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World School Morocco: Living The Berber Life

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

A chunk of Moroccan flat bread lands on the table in front of me. Another chunk thunks down in front of each of my kids. Fayza, Mohamed’s wife, is.

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Thong Nhat Park’s Mirror House gets new look

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

 The Mirror House in Thong Nhat Park is a place closely related to the childhood memories of most 7x and 8x generations in Hanoi. The Mirror House was built by the Czechoslovakian Government in 1979.

First Term of World School Done and Dusted

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We’re back home in Vietnam, resting up after our first term of World School. We covered a lot of ground in three months. Seven countries, no less! It was.

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5 Best Photos with Hashtag #HoChiMinhCity

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

Let’s see what we have on Instagram with the hashtag #HoChiMinhCity and #Saigon. These following are 5 best photos this week which was taken in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Blogger Julia Doan wrote about her picture: “I love current Saigon for its clash of generations and lifestyle. You can find […]

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Living like a Digital Nomad in Ubud

Living like a Digital Nomad in Ubud

by Elwjay @

One month has passed in that way time passes when you are living someplace new and different. Fast yet slow. Plenty of days spent in a mixed blur of laziness and work; motorbike adventures and days where we barely left the house or our computers. Getting comfortable. Learning the lay of the land. We’ve been in Bali a month and we […]

Best Places for Live Music in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

Wonder about the best places for endless entertaining nightlife in HCMC? HCMC’s nightlife means very different things depending where you are or what’s your taste. How about enjoy some live music while having a glass of beer or cocktails in the chilling atmosphere? Check out our 5 recommendations of the […]

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Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville by train

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

The railway line from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville was reopened for passenger services in 2016 after 14 years of being out of action. I’ve been to Phnom Penh numerous times and I have always admired the old train station, hoping that one day that train services would resume. If you want to ride the only […]

The 6 Best Shopping Destinations in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Shopping in South Korea is a serious business. In fact, it might seem that all South Korean’s do is shop. But having explored the shopping districts of the city, I can sympathise. The diversity found in Korean design is exhilarating, as are the multitude of markets selling fabrics, haberdashery and handicrafts. There are way too many to mention them all, but these six destinations were particular favourites of mine. Within them I found everything that is integral to contemporary Korean style, from antiques to Hanboks, vintage fashion to cultural crafts, and stylish concept stores to sensational street food. Exploring the city in this style will serve you well. If you love shopping you’re gonna love Seoul, so let yourself get sucked into the mad but exciting consumerist culture that South Korea has to offer. Dongdaemun Market Dongdaemun market is one of the biggest haberdashery and fabric markets that I’ve ever had the joy to visit. There are over 50,000 manufacturers selling wholesale clothing, fabric, trimming and unique fashion items. The maze-like mini-metropolis is spread over two buildings and six floors. Give yourself plenty of time to explore this cave-of-wonders. The crowd here is mixed; expect to bustle your way through […]

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An updated map of the future Saigon Metro

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[HCMC Metro Map (download full resolution image here.] Out of all the megacities of Southeast Asia, Saigon is the only city without any form of metro transport. Even the traffic-dystopias of Jakarta and Manila have a few rail lines between them. This will change when the first metro line in Saigon opens sometime after 2020 […]

Very Ngon Homewares

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

When Lise Nguyen-Owen came to Vietnam in 2008 to volunteer at a non-governmental organisation, she noticed a disturbing dearth of tea towels. Then she discovered ...

12 More Things Filipinos Love

12 More Things Filipinos Love

by kieranwemysscrowe @ kieranwemysscrowe

Hey y’all. This list is a horse that I have almost comprehensively flogged (see here and here, and I guess …

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Things to Do in Saigon II, Vietnam Motorbike Trips

Things to Do in Saigon II, Vietnam Motorbike Trips


Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia

Being well-known as the busy and dynamic city, Ho Chi Minh City is not only famous for the modern shopping center or the skyscrapers.

What’s B12 and why should you take it?

by Chiara Squinzi @ La Holista

Today we wanted to talk about vitamin B12.  Vitamin B12 is not made by animals or plants, but by microbes. Although vitamin B12 is found in animal foods, it is not synthesised by plants or animals. Only bacteria make biologically active vitamin B12, animal tissues store “bacteria-synthesised B12” which can then be passed along the food chain by animals […]

Freaky Friday #7 – Vietnamese beach lifestyle, street food carts & strict sun avoidance

by domilia @ Expat bug

We just recently moved to Da Nang where we get to experience the Vietnamese beach lifestyle. It’s also the opportunity to explore two other aspects of the life in Vietnam: their cult of white skin and the street food culture. When you travel to Vietnam, be prepared to experience a much different way of life [...]

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Why you should consume probiotics?

by Chiara Squinzi @ La Holista

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

5 Signs Your Training Efforts Are Failing

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

We have again gone full circle… a new year has started… what does 2018 hold for you? Is this going to be the year you ...

Thanh Hoa People’s Committee Vice Chairman dismissed

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

On December 26, 2017, the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat issued Decision 651-QD/TW on applying disciplinary measures against Ngo Van Tuan, member of the provincial Party Committee and the provincial Party Civil Affair Committee by dismissing him from all Party-related positions. According to the Secretariat, Tuan violated Party and State regulations on personnel appointment during the […]

Copper Cow Coffee: Vietnamese Pour-Over Goes Global

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

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

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Foreign man wanted for involvement in setting Hanoi woman on fire

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Police in Hanoi’s Tay Ho District are looking for a 52-year-old foreign man suspected of setting a local woman on fire. The manhunt was launched following reports that the victim, a 34-year-old tailor shop owner, had been severely injured by gasoline fire while in her shop on Dang Thai Mai Street on Monday. Police identified […]

Sports & music in Saigon - 2 cultural aspects of Vietnam | Expat bug

Sports & music in Saigon - 2 cultural aspects of Vietnam | Expat bug


Expat bug

Freaky Friday #1 - Focus on 2 cultural aspects of Vietnam: sports & music. We'll take you rock climbing, listening to live music and trying out local food.

Enjoying The Good Life For Less in Ho Chi Minh City

by Sharyn Nilsen @ Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Postcards

My husband Tim and I live in a quiet neighbourhood, walking distance from the centre of Ho Chi Minh City. Our modern, two-bedroom apartment is fully furnished and air-conditioned and for $900 a month the rent includes Pay TV, WiFi, a cleaner two days a week and use of a small gym...

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CHARGRILLED SALMON WITH GINGER, BLACK PEPPER AND FISH SAUCE RECIPE

by bephaus @ Bếp Haus

CHARGRILLED SALMON WITH GINGER, BLACK PEPPER AND FISH SAUCE RECIPE VAN TRAN & ANH VU / RECIPES SEAFOOD On our first trip to the island of Phú Quôc, we headed south and stopped by a food stall on the beach. The stall belonged to a young woman, who served us the most delectable grilled fish, […]

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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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...

Ho Chi Minh City For Kids

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

The ultimate guide to Ho Chi Minh City for kids: classes, activities, parks, sports, cafes, restaurants and experiences. This list was compiled after our big world school adventure, where.

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I Designed Some Hilarious Food Pun T-Shirts!

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

Regular readers of my blog know that I love food, puns and dad jokes. And I’ve figured out a way to combined these three of my favourite things ON.

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How to Write Epic Offers For Your Next Sale  

by emilyrosedallara @ Emily Rose Dallara

Creating offers or discounted promotions for your products or services, is an effective way to tempt your customers to buy in a sale or new launch. Use this sale and offers writing guide to get to grips with sales copy, promotion ideas and the best type of offers for your product or service. You can... Read more »

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The best places to study Vietnamese in Hanoi

by administratorvniyp @ inVietnam

The number of foreigners working in or traveling to Vietnam is increasing rapidly. Besides working or enjoying a holiday in this beautiful country, many international tourists and workers want to learn Vietnamese and explore the country’s culture. If you want to learn Vietnamese in Hanoi and are looking for a reliable Vietnamese training center, try …

The 18 Most Helpful Apps for Living in Saigon

by Laura Nalin @ Willful and Wildhearted

In the age of technology, just about anything can be accomplished with the click of a button. Much of our global society has become reliant on this notion; discussions often resort to someone stating, “I’ll…

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Speed POS: Diagnostic Data For Reactive Restaurateurs

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

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

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7 of My Favorite Brunch Places in Chicago

by Laura Nalin @ Willful and Wildhearted

If there’s one thing Chicagoans do best, it’s brunch. The town is home to some of the most delicious restaurants around, and Windy City locals know it. Whether you’re in the mood for an Insta-worthy…

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Ho Chi Minh City Nightlife Guide [2017]

Ho Chi Minh City Nightlife Guide [2017]


Mad Monkey Hostels

Where to go out in Ho Chi Minh City // Your guide to the best venues. Up-to-date recommendations for everything from nightclubs to wine bars.

Ho Chi Minh City Neighborhood Guide

Ho Chi Minh City Neighborhood Guide


DestinAsian

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

I Designed Some Hilarious Food Pun T-Shirts!

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

Regular readers of my blog know that I love food, puns and dad jokes. And I’ve figured out a way to combined these three of my favourite things ON.

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One of the Best Bars in Saigon, Buddha Bar & Grill Review

by Keith Hancock @ In Se Asia

One of the Best Bars in Saigon: Buddha Bar & Grill It’s been quite a while since I wrote about The Buddha Bar in Thao Dien, District 2, so I thought I’d revisit it. It is after all my local and the bar in which I spend the most time. With its 13th Birthday party […]

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Why the Oaxaca Coast is the perfect chill spot

Why the Oaxaca Coast is the perfect chill spot

by Elwjay @

I’m not one to hold back my love for central Mexico; see my last post, Mexico: Beyond the Beaches. But let’s get real, sometimes all you really want is sunshine and white sand, and warm breeze tickling your face while you sip a cold coconut. You want to nibble fresh fish tacos in the shade. You want vibrant sunsets on your balcony while enjoying strong yet […]

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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Where to Have Fun in April

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

When: Saturday, 9 April 2016 – from 4 pm to midnight Where: 3A Station – 3A Ton Duc Thang, District 1, HCMc Entrance Fee: VND 139,000. ‘Dream Land’ combines an EDM festival with an outdoor flea market and street art market. With over 40 stores, the flea market will have fashion, food and […]

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We’re Home, What’s Next?

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We’ve been home in Ho Chi Minh City for two months but I still haven’t unpacked Big Blue, the rolly suitcase we lived out of during our 10-month world.

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Spectacular Costume & Dance at Korea House in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Korea House is a stunning traditional venue in the center of Seoul promoting the arts, culture and cuisine of Korean people.  The beautiful house and grounds sits on the former residence Paengnyeon Park, who was one of the most highly respected royal subjects during the Joseon Dynesty in the 1400s. The traditional Hanok house was inspired by Jagyeongjeon (Queen Sinjeong residence) from Gyeongbokgung Palace and designed by Eung-soo Shin as a “important intangible cultural property” to showcase Korea’s artistic architectural carpentry. The interior is decorated with ornate painted ceilings and carved wooden panels, and the gardens and courtyards regularly host traditional weddings and ceremonies due to their immaculate beauty. For costume and culture lovers the sites main attraction is The Folk Art Theater. Offering twice daily performances the incredibly talented dancers and musicians showcase their countries cultural heritage through traditional dress, instruments and variety of different dances. The Buchaechum fan dance and the Pungmaul ribbon and drum dance are some of the many highlights during the show will leave you in no doubt about Korea’s contribution to the world of performing arts. The cultural performance at Korea House in Seoul is to date the most spectacular show for traditional costume, dance […]

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Birds in Paradise: A Day in Bali Bird Park

Birds in Paradise: A Day in Bali Bird Park

by Elwjay @

The attendant showed us the calculator screen,”800,000 rupiah…” The cost for two tickets to Bali Bird Park. We hadn’t done our homework. We made the 30 minute drive south from Ubud and arrived to find out the entrance price, the equivalent of $27 USD/each, was far more than our cheap selves wanted to pay for a nonchalant day trip. We looked at each […]

La Villa is the ultimate fine-dining treat in Saigon

by admin @ Ho Chi Minx

Situated in a beautiful white colonial villa in the leafy backstreets of Thao Dien, La Villa is quietly making waves among the fine-dining restaurants in Ho Chi Minh. The restaurant is known for its exquisite french food, produced by Chef Thierry, in the most special of settings – a welcome change from the shiny 5* hotels offering fine-dining experiences. La Villa manages not to be pretentious, yet is firmly traditional in terms of French food being done properly. The villa...

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2 Places to have Tapas in Saigon

by Lisouille @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

For Spanish cuisine lovers, you may miss to have great Tapas. So here are 3 places, where to have Tapas in Saigon. TOMATITO Located on 171 Calmette street, it was previously named Cafe-Restaurant. Indeed, Tomatito is the name of a Spanish Flamenco guitarist, but it is also the name a Tapas Spanish restaurant chain. A […]

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Getting hip in Ho Chi Minh

Getting hip in Ho Chi Minh


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Say hello to Saigon's growing hipster generation

A special tribute to my 3 favorite Vietnamese women

by domilia @ Expat bug

During our extended stay in Vietnam, I met some people I'll never forget.Especially these 3 Vietnamese women who deeply moved me by their kindness.

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Luxury Rentals in the World’s Number One Retirement Destination

by Keith Hockton @ Postcards

Imagine taking in panoramic sea views from your 550-square-metre home. You have five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, a library with a wet bar and a kegerator for draft beer...

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10 Hanoi food shops that don’t need a name to be famous

by administratorvniyp @ inVietnam

In Hanoi, a mobile kitchen, some plastic tables, stools and a few waiters sprinting around are sometimes all it needs to make a street food stall soar. No name, no sign and no advertising, hundreds of street food stalls in Hanoi are still getting by based solely on word of mouth – a practice that …

Part 3 of My Hanoi Holiday (well not really holiday)

by Keith Hancock @ In Se Asia

If you are going to enjoy a Hanoi holiday be prepared to use some energy. This was quite a day. After a great nights sleep I awoke refreshed and ready to go. One infuriating thing about the hotel is that they turned the internet off a midnight. No doubt someone is trying to save electricity! […]

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10 Hanoi food shops that don’t need a name to be famous

by administratorvniyp @ inVietnam

In Hanoi, a mobile kitchen, some plastic tables, stools and a few waiters sprinting around are sometimes all it needs to make a street food stall soar. No name, no sign and no advertising, hundreds of street food stalls in Hanoi are still getting by based solely on word of mouth – a practice that …

Mercy, them’s good eatin’: K-Dizzle’s Guide to Fine Dining in Saigon

Mercy, them’s good eatin’: K-Dizzle’s Guide to Fine Dining in Saigon

by kieranwemysscrowe @ Saigon Food and Drink Guide – kieranwemysscrowe

After reading Lonely Planet’s guide to eating in Saigon, I was left scratching my head at some of their recommendations, …

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Romance And Good Food in Old Saigon

by Keith Hockton @ Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Postcards

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I had heard good things. “I could easily live in Saigon”, my friend Neil had told me after his visit. It’s called Ho Chi Minh City these days, and it’s one of Southeast Asia’s most exciting and interesting cities, with thousands of expats of all ages discovering its distinctive neighbourhoods. In the last year cafes and restaurants have opened all over the city. Just as Vietnam is opening up and welcoming foreigners...

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How to survive gecko-land

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Being a mum of a newborn means long hours of having the baby attached to your chest as she nurses or sleeps (especially if you ...

Vietnam Trip: Easy Weekend Getaways From Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam Trip: Easy Weekend Getaways From Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuong Tuyen @ xpath.co

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

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5 Of The Best Dressed Destinations To Get Your Freak On This Halloween

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Halloween or All Hallows Eve is by far our favorite annual celebration. Traditionally a Pagan turned Christian holiday for remembering the dead, today Halloween is a fully fledged festival treading the fine line between fun and fearsome. It’s a wonderful holiday that encourages people to embrace creativity, let go of your inhibitions and celebrate inner fears. Here’s Haute Culture’s top five global Halloween parties on our blood filled bucket list.  1. GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE, NEW YORK CITY, USA The NYC Halloween parade is the biggest in the world. Sexuality, politics and pop culture infuse through many of the costume designs and all combine to create a hedonistic spectacle of epic proportions. This year, 60,000 participants are expected to attend. The 2016 parade included a papier mache Trump, whilst the 2001 parade was themed ‘Phoenix Rising’. A phoenix puppet led the parade to represent the strength of New Yorkers in the wake of 9/11. A troupe of dancing rod-puppet skeletons always lead the way, dancing through the streets of the city for one day of the year, celebrating the life and soul of NYC.  31st October 2017 http://halloween-nyc.com/ 2. DIA DE MUERTOS, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO. Whilst The Day of the Dead is […]

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6 Saigon vegetarian restaurants for the green lovers

6 Saigon vegetarian restaurants for the green lovers

by Phuong Tuyen @ xpath.co

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

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Saigon Outcast - Container & Nghệ Thuật ở TP. HCM

Saigon Outcast - Container & Nghệ Thuật ở TP. HCM


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Menu Thực đơn & Giá cả , Không gian khác biệt: trên một mảnh đất rộng có những chiếc container được dựng thành, nhiều chương trình và loại hình nghệ thuật, giải trí hấp dẫn, Saigon Outcast - Container

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food (Part 1)

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food (Part 1)

by Phuong Tuyen @ xpath.co

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

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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...

City Guide Singapore

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

The City Guide Singapore gives you a comprehensive guide of the fascinating city-state. Along with Monaco and Vatican City, Singapore is one of three modern day city-states. Located on the tip of the Malay Peninsula and home to 5.5 million citizens, this densely populated country is rich in monetary wealth and diversity. It also boasts […]

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Where to do a picnic in Saigon

by Lisouille @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

When it is not the rainy season, you might be a bit fed up of doing always the same thing on and on, going to the same restaurant on and on. So, what about doing a picnic ? Where to go ? Vinhome Central Park, it is a huge park, not crowded at all for […]

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Red Carpet Treatment and VIP Perks…For Free

by Kurt Jacobson @ Postcards

Once again I’ve been spoiled to ordinary travel. I’ve had meals paid for in excellent restaurants, stayed in a fun and quirky former Masonic Lodge turned hotel and...

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2017 Was The Most Insane Year Of My Life

by Zo @ Let's Just Zo

2017 was a big. fucking. year. I uprooted my entire life to have this crazy, once in a lifetime experience traveling the world with Remote Year. I’ve boarded 60 flights, 11 ferries 5 buses and one motorcycle to travel to 18 countries and 45 cities spanning five continents (Antartica, I’m coming to you in 2018 bb). I’ve checked things off of my bucket list that I didn’t even know were on my bucket list, and have enough stories from the last 365 days to fill a lifetime. I’m going to be that annoying 95-year-old woman who’s constantly talking about “that one time when I traveled the world living and working in a different country every month with 65 likeminded individuals,” and I am totally ok with that. I’m not going to lie: Writing this post gave me a lot  of feels. Scrolling through the old pictures and realizing just how much I’ve accomplished — and how much unbelievably cool stuff I’ve gotten to do in the last year — is both pride-inducing and humbling (… I know that’s technically impossible, but I feel how I feel okurrr?). I’m a completely different person today than I was on January 1, 2017. I’ve seen so much of this […]

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The Pros and Cons of Living in Saigon - Willful and Wildhearted

The Pros and Cons of Living in Saigon - Willful and Wildhearted


Willful and Wildhearted

For those of you keen on learning more about the pros and cons of living in Saigon, look no further! Here's my insight into life in Ho Chi Minh City.

Remote Year Has Made Me An Expert At Running From My Problems

by Zo @ Let's Just Zo

I know that technically, you can’t outrun your problems. I learned that the hard way when I landed in Malaysia last February and my grief over losing my dad didn’t miraculously disappear, and I still had no idea what I was doing with my life or why I felt so lost. Because, as they say, wherever you go, there you are… right? After last month, I’m not so sure. Because even though problems are location independent, a change of scenery can really make a difference. I spent November living in Córdoba, and — spoiler alert — I fucking hated it.  In case you haven’t heard of Córdoba (which, let’s be honest, you definitely haven’t), it’s a small college town in Argentina that’s approximately 10 hours by bus from Buenos Aires. That’s about all you need to know. I had a bad feeling about the city from the moment I arrived — my apartment smelled like mold and garbage and could tell from day one that it was going to be a snooze-fest — and things only went downhill from there. Aside from buying overpriced crop tops that looked like knockoff Limited Too and going for runs in a park littered with […]

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Simple Time Saving Tactics To Manage Your Marketing Better

by emilyrosedallara @ Emily Rose Dallara

Running a health food business is an all-consuming, brain filling, exhausting job. Marketing your small healthy food restaurant, cafe or healthy food product comes second to operations, customer service and dealing with late suppliers. I know, I’ve been there and can relate to the hectic world of running a food business. Your day probably starts... Read more »

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Why France’s Nice is So Much Nicer Than I Thought

by Barbara Diggs @ Postcards

Okay, I made a mistake. For years, I scoffed at the idea of visiting Nice because I assumed it was a glitzy French Riviera city made only for leathery-skinned...

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Road Trip with your Bike – From Hue to Hoi An

by Lisouille @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

You are going to spend some time in the center of Vietnam, planning to visit Hue and ride a bike down to Hoi An. If you have read that it is way too dangerous or even impossible to ride a bike from Hue to Hoi An, this is totally wrong. It will be one of the best […]

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How I Feel About The Last Month of Remote Year

by Zo @ Let's Just Zo

Is there a such thing as being nostalgic for the present? Because that’s how I felt on New Years Eve, drunk on Pisco and high on life, surrounded by people who were strangers a year ago and who I now consider my family. When the clock struck midnight, I kissed every single person within 10 feet of me, and felt so lucky to get to ring in 2018 with such a huge group of people who I love so, so much. Then we spent the rest of the night dancing on the beach, and all I could think about was how #blessed I was to get to start the year with this band of misfits, and how I never, ever wanted it to end. As the night went on (and on, and on, and on), I willed the sun not to come up because it meant that we were one day closer to Remote Year being over. To be clear, it’s not just New Year’s Eve that has me feeling this type of “I miss the present while I’m still living in it” way: This is how it’s been nonstop lately. At karaoke night in Santiago, riding on the bus on the way […]

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11 Things Full-Time Travel Has Made Me Thankful For

by Zo @ Let's Just Zo

For most people, celebrating Thanksgiving away from home is weird and depressing. There’s no family, no football and no turkey, and considering I’m currently in South America, it’s 100 degrees outside and there is ne’er a brown leaf in sight. But for me, it’s made me take pause and make me realize just how lucky I am to have the opportunity to spend this holiday so far away from my family (even though I love them, and don’t even mind the fact that my mom burns the turkey almost every year). Living and traveling full time has changed my perspective on a lot of things, and made me realize just how much I have in my life that I have to be grateful for. I’ve never had to worry about having a roof over my head or enough food on the table, let alone that I’m able to live out I am so, so grateful for this entire experience, something that I am fully aware is “once in a lifetime,” and that most people don’t get to spend an entire year living and working around the world. I’m also so, so blessed to have a family (and friends) who have been […]

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Saigon Weekender

Saigon Weekender


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THIS month on April 30, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest metropolis, celebrates Liberation Day: the 38th anniversary marking the end of the American War and the country’s reunification of north and south.

1000s of La Catrina Parade Through The Streets of Mexico For Día de Muertos 2017

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Over 1000 costume lovers paraded through Morelia in Mexico yesterday dressed as the cultural icon of death, La Calavera Catrina.  Held on the first day of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), families, friends and foreigners flooded the city’s streets for the second year running to see the spectacular congregation of elegant skeletons march towards the central Cathedral. “Death is democratic, because in the end, the mother, the brunette, the rich or the poor, all the people end up being skulls” – José Guadalupe Posada La Calavera Catrina was an illustration created by the Mexican political print maker Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913). Published in local papers the early 1910’s at the start of the Mexican Revolution, the elegant looking skeleton was designed to mock Mexico’s Euro-centric elite, who were believed to be abandoning their indigenous heritage by starting to emulate the fashions and mannerisms of Europeans from Paris and London. Today La Catrina has been fully absorbed into Mexico’s annual festival of the dead and can be seen on everything from t-shirts to porcelain dolls, reminding everyone that no matter how beautiful we are on the outside, we will all end up looking the same in the grave. The costume […]

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What I Learned After 10+ Hours In A Chilean Hospital

by Zo @ Let's Just Zo

Getting sick while you’re traveling is more than just an inconvenience — it can mean the difference between getting to have a once in a lifetime experience and, well, not getting to have a once in a lifetime experience. Which is why when I woke up on Saturday morning with a sharp pain in my stomach, I literally booted and rallied, popped a pill that said “TAKE FOR TRAVELERS DIARRHEA” in Sharpi eon the bottle, and boarded the bus for Portillo Inca Lagoon. I spent the day in agony, fake wine-tasting (every time I ate or drank anything, the pain got worse) and posing for pictures with the fakest smile I could possibly manage. When I got on the bus for the 2.5 hour ride home, I thought I was going to die. Assuming it was just a bad bout of food poisoning, I went straight to bed when I got home and set an 8am alarm to get up and get ready to go on a 3-day beach vacation with my friends. When I got up to pack, I collapsed — I was in so much pain I could hardly stand up. “I’ll just go and then sleep it off at the AirBnB,” […]

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Expat life – Living far far away from family & friends

by domilia @ Expat bug

Moving overseas to call a new city "home" involves long-distance relationships with family & friends. Let's discuss its ups & downs.

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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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South Carolina's First Food Cooperative

South Carolina's First Food Cooperative

by Miranda Peterson @ Mirambling

There's kind of an adrenaline-fueled feeling of pure ecstasy when you finally finish and release a project you've been working on for a while. I got that rush yesterday when I posted this video that I conceived, produced, filmed and edited for Hub City Co-op in Spartanburg. 

This is South Carolina's first food cooperative so this video will be integral in educating people about how and why it's important to shop local and support smaller farms and businesses. 

Have a look and let me know what you think in the comments below and/or like/comment on youtube and of course I always appreciate new channel subscribers. 

Saigon Neighborhoods: Thao Dien

Saigon Neighborhoods: Thao Dien


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14 Reasons Vietnam Is The Best Destination For Textiles Right Now

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Call me biased, but I say with conviction that Vietnam is the most unique and authentic country in South-East Asia. It has 54 distinct ethnic groups, many with their own language, lifestyle and long traditions that have been passed down through the generations. Between the tribal traditions, natural beauty of the landscape, incredible food and hospitable hosts, Vietnam is a must visit country worthy of anyones travel list.  However. Vietnam is rapidly changing, and the changes affect all of it’s diverse people. Increased access to technology, media and mass produced goods are making the world a smaller, more generic place. In Vietnam, this is as evident amongst the younger generations of indigenous ethnic groups whom are now being exposed to a new way of life and opportunities previously unknown to their elders. Naturally, these young people are affected by what they see happening across the country, and they strive to fit in to a culture that was never their own in order to earn their place in the new world encroaching on them. As a result, traditional visual identities through dress are rapidly beginning to evolve, or worse, becoming extinct. This makes Vietnam one of the best destinations for anyone […]

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Trying to Make Sense of Vietnam's Fish Kill

by noreply@blogger.com (Michael) @ Along the Mekong

It's times like these that I'm glad I no longer work for a state-affiliated news organization. Over the last month an environmental catastrophe has rocked central Vietnam, and the reporting on it has been a perfect illustration of how the state media works to emphasize or suppress certain aspects of a story.

Early last month, thousands of dead fish began washing ashore in north-central Ha Tinh Province, the first hint of a disaster that has since spread over 200 km down the coastline to the Da Nang area. This story didn't gain any traction in the media until later last month, when the scope of what was going on became apparent. All kinds of ocean life, including sea birds who feed on fish, was washing ashore, sometimes already in stages of decomposition. 

Fishermen stopped fishing, and attention centered on a steel mill operated by a Taiwanese company called Formosa. The firm is building Southeast Asia's largest steel plant in the Vung Ang Economic Zone in impoverished Ha Tinh, and divers working on the port connected to the plant reported a sickening plume of chemicals being emitted from a wastewater pipeline which ran from the plant into the sea. There were reports of multiple divers complaining of ailments after swimming near the pipeline, and one was even diagnosed with copper poisoning.

Social media sites, which are very active here, lit up in response to all of this news. Formosa came under withering fire from people around the country, and the company responded with awe-inspiring arrogance. One official stated at a press conference that Vietnam had to either "choose steel, or choose fish." Apparently the country can't have both the environment and an economy. Formosa quickly distanced itself from this incredibly tone-deaf official, but the firm continued to deflect any criticism, though they did claim they would get to the bottom of the issue.

The government eventually stepped in and swore to determine the cause of the mass fish kill, but several officials have shown aptitude for chronic foot-in-mouth disease, as they quickly blamed the disaster on other toxins, or possibly a red tide. State outlets like Tuoi Tre even ran stories showing images of red sea water, but they appear to have been clumsily Photoshopped. (It's difficult to work out what's true and what isn't here, but given how much government-sanctioned environmental destruction I've seen over the years I'm inclined towards skepticism of any official 'explanation'.) 

Suffice to say, none of this has satisfied the people of Vietnam. Last weekend, over the course of the Reunification and May Day holidays, demonstrations were held in several major cities, including Saigon. Crowds marched against Formosa holdings signs saying "I choose fish" in Vietnamese and "Get out Formosa", among other slogans. It appears that the authorities largely allowed these demonstrations to proceed, which doesn't happen very often. Of course, there was absolutely no mention of any such events in the local press. There were, however, videos and images of security forces getting violent with a few protesters, but again it's hard to tell exactly what happened (it also doesn't help that I can't read Vietnamese social media posts).

There are a lot of disparate factors at work in this story - it is obvious that the government, despite its pretty words, has sacrificed the environment for development throughout the country, and this angers many people. Tons of dead fish washing up on beaches in four provinces is a very visceral illustration of this, and people have seized on it. The fact that Formosa is Taiwanese doesn't help, as Taiwan is often lumped in with the intense national antipathy towards China, even though it is a separate country. (During riots in reaction to China placing an oil rig in Vietnamese waters two years ago several Taiwanese factories were damaged.) This is also an issue that the government hasn't been concretely implicated in yet (i.e. bribes or disregard for regulations, though proving any of that would be just about impossible anyway), so officials are likely more willing to let people blow off some steam about it.

Of course, in the end it could be possible that Formosa had nothing to do with the fish kill. The government hasn't released any test results from the area, and they don't actually have any obligation to do so, anyway. But this episode has definitely shaken people. I have several friends who are refusing to eat seafood for now, and people who rely on the sea for a living in central Vietnam must be suffering immense financial losses. 

As a self-described environmentalist, my hope is that this disaster marks the beginning of a shift in how the environment is viewed in Vietnam. Many people do care about the space around them, but social education is poor. Some have noted the irony in protesting against pollution while many people here freely litter on a daily basis, throwing plastic bags into storm drains and leaving food containers on beaches. It's easy to blame a huge corporation with moronic leadership for dumping harmful chemicals into the environment; the harder part will be changing the everyday behavior of people around the country. 

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Tamay’s Textile Workshops, Ta Phin Village, Sapa, Vietnam.

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Are you captivated by the stunning traditional dress of the Red Dao hill tribe people? Would you like to learn more about their symbolic motifs, complex embroidery and elaborate embellishment? Come and immerse yourself in a one on one workshop with Tamay and friends. Nestled high in the hills of Ta Phin village, just 20 minutes drive from Sa Pa town. During you workshop you will… Hear about the significance of textile skills in Red Dao culture today. Discover the meaning behind the symbolic motifs used in the elaborate stitches. Get the opportunity to study various items of the Red Dao traditional dress up close, such as; the coat, trousers, jewelry and children’s hats. Participate in either a hand embroidery, natural dyeing or embellishment workshop with Tamay by your side helping you every step of the way. Who is this textile workshop for? This amazing workshop is suitable for anyone interested in fashion, textiles and ethnic culture.  It will give you real insight and appreciation into the amount of creativity and skills required to maintain this invaluable aspect of Red Dao culture. How to Book Prices start at 800.000 VND per person, per day (5 hours), including all materials and […]

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Osaka

Osaka

by kieranwemysscrowe @ kieranwemysscrowe

Mama-sans I stayed in a rather plush business hotel in downtown Osaka. The hotel had the surreal quality of smelling …

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Saigon art places - where cultural stories of the city are told

Saigon art places - where cultural stories of the city are told


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Arts scatter all around Saigon, in the big galleries and narrow alleys. Here are some of the best Saigon art places to check out while visitng Vietnam.

Sai gon

by bephaus @ Bếp Haus

Elegantly designed evoking the nostalgia of Indochine with bright, sunny rooms in neutral colours…

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food (Part 2)

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food (Part 2)

by Phuong Tuyen @ xpath.co

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

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Long Weekend Getaway – Veranda High Resort Chiang Mai

by Lisouille @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

Something great about Saigon, it is that this is the perfect to travel from. There are so many destinations you can travel to, without spending too much money thank to low cost companies. So if you need a perfect change of landscape, breath fresh air again or just because you are dreaming of discovering Chiang […]

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5 Charming Vietnamese Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

In fact Ho Chi Minh City is famous for its excellent selection of top tier restaurants, from Western fusion or Asian food to the authentic Vietnamese cuisine. But there’s nowhere better to enjoy yourself in the authentic flavors of Vietnamese cuisine than in Ho Chi Minh City. The following guide features […]

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Where to Enjoy Japanese Cuisine in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

Wherever you are in the world, Japan always has this pull on you. A pull that may often be explained by its unique history and culture. But sometimes there’s this pull that leans more on the gastronomic side. Japan has always been known for its part cuisine and part work […]

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Meet the Health Food-Preneurs: Hugh, Co-Founder of Ugly Drinks

by emilyrosedallara @ Emily Rose Dallara

They’re taking over office vending machines and shoving big brands off supermarket shelves. If sugar free is life, Ugly Drinks are your new BFFs. As part of an interview series, based on health food startups, I decided to mix it up a bit with a non-foodie company this month. My mission right now, is to... Read more »

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The Vibrant Vietnam Night Life Activities You Should Not Miss

The Vibrant Vietnam Night Life Activities You Should Not Miss

by Bach Loan @ xpath.co

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

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Ho Chi Minh City For Kids

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

The ultimate guide to Ho Chi Minh City for kids: classes, activities, parks, sports, cafes, restaurants and experiences. This list was compiled after our big world school adventure, where.

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5 Awesome Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

If you want a calming and serene place to grab a bite, then Hum is the best go-to. The name Hum comes from the Buddhist mantra “om mani padme hum” which means “peace comes from within”.  The vegan restaurant first opened in 2012 in a beautiful colonial-style villa. The charming […]

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24 Hours in Ho Chi Minh

by admin @ Ho Chi Minx

Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as the locals still call it, is a rising Asian star sprawling across the Mekong delta. The mammoth river meanders past both glitzy new skyscrapers and clusters of low thatched huts, marking this diverse city’s intoxicating mix of old and new worlds. Motorbikes and scooters swarm through the streets of Saigon carrying families of five, portable street kitchens and even wide-screen TVs. The French influence lingers in the tree-lined boulevards and colonial buildings of District...

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Vietnam shopping guide | The best things to buy as souvenirs

Vietnam shopping guide | The best things to buy as souvenirs

by Bach Loan @ xpath.co

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

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We’re Home, What’s Next?

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We’ve been home in Ho Chi Minh City for two months but I still haven’t unpacked Big Blue, the rolly suitcase we lived out of during our 10-month world.

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Budget Travellers or Cheapskates?

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

This is probably a bit contentious but today I am going to write about the plethora of stories that are cropping up on social media ...

Where to Eat True “Pho” in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

Just as China has dimsum, Japan has sushi or Italy has spaghetti, Vietnam has pho as the soul and symbol of Vietnamese cuisine and left a deep impression to foreign visitors. Generally, Pho (/fʌ/, /fə/, /fər/, or /foʊ/), is a nutritious Vietnamese soup made with beef or chicken broth, rice noodles and a […]

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How to Stay Popular in the Health Food Marketing World

by emilyrosedallara @ Emily Rose Dallara

Your healthy food brand looks great, your product tastes even better. But is your marketing message up to scratch? Learn 3 techniques that will make your food marketing even better. Marketing and branding your health food business well, in an increasingly competitive market is more important than ever. Startup health food businesses are quickly becoming... Read more »

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Alternative Saigon Shopping Experiences: Weekend And Flea Markets - Vietcetera

Alternative Saigon Shopping Experiences: Weekend And Flea Markets - Vietcetera


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Shopping is made easy in Vietnam. From tailored suits to hiking bags to coffee and tea, you name it, this country has it.

A National Disgrace

by noreply@blogger.com (Michael) @ Along the Mekong

I've been thinking of resuming this blog for some time, as there's been a lot going on in Saigon to write about, but I need to vent first. Watching the events taking place in America over the past week has been utterly embarrassing, disheartening and shameful. I generally try to avoid politics online, but the election of Donald Trump as president (I still can't believe I have to type that) is the lowest I've ever felt as an American. His toxic racism, xenophobia, misogyny, vulgarity, dishonesty and all around boorish behavior is nothing short of pathetic, and now it's all been legitimized by his shocking electoral college victory.

My last post on here was about President Obama's visit to Vietnam. Say what you will about the man's policies, but I challenge anyone to argue that he is not a highly intelligent, thoughtful and charismatic individual, part of a wholesome, scandal-free family that is an image of everything America should strive for. Being an American abroad during his presidency has been great, at least where I've traveled. Obama's decency did well for America's image overseas after the ruinous Bush presidency, and all of that stands to be undone the second Trump takes over the White House (if it hasn't already).

This has been a difficult week for me, and I actually have it pretty easy compared to many. As a white male with a decent income I don't have much to worry about from a Trump presidency, at least not on the micro level. But I'm scared for my friends who aren't white, who aren't straight, and aren't male. I can't even imagine how women must feel right now, to see a flawed but unquestionably qualified and competent woman lose to the raging id of male chauvinism - to now have to call president a man who bragged about "grabbing women by the pussy." I don't understand how any woman could've voted for such a man, but apparently millions did.

I watched the election results start to come in on Wednesday morning at an event held by the American consulate in the very room where Obama charmed hundreds of young Vietnamese earlier in the year. The mood early in the morning was upbeat - I, along with literally everyone I know here, fully expected Clinton to prevail, expected the long nightmare of Trump's presence on the national stand to finally come to the thorough defeat he so deserved. The event was catered by Starbucks, McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts - rarely have I felt more American than while eating an Egg McMuffin with a Starbucks iced coffee. A virtual poll of attendees showed that 75% favored Clinton, while about 20% were for Trump. Most of the young Vietnamese were cheering for Clinton, though some like Trump because they think he is a successful businessman. It's hard to explain his repulsiveness to someone who hasn't grown up learning about America's deep racial and gender divides.

Even while the results in Ohio and Florida started to turn towards Trump, we remained sure Clinton would pull through. Eventually I went home since the next round of results was taking a while, and then on to a work meeting. By that point it was clear that something was going horribly wrong. The meeting ended, and we all checked our phones - it appeared to almost be over. I met a friend at a bar and as soon as I sat down there was breaking news: Clinton had conceded. I fired off an angry Facebook status and began downing beers. How the fuck had this happened? How could tens of millions of Americans look at Trump's epic laundry list of horrible things and say, "ah, who cares?"

I was baffled, and it made me realize how disconnected I am from such voters. Obviously I'm physically disconnected since I'm in Vietnam, but I couldn't even fathom voting for such a man, and yet he had won. What did this mean for the country? How the hell do we come back from this and try to bridge these divides? I don't blame the people who voted for Trump - or at least not most of them. I fully understand that many have legitimate economic concerns. But the way his campaign played out - its bald-faced hatred of the Other, its complete disregard for decency and empathy and, especially disturbing as a member of the media, its constant denigration of the press - was disturbing in ways that I can't even articulate.

I've tried to find rays of hope - Trump contradicts himself so often, maybe he won't do any of the awful things he's proposed. He's a businessman, so maybe he can be pragmatic and make deals. But people don't change at age 70, and Trump's vice president might have even more abhorrent views than he does. It's been very difficult for me to find anything positive here. The country is divided as ever, we have completely screwed generations to come by electing a climate change-denier, and no one actually has any idea what Trump is going to do. Start a trade war with China? An arms race in Northeast Asia? Pull out of NATO? Something actually good? I have no idea, but I'm not optimistic. I've told my family that I will have to think long and hard about visiting America during Trump's presidency (it has to just be one term, right?). I probably will end up doing so at some point, but I would feel gross, like I was lending my (meaningless, of course) stamp of approval to this ghastly turn of events. For now, I'm just happy to be in Vietnam, trying to explain to my friends from other countries what the hell we've done.

I will actually post some Vietnam-related stuff soon, so stay tuned.

My Favorite Fashion Finds From All Over The World

by Zo @ Let's Just Zo

My name is Zoe Weiner, and I am addicted to foreign artist’s markets. Every time I arrive in a new city, my favorite thing to do is scope out the best places to buy local artisan goods. I’m completely obsessed with finding one-of-a-kind, handmade things that I couldn’t get anywhere else. Plus, I always feel like a really worldly ass hole when people compliment me on what I’m wearing and I get to say “Thanks! I bought it in India for $12.” More than anything, though, I love these pieces because there are stories behind them. Every time I put them on, I get to remember an adventure I had this year, which makes me love wearing them more than anything else I own. Read on for some of my favorite buys from this year, and why they’re all so special to me.   Longyi, Malaysia A “Longyi” is a traditional part of Malaysian dress, and all of the participants in our group were gifted with one when we arrived for our first month in Malaysia. I actually stole this one from James and wore it all over Bali.   Longyi, Malaysia (pt. 2) Ok, this is my Longyi, and here’s […]

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1st Time to Ho Chi Minh: Where Should I Stay? - Where Should I Book My Hotel

1st Time to Ho Chi Minh: Where Should I Stay? - Where Should I Book My Hotel


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If you’re a first-time visitor to Ho Chi Minh City, it’s important to know where to stay and which hotel that best suits your budget and preference. Without proper research, this could lead to unnecessary hassles and travel expenses. Hailed as Vietnam’s biggest city and

Saigon by Day – Saigon by night

by Keith Hancock @ In Se Asia

Saigon by night is a truly remarkable place to be. One thing that has always excited me about big cities is the way they change from day to night. This has never been more true than in Saigon. The streets that are bustling through the day come even more alive at night. It is however […]

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Morocco to increase high-ranking visits to Vietnam

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

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

24 Hours in Los Angeles: A Day of Eating, Drinking & Art in LA

by Madeline Burch @ Departful

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PRAWN TAMARIND

by bephaus @ Bếp Haus

PRAWN TAMARINDVAN TRAN & ANH VU / RECIPES SEAFOOD Simple, fast and a variation on the humble prawn curry, this meal is proof that a good sauce can turn a simple dish into something special.

5 of the Best Rooftop Bars in HCMC

by admin @ Ho Chi Minx

As Ho Chi Minh City grows up, so does it’s selection of rooftop spots to suit all tastes. Saigon offers historic heights which became famous for the role they played during the war, and brand new shiny skyscrapers providing panoramic views and party vibes. Unlike other cities, rooftop drinking is affordable in Saigon, especially if you take advantage of the happy hours and offers that most of the bars listed offer. This is an introduction to five of the top spots in...

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In Pictures: 7 Liveable European Cities You Might Not Yet Know About

by Gigi Griffis @ Postcards

It’s no secret that Europe is a great place to live. Its many countries are known for excellent cuisine, gorgeous ocean views, jagged Alpine landscapes, great healthcare and some of the best public transportation systems on the planet...

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How to get to Ihwa Mural Village in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Just a ten minutes uphill walk along Seoul city wall near Daehakno district  sits the Ihwa Mural Village. Climbing away from the city, the air clears, the noise stills and suddenly as you reach the very top of Mount Naksan you find a village dedicated to something quite unexpected; street art. Eleven years ago, Ihwa ‘moon village’ (so called because of it’s fantastic hill-side views of the moon) had been destined for destruction, due to it being rather run down and slum-like. Historically, moon villages were homes to the working class, who couldn’t afford housing down in the flatter, central parts of the city. The village was saved in 2006 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, who decided to transform the village as part of their ‘Art in the City’ initiative. Artists selected by the committee were commissioned to design 64 installations under the theme of ‘Mix, Connect and Get Together’. Over the course of six months, 70 painters (including local volunteers, art college students and visiting artists) covered the village from schools to homes, underpasses to stairways, walls, fences and rooftops with beautiful and diverse murals. After having become something of a tourist attraction the once slum-like […]

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So, how is the daily life as a French expat going?

by domilia @ Expat bug

Once the expatriation process is finalised comes the adaptation to a new daily life.  This is the beginning of the expat life. Changing your routine and stepping away from your comfort zone are not a challenge that everyone can take up. Moving overseas to settle down in a new foreign city requires courage, dedication and [...]

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Things to Do in Vung Tau, Vietnam

by Laura Nalin @ Willful and Wildhearted

I have a confession to make: I don’t think I like big cities. Seeing as I grew up in Pennsylvania, I’ll always choose nature over concrete. Despite this, my conflicting emotions have always drawn me…

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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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Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City: An Insider’s Guide

by Sharyn Nilsen @ Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Postcards

Visiting Vietnam for a short holiday is far different to living here. Unless you have an insider’s view, that is.

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Vietnamese Fashion Brands: The Future Of Brick And Mortar Retail

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

With the current Vietnam fashion retail market reported to be worth US $358 million, Vietnam is attracting global industry players drawn by its double-digit growth figures of 22.5%. For the consumer, that means choice across different segments; for the retailer, that means new strategies are required to increase sales both on- and offline. Despite impressive […]

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My Trip To Iguazu Totally Changed My Opinion On Solo Travel

by Zo @ Let's Just Zo

I went on a solo trip earlier this year, and promptly decided that traveling alone was *not* for me. What’s the point of doing anything fun if there wasn’t anyone to share it with? Plus, how are you supposed to get any good pictures without a friend to take them for you? Lately, though, I’ve been feeling really, really overwhelmed. My month in Buenos Aires was a whirlwind, and I spent every day and night that I was living there doing something, surrounded by a million people, trying to distract myself from what I was going through. I’m not exaggerating when I say I went out 30 nights in a row, and never spent more than 15-20 minutes by myself. I was also working out like a crazy person, and sleeping 3-4 hours every night. It was exactly what I needed at the time, and I’m really grateful that I got to experience the city in the way that I did, but it was a *lot.* So this month, I’ve decided to take some *me* time to reflect. As it turns out, though, self reflection isn’t all that easy when you’re constantly surrounded by 65 people. So, I booked a flight to […]

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

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

by Ngan Hoang @ xpath.co

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

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Elephant Garden: Glorious Thai and Indian Food in Saigon

by Keith Hancock @ In Se Asia

Thai and Indian food in Saigon, at the same venue? This is the best news in a while, Baba’s my favourite Indian restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City have opened a new outlet in the Elephant Garden at 232 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien, District 2. This is great for me, their unbeatable lunch deals […]

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Lamingtons, Low Costs and Little Luxuries

by Esther de la Cruz @ Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Postcards

Most people who think of Ho Chi Minh City imagine streets teeming with motorcycles, the clank-clank-clank of new hotels and skyscrapers going up and a never-ending whirl of locals and tourists caught up in the energy and excitement of big city life. And you can certainly find that here. But there’s so much more to Ho Chi Minh City…

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5 Hotspots and Hidden Gems in Vietnam

by Wendy Justice @ Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Postcards

Hoi An is just 30 minutes south of Da Nang. This small city is home to about 300 expats, including many Australians. Hoi An is full of businesses that cater to the large number of international visitors who come to see its historic communal halls, temples and residences—preserved for centuries following the 16th and 17th century settlement of Chinese, Japanese and European traders.

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I have changed, and so will this blog.

I have changed, and so will this blog.

by Dahye Jung @ Hey Dahye

Dear readers, 

I apologize for my lack of posts. My absence is due to a need for a break.

A break to reflect and gain inspiration, for the goal of creating a strategy for this platform's long-term vision. 

The girl that founded this blog seven years ago has changed through her experiences transitioning from teens to twenties, and has gained a few insights of her own. The woman she is become today is not reflected in the current state of heydahye.com. 

I want the content published online, open to the world to see, to be valuable.

Meaningful. Engaging. Provoking. 

The time you give on this website should give something back to you. 

I am happy to say that this month-long hiatus has been successful. I am inspired, and have a clear vision on the path to take moving forward. I am working on a new platform, new branding, and most importantly, a new message that makes my heart EXCITED! 

I hope you feel the excitement with me. 

I will see you in January 2018. 

xo, Dahye 

 

Endurance Athlete Chi Nguyen Aims To Run In 100 Cities

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

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

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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!

Mooncakes: Celebrating The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, known as “Tet Trung Thu,” is Vietnam’s second most popular holiday. In Ho Chi Minh City, the appearance of pop-up yellow and red stalls announces the coming of the Moon Festival, a lesser-known holiday to foreigners, yet the second most widely celebrated Vietnamese holiday. Traditionally falling on the 15th day of the […]

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Phats Dumpling House dishes up trendy fusion dumplings in Thao Dien

by admin @ Ho Chi Minx

Phat’s Dumplings is a colourful shoebox of a restaurant, doing interesting things with dumplings since its opening earlier in 2016. The interior is decked with old Asian movie posters and brightly painted wooden shutters, setting a cheerful and cheeky tone. For me, it’s the perfect spot for a quick lunch or dinner, with its speedy, casual service. With only 25 seats and no reservations you do have to chance it, but once you’ve pulled up a stool, the range of...

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The Lady Traveler’s Guide to Packing Light

The Lady Traveler’s Guide to Packing Light

by Elwjay @

Four years ago I wrote a post detailing all the things I’d be bringing with me on my first open-ended trip: see Packing for an Unforeseeably Long Trip. As one could imagine, I’ve learned a few things throughout my years of long-term travel. Surprisingly many of the items I packed during my first trip, I’ve managed to keep and continue using. […]

Sunday Lunch at The Deck – Review by Ho Chi Minx

by admin @ Ho Chi Minx

For me, The Deck is a soothing tonic to Saigon’s hot and hectic madness. Nestled on the banks of the Mekong in Thao Dien (District 2), the restaurant and bar serves up a large dose of escapism alongside beautifully presented plates of Asian and Western food on a serene wooden deck jutting out over the river. Sunday lunch in this tranquil spot is fast becoming a crucial part of my Saigon weekend. Saturday evening, on the other hand, is a...

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27 Things to do in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

27 Things to do in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)


Haute Culture Textile Tours

27 Things to do in Saigon Ho Chi Minh City shows you the secret places to shop, amazing street art to see, and the best bars to view the electric skyline. 

Huge crowds expected in Vietnam’s top tourist destinations this spring festival

by administratorvniyp @ inVietnam

The Lunar New Year, the most important festival in Vietnam, is no longer just about house parties. The long holiday has become a good time to travel, and bookings in popular tourist towns across the country have been flooding in. Travel fever has spread from the southern island of Phu Quoc to the mountainous town …

HO CHI MINH ITINERARY

HO CHI MINH ITINERARY


Hey Dahye

 

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...

Tips to Start and Market a Street Food Business Successfully

by emilyrosedallara @ Emily Rose Dallara

The street food business is a lucrative industry to be in. With the rise in Instagram food porn and the hipster feel surrounding it, it is surprising that more people haven’t tried their hand at setting up some kind of business. Hell, I have no idea why I am not doing it? Oh wait, I... Read more »

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[HCMC] Halloween Party - Family Oriented - Dutch Business Association Vietnam

[HCMC] Halloween Party - Family Oriented - Dutch Business Association Vietnam


Dutch Business Association Vietnam

EuroCham together with the Irish Business Association (IBAV) in Vietnam and the Saigon Gaels present the scariest Halloween Party in town starting in the afternoon and into the night. Let’s come and enjoy a family and fun friendly celebration, where tricks will be followed by many treats with great food, raffles and costume prizes, as well as three live bands! a Fee: Member from EuroCham, IBAV and Saigon Gaels (one drink included): 150,000 VND Non-member (one drink included): 200,000[...] READ MORE

Saigon Outcast

Saigon Outcast


World's Best Bars

Although Saigon Outcast is bit of a trek away in District 2, this bar is nonetheless worth the 20 minute cab ride.

Spotting Wildlife on The Great Kinabatangan River

Spotting Wildlife on The Great Kinabatangan River

by Elwjay @

We booked a 3d/2n tour on the Kinabatangan River with our hostel in Sandakan, Harborside Backpackers. Our shuttle picks us up at a nice time in late morning, and we drive for well over an hour before reaching our accommodation for the next few nights, which is an impressive surprise. Seeing that we booked at a budget hostel, and paid very […]

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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Whiskey, Beer, and Vinahouse: K-Dizzle’s Guide to Saigon Nightlife

Whiskey, Beer, and Vinahouse: K-Dizzle’s Guide to Saigon Nightlife

by kieranwemysscrowe @ Saigon Food and Drink Guide – kieranwemysscrowe

I’ve already published a guide to eating in Saigon, and here is my guide to my personal favourite bars and …

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Activities and Hobbies to start while living in Saigon

by Lisouille @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

We all have been feeling very bored in Saigon (at least one time). So here are activities and hobbies you can start to overcome boredom. Pottery class Located on 402/19 Le Van Sy street in district 3, Meow Pottery workshop offers workshops pottery from Tuesday to Sunday. They have 4 sessions per day (morning, afternoon and […]

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The 2017 Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide Part One

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Three years and counting! The third annual “Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide” is here for the year of 2017 with twenty brandspanking new holiday gifts to fill our hearts with good tidings for our fellow neighbors, fill our homes with one-of-a-kind ornaments, and fill our bellies with foods from around the world. There’s more coming your […]

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5 Places to Visit Outside of Paris, France

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

When a lot of us think of France, we think of the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe: in short, we think of Paris. But, like any country, France is much more than its most famous monuments and locations. When we get out of Paris, and out of the largest and most […]

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Things To Do In Saigon

by admin @ Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia

Ho Chi Minh City is one of the receiving destinations in Vietnam with millions of tourists visiting this city every year. It leads to the high […]

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Why are eggs not heathy Part 2

by Chiara Squinzi @ La Holista

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

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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How to Travel Like a Local in Europe & North America

by Lauren Barth @ Departful

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Things To Do In Saigon II

by admin @ Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia

Being well-known as the busy and dynamic city, Ho Chi Minh City is not only famous for the modern shopping center or the skyscrapers. It is […]

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Saigon Outcast will celebrate Thai water festival, Songkran, in HCM City

Saigon Outcast will celebrate Thai water festival, Songkran, in HCM City


vietnamnews.vn

Saigon Outcast will celebrate the Thai water festival, Songkran, at the HCM City Youth Cultural Centre on April 16

Coastal city lures tourists with history – Travel – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

by vietnaminyourpocket @ inVietnam

Heroes: Statues of the three heroes who repelled Chinese invaders. — VNS Photo Trần Mai Hưởng Viet Nam News by Trần Mai Hưởng People know Hải Phòng as a city of flamboyant trees, an important industrial centre and the biggest port in the north. The city has also long been …

Long Weekend Getaway – Aruntara Boutique Hotel Chiang Mai

by Lisouille @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

When you want to discover Chiang Mai, there are 2 parts: Mountains and the busy city center with the riverside. We have told you about Veranda High Resort located in the mountains, we are now telling you about Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel. This resort is just a paradise on earth. Upon arrival, you will be […]

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Little Escape – La Maison De Campagne Cu Chi

by Lisouille @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

We have been all (at least once) fed up about Saigon and its dust, and in need of a little escape. La Maison De Campagne is the perfect place if you don’t want to go to far and want a nice place to chill. The transportation will cost you from 200,000 – 300,000 VND (one […]

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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

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...

Are eggs really heathy?

by Chiara Squinzi @ La Holista

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

Specialty Delivery Services: Digitally-Driven And To Your Door

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

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

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District Eight’s Marcus Loke’s Life In Furniture Production

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Marcus Loke is the production manager at District Eight. Like many of us, he found his vocation by chance. Disappointed by his high school exams, Marcus set off on his bike to the industrial zone near the edge of his hometown in the north of Malaysia to look for work. That journey led to a […]

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Vespa Adventures delivers on food, fun and originality in Saigon

by admin @ Ho Chi Minx

Stepping out into the scooter-swarmed streets of Saigon feels like a dice with death. The heaving volume of motorbikes weave an elaborate dance; seemingly chaotic but beautifully synchronized. So naturally I jumped at the chance to get the inside perspective and boldly stepped forward to join the riotous mass on a Vespa Adventures tour. This could be considered motorbiking-lite but is thrilling enough to get a decent kick from, especially if you aren’t a regular on two wheels. Vespa Adventures do a variety...

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3 Vietnamese restaurants for a business lunch/dinner

by Lisouille @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

While living in Saigon you may need to find the perfect place to meet your business partners. The place you will pick must be the right one to discuss and consider your future collaboration. You will need something classy, away from the street food and small tables and chairs on the street, with AC of […]

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INTERVIEW WITH THE VISUAL ARTIST HOWARD QIU’S – ‘I HOPE VIEWERS CAN FEEL THE JOY I FEEL WHEN I CREATE’

by Bliss Saigon @ Bliss Saigon Magazine

'Variations on Joy', Howard Qiu's exhibition starts tomorow January 12 at the Vin Gallery HCMC. Don't miss the opening!

The World’s Best Retirement Haven for 2018

by Eoin Bassett @ Postcards

On my mission to find the world’s best retirement havens I have travelled many miles, talked to thousands of expats, paraded down hospital corridors inspecting rooms…

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Inside the Burgeoning Saigon Craft Beer Scene - Prostly

Inside the Burgeoning Saigon Craft Beer Scene - Prostly


Prostly

If you're visiting Vietnam, here's a travel guide covering everything you need to know to experience the rapidly growing Saigon craft beer scene.

Ho Chi Minh City Homeschool Class Project

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We are looking for a qualified teacher to teach a homeschool class of lower primary-aged kids in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from January to June next year (2018)..

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5 Interesting Things To Do in May

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

What: Party on, drink and dance Where: Cargo – 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh, District 4, HCMC When: Saturday, 7 May 2016 – from 8PM till late Ticket Price: VND 300,000 – 600,000 King’s Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Celebrated on 27 April, the date […]

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Labour Day in Australia – Top 5 of categorized things to do on this public holiday

by domilia @ Expat bug

What a pleasure but to have a 3-day weekend. It almost seems like you’re having a mini-holiday. Being able to enjoy your Sunday without having to think about the next day back to school or to work is great! In France, we are experts in public holidays. However, to be honest, Australia has many of [...]

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Ho Chi Minh City Homeschool Class Project

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We are looking for a qualified teacher to teach a homeschool class of lower primary-aged kids in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from January to June next year (2018)..

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Heart of Darkness Present Their New Menu

by Keith Hancock @ In Se Asia

Oh Man! This was a real treat. After 6 months of collaboration with Pizza 4P’s, those lovely people at Heart of Darkness decided to go it alone and present their own food menu to compliment the excellent craft beer menu. Their discerning customers are already used to a standard of excellence when it comes to […]

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An Unusual Holiday In Iceland

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We’re taking a break from our usual programming today with a guest post from my awesome traveling friend, Jody E. I have been begging Jody for years to compile.

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The 2017 Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide Part Two

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

  Christmas is less than 10 days away! Continuing on with the 2017 edition of the “Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide,” I have twenty-four more worldly holiday gift ideas for all the globetrotters and even some for the armchair traveler. And feel free to enter not one, but TWO giveaways at the bottom of the page! […]

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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Say A [Official Music Video] Prod. by Ness

by Bliss Saigon @ Bliss Saigon Magazine

     

Propaganda – Review by Ho Chi Minx

by admin @ Ho Chi Minx

Self-proclaimed ‘Vietnamese bistro’, Propaganda, was packed on a rainy Sunday night when we ventured out to try it. Overlooking the park beside the cathedral in District 1, the restaurant is a spacious room with high ceilings, and a pretty terrace at the front if you prefer to sit outside. The walls are plastered with brightly-coloured murals depicting various scenes of harmonious rural Vietnamese life. The decor and the upbeat music make for a fun, friendly and young environment. The punters were mostly foreigners,...

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5 minutes with Tê Tê Craft Beer | Hive Life

5 minutes with Tê Tê Craft Beer | Hive Life


Hive Life

A team with a diverse background in marketing, web development, design and biochemistry are on a mission to change the change the perception of craft beer in Saigon with Tê Tê Brewery.

“Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back from Joining in the Fun”

by Sharyn Nilsen @ Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Postcards

I can still remember our first extended stay in Vietnam. My husband, Tim, and I were living in Haiphong, a city in the north of the country which had very few tourists or expats. I was planning to teach English for the very first time and anxiety levels were high.

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I Went On A 5 Day Motorcycle Trip Through Chile And It Was THE BEST

by Zo @ Let's Just Zo

When I got a message last week asking if I wanted to go on a 5-day motorcycle trip through Chile, my first thought was literally to laugh out loud. “There is no way I’m doing this,” I told my friends, who also laughed out loud at the thought of me riding through the desert on the back of someone’s motorcycle wearing an actual moto jacket, as opposed to the gold one I bought for myself in Buenos Aires. But the more I thought about it (which, in fairness, was for all of about 15 minutes), the reasons I had for not going became fewer and farther between. When else was I going to get an opportunity like this? How cool would it be to tell my grandkids that I drove through Chile on the back of a motorcycle in my 20’s? Plus, HOW COOL WOULD MY INSTAGRAM CONTENT BE?! “Fuck it,” I responded. “Let’s go.” Cut to 48 hours later (and a lot of deeply concerned texts from my mom asking how many tattoos this motorcycle driver had), and I was cruising through the Chilean desert, thinking “HOW IS THIS MY LIFE?!” Day 1 The first leg of the trip took us 3.5 […]

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Ha noi

by bephaus @ Bếp Haus

A reflection of Old World charms with modern amenities, an array of restaurants to choose from and a poolside bar…

The Handsome Hanbok & Where to Buy One in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

The Hanbok is the traditional dress of Korea, worn by men and women, rich and poor, across the north and the south for over 1600 years. Throughout this time, its general design was similar to the sloping eaves of the Korean traditional house – the hanok – with a soft division of lines and angles. Throughout the centuries, it’s obviously maintained its popularity for good reason. It’s a garment of pure beauty, synonymous with Korean aesthetics and tradition. Thoroughly theatrical and distinct, it’s hard to not admire the strong visual structure of the hanging sleeves, bulging full-length skirt, floral detailing and pretty bows. Women’s Hanboks are comprised of two elements: the jeogori (cropped blouse) and the chima (skirt). It’s said that the wide curved arms of the jeogori represent the warmth of the embrace of the Korean people, and the wide flowing chima symbolises space and freedom. A sad representation, given the borders that now divide the Korean people. Under neath the dress is special type of (adorable) Hanbok underwear and a petticoat which adds the fullness to the silhouette. The whole look is completed with accessories such as a Norigae (hanging good luck charm) and hair accessories. The loose cut of the style […]

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First Term of World School Done and Dusted

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We’re back home in Vietnam, resting up after our first term of World School. We covered a lot of ground in three months. Seven countries, no less! It was.

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TOP 10 EVENTS THIS WEEK IN SAIGON

by Bliss Saigon @ Bliss Saigon Magazine

Here is our guide to the best events this week

Vietnamese restaurants you need to discover

by Nath @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

You love Vietnamese food, yet you’d like once in a while to get off the betten roads of Cuc Gac Quan, Quan Bui, and other well known traditional restaurants? Those are definitely « go to » places where you are sure to get a delicious meal, yet there are so many other places to check out and get […]

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Top Things To Do In Hoian

by admin @ Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia

As a part of the Vietnam motorbike tours Top Gear, Hoi An is the famous destination for tourists with the beauty of nature in harmony with […]

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Industrial parks ready to take off

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

A view of Long Hau industrial park in southern Long An Province. The strong development of industrial parks would make a large contribution to the domestic property market. – Photo longhau.com.vn The strong development of industrial parks would make a large contribution to the domestic property market, according to experts. In 2017, registered foreign direct […]

VNPT to support Ninh Binh province in developing smart tourism

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

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

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Myanmar

by kieranwemysscrowe @ kieranwemysscrowe

Taxi drivers the world over are, with few exceptions, arseholes. I don’t know if you need to be an arsehole …

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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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Friday Five: Top Saigon Travel Resources for Visitors

Friday Five: Top Saigon Travel Resources for Visitors


Departful

Saigon is an exciting mix of rising towers and bustling streets. For travelers who want to tour Saigon without being a tourist, here are five must do things

Where to get your Christmas gifts? - SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

Where to get your Christmas gifts? - SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE


SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

Christmas is coming and you still don’t know what to gift your family and friends? Here are some markets for you to go and do your shopping, spread out between now and late December!   Outcast Boho Market 25th November 2017 From 2 pm to 8 pm Entry: VND20,000 with 1 bottle of Ion Life …

Com tho ga – claypot chicken rice

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

According to the worldwide web, cooking in unglazed pots has been around since Roman times, or 27BC. Cooking rice in claypots is also thousands of ...

Saigon Outcast - In Se Asia

Saigon Outcast - In Se Asia


In Se Asia

Describing self as an “Alternative Lifestyle Venue” Outcast is more than just a bar. It is a gig venue, an art gallery space a coffee bar and a place where trendy types like to come and hang out. Based around three containers dumped on waste ground, it has developed into one of the busiest venues …

EVENTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS WEEK IN SAIGON

by Bliss Saigon @ Bliss Saigon Magazine

Saigon is well into the swing of the begining of the year, and there's a feeling of festivity in the air!

Pasta Alla Carbonara at Saigon Outcast - The Next Somewhere

Pasta Alla Carbonara at Saigon Outcast - The Next Somewhere


The Next Somewhere

In this "Food Finds" post, I took on the Italian dish, Pasta alla Carbonara, cooking it for 70 guests at Saigon Outcast. Recipe printable included.

Back To Black With Conceptual Artist Phuc Van Dang

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

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

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The best of Vietnam this week

by administratorvniyp @ inVietnam

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Top Five Things To Do in Hanoi, Vietnam

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Ho Chi Minh City may have eclipsed Hanoi as Vietnam’s most populace city, but one cannot forget that Hanoi, Vietnam is the political heart of the nation, the capital of one of the world’s last communist fronts. They say that Hanoi is the most Asian city of all Asian cities. Personally, it’s hard to dictate […]

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Meet the Food-Preneurs: Ape Snacks (Interview)

by emilyrosedallara @ Emily Rose Dallara

This 22 year old Londoner, pitched his simple healthy snack idea and smashed it in one. For the third part of my health foodie entrepreneur interview series, I spoke to Zack, owner of a pretty epic rapidly growing company. Zack is the coconut-curious brain behind healthy snack company ‘Ape Snacks’ A few months ago I... Read more »

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50 Things to Do in Chicago this Weekend

by Laura Nalin @ Willful and Wildhearted

Chicago has been one of my favorite cities for nearly a decade. Although I don’t miss living in the states – particularly as of late – I do find myself longing for a bit of…

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Underground in Ho Chi Minh City: insider’s guide to the places to eat, drink, party and shop

Underground in Ho Chi Minh City: insider’s guide to the places to eat, drink, party and shop


South China Morning Post

Where to find the hidden restaurants, back alley bars, concealed clubs and more as we take you beyond the tourist haunts of a city that offers a fascinating mix of cultures and cuisines

Why you should have a good quality salt?

by Chiara Squinzi @ La Holista

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

Why Ho Chi Minh City is Home

by Sharyn Nilsen @ Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Postcards

My husband Tim and I live in a quiet neighbourhood. We rent a modern, two-bedroom, fully -furnished, air-conditioned apartment and our rent of $900 a month includes Pay TV, WiFi, the use of a gym and also covers the cost of a cleaner two days a week...

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Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and a Night at the Opera House

by Keith Hancock @ In Se Asia

I have been seriously missing any real culture fix here in Saigon for quite a while. When I was asked by a friend if I fancied going to a night at the Opera House to see a classical concert I jumped at the chance. Saigon’s own HBSO Symphony Orchestra were to present two halves of […]

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MYTHICAL HOTEL IN SAIGON: THE MAJESTIC

by Bliss Saigon @ Bliss Saigon Magazine

The Majestic hotel, one of the most elegant and known hotels from the French colonial time in Saigon

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...

Textile Tribes of Vietnam: The Ha Nhi’s Traditional Textiles & Rapunzel-esque Hair

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

The Ha Nhi are one of the most decoratively dressed but elusive ethnic groups in Vietnam. The various sub groups that encompass this diverse culture reside in mud clad houses, sloping up the mountain sides of Lao Cai and Lai Chau. Each Ha Nhi village dons differently styled traditional attire, showcasing a multitude of textile skills across the region.  In 2017 Haute Culture visited the Ha Nhi of Y Ti village numerous times and built relationships with artisans there. Together, we developed a textile workshop for our annual Hill Tribe Textile Tour of Vietnam. In Y Ti, the residents wear a unique black cotton ensemble meticulously appliquéd with motifs made of coloured cording and a stunning head dress braided from black acrylic yarn and real human hair.  Who are the Ha Nhi The Ha Nhi are a collective of different ethnic sub groups living in the north of Vietnam. They speak their own language, which is said to be similar to the Akha people living in Thailand and Laos. Before 1986, the Ha Nhi were known to farm poppies for the opium trade. The Vietnamese government have since illegalised the trade, so they now live off the rice they grow on their terraces and keep […]

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World School Morocco: Living The Berber Life

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

A chunk of Moroccan flat bread lands on the table in front of me. Another chunk thunks down in front of each of my kids. Fayza, Mohamed’s wife, is.

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Why is it important to have an alkaline body?

by Chiara Squinzi @ La Holista

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

2018 Soft Drink Trends

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

We talked last year about this year’s alcoholic drink trends, so this month we’re looking at soft drink trends. Don’t underestimate the soft drink market ...

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

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

by Phuong Tuyen @ xpath.co

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

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What’s on in Saigon: 2 – 8 December 2016

by admin @ Ho Chi Minx

Looking for things to do in Ho Chi Minh City this week? Look no further – Ho Chi Minx has it covered… Friday – Saigon Pop-Up Dinner Calling all foodies for the second round of Saigon Pop-Up! Hosted monthly at a secret location by Estelle&Fred, the creative french menu is served with tailored wines. For 1,050,000VND guests can taste an amuse-bouche, 2 starters, a main course and a desert, with a glass of wine paired with each course. There are...

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Purépecha Style, An Indigenous Identity Stitched With Pride

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

The Purépecha are an indigenous group of people located in Michoacán state Northwest of Mexico city. They speak their own language and reside predominately in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range on a volcanic plateau surrounded by forests and lakes. The women of this region dress in a style soaked with Spanish influences and stitched with stories of folk life. The Purépecha people were a considerable pre-columbian civilization that maintained their independence from Aztec Empire despite numerous failed conquest attempts. It wasn’t until the 1530s when the Purépecha were eventually overruled by the Spanish conquistadors and their armies. Despite being converted to Catholicism the region has managed to maintain it’s rich traditional customs, as well as it’s reputation for producing folk art and fine crafts. Copper, carpentry, painting, ceramics and textiles have been traded by the same towns for over a thousand years, making Purépecha products some of the finest and most sought after in Mexico and beyond. The Purépecha people have a well earned sense of passion and pride about their artist ancestry and culture. This can be witnessed on the local women who strut their textile skills daily on their traditional dress. Purépecha women have a distinctive ethnographic dress adapted from […]

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Borneo without a plan: Kota Kinabalu & Sandakan

Borneo without a plan: Kota Kinabalu & Sandakan

by Elwjay @

We had to leave Indonesia. Our visa said so. So we started planning. We played with the idea of visiting Singapore–one of the cheapest international flights from Denpasar. We scrapped that idea when we learned there would be a city-wide anniversary celebration and the already high prices would be inflated. We were almost convinced we’d go to East Timor. How […]

36 Hours, 10,000 Pictures And SO Many Alpacas In Cusco

by Zo @ Let's Just Zo

Before living in South America, I (ignorantly) imagined the entire continent to look the way Cusco does: Full of bright colors, old buildings, people selling artisan crafts everywhere. Truth be told, I was mildly shocked to discover that Buenos Aires, Santiago and Lima were nothing like that — that in place of the “traditional” beauty I expected were fullblown cities with high-rises, McDonalds and Starbucks’ on every corner. Arriving in Cusco, though, it felt like I’d stepped back in time. The city, which was the capital of the Incan Empire from the 13th to 16th Century, is so rich with its own unique culture it’s hard to take it all in at once. The streets are filled with women in traditional Peruvian garb, many of them touting baby Alpacas or neon textiles or some other ware that’s wholly unique to the region. Frankly, it’s hard to put into words exactly how I feel about Cusco, other than the fact that it is really, really special. After visiting 50+ different cities this year, I’d go so far as to say this was one of my favorites. I spent 36 hours in Cusco adjust to the altitude prior to hiking Machu Picchu. At 11,152 ft feet, […]

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5 Places to Enjoy Coffee Time in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

My favorite thing to do in a day is having coffee. I drink coffee before going to work and while taking a break at the office. During my free time, I go to my favorite coffee shop to read a book or write a journal. I go alone or meet with a friend but […]

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Thrillable Hours: Matt Levine, Financial Journalist

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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Meet Livja Jaho, Videographer/Editor

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Introducing the “Passport to People” Travel Interviews where I’ll take you around the globe, via inspiring, creative souls I’ve met while traveling! I met Liv during college at UMass Boston and immediately thought to myself, “this girl is going places.” And indeed, she has fulfilled that prophecy in every sense of the phrase: she’s followed […]

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Meet the Health Food-Preneurs: The Raw Chocolate Company

by emilyrosedallara @ Emily Rose Dallara

Meet The Health Food-Preneur Changing The Way You Eat Chocolate. Working in the food and health industry has given me the opportunity to meet so many like-minded, driven individuals. When I see a health foodie company going from tiny to HUGE in a short time, I want to help them share their story. The Raw... Read more »

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Saigon Outcast in Ho Chi Minh - Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Justgola

Saigon Outcast in Ho Chi Minh - Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Justgola


Justgola

Street art, Skateboard, BXM, Music festival, Custom motorcycle, Art fair, Jumble sale, workshops and more..We hosts art and music events 2-3 times per month, please check the event page for more info.

Taking Time Out in Vietnam’s Biggest City

by Sharyn Nilsen @ Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Postcards

Life here in Ho Chi Minh City could never be described as boring…the colour…the noise…the vibrancy of the city in full swing… I love living here and so do many other expats who’ve been seduced by its broad appeal and the wealth of opportunities on offer.

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An Unusual Holiday In Iceland

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We’re taking a break from our usual programming today with a guest post from my awesome traveling friend, Jody E. I have been begging Jody for years to compile.

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I Fell in Love with 5footway.inn Project Boat Quay

by Laura Nalin @ Willful and Wildhearted

As some of you may know, I’ve recently relocated to Vietnam. Although I’ve been living and working in Ho Chi Minh City for the past three months, I’d only been living here on a tourist…

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What are antioxidants and how to consume them more easily

by Chiara Squinzi @ La Holista

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

Northeast Vietnam motorbike tours – incredible journey!

by admin @ Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia

Northeast Vietnam has been a famous destination for adventurous tourism for a long time. Although tourism activities have not been significantly developed in that area, many […]

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Saigon/HCMC, Vietnam

Saigon/HCMC, Vietnam


Mirambling

I arrived via the airport in the biggest city in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City, traditionally known - and still widely referred to today - as Saigon. I took a cab to my hostel in the heart of the backpacker district on Bui Vien street located in District 1.  Saigon has about twice as many districts as P

48 Hours And A Whole Lotta Wine (And Hangovers) In Mendoza, Argentina

by Zo @ Let's Just Zo

Move over, Napa: Menodza is officially the best wine tasting destination in the Americas. Set against the backdrop of the Andes mountain, every picture I took during my weekend in Mendoza looked straight out of a postcard. No joke — I couldn’t put filters on my photos when I put them on Instagram because I was afraid people would think they were fake. I spent two glorious days wine tasting in the Uco Valley (and one equally as amazing day laying out at the pool at the Park Hyatt Mendoza) and can now honestly say that I’m a Malbec aficionado. The wine was so good, that the first time we ordered a bottle of cheap red after the trip, one of my friends declared that she “couldn’t possibly drink it” because her tastebuds had been spoiled. (lol.) Here, a breakdown of everything I did, ate and most importantly, drank during a weekend trip to Mendoza. Bottoms up, everyone! Where We Stayed Hostel Alamo We knew we wouldn’t be spending a whole lot of time in our accommodations (and figured the time we were going to be there, we’d be drunk and PTFO), so we decided to stay at an affordable hostel in the center […]

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Meet the Health Food-Preneurs: ChicP

by emilyrosedallara @ Emily Rose Dallara

Working in the health food industry takes grit. It’s an exciting market that is continuously growing and developing. New health food products pop up every week, and the health foodie-preneurs behind it are building their brands based on collaboration. Because their ‘health food fam’ are the only ones who really get them. As part of... Read more »

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Four Day Writing Trip To Cultural Hanoi: Part 2

by Keith Hancock @ In Se Asia

Four Day Writing Trip To Cultural Hanoi: Part 2 Read Part 1 here: https://steemit.com/travel/@inseasia/four-day-writing-trip-to-cultural-hanoi So after getting settled in at the hotel and having a short afternoon siesta, I was ready to hit the streets of cultural Hanoi and see what was happening. The street where my hotel is appears to have gained about 30 […]

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What’s on in Saigon: 26 November – 2 December 2016

by admin @ Ho Chi Minx

Saturday – The Return of Saigon Soul Pool Party This weekend, the Saigon Soul Pool Party smashes back on to the Ho Chi Minh social scene, marking the end of the rainy season and start of the party season. Taking place from 10am – 10pm at the New World Saigon Hotel in District 1, entry costs 150,000VND and there are a range of drinks and food stations to keep you going while you soak up the sun and the house...

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Gift Boxes to know and offer

by Nath @ SAIGON LIFESTYLE GUIDE

It’s quite a spread out concept in Europe, Australia and in the US, yet here in Vietnam, it’s still a concept that needs to be developed. We’ve tested out for you the ones available here in Ho Chi Minh! Let’s take a closer look at Bright and Ma Belle Box, both bi-monthly   Discover #bright, the […]

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SHAKING BEEF WITH BLACK PEPPER

by bephaus @ Bếp Haus

SHAKING BEEF WITH BLACK PEPPER VAN TRAN & ANH VU / RECIPES Meat Cubed beef steak is a popular dish in Vietnam because it goes perfectly with a draught beer, which is why it often appears on the menu in Vietnam’s many watering holes….

The Top Cities in Mexico for Digital Nomads

by Lauren Barth @ Departful

I truly detest Toronto in the winter. Admittedly, I don’t do well with the cold and working from home all […]

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Ho Chi Minh City For Kids - The Dropout Diaries

Ho Chi Minh City For Kids - The Dropout Diaries


The Dropout Diaries

The ultimate guide to Ho Chi Minh City for Kids. Fun stuff for travelers, tourists, expats and world schoolers.

ROAST CHICKEN WITH HONEY, FISH SAUCE

by bephaus @ Bếp Haus

ROAST CHICKEN WITH HONEY, FISH SAUCE VAN TRAN & ANH VU / RECIPES MEAT Chicken holds a special place in Vietnamese food culture. It’s often cooked on celebratory occasions. Before people sit down to eat, the chicken is offered to the spirits of the ancestors, and on New Year’s Eve we eat chicken to give […]

Your Business Needs Twitter Moments-Here’s Why.

by emilyrosedallara @ Emily Rose Dallara

Thought you were totally up to date with your social media marketing plan? Let me introduce to you, a new (ish), Twitter tool. Twitter moments. Ring a bell anyone? If you’re an active ‘Twitterer’, you will have probably noticed, in the not so recent past, that Twitter decided to add a new icon to their menu... Read more »

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Where To Eat, Drink And Work In Ho Chi Minh City - Let's Just Zo

Where To Eat, Drink And Work In Ho Chi Minh City - Let's Just Zo


Let's Just Zo

I love Ho Chi Minh City. After spending a month here, I feel like I could actually live in Asia in the long-term. The food is amazing, the city is clean and safe, and the ex-pat and remote working communities are strong and lively. My life in HCMC (as it will be referred to from here on out, because Ho Chi Minh City is annoying to type over and over again and, I imagine, annoying to read) looked pretty much like this: Wake up, go to work at an adorable cafe, go to 5pm Yoga at Yoga Sculpt n Shape  (which actually kind of made me like yoga), eat some sort of delicious Pho/Banh Mi situation, and then either go to bed or go back to work. I was living at a place called The Saigon Mansion, and my apartment was clean and big and I was generally just in love with my life there. It really felt like *home,* even in the short time I was there, which is a really important factor when you’re living out of a suitcase for a year. When it was time to leave HCMC, I was really sad. There were so many places in the city that …

Visiting Aomori Prefecture in Japan

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

Aomori Prefecture is at the northern tip of Honshu (the largest island of Japan). Like many casual visitors to Japan with no ties to the country, I had never heard of Aomori. There are 47 prefectures (like a province or state) in Japan, and Aomori is one of the lesser visited of Japan. [Map of […]

The Pros and Cons of Living in Saigon

by Laura Nalin @ Willful and Wildhearted

I’ve been reflecting lots upon the past few months; it’s all been a whirlwind, to say the least. I traveled a bit of Europe, started a new job and most importantly, relocated to Vietnam. For…

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Wrapping up an epic year

Wrapping up an epic year

by Elwjay @

2015 was an epic travel year for me … I started the year on an airplane somewhere between Hong Kong and Vietnam. January was filled with road trips around Southern Vietnam. In February we ventured to Myanmar, a place high on my bucket list, seeing the stunning country by bus and boat. In March, we explored the scenic highlands of Northern Thailand […]

Rogue Saigon Craft Beer - Live Local Asia

Rogue Saigon Craft Beer - Live Local Asia


Live Local Asia

An offshoot of the Saigon Outcast in District 2 Saigon Rogue is a cool rooftop bar with regular DJ's performing and a wide range of local craft beers on tap. The entrance is an almost unmarked doorway leading to a bland service staircase, so don't be put off.When you reach the top of the stairs you'll find the main bar and an air-conditioned room with a view of the street but the real magic is the view from the rooftop. The angle from the rooftop perfectly frames the Bitexco tower and the heritage buildings surrounding the bar to make for a pretty captivating view. The roof has a second floor with more seating and a retractable roof in case of rain.The drinks menu is refreshing with shareable beer tasting paddles, a selection of quality wines and whiskeys as well as 16 local craft beers on tap. For food, there is a tasty range of comfort foods although serving sizes are on the small side. There are regular live music and DJ events including jam sessions and beer school if you want to get involved. Motorbike parking is conveniently available on the curb although it costs 10,000 VND.

Where’s The Place For The Best Stress-Free Siesta?

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

The classic siesta originates from Spain, it’s where you just take a step back from hectic life and wind down. After all, that’s what a traditional holiday is all about right? The Spanish culture links a siesta to a long sleep or a nice nap. As the country itself can get quite hot, people get […]

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Bangkok’s First Michelin-Starred Street Stall Struggles to Keep up With Newfound Fame

by vietnaminyourpocket @ inVietnam

Details Published on Friday, 19 January 2018 10:00 Written by Saigoneer. Just a few weeks after the prestigious restaurant guide Michelin bestowed Jay Fai’s street food stall in Bangkok a …

Sihanoukville – The New Macau of Southeast Asia

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

“Guess how many casinos are in Sihanoukville”, my taxi driver asked as we drove from the train station. “20”, I said with confidence. I had read a news report about it recently and I felt certain with my answer, even though it seemed like a ridiculously high number. “55”, he said. I don’t know if […]

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