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I think the food in Lima might be better than sex

I think the food in Lima might be better than sex

by Rachel Uberti @ Geckos Tales

Tips to help you leave Lima with some stimulating dining experiences

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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...

There’s more to Mexican food than tacos. Here’s proof.

There’s more to Mexican food than tacos. Here’s proof.

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

We freakin' love tacos and burritos as much as the next person, but there is more to Mexican food than just burritos and tacos

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Things to do in Yogyakarta

by Backstreet Editorial Team @ Backstreet Academy

Borobudur Sunrise Photo Credit : satunusanews.com  Take a look at the greatness of the 9th century Mahayana Buddhist temple, see the beautiful sunrise from the...Read More

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A Comprehensive Guide to Vietnam Visas

by Scott Jones @ XO Tours Blog

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

Broke and bodacious: the best student destinations for 2015

Broke and bodacious: the best student destinations for 2015

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

This one goes out to all my fellow overworked-and-underpaid students out there

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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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Feel like a complete local in Cebu – things to do in Cebu

by Backstreet Editorial Team @ Backstreet Academy

If you’ve searched for things to do in Cebu, chances are that any other lists you would have come across would leave you wanting more...Read More

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5 faux Indian food ‘facts’

5 faux Indian food ‘facts’

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

There's SO much more to India than delicious curries

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Wand-erlust: 9 harry potter spells for travellers

Wand-erlust: 9 harry potter spells for travellers

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Got travel hacks? Tell us your best and win the trip of a lifetime to India, Vietnam or Turkey. Reading Harry Potter, I  always wondered why the characters didn’t travel more. Sure, the Weasley’s went to Egypt that one time and the Triwizard tournament came to Hogwarts, but did Voldemort put a ban on international

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10 awesome travel podcasts that should be on your phone

10 awesome travel podcasts that should be on your phone

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

The world is divided into those obsessed by podcasts, and those who will one day become obsessed with podcasts.

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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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Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A small crescent of toast-gold sand lined with coconut palms & casuarina trees, Bãi Rạng Beach is squeezed between two rocky bluffs, 15km south of Quy Nhon. It's still a local, working beach & remains undeveloped.... Continue reading

Off the beaten tap: the best beers in Prague

Off the beaten tap: the best beers in Prague

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Czech 'em out

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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....

9 Best Vietnamese Street Food Experiences - Backstreet Academy

9 Best Vietnamese Street Food Experiences - Backstreet Academy


Backstreet Academy

Wherever in Vietnam you go, you should definitely try out these 9 Best Vietnamese street food experiences. We promise you won't regret it.

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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Treat yo’ self: a super-sensual guide to the world’s best massages

Treat yo’ self: a super-sensual guide to the world’s best massages

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

A massage is the ultimate form of treating yo' self

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10 reasons you’ll fall in love with Nha Trang, Vietnam

10 reasons you’ll fall in love with Nha Trang, Vietnam

by Amber Dunlap @ Geckos Tales

It's literally impossible to get bored here

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

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

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

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California man pulls out 5-foot tapeworm living inside him after eating salmon sushi, doctor says

California man pulls out 5-foot tapeworm living inside him after eating salmon sushi, doctor says

by Kylee Wierks - Web Producer @ CBS 4 – Indianapolis News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | WTTV

Warning: Story contains images and descriptions some may find graphic FRESNO, Calif. – A California man is likely altering his regular sushi habit after discovering a tapeworm that may have entered his body through the raw salmon he loves so much. Doctor Kenny Banh revealed the Fresno man’s case on a January 8 episode of the Podcast “This Won’t Hurt A Bit,” a show that mixes medical topics with laughs. Banh said a young man walked into the hospital complaining […]

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

5 Must Eat Vietnamese Street Food Snacks You Don't Want To Miss On Your Trip To Saigon

5 Must Eat Vietnamese Street Food Snacks You Don't Want To Miss On Your Trip To Saigon


Back of the Bike Tours

The little brother of the infamous Vietnamese Spring Roll a.k.a Goi Cuon, Bo Bia is one of the easiest snacks to find when walking down the street of Ho Chi Minh City. This spring roll packs a unique punch of flavor and texture in comparison.

How to shoot like a pro: tips from photographer Maja Zonjic

How to shoot like a pro: tips from photographer Maja Zonjic

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

"Owning the most expensive gear won’t make you a better photographer" and other advice from documentary photographer Maja Zonjic

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Explore the Galapagos Islands with google street view

Explore the Galapagos Islands with google street view

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The Galapagos Islands: way more interesting that looking up your own house on Street View.

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Let them eat avo: the 5 best Aussie brunches in London

Let them eat avo: the 5 best Aussie brunches in London

by Hannah Foster @ Geckos Tales

All your breakfasts are belong to us

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The Corporate Catering Guide for Santa Monica Startups

by Madison @ Roaming Hunger

Startups are known for their perks, and the most popular perk of all is corporate catering. Things get even more exciting when corporate catering comes from a gourmet food truck.

10 Instagrammers every traveller should follow

10 Instagrammers every traveller should follow

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Every couple of weeks, we put the call out for Instagram's best travel shots. Here are some of our favourites from week 1.

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Top night market in Bangkok — Top 5 best night markets in Bangkok you must-visit

by Emily Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

The night markets in Bangkok will bring you a festive atmosphere with hundreds of products to choose, as well as snacks, bars and live music band to make people enjoy. This is one of the unique local cultures which you must definitely experience behind the glittering commercial center. Let’s discover top night market in Bangkok — […]

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Shake it off: a travel guide to hand-holding

Shake it off: a travel guide to hand-holding

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

Much of travel’s allure hinges upon a return to days of child-like wonder in the face of all that is foreign and new.

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Best Photos of 2016 & Plans for the Coming Year

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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Flying high: the 10 best airlines of 2015

Flying high: the 10 best airlines of 2015

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

So, the World Airline Awards have rolled around again. How time flies!* And the aviation industry has gone about honouring the world’s best flying cars with what we assume would be trophies in the shape of propellers and an abundance of mini G&T bottles. * Sorry not sorry. 1. Qatar Airways It’s like I’ve died

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The Best Unique Food Gifts for Food Travelers

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Liberty Central Hotel, Nha Trang

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Liberty Central Nha Trang is a contemporary, stylish, high-rise hotel just a block from the beach. Featuring elegant, minimalist decor, extraordinary sea views, rooftop bar & its own section of beach, Liberty Central is a solid place to stay in Nha Trang.... Continue reading

Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Sapa's dramatic mountainous landscape continues north of town, via Y Ty Village, all the way to the Chinese border. Several small roads penetrate deep into steep, terraced valleys & climb high above ferocious rivers creating a scenic loop.... Continue reading

26 emotions you’ll have on an overnight train in Vietnam

26 emotions you’ll have on an overnight train in Vietnam

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

All aboard!

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Heading to Vietnam? 6 things you should definitely know

Heading to Vietnam? 6 things you should definitely know

by Lauren Marinigh @ Geckos Tales

Vietnam has crazy amounts of things going for it

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The Best Of Vietnamese Street Food

by Viet Nguyen Duc @ Go Vietnam!

Vietnamese food is well-known for its diversity, palatability and healthiness. It’s also low in fat and high in carbohydrates which is very good for your health. The balance between fresh herbs and vegetables as well as carefully selected spices make it one of the best cuisines in the world. Fortunately, in Vietnam you can taste these delicious […]

Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

On a recent road trip between Saigon & Hanoi I made a record of some of the meals I ate along the way, to try and illustrate the variety of food available, and what a delight it is to eat your way from one end of the country to the other... Continue reading

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

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

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

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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!

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...

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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11 foods to try in Germany that aren’t schnitzels

11 foods to try in Germany that aren’t schnitzels

by Millie Lester @ Geckos Tales

Taste buds at the ready.

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Casual Fryday: The LA French Fry Guide

by Madison @ Roaming Hunger

Our guide highlights some of the best french fries in all of Los Angeles County, let alone the food truck scene.

10 Best Authentic Food Travel Experiences in 2017

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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8 Los Angeles Caterers to Spice Up Your Century City Law Firm

by Madison @ Roaming Hunger

Give the office the Century City escape it deserves. Order a food truck for office catering that'll lift spirits, feed quickly, and most importantly - come straight to you.

8 Essential Asian Street Food Dishes Worth Getting to Know

8 Essential Asian Street Food Dishes Worth Getting to Know


SAVEUR

Street Food Asia by chef Luke Nguyen shows the best snacks to get in Saigon, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta.

Vegan and proud: the best countries to not eat animals

Vegan and proud: the best countries to not eat animals

by Tarah Miller @ Geckos Tales

Old McDonald had a farm, and on that farm he had some...vegetables

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17 pics that’ll make you want to visit Morocco

17 pics that’ll make you want to visit Morocco

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

If a picture says a thousand words, this article is technically 17,000 words long

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Best budget breaks for uni students

Best budget breaks for uni students

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Step away from the books

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10 street food dishes you have to try in Ho Chi Minh City

10 street food dishes you have to try in Ho Chi Minh City


The Independent

With vendors selling specialty dishes daily on every street corner, you don’t stay hungry for long in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City.

10 Los Angeles Food Trucks That’ll Re-Invent Your Office Breakfast

by Madison @ Roaming Hunger

Should you find yourself in charge of your office breakfast catering, LA's got a wealth of food trucks that won't just feed your coworkers right, they'll inspire them to do their very best work.

On the Street: Vietnamese Street Food

On the Street: Vietnamese Street Food


Roaming Hunger

Our traveling guest contributor takes on Vietnam in her next street food adventure and shares her delicious finds from food stalls, bicycles & pushcarts alike.

The Ba Bar Phở Report: Introducing Hand-cut Noodles

by admin @ Ba Bar

The last time we reported on the state of the phở in Seattle, we presented our argument for spending $10 or more on a bowl soup. While a few folks still consider this idea controversial, we think the majority of … Continue reading

The Backstreet Guide to the 5 best bars in Yogyakarta (jogja)

by admin @ Backstreet Academy

Yogyakarta, for all its deep cultural links to Javanese traditions, its close ties to the Sultanate and a large Muslim population has somewhat of a controlled bar scene....Read More

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Here’s how to have the best time ever at Burma’s Inle lake

Here’s how to have the best time ever at Burma’s Inle lake

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

Inle Lake is a pretty spectacular place to spend some time. It's also a pretty spectacular place to do some stuff

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Saigon street food:  'There's no future for my son selling food this way'

Saigon street food: 'There's no future for my son selling food this way'


the Guardian

Vietnamese street food is modernising with western tourists using YouTube and local blogs to find the best dishes, but 78% of vendors still work illegally

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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Quiz: What Kind of Food Traveler Are You?

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Turkey’s most glorious street food in pictures (and words)

Turkey’s most glorious street food in pictures (and words)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Some types of food are superior to others, Turkish street food is superior to most. Here's the scoop.

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4 places you can experience the real life game of thrones

4 places you can experience the real life game of thrones

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Are you an Arya or Sansa kinda gal? More of a Grey Worm or a Tyrion fella? Wanna hang with the cool kids in King’s Landing and then climb the wall with the Wildlings? Well, guess what? YOU CAN GO TO ALL OF THE PLACES FOR REALZ.  So sharpen your swords and don your best

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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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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.

Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Just a couple hours' drive from Saigon, Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa has improved it's facilities and aesthetics in recent years: it's now a lush, relaxing and satisfying retreat from the city.... Continue reading

The Stranger's Guide to the Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Seattle

The Stranger's Guide to the Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Seattle


The Stranger

The Stranger's Guide to the Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Seattle

The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It

The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It


Legal Nomads

Eat your way through Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon's streets with this guide to the best dishes and where to find them. Bonus section on visas, taxis, and more!

8 Food Trucks for an LA Office Full of New Yorkers

by Madison @ Roaming Hunger

Booking corporate catering for a Los Angeles office full of NY expats, especially new ones, presents unique challenges, but twice as many opportunities to impress.

Where to Get The Best Cebu Lechon: 3 Local Restaurants Not to Miss

by Rosemary Kimani @ Truly Traveled

In a country made up of over 7000 islands, there are only a few specialities that can be thought of as “national dishes”. Lechon is one of those specialities, that plays a special role in the Filipino culture and traditions. Lechon is a Spanish word for suckling pig. It is a whole pig, roasted for […]

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The 10 best family-friendly destinations in Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Travelers often ask us for recommendations for the best family-friendly holiday in Asia. We’re firm believers that Asia is great for family trips, but we know it’s difficult figuring out what the best destinations are in this vast region for your specific family needs. To help you plan the most amazing family trip in Asia,

Read The 10 best family-friendly destinations in Asia on Backyard Travel.

Friday morning condo fire displaces 8 people and causes $75,000 in damage

Friday morning condo fire displaces 8 people and causes $75,000 in damage

by Bill Remeika @ CBS 4 – Indianapolis News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | WTTV

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis fire officials are investigating a condominium fire that started  Friday morning just after 7:30a.m. in the Meadowlane Condominiums in the 3300 block of Lupine Drive, just southwest of 34th Street and High School Road. According to IFD officials, the fire displaced eight people and damaged four units while causing nearly $75,000 in damage. There were no reported injuries from the fire which remains under investigation. The Victims Assistance Group is assisting the Indiana Red Cross to […]

6 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the West Coast

6 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the West Coast

by Melissa Ariganello @ Geckos Tales

West Coast, best coast

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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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Opening Soon

by Trung @ Mai Bistro

PRESS RELEASE November 7th 2017 Mai Bistro, a fast-casual Vietnamese sandwich shop, will have their Grand Opening on Friday, November 17, 2017. It is located at 1830 East Colonial, in the heart of Orlando’s Asian shopping and cultural district. Hours are 9 am to 7 pm daily except it is closed on Tuesday. Authentic Vietnamese Street Food is the theme...

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Food culture in Hanoi: How to find the best Vietnamese street food

Food culture in Hanoi: How to find the best Vietnamese street food


Truly Traveled

There’s just something about scurrying your way through an intersection swarmed with hundreds of motorbikes to order a bowl from a busy vendor.

Treat yo’ self: the world’s best local markets

Treat yo’ self: the world’s best local markets

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Although it’s tempting to seek out the golden arches of McDonalds or retreat to the familiarity of the nearest supermarket while overseas, we urge you to take a different path.

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The natural high of Iguazu falls

The natural high of Iguazu falls

by Ella Benjamin @ Geckos Tales

Forget Disney Land, Iguazu Falls is most euphoric, most uncontrollable smile-inducing place on earth. We've even got the science to prove it.

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10 facts that will make you fall in love with sloths (all over again)

10 facts that will make you fall in love with sloths (all over again)

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

Sloths are by far and away the best animal in the world. They are both adorable and utterly ridiculous. Here's proof

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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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Geckos travel photo comp: the best of the best (so far)

Geckos travel photo comp: the best of the best (so far)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It wasn't easy, but we've picked out two sets of winners from the past few months.

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24 hours in Buenos Aires

24 hours in Buenos Aires

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

BA is for artists and lovers, dreamers and realists, foodies, fashionistas, shoppers, dancers, revolutionaries, historians and 24 hour party people.

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What it actually looks like to trek in Nepal, Geckos style (photos)

What it actually looks like to trek in Nepal, Geckos style (photos)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Picture this

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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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Fantastic London Markets + Where to Find Them | UK

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

Can we all just agree that shopping malls are terrible? Perhaps the 14-story monster malls in Bangkok are worth a wander, but the American style mall might as well be an inferno-less hell. All a person really needs to suffer is flickering lights, teenage hordes, and the familiar fragrance of Abercrombie cologne. Fortunate for the mall haters, merchants have started going backwards to a more traditional style of selling. In London, there are countless artisans, creatives, and food vendors that have ditched their commercial space in favor of a tiny popup stall. London markets are some of the loveliest places to explore in London. Whether you’re going for a lookie loo or a full on shopping spree, here are some of the London farmers, flower, flea, + food markets you won’t want to miss. The Very Best of the London Markets Camden Lock Market Formerly a timber yard for ship builders, the stalls and storefronts tucked away in Camden makeup Camden Lock Market. The items for sale range in quality from vintage finds to mass produced crap, but it’s the looking around part that is fun. Where: Unit 215 – 216 Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 What to Shop: Vintage clothing and […]

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Geckos photo comp is back, baby

Geckos photo comp is back, baby

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

You've got to risk it to get the biscuit

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What to Eat When You Get to Peru – 5 Local Dishes Not to Miss

by Rosemary Kimani @ Truly Traveled

In 2016, Peru was designated as the best country in the world for gastronomy. This honor was bestowed by The World Travel Awards (WTA) or the “Oscars” of tourism for the 5th year in a row. This means that Peru edged out other world renowned cuisines such as French, Japanese, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, Thai, among […]

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The Best Places to Eat, Drink & Brunch in Wroclaw

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

If you’re anything like I was, the words ‘Polish Cuisine’ don’t really fill you with excitement. Before my first trip to Poland back in October, the phrase conjured images of…

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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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Safari etiquette 101: 8 tips for an African adventure

Safari etiquette 101: 8 tips for an African adventure

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

To help you get the best out of your trip

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Four Popular Vietnamese Street Foods

Four Popular Vietnamese Street Foods


The Spruce

A list of four of the most popular street foods in Vietnam. Click the links for recipes to try in your own home, complete with pictures.

Vietnam Street Food Guide: Dishes You Have To Try

Vietnam Street Food Guide: Dishes You Have To Try


Mad Monkey Hostels

Vietnam Street Food Guide - the Vietnamese food you must try while you're backpacking in Vietnam! For hungry travelers, by Mad Monkey Hostels.

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

by Pretty Wild World @ Pretty Wild World

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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20 Vietnamese Foods You Really Should Be Trying

20 Vietnamese Foods You Really Should Be Trying


BuzzFeed Community

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

Korea’s photoshop masters are winning the internet

Korea’s photoshop masters are winning the internet

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

I genuinely don’t know what people expect when they make honest-to-god requests of faceless internet bodies. Like, c’mon world – this is the same web that gave us Rick Rolling and 10 hours of the Nyan Cat.  But boy, am I glad that they do. Because once in a while, something so full of beauty and

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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 foods to pile onto your plate in Sri Lanka

10 foods to pile onto your plate in Sri Lanka

by Sara Melotti @ Geckos Tales

Food, glorious food

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Why Is It Worth Discovering Authentic Nyonya Food ?

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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A professional photographer’s guide to Turkey

A professional photographer’s guide to Turkey

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Our photographers friends have unfollowed him on Instagram because they can't stand seeing him getting paid to do super cool stuff, like going to Turkey, whilst getting paid for it. Understandable.

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5 Offbeat Experiences in Cebu

by Backstreet Editorial Team @ Backstreet Academy

The island of Cebu and the cities and towns that lie within it are mostly known for their pristine beaches and diving spots, and for...Read More

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How to Best Prepare for Your First Silent Retreat

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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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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Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A comfortable & aesthetically pleasing synthesis of the exotic & the familiar, the modern & the traditional, and Asian & European elements, Lasenta Boutique Hotel is yet another addition to Hoi An's list of excellent value, mid-range accommodation... Continue reading

Have yourself a warm and merry little Christmas in Păng Tiêng, Lâm Đồng province

by Thuy Nguyen @ Go Vietnam!

It is said Christmas is the best time of the year. It definitely is when you get together with family and friends to give gifts to one another and have a warm Christmas dinner spreading festive cheers. Unluckily, our festive cheers and just cannot do that much for people who live in poverty. Around and about in […]

Italian cuisine with a Japanese twist based in Saigon, Vietnam – Pizza 4P’s

by Thuy Nguyen @ Go Vietnam!

Globalization has been bringing the world to become smaller as well as blending cultures together, particularly when speaking of cuisine. Pizza could be one of the Italian greatest and most popular foods ever. We are accustomed to the fact that pizza is an Italian dish; therefore, the best quality that this oh-so famous dish should […]

We asked you guys for travel hacks, you guys nailed it

We asked you guys for travel hacks, you guys nailed it

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

The best of the best.

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Oxtail Pho in Seattle Magazine

by admin @ Ba Bar

In a recent issue of Seattle Magazine dedicated to The Best Noodles in Seattle, our Oxtail Pho makes an appearance. From the article: “At Ba Bar, it’s all about the beef broth, heady with star anise, basil, cilantro, and slivered … Continue reading

20 signs you’ve found your travel bestie

20 signs you’ve found your travel bestie

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

You get me. You really get me

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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.

Brunch? Or an epic adventure?

Brunch? Or an epic adventure?

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Geckos Tales

We see your cold drip filter and raise you a Vietnamese iced coffee (in Vietnam).

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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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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 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...

A day in the life of a Burmese street food enthusiast

A day in the life of a Burmese street food enthusiast

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

You’re a satay connoisseur, regularly grab Rogan Josh on the run, break fortune cookies by the handful and can smell Vietnamese mint from a mile off, but you’ve probably never said “let’s get Burmese for dinner tonight”.

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VIFA Fair 2015 (11-14 March 2015), Vietnam’s International Furniture & Home Accessories Fair, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

by Admin @ Go Vietnam!

First, let us give you some useful information about the VIFA furniture fair in Vietnam. The official name for Vietnam’s number one Furniture Fair : Vietnam International Furniture & Home Accessories Fair 2015 Abbreviated name: VIFA-EXPO 2015 Dates for this furniture event in Vietnam: 11 – 14 March, 2015 Trade days: 11 March, 2015 (10:00 […]

The best countries for surviving a zombie apocalypse

The best countries for surviving a zombie apocalypse

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

It’s the zombie apocalypse. It’s finally here. Stick with us if you want to get out alive.

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Why you should ditch your phone the next time you travel

Why you should ditch your phone the next time you travel

by Millie Lester @ Geckos Tales

Switch off on your next overseas adventure.

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Staying Healthy in Vietnam - How to Not Get Sick During Your Vacation | XO Tours Blog

Staying Healthy in Vietnam - How to Not Get Sick During Your Vacation | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

One of the fastest ways to ruin a vacation is by falling sick! Here are some great tips on how to stay healthy during your time in Vietnam.

The Best Day Trips from Hanoi

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

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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A Walk Through Wartime Warsaw

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

The narrow, cobbled road beside Warsaw’s Park Ogród Krasińskich used to be one of the city’s busiest streets, although nowadays you wouldn’t be able to tell. The buildings that used to…

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8 reasons you should spend your uni break in Vietnam

8 reasons you should spend your uni break in Vietnam

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Reason #7: You get to say things like "Back in 'Nam..."

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Thrillable Hours: Karen Walrond, Speaker, Photographer & Bestselling Author

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

New Thrillable Hours Q&A about life after law with Karen Walrond, a former lawyer. Now, Karen is a public speaker, photographer, and bestselling author.

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Check out this Amazing video about the Frenetic Traffic In HCMC!

by Viet Nguyen Duc @ Go Vietnam!

THE FRENETIC TRAFFIC IN HO CHI MINH CITY Traffic in Frenetic HCMC, Vietnam from Rob Whitworth on Vimeo. Rob Whitworth is a prominent urban filmmaker with his excellent knowledge and experience in time-lapse photography. You can easily recognize his work which reveals places around the world through powerful and compelling photographic skills. His work has gained […]

Best onsen in japan — Top 5 best onsen towns in Japan

by Angela Smith @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

If you are planning to go to a place and want to find an Japanese onsen (Japanese hot springs) place that fits your itinerary, there are plenty of options along the Japan country. Are you are looking for the best Japanese onsen? Let’s discover the famous and best onsen in Japan with top 5 best […]

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17 pics of Malaysia that will make you want to go RN

17 pics of Malaysia that will make you want to go RN

by Passport & Plates @ Geckos Tales

Get around it, people

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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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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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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...

Buddhist nuns help Chao Vietnamese Street Food bring the best of authentic and vegetarian Vietnamese cuisine to Fishers

Buddhist nuns help Chao Vietnamese Street Food bring the best of authentic and vegetarian Vietnamese cuisine to Fishers


CBS 4 - Indianapolis News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | WTTV

FISHERS, Ind. – Over the past few months, it seems as if you can’t talk about Fishers without mentioning their biggest, flashiest new resident: IKEA. But in this booming community, some local businesses are making noise of their own.Just one or two exits south of the Swedish furniture and meatball mecca, located just off I-69 at 7854 E 96th Street, is Chao Vietnamese Street Food. Local Yelp reviewers celebrate this fast casual restaurant’s ability to execute both traditional and unique Vietnamese dishes, mostly for under 500 calories.

Food culture in Hanoi: How to find the best Vietnamese street food (without being run over by a motorbike)

by Tim @ Truly Traveled

Pho became a hot food item in my hometown of Denver seven or eight years ago. The neighborhood around Federal Boulevard and Alameda had long been home to a thriving Vietnamese community, but around 2009 pho restaurants started popping up all over town. I first tried the light, refreshing soup that year after when a […]

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Only Happy When It Rains (ft. Florence) | Italy

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

When it rains in Florence, Botticelli Angel umbrellas create an impenetrable fortress between human and sky. Lines to enter the Il Duomo di Firenze are almost as impressive as the cathedral itself, and you can forget about seeing The Birth of Venus without an iPad hovering in the foreground. Happy couples get caricature sketches while those that argued over getting lost all day slug back carafes of Sangiovese wine and binge eat pizza instead. It’s no secret there’s a dense collection of Renaissance art and architecture in Florence, and apparently, people are into it.  Each year, the UNESCO World Heritage city (population 370,000) welcomes 16 million tourists, and you can really, really feel it. It’s fair to say that pretty little Florence has a tourist problem. If you imagine Florence to be like a quaint photo, you might not like the city much at all. But if you don’t mind getting off the main streets and watching the crowds from afar, you’ll find garish window displays at high-fashion retailers, quirky cocktail bars, and local markets selling plenty of divine Italian food that isn’t even pasta. Want to get beyond the top 10 and see the secrets of Florence? Here’s some street photography […]

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The best pick-up lines I’ve heard in the Middle East

The best pick-up lines I’ve heard in the Middle East

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

One part creepy, two parts funny.

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Get in my belly: the best American sammiches

Get in my belly: the best American sammiches

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It takes many names: sarnie, sanga, sammich, sammie; and takes many, many forms. Your first exposure to the sandwich may have been as a child – a peanut butter affair, perhaps – the crusts lovingly removed and disposed of; or your first sandwich may have been encountered in your lunchbox at school – a cheese

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The ultimate guide to Thailand’s islands

The ultimate guide to Thailand’s islands

by Cam Hassard @ Geckos Tales

Been? Going? Not even thinking about it? Here's the 411 on Thailand's best islands.

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Things to do in Siem Reap besides temples

by Backstreet Editorial Team @ Backstreet Academy

Templed out? We totally get you! There are tons of templed out tourists in Siem Reap and sometimes you just need a little something without...Read More

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The best late-night snacks in Europe

The best late-night snacks in Europe

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Better than 'Le Maccas'

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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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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.

13 Things You Must Do in Vietnam – Vietnam Bucket List

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

Eating Dogs in Vietnam….When pets become food

by Thuy Nguyen @ Go Vietnam!

Dog meat and dog restaurants in Vietnam and around the world Every year, hundreds of thousand of pets are snatched in Thailand, then smuggled into Vietnam. The increased demand for dog meat in the Vietnamese market means that a  higher number of dogs are killed every year in order to satisfy all the consumers. Up […]

Things to do in Luang Prabang

by Backstreet Editorial Team @ Backstreet Academy

With the entire old town of Luang Prabang designated as a UNESCO site, lots of beautiful old colonial French architecture has been immaculately preserved and...Read More

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The best places to visit in March

The best places to visit in March

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

When March rolls around you will have just gotten stuck in to the year, but you’ll probably already be ready for a break from uni or work. That’s why we’re bringing you our top picks for places to visit in March

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Why it’s important to travel when you’re young: the statistics

Why it’s important to travel when you’re young: the statistics

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travelling whilst you’re young is probably the best thing you can do with your time. And because we’re kicking off our ULTIMATE TRAVEL ADVENTURE competition, we thought it was a good time to share this information with you

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5 Vietnamese Food to Try Beside Pho

by Trung @ Mai Bistro

1. Banh Mi French baguettes filled with yummy greatness! Fillings include pork, jalapenos, cucumber, and pickled carrots and daikon. Once you’ve tried one, the regular hamburgers just won’t cut it. 2. Spring Rolls Not to be confused with traditional egg rolls, these are different in that they’re not fried but still equally delicious. They come in a variety of ingredients...

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The Cow Head Taco Philosopher King of Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

Oaxaca is full of great street eats, including this delightful philosophizing taco vendor who makes tacos de cabeza (cow head tacos).

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French and Vietnamese History

by Trung @ Mai Bistro

Why the Modern Cuisine in Vietnam is Influenced by the French Mai Bistro is a modern twist on traditional Vietnamese street food, which is heavily influenced by the colonization and presence of the French within Vietnam. We invite you to read below about just how the French influenced modern cuisine and what they left behind.   Vietnam and the French...

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9 unmissable Latin American drinks

9 unmissable Latin American drinks

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Learn the lingo, drink the drinks, eat the foods, repeat.

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Best things to eat in New York for under $20

Best things to eat in New York for under $20

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

Eat your way around New York on the cheap

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Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Hải Đăng is a simple, local, informal vegetarian restaurant in Saigon's Binh Thanh District. The sheer variety and freshness of vegetable dishes on offer (not just tofu and 'fake meat') sets it apart from other Vietnamese vegetarian eateries in the city.... Continue reading

3 of the Best Cities in Spain for Food-Focused Travel

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Find out which destinations were endorsed by over 118 million real reviews from global travelers on Booking.com as the best food cities in Spain.

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Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

Bali’s best kept secrets you should check out asap

Bali’s best kept secrets you should check out asap

by Juliann Cheryl @ Geckos Tales

Hint: it's not the beaches

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The big debate: are you team sunrise or team sunset?

The big debate: are you team sunrise or team sunset?

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

If there's one thing we humans love more than unparalleled beauty and smug holiday sunset photos, it is trivial arguments. So, I'm pitting sunrises and sunsets against each other. I'm sorry

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Eat first, question later: Top food in SE Asia

Eat first, question later: Top food in SE Asia

by Passport & Plates @ Geckos Tales

Don't think. Just chew

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The 5 best multi-country holidays in Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Asia is without doubt one of the best regions of the world for an exciting multi-country holiday. With so many countries relatively close together, it seems almost like a wasted opportunity to see only one. The problem is – as always – which countries should you see? As Asia experts, we have years of experience

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Nepal: 21 photographs that will blow your mind

Nepal: 21 photographs that will blow your mind

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Enjoy, friends. This is Nepal

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Latin America’s best party cities

Latin America’s best party cities

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

From beachside reggaeton to back alley salsa, tango in hidden nightclubs and backyard samba competitions, Central and South America sure knows how to party

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Mount Fuji day trip blog — How to spend one perfect day itinerary in Mt Fuji?

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Let’s discover the most famous iconic of Japan through our Mount Fuji day trip blog — Mount Fuji one day itinerary (Mt Fuji one day itinerary, Mount Fuji day trip itinerary) start from Tokyo and from when to visit Mount Fuji to best places to visit in Mt Fuji with Living Nomads: One-day excursion to […]

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The Best Of Vietnamese Streetfood

The Best Of Vietnamese Streetfood


Go Vietnam!

Ever wondered which dishes you must absolutely try while visiting Vietnam? Here is a list of street-food staples that you must not miss!

What the Hell is the Sucre General Cemetery? | Bolivia

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

What is the Sucre General Cemetery? Cemetery Where is it?  Calle Loa (about 8 blocks from Plaza 25 de Mayo), Sucre, Bolivia How much does it cost? Free with guided tours available at the entrance for $5 How long do I need? 30 minutes – 1 hour Traveling in Bolivia? You might also like 51 Weird + Fun Things to do in Bolivia You can learn a lot about a culture by observing the way that they bury their dead. Seek out the headstone of late rockstars in Père Lachaise or observe the burial rituals at Varanasi. If you don’t find the experience too grim, it can be fascinating to see the many ways that people say goodbye. Sucre General Cemetery kept popping up alongside the bizarre Dinosaur Dancefloor as one of the best things to do in Sucre. The cemetery in Sucre doesn’t look much like other cemeteries. While it has its share of mausoleums and headstones, the majority of the graves are narrow slots in the wall. Arranged into barracks — often 7 plots high — the grave sites look kind of like very tiny, high-efficiency apartments. Lots and lots of them. But the Sucre General Cemetery is far from gloomy. Replacing headstones are gaudily decorated […]

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How to Appreciate Durian Taste in Southeast Asia

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Tiny hamster eating tiny burrito is the best video ever

Tiny hamster eating tiny burrito is the best video ever

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

If there's one thing we love more than actual Mexican burritos, it's videos of tiny hamsters eating tiny Mexican burritos. Compliments to the chef.

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A Culinary Tour of Can Tho Street Food - Man Vs Globe

A Culinary Tour of Can Tho Street Food - Man Vs Globe


Man Vs Globe

Our eyes darted left to right, trying the best we could to find even the tiniest gap in the traffic so that we could cross Mậu Thân and make our…

Eric & Sophie Discuss Vietnamese Comfort Food with Sunset Mag

by admin @ Ba Bar

Sara Dickerman spends time with Eric & Sophie discussing Vietnamese comfort food and offers plenty of cooking tips and recipes. Bar Manager Jon offers instructions on how to make The Spirit of Saint Tran as well. Check out the complete … Continue reading

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Solo Travel

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

Peace and quiet can be hard to come by in Hanoi’s old quarter. The square kilometre of sooty streets and tangled telephone wires is a constant cacophony of rasping scooter engines,…

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Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Bánh Khọt are delicious gems: crispy discs of rice flour batter & coconut milk, fried until they’re crunchy on the outside but moist on the inside, then wrapped in herbs & dipped in a sweet-spicy sauce. Here are 7 places to eat bánh khọt in Vũng Tàu... Continue reading

How well do you know Southeast Asian food? Put yourself to the test!

by Admin @ Go Vietnam!

Have a go and let us know how well you performed in this hunger-inducing test. Let your taste-buds scream and see which of your friends knows Southeast Asian dishes the best!

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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5 awesome things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

5 awesome things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

by Chloe Papas @ Geckos Tales

The coastal Vietnamese town of Hoi An is known for its sleepy atmosphere and strong French influence. It’s a great spot to relax between bustling capital cities, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do.

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7 Must-Eat Vietnam Street Food | BEFORE Travel

7 Must-Eat Vietnam Street Food | BEFORE Travel


BEFORE Travel

Food, glorious food! Food has the ability to bring people and cultures together, and Vietnam street food does not disappoint. It’s fresh, fragrant and fabulous. Vietnam street food is so good, you’ll never want to step foot in a restaurant. Selecting safe and delectable foods in foreign countries can be unnerving, so we’ve done the hard …

5 Best restaurants in Siem Reap

by Backstreet Editorial Team @ Backstreet Academy

To serve the millions that flock to see the Angkor Wat, culinary prowess in Siem Reap has taken to new heights. Just as you will...Read More

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7 Iconic Foods That Will Make You Want to Be a New Yorker

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

You haven’t fully explored New York City until you’ve toured its unique multi-cultural cuisine. Every borough offers up its own gastronomic delights. And just when you think you’ve seen and tasted it all, a new food obsession explodes onto the scene. That’s what makes the Big Apple’s cuisine so exciting! But for every hot new trend, […]

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10 Best Hue Street Food That Only the Local Know

10 Best Hue Street Food That Only the Local Know


I Love Hue Tour

Some traditional food like Beo, Nam, Loc cakes, or Bun Bo is very famous. but they are just tourist food, only the local know the best Hue street food.

8 Best Vegan & Vegetarian Cafés in London

by Lei @ Truly Traveled

If eating vegan is your cup of tea – London is the place to be. Whether you’re starting your day off with delicious vegan breakfast or you’re just looking for a quick vegan brunch – London has it all. As always with this city, it’s the vegan cafes that will meet and exceed your expectations. […]

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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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5 places you need to check out in Northern Thailand

5 places you need to check out in Northern Thailand

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

This ain't your daddy's Full Moon Party

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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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Japan Culinary Tour Highlight: Sampuru “Fake Food”

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Japan Food Tour If you haven’t discovered the Access Trips Japan tour yet, it’s time. Our Japan tour gives you an insiders view of the cultures we visit, and as with all Access Trips tours, it’s through the lens of the cuisines that shape daily life. We recently showcased our stop at the Sampuru factory on the Access Trips blog [ ... ]

30 Best Vietnam Street Foods & Local Dishes - CamEscapes

30 Best Vietnam Street Foods & Local Dishes - CamEscapes


Cam Escapes

Vietnam Street Food & Local Dishes are some of the most dynamic and delicious in the world. They also differ by region. Find new favorites here!

How to drink beer and eat food in south East Asia

How to drink beer and eat food in south East Asia

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

If you think you know how to drink beer and eat food in SE Asia, think again.

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Food Spotlight: Ukiyo

Food Spotlight: Ukiyo

by Matt Adams - Web Producer @ CBS 4 – Indianapolis News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | WTTV

Indianapolis is quickly becoming one of the hottest food cities in America.  A destination for true foodies who are interested in everything from fine dining to food trucks.  This column will put the spotlight on one of these local hot spots to help get the word out and share in the love of all things food. Review from CBS4Indy.com contributor Dustin Heller It’s time to rejoice Indy foodies–the wait is finally over.  Ukiyo is open and ready to make a […]

The Everyman’s Guide to the Best Vietnamese Food in NYC

The Everyman’s Guide to the Best Vietnamese Food in NYC


Thrillist

From a superior bánh mì shop in Sunset Park to two restaurants run by Slanted Door alums.

What the heck is that? Navigating Japan’s foodie wonders

What the heck is that? Navigating Japan’s foodie wonders

by Nick Reid @ Geckos Tales

Udon know what you’re missing

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Roadtripping from LA to San Francisco, in photos

Roadtripping from LA to San Francisco, in photos

by Phoebe Escott-Kenny @ Geckos Tales

Everything was a first for me. Every place and activity on the itinerary, roadtripping with a small group from LA to San Fran, was a new experience for me

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Got wine? A guide to South America’s best

Got wine? A guide to South America’s best

by Kellie Bright @ Geckos Tales

We all know France, Italy and Spain make some kickass wines. But South America’s wine output is formidable too. Here's the scoop on some of the main wine producing spots in South America. Go here, drink wine, have fun

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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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Vietnamese Street Food Dishes to Try and Where To Taste Them

Vietnamese Street Food Dishes to Try and Where To Taste Them


Grantourismo Travels

Vietnamese street food dishes you need to try in Vietnam and where you should taste them – from bun cha in Hanoi to banh xeo in Saigon, and much more.

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

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

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

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

5 of the Best Places to Eat Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam

5 of the Best Places to Eat Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam


The Culinary Travel Guide

Hanoi's food scene can be overwhelming with it's mix of smells and tastes, but it's well worth exploring since it's one of the freshest, healthiest and most flavorful cuisines in the world.

Best nightlife in Pattaya — What to do in Pattaya at night?

by Emily Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Having mentioned Pattaya without talking about nightlife activities is a big mistake. It is famous for its long, no sleepy streets, bars and with many types of entertainments, Pattaya has become a symbol of Pattaya. What to do in Pattaya at night and things to do in Pattaya for adults? Let’s discover the best things […]

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Tokyo to Osaka, in photos: Japan with Geckos Adventures

Tokyo to Osaka, in photos: Japan with Geckos Adventures

by Julie Germansky @ Geckos Tales

Sushi, shopping and ancient temples, our Discover Japan trip is 10 days of amazement

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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!

7 Great Streets for Street Food in Saigon

7 Great Streets for Street Food in Saigon


Vietnam Coracle

Saigon is arguably the best place to explore Vietnam's extraordinary street food scene. The city boasts so many street food outlets that it feels like a gigantic open-air restaurant. This is my guide to 7 of the best streets for street food in Saigon... Continue reading →

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.

Bali in your belly: our epic island food guide

Bali in your belly: our epic island food guide

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Welcome to the good kind of Bali Belly.

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A Backpacker’s Guide to Hanoi

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

After being lost from the tourist map for decades due to the ravages of war, Hanoi has become a mainstay on the majority of backpacker’s trips around South East Asia.…

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How to Make the Best Chilaquiles in the World

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away. Why not ditch the Old El Paso this year and upgrade your fiesta with these maximum flavor chilaquiles instead.

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must eat: Northern Vietnamese Street Food + Urban Adventures

must eat: Northern Vietnamese Street Food + Urban Adventures


Travel Outlandish

Exploring the Vietnamese night market + must eat Vietnamese street food + the Urban Adventures street food tour you won't want to miss!

51 Unique + Fun Things to do in Chile | Chile

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

If you’re traveling down the Gringo Trail, Chile might feel unexpectedly familiar. There are no ramshackle busses or alpacas wandering the streets. Instead, there are arbitrary laws, expensive cups of coffee, and high speed internet connections. In some weird way, you might miss the chaos. I wondered whether I was making a mistake by blowing the rest of my travel budget on a place that looked so much like home (and cost as much, too). But there’s something special about Chile. After I really got to know it, Chile became one of my favorite countries. Perhaps it was because I finally started to speak Spanish or was traveling on my own for the first time in years, or perhaps it’s just because Chile is diverse,  dynamic, and completely fascinating. Want to experience Chile beneath the surface? I bet you’ll dig it to. From geodesic domes where you can spend the night to the otherworldly nature of Patagonia, here’s are some of the weird, wild, and totally fun things to do in Chile. Very Chilean Experiences 1. Start up north for the gentle surf & sun in Arica (Arica y Parinacota) 2. Head into Valle de Elqui for a pisco tasting tour by bicycle (Coquimbo) […]

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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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It’s 2015 and I’m in Phu Quoc! Great, now what do I do? Tips for those travelling to Phu Quoc, Vietnam

by Dario Gonzalez @ Go Vietnam!

Here are some ideas that could be useful to persons travelling to Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam. Having been there in 2007 and now in 2015, the difference is amazing, not really a good thing as I prefer the less-developed version with its small airport in the main town of the island. Things have changed […]

10 Best Hanoi Dishes - Top Must-Try Foods in Hanoi

10 Best Hanoi Dishes - Top Must-Try Foods in Hanoi


vietnam-guide.com

The best Hanoi dishes are inexpensive yet tasty treats that can be found within Hanoi Old Quarter’s narrow alleyways and bustling street markets. Compared to other cities in Vietnam, Hanoi food tends to be on the sweeter side and utilises freshwater ingredients such as prawns, squids, shrimps

Vietnamese coffee will change your life. Here’s why.

Vietnamese coffee will change your life. Here’s why.

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

I've bean thinking about you a latte

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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...

The top five rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City

The top five rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City

by Hannah Foster @ Geckos Tales

The best bars to be found above the banh mis.

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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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Into the wild: a photographic journey through Borneo (with Melissa Findlay)

Into the wild: a photographic journey through Borneo (with Melissa Findlay)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Whether you already thought Borneo was cool or you've never even thought of Borneo at all, these photos will melt your face.

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The ultimate guide to India (part 1)

The ultimate guide to India (part 1)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It's a massive country, so we drilled our expert for all the information you need for the best Indian escapade ever.

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13 reasons to go cycling in Vietnam right now

13 reasons to go cycling in Vietnam right now

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A wise man (probably) once said: "He who travels in by bike has a way better time than he who travels on foot", and we're inclined to agree.

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Information about traffic violation penalties fees for car drivers in Vietnam

by Thuy Nguyen @ Go Vietnam!

Traffic and driving in Vietnam is complicated, annoying, dangerous and a volley of other terms that will come to each readers’ minds. You need nerves of steel and a great deal of patience to manage it but it is really a part of everyday life living here. To get from point A to point B, […]

Pronouncing Viet Food!

by Chao Viet Street Food @ Chao Viet Street Food

Making The Argument For A Ten Dollar Bowl Of Phở

by admin @ Ba Bar

We’ve been making and serving phở at our restaurants now for many years. We grew up eating phở in the street markets and specialty phở shops of Sài Gòn with our father, and this simple soup is important to us … Continue reading

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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What Inca trail? Seven of Peru’s (other) best adventures

What Inca trail? Seven of Peru’s (other) best adventures

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

From the thick and sticky Amazon to the eerie Nazca Lines – Peru has stacks of stuff to get your grubby adventurous mitts on. Here's the best of the rest

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The 12 best hikes in Southeast Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Southeast Asia may not be famous for its hikes, but the region has its fair share of spectacular trails. It’s not that it’s difficult finding good hikes in Southeast Asia, it’s more if they’re worth exploring, given the proximity of Nepal, China and Japan. As adventure travel and hiking specialists in Asia, we say yes,

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8 of Vietnam and Cambodia’s best street foods

8 of Vietnam and Cambodia’s best street foods

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

Cambodia and Vietnam are home to more deliciousness than you could begin to imagine. Also, memes.

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London street eats: Our ultimate market guide

London street eats: Our ultimate market guide

by Julia D'Orazio @ Geckos Tales

Please sir, can I have some more

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Your Vietnamese Street Food Guide to the San Gabriel Valley

Your Vietnamese Street Food Guide to the San Gabriel Valley


L.A. Weekly

The best food in Vietnam is found not in Michelin-approved establishments but on dirty street corners, where stray dogs linger at your feet carefully gnawing at scraps. Each tiny street stall will most likely specialize in one single dish; maybe bánh mì, maybe pho. That stall’s dish has inevitably been...

The 22 best travel quotes you’ve (probably) never heard

The 22 best travel quotes you’ve (probably) never heard

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Most travel quotes are cliched and overused. We found a bunch that aren't.

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10 Of The Best Vietnamese Street Foods To Try When You Visit Vietnam

10 Of The Best Vietnamese Street Foods To Try When You Visit Vietnam


Honey + Lime

When you visit Vietnam, you must try these best Vietnamese street foods! If you're wondering what to eat in Vietnam, explore traditional Vietnamese dishes.

Photo Diary: Snapshots of People in Vietnam

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

Vietnam is infinitely photogenic. From the serene beaches of Phu Quoc to the monumental limestone karsts of Halong Bay, the decaying facades of Hanoi’s Old Quarter to the lantern strewn streets…

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Saigon street food guides: Foods cost you lest than $1 and where to find them - Inspitrip Blog

Saigon street food guides: Foods cost you lest than $1 and where to find them - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

The perks of enjoying the Saigon street food lie not only in satisfying your stomach, but also offers the chance to discover hidden gems

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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Vietnamese cuisine — 11 best Vietnamese street foods you must-try across regions of Vietnam - Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Vietnamese cuisine — 11 best Vietnamese street foods you must-try across regions of Vietnam - Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!


Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Vietnam boasts its culinary diversity with most of delicious dishes derived from street food. Each region has its signature cuisine and even each restaurant or food stall has its own secrets. For example, banh mi (Vietnamese bread) has been listed as one of the most delicious street foods in the world. In each city such as …

16 things you can fit on a bike in Vietnam

16 things you can fit on a bike in Vietnam

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Not all heroes wear capes

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The ultimate guide to eating gluten-free in Italy

The ultimate guide to eating gluten-free in Italy

by Melissa Ariganello @ Geckos Tales

Foodies, get excited

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What made the banh mi the world's best sandwich

What made the banh mi the world's best sandwich


Traveller

A quiet war is raging in the streets of Hoi An, on Vietnam’s central coast. And it’s all over a sandwich.

9 Unique Ilocos Food to Delight on in the Philippines

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

The post 9 Unique Ilocos Food to Delight on in the Philippines appeared first on Authentic Food Quest.

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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Best Fujifilm Cameras and Lenses for Travel and Food Photography

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

Best Fujifilm cameras and lenses for travel and food photography? It’s a question I get asked almost weekly – mainly by travellers coming to do our travel and food writing and photography retreats and culinary tours. Here’s advice from the perspective of a pro travel and...

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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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What’s a Geckos trip in Cambodia really like?

What’s a Geckos trip in Cambodia really like?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travellers often ask us what our trips in Cambodia are like. And we figured the best way to show them was to make a video about it. So that's exactly what we did

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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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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...

Why Japan is the ultimate destination for first-time travellers

Why Japan is the ultimate destination for first-time travellers

by Jo Stewart @ Geckos Tales

Bullet trains, cat cafes, and the best ramen you've ever eaten. Hello Japan.

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5 reasons why New Orleans is the food capital of the U.S.

5 reasons why New Orleans is the food capital of the U.S.

by Alex Temblador @ Geckos Tales

Here's everything you need to know about this foodie must-visit

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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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How to Eat (and Cook) Like a Local in Rome

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

It’s not enough to know WHERE and WHAT to eat when you travel. You also need to learn a little about the HOW of it. Following the local food customs can significantly reduce friction between visitors and locals while increasing the overall enjoyment of your stay. When it comes to food and drink, every culture has […]

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8 Best Cafes and Coffee in Chiang Mai

by Jamon @ Backstreet Academy

Chiang Mai is a chill-out jewel of the North, with a manageable population, enough space to go around and a great many interesting things to...Read More

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8 Los Angeles Food Trucks Perfect For Any Major Corporate Event

by Madison @ Roaming Hunger

Your company is ready to launch an exciting new product or maybe your movie is about to premiere. Check out our list below of 11 of LA’s best food trucks, all perfect for the job of catering your event.

Old meets new: an epic Instagram tour of turkey

Old meets new: an epic Instagram tour of turkey

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

We picked 13 photos from (our own) Instagram that'll make you want to go to Turkey right now.

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Skip the Pho, Order These Eight Vietnamese Dishes Instead

Skip the Pho, Order These Eight Vietnamese Dishes Instead


Houston Press

I get asked all the time about where to find the best Vietnamese food in Houston. How do I pick just one place? As of the 2010 Census, Houston is home to over 35,000 Vietnamese Americans, making it the fourth largest Vietnamese community in the country. A quick Yelp search...

Word up: the 5 best travel language apps

Word up: the 5 best travel language apps

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Geckos Tales

Travel? There's an app for that

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8 places you definitely shouldn’t take travel photos

8 places you definitely shouldn’t take travel photos

by Katrina Imbruglia @ Geckos Tales

Back away from the camera. Put down that filter. Slowly lower your ridiculously oversized iPhone 6+ to the ground. Sure we all want to be heroes on Insta, but do you really want to be that guy who posts pics of locals trying to bathe in peace or takes a selfie at a cremation? This is

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Make it suntory time: these are Japan’s best whisky bars

Make it suntory time: these are Japan’s best whisky bars

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Welcome to the Land of the Rising Suntory

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5 Best Beaches in Cebu

by Backstreet Editorial Team @ Backstreet Academy

Unknown to most, Cebu is a province consisting of 167 island and islets with Cebu being the main island with Cebu City as its capital....Read More

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Treat yo’ self: 5 beaches you should probably be on (right now)

Treat yo’ self: 5 beaches you should probably be on (right now)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There’s nothing like it: kicking back on golden sands, taking ‘leg or hot dog’ selfies, sipping coke as the sun sets behind the bottle (just like in the ads), and selecting the photo filter that will engender maximum jealousy in your friends back home.

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10 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Mid-February marks Vietnam’s most important date – Tet, the New Year’s period. It can be hard getting accurate insider information about Tet celebrations and what happens across the nation during its most festive period. It can be hard figuring out if Tet is a good time to visit Vietnam. Knowing what we know about Tet,

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10 travel instagrammers who are actually rly good

10 travel instagrammers who are actually rly good

by Naomi Russo @ Geckos Tales

Ten extremely solid accounts that we know are sure to give you the wanderlusts

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

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Pho Myths and Secrets: How Do Worms, Sugar, MSG and Fish Sauce Figure Into The Bowl?

by admin @ Ba Bar

Ba Bar and the rest of the Saigon Siblings are very excited to host good friend and acclaimed author Andrea Nguyen at Ba Bar University Village on October 25th at 2PM. Andrea will be discussing her latest book The Pho … Continue reading

Seattle's Vibrant Vietnamese Scene Extends Well Beyond Pho

Seattle's Vibrant Vietnamese Scene Extends Well Beyond Pho


Eater Seattle

Find the best Vietnamese eats the city has to offer

What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam - A Hanoi Food Guide

What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam - A Hanoi Food Guide


2foodtrippers

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.

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...

6 ridiculously tasty destinations for cheap eats

6 ridiculously tasty destinations for cheap eats

by Bridget Kapinus @ Geckos Tales

Prepare to drool. Then book your next trip

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Photo comp: winners, grinners and epic shots

Photo comp: winners, grinners and epic shots

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The illustrious Geckos photo comp is underway, which means we’re knee-deep in the best travel shots from all around the globe. And because we’re kind and considerate people, we thought we’d share the most epic photographs to come across our desk and grace our computer screens thus far.  There’s everything from the cute (but admittedly kinda

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Are Medellín’s Christmas lights the Best in the World?

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

The Porce River isn’t a particularly attractive thing; murky brown water filling a concrete half-pipe, flowing through the centre of Medellín and cutting the city in two. However, for one month…

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Top 10 best places to visit in Pattaya

by Angela Smith @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Pattaya is known as a place to party (of course with a good meaning). But it does not stop there, Pattaya also has a lot of things to do and to watch for the whole family in the wilderness of the city again. You can enjoy the impressive beauty of the city, sandy beaches, and […]

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White Peach Bellini Recipe and Christmas Tips from Chef Peter Gilmore

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

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

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The South American food you (probably) won’t want to eat

The South American food you (probably) won’t want to eat

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

We love South America with all of our hearts and all of our souls and all of our brains. But we don't necessarily love it with all of our stomachs, all of the time.

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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.

3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

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

Things to do in Siem Reap

by Backstreet Editorial Team @ Backstreet Academy

Introducing the 20 unique things to do in Siem Reap! From the temples to meaningful travel experiences worth a shot, the Backstreet Academy Team brings...Read More

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Family Style: Ba Bar South Lake Union Brings Cơm Phần and Turkey Phở

by admin @ Ba Bar

Ba Bar SLU is getting into the family spirit with the introduction of Cơm Phần. When folks in Vietnam crave comfort food, they head to casual spots for cozy combo meals consisting of a broth-based soup, a meat or vegetarian … Continue reading

Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

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...

The 16 best things to do in London

The 16 best things to do in London

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Lon-done

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24 hours in split

24 hours in split

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There’s a real buzz about Split. It could be the sunshine, the food, the history, the views, the beautiful people. In truth, it's probably the lot

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The legendary burrito lasagne (recipe)

The legendary burrito lasagne (recipe)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It's common knowledge that the burrito is one of the most incredible foods the world has ever seen. The same goes for lasagne. Here's how to combine 'em

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So, you think you can cross the road in Vietnam?

So, you think you can cross the road in Vietnam?

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Chicken not included.

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6 tips on how to win at travel photography

6 tips on how to win at travel photography

by David Nagle @ Geckos Tales

While we’re not all just aiming for Insta and Facebook Likes, everyone still wants amazing travel photos to remember their trip and show their friends – to wow them, inspire them, and maybe make them more than a teensy bit jealous. But short of hiring a professional photographer to tag along (yes, apparently that’s a thing now),

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Cambodian Num Pang Recipe — How to Make Num Pang Barang

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

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

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8 of Vietnam and Cambodia's best street foods

8 of Vietnam and Cambodia's best street foods


Geckos Tales

Cambodia and Vietnam are home to more deliciousness than you could begin to imagine. Also, memes.

Make it at home: Moroccan lamb tagine recipe

Make it at home: Moroccan lamb tagine recipe

by Kellie Bright @ Geckos Tales

We love Morocco and we love food. So here's how to make what we reckon is one of the most freakin' delicious dishes in the world.

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Alaska Food Tour Reading List

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Alaska Food Tour Reading List Perhaps one of the best ways to get ready for an upcoming trip is to surround yourself with information about the location you plan to travel to. Our Alaskan food tour is no exception to that rule. Coming into the Country John McPhee Cultural Portrait | 1991 | PAPER | 438 pages | Favorite A [ ... ]

19 photos that prove Egypt is really wow

19 photos that prove Egypt is really wow

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Egypt. Home to ancient civilisations, mind-boggling landscapes, totally unbelievable architecture and a raft of utterly awesome travel experiences in waiting. If you're into that kind of thing.

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10 simple tips to get the travel photos of your dreams

10 simple tips to get the travel photos of your dreams

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Taking good photos whilst travelling can be hard. This makes it heaps easier.

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

by Graham Stein @ XO Tours Blog

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

What your travel habits say about you

What your travel habits say about you

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Got travel hacks? Tell us your best and win the trip of a lifetime to India, Vietnam or Turkey. Here, we’ll explore the big questions such as, are you a roller or a folder? A window or an aisle guy? A backpack or suitcase go-er? You know, the kind of habits you debate with fellow

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On an Island in the Sun (Lake Titicaca Remix) | Bolivia

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

You’ll leave Isla del Sol, an island on Lake Titicaca, claiming to have day tripped on “the world’s highest commercially navigable lake”. I bet you’ve just been waiting your whole life to say that, huh? But having seen many of the world’s relatively oldest, biggest, unnecessarily tallest, and arbitrarily best attractions, I can safely say that Lake Titicaca is absolutely worth a visit. It might be the world’s highest, and South America’s second largest, but grandeur aside, it is a lovely place exploding with Bolivian culture. Stretching some 190 km, Lake Titicaca stands besides the Great Lakes in size with a delightfully Bolivian twist. On a quick jaunt from Peru, you’ll find the shores of Copacabana speckled with hardworking women in bowler hats, wearing braids that would take finer haired women a lifetime to grow. You can order trout fished straight from the water, cooked at least thirty different ways, for $3 a plate. The balsa boats call to pre-Colombian times, and no one really mentions the swan-shaped boats and XORBS in the harbor. Lake Titicaca is surprisingly kitschy (as evidenced by the very weird hillside hotel) but these are the things that bring Lake Titicaca from slightly overrun natural wonder to delightfully […]

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Vietnam: a travel compendium

Vietnam: a travel compendium

by Chloe Papas @ Geckos Tales

You’ll never be twiddling your thumbs in Vietnam. Here's the drill.

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A Taboo Talk for Adventurous Women | General

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and DivaCup, but the opinions are all mine! #PeriodConfidence #TryTheDivaCup #CollectiveBias Before backpacking around South America and moving to Germany, I was challenged to plan ahead for the things I normally dealt with in real time. I made a final appointment with my gynecologist and foreboded something scary during my lapse in insurance. I considered stocking up on six months of birth control, antibiotics, and tampons. Does it strike you as ridiculous that someone would leave the country with only eight shirts, but 168 birth control pills, 36 antibiotics, and 240 tampons? What was previously inconvenient became an expensive and frustrating battle, but these aren’t exactly things you can skip over, so I had to find another way. Girl’s gotta plan ahead! For this post in partnership with DivaCup, I’ve chosen to talk about reproductive health and other taboo topics because we don’t talk about them enough and they totally matter.  How to Manage your Reproductive Health for Long Term Travel Preventing Pregnancy When it comes to sex, you’ve got to do what is best for you. The good news is that birth control comes in so many forms, it’s easy to […]

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Why You NEED To Do A Street Food Tour in Hanoi

Why You NEED To Do A Street Food Tour in Hanoi


Journalist On The Run

Travelling to Vietnam's capital? There's no better way to get to know the city and its people than signing up to a street food tour in Hanoi!

Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours

Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours


Saigon Food Tours

Sample the world's best street food with a Saigon Street Eats food tour, run by an Australian-Vietnamese couple who are obsessed with Vietnamese food.

Keep calm and Camden on: The best of Camden in a day

Keep calm and Camden on: The best of Camden in a day

by Julia D'Orazio @ Geckos Tales

Rock around the Lock

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Facty things: 10 facts about Sri Lanka

Facty things: 10 facts about Sri Lanka

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The best way to learn about Sri Lanka is to travel around and chat to the locals. The second best way is to read these facts. You're welcome.

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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...

The 5 best travel videos of 2014

The 5 best travel videos of 2014

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

2014 was a brilliant year for visual inspiration. Here, we've rounded up the biggest, the most beautiful, the most inspirational and the most moving videos we've seen over the past 12 months. It's not comprehensive by any means, but we reckon it's a pretty solid list

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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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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 Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Thanks to new coastal roads, it's now possible to ride from Saigon to Hoi An, and beyond to Dong Hoi, following the coast all the way & avoiding the busy main artery of Highway 1 for the vast majority of the route. This is a salty, sunny, sandy & scenic road trip.... Continue reading

7 reasons why the US West Coast is heaven on Earth

7 reasons why the US West Coast is heaven on Earth

by Stephanie Hood @ Geckos Tales

West is best. Here's why.

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