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5 Must Eat Vietnamese Street Food Snacks You Don’t Want To Miss On Your Trip To Saigon

by fred wilson @ Food in Vietnam – Back of the Bike Tours

  Vietnamese Jicama Roll, Bò Bía The little brother of the infamous Vietnamese Spring Roll a.k.a Goi Cuon, Bo Bia is one of the easiest snacks to find when walking down the street of Ho Chi Minh City. This spring roll packs a unique punch...

How to Best Prepare for Your First Silent Retreat

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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[HCMC, VN] Healthcare Export Promotion Project by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy – Presentation Event

by Vojislav Milenkovic @ BDG Asia

A delegation of thirteen German healthcare companies is coming to Vietnam to explore the market and meet potential partner companies. When: June 19th, 9:30 AM Where: Hotel InterContinental Saigon If you are interested in exploring new business opportunities, finding new partners, getting in contact with relevant decision makers or gaining deep insights about the Vietnamese […]

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Farmers markets in Prague: Where to go and what to taste

Farmers markets in Prague: Where to go and what to taste

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Prague farmers markets are, without a doubt, one of the best things to do in Prague. As a Prague attraction, they are authentic, genuine and popular among the locals. Prague markets are on throughout the year, most typically on Saturday mornings, with an ever-shorter pause in January and February. Visiting Prague farmers markets is a great idea for so many reasons, but primarily, they nicely show what is in season at the particular time of the year and what you should expect - and demand - on the menu in the best restaurants in Prague. We have picked the four best farmers markets in Prague we think are worth visiting. You can find more farmers markets in Prague, but we visit these four the most.

Entry 9: The Footnotes Rabbit Hole

by Van Jackson @ War on the Rocks

Argh! I spent a long time on the book today, but only wrote around 200 words. I went down a rabbit hole hunting for footnotes that eluded me. I started the morning searching online for a specific quote I remember in congressional testimony from a few years ago. The quote was evidence of U.S. concerns […]

Turkey’s Bluster on Afrin: More Than Meets the Eye

by Aaron Stein @ War on the Rocks

The Turkish government has threatened to invade Afrin, a Kurdish-dominated enclave in northwestern Syria. What explains this impending escalation in Syria’s internationalized civil war? The Turkish threat follows a U.S. announcement that troops in Syria would create a “Border Security Force,” culled from the ranks of its main partner on the ground, the YPG and […]

On a Collision Course: Avoiding a War Between Israel and the ‘Axis of Resistance’

by Daniel Sobelman @ War on the Rocks

While much of the world’s attention has focused in recent weeks on the escalating tensions between two of the Middle East’s geopolitical rivals — Saudi Arabia and Iran — a powerful clash of interests is unfolding between Iran and another regional heavyweight, Israel. The crux of the matter is Israel’s concern that as the Syrian […]

A Tale of Two Hegemons: The Anglo-American Roots of the Postwar International System

by Kori Schake @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: The following is an adapted excerpt from Safe Passage: The Transition from British to American Hegemony by Kori Schake, published by Harvard University Press in November 2017. In 1921, the United States convened a disarmament negotiation among the naval powers of the Pacific. At the Washington Naval Conference, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and the United States […]

“NUTS!” — Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe’s 1944 Christmas Letter

by WOTR Staff @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: In honor of Christmas, we proudly publish the text of Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe’s 1944 Christmas letter to the U.S. 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne. An image of the letter can be found here. Read the story behind this famous letter here.   MERRY CHRISTMAS HEADQUARTERS 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION Office of the Division Commander 24 December […]

Longquan Peach Blossom Festival // This is Chengdu, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

If there’s an art to attending a Chinese festival, I’m the dumb kid who eats the paint. Give me some time and I’ll be linking to a How To Successfully Attend a Festival in China article right here. But for now, I’ll admit that my attendance at the Longquan Peach Blossom Festival was a short-lived [...]

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Vietnam Food & Drink Report

Vietnam Food & Drink Report


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We expect Vietnam to remain one of the most attractive food and drink markets in the Asia Pacific region throughout our forecast. Strong economic growth, a positive consumer outlook, favourable demographics and a rapidly developing mass grocery retail sector will help support the demand for food and drink, and will also attract new investment.

Must-eat soups in Prague

Must-eat soups in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Soup in Prague is a life-saver when the fall hits the city: many foreign visitors end up walking more than they ever thought they would, and a bowl of hot, delicious, steaming soup is the best prevention of a ruin-your-travel cold. And the Czechs love a good soup: what Czech cuisine lacks in the appetisers department, it makes up for in the soups category. According to Chef Sahajdak, the executive chef of arguably the best restaurant in Prague, Czech food is all about sauces and soups. So where to go for the best soup in Prague? Read on.

EER132: Ireland with Kids — Building the Perfect Ireland Family Vacation Itinerary

EER132: Ireland with Kids — Building the Perfect Ireland Family Vacation Itinerary

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Anyone considering an Ireland family vacation will be looking for the best things to do in Ireland with kids. This week’s guest has a lot of experience in discovering Ireland for kids. Subscribe to Our Podcast (iTunes, Stitcher, RSS, and more) Ireland with Kids: Building an Ireland Family Vacation Itinerary Meet Jody Halsted, manager of […]

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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…

Vissan Chicken Curry Vegetarian Canned 170G

by Rakhoiwholesale @ Vissan – Rakhoi Wholesale

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Fall in Love with the Best Authentic Khao Soi in Chiang Mai

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Forever Deployed: Why ‘Combat-To-Dwell’ Reform for MQ-9 Crews is Beyond Overdue

by Johnny Duray @ War on the Rocks

In the Old Testament, at the beginning of the Book of Ecclesiastes we find one of the Bible’s most famous passages: There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, […]

Must-eats at Prague's Vietnamese Sapa Market

Must-eats at Prague's Vietnamese Sapa Market


Taste of Prague Food Tours

You may have heard that Prague has a sizable Vietnamese community, and the plethora of Pho and Banh Mi places, and the convenience stores run by Vietnamese owners, only bear witness to the fact. Due to the shared Communist past and the educational exchanges arranged during these regimes, the influx

Entry 27: One Chapter on Obama Begets Two

by Van Jackson @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: This is the 27th installment in Van Jackson’s daily writing journal, “Nuke Your Darlings,” which tracks his six-month battle to write a new book on North Korea. Will he meet his deadline?   I wrote 1,300 words today, but a good chunk of that was footnotes and quotes. As I’ve started actually writing […]

The National Security Strategy’s Implications for Seapower

by Bryan McGrath @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: Please check out the full roundtable at our sister publication, the Texas National Security Review. The 2017 National Security Strategy is a statement of Trump administration priorities, and its central tenets can be directly traced to statements made by Donald Trump on the campaign trail, albeit now framed in more genteel terms. National security experts […]

A Tour of the United Kingdom in Cakes and Biscuits

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

No journey to the UK is complete without a slice of cake or a nibble on a biscuit. We take you from Scotland to the south of England, listing their well-known and less commonly known tea-time treats.

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PTO Vannamei Shrimp

by vietnamfoodstuff @ VietNam Food Stuff

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Contrasting China’s and Russia’s Influence Operations

by Peter Mattis @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in “Ministry of Truth,” a special series on state-sponsored influence operations. A series of scandals from Russian meddling in the U.S. elections to China’s influence over Western politicians, like Australian Sen. Sam Dastyari and U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, has brought American attention back to the Cold War-style fight […]

Meet France’s War Philosophers

by Michael Shurkin @ War on the Rocks

For the French, the shock of the terrorist attacks of 2015 came not just from the horror of the events but also from the realization that their nation was indeed, as then-President François Hollande told them, at war with ISIL. Of course, France had been fighting Islamist groups on several fronts for a while. It […]

Icewine: 6 Things You Need to Know About Canada’s National Treasure

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Icewine 101 Icewine is a world-renowned style of wine that can only be crafted under specific conditions. Temperatures have to be a precise -8 to -10 Celsius.  Even one degree warmer or cooler, and it’s not icewine. Although it’s made in Canada’s Niagara and Okanagan wine regions, icewine remains a bit of a mystery to […]

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Do People in Sweden Have to Sign a ‘Consent Form’ Before Having Sex?

by Dan MacGuill @ Snopes.com

A right-wing Facebook page used a prank photograph to misrepresent a Swedish government proposal to change the country's consent laws.

The Perils of Beachfront Writing

by Van Jackson @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth installment in Van Jackson’s daily writing journal, “Nuke Your Darlings,” which tracks his six-month battle to write a new book on North Korea. Will he meet his deadline?   Busy day! In the morning I did an impromptu interview with TV1, New Zealand’s main television station. Television is the […]

3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Although we are very proud of the acclaim our tours have received over the years, we realize that they are not suitable for everyone. These are the 3 main reasons we think some guests should not book our tours: If you are looking for a typical food tour – All the dishes and stops on the “Foodie” tour are carefully curated to…

Blue Hair in the Gray Zone

by Jacquelyn Schneider @ War on the Rocks

Every morning on my way to get coffee, I walk through the Future Forces Gallery, a new addition to the Naval War College. The space is filled with models of unmanned systems, robots, and articles about the future of unmanned technology. A PowerPoint deck plays in the background, detailing the autonomous systems of the future. […]

America in Search of an Un-Geneva for Syria

by Sam Heller @ War on the Rocks

You might think that, by now, the U.S. policy community would have given up on Syria’s Geneva peace talks. You would be wrong. U.N.-sponsored Geneva talks to resolve the Syrian civil war, now coming up on their ninth round, are unworkable. The reason why is not a secret: the talks pit the entirely uncooperative regime […]

Our 4½ Month Southeast Asia Budget Backpacking Trip: All the Costs, all the Details

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

7 Countries47 Cities138 daysFor only $3081.30 eachThat’s $22.32 per dayAbout 156.29 per weekAnd $669.60 per month In this guide, I will share all the details of our Southeast Asia budget backpacking trip that included Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. The Map: Budget Backpacking Southeast Asia The Details and Itinerary:A 47 Cities Tour [...]

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Trump Turns Again on Immigration, Allies Bash ‘Amnesty Don’

by Associated Press @ Snopes.com

Trump’s loyalists are lashing out against his proposal to give path to citizenship for nearly 2 million “Dreamer” immigrants.

African Americans in the Vietnam War

African Americans in the Vietnam War

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

When I was a kid in the Marines, I remember the first place I saw the WHITE ONLY, COLORED ONLY signs. They were on the wall in this train station in Rocky Mountain, North Carolina. . . . I’ll never forget seeing them, never. We all had our green Marine Corps uniforms on, but the […]

Deterrence in the Last Sanctuary

by Zack Cooper @ War on the Rocks

There’s never been a war in the space domain, but some believe it won’t be that way forever. At the Reagan National Defense Forum in December, Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, remarked that “any domain that humans move into will be subject to conflict.” Secretary of the Air Force Heather […]

The U.S. National Defense Strategy Shows Australia Can’t Have It Both Ways

by Greg Colton @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: A version of this article was originally published by The Interpreter, which is published by the Lowy Institute, an independent, nonpartisan think tank based in Sydney. War on the Rocks is proud to be publishing select articles from The Interpreter. Sometimes your closest friends, rather than your rivals, cause the biggest headaches. The blunt language contained in the 2018 […]

3 of the Best Cities in Spain for Food-Focused Travel

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Find out which destinations were endorsed by over 118 million real reviews from global travelers on Booking.com as the best food cities in Spain.

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Speaking Loudly and Carrying a Little Stick: The Myopic U.S. Debate about Iran

by Aaron Stein @ War on the Rocks

Following a political miscalculation on both sides of its political spectrum, Iran in the first days of the year experienced a large wave of protests in more than 80 cities. The street demonstrations have begun to wane in recent days, although widespread reports of anti-regime slogans and continued economic challenges have prompted questions about whether […]

Cherries: A Vietnam War Novel by John Podlaski

Cherries: A Vietnam War Novel by John Podlaski

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

Originally posted on Books in Review II:
VVA member John Podlaski served in Vietnam from 1969-71 with the Wolfhounds of the 25th Infantry Division and the 501st Infantry Brigade of the 101st Airborne division. The lead character in Cherries: A Vietnam War Novel (CreateSpace, 456 pp., $16), Podlaski’s fine first novel, is John Kowalski, often…

It's a boy! (Oh, and we're alive, too.)

It's a boy! (Oh, and we're alive, too.)

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

This post is really one long apology.  You see, if you’ve been reading this blog for some time, you may have noticed that the frequency of our blog posts has decreased in the past years. Well, „decreased“ is a nice way of putting it. We hardly posted anything this year. We’re sorry. We did not die, or split up, or go on a hunger strike. But there’s a reason for the silence, and a change is coming.

Vissan Beef Canned 150G

by Rakhoiwholesale @ Vissan – Rakhoi Wholesale

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Could We Run Modern Society on Human Power Alone?

by kris de decker @ LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

Unlike solar and wind energy, human power is always available, no matter the season or time of day. Unlike fossil fuels, human power can be a clean energy source, and its potential increases as the human population grows. In the Human Power Plant, Low-tech Magazine and artist Melle Smets investigate the feasibility of human energy production in the 21st century. To find out if human power can sustain a modern lifestyle, we are designing plans to convert a 22 floors vacant tower building on the campus of Utrecht University in the Netherlands into an entirely human powered student community for 750 people. We're also constructing a working prototype of the human power plant that supplies the community with energy. The...

Tie Lethal Aid for Ukraine to an Admission that NATO Made a Mistake

by John R. Deni @ War on the Rocks

The Trump administration has decided to authorize the sale of lethal military assistance to Ukraine, including sniper rifles. There are significant downsides to arming Ukraine in this way, particularly fracturing consensus within NATO and provoking escalation by Russia. To reduce the risk of these negative repercussions and take the sting out of this major policy […]

Cyber and Calvinball: What’s Missing From Trump’s National Security Strategy?

by Ben Buchanan @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: Please check out the full roundtable at our sister publication, the Texas National Security Review. President Donald Trump’s first National Security Strategy is out, and the contours of the hot takes are familiar: Which adversaries got big coverage? Which didn’t? What will it mean for the budgets of Agency X, the Department of Y, or […]

Veteran’s Day Book Special

Veteran’s Day Book Special

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

In commemoration of Veterans Day 2017 – I’m reducing the selling price for both of my Vietnam War e-books [Cherries & When Can I Stop Running?] to $.99 USD… NOW through Monday 11/13 and only on Amazon.com and Smashwords.com. If you haven’t read either of them or are interested in a Christmas gift for someone […]

We Shall Fight Them on the Tabletop: What the Game of “Churchill” Teaches Us About Alliance Politics

by Michael Peck @ War on the Rocks

“Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.” – Winston Churchill Before there was a Cold War, Winston Churchill was a cold warrior. Churchill saw Communism as such a scourge that he supported sending British troops to Russia in 1918 to quash the […]

When the Piper Cub Roamed the Battlefield

by Frank Blazich @ War on the Rocks

Edgar F. Raines Jr., Eyes of the Artillery: The Origins of Modern U.S. Army Aviation in World War II (Washington, DC: Center of Military History, 2000) For all the finesse and dominance of the P-51 Mustang in the skies over Europe during World War II, one of the last air-to-air kills in the European theater is credited […]

FACT CHECK: Was a Warning Issued About HIV in Canned Food?

FACT CHECK: Was a Warning Issued About HIV in Canned Food?


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Age-old rumors about viral contamination of food evolved into a claim that HIV is present in canned food from Thailand.

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...

Vietnam’s electronics exports hit a record

by Vojislav Milenkovic @ BDG Asia

Vietnam’s exports of computers, electronic products and components in March 2017 reached the highest level ever with turnover of $2.19 billion. According to statistics of the General Department of Customs, exports of computers, electronic products and components in March 2017 hit a record with $2.19 billion turnover, up 27.5% as compared to last month. This […]

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How To Make Foolproof Parisian Gnocchi

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Brown your butter and pick your herb (we suggest sage or parsley), because it’s time to make pillowy gnocchi! Our friends at ChefSteps wrote in this week with this French twist on gnocchi. Instead of employing the traditional potato, this recipe calls for a pâte à choux — the same dough used to make éclairs […]

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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...

Will These Biodegradable Bags Make It To The Mainstream?

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

To every hopeful tote-bag-carrying environmentalist, plastic bags’ days are numbered. Bans on bags are slowly sweeping nations and companies alike. And Indonesian-based Avani Eco is dedicated to making biodegradable bags out of yuca root. Avani Eco’s bags solve the problem of plastic harming animals when found in the seas because of its water-soluble properties. Since they’re made entirely of […]

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Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Food in Vietnam – 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...

Vietnam's Low-tech Food System Takes Advantage of Decay

Vietnam's Low-tech Food System Takes Advantage of Decay


LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

The food system in the industrialised world is based on mass-production, global distribution, and constant refrigeration. It requires many resources and produces a lot of food waste. Aaron Vansintjan takes to the streets of Hanoi, where the Vietnamese practice a food culture based largely on fermentation. Although food spoils much faster in a tropical climate, the Vietnamese will often store it without refrigeration, and instead take advantage of controlled decay. Vietnam's decentralised food system has low energy inputs and reduced food waste, giving us a glimpse of what an alternative food system might look like. Picture: Street food in Hanoi, Vietnam. Maxime Guilbot. In a tropical climate, everything decays faster. Bread gets soft and mushy, milk spoils, the walls get...

Prague Foodie Map (2nd edition) out now!

Prague Foodie Map (2nd edition) out now!

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Oops, we did it again. (Oh, this never gets old. Thank you, Britney.)  Yes, we’re happy to announce that the second, updated and improved edition of our Prague Foodie Map, our Prague food guide, is finally out. Our curated selection of the best restaurants in Prague, along with best coffee shops, bistros and bars in town. The first edition sold out in less than six months (the recommendation in the Food & Wine magazine helped). The new, second and improved edition adds more tips and Prague travel advice, mostly based on two things: (1) our own travels, and (2) the most common questions that get asked on both of our Prague food tours.   We travel quite a bit, and if you’re following us on Instagram (if you don’t, drop everything and do it now), you know it’s mostly for food. And we’ve always wanted to have a reliable, honest guide for each city we travel to, written by a local foodie. With things that only make sense to taste, and nothing more. A guide devoid of cliches and stereotypes. With tips that get you outside of the beaten path. Basically a guide a local would endorse. So we wrote one for Prague. And now you can have it, too.

Bedazzled by Energy Efficiency

by kris de decker @ LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

To focus on energy efficiency is to make present ways of life non-negotiable. However, transforming present ways of life is key to mitigating climate change and decreasing our dependence on fossil fuels. Energy efficiency policy Energy efficiency is a cornerstone of policies to reduce carbon emissions and fossil fuel dependence in the industrialised world. For example, the European Union (EU) has set a target of achieving 20% energy savings through improvements in energy efficiency by 2020, and 30% by 2030. Measures to achieve these EU goals include mandatory energy efficiency certificates for buildings, minimum efficiency standards and labelling for a variety of products such as boilers, household appliances, lighting and televisions, and emissions performance standards for cars. [1] The EU...

It’s Time for a Grand Budget Bargain to Save the Pentagon

by Katherine Blakeley @ War on the Rocks

When the continuing resolution currently funding the government runs out at midnight on Dec. 22, the Pentagon will have spent 1,096 days under continuing resolutions since 2011— more than three full years. Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer said the Navy alone has “put $4 billion in a trash can, poured lighter fluid on it, […]

Cheetos, Canned Foods, Deli Meat: How The U.S. Army Shapes Our Diet

Cheetos, Canned Foods, Deli Meat: How The U.S. Army Shapes Our Diet


NPR.org

Many of the processed foods that we eat — and the way they're made — were invented not for us, but for soldiers, says the author of the new book Combat-Ready Kitchen.

Jeni’s Splendid Idea: Buy Ice Cream, Support “She Should Run”

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

On February 3rd, head into any one of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams scoop shops across the country nice and early, and place your breakfast order. That’s right, it’s National Ice Cream For Breakfast Day, and Jeni’s is donating 50% of the morning’s sales to She Should Run. The Washington, D.C. not-for-profit organization seeks to encourage a quarter of a million women to run for public […]

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Vietnam focuses on infrastructural development

by Vojislav Milenkovic @ BDG Asia

The proportion of the GDP invested in infrastructure in Vietnam is the highest of all Southeast Asian countries. According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), this amount accounted for 5.7% on average in the past years. In the region, only China spends a higher portion of its GDP for infrastructure, with 6.8%. In other ASEAN […]

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Eating Live Larvae Coconut Worm – Bizarre Vietnamese Street-Food

by fred wilson @ Food in Vietnam – Back of the Bike Tours

Back in December we decided it was time to try one of the most bizarre Vietnamese street-food ever, the coconut worm (đuông dừa or Live Larvae Coconut Worm). The Rhynchophorus Ferrugineus (Its poetic name given by the scientist community) is a relatively large beetle living...

Bombshell: Live from Maxwell AFB!

by Radha Iyengar @ War on the Rocks

Loren, Radha, and Erin traveled to Maxwell AFB for a special live year in review episode at the Air Command and Staff College. Come for their thoughts on the biggest national security stories of the year and stay for an extended Q&A with ACSC students (starting around 39:00). Plus, bonus Star Wars commentary. Produced by […]

Israel-Palestine Food Tours Promote Culinary Diplomacy

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

Diplomacy comes in many forms — preventative, soft power, Machiavellian coercion — so many kinds you might not even be able to narrow down your favorite means to an end. Former NBA star Dennis Rodman would have you believe that regular basketball games between the U.S. and North Korea would completely mend relations, for example. […]

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Rare Vietnam Photos You Never Knew Existed

Rare Vietnam Photos You Never Knew Existed

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial and bloody wars in U.S history. It carried on for twenty years (1955-1975) and the total amount of deaths ranged from 2.5 to 3.5 million people. Almost 60,000 American lives were claimed during that time. The Vietnam War was essentially a proxy war waged by the […]

Our New Website thanks to Maple & Beard!

by Admin @ Vietnam Cat Welfare

We’re very happy to announce the launch of our new website, thanks to our volunteers who run the Web Design Agency Maple & Beard.  We hope that you make the most of our website, here’s a few things you can do to help us promote and share our website. Share the link on Facebook – www.vietnamcatwelfare.org Go […]

Reforming the ‘Use It or Lose It’ Problem in Defense Acquisition

by Allan Burman @ War on the Rocks

Last year, a congressional hearing addressed “the military hovering aircrafts at the end of runways just to burn off fuel and soldiers sent to the shooting range sometimes for an entire day just to expend ammunition.” What is the root cause of such seemingly wasteful practices? The answer is related to the feature of U.S. […]

SUSHI – EBI Vannamei Shrimp

by vietnamfoodstuff @ VietNam Food Stuff

Size: S M L 2L 3L 4L 5L ….

Entry 6: When the Juices Don’t Flow

by Van Jackson @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth installment in Van Jackson’s daily writing journal, “Nuke Your Darlings,” which tracks his six-month battle to write a new book on North Korea. Will he meet his deadline?   Got very little writing done, probably 150 words of text and 50 or so words of footnotes.  Really need to […]

The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Food in Vietnam – 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...

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food: An International Twist with Japanese Street Sushi

by fred wilson @ Food in Vietnam – Back of the Bike Tours

Saigon’s Street Food is always evolving and changing The Saigon Street Food Scene is known for moving in fads or trends. It doesn’t neccesarily even have to be traditional Vietnamese street food that you will find on the street these days.   In my two...

How to Be a Junior Servicemember in the Pentagon

by Roger Misso @ War on the Rocks

“In there, even admirals fetch coffee for other admirals.” That is one of the few pieces of wisdom I was given before reporting for duty in the Pentagon in 2014. The message was clear: As a junior servicemember, you are to be seen, not heard. Unfortunately, the military does not do a good job preparing […]

HLSO Vannamei Shrimp

by vietnamfoodstuff @ VietNam Food Stuff

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City Winery Heads To Puerto Rico For Hurricane Relief: This Week In Food Events

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

There’s nothing like enjoying a glass of wine or cocktail while also giving back to communities and supporting causes that are important to you. Find some options in New York, Atlanta, Chicago and more below! Then mark you calendar for the indoor block party that is the Meatpacking District’s annual Open Market. Brooklyn’s Leyanda continues […]

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Food and drink | About Vietnam

Food and drink | About Vietnam


Rough Guides

Internationally speaking, Thai food may be the most heralded of all the Southeast Asian cuisines, but true connoisseurs would go for Vietnamese every time...

Atlanta Movie Tours Review: Pics & Clips from Our Movie Location Tour

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

If you get anything out of this Atlanta Movie Tours review, I hope it’s that cinema can be transformative. Sure, it can transform lives, but I’m talking transformative in the most literal sense. Movies transform both ordinary and extraordinary places into something never seen before. Atlanta Movie Tours Review We were hosted by Atlanta Movie […]

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Entry 21: Remembering a Friend

by Van Jackson @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: This is the 21st installment in Van Jackson’s daily writing journal, “Nuke Your Darlings,” which tracks his six-month battle to write a new book on North Korea. Will he meet his deadline?   I’ve been really messed up today. For months, a friend of mine was battling cancer and I got word of […]

Did you know that 3/4 of Vietnam’s industrial machines are outdated?

by Vojislav Milenkovic @ BDG Asia

BDG has created an infographic explaining key facts and figures of machining sector in Vietnam. We invite you to have a look at a growing sector with new opportunities for international companies! Do you know from which countries Vietnam mostly imports machines from? Have you thought what Vietnam is using the imported machines mostly for? […]

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Calling home during the Vietnam War

Calling home during the Vietnam War

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

During the Vietnam conflict, there were no individual personal cellular or landline telephones available for soldiers or sailors to use for calling family members back home. To address this, United States MARS (Military Affiliate Radio Service) stations from all branches of the service, Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force, were deployed throughout Vietnam. The MARS […]

Quiz: What Kind of Food Traveler Are You?

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Zuzi's Five Favourites in Prague

Zuzi's Five Favourites in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

We're finishing our "Prague Five Faves" series where we are introducing the people behind Taste of Prague. And we saved the best for last: the founder, the enforcer, the visionary: Zuzi. "Capo di tutti capi.” "Da boss.” “The interrogator.” These are only a few things people say about Zuzi. When she’s not in the room. The truth is that Zuzi runs a very tight ship and likes to be in control of things. Because she cares. She’s not that type of person with a “whatever” attitude. Only the best will do, especially when it comes to the guests of the Taste of Prague tours. And she’s a leader with a strong - and usually the right - opinion. And she’s not afraid to voice it. You know what Zuzi thinks. As Karolina put it during one of our Taste of Prague outings: “Zuzi, you’re tough, but I have never, ever, ever thought you were a b*tch.” Wow, thank you for the compliment! (We were all tipsy.) Zuzi is also a loving foodie with a discerning palate. Heck, she even quit her good lawyer's position in big law to pursue her passion for food. She’s known for one thing: she will not finish a dish or a cup of coffee she does not like. (Unlike Jan, who can gobble things that are less then perfect because, you know, food.) Which can mean long dry coffee spells during vacations. Or the relative lack of fruits in the winter because, hey, they "don’t taste the way they should”. Yes, Zuzi demands perfection not only from people but also from fruit. But Zuzi also has one of the biggest hearts you will ever see, and if you’re a friend - or a guest - she will do whatever it takes to help you or make sure you’re happy, and she is genuinely happy for your success. She is the girl behind our “will not write about bad dining experiences” policy because she understands perfection takes time and effort. And that's what makes Zuzi so great: she is the perfect combination of demanding - which is great for what we do - and loving, which is great for everything.

Best beef steak tartare in Prague

Best beef steak tartare in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Ahhh, the joys of devouring a good steak tartare! One of the most feared - and later one of the most loved - dishes we order in the course of our Prague Food and Culture Tours, beef steak tartare is one of the most popular dishes eaten in Czech pubs and arguably the king of a specifically Czech category of foods found in many Prague restaurants: “snacks that go well with beer”. Forget about the naysayers and fear mongers. You should give it a try in Prague. Where and how? Read on.

10 Best Authentic Food Travel Experiences in 2017

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Food in Vietnam – 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...

The 10 riskiest foods to eat, and how sick they can make you

The 10 riskiest foods to eat, and how sick they can make you


South China Morning Post

Certain foods can carry toxins that can cause illness. Jeanette Wang takes a look at the preventive measures to reduce the risk

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Food in Vietnam – 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...

Things to Do in Puerto Escondido — Fun Things to Do in Oaxaca, Mexico’s Southern Port

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Out of all the things to do in Puerto Escondido, sunsets may be our favorite, but there’s much more to this sleepy Mexican beach town than that. Much more. Beautiful beaches, fantastic food, incredible wildlife, and a laid-back surfer vibe. There are lots of reasons to visit Puerto Escondido, in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca. […]

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Things to Do in Merida Mexico — What to see, Do & Eat in the Yucatan

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Visit Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and you’ll find so many things to do in Merida with kids…or without them. We travel with children, but Merida has something for everyone. In fact, the Yucatan Peninsula is great for any and all types of traveler: from grubby solo backpackers to adventurous families to retirees on a luxury holiday. Things […]

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General about Downy Sunrise Fresh

by Rakhoiwholesale @ Rakhoi Wholesale

Downy fabric softener is one of the famous surplus water in Vietnam. Produced by P & G Group, a global corporation located in Ohio, USA. P & G’s Downy brand with unique aromatherapy technology contributes to women’s attraction to their charming scent just after touching their clothes. Consumers and especially the shopaholic are very satisfied […]

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Be Careful What You Wish For: Legacies, Realignments, and Russia’s Evolving Role in South Asia

by Olga Oliker @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: This is the fifteenth installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort,” a new series from War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center. The series seeks to unpack the dynamics of intensifying competition — military, economic, diplomatic — in Southern Asia, principally between China, India, Pakistan, and the United States. Catch up on the rest of the series. […]

From the Battle of Britain to Waze: Envisioning an Advanced Battle Management System

by Nicholas Sigler @ War on the Rocks

In January 1991, the world watched in rapt attention as the U.S. Air Force, led by Lt. Gen. Charles Horner, unleashed its overwhelming airpower upon an Iraqi enemy. Having witnessed uncountable tragedies during his service in Vietnam, Horner and his contemporaries probably considered airpower’s triumphs in Desert Storm as a great catharsis. Airpower’s successes during […]

Everything We Ate in South Korea

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

This is (almost) all the food we ate during our 2 weeks in South Korea. The absolute number one thing we were looking forward to in South Korea was the food. It did not disappoint. We were introduced to new dishes we had never had before, and some old dishes that we had eaten bastardized [...]

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Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Vietnamese food is an insanely delicious cuisine. Here are 25 Vietnamese dishes you need to try, and restaurants to eat them in Saigon.

How (Not) to Run a Modern Society on Solar and Wind Power Alone

by kris de decker @ LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

While the potential of wind and solar energy is more than sufficient to supply the electricity demand of industrial societies, these resources are only available intermittently. To ensure that supply always meets demand, a renewable power grid needs an oversized power generation and transmission capacity of up to ten times the peak demand. It also requires a balancing capacity of fossil fuel power plants, or its equivalent in energy storage. Consequently, matching supply to demand at all times makes renewable power production a complex, slow, expensive and unsustainable undertaking. Yet, if we would adjust energy demand to the variable supply of solar and wind energy, a renewable power grid could be much more advantageous. Using wind and solar energy only...

Top 10 Barcelona Restaurants for First-Time Visitors

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Barcelona expert Alex Sexton shares his Top 10 restaurant picks for anyone who wants to have a great meal in his favorite European city.

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Minsk is Dead! Long Live Minsk?

by Michael Kimmage @ War on the Rocks

Minsk is shorthand for a diplomatic process established in 2014 and early 2015. The formal deadline for completing Minsk was December 2015, a deadline that long since passed without its first phase — a ceasefire — going into effect. The next two phases — decentralization and a political process for the Donbas — have never […]

Must-Try Food in Vietnam for Kids: Vietnamese Food for Picky Eaters - Family Travel Blog: An Epic Education

Must-Try Food in Vietnam for Kids: Vietnamese Food for Picky Eaters - Family Travel Blog: An Epic Education


An Epic Education

There is so much delicious food in Vietnam for kids. Here I list up some of the best Vietnamese food for picky eaters: fruits, desserts & main dishes.

Soldiers Celebrating Christmas during the Vietnam War

Soldiers Celebrating Christmas during the Vietnam War

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

To all my friends, family, military brothers and sisters: THANK YOU for all your support of this website during the past year!  I look forward to 2018 – many new articles and pictures are planned for your reading enjoyment! I have a tendency to add more pictures as I come across them – +30 this […]

Did a Mississippi Democrat Propose a Law to Force Teachers to Recite the Ten Commandments?

by Dan MacGuill @ Snopes.com

The implications of a bill put forward by State Representative Credell Calhoun are unclear.

Listen To Food Republic Today: Alex Raij

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Be sure to subscribe to Food Republic Today on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. And please rate the podcast and leave comments! Subscribe: Apple | Stitcher | Spotify | TuneIn Chef Alex Raij is a boss. She runs three restaurants and a café in New York, co-wrote a cookbook with her husband and chef/partner Ener Montero, and raises her little ones. Raij and Montero’s La […]

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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 […]

The Best Unique Food Gifts for Food Travelers

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

A Very Detailed Travel Itinerary Tours are for foo-ls. I tried my best to make that rhyme. While Vietnam may seem a little daunting at first, the country is not difficult to travel – especially if you have a great blog to aid you, with details on every leg of the trip, written by a [...]

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Hiring: Operations Coordinator

by WOTR Staff @ War on the Rocks

Our old operations coordinator moved on to an awesome new job in Hawaii (Who could blame him?). So we need to to replace him! Please read the below carefully. War on the Rocks is looking for a full-time, reliable, and energetic operations coordinator. This person will work directly for the CEO to keep the business […]

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…

Tradition’s Quiet Victories: Trump’s National Security Strategy

by Patrick Porter @ War on the Rocks

Despite the temptation to dismiss America’s new National Security Strategy, we should read it, even if the president won’t. Oddly, President Donald Trump’s National Security Strategy is largely a traditional restatement of American idealism and purpose. Given Trump’s twitter-raging and unplanned outbursts, his most developed articulation of America’s foreign and defense choices is non-Trumpian. It […]

A Comprehensive Roundtable on the National Security Strategy

by William Inboden @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: Please check out the full roundtable at our sister publication, the Texas National Security Review.   Every time an American president releases a new National Security Strategy, it provokes a round of commentary on the document itself as well as an additional round of hand-wringing over whether such strategy documents matter at all. The […]

The Chairman the Pentagon Needs

by Paula Thornhill @ War on the Rocks

There’s a new acronym that has taken hold across the Department of Defense over the last two years or so: TMM. It stands for trans-regional, multi-functional, and multi-domain; and, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford, has made it a core element of the Joint Staff’s work. According to Dunford, the department’s […]

Games amidst a Faraway War (Guest post)

Games amidst a Faraway War (Guest post)

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

This article originally posted on my friend, Joe Campolo’s website and is published here with his permission. It was Joe, who prodded Rene’ to write about her experiences, and then helped to put her story together. Joe, too, is a Vietnam Veteran and author of two books relating to the Vietnam War. His website offers […]

How Much Money Do I Need For Hong Kong?

by Guest Travel Writer @ Travel Happy

Hong Kong has it all – heavenly food, high-octane nightlife, striking architecture and top shopping all laced with heaps of culture and tradition. There are plenty of ways to spend a fortune, but Lee Cobaj explains how Hong Kong doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive Hong Kong © barbara-pictures Compared to its SE Asian neighbours, […]

Re-Imagining the World: Reflections on the Future of World Order

by Francis J. Gavin @ War on the Rocks

In Washington and other friendly capitals, there is increasing concern about the state of liberal world order. There is a sense that the rules and institutions that have governed international affairs since 1945, and especially since the end of the Cold War, are fraying. Two major forces are challenging the system. First, the balance of […]

How to Run the Economy on the Weather

by kris de decker @ LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

Before the Industrial Revolution, people adjusted their energy demand to a variable energy supply. Our global trade and transport system -- which relied on sail boats -- operated only when the wind blew, as did the mills that supplied our food and powered many manufacturing processes. The same approach could be very useful today, especially when improved by modern technology. In particular, factories and cargo transportation -- such as ships and even trains -- could be operated only when renewable energy is available. Adjusting energy demand to supply would make switching to renewable energy much more realistic than it is today. Stoneferry (detail), a painting by John Ward of Hull. Renewable Energy in Pre-Industrial Times Before the Industrial Revolution, both...

Vissan Beef Ragout Vegetarian Canned 170G

by Rakhoiwholesale @ Vissan – Rakhoi Wholesale

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The best diapers for babies

by Rakhoiwholesale @ Rakhoi Wholesale

The best diapers for babies Pampers is a famous brand of diaper products for babies. These products bring the best care for children of their parents around the world. Over 40 years of development, Pampers baby has successfully established itself in the market. How To Protect Your Baby’S Sensitive Skin ?  Pampers Diapers is best […]

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VC/NVA Terrorist Doctrine

VC/NVA Terrorist Doctrine

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

Warning: Many of the written and visual examples shared within this article are graphic, disturbing and sometime revolting – if descriptions and photos of brutalized human beings bother you, then I’d suggest you bypass this post and select another to read while you’re here. This article is about the VC/NVA atrocities that occurred in Vietnam. […]

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...

Nuclear Weapons Did Not Embolden Pakistan: Drawing the Right Lessons for North Korea

by T. Negeen Pegahi @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: This is the seventeenth installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort,” a new series from War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center. The series seeks to unpack the dynamics of intensifying competition — military, economic, diplomatic — in Southern Asia, principally between China, India, Pakistan, and the United States. Catch up on the rest of the series. […]

The Next New Military Specialty Should Be Software Developers

by Jim Perkins @ War on the Rocks

The words “soldier” and “airman” do not immediately evoke the image of workers in grease-stained coveralls turning wrenches on tanks, personnel carriers, trucks, and aircraft. Most people predictably imagine an infantryman or pilot, even though the U.S. military’s “tooth-to-tail” ratio — the number of direct combat forces compared to support personnel — is around 1:5. […]

How To Protect Your Baby’s Sensitive Skin

by Rakhoiwholesale @ Rakhoi Wholesale

How To Protect Your Baby’s Sensitive Skin The mother always gives the best for her little angel. Sensitive skin is a problem that mothers feel tired. Therefore, the mother always selects carefully baby items. Baby’s skin may be soft but it’s very sensitive. So, mother must take special care of baby. Did mother know how […]

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Wynn Shaken by Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Founder

by Associated Press @ Snopes.com

Wynn Resorts is denying allegations of sexual harassment by its founder Steve Wynn, describing it as a smear campaign related to divorce proceedings.

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...

Requesting Feedback for Future Post

Requesting Feedback for Future Post

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

To all Vietnam Vets: Please take a moment to comment on the question below, type your response at the end of this article and NOT on the shared Facebook or Twitter posts… As Vietnam Vets, we didn’t know much about Vietnam before going…but this is what I learned while there? As an example, my answer: […]

12 Years Of Travel: Bangkok Canal Bike Ride

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

One of the best ways to see everyday Bangkok is to take a bike ride into the sprawling suburbs Bangkok Canal Bike Ride 21 June 2014, 1 Year Ago This Week: Most people greet the idea of cycling in Bangkok with some variation of “Are you insane?”. And while the city’s traffic can be dangerous, […]

12 Years Of Travel: View From Cortona, Italy

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Famous as the backdrop for the 2003 movie Under The Tuscan Sun, Cortona is a stunning medieval town perched above the surrounding countryside View from Cortona, Italy 11 June 2013, 2 Years Ago This Week: Despite the vast amount of information about every conceivable travel destination available, I still find myself occasionally stumbling upon places […]

Seafood

by vietnamfoodstuff @ VietNam Food Stuff

In Search of Accountability at Sea: The Precedents for the Navy’s Case Against Benson and Sanchez

by Michael Junge @ War on the Rocks

News that the Navy may file charges against Cmdrs. Bryce Benson and Alfredo Sanchez traveled fast on Tuesday. The charges faced by the two former commanders and four others include dereliction of duty, hazarding a vessel, and negligent homicide related to last summer’s fatal collisions between two U.S. Navy destroyers and merchant ships in the […]

How to Run the Economy on the Weather

by kris de decker @ LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

Before the Industrial Revolution, people adjusted their energy demand to a variable energy supply. Our global trade and transport system -- which relied on sail boats -- operated only when the wind blew, as did the mills that supplied our food and powered many manufacturing processes. The same approach could be very useful today, especially when improved by modern technology. In particular, factories and cargo transportation -- such as ships and even trains -- could be operated only when renewable energy is available. Adjusting energy demand to supply would make switching to renewable energy much more realistic than it is today. Stoneferry (detail), a painting by John Ward of Hull. Renewable Energy in Pre-Industrial Times Before the Industrial Revolution, both...

Cool drinks in cool places in Prague

Cool drinks in cool places in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Visitors come to Prague not suspecting how much walking they will do: the centre is very compact and it just makes sense to walk everywhere. But boy oh boy, when it gets hot during the Prague summer months, a day of sightseeing can get pretty exhausting. That’s when it is very important to hydrate. And does a splash of alcohol in your drink really hurt? No, we don’t think so either. Recently, a group of Australians who joined our Prague food tour spent the next afternoon in a wine bar opening seven (not a typo, seven) bottle of wine. I think they made more memories - and friends - they ever would walking the city. So really, in a way, this post is not about cool drinks in Prague. Let’s think of it as a post about making cool friends in Prague. (Yes, it is important to rationalise your day drinking on vacation, and we are happy to help.)

Stripping the Altars of Long-Term Defense Planning

by Thomas-Durell Young @ War on the Rocks

It is a truth universally acknowledged that long-term defense planning is an essential practice that all developed armed forces should undertake. Or is it? It is an article of faith among many defense officials that long-term defense planning is the gold standard in the development and management of modern armed forces. One NATO report states: […]

Canned Food Is Strongly Favored By Vietnam Consumers - BDG Asia

Canned Food Is Strongly Favored By Vietnam Consumers - BDG Asia


BDG Asia

Vietnam consumers now looks quite favorable for canned food. The total sale has increased by 500 tons per year. Explaining for this trend, most people consider that it is due to the convenience of canned food. The market is experiencing the participation of not only Vietnamese brands but also foreign companies from Thailand, Malaysia, Netherlands …

16 Essential Vietnamese Ingredients That Belong in Your Pantry

16 Essential Vietnamese Ingredients That Belong in Your Pantry


SAVEUR

Trying traditional Vietnamese recipes like pho or bun bo Hue? We’ve got you covered with all the essential Vietnamese ingredients you’ll need.

Remember C-Rations?

Remember C-Rations?


Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel

I do!  As an infantry soldier in Vietnam, C-Rations was my sole source of nourishment for at least 300 of the 365 days I served in-country. When out on missions, infantry units were re-supplied wit…

EER130: Airbnb for Families — Tips for How to Use Airbnb with Kids

EER130: Airbnb for Families — Tips for How to Use Airbnb with Kids

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

We’ve been using Airbnb with kids since 2013, and today I’ll tell you some of my tips on how to use Airbnb for families. Airbnb for Families — How to Use Airbnb with Kids There’s lots of information out there on how to use Airbnb, but most of it is for couples and single travelers […]

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In Defense of Nothing

by Jeremy Shapiro @ War on the Rocks

Nothing is like anything else. You can do nothing well or you can do nothing badly. Some people excel at nothing. Others have more difficulty with it. They grow restless, resent the loss of initiative and control, and, more deeply, they feel that “something” is inherently, even morally, superior to nothing. The U.S. government national […]

How Much Money Do I Need For Vietnam

How Much Money Do I Need For Vietnam


Travel Happy

If you're wondering "How Much Money Do I Need For Vietnam?", see our guide to the prices of Vietnam food, booze, accommodation, travelling and activities

A Familiar Struggle: Connecting Rural Afghans with Their Government

by Will Selber @ War on the Rocks

Douglas Grindle, How We Won and Lost the War in Afghanistan: Two Years in the Pashtun Homeland (Potomac Books, 2017) When I joined the United States Air Force, I never thought I’d be advising a homeless, illiterate Afghan district governor in one of the most isolated districts in southern Afghanistan. However, with tours on an […]

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....

Australia is Not on the Fence Between America and China

by Arzan Tarapore @ War on the Rocks

When Australians gather for barbeques today in celebration of Australia Day, they’ll do so in the midst of a swelling debate over the direction of Australian foreign and defense policy. This debate pits supporters of the U.S. alliance – codified in the 1951 ANZUS Treaty – with those calling for a more circumspect policy, deferential […]

How To Eat Vegetarian In Vietnam - Food Republic

How To Eat Vegetarian In Vietnam - Food Republic


Food Republic

With affordable prices and delicious eats, there's no going wrong with eating vegetarian in Vietnam.

Food safety in Vietnam: where we are at and what we can learn from international experiences

Food safety in Vietnam: where we are at and what we can learn from international experiences


PubMed Central (PMC)

Food-borne diseases are attracting a lot of attention in Vietnam as a result of repeated episodes of adulterated and unsafe food. In this paper, we provide some perspectives on food safety in Vietnam from the point of view of an international research ...

3 Reasons You’ll Love ‘Eat Local in Barcelona: A Guide to Catalan Cuisine’

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Eat Local in Barcelona: A Guide to Catalan Cuisine Have you ever arrived at your dream destination super-excited to dive into the local cuisine only to realize you have no idea where to start? That was me in Venice in 2013, a city notorious for its tourist traps. I arrived without a plan then spent the […]

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Vietnam C-Ration Cook Book

Vietnam C-Ration Cook Book

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

Tabasco C-Ration Cookbook Shane K. Bernard Ph.D. Historian & Curator for the McIlhenny Company (makers of Tabasco hot sauce) kindly provided the following copy of their C-Ration Cookbook.  I hope that you will enjoy viewing this cookbook and remember the McIlhenny Company (Tabasco sauce) who cared about their soldiers over in Vietnam. Doesn’t this just […]

How (Not) to Run a Modern Society on Solar and Wind Power Alone

by kris de decker @ LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

While the potential of wind and solar energy is more than sufficient to supply the electricity demand of industrial societies, these resources are only available intermittently. To ensure that supply always meets demand, a renewable power grid needs an oversized power generation and transmission capacity of up to ten times the peak demand. It also requires a balancing capacity of fossil fuel power plants, or its equivalent in energy storage. Consequently, matching supply to demand at all times makes renewable power production a complex, slow, expensive and unsustainable undertaking. Yet, if we would adjust energy demand to the variable supply of solar and wind energy, a renewable power grid could be much more advantageous. Using wind and solar energy only...

Prague off the beaten path: Letna district

Prague off the beaten path: Letna district

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Letna district is arguably one of the best places to live in Prague. It benefits from its location just across the river from the busy historical centre, which means you’re near it all if you want to, but not in the middle of it all if you don’t. Nestled in between two parks, the Letenský park and the Stromovka, the area is great for families: there’s always somewhere to go or something to do, and far from traffic, too. Also, the people of Letna create a lively, healthy community, as witnessed by the mayor of the entire Prague 7 district, who was voted in as an independent candidate of a purely local movement. The Letna is spread over a hill and the plain at its top has always been a strategic point for military purposes. It was even used by Soviet helicopters that landed here during the 1968 invasion. Today, it is known for its relative affluence, a Bohemian feel with lots of art-related spots, incl. the National Gallery or the Academy of Fine Arts, and a plethora of independent galleries, and for the splendor of the ubiquitous 1930s Constructivist buildings. It is also a great place to visit if you want to see something outside of the centre and just browse a few streets with the locals. Last but not least, Letna is the neighborhood of our awesome Prague rental apartment (if you’re reading this from the apartment now - because we set this as the load page on the computer's browser - welcome in Prague!). Now, we have suggested a cool walk from Letna to the Holesovice district a while ago on this blog, but we thought Letna needed a closer look. Here’s our small guide to the neighborhood.

New Rescue Kitten

by Emma Bolton @ Vietnam Cat Welfare

This little one was found on the streets unable to move crawling in ants by a Vietnamese tourist. He brought him straight to us, I didn’t think he would survive the journey back to the cat home but he did. Straight away we got some fluids in him and he perked up with food, only […]

Chapter outtake from “When can I Stop Running”

Chapter outtake from “When can I Stop Running”

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

This particular chapter was originally written for “When Can I Stop Running” and cut out completely from the final copy by my editor. It’s a chapter that tells a frightening tale from our childhood – funny today, but terrifying at the time. I’m certain some of you reading this will have experienced something similar way […]

Bedazzled by Energy Efficiency

by kris de decker @ LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

To focus on energy efficiency is to make present ways of life non-negotiable. However, transforming present ways of life is key to mitigating climate change and decreasing our dependence on fossil fuels. Energy efficiency policy Energy efficiency is a cornerstone of policies to reduce carbon emissions and fossil fuel dependence in the industrialised world. For example, the European Union (EU) has set a target of achieving 20% energy savings through improvements in energy efficiency by 2020, and 30% by 2030. Measures to achieve these EU goals include mandatory energy efficiency certificates for buildings, minimum efficiency standards and labelling for a variety of products such as boilers, household appliances, lighting and televisions, and emissions performance standards for cars. [1] The EU...

Western Canned Food & Wine Shop

Western Canned Food & Wine Shop


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A small shop with some imported foods and a small selection of foreign wines.

Vietnam ranks fifth in Asia in terms of exports to Canada

by Vojislav Milenkovic @ BDG Asia

In 2016, Vietnam continued to hold the 5th position in Asia and number 1 in ASEAN in terms of export turnover to Canada Vietnam and Canada’s total bilateral trade in 2016 reached $ 4.14 billion, an increase of 1.1% over the previous year. In specific, Vietnam exported to Canada a total amount of $ 3.7 […]

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Anna's Five Favourites in Prague

Anna's Five Favourites in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Still going on strong with “Prague Five Faves”, where we introduce the people behind Taste of Prague and where we spill the beans on where we like to eat in Prague, and whom we like to webstalk. Next up: Anna. If there is a true food nerd in the Taste of Prague team, it must be Anna, a.k.a. the Food Pioneer. I mean, how many inches wide should be the fat layer on a 10-month old Prestice pig? Yeah, we have no idea. Let’s ask Anna! She’ll know! And you know what? She will. And her stories all involve food, foraging, working at the butcher shop, or something along those lines. Many people think that we all eat too much food. Anna doesn’t just eat it. She lives food.  And she puts all her nerdy food wisdom into practice. As a graduate of the Agricultural University, she has now turned her thesis paper into a popular elderflower soda called Divozenka, available in selected shops and cafes in Prague. You should check it out. And Silak, her beef and chicken broths, have been staples at Prague’s farmers markets, which are the places she loves the most we think.  We met her once at the Dejvice market, the last one of the season. She said she’s closing early because she has to make the round and talk to all the other vendors to say bye and see what they’re up to. And that’s Anna. Connecting with other people through food. We like that.

Old Dogs, New Tricks: Urban Warfare in Turkey’s War with the PKK

by Margarita Konaev @ War on the Rocks

Since the beginning of its armed struggle for Kurdish self-determination in 1984, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has predominantly relied on rural guerrilla warfare tactics. Many observers were therefore taken aback when unprecedented violence engulfed cities and towns in the majority-Kurdish southeast after the ceasefire between the Turkish government and PKK collapsed in July 2015. […]

EER129: Cruising With Children — Tips on the Best Family Cruises for Kids

EER129: Cruising With Children — Tips on the Best Family Cruises for Kids

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Today I talk with Jeff Bogle about cruising with children and his tips for the best family cruises for kids. Jeff is a parenting blogger and travel writer, but he never thought he’d want to take his kids on a cruise. Once he took one, however, he was hooked… Subscribe to Our Podcast (iTunes, Stitcher, […]

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ASEAN’s Strong Growth to Continue in 2017

by BDG Asia @ BDG Asia

Compared to the end of 2016, the beginning of this year, economists of major ASEAN countries revised their growth forecasts for 2017 with brighter upcoming results. In December 2016, the growth forecasts for 2017 were revised down, being influenced by the anxieties over Trump’s protectionist rhetoric. However, newly created forecasts, especially for export -driven Singapore, […]

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BUTTERFLY Vannamei Shrimp

by vietnamfoodstuff @ VietNam Food Stuff

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What America Deserves from the National Defense Strategy

by Sen. John McCain @ War on the Rocks

Our national defense establishment is at a critical inflection point. For 25 years after the end of the Cold War, the United States was able to operate as though the era of great power competition was over. That is clearly no longer the case. Now, America must face up to this reality. As we adjust […]

Vietnam to host APEC 2017

by Vojislav Milenkovic @ BDG Asia

This will be the second time in 10 years that Vietnam hosts APEC. This event will serve as an empirical evidence of Vietnam’s determination in expanding its international integration and promoting multilateral external relations. The 2017 APEC summit will be held in Da Nang city in this November with the participation of Asia-Pacific economies leaders. […]

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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...

TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT HO CHI MINH CITY DURING TET

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Lunar New Year, or more commonly known as Tet, is a wondrous and prosperous time in Vietnam, and is an event that is anticipated throughout the year!  It marks the arrival of spring, a brand new start for many of life’s endeavours, and is a time to appreciate and spend time with family.  If you…

Martin's Five Favourites in Prague

Martin's Five Favourites in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Here's the penultimate edition of “Prague Five Faves”, where we introduce the people behind Taste of Prague. Before we finish off next week with Zuzi, we still have to introduce Martin.  You know, Czech has a formal and an informal “you” (think “tú” and “usted” in Spanish). And just like Jaromir Jagr, the Czech ice-hockey legend and Jan’s future husband (if his dream/nightmare becomes a reality), Martin hasn’t used the formal “you” in years. Yup, you had Martin at “hello”. You’re friends now.  He also has a very interesting background (and we don’t meant that physically): How on earth does a psychotherapist with an Austrian passport born in the Czech Republic become a butcher in Prague? Is it because stabbing dead flesh with a knife gives you more job satisfaction than dealing with problems of people who are alive? Well, that’s Jan’s theory. The fact is we hit it off the instant he appeared behind the counter of the Nase maso butcher shop, and we’ve been hitting it off ever since. He’s a big guy with an even bigger heart who’s main problem is that he doesn’t call Zuzi after the tour to tell her how it went soon enough because he just wants to make sure you don’t get lost on your way to the hotel so he just takes you there. Or for a beer. And he loves food. Having travelled through most of the world (under conditions we sometimes find hard to believe - do commercial aircrafts really have a spare seat in the back?) and eaten just about anything, Martin knows good food and spends most of his free time trying to recreate the food memories he has gathered over the years. Want to meet him on Sunday? Check out the Vietnamese Sapa market, or the new Mexican joint that has just opened. Do you want to meet him at night? Just visit a popular pub or club. Because he just loves company, and the company loves him back. 

Entry 18: The End of the Current Crisis and a Weak Writing Weekend

by Van Jackson @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: This is the 18th installment in Van Jackson’s daily writing journal, “Nuke Your Darlings,” which tracks his six-month battle to write a new book on North Korea. Will he meet his deadline?   On Saturday, I wrote almost nothing despite working on it for a while. On Sunday, I wrote almost 900 words […]

General knowledge about laundry detergent

by Rakhoiwholesale @ Rakhoi Wholesale

Laundry detergent: How to choose and use properly? Laundry detergent has a very simple purpose, just as the soap helps you clean your body, the laundry detergent used to make dirty laundry becomes clean. However, with all sorts of detergents sold in stores, choosing the right one is not easy.  This detergent is not only […]

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Bombshell: Be Like Shawn

by Christine Abizaid @ War on the Rocks

Bombshell returns from a long winter’s nap for its first 2018 episode and first test run of a brand new set of Bombshell questions! Christy Abizaid joins us to talk Pakistan and the joys of Austin, TX, and we talk protests in Iran and what happens when South Korea hears that hotline bling.  Yet another […]

Vissan Beef With Bean Vegetarian Canned 170G

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A new push for modified TPP?

by Vojislav Milenkovic @ BDG Asia

Ministers from 11 TPP countries (without representatives from the US) met on the 21st of May in Hanoi to discuss possible next steps. The one-day meeting was held in the capital of Vietnam, and was co-chaired by Vietnam and New Zealand, on the sidelines of the APEC meeting. Japan, now the strongest economy of the remaining […]

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2 Former Lawyers of Rap Mogul ‘Suge’ Knight Arrested

by Associated Press @ Snopes.com

Two Los Angeles attorneys for rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight were arrested on warrants alleging they were accessories after the fact to a felony.

What Not to Bring to Vietnam | XO Tours Blog

What Not to Bring to Vietnam | XO Tours Blog


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Here is a list of items that you should not bring with you when traveling in Vietnam.

Old Vets (Guest Post)

Old Vets (Guest Post)

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

Happy New Year Everyone!!!  Here is my first post of 2018 – many more interesting stories are in the works with planned releases weekly. If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up above and we’ll notify you by email when any changes occur. I’d like to introduce Michael Lansford, a gifted writer and author […]

It’s Burger King’s Turn To Modernize

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Restaurant Brands International Inc., owner of Burger King, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Tim Hortons, is throwing its hat into the digital rat race. The company created a chief technology and development officer position and hired Josh Kobza to fill it, according to Bloomberg. Kobza has served as Restaurant Brands’ chief financial officer for the past […]

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Discovering the hidden places of the Vietnam War

Discovering the hidden places of the Vietnam War

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

This is a guest post from my friend, Jonas Thorsell, a Swede, who routinely travels to Vietnam on business. He and two other partners have visited former war sites over the past few years and recently launched a website and blog to chronicle their findings. After 40 – 50 years, veterans are still curious about […]

Vissan Two Bits Of Pork Canned 150G

by Rakhoiwholesale @ Vissan – Rakhoi Wholesale

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Heat Storage Hypocausts: Air Heating in the Middle Ages

by kris de decker @ LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

Hot air vents in the floor of the Maulbronn monastery. Source: "Das Kloster Maulbronn. Geschichte und Baugeschichte.", Ulrick Knapp, 1997 / Via Spiegel 2016. The Romans are credited with the invention of the first smoke-free heating system in Western Europe: the hypocaust. Until recently, historians had assumed that its technology was largely lost after the collapse of the Roman Empire. In fact, however, it lived on in large parts of Europe, and was further developed into the “heat storage hypocaust”, an underground furnace on top of which granite stones would be piled, to then release hot air through vents in the floor. By this means, a room could be kept warm for days with just one firing of the hypocaust's...

Shangli Ancient Village // This is Sichuan, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Shangli Ancient Village in Sichuan Province Shangli has been through a lot, but you wouldn’t know it from the peaceful feeling you get while walking its lanes. It’s one of 10 Chinese ancient villages in Sichuan province, but unlike its counterparts the village has been able to keep its authentic charm. How to get [...]

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Could We Run Modern Society on Human Power Alone?

by kris de decker @ LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

Unlike solar and wind energy, human power is always available, no matter the season or time of day. Unlike fossil fuels, human power can be a clean energy source, and its potential increases as the human population grows. In the Human Power Plant, Low-tech Magazine and artist Melle Smets investigate the feasibility of human energy production in the 21st century. To find out if human power can sustain a modern lifestyle, we are designing plans to convert a 22 floors vacant tower building on the campus of Utrecht University in the Netherlands into an entirely human powered student community for 750 people. We're also constructing a working prototype of the human power plant that supplies the community with energy. The...

How to Spend Valentine’s Day in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Satire, Religion, and Terror: A Conversation with the Editor-in-Chief of Charlie Hebdo

by Gérard Biard @ War on the Rocks

Ryan spent a week in France earlier this year and was fortunate to meet with Gérard Biard, the editor-in-chief of Charlie Hebdo, the ever-irreverent French satirical magazine that made international headlines almost three years ago when jihadist terrorists attacked their office in Paris. Gérard spoke with Ryan about everything from the impact of the attacks […]

Thank you

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Our very first post and we start by thanking you for checking us out...

Prague off the beaten path: Bethlehem Square and its surroundings

Prague off the beaten path: Bethlehem Square and its surroundings

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Calling an area this central “off the beaten path” can be quite daring, but we think the stretch of the Old Town between the National Theatre and the Charles Bridge can offer a truly authentic, local experience, with many venues frequented more by locals than foreign visitors. You see, most of Prague’s visitors move between the two bridges along the river bank, which surely is beautiful, but sadly bypasses some hidden, shady streets just a block away from the river that can offer some nice culinary and shopping opportunities.  And on top of that, this area, which takes the total of some 15 to 30 minutes to explore at a leisurely pace, is just utterly beautiful, with a nice, quiet atmosphere that can be enjoyed literally seconds from the madness that is the Charles Bridge. Just a few steps away, you have an area where you can fall in love with Prague all over again, have a breather or contemplate the day in some of the nicest cafes and bars in Prague, and talk to the owners of some of the nicest and cleverest shops in the entire city. What follows are our personal tips for the area.

An Unconventional Proposal for Bringing the OA-X to Life

by William Miller @ War on the Rocks

“A good plan executed now is better than a perfect plan next week.” -Gen. George S. Patton Jr. While Patton was fighting Hitler’s armies, light to medium attack aircraft suppressed German movement and activity on the Western front as the United States pushed the Nazis back into Germany. The 9th Air Force filled the skies […]

Eating it Raw in the Largest Fish Market in South Korea – Jagalchi Market

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Busan’s Jagalchi Market (자갈치시장), the largest fish market in South Korea, has taken up two very different places in my memory. The first one is a very positive place, where the memories of incredible lunches, lively atmospheres, excitement and intrigue all sit. The second place is dark. It’s usually avoided at all costs. This memory [...]

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Is It Better To Use Powder or Liquid Laundry Detergent?

by Rakhoiwholesale @ Rakhoi Wholesale

Laundry Detergent is very important in life, it takes care of your clothes, keeping clothes like new. Powder laundry detergent was sold in the 1930s, liquid laundry detergent has been introduced in the 1950s. Nowadays, a lot of companies in the world launch powder and liquid laundry detergent like Tide, Ariel of P&G, Omo, Surf […]

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12 Years Of Travel: Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

London is steeped in history, but it’s also shaping the future of how we control the landscape Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London 10 June 2012, 3 Years Ago This Week: I spent a few days in Greenwich for my 40th birthday – it seemed appropriate to go back to the Source Of All Time as I […]

Why Americans Aren’t Really Worried About War With North Korea

by David Barno @ War on the Rocks

The drumbeats of war with North Korea are sounding ever louder as heated rhetoric — and false missile attack warnings — continue to fly across the Pacific and through the Twitterverse. Despite some nascent signs of dialogue with the North, war with Pyongyang in 2018 seems more likely than at any time in decades. Last […]

Hong Kong on the Cheap

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

How Not To Blow Your Wad In Hong Kong (it’s a poker term) The 2nd most expensive city in Asia, but there are plenty of ways to budget travel Hong Kong. While Hong Kong is generally raved about, it’s not typically a backpacker stop, mainly because it’s too damn expensive. I’ve seen a lot of [...]

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When Dauntless Isn’t Enough: The Moral and Strategic Imperative to Fix America’s Close Combat Units

by Robert H. Scales @ War on the Rocks

Nearly 80 years ago, the German blitzkrieg took Europe by storm. Often lost in discussions about the German military’s panzers and Luftwaffe is that the assault on France would have never succeeded had it not been for “the remarkable performance of the German infantry.” Yes, it was the world’s best infantry small units that set […]

EER131: Workaway Jobs, Traveling Sisters & Tween/Teen Travel

EER131: Workaway Jobs, Traveling Sisters & Tween/Teen Travel

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Teen travel. Tween travel. Budget travel via workaway jobs. We’ve talked to lots of parents to travel with teens and tweens, but today we’re going to hear from some of the kids themselves. These four traveling sisters have been on the road with their parents for over two years so far, and in this episode of […]

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How to Eat (and Cook) Like a Local in Rome

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

It’s not enough to know WHERE and WHAT to eat when you travel. You also need to learn a little about the HOW of it. Following the local food customs can significantly reduce friction between visitors and locals while increasing the overall enjoyment of your stay. When it comes to food and drink, every culture has […]

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Care Packages from Home

Care Packages from Home

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

During the Vietnam War, those of us in the bush, carried everything we owned on our backs and were always on the move. The water in our canteens had a bitter after-taste from both the plastic canteen itself and the iodine tablets we used to ‘purify’ the water; supposedly killing the bacteria and other parasites, […]

Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam

Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam


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In the past few years Vietnamese food has become more and more popular around the world. Food lovers may have tried the two best known Vietnamese dishes – spring rolls and bread rolls. Rice, noodles, fresh vegetable and herbs all play big roles in Vietnamese food, making it

Christmas in Barcelona: Holiday Family Travel in Spain

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

The beaches of Spain’s Costa Brava are an amazing place to spend the summer, but what about spending Christmas in Barcelona? CHRISTMAS IN BARCELONA The lights, the tree, and the ornaments — they’re all here. However, Christmas in Barcelona has its own traditions and idiosyncrasies. Below I explain a few things you might enjoy when […]

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Best ice-cream in Prague

Best ice-cream in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Summers in Prague can be excruciating. Especially in the past few years, as Czechia (yup, we’re using the new abbreviated name for the Czech Republic) has been getting more tropical weather from the South. As temperatures reach 30C/85F, the cobblestoned streets heat up, and air-conditioning is hard to find in the Unesco-protected historical centre. Your answer? Ice-cream. In your face, climate change! But where to go for great ice-cream in Prague? We’ve gathered a few of our favorite ice-cream parlors and a few ice-cream purveyors you should look out for. And a few bonus tips on how to stay cool in summer Prague. Here’s a list of what we think is the best ice-cream in Prague.

Our favorite places for hot chocolate in Prague

Our favorite places for hot chocolate in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

We don't know about you, but when the summer ends, we say good-bye to our running shoes, waste any exercise we engaged in during the summer, and just focus on a steady diet of Pho, roast pork, buttery risottos and other comfort foods. Hey, the winter's coming, and that's not the time to fool around. You need to eat. Just ask our grandmas.  But the gloomy, dark and increasingly short days have a positive side, too: the season for hot chocolate in Prague has officially begun. Talk about a silver lining. Here's the places we like to visit for our cup of the delicious - and highly addictive - stuff.

Nomsly Meal Delivery For Kids Opens Up A World Of Flavor

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

Boston-based Nomsly is redefining meal delivery for kids. While many grocery and meal kit delivery services include options for kids’ meals, Nomsly is the first focused entirely on childhood nutrition from start to finish. Business has been great for the community, too: Ingredients are sourced in part from the urban farm at reVision House family shelter, […]

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New rescue and what to do.

by Emma Bolton @ Vietnam Cat Welfare

A customer found this little guy on the streets of Hoi An and brought it to us for help. We will get him to health and hopefully already found a foster home for him. We will keep you updated on how he is going. 🙂 Please remember not to bring sick/dumped kitties straight to the […]

Common mistakes when traveling to Prague, a.k.a.

Common mistakes when traveling to Prague, a.k.a. "It's your own fault"

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Here at Taste of Prague, we have this secret competition with Vienna: we want all the guests of our food tours, and all the visitors to Prague, enjoy our city more than Vienna. Not that we have anything against Vienna. We actually love that place. But still, when many of our guests visit Prague, Vienna and Budapest within the same trip, we want them to enjoy Prague the best. It’s just the way we are. Competitive. But some Prague visitors don’t make it easy. Their Prague stays are riddled by what we would see as traveling mistakes. (We wrote about some don'ts of Prague already.) And then they complain about Prague. And we’re sad. And angry. Yup, it’s an emotional rollercoaster here at Taste of Prague whenever someone dares criticize out home town.  To avoid that, we have put together a short list of what we think are the main mistakes we’ve seen visitors to Prague make, and how and why to avoid them. We hate to be haters, but hey - nobody disses our town on our watch! So drop that pretzel, push away the pork knuckle, and read on. Here’s what you don’t do during your stay in Prague.

Vissan Beef Luncheon Meat Canned 150G

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Is Japan Ready for the Quad? Opportunities and Challenges for Tokyo in a Changing Indo-Pacific

by Yuki Tatsumi @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: This is the sixteenth installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort,” a new series from War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center. The series seeks to unpack the dynamics of intensifying competition — military, economic, diplomatic — in Southern Asia, principally between China, India, Pakistan, and the United States. Catch up on the rest of the series. […]

Things to do in Omotesando with Kids – Fun on Tokyo’s Glitzy Shopping Street

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Skip the shopping and check out these fun things to do in Omotesando with kids. This is one of Tokyo’s glitziest neighborhoods, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to play here. If you’re looking for things to do in Tokyo with kids, then this is a great place to start. Things to do […]

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How Much Energy Do We Need?

by kris de decker @ LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

Because energy fuels both human development and environmental damage, policies that encourage energy demand reduction can run counter to policies for alleviating poverty, and the other way around. Achieving both objectives can only happen if energy use is spread more equally across societies. However, while it’s widely acknowledged that part of the global population is living in ‘energy poverty’, there’s little attention given to the opposite condition, namely ‘energy excess’ or ‘energy decadence’. Researchers have calculated minimum levels of energy use needed to live a decent life, but what about maximum levels? Image: Azuri Technologies. Energy Use Per Capita Humanity needs to reduce its energy use radically if we are to avoid dangerous climate change, the exhaustion of non-renewable resources,...

The Pentagon Should Adjust Standards for Cyber Soldiers — As It Has Always Done

by Crispin Burke @ War on the Rocks

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing job sectors in the world and qualified experts are in short supply. It is estimated that nearly 1.5 million cybersecurity jobs worldwide, in both the public and the private sector, will go unfilled by 2020. But while the private sector can offer higher pay and benefits to entice qualified […]

Taste of Prague's Czech Christmas Gift Guide

Taste of Prague's Czech Christmas Gift Guide

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Yes, Christmas is coming in three days or so, and if you are like us, you have just started freaking out when you realized you have no Christmas presents for your loved ones. And your in Prague and you have no idea what to buy as the perfect Czech Christmas present. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.  We have put together a small Czech Christmas Presents Guide for your convenience and pleasure. We asked ourselves a simple question: „What should you buy as the perfect Christmas present from Prague?“ It took us some time, but here’s our answers. You will see we’re quite a diverse bunch. Or are we? 

Entry 22: On “Bloody Nose” Advocates

by Van Jackson @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: This is the 22nd installment in Van Jackson’s daily writing journal, “Nuke Your Darlings,” which tracks his six-month battle to write a new book on North Korea. Will he meet his deadline? I was chatting with a mix of friends who also focus on Korea issues lately — we all had very different […]

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...

Entry 29: Anything and Everything, Except the Book

by Van Jackson @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: This is the 29th installment in Van Jackson’s daily writing journal, “Nuke Your Darlings,” which tracks his six-month battle to write a new book on North Korea. Will he meet his deadline?   Today was packed with pretty much anything and everything other than the book. I did some interviews for journalists working […]

Do-It-Yourself Walking Tour of Dalat, Vietnam – A Perfect Day in Dalat

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Signup for my weekly newsletter The first time I took Chopper Suey (my Chinese-made American cruiser bike) on a road trip, was to the sexy hills of Dalat. As we pulled into town, surrounded by pines and fresh cool air, I knew I was going to love the place. Formerly a retreat town for the [...]

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Get Stains Out Of White Shirt With Only Detergent Powder?

by Rakhoiwholesale @ Rakhoi Wholesale

The fear of “washing white shirt” When coming to white shirt, we are reminded of the beautiful memories of our students. White shirt is also suitable for all ages, it is easy to wear and to coordinate with all skirts, pants in the wardrobe to create a new feel. However, the white shirt is also […]

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The Day I Went from Bride to Widow (Guest Post)

The Day I Went from Bride to Widow (Guest Post)

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

This short story was published by CJ Heck on May 23, 2013 on Goodreads.com. Ms. Heck is a published Poet, Writer, Freelance Editor, Author of 5 books, and a Vietnam War Widow. Her blog address is listed at the end of this article. “There is a brokenness out of which comes the unbroken; a shatteredness […]

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. […]

Custom made? Yes Please! A Guide to Custom Tailoring in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

If you haven’t already heard, Vietnam is a superstar manufacturing country.  In the last several years, many multinational companies have created manufacturing facilities in Vietnam, solidifying the country’s superstar status.  The direct consequence of this is a huge reservoir of skilled and knowledgeable workers who can do everything from shoemaking, jewelry making, dress tailoring, suit…

7 Things to Know About Drinking in Vietnam

7 Things to Know About Drinking in Vietnam


Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Drinking in Vietnam is an amazing experience, but here's a few things you should know before drinking with a Vietnamese person.

The Solitary World of a Vet (Guest Post)

The Solitary World of a Vet (Guest Post)

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

This author’s description of a veteran will most likely describe most if not all veterans who read this. For non-vets, here’s a way to find out what makes us tick!  This article was written by Ray Starmann and originally posted on his website just before Veteran’s Day, 2015: It is important for those who have […]

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Flat Tops: Canned Beer and Vietnam

Flat Tops: Canned Beer and Vietnam


War on the Rocks

A soldier, sailor, airman, or marine returning from combat has many comforts of home to look forward to: loved ones, a real bed, pizza, authentic barbecue,

The Kent State Incident – 1970

The Kent State Incident – 1970

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

Kent State, just hearing those two words conjures up images of unarmed college students, teenagers laying about on the campus Commons – all shot by Ohio National Guardsmen who proclaimed they acted in self-defense and reacted to the sound of a sniper firing. Newspapers fed the rumor mill for weeks afterward – many attempting to […]

Karolina's Five Favorites in Prague

Karolina's Five Favorites in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

We continue with the 2nd edition of our “Prague Five Faves”, where we introduce the people behind Taste of Prague and where we spill the beans on what we actually like in Prague. Next up: Karolina. When we told Michal, the sommelier at Cafe Savoy, that Karolina would we working with us, he had to have a seat. He knew her too well, having roamed the city with her, hopping from bar to bar. He said she was perfect for us. And he was right. Yes, Karolina likes to party and we are yet to meet a person who wouldn’t want to have a drink with her, having known her for at least ten minutes. Yet she is organised and reliable. More than we are. We guess that’s what being a mom of a super cute toddler does to you. What Jan admires about Karolina is her system of “cheat days”. While Jan just goes on a eating rampage with the will power of a three-year-old in an empty candy story without adult supervision, Karolina stays calm, breaths in, breaths out and let’s the opportunity go, instead waiting for one of her cheat days when the limits are off. Eating out with her is fun: just like Zuzi, preparation seems to be a big part of Karolina’s eating out experience. She just has a plan when she walks into a restaurant and sticks to it. And we like a woman with a plan. Karolina’s also an unlimited source of incredibly funny stories and an open book who just loves people. Need a recharge? Just give Karolina some enthusiasm and affection, and you’ll get it back tenfold. And she’s our resident dim sum dumpling expert. A lover of Asian cuisine, she knows where to go and what to get. Just ask her. Trust us.

Canned food sees strong growth in Vietnam market.

Canned food sees strong growth in Vietnam market.


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Entry 11: You Gotta Prioritize

by Van Jackson @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: This is the eleventh installment in Van Jackson’s daily writing journal, “Nuke Your Darlings,” which tracks his six-month battle to write a new book on North Korea. Will he meet his deadline?   Knocked out a solid 500 words today. I expected I’d do more, but pretty good for only spending about an […]

How to cook a Vietnamese Sate Sauce

by fred wilson @ Food in Vietnam – Back of the Bike Tours

In this cooking video you will learn how to cook a Vietnamese sate sauce (Sa Tế). Check out the video and the list of ingredients right below! 🙂   List of ingredients needed to cook a Vietnamese Sate sauce 4 stalks lemongrass 3 asian shallots...

Canned food sees strong growth in Vietnam market - Tuoi Tre News

Canned food sees strong growth in Vietnam market - Tuoi Tre News


Tuoi Tre News

The total consumption of canned food in Vietnam has risen steadily, with an increase of around 500 tons per year

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide


Travel + Leisure

“An com chua?”If you’re going to understand Vietnam and the Vietnamese, this three-word phrase is key. A friendly greeting exchanged throughout the day, it poses a seemingly mundane question: “Have...

NOBASHI Vannamei Shrimp

by vietnamfoodstuff @ VietNam Food Stuff

Size:   S   M   L  2L   3L   4L  5L ….

Where to buy imported food in Ho Chi Minh City

Where to buy imported food in Ho Chi Minh City


Saigon Sally: Dispatches from Vietnam

A list of addresses of the main supermarkets in Ho Chi Minh City

Prague off the beaten path: Dlouha street

Prague off the beaten path: Dlouha street

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

We’ve said it once and we will say it again: picking the right place to eat or drink in Prague’s historical centre can be tricky. The thing is, most of the venues in the areas exposed to tourism are not really frequented by the locals and you have to cherry-pick them to find the good, authentic local spots. Prague can get very touristy at times. Just wait until you get here and you'll see what we’re talking about. Luckily, there are a few places in the centre that are exceptions to the rule. One of them is the Dlouha street. Just a few steps of the madness that is the Old Town Square, with the Astronomical Clock that the locals are careful to avoid around the full hour (if you’ve been to Prague, you understand), the Dlouha street is a refuge that offers some great places to eat, meet and great with the locals. If you are in the Old Town area, you can spend nearly the entire day in the Dlouha street and its surroundings eating, drinking and even enjoying some culture and walks. Don’t believe us? Here are some of the options.

How Much Energy Do We Need?

by kris de decker @ LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

Because energy fuels both human development and environmental damage, policies that encourage energy demand reduction can run counter to policies for alleviating poverty, and the other way around. Achieving both objectives can only happen if energy use is spread more equally across societies. However, while it’s widely acknowledged that part of the global population is living in ‘energy poverty’, there’s little attention given to the opposite condition, namely ‘energy excess’ or ‘energy decadence’. Researchers have calculated minimum levels of energy use needed to live a decent life, but what about maximum levels? Image: Azuri Technologies. Energy Use Per Capita Humanity needs to reduce its energy use radically if we are to avoid dangerous climate change, the exhaustion of non-renewable resources,...

Music During the Vietnam War

Music During the Vietnam War

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

The Vietnam conflict has been called “America’s first rock-and-roll war” because of the predominance of rock music that permeated the American experience there. As draft quotas were raised and deferment and exemption loopholes closed, an overwhelming number of military personnel belonged to one generation: the average age of combat soldiers was 19 and, according to […]

Heat Storage Hypocausts: Air Heating in the Middle Ages

by kris de decker @ LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

Hot air vents in the floor of the Maulbronn monastery. Source: "Das Kloster Maulbronn. Geschichte und Baugeschichte.", Ulrick Knapp, 1997 / Via Spiegel 2016. The Romans are credited with the invention of the first smoke-free heating system in Western Europe: the hypocaust. Until recently, historians had assumed that its technology was largely lost after the collapse of the Roman Empire. In fact, however, it lived on in large parts of Europe, and was further developed into the “heat storage hypocaust”, an underground furnace on top of which granite stones would be piled, to then release hot air through vents in the floor. By this means, a room could be kept warm for days with just one firing of the hypocaust's...

Amazon, Carbonara, Pizza: 10 Hot Topics On Food Republic

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

We got down to the nitty gritty this week with the news. Reports of slave labor out of Thailand have sparked further acting to end and prevent it, a huge acquisition in the spirits world made some influences in the stock market and Amazon’s latest venture in expansion has us thinking “where will they end […]

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“Fragging” during the Vietnam War

“Fragging” during the Vietnam War

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

During its long withdrawal from South Vietnam, the U.S. military experienced a serious crisis in morale. Chronic indiscipline, illegal drug use, and racial militancy all contributed to trouble within the ranks. But most chilling of all was the advent of a new phenomenon: large numbers of young enlisted men turning their weapons on their superiors. […]

The best Prague cafes (2017 edition)

The best Prague cafes (2017 edition)

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

The cafes in Prague are great, and the specialty coffee they serve is seriously good. It's easy to forget that or take it for granted. But when we travel, one of the things we miss the most about Prague is coffee. It's really that good. It hasn't always been the case. Five yeas ago Zuzi came back from the specialty coffee workshop and the number of coffee shops we could visit shrunk to about two or three, much to Jan's dismay. Now when a new cafe opens, it is more likely to have good rather than bad coffee. Sure, they rarely bring anything very new or different to the table, but they are usually good. And it's not only about the "centre" anymore. None of the residential districts that surround it are actually lacking in the specialty coffee department.  So what makes the cafes in Prague so special? Passion. Specialty coffee seems to be a viable career in Prague, and the baristas of Prague's best coffee shops seem to genuinely like what they do. Most of the coffee shops are  independently owned and can source their coffee from wherever they wish. Prague's leading specialty coffee roaster has set the prices of coffee fairly low, which means you get great bang for your buck. And at the coffee scene's core lies a community of baristas who know and continue pushing each other. And you generally don't get any attitude or scolding when you want sugar in your coffee.  It's time to reap the benefits. Here's the best cafes in Prague, according to us.

Prague food scene in 2017 - a year in review

Prague food scene in 2017 - a year in review

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Oh, what a year 2017 was. What started rather slowly has become, both for us personally and for Prague’s food scene in general, a year of excitement and hope. Here’s the year 2017 in review, as it relates to the Prague food scene. (And yes, we did not know what picture to post as the title photo, so we put a pic from Maso a Kobliha with JJ's first hand modeling assignment.)

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…

Should Use Fabric Conditioner For Newborn Clothes Or Not?

by Rakhoiwholesale @ Rakhoi Wholesale

Fabric conditioner is often known as helping clothes softer and sweet-smelling, however, fabric conditioner is also a chemical, so moms are always worried whether to use fabric conditioner for baby clothes, especially in the rainy season when clothes are susceptible to mold smell. Because sensitive and vulnerable baby’s skin, moms want to use fabric conditioner […]

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The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Food in Vietnam – 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...

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…

The New Pessimism of U.S. Strategy towards China

by Tyler Jost @ War on the Rocks

Last week, the Trump administration published a new National Security Strategy that represents a tectonic shift in U.S. foreign policy toward China. The new strategy not only strikes a markedly more confrontational tone toward China, but shifts the fundamental logic behind why it poses a threat to U.S. interests. Three assumptions implicitly or explicitly undergird […]

Immerse Yourself in the Flavors of ‘The Real Cancun’

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

The Ritz-Carlton’s highly personalized, chef-led market tour and cooking experience celebrates the discovery of local culinary delights.

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An Epic Education’s Year in Family Travel 2017: Family Travel Roundup 2017

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Kayaking in Borneo. Lava tubes in the Canary Islands. Horseback riding in Mexico and scuba diving in Indonesia. It’s been a full year for Team Epic Education (aka the Yoshikawa-Jenkins family). Here are a few highlights from our year in family travel 2017. An Epic Education’s Year in Travel 2017 Spain, Indonesia, Mexico, Malaysia, and […]

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Clausewitz as The Last Jedi? Culminating Points of Victory, Civil-Military Relations, and Strategy in Star Wars

by Theo Milonopoulos @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: Spoilers abound in this article. Warned, you have been!   In a scene from the latest Star Wars movie that likely sent a chill down the spine of professors, librarians, and graduate students alike, Luke Skywalker watches horrified as Master Yoda, in Force ghost form, sets ablaze an ancient tree that housed a […]

No More Self-Licking Ice Cream Cones: Marines Need to Train Against Realistic Adversaries

by Ryan Pallas @ War on the Rocks

“Over the last 15 years, we primarily focused on counter-insurgency operations while peer and near-peer competitors watched us, learned, and improved significantly. The gap between us has narrowed — and in some cases, completely closed. From now on, we will have to fight not only in the domains of land, sea, and air, but also […]

The United States and Korea: Rediscovering Artifacts of the Naval Past

by BJ Armstrong @ War on the Rocks

The second week of December is always a big deal at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland: Army Week. While the Midshipmen finish out their fall term classes they also prepare for the annual football extravaganza against the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Last month, Army Week brought a different level of excitement […]

How Samsung business significantly influences Vietnam economy

by Vojislav Milenkovic @ BDG Asia

Samsung’s latest battery-burning scandal is indeed a nightmare for this global smartphone giant. The death of Samsung Note 7 plagues a string of direct losses in terms of profit, market share and brand reputation. More troublesome, with Vietnam being one of Samsung’s key smartphone production hubs, the recent event will certainly have a negative impact […]

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Jan's Five Favourites in Prague

Jan's Five Favourites in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

If you follow us on social media, you may have notice a big change in the Taste of Prague world: we have grown. And it’s time to introduce ourselves, which is exactly what we’ll do in a series of our “Prague Five Faves”, where the people of Taste of Prague spill the beans on what they like.  We’re kicking off with Jan. He likes to call himself Taste of Prague’s “Supreme Leader”. Until Zuzi enters the room. Anyway, nerdy and mostly lovable - and “too nice” according to Karolina (Zuzi shakes her head in disapproval), Jan is a people person. Zuzi sometimes complains that when she walks off to the restroom and comes back, she can hear Jan’s voice, as he’s chatting to the other people in the restaurant. And it’s totally true. He just can’t help it. Jan has a discerning palate and appreciates great food, yet shows no detectable ownership of will-power whatsoever when it comes to various types of junk foods. Nutella, French fries, burgers and pizza, you name it, he’ll eat it. the faster the better. Apart from food, he is a linguist and translator (“That’s Doctor Jan to you!” he exclaims whenever he’s fighting with Zuzi over anything and loses) and his biggest life achievements are the facts that he was an extra in Barbara Streisand’s Yentl (true story) and went to high school with Beyonce (true story too).

10 Vietnamese Dishes Other Than Pho That You Absolutely Must Eat When In Ho Chi Minh City

10 Vietnamese Dishes Other Than Pho That You Absolutely Must Eat When In Ho Chi Minh City


SETHLUI.com

Vietnam is an Asian paradise for delicious food that is astoundingly cheap. Also, as compared to food in the neighbouring countries, Vietnamese food is a lot healthier (think soups, salads, wraps, etc). I actually lost two

Is that a dead cat? Supermarket surprises in Vietnam

Is that a dead cat? Supermarket surprises in Vietnam


Telegraph.co.uk

Food shopping in Ho Chi Minh City ranges from hair-raising to mystifying according to this long-term expat who's still trying to navigate her way around the chiller cabinets

7 Iconic Foods That Will Make You Want to Be a New Yorker

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

You haven’t fully explored New York City until you’ve toured its unique multi-cultural cuisine. Every borough offers up its own gastronomic delights. And just when you think you’ve seen and tasted it all, a new food obsession explodes onto the scene. That’s what makes the Big Apple’s cuisine so exciting! But for every hot new trend, […]

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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...

Preble’s Flag: An Emerging Navy Fights Chinese Pirates

by Claude Berube @ War on the Rocks

In December 2017, staff from the U.S. Naval Academy Museum unexpectedly rediscovered a number of flags from the 19th century, including flags from the Spanish-American War and the Korean Expedition of 1871. They had been thought long-lost, since no one had seen them in more than a century. One of the uncovered flags was captured […]

Vissan Pork Vegetarian Canned 150G

by Rakhoiwholesale @ Vissan – Rakhoi Wholesale

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Entry 20: A Book Jealous for Words

by Van Jackson @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: This is the 20th installment in Van Jackson’s daily writing journal, “Nuke Your Darlings,” which tracks his six-month battle to write a new book on North Korea. Will he meet his deadline?   So technically I gave almost no words to the book today. I say “technically” because I poured myself into writing […]

Exploring Off The Beaten Path Hong Kong: Pai Tau Village

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Po Fook Hill, the 10,000 Buddha Monastery, and the hills around Pai Tau Village Sha Tin is not only great for immature puns (I Sha Tin your shoe), it also has some worthwhile attractions. You can check out the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, or the the oldest walled village Tai Wai, there’s also the [...]

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How to Appreciate Durian Taste in Southeast Asia

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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US investment in Cambodia rose significantly in 2016

by Vojislav Milenkovic @ BDG Asia

US investment in Cambodia has increased by 15 times in the past year, largely due to the construction of a new Coca-Cola plant in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ). According to the Cambodia Development Council (CDC), in 2016, the total US investment in Cambodia soared to $122 million from $7.5 million in 2015. […]

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Canned Food

Canned Food


VietNam Food Stuff

VietNam Food Stuff

This is How You Protect Yourself From Getting Bumped From a Flight

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Tips from top travel advisors to help reduce your chances of being bumped from a flight.

The post This is How You Protect Yourself From Getting Bumped From a Flight appeared first on The Culinary Travel Guide.

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...

12 Years Of Travel: Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall, UK

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Famous for its burgeoning surfing scene, Newquay also has some stunningly beautiful scenic walks along its cliffs too. Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall 21 May 2013, 2 Years Ago This Week: Less than fifty miles from where I grew up, I’d never been to Newquay until this visit to see a friend who I’d first met in […]

Entry 7: Post-Beach Breakthrough in a Time of Nuclear Danger

by Van Jackson @ War on the Rocks

Beach vacation over. At least it’s only ever a short drive away. I went back to my office early this morning and discovered that the entire university was shut down for the Christmas season. I couldn’t even get coffee! So I walked down the world’s steepest hill to write at a coffee shop in downtown […]

Street-food Tour with Mr. Colin

by admin @ Food in Vietnam – Back of the Bike Tours

On the 14 of October, we took our friend Mr. Colin taste some of the finest streetfood in Saigon. Down below is an album of the best shot we took during that tour. Feel free to email us at info@backofthebiketours.com with the name of the pictures along...

11 Stories That Will Inspire Your Next Culinary Trip To LA

by Food Republic @ Food Republic

Los Angeles is hot hot hot, both in temperature, attractiveness and food scene. Add phenomenal hiking, buzzing concert venues, outstanding hotel and accommodation options — we’re looking at you, Airbnb — and recreational pot (there, we said it) and you’re set for the kind of good time that keeps you coming back again and again. […]

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10 Surprising Facts You Need to Know About Food in Vietnam

10 Surprising Facts You Need to Know About Food in Vietnam


Authentic Food Quest

On our food quest to Southeast Asia, we spend one month in Vietnam. Here are 10 surprising facts you need to know about food in Vietnam.

How to Make the Best Chilaquiles in the World

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away. Why not ditch the Old El Paso this year and upgrade your fiesta with these maximum flavor chilaquiles instead.

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Gwangjang Market: South Korea’s Oldest Market is Filled with Incredible Food

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

I’ll admit, I’m a little confused about Korea’s market scene. Gwangjang Market (광장시장) is located in what I believe is the oldest market building in Korea. It opened in 1905, when it was called Dongdaemun Market, which was the name of an older market that was destroyed in the Korean War and rebuilt in 1959. [...]

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5 of the Best Places to Eat Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam

5 of the Best Places to Eat Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam


The Culinary Travel Guide

Hanoi's food scene can be overwhelming with it's mix of smells and tastes, but it's well worth exploring since it's one of the freshest, healthiest and most flavorful cuisines in the world.

Princess Update

by Emma Bolton @ Vietnam Cat Welfare

Princess update. Look how well she is doing! Her grumpy face is one of her most endearing qualities. For a deaf kitty she sure is pretty vocal, letting everyone know when she is happy or angry with other cats being to close. She has turned from a grumpy ‘boy’ into an affectionate, loving girl. She […]

Most Bizarre Canned Foods Around the World

Most Bizarre Canned Foods Around the World


The Daily Meal

Overlooking the trendiness of organic fresh food, it’s actually still perfectly alright to eat canned food too.

A review of our “Foodie” tour by a renown New York Chef

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Here is an excerpt from the food diary of Mario Tolentino, a New York Chef and winner of The Food Network’s “Chopped” in 2010.  Mr. Tolentino, a street food fanatic, decided to take part in our “Foodie” tour on August 6th, 2011.  He was kind enough to send his review of “The Lunch Lady” and…

India and the United States Should Revisit Their Opposition to China-Led Connectivity

by Arif Rafiq @ War on the Rocks

Editor’s Note: This is the fourteenth installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort,” a new series from War on the Rocks and theStimson Center. The series seeks to unpack the dynamics of intensifying competition — military, economic, diplomatic — in Southern Asia, principally between China, India, Pakistan, and the United States. Catch up on the rest of the series. […]

9 Unique Ilocos Food to Delight on in the Philippines

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Our YouTube Page

by Emma Bolton @ Vietnam Cat Welfare

Keep up to date on our rescues and videos on our YouTube Page… Vietnam Cat Welfare  

Racist Sandwich Podcast’s Kickstarter Is The Best One To Support Right Now

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

One of food media and culture’s biggest criticisms to date is the lack of diverse discussion of race, gender and class. That’s why Racist Sandwich is the podcast we all need! But it needs outside support to keep going. The independent podcast, hosted by chef and writer Soleil Ho and journalist Zahir Janmohamed, recently capped […]

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