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Best things to do in mekong delta

by admin @ Vietnam Group Tour – Vietnam Group Tours – Vietnam Deluxe Group Tours

The Mekong Delta is considered as the biggest Vietnam’s “rice bowl” with lots of rice paddy fields and dense system of rivers and canals. It lies to the west of Ho Chi Minh city, roughly stretching from My Tho in the east to Châu Đốc and Hà Tiên in the northwest, down to Cà Mau ...

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Staying at the Gorilla Safari Lodge in Bwindi National Park in Uganda

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

Bwindi National Park is the premier destination for mountain gorilla tracking in Uganda. The park is home to over half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas and draws in thousands of visitors to the area. Those planning a visit to this area have lots of accommodation options. Every sector of the park has lodging […]

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Classic Negroni with Spices – Our Recipe for a Warming Christmas Negroni

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

A classic negroni with spices has become our new Christmas drink. You need a really good reason to mess with a classic negroni recipe and as far as we’re concerned there are few better reasons than Christmas. This is the first in a series of...

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Your Guide to Staying Fit While Traveling

by Michael Henri @ Drink Tea & Travel

This post was contributed by our Health and Wellness Travel Expert, Michael Henri There are SO MANY benefits to getting fit and staying fit while traveling. For many people, it’s difficult to make exercise a priority. Whether you are going for 2 weeks or 2 months, there’s some key information that will help get you motivated to […]

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Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

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

Cai Rang Floating Market

by admin @ Vietnam Group Tour – Vietnam Group Tours – Vietnam Deluxe Group Tours

It is said that “not being in Cai Rang floating market means not knowing the land of Mekong Delta. Cai Rang floating market, the most famous floating markets of the Southwest, specializes in selling fruits and agricultural products of the whole region.This floating market, although not the largest of all, has more commercial activities, thus ...

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29 Photos to Make You Want to Visit Vietnam

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ Travel – HikeUpYourSkirt

The best part of these photos? They were all taken on the same trip! Welcome to Saigon A Vietnamese Guardian Lion in Saigon Welcome to the Mekong Delta My Son Temple Lanterns in picturesque Hoi An (you can get your own awesome Hoi An lanterns here!) Don’t forget about the romantic beaches! Swing by the Marble Mountains for hidden mysteries...

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Visiting Aomori Prefecture in Japan

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

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

Discover: Clipperton Island

by @ Wikitravel

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

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

Grilled Pipis, Garlic and Karkalla Recipe by Chef Lennox Hastie of Firedoor

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

This grilled pipis, garlic and karkalla recipe comes courtesy of Chef Lennox Hastie of Firedoor restaurant in Sydney, Australia, from his wonderful cooking with fire cookbook, Finding Fire – along with some sides of Christmas tips and grilling advice. Every festive season we share Christmas tips...

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Ho Chi Minh City Attractions

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Central Post Office The Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh is a beautifully preserved remnant of French colonial times and perhaps the grandest post office in all of Southeast Asia. It designed by Gustave Eiffel and built between 1886 and 1891. Located next door to Notre Dame Cathedral, the two cultural sites can be ...

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MARK EVELEIGH | travel writer and photographer

MARK EVELEIGH | travel writer and photographer


MARK EVELEIGH | travel writer and photographer

Mark Eveleigh is a travel writer who has had more than 600 features published in 100 magazines

Shoes and clothes in Vietnam: Where to buy in Hanoi, Saigon an Hoi An (part 2)

by Ha My @ Blog | Eviva Tour Vietnam

In case you didn’t know, Vietnam is on top of shoe and clothes export in the world. The two main reasons for it are good quality and reasonable prices. And not just domestic brands, you can also find many international brand stores here with a lot of promotions. Let find out where is the best place for Vietnam clothes shopping in these three most popular cities in Vietnam. This article is dedicated only to clothes shopping in Vietnam. For best places to buy shoes,  read the first part here. 1. A paradise for silk lovers The one street of Hanoi you need to remember – ‘The Street of Helm’ If you want to buy some silk, yes Vietnam is also famous for that, you should remember this name: Hang Gai (or Hàng Gai in Vietnamese). The street is one of the most popular streets is well-known by the locals and tourists in the Old Quarters. Like many other streets in the quarter, Hang Gai is dedicated only to one product, and it is silk. Also known as Silk Street, the entirety of this 300 metre-long street is lined with fashion boutiques and local tailor shops that have been operating for […]

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Eunice and Joan the stars of the show in Rendell mystery

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

YOU really warm to the Coverdale family who appear in The Classic Thriller Theatre Company’s Ruth Rendell murder A Judgement in Stone.

Parliament Square - a dynamic new play

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

PARLIAMENT Square is the setting for a dynamic new play by James Fritz, who was the 2017 winner of the prestigious Bruntwood Prize for playwriting.

Exhibition recalls the heyday of the docks

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

FOR almost 100 years the horns of ships using the Manchester Docks rang out across Trafford and Salford.

Typhoon Tembin heads for Vietnam after battering Philippines

Typhoon Tembin heads for Vietnam after battering Philippines


the Guardian

Authorities prepare to move more than 1 million people, with 74,000 already relocated from vulnerable areas

The best Lake Tahoe campsite: secret and beautiful Loch Leven

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ HikeUpYourSkirt

Looking for the best Lake Tahoe campsite? How about one that’s crazy photogenic AND low on crowds? During a Tahoe summer, nothing is better than a campsite by a lake, with sunset campfires and plenty of rocks for epic swan-diving. However, Tahoe gets pretty crowded in the summer. Many campsites fill up well in advance and even backpacking passes disappear...

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

What to Do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Drink Tea & Travel

What to Do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Drink Tea & Travel


Drink Tea & Travel

When you think of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) do you picture shady tree-lined avenues, elegant French villas, ladies dressed in traditional áo dài strolling arm-in-arm beneath paper umbrellas whilst cyclo drivers gently peddle past, their conical hats protecting them from the sun? This was indeed the Saigon of yesteryear, but the city is changing so …

Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

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

1 day saigonese

by admin @ Vietnam Group Tour – Vietnam Group Tours – Vietnam Deluxe Group Tours

Saigon is considered as a very charming place by its stunning appearance, it also has a lot of interesting things for you to explore and experience. However what makes people love Saigon more everyday is that Saigon interlace between exuberant, beautiful things with much more simple but very close and familiar things. If you had ...

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Magic of the Mekong: Cruising from Vietnam to Cambodia

Magic of the Mekong: Cruising from Vietnam to Cambodia


Radio Times

All life passes before your eyes on a river cruise from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - go before it's too late, says Peter Preston

What to do in Vietnam this Mid-Autumn Festival

What to do in Vietnam this Mid-Autumn Festival

by Ha My @ Blog | Eviva Tour Vietnam

Three things you should not miss this Mid-Autumn in Vietnam. Find yourself surrounded by the festival ambience and sense of nostalgia on every street of Vietnam. Follow and discover what makes Vietnam Mid-autumn one of the most special festivals of the year. First of all, discover the street As Vietnamese usually say, Mid-Autumn or Full Moon Festival (and “Trung Thu” in Vietnamese) is the time to travel back to the most beautiful ‘season’ of our lives – childhood. The festival is also known as Children’s Festival because of the event’s emphasis on children. In the past, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a chance for parents to make up for lost time with their children after harvest season, usually by September (Mid-August in the Lunar calendar). The and the parents were anxious to spend time with their children and do something special with them, as well as celebrate the harvest, after spending much time working hard and away from the family. So in this time, parents rushing in order to thoroughly prepare for the happiest night for the kids. The main activities include eating moon cake, carrying carp-shaped lanterns, dragon dancing and worshipping. This is also the time for family members to gather around. But nowadays, many […]

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The Most Popular Places of 2017 on Grantourismo – From Siem Reap to the Isaan

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

Our 10 Most Popular Places of 2017 on Grantourismo included the Southeast Asian destinations we love and frequently cover – Cambodia’s main cities and towns, Thailand’s capital and most off the beaten track region, Vietnam’s key destinations, and lovely Luang Prabang in Laos. As 2017...

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A waterfall-filled weekend: camping in northern Oregon

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ HikeUpYourSkirt

This was supposed to be a slightly different post. While exploring Oregon’s Columbia River gorge last week, I envisioned sharing a “how-to” guide on the best places to camp and which gorges to climb through to find hidden waterfalls. Unfortunately, for the last two weeks, the entire region has been engulfed in massive forest fires, and it’s likely many places...

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Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

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

Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

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

ALTRINCHAM Garrick production of Nightmare is a fascinating play

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

ALTRINCHAM Garrick Playhouse’s production of Nightmare, a suspense thriller by Norman Robbins, was full of red herrings and with an unexpected ending.

9 brilliant places to have afternoon tea in Warrington

by @ Warrington Guardian | Leisure News

AFTER the sad news this week Dingle Farm Tea Room in Appleton was set to close on January 29, we thought we would take a look at readers' suggestions during last year's afternoon tea category at our Warrington Guardian Food and Drink Awards. 

Guardian Crescent Mall in Vietnam

Guardian Crescent Mall in Vietnam


My Guide Vietnam

Guardian Crescent Mall, Vietnam - Well known and respected health and beauty store in Vietnam. Located throughout the city!...............

The Ultimate Guide to Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda, Uganda, and Congo

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

An opportunity to come face to face with the largest ape on the planet is an incredible experience worthy any bucket list. Mountain gorillas share 97% of their biological make-up with humans which makes them absolutely fascinating to observe in their natural habitat. Their population is divided between the forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park […]

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How to Make Backpacking Food Not Suck.

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ HikeUpYourSkirt

Need some camping food tips? Grab these inexpensive items and make backpacking food actually good. When you’re backpacking for days at a time, you’re burning calories and expending energy – so you need a good meal at the end of the day. Plus, when the sun sets and you’re starting to get chilly, a Clif bar won’t exactly hit the...

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Our guide to Christmas TV highlights

by @ Warrington Guardian | Leisure News

David Morgan presents his picks for the Christmas period from festive fave, Love Actually, on Netflix, to Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who farewell on BBC1

What’s it like inside an Asia’s leading resort of 2017

by Ha My @ Blog | Eviva Tour Vietnam

Naman Retreat Da Nang 5 star resort impresses visitors with unique architecture. A modern beauty inspired by Vietnamese traditional village. The retreat has received the precious title of an “Asia’s leading resort of 2017”. Let’s discover what’s behind this honorable award. Empire Group’s Naman Retreat Resort spreads over hundreds of meters of the white-sand coast of Da Nang Beach, one of the six most beautiful beaches in the world, voted for by Forbes Magazine. The retreat owns 242 5-star villas and hotel rooms with an impressively unique style of architecture. Recently, Naman Retreat has been awarded the “Asia Leading Resort in 2017” by the World Travel Awards. In fact, this is the second time the retreat has been awarded this prestigious honor. Previously, the resort was recognized by a series of awards: “The Top 10 Resorts of the World” by Design Boom Magazine in 2015, “The Best Resort” by The Guide Awards 2015 – 2016, and “Asia’s Leading Resort in 2016” by World Travel Awards. In addition, it also received five international architectural awards. Pure Spa in 2015 and recently the “Vietnam’s leading comprehensive healthcare resort 2016”. In this lush green space, you can relax your soul while enjoying the […]

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Saigon Travel Guide — the Grantourismo Travel Guide to Saigon

Saigon Travel Guide — the Grantourismo Travel Guide to Saigon


Grantourismo Travels

Saigon travel guide — how to travel slowly, sustainably, experientially, and like a local in Saigon: where to stay, eat, explore, shop, drink, and more.

Game review: Okami still a howl a decade on

by @ Warrington Guardian | Leisure News

WITH cherry trees blossoming into life and plants and flowers blooming before your eyes, visuals were always a vital part of 2006’s Okami.

Review: Dick Whittington at Manchester Opera House

by @ Warrington Guardian | Leisure News

Manchester Opera House

Mekong River Encompassed – Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Mekong River Encompassed – Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap


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See traveler and expert reviews. Get the best prices and full itinerary for Mekong River Encompassed – Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap by G Adventures from $2,749. Compare to similar trips. Save hundreds as Stride member!

Fesitive goodwill in short supply in Ayckbourn’s play, Season’s Greetings

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

CHRISTMAS should be a time of peace and good will.

Child actors wanted for Miss Saigon role at Palace

Child actors wanted for Miss Saigon role at Palace


Northwich Guardian

THE search is on for children to play the role of Tam in their forthcoming production of Miss Saigon at the Palace Theatre.

Discover these most popular church in Vietnam

by Ha My @ Blog | Eviva Tour Vietnam

Vietnam is famous for fine architectural Buddhism pagodas and temples but not so many people know about unique churches and cathedral throughout this country. With the unique architecture, these churches in Vietnam have made quite an impact on the tourists who love architecture. 1. Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon Many people don’t know that the full name of Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica is Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception. Through many years, despite many ups and downs of history, the Cathedral in the heart of Saigon still look splendid, solemn and magnificent. For many people, It is considered as the masterpiece architecture of Sai Gon. All building materials of this cathedral including cement, steel, and screw were brought from France. The outside of cathedral was made of Marseille brick which still keeps its colour till now. The architecture of Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica is fascinating and precise, from the wall, glass window, the bell, the Madonna… Every pattern of the cathedral follows Roman and Gothic architecture, blending both solemn and refined. 2. Saint Joseph Cathedral in Hanoi Probably everyone in Hanoi, whether being a Christian or not, all knows about St. Joseph’s Cathedral. The cathedral was designed in Gothic […]

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Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville by train

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

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

Hollywood calling for The Winachi Tribe

by @ Warrington Guardian | Leisure News

ONE of Warrington’s most promising bands will be living the jetset life when they tour the US for the first time in March.

Caecilia & Tim’s Saigon Wedding

by Quinn Ryan Mattingly Photography @

Earlier this month I was honored to photograph the wedding of Caecilia and Tim at Thao Dien Village on the banks of […]

Discover: Kratie

by @ Wikitravel

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

Top 5 dishes to try in Saigon and where to find them

Top 5 dishes to try in Saigon and where to find them

by Ha My @ Blog | Eviva Tour Vietnam

It’s easy to understand that some people will call Saigon the food capital of Vietnam. Influences and regional dishes from all over Vietnam crowd the streets of Saigon. To prepare you (and your stomach) for your next visit to Saigon, here are some of the most hunted Saigon food and where to find them.  1. Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwiches or Banh Mi are one of the reasons many tourists come to Saigon. This delicious handheld meal turns out that one of the longest lasting influences of French rule in Vietnam. The baguette came to Sai Gon during the French colonial period and spread through the southern cities before arriving at the North and becoming popular in the whole country. One Banh mi an excellent example of a harmonized combination of various ingredients that attract food lovers around the world. Usually, a Banh mi will be stuffed with pâté, slices of pork pie, mayonnaise, coriander, cucumber, and pickled carrots and daikon. But there also many other choices of shredded chicken, grilled pork or omelet. A great choice for all breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack food! Where to eat Banh Mi? Banh Mi Huynh Hoa – 26 Le Thi Rieng, Saigon, +84 8 3925 0885 Banh Mi Hong Hoa […]

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How To Be a Better Traveller – 18 Ways to Travel Responsibly in 2018

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

How to be a better traveller is something I constantly ponder, particularly after a year in travel that saw a rise in anti-tourism sentiment across Europe, the emergence of beg-packing in Asia, and an explosion of naked tourism and public pooping. No wonder locals have...

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My National Geographic Traveller article on Saigon

My National Geographic Traveller article on Saigon

by claireboobbyer @ Saigon – Claire Boobbyer

National Geographic Traveller UK publishes my city piece on Saigon: http://natgeotraveller.co.uk/where/vietnam/309728/

REVIEW: Sale and Altrincham Musical Theatre present15 Minutes

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

IT was a mystery why Sale and Altrincham Musical Theatre have named their Musical Revue, 15 Minutes but, apparently, it is from an Andy Warhol quote

These Shining Lives - 'This thought-provoking play is well worth seeing'

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

THESE Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich, at Altrincham Garrick’s Lauriston Studio reflects the world of workers in an Ottawa, Illinois watch making Factory.

Hotel drama to entertain Dunham Massey audiences

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

MARTIN Clare has written his third play designed for Dunham Thespians, the Great Mallard, which will be performed at Dunham Massey Village Hall from November 22 – 25.

Musicians against Homelessness to perform at Altrincham’s Cinnamon Club

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

LAST September, Alan McGee launched Musicians against Homelessness,

Saigon in my eyes

by admin @ Vietnam Group Tour – Vietnam Group Tours – Vietnam Deluxe Group Tours

Saigon – Ho Chi Minh city is not only the busiest urban center throughout the country but also the home of many unique cultural features which are not available in anywhere of Vietnam. Saigon makes every tourist love each day is the overlap of magnificient and charming things with other simple but very close and ...

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Essential Books for Cocktail Enthusiasts – From Spirited Histories to Recipe Books

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

These essential books for cocktail enthusiasts make fab gifts for the concoctors of cocktails and drinks mixers in your life if you’re still stuck for last minute gift ideas. Most of these recommendations have come from professional mixologists and bar owners we’ve meet and are...

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David Vann: ‘How I fell in love with Ho Chi Minh City’

David Vann: ‘How I fell in love with Ho Chi Minh City’


the Guardian

On the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, the American novelist receives a surprisingly warm welcome in Vietnam

Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

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

INTERVIEW: Man and The Echo on headlining Parr Hall, independent venues and making the most of opportunities

by @ Warrington Guardian | Leisure News

ASK a Warrington musician where they would most like to perform and the Parr Hall is probably high on their list.

Our Favourite Places In The World To Stargaze

by Mack & Laura @ Drink Tea & Travel

This post was contributed by our Couples Travel Experts, Mack & Laura. The night sky is magical. It captivates us, transports us, and makes us feel as though we are a part of something so much bigger than ourselves; it always has and it always will. Laura and I believe that spending a night beneath […]

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Top Luxury Safari Lodges in Kenya that Are Worth A Visit

by Shannon Lee @ Drink Tea & Travel

This post was contributed by our Luxury Travel Expert, Shannon Lee. On a recent trip to Africa, my partner and I were delighted with the abundance of wildlife everywhere we went. We were also thrilled with our accommodations! We stayed at three different “camps” – each with a unique flavour. All three resorts were luxurious […]

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New face takes to the stage at Altrincham Garrick

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

ALTRINCHAM Garrick’s next production, Season’s Greetings, will welcome a new face. He is Peter Ruddick who plays a writer, Clive.

Seven reasons to book a tour in 2018’s top travel destination: Israel

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ Travel – HikeUpYourSkirt

Anyone who reads this site or follows me on Instagram knows I’m not very religious – I put more eggs in the science basket than anything else. But I also LOVE history and the connection between the past and modern society, which is why Israel is such an appealing travel destination for me. It’s popped up on all kinds of...

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A musical review at Sale and Altrincham Musical Theatre

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

SALE and Altrincham Musical Theatre will show off their singing abilities in 15 Minutes - A Musical Review at Altrincham Little Theatre, Oxford Road, Altrincham.

Wolf Hall production is a masterpiece

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

THE familiar characters of Elizabethan times come to life in Mike Poulton’s adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, directed by Nick Sample at the Altrincham Garrick Playhouse this week.

Where to go in Rwanda: Destinations You Just Can’t Miss

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

Just a decade ago, a visit to Rwanda was not on many travelers’ bucket lists. This tiny African nation suffered tremendously following the events of the 1994 genocide, but a great sense of unity and many successful government policies have driven the country out of despair and into prosperity. Slowly but surely Rwanda reclaimed its […]

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48 hours in: Ho Chi Minh City

48 hours in: Ho Chi Minh City


The Independent

Travel Essentials Why go now? The dry season in the southern portion of Vietnam runs from December to April, making now the ideal time to visit the country's biggest metropolis. The city will also be in party mode on 30 April. Liberation Day celebrates the anniversary of the end of the American War and the reunification of the two halves of Vietnam in 1975. Touch down

Vietnam Sleeper Trains: How to Choose Them, Avoid Them, or Embrace Them

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ Travel – HikeUpYourSkirt

“Ugh, no,” said our newfound Dutch friend, when we told them in Ho Chi Minh city that we planned on taking multiple sleeper trains during our trip through Vietnam. “I think they are very small,” her boyfriend chimed in. “And loud.” This, to our dismay, turned out to be exactly right. As I learned on my three week trip through...

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Dancers look forward to their roles in Aladdin

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

TWO stars of the Birmingham Royal Ballet who will perform the lead roles in Aladdin have spoken ahead of their visit to the Lowry.

Turkey Avocado Club Sandwich with Sriracha Mayo – How to Use Xmas Leftovers

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This turkey avocado club sandwich with Sriracha mayonnaise is a twist on the classic Club Sandwich. Over the festive season it’s an excellent way to use those Christmas turkey leftovers you have in the fridge but the rest of the year you can use chicken....

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Halong Bay for the Adventurous: Sailing on the Treasure Junk

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ Travel – HikeUpYourSkirt

If you all are ANYTHING like me, you’re insanely overwhelmed with the options for booking a Halong Bay cruise. There are at least 30 companies with professional websites set up that all look great, another 20 or so you’ll see recommended in guide books, and another (approximately) 8 billion companies ready to sell you a tour from a side-of-the-road travel agent...

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10 Most Popular Recipes of 2017 – from Winter Comfort Food to Asian Specialities

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

Our 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2017 on Grantourismo are an interesting mix of winter comfort food and Southeast Asian specialities – from a hearty Rabo de Toro and aromatic Cote de Boeuf to a refined Five-Spice Crispy Pork Belly and rich Cambodian Fish Amok. As 2017...

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Climbing Kilimanjaro | Lemosho Trek to the Roof of Africa

by Editor @ Drink Tea & Travel

Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro was by far the biggest mental and physical challenge we have ever undertaken on our travels, but with the help of an amazing team from Kilimanjaro Brothers (www.kilimanjarobrothers.com), we managed to reach the top and conquer Africa’s tallest mountain! We choose to ascend using the Lemosho 8-Day route, selecting it for its […]

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Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most popular safari destinations in all of Uganda. The park is renowned for diverse ecosystems and an abundance of wildlife and the Ishasha sector within the park is one of the few places in the world where you can spot tree climbing lions! Unlike other safari destinations […]

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10 New Years Resolutions For A More Sustainable Lifestyle

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

At the end of each year, we like to sit down and take stock of what we’ve accomplished, as well as make a list of New Year’s resolutions for the coming year that we’ll actually stick to. In 2017, we committed to living a sustainable lifestyle, so it felt suiting to share some of our […]

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Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips

Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips


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Beautiful countryside, delicious food and fascinating culture ... readers share the most memorable places and experiences from their travels, often discovered in the company of knowledgeable locals

"Musicals make me feel like a rock star": George Sampson chats to us after being shortlisted for a WhatsOnStage Award

by @ Warrington Guardian | Leisure News

HE won Britain’s Got Talent when he was just 14.

Flight Birmingham Ho Chi Minh City from £ 482 OW - cheap flights Ho Chi Minh City | Air France

Flight Birmingham Ho Chi Minh City from £ 482 OW - cheap flights Ho Chi Minh City | Air France


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Browse all Air France flights from Birmingham to Ho Chi Minh City. Purchase your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM at the lowest price via our Air France booking site.

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

Things to do in Guatemala as a Solo Female Traveler

by Sam Townsend @ Drink Tea & Travel

This post was contributed by our Solo Female Travel Expert, Sam Townsend Guatemala is a small Central American country that is often missed off travel itineraries and overshadowed by its apparently safer and more publicized neighbours. However, having lived in Guatemala for over 9 months I have found it to be a treasure chest full of […]

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DAYS OUT: Inside Chester's £37m Storyhouse arts centre

by @ Warrington Guardian | Leisure News

STORIES take many forms.

'Delightful' production of Carole King's life

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

FANS of famous singer Carole King, who gave her a standing ovation on press night, might not realise how she started.

Hotel drama is full of surprises

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

THE Great Mallard, a fascinating new play, written and directed by Martin Clare has its ‘world premier’ at Dunham Massey Village Hall until November 25.

Casting call for Miss Saigon’s Tam

by @ Warrington Guardian | Leisure News

THE producers of Miss Saigon are looking for boys or girls to play the role of ‘Tam’ when the show runs at Palace Theatre.

2017 Travel Highlights: Our Top Destinations from 2017

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

2017 has been the most travel packed year for us yet. This year, we traveled all around the world, visiting 20 countries (13 of them we have never visited before) on 5 different continents.  With our new commitment to sustainable travel, we approached travel in 2017 from a slightly different perspective, focusing on making responsible […]

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Win family tickets for Peppa Pig show

by @ Warrington Guardian | Leisure News

PEPPA Pig and her friends are back in a new live show – and we have family tickets up for grabs.

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Guardian


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Guardian is a health and beauty retail chain operating under the Dairy Farm Group, a leading pan Asian retailer consisting of health and beauty stores, convenience stores, supermarkets and hypermarkets. The Dairy Farm Group operates over 6,000 multi-format outlets in over 12 countries throughout Asia. Guardian is committed to bringing you a wide variety of genuine and high quality products from leading manufacturers in Vietnam and around the world. Our main categories include facial care, cosmetics, skincare, personal care, health care and pharmacy products at selected stores. Our offer is tailor made to help you live a more healthy and beautiful life. In addition, our well-trained and friendly staff and modern store concept will enhance your shopping experience to the next level.

THE Garrick’s first play of the season, Ladies in Lavender, will depict 'scenes of exquisite poignancy and tenderness, laced with comedy'

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

THE Garrick’s first play of the season, Ladies in Lavender is about two ageing sisters whose lives are turned around when they discover a young man washed ashore and close to death.

Discover: Vicksburg

by @ Wikitravel

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

Discover: Jakar

by @ Wikitravel

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

Preparing for Your Interview | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

Preparing for Your Interview | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam


U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

Immigrant visa interviews are conducted at the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City . When you arrive at the Consulate, you will: Go through security . Have your fingerprints taken. Submit all required documents and answer some basic questions. Pay the appropriate fees , if you haven’t paid already. Interview with an American officer. If your application is approved, you will submit your passport for visa ...

Best Fujifilm Cameras and Lenses for Travel and Food Photography

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

Best Fujifilm cameras and lenses for travel and food photography? It’s a question I get asked almost weekly – mainly by travellers coming to do our travel and food writing and photography retreats and culinary tours. Here’s advice from the perspective of a pro travel and...

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Child actors wanted for Miss Saigon role at Palace

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

THE search is on for children to play the role of Tam in their forthcoming production of Miss Saigon at the Palace Theatre.

Care home production comes to Sale Waterside

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

A NEW musical comedy inspired by a man’s experience of his mother-in-law’s dementia is coming to Sale Waterside Arts on Monday, October 20 for one night.

Altrincham singer Claire O’Brien prepares for role in musical drama

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

CLAIRE O’Brien, 43, a trained opera singer from Altrincham who has performed at prestigious venues such as the Barbican and sung worldwide with well-known choir, the Joyful Company of Singers, is to take part in a new musical drama, The Pieta.

Hedda Gabler at the Lowry - Lizzy Watts takes on one of the greatest roles in theatre

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

JUST back from her honeymoon, Hedda Gabler, the title character of Henrik Ibsen’s 1891 play, becomes bored and trapped in an unsatisfactory relationship.

REVIEW: Dick Whittington at the Manchester Opera House

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

THERE is a fantastic surprise for kids and parents in Dick Whittington at the Manchester Opera House.

Watermelon Mint Cooler Recipe – A Refreshing Cocktail For a Warm Day

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This watermelon mint cooler recipe is super easy to mix and makes for a refreshing light cocktail to drink on a stifling summer afternoon or a sticky day in the tropics. If you’re in the chilly northern hemisphere turn up your heating and pretend you’re...

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Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

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

Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

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

Top 5 things to do in Hue city

by admin @ Vietnam Group Tour – Vietnam Group Tours – Vietnam Deluxe Group Tours

Somewhat surprisingly someone just spend 1 day traveling in Hue city, Vietnam. This centreal city of Vietnam is the home to some of Vietnam’s most interesting architecture and history. Located on the banks of the Perfume River, Hue is home to a variety of war-torn temples, tombs and palaces, many of which were the homes ...

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Where I’m At: October, 2017 – Tokyo edition

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Where I’ve Been Greetings from Tokyo! The month began at Singapore Changi, which set the pace for a busy travel month. It’s been years since I’ve done so much travel, and certainly the most since my […]

Altrincham Garrick's production of Nightmare promises to be packed with deceit, suspicion, blackmail and incrimination

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

NIGHTMARE, by Norman Robbins, the Garrick Playhouse’s next production, turns into just that following a series of unexpected events.

My Top 10 budget hotels in Saigon for Guardian Travel

My Top 10 budget hotels in Saigon for Guardian Travel

by claireboobbyer @ Saigon – Claire Boobbyer

My top 10 budget hotels in Saigon for Guardian Travel: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/mar/19/top-10-hotels-ho-chi-minh-city-vietnam

About | Tim Gerard Barker | Travel | Editorial Photographer | Videographer

About | Tim Gerard Barker | Travel | Editorial Photographer | Videographer


Photographer | Videographer | South East Asia | Vietnam | Tim Gerard Barker | Travel & Editorial

Tim Gerard Barker is an Australian Photographer & Film Maker based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  Tim is available for travel, editorial, documentary, lifestyle, corporate, industrial, portrait, architectural, NGO and commercial photography assignments in Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and el

REVIEW: Dick Whittington at the Manchester Opera House

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

THERE is a fantastic surprise for kids and parents in Dick Whittington at the Manchester Opera House.

What does it mean to be an “Adventurer?”

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ HikeUpYourSkirt

What makes an adventurer? How do you become an adventurer? December 2016, Phong Nha Lake House, Central Vietnam: My boyfriend and I had just returned from a two-day caving adventure and were sitting at the bar of our hotel, thinking about what to have for dinner and bemoaning how sore we were. We had just finished a trek into Phong...

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Roadtrip to a Secret CA hot spring

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ HikeUpYourSkirt

Lake Tahoe and the surrounding northern California and Nevada regions are stunning and offer, to me, a quality of life that’s unbeatable and highly fulfilling. And one of the aspects I love most about this natural and stunning region is how many amazing places their are to visit within a three-to-four hour drive.

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15 Most Eco-Friendly Destinations to Add to Your Travel Wish List

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

If you’re anything like us, sustainable travel is extremely important to you. We love visiting destinations and finding small ways to contribute to sustainability, ethical tourism, and the local economy. But what we love even most is visiting destinations that are already KNOWN for their dedication to environmental responsibility. Luckily for us, and for you, there are […]

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Belize’s (Affordable!) Off-The-Map Jungle Lodge

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ Travel – HikeUpYourSkirt

When I started planning our trip to Belize and first thought of staying in an eco-lodge, I never thought it would be like Black Rock Lodge. Yes, there were some basic qualities the hotel had to meet – in the jungle, have hammocks and iguanas, etc. – but Black Rock Lodge has now set the standard for unique, amazing, holy-crap-can-this-place-be-real-types of adventures.

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Priestley's gig for Warrington Music to be filmed and streamed live in first for town

by @ Warrington Guardian | Leisure News

TICKETS have sold out for Warrington Music's [WAM] Christmas showcase at The Auction Rooms – but you can still watch the whole gig.

Alex overcomes adversity to follow his dance dream

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

SALE schoolboy Alex Easby has put up with a lot. Not only is the 11-year-old dyslexic but he was almost deterred from his ambition of becoming a ballet dancer.

Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

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

An updated map of the future Saigon Metro

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

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

A quick guide to: Vietnam’s Exotic Coffee Culture

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ Travel – HikeUpYourSkirt

When you think of Vietnam, coffee may not be the first food item that springs to mind. But it won’t take long being in the country before you realize Vietnamese people are OBSESSED with coffee – and they’re pretty creative about it, too! Here’s a quick guide to everything you need to know about coffee throughout the country, along with...

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Cinema review: Coco

by @ Warrington Guardian | Leisure News

FOLLOW your dreams – but do not forget who you are or where you come from.

Ho Chi Minh City Attractions

Ho Chi Minh City Attractions


Vietnam Group Tour - Vietnam Group Tours - Vietnam Deluxe Group Tours

Top 15 Ho Chi Minh City Attractions - Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City.

Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

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

Saigon Travel Advices

by admin @ Vietnam Group Tour – Vietnam Group Tours – Vietnam Deluxe Group Tours

With 300 years of age, Saigon – Vietnam’s largest city is an interesting destination for you to explore our beautiful country. You can see not only the skyscrapers located close to each other, malls, shopping centers, but also the ancient villas and traditional markets already exist for hundreds of years. Here are some suggestions about ...

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5 Romantic Getaway Spots in New England, USA

by Christine Culgin @ Drink Tea & Travel

This post was contributed by our Couples Travel Expert, Christine Culgin. Whether you’re living with your significant other, married, or just settling into a relationship, we all need to get away sometimes.  If you’re unfamiliar with New England (a conglomerate of six states in the Northeastern US), it might be time to familiarize yourself! The area is […]

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REVIEW: Darkest Hour

by @ Warrington Guardian | Leisure News

PHOTOGRAPHS of Winston Churchill sticking up two fingers to the advancing Nazi threat during the Second World War became defining images of British defiance, solidarity and resolve.

REVIEW: Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

by @ Warrington Guardian | Leisure News

MORE than 20 years after family-friendly fantasy Jumanji starring Robin Williams rampaged through multiplexes, Jake Kasdan directs an action-packed rumble in the jungle tailored to the short attention spans of digitally-minded teenagers.

Your Guide to Eco-friendly, Green and Natural Skin Care Products

by Michael Henri @ Drink Tea & Travel

This post was contributed by our Health and Wellness Travel Expert, Michael Henri. I wash my body 5-7 times a month. I should also mention that I do not use ‘traditional’ soap in the shower. Yes, I have a partner. No, she has no complaints about my cleanliness or odor. Hard to believe right? Alternative […]

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

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


South China Morning Post

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

Classic Champagne Cocktail Recipe with a Tropical (Dragon) Fruit Twist

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This classic Champagne cocktail recipe with a tropical fruit twist is a recipe for fun. Serve this exuberant champagne cocktail at the beginning of a meal or social gathering over the holiday season and I guarantee you’ll kick-start the revelry. Champagne is a drink for...

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Around the World in 80 days is a show for the whole family

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

IF, as in Laura Eason’s adaptation of the Jules Verne classic, at the Lowry, you plan to travel Around the World in Eighty Days, you’ll need to get your skates on.

Things That Surprised Us About Traveling to Rwanda

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

Up until recently, our only reference of Rwanda had been the tragic events of the 1994 genocide that swept the nation and put it on the map of the international community. Today, some 23 years later, Rwanda is once again getting a spotlight in international media. But this time, the reason is much more joyous. […]

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My article on Saigon for Guardian Travel

My article on Saigon for Guardian Travel

by claireboobbyer @ Saigon – Claire Boobbyer

My article on how to spend three days in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/oct/07/-sp-ho-chi-minh-city-three-days-holiday-itinerary Advertisements

The fast pace of It Runs in the Family is a credit to the director

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

WHAT better setting could you have for a farce than a hospital?

DVD review: Wind River

by @ Warrington Guardian | Leisure News

TAYLOR Sheridan has quickly gained a reputation as one of Hollywood’s hottest new writers.

Exploring Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

Our first stop in Uganda – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park turned out to be so much more than we expected. Not only is it THE place to track mountain gorillas in Uganda, but it is a beautiful forest, home to other primates, many birds, and some nice waterfalls. During our time in Bwindi, we stayed […]

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Saigon nightlife: What to do in Saigon when the night falls down

by Ha My @ Blog | Eviva Tour Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, widely known as Sai Gon and the second biggest city in Vietnam, is a metropolis on the move. When the night falls down, the city turns into a giant party with tons of things to discover. As a thriving hub, Saigon works hard and plays hard. Follow our Saigon nightlife guide to see what are the best things to do if you’re going to spend a night here. 1. Spending the night on a rooftop bar It is not wrong for one to say Ho Chi Minh City has one of the most impressive collections of rooftop bars in the world. Offering panoramic views of the vibrant city and beyond, Saigon’s rooftop bars are rated as some of the best in the world. Sitting back with a cocktail and enjoy the stunning view of Saigon from sunset until the early hours of the morning. Drinks and food served at rooftop bars here are unsurprisingly on the pricier side, however, is still relatively inexpensive. With excellent service, stylish ambience, and lively crowd, a night out (or two) at Ho Chi Minh’s most popular rooftop bars is definitely well worth the extra expense. While some are highlighted by […]

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How to Recognize Ethical Wildlife Experience in South East Asia

by Sara Uduwela @ Drink Tea & Travel

This post was contributed by our Asia Pacific Expert, Sara Uduwela. Asia is full of exotic animal interactions. It is one of the main draws for tourism. The western world is filled with boundaries and limitations, and people often fantasize about visiting Thailand so that they can pet a tiger or ride an elephant. But the truth […]

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Top 5 most interesting experiences cu chi tunnels(or Chu Chi tunnels)

by admin @ Vietnam Group Tour – Vietnam Group Tours – Vietnam Deluxe Group Tours

Cu Chi tunnels (or Chu Chi Tunnels), which is famous as “the land of steel” of Vietnam, is located on the Northwest direction about 70 km from Ho Chi Minh city. It was built in 1940s during the war against French colonial. The system of tunnel includes a lot of rooms, kitchens, clinics, stores, etc. ...

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Luang Prabang Guide | Laos Travel

Luang Prabang Guide | Laos Travel


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Nestling in a slim valley shaped by lofty, green mountains and cut by the swift Mekong and Khan rivers, LUANG PRABANG exudes tranquillity and casual grandeur...

Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

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

Where to see the solar eclipse on the north shore

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ HikeUpYourSkirt

Lake Tahoe – or the big blue pill, as they call it – is the gem of the west and an amazing sight to behold from a bird’s eye view. However, if you don’t have time for miles of hiking, or if you’re not quite in shape for summiting peaks, it can be hard to know where to go for...

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Casting call for Miss Saigon’s Tam

Casting call for Miss Saigon’s Tam


Warrington Guardian

THE producers of Miss Saigon are looking for boys or girls to play the role of ‘Tam’ when the show runs at Palace Theatre.

Halong Bay for the Adventurous: Sailing on the Treasure Junk

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ HikeUpYourSkirt

If you all are ANYTHING like me, you’re insanely overwhelmed with the options for booking a Halong Bay cruise. There are at least 30 companies with professional websites set up that all look great, another 20 or so you’ll see recommended in guide books, and another (approximately) 8 billion companies ready to sell you a tour from a side-of-the-road travel agent...

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Shoes and clothes in Vietnam: where to buy in Hanoi, Hoi An and Saigon (part 1)

by Ha My @ Blog | Eviva Tour Vietnam

In case you didn’t know, Vietnam is on top of shoe and clothes export in the world. The two main reasons for it are good quality and reasonable prices. And not just domestic brands, you can also find many international brand stores here with a lot of promotions. Let find out where you can get your new shoes and clothes in these three most popular cities in Vietnam. This article is dedicated only to shoes shopping in Vietnam. For best places to buy clothes, follow our Part 2. 1. Shoe shopping in Saigon Saigon is probably in top place for shopping in Vietnam in general. Just like Hanoi, you can always find international-brand shoes in malls or shopping centres. Conveniently located near popular attractions such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Ben Thanh Market, and Saigon Central Post Office, you can get to these centres within minutes by different means of transportation or on foot. Here, they offer a wide array of international brands and also renowned local designs at fixed prices. In addition, going shopping in a mall you can also shop other goods, enjoy amazing food and entertainment centres. Suggested shopping centres in Saigon Saigon Center – No 65 Le Loi […]

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Cambodian Num Pang Recipe — How to Make Num Pang Barang

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

Our Cambodian num pang recipe is a recipe for what I have called num pang barang – ‘barang’ means ‘foreigner’ in Khmer. Cambodia’s banh mi is similar to Vietnamese banh mi — a Vietnamese sandwich or technically a baguette packed with pork, pate and salad....

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US blogger recommends 7 must-visit destinations in Vietnam

by Ha My @ Blog | Eviva Tour Vietnam

Pete Vrouras, a famous blogger from California, USA, has spent a lot of time in Vietnam, from north to south. He often updates his travel experiences, including his memorable trip to this S-shape country. In this article, we would like to introduce the 7 top destinations in Vietnam that Pete has recommended. 1. Ha Giang Riding motorbike around Ha Giang is one of the experiences Pete loves the most in Vietnam. Ha Giang, to the very north of the country, is rather a place to escape from the busy noisy city. The roads here bend around the limestone mountains, through the valleys with terraced rice fields and into the town. The journey may take from 3 to 5 days depending on the path you choose to get on. 2. Dong Ba Market in Hue Dong Ba Market is located in the east of Hue city, along the Huong River. At this market, you can enjoy countless Hue specialties for about 40,000 VND. Quickly pick a seat in the crowded market and order your favorite dishes from the food court. With Pete, Hue is famous for its delicious food. This is an ancient capital with palaces and mausoleums of the Nguyen […]

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Italian Film screenings at Altrincham Little Theatre

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

ALTRINCHAM Little Theatre will host a season of Italian cinema from September to December.

A Vietnam country-wide packing list for outdoor adventurers

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ Travel – HikeUpYourSkirt

Well, it’s t-minus three hours until we head to Vietnam for what I hope will be an amazing three weeks. As I was prepping for this trip, I googled a lot of “what to pack for Vietnam” blogs, but I had a really hard time finding one that covered the entire country. Vietnam’s three major metropolitan areas – Ho Chi...

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Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

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

Discover: Jacksonville

by @ Wikitravel

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

Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

Zanzibar Beach & Mnemba Island Atoll From Above

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

Zanzibar is a unique destination in Africa renowned for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. The beaches are dotted with hotels and resorts and the waters near the island offer great snorkeling and diving. The northern coast is particularly picturesque, known for the beautiful Mnemba Island and the Mnemba Island atoll, a stunning reef […]

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Altrincham Garrick leads the way in presenting Wolf Hall

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

NICK SAMPLE feels honoured to have been asked to direct one of the Garrick’s most prestigious productions in its history.

Top 10 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

Top 10 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City


the Guardian

Get the most out of Vietnam's biggest city by choosing a great base – from Graham Greene's old haunt to a boutique bolthole with views over the Saigon river

Top 10 things to do in Hoi An Vietnam suggested by The Guardian

Top 10 things to do in Hoi An Vietnam suggested by The Guardian


Blog | Eviva Tour Vietnam

You're planning to Hoi An Vietnam but don't know what to do? Follow these 10 things to do in Hoi An suggested by The Guardian for a memorial trip.

5 Ways to Travel Off the Beaten Path and Volunteer in Cambodia

by Sara Uduwela @ Drink Tea & Travel

This post was contributed by our Asia Pacific Expert, Sara Uduwela. Whether you are interested in exploring local communities, viewing some wildlife, or enjoy spending your time doing outdoorsy activities, Cambodia has something for everyone looking for a sustainable holiday, even those on a small budget. Avoid the crowds at Angkor Wat and see Cambodia from a […]

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The Best Eco-Friendly Hotels in New York City

by Diana Rosario @ Drink Tea & Travel

Christmas in New York City is a magical time for both tourists and locals alike. It is the one time of year when the hustle and bustle of the city seem to fade away or at least falls into the backdrop of a special kind of winter wonderland. Even if the city’s sidewalks aren’t covered […]

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An Authentic Cuban Mojito Recipe from Old Havana – With a Cambodian Twist

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This authentic Cuban mojito recipe is based on the mojitos we sipped in Old Havana on our first trip to Cuba in the mid-Nineties. It’s a refreshing drink that is a perfect sip for a sultry day in the tropics. As we live in Siem...

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Does the Actress ever discover her true self?

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

THE Actress by Peter Quilter captures the emotions of performer, Lydia Martin, who is preparing for her farewell appearance

Chris Rock to start first UK tour in decade

by @ Warrington Guardian | Leisure News

TICKETS are still available for Chris Rock’s show at Manchester Arena on Thursday, January 11.

Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

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

Vietnamese cuisine: 5 unique ways Vietnamese cook their rice

by Ha My @ Blog | Eviva Tour Vietnam

Rice, or “cơm” in Vietnamese, is absolutely an indispensable part of Vietnamese cuisine, just like many other Asian countries. However, that does not mean rice is the same around Asia. Throughout the history, Vietnamese have created a wide range of ways to cook and serve their rice, base on the culture and ingredients of each local. Some you may not encounter anywhere else, some are just a wonderful elevation of normal types of rice dishes. Let’s discover the most popular 5 dishes of rice of Vietnam that likely to be on your favourite list. 1. Lam Rice – the specialty of Tay Bac Lam Rice is considered to be the one-of-the-kind dish of Vietnamese minority in the northwestern region.  It is considered as the food that represents this most natural and untouched area of Vietnam, because of its elegant taste of the cool streams and the fragrance of the borderless bamboo forests. Originally, Lam Rice was invented by the men who had to go on extremely long trips into the forest. Among their equipment, a bamboo pipe full of Lam Rice was their most valuable asset. You may find it’s interesting in the unique way of cooking. Glutinous rice after cleaned and soaked in water for 6-8 hours […]

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Vietnamese coffee recipe: The most hunted drinks in Vietnam

by Ha My @ Blog | Eviva Tour Vietnam

Strong and flavourful Vietnamese coffee is one of the reasons people come to Vietnam. Since the French colonists introduced it to Vietnam, a cup of ca phe in the morning has soon become a local habit. With the creativity Vietnamese people treat their coffee, just like other ingredients, there are plenty beverage from coffee in Vietnam you cannot imagine. Here are the 3 recipes for the 3 most famous coffee drinks of Vietnam: the world famous Vietnamese iced coffee (ca phe sua da), the most hunted drinks in Hanoi – Iced coconut coffee (ca phe dua) and the abnormal fantasy Egg coffee (ca phe trung). Highly recommend it to anyone who likes a sweet treat.  1. Vietnamese iced coffee Ca phe sua da or Vietnamese Iced Coffee is an intensely brewed coffee concentrate that drips down into a tall glass of ice and a big spoonful of sweetened condensed milk. Vietnamese Ice Coffee is creamy, rich, smooth and sweet with an intense coffee flavour. Highly recommend for coffee lovers and those with sweet tooth. What to prepare for a cup? 2 tablespoons of ground coffee: You can use any kind of ground coffee depending on your taste. For authentic Vietnamese taste, you can find some […]

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Children needed for role of Tam in production of Miss Saigon at Palace Theatre, Manchester

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

PRODUCERS, Cameron Mackintosh, are looking for children of around five years old (no younger than four and no older than six), to play the role of Tam in their forthcoming production of Miss Saigon at the Palace Theatre, Manchester.

Top 10 experiences in Hoi An suggested by The Guardian

by Ha My @ Blog | Eviva Tour Vietnam

You’re planning to head to Hoi An Vietnam for an exotic vacation but don’t know what to do have a memorable trip? These are 10 things to do in Hoi An suggested by The Guardian. Follow us to have the best trip in this charming old town of Vietnam. 1. Take a cooking course Hoi An is famous for its impressive dishes various in taste absorbing from many cultures. Thanks to flows of foreigners came and go for trading in the past, Hoi An cuisine is influenced by the taste of Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish. Imagine how great it is that you can not only taste those amazing food but also to learn about and try to make them by yourself. Lucky enough, many restaurants here offer cooking classes to diners to prepare their own dishes. After discovering a local market, you will get to an eco-tourism site on a boat to take the cooking class. Usually, the dishes you learn to make won’t be too complicated, such as Pho, Banh Xeo, spring rolls and so on. 2. Take a bike tour Since cars and motorbikes are prohibited in the Old Quarters and nearby villages, bicycles are the only transportation of choice. However, […]

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A waterfall-filled weekend: camping in northern Oregon

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ Travel – HikeUpYourSkirt

This was supposed to be a slightly different post. While exploring Oregon’s Columbia River gorge last week, I envisioned sharing a “how-to” guide on the best places to camp and which gorges to climb through to find hidden waterfalls. Unfortunately, for the last two weeks, the entire region has been engulfed in massive forest fires, and it’s likely many places...

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Sausage Roll Recipe – How to Make Delicious Homemade Sausage Rolls

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

This sausage roll recipe couldn’t be more easy. These sausage rolls are a breeze to make, you know what’s going in them, and while this sausage roll recipe makes delicious homemade sausage rolls, you can easily tweak it each time to your taste. For Aussies,...

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Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

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

White Peach Bellini Recipe and Christmas Tips from Chef Peter Gilmore

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This White Peach Bellini recipe is courtesy of one of Australia’s best chefs, Peter Gilmore, who helms the kitchens of Quay and Bennelong in Sydney, arguably two of the city’s and Australia’s finest restaurants. Here he shares his recipe for his go-to Christmas Day drink...

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Butterflied Roast Turkey with Stuffing Recipe by Chef Neil Perry and Christmas Tips

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This butterflied roast turkey with stuffing recipe comes from another of Australia’s best chefs Neil Perry, who helms the Rockpool group of restaurants, which have long been some of our favourites. Here Neil shares his recipe for Butterflied Roast Turkey with Chestnut, Herb and Bread...

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A local’s guide to Tahoe’s ski resorts

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ HikeUpYourSkirt

I get asked a lot of questions on Instagram, which I love. I’m always happy to offer advice on adventures in Tahoe. But one thing I get asked SO MUCH that I figure’d I’d do a quick round-up on it is “what’s the difference between the different resorts, and how do I pick one?” So here’s a quick and dirty...

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Seven reasons to book a tour in 2018’s top travel destination: Israel

by suzie@hikeupyourskirt.org @ HikeUpYourSkirt

Anyone who reads this site or follows me on Instagram knows I’m not very religious – I put more eggs in the science basket than anything else. But I also LOVE history and the connection between the past and modern society, which is why Israel is such an appealing travel destination for me. It’s popped up on all kinds of...

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Photographer in Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City | Hanoi | South East Asia

Photographer in Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City | Hanoi | South East Asia


Quinn Ryan Mattingly Photographer

Quinn Ryan Mattingly is a professional photographer and videographer based in Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam. He works on editorial, travel and commercial assignments throughout South East Asia.

5 reasons why Six Senses Ninh Van Bay should be on your list

by Ha My @ Blog | Eviva Tour Vietnam

Spacious villas with pool in the fronts, tons of activities and water sport by the sea, cooking class by organic herbs garden and a luxury spa with oriental mystical therapies. Those are some of the reasons why you should choose Six Senses Ninh Van Bay for your family’s next vacation. This luxury resort in a faraway island is a perfect combination of grown-up relaxation and cool kid adventures. Let’s take a look at this Six Sense resort in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Six Senses Ninh Van Bay sits on a dramatic bay that gives the feeling of an island, with impressive rock formations overlooking the East Vietnam Sea. The resort is an eco-friendly masterpiece of modern design that blends harmoniously with its natural setting. Enjoyable and memorable experiences for the whole family begin at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay with wonderful multi-room villa accommodations and a host of complimentary activities that encourages everyone to reconnect. The entire resort consists of 59 villas scattered all over the hills and along the coast. Each villa has a separate living room and bedroom design, private pool and direct beach access. At Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, we recommend the Beachfront Pool Villas and Two Bedroom Beachfront Pool Villas as […]

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Vietnam - Saigon and The Easy Riders

Vietnam - Saigon and The Easy Riders


Alex & Madie

From a bridge up high somewhere in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, we took a break from the bikes and watched long boats at the floating fishing villages move slowly through the water.  The Doors - Riders On The Storm We couldn’t wait for Vietnam - so much that we decided to spend an entire month

Our Town glisters with humour.

by @ Northwich Guardian | Theatre & arts

OUR Town, Thornton Wilders’ 1938 classic is, supposedly set in the New Hampshire town of Grover’s Corners, could be anywhere.

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