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Quick Read: Erupting Philippine volcano still swelling with magma below

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — A volcano that’s been erupting for almost two weeks in the Philippines still appears to be swelling with magma under the surface, scientists said Thursday…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2018/Philippine-scientists-say-a-volcano-that-s-been-erupting-for-almost-two-weeks-still-appears-to-be-swelling-with-magma-under-the-surface/id-98a341b3e6ae465bb0f88663ac941c2f   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a […]

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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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Canyoning in Dalat, Vietnam

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Vietnam – Safe and Healthy Travel

As I traveled through Vietnam I enjoyed all kinds of trips. But scared as I was to get hurt and still needed to travel for a long time I took this trip in almost de last week of my two months travel. And I’m very happy that I finally did!! The town of Da Lạt, […]

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

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


A Little Adrift

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

Is Vietnam safe? These are 15 tips to stay safe in Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog

Is Vietnam safe? These are 15 tips to stay safe in Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

Vietnam is generally a safe country, even for women who travel alone. However, you still need to take these 15 precautions to ensure your safety here.

How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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Feeling Lost in this Beautiful World…

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

Visiting the Philippines in December I wrote the following: I’m back in Asia… I love this part of the world so much but at the same time I hate it and I don’t understand it. The people always smile at you ….but you  never know what they think. The food is delicious… but the environment […]

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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…

Bureau of Land Management Auctions Off Land Near Chaco Canyon

by Lillia McEnaney @ SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone

In late January, the United States’ Bureau of Land Management leased 843 acres of land for gas drilling and oil rights in New Mexico. The property, in Rio Arriba and Sandoval counties, is directly adjacent to Chaco Canyon National Historic Park, with only 20 miles’ distance from the boundaries of the National Parks site. It was sold for $3 million, ... Read More

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

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

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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My first trip at Halong Bay & Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Vietnam – Safe and Healthy Travel

The very first trip on my first solo travel was the trip to Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island. I was very excited to be traveling alone and was still wandering if it would be something for me. I went to Vietnam and flew to Hanoi. After a couple of days I wanted to go […]

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Quick Read: At least eight killed, 15 injured in Guatemala bus crash

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – At least eight people were killed and 15 were seriously injured in Guatemala when a minibus came off the edge of a road and plunged down a ravine, an emergency services official said on Wednesday…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-guatemala-accident/at-least-eight-killed-15-injured-in-guatemala-bus-crash-idUSKBN1FE0B5   Like what you read? Sign up here […]

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Quick Read: Lawyer: Hotel valet gave his $300,000 Ferrari to wrong man

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The owner of a $300,000 Ferrari is suing Marriott International, saying a hotel valet gave his keys to a young man who was trying to impress a woman he just met…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2018/The-owner-of-a-300-000-Ferrari-is-suing-a-Florida-resort-whose-valet-mistakenly-gave-the-keys-to-a-young-man-trying-to-impress-his-date-/id-ecaba9a1b12540ba814b544393c41bb7   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free […]

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3 dagen in het Khao Yai NP -Thailand

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

Toen ik weer eens naar Thailand ging bedacht ik me dat ik nog nooit in een Nationaal Park was geweest in Thailand. Toch bezocht ik verschillende parken en deed safari’s maar in Thailand nog nooit! Dit keer kwam helemaal vanuit Colombia tijdens mijn 5 maanden reis, ik wilde terug naar Azië en lekker genieten.. Op […]

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Natural Disasters and Their Impact on Looting and Destruction of Cultural Heritage

by Hilary Nat @ SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone

Natural disasters strike worldwide and can threaten a country’s art, artifacts, and cultural heritage. Earthquakes, wildfires, landslides, hurricanes, and floods are just some examples of natural disasters. A country’s geographical location and geological make-up, are just some of the factors that contribute to whether a natural disaster will strike. They come without warning or with very little warning and can ... Read More

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My Immigrant Family’s Obsession with Paul Bocuse’s Soup with Truffles Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

“If you want to impress jaded Vietnamese guests, make French food,” my mom frequently told me while I was growing up. That’s among the reasons she made puff pastry when we came to the United States. It was as if she had been waiting all her life to knead excess moisture out of butter to...

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Quick Read: French fishermen blockade Calais in protest over electric pulse fishing

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

French fishermen brought traffic at key French ports of Calais and Boulogne to a standstill on Thursday to protest against the practice of electric pulse fishing, which uses electrified nets to shock certain fish and bring them to the surface. The fishermen’s protest ended at about 16:00 GMT (5 p…. Read full article at the […]

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Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which Vietnam City Is Right For You?

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Struggling making a decision between Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh for your upcoming trip to Vietnam? In this article I’m comparing both cities in terms of food, safety, places to visit and overall vibe for you to decide its overall travel potential. Which one is the right for you? Vietnam is not the easiest of […]

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The Best Time to Visit Zinder, Niger for Weather, Safety, & Tourism

by Carson @ Champion Traveler

The best times to visit Zinder for ideal weather are December 3rd to January 28th based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.   Weather in Zinder Temperature Average temperatures in Zinder vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of […]

Quick Read: Irishman missing for a week found in hospital in Thailand

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Anthony O’Sullivan from Mitchelstown went missing on January 18th. His passport and bank card were found in the bathroom of his hotel in Bangkok…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/irishman-missing-for-a-week-found-in-hospital-in-thailand-1.3368844   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a Weekly K+R Update, bundling together […]

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Is Vietnam safe to travel?

by admin @ VietNam Tour

Is Vietnam safe to travel? Safety is something travelers often try to push to the back of their minds even though they should not. The world may be our oyster, but in some places the shell can be a little too tough. According to the biennial Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report produced by the World […]

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Door: Holly Hollyson

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

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

Safety in Vietnam, a safe country

Safety in Vietnam, a safe country


Evaneos.co.uk

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

Adventure Activities to Capture the Best of Vietnam

by Halong Hub Editors @ Halong Hub – Halong Bay Cruise Blog

Vietnam has something for everyone; wild and adventurous backpackers, urban explorers, nature appreciators, and luxury seekers alike. This is made possible, predominantly by the fact that the country is so wonderfully diverse; no matter what your interests are, Vietnam is sure to whet your appetite for travel experiences and satisfy even the most severe cases […]

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Vietnam Travel Information

Vietnam Travel Information


TripSavvy

The essential lowdown on Vietnam travel: all about the nation's visa requirements, currency, safety situation, climate, getting in, and getting around.

10 Vietnam Travel And Safety Tips - Banker in the Sun

10 Vietnam Travel And Safety Tips - Banker in the Sun


Banker in the Sun

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

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

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


The Hungry Suitcase

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

Traveling in Vietnam as an American

Traveling in Vietnam as an American


A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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Quick Read: Gunmen Cross From Nigeria, Attack Cameroon Border Post: Witnesses

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Gunmen attacked a border crossing in Cameroon’s southwest on Thursday, launching their assault from Nigeria, according to security officials who witnessed the incident…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.voanews.com/a/gunmen-cross-from-nigeria-attack-cameroon-border-post-witnesses/4224789.html   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a Weekly K+R Update, bundling together all […]

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The 7 Best, Strongest and Safest Hard Luggage

by @ Safearound

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

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Quick Read: Another American arrested at Cancun International Airport with illegal weapon

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Cancun, Q.R. — Another American has been arrested at the Cancun International Airport after being found in possession of an illegal firearm. The incident took place Saturday at 10:00 a.m. when a passenger from Sun Country Airlines was found carrying a pistol-type firearm, caliber …. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.riviera-maya-news.com/another-american-arrested-airport-illegal-weapon/2018.html Like what […]

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Door: Posh, Broke, & Bored

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

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

Quick Read: Head of security at Mexican refinery shot dead

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The head of security at one of Mexico’s six state-run oil refineries was shot dead on Thursday, becoming the latest victim of violent crime that has seeped into the industry…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-mexico-violence/head-of-security-at-mexican-refinery-shot-dead-idUKKBN1FF0AQ   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. […]

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Vietnamese Any Day – A New Book Coming Up!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

You’re looking at the draft of my sixth cookbook! This week, I sent the manuscript to my editor, Kelly Snowden. Vietnamese Any Day is all about helping American cooks work Viet flavors into their regular rotation. Many people who are new to Vietnamese food do not know where to begin. They’ve been seduced by the...

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Crime and personal safety | About Vietnam

Crime and personal safety | About Vietnam


Rough Guides

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

Door: Eden Mint

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

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

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

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

Is It Safe To Travel To Vietnam? - Vietcetera

Is It Safe To Travel To Vietnam? - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

Vietnam is safe for backpacker, solo traveller, female traveller and solo female traveller because...

The Best Time to Visit Qandahar, Afghanistan for Weather, Safety, & Tourism

by Carson @ Champion Traveler

The best times to visit Qandahar for ideal weather are March 5th to May 6th or September 24th to November 18th based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.   Weather in Qandahar Temperature Average temperatures in Qandahar vary drastically. Considering humidity, […]

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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Water Safety Vietnam, Charity Organisation, Saving Vietnamese Child

Water Safety Vietnam, Charity Organisation, Saving Vietnamese Child


Water Safety Vietnam, Charity Organisation, Saving Vietnamese Child

Water Safety Vietnam is a not-for-profit volunteer organisation established in 2012, with the aim to teach children and key adults, about drowning prevention.

HOW TO TRAVEL TO VIETNAM ALONE - HIGHLIGHTS TOUR | TSA

HOW TO TRAVEL TO VIETNAM ALONE - HIGHLIGHTS TOUR | TSA


Travel Sense Asia

Currently, travelling in Vietnam alone is becoming the hot trend. There are many highlights reasons that lead to take a Vietnam tour. Read now!

Quick Read: Daughter waits to bring parents home after Winnipeg couple found dead in Jamaica

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

A Winnipeg woman whose parents were killed in Jamaica two weeks ago is still waiting for answers about their deaths and hoping she can soon bring their bodies back to Canada. Melbourne Flake, 81, and Etta Flake, 70, were discovered in their home in St. Thomas on Jan. 9…. Read full article at the publisher’s […]

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The Best Time to Visit Kirkuk, Iraq for Weather, Safety, & Tourism

by Carson @ Champion Traveler

The best times to visit Kirkuk for ideal weather are March 5th to May 6th or October 22nd to December 9th based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.   Weather in Kirkuk Temperature Average temperatures in Kirkuk vary drastically. Considering humidity, […]

Fietsen buiten Rome: Bracciano en Martignano Meer ontdekken

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

Een citytrip naar Rome is altijd goed. Welk jaargetijde je ook gaat er is genoeg te zien. Ik ging in oktober en bedacht me dus dat het dan nog net lekker zou zijn om buiten te kunnen zitten. Ik had het goed gegokt. Overdag hadden we ruim 20 graden maar in de avonduren koelt het […]

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

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


The Christina's Blog

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

Door: Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life

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

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

Quick Read: California Rocked by Three Earthquakes in One Day, Scientists Expect More to Come in 2018

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Three earthquakes hit California on Thursday, one as far south as Trabuco Canyon and a second all the way up to a spot off the coast of Eureka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). A third earthquake struck near Lytle Creek, California, registering a 2.5 on the Richter scale…. Read full article at the […]

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

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

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

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The Vietnam Big Build 2016 achieved its goal of 20 houses built for vulnerable families in Tam Nong district, Phu Tho province.

by habitat @ Habitat for Humanity Vietnam

The event kicked off with a welcome dinner at the glorious King Hung’s Temple on 2th October attended by about 250 people including the local government partners, Habitat For Humanity […]

Bogota ontdekken; te voet, te fiets en vanuit de lucht – Colombia

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

Ik begon mijn Colombia reis in Bogota, zoals de meesten denk ik. Bogota is de hoofdstad van Colombia en met 8 miljoen inwoners zo groot dat we dat als Nederlanders bijna niet kunnen bevatten 🙂 Bogota ligt op 2640 meter hoogte waardoor het de vier na hoogste hoofdstad ter wereld is! In Bogota is het […]

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Is it Safe to Travel in Vietnam?

Is it Safe to Travel in Vietnam?


Be My Travel Muse

Is Vietnam safe to travel in, especially for an American? How can you avoid getting scammed or cheated? Follow this guide to ensure smooth travels!

Complete guide to avoiding taxi scams in Saigon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Being as local in Saigon, a tour guide (well, I used to) also a Traveler. I’m very sad to know that very few visitors to Vietnam want to return to this magnificent country. One of the major reasons that contribute to this problem is tourist scams. Although there have been so many topics discussing around

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How the locals run their markets, Vietnam – Laos

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Vietnam – Safe and Healthy Travel

When I was traveling in Asia last year I went to several local markets. I thought it was real nice to see what they sell and how they sell it. It is a real adventure walking through those markets! Go to Local Markets and Enjoy Local Life!!   Markets, Vietnam – Laos  When I was […]

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Reactie op 3 dagen in het Khao Yai NP -Thailand door Safe and Healthy Travel

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Reacties voor Safe and Healthy Travel

Ik raakte alleen de schorpioen zijn staartpuntje aan...hij zat niet op mijn hand :) dat was de gids zijn hand!! Ik denk dat hij dat ook niet aandurfde.

Artifacts Stolen from South African National Parks Museum

by Nina Thompson @ SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone

In December 2016, gold artifacts were stolen from the Stevenson-Hamilton Knowledge Resource Centre at Skukuza, a museum under the jurisdiction of South African National Parks. As of late August 2017, the museum had still not confirmed the theft. As a result, the theft has not attracted widespread attention, but the loss is significant. The stolen artifacts include a golden necklace, ... Read More

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Background on Bears Ears: Why is its future is so contentious?

by Nina Thompson @ SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone

The unusual and beautiful land that now makes up Bears Ears National Monument has been central to various cultures for thousands of years. In the proclamation that made 1.3 million acres of this land into a National Monument, President Obama called it “one of the densest and most significant cultural landscapes in the United States.” This striking landscape contains the remains ... Read More

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Quick Read: Thailand’s Khon Kaen Airport closed due to fire

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

BANGKOK, Jan 26 — Part of the terminal building at Khon Kaen Airport in northeast Thailand went up in flames this morning, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,000 passengers…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/travel/article/thailands-khon-kaen-airport-closed-due-to-fire   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out […]

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The Famous Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Vietnam – Safe and Healthy Travel

When you were intriged by the war in Vietnam and used to watch Tour of Duty you need to go visit the Cu Chi Tunnels when you are in Vietnam. Before going on the bus this morning I bought a nice sandwich on the corner of the street Klik hier als je deze blog in […]

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Reactie op 3 dagen in het Khao Yai NP -Thailand door Safe and Healthy Travel

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Reacties voor Safe and Healthy Travel

Een prachtig diertje! En zoveel groter dan ik had verwacht. Geweldig om te zien en aan te raken!

Quick Read: Two-Thirds of Human Rights Defenders Killed in 2017 Were From Latin America: Report

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Of the 312 human rights defenders murdered across the world in 2017, 212 of them (67.9 percent) were from Latin America, according to a new report by Ireland-based non-profit Front Line Defenders. The group published the data in its annual Human Rights Defenders at Risk report…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Two-Thirds-of-Human-Rights-Defenders-Killed-in-2017-Were-From-Latin-America-Report–20180122-0010.html   […]

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Bangkok ontdekken – Thailand

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

Bangkok is zo’n stad waar je als toerist die van Azië houdt moet zijn geweest natuurlijk. Je ontkomt er ook haast niet aan omdat bijna elke vlucht via Bangkok of Kuala Lumpur gaat. Sommige steden zijn echt wel de moeite waard om even te ontdekken en na een aantal bezoeken vond ik toch ook Bangkok […]

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip

26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

Quick Read: Philippines prepares for three-month-long volcano emergency

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) – The Philippines is bracing for a possible three-month-long emergency in areas around an erupting volcano, which has already displaced more than 81,000 and caused overcrowding at temporary shelters, the country’s disaster agency said on Friday…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-volcano/philippines-prepares-for-three-month-long-volcano-emergency-idUKKBN1FF0PY   Like what you read? Sign up […]

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Quick Read: Authorities Testing Facial-Recognition Systems in Uyghur Dominated Xinjiang Region

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Authorities in northwest China are testing facial-recognition systems that tip off police when residents of the Uyghur-dominated Xinjiang region venture more than 300 meters (1,000 feet) from designated “safe areas,” according to media reports…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/surveillance-01252018161603.html   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. […]

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Travel Advisory Tweet >> Demonstrations in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Thursday and Friday – avoid crowds, monitor media

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

#Freetown, #SierraLeone: Demonstrations expected to take place January 25 and 26, 2018 beginning at 9 a.m. Announced gathering points include the following neighborhoods in Freetown, Sierra Leone: Downtown Freetown; National Electoral Commission. https://t.co/bUoy3fg5vZ pic.twitter.com/bMSLwSVRvu — Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) January 24, 2018

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A Day in Hanoi, Vietnam

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Vietnam – Safe and Healthy Travel

October 2012 I went on my first solo travel! I did a two month trip around Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. I started in Hanoi, I had booked a hotel before I left, the Rainbow Hotel. That hotel was about 1 km away from Hoan Kiem Lake, 1 long road with lots of shops and foodstands. […]

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Quick Read: Forget Ebola, Sars and Zika: ticks are the next global health threat

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Since the beginning of our species we have been at war. It’s a continuous, neverending fight against the smallest of adversaries: armies of pathogens and parasites…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2018/jan/25/forget-ebola-sars-and-zika-ticks-are-the-next-global-health-threat   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a Weekly K+R Update, […]

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Quick Read: South Korean hospital blaze kills at least 37, fleeing patients brave flames

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

SEOUL (Reuters) – Once famous for an award-winning film of the same name, the South Korean city of Miryang became a scene of horror on Friday as flames and toxic smoke swept through a hospital, killing at least 37 people and injuring more than 140…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-southkorea-fire/blaze-in-south-korean-hospital-kills-eight-injures-dozens-idUKKBN1FF04W Like what […]

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Quick Read: Egypt heads towards elections with only President Sisi’s name on the ballot after last real opponent drops out

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Egypt is heading towards elections with only President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s name on the ballot after his last real challenger dropped out of the race on Wednesday night.  … Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/24/egypt-heading-towards-elections-president-sisis-name-ballot/   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a […]

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Ten Reasons to Get Travel Insurance When travelling Abroad

by raph @ Safearound

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

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Map: Which Countries Are Safe to Visit

by @ Safearound

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

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Vietnam Tips And Tricks: 26 Key Things To Know Before Your Trip

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This list of useful tips and tricks of Vietnam is mostly intended for first-time visitors but it can help anyone achieve a safe and worry-free travel. It should alert you for common mistakes and prepare you for traveling to one of the most amazing countries on Earth. I mean it. Not gonna lie: Vietnam is […]

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The Fairy Stream and Sand Dunes at Mui Ne, Vietnam

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Vietnam – Safe and Healthy Travel

A trip they offer in Mui Ne is to go to the Fairy Stream and the Sand Dunes. I allready read some stories about the Sand Dunes so I really wanted to go there. I saw an agency at the main street that offered a trip to both sights in an afternoon. I was at […]

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Updated Country Profiles: A Global Concern

by Lillia McEnaney @ SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone

SAFE recently unveiled three new country profiles that are of A Global Concern: Ethiopia, Libya, and Vietnam. Rebecca Jones, a SAFE volunteer and PhD student at Australian National University, wrote our first new page, Global Concern: Vietnam. Her article focused on the diversity of Vietnamese cultural heritage, underwater archaeology, and the local and international market demand for illicit antiquities. Jones also ... Read More

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All you can Wish @ Viewdeck Cottages El Nido

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

A night all you can wish for..  Viewdeck Cottages El Nido is great place! If you go to El Nido you immediatly start dreaming of the beautiful bay and the great views you get with those great rocks, the sun setting and you swimming and relaxing to the max!! I booked a room at Viewdeck […]

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Quick Read: Activist in Russian region of Chechnya kept behind bars

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

GROZNY, Russia (AP) — A court in Chechnya has ruled to keep a human rights activist in custody despite strong international criticism of his arrest. The court in Grozny on Thursday rejected Oyub Titiyev’s appeal and ordered him to remain in custody…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2018/A-court-in-Chechnya-has-ruled-to-keep-a-human-rights-activist-in-custody-despite-strong-international-criticism-of-his-arrest/id-739c825f9045462a8c753765954fdba8   Like what you read? […]

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Quick Read: World Cup 2018: Hotels in Russia hike prices by up to 18,000% to cash in on flood of England fans

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Hotels in Russia are hiking prices by up to 18,000 per cent to take advantage of fans at this summer’s World Cup, The Independent can reveal – leaving the most likely option for accommodation for one key England game a campsite nine miles from the ground charging £63 for a two-person berth…. Read full article […]

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The Value of Trash

by Nina Thompson @ SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone

Shell middens dot coastal landscapes all around the world, evidence of inhabitants and communities that are now long gone. These refuse heaps are mostly composed of shells from the locally eaten shellfish, but also often contain rare artifacts. The alkaline conditions in the mounds preserve objects well and this can provide invaluable information to archaeologists, researchers, and descendants about life in ... Read More

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Quick Read: Engineer says he misjudged train location in fatal wreck

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

SEATTLE (AP) — An engineer told investigators he misjudged the location of an Amtrak train before it derailed in Washington state on a new high-speed route while traveling at nearly 80 mph — more than twice the speed limit around a curve, the National Transportation Safety Board disclosed Thur… Read full article at the publisher’s […]

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Solo Female Travel: Traveling Alone in Vietnam as a Woman - Her Packing List

Solo Female Travel: Traveling Alone in Vietnam as a Woman - Her Packing List


Her Packing List

Jonai couldn't find anyone to join her on a motorbike trip in northern Vietnam so she traveled alone. Read about her experiences traveling alone in Vietnam.

The Best Time to Visit Waw, Sudan for Weather, Safety, & Tourism

by Carson @ Champion Traveler

The best times to visit Waw for ideal weather are October 29th to March 4th based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.   Weather in Waw Temperature Average temperatures in Waw vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with […]

Is Naples Safe For Tourists? What You (Really) Need To Know

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

It’s 2017 so time to sort this drama once and for all. Is Naples safe for tourists or not? Let’s spill the truth! It’s the elephant in the room of every discussion around Naples. Just like happened when I visited Rio de Janeiro, most of my conversations before heading to Italy’s third largest city had […]

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The Best Time to Visit Yazd, Iran for Weather, Safety, & Tourism

by Carson @ Champion Traveler

The best times to visit Yazd for ideal weather are March 5th to May 13th or September 24th to November 11th based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.   Weather in Yazd Temperature Average temperatures in Yazd vary drastically. Considering humidity, […]

Reactie op Cycling to the beach – Trinidad door Safe and Healthy Travel

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Reacties voor Safe and Healthy Travel

Thank you very much! I love to cycle and explore a place!!

How Are American Tourists Treated In Vietnam? - Travel Happy

How Are American Tourists Treated In Vietnam? - Travel Happy


Travel Happy

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

The Best Time to Visit Khartoum, Sudan for Weather, Safety, & Tourism

by Carson @ Champion Traveler

The best times to visit Khartoum for ideal weather are November 26th to January 28th based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.   Weather in Khartoum Temperature Average temperatures in Khartoum vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of […]

Door: Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life

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

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

How a Pilgrim spends a Day – Camino Frances

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

Can you imagine how relaxed it would be if you don’t have to think about your  next step? You just do what you did yesterday… And the day before yesterday…and before that day etc.. You can hardly imagine that in the hectic life we have in this time and age. But would you like that? […]

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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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Lessen die ik eerder al leerde – Vipassana meditatie

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

Volgende week ga ik weer… Ik ga naar Belgie om mijn tweede Vipassana course te volgen. Ik ga gewoon weer 10 dagen stil zijn, geen oogcontact maken of  anderen aanraken of aanrakingen accepteren.. Ik ga 10 dagen mediteren volgens die Vipassana methode, de methode die Goenka vastlegden en ontwikkelde. In december 2016 deed ik dit […]

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8 Known Scams to Avoid in Vietnam - Travel Safe Tips You Should Know About

8 Known Scams to Avoid in Vietnam - Travel Safe Tips You Should Know About


vietnam-guide.com

There are some common scams in Vietnam that you should be aware of, however unlikely you are to fall for them. After all, one bad incident is more than enough to put a huge damper on an otherwise enjoyable holiday so it’s a very good idea to educate

Know before you go to VietNam

by admin @ VietNam Tour

Getting Ready to Go Although most of the planning and preparation is taken care of for you, there are still a few things you should know and some details you should take care of to ensue your comfort, safety and peace of mind. Please review the following information before your departure to ensure that any […]

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Door: Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life

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

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

Quick Read: Video emerges of ‘brutal summary executions’ in Libya following twin car bombing

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

The United Nations Libya mission has condemned “brutal and outrageous summary executions” in the eastern city of Benghazi, after pictures emerged appearing to show at least 10 people being shot dead at the site of a twin car bombing…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-25/un-alarmed-at-reports-of-summary-executions-in-libya-beng/9361760   Like what you read? Sign up here […]

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Map: High Terrorist Threat countries

by @ Safearound

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

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Archaeological Site Near Beaver Dam, Arizona Looted: Bureau of Land Management Asks for Public Awareness and Engagement

by Lillia McEnaney @ SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone

In 2016, Tara Craft and Matthew Doyle looted an Anasazi, or Ancestral Puebloan, archaeological site on public lands near Beaver Dam, Arizona. During the investigation, both Craft and Doyle admitted to digging the site’s pit houses to loot ceramics, lithics, and any other artifacts they could find. Approximately 200 pieces of cultural and archaeological materials were found in their home. These ... Read More

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Quick Read: Brit jailed in Egypt over illegal painkillers to be freed by president

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Laura Plummer, 33, was sentenced to three years in prison in December for taking 290 Tramadol tablets into the African country in her suitcase. But her family understand she will be saved from serving the rest of her sentence after being pardoned by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/british-woman-laura-plummer-jailed-in-egypt-over-illegal-painkillers-to-be-freed-by-president-a3750071.html […]

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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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The Best Places for a Vacation Home or Long-Term Tourism

by Carson @ Champion Traveler

Safe Locations with Nice Weather All Year Round If you’re looking to buy a vacation home or find a new favorite travel spot that you can visit year-round, you want to find a place that will have pleasant weather whenever you visit. We crunched millions of lines of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) temperature […]

Quick Read: British tourist found dead in Argentina named

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

The local civil defence authorities said the 24-year-old’s body was discovered on a mountainous hiking trail near the city of Ushuaia, close to the Esmeralda Lagoon. Defensa Civil Ushuaia said it was an area popular with tourists, and it is believed he may have fallen…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/26/briton-found-dead-in-argentina-named-david-minn   Like […]

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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…

Quick Read: Train derails near Milan, at least two dead – TV citing emergency services

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

MILAN (Reuters) – A train derailed near Milan on Thursday killing at least two people and seriously injuring 10 others, TV channels RaiNews24 and SkyTG24 reported, citing emergency services…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-italy-accident-train/train-derails-near-milan-at-least-two-dead-tv-citing-emergency-services-idUKKBN1FE0PQ   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a […]

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Man Found Guilty for Trafficking Over 500 Artifacts from Mexico to Big Bend National Park

by Lillia McEnaney @ SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone

In February, Andrew Kowalik of Rockport, Texas was sentenced to five years of home confinement and a $10,000 fine for smuggling over 500 pre-Columbian artifacts from Mexico to Texas’ Big Bend National Park. The agents recovered ceramics, lithics, figurines, and 2,000-year-old shoes, “all estimated to be worth $250,000 on the black market.” The objects are thought to be looted from ... Read More

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The Best Time to Visit Umm Durman, Sudan for Weather, Safety, & Tourism

by Carson @ Champion Traveler

The best times to visit Umm Durman for ideal weather are November 26th to January 28th based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.   Weather in Umm Durman Temperature Average temperatures in Umm Durman vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot […]

Calls for special foreigners' police in Vietnam

Calls for special foreigners' police in Vietnam


ABC News

A recent spate of tourist deaths in Vietnam is refocusing attention on visitor safety in the alluring South-East Asian nation.

8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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Quick Read: Venezuela Expels Spanish Ambassador After EU Sanctions

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Venezuela said on Thursday it was declaring Spain’s ambassador “persona non grata,” days after the European Union imposed sanctions on senior officials of the socialist government…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.voanews.com/a/venezuela-expels-spanish-ambassador-after-eu-sanctions/4224733.html   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a Weekly K+R Update, […]

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Weather and how to explore Hanoi in January

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Quick Read: Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes off East Russian coast: USGS

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

SYDNEY (Reuters) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 struck in the sea off eastern Russia on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter of the quake was 41 km (25 miles) east Nikol‘skoye, Komandorskiye Ostrova, at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles), the USGS said…. Read full article at […]

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How to get the awesome places to visit in North Vietnam

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Welcome to Northern Vietnam, we are confident to give you the best trip when coming here. You have just spent 3 days to experience in the famous destinations in Hanoi and Sapa. The north of Vietnam is so great because it offers wonderful opportunities to meet the strange folk in the peak of mountains as […]

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Quick Read: Winter storm knocks out power, closes schools in Quebec

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

A prolonged period of freezing rain has taken its toll on roads and power lines across southern Quebec. Some areas saw up to 10 hours of freezing rain with significant ice accretion reported…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/freezing-rain-heavy-snow-montreal-quebec-eastern-townships-dangerous-travel/94124   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We […]

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Renaissance International School build with Habitat Vietnam in Tien Giang

by habitat @ Habitat for Humanity Vietnam

Rainy season has started in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam with rain and strong winds. However such conditions only motivate Habitat for Humanity Vietnam’s volunteers to work harder to help home-partners […]

Quick Read: Hundreds evacuated around Paris as Seine keeps swelling

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

PARIS (AP) — Almost 400 people were evacuated from their homes in the Paris region as a precaution Thursday as rivers across France kept swelling. Thirteen departments across the country remained on alert for floods as heavy rainfall continued to batter many regions…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2018/France-s-national-weather-agency-says-15-departments-remain-on-alert-for-floods-as-rivers-across-France-keep-swelling-with-more-rain-expected-throughout-the-day/id-9e22819a08934d4c92d00b02339c5f82   Like what you […]

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Where is VietNam ?

by admin @ VietNam Tour

WHERE IS VIETNAM? Vietnam, a one-party Communist state, has one of south-east Asia’s fastest-growing economies and has set its sights on becoming a developed nation by 2020. Socialist Republic of Vietnam Capital: Hanoi Population: 89.7 million Area: 329,247 sq km (127,123 sq miles) Currency: dong Country Calling Code: +84 Government: Type: Communist Party-dominated constitutional republic. Independence: 2 September […]

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Event: Duty of Care – Protecting Workers and Expats Overseas, London, 27th – 28th February 2018

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Duty of Care – Protecting Workers and Expats Overseas UK Conference on mitigating travel risks for employees travelling or stationed overseas   Duty of Care – Protecting Workers and Expats Overseas, on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 February 2018 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London is now in its 6th year and through case […]

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Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam

Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

The Foundation for a Family

by habitat @ Habitat for Humanity Vietnam

It was mid-morning when the Habitat for Humanity Vietnam team approached. The sun was making its ascent, warming the day in the Quang Nam province in central Vietnam. Phạm Đặng […]

Quick Read: EU bans countries from using ‘homosexuality tests’ on asylum seekers

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Afghan police officers take position during a blast and gun fire in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Workers clean the beach of the coastal town of Zouk Mosbeh, north of Beirut, as garbage washed up and piled along the shore after stormy weather…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/gay-test-homosexuality-test-asylum-seekers-ecj-european-court-of-justice-ban-nigerian-man-f-a8177851.html   Like what you read? Sign up […]

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Expert Advice: Is it safe to go to Vietnam? - Safe Travels Magazine

Expert Advice: Is it safe to go to Vietnam? - Safe Travels Magazine


Safe Travels Magazine

In the sixth of our 'Is it safe to ...?' series, we asked a range of experts if it is safe to go to Vietnam...

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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VIETNAM - SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone

VIETNAM - SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone


SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone

Written by: Rebecca K. Jones

Quick Read: Italy reports 4,991 measles cases amid politicized debate

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

ROME (AP) — Italy’s health ministry says 4,991 cases of measles were reported last year, a nearly six-fold increase over 2016 that has been blamed in part on a highly politicized debate over vaccines…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2018/Italy-s-health-ministry-says-4-991-cases-of-measles-were-reported-last-year-a-nearly-six-fold-increase-over-2016-that-has-been-blamed-in-part-on-a-highly-politicized-debate-over-vaccine/id-8e46bc8720794442a77a0ad1919d489f   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. […]

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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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Quick Read: Bangkok taxi driver arrested for stealing from two abandoned British tourists

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

A taxi driver has been arrested for leaving two British tourists in Nakhon Pathom and fleeing with their cash and credit cards after they chartered his taxi for a trip to a floating market in Ratchaburi…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/around_thailand/30336945 Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily […]

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Quick Read: French tourist charged after highway crash which left woman with life-threatening injuries in New Zealand

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

A French tourist has been charged with causing a crash which hurt three people, including a woman who was left with critical injuries…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/100839983/french-tourist-charged-after-highway-crash-which-left-woman-with-lifethreatening-injuries Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a Weekly K+R Update, bundling together all the K+R news […]

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The most popular scams in Southeast Asia

by efim @ Safearound

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

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Quick Read: Bus carrying South Korean tourists overturns, 1 local killed

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Gaya (Bihar), Jan 23 One person was killed and several others, all of them South Korean nationals, were injured when a tourist bus met with an accident in the district today, police said…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/bus-carrying-south-korean-tourists-overturns-1-local-killed/1236936   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We […]

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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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Vietnam Big Build: More than 200 international volunteers to build 20 homes for families in need

by habitat @ Habitat for Humanity Vietnam

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Habitat for Humanity’s Vietnam Big Build brings together more than 200 international volunteers to build decent homes in Phu Tho More than 200 international volunteers to build […]

DR Response in Central Vietnam Brief

by habitat @ Habitat for Humanity Vietnam

In October 2016, flooding from heavy rains occurred in the Central Region of Vietnam. 35 people died from the disaster and more than 25 people were injured. Over 130,000 houses […]

Door: Ellie - Flash & Frugal

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

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

My Numbers of 2017

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

The year is ending and on this last day I do feel the urge to share some of my numbers of 2017, this year of traveling!! I had a great year, travelwise… Also at home and at my job as a policeofficer my year was good and nothing happened to me that didn’t gave me […]

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Quick Read: The Canary Islands could become the next holiday hotspot to introduce a tourist tax

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

The Canary Islands – the popular Spanish beach holiday destination, including Lanzarote, Tenerife and Gran Canaria – may be the next region to introduce a tourist tax as well as restrict holiday rentals.  … Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/spain/canary-islands/news/canary-islands-tourism-tax/   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also […]

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The most common scams in South America

by efim @ Safearound

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

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Vietnam is Safe to Travel!

Vietnam is Safe to Travel!


Halong Hub - Halong Bay Cruise Blog

“The Travel Risk Map for 2017” has listed Vietnam as a safe place to travel especially for backpackers and female solo travelers since the dangers are low.

How to Stay Dry while Cycling #kattegattleden

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

I went cycling for a week in Sweden!! Along that beautiful West Coast of Zweden. I loved it and really felt like it! It was a challenge for me to do so! I would also go camping while cycling the #Kattegattleden, a cycle path of 370K along the westcoast of Sweden. How to Stay Dry […]

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Why Most Tourists Never Return To Vietnam | The HoliDaze

Why Most Tourists Never Return To Vietnam | The HoliDaze


The HoliDaze

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

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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Ultimate guide to smart & safe travel in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuoc Le @ Is vietnam safe to travel – Innoviet Travel

Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam, in general, is one of the safest travel destinations. However like most countries, it has its share of traveller annoyances such as scams and other petty crime. Spend a little time to learn about these simple tips to travel safely, securely, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Vietnam – without

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Quick Read: Venice restaurant that gave tourists £1,000 meal bill set to be fined up to £17,000

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Rescue workers and police officers stand near derailed trains in Pioltello, on the outskirts of Milan. Afghan police officers take position during a blast and gun fire in Jalalabad, Afghanistan…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/venice-restaurant-japanese-tourists-1000-bill-fine-17000-st-marks-san-marco-square-a8178236.html   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out […]

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Quick Read: German government tight-lipped on threat of Islamic extremism in the Balkans

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

The German federal government cannot discount the “basic threat posed by individuals and splinter groups in the Islamist scene” in Bosnia-Herzegovina…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.dw.com/en/german-government-tight-lipped-on-threat-of-islamic-extremism-in-the-balkans/a-42293796   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a Weekly K+R Update, bundling together all the K+R […]

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Quick Read: US Rejects Claim Drone Hit Refugee Camp in Pakistan

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

The United States has denied Pakistan’s claim that an American drone strike targeted an Afghan refugee camp in the country, in a war of words between the uneasy allies…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.voanews.com/a/us-rejects-claim-drone-hit-refugee-camp-in-pakistan/4224888.html   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a […]

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Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Hue, Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty, in Vietnam.

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Vietnam – Safe and Healthy Travel

 On my first solo travel of two months I visited the city of Hue. It was rainy as you see but I really liked it.  The temperature wasn’t that great but I saw the beauty of this once rich and colourfull city, the imperial capitol of the Nguyen Dinasty.  On my first day I went […]

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Quick Read: Queensland police jet makes emergency landing after loud banging, loss of altitude mid-flight

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

The Queensland police jet carrying most of Queensland’s top police and emergency services leaders has made an emergency landing in Brisbane this morning after a mid-air drama on the way to Townsville…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-26/qld-government-air-drama-flight-turned-around/9364788   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also […]

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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.

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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Austria: Demonstrations planned for Friday evening in Vienna, as people protest the annual Wiener Akademiker Ball

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

The US Embassy in Austria is warning visitors and expats to expect disruption on Friday evening, as people gather to protest the Wiener Akademiker Ball. In previous years there have been arrests following damage to property and reported assaults. From the US Embassy in Austria – Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the […]

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World’s Safest Countries for Women

by @ Safearound

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

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6 year partnership with POSCO in Ba Ria Vung Tau support 152 low-income families.

by habitat @ Habitat for Humanity Vietnam

On June 13, Habitat for Humanity Vietnam celebrated the completion of an almost six-year partnership with Korea’s POSCO Corporation in Ba Ria Vung Tau Province. Since 2011, a total of […]

Quick Read: Brazil offers e-visa to Americans in bid to increase tourism

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil is making it easier and cheaper for Americans to apply for a visa following a decline in the number of visitors from the U.S. in recent years…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2018/Brazil-is-making-it-easier-and-cheaper-for-Americans-to-apply-for-a-visa-following-a-decline-in-the-number-of-visitors-from-the-U-S-in-recent-years/id-4f45844193414b3a80975d5fe8768394   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also […]

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Quick Read: Chinese investment in Cambodian province pushes up crime rate, says governor

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – China’s growing presence and investment in a fast-developing Cambodian port and province have pushed up the crime rate and brought instability, its governor said in a letter to the government…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-cambodia-china/chinese-investment-in-cambodian-province-pushes-up-crime-rate-says-governor-idUKKBN1FF0W9   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. […]

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Quick Read: Jellyfish sting Piha surfer all over his arms, legs and neck

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Surfers and swimmers are reporting being stung by hordes of small jellyfish at an Auckland’s Piha beach. The Auckland man said he would usually have stayed in the water until the sun went down, but he decided to call it a night after his lip was sting…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11980269 […]

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Quick Read: Taiwanese tourist raped in Boulder Canyon by man she met on Tinder, investigators say

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

A woman visiting Boulder County from Taiwan told sheriff’s investigators she was raped by a man she met on the Tinder app after she told him she didn’t want to have sex without a condom…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.denverpost.com/2018/01/23/tinder-user-allegedly-raped-in-boulder-canyon/   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily […]

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Quick Read: Everything you should know before hiring a car for a ski holiday

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Skiing holidays require plenty of kit, and a hire car can be a useful and cost-effective way to transport groups and families from the airport to the resort…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/articles/booking-ski-car-hire/   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a Weekly […]

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Infographic: Most Dangerous and Safest Countries in 2016

by @ Safearound

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

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The Best Time to Visit Nguru, Nigeria for Weather, Safety, & Tourism

by Carson @ Champion Traveler

The best times to visit Nguru for ideal weather are November 19th to February 11th based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.   Weather in Nguru Temperature Average temperatures in Nguru vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of […]

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

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


Safearound

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

My first night in a sleeperbus. From Hanoi to Hue, Vietnam.

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Vietnam – Safe and Healthy Travel

In my blog about my first trip on my solo travel, the trip to Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island, I wrote about going in a sleeperbus. I had never seen such a bus before. I was waiting for the bus, not knowing how to sleep or what to expect.  Somebody picked me up with […]

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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…

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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Reactie op 3 dagen in het Khao Yai NP -Thailand door Safe and Healthy Travel

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Reacties voor Safe and Healthy Travel

Nee de schorpioen kroop niet op mijn arm... Ik raakte alleen het puntje van de staart aan :) Alleen juist het gevaarlijkste stukje hahaa maar hij werd goed vastgehouden door de gids!!

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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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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Early morning activities at Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Vietnam – Safe and Healthy Travel

Visiting Hanoi I knew I had to go to Hoan Kiem Lake early morning. I had read that on the internet while I was preparing for the trip.  A lot of people, young and old, would be there to do some exercise like yoga or tai chi.Ireally wanted to experience that…maybe join… So on the […]

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Thangka Paintings: The Legacy of the Silk Road

by Shreya Srinath @ SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone

The Silk Road is one of the most fascinating periods in world history, connecting the East to the West through Han China and the Roman Empire. Yet, it is also one of the most elusive. Despite the lack of written records, historians have managed to partially reconstruct the nature of the Silk Road and have found it to be symbolic ... Read More

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Quick Read: Italian student was killed ‘for researching Egypt unions’

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

An Italian prosecutor said on Thursday that the Cambridge postgraduate student Giulio Regeni, who was kidnapped and murdered in Cairo two years ago, was killed because of his research into Egypt’s independent labour unions…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/25/italian-student-killed-for-researching-egypt-unions-giulio-regeni   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. […]

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Where is it Safe to Travel in the Middle East?

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

The Middle East is a vast region that spans a couple of continents, from parts of Asia, through the Sinai Peninsula, to portions of Northeastern Africa. Home to some of the world’s most glorious natural landscapes, it’s also considered a rising travel destination. The architecture is also one-of-a-kind. Pyramids, temples and structures that are so […]

Ultimate guide to smart & safe travel in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam, in general, is one of the safest travel destinations. However like most countries, it has its share of traveller annoyances such as scams and other petty crime. Spend a little time to learn about these simple tips to travel safely, securely, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Vietnam – without

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Climbing Mount Pico: All You Need To Know For an Epic Hike

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

During my last trip to Azores, I had the pleasure of climbing Mount Pico in Pico island. Here’s my experience and how you can get to the top safely. While it’s not by any means amongst the tallest in the world, Mount Pico can be deceptively difficult to conquer which leads to many failed climb […]

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

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


PubMed Central (PMC)

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

Reactie op Een dag uit het leven van een pelgrim – Camino Frances door Ik ga nooit de pelgrimstocht naar Santiago de Compostella lopen! Of toch wel… | Wanda Wandelt

by Ik ga nooit de pelgrimstocht naar Santiago de Compostella lopen! Of toch wel… | Wanda Wandelt @ Reacties voor Safe and Healthy Travel

[…] Foto: Jacomijn Heupink van Safe & Healthy Travel die ook de Camino Frances liep. […]

Reactie op 3 dagen in het Khao Yai NP -Thailand door Safe and Healthy Travel

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Reacties voor Safe and Healthy Travel

Hij had de schorpioen nog goed vast hoor :) Ja ik vond het super om er een aantal dagen door te brengen!!

Quick Read: Indian tourist killed, wife critical after accident in Dubai

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Dubai: An Indian tourist died while his wife is fighting for her life after the couple met with an accident during a trip to Dubai, community sources told Gulf News…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/indian-tourist-killed-wife-critical-after-accident-in-dubai-1.2161904   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out […]

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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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The Top 6 In-Flight Travel Accessories

by @ Safearound

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

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DOW Chemical activities with Habitat Vietnam in October

by habitat @ Habitat for Humanity Vietnam

This year marks the 34th consecutive year the Dow Chemical Company has been in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International through financial, product and employee volunteer contributions to help build […]

Reactie op 3 dagen in het Khao Yai NP -Thailand door Safe and Healthy Travel

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Reacties voor Safe and Healthy Travel

Ja echt heerlijke dagen gehad!! Die dieren zijn super om te zien, kan ik ook uren naar kijken!

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…

Quick Read: Riots Roil India Ahead of Controversial Movie Release

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

Riots broke out in cities across India as angry protestors torched cars and damaged movie theaters a day before a controversial film is set to be released…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.voanews.com/a/riots-roil-india-ahead-controversial-movie-release/4222535.html   Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates. We also send out a Weekly K+R […]

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The Best Time to Visit Najran, Saudi Arabia for Weather, Safety, & Tourism

by Carson @ Champion Traveler

The best times to visit Najran for ideal weather are October 22nd to March 18th based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.   Weather in Najran Temperature Average temperatures in Najran vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half […]

Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam

Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam


Travel.gc.ca

Country Travel Advice and Advisories from the Government of Canada

Quick Read: Chicago Doctor, Nurse Among 7 Killed in Philippines Van Crash

by News Team @ Safe Travels Magazine

A Chicago-area nurse and doctor volunteering abroad were among seven people killed in a crash in the Philippines over the weekend. In Orland Hills Tuesday children sang at mass celebrating the feast of St. Elizabeth Seton. Aurora Gagni had been an active parishioner there since 2011…. Read full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-nurse-doctor-killed-philippines-crash-470783223.html   […]

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Why I started to travel solo (From Jakarta, Java to Hanoi, Vietnam)

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Vietnam – Safe and Healthy Travel

 January/February 2012, I went to Bali for 3 weeks with a friend.  We both had finished a study and this was our present for succeeding!!   Beach Sanur, Bali I wanted somewhat adventure so I suggested to my friend that we would go to Java as well. She thought that it was a good idea […]

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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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Facebook commits to keeping Vietnamese community safe

Facebook commits to keeping Vietnamese community safe


vietnamnews.vn

Monika Bickert, head of product policy at Facebook, who is visiting Việt Nam, talks with Việt Nam News about what the American social network company is doing to keep the Vietnamese Facebook community safe. 

The Joans of Frémiet

by Shreya Srinath @ SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone

Symbolizing nationalism and military superiority, Joan of Arc is one of the greatest icons of French culture, and has therefore become the subject of intellectual and political thought and significant art and sculpture.  Among the socio-political uncertainty, the 100 Years War in the 15th century, Joan of Arc emerged as the image of stability. Credited with turning the tide of ... Read More

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Tricks and tips you should know to avoid pickpockets

by efim @ Safearound

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

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