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6 Saigon vegetarian restaurants for the green lovers

6 Saigon vegetarian restaurants for the green lovers

by Phuong Tuyen @ xpath.co

Saigon is a safe heaven for vegetarians. Traveling on a special diet may be challenging in some countries, but not in Vietnam as food here are generally lavished…

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The Pros and Cons of Vietnam Backpacking

The Pros and Cons of Vietnam Backpacking

by Bach Loan @ xpath.co

Gone are the days when money is just spent on acquiring properties or buying expensive stuff. Nowadays, most probably a huge chunk of your money is allotted for…

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4 Ultimate Foodie Spots in Playa Del Carmen

by Meagen Collins @ Food Fun Travel Blog

If it’s your first trip to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico you might find the choice for food a bit overwhelming. There are restaurants galore and people calling out to you telling you that their restaurant is “Of course the best food in town” – but how do you know for sure? You only have a certain amount of vacation time and you want to eat the very best….. That’s why ...

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London House Prices In Zone 3 Fell By Up To 7.7% Last Year

London House Prices In Zone 3 Fell By Up To 7.7% Last Year

by City AM @ Londonist

Bad news for sellers, good news for buyers.

10 Restaurants to Try The Yummiest Vietnamese Food in San Jose, Bay Area, California

by cindy @ Experience the World – TravelJo

Originally submitted by Tam Vu, a foodie who knows the best places to eat the best Vietnamese food in San Jose and surrounding cities.  After many years blogging about my traveling, I realized I rarely if not at all wrote about Vietnam. I guess, I consider traveling as visiting/knowing some place/thing new and different. While […]

The Rat Pack Hit The West End: It Was A Very Good Show

The Rat Pack Hit The West End: It Was A Very Good Show

by Will Noble @ Londonist

The boys are back in town.

A Vietnamese Food Guide from North to South

A Vietnamese Food Guide from North to South


Be My Travel Muse

Vietnamese food is as diverse and delicious as the cultures that influenced it. Click for a guide to the best dishes that Vietnam has to offer!

Thai food for a healthy living – [ Infographic ]

by asian5 @ Asian5

Consisting of many fresh herbs and spices, Thai cuisine is one of the healthiest foods you can find. Several Thai dishes are under study for their incredible health benefits. Some of such healthy ingredients and their health benefits are listed here for you.

Women in the music industry will take center stage at the She Rocks Awards at House of Blues Anaheim

Women in the music industry will take center stage at the She Rocks Awards at House of Blues Anaheim

by Kelli Skye Fadroski @ Orange County Register

Pat Benatar, Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson of The B-52's, Exene Cervenka of X, Melissa Etheridge and more will be honored during the NAMM Show at the 6th Annual She Rocks Awards at House of Blues Anaheim on Friday, Jan. 26.

How To Eat Vegetarian In Vietnam - Food Republic

How To Eat Vegetarian In Vietnam - Food Republic


Food Republic

With affordable prices and delicious eats, there's no going wrong with eating vegetarian in Vietnam.

16 Best Gifts for Wine Lovers

by Ekaterina @ Happy Bellyfish

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Top 10 Authentic Vietnamese Food You Must Eat in Hanoi

Top 10 Authentic Vietnamese Food You Must Eat in Hanoi


Authentic Food Quest

Many of the popular Vietnamese dishes are from Hanoi. Here is the top 10 local Vietnamese food you must eat in Hanoi including Pho, Bun Cha, and more!

17 Vietnamese Foods You MUST Try Pho-Sure! | Just Globetrotting

17 Vietnamese Foods You MUST Try Pho-Sure! | Just Globetrotting


Just Globetrotting

We've listed our 17 favorite Vietnamese dishes that you must try while in Vietnam. We're pho-real!

The all-Australian ten top places to visit in 2018

by The Big Bus @ The Big Bus tour and travel guide

2018 is likely to be a big year for Australian domestic travel. With continuing global uncertainty, the ramping up of Brexit preparations, ongoing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and a lacklustre Aussie dollar, more of us are likely to opt for a holiday at home – and that’s good news for struggling tourism markets across the country. Here’s our all-Australian …

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Five of the best day trips from Brisbane

by The Big Bus @ The Big Bus tour and travel guide

With record numbers of interstate and international arrivals in the past couple of years, Brisbane is fast becoming the Aussie travel destination of choice for many. The city has more than enough attractions within its perimeter to keep visitors entertained, but for those who are keen to explore further afield, there are a variety of inviting destinations within easy reach. …

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33 Things You Must Eat in China

by admin @ Food you should try

Everyone has a favorite neighborhood Chinese restaurant. Sometimes that wonton soup can be downright comforting. And that shrimp with lobster sauce and beef with broccoli is always great on nights when you want takeout. But when you go to China, you’re not going to find those dishes there. In fact, much of the menu you’ve...

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Top 10 Vietnamese Food | Introduction to Eating in Vietnam

Top 10 Vietnamese Food | Introduction to Eating in Vietnam


Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

Introduction to eating in Vietnam. Includes popular local Vietnamese dishes and my own personal favourites. My top 10 Vietnamese Food. Hanoi, Saigon, Hoi An

London's Best Vietnamese Restaurants

London's Best Vietnamese Restaurants


Londonist

Spice and rice.

47 Things You Must Eat or Drink in India

by admin @ Food you should try

India is a big country full of spice in life and cuisine. From it’s gorgeous landmarks like the famed Taj Mahal to its regions of uniquely spiced dishes, India is an incredible place. The richness of the history and varied landscape tend to shine through in the dishes here. Every region has something different to...

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Best Delicious Vietnamese Food: Top 8 Must-Try Dishes in your Saigon trip

by admin @ Saigon-online.net

Saigon (also officially known as Ho Chi Minh City or locally in Vietnamese as Sài Gòn) is Vietnam’s most booming up and coming city, a places where the action never stops. There are many things you need to try when you come here, especially the diversity of food. At this post, Saigon-online.net will feature 8 Vietnamese dishes […]

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Guys, Humans Of New York Is Coming Down Under!

Guys, Humans Of New York Is Coming Down Under!

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

The man who created the Facebook page Humans of New York that became a social media phenomenon—and paved the way for our very own Humans Of Aotearoa and subsequent brances—is coming Down Under. And, while it's across the ditch, we reckon with Sydney only a three-hour flight away, this is great news for New Zealanders, too. For one day only Brandon Stanton will be here IRL to discuss all things Humans of New York, and we expect all of you to fan boy and girl accordingly.

Part of the Talks & Ideas program at the Sydney Opera House, settle in for a firsthand account of how one bloke’s hobby of taking photos of strangers became a movement followed by more than 20 million people across the globe.

This February Brandon will take us behind the scenes of what goes in to creating HONY, and how he created pretty much all of our dream jobs with just a camera and internet connection.

Tickets go on sale Friday 12 January.

THE DETAILS

What: Brandon Stanton creating Humans of New York

When: Saturday 10 February 2018

Where: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

Cost: $29 + booking fee

Image credit: Humans Of New York

Best Fermented Foods from Around the World

by Ekaterina @ Happy Bellyfish

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8 Places in Australia Perfect for a Holiday Road Trip

by cindy @ Experience the World – TravelJo

Wherever you are in the friendly Down Under, there’s another worthy stop just a few miles away. Cindy’s serendipitous stay in Melbourne urged me to share a bit more of this magical continent, but it’s impossible to choose a single trip for your first visit. I’ll leave it up to you to take your pick […]

The Weirdest Vietnamese Foods and Drinks

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

Most of people know about Vietnamese Cuisine by its signature dishes, Pho or Banhmi, and its elegant, light, and healthy cooking style, but Vietnamese cuisine is way more than that. In the last couple of my blog posts, I have

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New Meatless Dishes for the New Year

by Honest Cooking @ MyGreatRecipes

Step up your vegetarian recipe game with these flavorful meatless dishes that will win over your tastebuds this new year.   DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS!   Zucchini Pancakes Serve these pancakes for breakfast or with a scoop of yogurt for a mid-afternoon snack. This recipe comes from 8fit, be sure to check out their […]

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5 best rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City for a glamorous night with a view

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

If you want to enjoy Ho Chi Minh City night life at its best, don’t forget to visit a rooftop bar, overlooking the vibrant city. These are great places to meet friends to share the views with. Here are our 5 go to rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City. The Social Club & Pool […]

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10 Vietnamese foods you need to try | Travel Feature

10 Vietnamese foods you need to try | Travel Feature


Rough Guides

Vietnamese food is very distinct, and can be the highlight of a visit. These are 10 essential Vietnamese foods everyone should try.

Top 12 foods to try in Vietnam | Vietnamese Cuisine, Local Food in Vietnam

Top 12 foods to try in Vietnam | Vietnamese Cuisine, Local Food in Vietnam


Happy Bellyfish

Vietnamese food is world famous, and that's for a reason! Discover our list of 12 foods to try in Vietnam!

Food for Hanukkah: 17 Things You’ll Want to Eat

by Ayngelina @ Bacon is Magic – The Best Food Around the World

The festival of lights, there is so much delicious food for Hanukkah you need to try.

Food for Hanukkah: 17 Things You’ll Want to Eat is a post from: Bacon is Magic

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...

Finally, A Home Biogas Converter That Won’t Break The Bank

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

When it comes to gas for heating your home and cooking, you’re pretty much tied to the utility company. HomeBiogas is a new home biogas converter and digester Kickstarted by 677 backers who pledged nearly half a million dollars to bring the idea of a waste-reducing independent fuel supply into fruition. What’s more, perks included donations to areas in need of steady […]

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The Best of Northern Ireland

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

Northern Ireland is a country foremost famous for alcoholics, terrorists and a sinking ship, and admittedly my home country does have a slightly depressing...

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My Son Sanctuary – Half day trip from Hoi An

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Situated in a small valley in the mountainous district of Quang Nam Province, about 45 km from Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Sanctuary is the best choice for tourists to get a half day getaway to uncover the fascinating history of the Champa...

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Thailand: Chiang Mai’s Best National Parks You Must Visit

by Aïda Bennouna @ Allo maman tout va bien

When I travel to large cities I always try to get out and go to nature at least once a week. In Chiang Mai,...

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25 Must-Taste Dishes in Vietnam - Food you should try

25 Must-Taste Dishes in Vietnam - Food you should try


Food you should try

In Southeast Asia, you’ll find the lovely country of Vietnam. A friendly and inviting culture will make you happy you came, plus there are miles beaches, g

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....

SINGAPORE: 5 Best Places to Eat Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore

by Lionel Lee @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Hainanese chicken rice is one of the most popular Singaporean dishes and often considered by locals and foreigners as one of our National Dishes. In this post, I will share with you the top 5 Chicken Rice places you should check out when you visit Singapore.

Roasting Agave & Eating Tacos: A Oaxacan Adventure With Mezcal Unión

by rmartin @ Food Republic

People talk about Oaxaca like it’s a mystical place. Like on your first night there you’ll experience some hint of magic and it’ll guide your journey and you’ll go home feeling not so much refreshed but changed. Maybe the world will be a little clearer. Maybe you’ll see in the Technicolor of the craft-made spirit […]

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60 Thoughts And Feelings We All Have On New Years Eve

60 Thoughts And Feelings We All Have On New Years Eve

by Sarah Joanna Pope @ The A List | The Urban List

2017, the end is NYE.

New Years Eve, the countdown to disappointment. Second worst only to Valentine’s Day and it’s empty set-menu promises.

With expectations set to an all-time high, what starts off with so much potential quickly deteriorates into a scene from the Walking Dead—as you join the throng of glassy-eyed zombies lumbering around the dance floor.

But don’t worry because next year will be better, right?

Probably not.

But at least you’re not alone! Here are 60 things everyone will be thinking and feeling at this year peters out in unspectacular fashion.

Tonight is going to be #thebestnightoftheyear. I’m so glad I got tickets before it sold out! I’mma gonna kiss someone tonight! This outfit was so worth every single hundreds of dollars Oh, Uber is charging 10x its normal rate, that’s cool. Woah ok, this line is a little long to get in, but that’s cool. My pre-drinks have worn off. My feet hurt. Let’s get a seat and drink! Oh shit. I just spent $200 dollars on a drink. That’s cool. Where did all my friends go? Why doesn’t my phone have reception? Shiiiit, I just spent another $300 on some wedges with sour cream and sweet chilli. Tra-la-la-la-la. Must write #blessed post for Instagram and tell people how much I’ve grown, like, emotionally, during the year. What time is it? My feet hurt. I need to get drunker. Who is going to kiiiss me?? I just tripped into a stranger. I should make out with him so he doesn’t think I’m too drunk to stand. I’m too drunk to stand. Oh god, how am I going to get home? I don’t know if I can stay awake until midnight. I fucking hate New Years, why am I out? Everyone here is feral. OMFG—this is ma song! SOMEONE JUST WIPED THEIR SWEATY ARM ON ME! If I leave now it’ll cost me $1200 to get home. How do I public transport? Why am I wearing heels? Whyyyyyyy? Must write #bringon2018 Facebook post to let everyone know about all the bad things that have happened to me this year. And how I’m a SURVIVOR. The line to the girl’s toilet hasn’t moved for an hour. When it’s my turn to pee, I’m going to exact my revenge by taking twenty minutes. I wonder what my cats are doing right now? I’m going to see what my ex is doing on Instagram. HehasanewgirlfriendIwanttomurderthemboth. I’m going to text all my exes and wish them a Happy New Year. In 45 days I’ll be alone on Valentine’s Day too. I’m going to drink less next …. Hahahaha. Lol. I’m going to save more and be better with my mo–pfffttt bahaha. What time is it? Where’s Kelly? None of my exes have messaged back. I want to eat McDonalds and DIE. I’m a really ordinary person who’s always going to live an ordinary life. What time is it? Everyone here is younger than me. One day I too shall die. What time is it? OMG they’re playing Peter motha flippin’ Aaandre! I wish I studied harder in school, that’s where it all went wrong. I’m going to make better decis–‘Let’s do a shot!!’ I want to go home and stalk people online while I cry. I’m going to start lining up now for a drink in case I finish this one. I’m going to start lining up now for the toilet in case I have to go. I think I could pee in a urinal. I can do anything a man can do. Let’s line up in the taxi queue now and do the countdown there. I wish someone would touch me. Ew, not you. Maybe you … I’ll go home with you if you pay for the Uber. Is it acceptable to take my shoes off? Too late. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Now that's over, here are 20 things to do when you're hungover AF.

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Where You Should Travel In 2018 Based On Your Star Sign

Where You Should Travel In 2018 Based On Your Star Sign

by Marina Nazario @ The A List | The Urban List

It’s a new year, and that means a clean slate. This year could be anything, guys. We know you’re already strategically planning where and when to travel, but before you make any destination decisions, let’s see what the stars have to say. Crack open your diary and make room for one of these epic trips in 2018. Because, obviously, if a city is compatible with your zodiac, you have to go there. 

Here’s where you should travel in 2018, based on your zodiac sign. Bon voyage!

Aries

Queenstown, New Zealand

If anyone is going to bungee jump off in Queenstown or go zorbing down the hills of Rotorua, it’s you, Aries. You’re pretty freaking fearless and we can totally see you renting a kombi and road-trippin' your way through the North and South Islands of New Zealand. You don’t need much—just some comfortable clothes, your confidence and an optimistic attitude. Oh, and make sure you come back alive.  

Taurus

Utah, USA  

Taurus, fly on over the American Southwest and explore the beautiful and underrated state of Utah. You’ll appreciate that it’s pretty easy to travel through—especially if you visit during April-July for glorious weather and Bucket List adventure out the wazoo. Be sure to check out the mind-boggling beauty of Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon and Arches National Park. Pro tip: One of the world’s most epic slip ‘n slides opens on an Olympic ski slope during the (American) summer months. If you don’t do it, we will. 

Gemini

Djibouti, Africa

Oh Gemini, we know that you get bored easily. You can’t be bothered seeing another city with the same old H&M’s and Ralph Laurens. So you need somewhere unexplored. You need to go somewhere like Djibouti, a tiny corner of the world in East Africa. Lonely Planet reckons this is the #4 country to visit in 2018. We know you’re intrigued. And good news, there’s plenty to do in Djibouti. Whale shark diving or hike extinct volcanoes? Visit the salt lakes or the canyons?! You’re curious, like George. Go out and explore.

Cancer

Tokyo, Japan

Take your highly imaginative personality onto a plane, then take that plane straight to Japan. You need to let your creativity soar in a country that’s booming with color. Tokyo moves quick, but you can handle it. You, of all people, lurrrrv food, and Japan is the perfect place to stuff your face with all sorts of goodness. So slurp on ramen and nom on REAL sushi. You haven’t had a modern restaurant experience until your meal slips out of a machine #onlyinjapan.

Leo

Cape Town, South Africa  

Leo, you might not like taking holidays, but if you muster up a speck of wanderlust you're going to go somewhere that’s worth your time. And in 2018, it’s South Africa. (And no, not just ‘cause your star sign is a lion). You’re energetic, fearless and up for anything. Shark cage dive with Great Whites, visit the duck army winery and go on a safari. Simba wants to meet you.  

Virgo

Toronto, Canada

Virgo, step away from the office and onto a plane to Canada. You need a break! Toronto is calling your name. It’s a clean and artsy city, and Drake is from there—so, like, yeah. Go to the top of the CN Tower and splurge on a meal at the revolving restaurant. The city is thriving with music and art, so why don’t you exercise the right side of your analytical brain and let loose. Pro tip: if you can, catch a Raptor game in Jurassic Park (just Google it). 

Libra

Cinque Terre, Italy

Libra, you of all people know that balance equals a lot of walking plus heaps of pizza. That’s why you should go to the Cinque Terre in 2018. Being around friendly and freakishly attractive Italians meshes well with your gracious and social attitude. You like sharing and bringing balance to your surroundings, so gather some peeps and enjoy delicious antipasto and vino, plus a few clifftop hikes. 

Scorpio

Lahaul, India

ALLLL the way in the tip-top corner of India is the remote region of Lahaul and Spiti. If you haven’t heard of this place, look it up. Bet you didn’t think it would look like that! Small villages, large mountains, medieval monasteries and brilliant blue lake water is practically untouched by mass tourism, according to Lonely Planet. Use your resourcefulness to your advantage and navigate your way through this part of the world in 2018. There will be language barriers, exotic food and vibrant culture. Good thing you're up for a challenge, right? 

Sagittarius

Santiago, Chile  

Gear up for an adventure, Sag! You need to visit Lonely Planet’s number one destination of 2018: Chile! This is the year to do it, because the country is celebrating its 200th anniversary of independence, so there will be plenty of festivities to go around, especially in its capital, Santiago. Seriously, this country will keep you on your toes. You can explore one of the driest deserts on earth or freeze your butt off navigating your way through the glacial fields. Raise a glass of pisco sour and let’s go!

Capricorn

Mykonos, Greece

Turn off your emails and give your never-ending to-do list a break. It’s time to let loose in Greece, Capricorn! This country provides a great combination of history, relaxing on the beach and partying till the sun comes up (especially on Mykonos—AMIRIGHT?). Take a load off and come back to the office with an envious Mediterranean tan. You deserve it.  

Aquarius

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Aquarius, you’re a humanitarian, and San Juan needs your help. It got hit hard by Hurricane Maria and tourism will only help the country move forward. Go to San Juan in 2018 and explore this beautiful, Caribbean island. Hang out with the locals, eat your weight in Arroz con dulce and dance the night away in one of the crazy-good nightclubs. Heck, we’ll come with you. 

Pisces

Seville, Spain

Get out of bed and put on your dancing shoes, Pisces, it’s time to do the flamenco around Seville. Good thing you're go-with-the-flow (like most Spaniards) because it will be easy for you to make friends here. At home, you like your alone time, so why not challenge yourself and make this a solo trip. Meet people (maybe the love of our life), dance, eat good food and admire Seville's beautiful architecture. Let loose, Pisces, you gentle thing.

Now that you know where to go in 2018, the stars will tell you which dog to get.

Image credit: Benjamin Voros

5 Amazing Street Food in Vietnam You Must Try!

5 Amazing Street Food in Vietnam You Must Try!


Pretty Wild World

Interested to know what are the street food in Vietnam? Here're five amazing dishes you must not miss out especially if you visit Hoi An!

Japan: 20 Unusual Kitkat flavors you should absolutely try!

by Aïda Bennouna @ Allo maman tout va bien

During my trip to Japan, I discovered some very unusual Kit Kat Flavors and I decided to write this article to share my stupefaction...

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10 Must-Try Vietnamese Foods

10 Must-Try Vietnamese Foods


Honest Cooking

If you're traveling to Hanoi, here are the ten Vietnamese foods you must try while you are there.

Best Photos of 2016 & Plans for the Coming Year

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

11 of my best photos this year, as decided by readers.

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The Vibrant Vietnam Night Life Activities You Should Not Miss

The Vibrant Vietnam Night Life Activities You Should Not Miss

by Bach Loan @ xpath.co

Most people who haven’t been to Vietnam usually have this notion that this part of the world is quiet, idyllic, and perhaps very old-fashioned. Some would even wonder…

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What to eat in Denmark? Best Danish food & cuisine

by admin @ Food you should try

1. Smørrebrød Smørrebrød usually consists of a piece of buttered rye bread (rugbrød), a dense, dark brown bread. Pålæg (literally “on-lay”), the topping, that among others can refer to commercial or homemade cold cuts, pieces of meat or fish, cheese or spreads. This daily practice is the base of the famous Danish open sandwich, smørrebrød:...

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Anyone with good vegetarian InstaPot recipes?

by admin @ Food you should try

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7 Epically Fun Things To Do In Iceland

by Tommo @ Food Fun Travel Blog

Everything in Iceland is just a little more epic... Especially these ice caves! + 6 more epic experiences.

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17 Must-Try Things To Do in San Diego

by Ashley Thompson @ Travel Blog – News, Guides & Tips for Your Next Trip | Trekeffect

San Diego, with its favorable coastal seat and year-round sunshine, definitely makes an ideal and exciting destination for sun-seekers and adventures. From scenic coastline spots and beautiful gardens to titillating cuisines, there are...

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KeepGo: Idiot Proof Roaming

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

I’m not saying that my parents are idiots, but when it comes to smartphones, they kind of are. As my dad has never in...

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Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam

Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam


vietnam-guide.com

In the past few years Vietnamese food has become more and more popular around the world. Food lovers may have tried the two best known Vietnamese dishes – spring rolls and bread rolls. Rice, noodles, fresh vegetable and herbs all play big roles in Vietnamese food, making it

6 Vietnamese Dishes You Haven’t Tried Yet...And Should! | Food Fun Travel Blog

6 Vietnamese Dishes You Haven’t Tried Yet...And Should! | Food Fun Travel Blog


Food Fun Travel Blog

Love Vietnamese food? Here are 6 Vietnamese Dishes You Haven’t Tried Yet...and should!

There’s A Huge Champagne & DJ Party Coming Next Month

There’s A Huge Champagne & DJ Party Coming Next Month

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

There’s something a lil’ bit fancy coming to Auckland next month. To celebrate their brand new Grand Cordon champagne bottle, Mumm is throwing a huge launch party at 1885, and they’re inviting you along for the ride.

Here are the deets. The event will feature free-flowing bubbly, plus LED projections of the swish new Mumm bottle (think large-scale video, flashing neon lights and fancy motion graphics). Tunes will be provided by international DJ Arona Mane, supported by an all-star New Zealand lineup, including Jetski Safari, Ryan Enzed, Hollywood DJs and Bavhu. 

Want a little teaser? We got you covered:

Auckland is one of the first international markets to debut the new Grand Cordon label. The bottle was designed by international superstar, Ross Lovegrove. He got rid of the traditional Mumm label, printing the emblem and the logo straight into the glass. The neck has been stretched and re-shaped, apparently to capture the aroma of Mumm’s Cordon Rouge cuvée. You’ll have to try some and report back to us.

Tickets are on sale as of right now, so get your skates on. This one’s gonna sell out quick-smart.

The Details

Where: 1885, 27 Galway St Auckland When: 10pm – 3am, Saturday 10 February For more info, click here.

Did you hear the news? There's a guy selling real fruit ice cream on Mt Eden!

Image credit: Mumm

Travel to Sapa – Homestays and More

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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Getting Around in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Hue is the famous Imperial city of Central Vietnam, the throne of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Old and tranquil, Hue is frozen in time, standing amongst the remnants of a once glorious Asian empire. Because of this, getting around Hue is intriguing with many options available, and sights to see. A major […]

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Not A Drill! We’ve Found Bottomless Mimosas In Auckland

Not A Drill! We’ve Found Bottomless Mimosas In Auckland

by Jaiden Bhaga @ The A List | The Urban List

Oh brunch, how we love you. The best of both breakfast and lunch, it’s hard to imagine it getting any better….until now. 

Say hello to the bottomless mimosa, already an internationally recognised icon of brunches world-wide, these bad boys have finally landed in Auckland. And we couldn't be more psyched. Mostly because it's not just the mimosas that are without bottom...

Yep, you read that right. You can now also sip away on bottomless Bloody Mary's, Prosecco, Pineapple mocktails (!!) and citrus boost soda, all on your next gram-worthy adventure! Where, you ask? It's all thanks to The Lula Inn. Every weekend will see the inner-city slice of paradise host the bottomless brunch sessions we didn’t know we needed.

Alongside endless happiness, the deal also includes your pick of scrumptious brekky. Think potato hash, corn fritter, dreamy scrambled eggs, hearty bacon and egg burger or seeded almond granola. Sounds like a bargain to us.

The Deets

What: Lula’s Bottomless Brunch Where: The Lula Inn When: 9 am - 1 pm every weekend Why: Two words - bottomless. mimosas. 

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The Gluttony Guide: Best Restaurants in Victoria BC

by Ayngelina @ Bacon is Magic – The Best Food Around the World

Where to eat in Victoria BC, what to order and the most scenic spots to walk it off.

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The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Thai Green Curry Fish Soup

by Linda Schneider @ Honest Cooking

This earthy Thai green curry fish soup is loaded with warm flavors and is best served with rice and fresh herbs.

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Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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5 Places to Visit Outside of Paris, France

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

When a lot of us think of France, we think of the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe: in short, we think of Paris. But, like any country, France is much more than its most famous monuments and locations. When we get out of Paris, and out of the largest and most […]

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Win a Trip to Italy! Italian Recipe Contest with Cavit Wines

by Honest Cooking @ Honest Cooking

If you love to cook, travel and drink wine, we have the perfect contest for you to enter! Located in Northern Italy, Cavit wines wants you to experience it’s picturesque landscape of mountains, lakes, orchards, vineyards and medieval castles. Submit your tried and true Italian-inspired recipe for a chance to win a trip for two to Italy with Cavit.

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Late Night Libations: Cocktails in Victoria

by Ayngelina @ Bacon is Magic – The Best Food Around the World

The best cocktails in Victoria, here's where to go and what to order.

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The Best Unique Food Gifts for Food Travelers

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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How to Spend Valentine’s Day in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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10 Cool Travel Gifts 2017

by Meagen Collins @ Food Fun Travel Blog

Can’t decide what cool travel gifts to buy the traveller in your life? It can be difficult to come up with Christmas presents to buy them. Most travellers can only carry a certain amount of luggage. The gifts you buy need to be practical, useful, lightweight and compact. We have taken some of the guesswork out of your Christmas shopping this year and put together a list of 10 cool ...

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Vietnam Tourist Destinations (Food Pictures)

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

Cuisine is all about culture, and with a country that has more than 50 different ethnic groups from the north to the south like Vietnam, its cuisine styles are expected to be various from region to region. In this post,

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Japanese Cuisine: Top 7 Tasty Japanese Dishes You Must Try

by Aïda Bennouna @ Allo maman tout va bien

When I first arrived to Japan, I really got overwhelmed with the endless food options. Everything looked so perfect and beautiful which gave me...

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Top 5 Asian Street Foods – [Infographic]

by asian5 @ Asian5

When it comes to taste nothing can beat Asian Street foods. Here are the Top 5 Asian street foods from five different Asian countries you must try at least once. Related: Top 5 Asian Soups you must try! Check out the other Asian Street food varieties here 

14 Top Things to Do in San Francisco

by Emily Cass @ Just Globetrotting

Here are our top 14 things to do in San Francisco, gathered from recommendations from locals, friends and our own discoveries. Enjoy!

Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Besides visiting famous places or trying authentic cuisine, shopping is one of the activities everyone should have on their list while traveling. Hanoi offers so many shopping options for any kind of interests. Find out more what you buy and where to shop in Hanoi. Hanoi Shopping Malls Keangnam Hanoi  Shopping malls are the best […]

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Hawaii: Oahu, The top 12 essential experiences you shouldn’t miss!

by Aïda Bennouna @ Allo maman tout va bien

Who never pictured them selves sunbathing at a beach paradise in Hawaii, surf the big waves, discover beautiful nature and a different culture? For...

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Tips for dosa?

by admin @ Food you should try

Short: what’s your preferred Dosa flour? Ratio of rice to black gram? Should wheat be in there? Any premixed flours you recommend, or should you mix your own, or even grind your own? What’s up with sour curd? Long: My family has been cooking and eating quite a bit of dosa recently. For me, it’s...

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Introducing home-made ice cream

by asian5 @ Asian5

We are excited to announce that we have just started serving our home-made ice cream. We currently have 2 different flavors for you to try: pandan and coconut. Moving forward, we’ll be introducing additional flavors to cool you down after your spicy Asian lunch or dinner 😉 As of today, our ice cream is available at both […]

Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back)

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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Ten top things to do in Nusa Dua, Bali with kids

by The Big Bus @ The Big Bus tour and travel guide

Nusa Dua, located on Bali’s south-eastern peninsula, is a favoured destination for families – and with good reason. The semi-gated community is clean and quiet, and fronts the calm waters of Benoa Bay. It’s perfect for parents who want their children to experience the culture of Bali without the frenetic pace of the main tourist centres. Here are ten top things …

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The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Vietnamese Food – 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...

9 Unique Ilocos Food to Delight on in the Philippines

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Finally! It’s The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Essential Oils

Finally! It’s The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Essential Oils

by Mikaela Burnett @ The A List | The Urban List

Essential Oils are fast becoming THE most talked about subject, but why the heck is this you ask? What is so special about these delicious smelling oils? Well, we’re glad you asked. It turns out there’s a reason they’re more popular than Kylie Jenner’s lips. We live in quite the chemical shiz-storm nowadays people.

Essential oils are not only 100% natural, BUT they are 100% awesome. There are loads of them and they have more uses than Kim K has Twitter followers. And you can use them to replace almost everything you’re currently using. Which is amaze! Because being healthy is WAY more fun than being not healthy, right? Plus, if you have kiddies you'll feel way more chilled knowing that there’s nothing toxic around. As we said there are a ridiculous amount of oils available, but because ain’t nobody got the time to read about all of them right now we just picked our top five for you...

Lavender

This baby is so much more than just an old people smell, it’s actually human catnip. And I’m sure we could all do with some catnip (wine only does SO much). You can use it to help you have the best sleep of your life! Pop a few drops in a diffuser with some Frankincense on your bedside table. Or if you don’t have a diffuser try putting a couple of drops on the underside of your pillow.

Lavender is awesome for bites, burns and pimples! For bites, try mixing a few drops with tea tree oil and peppermint oil. And if you’re somebody who burns themselves often leave a bottle in the fridge to apply as ASAP as possible to the part of your skin that’s melting. If you’re stressing the eff out or your anxiety is going through the bloody roof try using lavender as a way to calm yourself down. You can take it internally or just rub a few drops into your temples and the back of your neck. Or try mixing it with a carrier oil and blackmailing your significant other into giving you a full body massage.

Lavender oil is an absolute life hack if you have a small teething terrorist. Mix a few drops of Lavender and Frankincense with a carrier oil in a glass roller bottle and roll the blend along their jawline. You can also roll this blend on the bottom of their feet when they go full Toad Mode (also try rolling it over your whole entire body when TM is happening... because what a perfect moment to be comatose).  

Frankincense 

Ahh Franky, the King of oils. This guy is good for pretty much every problem in the world. Anxiety? Franky. Bad skin? Franky. That annoying guy that just WON’T get the hint? We’re not sure, but Frankincense could be the answer. Frankincense is really bloody cool! It has the power to enter a cell and decide whether or not it’s worth saving. If it is, it will renovate that cell until it’s good as new. And if it isn’t, it will just get rid of it. Imagine all of the nice shiny cells you could have! If it’s good enough for Baby Jesus then it’s good enough for us.

It works wonders for troubled skin! Especially if you have any scarring left over from being an awkward 15-year-old. Just mix a couple of drops with a carrier oil (we recommend either fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil) and massage into a freshly cleansed face twice a day. You will usually notice a dramatic difference within a day! Which is always a fun time. You can also try applying a drop to your thumb and pressing it to the roof of your mouth. Why? Because the roof of your mouth acts as a direct route to your Pituitary Gland which (long story short) controls most of our hormone functions. And Franky loves to do nice things to your hormones.

Massage into sore joints, limbs and appendages for incredible pain relief and repair. Frank is renowned for his inflammatory properties and is often used to support the symptoms of Arthritis. Frankincense can be used to help relieve anxiety, depression and mood swings. So just get that bottle and sniff the heck outta it. 

Lemon

When life gives you lemon oil you say, “Hey thanks life, that’s a really nice thing you did. I can do heaps with this! You da best man”. And then you can try these things with it...cleaning! Not often is that word used with such enthusiasm! But lemon oil is the bomb-diggity to clean with. In a glass spray bottle add a 15 drops of lemon oil, half a cup of white vinegar and fill the rest with distilled water. Replacing your chemical-filled cleaning products with homemade essential oil ones is not only cheaper but it’s better for your health (like, HEAPS better). You can also add a few drops to your water every day (in a glass water bottle only because the essential oils like to eat plastic because it’s full of nasty stuff). Lemon oil naturally cleanses the body and aids with digestion.

Lemon oil is an excellent air cleaner and purifier. So try adding some drops to your bin, in your diffuser or just on the kitchen bench to get rid of any smells. We LURVE the way this smells! LURVE. If you accidentally leave your washing in the machine for ten days without putting it on the line (don’t act like you haven’t done this before/every week), adding a few drops to the end of the wash cycle will completely get rid of that smell of neglect and laziness. If you are love the flavour of lemon try adding a few drops when whipping up a smoothie, bliss balls, cakes, sautéed veggies, cakes or cakes. We prefer cakessss. 

Peppermint

The smell of Christmas and mouthwash! Need we say more?! Good for a lot of things but not so great for putting near eyeballs and other balls...or lady flowers. Here’s some places you CAN put it and ways to use it say “See ya never” to those headaches!

Rub some of the oil onto your temples (which BTW are probably further back from your eyes then you think...we recommend Googling where your temples live) and even a little bit behind your ears and the back of your neck. Peppermint oil is pretty much the opposite to Lavender. Instead of being human catnip it’s like having a cup of coffee injected into your bloodstream. So, if you’re needing a little pick-me-up rub some on yourself topically, sniff straight from the bottle, put in a diffuser or try adding a few drops to the bottom of your shower to realllllllly open those eyeballs up of a morning. 

If you or your child is suffering from a fever try rubbing some peppermint oil (diluted with a carrier oil for children) into the soles of your/their feet. You’ll be amazed at how quickly that fever drops! If you’re into oil pulling (which you should be because it’s fab) try adding a few drops of peppermint to your coconut oil! Your mouth will feel super minty fresh without all of the yucky harsh chemicals. Suffer from sinus issues or have a cold/flu? Peppermint has amazing natural antiviral properties. Put some in a diffuser or massage a few drops onto your chest with a carrier oil. 

Orange 

Orange you glad we didn't miss this one? Orange you wishing you didn’t read this far? *crickets* Rough crowd. Anyway let’s just get straight into it! With just one sniff of this oil and you’ll be THAT guy who is super positive and happy and ugh... THAT Guy. Orange is an incredibly uplifting and motivating smell. If you couple it with peppermint you’ll be able to clean the whole damn world you’ll be so motivated! 

Obviously orange is a delicious flavour (duh, obviously) so why not try adding it to water, soda water, treats or smoothies? Sticky surfaces shake in their boots when they know orange oil is coming their way. And we all know how fond sticky surfaces are of their boots (and how good orange oil is at making them disappear). 

There are hundreds of amazing oils with incredible qualities! These are literally just the tip of the iceberg (it’s a really bloody big iceberg). You can thank us laters! 

Friday’s Photos of the Day and Viral Videos

Friday’s Photos of the Day and Viral Videos

by Paul Bersebach @ Orange County Register

See the Photos of the Day and Viral Videos from around the world.

Ten top things to do in Charlevoix, Canada

by The Big Bus @ The Big Bus tour and travel guide

Just when you thought Canada couldn’t possibly get any more beautiful, you go and pay a visit to a little territory called Charlevoix in the country’s east and the ante is upped even further. Prepare to be wowed by this region in the province of Quebec, located less than two-hours’ drive north-east of Quebec City, and set against the sublime backdrop …

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I’m New to Airbnb. What Are the Pros and Cons of Airbnb for Travelers?

by cindy @ Experience the World – TravelJo

Airbnb is an online marketplace that enables people to list and rent rooms in their flat or home to travelers. Budget travelers choose Airbnb because it’s usually cheaper than a hotel and gives them an opportunity to know local culture by staying with local people. With more than one million listings in almost every country […]

The Beautiful & Exotic Zanzibar, Tanzania

by Emily Cass @ Just Globetrotting

Don't miss out on these top things to do in Zanzibar, from beautiful beaches to parties in paradise! Here's our top tips and advice!

Listen To Food Republic Today: Phil Rosenthal

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Be sure to subscribe to Food Republic Today on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. And please rate the podcast and leave comments! Subscribe: Apple | Stitcher | Spotify | TuneIn The creator of Everybody Loves Raymond loves food, but you may have known that if you caught James Beard Award-winning I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, Phil Rosenthal’s first venture into food television. He’s back with Somebody Feed […]

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Where to Workout In Your Lunch Hour

Where to Workout In Your Lunch Hour

by Rachel Pool @ The A List | The Urban List

If the idea of setting your alarm for a ungodly hour pre-6am spins induces a frenzied panic, and after work hours are dedicated to those ever-important social activities, we’re here to help. What about that daily interlude that usually flies by and doesn’t usually offer us the opportunity to achieve much—except feeding our faces of course! Lunchtime workouts can be your saviour for the busy bees we are. Of course there are practicalities to think about—packing gear the night before, shower facilities, eating before/after etc. But trust us, it’s worth it—if only for the sake of that extra hour of shut eye and the ability to still make that tinder date after work.

Yoga And Pilates

We’re all beginning to cotton on to how good yoga and Pilates workouts can be for our overall wellbeing. The fact it will actually make you look better in your lycra tights in just a bonus. Yoga Academy offers 50-minutes classes at either 12.05pm or 1.05pm which leaves you with just enough room to shower before hightailing it back to the office. Abundance Mind and Body right on Queen St is perhaps Auckland’s most affordable yoga studio and also offers lunchtime sessions and will leave you with enough coin to grab a healthy refuel on your return. Of course, if you’re open to gettin’ your serious sweat on in your midday hour, there’s also Hot Yoga Works Britomart which offers express (60min) classes at 12.15pm. If you want to take your Pilates next-level, then head along to K-core Pilates in Victoria Park Market. Their 45-minute reformer sessions will make your body burn in places you didn't know existed. 

Barre

Same, same but different. Like, yoga and Pilates, a Barre workout also offers you the chance to sculpt long, lean limbs. Give Studio 3 in Grey Lynn a go at their fantastic ½ price Friday 45-minute class. Alternatively, BarreFigure on Richmond Road offers lunch time classes to the Ponsonby worker bees with their 60-min signature classes at midday on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.

Circuit And HIIT

Circuit training and high impact interval training (HIIT) can be perfect for us time-poor peeps. Working your whole bod in limited time means you get more bang for your buck. Often with 30-minute time frames, you’ll be left with plenty of transit minutes to whip out the makeup bag or hair products before returning to the grind. BodyTech, with its state-of-the-art equipment and renowned small group classes offer guided interval training at lunchtimes for a full fitness experience. Bonus: BodyTech also has a pool. Of course there’s also Les Mills’ GRIT classes, which are like HIIT meets boot camp—certainly not for the faint-hearted but you’ll get results quick.

Get Wet

Workout in the water! Swimming has proven itself to be great cardio exercise without the joint stress of running and other impact exercise. Lucky for us Aucklanders, we have a public swimming pool within minutes of the CBD to take a lunchtime dip. The Tepid Baths, housed in an iconic historic building, offers a great place to do a few laps in your lunch break.

Personal Training

Of course, a PT is usually at your beckoning call and can be organised to fit into your regular schedule (or lack of). Check out Parnell’s The Exercise Room or Ponsonby’s The Form Room for beautiful, boutique studios that specialised in personal training programmes.

A Lunch Date With A Difference

To round off our workout suggestions, we’ve saved the most simple for last—pack your runners and hit the pavement. Of course, you’re at the mercy of the weather gods but make the most of the great weather at the moment and get to it. Take a different tack with your next lunch date catching up with a friend and go for a lunchtime stroll instead. After all, it presents the perfect opportunity to vent work frustrations or get a real headspace break from your daily work, which is often seriously welcome.

No time to exercise during the week? Here are some great Auckland Weekend Walks and Hikes to enjoy. 

The Best Things to See, Do and Eat in Indonesia

by Meagen Collins @ Food Fun Travel Blog

A Food Fun Travel Guest Post Before you go anywhere, its best to check out the recommended sights to see and activities to do and create an itinerary before you head out. This avoids being overwhelmed when you get there, which could easily be the case in Indonesia – there are so many islands to visit, containing different landmarks, experiences and amazing foods to try, that you could end up ...

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7 Vietnamese Dishes to Try If You've Only Ever Had Pho

7 Vietnamese Dishes to Try If You've Only Ever Had Pho


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Child Prodigy Chef Flynn McGarry Documentary To Debut At Sundance

Child Prodigy Chef Flynn McGarry Documentary To Debut At Sundance

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Flynn McGarry has cooked at some of the country’s top restaurants like Alinea, Alma and Eleven Madison Park, created supper clubs and hosted numerous pop-ups in Los Angeles and New York City all before the age of 17. Now at 19 years old, McGarry’s back in the headlines, this time to star in the documentary Chef Flynn. […]

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Top Luxurious Travel Ideas for a Romantic Getaway in Europe

by Pretty Wild World @ Pretty Wild World

Are you lacking inspiration where to go next on a romantic getaway in Europe with your loved ones? Check this post out to know where to go for an adventure!

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10 Places You Wish You Were Instead Of At Your Desk RN

10 Places You Wish You Were Instead Of At Your Desk RN

by Shannon Coward @ The A List | The Urban List

Welcome to 2018. We bet you're wondering why the hell you're sitting at your desk right now, as your other (some might say, smarter) colleagues took an extra week to lounge around eating the last of the leftovers, or to swan off overseas to top up their tan. We feel you. The real world has rolled back around—and it feels remarkably like work in 2017...

Instead of doing actual work, spend your precious brain space fantasising of the 10 places you wish you were instead at your desk RN. 

#1. Whitehaven Beach

Australia

If there’s anything that screams perfect daydream material, it’s sitting on 98% silica sand while the crystal clear ocean laps at your feet. The incredible Whitehaven Beach, located a short boat ride from Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays Queensland, has all your tropical island dreams covered and then some with its mind-boggling beauty and location on the edge of the Great  Barrier Reef. There’s a reason this stunning natural wonder is plastered across every Australian tourism campaign and it really needs to be seen to be believed. Plus, you could totally combine your trip to Whitehaven with a stay at luxe accommodation on nearby Hamilton Island for the ultimate island escape. Throw in a palm leaf and we’re sold.

#2. Plitvice Lakes National Park

Croatia

A hidden gem more than worthy of a shout out, Croatia’s Plitvice Lake National Park is a nature-lover’s dream come true. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Plitvice Lakes National Park marks the point where 16 crystal-esque lakes flow into each through a series of waterfalls and cascades. An 18km wooden footbridge meanders through the water and butterflies do their thing all over the heavily-forested area. The water is so turquoise you’ll find yourself questioning whether they secretly dyed it and if you visit in winter, you might just find an ice-covered wonderland that would make for one sick ‘gram picture. Plitvice Lakes might also be as close as you’ll get to steeping onto the set of a real life Disney movie. Talk about magical AF.

#3. Gion

Japan

Located in Kyoto, Japan’s cultural hub and former capital, Gion is a must-see on any Japanese adventure. Referred to informally as the geisha district, Gion is a gorgeous slice of the Japan of ages past, nestled smack bang in the middle of a bustling, thriving city that effortlessly blends modern and traditional. Think wooden buildings, winding alleyways, traditional gift shops and the chance to spot a geisha or maiko (a geisha’s apprentice) making their way between appointments at the myriad teahouses dotting the district. Gion is also home to a number of sights, including the famous Kiyomizu-dera temple which offers to-die-for views over Kyoto, if you can’t get your fill just by wandering the stone pathways. BRB, looking up when the next flight leaves for Japan.

#4. The Alhambra

Spain

Topping many a “things you have to see before you die” list, the Alhambra is, well, actually something you have to see before you die. Let’s just say, it makes sitting at your desk sound pretty dang boring. Drawing heavily on its Arabic ancestry, the Alhambra is a fortress complex located in Granada that manages to blend historical significance with stunning architectural brilliance in all the right ways. To start with, the Alhambra offers killer views over the city of Granada and the surrounding meadows. It was built primarily in the 13th century when the first king of the Nasrid dynasty decided to make the fortress the royal residence. It’s from this period that much of the architectural elements –including wooden filigree archways and that iconic central fountain – that make the Alhambra so gorgeous are from. Oh and did we mention that the aim of the architects designing the Alhambra was to cover every single space with decoration, no matter how big or small said space was. Leave work early, head to the airport, fly to Spain, go to the Alhambra, thank us later.

#5. Edinburgh

Scotland

Ah Scotland, we might just have a tiny crush on you after binge-watching Outlander on Netflix. Which is why we just had to put Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city and voted the most walkable city in the U.K. (take that, London), on this list. Edinburgh is home to many a cultural monument, including the perfectly medieval Edinburgh Castle and the Museum of Edinburgh - which just so happens to be located inside a 16th-century house. If you’re more the type to emerge after the sun has gone down, spend your time exploring the haunted alleyways of Mary King’s Close or hit up the local pub for the best whisky you’ll ever taste. Just don’t forget to head out of town and climb Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano that also offers gorgeous views over the city below. Ugh, why can’t we be working in Scotland right now.

#6. Skaftafell National Park

Iceland

And here we were thinking that the rock formations of Ireland’s Giants Causeway were impressive when Skaftafell National Park came onto the scene and blew us all away. Located in gorgeous Iceland, Skaftafell is the epicentre of the largest national park in Europe, Vatnajokull National Park, and lies on the southern edge of the breathtaking Vatnajokull Glacier. The park is a land of contrasts, promising you the chance to see everything from active volcanoes to glaciers to flat, sandy plains to glacier rivers – all in the same place. Skaftafell is also home to the Kristinartindar Peaks, a dramatic rock formation from which a waterfall plummets one metre into the lush park below. And that’s all before we get to the variety of hiking trails that wind through the 5000 square kilometres of natural beauty that the park claims as its own. Psh, who needs a job anyway, if you need us we’ll be adventuring in Iceland.

#7. Old Havana

Cuba

Okay, okay, so the pinnacle of chilly northern wandering isn’t really your thing. What about the colourful, bustling, tropical flair of Old Havana, in Cuba? Old Havana is the second most populated borough of modern Havana and is contained within the original Havana city walls. It is also the best placed to be completely immersed in the Havana of long ago. This is a Havana where rumba music floats through cobbled streets, where narrow lanes meander past Cuban-Baroque-meets-Art-Nouveau buildings and where the locals sip coffee and chat like they’ve been doing for many a-year. In other words, it’s pretty wanderlust inducing. Stay in a hotel that once played host to Winston Churchill, explore the brightly hued Plaza Vieja or spend the day exploring Havana’s revolutionary past at Museo de la Ciudad. Whatever you choose, it’s got to be better than staring gloomily out the window at all the not-Old Havana you’re surrounded by. Yes, you can thank us later.

#8. Banff National Park

Canada

Located in the iconic Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park and is home to some breathtaking examples of that alpine beauty we all know and love about Canada. Lake Louise, a turquoise pool of pure postcard perfect beauty, serves as the park’s main jumping off point before you move on to the too-pretty-to-be-real Sunshine Meadows (the name, guys, the name) or the jagged peaks of the Icefields Parkway. To help with painting the picture of how freaking incredible Banff National Park is, imagine that scene in The Sound of Music when Maria is singing her heart out to the rolling green hills around her. Banff makes that scenery look like your attempt at Pictionary after a few too many drinks. So, what are you waiting for?

#9. Chiang Mai

Thailand

Chiang Mai is a beacon when it comes to sought after travel destinations at the moment but the temple city of Thailand is attracting so much buzz for a very good reason. Serving as the hub of Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is the perfect place to kick back and get some much needed R&R while remaining in close proximity to activities galore. Pick from one of the many temples peeking out from behind every corner, thanks to the city’s position as the former seat of the Lanna kingdom, or spend your time wandering the backstreets and sampling the many flavours of Thai cuisine. Did someone say authentic pad Thai and grilled pork in banana leaf? Drool. Uh yeah, you can totally get away with chucking a sickie for a whole week (or four). We’ll see you at the airport.

#10. Ggantija

Malta

An underappreciated hidden gem good for more than just filming locations for a bunch of hit TV shows (Game of Thrones, anyone?), Malta is well-worth an addition to any perpetual wander-lusting daydreams. Malta, an island located between Malta and the North African coast, is home to a number of historic sites that remain as evidence of its former rulers, including the Romans, Moors, French and British. The most famous of these has to be Ggantija, a temple complex on the Mediterranean Island of Gozo that is older than the pyramids of Egypt. They are also the world’s second oldest existing manmade religious structures, losing out only to Gobekli Tepe in Turkey. You can actually wander through the ruins of the complex, marvelling at the ingenuity of construction from before society was really a thing. Getting to explore the almost-oldest structure in the world AND having the chance to live your best life on a Mediterranean island? Sign us the heck up!

Ready to pack your bags and get exploring? Make sure to check out our travel page for all the destinations worth knowing about.

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Dark Bars In Auckland To Escape The Heat

Dark Bars In Auckland To Escape The Heat

by Nina Franklin @ The A List | The Urban List

Summer in Auckland brings not only sweltering heatwaves but the tendency to want to throw back a cocktail or two. Now that the sun is out, you’d think that us JAFA’s have nothing more to complain about…wrong! We went from willing the chill of winter to end to complaining that “it’s toooo hot!” So, this time we’ve put together a list of bars to hide away in so that there’s no more melting make-up and squinty sun-in-our-eyes expressions. These are the bars that are cool, calm and collected and just what we need to escape the heat this summer.

Caretaker

Britomart

There’s a reason why this New York-style cocktail bar has a place on our list for dark bars to escape the heat this summer. Caretaker is hidden away in Britomart—you’ll find it down a dimly-lit staircase and through what looks like a janitor’s door. Here, you will find plenty of dark corners to hide away from the sun and the cocktail list is pretty damn impressive, too! Or, if there’s nothing on the list that quite tickles your fancy then you’re in luck, because custom-made cocktails are their specialty. Just pull up a seat at the bar and let the mixologists whip you up something special. It’s a win-win sitch, really.

Whammy And Wine Cellar

K’ Road

Whammy and Wine Cellar are probably the King and Queen of dark bars. K’ Rd is where you’ll find this double “whammy” duo, who are home to an eclectic mix of people and live music almost every night of the week. With a grunge-chić, dive-bar feel, Whammy and Wine Cellar are the perfect places to meet some interesting folk and rock out to some super cool music. With an ever-changing roster of Kiwi and international bands, you might just discover your new fave and cool down at the same time!

The Jefferson

CBD

Taking it downtown to Fort Lane is where you’ll find The Jefferson—Auckland’s premium whiskey bar. This 1920’s-styled bar is visually pleasing with bright cobalt blue couches and an edgy, industrial feel. Not only is The Jefferson a fantastic retreat from the sun, it also has more than 500 types of whiskey on offer. Now how bout’ that!? Sticky ribs are another specialty of this dark bar and so with whiskey, ribs AND an escape from the sun… what more could you want?

1885 Basement

Britomart

Another dark bar to add to our list is the 1885 Basement bar, another gem amongst the Britomart district. Hidden away downstairs from the main bar of 1885 is the basement bar. Here, you will find plush leather sofas and an aesthetic reminiscent of your rich, grandmother’s house from the ‘70s. Think crystal glassware and a retro tiled bar, with the best of the best bartenders, serving up equally luxurious cocktails. 1885 basement bar is the perfect excuse to hide away from the heat and indulge in a cocktail or three.

Racket

Britomart

Think exposed concrete and brick walls, wood and leather furnishings and a charming, rustic vibe and you’ve got Racket Bar, another on our list of dark bars to escape the heat. This oasis from the sun is hidden away down an alleyway in Britomart. Rum, cocktails and cigars are this bar’s specialty and, if you love live music, then this is the place to be. They’ve got live bands and DJ’s playing six nights a week. So, for an epic night of dancing and drinks, look no further than Racket, the self-proclaimed ‘most expensive fire hazard in Auckland.

Win-Win

Ponsonby

Bringing the vibe of Vegas to Ponsonby, Win-Win offers a sanctuary from the bright summer days. Step inside its doors and you’ll find murals by local legend Ross Lewis and portraits of the odd and uncelebrated. Here, cocktails are where it’s at. With mixologist mastermind Bence Harangozo working his magic behind the bar, you’ll find some of the best cocktails in our fair city!

The Gin Room

CBD

For all things luxurious and gin tasting, head to The Gin Room to escape the heat this summer. Situated on the first floor of one of Auckland’s oldest buildings—The Queens Ferry Hotel, The Gin Room is where you want to be for a gin cocktail list that could put any other bar to shame. This 1920’s-style cocktail lounge is adorned with red velvet curtains, dark wooden furnishings and dimly-lit tables made for sharing an intimate drink or two. So, if you’re wanting to indulge in the finer things in life and be transported to another century, we suggest you give this little wonder a visit.

Pineapple On Parnell

Parnell

Hidden away behind a single brass pineapple doorknocker, is Pineapple on Parnell— Auckland’s exclusive, ‘80s-inspired cocktail lounge. It’s the definition of sophistication! Pineapple on Parnell is another top pick of ours for bars to escape the heat this summer. Not only do they have a cocktail list fit for royalty but if you pop on down on the right night, you might just find the pianist throwing down some tunes on the ivory keys.

Lovebucket

Ponsonby

If you find yourself on K’ Road one day and you need to get away from the sweltering heat, then head on down to the K’ Road Food Workshop and out the back you’ll find Lovebucket, a perfect little oasis away from the sun. Lovebucket is renowned for their gin cocktails on tap and a pretty epic back bar, filled with pretty much every spirit imaginable… well, all the good one’s anyway. It’s dimly lit and has a cool 70’s vibe and did we mention it has gin cocktails on tap? Yup, that’s a thing and they’re pretty damn awesome!

Grand Central

Ponsonby

Our final pick for dark bars to escape the heat is Grand Central, Ponsonby Road’s most unpretentious live music bar! Named after the iconic Grand Central Station in New York, this is the place to go for live music EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT! If you’re in the mood to bust out the chops, they’ve got an open night mic on Monday or, if you’re just down for some chill vibes and a bit of a boogie, then pop on down any other day and hide away from the sun.

Image Credit: The Jefferson 

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Ho Chi Minh City Street Food (Part 2)

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food (Part 2)

by Phuong Tuyen @ xpath.co

Travelers should never have to ask the question of “what to eat in Saigon” because this is a true street food paradise! Ready for the second adventure to…

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Top 15 Places to visit in Vietnam (from iconic destinations to beautiful countryside)

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Do you want to know the best places to visit in Vietnam? We got you covered! Check this post out to learn more where to go and with extra tips on visa.

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The Best of Stockholm in 2 Days

by Hannah Logan @ Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

Nicknamed the Venice of the North, Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, quickly became one of my favourite cities.  Made up of 14 islands in the inner city, Stockholm is a Scandinavian gem with tons to offer. Although it is also…

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Best Places to Travel Solo: Venice

by Hannah Logan @ Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

Think Venice is only for couples on romantic vacations? I dare you to think again. Venice seems to be a hit or a miss with most people. A lot of visitors downplay this infamous city, claiming it’s too touristic, too…

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Vietnamese Food – 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...

23 Vietnamese Dishes to Celebrate Tet - Bacon is Magic

23 Vietnamese Dishes to Celebrate Tet - Bacon is Magic


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Celebrate Vietnamese Tet with Food! Here are 23 Vietnamese foods you should try during Tet, the most important holiday in Vietnam.

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If there is one word that perfectly summarizes Vietnamese food, that’s ‘flavorful’. Vietnamese cuisine represents a perfect combination of sweet, savory, sour, and hot flavors, achieved by combining a plethora of fresh herbs & spices (Vietnamese mint, cilantro, lemongrass ginger, coriander, Saigon cinnamon, tamarind, chili, lime, and Thai basil leaves); sauces, especially fish sauce in …

How to Best Prepare for Your First Silent Retreat

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Overwhelmed With Most Beautiful Pool Bar In Saigon

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Saigon itself makes people struggling with it, sometimes shimmering glamor, sometimes in idyllic life. However, to find a bustling place and enjoy while exploring Saigon and still feel poetic enough, perhaps, it is not many. But if you want to try, the Rooftop Pool Bar – Hotel Des Arts Saigon- a brand new destination will […]

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Blackout: Everyone Wore Black To The Golden Globes 2018

Blackout: Everyone Wore Black To The Golden Globes 2018

by Jessica Pridmore @ The A List | The Urban List

Kicking off the awards season for 2018 is the 75th Golden Globe Awards. Amid the anticipation of the winners and losers, the designers, and the beauty trends, all eyes at this year’s ceremony will be (predictably) fixed on the red-carpet fashion—but for one notable difference.

For anyone needing to be brought up to speed here, a number of heavy-hitting actresses in Hollywood have formed the activist group, Time’s Up in light of the avalanche of shocking sexual allegations, pay disparity, gender inequality and widespread harassment women from all walks of life face on a daily basis. (They even penned an open letter and published it as a full page in the NY Times.)

Using their immense influence to shine a light on their own industry and for women everywhere that face these injustices, attendees on the night have rallied together, wearing black as a sign of solidarity and protest.

In a post-Weinstein world, this awards season is shaping up to set the political agenda for 2018. And it’s about time.

In the gallery above are our fave Golden Globe attendees who wore black to the Golden Globes 2018. And damn, did they nail the theme…

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Vietnam shopping guide | The best things to buy as souvenirs

Vietnam shopping guide | The best things to buy as souvenirs

by Bach Loan @ xpath.co

When it comes to Vietnam shopping, this country is such a great destination to buy souvenirs and gifts. The country is diverse and unique and so are the…

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Vietnamese Gastronomy : 10 Marvelous Dishes you must try in Vietnam!

Vietnamese Gastronomy : 10 Marvelous Dishes you must try in Vietnam!


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Vietnam is a destination that will satisfy every foodie and food lover. Let's discover together some the most tasty dishes you must try in Vietnam.

Top Tourist Attractions in the USA (Destinations to Visit in Different States)

by Pretty Wild World @ Pretty Wild World

Are you planning to visit the USA very soon? Plan ahead and read on to find out which of the top tourist attractions in the USA worth visiting!

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Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Victoria – and Vegan too!

by Ayngelina @ Bacon is Magic – The Best Food Around the World

Locals' picks for the best vegetarian restaurants in Victoria, that omnivores also love.

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Come to Hue and Eat like a Local Hue City is the old capital of Vietnam. Despite its location – next to Da Nang – the new economic center, Hue is calm and peaceful in a unique way. If you want to have a truly relaxing travel experience, Hue is definitely the city you must […]

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Vietnamese Gastronomy : 10 Marvelous Dishes you must try in Vietnam!

by Aïda Bennouna @ Allo maman tout va bien

I love Vietnamese cuisine. It is light, often healthy, offers a big variety of taste and ingredients, inexpensive and above all extremely tasty. During...

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Seoul Food Guide: 22 Must-Eat Restaurants in Seoul, South Korea

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

This list of 22 must-eat restaurants in Seoul includes some of the best places to try popular dishes like bibimbap, kalguksu, and Korean bbq. It also included four of the oldest restaurants in Seoul. If you're looking for solid restaurant recommendations, then these are 22 you should seriously consider.

13 Things to Do, See, & Eat During Winter in Japan

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Winter in Japan. Like every season in this amazing country, Japanese winter has its own specific sights, smells, and sounds. Let us tell you what to look for. What to Do, See, and Eat During Winter in Japan I’ll be honest: winter is not our family’s favorite season. Indeed, we enjoy living in places with […]

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Top 10 Things to Experience on Your Visit in Stockholm

by cindy @ Experience the World – TravelJo

If you don’t mind having a few hours of sunshine during the winter and money draining so fast from your pocket, then Stockholm, Sweden’s cultural, political, and economic capital is your next travel destination in Northern Europe. Spreading over more than a dozen of islands and connected by bridges, Stockholm is tourist-friendly with a broad range […]

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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11 Of The Best Antic Pubs In London

11 Of The Best Antic Pubs In London

by Will Noble @ Londonist

Flock wallpaper and affordable pints.

Top 10 Vietnamese Dishes You Should Try - The Christina's Blog

Top 10 Vietnamese Dishes You Should Try - The Christina's Blog


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Lucky for you, we have chosen the Top 10 Vietnamese dishes we think you should try to get a taste of how delicious the country truly is.

Top Five Things To Do in Munich, Germany

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Presenting ‘Munich, Germany’ according to blogger Roobens Fils of Been Around The Globe. The “Whereabouts” series is now taking guests! Have a location to share? Pitch your idea here. When you ask someone “Have you ever been to Munich, Germany?“, either you will hear “No” or “Yeah I went there, for the Oktoberfest festival, I […]

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BEST MOBILE APPS TO SAVE MONEY ON FOOD FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS (Part 1)

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

This quick blog post will not exactly be about Vietnamese Cuisine, but it is still about food. In this post, I will share with you some of the best mobile apps to save money on food for college students. FYI,

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Dîner En Blanc Is Back for 2018!

Dîner En Blanc Is Back for 2018!

by Urban List Writers @ The A List | The Urban List

Dust off your champagne flutes and get the dry cleaner on call because the highly anticipated dining phenomenon Dîner en Blanc is back again this summer! Returning to Auckland in March 2018, it’s set to be in one of the most beautiful and unexpected locations yet, bringing together Auckland’s most glamorous in one unforgettable night of French flair.

Launched in Paris 30 years ago, the world’s poshest picnic invites hundreds of guests to wine and dine at a top-secret location. And, you’ll only find out where on the night.

Revelers don their finest white threads and BYO tables, chairs and silverware to this fabulous feast—no paper plates allowed here! The soiree begins after the traditional waving of the cloth napkin and from then on it’s time to pop the champers, light the sparklers and party on to live music under the stars. 

If you were senseless enough to miss out in previous years, it’s time to send your whites to the laundromat and secure your ticket now or it’s au revoir to one of the most magical events on next year’s calendar. Psst: this year is said to throw the others out of the bag, marking the fifth anniversary of Dîner en Blanc in Auckland. 

The Deets: 

What: Dîner en Blanc.  When: March 24, 2018.  How: Tickets are strictly limited. Unless previously attended, sign up on the waiting list via the official website here. 

Tomato Ki Chutney

by admin @ Food you should try

Does anyone have a traditional Pakistani recipe for the above please? I think I might have all the ingredients in. Just want to check with someone who makes it regularly. Thanks! It’s one of my childhood favourites.

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Best Historical Sites to Visit in Ho Chi Minh

by admin @ Saigon-online.net

One of the most interesting things in the journey to explore a country is getting to know its history, and when you are in Vietnam, historic places in Saigon are indeed a striking and rewarding to way to learn and to discover its great country. Let’s take a look to find now! Cu Chi Tunnels […]

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What’s On magazine on Asian5 Downtown Dubai

by asian5 @ Asian5

Asian 5: The second serving of healthy Asian street food Asian5 has opened a second branch of its quick-fix healthy eating restaurant in DIFC’s Al Murooj complex. Serving up the same menu as it’s Dubai Airport restaurant, expect healthy Asian street food inspired by five different Asian cuisines: Thailand, China, Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. They’ll […]

What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam - A Hanoi Food Guide

What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam - A Hanoi Food Guide


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Wondering what to eat in Hanoi Vietnam? Our Hanoi food guide has the best spots to eat and drink in the wonderfully chaotic Vietnamese city.

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

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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How To See Tate Modern In Your Lunch Hour

How To See Tate Modern In Your Lunch Hour

by Tabish Khan @ Londonist

A quick tour of the best bits.

Cobalt Bar Top Culinary Destination of TripAdvisor

by admin @ Saigon-online.net

Located on the 30th and 31st floor, the Cobalt Restaurant and Bar redefine a new way of eating and drinking concept with cutting edge modular cuisine including nitrogen ice cream, oxygen foam cocktail, spilled homemade lemonades and our very adult ice blocks. Its creative and city’s bird-eye-view offers diversity of delectable Tapas and cutting edge […]

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Vietnam Tourist Destinations (Street Cuisine)

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

As other Asia countries, street food plays an essential role to form Vietnamese Cuisine. Vietnamese street food is very various in styles of cooking based on particular times of the day, different regions, and of course Vietnamese street food varies from

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21 Inspirational Movies about Food and Chefs

by Ekaterina @ Happy Bellyfish

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Where’s The Place For The Best Stress-Free Siesta?

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

The classic siesta originates from Spain, it’s where you just take a step back from hectic life and wind down. After all, that’s what a traditional holiday is all about right? The Spanish culture links a siesta to a long sleep or a nice nap. As the country itself can get quite hot, people get […]

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Obama eats out in Hanoi: 6 must-try Vietnamese street food and where to get them in Singapore

Obama eats out in Hanoi: 6 must-try Vietnamese street food and where to get them in Singapore


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It was a rare sight - US President Barack Obama sitting on a flimsy plastic stool, having a simple Vietnamese meal in a Hanoi restaurant with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Top 9 Popular Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try - The Christina's Blog

The Top 9 Popular Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try - The Christina's Blog


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Vietnam has many beautiful landscapes and unique cultures. But just as amazing are the delicious Vietnamese dishes available throughout the country.

Best Vietnamese food in Little Saigon: The top 25 dishes to eat

Best Vietnamese food in Little Saigon: The top 25 dishes to eat


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The scent of Little Saigon hits me in the face. An intoxicating perfume of jackfruit and bananas and the vanilla-y scent of pandanus leaves wraps itself around me in a warm, tight embrace. It’s a s…

NYC Dining at the Cape House, Brooklyn

by Alyssa Holder @ Honest Cooking

Inspired by New England cuisine, Cape House serves clam shack favorites along with bar snacks, burgers, cocktails and beer in Bushwick.

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Best Online Healthy Cooking Classes

by Ekaterina @ Happy Bellyfish

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A Berry Delicious Way to Prevent Heart Disease in Men

by Jane Duncan @ MyGreatRecipes

The world’s most popular superfoods – think wild salmon (rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids), broccoli rabe (containing a host of antioxidant vitamins and bone-building Vitamin K), and cinnamon (a powerful inflammation buster) are beneficial to all people, since they aid in reducing our risk of developing heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and some types […]

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Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Vietnamese Cuisine

Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Vietnamese Cuisine


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It was only a matter of time before we hit Vietnamese food. The cuisine has become one of Houston's favorite over the last few decades -- coinciding with the large influx of Vietnamese immigrants that began following the Vietnam War -- with dishes such as pho now rivaling cheese enchiladas...

17 Things That Will Probably, Definitely Happen While Jacinda Ardern Is Pregnant

17 Things That Will Probably, Definitely Happen While Jacinda Ardern Is Pregnant

by Natasha Van Der Laan @ The A List | The Urban List

Two is about to become three in the Ardern-Gayford household (congratulations, guys!) and we couldn’t be more excited. To celebrate, we’ve done what we do best… compiled a list! Here are 17 things that will probably, definitely happen while Jacinda Ardern is pregnant.

The world will keep spinning. Mark Richardson’s head will explode. Max Key will become a distant memory. RIP. George and Charlotte will also become a distant memory. We’re getting a royal baby of our own! People will actually tune in to Parliament TV to watch the growing bump. #primeminister and #baby will trend on Twitter from now until June. The dry landscape of political memes will flourish again. The nation will hold its breath as Winston takes the reigns. Grandparents everywhere will sigh and exclaim, “Poor child… Arriving into the limelight like that.” There will be workplace bets nationwide about gender and name (our money’s on girl!). Parents-to-be will want to name their child after Baby Ardern. The trolls will be in full force across comments sections nationwide.   … And a whole lot of people will throw their toys out of the cot. There will be talk about the New Zealand Dollar (although we’re not quite sure why exactly??). Clarke Gayford will find himself as the face of stay-at-home dads. Businesses will become more baby-friendly. Jacinda will prove the haterz wrong and show them a woman CAN be a mother and have a career at the same time. Nolite te bastardes carborundorum, bitches. 

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Where To Eat And Drink In… Camden

Where To Eat And Drink In… Camden

by Ben Norum @ Londonist

The area's best lunches, restaurants, pubs and bars.

A useful 2 day itinerary for your trip to Ho Chi Minh City

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Most visitors spend around 2 days in Ho Chi Minh city, and although the city has a lot to offer, with a well designed itinerary you can certainly get a good taste of the city lifestyle and make the most of your time here. Here’s a list of things to do for your 2 day […]

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Quiz: What Kind of Food Traveler Are You?

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Copper Cow Coffee: Vietnamese Pour-Over Goes Global

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Like her Copper Cow Coffee, Debbie Wei Mullan is a mix of Asian and American. She was raised in San Francisco by her Chinese-Vietnamese mother and American father, and although they assimilated into American culture, growing up, her mom’s kitchen was filled with the pungent aromas and intense flavors of Vietnamese and Chinese home-cooking. That […]

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This Camera Is Taking Your Travel Pics 360

This Camera Is Taking Your Travel Pics 360

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

We hate to break it to you guys. But a selfie is no longer enough to guarantee that double tap. Why? Because 360-degree photography is officially a thing and everything you thought you knew about your feed has changed. Enter: the GoPro 360-degree Fusion camera.

So why is this latest camera so great? Let us tell you. Fusion will capture everything, we’re talking 360-spherical content, that your single-lens cam simply can’t.

It’s also nice and easy to edit with Mobile OverCapture editing for iOS so that even your mum can now make epic travel vids. You can even re-frame and save old school-style videos from the 360-degree vid, we know. It’s (almost) too much.

GoPro Fusion has dropped a limited release and support for Android devices will be coming soon.

Go on. Your followers deserve this.

Still struggling to picture it? Check it out below.

Image credit: Sam Evans for GoPro

Parents: Tried This Great Play Space In Clerkenwell?

Parents: Tried This Great Play Space In Clerkenwell?

by M@ @ Londonist

Postal fun at Sorted!

13 Marvellous Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

13 Marvellous Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

by Hana Okada @ The A List | The Urban List

Heads up, guys. There’s so much to see and do in Auckland this weekend, the hardest part will be deciding where to begin. Get ready to plan wicked times with your best friends/family/SO/dog etc, eating delish food, watching some epic theatre and getting some Shakespeare.

Here's 14 awesome things to do this weekend in Auckland.  

All Weekend

The Merchant of Venice

Pop-up Globe is back and better than ever, and this weekend they're rocking The Merchant of Venice. Full of wit, drama and disguise, it's a Shakespearean classic, and it's performed in a replica of the 1614 Globe Theatre. It'll be performed by the Buckingham Company—an all-male company of actors and musicians from around the world.

Where: Pop-up Globe Theatre, Ellerslie When: Friday 19 January—Thursday 29 March, 7:30pm—10:15pm For more info, click here.

Sawmill, Snacks and Sounds Takapuna

Burger Burger’s bringing all of the live tunes, refreshing beers and deliciousness to Taka all summer long, and you’re all invited. Joined by the good people at Sawmill Brewery, you’ll be treated to their thirst-quenching pilsners, Crystal Lager, XPA and Hoppy Hibiscus Gose. There'll be live music all weekend long, too. Bring it on. 

Where: Forteith and Hurstmere, Takapuna When: Every weekend until January 28 For more info, click here

Zirka Circus

Back with its fifth tour of New Zealand, Zirka Circus is bringing even more mind-boggling, spectacular entertainment to our shores. Their new show, Send in the Clowns, is more spectacular than ever, with performing arts, theatre, and hilarity all wrapped up in a world-class performance. This is one adventure-filled (and animal-free!) circus for the whole family.

Where: Stella Maris Catholic School, Silverdale When: Monday 1 January—Sunday 31 January For more info, click here

Friday 19 January

I Am Not Your Negro—Friday Films

Head to Silo Park for a perfect way to bring in the weekend. Round up the troops for a night of food trucks galore, drinks flowing from the Silo Bar, and a great movie! They’re bringing you one of the most loved and acclaimed films from 2017’s NZIFF, I Am Not Your Negro. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this documentary takes inspiration from James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript and recounts the lives of his close friends and civil rights leaders Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evans. The delish food trucks include Fritz’s Wieners, House of Dumplings, Philppe’s Poutine. Niiiice. 

Where: Silo Park, Auckland CBD When: Friday 19 January, 4:30pm—11:30pm For more info, click here.

Classical Weekend: Auckland Live Summer in the Square

This is the perfect symphony for a chill Friday hang, with a range of musical talent and classical experiences for some orchestral bliss! Be serenaded by the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young Achievers, the Royal New Zealand Navy Band and New Zealand Opera. You can even sneak a peek inside the Auckland Town Hall Organ. 

Where: Aotea Square, Auckland CBD When: Friday 19 January—Saturday 20 January, 12:30pm—4:30pm For more info, click here

Movies in Parks: La La Land

Did you miss one of the biggest movies of 2017? Not to worry—watch this all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy back on the big screen and under the stars! Following a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles, La La Land swooped up six Academy Award wins in 2017. Get to Mairangi Bay Park early to snag a fab viewing spot. The event kicks off at 7pm. 

Where: Mairangi Bay Park, Mairangi When: Friday 19 January, 5pm—10pm For more info, click here

Bug Lab Lates

Cocktails, street foods, and… bugs? Yep, you heard that right—this adults-only (a.k.a kids at heart) event starts with a complimentary cocktail and a fabulous selection of Auckland street food faves, plus live entertainment. Then enter the magical world of Te Papa and Weta Workshop’s thrilling science exhibition, discovering the genius of bugs. It's bound to delight even the harshest bug critic. 

Where: Auckland Zoo, Western Springs When: Friday 19 January, 6pm—9pm For more info, click here.

Saturday 20 January

Moveable Feast Matakana

Hosted by Matakana’s Te Rata Wine, this scrumptious festival brings some of Auckland’s best street food right to the heart of Matakana village. There’s an unreal line-up too—served alongside Te Rata’s beautiful natural wines, handmade sodas and cider, as well as craft beer on tap! Hit it up after nursing your food coma from the scrummy offerings at the morning markets.

Where: Matakana Valley, Matakana When: Saturday 20 January, 5pm—9pm For more info, click here

Fat Freddy’s Drop

This is one of the first times you’ll see these Kiwi legends since they officially sold out their largest headlining show in 2017! You’ll have a chance to see Fat Freddy’s Drop live in the beautiful surroundings of Villa Maria Estate, where you’ll experience brand new songs off the upcoming album, as well as our fave summer classics we can’t get enough of. Special guests include Ladi6 and Salmonella Dub!

Where: Villa Maria Estate, Mangere When: Saturday 20 January, 5pm For more info, click here

House of Vans

It’s been just announced that House of Vans is hitting our shores! This is one of the biggest skating events, making its home in Shed 10 for a day packed full of skate-based events. This day-long community event, spread over two sessions, is absolutely FREE—you’ll find skating by the Vans team, a skate-inspired marketplace, live grip tape application, DJs after hours and even tattooing (if you’re feeling adventurous). After 4pm the event transforms into an epic R18 party with some sick international bands.

Where: Shed 10, Auckland CBD When: Saturday 20 January, 10am—10pm For more info, click here.

Auckland Live Summer in the Square: Grand Opening

The Barbarians, celebrated freedom-fighters from Wellington’s theatre scene, have got hold of the keys to one of Auckland’s most beloved venues—The Civic. This is a tour-de-force celebration of the world of performing arts, featuring a host of local collaborators. It's gonna be one hell of an immersive and interactive show where you’ll be walking through the theatre and getting up to no good.

Where: The Civic, Auckland CBD When: Saturday 20 January—Sunday 21 January For more info, click here.

Sunday 21 January

Absolut Summer

Sunday sessions done right! Experience the Absolut Summer Pop-Up at Regatta, featuring Rob Martyn with Kareem LIVE, in a lush resort-style beach bar full of palm trees and greenery! Come in off the beach, sip on some Absolut cocktails and catch the last rays of the weekend. There’s premium Absolut cocktails, the Dinghy bar, VIP Platinum and Gold Cabana experiences to take that drinking sesh to the next level.

Where: Regatta Bar and Eatery, Takapuna When: Sunday 21 January, 2pm—7pm For more info, click here

Vegan Street Food Fair

Calling all vegan food lovers! One of our fave health hubs, Wise Cicada, is transforming into the ultimate vegan foodie experience this weekend. The menu stars delish dishes like Indonesian Mee Goreng, Persian Gormeh Sabzi, Indian puffed rice, Mexican chimichangas and even an organic vegan smoothie bowl bar! There’s live music from midday too. 

Where: Wise Cicada, Newmarket When: Sunday 21 January, 11am—3pm For more info, click here.

Cheers to summer! Here's a champagne series you won't wanna miss

18 Hobbies To Start In 2018

18 Hobbies To Start In 2018

by Olivia Atkinson @ The A List | The Urban List

Well, well, well. 2017, has ditched us. Where did the year go?! As 2018 graces us with its presence, we’ve got a whopping 365 days to fill with whatever we choose (apart from the compulsory job, study, family, friend and general life commitments, of course) and what better way to get started than with sussing out a new hobby or two.

Hobbies can often get a bad rap. We get it. Sometimes there’s an underlying pressure to excel at your chosen hobby rather than have it purely for enjoyment, which makes the whole concept of picking up a hobby from scratch kinda intimidating.

Let us remind you, dear readers; having a ‘hobby’ basically means doing something for yourself because you find it really frickin’ fun. Kapeesh?

Without further ado—and without pressure to take any of these on board if they don’t tickle your fancy—here are 18 hobbies to start in 2018.

Start a wine tasting group. Once in awhile, gather some fellow vino-lovin’ friends and partake in a spot of wine tasting. Everyone has to bring a bottle but keep it in a paper bag. You’ll taste all the wines, make individual notes and then all will be revealed. It’s basically a learn-as-you-go wine tasting course and a solid excuse to get on the grape with your mates. More of a beer person? Start home brewing like you said you would in 2017. Get your camp on. If the only time you’ve slept in a tent is at a music festy, you’re really missing out. Our pretty country is home to some of the world’s best camping spots. Bring the marshmallows and get amongst. Keep track of your finances. We can almost see the eye rolls. If budgeting is your worst nightmare, it’s time to trick your brain into thinking that it’s somewhat enjoyable. Avoid those ghastly spreadsheets and download a nifty app. Trust us, you’ll end up having more moolah for the things you actually want to do. Start selling your shit and/or stop buying shit. You probably don’t need half the stuff you own, y’know? Learn how to not kill an indoor plant. Read up on our guide. Good luck. Make quilts. Quilts are just the best. They keep you warm, look great on a bed or couch and make for an excellent gift. Yep, they’ve made a comeback—type ‘hipster quilts’ into Google and you’ll get the idea. Give bullet journalling a crack. Yeah, yeah, we know no one really has time to jot down all their thoughts/feelings/shit they need to do, but most people have also never tried bullet journalling. It’s as if a to-do list, weekly planner and personal diary had a baby. Read all about it here. Try cooking for fun. If you’re one of these people who reluctantly whips up half-arsed meals during the week, we’re going to let you in on a secret. The more you cook, the better the meals will become. The end result? You’ll begin enjoying cooking because you’ll know that the end product will be epic instead of passably edible. Truth. Pick up a couple of disposable film cameras and go silly. Because of the limited number of shots, you’ll really have to think about what moments you capture. 36 selfie retakes ain’t going to cut the mustard. Become a wedding celebrant. Marriage is as trendy as ever so you’ll be in high hobby demand. Learn how to DJ. There’s an 82-year-old Japanese lady who rips up the decks in some of Tokyo’s best nightclubs proving to all of us that you’re never too old to pick up a new passion. Try your hand at pottery...literally. There’s something about pottery that looks so damn therapeutic. Watch these vids and tell us that you don’t want to give it a go. Become a fiercely competitive Scrabble player. You won’t regret it. Become a food mash-up inventor. Cronuts, sushi burgers and pizza cones are, like, ancient now. Just think of the endless food baby possibilities… Take up woodworking. It’s pretty badass and could lead to some awesome pieces of DIY furniture. Get really freakin’ good at stone skipping. Perfect the art of doing nothing. This might just be the best hobby ever.

Want to hang out with your friends while taking on your new hobby? We reveal Who Should Be Your BFF Based On Your Star Sign

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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Marival Spa – A Wine Lovers Slice of Heaven. Plus Marival Residences Review

by Meagen Collins @ Food Fun Travel Blog

Marival Spa plus Marival Residences Review. Marival Residence is a luxury all-inclusive resort in the up and coming area of Riviera Nayarit. We review the food, Mare Mare Beach Club and more.

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Top 20 Wine Blogs to Follow in 2018

by Ekaterina @ Happy Bellyfish

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20 Vietnamese Foods You Really Should Be Trying

20 Vietnamese Foods You Really Should Be Trying


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You may know PHO but you don't know genuine Viet food until you've tried some of these!

Places to Visit in Spain from Historical Sites, Moorish Cities, and Architectural Splendors

by Pretty Wild World @ Pretty Wild World

Are you planning a holiday in Europe soon? Check out this list of the top places to visit in Spain and make your travel destination easier!

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Thailand: Koh Samui – Top 8 beach heaven you should not miss-

by Aïda Bennouna @ Allo maman tout va bien

  1  Mae nam Beach Mae nam is a beach very little known by tourists. It is lying on north shore of the island...

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Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi has complex layers of culture to distinguish itself from others big cities in Vietnam. The border between the ancient Hanoi and the Hanoi of modernity and luxury one is not chaotic but unusually remarkable: With a walk down the same street, one can admire an antique Buddhist temple and soon after, the French architecture […]

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Punch Up Your Steak With Homemade Korean Ssamjang

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

We know, we know. You were about to say, “Good steak doesn’t need sauce.” But you’d be missing out on an extra tasty, spicy, funky sauce if you didn’t marinate and dress your beef with homemade Korean ssamjang. Our friends at ChefSteps partnered with Portland, Oregon chef Gregory Gourdet on this recipe for sauced-up steak to […]

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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...

Comfort Foods Made Healthy AF

Comfort Foods Made Healthy AF

by Georgia Jayne Young @ The A List | The Urban List

There are times in all of our lives that comfort food is absolutely necessary but you’re trying to be healthy, right? Never fear, our healthy swaps are here! Try these healthier versions of your faves next time you need a lil’ comforting.

Chocolate Mousse

Yes, chocolate mousse is healthy people! Well, avocado chocolate mousse, that is. Don’t be alarmed that by the key ingredient—you can’t even taste the avo. It basically just tastes like a super creamy, decadent chocolate mousse except you don’t feel like you’ve been hit by a sugar coma after demolishing it. Winning!

Lasagne

If lasagne isn’t on your comfort food list then who even are you? There is literally nothing more comforting than a hot, delicious dish of freshly baked lasagne. Wanna know how to make it healthy? There are sooo many ways—switch out the mince for lentils and veggies, use gluten free pasta sheets or sliced eggplant in place of regular pasta or try this pumpkin, spinach and feta lasagne with allll the hidden veggies. You’ll be in love at first bite.

Corn chips And Guac

A summertime classic that is definitely a step up on the health-front from regular chips and store bought dip. Another bonus is that making your own guac is super quick and easy and everyone at the BBQ will love you for it.

Chocolate Thickshake

There really isn’t anything like a chocolate thickshake on a hot summer’s day, right? Well, the good news is that this total indulgence doesn’t have to be so indulgent after all. Instead of ice cream, milk and sugar laden choc syrups, switch it up with a frozen banana, coconut or almond milk, raw cacao powder, a plant based protein powder and some chia seeds to make it nice and thick. Mmmmmm.

Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Mac ‘n’ cheese—aka gooey, golden deliciousness—can indeed be made healthy and we are very happy about it. Try out a creamy vegan version of your old favourite comfort food. We know, cheese-less mac ‘n’ cheese sounds weird af but just trust us, it’s yum once you get over the cheese-less-ness.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Now you can have your pizza and eat it too! What more could you ask for in life really? Yeah you heard us right – a pizza base made from cauliflower but, don’t be fooled by the healthy exterior, it tastes just as fabulous as the real thing and won’t leave you with a pizza food baby. Always a good thing in our opinion.

Sweet Potato Fries

Love chips? Make your own with sweet potato which is packed with vitamin C, D, B6, potassium and magnesium, plus a ton of fibre! Just chop your sweet potato into chips, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake in the oven until crispy and amazing.

Banana Bread

Just the smell of banana bread is comforting, right? But just because it’s called ‘bread’ doesn’t mean it’s healthy and you can eat an entire loaf for breakfast. Unfortunately, normal banana bread is basically banana cake in the shape of a loaf—sorry for the truth bomb, we know it hurts. Luckily for you, you can switch the sugar and gluten for healthy options and you have a just as delightful (but healthier) version. You’re welcome.

Nice Cream

If you haven’t gotten on the banana ‘nice’ cream buzz yet, then this summer is your chance. Super easy, super healthy and it tastes just as good as the original, tbh. Literally blend a banana in a food processor and voila. Or try one of these insane (and healthy) flavours!

Want to hold onto the health buzz? Here's 13 ways to psych yourself up before exercising. 

How To Dine At Noma’s Last Available Reservation For As Little As $10

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

There’s just one last table available at Noma’s re-opening night on February 15! And it could be yours for as little as $10. Noma is partnering with Omaze to offer a trip for you and a guest to Copenhagen to dine at one of the world’s best restaurants. But it gets better! Return the next […]

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Auckland’s Best Beach Day Trips

Auckland’s Best Beach Day Trips

by Olivia Atkinson @ The A List | The Urban List

There’s no shortage of stunning beaches for dips after work in Auckland. But it’s summer, and summer calls for road trips. So we’ve located the best beach day jaunts for picnics, frolicking, sunshine and swimming, not too far from our fair city. 

After all, what better way to embrace the hot, hot weather than with sand between your toes?

Locate the hamper, slap on the sunscreen and prepare yourself for a hoon out to some of the best day trip beaches from Auckland. 

Bethells Beach 

This wild, rugged beach is an Auckland favourite—a little piece of untouched beauty less 50-minutes drive from the city. Bethells is a great activities beach, whether it's surfing, fishing, strolling along the Te Henga Walkway, or building the obligatory beach day sandcastle. 

Mercer Bay 

On the drive to Piha, keep an eye out for the Te Ahuahu turnoff and you’ll come across a serious gem of an adventure spot—Mercer Bay. Not for the faint hearted, pay strict heed to the barriers provided as these are Auckland's tallest cliffs and can be dangerous. With powdery black sand, warm rock pools and a massive cave that’s accessible during low tide, Mercer Bay is the ideal day trip for adventure lovers. 

Mangawhai 

Just 80-minutes from Auckland, Mangawhai is a great beach town to spend the day in. It’s a popular spot with surfers but is an equally as idyllic spot for laxing on the beach. Splash around in the waves before popping into Sandbar for lunch and a coffee.  

Palm Beach 

Jump on the ferry and head out to Waiheke for a day on an island. Palm Beach is on the northern side, boasting white sandy beaches and safe swimming. Sheltered from any nasty south-westerly winds, Palm Beach has two barbecue areas (that’s lunch sorted) and a pirate ship playground for when or if the sprogs get bored. Oh, and ‘Nudey Bay’ is situated at the far west end, if you’re that way inclined. 

Anchor Bay 

Nestled within the Tawharanui Regional Park lies a golden beach called Anchor Bay. Fill up the tank because this spot is an 80-minute drive from Auckland, making Anchor Bay the perfect day trip to get away from it all. This pristine slice of Kiwi beauty has golden sand, the cleanest and clearest of water, and a rock pool deep enough for bombs. A truly awesome beach.

Muriwai 

Every Aucklander should spend a day at this beautiful West Coast beach. From surfing to lounging under an umbrella or rolling down the dunes, Muriwai has a lot to offer. Surf lifesavers are on patrol at peak times as the rips can get a bit full on, and the black sand can be absolutely scorching so be sure to utilise our jandal life hack! On your way back to the big smoke, don’t forget to have a nosy at the gannet colony. 

Karekare 

Another impressive West Coast nugget, Karekare is a breathtaking and unique beach—the kind that makes us feel damn lucky that we call this country home. Several movies have been shot here including The Piano, and it’s less chaotic than beaches closer to Auckland. With a long stretch of sand, Karekare is a great walking beach and a wander to the Karekare Falls will make your day trip one to remember. 

Keen to get your walk on? Take one of Auckland’s Best Weekend Walks And Hikes.

Healthy Vietnamese Food That's Lower in Calories

Healthy Vietnamese Food That's Lower in Calories


Verywell

Learn quick tips to find healthy Vietnamese food in restaurants, at the grocery store and even make low-calorie Vietnamese food at home.

The First 3D Painting Museum in Saigon

by admin @ Saigon-online.net

Coming to Artinus, you like being lost in a new art space and have an opportunity to capture vivid 3D photos with friends and relatives. Artinus (Art In Us) is a 3D painting art museum which has just been built and put into trial operation in Ho Chi Minh city. This is considered the first […]

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We Dig The Ludlow’s Guide To Eating In NYC’s Lower East Side

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

If there’s one thing New York City hotels all need, it’s a friendly, concise, expertly curated guide to the neighborhood’s best eats. Lower East Side mainstay The Ludlow is handing out these cool little maps to make sure you end up exactly where you want. Here’s the map’s legend — check out all these great […]

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Must try Asian Fried Rice and Noodles

by asian5 @ Asian5

Culinary traditions of the many Asian cultures converged to form the renowned Asian cuisine. Popular for its intense flavour and aroma, Asian foods have strong consumer base not only in Asia but also all over the world. It is popularity is celebrated from the western nations to the sandy shores of the Middle East. Rice […]

5 Marvellous Things To Do In Auckland This Week

5 Marvellous Things To Do In Auckland This Week

by Bella Ramdhanie @ The A List | The Urban List

January is in full swing and that means a new year is upon us. Rather than get glum about the fact that Christmas is over, we suggest you seize the opportunities provided by a fresh start. This year we are choosing to stick to our resolutions (eeep!), continue to embrace challenges and of course, have a whole lotta good times.

There’s plenty of awesome ways for you to kick off the new year, so keep your party pants on and hop to it! Here are five marvellous things to do this week.

Monday 8

ASB CLASSIC

As you’ve probably heard, the ASB Classic has returned to Auckland and we could not be more excited. The event will be runs  from the 1st – 13th of January and is a highlight on Aucklander’s calendars for a reason. Think world-class tennis, scrumptious food and drink, live entertainment and groovy tunes. It sounds like a bit of us, and it’s one that should not be missed. Tennis action, being served up the finest eats and drinks and enjoying the loving touch of the New Zealand sun. Sounds heavenly to us.​

Tuesday 9

FLEET FOXES

Auckland’s arts are coming to life this week, so get ready! Indie-folk group, the Fleet Foxes, are taking over the Powerstation to give us lucky Aucklanders another epic performance. Showcasing their acclaimed third album, Crack-Up, the concert is the first time the group has been in New Zealand in six years. Be sure to check them out when they’re around!

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE  

Performed by Buckingham Company, the Pop-up Globe presents Shakespeare’s classic, The Merchant of Venice. The plot tells the tale of a man named Bassiano, who is drowning in debt to his best friend and as the story unfolds he learns that he is gambling with his own life. Kicking off this Tuesday and running across the next few months, the performance will take the audience on a journey of drama and excitement. Get yourself down there ASAP, you won’t regret it.

Wednesday 10

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Speaking of pop-up globes, another favourite is back! Auckland’s summer staple, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be around for another stellar season and you’re guaranteed a good time at this one. Known as Shakespeare’s comedic masterpiece, the performance enchants its viewers by combining a talented cast, a witty script and comedy and romance captured in the beautiful way that only Shakespeare could portray. It’s gonna be a cracker!

Thursday 11

THE XX PERFORMANCE

Back for their first show in New Zealand in eight years, The XX is performing at The Trust Arena this January! They have also partnered with PLUS1, so that $1 from every ticket purchased will go towards local LGBT+ programs in each city of the tour. Seeing one of the music industry’s most in-demand bands sounds like a pretty good way to spend a Thursday night to us. It’ll be a night to remember!

Have a nifty fifty in your pocket? Here's 50 things to do in Auckland for less than $50. 

Bangkok Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants in Bangkok, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

If you ask people what their favorite thing about Bangkok is, then the most common answers will surely be the temples, the nightlife, the low prices, and our personal favorite – the food. In case you haven't heard, Bangkok is a food lover's paradise, so much so that CNN named it the very best street food city in the world.

How to cook a Vietnamese Sate Sauce

by fred wilson @ Vietnamese Food – Back of the Bike Tours

In this cooking video you will learn how to cook a Vietnamese sate sauce (Sa Tế). Check out the video and the list of ingredients right below! 🙂   List of ingredients needed to cook a Vietnamese Sate sauce 4 stalks lemongrass 3 asian shallots...

Well-Known Night Markets In Vietnam

by admin @ Saigon-online.net

 Do you think markets are noisy, complicated, too much hustle and hustle? And you do not like it? If you have these thoughts let together with Saigon-online explore well- known night markets below. You will recognize your soul has found a right place to desire and look back. 1. Night Market At Hoi An Ancient […]

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Vietnamese Fashion Brands: The Future Of Brick And Mortar Retail

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

With the current Vietnam fashion retail market reported to be worth US $358 million, Vietnam is attracting global industry players drawn by its double-digit growth figures of 22.5%. For the consumer, that means choice across different segments; for the retailer, that means new strategies are required to increase sales both on- and offline. Despite impressive […]

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Country Of Deliciousness; The Best Vietnamese Dishes - Asiana Circus

Country Of Deliciousness; The Best Vietnamese Dishes - Asiana Circus


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In case you would like to know what are the best Vietnamese dishes then keep reading! Because we share our favorite dishes from North to South of Vietnam.

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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Girls’ Getaway: A Weekend in New York City

by Hannah Logan @ Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

New York City is one of those places that is likely on everyone’s list to visit, especially for us women. The allure of the high fashion, the bright lights, and non-stop night life has everyone hungry for a taste. And…

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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...

7 Must-Try Places For Vietnamese Street Food In KL And PJ

7 Must-Try Places For Vietnamese Street Food In KL And PJ


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Especially phở all you Vietnamese food lovers out there.

A-Z guide to Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tet)

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Vietnamese Lunar New Year – Tet is not only extremely significant to every single Vietnamese in the country but also somehow deeply impressive to foreign tourists who have a chance to experience the most special and important holiday in Vietnam. Tet in Hoi An has...

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Vietnamese Holiday Food – New Year (Tet) Holidays

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

Every country has different traditions and holidays, but when it comes to holidays, we all have things in common. We celebrate and we eat. In this blog, I am going to introduce you the list of must-have Vietnamese dishes during

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10 Favorite Winter Foods and Wines to Match

by Honest Cooking @ Honest Cooking

Time to hibernate and pair some food and wine. Get cozy with these favorite winter foods and the wines that are about to be their very best friend.

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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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Our 12 Very Best Pork Chops Recipes

by Emily Stephens @ MyGreatRecipes

Pork chops are one of those versatile dishes that taste great every time – oven-roasted, grilled, pan-fried, slow-cooked, or breaded. However, having a great pork chops recipe is not enough. Beginner cooks often end up with an overcooked or rubbery final product. DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS! Luckily, with a few precautionary steps, everyone […]

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34 Vietnamese Dishes To Try Apart from Phở and Bánh Mì

34 Vietnamese Dishes To Try Apart from Phở and Bánh Mì


KCET

We asked Chef Diep Tran of Good Girl Dinette to give us a rundown of Vietnamese dishes we should try aside from the usual pho and banh mi.

The best shopping experiences in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

99 percent of first-time travellers to Ho Chi Minh City will beeline for Ben Thanh Market in hopes of fulfilling all of their shopping needs. Locals, however, hardly frequent or recommend this market. Though it remains a must-see attraction, there are plenty of other shopping arenas that will delight all shopaholics visiting the city. Here, […]

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10 Super Tasty Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try | Trekeffect

10 Super Tasty Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try | Trekeffect


Travel Blog - News, Guides & Tips for Your Next Trip | Trekeffect

Vietnamese dishes are as rich as Vietnam's history and culture. We have compiled a list of dishes you absolutely CANNOT pass on when visiting Vietnam.

Victoria Craft Beer: Where to Grab a Pint

by Ayngelina @ Bacon is Magic – The Best Food Around the World

The best places to grab a pint of Victoria craft beer.

Victoria Craft Beer: Where to Grab a Pint is a post from: Bacon is Magic

How to Do Mount Fansipan Right

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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Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide


Travel + Leisure

“An com chua?”If you’re going to understand Vietnam and the Vietnamese, this three-word phrase is key. A friendly greeting exchanged throughout the day, it poses a seemingly mundane question: “Have...

Ten Top Vietnamese Dishes to Try in Vietnam - The Big Bus

Ten Top Vietnamese Dishes to Try in Vietnam - The Big Bus


The Big Bus tour and travel guide

The Big Bus tour and travel guide brings you inspiration for travel destinations, including the ten top Vietnamese dishes to try in Vietnam.

Are You Hungry for Adventure and Exotic Food? Here Are Some of the Top Choices!

by Pretty Wild World @ Pretty Wild World

Everyone loves to travel and to try out new and exciting foods. Sometimes people purposely take a trip to awaken their taste buds; here are some great choices to review.

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Vegan Ginger Molasses Cookies

by Lisa Le @ The Viet Vegan

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  These cookies are crisp on the outside thanks to the sugar coating, And wonderfully spiced and tender on the inside! The perfect cookie. I’m still trying to figure out what my holiday traditions are. Growing up in a household that didn’t celebrate Christmas put me in a weird place once I was on my […]

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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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33 Totally Awesome Places To Visit In 2018

by Ashley Thompson @ Travel Blog – News, Guides & Tips for Your Next Trip | Trekeffect

Still haven’t finished making your travel plans for this year?  It’s a pretty big world out there, so we have narrowed down the best places to visitfor you in 2018. From sparkling emerald waters to hypnotic ancient temples, here’s...

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Fall in Love with the Best Authentic Khao Soi in Chiang Mai

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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The new playground of Saigon youth

by admin @ Saigon-online.net

Apart from shopping malls and the odd food court, Zone 87, the Descendant of 3A Station is one of dedicated spaces in Saigon for the city’s younger residents to hang out. In May 2017, many young Saigoneers were heartbroken to learn of the closure of 3A Station - one of the metropolis’ few zones established to cater to […]

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Cooked It: How To Make A Cafe-Standard Eggs Benny At Home

Cooked It: How To Make A Cafe-Standard Eggs Benny At Home

by Millie Lester @ The A List | The Urban List

Enough is enough. Our house deposits have been sucked down the gurgler for too many years, so it’s time to step up and take control of the brekkie market or be forced to kiss your future walk-in wardrobe goodbye. We’ve spent some perilous evenings over the last few weeks taste testing numerous hollandaise sauces and poached eggs to bring you the crème de la crème of eggs benny recipes.

And here it is. Here's how to make the best possible eggs benedict at home for yourself.

Ingredients

2 rashers of shortcut bacon (what the hell, make it 4) 1 English muffin, split 1 teaspoon of white vinegar 2 eggs Salt and pepper, to taste Hollandaise sauce (see ingredients below) Fresh chopped parsley, for a ~ritzy~ garnish

Hollandaise

2 egg yolks 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted Pinch cayenne Pinch salt

Method

Pop to the shops and grab the ingredients. Don’t fall victim to the marked down rotisserie chickens, they are not your friend right now, free-range eggs are. Head home and start vigorously whisking those egg yolks with lemon juice together in a stainless steel bowl until the eggs thicken and double in volume. Admire your biceps in the hallway mirror. Pop that bowl over a saucepan filled halfway with barely simmering water (that’s not touching the bottom of the bowl). Keep whisking those eggs rapidly while not letting them get too hot or scrambled. Slowly pour in the melted butter while whisking, and keep going until the sauce has thickened and doubled in volume. Remove that artery-clogging goodness from the heat and whisk in the cayenne and salt, before covering the whole lot and placing it in a warm spot until ready to be poured over some phresh eggies. Hot tip: if the ‘daise gets too thick, stir in a couple of drops of warm water before you get cracking on serving brekkie. Grab a frypan and start frying the bacon, then put the English muffin halves in the toaster. Fill a saucepan half full of water, splash in the white vinegar and bring it to a slow boil. Crack the first egg into the water without breaking the yolk. Repeat with your second egg, Turn the heat down until the water’s at a gentle simmer and cook those bad boys for 3.5 minutes until the egg white is set and the yolk is deliciously soft. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon, allowing them to drain. Grab those freshly popped English muffin halves, top them with melted butter, bacon and a poached egg. Sprankle with salt and pepper and then *spoon* on the hollandaise sauce (a.k.a. freeflow that mofo aaaaaalll over). Instagram a picture of those ‘daisey eggs with the hashtag #hollandaisefordays.

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More Asian dessert options available!

by asian5 @ Asian5

We are excited to announce that we now have 2 new dessert options on our menu: Fried Banana Wonton, and Avocado & Orange Crepe. They are both available for dine in at our Downtown Dubai branch… be sure to try them out 😉 Fried Banana Wonton (AED15) Fried wonton with banana filling topped with coconut […]

Our Latest, Greatest Instagram #FRavorites

by Food Republic @ Food Republic

Surely you’ve noticed by now that we’re big fans of Instagram, so much in fact that we couldn’t stop photographing our food unless it was a life-threatening emergency. Despite groans from your dining companions when you forbid them from digging into their entrée before you snap it at just the perfect angle (sorry, we’ll get out […]

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The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Budapest Cafes – A Budapest Coffee Guide for the 21st Century

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

The new breed of Budapest cafes are hip, happening and highly caffeinated. Read on to find out our favorite spots to drink third wave coffee in Hungary’s capital city. Budapest is a city known for a cafe culture that’s as rich as the cream that flows into its coffee. Back in the day, artists and poets would meet at Budapest coffee houses to share ideas and philosophies while sipping strong brews and eating a variety of Budapest cake specialties like strudel and flodni. Hundreds of cafes graced both sides of ...

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Prague Off the Beaten Path – Authentic Vietnamese Food at Sapa Vietnamese Market

by cindy @ Experience the World – TravelJo

Prague might not be the place you come to find good food. However, if you crave exceptional Vietnamese food in Prague and love to go off the tourist map, then you should visit Sapa, the largest Vietnamese market Prague. Be prepared for a culture shock. Once you enter Sapa, you feel that you’re no longer […]

Australia’s Best Under-The-Radar Beach Towns

Australia’s Best Under-The-Radar Beach Towns

by Shannon Coward @ The A List | The Urban List

Summer is officially here and that means only one thing: a trip to the beach is definitely on the cards. But who wants to share their hard-earned time by the ocean with the rest of the population? Certainly not us, which is why you need to cast your net a little further afield and check out Australia’s best under-the-radar beach towns.

Think golden sand, palm trees, turquoise waters and ample opportunity for a cheeky bit the eat beachside—all without sharing the experience with a crowd of strangers and their six kids. Oh, we think we just described what heaven looks like.

What can we say, we’re givers.

Queensland

Marcoola

Nestled on the Sunshine Coast between Mudjimba and Noosa, Marcoola is the quiet beach town you didn’t know still existed in Queensland. Providing the perfect blend of blissfully tourist-free beaches with a thriving organic foodie culture and accommodation that won’t cut into your retirement fund, Marcoola is a well-guarded local secret for a very good reason. Our recommendation: start your weekend getaway with perfectly fluffy lemon pancakes at The Grilled Gecko Café, stock up on produce from the attached organic grocer and then head to the beach for a picnic next to the sea. If you’re feeling up for it after that feast to remember, you could always make the two kilometre journey along the beach to nearby Mudjimba and finish the afternoon with a tipple at the High Tide Bar & Grill. Queensland, you spoil us.

Agnes Water and 1770

Located about 6 hours north of Brisbane, the twin beach towns of Agnes Water and 1770 mark the northernmost surf beaches in Australia. They also happen to be situated on the southernmost point of the Great Barrier Reef and all the beauty that entails. So, basically, they’re a little slice of tropical beach heaven without the exxy resort fees. These quaint coastal towns offer the opportunity for visitors to surf, swim and snorkel—all in the same place—while getting some much needed r&r against a stunning coastal backdrop. Sounds rough, right? 

New South Wales

Eden

Any beach town with a name like Eden has to be pretty dang idyllic, and it more than lives up to the hype. Eden is a nature lover’s paradise characterised by a sweeping, rugged coastline, golden sand dunes and ancient forests all within a hop, skip and jump of the town’s centre at Twofold Bay. If you’re planning on spending any time in Eden, expect to end up in a boat as this beachside escape is home to the deepest natural harbour in the Southern Hemisphere. It also happens to be smack bang in the middle between Sydney and Melbourne—making it a perfect destination for any coastal road-trip dreams (don’t lie, we all have them). Oh and did we mention Eden is one of the best locations to spot humpback whales during migration season? Need we go on, friends.

South West Rocks

Another beachside pleaser for every type of traveller, South West Rocks has all your needs covered. From foodie delights to exploration opportunities to beachside chilling, this coastal town has got ‘em all. A typical day in South West Rocks could look like fuelling up on maple-glazed bacon French toast at Malt & Honey, making the trek to the gorgeous Mermaid Pools and then trying your hand at one of the world’s best cave dives at Fish Rock Cave. The next day, hike up to the Smoky Cape Lighthouse and drink in those sweet, sweet ocean views. Think clear waters, a dramatic, lush headland and sand for days. It’s official: we’ll see you at the airport.

Victoria

Wye River

If tiny beach towns sound like your kind of jam, Wye River is set to be right up your alley. Nestled along one of the most beautiful strips of the Great Ocean Road, Wye River has a permanent population of only 66. While this number does increase during the tourist season, if you’re looking for a beach escape far from the madding crowd Wye River is just about perfect. The landscape is the ideal ratio of rugged cliffs and lush mountain foliage with a sandy beach peppered by rock pools providing for plenty of opportunities to go exploring. A trip to the Wye Beach Hotel will net you not only a surprisingly gourmet dinner, like the vegan and gluten free Nepalese aloo chop, but also a chance to walk away with new friends in the form of the locals. See, we told you it ticks all the boxes.

Lorne

Can’t get the idea of sipping ouzo by the Mediterranean out of your head but also can’t afford it after the damage you did to your credit card last Black Friday? Why not give Lorne a try instead. Located only a 2-hour drive from Melbourne, this coastal town is Australia’s very own slice of Mediterranean vibes, helped along by a thriving arts community and beach views to die for. The beach is peppered with rock pools while the iconic Lorne Pier is the perfect spot for keen anglers to let loose a line. If you can tear yourself away from the beach for long enough, Lorne’s main shopping strip is a quaint collection of boutiques and killer restaurants worthy of any Instagram feed. Just don’t forget to head up to Teddy’s Lookout in between all that relaxing for truly ‘gram worthy views.

Western Australia

Broome

Set on the Indian Ocean, Broome provides more than your typical beach holiday experience. Its rich multicultural heritage, symbolised by the many Aboriginal monuments and places of interest sprinkled across town, provides the chance to learn something about Australia’s first people while you sip piña coladas by the sea-shore. But it’s the beach where Broome really shines. Think turquoise waters, uncrowded shores, palm trees and a stunning red-dirt backdrop. Hopping on a sunset camel ride across the golden sand is a must, of course, and you can also embark on a cruise to a local pearl farm for a peek inside Broome’s history as the pearling capital of Australia. Getting to sunbathe under a palm tree AND getting up close and personal with Australia’s answer to wild horses? Sign us the heck up!

Margaret River

A little bit further inland than you’d expect from a typical beach town, Margaret River offers all the perks of beachside living in combination with a booming craft brewery and winery culture. The Margaret River itself feeds into the nearby Indian Ocean, meaning that you get the best of both worlds by dining next to a gently lapping river before working off your meal with a hike down to the beach—which is only a ten minute jaunt away. Margaret River is also home to the Cape to Cape Track; a long-distance trail that stretches between two lighthouses at either end of the town and winds through the limestone caves and dramatic sea-cliffs of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. Inside tip: start your day with a coffee and breakfast at White Elephant Café, which just so happens to back directly onto the beach. Weekend plans = sorted.

South Australia

Second Valley

Located only 90 minutes from Adelaide, Second Valley is a small coastal town that packs a punch in the scenic department. Like many of the beaches in this part of the world, Second Valley features pristine white sand, a coastline boasting colourful rock formations and accommodation that spans everything from five-star house rentals to traditional beach shacks. The beach is secluded, meaning you can enjoy that hard-earned ocean-time without having to worry about being swarmed by a horde of tourists. Second Valley is also close to Deep Creek National Park so you can break up your beach hangs with a ramble through the bush. Just remember to head to the Second Valley jetty afterwards and keep your eyes peeled for the tell-tale splash of the leafy sea dragon, which can only be found in the southern waters of Australia. 

Really feeling those beach vibes? Here’s how to spend 48 hours in Noosa.

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10 of the Best Young Adult Books of January 2018

by @ Paste - Recently Added

10 of the Best Young Adult Books of January 2018

Instant Pot Maple Glazed Pork Loin

by Ayngelina @ Bacon is Magic – The Best Food Around the World

This Instant Pot maple glazed pork loin is so easy to make and is perfect with salad and rice. I created this maple glazed pork loin recipe because I was receiving so many emails and questions on my Instant Pot balsamic pork tenderloin recipe. It seems that most home cooks are struggling with two things: […]

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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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Breaking Bad Turns 10: A Look Back at One of the Best TV Dramas of All Time

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Breaking Bad Turns 10: A Look Back at One of the Best TV Dramas of All Time

10 Delicious Things You Can Make with Pesto

by Laura Bracket @ MyGreatRecipes

If you haven’t tried pesto yet, you’re missing out on something truly exquisite! Google confirms this fresh garlicky sauce’s excellence by listing it as one of the 10 most searched food items in 2017! We love this green summery treat tossed in pasta topped with grated Parmesan cheese, but that’s not all pesto can offer. […]

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The 15 Culinary Destinations in Europe That Will Make You Hungry! (Foodie Vacations)

by Pretty Wild World @ Pretty Wild World

Do you want to go on a foodie vacation? Here are the top culinary destinations in Europe you can eat your way through during your travels!

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Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Vietnamese Food – 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...

17 Best Food Gifts For Men

by Meagen Collins @ Food Fun Travel Blog

Finding the perfect food gifts for men can be tricky…short of getting the standard sock & jocks, what can you possibly get that foodie guy in your life?   We’ve compiled a list of the hottest food gifts for men for 2018….yes there are some socks and jocks in there but there’s some other really cool stuff that we know will make a great foodie gift for him. 17 Best ...

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21 Fabulous Things To Do in Auckland This January

21 Fabulous Things To Do in Auckland This January

by Hana Okada @ The A List | The Urban List

Congrats, you’ve made it to 2018—we hope you’re ready to tackle on another year full of scrumptious new openings, exciting events and very, very unpredictable Auckland weather. There’s no time to waste, you promised yourself you’d make the most of every moment 2018 has to offer and if this list is anything to go by, there’s so much to get amongst! From carnivals of every kind to free events you won’t want to miss, kick off 2018 the right way and jam-pack your January with all these delightful things to do!

Highlife New Year’s Day | 1 January

Kick off the New Year with Highlife at Smales Farm for a party of epic proportions! Get there early and suss your dance floor spot for the day, ‘cause you won’t wanna miss any of the acts lined up! You’ll be dancing to the beats of Scotty Mayes, Murry Sweetpants, Mr and Mrs Haines, TAI, Ron Carroll, Cam Harris and so many more. You’ll be kept well-fed from the legends at Miss Moonshines, Double Dutch Fries and Lalele Organic Gelato—you’ll need it from all that dancing! Set to be a day of good vibes and even greater tunes, the party doesn’t stop once the clock strikes 12am—in fact, it’s just begun! 

ASB Classic | 1 January—13 January

The ASB Classic is returning to Auckland as the highlight on every Aucklander’s January calendar. Bringing back more world-class tennis, food and drink, fashion and entertainment, expect two weeks of stellar tennis action right in our city! Forget Wimbeldon, you’ll be served up a fantastic line up of women's and men’s players on-court, as well as some of the country’s most sought-after musicians and chefs delivering deliciousness and entertainment off court. 

Christmas Carnival—New Year’s Day Races | 1 January

Dust off from the night before and get on down to the New Year’s Day Races—carpe diem, right?! New Year's Day Races is the perfect way to welcome in 2018 and set your intentions for the year ahead—by seizing every opportunity for fun! Spend the day in the heart of the action in the glamourous Cuvée area where you’ll be treated to Champagne on arrival and a buffet lunch. For something more low-key, the alfresco BBQ lawn will be pumpin’ with a—you guessed it—sizzling gourmet barbecue.

Zirka Circus | 1 January—7 January

Back with its fifth tour of New Zealand, Zirka Circus is bringing even more mind-boggling, spectacular entertainment to our shores! Their new show Send in the Clowns is more spectacular than ever, with performing arts, theatre, and hilarity all wrapped up in a world-class performance! Whether you’re all about the action-packed daredevil acts or beautiful ballet, there is something for everyone in this stellar show! This is one adventure-filled (and animal-free!) circus for the whole family to love. 

Wonder Woman—Friday Films | 5 January

Enjoy some sundowners at the pop up Silo Bar and a stumptuous bite food truck style before you nestle in for Wonder Women at Silo Cinema! This blockbuster hit is one not to be missed, with its action-packed scenes and girl-power galore, there’s something for everyone! Your dinner plans are looking like a bit of everything from Crepes A Go Go, Double Dutch Fries, Kraken Crumpets, Mr Dog Frites, Rack n Roll Ribs and so much more! Bring a blanket and a rug and park up for the night for a stellar movie sesh under the stars. 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream | 5 January—31 March

Auckland summer staple Pop Up Globe is back for another stand out season! Regarded as Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will enchant you with side-splitting comedy with a dash of beautiful poetry only Shakespeare could achieve. Fusing Jacobean costumes, lyrical poetry with Maori folklore and language, Pop-up globe introduces this flagship production to you with pride. Transport back 400 years into the past and sit amongst the space the plays they were written, whether its your first time or hundredth, it’ll be a night to remember.

The Merchant of Venice | 9 January—29 March

Pop-up Globe is back and better than ever, presenting you with one of Shakespeare’s classics The Merchant of Venice. Already deep in debt to his best friend, Bassiano requires one more loan to woo and win the wealthy heiress Portia, unaware that when the due date comes to repay the debt, he will be gambling for his life! Full of wit, drama and disguise that Shakespeare has become legend for, this is based on the performance tradition going way back to 1614, performed by the Buckingham Company—an all-male company of actors and musicians around the world. 

The Extravaganza Fair | 13 January

Roll up, roll up to the largest and newest travelling event, The Extravaganza Fair, making its way to Matakana this summer. Bringing a whole lot of market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, performers and kids shows! Bringing back some old school nostalgia with sack races, tug of war and musical bean bags, this fair is your childhood dream come to life! Foodie delights include the Steampunk Food Truck, Dickinson’s Gastronomic Emporium, Lucky’s Fresh Juice Joint and Havana Coffee Works—even the names have us excited! Get ready for a full day of jam-packed fun for the whole family! 

Auckland Live Summer in the Square: Latin Fiesta Weekend | 12 January—14 January

¡Vamos a la fiesta! Get ready to party because Aotea Square is transforming into a Latin Fiesta for Auckland Live Summer in the Square! There’s celebrations all weekend long, where the food will be delectable and the outfits delicious—we expect nothing less from our vivacious friends across the other side of the world! There will be two stages sizzing with Latin music and feel-good rhythms, including an authentic Mexican mariachi band and Cuban band Ashé Cuba’s high-energy tunes! 

The Möet Ice Brunch | 13 January

This is the ultimate luxe brunch! The drink of the summer, Möet Ice, is hosting a brunch to kick off the ASB Classic Men’s Final off in style! Join this glamorous all-white brunch within the Champagne Lounge at the ASB Classic. Kick off the day right, sipping on Möet Ice and indulge in a Sugar Club-inspired menu designed by Peter Gordon himself. The resident Möet DJ will be there to get the party started before the highly-anticipated ASB Classic. In true tennis and Möet Ice fashion, make sure you don your best tennis whites for a day of sunshine and the ultimate day of tennis!

Movies in Parks: La La Land | 19 January

Did you miss one of the biggest movies of 2017?! Not to worry, watch this all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy back on the big screen and under the stars! Following a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles, La La Land swooped up six Academy Award wins in 2017 and it’s not to be missed! Get there early to snag a fab viewing spot and join in on the family activities starting at 7pm!

Fat Freddy’s Drop | 20 January

This is one of the first times you’ll see these Kiwi legends since they officially sold out their largest headlining show in 2017! You’ll have a chance to see Fat Freddy’s Drop live in the beautiful surroundings of Villa Maria Estate, where you’ll experience brand new songs off the upcoming album, as well as our fave summer classics we can’t get enough of. Special guests will be joining the tour including Ladi6 and Salmonella Dub! 

House of Vans | 20 January

It’s been just announced that House of Vans is hitting our shores! This is one of the biggest skating events, making its home in Shed 10 for a day packed full of events and activities made of every skater’s dreams. This day-long community event, spread over two sessions, is absolutely FREE—you’ll find skating by the vans team, a skate-inspired marketplace, live grip tape application, DJs after hours and even tattooing if you’re feeling adventurous! After 4pm the event transforms into an epic R18 party with some sick international bands which will be revealed in no time. Get ready for an epic skate adventure like you’ve never seen it!

Titanic Live | 24 January—25 January

Near, far, wherever you are—Titanic Live is a must-see on the January bucket list! Celebrating the 20th anniversary of this absolute classic in style, relive the most iconic moments in cinema history like never before. Titanic will come to live at Auckland’s Civic Theatre as its screened with its original musical score performed LIVE by a symphony orchestra choir, vocal and Celtic soloists! Featuring an incredible list of talents in the music biz, including vocal soloist Clara Sanabras whose voice features in Hollywood epics including The Hobbit and The Hunger Games. The original piper in the film and American pipes and whistles soloist Eric Rigler will also be joining the musical crew. On for two nights only, this is not to be missed!

Dinner in the Square | 25 January

Waste not, want not! Using food that would otherwise go to waste, Everybody Eats is whipping up some beautiful meals for the whole community to enjoy for Dinner in the Square! Take some time to chill out and enjoy some great company in the heart of our wonderful city over a fab meal. It’s even offered on a pay as you feel basis—a good time doesn’t have to break the bank or hurt the environment!

Spookers—Friday Films | 26 January

Celebrate Auckland with some good ol’ NZ cinema this anniversary weekend! Silo Park is doing exactly that in gloriously spooky fashion with Spookers, the documentary filmed in Auckland and no points for guessing where! This charming documentary was a crowd fave and breakout hit at the 2017 NZIFF, and it’s your time to watch it (if you dare) under the stars! Taking a peek behind the gory curtain of Spookers, the horror theme park we love to hate, shows us the real lives of the actors and close-knit community that works within the spooky attraction. Grab a feed from one of the glorious food trucks including Crepes Creations, Go Go Mexico, Langos, Melt, Toro Churro and Wise Boys Burgers for a perfect night out!

Auckland International Busker’s Festival | 26 January—29 January

Back for its eighteenth time, vibrant international street performers will be hitting the streets of Auckland! Bringing acrobatics, magic, comedy, dance and unicycles to the masses, the Auckland International Busker's Festival is four days of unmissable street theatre for the whole family! It’s time to empty your piggy bank, pockets and swear jar for a handfuls of loose change because these performers will seriously blow you away with their madness and mayhem! 

Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival 2018 | 27 January—28 January

It’s time to get up close and personal with Auckland’s unique Māori heritage and culture at Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival hitting Auckland’s waterfront! Tāmaki Makaurau is linked to 19 different mana whenua groups, and you’re invited to delve deep into these rich Māori connections in our brilliant city. Enjoy live traditional and contemporary music, kapa haka, crafts and of course, delicious kai! You can even have a go at palling waka, or get out on the harbour on a sailing waka! 

New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Million | 27 January

Auckland’s most nail-biting racing event is back for another year. We’re talking about none other than the highly anticipated Karaka Million. The international glam event is sure to be a sell-out, making it the place to be this Auckland Anniversary Weekend. Ellerslie Racecourse will be bustling with live music, mouth-watering food, million-dollar horse races and, of course, plenty of Champagne. Toast to the long weekend in style at the on-course Garden Party—it’s the place to be!

Ice Cream Sundae | 28 January

Spend your Sunday… with a sundae (or several)! Auckland’s top ice cream legends are all coming together to be scooping up all of the deliciousness for a whole day at Ice Cream Sundae! You’ll be in absolute ice cream heaven, but that’s not all—alongside your fave icy delights, you’ll find other desserts, a scrumptious selection of Auckland’s finest food trucks, some ice cream inspired drinks, coffee and super rad tunes from the DJs. Sign. Us. Up!

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival | 29 January

An Auckland January staple for music lovers, Laneway Festival is back with a sick line up ready to have you jamming the day away! Moving to the dreamy location of Albert Park for the second year, there’s tons of shade to relax and take in all of the vibes right in the city. This is one full sensory experience not to be missed, with food galore, tunes, and good vibes all around to start your year right. The killer line up includes Aldous Harding, BAYNK, Mac DeMarco, Melodownz and so much more! 

Image Credit: St Jerome's Laneway Festival

50 Summer Date Ideas In Auckland

50 Summer Date Ideas In Auckland

by Dasha Koryagina @ The A List | The Urban List

Dating in summer is all about spending time in the great outdoors, soaking up the sunshine and indulging in activities limited to the warmer months of the year. Social psychology insists that doing fun activities with your SO is guaranteed to increase the attraction. It’s all about association—participate in thrilling activities with someone, and that excitement will become associated with them. Whether you’re looking to impress a new date or want to inject some excitement into a long-term relationship, these 50 summer date ideas are guaranteed to get the romance going!  

Load up on snacks and snuggle up with your special someone under a blankie at an outdoor cinema.   Stargaze in one of these mind-blowing spots.  Pack a picnic and hit up mother nature for a stunning walk, hike or a waterfall or caving adventure. Spend a day in the sun at one of Auckland’s stunning city beaches. If you’re ready to spice things up a little, opt for a nude beach—Ladies Bay is a goodie.  Hit up one of Auckland’s farmers’ markets for an early morning weekend adventure. Load up on the groceries while strolling the rows, handfeeding each other samples and meeting the stallholders.  Rent a two-person kayak or go sailing through the Waitemata Harbour in an authentic America’s Cup yacht. Head to Eden Park, load up on beer and enjoy the lively atmosphere of a sporting match, yelling occasional profanities at the opposition.  Grab a couple bottles of wine and cosy up in the spa pool. Spend a day hopping through some of Auckland’s best wineries. Enjoy the views, sample the goods and load up on the faves.  Hire some rollerblades and skate the Mission Bay coastline. Visit Rainbows End for some teen-style date action. Make out on the roller coaster, stuff your faces with cotton candy and try your hand at a shooting game to win a cutesy teddy for your other half. Go biking together. Hit up the pink or rainbow cycle paths, try mountain biking or, if teamwork is your forte, opt for tandem.  Spend a day splashing in the water at the outdoor pools of Parnell Baths or soak your bones in the thermal springs of Parakai or Waiwera. Head to JK’s World Of Golf for a late night session at the driving range, smashing out your frustrations and getting boozed. Eat your way through some of Auckland’s best food trucks.  Romance 101: start the day with a cup of coffee and an epic sunrise at one of these stunning locations. Alternatively, end the day with a picnic and glass of vino at one of these beautiful spots to watch the sun set.  Take your date for a fishing adventure—off the rocks or off the boat, either way you’re in for a tranquil experience and a little bit of competition. Summer means strawberries and there’s nothing like picking them fresh. Stuff yourself full and take a bunch away at these strawberry picking farms.  Take a romantic stroll through some of the most stunning gardens of our city. Enjoy live music in an Auckland park near you. Curl up on a blanket or boogie by the stage at one of these 24 free gigs hosted by the council this summer.  Invest in a kite or two and fly them at your favourite park, beach or mountain top. Try not to get tangled. Channel your inner child and have a good ol’ fashioned water balloon fight in the back yard. Hit the road and enjoy the scenery, meanwhile chatting away and playing car games. Go for a fabulous day trip to a beach or a nearby town.  Visit the Auckland Zoo and admire all the varied life forms our beautiful planet has to offer. If you’re feeling super adventurous, stay for a safari-style sleep over. Check out the local flea markets together. Look through the offerings and welcome the accompanying nostalgia reminiscing about the simplicity of the days long gone. Go camping for a super chill, romantic getaway. Check out some of these camping sites near Auckland or venture a bit further. If camping is a little extreme, perhaps go for the glamping option, instead.  Get competitive with a good ol’ game of mini golf. Soak in the sun while sipping on a refreshing cocktail at one of Auckland’s glorious rooftop bars.  Load up on grains and stroll through the Western Springs, feeding the local residents of ducks, geese and swans. Participate in the annual colour run on March 11th. Run, skip or dance with your special someone as you’re doused in paint from head to toe. Dive in to the deep blue sea and observe all its beautiful inhabitants at these snorkelling spots.  If you’re both into your occasional adrenaline rush, take a walk up the Harbour Bridge and go bungee jumping together! Take in all the views from up high on a hot air balloon ride. Or, do the same from the comfort of a helicopter cabin. Fulfil your need for speed with a trip to a go-karting track. If you’re both dog crazy and have a four-legged member in the family, hit up one of these dog parks or participate in the big dog walk.  See Shakespeare the way it was meant to be seen at the Pop-up Globe theatre. Hit up the Auckland Night Market and enjoy the lively atmosphere, street food and cheap buys. Learn to surf together and laugh at each other’s bails. Take a day trip to Wild On Waiheke where you will be able to enjoy a brew and a range of outdoor activities such as archery, clay-bird shooting and giant chess. Play a game of lawn balls together! It really is not just for old people and boy does it get competitive! Surf the sand-dunes at Bethalls before cooling off in the lake. Cool down from the heat with the help of beer. Take a beer tour and jump through a range of breweries sampling the best of the best. Scale the treetops at a high-wire, tree adventure park. Check out Tree Adventures or Rocket Ropes. Spot the dolphins and whales of Hauraki Gulf with a four-and-a-half hour adventure with Auckland’s Whale and Dolphin Safari. Visit the Vector Wero Whitewater Park for a whitewater rafting or kayaking adventure. True adrenaline junkies, bond over the terror of jumping out of a plane with Skydive Auckland. Don those cowboy boots and hit up a horse trek with your date, riding beachside through Muriwai. Speaking of Muriwai, check out the love birds of the Muriwai gannet colony with about 1200 pairs of gannets nesting over summer! Go for a midnight swim and go skinny dipping! Nothing like a little mischievous fun to get those endorphins flowin’.

Why not take things next level with a romatic getaway?

The 12 Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try  - Scribble, Snap, Travel

The 12 Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try - Scribble, Snap, Travel


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The Vietnamese take food extremely seriously. They live to eat and not the other way round, and at any given time of day you’ll...

How to Save on Your Next Hotel Bookings with Nustay

by Pretty Wild World @ Pretty Wild World

Planning to travel but don't know where to get the best hotel prices for your trip? Nustay is going to be your new favorite!

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5 Sensational Things To Do In Auckland This Week

5 Sensational Things To Do In Auckland This Week

by Bella Ramdhanie @ The A List | The Urban List

Whether you're psyched or crying on the inside, most of us are now back at work. That’s right, 2018 is officially happening, and there doesn't seem to be much we can do to stop it. Lucky for us, Auckland has a bunch of weird and exciting events this week.

From a yoga class with cats to an epic circus night, you’re in for a treat. So step right outta your comfort zone, spice up your life and show 2018 who’s boss.

Monday 15th January

Julius Caesar Pop-Up

We've got no problem saying it again—the pop-up globe is not to be missed. This Monday, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is coming to life. We won't spoil the ending, but trust us, you're in for a good night. Audience participation is encouraged, too.

Tuesday 16th January

Zirka Circus

If you liked The Greatest Showman, you'll love this one. Zirka Circus is on this week. The crowds have been massive so far, so booking ahead is a given. Get your friends on board, get your hands on some candy floss and let the magic begin. 

Wednesday 17th January

Cat Yoga

We realise cat yoga isn't a normal way to spend your Wednesday morning. That's what makes it awesome. The event (highly encouraged for all our crazy cat people) consists of a yoga class where you'll find yourself with the company of 21 rescue cats. And it gets better—coffee is included during cool-down time. Score.

Thursday 18th January

Marlin’s Dreaming Not That Bad Tour

Start your weekend early this week and head to Neck of the Woods for the ‘Marlin’s Dreaming Not That Bad Tour’. We know it's only January and all, but it's never too early for a good night out. The epic line-up includes Marlin’s Dreaming and performances from the Dunedin groups Soaked Oats and Mild Orange. Get your hands on tickets ASAP.

Jamie Bowen At The Comedy Club

For those of us who are still a tad run-down from New Year's, this is the place for you. Laughter is the best medicine after all, so head to The Comedy Club and check out Jamie Bowen. With a new year kicking off and new responsibilities piling up, a good laugh is the perfect way to unwind. 

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Easy Lunches

by admin @ Food you should try

I’ve been eating out for lunch too often, so I’ve decided to start making something to reheat at work. Any advice for easy, healthy make-ahead lunches?

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Top 7 Culinary Schools in Italy to Master the Art of Cooking

by Ekaterina @ Happy Bellyfish

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10 Best Authentic Food Travel Experiences in 2017

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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10 Restaurants to Try The Yummiest Vietnamese Food in San Jose, Bay Area, California

10 Restaurants to Try The Yummiest Vietnamese Food in San Jose, Bay Area, California


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Originally submitted by Tam Vu, a foodie who knows the best places to eat the best Vietnamese food in San Jose and surrounding cities.  After many years blogging about my traveling, I realized I rarely if not at all wrote about Vietnam.

City Guide Singapore

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

The City Guide Singapore gives you a comprehensive guide of the fascinating city-state. Along with Monaco and Vatican City, Singapore is one of three modern day city-states. Located on the tip of the Malay Peninsula and home to 5.5 million citizens, this densely populated country is rich in monetary wealth and diversity. It also boasts […]

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Skuna Bay – A Salmon for Every Season

by Stef Schwalb @ Honest Cooking

A winter salad recipe topped with homemade beet-cured salmon from Skuna Bay.

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The Best of Slovenia in 3 Days

by Hannah Logan @ Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

I first became interested in visiting Slovenia last year when I stumbled upon a photo of Lake Bled, and immediately fell in love. Wanting to see it for myself, I did some research on the country and discovered that there…

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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...

This week’s best deals: Visit wine country, catch a Broadway show, stock up on energy bars

This week’s best deals: Visit wine country, catch a Broadway show, stock up on energy bars

by Paul Hodgins @ Orange County Register

Stay in Sonoma for Fresno prices Usually, California’s premiere wine regions can be pricey, but here’s a deal in Sonoma that you’ll find hard to duplicate. The Best Western Dry Creek Inn in Healdsburg is ideally located for exploring downtown restaurants, tasting rooms and shopping, as well as the vineyard-filled countryside. Here are the rates […]

All about Dim Sum

by admin @ Food you should try

Dim sum  is a style of Chinese cuisine (particularly Cantonese but also other varieties) prepared as small bite-sized portions of food served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. Dim sum dishes are usually served with tea, and together form a full tea brunch. Dim sum traditionally are served as fully cooked, ready-to-serve dishes....

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Neil Diamond to get lifetime achievement award from Recording Academy

Neil Diamond to get lifetime achievement award from Recording Academy

by City News Service @ Orange County Register

A Grammy Award-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, a high honor bestowed upon songwriters.

7-11 Food: Beyond The Ham & Cheese

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

Seven elevens are pretty much essential these days in Thailand, whether it’s expat paying bills, locals buying online purchases, or adventurous travelers indulging in...

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Ten UK and Europe tours you’ll absolutely love

by The Big Bus @ The Big Bus tour and travel guide

It’s impossible to travel through Europe and the United Kingdom without feeling overwhelmed by the incredible history and jaw-dropping scenery. Like scenes from the fairy-tale books of your youth, dazzling castles still line the banks of majestic rivers throughout Europe – standing as tall as they did when when they were built centuries ago. With an almost unimaginable wealth of …

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Will Cook for Food – One Chef’s Tip for Eating AMAZING Food While Traveling

by Jakob Polaco @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Learn about the practice of “staging” where a cook can work (and eat) under chefs from around the world, for short unpaid apprenticeships, in exchange for experience.

How To Start Your Work Year Like A Boss

How To Start Your Work Year Like A Boss

by Tennille Ziegler @ The A List | The Urban List

Ahh, it's 2018. Another new year, another new you, riiiiiight? Sure, we’ve heard that one before. Chances are you made a New Year’s resolution promising yourself that 2018 will be the year your career takes off. But let’s be honest—it can be pretty tough keeping that easy breezy mentality, especially the first week back. 

Don’t let your confidence to be knocked. Throw back those shoulders, stand tall and read on for some pro tips to help you start your work year like a boss.

Create The Perfect Workspace

Take things up a notch and create a new workspace. If you're anything like us, an organised life results in an organised mind. Add a little nature to your space with a cute indoor plant or two from Monstera, and why not get inspired with a little mood board. Surround your desk with images that inspire you—and if that inspiration be Justin Beebs, so be it. 

Take Breaks Throughout The Day

They say that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and this is especially true for people who think that being glued to a chair in front of a computer means you’re working hard. It turns out that taking five minutes of ‘me’ time throughout the day helps clear your head and actually makes you more productive. Ever been sitting at your desk and stuck on something? Go for a quick walk and get some fresh air outside. We promise you’ll be better for it.

Learn To Work Smarter, Not Longer

Did you spend your working days pulling long hours and slogging away at your desk last year? If so, it’s time to embrace a new philosophy: work smarter, not longer. Instead of wasting away your day frantically answering emails and sipping coffee after coffee after coffee, use your time wisely. Plan your day before you start work, and be realistic about how much you can get done in your set hours.

Write A To-Do List The Night Before

This leads to our next point: write a to-do list the night before. Ever spent the evening in bed trying to sleep while going over everything you have to do when you get back to work? Instead, try writing your to-do list the night before so you can put it aside until you’re ready to tackle the tasks in the morning. It’ll also allow you to hit the ground running as soon as you arrive at the office.

Start The Day With Your Most Dreaded Task

Have you heard the saying ‘eat the frog first’? While you don’t have to literally eat a frog, make it a priority to do the task you’ve been putting off the most first. Once it’s done you can move onto the fun stuff—scratch that—slightly less awful stuff...

Log Off At Home

Ok, so we know it’s not possible to log off in the evenings every day of the week, but how about just once? Leave your laptop at work and try to stay away from checking your phone as well. You’ll have a much better sleep and will be so much more productive the next day.

Start Your Day With Gratitude

It may sound a bit corny, but studies show that starting your day with gratitude will set you up right for the rest of your day. Wake up and be thankful for at least one thing that will relate to the day ahead. Try it and see how your mindset changes. Chances are you'll be feeling like Gandhi in no time. 

Embrace Constructive Criticism

Constructive criticism is all about how you take it—some people thrive, while others…well let’s just say they feel like crawling into a hole and crying. No judgement either way, but you CAN start your work year with a different mindset. Look at it as a learning experience, because we’re all about learning right? You paid a trillion dollars at uni to learn, and now someone's paying you to do it.

Sort Your Summer Work Wardrobe

There’s nothing we dread more in the new year, when it’s the peak of summer, than trying to figure out what the f*** to wear in the sweltering heat. Getting flustered over trying to find an outfit can be a huge time waster, and won’t help you roll into work like a boss. So, plan your outfits in advance to avoid the post-traumatic stress of not having anything to wear.

Sit Down With The Team And Brainstorm

There’s nothing like getting the creative juices flowing by having a brainstorm meeting with all the ideas you’ve stewed up. Creative ideas can come when you’re doing the most random things…or nothing at all. You were probably pushing your luck and draining all your creative energy at the end of 2017, so now's the time to sit down with your team and have a brainstorm session on how to make 2018 the best year yet.

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Vietnam restaurants and must-try Vietnamese dishes | finder.com.au

Vietnam restaurants and must-try Vietnamese dishes | finder.com.au


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Indulge in the local ingredients and spices that create unique infusions and traditional Vietnamese dishes at the top restaurants throughout the country.

The seven dishes you must try in central Vietnam

The seven dishes you must try in central Vietnam


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Seven dishes you must try in central Vietnam, according to Ms Vy, House of Hoi An, Melbourne.

Vietnam safety tips : Top 9 important advises for first-time travelers

Vietnam safety tips : Top 9 important advises for first-time travelers

by Phuong Tuyen @ xpath.co

Vietnam is not a difficult country to love. Most tourists who have been here have certainly found a piece of home in this nation. Matter of fact, some…

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Five of the best Christmas markets in Europe

by The Big Bus @ The Big Bus tour and travel guide

Christmas is right around the corner and that means the arrival of the traditional Christmas market in many European cities. From amusement parks to medieval squares, Europe’s Christmas markets pop up in a variety of places, but all of them are guaranteed to fill you with festive spirit – not to mention a delicious array of seasonal tasty treats. Here are …

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10 Best Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam

10 Best Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam


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Vietnamese food is known to be both healthy and robust in flavour, thanks its generous combination of fresh herbs and greens, paired with rice, noodles, seafood, pork and beef. While many cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offer plenty of fine-dining venues and five-star

The Best Health Food Trends Of 2018

The Best Health Food Trends Of 2018

by Georgia Jayne Young @ The A List | The Urban List

Last year featured a delicious array of health food trends, but it’s time to say goodbye to 2017...and with it the poke bowls, activated charcoal lattes, smashed avo toast, blue smoothies and fermented everything.

It's 2018 now, and we're making way for a whole new range of health fads. Bring on the mushroom lattes!

Adaptogens

With the fast-paced lives we all seem to lead, most of us need a little stress relief from time to time. And that’s why we're predicting adaptogenic herbs like ginseng, holy basil, ashwagandha and licorice root are going to be on-trend in 2018. Adaptogens work to lower cortisol levels (a stress hormone) and recharge your adrenals. Yes please!

Collagen

If you’re not yet on the collagen buzz, you probably will be soon—it feels like collagen powders are becoming more and more popular every week. Simply pop a spoonful into your morning smoothie and see thicker hair, stronger nails, better skin and even improved immunity.

Functional Mushrooms

It’s time to say goodbye to your turmeric/charcoal/beetroot latte and say hello to 2018’s new trend: the mushroom latte. Functional mushrooms such as Chaga, Lion’s Mane and Reishi are known to have an abundance of benefits—warding off a common cold, promoting thick shiny hair, increased concentration and high energy levels. Get on it. 

Plant-Based Diets

It’s no secret that going vegan has become a huge trend in the last few years, with the number of vegans raised by 360% in the last decade. And that number is only going up. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that we're going to see a major plant-based food trend in 2018. Think pulled jackfruit and other plant-based meat replacements hitting the shelves.

Intermittent Fasting

Yup, the intermittent fasting trend is here to stay, and it’s all about when you eat, not what you eat. Basically, you go without food for around 16 hours and then have a period of eight hours where you eat your entire day’s worth of food in order to lose body fat. We are going to sit this one out and stick to our 16 hour eating period...and 8 hour fasting period.

Middle Eastern

We've definitely loved the Hawaiian poke bowls that went off in 2017, but we're super excited about 2018's Middle Eastern food trend. I mean, who can resist halloumi, falafel, hummus, dates and pomegranates?

Root-To-Stem

Move over, ‘nose-to-tail’, root-to-stem is here to join the plant-based party! We're looking forward to seeing this trend take off, with inventive ways to eat your potato skins, broccoli stalks, carrot tops and everything you usually chuck out when preparing your veggies.

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8 Dishes You Have to Try in Saigon

8 Dishes You Have to Try in Saigon


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Here are 8 dishes beyond pho and banh mi to try on your trip to Saigon.

11 Best Poetry Books To Read When You’re Feeling Down

by Jella @ Asiana Circus

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A perfect itinerary for your two-day Mekong Delta tour suggested by a local

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

The Mekong Delta, otherwise known as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, is a colourful display of various shades of green. Here in this water world, boats float in the lazy rivers, buffalos wander in the rice fields and ripe fruits adorn the trees. It is also here that visitors will get a true taste of […]

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Why Is It Worth Discovering Authentic Nyonya Food ?

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Seoul, South Korea

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

South Korea is booming. Over 17 million tourists visited the country in 2016, a number that will only grow as Korean pop culture continues to find its way into the global mainstream. Whether you're into K-pop, K-dramas, cosmetics, or kimchi, there is so much to be excited about in this burgeoning megacity called Seoul.

Gaggan in Bangkok: A Chef’s Table Degustation at Asia’s Best Restaurant

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Gaggan is a restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand named after owner and executive chef, Gaggan Anand. It's currently ranked number seven on the list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants. In 2017, it received two stars with the recent release of the first ever Bangkok Michelin Guide.

Review: Small group Great Ocean Road day tours avoid the coastal crush

by The Big Bus @ The Big Bus tour and travel guide

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide. Victoria’s winding Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s classic drives, and encompasses idyllic holiday townships, spectacular …

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Specialty Delivery Services: Digitally-Driven And To Your Door

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

In Vietnam, the average living area of a family of three is around 50 square meters. That means a centrally positioned sofa would be 25 meters from the front door, which is an easily reachable distance to pick something up. With that short distance in mind and considering the global rise in food deliveries that led us to […]

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Top 5 Most Popular Vietnamese Dishes - All About Vietnamese Cuisine

Top 5 Most Popular Vietnamese Dishes - All About Vietnamese Cuisine


All About Vietnamese Cuisine

Here is the list of the top 5 most popular Vietnamese dishes in my opinion. Recipe for each dish is also included so you can try to make them at home.

Masala and Sausage Cassoulet

by Meghan Bassett @ Honest Cooking

This Masala and Sausage Cassoulet is a delicious spin on the traditional French dish, featuring rich masala spices paired with French red wines. Loaded with beans, sausage, and bacon, this is the incredible comfort food we want to be enjoying all season long.

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It Snowed In The Sahara Desert This Week

It Snowed In The Sahara Desert This Week

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

Australian cities have copped their fair share of big ol’ storms in the past couple of months, from the dumping of rain in Victoria in late November, Auckland's massive tropical storm, or the superstorm that Sydney didn’t actually cop this week—weather just keeps getting crazier and crazier.

Well, this week, to make things even a bit more wild. It snowed in the bloody Sahara Desert. Yep, a desert.

In case you’re not familiar with where the Sahara Desert actually is, you’ll find it right at the top of Africa and covers a whopping 9,200,000 square kilometres. To put that into perspective it’s a comparable area to both China and the U.S.A.

This isn’t the first time snow has fallen in the desert; it’s actually the third time that it’s happened in the past 40 years.

Check out some of the amazing photos captured of the event below.

15 inches of SNOW blankets the Sahara,the hottest desert in the world, for the second time in 40years pic.twitter.com/2fVI6ylTiH

— MURTALA (@MurtalaIbin) January 9, 2018

A foot of snow in the Sahara desert...breathtaking contrast between sand and snow. pic.twitter.com/7cnYEUjl2S

— Jonathan Arnott MEP (@JonathanArnott) January 9, 2018

Rare icy weather has brought snow to the Sahara Desert in Algeria. pic.twitter.com/7ha2UbkAvz

— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 9, 2018

Start of 2018 marked by extreme weather - searing heat and unusual warmth, bitter cold, winter storms, heavy precipitation and snow (incl in the Sahara!. Updated roundup https://t.co/Tk2DphLltS pic.twitter.com/PCIp8iaNwG

— WMO | OMM (@WMO) January 9, 2018

Image credit: World Meteorological Organisation

Vegan Breakfast Burritos

by Lisa Le @ The Viet Vegan

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The older I get, the more I crave foods that I connect with nostalgia for some reason. I’m not even that old but it’s still something that draws me to the kitchen. My tastebuds crave these foods I had when I was younger, and they weren’t even really associated with good or fond memories, just […]

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The 2017 Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide Part One

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Three years and counting! The third annual “Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide” is here for the year of 2017 with twenty brandspanking new holiday gifts to fill our hearts with good tidings for our fellow neighbors, fill our homes with one-of-a-kind ornaments, and fill our bellies with foods from around the world. There’s more coming your […]

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Best 4 local foods in Hoi An

Best 4 local foods in Hoi An


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There are a number of local delicacies specific to Hoi An that travellers must eat when they visit Hoi An. You can get authentic taste for a dollar a plate. You cannot leave Hoi An without trying Cao Lau- Hoi an's signature dish, chicken rice, white rose and quang noodle

Review: Big Croc Feed Experience at Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin

by The Big Bus @ The Big Bus tour and travel guide

The Big Croc Feed Experience at Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin offers guests the unique opportunity to feed some of Australia’s largest saltwater crocodiles. Get a personal introduction to the most feared of Aussie reptiles and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of this renowned inner-city wildlife attraction. Tour name: Big Croc Feed Experience Runs: Daily Departure point: Crcocosaurus Cove Darwin Departure time: 10am and 1pm (ticket price includes …

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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...

19 Bucket-List Worthy Places To Visit In Canada

by Ashley Thompson @ Travel Blog – News, Guides & Tips for Your Next Trip | Trekeffect

With its welcoming atmosphere, vibrant cities and awe-inspiring scenery, Canada is truly an exciting and beautiful country that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. As the largest nation in North America, “The...

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EER129: Cruising With Children — Tips on the Best Family Cruises for Kids

EER129: Cruising With Children — Tips on the Best Family Cruises for Kids

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Today I talk with Jeff Bogle about cruising with children and his tips for the best family cruises for kids. Jeff is a parenting blogger and travel writer, but he never thought he’d want to take his kids on a cruise. Once he took one, however, he was hooked… Subscribe to Our Podcast (iTunes, Stitcher, […]

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Vietnamese Food: 10 Dishes You Need To Try - The Next Somewhere

Vietnamese Food: 10 Dishes You Need To Try - The Next Somewhere


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In need of the best Vietnamese food? Here are my top ten picks of the best Vietnamese dishes. The lists includes banh mi, pho, bun cha, goi cuon, and more!

10 Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try in OC Besides Pho

10 Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try in OC Besides Pho


OC Weekly

Walk anywhere in Little Saigon these days, and you can throw a chopstick and hit a pho restaurant. In fact, pho has so permeated our local food culture that every city outside of our county's Vietnamese enclave has at least one restaurant serving it. But once you're ready to wean...

Vietnamese Street Food: My Must-Try Favourites - Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

Vietnamese Street Food: My Must-Try Favourites - Eat Sleep Breathe Travel


Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

Vietnam is a foodie's paradise, but with so many dishes to choose from, what do you pick? These are the best Vietnamese Street Food dishes to try.

7 Natural Beauty Brands From Vietnam

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

Vietnam’s cosmetic retail market rakes in US $1.78 billion per year and is expected to hit US $2.35 billion by the end of 2018. That’s one of the fastest compound annual growth rates on the planet. Currently, 90% of Vietnam’s cosmetic market share is dominated by multinationals including companies from South Korea, Europe, Japan, Thailand, […]

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The Top 5 Wonderful Places To Visit In West Bengal, India

by cindy @ Experience the World – TravelJo

The article was originally submitted by Rohit Agarwal, an architecture who loves exploring new places. 1. Dakshineswar & Kali Ghat Photo by shankar s., CC BY 2.0 Dakshineswar is one of the most popular pilgrimage centres for Hindus. The town is located in the proximity to the city of Kolkata. Here you can find Kali […]

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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10 Delicious Traditional Vietnamese Food You Must Try While In Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog

10 Delicious Traditional Vietnamese Food You Must Try While In Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

Traditional Vietnamese food are all about the balance of fresh ingredients, intense flavours, and ease of cooking and preparation.

The Best Places to Eat in Seattle Washington

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Seattle is known around the world for its coffee culture, the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. But what about Seattle restaurants? We’ve asked a local expert to share her picks for the best places to eat in Seattle Washington. Read on to find out how to eat like a local in this wonderful Pacific Northwestern city. Seattle is famous for its cutting-edge coffee culture. But coffee is just one aspect of Seattle’s culinary landscape. Locals dine at the best restaurants in Seattle, shop at Pike Place Market for some of the ...

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Vietnamese Hot Pot

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

The winter is near, and what is the better way to enjoy a freezing winter night than having a hot spot dinner with your loved ones after a long tired day. Hot spot is one of the fastest and healthiest

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Vietnamese Sweet Soups – Che

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

What is Che? Che is originated from the North of Vietnam. It refers to any Vietnamese sweet soups and desert pudding. Che is normally made from different types of fruit and beans. Since Vietnam is a tropical country which is known for its various

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26 Best (And Safest) Places To Travel Alone For Females  

by Ashley Thompson @ Travel Blog – News, Guides & Tips for Your Next Trip | Trekeffect

Are you an independent chic who has been dreaming of exploring the world, as a solo traveler? Want to go a memorable solo adventure that you’ll cherish until your last breath? From an...

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How to Visit Uxmal, the Best Mayan Ruins in Mexico

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Many people think that the best Mayan ruins in Mexico are found at Chichen Itza near the town of Valladolid. It’s true that Chichen Itza is larger and also very impressive. That said, our family thought Uxmal was the best Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula and the rest of the country. Read below and […]

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Ultimate USA West Coast Road Trip Itinerary: Seattle to San Francisco

by Emily Cass @ Just Globetrotting

The top best ultimate road trip itinerary & guide for driving from Seattle to San Francisco. Discover the best pit stops & places to stay with pictures!

Review: Small group Phillip Island penguin tours from Melbourne provide a personal experience

by The Big Bus @ The Big Bus tour and travel guide

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide. Little penguins are big business in Victoria. Around 500,000 people make the 90-minute trip on Phillip Island penguin tours …

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15 Best Gifts For Foodies 2017

by Meagen Collins @ Food Fun Travel Blog

Christmas is almost upon us again and many of you might find yourself wondering…. “What are the best gifts for foodies for 2017?” Never fear! We have taken the hard work out of scouring the internet for you. We’ve been researching the best unusual foodie gifts, food gifts for him, food gifts for her and everything in between and put them all in this one post.   So here you ...

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10 Travel Destinations To Put On Your 2018 Bucket List

10 Travel Destinations To Put On Your 2018 Bucket List

by Sarah Joanna Pope @ The A List | The Urban List

Glaciers, thermal baths, island vibes, majestic mountains, exotic frankincense and kitschy K-pop—there are so many reasons to take to the skies and go exploring this year.

So stop travelling vicariously via an Instagrammer’s thigh gap and add these travel destinations to your 2018 bucket list.

Seoul, South Korea

In Seoul, the ancient coalesces with ultra modern design, high-speed Internet and catchy K-Pop to create something truly unique. Here, temples sit alongside high-rise buildings and neon, all under the watchful eye of its surrounding mountains. Hang at the Gyeongbokgung Palace, visit temples and shop yourself silly at the traditional Gwangjang markets or Myeongdong Shopping Street. Re-fuel after long days exploring with some stuffed chicken in broth at Tosokchon Samgyetang or with a session at one of the city’s tent bars. Steam and soak your hangover away in a jjimjil-bang (sauna and spa) and visit the fascinating Demilitarised zone, which splits North and South Korea.

Iceland

Iceland is the Promised Land for bibliophiles, nature lovers and those who just love a good chunky knit. Spend time exploring the country’s devastatingly beautiful landscapes—glaciers that cut through mountains, active volcanoes, spectacular waterfalls, gushing geysers and impossibly green hills alongside dark volcanic sands. Settle into the 5 Million Star Hotel for front row seats to the electric skies of aurora borealis, soak in the steamy blue waters of the Blue Lagoon and behold the eerie Midnight Sun. And Iceland’s cultural life is just as rich in its offering—the city of Reykjavik is a hub for artists, authors, epicureans and musicians. Expect lots of live music, book festivals, art and crafts. Bliss.

Budapest, Hungary

Hungary’s capital city is a wondrous mash-up of history, natural beauty and grand architecture—from neoclassical to baroque to art nouveau. It’s pretty much the stunt double of Paris. Walk through this exciting city and see the reminders of it’s past at every turn, including Roman ruins and bullet holes from WW2. Visit Millennium Underground, the 100 year old train station and UNESCO World Heritage Site, walk the cobbled streets of the charming Castle Hill, learn how to say ‘cheers’ in Hungarian (Egészségére) at ruin-style bar Szimpla Kert or unwind in one of the city’s many thermal baths and spas. And of course, no visit to the ‘Queen of the Danube’ would be complete without a sunset stroll along its namesake river.

Myanmar

Myanmar, formerly Burma, has tradition and culture in spades. This sacred land is a fresh breath of air for the soul, even for the world-weary traveller. Here there is a reverence for Buddhist history and tradition that can be seen at the city’s many temples and effigies. Hop on a steamer or luxury cruiser through the Bay of Bengal, kick back at the pristine Ngapali Beach, see the standing fisherman on Inle Lake, grab a snack at the colourful Nyaung U market, hike through the small villages in Shan Hills and visit the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. And don’t forget to stop and meet some of the famously friendly locals, who are not yet weary of finding a traveller on their doorstep.

British Columbia, Canada

There are few places where you can feel like the only person on this earth but this slice of land between the Pacific Coast and the Rocky Mountains may well be one of them. Hiking, fishing, biking, skiing, canoeing, zip lining—BC offers ever kind of off-the-beaten path adventure. Just bring your bear spray.  Here, the green mountain ranges and ice fields are teeming with wildlife—orcas, moose, sea otters, humpbacks and grizzlies. Kayak with orcas on the frigid waters of Canada’s West Coast or explore the Great Bear Forest and mirror-like lakes. You could hop in a float plane and visit Lake Lovely Water, rent a cute lakeside cabin and finish off that novel or discover remote islands like a true explorer.

Havana, Cuba

Since the economic embargo was lifted, the doors to Cuba have swung wide open, and travellers have been enticed in by the promise of white sands, island rhythms, mojitos and hot, steamy nights. Take a trip back in time to Habana Vieja (Old Havana), where vintage cars rumble by colourful buildings, saunter down the El Malecón Boardwalk for spectacular ocean views or the buzzing Calle Obispo for live music and souvenirs. Of course, nighttime is when the city really comes to life. Get things started with a few Cuba Libres from art/live music bar Fabrica de Arte Cubano before dancing the night away at one of the city’s many salsa bars.

Lisbon, Portugal

The Mediterranean sun, bleached limestone buildings, cobbled streets and the haunting sounds of Fado music – Portugal is a juicy fruta that’s ripe for the picking. Here, tourists are welcomed to the city by the open arms of the Cristo-Rei Monument, where you and giant concrete statue Jesus can enjoy impressive views. Visit the Hieronymites Monastery in Belém and say to a passerby ‘you know, this is a great example of the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style.’ Then hightail it to the water for a sunset cruise on the Tagus River.  Spend your nights being a little bit wild as you street-drink sangria down cobbled lanes, hopping in and out of tapas bars – or dance until dawn at the salacious cocktail bar Pensao Amor.

Oahu, Hawaii

Still, clear waters, tropical rainforests, white sandy beaches, hippie shacks, watering holes and palm trees—it’s hard not to feel like you’re in a postcard in Oahu. There’s so much to do on land or in water in this tropical paradise.  Explore the turquoise waters of the islands many beaches or settle into the sand at North Shore to witness world famous surf. Get your thrills cliff jumping at Waimea Bay, swim with turtles in Hanauma Bay or snorkel in Sharks Cove (for free!). Sunset cruises and Pina Coladas in Waikiki are a good time too. Head for the hills and hike to Lulumahu Falls, passing through verdant rainforest and the King Kamehameha Summer Palace Ruins along the way.

New York, New York

They don’t call it the centre of the universe for nothin’. NYC still offers a plethora of big city delights, and there’s always something exciting happening on every corner of this concrete jungle. Stay high above the High Line at the iconic Standard Hotel, snag some tickets to see Book of Mormon on Broadway (they’ll be harder to lock down than your flights), line your stomach at Crif Dogs before entering the phone booth to undercover cocktail bar Please Don’t Tell (oops). Frequent local live-music venues like Rockwood Music Hall as well as museums and galleries. Shop in stylish Soho or cruise by Lady Liberty on the Staten Island Ferry. Head to Brooklyn to hang with the hipsters at McCarren Park or Let the good times roll at Skee ball bar Full Circle. Catch a Yankees game at Yankee Stadium or karaoke on St. Marks – GAH! There’s just so freaking much to do and not enough money time. Most importantly, walk around—because NYC is a living, breathing movie set.

Oman

Located just south of Dubai, Oman is by turns cosmopolitan and ancient. It’s a treasure trove of natural wonders—seas, mountains, natural springs, sinkholes, hot springs, coral reefs and stunning dessert landscapes. But the wild and diverse terrain is also part of a rich culture that can be explored within its ancient forts, colourful mosques and art. Take a camel ride through Wahiba Sands, kick back poolside at Luxury resorts like Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, explore the majestic Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, swim in the aquamarine waters of the Bimah sinkhole, dive into the coral reefs of Muscat and fall in love with this magical place.

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How (Not) To Prepare To Leave A Country

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

I have transformed procrastination into an art form. I possess this innate ability to postpone the inevitable until it really needs to be done. Until that specific moment...

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Margot Robbie’s Latest Film Is Your New Obsession

Margot Robbie’s Latest Film Is Your New Obsession

by Natasha Van Der Laan @ The A List | The Urban List

Margot Robbie, you amazing human being you. From "The Wolf of Wall Street" to "Suicide Squad", you are one hella amazing actress. Double points because you’re also hella cool AND a total babe.

It’s Margot’s chance to have the limelight all to herself as she stars (and co-produces!) in this summer’s hottest film. We are, of course, talking about the highly anticipated flick "I, Tonya". And FYI it totally deserves the top spot on your movie hit list.

"I, Tonya" tells the story of America’s figure skater Tonya Harding (aka Golden Globe nominee Margot Robbie) and her rise to Olympic stardom. Putting your Aotea Square ice rink skills to shame, Tonya was the first woman to complete two triple axel jumps in competition. You go, girl!

But it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. Tonya becomes caught up in one of the biggest scandals in sporting history after the attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan (Caitlin Carver). The film also stars Allison Janney who recently took home the Golden Globe for her role as Tonya’s abusive mother, LaVona Golden.

It’d be rude to give away the entire storyline so head to your nearest cinema when it opens on January 25. But if you a) can’t wait until then and b) love The Urban List, then enter below to win tickets to our exclusive premiere.

That’s right. We’ve got 70 double passes to give away to this summer’s hottest movie event on Wednesday, January 24. Join us as you watch Margot do her thang on the big screen as you devour mouth-watering refreshments.

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Black Friday & Cyber Week Deals in Travel

by Tommo @ Food Fun Travel Blog

It’s almost time for the BIGGEST sale of the year!!! In fact, many of the below deals are already active and some are finishing by friday. So don’t waste time, grab the best prices of the year! We’ve decided to take some of the hard work out of finding the perfect travel discounts by putting together some of the best deals you’ll find this Black Friday & Cyber Monday. So ...

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Going Viral: The Here And This And Now

Going Viral: The Here And This And Now

by David Lloyd-Davies @ Londonist

A cynical ribbing of the pharmaceutical industry.

12 Bite-Sized Snacks To Eat Instead Of The Tide Pod Challenge

by Food Republic @ Food Republic

The latest trend in YouTube fame is the Tide Pod challenge! Sadly, this is exactly what it sounds like: chowing down on tiny pouches of poisonous cleaning product. Remember kids, just because everyone’s doing it doesn’t turn the pods in question into something edible. Let late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel explain: We get it — […]

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Discovering Sapa: A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Vietnam’s Northern Hill Station

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice patties, rolling hills, Vietnam’s highest mountain, and hidden trails in overgrown valleys. While the idea of coming here for a trek far off from the noise and pollution of the big cities inspires wanderlust, organizing it all can be a bit daunting, especially for […]

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Top 5 Asian Soups you must try

by asian5 @ Asian5

Soup is a staple element of cuisines all across Asia. From Myanmar to Vietnam, soups are eaten for breakfast, with lunch and are accompanied by almost all main meal. They run through the scale from spicy and intense to fragrant and mild. This amazing dish is filled with almost everything, from long rice noodles to […]

Coming To Netflix: David Chang Gets Ugly Delicious

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

David Chang, the man behind Momofuku and subject of the first season of Food Republic parent company Zero Point Zero’s Mind of a Chef, is back on screens. Ready for his new show, Ugly Delicious? Premiering on February 23, the eight-episode series follows Chang as he travels, eats and hangs out with notable food personalities like Jessica Koslow, […]

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15 Best Foodie Gifts For Her – Best Food Gifts 2017

by Meagen Collins @ Food Fun Travel Blog

15 Best Foodie Gifts For Her – Best Food Gifts 2017 1.Gourmet popcorn and seasoning kit To check prices and availability of this gift Click Here   2. Funny Kitchen Song Series – Set of 9 Art Prints To check prices and availability of this gift Click Here   3. Gigantic Donut Pool Float, Strawberry Frosted with Sprinkles To check prices and availability of this gift Click Here   4. Recipe Book  To ...

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How Nutrition-Rich Food Help You Achieve Good Health

by Ryan @ MyGreatRecipes

Eating nutritious food not only helps you to accomplish your weight loss goals, but also they offer a plenty of benefits. Nutrient-rich food generally contains loads of vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients. These food items nourish your body and reduce the risks of suffering from a chronic disease. DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS! That’s why […]

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Telegram: Details of the largest ever ICO revealed

by James Edwards @ finder.com.au

Telegram's upcoming ICO revealed by new leaked documents detailing price information, key dates and 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...

Where to Eat in Budapest Hungary – The Best Budapest Restaurants, Cafes and Markets

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Wondering what and where to eat in Budapest Hungary? We spent a month eating our way through the sprawling Hungarian capital city. Check out our Budapest Food Guide with the best Budapest restaurants, cafes and markets. Four weeks of eating our way through Budapest was overwhelming. The Hungarian capital’s food scene, with its never-ending selection of restaurants, cafes and markets, kept us constantly on the go. But with the help of our and lots of third wave coffee, we survived a month of hearty eating without sacrificing our sanity or waistlines. ...

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The Best of Bagan in 2 Days

by Hannah Logan @ Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

Myanmar (also known as Burma) has been one of those mysterious countries that most people know very little about and few people choose to travel to. In the past, the military control of the country had most tourists afraid or…

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Must-Try Food in Vietnam for Kids: Vietnamese Food for Picky Eaters - Family Travel Blog: An Epic Education

Must-Try Food in Vietnam for Kids: Vietnamese Food for Picky Eaters - Family Travel Blog: An Epic Education


An Epic Education

There is so much delicious food in Vietnam for kids. Here I list up some of the best Vietnamese food for picky eaters: fruits, desserts & main dishes.

Vietnam Trip: Easy Weekend Getaways From Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam Trip: Easy Weekend Getaways From Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuong Tuyen @ xpath.co

While we absolutely love Ho Chi Minh City, and  the hustle and bustle of this packed, hot and sometimes a bit crazy but always vibrant city, it can…

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Easy To Find Northern Dishes In Saigon

by admin @ Saigon-online.net

In Saigon, you can choose bún chả (Grilled pork ball with vermicelli), roast duck, crab paste soup, etc. with characteristic tastes of northern plains. Bun Dau Mam Tom (Noodle with fried tofu and shrimp sauce) If eating right on the street, you will be served “bun dau” in a medium-size tray, with everything on it. […]

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Ho Chi Minh City – also known as Saigon – is no longer a strange destination for travellers visiting Vietnam. Arriving at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you are free to venture and explore a number of destinations in Vietnam, but believe me, don’t mistake Ho Chi Minh as another sprawling modern city without personality. With […]

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16 Things To Do In Palm Springs CA For Foodies

by Tommo @ Food Fun Travel Blog

Forget the aging steakhouses and tiki bars - Head to Palm Springs for tri-tip fusion pho... Plus a lot of other foodie things

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7 Interesting Places To Visit In Punjab, India

by cindy @ Experience the World – TravelJo

Punjab, the gorgeous state of rivers, and one of the best in architecture and culture is bordered by Himachal, J&K, and Haryana. Punjab has been known as ‘Sapt Sindhu’ in ancient lore, which means seven sacred rivers. Housing the Golden Temple, or Harmandir Sahib, this state boasts of a vast Punjabi culture, with the majority […]

6 Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try Other Than Pho

6 Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try Other Than Pho


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Vietnam food is irresistible! The aromas and flavors of Vietnam are rich and unique, all served on a plastic chair and table on the side of the bustling streets.

50 Life Hacks To Make 2018 The Best Year Ever

50 Life Hacks To Make 2018 The Best Year Ever

by Olivia Atkinson @ The A List | The Urban List

Now that the festivities are over (booo!), it’s time to throw ourselves into what will hopefully be an incomprehensibly epic 2018. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed about tackling the next 300 days or so, do not fret. We’ve complied a list of handy life hacks to get you through. 

Freeze grapes, pop them into your wine glass and you’ll be treated to an ice-cold, undiluted vino. Put whisky in your hot chocolate so you can drink away your problems while still maintaining the allure of childhood innocence. Sprinkle sugar on your tongue when it gets burnt from being too impatient to let food cool down. Facebook has a ‘tag review’ option, which lets you approve tags before they’re posted to your wall. No more unflattering group shots for you. Put money in your winter coat pocket. It will be a welcome surprise the following winter when you’ve spent all your money on pizza. Chill your drink quicker by wrapping the bottle in wet paper towels and sticking it in the freezer for 10 mins. Don’t leave it in for any longer, beer explosion may ensue. If your dog makes a run for it at the park, roll over and play dead. They’ll wander back to make sure you’re okay…then you can pounce. Mwah ha ha ha. Keep track of your pet turtle by tying a helium balloon to it. A good day is a good day. A bad day is a good story. At the end of the day, it’s all good. Keep that in mind. When you’re at the beach this summer, place your thongs/jandals facedown. Then when you’re ready to roll, your feet won’t get cooked. The ability to respond to a stupid question with sarcasm is an indictor of a healthy brain. Bring on the sarcasm. If you ever need a dose of fun in your life, gather your homies and play Cards Against Humanity. Thank us later. Don’t let your expectations kill your vibe. Still tired after a solid night’s sleep? You’re probably dehydrated. Guzzle some H20 and you’ll be good to go. When you and your boo argue, make it a rule that you have to wear clown noses. If you can’t continue without laughing then the row isn’t worth having. Starting today make a second Snapchat account. Every time you go somewhere or do something awesome, send a snap to that second account. At the end of 2018, look back at all the good times you had. Genius. If you keep forgetting to take the pill, set an alarm with the sound of a crying baby. You’ll never forget again. Don’t fill out the recipient address until you finish the email. This will save you from sending half-written yarns and “Whoops! Accidently clicked sent too early” follow up emails. Spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people—The Breakfast Club. Try single tasking. It will put a stop to unfinished business and help you nail everything you do. BAM! While on vacay, send yourself a postcard every day from wherever you are and write what you did that day on it. Bind them when you return to have a journal of your trip. Get out of the house, go for a walk, get a bagel. It’s never too early for ice cream. Or wine for that matter. Keep a box of office things in your car so if you get pulled over, you can tell the cop you’re having a bad day. There is no right way to do life. There’s only stuff that works and stuff that doesn’t. Whenever you’re curious about something, write it down. This way, whenever you’re bored out of your mind, you’ll have an entire list of things to learn about. If you find yourself constantly trying to prove your worth to someone, you have already forgotten your value. Try your hand at origami, a de-stress technique set to booty bump colouring to the sidelines this year. It helps get rid of anxiety, and unlocks memories of childhood and simpler times.  When you find the perfect pair of jeans, buy two. When you’re feeling anxious or stressed, clean. You’ll feel more accomplished for doing something productive than letting your thoughts take over. When you’re going through self-checkout at the supermarket, scan your avocado as a brown onion. Want more toilet paper? Pull the two-ply apart to get twice as much. Keep your hipster beard trimmings out of the sink by lining it with newspaper. Order two drinks at a time so both your hands are full and you can’t text boys you shouldn’t. The trick is to not let people know how weird you really are until it’s too late from them to back out. Awesome things will happen if you choose not to be a miserable cow. Think of five things you're grateful for every day. Put some time into building a network. A lot of the time it’s who you know, not what you know. When you need to get shit done, wear headphones. People will be less likely to approach or interrupt you. Write things down. Don’t rely on your memory to pull through, because a lot of the time, it won’t. If you’re missing someone, let them know. Unless, of course, it’s your now happily married, father-of-three ex-boyfriend from high school. Don’t be that person who Snapchats an entire concert. Disconnect and be in the moment. This applies for several life scenarios. Read more books. You owe it to that mind of yours. If someone cramps your style, brings you down, or smashes you with negativity on the reg, then they gotta go.   Visit your Gran. She misses you. It’s okay to say ‘no’ to Friday night drinks. Sometimes you need downtime. Talk less, listen more. We all tend to babble on about our problems more than we should. If you’re trying to save a bit of moolah, do it in small doses. By putting $3 into a savings account every day, you’ll end up with over $1000 at the end of the year, and you probably won’t even notice the automatic payment coming out. Get your booty moving. Whoever says they feel worse after a workout is lying. Without going ultimate cheeseball on you...do things that make you happy, carpe the hell out of the diem, and keep your head up. 

Make your year even better by taking up one of these 18 hobbies!

Where To Find The Best Vietnamese Food In Ho Chi Minh City - Vietcetera

Where To Find The Best Vietnamese Food In Ho Chi Minh City - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

Vietnam has an incredibly broad food culture. If you only have a short time in Saigon, you can only eat so many dishes.

Top 5 Most Popular Vietnamese Dishes

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

In this post, I will share the top 5 most popular Vietnamese dishes which you can easily find if you visit my country. I will also include a recipe for each dish, so you can try to make it at

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Kathmandu Street Art: A Photoessay

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

Over the years, I’ve grown to love street art – the quirkier and more thought-provoking, the better. I admire how it can completely transform...

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Top 6 Reasons Why You Should Visit Australia (From Cities to Its Outback)

by Pretty Wild World @ Pretty Wild World

Are you planning to visit Australia but not sure if it is worth it? Well, there are tons of reasons to explore this beautiful country and six reasons why!

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13 Epic Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

13 Epic Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

by Hana Okada @ The A List | The Urban List

Whether you’ve just tackled the first work week of 2018, or you’re basking in the final weekend before it all begins again (or you’re in neither camp—lucky you!), the weekend has rolled right around and it’s time to make the very most of it! If you’re anything like us, you’ve promised yourself to make 2018 the biggest year yet, and what better way to start than seizing the weekend for all it has to offer?! This weekend Auckland’s serving us some of the very best in tennis, theatre, and most importantly—food! Get your stretchiest pants on and round up the squad for a cracker of a weekend ahead at these wonderful events!

All Weekend

Takapuna Beach Summer Days Festival

Takapuna is the ultimate place to be allll weekend long! This FREE event will be hustling and bustling with events perfect for everyone, including chowing down some stellar nosh from one of the food vendors or space to set up a picnic! Friday is music and movie night, with easy-listening tunes from 4pm and catch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at 9pm! It’s a lazy Saturday with the groovy Jazz on the Green for a chill arvo, and Sunday is Family Beach Day with all-day acoustic jams, food trucks, and heaps of entertainment—round up the fam for a fun filled weekend on the shore!

Where: Gould Reserve, Takapuna When: Friday 12 January—Sunday 14 January For more info, click here

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Auckland summer staple Pop Up Globe is back for another stand out season! Regarded as Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will enchant you with side-splitting comedy with a dash of beautiful poetry only Shakespeare could achieve. Fusing Jacobean costumes, lyrical poetry with Maori folklore and language, Pop-up globe introduces this flagship production to you with pride. Transport back 400 years into the past and sit amongst the space the plays they were written, whether its your first time or hundredth, it’ll be a night to remember.

Where: Pop Up Globe Theatre, Ellerslie When: Saturday 13 January—Saturday 31 March, 7:30pm—10:15pm For more info, click here.

Auckland Live Summer in the Square: Latin Fiesta Weekend

¡Vamos a la fiesta! Get ready to party because Aotea Square is transforming into a Latin Fiesta for Auckland Live Summer in the Square! There’s celebrations all weekend long, where the food will be delectable and the outfits delicious—we expect nothing less from our vivacious friends across the other side of the world! There will be two stages sizzing with Latin music and feel-good rhythms, including an authentic Mexican mariachi band and Cuban band Ashé Cuba’s high-energy tunes!

Where: Aotea Square, Auckland CBD When: Friday 12 January—Sunday 14 January For more info, click here

The Merchant of Venice

Pop-up Globe is back and better than ever, presenting you with one of Shakespeare’s classics The Merchant of Venice. Already deep in debt to his best friend, Bassiano requires one more loan to woo and win the wealthy heiress Portia, unaware that when the due date comes to repay the debt, he will be gambling for his life! Full of wit, drama and disguise that Shakespeare has become legend for, this is based on the performance tradition going way back to 1614, performed by the Buckingham Company—an all-male company of actors and musicians around the world.

Where: Pop-up Globe Theatre, Ellerslie When: Friday 12 January—Thursday 29 March, 7:30pm—10:15pm For more info, click here.

Zirka Circus

Back with its fifth tour of New Zealand, Zirka Circus is bringing even more mind-boggling, spectacular entertainment to our shores! Their new show Send in the Clowns is more spectacular than ever, with performing arts, theatre, and hilarity all wrapped up in a world-class performance! Whether you’re all about the action-packed daredevil acts or beautiful ballet, there is something for everyone in this stellar show! This is one adventure-filled (and animal-free!) circus for the whole family to love.

Where: Stella Maris Catholic School, Silverdale When: Monday 1 January—Sunday 31 January For more info, click here

Friday 12 January

ASB Classic

The ASB Classic is returning to Auckland as the highlight on every Aucklander’s January calendar. Bringing back more world-class tennis, food and drink, fashion and entertainment, expect two weeks of stellar tennis action right in our city! Forget Wimbeldon, you’ll be served up a fantastic line up of women’s and men’s players on-court, as well as some of the country’s most sought-after musicians and chefs delivering deliciousness and entertainment off court.

Where: ASB Tennis Centre, Parnell When: Friday 12 January—Saturday 13 January For more info, click here.

Bug Lab Lates

Cocktails, street foods, and… bugs? Yep, you heard that right—this adults only (a.k.a kids at heart) event starts with a complimentary cocktail and a fabulous selection of Auckland street food faves with live entertainment. Then enter the magical world of Te Papa and Weta Workshop’s thrilling science exhibition, discovering the genius of bugs bound to fascinate and delight even the harshest bug critics and scaredy cats!

Where: Auckland Zoo, Western Springs When: Friday 12 January, 6pm—9pm For more info, click here

Lion—Friday Films

Armed with only a few memories, determination, and Google Earth, this true story follows a quest to find a young boy’s roots in India. End your work week and say hello to the weekend with food truck delights, a themed drink from the pop-up bar and this stellar movie under the stars. The lip-smacking line up of food trucks include Crepes a Go Go, Fritz’s Weiners, Judge Bao, Puha & Pakeha and so much more! Bring a beanbag and maybe some tissues, too—this one is going to pull at the heartstrings!

Where: Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter When: Friday 12 January, 4:30pm For more info, click here

Saturday 13 January

The Extravaganza Fair

Roll up, roll up to the largest and newest travelling event, The Extravaganza Fair, making its way to Matakana this summer. Bringing a whole lot of market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, performers and kids shows! Bringing back some old school nostalgia with sack races, tug of war and musical bean bags, this fair is your childhood dream come to life! Foodie delights include the Steampunk Food Truck, Dickinson’s Gastronomic Emporium, Lucky’s Fresh Juice Joint and Havana Coffee Works—even the names have us excited! Get ready for a full day of jam-packed fun for the whole family!

Where: Matakana Country Park, Matakana When: Saturday 13 January—Sunday 14 January, 9am—5pm For more info, click here

The Möet Ice Brunch  

This is the ultimate luxe brunch! The drink of the summer, Möet Ice, is hosting a brunch to kick off the ASB Classic Men’s Final off in style! Join this glamorous all-white brunch within the Champagne Lounge at the ASB Classic. Kick off the day right, sipping on Möet Ice and indulge in a Sugar Club inspired menu designed by Peter Gordon himself. The resident Möet DJ will be there to get the party started before the highly-anticipated ASB Classic. In true tennis and Möet Ice fashion, make sure you don your best tennis whites for a day of sunshine and the ultimate day of tennis!

Where: ASB Tennis Centre, Parnell When: Saturday 13 January, 10am For more info, click here

Matakana Village Farmer’s Market

Our fave escape from the hustle and bustle of Auckland is where you’ll find artisans, growers and farmers in the Matakana region who have a passion for all things produce. You’ll find fresh, yummy goods to stock up on as well as artisan baking, Italian sausages, organic chocolate, flowers, fine wines, olive oil and the all-important freshly brewed morning coffee—with locally roasted beans nonetheless. Live music will be keeping you company in this picturesque wee spot for a perfect morning market. It’ll be all about “me time” with their dog sitting service—for just a gold coin donation, you can have your pooch looked after for a whole hour of silent bliss!

Where: Matakana Village Market Square, Matakana When: Saturday 13 January, 8am—1pm For more info, click here

Moveable Feast Matakana

Make a day of it in Matakana! Hosted by Matakana’s Te Rata Wine, this scrumptious festival brings some of Auckland’s best street food right to the heart of Matakana village! There’s an unreal line-up of fabulous food—where the hardest thing you’ll be doing is choosing your feast—served alongside Te Rata’s beautiful natural wines, handmade sodas and cider, as well as craft beer on tap! Hit it up after nursing your food coma from the scrummy offerings at the morning markets.

Where: Matakana Valley, Matakana When: Saturday 13 January, 5pm—9pm For more info, click here.

Sunday 14 January

Sandringham Food and Spice Tour

Discover the hidden delights of Sandringham Village with this delicious walking food tour. Over three hours of goodness, stop and savour a variety of flavours at six different Indian and Sri Lankan restaurants—for those days you just can’t choose. You’ll even be taken through three markets brimming with authentic spices, vegetables and ingredients to recreate these scrumptious dishes at home! Come hungry and in your stretchiest pants—you’ll need it!

Where: Sandringham Community Centre, Sandringham When: Sunday 14 January, 2:30pm—5:30pm For more info, click here

Image Credit: Matthew Crawford

Everland Resort: What to Do at South Korea’s Biggest Theme Park

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Everland Resort is a Korean theme park located about 36 km from Seoul in Yongin City. It's South Korea's biggest theme park, receiving around 7.3 million visitors annually. Its most popular attractions include T Express, the world's steepest wooden rollercoaster, and Panda World, which is home to a pair of giant pandas.

Travel Gift Ideas For Men

by Meagen Collins @ Food Fun Travel Blog

Coming up with new unique travel gift ideas for men every single year can get tricky. Birthdays, Christmas and other speacial events come along and you might find yourslef wondiering what “unique travel gifts can I get…gifts that obviously make me look awesome!!!” Here’s our list of our Top 15 Travel Gift Ideas For Men for 2017/18   Looking for Funny travel gifts? Gift ideas for someone going travelling? Unique travel ...

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How to Appreciate Durian Taste in Southeast Asia

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Vietnamese food near Hobby Airport? Try Bun Bo Hue Co Do

Vietnamese food near Hobby Airport? Try Bun Bo Hue Co Do


Houston Chronicle

I am a spring-roll aficionado, often prowling the city in search of the tasty Asian wraps. If you are too, you really should know about Bun Bo Hue Co Do, a little restaurant near Hobby Airport. Do not be deterred by the barred windows on its unassuming strip-mall storefront. The hidden gem doesn't have a website, either. But it does have the best spring rolls I've found in Houston, bar none. The rice paper is translucent and gossamer, a rebuttal to the microwaved leather common at less meticulous establishments. The savory grilled pork within is still warm from the grill, a wonderful contrast with the coolness of the crisp greens and fresh herbs. A pair of made-to-order rolls costs just $4.

Justin Timberlake Served (And Ate) Insects At His Album Launch

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

Pop singer Justin Timberlake is a woodsman now, everyone! If the album art for his latest release, Man of the Woods (out February 2nd), didn’t tip you off immediately, the menu for yesterday’s launch party in New York City should do the trick. The AP reports that partygoers enjoyed “ants coated in black garlic and […]

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Ten top Darwin tours

by The Big Bus @ The Big Bus tour and travel guide

The Top End is home to some of Australia’s most amazing natural landscapes, and guided tours are a great way to see the best of the region. Darwin offers a wide range of small group tours, and venturing out with a local guide will ensure you get the most from your visit. Here are ten top Darwin tours to consider. …

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Buy And Sell Your Spare Tickets To These Top Live Events With TicketSwap

Buy And Sell Your Spare Tickets To These Top Live Events With TicketSwap

by Sponsor @ Londonist

Secure ticket trading.

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

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


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

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

The Must-Eat Vietnamese Dishes that Muslim Visitors Should Try

The Must-Eat Vietnamese Dishes that Muslim Visitors Should Try


HalalTrip

Experience Vietnamese food while visiting the country. Check out must-try Halal-friendly food including Halal meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes.

Psst! We Have The New Dates For Dinner In The Sky

Psst! We Have The New Dates For Dinner In The Sky

by Jaiden Bhaga @ The A List | The Urban List

Aucklanders, are you ready for this? Dinner In The Sky is officially hitting our shores in two weeks. 

Yes, you just read that correctly. From February 1 - 18, you’ll have the chance to literally dine in the sky!  Launching 11 years ago it has taken the world by storm, and now, finally Aucklanders can indulge in this experience. Trust us when we say this will be the most iconic pop-up of the year. 

Every Wednesday to Sunday during the event, there will be seven flights available. 

Helmed by four Auckland hospitality heroes: Simon Gault, Gareth Stewart, Fraser Shenton, Gavin Doyle and Phil Clark, the out-of-this-world experience will be literally taking brunch, lunch, dinner and even cocktails with the squad to the next-level this is an event that’s set to be a culinary masterpiece. 

“Unlike most restaurants where chefs are hidden away in the kitchen our chefs cook and create their food right in front of the guests, providing a rare opportunity to see these masters at work," says founder Steve Chung. "You may have some of our chefs demonstrating their skills on TV, but rarely will you get to see them cooking for you in the flesh.”

And, they will also have daily wine tastings featuring a selection of winning Air New Zealand wine awards wines and cocktail flights for some next level nights out.

To infinity and beyond! We’ll see you there.

The Deets:

What: Dinner In The Sky

When: 1 - 18 February

Where: Queens Wharf

Get Your Tickets Here!

Dumplings – How To’s and Recipes

by Emily Stephens @ MyGreatRecipes

You must have tried dumplings from the store at least once and you probably found them tasty. But wait till you prepare homemade ones! Round, chewy, and packed with your favorite sweet or savory filling – you just won’t be able to stop eating! DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS! We find these Asian cuties […]

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Best of 2017 – Our Food and Travel Favorites

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

2017 was a busy year for the 2foodtrippers. We traveled to three continents, 13 countries and too many cities to count. Check out the food and travel experiences that were our best of 2017. We began the year 2017 without definite plans. Perhaps we could plan our calendar way in advance as some ‘type A’ people probably do, but what’s the fun in that? Sometimes, we’re just hanging around our Naples, Italy apartment and, all of a sudden, the spark of travel shoots across our brains and, on a whim, we ...

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Top 20 Places To Visit in 2018

by Jacob & Emily Cass @ Just Globetrotting

Where to travel in 2018? That's the question & we have the answers, breaking down the top countries, regions & cities listing only the best travel destinations!

How Foreigners React While Trying Durian, The Smelliest Fruit In The World!?

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

In this quick post, I will gather YouTube videos about how foreigners react while trying durian, the smelliest fruit in the world. What makes durian so different from other fruits is that most people hated at their first tries, but

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10 Vietnamese Dishes Other Than Pho That You Absolutely Must Eat When In Ho Chi Minh City

10 Vietnamese Dishes Other Than Pho That You Absolutely Must Eat When In Ho Chi Minh City


SETHLUI.com

Vietnam is an Asian paradise for delicious food that is astoundingly cheap. Also, as compared to food in the neighbouring countries, Vietnamese food is a lot healthier (think soups, salads, wraps, etc). I actually lost two

Nanny’s Christmas Cherry Balls – So Retro So Delicious

by Ayngelina @ Bacon is Magic – The Best Food Around the World

One of my grandmother's best recipes, cherry balls are surprisingly easy to make but are always a crowd pleaser.

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2018 Has Gifted Us With Gin And Tonic Teabags

2018 Has Gifted Us With Gin And Tonic Teabags

by Catherine Blake @ The A List | The Urban List

Starting your day with a G&T used to be the sign of a troubled drama queen living beyond her means, but now it means exactly the same thing except after she’s run out of ice cubes. London's famed Fortnum & Mason, a spendthrift’s haven of tchotchkes, picnic baskets and artisanal chocolates, have released their own range of gin and tonic teabags for the man or woman who has (quite literally) everything.

Startlingly, this fancy tisane contains absolutely no alcohol whatsoever. ‘What’s the point?’ I hear you cry and to that I say pipe the goddamn hell down because some of us drove here. With a lack of alcoholic compounds, the brew crew at F&M got crafty; taking juniper and coriander and fennel and all the other herbaceous flavours that go into making gin, then mixed them into a base of top quality green tea. The infusion is then finished off with a wee bit of lemon balm and some dried cucumber and lime for a refreshing finish. Does your morning cuppa have a garnish? Didn’t think so.

As for packaging, do you think they come in the same old porous paper bags as your ordinary breakroom tea? Heavens no! Just when this luxurious brew couldn’t get any fancier Fortnum & Mason have decided to tuck the individual portions into the tea cabinet’s equivalent of a silken negligee.

Choice Fortnum & Mason products can be found at DJ's, but if they’re fresh out of gin and tonic you can pick up a box of 15 via Fortnum and Mason.

Image credit: Fortnum & Mason

A Guide To Ho Chi Minh City Tour (Part 1): Temples and Pagodas

A Guide To Ho Chi Minh City Tour (Part 1): Temples and Pagodas

by Ngan Hoang @ xpath.co

Let’s go temple-hopping! Since Vietnamese culture, like most of its Asian neighbors, have strong ties with its religion, you will observe that their architecture is greatly influenced by…

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7 Reasons to Eat Street Food in Vietnam

7 Reasons to Eat Street Food in Vietnam


Vespa Adventures

Planning your travel to Vietnam? Here's some reasons to eat street food in this wonderful country.

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Vietnamese Food – 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...

Roasted Vegetables and Orange-Thyme Vinaigrette

by Jenna Edmiston @ Honest Cooking

A perfect side dish for the coldest days ahead, these roasted vegetables are anything but ordinary when tossed in an orange-thyme vinaigrette.

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Mooncakes: Celebrating The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, known as “Tet Trung Thu,” is Vietnam’s second most popular holiday. In Ho Chi Minh City, the appearance of pop-up yellow and red stalls announces the coming of the Moon Festival, a lesser-known holiday to foreigners, yet the second most widely celebrated Vietnamese holiday. Traditionally falling on the 15th day of the […]

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20 Incredibly Fun Things To Do In Hokkaido, Japan

by Ashley Thompson @ Travel Blog – News, Guides & Tips for Your Next Trip | Trekeffect

Hokkaido, nicknamed as Japan’s last frontier, is unlike any quintessential island or destination you’ve seen in Asia.  Famed for its delectable seafood, gorgeous greenery and otherworldly nature sights, Hokkaido wows its visitors with its untamed wilderness, expansive panoramas and parks. What’s more,...

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Speed POS: Diagnostic Data For Reactive Restaurateurs

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

In 1883, Dayton, Ohio restaurateur James Ritty was growing frustrated at his staff. Cash kept going missing and customers thought he was overcharging them. In response, he invented the first ever “incorruptible cashier” or mechanical cash register. It could calculate the total price of each bill, keep a log of each day’s total sales, and […]

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Endurance Athlete Chi Nguyen Aims To Run In 100 Cities

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

In November, Chi Nguyen finished third in Ho Chi Minh City’s first Techcombank International Marathon in a time of 3 hours 22 minutes. The Vietnamese endurance athlete has also completed the Mont Blanc CCC, a 100-km mountain challenge that quickly climbs to the Grand Col Ferret Alpine pass at 2537 meters. It’s a race in […]

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The 5 Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Singapore

The 5 Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Singapore


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Are you looking for a healthy dish for your lunch or dinner? Why don't you try Vietnamese food that has less fat and more vegetables. As an agriculture culture, Vietnamese use rice as a main starch in everyday meals, made into different kind of cakes and noodles. And a great balance of a variety of fresh herbs, vegetables and meat, as well as a selective use of spices are combined to create the unique of Vietnamese cuisine.

An Insider’s Guide to Seattle, Washington

by Emily Cass @ Just Globetrotting

Don't miss these top things to do in Seattle, Washington including an insider's guide to the best places to relax, eat, drink & party!

Where to Find the Best Vietnamese Food in Ottawa

Where to Find the Best Vietnamese Food in Ottawa


Legal Nomads

A dish by dish suggestion list for the best Vietnamese food in Ottawa.

Gifts for Female Travelers – Travel Gift Ideas for Her

by Meagen Collins @ Food Fun Travel Blog

” Not all girls are made of Sugar and Spice and everything nice. Some girls are made of adventure, fine beer, brains and no fear.” Have a fun lovin, traveling gal in your life? Not sure what to get her as a gift this year? Never fear, we have compiled 18 of the best gifts for female travelers. Unique travel gifts, funny travel gifts and some great gift ideas for ...

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8 Unforgettable New Zealand Road Trips To Take In 2018

8 Unforgettable New Zealand Road Trips To Take In 2018

by Sarah Downs @ The A List | The Urban List

If it's about the journey, not the destination, then a 2018 road trip is probs a good idea. Lucky for us, our stunning country is what classic road trips are made of.

From golden-sand peninsulas and snow-capped mountains to lush native forests, the open road in Aotearoa is the place you want to be. So grab your friends and snacks, buckle up and hit the road! 

Nelson to Queenstown 

Start in sun-drenched Nelson and make your way along the rugged West Coast. First stop is Punakaiki to explore the famous Pancake Rocks. This limestone labyrinth is made up of hundreds of slices of stone that really do look like pancakes. At high tide, the seawater geysers put on their very own water show. Then it’s on to the glaciers of Franz Josef, with pit stops in Greymouth and Hokitika on the way. Be sure to embark on the West Coast Treetop Walk over the Hokitika Gorge, 20-metres above the forest floor. Once you’re in the lakeside town of Wanaka, there’s no shortage of activities. Think hiking, skydiving and of snowplowing down a mountain in your final destination of Queenstown. 

Auckland to Cape Reinga

First, make your way to the seaside town of Paihia—it’s known as the gateway to The Bay of Islands. It’s made up of 144 islands, all complete with green countryside and sparkling blue waters. At Paihia, explore the historic Waitangi Treaty grounds, take a sailing tour and swim with the dolphins.  Make sure you stop for a meal at Charlotte’s Kitchen. From there, take the ferry to the historic island town of Russell, and then onto 90 Mile Beach and Cape Reinga, the very tip top of New Zealand! Take a walk to the iconic lighthouse and gaze over the Pacific Ocean. There are also ancient kauri forests to explore, waterfalls and natural rock pools for hopping. For more inspo, here’s our guide of 30 things to do up north this summer

Rotorua to Waitomo to Taupo 

Head west from Rotorua. Your first stop is New Zealand’s surf capital, the rugged beauty of Raglan! After carving those waves, travel a few hours south to Waitomo, home to the famous underground limestone caves which are illuminated with thousands of tiny glowworms. You can tube, abseil or take a boat ride and drift underground. Then, carry onto to Taupo—the home of Aotearoa’s largest lake. Hike the Tongariro Crossing (allow a day) and then check out Hidden Valley to see hot springs, mud pools and caves. On the way back, see the Huka Falls. This waterfall is pretty special, mostly due to the 220,000 litres of water that gush every second. 

Queenstown to Milford Sound

Picture Milford Sound and mostly you imagine deep inky waters, high mountain peaks and cascading waterfalls. But one of the best things about the trip to Milford is the drive. The route from Queenstown to Milford is as much a scenic experience as the fiord itself—it's been called one of the best road trips on the planet! Past mirror lakes framed by the rugged façade of the magnificent mountain range, aptly named The Remarkables. The drive can be done in a single day, but it’s best to split it up and stay in Te Anau, the perfect stopover. The cute town’s main attraction is Fiordland National Park, so schedule in time for a hike. It's really a bonus that you end your journey at the 8th wonder of the world. 

Queenstown to Dunedin via the Caitlins

This epic roadie is more commonly known as the ‘Southern Scenic Route’. Head south from Queenstown to the ‘real New Zealand’, a.k.a Invercargill, and from there make your way to the stunning Caitlins. You really could spend several days here exploring the native forest, high cliffs and golden beaches. Make sure to stop at Nugget Point to spot fur seals, sea lions and penguins and also see the Purakaunui Falls. This three-tiered cascading waterfall is one of Otago’s most loved treasures. Then, on your way to Dunedin, Tunnel Beach is a must visit. Descend the track to a magnificent outlook of rugged sandstone cliffs, arches and a man-made tunnel to the isolated sandy beach. 

Whakatane to Gisborne

Escape to East Cape for a rugged scenic drive, with plenty of Maori history to take in along the way. Interesting fact: this region is where the first Maori settlers arrived. Along the Pacific Coast Highway, you’ll pass through remote country, empty coves and bays galore, plus many Marae, with beautifully carved gateways. See the St Mary’s Church in Tikiti and meet the laid-back locals. Once you hit the surfing mecca of Gisborne, make sure to spend the night and catch the morning sunrise on the beach. It's the first place in the world to see it!  

Auckland to the Coromandel Peninsula 

It wouldn't be a complete list without ticking off the incredible Coromandel. The North Island peninsula boasts some of the best beaches in the country, along with bluffs, lookouts and lush native bush. Head straight for Hahei to visit Cathedral Cove, where you'll find it’s ‘gram-worthy naturally-formed archway and golden bays. Also visit nearby Hot Water Beach to soak in its geothermically heated water. Then drive on the northeast coast of the Coromandel, where you'll find the untouched paradise that is New Chums. It's been voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world. 

Waiheke Island 

If all the active adventuring sounds too much, this foodie road trip on Waiheke is for you—and you only have to drive to the ferry terminal! Be sure to summon those island vibes immediately with a gelato from Island Gelato’s newly-opened ferry terminal store. Then enjoy a cheeky Peroni on the ferry while soaking in the views of Rangitoto Island. Once on Waiheke, wander the local market on Ostend Road for locally-made delicacies. There’s a jaffle truck, crepes and Hungarian fried bread on site, so make sure to pack an appetite. Spend the day at Onetangi Beach splashing your way through its tranquil shallow waters and stroll along the fine-grained sand. Have takeaway pizzas on the beach or, for glam dining, Oyster Inn Restaurant, located in the heart of Oneroa Village. Start with mandatory fresh Te Matuku oysters and local tipples for the ultimate Waiheke experience.

Image credit: Sara Orme

Top Places to Visit in Florida (National Parks, Cities, and Bay Areas)

by Pretty Wild World @ Pretty Wild World

Are you planning to visit USA's "Sunshine State"? Here's a list of the top places to visit in Florida you must not miss from a stunning national park to the buzzing city of Miami! Each destination is filled with amazing things to do and fun activities for travelers and for the whole family!

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Things to Do in Puerto Escondido — Fun Things to Do in Oaxaca, Mexico’s Southern Port

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Out of all the things to do in Puerto Escondido, sunsets may be our favorite, but there’s much more to this sleepy Mexican beach town than that. Much more. Beautiful beaches, fantastic food, incredible wildlife, and a laid-back surfer vibe. There are lots of reasons to visit Puerto Escondido, in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca. […]

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Introducing Sweet Potato Fries

by asian5 @ Asian5

Discover the latest addition to our menu: home-made, hand-cut and skin-on  Sweet Potato Fries accompanied by our spicy dynamite mayonnaise. Get it for dine-in or delivery in our Dubai Airport Freezone and Downtown Dubai branches for AED8 only. We highly recommend trying out our Sweet Potato Fries with our Asian Wraps. Add our home-made chilled Red Tea to […]

Best Delicious Vietnamese Food: Top 8 Must-Try Dishes in your Saigon trip - Saigon-online.net

Best Delicious Vietnamese Food: Top 8 Must-Try Dishes in your Saigon trip - Saigon-online.net


Saigon-online.net

Saigon (also officially known as Ho Chi Minh City or locally in Vietnamese as Sài Gòn) is Vietnam’s most booming up and coming city, a places where the action never stops. There are many things you need to try when you come here, especially the diversity of food. At this post, Saigon-online.net will feature 8 Vietnamese dishes …

Vietnam Tourist Destinations (Sites Pictures)

by vietnamesecuisine @ All About Vietnamese Cuisine

Vietnam is a beautiful country with an extraordinary 4000-year history. Every year, there are millions of tourist visit to Vietnam from all around the world. Friends come to Vietnam for its wonderful sites, its cultures, and definitely for its various cuisine

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The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Bangkok, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and its biggest city by far. It's a top tourist destination which is consistently ranked among the world's most visited cities. In fact, so popular and beloved is Bangkok that it was voted the "World's Best City" by Travel + Leisure magazine readers for four consecutive years. Spend a few days there and you'll get its appeal.

Bottoms Up – Budapest Ruin Bars and Beyond

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Feeling thirsty in Hungary? Check out our favorite places to drink including hip Budapest ruin bars plus cool spots for beer, cocktails and wine. Finding a bar in Budapest is like finding hay in a haystack. The Hungarian capital has a lot of drinking establishments, many filled with young professionals and visiting tourists. Though infamous for its funky ruin bars, the river split city also has traditional pubs, classy wine lounges and even spa bars. Yes, you can imbibe at Budapest bars while getting your soak on. We visited our first (but ...

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Korean Food Guide: 44 Things to Eat in Seoul, South Korea and Where to Try Them

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

As delicious and universally appealing as Korean barbecue is, I've learned that there's so much more to the cuisine than just bulgogi and galbi. Things like ganjang gejang, jokbal, and naengmyeonaren't as well known outside of Korea but they are dishes well worth flying for.

What’s your favorite chutney?

by admin @ Food you should try

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Ho Chi Minh City Street Food (Part 1)

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food (Part 1)

by Phuong Tuyen @ xpath.co

When in Saigon, one of the best things that you can do is satisfying your taste buds. Ho Chi Minh City street food offers you an exciting and…

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Planning a Trip for Winter? Here’re the Top Ski Resorts in Europe to Enjoy Your Winter Holiday!

by Pretty Wild World @ Pretty Wild World

Do you want to visit Europe in Winter? Why not check out this list of the top ski resorts in Europe you can visit for a full-on holiday adventure!

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Eating Live Larvae Coconut Worm – Bizarre Vietnamese Street-Food

by fred wilson @ Vietnamese Food – Back of the Bike Tours

Back in December we decided it was time to try one of the most bizarre Vietnamese street-food ever, the coconut worm (đuông dừa or Live Larvae Coconut Worm). The Rhynchophorus Ferrugineus (Its poetic name given by the scientist community) is a relatively large beetle living...

Our Seafood Wok at AED69 only!

by asian5 @ Asian5

If you haven’t yet, it’s time to try our Seafood Wok! It easily feeds 3-4 persons and over the Islamic New Year weekend you can enjoy it for AED69* instead of AED99! We will soon be introducing new Chef Specials in our DAFZA and Downtown Dubai branches so be sure to give it a try before it’s too […]

Top Five Things To Do in Hanoi, Vietnam

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Ho Chi Minh City may have eclipsed Hanoi as Vietnam’s most populace city, but one cannot forget that Hanoi, Vietnam is the political heart of the nation, the capital of one of the world’s last communist fronts. They say that Hanoi is the most Asian city of all Asian cities. Personally, it’s hard to dictate […]

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