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Best Places to Visit in Asia in 2018

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

Nepal Nepal was once a rising star on the tourist scene, fast on its way to becoming one of the best tourist places in Asia. But that changed tragically when an earthquake devastated the country in April 2015, and lead many many tourists to erase it from their list of Asia destinations. But, two years […]

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SAIGON FREE WALKING TOURS

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

14 Amazing Things To Do In Crete, Greece

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Out of all the Greek islands like; Corfu, Samos, Santorini or Mykonos, Crete is (without a doubt) the largest. It’s a place filled with everything from historic forts, plates of yummy Greek food and oodles of beautiful scenery. There’s a whole heap of amazing things to do in Crete. I promise you’ll be spoilt for choice. Now, as I said, … Continue Reading

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The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you’re like us and got the Vietnamese habit of waking up with the sun and a cup of cà phê sữa đá, you probably have already your favorite Phở or Bánh Mì joint that will help you start the day in ease. For most...

11 Unique Things To Do In Paris

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Paris is possibly one of the most sought-after cities to visit. With things like the top places to see like the Eiffel Tower, embracing its romantic image and finding a good restaurant with a view. These all make it a focal point when thinking of visiting France, but there really is so much more to the … Continue Reading

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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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Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours & cycling Vietnam

Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours & cycling Vietnam


Sinhbalo

Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours. We have been organizing Mekong delta tours in Vietnam for more than 20 years. Our tours made by a delta local.

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.

Ho Chi Minh City

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Celinne da Costa spent a year traveling the world and relying on the kindness of strangers to host her. She stayed with 70+ strangers in 17 countries across four continents. In this interview, Celinne tells us how she did it all, with surprisingly very few hiccups along the way.

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Hotels near Saigon Tourist, Ho Chi Minh City - BEST HOTEL RATES Near Tourist and Travel Info, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam


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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.

7 Things to Know Before You Go To Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

7 Things to Know Before You Go To Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


The Points Guy

Ho Chi Minh City is the jumping off point for many people visiting Vietnam. Here are seven things you should consider before you head there.

How Does VRBO Work?

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

So you’re curious about this new trend in vacation rentals, and VRBO has you interested, right? Below we’ll explain how VRBO works, the things you need to know, and help you find the perfect place to stay for your next vacation. For those of you looking to rent your property on VRBO, and curious about […]

Top Vietnamese adventure travel destinations

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

Many Vietnamese travellers choose to venture off the beaten path as they make adventurous trips to conquer Mount Pha Luong, Datanla Waterfall, or trek through Mui Doi (the East Pole of Vietnam) to enjoy spectacular the sunsets. Following are some of the most popular places for adventure tourists:   Pha Luong Mount in Tan Xuan […]

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10 DAYS KONG: SKULL ISLAND – FOLLOW FILM CREW STEPS AND BEACH RELAX

by admin @ Sai Gon – Eviva Tour Vietnam

10-day relax excursion in Viet Nam: Start the trip with Sai Gon city tour, then you will move to Cu Chi tunnels. Explore Mekong delta in one day before has more refreshing time in Ho Tram resort. Come back to Sai Gon and continue with the northern trip: Ha Noi city tour, Ninh Binh province...

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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.

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.

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!

The Rex Hotel

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8 DAYS KONG: SKULL ISLAND – FOLLOW FILM CREW STEPS AND BEACH RELAX

by admin @ Sai Gon – Eviva Tour Vietnam

8-day tour/Discover Vietnam: Begin with Saigon city tour, a day trip driving to My Tho, take a boat on the Mekong River and its multiple canals to Ben Tre. Visit a coco candy factory, go through the historical Cu Chi Tunnels. Enjoy Hanoi city tour, visit the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of...

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ETB07 – VIETNAM DISCOVERY

by admin @ Sai Gon – Eviva Tour Vietnam

Vietnam is the exotic tourist destination that famous for the warmth of the people, the long history, rich culture and customs of 54 minorities’ ethnic group. Beside, the country also attracts more and more tourists with the variety of the stunning natural landscapes. Vietnam is also proudly to be location of 7 World Heritage Sites...

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ETB08 – INDOCHINA HIGHLIGHTS TOURS

by admin @ Sai Gon – Eviva Tour Vietnam

Indochina is a land formed from three countries: Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The area has a diverse tropical climate, and is abundant in natural resources. In the past, all three countries suffered from the yoke of French colonialism. Together they have struggled to secure freedom and independence for each country in its own right.

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Connecting you to the local experience – My day out with Inspitrip

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Well, I haven’t been out on a trip for quite a while. (I think the last one was with Saigon Treasure Hunt) The main reason is, I’ve been totally flat out writing and editing the second edition of my book...

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Thailand and Morocco. Passport to the World Radio Podcast.

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

  I was invited by Cathy Retief-Niel onto her Passport to the World to talk about my most recent trips to Thailand and Morocco. With Thailand being one of South Africa’s most popular choices for an overseas holiday, I talk about my recent visit and an itinerary that allows the combination of Bangkok, Koh Samui…

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Pa Ku San, Mother Mountain in the clouds

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

VietNamNet Bridge – Pa Ku San Mountain in Lao Cai Province has primitive forests covered in moss, forests full of maple trees and their colourful leaves, cliffs that startle with their steepness and, at times, all this is covered in a sea of mist. Through the mist: We reached the climax of our feelings. — […]

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11 Gorgeous Places To Visit On The Coast Of Cornwall, England

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Let’s be frank, charming seaside trips are amazing. I mean, at the first sight of sunshine (or dry even dry weather for that matter) us Brits rush to the sea. It’s in our blood! Especially in Cornwall, where there’s a whole heap of pretty seaside towns and coastlines to explore. If you’ve never had a … Continue Reading

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An Illustrated Guide To Vietnam’s Motorbikers

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

SAIGON STREET FOOD

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

Is Expedia reliable? Can you book safely through their website?

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

One of the world’s biggest third party travel companies, Expedia, has been around for over 20 years. It started as a company within Microsoft, and then was spun out, built up, and then made public as one of the fastest growing travel companies in the world. They work with thousands of hotels, airlines, car rental […]

10 Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

10 Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Hand Luggage Only

Formerly known as Saigon and Prey Nokor (at different times), Ho Chi Minh City was re-named after the country's revolutionary leader (and the first leader in North Vietnam) Ho Chi Minh. It is the largest city

Photo Essay: CET Florence

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Tessa Carreiro, (Brandeis University) CET Florence, Fall 2017                    

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Photo Essay: CET Siena

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Morgan Ryan, Student Correspondent (University of Virginia) CET Siena, Fall 2017          

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London from Gatwick. Things to Do.

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

London is a city with a population of around 8.7 million with strong Roman Britain roots – and despite Brexit, remains the economic powerhouse of Europe. Samuel Johnson famously said that when you’re tired of London, you’re tired of life. But until you’re familiar with its excellent public transport system, it can feel a little…

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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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Saigon Central Post Office

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

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.

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.)

The Best Of Siquijor: Itinerary, Tourist Spots and Budget in 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Siquijor travel guide and itinerary has all you need to know to plan your trip to one of the best hidden gems of the Philippines. Dreamy waterfalls, secret tropical beaches and memorable sunsets await you in Siquijor: the island of fire! Siquijor island has been known as land of witchcraft, enchantments and sorcery. So […]

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Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide 2018 | Ho Chi Minh City Tourism - KAYAK

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide 2018 | Ho Chi Minh City Tourism - KAYAK


KAYAK

Planning to visit Ho Chi Minh City? Discover how to get there, where to stay, what to do, where to eat and more, in the best guide to Ho Chi Minh City, from KAYAK.

Sri Lanka’s must try dishes. Culinary Tour.

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

When in Rome, act like a Roman, is a proverb that has probably been repeated more times than memory, and while it may not be possible to completely adhere to the saying, there are times when we choose to be like a local when touring foreign lands. Stay like a local is a trend and…

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10 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

10 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City


The Independent

The whirlwind formally known as Saigon is a hot, noisy, dynamic city that rarely sleeps, with a complex history and plenty of culture to soak up. Combine this with the laughably good-value prices of everything from lodgings to lunch, and there’s never been a better time to explore this south Vietnamese gem. Here are 10 ways to make the most of a visit. 

My 31 Favorite Travel Tips From My 31 Years Of Age (Auch!)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Looking at my travel resume, I have been fortunate to have visited more than 30 countries in 4 different continents. About time to put together my favorite ever travel tips that work anywhere in the world. This year I’ve turned 31 years old (auch!) which also means 31 years of collecting travel experiences. With every […]

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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.

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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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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Mekong Delta Cycling Tour Phnompenh to SaiGon 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour PhnomPenh to SaiGon Tour Code: SBL9C Day 1: PhnomPenh to ChauDoc (Dinner) Boarding on HangChau speed boat at Phnompenh boat pier for a 4 hours cruise down the Mekong river, crossing the border Kamsamnor to Vinh Xuong -Viet Nam. Then a little more cruise to ChauDoc. Our guide will pick you…

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The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

  It’s not always easy to explore Saigon under this unbeatable heat, and sometimes a quick ice cream stop can be the best way to refresh yourself and have enough energy for your adventures here. Fortunately, with a summer all year round, Ho Chi Minh...

ECO10 – TOUR VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA

by admin @ Sai Gon – Eviva Tour Vietnam

Cambodia and Vietnam are arguably South East Asia’s most flamboyant, exciting and exotic destinations. This trip takes you on a fantastic journey seeing the highlights of both countries starting with the stunning Halong Bay and other wonderful landscapes of Vietnam such as Hue, Hoi An, Mekong Delta. Then come to one of the greatest temple...

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SAIGON FREE WALING TOURS

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

Using a Smartphone Camera Lens Kit To Boost Your Photos: Pixter Review

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Looking for a clever, effective and inexpensive way to boost your photos on your smartphone? Pixter might be the answer you’re looking for. This is a detailed review on of their attachable smartphone camera lens: the Super Fisheye! I confess I had a bit of prejudice against smartphone accessories. It’s just that I’ve seen so […]

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How to Drive a Motorbike in Vietnam

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

To the untrained eye, Vietnam’s traffic is absolute chaos. Nobody obeys any laws, the roads are overcrowded, and Vietnamese drivers often seem completely oblivious to everything around them. And yet, there’s a beauty to the madness. It flows naturally, like blood pulsing through a body with paved veins. This guide will help you to make […]

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French photographer promote Vietnamese culture and people

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

Caption: Some of the 37 art photos promoting Vietnamese people and culture by renowned French photographer Réhahn are displayed in HCM City’s District 3 from Jan 6 to Feb 6. — VNS Photo Viet Nam NewsHCM CITY — An exhibition displaying 37 art photos promoting the values and diversity of Vietnamese people and culture by […]

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The Best Apps To Buy Cheap Flights On Your Phone (Updated for 2018!)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Finding a good and reliable travel app can be a hard task. In this article I will try to answer the question: which are the best apps to find cheap flights on your phone? Booking flights before vs now Not many years ago, you need an appointment with your travel agent to book a flight. We booked […]

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Photo Essay: CET Japan

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Rina Lindenmayer, (Soka University of America) Student Correspondent CET Japan, Fall 2017                    

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Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary


the Guardian

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

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.

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

The 19 Best Travel Accessories To Save Space, Time And Money In 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This article is a comprehensive list of all the items and travel accessories that make your life easier when you are on the road. Based on my personal experience and the latest trends out there. How many have you got already? Let me start by saying I’ve seen loads of lists of “must-have” travel accessories […]

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Is VRBO Safe and Legit?

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

We get asked about the new economy of short term rentals, and whether or not services like VRBO are safe and legitimate ways to book travel or to rent out unused vacation homes. We thought we would answer some of the most common questions below that we hear from our readers to help you make […]

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.

Ubud Monkey Forest In Bali – Things To Know Before You Visit

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

My first visit to the Monkey Forest was fraught with an unnecessary amount of anxiety! One of us, can’t remember who it was (all I know is that it wasn’t me 😀 ) mentioned how the monkeys in the forest were kinda crazy and would attack people for food or even for things like their … Continue Reading

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Sparkles and Spoils with Shimansky Diamonds. Cape Town.

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

An invitation to join a day of Sparkles and Spoils with Shimansky Diamonds had me embarking on an itinerary that offered up the best of Cape Town, in fine company and absolutely indulgent style. Meeting a group of fellow bloggers at Cape Town Helicopters at the V&A Waterfront, we enjoyed a glass of Groot Constantia MCC…

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The hottest bucket list destinations in Asia for 2018

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

1. China China is a country that has been moving forward, and fast, for three millennia. Now a country of development, technology and growth, China retains a firm connection to its ancient past. From the rural areas filled with green rice paddy fields to the sprawling metropolises, this country is diverse, colourful and exotic. Travel from […]

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Vietnam Tourist Visa Requirements

Vietnam Tourist Visa Requirements


Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Many countries still require a Vietnam tourist visa to enter the country. Luckily with the Visa on Arrival process it's easier than ever to get.

Saigon Night Life Dinner Cruise and AO Show

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

Saigon Night Life Dinner Cruise and AO Show Saigon Night Life Dinner Cruise and AO Show is very exciting tour so no need any trip to the rural area of... Read More

Visiting Saigon During TET – 2017

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

TET or Lunar New Year occurs at the end of January in 2017. The lead up to the Year of the Rooster will be very festive, but during the actual holiday period, the atmosphere around the country will change completely. The...

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Mekong River Cruise CanTho ChauDoc PhnomPenh 3 days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong river cruise CanTho ChauDoc Phnompenh provides you an opportunity to see bustling floating markets, natural arroyos system and river life on the mekong from Vietnam to Cambodia. Tour Code: SBL18A Day 1: SaiGon – CaiBe – CanTho (Lunch) We depart at 8:00am and head south to the river town of Cai Be, a rural…

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Mekong River Cruise and Homestay in CanTho

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong river cruise and homestay in Cantho 2 days, a wonderful and relaxing way to see the river life and tropical gardens in mekong delta Vietnam. A lengthy cruise ~ 45km through islands and branches of Mekong river, we cruise down narrow waterways to remote villages. Tour Code: SBL6B Day 1: Sai Gon to Cai Be…

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Photo Essay: CET Prague

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Eliza Singleton, (Elon University) Student Correspondent for CET Prague Fall 2017                

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EAD10 – BIKING FROM HO CHI MINH CITY TO HANOI

by admin @ Sai Gon – Eviva Tour Vietnam

Our cycling tour provides opportunities to meet the locals and experience their culture in a way that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. So come with us and get active as we travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Noi, down country lanes and over spectacular mountain passes. And, of course, all the exercise gives you...

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The BEST: What to do in Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona While on Vacation

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

If you’re looking to escape the rainy weather in your hometown, get some golf in, or just enjoy the hot, hot heat, Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona are a great way to do just that. We recently visited Phoenix, and after our research, below you’ll find the best things to do in Phoenix and nearby Scottsdale […]

Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City | CET Academic Programs

Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City | CET Academic Programs


CET Academic Programs

Written by Leah Phan (University of Florida), Student Correspondent CET Vietnam, Summer 2016 Activities Artinus 02-04 đường số 9, khu đô thị mới Him Lam D7, Tân Hưng, 7, Hồ Chí Minh Artinus is a 3D interactive art museum. Tickets range …

HCM City Hop on – Hop off

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

HCM City Hop on – Hop off Departure: 08:00 – 08:30 AM                                                                          Return: 06:00 – 06:30 PM ITINERARY of HO CHI MINH CITY BUS TOUR – “Hop on – Hop off” Departure: 23/9... Read More

The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

What to eat for Lunch in Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a Saigon? Entering the world of Vietnamese food can be a daunting task for a beginner out there on their own. What is it? Where is it? Is it the best? These are the questions...

Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We always recommend travelers in Vietnam to definitely try what the locals call “ốc”, which literally means “snails”, though its meaning is actually going out and enjoying seafood, including crabs, shrimps, oyster and yes, snails. However these ốc restaurants usually have only a 5 to 10...

The Best Lisbon Hidden Gems and Secret Spots

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This is a curated list of the major Lisbon hidden gems and secret places. No touristy bullshit or pretentiousness here. Whether you are living in Lisbon, have a few extra days to explore or you’re an hipster looking for the off the beaten track, this article is for you. Lisbon holds a special place in […]

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Norwegian Dreamliner Breaks JFK Speed Record

Norwegian Dreamliner Breaks JFK Speed Record

by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

While no commercial aircraft has come close to touching the record transatlantic flight time of the now-defunct Concorde, which clocked in at just under two hours and 53 minutes back in 1996, one subsonic airliner has now come closer than ever before. As The Telegraph reports, this Monday, a Norwegian 787 Dreamliner flew from New …

Ho Chi Minh City and around Guide | Vietnam Travel

Ho Chi Minh City and around Guide | Vietnam Travel


Rough Guides

Ho Chi Minh City – or Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh, to give it its full Vietnamese title – is Vietnam’s centre of commerce and the country’s biggest city...

Li'l C - Big Shoe Lady

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Wyndham Worldwide Acquires LaQuinta for $1.95 Billion

Wyndham Worldwide Acquires LaQuinta for $1.95 Billion

by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation will acquire La Quinta Holdings, Inc. in a $1.95 billion dollar cash deal announced Thursday morning. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of the second quarter of 2018, however, in the even that the deal falls through, La Quinta will pay Wyndham a termination fee of $37 million. Wyndham …

Fall in love with Paris. Things to do in the city of light and romance.

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

For me, 2018 is set to bring much European travel and I am fortunate enough to be in the planning stages of two to three trips, with a return to some of my favourite cities guaranteed. One of them will be Paris, a city that tops the wish list of many travellers who are yet…

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12 DAYS FOLLOW STEPS OF KONG: SKULL ISLAND FILM CREW

by admin @ Sai Gon – Eviva Tour Vietnam

The whole Viet Nam in the 12-day trip: From the southern site with Sai Gon city, Cu Chi tunnels, Mekong delta to Central site with Da Nang city, Hoi An ancient town, Tra Que village, and Cam Thanh village; Last stop in Northern Viet Nam: Ha Noi city, Ninh Binh with Hoa Lu citadel, Trang...

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Insider’s View Episode 8 – Fiona Briers

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Episode 8 of Insider’s View comes from Fiona Briers who runs the brilliant Bright Solutions in Vietnam. The work they do to empower women and produce gorgeous handicrafts is fabulous. She’s been here almost 9 years so I’d say she...

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The 17 Best West End Theatre Shows In London To See

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

Confession: The very first West End Theatre Show In London I saw was years and years ago and I remember being very unenthusiastic prior to seeing it. It was all Lloyd’s idea – mostly to escape the cold in London.We’d all popped round to celebrate New Year’s in London (we hadn’t moved to London back … Continue Reading

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6 (Non-Millennial) Solo Female Travelers Share Their Travel Wisdom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Solo female travel isn't just for millennials! In this column, Kristin Addis introduces us to some older solo female travelers who are following their dreams to see the world. These women come from all backgrounds and all walks of life, proving it's never too late to start traveling.

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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.

New forms of tourism struggle in Ho Chi Minh City - Tuoi Tre News

New forms of tourism struggle in Ho Chi Minh City - Tuoi Tre News


Tuoi Tre News

Agritourism and river-based tourism in Ho Chi Minh are falling short of their full potential despite heavy investment

Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Christmas is nearly a month away, and can be trully a magical time in Vietnam (minus the snow). If you decided to spend our favorite holiday in the South of Vietnam, make sure to check out our video on what Xmas is really like like...

Should You Book a Business Trip on Expedia?

by Jacob Klein @ Champion Traveler

Perhaps you’re new to business travel expenses or you’re at a new job where you’re just not sure whether using a site like Expedia is the appropriate way to book a trip. The answer is typically: “sure!” but there are a few things to consider before booking a business trip on Expedia, including your company’s […]

Edmonton, Canada – Your 1 Week Travel Plan And Itinerary

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

The city of Edmonton in Canada is not necessarily the city everyone might have a ready made travel plan and itinerary for. Vancouver, perhaps or even Toronto but seeing as we had to get one together after visiting recently, and one that saw us make the most of the season we visited in, I figured … Continue Reading

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10 DAYS KONG: SKULL ISLAND – FOLLOW FILM CREW STEPS AND BEACH RELAX PHAN THIET

by admin @ Sai Gon – Eviva Tour Vietnam

Vietnam is rapidly developing but holds onto the charming traditions and culture which make it such a fascinating holiday destination. Saigon in the south is the modern metropolis where the distant charm of the French colonial empire seems still hidden behind the many old city mansions and in the tree–lined avenues. The Mekong Delta is...

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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.

Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

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

Escape Hunt Experience Ho Chi Minh City

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And the winner is….

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

I received thousands of submissions for my round the world contest, and I enjoyed reading every single one of them. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner. Today, I'm very excited to announce the official winner of the round the world contest! The journey begins next month.

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Vietnam Cookery Centre

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A Journey Through Madagascar: Notes on the Privilege of Travel

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

We travelers are a lucky bunch. It's easy to forget just how privileged we are to be able to travel the world. The truth is, most people rarely even leave their own country, let alone visit destinations all over the globe. My recent visit to Madagascar reminded me that it's important to keep this perspective in mind, and to give back to organizations that help the places we visit.

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Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

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

The 10 Best Street Foods You Will Find In Asia

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

Street food in Asia is something that supports the development of cities, provides quick snacks for people in a rush, and enables poorer people with fewer cooking tools at home to buy food that is full of flavor and cultural history. Some of the found recipes are those which have gained international popularity, but their origins are […]

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My interview on travel and influencer trend predictions for 2018 #BizTrends

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

I was interviewed by Bizcommunity.com about my travel and influencer trend predictions for 2018, including my thoughts on major disruptions that may just be on the rise, by Robin Fredericks. This as part of their #BizTrends2018 series. Do visit BizCommunity to read more. Also let me know if you agree, or disagree? Also what you feel we should look out…

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Blue River Hotel 3

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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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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

From Minority to Majority: On Navigating My Identity Abroad

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Stephanie Jamilla (George Washington University) Student Correspondent CET Vietnam, Fall 2017 As I sit on a bench on the Book Street (Đường Sách), which has become one of my favorite nooks of Saigon, and draft my final blog post, it strikes […]

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Haitian Ad Agency Creates Campaign Around ‘Shithole Countries’

Haitian Ad Agency Creates Campaign Around ‘Shithole Countries’

by Alexa Noel @ The Points Guy

During a White House meeting on January 11, President Trump stated that immigrants from Norway would be preferable over immigrants from “shithole” countries like Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations, according to several reports. According to The New York Times, when Trump heard that Haitians were among those who would benefit from the proposed …

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

A comprehensive budget travel guide to the city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam with tips and advice on things to do, see, ways to save money, and cost information.

Museum of Vietnamese History

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Work Thoughts: Important, popular, viral.

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

As we wind down a big and busy year, one that brought much change in my life, most specifically on the personal front, I reflect with gratitude on all who have supported me, loved me and nurtured me through the rather challenging transition period. Among much else, I relaunched my blog under a different theme during…

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An Awesome 2-Week Thailand Itinerary (For First-Timers)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This article will help you craft your very own Thailand travel itinerary. After reading this, you’ll be ready for a trip to one of the most adventure-packed destination in the world! Thailand is a one of a kind place in the world. Despite getting 30M of tourists every year – some spots are already lost […]

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Lisbon 3-Day Itinerary: What to See In Europe’s Hipster Capital

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Lisbon 3-day itinerary is ideal for anyone visiting for the first time the portuguese capital. It’s packed with insider advice of what’s REALLY worth to do and hipster tips to see the major sights. Bem-vindo a Lisboa! Oh Lisbon. The city oozing the million-dollar combination of tradition, charm and modernism. The alluring culture, the […]

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Request Hotel contract

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

DUC VUONG HOTEL “ONE OF GREAT HOTELS IN BUI VIEN WALKING STREET” Dear value Partners, First of all, please send the greeting from Duc Vuong Hotel, and wish your company... Read More

Alaska Airlines Debuts New Employee Uniforms, Its First Combined With Virgin America

Alaska Airlines Debuts New Employee Uniforms, Its First Combined With Virgin America

by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Disclaimer: Alaska wants its employees to be the first to see the new uniforms, so photos of the custom-made garments have yet to be released to the media. We will update this story with photos once we get them. Alaska Airlines debuted the latest change to its airline in its ongoing merger with Virgin America. …

Cycling Mekong Delta Vietnam to Cambodia |CanTho ChauDoc HaTien 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Cycling Mekong Delta Vietnam to Cambodia | CanTho ChauDoc HaTien 4 Days Tour Code: SBL9B Day1: Sai Gon to Cai Be, Vinh Long and to Can Tho (Lunch, dinner) 8.00 am our shuttle will take you out of town on an approx. 2hrs drive to Cai Lay where you collect your bicycles and enjoy a…

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5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam. For Round the World Experts. | The Incidental Tourist

5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam. For Round the World Experts. | The Incidental Tourist


The Incidental Tourist

‘5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.’ My article as written for Round The World Experts, as it originally appears here. The first thing to strike you about Ho Chi Minh City is how the streets teem with family-laden scooters, bicycles, cars and carts that weave their way between pedestrians in conical hats…

Mekong River Cruise PhnomPenh, ChauDoc, CanTho, Saigon 3days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

At Phnompenh, the Mekong splits into two main branches: the HauGiang (Tonle Bassac) which flows via ChauDoc, LongXuyen and CanTho to the sea; and the TienGiang (Tonle Mekong) which splits into several branches at VinhLong and empties into the sea at six points. The Mekong river cruise from Phnompenh to ChauDoc, Cantho and onto Saigon…

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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.

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.

HCM HOP ON – HOP OFF CITY TOUR

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

HCM HOP ON – HOP OFF CITY TOUR HCM hopon hop off  city tour Departure: 08:00 – 08:30 AM   –  valid 24 hours (see time schedule) This tour will departure: 23/9 Park... Read More

SAIGON UNSEEN SCOOTER TOUR

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

SAIGON UNSEEN SCOOTER TOUR Saigon unseen scooter tour departures time: 8:00AM, 1:00PM TRANSPORTATION: Motorbike OPTIONAL SERVICES: Private Tour add $10 per person PRICE: $35 or 787,500VND SAIGON UNSEEN SCOOTER TOUR ITINERARY WHAT IS... Read More

My Mom Says This Blog is Boring

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Last month, my mom told me she thought this blog was boring. “Where’s all the fun stuff? I want to see more photos of you traveling. I don’t care about these other updates.” “Mom, I live in Austin now. You know I’m not on the road that much,” I replied. “I know but still….I want […]

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U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam


U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

The U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City is located at 4 Le Duan Blvd., District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. You may contact the Consulate switchboard at +84-28-3520-4200. Appointments with the Consul General or other Consulate Officials Please write to: 4 Le Duan Blvd., District 1, Ho Chi Minh ...

Climbing Mount Pico: All You Need To Know For an Epic Hike

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

During my last trip to Azores, I had the pleasure of climbing Mount Pico in Pico island. Here’s my experience and how you can get to the top safely. While it’s not by any means amongst the tallest in the world, Mount Pico can be deceptively difficult to conquer which leads to many failed climb […]

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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.

Jumanji Ticket Giveaway. The game has changed: but the legend continues.

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

Fancy an adventure and yet find yourself stuck at home or behind your desk working this festive season? Well, don’t let that prevent you from escaping into your dream adventure – with a twist – at the movies. The new Jumanji is about to be released and I have a Jumanji Ticket Giveaway so that you can be…

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Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 3 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 3 days: LongAn – MyTho – CaiBe – VinhLong – CanTho This tour takes three days and two nights. It’s available all year round. Tour code SBL 8 Day 1: Saigon – LongAn – MyTho – VinhLong ( Lunch, dinner) Leaving Saigon, our shuttle will take you for about one hour…

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HCM City – Cu Chi tunnel Tour

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

HCM City – Cu Chi tunnel Tour HCM City – Cu Chi tunnel Tour is great deluxe join-in group tour from Ho Chi Minh City (HMC.C) if you do not... Read More

7 Unique Experiences and Things To Do in Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

These are some of the most unique things to do in Pico you can’t miss when you’re in the island. Pico is the second largest island of the Azores archipelago – after São Miguel. Despite being the most obviously volcanic, it still boasts an incredible variety of landscapes. Between the green meadows, the lava fields, […]

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Asia Locals | Tours - Hotels - Cruises - Private Travel Transfer

Asia Locals | Tours - Hotels - Cruises - Private Travel Transfer


Asia Locals | Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia - Myanmar - Thailand - Singapore - Malaysia - Indonesia and India

Asia City Tours offer Daily Travel and Tours, Cruises, Private Transfer in Asia City of Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia - Myanmar - Thailand - Singapore - Malaysia - Indonesia and India

Insider’s View. Episode 7 – Jean Ngo (The Expat Shop)

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Editor’s Note: Episode 7 of Insider’s view comes from Jean Ngo, owner of “The Expat Shop.” Jean is yet another visitor who fell in love with this crazy city while on holidays and returned to make Saigon her home. As...

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Jasper, Canada – Your Winter Weekend Travel Plan And Itinerary

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

Jasper, Canada is one of the biggest reasons to visit Canada in winter! This already spectacular park, and home to the Canadian Rockies totally transforms in winter to some almost fairytale-like winter wonderland. The lakes freeze over, waterfalls turn into magnificent ice sculptures and mountain roads turns into ski slopes! Not many places in the … Continue Reading

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Lisbon Travel Blog: Complete City Guide for 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Lisbon travel blog and guide has all you need to know to plan your trip to the trendiest hotspot in Europe right now. Budget, tourist traps and places not to miss vs main tourist traps, places to eat and of course insider tips. After all I’ve lived in Lisbon for a decade! I know […]

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Luxury Saigon River Tours by Exciting Speedboat | Les Rives

Luxury Saigon River Tours by Exciting Speedboat | Les Rives


Les Rives

Les Rives operates luxury Saigon River tours to the Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels, Unesco listed Can Gio Forest, in Ho Chi Minh City, and more.

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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How to Know When to Travel Anywhere – The Rove.me experience

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

We live in a rushed era where the “fast-food” concept has arrived to the travel world too. Many people out there can do a life of travel based on keeping a count of countries visited and bragging themselves because of it. But is that really the essence of traveling? For me, the whole purpose of […]

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How To Get From Lisbon Airport to City Center (Without Getting Scammed)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Find out how to conveniently get to some of the most popular places in Lisbon’s city center. First tip: stay away from taxis! Lisbon is one of the most charming capitals in Europe. There are many unique things to do, see and taste here, ensuring you have a memorable time. I recommend that you stay […]

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The Long Tan Cross Memorial

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

HCM City – LongPhuoc Tunnels –- Nui Dat former base -– Long Tan Cross (One Day Trip) Tour Code: SBL4B Departure 7:30 am at your hotel, we drive 2 hours to BaRia and on to LongPhuoc commune. We visit LongPhuoc tunnels, constructed by the VC in 1948. Passing the big memorial building, you will find…

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Thoughts Upon Leaving

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Taylor Ginter (Rice University) Student Correspondent CET Harbin, Fall 2017 I just finished my last final but it doesn’t feel like I can start enjoying my relaxing winter break just yet — I’ve still got my whole dorm room to […]

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These are the 10 Most-Liked Airbnb Listings on Instagram

These are the 10 Most-Liked Airbnb Listings on Instagram

by Jeffrey Preis @ The Points Guy

Airbnb released a list of their 10 most-liked listings on Instagram and the crowd has spoken: Everyone loves a home with a view — and it doesn’t matter if it’s a secluded forest, private terrace or amazing cityscape. Take a look at the Instagrams with the most likes and comments and you may find your …

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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ECL06 – INSERT THE STRANGE WORLD IN VIETNAM

by admin @ Sai Gon – Eviva Tour Vietnam

Vietnam’s color, chaos and natural beauty bring a new adventure every day. Feel your senses come alive as you walk Hanoi’s crazy streets, visit the other-worldly villages of Sapa and sail on majestic Halong Bay, silent Hue, charming Hoi An, dynamic Ho Chi Minh City and leisure Mekong. Experience the scenic, historical, cultural and culinary...

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Chiang Mai. Authentic Northern Thailand.

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

  Chiang Mai. Authentic Northern Thailand. Founded in 1296 as the capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom, today it is a peaceful place where past and present merge with modern buildings and luxury hotels exist effortlessly alongside sacred temples, yet somehow feels more like a rural town than a bustling capital, and just beyond the…

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Is Naples Safe For Tourists? What You (Really) Need To Know

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

It’s 2017 so time to sort this drama once and for all. Is Naples safe for tourists or not? Let’s spill the truth! It’s the elephant in the room of every discussion around Naples. Just like happened when I visited Rio de Janeiro, most of my conversations before heading to Italy’s third largest city had […]

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Pho Binh Noodle Shop

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Questing while Abroad

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Anna Dolliver (University of Texas-Austin) Student Correspondent CET Taiwan, Fall 2017 Achievement unlocked! You are surviving your semester abroad. Sure, you’ve had a few late nights, a shaky speech or two, and the bus system continues to prove your fiercest rival, […]

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Bonsai Saigon River Cruise – Resurrection!

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Bonsai is Back!!! It’s my great pleasure to announce that as of April 2017, Bonsai Dinner Cruises has a brand new boat, “The Bonsai Legacy,” and is re-open for business. I often get queries from my readers about which night...

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Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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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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Discover Incredible Scandinavian Holiday Destinations.

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

An area I long to visit and learn more about, Scandinavia offers diverse tourist attractions that range from unique architecture and design to the celebration of its natural beauty and spending time with the welcoming communities. From bustling metropolis and beautiful countryside, here are some recommendations that will help you interact with the locals and…

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Best Time to Visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Weather & Other Travel Tips

Best Time to Visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Weather & Other Travel Tips


VacationIdea

November to April is the best times to visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

Things to do in Saigon » A Guide to Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City - Love & Road

Things to do in Saigon » A Guide to Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City - Love & Road


Love & Road

An ultimate guide to all the top things to do in Saigon. Where to stay, transportation, attractions in Ho Chi Minh City and safe issues.

Silverland Sakyo Hotel and Spa

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Ho Chi Minh Museum

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

ETB05 – SOUTHERN ESSENTIALS VIETNAM (SOUTH & BEACH)

by admin @ Sai Gon – Eviva Tour Vietnam

This tour is reserved for those who want to discover the South of Vietnam only with long time for beach relaxing. Visit the Reunification Palace and wander back in time to marvel at the beautiful French architecture of the Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral. Grab a bargain at the markets and travel...

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Best Time to Visit Ho Chi Minh City - Best Time to go to Ho Chi Minh City - Kuoni

Best Time to Visit Ho Chi Minh City - Best Time to go to Ho Chi Minh City - Kuoni


@KuoniTravelUK

Find and book ATOL protected Ho Chi Minh City holidays with Kuoni. Britains best luxury travel and tour operator, offering the value and quality you expect.

EBT09 – TOUR VIETNAM IN SUMMER

by admin @ Sai Gon – Eviva Tour Vietnam

“…a world where the colors are more vivid, where the landscapes are bolder, the coastline more dramatic, where the history is more compelling, where the tastes are more divine, where life is lived in the fast lane.”, said Lonely Planet, one of the most famous tourism digital news  in the world, about Vietnam. Truly so,...

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Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 4 days – CaiBe VinhLong ChauDoc CanTho Tour Code: SBL9A Day 1: Saigon- LongAn – My Tho – Vinh Long ( Lunch, dinner) Leaving Saigon, our shuttle will take you for about one hour drive to LongAn, the gateway to the mighty Mekong. First stage 25k from LongAn suburb to MyTho…

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2419 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

2419 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


Booking.com

Great savings on hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam online. Good availability and great rates. Read hotel reviews and choose the best hotel deal for your stay.

Vietnam Tips And Tricks: 26 Key Things To Know Before Your Trip

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This list of useful tips and tricks of Vietnam is mostly intended for first-time visitors but it can help anyone achieve a safe and worry-free travel. It should alert you for common mistakes and prepare you for traveling to one of the most amazing countries on Earth. I mean it. Not gonna lie: Vietnam is […]

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The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

After the best boutique hotels in Saigon, we decided to have a look at a cheaper selection of accommodation in our city. As always this is only based on our opinion nor this is a sponsored article/video by any of these hotels. Check out the...

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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How to List & Rent Your Place on VRBO for Free

by Jacob Klein @ Champion Traveler

VRBO is one of the leading vacation rental platforms online and worldwide. They service almost every country in the world and, like their more-famous competitor AirBnB, offer both renters and vacationers life changing experiences at a fraction of the cost of a hotel. Add to that a dedicated customer service department and you won’t have […]

Motorcycle tours in Vietnam

Motorcycle tours in Vietnam


Back of the Bike Tours

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

5 Useful Apps That Will Help You Perfectly Pack Your Suitcase

5 Useful Apps That Will Help You Perfectly Pack Your Suitcase

by Lori Zaino @ The Points Guy

Even if you have a brand new suitcase, it doesn’t mean you know how to pack properly. Things like weather changes can make the contents of your suitcase irrelevant if you’re not prepared, sending you rushing to the store to pick up an umbrella, an extra clothing layer or charger and more toiletries. Or, maybe you’re …

Cu Chi Tunnel Waterway Trip

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

Cu Chi Tunnel Waterway Trip (half day) Cu Chi Tunnel Waterway Trip is a very comfortable travel, because it will get you close to nature and very nice day out... Read More

City Hall

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CBS Reality Show ‘Survivor’ Drastically Increases Tourism in Filming Locations

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

Reality TV show ‘Survivor’ isn’t just a big win for CBS, it also brings in big tourism dollars to each season’s location. The show, now on its 35th (!!!) season, pits players against one another in a foreign and isolated location, with a mix of rules and twists to keep the show’s premise interesting and […]

Which Name to Use for Vietnam's Largest City

Which Name to Use for Vietnam's Largest City


TripSavvy

Where is Saigon? Does it still exist? Learn whether you should say "Saigon" or "Ho Chi Minh City" when visiting Vietnam's largest city.

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which Vietnam City Is Right For You?

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Struggling making a decision between Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh for your upcoming trip to Vietnam? In this article I’m comparing both cities in terms of food, safety, places to visit and overall vibe for you to decide its overall travel potential. Which one is the right for you? Vietnam is not the easiest of […]

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Halong Valentine Cruise

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

The “Valentine”, which was launched in 2008 (5 cabins boat – Valentine) and 2010(2 cabins boat – Valentine Premium) , is a full service vessel, offering all the facilities and amenities of our larger boats. For tourists in small groups and preferring private space, the Valentine and Valentine Premium is an ideal choice. Where the […]

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How To Visit The Amalfi Coast, Vesuvius and Pompeii From Naples Independently

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

I’m sharing my full planning insights to visit Naples, Pompeii, Vesuvius and Amalfi Coast on a fully independent trip. I’ve used no expensive tours or agencies and I now show you how you can do the same. This is the fun and adventurous Italy! I just came back from a surprise trip I prepared to […]

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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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EBE01 – HO TRAM HIDDEN BEACH

by admin @ Sai Gon – Eviva Tour Vietnam

Ho Tram’s pristine, undeveloped beachfront sits at just 2 hours from HCMC by car or 90 minutes via the ferry from HCMC to Vũng Tàu Ho Tram provides for the nicest beach in the area combining unspoiled waters with a large and wide beach of clear sand and is an increasingly week-end destination for wealthy...

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Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which City To Visit In Vietnam?

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which City To Visit In Vietnam?


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This is a city showdown: Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City. Get to know more about costs, food and sights and find out which Vietnamese city you should go first!

First Night In Rome

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

Rome is beautiful, busy, sometimes manically so and one Italian city I just knew I had to spend ‘proper time’ in. Like none of that racing from sight to sight and instead more time for Aperol spritz and gelato! I wanted to enjoy Rome at my own pace, eat as much delicious food as possible, … Continue Reading

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Photo Essay: CET Film in Prague

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Amanda Luthy, (American University) Student Correspondent CET Film in Prague, Fall 2017                

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Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City on Your First Visit

Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City on Your First Visit


There She Goes Again

To be perfectly honest, I really didn’t know what to expect from this place! While I was noting the top things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, I was constantly overwhelmed by its sheer size. I was also a lot more worried about the “hectic” adjective a lot of travel bloggers liked to tack on as a descriptor, worrying I’d be in a concrete jungle lost in a sea of motorbikes, clinging to my purse in fear. However, I was totally wrong. While, yes, there is a certain craziness about HCMC, it’s also got a ton of charm, probably best reflected in its architecture. It actually became one of my favorite cities in my Vietnam trip. Most of the bigger sites can be found within District 1, which is very easy to do all by foot. If I had had more time, I would have loved to venture out to the other districts where a lot of the more traditional, pre-French Colonial structures are. However, I really only had my feet to take me around and a full day for all of it. To make your list searching easier, I thought I’d outline some of the places to see! Tips on Visiting Ho Chi Minh City VISAS If you're a U.S. traveler, yes, you DO need a visa to enter the country even as a tourist. Unlike Cambodia, you can't just do everything at the airport. You'll need to get a letter of approval online first. Print it and bring it with you. You'll then pay around $25 USD there to get the actual visa in your passport. You can use iVisa to handle getting your letter of approval or even doing an e-visa and paying online instead of waiting until you arrive. Check their quotes here. GETTING THERE I actually found a decent deal with Asiana Airlines, my favorite since 2011! Michelle flew the budget VietJetAir, which she said was okay. I booked mine on Expedia, but I've also been impressed with Kiwi lately, especially if you're on more of a budget. As for getting into the city, I had my hostel arrange a driver for $13, which I paid to him, not the driver. Klook actually has a cheaper deal. It's $12/car that seats up to 4 and $14/car that seats up to 7. WHERE TO STAY I got a private room at Lily Hostel since I was traveling alone for the first few days. I really enjoyed my stay, and the owners were super kind. It's on Bui Ven, which is a big backpacker road, and it's in walking distance of all the major attractions in District 1. I wrote a whole review here about it, and you can check prices on Agoda here. In general, if you want to see the main sites of HCMC, stay in District 1 or nearby. The nicer, luxury hotels are in the same area, which is close to the Opera House and Nguyen Hue Street. GETTING AROUND I would recommend not getting on motorbikes here. It's ultimately up to you though. I took taxis a few times, but mostly I just walked. Actually one day, I wanted to challenge myself, so I only took my camera, some money, and a paper map that I had made little notes on. MONEY + SAFETY I took out money at ATMs just fine. I have Citibank, and there were actually a few Citibanks in the city as well as an ATM right at the airport. In terms of safety, just take precautions. I never felt unsafe, but I was also in the most popular area during the day. WHAT TO WEAR You're fine with whatever you want to wear. HCMC is quite humid, even when I was there in February, so dress in loose, comfortable fabrics. TRAVEL INSURANCE Check with your insurance at home and see if they cover you abroad. You do want some sort of insurance for Vietnam just in case, especially if you plan on using a motorbike! If your insurance at home doesn't cover you, get a quote on World Nomads. It's really quite cheap and covers a lot of things. SIM CARD + WIFI I just picked up a SIM card at the airport, but every time I tried to recharge it during my trip it never seemed to work. There are probably better options, like this 3G Wifi deal with Klook. It's only $5/day and you can connect up to 8 devices. TOUR OPTIONS While it's very easy to wander around District 1 by foot, it may be easier to go on one of these tours. I actually think I enjoy going on some sort of tour first and then wander on my own for the rest of my trip. You usually have a local guide who can tell you about the history and culture more than a guidebook could, and it's a nice way to feel at ease in a new place. Here are some tours that include what I've added below: Saigon Motorbike Adventures What's HCMC without its crazy motorbike reputation? If you want to experience riding around on a motorbike but without the fear or bargaining, then this might be the best option for you. There are different packages, including street food options. Check prices + packages here. Another motorbike option is the Saigon City Tour by Motorbike. Cyclos & Markets Tour Another way of getting around is hanging out in the cyclos (three wheel bikes). The tour includes a few different landmarks as well as a visit to the War Remanents Museum. And, of course, it's more eco-friendly than motorbikes or buses. Check prices here. Saigon Half Day Tour Pretty standard half day tour. This is the general group option, but it might be nice to do the private option, which isn't that much more. Top Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City Drink ca phe su dua. Scratch that, become mildly addicted to ca phe sua da. Oh sweet, Vietnamese coffee. Made with condensed milk, it's so flippin' good, I still dream about it and try to make it on my own. You're going to want to try this and then drink it the rest of your trip! It's all around, the city, and only $1-2, so indulge! Get a view of the city from Bitexco Tower. This is the place to go if you want a landscape view of Ho Chi Minh! You can go to the observation deck on the 49th floor or go up to the 52nd floor and eat or grab a drink at EON 51. Cost: 200,000 VND Times: Observation Deck: 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (ticket sales end at 8:45 p.m.), EON 51 Menu, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Address: Tòa nhà tài chính Bitexco, 2 Hải Triều, Bến Nghé Visit the War Remnants Museum. Of all the things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, visiting the War Remnants Museum is the most sobering. Give yourself enough time to wander through because it’s a lot to take in. It’s divided into different parts with a recommended order, and you can see the varying effects the war had on Vietnam. Before you go, I'd do some research so you know what to expect. Crash Courses has a good video that lays down the basics. Cost: 15,000 VND Times:  7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Address: 28 Võ Văn Tần Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon. Built in the mid-1800s after France took over the city, it’s official name is Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception. Its bricks were imported from France, and it was considered the loveliest cathedral among the French colonies. It’s an excellent starting point to explore the area. Cost: Free Times: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Address: Bến Nghé Send a postcard from the Saigon Central Post Office. Literally, right next door to the Cathedral is the Post Office, built in the later 1800’s. It’s a mixture of French, Renaissance, and Gothic architecture. Inside is spacious and lovely, and it’s still functioning! If you can, get a postcard to send! Cost: Free Times: 6:00 a.m. – 10 p.m. Address: 2 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé Snap a photo of Saigon Opera House. A few blocks down and past the swanky hotels (Hyatt, Continental), you’ll find the Opera house nestled in the midst. This is also probably the fanciest part of Ho Chi Minh City because it’s also where I stumbled across the big name brand stores. Built at the turn of the twentieth century, its majestic style is similar to Le Petit Palais found in France. Cost: Free, though I never went in and photographed it from the outside Times: Opening hours vary. Address: 7 Lam Son Square Walk near the Ho Chi Minh City Supreme People’s Court There’s not a lot of information out there on this building. According to this Google search, it’s in the beginning stages of restoration. It’s hard to not walk by at some point, and with its bright yellow and blue color scheme, you’re not going to miss it. Address: 131 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa Enjoy Nguyen Hue Street! This seems to be the main street of Ho Chi Minh City. I was there on Tet and it was flooded with people in their best outfits taking photos with the flowers. It’s absolutely gorgeous! Walk along the whole thing and enjoy the colors and cheerful crowds. Head up to 42 Nguyen Hue Street (an old looking building with a sketchy entrance) and find Saigon Oi, a delicious coffee shop, for a lovely view of the whole street! I also loved Parttea, a cute English tea room. Address: Nguyễn Huệ Eat Banh Mi outside City Hall. At the front end of Nguyen Hue is HCMC’s City Hall (or known as the People’s Committee Hall). It’s a massive structure with a plaza in front of it for viewing. It’s an awesome meeting point, and it’s nice to hang out and eat some Banh Mi with friends. Banh Mi is this delicious baguette sandwich, and you can buy it from one of the ladies with stalls nearby. Address: Lê Thánh Tôn For more food options in HCMC, you may want to check out this street food tour. Take a Day Trip to the Mekong Delta. Since I was kind of nervous visiting Vietnam on my own, I booked a full day tour as soon as I arrived. I'd wanted to see the Mekong Delta anyway, and it was the perfect way for me to get comfortable in a new country. Also, it's pretty much impossible to visit on your own. I wrote a post reviewing my day trip and what you'll see exactly if you want more info. If you have more time, you can actually stay overnight in the Mekong at a homestay, which I always thought would be a unique experience. Here are some Mekong Delta Tours: Full Day Excursion - This is pretty much the tour I did. You're in a bigger group and get taken around the different islands and learn more about the Delta region. Check prices and packages here. Mekong Delta River Cruise - If you want something a little more luxurious and more intimate, you might like this tour. Check prices here. Cai Be Floating Market and Tan Phon Island Tour - I actually wanted to go to the Cai Be Floating market, but since I was visiting around Tet, it was actually closed for the holidays. This is a great option if you're more interested in Mekong's culinary and food history. Check prices here. For More Vietnam Travel Posts A Logistical Guide to Vietnam Top 12 Things to Do in Hoi An, Vietnam 22 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Vietnam For More Reading on Ho Chi Minh City + Vietnam What would you add to this list of things to do in Ho Chi Minh City? I know only 3 days is NOT nearly enough! SHARE TOP THINGS TO DO IN HO CHI MINH CITY ON PINTEREST *This post contains affiliate links. I appreciate your

Homestay tourism in Sa Pa attracts holidaymakers

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

Among the crowds of visitors in Sa Pa district in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai in the early days of 2018, many chose to stay at the homes of local ethnic minority people to experience the unique culture first-hand.   Terrace fields in Sa Pa Homestay services in Ta Van, Lao Chai and […]

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How To See The Most Beautiful Ice Castle In Alberta, Canada

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Embracing the snow, icicles and the chilly weather is something that’s amazing during a Canadian winter, especially within beautiful spots in Alberta. Now, if you’re anything like me you’ll be hankering to see some of this picturesque side of winter, with the Edmonton Ice Castle being one of the prettiest. I mean, there’s not too many … Continue Reading

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Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We’re quite proud to say that we had our tours customers aged from 1 to 95 years old, and they all enjoyed it! Though parents are often quite scared to let their children on a motorbike in busy Saigon, we believe that is also a...

The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

While it is quite easy for anyone to look up on TripAdvisor or Agoda for the best hotels in Saigon (and get some great deals), we have decided this time to search some accommodations here that stands out (to us) for their decor and style....

The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Scott Keyes turned a simple newsletter into a popular travel hacking site, Scott's Cheap Flights. In this interview, Scott tells us how he and his worldwide team find cheap flights using a combination of manpower and knowledge of industry trends. Every flight is hand-searched!

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18 Amazingly Cheap Places You Should Travel to in 2018

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

Want to travel without breaking the bank? Then you’ll want to keep an eye out for those bargain destinations! The countries listed here are all among the cheapest places to travel, offering not just great value but also some of the world’s most magnificent sights and experiences. Grab your bucket list and read on… Save  Don’t forget to pin this […]

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you are following us on our YouTube Channel (and you should!) you probably would have watched all of our top 5 already. Our goal as always is to provide travelers with the best spots, according to us, for various Vietnamese street food or activities here...

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

Christina's Saigon

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

The Most Complete Travel Guide to Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This easy-to-follow Pico travel guide contains all you need to know to explore Pico island in Azores. Find out the best places to go and how to budget and plan your itinerary. And of course, what and where to eat. Let’s get started! Each island in the Azores has its own charm and appeal. There’s […]

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Visa to Vietnam

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

The Government has agreed to electronic visa to Vietnam for citizens of six countries including Australia, Cananda, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. According to the Resolution No. 124 / NQ-CP on the addition of the list of countries with citizens to be piloted electronically, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed…

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Hoa Vien Brauhaus

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BOOK NOW

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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

Cyber Monday: All Books and Courses Up to 50% Off!

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

This Cyber Monday, all of my books and courses are up to 60% off! If you've ever thought about learning to blog, improving your writing or photography, or wanted to become a travel vlogger then you'll definitely want to check out this sale! There is something for everyone, but the sale won't last so don't wait!

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Ho Chi Minh City travel guide. Travelfish.org

Ho Chi Minh City travel guide. Travelfish.org


Travelfish

Independent travel guide to Ho Chi Minh City, includes up to date information on guesthouses and hotels, attractions and advice on travel, timetables and more.

United’s New Premium Plus Cabin to Launch This Year

United’s New Premium Plus Cabin to Launch This Year

by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

American Airlines and Delta currently offer a true premium-economy product on select international flights, matching the offerings available with select foreign carriers. United’s been mum on the topic of premium economy, though — until today. In a memo to employees, the carrier finally shared its plans to launch a product later this year, called United …

Bui Vien Walking Street Hotels

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

Bui Vien Walking Street Hotels Bui Vien walking street is fantastic place you should visit once you have ever been Ho Chi Minh City. A lot of event and party... Read More

90% of Tours in Dubrovnik, the King’s Landing Filming Location, are ‘Game of Thrones’ Related

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

90% of tours in Dubrovnik are now focused on the show, and not on historical sites Dubrovnik, Croatia stands on its own as a tourist attraction, being one of the most beautiful cities on the Mediterranean. Even before ‘Game of Thrones’ aired its first episode on HBO, tourism was on the rise following post-war reconstruction […]

EGO05 – VIETNAM ULTIMATE GOLF

by admin @ Sai Gon – Eviva Tour Vietnam

Vietnam is fast becoming one of the most scenic and fascinating golf destinations in Asia and this short tour will allow you to discover the diversity of Vietnam in terms of culture, landscape and history, while devoting time to your favorite hobby, golf. There are currently 14 golf courses in Vietnam, with more to come....

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Mekong Delta Cycling tour 2 days | Homestay in CanTho

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling tour 2 days to CanTho Cycling the delta with boat cruise, and possibly a nice homestay. Tour Code: SBL 11. Available all year round. Day1: Sai Gon to Cai Be, Vinh Long and to Can Tho (Lunch) 07:30 am our shuttle will take you out of town on an approx. 2hrs drive…

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Calls for special foreigners' police in Vietnam

Calls for special foreigners' police in Vietnam


ABC News

A recent spate of tourist deaths in Vietnam is refocusing attention on visitor safety in the alluring South-East Asian nation.

Mekong Tours

by ducvuonghotel @ Duc Vuong Hotel

MeKong Tours Mekong tours are the most famous tours from Ho Chi Minh City — between finding our way out, and the traffic, it takes us more than an hour... Read More

ECO11 – TOUR VIETNAM AND LAOS

by admin @ Sai Gon – Eviva Tour Vietnam

Vietnam and Laos are attractive destinations by their spectacular and unspoiled beauties. If you are looking for a land of picturesque landscape and friendly, honest and modest people, Vietnam and Laos are a perfect choice. With their diverse topography, ethnics and culture, Vietnam and Laos are absolutely a worth-exploring countries.

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The Ultimate Itinerary of São Miguel Island (Made By An Azorean)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

São Miguel in the Azores is a vibrant garden in the middle of the Atlantic. With so many different landscapes and things to do there, planning a route to explore the island is essential. This is the exact road trip itinerary I use when I get friends visiting São Miguel island and now I’m sharing […]

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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.

EBE02 – MUI NE BEACH ESCAPE

by admin @ Sai Gon – Eviva Tour Vietnam

One of southern Vietnam’s prime slices of beach real estate, Mui Ne beach is a 12 kilometre-long sweeping bay boasting a wide range of guesthouse and resort options, with the actual village of Mui Ne set at the far eastern end of the bay. With Saigon a mere four hours away, it makes an attractive...

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VRBO vs Hotels – What is the best option for travel?

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

The world of the sharing economy has certainly changed the way we travel. From being able to book reservations in local apartments or houses, to getting around in shared cars, bikes, and more, it’s easier than ever to see the world. But we wanted to run a fair comparison between one of the biggest names […]

Discover: Bergen

by @ Wikitravel

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

The Best Place for Shopping in Saigon

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Everyone likes to go on a shopping spree sometimes, and Saigon is definitely one of the best place for this. Through a quick Google search will help you find countless of high end shopping malls (Vincom A and B, and the most recent Takashimaya), we...

Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Lagom is the key to unlocking the Swedish psyche, and it governs all aspect of Swedish society. In this interview, Lola A. Åkerström talks about why lagom is about more than just balance, and what it's like to assimilate into life in Sweden as a writer and photographer.

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The good, bad and ugly sides to a holiday in Ho Chi Minh City

The good, bad and ugly sides to a holiday in Ho Chi Minh City


South China Morning Post

The ‘second most dynamic city in the world’, once known as Saigon, is a charming mix of old and new despite its notorious traffic

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.

19 Fairytale Castles In Germany You Have To Visit

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

It probably goes without saying that Europe is home to some of the most incredible castles in the world and not many places more so than Germany. There are LOADS of fairytale castles in Germany and we’re talking about castles that have actually inspired real fairytales, loved by billions across the world. Some of these … Continue Reading

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Photo Essay: CET Shanghai

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Chloe Chang (George Washington University) Student Correspondent CET Shanghai, Fall 2017                

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Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City | Tourism - Cathay Pacific

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City | Tourism - Cathay Pacific


Cathay Pacific

Discover the best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City. Find Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing tours, the latest shows, most talked about restaurants and local attractions.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam tourist scams - Tourist-Scams.com

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam tourist scams - Tourist-Scams.com


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All the tourist rip offs in Saigon. Personal experiences from victims, scams explained in detail. Be prepared before you travel or send in your own story.

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