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How to make the most of one week in Vietnam

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What no one told me about becoming a digital nomad

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

By Travis Bennett, Nomad Stack (http://www.nomadstack.com) The digital nomad lifestyle is all rather exciting. You just need your laptop and an internet connection and you can work from anywhere in the world. It’s no wonder there’s more and more people taking the leap themselves. Grabbing street food lunches in Ho Chi Minh. Pulling an all-nighter […]

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Roll with it: How to see Ho Chi Minh City on wheels - Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong

Roll with it: How to see Ho Chi Minh City on wheels - Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong


Lifestyle Asia

Make like the locals and hop on a set of wheels to discover Ho Chi Minh City, the buzzing cosmopolitan capital city of Vietnam.

Saigon Motorcycle Tour - Activities in Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon Motorcycle Tour - Activities in Ho Chi Minh City


vietnam-guide.com

If you’re looking to travel like a local during your holiday, joining a motorcycle tour is an exhilarating (and safe) way to visit popular landmarks and districts within Ho Chi Minh City. Priced at VND 1,000,000 onwards, the package is usually inclusive of hotel transfers, lunch

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

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


Will Wander For Food

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

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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Why hello there 2015!

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

2015! For the first time, I am away from “home” on the East coast and celebrating the new year in sunny California with family. Looking back on 2014, it was much better (easier) than 2013. Wasting no time, in the second day of the new year, I am flying out and living in Thailand for a […]

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My Top Picks from a 5-Day Feast in South Vietnam

My Top Picks from a 5-Day Feast in South Vietnam


I Live in a Frying Pan

The year is off to a blazing start, and I hit the ‘go’ button by…going on vacation. I scuttled off to Vietnam right about the time when people were finalizing New Year’s resolutions. Vietnam it wou…

Photography

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

As a blogger, I get a lot of questions about photography.  Photography has become one of my biggest passions in life.  I go into another zone when I take photos.  I took photography classes 7 years ago at Photo Manhattan in New York City.  Learning the basics of photography was the best investment I ever […]

XO Tours – The Foodie

by Kater @ Ho Chi Minh City

Since HCMC is the street food capital of Vietnam, I knew I was going to have the do the XO Tours – The Foodie. I have already posted about how much I loved XO Tours – The Sights that I had went on earlier that day. This tour company is awesome! XO stands for Xe Om – […]

Wat Rong Khun or Atlantis Mirage?

by undergrounderground @ Up & Adrift

Wat Rong Khun is the famous white temple Chiang Rai is known for. But the truth is, it isn’t really a temple. Its an art exhibit privately owned by the artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, who...

Touring Saigon on Vespas

Touring Saigon on Vespas


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City tours using old Vespas provided by Vietnam Vespa Adventures have recently become a favourite selection of tourists to discover beautiful places in Ho Chi Minh City, such as the City’s Theatre, the  Post Office, Independence Palace and Nha Rong Wharf. 

THAILAND – Koh Samui restaurant guide: best food & craft beer bars

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Koh Samui is one of the most touristic islands of Thailand and a great place to finish a 3.5-week Thailand road trip. I enjoyed Koh Samui with my family. I went diving with my kids; [...]

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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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Tea Break Thoughts from Vienna

by Katie Hale @ the tea break project

ON NOT SEEING A PLACE THROUGH ROSE-TINTED GLASSES: We wake to grey skies releasing an endless flurry of snow. Our first stop this morning is Schönbrunn Palace. We wonder around the white-blanketed grounds, giddy with that childish excitement that only the first snow of the season can produce. It’s a long time before we pay […]

Help me become a digital nomad!

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

I get frequent emails with “help me become a digital nomad” or how to live a nomadic lifestyle and so does many other notable digital nomads (my friends Pieter, Jay, Youjin, etc.). Everybody seems to want to know the “secret.” Well, ladies and gentlemen. There is no secret. Being a digital nomad means “living wherever you […]

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3 days of winter in Hallstatt, Austria

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Ask anyone who’s been to Hallstatt in the winter if they could name another place with more beauty that’s both intimate and wild, and we’re confident they’ll tell you no. Though considered as a small city, Hallstatt is incredibly diverse. Although most visitors only get an overnight stay up to 2 full days in the city,...

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Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)

by Lena @ XO Motorbike tour – ramonadetravels

March 6 to March 9, 2012 March 6: HCMC-XO Motorbike tour Flight to HCMC from Siem Reap takes a little over an hour. Thanks to TripAdvisor contributors we know exactly to proceed to Landing Visa for VOA, Visa on Arrival, upon arriving in Saigon airport. … Continue reading

Where is Amy?

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Greetings from Milwaukee! I’m attending a blogging workshop/conference called BlogHouse – ran by other top travel bloggers from Navigate Media Group. BlogHouse has been a chockful of information on well – blogging but we’re also on a “mini” press trip so there’s been plenty of attractions and activities to see and do – not to mention […]

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Scooting through Saigon

Scooting through Saigon


Traveller

Guy Wilkinson gets a little more than he bargained for on a two-wheel tour of Ho Chi Minh City.

The Taste of Vietnam with Saigon Food Tour - Heels to Hiking Boots

The Taste of Vietnam with Saigon Food Tour - Heels to Hiking Boots


Heels to Hiking Boots

Ride through Saigon with Saigon Food Tour & explore some of the best food Vietnam has to offer. With your own personal guide Saigon Food Tour is the best.

Back from Lisbon and Barcelona

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Just wanted to give my readers a quick update since it has felt a bit slower than slow around here. It was a long 12 days but I am finally back in the states. It feels damn good to be back “home” and while I’m busy visiting friends, it’s nice to get back to work […]

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How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 2: South Vietnam

by support @ xotours

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any […]

Bali Part I

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

Karangasem, located in the North Eastern part of Bali, is a place that I’ve wanted to make a point in visiting this time around.  I’ve seen photos of Pura Lempuyang or “The Gateway to Heaven” that look like they were photoshopped.  I took the ferry from Gili T to Padang Bai pier in Bali and I […]

San Blas Island Hopping, Panama

by kelleyjanelowry@gmail.com @ Pondering Perth Girl

The San Blas Islands are an archipelago of palm-tree packed islands with aqua blue water and a distinctly Caribbean feel, and they lie between the east coast of Panama and the north coast of Colombia. For us, the San Blas also represented the stepping stones on our journey from Central America to South America. Once we […]

Malta: Azure Window…calling GoT fans!

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Ladies & Gents, I present: the Azure Window…or how about the coolest window EVER? Looks familiar? This scenic view was filmed in shows/movies like A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Titans, and Count of Monte Cristo, just to name a few. If you visit Malta, this is a MUST DO on your list. I don’t […]

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BRAZIL – A 5-day Minas Gerais itinerary: Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto & Diamantina

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

In the past years I visited Brazil six times, but I never really explored the country. I do have a annual conference in Sao Paulo but in the past, I always went to a neighboring [...]

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Hale Ho’o Maha, A Home Away From Home in Kauai

by Hannah @ Heels to Hiking Boots

As you make your way up the lushly overgrown North Shore of Kauai you pass empty beaches and massive emerald colored mountains. You almost get to the end of the road before you reach your final destination. Nestled on a quiet neighborhood street a mere 101 steps from the Pacific Ocean, sits the Hale Ho’o Read Post

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

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

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

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3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by support @ xotours

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any […]

THAILAND – Akyra Manor Hotel Chiang Mai: intimate luxury for families & couples

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Akyra Manor Hotel Chiang Mai was my home for 4 nights when I was in Chiang Mai during my 3-week Thailand road trip. My wife and kids travelled with me. Akyra Manor Hotel is a 5-star [...]

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New York! These streets will make you feel brand new!  Big lights will inspire you!

New York! These streets will make you feel brand new! Big lights will inspire you!

by ncma69 @ Greedy Gyal

New York Soundtrack Empire State of mind – Jay-Z and Alicia Keys: The A train So I arrived in New York one early afternoon mid-week and took the A train to Harlem. Apparently it’s the quickest way. I’ve planned a whistlestop tour of some of New York’s finest restaurants, bars, markets and street food. I’ve […]

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Six – USA Pt. 3

by eddie @ As an Explorer, here's my spin…

3 days in the Baroque city of Salzburg, Austria

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Salzburg, a small city in Austria, has long been famed for Mozart, The Sound of Music, and its one of a kind landscapes – snow-capped peaks, lush rolling hills, formidable clifftop fortress, and Baroque-style structures. Though considered as a small city, Salzburg is incredibly diverse. If you’re a first-time visitor, with only 3 days, planning...

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Postcards from Hoi An

by Katie Hale @ the tea break project

From the Thien Nga Hotel where I stayed in Hanoi to the centre of the Old Town, it’s about a 10 minute walk. At first, it’s all scrubby streets filled with guesthouses, massage shops, minimarts and the occasional big hotel. Everywhere there are men offering motorbike rides or bicycles to hire. Then, the bigger streets, […]

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

Celebrating my 29th birthday in California

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

My May Day birthday celebration was quite special in many ways this year. The fact that I was turning 29 was NOT anywhere near special but who I was with made it memorable + dear to my heart. 🙂 I jetted off to San Francisco the day before my birthday to meet my friend Jon […]

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How Much Money Do I Need For Hong Kong?

by Guest Travel Writer @ Travel Happy

Hong Kong has it all – heavenly food, high-octane nightlife, striking architecture and top shopping all laced with heaps of culture and tradition. There are plenty of ways to spend a fortune, but Lee Cobaj explains how Hong Kong doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive Hong Kong © barbara-pictures Compared to its SE Asian neighbours, […]

A Tavern for lamb

by Charles Snowdon @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

A Sunday roast is a tradition in the UK & as it had been so long since I had partaken in such a great ritual, I decided to seek out the best for a Sunday roast. The suggestion that kept coming forth was The Tavern in district 7.

As usual, Sunday arrived & off we went to The Tavern for the anticipated roast dinner sensation. On arrival I was informed that today’s roast was lamb for 245,000đ. Without hesitation, my order was placed & my friend ordered the all-day breakfast.

After about 20 minutes 2 large plates crammed with steaming grub arrived at our table. My roast was more than substantial & smelt like a Sunday at home in the UK. The plate was covered with lamb, roast & mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables & a Yorkshire pudding. Mint sauce & gravy were the side-kicks for this dish of splendour.

Not to be out done, the breakfast was also vast with eggs, beans, sausages, hash browns, mushrooms, bacon, toast & butter. At a price of 155,000đ, this is without a shadow of doubt the best I have set eyes on in Asia.

Taste wise, the roast was exactly as it should be with everything properly cooked & served at just the right temperature, a truly pleasing roast that would not be out of place in London’s finest pubs. My only gripe is that the Yorkshire pudding was a rather heavy consistency, this has to be due to the available ingredients in Vietnam. The breakfast was faultless, I sampled some & can vouch for my friends testimonial.

So 4 well earned stars for The Tavern, highly recommended & I shall return in the not too distant future.

ISRAEL – Jerusalem, Tel Aviv & Haifa: My favorite restaurant hotspots for lunch & dinner

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Recently I did a 10-day Israel road trip with my daughter. Although she’s just 11 she likes fine dining as I do. Of course, a burger and a pizza were on the menu too but [...]

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New Fabric Stash Favourites

by roslynruss @ Sew Delicious

  A couple of months ago I popped over to Hong Kong (which is 2 hours away via train) and enjoyed some fabric retail therapy and added some gorgeous stuff to my stash. Thanks to some great tips from Cat (Raspberry Rainbow) I was able to visit a couple of lovely stores that I would…

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Why I won’t travel with a boyfriend again

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Wanna know why I won’t travel with a boyfriend again? Ok, maybe “never” is a bit too strong of a word but  I made the mistake of  traveling. With a boyfriend. A PHOTOGRAPHER boyfriend. We’ll call him Mr. Fantastic.  + Mr. Fantastic and I were together for  about 2 – 2.5 years. Of course we traveled together. […]

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5 hints for off-tourist areas in your Ho Chi Minh Tour

by admin @ Saigon Motorbike Tour

Ho Chi Minh Tour – There are 5 famous attractions to visit in Ho Chi Minh City. Read more about Ho Chi Minh’s different areas and points of what you like most! Cu Chi Tunnels the popular Ho Chi Minh Tour Located 70km away from the north west of Saigon, […]

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Praise for ‘The Post’ is Stinging the ‘Times’

by 30dB @ The Good Men Project

Social loves a good story about political misdeeds, and few scoops hit harder than the Pentagon Papers, a massive 1971 leak that alleged President Lyndon B. Johnson lied to the American people about the Vietnam War.

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Traveler Story: What It’s Like To Volunteer in Ghana

by Kimberley Richards @ Travel Noire

Traveling to Ghana was such a beautiful and memorable experience. It was my first time visiting the continent, so I was excited to gain new experiences, gain new perspectives and to finally “go home,” so to speak, to the motherland to volunteer. Volunteering gave me the opportunity to experience Ghana in such an intimate and […]

South Korea’s Santorini

by undergrounderground @ Up & Adrift

If you only have 1 day to spare in Busan, the one place you should totally check out is Gamcheon Culture Village. Only about 1.5 hours away from Haeundae (Busan’s main tourism district), Gamcheon...

Panama City, the Canal and an itinerary change, Panama

Panama City, the Canal and an itinerary change, Panama

by kelleyjanelowry@gmail.com @ Pondering Perth Girl

Our original itinerary did not include more than a couple of hours in Panama City, however once we decided to skip Costa Rica in favour of Colombia, it made more sense to fly directly from Managua (Nicaragua) into Panama City as opposed to spending five-plus days making the overland journey. The decision to forgo Costa […]

THAILAND – Amari Koh Samui is THE luxury family resort on the island!

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Amari Koh Samui is a luxury hotel located in Chaweng beach area on the island of Koh Samui. Chaweng beach is the area of the island where all the action is taking place. There are [...]

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My Epically Terrible Vietnamese Bus Ride Experience

by Kater @

Every traveller you meet who has been to South East Asia has a bus adventure gone bad story. Well I was no exception. This is my story: Choosing Hue I had been researching a lot about what our next stop should be after Hoi An. Hue is famous for The Citadel and the Imperial City and […]

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food Tour - Sew Delicious

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food Tour - Sew Delicious


Sew Delicious

One of the things I was most looking forward to about our trip to Vietnam was the food. We are no strangers to Vietnamese cuisine – there is a large population of Vietnamese Australians living in Melbourne so there are many fantastic restaurants near us. The street food culture of Ho Chi Minh City (and…

Humantay Lake Hike with FlashPacker Connect

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

So you may have read about my rainbow mountain tour already. This is a review of my day trip to Humantay Lake hiking with FlashPacker Connect. The Humantay Lake Hike Tour: I had a different tour guide this time with Flashpacker Connect. His name was Jacob and his brother was our driver! Today’s tour with […]

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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

10 Ways to Get Your Sewing Mojo Back!

by roslynruss @ Sew Delicious

  I’ll be honest – I’m putting together this post for myself! I’ve totally fallen out of my creative habits and I want to give myself a push to get back into it. A lot of people think (and I used to think!) that creativity had to be spontaneous, off the cuff, random. I’ve realised…

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Three days in Ho Chi Minh City

Three days in Ho Chi Minh City


Where Would You Go

With its innocent charm, sprawling metropolis, fascinating history and exquisite food, Ho Chi Minh City, still known as Saigon, is a perfect blend of the traditional and the modern. Saigon’s colonial past seen in its preserved towns and heritage buildings with breathtaking natural wonders at the background will surely electrify all of your senses. If you

Working at SunDesk in Taghazout, Morocco

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

SunDesk in Taghazout in Morocco For almost a month, I was living and working at SunDesk in Taghazout in Morocco. While Morocco is an “open Muslim” country, you still can’t purchase alcohol in small villages and towns. Taghazout is a dry village so when you’re leaving the airport at Agadir, make a pit stop and stock up! […]

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Last few nights in Indonesia

by debbielemon @ Mr & Mrs Lemon

We had a pretty lovely stopover in Surabaya, en route to Bali, as we decided to treat ourselves to a nice hotel. Nothing much happened of interest other than an amazing meal in Chinatown where we discovered these awesome appetisers, kind of a warm scotch egg with an Asian twist …

CHINA – Layover in Guangzhou: what to do in 4 -12 hours

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Guangzhou is a large city in southern China’s Guangdong province and has a huge airport hub connecting international flights to domestic or further international flights. Cheap business class flights connecting in Guangzhou were the reason [...]

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A peaceful park

by Charles Snowdon @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

Tân Cảng Park is located in Bình Thạnh District, not far from District 2. It is within fairly reach of Thảo Điền Pearl Building so it is an ideal respite for residents living there.

On approaching the park, I was struck firstly by the quietness of the area then by the abundance of bright flowers. The park is not far from a main road but it does not overly suffer from the constant hum of the traffic. It is also bordered by the Saigon River. In addition to the masses of beautiful flowers, there are tennis courts, tables & ‘huts’ that I presume are used for cooking & serving food. They are quite ingenious looking & would not be out of place on a tropical island. The eating area & general layout suggest that this is a popular spot for wedding receptions and the setting for wedding photographs. Indeed the trees & flowers would undoubtedly provide a lovely back drop for a memorable occasion.

The palm trees, greenery & water features all tended to by devoted gardeners make this a peaceful place that is well worth a visit. This is the type of park that is ideal for laying back & diving into a good book, the tranquillity & lovely grounds will surely enable even the most stressed person to unwind.

Due to its location I would not make a special trip, however if passing by, it certainly deserves a stop & a meander. Five stars for Tân Cảng Park & next time I shall return with a book & a picnic.

 

il-Horza restaurant: Marvelously Munching in Malta

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Are you a foodie or food lover? Enjoy fine dining? or just plain awesome cuisine? Well if you ever visit Malta…there is one restaurant you can’t miss. The first night in Malta, we arranged to have dinner by the chefs at il-Horza restaurant. I researched a bit prior to leaving and knew that il-Horza was a […]

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Why you should follow your personal legend

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

What happens when you follow your personal legend? When you go after what you want? You get it. Dun dun dun…. I resigned from my IT consulting position and quit climbing the corporate ladder. I am an independent contractor and my current ongoing project allows me to work + travel — ultimately being location-independent! Guess the current […]

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Book and Travel Without a Credit Card: Top Tips

by Janice @ Solo Traveler

No credit cards? No problem. Here's how to travel without a credit card and, bonus, it will help you stay within your budget.

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

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

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

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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

End of Friends – a break up of sorts

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

+ So…I’m not sure what’s going on but life has been…stale. Maybe it’s because of the zonky full moon this week + Friday the 13th and Mercury Retrograde. I’ve definitely been feeling off-balance. A little anti-social and self-isolating. I binged watched Orange is the New Black but who hasn’t? I reflected the past few weeks about my […]

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Lila Homestay – The Best Place to Stay in Hoi An

by Kater @

After staying in a hotel in Ho Chi Minh city I knew I wanted to try out a homestay at our next stop Hoi An. So I did what any modern traveler does, I took to Trip Advisor to find the perfect place. I initially booked the homestay for 3 nights as our plan was […]

How I fly around the world for next to nothing

How I fly around the world for next to nothing

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

A step by step guide to maximizing your travel hacking plan.

Sewing Machine Cover – which charm pack?

by roslynruss @ Sew Delicious

I’ve had a lot of emails from people who would love to use the same fabric I chose for my tutorial, the Quilted Sewing Machine Cover.   The fabric I used was a charm pack of Half Moon Modern by Moda, given to me by a partner in a swap several years ago, and unfortunately…

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Monthly Favorites #75: October, 2017

by K @ *cosmeddicted*

Do you read blogs directly or through a feed? I use Feedly, and I don’t even go to my own top page very frequently. Imagine my surprise when I realized that my blog looks very different from what I was previously used to! I had to change my layout because I didn’t like how my … Continue reading Monthly Favorites #75: October, 2017

Weekly Reads #299: Oct 21, 2017

by K @ *cosmeddicted*

    What were your favorite posts this week? How to elevate your clothing, via Bridgette Raes. Congratulations on the promotion! What to wear to a winter evening wedding, via Wardrobe Oxygen. Or to any semi-formal event. MAC x Rossy de Palma collection, via Temptalia.  MAC collections don’t seem so exciting to me anymore, but … Continue reading Weekly Reads #299: Oct 21, 2017

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Five – Quebec

by eddie @ As an Explorer, here's my spin…

Ultimate Whale Watch: Chasing whales in Maui

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Chase whales with Ultimate Whale Watch Tours while you’re in Maui. My friend and colleague, Amy Tan from Planet Hoppers and I flew to Maui for a few days and had a hell of a time. Besides, it being a “work retreat” (lots of both work & play!), Amy scored us comped tickets with Ultimate […]

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Wat Rong Khun aka white temple: a tourist trap?

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Wat Rong Khun aka the White Temple – is it a tourist trap? Wat Rong Khun is a modern Buddhist temple located in Chiang Rai and to be honest – just randomly in the middle of nowhere on the side of the road.When Linda and I visited, there were A LOT of people there as […]

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XO Foodie Tour

XO Foodie Tour


Girl Tries Life

Girl Tries Life reviews one of the most popular tours in Saigon, combining both sightseeing and local food - XO Foodie Tours.

Mekong Delta Day Trip

by Kater @ Ho Chi Minh City

A trip to Ho Chi Minh City would not be complete without a trip to the Mekong Delta region. I was excited to see all of the rice fields and houses on stilts located along the river. It was nice to get out of the hectic city and get a glimpse of this Vietnamese way […]

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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Xo Tours - Vietnam Motorbike Tours, Ho Chi Minh City - TripHobo

Xo Tours - Vietnam Motorbike Tours, Ho Chi Minh City - TripHobo


TripHobo

Xo Tours - Vietnam Motorbike Tours, is one of the best things to see in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Check out reviews, ratings, photos & more at Triphobo.Com

IG Accounts & Bloggers to follow

by lifeoflayovers@gmail.com @ Life of Layovers

Hey Guys & Girls <3 Thought I would share a post with you of some of my all time favourite […]

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THAILAND – Four Seasons Chiang Mai: A luxury treasure in the Mae Rim Valley

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Four Seasons Chiang Mai is a hotel that’s something different than your usual hotel stay and a unique place. They offer ultimate luxury in a magnificent setting between rice fields in the Mae Rim Valley. [...]

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Unawatuna and Galle, Sri Lanka

by bontaks @ bontaks travels

Arrival in Unawatuna After our drive of three and a half hours from Udawalawe, we were ready for time out of the car. We dropped our luggage at our accommodation, 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

Throwback: Favorites from September

by K @ *cosmeddicted*

Here is a look back at my favorites from September 2014 and 2015!  This month, my favorites seems to be a collection of my holy grails.  I guess I really like my summer products!   In September 2015, I liked: MAC Blot Powder I recently started using this again, after using up my previous setting … Continue reading Throwback: Favorites from September

mind-blowing mondays: 5/12

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Mind-blowing Mondays: A way to start off the week showcasing what people are doing all over the world and what YOU could be doing instead of sitting in the office or your living room surfing the internet! LET’S GET TO IT // START PLANNING….3 + 2 + 1: GO + This week’s MBM is focused on MALTA  since I […]

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Staying at Palazzo Prince D’Orange – Malta

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

+ After a 10 hour flight without sleep , I arrived in Malta surrounded by blue skies and warm sunshine. At the airport, I was promptly picked up by my taxi driver holding a sign with my name on it! There was no need to fear getting lost or forgotten after all! 🙂 The Palazzo Prince d’Orange […]

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Hilton Colombo Residences, Sri Lanka

by bontaks @ bontaks travels

Who would’ve thought that traffic in the capital of Sri Lanka could rival that of Delhi or Mumbai? But, yes, it did! We travelled 17kms in one hour…and that was Continue Reading →

How to Travel Like a Local in Europe & North America

by Lauren Barth @ Departful

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Sahara Desert Part I

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

Do you have a travel bucket list? Mine seems to get longer and longer as I discover new destinations. The Sahara Desert is one of those destinations that I’ve always wished to go to but didn’t know how to make it a reality. Morocco Holiday Packages made my bucket list trip come true with their […]

Hai Van Pass & Coastal Adventure – Hoi An to Hue

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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Chill, we’re just showing you our highlight reel

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Why do people continuously forget that everything we put on the internet is…curated? When people are sad, jealous, or envious because of what they see on social media these days, they’re forgetting we are ONLY showing the highlight reel of our life. The awesome, the amazing, the great part of our days. But you’re forgetting the […]

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Weekly Reads #299: Oct 21, 2017

by K @ *cosmeddicted*

    What were your favorite posts this week? How to elevate your clothing, via Bridgette Raes. Congratulations on the promotion! What to wear to a winter evening wedding, via Wardrobe Oxygen. Or to any semi-formal event. MAC x Rossy de Palma collection, via Temptalia.  MAC collections don’t seem so exciting to me anymore, but … Continue reading Weekly Reads #299: Oct 21, 2017

XO Foodie Tour – Ho Chi Minh City

XO Foodie Tour – Ho Chi Minh City


Pondering Perth Girl

Given our love of food and exploring off the beaten track, I searched high and low for a different kind of tourist experience to undertake while we were in Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon, depending wh…

BRAZIL – Belo Horizonte restaurant guide: my favorite hotspots

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Recently I did a 5-day Minas Gerais trip before a business conference in Sao Paulo. I had dinner at the following five Belo Horizonte restaurants. Although you can wake me any time for churrascaria I [...]

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Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Eight

by eddie @ As an Explorer, here's my spin…

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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The Week That Was – #34

The Week That Was – #34

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

A look at the week that was and a little insight into the #bloglife, sharing things I just can’t share anywhere else! Highlights of the week Happy New Year! Last we spoke, I was wrapping things up for 2017 and getting ready to enjoy a little bit of time off. Christmas came and went quickly, as it always does. I made a big family dinner on Christmas Eve and found myself in bed early. Both Matt and I woke up early and excited on Christmas morning, bouncing out of bed before 6am, doing our best not to wake my sister and cousins, despite how much we really wanted to. We sat together and opened presents then had breakfast together. Afterward, we joined Matt’s family for a delicious Christmas lunch. In true Aussie Christmas style, the kids were in and out of all the pool all day, there was plenty of delicious food and yummy drinks, all topped off with an insanely huge and absolutely amazing pavlova. It was a great Christmas. When I was younger I was a little too obsessed with having the perfect, epic New Year’s Eve. Now, it’s far more low-key and far more enjoyable – a Netflix [...]

Seeing Saigon on Two Wheels

Seeing Saigon on Two Wheels


the tea break project

I thought I would be terrified on the back of a scooter. Now, I kind of want one. One thing that never fails to disappoint about travel is how much it helps me to overcome my fears. //embedr.flickr…

Weekly Reads #302: Jan 6, 2018

by K @ *cosmeddicted*

  Happy new year! I’ve been slacking on blog posts recently. I’ve also realized that I bought almost NO new makeup or skincare things this year. Oh well – I’ll have to take a good hard look at my stash and do a favorites post! What were your favorite posts this week? How to Look … Continue reading Weekly Reads #302: Jan 6, 2018

Follow the Silk Road – 10 days in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Traveling in a foreign country is a daunting concept. Exploring cities or provinces you don’t know and trying to find out what can you do in a short time frame. You can take on this challenge made for time-hungry travelers who try to squeeze in as many experiences as possible in a 10-day itinerary. Our...

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Mekong Delta Day Trip

by Kater @

A trip to Ho Chi Minh City would not be complete without a trip to the Mekong Delta region. I was excited to see all of the rice fields and houses on stilts located along the river. It was nice to get out of the hectic city and get a glimpse of this Vietnamese way […]

Best of 2015 Travel

by Hannah @ Heels to Hiking Boots

2015 was an amazing year for me. I went to countries I never thought I’d make it to and was blown away by some of the incredible sites I saw along the way. A year and twenty-two countries later, and I’m still traveling, more than ever. Although my traveling is still nonstop, I’m happy to now Read Post

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Ouzoud Waterfalls: Rainbows and Monkeys in Morocco

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Visiting Ouzoud Waterfalls with rainbows and monkeys in Morocco. Spending November in Morocco was the best time for it considering the weather. It was hot by the coast and cooled down in the evenings with lots of easy breezes passing through. As soon as I got to Marrakech, I set my sights on finding a way […]

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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

Beginners Guide to Hoi An: 10 Things To Do

by Kater @

Things to Know Before You Go: Why Visit Hoi An? Hoi An is an oasis in Vietnam that was much welcomed after 5 hectic days in Ho Chi Minh City. Hoi An in English translates to “peaceful meeting place” and I could not agree more. Our plan was to stay three days and we ended up […]

A budget traveler's guide to Florence

A budget traveler's guide to Florence

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Florence can be expensive - here's how not to blow your budget.

The Best Day Trips from Hanoi

by support @ xotours

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any […]

HVAR

by thedustyroad @ thedustyroad

Considered the Queen of the Croatia’s Dalmatian islands, we knew Hvar was a place not to be missed. Heavily visited by tourists, Hvar is renowned as a beautifully scenic party town, which also has a rich and...

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A delight from Delhi

by Charles Snowdon @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

I was in need of a food delivery & thought I would try out the ordering service of ‘foodpanda’. Clicking through what seemed like endless options, Taj Mahal grabbed my attention. The free delivery, very reasonable prices & the appeal of Indian cuisine meant my decision was made. After opening my account, which was a simple process, my order was placed. As it was my first order I received a confirmation call & was told that my food would arrive in 45 minutes.

An hour later, I received a call & my food had arrived. It was delivered by a lady, smiling & eager to hand me my food. The delivery time really did not matter as the steam filled bag confirmed that it was hot & ready to devour. On opening the individual containers, I was very pleased to see that they had included a ‘salad’, a nice touch that I have not encountered elsewhere.

With regards to the food, I was not disappointed. However, I did find the ‘garlic & cheese’ nan to be lacking in cheese, in fact it was completely absent. The biriyani was perfectly cooked & a contender to meet the best I have ever had. The paneer was also very good, although I found the consistency to be different to other paneers, still tasty but not top notch. The tikka masala I found to be a bit over salted, not unbearably so but it was apparent. However, I was unable to finish it all & once reheated the next day, it all tasted even better, the tikka had become truly sublime.

I will order from Taj Mahal again, without any hesitation, the well-priced menu, wide selection & superb taste make it a must try for any fan of Indian fare.

Travel to Denmark: What to do and see

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Copenhagen is beautiful, clean and charming. The city is lively – especially at night with people drinking and celebrating in the streets but…it seems a bit muted. I can’t compare it to hectic cities in Asia but it was a pleasant trip that I thoroughly enjoyed and found a bit relaxing despite all the walking […]

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How I afford travel: Badass trips on a not-so-badass budget

How I afford travel: Badass trips on a not-so-badass budget

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Many travel blogs are written by people who’ve sold all their possessions and have taken a huge plunge into the world of long-term travel. I'm not one of those people.

Weekly Reads #296: Sept 23, 2017

by K @ *cosmeddicted*

  It’s fall! I’ve been hunting around for some new fall clothes. I’ve found some great new tops, but it’s always hard for me to find skirts that I like. I’m still going to keep searching!   What were your favorite posts this week? How I deal with cyber bullies, via Girl With Curves. I’m glad that I’m … Continue reading Weekly Reads #296: Sept 23, 2017

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 1: North Vietnam

by support @ xotours

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any […]

Make the most of your 12-hour layover in Tokyo’s Narita International Airport

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Overnight or layover in a foreign city is a daunting concept. Traveling in a city you don’t know for 24 hours or less and trying to find out what can you do in a short time frame. Are you ready for Narita? Then, you can take on this challenge made for time-hungry travelers who try...

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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.

SINGAPORE | Lush Surroundings of Singapore Botanic Gardens

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

When we stayed at Hotel Jen Tanglin Road, I mentioned to a friend that a UNESCO World Heritage Site is in the neighborhood. A laugh was an instant answer I got with a sarcastic question, “Is that true?” She actually didn’t believe that Singapore has a heritage site, and it’s the only one they have. […]

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Searching for Peace at Angkor Wat

by Katie Hale @ the tea break project

I’d heard so much about Angkor Wat before I went there. I’d seen hundreds of photos. I’d read a dozen other blog posts. I’d looked it up in the guide books. I built up a picture of what it would be like – wandering through ancient temple sites to the chirping calls from the jungle […]

Solo Travel Destination: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Solo Travel Destination: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Solo Traveler

This Solo Travel Society member offers her top ten things to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City.

Echino Cushions

by roslynruss @ Sew Delicious

  Last year on my trip to Tokyo I did some fabric shopping and picked up some gorgeous Echino prints. I love the feel of their cotton/linen blends and the bright colours they use in their fabric design. They were heavily discounted due to some small fault running through the bolt (so tiny I couldn’t…

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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...

Outstanding

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

We booked our tour for 8 people by email with less than 24 hours notice. We requested female drivers for the teenage girls in the group, and we mentioned that our group consisted of one vegan, one vegetarian, one carnivore and one cautious teenager (plus 4 adults who would eat and drink anything!). We had […]

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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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5 suggestions for your Saigon Motorbike Tour

by admin @ Saigon Motorbike Tour

A Saigon motorbike tour is the must-try once you visit this city as riding on a motorbike not only helps you blend in the local life here but also brings unforgettable experience to your trip XO Tours – The most trusted Saigon Motorbike Tour This one can be considered the […]

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5 Ways to be a Productive Traveler

by Kater @

1. Get Up Early Thanks to my previous 9-5 work schedule, I am an early riser at home, which means I am an early riser when I travel. This allows me to  get up early and see a sunrise, or have my favorite meal of the day, and watch the city I’m in wake up while […]

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

Day trip to Chichen Itza

by undergrounderground @ Up & Adrift

‘Chichen Itza. Chicken Pizza.’ The tour guide was funny, teasing us to make sure we payed attention to what he was saying about one of the new seven world wonders. We were outside the...

One Day in Saigon

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a Saigon is a vibrant and hectic city. To really absorb the culture and lifestyle of Vietnamese people in this city requires travelers to spend at least a month here. However, not everyone has that kind of time and sometimes, visitors can only spend a day in this urban jungle. Fear […]

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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...

How One Traveler Spent The Perfect Winter Vacation In Zürich, Switzerland

by Travel Noire @ Travel Noire

Traveler Lindsey Gene tells Travel Noire about her recent winter getaway to the beautiful city of Zürich, Switzerland.  Travel Noire: Why did you decide to go Zürich? Lindsey: I decided to take a trip for my 30th birthday with my best travel partner, my mum. My mum travels to Zürich quite frequently for work and has […]

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – The Sights

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – The Sights

by ncma69 @ Ho Chi Minh City – Greedy Gyal

XO XO Having learnt from my time in Ha Noi, when I found the city difficult to penetrate, I decide to sign up for two half day tours in HCMC with XO tours (http://xotours.vn/).  XO Tours are a small company, whose tours usually include a lead tour guide, with detailed and in-depth knowledge, an assistant […]

SINGAPORE | Singapore Tourist Pass and Why You Need One

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

Developed countries in Asia have an efficient mass transportation systems and EZ-link cards are convenient ways of navigating these networks. Japan has its famous Japan Rail Pass while other countries promote their train passes. Since Singapore is a major tourism destination in Southeast Asia, they also created their own, the Singapore Tourist Pass. The card […]

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XO Tours – The Foodie

by Kater @

Since HCMC is the street food capital of Vietnam, I knew I was going to have the do the XO Tours – The Foodie. I have already posted about how much I loved XO Tours – The Sights that I had went on earlier that day. This tour company is awesome! XO stands for Xe Om – […]

A taste of Lima with Food C’s Barranco food tour

by kelleyjanelowry@gmail.com @ Pondering Perth Girl

If I had a guiding principle when travelling, it would be that the best way to get to know a country is by its food and people, and there really is no better way to do this that with a foodie walking tour, hosted by a local. Enter… Food C’s Barranco Foodie Tour with the lovely […]

Jalan Jalan ke Vietnam (Part 2)

Jalan Jalan ke Vietnam (Part 2)

by hengelpao @ PaoPao's Iyagi

Hi Hi Hi, Di postingan ini gw akan melanjutkan postingan gw yang sebelumnya mengenai jalan jalan di Vietnam. Bagi yang belum baca, bisa lihat di link berikut ini (here). Berikut adalah itinerary gw: 24 Juli Tiba di Hanoi 25 Juli Pergi ke Halong Mengikuti Halong Bay Cruise 26 Juli Kembali ke Hanoi Mengikuti motorbike food tour 27 Juli Mengikuti motorbike city tour Pergi ke Nha Trang menggunakan pesawat 28 Juli Menikmati pantai di Nha Trang 29 Juli Mengikuti motorbike city tour Pergi ke Ho Chi Minh City menggunakan pesawat 30 Juli Mengikuti Cu Chi tunnels tour Mengikuti motorbike food tour 31 Juli Mengikuti motorbike city tour 1 Agustus Berangkat dari Ho Chi Minh City Pada tanggal 27 Juli malamnya, gw ke Nha Trang. Bagi yang belum tau, Nha Trang adalah kota di tengah Vietnam yang terletak di sebelah pantai. Banyak turis dari Rusia dan Cina yang singgah di tempat ini untuk menikmati hal hal yang berhubungan dengan laut. Sebetulnya gw gak tertarik untuk mengunjungi tempat ini, tapi gw mempunyai teman Vietnam yang berjanji untuk bertemu dan bermain di kota ini. Jadi bisa dibilang gw ke kota ini demi ketemu teman gw itu karena sudah janji. Tapi apa daya, namanya teman [...]

Beers & free frames

by Charles Snowdon @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

Banana bar is in a good location in D.7, it is an unimposing enterprise with a few seats available outside. I have ventured here on a few occasions & it has never been overly crowded. I like this as the main reason I go is to take advantage of the free pool table. It’s not a bad table & serves its function well although there are better tables elsewhere.

Price wise, Banana bar is a bit cheaper than alternatives in the city centre, a Heineken is 35,000đ & Beer Saigon is 30,000đ. It has a good range of beverages including some on draft such as Tiger. There is a happy hour starting at 5.30pm when draft beers go as low as 25,000đ. Snacks are also available & during happy hour these are priced as low as 40,000đ.

With regards to décor, it is fair to say that this place needs sprucing up. It just feels like it is lacking some TLC & a general polish or a coat of paint would certainly raise the whole feel of the establishment. The original owner was certainly on the right track but it seems that the current proprietors did not inherit his passion.
The service is fine, nothing great & no reason to complain. The staff are gracious enough & seemed to enjoy gawking as we played pool. That’s fair enough but I did find it rather invasive, although it meant that the replenishment of drinks was never delayed. If you are in the vicinity of the bar & need a drink with the chance of free pool then Banana bar is the place to go.

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 1: North Vietnam

by support @ xotours

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any […]

Review Hike Maui Tours: A day chasing waterfalls

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

If you’re into hiking like I am, you’re going to love going this post: Review Hike Maui Tours. Hike Maui Tours offers a few different hikes & packages (some include zip lining for example).  I ended up choosing the East Waterfalls hike – their most popular one on the Hike Maui Tour website. Making reservations […]

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6 things I learned about you from my 2017 reader survey

6 things I learned about you from my 2017 reader survey

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Human stories, authentic experiences, and traveling on a budget (without backpacks or hostels) - I've got your back in 2018.

Top 5 cool & quirky things to do in Brooklyn

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

What are the top 5 cool & quirky things to do in Brooklyn? (Besides wandering around looking at all the kick ass street art?) Brooklyn is vast and while I stayed in the middle of downtown at the Nu Hotel, it was Williamsburg and Bushwick that was fun + funky. Without further ado, here are […]

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HO CHI MINH CITY | XO Foodie Tour: Saigon's Food and Culture on Two Wheels - iWander. iExperience. iKwento

HO CHI MINH CITY | XO Foodie Tour: Saigon's Food and Culture on Two Wheels - iWander. iExperience. iKwento


iWander. iExperience. iKwento

XO Foodie Tour, is one of the most trusted tours when it comes to night food tour in the city. The company promotes the intriguing bike culture of Saigon.

Night dining adventures with Seoul O’ngo Food Tours

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

My first trip to Korea could NOT be complete without a Seoul food tour. I teamed up with local Seoul O’ngo Food Tours for a night dining adventure to experience four different restaurants and drink the night away. The night of the tour, we made our way to the O’ngo’s Food Tours office location which wasn’t […]

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CHINA – Chengdu craft beer bars; my personal hotspots

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

The craft beer scene in China is rapidly evolving since a few years. When I last visited Chengdu several years ago there wasn’t much going on but now bars are popping up around the city. [...]

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The best motorbike tour in Saigon

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

This is in regards to the night food tour. Also, this is a completely honest and unbiased review. I did this tour last night and it blew my mind. I have done other companies and other cities and this was certainly the best without a doubt. We were taken to parts of Saigon that you […]

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Comino Island! – don’t miss it in Malta

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Oo La La. Camino Island in Malta…where the Blue Lagoon is. This is most definitely NOT the Blue Lagoon in Iceland! We had to take the bus from Valletta to the ferry station (a good 45 mins away) but once there, we took a short boat ride to the island and it cost only 10 […]

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10 things to expect when travelling in China

by Dara @ Up & Adrift

While China is a huge and beautiful country to travel around, it’s also good to know what to expect to avoid being thrown off by the lack of courtesy or intense culture shock. After...

Review: XO Foodie Night Tour

Review: XO Foodie Night Tour

by Janno Lim @ Tripsyo

One word to describe XO Foodie Night Tour: AMAZING. XO Tours is an all-female motorbike tour company that offers tours both day and night around Ho Chi Minh City (or people fondly call Saigon). It is highly reputable (evident as #1 activity on Tripadvisor!). Having experienced it, it completely exceeded my expectations. The tour didn’t …

Monthly Favorites #76: November, 2017

by K @ *cosmeddicted*

I recently went to an all-you-can-eat barbecue place. I don’t usually go for these kinds of places – I tend to eat too much, and the food isn’t always the greatest. However, this place was pretty popular, and a girlfriend suggested we go. The food was pretty good. I noticed that their salad bar was … Continue reading Monthly Favorites #76: November, 2017

2017’s Most Memorable Bites

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

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

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6 reasons to fall in love with Portugal

6 reasons to fall in love with Portugal

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Incredible food, wine, art and music - and at a fraction of the cost of a typical European vacation. (8 min. read)

XO Foodie Tour, Ho Chi Minh City

XO Foodie Tour, Ho Chi Minh City


bontaks travels

Our first glimpse of Ho Chi Minh City was from the back of a black Mercedes E Class sedan, having been whisked from the airport arrivals hall by our friendly hotel-provided guide and driver. This t…

How to pack for winter travel (in a carry-on)

How to pack for winter travel (in a carry-on)

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Bulkier clothing and extra layers means you have to be even more ruthless about what you bring.

How to be a digital nomad 101

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

First, what’s a digital nomad? Digital Nomads are individuals who leverage telecommunications technologies to perform their work duties, and more generally conduct their lifestyle in a nomadic manner. (wikipedia) So first you need to create some income via the internet or just on a computer. Here’s the five basic ways on how to become a […]

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Tea Break Thoughts: Instagram & Identity

by Katie Hale @ the tea break project

I’ve taken a bit of a break from Instagram. A 3-month break, if you’re counting. That’s a quarter of a year – which is kind of a lot, when you think about it. Recently, I sat down with a cup of tea to figure out what had pushed me away, and what I was going […]

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...

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

Things to do with Kids in Saigon

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

Planning a vacation with young children may seem like an arduous task but with the right itinerary and preparation, it can be an enjoyable experience for every family member. Contrary to what most would think, Saigon does offer a range of activities that travelers with children can participate in. Here are the top 4 things […]

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Turning 30 on the Gili Islands

by Jack Lemon @ Mr & Mrs Lemon

Jakarta done, we then had a short flight to the island of Bali. Holiday hostpot for Aussies for years now we had one night to enjoy the nightlife in Legian before we jumped on a speed boat to the more remote Gili Islands. Bali was pretty much as you’d expect. …

Pic of the Week: Sarangkot, Nepal

by Tracey @ Solo Traveler

A Solo Travel Society member shares his view of the mountains in a photo taken in Sarangkot, Nepal, a popular location for watching sunrises and sunsets.

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What Are You Letting Go Of?

by Victoria Smith @ Girl Tries Life

Happy 2018! Now, some of you might be saying, Victoria, you should have an interview up on the podcast today. While normally I’d say, you are correct, today I’m saying, I have changed it up a bit. I’ve decided that for 2018, I’m alternating weeks of the podcast between interviews one week and every other […]

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Best way to spend 3 days in Johannesburg, South Africa

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Johannesburg is one of the best gateways to Safari country, and most tourists would only spend a day in this city. Don’t head for the Safari yet, as Jo’burg has a lot of attractions worth visiting. Of course, spending 3 days in some of the famous destinations in the city still won’t scratch the surface....

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Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Four – On The Move

by eddie @ As an Explorer, here's my spin…

6 Gorgeous New Hotels Opening In 2018

by Shontel Horne @ Travel Noire

I’m not one to shy away from a budget-friendly Airbnb accommodation that packs all of the style of a hotel for a fraction of the price, but there are some destinations and occasions when only a hotel will do. Countless new hotels around the world open their rooms, suites and penthouse doors to travelers each year, […]

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Seven – Mexico Pt.1

by eddie @ As an Explorer, here's my spin…

Terrific Asian-fusion

by Ouassini Fertas @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

Located right in the center of the city, Aura is a new restaurant that specializes in Asian fusion food. Opened by the owner of the well-known (and by the way excellent) Ciao Bella and Saffron, Aura has some prestigious older sisters to make proud! So, let me tell you that my expectations were high…

From the moment we entered there we knew we would be well taken care of. The very welcoming staff offered us a complementary glass of sparkling wine and appetizers while waiting for our other friends, which I truly appreciated as a good customer service is not common in Saigon…

The menu is appetizing and you would probably not find anything alike elsewhere in the city. Actually I had the feeling I could not really make a wrong choice… However, on the manager advice I chose a Salmon tartar and a five-spice Salmon while my friends ordered other house’s specialties. From the starters to the mains including drinks, not a single thing went bad, everything was perfect! Even more, they managed to surprise me with a mix of tastes I had never experienced before.

Aura has all the ingredients to become a star on Saigon dinner’s stage and hopefully I will be lucky enough to eat there one more time before coming back to France for a few months. At least it will surely be the first restaurant I will go to when I come back.

Medellin and its ‘famous criminal’ Pablo Escobar, Colombia

Medellin and its ‘famous criminal’ Pablo Escobar, Colombia

by kelleyjanelowry@gmail.com @ Pondering Perth Girl

With only a comparatively short time in Colombia (approximately three weeks), we decided to take advantage of the cheap domestic flights and fly from Cartagena to Medellin. In hindsight, this was a godsend as Dave was still sick from the disgusting water he had accidently swallowed whilst at Totuma Volcano and a ten hour bus […]

Weekly Reads #296: Sept 23, 2017

by K @ *cosmeddicted*

  It’s fall! I’ve been hunting around for some new fall clothes. I’ve found some great new tops, but it’s always hard for me to find skirts that I like. I’m still going to keep searching!   What were your favorite posts this week? How I deal with cyber bullies, via Girl With Curves. I’m glad that I’m … Continue reading Weekly Reads #296: Sept 23, 2017

Eating Amsterdam Tours Review: Twilight De Pijp Tour

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Eating Amsterdam Tours Review: Twilight De Pijp Food Tour If you know me, you know I cannot visit a city without experiencing a food tour of some kind! In Amsterdam, I linked up with Eating Amsterdam Tours to experience and do a review. I decided upon the Twilight De Pijp tour (out of the three offered). The Twilight […]

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A 2-day winter escape to Innsbruck, Austria

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Winter is fast approaching. If you are looking for something new to do this coming winter, then enjoy a laid-back sightseeing tour or enjoy a thrilling skiing adventure in Innsbruck, Austria. The city is known as the Capital of the Alps, and is one of the oldest ski centers in Europe. This 2-day suggested itinerary...

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XO Tours – The Sights

by Kater @

I had found out about XO tours on Trip Advisor and other media outlet weeks before my trip. For me this was a must do and one of the highlights of my time in Ho Chi Minh City. I could not decide between “The Sights” tour  ($42 USD) and “The Foodie” tour ($72 USD) so I […]

My 2017 in 97 flights, 172 hotel nights in 34 countries: I love bleisure travel!

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

It’s that time of the year to look back and make a summary of all the places I visited but first I would like to thank you for following CTB Global and wish you a [...]

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XO Tour Foodie Tour [Ho Chi Minh City]

XO Tour Foodie Tour [Ho Chi Minh City]


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Book Review + Giveaway: Why LA? Pourquoi Paris?

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

*EDIT* We have a winner!! CONGRATS to Toni! You’ll be receiving your book in the mail within a couple of weeks. It has been so long since I’ve hosted a giveaway on this blog, but when I got an email in my inbox about an artsy new coffee table book about LA and Paris, I […]

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A magical & vortex weekend in Sedona

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

  I was able to find time to spend a short weekend in Sedona – one of the magical and beautiful places in the world with my boyfriend.  We loved the place and cannot wait to go back again but make it a longer road trip this time throughout Utah. My guide to a magical […]

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Shaq Wants To Bring The Fun To Carnival Cruise Line

by Travel Noire @ Travel Noire

If you see someone that looks like Shaquille O’Neal onboard Carnival Cruise Line the next time you’re sailing the seas, there’s a good chance it really is the NBA Hall of Famer. Shaq has teamed up with Carnival to be the brand’s new “Chief Fun Officer,” or as they call it, the “CFO,” helping the […]

How to make the most of one week in Vietnam

How to make the most of one week in Vietnam


travel. paint. repeat.

What to do, see and eat. (7 min. read)

8 Easy ways to beat the back-to-work blues 

8 Easy ways to beat the back-to-work blues 

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

The end of the year brings much fun and excitement. We get to take time away from work, maybe go on holidays, spend time with loved ones, eat our favourite foods and completely disconnect from our day-to-day routine. It’s a much-needed opportunity to rest, recharge and refresh. Sadly, the holidays always come to an end and, sooner or later, we have to go back to work. Coming back to the office after such a great time away, staring down the barrel of another 12 months of work, can be overwhelming. To help you survive your return to the workplace after an epic festive season, here are 8 easy ways you can beat the back-to-work blues. 1. Start planning your next holiday This is my personal favourite suggestion on this list! While there’s a good chance you may not financially be ready to start splashing out money on a holiday post-festive season, that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning. Go to your favourite travel agent and get some brochures for inspiration, set the wallpaper on your phone and computer to your next holiday destination and pin a few photos, postcards or holiday inspiration around your desk. Rather than focusing on being [...]

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.

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

How To Make The Most Of A Layover In New England

by j. nambowa @ Travel Noire

When it comes to getting the best deals on international flights, there’s a good chance that the cheap airfare will require a long layover. That was the case when I booked a trip to Saint Lucia, but rather than roughing it out at Logan airport in Boston, I decided to create another mini trip to […]

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 →

How to be the WORST airline passenger

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Wanna know how to be the worst airline passenger on a flight? It was a 7 am flight from Malta to London – which meant that I had to get up at 5 am to get to the airport, check in, and go through security. I get on the plane and sit in seat 6C. […]

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Cartagena in all its colonial, colourful (and mud-covered!) glory, Colombia

by kelleyjanelowry@gmail.com @ Pondering Perth Girl

We arrived into Cartagena pretty late at night following a lengthy 12-hour transit from Capurgana and it wasn’t until the next morning that we got our first real glimpse of what a beautiful place Colombia’s largest seaside city truly is. As with most of the Spanish influenced towns we have visited (most of Central America), […]

My Top 5 Movies of 2017

by noreply@blogger.com (Bex) @ Double Skinny Macchiato

The flip side of all the travel I've been doing this year is that I've had only limited time (and money) to spend on movies. Some of long-haul flights I took did allow me to catch up on films that I wanted to see at the cinema this year, but I only managed 18 cinema visits, and saw a further 18 films (some of which were re-watches) at home or on planes or buses. I did my best to see as many of this year's major releases as I could and also caught a few indie films, especially when prompted my free (preview screening) or cheap (Peckhamplex) tickets. Next year, I'm going to try to do better.

1. Moonlight. I went to see Barry Jenkins' remarkable film — which chronicles in a clever triptych structure the youth of a gay, African-American male growing up in the projects in Miami — at New York's iconic Angelika Film Center not quite knowing what to expect. Or, rather, I thought I knew exactly what to expect, but Jenkins confounded my expectations with its beautiful, melancholy and utterly moving coming-of-age tale. The performances are powerful, the three distinct sections fit together perfectly and this genre-defying film stayed with me for days. By turns heart-breaking, uplifting, intimate and all-encompassing, Moonlight gripped me throughout its 1h50 running time and left me wanting to spend more time with the central character in Jenkins' harsh but sensual world.

2. Dunkirk. Like Moonlight, Christoper Nolan's Dunkirk is also a story in three parts, but this time they are intricately interwoven and — because this is Nolan — they also take place over different timescales that range from one hour to one week. The central story is the odds-defying evacuation of trapped Allied soldiers during the titular World War II battle. Owing in part to the fact that World War II was covered in neither my GCSE history nor A-level (early-modern) history syllabuses, it wasn't a story I knew much about before watching the film, but I think that made Nolan's storytelling even more dramatic. There are some fantastic performances, including from RAF pilot Tom Hardy's sole visible eye, shellshocked soldier Cillian Murphy and especially Mark Rylance who, as usual, steals every scene in the most understated of ways as the skipper of one of the hundreds of civilian boats that were crucial in the rescue operation. Visually stunning and with a haunting score from Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk was rather overwhelming and definitely the kind of film you should watch on as big a screen as possible (I saw it at the Gloucester Cinema in Massachusetts, a rather low-tech venue where I also happened to see Jurassic Park, some 24 years earlier).

3. Call Me By Your Name. I had hoped to watch Luca Guadagnino's Italy-based coming-of-age story at the London Film Festival, partly because I was so impressed with Armie Hammer's performances in the two films I saw him in during last year's festival, Free Fire and Nocturnal Animals but I couldn't get a ticket. Instead, I finally caught up last week at a packed screening at the Peckhamplex. In the film, 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) is spending another summer with his academic parents at their villa in a small northern Italian town. Each summer, Elio's father (Michael Stuhlbarg) hosts a graduate student at the villa as a research assistant and this year, it is the turn of tall, handsome, confident Oliver (Hammer). Over the course of the summer, the friendship between Elio and Oliver grows, as does Elio's own confidence and sense of self, gently encouraged by his cultured, liberal parents. Call Me By Your Name is beautifully shot and perfectly captures those lazy dog day afternoons of the southern European summer. It's a slow-burner, for sure, but builds up momentum without you noticing, and by the time it reached its crushing conclusion, I was completely captivated. Both Hammer and Chalamet were very good, and there's a certain monologue during the final act that Stuhlbarg nails.

4. The Death of Stalin. Armando Iannucci's darkest of dark comedies, The Death of Stalin, was just what the world needed in 2017. The film offers a depiction of Stalin's final days and the chaotic aftermath of his death, as his advisors circle, posture, plot and betray. It is a funny film, and there is a cracking script that crackles with energy, as well as some top-notch performances (Isaacs and Buscemi were particularly good) from the ensemble cast, most of whom seem have impeccable comic timing. Of course, many of the laughs are more nervous chuckles at the absurdity of what is happening, and at times, you do wonder whether it's even appropriate for you to be laughing (which is precisely the point Iannucci is trying to make, I'm sure).

5. The Handmaiden. Not to be confused with The Handmaid's Tale, Chan-Wook Park's film The Handmaiden is based on a novel by Sarah Waters called Fingersmith, although I only found this out after watching the film. Park's most famous film Oldboy is an all-time favourite of mine and I also enjoyed his English-language film Stoker. Based on these past experiences, I was expecting The Handmaiden to be both twisty and violent and it certainly delivered. It's hard to say too much about the plot without spoiling the film, but it centres around two young women in 1930s Japan-occupied Korea. One woman is a wealthy heiress, who is kept in isolation by her uncle on her large estate. The other is hired as her handmaiden, but has other intentions and plans for the heiress too. At almost 2h30 long, The Handmaiden kept me gripped throughout with its clever, unexpected volte-faces, leaving the viewer in a constant state of uncertainty about whom to trust and with whom to sympathise. Park is a master storyteller and this film is well worth seeking out.

NB: I did later read Waters' novel, but enjoyed it somewhat less than the film — perhaps because I knew what was coming.

The complete list of films I watched this year is as follows (re-watches are in italics:

- Silence
- Children of Men (home)
- Sing Street (home)
- Hidden Figures
- Boys Don't Cry (TV)
- Lion
- Hacksaw Ridge
- State of Play (home)
- Jackie
- Hell or Highwater (plane)
- Florence Foster Jenkins (plane)
- Moonlight
- Elle
- Personal Shopper
- Fargo (home)
- The Handmaiden
- My Cousin Rachel
- Olympus Has Fallen (home)
- To the Bone (home)
- Inception (home)
- Loving (plane)
- Fences (plane)
- Dunkirk
- The Circle (home)
- A Ghost Story
- Mother!
- Breathe
- Battle of the Sexes
- Blade Runner 2049
- Baby Driver (plane)
- Hunt for the Wilder People (bus)
- Logan (plane)
- Bad Moms (plane)
- The Big Sick (plane)
- The Death of Stalin
- Call Me By Your Name

The Best Day Trips from Hanoi

by support @ xotours

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any […]

Vegan’s Guide to Saigon Visitors

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

A Vegan’s Guide to Saigon Vegetarian/Vegan in Vietnam On the surface, Vietnam – famous for her pork and beef dishes – doesn’t seem like the friendliest of destinations for vegan travelers. However, one might be surprised to learn that Vietnam is actually one of the more vegan-friendly destinations in Southeast Asia.  Though infrequently marketed to […]

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Ho Chi Minh City With Kids - 9 Fun Things To Do | BellyBelly

Ho Chi Minh City With Kids - 9 Fun Things To Do | BellyBelly


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Travelling to Ho Chi Minh City with kids? Surprisingly, Ho Chi Minh has plenty of activities your kids will love! Here are 9 fun things to do in HCMC.

Final Exam Time: Free Will 101

by Terry Karkabe @ The Good Men Project

Choices......always with the dang choices. Yes, this is a test.

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Extravaganza Saigon Tours

by lifeoflayovers@gmail.com @ Life of Layovers

The BEST “back of the bikes tour” in Town! If you are looking for one of the most exhilarating, fun […]

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Getting a Sak Yant by a Monk in Chiang Mai Thailand

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

My second time in Thailand (living there), I found myself with a burning desire to get a magical Sak Yant by a monk in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Last Updated: 7/13/2016 When you’re thinking of making a permanent change to your body, you should really think about it. Then put the idea away in the back of […]

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Two Days in Yosemite National Park

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

With so much to do in California (seeing my folks and a friend’s wedding), we only had two days in Yosemite. We stayed at clean and spacious Airbnb outside of Yosemite at Oakhurst. It was about an hour away from the Yosemite Valley Floor. It would have been easier to stay in the park but both […]

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In Battle of the Backups, Social is Rooting for Vikings

by 30dB @ The Good Men Project

The Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles are both without their starting quarterbacks, but they have still found a way to advance to the NFC Championship.

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Tips on going to a Nationals game in Washington DC

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Going to a Nationals game in Washington DC is something I LOVE to do when the weather gets nice! If you’re a tourist or a local that’s never been, I totally recommend going to a Nationals game a least once (at Nationals Park). Yes, yes you must – if only for the drinking. Seriously. I’ve been […]

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Broken Rice

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

Cơm Tấm [kʌm tɑm] is how you say Broken Rice in Vietnamese. The Viet live on rice Should you ever have a chance to come to Vietnam, try asking the locals what kind of food they are proud of. We assure, 90% of the answers you get will be RICE. Because Vietnam is an agricultural country, […]

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Weekly Reads #300: Oct 28, 2017

by K @ *cosmeddicted*

    What were your favorite posts this week? Alternatives to hydroquinone, via Beautiful with Brains. Hydroquinone works! Brush on fragrance is now a thing, via The Sunday Girl.  I wonder how the fragrance lasts in the bottle. How to create stylish night out looks, via Bridgette Raes.  Night out looks without looking like too … Continue reading Weekly Reads #300: Oct 28, 2017

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 ...]

ARGENTINA – In Salta, Kkala Boutique Hotel is the place to stay

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Salta was the starting point if my 7-day northwestern Argentina road trip. I stayed three nights at Kkala Boutique Hotel which is a small-scale luxury hotel. The perfect base to explore Salta city and make [...]

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Photo Diary: Galapagos Islands with GAdventures

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

A few of the things Linda and I did during our fabulous trip to the Galapagos Islands with GAdventures: Traveled by speed boat around the islands of San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, and Isabela Island // Camped in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island with views towards the ocean // Visited the Charles Darwin Research Station […]

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Tea Break Thoughts: Wishes in Hoi An

by Katie Hale @ the tea break project

The sky’s an inky blue, lanterns form necklaces adorning the yellow buildings, and the river is filled with wishes. This is Hoi An, a small town near the coast in central Vietnam. Once a busy fishing port, the town languished into obscurity when the river silted up , meaning that the buildings have remained fairly […]

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

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

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

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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 ...]

Digital Nomads: A day at the Veranda Resort in Chiang Mai

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

When it’s hot out, there are a few pools in Chiang Mai to get a refreshing swim but for a luxurious day of  R&R with the sun and a panoramic view of the mountains, you MUST go to the swimming pool at the Veranda Resort in Chiang Mai. After doing my due diligence on the Facebook […]

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World Records, Just Do Good Things and Girl on Fire with Carisa Hendrix

by Victoria Smith @ Girl Tries Life

Today on the podcast we are taking an usual turn into the world of magic… In my head, when you read that you’re seeing bunnies pop out of hats, sparks on stage and fire eating… or maybe that’s just what’s in my head when I say magic with a long pause. Anywho, we’re joined by award-winning […]

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Europe – to be or not to be, that is the question:

by Andrew @ ark3.com

I’ll make no bones about it, I believe that the UK should stay part of the European Union. Yes, there is much wrong with it and it is often unaccountable, but it has brought many advantages to the citizens of Europe: delivering stability, bringing down walls (remember the ‘Iron Curtain’?), allowed the right of residency […]

Manila Hostels for Budget Travelers

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

Metro Manila has a booming business for high-end and budget hotels. But for shoestring travelers, these rates are still out of bounds especially if they try to extend every cent from their travel fund. Most foreign travelers visiting the Philippines decide not to spend a night in Metro Manila because of two main reasons; congested […]

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Saigon Street Eats – XO Foodie Tour

Saigon Street Eats – XO Foodie Tour


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XO Tours’ foodie tour came highly recommended from Winston, a friend in Shanghai who’d eaten his way through Saigon last year.  We were disappointed at first – the tour was fully …

Ha Long Bay – A Poetic Landscape

Ha Long Bay – A Poetic Landscape

by Janno Lim @ Tripsyo

One of my bucket list: Visit Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – DONE. Ha Long Bay is majestically beautiful as its finest, as seen in the paintings. Despite the intense summer heat, clear skies make the landscape more picturesque than imagined. I could sit outside and stare the scenery for hours. The waters are calm, birds …

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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Best Brewery in Ho Chi Minh City – Pasteur Street Brewing Company

by Kater @ Ho Chi Minh City

Everyone that knows me knows that I LOVE beer. I was especially excited when our hotel had a poster about a local brewery so I set out on a quest to find it. This place is small and very hard to find. It’s not painted in a bright color or have any crazy antics out front of […]

Exploring an abandoned skyscraper in Bangkok: The Sathorn Unique Tower

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

The Sathorn Unique Tower (abandoned skyscraper) The first time I heard about the abandoned Sathorn Unique Tower in Bangkok was from fellow Travel Blogger Sabrina in her article at Just One Way Ticket. It sounded incredibly adventurous. The photos had me interested in going back to explore the building but I wasn’t sure when I’d ever make it back to […]

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Ho Chi Minh City in 24 Hours

Ho Chi Minh City in 24 Hours


Travel Noire

In Saigon, Vietnam for a day? Here's a guide on how to get the most out of your 24 hours.

Greece Travel Guide: Athens & islands

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Travel Guide Round Ups: Greece (Mykonos, Santorini + Athens) + Generic Dreams presents a Greece travel guide to help you plan your trip and what to do + see when you are there! This includes all the airlines I flew, hotels I stayed at + things I did, recommend or NOT recommend. When: We went early […]

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How to pack for a 2-week trip in a carry-on

How to pack for a 2-week trip in a carry-on

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Because checking your bag is for the birds.

Yes, you can have a full time job and still see the world (here's how I do it)

Yes, you can have a full time job and still see the world (here's how I do it)

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Since 2011, I've traveled to 40 cities in 17 countries, all while holding down a demanding full-time job.

The Insider’s Phnom Penh

by admin @ Vespa Adventures » Products

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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Wrap Up: November 2017

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

I can’t believe I’ve been back in California for over a month already. It has gone by super fast, probably because my schedule has been filled with plenty of work, family time, and catching up with my closest friends who live in the Bay. I tested out doing a sober month in November for the […]

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What are you grateful for?

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Love & Gratitude: is one of my former weekly columns where I express my gratitude for people and the world. I stopped the column mid-way through the year but occasionally, it’s not a bad thing to show appreciation for all the big & little things. Being that it’s Thanksgiving, this write up was a must. This […]

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A lovely place

by Joe Buckley @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

When I first heard about this market, I was excited to visit – Vườn chuối means ‘banana garden’, and I thought that I’d be entering into a world combining The Secret Garden with banana plantations (minus the labour exploitation).

I was quickly put right however, as friends told me that it’s not a garden or particularly related to bananas. It is, however, a market. Disappointed, I went online to see what other people thought about the market, and was met with a tidal wave of positivity – some people even declared it to be Saigon’s best market. My enthusiasm was renewed, so I set off for a snoop around.

If it isn’t Saigon’s best market, it certainly comes pretty close. Housed in a nice building, the market combines all the best bits about other markets – some busy areas, some quiet areas, some pedestrianized areas, some areas with motorbikes whizzing through, some dark areas, some light areas… the list goes on. The stalls, range from nearly looking like real shops, to nearly looking like wandering street sellers. All this diversity and variety – amazing given the market’s relatively small size - makes visiting the market a really fun experience, made even more so by the jovial and helpful people who work in the market.

The stuff for sale is just as varied – ranging from clocks and gold to raw meat and vegetables, via cloth, bakeries, tinned food, health and beauty, etc. etc. One of places to go when you want to by something, but you’re not quite sure what.

Old Kowloon themed arcade in Kawasaki

by Dara @ Up & Adrift

Tucked away in the less ventured city of Kawasaki lies a legendary arcade housed in huge 8 level building. Every floor boosts a different kind of entertainment, fun and games. Expect billiards, darts, UFO...

How I scored a luxury hotel for $106/night in Chiang Mai, Thailand

How I scored a luxury hotel for $106/night in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Private swim-up poolside access? Yes please. Getting the 4th night free via an easy travel hack? Hell yeah.

Appropriately Unspectacular

by Joe Buckley @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

Tân Định market is a large market selling a vast array of different things, as you’d expect from any market. The outside of the place is lined with food stalls, selling an impressive variety of dishes, so it’s easy to combine a trip here with lunch.

Although the market is a great place to go if you’re in the area or live locally, there’s nothing particularly exciting or exotic about the place – although it is housed in an unusual building with a unique façade – so you do not need add it to your must visit list, or make any special effort to go there.

The really interesting thing about Tân Định market, though, is its history. In the late 19th century, the market (then known as Phú Hòa Market) was one of the most important markets in Northern Saigon. The current building, however, was constructed by the French colonial government in the 1920s – partly to improve hygiene, and partly to increase the state’s revenue. And it is in this unusual building that the market is still housed today (minus the roof, which has been replaced).

So, the market is worth finding out about for general interest, but, despite being a great local place, if you don’t ever find yourself in the area, you’re not actually missing much.

10 Things to Know Before Going to Iceland

by Hannah @ Heels to Hiking Boots

In the past few years Iceland has become a tourist hotspot.  It used to sound so far away, so foreign, so unknown,  the elusive…Iceland.  However, nowadays I hear of more and more people making the trek to the sparsely populated country of only 320,000 people.  I’ll admit, this past year I was one of those people Read Post

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The Great Balance Between Work and Life for Digital Nomads

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

By Jess Signet from Tripelio Thanks to Amy and her amazing website for collaborating with me on this blog piece and allowing me to share this article. She’s such an inspiration for how to get out there and chase after amazing adventures (such as her Galapagos trip—absolutely stunning!) while still getting all the “adult things” […]

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Weekly Reads #300: Oct 28, 2017

by K @ *cosmeddicted*

    What were your favorite posts this week? Alternatives to hydroquinone, via Beautiful with Brains. Hydroquinone works! Brush on fragrance is now a thing, via The Sunday Girl.  I wonder how the fragrance lasts in the bottle. How to create stylish night out looks, via Bridgette Raes.  Night out looks without looking like too … Continue reading Weekly Reads #300: Oct 28, 2017

XO Tours Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City

XO Tours Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City


Eating Saigon!

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

Captain Andy’s Catamaran Sunset Cruise to the Napali Coast

by Hannah @ Heels to Hiking Boots

So many of my favorite memories from my childhood include going to Hawaii on family vacations. Growing up in California, I’ve been fortunate to spend quite a lot of time in Hawaii, mainly between Maui and Kauai. I love Kauai for it’s subtle but dominant presence. Kauai is rustic. It stays true to its natural Read Post

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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!

Bun Dau Mam Tom

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

BUN DAU MAM TOM (Vermicelli with Fried Tofu) Have you ever wondered what to eat when first coming to Vietnam? Probably, popular dishes like Pho, Banh Mi or spring rolls, will pop up in your head but then you decide to get out of your comfort zone, looking for something new. Perhaps, friends, Bun Dau […]

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Ho Chi Minh/ Saigon Update

by Andrew @ ark3.com

Updated postcard here

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...

Monthly Favorites #76: November, 2017

by K @ *cosmeddicted*

I recently went to an all-you-can-eat barbecue place. I don’t usually go for these kinds of places – I tend to eat too much, and the food isn’t always the greatest. However, this place was pretty popular, and a girlfriend suggested we go. The food was pretty good. I noticed that their salad bar was … Continue reading Monthly Favorites #76: November, 2017

Give Thoughtfully

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

Many of you know that I’m not a big shopper.  I absolutely despise going to a brick-and-mortar store and scouring the internet for hours.  Since I’m always traveling, I don’t have the time to look for gifts but I do love giving them to people I love.  I’m so happy I found Thoughtfully because this […]

Best Budget Destinations for Solo Travelers: the 2018 Shortlist

by Janice @ Solo Traveler

I've scoured the lists of budget destinations recommended by other sites and come up with a shortlist of my top destinations for budget solo travel in 2018.

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Discover Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 3 days

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Kaohsiung, the largest harbor city in Taiwan, is a mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern, and dizzying contradictions. There are as many high-rise buildings and yet traditional Chinese temples remain. Located in Southwestern Taiwan, the city remain an undiscovered treasure for foreign visitors. Our suggested itinerary is designed to show you the best the city has to...

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How to make this your most awesome year yet

How to make this your most awesome year yet

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

This New Year’s, ditch the resolutions. Instead, design your life. 

11 Great reasons to visit stunning Okinawa

11 Great reasons to visit stunning Okinawa

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

Far away from the bustling, neon-lit streets of Tokyo, Okinawa offers a peaceful respite from the rest of the world. Idyllic stretches of pristine, white-sand beaches and glittering turquoise waters hiding a dazzling world of marine life below. Famed for its vast number of centenarians, the Okinawa archipelago is alive with natural wonders, historical sites and unique cultural and food experiences just waiting to be unearthed by avid adventurers. If it isn’t already, Okinawa should be on every traveller’s bucket list. Here are 11 great reasons why. Watch this video and be inspired to explore Okinawa yourself…  1. Stunning cherry blossoms Okinawa comes alive with brilliant shades of pink Sakura, offering the earliest Cherry Blossom. Hanami celebrations run from mid-January through to mid-February, providing avid adventures with the opportunity to take part in Cherry Blossom Festival celebrations all over Okinawa. Visit Mount Yaedake, Nakijin Castle Ruins, Nago Central Park and Yaese Park where you’ll spend hours soaking in the annual pink phenomenon, a travel bucket-list item for many travel lovers. 2. Locals who understand longevity Discover the secrets of longevity from Okinawa’s elderly residents. Per head, Okinawa’s population is home to more centenarians than anywhere else in the world – [...]

Lord have (Gra)mercy!

Lord have (Gra)mercy!

by ncma69 @ Greedy Gyal

The Tavern came near the top of most guides of best restaurants in New York City. It is well known for “farm to table” sustainable eating. I looked forward to eating there but worried about how it would fare, coming the day after my visit to Daniel.  Malcolm, my dinner companion, and I arrived just […]

3 of the best travel tours we’ve ever done

3 of the best travel tours we’ve ever done


Little Grey Box

Little Grey Box regulars among you will have heard me speak about my long-suffering and very sweet husband, Matt. Well, today’s post has been written for you by Matt and it is his guide to th…

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 ...]

HO CHI MINH CITY - thedustyroad

HO CHI MINH CITY - thedustyroad


thedustyroad

Ho Chi Minh City was previously known as Saigon and boasts an interesting history. Today, it is a city of contrasts. The rich and the poor, the old and the new, the eastern and western cultures all thrown together in utter chaos. Check out the Ho Chi Minh City blog post to read about our adventures in the massive city.

Cara Lacak Lokasi Pacar!

Cara Lacak Lokasi Pacar!

by hengelpao @ PaoPao's Iyagi

Hi Hi Hi, Postingan ini gw buat untuk kalian yang suka feeling insecure sama pacar kalian. Gw menawarkan solusi untuk melacak posisi pacar kalian. Well, gak cuma pacar, bisa juga suami, karyawan, atau bahkan bos kalian. Cara yang gw tawarkan ini mudah dilakukan apabila (1) kita mempunyai akses handphone dari pacar kalian, (2) handphonenya adalah handphone android, (3) pacarnya gak terlalu bisa teknologi. 😛 Cara ini udah gw coba beberapa hari, dan terbukti tidak ketahuan. haha. Caranya adalah menggunakan Google Map kalian. Sekedar info, Google map mempunyai fitur untuk live sharing location untuk orang-orang yang diberi akses. Kita bisa share live location kita dalam periode tertentu atau selamanya selama fiturnya tidak dimatikan. Berikut cara mengaktifkannya: Buka aplikasi Google Maps di handphone PACAR anda. Ingat, di handphone PACAR, bukan handphone kalian. Pastikan pacar anda tidak mengetahui apa yang akan anda lakukan dengan handphonenya. Pastikan juga kalian tahu passcodenya handphone pacar anda. Di sebelah kiri, tekan tombol yang ada garis horizontal 3 buah. (Sebelahnya Search here). Setelah kalian tekan tombol tersebut, akan muncul layar seperti gambar di bawah ini. Setelah itu pilih fitur location sharing (bagian yang dikotakin merah). Maka akan muncul layar sebagai berikut. Tekan simbol orang dengan tanda tambah untuk [...]

2017, A Year to Myself

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

I never expected 2017 to be a year to myself, but then again, I guess you never really know what life will bring you with each new year. I should know better by now. Even though I didn’t expect it to be a year to myself, I can say with full clarity now that I’m […]

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Picture Perfect Hiking in the Swiss Alps – Appenzell, Switzerland

by Hannah @ Heels to Hiking Boots

Located about ninety minutes from Zurich, sits one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the country.  The Appenzell Alps are quite simply breath taking.  The Swiss region of Appenzell makes you feel as though you’ve almost stepped back in time; there are various chalets, farmers, and cows all scattered around the traditional villages.  In the Read Post

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Seeing Saigon on Two Wheels

by Katie Hale @ the tea break project

I thought I would be terrified on the back of a scooter. Now, I kind of want one. One thing that never fails to disappoint about travel is how much it helps me to overcome my fears. I discovered XO Tours while I was still back in England. They’re mentioned on Lonely Planet and a […]

Want to be a better or smarter traveler? Here are 4 ways to help!

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

There are a few things that travelers do or don’t do that really gets my knickers in a twist. I know. There’s many ways to travel and see the world. Call us tourists, travelers, backpackers, flashpackers, nomads, whatever! There’s just some things that I do and don’t recommend doing if you’re exploring the whole wide […]

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How a Honduran Kid’s Soccer Team Taught Me About Life

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

I went to Honduras for the 2nd time to take photos of FEIH’s first soccer tournament but first, let me give you some background. Back in December 2015, I went to Utila, a tiny bay island off the shore of Honduras, on a diving trip. The plan all along was to catch a flight from […]

Taking The Foodie Motorbike Tour In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Taking The Foodie Motorbike Tour In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Travel Happy

Get a unique view of night time Ho Chi Minh City from the back of a bike on the Foodie Motorbike Tour with XO Tours' elegant female guides.

Open for Business – Zipper Pulls & Charms

by roslynruss @ Sew Delicious

I have a very exciting announcement!I have just set up an online store!   Zipper pouches are one of my favourite projects to sew, and living here in China I have access to some fabulous haberdashery items. My shop has a lovely selection of tassels and charms to attach to zippers and hardware.   The tassels…

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12 Years Of Travel: Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

London is steeped in history, but it’s also shaping the future of how we control the landscape Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London 10 June 2012, 3 Years Ago This Week: I spent a few days in Greenwich for my 40th birthday – it seemed appropriate to go back to the Source Of All Time as I […]

Travel Destinations for 2018: Where I’m Going

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

Where I might be living, visiting, and going back to – these are my potential travel destinations for 2018! It’s my favorite time of the year! And no, I’m not talking about the holidays, although to be sure November and December can be some of my favorite months, especially when I’m surrounded by loved ones. […]

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Vietnam airport transfer | Cu Chi Tunnels

Vietnam airport transfer | Cu Chi Tunnels


Drive Vietnam

Drive Vietnam offers the best Vietnam airport transfer service. Our discount vouchers will save you hundreds of dollars off the best tours, spas and tailors

War Remnants Museum Saigon

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

A place to learn about the war War Remnants Museum is currently one of the most popular museums in Vietnam. Every year, it attracts approximately half a million visitors, two-thirds of whom are foreigners, coming to study about the Vietnam War. History of the War Remnants Museum Opening on September 4, 1975, the museum was named […]

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How I almost got kicked out of a Sex Ping Pong Show in Thailand

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

So – wanna know how I almost got kicked out of a sex ping pong show in Thailand? or actually in: PATTAYA: (prounced pat-tie-ya) − the undisputed sex capital of the world. First, Linda and I arrived early in the city and spent the daytime exploring + taking pictures like this: We found some charming + […]

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Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Four – Ontario

by eddie @ As an Explorer, here's my spin…

The One and Only Palmilla, Cabo San Lucas

by Hannah @ Heels to Hiking Boots

In the past six months I’ve spent over eighty nights in luxury hotel rooms, however, very few can compare with the One and Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas.  I was fortunate enough to spend three nights here and I can easily say their service, amenities and location are top notch.   The rooms are Read Post

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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 ...]

The Black-Owned Luxury Resort You Didn’t Know Existed

by Shontel Horne @ Travel Noire

Grenada is home to tranquil beaches and decadent cuisine, but the tiny Caribbean destination is also home to one of the world’s finest all-inclusive beach resorts, and it happens to be black-owned. Owned and operated by Sir Royston Hopkin and his wife and children, the Spice Island Beach Resort covers eight acres and features 64 […]

Terrific experience and great young guides. Highly Recommend!

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

This is the best way to experience Saigon. Just like all the other locals, on two wheels and Thanh and his crew of young guides couldn’t be better. We went on a customized tour and asked for guides to take us to local shopping boutiques while stopping to experience some of the local street food […]

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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 review of Kink: a BDSM Porn Studio Tour in San Francisco

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

**NSFW** **NSFW** **NOT SAFE FOR WORK** NOTE: The following post contains sexually explicit images and links. If you do NOT want to see this, do NOT continue reading or scrolling.   SEE CUTE ANIMALS HERE INSTEAD . . . . . A peek in the SF Armory of porn site’s Kink BDSM Porn Studio Tour […]

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Ride an open door Jack Harter Helicopter Tours in Hawaii

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

If you’ve never been on an open-door helicopter ride, you MUST DO so. With Jack Harter Helicopter Tours. Specifically – on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. SERIOUSLY. I thought about going on a helicopter ride in Kauai when a friend told me about Jack Harter helicopter tours. It’s a helicopter ride but with the doors OFF. […]

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Egg Coffee

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

Coffee was first introduced to the Vietnamese people by Catholic French priests in 1857 and was gradually adopted by the Vietnamese people across the entire country. And because Vietnam is the second largest coffee producer in the world, a cup of coffee is the last thing you want to miss when you visit this beautiful […]

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Discover Sucre, Bolivia in 3 days

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Founded in the 1500s by Spanish colonials, the beautiful city of Sucre is famed for its charming whitewashed buildings, colonial heritage, and year-round spring like climate. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991, the city is one of the most photographed and wonderful destinations in South America. Our suggested itinerary is designed to show...

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SINGAPORE | Singapore Hostels for Budget Travelers

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

Singapore is a prime destination in Southeast Asia and sometimes scares every traveler because of its cost of living.  But Singapore is not purely about luxurious hotel accommodations and fancy dining on Michelin-starred restaurants. Surprisingly, food is cheap with hawker centers scattered around the city-state. In addition, Singapore hostels make the backpacker scene less intimidated. With […]

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Catch me if you can

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Just to give myself peace of mind with my travels, I need to always be planning a couple of months in advance. Without further ado – here is my nomadic living schedule for the next 6-7 months. If you are from anywhere that I will be visiting or just a fellow traveler at the same […]

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Travel Misconceptions: Thailand

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

One of my goals on The Atlas Heart is to break down travel misconceptions or judgments about places and ideas. Perhaps it could be that destination that everyone warns you not to visit because of how dangerous it is, or maybe you yourself had preconceived notions that were proven wrong once you arrived to where […]

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Experiencing Saigon by Motorbike with XO Tours - The Atlas Heart

Experiencing Saigon by Motorbike with XO Tours - The Atlas Heart


The Atlas Heart

XO Tours only made me appreciate the foodie scene and nightlife in Saigon even more, it was one of the best tour experiences in Vietnam! Read about it here.

Phnom Penh Nightlife Experience

by admin @ Vespa Adventures » Products

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

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Work & Wanderlust: Digital Nomad-Friendly Airports

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Work and Wanderlust: Digital Nomad-Friendly Airports Throughout all my travels, I’ve been in a LOT of airports and experienced some airports that are more friendly for digital nomads than others. I detest airports with zero wifi (usually the smaller remote ones) but what can ya do? Even though I am not traveling as much anymore, […]

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Motorcycles Empower Vietnam's Women -

Motorcycles Empower Vietnam's Women -


The Good Men Project

Cameron Conaway endures jeers and glares as he tours Saigon on the back of a motorcycle driven by a female tour guide.

Time to go home

by debbielemon @ Mr & Mrs Lemon

After 6 months, 11 countries and 27 flights, it is finally time to go home, albeit with a carbon footprint the size of Bigfoot (sorry Mother Earth). I’ve been anticipating this moment with dread and excitement in equal measure for the last month or so. On the one hand I …

Moroccan Wellness Retreat

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

After an action-packed Sahara desert road trip (read here and here), I was ready to slow things down. My favorite way to unwind and get zen is to be by the ocean, do some yoga and go for a hike. Magic Surf Morocco was the perfect host for my wellness retreat. I spent 4 days […]

XO Motorbike Tours In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

XO Motorbike Tours In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Phuket Travel Secrets

During our most recent adventures throughout Asia, we decided to explore parts of Vietnam. In the process we came across a unique motorbike tour in

VIETNAM - Ho Chi Min City food tour on a motorbike; delicious street food – Chris Travel Blog

VIETNAM - Ho Chi Min City food tour on a motorbike; delicious street food – Chris Travel Blog


Chris Travel Blog

Visiting Ho Chi Min City? Do a Ho Chi Min City food tour with XO Tours. They take you on a motorbike around the city for the best food. Tasty!

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

How to Save Money for Travel: Top Tips to Save

by Janice @ Solo Traveler

Here are 12 ways to save money for travel. No advice to cut lattes. No talk of shorter showers. Just a solid how-to approach to saving cash for travel.

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VIETNAM – Must do day trip: Cu Chi tunnels and Cao Dai Temple from Ho Chi Min City

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Ho Chi Min City is a great city to stay several days but a day trip to the Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels is a must do too. The Cao Dai religion was [...]

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Wine Tasting at Grgich Hills Estate Winery

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

While abroad the Wine Train in Napa Valley, my sister and I decided to disembark to enjoy a wine tasting & tour since a few were along the tracks and were able to stop for passengers. We chose the wine tasting at Grgich Hills Estate Winery for none other than the history background of this fine winery. As you […]

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ARGENTINA – Buenos Aires craft beer bars; top 6 hotspots I visited

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

In Argentina the craft beer scene is developing very quick with breweries popping up everywhere in the country. My recent visit to Argentina I had time to try out some of the Buenos Aires craft [...]

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SINGAPORE | Must-Rides in Universal Studios Singapore

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

I have a confession to make, Universal Studios Singapore was my first legit theme park experience. Yes, I haven’t been to Enchanted Kingdom or Star City but I visited Carron Dream Park in Nueva Ecija during a familiarization tour. Considering the facilities, having your first theme park experience outside the Philippines is indeed more exciting. […]

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Antwerp

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

My philosophy on travel is when a friend invites you to stay with them, you accept. I love traveling to places where I know someone; it makes the whole experience so much more fun and meaningful. I love seeing a place through a local’s lens. I’ve been to Capetown, Istanbul, LA, SF, Seattle, Korea with […]

72 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City aka Saigon

by lifeoflayovers@gmail.com @ Life of Layovers

72 Hours//3days in Ho Chi Minh City This is how I spent 3 full days in Ho Chi Minh City […]

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Portugal: Visiting Grapes and Bites WineHouse in Lisbon

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

When I was in Lisbon, I came upon Grapes and Bites WineHouse…it was so awesome that I ended up going twice. Tucked away at Rua do Norte 81-83 in trendy Bairro Alto, this small restaurant and wine house offers delicious food, an extensive range of amazing wines, attentive service and fabulous live music with a boisterous crowd. […]

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Postcards from Vienna’s Christmas Markets

by Katie Hale @ the tea break project

I’m feeling Christmassy! So, while it may be raining and blowing a gale in Cumbria at the moment, I’m posting a little look back at the fantasy Christmas offered by Vienna’s Christmas markets. Mulled wine, goulash, and all kinds of marzipan-related goodies… Hope these help to get you in the festive spirit. Meanwhile, I’ll be […]

Travel to Portland: Beer, Bridges, and the Weird

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Travel to Portland… Travel to Portland..a place full of beer, bridges, and the weird. I was lucky enough not to visit Portland just once this year but twice! First was a short weekend – less than 36 hours for a writing class and the second was for a full week with Will from Hawaii who’s […]

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12 Things to do in Penang, Malaysia

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

I wasn’t sure what to expect with my return to Malaysia this year. The brief time I spent in the country in 2013 was a good experience overall, but it’s also the first place where I was aggressively groped in broad daylight. Granted, gropings can happen anywhere, but I would be lying if I said […]

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3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by support @ xotours

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any […]

Saigon Street Food – XO Tours

Saigon Street Food – XO Tours


Mr & Mrs Lemon

At 6pm we wandered downstairs from our Hostel to be greeted by our 2 tour guides kitted out in traditional Vietnamese dress waiting by their mopeds ready to speed us through the city to the first s…

Banjarmasin, Borneo – Floating markets and water babies

by debbielemon @ Mr & Mrs Lemon

We spent two nights in a city called Banjarmasin on Indonesian Borneo. Banjarmasin is not, in all honesty, known for much and it seemed like a slightly depressing place on arrival. A long haired Indonesian guy was waiting in our hotel reception and eagerly approached us as we checked in …

10 days in Kenya for beginners

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Consistently voted as one of the top safari destinations in the world, Kenya boasts outstanding game reserves, budget and luxurious lodging options, friendly people, and unique culture. Here, you get to explore the open wilderness in safari vehicles with licensed safari guides, get introduced to local culture by visiting local families’ homes in rural villages,...

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HCMC: Foodie Tour

HCMC: Foodie Tour

by ncma69 @ Ho Chi Minh City – Greedy Gyal

Later in the evening of the HCMC sights tour, I joined XO tours again for their night time foodie tour. I had already had Pho, pronounced (Fah), arguably the national dish of Vietnam, in Ha Noi but it was at the mini-chain, Pho 24.  It was nice but not great.  Fortunately, my colleague Jason had […]

12 Years Of Travel: Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall, UK

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Famous for its burgeoning surfing scene, Newquay also has some stunningly beautiful scenic walks along its cliffs too. Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall 21 May 2013, 2 Years Ago This Week: Less than fifty miles from where I grew up, I’d never been to Newquay until this visit to see a friend who I’d first met in […]

Short-Term Animal Volunteer Opportunities Abroad

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

I’ve always had a big heart for animals. That heart has only grown fuller as I’ve traveled more and seen the amount of animals that need help around the world. From the many stray dogs I saw roaming around Greece, to the homeless kittens in Thailand, and yes, even dogs who were rotting from the […]

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3 days in Piran – Slovenia’s little known treasure

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Slovenia, a country in Central Europe, has long been famed for its rich cultural life and one of a kind landscapes – snow-capped peaks, lush rolling hills, magnificent lakes and castles. Though considered as a small country, Slovenia is incredibly diverse. Piran, the country’s lovely coastal settlement, is one of Slovenia’s hidden gems. Home to...

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Check out our blog for the best Vietnam Travel Tips!

by support @ xotours

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any […]

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

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

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

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XO Tours – The Sights

by Kater @ Ho Chi Minh City

I had found out about XO tours on Trip Advisor and other media outlet weeks before my trip. For me this was a must do and one of the highlights of my time in Ho Chi Minh City. I could not decide between “The Sights” tour  ($42 USD) and “The Foodie” tour ($72 USD) so I […]

24 hours in Jakarta

by debbielemon @ Mr & Mrs Lemon

After a few blissful days in El Nido we were ready to head on to our next destination, Indonesia. We flew to Jakarta via Manila and arrived late at night in the hectic airport. We had decided to opt for an airport pick up from our hostel and we were …

The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai

by bontaks @ bontaks travels

In the area surrounding the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, the traffic was gridlocked, and security procedures were thorough, and thus, time consuming. The residual precautions from the 2008 terrorist attacks Continue Reading →

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

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

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

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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...

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – The Sights

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – The Sights

by ncma69 @ Greedy Gyal

XO XO Having learnt from my time in Ha Noi, when I found the city difficult to penetrate, I decide to sign up for two half day tours in HCMC with XO tours (http://xotours.vn/).  XO Tours are a small company, whose tours usually include a lead tour guide, with detailed and in-depth knowledge, an assistant […]

8 Best Honeymoon Destinations For 2018

by Shontel Horne @ Travel Noire

Every engaged couple wants their wedding day to be special, but many duos tying the knot would also agree that going on a honeymoon is just as exciting as the big day. Like the wedding itself, a honeymoon should represent the couple’s interests and what they value. It’s the first trip a married couple will […]

バンザイ!

by Dara @ Up & Adrift

Nihon in the spring of 2016 Tokyo – Takayama – Shirakawago – Kyoto – Osaka

The Week That Was – #36

The Week That Was – #36

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

A look at the week that was and a little insight into the #bloglife, sharing things I just can’t share anywhere else! Highlights of the week This week we officially kicked off our YouTube Incubator with the guys at Changer Studios in Brisbane. What the heck is a YouTube Incubator? Well, in this instance, it’s an eight-week program run by Screen Queensland and the guys at Changer. It will connect the eight chosen channels with key experts who can educate us and share valuable insight on how we can meet our goals. Beyond that, for Matt and me, it’ll help us get closer to our big goal of our travel show! We met with the guys at Changer Studios this week and shared all our goals, strengths, weaknesses, what we do and don’t know, what we want to work on and more. It was really detailed and a great way for us to put into perspective where we’re at and what we want to get out of the program. Between now and our meeting next week, our channel is being analysed by one heck of an expert who knows a LOT about YouTube and its algorithm. I’m really excited to hear what he [...]

Tour de York

Tour de York

by ncma69 @ Greedy Gyal

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the Yorkshire dales recently – well the “dale” of York in particular. This is an unusual area in terms of food culture. Jay Rayner, in his review of Le Langhe restaurant, (http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/23/la-langhe-york-restaurant-review) described York as an area punching below its weight and that, for the most part, […]

New Orleans Named Best Place To Visit In 2018 By New York Times

by Travel Noire @ Travel Noire

New Orleans, Louisiana has long been a favorite destination for many due to its Cajun and Creole food, iconic music, historic architecture, party scene and events like Mardi Gras and the Essence Fest, but  the southern city just received the ultimate compliment by being named the #1 place to visit in 2018 by The New York […]

Weekly Reads #302: Jan 6, 2018

by K @ *cosmeddicted*

  Happy new year! I’ve been slacking on blog posts recently. I’ve also realized that I bought almost NO new makeup or skincare things this year. Oh well – I’ll have to take a good hard look at my stash and do a favorites post! What were your favorite posts this week? How to Look … Continue reading Weekly Reads #302: Jan 6, 2018

My Top 3 Favorite Coffee Spots in Hoi An

by Kater @

Anyone that knows me knows that I think of myself as a coffee connoisseur. I am OBSESSED with coffee and whenever I travel I insist on stopping at as many coffee shops as I possible can.  Hoi An was filled with so many little coffee shops which made making this list a bit of a challenge. But […]

Throwback: Favorites from September

by K @ *cosmeddicted*

Here is a look back at my favorites from September 2014 and 2015!  This month, my favorites seems to be a collection of my holy grails.  I guess I really like my summer products!   In September 2015, I liked: MAC Blot Powder I recently started using this again, after using up my previous setting … Continue reading Throwback: Favorites from September

Unique perspective: Being an Asian American female around foreigners in Thailand

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

After being in Thailand for a month, there have been some things I’ve experienced as a female and more specifically, an Asian American female. I love Thailand – the country, the people. They are kind, warm, and generous. It’s no wonder they’re always at the top of the list for hospitality when it comes to visitors. […]

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Bali Part III

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

The last stop of my Bali trip was in Canggu.  Canggu is the place that probably comes to mind when you think of Bali: Surfing, yoga, and vegan cafes.  When I went to Bali 12 years ago, I stayed in Kuta which was the main tourist hub and Canggu was only inhabited by locals.  Today, […]

The oddest place on Nguyễn Trãi

by Joe Buckley @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

Walking into Zen Plaza is a very bizarre experience. From the outside, the building just looks like it houses the offices of innumerable boring businesses. Which, as it turns out, is exactly what it does house. Although the bottom couple of floors make some sort of claim to be a shopping mall.

And it’s a claim which the place doesn’t manage to pull off. The first thing I noticed was a sign pointing to the basement. So, like Alice going down the rabbit hole, I went down there. But it certainly didn’t lead to a Wonderland – just a grubby basement and a small Family Mart.

Back upstairs I went. I found some half empty clothes shops. A floor or two more followed, and each had a couple more ghost stores and customer-less restaurants. Then I realised that members of the public can’t go any higher, because that’s when the offices start. So I went back downstairs. And left the warped Wonderland.Which was a relief.

Taking decent photographs was also a challenge here, because there’s so little there. Nguyễn Trãi contains a lot of interesting little stores worth exploring. Zen Plaza, however, isn’t one of them. It’s odd, but not in a good way.

No Indonesia Visa Required For Citizens Of 45 Countries

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

The Indonesian Government recently announced citizens of forty five countries no longer need a tourist visa to enter Indonesia. Indonesia Immigration Stamp How Does Visa Free Entry To Indonesia Work? If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed below, arrive at one of the entry points below and proceed to Passport Control. […]

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Six – USA Pt. 1

by eddie @ As an Explorer, here's my spin…

Another dull shopping mall

by Joe Buckley @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

I’ve basically summed it up already. Parkson is just another dull shopping mall, full of people who have attached a large part of their identity to their consumerism. And people who think that buying lots of stuff makes them happy. And people who like to flash their cash with gaudy and kitschy jewellery, clothes and make-up of questionable taste.

This is where independence comes to die. An overly-clean place full of characterless tiles and characterless shoppers, shopping for characterless brands, such as Marc Jacobs, Lacoste, Calvin Klein, and lots of others with forgettable names that I’d never heard of before. Although if I said that while I was in the place I would probably have been branded a heretic.

There’s not too much fun anyone can have in this place, especially if you’re doing your best to hold back tears as you look around and realise just how hegemonic corporate late capitalism can be.

Despite all this, it’s got a great bowling alley. So if you want to do some ten pin bowling, go there. If you don’t, never ever step food inside the place. Unless, of course, you’re a completely vacuous person who just wants to buy more stuff.

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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Top 5 destination list – What’s yours?!

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Everybody has a “Top 5 destination list” they would like to go to — someday. One day! I don’t have a particular order in which I visit countries. Many people ask how I choose my next place to explore and usually, it’s without must thought or planning. I leave it to the weather/time of year + travel […]

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Hoi An Rural Villages & Luxury Spa Experience

by admin @ Vespa Adventures » Products

Hotel drop-off is not included in this package.

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Sai Gon Street Food Tour by Motorbike with Saigon Adventure

Sai Gon Street Food Tour by Motorbike with Saigon Adventure


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Vietnam by motorbike: Touring bustling Ho Chi Minh City on the back of a two-wheeler

Vietnam by motorbike: Touring bustling Ho Chi Minh City on the back of a two-wheeler


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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) has a population of 12 million and 7 million motorbikes — most of which seemed to be on the road at one time

Zoom With A View

by Charles Snowdon @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

Zoom has been a haunt of mine for years & has been the venue for many reunions. I have a personal fondness for the place but shall remain impartial for the sake of a beneficial review.

Set on a busy corner near Bùi Viện, Zoom does suffer from road noise & a fairly steady flow of hawkers which can at times become testing. However, the well selected music which is played at an appropriate volume does well to counteract the traffic din. In addition the staff here are always friendly & seem to be very content in their roles as Zoom staff.

When eating here, I usually go for a burger as they are consistently good & from 115,000đ with a free beer, the price is certainly competitive. The menu is broad with everything from Mexican to all day breakfasts. I have never been disappointed with the servings here & am yet to meet anybody that has been.

It is also worth noting that there is a happy hour from 7pm to 10pm when Huda or Saigon Green beers are a mere 10,000đ. After 10pm further offers are available. The owner of Zoom also conducts Vespa tours which has proved to be very popular with tourists visiting Saigon. The appreciation for Vespa is further proven by nostalgic Vespa items adorning the walls.

Zoom gets 4 stars, really I cannot fault any aspect here, it’s a shame that there is no longer outdoor seating but that is something that is certainly beyond the bars control. I recommended a visit for an evening drink or meal whilst enjoying decent music and watching the, at times, frenzied traffic.

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...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Six – USA Pt. 2

by eddie @ As an Explorer, here's my spin…

No Vietnam Visa Required For Citizens Of Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

From July 2015, you don’t need to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam if you’re a citizen from Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain Vietnam Embassy, Bangkok The Vietnamese government have announced a important change for Vietnam tourist visas – if you’re from Britain, Germany, France, Italy or Spain, you no longer need to […]

My Favourite 2017 Reads

by Victoria Smith @ Girl Tries Life

2017. The year that I read more books than I’ve ever read before. Also the year that I’ve been the busiest in terms of work, having a toddler, podcasting, training to be a health/life coach, attempting to keep this blog going (sorry about that!), writing my book, etc. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it […]

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3-day winter adventure in Harbin, China

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Known for its breathtaking mountain views, world-class ski resorts and snow festival, Harbin boasts several attractions to enable visitors experience a one of a kind winter holiday. With all the other wonderful seasons to travel to China, why visit in the winter? Surely, Harbin will give you enough reasons to visit. It’s a long way...

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Weekly Reads #298: Oct 14, 2017

by K @ *cosmeddicted*

    Recently, I realized that I had worn a hole in my sneakers. I started running about 2 years ago. At first, I ran outside on the weekends, and on a treadmill on weekdays. I had to give up the weekday runs until I moved to Tokyo. Now, I have enough time to run … Continue reading Weekly Reads #298: Oct 14, 2017

Motorcycle tours in Vietnam

Motorcycle tours in Vietnam


Back of the Bike Tours

Are you looking for a unique experience during your trip to Vietnam? Hop on the back of one of our bikes and enjoy an awesome ride in Saigon!

Norway: Chasing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

  Who wants to go chasing the Northern Lights this winter? The Northern Lights aka the Aurora Borelias are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. They are known as ‘Aurora borealis’ in the […]

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USA – Zion National Park day trip: The must see places and must do hikes

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Zion National Park is, after my visit, for sure amongst my favorite national parks in the United States. It’s located in southern Utah and just a short drive north of Las Vegas. I arrived late [...]

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DIY Itinerary and Travel Guide: 4D3N Bangkok for First Timers

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

Bangkok is a backpacker haven and it’s commonly the initiation for aspiring backpacker travelers. You might wave your white flag when the city’s culture bit you but I’m sure you’ll enjoy its crazy vibe and offerings. I know a friend who immediately got out of Bangkok after his first night on his first-time visit to […]

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Buying weed and smoking in Amsterdam

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Want to know what it’s like buying weed and smoking in Amsterdam? One of the biggest reasons to visit Amsterdam is their infamous “coffee shops” and red light district. So, the million dollar question is: what is it like buying weed and smoking in Amsterdam?? How do you buy some cannabis and what’s the etiquette […]

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A brief history of carnival

A brief history of carnival

by ncma69 @ Greedy Gyal

Carnival originated as a pagan festival in ancient Egypt which was subsequently celebrated by the Greeks and then the Romans. The popular festival was adopted by the Roman Catholic Christian church in Europe as the festival of Carne Vale. I always thought that the word Carnival was made up of two Latin words, carne, meaning […]

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Seven – Mexico Pt.2

by eddie @ As an Explorer, here's my spin…

Adventures in Lake Toba

by Dara @ Up & Adrift

A video montage of the short trip in Samosir, Lake Toba!  

How to get to Jinshanling (Great Wall) from Beijing

by Dara @ Up & Adrift

Seeing the Great Wall is epic, but not as epic if you’re on a crowded tour group with hoards of chinese tourists, or if you’re walking on sections of the wall that are overcrowded...

How to avoid these 16 epic travel mistakes!

How to avoid these 16 epic travel mistakes!

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

Everyone has their own unique travel style. From those crafty travellers who know how to work a budget like nobody’s business to the cashed-up luxury travellers with matching luggage and cashmere sleep socks (are those a thing?!) No matter what your travel style or experience level, there are still times you’re going to make a mistake. Now, look, we don’t claim to be perfect. In fact, we’ve messed up countless times! Which is how we know all about these 16 epic travel mistakes and how to avoid them… 1. Falling victim to common scams Sadly, there are a lot of people out there who see tourists as potential marks and an opportunity to make a quick buck. Scams come in all shapes and sizes and a bad scam can ruin your holiday altogether and, potentially, leaving you feeling like you don’t like a destination because of your experience. The Fix: Before you go, research common scams at the destination. A quick google search should reveal enough information for you to feel prepared and aware of what you might experience. That way, when it does happen, you’ll know how to spot it and avoid it with confidence. Read: How to avoid these 12 common [...]

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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Don’t miss Ramla Bay and Salt Pans of Gozo Island

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Discovering Ramla Bay and Salt Pans of Gozo Island…also known as Calypso’s mythical island Gozo Island is a sleepy little island but really holds a barrage of secret treasures waiting to be discovered. + Greek history lesson: Gozo Island is associated with Ogy the island home of the nymph Calypso in Homer’s Odysseus. She holds him captive […]

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Review: XO Foodie Night Tour

Review: XO Foodie Night Tour


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One word to describe XO Foodie Night Tour: AMAZING. XO Tours is an all-female motorbike tour company that offers tours both day and night around Ho Chi Minh City (or people fondly call Saigon). It …

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...

Monthly Favorites #75: October, 2017

by K @ *cosmeddicted*

Do you read blogs directly or through a feed? I use Feedly, and I don’t even go to my own top page very frequently. Imagine my surprise when I realized that my blog looks very different from what I was previously used to! I had to change my layout because I didn’t like how my … Continue reading Monthly Favorites #75: October, 2017

love & gratitude: 5/30

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Every Friday…..end the week with things I love, like + appreciate. + Wine: All I can look at is my empty wine glass and think how nice it is to enjoy a glass after a long’s day work and THEN getting back to work on this…labor of love I called my blog. 🙂  I have a […]

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Simple Drawstring Bag Tutorial

by roslynruss @ Sew Delicious

    I NEED YOU. Well, to be precise, the cute newborn babies in the NICU at the Northern Hospital in Melbourne need you. My Mum works for Ronald McDonald House at the Northern Hospital in Epping, Melbourne. She looks after the family room there, where families can relax and spend time together while caring…

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Going to Ho Chi Minh City? Here’s what you need to know

Going to Ho Chi Minh City? Here’s what you need to know


Up & Adrift

Planning to visit Ho Chi Minh City for the first time? Get from the airport to city center for less than a dollar! And other tips on shopping, safety and exploring the city. TIP 1. Take public bus …

7 days in Central Japan – Gifu and Nagano Prefectures

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Gifu is a landlocked prefecture located in the center of Japan. It is one of the country’s world-class destinations that carries visitors to the past. It is where wooden Machiya houses and other old structures are still being used by current locals. Its many historic towns where time has seemingly stood still since the 1800’s will surely give you...

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The Week That Was – #35

The Week That Was – #35

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

A look at the week that was and a little insight into the #bloglife, sharing things I just can’t share anywhere else! Highlights of the week It has felt like things started to get back to normal this week. Most people returned to work and I’ve had more emails come through, which is always a good thing. This week for me has been a week of getting things done and doing things I have wanted and needed to do! Everyone went out on Saturday, leaving me home alone with a box of semi-permanent pink hair colour. I love putting colours in my hair but I get a bit nervous sometimes that other people won’t like it, so I don’t do it. With my newfound ‘I don’t care’ attitude (read last week’s TWTW if you missed it) I had no reservations doing it. It didn’t take long at all and was actually pretty easy. Unlike past attempts, I actually took my time doing it and gave it my best ‘professional’ effort. It turned out amazing and I loved it! While I didn’t do it for anyone else, everyone I came across said they loved it too. My grandma, neighbours, friends – it was [...]

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Nine – Almost Home

by eddie @ As an Explorer, here's my spin…

mind-blowing mondays: 5/27

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Mind-blowing Mondays: A way to start off the week showcasing what people are doing all over the world and what YOU could be doing instead of sitting in the office or your living room surfing the internet! LET’S GET TO IT // START PLANNING….3 + 2 + 1: GO + This week’s pictures is focused from Malta since […]

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How I flew to Spain for $368 roundtrip

How I flew to Spain for $368 roundtrip

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

My not-so-secret source for ultra cheap flight deals.

Namibia for beginners – 7 days of breathtaking views

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

While South Africa is the most popular country in Africa, Namibia on the other hand, is an untamed beauty without the crowd of tourists, compared to its neighbors. Aside from its spectacular sand dunes, Namibia provides diverse attractions – peaks and desert, beaches, gigantic ravine, rivers, and national parks. Wonderful surprises abound here but Namibia...

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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...

Sinulog Festival 2018 Schedule of Activities

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

Holiday season is over and most cities of the country go back to their regular programmings. But for Cebu City, the Queen City of the South, has the festivities still on high-spirits because of the annual Sinulog Festival. The much-awaited festival is celebrated in the entire month of January with its highlight activities on the […]

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BlogHouse Milwaukee

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Woo hoo for 2015’s BlogHouse Milwaukee!! What is BlogHouse? BlogHouse is a mini workshop taught by top tier bloggers at Navigate Media Group to up & coming bloggers with a lot of sass and spunk to grow. They teach + talk & mentor about blogging and more specifically – travel & food blogging. I’m very […]

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A day at the North Shore in Hawaii

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

I know. I’m a horrible wannabe travel blogger when this is the longest I’ve gone without an update. Apologies but Hawaii has kept me so busy! I had my cousin’s wedding, not to mention work, hiking at sunrise, shark cage diving, meeting other digital nomads,  and suntanning at the beach. So if you’re on Oahu, […]

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Vietnam: Cu Chi Tunnels

Vietnam: Cu Chi Tunnels

by ncma69 @ Greedy Gyal

Towards the end of my trip to Vietnam, I joined a group tour of Saigon and Cambodia.  On our last day in Vietnam, the group headed about 70km North West from Ho Chi Minh City to the Cu Chi tunnels.  The Cu Chi tunnels are an underground network of tunnels built in the 1940s when […]

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

by Madeline Burch @ Departful

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Review: A day with Holo Holo Maui Tours

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

With half a day left to explore Maui, I didn’t waste any time connecting with Jasmine from Holo Holo Maui Tours for some sightseeing with a local. There really isn’t anything better than going with someone that knows the secrets of their home and happily shows it to you. Upon meeting Jasmine, I knew immediately […]

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13 of the smartest and sexiest male digital nomads around the world!

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Recently, fellow travel blogger Meg posted a list of the Sexiest Male Travelers Alive 2014 and it was super fun & hilarious! I decided it would be awesome to expand the list to digital nomads – people who are fortunate enough  & lucky enough (and hard-working) to be able to live a location-independent lifestyle. These guys are […]

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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 ...]

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 2: South Vietnam

by support @ xotours

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any […]

THE STREETS OF NAPLES

by thedustyroad @ thedustyroad

When we visited Naples, the streets amazed me in both good and bad ways. I was captivated by the narrow alleyways with buildings that seemed to soar unbelievably high above the street, even though they were...

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XO Foodie Tour

XO Foodie Tour


More Than A Foodie

XO Foodie Tour is a must do in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)! I came across this tour in my research for our trip to Vietnam. I was looking for an experience to “kick off” our trip. Somethi…

Best way to spend 3 days in Salamanca, Spain

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, the ancient University town of Salamanca houses one of the oldest universities in the world. Its beautiful golden sandstone architecture, world-class cuisine, laid-back Spanish charms and youthful vibes are some of the reasons why Salamanca is one of Spain’s top tourist destinations. If you’re a first-time visitor,...

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[VIDEO] Speedin’ Through Saigon

[VIDEO] Speedin’ Through Saigon

by Janno Lim @ Tripsyo

My first day in Vietnam involved a fast, whirlwind tour around Ho Chi Minh City (fondly called ‘Saigon’ by residents). In the morning, we went to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the hideout place during the Vietnam War. While it looked like that I had fun hiding out on the ground and going through a …

Best Brewery in Ho Chi Minh City – Pasteur Street Brewing Company

by Kater @

Everyone that knows me knows that I LOVE beer. I was especially excited when our hotel had a poster about a local brewery so I set out on a quest to find it. This place is small and very hard to find. It’s not painted in a bright color or have any crazy antics out front of […]

O que fazer em Ho Chi Minh - Vietnã (Passeios e Tours) - Luisa Accorsi

O que fazer em Ho Chi Minh - Vietnã (Passeios e Tours) - Luisa Accorsi


Luisa Accorsi

Nossa primeira parada no Vietnã, Ho Chi Minh (a antiga Saigon), é uma cidade enorme, com transito caótico e cheia de contrastes, como toda cidade grande… São oito milhões de habitantes e seis milhões de motos circulando. Somente o bairro de chinatown tem mais de 1 milhão de habitantes! A cidade é dividida em distritos e …

Living In China – One Year Anniversary

by roslynruss @ Sew Delicious

Can you believe I’ve been living in China for one year already? 2016 was a really interesting year. Full of excitement and adventure, but on the flip side it was also very intense and emotionally draining. There are so many great things about living here, and this past year I’ve felt as though we are really…

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The Top Cities in Mexico for Digital Nomads

by Lauren Barth @ Departful

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

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How to spend a long weekend in Kauai

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

How to spend a long weekend in Kauai I simply love Kauai. My first trip to this island was in March and while I spent a whopping two weeks there, it felt like a long weekend in Kauai. I spent most of my time working in an incredibly comfy airbnb with an open lanai (balcony) and […]

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2017: A Travel Round-Up

by Katie Hale @ the tea break project

2017 has been a big year for travel. Maybe not by some people’s standards, but for me, I feel as though my bum has hardly touched my own second-hand saggy* sofa. *for ‘saggy’, read: incredibly comfy but also impossible to get out of after you’ve had a glass of wine or two. But I’ve learned […]

6 Unique ways to spend Australia Day in New South Wales

6 Unique ways to spend Australia Day in New South Wales

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

The start of the new year brings with it a fresh calendar of celebrations and first on the roster is Australia Day and the accompanying long weekend. Those long summer days, endless blue skies and the inevitable heat wave combined with a few cheeky extra days off make for the perfect mini-break. If you happen to live in the area, are thinking of visiting or simply need some adventure inspiration, New South Wales has you covered with a whole host of fun and interesting ways to spend your Aussie day. To help you get started, here are six unique ways to spend your Australia Day long weekend in regional New South Wales. 1. Tamworth Country Music Festival Australia’s largest music festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival features the ‘who’s who’ of country music as well as Australia’s best-emerging artists who will perform at more than 2,800 events across 120 venues. From 19 – 28 January, there are free and ticketed events taking place each day, including a dedicated family zone and 400 plus buskers hoping to be spotted as the next country music star on Tamworth’s ‘Boulevard of Dreams’ in Peel Street. Some of Australia’s biggest country music stars started out [...]

Dining Out in Reykjavik

by Katie Hale @ the tea break project

Let’s be honest: eating out in Iceland was never going to be cheap. The country is notoriously expensive, so I pretty much planned on eating baked beans on toast the entire time I was here, maybe interspersed with some plain pasta. Which is ridiculous, as I ought to know myself better than that by now: […]

How Comfortable Are You With Discomfort?

by Victoria Smith @ Girl Tries Life

I’ve been reading a fascinating book lately. It’s called The Upside To Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self – Not Just Your Good Self – Drives Success and Fulfillment. No, I’m not talking Darth Vader dark side here, but the book really tackles this idea that we have in western society about fake […]

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How to make sure you hit your travel goals in 2018 (free workbook)

How to make sure you hit your travel goals in 2018 (free workbook)

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

No more excuses, no BS. It's time to take action and make travel happen.

How To Take 8 Vacations In 2018

by Shontel Horne @ Travel Noire

Near the end of the year, it’s not uncommon to hear friends, family and colleagues talk about how they have yet to use their vacation time. While many say “I haven’t taken a vacation in years” with a sense of pride, comments like that are enough to make the avid traveler cringe. Seeing more of […]

7 last-minute gift ideas under $35 for ladies who love travel

7 last-minute gift ideas under $35 for ladies who love travel

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Coming up short on gift ideas for a lady traveler (or travel lover) in your life? Looking for an extra stocking stuffer or two? Here are a few inexpensive ideas guaranteed to make women with #wanderlust smile on Christmas morning.

How to Penyetaraan Ijazah Luar Negeri?

How to Penyetaraan Ijazah Luar Negeri?

by hengelpao @ PaoPao's Iyagi

Hi Hi Hi, Di postingan ini saya mau membagi cerita mengenai pengalaman saya menyetarakan ijazah S3 yang saya dapat dari luar negeri. Bagi kalian yang belum tahu darimana saya mendapatkan gelar S3 saya, kalian bisa membacanya di sini. Untuk apa sih kita menyetarakan ijazah di Indonesia? Karena sistem pendidikan di setiap negara atau universitas itu berbeda. Bisa saja kita sudah mendapatkan gelar S2 dari universitas tertentu, ternyata jumlah kredit dan persyaratannya hanya dapat diakui sebagai pendidikan S1 di Indonesia. Oleh karena itu, sebelum kita mengambil kuliah di universitas tertentu, pastikan kurikulum yang diambil dapat diakui oleh kurikulum di Indonesia. Sebetulnya penyetaraan ini tidak wajib apabila tidak diminta oleh calon tempat kerja anda. Karena saya mendaftar sebagai dosen, jadi saya wajib melakukan penyetaraan ini. Detil mengenai penyetaraan ini sudah tertata rapi di websitenya yaitu : http://ijazahln.ristekdikti.go.id/. Di postingan ini, saya hanya mengulang dan memperjelas dokumen dokumen yang dibutuhkan. Pertama-tama yang harus kita lakukan adalah membuat akun di website tersebut, dan mengisi biodata kita dan mendaftarkan ijazah yang ingin diseterakan. Form penyetaraan dibagi menjadi 4 tahap yang dapat dilihat di website berikut: http://ijazahln.ristekdikti.go.id/register/form_pengisian.html. Pada saat mengisi form pendaftaran, ada beberapa hal yang perlu diperhatikan, yaitu: Apabila ada perguruan tinggi / program studi yang belum pernah [...]

Making a home. Here in Hawaii.

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

2017 is halfway over. Around this time in 2016 , I just started dating PJ.  It was around two and a half months and for July 4th weekend, we spent it on the Big Island. This year? We are newly engaged and spent this past Sunday scouring wedding venues for our reception. What a change. Who […]

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Vietnam: Saigon + Food with XO Tours

Vietnam: Saigon + Food with XO Tours


Generic Dreams

Riding & Eating with XO Tours + I spent a few days in Saigon or now officially called Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). + On the first night, I knew I wanted to go around Saigon and get FOOD. I arranged…

That’s Inappropriate, Hot Mess Express and Not Being Alone with Meredith Masony

by Victoria Smith @ Girl Tries Life

“You might have cancer.” Those are words that none of us want to hear, especially not if you have three kids at home. When Meredith Masony heard those words, she initially went into productivity mode – cooking freezer meals for her family, considering creating an online dating profile for her partner – but thankfully the […]

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The Strings by InterContinental, Tokyo

by bontaks @ bontaks travels

That feeling of dread after making a huge travel stuff up can ruin a holiday before it has even begun, and that clenched gut is what I had when we Continue Reading →

The Adventure Continues

by Jack Lemon @ Mr & Mrs Lemon

It’s been over a year since our last post now and since then our lives have changed forever with the birth of our baby boy Max: However we’ve not lost our desire for adventure and are determined to instil the traveller mindset in Max and any future children we might …

5 Affordable Destinations Worth Visiting This Summer

by Shontel Horne @ Travel Noire

Summer travel isn’t always kind to the budget traveler that values an affordable experience. The beautiful weather that many destinations experience between June and September often lead to an influx of tourists crowding streets, restaurants, landmarks, and museums around the world, with the rise in demand leading to high-priced flights and hotels in the process. The […]

Weekly Reads #298: Oct 14, 2017

by K @ *cosmeddicted*

    Recently, I realized that I had worn a hole in my sneakers. I started running about 2 years ago. At first, I ran outside on the weekends, and on a treadmill on weekdays. I had to give up the weekday runs until I moved to Tokyo. Now, I have enough time to run … Continue reading Weekly Reads #298: Oct 14, 2017

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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Solo Travel Destination: Sao Miguel, Portugal

by Tracey @ Solo Traveler

Here's how a member of the Solo Travel Society spent two enjoyable days on Sao Miguel, the main island of Portugal's Azores.

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2017’s Top Three Restaurants

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

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

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How I Stay Fit While Traveling

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

Staying fit while you travel can be a challenge but it’s totally possible with these 10 simple tips: Before I head to a new destination, I research and plan my workouts.  Depending on where I’m staying, I’ll check to see if there’s a gym in the hotel or nearby.  I’ll save the location in my […]

How to let go + live a more meaningful life

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Before I officially decided to move forward being an independent contractor, I had a Soulful Session with a fabulous wild woman named Iris Barzen. We discussed the decision I was facing along with my fears and goals. We shared the past and present while I shared my hopes for the future. One thing I revealed was the daunting task […]

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

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

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

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Generic Dreams updates

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Some updates on Generic Dreams and my life… I’ve got a confession to make. I’ve finally got a home. Yes, a place that I’m staying at – for awhile. That place is….Hawaii! Why Hawaii? During my nomadic journey, I always thought about where I’d end up or what place would be somewhere that I’d want […]

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Eight Tables – Chinese Fine Dining in SF

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

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

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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

Pineapple and Pearls Review – Washington, DC

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

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

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Magical Malta: Visiting Valletta

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

VISITING VALLETTA (nicknamed Superbissima — Most Proud) + Capital of Malta. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’re such a quaint OLD city and essentially Baroque in style and character. Survived WWII and rising from the ashes. Magical Malta I call the island. I like how it uses the grid system so the streets are easy to navigate since I have […]

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Explore Portland’s Food Carts with EAT ADVENTURES

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Portland is such a foodie city that I absolutely had to do a  (Portland Eat Adventures) food tour during my visit and not only that, but a food cart tour since Portland is the birthplace of food carts with over 700 currently existing. I paired up with local tour company Eat Adventures Food Tours to enjoy […]

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Ultimate carry-on packing guide + free printable checklist

Ultimate carry-on packing guide + free printable checklist

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

A fresh look at all the gear I use to pack super-light, and how I organize it all to stay sane throughout my trip.

Food, Fun & Motorbikes - Second Breakfast

Food, Fun & Motorbikes - Second Breakfast


Second Breakfast

In this post, I’m going to tell you about an incredible night we had recently, and one of the most fun things we did in our two months in Vietnam: The SAIGON FOODIE tour with XO Tours, a company that runs all female driven tours in the city. XO tours is not your average tour …

Dosen Itu Kerjanya Apa Sih?

Dosen Itu Kerjanya Apa Sih?

by hengelpao @ PaoPao's Iyagi

Hi Hi Hi, Kali ini saya mau ngebahas mengenai profesi dosen dan pekerjaan apa yang dilakukan. Mengapa saya mau membahas ini? Karena di sekeliling saya banyak yang salah paham mengenai profesi yang saya jalani sekarang ini. Banyak orang yang berpikir kalau dosen itu hanya sekedar mengajar mahasiswa tanpa melakukan kegiatan yang lain. Di postingan ini saya mau menekankan kalau itu salah (setidaknya dalam kasus saya).  hehehe. Sebagai dosen di universitas saya, saya diwajibkan melakukan 4 hal yaitu: Pengajaran: Hal ini merupakan hal yang paling dilihat sebagai dosen. Tentunya karena dosen itu adalah pendidik sehingga sangat wajar kalau dosen itu harus melakukan kegiatan pengajaran. Berapa banyak kelas yang dapat kita ajar itu merupakan hak dari universitas masing masing untuk menentukannya. Penelitian: Hal ini merupakan hal yang perlu dilakukan sebagai dosen untuk ikut turut serta mengembangkan ilmu yang dikuasai. Dengan kita melakukan penelitian, maka kita akan melatih diri kita sendiri untuk update dengan teknologi-teknologi yang ada. Update teknologi yang kita dapatkan itulah yang berguna untuk mengembangkan materi yang akan diajarkan kepada mahasiswa. Pengabdian pada masyarakat: Hal ini merupakan tanggung jawab kita untuk membantu masyarakat lain dengan ilmu yang kita kuasai. Sebagai contoh, apabila saya menguasai aplikasi komputer, maka saya dapat membantu masyarakat [...]

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 ...]

THAILAND – Restaurant hotspots in Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai; my personal list

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai are two cities in northern Thailand which are probably, if you are doing a 3-week Thailand itinerary, cities you’ll visit too. Several weeks ago, I did a Thailand road trip [...]

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Ho Chi Minh City/ Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City/ Saigon


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Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as its still known locally, was a pleasant surprise. Wide, tree lined streets with ample pavements/ sidewalks – a treat in Asia, even if still shared with motorbik…

Silence is Violence

by John Pavlovitz @ The Good Men Project

John Pavlovitz explains how the silent treatment adds worse insult than injury to a person. It adds invisibility.

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Review: Flying Air Malta Airlines

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

+ After arriving in London, I was set to fly Air Malta for the very first time. Air Malta is the national airline of Malta and have hubs within Europe, Middle East, and North Africa (although this may change in the near future). + When flying Air Malta, carry-on was still free (some budget airlines will charge) […]

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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....

Hotel Spotlight: Villa Salema Bali

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

After my trip through Lombok and Gili T, I was headed to Bali.  I had never been to the Northeastern part of Bali before so I took a ferry from Gili T to Padang Bai pier.  I booked my stay through Booking.com at Villa Mandala in Jasri beach but upon arrival, it wasn’t available.  The […]

How To Spend A Day In Black-Owned Los Angeles, California

by Shontel Horne @ Travel Noire

Los Angeles, California is home to nearly four million black residents, but unlike cities like New York or Atlanta, finding black-owned businesses to support can pose a challenge for both locals and visitors. Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles and the California African American Museum are two of the most recognizable institutions in the region, but this guide will tell you […]

HCMC: Foodie Tour

HCMC: Foodie Tour

by ncma69 @ Greedy Gyal

Later in the evening of the HCMC sights tour, I joined XO tours again for their night time foodie tour. I had already had Pho, pronounced (Fah), arguably the national dish of Vietnam, in Ha Noi but it was at the mini-chain, Pho 24.  It was nice but not great.  Fortunately, my colleague Jason had […]

Stoking Siargao: Fun Activities for Non-Surfers

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

No doubt, Siargao Island has a reputation when it comes to surfing. But admit it, the intimidating waves sometimes only allow professional surfers to enjoy. Cloud 9 wasn’t coined if not for the thick waves and hollow tubes that can go as high as nine-foot. However, I didn’t find myself riding a board and doing […]

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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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5 suggestions for the best Saigon Motorbike Tour | Saigon Tour

5 suggestions for the best Saigon Motorbike Tour | Saigon Tour


Saigon Motorbike Tour

Saigon Motorbike Tour provides authentic experience. Discovering Saigon on the back of a motorbike. 5 suggestions for the best Saigon Motorbike Tour

84 of the BEST things to do on the Gold Coast!

84 of the BEST things to do on the Gold Coast!

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

Pristine stretches of picture-perfect beaches, waves crashing on the shore as active locals and their gorgeous dogs start the day with a beachfront jog. Bustling coffee shops and quaint eateries serving up healthy bites with a focus on local, seasonal produce. Vintage and thrift stores, stocked to the hilt with one-off threads and beautiful boutiques offering high-end wares. The Gold Coast is a distinctly wonderful mix of earthy energy and vibrant culture. It’s no wonder it’s a must-see destination for so many, with millions of visitors flocking to the glittering Gold Coast streets each year. To help you make the most of your holiday, here are 84 of the very BEST things to do on the gorgeous Gold Coast! Head to Justin Lane’s rooftop bar on a Sunday afternoon (or any afternoon) for ice cold beers, cocktails and stunning views of the Burleigh and Gold Coast skylines Treat yo self to a facial, massage or indulgent treatment at organic, vegan beauty salon Earth & Skin in Mudgeeraba Get thrifty at pre-loved Surfers Paradise clothing spot, Arkive Vintage, and scoop up unique and trendy threads Take your hunger to healthy Mermaid Beach spot Poké Poké and sink your teeth into their tropical menu Chill [...]

Wrap Up: October 2017

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

I know I say this every single month, but whoa, where did the time go? I’m not sure how we’re already into the second week of November, but here we are. With that said, one of my goals before the end of this year is to get into a better habit of mindfulness. I want […]

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love & gratitude: 5/23

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Every Friday…..end the week with things I love, like + appreciate. + Being surrounded by beauty. Nature. Taking in STUNNING views like this. I am standing inside a cave overlooking Ramla Bay on the island of Gozo in Malta.  *le sigh* How do I want to travel….MORE. I love the idea of going back home […]

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A post for those in Saigon...ever had Housekeeper/Nanny envy?

by noreply@blogger.com (Dani) @ The Moggys Mekong Madness

If there is one thing that has made our time here amazing it is this lady.  I have just posted on Anh Phu Neighbours Quyens availability from the end of June. I'm confident she will find the right job very quickly but thought I'd spread the word.  How do you sum up my "like having a husband but only more useful" domestic godess?  I did my best.  If you live here....spread the word!


Yes, she's the one you have been waiting for.  Our nanny/housekeeper Quyen is available from the end of June.  Quyen has been with us from the moment we stepped off the plane nearly 3 and a half years ago and has become a much valued member of our household.

She had previously worked for other expat families and has proven to be an absolute Godsend for us.  We are working parents with 2 children (they were 2.5 and 5 when we arrived) and she has made our time in Saigon a dream.  Her English is excellent and she can also read english which means she can make your favorite recipes from your cook books.(She has also copied many recipes from my cookbooks to take with her)  She has a wide and varied repertoire including firm family and kid friendly dishes like spaghetti, lasagna and fish fingers!  She does fab spring rolls and a delicious Vietnamese Chicken curry.  She loves to cook and is keen to try new things.   She has in the past done some amazing cheesecakes and lemon meringue pies for special occasions.  Just give her a recipe and she'll give it a go. She has also done a cooking course specifically geared for expat families.

Quyen basically ensures that our home functions smoothly.  She does our shopping, collects the children from school or the school bus, oversees any maintenance etc in the apartment and does all of our washing, ironing and cooking.

That all being said, her strongest traits are her honesty and initiative.  You do not need to hover over her and tell her what needs to be done and then watch to ensure she does it.  If we are out of something, she will restock.  Her honesty is impeccable.  I entrust her with our food budget and she runs it perfectly.
My children adore her.  She treats them like they are her own and she has been a strong and positive influence on their lives and their time in Vietnam.  She is a gentle soul but can be firm when it is needed. She has a very happy disposition and is a pleasure to have in our home.  I don't think I have ever seen her unhappy and without a smile on her face.(Nor as far as I can recall, has she taken a sick day!)  She currently works for us 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.  She is also always readily available for babysitting/overtime.

Quyen would prefer a full time position in District 2 but tells me she would consider 2 part time positions. She would also consider working in other districts if necessary.  We would dearly love for Quyen to continue her employment in a happy home where she is as cherished as she is in ours.  Please contact her directly on 0167 733 3979.

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