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Ten Reasons to Get Travel Insurance When travelling Abroad

by raph @ Safearound

Holiday insurance or travel insurance is important, first of all in order to make sure to be able to afford medical care of any kind. Basically, the chief purpose of insurance is to mitigate your financial risk.  According to recent research, the average medical treatment abroad for foreigners costs between $2000-2500 and can be [...]

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The Seljalandfoss

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

The Seljalandfoss
It didn’t take me to long to find my favorite piece of Iceland actually.

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Homestays & Hotels in Mu Cang Chai (Updated 2017)

by Lieu Do @ Rentabike Vietnam

Mu Cang Chai is rural district of Yen Bai Province, in the Northwest region of Vietnam. The region has recently opened to tourism so the travel services are quite limited with a few mini-hotels & homestays. If planning a trip to Mu Cang Chai, you should book the hotel room in advance, especially in weekend […]

Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam

Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

My trip through Vietnam, my awful experience, and why I never want to go back there for the rest of my life.

12 reasons to visit Vietnam at least once in a lifetime

by Hoa Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Located in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is not as celebrated as its regional cousins Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and even Indonesia. However, this does not mean that it is any less intriguing or wonderful than they are.

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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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Traffic Fines and Penalties in Vietnam: Know the Risks!

by Lieu Do @ Rentabike Vietnam

We tell you what happens if you are caught speeding, not wearing a helmet or seatbelt or using a phone while driving, plus, the cost of parking fines in Vietnam. You break the law and you are arrested If you are caught red-handed — for instance if you have forgotten a turn signal or crossed […]

A Weekend In Fairytale-like Alsace – France

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

Before making the plan to visit Alsace in France, I had literally no idea that this region existed.

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The most common scams in South America

by efim @ Safearound

Filled with a diverse culture, traditions, and landscapes, South America is an attractive and exciting continent. As a traveler, you will never run out of sights to amaze. However, like in any other very touristic destination in the world, a trip to the fantastic continent of South America has some scams, that tourists should [...]

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Buffalo Tours Awarded Travelife Partner Status

by Malte Blas @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Buffalo Tours is always striving to help improve standards for responsible travel and sustainable tourism in Asia. We are committed to working with international organizations and regional partners to continually develop strategies for improving environmental protection, social equality and economic empowerment in our local communities. For this reason, we are happy to announce that Travelife […]

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 ...

The Ultimate Guide to Luxury Travel in Vietnam

by Malte Blas @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

If you are looking for the perfect combination of culture, relaxation and adventure, then Vietnam offers one of the most unique luxury travel experiences in Southeast Asia. From the elegant heritage hotels of Hanoi and Saigon, to the exotic mystique of Halong Bay and Vietnam’s exclusive island resorts, luxury travel in Vietnam provides the perfect […]

Travellers’ expenditures in Hawaii increases to $1.3B

by travelnews digest @ Travel News Digest

According to reports released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority(HTA), visitor spending in Hawaii increased by 4.5% in November to $1.29 billion while year-to-date spending rose 6.6% to $15.2 billion. George Szigeti, President and CEO, HTA, stated,” With December being historically a peak month for travel to Hawaii, the state’s tourism industry is poised to surpass […]

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7 Of My Favorite Moments In Iceland

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

Time moves fast.

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​Defense ministers of Russia, US to visit Vietnam this month

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

The defense ministers of Russia and the U.S. will pay back-to-back visits to Vietnam later this month in a demonstration of the Southeast Asian nation’s growing role in international politics. Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu will visit Vietnam from January 23 to 24 while U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will be in the […]

Dong Van Karst Plateau tourism development plan approved

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The Prime Minister has recently given the green light to a tourism development master plan for Dong Van Karst Plateau national tourism site in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang until 2025 with a vision towards 2030. Accordingly, the site is expected to welcome 800,000 visitors, including 130,000 foreigners, by 2020; 950,000 visitors with […]

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How to travel with 2 passports: Hongkong and BNO

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

BNO passport & Hongkong passport - which passport you can use when applying visa to Vietnam in Hongkong? Details can be found here.

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Draft law introduces measures to guarantee safety for tourists

Draft law introduces measures to guarantee safety for tourists


vietnamlawmagazine.vn

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recently released the second draft of the revised Tourism Law which devotes a separate chapter to providing rights and obligations of tourists as well as measures to ensure safety for them.

Hiking up to hidden Ursa Beach – Portugal

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

While I’m not really convinced about the saying ‘travel the unknown’, knowing that ‘unknown’

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Southeast Asia for New Zealanders – What to know about visa & travel

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

To begin your trip to the attractive Southeast Asia, let's figure out where you can initiate first and whether you need visa to these places or not.

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Is it Safe to Travel to Asia in 2016? - Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Is it Safe to Travel to Asia in 2016? - Buffalo Tours Travel Blog


Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

An informative travel blog on how safe it is to travel in Asia in the year 2016, discussing everything from government to food and from Malaysia to Laos.

Portugal – a destination for digital nomads all over the world

by Hoa Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Portugal has unique surprises and treasures that are waiting to be discovered at the moment and is also an ideal country for digital entrepreneurs and nomads.

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5 things to prepare when travelling to Vietnam from Malaysia

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Visa to Vietnam from Malaysia, exchanging currency, health & travel insurances, checking the weather and learning about destinations in Vietnam are noted.

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The Pros and Cons of Voluntourism

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Voluntourism, otherwise known as Volunteer Tourism, continues to be a popular alternative to the normal vacation. A traveler can visit some exotic region with the purpose of volunteering. It can be an excellent way for individuals to learn about a different culture and explore a country while helping those in need. Many voluntours are in […]

Guide For New Visitors On Where To Go Myanmar

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Wonder where to go Myanmar for the most meaningful memories? The following is our 7-day travel itinerary on the top-ranked destinations in the country you can have a chance to visit all. Also called the Golden Land, Myanmar is a spectacular country which is still relatively untouched by tourism. Thanks to thousands of iconic sights […]

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No Indonesia Visa Required For Citizens Of 45 Countries

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

The Top 6 In-Flight Travel Accessories

by @ Safearound

The Best 6 In-Flight Travel Accessories to make flying better As a kid, flying in an airplane used to be a fun experience. But as an adult, having to successively wait for luggage check-in, security controls, boarding pass control before finding your seat in a crowded plane cabin isn't much fun anymore. With cost-cutting policies, airlines tend to [...]

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Fostering a shared future for peace, stability and prosperity in Asia-Pacific

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the State and people of Vietnam, I warmly welcome you to the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF), held in the capital city of Hanoi, the city honoured with the title of “City for Peace” by UNESCO. On this occasion, I wish to express my sincere […]

Miami Sunrise

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

While dreaming sweet dreams my travelbuddy tries to wake my up by poking my leg.

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What to Pack When Traveling in Rainy Season

by Lieu Do @ Rentabike Vietnam

Believe it or not, traveling during Southeast Asia’s rainy season can be a good thing for travelers: hotels and flights are cheaper, and less traveler volume means you share the tourist trail with less people going the same way. If you’re aware of the downsides of traveling in the rainy season and have prepared for […]

The Ultimate Hanoi Shopping Guide – What to buy and where to buy it

by Graham Stein @ XO Tours Blog

We wrote a very popular shopping article focused on Ho Chi Minh City 2 years ago, and have since had many requests for a similar piece for Hanoi. Shopping posts are difficult to do however, because there are so many unique things that you can buy in Vietnam that it’s impossible to include everything in a single article. We…

Sustainable Tourism & Responsible Travel – A Year in Review

by Malte Blas @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

On the 3rd of January 2017, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai officially declared the beginning of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Under the slogan TRAVEL ENJOY RESPECT, tourism organizations, government agencies and private businesses alike committed themselves to creating positive change within the travel industry. As a leading tour operator and destination management […]

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

In this, the second part of our two-part series on avoiding common tourist scams in Vietnam, we focus on popular tourist destinations in the south of the country. Saigon, Nha Trang and Hoi An all have their fair share of scams and safety hazards that travelers should be aware of. (Read Part 1 of this series…

Traveling in Vietnam as an American

Traveling in Vietnam as an American


A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

Some posts on this site contain affiliate links, meaning if you book or buy something through one of these links, I may earn a...

Wonderful family trip to Vietnam

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

It is likely that building a strong family bond and exploring new lands will be two of the most popular resolutions in 2018, as strengthening the family relationship and discovering new cultures will significantly change the life of each person. So, obviously, a wonderful family trip to Vietnam will be a stone killing two birds […]

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The Beginner's Guide to Food Safety in Vietnam - The Christina's Blog

The Beginner's Guide to Food Safety in Vietnam - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

Vietnam is a developing country so food safety issues are quite frequent. Here are what to look out for and all the do’s and don'ts of eating street food.

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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Reactie op 7 Of My Favorite Moments In Iceland door Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life

by Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life @ Reacties voor The Tourist Of Life

Oeh, Iceland must be so different when you see it in summer! Did you get to see the northern lights?:-)

Tourism in North still busy after New Year

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The tourism industry in the north of Thailand remains bouyant after New Year festivities according to the latest report. In Ban Muang sub-district of Nong Khai, a large number of tourists have been camping out near the Mekong River and enjoying the cool, calm, and misty atmosphere. Crowded places include Phu Huay Isan, Phu Nong, […]

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Friendly South-East Asian destinations for Indian

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Here are list of beautiful Southeast Asian places which having friendly visa policy for Indian citizens. Easy to read and prepare for your next trip!

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Nijhawan Group to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina Tourism in India

by travelnews digest @ Travel News Digest

The South European nation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has appointed Nijhawan Group as its India Representative for tourism promotion, with effect from January 1, 2018. “With Indian nationals looking for newer experiences and destinations, the demand for relatively new entrants like Bosnia and Herzegovina is only poised to grow. It is an exciting time for […]

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A Comprehensive Guide to Vietnam Visas

by Scott Jones @ XO Tours Blog

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

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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Door: Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life

by Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life @ Reacties op: The Solo Female Travelers Guide To Vietnam

Fun! I hope you'll have a great time in Vietnam!

Activists Demand International Law Regulating Development Projects on Mekong River

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Thai People from Eight Mekong Provinces Networking group met in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong district yesterday, with participants concluding that the Mekong was under imminent threat of irreversible damage by proposed hydro-power dam projects on the main tributary in China, Laos and Cambodia. The discussion also highlighted that there were still no effective legal tools […]

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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 […]

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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How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam –  Part 1: North Vietnam | XO Tours Blog

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 1: North Vietnam | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is rife with scams. This blog post describes the most common scams in Hanoi, Halong Bay and Sapa, so that you can avoid them and have a hassle free trip

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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26 Most Common Scams in Vietnam - Travelscams.org

26 Most Common Scams in Vietnam - Travelscams.org


TravelScams.org

Vietnam is a beautiful country to visit, but almost every tourist here would have experienced a scam. Click here to learn how to protect yourself!

Responsible Travel in Laos

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

In continuation of our ongoing work in responsible travel, we are always focused on tailoring experiences for sustainable tourism. Travelling responsibly is much easier than it seems, with current industry trends focused on community development, wildlife protection and cultural preservation. This is aided by the fact that visitors are seeking out an exploration of the […]

PM approves plan to develop Tan Trao tourism site

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a master plan for the development of Tan Trao national tourist site in the northern province of Tuyen Quang to 2030, aiming to draw about 1.5 million visitors, including 2,000 foreigners, to the site in 2025. The site targets 2 million visitors in 2030, including 35,000 foreigners. Revenue […]

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8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

The big cities in Vietnam have a cafe culture that is virtually unknown to the rest of the world. Don’t expect a Chemex of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe with hints of blueberry and strawberry or an Aeropressed Kenyan. You might be able to locate one eventually, but not before tripping over scores of cafes serving up tumblers of coffee so dark it looks like used motor oil and smells like the most intense mocha you’ve ever had. It’s no secret that we love Vietnamese coffee and as a follow up to our very popular Saigon cafes list, we offer a list of some of our favorites in the northern capital city. Also be sure to check out our handy guide to ordering coffee in Vietnam.

So, in the event that you can’t find this guy rolling around town, keep scrolling and we’ve got ... Read More »

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What is so great about Vietnam?

by Hoa Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

There is no wrong reason to visit a country, and no matter what lights up your day, you have plenty of destinations to choose from. However, Vietnam will offer you everything from above and more.

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All legitimate ways to get Vietnam Visa for Czech citizens

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

A Visa to Vietnam is required for citizens of Czech Republic. This post will introduce you concisely 3 ways to apply for Vietnam Visa for Czech citizens, including Vietnam Embassy Visa, Vietnam Visa On Arrival and Vietnamese E-visa.

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Lao firms to display products in HCM City for first time

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

Somxay Sanam Oune, Lao Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, said that nearly 140 products made by Lao enterprises will be displayed at 100 booths, including specialties, processed food, medicinal herbs and handicrafts, among others. The Lao diplomat stressed that Lao companies consider Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City in particular as an important […]

Museum of Vietnamese History

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Vietnam aims to boost tourism

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Vietnam wants to make tourism a key economic sector by 2020 that creates a driving force for the development of other sectors. The country expects to attract 17-20 million foreign visitors and 82 million domestic ones by then. Visitors are expected to spend US$35 billion in the country in 2020, on-the-spot exports through tourism are […]

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Khe Kem Waterfall – A heavenly waterfall in central Vietnam

Khe Kem Waterfall – A heavenly waterfall in central Vietnam

by Lieu Do @ Rentabike Vietnam

25km from Con Cuong townlet, the nature endows a wonderful landscape to Pu Mat National Park – Khe Kem Warefall. Water cascades down from the height of 500m and slope of 800 to three terraces, creating white spume. With the exotic beauty granted by the nature, Khe Kem waterfall has become one of the most attractive […]

Vietnam free need to know travel guide - CHOICE

Vietnam free need to know travel guide - CHOICE


CHOICE

When to get the best weather and avoid the crowds, and why you shouldn't tell your kids the legal drinking age in Vietnam.

ADB Launches Instagram Photo Contest in the Mekong Subregion

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today launched a photo contest on Instagram to showcase the development progress in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and demonstrate how a focus on increased regional cooperation and integration can improve people’s lives. The online photo contest, which will be held using the hashtag #GMS25, is part of the 25th […]

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How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Vietnam is a country that runs on coffee. There is a cafe on just about every block in Saigon and Hanoi and they’re packed most of the day with a mix of locals leisurely sipping away enjoying the day and others grabbing a quick fix on their way to wherever they’re headed. The cafe culture in Saigon is why it’s one of our favorite cities in the world. To see the list of our favorite Saigon cafes, check out our post on it.

Coffee is brewed differently in Vietnam. It’s sort of a mix between the French press and pourover methods and despite producing great coffee, it’s surprisingly “low tech”. You won’t see any chem-lab looking siphons or giant blown-glass drip towers. Coffee is brewed in a little metal filter called a “phin”. Grounds go in, water goes in, and coffee ... Read More »

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Enhancing cooperation for peaceful, creative and sustainable APPF

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

Following is the full text of the opening speech by Chairwoman of Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the opening ceremony of the 26th meeting of Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26). Excellencies Heads of Parliament, Heads of Parliamentary Delegations of APPF member and observer countries, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the […]

Reactie op How To Spend A Short Layover In Beijing door Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life

by Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life @ Reacties voor The Tourist Of Life

Thank you Kristen! Have fun:-)

Backpacking Q&A: How to stay safe

Backpacking Q&A: How to stay safe


The Independent

Three British backpackers, reported to be two women aged 19 and 25, and a man, have been found dead near waterfalls in Vietnam. A local man who had taken them to the falls has been questioned by police. There are reports that he was an unregistered tour guide. Simon Calder, travel correspondent of The Independent, knows the region - and the risks.  Describe the location - and the travellers it attracts

PM joins the ceremony for Thailand’s first high-speed rail

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The Chinese premier hoped the two sides would continue to keep close cooperation, complete the first phase of the China-Thailand railway with high quality, steadily push ahead the related work about the second phase of the project, and strive to realize the interconnection of the China-Thailand railway and the China-Laos railway. Marking the occasion, Chinese […]

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Vietnam focuses on tourist safety

Vietnam focuses on tourist safety


Travel News Digest

With the consent of the former Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) support centres will provide the tourists with

13 Things You Must Do in Vietnam – Vietnam Bucket List

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

From exploring the depths of a mysterious subterranean world to bargaining in a Mekong market, from sleeping under a bamboo roof in the mountains to scaling waterfalls in the Central Highlands, Vietnam is bursting with exciting things to do. In this XO blog post we outline the very best activities across the country – from…

Door: Posh, Broke, & Bored

by Posh, Broke, & Bored @ Reacties op: The Solo Female Travelers Guide To Vietnam

Oh, I'm glad to know that Vietnam is very safe! I've only been once, to <a href="http://www.poshbrokebored.com/2015/02/hanoi-vietnam-day1.html" rel="nofollow">Hanoi and I absolutely loved every chaotic, hectic moment of it</a>. I felt safe but that might have to do with the fact that I had a chaperone and group looking after me. I also felt absolutely safe when I was in <a href="http://www.poshbrokebored.com/search/label/Cuba" rel="nofollow">Havana, Cuba</a> - I wonder if Communism has something to do with that? x Jasiminne: <a href="http://www.poshbrokebored.com" rel="nofollow">Posh, Broke, & Bored</a>

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 […]

26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip

26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This blog features important Vietnam tips and tricks for first-timers. How to be street smart, travel safely, not being ripped off and have a blast!

SIEM REAP’S 10 BEST BARS: CLASSY, HIDDEN DIVES JUST OUTSIDE OF ANGKOR

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Every year I find myself in Siem Reap, Cambodia for a week. It’s inevitable, and always enjoyable.

Angkor Wat is, along with Bagan in Myanmar, one of the two most spectacular temple sites in Asia, if not the world. I’ve come back again and again with friends, or by myself. Although lately I barely spend time in the temples of Angkor Wat, I love the cafe and bar scene of nearby Siem Reap, a charming little French colonial town adjacent to Angkor that now serves as the tourist-amenity center of the region. Though a tourist town, it’s far from a tourist trap. There is something about the clear blue sky, slow clouds and that long twilight that I love here. And, there’s the drinks.

Pub Street is famous here. It is the center of Siem Reap and the fulcrum of activity in ... Read More »

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Door: Holly Hollyson

by Holly Hollyson @ Reacties op: The Solo Female Travelers Guide To Vietnam

I had no idea that Vietnam was so safe! I just read this out loud to my Dad, who said, 'well it must be pretty safe because there are plenty of people there. Did you know that there are more Vietnamese in Vietnam than in any other country in the World'. #dadlogic

Door: Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life

by Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life @ Reacties op: The Solo Female Travelers Guide To Vietnam

It is an amazing place! I am still looking for a good Vietnamese restaurant around here haha, nothing can top that food!

Door: Ellie - Flash & Frugal

by Ellie - Flash & Frugal @ Reacties op: The Solo Female Travelers Guide To Vietnam

This sounds great - I'm going to Vietnam for 4 or 5 days from Singapore next month and will most likely be going alone so this is extremely relieving!

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Generally, Vietnam is a very safe country in which to travel. Compared to most major tourist cities in the West – Paris, London, New York, Rome – the streets of Vietnam’s urban centers are much less threatening. However, in some of the more popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, there are a handful of tourist scams and…

The South Seas Hotel Miami

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

After spending a few nights in a crappy hostel in Miami Beach it was time to move over to the South Seas Hotel.

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AFC honors Vietnamese midfielder’s goal at U23 event

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Vietnamese midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai’s goal with his left foot in the match against the Republic of Korea on January 11 topped the list. Vietnamese midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai (Photo: bongda.com.vn) Hai was also named one of the six top goal scorers of the event. In addition to the goal against the Republic of Korea, […]

TAT in association with SLW launches Thai Golf Passport

by travelnews digest @ Travel News Digest

In order to offer Indian golfers a seamless golf experience in Thailand, Thai Golf Passport has been launched in India. SLW, the Golf Management company in association with Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched the first ever loyalty program for the country. Anil Dev, Managing Director, SLW, stated,” Indian golfers can be a part of […]

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Is Ho Chi Minh City safe?

Is Ho Chi Minh City safe?


Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Is Ho Chi Minh City safe? We think so but here's a few tips we use on our travels around the world that will make it even more so.

What to See in North Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Thanks to the perfect geographical location, Vietnam has inherited many wonderful landscapes from Mother Nature and absorbed the essence of neighboring cultures. This makes people wonder what to see in North Vietnam. Because I have spent almost all of my life here, I can confidently say that I know this area inside out. My friends […]

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Safety in Vietnam, a safe country

Safety in Vietnam, a safe country


Evaneos.co.uk

Here are the full details on the safety conditions you'll find in Vietnam and the way to behave if you encounter any of the rare problems.

France strengthens support to Vietnam against HIV/AIDS and hepatitis

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

NDO – The Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MOH) and the French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (ANRS) have reached a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their cooperation in the field of scientific research and medicine to combat HIV/AIDS and hepatitis in Vietnam. Under the agreement, ANRS will provide scientific and financial […]

Vietnam Rubber Group to launch IPO in early February

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

A worker collects latex at a plantation owned by the Binh Duong province-based Dau Tieng Rubber Company, an affiliate of the Vietnam Rubber Group (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) — VietnamRubber Group (VRG) is expected to list its shares on the HCM Stock Exchange inJune or July after its initial public offering on February 2. […]

Ensuring safety for international tourists in Vietnam

Ensuring safety for international tourists in Vietnam


Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Why Vietnam is still a safe country to travel, read more at Vietnam-visa.com

Vietnam Rubber Group to launch IPO in early February

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

A worker collects latex at a plantation owned by the Binh Duong province-based Dau Tieng Rubber Company, an affiliate of the Vietnam Rubber Group (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) — Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) is expected to list its shares on the HCM Stock Exchange in June or July after its initial public offering on […]

Safe Eating while Traveling in Vietnam

Safe Eating while Traveling in Vietnam


Viet World Kitchen

We're heading into Vietnam's tourist high season. Visitors -- whether overseas Vietnamese or not -- flock to Vietnam when the weather is cooler and drier. Of course this all depends on where you are. It's just less hot and humid in and around Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), rather damp, cool and dreary in the Hue area, and downright wet and cold to the bone in Hanoi and its environs. As a long, skinny country, Vietnam's regional climates are as varied as its regional foods. If you're going soon, pack layers should you be traveling the entire country. A trip to Vietnam is nothing without eating lots of Vietnamese food. Jason emailed last week about his upcoming trip and sent this query: I'll be traveling...

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 […]

Tricks and tips you should know to avoid pickpockets

by efim @ Safearound

Pickpocketing is a serious problem in tourist destinations all over the world. Every day a frightening number of pickpocket incidents occur all around the globe. According to the official statistic around 400, 000 pickpocket incidents occur around the world daily. NYPD reports 3,000 incidents of pickpocketing a day, however, most go unreported. 1 [...]

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Safety in Hanoi

Safety in Hanoi


Travelfish

Hanoi remains a relatively safe city for visitors, but being aware of some typical hazards will increase the likelihood of you having a hassle-free stay. Here are some things to beware of.

UK Minister of State praises Vietnam’s economic development

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

UK Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Mark Field. (Photo: UK Embassy in Vietnam) UK Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Mark Field made the comment in an article entitled “As Thailand and Vietnam lead the Asian century, it’s […]

Vietnam Cookery Centre

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The Shelter Collection

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

The Shelter Collection was founded in 2004 by Danish national Ole Riis in collaboration with the Danish Vietnamese Association. Father of two adopted Vietnamese children, ...

Sun And Sea Vacations For Newlyweds Through Vietnam Holiday Package 2018

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Thanks to its colonial structures, sparkling bays, gorgeous beaches, stunning landscapes, exotic cuisine, and colorful culture, Vietnam is always appealing to many honeymooners in all parts of the world. So, if you are newly married couples and wondering where to go in the S-shaped country for unforgettable and meaningful experiences, then Vietnam Holiday Package 2018 […]

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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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The Hidden Gem of the Pacific – New Caledonia Travel Guide

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

New Caledonia, also called Kanaky by its Melanesian inhabitants, is a tropical paradise with a cosmopolitan flair.

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Map: Which Countries Are Safe to Visit

by @ Safearound

Countries Which Are Safe to Visit, according to the UK Foreign Office The United Kingdom Foreign Office (FCO) gives advice to British travelers about the safety of most of the world's countries. These ratings take into account several criteria such as war, terrorism, crimes against tourists, etc. VIEW WORLDS MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRIES The [...]

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Cruise tourists with Indian e-visa exempted from biometric enrolment

by travelnews digest @ Travel News Digest

In order to promote cruise tourism in the country and make India an attractive cruise tourism destination, the Ministry of Home Affairs, on the request of Ministry of Shipping, has exempted cruise tourists arriving with e-visa from the requirement of biometric enrolment for a period of three years, until December 31, 2020. This will make […]

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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 […]

Ba Ao Waterfall –  A new destination for great weekend getaways

Ba Ao Waterfall – A new destination for great weekend getaways

by Lieu Do @ Rentabike Vietnam

Located deep in the forest in Trung My commune, Binh Xuyen district of Vinh Phuc province (about 70km from Hanoi), Ba Ao (three ponds) Waterfall has recently become a destination for those who love traveling, especially youngsters, thanks to its intact beauty. To get to the site, tourists are to pass by Thanh Lanh Lake, […]

Door: Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life

by Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life @ Reacties op: The Solo Female Travelers Guide To Vietnam

Haha dad logic is the best logic there is. But yeah its' relatively safe! I mean, there are creeps everywhere but once I read that only 3% of the Vietnamese ever dealt with harassment while in The Netherlands that is about 60% or something. And I think The Netherlands is pretty safe too ;-)

The Five Best Destinations During the Rainy Season

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Traveling to a foreign country is a thrilling experience. Most tourists visit a different country during the warmer and drier months when there is a high influx of tourists. Travelers prefer sun-filled days to bask in the sun on the sandy beaches. They want to shop in the quaint villages or see the local landmarks […]

When Best to travel to Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Decide when best to travel to Vietnam will give you some confuse because Vietnam is the tropical monsoon climate. That is the reason why you should choose the best time to visit each place in Vietnam, however, there are some months which is suitable for all parts of Vietnam. This article will show you the […]

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A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Vietnam is a fabulous country that sings harmonies of the wild jungle and the people that venture through it. That is a destination that you must visit at least once in your life if you seek adventure. One of the most desired places to stay in Vietnam for both foreigners and locals alike is Da […]

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How safe is Vietnam | Safety Tips & Crime Maps | Safearound

How safe is Vietnam | Safety Tips & Crime Maps | Safearound


Safearound

Vietnam(Cities in Vietman: Ha long, Hanoi, HoChi Minh City)Vietnam is a fantastic country, which has an incredibly rich legacy. Its well known for white sandy beaches, jungle rivers, sophisticated Buddhist pagodas, vibrant city life and fantastically delicious food.One has many ways to entertain himself while in

The most popular scams in Southeast Asia

by efim @ Safearound

  Scams in Southeast Asia are very similar to those each tourist might enforce whenever he will be. Most of the scams in Asia are based on the naive trust of tourists who are delighted by the spirit of vacation and beauties around. When visiting unfamiliar places, particularly with language barriers, and another kind [...]

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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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Crime and personal safety | About Vietnam

Crime and personal safety | About Vietnam


Rough Guides

Vietnam is a relatively safe country for visitors, including women travelling alone. In fact, given the country’s recent history, many tourists, particularly...

Vietnam in spring – Best places to go

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

You will never regret when visiting Vietnam in spring! If you wonder which places are the most beautiful in our country during this season, don't hesitate to collect all information in this article.

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

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

Thailand struggles to cope with deluge of tourists

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Thailand, land of golden temples, white-sand beaches, smiling hosts. Or of overcrowded airports, epic traffic jams and littered seashores. Facing a deluge of Chinese tourists that has strained its airports beyond capacity, the country is spending billions to upgrade its infrastructure, open up new islands and cities to travellers and tone down its image of cheap […]

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25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN VIETNAM - The Hungry Suitcase

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN VIETNAM - The Hungry Suitcase


The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand enjoys a 50% return rate for foreign tourists. In contrast, Vietnam only pulls back 5% of visitors.Personally, I feel that Vietnam walks all over Thailand in almost every travel category except beaches. So, why do so many people have such bad experiences and never return to Vietnam?I hope the list I have made below helps out first-time visitors. It may seem cynical and anti-Vietnamese. It’s not. I love this country; I want you to love it, too. I’d just like to alert travelers to beware of the common first-time mistakes that may sour their experience of the local people and the country overall.Do your homework, know what to expect, and this is the most rewarding country in Southeast Asia to explore.Here goes:-1-TAKE YOUR VISA SERIOUSLY, VERY SERIOUSLY INDEEDYes, it seems like common sense, but I have seen tourists turned ... Read More »

Vietnam Pushes a Safe, Friendly Destination in New Tourism Campaign

Vietnam Pushes a Safe, Friendly Destination in New Tourism Campaign


Skift

A media campaign dubbed "Exciting Vietnam" was launched yesterday as among the activities Vietnam would undertake to boost the country's tourism. The launc

Thailand on brink of record travel tally

by Don Ross @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Thailand is heading for a record 35.38 million arrivals, this year, according to the latest estimate from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. The ministry’s permanent secretary, Pongpanu Svetarundra, released details of the  annual tally noting it was based on provisional figures for 1 January to 23 December. If the ministry’s estimate prove true Thailand’s […]

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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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Alphons assures support to PETA to ban elephant rides

by travelnews digest @ Travel News Digest

Ingrid Newkirk, Founder, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently called on K J Alphons, Minister of State for Tourism, Government of India, and submitted 63,000 digitally-signed appeals from tourists requesting a ban on elephant rides. The petition was a result of a viral video which showed that the elephant being used for […]

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Is Cambodia safe for travellers?

Is Cambodia safe for travellers?


Time Travel Turtle

After recent reports about an increase of crime in Cambodia, I thought I would share my experiences and offer some advice.

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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10 Vietnam Travel And Safety Tips - Banker in the Sun

10 Vietnam Travel And Safety Tips - Banker in the Sun


Banker in the Sun

I was very disappointed by the Vietnam travel and safety tips I'd read when I got to Ho Chi Minh City. I had come with this scared mindset, even negative...

Myanmar and China to partner on travel sector development

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The Myanmar Tourism Entrepreneurs association and Tourism Development Commission of Hubei Province of the People’s Republic of China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on travel sector development of the two countries, state media reported on 26 December. Myanmar Tourism Entrepreneurs association Chairman U Thet Lwin Toe said China’s economic development is 8 per […]

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The Gateway to Japan

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

For centuries, Osaka Bay has been the Gateway to Japan. Now it has become one of the most interesting areas for tourists to discover.

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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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Door: Eden Mint

by Eden Mint @ Reacties op: The Solo Female Travelers Guide To Vietnam

Great tips! I have a couple of Vietnamese friends who travel back home each year. They always encourage me to visit there someday, it really does sound like an amazing place! I love the culture and food. Have a great day :) <a href="http://www.mintnotion.com" rel="nofollow">http://www.mintnotion.com</a>

​Vietnam to build more expressways for Mekong Delta development

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

The Vietnamese government has approved the construction of multiple expressways and various other traffic infrastructure projects in the Mekong Delta in a bid to boost local development. Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung signed the approval, which ratifies the development plan for the country’s ‘rice basket’ from now until 2030, with a vision toward 2050. […]

Vietnam suspends adventure tourism trips at waterfall where three Britons died

Vietnam suspends adventure tourism trips at waterfall where three Britons died


Telegraph.co.uk

Senior official investigating tragedy says local tour companies &ldquo;take human life lightly&rdquo; amid safety fears at beauty spot popular with thrill-seekers

Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam

Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam


Travel.gc.ca

Country Travel Advice and Advisories from the Government of Canada

Map: High Terrorist Threat countries

by @ Safearound

Countries with a High Terrorist Threat, mapped Because of the rise of terrorist attacks in the last years, we thought travelers would like to see a map of the most dangerous countries regarding terrorism. 2015 and 2016, to date, have been some of worst years in terms of number of terrorist attacks and [...]

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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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Why Most Tourists Never Return To Vietnam | The HoliDaze

Why Most Tourists Never Return To Vietnam | The HoliDaze


The HoliDaze

The culture is great, the scenery impressive, and the food delicious, but many travelers never return to Vietnam. Here's why; & how you can have a good trip

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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VN & China exchange congratulations ondiplomatic relationship establishment

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

 On the occasion, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the Vietnam-China Steering Committee on Bilateral Cooperation Mr. Pham Binh Minh also exchanged congratulatory messages with Yang Jiechi who is the Chairman of China- Vietnam Steering Committee on Bilateral Cooperation and Foreign Affairs Minister of China Wang Yi.     BY THANH NAM- […]

Thu Cuc: A seldom visited backpacker gem in northern Vietnam

by Lieu Do @ Rentabike Vietnam

Backpackers passing through on a weekend trip may lose a piece of their heart to the stunning landscapes and storied culture of Thu Cuc, a tempting village in the northern Vietnamese province of Phu Tho. Snugly nestled in the mountainous district of Tan Son, approximately 130 kilometers from Hanoi, Thu Cuc Commune, named after a legendary […]

Deaths of British tourists prompt closure of Vietnam waterfall

Deaths of British tourists prompt closure of Vietnam waterfall


chicagotribune.com

World Watch: Datanla Falls in Vietnam were temporarily closed after three British tourists fell to their deaths.

What To Expect From Trek Sapa Tour Within 2 Days?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

As an old French Hill station in the past, Sapa is now a beautiful and peaceful town in Lao Cai Province, Northwest Vietnam. Close to the Chinese border, the town has its name reputable for its unique weather, breathtaking natural beauty, and the wide variety of hill-tribes locals (Red Dao, Tay, Hmong, Xa Pho, and […]

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Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is seeing more and more visitors each year, with the actual number of tourists per year reaching well over 6 million.  Some areas in Vietnam, such as Halong Bay, Sapa, and Hoi An, are very beautiful but also packed with tourists year round.  Fortunately, if you want to get away from the crowds, you…

5 Street Food Tips for Safely Savouring the Flavours of Asia

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Street food is an important aspect of anyone’s travels to Asia. Not only is it widespread, locally sourced, produced and consumed, it reflects longstanding culture and culinary tradition. There are a variety of informal instructions that can be followed, or safety rules for keeping a happy tummy, however, we’ve condensed it down to 5 easy […]

UNWTO appoints Eliza Jean Reid as Special Ambassador for SDG

by travelnews digest @ Travel News Digest

Eliza Jean Reid, the First Lady of Iceland has been nominated as the Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The appointment took place at the second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture, in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman held in December. Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General, UNWTO, cited, “By becoming a Special Ambassador […]

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Getting Around in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Hue is the famous Imperial city of Central Vietnam, the throne of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Old and tranquil, Hue is frozen in time, standing amongst the remnants of a once glorious Asian empire. Because of this, getting around Hue is intriguing with many options available, and sights to see. A major […]

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MoT launches Incredible India digital calendar and wall & desk calendar

by travelnews digest @ Travel News Digest

  In line with the Government’s Digital India initiative, Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology, Shri K.J. Alphons launched the “Incredible India Digital Calendar-2018” here today. He also released the Incredible India Wall & Desk Calendar for 2018. In line with the Government’s Digital India […]

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Cu Chi – the Best Place for Ho Chi Minh Tunnels Tour

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

If you take a Ho Chi Minh tunnels tour, the must-going place is Cu Chi tunnel – one of the greatest works constructed by the Vietnamese. Cu Chi tunnel system serves as the living and hiding place for the Vietnamese soldiers during the wars. Visitors reaching there can not only experience the great tunnels but […]

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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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Souvenirs of Southeast Asia: A Little Something for Everyone

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Shopping for souvenirs on your journey can be a daunting task, but most major tourist hubs across the continent feature a wide-variety of unique gifts to bring back to your loved ones. If you’re concerned about finding something special, we’re here to help! Here’s a list of souvenirs for each one of our South Asian […]

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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Infographic: Most Dangerous and Safest Countries in 2016

by @ Safearound

The 10 Most Dangerous and 10 Safest Countries in 2016 Here’s a snapshot infographic of the rankings of the most dangerous countries in the world in 2016 based on SafeAround's data. Click here to see the full ranking with 162 countries.

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How Are American Tourists Treated In Vietnam? - Travel Happy

How Are American Tourists Treated In Vietnam? - Travel Happy


Travel Happy

If you're an American looking to go travelling in Vietnam, don't worry about getting a frosty reception because of the legacy of the war. The Vietnamese ha

World’s Safest Countries for Women

by @ Safearound

The World's Safest Countries for Women The New World Wealth think tank has ranked the world's countries regarding how safe they are for women. These ratings use various sources  such as interviews with women travelers, female aid workers and migration workers. The study focuses on 4 criteria to define women safety: risks of rape, assault, slavery and trafficking. Here's the ranking of [...]

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25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand, with over 26 million foreign entries in 2016, can be a very touristic place to visit. By some accounts, 20% of the Thai GDP is based on tourism (worldwide nations average about 10%). Thailand is often an entry point for all of Asia, a constant revolving door of tourists on short or extended trips. We’re writing this article to help you avoid getting your hand caught in that often dangerous door.

Thailand is a country that can live up to its high expectations and reputation. It really can be paradise. On the other hand, it can be a disappointing place filled with drunken pub crawlers, tourist scams, empty promises and subpar made-for-tourists versions of local dishes. Pad thai made with instant noodles? You’ll find it all over Phuket and Koh Samui. If you venture past the tourists districts, the food ... Read More »

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Discovering Sapa: A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Vietnam’s Northern Hill Station

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice patties, rolling hills, Vietnam’s highest mountain, and hidden trails in overgrown valleys. While the idea of coming here for a trek far off from the noise and pollution of the big cities inspires wanderlust, organizing it all can be a bit daunting, especially for […]

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7 Things I Did In Miami

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

I can still pretend I’m in Miami, even though I’ve been home for a couple of weeks now.

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Conquering Pu Ta Leng Peak

by Lieu Do @ Rentabike Vietnam

Pu Ta Leng Peak Often acclaimed as the queen of flowers in northwestern forests, the rhododendron is commonly thought to grow all over the Fansipan mountains or Mau Son region. However, Pu Ta Leng Peak with its magnificent terrain and harsh climate nurtures the most beautiful rhododendrons. Tourists of all kinds have fallen in love […]

Where to Stay in Sapa Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Before visiting Sapa, you should find where to stay in Sapa, Vietnam in order to choose the best accommodation for your trip. There are some types of accommodations in Sapa like Hotel, Resort, homestay, so it is easy to match your demand. Sapa is the small town in North Vietnam. In 1922, the French settled […]

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How to Get the Vietnam Tourism Safety?

How to Get the Vietnam Tourism Safety?


Travel Sense Asia

Vietnam is a friendly and safe place to travel. With a sprinkling of common sense, your trip should be smooth and trouble free. However, some tourists met some problems during the trip in Vietnam country. Today, we will give the essential information with a cool head and sensible planning for you to get the Vietnam …

Must-known information about Vietnam Visa for Spanish passport holders

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

When will Spanish be exempted from Vietnam Visa? How to get Vietnam Visa for Spanish passport holders? How many types of Vietnam Visa? Click here.

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A Week Of Surf and Yoga In Cascais

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

It’s been quiet on my blog for the past month.

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7 Stops I’m Glad I Didn’t Miss When Visiting Alsace – France

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

Magical, petite and calming.

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Traveler Safety; Vietnam, Cambodia Traveler Tips; Health Tips

Traveler Safety; Vietnam, Cambodia Traveler Tips; Health Tips


Aqua Expeditions

Learn tips about safety, health and travel recommendations for a Mekong River cruise with Aqua Expeditions. A leader in luxury cruise travel since 2007.

The 7 Best, Strongest and Safest Hard Luggage

by @ Safearound

The 7+ Best, Strongest and Safest Luggage for Travelers Stuck in traffic, running to your gate, rushing through the airport security and finally boarding your flight... Travelling is already a worrisome experience. Having to travel with several luggage when flying by plane can cause of a lot of nervousness. You do not want to [...]

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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.

China’s outbound tourism may grow to 200 million trips by 2020

China’s outbound tourism may grow to 200 million trips by 2020


South China Morning Post

Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea and Japan were their favourite from 2013 to 2017, while France lost out to Vietnam due to safety concerns.

How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

As tourists, Ho Chi Minh City can seem very centralized because not only are many of the tourist attractions around District 1, the centre of the city, but this district is also quite compact.  However, with 24 districts, the city is actually very spread out and some of the other districts are more than twice…

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