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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Disadvantages of teaching English online

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

The Ultimate Iceland Winter Road Trip Guide And 1 Week Itinerary

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

Iceland is called the Land of Fire and Ice and now that I’ve visited I understand why. Iceland has around 45 volcanoes and the Vatnajökull Glacier is the largest icecap in Europe. Driving around this beautiful island there is always… Continue Reading

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Former Angry Bird marketing guru wants to build a $15 billion underwater tunnel

by gregory.j.beach@gmail.com (Greg Beach) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Peter Vesterbacka, the former marketing chief for the smash hit mobile game Angry Birds, has embraced a new kind of challenge: the construction of an 80-mile-long tunnel between Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia. This tunnel would facilitate a high-speed rail connection between the capital of Finland, a artificial island in the Baltic Sea that Vesterbacka plans on building, and the capital of Estonia. “Digging is just a few billion [euros],” Vesterbacka told Buzzfeed News

Rip off: Aussie tourist charged $40,000 for meal in Vietnam

Rip off: Aussie tourist charged $40,000 for meal in Vietnam


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An Australian tourist has been overcharged to the tune of $40,000 by a restaurant in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City.

7 Reasons Iceland Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

by Heesun @ Me Want Travel

Iceland is a gorgeous country and has been receiving its fair share of hype due to social media. I went in March 2016 and it was 100% worth it, even though it was cold AF (I’m not going to lie to you). Here are 7 reasons why Iceland should be your next travel destination. 7 Reasons Why Iceland Should Be Your Next Travel Destination 1. Waterfalls – Waterfalls are EVERYWHERE in Iceland. It was pretty standard to see at least one an hour when we were driving. Here are just two examples, the first is Seljalandsfoss and the second is Haifoss (the ending -foss denotes that it is a waterfall). 2. Icelandic horses – As you drive around the Ring Road or throughout Iceland’s beautiful scenery, you will most likely chance upon some Icelandic horses. They’re extremely adorable and remind me of ponies. Sometimes, they’re so still that you feel like you’re looking at a photograph, with only their tails blowing in the wind to hint at their realness. 3. Double rainbows on the regular – With its random rains, seeing double rainbows in Iceland is a pretty regular magical occurrence. And being in Iceland, you have the added benefit of a dope […]

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Cost of Living in Vietnam: How Much Does it Cost to Live in Hanoi?

Cost of Living in Vietnam: How Much Does it Cost to Live in Hanoi?


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Wondering about the cost of living in Vietnam? I share data on my real expenses as well as what common goods cost. I live in Vietnam so I know it's accurate

Laying Low in Koh Tao

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

To be blunt, our trip to Koh Tao was nothing like the scuba-filled tropical adventure we had been building up to for months. Rather than getting cheap scuba training in one of the diving capitals of the world, Stu and I sat in our hotel room and watched Netflix for two days – he with a brutal cold and I with the stomach acid of an overweight, chain-smoking, grapefruit juice chugger paired with the remnants of my bronchitis. Neither of us were physically fit to dive nor did we have the mental drive. To top it off, we realized our visas expired in a couple days

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A rocky ride from Cham Island!

by Georgie @ Teacher's Friend – Vietnam

Hoi An Day 1:   I got a very early morning transfer to Hoi An from Da Nang to do a tour to Cham Island, but we managed to miss the coach. I have still not worked out whether they forgot to pick us up (our friends who were picked up at a different hotel […]

A perfect itinerary for your two-day Mekong Delta tour suggested by a local

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

The Mekong Delta, otherwise known as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, is a colourful display of various shades of green. Here in this water world, boats float in the lazy rivers, buffalos wander in the rice fields and ripe fruits adorn the trees. It is also here that visitors will get a true taste of […]

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Visiting Bournemouth, the UK’s top seaside town

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

January isn’t the best time for a seaside break in the UK, but when The Cumberland Hotel invited us to stay with them in Bournemouth, we couldn’t resist the chance to visit our former home, which has also been voted the top seaside town in the UK. After a low-key New Year’s Eve, it was […]

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Keeping Your Stuff Safe While Traveling

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

While you are traveling, either for business or pleasure, it is always important to keep your luggage and personal belongings safe. Theft is always a risk, but more often, sometimes things just get lost. Listed here are various ways to keep your belongings safe whenever you’re traveling.

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A Little Update…

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

Have no fear, The Shoestring Trekkers are back! It was looking like the page was going to fall into the abyss of the interwebs, but fear not! Honestly, as soon as we got home everything just sort of fell back into place like we never left. I can’t tell you how many blogs I read … Continue reading "A Little Update…"

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Cost of Living in Vietnam - International Living Countries

Cost of Living in Vietnam - International Living Countries


International Living

Vietnam is an inexpensive country to live in. Most items cost less than half of what you would pay in the West, and anywhere from 5% to 25% less than what..

Thailand Vs. Vietnam: Which Is Better for Retirees?

Thailand Vs. Vietnam: Which Is Better for Retirees?


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Learn how Vietnam and Thailand compare in terms of living cost, access to health care and lifestyle to help you decide which is the best retirement destination.

Meeting People From Around The World

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

Glancing at the map below, you can see all of the countries from which I met travelers during the several months I spent in Southeast Asia.   It is easy to see the predictable pattern of wealthy countries being red while poorer countries are not represented. In addition, if I hadn’t physically been in the countries of Southeast Asia, I highly doubt most of the countries would be red on this map either. The countries that by far had the most travelers in Southeast Asia were England and Germany. I would be so bold to say that 30% of all

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5 need-to- know tips to minimise lost luggage risk

by Screndels @ Twourism

When we’re travelling, one of the biggest fears we have is finding out our bags end up in lost luggage. We’ve been lucky in all of our travels. Or have we just been careful? Well here are five top tips on what you can do to try to minimise the risk of your baggage ending […]

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Matador Network: 10 Experiences to Have in Los Angeles

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

I’ve written about Los Angeles a few times for Matador Network lately. I think it’s because since I’ve been back in America, I’m looking to settle down. The last place I settled in America was LA, so it’s difficult not to make comparisons. What would my life be like back there, had I never left? Is […]

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The Best Luxury Hotel On Bali: Jamahal Private Resort & Spa

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

In November Frank and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Jamahal Private Resort and Spa on Bali. We had such an amazing time there that, even though I usually don’t write hotel posts, I made an exception for this… Continue Reading

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Sighisoara, Romania

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Travel costs and prices for Sighisoara, Romania

Friendly South-East Asian destinations for Indian

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

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

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A short guide to Had Rin

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

An exploration of Vietnamese Food from North to the South

by Jimmy @

Vietnamese food is simple, yet exciting and loved by millions around the world – me especially. After the first year of travel primarily through Latin America, I felt that I should spend the majority of the second year in the country of my heritage. What I … Read all about it!

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San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

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Travel costs and prices for San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

Boris Johnson proposes 22-mile bridge to connect UK and France

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Would a 22-mile bridge crossing the English Channel help connect the United Kingdom and France? Foreign secretary Boris Johnson proposed the infrastructure some have called the Boris Bridge, and spoke about the idea of a second link with France's president Emmanuel Macron. Related:

4 awesome rooftop bars in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Motorbike Tours Prices In Vietnam - Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Motorbike Tours Prices In Vietnam - Offroad Vietnam Adventures


Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam motorbike tours prices: self-guided and guided. Food, accommodation, motorbike, fuel, guide & tickets. You pay drinks and insurance.

All legitimate ways to get Vietnam Visa for Czech citizens

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

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

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Norway shoots for 100% electric short-haul flights by 2040

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

More than 50 percent of new car sales in Norway were electric vehicles, according to Electrek. Now the country aims to take the electric revolution to the skies. Norwegian airports public operator Avinor wants all their short-haul flights to be electric in just over 20 years. CEO Dag Falk-Petersen told Agence France Presse (AFP) they're hoping "to be the first in the world" to switch over to all-electric air transportation.

11 ways to cure flight delay boredom in the airport

by Screndels @ Twourism

NEWSFLASH: Being stuck in an airport is boring. The customer experience in an airport is typically dire, even at the best of times. Airports are simply a way to filter humans onto flights, and make a bit of money along the way with over-priced nonsense. So airports are especially frustrating if you have a flight […]

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Love a Little Extra Paradise: The Outer Islands of the Cook Islands

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

If you are planning a visit to the Cook Islands and you are looking for something off the beaten path, consider one of the outer islands.

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My Incredible Malawi Safari in Liwonde National Park

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

Liwonde National Park was the last stop on my week in Malawi. I’d had a great week featuring elephants, hippos, some amazing food and beautiful Malawi accommodation, but without a doubt, it was my time at the Mvuu Lodge that impressed me the most. I loved it there. We arrived in the vicinity for our second Malawi safari of the week (the first had been in the Nkhotakota Reserve) and […]

My Cheap Eats From New York

by Jimmy @

New York is huge. With the title of  most expensive city to live in the world,it also is America’s most densely populated city. With limited space within resident’s homes for kitchens, you’ll find most people either eating or “taking out” from … Read all about it!

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Budget on Vietnam travel with estimated Vietnam visa cost for Australian

Budget on Vietnam travel with estimated Vietnam visa cost for Australian


Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

What is the estimated Vietnam visa cost in Australia & what is the average price range for hotels, food & transportation for a Vietnam Travel?

Cost of Living in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (Spending Report) | Me Want Travel

Cost of Living in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (Spending Report) | Me Want Travel


Me Want Travel

Here is my spending report that discusses the cost of living in Ho Chi Minh City including food, accoms, transportation, entertainment costs and more.

One Day in Da Nang: The Essential Guide

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

The Doomed Independence Movement of Easter Island

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

Easter Island barely juts out of the ocean over 2,000 miles away from the nearest continent. It’s one of the most remote places on Earth – Antarctica is far more accessible, almost as if the land called Rapa Nui by the locals wasn’t meant to have locals in the first place. Man didn’t make it to […]

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Go Overseas: How to choose your travel insurance

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

I’m gonna be honest, I have never once used travel insurance. I like to live my life with the confidence that any debilitating issue that crops up because of my poor lifestyle will be medically fixable by the time I’m 50. But this is because I live on a freelance writer’s budget. I’m a cheap bastard. […]

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Lessons learned from living abroad

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

I have lived abroad for 13 years. I was very young when I left Poland and when you’re young you want to try something new. I wanted to try living abroad. I was planning to stay in England for a year, but I stayed for 10. Time goes quickly when you live in a big […]

18 Luxury Hostels to checkout in 2018

by BudgetTraveller @

Another year is over. Where did the time go? While its a great time time to reflect and look back at the year that...

This jewelry is made with upcycled gold from Dell computers

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Did you know there's gold and silver inside your computer? But those precious metals end up in landfills when people don't recycle their laptops and other electronics - according to Dell, American consumers trash $60 million in silver and gold every year by not recycling smartphones. The technology company teamed up with actress and designer Nikki Reed to turn that e-waste into something stunning: jewelry. Related: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuGiE5oNOlA

A Brief Stop in Philadelphia – For a Philly Cheesesteak

by Jimmy @

Philadelphia was a place that was bookmarked as part of my roadtrip. Most visitors come to run up the steps made famous in the movie, Rocky as well as see the famous statue. Personally, I came for the Philly cheese steak. As … Read all about it!

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Booking the Trip of a Lifetime – Part One

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

How do you top a life altering trip? Easy, you plan another one! I wrote in my last post Breada and I decided not to teach in Vietnam like we originally planned, but we still had our ticket booked to go back. I’m not in the business of wasting anything, let alone two business class … Continue reading "Booking the Trip of a Lifetime – Part One"

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Sailing The Whitsunday Islands With Cruise Whitsundays: A Day On The Camira

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

Just like diving the Great Barrier Reef, sailing the Whitsundays had been a bucket list item for years. So when we finally made it to Australia, there was no question about it, we would explore the fabled Whitsunday Islands… About… Continue Reading

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5 Greek Temples You Can’t Miss

by Heesun @ Me Want Travel

Temple Hopping in Greece Aside from its undeniable rich history and fascinating culture, Greece is internationally known for its trademark architecture. Among their many world-renowned landmarks, the Hellenic Republic’s beautiful temples still stand as not only one of the country’s main tourist attractions, but also as a reminder that Greece is one of the oldest and most durable civilizations that has ever existed. In this article we will take a look at five of the most recognizable Greek temples that you should visit if you happen to travel to Greece Temple of Olympian Zeus Ancient History highlights that the Temple of Zeus is one of the largest temples ever built in ancient history thanks to its ambitious layout and distinctively tall columns. Such was the ambition of the temple that it took 700 hundred years to be completed. During its heyday, the temple featured numerous gigantic statues of Zeus made out of gold and chryselephantine. As Athens is likely to be the first stop for any visitor to Greece, the Temple of Olympian Zeus is the best place to start your temple hopping. You can see more on what to do in Athens here. Temple of Athena If there’s one […]

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Do New Point-of-Sale Technologies Make Workers Hate Me?

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

For the past several years, the use of new point-of-sales (POS) technologies, like Square, that use a touchscreen have become popular among businesses. These systems are sleek, easy to use, and have decreased the length of in-store credit card transactions. For me, they have also done one more thing – raise my self-consciousness about not tipping. One reason shop owners love these systems, I assume, is that they increase tips. After the cashier swipes your card, they flip the screen around to face you and you see a screen that looks like this: Before these systems, a customer would have

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The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Izmir, Turkey

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Travel costs and prices for Izmir, Turkey

Outstanding eco-friendly resort in China is made with recycled and locally-sourced materials

by lidijada@gmail.com (Lidija Grozdanic) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The four pavilions of the Naked Gallery resort in China were built using a combination of locally available natural and recycled waste materials. Xiaohui Designer Studio designed the complex as an eco-friendly space that “includes 75% of sustainable and renewable materials, 75% of recyclable materials and 75% of work by local craftsmen.” The designers utilized locally available stones, the soil excavated from the other sites in the resort, and moso bamboos abundant at the foot of Mount Mogan...

The cost of traveling for two years.

by Jimmy @

“How much does it cost to travel for two years?” “How can you afford to go away for so long?” “Did you win the lottery or something?” These were the most commonly asked questions while I was travelling. My simple … Read all about it!

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Flying Over The Treetops With The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

I remember when I was a little girl, a little girl very fond of climbing trees. There was a big tree in my parents back yard and my father had made a rope in the tree so we could climb… Continue Reading

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District Eight’s Marcus Loke’s Life In Furniture Production

by Vietcetera @ Vietcetera

[Article] Read the full story about Marcus Loke here

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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, […]

Money Matters: How much does it cost to travel Vietnam? - Bunch of Backpackers

Money Matters: How much does it cost to travel Vietnam? - Bunch of Backpackers


Bunch of Backpackers

What are the costs to travel Vietnam? Inc. average costs per day, price examples and budget Vietnam tips from a fellow backpacker.

The best western food in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Water-based AC cools the air without using harmful chemicals

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Our air conditioners still draw on principles 100 years old, and suck up power in the process. Researchers from the National University of Singapore are working on a new alternative: water-based air conditioners. Their system doesn't need energy-intensive compressors or harmful chemical refrigerants - and can cool air all the way down to 18 degrees Celsius, or 64.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Related: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdutQc9Om1Y Via National University of Singapore and Futurity Images...

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Second wife and men’s dowry: Relationships in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Every time I research things related to Thai love, I get a little confused. As everything here, also relationships in Thailand are complicated and full of contradictions. Sometimes I think that even Thais can’t figure it out. On one hand the society is very conservative and talking about sex is wrong, on the other, there […]

Festive Fun at the Prague Xmas Markets

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

It’s nearly Christmas! Well, it certainly feels like it here in Prague. The streets are strung with fairy lights and the squares full of huge sparkly Christmas trees and stalls selling gifts and mulled wine. This is all set against a backdrop of Prague’s Gothic spires and domed cathedrals, cobbled streets and stone bridges. Oh, […]

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Dress Shopping In Hoi An

by Georgie @ Teacher's Friend – Vietnam

Hoi An Day 2   I met a nice elderly couple from England at breakfast time and invited them for dinner that evening. This isn’t something that I would normally do, but after being invited out by the Vietnamese family, I decided it was a nice gesture.   I was bamboozled into the first tailor […]

Best Carry-On Suitcases that Meet RyanAir Requirements

by Sharon @ Me Want Travel

Many people have caught onto the minimalist travel movement. Meaning, more and more people travel with nothing more than a small cabin carry-on. To some, this may seem crazy, but to others it is perfect to pack only the essentials and save money by not checking in baggage! But whether you are traveling with extra baggage or not, a solid carry-on suitcase is still a must! Packing for a trip can be quite an exhausting procedure, especially when you don’t have the right type of luggage. Finding the perfect carry-on suitcase can also be quite daunting, especially for those not into shopping or with a budget. Luckily, we have searched high and low to prepare a ready-at-hand list of our top picks for carry-on suitcases. To make this list optimal for affordable, minimalist travel, we’ve made sure each suitcase is small and light enough for RyanAir requirements. RyanAir is a budget airlines that has strict guidelines on how big and heavy your carry-on suitcase can be before you have to pay more for check-in. RyanAir cabin luggage requirements: a max of 55x40x20cm with a 10kg max weight. (In inches that means: 21.65 inches x 15.748 inches x 7.87 inches and 22.0462 […]

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Ladies Who Rock: Katie Jones, Copywriter and Digital Nomad

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Scientists puzzle over subterranean heat melting Greenland's glaciers

by gregory.j.beach@gmail.com (Greg Beach) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Researchers have acquired evidence that reveals how heat emanating from deep below the Earth's surface is contributing to the meltdown of Greenland's glaciers. Scientists had suspected that a subterranean heat source was a factor in the melting glaciers, but were previously unable to determine the precise mechanism by which this occurred. Data gathered from Greenland's Young Sound fjord region, a geologically active area featuring many hot springs in which temperatures can reach 140 degrees Fahrenheit,...

You've got to see this freestanding office stuffed inside the shell of a historic chapel

by lidijada@gmail.com (Lidija Grozdanic) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Exposed brick, chipped plaster, faded frescoes and domed ceiling create an unusual work setting in this historic chapel transformed into a modern office space. Belgian architecture studio Klaarchitectuur helmed the conversion project which aimed to create a delicate balance between the building’s past and its present function. The design team, led by architect Gregory Nijs, left the building’s shell intact– in accordance with its status on the historical registry– and created a new freestanding...

Mandalay, Myanmar

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Travel costs and prices for Mandalay, Myanmar

Researchers decipher one of the last unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Since the first Dead Sea Scrolls were found in a Qumran cave in 1947, most have been restored and published. But the University of Haifa said two researchers from their Department of Bible Studies deciphered one of the last remaining unpublished scrolls - and they uncovered some surprises. They took a year to reassemble 60 small pieces that were written in code. Related:

Budget Tips: Unexpected Travel Costs While Backpacking

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

While most budget travelers are already conscious of great deals and do not make frivolous decisions, sometimes that isn’t enough to keep expenses down. Sometimes there are unexpected costs that occur while backpacking that are difficult, if not impossible, to anticipate. Types of Unexpected Travel Expenses From healthcare to flights, there are many costs that can explode when things don’t go your way on a trip. Instead of covering a vast list of hypothetical expenses that could arise on any trip, I am going to run through my personal list of unexpected costs that popped up throughout my trip in Southeast Asia. All

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How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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10 Things to Do in Panama

by Jessica Ramesch @ International Living

Here’s our round-up of 10 things to do in Panama…with a few insider tips you’ll be glad to have under your belt (or fanny pack, as it were). Though we’re counting down from 10 to number 1...

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Repurposed cargotecture dwellings keep naturally cool in Costa Rica

by landscapevoice@gmail.com (Lucy Wang) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

An environmentally conscious family tapped DAO and Re Arquitectura to design a home expansion project with low landscape impact. In response, the architecture firms created Franceschi Container Houses, a series of cargotecture apartments to independently house the family’s three sons. Located in Santa Ana west of Costa Rica’s capital, the repurposed shipping container dwellings make use of passive climate control, solar water heaters, and recycled materials to minimize waste and energy demands. Set...

12 Years Of Travel: Perhentian Kecil Beach, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Malaysia’s Perhentian Islands are a backpacker haven with great beaches and cheap scuba diving Perhentian Kecil Beach, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia 28 June 2006, 9 Years Ago This Week: I’d been commissioned to write a story about diving in the Perhentian Islands by Asian Diver magazine – while it’s a bit of a trek to get […]

Room007 Chueca Madrid Hostel Review

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Lively. Vibrant. Colourful. Room007 Chueca is one of the best hostels in Madrid. The hostel is very much a reflection of its neighbourhood. The...

6 Adventurous things to do in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai, the second largest city in Northern Thailand, is truly rich in culture, nature and food. Attested by more than 300 Buddhist temples, numerous historical sites, 4 colourful festivals and uncountable markets, Chiang Mai cannot be missing on your Thailand itinerary. It’s also a playground for adventurers, thrill-seekers, and adrenaline junkies. Chiang Mai will […]

Monthly Update: Saigon – January 2016

by Jimmy @

Holy shit! Where did 2015 go? It feels like the past five months have been quite the whirlwind. You may notice that I’ve been super lazy in making any attempt at making updates here as well as my other blog. I’ve spent the … Read all about it!

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Vietnam Travel Costs & Prices - Halong Bay, the Mekong Delta & Floating Markets | BudgetYourTrip.com

Vietnam Travel Costs & Prices - Halong Bay, the Mekong Delta & Floating Markets | BudgetYourTrip.com


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Vietnam is a country rich in culture and history. It's an ever changing country that is forever working to increase its tourism base.

Why Backpacking in Cuba is Different than Anywhere Else

by Bailey Busslinger @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Only a couple of weeks ago I returned from a backpacking trip that was like no other I have ever been on, exploring the Caribbean island of Cuba! Arriving in Cuba was like taking a time machine back to the 1950’s, which is probably why travelling there was such a different experience - and such an unforgettable one.

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What is so great about Vietnam?

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

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

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One Day in Kuala Lumpur

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

In this Kuala Lumpur travel guide, we share our favourite things to do in Malaysia’s capital city, including the best temples, Chinatown and the best vegetarian restaurants in the city. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city, wasn’t on our original travel itinerary. But we’re so glad we went there! Kuala Lumpur is a city with towering skyscrapers, […]

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These Adidas sneakers double as subway passes in Berlin

by jasmin.chua@gmail.com (Jasmin Malik Chua) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

No ticket? No problem. If you're wearing one of just 500 pairs of these Adidas sneakers, you can hitch a free ride on Berlin's subway for most of 2018. Photos by Overkill

Convenience costs Vietnam’s out-of-home food service industry

Convenience costs Vietnam’s out-of-home food service industry


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Ho Chi Minh City-based market research firm Decision Lab has confirmed the continued rise of the convenience store at a breakfast seminar co-hosted by the European Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City.

Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Cost Of Living In Vietnam: How Much Does It Cost To Live In Ho Chi Minh City? - Vietcetera

Cost Of Living In Vietnam: How Much Does It Cost To Live In Ho Chi Minh City? - Vietcetera


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Many of my friends back in America have asked: how does it cost to live in Ho Chi Minh City?

Get To Know The Real Bali: Live Like A Local In Sebatu Village

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

An Indonesian man with a wide smile walks toward us and asks: “Are you Lotte?”. “Yes I am”, I say: “And this is my husband Frank”. “My name is Wayan”, he replies: “I will be your host for the next… Continue Reading

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NYC could become the first US city to charge for driving in congested areas

by krissyh@gmail.com (Kristine Lofgren) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

If you want to drive into the busiest part of Manhattan, be prepared to pay.

Bagan, Myanmar

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Travel costs and prices for Bagan, Myanmar

37 Places to Eat in Tokyo

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

I asked for your food recommendations for Tokyo, and you did not disappoint. In November, me and some friends spent a week eating our way around the city. It's hard to have a bad meal in Tokyo, and while I didn't get to eat everywhere, these are some of the best places!

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Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe

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Travel costs and prices for Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe

New York in Winter is a magical place, according to New Yorkers

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

Now that I live in New York, and the holiday season has well and truly begun (I mean, not by my standards, but there are already decorations and skating rinks going up on every block, like what?), I thought it’d be appropriate to repost an older article. This was originally from November 2nd, 2013 on Matador Network. New […]

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SEE TEFL Course Interview with Mandy from Mexico

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Gallery: Some of Our Favourite Nepal Pictures

by Screndels @ Twourism

Oh, Nepal. What a wonderful place. With Jo a seasoned Nepal veteran, it only left me (Ash) to discover this backpacking paradise, full of nature, stunning views, perhaps the friendliest people you’ll meet on your travels, great food, and much more. We’ll be blogging about our three-week trip in the near future with guides on […]

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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 […]

This $1.4 million Somerset cottage could be yours for just $14

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Vietnam Backpacker Daily Budget Breakdown

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

How much will one month of backpacking in Vietnam cost? What will the cost be per week? What should my budget look like for hostels? What will just food and water cost me? All of these are questions a thoughtful backpacker might have while planning for a trip to Vietnam. During my six weeks of travel in Vietnam, I attempted to capture every single purchase I made and log it in a spreadsheet. This detailed breakdown of expenses left me with key numbers like the average daily budget, budget per city, and average expenses in specific categories. Check out the

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Booking the Trip of a Lifetime – Part Two

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

If you read my first post, you’ll know we have quite the trip ahead. It took a lot of saving, planning, and research, but in the end it was worth the time and effort.  So how did we do it? I wish I could say I have some sort of secret way of getting free … Continue reading "Booking the Trip of a Lifetime – Part Two"

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Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

This Christmas, we took a 2-day road trip from Chiang Mai to Pai. Because we work full-time, we use our Christmas holiday to make sure we go on an adventure! I know that doesn’t sound much like what you do at Christmas back home, but to be honest we’re both quite rubbish at sitting down, […]

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Monthly recap: March travels

by Jo @ Twourism

In March we ticked off our third new destination of the year, Kraków, tickling a desire to explore more of Poland and central Europe. Here’s a recap of our month! Wondering what we got up to last month? Check out our February recap. Every generation has made its mark on the Wawel Hill cathedral. 🏰🏰😍😍 […]

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12 reasons to visit Vietnam at least once in a lifetime

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

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

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A Little Reckoning… On Transformative Travel Experiences and 9 Years of Travel

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

To call it sadness gives it too much weight. But happiness is too vibrant and concrete. I don’t feel identifiably happy as I enter my tenth year on the road. At least not toward travel, particularly. It’s more like a heavy uncertainty. My life is pregnant with pause. I am waiting to hear from the […]

This travel story (A Little Reckoning… On Transformative Travel Experiences and 9 Years of Travel ) first appeared on the A Little Adrift travel blog, thank you for following the journey. :)

This gorgeous modern treehouse hides a surprising interior

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Vietnam Travel Guide

Vietnam Travel Guide


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A comprehensive budget travel guide to Vietnam with tips and advice on things to do, see, ways to save money, and cost information.

Bucket List Item: Diving At The Great Barrier Reef In Australia

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

Since getting our PADI in 2015 Frank and I have been diving whenever we get the chance. The underwater world is incredible and I love floating through the water without any distractions or sounds. One of the dive spots that’s… Continue Reading

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How To Eat Like A Local In Vietnam

How To Eat Like A Local In Vietnam


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The freshest fare, from Hanoi to Hoi An.

Vegetarian Food In Vietnam: The Ultimate Guide

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

Despite misconceptions, Vietnam is a country with exemplary vegetarian cuisine. There’s a long history of vegetarian food in Vietnam with its roots firmly planted in Buddhist ideologies. The key to understanding the Vietnamese vegetarian food scene is knowing what to look for and where to go in order to find it. Although plenty of standard […]

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Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Backpacking in Zimbabwe: Route, costs and general tips!

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

When preparing for BoB’s Epic Adventure, Zimbabwe was probably one of the countries that intrigued me most. Its neighbours, Zambia and Botswana, always sounded ‘friendly, happy and green’, but this was not the case with Zimbabwe… Somehow, to me, Zimbabwe sounded adventurous, rough and even a bit dark. However, even before getting to Zimbabwe, my views […]

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Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi has complex layers of culture to distinguish itself from others big cities in Vietnam. The border between the ancient Hanoi and the Hanoi of modernity and luxury one is not chaotic but unusually remarkable: With a walk down the same street, one can admire an antique Buddhist temple and soon after, the French architecture […]

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Monthly recap: April travels

by Jo @ Twourism

In April we’ve been busy planning our upcoming trips and doing work – y’know that activity that funds our travels? (And, in all honesty, is an interesting and challenging way to spend most of our days.) We’ve booked three short trips for May and a long one for June so some home time has been […]

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The Realistic Guide to Solo Travel

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

Y’know all these guides to solo travel, where the writer bangs on about how it’s going to be the ‘best time of your life’, you’ll meet ‘lifelong friends’ who’ll help you ‘find yourself’ and you’ll ‘be bitten by the travel bug foreverrrrr’ etc etc? Well, I’d say 99% of them are at least 88% exaggeration. Rose. Tinted. The Realistic Guide to Solo Travel Obviously, I’ve made a career out of […]

Vietnam Upcoming Motorbike Tour Late Availability – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

LATE AVAILABILITY OF VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS WELCOME to the tour updates page of OFFROAD VIETNAM Motorbike Tour Operator! This is a quite extensive website that covers adventure tours in Vietnam. However, most are motorcycle tours. You will find everything you need to know about guided or unguided trips. In addition, we have information about preparing your trips, Vietnam country, and people etc. This specific page offers motorbike tour late availability from Hanoi, Vietnam. Offroad Vietnam provides private and customized motorbike tours in Vietnam. In other words, we don’t run set-scheduled trips. Many of our customers book strictly private (closed door) tours while some of them want to have more riders tagged along to have more fun and save some money. You can either start a ride and we post an update to get more people for you or join one of the existing trips. In fact, an open door trip usually has the rider(s) with different riding experiences. Therefore, if you care about strangers in the group, you’d better book a strictly private tour. Finally, we give no guarantee about getting more riders but will try our best. Please follow this link to find out late availability you could join. Contact us at offroadvietnam@gmail.com for more details.

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Must-known information about Vietnam Visa for Spanish passport holders

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

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

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How to find an apartment in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Adventuring Naya becomes first wolf sighted in Belgium in a century

by gregory.j.beach@gmail.com (Greg Beach) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Naya, a female wolf originally from East Germany, has traveled across Europe to arrive in Belgium as the first wolf sighted in the country in at least a century. Farmers in Belgium's Dutch-speaking Flanders region have been notified of Naya's presence after she killed two sheep and injured one in the town of Meerhout. While it is unlikely that farmers are thrilled by Naya's adventurous spirit, her arrival in Belgium is nonetheless an inspiring event for a continent that long ago hunted most of its...

Ostello Bello Grande Milan Hostel-reviewed

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‘We welcome guests to our hostel as if they visiting our home.’ This is the key philosophy that defines the experience of staying at...

This mesmerizing lamp reacts to earthquakes across the globe in real time

by lidijada@gmail.com (Lidija Grozdanic) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This minimalist lamp responds in real time to earthquakes around the world. French artist Fabien Bouchard, who works under the name ParseError, linked the lamp to the data from IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) to which it reacts by emitting light pulses and rumble-like sounds. The clean, simple design makes the Earthquake Lamp a beautiful object for any home, but its purpose makes it more than a beautiful light source. The artist, who lived through the great 2011...

Snap shots of Sri Lanka

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

Stumbled upon some photos of my 2015 Sri Lanka trip! Our Sri Lanka trip was a crazy, beautiful roller-coaster ride full of highs and fortunately no single low. We were surprised by the diversity of Sri Lanka. In our mere 12 days we saw pristine temples, hiked through seemingly endless tea fields in misty mountains, boarded […]

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Jakarta, Indonesia

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Travel costs and prices for Jakarta, Indonesia

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Christmas Tours in England and Scotland

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

From the glistening, frosted landscapes to bustling Christmas markets on cobbled squares and carols carrying on the breeze, the UK is the ideal place to celebrate this very special time of year. Every destination is dressed with its finest decorations. During your Christmas Holidays in the UK you will make memories for a lifetime and you will bring back home the best traditional Christmas presents. Travelers looking for a different Christmas experience are in for a delicious and visually enchanting treat when visiting the UK from late November until Christmas each year. With so much charm, fantasy, and tradition, a trip to the UK during the Christmas season is bound to inspire awe in any traveler, and luckily there are several tour options available to allow you to make the most of these Christmas-wonder-lands.

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Vancouver: A 2 Day Itinerary And Sightseeing Guide

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

Vancouver was our first stop in Canada and I’ll be honest: it wasn’t love at first sight. When we arrived it was cold and rain was pouring down from a dark-grey sky. We couldn’t even see the mountains north of… Continue Reading

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Motorbiking around Vietnam

by Georgie @ Teacher's Friend – Vietnam

Vietnam by Motorbike  – The Essential Guide   When you find people who are in love with Vietnam, nine times out of ten they found that love while riding on a motorbike. Whether that was in the labyrinth of alleyways that make up Hanoi, next to the remote beaches of Phu Quoc, or between the […]

How to become an online English teacher?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Stay in a cozy geodesic dome at this amazing Patagonia retreat

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Liberty Central Hotel, Nha Trang

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Scientists just created a new type of battery inspired by electric eels

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Electric eels inspired an international team of researchers to develop soft power cells that could run devices in a person's body like pacemakers, health monitors, or augmented-reality contact lenses. Their power source - which Smithsonian.com described as a foldable battery - can generate around 110 volts. Although that's far less than an eel could produce, the researchers say their work is a key first step in further understanding of soft power sources. Related: This robotic "eel" hunts...

Vietnam Cost of Living (How Much to Live in Vietnam in 2017)

Vietnam Cost of Living (How Much to Live in Vietnam in 2017)


A Little Adrift

This full breakdown covers the cost of living in Vietnam as an expat and digital nomad Includes food, rent, internet, & why expats love Southeast Asia.

The Ultimate Drumheller Sightseeing Guide: Things To See And Do

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

Have you heard of Drumheller? To be honest, I had not before visiting this spectacular area in Alberta. The Canadian Rockies tend to get all the attention (granted, they are magnificient), but I really like Drumheller as well. We had never… Continue Reading

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Top Places to Visit in Mexico City

by Heesun @ Me Want Travel

Mexico City is a beautiful place and is having a bit of a moment with all the travel blogger hype. If you’re a fan of architecture and/or design, you will love Mexico City with its brightly colored homes, courtyards, and greenery. If you don’t, you can directly complain to me or blame it on me. Oh yea, you can also check out the pyramids at Teotihuacan, which were created around 100 BC, nbd. And the food…I pretty much lived on a diet of tacos and determined that it was the lifestyle I was meant to live. Also, please buckle in and prepare for a crap ton of solo shots because Mexico City is so damn photogenic. Top Places to Visit in Mexico City 1. La Casa Azul – aka Frida Kahlo’s home. The use of color and print in her home is awesome and so is learning how deeply this woman influenced art and fashion. She even became a symbol of the feminist movement. It was crazy to learn more about her personal life, like how she suffered from polio, then survived a horrible bus accident, married fellow artist Diego Rivera who was 20 years her senior, Diego slept with her […]

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Zagora, Morocco

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Travel costs and prices for Zagora, Morocco

Hostel 1W Rijeka review

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Beautifully designed rooms, wonderful team of friendly staff and a great location right in the heart of the city make Hostel 1W Rijeka the...

Silent & Spectacular Kyrgyzstan: 5 top adventure picks

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

Most people who visit Kyrgyzstan head straight to its most famous sights such as Lake Song-Kul and Lake Issyk-Kul. However, if you go ‘off-the-beaten’ track, you will discover some of Kyrgyzstan’s lesser known sights and find that those are just as spectacular. I ended up spending most of my time in these relatively little visited places and thoroughly enjoyed it. There were […]

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No Indonesia Visa Required For Citizens Of 45 Countries

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

Visiting Slovenia – tiny but lovely Ljubljana and Lake Bled

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

After a fairy tale trip to Neuschwanstein Castle, we set off along Germany’s Romantic Road, driving through tiny Bavarian villages surrounded by forests and peaks. We climbed higher through the Austrian Alps, passing through ski towns where the snow lay like thick icing on rooftops and clung to the branches of pine trees. This winter […]

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Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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How Much Does it Cost to Travel Vietnam? | Eternal Expat

How Much Does it Cost to Travel Vietnam? | Eternal Expat


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A 30-Day Vietnam Travel Budget. From transportation to food, where to stay to how much a beers costs. This post breaks it all down for you.

Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Things you need to do before you move to Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

I know that you’re dreaming of moving to Thailand. No wonder! A lot of people want to live in a country where the sun always shines, people are nice and costs are low. Moving to the Land of Smiles isn’t difficult at all. That is when you prepare accordingly, of course. I lived in Thailand […]

Your Handy Guide to Teaching English in Hanoi

by Georgie @ Teacher's Friend – Vietnam

Hanoi is the Marmite of Asia. That’s a sentence that I never expected to find myself typing. But it’s true; for those of you unfamiliar with the yeast-based British condiment, it’s a product that is either loved or hated by everyone. Hanoi is just as divisive; for some it’s a crowded, crazy, stressful city, and […]

Organic spa was renovated with all-natural materials to capture the essence of the nearby Alps

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Orangutans in Borneo | Our Rainforest Adventure

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

The best place to see orangutans in the wild is Tanjung Puting National Park on the island of Borneo. There are said to be 6000 orangutans in the park. Borneo is shared by three countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. Tanjung Puting is in Indonesian Borneo, which is known as Kalimantan. Wild orangutans are found only on […]

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Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Travel To Dalat: The Ultimate Guide To A Weekend Getaway

by Vietcetera @ Vietcetera

Dalat is one of the most famous destinations in Vietnam—and for good reason. From its gorgeous waterfalls, traditional silk factories, and buzzing night market, to its small batch coffee farms, Dalat makes for an ideal getaway from the major cities. In order to make your great escape a bit easier, Vietcetera popped over to the […]

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Why a self-catering apartment is your best budget bet

by Screndels @ Twourism

Endless ice cream in summer sun; enough drink to drown in; snacks swiftly supplied to suppress even the hint of hunger. The all-inclusive package was a pretty good deal. When I was 12 years old. Then I matured and the glossy package holiday where everything was included didn’t seem quite as valuable through adult eyes. […]

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A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God

A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

A throaty tenor danced across the inky night, joined moments later by a chorus of lighter voices. The empty footpath widened as I approached the Kartlis Deda statue. The disembodied voices echoed across the cool night. Lit in soft green, Mother Georgia towered above me. The nearby voices lifted in perfect harmony, swelling as the ethereal melody penetrated […]

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Teaching English in Vietnam: Salary

by Georgie @ Teacher's Friend – Vietnam

  When teaching English in Vietnam, salary is one of the many major perks.  The salary for teaching English in Vietnam is definitely very persuasive! Team that with low living cost and you can save a very pretty penny or two. But how much you make (and save) varies quite a bit, depending on your experience, […]

What’s the Cost of Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand?

by Charlie and Luke @ Charlie on Travel

One of the pull factors of Thailand is the low cost of living, but how much does it really cost? Living comfortably in Chiang Mai, expect to pay 28,100 Thai baht per month. That’s roughly $873 or £644. That includes the following: Accommodation in a house, plus a guesthouse in Pai — 8000฿ / $248 […]

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Christmas Tours of Italy

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Italy makes a spectacular destination any time of the year, but for an even more magical experience, come during the Christmas season to join festivities celebrating the holiday season which date back for centuries. Lights are in the trees and there are decorations everywhere, just waiting for you in the most beautiful cities of Italy. During your Christmas Holidays in Italy you will make memories for a lifetime and you will bring back home the best traditional Christmas presents.

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The Real Cost of Travel in Vietnam

The Real Cost of Travel in Vietnam


Be My Travel Muse

What can you expect to spend in Vietnam, even during the Tet holiday? What kind of budget is realistic? This post evaluates the cost of traveling in Vietnam

A Little Portrait… Stories of Microfinance from the Women of the Oaxaca Valley, Mexico

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

It’s the scent of warm corn that most reminds me of my time in Oaxaca, Mexico. Corn is intrinsically woven into the fabric of Mexico’s culture and daily life. And in the rural areas of Mexico, this link is even stronger. First cultivated 10,000 years ago, indigenous cultures keep a link to their past as […]

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Chiang Mai, Thailand Cooking Class (Mama Noi Cookery School)

by Sharon @ Me Want Travel

I am currently back in Chiang Mai, Thailand (for about 2-3 months)! I’ve been doing some slow travel lately. My friends from Taiwan visited for a few days, so we decided to take a Chang Mai, Thailand cooking class. They told me they booked with Mama Noi Cookery School, so I booked online as well to join them. Chiang Mai, Thailand Cooking Class (Mama Noi Cookery School) We booked the half day evening course from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM for 800 baht (about $24.58 USD). This included the creation of a soup, a stir fried meal, curry dish, and a thai tea. Market + Exploration We started the day getting picked up at our studio apartment heading to the market. Our host showed us some of the ingredients we were going to be using. It was pretty cool checking out the Thailand local foods. The Thai lemon basil was our favorite! I thought we would get to pick out our ingredients for our meals at the market, but this was not included in the evening class. We then headed to the actual cooking school: And we played with puppies for the first 15 minutes hahaha they were soooo cute: The […]

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Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures – Vietnam Motorcycle Tours

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

VIETNAM MOTORCYCLE TOURS Motorcycle tours are probably the best way to see this fascinating country without a doubt. When you are on two wheels, you see, experience, smell and live a real life. Therefore, more and more people are doing this now. We take every detail seriously, considering like we are in your position. With us, you have a choice from the widest range of motorcycle holidays or vacations in Hanoi. This also means our prices work with a very wide budget range depending on the type of bike and tour you book. Our goal is to offer the best quality of services and show YOU a REAL VIETNAM. Below are three different motorbike tour packages we provide, all run by the professional staff and guides. 1. Fully Guided Motorcycle Adventures This is best for riders who want to experience Vietnam without worrying about things on the road. You ride while we work! [ More details ] 2. Semi-guided Motorbike Tours (Bikes & Guide) If you want more flexibility and freedom then take this. Our guide will take care of routing, timing, bike repairs, and reservation. You just choose and pay what you want to spend. [ More details ] 3. Self-guided Motorbike And Motor-scooter Vacation (Bike Rentals) Manage everything on your own while riding is part of the fun for adventure-born riders. Rent our motorbikes and challenge yourselves. At least you have to be at the intermediate level, not novice riders or beginners. [ More details ] Our Team Offroad Vietnam office is right in the heart of the Old Quarter in Hanoi, the country’s capital city, in North Vietnam. Run and owned by two Vietnamese motorcycle enthusiasts since December 2006, founder Anh Wu has been working in responsible tourism for the past 20 years and co-owner Tony Nguyen who has been leading motorbike tours for over 10 years and knows every corner of Vietnam. Unlike other operators, both of us have an extensive understanding of our Honda bikes and work on the bikes ourselves. Office staff speaks very good English and is quick with email responses. Our services were highly recommended in the Lonely Planet 2009 & 2012 edition as well as many international magazines, newspapers, travel books etc. about motorcycling in Asia. Please click here for more information. Let’s roll, get it wild and ride snaking roads first hand! Last but not least, we support local business and communities through guided and semi-guided motorcycle excursions by bringing groups to local finest restaurants, hotels, and homestays. This contributes directly your Dollars to aid poor families, eating delicacies and hotels to improve the life of local people in remote areas which few tourism activities exist. Come and give a supporting hand together with us. Why Offroad Vietnam? Our services were highly recommended in the Lonely Planet 2009 & 2012 edition as well as many international magazines, newspapers, travel books etc. about motorcycling in Asia. Please click here for more information. Let’s rev up & hit the road, get it wild and ride snaking roads first hand! Offroad Vietnam Motorcycle Tours offers you a tour of a lifetime. No matter what your riding experience is, there’s always a solution to our riding lesson to help you confident with Vietnamese scary traffic. Offroad Vietnam Motorcycle Tours is 100% Vietnamese owned, managed and operated which means all your money stays in Vietnam. Our price options are flexible and work with different budgets, starting from at least 15$US/day. We believe in putting the money back into the Vietnamese community. We are the first and original tour operator in North Vietnam running our own Japanese Honda high capacity bikes. If you want to experience a bike tour that you will never forget then this is the right place for you. How We Ride Vietnam is an exciting, interesting, dynamic and colourful place that has no equal. Steeped in history, it is not only beautiful (with lush tropical forests and beautiful beaches to breathtaking mountain areas abundant in wildlife in the Central and North areas) but rich in ways that must be experienced to be appreciated. For the first time, it is now possible to see this vibrant country on an amazing Motorcycle Group Tour with Road bikes, Dirt bikes, and Scooters. We currently offer several tour packages of up to 6 bikes per guide with our own fleet of 110cc – 250cc from just one day to say, as long as you want to ride. We are more than happy to discuss ‘Custom-Made’ tours for groups of 4 or more. Veterans tours are most welcome.

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Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Rice prices up in domestic, foreign markets

Rice prices up in domestic, foreign markets


vietnamnews.vn

Vietnamese rice prices have recently increased strongly in both domestic and foreign markets due to high demand and limited supply. 

The Backpacker’s Budget Guide to Spain

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

Spain is one of those places that everybody hates for their first three hours. You’re new in town, jetlagged to hell and back, and all you want to do is find someplace to eat. But it’s 4 PM. Every god damn restaurant in the city is closed down for siesta and the guy who’s supposed […]

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Our 2017 travel roundup

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

As the year draws to a close and we prepare to leave for South America in January, it’s time to take a look at our 2017 travel roundup. I feel incredibly blessed to have enjoyed yet another year full of new experiences, adventures and travel. In 2017, we managed to live in Thailand, trek to […]

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On new travel plans and more…

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

My last ‘personal’ blog titled ‘On work and wanderlust has a publishing date of almost two years ago. Therefore, time for a small update on my personal life and also to reveal new exciting travel plans! On a personal note In september, I finally obtained my Ph.D. degree, which I celebrated together with friends, family and […]

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Driving home for Christmas and heading to South America

by Andrew Wyatt @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Big news – we’ve just booked flights to Colombia in January! As I write this we’re on the ferry back to the UK to celebrate the festive season with family before we begin our 2018 adventures. Driving home for Christmas has taken us to the supreme Cologne xmas markets and to Bruges, which may well […]

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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, […]

Female solo backpacking in Iran: Experiences and tips for future travelers

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

‘What were your experiences as a female solo backpacker in Iran?’ This question I got quite a few times after my trip to Iran last summer. If you have been following my travels on Instagram or Facebook, you know I truly had the time of my life. In Iran I felt 100% free, careless and happy. I […]

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My trip to Tibet: 20 photographs from the Roof of the World

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

It was quite a spontaneous idea to visit Tibet. I was traveling in China and Tibet was so close, I just couldn’t resist. So, shortly after arriving in China, I also arranged my trip to Tibet. I’m forever glad I did. No country has ever kept me under its spell as Tibet. The unsurpassed beauty […]

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Budget Food Guide to Vietnam

Budget Food Guide to Vietnam


Bohemian Trails

In Vietnam, a great way to experience local culture is by tasting some of the street food. Vietnamese food can be expensive but it's also budget-friendly.

China built the 'World's biggest air purifier' - and it's actually working

by gregory.j.beach@gmail.com (Greg Beach) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

What has been called the world's largest air purifier by its operators is now up and running in the city of Xian in Shaanxi province, China. The 100-meter (328 feet) tall tower has already improved the local air quality, according to Cao Junji, the scientist in charge of the project, and could prove to be a valuable tool in China's fight against urban air pollution. Greenhouses covering the size of half a soccer field surround the base of the tower, into which polluted air is pulled. The smog...

Circuits En Motos Au Vietnam – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

CIRCUITS MOTOS AU VIETNAM BIENVENUE sur la page d’accueil officielle de OFFROAD VIETNAM! Nous sommes l’organisateur des circuits en motos basés en plein coeur des vieux quartiers de Hanoi, au Nord du Vietnam. Fondé et managé par deux passionnés de moto vietnamiens depuis décembre 2006, le fondateur Anh Wu travaillait dans le tourisme responsable au cours des 20 dernières années et co-propriétaire Tony Nguyen connaît tous les coins du Vietnam grâce à ses expériences de guide des voyages depuis 10 ans. Notre personnel parle couramment anglais et répond rapidement votre demande par email. Nous prenons tous les détails au sérieux et compte tenu que nous sommes dans votre position. 1. Voyage en moto entièrement guide Vous n’avez que à profiter le voyage et laissez nous à nous occuper de tout. [ Plus de détails ] 2. Voyage en moto semi-directifs (moto et un guide) à travers le Vietnam. Vous avez la liberté de définir votre propre rythme. [ Plus de détails ] 3. Voyage auto-guidée en moto Ce sera votre nouvelle aventure loin de la norme, un séjour plutôt que d’un voyage! Si vous aurez envie d’organiser vous même votre voyage, le voyage auto-guidée en moto et/ou en scooter (location de motos) serait votre choix. Offroad Vietnam fournit des informations de base et utiles ainsi que des conseils, nous ne sommes pas simplement louer les motos. [ Plus de détails ] Avec nous, vous avez une large gamme de voyage en motos vacances au Vietnam. Cela signifie également que notre prestation s’accorde à une gamme très large du budget en fonction du type de moto et visite de votre réservation. Notre objectif est d’offrir la meilleure qualité de services et de vous montrer un VRAI VIETNAM. Voici trois différents forfaits sont offrit par Offroad Vietnam, tous gérés par le personnel et les guides très professionnels. Offroad services du Vietnam est fortement recommandé dans le Lonely Planet Vietnam 2009 et 2012 ainsi que de nombreux magazines internationaux, des journaux, des livres de voyage à propos de motocyclisme en Asie. Cliquer ici pour plus d’informations. Nous soutenons les entreprises locales et les communautés à travers des excursions guidées de moto et semi-guidée en amenant les groupes à plus beaux restaurants locaux, hôtels et logement chez l’habitant. Cela contribue directement vos sous à aider les familles pauvres, des restaurant locaux et des hôtels à améliorer la vie des populations locales dans les zones reculées du Vietnam qui existent quelques activités touristiques. Venez donner un coup de main avec nous! VOYAGE EN MOTO ET EN VÉHICULES 4 ROUES L’Asie est l’un des lieux les plus fascinants au monde de voyager en moto et le Vietnam est l’un des quelques pays asiatiques offrant des paysages magnifiques, des sentiers battus aux montagnes sinueuses et des gens sympathiques. Au Vietnam, notre entreprise offre de nombreux types de voyage aventure guidé sur deux roues (motos, cyclomoteurs scooters) véhicules 4×4 et tout ce qui peut sortir de grandes routes vers des sentiers battus. Tous les tours commencent à partir de Hanoi, mais peut finir n’importe où au Vietnam. Nos voyages en moto ne sont pas classés comme des voyages extrême “off-road” et Offroad Vietnam est tout simplement le nom de notre entreprise. Nous roulons sur une variété de routes, à la fois sur les pistes. La plupart de nos tours sont privés et personnalisés, mais certains sont ouverts pour les motards plus de l’accompagner, nous ne organisons pas de voyages préprogrammés. Notre personnel a conçu plus de 150 itinéraires différents, et la carte est utile pour vous au moment de décider où rouler au Vietnam. Les voyages sont conçus par des motards professionnels afin de vous aider à découvrir un autre Vietnam loin du tourisme de masse. Avec nous, vous roulez à certains endroits moins fréquentés, inédits et non encore mentionnées dans les guides. Conquérir les routes sinueuses du haut, virages en épingle et rencontrer de vraies personnes locales qui accueillent les étrangers en tant qu’invités spéciaux qui apportent la bonne chance dans leurs foyers. La moto reste probablement la meilleure mode déplacement vers la liberté que vous pouvez vous arrêter où et quand vous le souhaitez. Sentir les nids de poule sous votre ceinture, rencontrer les enfants, serrer la main et prendre une tasse de thé vert avec la population locale dans les cafés en bordure de route vous donnent un vraie Vietnam. Les routes de montagne venteux, les rizières vertes luxuriantes, la route historique 6 et la route 4, la légendaire piste Ho Chi Minh, Sapa brumeux, Ha Giang nuageux et la baie d’Halong pittoresque sont que quelques endroits incontournable et bien plus encore vous attend découvrir. Surfant sur la campagne vide et routes de montagne est toujours un sentiment différent des routes encombrées dans les grandes villes. La limite de vitesse au Vietnam n’est que 60 kilomètres par heure et on roule plus lentement tout d’abord assurer la sécurité et d’autre part profiter de la vue impeccable. Pour nos guides, chaque voyage est une nouvelle découverte et une chance de se faire des amis et tisser des relations qui à la fin est une valeur ajoutée pour l’ensemble du trajet. Ils sont tous formés à la réparation mécanique, ils parlent vietnamien, anglais et quelques langues dialectales. Loin des grandes villes, les gens agitent la main et disent “bonjour” lorsque vous passez. Ils se réuniront autour de vous quand vous arrêtez pour vous accueillir, toucher votre peau et essayer de comprendre pourquoi vous êtes si poilus ainsi que de regarder les motos car ils ont à peine jamais vu une comme ça avant. Les aventures les plus populaires que nous offrons sont ceux guidées en moto (plus de 500 visites et plus de 2.000 clients). Offroad Vietnam est le premier et original agence de voyage en moto en organisant exclusivement des voyages en motos japonais au Nord Vietnam. Nous sommes une équipe très professionnelle, possédons toutes les motos et les maintenons nous-mêmes. Nous ne louons pas les motos de aucun troisième part. Ceci est très important et […]

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The Philosophical Implications of Being Stepped On by an Elephant

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

  When I was a kid, I was obsessed with elephants. Now, that’s hardly unique. Everybody loves those big noodle-nosed bastards. But when I say that I was obsessed with them, I mean that I was obsessed. The kind of obsessed that gets people put on watch lists nowadays. If elephants were an attractive girl, […]

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From Milan to Vietnam, we asked young people what it costs to live abroad

From Milan to Vietnam, we asked young people what it costs to live abroad


National Post

You can rent an entire three-bedroom apartment in Izmir, Turkey, for $280 a month; and it costs $24 for an unlimited public transport pass in Milan, Italy

Festival Essentials: The A-Z list

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

Next year’s festivals are starting to announce the line ups – exciting times! With Christmas around the corner it’s a great time to start thinking about the essentials for festivals so you can get your order in to Santa / Amazon. Here’s a quick A-Z, courtesy of SMC Coach Hire, so you can start to get excited for all the festival fun to come in 2018. – Post in collaboration […]

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 […]

Cost of Hospitalization for Foodborne Diarrhea: A Case Study from Vietnam

Cost of Hospitalization for Foodborne Diarrhea: A Case Study from Vietnam


PubMed Central (PMC)

Vietnam is undergoing a rapid social and economic developments resulting in speedy urbanization, changes in methods for animal production, food marketing systems, and food consumption habits. These changes will have major impacts on human exposures to ...

Weather and how to explore Hanoi in January

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and is home to around eight million people, which is over 8 percent of Vietnam’s overall population. This area of Asia has a tropical climate with hot, humid weather in Summer but it is completely different in Winter, the temperature sometimes goes down to 8°C. The best weather […]

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Fun Things to Do in Amsterdam at Night

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

So, looking for fun things to do in Amsterdam at night? I’m guessing you’ve experienced all the daytime entertainment of the canals, the shopping, the cycling, eating and drinking? Time to take your trip to Amsterdam to the next level. Fun Things to Do in Amsterdam at Night 1. Go clubbing Obviously. The standard evening activity in any European city right? Amsterdam has some pretty cool clubs to check out […]

Portraits of the Pamirs

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

Venturing into the Pamirs, also called the ‘Roof of the World’, means venturing into a landscape of ancient fortresses, natural springs, glaciers and breathtaking lakes. It’s one of highest mountain ranges in the world, with several 7000+ meter peaks and the home of snow leopards and the Siberian ibex. The best way to explore the […]

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

About Us – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

ABOUT OFFROAD VIETNAM This page provides details you need to know about Offroad Vietnam Adventures. Based on these details you can decide to lead you on Vietnam motorbike adventures. The Owners Offroad Vietnam®, clearly says what it does and has the true ring of adventure. So there’s no mistaking it for any other company, either. The two owners are Anh WU (full name Vu The Anh, speaks English) who has had over 20 years experience working in tourism and Tony NGUYEN who has been leading trips for over 10 years. Our company will remain 100% Vietnamese run and owned. When you travel with Offroad Vietnam®, you’re not just customers but also friends. Unlike overseas-based tourism companies, every Dollar you spend on the trip stays in Vietnam. We don’t have fancy offices or pay high commissions. However, we believe in putting the money back into the Vietnamese community. If you need any reference, comments, and reviews about our motorcycle tours and rentals, please have a look here. Offroad Vietnam® is a registered trade name number 93860 on December 25th, 2006 issued by National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam. The Motorcycles. Do You Want A Reliable Honda? We are the first and the only touring company in Northern Vietnam offering Vietnam motorcycling on real road Honda GL Pro 160cc. Upgrade to Honda XR250 dirt bikes is also available at an additional cost. These bikes are between 1998 and 2005 models. They are of course much more reliable than the Russian or Chinese bikes many companies are still using. You can check why our customers liked them here. They not only offer you power and smooth operation but also guarantee a trouble-free and safe trip with disc brake(s). We own these bikes, maintain them ourselves and don’t use rental bikes from any company. Rental bikes are ridden by riders of all skill levels and are usually older or lower in quality. This is a very big difference that many companies do not mention about the rental bikes they use. The Guides First and foremost, Offroad Vietnam® is backed up by a team of guides who have many years touring on motorcycles, are highly appreciated by our clients. These guys are well recognized by most of travellers on motorcycles to Vietnam. Services We Offer Below is a wide range of adventures, mainly off-road tours in Vietnam: motorcycle tours; 4×4 tours; train tours; trekking; cruising and kayaking. People do have different expectations, therefore some classic tours are available at: transvietnam; classic group tours. Budget travellers who want to travel on their own can also rent motorbikes, motorcycles and 4×4 vehicles from us here. Festivals are a big part of life in Vietnam, we offer you the opportunity to take part in these parties here every year. For the most extreme off-road touring, together we can design an itinerary like no other here. To offer even more flexibility and extension to your tour, we connect tours with Sinhbalo Adventures who offers biking and cycling rides, Motorbike Thailand for enduro touring on modern road bikes, Dancing Roads for motocross adventures and James Barbush in Laos. With this special cooperation, you can book one long tour just through one click and leave the rest to us. Our team has been offering motorbike tours for women since 2007. In fact, these tours are with slower riding and more stops so you can meet and talk with local people. Always keep in mind that all our tours and/or proposals can be customized before and during the journey, taking into account road and weather conditions as well as your riding ability and changes in your expectations. Information The webmasters at Offroad Vietnam work around the clock to upload the latest information about travelling in Vietnam, tours with places still available. We own a really big database of over 150 tours and thousands of photos and video shot on the roads which enable us to design and send you a virtual tour shortly we receive your inquiry. We have been trying to create one of the most interactive websites for touring Vietnam. You can read what experience and/or thoughts the most recent customers said about our tours and/or services. In fact, they are provided “as is” and we don’t alter anything at all. A detailed FAQs page is the first thing you can check before sending an inquiry to save your time and ours. Support Offroad Vietnam provides riding lesson for riders who want to flow with Vietnamese traffic for 30 USD per person. After one to two hours, most of our customers handle the crazy traffic well. The most important things are confidence and the passion to ride! This lesson is only available for guided tour clients. For independent riders, we provide rental services at reasonable prices. We also provide free broadband Internet access and photo burning on CDs or DVDs to our clients. All the photos will be backed up on our hard disk and you can get them back anytime if you lose your camera or your memory card is lost or damaged. If we ever use any of these photos, we will ask for the permission and credit the owner.

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Interview with teachers in Thailand: Bob and Corona from the States

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

It’s been almost 5 years since I did my TEFL course with SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Wow! I can’t really believe it. Time goes fast. I still think that the month I spent training to become a teacher was one of the best times in my life. I really got to learn a […]

The Road Trip Across America – #JimmyEatsAmerica

by Jimmy @

“A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is not what it is built for.” ― Albert Einstein I’ve just reached a three month milestone in Sydney, where I haven’t had to jump on to a long distance plane, … Read all about it!

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Best Airbnbs in Reykjavik for a Winter Break

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

Let me share my Airbnb wishlist for Reykjavik, Iceland. Read my list of the best Airbnbs in Reykjavik, including budget rooms, perfect apartments and luxury rental homes.  Winter season has got me dreaming about white snow and cold countries. I was just sixteen when I went on my first trip to Iceland – it was short […]

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The Perfect 2 Week Bali Itinerary For First Time Visitors

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

While we traveled extensively around Southeast Asia during our 5 month trip in 2015, we had not yet been to Indonesia. And because we longed for a tropical beach after our 5 month road trip adventure in Canada and the… Continue Reading

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The best places to live in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

District Eight’s Marcus Loke’s Life In Furniture Production

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Marcus Loke is the production manager at District Eight. Like many of us, he found his vocation by chance. Disappointed by his high school exams, Marcus set off on his bike to the industrial zone near the edge of his hometown in the north of Malaysia to look for work. That journey led to a […]

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

The Real Cost of Travelling Through Vietnam

The Real Cost of Travelling Through Vietnam


Twourism

Travelling through Vietnam is one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever have. So grab a map, a guide book, and start planning that trip!

Vietnamese Fashion Brands: The Future Of Brick And Mortar Retail

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

With the current Vietnam fashion retail market reported to be worth US $358 million, Vietnam is attracting global industry players drawn by its double-digit growth figures of 22.5%. For the consumer, that means choice across different segments; for the retailer, that means new strategies are required to increase sales both on- and offline. Despite impressive […]

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The Real Budweiser Budvar Brewery Tour

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

I can still remember the first time I ever heard of the Czech Budweiser. It was 2011 and I was in Vienna, drinking at the hostel with my buddy Dominic. I asked the bartender what he had for good beers and he replied “Budweiser”. I gave him some wise crack somewhere along the lines of … Continue reading "The Real Budweiser Budvar Brewery Tour"

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Let’s Send Another Set of Students Abroad (Exciting Updates from FLYTE)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Two years ago I started FLYTE, a charity designed to help students from underserved communities see the world. Since then, we have raised over $100,000 and sent three classes on trips around the world. Here are updates on the organization.

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Yogyakarta Travel Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

In this Yogyakarta travel guide, I share the five best things to do in Yogyakarta, the best vegetarian restaurants in the city and the best hotels in Yogyakarta. This Yogyakarta travel guide focuses on local culture, vegetarian food and green accommodation, to bring you the best green and local travel advice about the city. Yogyakarta – pronounced Jogjakarta – […]

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Back To Black With Phuc Van Dang

by Vietcetera @ Vietcetera

[Article] Read the full story of Phuc Van Dang here

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Jai Thep Festival in Chiang Mai: A day filled with fun, love and music

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Jai Thep Festival is the newest addition to Chiang Mai’s event calendar. A group of like-minded people got together and decided to do something amazing – they created a music festival unlike any other that has taken place in Northern Thailand before. I love everything about music festivals: the happy atmosphere, crazy people dressed up especially for […]

Tokyo capsule hotel gets a Finnish-inspired refresh and sauna

by landscapevoice@gmail.com (Lucy Wang) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Capsule hotels are commonplace in Tokyo, but the recently renovated ºC (Do-C) Ebisu hopes to stand out from the pack with its contemporary Finnish-inspired refresh. Designed by Tokyo-based practice Schemata Architects, the renovated hotel is one of the newest offerings by capsule hotel chain 9h (nine hours). Though guests won’t have much room in their tiny capsule units, they do have access to a roomy Finnish-inspired sauna. 9h hotels typically redesign and build their capsule hotels...

Trump's 30% solar tariffs could kill thousands of jobs and harm industry growth

by krissyh@gmail.com (Kristine Lofgren) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Solar has been booming. In some states, solar threatens to upend fossil fuel profits, giant corporations are investing heavily and even oil giants are getting into solar.

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

5 things to prepare when travelling to Vietnam from Malaysia

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

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

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Street food Tour in Bangkok’s Chinatown with TakeMeTour

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

A Year in Review (And a Needed Break)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

As dawn broke on this year, I was excited for a fresh start. Last year, I dealt with panic attacks and anxiety from taking on too many projects, a breakup that left me heartbroken, and a mini-identity crisis from settling down. But that “greatest worst year of my life” set the stage for a year […]

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Humahuaca, Argentina

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Travel costs and prices for Humahuaca, Argentina

Seven Natural Beauty Brands From Vietnam

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

Vietnam’s cosmetic retail market rakes in US $1.78 billion per year and is expected to hit US $2.35 billion by the end of 2018. That’s one of the fastest compound annual growth rates on the planet. Currently, 90% of Vietnam’s cosmetic market share is dominated by multinationals including companies from South Korea, Europe, Japan, Thailand, […]

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Grand-Bourg, Guadeloupe

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Travel costs and prices for Grand-Bourg, Guadeloupe

How to travel with 2 passports: Hongkong and BNO

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

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

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42 people own the same wealth as the bottom 3.7 billion

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

82 percent of the wealth created in 2017 went to the richest one percent of people in the world, according to Oxfam. The report contains staggering statistics about wealth, revealing, according to the report, "the inequality crisis continues to worsen, as the benefits of economic growth continue to concentrate in fewer hands." They just released their "Reward Work, Not Wealth" report over the weekend as world leaders headed toward the World Economic Forum annual meeting. Related: + Reward...

Transport in Thailand: All you need to know

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

South East Asia is famous for its crowded streets, speeding mopeds, buses and trains that never go on time and ever present chaos in public transport. Thailand is a bit more developed than the other nearby countries, but when it comes to its transportation it’s not that much differnet. It’s easy to get lost here. […]

TOC Hostel : Madrid’s finest design hostel

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Located near Puerta del Sol, this hostel is situated in a beautifully preserved heritage building dating from the 19th century. The mixture of classical...

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Celebrating Tet in Saigon

by Jimmy @

As a child, every year we always celebrated Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) as it was the most important date in the yearly calendar. It was also be a date that I would dread yet enjoy at the same time. The day would start my … Read all about it!

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Expenses for a Motorbike Road Trip in Vietnam

Expenses for a Motorbike Road Trip in Vietnam


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Many readers write me wanting to know how much to budget for a road trip by motorbike through Vietnam. I've put together this list of necessary expenses, and an estimate of total daily cost while on the road in Vietnam... Continue reading →

Giant twisting staircase revealed in Schmidt Hammer Lassen-designed solar-powered office

by landscapevoice@gmail.com (Lucy Wang) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has unveiled designs of a new sustainable office campus in Oslo for the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Norway’s largest geotechnical specialist community. Topped with green roofs and solar panels, the approximately 30,000-square-meter campus comprises two modern structures that will accommodate up to 300 employees. Both buildings will be flooded with natural light, while the larger of the two features a dramatic spiral staircase that winds its way up a...

BIG unveils sweeping overhaul to Smithsonian Campus Master Plan

by landscapevoice@gmail.com (Lucy Wang) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

BIG has unveiled an updated vision for the Smithsonian Campus Master Plan, a major redevelopment project in Washington, D.C. that’s been mired by debate. When the renowned architecture firm unveiled their initial plan in 2014, they drew fire from critics opposing the removal of the iconic Enid A. Haupt Garden, a four-acre garden that sits in front of the Castle. This time around, BIG’s proposal attempts to balance modernization with preservation, including plans to reconstruct the Haupt Garden...

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

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Travel costs and prices for Puerto Madryn, Argentina

The 10 Best Places in the World to Celebrate Halloween

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

You guys, it’s finally Halloween season! This is hands down my favorite holiday. You can celebrate it literally anywhere and anyhow you want. If you want to get together with family and remember those you’ve lost recently, do it. If you want to stay in with a shit-your-pants scary movie, a bottle of wine to […]

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Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius), Caribbean Netherlands

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius), Caribbean Netherlands

Lounge Review: Turkish Airlines International CIP Lounge

by Breada Potts @ The Shoestring Trekkers

The first time I entered an airport lounge was over ten years ago.  I was flying to Peru with my god family and my godfather traveled frequently for work so he had status, thus getting us all access to a lounge in Dallas during our layover.  I can’t remember exactly what the lounge was like, … Continue reading "Lounge Review: Turkish Airlines International CIP Lounge"

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Nissan to start selling rooftop solar panels and batteries

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tesla's model of selling electric cars and solar panels seems to appeal to other automakers too - now Nissan is getting in on the game with Nissan Energy Solar. They recently launched the service to sell rooftop panels along with their xStorageHome battery storage products. Their press release says United Kingdom residents equipped with their products could save as much as 66 percent on their power bills. Related:

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Terre-de-Haut, Guadeloupe

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Terre-de-Haut, Guadeloupe

How Much A Trip to Vietnam Costs | Vietnam Travel Budget 2017

How Much A Trip to Vietnam Costs | Vietnam Travel Budget 2017


Charlie on Travel

How much does it cost to travel Vietnam? Average daily cost per person, total travel expenses, budget accommodation and cheap food in Vietnam.

How to Choose the Best Backpacking Backpack in 2018

by Sharon @ Me Want Travel

Although suitcases have taken over the traveling world for many years, backpacks are increasing in popularity with the rise in world travelers and backpacker culture. It could be argued that backpacks are even more convenient than carrying a suitcase. Perhaps it is the fact that backpacks allow more freedom and ease of travel when getting through airports, going up or down stairs, or crossing busy streets with rocky pavement. Purchasing a new travel backpack should be seen as an investment, as you should be choosing a quality pack that will do its job without too much wear and tear. That doesn’t mean that you need to blow your savings (that could be used for travel) when there are plenty of affordable backpacks out there! Many backpacks are also carry-on friendly to cut down on extra travel costs. But with so many options you may be wondering what some of the main features to look for are. So, to help you out, we have made a list with a few tips and backpack suggestions before you go out and make your purchase! Without further ado, here is our guide on how to choose the best backpacking backpack in 2018. 1. Front […]

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What is the Cost of Living in Vietnam? - 2017

What is the Cost of Living in Vietnam? - 2017


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The cost of living in Vietnam earns big marks too when it comes to booze--alcohol is magnitudes cheaper than neighboring Thailand.

Laos Daily Backpacking Budget & Expenses for Cheap Travel

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

It’s not easy to know how much you will spend while backpacking in Laos. The country doesn’t follow conventional rules – it is less developed than other countries in Southeast Asia, but it is more expensive. Normally it is the other way around. So, what will backpacking in Laos cost be per day? Per week? How much should you budget for travel in Laos? What should your budget look like for hostels? I will answer all of these below so you can budget for your upcoming trip to Laos . During my three weeks of travel in Laos, I tracked all of my expenses in a spreadsheet. This

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The Cost of Living in Vietnam

The Cost of Living in Vietnam


Teacher's Friend - Vietnam

One of the most common reasons people choose to teach English in Vietnam is the cost of living compared to potential earning, but just how cheap is it to live and work in Vietnam? The cost of livin…

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 […]

Travelling Europe by car: tips and things to consider

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

In the last three months, we’ve travelled over 5,000 miles across nine countries in Europe by car. The journey has taken us from the canal-lined streets of Amsterdam and the beaches of the Algarve to Bavarian castles, Slovenian lakes and finally, to Prague. Here’s a look at our experience of travelling Europe by car, including […]

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Copper-clad Copenhagen landmark boasts Denmarks most energy-efficient laboratories

by landscapevoice@gmail.com (Lucy Wang) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Copenhagen’s recently completed Maersk Tower boasts the nation’s most energy-efficient laboratories, where waste energy is captured and reused. Designed by C.F. Møller Architects, this new city landmark is a pioneer within energy-efficient laboratory construction and boasts a variety of sustainable design elements from an innovative facade with movable climate shields to multiple green roofs. The copper-clad building was created as an extension of Panum, the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty...

10 Delicious Traditional Vietnamese Food You Must Try While In Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog

10 Delicious Traditional Vietnamese Food You Must Try While In Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

Traditional Vietnamese food are all about the balance of fresh ingredients, intense flavours, and ease of cooking and preparation.

The Antarctica Trip Checklist

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

You can hike. You can snowshoe. You can go mountaineering, you can kayak, you can even camp out under the stars. There are plenty of ways that you can explore the stark beauty of Antarctica – the rugged landscapes, the drifting icebergs, the determined wildlife that includes lots and lots of penguins. The question about […]

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Tips on Sleeping in the Airport During an Overnight Layover

by Sharon @ Me Want Travel

Headed to Hong Kong, I noticed last minute that I purchased a flight containing an overnight layover in Beijing. I didn’t really want to venture outside of the airport to explore the city, and I heard it wasn’t abnormal to sleep over in the airport. So I decided to try spending a night in the airport for my first time ever! Tips on Sleeping in the Airport During an Overnight Layover My Story: I arrived at the Beijing airport on maybe 4-5 hours of sleep. I had only slept about 3-4 hours prior to my flight (I have sleep issues), and I only slept a max of 1 hour on the flight. So I was obviously exhausted. It took about 1 hour to pass through security for transfers (Beijing airport lines tend to be long). It was pretty tiring standing in line as I was feeling nauseous from the lack of sleep. I had to find a place to rest! I learned there were sleeping pods in the airport so I took a look. They had one, and it wasn’t taken. So I tried to sleep in this: I ended up being unable to because I kept worrying about how […]

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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

Flight Review : Swiss Airlines CS100 Business Class Budapest to Zurich

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

This was the first of two flights on the day, and honestly the one I was least looking forward to. I was just personally looking forward to our long haul flight back to Boston a little more. It’s also a short-haul flight and European carriers are known to use a EuroBusiness model, which is a … Continue reading "Flight Review : Swiss Airlines CS100 Business Class Budapest to Zurich"

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Japanese train barks and snorts to protect deer from harm

by gregory.j.beach@gmail.com (Greg Beach) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Researchers from the Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI) in Japan have equipped a train with a speaker that plays the sounds of dogs barking and deer snorting to persuade deer to scramble off the train tracks, away from any oncoming train. A three-second deer snort is played first to catch the attention of any nearby deer, followed by twenty seconds of dog barking to scare the animals away.

Amazon opens new grocery store sans checkout lines

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

You'll never wait in checkout lines at Amazon's new grocery store, Amazon Go. Shoppers use an app to enter the supermarket, grab the food they need, and then simply walk out. The first Amazon Go opens today in Seattle. Related: You can now buy tiny shipping container homes on Amazon

Patagonia: the Ultimate Travel and Hiking Guide

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Patagonia is a huge region of South America covering both Argentina and Chile. With so much to see and do, including hiking, trekking, boating, skiing and snowboarding, touring historical sites, and more, we had to send someone down there to find out everything about it. And now our ultimate guide to Patagonia is awaiting those who yearn for more adventure in this beautiful and inspiring area. Come check out our guide and start planning your trip today!

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Florida airport hell and a taste of Miami

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

‘Welcome to the USA’, the sign was just visible above a sea of people crammed into the arrivals terminal at Fort Lauderdale Airport. It was nearly midnight and after a nine-hour flight from London, we’d now been stuck in immigration queues for almost four hours. The perfect start to our two-day layover in Miami, right? […]

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Chiang Mai Vegetarian & Vegan Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

Chiang Mai is a hot spot for vegetarian and vegan food. In this vegetarian and vegan food guide, I share all my favourite places to eat in Chiang Mai. Expect Thai curries, pad Thai, Burmese tea leaf salads and more smoothies than you can shake a bamboo straw at. When our flight to Bali was cancelled […]

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An unexpected dining experience in Saigon.

by Jimmy @

“Is this a restaurant or somebody’s home?” I asked a stranger inside as I stood at the apartment doorway. He looked at me oddly and replied that it indeed was somebody’s home. From the sounds of the conversations echoing from inside, deep down, … Read all about it!

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Your Guide to the Prices in Phu Quoc

Your Guide to the Prices in Phu Quoc


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My First VidCon Experience How to Spend 2 Days in Panama City Beach, FL

The Revolve Wheel is a puncture-proof tire that folds into a compact pod

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Blockchain Technology In Vietnam: Becoming A Global Leader?

by Hao Tran @ Vietcetera

Vietnam is still best known for its agricultural output, but it’s a nation in transition. In fact, it’s currently one of the fastest growing countries in Asia and its rapidly diversifying economy has surpassed Thailand’s and Malaysia’s. Foreign capital investment hit US $24.4 billion in 2016, and factory production is shifting from traditional export goods […]

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Singapore Travel Guide | What To Do with a Stopover in Singapore

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

In this Singapore travel guide, we share the best travel tips for a stopover in Singapore that takes in all of the city’s best sights without breaking the bank. Known as the gateway to Asia, Singapore is a popular stopover destination for travellers taking connecting flights to and from other countries in Asia. This unique […]

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Six things to know about Sweden before your Eurovision trip

by Jo @ Twourism

Are you busy packing your sparkly wig, facepaint and Swedish kronor while randomly blurting out ICEEEEBREEEAAAAAKEEEEER? Have you listened through this year’s line-up and picked your favourite? Between all those key changes and wind machines, here are six things to know about the weird and wonderful world of Swedish Eurovision. As a Swede, travel blogger, […]

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Northern Lights Tours of Iceland

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Iceland is one of the most famous destinations for seeking a view of the famous dancing lights, and there are several tour options here to give you the best opportunity to spot them.

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How to Change, Spend, and Save Money in Vietnam

How to Change, Spend, and Save Money in Vietnam


TripSavvy

With these money tips and useful spending suggestions, find out how you can change your money in Vietnam and how to get the most bang for your buck

Detailed Costs & Budgets for Backpacking Vietnam | Travel Expenses

Detailed Costs & Budgets for Backpacking Vietnam | Travel Expenses


The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

Need to know how much to budget for backpacking in Vietnam? Check out my detailed daily expenses from my six weeks in Vietnam last year.

A Little Story… How One Maasai Tribe Is Changing the Face of Responsible Tourism

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

The sharp guffaw of a wild baboon startled me from sleep. Close as a whisper, the eerie sound ricocheted through my dreams. I awoke in full fight or flight response mode. My eyes whipped open, careening around the space; they slowly adjusted to the soft ochre light emanating from the banked campfire. From somewhere outside the dim […]

This travel story (A Little Story… How One Maasai Tribe Is Changing the Face of Responsible Tourism ) first appeared on the A Little Adrift travel blog, thank you for following the journey. :)

Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Elegant LEED Gold winery mimics Napa Valleys curves

by landscapevoice@gmail.com (Lucy Wang) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Cargotecture has found an unlikely home at a winery in Napa Valley. Local firm Signum Architecture completed Odette Estate Winery, a LEED Gold-certified round building powered by solar and fitted with three shipping containers repurposed as offices. Designed to reflect the elegance and femininity of the wines produced there, the winery sports a curved form that evokes a swan’s wing—a nod to the Tchaikovsky ballet character Odette of Swan Lake. Selected as an Industrial Building...

My Travel Plans for 2018

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

My 2018 so far has been two weeks of intense home renovation and decoration. It’s been SUPER productive though and the house is at least 80% where I want it to be – the kitchen will have to wait. I’m so happy with it – looks amazing and so cosy. This weekend I had 7 of my favourite people come and visit from London for a kind of unofficial housewarming […]

How to Make Driving Abroad a Smooth Experience

by Screndels @ Twourism

Driving abroad could be classed as a hobby of mine. There’s no better feeling than finding your own special destinations out on the open road. But all freedom comes with a price. With driving, it literally comes with a price that’s often quite high. Luckily there are some tips and tricks to make driving abroad […]

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Timisoara / Temesvar, Romania

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Travel costs and prices for Timisoara / Temesvar, Romania

A very windy beach, a panic over my flight ticket and a hatred for Vietnamese airlines!

by Georgie @ Teacher's Friend – Vietnam

Hoi An Day Three I was awake at 6am and lazed around in bed until 9am, which was amazing!! I love holidays. I hired a bicycle and cycled to the beach, past the rice fields and over a little lantern bridge, it was lovely, so peaceful!   I had to pay 5000 vnd to park […]

One Day in Chiang Mai: The Essential Guide

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

I absolutely love Chiang Mai! I’ve been living here on and off for more than three years now and have been using most of my free time to explore the city and its surrounding areas. Chiang Mai really has a lot to offer and finding the “must-sees” can be a real hassle, especially if you only […]

Conquering Huayna Picchu

by EvanOnTheRoad @ Evan on the Road

The clouds and mist finally broke for the first time, and the sun managed to peek through the sky and briefly settle on the ruins below. Three days of hiking across jagged mountain cliffs, trekking through deeply carved valleys and exotic vegetation, and suffering the constantly changing temperatures had paid off. The moment was literally [...]

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Ladyboys: The third gender in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

What comes to your mind when you think of Thailand? I know what you will say. You will probably tell me about paradise beaches, palm trees, good food, temples, Buddha statues and scooters. Then, with a bit of irony and humour, you will mention go – go bars and ladyboys. You might even wink at […]

Vietnam struggling with high food prices

Vietnam struggling with high food prices


BBC News

Food prices have more than doubled this year in Vietnam, causing financial hardship for many people.

Malay Cuisine: Food in Penang and Kuala Lumpur

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

I know for a fact that I had never tasted nor wondered what Malay food was like until I showed up in Malaysia. After a few weeks and dozens of meals in the country, I’m still not 100% sure what Malay food really is. Why? The food in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, and throughout the country, as well as the population, is a mix of Malay, Chinese, and Indian. Between the Chinese noodle soups and Indian curry dishes, both of which are local styles, it’s pretty difficult to distinguish what is solely Malay. Even though I couldn’t pick it out of

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All you need to know about Thai spirit houses

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

The cost of living in Vietnam

The cost of living in Vietnam


The cost of living in Vietnam

Updated in July 2017. How much costs a coffee in the street in Vietnam, the accomodation, appartment or shared house? and what about local food? and travel and night life? Dichungtaxi will answer to these questions in this post

'World's first floating kitchen' is a food truck for the seas

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Hungry jet skiers, yachters, and boaters could soon be able to cruise up to a floating kitchen in Dubai and order food. Aquatic Architects Design Studio came up with Aqua Pod, dubbed the world's first floating kitchen, which Gulf News said will be coming to the city later this month. Aqua Pod takes the idea of a food truck to the water. Related:

14 Months in 14 Pictures

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

It’s been a month since we’ve been home, and it’s almost as if it never happened. Lucky for us, we have the pictures as proof of our adventures! I literally took thousands upon thousands of pictures along the way, but I thought I would pick just 14, one for each month we were away. These … Continue reading "14 Months in 14 Pictures"

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Saigon street food:  'There's no future for my son selling food this way'

Saigon street food: 'There's no future for my son selling food this way'


the Guardian

Vietnamese street food is modernising with western tourists using YouTube and local blogs to find the best dishes, but 78% of vendors still work illegally

This floating hotel and spa in Sweden will fill you with wanderlust

by lidijada@gmail.com (Lidija Grozdanic) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The team behind the famous Treehotel in Sweden just unveiled images of a new floating hotel and spa on the Lule River in that will fill you with wanderlust. The Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa might be the perfect place to enjoy the Northern Lights and work on your well-being while being surrounded by stunning landscapes. As a company that specializes in luxury adventure holidays, Off the Map Travel aims to provide people with unusual, exotic travel options and allow then to reach authentic destinations....

24-year-old Yemeni engineer invents mini biogas plant that turns trash to fuel

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Some villages in the country of Yemen still don't have electricity since the recent conflict started nearly two years ago, according to 24-year-old chemical engineering graduate Omer Badokhon speaking to Reuters. He hopes to bring power and combat indoor pollution with micro-scale biogas devices to transform trash into cleaner fuel. He recently among the winners of the Young Champions of the Earth prize from United Nations Environment, winning a $15,000 prize he plans to use to construct 50 to 80...

Basel Christmas Market: What to Pack, See and Do

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

I’m just back from Basel Christmas Market, my first time checking out some Crimbo stalls in Europe. FIRST TIME. It was great. After my limited experience at the delights of Manchester German Market, and London Christmas Market, this one was definitely bigger, better and had a much bigger variety when it came to the stalls. In short, it was way better. So for today’s festive post, I just wanted to […]

Gorgeous staggered timber home offers panoramic views of Idaho's wilderness

by lidijada@gmail.com (Lidija Grozdanic) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This unique property in Idaho that offers panoramic views the Clearwater River Canyon is a private getaway for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. Built into a hillside overlooking the river, the Clearwater Canyon House takes a slated silhouette and features a timber deck that wraps around the building and allows occupants to get fully immersed in nature. The house is up for sale through Sotheby's for $649,000. The building sits on 46 acres overlooking the Clearwater River, an area with rich...

Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Sapa's dramatic mountainous landscape continues north of town, via Y Ty Village, all the way to the Chinese border. Several small roads penetrate deep into steep, terraced valleys & climb high above ferocious rivers creating a scenic loop.... Continue reading

Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Exploring Kuala Lumpur: Petaling to Petronas

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

Pulling into the city that would end up being the final stop on my backpacking campaign, it was difficult to see how large and lively Kuala Lumpur was under the cover of darkness. After taking a long bus ride into the area, the modern light-rail system took us the final distance to the Petaling Hotel near Petaling Street. Only a few hundred feet from the entrance to the Petaling Street market, I could see the crowded areas packed with street food and cheap merchandise from in front of the hotel. Petaling Street Area  This picture at the entry to Petaling Street does

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What's the cost of living in Vietnam?

What's the cost of living in Vietnam?


Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

What's the cost of living in Vietnam? We share our expenses including accommodation, transport, food and entertainment...

5 Awesome Places to Drink Beer in SF

by Heesun @ Me Want Travel

I live in SF and I like beer. By no means does that make me an expert, but after having gone bar hopping for the past 6 years (which my Dad still finds hard to believe) and spending way too much dough on booze, I’ve curated a list of bars that are my faves. Whether it’s just to kick one back with your homies or to try new flavors, this list has got something for you. 5 Awesome Places to Drink Beer in SF 1. Biergarten (Hayes Valley, SF) – Perfect for sunny summer days (be sure to still bring a jacket though, for no other reason than this is SF) and with a group of friends, Biergarten always delivers. There are always a few tasty beers on tap, as well as wine and non-alcoholic options. They also feature a smattering of small plates so you can nosh as you drink those steins. Prost! 424 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102 2. Mission Bar (Mission, SF) – If you’re a fan of dive bars, this place is the bee’s knees. They offer cheap beer, have a pool table, booths that you can lose yourself in conversation in, and are cash only. I […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Travel Australia: A Budget Breakdown

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

Australia is the 6th biggest country in the world, so big in fact that it counts as a continental landmass! With more than 823,000 kilometers of road available to be explored it is an amazing road trip destination. Both Frank… Continue Reading

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Saying Goodbye To India

by EvanOnTheRoad @ Evan on the Road

This was written in March, 2015, just as I was about to leave India for Nepal.   This is my last full day in India, the land of carefully shaped mustaches. As always, time flies. I can’t believe I’m moving on. I’ve spent the last few days in Darjeeling, walking up and down its steep hills, [...]

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China wants to destroy space junk with giant lasers

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Not only do we need to worry about pollution on Earth, but also in space. A team of six scientists in China are working on a very science-fiction-sounding solution: blasting that space trash with lasers. Could a space-based laser really help clean up the 20,000 pieces of junk orbiting our planet? From magnetic tugs to long tethers, the ideas of how to deal with our space mess have been imaginative but haven't given us a firm solution yet. Could lasers offer an answer? Related:

A Traveler’s Guide To India On A Budget

by Cal Bailey @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

India is a popular destination for travelers around the world thanks to its beauty, ancient and modern wonders, and the pull of adventure.

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Adam’s Peak In Photos

by EvanOnTheRoad @ Evan on the Road

I can clearly remember waking up at 3:00am – or a similar awful time – to be able to make it to Adam’s Peak for sunrise. I had lots of snacks to get me though the hike; I was thinking in survival mode so I bought lots of sugar-loaded local snacks, most of which I [...]

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The World's Best School Lunch Costs $1

The World's Best School Lunch Costs $1


SAVEUR

On a rare occasion in Quang Nam, Vietnam, elementary school students enjoy the province's iconic noodle soup—but at $1, school lunch is still a luxury.

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.

9 places to see in Pai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Fourteen Reasons Why I Love Vietnam

by Jimmy @

This is the second successive year that I’ve returned to Vietnam. The first stint lasted nearly nine months that took me from the north to south; with my recently stay only lasting a quick two months. What can I say – I just love the place! Vietnam is a popular … Read all about it!

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Vietnam in spring – Best places to go

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

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

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NASA just unveiled a tiny nuclear reactor for future Mars residents

by gregory.j.beach@gmail.com (Greg Beach) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Researchers at NASA, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Department of Energy have revealed that they have successfully tested a small nuclear reactor that may someday provide power to human habitats on Mars and beyond. Called Kilopower, the reactor comes in several versions to meet certain power needs, from 1 kilowatt (enough to power a small kitchen appliance) to ten kilowatts, four or five of which would be required to provide power for a habitat on Mars. "Kilopower's compact size and robustness...

Khao San Sunrises: Bummin’ it in Bangkok

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

I had some expectations for Bangkok when I arrived at 4 AM on yet another “perfectly” scheduled night bus drop off. Tales of the epic street parties, unbelievable street food, and strangely, flocks of lady boys, swirling around my head. As expected, the city turned my sleep cycle upside down. We regularly went to bed after 6 am and slept deep into the afternoon, despite the laundry women’s best attempts to chat and work right outside of our room starting at 7 AM each morning. We stayed at Greenhouse, a hotel/bar one block from Khao San Road, the main tourist party street in

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Acoustic tractor beams could allow humans to levitate in the near future

by krissyh@gmail.com (Kristine Lofgren) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Researchers from the University of Bristol are taking us into the future with a new discovery that could mean human levitation without the use of magnets. Magnetic levitation can't manage liquids, but this powerful new technology uses tractor beams to stably trap even liquid or large objects - like a human being - and levitate them in mid-air. It's like something straight out of a science fiction movie.  

2018: Time to Be Kinder to Yourself

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

New Year’s resolution time. I really enjoying hearing people’s answers to the old “any New Years resolutions?” question. Whether they’ve got any hope of sticking to it or not, I just like to know how they’d change their lifestyle, or life course, if they could. Has anyone actually ever stuck to them? Really? This year I will. My resolution for 2018 is simple – be kinder, to myself. Join me? […]

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Trekking to Wat Pha Lat in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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How to find short-term accommodation in Kraków

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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We Are Back From Our Twourism Break!

by Screndels @ Twourism

After a bit of a break from Twourism, we’re back on the blogging scene with a new-look website, some brand new content, and a greater commitment to giving you the best travel tips. We know it’s been a while. We’re sorry. Some of the content here will now seem quite dated, but we’ll refresh it […]

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Eating in the Food Capital of Malaysia – George Town, Penang

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

Leaving Southern Thailand behind, the journey to Malaysia involved an overnight ferry, four different mini-vans, and the most unorganized customs/border service I experienced in Southeast Asia. And that’s saying a lot considering the tourist swindling operations at the Laos border. In the customs office, the border officials requested our immunizations card, something the United States does not provide. After denying their request, we let them take our temperatures and they asked us if we had the Zika virus – of course we all replied that we did not. After sitting in the office for 45 minutes while they copied our information by hand

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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

40 photos that will inspire you to visit Tajikistan!

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

TAJIKISTAN – “Never heard of it. No idea where it’s located. Isn’t that a dangerous country?…” Just a couple of responses I got from people when I told them I traveled through Tajikistan, a country you generally don’t hear a lot about. Undeservedly so. Tajikistan is absolutely stunning and the people are incredibly friendly and hospitable. Even though […]

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The world's coldest settlement is so cold, its public thermometer broke

by krissyh@gmail.com (Kristine Lofgren) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The coldest inhabited place on Earth is so chilly right now that the thermometer broke. In the village of Oymyakon in Siberia, a public thermometer lets tourists and local see how low the temperatures are. But this week, as temperatures dropped to -62 C, the thermostat gave up the ghost and went on strike. Some locals say their own thermometers went as low as -67 C, which is almost a record for the village. Oymyakon is a village of 50 people in Siberia, and has a reputation as the coldest...

And the winner is….

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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How Much It Costs: A Day In Sapa, Vietnam - Evan on the Road

How Much It Costs: A Day In Sapa, Vietnam - Evan on the Road


Evan on the Road

  One of the favorite things of my pre-travel research included looking up long-term travel budgets. I would look up numerous different budgets for different cities and countries around Southeast Asia and then I’d be able to create a pretty realistic budget for myself. In the following post I’ll give you an idea of what [...]

A Little Adrift… Dispatch from Mexico: Oaxacan Life

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

Has life sped up? The days, weeks, and months whip past faster than I can count. I landed in Oaxaca, Mexico in January. Two months later, I’m settled but restless. Does that even make sense? Traveling is a hard habit to break. I bought a coffee cup when I arrived. It was a small concession […]

This travel story (A Little Adrift… Dispatch from Mexico: Oaxacan Life ) first appeared on the A Little Adrift travel blog, thank you for following the journey. :)

A short guide to vaccinations for Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Backpacking Vietnam - Average Prices of Common Goods

Backpacking Vietnam - Average Prices of Common Goods


The Shoestring Trekkers

How much is a hostel bed? A beer? A pack of smokes? Find out those and more with our post of the average costs of goods in Vietnam!

The Most Beautiful Cafés in Chiang Mai

by Christopher Grabinski @ The Blond Travels

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

Elsewhere Plans: Festivals Calendar January 2016

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

Happy new year, everybody! Congratulations on surviving another lap around the sun. At this rate, you could probably hit at least another six or seven. I’m sure you’ve made plenty of resolutions for the new year. You’re probably going to fail most of them before February. But if you need to pick one to stick with, […]

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Where To Go in Malaysia

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

In this Malaysia travel guide, we explore where to go in Malaysia and the best travel destinations. We’ll take you to the towering skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur, the lush green tea fields of the Cameron Highlands and the bustling art-laden cultural city of George Town. We loved Malaysia. But I should say up-front that we’re […]

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24 hours in Seville

by BudgetTraveller @

Continuing my Spanish rail trip, in my latest instalment from the series, I head to the moorish gem, Seville which was recently awarded with...

How Much Does It Cost To Travel Vietnam • Phenomenal Globe

How Much Does It Cost To Travel Vietnam • Phenomenal Globe


Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

Everything you need to know about the cost of travel in Vietnam: detailed budget breakdown with info about accommodation, transport, food and activities.

Hanoi clubs and nightlife

by Georgie @ Teacher's Friend – Vietnam

Ready to Party? Our Guide to Hanoi at Night, your complete guide to Hanoi nightlife in Vietnam!   Are you looking for the best night clubs in Hanoi?! Here is our Hanoi Night Life Guide just for you! Hanoi during daylight hours is a place of wonder and adventure, Hanoi at night is a wonderful […]

What it’s Like to Stay at a Capsule Hotel in Tokyo

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

“SHOOOOOEEESSSS” From the moment the surgical-masked woman on the front desk screeched at me to take my shoes off the second I entered the door, I knew the capsule hotel in Tokyo was going to be an experience. It had taken me an hour to find the Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae Capsule Hotel, even though it was apparently just a ten-minute walk from the Shinjuku Station. A whole 60 minutes with over […]

Six Breath Taking places to visit in the middle of Vietnam

by Georgie @ Teacher's Friend – Vietnam

Hue The ancient capital of Vietnam is a pleasant river city, it has the ruins of a huge walled citadel as its centerpiece. Here at Teacher’s Friend – Vietnam, we consider the monasteries and tombs outside of the city to be the real attraction. These peaceful sanctuaries line either side of the river as you […]

Hotels in Vietnam.

Hotels in Vietnam.


Booking.com

Book a hotel in Vietnam online. Hotels from budget to luxury. Good rates. No reservation costs. Read hotel reviews from real guests.

Visiting Neuschwanstein Castle, a German Fairytale

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Visiting Bavaria feels like stepping into a fairytale. Picture forests of tall pointy trees, rolling green fields and medieval towns set against a backdrop of the jagged, snow-topped Alps. Then there’s the castles that dot the landscape, including a turreted Disneyesque masterpiece that looks like it’s been pulled straight from the pages of a storybook. […]

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Fort-de-France, Martinique

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Fort-de-France, Martinique

How to Spend an Overnight Layover in Denver, Colorado

by Sharon @ Me Want Travel

In September I traveled around the US for about 2 weeks. I initially purchased a flight to visit my friend in Austin, Texas but found that the flight included a one night layover in Denver. In the end I thought it would actually be kind of cool to spend a night in a new state (I had never visited Colorado before). I had no idea what to expect as the only thing I knew about Colorado was that it was one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana… I got into Denver quite late, unfortunately, arriving to the AirBnB around 5-6 PM. My flight was also early the next day, so I only had maybe 4-5 hours to explore the city. The host was nice enough to give me a ride to downtown Denver. How to Spend an Overnight Layover in Denver, Colorado 16th Street Mall My host dropped me off at the 16th Street Mall, which is actually a one-mile long street of restaurants and stores. They have a free shuttle that you can take up and down the street. Here’s a picture I took of a drunk girl riding it… Poke at Menya Noodle Bar I decided […]

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My Trip To DaNang Continued…

by Georgie @ Teacher's Friend – Vietnam

Day two   I took a taxi to the beach but ended up at Marble mountains, which is fine because that’s where I was going to go in the afternoon. It was beautiful, full of caves with marble sculptures everywhere and amazing views. I loved being on my own and did the whole thing at […]

The Backpacker's Budget Guide to Vietnam - Elsewhere Man

The Backpacker's Budget Guide to Vietnam - Elsewhere Man


Elsewhere Man

The Backpacker's Budget Guide to Vietnam for the rebellious backpacker who knows his mama's spending recommendations ain't gonna cut it.

Finding perfection (and a possible future home) in Porto

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Despite having just booked one-way tickets to Colombia, Andrew and I have been talking a lot lately about finding a future base in Europe. As much as we love our freedom, we know that after our South American adventures we’ll need to find a base in Europe where we can hang up our backpacks, work […]

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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...

Long-term visas to Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

SEE TEFL course interview with Hailey from America

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Gap Year Itinerary Ideas By Region

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

To get the maximum experience out of your gap year, both in quality and quantity, you’re going to need to plan your gap year travel itinerary. This isn’t to say that you have to stick to it like your life depends on it — you should never let plans get in the way of following […]

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Thai charities that are worth supporting

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Sibiu, Romania

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Sibiu, Romania

Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

New self-healing concrete uses fungus to fix cracks

by gregory.j.beach@gmail.com (Greg Beach) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Scientists at Binghamton University have developed the first application of fungi in self-healing concrete. In a paper recently published in the journal Construction and Building Materials, Binghamton University assistant professor Congrui Jin and her team outline the ways in which a special species of fungi, Trichoderma reesei, may act as a sealing agent when mixed with concrete. “This idea was originally inspired by the miraculous ability of the human body to heal itself of cuts, bruises and...

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

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

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

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Our Snowy Night at the Manor Country House, Oxford

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

It took us SIX hours to get to the Manor Country House in Oxford, from Portsmouth, SIX HOURS. Unfortunately we’d (me and this new man I dropped into that catch up blog post)  decided to travel on the most difficult weekend of the year for the route, actually, not even weekend, day. Train strikes and inches of snow meant it was four trains, a two hour wait in the cold […]

This tent-shaped chapel in Portugal is in tune with nature

by lidijada@gmail.com (Lidija Grozdanic) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Panoramic views that this plateau in central Portugal offers informed the design of this inviting tent-shaped chapel by Plano Humano Arquitectos. The chapel will be part of the National Scout´s Activities Camp (CNAE) as a new addition that channels the scouting experience– outdoor life and camping– as well as the simplicity of the Christian lifestyle. The chapel, dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima, acts as a large tent that has its doors open to anyone looking for shelter or a space...

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Scientists create efficient fuel cell powered by solid carbon

by gregory.j.beach@gmail.com (Greg Beach) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have created a new fuel cell technology that is powered by solid carbon. This technology could make the generation of electrical power through carbon-based fuels, such as coal and biomass, to be done in a more efficient, cleaner manner. The most recent variation on direct carbon fuel cell (DCFC) designs was described in a study published this week in the journal Advanced Materials. According to INL materials engineer Dong Ding, the latest DCFC technology...

Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Christmas Tours in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Come explore Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, home to imperial palaces and fairy-tale castles, Bavarian villages and Baroque cities, the mysterious Black Forest and the snow-capped Alps. This is storybook Europe, where half-timbered inns painted with festive flowers lean over quiet country roads, and the Gothic spires of castles rise from craggy bluffs above the Rhine River.

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Melbourne architects turn an old terrace house into a gorgeous light-filled home

by nicjewell@gmail.com (Nicole Jewell) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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Elsewhere Plans: Festivals Calendar December 2015

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

You guys, it’s the holiday season! Time to completely give up on every semblance of health you thought you gave a shit about until March. Those warm clothes will cover up the pudge anyway. But while you’re wasting away in a soggy puddle of cinnamon buns and shame, why not try to hit a festival somewhere? Nothing builds […]

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Monthly Update: Saigon, Bangkok, Melbourne – March 2016

by Jimmy @

Greetings from Melbourne! After a three month road trip across America and two months in Saigon, I am finally back in Australia. I spent a week in Melbourne in late August prior to leaving for America and couldn’t wait to … Read all about it!

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This Hairy micro-office in the UK is made from 546 brooms

by landscapevoice@gmail.com (Lucy Wang) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

We’ve seen our fair share of unusual architecture, but this “hairy” building is a first. UK-based 2hD Architecture Workshop designed a surreal structure called “Mission Control” that’s entirely clad in brown bristles and appears to be mysteriously void of any doors or windows. Created as a micro-office and haven for concentration, the workspace located in a Nottingham garden is described by the architects as “an exercise in teleportation, designed to take us from the everyday hurly...

The cost of traveling in Vietnam - Jimmy Eats World

The cost of traveling in Vietnam - Jimmy Eats World


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Before arriving, I knew that the cost of traveling in Vietnam was going to be quite affordable, but by no means where the final figure ended up.

Our South America trip begins! Visas, vaccines, insurance and packing list

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Tomorrow we set off for Colombia! We’ve been talking about this South America trip for so many years that it’s taken on a surreal, dream-like quality for me. Now it’s a tangible thing. This time tomorrow we’ll be zooming across the sky to the other side of the world. Here’s a look at how we’ve […]

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Tips To Stay Within Your Budget While Vacationing In Japan

by Tiffy @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Vacationing to any foreign country can become an expensive venture in a short amount of time. The same holds true when vacationing in Japan. Besides the travel costs, there are a number of extra expenses that begin to add up as soon as you step foot in the country. From lodging to shopping, food costs to entry costs, the money you have set aside for your Japanese adventure can disappear quickly. But there are several things you can do to be a budget conscious traveler while still enjoying all that Japan has to offer.

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My 2017 in Travel: The Video

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

I went to 12 different countries in 2017. It was brilliant. I took video, I’ve not really done anything with it though, soooo, I thought, montage! I wanted to look back on an incredible year, and think about what I’ve learned along the way. “This is basically the script I wrote for the video above but what didn’t make it in, thanks to timings I’ve put in italicised quotes like […]

A run-down property in Portugal gets a playful renovation using a blend of colors and patterns

by lidijada@gmail.com (Lidija Grozdanic) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The renovation of this house in Ovar, Portugal, reconnects the main residence with the backyard addition and uses subtle patterns to introduce an element of modernity to the property. Architect Nelson Resende approached the project with a clear intent to find a balance between the past and the present. The house is located in the city of Ovar in Portugal, on a lot bordering the access road, leaning against the adjacent buildings. The secondary structure and the main house itself are treated differently–...

Have you got it covered?

by Georgie @ Teacher's Friend – Vietnam

If you are going to come and visit this amazing country, or decide to take the plunge, change your life and  teach English, then you are going to need travel insurance. Yes, I know. It’s expensive and feels very insignificant while sat in the comfort of your own home, surrounded by family and loved ones, when […]

What I loved & didn’t love: G Adventures Cambodia on a Shoestring Tour

by BudgetTraveller @

It has been almost 2 weeks since I’ve returned from South East Asia. It is pretty cold and gloomy in Berlin right now. I...

Puerto Montt, Chile

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Puerto Montt, Chile

Doors: The Balkans – Part 1

by EvanOnTheRoad @ Evan on the Road

Doors and their ways. What do you think before opening a door and crossing through a doorway? Nothing? Watching your head? Wondering what’s on the other side? Something superstitious? Often, I view traveling and its benefits as a doorway. A doorway to a fuller, happier life; to open mindedness; to a brighter future; to obtaining [...]

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💸 Cost of living in Da Nang, Vietnam - The Blond Travels

💸 Cost of living in Da Nang, Vietnam - The Blond Travels


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Planning to move to Da Nang? Find out if the cost of living fits into your budget using our helpful tables and case studies. Food ✔ Transport ✔ Rent ✔

Geologists discover bacteria that turns small bits of gold into solid nuggets

by gregory.j.beach@gmail.com (Greg Beach) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Geologists in Queensland, Australia have discovered a unique type of bacteria that is able to forge small bits of gold into solid nuggets. This discovery could allow mining companies to reprocess previously undesirable gold into market-ready products as well as transform the ways in which gold-containing electronics are disposed. "In electronic waste, there's a lot of gold," University of Adelaide associate professor Frank Reith told ABC. "We need a technique without impact to health or community...

8 reasons why you should become an Online English Teacher

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Cost of living in Thailand: Can you afford it?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Doors: The Balkans – Part 2

by EvanOnTheRoad @ Evan on the Road

Doors and their ways. What do you think before opening a door and crossing through a doorway? Nothing? Watching your head? Wondering what’s on the other side? Something superstitious? Often, I view traveling and its benefits as a doorway. A doorway to a fuller, happier life; to open mindedness; to a brighter future; to obtaining [...]

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The majority of the National Park Service board just resigned

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The majority of the 12-person National Park Service advisory board turned in their resignations this week. Led by Democrat Tony Knowles, former governor of Alaska, nine members resigned because they said President Donald Trump's Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke was unwilling to meet with them, according to NPR. Knowles said in their resignation letter provided by The Washington Post, "...from all of the events of this past year I have a profound concern that the mission of stewardship, protection,...

Home sweet home: Find your dream place in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Copper Cow Coffee: Vietnamese Pour-Over Goes Global

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Like her Copper Cow Coffee, Debbie Wei Mullan is a mix of Asian and American. She was raised in San Francisco by her Chinese-Vietnamese mother and American father, and although they assimilated into American culture, growing up, her mom’s kitchen was filled with the pungent aromas and intense flavors of Vietnamese and Chinese home-cooking. That […]

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Thailand Travel Costs and How Much to Budget [Infographic]

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

Thailand is a very budget-friendly destination and you will almost always get a lot of bang for your Baht. But what’s a good budget per day for Thailand? Well, it depends on how you’re travelling. If you’re a digital nomad living in Thailand, you can take advantage of long-term rentals and keep costs low. If […]

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Living in Krakow as an expat: pros and cons

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

12 Years Of Travel: Jawfish With Eggs, Derawan, Indonesia

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Indonesian Borneo has several islands with some great scuba diving – there are plenty of surprises waiting underwater Jawfish with eggs, Borneo 2 June 2010, 5 Years Ago This Week: Jawfish are one of my favourite sea creatures – they live in vertical tunnels dug in the sand and peer out over the top with […]

Portugal – a destination for digital nomads all over the world

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

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

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Vietnam Motorrad-Touren – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

VIETNAM MOTORRAD-TOUREN Dies ist eine temporäre Übersetzung durch Google Translate. Die endgültige Übersetzung ist in Kürze verfügbar. Danke. WILLKOMMEN auf der offiziellen Homepage des Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Reiseveranstalter! Wir nehmen jedes Detail ernst, wenn man bedenkt, wie wir sind in Ihrer Position. Bei uns haben Sie die Wahl aus den verschiedensten Motorrad-Urlaub in Vietnam. Dies bedeutet auch, unsere Preise mit einem sehr breiten Budget-Bereich in Abhängigkeit von der Art des Fahrrades und Tour Buch zu arbeiten. Unser Ziel ist es, die beste Qualität von Dienstleistungen anbieten und zeigen Sie eine echte VIETNAM. Hier sind drei verschiedene Motorrad-Tour-Pakete Offroad Vietnam Angebote. 1. Motorrad Abenteuer für Fahrer Vollständig geführte Motorrad Abenteuer für Fahrer, die nur alles bezahlen im Voraus, alles hinter sich lassen, um uns und genießen Sie die Reise. [ Mehr Details ] 2. Semi-geführte Motorrad-Touren (Fahrrad und eine Anleitung) durch Vietnam. Sie haben die Freiheit, zu essen, was Sie wollen, bleiben, wo immer Sie möchten und stellen Sie Ihre eigenen Tempo. [ Mehr Details ] 3. Selbst-geführte Motorrad-und Roller-Abenteuer Dies wird Ihre neue Abenteuer weg von der Norm sein! Wenn Sie auf einem Etat sind und kann alles auf dich geworfen zu behandeln, sollten eine unabhängige Selbst-geführte Motorrad-und Roller-Abenteuer (Motorradverleih). Offroad Vietnam bietet grundlegende und hilfreiche Informationen sowie Tipps und Ratschläge, werden wir nicht nur die Einstellung der Fahrräder. [ Mehr Details ] Wir sind mitten im Herzen der Altstadt in Hanoi, der Hauptstadt des Landes, in Nord-Vietnam. Führen und im Besitz von zwei vietnamesischen Motorradfans seit Dezember 2006 hat der Gründer Anh Wu in verantwortungsvollen Tourismus arbeitet seit den letzten 20 Jahren und Mitinhaber Tony Nguyen hatte Motorradtouren seit 10 Jahren geführt und kennt jeden Winkel von Vietnam. Im Gegensatz zu anderen Betreibern, haben uns beide umfassendes Verständnis unserer Honda Motorräder und die Arbeit an den Bikes uns. Office-Personal spricht sehr gut Englisch und ist schnell mit E-Mail Antworten. Offroad Vietnam Dienstleistungen sind hoch im Lonely Planet Vietnam 2009 & 2012 sowie zahlreiche internationale Zeitschriften, Zeitungen, Reisen Bücher etc. über Motorradfahren in Asien empfohlen. Bitte klicken Sie hier für weitere Details. Lassen Sie uns rollen, um es wild und fahren Schlangenlinien Straßen erster Hand! OFFROAD VIETNAM unterstützt lokale Unternehmen und Gemeinden durch geführte und semi-geführte Motorrad-Ausflüge, indem Gruppen lokale besten Restaurants, Hotels und Gastfamilien. Dies trägt direkt Ihre Dollars an arme Familien, essen Köstlichkeiten und Hotels helfen, das Leben der Menschen vor Ort in abgelegenen Gebieten von Vietnam, die wenigen touristischen Aktivitäten bestehen zu verbessern. Komm und gib eine stützende Hand mit uns zusammen. FÜHRUNGEN auf Motorrädern und 4WD Fahrzeuge Asien ist eine der spannendsten Orte der Welt für Motorradtouren und Vietnam ist eines der wenigen asiatischen Ländern mit einer atemberaubenden Landschaft, hoher kurvenreichen Bergstraßen und freundliche Menschen. In Vietnam, bietet unser Unternehmen viele Arten von geführten on / off-Road-Abenteuer auf zwei Rädern (Motorräder, Motorräder, Mopeds Motorroller) 4×4 Fahrzeuge und alles, was gehen kann Straße, abseits der ausgetretenen Pfade oder außerhalb der Touristenpfade. Alle Touren starten von Hanoi sondern kann überall in Vietnam zu beenden. Sie zahlen uns in einem Stück und die Fahrt genießen, gibt es keine Notwendigkeit, mit Fahrrad-Reparatur, Restaurants und einen Platz zum Übernachten zu verhandeln. Unser Motorrad-Fahrten sind nicht so extremen Offroad-Urlaub kategorisiert und Offroad Vietnam ist einfach unsere Handelsnamen. Wir fahren auf einer Vielzahl von Straßen, sowohl auf als auch abseits der Straße. Die meisten unserer Touren sind privat und maßgeschneiderte, aber einige sind offen für weitere Fahrer mitkommen, wissen wir nicht laufen vorgeplanten Reisen. Unsere Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter konzipiert mehr als 150 verschiedene Routen, und die Routenkarte ist für Sie nützlich, wenn zu entscheiden, wo zu fahren in Vietnam. Die Touren werden von professionellen Fahrern für Fahrer entwickelt, um ein anderes Vietnam entfernt erleben vom Massentourismus. Bei uns können Sie Venture vielerorts weniger gereist, weniger besucht, unberührten und noch nicht in die Führung Bücher erwähnt. Die Eroberung der hohen kurvigen Straßen, Haarnadelkurven und Treffen echten Menschen vor Ort, die Ausländer willkommen als Gäste, die Glück bringen in ihre Heimat. Motorrad ist wahrscheinlich der beste Weg zur Freiheit, wie Sie aufhören können, wo und wann Sie wollen. Fühlen Schlaglöcher unter Ihrem Gürtel, treffen die Kinder, Hände schütteln und eine Tasse grünen Tee mit der lokalen Bevölkerung in den am Straßenrand “Cafés” bieten The Real Vietnam. Windy Bergstraßen, sattgrüne Reisfelder, historische Highway 6, Highway 4 und Dien Bien Phu Schlachtfeld legendären Ho Chi Minh Trail / Road, Khe Sanh combat Basis, Küsten-Highway 1, neblig Sapa, bewölkt Ha Giang, prächtige Ban Gioc Wasserfälle und malerische Halong Bay sind nur ein paar typische Orte, die Sie sehen und vieles mehr wartet auf Sie zu entdecken. Reiten auf leere Landschaft und Bergstraßen ist immer ein anderes Gefühl von den überfüllten Straßen in großen Städten. Tempolimit in Vietnam ist nur 60km / h und wir fahren langsamer zunächst auf Nummer sicher und zweitens in die atemberaubende Aussicht zu nehmen. Entfernt von großen Städten, Menschen Welle und “Hallo” sagen, wie Sie vorbei. Sie werden um Sie herum zu sammeln, wenn Sie sich auf Ihren Besuch zu beenden, berühren Ihre Haut und versuchen zu verstehen, warum Sie so haarig wie auch Blick auf die Bikes sind, weil sie kaum je zu sehen ein, wie dies vor. Jede Reise zu unseren Führern ist eine neue Entdeckung und eine Chance, neue Freunde zu machen und bauen Beziehung, die am Ende ist ein Mehrwert für die gesamte Reise. Die Reiseleiter sind alle mit mechanischen Reparaturen geschult, sie sprechen Vietnamesisch, Englisch und einige Dialekt Sprachen. Mit ihnen werden Sie sehen, das Beste aus Vietnam und haben mehr neue Freunde. Sie sind die eigentliche Asset unseres Unternehmens und wurden führende Motorradtouren für viele Jahre. Die beliebtesten Abenteuer bieten wir geführte Motorrad-Touren (über 500 Touren und mehr als 2.000 Kunden). Offroad Vietnam ist die erste und ursprüngliche Motorrad-und Motorrad-Tour-Operator in Nord-Vietnam Angebot voyages ausschließlich auf japanische Honda Straße und Enduro-Motorräder. Wir sind ein wirklich professionelles Team, besitzen alle Tourenräder und halten sie uns. Wir verwenden keine Leihräder aus einem Unternehmen. Dies ist sehr wichtig, und wir sind anders mit den meisten der Tournee Unternehmen, die Leihräder nutzen […]

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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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 […]

General Cost of Things

General Cost of Things


My Guide Vietnam

Our guide to General Cost of Things by our Vietnam local expert - General Costs of Things and Shoestring Budget in Vietnam...

24 hours in Zaragoza

by BudgetTraveller @

Of all the places I visited in 2017, my trip to Zaragoza was up there with the best: I really didn’t expect to enjoy...

Foster + Partners unveils plans for LEED Gold-targeted PGA TOUR HQ in Florida

by landscapevoice@gmail.com (Lucy Wang) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Foster + Partners has unveiled designs for the new PGA TOUR headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The sleek, light-filled building will be equipped with sustainable biophilic design features that will help the project obtain its targeted LEED Gold certification. Surrounded by greenery, the building will be placed within a large freshwater lake in a nod to the iconic ‘Island Green’ 17th hole at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course. Located to the south of the Clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass,...

East West Brewing Co: The Craft Brewery Taking On Big Beer

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

Five years ago, there were only 2,000 craft breweries up and running in the US. But by the second quarter of 2017, America proved just how hopped up it had become as it surpassed the 5,500 craft brewery mark nationwide. The threat to the “big beer” industry had become a reality. Now, as bigtime, multinational […]

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Visiting Stanley and Repulse Bay in Hong Kong

by Sharon @ Me Want Travel

I had been staying in Chiang Mai, Thailand for a month or so and plan on staying there until around March. During this time, I decided to surprise my parents back in Hong Kong (they live there half the year)! I flew over on the 7th without them knowing, and when they opened the door to greet me my dad was in shock and my mom cried. My eyes welled up a little too, haha. It was wonderful hanging out with my parents. I headed back to Chiang Mai on January 16th, but while I was in Hong Kong I was trying to bond with family and get out of the house each day. The other day we visited Stanley and Repulse Bay. The last time I went was with a friend, so it had been a while since going with family. Transportation To get to Stanley and Repulse Bay, we suggest taking a bus rather than a taxi to save money, as the bus is convenient and takes you directly there. Taking a taxi can cost at least 100 HKD, while buses may price under 10 HKD. I like sitting on these double deckers cause you can get a […]

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Yangon, Myanmar

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Yangon, Myanmar

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Abundant solar threatens fossil fuel companies in Texas to the tune of $1.4 billion

by krissyh@gmail.com (Kristine Lofgren) @ Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

In Texas, demand for power peaks in the summer - which also happens to be when solar power is at its most productive. With Texas slated to add up to 15 gigawats of solar in the next few years, that spells big trouble for fossil fuels in the state.

My Mom Says This Blog is Boring

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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6 insider tips for a brilliant Berlin getaway

by Jo @ Twourism

We’re off to Berlin for a few days and are beyond excited. Over the years I’ve gotten to know Berlin very well, and picked up a few tips and tricks to make a visit smoother, cheaper and more fun. If you’re also Berlin-bound, here are six insider tips for a better vacation. Over the last […]

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

A Little Photoessay… What’s Japan Like? Gorgeous. Contradictory. Fascinating.

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

Shibuya, Tokyo Shibuya represented the Japan I had anticipated — bright lights, vibrant colors, pulsing energy, and so. many. people. A friend from college lives in Japan, a lucky circumstance that guaranteed mea familiar face to lead me through my first days in Tokyo. She navigated us through the metro’s maze and the surging mass […]

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