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by Susan Lee @ Saigon Street Eat

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Top 15 Free Things to Do in Tokyo

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Tokyo is a fascinating city, and despite its reputation as being a very expensive city, you will be pleasantly surprised at the Top 15 Free Things to Do in Tokyo.  With J…

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Saigon Street Food by Motorbike

Saigon Street Food by Motorbike


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An evening tour of Saigon by motorbike to enjoy a sampling of Vietnamese street food in Ho Chi Minh City.

A Study in Contrast when you visit Le Meridien Saigon

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi has complex layers of culture to distinguish itself from others big cities in Vietnam. The border between the ancient Hanoi and the Hanoi of modernity and luxury one is not chaotic but unusually remarkable: With a walk down the same street, one can admire an antique Buddhist temple and soon after, the French architecture […]

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Quitting Coffee: Benefits of Removing a Caffeine Addiction

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

For years I have been one of the biggest coffee addicts, especially since I’ve become a full-time blogger. Often I would have 4 to 6 cups, of highly-caffeinated coffee per day. Some drip, some espresso but I was always relying on coffee to keep my energy levels up, and give myself the false illusion of Continue Reading

Visiting Kristiansand in Norway

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We were Visiting Kristiansand in Norway because it is one of the popular cruise stops, and also a summer destination for local people. Kristiansand is Norway’s …

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A Day in Abu Dhabi

by Necessary Indulgences @ Necessary Indulgences

We had a 21 hour layover in Abu Dhabi. Our main goal was to eat and visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

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How to Eat in Saigon

How to Eat in Saigon


2foodtrippers

Saigon is a city filled with motor bikes, coffee and soup. Check out our favorite ways to eat in this exciting Vietnamese city.

Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We always recommend travelers in Vietnam to definitely try what the locals call “ốc”, which literally means “snails”, though its meaning is actually going out and enjoying seafood, including crabs, shrimps, oyster and yes, snails. However these ốc restaurants usually have only a 5 to 10...

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

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

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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Josef Chromy Wines Cellar Door Restaurant

by Necessary Indulgences @ Necessary Indulgences

The simplicity of each individual ingredient is treated with care and respect and leaves you feeling satisfied and wanting more all at the same time.

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Largest and Only Condo in Westlake Villas for Sale

by Elizabeth Weintraub @ Elizabeth Weintraub

Elizabeth Weintraub, Sacramento Real Estate Agent.

An agent in my Lyon real estate office lives in Westlake Villas, and she says there are only 8 of these three-bedroom units in that complex. Further, she says out of 300 units, 171 are rented. This particular unit was rented in the past, but the seller spruced it up for a new owner occupant. […]

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Top Places to Eat Bun Cha in Hanoi

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

It’s the go-to lunch for many Hanoians, worth braving the stifling humidity, the hazardous road crossing, and definitely worth fighting for space on a little plastic stool. Bun Cha has become synonymous with Hanoi gastronomy culture, even more so since former U.S. President Barrack Obama was famously pictured chowing down on a bowl of his […]

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Visiting ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Tasmania: Dove Lake Circuit

by Necessary Indulgences @ Necessary Indulgences

Dove Lake Circuit is a 5.7 km hike located at the foot of Cradle Mountain in Tasmania.

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Hey Aussies – It will not cost you many dong to fly AirAsia to Vietnam

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

It will not cost you many dong to fly AirAsia to Vietnam. OK, so the dong is the currency of Vietnam, but with AirAsia a major budget airline flying from Australia to Vie…

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Xu Saigon Restaurant Review (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

I’m getting quite into the restaurant scene in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. I had a big evening planned for a date night at the Xu restaurant on Hai Ba Trung street. Most will know Xu for their bar which is very popular. The restaurant is located above the bar and offers high-end items such as Continue Reading

Le Duan Street

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Visiting Saigon During TET – 2017

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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5 Must-Eat Foods in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

A walk through Hanoi’s Old Quarter can quite quickly turn into an impromptu food tour thanks to the narrow alleys and bustling streets jam packed with food vendors, each offering up a dazzling variety of local flavors. And in case you didn’t already know, everything tastes better when it comes from a no-frills, hole in […]

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Vietnamese Street Food: A way of Life for Millions

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

Vietnamese street food is famous throughout the world, here in Vietnam it is simply a way of life. The vast majority of the indigenous population eat on the streets every day. In recent years government intervention has resulted in higher hygiene standards and a general improvement in the way the food is presented. Generally speaking […]

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Saigon Central Post Office

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Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Christmas is nearly a month away, and can be trully a magical time in Vietnam (minus the snow). If you decided to spend our favorite holiday in the South of Vietnam, make sure to check out our video on what Xmas is really like like...

The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

  It’s not always easy to explore Saigon under this unbeatable heat, and sometimes a quick ice cream stop can be the best way to refresh yourself and have enough energy for your adventures here. Fortunately, with a summer all year round, Ho Chi Minh...

Visiting Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

Frogner Park is the largest p…

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Why I Want to Go Back to Ireland & Bring You With Me

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

It was love at first sight. I pretty much fell in love with Ireland the moment I saw her. She seduced me with rolling, emerald, sheep-dotted hills and plains of gray-green stone. She stirred my wild side with reckless winds tearing across rocky cliffs, and underneath her incredible expanse of sky, she stole my heart. […]

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Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours

Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours


Saigon Food Tours

Sample the world's best street food with a Saigon Street Eats food tour, run by an Australian-Vietnamese couple who are obsessed with Vietnamese food.

5 best rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City for a glamorous night with a view

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

If you want to enjoy Ho Chi Minh City night life at its best, don’t forget to visit a rooftop bar, overlooking the vibrant city. These are great places to meet friends to share the views with. Here are our 5 go to rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City. The Social Club & Pool […]

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Eat Saigon street food safe - How to taste street food safely Saigon, HCMC

Eat Saigon street food safe - How to taste street food safely Saigon, HCMC


Travel Saigon

Besides discovering new places, I also love to taste the local culinary and for sure it will make my trip more enjoyable and unforgettable. Saigon is known for the diversity and delicious street food, but will you eat Saigon street food safely without getting sick? Our suggestion for tasting Saigon street food properly, choose the…

Multigenerational Travel – Why We Do It – Contributing Writer

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Visiting and Discovering the City of Stavanger in Norway

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We had the distinct pleasure of visiting and discovering the city of Stavanger in Norway. This is a cool little city, which also happens to be a city of great Norwegian pr…

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Walk the Camino de Santiago Solo

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

I laced up my shoes, put on my pack and let the weight sink into my hips.  Am I ready? Am I up for this? I asked the man at the front desk which direction to get to the Camino de Santiago trail in Pamplona. He got out a map and showed me how to […]

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Cape Breton Hikes and Adventures

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

My mom and I turned into the French Mountain parking lot in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. I pulled into a parking space and walked over to the Skyline Trail sign. I had heard about this trail, it was supposed to be the premier Cape Breton hikes in the park for views. I had seen […]

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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...

Swinging through the Art Deco Festival in Napier, New Zealand

by livingoutsideofthebox @ Living Outside of the Box

One can be quickly overwhelmed when looking at all the offerings of the Art Deco Festival schedule for their yearly February event in Napier, New Zealand. This festival brings in tourists from all over the country (and in our case, beyond), and truly has something for everyone! While we wish we had booked in time to […]

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The Best Places to Eat in Seattle Washington

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

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

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

While it is quite easy for anyone to look up on TripAdvisor or Agoda for the best hotels in Saigon (and get some great deals), we have decided this time to search some accommodations here that stands out (to us) for their decor and style....

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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Malt - Bar and Restaurant

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How to Do Mount Fansipan Right

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Many great reasons to visit Kilkenny, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Tasmania: Wineglass Bay

by Necessary Indulgences @ Necessary Indulgences

Wineglass Bay is one of Tasmania’s greatest icons and one of the top 10 beaches in the world.

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Hamilton New Zealand LDS Temple

by livingoutsideofthebox @ Living Outside of the Box

While driving through Hamilton, New Zealand, on the way South to Waitomo—we drove right past the LDS Hamilton New Zealand temple! It stands on a big hill on the outskirts of town…seemingly in the middle of nowhere. It overlooks 86 acres that it shares with the former Church College of New Zealand (a Church-operated school […]

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Tung Garden Restaurant Review (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

After living in China’s Guangdong region for half of the year, I feel I have become quite seasoned on dim sum. On my recent stay in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, I had a Cantonese meal at the Tung Garden restaurant, while staying at the Eastin Grand Saigon hotel. Be sure to read about my stay Continue Reading

Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Exploring Wroclaw’s Beautiful Christmas Market

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

The well-wrapped crowds move together under the flickering pinpricks of a thousand glowing fairy lights. A chorus of carols blends perfectly with a rattling of sleigh bells and the excited…

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Top 5 delicious vegetables in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

Water spinach- morning glory (Rau Muong) Water spinach is the most common vegetable in Vietnam as the tropical climate creates favorable conditions for its growth and the veggie does not require much care. Water spinach has become an integral ingredient in some Vietnamese cuisines such as sautéed garlic spinach. In the south, morning glory is […]

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An Unexpected Lesson in Loss

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

Bryony Freestone was young and beautiful, with a contagious smile. She was part of a team of six university students we met during our stay with Marine Conservation Cambodia..

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7 things to do in Hokkaido, Japan

by Carmen Allan-Petale @ Double Barrelled Travel

Keen skiers often come for its famous snow slopes, but explore a little further and you’ll find skiing is only one of the many things to do in Hokkaido. When winter has come and gone, there is still a lot to do across the area – whether you’re interested in food, nature, art or coffee! Start [...]

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Visit Donegal, Ireland for a lot of craic

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Go Visit Donegal, Ireland for a lot of craic. Donegal, pronounced Donegawl, is a remote county in Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way. It is an area of outstanding natura…

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Touring with Saigon Street Eats - Living Outside of the Box

Touring with Saigon Street Eats - Living Outside of the Box


Living Outside of the Box

Some online acquaintances of ours live in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), and started a new food tour business called Saigon Street Eats. Their tour is highly rated, and when we finalized our plans to visit HCMC, they were the first people we contacted and the first plans we made! The first morning after arrival …

Chinese New Year in Rotorua, New Zealand

by livingoutsideofthebox @ Living Outside of the Box

Since Chinese New Year is just around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to share our experience with Chinese New Year in Rotorua, New Zealand! Admittedly, New Zealand gets flooded with Asian tourists over the Chinese New Year. We found busloads of Chinese groups everywhere we went, and we sometimes found it humorous […]

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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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Sacramento Realtors Are Found on Google Today For Other Things

by Elizabeth Weintraub @ Elizabeth Weintraub

Elizabeth Weintraub, Sacramento Real Estate Agent.

This Realtor might walk under a ladder, and I don’t care if a black cat crosses my path just as long as I am found on Google. I’m not really superstitious, but just to be safe I think I’ll knock on wood when I type the next sentence. I have not received a speeding ticket […]

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The best shopping experiences in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

99 percent of first-time travellers to Ho Chi Minh City will beeline for Ben Thanh Market in hopes of fulfilling all of their shopping needs. Locals, however, hardly frequent or recommend this market. Though it remains a must-see attraction, there are plenty of other shopping arenas that will delight all shopaholics visiting the city. Here, […]

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Are Medellín’s Christmas lights the Best in the World?

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

The Porce River isn’t a particularly attractive thing; murky brown water filling a concrete half-pipe, flowing through the centre of Medellín and cutting the city in two. However, for one month…

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you are following us on our YouTube Channel (and you should!) you probably would have watched all of our top 5 already. Our goal as always is to provide travelers with the best spots, according to us, for various Vietnamese street food or activities here...

Eating Saigon!

Eating Saigon!


Eating Saigon!

Saigon Street Food Adventures

Why Tallinn Estonia or e-Estonia is so popular

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Grab wine, coffee or better still an Estonian crafted beer, and let me tell you Why Tallinn Estonia or e-Estonia is so popular. It has to do with the fact that this medieva…

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The Highlights of our year as Travel Bloggers

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

The wonderful thing about being travel bloggers is that we have no idea of what our year will look like, and I guess that is totally true with life also. That is why our tagl…

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The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you’re like us and got the Vietnamese habit of waking up with the sun and a cup of cà phê sữa đá, you probably have already your favorite Phở or Bánh Mì joint that will help you start the day in ease. For most...

Can You Hear The Sound When Your Cat Purrs?

by Elizabeth Weintraub @ Elizabeth Weintraub

Elizabeth Weintraub, Sacramento Real Estate Agent.

There’s this cat in London who purrs as loud as a lawnmower. His name is Smokey. This cat purrs at 73 to 80 decibels. depending on which news report you read. If I had a cat like that, I’d kick him out of bed. Heck, I’d banish him to the garage. Or at the very […]

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Fast Food: A Motorcycle Tour of Saigon's Street Eats - Man Vs Globe

Fast Food: A Motorcycle Tour of Saigon's Street Eats - Man Vs Globe


Man Vs Globe

Saigon is a city that lives with the constant hum of motorcycles. All day and night a cacophony of horns and revving engines reverberate through the streets as the city’s 7.4…

Eating in Hong Kong

by Necessary Indulgences @ Necessary Indulgences

One of my favorite things to do in Hong Kong is eat. Here are my Hong Kong restaurant recommendations.

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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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Visiting Taupo, New Zealand with Kids

by livingoutsideofthebox @ Living Outside of the Box

After leaving Rotorua, we drove to Taupo, which is located centrally on the North Island. Lake Taupo is the largest lake in New Zealand, and the town of Taupo, on its north end, has a population around 24,000 people. It’s known for being a center of volcanic and geothermal activity—but unlike Rotorua (which is stinky), […]

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

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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Open House Sunday: Four Bedroom Pool Home in Greenhaven

by Elizabeth Weintraub @ Elizabeth Weintraub

Elizabeth Weintraub, Sacramento Real Estate Agent.

Are you looking for an affordable four bedroom pool home in Greenhaven? It seems so many buyers are getting priced out of the market, which makes this new listing is an excellent opportunity for those who are ready to act. It’s not every day you find a home ready to move into and with a […]

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5 Best places to buy beer in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

One of the great things about Saigon is that it’s got lots of great places to drink beer. Drinking beer is almost as much a part of the culture here as drinking coffee. In fact you could almost say that the woman here like drinking coffee and then men like drinking beer. It really is […]

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Best of 2017 – Our Food and Travel Favorites

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

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

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Road Trip: Tasmania

by Necessary Indulgences @ Necessary Indulgences

For 6 glorious days, we explored Tasmania from Hobart to Launceston. Here are the highlights.

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BonBon Residence

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

Island Life in Cambodia

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

Every morning the power goes off at 5am. The cool breeze from the fan pointed at my bed stops, and I usually wake up. The 5pm to 5am power.

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A Backpacker’s Guide to Hanoi

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

After being lost from the tourist map for decades due to the ravages of war, Hanoi has become a mainstay on the majority of backpacker’s trips around South East Asia.…

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Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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Municipal Theatre

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

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Backpacker District

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Bottoms Up – Budapest Ruin Bars and Beyond

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

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

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You must Explore The Ring of Beara in Ireland – or maybe not.

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

While many people have heard of the spectacular Ring of Kerry in Ireland, you must explore The Ring of Beara which is absolutely not to be missed. The Ring of Beara in Irel…

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What to do in Katakolon, Greece

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Top 3 Cocktail Recipes with Jewel-Osco Home Delivery

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

If you’re familiar with Chicago, you’ll surely know about Jewel-Osco, the supermarket chain. They have just introduced their new delivery service, so I figured it was a good time to try it out by ordering the ingredients to make my favorite cocktails at home, and share them with you! Most will appreciate that you can Continue Reading

Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

The Best Place for Shopping in Saigon

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Everyone likes to go on a shopping spree sometimes, and Saigon is definitely one of the best place for this. Through a quick Google search will help you find countless of high end shopping malls (Vincom A and B, and the most recent Takashimaya), we...

Must Visit Sites in Hoi Chi Minh City

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Eat With a Local Saigon Family – An Amazing Experience!

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

Things to do in Hanoi

by Carmen Allan-Petale @ Double Barrelled Travel

Vietnam is an assault to the senses. The smells, tastes, noises and atmosphere of this vibrant place hits you full force as soon as your aeroplane touches the tarmac and you start exploring things to do in Hanoi. And yet the north and the south of the country, broken up by decades of war, have [...]

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A Very Pleasant Place to Visit is Warnemunde in Germany

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We had never heard of Warnemunde in Germany and were only visiting because our cruise ship was stopping there. The reality on cruises is that you generally only get one d…

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Clos Malverne Restaurant

by Necessary Indulgences @ Necessary Indulgences

Four course Food and Wine Pairing Menu prepared by Executive Chef Nadia Louw Smith and her team of expert chefs.

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Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

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

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

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

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The Best 2018 Destinations for Extreme Travel

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

It’s that time of year when you get the ‘best’ lists giving you ‘new’ ideas of where to go next year.  But in an effort to not be like everyone else, I focused on my favorite type of travel – extreme travel.  Check out Lonely Planet, AFAR, and the New York Times for the typical […]

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Eastin Grand Saigon Hotel Review (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

This was my second trip to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, and this time I tried out the Eastin Grand Saigon hotel. Coming from the airport, the hotel is about halfway to the city center, which makes it very convenient after your flight. Around the hotel, you’ll find lots of restaurants to explore which I found Continue Reading

Best spots for art lovers enjoying a Florence city break

by Carmen Allan-Petale @ Double Barrelled Travel

They say Paris is the city of love but it’s certainly easy to be swept up in the romance of Florence. And if you love art, you’ll madly fall in love with Florence as every step you take you’ll not be far away from discovering another masterpiece, plus let me tell you that if you [...]

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Cultural Spotlights of Hanoi (Experience Hanoi like a Local)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Hanoi is perfect for a trip of cultural exploration. Its culture is expressed in many of the remarkable attractions of the city. The culture, too, is in every activity that you see on the street. In this article, I will go through several casual cultural spotlights of Hanoi. A random cultural experience of the city, […]

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Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

Behind the Scenes of An Influencer or Blogger Campaign

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

I’m not a big fan of the term ‘influencer’, however I must admit, it does describe much of what I do. Over the past few years the term travel blogger has been taken over by the term travel influencer; honestly we do more than blog I suppose. My goal is always to inspire, or convince […]

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Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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The Best Places to Eat, Drink & Brunch in Wroclaw

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

If you’re anything like I was, the words ‘Polish Cuisine’ don’t really fill you with excitement. Before my first trip to Poland back in October, the phrase conjured images of…

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

What to eat for Lunch in Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a Saigon? Entering the world of Vietnamese food can be a daunting task for a beginner out there on their own. What is it? Where is it? Is it the best? These are the questions...

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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Nick the Greek and Exploring the island of Corfu in Greece

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Insider’s View Episode 8 – Fiona Briers

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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Exploring Naplfio or Navplion in Greece

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

When people talk about the history of Greece and the beauty of the aquamarine waters that surround the Greek islands, you can find an excellent example by Exploring Nap…

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Beers Around The World: UK [Video]

Beers Around The World: UK [Video]

by noreply@blogger.com (Liz) @ The Gross Travel Chronicles

While this is a blog about the our travels together, you generally only hear from me (Liz). I'm the writer. Aaron is the photographer (I hope you enjoy his photographs) and the videographer. His videos are mainly focused on beer, and are made for a small circle of friends—the nerds—that are really interested in the intricacies of beer around the world. He compiled all his videos he made on this trip (London, Cardiff, Bath, Yorkshire). If you're a beer nerd, you may find it interesting. It's 17 minutes of beer talk.



24 hours in Dublin

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Exploring Oia, and Falling in Love with Santorini

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

If you think I am going to tell you that Santorini is stupendous and that Exploring Oia in Santorini is one of the most amazing things we have done, and that you can do too; w…

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Saigon street food guides: Foods cost you lest than $1 and where to find them - Inspitrip Blog

Saigon street food guides: Foods cost you lest than $1 and where to find them - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

The perks of enjoying the Saigon street food lie not only in satisfying your stomach, but also offers the chance to discover hidden gems

Eating Tapas and Exploring Cartagena in Spain

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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If you give a kid a candy…

by livingoutsideofthebox @ Living Outside of the Box

…you just might have to give them some more…and more…and more. Am I right?!! While in the Hastings/Havelock North area, we were advised not to miss Birdwoods Gallery. Trip Advisor reviews confirmed this recommendation, and so we really couldn’t say no! We peaked inside the Birdwoods Gallery, which featured beautiful artwork and crafts from New […]

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Visiting The Medieval Village of Eze in France

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Ho Chi Minh vs Hanoi: 6 highlights and you’ll get your perfect choice

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Finding reasons to love Vietnam is not a difficult task, especially when you look at the charming landscapes, sprawling beaches, mesmerizing mountains and unique scenery only found in Vietnam. With all this, it is easy to forget the big cities of Vietnam, such as Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. We are going to compare 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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The 60 Best Lighthouses in the World

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Top 14 Places to Visit in Switzerland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Ever wondered which places to visit in Switzerland?, well these are  the Top 14 Places to Visit in Switzerland that needs to be on everyone’s list when they visit t…

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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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Keeping Kids Entertained on the Edwin Fox in Picton, New Zealand

by livingoutsideofthebox @ Living Outside of the Box

After a 3 1/2 hour ferry crossing from the Southern Point of New Zealand’s North Island (Wellington) to the Northern tip of the South Island (Picton), we sought out a fun destination that would reward the kids for good behavior on the ferry, as well as fill some extra time before a long drive to […]

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The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

After the best boutique hotels in Saigon, we decided to have a look at a cheaper selection of accommodation in our city. As always this is only based on our opinion nor this is a sponsored article/video by any of these hotels. Check out the...

A Tour of Snail Street with Saigon Street Eats - Ferreting Out the Fun

A Tour of Snail Street with Saigon Street Eats - Ferreting Out the Fun


Ferreting Out the Fun

In a happy coincidence of timing, a fellow blogger and her husband recently started their own tour company, Saigon Street Eats. Their focus is solely on the local street food of Ho Chi Minh City, and they have several tours to choose from. We opted for their “Seafood Trail,” billed as a nightime eating adventure. …

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!

Pasteur Street Brewing Company

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Pasteur Street Brewing Company

7 Great Streets for Street Food in Saigon

7 Great Streets for Street Food in Saigon


Vietnam Coracle

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

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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Visiting Paraparaumu with Kids

Visiting Paraparaumu with Kids

by livingoutsideofthebox @ Living Outside of the Box

Did you try do read that out loud? If not–I dare you to try!! Paraparaumu!!! Need some help? Here goes: Par-uh-par-uh-ooo-moo Simple, right? Kinda catchy, even! Well…we spotted it on the map, and decided we were headed to the Paraparaumu region after our visit to Taupo, and then Napier’s Art Deco Festival. When telling locals our […]

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Can YOU Survive a 3 day Comedy Cruise?

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Let me ask you something about a comedy cruise. Can YOU Survive a 3 day Comedy Cruise? Do you have it in you to accept the muscular spasms from laughter? Will you perhaps …

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

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

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

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A useful 2 day itinerary for your trip to Ho Chi Minh City

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Most visitors spend around 2 days in Ho Chi Minh city, and although the city has a lot to offer, with a well designed itinerary you can certainly get a good taste of the city lifestyle and make the most of your time here. Here’s a list of things to do for your 2 day […]

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The many wonders of the UK – outside of London

by Guest post @ Double Barrelled Travel

This week’s guest post comes from budding blogger Laura Bowery, who enjoys writing about the best things in life, taking photos and experiencing as much of the world as possible. In this post she shares her favourite 6 wonders of the UK and Europe. As someone who has lived up and down the British Isles, I’ve seen my fair [...]

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Saigon Street Eats | Necessary Indulgences

Saigon Street Eats | Necessary Indulgences


Necessary Indulgences

The Saigon Street Eats Tour is a fun way to discover Saigon's local street culture and make new friends all at the same time.

Saigon Street Food: Mon Chay - Saigon Street Food

Saigon Street Food: Mon Chay - Saigon Street Food


The Christina's Blog

If you are heading to Saigon as a vegetarian, worry no more. Here is our recommendation for the best place you can find delicious vegetarian food in Saigon.

Have you ever been to a Soap Box Derby?!

by livingoutsideofthebox @ Living Outside of the Box

We enjoyed the Art Deco Car Parade and other events at the Art Deco Festival in Napier, New Zealand on Saturday, and knew we had one more event we couldn’t miss! After attending church on Sunday in Hawkes Bay, we returned to downtown Napier to watch the Soap Box Derby, where children and their fathers […]

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Board Game Station Coffee

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Saigon Street Food Tour

Saigon Street Food Tour


Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

There’s no need to be intimidated by the street food in Saigon if you have a little help! My experience with Back of the Bike Saigon Street Food Tour.

Street Food in Copenhagen at Papiroen

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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The Lion, Brewery and Restaurant

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

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

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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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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What to do in Kotor in Montenegro for a day

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

If you have ever wondered What to do in Kotor in Montenegro for a day, we will share our experiences with you.  Kotor, in Montenegro, is known as the Bride of Adriatic an…

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Maison Marou – Best Chocolate in Saigon, or Anywhere?

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

Stavanger in Norway is the City of Street Art

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Stavanger in Norway is the City of Street Art. This affluent city has an edginess to it that we were not expecting when we arrived on their National Independence Day. The …

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Cobh, Ireland – don’t rest on your laurels.

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I have made no bones about the fact that we were charmed by Ireland, but I do have a message to Cobh, Ireland – don’t rest on your laurels. We loved the raw natural b

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Saigon Street Food Tour of Ho Chi Minh City by Motorbike

Saigon Street Food Tour of Ho Chi Minh City by Motorbike


Contented Traveller

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

Saigon Street Eats - Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Saigon Street Eats - Ho Chi Minh City Highlights


Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

A review of my experience on the Saigon Street Eats Pho Trail morning walking tour in Ho Chi Minh City. A unique insight into the street food of Saigon.

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

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Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We’re quite proud to say that we had our tours customers aged from 1 to 95 years old, and they all enjoyed it! Though parents are often quite scared to let their children on a motorbike in busy Saigon, we believe that is also a...

Visit Hook Lighthouse, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Visiting Gibraltar. I’m just not into you!

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

After Visiting Gibraltar, I concluded that, “I’m just not into you!” Let me share with you why Gibraltar didn’t rock my socks (pun intended). …

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4 P’s Pizza – Saigon’s Best

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Choosing a hotel for your holidays always takes time. Especially when you have a long list of places to visit, you have to book a hotel that is easy for you to commute. When in Hanoi, due to its complicated traffic system and the position of famous tourist attractions, you should book a hotel around […]

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A day out in the Swan Valley

by Carmen Allan-Petale @ Double Barrelled Travel

One of the best things about being home is that we can finally host our friends who have hosted us all around the world. We have spent the last month busily furnishing our home to get it ready to entertain and host friends, and along with Dave going back to work full time in a [...]

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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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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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The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Top 5 most popular fruits in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

One thing that Vietnam has to offer is fruit. This is very nearly the perfect place to grow fruit with the abundant sunlight and moist, tropical air, it’s a fruit growers paradise. All the tropical fruits are found here, and many fruits that are only found in South East Asia as well. There are even […]

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Things to know before travelling to Nepal

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

If you are thinking of traveling to Nepal, we believe that you have been to a fair few countries before! This of course is unless it’s among your first trips and you are dedicated to...

Best Places for North Americans to Travel in Winter

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

I visited my parents in South Dakota this holiday and was reminded of how harsh the Great Planes can be in the winter. As the whole US seems to be in a deep freeze right now it’s only natural to look out that frosted up window and dream of the warm sun hitting your face […]

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

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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9 Years of Legal Nomads

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

Annual review to mark the 9th anniversary of leaving the law. Personal growth, health, and business projects for Legal Nomads.

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We just had to visit Freetown Christiania – Copenhagen’s Hippie Town

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

There is something about alternative places, that meant we just had to visit Freetown Christiania – Copenhagen’s Hippie Town in Denmark. Amongst the icons l…

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5 best food and cooking tours in Saigon - Vietnam Street Food Guide

5 best food and cooking tours in Saigon - Vietnam Street Food Guide


Vietnam Street Food Guide

This is the best way to see Saigon. Period. Street food is the cultural backbone of Saigon and only through learning about this exciting food can you really learn about the culture here. These places are just a thin slice of what’s available, but they are all popular so they’ve been included here. Food tours …

South America: What to pack and where to hike

by Guest post @ Double Barrelled Travel

South America is a majestic continent full of history, scenery and good food – the perfect location for a backpacking jaunt. South America: What to pack When preparing for a trip to this lush continent, it is important to pack everything you need without taking too much, and taking some cs go knives is essential, [...]

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Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back)

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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What to do in Dubrovnik for a Day

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

What to do in Dubrovnik for a Day. The city of Dubrovnik is located in the south of the beautiful country of Croatia, and lies on the Dalmatian peninsula. It is positioned …

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Peninsula Hong Kong: World Famous Afternoon Tea Review

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

If you’re familiar with Hong Kong, you probably know that the Peninsula hotel is the most famous in the region. Almost equally as famous is their afternoon tea that takes place in the hotel’s lovely lobby. While showing my mother around the city, I thought it would be a great idea to treat her to Continue Reading

Saigon Street Food Guide

Saigon Street Food Guide


G Adventures Blog

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

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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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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Goodbye Bali, hello Australia with baby on board

by Dave Allan-Petale @ Double Barrelled Travel

Today is our last day in Ubud, Bali. It’s our last day of travelling for a long time because of our baby on board. But we couldn’t be more excited. In a few hours we’ll be picked up and whisked away to Seminyak on the coast where we’ll do some last minute shopping, settle into [...]

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Saigon Street Eats tour - Double-Barrelled Travel

Saigon Street Eats tour - Double-Barrelled Travel


Double Barrelled Travel

Want to taste the best that Vietnamese street food has to offer? Come with us on a tour with Saigon Street Eats as we explore the best food in Ho Chi Minh!

The Lion Restaurant and Brewery

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Top 30 Things to do in Killarney, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

There is no doubt that Killarney is a popular destination, and we share the Top 30 Things to do in Killarney, Ireland from our recent trip to this beautiful Irish town. Fr…

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Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

6 Amazing Gluten-Free Foods You Must Try

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

Most of you know I love to travel and eat! Throughout the years I’ve tried many different diets including vegetarian, vegan and most recently, I’ve experimented with gluten-free foods. In case you’re unfamiliar, gluten is a family of proteins found in grass-related grains. Some people are completely allergic to gluten, while others may have problems Continue Reading

48 hours in Helsinki, Finland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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7 Travel Tips For Every Hijabi

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Backstreet eats: 24 hours with chef Luke Nguyen in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Backstreet eats: 24 hours with chef Luke Nguyen in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Good Food

Chef, author and television star Luke Nguyen leads an insider's tour of Ho Chi Minh City.

Discovering Sapa: A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Vietnam’s Northern Hill Station

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice patties, rolling hills, Vietnam’s highest mountain, and hidden trails in overgrown valleys. While the idea of coming here for a trek far off from the noise and pollution of the big cities inspires wanderlust, organizing it all can be a bit daunting, especially for […]

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Learning about Lisbon from a local

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Exploring Mykonos by Quad Bike

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We made a decision that we would go Exploring Mykonos by Quad Bike. What a great decision this was. If you want to believe the hype about Mykonos being a paradisical islan…

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How to Experience Cabot Cliffs Golf Course When You Don’t Golf

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

“What is a links course anyway?” I asked as we pulled into the swanky Cabot Links Lodge in the little town of Inverness in Cape Breton. I’m not a golfer, so I don’t follow golf, I know nothing about golf terms, and I never really understood the ‘draw’ to what motivates people to be excited […]

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Where to find Street Art in Saigon

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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A year in Review: My Favourite Destinations, Experiences and Blog Posts of 2017

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

I prefaced last year’s roundup with a note that, for the world as a whole, 2016 had been a veritable dumpster fire of a year. We all knew it would…

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One-Stop Street Eats - Oi

One-Stop Street Eats - Oi


Oi

Getting your street food fix at Asian Streat We’re blessed to be living in a part of the globe where many cities are legitimate contenders for the world’s best street food capital, from Singapore to Saigon and Bangkok to Bombay. Asian Streat (151/6 Dong Khoi, D1; enter through the art arcade, but instead of turning …

Eat your way around Ho Chi Minh City

Eat your way around Ho Chi Minh City


Traveller

A food tour on a motorbike proves to be speedy and flavoursome.

Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour – You’ll find it’s more than a modern city

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Ho Chi Minh City – also known as Saigon – is no longer a strange destination for travellers visiting Vietnam. Arriving at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you are free to venture and explore a number of destinations in Vietnam, but believe me, don’t mistake Ho Chi Minh as another sprawling modern city without personality. With […]

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Weird and Wonderful Things about Japan

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Have you ever wondered about some Weird and Wonderful Things about Japan? Like why Japanese people can fall asleep, anywhere, anytime?  Why people slurp n…

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Hello world!

by admin @ Saigon Street Eat

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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Namo Restaurant Review: Italian Food in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

On my recent food exploration of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam I checked out the Namo Italian restaurant located in District 1. The area is home to tons of fancy hotels, shopping and great food. After going up a few flights of stairs, we found our table. Our table was situated next to the window which Continue Reading

Top 20 FREE things to do in New York City

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Solo Travel

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

Peace and quiet can be hard to come by in Hanoi’s old quarter. The square kilometre of sooty streets and tangled telephone wires is a constant cacophony of rasping scooter engines,…

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Living on the Edge: Cycling Bolivia’s Death Road

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

As soon as the liquid hit my lips it felt as though my whole mouth was on fire. Within seconds my eyes were streaming. “Don’t worry, It’ll give you courage!”…

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9 things to do in Antarctica

by Carmen Allan-Petale @ Double Barrelled Travel

The Antarctic represents one of the last great pristine wildernesses left on earth. It’s a clean and quiet haven for people who are looking to get away from the hectic pace of their everyday lives. But what about things to do in Antarctica? That being said, what can you get up to in the Antarctic? [...]

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Spending 2 days in St Petersburg in Russia – where all that glitters …

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I think I would have to say that St Petersburg in Russia was not at all what I was expecting, and Spending 2 days in St Petersburg in Russia revealed that all that glitters,

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20 Best Lighthouses in the World

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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7 of the best food trucks in Miami

by Carmen Allan-Petale @ Double Barrelled Travel

What are the best food trucks in Miami? This is a question I was asking myself the other day as the food truck scene that seems to be growing in popularity faster than you can say ‘taco’ thanks to the Online Marketing in Miami who help these trucks get their business up and running with popularity. [...]

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How to do the Cabot Trail in a Day

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

Everyone tells you that you should plan for 3 to 5 days on the Cabot Trail – a 185 mile drive around the tip of Cape Breton Nova Scotia passing along and through the scenic Cape Breton Highlands. Nova Scotia is beautiful, and most people vacation on the whole province of Nova Scotia, which means […]

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Getting Around in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Hue is the famous Imperial city of Central Vietnam, the throne of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Old and tranquil, Hue is frozen in time, standing amongst the remnants of a once glorious Asian empire. Because of this, getting around Hue is intriguing with many options available, and sights to see. A major […]

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Why You Must Visit Dingle in Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

You must visit Dingle when you go to Ireland. Everyone loves Dingle, including the Irish, because there is a lot to love about this seaside town on the west coast of the Wi…

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Escape Hunt Experience Ho Chi Minh City

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Is Naples worth visiting? That would be a yes.

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Is Naples worth visiting? That would be a yes. Naples is generally the southern Italian city that people transit through on their way to the archaeological ruins of Pom

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A Walk Through Wartime Warsaw

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

The narrow, cobbled road beside Warsaw’s Park Ogród Krasińskich used to be one of the city’s busiest streets, although nowadays you wouldn’t be able to tell. The buildings that used to…

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Saigon Street Eat in Sacramento - Restaurant menu and reviews

Saigon Street Eat in Sacramento - Restaurant menu and reviews


Restaurant Guru

All info on Saigon Street Eat in Sacramento - Call to book a table. View the menu, check prices, find on the map, see photos and ratings.

Liberty Central Hotel, Nha Trang

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Visiting the Seaside Town of Weymouth in England

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Living in China: What I Learned After 6 Months

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

I had lots of countries on my bucket list, but China just wasn’t one of them. I had been living around Asia for about 6 years and never had any urge to visit the motherland. I ran into tons of Chinese tourists and they usually made me want to stay far away from China. All Continue Reading

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

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


the Guardian

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

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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Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Besides visiting famous places or trying authentic cuisine, shopping is one of the activities everyone should have on their list while traveling. Hanoi offers so many shopping options for any kind of interests. Find out more what you buy and where to shop in Hanoi. Hanoi Shopping Malls Keangnam Hanoi  Shopping malls are the best […]

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Christina's Saigon

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Listings  Saigon Street Eat

Listings Saigon Street Eat


Downtown Grid

Sacramento Restaurants & Shopping, Things To Do in Midtown, Farm to Fork - Downtown Grid

February 2017 Credit Card Bonuses to Earn Free Travel

by noreply@blogger.com (Liz) @ The Gross Travel Chronicles

Hi Folks!

I'm taking a break from my (long overdue) trip reports to provide some links to great credit card sign up bonuses.

100% honesty: If you use these links, the Grosses will be getting some sort of points bonus in return for your signup. What that means, however, is that we hold each of these cards (we even pay the annual fee on one), and have gotten good value out of it. In 2016 we took 2 business class flights and 4 economy flights (all international) and stayed used over three weeks of free hotel nights, in part because of these cards. If you're looking to pick some up, peruse these links.

Fantastic Sign Up Bonuses


Chase Sapphire Preferred (Visa)
This is a card you should get sooner rather than later if you're looking to earn points and miles. The signup bonus is 50,000 Chase Ultimate Reward points after spending $4,000 in three months. Add an authorized user, get an extra 5,000 points. You'll also earn two points per dollar on travel and dining. If you eat out and or travel a lot, you'll probably have at least 60,000 points when your sign up bonus hits. I like to transfer my Ultimate Reward points to United Mileage Plus (here's their frequent flyer award chart) or Hyatt, where I can often get great hotel rooms for 8,000-12,000 points per night. You can also use these points to book travel through the Ultimate Rewards portal. Aaron and I love this card, and will continue to pay the annual fee each year. For new applicants, the fee is waived the first year, so you could always choose to cancel the card or downgrade to a no annual fee Chase card after the first year if you don't want to pay the annual fee.

You will only be approved for this card if you have opened less than 5 new credit card accounts in the last 24 months. To check this, pull your credit report (you can do it for free on Credit Karma) and count the number of new credit card accounts over the last 24 months. Even if a card is closed, or if it's an authorized use of someone else's card, it will count in Chase's 5/24 formula. Less than 5 accounts? Great! Go for this card right now and you'll have enough points to transfer to United for a round-trip flight to Europe from the US!

If you're still under 5/24, it would be smart to also get the United Mileage Plus Explorer card while it has a 50,000 mile bonus.  You can combine that bonus with the Chase Sapphire Preferred bonus to have even more miles! I don't hold this card anymore, so I don't have a referral link. Google it and you'll find it. Another good bonus (and card benefits) is available for the Chase Sapphire Reserve (the bonus is double if you apply at a Chase Bank branch before March 12), but make sure you understand the annual fee, which is not waived the first year.

Starwood Preferred Guest (American Express)
For a limited time, there is an increased sign-up bonus on this card: 25,000 SPG points after you spend $3,000 in three months, and another 10,000 SPG points when you spend an additional $2,000 within the first six months. SPG points are great because they're incredibly versatile. Of course, you can use them to book SPG hotels (e.g., Westin, Sheraton) at just a few thousand points per night. Or, you can transfer them to Marriott at a rate or 1:3, making this 35,000 point signup bonus worth 105,000 Marriott points. Or, you can transfer the points to Delta, American, or many other airlines, and get an extra 5,000 points for every 20,000 points transferred. So, the 40,000+ points you'll have after meeting the minimum spend will be worth 50,000 airline miles. (Note: SPG points do not transfer to United.) The annual fee on this card is waived the first year.

I love SPG points because they're so flexible. I'd definitely recommend signing up for the personal card while the bonus is high. If you also happen to have a business (even as a sole proprietor with small side income), you can also sign up for the SPG business card from Amex, which has a slightly higher minimum spend to receive the same bonus.

Low Minimum Spend Requirements


Hilton Honors Card (American Express)
If you're not able to spend $3,000-$4,000 in three months but want to dip your toes into points/miles, consider this card. The minimum spend is $1,000 within three months, and the signup bonus is 75,000 Hilton points. There is no annual fee on this card, ever. 75,000 points should get you a couple nights at a full-service Hilton in mid-size cities (I paid 30,000-40,000 per night in Germany) or up to seven nights at limited service properties in small towns off the interstate, say....on a road trip. In April, Hilton is changing their award program so that family members can share accounts...making this a great card for both you and your significant other (or parents!) to get, so you can pool your points. Here's my link to sign up. We get bonus points if you use it before February 27.

Amex Everyday (American Express)
This is another low minimum spend, no annual fee card. Spend $1,000 in three months and get 15,000 Amex Membership Reward Points. This is another good flexible point currency - it can transfer to Delta, Aeroplan, Hilton, or many other travel partners. You can also redeem points for Amazon gift cards or for AirBNB. If you happen to have an American Express card that earns Membership Reward points that you're looking to cancel (say, because you don't get enough value to pay the annual fee), you can add this card to your wallet and keep your Membership Reward Points balance active. Here's my link to sign up.


Questions?


If you have questions about these cards, let me know. The least I can do is be helpful if you're nice enough to use my links!

Quan Ut Ut - District 1

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Chiều Cháo Lòng

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

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

5 best restaurants in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

This is not really an easy list to compile, as there are many great restaurants in Saigon. In fact Saigon is famous for it’s restaurant culture and for the excellent selection of top tier restaurants. Saigon is the perfect place for excellent eateries, nestled along the Saigon river and boasting excellent weather all the year […]

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Returning Home After Extended Travel

by livingoutsideofthebox @ Living Outside of the Box

This summer I had the opportunity to speak at the inaugural Family Adventure Summit, which was held in Penticton, BC (Canada) over Labor Day weekend in 2017. I was asked to speak on “Repatriation”…which is a fancy (albeit ugly) word that means “the return of someone to their own country.” We returned to the US […]

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Ho Chi Minh Museum

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Museum of Vietnamese History

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

The Ultimate List of Budget Airlines you Need to know

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

If you want to optimize your budget, saving costs through the airfare is the best way. We sometimes like to buy the cheapest flights, sacrifice leg space and comfort, to be able to save that...

Enjoying Life on the Farm in Hastings, New Zealand

by livingoutsideofthebox @ Living Outside of the Box

We were tickled pink when we were able to find a last-minute vacation/”bach” rental in Hastings, NZ become available during the nearby Napier Art Deco Festival that attracts visitors from all over to enjoy their 125+ events over a February weekend! It turned out to be a superb location–perched on the edge of a vineyard, and […]

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17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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5 Best Streets for Street Food in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

Vietnamese street food is so good, it’s made it’s way across the whole world. There isn’t a city you can go to in the world where you won’t find a local take on the ubiquitous pho, or traditional spring rolls. Vietnam’s southern city, Saigon, is home to some of the country’s most delicious street eats; […]

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A perfect itinerary for your two-day Mekong Delta tour suggested by a local

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

The Mekong Delta, otherwise known as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, is a colourful display of various shades of green. Here in this water world, boats float in the lazy rivers, buffalos wander in the rice fields and ripe fruits adorn the trees. It is also here that visitors will get a true taste of […]

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Best Sim Card to use in Multiple European countries

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

On our recent cruise, we visited many places in Europe, and we had the Best Sim Card to use in Multiple European countries. This is because it worked really well everywhe…

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Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Hostels are the way to go for budget-oriented travelers. Visitors can enjoy full of services with small angles, affordable rates. the suggestions below will give you the perfect choice. The Common Room Project Bizarre in concept yet strangely nice in the way it brings it all together, The Common Room Project is where hotel meets […]

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What we learned from our first cruise experience – 50 days

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We have never been on a cruise, and this is what we learned from our first cruise experience, which happened to be 50 days long. Let us share our Cruise Hacks and Recommend…

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5 best buffet restaurants in Hanoi

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

One of the most popular restaurants in Vietnam is the buffet. A restaurant where you can go and choose from a variety of food all laid out on different tables. You can eat as much as you want and there is usually quite a lot of food to choose from. There are different buffets, seafood […]

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30 of the Best Lighthouses in the World

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Cádiz in Spain will be the next Hot Spot Travel Destination

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Eating Healthy in Dubai … Delivery!

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

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

Saigon Street Eat

Saigon Street Eat


Yahoo Local

Find Saigon Street Eat in Sacramento with Address, Phone number from Yahoo US Local. Includes Saigon Street Eat Reviews, maps & directions to Saigon Street Eat in Sacramento and more from Yahoo US Local

Saigon Street Eats answers all our Vietnamese foodie prayers

Saigon Street Eats answers all our Vietnamese foodie prayers


The Weekly Review

Saigon Street Eats 249 Carlisle Street, Balaclava 0403 681 585 saigonstreeteats.com.au   THE VIBE Super fresh, healthy and authentic Vietnamese food from a family-run business with three generati

Travel to Sapa – Homestays and More

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Vietnamese Street Food Tour

Vietnamese Street Food Tour


Back of the Bike Tours

The very best Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam food tour experience for YOU! Saigon's Street Food on the Back of a Motorbike! |*Rated 5 Stars*| Book Now!

10 things to do in St Barts

by Carmen Allan-Petale @ Double Barrelled Travel

So as most of you know, Dave and I have been very busy the last few months as we welcomed baby Ruby into the world. We’ve been adjusting to this parenting thing and are slowly getting used to the responsibility of looking after a tiny human. Sometimes when I get a moment to reflect on [...]

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A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Vietnam is a fabulous country that sings harmonies of the wild jungle and the people that venture through it. That is a destination that you must visit at least once in your life if you seek adventure. One of the most desired places to stay in Vietnam for both foreigners and locals alike is Da […]

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Visiting Flåm in Norway

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

It was a day when everyone woke early on the cruise ship because we were Visiting Flåm in Norway. I am talking 4am early because we were sailing along the Aurlandsfjord, …

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Visiting Valentia Island in Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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What to Pack for a Ski Trip to Japan

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

You are Planning a Ski trip to Japan. Well done you. Ever wondered What to Pack for a Ski Trip to Japan? As veterans of skiing in Japan, we can tell you that it is one of the mos…

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10 street food dishes you have to try in Ho Chi Minh City

10 street food dishes you have to try in Ho Chi Minh City


The Independent

With vendors selling specialty dishes daily on every street corner, you don’t stay hungry for long in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City.

Hunting for Krasnale – The Anti-Communist Dwarves of Wroclaw

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

Wroclaw may possibly be one of Poland’s most charming and picturesque cities. Nestled both alongside and within the Oder, its centre contains 12 islands connected by 130 bridges. A rainbow of…

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The Charcoal vs Gas Grill Debate Comes Home to Roost

by Elizabeth Weintraub @ Elizabeth Weintraub

Elizabeth Weintraub, Sacramento Real Estate Agent.

Never thought I would be the person who jumps into the charcoal vs gas grill debate. Because somehow, don’t ask me how, I’ve managed to live through 65 years of my life without a gas grill. Charcoal always seemed simple and easy. Especially if you use a charcoal chimney to start the briquettes. Not to […]

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Photo Diary: Snapshots of People in Vietnam

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

Vietnam is infinitely photogenic. From the serene beaches of Phu Quoc to the monumental limestone karsts of Halong Bay, the decaying facades of Hanoi’s Old Quarter to the lantern strewn streets…

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Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve

by Necessary Indulgences @ Necessary Indulgences

The hike is fairly easy and will take you along a picturesque landscape of fynbos vegetation and massive granite rocks.

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Things I Learned about Monaco and Monte Carlo

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I had known a couple of things about Monaco before I visited … but not a lot. I was always confused between Monaco and Monte Carlo. These are the Things I Learned abo…

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Bonsai Saigon River Cruise – Resurrection!

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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Saigon Street Eat - Authentic Vietnamese Street Food in Sacramento

Saigon Street Eat - Authentic Vietnamese Street Food in Sacramento


Saigon Street Eat

Saigon Street Eat - authentic Vietnamese street foods of Saigon, like Pho, Banh Mi, Rice Paper Rolls & more. Wine & beer selection. Vegetarian-friendly.

How to Spend 24 hours in Aarhus in Denmark

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Vietnamese food is an insanely delicious cuisine. Here are 25 Vietnamese dishes you need to try, and restaurants to eat them in Saigon.

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

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Top 5 popular rice dishes in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

Of course rice is the most popular food by far in Vietnam and is eaten everyday by the majority of the population, so suffice it to say the number of rice dishes in Vietnam are nearly uncountable. However the list below should give you a pretty good idea of the variety and creativity that the […]

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The Best Cooking Class in Tuscany in Italy

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

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

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Happy Holidays and Bucket Lists

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

I was working late one night and had a surprising email from a potential client come across my screen.  It talked about a possible opportunity to work on a travel project with a theme of’ ‘Firsts’.  They asked me to provide my list of ‘firsts’ (bucket list items) I wanted to do – and encouraged […]

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Saigon Street Eats -- It's All About The Food! - The Dropout Diaries

Saigon Street Eats -- It's All About The Food! - The Dropout Diaries


The Dropout Diaries

We have created fun, friendly, food-focused Ho Chi Minh tours that take people into the chaotic backstreets of Saigon to eat the world's best street food.

Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

8 California Secrets You Need to Discover

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

You know how in the Wizard of Oz when Dorthy gets to Oz and there’s a lot of smoke and mirrors. She is temporarily enthralled with it – but soon she wants to find out what’s behind the smoke…and literally what’s behind the curtain. Her curiosity leads her to the almighty Oz, a man who […]

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L’Usine Restaurant Review (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)

by Pierre Blake @ PIERREBLAKE

I returned to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam with my eyes set on exploring all of the ins and outs. Saigon is jam-packed full of amazing food and beverage outlets. Most recently, I’ve taken a deeper dive into the L’Usine restaurants. The brand has three locations around Saigon to check out! My first visit included a Continue Reading

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...

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