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Why Otres Village is Sihanoukville’s new foodie hotspot

by Cassie @ Move to Cambodia

Once a peaceful river retreat between rice paddies, Sihanoukville’s Otres Village has quickly evolved into one of Cambodia’s coolest and most vibrant destinations. A short walk from Otres Beach, the village is home to locals, expats and tourists alike, offering … Continue reading

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Everything you ever needed to know about Vietnam visas | InsideVietnam Blog

Everything you ever needed to know about Vietnam visas | InsideVietnam Blog


InsideVietnam Blog

If visas are giving you a headache, you have come to the right place. Here, we look at common questions about Vietnam visas and how to get one.

Conquering Mount Fansipan the Right Way (Tallest Mountain in Vietnam)

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It was once only visited by adventure seekers fit enough to make the strenuous hike, but now this mountain offers a few different experiences for all types of travelers. Regardless of the new tram that brings […]

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Four Seasons Hawaii: The Resorts, The Deals, And Maximizing Your Stay

Four Seasons Hawaii: The Resorts, The Deals, And Maximizing Your Stay

by Ford @ One Mile at a Time

Over the past year and a half, I've had a lot of inquiries from readers and clients about the Four Seasons properties in Hawaii. Of all the Four Seasons properties, I receive the most emails and make the most bookings at the Four Seasons resorts currently operating in the Hawaiian Islands: Four Seasons Hualalai (on The Big Island, Hawaii), Four Seasons Lanai, Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, and the Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina.

I've written in the past about the Four Seasons Preferred Partner program, which is a fantastic way to maximize value when staying at any Four Seasons hotel or resort. Four Seasons properties are largely expensive, especially their resorts in Hawaii, which is why it's a no-brainer to book my clients through Four Seasons Preferred Partner, which offers perks like daily breakfast, room upgrades, and resort credits at no additional cost.

Four Seasons Preferred Partner also allows affiliated Travel Advisors (like me) to combines these perks with ongoing promotions like fourth or fifth night free, daily resort credits, and unlimited golf to help my clients get the most out of their stay. This makes Four Seasons Preferred Partner unique compared to similar programs from other hotel brands, which don't allow you to combine these perks with promotions.

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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33 fun and interesting facts about Thailand that will surprise and delight you

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

There’s no denying the myriad attractions of Thailand. Beaches, jungles, cities, spices – this kingdom of intrigue offers endless explorations into culture, nature and history. To help you get to know Thailand a little better, we’ve drawn upon our extensive knowledge of the country to share some of our favorite things about it. You’ll notice

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How to Get your Vietnam Tourist Visa » A guide for Vietnam Visa on Arrival - Love & Road

How to Get your Vietnam Tourist Visa » A guide for Vietnam Visa on Arrival - Love & Road


Love & Road

An easy guide about how to get the Vietnam tourist visa. The visa requirements, forms, visa fees and how to apply online for the Vietnam Visa on Arrival.

Visa & border crossing information for Vietnam

Visa & border crossing information for Vietnam


Travelfish

An overview to the visas available for travel in Vietnam.

A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Sue Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Come to Hue and Eat like a Local Hue City is the old capital of Vietnam. Despite its location – next to Da Nang – the new economic center, Hue is calm and peaceful in a unique way. If you want to have a truly relaxing travel experience, Hue is definitely the city you must […]

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15-day Vietnam visa exemption for Belarus passport holders

by admin @ Immigration Vietnam Visa

According to a recent Resolution from Vietnamese Government, citizens from Belarus are allowed to enter and stay in Vietnam maximum 15 days without visas regardless of types of passport and purposes of visit. The new policy will be in effect for 5 years starting from 1st July 2015 to 30th June 2020. Before that, at […]

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 […]

The 10 best family-friendly destinations in Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Travelers often ask us for recommendations for the best family-friendly holiday in Asia. We’re firm believers that Asia is great for family trips, but we know it’s difficult figuring out what the best destinations are in this vast region for your specific family needs. To help you plan the most amazing family trip in Asia,

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32 Easy & Creative Travel Photography Tips

32 Easy & Creative Travel Photography Tips

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you want to improve your photography skills so you can take better travel photos, you've come to the right place! Whether you’re a total newbie to taking pictures, or you’re an experienced photographer trying to polish your skills, this article is full of photography tips and hacks for people of all levels. 

The Visa Conundrum in Vietnam, Visas in Vietnam

The Visa Conundrum in Vietnam, Visas in Vietnam


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Visa changes effect expat workers, tourists and travellers alike. Visas in Vietnam

Campervan Budget for a 3-Month Road Trip

Campervan Budget for a 3-Month Road Trip

by Ben Zweber @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Traveling across the U.S.A. can be expensive, especially when you're living in a gas-guzzling campervan. Despite gas prices, you can still have a budget friendly road trip. We kept track of everything we spent during our 3 months on the road in the United States and broke it down by category for you to see. If you're planning your own campervan or RV road trip, you're going to want to read this.

Vietnam Tourist Visa Requirements

Vietnam Tourist Visa Requirements


Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

Are you a U.S. Citizen traveling to Vietnam? | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

Are you a U.S. Citizen traveling to Vietnam? | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam


U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

You may obtain a Vietnamese visa in three ways:  (1) in advance from a Vietnamese consulate or Embassy; (2) a Vietnamese single-entry e-visa at the website of Vietnam Immigration Department (please view our E-visa Application Steps for more instructions); (3) or you may obtain a written approval letter for a visa upon arrival.  To obtain a written approval letter, you must ...

Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

On your way from Takaoka to the Vladivostok ferry? Take a look out the window: the name of the Himi train line means Ice-Watching.

Visiting 6 Continents In Under 58 Hours

Visiting 6 Continents In Under 58 Hours

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

First of all, let me say that I'm sorry to those of you who don't find this interesting. Please skip this post. I understand sometimes this blog can get obsessive about certain topics, and that's just my nature. I love the nitty-gritty of routing rules, connections, etc. That's probably why I find this topic so interesting. I know some people are just as fascinated by this, while others can't stand it. Thank goodness people can just click away if they want to.

The past few days I've talked quite a bit about the round the world flying records that exist. Earlier this week an Etihad executive set a world record for the fastest round the world journey, defined based on traveling to antipodal airports (meaning airports on exactly the opposite ends of the earth).

Insider’s View Episode 8 – Fiona Briers

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

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

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Vietnam Changes Visa Requirements for US Travelers

Vietnam Changes Visa Requirements for US Travelers


The Points Guy

Vietnam announced that it's changing its visa requirement for US-based travelers. Only one visa is needed for the entire year.

Vietnam to issue 1 year visas for US passport holders in May 2016

by admin @ Immigration Vietnam Visa

The National Assembly of Vietnam has just approved a plan on issuing 12 months multiple entries visa for US passport holders who travel for short-term tourism or business purpose. According to media release by U.S. Embassy in Hanoi on 11th April, the new reciprocity arrangement is expected to enter into force in late May or […]

Preview: IHG’s Revamped PointBreaks List

Preview: IHG’s Revamped PointBreaks List

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Earlier I wrote about how IHG is revamping their PointBreaks promotion. This is a promotion they've been offering on a quarterly basis for years, which allows you to book select hotels for just 5,000 points per night. Given that I value IHG points at ~0.5 cents each, that's the equivalent of paying just ~$25 per night for a hotel room, which is a steal.

The issue is that the quality of the hotels on the lists has been gradually decreasing over the years, to the point that many of us don't even bother trying with the promotion anymore. It's great if you happen to be traveling to somewhere that has a PointBreaks hotel, but otherwise it's just not worth going out of your way to stay at one, in my opinion.

This week IHG has announced that they're changing up the PointBreaks promotion, and more specifically, hotels will cost 5,000, 10,000, or 15,000 points per night going forward. IHG is promising that they'll offer more hotels than in the past, and presumably higher quality hotels as well.

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 […]

Getting Around in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back to the Community)

by Sue Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The phrase “socially responsible travel” is a new trend followed by travelers all over the world, in the context that traveling and experiencing new cultures is popular nowadays. Hanoi, renown for the chaotic Old Quarter, many little temples, Dong Xuan Market that sells household goods and street food, already has so much to offer. However, […]

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17 surprising ways traveling Southeast Asia like an insider can change you

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

It’s a simple fact that travel is transformative. If you travel Southeast Asia with an open mind, there’s no doubt your journeys will affect you. If you grew up in a Western country, you feel the effects even more. The contrast to what you’re used to back home can come as a shock, but, as

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Hilarious: Renting A Car Without Paying Any Fees

Hilarious: Renting A Car Without Paying Any Fees

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Tripp and Tyler is a pretty funny YouTube channel that does lots of skits based on things you may encounter in real life. Just yesterday they uploaded a hilarious video called "A Rental Car Success Story," which I think perfectly sums up most peoples' experiences with the "big guy" car rental companies. Here's the video, if you need a good laugh:

A couple of weeks ago they made a video entitled "Air Travel In Real Life," which is about what it would be like if being a passenger in a car were like being in a plane:

Aerolíneas Argentinas AR 1413 Mendoza-MDZ to Buenos Aires-AEP

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

Aerolíneas Argentinas Flight # AR 1413 Mendoza-MDZ to Buenos Aires-AEP Dept 11:25 am Arrv 1:01 pm

Mendoza is quite a small, mostly domestic, airport. They have a few international flights, but mainly just to Santiago, Chile-SCL, just on the other side of the mountains. Our hotel advised us that arriving appx 1 hour before departure is more than enough time to check-in with bags when traveling to Buenos Aires.

BOOKING

We booked this segment as part of a larger Delta SkyMiles award ticket. Finding and adding Aerolíneas Argentinas award space to a Delta award reservation can be a bit tricky, so check out our guides here: Booking an Awesome Argentina Itinerary with Delta SkyMiles + Other SkyTeam Partners and All about our South American trip to Chile and Argentina: Santiago, Mendoza and Buenos Aires.

CHECK-IN

We arrived right at 10:25 am, one hour in advance, and made our way up to the Aerolíneas Argentinas check-in counter. There were only about 3 people in line with plenty of agents available to help. We handed over our passports and checked our 3 bags without any trouble.

BOARDING

There seem to be very few gates and waiting areas, so they had us wait until the small post-security gate was clear. Once we got on the other side of security, the waiting area was virtually empty:

Boarding, from what I could gather, started with rows 22-15 and then everyone else. This makes total sense: let those in the very back board first which, in theory, should speed up the boarding process.

SEAT

Our aircraft was a Boeing 737-700, in a 3 x 3 configuration with appx 22 rows of 6 across in economy + a 1st class cabin with 2 rows of 2 x 2:

We made it to our seats near the back of the plane:

The plane is noticeably older but still in fine shape with cloth seats. The pitch of the seats seemed quite small. It seemed like tighter legroom than most domestic Delta flights, probably more in line with AirAsia or Spirit Airlines.

The plane was only about 1/2 to 2/3 full with lots of empty seats. This might explain why they had already canceled a few of the flights before us in the morning: cancel one and just move those passengers to the later flight.

Seated by the window and ready to take off!

After a quick safety demonstration, we were airborne!

MEAL SERVICE

The drink and snack service was started promptly upon reaching cruising altitude so as to try and serve everyone on the relatively short flight.

While no choice was given, we were handed snack boxes with mini alfajores, cheese crackers, and another small pastry.

If nothing else, the boxes were cool and celebrated the history of flight and the airline

After a short flight, we began our descent into Buenos Aires.

Touchdown at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, Buenos Aires!

After deplaning, we rushed off to baggage claim and then into the city to start our few days in Buenos Aires!

 

Singapore City Tour during a 10-Hour Layover

by mccown @ Weekend Blitz

After flying in on Singapore Airlines from Jakarta (Singapore Airlines B777-200 First Class Jakarta-CGK to Singapore-SIN (SQ 953)), we were faced with a 10-hour layover in Singapore and, because we’ve never visited the city before, we took advantage of the layover and popped out of the airport (as impressive as it was) to see as much as we could in the short time.

Because Singapore is a hub, they’ve made sightseeing during a layover very easy! The airport offers free two-hour tours but, since we had more time than that, we opted to DIY and head out on the hop-on, hop-off bus. This gave us the freedom to do things on our own time and see more than the 2-hour free tour, plus Singapore Airlines/Silk Air boarding pass holders receive a 50% discount on bus tickets! We purchased adult tickets for just $19.50 SGD (roughly $14 USD) each once we hopped on a bus.

We knew that our luggage was checked through to our next destination, so we only had our carry-ons. We opted to store most of what we were carrying so we’d have less things to lug around with us all day and found the baggage storage at the airport to be more than adequate. Plus, there’s a storage area in all three terminals, so it’s very convenient no matter where you’re flying in/out (and pretty cheap for just carry-ons since they charge by weight).

Once we were free of everything but the day’s essentials, we headed through customs and right to the metro stop inside the airport (the metro leaves from Terminals 2 and 3).

It takes about an hour to get into the city center from the airport, so be sure to factor traveling time in your layover plan. We got off the metro at City Hall and walked to the nearby bus stop: aptly named City Hall, too.

Once on the Red Line bus, we decided to stay aboard until we found stops that we wanted to explore more, knowing that we’d get to see more stops if we stayed on the bus longer. Here are the stops where we got off for a bit and explored on foot:

Chinatown: having never been to China, Singapore’s Chinatown was as close as we’d get for a while, we figured. It was pretty similar to other Chinatowns we’ve seen, but still very cool to see and different from the rest of the city.

Old Customs House (near the Raffles Hotel): The famous Singapore Sling cocktail was originally concocted at the Raffles Hotel. We headed to the Long Bar Steakhouse in the luxury hotel to try it from the original place. It’ll cost ya, though… just one drink costs close to $30 (!!) but it does come with all-you-can-eat peanuts.  🙂

Note: The Long Bar Steakhouse is closed for renovations with plans to re-open in mid-2018, but you can still try the Singapore Sling at the nearby Bar & Billiard Room.

The grounds of the Raffles Hotel make you feel like you’re in a time machine to the colonial era since it [...]

Discover: Kratie

by @ Wikitravel

The interior of the Phnom Sombok temple in Kratie, Cambodia is decorated with torture scenes for the edification of the non-virtuous visitor.

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. […]

40 percent off stamping fees for Vietnam visa since November 23, 2015

by admin @ Immigration Vietnam Visa

According to Circular No 157/2015 / TT-BTC of the Ministry of Finance providing the regime on collection, management and use of fees for issuing passports, visas and papers on entry, exit, transit and residence in Vietnam, the visa fees for foreigners and Vietnamese people residing abroad will have a dramatic decrease. In particular, the rates […]

How easy to get 6 months or 1 year visa on arrival to Vietnam in 2016?

by admin @ Immigration Vietnam Visa

How easy to get 6 months or 1 year visa on arrival to Vietnam in 2016? Four years ago, it’s almost impossible for first-time travelers to apply for long term visa like 6 months or 1 year visa to stay in Vietnam. The maximum visa duration they can obtain is 3 months only. For those […]

7 Must See Sights In The Mekong Delta

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

Come visit the Mekong Delta region of Southern Vietnam to discover hidden wonders. Ecotourism is a strong industry in this lush tropical region. Cruise down the Mekong River in a boat taxi and discover a world from the past. Floating markets, ancient temples, fruit orchards, museums, and scenic rice paddy farms dot the area. Here are 7 must see […]

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Top 10 Sights In Hoi An Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

The historic city of Hoi An is on the central coast of Vietnam and was a major international trading port up until the 19th century. Hoi An has much to offer for tourists: excellent cuisine, ancient ruins, sandy beaches, great shopping, and enough historic buildings to make it a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s one of the […]

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Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

Good things come in threes — and in Japan, the list includes views, castles, gardens, mountains, hot springs and giant Buddha statues.

The 12 best hikes in Southeast Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Southeast Asia may not be famous for its hikes, but the region has its fair share of spectacular trails. It’s not that it’s difficult finding good hikes in Southeast Asia, it’s more if they’re worth exploring, given the proximity of Nepal, China and Japan. As adventure travel and hiking specialists in Asia, we say yes,

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How to travel with 2 passports: Hongkong and BNO

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

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

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Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

Chippewa Square in Savannah, Georgia was the site of the bus stop in the movie Forrest Gump, but don't look for the famous bench; it was just a prop.

Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

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

Great Star Alliance Business Class Fares From Germany To The US

Great Star Alliance Business Class Fares From Germany To The US

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Yesterday I wrote about some fantastic SkyTeam business class fares that are available for travel from Germany to the US. Assuming you can originate in Germany, you can snag a heck of a deal for a ticket on Air France, Alitalia, Delta, or KLM. For anyone who was considering one of those fares, they're actually more readily available now than yesterday. Yesterday the fare had major limits on the dates you could travel, while now they're even available over peak summer dates, which is awesome.

It looks like Star Alliance is largely matching this sale. No, the fares aren't identical in all markets, though Star Alliance airlines have exceptional business class fares for travel between Germany and North America. These fares are valid for many cities in Germany to many cities in North America.

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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Eco-Friendly Products for Responsible Travelers

Eco-Friendly Products for Responsible Travelers

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Traveling responsibly is so much easier when you're prepared and have the right tools. This list of eco-friendly travel gear will help you travel more sustainably and will lessen your footprint on the environment. 

Do You Redeem Your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points For 1.5 Cents Each?

Do You Redeem Your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points For 1.5 Cents Each?

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ are two of the most popular rewards credit cards out there, and there's not a single best way to redeem those points. The points give you a lot of flexibility, and you can most efficiently redeem them as cash towards the cost of a travel purchase, or transfer them to one of the excellent Ultimate Rewards hotel or airline partners.

The three cards that directly earn Ultimate Rewards points are the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve℠, and Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card.

Then the Chase Freedom® Card, Chase Freedom Unlimited®, and Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card are technically cashback cards, where each point can be redeemed for one cent cash. However, if you can have any of those cards in conjunction with one of the three cards earning Ultimate Rewards points, then you can transfer over those points at a 1:1 ratio.

Vietnam Cookery Centre

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Thailand's Famous Lantern Festival: Loy Krathong & Yi Peng

Thailand's Famous Lantern Festival: Loy Krathong & Yi Peng

by Ben Zweber @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If releasing a sky lantern during Thailand's famous Yi Peng festival is on your travel bucket list, you will definitely want to check out this article that walks you through everything you need to know to enjoy Loy Krathong and Yi Peng in Chiang Mai. Plus, we're sharing which event you should avoid!

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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How to Get a Vietnam Tourist Visa | BEFORE Travel

How to Get a Vietnam Tourist Visa | BEFORE Travel


BEFORE Travel

So you’ve done it. You have finally booked your tour to one of the most incredible, diverse and stunningly beautiful countries on the planet. Before you start salivating about Vietnamese coffee or googling ‘how do you say thank you in Vietnamese’, you’ll need to get the Vietnam tourist visa. Don’t worry, it’s easy! Almost everyone …

7 Short Luxury Cruises in Asia that will make you want to set Sail

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Luxury cruises in Asia are an undisputed treat. ‘Throw off the bowlines’ as the Mark Twain quote urges – cast away your ties to ordinary travel and embrace the timeless enchantment of the overwater journey. Cruising is one of our favorite ways to see a country – all the more when it’s aboard an elegant

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U.S. Citizens Can Now Get An Electronic Visa For Vietnam - One Mile at a Time

U.S. Citizens Can Now Get An Electronic Visa For Vietnam - One Mile at a Time


One Mile at a Time

Vietnam is now issuing electronic visas for U.S. citizens. Here's what you need to know.

More Great Oneworld First Class Fares From Europe To The US

More Great Oneworld First Class Fares From Europe To The US

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Lately we've seen more and more great international first class fares. It used to be that airlines would consistently discount business class tickets but that first class fare sales were rare, but that has been changing. Nowadays it's not unusual to see transatlantic first class fares of $2,500 or less, especially if traveling roundtrip from Europe to the US (rather than the other way around)

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about some great American and British Airways first class fares valid for travel from many European gateways to the US. Well, there are some more great fares for this summer, for anyone looking to travel from Europe to the US.

SecretFlying notes that American and British Airways have very attractive first class fares for travel in July and August. To get the fares you have to originate in Oslo and then return to Stockholm, Gothenburg, or Hamburg (so you'll want to use the multi-city feature on ITA Matrix or Google Flights). There are great fares to several US cities, though Miami is among the most attractive options.

27 fun and interesting facts about Bangkok that will make you want to go

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Bangkok is the most visited city in the world, and in our opinion it’s one of the region’s most exciting capitals. It’s a bustling, vibrant, cosmopolitan metropolis where countless adventures await. There’s so much to experience in Bangkok it can be hard to know where to start. There are temples to visit, markets to shop,

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12 Years Of Travel: Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

Museum of Vietnamese History

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

How to get Vietnam Visa from Portugal?

How to get Vietnam Visa from Portugal?

by admin @ Immigration Vietnam Visa

For most countries, Vietnam Visa can be obtained through 2 channels: via Vietnam Embassy in the respective country or via Vietnam Department of Immigration (Vietnam visa on arrival). However, this is not the case for Portuguese passport holders, as there isn’t a Vietnam Embassy in Portugal just yet. Although various visa and travel agency websites […]

How To Get A Vietnam Visa In Bangkok

How To Get A Vietnam Visa In Bangkok


Travel Happy

Wondering how to get a Vietnam visa in Bangkok? Read our step by step guide to locating the embassy, what to bring and current visa fees

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 […]

Two Days in Hanoi – How to Make the Most of It

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Small alleys crammed with food stalls, delicious smells filling the air of the quaint Old Town streets and imposing monuments honoring Vietnam’s rich and turbulent history— all that and more is Hanoi. If you are planning a short trip here and want to see all the main attractions, this two-day itinerary of the capital is […]

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Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

Among the artifacts displayed at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland is a flag from Hitler's staff car. (Don't ask how they got it.)

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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US Citizens Can Now Apply For Brazilian E-Visas

US Citizens Can Now Apply For Brazilian E-Visas

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

In October Brazil announced that in 2018 they'd begin issuing electronic visas for citizens of the United States, Australia, Canada, and Japan. This is such a huge step in the right direction, given that previously getting a visa to Brazil was both costly and time consuming. Well, there's great news -- as of today, US citizens can apply for Brazilian e-visas. The cost to apply is just $40, plus a $4.24 service fee, which is a huge reduction over the previous fee of $160.

You can apply for a Brazilian e-visa here, and read all the frequently asked questions here. To apply you'll need to register on the site, complete the visa application form, upload mandatory documents, answer a set of questions, and then make the online payment for the fee.

The application page indicates that visas should be approved 4-5 business days after the completed application is submitted. E-visas should be valid for two years from when they're issued, or when the passport expires, whichever comes first. They're valid for multiple entries, though you can't spend more than 90 days per year in Brazil with an e-visa.

Discover: Jacksonville

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Fort Caroline National Memorial in Jacksonville, Florida, don't expect to see the eponymous fort itself; it's now beneath the waters of the St. John's River.

How to get Vietnam visa from South Korea?

by admin @ Immigration Vietnam Visa

As a citizen of South Korea, you are exempted for Vietnam visa for a stay of maximum 15 days in Vietnam. However, if you want to stay longer than 15 days, it is a must to obtain Vietnam visa as the first permission to enter the country. There are two ways of getting Vietnam visa […]

What is Sustainable Tourism and What Does it Look Like Around the World

What is Sustainable Tourism and What Does it Look Like Around the World

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

What is sustainable travel? Well, isn't that a good question! I am delving into what sustainable tourism looks like around the world: from Colombia to Germany! Read real life stories and examples of how sustainable travel can transform our world for the better and become a part of the change!

Vietnam Tourist Visa: Application Requirements, Instructions, & Information

Vietnam Tourist Visa: Application Requirements, Instructions, & Information


US Visa Connection

Need a Vietnam Tourist Visa Fast? Vietnam Tourist Visa Application Requirements, Instructions, & Consulate Information Guide for Vietnamese Tourism Visas.

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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10 Things To Do In Hanoi Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

Known as the Paris of Asia, Hanoi beckons to millions of tourists each year to Vietnam thanks to its thriving arts scene, colonial architecture, museums, shopping districts, and the scenic natural beauty of over 20 lakes, pagodas, and over 50 Buddhist temples. Hanoi, the capitol of Vietnam, was ranked in the 2015 Traveler’s Choice Awards™ […]

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Top 16 Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur

Top 16 Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Kuala Lumpur is a popular Southeast Asian hub known for its food and diversity. Whether you're on a visa run, exploring during a layover, or are making a stop on your Southeast Asia itinerary, we've got some unique ideas of things to do in Malaysia's capital city. From the popular sights to well off the beaten path, we'll walk you through the top things to do in Kuala Lumpur.

Question about date of entry and nationality

by admin @ Immigration Vietnam Visa

Hi there, we are planning to visit Vietnam on 20 Aug; however the arrival time of the flight is actually 00:05am 20 Aug. So if the flight arrives early, it might actually be 19 Aug by the time we get to the immigration. So in this case, should we put 19 Aug or 20 Aug […]

Discover: Jakar

by @ Wikitravel

A cypress tree outside Kurje Lhakhang monastery in Jakar, Bhutan is claimed to have grown from Guru Rinpoche's walking stick.

How to Get a Visa to Vietnam - Anna Wickham

How to Get a Visa to Vietnam - Anna Wickham


Anna Wickham

I get this question all the time, and rightfully so: How do you get a visa to live in Vietnam? I’ve been to a lot of countries and visa instructions are notoriously confusing, no matter which country you’re traveling to. I’m almost never certain I’ve done it correctly unless I’ve already been to that country.

Lufthansa A350 Business Class – Munich-MUC to Delhi-DEL LH 762

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

After touching down a bit late from our inbound flight from Charlotte, we scurried from Terminal H to L by taking a short train. We were assigned gate L13 and, fortunately, the Lufthansa Lounge was directly across the hall. This allowed us about 45 mins to get showers and freshen up for the next 7-8 hour flight.

BOOKING

We booked this flight using United MileagePlus Miles. We spent a total of 90,000 miles each for the Business Class award, including:

Lufthansa Business Class Charlotte-CLT to Munich-MUC Lufthansa Business Class Munich-MUC to Delhi-DEL Air India Business Class Delhi-DEL to Colombo-CMB United Economy Class Charleston-CHS to Newark-EWR

We purposely switched our flights around to have the opportunity to fly Lufthansa’s first A350 since it was a bit of a novelty and was still basically brand new.

CHECK-IN

Although most of the check-in was performed in Charlotte-CLT the day before, the gate agent was checking visas before boarding and marking boarding passes to help speed up the process later.

Boarding and visa check prior to boarding

LH D-AIXA waiting at the gate

BOARDING

Boarding was, as I’m sure we’ll be used to soon once in India, disorganized and very pushy. Quite crazy that people are in such a hurry to get on a plane that isn’t going to leave anyone behind.

Instead of breaking the boarding up by class or zone, they had priority boarding of wheelchairs and babies. But, that’s all the announcements they seemed to make as business class travelers just sort of started going through. Then, people were jumping lines; it was confusing and we didn’t know what to do next. Plus, while the priority boarders were still waiting on the elevator to take them downstairs, the business class travelers were streaming past them to get to the stairs….beating the priority boarders onto the plane. A bit odd…especially since this was Lufthansa.

Business Class boarding area, the calm before the storm of pushy people

Once past the gates, the jet bridge had 2 boarding doors, one for Economy and another for just Business Class (well also for First but the A350 is 3 cabin, not 4).

Rounding the corner, we found the bright, new and clean cabin:

Right after boarding we were offered a welcome drink:

SEAT

We quickly got situated into seats 5A and 5C.

The seats on this A350 are nothing new; it’s the same exact Business Class seat you’ll find on their A330s, A340s, A380s, 747-8s, etc.

It is, by all means, a great product, but it is quickly getting outdated as many other airlines have already switched to an all-aisle access Business Class cabin– that is to say: 1 x 2 x 1 as a seating configuration. Lufthansa, by contrast, has installed their standard (and relatively new) 2 x 2 x 2 seating configuration on this brand new plane.

Here’s the seating chart from Lufthansa’s A350s:

The Business class section (split up by a galley and lavatories) has 8 rows x 6 seats for a total of 48 seats.

And, here’s the seating chart for a bunch of other airlines that have received the A350; all of their cabins feature the 1-2-1 [...]

How to get a visa for Vietnam in Cambodia

How to get a visa for Vietnam in Cambodia


Move to Cambodia

If you're headed to Vietnam after Cambodia, we've got the low-down on the best way to get a Vietnam visa while you are here (hint: don't go to the embassy).

How to get a Vietnam Visa On Arrival

How to get a Vietnam Visa On Arrival


Two Wandering Soles

Need a tourist visa for Vietnam? We'll show you the options and which one is the cheapest and fastest way to get a Vietnam visa. 

New printable Vietnam e-visa to be available by January 2017

by admin @ Immigration Vietnam Visa

New, printer-friendly e-visa service is currently being developed and will be implemented on January 1st 2017. In a tourism development conference on August 9th in Hoi An, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told the press that he had allocated US$8.8 million to expedite the new e-visa project on January 1st 2017. Once launched, travelers […]

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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These countries just made getting a visa easier

These countries just made getting a visa easier


The Independent

A number of long-haul destinations have made it easier for UK citizens to pick up tourist visas, making booking a visit that much easier. From slashed prices in Uganda to card payments in Zambia, find out how these countries are trying to make tourist trips smoother.

Ultimate Japan Travel Guide: Everything You Need to Know for Your First Visit

Ultimate Japan Travel Guide: Everything You Need to Know for Your First Visit

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you're planning to visit Japan, this information-packed guide has the answers to all your questions. We are sharing exactly how much it costs to travel to Japan, and we're throwing in some money-saving budget tips! Plus, find out the best places to go in Tokyo, which Japanese foods to try, and how to ride the bullet trains. This is the most complete Japan travel guide out there and will help you plan the trip of your dreams.

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, […]

Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

Medieval frescoes in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Bohinj, Slovenia often show figures with large swellings of the neck (goiters), caused by lack of iodine in the local diet.

What to do in Bangkok: Unique and Cheap Things You Won’t Want to Miss

What to do in Bangkok: Unique and Cheap Things You Won’t Want to Miss

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you’re bored in Bangkok, something's wrong with you! There are endless fun things to do in this ever-growing city. We created a list of top activities that you shouldn’t miss while visiting Bangkok. Some are super touristy (yet still worthwhile), like the Grand Palace and Khao San Road, but some are hidden gems, like an amazing Tuk Tuk Food Tour and an off-the-beaten path floating market. Whether it’s your first time in Thailand or you already have your favorite Soi, this guide is for you!

A Guide For Getting Your Tourist Or 5-Year Exemption Vietnam Visa - Vietcetera

A Guide For Getting Your Tourist Or 5-Year Exemption Vietnam Visa - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

Resources online all say different things. So for your traveling needs, we’ve assembled all the resources you need to get a visa to Vietnam.

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

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

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

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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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1 year multiple entry Vietnam Visa for U.S. citizens

1 year multiple entry Vietnam Visa for U.S. citizens

by admin @ Immigration Vietnam Visa

From August 26th 2016, 1-year multiple entry Vietnam Visa is the only visa available for U.S. passport holders. 1 month, 3 month, 6 month and single entry visas no longer exist. Furthermore, the maximum duration for a single stay is 90 days, meaning you can’t stay in Vietnam for more than 3 months at a […]

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 […]

Québec City – A Photo Gallery Walking Tour

by mccown @ Weekend Blitz

After spending some time in Montreal, we tacked on a visit to Québec City to the end of our trip. While not nearly the size of Montreal, it was a great addition to our Montreal trip because it gave us a better taste of Canada. Montreal, while totally worth visiting (it feels like Europe-meets-North America), has more of an international city vibe and doesn’t give you a true Canadian experience. Québec City, although still quite touristy, was much more of a cultural experience than Montreal.

Although the city changed from French rule to British rule in 1763, only a mere 1.5% of the population is considered an Anglophone — 95% of Québec’s population speaks French as its first language. Québec City is the seat of Québecois government and about 95% of the people conduct the government in French. With a total of 550,000 people living in the city, appx. 50,000 were provincial government and 30,000 were Federal and government subcontractors…so a LOT of these Québec City residents are fluent in French.

Sure, Québec is French Canadian, but there’s no doubt that these parts were settled by the French not too long ago. Many things about the walled city are similar to Arles, a walled city in “its motherland.” In fact, Grande Allee looks almost identical to a road in Arles. And, FYI: this street is DEAD on a Monday night at 11pm in May…although rumored to be hopping on weekends in the summer.

Even though you surely won’t need as much time to explore this small city as you would in Montreal, the drive up is absolutely, 110% worth it because of the pretty Canadian countryside you pass on the way up and also for the authenticity it offers– despite feeling a bit like a tourist trap.

After wearing shorts in Montreal (in May), just a few hours north (and, granted, a significant cold front coming in), it was literally FREEZING in Québec City. I mean, WTF? All I packed was flip-flops and we’ve only got 1 day in this city…so, as much as I wanted to stay inside, explore we must. The #FWP of a self-proclaimed “adventurer.”

Inside the walled city, the atmosphere is a little more lively, with at least a few stragglers walking along the streets and several bars filled with who I would assume to be fellow tourists. The Saint Alexandre Pub was filled with people at 11:45 pm on a Monday night. We highly recommend it for a little atmosphere– and a break from the numbing cold.

 

Getting A Chinese Visa In Hanoi, Vietnam - NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog

Getting A Chinese Visa In Hanoi, Vietnam - NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog


NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog

Everything you need to know about getting a Chinese visa in Hanoi, Vietnam. The cost, what you need to take with you and the whole application process.

Khon Kaen, Thailand to host PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

CHIANG MAI, Thailand, January 26, 2018 – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that the PATA… Read More   

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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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10 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Mid-February marks Vietnam’s most important date – Tet, the New Year’s period. It can be hard getting accurate insider information about Tet celebrations and what happens across the nation during its most festive period. It can be hard figuring out if Tet is a good time to visit Vietnam. Knowing what we know about Tet,

Read 10 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival on Backyard Travel.

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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Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

Among the objects on display at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas, memorializing the city's favorite son, is a giant-size replica of the rocker's trademark glasses.

Planning A Trip To Vietnam

by Cassandra Caballero Legge @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

The country of Vietnam curls around the countries of Laos and Cambodia like a long comma on the Indochinese Peninsula, snugged up on the east against the South China Sea, and bordered on the north by China. The two most famous cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, are located on opposite ends of the […]

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Jet Airways Cuts Ties With Emirates & Gulf Air As Of April 1, 2018

Jet Airways Cuts Ties With Emirates & Gulf Air As Of April 1, 2018

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Last year Jet Airways made the decision to cut ties with American, as we saw their partnership ending as of December 31, 2017. Now it's no longer possible to earn and redeem AAdvantage miles on Jet Airways, and vice versa. That wasn't the only partnership cuts we saw from Jet Airways last year. They also cut ties with four Star Alliance airlines -- Austrian, Lufthansa, Swiss, and Turkish.

The motive here seems pretty clear. Delta and Jet Airways introduced an expanded partnership as of March 2016, giving travelers more access to the Indian market. For a while there were even rumors of Delta buying a 24% stake in Jet Airways, though that never happened. However, it's clear that Jet Airways is now very much in the Air France-KLM and Delta clique, and that came at the expense of their other partnerships that were focused on transatlantic travel.

Jet Airways has just announced that they're ending even more partnerships. As of April 1, 2018, Jet Airways will no longer partner with Emirates or Gulf Air. Currently it's possible to earn and redeem JetPrivilege miles on both of those airlines, though that will no longer be possible starting in a few months.

How to get Vietnam visa from Nepal?

by admin @ Immigration Vietnam Visa

For Nepalese passport holders, there are 2 ways to obtain entry visa to Vietnam: through Vietnam Embassy or via online visa service: Option 1: Get Vietnam visa through Vietnam Embassy/Consulate Unfortunately, there is currently no information about Vietnam Embassy in Nepal. Please find the most convenient Embassy of Vietnam for your Vietnam visa application. – […]

Top 101 Unique Gift Ideas For Travelers

Top 101 Unique Gift Ideas For Travelers

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you’re looking for a gift for someone who loves to travel, but you can’t afford to buy them a flight around the world, we’ve got a ton of ideas for you - 101 ideas, to be exact! From super practical travel gear they’ll actually use to pretty gifts for their home, this is one of the most complete gift guide out there. We’re sure you’ll find the perfect unique gift for your favorite traveler!

Vietnam Tourist Visa On Arrival

Vietnam Tourist Visa On Arrival


The Au Co Cruise

The Au Co - The Luxury Cruise is very pleased to arrange a Vietnam Visa on arrival for guests booking cruises to the Gulf of Tonkin with us.You will be required an Approval Letter to obtain a Vietnam visa. This is a letter approved by Vietnamese Immigration Department, which allows you to enter and remain to stay in Vietnam for a given period. With the Approval Letter, you can obtain a visa for  Vietnam at any Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate overseas or at a Vietnamese international airport.

Vietnam Visa for Indian Citizens - PATA

Vietnam Visa for Indian Citizens - PATA


PATA

Indian citizen need a visa to Vietnam? Yes, Indian citizen need a visa to Vietnam prior departure. Vietnam Visa for… Read More   

Full guide on filling in Vietnam Visa On Arrival Form N1

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

Vietnam visa on arrival form N1 or Vietnam entry and exit form - Application for a Vietnamese Visa (N1) is one of the most important documents that you must bring along when traveling to Vietnam if you apply for Vietnam visa on Arrival.

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25 Fun and Interesting Facts about Borneo that will inspire you to go

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Borneo. You probably know it for its rainforests, orangutans and world-class scuba diving. But there’s a lot more to this lush tropical island. Did you know that its jungles provide a rich habitat for rare creatures? It’s also home to the world’s largest (and most pungent) flower, its richest monarch and the highest peak in

Read 25 Fun and Interesting Facts about Borneo that will inspire you to go on Backyard Travel.

Etihad A380 First Apartment – Flight EY 460 Abu Dhabi-AUH to Melbourne-MEL – Part 2

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

This post is continued from Etihad A380 First Apartment – Flight EY 460 Abu Dhabi-AUH to Melbourne-MEL – Part 1. Check it out to see the first half of the review.

BATHROOM

Proving size was really the theme of the experience, even the bathroom was huge:

I took a quick glimpse of the stairs, just to confirm that we were, in fact, on the 2nd floor:

ON-BOARD BAR

Before turning in for the night, we walked around the cabin to explore the on-board bar.

The bar is situated on the top deck of the A380 aircraft, in-between First and Business class:

It was completely empty when we made our way over.

We were a bit dismayed to find that the bar wasn’t stocked as it normally is due to Ramadan, but you can certainly lounge in the area. A flight attendant came over and said that she’d be happy to discreetly make us a drink of our choice in the galley and then bring it in.

The bone-dry bar

The sitting/lounging area was very nice and had seating for 6. We took a few pictures and then headed back to our seats for bed.

THE SEAT – SLEEPING CONVERSION

Having had plenty of food and drinks for one day, we decided it was time to catch a few zzzzs. The flight attendant swiftly converted the suite to sleeping mode while we got ready for bed in the bathroom.

We returned to find the sofa portion of the seat folded down and nicely made up with comfortable sheets and pillows. One of the coolest parts is that, if the divider between the apartments is lowered, our beds were basically touching, so we had the illusion of sleeping in the same bed, which is a nice option if you’re traveling together.

While in the bathroom, we took the opportunity to change into the provided pajamas which was the perfect decision before hopping into the lavish bed.

Pajama time!

The bed is huge and is advertised as 6 feet 10 inches long!

SHOWER

About 3.5 hours before departure, the flight attendants realized that I was awake and came by to announce that I could have a shower whenever I wanted. I let her know soon after and she set off to prepare it. If one is offered the opportunity to shower at 6+ miles high in the sky, there is no choice but to take advantage.

The shower area was loaded down with Bergamote amenities:

Here are a few poor quality photos, sorry in advance:

Pretty crazy and surreal to shower in the sky. The bathroom is large enough to change in and there’s a hairdryer stocked there, too, so the shower is a comfortable experience.

INTERNET

After taking a refreshing shower, I enjoyed a cappuccino and did a bit of computer work.

I purchased Internet for the entire flight for $21.95 and found it to be quite fast and very usable! A quick speed test rendered download speeds of ~4.5 Mbps but upload speeds of only 0.17 Mbps, good thing sending emails and browsing the internet mostly relies on the download speed.

The sun was up [...]

All-You-Need-to-Know about Vietnam Visa - The Christina's Blog

All-You-Need-to-Know about Vietnam Visa - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

Interested in traveling to Vietnam for tourist or business purposes? This is a complete guide for you in order to ease your process of getting Vietnam Visa.

How to plan a family vacation – a step-by-step guide, with tips and checklist

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Traveling with kids – it’s hard, but it’s worth it. Depending on the age of your offspring, the challenges vary, but as parents and travel experts, we have some insights on how to streamline a family vacation. To share the things we’ve learned through years of experience planning – and taking – family trips in

Read How to plan a family vacation – a step-by-step guide, with tips and checklist on Backyard Travel.

8 Places You Must See In Ho Chi Minh City Saigon

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

As the largest city in Vietnam and one of the most prosperous areas of the country, Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) is often known as the Paris of the Orient. With rich cultural influences from France and China, Ho Chi Minh City is the most multicultural city in Vietnam. Here you can […]

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8 Must See Sites In The Beachside Resort Of Nha Trang

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

If you enjoy leisurely days at sparkling beaches, delicious Vietnamese cuisine, or underwater adventures in coral reefs, Nha Trang is the spot for you to travel. Known as the most appealing beachside resort-town in Vietnam, Nha Trang Bay has an interesting history and a wide variety of activities to enjoy in and out of the […]

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A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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How To Plan a Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Trip

How To Plan a Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Trip

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

It's easier than you think to plan a sustainable trip. You don't need to book an ecotourism resort with a hefty price tag or volunteer in a remote village for weeks on end. Any type of traveler can plan a sustainable vacation if you know where to start. In this article, we'll walk you through practical and easy ways you can plan a sustainable trip.

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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Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

The Hall of Skulls at Monsopiad Cultural Village outside Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia features 42 skulls of enemies, all killed by the warrior-hero Monsopiad.

Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

A bullet train ride on the Hakata-Minami Line in Fukuoka, Japan costs just ¥290 (under US$3). Alas, the end-to-end trip lasts just ten minutes.

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 […]

Vietnam visa for Bangladesh citizens, passport holders, residents - Vietnam-Immigration.Org.Vn

Vietnam visa for Bangladesh citizens, passport holders, residents - Vietnam-Immigration.Org.Vn


Vietnam-Immigration.Org.Vn

The official site for Vietnam visa. Provide useful info and arrange visa on arrival with 100% success for who enter Vietnam. A best way to get Approval Letter online

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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Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada and crave a dinner of alligator meat, you can get it at K's Amazon Eatery -- even though the Amazon and its gators are thousands of miles away.

6 Historic Attractions In Hue Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

In the culturally rich city of Hue, Vietnam, you can explore many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including The Forbidden City, 7 Royal Tombs, and many pagodas. Affordable hotels and savory cuisine beckon visitors year round. Countryside bike tours and river boat tours are also enjoyable ways to explore this scenic area. Hotels are located in the […]

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Discover: Vicksburg

by @ Wikitravel

When you visit Vicksburg (Mississippi) National Military Park, you can see one of the first ironclad gunboats, dating back to US Civil War times.

Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

In the celebrated art colony of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can of course get paintings of the scenery of the southwestern United States, but did you know you can also get original paintings of Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote?

Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

When eating at Houston's restaurant in Kanab, Utah, tip the servers well; they pack pistols, although it's just for show -- allegedly.

Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

UPC Arena in Graz, Austria was renamed in 1997 to honor native son Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the old name was restored in 2005 over the governor's support of the death penalty.

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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Now Arriving in Hanoi: What You Need to Know

by Vietnam Visa @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

A premiere locale for seasoned jet-setters and new world travelers alike, Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi welcomes you. As Vietnam’s capital and cultural hot spot, Hanoi has enjoyed a long, rich history, with settlement dating back to 3rd century BC. Many areas of the city reflect the remnants of its former French occupation, giving its […]

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Vietnam Visa Information

Vietnam Visa Information


U.S. Passport Service Guide

Vietnam visa requirements for business and tourist visas. Vietnam visa application form. Find out how, when and where to apply for your Vietnam visa.

Don't Turn Up in Vietnam Without Following These Visa Procedures

Don't Turn Up in Vietnam Without Following These Visa Procedures


TripSavvy

See how to get your visa for Vietnam -- the exact process explained step by step. Apply online then get a visa on arrival in one of the airports.

Flying Blue Promo Awards: 25% off select Air France/KLM Routes June – July 2017

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

Note: Booking began on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Don’t miss out on Flying Blue’s spring promo, which allows you to book Air France/KLM awards for 20-25% less than normal in June and July 2017:

The Deal

Award bookings on Air France/KLM routes have been reduced by 20-25% for travel between June 1, 2017 – July 31, 2017.

For those of us sitting in ‘Merica, we’ll be most interested in:

REGION—- USA CITY——————————- Boston-BOS to Europe———– CABIN—— Business—— 1-way—- 46,875— Round-trip 93,750——-

 

All destinations below. Note:  Everything is to/from Europe.

25% off destinations

RegionEurope to/fromAirportCabinRound-tripDiscount AfricaLagos KinshasaFIHEconomy22,50025% off AfricaLagos KinshasaFIHBusiness45,00025% off AfricaDakarDKREconomy37,50025% off AfricaCotonouCOOEconomy37,50025% off Asia-PacificGuangzhouCANPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificBeijingPEKPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificShanghaiPVGPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificWuhanWUHPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificWuhanWUHBusiness150,00025% off Asia-PacificXiamenXMNBusiness150,00025% off Asia-PacificHong KongHKGPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificHo Chi MinhSGNPrem Econ120,00025% off CaribbeanHavanaHAVPrem Econ90,00025% off EuropeLyon, FranceLYSEconomy13,60020% off EuropeStuttgart, GermanySTREconomy13,60020% off EuropeBremen, GermanyBREEconomy13,60020% off EuropeInverness, ScotlandINVEconomy13,60020% off EuropeTurin, ItalyTRNEconomy16,80020% off EuropeHelsinkiHELEconomy16,80020% off EuropeGdansk, PolandGDNEconomy20,00020% off EuropeGraz, AustriaGRZEconomy16,80020% off USA/N. AmericaBostonBOSBusiness93,75025% off USA/N. AmericaMexicoMEXBusiness93,75025% off

 

How to Get It Head to Flying Blue here to see full list of routes: Promo Awards Reference our How-to: Booking Air France/KLM flight post Book between April 1 – 30, 2017 Enjoy your savings!

Don’t forget: 

Booking for this deal runs from April 1 to April 30, 2017 “Reservations must be made exclusively on www.airfrance.com or www.klm.com (except for bookings for children, infants and minors, who are not authorized to book an award on the website).” You’ll still get hit with fuel surcharges! We’ve got a How-to Guide for booking flights with Flying Blue points.

BOTTOM LINE: While the only relevant flight out of the US is Boston, 25% off is still better than nothing and will land you in Europe (or Northern Africa) for 93,750 miles + around $500 in Business Class.

Best Things To See In Ha Long Bay Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

Ha Long Bay is the most popular travel destination in Vietnam, and just glancing at a friend’s travel photos will show you why. The emerald-green waters, verdant mountains, grottoes, and spectacular limestone islands sprinkled throughout the bay beckon tourists from all over the world. In this UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are so many ways […]

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The Best Homestays in Sapa (For An Authentic & Personal Experience)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

H’mong, Dao, and Giay people speaking English more fluently than Vietnamese, tremendous natural vistas right outside your balcony, an early morning chill with clouds hovering over the mountains, this and more is what you should expect from Sapa! Located on the northern border of Vietnam, Sapa is the only region of the country that has […]

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The 5 best multi-country holidays in Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Asia is without doubt one of the best regions of the world for an exciting multi-country holiday. With so many countries relatively close together, it seems almost like a wasted opportunity to see only one. The problem is – as always – which countries should you see? As Asia experts, we have years of experience

Read The 5 best multi-country holidays in Asia on Backyard Travel.

Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Located on the bank of Perfume River, this city is the capital of Thua Thien Hue province, 700 kilometers to the south of Hanoi. Although you can visit Hue at any time of the year, the most charming season is surely from March to August, especially March through April when the temperature is at its […]

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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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Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

Want to visit the Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern Capitals? Book flights to Beijing, Xian, Tokyo and Nanjing.

Stories from my Sustainable Trip with the UNWTO

Stories from my Sustainable Trip with the UNWTO

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

I feel so incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to travel around the world with the United Nations World Tourism Organization to raise awareness about sustainable travel. This adventure brought me paragliding in Colombia, snorkeling in Mexico and through some of Germany's most magical Christmas markets. Come along on my journey and read my deep thoughts, funny wonderings and most memorable stories and pictures!

Check Out Video From the TPG Soundtracks Event, Featuring a Performance by Lil Uzi Vert

Check Out Video From the TPG Soundtracks Event, Featuring a Performance by Lil Uzi Vert

by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

This past week, The Points Guy teamed up with Starwood Preferred Guest to throw an amazing party with GRAMMY-nominated artist Lil Uzi Vert. Between the wanderlust-evoking digital exhibition and the booming performance by Uzi, it was a night to remember. Check out the video below to see what you missed: Music and travel are two …

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