Vietnam Food Tours

Sponsored
Vietnam Food Tours

Saigon Food Sweden

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

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

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

48 hours in Helsinki, Finland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post 48 hours in Helsinki, Finland appeared first on Contented Traveller.

26 emotions you’ll feel on a long haul flight

26 emotions you’ll feel on a long haul flight

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

So many hours airbourne, so many emotions, so many gifs

The post 26 emotions you’ll feel on a long haul flight appeared first on Geckos Tales.

The art of Bánh Mì

by saigon08baguette @ Saigon Baguette

Since the Vietnam War ended 40 years ago, Vietnamese have shared much of their culture with the larger world. But many of us who fled as refugees could not have imagined that the Vietnamese sandwich, bánh mì, would one day become an international sandwich sensation, a culinary wonder of our globalized age. – Andrew Lam, […]

Specialty Delivery Services: Digitally-Driven And To Your Door

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

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

The post Specialty Delivery Services: Digitally-Driven And To Your Door appeared first on Vietcetera.

Getting spoiled in Saigon

Getting spoiled in Saigon


Travels of Adam (Hipster Blog)

For the past week I've been staying with some extended family of mine (for simplicity's sake - an aunt, uncle & cousin) in the city formerly known as Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). I have

New Faces at the Museum

by Swedish American Museum @ Swedish American Museum

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce some of the new faces you might have seen around the Museum. Rebekah, Scott, Luana and Madeleine have come on board to offer the Museum their skills and talents as volunteers. Rebekah has recently joined us to “support the Museum in its mission of education; preserving ... Read More

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

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

The post ‘A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY’: THE TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODE THAT EXPLORES OUR NEED TO TRAVEL appeared first on The Hungry Suitcase.

The legendary burrito lasagne (recipe)

The legendary burrito lasagne (recipe)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It's common knowledge that the burrito is one of the most incredible foods the world has ever seen. The same goes for lasagne. Here's how to combine 'em

The post The legendary burrito lasagne (recipe) appeared first on Geckos Tales.

The unofficial history of the selfie (a tale of four parts)

The unofficial history of the selfie (a tale of four parts)

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Everything you never wanted to know about how selfies didn't start.

The post The unofficial history of the selfie (a tale of four parts) appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Visiting Saigon During TET – 2017

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

The post Visiting Saigon During TET – 2017 appeared first on Ho Chi Minh City Highlights.

Annapurna vs. Everest: which hike will you like?

Annapurna vs. Everest: which hike will you like?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

If you're already tossing up whether or not you should tackle Everest Base Camp or the Annapurna Circuit, good. You're on the right track.

The post Annapurna vs. Everest: which hike will you like? appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Girls’ Getaway: A Weekend in New York City

by Hannah Logan @ Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

New York City is one of those places that is likely on everyone’s list to visit, especially for us women. The allure of the high fashion, the bright lights, and non-stop night life has everyone hungry for a taste. And…

The post Girls’ Getaway: A Weekend in New York City appeared first on Eat Sleep Breathe Travel.

10 Instagrammers every traveller should follow

10 Instagrammers every traveller should follow

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Every couple of weeks, we put the call out for Instagram's best travel shots. Here are some of our favourites from week 1.

The post 10 Instagrammers every traveller should follow appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Why you should go live on an island in Cambodia

Why you should go live on an island in Cambodia

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Put de lime in de coconut and drink it all up

The post Why you should go live on an island in Cambodia appeared first on Geckos Tales.

10 awesome travel podcasts that should be on your phone

10 awesome travel podcasts that should be on your phone

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

The world is divided into those obsessed by podcasts, and those who will one day become obsessed with podcasts.

The post 10 awesome travel podcasts that should be on your phone appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Old meets new: an epic Instagram tour of turkey

Old meets new: an epic Instagram tour of turkey

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

We picked 13 photos from (our own) Instagram that'll make you want to go to Turkey right now.

The post Old meets new: an epic Instagram tour of turkey appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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 […]

The post Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam appeared first on The Christina's Blog.

Treat yo’ self: the world’s best local markets

Treat yo’ self: the world’s best local markets

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Although it’s tempting to seek out the golden arches of McDonalds or retreat to the familiarity of the nearest supermarket while overseas, we urge you to take a different path.

The post Treat yo’ self: the world’s best local markets appeared first on Geckos Tales.

You should travel to South America in your 20s. Here’s why.

You should travel to South America in your 20s. Here’s why.

by Amber Dunlap @ Geckos Tales

What. A. Continent

The post You should travel to South America in your 20s. Here’s why. appeared first on Geckos Tales.

How to travel with curly hair (in 4 easy steps)

How to travel with curly hair (in 4 easy steps)

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Travelling with curly hair is hard and requires sound grooming advice. Apparently

The post How to travel with curly hair (in 4 easy steps) appeared first on Geckos Tales.

On the Camino de Santiago, a €1 pin was the best souvenir I’ve ever bought

by Cindy Young @ Urban Adventures

I had just finished walking 800 kilometres of the Camino de Santiago across Spain. It was my second Camino, and I wanted something to bring back to Australia. People who have walked the Camino often wear a scallop shell, both to commemorate their journey, and also to identify themselves to...

Meet the gang: Geckos travellers on the road

Meet the gang: Geckos travellers on the road

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

Say 'hola' to a bunch of Geckos travellers adventuring through Central America

The post Meet the gang: Geckos travellers on the road appeared first on Geckos Tales.

24 hours in Panama City

24 hours in Panama City

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

With unmetered taxis, supreme coffee options and one of the world’s greatest engineering feats at your doorstep, there’s a lot to like about Panama City

The post 24 hours in Panama City appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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 […]

The post Monthly recap: April travels appeared first on Twourism.

So hot right now: the world’s top travel trends in 2016

So hot right now: the world’s top travel trends in 2016

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Want some aloe vera for that travel burn

The post So hot right now: the world’s top travel trends in 2016 appeared first on Geckos Tales.

What the heck is that? Navigating Japan’s foodie wonders

What the heck is that? Navigating Japan’s foodie wonders

by Nick Reid @ Geckos Tales

Udon know what you’re missing

The post What the heck is that? Navigating Japan’s foodie wonders appeared first on Geckos Tales.

5 airports from around the world that do not suck

5 airports from around the world that do not suck

by Jo Stewart @ Geckos Tales

Who needs access to fancy members-only club lounges when you’ve got airports like these

The post 5 airports from around the world that do not suck appeared first on Geckos Tales.

5 natural wonders you have to check out in Morocco

5 natural wonders you have to check out in Morocco

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Geckos Tales

Desert, mountains, and a whole bunch more

The post 5 natural wonders you have to check out in Morocco appeared first on Geckos Tales.

6 household critters and their epic adventures

6 household critters and their epic adventures

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

To celebrate pets, travel, and travelling pets, here are eight of our favourite non-human companions who have gone where no creature has before (probably)

The post 6 household critters and their epic adventures appeared first on Geckos Tales.

5 awesome things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

5 awesome things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

by Chloe Papas @ Geckos Tales

The coastal Vietnamese town of Hoi An is known for its sleepy atmosphere and strong French influence. It’s a great spot to relax between bustling capital cities, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do.

The post 5 awesome things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam appeared first on Geckos Tales.

The ultimate guide to eating gluten-free in Italy

The ultimate guide to eating gluten-free in Italy

by Melissa Ariganello @ Geckos Tales

Foodies, get excited

The post The ultimate guide to eating gluten-free in Italy appeared first on Geckos Tales.

A Journey through Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City | Condé Nast Johansens

A Journey through Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City | Condé Nast Johansens


Condé Nast Johansens

A vibrant hub, populated by hidden flower markets and unrivaled views... Stacie Flinner explores Ho Chi Minh City on her Journey through Vietnam.

Visit Hook Lighthouse, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post Visit Hook Lighthouse, Ireland appeared first on Contented Traveller.

A small souvenir that holds big memories of Morocco

by Olivia Saunders @ Urban Adventures

Before returning to New Zealand in 2016, my partner and I spent a number of years seeing as much of the globe as we could, with the time and money we had available. We had been living in Birmingham for two years before our visas ran out, at which point...

How not to piss off a Parisian

by Bec Pickett @ Urban Adventures

Parisians often carry the reputation of being rude and arrogant — especially to travellers in their city. But this stereotype is dated and, in fact, over the last several years the City of Love has become much more customer service oriented. If there are any rude ones, trust us they’re...

7 strange and epic things to do in Cambodia

7 strange and epic things to do in Cambodia

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Yes, ogling Angkor Wat, feeling humbled at the Killing Fields, and eating your body weight in amok are Cambodian essentials, but there’s a few must-do things for those of us who dabble in the wilder side of life. Though there are many daredevilish experiences to be found exclusively in Cambodia, I’ve come up with a

The post 7 strange and epic things to do in Cambodia appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Ditch the Gold Coast: 4 Schoolies ideas to give you the feels

Ditch the Gold Coast: 4 Schoolies ideas to give you the feels

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

These hot spots are serious contenders for your Schoolies trip

The post Ditch the Gold Coast: 4 Schoolies ideas to give you the feels appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Bali’s best kept secrets you should check out asap

Bali’s best kept secrets you should check out asap

by Juliann Cheryl @ Geckos Tales

Hint: it's not the beaches

The post Bali’s best kept secrets you should check out asap appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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 […]

The post How to Make Driving Abroad a Smooth Experience appeared first on Twourism.

Heading to Asia? Here are 9 books you should definitely read

Heading to Asia? Here are 9 books you should definitely read

by Jen Welch @ Geckos Tales

Eat, Pray, Love makes a cheeky appearance

The post Heading to Asia? Here are 9 books you should definitely read appeared first on Geckos Tales.

The natural high of Iguazu falls

The natural high of Iguazu falls

by Ella Benjamin @ Geckos Tales

Forget Disney Land, Iguazu Falls is most euphoric, most uncontrollable smile-inducing place on earth. We've even got the science to prove it.

The post The natural high of Iguazu falls appeared first on Geckos Tales.

6 reasons why you should book a trip to Mexico asap

6 reasons why you should book a trip to Mexico asap

by Britt Skrabanek @ Geckos Tales

This is what you’re missing out on—and why you, amiga or amigo, should book a trip to Mexico…now

The post 6 reasons why you should book a trip to Mexico asap appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Travel bragger vs social addict. Which one are you?

Travel bragger vs social addict. Which one are you?

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

It's like a social experiment, but without all the science

The post Travel bragger vs social addict. Which one are you? appeared first on Geckos Tales.

The other way to Machu Picchu: a guide to tackling the Quarry Trail

The other way to Machu Picchu: a guide to tackling the Quarry Trail

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Though the 'classic' Inca Trail gets a lot of press, the Quarry Trail is a pretty damn fine alternative.

The post The other way to Machu Picchu: a guide to tackling the Quarry Trail appeared first on Geckos Tales.

24-hours in Cuzco: your guide to Peru’s coolest city

24-hours in Cuzco: your guide to Peru’s coolest city

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

There's more to Cuzco than super-cool llamas and awesome ponchos.

The post 24-hours in Cuzco: your guide to Peru’s coolest city appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Aks & elephant tusks: the life of a park ranger

Aks & elephant tusks: the life of a park ranger

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

Park rangers protect the animals that we travellers love. But over the past 10 years, more than 1000 rangers have been killed on the job. The majority of these deaths were homicides.

The post Aks & elephant tusks: the life of a park ranger appeared first on Geckos Tales.

These guys invented clothes that translate your brain thoughts

These guys invented clothes that translate your brain thoughts

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A truly iconic invention

The post These guys invented clothes that translate your brain thoughts appeared first on Geckos Tales.

How this group of musicians is making the world a better place – one gig at a time

How this group of musicians is making the world a better place – one gig at a time

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

They’re completely self-sustainable – a travelling community of artists and musicians- and they call themselves The Soulfire Project

The post How this group of musicians is making the world a better place – one gig at a time appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Talking food with the cast of Miss Saigon - Jamie Oliver | Features

Talking food with the cast of Miss Saigon - Jamie Oliver | Features


Jamie Oliver

For the cast of Miss Saigon in London, food is more than just fuel. Whether they're from Asia, America, or Europe, food is where they come together.

Christina's Saigon

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

7 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the East Coast

7 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the East Coast

by Carrie Pallardy @ Geckos Tales

Take a quick trip to somewhere awesome you’ve never been before

The post 7 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the East Coast appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Saigon Street Food Tour of Ho Chi Minh City by Motorbike

Saigon Street Food Tour of Ho Chi Minh City by Motorbike


Contented Traveller

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

The Galapagos Islands: 5 reasons every traveller needs to go

The Galapagos Islands: 5 reasons every traveller needs to go

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Many travellers who catch wind of the cost and logistics of a trip to the Galapagos in the “too hard” basket. But they shouldn't.

The post The Galapagos Islands: 5 reasons every traveller needs to go appeared first on Geckos Tales.

24 hours in Rio de Janeiro

24 hours in Rio de Janeiro

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Rio de Janeiro. So cool there have been cars, knickers, and even Duran Duran songs named after it.

The post 24 hours in Rio de Janeiro appeared first on Geckos Tales.

24 hours in: Ho Chi Minh City

24 hours in: Ho Chi Minh City


Urban Adventures

Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most popular cities to visit in Southeast Asia for a reason. The pace is frenetic and the...

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

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

The post LIVE LIKE A LOCAL: RENT A SHORT-TERM APARTMENT WHILE TRAVELING appeared first on The Hungry Suitcase.

Visiting Valentia Island in Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post Visiting Valentia Island in Ireland appeared first on Contented Traveller.

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

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

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

8 easy ways to be an awesome traveller

8 easy ways to be an awesome traveller

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Don't forget your Ps & Qs

The post 8 easy ways to be an awesome traveller appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Conquering Kinabalu: trekking Borneo’s biggest peak

Conquering Kinabalu: trekking Borneo’s biggest peak

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

We sent a few lucky Geckos travellers and a film crew up Kinabalu, and they seemed to have an exhaustingly epic time. Here's how they did it

The post Conquering Kinabalu: trekking Borneo’s biggest peak appeared first on Geckos Tales.

The Best Things I Ate in Saigon

The Best Things I Ate in Saigon


Eternal Expat

Wondering what to eat in Saigon? Here are my top 5 favorite dishes and where to find them.

Here’s how to have the best time ever at Burma’s Inle lake

Here’s how to have the best time ever at Burma’s Inle lake

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

Inle Lake is a pretty spectacular place to spend some time. It's also a pretty spectacular place to do some stuff

The post Here’s how to have the best time ever at Burma’s Inle lake appeared first on Geckos Tales.

What is Ebola and what does it mean for travellers?

What is Ebola and what does it mean for travellers?

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

The whole world seems focused on the West African Ebola outbreak, but what exactly is EVD and should it stop you travelling

The post What is Ebola and what does it mean for travellers? appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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 […]

The post Gallery: Some of Our Favourite Nepal Pictures appeared first on Twourism.

Meet Lombok: Bali’s charming, charismatic and super hot cousin

Meet Lombok: Bali’s charming, charismatic and super hot cousin

by Joy Hui Lin @ Geckos Tales

Livin' la vida Lombok.

The post Meet Lombok: Bali’s charming, charismatic and super hot cousin appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Wildlife blooper reel: it’s basically defcon 1 of cuteness

Wildlife blooper reel: it’s basically defcon 1 of cuteness

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Think wild animals and images of lions stalking across the African savanna and gazelles leaping through long grass likely spring to mind. Hippos bobbing in a lagoon, a tower of giraffes languidly munching on leaves… Maybe you think about a seal, swimming gracefully though the depths of the ocean, or a meerkat perched atop a

The post Wildlife blooper reel: it’s basically defcon 1 of cuteness appeared first on Geckos Tales.

You should visit Myanmar right now. Here are 10 reasons why.

You should visit Myanmar right now. Here are 10 reasons why.

by Elle Gillard @ Geckos Tales

It's Myan-marvellous! (Sorry not sorry)

The post You should visit Myanmar right now. Here are 10 reasons why. appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Zagreb: A Rough Guide to Coffee and Food, Fall 2016 Edition

by Premshree Pillai @ Polka Dot Socks Blog - polka dot socks

I have taken a liking to Zagreb, since my first visit in 2014, and feel more comfortable with each annual visit I’ve made since then — I have my regular coffee and food spots I make the rounds of, and friends I visit.

24 hours in Havana

24 hours in Havana

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Since Raul Castro’s sweeping economic reforms began to take hold in 2010, Cuba is evolving, with Havana at the vanguard of change

The post 24 hours in Havana appeared first on Geckos Tales.

6 tips on how to win at travel photography

6 tips on how to win at travel photography

by David Nagle @ Geckos Tales

While we’re not all just aiming for Insta and Facebook Likes, everyone still wants amazing travel photos to remember their trip and show their friends – to wow them, inspire them, and maybe make them more than a teensy bit jealous. But short of hiring a professional photographer to tag along (yes, apparently that’s a thing now),

The post 6 tips on how to win at travel photography appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Eating Chiang Mai, Thailand, Fall 2016 Edition

by Meghan Zichelli @ Polka Dot Socks Blog - polka dot socks

A handful of street food vendors dot the streets of Chiang Mai during the day, but once the sun goes down and the night markets are set up, the street food really comes alive. Most of these dishes won’t be on the menu at your local pad Thai take-out spot back home.

7 Travel Tips For Every Hijabi

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post 7 Travel Tips For Every Hijabi appeared first on Contented Traveller.

24 hours in Berlin

24 hours in Berlin

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It's all happening in Berlin. And it's all happening right now.

The post 24 hours in Berlin appeared first on Geckos Tales.

These 12 Influential Malaysian Women Are Making Waves Overseas

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

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

Travelling with anxiety (and learning to leave it behind)

Travelling with anxiety (and learning to leave it behind)

by Millie Lester @ Geckos Tales

I know what stress is. Anxiety, though? That’s a whole other wild and unbridled beast that rose up and clocked me in the noggin the minute I stepped on my first international flight

The post Travelling with anxiety (and learning to leave it behind) appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Korea’s photoshop masters are winning the internet

Korea’s photoshop masters are winning the internet

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

I genuinely don’t know what people expect when they make honest-to-god requests of faceless internet bodies. Like, c’mon world – this is the same web that gave us Rick Rolling and 10 hours of the Nyan Cat.  But boy, am I glad that they do. Because once in a while, something so full of beauty and

The post Korea’s photoshop masters are winning the internet appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Where you should travel next (using tv theme songs)

Where you should travel next (using tv theme songs)

by Kellie Bright @ Geckos Tales

Yes no. Maybe. I don't know. CAN YOU REPEAT THE

The post Where you should travel next (using tv theme songs) appeared first on Geckos Tales.

How to be an Instagram pro in 6 easy steps

How to be an Instagram pro in 6 easy steps

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Take your #wanderlust to the next level with the help of professional Instagrammer, Melissa Findley.

The post How to be an Instagram pro in 6 easy steps appeared first on Geckos Tales.

A local’s guide to Stromovka Park in Prague 7 (Holešovice)

by Silvie Pösslová @ Urban Adventures

No one knows local life like our guides. That’s why we’ve asked them take us around their favourite ‘hoods and offer their insider tips on seeing the city like a true local. If Stromovka sounds like your kind of place, local Prague guide Silvie and her team can show you...

How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

The post How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local appeared first on The Hungry Suitcase.

Endurance Athlete Chi Nguyen Aims To Run In 100 Cities

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

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

The post Endurance Athlete Chi Nguyen Aims To Run In 100 Cities appeared first on Vietcetera.

Why you should drop everything and travel Cuba now

Why you should drop everything and travel Cuba now

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Havana good time

The post Why you should drop everything and travel Cuba now appeared first on Geckos Tales.

What the hell is “the cuddle chair” and how should we feel about it?

What the hell is “the cuddle chair” and how should we feel about it?

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Someone has invented a cuddle-able chair for long-haul flights. It's making me nervous.

The post What the hell is “the cuddle chair” and how should we feel about it? appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Bonsai Saigon River Cruise – Resurrection!

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

The post Bonsai Saigon River Cruise – Resurrection! appeared first on Ho Chi Minh City Highlights.

The ultimate global pub crawl (prepare your liver)

The ultimate global pub crawl (prepare your liver)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Do not attempt this at home.

The post The ultimate global pub crawl (prepare your liver) appeared first on Geckos Tales.

A capital of change

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

The historic centre of Vilnius shows a city that's been through a lot of turmoil but is now proud of what it is.

The post A capital of change appeared first on Time Travel Turtle.

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

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

The post Connecting you to the local experience – My day out with Inspitrip appeared first on Ho Chi Minh City Highlights.

13 things only people who’ve been to Java will understand

13 things only people who’ve been to Java will understand

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

Java is a full-on travel experience. Here are 13 reasons why. You're welcome.

The post 13 things only people who’ve been to Java will understand appeared first on Geckos Tales.

20 Best Lighthouses in the World

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post 20 Best Lighthouses in the World appeared first on Contented Traveller.

A Day at Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by Meghan Zichelli @ Polka Dot Socks Blog - polka dot socks

After researching ethical options for hanging out with elephants in Thailand, we ended up at Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary for rescued elephants as well as water buffaloes and dogs. We highly recommend spending a day of your trip here; it’s well worth it. To prepare, here is how you can expect your day to go.

Meet the Volunteer: Marvel Pomeroy

by Swedish American Museum @ Swedish American Museum

Marvel Pomeroy, a volunteer in the Museum collections, has been a long-time visitor to Andersonville. Over the past 45 years she always made a point to shop at Erickson’s Delicatessen and the Swedish Bakery, particularly around the winter holidays where she would pick up her family’s Christmas fixings such as bread, casings and string for ... Read More

Must Visit Sites in Hoi Chi Minh City

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

When you visit Vietnam, these are the Must Visit Sites in Hoi Chi Minh City (Saigon). Saigon is the more familiar name of this very popular city to visit. The city is beaut…

The post Must Visit Sites in Hoi Chi Minh City appeared first on Contented Traveller.

8 reasons you should spend your uni break in Vietnam

8 reasons you should spend your uni break in Vietnam

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Reason #7: You get to say things like "Back in 'Nam..."

The post 8 reasons you should spend your uni break in Vietnam appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Make it at home: pisco sour recipe

Make it at home: pisco sour recipe

by Leigh Barnes @ Geckos Tales

Everybody knows that the Pisco Sour is Peru's most famous - and delicious - drink. But not everybody knows how to make a Pisco Sour. Well, we do. And we're willing to share this information with you, so long as you repay us by making us some Pisco Sours at some point down the track. Deal? Good

The post Make it at home: pisco sour recipe appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Turkey’s most glorious street food in pictures (and words)

Turkey’s most glorious street food in pictures (and words)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Some types of food are superior to others, Turkish street food is superior to most. Here's the scoop.

The post Turkey’s most glorious street food in pictures (and words) appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Bottoms Up – Budapest Ruin Bars and Beyond

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Feeling thirsty in Hungary? Check out our favorite places to drink including hip Budapest ruin bars plus cool spots for beer, cocktails and wine. Finding a bar in Budapest is like finding hay in a haystack. The Hungarian capital has a lot of drinking establishments, many filled with young professionals and visiting tourists. Though infamous for its funky ruin bars, the river split city also has traditional pubs, classy wine lounges and even spa bars. Yes, you can imbibe at Budapest bars while getting your soak on. We visited our first (but ...

The post Bottoms Up – Budapest Ruin Bars and Beyond appeared first on 2foodtrippers.

How not to talk about travel

How not to talk about travel

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

This is a (very biased) guide to not sounding like a travel snob

The post How not to talk about travel appeared first on Geckos Tales.

The Best of Slovenia in 3 Days

by Hannah Logan @ Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

I first became interested in visiting Slovenia last year when I stumbled upon a photo of Lake Bled, and immediately fell in love. Wanting to see it for myself, I did some research on the country and discovered that there…

The post The Best of Slovenia in 3 Days appeared first on Eat Sleep Breathe Travel.

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 […]

The post Travel to Sapa – Homestays and More appeared first on The Christina's Blog.

8 of Vietnam and Cambodia’s best street foods

8 of Vietnam and Cambodia’s best street foods

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

Cambodia and Vietnam are home to more deliciousness than you could begin to imagine. Also, memes.

The post 8 of Vietnam and Cambodia’s best street foods appeared first on Geckos Tales.

In-Depth: From Saigon and Sarajevo to St. Louis, Refugees Revive City - 100 Resilient Cities

In-Depth: From Saigon and Sarajevo to St. Louis, Refugees Revive City - 100 Resilient Cities


100 Resilient Cities

Amid the anti-migration rhetoric of the incoming Trump administration, Preethi Nallu meets resettled families in the midwestern city of St. Louis, whose communities have helped resuscitate areas of their new hometown.

How to spend 24 hours in Athens

How to spend 24 hours in Athens

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

Athens is the birthplace of democracy, home of the Olympic Games, and played a pivotal role in early philosophy, art, theatre and souvlakis

The post How to spend 24 hours in Athens appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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

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

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

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Rothenburg ob der Tauber

by stacieflinner @ STACIE FLINNER

On the 10th Country of Christmas, David and I arrived in Rothenberg ob der Tauber, Germany – a town I had first heard of through my friend Tiffany, whom we visited in Oxford, and it was one of the most anticipated visits of our Christmas tour. We picked up a winterized SUV outside of Munich,...

Continue Reading

The post #12CountriesOfChristmas – Rothenburg ob der Tauber appeared first on STACIE FLINNER.

Why you should consume probiotics?

by Chiara Squinzi @ La Holista

Today we wanted to talk about probiotics. Probiotics are “good” bacteria touted to help maintain digestive health and boost the immune system. You can take them in a dietary supplement or get them from food sources. The best sources are: 1. Kombucha 2. Apple Cider Vinegar 3. Miso, Natto & Tempeh 4. Sauerkraut 5. Water Kefir 6. Pickles […]

Pho Binh Noodle Shop

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Hoa Vien Brauhaus

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Your dream treehouse is waiting, and it’s in Borneo

Your dream treehouse is waiting, and it’s in Borneo

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Who needs hotels? Welcome to the jungle, punk.

The post Your dream treehouse is waiting, and it’s in Borneo appeared first on Geckos Tales.

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Brixen im Thale, Austria

by stacieflinner @ STACIE FLINNER

Since the very beginning of our trip, David and I hoped to spend the holidays cozied up in a mountain chalet in the Alps. Finding a ski-in-ski-out cabin was a lot harder than expected, and while we knew they existed from our October road trip through the Alps, we later learned that most of these...

Continue Reading

The post #12CountriesOfChristmas – Brixen im Thale, Austria appeared first on STACIE FLINNER.

An Instagram journey through Burma

An Instagram journey through Burma

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Since I'm fresh off the plane from the very rad 'Feel the Burm' trip, I figured I might as well go with the old adage 'a picture tells a thousand words'. Yay for Instagram.

The post An Instagram journey through Burma appeared first on Geckos Tales.

How to be an introvert and still be awesome at travelling

How to be an introvert and still be awesome at travelling

by Kristy Atkinson @ Geckos Tales

If "alone time" ranks consistently high on your list of things to do, this one's for you.

The post How to be an introvert and still be awesome at travelling appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant in Phuket - Phuket.com Magazine

Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant in Phuket - Phuket.com Magazine


phuket.com

NOTE: Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant is now permanently closed. Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine in a charming and nicely decorated intimate venue. Located on the main road from Chalong circle to Rawai Beach, this compact 36-seat restaurant offers dishes from both North and South Vietnam. Good

Win a 2-night stay at The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa

by Henry @ Condé Nast Johansens

This competition is now closed. Visit our full list of open competitions for your chance to win. Enter now for your chance to win a two-night stay at The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa, West Sussex, England. This prize includes breakfast on each morning of your stay, dinner on one night of your stay plus […]

The post Win a 2-night stay at The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa appeared first on Condé Nast Johansens.

Street Food in Copenhagen at Papiroen

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post Street Food in Copenhagen at Papiroen appeared first on Contented Traveller.

15 places you’ve been mispronouncing your entire life

15 places you’ve been mispronouncing your entire life

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

IT'S CHOWDER! SAY IT RIGHT!

The post 15 places you’ve been mispronouncing your entire life appeared first on Geckos Tales.

17 pics of Malaysia that will make you want to go RN

17 pics of Malaysia that will make you want to go RN

by Passport & Plates @ Geckos Tales

Get around it, people

The post 17 pics of Malaysia that will make you want to go RN appeared first on Geckos Tales.

A night in Paris’ Shakespeare & co bookshop

A night in Paris’ Shakespeare & co bookshop

by Melissa Welham @ Geckos Tales

No. Heming. Way

The post A night in Paris’ Shakespeare & co bookshop appeared first on Geckos Tales.

The 60 Best Lighthouses in the World

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post The 60 Best Lighthouses in the World appeared first on Contented Traveller.

Everest: ain’t no mountain higher than (infographic)

Everest: ain’t no mountain higher than (infographic)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Nepal is home to Mount Everest. This website is home to loads of infographics. Eventually, the two had to collide.

The post Everest: ain’t no mountain higher than (infographic) appeared first on Geckos Tales.

How to get over the post-holiday blues (in 10 easy steps)

How to get over the post-holiday blues (in 10 easy steps)

by Urban Adventures @ Geckos Tales

Now you’re home, and the relief you first felt at returning to your own bed is waning. Here’s our unscientific guide to beating the blahs

The post How to get over the post-holiday blues (in 10 easy steps) appeared first on Geckos Tales.

10 travel instagrammers who are actually rly good

10 travel instagrammers who are actually rly good

by Naomi Russo @ Geckos Tales

Ten extremely solid accounts that we know are sure to give you the wanderlusts

The post 10 travel instagrammers who are actually rly good appeared first on Geckos Tales.

6 reasons you should do an African safari while you’re young

6 reasons you should do an African safari while you’re young

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

You should probably get started stat

The post 6 reasons you should do an African safari while you’re young appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Relax at the best bars in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Relax at the best bars in Ho Chi Minh City   After a long hard week at work, one of the best things to do is spend either Friday night or Saturday night out. There is tendency for the young to go to the bars to chill out, grab a drink and relax in Ho […]

The post Relax at the best bars in Ho Chi Minh City appeared first on KIM TRAVEL.

TURKEY’S OTTOMAN EMPIRE (INFOGRAPHIC)

TURKEY’S OTTOMAN EMPIRE (INFOGRAPHIC)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

You cannot go to Turkey without learning some stuff about the Ottoman Empire. So don't.

The post TURKEY’S OTTOMAN EMPIRE (INFOGRAPHIC) appeared first on Geckos Tales.

12 London instagrammers you should be following. Stat.

12 London instagrammers you should be following. Stat.

by Hannah Foster @ Geckos Tales

London has never looked so filtered.

The post 12 London instagrammers you should be following. Stat. appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Learning about Lisbon from a local

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post Learning about Lisbon from a local appeared first on Contented Traveller.

How to be a Masaai warrior (in 5 easy steps)

How to be a Masaai warrior (in 5 easy steps)

by Ella Benjamin @ Geckos Tales

Here’s what we reckon it takes to be a badass Masaai warrior

The post How to be a Masaai warrior (in 5 easy steps) appeared first on Geckos Tales.

What is beauty? One woman’s quest to break conventions

What is beauty? One woman’s quest to break conventions

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Who runs the world? Girls

The post What is beauty? One woman’s quest to break conventions appeared first on Geckos Tales.

17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Vietnam is one of the most rewarding places you can visit, but you need to be aware of these 17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam. From the frenetic cities of Ho …

The post 17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam appeared first on Contented Traveller.

5 of SAIGON’S BEST HIDDEN COCKTAIL BARS

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

The post 5 of SAIGON’S BEST HIDDEN COCKTAIL BARS appeared first on The Hungry Suitcase.

Have pounds, will spend: how to live the high life in London

Have pounds, will spend: how to live the high life in London

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

It's London. Like a boss.

The post Have pounds, will spend: how to live the high life in London appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Tokyo to Osaka, in photos: Japan with Geckos Adventures

Tokyo to Osaka, in photos: Japan with Geckos Adventures

by Julie Germansky @ Geckos Tales

Sushi, shopping and ancient temples, our Discover Japan trip is 10 days of amazement

The post Tokyo to Osaka, in photos: Japan with Geckos Adventures appeared first on Geckos Tales.

These 8 Reasons Will Make You Choose Chiang Mai Over Bangkok

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

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

A guided tour of a Maasai warrior’s home

A guided tour of a Maasai warrior’s home

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Remember MTV cribs? This is like that, but with Maasai Warriors

The post A guided tour of a Maasai warrior’s home appeared first on Geckos Tales.

How to find home in Sweden | Study in Sweden: the student blog

How to find home in Sweden | Study in Sweden: the student blog


The student blog

Whether you are looking for food, hair extensions, chocolate or even a Fanta flavour unique to your country here is how to find home in Sweden!

What’s a Geckos trip in Cambodia really like?

What’s a Geckos trip in Cambodia really like?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travellers often ask us what our trips in Cambodia are like. And we figured the best way to show them was to make a video about it. So that's exactly what we did

The post What’s a Geckos trip in Cambodia really like? appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Why everyone should live overseas at least once

Why everyone should live overseas at least once

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Home is where your visa is.

The post Why everyone should live overseas at least once appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Geckos travel photo comp: the best of the best (so far)

Geckos travel photo comp: the best of the best (so far)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It wasn't easy, but we've picked out two sets of winners from the past few months.

The post Geckos travel photo comp: the best of the best (so far) appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Insider’s View Episode 8 – Fiona Briers

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

The post Insider’s View Episode 8 – Fiona Briers appeared first on Ho Chi Minh City Highlights.

8 reasons Central America is dominating right now

8 reasons Central America is dominating right now

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Central America. It's so hot right now

The post 8 reasons Central America is dominating right now appeared first on Geckos Tales.

30 of the Best Lighthouses in the World

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

It appears that I am not the only one with a thing for lighthouses, and here are 30 of the Best Lighthouses in the World. It all started when we visited Hook Lighthouse in Ir

The post 30 of the Best Lighthouses in the World appeared first on Contented Traveller.

The 5 Best Night Markets in Taipei

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

The post The 5 Best Night Markets in Taipei appeared first on The Hungry Suitcase.

16 nuggets of travel wisdom (and trash) from twitter

16 nuggets of travel wisdom (and trash) from twitter

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Twitter: home to Justin Bieber's ego, trolls, swathes of useless information, cat pictures and, when you dig a little deeper, some interesting takes on the world of travel.

The post 16 nuggets of travel wisdom (and trash) from twitter appeared first on Geckos Tales.

It’s official: these are the 10 cities with the hottest locals

It’s official: these are the 10 cities with the hottest locals

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Get them while they're hot

The post It’s official: these are the 10 cities with the hottest locals appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Back To Black With Conceptual Artist Phuc Van Dang

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

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

The post Back To Black With Conceptual Artist Phuc Van Dang appeared first on Vietcetera.

The Best of Stockholm in 2 Days

by Hannah Logan @ Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

Nicknamed the Venice of the North, Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, quickly became one of my favourite cities.  Made up of 14 islands in the inner city, Stockholm is a Scandinavian gem with tons to offer. Although it is also…

The post The Best of Stockholm in 2 Days appeared first on Eat Sleep Breathe Travel.

Into the wild: Borneo like you’ve never seen it before (video)

Into the wild: Borneo like you’ve never seen it before (video)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

We decided that the film crew should do everything a Geckos traveller would do; sleep in treehouses, cruise the Kinabatangan River and climb a mountain

The post Into the wild: Borneo like you’ve never seen it before (video) appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Drinking Bangkok, Thailand: Cocktails, Fall 2016 Edition

by Premshree Pillai @ Polka Dot Socks Blog - polka dot socks

While we primarily ate on the streets, Bangkok is also a cosmopolitan world city — you can eat Thai food at fancy places, spend the evening at a wine bar, or have a nightcap at one of the many cocktail bars.

Eating Vietnam, Part 1: Introduction

Eating Vietnam, Part 1: Introduction


polka dot socks

This is Part 1 of a 5-part series on eating our way through Vietnam. We spent three weeks in Vietnam, starting with Hanoi in the north, making our way down over 1,000 miles to Ho Chi Minh City in the south.

The best souvenir I ever bought was…

by Urban Adventures @ Urban Adventures

We recently asked our travellers about the best souvenirs they had picked up on their travels. And the answers were hilarious, cool, charming, precious and sometimes a little weird… Vintage records, a handcrafted kaleidoscope, an alpaca jumper from Peru, an ogre mask, a good ol’ bottle of hot sauce from...

32 Photos from Caribbean Pride

by Adam @ Travels of Adam (Hipster Blog)

By Adam Groffman

Photos and some travel tips for CHIC Punta Cana's annual LGBT / gay Caribbean Pride party and festival - a week of fun events at the Dominican resort hotel!

The post 32 Photos from Caribbean Pride appeared first on the Travels of Adam blog.

Exclusive Travel Tips for Your Destination Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon in Vietnam

Exclusive Travel Tips for Your Destination Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon in Vietnam


Enchanting Travels

Discover Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon during your private tour of Vietnam! ➤ Receive Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon Travel Tips from our experts.

Welcome to El Sal, your new favourite destination

Welcome to El Sal, your new favourite destination

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

That Central America, he's so hot right now.

The post Welcome to El Sal, your new favourite destination appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Blue River Hotel 3

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

The Lion, Brewery and Restaurant

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Cádiz in Spain will be the next Hot Spot Travel Destination

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post Cádiz in Spain will be the next Hot Spot Travel Destination appeared first on Contented Traveller.

Shake it off: a travel guide to hand-holding

Shake it off: a travel guide to hand-holding

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

Much of travel’s allure hinges upon a return to days of child-like wonder in the face of all that is foreign and new.

The post Shake it off: a travel guide to hand-holding appeared first on Geckos Tales.

6 packing mistakes every first time traveller makes

6 packing mistakes every first time traveller makes

by Courtney Smith @ Geckos Tales

Packing problems, like elevators, are easy to run into. Here's how to steer clear of the mistakes.

The post 6 packing mistakes every first time traveller makes appeared first on Geckos Tales.

6 things Joey Essex learned about Africa when he was in Africa

6 things Joey Essex learned about Africa when he was in Africa

by Joey Essex @ Geckos Tales

We took Joey Essex to Africa. After we were sure he got home one piece, we asked him to tell us about all the stuff he learned whilst he was there

The post 6 things Joey Essex learned about Africa when he was in Africa appeared first on Geckos Tales.

8 places you definitely shouldn’t take travel photos

8 places you definitely shouldn’t take travel photos

by Katrina Imbruglia @ Geckos Tales

Back away from the camera. Put down that filter. Slowly lower your ridiculously oversized iPhone 6+ to the ground. Sure we all want to be heroes on Insta, but do you really want to be that guy who posts pics of locals trying to bathe in peace or takes a selfie at a cremation? This is

The post 8 places you definitely shouldn’t take travel photos appeared first on Geckos Tales.

31 ultimate travel hacks every traveller needs to know

31 ultimate travel hacks every traveller needs to know

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travel hacks (and life hacks) are hot property right now. So we tried to come up with a list of our own (and failed).

The post 31 ultimate travel hacks every traveller needs to know appeared first on Geckos Tales.

12 of the weirdest airports you’ve ever seen

12 of the weirdest airports you’ve ever seen

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travel and airports. They’re intrinsically linked. Love ’em or hate ’em, there’s simply no avoiding ’em (unless you swim). There’s loads of splashy, flashy ones that make you so relaxed you’ll forget about the seven hour layover. But today we’re going to look at some of the world’s weirdest. 1. Qamdo Bangda Airport, Qamdo, Tibet If

The post 12 of the weirdest airports you’ve ever seen appeared first on Geckos Tales.

6 beauty products you need while travelling

6 beauty products you need while travelling

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Because, who are we kidding: we all need some sort of beauty hit.

The post 6 beauty products you need while travelling appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Must-stay boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Must-stay boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh City   While Ho Chi Minh City offers accommodations ranging from luxurious chain properties to budget options for backpackers, there are a select amount of boutique hotels. The intimacy of chic design, interesting architecture and urban locales are big contributors to the underground appeal of boutique hotels. These […]

The post Must-stay boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh City appeared first on KIM TRAVEL.

What are antioxidants and how to consume them more easily

by Chiara Squinzi @ La Holista

Today we wanted to talk about antioxidants. We have already discussed the foods you should be eating for your gut, but what about the foods that protect your cells? Those would be the ones packed with antioxidants, a buzzy term you’ve probably heard before. Antioxidants occur naturally in plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, cacao and green tea. Note that animal-based products DO […]

Vietnamese coffe

by saigon08baguette @ Saigon Baguette

Same but different The preparation process, as well as the blend of beans, helps give Vietnamese coffee its particular style. Coarsely ground beans go into a French drip filter (called a phin), which sits on top of the cup. The beans are weighted down with a thin lid, hot water is added to the phin, […]

The X-isles: 10 other-worldly destinations right here on planet earth

The X-isles: 10 other-worldly destinations right here on planet earth

by Cam Hassard @ Geckos Tales

Who needs the moon when you've got Mendenhall Glacier and Socotra Island? Nobody. That's who.

The post The X-isles: 10 other-worldly destinations right here on planet earth appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Li'l C - Big Shoe Lady

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Visiting Lisbon, Portugal: What to See, Where to Eat and Drink, Fall 2016 Edition

by Meghan Zichelli @ Polka Dot Socks Blog - polka dot socks

As soon as our taxi left the highway leading from the airport and started navigating the narrow cobblestone streets lined with colorful tiled buildings, we were smitten with beautiful Lisbon. The hilly topography, which we would spend hours walking up and down over the next week, only added to the charm, especially as it provided frequent miradouros (views) of the city and the coast.

Museum Youth Intern Selected for Fifth Star Rising Star Honor Roll 2017

by Swedish American Museum @ Swedish American Museum

The Museum’s IAC youth intern Renee Freville has been selected as a member of this year’s Fifth Star Rising Star Honor Roll. Renee will represent the Swedish American Museum as a visual artist at the 2017 Fifth Star Honors presented by Allstate Insurance Company. The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will honor ... Read More

Nick the Greek and Exploring the island of Corfu in Greece

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Let me tell you about Nick the Greek and exploring the island of Corfu in Greece. I am fairly sure that when you get off a cruise ship in Greece, the waiting hordes of taxi dr…

The post Nick the Greek and Exploring the island of Corfu in Greece appeared first on Contented Traveller.

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

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

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

8 ultimate sights you should see in Marrakech

8 ultimate sights you should see in Marrakech

by Naomi Russo @ Geckos Tales

Unmissable things, by very definition, should not be missed. Here are some of those things in Marrakech.

The post 8 ultimate sights you should see in Marrakech appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Maker: Sun Kim, Chef, Meta, Singapore

by Premshree Pillai @ Polka Dot Socks Blog - polka dot socks

Meet Sun Kim, the ambitious, humble chef behind Meta, located in restaurant-packed Keong Saik Road in Singapore's Chinatown, offering French-influenced cuisine with a distinctly Korean inflection.

Many great reasons to visit Kilkenny, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post Many great reasons to visit Kilkenny, Ireland appeared first on Contented Traveller.

Visiting the Seaside Town of Weymouth in England

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post Visiting the Seaside Town of Weymouth in England appeared first on Contented Traveller.

What I Wore on Instagram – Vol. III

by stacieflinner @ STACIE FLINNER

One of the great things about living out of a suitcase for a year is you only carry the things that you absolutely love with you. Since we love walking around cities and were focused on holiday markets and outdoor adventures I packed three statement coats. During the winter months I always feel as if...

Continue Reading

The post What I Wore on Instagram – Vol. III appeared first on STACIE FLINNER.

Bond, James Bond: how to travel like 007

Bond, James Bond: how to travel like 007

by Chris Girdler @ Geckos Tales

This trip will cost you a lot of moneypennies.

The post Bond, James Bond: how to travel like 007 appeared first on Geckos Tales.

24 hours on the trans-Siberian railway

24 hours on the trans-Siberian railway

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Here’s our guide on how to occupy 24 hours on the greatest train journey on earth

The post 24 hours on the trans-Siberian railway appeared first on Geckos Tales.

New in the Kerstin Andersson Museum Store

by Swedish American Museum @ Swedish American Museum

Coming this spring to the Kerstin Andersson Museum Store is a product that will make pet lovers howl. Happy Pet Project Ceramic Food and Water Bowls, from Magisso, are ceramic bowls designed especially for your dogs’ and cats’ dining pleasure and health. Self-cooling ceramic pet bowls will keep pet food and water cool for hours, ... Read More

Best coffee shops in San Francisco for serious coffee fanatics

by Kristin O'Connell @ Urban Adventures

Good coffee is a way of life in San Francisco. It can be a leisurely affair — a way for city dwellers to slow down and savour the sweet nectar of coffee beans. Most of the places on our list of favourites below have what some may view as drawbacks:...

24 hours in Buenos Aires

24 hours in Buenos Aires

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

BA is for artists and lovers, dreamers and realists, foodies, fashionistas, shoppers, dancers, revolutionaries, historians and 24 hour party people.

The post 24 hours in Buenos Aires appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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

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

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

8 reasons Costa Rica is even more awesome than you thought

8 reasons Costa Rica is even more awesome than you thought

by Urban Adventures @ Geckos Tales

As if you needed any more reason to visit this uber-special South American land.

The post 8 reasons Costa Rica is even more awesome than you thought appeared first on Geckos Tales.

How to drink beer and eat food in south East Asia

How to drink beer and eat food in south East Asia

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

If you think you know how to drink beer and eat food in SE Asia, think again.

The post How to drink beer and eat food in south East Asia appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Wi-Fi free zone: 7 essential offline apps for travellers

Wi-Fi free zone: 7 essential offline apps for travellers

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Let’s be honest, Internet is the biggest rip-off when you’re travelling. Fear not amigos, here’s seven apps that have your back for those wifi-free moments in life (not that they’re a bad thing)

The post Wi-Fi free zone: 7 essential offline apps for travellers appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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 […]

The post Our enchanting first Vietnam national day appeared first on Twourism.

InterContinental Saigon

InterContinental Saigon


IHG

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

Booking.com: The largest selection of hotels, homes, and vacation rentals

Booking.com: The largest selection of hotels, homes, and vacation rentals


Booking.com

Whether you’re looking for hotels, homes, or vacation rentals, you’ll always find the guaranteed best price. Browse our 1,613,434 accommodations in over 85,000 destinations.

Maker: Rishi Naleendra, Cheek by Jowl, Singapore

by Premshree Pillai @ Polka Dot Socks Blog - polka dot socks

Meet Rishi Naleendra, the calm, thoughtful and brilliant chef behind Singapore's Cheek by Jowl.

How to know you’re a born traveller

How to know you’re a born traveller

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Don't deny who you truly are

The post How to know you’re a born traveller appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Our guide to East Africa’s Great Migration

Our guide to East Africa’s Great Migration

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

There's just one place on Earth to catch the Great Migration: East Africa. But should you visit the Serengeti or the Masai Mara? And when should you go?

The post Our guide to East Africa’s Great Migration appeared first on Geckos Tales.

24 hours in Vientiane: the Mekong’s most chilled city

24 hours in Vientiane: the Mekong’s most chilled city

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

This is why Laos rhymes with Wow.

The post 24 hours in Vientiane: the Mekong’s most chilled city appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Sporadic Bursts of Instant Gratification (or, The Most Memorable Bites of the Year), 2016 edition

by Premshree Pillai @ Polka Dot Socks Blog - polka dot socks

This year saw a lot of travel as we kicked off the year traveling around Southeast Asia for six weeks, visiting India, Singapore, southern Thailand and Vietnam. We ate a lot of incredible food on our inaugural visit to Vietnam, many of which made it here. There was always fish sauce on the table and, on occasion, a “grand cru” from Phu Quoc.

Visiting Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

Frogner Park is the largest p…

The post Visiting Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway appeared first on Contented Traveller.

8 profound travel lessons, as taught by Disney movies

8 profound travel lessons, as taught by Disney movies

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

It's a whole new world, guys. Let Disney show you how to discover it

The post 8 profound travel lessons, as taught by Disney movies appeared first on Geckos Tales.

How to stick to your travel resolutions & win at life

How to stick to your travel resolutions & win at life

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Resolve to stick to your goals, yo.

The post How to stick to your travel resolutions & win at life appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Malt - Bar and Restaurant

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

The ultimate travel fashion advice, as told by an ex-model

The ultimate travel fashion advice, as told by an ex-model

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

Back to basics: your ultimate travel fashion survival guide.

The post The ultimate travel fashion advice, as told by an ex-model appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Win a 2-night stay at The Fish Hotel

by Henry @ Condé Nast Johansens

This competition is now closed. Visit our full list of open competitions for your chance to win. Enter now for your chance to win a two-night midweek stay in a spacious suite at The Fish Hotel, Worcestershire, England. This prize includes a £25 per person allocation towards dinner in the restaurant with an accompanying bottle […]

The post Win a 2-night stay at The Fish Hotel appeared first on Condé Nast Johansens.

How to haggle without humiliating yourself

How to haggle without humiliating yourself

by Max Opray @ Geckos Tales

Lessons learned from the time I disgraced myself over a bit of cheese in Mozambique

The post How to haggle without humiliating yourself appeared first on Geckos Tales.

24 Hours in Venice with Belmond Hotel Cipriani

by stacieflinner @ STACIE FLINNER

This is Part I of our Journey from Venice to London with Belmond. You can find Part II here, and Part III here. As we pulled into Venice, I was giddy with anticipation – a lifelong dream of mine was about to be realized! We were getting ready to journey across Europe on the famous...

Continue Reading

The post 24 Hours in Venice with Belmond Hotel Cipriani appeared first on STACIE FLINNER.

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

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

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

A dress fit for a wedding… and for the Trans-Siberian train

by Jennifer Makin @ Urban Adventures

Between high school and university, I went to Belgium for a year on Rotary exchange, to improve the French I’d learned at school and experience a different culture. I got along well with all three of my host families, but in the second one, there was a daughter a year...

8 mistakes every traveller makes in Barcelona

8 mistakes every traveller makes in Barcelona

by Urban Adventures @ Geckos Tales

Our mates at Urban Adventures know cities. Here, they tell us how to avoid kooking it in Barcelona.

The post 8 mistakes every traveller makes in Barcelona appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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 […]

The post Two Days in Hanoi – How to Make the Most of It appeared first on The Christina's Blog.

The 20 feels of the Inca trail, as told by llamas

The 20 feels of the Inca trail, as told by llamas

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

In honour of the Inca Trail, here’s a list of feels being felt (so hard) by llamas. Because, why not

The post The 20 feels of the Inca trail, as told by llamas appeared first on Geckos Tales.

The best ‘Phở’ stands in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

The best ‘Phở’ stands in Ho Chi Minh City   What list of Vietnamese cuisine would be complete without pho? It is almost impossible to walk a block in Vietnam’s major cities without bumping into a crowd of hungry patrons slurping noodles at a makeshift pho stand. This simple staple consisting of a salty broth, […]

The post The best ‘Phở’ stands in Ho Chi Minh City appeared first on KIM TRAVEL.

9 unmissable Latin American drinks

9 unmissable Latin American drinks

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Learn the lingo, drink the drinks, eat the foods, repeat.

The post 9 unmissable Latin American drinks appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Photo comp: winners, grinners and epic shots

Photo comp: winners, grinners and epic shots

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The illustrious Geckos photo comp is underway, which means we’re knee-deep in the best travel shots from all around the globe. And because we’re kind and considerate people, we thought we’d share the most epic photographs to come across our desk and grace our computer screens thus far.  There’s everything from the cute (but admittedly kinda

The post Photo comp: winners, grinners and epic shots appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Eating & Drinking Denver, Colorado: Fall 2016 Edition

by Meghan Zichelli @ Polka Dot Socks Blog - polka dot socks

Earlier this year our friends moved from Brooklyn to Denver, Colorado. This fall we had the chance to visit Denver so we could see their new lives and explore the Mile-High City for our first time. In just a few short days we ate and drank a bunch (shocker!); here are some of the spots we really enjoyed.

The Rex Hotel

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Ho Chi Minh City travel guide. Travelfish.org

Ho Chi Minh City travel guide. Travelfish.org


Travelfish

Independent travel guide to Ho Chi Minh City, includes up to date information on guesthouses and hotels, attractions and advice on travel, timetables and more.

8 reasons you should make travel your valentine

8 reasons you should make travel your valentine

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

This Valentine's day, you deserve the world.

The post 8 reasons you should make travel your valentine appeared first on Geckos Tales.

My first Geckos trip to Bali: Expectations vs. reality

My first Geckos trip to Bali: Expectations vs. reality

by Juliann Cheryl @ Geckos Tales

So, this is for all of you wondering if you should book a small group adventure. The answer is yes. Yes, you should.

The post My first Geckos trip to Bali: Expectations vs. reality appeared first on Geckos Tales.

How to escape the crowds at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat

How to escape the crowds at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat

by Elle Gillard @ Geckos Tales

Keep these secrets in your back pocket.

The post How to escape the crowds at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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

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

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

Our 10 Cambodian island commandments

Our 10 Cambodian island commandments

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Rule 1: Honour thy Cambodian Island, for it is glorious.

The post Our 10 Cambodian island commandments appeared first on Geckos Tales.

The ultimate guide to Ko Samui, Thailand’s hottest island

The ultimate guide to Ko Samui, Thailand’s hottest island

by Izabel Antle @ Geckos Tales

Waterfalls, beaches, nightlife and all the good stuff!

The post The ultimate guide to Ko Samui, Thailand’s hottest island appeared first on Geckos Tales.

How to shave, Indian style

How to shave, Indian style

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Beauty is in the eye of the brush holder

The post How to shave, Indian style appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Let’s hunt for the best banh mi in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Let’s hunt for the best banh mi in Ho Chi Minh City   One of the greatest joys of travel is being able to sample local cuisine. There is nothing quite like it and frankly it is one of the many things I look forward to when in a new city. Eating your way through […]

The post Let’s hunt for the best banh mi in Ho Chi Minh City appeared first on KIM TRAVEL.

What to do in Katakolon, Greece

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post What to do in Katakolon, Greece appeared first on Contented Traveller.

Eating Tapas and Exploring Cartagena in Spain

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post Eating Tapas and Exploring Cartagena in Spain appeared first on Contented Traveller.

Japan’s new currency: fingerprints

Japan’s new currency: fingerprints

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Short on cash? Give 'em the finger

The post Japan’s new currency: fingerprints appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Win a 2-night stay at Borgo Pignano

by Henry @ Condé Nast Johansens

Enter now for your chance to win a 2-night stay in a double room (upgrade subject to availability) at Borgo Pignano, Tuscany. This prize includes free entry to the spa for two during your stay. An elegant 750-acre rural escape in the heart of Tuscany, Borgo Pignano is a short drive from Volterra, San Gimignano, […]

The post Win a 2-night stay at Borgo Pignano appeared first on Condé Nast Johansens.

How we’re putting our travellers first

How we’re putting our travellers first

by Leigh Barnes @ Geckos Tales

Everyone’s banging on about “putting customers first” these days, but we mean it. Here's proof.

The post How we’re putting our travellers first appeared first on Geckos Tales.

How to do full moon parties right

How to do full moon parties right

by Travel Textbook @ Geckos Tales

Buckets of booze, open water and a flaming rope. What could possibly go wrong?

The post How to do full moon parties right appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Tips for saving for an overseas adventure

Tips for saving for an overseas adventure

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

We’ve put together our top penny-pinching tips so you can hop a big jet plane and begin your adventure sooner rather than later

The post Tips for saving for an overseas adventure appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Explore the Galapagos Islands with google street view

Explore the Galapagos Islands with google street view

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The Galapagos Islands: way more interesting that looking up your own house on Street View.

The post Explore the Galapagos Islands with google street view appeared first on Geckos Tales.

23 life lessons you’ll only learn at a hostel

23 life lessons you’ll only learn at a hostel

by Frances Smith @ Geckos Tales

Hostels. You're either gonna love 'em or hate 'em. And as travellers, it's pretty certain that unless your flush with cash, you're going to have to stay in one at some point.

The post 23 life lessons you’ll only learn at a hostel appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Wellness 101: How to stay fit and healthy while traveling

Wellness 101: How to stay fit and healthy while traveling

by Britt Skrabanek @ Geckos Tales

Achieving wellness abroad isn’t as impossible as you might think

The post Wellness 101: How to stay fit and healthy while traveling appeared first on Geckos Tales.

A Study in Contrast when you visit Le Meridien Saigon

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post A Study in Contrast when you visit Le Meridien Saigon appeared first on Contented Traveller.

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

The post 25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND appeared first on The Hungry Suitcase.

Eating Bangkok, Thailand, Fall 2016 Edition

by Meghan Zichelli @ Polka Dot Socks Blog - polka dot socks

Bangkok has a street food life that doesn’t sleep. You can find vendors pretty much everywhere and at all hours selling savory foods, sweet foods, drinks and fruits. There are also many shophouses and trendy restaurants serving up Thai food. Opinions are to be had about whether street food or shophouses are better, but either way you won’t go hungry.

The Museum Welcomes New Store Manager Frida

by Swedish American Museum @ Swedish American Museum

Hej Allihopa! I am very excited to be part of the Swedish American Museum, being the store manager here could easily be described as a dream job. Becoming a part of a community so passionate and committed in celebrating Swedish history, culture and traditions. I grew up about an hour southwest of Stockholm, in a ... Read More

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 […]

The post Back from Bangkok appeared first on Twourism.

Bubble Tea Guide

by saigon08baguette @ Saigon Baguette

Bubble Tea is the name given to the wide variety of refreshing flavoured fruit teas and milk teas served ice cold or piping hot with chewy tapioca balls. The tapioca balls are sometimes referred to as ‘Pearls’ or ‘Boba’, which some people say over time has evolved in to the word ‘Bubble’. The pearls are smooth […]

31 emotions only travellers will understand

31 emotions only travellers will understand

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

As a company that runs trips all over the world, we feel pretty qualified to try and summarise how it feels to take your first trip. So we did, with gifs.

The post 31 emotions only travellers will understand appeared first on Geckos Tales.

How to pack everything you need in your carry-on luggage

How to pack everything you need in your carry-on luggage

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It can be done. Seriously.

The post How to pack everything you need in your carry-on luggage appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Turkey mythbusting: everything you know is wrong

Turkey mythbusting: everything you know is wrong

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

If Turkey was a TV show, the following points could be considered ‘spoilers’.

The post Turkey mythbusting: everything you know is wrong appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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

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

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

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

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


The Hungry Suitcase

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

Falling in love with Dorset at The Summer Lodge + Acorn Inn

by stacieflinner @ STACIE FLINNER

We initially came to Dorset to see the stunning Jurassic Coast and the equally stunning Summer Lodge (pictured above) en route to Cornwall. But we quickly decided to turn our overnight stop into a four day stay, over which we absolutely fell in love with Dorset and the tiny town of Evershot. I first learned...

Continue Reading

The post Falling in love with Dorset at The Summer Lodge + Acorn Inn appeared first on STACIE FLINNER.

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

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

The post Insider’s View. Episode 7 – Jean Ngo (The Expat Shop) appeared first on Ho Chi Minh City Highlights.

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

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


vietnam-guide.com

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

Where to Drink Specialty Coffee in Bangkok, Thailand: Fall 2016 Edition

by Premshree Pillai @ Polka Dot Socks Blog - polka dot socks

On the surface Bangkok is still a place for Thai iced teas and sweetened coffee drinks, but the specialty coffee scene here is growing rapidly. Unlike New York or London, Bangkok has an advantage neither of those cities have — Thailand is also an origin country.

A day in the life of a Burmese street food enthusiast

A day in the life of a Burmese street food enthusiast

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

You’re a satay connoisseur, regularly grab Rogan Josh on the run, break fortune cookies by the handful and can smell Vietnamese mint from a mile off, but you’ve probably never said “let’s get Burmese for dinner tonight”.

The post A day in the life of a Burmese street food enthusiast appeared first on Geckos Tales.

What it’s really like to visit Hiroshima

What it’s really like to visit Hiroshima

by Madelene Flanagan @ Geckos Tales

I was expecting to find myself in some sort of ghost town

The post What it’s really like to visit Hiroshima appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Vietnamese Egg Coffee In Saigon - Simple Recipe Included!

Vietnamese Egg Coffee In Saigon - Simple Recipe Included!


The Christina's Blog

I didn’t even know that egg coffee was a thing until I came to Vietnam. Now I'm all about that egg coffee. Here's all you need to know AND a recipe!

Why it’s better to do Europe on a group tour

Why it’s better to do Europe on a group tour

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

There's a whole lotta Europe to explore. This is how you do it right

The post Why it’s better to do Europe on a group tour appeared first on Geckos Tales.

The big debate: are you team sunrise or team sunset?

The big debate: are you team sunrise or team sunset?

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

If there's one thing we humans love more than unparalleled beauty and smug holiday sunset photos, it is trivial arguments. So, I'm pitting sunrises and sunsets against each other. I'm sorry

The post The big debate: are you team sunrise or team sunset? appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Travel Diary: Saigon, Vietnam - STACIE FLINNER

Travel Diary: Saigon, Vietnam - STACIE FLINNER


STACIE FLINNER

After Phu Quoc we flew to Ho Chi Minh City, still commonly referred to as Saigon by the locals. I read The Quiet American by Graham Greene last fall as was excited to visit the city of romance and intrigue depicted in his book. While Saigon’s recent development has transformed the city’s skyline there are...Continue Reading

Eat first, question later: Top food in SE Asia

Eat first, question later: Top food in SE Asia

by Passport & Plates @ Geckos Tales

Don't think. Just chew

The post Eat first, question later: Top food in SE Asia appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Your crash course guide to: Honduras

Your crash course guide to: Honduras

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Exercise high degree of excitement

The post Your crash course guide to: Honduras appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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, […]

The post Six things to know about Sweden before your Eurovision trip appeared first on Twourism.

Visiting ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post Visiting ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, Sweden. appeared first on Contented Traveller.

10 tips for a good night’s sleep in a hostel

10 tips for a good night’s sleep in a hostel

by Millie Lester @ Geckos Tales

No more counting sheep

The post 10 tips for a good night’s sleep in a hostel appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Is this the happiest dog stuck in a hedge ever?

Is this the happiest dog stuck in a hedge ever?

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Once in every generation there comes someone whose never-say-die attitude and relentless optimism in the face of hardship set an example for every living thing on the planet. Today, we have found that someone. He is a Shiba Inu dog in Japan who got stuck in a hedge. Snapped by twitter user @yamamochi223, this little

The post Is this the happiest dog stuck in a hedge ever? appeared first on Geckos Tales.

How to shoot like a pro: tips from photographer Maja Zonjic

How to shoot like a pro: tips from photographer Maja Zonjic

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

"Owning the most expensive gear won’t make you a better photographer" and other advice from documentary photographer Maja Zonjic

The post How to shoot like a pro: tips from photographer Maja Zonjic appeared first on Geckos Tales.

7 ways to record your travels so they last a lifetime

7 ways to record your travels so they last a lifetime

by Jen Welch @ Geckos Tales

Look back fondly on the sights, smells and sounds, and be reminded of your travels long after they've ended with 7 ways to record your journey

The post 7 ways to record your travels so they last a lifetime appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Hang out to some amazing coffee spots in Saigon

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Hang out to some amazing coffee spots in Saigon   Coffee was introduced to Vietnam by the French in the 19th century. And although Vietnamese coffee can be considered obscure, the country is actually the second largest coffee producer in the world. The Vietnamese coffee culture is not to be dismissed easily. Even though the […]

The post Hang out to some amazing coffee spots in Saigon appeared first on KIM TRAVEL.

6 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the West Coast

6 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the West Coast

by Melissa Ariganello @ Geckos Tales

West Coast, best coast

The post 6 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the West Coast appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Speed POS: Diagnostic Data For Reactive Restaurateurs

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

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

The post Speed POS: Diagnostic Data For Reactive Restaurateurs appeared first on Vietcetera.

Escape Hunt Experience Ho Chi Minh City

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

The Lion Restaurant and Brewery

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

11 foods to try in Germany that aren’t schnitzels

11 foods to try in Germany that aren’t schnitzels

by Millie Lester @ Geckos Tales

Taste buds at the ready.

The post 11 foods to try in Germany that aren’t schnitzels appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Latin America’s best party cities

Latin America’s best party cities

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

From beachside reggaeton to back alley salsa, tango in hidden nightclubs and backyard samba competitions, Central and South America sure knows how to party

The post Latin America’s best party cities appeared first on Geckos Tales.

How millennials are helping shape the hotels of the future

How millennials are helping shape the hotels of the future

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Hello, yes, room service? Send up the robot butler

The post How millennials are helping shape the hotels of the future appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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, […]

The post Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back) appeared first on The Christina's Blog.

Belles on Bikes - Saigon Food Tour

Belles on Bikes - Saigon Food Tour


Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

A fantastic experience with Saigon Food Tour. The best of Vietnamese cuisine and a city tour with belles on bikes rolled into one.

Heading to Japan? Here’s what you should definitely know

Heading to Japan? Here’s what you should definitely know

by Brooke Forman @ Geckos Tales

Here's everything you need to know: what to pack, what to eat, how to get around, and more

The post Heading to Japan? Here’s what you should definitely know appeared first on Geckos Tales.

I think the food in Lima might be better than sex

I think the food in Lima might be better than sex

by Rachel Uberti @ Geckos Tales

Tips to help you leave Lima with some stimulating dining experiences

The post I think the food in Lima might be better than sex appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Ho Chi Minh Museum

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

The Top 5 rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City

The Top 5 rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City


Geckos Tales

The best bars to be found above the banh mis.

Savor Saigon Food Tour Testimonials

Savor Saigon Food Tour Testimonials


Savor Saigon

Calvin and Nhan showed me a Saigon that I would have never found on my own. Street food is relatively easy to find but the small restaurants and cool shops they know about would have never been on my radar without them.

A Gay Guy’s Weekend Guide to Phoenix

by Adam @ Travels of Adam (Hipster Blog)

By Adam Groffman

Phoenix is surprisingly cool for a conservative state and it's the city's hot weather, art history and young nightlife that make it a fun and gay place great for a weekend trip

The post A Gay Guy’s Weekend Guide to Phoenix appeared first on the Travels of Adam blog.

Win a 3-night stay at The Fearrington House Inn

by Henry @ Condé Nast Johansens

Enter now for your chance to win a 3-night stay at The Fearrington House Inn in North Carolina, USA. This prize also includes breakfast each morning of your stay, an afternoon tea on one day of your stay plus a complimentary dinner on one night of your stay. Ensconced within the lush green pastures where […]

The post Win a 3-night stay at The Fearrington House Inn appeared first on Condé Nast Johansens.

Make it at home: Moroccan lamb tagine recipe

Make it at home: Moroccan lamb tagine recipe

by Kellie Bright @ Geckos Tales

We love Morocco and we love food. So here's how to make what we reckon is one of the most freakin' delicious dishes in the world.

The post Make it at home: Moroccan lamb tagine recipe appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Swedish American Museum Blends Contemporary Swedish Culture With An American Flare

by Swedish American Museum @ Swedish American Museum

Story preview: “Located in the heart of Andersonville, Illinois, the Swedish American Museum has been providing a glimpse into Swedish heritage to the most traditionally Swedish area of Chicago for over 40 years. Andersonville has long been known for its Swedish roots, boasting an active tourist population looking to purchase Swedish foods, gifts, and partake ... Read More

29 things all travellers should be thankful for (yeah, even you!)

29 things all travellers should be thankful for (yeah, even you!)

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

It’s that time of year again, and while not all of us hail from the bountiful United States of A, we reckon everyone could do with a little extra gratitude

The post 29 things all travellers should be thankful for (yeah, even you!) appeared first on Geckos Tales.

8 things about Buddhism you never learned in school

8 things about Buddhism you never learned in school

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Animal transfiguration, super strength hair follicles, self-mummification, power of the mind dry-cleaning - welcome to Buddhism school, rookie.

The post 8 things about Buddhism you never learned in school appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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

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

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

SURVIVING BORACAY ALONE

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

The post SURVIVING BORACAY ALONE appeared first on The Hungry Suitcase.

Roadtripping from LA to San Francisco, in photos

Roadtripping from LA to San Francisco, in photos

by Phoebe Escott-Kenny @ Geckos Tales

Everything was a first for me. Every place and activity on the itinerary, roadtripping with a small group from LA to San Fran, was a new experience for me

The post Roadtripping from LA to San Francisco, in photos appeared first on Geckos Tales.

A ruin bar-hopper’s guide to Budapest

A ruin bar-hopper’s guide to Budapest

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Just like a regular bar, only crumbly

The post A ruin bar-hopper’s guide to Budapest appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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 […]

The post From Saigon’s sweat to Dalat’s drenching appeared first on Twourism.

Are eggs really heathy?

by Chiara Squinzi @ La Holista

Today we wanted to talk about eggs. You will be surprised to learn how big industries use clever marketing strategies to boost the sales of their products. One technique is called “unique positioning,” which involves highlighting a particular nutrient which is plentiful in the product. For example, when calcium is mentioned, we think of milk and […]

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

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

The post SIEM REAP’S 10 BEST BARS: CLASSY, HIDDEN DIVES JUST OUTSIDE OF ANGKOR appeared first on The Hungry Suitcase.

Phở – The vietnamese national dish

by saigon08baguette @ Saigon Baguette

Phở  is a Vietnamese soup consisting of broth, rice noodles called bánh phở, a few herbs, and meat, primarily made with either beef or chicken. Phở  is a popular street food in Vietnam and the specialty of a number of restaurant chains around the world. Phở   originated in the early 20th century in northern Vietnam, […]

What it actually looks like to trek in Nepal, Geckos style (photos)

What it actually looks like to trek in Nepal, Geckos style (photos)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Picture this

The post What it actually looks like to trek in Nepal, Geckos style (photos) appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Japanese dads jumping next to their daughters is awesome

Japanese dads jumping next to their daughters is awesome

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

The internet's next hottest trend. Maybe.

The post Japanese dads jumping next to their daughters is awesome appeared first on Geckos Tales.

10 places you should totally travel after exams

10 places you should totally travel after exams

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Sweet freedom

The post 10 places you should totally travel after exams appeared first on Geckos Tales.

5 faux Indian food ‘facts’

5 faux Indian food ‘facts’

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

There's SO much more to India than delicious curries

The post 5 faux Indian food ‘facts’ appeared first on Geckos Tales.

24 hours in split

24 hours in split

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There’s a real buzz about Split. It could be the sunshine, the food, the history, the views, the beautiful people. In truth, it's probably the lot

The post 24 hours in split appeared first on Geckos Tales.

I didn’t really like the Medieval Island of Rhodes in Greece

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I didn’t really like the Medieval Island of Rhodes in Greece. Rhodes  (pronounced rho-dos) is an odd little place, with a highly controversial history. Visi…

The post I didn’t really like the Medieval Island of Rhodes in Greece appeared first on Contented Traveller.

Heading to Vietnam? 6 things you should definitely know

Heading to Vietnam? 6 things you should definitely know

by Lauren Marinigh @ Geckos Tales

Vietnam has crazy amounts of things going for it

The post Heading to Vietnam? 6 things you should definitely know appeared first on Geckos Tales.

5 reasons why New Orleans is the food capital of the U.S.

5 reasons why New Orleans is the food capital of the U.S.

by Alex Temblador @ Geckos Tales

Here's everything you need to know about this foodie must-visit

The post 5 reasons why New Orleans is the food capital of the U.S. appeared first on Geckos Tales.

In northern Vietnam, a piece of unfinished cloth tells a story

by Hannah Crosby @ Urban Adventures

I recently took a trip with my mother through northern Vietnam, and up into the mountainous region that borders Southern China. The people who have lived there for generations are not Vietnamese, but a mix of isolated and unique groups that retain very separate cultural styles — partly due to...

Why is it important to have an alkaline body?

by Chiara Squinzi @ La Holista

Today we wanted to talk about the pH of foods. The pH scale measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is and ranges from 0 to 14. Seven is neutral. Below 7 becomes increasingly acidic, above 7 increasingly alkaline. Proper pH varies throughout your body for many reasons. For example, your bowels, skin and private […]

How to spend 50 British pounds around the world

How to spend 50 British pounds around the world

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Where will you spend your nifty fifty?

The post How to spend 50 British pounds around the world appeared first on Geckos Tales.

The Best of Autumn in Japan – Where to Go & What to Do

by Adam @ Travels of Adam (Hipster Blog)

By Adam Groffman

Highlights and photos from autumn in Japan - beautiful Japanese maple trees and even winter cherry blossoms. Autumn in Japan is a cacophony of colors.

The post The Best of Autumn in Japan – Where to Go & What to Do appeared first on the Travels of Adam blog.

6 countries you should totally visit before turning 25

6 countries you should totally visit before turning 25

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Foreeeevver young. I want to be, forever young

The post 6 countries you should totally visit before turning 25 appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Treat yo’ self: 5 beaches you should probably be on (right now)

Treat yo’ self: 5 beaches you should probably be on (right now)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There’s nothing like it: kicking back on golden sands, taking ‘leg or hot dog’ selfies, sipping coke as the sun sets behind the bottle (just like in the ads), and selecting the photo filter that will engender maximum jealousy in your friends back home.

The post Treat yo’ self: 5 beaches you should probably be on (right now) appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Museum Expansion

by Swedish American Museum @ Swedish American Museum

On Sept. 8, 2017 the Swedish American Museum at 5211 N. Clark St., Chicago, purchased the three-story building on its north side for future expansion. “On the heels of the return of our rooftop water tank, this opportunity to grow is exciting to us,” said Executive Director Karin Moen Abercrombie. Planning has begun for eventual ... Read More

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

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post #1 Hotel in Ireland – Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal appeared first on Contented Traveller.

10 foods to pile onto your plate in Sri Lanka

10 foods to pile onto your plate in Sri Lanka

by Sara Melotti @ Geckos Tales

Food, glorious food

The post 10 foods to pile onto your plate in Sri Lanka appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Nepal: 21 photographs that will blow your mind

Nepal: 21 photographs that will blow your mind

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Enjoy, friends. This is Nepal

The post Nepal: 21 photographs that will blow your mind appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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 […]

The post How to Do Mount Fansipan Right appeared first on The Christina's Blog.

How to not suck at airport layovers (in five easy steps)

How to not suck at airport layovers (in five easy steps)

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

There are ways to not suck at airport layovers – ways to be really good at airport layovers, even. And it all starts with one question

The post How to not suck at airport layovers (in five easy steps) appeared first on Geckos Tales.

19 photos that prove Egypt is really wow

19 photos that prove Egypt is really wow

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Egypt. Home to ancient civilisations, mind-boggling landscapes, totally unbelievable architecture and a raft of utterly awesome travel experiences in waiting. If you're into that kind of thing.

The post 19 photos that prove Egypt is really wow appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Ho ho go: our ultimate Christmas travel gift guide

Ho ho go: our ultimate Christmas travel gift guide

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

We're gonna find out who's naughty or nice

The post Ho ho go: our ultimate Christmas travel gift guide appeared first on Geckos Tales.

World Heritage Sites in Morocco

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

Let me tell you about each of the World Heritage Sites in Morocco and give you my thoughts about if they're worth visiting.

The post World Heritage Sites in Morocco appeared first on Time Travel Turtle.

The Best of Ho Chi Minh City in 1 Day - Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

The Best of Ho Chi Minh City in 1 Day - Eat Sleep Breathe Travel


Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

Headed to the capital of Vietnam but short on time? Not to worry, I've got you covered. Here is the best of Ho Chi Minh City in 1 day.

Coffee for travel: Where you can go on 1 cup a day

Coffee for travel: Where you can go on 1 cup a day

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It's time to choose: cup or passport

The post Coffee for travel: Where you can go on 1 cup a day appeared first on Geckos Tales.

40th Anniversary Campaign Comes to an End

by Swedish American Museum @ Swedish American Museum

This season has been an exciting one for the Museum and our community. With your support, we raised enough money to welcome back the Andersonville Water Tower to our neighborhood’s skyline, and celebrated with many of you who were there to watch the installation. Shortly after, we were able to secure the purchase of the ... Read More

27 signs you’re a born explorer

27 signs you’re a born explorer

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Behold: the answer to the question everybody wants to know.

The post 27 signs you’re a born explorer appeared first on Geckos Tales.

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Riga, Latvia

by stacieflinner @ STACIE FLINNER

We chose our #12CountriesOfChristmas tour to both see some of our favorite places during the most wonderful time of the year, and also check off a bunch of countries that we still needed to visit: such as Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. While we only spent a few hours in Riga, the capital of Latvia, it...

Continue Reading

The post #12CountriesOfChristmas – Riga, Latvia appeared first on STACIE FLINNER.

Where to find Street Art in Saigon

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post Where to find Street Art in Saigon appeared first on Contented Traveller.

A professional photographer’s guide to Turkey

A professional photographer’s guide to Turkey

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Our photographers friends have unfollowed him on Instagram because they can't stand seeing him getting paid to do super cool stuff, like going to Turkey, whilst getting paid for it. Understandable.

The post A professional photographer’s guide to Turkey appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Swedish expatriates in Saigon

Swedish expatriates in Saigon


http://www.expat.com/

Meet Swedes in Saigon

Bali in your belly: our epic island food guide

Bali in your belly: our epic island food guide

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Welcome to the good kind of Bali Belly.

The post Bali in your belly: our epic island food guide appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Insects suck: how to avoid creepy crawlies on your travels

Insects suck: how to avoid creepy crawlies on your travels

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

What's bugging you

The post Insects suck: how to avoid creepy crawlies on your travels appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Copper Cow Coffee: Vietnamese Pour-Over Goes Global

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

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

The post Copper Cow Coffee: Vietnamese Pour-Over Goes Global appeared first on Vietcetera.

Multigenerational Travel – Why We Do It – Contributing Writer

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post Multigenerational Travel – Why We Do It – Contributing Writer appeared first on Contented Traveller.

How to survive your first trip to India (in 12 easy steps)

How to survive your first trip to India (in 12 easy steps)

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

There’s so much more to India than you might think. This includes stuff that - gulp - you might not be prepared for.

The post How to survive your first trip to India (in 12 easy steps) appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Heads up: London is holding a year-long festival of punk

Heads up: London is holding a year-long festival of punk

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Don't be another brick in the wall.

The post Heads up: London is holding a year-long festival of punk appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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

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

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

4 reasons why you should definitely go to Goa

4 reasons why you should definitely go to Goa

by Melanie Ewan @ Geckos Tales

White sand beaches, palm trees, and the Arabian Sea. Ah, beautiful Goa

The post 4 reasons why you should definitely go to Goa appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Why are eggs not heathy Part 2

by Chiara Squinzi @ La Holista

Today we wanted to talk about eggs, again. Last time we explained why eggs are not a healthy food and today we wanted to share more about the real risks of egg consumption. – Egg consumption increases bad cholesterol: According to the devastating review published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology by three academic heavy hitters David Spence (the Director of […]

5 reasons you should do an India trip while you’re young

5 reasons you should do an India trip while you’re young

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Y'know, other than the fact it's awesome

The post 5 reasons you should do an India trip while you’re young appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Coming up with a plan for New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Coming up with a plan for New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City   New Year’s Eve is the last hurrah of the holiday season. People throughout the world hit the streets in order to enjoy the day. Their goal is to celebrate life and to watch one year end and another begin. It […]

The post Coming up with a plan for New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City appeared first on KIM TRAVEL.

Saigon Central Post Office

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

3 of Everest’s tallest tales

3 of Everest’s tallest tales

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Did you hear the one about the dog who climbed Everest?

The post 3 of Everest’s tallest tales appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Xavier Rudd talks travel, inspiration and what makes a ‘real’ journey

Xavier Rudd talks travel, inspiration and what makes a ‘real’ journey

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

I am always barefoot. I used to have dreadlocks. I can play the didgeridoo, guitar, harmonica and Aztec drum simultaneously. I have been on the road for over 15 years. Who am

The post Xavier Rudd talks travel, inspiration and what makes a ‘real’ journey appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Facty things: 10 facts about Egypt

Facty things: 10 facts about Egypt

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There’s old, and then there’s Egypt old. It’s a whole new level of old. Even Cairo has been around since 969 CE (that’s just like BC but more politically correct).

The post Facty things: 10 facts about Egypt appeared first on Geckos Tales.

How to Be the Best Airbnb Host…from a Guest’s Perspective

by Adam @ Travels of Adam (Hipster Blog)

By Adam Groffman

The dos and don’ts of Airbnb hosting • It’s a fun way to make extra cash, but how do you stand out among the crowd? Use my Airbnb hosting tips to make the most of the experience!

The post How to Be the Best Airbnb Host…from a Guest’s Perspective appeared first on the Travels of Adam blog.

How to Spend 24 hours in Aarhus in Denmark

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post How to Spend 24 hours in Aarhus in Denmark appeared first on Contented Traveller.

The Best of Bagan in 2 Days

by Hannah Logan @ Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

Myanmar (also known as Burma) has been one of those mysterious countries that most people know very little about and few people choose to travel to. In the past, the military control of the country had most tourists afraid or…

The post The Best of Bagan in 2 Days appeared first on Eat Sleep Breathe Travel.

A visit to the most famous markets in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

A visit to the most famous markets in Ho Chi Minh City   Perhaps the last thing you want to do while on vacation is buying groceries or souvenirs. After all, it should be a time of relaxation, a break from your everyday. That is one way to look at it. For me, the market […]

The post A visit to the most famous markets in Ho Chi Minh City appeared first on KIM TRAVEL.

10 important tips for travelers in Vietnam

by Định Nguyễn @ KIM TRAVEL

10 important tips for travelers in Vietnam   Vacations are for reducing stress, not adding to it. Unfortunately, things can happen to make any vacation a stressful experience, no matter how beautiful the locale and destination. Some things you are not able to control, such as the weather or flights delayed. Other things, such as […]

The post 10 important tips for travelers in Vietnam appeared first on KIM TRAVEL.

Meet the skater who gave up a six figure salary to travel

Meet the skater who gave up a six figure salary to travel

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

"I wanted to bartend like Tom Cruise in Cocktail, and fish like Hemingway in the Caribbean."

The post Meet the skater who gave up a six figure salary to travel appeared first on Geckos Tales.

What the one item you can’t travel without says about you

What the one item you can’t travel without says about you

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

We admit it. We travellers can be just a little judgmental when we see the things that you just can’t leave home without.

The post What the one item you can’t travel without says about you appeared first on Geckos Tales.

24 hours in Dublin

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

The post 24 hours in Dublin appeared first on Contented Traveller.

10 simple tips to get the travel photos of your dreams

10 simple tips to get the travel photos of your dreams

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Taking good photos whilst travelling can be hard. This makes it heaps easier.

The post 10 simple tips to get the travel photos of your dreams appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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

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

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

Experience the nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Experience the nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City   Saigon puts on another face at nightfall and switches into a completely different gear. The bustling metropolis is famed for hand-working people, but come the evening, and you can find many of those same city slickers seeking out some equally-as-hard playing time out on the town. […]

The post Experience the nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City appeared first on KIM TRAVEL.

10 THINGS I CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

1. DENTAL FLOSS

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

The post 10 THINGS I CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT appeared first on The Hungry Suitcase.

6 ridiculously tasty destinations for cheap eats

6 ridiculously tasty destinations for cheap eats

by Bridget Kapinus @ Geckos Tales

Prepare to drool. Then book your next trip

The post 6 ridiculously tasty destinations for cheap eats appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Shopping for spells in the La Paz witches market

Shopping for spells in the La Paz witches market

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Geckos Tales

La Paz it's amazing

The post Shopping for spells in the La Paz witches market appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Get in my belly: the best American sammiches

Get in my belly: the best American sammiches

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It takes many names: sarnie, sanga, sammich, sammie; and takes many, many forms. Your first exposure to the sandwich may have been as a child – a peanut butter affair, perhaps – the crusts lovingly removed and disposed of; or your first sandwich may have been encountered in your lunchbox at school – a cheese

The post Get in my belly: the best American sammiches appeared first on Geckos Tales.

5 places you should absolutely check out in North India

5 places you should absolutely check out in North India

by Evan Ceretti @ Geckos Tales

India will change you, one way or another

The post 5 places you should absolutely check out in North India appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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

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

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

Must-see attractions in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Must-see attractions in Ho Chi Minh City   It’s a big world out of there- so big that it can be daunting to decide what destinations to visit in the course of a lifetime. From natural wonders to man-made masterpieces, from wildlife to cityscapes, the choices are seemingly endless. Don’t let indecision let you down, […]

The post Must-see attractions in Ho Chi Minh City appeared first on KIM TRAVEL.

Why you should have a good quality salt?

by Chiara Squinzi @ La Holista

Today we wanted to talk about salt. Salt is a crystalline mineral made of two elements, sodium (Na) and chlorine (Cl). Salt is arguably the most important ingredient in cooking. Without it, most meals would taste bland and unexciting. However… not all salt is created equal and there are many “types” to choose from, but […]

Win a 2-night stay at Cliveden House

by Henry @ Condé Nast Johansens

Enter now for your chance to win a 2-night midweek stay in a deluxe double room at Cliveden House in Berkshire, England. This prize also includes breakfast each morning of your stay, a one hour spa treatment for two, plus dinner for two in the André Garrett Restaurant. Reborn further to a full restoration, the […]

The post Win a 2-night stay at Cliveden House appeared first on Condé Nast Johansens.

Why you should definitely visit Sri Lanka’s south coast

Why you should definitely visit Sri Lanka’s south coast

by Sara Melotti @ Geckos Tales

Beach, please.

The post Why you should definitely visit Sri Lanka’s south coast appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Why it’s important to travel when you’re young: the statistics

Why it’s important to travel when you’re young: the statistics

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travelling whilst you’re young is probably the best thing you can do with your time. And because we’re kicking off our ULTIMATE TRAVEL ADVENTURE competition, we thought it was a good time to share this information with you

The post Why it’s important to travel when you’re young: the statistics appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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. […]

The post Why a self-catering apartment is your best budget bet appeared first on Twourism.

10 Best Places To Eat In Saigon To Spoil Your Taste Buds

10 Best Places To Eat In Saigon To Spoil Your Taste Buds


Trip101

Saigon - or Ho Chi Minh City - is one of Asia's top foodie hotspots, with restaurants to suit all budgets. Discover the 10 best places to eat in Saigon.

Your ultimate guide to Italy on a budget

Your ultimate guide to Italy on a budget

by Melissa Ariganello @ Geckos Tales

The endless carbs, the beautiful people, the ton of culture – there's just so much to love about Italy. But how to do it on the cheap? Here's how

The post Your ultimate guide to Italy on a budget appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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 […]

The post A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam appeared first on The Christina's Blog.

17 pics that’ll make you want to visit Morocco

17 pics that’ll make you want to visit Morocco

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

If a picture says a thousand words, this article is technically 17,000 words long

The post 17 pics that’ll make you want to visit Morocco appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Saigon Corner restaurant owners become citizens

Saigon Corner restaurant owners become citizens


Stuff

Vietnamese restaurant owners join Palmerston North's newest citizens.

There’s more to Mexican food than tacos. Here’s proof.

There’s more to Mexican food than tacos. Here’s proof.

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

We freakin' love tacos and burritos as much as the next person, but there is more to Mexican food than just burritos and tacos

The post There’s more to Mexican food than tacos. Here’s proof. appeared first on Geckos Tales.

8 women who will inspire you to drop everything and travel

8 women who will inspire you to drop everything and travel

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Their adventures were seriously epic

The post 8 women who will inspire you to drop everything and travel appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Win a 2-night stay at The Egerton House Hotel

by Henry @ Condé Nast Johansens

This competition is now closed. Visit our full list of open competitions for your chance to win. Enter now for your chance to win a two-night stay at The Egerton House Hotel, London. This prize includes breakfast each morning of your stay, afternoon tea on one day of your stay, plus two tickets to the […]

The post Win a 2-night stay at The Egerton House Hotel appeared first on Condé Nast Johansens.

9 reasons you should seriously consider traveling to Egypt

9 reasons you should seriously consider traveling to Egypt

by Passport & Plates @ Geckos Tales

The land of pharaohs and pyramids certainly doesn’t need an introduction

The post 9 reasons you should seriously consider traveling to Egypt appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Budapest Cafes – A Budapest Coffee Guide for the 21st Century

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

The new breed of Budapest cafes are hip, happening and highly caffeinated. Read on to find out our favorite spots to drink third wave coffee in Hungary’s capital city. Budapest is a city known for a cafe culture that’s as rich as the cream that flows into its coffee. Back in the day, artists and poets would meet at Budapest coffee houses to share ideas and philosophies while sipping strong brews and eating a variety of Budapest cake specialties like strudel and flodni. Hundreds of cafes graced both sides of ...

The post Budapest Cafes – A Budapest Coffee Guide for the 21st Century appeared first on 2foodtrippers.

Where to Eat in Budapest Hungary – The Best Budapest Restaurants, Cafes and Markets

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Wondering what and where to eat in Budapest Hungary? We spent a month eating our way through the sprawling Hungarian capital city. Check out our Budapest Food Guide with the best Budapest restaurants, cafes and markets. Four weeks of eating our way through Budapest was overwhelming. The Hungarian capital’s food scene, with its never-ending selection of restaurants, cafes and markets, kept us constantly on the go. But with the help of our and lots of third wave coffee, we survived a month of hearty eating without sacrificing our sanity or waistlines. ...

The post Where to Eat in Budapest Hungary – The Best Budapest Restaurants, Cafes and Markets appeared first on 2foodtrippers.

Flying high: the 10 best airlines of 2015

Flying high: the 10 best airlines of 2015

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

So, the World Airline Awards have rolled around again. How time flies!* And the aviation industry has gone about honouring the world’s best flying cars with what we assume would be trophies in the shape of propellers and an abundance of mini G&T bottles. * Sorry not sorry. 1. Qatar Airways It’s like I’ve died

The post Flying high: the 10 best airlines of 2015 appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Into the wild: a photographic journey through Borneo (with Melissa Findlay)

Into the wild: a photographic journey through Borneo (with Melissa Findlay)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Whether you already thought Borneo was cool or you've never even thought of Borneo at all, these photos will melt your face.

The post Into the wild: a photographic journey through Borneo (with Melissa Findlay) appeared first on Geckos Tales.

“Travel makes you happier than possessions” – science

“Travel makes you happier than possessions” – science

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

Scientists think experiences will make you happier than material stuff. Who are we to argue?

The post “Travel makes you happier than possessions” – science appeared first on Geckos Tales.

8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

The post 8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi appeared first on The Hungry Suitcase.

Geckos photo comp is back, baby

Geckos photo comp is back, baby

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

You've got to risk it to get the biscuit

The post Geckos photo comp is back, baby appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Expats In Ho Chi Minh City Facebook Group: How It Started - Vietcetera

Expats In Ho Chi Minh City Facebook Group: How It Started - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

We met with the founders of Facebook group Expats in HCMC. With over 70000 members and only 4 administrators, Expats in HCMC is a tough cookie to manage.

What has happened to Saigon?

What has happened to Saigon?


Time Travel Turtle

Is it just me or is it the city as well? What's changed? Saigon seems so different to the last time I was here, ten years ago.

Why you should ditch your phone the next time you travel

Why you should ditch your phone the next time you travel

by Millie Lester @ Geckos Tales

Switch off on your next overseas adventure.

The post Why you should ditch your phone the next time you travel appeared first on Geckos Tales.

On the hunt for Kowloon’s best street food finds

by Emma Caldwell @ Urban Adventures

Street food is the lifeblood of Hong Kong. Behind the flashy expat-friendly high-end eateries and skyscrapers that stretch as far as the eye can see, tiny little noodle houses and produce markets still thrive as locals flock to them in droves to get the freshest and tastiest treats this city...

Andersonville Water Tank Erected Aug. 8

by Swedish American Museum @ Swedish American Museum

Installation of the new blue-and-yellow Andersonville Water Tank on the roof of the Swedish American Museum is scheduled for tomorrow, Aug. 8. Clark Street will be closed from Foster to Farragut to accommodate two lifting cranes starting at 7 a.m. and will remain closed until the project is complete later in the day. Onlookers are ... Read More

Things to do in: Copenhagen

by Mie Rom Dybro @ Urban Adventures

Progressive, artsy, oh-so-livable Copenhagen is the kind of city that will make you want to stay indefinitely. It’s packed with plenty to explore and discover, from the extensive fine arts scene to quirky parks, epic brunches to street food feasts. To help you make the most of your time in...

Win a 2-night stay at Hotel Kazbek

by Henry @ Condé Nast Johansens

Enter now for your chance to win a 2-night stay at Hotel Kazbek in Dubrovnik, Croatia. This prize also includes breakfast each morning of your stay and dinner for two (excluding drinks) on one evening of your stay. Kazbek could be Dubrovnik’s best-kept secret. This gorgeous villa set on the waterfront in the bay of […]

The post Win a 2-night stay at Hotel Kazbek appeared first on Condé Nast Johansens.

Win a 2-night stay at Tewkesbury Park

by Henry @ Condé Nast Johansens

This competition is now closed. Visit our full list of open competitions for your chance to win. Enter now for your chance to win a 2-night stay at Tewkesbury Park, Gloucester. This prize includes dinner on one night of your stay plus your choice of either two 1-hour spa treatments or two rounds of golf. […]

The post Win a 2-night stay at Tewkesbury Park appeared first on Condé Nast Johansens.

Saigon Street Food Guide

Saigon Street Food Guide


G Adventures Blog

Learn the ins and outs of street-side snacking and stall food in Saigon with Wanderer-in-Residence Jodi Ettenberg. Warning: Your mouth may water reading this post

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy street food in Saigon | KIM TRAVEL

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy street food in Saigon | KIM TRAVEL


KIM TRAVEL

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy street food in Saigon   Not only did President Barack Obama sample some of Vietnam’s finest local food in Vietnam, but a great deal of travelers also tried and had the same idea with him.   You know, in addition to the stunning and breathtaking views sketching the whole …

The Best Places to Eat in Seattle Washington

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Seattle is known around the world for its coffee culture, the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. But what about Seattle restaurants? We’ve asked a local expert to share her picks for the best places to eat in Seattle Washington. Read on to find out how to eat like a local in this wonderful Pacific Northwestern city. Seattle is famous for its cutting-edge coffee culture. But coffee is just one aspect of Seattle’s culinary landscape. Locals dine at the best restaurants in Seattle, shop at Pike Place Market for some of the ...

The post The Best Places to Eat in Seattle Washington appeared first on 2foodtrippers.

How to Eat in Saigon

How to Eat in Saigon


2foodtrippers

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

What’s B12 and why should you take it?

by Chiara Squinzi @ La Holista

Today we wanted to talk about vitamin B12.  Vitamin B12 is not made by animals or plants, but by microbes. Although vitamin B12 is found in animal foods, it is not synthesised by plants or animals. Only bacteria make biologically active vitamin B12, animal tissues store “bacteria-synthesised B12” which can then be passed along the food chain by animals […]

Children’s Museum Garden Gets Refreshed

by Swedish American Museum @ Swedish American Museum

When thinking about planting a garden in Chicago, starting in fall isn’t usually the best idea. However, when your garden is set in pioneer America inside a children’s museum, anytime is a good time! The garden in the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration is one of the most heavily used features of the imaginative space. ... Read More

Finished school? Here’s why you should travel

Finished school? Here’s why you should travel

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Get a post-grad from the school of life

The post Finished school? Here’s why you should travel appeared first on Geckos Tales.

The top five rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City

The top five rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City

by Hannah Foster @ Geckos Tales

The best bars to be found above the banh mis.

The post The top five rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City appeared first on Geckos Tales.

The South American food you (probably) won’t want to eat

The South American food you (probably) won’t want to eat

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

We love South America with all of our hearts and all of our souls and all of our brains. But we don't necessarily love it with all of our stomachs, all of the time.

The post The South American food you (probably) won’t want to eat appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

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

The post District Eight’s Marcus Loke’s Life In Furniture Production appeared first on Vietcetera.

Silverland Sakyo Hotel and Spa

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Colmar, France

by stacieflinner @ STACIE FLINNER

So many of you mentioned that Colmar was a must for a tour of Christmas Markets around Europe, that we decided we had to go out of our way to visit. And so, after a night in Rothernberg ob der Tauber, and a quick hop through The Netherlands and Luxembourg (David’s idea. “Why not stop...

Continue Reading

The post #12CountriesOfChristmas – Colmar, France appeared first on STACIE FLINNER.

Vietnamese Fashion Brands: The Future Of Brick And Mortar Retail

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

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

The post Vietnamese Fashion Brands: The Future Of Brick And Mortar Retail appeared first on Vietcetera.

Best of 2017 – Our Food and Travel Favorites

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

2017 was a busy year for the 2foodtrippers. We traveled to three continents, 13 countries and too many cities to count. Check out the food and travel experiences that were our best of 2017. We began the year 2017 without definite plans. Perhaps we could plan our calendar way in advance as some ‘type A’ people probably do, but what’s the fun in that? Sometimes, we’re just hanging around our Naples, Italy apartment and, all of a sudden, the spark of travel shoots across our brains and, on a whim, we ...

The post Best of 2017 – Our Food and Travel Favorites appeared first on 2foodtrippers.

Wand-erlust: 9 harry potter spells for travellers

Wand-erlust: 9 harry potter spells for travellers

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Got travel hacks? Tell us your best and win the trip of a lifetime to India, Vietnam or Turkey. Reading Harry Potter, I  always wondered why the characters didn’t travel more. Sure, the Weasley’s went to Egypt that one time and the Triwizard tournament came to Hogwarts, but did Voldemort put a ban on international

The post Wand-erlust: 9 harry potter spells for travellers appeared first on Geckos Tales.

5 road trips to take you back in time

5 road trips to take you back in time

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There’s something about a good road trip that brings out the child in all of us. Hours are spent watching the world whizz by to the tinny soundtrack of a specially curated playlist, and there will likely be a sing-a-long at some point too (and who doesn’t love a sing-a-long?). More often than not, though,

The post 5 road trips to take you back in time appeared first on Geckos Tales.

An Ice Cream Tour with Meghan in Chiang Mai’s Nimmanhaemin

by Meghan Zichelli @ Polka Dot Socks Blog - polka dot socks

As soon as we arrived to Chiang Mai and started walking around our neighborhood of Nimmanhaemin, my well-trained eye noticed the abundance of ice cream shops. I made it my personal challenge to try as many of them as I could, in between bowls of khao soi and plates of mango sticky rice. Here are the ones I got to.

How to tip in 11 countries around the world

How to tip in 11 countries around the world

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Need a hot tip? Read this

The post How to tip in 11 countries around the world appeared first on Geckos Tales.

How to not be ‘that guy’ at morning alms in Luang Prabang

How to not be ‘that guy’ at morning alms in Luang Prabang

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Just be cool

The post How to not be ‘that guy’ at morning alms in Luang Prabang appeared first on Geckos Tales.

13 reasons to go cycling in Vietnam right now

13 reasons to go cycling in Vietnam right now

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A wise man (probably) once said: "He who travels in by bike has a way better time than he who travels on foot", and we're inclined to agree.

The post 13 reasons to go cycling in Vietnam right now appeared first on Geckos Tales.

How to (not) conquer the Inca trail

How to (not) conquer the Inca trail

by Amanda Linardon @ Geckos Tales

Because sometimes these things don't go to plan.

The post How to (not) conquer the Inca trail appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Make it at home: pollo taco recipe

Make it at home: pollo taco recipe

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

We've eaten a fair few tacos in our time and we love them all equally. One of the easiest to make at home, however, is the humble pollo (chicken) taco. Here's how to do it at home.

The post Make it at home: pollo taco recipe appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Viet kieu "shooting star' wishes to share his luck

Viet kieu "shooting star' wishes to share his luck


Thanh Nien Daily

In early February this year, a leading Swedish daily, Göteborgs-Posten, used up a huge portion of its cover page for a photograph of Nguyen Quang, a Vietnamese-Swedish businessman.

This couple turned a school bus into a nomadic hostel

This couple turned a school bus into a nomadic hostel

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Yes, it is as cool as it sounds

The post This couple turned a school bus into a nomadic hostel appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Robot punches unicorn: a first hand account of Tokyo’s robot restaurants

Robot punches unicorn: a first hand account of Tokyo’s robot restaurants

by Dean Harries @ Geckos Tales

Within moments, a tribal-cyber woman emerges from the darkness and screams: “Are you reeeeeady humans?”

The post Robot punches unicorn: a first hand account of Tokyo’s robot restaurants appeared first on Geckos Tales.

10 Halal Restaurants In Ho Chi Minh For Your Gastronomic Adventure

10 Halal Restaurants In Ho Chi Minh For Your Gastronomic Adventure


Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

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

Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

About - Contact - Privacy Policy - Terms of Service - Best Vietnam Tours - Vietnam Traveller - Best Vietnamese Foods - Eating Vietnamese Foods - Vietnam City Tours - Vietnam Guided Tours - Vietnam Vacations - Ho Chi Minh Food Tours - Vietnam Food Tours