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Saigon Food Tour January 2017

How can I get to Can Tho?

by admin @ Cruise Mekong River

Thanks to its own international airport, the transportation and infrastructure investment and the development of road and traffic, Can Tho – the heart of the Mekong Delta Vietnam, the city of Cai Rang floating market, Ninh Kieu dock, is now easily accessible than ever before. From Hanoi to Can Tho By airline As the distance

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

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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How to go from Hanoi to Hue City - Vietnam car rental with driver

How to go from Hanoi to Hue City - Vietnam car rental with driver


Vietnam car rental with driver

It is because that many tourists ask about how to travel from Hanoi to Hue City. Today, Vietnam Drive will guide you some ways to travel from Hanoi to Hue,…

The best pho/Vietnamese beef noodle soup in Saigon is at Pho Le

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

You would think it’s easy to find an excellent bowl of pho in Ho Chi Minh City. (It’s not.) You’d think there’d be a pho shop on every corner. (There practically is.) But as many times as I’ve been to Saigon, I had yet to taste a bowl of steaming beef noodle soup that I […]

8 famous pagodas in Saigon

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Saigon is the most populous city as well as the economic, cultural and tourist center of Vietnam. Referring to ho chi minh tourism, besides natural sightseeing spots, the famous and sacred pagodas are also highly recommended to visit.  They not only are the peaceful places where people can throw away all the worries and find […]

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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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

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5 things you cannot miss in Saigon

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

When taking part in the journey in Saigon, there are tons of things to do in this wonderful city, from free tours to affordable experiences. Below are some of the best activities that the tourists in Saigon usually do during their visit. >> 8 famous pagodas in Saigon Explore Ben Thanh Night Market When thinking […]

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Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City


Traveller

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

The Best Cooking Class in Tuscany in Italy

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We went to the best Cooking Class in Tuscany in Italy. This is a tour which is bookable on TripAdvisor. This was something that I have wanted to experience for a long time. …

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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…

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#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…

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Com Suon Nuong

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Com Suon Nuong Here at Street Foodies Saigon, we are unabashed lovers of all things pork. And in the great city of Ho Chi Minh City, you can’t walk more than a block before running into a vendor that sells some form of pork deliciousness. Most likely than not, if you see some smoke as […]

Marco Pierre White puts Perth on the menu for Good Food Month

Marco Pierre White puts Perth on the menu for Good Food Month


WA Today

"Good Food Month loves Perth. The conditions are absolutely perfect to bring out the very best; the nights balmier and the local produce is, literally, some of the finest in the world."

Ho Chi Minh Museum

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Bun Cha Hanoi

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Bun Cha Hanoi One of the iconic dishes in Hanoi, Bun Cha is one of our favourite of all street foods in Vietnam. What’s not to love? It’s got two types of pork, a smoking hot grill, a tangy fish sauce dip, tons of fresh veggies and noodles. What is Bun Cha Hanoi? Bun Cha […]

Saigon Street Food for Your Successful Vietnam Culinary Tours

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) has long been a food paradise featured with various yummy dishes on almost every street and alley. This destination always appeal to the foodies who

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Low-Carb Recipe: Blueberry Cheesecake

Low-Carb Recipe: Blueberry Cheesecake

by Santé Bon Viveur @ Santé Bon Viveur

On a diet for January? Well you don't need to skimp on some indulgence. This luscious blueberry cheesecake saves you 53g of sugar and 200kcal a slice over regular cheesecake, without losing any of the flavour. Tasting just as good, if not better, than a high-sugar version, it's low-carb, vegetarian, and free of gluten, added sugar and artificial sweeteners. 

Travel in Pictures Christmas Special: Brighton Christmas Lights 2017

Travel in Pictures Christmas Special: Brighton Christmas Lights 2017

by Santé Bon Viveur @ Santé Bon Viveur

Reflecting on 2017, Brighton has featured in my blog so much this year. And it's Christmas lights are toooooo funky not to share. So I just had to sneak in this cheeky blog post while it's still Christmastide! I hope you enjoy x

The Rex Hotel

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Our 4½ Month Southeast Asia Budget Backpacking Trip: All the Costs, all the Details

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

7 Countries47 Cities138 daysFor only $3081.30 eachThat’s $22.32 per dayAbout 156.29 per weekAnd $669.60 per month In this guide, I will share all the details of our Southeast Asia budget backpacking trip that included Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. The Map: Budget Backpacking Southeast Asia The Details and Itinerary:A 47 Cities Tour [...]

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ABT and Herberger Theater Center Partner to Present A Christmas Carol This Holiday Season

by azbroadway @ Arizona Broadway Theatre | AZ's Leader in Musical Theatre

Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) and Herberger Theater Center (HTC) extend their partnership, announced earlier this year, by co-presenting A Christmas Carol on Center Stage at HTC  December 10 – 24. Valley audiences will delight in...

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Fashion Icon Saloma – Marilyn Monroe of the East

by Anja @ Curly Traveller

Seeking shelter at National Museum Kuala Lumpur It was heavy rain that unexpectedly drove me inside Kuala Lumpur’s National Museum that day. I walked past it, heading for the nearby Lake Gardens, totally ready to skip the museum. From the outside it looked boring and dated and the gardens appealed more to me. But the [...]

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Visiting Saigon During TET – 2017 - Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Visiting Saigon During TET – 2017 - Ho Chi Minh City Highlights


Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

If you're visiting Saigon during TET - 2017, there are a few things you need to plan for to avoid disappointment. Specifically VISAS, transport & activities

Danang Open-top Bus

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Second Danang open-top bus is planned to serve for tourists between the international airport and Son Tra peninsula by central coastal city of Danang. The city’s Department of Transport said the new service would begin later this month. It said it would be run by the Empire […]

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Non-stop Flight To US Plans To Open In 2018

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

The new Non-stop flight to US route is hoped to help to increase number of foreign visitors arrive Vietnam up to 50 percent in next two years. A plans to expand air network was approved by Vietnam’s government which will help to bring major markets includes Australia, China, Europe […]

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Li'l C - Big Shoe Lady

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Saigon Central Post Office

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Blind MasterChef cooks in the Underground kitchen

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Back in October, I was invited to collaborate with Alvin Schultz of MasterChef fame and cook at the Eat Drink Experience Underground. The Underground is a supper club based in Houston where each event is an intimate dining affair with a highly creative, themed tasting menu. For this particular collab, we did a brunch-themed tasting […]

Saigon Free Walking Tours

Saigon Free Walking Tours


My Guide Vietnam

Memorable experiences with Saigon Free Walking Tours...

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Insider’s View Episode 8 – Fiona Briers

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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Show Boat – Meet the Cast!

by azbroadway @ Arizona Broadway Theatre | AZ's Leader in Musical Theatre

SHAUNICE ALEXANDER (Stevedore’s Gal/Ensemble) is thrilled to make her Arizona Broadway Theatre debut alongside such an amazing creative team and group of artists! Shaunice is a New York based performer and a graduate of The...

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

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

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

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Hoa Vien Brauhaus

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Best of 2017 – Our Food and Travel Favorites

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

2017 was a busy year for the 2foodtrippers. We traveled to three continents, 13 countries and too many cities to count. Check out the food and travel experiences that were our best of 2017. We began the year 2017 without definite plans. Perhaps we could plan our calendar way in advance as some ‘type A’ people probably do, but what’s the fun in that? Sometimes, we’re just hanging around our Naples, Italy apartment and, all of a sudden, the spark of travel shoots across our brains and, on a whim, we ...

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Thrillable Hours: Lebawit Lily Girma, Author and Photographer

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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Paleo Chocolate Soufflés

by The Paleo Panda @ The Paleo Panda

What’s better than an ooey gooey chocolate soufflé with a warm dark chocolaty center? An ooey gooey chocolate soufflé with a warm dark chocolaty center that’s paleo! Chocolate soufflés used

Travel Misadventure: Mandlovu and the Thai law authorities

by Mandlovu @

Reading Time: 4 minutesI quietly lay on the lounger in the patio of the hotel I was staying, soaking in the words of Richard Branson in my own little corner and minding Branson’s business. As mine was unattended, about five members of the Thai police decided to mind my business and came to the patio demanding something. Despite

Pet-Friendly Florida: I Stayed at a Red Roof PLUS+ Hotel and Cannot Believe the Experience I Had

by Solo Travel Girl @ Solo Travel Girl

Recently, I stayed at a Red Roof PLUS+ hotel and cannot believe the experience I had with my dog. Yes, I admit I am a bit jaded when it comes to hotels. When I was younger, I stayed in ratty roadside motels that were a little suspect. As I grew in my career and travel blogging, I have since stayed in a range of accommodations that can be described as simple to stately and plain to posh. 

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 …

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For Millennials, Astrology Is On The Rise

For Millennials, Astrology Is On The Rise

by editor @

With guest host John Harwood.  Its the dawn of a new age of astrology. Were looking at why more millennials are using stars and signs to navigate and make sense of our complex world. This show airs Friday at 11 a.m. EST. Guests: Julie Beck , senior associate editor at The Atlantic. ( @julieebeck ) Claire Comstock-Gay , astrologer. ( @mmeclairevoyant ) Bertram Malle , social psychologist, professor of psychology and cognitive science at Brown University. From The Reading List: The Atlantic:  The New Age Of Astrology — Astrology is a meme, and it’s spreading in that blooming, unfurling way that memes do. On social media, astrologers and astrology meme machines amass tens or hundreds of thousands of followers, people joke about Mercury retrograde, and categorize “the signs as ” literally anything: cat breeds, Oscar Wilde quotes, Stranger Things characters, types of french fries. In online publications, daily, weekly, and monthly horoscopes, and zodiac-themed listicles flourish. I’m a Baby

A food tour of Little Saigon for first-time visitors

A food tour of Little Saigon for first-time visitors


Nguoi Viet Online

The rising food scene in Little Saigon in Orange County, Calif., has attracted the attention of connoisseurs and curiosity of foodies around the world. Even folks who travel to the area from Vietna…

Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Hang Trong Folk Painting Exhibition In Hanoi

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Ca Chep Bookstore at No.115 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Hanoi will hold an exhibition on Hang Trong folk painting from January 10th to 25th. Apart from outstanding Hang Trong folk paintings on three topics, including New Year, worshipping and state of affairs, the exhibition will introduce […]

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Five dishes must try when travel in HCM City

by admin @ A.N Saigon Food Tours

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

Bun Bo Hue

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Bun Bo Hue While the city of Hue is known for it’s fancy diminutive single bite royal cuisine, those of us spending our time eating on the street are more familiar with the soup that originates from it. We’re talking about Bun Bo Hue. Balance of flavours, usually seen in Vietnamese cuisine, gets thrown out […]

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…

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Best Photos of 2016 & Plans for the Coming Year

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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Shangli Ancient Village // This is Sichuan, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Shangli Ancient Village in Sichuan Province Shangli has been through a lot, but you wouldn’t know it from the peaceful feeling you get while walking its lanes. It’s one of 10 Chinese ancient villages in Sichuan province, but unlike its counterparts the village has been able to keep its authentic charm. How to get [...]

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Hong Kong chef shares tips for eating out in Ho Chi Minh City

Hong Kong chef shares tips for eating out in Ho Chi Minh City


South China Morning Post

Le Garcon Saigon’s Australian-born chef Bao La takes us on a tour of his go-to food shops and restaurants in the city of his parents’ birth

Liberty Central Hotel, Nha Trang

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

5 new things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

5 new things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


ABS-CBN News

Here are five other unique and fun activities to do in Ho Chi Minh City that may appeal to backpackers and millennial travelers.

At Maison Marou Saigon, An abundance of amazing artisanal gourmet chocolate made from locally grown cacao

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

I got sidetracked with the holiday season being in full swing and left off in the middle of my Vietnam trip. I’d written about my great experience with Back of the Bike food tour, and today, I’m sharing with you the best place in Ho Chi Minh City to get delicious gourmet artisanal chocolates. Maison […]

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…

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Đưa bom giả vào phi trường, toán phóng viên truyền hình bị bắt

Đưa bom giả vào phi trường, toán phóng viên truyền hình bị bắt

by Kỳ Hùng @ Nguoi Viet Online

Một toán làm phóng sự truyền hình đã bị bắt ở New Jersey hôm Thứ Năm sau khi bị cáo buộc là tìm cách đưa một túi xách, trong có chứa “mọi thứ cần thiết để làm bom” qua cửa an ninh ở phi trường Newark Liberty International Airport, theo giới hữu trách.

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A nice city tour with an Asian couple

by editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Tour name: City tour  Guides: Hoang Duy and Trong Danh Guests: a couple come from Singapore- Amanda and Lex Picking up address: 31 Truong Dinh Time:6/01/2018 Picking up We came to pick up the guests at 31 Truong Dinh, that is a Pho restaurant, we were pretty surprised at first but after checked again, it was correct, […]

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Malt - Bar and Restaurant

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

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

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

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Sompong Thai Cooking School, Bangkok (Honeymoon Pt. 5)

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

The cooking class at Sompong Thai Cooking School was a highlight of my Thailand trip! I love Thai cuisine and dabble with Thai flavors in my cooking. I make a mean Tom Kha Gai (coconut galangal chicken soup), so I was super excited to optimize that dish and learn a few others in this class.… Read More Sompong Thai Cooking School, Bangkok (Honeymoon Pt. 5)

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How to get off the beaten path at Bui Vien street in Saigon

by admin @ A.N Saigon Food Tours

Comprised of 3 main streets: Bui Vien, De Tham and Pham Ngu Lao, this area is called by locals as “Backpacker district,” which refers to plenty of backpackers who frequent

Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

4 P’s Pizza – Saigon’s Best

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

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.

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

Discover Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh city

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown or Cholon Saigon is Vietnam’s largest Chinatown with roots dating back to 1778; it’s also a place of great historical and cultural importance. The area today is a popular site for those on the tourist trail and also attracts many Taiwanese and Chinese visitors. Cholon is an interesting place to […]

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ABT Launches 12th Season with Iconic Funny Girl

by azbroadway @ Arizona Broadway Theatre | AZ's Leader in Musical Theatre

Arizona Broadway Theatre’s twelfth season begins on October 14, with the Broadway hit Funny Girl which will run through November 13. “We’re excited to be leading off our twelfth season with such an iconic show,”...

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Frites Atelier Antwerpen

by Anja @ Curly Traveller

Crazy about fries! Remember my blog post about the beautiful railway station of Antwerpen? Visiting the station was part of a day trip to that city, together with my father and brother. My mother passed away shortly before the 62nd wedding anniversary of my parents, so my brother and I decided to take my father [...]

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How to happily enjoy Mekong Delta durian

by admin @ Cruise Mekong River

If you get familiar with durian – the world’s smallest fruit, it is always delightful to enjoy. However, if it is your first time trying durian, you might find its smell like feet in soggy boots for hours. Let’s see how to happily enjoy this kind of fruit! Let’s explore Indochina tours Vietnam to enjoy

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Christmas Recipe: Low-Carb Cranberry Sauce (Nigella’s Redder Than Red Cranberry Sauce Low-Carbified!)

Christmas Recipe: Low-Carb Cranberry Sauce (Nigella’s Redder Than Red Cranberry Sauce Low-Carbified!)

by Santé Bon Viveur @ Santé Bon Viveur

This Christmas I've been converting some of the recipes that I traditionally make to sugar-free versions - as with this cranberry sauce, which is a complete synch to make, and much nicer than shop-bought stuff. It's low-carb/keto, gluten-free, free of added sugar and artificial sweeteners, and suitable for diabetics.

What Da Lat Street Food to Eat for Your Vietnam Food Discovery

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Da Lat Street Food is one of the most wanted things for people traveling to this beautiful city on a Vietnam food vacation. Da Lat is one of the ideal

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Two Days in Saigon - A Food Guide to Ho Chi Minh City | Will Wander For Food

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What to eat when you have 48 hours in Saigon - review of the motorbike XO Tours and where to get Banh Mi, Pho, and much more!

Top 5 Com Trua dishes in Ho Chi Minh City

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Top 5 Com Trua dishes in Ho Chi Minh City One of our favourite spots to eat in Vietnam are com trua restaurants. Literally translated as “rice day”, these are canteen-like spots that serve homestyle dishes, perfect for the fast paced Saigonite.. Most canteens serve at least 10 different dishes during peak hours which usually […]

Gourmet Eating in Saigon: Restaurant Review of Noir. Dining in the Dark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Gourmet Eating in Saigon: Restaurant Review of Noir. Dining in the Dark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

by Santé Bon Viveur @ Santé Bon Viveur

Have you ever eaten an undisclosed three course meal completely in the dark and had to say what it is? If not, then read on to find out what it feels like! The restaurant Noir. Dining in the Dark is one of my top recommendations for treating yourself to a luxurious - and in this case, unusual! - gourmet dining experience while you're in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in Vietnam.

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The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Maison Marou – Best Chocolate in Saigon, or Anywhere?

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

Hàng ngàn người dân Việt Nam kiện hãng Apple

Hàng ngàn người dân Việt Nam kiện hãng Apple

by Người Việt @ Nguoi Viet Online

Cho rằng hãng Apple Inc., Hoa Kỳ, đã “chơi chiêu” với người dùng “cố tình làm chậm iPhone cũ,” hàng ngàn người ở Việt Nam đã cùng ghi danh tham gia khởi kiện tập thể.

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All about Anh Tuyet Culinary Artist – The Traditional Hanoi Cuisine Conservationist

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Being the owner of the restaurant Anh Tuyet at 25 Ma May Street, in Hanoi Old Quarter, Vietnam; the culinary artist Anh Tuyet is a familiar name for those who

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Top Hanoi Street Food You Must Know the Taste

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Hanoi travel often treats you well with happy and full stomach thanks to a wide range of delicious street food in almost every corner. As Hanoi cuisine is diverse and

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Hơn 3,500 người kiện hãng Apple ở Việt Nam

Hơn 3,500 người kiện hãng Apple ở Việt Nam

by nguyen.quang @ Nguoi Viet Online

Cho rằng Hãng Apple cố tình làm chậm iPhone cũ, hàng ngàn người ở Việt Nam cùng khởi kiện tập thể. Theo tường thuật của Báo Tuổi Trẻ, số lượng người khởi kiện Apple tiếp tục tăng nhanh chóng. Hiện có gần 3,500 người, tính đến thời điểm 15 giờ ngày 18 Tháng Giêng.

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Pineapple and Pearls Review – Washington, DC

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

You know you spend too much on food when you think $280 for a meal is great value! But seriously, the pre-pay ticket at Pineapple and Pearls gets you the full tasting menu with tax, tip, and generous drink pairings included! What a refreshing change from other two and three star Michelin spots that charge… Read More Pineapple and Pearls Review – Washington, DC

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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…

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

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

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

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

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Week In The News: Bannon Subpoenaed, Shutdown Looms

Week In The News: Bannon Subpoenaed, Shutdown Looms

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With guest host John Harwood. Steve Bannon subpoenaed by Russia special counsel Robert Mueller. Talk of government shutdown … again. And the Koreas will march under one flag at the Olympics, a remarkable symbol amid tensions on the peninsula. The #MeToo conversation continues. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines. This show airs Friday at 10 a.m. EST.  Guests: Nancy Cordes , chief congressional correspondent for CBS News. ( @nancycordes ) Joshua Green , national correspondent for Bloomberg BusinessWeek, author of Devils Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the Storming of the Presidency. ( @JoshuaGreen ) Jack Beatty , On Point news analyst. From The Reading List: CBS News:   McConnell Says Senate Will Consider Immigration Deal As Soon As We Figure Out What Trump Supports  — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday seemed to admit that President Trump has not yet clearly indicated what needs to be in an immigration bill that he would sign. CBS News Nancy

Bottoms Up – Budapest Ruin Bars and Beyond

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

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

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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 …

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! : My 2017 Food & Travel in Pictures

HAPPY NEW YEAR! : My 2017 Food & Travel in Pictures

by Santé Bon Viveur @ Santé Bon Viveur

In 2017 I set about changing my life. It's been a hell of a big year for travel, food, going to gigs, starting this blog, starting to work freelance, and lots more besides. Here's pics of just some of the highlights.

Where to Head for the Best Vietnam Motorbike Tours

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Vietnam is a hot destination that steals your heart with picturesque scenery, romantic rivers, impressive mountain ranges, green and lush forests, stunning beaches, etc. This country is somewhat best explored by a motorbike. During the Vietnam motorbike tours, you will be given from admiration to admiration by the marvelous landscapes in the most authentic way. […]

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7 popular tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh city

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Working all day, drinking coffee with friends or being at home to make friends with technology… perhaps a day of the Saigon people is quite simple. However, do not let that “simple thing” makes Saigon tedious and accidentally “steal” rare moments of rest after a week of study and work stress. Therefore, let us find […]

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In the Wild-Zimbabwean Edition

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Reading Time: 7 minutesBelieve it or not, there are people who grew up on the motherland but have never set eyes on a wild animal. In Africa, they have urban and rural areas. Contrary to common belief, in urban areas there are generally no monkeys hanging on the ledges of buildings, elephants at every water fountain in the local parks or

A Guide to Vietnamese Spices and Their Usage You Should Know

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Vietnamese Spices are put into food to make it flavorful and fragrant which have been passed from generation to generation. Sometimes, the secrets of the delicious Vietnamese food lie on

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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…

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Visiting Saigon During TET – 2017

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Before 'Roe v. Wade,' The Women of 'Jane' Provided Abortions For The Women Of Chicago

Before 'Roe v. Wade,' The Women of 'Jane' Provided Abortions For The Women Of Chicago

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In 1971, Winnette Willis was a 23-year-old single mom in Chicago when she became pregnant again. "I was terrified of having another child," she tells Radio Diaries . Before the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade 45 years ago, abortion was illegal in most of the United States, including in Illinois. Women like Willis who wanted to terminate their pregnancies had limited and often frightening options. She wasn't sure what to do. And then one day, while she was waiting on an L train platform, she saw a sign. "The sign said, 'Pregnant? Don't Want to Be? Call Jane.' And a phone number," Willis remembers. "So, I called." "If you really care about something, you have to act on it" "Jane" was an underground network in Chicago that counseled and helped women who wanted to have abortions. The service was launched in 1965 by Heather Booth, then a 19-year-old student at the University of Chicago. Her friend's sister was pregnant and desperately wanted an abortion. Booth found a doctor who was

Discover Impressive Ban Gioc Waterfall and Its Festival in Cao Bang

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Cao Bang Province is blessed with Vietnam’s widest waterfall named Ban Gioc – the must-see highlight in the northern areas. The waterfall is mesmerizing and mighty while the ethnic culture of Tay makes it the ideal ground for the cultural festival. For any travel to Cao Bang, everybody is recommended to see this magnificent ecotourism […]

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Unique Christmas Gift: Save Snowmen From Extinction and Give Earth a Fighting Chance

Unique Christmas Gift: Save Snowmen From Extinction and Give Earth a Fighting Chance

by Solo Travel Girl @ Solo Travel Girl

I have a request of you this holiday season and hope you will join me in this crusade. Together, we MUST stop snowman extinction! Okay, that is a little silly, but seriously, the clock is running out in both days until Christmas and in the negative impact humans are making on our planet.

Ho Chi Minh City Hosts 12th Taste of The World Festival

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Excellent cuisines of Vietnam and foreign countries will be introduced at 100 booths at the 12th Taste of the World festival scheduled for January 11-14 in Ho Chi Minh City. The event, jointly held by the municipal Department of Tourism and the Viet Nam Tourism Association, […]

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Images from our tour on June 21, 2015

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Many thanks to Michelle, Jeff, Peeta, Oli and Kendra for a lovely evening of eating, drinking and walking!

Florida Everglades Open for Business After Hurricane Irma

by Solo Travel Girl @ Solo Travel Girl

My eyes watered with sadness as I drove through Everglades City on my way to Chokoloskee and spied the piles of debris sitting by the road, eyed blue tarps, and saw some closed businesses with obvious damage. These manmade hills were made of toilets, bedding, and a mish-mash of what were once personal effects and home fixtures damaged by the storm’s fury waiting to be hauled away, more than two months following the storm. It was a sad scene to absorb.

Slumbering and Partying-Victoria Falls

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Reading Time: 5 minutesWhen I first started looking at travelling to Victoria Falls I almost scratched it off the itinerary. A simple search for accommodation exposed a range of options that were waaay outside my budget. In discussions with a family member who has travelled extensively in the area, I was pleasantly surprised to hear that the town also offered a variety of backpacker or budget

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

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

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Vietnam holidays. Tours & holidays in Vietnam in 2018 & 2019

Vietnam holidays. Tours & holidays in Vietnam in 2018 & 2019


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What to Do in Saigon

What to Do in Saigon


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Wondering what to do in Saigon? I have so many suggestions for you! Eat and drink your way around town, that is for sure. Such a great city.

How We Talk About The #MeToo Movement

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Snake Wine in Saigon: 7 Days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Snake Wine in Saigon: 7 Days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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I’ve just got back from my fantastic first trip to Vietnam. Expect to hear lots more from me on that once I’ve got my tired head around all the amazing things I experienced in this comp…

The Best Places to Eat in Seattle Washington

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Seattle is known around the world for its coffee culture, the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. But what about Seattle restaurants? We’ve asked a local expert to share her picks for the best places to eat in Seattle Washington. Read on to find out how to eat like a local in this wonderful Pacific Northwestern city. Seattle is famous for its cutting-edge coffee culture. But coffee is just one aspect of Seattle’s culinary landscape. Locals dine at the best restaurants in Seattle, shop at Pike Place Market for some of the ...

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Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Report: LSU RB coach Tommie Robinson interviews for Browns assistant job

Report: LSU RB coach Tommie Robinson interviews for Browns assistant job

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Tommie Robinson, who just completed his first season as LSU's running backs coach and recruiting coordinator, interviewed for a similar job with the Cleveland Browns, the NFL Network reported Friday.

Dinner at Gaggan – Bangkok, Thailand (Honeymoon Pt. 4)

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

My favorite dining experience in Thailand was at Gaggan, a modern Indian restaurant in Bangkok. Gaggan recently climbed to #7 on the World’s 50 Best list, and the chef was featured on the Netflix series Chef’s Table. We had a new tasting menu, introduced just 15 days prior to our dinner. The menu was unique… Read More Dinner at Gaggan – Bangkok, Thailand (Honeymoon Pt. 4)

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Dân nhiều nước mở lòng giúp 13 trẻ em bị cha mẹ đầy đọa ở California

Dân nhiều nước mở lòng giúp 13 trẻ em bị cha mẹ đầy đọa ở California

by Thiện Lê @ Nguoi Viet Online

Phòng Thương Mại Corona tổ chức gây quỹ và một phần tiền sẽ được dùng để giúp 13 trẻ em bị cha mẹ giam giữ và tra tấn ở Perris.

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

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

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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

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Hotel Post St. Anton perfect location

by Anja @ Curly Traveller

After explaining to you why winter sports is not my thing, let me continue on a more positive note. Starting with the fantastic hotel that we stayed in: Hotel Post St. Anton. Hotel Post St. Anton perfect location The hotel is really located in the heart of St. Anton, with the main pedestrian street at [...]

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Travel to Vietnam: Saigon Food Tour by Night

Travel to Vietnam: Saigon Food Tour by Night


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Have I mentioned how much I enjoy culinary tours? Okay, I don’t need to be on a tour to enjoy food and beverages but, during my April trip to Vietnam, I joined Urban Adventures on a Saigon fo…

Phang Nga Bay Speed Boat Day Tour (Honeymoon Pt. 2)

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

While in Phuket, we went on a fun speed boat tour of the very scenic Phang Nga Bay. In eight hours, we hit up six diverse stops in the Bay, including canoeing, caving, and of course beaching. Oh yes, we also did a sail-by of the famous James Bond Island, but thankfully didn’t go ashore… Read More Phang Nga Bay Speed Boat Day Tour (Honeymoon Pt. 2)

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The NFL's Unsung Workhorses — Practice Players

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On Sunday, the New England Patriots will host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game. The winner goes to the Super Bowl. But 10 Patriots players wont take the field on Sunday. They make up the teams practice squad. And their job is to help the team prepare for its next game. And maybe impress the coach enough to earn a spot on the active roster. Shira Springer of WBUR has our story. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Chocolate Glazed Paleo Donuts

by The Paleo Panda @ The Paleo Panda

These are hands down my favorite donuts in the entire world. Unlike the sugar headaches I inevitably get from “regular” donuts, I can devour these suckers guiltlessly with the only

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

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

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Vietnamese Spices and Herbs to Know While Cooking The Local Food

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Vietnamese spices and herbs are important things when you want to cook the real Vietnamese food. Come to Vietnam, foreign tourists are not only impressed by a small country with

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Eating Healthy in Dubai … Delivery!

by Mitch @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Rupturing my ACL (knee ligament) was one of the most painful things I have ever gone through. I knew I couldn’t workout much so had to think of alternatives to keep my weight quite stable...

Trekking in Nepal

by Alli Ruttger @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

When you decide to travel to Nepal, chances are that a trek through the Himalayas is in your plans. Trekking in Nepal can be for anyone. Even though Nepal is home to the world’s highest...

Do-it-yourself Eating and Walking Tour - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Do-it-yourself Eating and Walking Tour - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Itchy Feet on the Cheap

This self-guided walking tour covers the main tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh City and shows you some great meals to eat along the way.

Hong Kong on the Cheap

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

How Not To Blow Your Wad In Hong Kong (it’s a poker term) The 2nd most expensive city in Asia, but there are plenty of ways to budget travel Hong Kong. While Hong Kong is generally raved about, it’s not typically a backpacker stop, mainly because it’s too damn expensive. I’ve seen a lot of [...]

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North Vietnam Photo Tour – Mr. Kieron Nelson Review

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Date: 6 – 25 Sep 2017 | Party of 1 passenger: Mr. Kieron Nelson (Toronto, Canada) | 10-day North Vietnam Photo Tour This is a follow up to my posting of April 23 2017 Finally recovered from a seventeen hour flight from Toronto to Hanoi via Taipei. Devastating flooding had occurred two weeks before my scheduled […]

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Discovering Street Food at Bui Vien Walking Street

by editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Ho Chi Minh city 18:30 6/1/2018 Guides: Nhat Linh and Đào Thủy Trúc Guest: Kirin and his brother come from Scotland We came to pick up them at 18:30 at 228 De Tham Picking up And…… the ancients have a sentence ” the first step is the hardest” We were waiting to catch guests nearly to […]

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Must Eat Food in Hoi An – Tips on Hoi An Cuisine

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Discover some of must eat food in Hoi An and know why the local cuisine is one of reasons for people travel to Hoi An
There is a saying that

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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…

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BROADWAY BALL BENEFITS ARIZONA BROADWAY THEATRE 

by azbroadway @ Arizona Broadway Theatre | AZ's Leader in Musical Theatre

Fourth annual event raises awareness of and funds for the performing arts at ABT Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT), the Valley leader in musical theatre, hosted its Fourth Annual Broadway Ball on March 4, 2017, raising...

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2017’s Most Memorable Bites

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

2017 was one of my favorite years for food. I enjoyed so many vibrant, punchy, and creative dishes. In contrast to the kaiseki-heavy and refined restraint of last year, 2017 was all about bold, indulgent deliciousness! Since I have the biggest sweet tooth, I’m kicking off my most memorable bites with my favorite pastry of… Read More 2017’s Most Memorable Bites

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Review Back of the Bike Tours Saigon - Curly Traveller

Review Back of the Bike Tours Saigon - Curly Traveller


Curly Traveller

Here is my review Back of the Bike Tours Saigon. We did the Saigon City Tour at night. This company is very professional and the drivers are great!

The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It

The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It


Legal Nomads

Eat your way through Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon's streets with this guide to the best dishes and where to find them. Bonus section on visas, taxis, and more!

Bonsai Saigon River Cruise – Resurrection!

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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Broadway’s Best Party Comes to Peoria When Rock of Ages Opens May 27

by azbroadway @ Arizona Broadway Theatre | AZ's Leader in Musical Theatre

Revisit your glory days as the cast and classic rock music take you back to the 1980s. Arizona Broadway Theatre   Arizona Broadway Theatre is cranking it up to 11 with the 6th show of...

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Bui Vien and Nguyen Hue walking streets – one of famous tourist spots in Saigon

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Walking around Ho Chi Minh City is a fascinating activity that you should not miss when traveling to the most bustling city in Vietnam. Bui Vien and Nguyen Hue are two most popular places for walking in Ho Chi Minh City which can bring you truly experiences. >> Famous street food eateries in District 1, […]

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Kickin’ Kale Chips

by The Paleo Panda @ The Paleo Panda

So it’s pretty easy to eat healthy for meals but what about snacking?  How boring does a bowl of grapes get during your mid-afternoon slump when all you want is

Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Where to go in Can Tho? – Mekong Delta travel guide

by admin @ Cruise Mekong River

With many unique tourist attractions and waterfront restaurants, Can Tho is a popular base for a Mekong Delta boat trip and a day trip from Ho Chi Minh City. My Khanh tourist village in Mekong delta About five kilometers from Can Tho City by road or river, My Khanh tourist village, which covers a total

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Facebook Moves To Decide What Is Real News

Facebook Moves To Decide What Is Real News

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Facebook is rolling out a major change to its News Feed: pushing up news articles that come from "high quality" sources, and pushing down the others. The move signals that, in an effort to combat the problem of fake news, the social media giant is willing to play a kind of editorial role — making decisions based on substance, not just how viral a headline may be. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post to his Facebook page: "There's too much sensationalism, misinformation and polarization in the world today. Social media enables people to spread information faster than ever before, and if we don't specifically tackle these problems, then we end up amplifying them. That's why it's important that News Feed promotes high quality news that helps build a sense of common ground." The company asserts that its own executives will not pick and choose favorites. Rather, they'll let the users decide what counts as a trusted source. Spokesman Todd Breasseale says in an email: "As part of our ongoing

Visiting The Medieval Village of Eze in France

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We started our tour of Monte Carlo in Monaco, and Visiting the Medieval Village of Eze in France, by driving along the scenic roads of the Moyenne Corniche. From here we h…

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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

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Saigon in a Day: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing and Night Food Tour - Cruise Mekong River

Saigon in a Day: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing and Night Food Tour - Cruise Mekong River


Cruise Mekong River

Saigon in a Day, From the highest standard of luxury hotels to the most affordable price of guesthouses, the classiest of restaurants to the most stunning of street stalls, the choicest of boutiques to the affray of the markets, Ho Chi Minh City is a city of energy and exploration. Go on a tour discovering this beautiful city from morning until night is a good opportunity you should not miss.

Vietnam – South Korea Culture and Food Festival 2017 from 27th to 29th October

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

From 27th to 29th October, the Vietnam – South Korea Culture and Food Festival 2017 will be held at the square in front of My Dinh Stadium, Hanoi, free entrance.

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Shrek The Musical Runs July 15-August 14, 2016

by azbroadway @ Arizona Broadway Theatre | AZ's Leader in Musical Theatre

Everyone’s favorite ogre comes to life in Peoria when Arizona Broadway Theatre presents Shrek The Musical, a lively song-and-dance-filled stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film. The show will run from July 15-August 14,...

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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…

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S.T.T.D Tưởng Năng Tiến: Bao dung và bạo ngược

S.T.T.D Tưởng Năng Tiến: Bao dung và bạo ngược

by Người Việt @ Nguoi Viet Online

Cuộc chiến Quốc/Cộng ở Việt Nam sẽ, và sắp chấm dứt. Điều cần thiết kế tiếp cho đất nước này là sự khoan dung, chứ không phải là lòng thù hận.

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Bye 2017 and hello 2018

by Anja @ Curly Traveller

Bye 2017 and hello 2018 Another year went by and a new one is awaiting us. I hope 2018 is going to be a good year for all of us. Happy New Year to you! 2017 was rough and tough I don’t know how your 2017 was, but for me it was not an easy [...]

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Useful guides for the-first-time travelers in Saigon

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Traveling Saigon for the first time, you will have to prepare all about moving, accommodation, dining and attractions, in return you will be active in time and free to explore. If you are planning for a trip to this city, this is a guide to Saigon that helps you have the best moments and experiences. […]

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Why do it alone?

by Mandlovu @

Reading Time: 6 minutesBefore I share some of my travel experiences and lessons I feel the need to give a bit of context and background. I love globetrotting-and I know many people will respond, ‘yes so do I’, but I feel like you need to understand how much so that you can fully understand me and this article.

Banh Cuon

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Banh Cuon When one thinks of Vietnamese breakfast, the many different noodle soups that litter the street food landscape come to mind. Most of the time, that is true for me as I can hardly turn down a great bowl of pho. But when I do, it’s probably for banh cuon. What is banh cuon? […]

Supercars in Singapore

by Anja @ Curly Traveller

Almost tripping over supercars in Singapore When you walk around in Singapore, it’s inevitable that you will spot at least one and probably multiple so-called supercars. Per day. Maybe even per hour. In my hometown, Haarlem, I NEVER see one. During the yearly F1-weekend you come across even more of them! ‘Super-cars’ or ‘hyper-cars’ are [...]

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Where to book a hotel in Ho Chi Minh city? There is a best way to know

by admin @ A.N Saigon Food Tours

I am often asked which area is the best to book hotels in Ho Chi Minh city by friends and family members from overseas. Staying here for more than 2

Must-try Sapa Street Food for Memorable Vietnam Food Tours

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Sapa Street Food is on the list of discovery things for adventurers traveling to the North of Vietnam. Sapa is so lovely and scenic that enchants photographers, nature lovers, adventurers,

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Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City: where should you visit first? | Travel Feature

Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City: where should you visit first? | Travel Feature


Rough Guides

Vietnam’s two main cities lie more than one thousand kilometres apart. Can’t choose which one to visit? Here’s our lowdown on how they differ.

Some destination in Hanoi you must visit

by admin @ Cruise Mekong River

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre Thang Long Municipal theatre, located in the heart of Hanoi is the most revered performance house even though water puppetry is now performed across Vietnam and even tours the world. Involving from 7 to 11 puppeteers who have been trained for at least three years, the performances are accomplished with

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Dolly Parton Recognized For Two World Records In Country Music

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In a career full of accolades, Dolly Parton now adds two world records to her collection. Guinness World Records recognized her as the female artist with the most hits on Billboard's Hot Country songs charts and for the most decades with a top 20 hit on Billboards Hot Country Songs Chart. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Critics' Pick: Toy Cars at Black Forge

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[INDIE] + TUE., JAN. 23 A compelling combo for the usually more metal-, hard-core- and punk-leaning Black Forge Coffeehouse, bandcamp heroes Toy Cars is teaming up with sticky-sweet-pop gang DRMCTHR to deliver something equal parts dancey and emo.…

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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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…

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Winter walk around Haarlem- Oosterplas

by Anja @ Curly Traveller

I recently wrote a blog post about a winter walk that lead me and my friend Saskya from my house in Haarlem, via restaurant De Stinkende Emmer, to the beautiful estate Elswout. Today I am taking you along on another beautiful winter walk around Haarlem. Actually; two walks in the same area, but in different [...]

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The Lion Restaurant and Brewery

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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…

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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 …

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Boat trip on Mekong Delta

by admin @ Cruise Mekong River

Mekong Delta is well-known for its rivers, canals, waterways crossing and interlacing each other that only with a small boat can tourists have access to every single corner in the area. Taking a boat trip drifting on Mekong Delta cruise promises travelers with relaxing time. Also, travelers can have a chance to enjoy fresh fruits

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Saigon Hold Fireworks Show To Welcome New Year - Ha Food Tours

Saigon Hold Fireworks Show To Welcome New Year - Ha Food Tours


Ha Food Tours

A 15-minutes fireworks show is set on next week in Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate new year 2018 after scrapping it in 2017 under a national austerity policy.

Blue River Hotel 3

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Hành khách bực bội vì nữ tiếp viên hãng Air Asia mặc đồ hở hang

Hành khách bực bội vì nữ tiếp viên hãng Air Asia mặc đồ hở hang

by nguyen.quang @ Nguoi Viet Online

Một nữ hành khách người New Zealand, bay chuyến bay của hàng không Air Asia đã rất khó chịu và gửi thư phàn nàn vì các nữ tiếp viên của hãng này mặc váy quá ngắn cùng với áo xẻ sâu, thấy cả áo lót.

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BonBon Residence

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

7 Great Streets for Street Food in Saigon

7 Great Streets for Street Food in Saigon


Vietnam Coracle

Saigon is arguably the best place to explore Vietnam's extraordinary street food scene. The city boasts so many street food outlets that it feels like a gigantic open-air restaurant. This is my guide to 7 of the best streets for street food in Saigon... Continue reading →

Delicious pork and won ton noodle soup at Mi Thay Nghiep Ky in Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

If I had to pick my top five noodle soup dishes, won ton noodle soup would definitely make the cut, along with pho, ramen, and bun bo Hue. (I know that’s only four noodle soups—I’m not sure which would be the fifth.) There is something so comforting, savory, and yet so simple about a bowl […]

Eating it Raw in the Largest Fish Market in South Korea – Jagalchi Market

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Busan’s Jagalchi Market (자갈치시장), the largest fish market in South Korea, has taken up two very different places in my memory. The first one is a very positive place, where the memories of incredible lunches, lively atmospheres, excitement and intrigue all sit. The second place is dark. It’s usually avoided at all costs. This memory [...]

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Pho Binh Noodle Shop

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Do-It-Yourself Walking Tour of Dalat, Vietnam – A Perfect Day in Dalat

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Signup for my weekly newsletter The first time I took Chopper Suey (my Chinese-made American cruiser bike) on a road trip, was to the sexy hills of Dalat. As we pulled into town, surrounded by pines and fresh cool air, I knew I was going to love the place. Formerly a retreat town for the [...]

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Học sinh ngã chấn thương sọ não vì bị thầy giáo tát

Học sinh ngã chấn thương sọ não vì bị thầy giáo tát

by nguyen.quang @ Nguoi Viet Online

Một học sinh lớp 9 của trường Trung học cơ sở Xuân Sơn, huyện Đông Triều bị thầy giáo dạy thể dục tát liên tiếp hai cái, khiến em ngã vào cửa sổ, chấn thương sọ não.

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Man vs. Dog. Why a Canine Companion is Better than a Human One.

by Solo Travel Girl @ Solo Travel Girl

Seemingly unlucky in love, am I better off with a canine companion than a man in my life? After spending Thanksgiving alone (by choice) I hopped in the car and headed to the Everglades for a couple of days with my dog in tow. Hours spent driving meant idle time which always gets my mind churning.

6 amazing experiences in one day when coming to Saigon

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Saigon is considered a land of glamor by its splendor, where there are many things to explore and to experience. But what makes people love Saigon more than every day is the interwoven between the beautiful things with many other simple but very close and familiar. With one day in Ho Chi Minh city, you […]

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Tướng Thái Lan bị đàm tiếu vì có các đồng hồ trị giá hơn $1 triệu

Tướng Thái Lan bị đàm tiếu vì có các đồng hồ trị giá hơn $1 triệu

by Kỳ Hùng @ Nguoi Viet Online

Một tướng lãnh cao cấp, cũng là phó thủ tướng Thái Lan, đang bị dư luận đàm tiếu và bị kêu gọi từ chức sau khi có các hình ảnh cho thấy ông có nhiều đồng hồ đeo tay đắt tiền, trị giá lên tới cả $1 triệu, chỉ với mức lương quân đội khiêm nhường.

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Turkey and the Wolf – Life-changing Sandwiches in New Orleans

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

Never before has a restaurant obliterated and exceeded my expectations so resoundingly, as did Turkey and the Wolf. The national media rankings and raves from friends were right, Turkey and the Wolf is absolutely killing it. Located a few blocks off of Magazine St. in the Garden District, Turkey and the Wolf is an easy… Read More Turkey and the Wolf – Life-changing Sandwiches in New Orleans

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Top Things to do in Ho Chi Minh city

by admin @ A.N Saigon Food Tours

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), formerly known as Saigon, is one of the most vibrant and largest cities in Vietnam, famous for its complex history, its French colonial landmarks, and

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…

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8 Destinations In Vietnam To Visit In January

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

January is the right time in year for a trip to these 8 destinations in Vietnam to celebrate your New Year Vacation with family or friends. Sapa The town of Sapa is home to Fansipan Peak, the roof of Indochina, has its best landscape in January, […]

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Get Farming Experience with Dalat Garden Tours

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Dalat in Vietnam gains fame as the “City Of Flowers,” “Foggy City,” or even “Sakura Land,” thanks to a mild climate and fresh air all year round. Wandering around fresh fruit and vegetable gardens is likely to be a new hot trend that attracts a large number of visitors every year. With a big advantage […]

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

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

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Experiences to travel in Dalat Vietnam to get great holidays

by Vietnam Drive @ Vietnam car rental with driver

Dalat is a famous tourist destination in Central Highlands of Vietnam. This city is great for anyone who wants to explore and discover different beautiful places. Dalat is considered as…

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Gwangjang Market: South Korea’s Oldest Market is Filled with Incredible Food

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

I’ll admit, I’m a little confused about Korea’s market scene. Gwangjang Market (광장시장) is located in what I believe is the oldest market building in Korea. It opened in 1905, when it was called Dongdaemun Market, which was the name of an older market that was destroyed in the Korean War and rebuilt in 1959. [...]

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Things to know before moving to Dubai

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Thinking of a move in Dubai? There is so much you need to know! This article is about things you should know before moving to Dubai. We cover the serious side to the more humorous ones...

Awesome pink christmas tree

by Anja @ Curly Traveller

Merry Christmas ! Hello dear folks! Hope you’re having wonderful holidays and wishing y’all a cosy and relaxed Christmas. Thanks for stopping by on my blog. A big MWAH for all my readers! I’m in wintery Holland during the holidays. We already had a lot of snow this year! Many people get all excited about [...]

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Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam – Get Full Tips at HCM City Travel Guide

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Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam (formerly named Saigon) is a huge magnet attracting people of all kind and background to gather, work, and earn their daily bread. If asking for the most bustling and less sleepy destination in Vietnam, then the answer might point to the city named after Uncle Ho: Ho Chi Minh […]

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

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

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Two Days in Saigon – A Food Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

We found ourselves with just two days in Saigon so we crammed the food in, starting with a motorbike food tour from XO Tours. In 4.5 hours, we zipped through 6+ districts in Saigon and ate at three restaurants. We also (separately) sought out the most famous pho and banh mi spots in Saigon, tried… Read More Two Days in Saigon – A Food Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of Oil Prices

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Oil Prices

by Stacey Vanek Smith @

Last June the price of oil was $44 a barrel. Then, it started climbing. Earlier this week, it briefly hit $70. The price of oil is a big deal. It affects how much you pay for heating, or a gallon of gas, or a flight home. The price of oil is also famously volatile, and in the last six or seven years it's taken an incredible ride. On today's show, we tell the story of what happened and try to figure out what it means for the future of oil prices. Music by Drop Electric . Find us: Twitter / Facebook . Subscribe to our show on Apple Podcasts , PocketCasts and NPR One . Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Antwerpen Centraal most beautiful railway station in the world

by Anja @ Curly Traveller

Visiting Antwerp with my dad and my brother When my dad told us that he was keen to visit the renovated railway station of Antwerpen: Antwerpen Centraal, my brother and I decided to take him there. Antwerpen Centraal was built between 1895 and 1905 in an eclectic style with elements of Art Nouveau, classicism, neo-renaissance [...]

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Christmas Low-Carb Swap Recipe: Christmas Pudding

Christmas Low-Carb Swap Recipe: Christmas Pudding

by Santé Bon Viveur @ Santé Bon Viveur

I'm in full Christmas prep mode now, which includes continuing my experiments with low-carb versions of traditional Christmas food and drink favourites, to make sure I can eat what I want come the big day. This recipe for a lovely light Christmas Pudding - low-carb, gluten-free, and free of added sugar and artificial sweeteners - is made so quickly that you can easily whip one up on Christmas Day itself!

Camarones A La Diabla

by The Paleo Panda @ The Paleo Panda

I am a shrimp fanatic and this is my favorite recipe on the blog to date! I always order camarones a la diabla at my favorite Mexican restaurant then instantly

Where I caught my zzzs in Thailand (Part 2)

by Mandlovu @

Reading Time: 5 minutesPak-Up Hostel (Trip Advisor Rated 4.5/5 Booking.com rating of 8.7/10 at £9/night bed in dorm room) After staying comfortably at Deejai Hostel in Chiang Mai, I felt I could do it again and this time even possibly try out a……dorm room. I asked my good friend, Google for recommendations of hostels in Krabi and in

Winter walk around Haarlem- Elswout

by Anja @ Curly Traveller

Walking against diabetes Last september I started getting a bit more serious about walking. “Who? You???” Yes, that’s right, me, notorious couch potato, I know. Changing your diet, doing more exercise, and taking medication are the main three ways to get your diabetes under control. Since I did not want to get even more strict [...]

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How to get to Sa Dec?

by admin @ Cruise Mekong River

With tree-lined streets and faded colonial villas, ringed with huge flower markets and tropical fruit gardens, the riverside town of Sa Dec is a comparatively peaceful city, which has enough to keep you occupied for a morning or afternoon. To get more information, you can click: Tours to Indochina How to get there By public

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Jury Acquits Railroad Employees In Lac Megantic Fire Disaster

Jury Acquits Railroad Employees In Lac Megantic Fire Disaster

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Jurors in eastern Canada on Friday found three men not guilty of criminal negligence following an oil train disaster that left 47 people dead. The accident in July 2013 involved a U.S.-owned train carrying North Dakota crude oil. In the aftermath, regulators in the U.S. and Canada adopted sweeping reforms to the way railroads haul and manage hazardous cargoes. The accident occurred on a summer evening after a rail worker left an industrial train unattended on a hillside above the village of Lac Megantic, Quebec. A malfunctioning brake system allowed it to roll free. The train gathered speed, derailed and exploded, sending balls of fire rolling through downtown. Rescue crews were forced to pull back after reporting temperatures so extreme that village streets burst into flame. Tom Harding, one of the rail workers accused of negligence, described the scene in a recorded phone call played at the trial. "Everything's on fire from the church all the way down to the metro," Harding said.

Florida Travel: What to Do in Punta Gorda & Englewood Beach in 2018

by Solo Travel Girl @ Solo Travel Girl

'Tis the time of year for my annual month-by-month listing of what to do in the Southwest Florida community of Punta Gorda and Englewood Beach (basically Charlotte County) in the New Year. As usual, most activities can be enjoyed anytime of the year. And, I hope you try something that pushes your personal boundaries in the New Year because that's how you learn, grow and maybe find your new passion.

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…

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The Cow Head Taco Philosopher King of Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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Incredible photos of Nepal shot on iPhone 8 Plus

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

As much as we love our photography on DSLRs, there’s no complete trip without our iPhones. Mobile phones nowadays have cameras that are out of this world and we have to admit that sometimes the...

KTBS Sports Recruiting Segment: January 19th

KTBS Sports Recruiting Segment: January 19th

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The KTBS Sports Recruiting Segment makes its return in 2018 with a new guest. This year, we'll be joined by 24/7 Sports recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks.

Top 20 FREE things to do in New York City

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

New York City is one of the most visited cities in the world, and here is a list of the Top 20 FREE things to do in New York City. Just walking around the city is enough to keep y…

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First Impressions-Georgetown, Malaysia

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Reading Time: 6 minutesWhen speaking to my friend about my upcoming trip to Penang, she insisted I stop through George Town. Without any further research, this drove my decision to base myself there during my visit to the region. On arriving at Penang airport, I followed the instructions I had received from the Magpie Residence (hostel), and took a

Top Churches in Vietnam for Meaningful Christmas Eve

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Vietnam has several top churches for foreigners and locals to celebrate Merry Christmas. Christmas is the ideal time for the Christians to show off their great faith in their God and for the non-Christians to gather and memorize the last moments at the end of the year. Although this event has not been traditionally celebrated […]

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The best bowl of Vietnamese cake soup/banh canh is at Banh Danh Long Huong near Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Before ringing in the new year with a healthy vegan recipe, telling you about my recent snowboard trip to Whistler, and filling you in on our Christmas plans, I was narrating my last travel to Vietnam where I finally found the best bowl of pho in Saigon. During this vacation, my family and I also […]

The Lion, Brewery and Restaurant

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The Legal Nomads Guide to Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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Winter sports is not my thing

by Anja @ Curly Traveller

Winter sports to me is what Extreme Ironing is to you Ever heard of Extreme Ironing, Underwater Hockey, collecting navel fluff, Toe Wrestling and Bog Snorkelling? No? That’s not surprising, since these sports and hobbies are considered to be weird and obscure. Meaning that for most of us it is hard to relate to these [...]

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What Best Ecotourism Destinations in Vietnam – The Nature-friendly Travel

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Sorting out those of the best ecotourism destinations in Vietnam can urge the nature lovers to opt for the Indochina travel to this beautiful S-shaped country soon. If you want to get rid of the daily hardship and stress, the eco-trip to Vietnam promises to cheer you up with the charming nature, friendly locals, and […]

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Journey of Discovery

by Mandlovu @

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe world is like a book, and those that do not travel only read the first page. A quote by St Augustine that has been echoed time and time again by various travel writers and many who have been stung by the travel bug. Having explored a few countries in Asia, Africa and America its

Pence Heads Off On Delayed And Scaled-Back Mideast Visit

Pence Heads Off On Delayed And Scaled-Back Mideast Visit

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Vice President Pence arrives in Cairo Saturday morning as part of a Mideast trip that has been rescheduled and substantially changed since it was originally announced. He was supposed to travel in December, but the trip was pushed off to January so that Pence could stay in Washington, D.C., to vote on the GOP tax bill. His itinerary is shorter too, after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the pope of the Coptic Christian Church in Egypt said they wouldn't meet with Pence following President Trump's early December decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The Jerusalem decision was widely condemned in the Arab world and is expected to be a topic of conversation as Pence meets with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan. Pence planned to depart on his trip Friday evening even as a government shutdown appeared imminent . He is scheduled to return on Tuesday. "The Vice President's meetings with the leaders of Egypt, Jordan, and Israel are integral to America's national

Meet the Cast of Man of La Mancha

by azbroadway @ Arizona Broadway Theatre | AZ's Leader in Musical Theatre

Man of La Mancha Cast GEOFF BELLISTON (Governor/Innkeeper) is ecstatic to be back in the dungeon with this amazing cast! Most recently he was seen, though seldom heard, as Frank Nugent in Hands on a...

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The Yummiest Nha Trang Street Food – Nha Trang What to Eat Tips

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Nha Trang Street Food Guide : Nha Trang is a leading beach city in Vietnam, being well-known for enthralling beaches, fantastic scuba diving, and yummy delicacies with the freshest seafood

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Israel Bans Activities In Jerusalem Connected To Palestinian Authority Government

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My Son Holy Land Tour from Danang City

by Vietnam Drive @ Vietnam car rental with driver

My Son Holy Land is a famous destination for many travelers staying Danang City, Vietnam. My Son Sanctuary is located in the mountains of Duy Phu Village, Duy Xuyen District,…

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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…

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

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

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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…

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10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

A Very Detailed Travel Itinerary Tours are for foo-ls. I tried my best to make that rhyme. While Vietnam may seem a little daunting at first, the country is not difficult to travel – especially if you have a great blog to aid you, with details on every leg of the trip, written by a [...]

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Meet the Cast: South Pacific

by azbroadway @ Arizona Broadway Theatre | AZ's Leader in Musical Theatre

MARK BACON (Hamilton Steeves/Lt. Buzz Adams) is thrilled to revisit South Pacific and join the ABT Family! Most recent: Sky in Mamma Mia! at Phoenix Theatre. NYC: DuBarry was a Lady, Couplets, Broken City, The...

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

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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Driving appetites: Food delivery apps like SkipTheDishes, Foodora making inroads in Edmonton

Driving appetites: Food delivery apps like SkipTheDishes, Foodora making inroads in Edmonton


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Edmonton marketplace bustling with food delivery services

Photography in Bhutan

by Alli Ruttger @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Bhutan is a photographer’s paradise. I have been a photography lover since high school, and taking photos on my travels around the world has been a serious hobby of mine for as long as I...

2017’s Top Three Restaurants

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

It’s time to reflect and pick my top food experiences of 2017! This year, I had a fun variety of meals – from high end tasting menus to bun cha served on the side of the street. My Vietnam trip was a major highlight – how cool to experience my favorite cuisine in its country… Read More 2017’s Top Three Restaurants

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Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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The World’s 15 Most Beautiful Mountains

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Here is list of 15 most beautiful mountains which not only have impressive height but also have majestic scenery, attracting visitors from all over the world. Kirkjufell, with a height of 463 m, is one of the most famous mountain peaks in Iceland. An impressive mountain in […]

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Exploring Off The Beaten Path Hong Kong: Pai Tau Village

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Po Fook Hill, the 10,000 Buddha Monastery, and the hills around Pai Tau Village Sha Tin is not only great for immature puns (I Sha Tin your shoe), it also has some worthwhile attractions. You can check out the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, or the the oldest walled village Tai Wai, there’s also the [...]

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Get Caught Up: Trump's Alleged Affair With Adult Film Star Stormy Daniels

Get Caught Up: Trump's Alleged Affair With Adult Film Star Stormy Daniels

by Danielle Kurtzleben @

It's been quite a news week, even by recent standards. The U.S. is potentially hours away from a partial government shutdown. The debate rages on over the president's reported comments about not wanting to accept immigrants from "s**thole countries." "Girtherism" has erupted over the president's latest height and weight measurements. Officials are scrambling to figure out how to avoid another false ballistic missile alarm, like the one residents of Hawaii suffered last weekend. Also, the Wall Street Journal reported that Donald Trump's personal lawyer at one point paid off a pornographic actress to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Trump. The affair between Trump and actress Stormy Daniels is reported to have taken place in 2006. At that time, Trump had been married for a year and a half to Melania Trump, now the first lady, and their son Barron was four months old. In statements to the Wall Street Journal , both Trump and Daniels denied an affair. Startlingly, we are in such a

Vietnam Food Tour

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Reading Time: 5 minutesAs a lover of food, it is not surprising that I ended up on a food tour that took me round the inner streets of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) in search of some of the best food spots not necessarily frequented by tourists, but more predominantly enjoyed by locals. What is surprising is

First Danang Night Market Is Developed

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

The city plans to turn its An Thuong quarter in coastal Ngu Hanh Son District into first Danang night market and entertainment area to offer more activity for locals and tourists. This project might be cover four main streets – Vo Nguyen Giap, Hoang Ke Viem, Chau Thi […]

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Burgers in Ho Chi Minh City

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

While all of us at Street Foodies Saigon are complete street food evangelists, there are times when you need a good burger. Thankfully, Ho Chi Minh City has plenty of options to choose from! From humble greasy spoon types to fancy pants gourmet burgers, the city has them all. So we’ve compiled a list  places […]

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…

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Treat Yourself to The Best Pizza in Oaxaca At La Matatena Pizzeria

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A profile of a new restaurant serving the best pizza in Oaxaca, with both gluten free and vegan pizzas in addition to regular thin crust, crunchy pies.

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Escape Hunt Experience Ho Chi Minh City

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Chiều Cháo Lòng

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

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…

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Ayutthaya Day Trip and River Cruise from Bangkok (Honeymoon Pt. 3)

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

We enjoyed a day-long Ayutthaya tour and river cruise while visiting Bangkok, Thailand. Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam Kingdom back in the 14th-18th centuries, and the impressive ruins hint at the grandeur this once was! The city is located 80 km north of Thailand – about a 90-minute drive, which made for an easy… Read More Ayutthaya Day Trip and River Cruise from Bangkok (Honeymoon Pt. 3)

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Ho, Over and Pygmy Caves Open To Visitors

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Jungle Boss, a local tour operator in Quang Binh Province had announced that they will run new tour to  Ho (Tiger), Over and Pygmy Caves. Since the beginning this year, Quang Binh authorities allowed open exploration tours to Pygmy, the fourth largest in the world in the […]

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

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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Travel to Vung Tau, Vietnam: Where to find the best noodle soups

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

During this particular trip to Vietnam, my family and I took a road trip to Vung Tau, a beach town not far from Saigon but is made to seem far because of traffic. You can find very affordable vacation packages through travel agents in Vietnam (or at least that’s what my family tells me). On […]

Longquan Peach Blossom Festival // This is Chengdu, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

If there’s an art to attending a Chinese festival, I’m the dumb kid who eats the paint. Give me some time and I’ll be linking to a How To Successfully Attend a Festival in China article right here. But for now, I’ll admit that my attendance at the Longquan Peach Blossom Festival was a short-lived [...]

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Society Café & Lounge just opened in Dubai and is way too Instagrammable!

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

This place is ideal for catch-up with friends and working on you laptop under the daylight The service is good The food you need to order are the delicious looking croissants We loved the decor, so Instagram...

Thrillable Hours: Matt Levine, Financial Journalist

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary


the Guardian

Discover fascinating history, fantastic food, art galleries and a year-round party scene in one of Asia’s most exciting cities … once you’ve mastered the art of dodging the motorbikes, that is

Christine Ha tries the spicy ramen challenge

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

I recently reached 70,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel, and thanks to all the fans who made it so! This video of me trying the spicy ramen challenge was released a while ago, but it was one of the crucial videos that helped me gain viewers. People have since charged me with doing the double-spicy […]

Eat With a Local Saigon Family – An Amazing Experience!

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

Thăm thành phố Lucerne ở Thụy Sĩ (1/2)

Thăm thành phố Lucerne ở Thụy Sĩ (1/2)

by Dân Huỳnh @ Nguoi Viet Online

Lucerne là một thành phố ở miền trung Thụy Sĩ , Lucerne là thủ phủ của bang Lucerne và một phần của huyện có cùng tên. Lucerne là thị trấn đông dân nhất ở miền Trung Thụy Sĩ, và là thành viên của nền kinh tế, giao thông, văn hoá và truyền thông của khu vực này.

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Eight Tables – Chinese Fine Dining in SF

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

I just survived a 12-week software bootcamp, and what better way to celebrate than to get back to blogging? Well I can think of a few, but I did want to share my wonderful meal at Eight Tables, which was a bit of celebration in itself. 😀 Eight Tables opened earlier this month, bringing the… Read More Eight Tables – Chinese Fine Dining in SF

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Christina's Saigon

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Tai Chi at Daybreak: 5 Days in Hanoi, Vietnam

Tai Chi at Daybreak: 5 Days in Hanoi, Vietnam

by Santé Bon Viveur @ Santé Bon Viveur

Last month I had my fantastic first trip to Vietnam. I've got so much I want to share about this fascinating country and its food and culture, and I'll be writing several themed posts over the coming months. But just for now, these are extracts adapted from my journal, written while I was in Hanoi, and some of which I published on Facebook and Instagram at the time. They are not comprehensive at all, but just scratch the surface of all I did and saw, highlighting one stand-out experience from each day, in the same style as the journal I've already posted from my time in Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon.

XO Tours Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City

XO Tours Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City


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XO Tours Vietnam OK, I admit it. I’m not normal! Now I’m not admitting to some serious mental deficiency. I mean this, of course, only in the statistical sense – you know, the &#8…

Hue Street Food for Happy Vietnam Food Tour

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Hue is romantic in each of its details, from culture to history, beauty, and food. Not only do the tourists come to this city to visit the Imperial Citadel, Perfume River, Thien Mu Pagoda, etc., but some also enjoy the Hue Street Food. The trip will lack something enjoyable if you skip the chance to […]

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Arizona Broadway Theatre Returns to Center Stage at the Herberger Theater Center

by azbroadway @ Arizona Broadway Theatre | AZ's Leader in Musical Theatre

Will Produce both Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and A Christmas Carol in 2017 Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) and Herberger Theater Center (HTC) today announced that they will co-present both Disney’s Beauty and the Beast...

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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…

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Eagles v. Hotel California: After Lawsuit, Band Reaches A Settlement

by Merrit Kennedy @

The Hotel California was, according to a case filed against it by legendary rock band The Eagles, living it up a little too much. The rock band sued the Mexico-based hotel, which shares a name with the band's iconic 1976 song, resulting in a settlement Thursday. The settlement's terms were not disclosed. The Eagles accused the Hotel California, located on the Baja California peninsula, of trying to trick visitors into thinking that it is one and the same as the "lovely place" of its most-successful song. In court documents, the rock band claims that the song, from the album of the same name, wafts through the lobby, while merchandise in the gift shop describes it as the "legendary" hotel. "Such a designation only makes sense," the plaintiffs wrote in their complaint, if the hotel is "somehow connected with the Eagles' famous and legendary song, which it is not." In fact, the hotel was originally named Hotel California in 1950, predating the song. But according to court documents, its

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 …

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How to go from Hanoi to Hue City

by Vietnam Drive @ Vietnam car rental with driver

It is because that many tourists ask about how to travel from Hanoi to Hue City. Today, Vietnam Drive will guide you some ways to travel from Hanoi to Hue,…

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Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

HCMC Opens Pedestrian Streets For Lunar New Year

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Ho Chi Minh City wants to turn De Tham and Do Quang Dau Street into pedestrian streets for entertainment activities during the Lunar New Year festival (Tet). A representative from HCM City’s People Committee said the two new walking streets are expected to create more space for cultural […]

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Christmas 2017: What’s on my holiday menu this year?

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Our family celebrates Christmas, and that’s less than a couple of weeks away. My, how time flies. Following the likes of my post on our Thanksgiving menu last month, I thought I’d share with you what I’ll be making in our kitchen for this year’s Christmas dinner. Since the hubs and I hosted his family […]

News, Dining, Music, Best Of, Arts, Film | Pittsburgh City Paper

News, Dining, Music, Best Of, Arts, Film | Pittsburgh City Paper


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42 Hoang Dieu: A street food paradise

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

When we find great street food for our tour, we tend to find it in random spots, usually a bit of a drive away from each other. So it’s a rare occurrence when we stumble across a group of stalls that boggles the mind with the amount of choice and quality. We were even more […]

After Four Months Without Power, A Puerto Rico Town Strings Its Own Lines

After Four Months Without Power, A Puerto Rico Town Strings Its Own Lines

by Adrian Florido @

Four months after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, nearly 40 percent of the island's electricity customers remain without power. Rosa Cruz and her husband, Luis Felipe Colón, both retired, are among them. They've eaten mostly canned food and prayed that Rosa doesn't have an asthma attack, because they can't plug in her nebulizer. Their little house in a rural part of western Puerto Rico sits on a hillside. From their porch, they look down on the town of San Sebastián. "When there was no electricity," Colón says, "it looked really beautiful at sunset." But slowly, the lights are coming back on. Colón says as power is restored to the town below, it's looked even more beautiful. "I tell him, 'look there's light down there,' Rosa says. 'It's getting closer to us!'" This morning, the couple woke up and saw that a crew had re-hoisted the downed utility pole in front of their house. Colón says he literally jumped. "What joy!" he said. "It's our turn!" San Sebastián takes charge

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…

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Spinal Taps, a Burglary, and a Legal Nomads Hiatus

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

Legal Nomads is on hold for the time being.

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Everything We Ate in South Korea

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

This is (almost) all the food we ate during our 2 weeks in South Korea. The absolute number one thing we were looking forward to in South Korea was the food. It did not disappoint. We were introduced to new dishes we had never had before, and some old dishes that we had eaten bastardized [...]

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Thac Ba National Lake – a “Halong” in the mountainous Northern region of Vietnam

by admin @ Cruise Mekong River

Located in both Yen Binh and Yen Yen districts in Yen Bai province, Thac Ba Lake was formed when local people dammed the Chay River up to build the first Thac Ba hydroelectric plant in the North. In 1996, Thac Ba Lake was recognized as a national monument. Travel to Yen Bai with: Indochina tours

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Sai Gon City Walking Tour

by editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Date: 9 am – 11/01/2018 Guides: Truc Quynh and Dong Minh Guests: Sarah and Henry Address: 138 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1 – Avanti Hotel. Picking up It is the second city tour we’ve got. We arrived at the hotel at 9 am then asked the receptionist to call the guests. Unfortunately, Sarah got […]

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Low-Carb Christmas Leftovers Recipe: Cheese & Cranberry Rolls

Low-Carb Christmas Leftovers Recipe: Cheese & Cranberry Rolls

by Santé Bon Viveur @ Santé Bon Viveur

Hello, and I hope you had a fantastic Christmas! Still got some leftover cheese and cranberry sauce to use up? Same here. So yesterday I came up with these cheese and cranberry rolls to use up mine. They're a great vegetarian alternative to sausage rolls that are low-carb/keto and free of added sugar, artificial sweeteners, wheat and gluten.

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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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…

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Bun Thit Nuong

by Vinh @ http://streetfoodiessaigon.com

Bun Thit Nuong Simple yet so complex, bun thit nuong has to be one of our favourite street food dishes in Vietnamese cuisine. Translated to noodle meat grilled, it’s a dish that lends well to the climate of Vietnam as it’s more of a salad than a noodle dish. It’s all about the layers in […]

Man Pulls 5 1/2-Foot-Long Tapeworm Out Of His Body, Blames Sushi Habit

Man Pulls 5 1/2-Foot-Long Tapeworm Out Of His Body, Blames Sushi Habit

by Vanessa Romo @

Put away the soy sauce and wasabi and get ready to be grossed out. A Fresno man and avid lover of sushi — more specifically, salmon sashimi — pulled a 5 1/2 foot-long tapeworm out his own body. It had been growing inside of him for some time. Doctor Kenny Banh recounted the gruesome story as a guest on a recent episode of " This Won't Hurt A Bit ," a medical podcast that dissects odd or unusual health cases with experts. As Banh tells it, about two months ago he was working in the emergency room at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, Calif., when a young man walked in complaining of bloody diarrhea. But, unlike other patients who come in with similar ailments of abdominal pain and cramping, this guy also asked to be treated for worms. The request seemed odd to Banh, but then the anonymous young man handed him a plastic grocery bag. And that's when Banh saw it. "I take out a toilet paper roll, and wrapped around it, of course, is what looks like this giant, long tapeworm," Banh

Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Recipe: Healthy vegan Southwestern quinoa bowl

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Happy new year, and welcome to 2018! I don’t really make new year’s resolutions because I believe self-improvement is something on which one should constantly work—I guess you could say I believe in year-round resolutions—but for most people, a new year marks new beginnings, a newer and improved version of yourself. This means many resolutions […]

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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

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Silverland Sakyo Hotel and Spa

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Top Ten Cultural, Sport, Tourism Events In 2017

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

On 10th January the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced the top ten cultural, sport, tourism events in 2017. Following is the list of standout events: * Outstanding cultural events:  -Xoan singing and the art of Bai Choi were added to the UNESCO Representative List of […]

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

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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