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Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ FOOD & DRINK – 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

Eating and Drinking - Vietnamese Culture and Tradition

Eating and Drinking - Vietnamese Culture and Tradition


Vietnamese Culture and Tradition

Traveling to Vietnam, you are not only having a chance to see such beautiful places but also to enjo

Longquan Peach Blossom Festival // This is Chengdu, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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The Boat Cafe, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ FOOD & DRINK – Vietnam Coracle

Two wooden junks floating on the milk tea-coloured waters of the Kenh Te Canal in District 7, The Boat Cafe is one of those special places in Saigon that offer respite from the noise & chaos of the city without actually leaving it... Continue reading

Cambodian Num Pang Recipe — How to Make Num Pang Barang

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

Our Cambodian num pang recipe is a recipe for what I have called num pang barang – ‘barang’ means ‘foreigner’ in Khmer. Cambodia’s banh mi is similar to Vietnamese banh mi — a Vietnamese sandwich or technically a baguette packed with pork, pate and salad....

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Popular coastal city in southern Vietnam to ban eating, drinking on beaches - Tuoi Tre News

Popular coastal city in southern Vietnam to ban eating, drinking on beaches - Tuoi Tre News


Tuoi Tre News

Authorities in the popular coastal city of Vung Tau in southern Vietnam have announced that all forms of eating and drinking will be banned from its beaches from Tuesday onward, Nguoi Lao Dong (Laborer) newspaper reported on Monday

A Unique Adventure – Trekking Mount Rinjani

by prettylittlegrub @ Pretty Little Grub

Of course, I love hiking, so when I heard you could hike Mount Rinjani, Indonesia’s second highest volcano, I was ready to book my trip ASAP. Mt Rinjani lies on the island of Lombok, next to the more famous Bali. After spending a few days on the beaches of south Lombok, Tom and I were... 

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Asian Food Etiquette — Eating, Drinking and Dining Etiquette

Asian Food Etiquette — Eating, Drinking and Dining Etiquette


Grantourismo Travels

Asian food etiquette isn't rocket science. So why do so many travellers in Asia get it so wrong? So you don't become one of them, here's our guide to Asian food etiquette, whether you're eating on the street, drinking with local friends, or dining out.

Vietnamese Language History

by admin @ Vietnamese Culture and Tradition

About 60 percent of modern Vietnamese words are of Chinese origin. Many basic words, like geographical terms, were adopted from mono tonal Mon-Khmer languages, while tonality came from Tai.

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The 50 Best Resorts in the World

The 50 Best Resorts in the World

by Stassi Reid @ Destination Tips

There are hundreds of thousands of hotels around the globe, from massive oceanfront resorts to quaint retreats in the middle of nature. This makes choosing the best accommodations for your getaway trickier than ever. That’s why we decided to come up with this list of the 50 best resorts in the world to make your […]

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Before the Baguette

by Julia Solervicens @ HOTTABLE

An insight into Vietnamese food culture before its famed French influences

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Costa Rica, Your Island Escape

by Tony @ Vietnam Excellent Tours

Whether you're hiking a forest trail or whale watching, local insight you'll get from a guide will...

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Wonderful family trip to Vietnam

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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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 […]

Meat Feast: Hieu Map BBQ Shop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ FOOD & DRINK – Vietnam Coracle

A very local, long-running establishment offering a variety of cheap, simple and tasty barbecued meats to take away, Hieu Map BBQ Shop is a decent option for a meat feast to share with friends.... Continue reading

HappyCow Founder Eric Brent Discusses Healthy Eating While Travelling

by Gerry Flynn @ HOTTABLE

In 2007, there were 355 vegan restaurants listed on HappyCow. Today, there are 5686 vegan restaurants listed.

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The Culture of Drinking in Vietnam

The Culture of Drinking in Vietnam


With Husband in Tow

There is a culture of drinking in Vietnam, which often times borders on a problem. I like to focus, though, on the fun times we have had in Vietnam,

An Authentic Cuban Mojito Recipe from Old Havana – With a Cambodian Twist

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This authentic Cuban mojito recipe is based on the mojitos we sipped in Old Havana on our first trip to Cuba in the mid-Nineties. It’s a refreshing drink that is a perfect sip for a sultry day in the tropics. As we live in Siem...

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Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Active Listening: Transcribing

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

Today we continue looking at listening. Last week we checked that it’s listening we’re struggling with. Here’s a technique to help you diagnose your listening problems. The basic idea is that you watch a video or listen to some audio and write down what you hear – ie. you transcribe it. Why should you do ...

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Article Active Listening: Transcribing from More Vietnamese.

Where to Eat, Caffeinate, Shop and Stay in George Town, Penang: An Opinionated List (UPDATED August 2016)

by Robyn @ EatingAsia

now, as tourism to the UNESCO world heritage site I call home seems to be building momentum, it seems a good time to pull some loose ends together into a post that will, hopefully, insure visitors leave George Town loving it at least a fraction as much as I do.

Traditional Vietnamese Dances

by admin @ Vietnamese Culture and Tradition

This videos give you some traditional Vietnamese dances such as fan dance, lantern dance and dragon dance, etc.

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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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Destination: Full Relaxation

by Tony @ Vietnam Excellent Tours

Whether you're hiking a forest trail or whale watching, local insight you'll get from a guide will...

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PHOTOGRAPHER RÉHAHN COOPERATES WITH HOI AN LOCAL GOVERNMENT FOR THE EXHIBITION “WOMEN OF VIETNAM”

by admin @ Hoi An Tourism – Every travel tips you need about Hoi An

French photographer Réhahn cooperates with Hội An local government to organize the exhibition “Women of Vietnam” from July 20 to August 20, 2016. After 4 years living in Vietnam, he said: “I’m very impressed by the strength of the Vietnamese … Continue reading

How Long Term Travel Changes Your Relationship

by prettylittlegrub @ Pretty Little Grub

Even before I began my own long-term travel journey I believed that travel was the greatest test of a relationship. When you travel, you really get to see who someone is. You spend a lot more time together than you’re used to, or maybe even want to. You’re put into stressful situations, learning to overcome... 

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Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ FOOD & DRINK – 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

Two NEW booklets!!!

by Ngoc Ha @ Learning Vietnamese

VIETNAMESE AT THE MARKET & VIETNAMESE AT HOME Useful vocabulary!!! Each booklet contains 98 useful vocabulary in 7 languages with beautiful images to use in your everyday life practically anywhere and anytime! Do not hesitate to oder at SHOP section!

How to DIY a Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Bali

by prettylittlegrub @ Pretty Little Grub

If you search Bali yoga retreats there is no shortage of options. Particularly after Eat, Pray, Love, Bali became the place to yoga and find yourself. I’m not going to pretend that it didn’t influence me into wanting to do my own yoga retreat. #Basic I had two criteria while looking for a yoga retreat. The... 

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Your guide to the best beaches in Vietnam!

by admin account @ Visit Phu Quoc

A quick reference guide to the Islands best beaches to get the most out of your holiday in the sun! You may well be staying on a […]

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

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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One year on: What language learning am I doing?

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

Chúc mừng năm mới, các bạn! Happy new lunar year of the rooster. I hope it’s a great one for you personally, professionally and in your language learning life too. Speaking of, I’m well overdue an update here, aren’t I? Read on for a recap of my language learning in 2016, what study habits and techniques ...

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Cheers!: Drinking in Vietnam

Cheers!: Drinking in Vietnam


selinamusings

Mot, Hai, Ba, YOOOO!!!!! In all the countries that I have visited so far, everyone has their own phrase they say when toasting. In China, when you clink your glasses together, you say, “Gan B…

Broke January: What to eat with your last R100

by Katharine Jacobs @ Eat Out

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7 Things to Know About Drinking in Vietnam

7 Things to Know About Drinking in Vietnam


Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

Vietnamese Lunar New Year – Tet

by admin @ Vietnamese Culture and Tradition

Provide you with videos about Vietnamese Lunar New year or Tet

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DINING ETIQUETTE (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER)-VIETNAM HIGHLIGHTS TOUR 

DINING ETIQUETTE (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER)-VIETNAM HIGHLIGHTS TOUR 


Travel Sense Asia

Have you know about Vietnam dinning etiquette? Let’s get useful tips and experience the best meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) through Vietnam highlight tour.

Hangout Jozi in Eloff Street, Johannesburg – reviewed

by Linda.Scarborough @ Eat Out

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Vietnamese Anytime Anywhere!

by Ngoc Ha @ Learning Vietnamese

Speaking Vietnamese will totally change your experience here in Vietnam and elsewhere. Here are the right tools: Vietnamese Anytime Anywhere!                                         … Continue reading

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

20 Things You Must Eat In Hanoi - Food Republic

20 Things You Must Eat In Hanoi - Food Republic


Food Republic

Food-loving globetrotters, here’s a bit of sound advice: If you’re headed to Vietnam’s northern city of Hanoi, we’d recommend you pack a pair of elastic-banded pants. The city is a wonderland of cheap eats and drinks, offering an endless variety of soups, noodles, buns, rolls and sandwiches paired with plenty of fresh herbs — and fresh beer, too.

Is Veganism Growing in Vietnam?

by Gerry Flynn @ HOTTABLE

"Five years ago, I was not proud to say, 'I’m a vegetarian' and people would look at me like, “What’s wrong with you?” but now people understand more."

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Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ FOOD & DRINK – 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

Vietnam eats, Part 1: 10 dishes to try in Hanoi

Vietnam eats, Part 1: 10 dishes to try in Hanoi


slightly astray

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve done a food post, huh. Which is really weird considering that our travels are so food-centric. Looking back through my archives, I’ve only writte…

Why Diets Are Like a Bad Boyfriend

by prettylittlegrub @ Pretty Little Grub

Just tell me what to eat. If I had a nickel for every time I heard this phrase. And I get it. Nutrition is confusing! I’m trained to read and understand the research and I still find it confusing. Studies constantly conflict and then the media runs with misinformation from one small study and makes... 

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Where to Eat in Budapest Hungary – The Best Budapest Restaurants, Cafes and Markets

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Wondering what and where to eat in Budapest Hungary? We spent a month eating our way through the sprawling Hungarian capital city. Check out our Budapest Food Guide with the best Budapest restaurants, cafes and markets. Four weeks of eating our way through Budapest was overwhelming. The Hungarian capital’s food scene, with its never-ending selection of restaurants, cafes and markets, kept us constantly on the go. But with the help of our and lots of third wave coffee, we survived a month of hearty eating without sacrificing our sanity or waistlines. ...

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Life’s a Journey

by Tony @ Vietnam Excellent Tours

Whether you're hiking a forest trail or whale watching, local insight you'll get from a guide will...

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48 hour itinerary in your own paradise Phu Quoc, Vietnam

by Rohan Barker @ Visit Phu Quoc

Once known as a prison island, Phu Quoc is set to be the next big resort destination in Southeast Asia Phu Quoc is an undiscovered paradise. (Photo: […]

Listening: What’s your problem?

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

Listening is the weakest skill for many learners. To improve your listening, you first need to know what your listening problems are. As an English teacher, I usually survey my students to find out what kind of listening problems they’re having. Sometimes the root of the problem is not their listening ability. This is usually ...

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Drinking Food at the Deserters' Market

by Robyn @ EatingAsia

'Gaumarjos!' Cheers! It is not the best wine I've drunk since arriving in Tbilisi the week before, not even close. Lightly effervescent, with a distinctly sour edge. Also, it is 10 AM, and I'm not a morning drinker. Not so...

One Night Out in Hanoi, Vietnam

One Night Out in Hanoi, Vietnam


SAVEUR

From street noodles and egg coffee to fine dining and cocktails, here's your map to a night out in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Short-Term Animal Volunteer Opportunities Abroad

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

I’ve always had a big heart for animals. That heart has only grown fuller as I’ve traveled more and seen the amount of animals that need help around the world. From the many stray dogs I saw roaming around Greece, to the homeless kittens in Thailand, and yes, even dogs who were rotting from the […]

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Eating Snake Hearts and Drinking Blood in Hanoi, Vietnam

Eating Snake Hearts and Drinking Blood in Hanoi, Vietnam


The Girl In Translation

Upon our arrival in Hanoi, we’re immediately encouraged to sign up for the big event of the night hosted by our hostel: the Snake Village Tour. The sign-up sheet was complete with an ominous …

TOP 5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

We recently put together for you an itinerary for exploring Ho Chi Minh City as part of our Custom Itineraries for Vietnam series.  After you have explored Ho Chi Minh City and if you have an extra day in your travel itinerary, short day trips are a great option.  Fortunately, outside of the city, there are several places…

Finally, A Home Biogas Converter That Won’t Break The Bank

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

When it comes to gas for heating your home and cooking, you’re pretty much tied to the utility company. HomeBiogas is a new home biogas converter and digester Kickstarted by 677 backers who pledged nearly half a million dollars to bring the idea of a waste-reducing independent fuel supply into fruition. What’s more, perks included donations to areas in need of steady […]

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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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Day trip to Sagunto

by Janine @ Same Same But Different

It was definitely about time for us to take another day trip out of Valencia, and finally head to Sagunto together. I visited Sagunto 3/4 years ago so I was excited to go back and show Ryan. There’s something great about revisiting a place, appreciating details that you had forgotten about and noticing new things. […]

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Binh Minh’s: The Capital’s Oldest Jazz Bar

by Gerry Flynn @ HOTTABLE

"Sure, we want more quality on the service, I mean you can have a better cocktail elsewhere in Hanoi – easily – but we know our strengths. People don’t come here for our drinks; they come here for us, to see us doing what we love."

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Vietnamese Street Food Tour

Vietnamese Street Food Tour


Back of the Bike Tours

The very best Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam food tour experience for YOU! Saigon's Street Food on the Back of a Motorbike! |*Rated 5 Stars*| Book Now!

Eating and Drinking Through Vietnam - Destination Tips

Eating and Drinking Through Vietnam - Destination Tips


Destination Tips

It took 25 hours of pure travel – cab, plane, shuttle, plane, cab – but I arrived in Ho Chi Minh City intact and on time. I was warned to expect chaos on motorbikes, but unexpected was the degree to which my NYC-hardened senses would be immediately overloaded upon arrival. Ho Chi Minh City, sometimes …

Culinary Experiences – your eating & drinking guide

by admin account @ Visit Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc is a foodie’s paradise, not only is the best of Vietnamese and International cuisine available but every morning local fisherman bring ashore the freshest and […]

My language learning in 2017

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

How is it the end of 2017 already? Here’s a now annual tradition to reflect on my language learning over the past year, update you on what study habits I’ve kept up with and what I’ve changed about my language learning routine. I’ve started with a general overview, then moved into a month-by-month breakdown of ...

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Article My language learning in 2017 from More Vietnamese.

Mì Quảng 85 Noodle House, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ FOOD & DRINK – Vietnam Coracle

Defined by its thick yellow noodles, crunchy rice crackers, quail eggs, fresh mint & salty-sweet sauce, mì quảng is a much-loved dish from Central Vietnam. The version at Mì Quảng 85 in Saigon is full of texture & colour, if a bit too sweet.... Continue reading

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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Tết 2016

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

Hello again. I know it’s been a while, but I’m aiming to make a fresh start in 2016 (Lunar New Year aka Tết is just round the corner) and return to posting more often. Stay tuned!

Article Tết 2016 from More Vietnamese.

The North of Vietnam and Hanoi Today

by admin @ Vietnamese Culture and Tradition

This video clip shows you the current north of Vietnam and Hanoi.

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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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Luke Nguyen's food pho thought

Luke Nguyen's food pho thought


Good Food

From banh mi to rooftop bars, the chef and TV presenter offers his tips for eating in Ho Chi Minh City.

Bottoms Up – Budapest Ruin Bars and Beyond

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Feeling thirsty in Hungary? Check out our favorite places to drink including hip Budapest ruin bars plus cool spots for beer, cocktails and wine. Finding a bar in Budapest is like finding hay in a haystack. The Hungarian capital has a lot of drinking establishments, many filled with young professionals and visiting tourists. Though infamous for its funky ruin bars, the river split city also has traditional pubs, classy wine lounges and even spa bars. Yes, you can imbibe at Budapest bars while getting your soak on. We visited our first (but ...

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Have you been doing something?

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

The last thing I posted is that you should do something, no matter how big or small, to get your learning back on track. Somehow that was 2 months ago. So I thought I’d check in and ask how you’re doing, did you manage to do something? I did. Not quite as much as I’d ...

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

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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Feeling Lost and Saying Goodbye…for Now

by prettylittlegrub @ Pretty Little Grub

Dear Readers, If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time or even if this is your very first time here, from the bottom of my heart thank you. Never in a million years did I think so many people would find my space on the internet, connect with it and come to... 

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

A Cozy Mendocino Getaway: The Brewery Gulch Inn

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

The best girls Mendocino getaway starts with a cozy accommodation on the coast When I asked one of my best friends if she was interested in doing a Mendocino getaway, she couldn’t say yes fast enough. When I told her we would have the chance to stay at a cozy accommodation with an ocean view […]

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

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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Staying Healthy in Vietnam - How to Not Get Sick During Your Vacation | XO Tours Blog

Staying Healthy in Vietnam - How to Not Get Sick During Your Vacation | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

One of the fastest ways to ruin a vacation is by falling sick! Here are some great tips on how to stay healthy during your time in Vietnam.

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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Everything We Ate in South Korea

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide


Travel + Leisure

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

National Popcorn Day, Free Dumplings, Cochon555: This Week In Food Events

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Happy National Popcorn Day! Find out which movie theater in Brooklyn is celebrating with a fancy bowl. Heading out to the Women’s March tomorrow? There’s a bar is hosting a charity happy hour! Looking to celebrate the Grammy’s return to New York City? Chef JJ Johnson knows exactly the place. All that and more in this […]

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

VIDEOS: Celebrating 100,000 views

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ FOOD & DRINK – Vietnam Coracle

To celebrate this modest milestone, I've compiled two video libraries: The 5 most-viewed videos on my channel, and my 5 personal favourite videos on my channel. Together they illustrate the rich diversity of Vietnam as a travel & food destination... Continue reading

Scotland now has a gin-themed spa and we are almost convinced

by Linda.Scarborough @ Eat Out

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Trump Has Already Demolished Obama's Criminal-Justice Legacy

Trump Has Already Demolished Obama's Criminal-Justice Legacy

by Justin George @ VICE

It didn't take long for a big fan of cops, the death penalty, and hating on immigrants to change the system.

15 Travel Tips for Globetrotters with Diabetes

15 Travel Tips for Globetrotters with Diabetes

by Stassi Reid @ Destination Tips

Just because you have diabetes doesn’t mean you have to skip out on traveling the world. Whether you’re heading out on a trip for business or for pleasure, you deserve to get out there and see all the wonderful sights across the globe. We have some great tips you should definitely keep in mind to […]

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Instagram Language Diary Challenge

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

I often use instagram in my language learning. I’ve mentioned that now I often take part in the Language Diary Challenge, but what is it and how can you use it to improve your Vietnamese? From offline to online As you might know, when I was learning Korean I started writing a sentence a day. ...

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Fake Meat Isn’t Fake News

by Peter Cowan @ HOTTABLE

It’s a new year and time to shed old bad eating habits, but luckily Bo De Chay in Hanoi is ready to trick your taste buds into eating like it’s still 2017.

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White Peach Bellini Recipe and Christmas Tips from Chef Peter Gilmore

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This White Peach Bellini recipe is courtesy of one of Australia’s best chefs, Peter Gilmore, who helms the kitchens of Quay and Bennelong in Sydney, arguably two of the city’s and Australia’s finest restaurants. Here he shares his recipe for his go-to Christmas Day drink...

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Quán Ốc Cẩm: Shell Feast

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ FOOD & DRINK – Vietnam Coracle

Dining out on snails, shellfish & beer is a national pastime in Vietnam. Everyone has their favourite quán ốc (snail restaurant) for a night of shells, booze, banter & fun: Quán Ốc Cẩm, in Saigon's District 10, is one of mine... Continue reading

The Most Popular Places of 2017 on Grantourismo – From Siem Reap to the Isaan

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

Our 10 Most Popular Places of 2017 on Grantourismo included the Southeast Asian destinations we love and frequently cover – Cambodia’s main cities and towns, Thailand’s capital and most off the beaten track region, Vietnam’s key destinations, and lovely Luang Prabang in Laos. As 2017...

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Eating & Drinking in the UK – Two Vietnamese Girls’ Opinions

Eating & Drinking in the UK – Two Vietnamese Girls’ Opinions


HOTTABLE

HOTTABLE sat down with two Vietnamese English teachers to find out what they found weird about eating and drinking in the UK.

The Best Places to Eat in Seattle Washington

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Seattle is known around the world for its coffee culture, the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. But what about Seattle restaurants? We’ve asked a local expert to share her picks for the best places to eat in Seattle Washington. Read on to find out how to eat like a local in this wonderful Pacific Northwestern city. Seattle is famous for its cutting-edge coffee culture. But coffee is just one aspect of Seattle’s culinary landscape. Locals dine at the best restaurants in Seattle, shop at Pike Place Market for some of the ...

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5 great places for ice cream in Durban

by Linda.Scarborough @ Eat Out

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Philadelphia cheesesteak wars: 12 hours, 4 cheesesteaks

by Anna @ slightly astray

“You can’t come to Philadelphia and not have a cheesesteak.” Given that the cheesesteak is practically Philly’s symbol, that statement is so true. But we’ll do one better. In fact… we’ll do three better. The best thing about hanging out with foodies is that everyone is enthusiastic about eating and hunting for good food. The best thing about visiting locals is that they know where all the best spots are. The perfect combination. And because everyone has a different opinion...



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Book Review + Giveaway: Why LA? Pourquoi Paris?

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

*EDIT* We have a winner!! CONGRATS to Toni! You’ll be receiving your book in the mail within a couple of weeks. It has been so long since I’ve hosted a giveaway on this blog, but when I got an email in my inbox about an artsy new coffee table book about LA and Paris, I […]

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Travel Misconceptions: Thailand

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

One of my goals on The Atlas Heart is to break down travel misconceptions or judgments about places and ideas. Perhaps it could be that destination that everyone warns you not to visit because of how dangerous it is, or maybe you yourself had preconceived notions that were proven wrong once you arrived to where […]

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TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT HO CHI MINH CITY DURING TET

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

Vietnam Facts

by Ryan @ Same Same But Different

Vietnam  /  Việt Nam Culture Fact: Organised religion is rare in Vietnam Only about 27% of Vietnamese people follow an organised religion, most of whom are Buddhist. The other 73% do have a system of beliefs though: the “Vietnamese folk religion”. There is no “bible” of the Vietnamese folk religion, and it can vary a […]

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Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Best of (the lunar year) 2014

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

It’s New Year’s Eve! The Year of the Horse is about to end and everyone is about to get a year older. So let’s take a little look at the best of More Vietnamese over the past year and look ahead to 2015 (Year of the Goat). Top Articles from 2014 (Year of the Horse) ...

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Hanoi, Vietnam: budget places to eat and drink

Hanoi, Vietnam: budget places to eat and drink


olive magazine

From banh mi and beef pho to omelettes served with a chilli and calamansi dipping sauce this Vietnamese city is a snacker’s delight

Vietnamese at Home

by Ngoc Ha @ Learning Vietnamese

The booklet is made specially for Việt kiều with 98 Vocabulary flashcards of Family members, House & Houseware with beautiful images.

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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41st Anniversary of the liberation of South Vietnam and national reunification (30/4/1975-30/4/2016)

by admin @ Hoi An Tourism – Every travel tips you need about Hoi An

THE PEOPLE’S COMMITTEE OF HỘI AN CITY THE CENTER FOR CULTURE AND SPORTS OF HỘI AN CITY 41st Anniversary of the liberation of South Vietnam and national reunification (30/4/1975-30/4/2016) PROGRAM Time Activity Place 27/4/2016 19:30   Hội An revolutionary music … Continue reading

Drinking beer in Vietnam - More Vietnamese

Drinking beer in Vietnam - More Vietnamese


More Vietnamese

Whether you're at a wedding or eating snails, the Vietnamese are fond of a beer. Here's some useful vocab when drinking beer in Vietnam.

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

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

Unladylike Drinking in Vietnam

by Julia Solervicens @ HOTTABLE

We spoke with a group of five twenty-something-year-old Vietnamese women, of whom some drank and some didn’t, to get some more personal insights.

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How Mindfulness Meditation and Intuitive Eating Intersect

by prettylittlegrub @ Pretty Little Grub

As you may know from my previous posts about meditation, it’s a practice that’s fairly recent to me but that I fell in love with quickly. What I didn’t realize was how much its principles would intersect with the teachings of intuitive and mindful eating. Before I knew much about meditation, I assumed it was... 

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3 Different Ways To Make Pasta Carbonara

by Food Republic @ Food Republic

We love it, you love it, the whole world loves pasta carbonara. Rather than whip up a pot of good old-fashioned Roman-style spaghetti alla carbonara, try these three fun spins on the classic. That’s right, Japan makes a version of spaghetti carbonara so good you’ll forget all about guanciale. Well, maybe not forget-forget. Now beat some […]

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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

Talking Trump's Diplomacy With Obama's Ambassador To The UN

Talking Trump's Diplomacy With Obama's Ambassador To The UN

by Sam Wolfson @ VICE

Power features in a new documentary The Final Year, an all-access look into the end of Obama's presidency.

Song of the Summer (V-Pop)

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

Actually this song by solo singer Tóc Tiên is probably more popular for its dance… there aren’t that many words in it really. It’s no Gangnam style, but the middle part of the song has a fun, copyable dance that’s been popular with young people in Vietnam over the last few months. Here’s a karaoke ...

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Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

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

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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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

European Trip

by Tony @ Vietnam Excellent Tours

Whether you're hiking a forest trail or whale watching, local insight you'll get from a guide will...

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How to learn a foreign language effectively?

by Ngoc Ha @ Learning Vietnamese

How to learn a foreign language effectively? Regularly, constantly. Creative. Pronunciation correctly and standardly. Practice listening, try to speak. Reading skills. Writing is difficult but necessary. Learn the culture and language at the same time. Learn with teacher, friends and … Continue reading

Where to Eat, Caffeinate, Shop and Stay in George Town, Penang: An Opinionated List (UPDATED August 2016)

by Robyn @ EatingAsia

now, as tourism to the UNESCO world heritage site I call home seems to be building momentum, it seems a good time to pull some loose ends together into a post that will, hopefully, insure visitors leave George Town loving it at least a fraction as much as I do.

EATING WELL, AND GLUTEN-FREE, IN VIETNAM - MOMENTUM

EATING WELL, AND GLUTEN-FREE, IN VIETNAM - MOMENTUM


MOMENTUM

When someone in Vietnam tells you that you are a good person, they don’t say—as they might in the West—that you have a good soul. Instead, they say that you have a good stomach. This idiom is a small testament to the deep and abiding love of food in Vietnam. Vietnamese cuisine has its basis …

Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam

Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam


vietnam-guide.com

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

Bourdain and Obama Eat Cheap Noodles, Drink Cold Beer in Vietnam

Bourdain and Obama Eat Cheap Noodles, Drink Cold Beer in Vietnam


NBC News

"Total cost of bun Cha dinner with the president: $6.00,” TV personality Anthony Bourdain wrote. “I picked up the check.”

Dining on a dime: Find out the cost of food in Vietnam

Dining on a dime: Find out the cost of food in Vietnam


InsideVietnam Blog

Vietnamese food is delicious and scandalously cheap, but just how much should you expect to spend? Violet investigates the cost of food in Vietnam.

Good News! Vietnam police find dolphin-slaughtering fishermen

by admin account @ Visit Phu Quoc

wo in a group of fishermen who were seen apparently beheading a dolphin in photos that went viral on Facebook last week have been identified, environmental police […]

Sun And Sea Vacations For Newlyweds Through Vietnam Holiday Package 2018

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Obama eats out in Hanoi: 6 must-try Vietnamese street food and where to get them in Singapore

Obama eats out in Hanoi: 6 must-try Vietnamese street food and where to get them in Singapore


The Straits Times

It was a rare sight - US President Barack Obama sitting on a flimsy plastic stool, having a simple Vietnamese meal in a Hanoi restaurant with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Watermelon Mint Cooler Recipe – A Refreshing Cocktail For a Warm Day

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This watermelon mint cooler recipe is super easy to mix and makes for a refreshing light cocktail to drink on a stifling summer afternoon or a sticky day in the tropics. If you’re in the chilly northern hemisphere turn up your heating and pretend you’re...

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

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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Bourdain and Obama: Six things about the $6 meal

Bourdain and Obama: Six things about the $6 meal


BBC News

An Instagram photo of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain dining in Vietnam with visiting US President Barack Obama has gone viral. But what does the picture say?

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

How To Eat Like A Local In Vietnam

How To Eat Like A Local In Vietnam


AWOL

The freshest fare, from Hanoi to Hoi An.

Coming To Netflix: David Chang Gets Ugly Delicious

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

David Chang, the man behind Momofuku and subject of the first season of Food Republic parent company Zero Point Zero’s Mind of a Chef, is back on screens. Ready for his new show, Ugly Delicious? Premiering on February 23, the eight-episode series follows Chang as he travels, eats and hangs out with notable food personalities like Jessica Koslow, […]

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How to Eat in Saigon

How to Eat in Saigon


2foodtrippers

Saigon is a city filled with motor bikes, coffee and soup. Check out our favorite ways to eat in this exciting Vietnamese city.

Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Why I Want to Go Back to Ireland & Bring You With Me

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

It was love at first sight. I pretty much fell in love with Ireland the moment I saw her. She seduced me with rolling, emerald, sheep-dotted hills and plains of gray-green stone. She stirred my wild side with reckless winds tearing across rocky cliffs, and underneath her incredible expanse of sky, she stole my heart. […]

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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...

Learning Vietnamese & Speaking Vietnamese

by Ngoc Ha @ Learning Vietnamese

Having over 11 years of teaching Vietnamese’s experience with more than 500 students from 34 countries,  I am professional in teaching Vietnamese as second language  in groups, private one-to-one or via Skype, for all level. My lessons are well structured of basic … Continue reading

Every Mile A Memory

by Tony @ Vietnam Excellent Tours

Whether you're hiking a forest trail or whale watching, local insight you'll get from a guide will...

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When Best to travel to Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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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 […]

Another dedicated poké bar has opened in Cape Town

by Linda.Scarborough @ Eat Out

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Classic Negroni with Spices – Our Recipe for a Warming Christmas Negroni

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

A classic negroni with spices has become our new Christmas drink. You need a really good reason to mess with a classic negroni recipe and as far as we’re concerned there are few better reasons than Christmas. This is the first in a series of...

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Asian Food Etiquette — Eating, Drinking and Dining Etiquette

Asian Food Etiquette — Eating, Drinking and Dining Etiquette


Grantourismo Travels

Asian food etiquette isn't rocket science. So why do so many travellers in Asia get it so wrong? So you don't become one of them, here's our guide to Asian food etiquette, whether you're eating on the street, drinking with local friends, or dining out.

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

Budapest Cafes – A Budapest Coffee Guide for the 21st Century

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

The new breed of Budapest cafes are hip, happening and highly caffeinated. Read on to find out our favorite spots to drink third wave coffee in Hungary’s capital city. Budapest is a city known for a cafe culture that’s as rich as the cream that flows into its coffee. Back in the day, artists and poets would meet at Budapest coffee houses to share ideas and philosophies while sipping strong brews and eating a variety of Budapest cake specialties like strudel and flodni. Hundreds of cafes graced both sides of ...

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The Truth About Alcohol In Vietnam

by admin @ Vietnamese Culture and Tradition

In Vietnam, beer is available anywhere in the country at reasonable prices – both local brands such as Hanoi Beer, Saigon Beer, and imported brands such as Tiger Beer and Heineken. However, the most popular alcoholic beverage in the country is the rice wine, which is called in the north of the country “ruou gao” …

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The cost of traveling in Vietnam - Jimmy Eats World

The cost of traveling in Vietnam - Jimmy Eats World


Jimmy Eats World

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.

Stopped learning? Just do something. Anything.

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

Do you like my notepad? It’s pretty. So nice that I haven’t used it yet, even though I bought it months ago. Mostly because I don’t know what to write on the first page. It should be special for a special notepad, right… Wait, what has this got to do with language learning? Well, the ...

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Article Stopped learning? Just do something. Anything. from More Vietnamese.

Packing up for the Sunny Paradise

by Tony @ Vietnam Excellent Tours

Whether you're hiking a forest trail or whale watching, local insight you'll get from a guide will...

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Slurp While You Eat, and other Vietnam Etiquette Tips

Slurp While You Eat, and other Vietnam Etiquette Tips


TripSavvy

Thrive while traveling in Vietnam without committing embarrassing faux pas. Check out these tips on Vietnamese customs, culture, and expectations.

100 British Words for Rain

by Ryan @ Same Same But Different

In the UK, we talk incessantly about the weather. In a recent study, 94% of British people admitted to having talked about the weather in the past six hours, and 38% in the last hour. There are a few reasons for this. The first is that we have a LOT of weather. In my hometown […]

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Death anniversary of the founder of Kim Bồng carpentry

by admin @ Hoi An Tourism – Every travel tips you need about Hoi An

Time: 13 February 2016 Place: Tien Hien Temple and Kim Bong Carpentry Village Time Activity Place 05:30-07:00 Worshipping ceremony Tien Hien Temple 07:00-07:30 Welcome guests 07:30-09:00 – Death anniversary of the founder Worshipping the founder of Kim Bong carpentry Carpenters’ … Continue reading

Wrap Up: November 2017

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

I can’t believe I’ve been back in California for over a month already. It has gone by super fast, probably because my schedule has been filled with plenty of work, family time, and catching up with my closest friends who live in the Bay. I tested out doing a sober month in November for the […]

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Wrap Up: December 2017

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

December is always an interesting month. The end of the year usually means I have plenty to think about in terms reflecting on the past year, what I loved about it and what I could do better in the next 12 months. I was originally planning on being in Scotland for NYE this year, and […]

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Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu


Vietnam Coracle

Independent Travel Guides to Vietnam

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

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

Hello world!

by Tony @ Vietnam Excellent Tours

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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The Best Way To Prevent Malaria in Vietnam

by admin @ Vietnamese Culture and Tradition

Vietnam is one of the risk areas for malaria. There is a small seasonal or regional risk of infection. Accordingly, you should look for on your trip to Vietnam that the necessary steps were taken or points are observed in order to prevent infection with malaria

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The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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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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Hello world!

by Tony @ Vietnam Excellent Tours

Welcome to Travel Time Sites. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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Travel Destinations for 2018: Where I’m Going

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

Where I might be living, visiting, and going back to – these are my potential travel destinations for 2018! It’s my favorite time of the year! And no, I’m not talking about the holidays, although to be sure November and December can be some of my favorite months, especially when I’m surrounded by loved ones. […]

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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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Plan for the best time to visit Phu Quoc Island

by admin account @ Visit Phu Quoc

With temperatures rarely dipping below 25oC (77oF), any time of year is a good time to experience Phu Quoc, there are differences in the weather,  most noticeably […]

Where to Stay in Sapa Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Classic Champagne Cocktail Recipe with a Tropical (Dragon) Fruit Twist

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This classic Champagne cocktail recipe with a tropical fruit twist is a recipe for fun. Serve this exuberant champagne cocktail at the beginning of a meal or social gathering over the holiday season and I guarantee you’ll kick-start the revelry. Champagne is a drink for...

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Pictures of Pompeii Along With Some Tips for Visiting

by Words by Sarah Wilson - Photos by Jonathan Look Jr. @ LifePart2.com

  If you are staying near Naples, Italy, a visit to Pompeii is a must see and makes for a great day trip. The site is an incredible memorial to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius which took place on 24 August, AD 79. The city was once a major Roman port town complete with taverns, […]

Drinking Food at the Deserters' Market

by Robyn @ EatingAsia

'Gaumarjos!' Cheers! It is not the best wine I've drunk since arriving in Tbilisi the week before, not even close. Lightly effervescent, with a distinctly sour edge. Also, it is 10 AM, and I'm not a morning drinker. Not so...

Wrap Up: October 2017

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

I know I say this every single month, but whoa, where did the time go? I’m not sure how we’re already into the second week of November, but here we are. With that said, one of my goals before the end of this year is to get into a better habit of mindfulness. I want […]

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New Lebanese café opens in Sea Point

by Katharine Jacobs @ Eat Out

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Top Things to Eat and Drink in Vietnam...And Where to Find Them

Top Things to Eat and Drink in Vietnam...And Where to Find Them


Pretty Little Grub

Vietnam is a foodie paradise, find out how to pick the best places to eat and the top food and drinks you must try during your visit

Places to eat in Hue, Vietnam. Travelfish.org

Places to eat in Hue, Vietnam. Travelfish.org


Travelfish

An opinionated restaurant, entertainment and eating out travel guide for Hue, Vietnam.

Best Places for North Americans to Travel in Winter

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

I visited my parents in South Dakota this holiday and was reminded of how harsh the Great Planes can be in the winter. As the whole US seems to be in a deep freeze right now it’s only natural to look out that frosted up window and dream of the warm sun hitting your face […]

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12 Things to do in Penang, Malaysia

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

I wasn’t sure what to expect with my return to Malaysia this year. The brief time I spent in the country in 2013 was a good experience overall, but it’s also the first place where I was aggressively groped in broad daylight. Granted, gropings can happen anywhere, but I would be lying if I said […]

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What to Eat in Vietnam: 4 Delicious Dishes - hostelbookers

What to Eat in Vietnam: 4 Delicious Dishes - hostelbookers


Hostelbookers.com Blog

There is so much more to Vietnamese cooking than bowls of noodles and broth... check out four more delicious dishes to gobble down in Vietnam.

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 […]

Vietnamese Proverb and Folk Songs

by admin @ Vietnamese Culture and Tradition

Nobody knows for sure the origin of Vietnamese proverbs and folk songs in terms of their inception and authors. Vietnamese proverbs and folk songs, however, are orally transmitted and incessantly edited throughout generations.

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Restaurant culture in Vietnam

Restaurant culture in Vietnam


Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

If you are traveling to Vietnam, here’s a few things you can expect when going to eat in a restaurant – consider this pre-travel preparation!

Where to eat and drink in Hanoi - Same Same But Different

Where to eat and drink in Hanoi - Same Same But Different


Same Same But Different

Where to eat and drink in Hanoi from an expat couple. All the best places for eating and drinking; street food, nice restaurants, cool cafes and bars.

Drinking snake blood in Hanoi - The Atlas Heart

Drinking snake blood in Hanoi - The Atlas Heart


The Atlas Heart

It was my first night out in Byron last night, we had a good crew going of Norwegians, an Italian, a few Kiwis and Aussies thrown in for good measure, and me as the token American as per usual. There was this Aussie at the trivia night at my hostel, he looked so familiar but …

Two Saigon Soup Houses

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ FOOD & DRINK – Vietnam Coracle

There are thousands of soup houses in Saigon: these are just two of them, but they are good ones, and they both offer three different kinds of soups. One of them is a longtime favourite of mine; the other was a recent 'random encounter'... Continue reading

What To Expect From Trek Sapa Tour Within 2 Days?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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FEBO’s Automat’s Metal Wall of Food

by Jonathan Look @ LifePart2.com

When visiting Amsterdam, if you are eating this far down on the culinary food chain, odds are you are stoned, drunk or starving. I was none of the above, but when we strolled by one of FEBOS’ many automated walls of fried food I was intrigued. It was cold and rainy, and I had a […]

Welcome to Cultural City Hue

by admin @ Vietnamese Culture and Tradition

Hue center of Vietnam Mid-day Ceremony in Thien Mu Pagoda

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Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

Vietnamese Contemporary Cultural Space

by admin @ Vietnamese Culture and Tradition

Vietnamese Contemporary Cultural Space, the Wet-rice Civilization at Ronald Reagan Building Washington DC in June 2007

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Sun, Sea, & Sand

by Tony @ Vietnam Excellent Tours

Whether you're hiking a forest trail or whale watching, local insight you'll get from a guide will...

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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

A Carnivorous Creature Attempts Vegan Hot Pot

by Catherine @ HOTTABLE

Slightly dubious, a highly carnivore creature eats a delicious vegan hot pot at a vegan restaurant and is pleasantly surprised.

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

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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A Ukrainian Expat and Her Family Serve Up Favourites From Home

by The Historienne @ HOTTABLE

The food and the space, featuring red tablecloths and retro Soviet-era posters, are masterminded by Nguyen Svitlana.

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2017, A Year to Myself

by Mimi McFadden @ The Atlas Heart

I never expected 2017 to be a year to myself, but then again, I guess you never really know what life will bring you with each new year. I should know better by now. Even though I didn’t expect it to be a year to myself, I can say with full clarity now that I’m […]

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Enchanted Caribbean Journey

by Tony @ Vietnam Excellent Tours

Whether you're hiking a forest trail or whale watching, local insight you'll get from a guide will...

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Essential Books for Cocktail Enthusiasts – From Spirited Histories to Recipe Books

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

These essential books for cocktail enthusiasts make fab gifts for the concoctors of cocktails and drinks mixers in your life if you’re still stuck for last minute gift ideas. Most of these recommendations have come from professional mixologists and bar owners we’ve meet and are...

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Nazare Photos: The Place to Surf Portugal

by Jonathan Look @ LifePart2.com

Since we are living in Portugal we thought it would be a good idea to recount our adventures in an occasional series we call Portugal Day Trips. We will be continually adding to this feature, so please check it out and if you have any suggestions for more out of the way places to visit in […]

What to See in North Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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A Countdown List of Nuclear States, Plus the Size of Their Stockpiles

A Countdown List of Nuclear States, Plus the Size of Their Stockpiles

by Justin Andress @ Destination Tips

For decades, the world’s great powers have operated under the doctrine of mutually assured destruction, a grim social theory which states that by arming itself with powerful weapons, a nation can deter other countries from using similarly powerful instruments of death. In layman’s terms, throughout the forties, fifties, and sixties, the Soviet Union and The […]

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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

How Banh Chung Is Made

by admin @ Vietnamese Culture and Tradition

This video clip shows you how Vietnamese people make Banh Chung which is a traditional cake during Tet holiday.

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Eating a Beating Cobra Heart in the Snake Village in Vietnam

Eating a Beating Cobra Heart in the Snake Village in Vietnam


LifePart2.com

It was quite an adventure eating a still beating cobra heart, drinking cobra blood and trying several cobra meat dishes near Hanoi, Vietnam!

Exploring Off The Beaten Path Hong Kong: Pai Tau Village

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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The Cafe by the Banyan Tree

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ FOOD & DRINK – Vietnam Coracle

Named after a grand old tree by the roadside, this cafe is located on the scenic road between Phan Thiet & Di Linh, in the Central Highlands. With good views & strong local coffee, it makes a pleasant pit-stop on a motorbike road trip... Continue reading

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