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10 Things You Should Know About Shopping In Vietnam.

by Shweta Agrawal @ Tooreest

Travelling to Vietnam? perfect, you’ll enjoy a wonderful climate, going to visit some incredible places and probably you’ll end up buying many more things than you had intended, so that you can enjoy shopping in Vietnam, we want to share the list of 10 things you should know about shopping in Vietnam, !shhh it’s a secret so […]

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Jolie-Pitt brood visit Vietnam

Jolie-Pitt brood visit Vietnam


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Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and their six children are on a visit to Vietnam, where adopted son Pax was born.

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Facebook is changing its news feed. Here's how to keep up with local news

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Facebook is rolling out changes to its news feed that could affect posts you see from The Pantagraph.

#UrbanYoga2016: Taking Yoga Outdoors

by Carmel David @ Pink My Ride

Waking up at 5:00 on a Sunday morning for Urban Yoga 2016 was worth it.  I’m sure the hundreds of others who graced the event feel the same way.  Urban Yoga 2016 was organized by Urban Ashram Yoga, the premier center for the study of yoga here in Manila, and was held at the Ayala Triangle Gardens […] Read more...


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8 restaurants that you cannot miss in Ho Chi Minh City

8 restaurants that you cannot miss in Ho Chi Minh City


Romancing The Planet

Ho Chi Minh city is home to some of the best upscale and mid range restaurants in the world. Serving both Vietnamese and International cuisines in modern and traditional ways, there are some restaurants that you cannot afford to miss while in Ho Chi Minh City. We walk to through some of the best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City.

Management mechanisms for transport projects should be revamped

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

Investment in infrastructure construction is crucial to boosting economic growth. However, many transport projects managed by the Ministry of Transport are taking much longer than expected pace due to soaring material costs and management weaknesses in implementing projects. Since early this year, increases in the prices of building materials have had a negative impact on […]

How To Manage Finances During Travel – Guide By The Expert

by Sai Karthik Reddy Mekala @ Romancing The Planet

Managing finances during travel can be tough especially if you don’t have much of travel experience. While travelling through different continents, countries and dealing with numerous currencies, you might get a little lost and...

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Olympian Wieber says team doctor Nassar abused her

Olympian Wieber says team doctor Nassar abused her

by The Washington Post @ The Mercury News

Jordyn Wieber became the fourth member of the 2012 team - dubbed the "Fierce Five" - to assert abuse by Nassar, including McKayla Maroney, Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, who joined Wieber in court Friday, and also addressed Nassar.

Exotic Honeymoon Destinations In India

by Madhurima Chakraborty @ Romancing The Planet

With many luxurious and exotic honeymoon destinations in India, makes the subcontinent a land of wonder. The amazing people and their amazing hospitality will soothe you immensely as the spicy treats from the neighborhood...

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On Community

by Carmel David @ Pink My Ride

  Oh my, hello.  I can’t believe I’m writing again.  I’m finally back from my blogging hiatus or, as I would like to call it, my “blog sabbatical”.  Thank you to those who have prayed for me and have sent their well-wishes — they are very much appreciated.  I’m happy to say that right now, […] Read more...


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Ho Chi Minh City Neighborhood Guide

Ho Chi Minh City Neighborhood Guide


DestinAsian

Five picks from Ho Chi Minh City's café-filled French Colonial laneways and vibrant creative scene.

Gopuek Godum (โกเผือกโกดำ): The Best Meal I Had In Chiang Mai

by Hui Jun Ng @ Thekeepersmap

Gopuek Godum (โกเผือกโกดำ): This Local Chiang Mai Eatery’s Colourful Thai Custard Is Sold Out Within 4 Hours Every Day.

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Best Time to Visit Coorg (Kodagu), India

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Located in Karnataka India; Coorg (also known as Kodagu) receives a lot of tourists annually. It has incredible views and a lot of charm. It’s a great place to take a vacation if you go during the right months. Even though Coorg is a great place to visit year round, […]

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VERSAILLES BRUNCH, ST REGIS DUBAI

by doodle diaries @ Doodle Diaries DXB

Let’s be honest – Dubai wouldn’t be Dubai without it’s famous Friday brunch, and as we all know, Dubai has one for every occasion. Whilst most are normally a rowdy affair, there are a few brunches out there that don’t end in drunken oblivion – the brunch at Brasserie Quartier is definitely one of them. Elegant in style, serving some of the finest French fare in the city, this particular Friday haute offers free-flowing champagne in a fantastic setting. Known in town as BQ, the French Kitchen & Bar is located in the heart of The St. Regis Dubai, and the new brunch, named the Versailles Evolution Brunch, celebrates the love of food – we are totally on-board with that! Worth getting out of bed for, the beautiful interiors of Brasserie Quartier are reminiscent of a neighbourhood French bistro with light wood, green velvet seats and the monochromatic tiled floors transporting you straight to the heart of France. Split into three sections, the main dining area, complete with open kitchen is where the main buffet …

Taking A Blogging Break (Plus A Short Gratitude List)

by Carmel David @ Pink My Ride

Image Source: femininestock.com To my dear readers: I’ll be taking a break from blogging for a couple of weeks due to personal reasons. I’m not sick nor dying nor broke, don’t worry, and everyone in the family is okay.  I just need to sort some things out, and I’d like to request that you pray […] Read more...


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Saigon's Cuc Gach Quan - Brangelina love it - Travel Bug Within

Saigon's Cuc Gach Quan - Brangelina love it - Travel Bug Within


Travel Bug Within

For exceptional gourmet Vietnamese food in Saigon, try Cuc Gach Quan Restaurant in District 1. Brangelina rate it

Review: A Wonderful Cultural Experience of TEH DAR

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

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

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Things To Do In Mekong Delta.

by Shweta Agrawal @ Tooreest

If you are fond of a getaway in the peaceful countryside with the simple life, let us fulfill your desire by a tour to Mekong Delta. It is not only the most significant agricultural and fishing region throughout the country, but also one of the popular tourist destinations where you can enjoy a cruise on boats […]

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Hoi An Vietnam bars I’d recommend

by Jennifer Johnston @ Travel Bug Within

When night time falls in Hoi An When the sun dips and night time falls on Hoi An, the streets of the old town magically transform into a labyrinth of colour from the multi coloured Japanese lanterns casting an ethereal glow.  Wander the streets to drink in the festive atmosphere and the lack of crowds and […]

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Ichiru: Kimono History in the Making

by Chris Gould @ Macaron Magazine

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There is something beautifully idyllic about the hammering and brushing noises from Mr Makita’s workshop, deep inside the backstreets of Downtown Tokyo. The early-Show era this may no longer be, but an early-Showa era business this most definitely is. Welcome to Ichiru, a kimono shop that is truly one of a kind. Until recently, Ichiru(...)

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Pho Viet Nam

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[In Her Suitcase] Kath Eustaquio-Derla on Her Writing Journey and Her New Book

by Carmel David @ Pink My Ride

In Her Suitcase is an interview section on the blog that turns the spotlight on women who inspire me, who can inspire you, and who try to create their best lives by coloring their journeys in their own unique and remarkable ways. Kath Eustaquio-Derla has gone a long way since her successful blog on Cosmo.ph called Bedroom Blog by […] Read more...


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A Tavern for lamb

by Charles Snowdon @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

A Sunday roast is a tradition in the UK & as it had been so long since I had partaken in such a great ritual, I decided to seek out the best for a Sunday roast. The suggestion that kept coming forth was The Tavern in district 7.

As usual, Sunday arrived & off we went to The Tavern for the anticipated roast dinner sensation. On arrival I was informed that today’s roast was lamb for 245,000đ. Without hesitation, my order was placed & my friend ordered the all-day breakfast.

After about 20 minutes 2 large plates crammed with steaming grub arrived at our table. My roast was more than substantial & smelt like a Sunday at home in the UK. The plate was covered with lamb, roast & mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables & a Yorkshire pudding. Mint sauce & gravy were the side-kicks for this dish of splendour.

Not to be out done, the breakfast was also vast with eggs, beans, sausages, hash browns, mushrooms, bacon, toast & butter. At a price of 155,000đ, this is without a shadow of doubt the best I have set eyes on in Asia.

Taste wise, the roast was exactly as it should be with everything properly cooked & served at just the right temperature, a truly pleasing roast that would not be out of place in London’s finest pubs. My only gripe is that the Yorkshire pudding was a rather heavy consistency, this has to be due to the available ingredients in Vietnam. The breakfast was faultless, I sampled some & can vouch for my friends testimonial.

So 4 well earned stars for The Tavern, highly recommended & I shall return in the not too distant future.

Byron Bay – a backpacker’s haven

by Jennifer Johnston @ Travel Bug Within

Byron Bay has forever been a destination for beautiful beaches, stunning hinterland and a laid back casual vibe. It’s been a few years between visits and I can confirm all those enticing aspects have not changed. The tourists are still drawn to Byron in numbers, but with my most recent visit, Byron felt like it […]

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PICS: Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie visit Vietnam with their brood

PICS: Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie visit Vietnam with their brood


Marie Claire

The A-list parents treated their children to a trip to Vietnam – the home country of adopted son Pax

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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EATS OF THE WEEK

by doodle diaries @ Doodle Diaries DXB

Galvin Dubai, CityWalk: Created by the Michelin-starred chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin, Galvin Dubai is located in the vibrant The Square, City Walk, an area of town that is constantly soaring to new highs – if you haven’t been already, make this a mission! The opening of this elegant and social restaurant and lounge represents the brothers’ first venture outside the UK after the successful opening of Demoiselle by Galvin earlier this year, also at City Walk. Inspiration has been drawn from a commitment to ‘Best of British’, infused with a Mediterranean Basin flair; an evocative array of Italian, Southern French and North African ‘flavours of the sun’ themes which are apparent through the food, wine, interiors and even the water. Believe me when I say you’ll instantly fall in love when you walk through the doors – there is something about the cosy interiors that urges you to dig into some hearty food accompanied by copious amounts of red wine. The interiors are on the dark side but trust me, it works. The emerald green …

The oddest place on Nguyễn Trãi

by Joe Buckley @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

Walking into Zen Plaza is a very bizarre experience. From the outside, the building just looks like it houses the offices of innumerable boring businesses. Which, as it turns out, is exactly what it does house. Although the bottom couple of floors make some sort of claim to be a shopping mall.

And it’s a claim which the place doesn’t manage to pull off. The first thing I noticed was a sign pointing to the basement. So, like Alice going down the rabbit hole, I went down there. But it certainly didn’t lead to a Wonderland – just a grubby basement and a small Family Mart.

Back upstairs I went. I found some half empty clothes shops. A floor or two more followed, and each had a couple more ghost stores and customer-less restaurants. Then I realised that members of the public can’t go any higher, because that’s when the offices start. So I went back downstairs. And left the warped Wonderland.Which was a relief.

Taking decent photographs was also a challenge here, because there’s so little there. Nguyễn Trãi contains a lot of interesting little stores worth exploring. Zen Plaza, however, isn’t one of them. It’s odd, but not in a good way.

Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral

by Hiep Pham @ Hop On Hop Off Viet Nam – Most convenient city tour bus services

Situated right in the heart of Hochiminh City is the most famous landmark as well as core Cathedral of the city, Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral (translated as “Nhà thờ Đức Bà Sài Gòn). Notre-Dame Cathedral, or

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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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Secret Saigon

Secret Saigon

by Simon Stanley @ ho chi minh city – Simon Stanley, Writer

A Guide to Ho Chi Minh City’s Hidden Treasures. Words and photos by Simon Stanley. Published by Sapore di Cina, January 2017.   For tourists visiting Saigon for the first time, many of whom come clutching one of just a handful of printed tour guides currently on sale, even those picking their own way around the...

NA Chairwoman welcomes Japanese parliamentary delegation

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan made the suggestion while greeting a delegation from the Japanese Lower House of Parliament in Hanoi on January 19 on the sidelines of the ongoing 26th annual APPF (APPF-26) meeting. Both sides should maintain high-ranking visits, enhance cooperation between young parliamentarians and join hands to […]

Ed Norton: Interview with Lonely Planet Travel Photographer

by Shing Yoong @ The Culture Map

Ed Norton has been a travel photographer for the last seven years and has amassed an impressive client list including Lonely Planet, National Geographic, Forbes, BBC and Travel Channel. Originally from Bristol, he has been to 51 countries to date and is currently on an indefinite trip around the world. When he’s not travelling, London is his second...

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9 Unique Restaurants in Saigon - Ho Chi Minh | ALO Travel Asia

9 Unique Restaurants in Saigon - Ho Chi Minh | ALO Travel Asia


ALO Travel Asia

1. Noir – Dining in the dark Add: Lane 178 Hai Ba Trung . Da Kao . District 1 . Ho Chi Minh City . Vietnam At Noir. Dining in the Dark, you will embark on a sensory journey into a different world and savour exquisite tastes and textures in complete darkness. This multi-sensory dining experience will stimulate your senses and open your mind. The experience begins in our pitch black dining room where you will be... read more

[Saigon Adventure Series] Prologue: “Parang Manila lang”?

by Carmel David @ Ho Chi Minh City – Pink My Ride

“Why Saigon?  Parang Manila lang yan!”  Welcome to my 3-part Saigon Adventure Series, where I’ll be chronicling some highlights of my recent trip!  Last month, I went on a vacation in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City was formerly known as Saigon, and that’s how I’ll be referring to the city […] Read more...


[Saigon Adventure Series] Prologue: “Parang Manila lang”? was first posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:21 pm.
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Stargate People Asia – People Of The Year

Stargate People Asia – People Of The Year

by campfiremedia @ blog: campfiremedia

As Stargate People Asia awards their People Of The Year to the deserving recipients tonight at Sofitel, I’d like to share some of the photos I took for their POY issue. Conchita Carpio-Morales, Ombudsman makeup/hair: eddie mar cabiltes “If someone tells me that I’m too old for my job, I’m affected. Because I’m not! There … Continue reading

Top 10 restaurants to see and enjoy Ho chi Minh city best price

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SANTANI, KANDY SRI LANKA

by doodle diaries @ Doodle Diaries DXB

At the forefront of health and wellness in Sri Lanka, Santani Wellness Resort and Spa is a tranquil haven set among 48 acres of tea plantations, rice padis and lush vegetation. Founded by Sri Lankan Vickum Nawagamuwage, who was educated at Harvard before being snapped up by Deloitte, Santani is Sri Lanka’s first serious luxury health retreat. Our main pavilion is one of the architectural highlights of the property and has a panoramic view of the mountains around you. Thanks @pk.philippe for the great picture. #srilanka #kandy #architecture #archilovers #art #contemporary #greenery #insta #instago #instapic #instagood #photo #photography #photos #travel #traveling #travelling #travelgram #trip #wanderlust #instapassport #photooftheday #luxury #luxuryhotel #besthotels #hotel #luxurylife A post shared by Santani (@santani_wellness) on Dec 4, 2017 at 8:51pm PST Located just one hour outside of Kandy, the property has 20-standalone villas perched on the mountainside providing stunning location, unique design and amazing cuisine. Situated close to the town of Digana, the property also gives guests the opportunity to traverse around undiscovered mountain regions, and even hike to the Knuckles …

InterContinental Singapore : Immerse Yourself in Art & Culture of Singapore

by Sylvia Le Dung @ Macaron Magazine

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InterContinental Singapore stands vibrant in the heart of Singapore City Centre, the hub of arts, culture and heritage of this city state. Refurbished in 2013, this luxury hotel renews its emphatic connections with more than 20 vintage historical sites, storied national monuments, creativity-laden art institutions and expansive museums. A trip to any of these sites(...)

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Tokyo In Winter with Kids

Tokyo In Winter with Kids

by campfiremedia @ blog: campfiremedia

We were really itching to go traveling one last time before my wife gets too far into her pregnancy to get on a plane. I was so glad that we chose to go to Japan again (we went earlier this year as well) since it’s a relatively short trip from Manila and so easy to … Continue reading

Non La – Symbol of Vietnamese charm and romance

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

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

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La Juiceria on Bernama Today

La Juiceria on Bernama Today

by noreply@blogger.com (Anabelle Co) @ Expatriate in KL



April 13, 2016 - La Juiceria's founder Anabelle Co-Martinent interviewed on Bernama Today Malaysia's TV News Channel

I went on TV to share our story on how we grew La Juiceria, why you should start drinking cold-pressed juices and how it can help you stay healthy. Also shared a little about our new ventures, which aims to help people stay on the healthy path: Goodness Greens Cafe at Taman Tun TTDI and The Honest Treat raw vegan cakes.

Japanese Spring Festival

by terence @ you used to be alright

Wow, as always, we’re really catching up on old news. Way back in February, my colleague Mike and I decided to go to Japan for snowboarding. While I had been many times, this was to be his first time to … Continue reading

'Brangelina' no more: Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

'Brangelina' no more: Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt


Star Tribune

Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after just over two years of marriage.

Night Marketing – Raohe Street

by terence @ you used to be alright

On my last night of free time (I’d be remaining in Taipei for another 4 days, however, my work schedule made it so I was eating a lot of hotel food and food court food for the rest of my … Continue reading

Where Should I Visit In Ho Chi Minh City?

by Shweta Agrawal @ Tooreest

It’s a broad question. However, I bet you’re a first time visitor to Ho Chi Minh, Hence, I’ll suggest a list of both top attractions and hidden gems for you to explore, based on your preference. Tooreest App is also here to help you to find the best credible guide in Ho Chi Minh to […]

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The Ultimate Guide on How to get from Danang to Hoi An (& Vice Versa)

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

When traveling from Danang to Hoi An, in Vietnam, there are a few options you can choose. Those options are private car, taxi, bus or, if you are really adventurous, you can rent a motorbike. Whilst Uber and Grab (a local type Uber company) are available in the area, chances […]

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Abbot Fund continues to expand children’s nutrition programme

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

The US$51,000 programme aims to improve child nutrition among 2,000 school children by providing nourishing foods including Ensure, Similac, Isomil, and multivitamins as well as paediatric and nutritional education to teachers and health workers. The Child Nutrition Programme also aims to enrich the diets of malnourished children by training educators in good nutrition, while providing […]

Tenya 22 in Shanghai

by terence @ you used to be alright

When you speak to Western expatriates in Shanghai, I feel as there is oftentimes a tried-and-true list of places to go to eat. Brunch? Madison. Spanish Tapas? El Wily. High end Italian? Mercato. I enjoy all of those places, but … Continue reading

Brad Pitt, Jolie make surprise trip to Vietnam

Brad Pitt, Jolie make surprise trip to Vietnam


U.S.

Hollywood superstars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to Vietnam, cruising the streets of commercial hub Ho Chi Minh City on a motorbike.

10 things to know if there’s a federal government shutdown

10 things to know if there’s a federal government shutdown

by John Woolfolk @ The Mercury News

With lawmakers in the nation’s capital at odds over immigration and digging in their heels, hopes were fading Friday morning about a possible funding agreement that could avert a government shutdown that would begin at 9 p.m. California time. So what will happen if there’s no deal to authorize government funding and Uncle Sam’s ATM […]

A Strong Core

by Carmel David @ Pink My Ride

“Strengthening your core can help you avoid falls.  Without a strong core, every pose you do is in danger of falling apart from the inside out.” – Yoga Journal Core strength is intimately linked to balance, because the core muscles serve as stabilizers for the entire body.  You may be shaken by a challenging yoga […] Read more...


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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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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie visit Vietnam orphans

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie visit Vietnam orphans


Houston Chronicle

HANOI, Vietnam — Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie doled out candies and toys during a surprise visit to an orphanage in southern Vietnam, according a state-run newspaper. Newspapers, which ran front-page photos on Friday of Pitt and Jolie riding a scooter in the city, said today their photographers had been unable to capture any shot of the couple on their second day in town.

She Café in Ho Chi Minh - Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Justgola

She Café in Ho Chi Minh - Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Justgola


Justgola

She cafe is tucked away in an alley and then upstairs in an apartment block. She cafe would have to be the most comfortable cafes according to previous travelers.

The Naka Phuket Hotel Review: So beautiful, it’s an attraction on its own

by Hui Jun Ng @ Thekeepersmap

The Naka Phuket Hotel Review: The Naka Phuket’s exclusive private beach puts Patong Beach to utter shame. The villas are incredibly spacious and gorgeous!

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Taipei redux

by terence @ you used to be alright

I was actually in Taipei, not to eat, but to run. Despite being woefully unprepared (wrong shoes!) and tired (just having run the Shanghai half two weeks prior). I went for a warm up run around my hotel neighborhood just … Continue reading

Winter Wonderland in Chamonix

Winter Wonderland in Chamonix

by thecroissantpostcards @ The Croissant Postcards

My dear friend Juliette has been inviting us to her family’s holiday house in the Alps for as long as I can remember. And somehow we’ve never managed to organise it. But unemployment is bliss in that it gives me all the free time in the world to do some travelling and spend time with … Continue reading Winter Wonderland in Chamonix

Experience Venetian Luxury at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

by Fiona M. King @ Macaron Magazine

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The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is inspired by Venice, Italy and has manicured gardens, a private beach and 447 guest rooms and 85 private villas. Featuring Renaissance design, the luxury property of The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is a 5-star hotel that includes a stand-alone spa, nine restaurants, various bars, a swimming pool, conference(...)

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How to Go Trekking in Thailand

by Louise Carr @ Best Of Southeast Asia

While the first thing you may think about Thailand is beaches, the country is actually blessed with a wealth of outdoor activity opportunities – including some top-class trekking. The northern area of Thailand around Chiang Mai is the most obvious trekking choice as there are many different routes in the region to choose from, but it is by no means the only destination.

Lofoten Islands: Exploring the Arctic Landscape, Attractions & Restaurants

by Shing Yoong @ The Culture Map

The wild and rugged beauty of the Lofoten Islands is a highlight of any trip to Norway. Dramatic glacier-carved mountains soar straight out of the sea dwarfing tiny little fishing villages. Sheltered bays and fjords line the coast, and the smell of dried cod lingers ubiquitously in the cool air. Out of all the places...

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Top 4 Stop in District 1: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Top 4 Stop in District 1: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Nicole Travels

Ho Chi Minh City is the capitol city of Vietnam. Previously named Saigon, it is now named after the country’s former president. I had just over 24 hours in Ho Chi Minh which was plenty of time to toured District 1. District 1 is the center of the city. There are many museums and governmental buildings here, …

Jolie-Pitt brood visit Vietnam

Jolie-Pitt brood visit Vietnam


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Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and their six children are on a visit to Vietnam, where adopted son Pax was born.

The Absolute Best Halong Bay Cruise | Top 13 Recommendations

by Andrzej Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Are you looking for the best Halong Bay cruise for your next holiday in Vietnam? Join in with thousands of happy travelers on a trip of a life time on the best Halong Bay tour in Vietnam! In order to make your planning that much easier, we have compiled a […]

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Gaya Island Resort : Borneo’s Island Paradise

by Sylvia Le Dung @ Macaron Magazine

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Along the miles-long shoreline of Malohom Bay, off the coast of Kota Kinabalu in Borneo, languidly lies Gaya Island Resort. It’s a nature-inspired island hideaway nestled in the heart of an ancient rain forest almost hidden and lovingly protected by rich and lush green hills. Across the horizon is a stunning, awesome view of the(...)

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BTS–Sansiri Joint-Venture Reveals “THE LINE Asoke–Ratchada” in Bangkok’s New CBD

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(Source: Golden Emperor and Asia Bankers Club) BTS Group, Thailand’s number one mass transit operator, and Sansiri, Thailand’s property leader and the country’s only fully integrated property developer, expect to observe yet another phenomenon, in which all units in their joint-venture condominium development are sold out in a single day. The two visionary companies have announced(...)

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Guide to Saigon aka Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam: 3D2N Long Weekend Itinerary

Guide to Saigon aka Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam: 3D2N Long Weekend Itinerary


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What to do, eat and see in Ho Chi Minh: Dine at Cuc Gach Quan, try Vietnamese coffee from Café Runam, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels and party at Chill Skybar.

Best Time to Visit Goa, India: Best Season & Month

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Goa is a magical place to visit. Many tourists describe the weather as being perfect- not too hot or cold … if you go there at the right time of year that is. The best season to visit Goa in India is during the winter; whilst the best month to […]

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10 things to know before you go to Cambodia

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

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

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Publishing collection of General Van Tien Dung

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

General Van Tien Dung PANO – In response to readers’ demands, a collection of General Van Tien Dung’s works has been published by the Army Publishing House, celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the South’s liberation (April 30). During the two resistance wars against the French and Americans, the name of General Van Tien Dung was […]

Top 10 things to see in Ho Chi Minh City Tour

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How to Make the Most of London

by Shing Yoong @ The Culture Map

The first time I moved to London in 2013 I promised myself I would explore everything it has to offer. I’d go to as many exhibitions as I could, see all my favourite musicians if they came to town and attend talks on subjects I knew nothing about. But I broke that promise. I rarely...

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Love will tear us apart

Love will tear us apart

by terence @ you used to be alright

Like many other Chinese Americans of my generation, New Order was an integral part of the soundtrack to much of my junior high and high school days. With cassette tapes (YES!) of Substance, Technique and Low Life riding around in … Continue reading

Things To Do And See In Nha Trang.

by Shweta Agrawal @ Tooreest

Nha Trang is the popular beach destination for backpackers and local in Vietnam. White, sandy beaches stretch into a dramatic backdrop of mountains, and with nineteen islands to choose from it’s no wonder that this is a popular place for tourists. This is the perfect spot to learn how to dive while still keeping your budget in […]

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5 Instagram-Worthy Chiang Mai Cafes with Free Wifi

by Hui Jun Ng @ Thekeepersmap

From Akha Ama Coffee to The Barn: Eatery Design, here are 5 Instagram-worthy Chiang Mai cafes that are totally worth checking out. The best part is? These pretty cafes all offer free wifi!

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Celeb Pix: Brangelina and kids vacation in Ho Chi Minh City

Celeb Pix: Brangelina and kids vacation in Ho Chi Minh City


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Celeb Pix: Brangelina and kids vacation in Ho Chi Minh City

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

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

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

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SPLENDIDO, RITZ CARLTON JBR

by doodle diaries @ Doodle Diaries DXB

My first memories of Dubai not only involve sights of a sparse Dubai Marina and JA Hotel in Jebal Ali; they also involve Splendido, the classy Italian restaurant in the Ritz Carlton and a place that has been feeding me quattro formaggi pizzas since I was 10 years old. Recently renovated, Splendido offers a slice of Italian style combined with New York deli vibes, resulting in a combination of pasta, pizza, soup, seafood and a variety of meat and fish dishes available on the menu. Alongside delicious food, the restaurant also serves a commendable selection of signature and traditional cocktails and mocktails, as well as a selection of great wines, all which can be recommended to suit your dish by the expert sommelier. A hotel that seems to have been swamped by the tall towers of JBR, the Ritz Carlton never wavers in style, and continues to offer that same welcoming feel I felt all those years ago. Splendido, situated on the level below the lobby, has recently undergone a major renovation, and with that, warm tones, white wash walls and a …

Little Tokyo: A nocturnal crawl through Saigon’s Japanese ghetto (photo essay)

Little Tokyo: A nocturnal crawl through Saigon’s Japanese ghetto (photo essay)

by Simon Stanley @ ho chi minh city – Simon Stanley, Writer

words and photos by Simon Stanley Having first arrived in the early 1990s, the Japanese community in Ho Chi Minh City today is one of the largest and longest-standing expat groups, giving way to an entire neighbourhood of sushi joints, whisky bars, closed-door massage parlours and sex-starved salarymen. For the full story, as published by...

President Tran Dai Quang hosts IPU leaders

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

Quang made the remark at a reception on January 19 for an IPU delegation led by President Gabriela Cuevas Barron, who are in Hanoi to attend the the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26). He said that the presence of IPU’s President Barron, former President Saber Chowdhury and Secretary General Martin Chungong […]

Banh mi is the most popular Saigon street food

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Bánh mì is among the most popular and ubiquitous street foods in Saigon. Walk any street in Saigon and you’re likely to find at least one street food vendor smearing a small baguette with pâté,

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Two Weeks in Cuba – Itinerary and Tips

by Shing Yoong @ The Culture Map

Before I arrived in Cuba with my friend, we had the idea of travelling the entire length of the country from west to east. After Havana we’d head west to Viñales and from there we’d make our way to Baracoa with the view of stopping at various cities and towns in-between. However, when we arrived...

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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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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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ILO helps improve working conditions for textile employees

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

The programme will be conducted over five years supporting the government in improving labour standards, and working with companies to build a more effective process for abiding to them. The focus will be on increasing the efficiency of enterprises, widening their consumer services and thereby promoting overall economic development. Vietnam is the first nation chosen […]

3D2N Tokyo Itinerary: How To Maximise Your Time In The Capital Of Japan

by Hui Jun Ng @ Thekeepersmap

Tokyo Itinerary: Watch Tsukiji Market's tuna auction, visit Yurakucho Yakitori Alley, savour authentic Kobe beef, eat Honmura An's soba, pet an owl & more!

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Cultivating the Filipinos’ Love for Learning through Reading

by Carmel David @ Pink My Ride

There is nothing I enjoy more than visiting a place where I can learn new things.  Did you know that we have a book museum here in Metro Manila, and that it’s actually the first one in all of Asia?  And did you know that its owner is one of the most well-traveled people in […] Read more...


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The Peninsula Tokyo – Luxury Redefined

by Emily S. Lee @ Macaron Magazine

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A great team and impeccable attention to detail give The Peninsula Tokyo the edge Words & Photography | Emily Lee After a quick and smooth checkout, a member of The Peninsula Tokyo concierge team quickly approached. With a courteous smile on her face, she gently reminded me of my evening appointment, a business meeting that(...)

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Photos: Baby Fiona the hippo turns one

Photos: Baby Fiona the hippo turns one

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The Cincinnati Zoo has a day of festivities ready for internet hippo celebrity Fiona's first birthday party Saturday, and expect plenty more of Fiona in Year 2.

The 23rd Mai Vang Awards announced winners

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

Pop stars Noo Phuoc Thinh and Vu Cat Tuong won titles of Male and Female Favorite Pop Singer. Singer Phi Nhung receive the Best singer of traditional and folk music award. The “Favorite Band” went to the P366. Little singer Vo Khanh Ngoc took two prizes, including “Best MV” and “Favorite child singer”. In the […]

13 of the Best Places to Eat in Hua Hin, Thailand

by Louise Carr @ Best Of Southeast Asia

Hua Hin is one of the most popular places to visit in Thailand. It has everything for a great vacation, whether you are into beaches, sports, spas – or restaurants. In fact, the restaurants in Hua Hin are top notch and there is a real variety on offer.

11 of the Best Hot Springs in Japan

by Louise Carr @ Best Of Southeast Asia

Hot springs in Japan are called onsen, and spending some time at the hot springs is one of the best ways to relax and unwind. You have plenty of choice – there are over 3,000 hot springs all over the country, and we have narrowed this down to a list of just 11 of the best hot springs in Japan.

Jolie-Pitt brood visit Vietnam

Jolie-Pitt brood visit Vietnam


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It was the family's first trip back to the country since Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, 7, was adopted four years ago.

'Jersey Shore' star 'The Situation' admits tax evasion

'Jersey Shore' star 'The Situation' admits tax evasion

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FILE - This Sept. 9, 2013 file photo shows reality television star from the MTV Series "Jersey Shore," Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino in New York. One of the former stars of the "Jersey Shore" reality TV show is expected to…

Cuba: Essential Travel Advice You Should Know Before Going

by Shing Yoong @ The Culture Map

Visa/Tourist Card You need a visa/tourist card to enter Cuba. There are a few different ways to apply but since we were short on time, we applied through Cuba Visa and it came two days later by post. It cost £35 and it was a quick and easy process. However, if you’re not in a hurry,...

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A peaceful park

by Charles Snowdon @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

Tân Cảng Park is located in Bình Thạnh District, not far from District 2. It is within fairly reach of Thảo Điền Pearl Building so it is an ideal respite for residents living there.

On approaching the park, I was struck firstly by the quietness of the area then by the abundance of bright flowers. The park is not far from a main road but it does not overly suffer from the constant hum of the traffic. It is also bordered by the Saigon River. In addition to the masses of beautiful flowers, there are tennis courts, tables & ‘huts’ that I presume are used for cooking & serving food. They are quite ingenious looking & would not be out of place on a tropical island. The eating area & general layout suggest that this is a popular spot for wedding receptions and the setting for wedding photographs. Indeed the trees & flowers would undoubtedly provide a lovely back drop for a memorable occasion.

The palm trees, greenery & water features all tended to by devoted gardeners make this a peaceful place that is well worth a visit. This is the type of park that is ideal for laying back & diving into a good book, the tranquillity & lovely grounds will surely enable even the most stressed person to unwind.

Due to its location I would not make a special trip, however if passing by, it certainly deserves a stop & a meander. Five stars for Tân Cảng Park & next time I shall return with a book & a picnic.

 

Five of the best day trips from Brisbane

by Jennifer Johnston @ Travel Bug Within

Brisbane is fast becoming the Aussie travel destination of choice Brisbane has all points of the compass covered when it comes to great day trip destinations. The Queensland capital is ideally placed as a base to explore everything Southeast Queensland has to offer, and Jennifer Johnston checks in with suggestions for top spots to visit […]

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My Leica SL Story and Photos in the latest Vault Magazine

My Leica SL Story and Photos in the latest Vault Magazine

by campfiremedia @ blog: campfiremedia

It took me awhile to find a copy of Vault. I visited about 4 National Bookstores before I found a copy (it has been on the stands since December). So make sure you grab a copy if you find one! These are going, going, gone. I was thrilled to see the photos I took in … Continue reading

EATS OF THE WEEK

by doodle diaries @ Doodle Diaries DXB

Rhodes Twenty10, JBR: Dubbed as one of the best British restaurants in the city, the first thing you’ll notice when you arrive to Rhodes Twenty10 is the glamorous and striking bell-shaped crystal chandeliers, surrounded by a predominant theme of purple and white. The restaurant oozes understated class, with a vast downstairs space with cosy bar and a shiny chrome staircase leading to more secluded dining spots. The lights are dim, complimenting the mood perfectly and the artwork on the walls, adds to the old-worldly feel of the place. Once guided to our cosy circular booth, our enchanting waitress appeared, passing the menus and telling us about the sharing concept. Following recommendations, we started with the delightful yet sticky barbeque and honey baby back ribs smothered with fresh apple sauce – a pile of deliciousness that were surprisingly easy to eat with my fingers. This was accompanied by the spicy aubergine with crumbled feta and sautéed prawns, a dish that I was unsure with to start, but wowed us with every mouthful – who knew this unlikely combination could go so beautifully …

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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The Absolute Best Things to do in Kampot & Kep, Cambodia!

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Cambodia is full of surprises and beautiful places..  Just as you thought that you have almost seen it all, something new pops up and this post is all about places like that!  It is about the best things to do in Kampot and Kep! After our journey from Phnom Penh […]

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I’m voting for them.

by Carmel David @ Pink My Ride

With less than a week to go before the elections and with social media becoming more toxic as the day approaches, I know that this article is a bit late.  However I’d like to share something that’s been in my heart since the election hullabaloo started. I’m not telling you which candidates I’m voting for, but […] Read more...


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Vienna – The Definition of Elegance

by Shing Yoong @ The Culture Map

Vienna is the Audrey Hepburn of capital cities: elegant, sophisticated, beautiful and glamorous. Commonly associated with opera and imperial history, few places compare with its grand museums, art nouveau architecture, open courtyards, cobbled streets and alabaster buildings glimmering with gold. Vienna is incredibly easy on the eye, almost like the whole city was built by...

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48 hours in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - The Culture Map

48 hours in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - The Culture Map


The Culture Map

Only got 48 hours in Ho Chi Minh City? Here's what you can do!

Trendy restaurant in Saigon: Cục Gạch Quán

Trendy restaurant in Saigon: Cục Gạch Quán


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Since the day I landed in Ho Chi Minh City, everyone’s been telling me I have to check out this really good Vietnamese restaurant that’s become trendy since Brad and Angelina ate there …

Buckle Up or Shut Up

Buckle Up or Shut Up

by Simon Stanley @ ho chi minh city – Simon Stanley, Writer

Vietnam’s road safety conundrum: Whose job is it to keep the country’s new drivers safe? “We don’t use those in Vietnam,” said the driver of a popular ride-hailing service with frustration as I searched for the rear seat belts in the depths of his shiny new car. When I found them still wrapped in plastic film,...

Bánh xèo Vietnamese pancake with fillings

by Digital Marketing @ Hop On Hop Off Viet Nam – Most convenient city tour bus services

Banh Xeo 1. The Origin of Ban xeo. Apart from other famous foods in vietnam ,Banh xeo Vietnamese pancake also in Japan and Korea with powder outside, inside with shrimp , meat and bean sprouts.   Types of Banh Xeo

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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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KHYBER, DUKES DUBAI

by doodle diaries @ Doodle Diaries DXB

If, like us, you love a good Indian then we have found the place for you. Nestled on the 15th floor of the recently opened DUKES Dubai Hotel on the Palm Jumeirah, Khyber is the new kid on the Dubai block. Famous in Mumbai for its celebrity five-star Indian dining, attracting glittering stars such as Paul McCartney, Demi Moore and Richard Gere, Khyber has opened its first restaurant outside of its native city. On entry it takes a moment to grasp the sheer size of the place, providing large open plan and private dining areas – it can cater for the masses! Fitted out in keeping with its big brother, the restaurant provides authentic mixes of dark colours and splashes of gold in an ethnic style with realistic pillars, native art and glorious sculptures. Seated at our table on a foggy night over the festive period, we were assured the view on a clear evening provided something special (we will have to return in sunnier climes to attest). With a large variety of soups, salads, …

5 Reasons to Go to Urban Yoga 2016

by Carmel David @ Pink My Ride

In the midst of our busy, stressful, and fast-paced daily lives, we oftentimes seek refuge in places that can provide us with a rich dose of solace, comfort, and relaxation — places that will allow us to pause so that we can recharge and feel well again.  This is exactly what Urban Ashram Yoga wants for us […] Read more...


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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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5 Best Tours in Halong Bay.

by Shweta Agrawal @ Tooreest

The best tours in Ha Long Bay are ideal for travelers looking to fully experience Vietnam’s most iconic natural wonder during their holiday. Located in northern Vietnam, UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay hosts a vast collection of untouched islands, spectacular limestone karsts, and grottos, as well as natural cave formations. While overnight boat excursions are arguably […]

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Taxi in Vietnam

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

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

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Earthquakes add to their defense in MLS draft

Earthquakes add to their defense in MLS draft

by Martin Gallegos @ The Mercury News

The Earthquakes added some depth to their defense in Friday’s MLS college draft. After trading away midfielder Darwin Ceren to the Houston Dynamo for allocation money a couple of hours before, the Quakes selected Paul Marie, a defender out of Florida International University. En route to San Jose. ⚫️🔵 A closer look at our first-round […]

Tracing the Beat – A History of Vietnamese Hip Hop

Tracing the Beat – A History of Vietnamese Hip Hop

by Simon Stanley @ ho chi minh city – Simon Stanley, Writer

“We’re in the wrong place,” I mutter to myself as I wait nervously for Wowy Nguyen to arrive. Surrounded by fresh flowers, potpourri and black and white portraits of Princess Diana and Angelina Jolie, with an acoustic cover of a Taylor Swift song playing in the background, the overtly quaint She Cafe in downtown Saigon...

Why I Travel Economy, Not First Class And Why You Should Too

by Sai Karthik Reddy Mekala @ Romancing The Planet

While crossing the continents I always rely on flights, to be more specific I rely on economy class. Now it so happened, while discussing the pros and cons of flight travels with a friend...

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Expat Parenting

Expat Parenting

by Simon Stanley @ ho chi minh city – Simon Stanley, Writer

As he prepares to embark on fatherhood, Simon Stanley talks to three families from Saigon’s international community about what life is like for foreigners raising children in Vietnam. Cover photo by Adam Clark. Shipping Out Teachers Anita and Sean O’Neill arrived in Ho Chi Minh City in the summer of 2014 with their then four-year-old son Jude....

10 Most Amazing Landscapes in Vietnam.

by Shweta Agrawal @ Tooreest

Home to an extensive collection of historical and cultural attractions, Vietnam is undoubtedly one of the fascinating countries in Southeast Asia. Nature enthusiasts can also find plenty of sightseeing opportunities throughout their holiday, ranging from pristine beaches and untouched islets to towering mountains and tropical forests housing thousands of rare wildlife species. There’s even a […]

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NATHALIE’S CAFE, FIT REPUBLIK DUBAI

by doodle diaries @ Doodle Diaries DXB

There is nothing I like more than finding a new cafe in this city – and Nathalie’s was definitely the best surprise. I must admit, it has taken me YONKS to make my way over to this Sports City location, however, I can safely say, it was definitely worth the wait. You might expect a café next to one of the city’s biggest gyms to be full of gym bunnies and yoga-mat-carrying-mummy’s but no – Nathalie’s, next to FitRepublik in Sports City, is home to everyone from start-ups looking for a quiet spot to work to friends catching up over lunch – the thing I love the most however is the organic café serves an epic selection of healthy and wholesome food, with nothing compromising on taste! Opening it’s doors in 2012, the coffee and kitchen concept founded by Nathalie Haddad, owner of Right Bite, serves fresh food prepared daily, free of any additives, preservatives, and words you can’t pronounce – and what’s more, food can be enjoyed in the understated yet stylish hangout which …

10 Things To Do in Sapa, Vietnam

by Louise Carr @ Best Of Southeast Asia

While many flock to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Halong Bay in Vietnam, Sapa has become increasingly popular for its beauty, its culture, and its sense of welcome.

A Very Vietnamese Christmas

A Very Vietnamese Christmas

by Simon Stanley @ ho chi minh city – Simon Stanley, Writer

Simon Stanley unwraps the tropical festive spirit, of a very Vietnamese Christmas. Photos by Vinh Dao. Despite being home to a relatively small Catholic community, with the majority of the remainder of the population being either Buddhist or atheist, Vietnam is once again poised to embrace the spirit of Christmas in a big way. With a thirst for...

“It is My Duty to Forget…”

“It is My Duty to Forget…”

by Simon Stanley @ ho chi minh city – Simon Stanley, Writer

Meeting Saigon’s last public writer Words and photos by Simon Stanley. Published by Rice Media, April 2017.   As the 100-year-old French mansions and public buildings of Saigon meet their doom one by one, often at the hands of the developer’s wrecking ball, the 21st-century skyline of Ho Chi Minh City is rapidly emerging as...

Things To Do And See In Hanoi.

by Shweta Agrawal @ Tooreest

Vietnam’s capital has shrugged off its hostile war-torn image to emerge as one of Southeast Asia’s best and most culturally significant cities. There are countless museums, all offering visitors a chance to better understand Vietnam’s history of revolution, war, and art, while the tangled web of streets in the historic Old Quarter is a great place […]

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Why You Should Visit Pondicherry This Diwali

by Madhurima Chakraborty @ Romancing The Planet

The bright hued walls of Pondicherry, adorably refereed to Pondy by most, are a sight to watch. Rich history of French past lingers in every alley of the small town. Be prepared to encounter...

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Travel bloggers recommend short getaways in Australia

by Jennifer Johnston @ Travel Bug Within

With so many amazing places in Australia and New Zealand, how do you narrow down the choices of what to see and do? Easy – with suggestions from a few travel bloggers – including myself! From another Aussie blogger La Vida Global – check out their The Best Places in Australia and New Zealand for a […]

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Another dull shopping mall

by Joe Buckley @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

I’ve basically summed it up already. Parkson is just another dull shopping mall, full of people who have attached a large part of their identity to their consumerism. And people who think that buying lots of stuff makes them happy. And people who like to flash their cash with gaudy and kitschy jewellery, clothes and make-up of questionable taste.

This is where independence comes to die. An overly-clean place full of characterless tiles and characterless shoppers, shopping for characterless brands, such as Marc Jacobs, Lacoste, Calvin Klein, and lots of others with forgettable names that I’d never heard of before. Although if I said that while I was in the place I would probably have been branded a heretic.

There’s not too much fun anyone can have in this place, especially if you’re doing your best to hold back tears as you look around and realise just how hegemonic corporate late capitalism can be.

Despite all this, it’s got a great bowling alley. So if you want to do some ten pin bowling, go there. If you don’t, never ever step food inside the place. Unless, of course, you’re a completely vacuous person who just wants to buy more stuff.

Five Brisbane destination experiences for adventurers

by Jennifer Johnston @ Travel Bug Within

Brisbane is a destination of choice Brisbane attracted just over 1.1 million international visitors last year. With four of the new Qantas 787-900 Dreamliner fleet flying out of Brisbane from mid-2018 and the Gold Coast (one hour south of Brisbane) hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games in April, it’s likely international visitors to the river city […]

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Metro Home & Entertaining: The Road Less Traveled

Metro Home & Entertaining: The Road Less Traveled

by campfiremedia @ blog: campfiremedia

It’s been awhile. 🙂 Metro Home & Entertaining‘s latest issue has published my trip to Japan with my family. Please pick it up at your nearest bookstore or on Zinio.   The Road Less Traveled There is more to cherry blossom season in Japan words and photographs by jar concengco (Directory of links at the … Continue reading

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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05 Best Spas in Saigon

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

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

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Your Quick And Easy Travel Guide to Manila

by Louise Carr @ Best Of Southeast Asia

Manila is a vibrant, fast-paced and extremely exciting place to travel. It is full of possibilities – restaurants, cafes, bars, activities, tourist sites and more. You’ve got everything you need in Manila for an unforgettable vacation or short trip.

10 Reasons to Visit Ho Chi Minh City Now

10 Reasons to Visit Ho Chi Minh City Now


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If you're visiting Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, take the time to visit these ten hot spots, spanning cafes, historic buildings, and temples.

Metro Society – Viva La Vie Boheme

Metro Society – Viva La Vie Boheme

by campfiremedia @ blog: campfiremedia

My first assignment with Metro Society was such a high: an intimate dinner prepared by chef Victor Magsaysay at designer Eric Paras’ home. You couldn’t expect any less from Eric Paras’ home: Food would be served on these plates that are about a thousand years old! They were found in a sunken ship. Now, that’s … Continue reading

Building wind power projects on land costs less: experts

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

Vietnam has a large potential to develop wind power at sea but it should focus on the development of wind power on land first, Nguyen Ngoc Tan, an expert in wind power from Germany, suggested. At a seminar on wind power issues in Vietnam held on the afternoon of April 6th, the Vietnamese national said […]

Hanoi’s best boutique hotels

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

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

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Kajin Bali – A Spectacular Japanese Restaurant In Seminyak

by Hui Jun Ng @ Thekeepersmap

"When in Bali, eat Japanese food," said no one ever. But holy moly, best decision ever! We are definitely coming back to Kajin the next time we visit Bali.

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[Saigon Adventure Series Part 2] The Heat Is On!

by Carmel David @ Ho Chi Minh City – Pink My Ride

I’m alive!!! I’ve been slowing down on blogging lately due to a couple of work and personal matters.  I’ll probably be writing about some of them on another entry but for now, I’m finally blogging about my Saigon trip! Now that I’ve tackled the “Saigon is just like Manila” comment and have gotten it out […] Read more...


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VFF leader sends greetings to Catholic followers

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

He wished the Catholics a peaceful and prosperous Christmas and expressed hope that Catholic dignitaries would further encourage believers to join in the national construction cause towards “a wealthy people, a strong country and an equal, democratic and civilised society.” The president of the nation’s biggest mass organisation also acknowledged Catholics’ active participation together with […]

Shanghai, China: A Detailed 3D2N Itinerary (Directions + Map Included)

by Hui Jun Ng @ Thekeepersmap

Insider tips: Don't squeeze with the crowd at The Bund (Waitan). Don't join the queue at Yuyuan's Nanxiang. Don't miss Shanghai Natural History Museum.

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Che (Vietnamese sweet beverage or dessert soup or pudding)

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Best Vietnamese food and beverages

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Zoom With A View

by Charles Snowdon @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

Zoom has been a haunt of mine for years & has been the venue for many reunions. I have a personal fondness for the place but shall remain impartial for the sake of a beneficial review.

Set on a busy corner near Bùi Viện, Zoom does suffer from road noise & a fairly steady flow of hawkers which can at times become testing. However, the well selected music which is played at an appropriate volume does well to counteract the traffic din. In addition the staff here are always friendly & seem to be very content in their roles as Zoom staff.

When eating here, I usually go for a burger as they are consistently good & from 115,000đ with a free beer, the price is certainly competitive. The menu is broad with everything from Mexican to all day breakfasts. I have never been disappointed with the servings here & am yet to meet anybody that has been.

It is also worth noting that there is a happy hour from 7pm to 10pm when Huda or Saigon Green beers are a mere 10,000đ. After 10pm further offers are available. The owner of Zoom also conducts Vespa tours which has proved to be very popular with tourists visiting Saigon. The appreciation for Vespa is further proven by nostalgic Vespa items adorning the walls.

Zoom gets 4 stars, really I cannot fault any aspect here, it’s a shame that there is no longer outdoor seating but that is something that is certainly beyond the bars control. I recommended a visit for an evening drink or meal whilst enjoying decent music and watching the, at times, frenzied traffic.

Appropriately Unspectacular

by Joe Buckley @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

Tân Định market is a large market selling a vast array of different things, as you’d expect from any market. The outside of the place is lined with food stalls, selling an impressive variety of dishes, so it’s easy to combine a trip here with lunch.

Although the market is a great place to go if you’re in the area or live locally, there’s nothing particularly exciting or exotic about the place – although it is housed in an unusual building with a unique façade – so you do not need add it to your must visit list, or make any special effort to go there.

The really interesting thing about Tân Định market, though, is its history. In the late 19th century, the market (then known as Phú Hòa Market) was one of the most important markets in Northern Saigon. The current building, however, was constructed by the French colonial government in the 1920s – partly to improve hygiene, and partly to increase the state’s revenue. And it is in this unusual building that the market is still housed today (minus the roof, which has been replaced).

So, the market is worth finding out about for general interest, but, despite being a great local place, if you don’t ever find yourself in the area, you’re not actually missing much.

Today is Epiphany, another reason for Putin to take his shirt off

Today is Epiphany, another reason for Putin to take his shirt off

by Susan Steade @ The Mercury News

Tradition has it that Christmas decorations should be removed on the eve of Epiphany, or else they must be left up until Groundhog Day.

Ultimate Bucket List For A 30+ Traveler

by Sai Karthik Reddy Mekala @ Romancing The Planet

Life can be a bit boring with regular workplace stress and a slow but gradual built up of responsibilities pouring on you as you turn 30 and you are a man! However your gender...

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Cities In India You Must Visit During Your Next Indian Sojourn

by Madhurima Chakraborty @ Romancing The Planet

The popular notion out in the world is India is a world by itself. A huge country with billion of population and plethora of attractions, including that of the wonders of mighty mountains, soaring...

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Reasons why you will Fall in Love with Honfleur France!

by Andrzej Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Everyone writes lists of the best things to do in Honfleur, France … ultimate guides on what to do in Honfleur, France. But what about an adventure? What about the spontaneity of discovery? Can you discover things to see in Honfleur that no one has seen yet? Our France road […]

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Vietnamese overseas students bring fame to the Fatherland

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

PANO – Many Vietnamese overseas students have brought pride to the homeland with their outstanding academic results and their merit certificates given by schools in various countries. 18-year-old Le Ngoc Tuong Van has been studying in the US since she was 6 years old. Facing many difficulties in the new environment, Van was presented a […]

NA leader hosts Chinese People’s Congress Vice Chairman

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

The top Vietnamese legislator told her guest that Chen Zhu and his high-ranking Chinese delegation’s participation in the APPF-26 will make important contributions to the success of the event and conveyed her regards to Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China Zhang Dejiang. In reply, Chen Zhu said he hopes with thorough […]

Australian Executive Chef Richard Ousby shares a few secrets in Noosa

by Jennifer Johnston @ Travel Bug Within

Heading into summer, Australian food lovers are on the lookout for new and exciting recipes. Leaving winter behind, we’re aching for lazy Sunday afternoon bar-b-q gatherings and balmy evenings where relaxing dinner parties on the deck are the weekend highlight. A few Queensland inspired recipes from renowned Australian chef Richard Ousby could provide the inspiration. […]

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Terrific Asian-fusion

by Ouassini Fertas @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

Located right in the center of the city, Aura is a new restaurant that specializes in Asian fusion food. Opened by the owner of the well-known (and by the way excellent) Ciao Bella and Saffron, Aura has some prestigious older sisters to make proud! So, let me tell you that my expectations were high…

From the moment we entered there we knew we would be well taken care of. The very welcoming staff offered us a complementary glass of sparkling wine and appetizers while waiting for our other friends, which I truly appreciated as a good customer service is not common in Saigon…

The menu is appetizing and you would probably not find anything alike elsewhere in the city. Actually I had the feeling I could not really make a wrong choice… However, on the manager advice I chose a Salmon tartar and a five-spice Salmon while my friends ordered other house’s specialties. From the starters to the mains including drinks, not a single thing went bad, everything was perfect! Even more, they managed to surprise me with a mix of tastes I had never experienced before.

Aura has all the ingredients to become a star on Saigon dinner’s stage and hopefully I will be lucky enough to eat there one more time before coming back to France for a few months. At least it will surely be the first restaurant I will go to when I come back.

Hurricane Irma: Down and Out in Cuba

by Shing Yoong @ The Culture Map

  Friday 8th September Usually sayings aren’t to be taken literally but as I walked around Trinidad this afternoon under the scorching heat, it was like the calm before the storm. It seemed like a normal sunny day but a foreboding sense of dread cast a shadow across the town and the faces of people...

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Valentine's Day Surprise Staycation for BF! #PNKvlog1

Valentine's Day Surprise Staycation for BF! #PNKvlog1

by noreply@blogger.com (Eugenia Koh) @ Spacestardom x Pinkyniakoh - Singapore's Lifestyle & Travel Blogger



Hi guys! My new year resolution is to revive my dead youtube channel. And create more interesting content on my youtube channel at Iameugeniakoh for my readers to stay close & relate more to me.
Here's my first vlog of the year 2017 of me attempting to surprise my bf with a staycation I booked for Valentine's Day!

I'll continue to make better content up on my youtube channel in the future, hope you guys weren't bored~

I hope you guys enjoy this video and do like & share with your friends if you like it! ❤ 

A Ride Through Ho Chi Minh City

A Ride Through Ho Chi Minh City

by campfiremedia @ blog: campfiremedia

My article and photos of our recent Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam trip was published in Metro Home & Entertaining Magazine. So happy to see some of my travel photos in the magazine and get to write about it too.   A Ride Through Ho Chi Minh City Text and Photography: Jar Concengco I’ve never ridden a motorcycle … Continue reading

Saigon’s Best Breakfasts

Saigon’s Best Breakfasts

by Simon Stanley @ ho chi minh city – Simon Stanley, Writer

A three-part series looking at some of the best early-morning eats in Ho Chi Minh City. Words and photos by Simon Stanley. Whether it’s our favourite brand of cereal eaten over the day’s news headlines, a buttery slice of toast hurriedly munched on the way to the station, or a full-blown multi-course feast, breakfast is...

Jolie's Vietnam Pitt stop

Jolie's Vietnam Pitt stop


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Jolie's Vietnam Pitt stop

Three Awesome Podcasts to Listen to While Driving Through Traffic

by Carmel David @ Pink My Ride

Metro Manila traffic is hell.  I spend an average of four hours on the road — two hours going to work and another two hours going home.  There are days when I opt to just avail of the services of the uber reliable Uber because driving through traffic can be excrutiatingly exhausting!  Taking Uber everyday is painful […] Read more...


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Smile Magazine: Thrill of the Grill

Smile Magazine: Thrill of the Grill

by campfiremedia @ blog: campfiremedia

I’ll be on board with those of you who will be flying with Cebu Pacific this month through their inflight magazine Smile Magazine (see the full issue here). I photographed chef JP Anglo (of Sarsa) and mouth watering grilled dishes he prepared for us. Let me know if you see it while you’re on your flight! … Continue reading

Hops, Yeast and a Million Motorbikes

Hops, Yeast and a Million Motorbikes

by Simon Stanley @ ho chi minh city – Simon Stanley, Writer

Simon Stanley discovers how Ho Chi Minh City became the rising star of Southeast Asia’s craft beer scene. As a country famous for its dirt cheap bottles of lager commonly drunk over ice as a remedy to the heat and humidity, you wouldn’t expect to find a world-class chocolate stout being brewed in Vietnam, not...

Top 5 Memorable Ho Chi Minh City Attractions!

Top 5 Memorable Ho Chi Minh City Attractions!


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HCMC deserves a few days of your holiday, time to venture out on a day trip or two as well as a full day to explore the top Ho Chi Minh City attractions!

GALVIN DUBAI, THE SQUARE CITY WALK DUBAI

by doodle diaries @ Doodle Diaries DXB

December – the month where Christmas calories don’t count – always ends up being full of cheat days (followed by hours of FlyWheel to counteract all the food!) and this December, we’ve dined in some of my favourite restaurants – both new and old! With Play and Splendido filling our festive stomachs last week, this week we tried the newly opened Galvin Dubai, a restaurant I had heard mixed reviews about. Created by the Michelin-starred chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin, the newbie is located in the vibrant The Square, City Walk, an area of town that is constantly soaring to new highs – if you haven’t been already, make this a mission! The opening of this elegant and social restaurant and lounge represents the brothers’ first venture outside the UK after the successful opening of Demoiselle by Galvin earlier this year, also at City Walk. Inspiration has been drawn from a commitment to ‘Best of British’, infused with a Mediterranean Basin flair; an evocative array of Italian, Southern French and North African ‘flavours of …

top 10 restaurants to see enjoy Ho chi Minh city best price

top 10 restaurants to see enjoy Ho chi Minh city best price


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White Russians and Soup

by terence @ you used to be alright

Hi reader – thanks for stopping by – this is a half formed chapter – but I wanted to get it down just to get some sort of accomplishment. I’m actually heading down to Hong Kong in a couple of … Continue reading

Indonesia Tatler: Picture Perfect

Indonesia Tatler: Picture Perfect

by campfiremedia @ blog: campfiremedia

Glad to be a part of January 2016 issue of Indonesia Tatler. I photographed Leica Camera’s Director of Photo Product Management Stefan Daniel in Wetzlar, Germany. Here he is in his favorite pose (a Leica in hand): Big thank you to Leica and Maina Harjani. follow me: facebook, twitter, instagram (@campfiremedia)

Beyond the Temples: Some Other Things We Did in Siem Reap

by Carmel David @ Pink My Ride

The highlight of our trip to Cambodia was, of course, catching the beautiful sunrise at the majestic Angkor Wat and marveling in the mysteries of the temple grounds.  The experience was a bit funny because we weren’t prepared for the weather!  We expected Cambodia to be really hot but we found ourselves shivering in a 14-degree temperature at […] Read more...


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10 Crazy Things You should Have in Vietnam.

by Shweta Agrawal @ Tooreest

Vietnam is a crazy place. Between the traffic and the bustling city populations, just strolling down the street can be an insane experience. However, you can take it to the next level by having some crazy adventures on your next visit to Vietnam. Canyoning in the highlands Image credit: vjtadventures Jumping off of cliffs, repelling backward down […]

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EATS OF THE WEEK: SINGAPORE

by doodle diaries @ Doodle Diaries DXB

ESQUINA: Established in December 2011, ESQUINA continues to be at the forefront of the local Spanish food scene in Singapore and is definitely one of our favourite eateries in the city. The modern restaurant, spearheaded by Barcelona-born Head Chef Carlos Montobbio, specialises in contemporary cuisine showcasing Spanish and Catalan flavours, in a cosy, interactive and intimate space. Located at the corner of Jiak Chuan Street, the two-storey restaurant, aptly named ESQUINA (“the corner” in Spanish), offers two distinct experiences – the ground floor features an open-kitchen concept and communal seating that encourages interaction and allows guests to watch the chefs in action, whilst the second floor is designed to create an intimate setting perfect for group bookings and private parties. With Chef Carlos’ curiosity for new flavours and techniques at the pinnacle, every dish is always exciting and delicately prepared. The word “evolution” is the guiding principle of his culinary philosophy, and his contemporary take on Spanish and Catalan food is crafted with refined and quality produce. The menu at ESQUINA is themed into five curated …

About nature and culture in Sapa

About nature and culture in Sapa

by thecroissantpostcards @ The Croissant Postcards

I’ve been back for 10 days, and keep returning to my photos from Vietnam hoping they will allow me to relive it all over again. I loved taking photos of Sapa, and witnessing the way people live in the mountains. It’s a life which embraces being different and yet is also submitted to change, and … Continue reading About nature and culture in Sapa

Korean Chicken Wings

by terence @ you used to be alright

So my friend Tiff and I have become obsessed with Korean Fried chicken from this place out PAST Gubei. It’s actually a chain from Korean called Kyochon 1991. They make fried chicken. Koreans and fried chicken? Yeah, it’s seriously good. … Continue reading

3-day Kyoto Itinerary, Japan

by Shing Yoong @ The Culture Map

There’s so much to do in Kyoto, it’s hard to know where to begin. Everything looks so beautiful, and with over two-thousand temples, how do you narrow down your selection of things to see and do? I spent five days in Kyoto, but three days seems to be the most popular length of time to...

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Ho Chi Minh City + VIDEO - La La Mer by Marianna Hewitt

Ho Chi Minh City + VIDEO - La La Mer by Marianna Hewitt


La La Mer by Marianna Hewitt

I’m currently traveling around Asia, so far made a pit stop in Tokyo and Bangkok and now exploring Vietnam. I am taking too many pictures to flood my instagram feed so the ones that didn’t make the cut are going on here. I hope you love them, I’m snapping everyday too so you can watch …

Mind Your Step in Saigon

Mind Your Step in Saigon

by Simon Stanley @ ho chi minh city – Simon Stanley, Writer

Has one tourist’s misfortune opened the doors to improved safety on Saigon’s streets? by Simon Stanley. Eyebrows were raised this week after a foreign tourist was awarded $1,000 in compensation by a Saigon-based firm after she tripped over a metal U-shaped fixing — part of a nighttime light installation — embedded in a District 1...

8 Entertaining Ideas To Spend Nightlife in Da Nang.

by Shweta Agrawal @ Tooreest

Nightlife in Da Nang boasts a collection of swanky rooftop bars, sophisticated lounges, friendly expat bars, and vibrant nightclubs where fun-loving travelers can enjoy a night out with like-minded locals. Da Nang’s most popular nightlife spots often stay open as late as 03:00, featuring talented DJs spinning funk, EDM, house, and trance tunes as well […]

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There’s more to Hoi An than bespoke clothing

by Jennifer Johnston @ Travel Bug Within

Hoi An Vietnam The town of Hoi An was one of my Vietnam highlights. Because this year (2017) is the United Nation International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, I wanted to write about how you can travel “responsibly” in Hoi An. Situated on Vietnam’s central coast, Hoi An once a busy port is now […]

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Best traditional Vietnamese restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - Inspitrip Blog

Best traditional Vietnamese restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - Inspitrip Blog


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One of the best ways to get a real taste of Vietnam is going to the best Vietnamese restaurants in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.

Langham Place Hotel near Doha, Qatar to Open in 2018

by Charlotte Chang @ Macaron Magazine

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Langham Hospitality Group, which encompasses the global family of hotels that includes the Langham, Cordis and Eaton in Hong Kong, recently signed its first hotel project in Qatar in conjunction with prominent Qatari developer RSG (Real Estate Services Group). The new Langham Place, a mixed-use project spanning an area of 83,975 square meters, will be(...)

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Trump to March for Life: ‘We are with you all the way’

Trump to March for Life: ‘We are with you all the way’

by The Washington Post @ The Mercury News

Trump touted his administration's anti-abortion policies, including new orders on Thursday and Friday establishing an office to support medical professionals who do not want to perform abortions and making it easier for states to direct funding away from Planned Parenthood.

Christmas in Hong Kong

by terence @ you used to be alright

Catching up on old happenings, I wasn’t planning to do anything for Christmas, just take a couple of days off and hang around in Shanghai. But my cubicle neighbor was complaining about the price of his tickets to Hong Kong … Continue reading

Where Should I Visit In Ho Chi Minh City? - Tooreest

Where Should I Visit In Ho Chi Minh City? - Tooreest


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It’s a broad question. However, I bet you’re a first time visitor to Ho Chi Minh, Hence, I’ll suggest a list of both top attractions and hidden gems for you to explore, based on your preference. Tooreest App is also here to help you to find the best credible guide in Ho Chi Minh to …

Beers & free frames

by Charles Snowdon @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

Banana bar is in a good location in D.7, it is an unimposing enterprise with a few seats available outside. I have ventured here on a few occasions & it has never been overly crowded. I like this as the main reason I go is to take advantage of the free pool table. It’s not a bad table & serves its function well although there are better tables elsewhere.

Price wise, Banana bar is a bit cheaper than alternatives in the city centre, a Heineken is 35,000đ & Beer Saigon is 30,000đ. It has a good range of beverages including some on draft such as Tiger. There is a happy hour starting at 5.30pm when draft beers go as low as 25,000đ. Snacks are also available & during happy hour these are priced as low as 40,000đ.

With regards to décor, it is fair to say that this place needs sprucing up. It just feels like it is lacking some TLC & a general polish or a coat of paint would certainly raise the whole feel of the establishment. The original owner was certainly on the right track but it seems that the current proprietors did not inherit his passion.
The service is fine, nothing great & no reason to complain. The staff are gracious enough & seemed to enjoy gawking as we played pool. That’s fair enough but I did find it rather invasive, although it meant that the replenishment of drinks was never delayed. If you are in the vicinity of the bar & need a drink with the chance of free pool then Banana bar is the place to go.

Top 10 Hopon-Hopoff tours in Ho chi minh city

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Day Spa in Hoi An

by Jennifer Johnston @ Travel Bug Within

Relaxation and pamper in Hoi An Another favourite activity in Vietnam were the spa visits for massage, facials, pedicures and manicures. Thanks to Rachel in our tour group, who did the research and initial test (after which she gave the thumbs up,) a number of us made appointments at *Palmarosa spa, located conveniently around the […]

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My favorite spots in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

My favorite spots in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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I’ve always loved Vietnamese food and coffee. So I don’t know why it took this long for me to visit the country. The similarities between Saigon (as Ho Chi Minh City is still called) an…

Living in Malaysia ... A Reflection on Our 11th Year

by noreply@blogger.com (Anabelle Co) @ Expatriate in KL

As anniversaries arise, one cannot help but reflect back on the journey. December 2016 when we moved to Kuala Lumpur, I had no idea what to expect. People told me their own views about the country and what limitations I would face in finding a job. Fast forward 11 years later, I could not have imagined that it would be this ... good. I didn't say perfect, but I said good because of the following...

1. As an expatriate, it was easy to get around, most people spoke English or would smile to me politely even if they didn't understand me.

2. Buying property is not impossible. You can own a piece of Kuala Lumpur if you intend to invest and stay here for a while. The banking system here is also amazing with the lending schemes they have as compared to back home in Manila.

3. Cost of living has gone higher since that fateful year 2006 when we arrived, but even as things have gone up, it's still better than most South East Asian neighboring countries -- especially if I compare it back home to Manila. Electricity, water, petrol, energy and infrastructure is way better... at this point in time of my writing.

4. Foreigners have equal opportunity to own and run a business.

5. I arrived Malaysia newly married. I had two kids here in Kuala Lumpur and the experience was great. I am grateful that there are opportunities here -- the chance to have good health coverage, the infrastructure of good hospitals and the friendly staff and people which makes it a wonderful country.

6. Competitiveness & aiming to be better and better - I learned many great things from working alongside Malaysians and that is to STRIVE TO BE BETTER every day. They have this spirit of wanting to be better and achieve great heights, and I appreciate that rubbing off on me. They try to achieve better infrastructure, which is the backbone for efficiency and businesses to flourish. The new MRT was recently completed with the forward thinking of the growing population. The roads are widened and increased, to accommodate more cars of the future. I appreciate these especially when I am STUCK IN TRAFFIC in Manila, which can be in a standstill for hours, due to the lack of planning, the lack of will of the past governments to grow or simply the lack of focus.

7. In my 11 years here in Kuala Lumpur, I look back and not a single typhoon... I was born in Manila and witnessed yearly calamities especially how typhoons destroy lives. 11 years here has been peaceful, yes with some incidences (e.g. flooding due to heavy rains) but never like the devastating things that have happened back home. I pray that it continues.

8. Growing number of expatriates and Filipino community -- it makes me feel darn right at home! Throughout the years in KL, I have never seen this much FILIPINOS around! They are everywhere, mostly in the service sectors. And it feels like home hearing their Tag-lish and Tagalog.

9. The government of Malaysia grants Resident Passes to people who are qualified. I am glad that they made it easier for expatriates, as compared to when I just arrived in 2006.

10. Highly connected, good internet and mobile infrastructure. I appreciate it even more after suffering through the snail-paced internet back home in Manila during my visits. Malaysia feels like heaven with the connectivity infrastructure. This allows individuals to discover the world out there, discover brands and what's new... it drives new businesses and faster adoption. This helps the economy and the people move forward.

I'm ending here with just 10 reasons, despite that I have a bagful of other things. I haven't posted for a long while due to a myriad of things that have sprung up since 2016. Meanwhile, as we celebrate 11 years soon ... there is only that feeling of content and happiness -- having left Manila, moved to Singapore and now Kuala Lumpur. Our city, our home.


He did this to himself. It seemed like the right decision at the time.

He did this to himself. It seemed like the right decision at the time.

by The Associated Press @ The Mercury News

When they informed him they wished to test his blood-alcohol level, he punched himself three times in the face.

Why Digital Nomads Should Choose Costa Rica As Their Preferred Destination

by Sai Karthik Reddy Mekala @ Romancing The Planet

If you ask a digital nomad what is her bare minimum requirement for being productive, high chances are you will get to know about positivity. A positive surrounding with like minded people, all weary...

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Best Hotels & Resorts in Vietnam: Recommended Places to Stay for a Memorable Trip!

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Are you scared of getting scammed, when booking your Vietnam Accommodation?   Worried that the place you are booking is not going to live up to your expectations?   Well, WORRY NO MORE!   Today we will share with you a list of the best hotels in Vietnam.  How do we […]

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Laos affirms support for successful APPF-26

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

He made the remarks while meeting with NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan in Hanoi on January 19. Sengnouane Sayalat said it is an honor for him to attend the APPF-26, noting that collaboration between the two countries has been intensively promoted with practical results.  He highly valued cooperation and support that the Vietnamese NA […]

Favorite Luxury Restaurants in Bangkok

by Louise Carr @ Best Of Southeast Asia

Eating out in Bangkok is an amazing experience. And one of the best ways to enjoy Bangkok’s culinary scene is to dine at one of its fine dining restaurants.

A lovely place

by Joe Buckley @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

When I first heard about this market, I was excited to visit – Vườn chuối means ‘banana garden’, and I thought that I’d be entering into a world combining The Secret Garden with banana plantations (minus the labour exploitation).

I was quickly put right however, as friends told me that it’s not a garden or particularly related to bananas. It is, however, a market. Disappointed, I went online to see what other people thought about the market, and was met with a tidal wave of positivity – some people even declared it to be Saigon’s best market. My enthusiasm was renewed, so I set off for a snoop around.

If it isn’t Saigon’s best market, it certainly comes pretty close. Housed in a nice building, the market combines all the best bits about other markets – some busy areas, some quiet areas, some pedestrianized areas, some areas with motorbikes whizzing through, some dark areas, some light areas… the list goes on. The stalls, range from nearly looking like real shops, to nearly looking like wandering street sellers. All this diversity and variety – amazing given the market’s relatively small size - makes visiting the market a really fun experience, made even more so by the jovial and helpful people who work in the market.

The stuff for sale is just as varied – ranging from clocks and gold to raw meat and vegetables, via cloth, bakeries, tinned food, health and beauty, etc. etc. One of places to go when you want to by something, but you’re not quite sure what.

Press Release: Asia Bankers Club Set to Launch Aria Luxury Residence in Hong Kong

by Macaron @ Macaron Magazine

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Luxury residence in Kuala Lumpur’s embassy enclave priced from HKD 1.9 million (Source: Asia Bankers Club) Asia Bankers Club has been appointed by Hap Seng Land Sdn Bhd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bursa Malaysia-listed Hap Seng Consolidated Bhd) to market the company’s most ambitious project to-date, Aria Luxury Residence. This 598-unit freehold development is the perfect(...)

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Things To Do in Ninh Binh For 3 Days.

by Shweta Agrawal @ Tooreest

I have just spent the time to this awesome natural landscape last summer and obtained lots of fantastic photos and memories. Trang An is located in Ninh Binh province, north of Vietnam. Trang An is also called as Halong Bay on land. The best time to travel in Trang An is January to March because […]

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The Ultimate Guide on How to Get from Hanoi to Hoi An (& Vice Versa)

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Hoi An is a small town in central Vietnam that has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999. It is known for its rich history, historical heritage, architecture and atmosphere.Well that is all lovely and I bet you already know that Hoi An is worth a visit.  So […]

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APPF-26: Vietnam’s major diplomatic event in 2018

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

Together with the successful hosting of the APEC Year 2017, the APPF-26, which opened in the capital city of Hanoi on January 18, is making significant contributions to the nation’s diplomatic achievements. It forms part of the efforts to implement Vietnam’s foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, diversification and multilateralisation of relations, active integration into the […]

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, SINGAPORE

by doodle diaries @ Doodle Diaries DXB

Leaving the airport during rush hour on a sunny morning in Singapore, it was our taxi driver that gave us our induction to this spectacular city. Cruising down the road with not a sign of traffic insight (a bizarre sight for such a cosmopolitan city), coming from the desert of the Middle East, I was pleasantly surprised by how green our commute was. ‘It’s a crime to cut down trees in Singapore’ our taxi driver quotes ‘it is harder to get a permit to chop down a tree than extend a house’ – he shortly concluded by saying that planting trees was encouraged, and anyone at any time can plant a tree anywhere in the city they want – it was that moment that made me fall in love with this truly special city. Go for a refreshing dip in our pool! #MOgo 📷: @francimedia #MOviews A post shared by Mandarin Oriental, Singapore (@mo_singapore) on Oct 11, 2017 at 8:14pm PDT A fine city and for good reason, Singapore is also the most eco-friendly city …

Brad Pitt fighting Angelina Jolie in the courts over custody of six children

Brad Pitt fighting Angelina Jolie in the courts over custody of six children


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Brad Pitt is seeking joint custody of his six children in his divorce from Angelina Jolie Pitt.  The actor's request is included in his response filed on Friday to his estranged wife's petition to end their two-year marriage. Angelina Jolie sought sole physical custody of their six children, who range in ages from 8 to 15.  Jolie filed for divorce in September, citing irreconcilable differences. Hollywood’s golden couple, who have six children together, started dating over a decade ago and married in 2014.

A delight from Delhi

by Charles Snowdon @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

I was in need of a food delivery & thought I would try out the ordering service of ‘foodpanda’. Clicking through what seemed like endless options, Taj Mahal grabbed my attention. The free delivery, very reasonable prices & the appeal of Indian cuisine meant my decision was made. After opening my account, which was a simple process, my order was placed. As it was my first order I received a confirmation call & was told that my food would arrive in 45 minutes.

An hour later, I received a call & my food had arrived. It was delivered by a lady, smiling & eager to hand me my food. The delivery time really did not matter as the steam filled bag confirmed that it was hot & ready to devour. On opening the individual containers, I was very pleased to see that they had included a ‘salad’, a nice touch that I have not encountered elsewhere.

With regards to the food, I was not disappointed. However, I did find the ‘garlic & cheese’ nan to be lacking in cheese, in fact it was completely absent. The biriyani was perfectly cooked & a contender to meet the best I have ever had. The paneer was also very good, although I found the consistency to be different to other paneers, still tasty but not top notch. The tikka masala I found to be a bit over salted, not unbearably so but it was apparent. However, I was unable to finish it all & once reheated the next day, it all tasted even better, the tikka had become truly sublime.

I will order from Taj Mahal again, without any hesitation, the well-priced menu, wide selection & superb taste make it a must try for any fan of Indian fare.

Soak In The Pleasure Of Fine Wines Of Chile

by Madhurima Chakraborty @ Romancing The Planet

The remote wilderness of Chile is the perfect gateway for the wine enthusiasts who want to indulge in the fine grape produce of best of both the worlds. A diverse climatic topography has endowed...

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Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie


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American actress Angelina Jolie, left, and her adopted son Pax Thien leave a Vietnamese restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, after lunch on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Hollywood power

Things to know about Saigon

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Ho Chi Minh City  Saigon has exotic food, colonial architecture, and memories. If you’re looking for Top 10 restaurants to see and enjoy in Ho chi Minh city, check out this topic … to discover little-known sites, talk

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