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Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Drinks with a View: 10 Best Rooftop Bars in Ho Chi Minh City - Independent Travel Cats

Drinks with a View: 10 Best Rooftop Bars in Ho Chi Minh City - Independent Travel Cats


Independent Travel Cats

We love to find places that offer good views of a new city and the rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City provide not only an excellent opportunity to get a good orientation to the city, but also some delicious cocktails. Ho Chi Minh City, often still referred to as Saigon, is a booming city on the rise—quite literally! You'll see the shorter historical French colonial buildings next to giant sleek glass-and-steel skyscrapers throughout the downtown area making for an interesting city landscape. We discovered that there are essentially two places to look for good rooftop bars in the city: hotels (old and new) and business towers. You have a wide array of choices from historical colonial-era hotels to up-and-coming glitzy nightspots, depending on whether you feel like contemplating the war-era days of Graham Greene or hanging with hipsters in a modern lounge. You can also have your choice of views from sweeping big city views to broad riverfront views to intimate street-level views, and the views change fairly dramatically from day to night. We only had a few days in the city so we couldn't sample all the rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City (sad I know), but we did get around to several and we'll also list all the others we considered! Without further ado here is our list of the 10 best rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City offering both drinks and great views of the city.

How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Vietnam is a country that runs on coffee. There is a cafe on just about every block in Saigon and Hanoi and they’re packed most of the day with a mix of locals leisurely sipping away enjoying the day and others grabbing a quick fix on their way to wherever they’re headed. The cafe culture in Saigon is why it’s one of our favorite cities in the world. To see the list of our favorite Saigon cafes, check out our post on it.

Coffee is brewed differently in Vietnam. It’s sort of a mix between the French press and pourover methods and despite producing great coffee, it’s surprisingly “low tech”. You won’t see any chem-lab looking siphons or giant blown-glass drip towers. Coffee is brewed in a little metal filter called a “phin”. Grounds go in, water goes in, and coffee ... Read More »

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Golden Sunset Hotel

by thu ha @ Vietnam travel agency – Travel agency in vietnam

Featuring free WiFi and an outdoor pool, Golden Sunset Hotel offers accommodations in Hoi An. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

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Restoran Hua Mui – Hainanese Chicken Chop Specialist In Johor Bahru

by Alvin T @ ladyironchef

Nestled along the foodie haven of Jalan Tras and Jalan Dhoby lies Restoran Hua Mui, an old-school coffee shop that is said to be the birthplace of the original, authentic Hainanese chicken chop. Although it may look unattractive at first … Continue reading

Serenity Hotels and Resorts Specialty Restaurants

by diane misol @ TravelFoodDrink.com

Escape the buffet chaos – reviewing Specialty Dining venues in Serenity Resorts.  Great Food, Great Value! Address: Serenity Hotels & Resorts, 36 Km, Safaga Road, Makadi Bay, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt Note: This is an independent opinion based on my personal experience. I speak from what was on offer while staying at the Serenity Makadi … Continue reading "Serenity Hotels and Resorts Specialty Restaurants"

Best Price on Rex Hotel Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City + Reviews!

Best Price on Rex Hotel Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City + Reviews!


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25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand, with over 26 million foreign entries in 2016, can be a very touristic place to visit. By some accounts, 20% of the Thai GDP is based on tourism (worldwide nations average about 10%). Thailand is often an entry point for all of Asia, a constant revolving door of tourists on short or extended trips. We’re writing this article to help you avoid getting your hand caught in that often dangerous door.

Thailand is a country that can live up to its high expectations and reputation. It really can be paradise. On the other hand, it can be a disappointing place filled with drunken pub crawlers, tourist scams, empty promises and subpar made-for-tourists versions of local dishes. Pad thai made with instant noodles? You’ll find it all over Phuket and Koh Samui. If you venture past the tourists districts, the food ... Read More »

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10 THINGS I CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Recently I’ve taken a four-month break off of travel to settle into a comfortable life in a quiet town. It’s been nice, mostly.

I do miss packing and unpacking the bags. I miss tossing away ripped up socks, giving away paperback books, and moving what’s left of my big shampoo into a small little shampoo thingy.

Some things are essential to have packed and ready to grab when I’m on the road. I will not include the obvious things like a camera, computer, passport, etc. These following are the little home run hitters that are easy to forget about, but always needed:

1. DENTAL FLOSS

I like to eat. I like to eat meat. I like eating late. My teeth are spaced fairly far apart from laughing too much. Stuff gets in there and I need to get it out. I’ve often been wandering ... Read More »

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

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


The Points Guy

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

Ally Beach Boutique Hotel Hoian

by thu ha @ Vietnam travel agency – Travel agency in vietnam

Located in the Cua Dai neighborhood in Hoi An, 24.1 km from Da Nang, Ally Beach Boutique Hotel Hoian features an outdoor pool and sun terrace. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

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Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar in Ho Chi Minh - Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Justgola

Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar in Ho Chi Minh - Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Justgola


Justgola

It is one of the lowest rooftop bars in the city at only five storeys high, but far from hindering the view the modest height is actually one of the Rex Hotel’s redeeming features.

The Ultimate Guide To Cafes In The East Of Singapore – 31 Cafes To Explore

by Julee Ooi @ ladyironchef

If there is one thing to be envious about those who live in the East, it is their close proximity to some of the best cafes in Singapore. As much as the rest of the population would hate to admit … Continue reading

Top 5 Shopping Districts In Seoul You Must Visit For The Latest Korean Trends

by Editorial @ ladyironchef

Seoul might as well be known as the city of shopping, with its seemingly endless stretches of streets lined with stores of all kinds. Clothes, shoes, bags, beauty products—you name it, Seoul probably has it. It is basically impossible to … Continue reading

Ginger – CNY Dinner Buffet With Prosperity Trio of Pen Cai, Lobster Lo Hei & Lobster

by ladyironchef @ ladyironchef

When it comes to crab and seafood buffet, our minds naturally gravitate towards Chef Low and his team at Ginger at PARKROYAL on Beach Road. Drawing inspiration from Singapore’s culturally-rich ethnic landscape, the chefs at Ginger never fail to impress us … Continue reading

Rex Hotel

Rex Hotel


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Vietnam after the war: Visiting 40 years after the Fall of Saigon

Vietnam after the war: Visiting 40 years after the Fall of Saigon


The Independent

There is no frantic buzz of helicopter rotor blades above 22 Ly Tu Trong Street today, no lengthy queue of frightened people, and definitely no hint of eras coming to violent ends.

The Manhattan FISH MARKET – Our Childhood Favourite Introduces CNY Prosperity Treats

by ladyironchef @ ladyironchef

With over 70 outlets across the world, The Manhattan FISH MARKET certainly needs no further introduction in Singapore. This casual seafood restaurant chain is not one to disappoint when it comes to mouthwatering American-style seafood dishes at very affordable prices. Drawing inspiration … Continue reading

10 Bars In Singapore’s CBD With The Best Happy Hour Deals

by Alvin T @ ladyironchef

In Singapore, few things ever come as cheaply as we would prefer (not in the town area at least). After a long, tiring day at work when all you feel like doing is winding down at a spiffy bar, with … Continue reading

Tran Family Villas Boutique Hotel

by thu ha @ Vietnam travel agency – Travel agency in vietnam

Showcasing an outdoor pool and a private beach area, Tran Family Villas Boutique Hotel is located in the Cam Pho neighborhood in Hoi An, just 24.1 km from Da Nang. The hotel has a year-round outdoor pool and views of the pool, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.

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Top 10 Free Tours by Foot in Hanoi and Saigon (Editor’s Choice)

by thu ha @ Vietnam travel agency – Travel agency in vietnam

For those who want some good experience in some major cities in Vietnam, there are many non-profit tour groups who organize tours in Hanoi and Saigon. The important thing is, most of them are free! Below are some of the best free tour groups who can offer you experiences that are equal to the paid one.

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2 days in Saigon - HeNeedsFood

2 days in Saigon - HeNeedsFood


HeNeedsFood

Two days in Saigon and cramming it all in

The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Exploring Lisbon and its surrounds

by John @ HeNeedsFood

The secret about Lisbon is out, and it's no wonder why everyone wants a piece of it

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★★★★★ Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

★★★★★ Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Booking.com

Rex Hotel is in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, just over half a mile from Ben Thanh Market. It features a casino and rooftop restaurant.

8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

The big cities in Vietnam have a cafe culture that is virtually unknown to the rest of the world. Don’t expect a Chemex of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe with hints of blueberry and strawberry or an Aeropressed Kenyan. You might be able to locate one eventually, but not before tripping over scores of cafes serving up tumblers of coffee so dark it looks like used motor oil and smells like the most intense mocha you’ve ever had. It’s no secret that we love Vietnamese coffee and as a follow up to our very popular Saigon cafes list, we offer a list of some of our favorites in the northern capital city. Also be sure to check out our handy guide to ordering coffee in Vietnam.

So, in the event that you can’t find this guy rolling around town, keep scrolling and we’ve got ... Read More »

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LIVE LIKE A LOCAL: RENT A SHORT-TERM APARTMENT WHILE TRAVELING

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

If you want to experience the true life of a place, experience it like a local: get an apartment in a true neighborhood. Wake up to the sounds of street vendors and garbage trucks. Be recognized with a smile by your local noodle-slinger.

If a city strikes your fancy, rent an apartment for a month and stick around for awhile.

Another advantage of worldwide Internet networking is that it allows us to exchange short-term apartments without going through an agent or company. Check the New York City craigslist sublet page and you’ll find plenty of Parisians happy to exchange their Left Bank apartment for a little temporary stepping stone on the Upper West Side. Though apartment exchanges are rare in Asia, there are plenty of expats and locals alike who will be vacating their adobe and happy to have someone trustworthy in ... Read More »

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The Rex Hotel Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Okinawa Hai

The Rex Hotel Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Okinawa Hai


Okinawa Hai

Editor’s Note: This is one of several hotels/lodges Marie visited in Vietnam and Cambodia. Click here to read her full itinerary. CONTRIBUTED BY MARIE LEWIS We stayed at the Rex Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) for the first leg of our journey through Vietnam and Cambodia. I was drawn to the Rex because of its historical significance. It was …

8 Best Korean BBQ Restaurants In Singapore To Satisfy Your Inner Carnivore

by Alvin T @ ladyironchef

When it comes to barbecued meat, the Koreans do it best. Nothing beats a satisfying Korean barbecue meal—think an extensive selection of meats (pork, beef, chicken and even lamb) and seafood placed over a burning barbecue grill accompanied with banchan (side … Continue reading

Hotel Majestic Saigon

Hotel Majestic Saigon


Hotel Majestic Saigon

Boutique Hotels in center of Saigon

Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

October Events Calendar sponsored by Mahoroba Noodle Shop

by contributor @ Okinawa Hai

Contributed by Keri C Sponsored by Mahoroba Noodle Shop October 4th – 6th Across Japan – Tsukimi (a.k.a. Jugoya), Moon-Viewing Across Japan people will be enjoying the beautiful Autumn moon as part of the Tsukimi (or Jugoya) tradition. Accompanying this moon-viewing are traditional foods reminiscent of the moon, like tsukimi dango or tsukimi udon (udon […]

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Using Airline Schedule Changes to Move to a New Flight, Get Refunds and More

Using Airline Schedule Changes to Move to a New Flight, Get Refunds and More

by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

Almost all airlines sell two types of airfare: refundable, which can be canceled for a refund with or without a cancellation penalty, and non-refundable, while can generally still be canceled, with the balance applied to a new ticket issued within one year of the original booking date, minus any applicable fees. There are exceptions to …

Barnacles – Stylish Bar With Gourmet Fare At Customs House

by Alvin T @ ladyironchef

Barnacles at Customs House is a popular after-work haunt that offers a medley of gourmet grub as well as a stellar view of the Marina Bay skyline. When the sun begins to set and the lights from the surrounding buildings … Continue reading

Key lime panna cotta

by John @ HeNeedsFood

Because key lime isn't all about the pie

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Sapa trekking by bus 3D2N (hotel stay)

by thu ha @ Vietnam travel agency – Travel agency in vietnam

A special trekking trip will give have chance to explore ethnic villages in Sapa within 3 days. You will experience beautiful landscapes as well as different climate types which is moderate and rainy in summer (May – August), foggy and cold with occasional snowfalls in winter, and meet hill tribes and understand their culture, custom. Join us for a lifetime experience!

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Rex Rooftop Garden at Rex Hotel Saigon - Legendary Rooftop Bar in Saigon

Rex Rooftop Garden at Rex Hotel Saigon - Legendary Rooftop Bar in Saigon


vietnam-guide.com

Rex Rooftop Garden at Rex Hotel Saigon is a legendary spot no traveller should miss out on during their holiday visiting Ho Chi Minh. It is one of the lowest rooftop bars in the city at only five storeys high, but far from hindering the view the modest height

How to Do Coachella on Points and Miles

How to Do Coachella on Points and Miles

by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

Among the many music festivals that take place around the globe each year, one stands out for variety, verve and sheer star power: Coachella. The festival is held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, over two weekends and draws headliners who regularly pack major stadiums, not to mention celebrities, chefs and international visitors …

Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

5 of SAIGON’S BEST HIDDEN COCKTAIL BARS

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a place of surprises, much of them elusive to first-time visitors with just a few days on the ground. Though a bit challenging at first, Ho Chi Minh City eventually became our favorite city in the world and a base for many of our adventures in the Southeast Asian region. It’s also a pretty great place to go out and grab a drink, whether it’s a Monday or Saturday, Saigon’s music venues, breathtaking rooftop bars, and tiny neighborhood spots are buzzing.

Unlike the more world famous, easy-to-find spots of Bangkok and Shanghai, Saigon is a city of tight neighborhoods which unveil themselves only to those intrepid enough to explore the tiniest, faintest lines on the map. Saigon doesn’t have a Times Square or Pudong. It’s a megacity comprised of small, distinct districts and alleys. Perch ... Read More »

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Rex Hotel Saigon - Vietnam travel agency - Travel agency in vietnam

Rex Hotel Saigon - Vietnam travel agency - Travel agency in vietnam


Vietnam travel agency - Travel agency in vietnam

Rex Hotel Saigon is located right in the city center and offers guests easy access to some of the city’s best restaurants and shops

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

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

by Jason Steele @ The Points Guy

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

6 Halal Restaurants In Ho Chi Minh City To Satisfy Your Vietnamese Food Cravings

by Nur Sofia @ ladyironchef

Vietnamese food is one of the best things in Asia. From fresh spring rolls to a comforting bowl of pho, Vietnamese dishes are distinct and highly addictive. Due to Ho Chi Minh City’s sizeable Muslim population, halal Vietnamese food is … Continue reading

Hoian Sincerity Hotel & Spa

by thu ha @ Vietnam travel agency – Travel agency in vietnam

Located in Hoi An in the region of Quang Nam, 22.5 km from Da Nang, Hoian Sincerity Hotel & Spa features an outdoor pool and views of the pool. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.

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Purist Patisserie – Stunning Boutique Patisserie In The Heartlands Of Kovan

by Fion Lee @ ladyironchef

Nestled amongst private housing estates in the Lorong Ah Soo neighbourhood, Purist Patisserie is a beautiful boutique patisserie tucked away on the end of shop houses of The Promenade @ Kilat. Primarily opened for custom cake orders and collections, this … Continue reading

Okinawa Christian School International

by contributor @ Okinawa Hai

For all you parents looking for a preschool that suits your kids, we’re hoping to add a little something to aid in your search. Parents of children who attend various preschools on island have filled out a series of questions about the schools for the benefit of the rest of us. We welcome more than […]

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Bumming around Madrid

by John @ HeNeedsFood

The city of Madrid is one not to be avoided

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20 Craft Beer Places In Singapore For Nights Out With The Lads

by Editorial @ ladyironchef

Here’s to all with an undying love and passion for alcohol, in particular, beer. This addictive alcoholic beverage complements so many cuisines and it never fails to perk you up after a long and tiring day at work. It is … Continue reading

Mittman, The Comedy Show

by contributor @ Okinawa Hai

  In October 2017, Mittman will participate in Ship of the Ryukyu, a project organized by Okinawa Prefectural Government Office. Shows will start the weekend of the Naha Tug of War, and this will be the first time Mittman is performed in a large-scale hall. “Mittman,” plays an active role in theatrical circles as a […]

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FoodLine – Best Portal For CNY Buffet Catering In Singapore + Enjoy S$38 Off

by ladyironchef @ ladyironchef

With less than a month to go before Chinese New Year, we bet you are just as thrilled about this festive season as much as we are! There’s nothing quite like gathering around the family table for a wholesome feast. … Continue reading

Rex Hotel Ho Chi Minh City - Compare Deals

Rex Hotel Ho Chi Minh City - Compare Deals


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Rex Hotel Ho Chi Minh City - Find the best deal at HotelsCombined.com. Compare all the top travel sites at once. Rated 8.4 out of 10 from 5,778 reviews.

Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

‘A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY’: THE TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODE THAT EXPLORES OUR NEED TO TRAVEL

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

“a place around the bend where he could jump off”

Created during a time (1959-1964) when American television seemed eerily clean and domestic, The Twilight Zone challenged viewers to examine a possibility of uncertainty beyond the comforts and assumptions of contemporary life. It was my favorite thing on TV. One episode in particular always stuck with me- A Stop at Willoughby. It brings up questions. How could such a ‘successful’ man working in a New York tower and living in an upscale suburb be so miserable? Why would he dream of escaping to a sleepy village where the streets have no name and the children wear overalls and go fishing?

A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY is the story of an advertising executive named Gart. Gart feels endless pressure from his pugnacious boss and his minion-like coworkers at his New York City office during ... Read More »

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Silk Luxury Hotel & Spa

by thu ha @ Vietnam travel agency – Travel agency in vietnam

Featuring free WiFi, Hoi An Silk Boutique Hotel Villa & Spa offers accommodations in Hoi An. The hotel has an outdoor pool and views of the pool, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site.

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Rex Hotel - A Modern 1970's Stay

Rex Hotel - A Modern 1970's Stay


AFAR Media

The Rex Hotel remains the most historic hotel in District 1. It’s undergone massive renovations since its heyday as a hangout for journalists during the war, including the addition of a luxury ground floor filled with pricey shopping. Skip that and head to the hotel’s rooftop bar. Some of my fav...

Flight Review: Swiss (Boeing 777-300ER) Economy, Zurich to Los Angeles

Flight Review: Swiss (Boeing 777-300ER) Economy, Zurich to Los Angeles

by J. Keith van Straaten @ The Points Guy

I found a great fare to Nice (NCE) from my home in Los Angeles (LAX). The outbound put me on Lufthansa through Munich, a solid economy-class experience on an Airbus A340-600.  The return had me on Swiss through Zurich (ZRH). How would the long flights over the Atlantic compare? I’d heard great things about flying …

New Hilton Amex Cards Launch With Bonuses of up to 100k Points

New Hilton Amex Cards Launch With Bonuses of up to 100k Points

by Sarah Silbert @ The Points Guy

Hilton’s updating its credit card lineup in a big way. It’s launching a handful of new cards — that are available now — as well as updating its existing Amex cards to include waive foreign transaction fees and add new features. As a reminder, if you have the Hilton Honors Amex, that card will continue to …

InterContinental Saigon

InterContinental Saigon


IHG

Stay at the InterContinental Saigon Hotel. Many of Ho Chi Minh City attractions are a short walk away and the Tan Son Nhat International Airport is near by.

Hjónabandssaela – Icelandic happy marriage cake

by John @ HeNeedsFood

A deliciously rustic cake from Iceland

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Rex Hotel from $100. Ho Chi Minh City Hotels - KAYAK

Rex Hotel from $100. Ho Chi Minh City Hotels - KAYAK


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Compare prices and find the best deal for the Rex Hotel. Rates from $100. Save up to 25% on Hotels with KAYAK now!

Serenity Makadi Beach Hotel

by diane misol @ TravelFoodDrink.com

Serenity Hotels and Resorts, on the beautiful Makadi Bay Beach, Egypt.  Is it worth the money? Property:  Serenity Makadi Beach & Fun City Address: 36 Km, Safaga Road, Makadi Bay, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt Note:  This is an independent hotel / resort review based on my experience. Located a short 30 minute drive from Hurghada … Continue reading "Serenity Makadi Beach Hotel"

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

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

by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

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

Drink illy coffee at Rest & Relax Cafe

by contributor @ Okinawa Hai

Contributed by Meredith Nye Coffee time @ R&R Anyone who knows and appreciates coffee, knows that illy is some of the best out there and that’s what Rest and Relax cafe serves. It had been awhile since I was able to enjoy a good cup of illy coffee so I decided on an iced vanilla […]

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South Beach, Key West and Florida Keys

by John @ HeNeedsFood

A snapshot of South Beach, Miami and driving to Key West

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How Would a Government Shutdown Affect Travel?

How Would a Government Shutdown Affect Travel?

by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Five years after the 2013 government shutdown, the US is on the verge of another closure, because Congress can’t agree on a budget. Democrats and Republicans are attempting to come to a compromise by Friday night to keep government agencies open for the short term, but it’s not looking bright. Shutdown looms at midnight, Eastern …

Rex Hotel Rooftop Garden Bar Review | TravelFoodDrink.com

Rex Hotel Rooftop Garden Bar Review | TravelFoodDrink.com


TravelFoodDrink.com

Views In the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, a 1960's hotspot for correspondents and US Army officers. Rex Hotel Rooftop Garden and Bar - an independent review.

ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach

by contributor @ Okinawa Hai

ANA Intercontinental Manza hotel From the private drive where a guard greats with a welcoming wave, to the Okinawa local language greeting, my experience at the ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach was the perfect staycation. The level of comfort and service exceeded my former hotel stays here even with a  globally competitive service industry in Okinawa. […]

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One night in Évora, Portugal

by John @ HeNeedsFood

The perfect day trip from Lisbon

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Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam


Asiatravel.com

rex hotel is a luxury hotel heritage dating back to early 20th century when it was originally opened as a french garage

Rex Rooftop Garden at Rex Hotel Saigon - Legendary Rooftop Bar in Saigon

Rex Rooftop Garden at Rex Hotel Saigon - Legendary Rooftop Bar in Saigon


vietnam-guide.com

Rex Rooftop Garden at Rex Hotel Saigon is a legendary spot no traveller should miss out on during their holiday visiting Ho Chi Minh. It is one of the lowest rooftop bars in the city at only five storeys high, but far from hindering the view the modest height

25 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT SAIGON (HO CHI MINH CITY) - The Hungry Suitcase

25 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT SAIGON (HO CHI MINH CITY) - The Hungry Suitcase


The Hungry Suitcase

When someone embraces a person they love, it manifests on the brain a mappable sensation of electricity that can actually be seen on an MRI scan. Love affects the brain in the same way that stimulants such as alcohol or drugs affect our physiology and physchology. Love, like whiskey, is addictive. And cities, like love, can cause us to be irrational and abandon our plans and direction to return back again and again.There are many cities I love, but there are only two cities in the world that I just can’t quit.They are both sweltering delta cities with a French colonial history. One is at the mouth of the Mississippi and the other at the mouth of the Mekong. This week, I returned to my favorite place in Asia. How do I love thee? I count (and photograph) the ways. 25. ... Read More »

Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

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

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

by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

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

Frijoles negros – Cuban black beans

by John @ HeNeedsFood

Delicious as a side or a meal in itself

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Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Mai Chau Gateway 2 days

by thu ha @ Vietnam travel agency – Travel agency in vietnam

Mai Chau is a popular destination in Vietnam, we will still give you the chance to visit the main tourist sight but stay overnight in a more rural village (Buoc Village). You will go on a trek to visit other villages where you may be the only tourist in the whole area.

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Things to do in Nazaré, Portugal

by John @ HeNeedsFood

A quick stop in this beautiful fishing village

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Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers | Hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers | Hotel in Ho Chi Minh


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Experience Ho Chi Minh City's best business hotel. Located in the heart of the business and entertainment district

Saigon Free Day Tours

by thu ha @ Vietnam travel agency – Travel agency in vietnam

Every year, Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, receives thousands of tourists around the country and from all over the world. Therefore, there are quite a few tours for different services and prices in Ho Chi Minh City available for travellers to choose. With Saigon Free Day Tours, you can explore the whole city without charging any fee to the guide.

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Vinh Hung Library Hotel

by thu ha @ Vietnam travel agency – Travel agency in vietnam

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Vinh Hung Library Hotel offers accommodations in Hoi An. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

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Liberty Central Hotel, Nha Trang

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Heng Hua Restaurant – A Hidden Gem In Yishun Serving Traditional Heng Hwa Dishes

by Fion Lee @ ladyironchef

While Yishun is known for making strange news headlines regularly, some good does exist in this bizarre neighbourhood. Nestled amongst HDB flats in Yishun, Heng Hua Restaurant is a hidden gem which serves authentic Heng Hwa delights and a wide … Continue reading

Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

January Events 2018

by contributor @ Okinawa Hai

January 2018 Events Calendar contribute by Keri C January 1st – New Year’s Day Shopping malls/stores across Japan – Fukubukuro Shopping Celebrate the new year by experiencing Japan’s version of Black Friday! On New Year’s Day across Japan you’ll find stores selling “fukubukuro” (a.k.a. Lucky Bags), bags stuffed full of special merchandise from that store/café/restaurant […]

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SIEM REAP’S 10 BEST BARS: CLASSY, HIDDEN DIVES JUST OUTSIDE OF ANGKOR

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Every year I find myself in Siem Reap, Cambodia for a week. It’s inevitable, and always enjoyable.

Angkor Wat is, along with Bagan in Myanmar, one of the two most spectacular temple sites in Asia, if not the world. I’ve come back again and again with friends, or by myself. Although lately I barely spend time in the temples of Angkor Wat, I love the cafe and bar scene of nearby Siem Reap, a charming little French colonial town adjacent to Angkor that now serves as the tourist-amenity center of the region. Though a tourist town, it’s far from a tourist trap. There is something about the clear blue sky, slow clouds and that long twilight that I love here. And, there’s the drinks.

Pub Street is famous here. It is the center of Siem Reap and the fulcrum of activity in ... Read More »

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8 Museum Cafés And Restaurants In Singapore To Appreciate Art And Food

by Fion Lee @ ladyironchef

Over the years, Singapore has attracted numerous influential artists and big-name museum exhibitions—from renown Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama to prized specimens from the prestigious Natural History Museum London. In addition to all that rich culture and wonderful art, there are some … Continue reading

REX HOTEL SAIGON – 5 stars

REX HOTEL SAIGON – 5 stars


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18 Food Places In Jurong East That Are Worth Travelling For

by Editorial @ ladyironchef

There is nowhere as vibrant as Jurong East when it comes to the west side of Singapore. Home to a myriad of food choices and many different types of cuisines, Jurong East is where the residents of the west gather … Continue reading

A tale of two cities

A tale of two cities


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It's a tough job deciding which metropolis, Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh, is more worthy of a visit. Mark Dapin gives it a go.

The 5 Best Night Markets in Taipei

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Taipei is inarguably one of the top street food cities in the world. Taiwan is known as the land of snacks: they have literally invented and re-invented genre after genre of snack food over the years. From pearl tea to fried chicken, the Taiwanese are all about inventing and perfecting the ultimate snack foods. Think Chinese-influenced foods created with the ingenuity and dedication to perfection that (you would think) only the Japanese would bring. While Taipei isn’t quite as famous with local Taiwanese as Tainan for their snack culture, they’ve got it covered and will most likely be your first stop in Taiwan. The sheer volume of street food options available alone are enough but, matched with the quality and price of the food available on the streets, it’s pretty much unbeatable. The catch with Taipei street food though, is ... Read More »

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16 Coffee Shops In Raffles Place For Your Morning Coffee Runs

by Alvin T @ ladyironchef

In today’s hectic work environment, coffee has become an essential part of our lives. Like most people, we wake up feeling grumpy and prepare for work in a haze of lethargy. But the aroma of coffee will instantly wake us up; … Continue reading

Roast pumpkin, manchego & honey paprika dressing

by John @ HeNeedsFood

A simple, yet delicious way to serve your pumpkin

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Taste: Ho Chi Minh City

Taste: Ho Chi Minh City


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Anthony Bourdain loves the food in Vietnam so much he's planning to move there next year.

Rex Hotel

Rex Hotel


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The Rex Hotel became famous during the war era for the daily “Five O'Clock Follies”—press briefings held by the U.S. military.

Heartland Mall Food Directory

by Editorial @ ladyironchef

Photo Credit: Heartland Mall Heartland Mall—located just next to Kovan MRT Station—caters mainly to the residents from the neighbouring housing estates. Although the layout of the mall is such that unit numbers are not used, it is pretty easy to navigate … Continue reading

4 Oasia Hotels & Serviced Residences – Your Next Favourite Stay Awaits

by ladyironchef @ ladyironchef

In light of our hectic, mundane 9-to-5 work lives, often we find ourselves yearning to jet off for a vacation. A beach holiday in Bali perhaps, or even a romantic European tour with our other half. Sadly, there are times … Continue reading

SURVIVING BORACAY ALONE

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

In March of 2012, I was nearly finished with a 3-week journey moving west through the Visayas region of The Philippines. Visayas is famous for beach and diving destinations. I have never been very interested in beaches, so I was focused on the cities of Cebu, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Iloilo and Kalibo. I did, however, have a beach destination as my final stop before flying out of the country. That beach was the most famous beach in all of The Philippines- Boracay. I was all by my sad self during these weeks in the Philippines. I’d met people here and there along the way, but I didn’t join a backpacker caravan or fall in love. So, how is it traveling to Boracay alone, anyway?

Often beach destinations entice travelers of impossibly clear turquoise waters bookended by eternal sunrises and sunsets. So often, ... Read More »

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Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

The Ring Road in Iceland: One of the world’s great drives

by John @ HeNeedsFood

Is there more to Iceland than its countless waterfalls?

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TOP 5: Rooftop Cocktails in Saigon

TOP 5: Rooftop Cocktails in Saigon


Vietnam Coracle

Saigon is at the heart of Vietnam’s economic boom: new high-rises and five-star hotels go up every year. On the upper storeys there are stylish bars with views over the city, catering to the country’s nouveau-riche and wealthy foreign visitors. But, with the price of drinks still relatively low, rooftop cocktails are affordable for travellers on all budgets, especially if you make the most of Happy Hours. Continue reading →

Stock Photo - Restaurant, roof garden, Rex Hotel, Ho chi minh City, Vietnam

Stock Photo - Restaurant, roof garden, Rex Hotel, Ho chi minh City, Vietnam


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