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Foodie Flashcards: Week 3 – Soup Dumplings

by kylelong @ UnTour Food Tours

Hungry to improve your Chinese vocabulary, but don’t know where to dig in? Welcome to our weekly Foodie Flashcard series. Follow along, study these morsels of knowledge, then dig in at your local restaurant to fully digest the information. What is it: One of the region’s most famous dishes, xiaolongbao (or soup dumplings), can be

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The City Tour

by Mai Nguyen @ saigonlocalmotiontours.com

Val Thorens

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Go beyond the beach in Phuket with these unique attractions

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Beaches may be Phuket's biggest draw, but Thailand's largest island has cultural treasures beyond the shore.

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"Every single place in this world has a community within itself, and I’m not talking about the other backpackers at my hostel or expats that have lived here for a couple years."

by Emmeline Vu @ Archive - VUES

When I was a freshman in college, Steve Singh once told me that wherever I go, it’s the people that matter the most. The rest will follow. I remember holding onto these words so tightly and internalizing it. I wanted to prioritize the value of people with everything in life — in the working world, in my personal life, everything.

Over the years, though, I started to lose sight of that. Sure, in internships and full-time jobs I sought out company culture first and foremost. But with everything else? I found myself giving up family time for extracurriculars, friend time for case competitions, and both for the experience of “seeing places”.

I use the term “seeing places” for a reason. It’s funny to be writing on this blog boasting places I’ve been and things I’ve seen, because I want to take a moment to backtrack and make something really clear: as a wise friend once told me, at the end of the day, a place is just a place. Some places in this world are outright beautiful, and I don’t blame people for wanting to see and witness that, I’m guilty for that all the time. But if traveling just becomes about “seeing places”, taking a few beautiful photos for Instagram and snapchat, and writing on a travel blog describing how to get there and what the process was like, then we’re missing something entirely here. 

Because what about the people? Every single place in this world has a community within itself, and I’m not talking about the other backpackers at my hostel or expats that have lived here for a couple years. 

I found myself crying over and over again (lol yay for emotions) this past week while having to say goodbye to family. I realized it was because I was leaving a place that had become much more than a place for me — while I will be missing Washington hikes and summer weather here, most of all I’ll miss the feeling of walking into family gatherings every couple of weeks, visiting my grandparents whenever I want, and hanging out with my friends until late while watching movies and drinking beers. Having to leave a place for good (or for a few years at least — I’ll be back for ya, Seattle!) has been the biggest refresher of what I learned my freshman year: wherever you go, it’s the people that matter most. 

Over these next three and a half months, I want to commit to prioritizing people again. I want to know the people of each country: their traditions, what kind of music they listen to, stories of them growing up, everything. It’ll take effort. A conscious and intentional effort to seek out places and organizations (thanks, Laboratoria!) and not being afraid to just say “hi” and ask more questions and just observe and listen. But that’s what this trip is dedicated to — doing all I can to get to know the communities of each place we step into. I couldn’t be more ready, and I’m pretty lucky to have the best travel bud by my side who’s completely on the same page (hi Tar, love ya). 6 hours left on this plane until our layover in Dubai, then it’s Cape Town by Thursday evening!

Exploring Luang Prabang: hiking with Tiger Trail

by Petra @ The Global Couple

We really enjoyed getting out of Luang Prabang and seeing the Laos countryside on a day hike with Tiger Trail. We experienced village life, the cool jungle, the river and a beautiful waterfall!

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At Maison Marou Saigon, An abundance of amazing artisanal gourmet chocolate made from locally grown cacao

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

I got sidetracked with the holiday season being in full swing and left off in the middle of my Vietnam trip. I’d written about my great experience with Back of the Bike food tour, and today, I’m sharing with you the best place in Ho Chi Minh City to get delicious gourmet artisanal chocolates. Maison […]

China

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Do-It-Yourself Walking Tour of Dalat, Vietnam – A Perfect Day in Dalat

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Signup for my weekly newsletter The first time I took Chopper Suey (my Chinese-made American cruiser bike) on a road trip, was to the sexy hills of Dalat. As we pulled into town, surrounded by pines and fresh cool air, I knew I was going to love the place. Formerly a retreat town for the [...]

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Images from our tour on June 21, 2015

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Many thanks to Michelle, Jeff, Peeta, Oli and Kendra for a lovely evening of eating, drinking and walking!

Saigon Extravaganza Tours

Saigon Extravaganza Tours


Food and Motorcycle Tour - Saigon Extravaganza

A Saigon scooter tour owned and operated completely by locals to provide you with the most authentic and unique experience sure to remember a lifetime.

#MakeTimeToSeeTheWorld December Instagram Round-Up

by Vicki @ maketimetoseetheworld

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Hi There! I’m sure by now you’ve realized that I love travel photographs and that Instagram is one of my favorite SM channels. So much so that I ask my followers to share their *best* photos under the hashtag #maketimetoseetheworld. I feature up to 1-2 per week on Instagram and each month share my Top […]

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42 Hoang Dieu: A street food paradise

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

When we find great street food for our tour, we tend to find it in random spots, usually a bit of a drive away from each other. So it’s a rare occurrence when we stumble across a group of stalls that boggles the mind with the amount of choice and quality. We were even more […]

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

Cádiz in Spain will be the next Hot Spot Travel Destination

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Glamping with kiwi and kauri in New Zealand

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Glamping in New Zealand is a luxurious way to spend a weekend in the outdoors. Highfield River Retreat is just gorgeous!

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Hue Imperial Adventures

by admin @ Vespa Adventures » Products

Hue Imperial Adventures To the Citadel…and beyond! The day begins with a coffee or juice, where you’ll meet your tour...

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Outstanding

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

We booked our tour for 8 people by email with less than 24 hours notice. We requested female drivers for the teenage girls in the group, and we mentioned that our group consisted of one vegan, one vegetarian, one carnivore and one cautious teenager (plus 4 adults who would eat and drink anything!). We had […]

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A Quest For the Ultimate Vegetarian Meal in Ho Chi Minh City

A Quest For the Ultimate Vegetarian Meal in Ho Chi Minh City


TravelPulse

Vegetarians and vegans can find the city also known as Saigon difficult to navigate, but it all becomes much easier after a guided foodie tour…

Recipe of the Month: Gluten Free Banana Bread with Chocolate from Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A simple, easy recipe for gluten-free banana bread that is both moist and healthy! No butter -- just coconut oil and yoghurt, along with Oaxacan chocolate.

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Sampling the best of Ho Chi Minh City's food with XO Tours

Sampling the best of Ho Chi Minh City's food with XO Tours


The Global Couple

What could be better than riding motorbikes and sampling some of the city's best street food? The Ho Chi Minh City food tour run by XO Tours is fantastic!

Vietnamese Pho – Beef noodle soup – Saigon street food

by Binh Bui @ Scooter Tour Saigon

Phở or pho (pronounced variously  is a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, linguine-shaped rice noodles called bánh phở, a few herbs, and meat. It is primarily served with either beef or chicken. Pho is a popular street food in Vietnam and the specialty of a number of restaurant chains aroun...

Cape of Good Hope

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

Street Food in Copenhagen at Papiroen

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

If you want to sample some amazing Street Food in Copenhagen, then head to Papiroen, or more correctly Papirøe, which translates to Paper Island. If you want the very t…

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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

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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Eight architectural wonders in Ljubljana

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Some of the most stunning European architecture can be found in Ljubljana, including works of famous architect, Jože Plečnik.

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Hoi An

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GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL: INCREDIBLE THINGS TO DO IN HOI AN PLUS WHERE TO STAY & WHAT TO EAT

Travel Sense Asia(TSA) will attend The Travel Mart AEC from Jan 16 – Jan 19 2018 in Myanmar

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

The Travel Mart AEC is the overarching voice of travel trade partners in the ASEAN Economic Community. It was first conceptualized by travel and leisure gurus as the go-to marketing arm of businesses who wish to showcase their travel products and services locally and abroad. Fueled by their passion and determination to see the industry […]

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Delicious pork and won ton noodle soup at Mi Thay Nghiep Ky in Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

If I had to pick my top five noodle soup dishes, won ton noodle soup would definitely make the cut, along with pho, ramen, and bun bo Hue. (I know that’s only four noodle soups—I’m not sure which would be the fifth.) There is something so comforting, savory, and yet so simple about a bowl […]

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

UnTour Food Tours Eats Beijing Chestnuts with CBS Sunday Morning

by jamie @ UnTour Food Tours

UnTour Beijing City Manager and tour guide extraordinaire Chang Qian joined Ben Tracy of CBS Sunday Morning’s Postcard from China to explore one of our all-time favorite winter snacks: chestnuts! On this special chestnut food tour, Chang took the CBS crew to one of Beijing’s most famous chestnut stops. Daily queues are long, but it’s

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How to Eat Like a Local in Vietnam

How to Eat Like a Local in Vietnam


OZY

Hey, you're free to hit the curbside gourmet on your own, but it is not for the faint of stomach, and there are no translators to solve the mystery meat.

Mumbai

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GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL: 48 HOURS IN MUMBAI - WHERE TO PLAY, STAY & EAT

Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

Among the artifacts displayed at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland is a flag from Hitler's staff car. (Don't ask how they got it.)

Cape of Good Hope

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

Photos Tour Saigon Sightseeing and Local Street Food at 4/4/2015

by itsvietnam @ Scooter Tour Saigon

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What To Expect From Trek Sapa Tour Within 2 Days?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

As an old French Hill station in the past, Sapa is now a beautiful and peaceful town in Lao Cai Province, Northwest Vietnam. Close to the Chinese border, the town has its name reputable for its unique weather, breathtaking natural beauty, and the wide variety of hill-tribes locals (Red Dao, Tay, Hmong, Xa Pho, and […]

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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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Eat your way around Ho Chi Minh City

Eat your way around Ho Chi Minh City


Traveller

A food tour on a motorbike proves to be speedy and flavoursome.

Things I Learned about Monaco and Monte Carlo

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I had known a couple of things about Monaco before I visited … but not a lot. I was always confused between Monaco and Monte Carlo. These are the Things I Learned abo…

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Ho Chi Minh City

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Known to most as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a city of contrasts. The pace of life is frenetic, and yet the wide boulevards and parks help the city retain an air of calm. Classic French architecture competes for attention with brand new high-rise buildings. The port hosts vast tankers and cruise-liners while tiny […]

Hong Kong on the Cheap

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

How Not To Blow Your Wad In Hong Kong (it’s a poker term) The 2nd most expensive city in Asia, but there are plenty of ways to budget travel Hong Kong. While Hong Kong is generally raved about, it’s not typically a backpacker stop, mainly because it’s too damn expensive. I’ve seen a lot of [...]

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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 Banh Cuon- Vietnamese Steam Rice Rolls – Saigon street food

by Binh Bui @ Scooter Tour Saigon

Bánh cuốn is made from a thin, wide sheet of steamed fermented rice batter filled with seasoned ground pork, minced wood ear mushroom, and minced shallots. Sides for this dish usually consist of chả lụa (Vietnamese pork sausage), sliced cucumber, and bean sprouts, with the dipping sauce called nước ...

Chase this waterfall: Bridal Veil Falls, Raglan, New Zealand

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Bridal Veil Falls in New Zealand's Waikato region is a must-see for nature lovers. It's a stunning waterfall and a worthwhile stop on a road trip!

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Bun Bo Hue

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Bun Bo Hue While the city of Hue is known for it’s fancy diminutive single bite royal cuisine, those of us spending our time eating on the street are more familiar with the soup that originates from it. We’re talking about Bun Bo Hue. Balance of flavours, usually seen in Vietnamese cuisine, gets thrown out […]

"To an Unknown Victim: The untimely death you suffered shall never be in vain, but will unite humanity to speak against human injustice of every nature." -Rwanda Genocide Memorial

by Emmeline Vu @ Archive - VUES

I have no words of my own. Only three pieces I pulled from the Genocide Museum and the different memorial sites we visited:

  • "In a survey by UNICEF, they found that 80% of Rwandan children had experienced a death in the family in 1994, 70% witnessed someone being killed or injured, and 90% believed they would die."
     
  • “The world withdrew… and watched as a million people were slaughtered.”
     
  • To an Unknown Victim, by Winnie Hinson and Jack Gordon Osamba of Embrey Human Rights

 

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To an Unknown Victim:

We offer our solemn prayer
that what happened to you and others
as the world watched without help,
unconcerned as you were slaughtered
like cows int he slaughterhouse,
will never happen again

You are the unsung hero
that the world fought
the unknown hero
you have become in death
that the world will have to remember

The untimely death
you suffered
shall never be in vain
But will unite humanity
to speak against human injustice
of every nature

It is our sincere hope
that your death
will unite us for a better purpose
Never again should it happen
to innocent lives anytime, anywhere

We shall never meet
but your memories will endure forever
in eternity
till we meet again
in another world
someday
rest in peace

- Winnie Hinson, Jack Gordon OsambaEmbrey Human Rights

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

In Saudi Arabia, you can try authentic apple-flavored Budweiser. (Non-alcoholic, of course.)

10 VIETNAMESE FOODS YOU NEED TO TRY WHEN YOU COME TO VIETNAM

by Binh Bui @ Scooter Tour Saigon

Com tam Com tam, “broken rice”, is a street-stand favourite. Recipes vary, but you’ll often find it served with barbecued pork or beef and a fried egg. The main ingredient, broken rice, is a traditionally cheaper grade of rice produced by damage in milling. It is mainly used as a food industry ingre...

Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

On your way from Takaoka to the Vladivostok ferry? Take a look out the window: the name of the Himi train line means Ice-Watching.

How to Spend 24 hours in Aarhus in Denmark

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Drone photography in New Zealand – a new perspective

by Petra @ The Global Couple

New Zealand has some spectacular landscapes, and we think that there's no better way than to photograph it from the air with a drone!

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Pisa

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

Two City Weekend Break: Florence & Pisa in 48 Hours

Europe By Rail in 25 Day - Cost & Itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City Walking, Bike and Food Tours - Discover Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City Walking, Bike and Food Tours - Discover Ho Chi Minh City


vietnam-guide.com

This list of Ho Chi Minh City walking, bike and food tours caters to those looking to maintain their fitness level whilst indulging in some of Vietnam’s tastiest delicacies and street snacks during their holiday. Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon) is a metropolitan city in southern

Travel gear review: The stylish Jo Totes Abby camera bag

by Petra @ The Global Couple

I'm super picky about camera bags, but fortunately for me the Jo Totes Abby camera bag ticks a lot of boxes! Have a read to find out why I love it!

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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...

Visit Hook Lighthouse, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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The Best Cooking Class in Tuscany in Italy

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We went to the best Cooking Class in Tuscany in Italy. This is a tour which is bookable on TripAdvisor. This was something that I have wanted to experience for a long time. …

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BOOK NOW

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

There are 3 steps to book tour: Step 1: Complete and submit booking form: http://goo.gl/forms/9qg0usPKM3 Step 2: Wait for confirmation. Your request will be responded in 12 hours at the latest. Step 3: Confirm. Please note that the sooner you make reservation, the better service we provide. We recommend you to book tour 24 hours in advance.     […]

A O SHOW- brilliant show in Saigon, do not miss it!

by Binh Bui @ Scooter Tour Saigon

À Ố Show is a new kind of art performance commonly acknowledged globally as [new circus]. The show surpasses all the limits that was previously constructed by many other art shows in Vietnam over the years. Audience is offered the opportunity to let loose their imagination once they are set off by t...

DIY Mekong Delta Tour from Ho Chi Minh: 48 Hours in Can Tho

DIY Mekong Delta Tour from Ho Chi Minh: 48 Hours in Can Tho


maketimetoseetheworld

Plan your DIY Mekong Delta Tour with this post! Find out how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho, where to stay & the top things to do in Can Tho!

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!

Seoul

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GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SEOUL - THINGS TO DO, WHERE TO STAY, WHAT TO EAT & HOW TO GET AROUND

Visiting ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We visited ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, in Sweden. Gordon wasn’t really fussed, but I said, ‘take a chance on me.‘ He said well, ‘you are the danc

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War Remnants Museum Saigon

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

A place to learn about the war War Remnants Museum is currently one of the most popular museums in Vietnam. Every year, it attracts approximately half a million visitors, two-thirds of whom are foreigners, coming to study about the Vietnam War. History of the War Remnants Museum Opening on September 4, 1975, the museum was named […]

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"You will start your life believing that the external world can make you happy. I can't tell you otherwise. You are wired that way. "

by Emmeline Vu @ Archive - VUES

"If travel is your lusty dream, your plan of escape, I hope you find what you're looking for. If you feel trapped and think some far away place will heal you, it may or may not. I hope it does. If a raise and a nice apartment and a car will make you happy, I hope you get what you want and are right. It's nice when our expectations are met.

But the damn tricky Universe teaches us in a way that is almost funny. It says 'you will start your life believing that the external world can make you happy. I can't tell you otherwise. You are wired that way. Of course I will tell you that it isn't true, but you won't hear me. You will go and chase all that money. And you just might get it. And then, once you've become your own god, exerted your expertise on the world... When your beauty got you sex and power, when your brain got you respect, when your hard work got you a castle... When you've done what you said you would do... you will have some dark realizations. You'll feel the emptiness of space for the first time. How much of it is nothingness. And then, finally, you will listen to me. And if you haven't boarded up your ears, you will hear me.'"

 

Thanks, Jedidiah Jenkins.

Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

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

Thrillable Hours: Matt Levine, Financial Journalist

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

The next in my alternative careers for lawyers series: interview with financial journalist Matt Levine, now writing for Bloomberg View.

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Melbourne: a foodie’s paradise

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Melbourne is one of the world's great cities - the vibe is great and so is the architecture. But the food in Melbourne is what you go there for!

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Drinking in Saigon

by Binh Bui @ Scooter Tour Saigon

There is no drinking age in Vietnam, and if there is, it is known by no one. This tradition does not mean that you will drink irresponsibly. In general, draught beers are local’s favorite, often served with a plate of peanuts or grilled dog meat. Beer is cheap, at about 20-30 cents for a huge mug, a...

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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Food Tours in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Food Tours in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

by Emmeline Vu @ Archive - VUES

More coming soon!

Vegan’s Guide to Saigon Visitors

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

A Vegan’s Guide to Saigon Vegetarian/Vegan in Vietnam On the surface, Vietnam – famous for her pork and beef dishes – doesn’t seem like the friendliest of destinations for vegan travelers. However, one might be surprised to learn that Vietnam is actually one of the more vegan-friendly destinations in Southeast Asia.  Though infrequently marketed to […]

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Longquan Peach Blossom Festival // This is Chengdu, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

If there’s an art to attending a Chinese festival, I’m the dumb kid who eats the paint. Give me some time and I’ll be linking to a How To Successfully Attend a Festival in China article right here. But for now, I’ll admit that my attendance at the Longquan Peach Blossom Festival was a short-lived [...]

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Jimbaran Bay

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

How to Spend a Travel Day Like the Rich and Famous for less than $100

Learning about Lisbon from a local

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We spent some time with Nuno, a local Lisbon man from Lisbon Riders, a tour company where we spent our day Learning about Lisbon from a local. There is nothing like spendi…

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A food lover’s treasure hunt through Paris

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Imagine a treasure hunt of Paris, where the prizes are foodie delights. A gourmet safari where you can go at your own pace, stopping at.

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Hoba Meteorite

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

Verona

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL: TOP THINGS TO DO IN VERONA INCLUDING AWESOME DAY TRIP IDEAS

Terrific experience and great young guides. Highly Recommend!

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

This is the best way to experience Saigon. Just like all the other locals, on two wheels and Thanh and his crew of young guides couldn’t be better. We went on a customized tour and asked for guides to take us to local shopping boutiques while stopping to experience some of the local street food […]

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Sam Housten Jones State Park

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What to do in Katakolon, Greece

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Katakolon, Greece is a hole-in-the-wall port that is surprisingly charming. The port of Katakolon or Katakolo is a popular stop for cruise ships, offering an opportu…

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Visiting Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

Frogner Park is the largest p…

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Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary


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Discover fascinating history, fantastic food, art galleries and a year-round party scene in one of Asia’s most exciting cities … once you’ve mastered the art of dodging the motorbikes, that is

Christmas 2017: What’s on my holiday menu this year?

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Our family celebrates Christmas, and that’s less than a couple of weeks away. My, how time flies. Following the likes of my post on our Thanksgiving menu last month, I thought I’d share with you what I’ll be making in our kitchen for this year’s Christmas dinner. Since the hubs and I hosted his family […]

Broken Rice

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

Cơm Tấm [kʌm tɑm] is how you say Broken Rice in Vietnamese. The Viet live on rice Should you ever have a chance to come to Vietnam, try asking the locals what kind of food they are proud of. We assure, 90% of the answers you get will be RICE. Because Vietnam is an agricultural country, […]

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Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort: Holistic Healing in Paradise

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[HOTEL REVIEW] No alcohol, no soft drinks, no caffeine, no TV, no WiFi, no junk food, no meat, no dairy and no cold drinks. That’s the first overview I got when googling ‘Ayurveda‘ after being invited to stay at the Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort in Welligama on Sri Lanka’s west coast. Being somewhat reliant on […]

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Hai Van Pass & Coastal Adventure – Hue to Hoi An

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Where to find Street Art in Saigon

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Away but within earshot of the cacophony of motorbikes and beeping horns in Hoi Chi Minh City, you will find a little alley full of Street Art in Saigon. Most things in Sai…

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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...

Discover: Kanab

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When eating at Houston's restaurant in Kanab, Utah, tip the servers well; they pack pistols, although it's just for show -- allegedly.

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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Hong Kong

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Guest Post from a local: Hong Kong Points of Interest - Things To Do, Where To Stay & Where to Eat!

Visiting the Seaside Town of Weymouth in England

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Himachal Pradesh

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THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN HIMACHAL PRADESH

12 Years Of Travel: Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

London is steeped in history, but it’s also shaping the future of how we control the landscape Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London 10 June 2012, 3 Years Ago This Week: I spent a few days in Greenwich for my 40th birthday – it seemed appropriate to go back to the Source Of All Time as I […]

48 hours in Helsinki, Finland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Best Fermented Foods from Around the World

by Ekaterina @ Happy Bellyfish

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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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Visiting Valentia Island in Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

To be quite honest I had never heard of Valentia Island in Ireland. When we were planning our road trip of 3 weeks in Ireland, we knew we couldn’t do everything beca…

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Our 4½ Month Southeast Asia Budget Backpacking Trip: All the Costs, all the Details

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

7 Countries47 Cities138 daysFor only $3081.30 eachThat’s $22.32 per dayAbout 156.29 per weekAnd $669.60 per month In this guide, I will share all the details of our Southeast Asia budget backpacking trip that included Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. The Map: Budget Backpacking Southeast Asia The Details and Itinerary:A 47 Cities Tour [...]

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#1 Hotel in Ireland – Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal has been named ‘No 1 Hotel in Ireland’ by TripAdvisor for the fifth year in a row, 2017 ‘Travellers Choice’ Awards on its websi…

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

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


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

UnTour Shanghai Dining Recs for Ho Chi Minh City - UnTour Food Tours

UnTour Shanghai Dining Recs for Ho Chi Minh City - UnTour Food Tours


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UnTour guide Topher B. recently had some recommendations for some Shanghai guests who were heading to Ho Chi Minh City, and we wanted to share them with the world and hopefully make it a better place, one bite at a time. Here’s Topher’s thoughts: I would highly recommend checking out this banh mi place. We walked past it the first nightContinue Reading

Angkor Archiological Park

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A non-profit managed by Hospitality & Tourism students, Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh city.

The best pho/Vietnamese beef noodle soup in Saigon is at Pho Le

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

You would think it’s easy to find an excellent bowl of pho in Ho Chi Minh City. (It’s not.) You’d think there’d be a pho shop on every corner. (There practically is.) But as many times as I’ve been to Saigon, I had yet to taste a bowl of steaming beef noodle soup that I […]

Paphos

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Where to Stay in Sapa Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Before visiting Sapa, you should find where to stay in Sapa, Vietnam in order to choose the best accommodation for your trip. There are some types of accommodations in Sapa like Hotel, Resort, homestay, so it is easy to match your demand. Sapa is the small town in North Vietnam. In 1922, the French settled […]

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Top 10 recommended things to do in Saigon

by Binh Bui @ Scooter Tour Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is one of South East Asia’s Mecca cities. While it might seem hectic and a bit overwhelming at first impression, you’ll quickly realize that the lifestyle in Saigon harmless, diverse and exciting. The cost of living is extremely affordable, local people are fr...

Cu Chi Tunnels in Saigon

by Binh Bui @ Scooter Tour Saigon

A great evidence and memorial site of southern Vietnam’s heroic and heart-breaking war against foreign invaders is found in Cu Chi Tunnel, northwest of Saigon (Hochiminh city) Location. Around 70 kilometers northwest of Saigon, Cu Chi Tunnel is right near the so-called “Iron Triangle” of...

Discover: Graz

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UPC Arena in Graz, Austria was renamed in 1997 to honor native son Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the old name was restored in 2005 over the governor's support of the death penalty.

"Youth in Revolt: A day of violence and fury — and regrets" | District Six Museum

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Youth in Revolt: A day of violence and fury — and regrets

I turned 16 on June 15, 1976. My girlfriend brought me a cake. We were in the dark, running away from the police. So my birthday cake was cut with members of the action committee. That was the only decent meal we had that week.

The marches were planned at a community centre right across the road from a police station in Orlando East.

The next day, June 16, the first group of marchers, led by Tsetse Mashinini from Morris Isaacson High, arrived on Vilakazi Street.

As they were coming, the police were behind them. The police started throwing teargas canisters. The gods of Africa were with us. You know what happened? The fumes of the teargas were blowing back to them.

They were so affected that they then decided to release the dog.

The first violence of 1976 was us beating the dog to death. That agitated the police. It was the fumes that were catching them and it was their dog. After that was another miracle of God. Just as the police were busy trying to organize themselves, behind them came the second lot of students.

The police were caught in the middle. They had to force their way through this.

That’s when they started shooting live bullets. They shot their way out. That’s when Hector Pieterson and Hastings Ndlovu were hit.

In the chaos that ensued, more violence took place, including the death of Dr. Edelstein at the hands of students.

The day was not meant to be violent in any way — it only became that when students started dying at the hands of police.

There are people we don’t honor around June 16: the women. The first people to disguise us that day when the police began looking for us, the first people to sacrifice their dresses, were women. They gave us their dresses.

The first people to bring us water as we were fighting the teargas were mothers. The people who shot us were fathers. But we never speak about that soft side of 1976. It brings tears to my eyes whenever that happens.

That evening of June 16 we started counting our misfortunes and all the things we did right and all the things we did wrong, and the biggest one was that we failed to think that the police would react in the extreme way that they did.

We were children, we still had that heart that says: “They will be coming there as parents, they won’t just open big fire to the 13-year-old.”

I was identified by the police as one of the student leaders and went into hiding.

Then, on the morning of July 3, I was missing my family terribly. My mother, my father and my brother were so much in my heart and mind. I hadn’t seen them for a long time. I asked the guy who was keeping us in hiding: “Please take me home, just to go and see my parents.”

I walked my parents halfway to work and then I came back home. And I just decided to take a nap on the couch, because when you are in hiding you never sleep. It was about 8 o’clock in the morning when soldiers and police knocked on the door. Because of my small body, the cops didn’t think I was the person they were looking for.

They said to me: “Where’s Seth Mazibuko?” and I said: “Seth Mazibuko’s got a temp job in town.”

They went into the bedroom, where my little brother was, and asked him where I was. My poor little brother pointed at me. So I got arrested.

“The police caught in the middle, started shooting live bullets… shot their way out."

I went through one of the worst times of my life. I was arrested under section 6 of the Terrorism Act, which kept me in solitary confinement for 18 months. I was tortured, interrogated in the middle of the night. A teenager. A 16-year-old. I was the youngest political prisoner at Robben Island. I hardly had a prison uniform size.

Why did I lead children of mothers and fathers out of the classroom to be killed by Boers? In front of my eyes is the picture of Hastings… is the picture of Hector Pieterson. It’s like I killed them.

It’s like I killed them. If I didn’t lead the struggle that took them out on the street they would be husbands and wives, uncles… that’s where my pain is.

 

-- 

 

The story above is from a newspaper article in the District Six Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. It helps illustrate the history with "youth in revolt" in South Africa and why June 16, the official Youth Day of South Africa, is so important.

Hosier Lane

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HOSIER LANE

No Vietnam Visa Required For Citizens Of Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

From July 2015, you don’t need to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam if you’re a citizen from Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain Vietnam Embassy, Bangkok The Vietnamese government have announced a important change for Vietnam tourist visas – if you’re from Britain, Germany, France, Italy or Spain, you no longer need to […]

Splash, play, hike: A family guide to outdoor vacations

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Looking for a family getaway with lots to do? Here are some fun locations throughout the U.S. for kid-friendly vacations.

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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

Foodie Flashcards: Week 2 – Wontons

by kylelong @ UnTour Food Tours

Hungry to improve your Chinese vocabulary, but don’t know where to dig in? Welcome to our weekly Foodie Flashcard series. Follow along, study these morsels of knowledge, then dig in at your local restaurant to fully digest the information. What is it: Wontons take many forms in China, but are generally first stuffed with pork,

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Discover: Lubbock

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Among the objects on display at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas, memorializing the city's favorite son, is a giant-size replica of the rocker's trademark glasses.

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 Insider’s Phnom Penh

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If you’re looking to see not only the highlights of Phnom Penh but the secret spots too – this is the...

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Top 5 Com Trua dishes in Ho Chi Minh City

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Top 5 Com Trua dishes in Ho Chi Minh City One of our favourite spots to eat in Vietnam are com trua restaurants. Literally translated as “rice day”, these are canteen-like spots that serve homestyle dishes, perfect for the fast paced Saigonite.. Most canteens serve at least 10 different dishes during peak hours which usually […]

Discover: Saudi Arabia

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Don't look for nightlife in Saudi Arabia: alcohol, dancing, movies and mingling with the opposite sex are all prohibited.

Tehran

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GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL: HOW TO SPEND A WEEKEND IN TEHRAN - THINGS TO DO, WHERE TO STAY & HOW TO GET AROUND

7 Travel Tips For Every Hijabi

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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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

17 of the Best Tours in Iceland (That are Totally Worth the Price Tag!)

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If you’re travelling to Iceland and want to know how best to maximize your time there then this post is exactly what you need. Iceland is big, vast and rugged, and the best way to really get to the heart of some of it’s incredible natural wonders is to join a tour with expert guides. […]

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The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Sunshine Coast

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Guest Post: 48 Hours on the Sunshine Coast - Things To Do, Where to Stay & What To Eat!

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...

Multigenerational Travel – Why We Do It – Contributing Writer

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Multigenerational travel is certainly one of hottest travel trends these days. Taking a trip with three or more generations of a family is making the travel ind…

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Christine Ha tries the spicy ramen challenge

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

I recently reached 70,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel, and thanks to all the fans who made it so! This video of me trying the spicy ramen challenge was released a while ago, but it was one of the crucial videos that helped me gain viewers. People have since charged me with doing the double-spicy […]

Thit kho – Vietnamese simmered meat – Vietnamese Braised Pork With Eggs

by Binh Bui @ Scooter Tour Saigon

We also know that meat contains a number of important nutrients that are needed by our bodies for carrying out vital metabolic functions and provide us with energy and keep us healthy. Therefore, meat is one of the most popular food in our diets. Meat has various kinds and for “ thịt kho”( simmered ...

Phnom Penh Nightlife Experience

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Kickstart the evening with a cocktail at a rooftop bar overlooking the Mekong river on the famous Phnom Penh riverfront...

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10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

A Very Detailed Travel Itinerary Tours are for foo-ls. I tried my best to make that rhyme. While Vietnam may seem a little daunting at first, the country is not difficult to travel – especially if you have a great blog to aid you, with details on every leg of the trip, written by a [...]

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Egg Coffee

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

Coffee was first introduced to the Vietnamese people by Catholic French priests in 1857 and was gradually adopted by the Vietnamese people across the entire country. And because Vietnam is the second largest coffee producer in the world, a cup of coffee is the last thing you want to miss when you visit this beautiful […]

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Mexico City

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Guest Post from a local: DIY Mexico City Tour - Things To Do, Places To Visit and Where to Eat

The Largest Deserts in the World – and How to Explore Them!

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Deserts are fascinating places. Covering vast stretches of barren landscape where very little rain falls (the official definition of a desert is a place which received less than 250 mm of rain per year) – it is the resulting dry and arid environment which makes living conditions extremely inhospitable for humans, plants and animals. But […]

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Visiting The Medieval Village of Eze in France

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We started our tour of Monte Carlo in Monaco, and Visiting the Medieval Village of Eze in France, by driving along the scenic roads of the Moyenne Corniche. From here we h…

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Incredible Things To Do in Luang Prabang

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Luang Prabang is the jewel in Laos’ crown. Located in the north of the country on the peninsula created by the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, the town is surrounded by lush green mountains and is a beautiful example of the fusion between Lao and European culture. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage city in 1995, […]

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Venice

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48 Hours in Venice: Top 10 Things to Do

Europe by Rail in 25 Days: Itinerary & Costs

Bun Dau Mam Tom

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BUN DAU MAM TOM (Vermicelli with Fried Tofu) Have you ever wondered what to eat when first coming to Vietnam? Probably, popular dishes like Pho, Banh Mi or spring rolls, will pop up in your head but then you decide to get out of your comfort zone, looking for something new. Perhaps, friends, Bun Dau […]

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Blind MasterChef cooks in the Underground kitchen

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Back in October, I was invited to collaborate with Alvin Schultz of MasterChef fame and cook at the Eat Drink Experience Underground. The Underground is a supper club based in Houston where each event is an intimate dining affair with a highly creative, themed tasting menu. For this particular collab, we did a brunch-themed tasting […]

What to try on your Food Tour in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) | Happy Bellyfish

What to try on your Food Tour in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) | Happy Bellyfish


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This guide isn’t focused on the top ten dishes, but the foods you should try when you plan a proper food tour in Saigon! Food in Saigon.

Explore a summer of possibilities in New Zealand

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How about seeing the best of New Zealand on your next holiday? A hallmark of any trip is the great food and wine – from.

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Florence

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Two City Weekend Break: Florence & Pisa in 48 Hours

Europe By Rail in 25 Day - Cost & Itinerary

My Son Sanctuary – Half day trip from Hoi An

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

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20 Best Lighthouses in the World

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We recently published The 60 Best Lighthouses in the World, and then we received another 20 Best Lighthouses in the World. Considering that everyone loves lighthou…

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The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

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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...

Ho Chi Minh City attractions and food private tours - Inspitrip

Ho Chi Minh City attractions and food private tours - Inspitrip


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Combined the best of tourist attractions and some unexpected local’s favorites, these tours will help you get a better understanding of the city vibe, culture, ..

A Study in Contrast when you visit Le Meridien Saigon

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Le Meridien Saigon is one of Ho Chi Minh City’s most ultra-modern 5-star hotels. If you like bright and shiny things, you will love this hotel. It is located across fro…

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The best Instagram locations in the USA!

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Do you love Instagram? I do! There are so many epic places in the USA to share on Instagram, so we have picked our favourites. Check out our list here!

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How to Eat in Saigon

How to Eat in Saigon


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Saigon is a city filled with motor bikes, coffee and soup. Check out our favorite ways to eat in this exciting Vietnamese city.

Eating Tapas and Exploring Cartagena in Spain

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I can’t say I knew a lot about this town, but I can tell you that Eating Tapas and Exploring Cartagena in Spain was one of those serendipitous moments. This city was amaz…

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Hai Van Pass & Coastal Adventure – Hoi An to Hue

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Guests ride on the back with our experienced drivers on this tour to ensure safety. If you'd like to drive, please contact us directly!

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Burgers in Ho Chi Minh City

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

While all of us at Street Foodies Saigon are complete street food evangelists, there are times when you need a good burger. Thankfully, Ho Chi Minh City has plenty of options to choose from! From humble greasy spoon types to fancy pants gourmet burgers, the city has them all. So we’ve compiled a list  places […]

Travel to Vung Tau, Vietnam: Where to find the best noodle soups

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During this particular trip to Vietnam, my family and I took a road trip to Vung Tau, a beach town not far from Saigon but is made to seem far because of traffic. You can find very affordable vacation packages through travel agents in Vietnam (or at least that’s what my family tells me). On […]

Hoi An Rural Villages & Luxury Spa Experience

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Hotel drop-off is not included in this package.

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Edinburgh

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GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL: 48 HOURS IN EDINBURGH - THINGS TO DO, WHERE TO STAY & WHAT TO EAT

Ho Chi Minh

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Spinal Taps, a Burglary, and a Legal Nomads Hiatus

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

Legal Nomads is on hold for the time being.

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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

Ho Chi Minh City Private Evening Food Tour Including Bitexco Financial Tower Visit  in Vietnam Asia

Ho Chi Minh City Private Evening Food Tour Including Bitexco Financial Tower Visit in Vietnam Asia


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Hop on this private food tour and enjoy the best Ho Chi Minh city has to offer. First, stop at a local ice cream shop where you will taste the delicious dessert on the roof top. Then, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese dish at a nearby restaurant. End yo

Where to Find Shanghai’s 2018 Bib Gourmand Cheap Eats Winners

by kylelong @ UnTour Food Tours

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Volunteering abroad? Consider this: Voluntourism, the Privilege of Traveling, & the White Savior Complex

by Emmeline Vu @ Archive - VUES

Last summer I spent a month in Peru working at a non-profit. My birthday happened about a week after I got there. As I scrolled through the text messages and Facebook posts from family and friends, something stuck out: a number of them mentioned something about “changing the world”. For example:

Teach me how to be you? All the love to you as you casually change the world.

“Happy birthday, Emmeline! I know you’re having a wonderful time in Peru, changing the world.”

“Happy birthday doll, spend it changing the world okay? ;) Find some time to celebrate too."

“Happy birthday! So excited for you and the other gals as you guys make a huge difference in Peru."

“Em! So proud of you for going out and changing the world.”

“The fact that you’re spending your 21st birthday volunteering at a non-profit in Peru blows my mind."

Before I go on, I definitely don’t write any of this to bag on my friends that wrote these. Not at all. Obviously they had nothing but good intentions and were being nice. But… too nice. Undeservingly nice. Most, if not all, of my friends had no idea what we were actually doing in Peru let alone much about the non-profit we were working for. I wish I had said something about it back then other than a mere “haha, thanks!". But this summer, I’m in the same thing, and I’ve thought a lot over the past year about what it means to “volunteer abroad.” This post is a cumulation of the articles read, thoughts journaled, and conversations had.

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30 some years ago, volunteer opportunities in developing countries were only open to skilled medical professionals. Nowadays, the opportunity to “volunteer” has become a lot less exclusive and has expanded to anyone (that has the money and time to, that is). It should be noted that the industry that’s been deemed as “voluntourism” is now worth over $2 billion dollars. Of the 1.1 million international volunteers, 88% are white and 1 in 3 come from a household that makes at least double the average American income.

Voluntourism has become one of the most controversial trends within today’s travel scene, and for good reason. Why? Because volunteering abroad can often turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy, a sort of “I chose hardship and survived it” scenario to make us feel and seem selfless and worldly in some way. It’s the all too familiar photos with impoverished kids, the college essays about building houses, and the pride in doing things that, truthfully, most people could do, thinking we’ve somehow changed the world. The reality, though? In most cases, it's that we don’t know what we’re doing. We haven’t taken the time to know a place or a community and more often than not, we’re coming in with our own views of how something should be, thinking our unskilled labor is somehow better than the labor of an actual member of the community. The truth is that we can’t actually contribute as much as we’d like to believe we could. In some cases, we’re even doing more harm than help — it’s gotten as bad as “orphanages” keeping children that aren’t orphans so that they can make money off all the voluntourists seeking some life-changing, transformational experience. As Mark Watson, the Executive Director of a charity focusing on ethical tourism, said, “it’s imperialistic in some ways — white people going out to Africa to help the Africans."

I’ve volunteered abroad technically three times now. I was in Peru last summer working for Laboratoria, this summer I photographed and filmed for an orphanage for a couple days, and up until a couple weeks ago, I was working at a youth center/shelter in South Africa, which I'll be going back to in September. I’d be lying if I said there weren’t days that I question my own work. Have I been contributing to the very thing I feel so strongly against? I very easily might be. Unless you’re a specialized professional with years to give, it’s inevitable to some extent. 

But this isn’t a post to discourage you from traveling and volunteering. Not at all. In fact, it’s a post to my friends that want to do some sort of volunteer work abroad. Because, at least seemingly, as long as you’re not doing more harm than good, then you should be able to — just with some precaution. It goes without saying that I’m still learning this myself, but in my mind, it breaks down like this:

 

1. INTENTION: Recognizing that it’s more for you than anything

    Mark Watson put it perfectly when he said, “I think it’s mostly about getting people to be realistic; you’re just doing it for yourself, it’s a holiday.” Simply put, we’re being selfish. Traveling the world is a privilege and most of the time, we’re taking more from a place than we can give for our own growth, experience, and benefit. We’re spending our own money to see and experience the world for a little bit, and that’s okay. But recognize that. Choosing to go to a developing country doesn’t suddenly make it a selfless act of service. 

    I’m going to take Laboratoria as an example here. When we went last summer, it was because they gave us the opportunity to see and witness the behind the scenes work of one of the best organizations I know. I went to see that, to be apart of it, and to learn from it — in other words, I went for myself, not because I thought I could change the entire social construct of women in tech in Peru. Of course I wanted to help and contribute as much as I could within our 4 weeks there, but more than anything, it was a growth experience for me, not them. 

    This brings me to the next point: action. Because while we like to use our goodhearted intentions as a way of justification, the truth is that’s only a fraction of what makes up the impact of what we do.

 

2. ACTION: Aim to contribute to long-term work. Seek the organization, not the experience.

    This is what brings about the biggest issues of voluntourism. If we’re volunteering abroad to do things that are short-term solutions and are things that can be done by community members, what’s the point? We’re providing fairly unskilled labor, something that there is already an abundance of in many developing countries. While it may be easy to go in with the mindset of “at least I’m doing something to help”, the truth is that our “help” often times does more harm than anything. Our presence with kids can add to attachment disorders, we can take work away from others in the community that need it, or we just don’t know what the heck we’re doing because we haven’t taken the time to actually know the place/actually just don’t know what we’re doing. Why spend thousands of dollars on a flight to come and build a house when you don’t have any experience building houses or teach English when you have no experience in education? So many articles have pointed to communities that have to rebuild houses that high school students on a mission trip attempted to build or show studies of classes having to reteach/prolong their curriculums because of how students are taught differently across borders.

    I read an article once that talked about how we should ask, “what do you need?” versus “where should I put this thing that I’ve decided you must want?”. This is everything — it indicates that we should listen to a community, understand their needs first, let them lead the way, then take action. Ask as many questions as possible to see what they want and need, then ask yourself what you can contribute that is maybe a little harder to access, requires a certain level of specialization in skill, and can have a long-term impact. Though this quote is about Africa, it could be said about most developing areas — “The genuine hurt of Africa is no fiction. But beyond the immediate attention that rightly pays hungry mouths, child soldiers, or raped civilians, there are more complex and more widespread problems. There are serious problems of governance, of infrastructure, of democracy, and of law and order. These problems are neither simple in themselves nor are they reducible to slogans. Such problems are both intricate and intensely local.” Yes, they are hurting, but the issues are rooted in something so much deeper and it’s not in our power or knowledge to think we know how to fix everything (hi, Kony 2012).

    Finally, and on a related note, since the work being done is entirely dependent on the organization, it’s critical to take time to get to know the organization. Be weary of third-party businesses that charge you money to pair you with a non-profit to volunteer at, advertising a sort of “you can change the world” feel to it. These third-party sites are so much of the cause of why voluntourism exists. It’s worth heavily researching both the organization you’re using to pair you (if you are) and the non-profit you’ll be paired at. Each non-profit I’ve worked at I was connected with through a friend and I got time to chat with the staff at each organization beforehand. For Laboratoria, I would Skype them regularly for hours on end and for Little Rose, I visited beforehand with a friend who had grown up there. In both cases, it was because I fell in love with the organization and the community first and that lead into volunteering, rather than being determined to have this transformational experience abroad. Though it wasn’t really my intention, focusing on the organization versus the idea of an experience shaped everything.

 

3. REACTION: The White Savior Complex. Don't have it. Instagramming all your photos of you holding impoverished kids. Don't do it.

“One song we hear too often is the one in which Africa serves as a backdrop for white fantasies of conquest and heroism."

How we react to an experience like volunteering abroad is perhaps the most important part of it all (and probably the hardest to talk about). Let's say, referring to the above two points, you find a good org and do some solid work for a couple weeks. Sweet. You're not harming anyone with your work and you're doing it for self experience. But what follows next?

The White Savior Complex, by definition, can be summed up by this quote: "[It's] about assimilation. It's about feeling superior to another culture. It's about validating your own personal, individual experience through the lives and experiences of other marginalized peoples. It's taking their struggle (even if it's a sometimes imagined or exaggerated struggle), using your privilege, and making it about how much of a good person you are." It's real and so, so prevalent. They even made an Instagram account to illustrate it (what's up White Savior Barbie). 

All good intentions aside, it's why people think you can somehow "change the world" by working at a non-profit in Peru for a month. It raises egos, it feeds ignorance, and it belittles communities without even giving them a voice to stand on their own. 

How many times have you seen a photo of someone you know holding a kid in a developing country? How many times have we equated that to heroism and being a good person? I wrote a post not too long ago about the concept of photovoice and a conversation with a South African native about how African children are represented in media. Much of my work from the past couple of months of traveling has revolved around photography, taking photos and videos for two different non-profits in South Africa. I have logs of thousands of photos, some of which I'll occasionally post. As a photographer, something you're constantly thinking about is how you're representing what you're photographing. With everything I post, I make sure the photos are of kids I know and work with. For the most part, I try to leave myself out of it. They are photos that I find beautiful, carefully crafted to capture the energy of the moment and the personality of whomever is in the image. I know it sounds like a bit of an overwhelming commitment for something as simple as an instagram post -- but I would argue that if there's any time to obsess over "how your instagram feed looks", it should be now. Post all the selfies, latte art, or hiking shots you want, they're great. But when it comes to posting photos of you holding a kid you met once while volunteering abroad for a week, please, by all means, just think twice -- because unlike your selfies, you are no longer only impacting yourself by making it about yourself. You are using a person or people as a prop for your own ego and image, and you are taking away the voice of a community that is already so misrepresented across the globe. 

 

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It's a lot to take in, but also makes traveling that much more meaningful. If we can afford the experience of traveling, what are we doing to make the most of it?

If you've gotten this far, thanks for taking the time to read. Have questions or insights of your own? Please, please reach out! I'd love to talk and discuss. Peace and love y'all. 

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Sun And Sea Vacations For Newlyweds Through Vietnam Holiday Package 2018

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Thanks to its colonial structures, sparkling bays, gorgeous beaches, stunning landscapes, exotic cuisine, and colorful culture, Vietnam is always appealing to many honeymooners in all parts of the world. So, if you are newly married couples and wondering where to go in the S-shaped country for unforgettable and meaningful experiences, then Vietnam Holiday Package 2018 […]

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Bun Cha Hanoi

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Bun Cha Hanoi One of the iconic dishes in Hanoi, Bun Cha is one of our favourite of all street foods in Vietnam. What’s not to love? It’s got two types of pork, a smoking hot grill, a tangy fish sauce dip, tons of fresh veggies and noodles. What is Bun Cha Hanoi? Bun Cha […]

Visit Myanmar 2018 Tips For Newcomers To Gain Unforgettable Memories

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Fall in love with the Buddhist temples and monasteries, pristine white beaches, and ancient Asian culture? Then, it is time to visit Myanmar, or commonly known as Burma. Here is a must-see destination for those who are fond of Buddha and beaches. What makes the country apart from the crowd is a collection of numerous […]

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Hike China – Beijing & Hangzhou Hiking Plans & Tips

by kylelong @ UnTour Food Tours

Hiking in China – What to know Touring China does not have to be all ancient temples, museums and big cities. When you’re traveling in the world’s most populous country, it takes a bit of effort to avoid the crowds – why not add a little adventure to the effort and a day or two

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Eat Well While Doing Good With UnTour Shanghai During Chi Fan For Charity 2017!

by jamie @ UnTour Food Tours

UnTour Food Tours is excited to be the first non-restaurant partner in the history of Chi Fan For Charity! This annual event – the largest F&B charity event in Asia – brings together restaurants and diners to create set menus – all proceeds are donated to two awesome charities. In 2016, CFFC Shanghai raised RMB

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Australian East Coast Road Trip Itinerary

by Petra @ The Global Couple

The East Coast of Australia is the perfect place for a road trip - there are amazing beaches, cute towns, and of course the city of Sydney to explore.

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One Day in Saigon

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a Saigon is a vibrant and hectic city. To really absorb the culture and lifestyle of Vietnamese people in this city requires travelers to spend at least a month here. However, not everyone has that kind of time and sometimes, visitors can only spend a day in this urban jungle. Fear […]

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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

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.

Luang Prabang

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

A Walking Tour of Luang Prabang

Tamarind Laos: The Best Cooking School in Laos

The 60 Best Lighthouses in the World

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

What is it about lighthouses that appeal to so many people? We live next to two lighthouses in Australia, and we love them. So maybe that has something to do with it. Check …

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An Illustrated Guide To Vietnam’s Motorbikers

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

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

by Ekaterina @ Happy Bellyfish

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SAIGON STREET FOOD

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

Golden Dragon Water Puppet shows in Saigon

by Binh Bui @ Scooter Tour Saigon

The main water-puppet venue, with shows starting at 5:00PM, 6:30PM and 7:45PM and lasting about 50 minutes. Program “Uncle Tễu” A Rural M.C. and a Friend of the Poor The Dragon in the Soul of the Vietnamese Peacefull Childhood in Countryside Traditional Daily Life in Rural Villages Heroic Legends an...

Las Vegas

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN SIN CITY - WHERE TO PLAY, STAY & EAT

(and part of) ROAD TRIP! COAST TO COAST ACROSS THE USA IN 3-4 WEEKS

Saigon Street Food Tour of Ho Chi Minh City by Motorbike

Saigon Street Food Tour of Ho Chi Minh City by Motorbike


Contented Traveller

One of the best ways to understand this sprawling and the frenetic city is to do a Saigon Street Food Tour of Ho Chi Minh City by Motorbike .. at night

Discover: Clipperton Island

by @ Wikitravel

If you somehow find yourself visiting Clipperton Island and lack things to do (understandably), try running around the island and timing yourself; the record circumnavigation time is one hour and 17 minutes.

Yellowstone National Park

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

FROM OUR US NP EXPERTS: THINGS TO DO IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK + HOW TO PLAN YOUR TRIP

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

by Yourlocalbooking.com @

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

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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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Where to Get Your Xiaomi or iPhone Fixed in Shanghai

by kylelong @ UnTour Food Tours

PLUS How to Get Your Phone Fixed Via Wechat So you dropped your Xiaomi or iphone on one of Shanghai’s many marble floors and now the shiny little screen looks like a cracked mirror that will bring you seven years of bad luck? Never fear. There are tons of places around town to get it fixed, but

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Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We always recommend travelers in Vietnam to definitely try what the locals call “ốc”, which literally means “snails”, though its meaning is actually going out and enjoying seafood, including crabs, shrimps, oyster and yes, snails. However these ốc restaurants usually have only a 5 to 10...

Rome

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

Europe By Rail in 25 Day - Cost & Itinerary

The ultimate snorkeling adventures in Bora Bora

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Bora Bora's lagoons draw snorkelers from all over the world. Here's how to experience them yourself.

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Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

Good things come in threes — and in Japan, the list includes views, castles, gardens, mountains, hot springs and giant Buddha statues.

Many great reasons to visit Kilkenny, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Top 10 Dishes for Ho Chi Minh Food Tour

Top 10 Dishes for Ho Chi Minh Food Tour


Travel Sense Asia

Ho Chi Minh City which is also known as Sai Gon offers an impressive array of food for its visitors. A Ho Chi Minh food tour through the bustling city enables you to discover more Vietnamese food than just Pho or Banh Mi. The complexity of flavors together with the fresh and simple ingredients will …

Chobe National Park

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

Black Friday-Cyber Monday: Get 25% Off Gift Certificates

by jamie @ UnTour Food Tours

UnTour turns SEVEN! It’s holiday time! WE’RE OFFERING 25% OFF ALL SHANGHAI & BEIJING GIFT CARDS! The holiday season is upon us and if UnTour was a child, it would be in that picky eating phase (ugh, the worst). As proud operators of a seven-year-old food tour and big fans of the holiday spirit, we’re offering

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THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

The best motorbike tour in Saigon

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

This is in regards to the night food tour. Also, this is a completely honest and unbiased review. I did this tour last night and it blew my mind. I have done other companies and other cities and this was certainly the best without a doubt. We were taken to parts of Saigon that you […]

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Everything We Ate in South Korea

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

This is (almost) all the food we ate during our 2 weeks in South Korea. The absolute number one thing we were looking forward to in South Korea was the food. It did not disappoint. We were introduced to new dishes we had never had before, and some old dishes that we had eaten bastardized [...]

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Oudtshoorn

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

24 hours in Dublin

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Let’s face it, 24 hours in Dublin is never going to be enough time, but if that’s all you’ve got, then here is how to make the most of it. 24 hours in Dubl

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Los Angeles

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

Roadtrip! Coast to Coast Across the USA in 3-4 Weeks

GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL: 48 HOURS IN LA: THINGS TO DO, WHERE TO STAY AND WHAT TO EAT!

Foodie Flashcards: Week 1 – Hotpot

by kylelong @ UnTour Food Tours

Hungry to improve your Chinese vocabulary, but don’t know where to dig in? Welcome to our weekly Foodie Flashcard series. Follow along, study these morsels of knowledge, then dig in at your local restaurant to fully digest the information. What is it: Sometimes called Chinese fondue, hotpot is a fun DIY meal where diners dip

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The best bowl of Vietnamese cake soup/banh canh is at Banh Danh Long Huong near Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Before ringing in the new year with a healthy vegan recipe, telling you about my recent snowboard trip to Whistler, and filling you in on our Christmas plans, I was narrating my last travel to Vietnam where I finally found the best bowl of pho in Saigon. During this vacation, my family and I also […]

The best food and drink in Queenstown, New Zealand

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Eat the best food in Queenstown and Arrowtown with this guide. Featuring everything from food truck tacos to winery lunches, you'll find something you like!

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Dallas

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

Guest Post from a Local: 48 Hours in Dallas - Things To Do, Where to Stay & Where To Eat!

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...

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

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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Banh Cuon

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Banh Cuon When one thinks of Vietnamese breakfast, the many different noodle soups that litter the street food landscape come to mind. Most of the time, that is true for me as I can hardly turn down a great bowl of pho. But when I do, it’s probably for banh cuon. What is banh cuon? […]

Shangli Ancient Village // This is Sichuan, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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