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by Emily Dallara @ Pressups and Prosecco

Learn a new skill in Saigon.

The 10 Most Luxurious Resorts in Dubai

The 10 Most Luxurious Resorts in Dubai

by Stassi Reid @ Destination Tips

Dubai is known for its luxury shopping, its sleek architecture, its lively nightlife, and its lavish hotels. Booking a stay at one of the posh accommodations on our list means you’ll be pampered and catered to from the moment you check-in. If you’re looking for a glamorous hotel or resort for your next trip to […]

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Flight Review : Swiss Airlines CS100 Business Class Budapest to Zurich

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

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

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Vietnamese Street Food: Pho in Saigon

Vietnamese Street Food: Pho in Saigon


Kelly Purkey

After being on the road for three weeks straight, it's been a challenge to get back into the swing of a regular schedule. My stomach and internal time clock aren't quite sure what to think. I'm slowly catching up on...

Methanol-tainted alcohol cause of mass food poisoning in Lai Chau Province

Methanol-tainted alcohol cause of mass food poisoning in Lai Chau Province


SGGP English Edition

Test results showed that methanol-tainted alcohol is the cause behind the mass food poisoning that killed seven people and 31 others hospitalized in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau earlier this week, the Vietnam Food Administration under the Ministry of Health said yesterday.

10 Things To Do In Hanoi Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

Known as the Paris of Asia, Hanoi beckons to millions of tourists each year to Vietnam thanks to its thriving arts scene, colonial architecture, museums, shopping districts, and the scenic natural beauty of over 20 lakes, pagodas, and over 50 Buddhist temples. Hanoi, the capitol of Vietnam, was ranked in the 2015 Traveler’s Choice Awards™ […]

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

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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This Phnom Penh Boutique Hotel is a Unique Retreat in the City Centre

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

This Phnom Penh boutique hotel is perfect for couples or families who want comfort, style, and a peaceful place to retreat after exploring the bustling city. There’s a special magic that happens when a hotel finds the right balance between comfort, design, and a welcoming atmosphere. TeaHouse Asian Urban Hotel, a welcoming boutique hotel in […]

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Frogger in Saigon

by James Sloate @ Five Star to Dive Bar

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Slideshow video

by noreply@blogger.com (Scott Barber) @ Lemons to Lemonade 2017

Here's the link to the short video we made from our photos:  Ward/Barber Asia Trip

VNPT to support Ninh Binh province in developing smart tourism

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

At the signing ceremony, VNPT introduced several smart tourism solutions and emphasized the important role of IT application to building high-quality tourism to better serve tourists and contributing to local sustainable economic development. At the signing ceremony Under the agreement, VNPT Ninh Binh will provide tourists with smart applications on cellphones to provide them with […]

Alki Community Council: 59th/Admiral; beach signage; more…

by WSB @ West Seattle Blog…

Toplines from last night’s Alki Community Council meeting: (WSB photo, December 2017) 59TH/ADMIRAL: The ACC discussed the intersection as a followup to recent changes made by SDOT as part of the ongoing Admiral Way Safety Project, as well as advocacy by the Traffic Safety Task Force set up by parents at nearby Alki Elementary. A […]

Lounge Review: Turkish Airlines International CIP Lounge

by Breada Potts @ The Shoestring Trekkers

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

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Marco Polo Tawainese Pizza

by James Sloate @ Five Star to Dive Bar

Pizza…..did you say Pizza? I don’t know many people whose head isnt on a swivel when you hear those magical words. Just saying the word brings up dreamy utopian thoughts of Oompa Loompa’s dancing and singing, “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, its Amore!” It’s simply “SALIVATION SALVATION!” There are so many fucking different types of Pizza in the world, it truly is like our universe, or my x wives mouth, never ending. The debate on what style of pizza is best is also endlessly debatable. However, a fact most people dont realize is Pizza didn’t originate in Italy. Ok Sloate, well where in the fuck did it?

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11 Travel Tips for Globetrotters with Diabetes

11 Travel Tips for Globetrotters with Diabetes

by Stassi Reid @ Destination Tips

Just because you have diabetes doesn’t mean you have to skip out on traveling the world. Whether you’re heading out on a trip for business or for pleasure, you deserve to get out there and see all the wonderful sights across the globe. We have some great tips you should definitely keep in mind to […]

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Three Days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Ferreting Out the Fun

Three Days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Ferreting Out the Fun


Ferreting Out the Fun

First time to Saigon? Here is the perfect three day itinerary to introduce you to the many charms of this historic, yet modern city!

Booking the Trip of a Lifetime – Part Two

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

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

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Observations & Ramblings From Two Months Camping Around New Zealand

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

Here are a few things that I’ve noticed while camping and housesitting here in New Zealand for the past two and a half months. This post is a bit of a ramble (kinda like this one) so enjoy… New Zealand is expensive. I knew it would be. But like, it’s more expensive than home. Gas and booze especially. And it kills me that I can’t really afford to eat out at all the great-looking restaurants while staying on budget. Losing things in the car makes me feel like I’m losing my mind. When you have literally all of your belongings in a finite space and you can’t find your chapstick, it’s excruciating. Because you know it’s in there somewhere and you’ve just misplaced it, or it’s fallen out of the car never to be seen again… Related: I have to stop setting things on top of the car. Every drive here is beautiful. There’s rarely a time when you’re not looking out the window at some gorgeous view of mountains, lakes, or coastlines. It’s absurd really. It’s also great because the radio in our car doesn’t work anymore… All backpackers here have the same stuff. It’s like, “Oh you have that tent? […]

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Putting Montreal’s Place in Rock History Under the Spotlight

by Rebecca Baer @ Fodors Travel Guide

From John Lennon to Leonard Cohen to Arcade Fire, rock and pop music as we know it wouldn’t exist without Montreal, Quebec.

MoF tightens casino supervision

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Casino establishments in Viet Nam must soon equip their venues with features like a working camera system to aid the Ministry of Finance (MoF) in supervising the casinos’ operations, as part of the MoF’s plans to legalise casino activities for Vietnamese people. Inside a casino on Phu Quoc Island. – Photo phuquocislandguide.com The MoF’s Decree […]

Saigon District 4 Night Food Tour

by James Sloate @ Five Star to Dive Bar

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An unexpected dining experience in Saigon.

by Jimmy @

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

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West Seattle Thursday: RapidRide route art walk, Alki Community Council, Design Review for 4417 42nd SW, music, theater, more…

by WSB @ West Seattle Blog…

(Tuesday photo by Jim Borrow) Another day/night with several chances to jump into (more) community involvement – among other possibilities. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar: RAPIDRIDE H LINE ROUTE ART WALK: The conversion of Metro Route 120 into RapidRide H Line in 2020 will include public art. This afternoon you’re invited to join […]

Watchdog says over 9,000 die from alcohol poisoning in Russia in 2016

by klarsen @ Orphan Diagnostics

A total of 9,300 people died from alcohol poisoning in the first three quarters of 2016. Read more on TASS (Russian News Agency)

The 15 Worst Places to Visit on the Planet

The 15 Worst Places to Visit on the Planet

by Justin Andress @ Destination Tips

Earth is home to too many wondrous sights to experience in a single lifetime. Of course, our awesome planet is also home to some really crap destinations, too. Even some of those sights and places that have been built in the cultural zeitgeist to be show-stopping are well and truly disappointing. The Mona Lisa is […]

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The Legal Nomads Guide to Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A Puerto Escondido guide, including where to eat, the best spots to swim, where to stay, and how to get there and away from Oaxaca and elsewhere.

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Calgary woman files $2 million lawsuit against restaurant over wonton soup

Calgary woman files $2 million lawsuit against restaurant over wonton soup


Global News

A woman has filed a $2 million lawsuit claiming she was left in a coma after eating wonton soup at a Calgary restaurant.

Laos affirms support for successful APPF-26

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

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

6 Historic Attractions In Hue Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

In the culturally rich city of Hue, Vietnam, you can explore many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including The Forbidden City, 7 Royal Tombs, and many pagodas. Affordable hotels and savory cuisine beckon visitors year round. Countryside bike tours and river boat tours are also enjoyable ways to explore this scenic area. Hotels are located in the […]

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How to Change Your Life With Coffee Enemas

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

  Do you believe me when I tell you, that putting coffee up your butt just might change your life? Well, at the very least, I can tell you, that it changed mine. Not to say that the thought didn’t horrify me once upon a time.     Frankly I probably would have never even […]

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Where to Eat, Caffeinate, Shop and Stay in George Town, Penang: An Opinionated List (UPDATED August 2016)

by Robyn @ EatingAsia

now, as tourism to the UNESCO world heritage site I call home seems to be building momentum, it seems a good time to pull some loose ends together into a post that will, hopefully, insure visitors leave George Town loving it at least a fraction as much as I do.

Best Photos of 2016 & Plans for the Coming Year

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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Reuniting With a Long Lost Lover

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

  Going home is such a strange thing isn’t it?     I mean, I suppose it’s strange to call it strange since it’s something so familiar.     Familiar spaces and faces reminding you of who you’ve been and what you’ve survived. Echoes of your past that almost ache when your bones remember.   […]

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Staying Healthy in South East Asia

Staying Healthy in South East Asia

by Emily Dallara @ Pressups and Prosecco

  One big thing that KEEPS happening to me in Saigon, is being Ill. In the UK I was never ever ill, and my diet was totally sugar, garlic onion and gluten free. I was walking on the beach every day and exercising 4-5 times a week and used to pride myself on feeling the…

Methanol-tainted alcohol cause of mass food poisoning in Lai Chau Province

by klarsen @ Orphan Diagnostics

Test results showed that methanol-tainted alcohol is the cause behind the mass food poisoning that killed seven people and 31 others hospitalized… Red more on Saigon Daily

Canadian backpacker who died in Vietnam likely a victim of poisoning

Canadian backpacker who died in Vietnam likely a victim of poisoning


National Post

Cathy Huynh death comes only two months after a pair of Quebec sisters were killed by accidental poisoning in Southern Thailand

DPM Pham Binh Minh met State Secretary of the United States, Britain, Brazil

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

The Hanoitimes – On sidelines of G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bonn, Germany, Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brazilian Foreign Minister José Serra. At a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, both officials agreed that the two nations’ […]

Honey Season is Over, But You’re Just in Time for Honey Vodka Season

by Troy Nahumko @ Roads & Kingdoms

We had left Baku to return to northwestern Azerbaijan, only a band of mountains away from with the Russian border, in search of something we had found the previous summer.

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

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


the Guardian

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

24 die after consuming toxic alcohol in Toba Tek Singh

by klarsen @ Orphan Diagnostics

ISLAMABAD: Twenty-four people, mostly Christians, were killed and dozens more sickened after consuming toxic liquor on Christmas Eve in Toba Tek Singh, police said Tuesday. Read more in THE NEWS

Monthly recap: April travels

by Jo @ Twourism

In April we’ve been busy planning our upcoming trips and doing work – y’know that activity that funds our travels? (And, in all honesty, is an interesting and challenging way to spend most of our days.) We’ve booked three short trips for May and a long one for June so some home time has been […]

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Celebrating Tet in Saigon

by Jimmy @

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

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Vietnam Itinerary: How to Get the Most from 1–4 Weeks in Vietnam

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

These one-week itineraries can be done on their own or combined to create the ultimate adventurous Vietnam itinerary. This is an amazing country, so grab our itinerary suggestions and get planning your trip! Unless you’ve got months and months to explore Vietnam, I suggest you plan your Vietnam travel route for a specific region. There’s […]

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FOLLOWUP: Genesee Hill/Lafayette Elementary boundary changes get School Board approval

by WSB @ West Seattle Blog…

The “Scenario F” proposal to move part of the Genesee Hill Elementary attendance area into the Lafayette Elementary attendance area got final approval from the School Board last night. After a reader question, we just checked and just confirmed that via the recording of last night’s meeting (you can see the unanimous vote here). Current […]

How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

As tourists, Ho Chi Minh City can seem very centralized because not only are many of the tourist attractions around District 1, the centre of the city, but this district is also quite compact.  However, with 24 districts, the city is actually very spread out and some of the other districts are more than twice…

Healthcare Tips for Vietnam And Where to Find Good Hosptitals

Healthcare Tips for Vietnam And Where to Find Good Hosptitals


The Christina's Blog

Medical treatment during traveling can be perplexing. To help prepare for your trip, here provides travelers comprehensive healthcare tips in Viet Nam.

Where Next? My 2018 Travel Plans

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

The answer is… not all that much! (Aha, clickbait! Gotcha!) Just kidding. Kinda. The real answer is… not much, yet! Man, how far we’ve come since I wrote this post over a year ago while sitting in Nepal watching Trump win the election. I was trying to figure out how to make money to keep traveling, hanging out with an Englishman named Marko, and internally debating if I would, in fact, enjoy a five-day hike in the Himalayas… Okay, so maybe we haven’t come that far. Though I’m no longer in that “I don’t know where I’ll be a week from now and everything I own is sandy” stage, I’m still taking this freelance-and-travel thing about a month at a time. It’s too tough to plan more than that! And it certainly keeps things interesting… Right Now I’m back in England at the moment in Marko’s little village of Shotteswell. Our only plans are to maybe go to the pub, book the massage he got me for Christmas, meet up with some of his friends for beers, see a rugby match, and ummm, do some puzzles and play some games around the house? I’m currently wearing my bathrobe for whole days while I […]

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Spinal Taps, a Burglary, and a Legal Nomads Hiatus

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

Legal Nomads is on hold for the time being.

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The Resort in Kampot That Will Make You Feel Like (a Chilled-Out) Tarzan

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

This rustic resort in Kampot, Cambodia, is a perfect place to relax by Kampot river and experience the Cambodian countryside. For adventurers who are looking for a quiet retreat, this jungle hideaway is ideal. As a full-time traveller, I have stayed in all types of accommodation – luxury boutique hotels, colonial style beach resorts, family […]

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Six things to know about Sweden before your Eurovision trip

by Jo @ Twourism

Are you busy packing your sparkly wig, facepaint and Swedish kronor while randomly blurting out ICEEEEBREEEAAAAAKEEEEER? Have you listened through this year’s line-up and picked your favourite? Between all those key changes and wind machines, here are six things to know about the weird and wonderful world of Swedish Eurovision. As a Swede, travel blogger, […]

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Getting to Changhua and Lugang from Chiayi – A Day Trip

Getting to Changhua and Lugang from Chiayi – A Day Trip

by shybackpack @ Shy Backpack

One of the prettiest towns in central Taiwan is only a short train and a bus ride from some of areas biggest cities. Take a day trip to explore beautiful old Lugang and the giant Buddha in Changhua. Taiwan has a tendency to knock old buildings down, and often “old towns” in Taiwan only stretch...

Loving Saigon and Leaving Vietnam - Trailing Rachel

Loving Saigon and Leaving Vietnam - Trailing Rachel


Trailing Rachel

ANOTHER super livable big city?! And in Vietnam?! It’s true. It’s taken me this long to figure out that I kinda love big cities. I’ve said it before, but maybe spending the majority of my life in a one-stoplight town has caused me to be in absolute awe of places where you can eat, drink, and buy anything you might ever need within a few blocks’ walk. Ho Chi Minh City, formerly and more affectionately, succinctly (and easily) known as Saigon, was our last stop in Vietnam. And we’d only left ourselves five or six nights to explore the city before the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was going to force us to either get out or overstay our 30-day visas… and I’m not quite sure what happens if you do that so I didn’t take any chances. But it was tempting. None of us were ready to leave. Saigon is huge and sprawling, and damn it’s hot there. Everybody seems to make this comment, but you have to be careful of the absolutely crazy traffic when crossing the street (as with Hanoi), mainly due to the endless stream of motorbikes. Crossing with confidence and without hesitation is your best bet. It’s really part of the fun, especially …

How to Eat Street Food Without Getting Sick - Legal Nomads

How to Eat Street Food Without Getting Sick - Legal Nomads


Legal Nomads

Tips for eating street food without getting sick, gathered during 9+ years of eating it around the world! Includes packing suggestions & restaurant cards.

14 Countries With Most Censored Internet

14 Countries With Most Censored Internet

by Justin Andress @ Destination Tips

On December 14, the people of the United States found out the hard way how fragile a free and uncensored internet can be when the Federal Communications Commission repealed the rules governing net neutrality. In spite of the fact that polls stated eighty-three percent of the population supported net neutrality, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and […]

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6 Recommendations for a Weekend in Jiaoxi Hot Springs, Taiwan

6 Recommendations for a Weekend in Jiaoxi Hot Springs, Taiwan

by shybackpack @ Shy Backpack

Hot springs and waterfalls beckon enticingly from Jiaoxi, a city that’s only an hour’s bus ride from Taipei. If you find yourself on the way to Jiaoxi some weekend, then here’s what I recommend you check out on arrival, including a delicious cheap eat and a place to stay. 1. Get a fish pedicure There...

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A Chaotic City of Colors and Contrasts

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A Chaotic City of Colors and Contrasts


travelFREAK

Of all the places I've been, Ho Chi Minh is one that I always recall.

Monthly Update: Saigon, Bangkok, Melbourne – March 2016

by Jimmy @

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

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The Vibrant Vietnam Night Life Activities You Should Not Miss

The Vibrant Vietnam Night Life Activities You Should Not Miss

by Bach Loan @ xpath.co

Most people who haven’t been to Vietnam usually have this notion that this part of the world is quiet, idyllic, and perhaps very old-fashioned. Some would even wonder…

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

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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Breakfast For One In Saigon

Breakfast For One In Saigon

by Emily Dallara @ Pressups and Prosecco

Breakfast as you know, is my favourite meal, and living in Saigon is no exception to this. I can’t access the protein powder that powered me through the day in the UK, and walnuts with Greek Yoghurt comes out at about £6 for a small amount.  This means i have had to come up with…

10 + Fun Activities to Do for Cheap and Free in Taipei

10 + Fun Activities to Do for Cheap and Free in Taipei

by shybackpack @ Shy Backpack

Are you cheap as heck, but still want a good time? In Taipei, a bustling metropolis with a good public transport system, yummy food, and fun day trips, that’s completely possible. So here’s a list of all the nonsense you can do in Taipei for less than 100 NTD (about 3 USD). 1. Taipei Zoo...

My Summer In Review, Part 1: New Zealand to Thailand

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

“Where’s Trailing Rachel been?” I hear you screaming. Or maybe not. Either way, I owe you an explanation I guess according to my mother. I’ve been freelancing. You know, to keep this traveling lifestyle going. You didn’t think the original budget for 10 to 12 months would last when the trip got extended to 2+ years did you? Anyway, I’ve been writing a lot of online content and my list of clients has grown kind of a lot, so I stay pretty busy during the weekdays – and even some weekends, shocking I know! Of course, I still get to go on walks and take breaks and sleep when I feel like it. Duh, this isn’t an office job. I’ve also been moving around quite a bit more than I would at home when I’d just get back to my apartment after work and blog for the hell of it. And hey, while I’m living abroad, why wouldn’t I wanna have beers outside go exploring after I finally get off my laptop? When you’re writing all day to get paid, it’s not exactly the first thing you want to do with your free time. (My girl Anna feels me on this!) Plus, sometimes […]

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3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

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

The Jiji Railway Line

The Jiji Railway Line

by shybackpack @ Shy Backpack

The Jiji Railway Line is a small line that starts in the town of Ershui in Central Taiwan. A hop-on-hop-off ticket costs about 90 NTD and gives you access to the line for the whole day. With cute towns, historic sites, and hiking trails, you can easily spend a day exploring this little historic section...

Seven more people poisoned by methanol-tainted alcohol

by klarsen @ Orphan Diagnostics

The Poison Control Center at Hanoi-based Bach Mai Hospital yesterday admitted seven more victims of  toxic alcohol. Read more on Saigon Daily 

The Beaches in Dhërmi, Albania are Amazing!

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

Wait… Albania? Easily one of my favorite experiences from the past year and a half was an impromptu trip to the Balkans at the end of the summer. When Western Europe was getting a little harsh on the budget and same-y, the Eastern Bloc countries with their unpretentious vibes and complicated history provided a much-needed reprieve. Especially Albania. There’s incredible scenery, great hospitality, an interesting mix of Islam and Christianity, shockingly good food, and uhhh Albanian beaches are like whoa. At the risk of sounding cheesy and all “I’m out here finding myself,” have you ever been somewhere you just felt instantly comfortable and at ease? That’s how I felt in the little coastal village of Dhërmi. Like I’d returned to a past life. Okay, now we’re getting really heavy. I’ll stop. It was so calm and stunningly gorgeous, and the people were so welcoming and friendly that I genuinely felt like I could just stay there. I’d read, I’d sit on the beach, I’d learn to make sheep’s cheese and bread from the lady who owned the small hotel where we stayed. All that is to say… I’ll have to return. It was the epitome of laid back. And that’s probably due to the fact […]

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7 Tips on How to Survive Food Poisoning in Vietnam

7 Tips on How to Survive Food Poisoning in Vietnam


Shy Backpack

After spending the last week laid up with the worst case of food poisoning I’ve had in my life, I thought I’d pass on some of the knowledge I’ve gained. The biggest being if you&#…

Things to do in Turin Italy in One Day: Pizza, Gelato & Must-See Sights

by Stephen @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

Here’s your guide to things to do in Turin Italy in one day, including the best pizza and gelato as recommended by our local friends! It includes a self-guided walking tour map, too. Though it’s not a huge city like Rome or a capital of fashion like Milan, Turin Italy (also known as Torino) is […]

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6 Saigon vegetarian restaurants for the green lovers

6 Saigon vegetarian restaurants for the green lovers

by Phuong Tuyen @ xpath.co

Saigon is a safe heaven for vegetarians. Traveling on a special diet may be challenging in some countries, but not in Vietnam as food here are generally lavished…

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When the Jungle Burned Me

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

  (Read Part One: A Return to the Wild)   My first two days back in the jungle were blissfully easy.   While I felt trepidation as I left Seattle, uncertain how Puerto Viejo may have changed or how I might see it through my new eyes, it actually felt so much better than when […]

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

15 of Africa’s Most Amazing Places to Visit

15 of Africa’s Most Amazing Places to Visit

by Stassi Reid @ Destination Tips

If you’re looking for a perfect travel destination but you’re not sure where to venture off to, Africa should definitely be at the top of your list. As the world’s second largest continent, there’s no shortage of places to go, things to see, and adventures to partake in. From towering pyramids to national parks full […]

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‘I actually should be thanking her…’: Premier Wall seemingly ends latest squabble with Premier Notley

‘I actually should be thanking her…’: Premier Wall seemingly ends latest squabble with Premier Notley

by David Baxter @

Premier Brad Wall thanked Premier Rachel Notley for helping western Saskatchewan MLAs increase their victory margins in the last election following their latest verbal battle.

2017 Hero Arts Spring Blog Hop + Project Life Process Video

by kelly purkey @ Kelly Purkey

Welcome to my stop on the Hero Arts Spring Blog Hop - thanks for stopping over. I am super excited to have five stamp sets in this new Spring release alongside all of the amazing other designs. They are sized...

Best Things To See In Ha Long Bay Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

Ha Long Bay is the most popular travel destination in Vietnam, and just glancing at a friend’s travel photos will show you why. The emerald-green waters, verdant mountains, grottoes, and spectacular limestone islands sprinkled throughout the bay beckon tourists from all over the world. In this UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are so many ways […]

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Allowing foreigners to buy houses in Vietnam – Real estate – Economy

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

The Hanoitimes – On the afternoon of November 25, Congress passed the Housing Act (as amended). In that rule, individuals allowed to enter Vietnam is entitled to buy, lease, donate, inheritance commercial housing including apartments and individual houses in the project housing construction, except for the area to ensure defense and security. At the same […]

Why Me And Garlic Are No Longer Friends

Why Me And Garlic Are No Longer Friends

by Emily Dallara @ Pressups and Prosecco

Garlic. The base ingredient to every dish that’s worth eating. Garlic is a bulb from the galactan family that is an easy to prepare, delicious and necessary part of human life. Garlic is just something that you eat, no second thoughts about it, it’s just too good to not. Or so I thought. Being half…

A Guide To Ho Chi Minh City Tour (Part 1): Temples and Pagodas

A Guide To Ho Chi Minh City Tour (Part 1): Temples and Pagodas

by Ngan Hoang @ xpath.co

Let’s go temple-hopping! Since Vietnamese culture, like most of its Asian neighbors, have strong ties with its religion, you will observe that their architecture is greatly influenced by…

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West Seattle Friday: Duwamish River Chocolate Fest, theater, basketball, music…

by WSB @ West Seattle Blog…

(Photo by Kersti Muul: Harbor-seal pup nicknamed ‘Uno’ by Seal Sitters, snoozing on the West Seattle shore) Cheerful thought of the day … spring is only two months away. And the weekend is only hours away. Friday highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar: JAZZ AT SALTY’S: The Dave Holo Trio performs 5-8 pm […]

You’d Be Upset Too if You’d Missed Out on Beach-Side Donut Delivery

by Ishay Govender-Ypma @ Roads & Kingdoms

Did Portugal come up with the best food-delivery app in the world?

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The Sandwich That Ate the World - Roads & Kingdoms

The Sandwich That Ate the World - Roads & Kingdoms


Roads & Kingdoms

On the hunt through Saigon, in search of the past, present, and future of the banh mi.

Travel to Sapa – Homestays and More

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Now Arriving in Hanoi: What You Need to Know

by Vietnam Visa @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

A premiere locale for seasoned jet-setters and new world travelers alike, Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi welcomes you. As Vietnam’s capital and cultural hot spot, Hanoi has enjoyed a long, rich history, with settlement dating back to 3rd century BC. Many areas of the city reflect the remnants of its former French occupation, giving its […]

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Vietnam Trip: Easy Weekend Getaways From Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam Trip: Easy Weekend Getaways From Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuong Tuyen @ xpath.co

While we absolutely love Ho Chi Minh City, and  the hustle and bustle of this packed, hot and sometimes a bit crazy but always vibrant city, it can…

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8 Places You Must See In Ho Chi Minh City Saigon

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

As the largest city in Vietnam and one of the most prosperous areas of the country, Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) is often known as the Paris of the Orient. With rich cultural influences from France and China, Ho Chi Minh City is the most multicultural city in Vietnam. Here you can […]

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LIFE-SAVING LESSONS: Suicide-prevention training for parents/guardians

by WSB @ West Seattle Blog…

Schools are places where not only can students learn, but also parents and guardians. A potentially life-saving lesson is coming up in a few weeks at West Seattle High School, and it’s so important that we are mentioning it here as well as adding it to the WSB calendar: On February 7th from 6 to […]

Thrillable Hours: Lebawit Lily Girma, Author and Photographer

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

The next in my alternative careers for lawyers series: interview with guidebook author and photographer Lebawit Lily Girma.

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A Little Update…

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

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

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King County Public Health closes Pho Aroma temporarily after illness outbreak

by WSB @ West Seattle Blog…

Seattle-King County Public Health announced this afternoon that it has closed Pho Aroma (5605 Delridge Way SW) temporarily because of an illness outbreak. On Tuesday, the department said, it “learned of 3 ill persons from one meal party that became ill after consuming food and beverage from the restaurant on January 13.” While visiting the […]

Men Like Ike

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

What I learned About Men, Dog Bites and Women in India: From the hut’s window I could see the cluster of brown, Lego-shaped buildings in the middle of the Great Indian Desert. For most of the year, these hollow earthen blocks are comfortable shelters from the scorching sun. Eventually, though, the rains do come, and
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The Best Eco Yoga Mat to Energize Your Practice in 2018

by Stephen @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

If you’re looking for an eco yoga mat that is durable, comfortable, and non slip, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve tried all of these yoga mats and my reviews will help you choose the right mat for you body and your practice. Students are always asking me what yoga mat I use. Because […]

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How I Got My Pre-Travel Body Back

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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Holy See always wants stronger relations with Vietnam: official

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Welcoming the Vatican delegation, PM Phuc said the life of the Catholic community in Vietnam has continually improved, stressing that the country’s development achievements in 2017 were greatly contributed by Catholics nationwide. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) receives Under-Secretary for the Holy See’s Relations with States Antoine Camilleri. He affirmed that the Vietnamese Government […]

Gallery: Some of Our Favourite Nepal Pictures

by Screndels @ Twourism

Oh, Nepal. What a wonderful place. With Jo a seasoned Nepal veteran, it only left me (Ash) to discover this backpacking paradise, full of nature, stunning views, perhaps the friendliest people you’ll meet on your travels, great food, and much more. We’ll be blogging about our three-week trip in the near future with guides on […]

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Of Current: An Indian Festival

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

Going with the Flow at Durga Puja: It has been weeks since it last rained, but, as usual, the entire city is flooded. One of the world’s most densely populated urban centers, Kolkata always seems to be on the verge of dissolving under the strain of a perpetual deluge; not the water kind. Wave after
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Homemade Hoisin Sauce Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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100 Stunning Pictures of Italy

100 Stunning Pictures of Italy

by Justin Andress @ Destination Tips

If there is on planet Earth a single nation which seems to beckon “visit me” with every inch of terrain, that nation is Italy. It has a history reaching back millennia. It has a natural diversity that most countries would envy. It is home to attractions that will sate the lazy, the excitable, the adventurous, […]

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Examination Confirms 74 People Die of Methanol Poisoning in Russia’s Irkutsk

by klarsen @ Orphan Diagnostics

The Irkutsk Region’s Health Ministry said that medical examination confirmed that 74 out of 77 people that had consumed a bath essence containing alcohol in Russia’s Siberian city of Irkutsk died as a result of methanol poisoning. Read more on Sputnik International

Where to Eat, Caffeinate, Shop and Stay in George Town, Penang: An Opinionated List (UPDATED August 2016)

by Robyn @ EatingAsia

now, as tourism to the UNESCO world heritage site I call home seems to be building momentum, it seems a good time to pull some loose ends together into a post that will, hopefully, insure visitors leave George Town loving it at least a fraction as much as I do.

Coming Home to the Truth of Me

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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A Comprehensive Guide to Vietnam Visas

by Scott Jones @ XO Tours Blog

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

Food trucks more likely to be shut down for health risk than restaurants, city records show - The Boston Globe

Food trucks more likely to be shut down for health risk than restaurants, city records show - The Boston Globe


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“Food trucks have unique risks compared to regular establishments,” said one expert.

Bản in : Nghe An poised to be basically industrialised by 2020

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung gave specific directions to develop the central province of Nghe An into a basically industrialised locality by 2020 during a working session with its authorities on September 16. Strategically positioned as a gateway to Laos , Thailand and Cambodia and a north-south economic and cultural linkage, Nghe An boasts a […]

More assistance for beneficiaries and needy people

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

The delegation also provided free medicines, equipped locals with methods to prevent and treat some common and seasonal diseases and visited and presented gifts to local beneficiaries and needy people. A local receives health check-up. According to Colonel, Doctor Huynh Huu Tri, the hospital’s director, this is a regular social activity of the hospital to […]

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

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


XO Tours Blog

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

Bản in : Tet celebrations in Eygpt, US, Laos, UAE

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

Cairo (VNA) – Vietnamese nationals living in Egypt gathered at the Vietnamese embassy on January 29 to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival. Addressing the event, Ambassador Do Hoang Long updated participants on Vietnam’s latest socio-economic developments and orientations for 2016-2020. He affirmed that the Vietnamese community across the world, including those in […]

Oroblanco Grapefruit Salad Recipe (Goi Buoi)

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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Thrillable Hours: Matt Levine, Financial Journalist

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Planning A Trip To Vietnam

by Cassandra Caballero Legge @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

The country of Vietnam curls around the countries of Laos and Cambodia like a long comma on the Indochinese Peninsula, snugged up on the east against the South China Sea, and bordered on the north by China. The two most famous cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, are located on opposite ends of the […]

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How to Heal Your Relationship With Money

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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Home comforts when in Asia.

Home comforts when in Asia.

by Emily Dallara @ Pressups and Prosecco

Saigon effectively caters for every western need. This is one of the reasons I decided to start in a city rather than jump straight into a place more remote. In previous blogs I have spoken about not being able to get some food stuff, which is understandable, I’m not in England! Things I have struggled to…

6 Strategies To Conquer An Eating Disorder

6 Strategies To Conquer An Eating Disorder

by Emily Dallara @ Pressups and Prosecco

Eating Disorders of any kind are tricky things. They tend to nestle their way into your life through different avenues. They can be triggered by various life events, feeling’s and situations. They are like an authority who tells you what you can and can’t do, and are constantly lurking around like an irritating little bitch.…

Saigon Street Food Tour - Five Star to Dive Bar - 5 Star 2 Dive Bar

Saigon Street Food Tour - Five Star to Dive Bar - 5 Star 2 Dive Bar


Five Star to Dive Bar

Guided tour of District 4 in Saigon, Vietnam to try out night food markets which are a bustling, vibrant night time experience. Saigon Street Food Tour

FOLLOWUP: C & P Coffee Company proprietors still hopeful despite property status changing to ‘pending’

by WSB @ West Seattle Blog…

(WSB file photo) 10 days after the owners of 5612 California SW – whose tenant has been C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) since 2003 – put it on the market, a purchase is pending. We checked in with C & P’s proprietors after a reader called our attention tonight to the listing‘s status […]

SUMMER CONCERTS AT HIAWATHA: Now seeking 2018 performers!

by WSB @ West Seattle Blog…

(WSB file photo) As mentioned in our coverage of the Admiral Neighborhood Association‘s recent meeting, organizers of the ANA-presented Summer Concerts at Hiawatha are gearing up to plan this year’s series. This announcement is just in from Stephanie Jordan: The Admiral Neighborhood Association (ANA) is now accepting performer submissions for our 2018 Summer Concert Series […]

Monthly Update: Saigon – January 2016

by Jimmy @

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

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What to do in Toucheng, Taiwan

What to do in Toucheng, Taiwan

by shybackpack @ Shy Backpack

Toucheng, Taiwan, located along the beautiful East Coast in Yilan is a great place to wind down with history, museums, and sea food. And it’s only about an hour away from Taipei! 1. Wander Toucheng Old Town Start the day by taking a walk along Toucheng’s old street. While there are a lot of beautiful...

The cost of traveling for two years.

by Jimmy @

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

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The 10 Craziest Border Walls Around the World

The 10 Craziest Border Walls Around the World

by Justin Andress @ Destination Tips

In the wild flurry of activity coming from the Trump White House, it’s easy to forget that one of the current administration’s top priorities on the campaign trail was drumming up support for a wall between the United States and Mexico. Well, you might have forgotten, but the Donald certainly hasn’t. Every few months, Trump […]

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How to Get Online in Accra

by Joy Notoma @ Roads & Kingdoms

Whatever you do, don’t forget your passport.

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Saskatoon school receives peace medal for sponsoring refugee family

Saskatoon school receives peace medal for sponsoring refugee family

by Rebekah Lesko @

The YMCA of Saskatoon recognized the École St. Matthew School community for sponsoring a refugee family in 2017.

Blood Tests, Birth Control, and Motorbike Accidents: My Experience with Healthcare Abroad

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

I’ve learned a lot over these past 20 months of travel (man, has it been that long?) and one of those things is that getting medical care abroad is totally not a big deal. Turns out, it’s actually way easier than getting it at home! This post is a bit of an informative letter to my past self… and anyone else thinking about leaving the U.S. for an extended period of time. It’s also for anyone curious about how healthcare abroad has been working out for me. Worries About Healthcare and Long-Term Travel I’d like to write the post I wish I’d read before leaving home. A post to let anyone (especially folks from the States) know what it’s like to be on the road and need healthcare or prescription meds, and how I handled it. The good news is that so far, it’s been way better – as in, more efficient and cheaper – than being at home. For me, at least. After I quit my job to travel, I was left health insurance-less. Like pretty much instantly. (Well, I opted for one month of COBRA so that I didn’t have to pay the penalty for being uninsured, and uh, it was […]

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Staying Healthy in South East Asia

Staying Healthy in South East Asia

by Emily Dallara @ food poisoning – Pressups and Prosecco

  One big thing that KEEPS happening to me in Saigon, is being Ill. In the UK I was never ever ill, and my diet was totally sugar, garlic onion and gluten free. I was walking on the beach every day and exercising 4-5 times a week and used to pride myself on feeling the…

A Countdown List of Nuclear States, Plus the Size of Their Stockpiles

A Countdown List of Nuclear States, Plus the Size of Their Stockpiles

by Justin Andress @ Destination Tips

For decades, the world’s great powers have operated under the doctrine of mutually assured destruction, a grim social theory which states that by arming itself with powerful weapons, a nation can deter other countries from using similarly powerful instruments of death. In layman’s terms, throughout the forties, fifties, and sixties, the Soviet Union and The […]

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Learning to Run Kenyan Style

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

We’re not going to make it!” I yell into Babu’s ear so he can hear me over the revved-up sputtering of his tuk-tuk’s engine. He expertly maneuvers all three wheels of his tiny vehicle between buses, semis, and pedestrians. “Just trust,” he says. For added reassurance, he flashes his brilliant, toothy smile my way. We
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Ho Chi Minh City Street Food (Part 1)

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food (Part 1)

by Phuong Tuyen @ xpath.co

When in Saigon, one of the best things that you can do is satisfying your taste buds. Ho Chi Minh City street food offers you an exciting and…

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20 Disastrous Accidents At Disney Parks

20 Disastrous Accidents At Disney Parks

by Stassi Reid @ Destination Tips

Disney Parks were anything but magical when tragedy struck the happiest place on Earth. Throughout the years, terrible accidents have occurred at these family-friendly destinations. Here are 20 disastrous accidents many people never saw coming. 1. Monorail Crash In 2009, two monorail trains carrying eight passengers in total collided on the tracks at Disney World. […]

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Should You Go Here: The Museum of Toilets

by Audrey Farnsworth @ Fodors Travel Guide

Hello, and welcome back to the column where I advise you whether or not to go somewhere.

Travel Tips for Savvy Plus-Size Travelers

Travel Tips for Savvy Plus-Size Travelers

by Stassi Reid @ Destination Tips

It’s always a good time to travel, and plus-size adventure seekers shouldn’t let their bodies hold them back from exploring the world. But we wouldn’t be telling the truth if we denied that larger travelers aren’t faced with difficulties when it comes to fueling their sense of wanderlust. Here are 15 tips on how to […]

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Hanoi authorities search for bootleg alcohol source

by Knut Erik Hovda @ Orphan Diagnostics

Health authorities in Hanoi have urged an investigation into a locally-brewed spirit containing high levels of methanol which have caused a rash of poisoning cases.

Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

My 2017 Travel Recap – Month by Month

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

Oh man, I think I’ve missed the whole New Year’s resolution and recap-of-the-past-year blog post bandwagon. But just for giggles, I’m gonna try it. Since I’ve been so slack giving you the latest on my life, here’s what I got up to this year… 2017 was all about making that change from full-time, carefree, backpacker-style traveling to freelancing. That meant camping, housesitting, and having our own car and (at times) our own temporary home. It came with some struggles and rough edges, and it was not always as pretty as these photos entail. But the flexibility to live in a different country every other month is just incredible. Destination wise, while it was awesome and beautiful, I found that New Zealand isn’t my most favorite travel destination in the world, that I’m still in love with Southeast Asia, that Portugal is really all it’s cracked up to be, and that it’s still good to go home occasionally. January Marko and I rang in the New Year sending off a paper lantern into the unbelievably beautiful night sky of Chiang Mai, Thailand surrounded by tons of other glowing lanterns. We ate great tons of khao soi and fried chicken, joined a […]

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Animated Map

by noreply@blogger.com (Scott Barber) @ Lemons to Lemonade 2017

Back by popular demand, here's the animated map that shows our route around SE Asia:   

https://www.tripline.net/trip/SE_ASIA_2017-4417376441201013A0DEA52C124793FF

Male Pruning, Celebrity, and the Greener Grasses of Africa

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

Note: African circumcision practices vary by tribe and region, but it is a male rite of passage in many East African tribes. The room darkened as the sun dipped behind the lush hills surrounding the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, making it even more difficult for me to see the cue ball resting atop the derelict billiard
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Something Feels Very Wrong About a Pub This Far into the Australian Outback Serving Iced Lattes

by Ciaran Dermott @ Roads & Kingdoms

"The first and last hotel in the Northern Territory."

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

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

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

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How to Travel the World and Never Get Food Poisoning - This American Girl

How to Travel the World and Never Get Food Poisoning - This American Girl


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WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Car break-in; 2 purse-snatching suspects charged

by WSB @ West Seattle Blog…

In West Seattle Crime Watch today – first, a reader report: CAR PROWL: Dennis reports a car break-in overnight on the northeast corner of 8th SW/SW Cloverdale [map]: “Nothing of value in the car.” Next, a followup: (Photo tweeted Saturday night by @culinaryfaerie) JUNCTION PURSE-SNATCHING FOLLOWUP: After reporting this in bits and pieces, we finally […]

How to bolster exports, trade – Trade – Service – Economy

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

The Hanoitimes – Vietnam, more than most countries, relies heavily on international trade as a pillar of its economy. The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has pledged to help the nation’s businesses increase foreign trade. Deputy Minister of the MoIT Tran Tuan Anh made this point again in a recent exclusive interview. with a […]

8 Common and Hilarious English Mistranslations in Taiwan

8 Common and Hilarious English Mistranslations in Taiwan

by shybackpack @ Shy Backpack

1. The Surprising Google Translate Pretty sure you mean breast, but hey, that guy on the poster sure looks excited anyway. 2. The Unfortunate Misspelling Colgate must be used for something different in Taiwan. 3. The Downright Rude Aww, she sounds sweet. 4. The Peculiar Word Choice Fashionista Nothing screams fashion like “bagel.” 5. The...

Morocco to increase high-ranking visits to Vietnam

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

He and the Vice President of the Moroccan House of Representatives Amina Maelainine were received by Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan in Hanoi, on January 19. The top Vietnamese legislator welcomed the Moroccan delegates, who are attending the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26) and […]

Top 10 Sights In Hoi An Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

The historic city of Hoi An is on the central coast of Vietnam and was a major international trading port up until the 19th century. Hoi An has much to offer for tourists: excellent cuisine, ancient ruins, sandy beaches, great shopping, and enough historic buildings to make it a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s one of the […]

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Bun Moc: Delicious Noodles Down an Alley in Saigon

Bun Moc: Delicious Noodles Down an Alley in Saigon


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Bun moc is a Vietnamese noodle dish of rice vermicelli noodles and a mushroom pork based broth. It's Vietnamese comfort food.

Knife Sharpening and Maintenance Tips

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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How to Get to Alishan in 2017: Prices and Recommendations

How to Get to Alishan in 2017: Prices and Recommendations

by shybackpack @ Shy Backpack

Alishan in Taiwan is a gorgeous national park in a mountain range that’s famous for its cherry blossoms and old train line. Despite being extremely famous, I’ve noticed that a lot of English websites are either woefully out-of-date when it comes to getting to Alishan, or they simply don’t provide enough information to make the...

Coron: Drinking and Diving in the Philippines

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

See what I did there, with the title? Hilarious right? Sometimes I hate myself… We left off as I made it onto a seven-hour ferry from El Nido to Coron in the nick of time… while suffering from a mild hangover due to the prior evening’s birthday festivities. So actually, it wasn’t that bad. Yeah we were packed in there, but there was also plenty of room to sit and read outside, rest my head on a pile of life jackets functioning as a makeshift pillow, and (surprise!) lunch was included. It was a beautiful – and calm, thank god – day out on the ocean. Gotta love spending your birthday in transit! But OH Coron, you were worth it. And I spent my birthday in luxury – because $90 a night in the Philippines will buy you quite a bit of luxury – with a king size bed, hot shower, and HBO Movies on TV. I mean I still didn’t have wifi, but ya win some, ya lose some, right?! I decided to treat myself to two nights in a real hotel with a pool and breakfast included. And then I did what everybody comes to Coron to do… ^ Take this picture.^ […]

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Bungee Jump Accident in Peru and the Loss of a Penis

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

I was eager to put our near-death experience behind us. “Let’s go, it’ll be fun!” I told Princess. We had started calling him Princess during our disastrous Andean trek. By the time we crossed the snowline, he was suffering from altitude sickness, infected foot blisters, food poisoning and hypothermia. Eventually, he got so ill that
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Where to Travel Every Month of the Year

Where to Travel Every Month of the Year

by Justin Andress @ Destination Tips

If only there was enough time and money to travel the world at your leisure, hitting the world’s most alluring destinations whenever and wherever the mood strikes. Sign me up for that lifestyle. For the rest of us, however, an immense amount of planning goes into a vacation. Knowing when to travel somewhere is just […]

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Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City - Inspitrip

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City - Inspitrip


Inspitrip

What if we told you that what makes a trip memorable is not necessarily the things you see and do but the person you travel with? It takes an insightful and pas..

Eating and Drinking Through Vietnam - Destination Tips

Eating and Drinking Through Vietnam - Destination Tips


Destination Tips

It took 25 hours of pure travel – cab, plane, shuttle, plane, cab – but I arrived in Ho Chi Minh City intact and on time. I was warned to expect chaos on motorbikes, but unexpected was the degree to which my NYC-hardened senses would be immediately overloaded upon arrival. Ho Chi Minh City, sometimes …

Bản in : Lao Party, State leaders welcome Vietnam’s public security delegation

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

Vientiane (VNA) – Politburo member and Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang paid courtesy calls to the Lao Party and State leaders in Vientiane on December 25, part of his working visit to the neighbouring country. Talking with the Vietnamese minister, General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Choummaly […]

25 Unusual Activities to Try in Taiwan

25 Unusual Activities to Try in Taiwan

by shybackpack @ Shy Backpack

Looking for some unusual and authentic activities to try in Taiwan? Look no further than these 25 unique activities which you should experience while visiting this beautiful island. 1. Play Majong If you’re brave you can do this in the night market with the pros, but if you want a less intimidating experience, pick up...

El Nido: Because Everybody’s Doing It

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

What’s that you say? I was in the Philippines last year? That’s true. But since it’s been one of my fave places so far, I felt like I needed to wrap it up properly. And everybody visits the island of Palawan when they go to the Philippines… El Nido is the shockingly beautiful, shockingly fun spot in the Philippines that backpackers flock to. Of course, like everywhere in the Philippines, it ain’t THAT easy to get to. From Cebu it’s a short flight to Puerto Princesa, a bit of haggling for a 5 or 6 hour sweaty van ride (though they promise “It’s 4 hours only!”), and you’re there! After spending a little too much time in other island destinations like Boracay and Malapascua, I didn’t have many of my 30 days in the ‘Peens left for anywhere else except El Nido and Coron. If I could do it again (and I MIGHT!) I’d try to hit up Port Barton. It’s a little paradise-like place on Palawan that folks say resembles El Nido ten years ago. El Nido isn’t much upon first glance. It’s a dusty, colorful, slightly rundown beach town. Okay, so it was dark when I finally got […]

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12 Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous Landmarks Carved from Rock Hundreds of Years Ago

12 Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous Landmarks Carved from Rock Hundreds of Years Ago

by Justin Andress @ Destination Tips

No other element on the planet conveys strength and solidity like a towering rock formation. The inherent power of mounds, hills, and mountains have meant many things to craftsmen and settlers throughout the world. Some have used rock formations as a means of protection, others as a means of making their mark on the world. […]

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Stay Up All Night and Spend 24 Glorious Hours in Tokyo

Stay Up All Night and Spend 24 Glorious Hours in Tokyo

by Justin Andress @ Destination Tips

Tokyo is a city that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. The pulsing, vibrant city thrums with history, life, and culture. If you spent two years of your life in the gorgeous capital city of Japan, you could never hope to see and do everything on offer. You couldn’t get to everything […]

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Why a self-catering apartment is your best budget bet

by Screndels @ Twourism

Endless ice cream in summer sun; enough drink to drown in; snacks swiftly supplied to suppress even the hint of hunger. The all-inclusive package was a pretty good deal. When I was 12 years old. Then I matured and the glossy package holiday where everything was included didn’t seem quite as valuable through adult eyes. […]

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Drinking Food at the Deserters' Market

by Robyn @ EatingAsia

'Gaumarjos!' Cheers! It is not the best wine I've drunk since arriving in Tbilisi the week before, not even close. Lightly effervescent, with a distinctly sour edge. Also, it is 10 AM, and I'm not a morning drinker. Not so...

Military unit’s founding place recognized as a historical relic

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

On January 18, at Bai Hoi village, Dinh Hoa district, Thai Nguyen province, a ceremony was held to receive the certificate recognizing the site as a historical relic site and inaugurate a stele of the site. Seven decades ago, on January 25, 1948, President Ho Chi Minh signed a decree on establishing the Department of […]

Saigon Cafe, Commerce Street, Eugene, OR, United States -  Got Food Poisoning? Report it now

Saigon Cafe, Commerce Street, Eugene, OR, United States - Got Food Poisoning? Report it now


Got Food Poisoning? Report it now

Location: Saigon Cafe, Commerce Street, Eugene, OR, United States Symptoms: Nausea Vomiting Doctor Visit: No

Sex, Lies, and Cobblestones: The Debaucherous Story Behind Malta’s Most Notorious Street

by Priscilla Totiyapungprasert @ Fodors Travel Guide

While the revelry may have quieted down, its reputation lives on. Valletta, the capital of Malta, has plenty to offer visitors in art, history, and high-brow entertainment. This UNESCO World Heritage Site and 2018 European Capital of Culture boasts theater performances, Baroque architecture, and relics from its military past. The fortified city is also home … Continued

A Lesson from the Beautiful People of Myanmar

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

“When I grow up I want to be a tourist,” he said. I had not noticed his presence until he spoke. He must have quietly sat next to me while I stared at the sunrise that was now silhouetting the sprawling complex of ancient temples scattered across the landscape beneath us. Our legs dangled off
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DESIGN REVIEW: Third meeting ordered for 4417 42nd SW after ‘consistency’ concerns

by WSB @ West Seattle Blog…

(Rendering by Nicholson Kovalchick Architects) By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor Junction Landing – the apartment building proposed for 4417 42nd SW – will have to come back for a third Southwest Design Review Board meeting. Concerns about consistency of exterior-material use were a big part of what led to the 4-1 board vote […]

Vietnamese Any Day – A New Book Coming Up!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

You’re looking at the draft of my sixth cookbook! This week, I sent the manuscript to my editor, Kelly Snowden. Vietnamese Any Day is all about helping American cooks work Viet flavors into their regular rotation. Many people who are new to Vietnamese food do not know where to begin. They’ve been seduced by the...

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14 Destinations That Will Be Very Popular in 10 Years

14 Destinations That Will Be Very Popular in 10 Years

by Justin Andress @ Destination Tips

Oh sure, Paris is lovely, London is vibrant, and Beijing is filled alluring sights and sounds. It’s true, but those places are also stuffed to the gills with people clamoring to see all their most famous landmarks. For your next vacation, why not head somewhere new, somewhere that’s coming up in the world of travel, […]

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How to Make Driving Abroad a Smooth Experience

by Screndels @ Twourism

Driving abroad could be classed as a hobby of mine. There’s no better feeling than finding your own special destinations out on the open road. But all freedom comes with a price. With driving, it literally comes with a price that’s often quite high. Luckily there are some tips and tricks to make driving abroad […]

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The 50 Best Family Hotels in the World

The 50 Best Family Hotels in the World

by Stassi Reid @ Destination Tips

A vacation is much more enjoyable when you can bring the entire family along to join in on the fun. But not all hotels are family-friendly, that’s why we set out to find the best accommodations in the world that are perfect for travelers of all ages. Here are 50 of the best family hotels. […]

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Experience the Real Saigon at this Friendly Boutique Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Experience the Real Saigon at this Friendly Boutique Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City


My Five Acres

This cheery boutique hotel in Ho Chi Minh City is perfect for people who want to experience the real Saigon away from the touristy District 1.

14 Months in 14 Pictures

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

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

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How to Do Mount Fansipan Right

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Ho Chi Minh City Street Food (Part 2)

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food (Part 2)

by Phuong Tuyen @ xpath.co

Travelers should never have to ask the question of “what to eat in Saigon” because this is a true street food paradise! Ready for the second adventure to…

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What I’ve Learned From Four Years Without Sex

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

When people discover that I’ve been celibate for the past four years they always ask me if it’s by choice.   They must be trying to figure out if I’m a) totally repressed (by choice) or b) totally undesirable (not by choice)   And I don’t exactly know how to answer, because I’m neither… and […]

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The 10 Most Gorgeous, Developed, and Affluent Cities in Africa

The 10 Most Gorgeous, Developed, and Affluent Cities in Africa

by Justin Andress @ Destination Tips

If your bucket list doesn’t include a few choice African locations, you’re overlooking a treasure. Clocking in at roughly one-fifth of the world’s landmass, Africa is bigger than India, China, Mexico, and the United States combined. Africa is home to more than a billion people who have forged a staggering array of cultures. The continent […]

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Ten tips to avoid food poisoning when travelling.

Ten tips to avoid food poisoning when travelling.


Jimmy Eats World

Here are some of my tips to avoid food poisoning and being designated as the porcelain bus driver.

Sichuan Magic Dust Popcorn Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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XO Tours in Hanoi

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi, and it’s unlikely we ever will. So why the misleading blog title? We felt the need to write this blog post to protect our brand, so that when our valued guests search for XO Tours they will know that XO Tours only operates out of Ho Chi Minh City…

Stay healthy while travel - 5 tips to avoid getting sick while in Vietnam

Stay healthy while travel - 5 tips to avoid getting sick while in Vietnam


xpath.co

How to stay healthy while experiencing the richness of Vietnam. Follow our 5 tips on street food eating and more to avoid getting sick during your trip.

Two Months in Portugal: My Summer in Review, Part 2

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

I didn’t plan to spend most of my summer in Portugal. I didn’t plan to stay for nearly two months. But I did… and it was phenomenal. Ever just KNOW you’ll love a place before you get there? That’s how I felt about Portugal. Beautiful, affordable, sunny, great wine, amazing beaches? Sign me up. Last year I spent a month in Spain – I know, poor me – and I kept hearing how every backpacker moving through Seville was heading to the Portuguese beach town of Lagos. And I was sad. Because I was going to France instead. (Okay, okay, I ended up spending a great couple of days in the Loire Valley and a week getting silly with my friends in Paris, so it was an overall win. I’m not complaining.) So when I convinced my family to spend their summer vacay in Portugal, that gave me an excuse to finally make my way back to this much anticipated Euro-destination. Via Thailand, of course. Nothin’ like that Auckland > Gold Coast > Kuala Lumpur > Bangkok > London > Madrid > Porto flight path. (Yeah, holy carbon footprint, I should plant some trees this year!) First Stop: Porto Pushed out of Thailand because of that 30-day visa […]

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Vietnam premier orders probe into food poisoning of Japanese students - Tuoi Tre News

Vietnam premier orders probe into food poisoning of Japanese students - Tuoi Tre News


Tuoi Tre News

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered clarification into the food poisoning of 34 Japanese students following their trip to Ho Chi Minh City.

An Accra Soundtrack

by Joy Notoma @ Roads & Kingdoms

Journey through Ghana’s historical eras without losing the city’s contemporary pulse.

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Water park

by noreply@blogger.com (Scott Barber) @ Lemons to Lemonade 2017

Found a water park and spa with hot tubs in  Malaysia yesterday, The Lost World of Tambun. It was a cool American kinda day for kids except lach ate squid balls on a stick for dinner! 

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

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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My Cheap Eats From New York

by Jimmy @

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

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Vietnam shopping guide | The best things to buy as souvenirs

Vietnam shopping guide | The best things to buy as souvenirs

by Bach Loan @ xpath.co

When it comes to Vietnam shopping, this country is such a great destination to buy souvenirs and gifts. The country is diverse and unique and so are the…

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West Seattle restaurants: Saigon Boat Café closed by health inspector

West Seattle restaurants: Saigon Boat Café closed by health inspector


West Seattle Blog...

9:53 AM: Just in from King County Public Health:Saigon Boat Café, located at 2632 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, was closed by a Public Health food inspector on January 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm for the following food safety violations: Potentially hazardous foods at unsafe temperatures Improper cooling of potentially hazardous food ...

Why You Shouldn’t Be Scared Of Carbs

Why You Shouldn’t Be Scared Of Carbs

by Emily Dallara @ Pressups and Prosecco

Carbohydrates. Potatoes, White Rice, Pasta, Bread. Comfort food. An essential deliciousness, that is an everyday staple for the majority of a population. Carbs fuel the body, are natural and taste amazing. If you’re into training and looking after your bod, then you’ll be more familiar with the likes of slow release carbs like sweet potatoes…

Vietnam street food still unsafe: studies

Vietnam street food still unsafe: studies


Thanh Nien Daily

Despite the world recognized tastiness of Vietnamese street food, government policies have been unable to curb the unhygienic practices of vendors

24 Hours in London, England

24 Hours in London, England

by Stassi Reid @ Destination Tips

Twenty-four hours may not seem like a lot of time in London, but we’ve got you covered. We’ve already planned out your entire full-day itinerary. Here are all the places and hot spots you can visit in one of the most exciting cities in the world. 1. Enjoy an English Breakfast As soon as you […]

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Our enchanting first Vietnam national day

by Jo @ Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Twourism

Flying into Ho Chi Minh City from Bangkok, we landed in the midst of Vietnam’s national day celebrations. Yesterday the Vietnamese celebrated 70 years of independence and fireworks and colourful skyscraper light shows lit up the night sky. We knew that 2 September is the Vietnamese national day, but our research led us to believe […]

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Drastic temperatures lead to an unusually bad pothole season

Drastic temperatures lead to an unusually bad pothole season

by Billy Shields @

Almost unprecedented temperature fluctuations are spelling bad news on Quebec's highways, as potholes are creeping up from seemingly everywhere.

2017 Hero Arts Spring Blog Hop + Project Life Process Video

by kelly purkey @ Kelly Purkey

Welcome to my stop on the Hero Arts Spring Blog Hop - thanks for stopping over. I am super excited to have five stamp sets in this new Spring release alongside all of the amazing other designs. They are sized...

Always Let the Woman With Butter and Rum in the Door

by Abby Carney @ Roads & Kingdoms

I go into friends’ homes and bring them hot buttered rum. I hope it makes them feel warmer. I hope they pass it on.

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Skincare in Ho Chi Minh City

Skincare in Ho Chi Minh City

by Emily Dallara @ Pressups and Prosecco

  Ho Chi Minh City has many, many positives and like any place, it has it’s downsides. One of those, being the difficulty to keep usually beautiful  skin perfect in an over polluted city. I have first hand experience of this. In the UK my skin was lovely. After years and years of struggling with…

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

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

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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Booking the Trip of a Lifetime – Part One

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

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

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WEST SEATTLE SCENE: Sign of the times?

by WSB @ West Seattle Blog…

We all know development is happening at a fast pace. And in some cases, it’s a bit repetitive – in the 5200 block of California SW, four side-by-side parcels are proposed for nine townhouses each. And we just noticed one parcel has this sign: (Our favorite reaction on Twitter, where we shared this a little […]

Insider’s Guide to Ho Chi Minh City’s Street Food

Insider’s Guide to Ho Chi Minh City’s Street Food


Fodors Travel Guide

Navigate the chaotic street food scene of Ho Chi Minh City like a pro with our quick guide to no-fuss eating in this bustling Vietnamese metropolis.

From Saigon’s sweat to Dalat’s drenching

by Screndels @ Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Twourism

A cooking class, a moped tour, and an overnight bus – our last day in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) was certainly a packed one. And what’s the perfect way to heal oneself from this enjoyable chaos? An escape to the mountains of Vietnam, of course. Welcome then to Dalat. But first, let’s recap on […]

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Yes, I sold vaginal cream… and survived.

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

I say it with the same dispirited tone of lament adult bed-wetters, chronic flatulence sufferers, and people with weakened sphincters often use to confess their frailties: “I sold vaginal cream.” Every time I shake a stranger’s hand, I brace myself for the inevitable. “So, what do you do?” they ask. I try to match their
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Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back)

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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How to Love Yourself Like You’ve Never Been Loved

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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Walking Tour: From the High Street to the Night Market

by Hakeem Adam @ Roads & Kingdoms

Two neighborhoods in the city’s heart reveal the Ghanaian capital’s past—and future.

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Drinking Beer in Music City – Skip the Flip Flops

by James Sloate @ Five Star to Dive Bar

Who doesn't love Lake Tahoe, it's an incredibly beautiful place. The lake, mountains and lifestyle is undeniably one of the top places to visit in the world.

However, what this town is overrun by is white lazy ski bum douche mentally challenged stoned guys who work in the food service industry. I mean what the fuck is the issue with some of these servers and bartenders. Is Lake Tahoe near a college for imbedded stupidity? Oh that's right, it is, Sierra College.... where credits aren't transferable anywhere but to Healds......

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When Food Fights Back: Eating Iguana on Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Trail

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

I jabbed at Bob with the tip of my knife. “Are you okay?” Bob did not move. The beautiful Vietnamese waitress standing next to me giggled and gracefully ran her hands down the silk ao dai tightly hugging her svelte curves. “Bob cannot hear,” she said. “He is prepared for you.” In one swift motion,
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Vietnam safety tips : Top 9 important advises for first-time travelers

Vietnam safety tips : Top 9 important advises for first-time travelers

by Phuong Tuyen @ xpath.co

Vietnam is not a difficult country to love. Most tourists who have been here have certainly found a piece of home in this nation. Matter of fact, some…

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Hanoi or Saigon?

Hanoi or Saigon?


Travelfish

When I visited Vietnam's commercial capital of Ho Chi Minh City while travelling in 2009 I didn't warm to it.

Bản in : Southerners’ vivid memories of first general election

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

HCM City (VNA) – Southerners who experienced the first general election in Vietnam seven decades ago still have vivid memories of the historic event, which took place amid the enemy’s fierce sabotage in the south. In her memoirs, Ngo Thi Hue – a deputy to the first-tenure National Assembly – wrote that the Bac Lieu […]

The Road Trip Across America – #JimmyEatsAmerica

by Jimmy @

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

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The Cow Head Taco Philosopher King of Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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Why You Should Climb 5,500 Steps In The Dark

by Sarah Harvey @ Fodors Travel Guide

Join the 20,000 pilgrims who climb 5,500 stairs to the summit of Sri Pada, or “Adam’s Peak”, the most sacred mountain in Sri Lanka.

The 50 Best Resorts in the World

The 50 Best Resorts in the World

by Stassi Reid @ Destination Tips

There are hundreds of thousands of hotels around the globe, from massive oceanfront resorts to quaint retreats in the middle of nature. This makes choosing the best accommodations for your getaway trickier than ever. That’s why we decided to come up with this list of the 50 best resorts in the world to make your […]

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Eating Iguana in Vietnam - Travel Tales of Perdition and Bliss

Eating Iguana in Vietnam - Travel Tales of Perdition and Bliss


Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories - Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

Vietnam is an exotic food paradise. Sometimes the food fights back. Eating iguana in Vietnam is a try at your own risk activity. Maybe it makes you strong.

The One Mill Mission (Saving money in Vietnam)

The One Mill Mission (Saving money in Vietnam)

by Emily Dallara @ Pressups and Prosecco

Saving money is a large reason as to why I moved away. I earn less but live off hardly anything. Rent and bills is cheaper and the quality of life is much higher. I live in a traditional Vietnamese house for a really cheap deal- however I am going to be moving out of the…

Riding the Reunification Express in Vietnam

Riding the Reunification Express in Vietnam


The Independent

It's a dilemma: “frog porridge Singapore-style” costs 40,000 Vietnamese dong (about £1.20) but plain “frog porridge” just 28,000. I study my laminated menu as we rattle on south through the night. Does “Singapore-style” mean a spicier sauce, perhaps, or bigger bits of frog?

Food Poisoning | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Food Poisoning | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Atexpats

No one’s immune to the Delhi Belly. Food poisoning is relatively common in Vietnam due to difficulties in controlling and monitoring food vendors There are thousands of reported cases annually Heat, pests, and improper storage make street cuisine particularly dangerous for consumption A small group of bacteria are responsible for most food poisoning occurrences Most symptoms develop within days, and sufferers should always visit a doctor (ideally at Cho Ray Hospital) to establish which form of food poisoning they have contracted Take special precautions to minimise your risk of succumbing to food poisoning

How to Free Yourself From the Past

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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Over 20 Things to Do in Chiayi, Taiwan

Over 20 Things to Do in Chiayi, Taiwan

by shybackpack @ Shy Backpack

I’ve been living in Chiayi for over a year now and I’ve had ample time to explore the city, so I thought it was high-time to write a list of its attractions. From the outside, its a relatively quiet, sprawling, cement-covered Taiwanese town, but if you’ve got the time and the energy its got some...

Montreal Auto Show big on technology

Montreal Auto Show big on technology

by Phil Carpenter @

"They want the to car to be connected, to your house, to the street, to yourself.  "You become a part of this big intelligent technology."

Why Are People Dying from Alcohol Use in Pakistan?

by klarsen @ Orphan Diagnostics

At least 34 people, mostly Christians, died in central Pakistani city of Toba Tek Singh after consuming toxic homemade liquor at a Christmas party, police said Wednesday. Read more in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Lake Tahoe Poop Face

by James Sloate @ Five Star to Dive Bar

Who doesn't love Lake Tahoe, it's an incredibly beautiful place. The lake, mountains and lifestyle is undeniably one of the top places to visit in the world.

However, what this town is overrun by is white lazy ski bum douche mentally challenged stoned guys who work in the food service industry. I mean what the fuck is the issue with some of these servers and bartenders. Is Lake Tahoe near a college for imbedded stupidity? Oh that's right, it is, Sierra College.... where credits aren't transferable anywhere but to Healds......

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Horror at Club Alley Cat

by James Sloate @ Five Star to Dive Bar

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25 Best Travel Destinations for Adventurers with Special Needs

25 Best Travel Destinations for Adventurers with Special Needs

by Stassi Reid @ Destination Tips

Will there be steep stairs to climb? Does the attraction accommodate those with special needs? Are accessible hotel rooms available? The are numerous obstacles that exist when a special needs traveler is looking for the perfect vacation destination. But more than ever, locations across the globe are welcoming special needs adventure seekers with opened arms, […]

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Imperfectly Perfect Thanksgiving

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

How I learned the meaning of Thanksgiving in India: I had never felt homesick in the eleven months I had been on the road, at least not until Thanksgiving Day approached. Aboard the crowded train headed to Siliguri, a city on the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, my nostalgic pangs worsened as I watched mothers
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How to Give Amazing Mindful Gifts Even if You’re Saving for Travel

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

When you’re saving for travel, holiday season can make a huge dent in the travel budget. Here’s how to get through the season without going broke — while still giving amazing mindful gifts to your friends and family. People are always looking for great gift ideas for travellers. But how should we travellers give back? […]

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10 Ways to Cope with Wanderlust While Living Abroad

10 Ways to Cope with Wanderlust While Living Abroad

by shybackpack @ Shy Backpack

You might be asking yourself how someone can get wanderlust while living abroad, but trust me, it happens. Many expats will move overseas to get away from the daily grind, leave it all, and have adventures, but often moving abroad just means finding yourself in a new 9 to 5 halfway around the world. So...

Tasmania’s Fierce Foodie Scene Is a Travel Must-Try

by Sarah Treleaven @ Fodors Travel Guide

Tasmanians have long worshipped sea and soil, but a new generation of restaurateurs are bringing local ingredients to the fore.

Back from Bangkok

by Jo @ Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Twourism

After a moot end to our trip (hello food poisoning!), we’re now back in Sweden. But all’s well that ends in a Bangkok hospital that turns out to be one of the best in the world. At least if you’re suffering from minor ailments. Arriving home to the Swedish autumn was a bit of a […]

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48 Hours in Memphis

by Alexis Korman @ Fodors Travel Guide

From barbecue to blues, here are our tips for packing the best of Memphis into two short, but rocking days.

An exploration of Vietnamese Food from North to the South

by Jimmy @

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

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Indulge in Guilt-Free Luxury at 7 of the World’s Best Green Retreats

by Jane @ My Five Acres

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These luxury green retreats may not be totally affordable but they are FABULOUS and guilt-free. Even if you travel on the cheap, these 7 eco retreats are all you need to fire up your 2018 travel dreams. Who doesn’t love to look at pictures of exotic retreats around the world? It’s even better when they […]

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The Best Antidote to the Scourge of Pumpkin-Spiced Hot Drinks

by Didi Kader @ Roads & Kingdoms

A coffee that socks you in the nose and then delivers a foamy smooch to make it all better.

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Drinking Food at the Deserters' Market

by Robyn @ EatingAsia

'Gaumarjos!' Cheers! It is not the best wine I've drunk since arriving in Tbilisi the week before, not even close. Lightly effervescent, with a distinctly sour edge. Also, it is 10 AM, and I'm not a morning drinker. Not so...

Is the World’s Weirdest Art Gallery in Tasmania?

by Lisa Jackson @ Fodors Travel Guide

Watch a machine process food and poop, experience being “euthanized,” witness a living, breathing man-as-art display, all brought to you by the mad genius who parks in a space reserved for “God.”

Blue Lime Phnom Penh – A Tranquil Retreat in the Heart of the City

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

This boutique hotel in Phnom Penh is the perfect retreat from the buzz and hum of the city. For people who want to stay in the city centre but also enjoy a spot of quiet relaxation, Blue Lime Phnom Penh is ideal. As with most cities, many of the hotels in Phnom Penh city centre […]

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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch

by WSB @ West Seattle Blog…

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE) 7:06 AM: Good morning. Just checked around, and no incidents are reported in/from West Seattle so far this morning. SATURDAY ALERT: Whether you are participating or not, be aware that the Women’s March 2.0 will bring thousands to Capitol Hill and downtown […]

Honestly, You Can Stuff Crab Into Anything and It Tastes Pretty Good

by Michele Herrmann @ Roads & Kingdoms

Urbanna, Virginia: the short origin story of Something Different's crab-meat omelet.

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12 Ways to Make the Most of Your Trip to Greenland, the ‘Land of People’

12 Ways to Make the Most of Your Trip to Greenland, the ‘Land of People’

by Justin Andress @ Destination Tips

Greenland is an adventurer’s paradise, an entire country of ancient formations, natural wonders, and wide, open spaces. It’s got a population of around 56,000 people. That’s fewer people than Bismarck, North Dakota. Yet, for that scarcity of people, Greenland is chock full of things to do, especially if you’re the kind of traveler who wants […]

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When Being the Messiah Goes Really, Really Wrong (featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition: Travel Nightmares)

by Aimless Vagabond @ Aimless Vagabond's Short Stories – Disturbing, Inspirational Travel Tales

“Remember, left is right and right is wrong. DRIVE SAFELY!” I would have thought it political commentary, but since the words were stamped on a shiny metal plate posted near the highway, it was apparently a traffic safety slogan. In India people generally drive on the left side of the road, though it seems more
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HOUSE ON THE MOVE: Nickel Bros plans Alki ‘rescue’ tonight

by WSB @ West Seattle Blog…

Seven weeks after moving an old log house across West Seattle, the “house-rescuing” firm Nickel Bros is about to save another local house. The 55-year-old house in our photo, at 1262 Alki SW, will be trucked off the site around midnight tonight and taken to a barge that will be waiting at Don Armeni Boat […]

The Real Budweiser Budvar Brewery Tour

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

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

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How WWI Helped Create France’s Most Notorious Serial Killer

by Paul Feinstein @ Fodors Travel Guide

Marcel Petiot was the worst serial killer in France’s history.

Old Saigon at ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro

Old Saigon at ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro


Westword

My strange aversion to the smell of some Asian restaurants dates back to my glamour days as an advertising exec in Manhattan, when I was barely eking out a living and my lifestyle was a lot more like Dick Whitman's than Don Draper's. I lived with three roommates in a...

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

by Graham Stein @ XO Tours Blog

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

This is Where to Stay in Kampot for Comfort, Free Bikes, and a Peaceful Pool

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

If you’re wondering where to stay in Kampot, this modern hotel is right in the city centre. You’ll be a short walk from the best local cafes, bars, and restaurants, or a simple stroll along the river. Many Kampot hotels are a few kilometres outside the city, with gorgeous river views, but it’s a bit […]

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A Story About Donuts, Beer, and Beer-Flavored Donuts

by Diana Lambdin Meyer @ Roads & Kingdoms

A match made with yeasty, hops-rich dough in Cleveland.

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Global News investigates: Improper food handling ‘a time bomb waiting to happen’

Global News investigates: Improper food handling ‘a time bomb waiting to happen’

by Julia Wong @

A Global News investigation has revealed some school cafeterias in the Edmonton area are not getting routinely inspected, with one facility failing to be seen by inspectors for 17 months.

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