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A guide to discover best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

A guide to discover best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)


Inspitrip Blog

This guide provides not only tips but also walks you through Saigon's hustle and bustle lifestyle, exciting nightlife and amazing coffee and food culture.

Work Remotely in Ho Chi Minh City: Cafés and Coworking Spaces

Work Remotely in Ho Chi Minh City: Cafés and Coworking Spaces


The Blond Travels

The definitive list of the best cafés and co-working spaces with perfect workability and fast wifi for Digital Nomads in Saigon. Reviews ✔︎ Directions ✔︎

8 Museum Cafés And Restaurants In Singapore To Appreciate Art And Food

by Fion Lee @ ladyironchef

Over the years, Singapore has attracted numerous influential artists and big-name museum exhibitions—from renown Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama to prized specimens from the prestigious Natural History Museum London. In addition to all that rich culture and wonderful art, there are some … Continue reading

Feeling Frozen? Here’s why you should Let it Go…

by Isabel Leong @ Bel Around The World

Sometimes we reach crossroads in our lives. One path is leading you straight into the unknown. Another path looks familiar and safe, as if you’ve walked it 100 times before. Deep inside of you, something is saying to go for the mysterious route. Yet, another part of you is begging that you will stick to […]

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In northern Vietnam, a piece of unfinished cloth tells a story

by Hannah Crosby @ Urban Adventures

I recently took a trip with my mother through northern Vietnam, and up into the mountainous region that borders Southern China. The people who have lived there for generations are not Vietnamese, but a mix of isolated and unique groups that retain very separate cultural styles — partly due to...

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Let’s hunt for the best banh mi in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Let’s hunt for the best banh mi in Ho Chi Minh City   One of the greatest joys of travel is being able to sample local cuisine. There is nothing quite like it and frankly it is one of the many things I look forward to when in a new city. Eating your way through […]

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10 Reasons to Visit Budapest PLUS 10 Travel Tips!

by Neha Saxena @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

There is something quintessentially different about Budapest. It is charming at the same time rough around the edges. Even if you have been to the conventional European cities such as Paris, Rome and London; Budapest still surprises you. I call it the most inviting European city with a kick. Here are 10 reasons along with […]

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Erwan’s Shopping Cart: Laid Back Party Needs

by Erwan Heussaff @ The Fat Kid Inside

Last time, I showed you the essentials to throw the ultimate house party. It involved a lot of beer, a lot of hard liquor, and a lot of cleaning up to do! This time, I’m going the chill and laid back route. As we get older, there’s nothing we appreciate more than a night in...

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Wakanui Grill Dining – Steakhouse Using Meats From New Zealand And Cooking Techniques Of Japan, At Marina One

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

On the 4th level of the rather futuristic looking (like off a Hollywood set) of Marina One lies two glass capsules. One of them contains Wakanui Grill Dining, an 86-seater restaurant which features steak and lamb from New Zealand. Wakanui, a New Zealand term meaning “to canoe over the land of plenty”’ is a grill restaurant concept that showcases the best available meats from the country. Its first outlet opened in Tokyo in 2011, and its success soon meant the opening of its second outlet there, focusing on lamb chops. Therefore, you could also find some Japanese influences in the menu over in Singapore’s outlet. The stars and the essence of the restaurant are therefore the New Zealand Ocean Beef and Wakanui Spring Lamb, which are grilled over Japan-sourced Binchotan charcoal in the centrally-placed, open kitchen. Starters included Neck Clam Soup ($12), Steamed Green Lip New Zealand Mussels ($22), Hot Smoked Salmon ($24), Seasonal Hassun ($32), Kikorangi Blue Cheese Caesar ($22) and Green Salad ($16) I was recommended by the service manager the Wakanui Spring Lamb Chop ($8) as the starter, and it turned out to be quite exceptional. The lamb had intense flavour and retained its natural juiciness, without the usual gaminess lamb would have. In fact, this would count as one of the most tender lamb chops I ever had. The Wakanui Spring Lamb are raised for approximately six months on the lush and highly nutritious spring pastures, with meat then aged for around four weeks until reaching its peak flavour. This process would ensure that the optimum flavour and texture of the lamb can be enjoyed year-round. In terms of the Ocean Beef, there were choices of 21 Days Dry-aged Bone-in-Ribeye ($199 for 1000g), Ribeye Cut ($79 for 350g, $109 for 500g), or Sirloin ($72 for 350g,...

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Jewellery Shopping in Bangkok

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

This is quite probably the least likely post for me to share, given my deep hatred for shopping, but being a married man and...

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Stay here: The Bubble Hotel, Iceland

Stay here: The Bubble Hotel, Iceland

by Jess Carey @ Eat. Travel. Blog: Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

The Buubble, Iceland http://www.buubble.com/ While husband was flicking through a travel magazine on a flight we took in early 2016, he came across a picture of a bubble, and a few lines describing it as newly built ‘bubble’ accommodation somewhere in the middle of Iceland… Upon landing, I started Googling, and found it to be … Continue reading Stay here: The Bubble Hotel, Iceland

San Choy Bao (Chinese Lettuce Wraps)

by Phei Yee Yap @ The Fat Kid Inside

San Choy Bao is a dish that our family typically orders when we eat out in a Chinese restaurant every once in a while. It is usually served as the entrée option and served as a second course with the leftover meat from a Peking duck. It is not something I would often cook at...

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A Travel Guide to Kathmandu And The Surrounding Areas

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

If you follow my adventures over on my social media channels (follow me on Instagram!), you’ll know that I fell madly in love recently…with...

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Your Chinese Zodiac Is Telling You To Visit This Destination In 2018

by @ KLOOK

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Spend your ang bao money on a holiday! Mention Chinese New Year and you’ll inevitably come across the twelve zodiac signs or sheng xiao. The ...

The post Your Chinese Zodiac Is Telling You To Visit This Destination In 2018 appeared first on KLOOK. by Noelle Ong

Best Christmas Getaways in Europe

by Isabel Leong @ Bel Around The World

What do you like Christmas for? Gifts, candles, snow, corals, vibrant decorations, family reunions, cosy dishes and drinks… If you like to spice up holidays with some real atmosphere, why not set off on a spontaneous trip and drink your glass of mulled wine on one of the most Christmassy squares of Old Europe? Every […]

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Things to know before travelling to Nepal

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

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

10 Weird Food Combinations In Japan That Actually Exist

by @ KLOOK

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A challenge for your taste buds One cannot leave Japan without having a meal of delicious sushi, fresh sashimi and a bowl of ramen. Sure, ...

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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New Year’s Eve Party at Villa Song!

by Lan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

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Forms of Investment

by Nguyen Ngan @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Coming to Vietnam and putting lots of money on a business are steps of a gamble which requires careful research. As a matter of fact, the research starts with how to invest into Vietnam, or in other words what are forms for investment in Vietnam. This question is not quite a key concern but should …

9 Hippest Saigon Cafes in Ho Chi Minh that are Definitely Worth a Visit

by Isabel Leong @ Bel Around The World

More and more tourists are visiting the lovely city of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, also known as Saigon, in recent years due to the city’s rapid urban and economic development. The influx of tourists has been a boon for Ho Chi Minh City with many modern F&B outlets, bars, pubs, traditional coffee shops and […]

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Hazlet’s Red Oak Diner Bites the Dust

Hazlet’s Red Oak Diner Bites the Dust

by Greg Caggiano @ Eating New Jersey

The beloved Hazlet eatery, the Red Oak Diner, closed down last year. It reopened in the Airport Plaza shopping center soon after as the Red Oak Grill. The building had sat vacant on Route 35 until last month when it was finally demolished. While rumors have swirled for years about various businesses coming to Hazlet...

Saigon For 91 Days: E-Book Travel Guide

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

Jürgen and I spent three months living in Saigon, officially known as Ho Chi Minh City. It was our first time in Southeast Asia, and we were blown away by the culture, cuisine and people of this metropolis. Zipping around the city on scooters, exploring the Mekong Delta, sitting on the curb for another bowl […]

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Cuc Gach Café

Cuc Gach Café


SAVEUR

From SAVEUR Issue #144 The most fascinating place to eat in Ho Chi Minh City right now is Cuc Gach Cafe. Keep reading »

I teach English on Skype: My way to earn money online

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Digital nomadism is one of the recent world trends. Many people want to travel, work online and earn money. It is a great option for those, who are tired with the corporate world and want to see and experience more. For a long time I dreamed about working remotely. I wanted to travel and work […]

Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

10 Reasons to Visit Ho Chi Minh City Now

10 Reasons to Visit Ho Chi Minh City Now


Condé Nast Traveler

If you're visiting Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, take the time to visit these ten hot spots, spanning cafes, historic buildings, and temples.

How to survive gecko-land

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Being a mum of a newborn means long hours of having the baby attached to your chest as she nurses or sleeps (especially if you ...

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.

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.

Should I go to Thailand Now?

by Internetfellas @ Travel – Saigon Cafe

Visiting Thailand is always an adventure, but sometimes, due to rain, politics or economic crashes, you get opportunities to see situations that you might not have planned.

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10 Things You Do Not Want To Miss When In Ho Chi Minh - KLOOK

10 Things You Do Not Want To Miss When In Ho Chi Minh - KLOOK


KLOOK

From authentic Vietnamese cuisine to its participation in one of the biggest battles in history, Ho Chi Minh City has so much to offer and here's why

Christmas in Northern Ireland

by Fanfan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

We have spent the past 4 years documenting the various cultures of Asia, yet to date we haven’t shared much about the other side...

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How to find an apartment in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai is the most popular location for expats in the north of Thailand. It is full of hostels, hotels and apartment buildings, which are available to rent in different prices. A room in a condominium can cost only 4,000 Baht per month, plus bills. But how to find an apartment in Chiang Mai if […]

SEE TEFL course interview with Hailey from America

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

A few months ago, I visited SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai to take a look at their brand-new school building in Chiang Mai. SEE TEFL is, of course, the TEFL school I attended when I arrived in Thailand around four years ago to get trained to become an English teacher. During my visit, I had […]

Travel Guide to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A Two-day Itinerary – Villa Song

by Lan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

Villa Song Hotel Saigon is featured in WanderLuxe’s Travel Guide to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A Two-day Itinerary – as the main accommodation on their exploring journey. “The once war-torn Saigon — renamed unofficially to Ho Chi Minh City in honour of their late leader — is now comparable to the metropolitan giants like Bangkok […]

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Best coffee shops in San Francisco for serious coffee fanatics

by Kristin O'Connell @ Urban Adventures

Good coffee is a way of life in San Francisco. It can be a leisurely affair — a way for city dwellers to slow down and savour the sweet nectar of coffee beans. Most of the places on our list of favourites below have what some may view as drawbacks:...

Tea time: Tao Dan Park Bird Cafe, Saigon, Vietnam

Tea time: Tao Dan Park Bird Cafe, Saigon, Vietnam


Eat. Travel. Blog: Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

Tao Dan Park 110Bis, Nguyễn Du, Bến Thành, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) This café stop on our last morning in Saigon was probably the highlight of our time in Saigon. Another suggestion fr…

Go Wild in Mayo along the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

The stunning region of Mayo (situated on Ireland’s western seaboard) is renowned for its remote, wild landscapes and spectacular coasts along the Wild Atlantic Way. In this article I’m going to take you through some of the best things to see and do along the Wild Atlantic Way. Perfect setting....

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The Ultimate Guide To Cafes In The East Of Singapore – 31 Cafes To Explore

by Julee Ooi @ ladyironchef

If there is one thing to be envious about those who live in the East, it is their close proximity to some of the best cafes in Singapore. As much as the rest of the population would hate to admit … Continue reading

Summer Packing List – All You Ever Need for Every Summer Holiday!

by Isabel Leong @ Bel Around The World

It’s holiday time again! Then again, when is it NOT holiday time? Imagine this – you’ve booked your flights to your ideal island where the sun is abundant. Somewhere in the islands in Southeast Asia, Fiji, the Carribean islands or Maldives. You’ve booked all your accommodations. You’ve even planned where to eat at! But, as […]

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10 Easy DIY Korean Cocktails – All You Need Is A Convenience Store

by @ KLOOK

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Become your own Korean mixologist! Source: thekimchronicles.com In Korea, it’s a norm to sit outside a convenience store (known locally as ‘CVS’), like Family Mart ...

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The Travel Cafe, 139 Westminster Bridge Road SE1 7HR

The Travel Cafe, 139 Westminster Bridge Road SE1 7HR


London SE1

The Travel Cafe, London SE1 7HR: contact details, location and user reviews.

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.)

Budget Travellers or Cheapskates?

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

This is probably a bit contentious but today I am going to write about the plethora of stories that are cropping up on social media ...

Travel Diary: Saigon, Vietnam - STACIE FLINNER

Travel Diary: Saigon, Vietnam - STACIE FLINNER


STACIE FLINNER

After Phu Quoc we flew to Ho Chi Minh City, still commonly referred to as Saigon by the locals. I read The Quiet American by Graham Greene last fall as was excited to visit the city of romance and intrigue depicted in his book. While Saigon’s recent development has transformed the city’s skyline there are...Continue Reading

5 Of The Best Dressed Destinations To Get Your Freak On This Halloween

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Halloween or All Hallows Eve is by far our favorite annual celebration. Traditionally a Pagan turned Christian holiday for remembering the dead, today Halloween is a fully fledged festival treading the fine line between fun and fearsome. It’s a wonderful holiday that encourages people to embrace creativity, let go of your inhibitions and celebrate inner fears. Here’s Haute Culture’s top five global Halloween parties on our blood filled bucket list.  1. GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE, NEW YORK CITY, USA The NYC Halloween parade is the biggest in the world. Sexuality, politics and pop culture infuse through many of the costume designs and all combine to create a hedonistic spectacle of epic proportions. This year, 60,000 participants are expected to attend. The 2016 parade included a papier mache Trump, whilst the 2001 parade was themed ‘Phoenix Rising’. A phoenix puppet led the parade to represent the strength of New Yorkers in the wake of 9/11. A troupe of dancing rod-puppet skeletons always lead the way, dancing through the streets of the city for one day of the year, celebrating the life and soul of NYC.  31st October 2017 http://halloween-nyc.com/ 2. DIA DE MUERTOS, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO. Whilst The Day of the Dead is […]

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What to Do in Gold Coast If You’re Not a Fan of Beaches

by Danny Lau @ travel 3Sixty°

The golden-hued sandy paradise is the main draw of Gold Coast in Australia. But what…

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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.

Overnight in Saigon: Your 2 to 3 day Travel Guide to the City - The Fat Kid Inside

Overnight in Saigon: Your 2 to 3 day Travel Guide to the City - The Fat Kid Inside


The Fat Kid Inside

Overnight is a travel and food show for today’s traveler and we’ve been working on this web series for 4 months now. In today’s time hungry world, people want to try and experience so much in so little time. In fact, we discovered that most people travelling around Asia would spend on average 36 to...Read more

A short guide to Had Rin

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Had Rin is a small town, located on thee beautiful island of Koh Phangan, in the south of Thailand. It is mostly famous for its full moon parties – monthly events, frequented by thousands of young people looking for cheap booze, loud music and good fun. I have been coming to Had Rin every year […]

The Tomb of Lê Văn Duyệt

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

One of Vietnam's most cherished military heroes, Lê Văn Duyệt, is buried alongside his wife at a temple in Saigon's Bình Thạnh district. Constructed after the marshal's death in 1830, this religious complex provides an attractive place of quiet, in the middle of an otherwise chaotic neighborhood.

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Here’s Why You’ll Be Seeing #LightToNightSG On Your Instagram Feed Very Soon

by @ KLOOK

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 Light up your night! Singapore’s cityscape comes alive during Art Week in a beautiful display of colours! For a limited time only Singapore’s art belt ...

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Get to know my story and become an online English teacher!

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

6:30 am in Chiang Mai. I am slowly dragging myself out of bed. It’s my second week of working in Thailand and I’m slowly beginning to think what I should do next. Is it worth looking for another job? Another school? Maybe it’s time to go back to England? I look at Chris, who is […]

17 Must Eat Food in Hong Kong

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

Hong Kong offers a stunning arrays of delicacy from street food to Michelin Star Rated Restaurants, visitors are spoilt for choices available. Feel free to check out our 20 Must Visit Hong Kong Attractions, 12 Must [...]

20 Craft Beer Places In Singapore For Nights Out With The Lads

by Editorial @ ladyironchef

Here’s to all with an undying love and passion for alcohol, in particular, beer. This addictive alcoholic beverage complements so many cuisines and it never fails to perk you up after a long and tiring day at work. It is … Continue reading

Trứng Vịt Lộn (Half-hatched duck egg)

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Foreign travelers have a sort of love-hate relationship with “trung vit lon” which is known as the Vietnamese version of the famous “balut” egg in Philippines. You can literally find this food in every city across the country. Vietnamese people eat “trung vit lon” for breakfast and night snack. It’s loved and very popular for …

72 hours in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with Malaysia Airlines

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Explore Kuala Lumpur, one of the most developed and fascinating capital cities in Asia. Is it all possible to visit within 72 hours? You must think I’m crazy! You’d probably be right, but taking one of Malaysia Airlines’ twice daily flights from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur International Airport actually....

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Must-see attractions in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Must-see attractions in Ho Chi Minh City   It’s a big world out of there- so big that it can be daunting to decide what destinations to visit in the course of a lifetime. From natural wonders to man-made masterpieces, from wildlife to cityscapes, the choices are seemingly endless. Don’t let indecision let you down, […]

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A Walk Along the Thị Nghè Canal

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

Running along a curvy, eight-kilometer course which defines the northern border of central Saigon, the Thị Nghè Canal is an attractive waterway lined with sidewalks and exercise equipment. A walk along either side of the canal is one of the most pleasant and popular ways to spend an evening in Saigon.

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Cairns, Australia for Adventure Seekers

by Isabel Leong @ Bel Around The World

Cairns is an intrepid traveller’s paradise. Located in tropical North Queensland, this little city is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, providing the perfect venue for adventure activities. To the east, the coral sea stretches out to the horizon, where the Great Barrier Reef provides amazing diving and snorkelling opportunities. To the west, rainforest covered mountains […]

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Kazo – Taiwanese Kazu Kazu, Lava Polo Buns And ‘Sexy’ Matcha Latte Bottles, At Chinatown Point

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

Taiwanese Bakery Kazo has opened at Chinatown Point (nearer Hong Lim Food Centre side), offering a selection of Polo Buns, Cream Puffs, and Kazu Kazu which are long choux pastries. The brand is supposedly popular in Taiwan, with a different name of Nichifu 日芙洋菓子 with stores in Taichung. (My Taiwanese friends have never heard of it though.) Having just returned from Taiwan, I was inevitably curious towards Kazo and its products. Offerings included Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50 for 2 scoops, $3.80 for 1), Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00), Crispy Cream Puff ($1.80), Kazu Kazu ($3.50), Cheese Tart ($3.00 for original, $3.20 for chocolate or matcha) and Kazoman Beverages ($3.00 – $3.50). This is like many things trending / instagrammable all in one store. The Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50) could remind some of Hokkaido Ice Cream Puff, in which you could choose from Hokkaido Cream, Matcha, and Chocolate. The former boosted a more crusty puff pastry and creamier quality ice cream, but lacked of that buttery fragrance. While I wished I could eat the Polo with my hands (like how the photos featured). In reality, the ice cream would start dripping within seconds and scooping from the provided plastic box would be cleaner. I was curious how the Kazu Kazu would match up with the famous Japan’s Zaku Zaku – which by the way has opened in Taipei and ‘inspired’ many other versions. This Kazu Kazu had a firmer crusty outer layer which I did not mind, though its filling of Hokkaido cream was mild and pale in comparison. My sense is the Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00) could land up being its most popular item, as local consumers are still fascinated by the idea of flowing lava. Mine was indeed very molten. Though I suspect some might come...

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The Manhattan FISH MARKET – Our Childhood Favourite Introduces CNY Prosperity Treats

by ladyironchef @ ladyironchef

With over 70 outlets across the world, The Manhattan FISH MARKET certainly needs no further introduction in Singapore. This casual seafood restaurant chain is not one to disappoint when it comes to mouthwatering American-style seafood dishes at very affordable prices. Drawing inspiration … Continue reading

4 awesome rooftop bars in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai is a place where it’s good to slow down and relax. During the day you can spend your time shopping in various boutiques and malls, or drink coffee in a beautiful and stylish cafe. And when the sun sets you can head to one of the bars in the city and mingle with […]

The Philosophy of Thai Food

by Internetfellas @ Saigon Cafe

Thai cooking is very different than modern western cooking. Where in western cooking (particularly baking) ingredients are measured exactly, Thai cooking is much more lenient.

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Saigon Cafe from £13. Mui Ne Inns - KAYAK

Saigon Cafe from £13. Mui Ne Inns - KAYAK


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Find the best deal for the Saigon Cafe in Mui Ne on KAYAK. View 73 reviews, 0 photos and compare deals for this inn.

Very Ngon Homewares

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

When Lise Nguyen-Owen came to Vietnam in 2008 to volunteer at a non-governmental organisation, she noticed a disturbing dearth of tea towels. Then she discovered ...

Meet Phil, the man behind Thailand’s #1 TEFL website

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Before I moved to Thailand I had done a lot of research about the country and teaching opportunities. I was a complete newbie. All I knew was that I really wanted to live in the Land of Smiles. I had no idea how much a teacher could earn, how to find a job and what […]

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

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Street Art in Hua Hin, Thailand

by Kirsty @ Kathmandu & Beyond

Finding street art and graffiti at an abandoned building in southern Thailand We could have been relaxing on the beach with a book or paddling in the waves, but instead we went looking for abandoned buildings and street art. Known as Thailand’s royal resort, Hua Hin lies about three hours south of Bangkok and is […]

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Top 5 Places to Get a Tattoo in Ho Chi Minh City

by Vi Bi @ The Christina's Blog

Tattoos once had a stigma in Vietnamese culture. It was considered as something only mafia or bad people had done to their bodies. But nowadays, having a tattoo is a common thing internationally, and it has become the case here in Vietnam. People with receptive minds accept it and local creatives bring this art to […]

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Grantourismo – Villa Song Saigon as one of best boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh city

by Lan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

Villa Song Hotel Saigon was picked as one of best boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh city by travel and food writer and photographer Lara Dunston and Terence Carter. See full post on Grantourismo website’ s Best Ho Chi Minh city boutique hotels from chic city stays to riverside retreats.

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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.

Our 2017 Travel Review in Photographs

by Kirsty @ Kathmandu & Beyond

And a preview of what’s on our travel agenda for 2018 Oops, we did it again! On not slowing down… 2017 saw us pass our 9-year travelversary but didn’t see us slow down very much! We stayed in a handful of places for a week which, to be honest, is quite an achievement for us!  […]

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Textile Tribes of Vietnam: The Ha Nhi’s Traditional Textiles & Rapunzel-esque Hair

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

The Ha Nhi are one of the most decoratively dressed but elusive ethnic groups in Vietnam. The various sub groups that encompass this diverse culture reside in mud clad houses, sloping up the mountain sides of Lao Cai and Lai Chau. Each Ha Nhi village dons differently styled traditional attire, showcasing a multitude of textile skills across the region.  In 2017 Haute Culture visited the Ha Nhi of Y Ti village numerous times and built relationships with artisans there. Together, we developed a textile workshop for our annual Hill Tribe Textile Tour of Vietnam. In Y Ti, the residents wear a unique black cotton ensemble meticulously appliquéd with motifs made of coloured cording and a stunning head dress braided from black acrylic yarn and real human hair.  Who are the Ha Nhi The Ha Nhi are a collective of different ethnic sub groups living in the north of Vietnam. They speak their own language, which is said to be similar to the Akha people living in Thailand and Laos. Before 1986, the Ha Nhi were known to farm poppies for the opium trade. The Vietnamese government have since illegalised the trade, so they now live off the rice they grow on their terraces and keep […]

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8 reasons why you should become an Online English Teacher

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

When I started working as an online English teacher I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew that it was going to be better than working at a school, or for a big corporation. I wanted to be independent and wanted to be my own boss. So, I took the leap and I have […]

The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

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.

Photo of the Day: January 14, 2018

Photo of the Day: January 14, 2018

by Greg Caggiano @ Eating New Jersey

Two things I never have…both in one shot! But seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi on opening day last month called for it.

The Winter Crossing to Hokkaido

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

We travelled from Honshu to Hokkaido by train during what we expected to be the busiest time of the year. We were travelling for...

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Photo of the Day: January 11, 2018

Photo of the Day: January 11, 2018

by Greg Caggiano @ Eating New Jersey

We have a double-shot for today’s “Photo of the Day”. Our Jazz Nights at the museum are BYOB. I thought it would be nice to bring along a little Woodford Reserve. A few of us promptly killed what was left before moving on to the star of the show: Wild Turkey bourbon out of a...

9 Must Visit Xian Attractions & Travel Guide

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

1. Terracotta Army of Qin Dynasty (兵马俑) The Terracotta Army was discovered by pleasant farmers in 1974 which led to one of the most magnificent ancient tomb discovery in human history. Emperor Qin unified China [...]

Top 30 Travel Tips for Paris

by Neha Saxena @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

Paris is one city that everyone wants to visit. I thought a popular destination like Paris would be simple to explore but I had to do a lot of research prior to my trip, so here are some tips for Paris that will make your trip planning easier: #1: Pick winter over summer – Paris […]

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Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel – Junior Suite

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel is one of our favourite 5 star hotel in Bangkok. The hotel is primely located in the heart of Sukhumvit, 5 mins walk from Phrom Phong BTS Station and EmQuartier mall [...]

The Patchwork World of Thảo Điền - Saigon Travel Blog

The Patchwork World of Thảo Điền - Saigon Travel Blog


Saigon For 91 Days

What do you get when you cross foreign hipsters, the newly-wealthy, and regular Vietnamese folks: Thảo Điền, in District 2.

Balancing The Two Sides

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

Am I the only person who seemingly has two sides to her personality that are in constant conflict with one another? I remember the...

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Trekking to Wat Pha Lat in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Wat Pha Lat, also known as Wat Sakithaka, is a small gem on the map of Chiang Mai. This quiet temple is hidden in the forest and is very often omitted by travellers, who head straight to the nearby Wat Phra That Doi Suthep – one of the most famous temples in the north of […]

On the Camino de Santiago, a €1 pin was the best souvenir I’ve ever bought

by Cindy Young @ Urban Adventures

I had just finished walking 800 kilometres of the Camino de Santiago across Spain. It was my second Camino, and I wanted something to bring back to Australia. People who have walked the Camino often wear a scallop shell, both to commemorate their journey, and also to identify themselves to...

Quick and Fuss-Free Guide to Bintan, Indonesia

by Isabel Leong @ Bel Around The World

Let’s face it. As Singaporeans, we’re always swamped with piling amounts of work that sometimes we need a quick weekend break, free from any worries. There are so many possible destinations that you can consider, but for me, one the most convenient locations has definitely got to be Bintan. Nestled just an hour away from […]

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Where to break the journey between Singapore and Penang, Malaysia

by Kirsty @ Kathmandu & Beyond

Interesting places to visit when travelling from Thailand to Singapore We’ll be the first to admit that we’ve somewhat overlooked Malaysia these past few years. As a destination that both of us visited frequently in our early years of backpacking in South East Asia, it’s a bit ‘been there, done that’ for us. I will […]

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What I Wore on Instagram – Vol. III

by stacieflinner @ STACIE FLINNER

One of the great things about living out of a suitcase for a year is you only carry the things that you absolutely love with you. Since we love walking around cities and were focused on holiday markets and outdoor adventures I packed three statement coats. During the winter months I always feel as if...

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Living in Krakow as an expat: pros and cons

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

When we decided to move to Poland I knew that I wanted to live in Krakow. I had visited the city a couple of times before and I thought it was a magical, lovely place, full of history and a lively international expat scene. We have been here for over 4 months. Living in Krakow was […]

Moving to Chiang Mai: How much money do you need for the start?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

If after visiting Chiang Mai you started thinking that it would be a great place to move to for a little while, or you want to become a teacher here and stay in the north of Thailand longer, then you must be wondering how much money you need, so moving to Chiang Mai wouldn’t be […]

All you need to know about Thai spirit houses

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Thailand is a country, where Buddhist philosophy blends with mysticism and superstitions. Faithful gather in golden temples to pray to Buddha statutes and offer money and food to different gods to get rid of misfortunes and attract good luck. Thais are very superstitious and they strongly believe in ghosts and mystic energy, which is everywhere and […]

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Rothenburg ob der Tauber

by stacieflinner @ STACIE FLINNER

On the 10th Country of Christmas, David and I arrived in Rothenberg ob der Tauber, Germany – a town I had first heard of through my friend Tiffany, whom we visited in Oxford, and it was one of the most anticipated visits of our Christmas tour. We picked up a winterized SUV outside of Munich,...

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Society Café & Lounge just opened in Dubai and is way too Instagrammable!

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

This place is ideal for catch-up with friends and working on you laptop under the daylight The service is good The food you need to order are the delicious looking croissants We loved the decor, so Instagram...

Join Photography Contest with Vietnam Visa Easy to get BIG prizes

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

We are proudly presenting to you our very first Photography Contest: Together We Travel the World. Share your most beautiful travelling moments of you and your loved ones to win many presents from Vietnam Visa Easy! What are you waiting for? Join us now to get big prizes! From 7th September to 14th September, all you …

Boracay On A Budget – USD 303 for a 5D4N!

by Isabel Leong @ Bel Around The World

Seeing how the popularity of beaches and Philippines is rising, I speak with Sarah, who has recently made a trip there and amazed us with how little she spent on this touristy island called Boracay! Read on to find out how you can spend only USD 303 on a 5D4N trip to Boracay! I’ve always […]

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Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

What to do in Dubai – the ultimate winter sun holiday escape

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

When the British forecast is a bit frozen for the foreseeable future, why not consider an escape from the cold of winter in the UK to the heat of Dubai? This useful guide will give you some tips on how to best enjoy Dubai in the sun, and also give....

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One Day in Da Nang: The Essential Guide

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

My digital nomad life led me to Da Nang – one of the rapidly developing cities in Vietnam. I chose it mostly because it was by the sea and the internet was supposed to be good. I expected it to be different than Thailand, but I didn’t expect it to be so fascinating and beautiful. […]

The Best Blogs to Follow for Cheap Flights

by Dan Foster @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

Here at RouteSalad we are often asked how to find cheap flights online. In reality, it’s all about keeping up to date with travel websites and blogs to hear about all the deals! Here are my favourite travel blogs to follow if you want to book cheap flight deals from the UK. My favourite blogs for cheap flights Secret Flying […]

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Clark, The Lesser Known Gem of Philippines

by Isabel Leong @ Bel Around The World

The Philippines is perhaps one of the most unique countries geographically, as it comprises of over 7,000 islands! Whenever people think about travelling to the Philippines, cities such as Palawan, Boracay and Cebu may come to mind first, but Clark is another city perfect for business or leisure. Whether it’s your first time or nth […]

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Kathmandu Street Art: A Photoessay

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

Over the years, I’ve grown to love street art – the quirkier and more thought-provoking, the better. I admire how it can completely transform...

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The Ketogenic Diet: Does it Work?

by romer.estrada @ The Fat Kid Inside

The Keto Diet Works! But… Just last year, I have been regularly hearing a lot about the Ketogenic Diet, more commonly known as Keto, being paraded by various health personalities in several foreign media outlets as a miracle weight-loss method. Numerous testimonials and endorsements have soon sprouted like wild mushrooms among people who have gained...

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15 Must Visit Sydney Attractions and Travel Guide

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

Apart from Sydney attractions, you might be interested in this related article – 15 Must Visit Melbourne Attractions. 1. Sydney Opera House Sydney Opera House is one of the most distinctive multi venue performing arts [...]

12 Must Visit Macau Attractions & Travel Guide

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

Before reading on, you might be interested in these related articles – 16 Must Eat Food in Macau, 20 Must Visit Hong Kong Attractions & 15 Must Eat Food in Hong Kong. 1. Ruins of St [...]

Australia’s Spectacular Road Trip Sights!

by Isabel Leong @ Bel Around The World

The year-end holidays are fast approaching and I know many of you, including me, are itching to get on the next flight out! As I was browsing through Facebook, an article caught my eye – “Have the best road trip of your life!” I’ve done a road trip in New Zealand in the winter of […]

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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 guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Relax at the best bars in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Relax at the best bars in Ho Chi Minh City   After a long hard week at work, one of the best things to do is spend either Friday night or Saturday night out. There is tendency for the young to go to the bars to chill out, grab a drink and relax in Ho […]

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A small souvenir that holds big memories of Morocco

by Olivia Saunders @ Urban Adventures

Before returning to New Zealand in 2016, my partner and I spent a number of years seeing as much of the globe as we could, with the time and money we had available. We had been living in Birmingham for two years before our visas ran out, at which point...

Life and work in Thailand: Q&A

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

I receive many emails from you asking about life and work in Thailand. I am always happy to get messages from my readers and discuss different, travel – related things. However, some questions repeat themselves and that’s why I always refer you to my blog. I’ve decided that I would gather all questions and answers […]

KeepGo: Idiot Proof Roaming

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

I’m not saying that my parents are idiots, but when it comes to smartphones, they kind of are. As my dad has never in...

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Com tho ga – claypot chicken rice

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

According to the worldwide web, cooking in unglazed pots has been around since Roman times, or 27BC. Cooking rice in claypots is also thousands of ...

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Indochine week promotion

by Yega Thiyagarajan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

Villa Song Saigon is very happy to welcome you back to our newly renovated hotel and restaurant, from 1st October 2016 onwards, with a special food promotion that showcases Vietnamese and International culinary talents, coupled with the freshest produce that Vietnam has to offer.   New and exciting dishes such as Wok-Fried Nha Trang Tiger […]

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16 Coffee Shops In Raffles Place For Your Morning Coffee Runs

by Alvin T @ ladyironchef

In today’s hectic work environment, coffee has become an essential part of our lives. Like most people, we wake up feeling grumpy and prepare for work in a haze of lethargy. But the aroma of coffee will instantly wake us up; … Continue reading

BonBon Residences: Our Home in Saigon

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

For our 91-day trips around the world, there is no decision so critical as the apartment in which we'll be based. And I imagine that's especially the case in Saigon, where neighborhoods can be too loud, too touristy, and either too far or too close to the center. Happily, we couldn't have found a better home than BonBon Residences.

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Oasia Hotel Novena – Hotel Review

by Isabel Leong @ Bel Around The World

Whenever we think of the Central Business District, a busy slew of workaholics come to mind. The idea of a restful holiday in the Central Business District of Singapore may seem oxymoronic, but Far East Hospitality has made this a reality with Oasia Hotel Novena. Similar to the Oasia Hotel Downtown, Oasia Hotel Novena has […]

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Colmar, France

by stacieflinner @ STACIE FLINNER

So many of you mentioned that Colmar was a must for a tour of Christmas Markets around Europe, that we decided we had to go out of our way to visit. And so, after a night in Rothernberg ob der Tauber, and a quick hop through The Netherlands and Luxembourg (David’s idea. “Why not stop...

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10 Cheeky Staycations To Take In Japan This Valentine’s Day

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Not your usual staycation Valentine’s day is just around the corner and if you’re lucky enough to be spending it in Japan, treat your loved ...

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Tamay’s Textile Workshops, Ta Phin Village, Sapa, Vietnam.

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Are you captivated by the stunning traditional dress of the Red Dao hill tribe people? Would you like to learn more about their symbolic motifs, complex embroidery and elaborate embellishment? Come and immerse yourself in a one on one workshop with Tamay and friends. Nestled high in the hills of Ta Phin village, just 20 minutes drive from Sa Pa town. During you workshop you will… Hear about the significance of textile skills in Red Dao culture today. Discover the meaning behind the symbolic motifs used in the elaborate stitches. Get the opportunity to study various items of the Red Dao traditional dress up close, such as; the coat, trousers, jewelry and children’s hats. Participate in either a hand embroidery, natural dyeing or embellishment workshop with Tamay by your side helping you every step of the way. Who is this textile workshop for? This amazing workshop is suitable for anyone interested in fashion, textiles and ethnic culture.  It will give you real insight and appreciation into the amount of creativity and skills required to maintain this invaluable aspect of Red Dao culture. How to Book Prices start at 800.000 VND per person, per day (5 hours), including all materials and […]

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Shopping in Chiang Mai: The Best Markets, Boutiques and Malls

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

One of the reasons why tourists visit Chiang Mai is shopping. The city is known mainly because of the Sunday and Saturday markets and the Night Bazaar, which spread across the main streets. These are usually very busy and crowded affairs. It is worth going to one of them to see the great selection of […]

Photo of the Day: January 13, 2017

Photo of the Day: January 13, 2017

by Greg Caggiano @ Eating New Jersey

Is there anything better than coming in out of the cold (17 degrees) and being met with a nice, hot Massaman curry? Especially when prepared at Kunya Siam.

5 Meals You Won’t Believe You Can Get For RM5 And Less

by @ KLOOK

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Big on taste but little in cost Would you believe us if we told you that you can enjoy a decent meal or dessert for ...

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(PROMO) 35% OFF IST Malaysia Diving Equipments

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

Diving is one of my bucket list to achieve hopefully in 2018 as swimming with whale sharks have always been my travel target. While doing research on diving gears, I was recommended to IST. IST [...]

Summer hot deal 2017: Stay 4, Save 25%

by Lan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

This summer, treat yourself to a luxurious stay at our boutique hotel and enjoy all the fun and excitement of a vacation in beautiful Saigon with our great deal: Book a minimum of 4  consecutive nights from April 1 to October 31, 2017 to save 25% on your room rate! We are also offering extra benefits for […]

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Ladies Who Rock: Katie Jones, Copywriter and Digital Nomad

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Katie is another strong, independent woman, who decided to pursue her career as a digital nomad. She lives in exotic places, such as Bali and Chiang Mai, and works remotely. She also helps Flylancer – a company that dedicates its work to building a strong community of digital nomads around the world – to develop […]

My Top 5 Movies of 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Falling in love with Dorset at The Summer Lodge + Acorn Inn

by stacieflinner @ STACIE FLINNER

We initially came to Dorset to see the stunning Jurassic Coast and the equally stunning Summer Lodge (pictured above) en route to Cornwall. But we quickly decided to turn our overnight stop into a four day stay, over which we absolutely fell in love with Dorset and the tiny town of Evershot. I first learned...

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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.

Home sweet home: Find your dream place in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

The first thing which you need to do when you come to live in Thailand is to find a good place to stay. It’s a stressful process for those, who want to settle here for the first time, but despite what you might think, finding an apartment, or a house in the Land of Smiles […]

Welcome to the World’s First MUJI Hotel in Shenzhen

by Irvin Hanni @ travel 3Sixty°

Have you ever walked around a MUJI store and wished you could live inside it? Let’s book a flight to Shenzhen, then!

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2017 Summer Saving Promotion: 20% discount off published rate!

by Lan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

Book direct with us and save up to 20% off published room rates this summer! Start your next journey at Villa Song with our Summer Saving Promotion: 20% discount off published rate for bookings from 1st April to 31st October 2017.  Additional benefits when booking direct with us. 25% discount off any Spa treatment a complimentary […]

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Tạm Biệt, Saigon!

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

Noise, pollution, rats, cockroaches, insane traffic, incessant honking, unhygienic street kitchens, non-stop construction, and drunken singers who belt out horrible karaoke late into the night... Saigon has all of this and more! So how is it possible, that Jürgen and I enjoyed our 91 days here so completely?

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4 Oasia Hotels & Serviced Residences – Your Next Favourite Stay Awaits

by ladyironchef @ ladyironchef

In light of our hectic, mundane 9-to-5 work lives, often we find ourselves yearning to jet off for a vacation. A beach holiday in Bali perhaps, or even a romantic European tour with our other half. Sadly, there are times … Continue reading

Heng Hua Restaurant – A Hidden Gem In Yishun Serving Traditional Heng Hwa Dishes

by Fion Lee @ ladyironchef

While Yishun is known for making strange news headlines regularly, some good does exist in this bizarre neighbourhood. Nestled amongst HDB flats in Yishun, Heng Hua Restaurant is a hidden gem which serves authentic Heng Hwa delights and a wide … Continue reading

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.

Review: Nomad B&B Hostel Kuching, Borneo

by Verity Park @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

Verity shares her memories of Nomad B&B Hostel Kuching – cheap accommodation for students in Kuching, Malaysia, Borneo. RouteSalad Recommended for students and budget travellers visiting Kuching and South East Asia! Welcome to Kuching “Verity, please!” Hannah gasped. “My back hurts, my shoes are cutting even further into my blisters and all I want is […]

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Brixen im Thale, Austria

by stacieflinner @ STACIE FLINNER

Since the very beginning of our trip, David and I hoped to spend the holidays cozied up in a mountain chalet in the Alps. Finding a ski-in-ski-out cabin was a lot harder than expected, and while we knew they existed from our October road trip through the Alps, we later learned that most of these...

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5 Signs Your Training Efforts Are Failing

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

We have again gone full circle… a new year has started… what does 2018 hold for you? Is this going to be the year you ...

Photo of the Day: January 16, 2018

Photo of the Day: January 16, 2018

by Greg Caggiano @ Eating New Jersey

You may use the hashtag #coldwintersnight.

Photography in Bhutan

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

Bhutan is a photographer’s paradise. I have been a photography lover since high school, and taking photos on my travels around the world has been a serious hobby of mine for as long as I...

How to day trip by train from Bern: Interlaken, Grindelwald & Thun

How to day trip by train from Bern: Interlaken, Grindelwald & Thun

by Jess Carey @ Eat. Travel. Blog: Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

In the course of our trip planning, I spent many hours trawling through travel blogs and websites, trying to find the most helpful information I could, in order to plan the best trip possible. For the most part, that wasn’t too hard, but when it came to Switzerland, I honestly had no idea. We wanted … Continue reading How to day trip by train from Bern: Interlaken, Grindelwald & Thun

The End Or A New Beginning?

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

There’s no real need for me to state the obvious, but I’m going to do it anyway – it’s been a while. It always...

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Photo of the Day: January 15, 2018

Photo of the Day: January 15, 2018

by Greg Caggiano @ Eating New Jersey

Could you believe I had Chipotle for the first time just a few weeks ago? Somehow, I managed to avoid it for years. Pictured is a half-eaten veggie burrito which was actually very good. Well, good in  a way that blows Taco Bell out of the water. Spicy and oh-so filling.

Nostalgia at Belfast Christmas Market

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

As far as Christmas Markets go, Belfast really isn’t that bad, where it’s found under a fancy backdrop at Belfast City Hall, and when...

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15 Bangkok Hotels That Are Not Only Cheap But Also Chic

by @ KLOOK

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No need to cramp your style at these accommodations! Sawasdee, fellow travellers! If you’ve been to Bangkok, you’ve probably left a piece of yourself in ...

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Bird Cafe in Tao Dan Park, Saigon in Vietnam | Travel Photography

Bird Cafe in Tao Dan Park, Saigon in Vietnam | Travel Photography


Kathmandu & Beyond

Bird Cafe in Tao Dan Park is an oasis of green in the heart of Saigon; locals come to show off their prized birds and enjoy the morning air and socialise.

Long Neck Village: One of the worst attractions in Northern Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

There are attractions in Thailand that I would never want to see. These include so called tiger kingdoms, where wild cats are drugged and forced to pose for photos with tourists, or places where elephants are trained to paint pictures or ride bicycles. I wouldn’t visit them because mass tourism is distasteful, but also because […]

The best western food in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

If there’s one thing in the world everyone can mutually agree on it’s this: Thai food is delicious! And while every tourist who visits Thailand to devour pizza, steak and other western dishes should be ashamed of themselves – as an expat it’s good to know where to go when that craving for western food […]

SEE TEFL Course Interview with Mandy from Mexico

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

A few months ago, I visited SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai to take a look at their brand-new school building in Chiang Mai. SEE TEFL is of course the TEFL school I attended when I arrived in Thailand around four years ago to get trained to become an English teacher. During my visit I had […]

Quaich Bar – Whisky Bar With Over 500 Types of Whiskies From Around The World

by Cheryl Chong @ ladyironchef

Established in 2006, Quaich Bar is the first whisky bar in Singapore which houses more than 500 whiskies, of which 95% are sourced from boutique distilleries in Scotland. It is quintessentially a heaven on earth for all whisky lovers. Many … Continue reading

A souvenir that lasts – 5 tips on getting tattooed while travelling

A souvenir that lasts – 5 tips on getting tattooed while travelling

by Jess Carey @ Eat. Travel. Blog: Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

This is such a touchy subject, and one I’ve actually really been looking forward to writing about. Getting tattooed, while you’re travelling overseas. The irony of this is that “overseas” is different for us all. I live in Melbourne. Maybe you live in London. Or Rome. Or Seattle. Or Vancouver. Does that mean that you, … Continue reading A souvenir that lasts – 5 tips on getting tattooed while travelling

The AO Show at the Saigon Opera House

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

Built in 1897 by French architect Eugène Ferret, the Saigon Opera House is one of the most spectacular pieces of colonial architecture in the city. It’s worth visiting even if you’re not going to catch a performance, but we can recommend the AO Show, put on by the Luna Production Company.

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Holiday Colourful Party Dips

by Phei Yee Yap @ The Fat Kid Inside

With the holiday season upon us, family and friends gatherings come thick and fast at this time of the year. Whether you are visiting or hosting, I find that having a simple and yet impressive set of dips will always make party preparation much easier. Serve the dips with different types of crackers and breads,...

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The best places for some tea and pastries in Kuala Lumpur that the Queen would approve

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

This post is brought to you by Traveloka  When you are in Kuala Lumpur but you’ve covered everything this city has to offer, all its touristic attractions and glory, what else can you do? If you are a person who enjoys their siesta time with the perfect cup of English tea and some scones to […]

Thai charities that are worth supporting

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Thailand is an amazing country. Its culture, people, food and weather attract millions of visitors every year. Only here you can sip on an exotic cocktail while laying on a beautiful, paradise – like beach one day and trekking in the mountains, meeting minority tribes and learning how to cook the next day. Holidays in Thailand […]

It’s Back! Super Cheap Return Flights to Barcelona with British Airways £67

by Dan Foster @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

One of our favourite airlines, British Airways, is offering the chance to fly to Barcelona, Spain, for just £67 return! This is a great price for a top airline like BA. If you’ve always wanted to visit Catalonia, now’s your chance! Book your flights to Barcelona, Spain Reserve Cheap Barcelona Hostels This awesome city is […]

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Tasty food spots and cute cafes in Saigon, Vietnam

Tasty food spots and cute cafes in Saigon, Vietnam


Travel Dave

You will have your day set out for you if you make it your mission to try all of the flavours Vietnamese food has to offer.

23 Things To Do In Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City): Top Attractions!

23 Things To Do In Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City): Top Attractions!


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Discover these 23 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest and busiest city in Vietnam. Don't miss these incredible attractions when you're there!

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.

How to get to Ihwa Mural Village in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Just a ten minutes uphill walk along Seoul city wall near Daehakno district  sits the Ihwa Mural Village. Climbing away from the city, the air clears, the noise stills and suddenly as you reach the very top of Mount Naksan you find a village dedicated to something quite unexpected; street art. Eleven years ago, Ihwa ‘moon village’ (so called because of it’s fantastic hill-side views of the moon) had been destined for destruction, due to it being rather run down and slum-like. Historically, moon villages were homes to the working class, who couldn’t afford housing down in the flatter, central parts of the city. The village was saved in 2006 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, who decided to transform the village as part of their ‘Art in the City’ initiative. Artists selected by the committee were commissioned to design 64 installations under the theme of ‘Mix, Connect and Get Together’. Over the course of six months, 70 painters (including local volunteers, art college students and visiting artists) covered the village from schools to homes, underpasses to stairways, walls, fences and rooftops with beautiful and diverse murals. After having become something of a tourist attraction the once slum-like […]

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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.

12 Reasons Why I Will Always Love Dubai

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

In just under two weeks I’ll be leaving Dubai – yet again. I now joke that I’m like a boomerang when it comes to...

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The Handsome Hanbok & Where to Buy One in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

The Hanbok is the traditional dress of Korea, worn by men and women, rich and poor, across the north and the south for over 1600 years. Throughout this time, its general design was similar to the sloping eaves of the Korean traditional house – the hanok – with a soft division of lines and angles. Throughout the centuries, it’s obviously maintained its popularity for good reason. It’s a garment of pure beauty, synonymous with Korean aesthetics and tradition. Thoroughly theatrical and distinct, it’s hard to not admire the strong visual structure of the hanging sleeves, bulging full-length skirt, floral detailing and pretty bows. Women’s Hanboks are comprised of two elements: the jeogori (cropped blouse) and the chima (skirt). It’s said that the wide curved arms of the jeogori represent the warmth of the embrace of the Korean people, and the wide flowing chima symbolises space and freedom. A sad representation, given the borders that now divide the Korean people. Under neath the dress is special type of (adorable) Hanbok underwear and a petticoat which adds the fullness to the silhouette. The whole look is completed with accessories such as a Norigae (hanging good luck charm) and hair accessories. The loose cut of the style […]

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The 6 Best Shopping Destinations in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Shopping in South Korea is a serious business. In fact, it might seem that all South Korean’s do is shop. But having explored the shopping districts of the city, I can sympathise. The diversity found in Korean design is exhilarating, as are the multitude of markets selling fabrics, haberdashery and handicrafts. There are way too many to mention them all, but these six destinations were particular favourites of mine. Within them I found everything that is integral to contemporary Korean style, from antiques to Hanboks, vintage fashion to cultural crafts, and stylish concept stores to sensational street food. Exploring the city in this style will serve you well. If you love shopping you’re gonna love Seoul, so let yourself get sucked into the mad but exciting consumerist culture that South Korea has to offer. Dongdaemun Market Dongdaemun market is one of the biggest haberdashery and fabric markets that I’ve ever had the joy to visit. There are over 50,000 manufacturers selling wholesale clothing, fabric, trimming and unique fashion items. The maze-like mini-metropolis is spread over two buildings and six floors. Give yourself plenty of time to explore this cave-of-wonders. The crowd here is mixed; expect to bustle your way through […]

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Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

A visit to the most famous markets in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

A visit to the most famous markets in Ho Chi Minh City   Perhaps the last thing you want to do while on vacation is buying groceries or souvenirs. After all, it should be a time of relaxation, a break from your everyday. That is one way to look at it. For me, the market […]

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How To Care For Your Hair When Travelling

by Isabel Leong @ Bel Around The World

Travelling is all fun and games until you realise how neglected your hair can be when you travel from one climate to the next, and you don’t have your best hair care essentials with you. As a result, your mane ends up a messy frizz. I’ve had my fair share of bad hair days, especially […]

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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.

Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit – Seafood Sensation Buffet

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

A trip to Bangkok would not be complete without munching all the yummilicious food Bangkok could offer. On our recent short getaway, we managed to try Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit’s Seafood Sensation Buffet which is [...]

9 places to see in Pai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Pai is a small town in the north of Thailand. For years it’s been popular with yoga, Thai massages, vegetarian cuisine and nature enthusiasts, who value healthy lifestyle and relaxation over the noise and chaos of a city. It was once a favourite hang out place among the hippie crowd and only recently it gained popularity […]

How to become an online English teacher?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

We live in a world where you don’t need to leave your house to be able to go to school. Thanks to the internet and developed technology we can learn whatever we want and wherever we are. We can also teach anywhere, whether it’s a hostel in Thailand or a nice Airbnb apartment in Italy. […]

Amazing gift from VVE on 2017 Thanksgiving

by Helen Queen @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

We are so happy whenever the season of Thanksgiving is fast approaching because we consider this wonderful holiday as the best oppotunity to thank all our valued friends, supporters and clients. To express our sincere thanks for all of your trust and supports, we would love to PRESENT you a beautiful handmade passport holder for …

JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach – Hotel Review

by Isabel Leong @ Bel Around The World

For the longest time ever since this building dominated City Hall, it has always eluded me. If you’re always around City Hall MRT (I am, because my university is just around the corner!), you probably would have noticed this grandiose, awkwardly-shaped building amidst other skyscrapers that is known as South Beach. My birthday present came […]

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Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice 金峰魯肉飯 – Popular Lu Rou Fan Eatery In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice is a well-known eatery (at least among the locals) in Taipei that serves one of the most popular Taiwanese dishes, “Lu Rou Fan” otherwise known as Braised Pork Rice). There are several other places in the Roosevelt Road (Luosifu Lu) neighbourhood that serve braised pork rice, but this hole-in-the-wall dining spot has a reputation for being the best in town. The good news is that this place is budget-friendly with reasonably priced dishes that come in big portions. Keep in mind that there is usually a line in front of Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice, especially during lunch hours. Do not expect too much from the interior, as this place is more like casual local eatery than an actual restaurant. The tables are close to one another, and there is a chance that you will have to share a table with other guests. If you are in a hurry, you can always take your food to go. The Braised Pork Rice, priced at NT$30, NT$40, NT$50 (SGD$1.30, SGD$1.80, SGD$2.50) for their small, medium and large bowls, is definitely the signature dish here at Jin Feng in Taipei. The dish is served with a large amount of rice and topped off with a slice of bitter melon and braised pork. One thing to note is that while Singaporeans are used to bowls with loads of meat with less rice. The reverse seems to apply to many Lu Rou Fan stalls in Taiwan where there is very little meat in contrast to rice. I also noticed that other restaurants that offer this dish tend to serve it with more fat than meat, which is not the case here. The draw to me was the savoury sauce on the fluffy rice, when paired with hot soup was...

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Business set lunch

by Yega Thiyagarajan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

Whether you are out for a relaxing day or having a business meeting or simply looking for a quick lunch, our Business Set Lunch Menu suites every taste. Priced at VND 265,000 ++  for three courses per person Reservation : ( 028) 37446090 Villasong team,

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Photo of the Day: January 12, 2018

Photo of the Day: January 12, 2018

by Greg Caggiano @ Eating New Jersey

A straightforward but wonderful Chicken Parm at Brothers’ in Red Bank.

Takaragawa Onsen: A Japanese Dream

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

The one experience not to be missed in Japan, for me, is the traditional ryokan experience, which is more than just your typical hotel...

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Top 10 Things To Do in Prague

Top 10 Things To Do in Prague

by Jess Carey @ Eat. Travel. Blog: Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

I thought I’d kick off the new year with one of my favourite new cities – Prague was incredible! It was one of the cities I picked out for this trip because it looked beautiful in photos I’d seen, and sounded fascinating from the books and blog posts I’d read. Expect to see a lot … Continue reading Top 10 Things To Do in Prague

A dress fit for a wedding… and for the Trans-Siberian train

by Jennifer Makin @ Urban Adventures

Between high school and university, I went to Belgium for a year on Rotary exchange, to improve the French I’d learned at school and experience a different culture. I got along well with all three of my host families, but in the second one, there was a daughter a year...

14 Reasons Vietnam Is The Best Destination For Textiles Right Now

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Call me biased, but I say with conviction that Vietnam is the most unique and authentic country in South-East Asia. It has 54 distinct ethnic groups, many with their own language, lifestyle and long traditions that have been passed down through the generations. Between the tribal traditions, natural beauty of the landscape, incredible food and hospitable hosts, Vietnam is a must visit country worthy of anyones travel list.  However. Vietnam is rapidly changing, and the changes affect all of it’s diverse people. Increased access to technology, media and mass produced goods are making the world a smaller, more generic place. In Vietnam, this is as evident amongst the younger generations of indigenous ethnic groups whom are now being exposed to a new way of life and opportunities previously unknown to their elders. Naturally, these young people are affected by what they see happening across the country, and they strive to fit in to a culture that was never their own in order to earn their place in the new world encroaching on them. As a result, traditional visual identities through dress are rapidly beginning to evolve, or worse, becoming extinct. This makes Vietnam one of the best destinations for anyone […]

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The Best of Northern Ireland

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

Northern Ireland is a country foremost famous for alcoholics, terrorists and a sinking ship, and admittedly my home country does have a slightly depressing...

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Cafe Hopping Places - A Guide to the Best Cafes in Saigon

Cafe Hopping Places - A Guide to the Best Cafes in Saigon


The Christina's Blog

What are the best cafes in Saigon? Here are some of our all-time favorite cafes we love frequenting - not only for the menu but for the ambiance!

Travel Guide PA: Saigon Cafe (Lancaster)

Travel Guide PA: Saigon Cafe (Lancaster)


Eating New Jersey

My first experience with Vietnamese food was a success, and in the least likely of all places. Amidst the rolling hills of Amish farmland lies the cute, little Saigon Cafe. It reminded me of a Chin…

24 Hours in Venice with Belmond Hotel Cipriani

by stacieflinner @ STACIE FLINNER

This is Part I of our Journey from Venice to London with Belmond. You can find Part II here, and Part III here. As we pulled into Venice, I was giddy with anticipation – a lifelong dream of mine was about to be realized! We were getting ready to journey across Europe on the famous...

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KL with Kids: Awe and Wonder in the Malaysian Capital

by travel 3Sixty° @ travel 3Sixty°

Kuala Lumpur, or KL to locals, is one of Southeast Asia’s most visited cities. Happy…

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GINTELL Massage Chair – Now You can Rent instead of Buying

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

Owning a massage chair at home definitely brings extra comfort to family members especially when going out for massage is expensive. Our current GINTELL massage chair bought was 3 or 4 years ago and still [...]

Frugal Flying 101: Fly From Europe to Save Money on Flights

by Dan Foster @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

Dan explains how you can use ex-EU ticketing to save money on flights. This simple technique could save you hundreds of pounds off your next trip!

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9 Hippest Saigon Cafes in Ho Chi Minh that are Definitely Worth a Visit | Bel Around The World

9 Hippest Saigon Cafes in Ho Chi Minh that are Definitely Worth a Visit | Bel Around The World


Bel Around The World

Cafe-hopping around Saigon, Ho Chi Minh. Find the coolest, hippest, modern cafes and popular Vietnamese coffee shops! What's on your Saigon cafe list?

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.

Jetsetter: Chris Zeiher

by Abby Yao @ travel 3Sixty°

Lonely Planet's widely travelled Director of Sales & Marketing and Brand Spokesperson (Asia Pacific) talks to travel 3Sixty° about his favourite destinations and having one of the best jobs in the world.

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10 NEW Restaurants Singapore January 2018 – Hawaiian Pancakes, German Burgers, And Korean Grill Meats

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao Ngee Ann City #B2-36A, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873 (Orchard MRT) Tel: +65 6733 3229 Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm Daily NEW Outlet At Ngee Ann City B2 Great to have Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao back at Ngee Ann City, which is a constant favourite for family meals. This is especially when we need to satisfy Xiao Long Bao cravings in the heart of town. In terms of food choices, the restaurant continues to specialize in Northern Chinese specialties – as its name suggest La Mian and Xiao Long Bao dumplings; along with meat and seafood dishes from around the Jiangnan region. The specialty is the Hainanese Chicken Xiao Long Bao ($6.80) which incorporates the Singapore signature dish of Hainanese Chicken Rice into their famed Chinese dumplings. To complete the experience, I would recommend dipping the dumpling into the specially made ginger paste, then let the entire piece burst in your mouth. Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Ngee Ann City) Food Exchange Novotel Singapore On Stevens, Orchard District, 28 Stevens Road, #01-01, Singapore 257878 Tel: +65 6491 6100 Impressive International Buffet At Novotel Singapore on Stevens The international buffet restaurant is located on the 2nd storey of the new hotel located in the prestigious Stevens Road neighbourhood. Ready for some fresh sashimi and seafood, hot cooking stations serving up Eggs Benedict, Risotto, Foie Gras, and BBQ and Grill? You must leave some room for the roast meats, which I thought was a cut (pardon the pun) above the rest. The Sunday Family Brunch from 12:00pm – 3:00pm is priced at $78++ or $128++ with free flow Moet Champaign, Rose wine, Red wine, White wine and Draft Beer. HSBC Card Holders enjoy 50% OFF the 2nd diner till 28th...

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Experience the nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Experience the nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City   Saigon puts on another face at nightfall and switches into a completely different gear. The bustling metropolis is famed for hand-working people, but come the evening, and you can find many of those same city slickers seeking out some equally-as-hard playing time out on the town. […]

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16 Must Eat Food in Macau

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

We always find Macau an interesting place with its nostalgic old charm and culture similar to Hong Kong yet without the mounting pressure of Hong Kong life. Not to forget the yummy food Macau has [...]

Top 5 Shopping Districts In Seoul You Must Visit For The Latest Korean Trends

by Editorial @ ladyironchef

Seoul might as well be known as the city of shopping, with its seemingly endless stretches of streets lined with stores of all kinds. Clothes, shoes, bags, beauty products—you name it, Seoul probably has it. It is basically impossible to … Continue reading

Sponsored Video: Discover the hidden side of Vienna

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Vienna, the fascinating capital of Austria, is a city full of hidden surprises waiting for you around every corner. Discover Vienna’s hidden charms and explore the more unusual aspects of the city with this whole bunch of useful and curious tips. If you happen to have a trip arranged to....

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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.

Trekking in Nepal

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

When you decide to travel to Nepal, chances are that a trek through the Himalayas is in your plans. Trekking in Nepal can be for anyone. Even though Nepal is home to the world’s highest...

How (Not) To Prepare To Leave A Country

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

I have transformed procrastination into an art form. I possess this innate ability to postpone the inevitable until it really needs to be done. Until that specific moment...

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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.

Long-term visas to Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

If you are reading this post, it means that you’re either moving to Thailand, or you would like to move. I am sure that you’ve searched the Internet and you’re still confused which visa to choose. Long-term visas to Thailand is not an easy subject. You need a lot of patience and have quite a […]

How not to piss off a Parisian

by Bec Pickett @ Urban Adventures

Parisians often carry the reputation of being rude and arrogant — especially to travellers in their city. But this stereotype is dated and, in fact, over the last several years the City of Love has become much more customer service oriented. If there are any rude ones, trust us they’re...

Secrets of Famous Travel Instagrammers – Meet @zeebalife

by Isabel Leong @ Bel Around The World

The first thing you’d notice about Claudia’s Instagram feed is how consistently themed all her photos are! It makes it such a pleasure to scroll through her Instagram’s feed, @zeebalife. From Bolivia, let’s hear some of her tips and tricks to figuring Instagram out! 1. How would you describe your Instagram feed? Blue hues, tropical places, […]

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How to Do Mount Fansipan Right

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

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

How to organise your own trip and travel on a budget?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

You want to see the world, but your earnings and budget don’t allow you to travel? You listen with envy to your friends who tell you about their adventures abroad and you dream to be able to do the same in the future? You want to know how other people can afford to go to […]

Restoran Hua Mui – Hainanese Chicken Chop Specialist In Johor Bahru

by Alvin T @ ladyironchef

Nestled along the foodie haven of Jalan Tras and Jalan Dhoby lies Restoran Hua Mui, an old-school coffee shop that is said to be the birthplace of the original, authentic Hainanese chicken chop. Although it may look unattractive at first … Continue reading

French Vip Gala Dinner in Kuala Lumpur to Promote French Tourism

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

France is synonymous with lifestyle, culture, gastronomy, shopping, romance, from the dreamy River Seine and beautiful Parisian skyline, to the spectacular sunsets in the countryside regions. We have visited France 18 times and still looking [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Vietnamese Coffee and The Best Cafés in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - Scribble, Snap, Travel

The Ultimate Guide to Vietnamese Coffee and The Best Cafés in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - Scribble, Snap, Travel


Scribble, Snap, Travel

Coffee makes my soul sing. I love everything about it; the ritual of making it, the glorious smell that fills any space in which...

6 Halal Restaurants In Ho Chi Minh City To Satisfy Your Vietnamese Food Cravings

by Nur Sofia @ ladyironchef

Vietnamese food is one of the best things in Asia. From fresh spring rolls to a comforting bowl of pho, Vietnamese dishes are distinct and highly addictive. Due to Ho Chi Minh City’s sizeable Muslim population, halal Vietnamese food is … Continue reading

神秘四古国 你都知道这些地方吗?

by Piper Loo @ travel 3Sixty°

都2018年了,还觉得自己很懂东南亚?只懂几个国家的名字真的不算什么,能说出几个首都以外的地名才算厉害。东南亚四古国到底是什么国?小编这次要向大家介绍一下那些被大家遗忘了的东南亚城市,读完就你懂!

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One With Nature at Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

by Isabel Leong @ Bel Around The World

Khao Sok is a nature heaven for all. Strategically located near two popular tourist cities, Phuket and Krabi, and in close proximity to cities like Khao Lak and Surat Thani, it’s slowly gaining attention from not just Thais but travellers from across the world. Discovering local plantations on wheels Through staying at Anurak Community Lodge, […]

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Ukrainian International Airlines: Why I don’t want to save money on flights anymore

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Ukrainian International Airlines are one of the top airlines that fly between Thailand and Europe and because of their prices many people choose to holiday in the tropics. Expats from many countries very often use deals and promotions from UIA to visit their families, or to go for a short break to their home countries. Prices are […]

10 important tips for travelers in Vietnam

by Định Nguyễn @ KIM TRAVEL

10 important tips for travelers in Vietnam   Vacations are for reducing stress, not adding to it. Unfortunately, things can happen to make any vacation a stressful experience, no matter how beautiful the locale and destination. Some things you are not able to control, such as the weather or flights delayed. Other things, such as […]

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1000s of La Catrina Parade Through The Streets of Mexico For Día de Muertos 2017

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Over 1000 costume lovers paraded through Morelia in Mexico yesterday dressed as the cultural icon of death, La Calavera Catrina.  Held on the first day of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), families, friends and foreigners flooded the city’s streets for the second year running to see the spectacular congregation of elegant skeletons march towards the central Cathedral. “Death is democratic, because in the end, the mother, the brunette, the rich or the poor, all the people end up being skulls” – José Guadalupe Posada La Calavera Catrina was an illustration created by the Mexican political print maker Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913). Published in local papers the early 1910’s at the start of the Mexican Revolution, the elegant looking skeleton was designed to mock Mexico’s Euro-centric elite, who were believed to be abandoning their indigenous heritage by starting to emulate the fashions and mannerisms of Europeans from Paris and London. Today La Catrina has been fully absorbed into Mexico’s annual festival of the dead and can be seen on everything from t-shirts to porcelain dolls, reminding everyone that no matter how beautiful we are on the outside, we will all end up looking the same in the grave. The costume […]

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Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Coffee culture between Hanoi and Saigon - Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Coffee culture between Hanoi and Saigon - Travel information for Vietnam from local experts


Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Vietnamese surely love coffee just as much as tea. One of the fascinating things is that in the Nort

Pesto Garlic Prawns Spaghettini

by Phei Yee Yap @ The Fat Kid Inside

I love making pesto because I always tend to make a big batch of it and add it to different things such as my balsamic mushroom, sandwiches and wraps! However, my most favourite way to enjoy this homemade pesto is with pasta. What is better than when you get homemade pesto, garlicky prawns, chilli flakes,...

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Top Hotels in Southern Asia: Readers’ Choice Awards 2016

by Yega Thiyagarajan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

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Bye Bye Dubai, Hello…

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

Every beginning has an ending and every ending leads to a new beginning… It’s now been almost six months since I first came back...

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Valentine’s Day in Chiang Mai: The Most Romantic Things to do

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai is famous for its culture, temples and markets. It’s a city that attracts visitors from all over the world, who look for the real Thailand. Not many consider it to be a romantic destination and they head to the islands for honeymoons and getaways with their loved ones. But do you know there […]

Christmas Party 2017 at Villa Song!

by Lan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

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9 Must Visit Bali Attractions and Food

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

1. Tanah Lot Tanah Lot is home to the pilgrimage temple Pura Tanah Lot. It is Bali’s most iconic temple for photography and general exoticism. In the 16th-century a Hindu priest, Dang Hyang Nirartha saw [...]

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Vorarlberg, hut hiking across the mountains of Austria

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Austria’s Vorarlberg mountain range has many beautiful hiking regions to choose from that you will simply be lost for choice. I spent some special days hiking across these Austrian landscapes very recently. My recommendation is to focus on the Montafon and Bregenzerwald regions of Vorarlberg, plenty to see here. The....

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The Most Beautiful Cafés in Chiang Mai

by Christopher Grabinski @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai is a city that offers the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. After a couple of exhausting day trips into the mountains or other thrilling, action-packed activities, there’s nothing better than taking a deep breath and just do – well – nothing. Sure, a spa day with massages, manicures, pedicures and facials is […]

Lahti in the magical winter time of Finland

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Finland boasts some of the most beautiful ice and snowscapes to be found in all of Europe, and the magical gem that is Lahti makes for a perfect escape this winter. Lahti is just a short 1 hour 30 min train ride from Helsinki (or Helsinki Airport), making it a....

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Bobii Frutii Singapore – Colourful Bubble Tea From Taiwan Opening At The Clementi Mall, 10 Jan 2018

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The Return Of The Taiwanese Bubble Tea craze in Singapore sees old players such as Gong Cha, Singapore brand LiHo and Taiwan’s PlayMade 丸作, all of them with difference in their areas of specialty. Let’s just say Gong Cha is known for their Alisan Milk Foam, LiHo for Cheese drinks (which is now everywhere) and PlayMade 丸作 for their freshly made pearls. Bobii Frutii will be opening its first store in Singapore at The Clementi Mall. I first tried Bobii Frutii 珍珠水果特調 in Taipei which attracted a crowd initially due to its distinct coloured and “Instagram-worthy” layers. Each cup is made using milk, tea and colourful pearls, with no artificial flavourings, man-made essences, creamer or preservatives. The menu in Singapore features a total of 37 drinks in a single cup size and divided into 5 different categories – Tea/Au Lait aka “served with milk” in French ($2.50 – $3.90), Ice Blended ($5.90 – $6.90), Matcha ($4.90 – $6.50), Fruit Tea ($3.90 – $5.90) and Cheese Tea, exclusive to Singapore ($4.50 – $5.90). Pearls aka bobii (Taiwanese slang for tapioca pearls) that are preservative-free come in 3 different flavours: Original ($0.60), Butterfly Pea ($0.90) and Brown Sugar ($0.90), are made in Taiwan and air-flown to Singapore to ensure freshness and consistency. One thing to note, the bobii in each cup is considerably less compared to other competitor brands out there. Apart from their aesthetically pleasing appearance, each of their signature items have funky names that made me wonder what the flavours are, so I gave up on their names and ended up ordering by colours. “Hi, can I have the blue and yellow layered drink?” “Oh, you mean Mermaid’s Tears?” “Ya, that one.” I cried. The names included Don’t Want To Work, Pandora Treasures, Childhood Memory, Green Romance, and Don’t Want...

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A local’s guide to Stromovka Park in Prague 7 (Holešovice)

by Silvie Pösslová @ Urban Adventures

No one knows local life like our guides. That’s why we’ve asked them take us around their favourite ‘hoods and offer their insider tips on seeing the city like a true local. If Stromovka sounds like your kind of place, local Prague guide Silvie and her team can show you...

Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Sihanoukville – The New Macau of Southeast Asia

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

“Guess how many casinos are in Sihanoukville”, my taxi driver asked as we drove from the train station. “20”, I said with confidence. I had read a news report about it recently and I felt certain with my answer, even though it seemed like a ridiculously high number. “55”, he said. I don’t know if […]

Don’t cancel your trip to Thailand yet! Read this first!

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

On the 13th of October at 15:52 local time King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the king of Thailand, passed away. The whole country has been mourning him since then. The famous Thai smile is a little less common nowadays, videos of crying crowds and pictures of people holding portraits of the King flood the internet. Tourists, who […]

The Otaru Snow Light Festival (Hokkaido)

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

We travelled to the Otaru Snow Light Festival (aka the “Otaru Snow Light Path Festival”) during a visit to Hokkaido, where it was somewhat of...

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Sony Xperia XZ1 First Impressions

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Xperia XZ1 is the new flagship Android smartphone recently launched into the market by Sony. Never having used an Android device before and curious to see how well the phone holds up, I decided to take a closer look and put together a post about how I got on. I’ve....

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Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 – Instagrammable Fox And Rose Milk Tea, At Zhongxiao East Road Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Instagram has certainly changed consumer habits and how coffee shops keep themselves abreast in a very challenging market. Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 at Zhongxiao East Road got into the social media limelight with its very photogenic drinks of Rose Milk and Marsh Milk Tea aka Mr Fox Milk Tea. Sometimes, you get other animals on the drink. Do not discount Mr R Drinks, or “Yu Tian Xian Sheng” as another one of those just riding on the Instagram trend. The barista-owner is serious about his coffee, importing coffee beans from various parts of the world, offering hand-drips and takeaway cups. Until he was overwhelmed with orders. When I visited, the shop had a limited menu of Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10), Rose Milk, Strawberry Milk and Baileys Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Apple Cider (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Umeshu Soda (NT$140, SGD$6.30), Pikachu Soda (NT$65, SGD$2.90) and… Miso Soup (NT$90, SGD$4). As this is a one-man-show operation and lines can be long, every customer is limited to buying just one cup. During peak hours, you have to get a ticket first before queuing. The barista was seen frothing and making his drinks cup by cup, so wait can be rather long. Each cup took at least 5 to 10 minutes to make. I ordered the Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10) only because I was intrigued at the cute fox on the drink. Like how it got there? However, I was slightly disappointed when he handed me a hot frothy cup of milk tea on one hand, a fox on the other enclosed in a plastic packaging, and told me to put it on myself. I see. There wasn’t any 3D latte art involved. For the Rose Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80) drink though, he helped to carefully place the rose ‘biscuit’ made of egg white...

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Pong Kwao Hot Springs: A very hot attraction in Northern Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Pong Kwao Hot Springs is a a hidden gem in the area of Chiang Mai. It’s hard to find and one must have quite a bit of time on their hands to navigate through the mountain roads to find it. But, once you get there, it will be hard for you to leave. Chris and […]

Lamphun and Lampang: Two destinations off the beaten path in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

I thought that I had seen almost everything around Chiang Mai. So, when my birthday weekend came and I wanted to go for a trip, I had no idea where to go. Finally, my attention was drawn by two small towns in the north of Thailand – Lamphun and Lampang. The internet guides didn’t say […]

24 hours in: Ho Chi Minh City

24 hours in: Ho Chi Minh City


Urban Adventures

Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most popular cities to visit in Southeast Asia for a reason. The pace is frenetic and the...

Hang out to some amazing coffee spots in Saigon

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Hang out to some amazing coffee spots in Saigon   Coffee was introduced to Vietnam by the French in the 19th century. And although Vietnamese coffee can be considered obscure, the country is actually the second largest coffee producer in the world. The Vietnamese coffee culture is not to be dismissed easily. Even though the […]

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Photo of the Day: January 18, 2018

Photo of the Day: January 18, 2018

by Greg Caggiano @ Eating New Jersey

The set-up prior to downing a mountain of sushi.

2018 Soft Drink Trends

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

We talked last year about this year’s alcoholic drink trends, so this month we’re looking at soft drink trends. Don’t underestimate the soft drink market ...

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.

The Grand Opening of an Iconic hotel in Taichung Taiwan, Stay Hotel Zhongqing

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

Still looking for a hotel for a family trip? Now you may have a perfect option for you to have a great time with your children in Taichung, Taiwan. One of the most iconic hotel [...]

Must-stay boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Must-stay boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh City   While Ho Chi Minh City offers accommodations ranging from luxurious chain properties to budget options for backpackers, there are a select amount of boutique hotels. The intimacy of chic design, interesting architecture and urban locales are big contributors to the underground appeal of boutique hotels. These […]

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Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

How to find short-term accommodation in Kraków

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Before Chris and I left Vietnam for Poland we started looking for short-term accommodation in Kraków. We quickly found out that finding one for a good price is not as easy as we previously had thought. I had never rented a flat for such a short period of time in Europe. I was convinced that it […]

18 Food Places In Jurong East That Are Worth Travelling For

by Editorial @ ladyironchef

There is nowhere as vibrant as Jurong East when it comes to the west side of Singapore. Home to a myriad of food choices and many different types of cuisines, Jurong East is where the residents of the west gather … Continue reading

Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Finding Paradise in Palawan

by travel 3Sixty° @ travel 3Sixty°

The Hitched Hikers continue their journey, this time in the Philippine archipelago. After spending two…

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Incredible photos of Nepal shot on iPhone 8 Plus

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

As much as we love our photography on DSLRs, there’s no complete trip without our iPhones. Mobile phones nowadays have cameras that are out of this world and we have to admit that sometimes the...

Moc Chau – The Dreamy Plateau

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Moc Chau is located in Son La province and known as one of the best destinations in north Vietnam for its unreal scenic landscape. Moreover, Moc Chau is also identified with rich culture of the ethnic minorities and friendliness of locals. Moc Chau plateau is also home to 12 ethnic minorities including Thai and H’Mong …

Should I go to Thailand Now?

by Internetfellas @ Saigon Cafe

Visiting Thailand is always an adventure, but sometimes, due to rain, politics or economic crashes, you get opportunities to see situations that you might not have planned.

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

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


BellyBelly

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

Street food Tour in Bangkok’s Chinatown with TakeMeTour

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Bangkok’s Chinatown, or Yaowarat, definitely earns its spot on the list of must-see places in Thailand’s capital. It is home to one of the city’s most iconic streets and a haven for street food lovers. I have been to Bangkok many times before, but for some reason, I’ve never made it to Chinatown. That’s why […]

Indoor Skydiving with the GoPro HERO 6

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

It’s always fun to go on a local adventure close to home. I thought it would be an awesome idea to head on over to Xscape in Milton Keynes to try out indoor skydiving for the first time at the iFLY Indoor Skydiving centre. I managed to get my hands....

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Road Trips: Crossing the Irish Sea

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

These days we always prefer taking our own car for road trips, simply because we can pack it full before setting off, and now...

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Hoi An is voted world’s best city

by Internetfellas @ Saigon Cafe

Thai cooking is very different than modern western cooking. Where in western cooking (particularly baking) ingredients are measured exactly, Thai cooking is much more lenient.

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15 Must Visit Hakodate Attractions, Food and Travel Guide

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

Apart from Hakodate attractions, you might be interested in our Hokkaido Self Drive Blogs – Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. 1. Mount Hakodate 函館山 Mount Hakodate is renowned for its view of the [...]

Overland from Chiang Mai to Vientiane: A cheap and easy way to get from Thailand to Laos

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Travelling overland from Chiang Mai to Vientiane is an easy and cheap way to get from Thailand to Laos. It is a very popular way of doing visa and border runs for many backpackers and expats, who want to stay in the Land of Smiles a bit longer. Ticket prices are reasonable – for only 750 […]

Marina Square – 1-For-1 Buffets, Chirashi, Oysters, Amazing Dining Discounts And FREE E-Vouchers

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

1-for-1 Buffets, 1-for-1 Chirashi Don, 1-for-1 Oysters, $5 off your favourite meal, 10-20% OFF your dining bill… these are just some of the incredible dining deals found at Marina Square. Marina Square has just launched an all-NEW app, which includes over 100 dining and shopping deals exclusively via the app (download from App Store or Google Play). If you are going to dine at Marina Square, I would encourage you to use the app to enjoy all the cost-savings. Redemption of the deals is extremely easy: just open the app, click on “Deals”, scan the QR code and enjoy the promotion! Here are 10 Restaurant & Cafes found at Marina Square, and the Special Dining Deals they offer: reDPan #02-03/04 Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm, extended till 11pm on Fridays Marina Square App Deal: FREE house beverage with every main purchase Set up by DP Architects and The Food Explorer Group behind Cookyn Inc and Grub, redpan is all about “local fun dining”. Their best-selling dish continues to be the Prawn & Hae Bi Hiam Pasta ($19), tossed with sakura ebi and sautéed prawns, using a house-made paste from Chef Mervyn Phan’s (from Cookyn) grandmother’s recipe. Also look out for the Bak Chor Foie Gras Pasta ($19) which provides a new interpretation to one of our favourite local dish, added with foie gras; and Cold Pasta with House-Cured Salmon ($20) aromatic with a touch of truffle oil. Get the house-concocted beverage such as the refreshing Roselle Sour Plum Soda, Lychee Earl Grey Tea, or Lemongrass with Gula Melaka. Emporium Shokuhin – Senmi Sushi #01-18 Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Marina Square App Deal: 1-for-1 Chirashi Don & Hokkaido Don Freshness is the key to all the thick-cut sashimi slices and sushi offered at Senmi Sushi. I am a personal fan...

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Activities Under $21 To Celebrate 21°C Winter In Singapore

by @ KLOOK

Klook Travel -

The new cool kid on the block Source: channelnewsasia.com For everyone yearning for some cold in Singapore – your wish has officially been granted. As ...

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Discover Utsjoki, the Nothernmost Destination in Finland

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Finland is a land known for its icy beauty and frozen charm, and Utsjoki is as wild and mystical it is possible to get in beautiful Finland. Situated at the very northernmost corner of Finnish Lapland, Utsjoki is a place with a rich ancestral heritage for the Sami people. Stunning....

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Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 – One Of The Best Taiwanese Beef Noodles In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 is known to be one of the best Taiwanese beef noodle joints in Taipei, well-known for its spicy soup. This two-level restaurant serves up signature Beef Noodles with tender Australian beef and chewy noodles in a flavourful broth, definitively a winner judging by the line in front of this dining establishment. (The other famous shop in the neighbourhood is 老张牛肉麵店 Lao Zhang Beef Noodles.) I went at about 10:45am and there were about 2-3 people in the line. Thinking that it should be okay if I take a stroll around the neighbourhood, I returned at 11:00am only to see about 30 – 40 people in the queue already. Many of them brought along their luggage or entire families. Lesson learnt: Come early. Yong Kang Beef Noodles was founded back in 1963 by Mr. Cheng who originally from Szechuan in China. After he finished his military duties, Mr. Cheng decided to open a small stall at Yong Kang Street and sell beef noodles. The stall became an instant hit and started to attract both locals and people from China who moved here to Taipei City. After Mr. Cheng retired in the 1970s, the place was handed over to his protégé, Mr. Luo who is the current owner. As for the interior, it has not much changed over the years. There are dozens of tables and they are usually packed with customers. You will also see the counter with a menu to choose from. There is also a tourist-friendly English and Japanese menu with photos. Most of the tables are round and can accommodate up to 6 people. If you come solo or in a pair, you are likely to be seated with other patrons. Their signature dish is the Braised Beef with Noodles in Spicy...

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Simple Ways to Eat Right This Holiday Season

by romer.estrada @ The Fat Kid Inside

Let’s be honest. No matter how hard we try to summon the “diet ako eh” card, all of us will nonchalantly feast during this holiday season. Not necessarily a bad thing, yes, but not that good either. Who wouldn’t want to have some bites of that crispy lechon skin, with an inviting ethereal crackle that calls...

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Liberty Central Hotel, Nha Trang

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Barnacles – Stylish Bar With Gourmet Fare At Customs House

by Alvin T @ ladyironchef

Barnacles at Customs House is a popular after-work haunt that offers a medley of gourmet grub as well as a stellar view of the Marina Bay skyline. When the sun begins to set and the lights from the surrounding buildings … Continue reading

Chiang Mai Chow

by Mark @ Kathmandu & Beyond

A (selective) guide on where to eat in Chiang Mai, Thailand Shame on us! We’ve been coming to the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai for an extended stay (one month or more) for almost a decade now and from a content-on-our-blog point of view, we have very little to show for it. Apart from […]

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Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

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

Unique Luxury Boutique Hotel by Saigon River - Villa Song Saigon

Unique Luxury Boutique Hotel by Saigon River - Villa Song Saigon


Villa Song Saigon Hotel

Villa Song Saigon, a riverside boutique hotel with 23 unique luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, located in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Purépecha Style, An Indigenous Identity Stitched With Pride

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

The Purépecha are an indigenous group of people located in Michoacán state Northwest of Mexico city. They speak their own language and reside predominately in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range on a volcanic plateau surrounded by forests and lakes. The women of this region dress in a style soaked with Spanish influences and stitched with stories of folk life. The Purépecha people were a considerable pre-columbian civilization that maintained their independence from Aztec Empire despite numerous failed conquest attempts. It wasn’t until the 1530s when the Purépecha were eventually overruled by the Spanish conquistadors and their armies. Despite being converted to Catholicism the region has managed to maintain it’s rich traditional customs, as well as it’s reputation for producing folk art and fine crafts. Copper, carpentry, painting, ceramics and textiles have been traded by the same towns for over a thousand years, making Purépecha products some of the finest and most sought after in Mexico and beyond. The Purépecha people have a well earned sense of passion and pride about their artist ancestry and culture. This can be witnessed on the local women who strut their textile skills daily on their traditional dress. Purépecha women have a distinctive ethnographic dress adapted from […]

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A quieter Saigon - Travel News

A quieter Saigon - Travel News


Vietnam Travel Look

The main dining room at Decibel restaurant café lounge in District 1, HCMC Decibel restaurant café lounge is located on Phan Ke Binh, a quiet street, around 10-minute walk from the Saigon Zoo &

27 Things to do in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

27 Things to do in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)


Haute Culture Textile Tours

27 Things to do in Saigon Ho Chi Minh City shows you the secret places to shop, amazing street art to see, and the best bars to view the electric skyline. 

Halong Bay Overnight Cruise with Saigon Cafe (Vietnam)

Halong Bay Overnight Cruise with Saigon Cafe (Vietnam)


Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

Best Halong Bay Tours? We test the Halong Bay Overnight Cruise with Saigon Cafe Travel from Hanoi (2 days / 1 night). Not as promised but value for money.

Student Travel Series #13 – A Trip Of A Lifetime

by Isabel Leong @ Bel Around The World

1. What’s your name, age, occupation and country you are from? Hi!! I am Cheryl, 24 years old, currently a final year student in Singapore! 2. Why did you decide to study overseas? For me, it was an easy choice as I’ve always wanted to go overseas for exchange. I felt that it was a […]

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6 Cafes that are worth visiting in Saigon, Vietnam.

6 Cafes that are worth visiting in Saigon, Vietnam.


Cheryl Lam | Life . Adventures . Memories

Thanks to the popular Vietnamese coffee culture, Saigon boasts a thriving cafe scene, with many of the best spots for coffee are well-hidden in little alleyways or in an unpretentious apartment buildings, which take you away from the noisy and bustling city. I was totally impressed with the ambience

Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop 陳記專業蚵仔麵線 – Possibly The Best Mee Sua In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Ah Zong Mian Xian, otherwise known as Ay Chung Rice Noodles 阿宗麵線 used to be my favourite Mee Sua from Taipei. When I say “used to”, it could be as far a decade back when it was crowded, but not flooded with tourists like now. Unfortunately, the standard and consistency was not like in the past as the store gets more commercialised. I was recommended to Chen Ji Mee Sua 陳記專業蚵仔麵線, or Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop. Many call it the “Best Mee Sua in Taipei”, with “original local taste without over promoting”. Mee Sua is a Taiwanese dish that is basically a vermicelli soup included with large pork intestine or oysters. The noodles served with the soup should never fall apart or stick together. At least, this is what the general rule is. Chen Ji Mee Sua looked like an average Taiwanese food stand. No fanciful interior, just a counter where you can order food, and a couple of tables outside the shop. A large bowl大碗is priced at NT$65 (SGD$2.90), smaller bowl大碗at NT$50 (SGD$2.25), with clear vermicelli soup清麵線at NT$35 (SGD$1.60). If you like your pig’s intestines, then you would love the Mee Sua here. I found the pieces extremely soft, tender, and flavourful, and as a friend @eileen_eats_alot described, ”clean unlike some that have strong porky flavour”. I bought both large and small bowls to compare, and found the large bowl to be a lot more generous in ingredients. For the amount of oysters given, this bowl is reasonably priced. The consistency was smooth and thick without being sticky. Tip: Have it plain before adding some chilli and vinegar for more layered taste. I tried about 8 different bowls of Mee Sua in Taipei, this ranks as my top so far. In order to reach...

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Riga, Latvia

by stacieflinner @ STACIE FLINNER

We chose our #12CountriesOfChristmas tour to both see some of our favorite places during the most wonderful time of the year, and also check off a bunch of countries that we still needed to visit: such as Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. While we only spent a few hours in Riga, the capital of Latvia, it...

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Hotel Clover @ 33 Jalan Sultan – Hotel Review

by Isabel Leong @ Bel Around The World

Situated in the heritage district of Kampong Glam, Hotel Clover @ 33 Jalan Sultan is housed in a row of 17 two-storey conserved shophouses, and just a short 5-minute sheltered walk from Nicoll Highway MRT Station. Hotel Clover has an urban garden theme, with lush green vertical walls of plants and open garden balconies providing […]

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Purist Patisserie – Exquisite Entremet Cakes Found In the Heartlands. Hidden Gem At Kovan

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It was quite a journey to locate Purist Patisserie, for it was smack right in the middle of a Kovan private housing estate, with no direct train or bus services. Situated at the end of shop houses of The Promenade @ Pelikat, it may be easy to overlook the shop if not for its bright pink interior and rose gold chandelier which caught my attention. Also note its rather limited opening hours, from Fridays to Sundays noon to 6pm. Not the most ideal location to set up a patisserie, but that does not deters Patissier Joanne from pursuing her dreams and setting up a place of her own to showcase her creations. Joanne’s forte lies in French entremet, which her meticulous crafting skills can be observed from the exquisiteness and aesthetic details of every entremet. But when it comes to taste evaluation, it is usually based on Patissiers’ concept as well as individuals’ preference due to the complexity and various components that go into the dessert. I took a liking to the Cebu Sunrise [$8] which consisted of coconut, mango and jasmine rice. The light coconut mousse was well complemented with sweet mango gelatin fillings and added rice cracker base for that crunch. The most aesthetical pleasing award would go to Fleur ($8), layered with thin waffle biscuit base, raspberry mousse and white chocolate. It was further topped with freeze-dried fruits, popping spheres and edible flowers for elevated appealing factor. I also liked how various components blended well to give an overall tangy note. While I usually love matcha desserts, the Zen Garden ($8) slightly fell short of my expectation. Layered with matcha, black sesame and yuzu, I found the citrus flavor of yuzu slightly overwhelming and outshone the other two components. For alcohol lovers, go for the Whiskey Bar...

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Hawaii – Figuring Out The Basics

by Isabel Leong @ Bel Around The World

Ah, Hawaii. It’s a magical haven on earth, nestled in the far west of USA, lying peacefully along the Pacific Ocean. When I think of Hawaii, pictures of women dressed in coconut husk bras and skirts made of banana leaves dancing around a bonfire come to mind. I wouldn’t deny my impression may sound old-school […]

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How to help responsibly when you’re living in Thailand?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Thailand attracts hundreds of expats every year. Many settle here to pursue an entrepreneurial career, or become a teacher. Life in Thailand is simple and pleasant, something that you rarely get in the western countries. Quite often expats in Thailand want to show their appreciation and give something back to the community and wonder how […]

The best ‘Phở’ stands in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

The best ‘Phở’ stands in Ho Chi Minh City   What list of Vietnamese cuisine would be complete without pho? It is almost impossible to walk a block in Vietnam’s major cities without bumping into a crowd of hungry patrons slurping noodles at a makeshift pho stand. This simple staple consisting of a salty broth, […]

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Disadvantages of teaching English online

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Teaching English online has many advantages. You can live anywhere you want, travel and earn money at the same time. Thanks to it I’ve managed to live in Thailand, Vietnam and Poland and soon I’m going to be travelling again. So far I’ve only told you about the good side of online teaching, but what […]

The best shopping experiences in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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The Basics of Speaking Thai

by Internetfellas @ Saigon Cafe

Learn a few words in Thai. Occasionally, women and men use different words to be polite. Add 'kha' at the end of sentence for Women. For men, add 'krub' at the end of your sentence. It's a little word that goes a long ways.

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Photo of the Day: January 17, 2018

Photo of the Day: January 17, 2018

by Greg Caggiano @ Eating New Jersey

Beer in my glass and an Irish Breakfast in front of me. You’d think I would look happier. Shannon Rose Pub, December 2017.

12 Thoughts From 30 Days in Nepal

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

I used to think that life’s most magical times – the ones that stay with us for years after they’ve passed – were only...

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Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 – Best Bubble Milk Drink In Taipei, Near Gongguan Night Market

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[Taipei] Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 has been widely reviewed to be the best bubble milk drink in Taipei. It is located near Gonguan Night Market, an area where the university students typically hang out. What? Not 50嵐, Chun Shui Tang 春水堂, ShareTea, 丸作 which all have more swanky shops and long list of beverages. While Chen San Ding is widely known to serve “bubble tea”, there is no tea in any of its offerings. The signature drink is called 青蛙撞奶, directly transported to “frog knocking against the milk”. No frogs are harmed in the process, as the boba (tapioca pearls) used are thought to resemble frog’s eggs. What you get is a cup of boba pearls, caramel, cold milk, with choice of ice. All drinks are affordable priced at TWD40, which works out to be SGD$1.80. This is what you call cheap and good. Upon holding the cup, I couldn’t help noticing that the bottom was warm while the top layer was cold. That is because the tapioca pearls are cooked on the spot in brown sugar, giving them the soft texture and lingering sweetened and caramalised taste. The pearls were indeed soft, sweet, chewy and you just couldn’t resist having more. Like having a mini-party in your mouth. It felt like a kind of stress-relieving munching on them. The milk itself was not that sweet, which made the entire cup kind of balanced. Other drinks such as Ai Yu Glass Jelly, Brown Sugar Glass Jelly, Lemon with Pearls, Green Bean with Pearls are available, all priced at TWD40. While you cannot choose your sugar level, you can have an option of with or without ice. I went early in the morning, and was faced with a queue of about 5 to 10 people. But it quickly got longer, though...

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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

Scooters in Chiang Mai: How to drive safely around the city

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Scooters are everywhere in Chiang Mai. Just like anywhere else in Thailand, they are used for transportation of people, goods and even animals. For expats living in Chiang Mai they are a necessary tool to get to work quickly and to see places further away from the city, which often cannot be found in any […]

Our visit to Kampong Ayer in Brunei

by Kirsty @ Kathmandu & Beyond

A little bit about the floating villages of Bandar Seri Begawan Looking back at the photos we posted during our recent visit to one of Asia’s tiniest nations*, you might be forgiven for thinking that Brunei’s only attraction is its imposing mosques. Fact geeks: The Maldives is the smallest country in Asia and Singapore is […]

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The Coffee Shops of Ho Chi Minh City | Moment

The Coffee Shops of Ho Chi Minh City | Moment


Moment

Zach Davis and Jodi Regan explore the beautiful interiors of coffee shops in Ho Minh City, Vietnam. All photos shot on Moment lenses.

7-11 Food: Beyond The Ham & Cheese

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

Seven elevens are pretty much essential these days in Thailand, whether it’s expat paying bills, locals buying online purchases, or adventurous travelers indulging in...

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Purist Patisserie – Stunning Boutique Patisserie In The Heartlands Of Kovan

by Fion Lee @ ladyironchef

Nestled amongst private housing estates in the Lorong Ah Soo neighbourhood, Purist Patisserie is a beautiful boutique patisserie tucked away on the end of shop houses of The Promenade @ Kilat. Primarily opened for custom cake orders and collections, this … Continue reading

Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

How to Save Hundreds on Tubes, Buses and Trains in London!

by Dan Foster @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

Dan reviews CommuterClub: the new way to save HUNDREDS on public transport around London. Discounts on London Buses, Underground, Trams and more!

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The best souvenir I ever bought was…

by Urban Adventures @ Urban Adventures

We recently asked our travellers about the best souvenirs they had picked up on their travels. And the answers were hilarious, cool, charming, precious and sometimes a little weird… Vintage records, a handcrafted kaleidoscope, an alpaca jumper from Peru, an ogre mask, a good ol’ bottle of hot sauce from...

Mellow Pan。メロ Singapore – 1st Japanese Melonpan Specialty Shop With Ice Cream At Our Tampines Hub

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The melonpan with ice cream, a Japanese sweet bun, reminded me of our popular local street food: Ice Cream Sandwich. The $1 Ice Cream Sandwich sold along the streets in pushcarts had always been one of Singapore’s Must-Eat items, so popular that it made into one of BuzzFeed’s listicles in 2016, which (unfortunately) went viral for the wrong reason. The Japanese melonpan (also known as melon bun) was named due to its outward appearance which resembled that of a rock melon, but in fact doesn’t taste like one traditionally. Located at the basement level of Our Tampines Hub is Singapore’s first melonpan specialty shop, offering Plain MelonPan in 2 different sizes: Small (1 for $2.60, 5 for $10) and Large (1 for $3.40, 3 for $9), MelonPan Gelato with 3 options: Small melon pan with 1 choice of flavour ($4.80), Small melon pan with 2 flavours ($6.80) and Large melon pan with 2 flavours ($7.80). Order and payment is first made at the casher before proceeding to the right for selection of gelato flavours from their wide selection on display. Interesting flavours include Avocado, Chendol, Honeycomb, Yuzu and D24 Durian, which are local and relatable. Toppings such as Sunflower seeds, Rainbow sprinkle and Peanuts are available at an additional $0.60 whereas durian toppings are priced at $2.50. I chose the Avocado and Black Sesame Gelato to go with my Large MelonPan Gelato ($7.80) that came with 2 rusks (twice-baked bread). The rusk actually acted as a “spoon” to scoop the gelato instead of licking or biting directly into it. I made the mistake of eating my “spoon” (accidentally) and ended up in a mess while licking the gelato though. The generous amount of gelato (which tasted more like ice cream with a harder texture and more solid shape) was actually...

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How to Get AirAsia Flights by Shopping at Your Favourite Online Stores

by AirAsia BIG Loyalty @ travel 3Sixty°

Online shopping is the relief we need when it comes to buying all you want…

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Is Calorie Counting for Everyone?

by Natasha Athab @ The Fat Kid Inside

You may have heard countless people say that they count calories – some for weight loss reasons, others for consciousness of their lifestyle and eating habits. For a lot of people, calorie counting has been their number one weight loss method and it really just worked for them. You could see the difference for some,...

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Beware of Dengue Fever Outbreak in Vietnam

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Dengue occurs year-round in Vietnam and SEA, with peak usually in rainy seasons, April to October in the north and June to December in the south. However, in 2017, Dengue has become an outbreak in many provinces and cities across the countries. Most affected areas include: An Giang, Bing Duong, Da Nang, Dong Nai, Dong …

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.

Saigon’s Hidden Cafes

Saigon’s Hidden Cafes


Vietnam Coracle

Saigon has thousands of independent coffee shops. Hidden down narrow alleyways, tucked away in forgotten colonial villas, or concealed in enigmatic old apartment buildings, there’s a whole sub-culture of ‘indie’ cafes in this city. These are my favourites. Continue reading →

20 Must Visit Hong Kong Attractions & Travel Guide

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

Before reading on, you might be interested in these related articles – 15 Must Eat Food in Hong Kong, 12 Must Visit Macau Attractions & 16 Must Eat Food in Macau. 1. Victoria Peak Perching [...]

Things to know before moving to Dubai

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

Thinking of a move in Dubai? There is so much you need to know! This article is about things you should know before moving to Dubai. We cover the serious side to the more humorous ones...

Sony Xperia XZ1 camera features for travellers and photographers

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Join me as I test out the camera features of the Sony Xperia XZ1 in the old city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. I’m always on the lookout for the latest technology trends and the next best smartphone camera for travellers and photographers. Being a smartphone photographer myself, it’s important to....

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The Café Apartment: Ho Chi Minh City's Unofficial Coffee Heaven

The Café Apartment: Ho Chi Minh City's Unofficial Coffee Heaven


travel 3Sixty°

The Cafe Apartment may not be a cookie-cutter Saigon attraction, but it is perfect for some chill out time with good coffee and people-watching.

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

The Like Hostel & Cafe in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam  - Find Cheap Hostels and Rooms at Hostelworld.com

The Like Hostel & Cafe in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Find Cheap Hostels and Rooms at Hostelworld.com


Hostelworld

18th Jan 2018 most recent review of The Like Hostel & Cafe in Ho Chi Minh. Read reviews from 221 Hostelworld.com customers who stayed here over the last 12 months. 92% overall rating on Hostelworld.com. View Photos of The Like Hostel & Cafe and book online with Hostelworld.com.

Go Tohoku: Erwan Goes to Akita and Iwate

by Erwan Heussaff @ The Fat Kid Inside

I’m starting the year right with another trip to one of my favourite countries in Asia: Japan! This time, I’m headed north of Tokyo. Akita and Iwate are the two snowy areas in the Tohoku region. I’m ready for good food, fun activities, and a lot of snow. I can’t wait to take you guys...

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Cost of living in Thailand: Can you afford it?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Thailand is not only popular because of its weather, food and smiling people, but also because of relatively low prices. You can live here comfortably on around $500 a month. It all depends on which part of the country you want to live in and what kind of lifestyle you prefer. Expats, who have been […]

Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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The best places to live in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

You have been thinking of living in Thailand for a long time now. You read forums, reviews, take part in discussions on Facebook groups, calculate the costs of living and wonder how to live in Thailand permanently. This type of decisions is not easy. Among of all other things, you need to make a decision […]

Are Vietnamese people really hostile towards foreign tourists?

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

On the following of the incident happened in late July where a bus driver’s assistant of Viet Nhat Travel (Nha Trang) forced two female foreign passengers to leave the bus, part of which was recorded on mobile phone by a Taiwanese tourist who also took the same bus, we have received mixed opinions on the …

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.

Run For Your Visa

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

We had planned on staying in Vietnam for just three months, but when the time came to choose our next destination, we weren't quite ready to leave. After spending so much time in the south of the country, how could we neglect the north? Just one problem: our visas were set to expire. I've heard Cambodia is nice this time of year. How about we visit for a couple minutes?

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A Boat Trip on the Saigon River

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

During our visit to District 2's undeveloped Thú Thiêm neighborhood, we noticed a pier to which a few fishing boats were anchored. Interesting. A week later, we returned to try our luck. A fisherman met us on the pier, evidently clued in to what we might be proposing. And he was game.

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Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City


Traveller

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

A short guide to vaccinations for Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Many people wonder what vaccinations they should get before they visit Thailand. There is a lot of information about it on the internet. Some websites have long lists of inoculations against scary diseases and it’s hard to tell which of them are really necessary. Before my first trip to Thailand I had the same dilemma. […]

Coffee Libre 커피리브레 – Hidden Award-Winning Cafe At Myeongdong Cathedral, Seoul

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Seoul] When I needed a good coffee recommendation, food blogger Daniel (yeah, same name) from Seoul Eats took me to Coffee Libre 커피리브레at Hong Dae near Hongik University Station. The thing that makes Coffee Libre stand out from other coffee shops in the city is the fact that the owners are dedicated to coffee. This is from sourcing the best coffee beans in the world, and choosing to have different brewing methods. Established in 2012, Coffee Libre 커피리브레 is an independent coffee shop in Seoul with branches in Yeonnam-dong, Yeongdeung-po, Shinsegae, and Myeongdong. The name of the coffee shop comes from the Spanish word “libre”, which translates to Mexican luchador wrestlers. The icon on the cup did remind me of Jack Black’s character from the Mexican-American sports comedy film Nacho Libre. Coffee Libre grinds beans for every single cup of coffee, and they have participated in dozens of coffee-related events in the country. I have been to 3 different branches of Coffee Libre. Hong Dae’s branch has more indie vibes for coffee aficionados; Time Square has a much bigger space and appeals more to the young; while Myeongdong’s outlet is a hidden spot right in the middle of a tourist hub. This small branch of Coffee Libre in Myeongdong boasts a quite unusual location, as it is situated within the Myeong-dong Cathedral complex. Yes, right in front of the famous church. The interior is simple and cozy with several tables and a long bar. Guests can choose to either drink their coffee indoors or take it to go. They are especially known for sourcing their single-origin coffee beans via fair-trade directly, and obtaining highly regarded CoE (Cup of Excellence) beans as well. As one of the top independent roasters they participate in various coffee-related events in Korea, and top baristas...

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A Journey into City Street Life in Saigon

A Journey into City Street Life in Saigon


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Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, as it is still referred to, is one of those Southeast Asian cities with such a colorful street life.

Buy One Get One Free Flights to Italy and Europe with Vueling!

by Dan Foster @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

Deal: Promotional Code for Vueling - 2 for 1 - Buy One Get One Free on Flights to Rome, Italy!

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SBCD Korean Tofu House – Korean Soontofu Restaurant Offers NEW Unagi (Jang-Eo) Dishes, Starting from $5.90

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The one Korean dish that I enjoy for the level of comfort it brings is the Soontofu, the soft tofu stew with ingredients such as seafood and vegetables in a spicy broth. “Soon” in Korean means “soft”. SBCD Korean Tofu House is one of the few Soontofu specialty restaurants in Singapore, with branches at Tanjong Pagar Centre and a newly opened outlet at Millenia Walk. The Millenia Walk branch was HUGE (at least in Singapore’s context), with spacious interior, tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and open kitchen concept where you can observe the team of chefs preparing the soups. Don’t have to worry smelling like Korean stew as you walk out as the space is ventilated enough. One important highlight: At the back of the Korean restaurant is where the soft and silken tofu is made FRESH daily. The tofu you are eating is made right in the morning. The chefs from SBCD use special soybeans imported from Paju, South Korea. The area is said to be close to Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and contains the freshest-tasting produce due to the untouched nature. Surprise, surprise. The Korean restaurant has also introduced NEW Jang-Eo (장어) dishes – fresh water eel imported from Korea. While the Jang-Eo is popular during the hot summer days in Korea, you seldom see it in Singapore, at least not yet. The NEW menu will comprise of 4 new Jang-Eo dishes including three under the dine-in menu and one for takeaway. Here are the food items you can expect: Unagi Main on Hotplate ($19.90++, with Soju $29.80++) The Koreans love their Jang-Eo – freshwater eel marinated in novelty sauces, with savoury and delicate taste. Called the “Jangeo-gui” which literally translates to “grilled eel”, the Koreans believe that eating this dish can help improve stamina and prevent heat...

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Get A Room: The Sanchaya

by Chitra Santhinathan @ travel 3Sixty°

A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), The Sanchaya – a collection of 21 villas and nine suites – is a sophisticated retreat along Bintan’s Lagoi Bay. Ensconced within 9.6 hectares of tropical gardens, the property in Indonesia's Riau Islands is steps away from a secluded beach.

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Places to Visit in Dubai (From a Resident)

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

Due to the fact I’ve lived in this city on and off for almost a decade, I regularly receive messages from blog followers/family members/friends/friends of friends/randoms asking...

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Coming up with a plan for New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Coming up with a plan for New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City   New Year’s Eve is the last hurrah of the holiday season. People throughout the world hit the streets in order to enjoy the day. Their goal is to celebrate life and to watch one year end and another begin. It […]

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Heartland Mall Food Directory

by Editorial @ ladyironchef

Photo Credit: Heartland Mall Heartland Mall—located just next to Kovan MRT Station—caters mainly to the residents from the neighbouring housing estates. Although the layout of the mall is such that unit numbers are not used, it is pretty easy to navigate … Continue reading

TripAdvisor - Sai Gon Cafe Travel

TripAdvisor - Sai Gon Cafe Travel


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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 […]

Discover: Santa Fe

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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?

Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Nấp Saigon – Instagrammable Cafe with Airbnb Accommodation, At Ho Chi Minh City

Nấp Saigon – Instagrammable Cafe with Airbnb Accommodation, At Ho Chi Minh City


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Subscribe: [Ho Chi Min City] One of the most frequently asked questions I encountered during my last trip to Vietnam was, “Is Airbnb available in Ho Chi Minh City?” Apart from Airbnb, both Grab and Uber services were also readily available with in-built translation services. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); All these make traveling in Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon) much more convenient, especially when transport and communication can be a problem. Nấp which means both “hidden” in Vietnamese and the literal meaning of “sleep” in English, is one example of both an Airbnb and a cafe under the same roof. It was a pity that I didn’t stay in this Airbnb for this trip as I wasn’t aware that there was accommodation upstair. This was until I saw a security guard at the Instagrammable door, with multiple #ootd photos uploaded on social media. Initially, I was still wondering if there was a need for a security personnel at a café. The seating area inside was quite limited: a communal table, 2 small tables and a small garden with benches in the backyard. Even though there was no physical menu but a single huge chalkboard at the cashier, the description was written in English and the service crew was able to converse well. I decided to order their Egg Coffee (VND 60k, SGD$3.60) which sounded quirky but uniquely found in Vietnam. Instead of the milk foam that we are familiar with for lattes, think thick, beaten egg white set on top of Vietnamese black coffee. While the Vietnamese black coffee is rich and intense, the egg white is (overly) sweetened with an interesting texture similar to a thicker version of LiHo’s cheese toppings. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); For a... Continue Reading

Top casinos to visit around Asia

by Tommy Ooi @ Tommy Ooi Travel Guide

Online casinos have had a profound influence in increasing the popularity of playing casino games. Prior to their creation, some players were rather intimidated to visit a land-based venue to learn how to play. Now, [...]

24 Cocktails From Countries A-Z To Get Your Drink On Whenever You Travel

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Cocktails of the World Ever wondered what are the favourite cocktails of the different countries in the world? We’ve got the answers right here for ...

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How Climbing Up Macau Tower Transformed Me on a Cellular Level

by Irvin Hanni @ travel 3Sixty°

My ascent to the top of 338-metre high Macau Tower can be described in three stages – ‘Hey this is kinda easy’, followed by ‘Whoa look at the view’, and the penultimate ‘Why am I Here?!’.

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Ladies Who Rock: Sanne Leenman, Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

When you are a digital nomad, or travel extensively, nutrition and fitness are really important to feel well and energised. I have been struggling with keeping a healthy diet recently as moving from place to place and working long hours have reduced the level of activities I used to do. That’s how I found Sanne […]

Spectacular Costume & Dance at Korea House in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Korea House is a stunning traditional venue in the center of Seoul promoting the arts, culture and cuisine of Korean people.  The beautiful house and grounds sits on the former residence Paengnyeon Park, who was one of the most highly respected royal subjects during the Joseon Dynesty in the 1400s. The traditional Hanok house was inspired by Jagyeongjeon (Queen Sinjeong residence) from Gyeongbokgung Palace and designed by Eung-soo Shin as a “important intangible cultural property” to showcase Korea’s artistic architectural carpentry. The interior is decorated with ornate painted ceilings and carved wooden panels, and the gardens and courtyards regularly host traditional weddings and ceremonies due to their immaculate beauty. For costume and culture lovers the sites main attraction is The Folk Art Theater. Offering twice daily performances the incredibly talented dancers and musicians showcase their countries cultural heritage through traditional dress, instruments and variety of different dances. The Buchaechum fan dance and the Pungmaul ribbon and drum dance are some of the many highlights during the show will leave you in no doubt about Korea’s contribution to the world of performing arts. The cultural performance at Korea House in Seoul is to date the most spectacular show for traditional costume, dance […]

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Sugar Miss – Popular Instagrammable Marble Cube Cake And Marble Cheese Cake At Taipei

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[Taipei] One of Taipei’s most instagrammable dessert café of late has to be Sugar Miss, with photos of their famed Marble Cube Cake trending in several social media feeds (at least the Chinese ones). The Marble Cube Cakes come with varied fillings of matcha, raspberry and taro, available in very limited quantities. Each is priced about NT$240 – 265 (SGD$10.80 – SGD$11.90), considered on the higher side for Taiwan, though Singaporeans should be used to these prices for cakes. Do note there is a minimum expenditure of NT$200 required for each customer, which should be easily met as long as you get a drink. Reservations are recommended, as the café can get very popular during the weekends. As I arrived about 2pm, there were just 2 Marble Cube Cake left. The décor looked rather “Lady M” – all clean, white with marbled tables, and ironically Lady M Taipei is just located a short distance away with a moderately long queue. The entire vibes felt rather ‘cold’ though, without the extreme friendliness you see at other Taipei café places. Other offerings included the best-selling Marble Cheese Cake (NT$190 per slice, SGD$8.50), and Mille Crepe Cakes with flavours of Matcha Milk, Earl Grey, Valrhona Chocolate, Taro and Seasonal Fruit (NT$180 – 230, SGD$8.00 – 10.30). The Marble Cube Cake was certainly a good-looker, different from other conventional cakes, placed on a marbled plate on white table. This café certainly knows about how to get good lighting for optimal photos. Unfortunately, taste wise, it wasn’t the most impressive. It was OKAY. While the top molten layer looked melty, it was solidified and didn’t add much taste wise. Beneath was a chiffon layer and raspberry fillings that didn’t quite flow at all. It was probably just this cake, as I have seen other versions...

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Tips on your trip to Fansipan

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Fansipan is called “the roof of Indochina”, the highest peak in Indochina as well as in Vietnam with height of 3143m. The mountain is belonged to Hoang Lien Son range, located 9km away from Sapa town on the southwest. There are up to 1680 species of flora, some of them are precious and 327 fauna …

Review: Ha Long Bay cruise by Saigon Cafe Travel | RouteSalad - Student Travel Tips

Review: Ha Long Bay cruise by Saigon Cafe Travel | RouteSalad - Student Travel Tips


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Ever wanted to visit the beautiful Ha Long Bay in Vietnam? Read up on Joanna's #traveltips and full review to hear about her unforgettable experience.

FoodLine – Best Portal For CNY Buffet Catering In Singapore + Enjoy S$38 Off

by ladyironchef @ ladyironchef

With less than a month to go before Chinese New Year, we bet you are just as thrilled about this festive season as much as we are! There’s nothing quite like gathering around the family table for a wholesome feast. … Continue reading

Why Living A ‘Secure’ Life Is An Illusion

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

I leave Dubai for Kathmandu on the 18th of March, where I’ll be volunteering for a few months. That means I have less than...

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Saigon at Night

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

Once the sun sets, taking the suffocating heat with it, Saigon turns on the lights and lets down its hair. Students meet to play cards at coffee shops, the bars fill up with both locals and tourists, and the city's innumerable old lady brigades claim their habitual seats on the corners. Whether we were getting drunk at hotpot joints with brand new best-friends-ever, strolling along the canal with dozens of dog-walkers, or zipping around on scooters while the city lights blaze by, some of our best Saigon memories came at night.

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2017 – A Year of Firsts, Big Decisions and Life’s Turning Points

by Isabel Leong @ Bel Around The World

You know how it is when the year has come and gone and it’s the new year again and you’re full on with reflections and resolutions for the new year? Yeah, I remember writing all sorts of resolutions every new year, but I tapered off and completely stopped doing that a couple of years ago […]

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Saigon’s Street Cats and Dogs

by Mike @ Saigon For 91 Days

We judge a city based on a few critical factors: cuisine, transportation, museums, nightlife... and the cuteness of its street cats and dogs. And that last one is a category in which Saigon scores high. Check out some of the creatures we've met during our 91 days in the city. Which ones would you take home? You can only choose one!

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Drinking Culture in Saigon – Part 2: Cocktail Culture, Cuisine & Mixology Bars, and Single-Spirit Bars

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

You have seen the city growing and globalizing, with luxurious department stores, elegant restaurants, shining craft beer taprooms, and fancy nightclubs flocked with young locals. Check my first part of this drinking culture series – about best bars in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) for nightlife hanging out spots and craft beer – if you […]

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On the hunt for Kowloon’s best street food finds

by Emma Caldwell @ Urban Adventures

Street food is the lifeblood of Hong Kong. Behind the flashy expat-friendly high-end eateries and skyscrapers that stretch as far as the eye can see, tiny little noodle houses and produce markets still thrive as locals flock to them in droves to get the freshest and tastiest treats this city...

Get A Room: Parkroyal Penang Resort

by travel 3Sixty° @ travel 3Sixty°

One of the earliest resorts along Batu Ferringhi on the northwest coast of Penang island, Parkroyal Penang Resort is the kind of place that guests return to time and again to recreate holiday experiences that remain etched in their memories.

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Review: Bounce Guesthouse Hongdae – Seoul, South Korea

by Dan Foster @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

I recently had the pleasure of staying a few nights at Bounce Guesthouse in Seoul, South Korea with two lovely hosts: Anson and Scarlett. This homely pad is a great place for young people looking for a friendly place to socialise and meet like-minded travellers. Book on Hostelworld → First impressions I was pretty jet-lagged […]

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10 Bars In Singapore’s CBD With The Best Happy Hour Deals

by Alvin T @ ladyironchef

In Singapore, few things ever come as cheaply as we would prefer (not in the town area at least). After a long, tiring day at work when all you feel like doing is winding down at a spiffy bar, with … Continue reading

Nine Years on the Road (30th November 2008 – 30th November 2017)

by Kirsty & Mark @ Kathmandu & Beyond

Some musings from nine years of full-time travel A few days ago we put a post on Facebook announcing the anniversary of our ninth year of full-time travel. By our standards, the post did very well and we got a lot of engagement from it. It was encouraging to see comments from a wide range […]

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What to pack for your Vietnam Holiday

by Internetfellas @ Saigon Cafe

Thai cooking is very different than modern western cooking. Where in western cooking (particularly baking) ingredients are measured exactly, Thai cooking is much more lenient.

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10 Items To Buy From Japanese 7-Eleven Convenience Stores

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Step into the budget food haven of Japan’s 7-Eleven! If you’ve been to Japan, you’ll know that food doesn’t always come cheap. For the budget ...

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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 […]

Review: Sky Garden – Fenchurch Street, London

by Carina Chung @ RouteSalad – Student Travel Tips

Today, I have the wonderful opportunity of sharing with you a little review of my experience to the Sky Garden in London. I hope you enjoy it, also, don’t forget to say hi, or leave a comment to let me know your thoughts! For a bit about me, see my mini bio at the bottom […]

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Travel to Sapa – Homestays and More

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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