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Bali Water Crisis

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

While Bali is one of the world’s favourite tropical escapes, the island is in the midst of a serious water crisis. To combat the negative effects of tourism on the island, the EXO Foundation is an advocate of Bali Water Protection Program. BWP is a program working to ensure secure and sustainable access to clean freshwater through wide scale education and the production of freshwater recharge wells. Bali has been blessed for centuries with an abundant resource of water and thus agriculture (rich volcanic soils and bountiful freshwater in large portions of the province), along with, until very recently, an exceptional sustainable management of its water resources by Balinese population and the Subaks organizations responsible for the island’s rice irrigation. Today 60% of Bali’s watersheds are declared dried The province’s increasing demography in residents and tourists (3.8 Million residents for 2.7 Million tourists in 2011) coupled with changes of life-styles, the building of private villa-type houses and increasing numbers of hotels with swimming pools and high water-consuming bathing fixtures, have greatly augmented the demand for in-house piped water to the point where in the last few years the demand for freshwater is superior to the available current sources. A tourist consumes about 150-200 liters per day against 30-50 liters for a local. The sector of tourism alone was estimated in 2010 to be using 65% of Bali’s water resources. Agriculture is at risk as freshwater is diverted toward tourism Then the water is increasingly contaminated by unregulated trash disposal & excessive chemicals in agriculture. Numerous wells in Bali are running dry or contain foul water. The Bali chapter of the Environmental Impact Management Agency found in 2006 that twenty one rivers had pollution levels ranging from minus 30 to minus 70, with 0 considered a safe level, both due to domestic and industrial waste. Be part of the solution, not the problem, please reduce your water consumption, and make a donation to Bali Water Program, click here. Facing the issue the IDEP Foundation and Politeknik Negeri university researched to tackle the problem and found solutions. They have drawn a 6 year plan backed by Bali’s Governing authorities: Start by building 136 recharge wells in critical areas thanks to Gravity-fed Freshwater Recharge Wells which provide a low tech, cost-effective solution to rapidly increasing fresh water availability Widespread Public awareness program including among others schools program in 132 schools    

6 Reasons Not To Visit Hoi An

by HAE Marketing @ Hoi An Express Travel

Hoi An is a small town that is incredibly diverse. From the travel-back-in-time feeling created in its UNESCO-protected Ancient Town, to its picturesque beaches, romantic rivers and desert-island style Cham Islands; it’s got someone to offer almost everyone. But is it really the right place for you? 1. Don’t visit Hoi An if you don’t […]

Steve Kerr said Jordan Bell likely nursing a ‘bone bruise’

Steve Kerr said Jordan Bell likely nursing a ‘bone bruise’

by Mark Medina @ The Mercury News

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said on 95.7 The Game that an Jordan Bell's MRI on Thursday indicated a bone bruise.

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.

 

EXO Myanmar Clean Up event in Ngapali

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

EXO Myanmar’s annual staff retreat in Ngapali was a great opportunity to exercise in the field sustainability in action. Waste clean-up activities were organized by EXO staff involving local residents to raise awareness about plastic waste issues and provide some basic information on dealing with waste responsibly. In Ngapali, 25 EXO staff and 10 staff from Sandoway Resort participated collecting 10 large bags of waste in the process. A bit further, in Maung Shwe Lay village, a village where our Foundation supports a library project it is 70 EXO staff and 30 local community members who collected 8 large bags of waste. The majority of the waste collected was plastic and the activity helped to sensitize local people to the negative impacts of such accumulation and provided simple solutions to reduce this negative impact.

Is Jones still the Sharks best option in goal?

Is Jones still the Sharks best option in goal?

by Paul Gackle @ The Mercury News

Martin Jones entered Thursday's game with an .892 save percentage since he returned from injury on Dec. 2.

Join the Anti Plastic movement, the new global trend

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

Increasingly cities, states and tourism destinations are banning the sale and use of plastic bags; Los Angeles banned the sale of plastic bottles, France after banning plastic bags in supermarkets is now also outlawing the use of reusable cups, plates, etc. Koh Tao the island famous for divers, Thailand, has recently organized free drinking water refill stations to reduce the use of plastic bottles. It is becoming a worldwide trend and many countries, cities, from Africa to Europe are taking measures. In Asia aside Bali, so far not much is being done, whereas Vietnam, Thailand, India and China are amongst the worst world plastic polluters! Plastic waste has become a real plague for soils, seas, rivers, marine life, and humans at the end of the food chain. Tourism is adding up significantly to the huge volume of plastic waste destinations have to deal with, in Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar there is no recycling facilities. Even in places where recycling is possible only a small share is actually recycled; It is estimated that only 14 % of all plastic bottles worldwide are recycled. In order to tackle this plague, EXO Travel under EXO Foundation guidance is progressively introducing refillable bottles along its tours. As a supporter of responsible tourism, EXO Travel is lobbying suppliers such as hotels, restaurants, tourist sites, and car companies to work towards reducing plastic waste even further in the future. The initiative was originally pioneered on biking tours last year and is now being rolled out in Cambodia with plans to soon implement in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. And, since October 1st we are testing with regular travelers in Cambodia the provision of free refillable bottles to selected clients such as Diamir, Audley or Trailfinders who readily accepted to be part of the solution and we will soon extend to Vietnam, Laos & Thailand. Our guides are being trained and promoted Green Ambassadors and will be able to answer all questions from travelers  as well as facilitate the refill. Whereas a logistic challenge in some destinations, such as Vietnam, where it is not always easy to convince hotels and restaurants to provide water stations where travelers can refill, we are confident this initiative which is an excellent move will soon be replicated by other tour companies committed to sustainability, thus convincing more outlet to join. When we are ready we will invite all our clients to join. Are you interested to join? FACTS on plastic bottles ·       4 the average number of plastic bottles a traveler is drinking per day ·       120 MILLION Plastic bottles: the estimated number of plastic bottles consumed by travelers in 2014 in Cambodia. ·       14%: the number of plastic bottles recycled compared to plastic bottles consumed worldwide. ·       100 to 1000 years: the time needed for a plastic bottle to degrade into small micro particles still polluting the food chain. ·       A German research on water plastic bottles over the world revealed that a plastic bottle especially when exposed to strong heat can release as many as 25,000 chemicals! Some being dangerous human carcinogen and hormone disruptors such as maleate and fumarates, or Bisphenol A.   Please contact christine@exofoundation.org for more information.

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.

The mysterious tale of Hoi An’s Cao Lau

by HAE Marketing @ Hoi An Express Travel

Hoi An’s legendary Cao Lau is shrouded in mystery. Amazingly, despite being the signature noodle dish of Vietnam’s hippest heritage town, both its origins and essential ingredients are unknown to almost everyone. The sweet and smoky broth of Cao Lau shows more than a hint of Chinese-style flavouring and the name is rumoured to be […]

Saint Mary’s wins thriller at Gonzaga

Saint Mary’s wins thriller at Gonzaga

by Wire Services @ The Mercury News

With 74-71 comeback victory, Gaels run win streak to 14 and take sole possession of first place in the West Coast Conference.

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Learn about Flora Biodiversity in South East Asia with Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden in Luang Prabang

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

Adventure travel is considerably enlightened with a good interpretation of landscapes and biodiversity. The Pha Tad Ke Garden offers you a great opportunity to discover the richness and mysteries of Local Flora that will help you understand better the landscapes you’re hiking or biking through. The Pha Tad Ke garden (over 60,000 sqm) shows the Flora of Laos, a verdant oasis of gingers, orchids, ferns, bamboos, and palms clustered around the base of the stunning rocky Pha Tad Ke cliff looming over the Mekong River. The centrepiece of Pha Tad Ke is a series of ethno-botanic gardens. Focusing on the relationship between Lao people and their plants, these gardens showcase plants used in medicine, handicraft, spiritual ceremonies as well as medicinal plants for elephants. The potential of this collection, much of which is yet unstudied, is immense. Although the traditional knowledge of the ethnic minorities about the plants in rural Laos is extensive, it is passed down orally, making it vulnerable to the pressures of development and very much in need of conservation and further in-depth study. On May 21st & May 22nd on the international Day of Biodiversity the Garden organises an event with free entrance so you can start your discovery.See here for more information. If you miss this event you’ll have many other options to go there any time with a range of one hour workshops as described below. PTK Garden also offers  special tours accompanied by a botanist. Medicinal Plants Since very early times, plants have helped humans in maintaining their health. Join this workshop for an insight on the traditional healing systems of the different ethnic groups, especially the practices of the Hmong. Learn about the many plants used in Laos to treat all kinds of illnesses and ailments. Traditional Lao Bouquet Making/Baci Lao people use flowers in many different ceremonies and they all have their own symbolic meanings. Learn more about this rich heritage and create a small bouquet with banana leaves and local flowers. Forest Foods Lao people rely on forest foods for a large part of their diet. On this enjoyable walk with one of our local experts you will learn about several fruits and herbs found at PTK. And who knows, you might even be lucky enough to have a taste !  

The EXO Foundation hosts training for Exotissimo Vietnam teams

by admin @ Exotissimo Travel – EXO Foundation

On 4 October the EXO Foundation hosted training on Responsible Tourism (RT) for Exotissimo teams in Vietnam. Held at the Novotel in Ho Chi Minh City, 70 staff and managers of the touroperator attended the training conducted by the Foundation’s Regional Coordinator, Christine Jacquemin. The EXO Foundation consulted with and advised Exotissimo in the creation of their Responsible Travel Policy and the key goal of the training was imparting to each and every staff the important roles they each can play in assuring Exotissimo continually strives to operate in the most responsible way possible. The Foundation explained to attendees how to develop responsible tourism through three main channels: 1. Exo offices: Adopting environmentally friendly practices within their offices. Exo’s offices in Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh are currently undergoing Earth Check Assessments. 2. Tour design:  Including sustainable development criteria to select responsible suppliers. 3. Sensitizing clients: Advising clients on best practices to maximize the positive effects of travel while minimizing its negative impacts and ensure that the cultures and natural environments of our destinations continue to flourish. The Foundation is also conducting a screening of all suppliers within Exo’s Tour Plan system and will identify suppliers who are promoting and implementing principles of sustainable development. Reservation staff will have the ability to consult with clients on responsible options available in our destinations, which are increasingly in demand. The Foundation has conducted training for teams in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.

EXO Travel wins yet another Award from PATA for the best CSR Porgram in Asia Pacific

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

We are pleased to announce that EXO Travel and EXO Foundation have been awarded the PATA Gold Award in the CSR category, beating off stiff competition from 71 organizations and individuals in Asia Pacific. PATA’s Gold Awards recognize tourism industry organizations and individuals making outstanding contributions towards creating a responsible and sustainable tourism industry in the Asia-Pacific region. The prestigious award will be presented at the PATA Gold Awards Luncheon later this year in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Asia Pacific Travel Association (PATA) is internationally acclaimed for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. By winning the CSR category, EXO Travel and its non-profit affiliate, EXO Foundation, have been effectively globally endorsed from thousands of travel professionals who believe their work and support is contributing positively to responsible tourism. On receiving the news Olivier Colomes, CEO of EXO Travel, said: “This PATA Gold Award is one of the most important achievements for EXO Travel. After receiving the Travelife and ChildSafe certifications, it is a major step that reflects and rewards the hard work of all EXO people’s commitment to CSR. We are very honoured and proud to receive this Gold Award from PATA. It encourages us to aim for higher standards in sustainability and better responsible tourism practices.” Christine Jacquemin, Director of EXO Foundation and Sustainability Coordinator for the group, said: “This is a major step of the EXO journey to improve sustainability in Southeast Asia. I would like to extend my congratulations to the Regional Sustainability Team and to EXO Travel staff for joining this journey. It’s been a steady 4 years of questioning, reflection, change of procedures and mind sets. The PATA Gold Award marks a major milestone of our journey. Our ambition is now to encourage our suppliers, clients and travelers to join us on that path, and promote tourism as a catalyst for positive change, so we can altogether make destinations better places for people to live in and for travelers to visit.” EXO’s Commitment to a Sustainable Tourism Industry This award further cements EXO Travel’s and EXO Foundation’s positions as leaders in corporate social responsibility, within the global tour industry. Together, they continue to uphold their vision of a system of travel that maximizes the benefits of local communities and the preservation of their cultural and natural heritage. Their joint-mission aims to improve the livelihoods of the most disadvantaged populations, while minimizing the negative social, cultural and environmental impacts tourism may generate. This recent award underlines EXO’s commitment to a sustainable tourism industry following on from the Travelife and ChildSafe accreditations. This year: Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for profit association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its member organisations, comprising 97 government, state and city tourism bodies, 27 international airlines, airports and cruise lines, 63 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond.

A well received donation

by Alexandra Michat @ Exotissimo Travel – EXO Foundation

On October 24th Mr. & Mrs. Bob Massey travelled to Cambodia and Vietnam with Custom Travel Advisors in the United States. They visited Trapeang Svay village, Leang Dai commune Angkor Thom district in Siem Reap Province, where they donated a well and bio sand water filter for a family. They’ve just sent us a picture of their visit. This $600 donation will change the lives of several families for years, relieving them from collecting dirty water and consequently from catching waterborne disease. This happy story came to pass thanks to Sok Chamroen Yi a travel consultant from Exotissimo Cambodia. When the Masseys expressed their desire to support a local project, he directed them to the EXO Foundation website. There Mr.& Mrs. Massey could choose among the various recommended projects in our portfolio, and decided to support this Health & Sanitation project conducted by Trailblazer.

6 Things I Love About About HANOI, VIETNAM

by Philippine Hotels Review @ Philippine Hotels Review

HELLO FROM HANOI! This city is very special for me, because it’s where Deanna and I spent 5 months earlier this year, and it’s where I first picked up a video camera to start making videos on Facebook. So many memories and happiness in this magical city! I’m beyond excited to be back in Hanoi...

Explore Israel with The RiverWinds (2017) – BLOOPERS

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Filming every day while touring ancient Israel there were times when bloopers would take us by surprise and leave us laughing so hard we couldn’t film anymore. This one happened when we were deep in Solomon’s Quarries. Join us for a Tour of Israel 2018- Seats are limited and time is running out fast for...

EXO Foundation is proud to have become a close partner of IDEP for Bali Water Program

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

  This is a perfect WIN WIN WIN situation, EXO Foundation supports the Bali Water Project, they come to our office to explain staff how to reduce water consumption and how they can contribute positively to the project by sharing the info and convincing our suppliers to support, and all this in turns benefits locals livelihoods activities such as rice growing…. a virtuous cycle where charity and sustainability go hand in hand for a better and fairer future where tourism actors heal the wounds of tourism activity as water scarcity in Bali is partly caused by tourism sector. http://www.idepfoundation.org/en/what-we-do/idep-news/368-exo-foundation-empowering-exo-travel-bali-staff-for-water-protection EXO staff own words: – “the presentation was very eye-opening and I was feeling embarrassed that I am not doing any of the small steps you can do at home and shown on the video. Time to change!” – “It is good to be explained about the local situation and to be aware of our responsibilities as individuals, as inhabitants of Bali and as a tourism stakeholders” – “It is a good wake up call for the Balinese people to learn that there will be a serious problem with clean water in Bali in the near future”

Mekong Delta Tour Review – where to go in An Giang

by Admin @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn An Giang is a fresh experience for Mekong Delta Tour. So many things we make sure you will want to try and see. Mekong Delta Tour Review – Mount Sam in An Giang Mountains are not usually sites in favor for Mekong Delta Tour. But the case of Mount Sam is […]

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Cu Chi Tunnels – a visit to the underground legends

by Admin @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Moving to the underground, living, eating, studying there is not a scientific project, it is what actually happened in Cu Chi Tunnels nearly 50 years ago. The Cu Chi tour doesn’t just bring you to explore the tunnel system below our standing ground, it’s a life-time experience to hear about how […]

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Exo: Proud Godparent of 10 Kids in Southeast Asia

by admin @ Exotissimo Travel – EXO Foundation

Exo Paris agreed to sponsor 10 kids through the godparent program of Enfants du Mekong. From April 1st 2011 onwards Exo Paris sponsors 2 kids each in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam to support them in their pursue of education.

Exotissimo Staff Charity Trip to Phetchaboon

by admin @ Exotissimo Travel – EXO Foundation

Exo actively supports and develops community based tourism projects with local organizations as part of their efforts to encourage responsible tourism.

The RiverWinds Find Lost Chief Wooden Heart in Israel – 2017

by Philippine Hotels Review @ Philippine Hotels Review

You never know who you are going to run into when you are in Israel. We certainly did not expect to see Chief Wooden Heart:) EXPLORE ISRAEL WITH THE RIVERWINDS & RADIANT ISRAEL-OPEN TO EVERYONE!. Explore Israel with The RiverWinds! Discover the Land and the People with The Riverwinds on the 2018 Radiant Israel Tour...

Exo Myanmar Staff Partake in Tree Planting

by admin @ Exotissimo Travel – EXO Foundation

On a recent inspection trip of the Kalaw and Inle Lake region, 15 Exotissimo staffed joined up with area guides to plant trees in a village on the western shores of Inle Lake. The group planted ten trees in the Indein area damaged by deforestation.

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Working at EXO TRAVEL company profile and information | JobStreet.com Vietnam


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San Jose gang members found guilty of cold-blooded murder of young dad

San Jose gang members found guilty of cold-blooded murder of young dad

by Tracey Kaplan @ The Mercury News

Richard Guerrero, now 25, and his brother James, 23, now face 50 years to life in prison each for killing Eric Mendoza.

Travel Vietnam on a Luxury Tour - Luxury Escapes | Magazine

Travel Vietnam on a Luxury Tour - Luxury Escapes | Magazine


Luxury Escapes | Magazine

Vietnam is hot right now, and we don’t just mean temperature-wise. Long time playground Southeast Asia is seeing more and more travelers add Vietnam to their itinerary, and it’s not hard to see why. Dotted with spectacular bays, amazing historical sites, friendly people and delicious food, Vietnam has something to offer everyone. We’ve done our … Continue reading "Travel Vietnam on a Luxury Tour"

5-irons now welcome along Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Trail

5-irons now welcome along Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Trail


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5-irons now welcome along Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Trail

Cu Chi tunnels by boat – Something a little different

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn A trip to Ho Chi Minh City would not be complete without a trip to the incredible Cu Chi tunnels. Most people travel to the Cu Chi tunnels by bus. But, there is a more stylish way to make the 70km journey north west of Ho Chi Minh City. Travel to […]

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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.

PHILIPPINES TOURIST MANILA

by Philippine Hotels Review @ Philippine Hotels Review

Where to go in the Philippines. What to do in the Philippines. As a tourist in the Philippines there is so much to do and see. This video is about the Philippines capital Manila. This video is the first in the series, “Philippines, where to go, what to see”. Using our holiday videos we show...

New Exotissimo Vietnam Tours offer in Hanoi and saigon | Travel Daily Asia

New Exotissimo Vietnam Tours offer in Hanoi and saigon | Travel Daily Asia


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Exotissimo unveils two new programs in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, featuring cross-cultural exchanges…

COST OF LIVING IN THE PHILIPPINES HOTEL UPDATE MACHINE REPAIR 23 CONSTRUCTION SETBACK gopr1862

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Exotissimo Saigon’s annual Têt charity event brings smiles to children affected by fatal diseases

by admin @ Exotissimo Travel – EXO Foundation

For the second consecutive year, Exotissimo Saigon provided support to the hard task of Trung Tam Ung Buu Hospital, where under-privileged children are treated for life threatening diseases. Fifteen Exo staffs distributed to 183 kids milk, clothes, and other in-kind donations to make their lives a bit more joyful. Exotissimo also donated some funds to the hospital in order to contribute to the improvement of the poor infrastructure and facilities under which it has to operate. However, the biggest star of the event was the clown, who cheered up the audience shaping balloons into colourful flowers, animals and toys, getting the kids to smile and forget about their pains for a while. Through its Têt charity program, Exotissimo Travel Vietnam and its staff have donated over US$ 2,000 to children in need in Saigon and Hanoi cities. Despite the several donations received from various organisations, the hospital is still in need of help. If you wish to help them, contact the EXO Foundation. Chúc Mừng Năm Mới Happy Year of the Horse

Letter: Budget solution is to ground the president’s jets

Letter: Budget solution is to ground the president’s jets

by Letters To The Editor @ The Mercury News

An easy way to avoid a government shutdown would be to ground Marine One and Air Force One and make the president stay in the White House until the budget is extended, along with DACA. Dale Stansbury Former Chief Economist U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture   Submit your letter to the editor via this form Read […]

The Cu Chi Tunnels – A testament to Vietnamese resilience

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The Cu Chi Tunnels A sprawling network of tunnels spanning nearly 200km, The Cu Chi tunnels expand from close to the border of Cambodia to the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City. The tunnel system also included hospitals, schools, dormitories and strategy rooms. The scale of the network was underestimated by […]

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Never Used Code – Digital Code Generator

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Redwood City: Minimum wage may hit $15/hour in 2019

Redwood City: Minimum wage may hit $15/hour in 2019

by Kevin Kelly @ The Mercury News

City Council to discuss proposal in late March; meeting for community input next week

The CEI Asia Challenge in Ho Chi Minh City

The CEI Asia Challenge in Ho Chi Minh City


CEI Asia

Brief: Organise a two-day incentive for 50 delegates at US$400 per day

The best places in Viet Nam to visit in October & November

by HAE Marketing @ Hoi An Express Travel

Some like it hot, but many don’t! The autumnal months of October and November are the perfect time to visit Vietnam for those who can’t handle the heat.  Autumn is in full-swing and temperatures across the country become comfortably cooler.  Whilst much of the country is wet and stormy at this time of year, it […]

ChildSafe protection at EXO by Friends International

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

Friends International was in 2014 the winner of Wild Asia award as Wild Asia is celebrating its 10th anniversary by giving tribute to the awardees of the Best Responsible Initiatives, they chose to feature EXO Travel as the first ChidSafe certified company in Asia. Watch the VDO above. Vichra Chin Operation manager in Cambodia is a star now, as she was brave enough to agree being interviewed explaining what we do at EXO to contribute to child protection.    

Introduction District 7 | Saigon Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Introduction District 7 | Saigon Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam


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Dalat named one of the ’52 places to go in 2016′ by NY Times

by HAE Marketing @ Hoi An Express Travel

The New York Times recently listed delightful Dalat as one of the top 52 places to go in 2016 citing it as “A cool alternative to the usual steamy Vietnamese destination” and we at Hoi An Express fully endorse this, keep reading to find out our top reasons why!     Le Petit Paris in […]

Stephen Curry wants Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo on his All-Star team

Stephen Curry wants Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo on his All-Star team

by Mark Medina @ The Mercury News

Warriors guard Stephen Curry shared his thought process on who he will select for the 2018 NBA All-Star team.

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.

Cu Chi tunnels history – A new kind of warfare

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

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Exotissimo: Official Tour Operator for Volleyball World Cup (Disabled)

by admin @ Exotissimo Travel – EXO Foundation

Exotissimo is honored to be nominated the official tour operator for the 2011 Volleyball World Cup for the Disabled.

Cebu Pacific Asia Promos Mar-Jun 2018 for as Low as P1299 All-In One-Way

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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.

“Seeds of Culture: From Living Plants to Handicrafts”

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

“Seeds of Culture: From Living Plants to Handicrafts” A very good reason to visit Luang Prabang aside its temples and stunning sceneries is the visit of the The Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. Moreover TAEC has recently opened a new unique exhibit entitled, “Seeds of Culture: From Living Plants to Handicrafts” that will last up to Fall 2018. This exhibit features the Job’s tears (Coix) plant, indigenous to mainland Southeast Asia, to demonstrate the important relationship between humans and nature. It is guest curated by Dr. Yukino Ochiai, a Japanese ethnobotanist at Ryukoku University, who has researched Job’s tears for over 15 years, amassing an unparalleled collection of objects featuring the plant’s seeds. The EXO Foundation is honoured to be a sponsor of this exhibition not to be missed and where visitors are treated to a stunning visual experience allowing them to explore the meaningful role of the environment in daily lives of rural ethnic communities. This exhibition draws on Dr. Ochiai’s field research in Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar to show that the wild and domesticated plants of Job’s tears are used as food, medicine, and beads by ethnic groups belonging to different linguistic categories. “By displaying the whole process from living plants, seeds and items in this exhibit, I hope to share an idea with TAEC visitors; how material culture is based on plant diversity and the environment,” Dr. Ochiai said.  Also, with the addition of discovery corners, an extensive activity centre, and ethnobotanical garden, the museum is perfect for children and adults. Also currently on display at TAEC are permanent exhibits exploring the unique cultural aspects of four of Laos most well known ethnic minority groups: Akha, Hmong, Kmhmu and Tai Lue. It is also an ideal shopping place for amateurs of authentic crafts Made in Laos.

Saigon's cooking classes

Saigon's cooking classes


Thanh Nien Daily

Over the years, a number of cooking programs have sprung up in Saigon, present-day Ho Chi Minh City, to help the willing yet overwhelmed foreigner learn how to cook Vietnamese food an invaluable souvenir from their time abroad.

Impactful MICE trips

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

  MICE groups can often be seen as the antithesis to sustainable tourism due to its luxury positioning and high participant numbers. Here at EXO, however, we pride ourselves off creating MICE programs that are both beneficial and sustainable for clients and the community. Tourism is a great opportunity to act positively within societies and in destinations, communities, and the environment. At EXO, sustainability is embedded in all areas of our work, from staff and suppliers to clients and travellers. Our tailor-made MICE experiences develop unique activities and events that achieve client objectives, while simultaneously benefiting the destination country and its people in a meaningful, long lasting way; an unforgettable memory for all involved. EXO sustainability coordinators and the EXO Foundation, together with in-country MICE departments, work with the supply chain to offer the best choice of responsible services and CSR activities throughout MICE trips. The result: an itinerary that offers the greatest possible impact across society, culture, and the environment. Through the EXO Foundation, we have developed relationships with local charity and development organizations that work to change the livelihoods of thousands. We invite you to consider our sustainable options from an early stage:   Accommodation outlets that are committed to improving their resource consumption and supporting local development. The best modern vehicles producing fewer emissions. A carbon offset scheme partnered with Nexus to fund projects using energy saving equipment for rural people, at the same time improving their livelihoods, working conditions, and economics.   Using refillable bottles specially designed to avoid plastic waste. See last month’s article here. Purchase authentic gifts from fair trade shops, made by talented local craftsmen, and supporting projects that enable entire families to look forward to a better future. Share EXO Foundation’s “Tips for Responsible Travel” to clients and participants, introducing them to local customs and offering environmental tips. Engage in CSR activities or support endangered wildlife/environmental projects- life changing experiences for both   Corporate Social Responsibility has several objectives: Demonstrate your commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Motivate staff to exchange, give, and learn about alternative options. Share benefits by giving back to disadvantaged communities. Be unique. Handing out medicines to hospitals, clothes or gifts to children, playing with children at daycare centers, painting the wall of a local school or even building one are very common CSR activities. However, they are not necessarily as beneficial as one is led to believe. For example, Friends International, Save the Children, APLE and UNICEF denounce schools/orphanages/hospitals visits as detrimental to child development. Please read our key advice on what to give, what not to give, and a sample list of impactful CSR activities. The good news is that with EXO Foundation, we have established partnerships with local organizations to provide tailor-made CSR activities. Sometimes just having “good intentions” is not always enough; our ambition is to go beyond expectations and to ensure tourism supports long-term development, alleviates the burden of poverty, and lights up the lives of others. Together, let’s develop the new generation of MICE.

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.

Cebu Pacific Local Promos Feb-May 2018 for P899 All-In, One-Way

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Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

by The Associated Press @ The Mercury News

Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.

Cebu Pacific Asia Promo Jan-Mar 2018 for P1699 All-In One Way

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Exo cares – Clean-up initiative in Mrauk U

by admin @ Exotissimo Travel – EXO Foundation

Exo Myanmar team organized a clean-up session in Mrauk U to inform locals about the necessity to keep the environment clean.

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.

Exotissimo Cambodia supports Green Gecko Project

by admin @ Exotissimo Travel – EXO Foundation

This month, Exotissimo Cambodia donated 1,000USD to the Green Gecko Project as part of their responsible tourism efforts.

STRANDED IN MANILA AIRPORT 😞 | Philippines Travel Vlog 111, 2018 | Flight to Taipei Taiwan

by Philippine Hotels Review @ Philippine Hotels Review

Lucky Manila Airport has the Sky Lounge in departure! Our flight from Manila to Taipei Taiwan was delayed a loooooong time ⬇ Click ‘Show More’ to expand ⬇ Maybe it was a sign not to leave the Philippines or Manila, which we’re actually really sad about. The Philippine is genuinely one of our favourite places...

Program offers residents online college degree, for free

by Victoria Kezra @ The Mercury News

If you live or work in Sunnyvale, you can earn a bachelor’s degree online for free. Making that happen is Working Scholars, a free college initiative that’s financially covered by local businesses, philanthropic organizations, grants and donations. Students take courses through Study.com, which is behind the program, and Thomas Edison State University, a four-year accredited […]

Best Mekong Delta tour – So many tours, so little time

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn With so many options to choose from when visiting the Mekong Delta. Here we will checkout the various tours on offer so you can decide which is the best Mekong Delta tour, for you or your group. Best Mekong Delta tour: Mekong Delta – 1 Day (Cai be – floating market […]

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Cebu Pacific Promos Asia Feb-May 2018 for P2999 All-In One Way

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Suggestions and reviews for Mekong Delta Tour – My Tho in 1 day

by Admin @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Peaceful and poetic, My Tho is a favorite destination for anyone who seeks for refreshment and recharging after relentless working days. Going on this My Tho 1 day tour, we’ll make sure to give you good impression about Vietnamese landscape, people and culture. Mekong Delta Tour (My Tho) in 1 day […]

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Mekong Delta tour 2 days – Is a cruise is for you?

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Exploring the amazing Mekong Delta by cruise is a truly unique experience for everyone. From Cai Be – Can Tho or vice versa, seeing the rice fields of south Vietnam, peaceful village life and various craft making sites. Here we discuss the cruise available for a Mekong Delta tour 2 days […]

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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.

Suggestions and reviews for Mekong Delta Tour – Vinh Long

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Ha Cau Orphanage Center in Hanoi receives donation from both Exo Travel and EXO Foundation

by admin @ Exotissimo Travel – EXO Foundation

Left without sponsorship since 1999, the center depends on donations. Although Exotissimo travel has adopted a ban on orphanage and children centers visits by tourists, it is never the less encouraging donations to those in need through the EXO Foundation.  A foreign organisation built a 2 storey building for the orphans of the Center and funded the Center in 1997. Unfortunately, two years later the organization withdrew their sponsorship and left the Center to manage itself with their children without any support source. Since then the Center has leaned on the support of kind people. Three nurses and cooks, one security guard, a mother and a head master, together with their will and strength are the main means that this orphanage has to attend the 55 children living there without any parents or relatives to take care of them. Exotissimo Travel’s staff in Hanoi donated funds, food, crayons and painting books to support the orphanage activity and entertain the children. Despite the lack of resources available, the kids are still well educated and taught to manage their lives, and were happy and very excited to be told stories of travellers by Exotissimo staff. The visit took place before Lunar new year, when the weather was cold in Hanoi, and children were not wearing any shoes or socks. The EXO Foundation has thus decided to make a donation which will be given after Têt festivities, once precise needs are identified so that proper clothes can be purchased. Exotissimo Vietnam donated over US$ 2,000 to different charitable causes in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh for Têt. The EXO Foundation donated in-kind essential goods to Ha Cau Orphanage including rice, oil, underwears, worth $1,000. Chúc Mừng Năm Mới Happy Year of the Horse

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Horgan: Hawaiian connection in San Mateo rooted in education

Horgan: Hawaiian connection in San Mateo rooted in education

by John Horgan @ The Mercury News

Royalty in San Mateo? It was not uncommon generations ago. As a prime example, young members of the Hawaiian royal family were routinely educated at what was then St. Matthew’s Hall.

How Much Does Health Insurance Cost In Mexico?

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A house call yes, doctors in mexico still make calls will cost about the same trustworthy answers to for health insurance and how does it work what i tell you is that of much less than not have any joint healthcare arrangements with other countries, nor costs risen significantly recent years, 13 mar 2017 many...

Airlines Offices in Saigon, Ho Chi Minh city Vietnam - Vinaday Travel - A Leading Tour Operator

Airlines Offices in Saigon, Ho Chi Minh city Vietnam - Vinaday Travel - A Leading Tour Operator


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Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL (RESERVATION/TICKETING) Saigon Tower Office Building, Ground Floor Suite 101 29 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Phone: (84-8) 3822 3365 Fax: (84-8) 3822 3465 Email: reservationsgn@thaiairways.com.vn VIETNAM AIRLINES Nguyen Hue Ticketing Office Address: Counter 14,15,16,  L2 Floor, Union Square, 171 Dong Khoi and 116 …

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.

Suggestions and reviews for Mekong Delta Tour – Can Tho

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UPS Tips for Invitation

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SPONSORSHIP. ********************************** GET YOUR OWN ONE STOP SHOP, IN DEMAND ONLINE BUSINESS JUST USING YOUR PHONE!!! UNIFIED PRODUCT & SERVICES (UPS) – A Filipino owned company originally started since 2011. Company offer services with the use of at least Mobile phone or any gadget that can connect to internet and have your own Franchise business...

Cebu Pacific Local Promos Mar-Jun 2018 for P699 All-In One-Way

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2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism For Development

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

EXO Foundation and Sustainability Team wish you a super happy, safe and healthy New Year 2017. We achieved a lot in 2016, thanks to all of you!! 2017 is the year of sustainable tourism for development so let’s keep the pace all together. Thanks for following us and for allowing us making the world a cleaner, healthier, fairer place.      

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.

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