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Flavoured Dumplings!

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

Dumplings Around The World! You may choose to call them potstickers, momos, baos, or wontons, or you may prefer them steamed, boiled, fried or baked, but world over, dumplings remain the best soul-gratifying, comfort food. The warm waft of the steam that breathes out with the first bite into the pillowy softness, does not prepare...

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Discovering George Town's amazing street art

Discovering George Town's amazing street art

by Kayli Stix @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

What really inspired us was the Banksy style street art that began in 2012. Starting with a few pieces done by Ernest Zacharevic, the city is now filled with nearly 30+ beautiful pieces. The new ones shine bright against the worn down rustic building walls while the originals are slowly fading away, grasping onto every inch of paint it can.

Discovering Hong Kong's best cheap eats, art galleries and film camera shops

Discovering Hong Kong's best cheap eats, art galleries and film camera shops

by Kayli Stix @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

We spent our first few days exploring the massive city on Hong Kong island admiring all of the street art we could find, including a piece by Shepard Fairey. We explored all the art galleries we could (most were closed on the days we tried) and shopped in camera stores, Summer’s favorite pastime. We ate some of the best dumplings and stuffed our faces silly every chance we had, As we are truly now traveling on a budget, we did not get to eat at some of the best places HK has to offer but we did find some amazing cheap eats. We of course got our bubble tea every chance we could.

Amazing color photos of teenage dance parties and disco from the…

by vintage everyday @ Nostalgia

Amazing color photos of teenage dance parties and disco from the 1960s and 1970s.

Discover: Aberdeen

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Among the artifacts displayed at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland is a flag from Hitler's staff car. (Don't ask how they got it.)

Asian Trails: A Motorbike Food Trail Through the Streets of Ho Chi Minh City - PATA

Asian Trails: A Motorbike Food Trail Through the Streets of Ho Chi Minh City - PATA


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We all travel for different reasons – some to discover more of the world, others to do voluntourism, while the… Read More   

11 offbeat excuses to visit Dubai

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

Contrary to popular conception, Dubai sightseeing is not just about hopping from one mall to the other, but exploring what the real Dubai has to offer. There is a world full of colour, exotic spices, friendly people, and scrumptious food just waiting to be discovered. Here are our top 11 offbeat things to do in...

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Saigon Vespa Tour | Vietnam | Experience Travel Group

Saigon Vespa Tour | Vietnam | Experience Travel Group


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Explore Saigon by night on the back of a Vespa on your tailor-made Vietnam holiday with Experience Travel Group. ABTA/ATOL 100% financial protection.

Phnom Penh Nightlife Experience

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Kickstart the evening with a cocktail at a rooftop bar overlooking the Mekong river on the famous Phnom Penh riverfront...

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Pastel Nintendo Pins made by ArcadeHealer

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Pastel Nintendo Pins made by ArcadeHealer

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...

The Croatian Culinary Experience!

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

I have to admit, I had been a little skeptical about Croatian food before my trip to Croatia. Since the country has such a long coastline, I assumed the country’s food is all about its sea food. Even Google turned up images of seafood during the pre-trip research phase. A little dejected, I stuffed my...

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THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2 Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 8:00 AM* Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 50.000 VND/ person/ tour Note: ***scooter surcharge*** will be 70.000 VND/person/tour starts on 17th February 2016 * The tour will not available on Monday. **If you’d like to do tour at afternoon, please make reservation 24 hours prior to the […]

SAIGON FREE WALKING TOURS

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A non-profit managed by Hospitality & Tourism students, Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh city.

Discover: Lubbock

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Among the objects on display at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas, memorializing the city's favorite son, is a giant-size replica of the rocker's trademark glasses.

5 places to eat in Singapore for a vegetarian

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

Vegetarians you won’t starve in Singapore One of the biggest fears that most Indian vegetarian travelers are fearful of while travelling to South East Asia is what if they do not enjoy the local south eastern cusine. More importantly if you have pure vegetarians in your midst then cusine becomes a distinct challenge to enjoy...

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About Kutch: To visit a land of stark beauty

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

The name Kutch is derived from kachbo, which means tortoise in Gujarati, and signifies the shape of the landmass. Unique in its geographic stationing, Kutch is a desert capped by a gulf of the same name. The land is dependent entirely on the passing of seasons – it is dry and arid in summer, a...

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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...

Rich Traditions Hue Countryside

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Rich traditions Hue countryside Discover the hidden charms of Hue. Kick off the day with a Vietnamese coffee or fresh...

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Diamonds in the Rough: Defining Literary Culture

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

  “Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.”   ― Ray Bradbury Time and again, libraries and other homes for books have found themselves questioned for having spread radical ideas and inciting rebellion. It is however, historically and culturally significant to note, that despite centuries of censorship and book-burning, not...

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23 stunning color photographs that capture everyday life in…

by vintage everyday @ Nostalgia

23 stunning color photographs that capture everyday life in Russia in the late 19th century.

Exploring Australia's East Coast waterfalls

Exploring Australia's East Coast waterfalls

by Kayli Stix @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

While Queensland is infamous for being home to the natural wonder, the Great Barrier Reef, we decided to make a road trip inland for a little bit to explore the beautiful nature on land in the Queensland national parks and waterfalls. We would’ve explored them all if we could but we managed to at least squeeze in four majestic ones in four days.

Scooting Through Saigon (Ho Chi Minh), 3 Day Tour - Rickshaw Travel

Scooting Through Saigon (Ho Chi Minh), 3 Day Tour - Rickshaw Travel


Rickshaw Travel

See Saigon on a vintage Vespa, finding hidden street food hotspots with your local guide. You'll browse the Benh Thanh Market & famous Reunification Palace.

Romancing with the clouds in Munnar, Kerala

by admin @ black swan journeys

Munnar A much needed vacation took us romancing in the mist clad hills of Munnar, which is South India’s largest tea-growing region and a picturesque hill station in the state of Kerala. According to Hindu mythology, Kerala was created by Lord Parasurama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu by throwing his axe across the sea to...

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Viet Nam Vespa Tour

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Duration: 4,5 hours

Highlight: Travelling with Vespa Tours, you will have a unique and exciting touch of Hanoi, experiencing the past, present and future

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Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

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As of today, Las Vegas' Monte Carlo Casino Hotel remains closed pending the investigation of last week's fire and the impending repair work. At this time, reservations at the Monte Carlo are being moved to other MGM Mirage hotels. In addition, the Lance Burton show will be suspended for the time being and all tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded.

Soaking in local hot pools and sipping on meerkat poop coffee (kopi luwak)

Soaking in local hot pools and sipping on meerkat poop coffee (kopi luwak)

by Kayli Stix @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

Our first full day in Bali we decided to cruise down the street with Putu, our driver to some local hot pools. Feeling elated and completely zen, we decided to pick up our energy by sipping on meerkat poop. That’s right… drinking coffee produced from a meerkats digestive system. Similar to Vietnamese weasel coffee, kopi luwak (meerkat coffee) in Indonesia is made from roasting the coffee beans that meerkats run through their system.

Top Churches in Vietnam for Meaningful Christmas Eve

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

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Rare vintage photographs captured Ernest Hemingway posing…

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Rare vintage photographs captured Ernest Hemingway posing shirtless.

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...

Discover: Takaoka

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On your way from Takaoka to the Vladivostok ferry? Take a look out the window: the name of the Himi train line means Ice-Watching.

School Trip By Alyssa Kopelman

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Before I came to Vietnam, and based on a lot of the research we had conducted, I had the impression that a lot of the children and families outside of the city were in “poverty.” That being “poor” meant they didn’t have warm clothes to wear, enough food to eat, a covered place to sleep […]

Discover: Kota Kinabalu

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The Hall of Skulls at Monsopiad Cultural Village outside Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia features 42 skulls of enemies, all killed by the warrior-hero Monsopiad.

The Oldest Restaurant in the World

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

Madrid is often mentioned when we talk of football, art and design, but did you know it also is home to the oldest  restaurant in the world which is still up and running? Originally Casa Botín, later Sobrino de Botín and now just Botín, figures in the Guinness Book of Records and is considered amongst the world’s...

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Ho Chi Minh Vespa Night Street Food Tour | Vietnam Package Travel | Vacation & Holiday

Ho Chi Minh Vespa Night Street Food Tour | Vietnam Package Travel | Vacation & Holiday


Vietnam Package Travel | Vacation & holiday packages

It is very interesting to travel around town on our scooters, especially vintage Vespa. The tour will bring you back period of Saigon in 1950s.

The best attractions in Phan Thiet, Mui Ne

by Ngan Nguyen @ Vietnam Package Travel | Vacation & holiday packages

While Phan Thiet and Mui Ne are among the busiest coastal towns in Vietnam, it remains relatively untouched by urban development, making it an ideal retreat from the bustling cities of Saigon and Hanoi. The most famous attractions here are the Red and White Sand Dunes, where travellers can enjoy a fun-filled day of riding […]

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Hue Street Food for Happy Vietnam Food Tour

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

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Discover: Bohinj

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Medieval frescoes in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Bohinj, Slovenia often show figures with large swellings of the neck (goiters), caused by lack of iodine in the local diet.

Yang Bay Waterfall – The Princess In The Mountain

by admin @ Vietnam discovery Travel

The stream bending through the dense forest and the rocks, falling to form the Yang Bay waterfall as the hair of...

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Vespa Adventures: Hanoi After Dark Food Tour

Vespa Adventures: Hanoi After Dark Food Tour


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Tonight Summer and I got the amazing experience to cruise around Hanoi on the back of vespas stopping at some of Hanoi’s finest meals, coffee and street food. Our tour company, Vespa Adventures met us at our hostel at 6pm sharp to pick us up for our foodie tour in Hanoi. We got to try the best coffe

5 reasons to say ‘Chalo Delhi!’

by admin @ black swan journeys

“I asked my soul: What is Delhi? She replied: The world is the body and Delhi its life.” ~ Mirza Ghalib They say Delhi is made up of seven different Delhis. To experience this,  you have to let her slowly unveil each of  those seven secrets for you. Experience Delhi in all her seasons, in...

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SAIGON FREE WALING TOURS

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Founded in September 2014. We have accompanied more than 200 tourists so far.

Siversea presents exclusive savings offers for selected luxury Asia voyage

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HONG KONG, January 16, 2018 — Silversea Cruises is delighted to offer last minute savings on a fascinating selection of Asia voyages*,… Read More   

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Saigon Perspectives - From the Back of a Vespa

Saigon Perspectives - From the Back of a Vespa


Khiri Travel

Khiri Travel does the popular attractions – but in a different way. Khiri Travel Vietnam is offering Vespa scooter tours and female motorbike tours in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). The idea is to navigate through Saigon the same as local people do. And that typically means getting on the back of a small motorbike [...]

Croatian Vacation

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

A hundred islands speckle the extended coastline of Croatia, tiny dots on the Adriatic Sea when seen from above. The beauty is compounded by the Dinaric Alps which follow the shores of these glittering waters, and form an entire ecosphere of natural beauty on their own. Croatia is a historian’s fantasy at its finest, the...

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BOOK NOW

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

There are 3 steps to book tour: Step 1: Complete and submit booking form: http://goo.gl/forms/9qg0usPKM3 Step 2: Wait for confirmation. Your request will be responded in 12 hours at the latest. Step 3: Confirm. Please note that the sooner you make reservation, the better service we provide. We recommend you to book tour 24 hours in advance.     […]

Discover: Jakar

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A cypress tree outside Kurje Lhakhang monastery in Jakar, Bhutan is claimed to have grown from Guru Rinpoche's walking stick.

SAIGON STREET FOOD

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 6:00 PM Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 70.000 VND/ person/ tour** OVERVIEW: People once said that “Saigon is the kitchen of the world”, it certainly feels that way. Indeed, whenever you feel like grabbing some foods, to satisfy either your stomach or your appetite, it is always easy to find some […]

Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

Good things come in threes — and in Japan, the list includes views, castles, gardens, mountains, hot springs and giant Buddha statues.

Theatreland – The Sound of Music(als)

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

With a name as enchanting as Theatreland, and dramatic ventures beckoning almost anywhere one turns, London’s foremost theatre district is a delight for the eyes. A distinguished name on the stage of English language theatre, the West End is bound by four major roads in the heart of the city, and is renowned for its...

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Travel gear review: The stylish Jo Totes Abby camera bag

by Petra @ The Global Couple

I'm super picky about camera bags, but fortunately for me the Jo Totes Abby camera bag ticks a lot of boxes! Have a read to find out why I love it!

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Streets & Eats of Hue

by admin @ Vespa Adventures » Products

This is an all you can eat & free flow drink tour, so come with an appetite!

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Things to Remember when Traveling in Vietnam

by hoanganh @ Vietnam Package Travel | Vacation & holiday packages

For good telephone/internet service make sure that you buy your sim card through an established service provider in Vietnam. You can also consider to buy Tourist SIM right at the airport. There are usually have some telecom booths or shops for you to choose from. The most-used brands are Viettel, Mobifone and Vinaphone. Do not […]

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Temple of Literature launches audio guide service for tourists

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The Temple of Literature, a popular tourist attraction in Ha Noi, launched an audio guide service for visitors on January 11....

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Black Swan Experiences

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

ExperiencesListed below are some of the experiences offered by Black Swan Journeys Garli, Himachal Pradesh, India A sleepy little village nestled in the Kangra valley, Garli could almost be a place suspended in time – heritage buildings, temples & shrines, local craft. But, enjoying Kangri chai next to a pond as you marvel over the...

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Discover: Clipperton Island

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If you somehow find yourself visiting Clipperton Island and lack things to do (understandably), try running around the island and timing yourself; the record circumnavigation time is one hour and 17 minutes.

Volunteering By Accident by Lukas Schweitzer

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Working with Better Life Vietnam has done many things for me. It has made me appreciate what I have, what I had as a child. What I know my children might one day have. Most of all, it has allowed me to experience a part of Vietnamese life that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. All […]

Discover: Kratie

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The interior of the Phnom Sombok temple in Kratie, Cambodia is decorated with torture scenes for the edification of the non-virtuous visitor.

Stories In Stone:Rock Art Across The World!

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

Rock Art Art since the earth's beginnings has undergone numerous changes. Nowadays an artist has various tools to sculpt or paint or sketch on. When the earth was in its infancy humans chiseled out depictions of their existence and culture on rocks. These depictions, for archaeologists and historians worth as much as a Picasso, now...

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Discover: Cranbrook

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If you visit Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada and crave a dinner of alligator meat, you can get it at K's Amazon Eatery -- even though the Amazon and its gators are thousands of miles away.

Test form buffet

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Discover Impressive Ban Gioc Waterfall and Its Festival in Cao Bang

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

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Traveller Speaks: Bali

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

BALI I recently told a friend, the travel bug has got me bad. Every few months, wanderlust beckons and I kneel and obey! She had then said, ‘you always make your trips sound so perfect.’ And her words had bothered me, when it should not have, since she clearly meant it as a compliment. I...

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Reflection by Cassandra Tan from Singapore

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It wasn’t the usual Thursday routine of going to the gym and grocery shopping. I woke up feeling great, knowing that I would be somewhere in Ha Nam in a couple of hours, meeting children who have never met or spoken to foreigners before. I collected boxes of books from the store and got onto […]

Get Farming Experience with Dalat Garden Tours

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

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Binh Chau Forest

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Binh Chau Forest in Phuoc Buu is a diverse landscape, attracting many domestic and foreign tourists in Travel Companies in Vietnam. Not...

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Traveller Speaks: Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

Rishikesh!One visit back in 60's by the Beatles and ever since this pilgrimage site has taken a more hipper route.The narrow streets of Rishikesh are bustling with furore of activity. Everything surprises you initially - right from an Icecream eating monkey to cows pooping bang in the centre of the road - and then, nothing...

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Khuất Thị Nhung

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Born: 01/08/2000 Nhung lives with her grandmother, parents and a younger brother. Her  father has a mental disease. Her mother is the only one who works to feed the whole family. Her mother works in a garment shop, where she makes clothes for upwards of ten hours a day. During primary and secondary school, Nhung had to […]

Traveller Speaks: India and Abroad

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

Maharashtra, Dapoli, India: Sunil PatilThe day we arrived at the Farm, we were greeted warmly by the whole staff and were served some good relaxing Kokam juice.The staff was very friendly and they took care of my kid too. After probing our taste and liking's the staff had a well planned schedule for the meal...

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Caver's paradise at Cave Lodge in Mae Hong Son

Caver's paradise at Cave Lodge in Mae Hong Son

by Kayli Stix @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

The Cave Lodge was a true Northern Thailand forest experience with some of the most unique caves we have explored. We only saw a handful of caves during our stay but there are at least 200+ in the area. It is a caver's paradise.

The Insider’s Phnom Penh

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If you’re looking to see not only the highlights of Phnom Penh but the secret spots too – this is the...

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

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In Saudi Arabia, you can try authentic apple-flavored Budweiser. (Non-alcoholic, of course.)

29 amazing black and white photos that capture everyday life of…

by vintage everyday @ Nostalgia

29 amazing black and white photos that capture everyday life of Northern Argentina in 1970.

Hoi An Rural Villages & Luxury Spa Experience

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Hotel drop-off is not included in this package.

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Hai Van Pass & Coastal Adventure – Hoi An to Hue

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Guests ride on the back with our experienced drivers on this tour to ensure safety. If you'd like to drive, please contact us directly!

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Dolphin watching at sunrise with a local Balinese fisherman and his son

Dolphin watching at sunrise with a local Balinese fisherman and his son

by Kayli Stix @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

Our last full day in paradise we woke while it was still dark and piled onto a single file motor junk boat with a local man and his son. We set off with sleepy faces to go dolphin watching during sunrise. Sadly the sun hid behind a heavy layer of clouds as it rose but we were blessed with watching at least 20 dolphins travel together alongside our boat for nearly 30 minutes.

A Complete Guide to Sapa Vietnam for Full Experiences

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Sapa Vietnam has numerous beautiful and exquisite corners for year-round vacations in which people discover the cool vibe, stunning mountain, ethnic village, etc. The experiences are all worthy and memorable. For a complete discovery of Sapa, find a full guide below so that trip to the existing paradise in the northwest of Vietnam just goes […]

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Thailand showcases Thai local experiences at ATF 2018

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  BANGKOK, January 17, 2018 — The countdown to the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 in Chiang Mai from 22 to 26… Read More   

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Micheal’s Reflection

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A little over one month ago, I contacted Better Life Vietnam after noticing a post my friend shared on Facebook. The post contained a picture of a young girl who dreams one day of becoming a doctor and an appeal to help make that dream come true through a sponsorship program. Keen for more information, […]

Exploring Luang Prabang: hiking with Tiger Trail

by Petra @ The Global Couple

We really enjoyed getting out of Luang Prabang and seeing the Laos countryside on a day hike with Tiger Trail. We experienced village life, the cool jungle, the river and a beautiful waterfall!

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Vespa Adventures: Siem Reap Countryside Tour

Vespa Adventures: Siem Reap Countryside Tour

by Kayli Stix @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

Our first Vespa Adventures in Cambodia exploring the countryside in Siem Reap. We were blessed by monks in the beginning of our trip, explored Buddhist temples, learned about a local food market, went on a boat cruise towards the restoration of a temple in the middle of a reservoir, stopped at a local's house for lunch with traditional Cambodian dishes, saw a local woman's basket weaving, ate traditional Krolan, sticky rice steamed inside of a bamboo and stopped at a traditional herbal medicine shop towards the end of our trip. We saw true local life in the countryside on the outskirts of Siem Reap and learned an incredible amount about Cambodian culture and traditions.

Wat Rong Khun (the White Temple) at sunset and sunrise in Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Khun (the White Temple) at sunset and sunrise in Chiang Rai

by Kayli Stix @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

t was one of the most unique temple interiors and exteriors we have ever seen and definitely worth seeing. It is all white (with some silver accents) on the outside featuring some eerie, dark statues, just our cup of tea. Inside is a beautiful Buddha featured on the main wall, but one would be a fool if they do not turn around once inside. Now I don’t want to give it all away, but on the back wall the artist painted a huge mural to represent Buddhism in the modern age.

Versatile Wayanad: A perfect weekend getaway!

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

We are intrigued by novelty. A large part of that therapeutic relief that we receive through travel is based in the conceptual need of every individual to experience and almost invariably be excited by novelty. Every once in a while, we need to get away, and it is these little one-day or two-day breaks that...

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Hanoi After Dark

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Hanoi After dark start at our stylish local Café with a cocktail and a delicious snack from one of the...

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My Son Sanctuary – The Place Marks A Golden Age

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My Son Sanctuary is located in a valley about 2 km in diameter surrounded by hills. It was recognized by UNESCO...

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Discover: Graz

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UPC Arena in Graz, Austria was renamed in 1997 to honor native son Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the old name was restored in 2005 over the governor's support of the death penalty.

48 Hours in Prague

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

Titled the historical capital of Bohemia, Prague is a wonderful cultural amalgamation of the many influences it has found itself a subject of a nucleus of both the Gothic and Renaissance eras, Prague has also served as a hub of war activity during World War I. Many such beautiful cultural locations have survived the bloody...

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Thailand ready for ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 in Chiang Mai

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BANGKOK, January 17, 2018 – Thailand is ready to host the 37th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF 2018) between 22-26 January, 2018, at… Read More   

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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....

Three days in Dewas

by admin @ black swan journeys

By the end of three days in Dewas, one very important question took hold of our very skins – how much dal-baati is too much dal-baati? The answer is tricky. We discovered that meal after meal, a group of city bumpkins sheepishly dipping the tough, baked balls of dough in fiery gruels. We often slept...

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WTTC announces Finalists for 2018 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

by PATAIntern @ PATA

January 16, 2018 — The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is pleased to announce the 15 Finalists for its 2018… Read More   

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Traveller Speaks: Kashmir, India

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

Two friends, one a mother cum working woman the other mother cum struggling entrepreneur and both wives; bored to the core with their hectic, mundane and exhaustive life schedule, decide to take a break. A BREAK without any baggage (sans husband’s and kids) and visit KASHMIR. One completely against a travel company planning the vacation...

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The Insider’s Hanoi

by Ton Bao @ Vespa Adventures » Products

The Insider’s Hanoi starts off sampling the local Café culture at our Italian style Café in the heart of the...

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To Taste India – Five flavors, one nation

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

  The diversity of India impacts its people unique ways; from simple things like their way of life to complex cultural mannerisms, the diversity is open and out there (perhaps it is better to say ‘out here’!) for anyone who seeks it. This diversity however, stems first and foremost from the land – the variations...

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The Rosé-tinted Glasses of Life

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

I must admit I was quite late to the Game of Thrones party…6 years too late. It’s a violent and brilliant drama that I was too afraid to watch for the past 6 years, because certain images tend to get seared onto my brain once I see them, and the fact that I can involuntarily...

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Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

In the celebrated art colony of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can of course get paintings of the scenery of the southwestern United States, but did you know you can also get original paintings of Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote?

High Fives of Pink City! Jaipur

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

JaipurUnder the desert sun, a dancer dressed in bright hues, doing graceful pirouettes, while the silver of her jewellery catches your eye. A memory so mesmerising that you shan't forget it for decades to come. - Dance form: Ghoomar. Place: Jaipur And the 'atypical' fairytale goes.... A long time ago, this pink city was blessed...

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Discover: Havana

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For an "authentic" experience in getting around Havana via public transportation, try El Camello, a split-level bus pulled by a semi-truck, and resembling a 2-humped camel.

Exploring Chiang Mai and finding the best eats

Exploring Chiang Mai and finding the best eats

by Kayli Stix @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

We arrived in Chiang Mai in the late morning on the 15th and spent our day relaxing, eating AMAZING Thai food and rejuvenating. We ate the best lunch ever, walked around a little, relaxed at the bed and terrace, ate more amazing food for dinner and finished off the night with a $6 Thai massage. Doesn't get much better than that to make us happy. We knew we would be back to Chiang Mai after our stay at the Cave Lodge so we just relaxed and went to bed early for our long journey the following day.

Cave exploring with Gaymoo, a local Karen jungle guide, in Mae Hong Son

Cave exploring with Gaymoo, a local Karen jungle guide, in Mae Hong Son

by Kayli Stix @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

We tagged along with a group of 5 other explorers who came from Pai for the adventure. Our group was picked up in the morning and we were loaded into the back of a pickup and dropped off at the forest with our Karen Village guide, Gaymoo. We then trekked through the forest for an hour trying random fruits along the way, saying hi to some mud bathing water buffalos, blowing bubbles through the leaves of bubble plants and finally making it to our first cave. It had rained the night before so entering this first cave was quite slippery in the mud as we had to nearly crawl on hands and knees for 10 meters. Once in we walked around the beautiful cave seeing all the untouched formations.

World Heritages in Vietnam

by hoanganh @ Vietnam Package Travel | Vacation & holiday packages

Vietnam has 21 world heritage properties including 5 cultural heritage sites, 2 natural heritage sites, 1 mixed heritage site, 9 intangible cultural heritage forms, and 4 documentary heritages. Natural Heritage Sites 1 – Halong Bay – UNESCO World Heritage Site listed in 1994 Halong Bay was listed in 1994 as a World Heritage Site by the […]

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Nguyễn Thị Thanh Thương

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Born: 02/01/2001 At just 16, Thuong has faced many struggles and challenges. Thuong lives with her grandparents,as her parents are working in Ho Chi Minh City. Her eldest sister was forced into dropping out of school at fourteen to support their family, and Thuong is worried that she will face the same fate. She is an […]

Meeting Lord Rama in the Vanar Kingdom!

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

Glimpses of History & Mythology: Hampi & Anegundi  In hindsight, the night bus journey seems like the perfect plan. We boarded from Pune, and woke up afresh to the green and rocky vistas of Anegundi. It was a spectacular change in perspective. The 10 of us stood around, walked a bit, and stood back again,...

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Useful Tips Before You Go

by hoanganh @ Vietnam Package Travel | Vacation & holiday packages

A trip to Vietnam is an adventure! It will open a new window for you to see lives in the world. Whether you come for a week or a month, you will be welcomed, celebrated, and made to feel like home. Vietnam will grab hold of your heart and won’t let go. VISA Only citizens […]

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

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

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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.

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1 Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 8:00 AM* Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 50.000 VND/ person/ tour *If you’d like to do tour at afternoon, please make reservation 24 hours prior to the tour.   OVERVIEW: Beliefs and faiths are important and indispensable parts of people’s spiritual life, especially for Asian people. However, […]

Vietnamese Street Food Tour

Vietnamese Street Food Tour


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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!

Our Bespoke Journeys become the talk of the town!!!

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

The Golden Sparrow | Globetrotters of a different kind                   When travelling became more important than anything else, they quit their well-paying and high-profile jobs to bask in adventures and travel roads less explored. http://bit.ly/22GTKQw                          ...

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Long weekend getaways: Travel Made easy with Hassle-free visa

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

There are bunch of Travel lists doing the rounds which map out several overseas destinations where Indians can travel by getting a fast track visa or visa on arrival. However, we decided to collate a thorough compilation of quick –fix international vacations that guarantee you a bang for your buck. As the very many long...

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Saigon City Tour

Saigon City Tour


Back of the Bike Tours

Discover Ho Chi Minh City’s markets, temples and history on the back of a motorbike.

To Chase a Storm!

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

Monsoon Journey through India The late Khushwant Singh, prolific writer and historian, once said that the Indian Monsoon is presaged by the arrival of the Pied Crested Cuckoo, whose birdcall is a signal for the imminent waterworks. The monsoon is one of the most awaited seasons in India, for it follows in the footsteps of the usually harsh...

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Mystic beauty of Muong Hoa Valley

by admin @ Vietnam discovery Travel

The tourists come to Sapa Vietnam not only for the mountains shrouded in mist but also for valleys coated with the flowery blouses....

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Eating and sleeping in tents in Diep Son Island

by vankhoa @ Vietnam Package Travel | Vacation & holiday packages

After the backpackers’ discovery of the beauty of Diep Son island (Van Ninh, Khanh Hoa), it became the tourist destination attracting a large number of local and foreign visitors every day. Diep Son Island is also called Bip Island because previously a lot of Centropus sinesis lived in here. this island belongs to Diep Son […]

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GOING OFF BEAT IN NEPAL

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

The kingdom at the foothills of the mighty Himalayan range, although small in area compared to its neighbours; encompasses within itself an extensive array of experiences that are guaranteed to leave travellers spellbound. Not a newbie to travellers, Nepal has a charm that has drawn adventurers towards itself from time unfathomable. Since ancient times it...

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Working With BLV: A Personal Reflection by Kaitlyn Knoll

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Source: http://wayfarerkate.com/2017/09/03/2728/ Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of visiting a small village in Vietnam as part of my work with the non-profit, Better Life Vietnam. Better Life Vietnam works to help children rise out of poverty and stay in school. In many rural areas, children are not able to continue their educations because of family […]

Discover: Vicksburg

by @ Wikitravel

When you visit Vicksburg (Mississippi) National Military Park, you can see one of the first ironclad gunboats, dating back to US Civil War times.

Vũ Thị Thuỳ Trang

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Born: 03/23/2002 One of three children, she lives with her grandfather and disabled father. Her father faces discrimination and abusive employers in the workplace due to his disability. Although he wants to support his children he has faced many struggles. Her family raises chickens, and hopes to work with Better Life to create a sustainable […]

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...

Finding Pho in Vietnam! - black swan journeys

Finding Pho in Vietnam! - black swan journeys


black swan journeys

HANOI – HA LONG BAY – HOI AN – HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON) 7 nights / 8 days   Black Swan Experiences! Guided street food trail in Hanoi Cooking lesson at a local home in Hanoi Beer trail in Hanoi Luxury cruise at UNESCO listed Ha Long Bay Cooking class at Red Bridge Cooking...

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City


Traveller

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

The Best 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...

Best Eats of George Town, Penang

Best Eats of George Town, Penang

by Kayli Stix @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

Summer and I have a love for art, especially street art so when we were recommended/urged to visit George Town for its street art, we knew we had to go... and man was it worth it. We never wanted to leave. We spent each of our 5 days just walking around the city finding new street art each time, eating some of the best food in SE Asia and saying hello or smiling at the friendliest locals and people on the street.

Nguyễn Thị Thảo Linh

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Born: 04/12/2002 Her father left her family with a huge gambling debt. He even used the deed to their house to pay off his gambling fees. Most of the time during our visit, Thao Linh was in the back sewing garments for a factory. She only took a break to briefly have her picture taken, […]

Vespa Adventures: After Dark Foodie Tour in Siem Reap

Vespa Adventures: After Dark Foodie Tour in Siem Reap

by Kayli Stix @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

We cruised through the streets of Siem Reap to get a taste of all local delicacies and dishes. We began the night with drinks and appetizer at FCC Angkor and nightcapped at Asana, a trendy place to get cocktails and food. The highlight was eating insects and some of the best BBQ chicken at Road 60, where locals hang out after work at a outdoor style carnival with heaps of food, vegetable and fruit booths. Not to mention, the fireants we ate later in the night for dinner at a local restaurant. Yes, fireants. Don't worry, they weren't alive, just spicy and bitter tasting. 

Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

When eating at Houston's restaurant in Kanab, Utah, tip the servers well; they pack pistols, although it's just for show -- allegedly.

Black Swan Moments!

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

Goa: Feni tasting in a Heritage Homestay This country liquor produced only in Goa is something I thought I’d written off a long long time ago when on a thirsty summer’s day I gulped down a mouthful of what I had assumed was cold water. Sips of feni at family parties didn’t excite me either....

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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...

Top 10 Travel Essentials

Top 10 Travel Essentials

by Summer Luu @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

One of the most difficult parts about planning for long term travel is knowing exactly what to pack and what you should leave behind. After completing our 6 month travels, we finally mastered what exactly we need and could've left behind. We've created a list of our top 10 essentials for traveling around Oceania and Asia for long term.

Goa, India: Time travel this holiday season!

by admin @ black swan journeys

“In Goa they speak only one language, the language of leisure.” What do you do when in Goa? Do as the Goans. Wake up to the call of breakfast, laze on a beach with a book or a beer, or maybe both, enjoy your siesta, step out to party at one of the countless haunts...

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Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

A bullet train ride on the Hakata-Minami Line in Fukuoka, Japan costs just ¥290 (under US$3). Alas, the end-to-end trip lasts just ten minutes.

Nocookies

Nocookies


The Australian

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LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Transport: Scooter Departure: Daily 6:00 PM Duration: 4 hours  *Scooter surcharge: 60.000 VND/ person/ tour  **From 14/10/2015, the scooter surcharge will be 60.000 VND/ person/ tour. Note: ***scooter surcharge*** will be 70.000 VND/person/tour starts on 17th February 2016 OVERVIEW: Saigon, Vietnam’s economic hub, is reputable for its hectic daily life and sparkling nightlife that is popular amongst […]

Single Malt Safari

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” ― Mark Twain what to expect Ask people what they associate most with Scotland, the answer would most likely be whisky. As Scotland’s national drink, it has been produced here for centuries. There’s so many ways to discover more about it,...

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Drone photography in New Zealand – a new perspective

by Petra @ The Global Couple

New Zealand has some spectacular landscapes, and we think that there's no better way than to photograph it from the air with a drone!

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Traditional boat race launched in Muong Lay

by admin @ Vietnam discovery Travel

Eight boat racing teams from units and localities in Muong Lay Town, Dien Bien Province and Nam Nhun District, Lai Chau...

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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...

London, 1930.

by vintage everyday @ Nostalgia

London, 1930.

Hai Van Pass & Coastal Adventure – Hue to Hoi An

by admin @ Vespa Adventures » Products

Guests ride on the back with our experienced drivers on this tour to ensure safety. If you'd like to drive, please contact us directly!

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Binh Lap Island – Maldives in Vietnam

by admin @ Vietnam discovery Travel

Mentioning about Khanh Hoa tourism, it is impossible not to mention the famous Nha Trang beach. Besides that, Cam Ranh sea...

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The Quintessence of Tonkin – New Must-see Cultural Program in Hanoi Vietnam

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Hanoi Vietnam is rich in history and culture that attracts visitors to the capital city for various interests. While some people are fond of the well-preserved historical landmarks, the others take it a must to see the local cultural performances. Hanoi is proud of the water puppetry art, and now the city wins praises for […]

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United Kingdom: A road less travelled

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

29th March marks the official beginning of the Summer time in Britain – when the days are longer and temperatures perfect for a picnic in the park! It is one of the best times to visit this island nation – exploring the green countryside through long walks, colourful barbeque parties at parks, remote castles &...

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Melbourne: a foodie’s paradise

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Melbourne is one of the world's great cities - the vibe is great and so is the architecture. But the food in Melbourne is what you go there for!

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No Hassel Travel!

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

With a year full of long weekends and vacations right on the doorstep, its a bagful of opportunities to kick back and travel! While the travelling part is exciting for our wanderlust souls, it can be nerve-racking to plan an international travel. But don’t let the hassles weigh you down – we have just the...

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Glamping with kiwi and kauri in New Zealand

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Glamping in New Zealand is a luxurious way to spend a weekend in the outdoors. Highfield River Retreat is just gorgeous!

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North Vietnam Photo Tour – Mr. Kieron Nelson Review

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

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Behind The Scenes In Ladakh!

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

Going off beat In Ladakh It was not the first time I was traveling to this dream like landscape. My first trip to Ladakh was a few years back when I was contemplating what to do with my free time both personally & professionally. I had just quit my job with a fair amount of...

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Initiatives from Portugal, Spain, India and Indonesia winners of UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

MADRID, January 18, 2018 — Turismo de Portugal I.P (Portugal), Ecotourism Trust (India), Tryponyu (Indonesia) and SEGGITUR (Spain) are the winners… Read More   

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The Queen of Indian Step-wells

by admin @ black swan journeys

Step – Wells!Think of history and the first visual that comes to mind is a raging battle on some dusty field with chariots, horses, elephants and thousands of men engaged in combat. This perception is true to a great extent because when we think of the past, it’s impossible to separate the political realities of...

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Amazing Colours of the East await winners of TAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand 2018 Competition

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

BANGKOK, January 18, 2018 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)’s is pleased to announce the itinerary for its TAT Newsroom… Read More   

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Po-tay-to…Po-tah-to

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

Why debate it when the correct answer is in fact, “batata”? The Portuguese rulers may have been a lot of things, but the world must thank them for bringing Potatoes every which way they went. In 2016, we happened to visit 3 new countries – Brazil, Sri Lanka and Maldives – and incidentally, the Portuguese...

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PATA Denmark Chapter: PATA Worldwide Workshops 2018

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

COPENHAGEN, January 17, 2018 — PATA Denmark Chapter has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the PATA Worldwide… Read More   

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Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

Fans of spicy fermented cabbage from all over Korea flock to the Kimchi Museum in Seoul.

Saigon After Dark - Saigon, Vietnam

Saigon After Dark - Saigon, Vietnam


Vespa Adventures

Join the exhilarating streets of Saigon on the back of a vintage Vespa scooter while stopping at some of the best food stops & local nightlife hot spots. This is the quintessential night tour in Saigon.

Australian East Coast Road Trip Itinerary

by Petra @ The Global Couple

The East Coast of Australia is the perfect place for a road trip - there are amazing beaches, cute towns, and of course the city of Sydney to explore.

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Eat, Drink, and Travel in Vietnam: Hanoi

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

Fleeting glimpses and a short trailer of the introductory food trail to Vietnam released by Black Swan Journeys were enough to give me serious FOMO. So, when they announced their new trail I shared the link with my friend, Prarthna. And it was as simple as that… Me: “Let’s do this!” Her answer “Let’s!” On...

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Hiking to the Sekumpul Waterfalls and a red sunset at Spice Lounge

Hiking to the Sekumpul Waterfalls and a red sunset at Spice Lounge

by Kayli Stix @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

After descending the 200 plus steps and crossing a few bridges we finally made it to the bottom of the triple falls. We drenched our bodies in the rainbow lit falls and swam in the deep pools. It was a bit chilly beneath the constant mist so we ventured on to see the huge twin falls before sweating our asses off climbing back up the never ending steps.

Hue Imperial Adventures

by admin @ Vespa Adventures » Products

Hue Imperial Adventures To the Citadel…and beyond! The day begins with a coffee or juice, where you’ll meet your tour...

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Photo

by Retro Gamer Blog @ Nostalgia

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

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

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Chase this waterfall: Bridal Veil Falls, Raglan, New Zealand

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Bridal Veil Falls in New Zealand's Waikato region is a must-see for nature lovers. It's a stunning waterfall and a worthwhile stop on a road trip!

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Vespa Adventures: Nightlife Experience in Phnom Penh

Vespa Adventures: Nightlife Experience in Phnom Penh

by Kayli Stix @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

From classy upscale bars where Jackie Kennedy drank her famous femme fatale cocktail to local joints serving buckets of Angkor beer, we got a glimpse into nightlife of Phnom Penh. We visited a local night market, followed by eating delicious and fresh oysters at a local restaurant, we saw the famous Wat Phnom and Independence Monument lit up in the dark, ate the best peppered banana chips at Hotel Le Royal where we felt like royalty itself, consumed more food at a local restaurant with live music and had a night cap in a hidden alleyway full of trendy and chic bars. 

Vietnam travel’s beauty through the lens of photographer

by vankhoa @ Vietnam Package Travel | Vacation & holiday packages

The work “Come back to the source” with images of tourists listening tour guide explaining the Cham relics reached the first prize winner in 7th national tourism artwork competition. >> World Heritages in Vietnam >> Traditional Markets of Vietnamese People After 6 months of launch, the competition has received 5464 photos of 454 authors from 55 provinces […]

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Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

Want to visit the Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern Capitals? Book flights to Beijing, Xian, Tokyo and Nanjing.

On the Outside of it – Have an Adventure!

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

An adventure is to find yourself whole. These simple words encapsulate the emotion every adventure junkie feels as they find their way up mountains, down rivers, across deserts and beyond the confines of walled institutions of the home and work variety. There is something to be said when [and much to be done!] when it...

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Ho Chi Minh City Saigon After Dark Tour by Vespa in Vietnam Asia

Ho Chi Minh City Saigon After Dark Tour by Vespa in Vietnam Asia


WizTours

This great Ho Chi Minh City tour is part night excursion and part street food adventure like no one has done before. Experience Ho Chi Minh City from the back of a vintage Vespa scooter for a adventure like no other. This is one of the city's famous

Discover: Jacksonville

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Fort Caroline National Memorial in Jacksonville, Florida, don't expect to see the eponymous fort itself; it's now beneath the waters of the St. John's River.

Voyagin: Asia's Best Things to Do, Tours, Activities & Tickets

Voyagin: Asia's Best Things to Do, Tours, Activities & Tickets


Voyagin

Wondering what to do in Asia? Discover unique travel experiences on Voyagin, a marketplace for offbeat tours, authentic activities and your guide to Asia

Russian Cocktail: May or may not contain vodka!

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

Russia has a reputation… The country – a stage for world politics, societal tensions and James Bond villains equivocally – has seen the glorious rise and imminent fall of empires, and these have each left behind a social and cultural legacy whose impact is yet visible transparently in the Russian way of life. Under the...

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Pondy Ponderings | Our traveller speaks!

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

Former French colony…. Views of the azure coast of Bay of Bengal… Antique furniture… French cuisine… Et bien sûr Auroville!  Armed with enough ammo to visit Pondicherry I embarked with my family on a Gallic holiday! This tiny city tucked away nicely along the coastline has always been on my bucket list, so of course...

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5 reasons why you should include the Philippines in your travel list

by Petra @ The Global Couple

The Philippines mesmerizes tourist and locals alike with its beauty. Here are 5 reasons why you should visit the Philippines.

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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...

ATF 2018 tours combine neighbouring destinations with Thai local experiences

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

BANGKOK, January 16, 2018 — The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 offers buyers and media a unique opportunity to discover Chiang… Read More   

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Bamboo rafting through Tham Lot cave

Bamboo rafting through Tham Lot cave

by Kayli Stix @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

At certain times of the year, you can kayak on the Nam Lang river that runs through the cave but this time around we could only ride the bamboo raft. You must have a guide take you through the cave so we paid our fees and set off to explore all 3 caves within, all of which had something different to offer. They all blew our mind and we wish we had hours to spend exploring each little crevice. We arrived at the exit of the cave during the perfect time to see the hundreds of birds and bats swarm around in circles returning home from a day outside. It was one of our favorite caves and right in our backyard of Cave Lodge.

Foodie tour of Ho Chi Minh City by Vespa: review

Foodie tour of Ho Chi Minh City by Vespa: review


olive magazine

If you want to delve into Saigon’s (as the locals still call it) best food spots, the way to do it is on a guided tour by vintage Vespa, a drive-by feast that takes in barbecued mussels, fried crab claws and Vietnamese pancakes

The best Instagram locations in the USA!

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Do you love Instagram? I do! There are so many epic places in the USA to share on Instagram, so we have picked our favourites. Check out our list here!

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Da Lat’s cherry blossom festival to start on January 20

by admin @ Vietnam discovery Travel

The cherry blossom festival of Da Lat city, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong will be started from January 20,...

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Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary


the Guardian

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

The ancient heritage house of Van Duong Phu in Saigon

by vankhoa @ Vietnam Package Travel | Vacation & holiday packages

20 years after the scholar Vuong Hong Sen’s death, the house still has ancient appearance with decorations bringing the imprint of time. >> Vietnam Travel’s Beauty Through The Lens Of Photographer >> World Heritages In Vietnam The house at 11 Nguyen Thien Thuat (Ward 14, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh city) is the private home of […]

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The best food and drink in Queenstown, New Zealand

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Eat the best food in Queenstown and Arrowtown with this guide. Featuring everything from food truck tacos to winery lunches, you'll find something you like!

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Ceylon Tea trails

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

Where Tea is a Religion… There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.–Henry James As we were driving up the beautiful hills of Nuwara Eliya region to get to the Ceylon Tea Trails Tientsin Bungalow, we knew paradise was coming our way. As a...

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Vespa Adventures: The Insider's Phnom Penh Tour

Vespa Adventures: The Insider's Phnom Penh Tour

by Kayli Stix @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

The Insider’s Phnom Penh, a day full of exploring this busy city and its bustling culture thanks to Vespa Adventures. We love street art and got to see an entire neighborhood filled with unique and colorful creations. We strolled through famous monuments, pagodas and one of our favorite local markets thus far. In 4 hours, we learned so much about Cambodia, its history, people and culture. The highlight of the day? Receiving a traditional Krama scarf from Silk Island from our awesome tour guide, Kunthul. 

Singapore, in New Light: An Art Tourist’s Paradise!

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

SingaporeWhere would you love to discover great works of art and engage with artists? Discover Singapore as an art destination with her museums, galleries, art fairs, art festivals and art houses!!! The Singapore of the past three decades has risen to become a hub for art in the region. A potent mix of colonial history...

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piratededede: Other video game companies: Nintendo:

by Retro Gamer Blog @ Nostalgia

piratededede: Other video game companies: Nintendo:

Traditional Markets of Vietnamese People

by hoanganh @ Vietnam Package Travel | Vacation & holiday packages

Lovers of shopping and markets will find their paradise in Vietnam. The markets in Vietnam is something inherent in the culture and way of life of the country Countryside Market Many communes in rural Vietnam feature countryside markets (chợ quê).   There are two main types of countryside market: the fair and the evening market. […]

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Discover: Bergen

by @ Wikitravel

The Norwegian city of Bergen is famously rainy, but the locals say there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.

The Heritage Arc: a cultural journey

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

  India – a land so diverse that each city will leave you mesmerised with its uniqueness. There are numerous examples of cities that will have you spellbound with their unique slice of history, culture and architecture. One such journey that many of us have undertaken is through the Golden Triangle covering Delhi – Agra...

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Snorkeling and free diving off Menjangan Island

Snorkeling and free diving off Menjangan Island

by Kayli Stix @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

We finally decided to check out the beautiful waters of Bali and see what lies beneath. So our charming driver Putu picked us up early in the morning and drove us out west where we loaded onto a small boat to go snorkeling and free diving around Menjangan island.

Where to Head for the Best Vietnam Motorbike Tours

by admin @

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

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Ho Chi Minh City

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Known to most as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a city of contrasts. The pace of life is frenetic, and yet the wide boulevards and parks help the city retain an air of calm. Classic French architecture competes for attention with brand new high-rise buildings. The port hosts vast tankers and cruise-liners while tiny […]

End Year Trip 2017

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On December 22, Better Life Vietnam took a final trip of the 2017 giving books and teaching English to 450 children of Co Do second primary school in Ba Vi, Hanoi. This trip was much more special because we brought the children not only books, English lessons but also Santa Claus. It was the first […]

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

Don't look for nightlife in Saudi Arabia: alcohol, dancing, movies and mingling with the opposite sex are all prohibited.

Vespa Adventures: Angkor Wat Temple Tour

Vespa Adventures: Angkor Wat Temple Tour

by Kayli Stix @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

We explored the most famous temple in the world: Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. We also cruised over to 4 other temples, including Ta Phrom temple in which the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider film made famous. Instead of the usual route throughout the temples, Vespa Adventures took on a more adventurous route through the jungle to each temple. At each ruin, we heard historical stories behind each one including the majestic markings on the walls. At Angkor Wat, we explored through the temples' ruins, climbed the steps towards the King's Tower and Kayli even got to do a couple yoga poses inside Angkor Wat and the other temples. 

Ajanta-Ellora: Looking up to the Rockstars!

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

This trip had to be a big dose of special. We were to travel with a bus full of students, whose excitement levels seemed to keep rising with every passing kilometre. These were 26 junior college students and aspirational designers. We got to know this fun bunch through their design coach, Sarita Dhimate. The trip...

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Diep Son Island – The Unique Island With The Road In The Sea

by admin @ Vietnam discovery Travel

The smooth white sand, clear blue seawater imprint in mind the visitors who have come here with Tours in Vietnam. Overview of...

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CHASING THE FESTIVITES

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

Being in the right place at the right time has its perks! And when the occasion is centred on a celebration, it is like an icing on the cake. We at Black Swan Journeys want you to not only experience the best that a place has to offer but also soak in the energy of...

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An Illustrated Guide To Vietnam’s Motorbikers

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Published on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 09:26. Written by Illustrations by Nam Núm. If you spend more than 5 minutes on Vietnam’s streets, you’re bound to run into one of these characters.               (source: Saigoneer)

Did Alexander come to India?

by admin @ black swan journeys

There is no doubt that Alexander came to India, because the Greek, Persian, Egyptian and later Roman sources tell us of his campaign in Asia and Egypt. But which of our sources comment on this? None. The Puranas, which record the genealogies of dynasties, both big and small, sometimes over centuries, just go silent on...

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Easy Going Ho Chi Minh City - Rickshaw Travel

Easy Going Ho Chi Minh City - Rickshaw Travel


Rickshaw Travel

A city bursting with local culture, historical buildings, museums and tasty delicacies! A vibrant, bustling metropolis which is also Vietnam's biggest city.

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...

Rhythmically Indian – A musical Legacy!

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

Indian classical music has since time immemorial occupied a unique position in the global space of music. From the ritualistic connotations of religious compositions to the passionate expression of folk songs, this capacity for diversity has allowed for Indian classical music to develop into an industry with far-reaching influence. For the last few centuries, classical...

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Spiritual tour by cruise ship launched in Hoa Binh

by admin @ Vietnam discovery Travel

The union of Viet Nam Tour Club and Hoa Binh Tourism Joint Stock Company on January 17th launched a spiritual tour...

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How well do you know India’s First Luxury Hotel?

by Shishir Nikam @ black swan journeys

The Taj Mahal Hotel Image Source: Outlook India “If you can dream it, you can do it” – Walt Disney  There was a visionary practicing this mantra even before Walt Disney was born.  Jamsetji Tata was the dreamer, the visionary and the leader who set up what we now know as the Tata Group. Regarded...

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Sampling the best of Ho Chi Minh City's food with XO Tours

Sampling the best of Ho Chi Minh City's food with XO Tours


The Global Couple

What could be better than riding motorbikes and sampling some of the city's best street food? The Ho Chi Minh City food tour run by XO Tours is fantastic!

Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

Chippewa Square in Savannah, Georgia was the site of the bus stop in the movie Forrest Gump, but don't look for the famous bench; it was just a prop.

35 interesting vintage snapshots that capture people at the…

by vintage everyday @ Nostalgia

35 interesting vintage snapshots that capture people at the windows.

The Georgian Surprise!

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

As a child, playing Find It If You Can, I would call out, ‘Georgia!’ and watch my friends running their fingers over the world map, looking at me quizzically. My favourite part was showing them that nestled between the Black Sea and Caucasian Range. A few weeks back, while at a wine tasting, our host spoke...

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Ankit’s Travel Diaries

by Neha Dikshit @ black swan journeys

Odisha On And Off The Beaten Path On my very first trip to Odisha, I wanted to go beyond the usual triangle of Bhubaneshwar-Puri and Konark. After landing in Bhubaneshwar, I straight away headed to the Lingaraj temple, the temple that is the first in the pecking order in a city which is dotted with...

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Relaxing in a paradise villa in northern Bali, Indonesia

Relaxing in a paradise villa in northern Bali, Indonesia

by Kayli Stix @ Journal - Get Busy Exploring

Our 8 days in paradise were spent sunbathing by the pool, sipping on espresso martinis, stuffing our faces full of amazing home cooked meals, watching the glowing sunrises and sunsets, getting in-house massages, soaking in nearby hot pools, hiking to 5 waterfalls, drinking lemak (meerkat poop) coffee, snorkeling on nearby islands, watching a traditional Balinese dance, riding motorbikes along the ocean to play with some abandoned newborn puppies and one of my highlights, watching a family of 20+ dolphins travel through the calm waters at sunrise.

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