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Insider’s View. Episode 7 – Jean Ngo (The Expat Shop)

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Editor’s Note: Episode 7 of Insider’s view comes from Jean Ngo, owner of “The Expat Shop.” Jean is yet another visitor who fell in love with this crazy city while on holidays and returned to make Saigon her home. As...

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General Cost of Things

General Cost of Things


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Our guide to General Cost of Things by our Vietnam local expert - General Costs of Things and Shoestring Budget in Vietnam...

These Milo Ice Balls In Malaysia Will Change The Way You Look At Milo Forever

by Farzana @ Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

It’s pretty safe to say that if we can eat milo, we will (we love it that much!). If you’re a hardcore milo lover like us, don’t resort to eating the powder just yet. The new food trend to take over Malaysia is none other than these heavenly tasty milo ice balls. Now, who says you […]

Things to do in Guatemala as a Solo Female Traveler

by Sam Townsend @ Drink Tea & Travel

This post was contributed by our Solo Female Travel Expert, Sam Townsend Guatemala is a small Central American country that is often missed off travel itineraries and overshadowed by its apparently safer and more publicized neighbours. However, having lived in Guatemala for over 9 months I have found it to be a treasure chest full of […]

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Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Lagom is the key to unlocking the Swedish psyche, and it governs all aspect of Swedish society. In this interview, Lola A. Åkerström talks about why lagom is about more than just balance, and what it's like to assimilate into life in Sweden as a writer and photographer.

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Zagora, Morocco

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Travel costs and prices for Zagora, Morocco

Eat With a Local Saigon Family – An Amazing Experience!

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Once in awhile Hai and I get feedback from our readers that makes us feel great about what we’re doing here at Eating Saigon! In this case, Justin and his friends from Michigan, USA shared their thoughts about their recent home-cooked Saigon dinner with our family hosts, Hà and Hà. Seems they had a wonderful Eat With [Read on ...]

How to Recognize Ethical Wildlife Experience in South East Asia

by Sara Uduwela @ Drink Tea & Travel

This post was contributed by our Asia Pacific Expert, Sara Uduwela. Asia is full of exotic animal interactions. It is one of the main draws for tourism. The western world is filled with boundaries and limitations, and people often fantasize about visiting Thailand so that they can pet a tiger or ride an elephant. But the truth […]

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Sighisoara, Romania

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Travel costs and prices for Sighisoara, Romania

The cost of traveling for two years.

by Jimmy @

“How much does it cost to travel for two years?” “How can you afford to go away for so long?” “Did you win the lottery or something?” These were the most commonly asked questions while I was travelling. My simple … Read all about it!

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Homemade Hoisin Sauce Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Love hoisin sauce with pho and in other Asian dishes? Make it yourself! I didn’t think it would be easy, but for the sake of excellent pho and the desire to offer a gluten-free hoisin recipe in The Pho Cookbook, I experimented for about two weeks to come up with an excellent recipe. Now, you...

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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)


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

Places to eat in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Travelfish.org

Places to eat in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Travelfish.org


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An opinionated restaurant, entertainment and eating out travel guide for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Flying to Ho Chi Minh on VietJetAir - The Occasional Traveller

Flying to Ho Chi Minh on VietJetAir - The Occasional Traveller


The Occasional Traveller

Wonder how VietJetAir flights are? Here's the lowdown on being treated like a SkyBoss on Vietnam's newest budget airline from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City

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

Cyber Monday: All Books and Courses Up to 50% Off!

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

This Cyber Monday, all of my books and courses are up to 60% off! If you've ever thought about learning to blog, improving your writing or photography, or wanted to become a travel vlogger then you'll definitely want to check out this sale! There is something for everyone, but the sale won't last so don't wait!

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Staying at the Gorilla Safari Lodge in Bwindi National Park in Uganda

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

Bwindi National Park is the premier destination for mountain gorilla tracking in Uganda. The park is home to over half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas and draws in thousands of visitors to the area. Those planning a visit to this area have lots of accommodation options. Every sector of the park has lodging […]

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Lounge Review: Turkish Airlines International CIP Lounge

by Breada Potts @ The Shoestring Trekkers

The first time I entered an airport lounge was over ten years ago.  I was flying to Peru with my god family and my godfather traveled frequently for work so he had status, thus getting us all access to a lounge in Dallas during our layover.  I can’t remember exactly what the lounge was like, … Continue reading "Lounge Review: Turkish Airlines International CIP Lounge"

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Puerto Madryn, Argentina

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Travel costs and prices for Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Paul Thomas Anderson Reveals His Favorite Film of 2017 in Twitter Q&A

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Paul Thomas Anderson Reveals His Favorite Film of 2017 in Twitter Q&A

The Road Trip Across America – #JimmyEatsAmerica

by Jimmy @

“A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is not what it is built for.” ― Albert Einstein I’ve just reached a three month milestone in Sydney, where I haven’t had to jump on to a long distance plane, … Read all about it!

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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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Fort-de-France, Martinique

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Travel costs and prices for Fort-de-France, Martinique

Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 – One Of The Best Taiwanese Beef Noodles In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 is known to be one of the best Taiwanese beef noodle joints in Taipei, well-known for its spicy soup. This two-level restaurant serves up signature Beef Noodles with tender Australian beef and chewy noodles in a flavourful broth, definitively a winner judging by the line in front of this dining establishment. (The other famous shop in the neighbourhood is 老张牛肉麵店 Lao Zhang Beef Noodles.) I went at about 10:45am and there were about 2-3 people in the line. Thinking that it should be okay if I take a stroll around the neighbourhood, I returned at 11:00am only to see about 30 – 40 people in the queue already. Many of them brought along their luggage or entire families. Lesson learnt: Come early. Yong Kang Beef Noodles was founded back in 1963 by Mr. Cheng who originally from Szechuan in China. After he finished his military duties, Mr. Cheng decided to open a small stall at Yong Kang Street and sell beef noodles. The stall became an instant hit and started to attract both locals and people from China who moved here to Taipei City. After Mr. Cheng retired in the 1970s, the place was handed over to his protégé, Mr. Luo who is the current owner. As for the interior, it has not much changed over the years. There are dozens of tables and they are usually packed with customers. You will also see the counter with a menu to choose from. There is also a tourist-friendly English and Japanese menu with photos. Most of the tables are round and can accommodate up to 6 people. If you come solo or in a pair, you are likely to be seated with other patrons. Their signature dish is the Braised Beef with Noodles in Spicy...

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Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius), Caribbean Netherlands

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Travel costs and prices for Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius), Caribbean Netherlands

Why Backpacking in Cuba is Different than Anywhere Else

by Bailey Busslinger @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Only a couple of weeks ago I returned from a backpacking trip that was like no other I have ever been on, exploring the Caribbean island of Cuba! Arriving in Cuba was like taking a time machine back to the 1950’s, which is probably why travelling there was such a different experience - and such an unforgettable one.

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Luxury Coliving in the Serbian Countryside (My Review of Mokrin House)

by Chris @ Chris, the Freelancer

Shortly after arriving in Belgrade, my Serbian friend and fellow nomad, Serge put me in touch with Ivan from Mokrin House. Mokrin House (or just Mokrin, as I will refer to it in the rest of this article) is a coliving and coworking space tucked away in the quiet town of Mokrin in North-East Serbia. ...

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Zanzibar Beach & Mnemba Island Atoll From Above

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

Zanzibar is a unique destination in Africa renowned for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. The beaches are dotted with hotels and resorts and the waters near the island offer great snorkeling and diving. The northern coast is particularly picturesque, known for the beautiful Mnemba Island and the Mnemba Island atoll, a stunning reef […]

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

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

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

Chiang Mai Vegetarian & Vegan Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

Chiang Mai is a hot spot for vegetarian and vegan food. In this vegetarian and vegan food guide, I share all my favourite places to eat in Chiang Mai. Expect Thai curries, pad Thai, Burmese tea leaf salads and more smoothies than you can shake a bamboo straw at. When our flight to Bali was cancelled […]

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Visiting Aomori Prefecture in Japan

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

Aomori Prefecture is at the northern tip of Honshu (the largest island of Japan). Like many casual visitors to Japan with no ties to the country, I had never heard of Aomori. There are 47 prefectures (like a province or state) in Japan, and Aomori is one of the lesser visited of Japan. [Map of […]

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide


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A comprehensive budget travel guide to the city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam with tips and advice on things to do, see, ways to save money, and cost information.

The Lion, Brewery and Restaurant

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Escape Hunt Experience Ho Chi Minh City

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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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7 Reasons Iceland Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

by Heesun @ Me Want Travel

Iceland is a gorgeous country and has been receiving its fair share of hype due to social media. I went in March 2016 and it was 100% worth it, even though it was cold AF (I’m not going to lie to you). Here are 7 reasons why Iceland should be your next travel destination. 7 Reasons Why Iceland Should Be Your Next Travel Destination 1. Waterfalls – Waterfalls are EVERYWHERE in Iceland. It was pretty standard to see at least one an hour when we were driving. Here are just two examples, the first is Seljalandsfoss and the second is Haifoss (the ending -foss denotes that it is a waterfall). 2. Icelandic horses – As you drive around the Ring Road or throughout Iceland’s beautiful scenery, you will most likely chance upon some Icelandic horses. They’re extremely adorable and remind me of ponies. Sometimes, they’re so still that you feel like you’re looking at a photograph, with only their tails blowing in the wind to hint at their realness. 3. Double rainbows on the regular – With its random rains, seeing double rainbows in Iceland is a pretty regular magical occurrence. And being in Iceland, you have the added benefit of a dope […]

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Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide 2018 | Ho Chi Minh City Tourism - KAYAK

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide 2018 | Ho Chi Minh City Tourism - KAYAK


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Planning to visit Ho Chi Minh City? Discover how to get there, where to stay, what to do, where to eat and more, in the best guide to Ho Chi Minh City, from KAYAK.

Our Favourite Places In The World To Stargaze

by Mack & Laura @ Drink Tea & Travel

This post was contributed by our Couples Travel Experts, Mack & Laura. The night sky is magical. It captivates us, transports us, and makes us feel as though we are a part of something so much bigger than ourselves; it always has and it always will. Laura and I believe that spending a night beneath […]

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How Much Money Do I Need For Vietnam

How Much Money Do I Need For Vietnam


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If you're wondering "How Much Money Do I Need For Vietnam?", see our guide to the prices of Vietnam food, booze, accommodation, travelling and activities

These 8 Reasons Will Make You Choose Chiang Mai Over Bangkok

by Faruq Senin @ Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

Thailand’s charming northern city is a greener and quieter alternative to its capital Bangkok. With its relatively cool climate, laid-back atmosphere and friendly locals, it’s no wonder that Chiang Mai has been dubbed the “Rose of the North”. Whether you’re looking for an endless adventure or just want to take it slow, Chiang Mai has […]

[INFOGRAPHIC] 9 Signs You Are Missing Your Life Purpose

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

You may consider uncovering your life purpose to be peripheral to your everyday life. It seems like something you might do once you get everything else in life figured out: once the kids grow up and your debt is paid off, or maybe once you find your soul mate who will take care of you, then

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

I love New Year’s resolutions. The new year is a great time to reflect on what your life is and what you would like it to become. The word “resolution”, “to resolve,” implies that all you have to do to meet your goals is just make up your mind. But that’s not true. It’s not

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

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

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

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City


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

Tips on Sleeping in the Airport During an Overnight Layover

by Sharon @ Me Want Travel

Headed to Hong Kong, I noticed last minute that I purchased a flight containing an overnight layover in Beijing. I didn’t really want to venture outside of the airport to explore the city, and I heard it wasn’t abnormal to sleep over in the airport. So I decided to try spending a night in the airport for my first time ever! Tips on Sleeping in the Airport During an Overnight Layover My Story: I arrived at the Beijing airport on maybe 4-5 hours of sleep. I had only slept about 3-4 hours prior to my flight (I have sleep issues), and I only slept a max of 1 hour on the flight. So I was obviously exhausted. It took about 1 hour to pass through security for transfers (Beijing airport lines tend to be long). It was pretty tiring standing in line as I was feeling nauseous from the lack of sleep. I had to find a place to rest! I learned there were sleeping pods in the airport so I took a look. They had one, and it wasn’t taken. So I tried to sleep in this: I ended up being unable to because I kept worrying about how […]

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Top Places to Visit in Mexico City

by Heesun @ Me Want Travel

Mexico City is a beautiful place and is having a bit of a moment with all the travel blogger hype. If you’re a fan of architecture and/or design, you will love Mexico City with its brightly colored homes, courtyards, and greenery. If you don’t, you can directly complain to me or blame it on me. Oh yea, you can also check out the pyramids at Teotihuacan, which were created around 100 BC, nbd. And the food…I pretty much lived on a diet of tacos and determined that it was the lifestyle I was meant to live. Also, please buckle in and prepare for a crap ton of solo shots because Mexico City is so damn photogenic. Top Places to Visit in Mexico City 1. La Casa Azul – aka Frida Kahlo’s home. The use of color and print in her home is awesome and so is learning how deeply this woman influenced art and fashion. She even became a symbol of the feminist movement. It was crazy to learn more about her personal life, like how she suffered from polio, then survived a horrible bus accident, married fellow artist Diego Rivera who was 20 years her senior, Diego slept with her […]

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How to Spend an Overnight Layover in Denver, Colorado

by Sharon @ Me Want Travel

In September I traveled around the US for about 2 weeks. I initially purchased a flight to visit my friend in Austin, Texas but found that the flight included a one night layover in Denver. In the end I thought it would actually be kind of cool to spend a night in a new state (I had never visited Colorado before). I had no idea what to expect as the only thing I knew about Colorado was that it was one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana… I got into Denver quite late, unfortunately, arriving to the AirBnB around 5-6 PM. My flight was also early the next day, so I only had maybe 4-5 hours to explore the city. The host was nice enough to give me a ride to downtown Denver. How to Spend an Overnight Layover in Denver, Colorado 16th Street Mall My host dropped me off at the 16th Street Mall, which is actually a one-mile long street of restaurants and stores. They have a free shuttle that you can take up and down the street. Here’s a picture I took of a drunk girl riding it… Poke at Menya Noodle Bar I decided […]

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Tomi Lahren's Great-Great-Grandfather Was An Illegal Immigrant Who Probably Forged His Papers

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Tomi Lahren's Great-Great-Grandfather Was An Illegal Immigrant Who Probably Forged His Papers

Reasons To Fall In Love With Saigon (Part One)

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City is the biggest city of Vietnam. Saigon is lively and full of the friendliest of people. Saigon is rapidly growing. Saigon is vintage with all the old buidings and constructions from the last century. Saigon is beautiful with all of its colors of life. If you ever come to […]

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Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back)

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Eating my way through Batam in 24 Hours

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

Singapore's easiest getaway option is the nearby Batam Island, part of Indonesia's Riau Islands. Here's what I did (re: ate) in Batam in just 24 hours.

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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

An exploration of Vietnamese Food from North to the South

by Jimmy @

Vietnamese food is simple, yet exciting and loved by millions around the world – me especially. After the first year of travel primarily through Latin America, I felt that I should spend the majority of the second year in the country of my heritage. What I … Read all about it!

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These 10 Amazing Halal SG Eateries Will Definitely Be Open During CNY 2018

by Nabillah @ Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

Just as your Chinese friends have been looking forward to their reunion dinners this Lunar New Year, you too can start planning your own feast! It’s the long weekend after all – time to give yourself a treat for surviving the first two months of 2018. 🎉 Credit: giphy If you’re here, you’re probably looking for the […]

Climbing Mount Pico: All You Need To Know For an Epic Hike

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

During my last trip to Azores, I had the pleasure of climbing Mount Pico in Pico island. Here’s my experience and how you can get to the top safely. While it’s not by any means amongst the tallest in the world, Mount Pico can be deceptively difficult to conquer which leads to many failed climb […]

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Maison Marou – Best Chocolate in Saigon, or Anywhere?

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Maison Marou 167-169 Calmette Street District 1 +84-873005010 09:00 am – 22:00 pm ************************************************************************ Fifteen years ago, when I first began traveling back and forth between Vietnam and California, there were two predictable requests by my Vietnamese friends about what items I must buy in the USA and bring back for them upon my return [Read on ...]

Cost of Living in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (Spending Report) | Me Want Travel

Cost of Living in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (Spending Report) | Me Want Travel


Me Want Travel

Here is my spending report that discusses the cost of living in Ho Chi Minh City including food, accoms, transportation, entertainment costs and more.

ONE DAY OF A VIETNAMESE: WHAT DO I EAT?”

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

Have you ever wondered that how a day of Vietnamese is like? A fashionista may ask: “What do you wear?” A wanderlust may raise a question: “Where do you go?” But a food lover may wonder: “What do you eat?” And here, today, I, a Saigonese and a food lover show you what a typical […]

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How to Choose the Best Backpacking Backpack in 2018

by Sharon @ Me Want Travel

Although suitcases have taken over the traveling world for many years, backpacks are increasing in popularity with the rise in world travelers and backpacker culture. It could be argued that backpacks are even more convenient than carrying a suitcase. Perhaps it is the fact that backpacks allow more freedom and ease of travel when getting through airports, going up or down stairs, or crossing busy streets with rocky pavement. Purchasing a new travel backpack should be seen as an investment, as you should be choosing a quality pack that will do its job without too much wear and tear. That doesn’t mean that you need to blow your savings (that could be used for travel) when there are plenty of affordable backpacks out there! Many backpacks are also carry-on friendly to cut down on extra travel costs. But with so many options you may be wondering what some of the main features to look for are. So, to help you out, we have made a list with a few tips and backpack suggestions before you go out and make your purchase! Without further ado, here is our guide on how to choose the best backpacking backpack in 2018. 1. Front […]

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Best Airbnbs in Reykjavik for a Winter Break

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

Let me share my Airbnb wishlist for Reykjavik, Iceland. Read my list of the best Airbnbs in Reykjavik, including budget rooms, perfect apartments and luxury rental homes.  Winter season has got me dreaming about white snow and cold countries. I was just sixteen when I went on my first trip to Iceland – it was short […]

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Limited-Time Only: Get Up to a 60% Bonus on Purchased United Miles

Limited-Time Only: Get Up to a 60% Bonus on Purchased United Miles

by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Buying miles isn’t the ideal way to accumulate travel rewards — using a credit card or earning miles from shopping portals or dining programs are all generally preferable — and buying miles speculatively isn’t recommended since miles are a bad long-term investment. However, if you have a specific redemption in mind and the cost of the miles …

Alaska Airlines Debuts New Employee Uniforms, Its First Combined With Virgin America

Alaska Airlines Debuts New Employee Uniforms, Its First Combined With Virgin America

by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Disclaimer: Alaska wants its employees to be the first to see the new uniforms, so photos of the custom-made garments have yet to be released to the media. We will update this story with photos once we get them. Alaska Airlines debuted the latest change to its airline in its ongoing merger with Virgin America. …

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Costs & Prices - The War Remnants Museum, The Reunification Palace, & Thien Hau Pagoda | BudgetYourTrip.com

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Costs & Prices - The War Remnants Museum, The Reunification Palace, & Thien Hau Pagoda | BudgetYourTrip.com


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Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. It previously served as the capital of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam).

Grand-Bourg, Guadeloupe

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Travel costs and prices for Grand-Bourg, Guadeloupe

Malt - Bar and Restaurant

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An unexpected dining experience in Saigon.

by Jimmy @

“Is this a restaurant or somebody’s home?” I asked a stranger inside as I stood at the apartment doorway. He looked at me oddly and replied that it indeed was somebody’s home. From the sounds of the conversations echoing from inside, deep down, … Read all about it!

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Why You’re Too Busy (And What to Do About It)

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

“How are you?” “Busy.” “Crazy, as usual.” “It’s been insane around here.” This seems to be the mantra in offices and homes around the country. Why are we so busy? We have more luxuries than any generation before could ever imagine. Any piece of information we need is available at our fingertips at any moment;

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Marina Square – 1-For-1 Buffets, Chirashi, Oysters, Amazing Dining Discounts And FREE E-Vouchers

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

1-for-1 Buffets, 1-for-1 Chirashi Don, 1-for-1 Oysters, $5 off your favourite meal, 10-20% OFF your dining bill… these are just some of the incredible dining deals found at Marina Square. Marina Square has just launched an all-NEW app, which includes over 100 dining and shopping deals exclusively via the app (download from App Store or Google Play). If you are going to dine at Marina Square, I would encourage you to use the app to enjoy all the cost-savings. Redemption of the deals is extremely easy: just open the app, click on “Deals”, scan the QR code and enjoy the promotion! Here are 10 Restaurant & Cafes found at Marina Square, and the Special Dining Deals they offer: reDPan #02-03/04 Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm, extended till 11pm on Fridays Marina Square App Deal: FREE house beverage with every main purchase Set up by DP Architects and The Food Explorer Group behind Cookyn Inc and Grub, redpan is all about “local fun dining”. Their best-selling dish continues to be the Prawn & Hae Bi Hiam Pasta ($19), tossed with sakura ebi and sautéed prawns, using a house-made paste from Chef Mervyn Phan’s (from Cookyn) grandmother’s recipe. Also look out for the Bak Chor Foie Gras Pasta ($19) which provides a new interpretation to one of our favourite local dish, added with foie gras; and Cold Pasta with House-Cured Salmon ($20) aromatic with a touch of truffle oil. Get the house-concocted beverage such as the refreshing Roselle Sour Plum Soda, Lychee Earl Grey Tea, or Lemongrass with Gula Melaka. Emporium Shokuhin – Senmi Sushi #01-18 Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Marina Square App Deal: 1-for-1 Chirashi Don & Hokkaido Don Freshness is the key to all the thick-cut sashimi slices and sushi offered at Senmi Sushi. I am a personal fan...

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Joel McHale Unveils New Comedy Show Coming to Netflix

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Joel McHale Unveils New Comedy Show Coming to Netflix

4 P’s Pizza – Saigon’s Best

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

4 P’s PIZZA 8 Thu Khoa Huan, District 1 (immediately behind Bến Thành Market) +84-8-3622-0500 (Reservation Only) ***************************************************** Once in a while, Hai and I decide to leave Saigon’s streets and enjoy dinner inside a “fully-enclosed” eatery. And we recently decided to do it in real style! Not only had we convinced ourselves that we deserved an [Read on ...]

Knife Sharpening and Maintenance Tips

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Folks, working with a new blogging system is confusing. I made a mistake with part of this post. For a Japanese knife buying guide, see my 2017 Gift Guide for Curious and Obsessive Cooks. For this post, I’m focusing on how I keep my all of my knives in ship-sharp shape. Read on! Since I’d invested...

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Brasov, Romania

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Travel costs and prices for Brasov, Romania

Specialty Delivery Services: Digitally-Driven And To Your Door

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

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

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Le Méridien Saigon l Ho Chi Minh City 5-Star Hotel

Le Méridien Saigon l Ho Chi Minh City 5-Star Hotel


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Climbing Kilimanjaro | Lemosho Trek to the Roof of Africa

by Editor @ Drink Tea & Travel

Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro was by far the biggest mental and physical challenge we have ever undertaken on our travels, but with the help of an amazing team from Kilimanjaro Brothers (www.kilimanjarobrothers.com), we managed to reach the top and conquer Africa’s tallest mountain! We choose to ascend using the Lemosho 8-Day route, selecting it for its […]

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Chiều Cháo Lòng

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Chiều Cháo Lòng 26 Huỳnh Mẫn Đạt Bình Thạnh District 0934 324557 ******************************* One of my favorite memories from my years living in Hanoi (already 10 years ago now), is a small cháo lòng eatery just a few blocks from my apartment there. On a chilly Hanoi winter morning, there was nothing better for breakfast than [Read on ...]

Photo Essay: CET Florence

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Tessa Carreiro, (Brandeis University) CET Florence, Fall 2017                    

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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.

Baltimore Pizza Spot Points Out that Italy Was Once Considered a 'Shithole,' Too

Baltimore Pizza Spot Points Out that Italy Was Once Considered a 'Shithole,' Too

by Jelisa Castrodale @ Munchies

Hersh's menu modification is in response to Trump's recent comments about Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa.

Belgrade Wrap-Up: One Month as a Digital Nomad in Europe’s Most Under-Rated Capital

by Chris @ Chris, the Freelancer

Note: Photo taken in Niš in Serbia, not Belgrade. I forgot to get a good photo! I’ll be honest. Belgrade looked a little boring from a distance. It’s list of top attractions includes various churches and temples and an old fortress, a list that you could realistically cover in a single day. However, I now write ...

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Hot and Sour Soup Recipe (Suan La Tang)

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Simple and satisfying soups are commonly served with other dishes to make a multi-dish Asian meal but you don’t always have to follow convention! When autumn’s chill recently set in big time, I decided to make a pot of hot-and-sour soup for lunch. It was a main dish bowl of soup, the star of the...

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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

Saigon on A Budget - Tips for Cheap Foods, Transportation, Activities

Saigon on A Budget - Tips for Cheap Foods, Transportation, Activities


The Christina's Blog

Ho Chi Minh City remains a place that can be enjoyed if you have tight money. Here is some tips to do Saigon on a budget.

Where To Go in Malaysia

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

In this Malaysia travel guide, we explore where to go in Malaysia and the best travel destinations. We’ll take you to the towering skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur, the lush green tea fields of the Cameron Highlands and the bustling art-laden cultural city of George Town. We loved Malaysia. But I should say up-front that we’re […]

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Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop 陳記專業蚵仔麵線 – Possibly The Best Mee Sua In Taipei

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[Taipei] Ah Zong Mian Xian, otherwise known as Ay Chung Rice Noodles 阿宗麵線 used to be my favourite Mee Sua from Taipei. When I say “used to”, it could be as far a decade back when it was crowded, but not flooded with tourists like now. Unfortunately, the standard and consistency was not like in the past as the store gets more commercialised. I was recommended to Chen Ji Mee Sua 陳記專業蚵仔麵線, or Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop. Many call it the “Best Mee Sua in Taipei”, with “original local taste without over promoting”. Mee Sua is a Taiwanese dish that is basically a vermicelli soup included with large pork intestine or oysters. The noodles served with the soup should never fall apart or stick together. At least, this is what the general rule is. Chen Ji Mee Sua looked like an average Taiwanese food stand. No fanciful interior, just a counter where you can order food, and a couple of tables outside the shop. A large bowl大碗is priced at NT$65 (SGD$2.90), smaller bowl大碗at NT$50 (SGD$2.25), with clear vermicelli soup清麵線at NT$35 (SGD$1.60). If you like your pig’s intestines, then you would love the Mee Sua here. I found the pieces extremely soft, tender, and flavourful, and as a friend @eileen_eats_alot described, ”clean unlike some that have strong porky flavour”. I bought both large and small bowls to compare, and found the large bowl to be a lot more generous in ingredients. For the amount of oysters given, this bowl is reasonably priced. The consistency was smooth and thick without being sticky. Tip: Have it plain before adding some chilli and vinegar for more layered taste. I tried about 8 different bowls of Mee Sua in Taipei, this ranks as my top so far. In order to reach...

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Holden & Green Shoe Review: A Whole New Footwear Perspective From A New Brand

by Paul Anthony @

There are many factors that contribute to a piece of clothing's style quotient. Those factors could be fit, construction, color scheme, and a multitude of others. One factor that we also talk about often is uniqueness, or rarity. This isn't to say that common pieces don't look good, but rather that they just don't stand [...]

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Sihanoukville – The New Macau of Southeast Asia

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

“Guess how many casinos are in Sihanoukville”, my taxi driver asked as we drove from the train station. “20”, I said with confidence. I had read a news report about it recently and I felt certain with my answer, even though it seemed like a ridiculously high number. “55”, he said. I don’t know if […]

A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God

A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

A throaty tenor danced across the inky night, joined moments later by a chorus of lighter voices. The empty footpath widened as I approached the Kartlis Deda statue. The disembodied voices echoed across the cool night. Lit in soft green, Mother Georgia towered above me. The nearby voices lifted in perfect harmony, swelling as the ethereal melody penetrated […]

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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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7 Natural Beauty Brands From Vietnam

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

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

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Budget Food Guide to Vietnam

Budget Food Guide to Vietnam


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In Vietnam, a great way to experience local culture is by tasting some of the street food. Vietnamese food can be expensive but it's also budget-friendly.

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which Vietnam City Is Right For You?

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Struggling making a decision between Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh for your upcoming trip to Vietnam? In this article I’m comparing both cities in terms of food, safety, places to visit and overall vibe for you to decide its overall travel potential. Which one is the right for you? Vietnam is not the easiest of […]

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Where I’m At: November, 2017 – Chiang Mai edition

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Chiang Mai! I’ve been here for nearly two weeks on a visa run from Vietnam. In that time I’ve completed a new map of current and proposed railways of Southeast Asia. [Click here for […]

Restaurant Owner Notices Fish Is Still Alive, Releases It Back into Ocean

Restaurant Owner Notices Fish Is Still Alive, Releases It Back into Ocean

by Jelisa Castrodale @ Munchies

"I've never seen a fish so tenaciously attached to life," Braghieri said.

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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Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa 115 Phan Đăng Lưu Street, P.7 Phú Nhuận District DT: 0915 762 076 DT: 0121 547 3763 Facebook:Chuối Nếp Nướng Nam Bộ *************************************************** If you’re in Saigon, and can’t quite make it to the Mekong River Delta countryside, don’t despair. There’s still a way to find yourself inside a Mekong [Read on ...]

Travel to Sapa – Homestays and More

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Terre-de-Haut, Guadeloupe

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Travel costs and prices for Terre-de-Haut, Guadeloupe

Back To Black With Conceptual Artist Phuc Van Dang

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Phuc Van Dang is an artist and storyteller who moved to Denmark when he was only nine. He now lives in a converted former prison that has become a cultural hub in the central Danish town of Horsens. Phuc works in a restricted palette of black and white in different mediums—ceramics, painting, and drawing—and with […]

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Cravat Club Review: Designed & Made In England Fine Silk Ascots, Cravats & Scarves

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As a man who's tried many a sartorial venture, I have never stepped into the world of silk neckwear outside of ties. My curiosity around ascots has increased as I've aged, and while I'm not an old man, the years have put a few grey hairs in my beard and I'm into the idea of [...]

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A Little Story… How One Maasai Tribe Is Changing the Face of Responsible Tourism

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

The sharp guffaw of a wild baboon startled me from sleep. Close as a whisper, the eerie sound ricocheted through my dreams. I awoke in full fight or flight response mode. My eyes whipped open, careening around the space; they slowly adjusted to the soft ochre light emanating from the banked campfire. From somewhere outside the dim […]

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Hai Van Pass & Coastal Adventure – Hue to Hoi An

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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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Backpacking Vietnam - Average Prices of Common Goods

Backpacking Vietnam - Average Prices of Common Goods


The Shoestring Trekkers

How much is a hostel bed? A beer? A pack of smokes? Find out those and more with our post of the average costs of goods in Vietnam!

Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

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Travel costs and prices for Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

Sugar Miss – Popular Instagrammable Marble Cube Cake And Marble Cheese Cake At Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] One of Taipei’s most instagrammable dessert café of late has to be Sugar Miss, with photos of their famed Marble Cube Cake trending in several social media feeds (at least the Chinese ones). The Marble Cube Cakes come with varied fillings of matcha, raspberry and taro, available in very limited quantities. Each is priced about NT$240 – 265 (SGD$10.80 – SGD$11.90), considered on the higher side for Taiwan, though Singaporeans should be used to these prices for cakes. Do note there is a minimum expenditure of NT$200 required for each customer, which should be easily met as long as you get a drink. Reservations are recommended, as the café can get very popular during the weekends. As I arrived about 2pm, there were just 2 Marble Cube Cake left. The décor looked rather “Lady M” – all clean, white with marbled tables, and ironically Lady M Taipei is just located a short distance away with a moderately long queue. The entire vibes felt rather ‘cold’ though, without the extreme friendliness you see at other Taipei café places. Other offerings included the best-selling Marble Cheese Cake (NT$190 per slice, SGD$8.50), and Mille Crepe Cakes with flavours of Matcha Milk, Earl Grey, Valrhona Chocolate, Taro and Seasonal Fruit (NT$180 – 230, SGD$8.00 – 10.30). The Marble Cube Cake was certainly a good-looker, different from other conventional cakes, placed on a marbled plate on white table. This café certainly knows about how to get good lighting for optimal photos. Unfortunately, taste wise, it wasn’t the most impressive. It was OKAY. While the top molten layer looked melty, it was solidified and didn’t add much taste wise. Beneath was a chiffon layer and raspberry fillings that didn’t quite flow at all. It was probably just this cake, as I have seen other versions...

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The 19 Best Travel Accessories To Save Space, Time And Money In 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This article is a comprehensive list of all the items and travel accessories that make your life easier when you are on the road. Based on my personal experience and the latest trends out there. How many have you got already? Let me start by saying I’ve seen loads of lists of “must-have” travel accessories […]

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7 Great Streets for Street Food in Saigon

7 Great Streets for Street Food in Saigon


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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 →

And the winner is….

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

I received thousands of submissions for my round the world contest, and I enjoyed reading every single one of them. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner. Today, I'm very excited to announce the official winner of the round the world contest! The journey begins next month.

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Connecting you to the local experience – My day out with Inspitrip

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Well, I haven’t been out on a trip for quite a while. (I think the last one was with Saigon Treasure Hunt) The main reason is, I’ve been totally flat out writing and editing the second edition of my book...

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Timisoara / Temesvar, Romania

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Travel costs and prices for Timisoara / Temesvar, Romania

How dangerous is it to cycle Bolivia’s infamous Death Road?

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

It was exhilarating, it was tiring, it was breathtaking. But how dangerous is it really to cycle the North Yungas Road, also known as the infamous Bolivia Death Road?

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Sibiu, Romania

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Travel costs and prices for Sibiu, Romania

Mellow Pan。メロ Singapore – 1st Japanese Melonpan Specialty Shop With Ice Cream At Our Tampines Hub

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The melonpan with ice cream, a Japanese sweet bun, reminded me of our popular local street food: Ice Cream Sandwich. The $1 Ice Cream Sandwich sold along the streets in pushcarts had always been one of Singapore’s Must-Eat items, so popular that it made into one of BuzzFeed’s listicles in 2016, which (unfortunately) went viral for the wrong reason. The Japanese melonpan (also known as melon bun) was named due to its outward appearance which resembled that of a rock melon, but in fact doesn’t taste like one traditionally. Located at the basement level of Our Tampines Hub is Singapore’s first melonpan specialty shop, offering Plain MelonPan in 2 different sizes: Small (1 for $2.60, 5 for $10) and Large (1 for $3.40, 3 for $9), MelonPan Gelato with 3 options: Small melon pan with 1 choice of flavour ($4.80), Small melon pan with 2 flavours ($6.80) and Large melon pan with 2 flavours ($7.80). Order and payment is first made at the casher before proceeding to the right for selection of gelato flavours from their wide selection on display. Interesting flavours include Avocado, Chendol, Honeycomb, Yuzu and D24 Durian, which are local and relatable. Toppings such as Sunflower seeds, Rainbow sprinkle and Peanuts are available at an additional $0.60 whereas durian toppings are priced at $2.50. I chose the Avocado and Black Sesame Gelato to go with my Large MelonPan Gelato ($7.80) that came with 2 rusks (twice-baked bread). The rusk actually acted as a “spoon” to scoop the gelato instead of licking or biting directly into it. I made the mistake of eating my “spoon” (accidentally) and ended up in a mess while licking the gelato though. The generous amount of gelato (which tasted more like ice cream with a harder texture and more solid shape) was actually...

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2432 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

2432 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


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Great savings on hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam online. Good availability and great rates. Read hotel reviews and choose the best hotel deal for your stay.

Eating Blind - Noir. Dining in the Dark - Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Eating Blind - Noir. Dining in the Dark - Ho Chi Minh City Highlights


Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Noir, Dining in the Dark Saigon offers a superb menu, fine wines, excellent service and an eating experience you won't forget in a hurry.

Using a Smartphone Camera Lens Kit To Boost Your Photos: Pixter Review

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Looking for a clever, effective and inexpensive way to boost your photos on your smartphone? Pixter might be the answer you’re looking for. This is a detailed review on of their attachable smartphone camera lens: the Super Fisheye! I confess I had a bit of prejudice against smartphone accessories. It’s just that I’ve seen so […]

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These 12 Influential Malaysian Women Are Making Waves Overseas

by Syaeeza Liana @ Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness,” as quoted by Oprah Winfrey. These influential women are the epitome of confidence, grace and ever-lasting strength. As days go by, they continue to build success not only in their hometowns, but also overseas. Credit: giphy.com These […]

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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12 Years Of Travel: Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall, UK

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Famous for its burgeoning surfing scene, Newquay also has some stunningly beautiful scenic walks along its cliffs too. Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall 21 May 2013, 2 Years Ago This Week: Less than fifty miles from where I grew up, I’d never been to Newquay until this visit to see a friend who I’d first met in […]

From Minority to Majority: On Navigating My Identity Abroad

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Stephanie Jamilla (George Washington University) Student Correspondent CET Vietnam, Fall 2017 As I sit on a bench on the Book Street (Đường Sách), which has become one of my favorite nooks of Saigon, and draft my final blog post, it strikes […]

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Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 – Instagrammable Fox And Rose Milk Tea, At Zhongxiao East Road Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Instagram has certainly changed consumer habits and how coffee shops keep themselves abreast in a very challenging market. Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 at Zhongxiao East Road got into the social media limelight with its very photogenic drinks of Rose Milk and Marsh Milk Tea aka Mr Fox Milk Tea. Sometimes, you get other animals on the drink. Do not discount Mr R Drinks, or “Yu Tian Xian Sheng” as another one of those just riding on the Instagram trend. The barista-owner is serious about his coffee, importing coffee beans from various parts of the world, offering hand-drips and takeaway cups. Until he was overwhelmed with orders. When I visited, the shop had a limited menu of Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10), Rose Milk, Strawberry Milk and Baileys Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Apple Cider (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Umeshu Soda (NT$140, SGD$6.30), Pikachu Soda (NT$65, SGD$2.90) and… Miso Soup (NT$90, SGD$4). As this is a one-man-show operation and lines can be long, every customer is limited to buying just one cup. During peak hours, you have to get a ticket first before queuing. The barista was seen frothing and making his drinks cup by cup, so wait can be rather long. Each cup took at least 5 to 10 minutes to make. I ordered the Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10) only because I was intrigued at the cute fox on the drink. Like how it got there? However, I was slightly disappointed when he handed me a hot frothy cup of milk tea on one hand, a fox on the other enclosed in a plastic packaging, and told me to put it on myself. I see. There wasn’t any 3D latte art involved. For the Rose Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80) drink though, he helped to carefully place the rose ‘biscuit’ made of egg white...

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Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice 金峰魯肉飯 – Popular Lu Rou Fan Eatery In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice is a well-known eatery (at least among the locals) in Taipei that serves one of the most popular Taiwanese dishes, “Lu Rou Fan” otherwise known as Braised Pork Rice). There are several other places in the Roosevelt Road (Luosifu Lu) neighbourhood that serve braised pork rice, but this hole-in-the-wall dining spot has a reputation for being the best in town. The good news is that this place is budget-friendly with reasonably priced dishes that come in big portions. Keep in mind that there is usually a line in front of Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice, especially during lunch hours. Do not expect too much from the interior, as this place is more like casual local eatery than an actual restaurant. The tables are close to one another, and there is a chance that you will have to share a table with other guests. If you are in a hurry, you can always take your food to go. The Braised Pork Rice, priced at NT$30, NT$40, NT$50 (SGD$1.30, SGD$1.80, SGD$2.50) for their small, medium and large bowls, is definitely the signature dish here at Jin Feng in Taipei. The dish is served with a large amount of rice and topped off with a slice of bitter melon and braised pork. One thing to note is that while Singaporeans are used to bowls with loads of meat with less rice. The reverse seems to apply to many Lu Rou Fan stalls in Taiwan where there is very little meat in contrast to rice. I also noticed that other restaurants that offer this dish tend to serve it with more fat than meat, which is not the case here. The draw to me was the savoury sauce on the fluffy rice, when paired with hot soup was...

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Canceling a Flight Too Early — Reader Mistake Story

Canceling a Flight Too Early — Reader Mistake Story

by The Points Guy @ The Points Guy

Today, I want to share a story from reader Lynn, who got hit with a fee for adjusting a ticket prematurely when plans changed. Here’s what she had to say: Our family of four was booked on an American Airlines flight to Saint Thomas a few summers ago, where we were going to take a ferry …

The Authentic Taste Of Saigon

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

Just imagine going to a whole different country, meeting the young and dynamic local people that are willing to take you to explore the best traditional food that you will never find on the Internet. What can possibly be more fun? 😉 Riding scooters, Eating vendors 6.45am, Tran Thi Thu Hong (senior at Foreign Trade […]

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Christmas Tours in England and Scotland

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

From the glistening, frosted landscapes to bustling Christmas markets on cobbled squares and carols carrying on the breeze, the UK is the ideal place to celebrate this very special time of year. Every destination is dressed with its finest decorations. During your Christmas Holidays in the UK you will make memories for a lifetime and you will bring back home the best traditional Christmas presents. Travelers looking for a different Christmas experience are in for a delicious and visually enchanting treat when visiting the UK from late November until Christmas each year. With so much charm, fantasy, and tradition, a trip to the UK during the Christmas season is bound to inspire awe in any traveler, and luckily there are several tour options available to allow you to make the most of these Christmas-wonder-lands.

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Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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Christmas Tours in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Come explore Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, home to imperial palaces and fairy-tale castles, Bavarian villages and Baroque cities, the mysterious Black Forest and the snow-capped Alps. This is storybook Europe, where half-timbered inns painted with festive flowers lean over quiet country roads, and the Gothic spires of castles rise from craggy bluffs above the Rhine River.

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Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

This Christmas, we took a 2-day road trip from Chiang Mai to Pai. Because we work full-time, we use our Christmas holiday to make sure we go on an adventure! I know that doesn’t sound much like what you do at Christmas back home, but to be honest we’re both quite rubbish at sitting down, […]

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The Lion Restaurant and Brewery

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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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Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville by train

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

The railway line from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville was reopened for passenger services in 2016 after 14 years of being out of action. I’ve been to Phnom Penh numerous times and I have always admired the old train station, hoping that one day that train services would resume. If you want to ride the only […]

1 Hour to More Time and More Money

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

What would you do with more time and more money in your life? Begin that hobby that you’ve always wanted to to do? Spend more time with your family? Go on a vacation? Pay off your car? I’m sure every one of us would say that we could use more time and money. But today

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Ever Heard of a 'Snow Taco'? We Hadn't, Either

Ever Heard of a 'Snow Taco'? We Hadn't, Either

by Jelisa Castrodale @ Munchies

One North Carolina reporter says that eating a Waffle House waffle stuffed with snow is totally a thing—in Georgia, or something.

Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City | CET Academic Programs

Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City | CET Academic Programs


CET Academic Programs

Written by Leah Phan (University of Florida), Student Correspondent CET Vietnam, Summer 2016 Activities Artinus 02-04 đường số 9, khu đô thị mới Him Lam D7, Tân Hưng, 7, Hồ Chí Minh Artinus is a 3D interactive art museum. Tickets range …

My Mom Says This Blog is Boring

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Last month, my mom told me she thought this blog was boring. “Where’s all the fun stuff? I want to see more photos of you traveling. I don’t care about these other updates.” “Mom, I live in Austin now. You know I’m not on the road that much,” I replied. “I know but still….I want […]

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Visiting Bournemouth, the UK’s top seaside town

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

January isn’t the best time for a seaside break in the UK, but when The Cumberland Hotel invited us to stay with them in Bournemouth, we couldn’t resist the chance to visit our former home, which has also been voted the top seaside town in the UK. After a low-key New Year’s Eve, it was […]

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Get Rid of Overwhelm Instantly

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

Do you constantly find yourself overwhelmed in your work or school, or even at home? Wondering if there is just something wrong with you? There’s not. If you are feeling overwhelmed, there is a perfectly reasonable expectation for it. It’s not your fault. More importantly, in this video, find out exactly how to bring your

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Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 – Best Bubble Milk Drink In Taipei, Near Gongguan Night Market

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[Taipei] Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 has been widely reviewed to be the best bubble milk drink in Taipei. It is located near Gonguan Night Market, an area where the university students typically hang out. What? Not 50嵐, Chun Shui Tang 春水堂, ShareTea, 丸作 which all have more swanky shops and long list of beverages. While Chen San Ding is widely known to serve “bubble tea”, there is no tea in any of its offerings. The signature drink is called 青蛙撞奶, directly transported to “frog knocking against the milk”. No frogs are harmed in the process, as the boba (tapioca pearls) used are thought to resemble frog’s eggs. What you get is a cup of boba pearls, caramel, cold milk, with choice of ice. All drinks are affordable priced at TWD40, which works out to be SGD$1.80. This is what you call cheap and good. Upon holding the cup, I couldn’t help noticing that the bottom was warm while the top layer was cold. That is because the tapioca pearls are cooked on the spot in brown sugar, giving them the soft texture and lingering sweetened and caramalised taste. The pearls were indeed soft, sweet, chewy and you just couldn’t resist having more. Like having a mini-party in your mouth. It felt like a kind of stress-relieving munching on them. The milk itself was not that sweet, which made the entire cup kind of balanced. Other drinks such as Ai Yu Glass Jelly, Brown Sugar Glass Jelly, Lemon with Pearls, Green Bean with Pearls are available, all priced at TWD40. While you cannot choose your sugar level, you can have an option of with or without ice. I went early in the morning, and was faced with a queue of about 5 to 10 people. But it quickly got longer, though...

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Savory Vietnamese Dishes – A Look Into The “Bun” Family (Part One)

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

I was sitting by the vendor that late Tuesday night, enjoying every single drop of the broth from my favorite “Bun Rieu” and thinking why do foreigners only know about “Pho”, “Banh Mi”, etc. when it comes to Vietnamese cuisine? Because there are more to what Viets eat, there are more to what tourists attractions in […]

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Crazy Jump Macau Tower: Bungy jumpers in costume at the highest commercial skyjump in the world

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

Sometimes the word crazy is overused, but in the case of the Macau Tower Crazy Jump the use of crazy is warranted. The Macau Tower is 338 metres high and was completed in 2001. Bungee jumping from the tower began in 2006. The jump is 233 metres, making it the highest commercial skyjump in the […]

Photo Essay: CET Prague

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Eliza Singleton, (Elon University) Student Correspondent for CET Prague Fall 2017                

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What is the Cost of Living in Vietnam? - 2017

What is the Cost of Living in Vietnam? - 2017


Banker in the Sun

The cost of living in Vietnam earns big marks too when it comes to booze--alcohol is magnitudes cheaper than neighboring Thailand.

Pho Binh Noodle Shop

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No Indonesia Visa Required For Citizens Of 45 Countries

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

The Indonesian Government recently announced citizens of forty five countries no longer need a tourist visa to enter Indonesia. Indonesia Immigration Stamp How Does Visa Free Entry To Indonesia Work? If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed below, arrive at one of the entry points below and proceed to Passport Control. […]

Radish and Chicory Glass Noodle Salad

Radish and Chicory Glass Noodle Salad

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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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Las Palmas Wrap-Up: One Month as Digital Nomads on the Island of Gran Canaria

by Chris @ Chris, the Freelancer

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria was always on my radar as one of the world’s top digital nomad destinations but truth be told, I don’t think I’d ever met anyone who’d actually been there. From my extensive online research, Las Palmas looked to have all the trimmings of an amazing digital nomad destination but yet, there didn’t seem ...

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7 Things to Know Before You Go To Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

7 Things to Know Before You Go To Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


The Points Guy

Ho Chi Minh City is the jumping off point for many people visiting Vietnam. Here are seven things you should consider before you head there.

Bagan, Myanmar

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Bagan, Myanmar

Let’s Send Another Set of Students Abroad (Exciting Updates from FLYTE)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Two years ago I started FLYTE, a charity designed to help students from underserved communities see the world. Since then, we have raised over $100,000 and sent three classes on trips around the world. Here are updates on the organization.

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Your Guide to Eco-friendly, Green and Natural Skin Care Products

by Michael Henri @ Drink Tea & Travel

This post was contributed by our Health and Wellness Travel Expert, Michael Henri. I wash my body 5-7 times a month. I should also mention that I do not use ‘traditional’ soap in the shower. Yes, I have a partner. No, she has no complaints about my cleanliness or odor. Hard to believe right? Alternative […]

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Lisbon Travel Blog: Complete City Guide for 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Lisbon travel blog and guide has all you need to know to plan your trip to the trendiest hotspot in Europe right now. Budget, tourist traps and places not to miss vs main tourist traps, places to eat and of course insider tips. After all I’ve lived in Lisbon for a decade! I know […]

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The Best Apps To Buy Cheap Flights On Your Phone (Updated for 2018!)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Finding a good and reliable travel app can be a hard task. In this article I will try to answer the question: which are the best apps to find cheap flights on your phone? Booking flights before vs now Not many years ago, you need an appointment with your travel agent to book a flight. We booked […]

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Cost Of Living In Vietnam: How Much Does It Cost To Live In Ho Chi Minh City? - Vietcetera

Cost Of Living In Vietnam: How Much Does It Cost To Live In Ho Chi Minh City? - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

Many of my friends back in America have asked: how does it cost to live in Ho Chi Minh City?

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

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

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

Monthly Update: Saigon, Bangkok, Melbourne – March 2016

by Jimmy @

Greetings from Melbourne! After a three month road trip across America and two months in Saigon, I am finally back in Australia. I spent a week in Melbourne in late August prior to leaving for America and couldn’t wait to … Read all about it!

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No one is stupid. Here’s why.

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

How Smart (or Stupid) Are You? On a scale of 1 to 10, ten being the smartest person on Earth, where do you rank? I always thought I was smart. I did really well in school and I was totally suited for the way school is set up: I made straight As and could sit and

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Oroblanco Grapefruit Salad Recipe (Goi Buoi)

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Within the past seven days, I’ve made this salad twice. It’s that good. The first time was the day after Thanksgiving at my parents’ house. When I arrived, I notice in their entryway a basket full of oroblancos, a type of sweet grapefruit with a short season. My brother Dan brought them from Visalia, a...

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The Year in Pho: Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Family Stories from 2017

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

| Wouldn’t you know it, there was a lot of pho fervor this year, especially at Viet World Kitchen! Instead of doing a year-end summary of the most popular recipes on the site, I decided to round up all the pho-related content that published during the past twelve months. I published tips, tricks, and recipes...

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Humahuaca, Argentina

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Travel costs and prices for Humahuaca, Argentina

14 Months in 14 Pictures

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

It’s been a month since we’ve been home, and it’s almost as if it never happened. Lucky for us, we have the pictures as proof of our adventures! I literally took thousands upon thousands of pictures along the way, but I thought I would pick just 14, one for each month we were away. These … Continue reading "14 Months in 14 Pictures"

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BonBon Residence

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

BonBon Residence 2C8 Trường Sa Street P. 19, Bình Thạnh District **************************************** Let’s get this out of the way right up front.  I hate the name BonBon Residence.  Sounds like an assisted-living home for expired frozen treats. And, I want to be clear that Eating Saigon! is not in the business of reviewing the Saigon hotel/housing [Read on ...]

Insider’s View Episode 8 – Fiona Briers

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Episode 8 of Insider’s View comes from Fiona Briers who runs the brilliant Bright Solutions in Vietnam. The work they do to empower women and produce gorgeous handicrafts is fabulous. She’s been here almost 9 years so I’d say she...

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SBCD Korean Tofu House – Korean Soontofu Restaurant Offers NEW Unagi (Jang-Eo) Dishes, Starting from $5.90

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The one Korean dish that I enjoy for the level of comfort it brings is the Soontofu, the soft tofu stew with ingredients such as seafood and vegetables in a spicy broth. “Soon” in Korean means “soft”. SBCD Korean Tofu House is one of the few Soontofu specialty restaurants in Singapore, with branches at Tanjong Pagar Centre and a newly opened outlet at Millenia Walk. The Millenia Walk branch was HUGE (at least in Singapore’s context), with spacious interior, tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and open kitchen concept where you can observe the team of chefs preparing the soups. Don’t have to worry smelling like Korean stew as you walk out as the space is ventilated enough. One important highlight: At the back of the Korean restaurant is where the soft and silken tofu is made FRESH daily. The tofu you are eating is made right in the morning. The chefs from SBCD use special soybeans imported from Paju, South Korea. The area is said to be close to Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and contains the freshest-tasting produce due to the untouched nature. Surprise, surprise. The Korean restaurant has also introduced NEW Jang-Eo (장어) dishes – fresh water eel imported from Korea. While the Jang-Eo is popular during the hot summer days in Korea, you seldom see it in Singapore, at least not yet. The NEW menu will comprise of 4 new Jang-Eo dishes including three under the dine-in menu and one for takeaway. Here are the food items you can expect: Unagi Main on Hotplate ($19.90++, with Soju $29.80++) The Koreans love their Jang-Eo – freshwater eel marinated in novelty sauces, with savoury and delicate taste. Called the “Jangeo-gui” which literally translates to “grilled eel”, the Koreans believe that eating this dish can help improve stamina and prevent heat...

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Kazo – Taiwanese Kazu Kazu, Lava Polo Buns And ‘Sexy’ Matcha Latte Bottles, At Chinatown Point

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Taiwanese Bakery Kazo has opened at Chinatown Point (nearer Hong Lim Food Centre side), offering a selection of Polo Buns, Cream Puffs, and Kazu Kazu which are long choux pastries. The brand is supposedly popular in Taiwan, with a different name of Nichifu 日芙洋菓子 with stores in Taichung. (My Taiwanese friends have never heard of it though.) Having just returned from Taiwan, I was inevitably curious towards Kazo and its products. Offerings included Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50 for 2 scoops, $3.80 for 1), Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00), Crispy Cream Puff ($1.80), Kazu Kazu ($3.50), Cheese Tart ($3.00 for original, $3.20 for chocolate or matcha) and Kazoman Beverages ($3.00 – $3.50). This is like many things trending / instagrammable all in one store. The Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50) could remind some of Hokkaido Ice Cream Puff, in which you could choose from Hokkaido Cream, Matcha, and Chocolate. The former boosted a more crusty puff pastry and creamier quality ice cream, but lacked of that buttery fragrance. While I wished I could eat the Polo with my hands (like how the photos featured). In reality, the ice cream would start dripping within seconds and scooping from the provided plastic box would be cleaner. I was curious how the Kazu Kazu would match up with the famous Japan’s Zaku Zaku – which by the way has opened in Taipei and ‘inspired’ many other versions. This Kazu Kazu had a firmer crusty outer layer which I did not mind, though its filling of Hokkaido cream was mild and pale in comparison. My sense is the Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00) could land up being its most popular item, as local consumers are still fascinated by the idea of flowing lava. Mine was indeed very molten. Though I suspect some might come...

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The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Scott Keyes turned a simple newsletter into a popular travel hacking site, Scott's Cheap Flights. In this interview, Scott tells us how he and his worldwide team find cheap flights using a combination of manpower and knowledge of industry trends. Every flight is hand-searched!

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Blue River Hotel 3

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Endurance Athlete Chi Nguyen Aims To Run In 100 Cities

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

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

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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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Photo Essay: CET Siena

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Morgan Ryan, Student Correspondent (University of Virginia) CET Siena, Fall 2017          

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Booking the Trip of a Lifetime – Part One

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

How do you top a life altering trip? Easy, you plan another one! I wrote in my last post Breada and I decided not to teach in Vietnam like we originally planned, but we still had our ticket booked to go back. I’m not in the business of wasting anything, let alone two business class … Continue reading "Booking the Trip of a Lifetime – Part One"

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Saigon Central Post Office

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Li'l C - Big Shoe Lady

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5 Ways to Travel Off the Beaten Path and Volunteer in Cambodia

by Sara Uduwela @ Drink Tea & Travel

This post was contributed by our Asia Pacific Expert, Sara Uduwela. Whether you are interested in exploring local communities, viewing some wildlife, or enjoy spending your time doing outdoorsy activities, Cambodia has something for everyone looking for a sustainable holiday, even those on a small budget. Avoid the crowds at Angkor Wat and see Cambodia from a […]

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Flight Review : Swiss Airlines CS100 Business Class Budapest to Zurich

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

This was the first of two flights on the day, and honestly the one I was least looking forward to. I was just personally looking forward to our long haul flight back to Boston a little more. It’s also a short-haul flight and European carriers are known to use a EuroBusiness model, which is a … Continue reading "Flight Review : Swiss Airlines CS100 Business Class Budapest to Zurich"

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Food on Wheels – Saigon street food

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

When in Saigon one may very likely to find a food cart on the street, apart from a numerous amount of street food stores and small restaurants. It is like the typical image of this beautiful and thriving city. Food on carts vary, from tropical fruit to the worldwide-famous Banh Mi and many other dishes. […]

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Vietnamese Fashion Brands: The Future Of Brick And Mortar Retail

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

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

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10 Best Ho Chi Minh City Dishes - Top Must-Try Foods in Saigon

10 Best Ho Chi Minh City Dishes - Top Must-Try Foods in Saigon


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The best Ho Chi Minh City dishes are well regarded as nutritious, savoury, and hearty delights that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Some of the defining traits in Vietnamese cuisine include rice, noodles, seafood, pork and beef, as well as various fresh herbs

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

Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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Officers Fired for Accepting Pizza in Place of $19K in Parking Tickets

Officers Fired for Accepting Pizza in Place of $19K in Parking Tickets

by Jelisa Castrodale @ Munchies

“[It] got to the point that we just go in the back (of the restaurant) and get what you want,” a former Salt Lake City parking enforcement said.

Bonsai Saigon River Cruise – Resurrection!

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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Photo Essay: CET Film in Prague

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Amanda Luthy, (American University) Student Correspondent CET Film in Prague, Fall 2017                

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Saigon After Dark - Saigon, Vietnam

Saigon After Dark - Saigon, Vietnam


Vespa Adventures

Join the exhilarating streets of Saigon on the back of a vintage Vespa scooter while stopping at some of the best food stops & local nightlife hot spots. This is the quintessential night tour in Saigon.

Thoughts Upon Leaving

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Taylor Ginter (Rice University) Student Correspondent CET Harbin, Fall 2017 I just finished my last final but it doesn’t feel like I can start enjoying my relaxing winter break just yet — I’ve still got my whole dorm room to […]

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The Best Lisbon Hidden Gems and Secret Spots

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This is a curated list of the major Lisbon hidden gems and secret places. No touristy bullshit or pretentiousness here. Whether you are living in Lisbon, have a few extra days to explore or you’re an hipster looking for the off the beaten track, this article is for you. Lisbon holds a special place in […]

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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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Yogyakarta Travel Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

In this Yogyakarta travel guide, I share the five best things to do in Yogyakarta, the best vegetarian restaurants in the city and the best hotels in Yogyakarta. This Yogyakarta travel guide focuses on local culture, vegetarian food and green accommodation, to bring you the best green and local travel advice about the city. Yogyakarta – pronounced Jogjakarta – […]

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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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How to enjoy a Xiamen weekend getaway on your own

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

A guide on why you should visit Xiamen and how to have yourself a Xiamen weekend getaway with a 3D2N itinerary focused on the Siming area and Gulangyu.

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

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

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

6 (Non-Millennial) Solo Female Travelers Share Their Travel Wisdom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Solo female travel isn't just for millennials! In this column, Kristin Addis introduces us to some older solo female travelers who are following their dreams to see the world. These women come from all backgrounds and all walks of life, proving it's never too late to start traveling.

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Warsaw Wrap-Up: 2 Weeks as Digital Nomads in the Polish Capital

by Chris @ Chris, the Freelancer

Despite the low cost of living, fast internet and position in EU, Warsaw seems to have failed to make it into any lists of major digital nomad destinations (currently sitting at position 115 on Nomad List) and honestly, I can see why. One thing I’ve noticed over the past 18+ months of living the ‘digital nomad lifestyle’ ...

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The Real Budweiser Budvar Brewery Tour

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

I can still remember the first time I ever heard of the Czech Budweiser. It was 2011 and I was in Vienna, drinking at the hostel with my buddy Dominic. I asked the bartender what he had for good beers and he replied “Budweiser”. I gave him some wise crack somewhere along the lines of … Continue reading "The Real Budweiser Budvar Brewery Tour"

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Our South America trip begins! Visas, vaccines, insurance and packing list

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Tomorrow we set off for Colombia! We’ve been talking about this South America trip for so many years that it’s taken on a surreal, dream-like quality for me. Now it’s a tangible thing. This time tomorrow we’ll be zooming across the sky to the other side of the world. Here’s a look at how we’ve […]

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Food on wheel - Saigon street food, by Saigon Food Tour 2016

Food on wheel - Saigon street food, by Saigon Food Tour 2016


Saigon Food Tour

A brief overview into Saigon street food, Saigon Food Tour. Food on wheels is something culturally unique in this dynamics city.

Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Why You Should Start Your Digital Nomad Journey in Ho Chi Minh City - Anna Wickham

Why You Should Start Your Digital Nomad Journey in Ho Chi Minh City - Anna Wickham


Anna Wickham

Well, it’s on to a new adventure! Inside of my apartment. I love the full-height balcony and detail on the ceiling.  I said a tearful goodbye to my friends in the Philippines and have moved on to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (aka – Saigon). Before I was offered the Badladz internship in the Puerto

Applebee's Is Getting Absolutely Dragged in This Reddit Thread

Applebee's Is Getting Absolutely Dragged in This Reddit Thread

by Mayukh Sen @ Munchies

Bees in mashed potatoes. Men in bucket hats doing karaoke. The allegations are horrific.

How I Kicked Achievement Addiction

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

There were a lot more reasons why I decided to transition to full-time employment than I explained a few months ago. One of the main reasons I decided to get a “traditional” job for the first time after being an entrepreneur for 3 years was that I realized I was addicted to achievement. Getting a

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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

7 Unique Experiences and Things To Do in Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

These are some of the most unique things to do in Pico you can’t miss when you’re in the island. Pico is the second largest island of the Azores archipelago – after São Miguel. Despite being the most obviously volcanic, it still boasts an incredible variety of landscapes. Between the green meadows, the lava fields, […]

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Hoa Vien Brauhaus

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Cost of Visiting Vietnam For One Month | Our Total One Month Vietnam Travel Costs

Cost of Visiting Vietnam For One Month | Our Total One Month Vietnam Travel Costs


Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

We spent December 2013 in Vietnam, travelling from Hanoi down to Saigon. Here's how much Visiting Vietnam cost us.

Wakanui Grill Dining – Steakhouse Using Meats From New Zealand And Cooking Techniques Of Japan, At Marina One

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

On the 4th level of the rather futuristic looking (like off a Hollywood set) of Marina One lies two glass capsules. One of them contains Wakanui Grill Dining, an 86-seater restaurant which features steak and lamb from New Zealand. Wakanui, a New Zealand term meaning “to canoe over the land of plenty”’ is a grill restaurant concept that showcases the best available meats from the country. Its first outlet opened in Tokyo in 2011, and its success soon meant the opening of its second outlet there, focusing on lamb chops. Therefore, you could also find some Japanese influences in the menu over in Singapore’s outlet. The stars and the essence of the restaurant are therefore the New Zealand Ocean Beef and Wakanui Spring Lamb, which are grilled over Japan-sourced Binchotan charcoal in the centrally-placed, open kitchen. Starters included Neck Clam Soup ($12), Steamed Green Lip New Zealand Mussels ($22), Hot Smoked Salmon ($24), Seasonal Hassun ($32), Kikorangi Blue Cheese Caesar ($22) and Green Salad ($16) I was recommended by the service manager the Wakanui Spring Lamb Chop ($8) as the starter, and it turned out to be quite exceptional. The lamb had intense flavour and retained its natural juiciness, without the usual gaminess lamb would have. In fact, this would count as one of the most tender lamb chops I ever had. The Wakanui Spring Lamb are raised for approximately six months on the lush and highly nutritious spring pastures, with meat then aged for around four weeks until reaching its peak flavour. This process would ensure that the optimum flavour and texture of the lamb can be enjoyed year-round. In terms of the Ocean Beef, there were choices of 21 Days Dry-aged Bone-in-Ribeye ($199 for 1000g), Ribeye Cut ($79 for 350g, $109 for 500g), or Sirloin ($72 for 350g,...

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Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Got anger? This can help instantly.

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

Ever feel like you’ve got an “anger management” problem? You’re not alone! In reality, you likely don’t actually have an anger problem. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn a few new ways to deal with it. Anger doesn’t look the same for everyone. Just because you aren’t screaming and throwing things across the room

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Ho Chi Minh City for Digital Nomads

Ho Chi Minh City for Digital Nomads


Nomad List

Ho Chi Minh City costs $774 per month to live and work remotely with 14 mbps internet speed, scores good (91%) for digital nomads and today it's 28°C with bad air quality (80 µg/m3).. See cost of living, internet speed, weather and other metrics about Vietnam as a place to work remotely for digital nomads.

Celebrating Tet in Saigon

by Jimmy @

As a child, every year we always celebrated Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) as it was the most important date in the yearly calendar. It was also be a date that I would dread yet enjoy at the same time. The day would start my … Read all about it!

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Montblanc Individuel Fragrance Review: Is This Affordable Cologne Worth All The Hype?

by Charles-Philippe @

An enormously popular fragrance among enthusiasts, Montblanc Individuel is often featured as an excellent affordable men's cologne. However, how well will it stand up against the Bespoke Unit Fragrance Formula? In this review, you will read our evaluation of Montblanc Individuel. Using our formula, we'll analyse the fragrance's bouquet of notes, quality and value for money [...]

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The cost of traveling in Vietnam - Jimmy Eats World

The cost of traveling in Vietnam - Jimmy Eats World


Jimmy Eats World

Before arriving, I knew that the cost of traveling in Vietnam was going to be quite affordable, but by no means where the final figure ended up.

How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Celinne da Costa spent a year traveling the world and relying on the kindness of strangers to host her. She stayed with 70+ strangers in 17 countries across four continents. In this interview, Celinne tells us how she did it all, with surprisingly very few hiccups along the way.

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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

REASONS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH VIETNAM (PART TWO)

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

Scooters/Traffic Scooters are nothing special, they are everywhere on this planet. BUT scooters in Vietnam are a pretty big deal. We have around 90 million people in the country and guess what, nearly each of them owns a motorbike (excluding children and elders). Coming to Vietnam, you will see for yourself the lines of scooters […]

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Driving home for Christmas and heading to South America

by Andrew Wyatt @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Big news – we’ve just booked flights to Colombia in January! As I write this we’re on the ferry back to the UK to celebrate the festive season with family before we begin our 2018 adventures. Driving home for Christmas has taken us to the supreme Cologne xmas markets and to Bruges, which may well […]

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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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Mandalay, Myanmar

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Mandalay, Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Yangon, Myanmar

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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Cost of Living in Vietnam: How Much Does it Cost to Live in Hanoi?

Cost of Living in Vietnam: How Much Does it Cost to Live in Hanoi?


Nonstop Newcomer

Wondering about the cost of living in Vietnam? I share data on my real expenses as well as what common goods cost. I live in Vietnam so I know it's accurate

Finding perfection (and a possible future home) in Porto

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Despite having just booked one-way tickets to Colombia, Andrew and I have been talking a lot lately about finding a future base in Europe. As much as we love our freedom, we know that after our South American adventures we’ll need to find a base in Europe where we can hang up our backpacks, work […]

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Izmir, Turkey

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Travel costs and prices for Izmir, Turkey

We Spoke to the Guys Making  'Gay Taco Bell' and 'Drive-Thru Olive Garden' Commercials

We Spoke to the Guys Making 'Gay Taco Bell' and 'Drive-Thru Olive Garden' Commercials

by Jelisa Castrodale @ Munchies

These four dudes have made such convincing ads for chain restaurants that even the restaurants themselves weren't sure if they were real.

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

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

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

A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Choosing a hotel for your holidays always takes time. Especially when you have a long list of places to visit, you have to book a hotel that is easy for you to commute. When in Hanoi, due to its complicated traffic system and the position of famous tourist attractions, you should book a hotel around […]

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Silverland Sakyo Hotel and Spa

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

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

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which City To Visit In Vietnam?

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which City To Visit In Vietnam?


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This is a city showdown: Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City. Get to know more about costs, food and sights and find out which Vietnamese city you should go first!

Thailand Travel Costs and How Much to Budget [Infographic]

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

Thailand is a very budget-friendly destination and you will almost always get a lot of bang for your Baht. But what’s a good budget per day for Thailand? Well, it depends on how you’re travelling. If you’re a digital nomad living in Thailand, you can take advantage of long-term rentals and keep costs low. If […]

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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

Sichuan Magic Dust Popcorn Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Since late November, my friend Andrew Janjigian and I have made a total of about 55 batches of this popcorn. It’s his recipe, which he shared with me after I wrote about MSG in pho. When he realized that I was open to tinkering with monosodium glutamate in cooking, he sent the recipe to me....

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Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by Train How-To

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by Train How-To


Passing Thru

Visiting Vietnam? While flights within the country are very inexpensive, consider going from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by train! Here's how we did it.

What’s the Cost of Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand?

by Charlie and Luke @ Charlie on Travel

One of the pull factors of Thailand is the low cost of living, but how much does it really cost? Living comfortably in Chiang Mai, expect to pay 28,100 Thai baht per month. That’s roughly $873 or £644. That includes the following: Accommodation in a house, plus a guesthouse in Pai — 8000฿ / $248 […]

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An updated map of the future Saigon Metro

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[HCMC Metro Map (download full resolution image here.] Out of all the megacities of Southeast Asia, Saigon is the only city without any form of metro transport. Even the traffic-dystopias of Jakarta and Manila have a few rail lines between them. This will change when the first metro line in Saigon opens sometime after 2020 […]

A Journey Through Madagascar: Notes on the Privilege of Travel

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

We travelers are a lucky bunch. It's easy to forget just how privileged we are to be able to travel the world. The truth is, most people rarely even leave their own country, let alone visit destinations all over the globe. My recent visit to Madagascar reminded me that it's important to keep this perspective in mind, and to give back to organizations that help the places we visit.

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How to Know When to Travel Anywhere – The Rove.me experience

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

We live in a rushed era where the “fast-food” concept has arrived to the travel world too. Many people out there can do a life of travel based on keeping a count of countries visited and bragging themselves because of it. But is that really the essence of traveling? For me, the whole purpose of […]

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How To Get From Lisbon Airport to City Center (Without Getting Scammed)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Find out how to conveniently get to some of the most popular places in Lisbon’s city center. First tip: stay away from taxis! Lisbon is one of the most charming capitals in Europe. There are many unique things to do, see and taste here, ensuring you have a memorable time. I recommend that you stay […]

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Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male Eau de Toilette Intense Review: A Fruit-Forward & Gourmand Powerhouse

by Charles-Philippe @

A recent iteration of the 1995 classic, Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male is one of the current leading fragrances. Competing with other contemporaries such as Paco Rabanne 1 Million, it's an increasingly popular eau de toilette. Discover Jean Paul Gaultier with our comprehensive review in this article. Using the Bespoke Unit Fragrance Formula, we will evaluate [...]

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Sofia Wrap-Up: 2 Weeks of Summer in the Bulgarian Capital

by Chris @ Chris, the Freelancer

Sofia has become a well-known city in the Nomad community (currently #36 on NomadList) due to it’s low cost of living, modern infrastructure and position outside the schengen zone. Therefore, it became an obvious third destination of my Eastern European journey from Budapest to the Greek Islands. Here are my thoughts on Sofia as a ...

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Day-After Thanksgiving Turkey Pho Recipe — Pressure Cooker and Multicooker Edition!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

  Do you cook during the holidays with leftovers in mind? I do. There’s so much involved in pulling off a holiday meal to feed a crowd that I love to bank my efforts by repurposing ingredients and using up scraps. Many Americans make soup from the leftover turkey carcass and vegetable, but what about...

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Hoi An Rural Villages & Luxury Spa Experience

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Hotel drop-off is not included in this package.

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Singapore Travel Guide | What To Do with a Stopover in Singapore

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

In this Singapore travel guide, we share the best travel tips for a stopover in Singapore that takes in all of the city’s best sights without breaking the bank. Known as the gateway to Asia, Singapore is a popular stopover destination for travellers taking connecting flights to and from other countries in Asia. This unique […]

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

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

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

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

Genting Dream cruise review and survival tips by an indie traveller

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

Can an indie traveller survive a cruise holiday with more than 3,000 other people and a rigid schedule? Here's a review of my 6D5N Genting Dream Cruise from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Phuket.

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The Tobacconist Handbook – The Essential Guide To Cigars & Pipes: Book Review

by Paul Anthony @

As a long time celebratory enthusiast of cigars, I thought it would be a good idea to actually start to learn more about this wonderful world of premium tobacco. Where better to start than with a "University" book from Tobacco University (more on this later). The above picture was at the direction of the authors, [...]

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Christina's Saigon

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut Champagne Review: Best Value Sparkling Wine For The Frugally Minded

by Charles-Philippe @

Sold in over 130 countries, Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut is an undeniably popular Champagne. It is even said that a bottle is opened every 15 seconds! However, does its reputation hold to scrutiny? In the following review, you will discover Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut. By using the Bespoke Unit Champagne Sheet, we will uncover its robe, aromas [...]

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What to Do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Drink Tea & Travel

What to Do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Drink Tea & Travel


Drink Tea & Travel

When you think of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) do you picture shady tree-lined avenues, elegant French villas, ladies dressed in traditional áo dài strolling arm-in-arm beneath paper umbrellas whilst cyclo drivers gently peddle past, their conical hats protecting them from the sun? This was indeed the Saigon of yesteryear, but the city is changing so …

Tips To Stay Within Your Budget While Vacationing In Japan

by Tiffy @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Vacationing to any foreign country can become an expensive venture in a short amount of time. The same holds true when vacationing in Japan. Besides the travel costs, there are a number of extra expenses that begin to add up as soon as you step foot in the country. From lodging to shopping, food costs to entry costs, the money you have set aside for your Japanese adventure can disappear quickly. But there are several things you can do to be a budget conscious traveler while still enjoying all that Japan has to offer.

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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

Questing while Abroad

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Anna Dolliver (University of Texas-Austin) Student Correspondent CET Taiwan, Fall 2017 Achievement unlocked! You are surviving your semester abroad. Sure, you’ve had a few late nights, a shaky speech or two, and the bus system continues to prove your fiercest rival, […]

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Coffee Libre 커피리브레 – Hidden Award-Winning Cafe At Myeongdong Cathedral, Seoul

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Seoul] When I needed a good coffee recommendation, food blogger Daniel (yeah, same name) from Seoul Eats took me to Coffee Libre 커피리브레at Hong Dae near Hongik University Station. The thing that makes Coffee Libre stand out from other coffee shops in the city is the fact that the owners are dedicated to coffee. This is from sourcing the best coffee beans in the world, and choosing to have different brewing methods. Established in 2012, Coffee Libre 커피리브레 is an independent coffee shop in Seoul with branches in Yeonnam-dong, Yeongdeung-po, Shinsegae, and Myeongdong. The name of the coffee shop comes from the Spanish word “libre”, which translates to Mexican luchador wrestlers. The icon on the cup did remind me of Jack Black’s character from the Mexican-American sports comedy film Nacho Libre. Coffee Libre grinds beans for every single cup of coffee, and they have participated in dozens of coffee-related events in the country. I have been to 3 different branches of Coffee Libre. Hong Dae’s branch has more indie vibes for coffee aficionados; Time Square has a much bigger space and appeals more to the young; while Myeongdong’s outlet is a hidden spot right in the middle of a tourist hub. This small branch of Coffee Libre in Myeongdong boasts a quite unusual location, as it is situated within the Myeong-dong Cathedral complex. Yes, right in front of the famous church. The interior is simple and cozy with several tables and a long bar. Guests can choose to either drink their coffee indoors or take it to go. They are especially known for sourcing their single-origin coffee beans via fair-trade directly, and obtaining highly regarded CoE (Cup of Excellence) beans as well. As one of the top independent roasters they participate in various coffee-related events in Korea, and top baristas...

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How To Visit The Amalfi Coast, Vesuvius and Pompeii From Naples Independently

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

I’m sharing my full planning insights to visit Naples, Pompeii, Vesuvius and Amalfi Coast on a fully independent trip. I’ve used no expensive tours or agencies and I now show you how you can do the same. This is the fun and adventurous Italy! I just came back from a surprise trip I prepared to […]

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Tokyo’s Top 8 Shopping Spots That’s Perfect For Every Shopaholic (Muslim-Friendly Food Nearby!)

by Nuratiqah Madom @ Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

Travelling is not complete until some damage is done to your wallet. Duh, we’re talking about shopping! In that glorious moment, you won’t only think about yourself but about all the friends and family members who are eagerly waiting for you to come home with their souvenirs 🛍 Credit: Giphy But that’s the joy in shopping […]

Explore a summer of possibilities in New Zealand

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

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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Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

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Travel costs and prices for Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Purist Patisserie – Exquisite Entremet Cakes Found In the Heartlands. Hidden Gem At Kovan

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

It was quite a journey to locate Purist Patisserie, for it was smack right in the middle of a Kovan private housing estate, with no direct train or bus services. Situated at the end of shop houses of The Promenade @ Pelikat, it may be easy to overlook the shop if not for its bright pink interior and rose gold chandelier which caught my attention. Also note its rather limited opening hours, from Fridays to Sundays noon to 6pm. Not the most ideal location to set up a patisserie, but that does not deters Patissier Joanne from pursuing her dreams and setting up a place of her own to showcase her creations. Joanne’s forte lies in French entremet, which her meticulous crafting skills can be observed from the exquisiteness and aesthetic details of every entremet. But when it comes to taste evaluation, it is usually based on Patissiers’ concept as well as individuals’ preference due to the complexity and various components that go into the dessert. I took a liking to the Cebu Sunrise [$8] which consisted of coconut, mango and jasmine rice. The light coconut mousse was well complemented with sweet mango gelatin fillings and added rice cracker base for that crunch. The most aesthetical pleasing award would go to Fleur ($8), layered with thin waffle biscuit base, raspberry mousse and white chocolate. It was further topped with freeze-dried fruits, popping spheres and edible flowers for elevated appealing factor. I also liked how various components blended well to give an overall tangy note. While I usually love matcha desserts, the Zen Garden ($8) slightly fell short of my expectation. Layered with matcha, black sesame and yuzu, I found the citrus flavor of yuzu slightly overwhelming and outshone the other two components. For alcohol lovers, go for the Whiskey Bar...

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The Taste of Vietnam with Saigon Food Tour

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

As the rain started to pour down in Saigon, exotic smells evaporated from the worn cement roads.  It was over 100 degrees out and we were constantly pulling our clothes from our skin.  The locals protected themselves with plastic coverings and the street venders started closing up shop as the rain fell and we prepared for […]

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Cost of Living in Vietnam - International Living Countries

Cost of Living in Vietnam - International Living Countries


International Living

Vietnam is an inexpensive country to live in. Most items cost less than half of what you would pay in the West, and anywhere from 5% to 25% less than what..

Exploring Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

Our first stop in Uganda – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park turned out to be so much more than we expected. Not only is it THE place to track mountain gorillas in Uganda, but it is a beautiful forest, home to other primates, many birds, and some nice waterfalls. During our time in Bwindi, we stayed […]

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The Most Complete Travel Guide to Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This easy-to-follow Pico travel guide contains all you need to know to explore Pico island in Azores. Find out the best places to go and how to budget and plan your itinerary. And of course, what and where to eat. Let’s get started! Each island in the Azores has its own charm and appeal. There’s […]

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

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

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

Christmas Tours of Italy

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Italy makes a spectacular destination any time of the year, but for an even more magical experience, come during the Christmas season to join festivities celebrating the holiday season which date back for centuries. Lights are in the trees and there are decorations everywhere, just waiting for you in the most beautiful cities of Italy. During your Christmas Holidays in Italy you will make memories for a lifetime and you will bring back home the best traditional Christmas presents.

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Vietnam Cost of Living (How Much to Live in Vietnam in 2017)

Vietnam Cost of Living (How Much to Live in Vietnam in 2017)


A Little Adrift

This full breakdown covers the cost of living in Vietnam as an expat and digital nomad Includes food, rent, internet, & why expats love Southeast Asia.

Best Carry-On Suitcases that Meet RyanAir Requirements

by Sharon @ Me Want Travel

Many people have caught onto the minimalist travel movement. Meaning, more and more people travel with nothing more than a small cabin carry-on. To some, this may seem crazy, but to others it is perfect to pack only the essentials and save money by not checking in baggage! But whether you are traveling with extra baggage or not, a solid carry-on suitcase is still a must! Packing for a trip can be quite an exhausting procedure, especially when you don’t have the right type of luggage. Finding the perfect carry-on suitcase can also be quite daunting, especially for those not into shopping or with a budget. Luckily, we have searched high and low to prepare a ready-at-hand list of our top picks for carry-on suitcases. To make this list optimal for affordable, minimalist travel, we’ve made sure each suitcase is small and light enough for RyanAir requirements. RyanAir is a budget airlines that has strict guidelines on how big and heavy your carry-on suitcase can be before you have to pay more for check-in. RyanAir cabin luggage requirements: a max of 55x40x20cm with a 10kg max weight. (In inches that means: 21.65 inches x 15.748 inches x 7.87 inches and 22.0462 […]

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5 Useful Apps That Will Help You Perfectly Pack Your Suitcase

5 Useful Apps That Will Help You Perfectly Pack Your Suitcase

by Lori Zaino @ The Points Guy

Even if you have a brand new suitcase, it doesn’t mean you know how to pack properly. Things like weather changes can make the contents of your suitcase irrelevant if you’re not prepared, sending you rushing to the store to pick up an umbrella, an extra clothing layer or charger and more toiletries. Or, maybe you’re …

Pho Phu Vuong – One Of Ho Chi Minh City’s Best Pho + Pho ‘Dictionary’ For Easy Ordering

Pho Phu Vuong – One Of Ho Chi Minh City’s Best Pho + Pho ‘Dictionary’ For Easy Ordering


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Subscribe: [Ho Chi Minh City] A trip to Vietnam without having some pho would be a culinary crime. Among all Vietnamese dishes that made their way across the globe, this is arguably the most iconic dish of Vietnamese cuisine. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The question is: Where to go for a bowl of pho in the land of hundreds of Pho shops, sometimes only a few meters away from each other? Phở Phú Vương started to be a humble pho stall, and grew to two shops with approximately 200 seats in total. The shop specialises in Southern-style Pho, which differs mainly from its northern counterpart in the sweetness of the broth and the condiments used to accompany your pho bowl. Pho Phu Vuong represents the typical no-frills local eatery where there is no ambience to speak of. However the place is covered in white-tiled walls, brightly lit, reasonably clean and relatively spacious as compared to other eateries in town. You come in, you order, waiters bring the food, you eat, pay and leave. At meal time when customers flow in, you certainly have to share tables with strangers. Service is no means courteous or polite one that the West is accustomed to. There are two main seating areas at this branch on Nguyen Thai Binh street, only one has the air-conditioner to help you combat the heat while slurping the tasty pho. You get to choose your pho with a range of beef cut; there is no English menu so this is a Pho dictionary for easy ordering: Tái = sliced rare beef steak Nạm = sliced beef flank Gầu = flatty flank Gân = beef tendon Vè = crunchy flank Sách = beef tripe Thịt Nhừ = minced beef Đuôi bò = ox... Continue Reading

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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Showdown: ThankYou Premier vs. Sapphire Preferred vs. Premier Rewards Gold

Showdown: ThankYou Premier vs. Sapphire Preferred vs. Premier Rewards Gold

by Jason Steele @ The Points Guy

While the number of premium travel rewards cards has increased dramatically in recent years, there’s still a strong case to be made for mid-tier cards with annual fees of about $100. At this price point, you can still earn great rewards on your travel, dining and more, as well as transfer your points to several …

5 Greek Temples You Can’t Miss

by Heesun @ Me Want Travel

Temple Hopping in Greece Aside from its undeniable rich history and fascinating culture, Greece is internationally known for its trademark architecture. Among their many world-renowned landmarks, the Hellenic Republic’s beautiful temples still stand as not only one of the country’s main tourist attractions, but also as a reminder that Greece is one of the oldest and most durable civilizations that has ever existed. In this article we will take a look at five of the most recognizable Greek temples that you should visit if you happen to travel to Greece Temple of Olympian Zeus Ancient History highlights that the Temple of Zeus is one of the largest temples ever built in ancient history thanks to its ambitious layout and distinctively tall columns. Such was the ambition of the temple that it took 700 hundred years to be completed. During its heyday, the temple featured numerous gigantic statues of Zeus made out of gold and chryselephantine. As Athens is likely to be the first stop for any visitor to Greece, the Temple of Olympian Zeus is the best place to start your temple hopping. You can see more on what to do in Athens here. Temple of Athena If there’s one […]

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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

Chiang Mai, Thailand Cooking Class (Mama Noi Cookery School)

by Sharon @ Me Want Travel

I am currently back in Chiang Mai, Thailand (for about 2-3 months)! I’ve been doing some slow travel lately. My friends from Taiwan visited for a few days, so we decided to take a Chang Mai, Thailand cooking class. They told me they booked with Mama Noi Cookery School, so I booked online as well to join them. Chiang Mai, Thailand Cooking Class (Mama Noi Cookery School) We booked the half day evening course from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM for 800 baht (about $24.58 USD). This included the creation of a soup, a stir fried meal, curry dish, and a thai tea. Market + Exploration We started the day getting picked up at our studio apartment heading to the market. Our host showed us some of the ingredients we were going to be using. It was pretty cool checking out the Thailand local foods. The Thai lemon basil was our favorite! I thought we would get to pick out our ingredients for our meals at the market, but this was not included in the evening class. We then headed to the actual cooking school: And we played with puppies for the first 15 minutes hahaha they were soooo cute: The […]

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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 […]

HAPPY VIETNAMESE WOMEN’S DAY: FLOWERS AND GIFTS

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

Women of Vietnam have two holidays to celebrate – Mother’s Day, coinciding with International Women’s Day and Vietnamese Women’s Day. The latter, that falls on October 20 every year, has a significant importance for the Vietnamese women. On October 20, 1930 the women of Vietnam united against imperialism and created a special organization, that later […]

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One Month as a Digital Nomad in Ho Chi Minh City [FULL REPORT]

One Month as a Digital Nomad in Ho Chi Minh City [FULL REPORT]


Chris, the Freelancer

People say you either love or hate Vietnam and after one month in the nation's financial capital, I can't say that I 'hate' Vietnam but it definitely wasn't the most comfortable place to live and work.

10 NEW Restaurants Singapore January 2018 – Hawaiian Pancakes, German Burgers, And Korean Grill Meats

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Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao Ngee Ann City #B2-36A, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873 (Orchard MRT) Tel: +65 6733 3229 Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm Daily NEW Outlet At Ngee Ann City B2 Great to have Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao back at Ngee Ann City, which is a constant favourite for family meals. This is especially when we need to satisfy Xiao Long Bao cravings in the heart of town. In terms of food choices, the restaurant continues to specialize in Northern Chinese specialties – as its name suggest La Mian and Xiao Long Bao dumplings; along with meat and seafood dishes from around the Jiangnan region. The specialty is the Hainanese Chicken Xiao Long Bao ($6.80) which incorporates the Singapore signature dish of Hainanese Chicken Rice into their famed Chinese dumplings. To complete the experience, I would recommend dipping the dumpling into the specially made ginger paste, then let the entire piece burst in your mouth. Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Ngee Ann City) Food Exchange Novotel Singapore On Stevens, Orchard District, 28 Stevens Road, #01-01, Singapore 257878 Tel: +65 6491 6100 Impressive International Buffet At Novotel Singapore on Stevens The international buffet restaurant is located on the 2nd storey of the new hotel located in the prestigious Stevens Road neighbourhood. Ready for some fresh sashimi and seafood, hot cooking stations serving up Eggs Benedict, Risotto, Foie Gras, and BBQ and Grill? You must leave some room for the roast meats, which I thought was a cut (pardon the pun) above the rest. The Sunday Family Brunch from 12:00pm – 3:00pm is priced at $78++ or $128++ with free flow Moet Champaign, Rose wine, Red wine, White wine and Draft Beer. HSBC Card Holders enjoy 50% OFF the 2nd diner till 28th...

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Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours

Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours


Saigon Food Tours

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

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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Vegetarian in Vietnam - How to Survive as a Vegetarian in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, Vietnam) ?

Vegetarian in Vietnam - How to Survive as a Vegetarian in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, Vietnam) ?


A Visit in Saigon

Very easy. You may be surprised but Saigon is a good city for Vegetarians. It is much more vegetarian friendly than Bangkok in Thailand. By the way, I am a Vegetarian myself, you can visit my Vegetarian page. The word in Vietnamese for Vegetarian is “Chay”. Món Chay is “Vegetarian food”. Look at the following picture. … Continue reading How to Survive as a Vegetarian in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) ? →

How to Do Mount Fansipan Right

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

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

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How Much A Trip to Vietnam Costs | Vietnam Travel Budget 2017

How Much A Trip to Vietnam Costs | Vietnam Travel Budget 2017


Charlie on Travel

How much does it cost to travel Vietnam? Average daily cost per person, total travel expenses, budget accommodation and cheap food in Vietnam.

10 Halal Restaurants In Ho Chi Minh For Your Gastronomic Adventure

10 Halal Restaurants In Ho Chi Minh For Your Gastronomic Adventure


Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

Ho Chi Minh is known for many things: the Vietnam Independence movement, bike-congested streets, historical attractions and most importantly, the freshness of their local delicacies. We don’t know about you but our food checklist is filled to the brim with goi cuon (fresh spring rolls), bun bo hue (spicy rice vermicelli soup) and their national dish, pho (chicken or beef noodle soup). The prime hotspot for halal foodscape in Ho Chi Minh would be District 1 where these little gems are scattered around the Saigon Central Mosque, Ben Thanh Market and Nancy Mosque. If you’re caught in the city’s hustle

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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A Little Photoessay… What’s Japan Like? Gorgeous. Contradictory. Fascinating.

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

Shibuya, Tokyo Shibuya represented the Japan I had anticipated — bright lights, vibrant colors, pulsing energy, and so. many. people. A friend from college lives in Japan, a lucky circumstance that guaranteed mea familiar face to lead me through my first days in Tokyo. She navigated us through the metro’s maze and the surging mass […]

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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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Behold Las Lajas Sanctuary – the most beautiful church in Colombia

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

Of 16 hour bus rides and making friends on a cable car – a story about my border-crossing experience from Colombia to Ecuador and my detour to see the beautiful Las Lajas Sanctuary in Ipiales.

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Bobii Frutii Singapore – Colourful Bubble Tea From Taiwan Opening At The Clementi Mall, 10 Jan 2018

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The Return Of The Taiwanese Bubble Tea craze in Singapore sees old players such as Gong Cha, Singapore brand LiHo and Taiwan’s PlayMade 丸作, all of them with difference in their areas of specialty. Let’s just say Gong Cha is known for their Alisan Milk Foam, LiHo for Cheese drinks (which is now everywhere) and PlayMade 丸作 for their freshly made pearls. Bobii Frutii will be opening its first store in Singapore at The Clementi Mall. I first tried Bobii Frutii 珍珠水果特調 in Taipei which attracted a crowd initially due to its distinct coloured and “Instagram-worthy” layers. Each cup is made using milk, tea and colourful pearls, with no artificial flavourings, man-made essences, creamer or preservatives. The menu in Singapore features a total of 37 drinks in a single cup size and divided into 5 different categories – Tea/Au Lait aka “served with milk” in French ($2.50 – $3.90), Ice Blended ($5.90 – $6.90), Matcha ($4.90 – $6.50), Fruit Tea ($3.90 – $5.90) and Cheese Tea, exclusive to Singapore ($4.50 – $5.90). Pearls aka bobii (Taiwanese slang for tapioca pearls) that are preservative-free come in 3 different flavours: Original ($0.60), Butterfly Pea ($0.90) and Brown Sugar ($0.90), are made in Taiwan and air-flown to Singapore to ensure freshness and consistency. One thing to note, the bobii in each cup is considerably less compared to other competitor brands out there. Apart from their aesthetically pleasing appearance, each of their signature items have funky names that made me wonder what the flavours are, so I gave up on their names and ended up ordering by colours. “Hi, can I have the blue and yellow layered drink?” “Oh, you mean Mermaid’s Tears?” “Ya, that one.” I cried. The names included Don’t Want To Work, Pandora Treasures, Childhood Memory, Green Romance, and Don’t Want...

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PRICES in Ho Chi Minh City ( Saigon )

PRICES in Ho Chi Minh City ( Saigon )


Eating Saigon!

  Maybe you’ve heard the real estate bubble in Vietnam has burst – some housing prices dropping from their highs by 30-40% in 2012! Maybe you’ve heard that inflation in Vietn…

The Best Eco-Friendly Hotels in New York City

by Diana Rosario @ Drink Tea & Travel

Christmas in New York City is a magical time for both tourists and locals alike. It is the one time of year when the hustle and bustle of the city seem to fade away or at least falls into the backdrop of a special kind of winter wonderland. Even if the city’s sidewalks aren’t covered […]

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5 Awesome Places to Drink Beer in SF

by Heesun @ Me Want Travel

I live in SF and I like beer. By no means does that make me an expert, but after having gone bar hopping for the past 6 years (which my Dad still finds hard to believe) and spending way too much dough on booze, I’ve curated a list of bars that are my faves. Whether it’s just to kick one back with your homies or to try new flavors, this list has got something for you. 5 Awesome Places to Drink Beer in SF 1. Biergarten (Hayes Valley, SF) – Perfect for sunny summer days (be sure to still bring a jacket though, for no other reason than this is SF) and with a group of friends, Biergarten always delivers. There are always a few tasty beers on tap, as well as wine and non-alcoholic options. They also feature a smattering of small plates so you can nosh as you drink those steins. Prost! 424 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102 2. Mission Bar (Mission, SF) – If you’re a fan of dive bars, this place is the bee’s knees. They offer cheap beer, have a pool table, booths that you can lose yourself in conversation in, and are cash only. I […]

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Visiting Stanley and Repulse Bay in Hong Kong

by Sharon @ Me Want Travel

I had been staying in Chiang Mai, Thailand for a month or so and plan on staying there until around March. During this time, I decided to surprise my parents back in Hong Kong (they live there half the year)! I flew over on the 7th without them knowing, and when they opened the door to greet me my dad was in shock and my mom cried. My eyes welled up a little too, haha. It was wonderful hanging out with my parents. I headed back to Chiang Mai on January 16th, but while I was in Hong Kong I was trying to bond with family and get out of the house each day. The other day we visited Stanley and Repulse Bay. The last time I went was with a friend, so it had been a while since going with family. Transportation To get to Stanley and Repulse Bay, we suggest taking a bus rather than a taxi to save money, as the bus is convenient and takes you directly there. Taking a taxi can cost at least 100 HKD, while buses may price under 10 HKD. I like sitting on these double deckers cause you can get a […]

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One Day in Kuala Lumpur

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

In this Kuala Lumpur travel guide, we share our favourite things to do in Malaysia’s capital city, including the best temples, Chinatown and the best vegetarian restaurants in the city. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city, wasn’t on our original travel itinerary. But we’re so glad we went there! Kuala Lumpur is a city with towering skyscrapers, […]

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The Evolution Of Phở (Pho)

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

For those who are passionate about food and culture, especially Vietnam’s, you must have known Pho already. For those who don’t know what Pho is, Pho is Vietnamese beef noodle soup, which is rich in flavor and mesmerizing in the smell. People always sing compliments for our traditional Pho for its taste, but did you […]

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How to Eat Like a Local in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

How to Eat Like a Local in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)


pastemagazine.com

If you want to experience Vietnamese cuisine like a true local, follow your taste buds to these dining destinations.

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How to Escape Living Paycheck to Paycheck

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

Money is never the problem. If you’re living paycheck to paycheck, you are certainly not alone. According to a recent report from Career Builder, 78 percent of full-time workers in the US are living paycheck to paycheck. You might think that you are struggling because your boss doesn’t give you the raise you deserve or

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Booking the Trip of a Lifetime – Part Two

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

If you read my first post, you’ll know we have quite the trip ahead. It took a lot of saving, planning, and research, but in the end it was worth the time and effort.  So how did we do it? I wish I could say I have some sort of secret way of getting free … Continue reading "Booking the Trip of a Lifetime – Part Two"

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6 Yummy Halal Food You Should Try at RIUH Malaysia This Weekend

by Nasreen Nasir @ Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

If there is one thing that Malaysians are crazy for, it’s definitely the weekend festivals! If you don’t already know, there’s a bazaar happening this weekend in Bangsar. Hop over to RIUH, a community-driven bazaar famous for hosting a variety of pop-up stores, creative workshop, live performances and of course, good food! Credit: Giphy This […]

My Cheap Eats From New York

by Jimmy @

New York is huge. With the title of  most expensive city to live in the world,it also is America’s most densely populated city. With limited space within resident’s homes for kitchens, you’ll find most people either eating or “taking out” from … Read all about it!

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Photo Essay: CET Japan

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Rina Lindenmayer, (Soka University of America) Student Correspondent CET Japan, Fall 2017                    

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12 Halal Chinese Restaurants In KL For The Ultimate CNY Reunion Dinner

by Cheng Sim @ Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

Hello there, Chinese New Year! You’re back and we know what happens. We see you on our calendar – food, glorious food! This time, we’re ready for your delightful offerings of Chinese classics and contemporary cuisine. Credit: giphy We’re eyeing the chilli crab. We’re craving for Teochew steamed fish. We’re ready to toss up some […]

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

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Make Action Bronson's Szechuan-Style Honey-Glazed Ribs

Make Action Bronson's Szechuan-Style Honey-Glazed Ribs

by Munchies Staff @ Munchies

If these sweet, spicy, smoky, juicy ribs are good enough for Action Bronson, you know they're gonna be delicious.

Savory Vietnamese Dishes – A Look Into The “Bun” Family (Part Two)

by Duy Phan @ Saigon Food Tour

Following the last entry, us Saigon Food Tour is going to introduce you to more of the “Bun” family. But this time, these bowls of “Bun” will be more different and they are not so well-known by travellers as well. 3. Bún thịt nướng ( Chargrilled pork patties with herbs vermicelli ) I know we all like our […]

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10 Best Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - Hostelworld

10 Best Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - Hostelworld


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This month’s guest expert is Hayley Coleman from TripAdvisor. In this post Hayley introduces us to a selection of best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh.

Patagonia: the Ultimate Travel and Hiking Guide

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Patagonia is a huge region of South America covering both Argentina and Chile. With so much to see and do, including hiking, trekking, boating, skiing and snowboarding, touring historical sites, and more, we had to send someone down there to find out everything about it. And now our ultimate guide to Patagonia is awaiting those who yearn for more adventure in this beautiful and inspiring area. Come check out our guide and start planning your trip today!

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How to care for your winter wear between trips in hot humid weather

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

Tips for tropical folk like me who have no idea how to care for your winter clothing because we use it so infrequently, and how to store it in hot humid conditions.

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A Little Update…

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

Have no fear, The Shoestring Trekkers are back! It was looking like the page was going to fall into the abyss of the interwebs, but fear not! Honestly, as soon as we got home everything just sort of fell back into place like we never left. I can’t tell you how many blogs I read … Continue reading "A Little Update…"

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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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Photo Essay: CET Shanghai

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Chloe Chang (George Washington University) Student Correspondent CET Shanghai, Fall 2017                

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San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

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Travel costs and prices for San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

Longines Legend Diver Watch Review [Reference L3.674.4.50.6] – A Tribute To A Classic 1960 Dive Watch

by Trevor Guilday @

The Longines Legend Diver is a truly vintage-inspired timepiece that honors the classic Longines Reference 7042 dive watch from 1960. I recently had the pleasure of wearing the Legend Diver Reference L3.674.4.50.6 and quite enjoyed the overall experience on the wrist, as well as the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Longines brand. The [...]

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How Much Money Do I Need For Hong Kong?

by Guest Travel Writer @ Travel Happy

Hong Kong has it all – heavenly food, high-octane nightlife, striking architecture and top shopping all laced with heaps of culture and tradition. There are plenty of ways to spend a fortune, but Lee Cobaj explains how Hong Kong doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive Hong Kong © barbara-pictures Compared to its SE Asian neighbours, […]

Copper Cow Coffee: Vietnamese Pour-Over Goes Global

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

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

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Visiting Saigon During TET – 2017

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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

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

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

Speed POS: Diagnostic Data For Reactive Restaurateurs

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

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

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It’s Going to Be Tougher to Bring Service and Support Animals on Delta Flights

It’s Going to Be Tougher to Bring Service and Support Animals on Delta Flights

by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Delta is introducing new restrictions for service animals. Beginning March 1, Delta will require that all passengers traveling with a support or service animal provide additional documents, outlining the need for the service animal as well as proof of the animal’s training and vaccinations, 48 hours prior to departure. The carrier says that the new rules …

Ho Chi Minh Museum

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Visit Nami Island, Gangchon Rail Park, and Petite France on a Day Tour from Seoul

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

Nami Island is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Seoul. Aside from being storybook beautiful, it's a curious place that's unlike anything we've ever visited. There's a child-like quality to the island reminiscent of faeries, elves, and other playful spirits. We relegate them to fantasy as adults but here, they may still exist.

Monthly Update: Saigon – January 2016

by Jimmy @

Holy shit! Where did 2015 go? It feels like the past five months have been quite the whirlwind. You may notice that I’ve been super lazy in making any attempt at making updates here as well as my other blog. I’ve spent the … Read all about it!

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Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe

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Travel costs and prices for Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe

Vietnam Tips And Tricks: 26 Key Things To Know Before Your Trip

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This list of useful tips and tricks of Vietnam is mostly intended for first-time visitors but it can help anyone achieve a safe and worry-free travel. It should alert you for common mistakes and prepare you for traveling to one of the most amazing countries on Earth. I mean it. Not gonna lie: Vietnam is […]

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Jakarta, Indonesia

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Travel costs and prices for Jakarta, Indonesia

Playa Del Carmen Wrap-Up: One Month as Digital Nomads in Mexican Paradise

by Chris @ Chris, the Freelancer

Mexico always fascinated me as a country for living the remote work lifestyle. The food was a big factor but also, the inexpensive cost of living and warm climate indicated to me that Mexico had a lot of potential. However, when I began my research on where to go in Mexico, there was only location ...

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District Eight’s Marcus Loke’s Life In Furniture Production

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Marcus Loke is the production manager at District Eight. Like many of us, he found his vocation by chance. Disappointed by his high school exams, Marcus set off on his bike to the industrial zone near the edge of his hometown in the north of Malaysia to look for work. That journey led to a […]

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