?

by ileen @ Kate DeLosso Travel

As a mobility challenged traveler, when planning to travel anywhere, I ask myself a lot of questions.  How am I preparing for this trip?  Not who, what, when or when but how.  How am I going to manage any physical obstacles associated with this trip? Stairs, cobblestones, getting on/off motorcoaches, unfamiliar rest rooms, taking care Continue Reading

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...

The Sapa market a cultural beauty in highland

by Duy Nguyễn @ Sapa Luxury Travel

Tourists always attracted by the imposing scene and gentle inhabitants when coming to Sapa. A Sapa tour must be mentioned is the Northwest high markets. One of them is the Sapa market. Bustling atmosphere in the Sapa market The Sa Pa market opened up on Sundays in the district. People coming from remote areas often […]

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Ha Giang – Truly Bikers Paradise

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

Ha Giang By Motorcycle, a new trend for travelers to Vietnam Back to the old day, Ha Giang is not listed in the to-travel-list of wanderers. But nowadays, the extraordinary beauty of this Northernmost province of Vietnam has made it become totally attractive to exploration lovers. And if you desire to experience it thoroughly, a […]

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Location Guide: Ho Chi Minh City and Surrounds

by beyourowntravelbuddy @ Travelling Solo

The final stop of our trip to Vietnam was Ho Chi Minh City. I’d been looking forward to returning to Ho Chi Minh City as it is the gateway to most of Vietnam’s tourist-friendly war sites. My dad used to be a history teacher, and while I decided not to study history at university, it […]

Three Things Thursday: Planning Apps

by beyourowntravelbuddy @ Travelling Solo

It’s two months today until I’ll be leaving on my next trip to the USA (how is it mid-May already?!), and in addition to this, I’m also in the early stages of planning a YOLO trip to the UK after my thesis is handed in in late October/early November (a trip which has absolutely nothing […]

Giving back: six charities we supported in Vietnam this year

by Una-Minh @ Before My Mam Dies

“Pray for the dead. And fight like hell for the living!” – Mother Jones We’ve been back from Vietnam since the end of October and while we’re both settling into our normal lives at home, I’ve held off updating the blog a bit. Why? Well, we did so much over the course of the visit […]

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THE BEST MONTH TO VISIT VIETNAM? SEPTEMBER!

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Yes, Vietnam is a great country to travel all year round depending on the region – but if you ask us which time of the year we like to travel most, it’s definitely the month of September! Here’s why: It’s … Continue reading

Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 2: South Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

In this, the second part of our two-part series on avoiding common tourist scams in Vietnam, we focus on popular tourist destinations in the south of the country. Saigon, Nha Trang and Hoi An all have their fair share of scams and safety hazards that travelers should be aware of. (Read Part 1 of this series…

Ho Chi Minh Loop 3 days - TigitMotorbikes

Ho Chi Minh Loop 3 days - TigitMotorbikes


TigitMotorbikes

If you’re looking for an escape from it all, the Ho Chi Minh Loop offers a great chance to experience the best of Vietnam's countryside, southern highlands, and coast all in one package.

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...

Request Hotel contract

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

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

Traffic San Francisco to Emeryville

by JADSJBD @ Fodor's Forum

Hi all, We will be staying in the Marina District and leaving from Emeryville Amtrak supposedly at 8:20 am on a Friday. How much time should we...

USA 2K17 – Accommodation

by beyourowntravelbuddy @ Travelling Solo

I’ve previously mentioned that when traveling I like to stay in hotels whenever possible. In my last post, I also mentioned that due to a wedding, I would be heading to the USA in peak season and therefore doing my first full trip* in youth hostels. *okay, it’s 90% youth hostels. I did spring for […]

Trip Report Choquequirao Trek an amazing tour

by juangonzalesss1234 @ Fodor's Forum

Hi all, a week ago I did choquequirao trek and was fantastic, see the animals on the road and the plants around the mountains was incredible. All...

Transportation to Myakka state park, Sarasota, FL

by Cavangal @ Fodor's Forum

I enjoy short trips to Florida Gulfcoast. Have been to Myakka State Park previously and would like to know if there is anyway of getting there...

Bui Vien Walking Street Hotels

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

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

Riding the Reunification Express in Vietnam

Riding the Reunification Express in Vietnam


The Independent

It's a dilemma: “frog porridge Singapore-style” costs 40,000 Vietnamese dong (about £1.20) but plain “frog porridge” just 28,000. I study my laminated menu as we rattle on south through the night. Does “Singapore-style” mean a spicier sauce, perhaps, or bigger bits of frog?

8 things to do in Cat Cat village

by Duy Nguyễn @ Sapa Luxury Travel

Cat Cat village has long been an appealing tourist attraction in Sapa with lots of activities and features for visitors to spend their time experiencing them. Here are 8 things you shouldn’t miss. Taking photos. Taking photos of the wonderfully majestic view of the mountain range and the terraced rice fields stretching unlimited. You will […]

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It’s Mid-Autumn Festival Time… What is it?

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Today marks the beginning of the Mid-Autumn Festival! Named Têt Trung Thu in Vietnamese, it is also known as the Children’s festival. It is said that name came about, as it’s a way for parents to make up for the … Continue reading

Kate Approved: I Made a Mistake…

by ileen @ Kate DeLosso Travel

Yep, even a travel professional can make a mistake and this was truly my mistake. On our last cruise vacation, we arrived in Miami this night before the cruise departed.  So far, so good.  It was an early evening flight, so we didn’t arrive at the hotel until almost 9 PM and this was the Continue Reading

The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Vietnam – everyone should visit at least once in their life

Vietnam – everyone should visit at least once in their life

by mmphototours @ water buffalo – M&M Photo Tours Blog

Canon 5d Mark III, Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS @ 35mm, 1/100, f/9, ISO 400, Lexar Professional 600X Digital Film, Tiffen Circular Polarizer, BlackRapid Sport, Clik Elite Pro Express Ho Chi Minh is the father of modern Vietnam.  His mausoleum is pictured above.  We make a few historical stops every year depending on timing and weather.  […]

A taste of Hue: where the women are clearly the bosses

by Una-Minh @ Before My Mam Dies

The dragon boats are floating up and down Hue’s Perfume River as Mom and I sit under the canopy of the Truong Tien Bridge. Who’d want to eat in a dreary restaurant when you can get energy from this? The smell of barbecue hits you like a sixth sense, it takes over your body and you […]

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Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Bich Dong – Ninh Binh – Day Tour

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

Highlights: Discover the beauty Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam during the Dinh and Le dynasties. Vibrant green rice fields dotted with limestone outcrops will impress every visitor to the area. Enjoy a leisurely ninety minute sampan cruise through the caves of Tam Coc, a photographer’s dream with many opportunities at every turn. See […]

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How To Avoid Travel Scams In Vietnam

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

Like anywhere on this planet, scams are VERY common when you go traveling to other countries. At Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia here we lists some of the most common travel scams when you are on lifetime holiday in this amazing part of the world. To be honest, travel scams are more popular in a developing […]

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Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

by Tim and Joanne Joseph @ A Note From Abroad

December 30th Puerto Madryn is another stop where seeing penguins was the number one billed attraction. But unlike other areas of Argentina that had been colonized by conquistadors, this settlement began with 150 colonists from Wales, England who were seeking … Continue reading

The art of crossing the streets in Vietnam…..

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Locals or anyone who has lived in Vietnam a long time, who have observed the traffic, will see it as though they are watching a perfectly coordinated ballet performance of people, motorbikes, cars, buses or even the occasional chicken. If … Continue reading

Crazy Buffalo Nightclub Saigon - Nightclub in Pham Ngu Lao Street

Crazy Buffalo Nightclub Saigon - Nightclub in Pham Ngu Lao Street


vietnam-guide.com

Crazy Buffalo Nightclub Saigon is the place to go if you’re looking to party all night long in Ho Chi Minh City. Set in the middle of the Pham Ngu Lao backpackers district, the place can hardly be missed thanks to its convenient location and massive neon signage

Vietnam Backpacker Hostels Grateful of No Serious Injuries in recent Public Ferry Collision

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

On 1 January 2017, a scheduled public ferry carrying passengers from Cat Ba Island to Hai Phong Harbor, Vietnam made contact with a bridge pylon. The accident resulted in damage to the ferry’s bow, and several seats inside the passenger … Continue reading

Rated and Reviewed: The Tour Groups We Used in Vietnam 2016 - Before My Mam Dies

Rated and Reviewed: The Tour Groups We Used in Vietnam 2016 - Before My Mam Dies


Before My Mam Dies

From confirming flights and hotels to paying off tour groups and liaising with airport pickups, a lot went into our three week holiday.

Off Road Essentials: Should I wear a neck brace?

by Julian @ Asia Motorcycle Tours – Ride Expeditions

The post Off Road Essentials: Should I wear a neck brace? appeared first on Asia Motorcycle Tours - Ride Expeditions.

3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

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

Cambodia: Ancient Temples, Floating Villages

Cambodia: Ancient Temples, Floating Villages

by mmphototours @ water buffalo – M&M Photo Tours Blog

As we move to Cambodia, the group gets immediately immersed in the life of the local folk on the floating villages of Tonle Sap.  These hearty people have built their entire existence around fishing from the lake.  Their homes either float or are built on stilts and they even keep a supply of regular farm livestock for […]

Halong Bay 1 Day Trip

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

Halong Bay (Day Trip) Experience one of Vietnam’s top attractions, the World heritage listed Ha Long bay, on this day tour with Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia crew. Enjoyable journey cross the bay on board this Vietnamese-style junk and feast on fresh seafood bought from local fishermen, visiting one of the gorgeous caves in this area, […]

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Buenos Aires ~ Opera House (Teatro Colon) Tour

Buenos Aires ~ Opera House (Teatro Colon) Tour

by Tim and Joanne Joseph @ A Note From Abroad

January 5th We had a rainy day, which was refreshing after the oppressive high heat of the previous day. With our light weight rain jackets, we were prepared, and off we went to get our tickets to tour Teatro Colon, … Continue reading

Family Travel Goals

by beyourowntravelbuddy @ Travelling Solo

I was pretty lucky to be born into a family who love – and prioritise – travel. While I didn’t go on my first overseas holiday until I was fourteen, I grew up with family members constantly heading overseas and therefore always hearing stories of their travels. My parents even waited twelve years after meeting […]

CAMBODIA – Water Buffalo Cart Ride, Floating Village, National Museum

CAMBODIA – Water Buffalo Cart Ride, Floating Village, National Museum


A Note From Abroad

Wednesday, March 24th – Morning in Siem Reap, and late afternoon flight to Ho Chi Minh Driving a short way outside of Siem Reap, we passed by rolling hills and farm land. The soil is parched …

Summer Special Offer! The Hanoi to Saigon Buffalo Run

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

  We couldn’t be prouder of our Hanoi to Saigon Buffalo Run. Taking you to everywhere that makes Vietnam so damn great, many years of hard work have gone into designing this adventure. And this summer we are offering an … Continue reading

Adventure Motorcycle Tours: Guided versus Independent

by Julian @ Asia Motorcycle Tours – Ride Expeditions

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Hidden Hanoi: How to get the most out of Vietnam’s capital

by Una-Minh @ Before My Mam Dies

While there’s plenty to see in Hanoi, for people like us who have visited all the major tourist attractions, we’re always on the lookout for something different. Too many times have we read guides who claim that seeing the Temple of Literature, the Water Puppet Show and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum are “hidden gems” […]

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Top Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Top Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam


TripSavvy

Suggestions for things to do in Ho Chi Minh City. Get the scoop on sites, markets, and interesting things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

SAIGON UNSEEN SCOOTER TOUR

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

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

Kate Approved: Traveling with a Partner

by ileen @ Kate DeLosso Travel

When you acknowledge that you have some “issues” in mobility, hearing, medical or just getting older, I strongly suggest you travel with another person.  In my case, I am fortunate to a have a great husband who is most often my traveling partner.  But I have traveled with a sibling, colleague or friend, someone who Continue Reading

Taxi in Vietnam

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Moving around Vietnam by which means of transport will give you the easiest and relaxed time ever? The answer will be sure taxi even though it can be a bit pricey right? However, compared to money you have to pay back when you’re in your country to Vietnam, sure, you will think it’s not so expensive anymore. However, we still need to be aware of the rip-off taxi scam which can make everyone shock when open... read more

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Monday Money: How I Afford to Travel as a Student

by beyourowntravelbuddy @ Travelling Solo

I travel a lot, but at the end of the day I am just a University student who works casually as a gym attendant. I’m not exactly raking in the cash, and yet, I plan overseas holidays at every available opportunity without loans or credit card debt. The biggest tip I can give you so […]

Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back to the Community)

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The phrase “socially responsible travel” is a new trend followed by travelers all over the world, in the context that traveling and experiencing new cultures is popular nowadays. Hanoi, renown for the chaotic Old Quarter, many little temples, Dong Xuan Market that sells household goods and street food, already has so much to offer. However, […]

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San Diego Beach Hotels

by tlk847 @ Fodor's Forum

My husband and I will be in San Diego for the first weekend in Feb. I am looking for a hotel near beach that has restaurants and bars within walking...

Magazine – Vietnam Motorbike Tours

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

TOUR MAGAZINE/ ARTICLES ABOUT VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR ASIA Motorbike tours have always been considered the most thrilling and intriguing kind of adventurous tours for speed lovers. Flying thousand miles away to Vietnam, possibly you will be blown away with the irresistibly enormous and outstanding beauty of Vietnam, where you are able to get disposed of cliche […]

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Transportation to Myakka state park, Sarasota, FL

by Cavangal @ Fodor's Forum

I enjoy short trips to Florida Gulfcoast. Have been to Myakka State Park previously and would like to know if there is anyway of getting there...

When Is The Best Time To Travel To Vietnam

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

When is the best  season/time to travel to Vietnam? This is a common question we hear very often, and one that is quite tricky to answer. There’s loads of information to be found about it, but being such a long and narrow country, the weather is quite diverse and there is almost no way to […]

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An Insider’s Guide to The Saigon River - The Christina's Blog

An Insider’s Guide to The Saigon River - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

Here is an insider’s guide to the Saigon River for those curious souls who want to know more about the river.

Tsunami alerts canceled for West Coast after massive quake

by Alastair Jamieson and Erik Ortiz and Alexander Smith and Emily Pandise @ NBC News Top Stories

A tsunami watch issued for coastal areas from Washington state to California was canceled nearly three hours after a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska.

A – Z of Off-Road: A Blagger’s Guide

by Julian @ Asia Motorcycle Tours – Ride Expeditions

The post A – Z of Off-Road: A Blagger’s Guide appeared first on Asia Motorcycle Tours - Ride Expeditions.

The Can Cau market in Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam

by Duy Nguyễn @ Sapa Luxury Travel

There are many unique markets attract tourists and visitors in Sapa. The Can Cau Market with beauties of inhabitants’ life is one of the large markets in Lao Cai. The Can Cau market with specific beauties The Can Cau Market located in Can Cau Commune, Si Ma Cai District, Lao Cai Province, about 30km from […]

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XO Tours in Hanoi

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

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

13 Things You Must Do in Vietnam – Vietnam Bucket List

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

From exploring the depths of a mysterious subterranean world to bargaining in a Mekong market, from sleeping under a bamboo roof in the mountains to scaling waterfalls in the Central Highlands, Vietnam is bursting with exciting things to do. In this XO blog post we outline the very best activities across the country – from…

Recent Editorial Assignments |

Recent Editorial Assignments |


Quinn Ryan Mattingly Photographer

Tearsheets and outtakes from a few recent editorial magazine assignments in Vietnam by photographer Quinn Ryan Mattingly

Delta Mini Hotel

by Duy Nguyễn @ Sapa Luxury Travel

Address: A15 Le Van Tam St., Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam. Situated in Sa Pa town, 2.2 km from Fansipan Legend cable car, Delta Mini Hotel features a restaurant and free Wi-Fi. There is a restaurant and free private parking on site. Each room at this hotel has air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with cable […]

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Trump slaps hefty tariffs on solar panels, washing machines

by @ NBC News Top Stories

The administration says the decision is part of Trump's pledge to put American companies and jobs first.

Water Buffalo Tours in Vietnam

Water Buffalo Tours in Vietnam


My Guide Vietnam

Water Buffalo Tours, Vietnam - Private day tours or tours for just a few hours in Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta and southern regions of Vietnam................

Comey, Sessions interviewed by Mueller's team in Russia probe

Comey, Sessions interviewed by Mueller's team in Russia probe

by Ken Dilanian and Julia Ainsley and Pete Williams and Hallie Jackson @ NBC News Top Stories

The special counsel's investigators have spoken to both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by President Trump.

Review: A Wonderful Cultural Experience of TEH DAR

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Last Friday, 4 members of our team had been invited to watch the Teh Dar show – an art performance depicts the lifestyle and culture of South West Vietnamese – an another version of the famous Ah Oh Show by Lune Production.   Teh Dar is described as a version of A O Show which features an exotic Vietnamese tribes life with the untold stories from the mountains and jungles. The performance exhibits an enchanting stage craft... read more

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Backpackerbookings-Trips

by nickbm @ Backpackerbookings

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by nickbm @ Backpackerbookings

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Water buffalo and its meaningful life in northwest Vietnam - Sapa Luxury Travel

Water buffalo and its meaningful life in northwest Vietnam - Sapa Luxury Travel


Sapa Luxury Travel

Water buffalo is more than once well-known as the symbol of Vietnam, a cultural land of the wet rice civilization. Under the space of modern life this honor animal little by little turn into a memory… but, it’s not that. Buffalo still keep doing well its mission in a land of nature, a land intact …

VBH Guide to Vietnamese TET New Year & The Year of the Rooster…

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

2017 represents the Year of the Rooster according to the zodiac. To the Vietnamese, the Rooster is one of the most important animals that govern human life. It’s an essential protein for nourishment but is also often used as an … Continue reading

Exclusive Travel Tips for Your Destination Sa Pa in Vietnam

Exclusive Travel Tips for Your Destination Sa Pa in Vietnam


Enchanting Travels

Discover Sa Pa during your private tour of Vietnam! ➤ Receive Sa Pa Travel Tips from our experts.

Buenos Aires ~ A few Highlights Including Colorful La Boca

Buenos Aires ~ A few Highlights Including Colorful La Boca

by Tim and Joanne Joseph @ A Note From Abroad

January 3 – 4th ~ Buenos Aires on our own Getting off of the ship went smoothly. We caught a cab at the terminal and arrived at our hotel by 10:00. We had made the decision to book Two Hotel, … Continue reading

December 2017 Newsletter

by Julian @ Asia Motorcycle Tours – Ride Expeditions

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Fun facts about Hanoi that you may not know…

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Hanoi translates to “city inside rivers” (there are nine lakes in the city). It’s historic and more formal name is Thang Long, which has a more bad-ass meaning “Ascending Dragon”! Hanoi is over a thousand years old! The city celebrated … Continue reading

Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips

Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips


the Guardian

Beautiful countryside, delicious food and fascinating culture ... readers share the most memorable places and experiences from their travels, often discovered in the company of knowledgeable locals

HCM City Hop on – Hop off

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

HCM City Hop on – Hop off Departure: 08:00 – 08:30 AM                                                                          Return: 06:00 – 06:30 PM ITINERARY of HO CHI MINH CITY BUS TOUR – “Hop on – Hop off” Departure: 23/9... Read More

The Ultimate Behind the Scenes Ship Tour on the Emerald Princess

The Ultimate Behind the Scenes Ship Tour on the Emerald Princess

by Tim and Joanne Joseph @ A Note From Abroad

December 29th ~ At sea Early in the cruise, I saw a notice in the daily Princess Patter that one could sign up for an optional behind the scenes tour, billed as the “Ships Ultimate Tour”. Tim had long wanted … Continue reading

Indochina 2012 tickler

Indochina 2012 tickler

by mmphototours @ water buffalo – M&M Photo Tours Blog

Canon 5DMKIII, Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS @ 60mm, 1/400, f/8, ISO 800, Tiffen Digital HT Polarizer, BlackRapid Sport, Clik Elite Pro Express The above image is titled “6 Faces” and is from The Bayon in Angkor Thom in Cambodia. We visit Indochina (Laos, Vietnam, & Cambodia) every October.  This is one of the best times […]

Tour Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in 7 days 6 nights package tour - Hanoi Travel Package

Tour Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in 7 days 6 nights package tour - Hanoi Travel Package


HVG Travel

Experience more, For those with limited time but wish to explore the highlights of Vietnam by visit the most 2 metropolis cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. You will experience the real Vietnam, the contrast of traditional and historical Hanoi which has been one of the few cities in Asia left entirely void...

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

by Graham Stein @ XO Tours Blog

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

Two dead, more than a dozen wounded in Kentucky school shooting

Two dead, more than a dozen wounded in Kentucky school shooting

by Ali Gostanian and Corky Siemaszko @ NBC News Top Stories

A 15-year-old male student at Marshall County High School in Benton was taken into custody and faces possible charges of murder and attempted murder, NBC News has confirmed.

Hoi An Cycling - Pedal, sweat and experience Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An Cycling - Pedal, sweat and experience Hoi An, Vietnam


Hoi An Cycling

Best Bicycle Tours In Hoi An, Vietnam

Vietnamese Street Food Tour

Vietnamese Street Food Tour


Back of the Bike Tours

The very best Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam food tour experience for YOU! Saigon's Street Food on the Back of a Motorbike! |*Rated 5 Stars*| Book Now!

Mekong Tours

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

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

05 Best Spas in Saigon

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

When in Saigon and getting tired after the long adventure, we’ve all been there! Finding a nice place to relax, treating yourself with nice massage and sauna seems kind of difficult as Saigon has too many places to choose from. Thus, with that in mind, we present to you 05 top spas so you can have easy time picking the suitable choice without wasting too much time and effort. Temple leaf Spa – 32 Thai Van... read more

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Non La – Symbol of Vietnamese charm and romance

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Non la (palm-leaf conical hat) is a traditional symbol of Vietnamese people without the restriction of age, sex or racial distinctions Origin of Non la Like every custom of Vietnam, Non la has its own origin, coming from a legend related to the history of rice growing in Vietnam. The story is about a giant woman from the sky who has protected humankind from a deluge of rain. She wore a hat made of four round shaped... read more

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Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

Sapa – Where Heaven Meets The Earth

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

Fantastic motorbike tours to Sapa: Brace yourself for unforgetable challenges ahead Being a tourist to Sapa is promisingly one of the best travel experiences you have in Vietnam. However, in case you are longing for something more “unusual”, special, challenging and totally unique, try to ride around Sapa, even to the farthest villages, with motorbike […]

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Format for Showing Time of Posts

by Heimdall @ Fodor's Forum

Your time format is very confusing, making me think the last post on a thread was over 12 hours ago. An example is where the date/time of the last...

Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre

Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre


Travelfish

Originating in northern Vietnam’s Red River Delta, water puppetry (mua roi nuoc) is now firmly a proud Vietnamese tradition.

A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Vietnam is a fabulous country that sings harmonies of the wild jungle and the people that venture through it. That is a destination that you must visit at least once in your life if you seek adventure. One of the most desired places to stay in Vietnam for both foreigners and locals alike is Da […]

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From soldier's road to tourist highway

From soldier's road to tourist highway


msnbc.com

If relentless American bombing didn't get him, it would take a North Vietnamese soldier as long as six months to make the grueling trek down the jungled Ho Chi Minh Trail. Today, you speed along the same route at 60 mph, past peaceful hamlets and stunning mountain scenery.

The Best Day Trips from Hanoi

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

TripAdvisor, Popularity, and Travelling *on* the Beaten Track

by beyourowntravelbuddy @ Travelling Solo

While traveling through Vietnam, it quickly became apparent that TripAdvisor was at the heart of the Vietnamese tourism economy. Every single restaurant we visited would hand us a business card with our waiter’s name and the plea to “write something nice on TripAdvisor as soon as possible”. The same request was received from every hotel […]

5 top reasons to take a cycling tour while traveling

by Thinh Bui @ Hoi An Cycling

5 TOP REASONS TO TAKE A CYCLING TOUR WHILE TRAVELING Taking a cycling tour while traveling? So many reason you should do, specially in Hoi An, Vietnam. Here are some reasons that summarized by an experts of Hoi An Cycling Team 1. Moving at your own pace Our modern life is about being busy, most of us […]

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City field: Democratic mayors emerge as hot prospects for 2020

City field: Democratic mayors emerge as hot prospects for 2020

by Adam Edelman and Jonathan Allen @ NBC News Top Stories

Bill de Blasio. Eric Garcetti. Mitch Landrieu. Pete Buttigieg. Now, they make sure the trash gets picked up. Soon, they might compete for the presidency.

The Hungry Ghost Festival…What is it??

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Today marks an important event in the Lunar Calendar – The Ghost Festival or Hungry Ghost Festival! This festival typically starts from the 7th month in the Lunar Calendar and on the 15th Day, and lasts for a month. Why … Continue reading

Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Located on the bank of Perfume River, this city is the capital of Thua Thien Hue province, 700 kilometers to the south of Hanoi. Although you can visit Hue at any time of the year, the most charming season is surely from March to August, especially March through April when the temperature is at its […]

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Traffic San Francisco to Emeryville

by JADSJBD @ Fodor's Forum

Hi all, We will be staying in the Marina District and leaving from Emeryville Amtrak supposedly at 8:20 am on a Friday. How much time should we...

Buenos Aires ~ Evita Tour Including Recoleta Cemetery

Buenos Aires ~ Evita Tour Including Recoleta Cemetery

by Tim and Joanne Joseph @ A Note From Abroad

January 2nd, 2018 Buenos Aires is the second largest city in South America and the capital of Argentina. It is located on the Rio de la Plata, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean. By the end of the 19th century, … Continue reading

Family in Tra Que herb and vegetable village

by Thinh Bui @ Hoi An Cycling

Family in Tra Que herb and vegetable village A great opportunity to close-up to local lives in Hoi An when we join Hoi An – Rural Experience tour, we visit a family in Tra Que village where we meet incredible happy couple who become history books for young people in Hoi An. Their lives have […]

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Cu Chi Tunnel Waterway Trip

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

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

The Dao Do ethnic group in Sapa

by Duy Nguyễn @ Sapa Luxury Travel

The Dao ethnic group is in association with the Mong ethnic group. Many scientists graded the two ethnic groups in the same Mong-Dao language group. They also thought that these two ethnic groups had the same origin, but they separated and fragmented on the road for migration during the centuries. Certain specificities about origin of […]

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The Ibera Wetlands of Argentina

The Ibera Wetlands of Argentina

by Tim and Joanne Joseph @ A Note From Abroad

January 8th – 9th Departing Buenos Aires on the 8th, we caught a flight to Posadas and then had about an hour drive to Ituzaingo where we checked in to Cezeta Hotel. This is another quite basic style lodging. I … Continue reading

Exploring Laos

Exploring Laos

by mmphototours @ water buffalo – M&M Photo Tours Blog

After meeting our guests and flying to Laos, we proceeded to take Luang Prabang  by photo storm.  The hotel was great, the food was excellent and the friendships will last a lifetime.  Below is a photo of the main source of transportation.  These friendly drivers will get you to the monks and back to your […]

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

The Best Homestays in Sapa (For An Authentic & Personal Experience)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

H’mong, Dao, and Giay people speaking English more fluently than Vietnamese, tremendous natural vistas right outside your balcony, an early morning chill with clouds hovering over the mountains, this and more is what you should expect from Sapa! Located on the northern border of Vietnam, Sapa is the only region of the country that has […]

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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...

China September 1-14, 2012 Day 9

China September 1-14, 2012 Day 9

by mmphototours @ water buffalo – M&M Photo Tours Blog

Canon 5D MK III, Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS @ 105mm, 1/160, f/4.5, ISO 200, Lexar Digital Film, BlackRapid Sport, Clik Elite Pro Express Today we wandered Shanghai.  Shanghai is the youthful playground of China.  Many Chinese will tell you that ‘If Beijing is a school then Shanghai is a playground.’  The youthful vibrance and the […]

A Fun Stay At Vietnam Backpacker Hostel: The Downtown Hostel (Hanoi)

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Written by Huong on Jul 13, 2016 The experience of backpacking through Southeast Asia would not be fulfilling without spending a night at a backpackers’ hostel. Among all the experiences I have had so far in Southeast Asia, one of … Continue reading

Vietnam Motorbike Riding License

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

Coming to Vietnam for a bike tour and wondering can foreigner rider ride motorbike in Vietnam without driving License or if  an international license valid in Vietnam or how does it work? Firstly, none of foreign driving licenses is valid in Vietnam, including your home country license. However, we don’t require a motorbike driving license to hire our […]

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Anybody can/want to help me double check Schengen math?

by travellover3 @ Fodor's Forum

Hello all and thank you so much in advance to whoever ventures here. Thanks to the wonderful help of this forum I am almost finished with my...

HALONG BAY 1 DAY TRIP - Vietnam Motorbike Tours

HALONG BAY 1 DAY TRIP - Vietnam Motorbike Tours


VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

Vietnam Motorbike Tours offers day cruise to discover incredible Halong Bay, this Halong Bay 1 day trip is the highlight thing to do after motorcycle trip.

Trip Report Choquequirao Trek an amazing tour

by juangonzalesss1234 @ Fodor's Forum

Hi all, a week ago I did choquequirao trek and was fantastic, see the animals on the road and the plants around the mountains was incredible. All...

CCM Spitfire: The world’s fastest-selling handmade motorcycle?

by Julian @ Asia Motorcycle Tours – Ride Expeditions

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Got a news tip? We want to know about it

Got a news tip? We want to know about it

by @ NBC News Top Stories

Do you have a story to share with us? Did you witness something you think should be reported? Reach out to our journalists by sending in your news tip.

Visit a Veteran in Hoi An

by Thinh Bui @ Hoi An Cycling

Visit a Veteran Family in Hoi An Meet locals and get to know their lives is always a highlight for our travelers. Mr Dau family is always a highlight on Cam Kim island discovery!   MR DAU FAMILY ON OUR BICYCLE TOUR IN HOI AN Only able to visit Mr Dau family by joining one […]

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Caecilia & Tim’s Saigon Wedding

by Quinn Ryan Mattingly Photography @

Earlier this month I was honored to photograph the wedding of Caecilia and Tim at Thao Dien Village on the banks of […]

Best Cu Chi Tunnels Tour: day trips from Saigon by riverboat and cycling

Best Cu Chi Tunnels Tour: day trips from Saigon by riverboat and cycling


Luxury Travel Blog

It's surely the best Cu Chi Tunnels Tour you can do, and one of the top day trips from Saigon - traveling by boat and bicycle with Les Rives Experiences.

Why those corporate bonuses actually aren't great for you

Why those corporate bonuses actually aren't great for you

by Martha C. White @ NBC News Top Stories

What kind of economic impact are President Donald Trump's tax cuts having on corporations' employees and business investments? It depends on whom you ask.

N. Korean who blew up jetliner casts doubt on Kim Jong Un's Olympic motives

N. Korean who blew up jetliner casts doubt on Kim Jong Un's Olympic motives

by Bill Neely @ NBC News Top Stories

According to Kim Hyun-hui, Kim Jong Un's regime is using the looming PyeongChang 2018 Olympics to try to separate South Korea from its ally, the United States.

Responsible tourism in Vietnam

Responsible tourism in Vietnam


responsibletravel.com

Responsible tourism in Vietnam. Easy to read, honest advice on responsible tourism in Vietnam to help you make sure your trip has a positive effect on the environment and local communities.

A serious rat problem in Paris.

by NYCFoodSnob @ Fodor's Forum

I witnessed this issue over the holidays while visiting Paris. I thought I might post about it sooner, but then I hesitated, knowing how the...

Top 5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City | XO Tours Blog

Top 5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

Fun things to do around the Ho Chi Minh City area. Our top 5 day trips!

USA 2K17 – Packing Woes

by beyourowntravelbuddy @ Travelling Solo

If you ask anyone who has ever traveled with me – whether it be away for a weekend or overseas for a month – they would tell you stories of my utter inability to pack lightly. Despite the fact that when I’m at home I literally wear the same three outfits, as soon as I’m […]

Laos motorbike Buffalo Tour from Vientiane to Longsane

Laos motorbike Buffalo Tour from Vientiane to Longsane


Vietnam Motorbike Tours

Our Laos motorbike Buffalo Tour from Vientiane to Longsane is an alternative for those that wish to experience a truly extreme and challenging motorcycle

San Diego Beach Hotels

by tlk847 @ Fodor's Forum

My husband and I will be in San Diego for the first weekend in Feb. I am looking for a hotel near beach that has restaurants and bars within walking...

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by nickbm @ Backpackerbookings

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Motorcycle Adventure Essentials: A Guide to Group Riding

by Julian @ Asia Motorcycle Tours – Ride Expeditions

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A guide to Hoi An’s Lantern Festival

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Hoi An, at any time of the year is stunning but it’s particularly magical during the full moon. The electricity is switched off; the streets are closed off to traffic and the old town is transformed into a fairyland of … Continue reading

How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

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....

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