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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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How to Know When to Travel Anywhere – The Rove.me experience

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

We live in a rushed era where the “fast-food” concept has arrived to the travel world too. Many people out there can do a life of travel based on keeping a count of countries visited and bragging themselves because of it. But is that really the essence of traveling? For me, the whole purpose of […]

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Travel video of the week: Shanghai

by National Geographic Traveller (UK) @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

This week we're spellbound by Shanghai

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Typhoon Info Message | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

Typhoon Info Message | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam


U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

The typhoon season in Vietnam runs from approximately July through November.  Before this year’s season gets underway, we would like to pass along some severe weather preparation tips to U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Vietnam. During the approach of a typhoon or severe storm U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor the storm’s path by listening ...

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

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


Innoviet Travel

All you need to know to avoid scams, have a safe travel and enjoy the sights and sounds of Ho Chi Minh City – without the hassles.

Vietnam international visitor figures down for May

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

According to data provided by the General Statistics Office, the number of international arrivals dropped significantly by 9% tallying in at 972,000 for May, the first month this year the numbers fell below one million. There were 1.2 million more inbound travellers this year through May versus the same period in 2016 for a cumulative […]

Vietnamese beliefs in ghosts

Vietnamese beliefs in ghosts


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There are many types of ghosts in Vietnam and do not fit into one category only. Some of them are pleasant and feared, harmless and dangerous, moral creatures and unhappy suicides, male and female,…

Complete Guide to Langtang Trekking

Complete Guide to Langtang Trekking

by Tripfuser @ Tripfuser Travel Blog – Hand Crafted by Local Experts

Langtang, Nepal. It’s piqued your interest, hey? Planning a trek there is part adventure, part humanitarian effort knowing your touristy funds will help rebuild this Himalayan region to the north of the…

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Travel essentials | About Vietnam

Travel essentials | About Vietnam


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AddressesLocating an address is rarely a problem in Vietnam, but there are a couple of conventions it helps to know about. Where two numbers are separated by...

a solo traveller’s guide to: halong bay, vietnam

by queenie mak @ ms travel solo

Halong Bay is truly magical! From the emerald water to the limestone islands, every view is breathtaking.  With 1969 islands and islets scattered in the Gulf of Tonkin, tourists from all over the world make their way to this part of the world to experience the natural beauty of Northern Vietnam. Whether you go only go there for the day or join a multi-day trip, cruising the islands is the best way to experience Halong Bay and must be on your itinerary! why halong bay is great for a female solo traveller It can’t get any safer than being on […]

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The 50th Anniversary At Long Tan Has Been Cancelled By The Vietnamese

The 50th Anniversary At Long Tan Has Been Cancelled By The Vietnamese


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One day before the commemorations.

The 19 Best Travel Accessories To Save Space, Time And Money In 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This article is a comprehensive list of all the items and travel accessories that make your life easier when you are on the road. Based on my personal experience and the latest trends out there. How many have you got already? Let me start by saying I’ve seen loads of lists of “must-have” travel accessories […]

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Complete Guide to Cambodia Trekking

by Tripfuser @ Tripfuser Travel Blog – Hand Crafted by Local Experts

Cambodia is a land of ancient temples and convoluted jungle. It’s a land of wonders of many kinds, that include the historical, as well as the botanical/zoological. It’s also a land that…

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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.

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Vietnam visa


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Hi All,I need to get a visa for Vietnam.There seems to be these online companies were you apply on line (like a visa waiver program) and show up...

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!

Vietnam cave craze

by Stephanie Cavagnaro @ Vietnam – National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Vietnam is putting caves on the map — literally. This year alone, 57 have been discovered in the UNESCO-listed Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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The Most Complete Travel Guide to Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This easy-to-follow Pico travel guide contains all you need to know to explore Pico island in Azores. Find out the best places to go and how to budget and plan your itinerary. And of course, what and where to eat. Let’s get started! Each island in the Azores has its own charm and appeal. There’s […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Thailand Cycling

by Tripfuser @ Tripfuser Travel Blog – Hand Crafted by Local Experts

Thailand: a country known for its great eats, great beaches and ‘great’ full moon parties (… that last one depends on who you talk to). But, as more visitors are veering off…

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Neighbourhood: Bangkok

by Lee Cobaj @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Thailand’s capital may be big and brash in places, but it’s got plenty of soul, whether you’re exploring the back streets of Chinatown or the hidden bars and vintage stores of its new hipster heartland

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Your guide to Money when travelling through Vietnam | finder.com.au

Your guide to Money when travelling through Vietnam | finder.com.au


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Find more about the Vietnamese dong and compare the best travel money options to bring to Vietnam in this travel money guide.

24 hours in Tarragona, Spain’s mini Rome

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How is the 2018 trip planning coming on? If you are planning a trip across Spain in 2018 then this post might be of...

The Ultimate Vietnam Travel Guide

by Tripfuser @ Tripfuser Travel Blog – Hand Crafted by Local Experts

Few places have seen as much change as quickly as Vietnam. Forty years after the American War, the nation has picked itself up and dusted itself off, emerging from its turbulent past…

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The complete guide to Cambodia diving

by Tripfuser @ Tripfuser Travel Blog – Hand Crafted by Local Experts

While many visitors come to Cambodia for its fascinating history and culture, divers will be equally enchanted with its aquatic offerings. This south-east Asian nation may only have a small stretch of…

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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. 

Telegraph lauds Vietnam’s north-south express train

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Inside the north-south train (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA)  — The UK-based Telegraph newspaper has unveiled a list of the top ten best train journeys in Asia for international visitors in 2018, and it comes as a great surprise that Vietnam’s North-South railway line is on the list. On the website www.telegraph.co.uk, a tour is recommended on the express […]

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VISA REQUIRED FOR U.S. CITIZENS Valid Passport Applicant must submit a passport valid for at least 6 months.  Submit a clear color copy of the passport’s personal detail page with a separate …

Iran: Where two worlds are one

by Emma Thomson @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Mysterious, magnificent and so often misunderstood, modern Iran is bending rules and breaking traditions to welcome a new generation of curious travellers

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Using a Smartphone Camera Lens Kit To Boost Your Photos: Pixter Review

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Looking for a clever, effective and inexpensive way to boost your photos on your smartphone? Pixter might be the answer you’re looking for. This is a detailed review on of their attachable smartphone camera lens: the Super Fisheye! I confess I had a bit of prejudice against smartphone accessories. It’s just that I’ve seen so […]

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Lisbon 3-Day Itinerary: What to See In Europe’s Hipster Capital

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Lisbon 3-day itinerary is ideal for anyone visiting for the first time the portuguese capital. It’s packed with insider advice of what’s REALLY worth to do and hipster tips to see the major sights. Bem-vindo a Lisboa! Oh Lisbon. The city oozing the million-dollar combination of tradition, charm and modernism. The alluring culture, the […]

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The Ultimate Itinerary of São Miguel Island (Made By An Azorean)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

São Miguel in the Azores is a vibrant garden in the middle of the Atlantic. With so many different landscapes and things to do there, planning a route to explore the island is essential. This is the exact road trip itinerary I use when I get friends visiting São Miguel island and now I’m sharing […]

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The Best Lisbon Hidden Gems and Secret Spots

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This is a curated list of the major Lisbon hidden gems and secret places. No touristy bullshit or pretentiousness here. Whether you are living in Lisbon, have a few extra days to explore or you’re an hipster looking for the off the beaten track, this article is for you. Lisbon holds a special place in […]

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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…

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.

Rafting: Staying afloat in Ecuador

by Adrian Phillips @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

The seething waters of the Jondachi River can be treacherous at times — and that’s half the fun

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Jordan: Old Testament lessons

by Jamie Lafferty @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Jordan’s ancient landscapes — from its limestone caves to its wild wadis — provide the ultimate adventurous terrain for brave novices to try some serious canyoning and climbing

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Complete Guide to Manaslu Trekking

by Tripfuser @ Tripfuser Travel Blog – Hand Crafted by Local Experts

Are you ready to circle and climb the world’s eighth highest peak – Nepal’s Mount Manaslu aka the spirit mountain (8,163m)? You’ll hear people say it’s like Annapurna (to the west) but…

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The Best Apps To Buy Cheap Flights On Your Phone (Updated for 2018!)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Finding a good and reliable travel app can be a hard task. In this article I will try to answer the question: which are the best apps to find cheap flights on your phone? Booking flights before vs now Not many years ago, you need an appointment with your travel agent to book a flight. We booked […]

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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…

Hanoi: Beyond the bikes

by Josephine Price @ Vietnam – National Geographic Traveller (UK)

A journey to Hanoi’s northern neighbourhoods offers solace from the city's two-wheeled chaos

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12 reasons to visit Vietnam at least once in a lifetime

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

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

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a solo traveller’s guide to: hue, vietnam

by queenie mak @ ms travel solo

Planning a three-week itinerary in Vietnam was somewhat tricky because of all the things there is to do. Initially, we were going to visit the north (Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay), south (Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne) and check out Phu Quoc’s beautiful white sand beaches and blue water, and skip out the entire central region. However, I don’t feel that a complete Vietnam trip would exclude Hoi An and Hue. Sorry Phu Quoc, will have to catch you next time! Pronounced ‘hway’, this ancient city was the capital of Vietnam for 150 years which explains the royal culture and […]

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Central bank targets 17 percent credit growth

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Illustrative image (Source: VNA)   HCM City (VNA) – The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has set its sights on 17 percent credit growth this year, slightly down from 18.17 percent last year. “It will be a tough year with many challenges,” SBV deputy governor Nguyen Thi Hong told the media in HCM City on […]

Ultimate Travel Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam - Drew Binsky

Ultimate Travel Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam - Drew Binsky


Drew Binsky

I lived in Hanoi for 4 months and I absolutely love this city! In this blog post, find out my best tips for what to do, eat and see in Vietnam's capital!

Vietnam & Thailand Discovery | Cruise Planet Australia

Vietnam & Thailand Discovery | Cruise Planet Australia


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Eat: Hoi An

by Audrey Gillan @ Vietnam – National Geographic Traveller (UK)

With its Japanese, Chinese and French influences, the former Vietnamese spice port is pure gastro heaven — and cheap as chips. Get in line for cau lao noodles, com ga chicken rice and the world’s best banh mi baguettes

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Workshop looks for way to boost HCM City

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Visitors are looking at Lao products on display at the ongoing Laos Goods Week in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: phunuvietnam.vn) HCM City (VNA) – A workshop was held in Ho Chi Minh City on January 26 to seek ways to enhance trade between the city and Laos, and to connect businesses from the two […]

Vietnam: The rising dragon

by Chris Leadbeater @ Vietnam – National Geographic Traveller (UK)

From the commercial maze of Ho Chi Minh City to the pristine beaches of Da Nang, the once-beleaguered Vietnam is putting its troubled past to one side.

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Smart Condo in Thao Dien, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Smart Condo in Thao Dien, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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Set in Ho Chi Minh City, this air-conditioned apartment is 4.2 km from Vietnam History Museum. Guests benefit from balcony and a sun terrace.

Complete Guide to Chiang Mai Trekking

by Tripfuser @ Tripfuser Travel Blog – Hand Crafted by Local Experts

Jungle trekking. Having a permanent film of sweat on your body as you trudge. Like walking through a sauna. You up for this? Let’s not focus on the humidity because trek in…

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the ultimate three-week itinerary for vietnam

by queenie mak @ ms travel solo

I love to travel solo! But when a friend of mine suggested we travel to Vietnam together, I was overjoyed and couldn’t wait to plan the perfect trip for us! The itinerary has a lot of different activities. There are hikes, caves, boats, cruise, beaches, sand dunes, towns and cities. We decided it would be best for us to travel from north to south. The idea is to fly into one city and fly out of another, so we do not have to backtrack. Even though this was not a solo trip, the details of this itinerary can be customized […]

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a solo traveller’s guide to: ho chi minh city, vietnam

by queenie mak @ ms travel solo

I was in Ho Chi Minh City back in 2007, and the city seemed simpler and more pedestrian. Ten years later, modern skyscrapers are popping up everywhere, and construction cranes dominate the sky. Visitors go to Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, to see war relics from Vietnam War and the French colonial architecture influences all over the city. And sampling Southern Vietnamese cuisine is high on everyone’s list. Meanwhile, traffic is in complete chaos and yet there is some sort organization where cars, motorcycles and pedestrian can coexisting. The combination of the different sights and sounds can […]

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My 31 Favorite Travel Tips From My 31 Years Of Age (Auch!)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Looking at my travel resume, I have been fortunate to have visited more than 30 countries in 4 different continents. About time to put together my favorite ever travel tips that work anywhere in the world. This year I’ve turned 31 years old (auch!) which also means 31 years of collecting travel experiences. With every […]

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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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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!

An Awesome 2-Week Thailand Itinerary (For First-Timers)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This article will help you craft your very own Thailand travel itinerary. After reading this, you’ll be ready for a trip to one of the most adventure-packed destination in the world! Thailand is a one of a kind place in the world. Despite getting 30M of tourists every year – some spots are already lost […]

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a solo traveller’s guide to: hanoi, vietnam

by queenie mak @ ms travel solo

Hanoi is one of those cities that has everything. The ancient capital is famous for its delicious cuisine, exciting nightlife, and preserved colonial buildings lining the busy streets of Old Quarter. And not to mention the overwhelming amount of cars and motorcycles everywhere! Crossing the street is an activity in itself! Whether you are travelling from north to south or vice versa, Hanoi is a must on any itinerary for Vietnam! why hanoi is great for a solo female traveller Hanoi is considered to be a safe city for solo female travellers. Whether you are roaming around the city during the […]

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Unique culture, turbulent history, delectable cuisine and hardworking locals, Vietnam is a country of great contrast.

PM Phuc arrives in New York

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

He will attend a conference where he will meet local businesses, deliver a speech at the Global Heritage Fund, and meet representatives of the Vietnamese community in the US. Over the past years, the US has become one of the leading trade partners of Vietnam, with bilateral trade increasing by about 20 percent each year. […]

Vietnam: Among the mountain people

by Ben Lerwill @ Vietnam – National Geographic Traveller (UK)

A hundred miles from hectic Hanoi, a journey along Vietnam’s mountainous Northwest Loop reveals the country’s rich diversity and the lesser-known people of Uncle Ho

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Complete Guide to Poon Hill Trekking

by Tripfuser @ Tripfuser Travel Blog – Hand Crafted by Local Experts

Himalayan views without too much pain So you want to climb a mountain in the Himalayas but don’t want to kill yourself or get altitude sickness? This one’s for you – Poon…

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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.

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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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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DIY Campervan Conversion on a Tiny Budget in Less Than 1 Week

DIY Campervan Conversion on a Tiny Budget in Less Than 1 Week

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If taking a road trip in a campervan or RV is a dream of yours, we have everything you need to know to turn this dream into a reality. This article is chock-full of tips and all the steps needed to make your own DIY campervan conversion on a small budget! Learn how to build a bed frame and make your own working kitchen, even if you’ve never built anything before!

33 Travel Memes That Accurately Describe Going On A Vacation

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

A collection of funny travel memes and GIFs that are real AF and perfectly describe any of your last vacations. Featuring some of my favorite ones ever! Going on a trip is full of funny situations that happen over and over. I’ve put together what usually happens to me and went looking for memes and […]

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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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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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National U23 team receives first-class Labour Order

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

He also decided to present a third-class Labour Order to head coach Park Hang-seo from the Republic of Korea, midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai and goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung for their excellent performances during the tournament. The Vietnamese U23 team will face Uzbekistan’s in the final at Changzhou Sports Centre at 15:00 pm on January 27. […]

A taste of Mumbai

by Chetna Makan @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Take a street food tour of India’s most lively city with former Bake Off finalist and rising star food author, Chetna Makan

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The Best Day Trips from Hanoi

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Beware! XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi. If you book with a tour operator in Hanoi that claims to be XO Tours, you have been defrauded! Hanoi sits on a bend in the Red River. To the south and east lies the watery world of the Red River Delta, where farms and villages continue as…

Costa Rica: The centenarian cowboy

by Ash Bhardwaj @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Beyond the rugged coastline of Costa Rica's isolated Nicoya Peninsula are the cattle-ranching communities that live there — where the sabaneros' lifestyle means they have some of the longest lifespans on earth

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How To Visit The Amalfi Coast, Vesuvius and Pompeii From Naples Independently

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

I’m sharing my full planning insights to visit Naples, Pompeii, Vesuvius and Amalfi Coast on a fully independent trip. I’ve used no expensive tours or agencies and I now show you how you can do the same. This is the fun and adventurous Italy! I just came back from a surprise trip I prepared to […]

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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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Vietnam’s aquatic product exports hit US$2.8 billion

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

The US, Japan, China and the Republic of Korea were leading importers of Vietnamese aquatic products, which accounted for 53.5% of the country’s export value. Also in May, Vietnam imported US$87 million worth of aquatic products, raising the five-month figure to US$508 million, up 28% year on year. According to the ministry, processing enterprises have […]

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…

The Best Of Siquijor: Itinerary, Tourist Spots and Budget in 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Siquijor travel guide and itinerary has all you need to know to plan your trip to one of the best hidden gems of the Philippines. Dreamy waterfalls, secret tropical beaches and memorable sunsets await you in Siquijor: the island of fire! Siquijor island has been known as land of witchcraft, enchantments and sorcery. So […]

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10 off the beaten path cities you must visit as a solo traveller

by queenie mak @ ms travel solo

For my first few years of travelling, I was visiting all the big cities where you can see all the major famous landmarks all over the globe. But over the course of my travels, I am more drawn to smaller cities, towns and even villages. Perhaps its the close-knit groups of people and the coziness feel to the small communities. I don’t know exactly why but I just love everything about the off the beaten path cities. So I came up with a list of ten favourite places I’ve been that embodies the small town feel and charm.  They are […]

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Vietnam wants closer defence training cooperation with India

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

Senior Lieutenant General Pham Ngoc Minh, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the VPA, made the affirmation at a reception in Hanoi on May 29 for Major General Anil Dere, who is leading a delegation from the Indian National Defence University to Vietnam. Cooperation in personnel training is one of the ways to promote […]

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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Lisbon Travel Blog: Complete City Guide for 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Lisbon travel blog and guide has all you need to know to plan your trip to the trendiest hotspot in Europe right now. Budget, tourist traps and places not to miss vs main tourist traps, places to eat and of course insider tips. After all I’ve lived in Lisbon for a decade! I know […]

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a solo traveller’s guide to: ninh binh, vietnam

by queenie mak @ ms travel solo

When I was researching for our three-week itinerary for Vietnam, Ninh Binh always shows up as one of the top attractions. And it couldn’t be further from the truth. Even though Ninh Binh is not as well known as other famous places in Vietnam, it has a lot of things travellers are looking for especially if you want to see the unspoiled parts of Vietnam. Also known as “Halong Bay on Land”, Ninh Binh truly lives up to its reputation. With many limestone mountains, green rice fields, serene rivers and rural villages, Ninh Binh is truly idyllic. Visitors can enjoy activities […]

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Cheap Road Trip Across the USA: 47 Practical Tips

Cheap Road Trip Across the USA: 47 Practical Tips

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you're planning a road trip across the USA and are trying to stay on a budget, you have come to the right place! We have put together the best, most practical and most creative money-saving tips and hacks so you can road trip for cheap! Have the time of your life while still saving money on food, transportation and accommodation with our advice!

Campervan Essentials: The Ultimate Packing List

Campervan Essentials: The Ultimate Packing List

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

What exactly is inside our campervan? We'll show you all the campervan gear we had in our tiny home that made our lives easier and more comfortable. If you're heading out on a road trip, you'll want to check out this packing list. 

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…

a solo traveller’s guide to: sapa, vietnam

by queenie mak @ ms travel solo

One of my best memories of travelling in Vietnam was hiking through Sapa. The region has the beautiful landscape where rice terraces go on forever and cascading mountains layer in the background. I can see why Sapa is so attractive to hikers from all over as there are many trails zigzag through the staggered rice terraces. And it should be part of anyone’s itinerary! why sapa is great for a solo female traveller Solo female travellers can easily get to Sapa via overnight train from Hanoi. The journey is safe as you will not be travelling alone on the train. […]

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24 hours in Zaragoza

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

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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a solo traveller's guide to: hanoi, vietnam - ms travel solo

a solo traveller's guide to: hanoi, vietnam - ms travel solo


ms travel solo

Hanoi is one of those cities that has everything. The ancient capital is famous for its delicious cuisine, exciting nightlife, and preserved colonial buildings lining the busy streets of Old Quarter. And not to mention the overwhelming amount of cars and motorcycles everywhere! Crossing the street is an activity in itself! Whether you are travelling from north to south or vice versa, Hanoi is a must on any itinerary for Vietnam! why hanoi is great for a solo female traveller Hanoi is considered to be a safe city for solo female travellers. Whether you are roaming around the city during the …

Complete Guide to Sapa Trekking

by Tripfuser @ Tripfuser Travel Blog – Hand Crafted by Local Experts

Chances are trekking Sapa will be your highlight of visiting Vietnam. Vistas of rice paddies, the country’s highest peak (Fan Si Pan, 3,143m) and verdant green valley walls await you. Check out…

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One Month in Vietnam: A Complete Itinerary

One Month in Vietnam: A Complete Itinerary


Two Wandering Soles

Vietnam is a country filled with delicious food, friendly people and a rich history. We traveled for a little over one month backpacking this action-packed nation. The itinerary below is a perfect guide from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City for anyone visiting Vietnam for the first time. 

Buying a SIM Card in Vietnam

Buying a SIM Card in Vietnam


Too Many Adapters

Looking to stay connected in Vietnam? Buying a local SIM card is inexpensive, with good coverage and data speeds. Here's what you need to know.

Money tips for smart travellers

Money tips for smart travellers


News24

What are risks of plastic, paper or cold, hard sterling when travelling abroad?

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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Is Sky Bar in Bangkok Worthwhile?

Is Sky Bar in Bangkok Worthwhile?

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Many itineraries of a trip to Bangkok will include a visit to one of the city’s many rooftop bars. Situated 63 stories above Bangkok, Sky Bar is arguably the most famous rooftop bar in the City of Angles. But is this posh bar with a view of Bangkok really worth the price? We're sharing our honest opinion and letting you in on everything you should expect if you add it to your Bangkok itinerary.

Smart Visas

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Smart Visas specializes in expediting travel visas and passports for individuals, companies and travel agencies. Smart Visas will ensure that your documentation requirements are correctly completed and submitted in a timely manner. We are a trustworthy company with years of professional experience collaborating with consulates and embassies. Smart Visas and Passport Services are committed to […]

24 hours in Seville

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

Things to know for travel in Vietnam - CHOICE

Things to know for travel in Vietnam - CHOICE


CHOICE

Where to get the best cash rates, phone rates, phone apps for maps and currency conversions, and why you should blame sharks when the internet cuts in Vietnam.

European firms stay positive on Vietnam’s business climate

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

The index hit 78, seven points below the fourth quarter of 2016, but this does not mean that businesses are under alert or will not continue to explore such a high-potential economy as Vietnam, said EuroCham Chairman Jens Ruebbert. The survey showed most businesses (90%) are either maintaining or increasing their investments in Vietnam, adding […]

Japan ready to support HCM City in development projects

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

At the event (Source: VNA)   HCM City (VNA) – Japan is willing to support Vietnam’s southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City in carrying out development projects, especially those on water environment, urban railway and natural disaster prevention. Acting Secretary General of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan Motoo Hayashi made the […]

Vietnam: in perfect harmony

by Uyen Luu @ Vietnam – National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Cook, author and supper club founder, Uyen Luu celebrates the freshness, balance and tastiness of Vietnamese cuisine

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a solo traveller’s guide to: mui ne, vietnam

by queenie mak @ ms travel solo

The first time I heard of Mui Ne was seeing a photo of Fairy Stream on Instagram. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw all the images of this part of Vietnam. It is so different from anywhere else in the country and anywhere else in this world! Undoubtedly something like this doesn’t exist, but it does. Located in southeast Vietnam, Mui Ne is about five hours (by bus) east of Ho Chi Minh City and about five hours (by bus) just south of Nha Trang. Since we decided to travel from north to south in Vietnam, and we […]

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

Travelling? Get smart with medications

Travelling? Get smart with medications


The Senior

Some over-the-counter and prescription medications taken in Australia (such as codeine) are illegal or considered a controlled substance in some countries. And even a letter from your doctor will not cover you.

Family travel: Isles of Scilly

by Mark Rowe @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

The islands of Scilly, off the coast of Cornwall, offer families a taste of the wilderness without heading to the ends of the Earth

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Travel video of the week: Bordeaux

by National Geographic Traveller (UK) @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

There's more to Bordeaux than fine wines and grand architecture

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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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Party leader receives new Cuban Ambassador

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Party leader receives new Cuban Ambassador  The Party leader expressed his belief that the Cuban ambassador will contribute to promoting the brotherliness, traditional friendship, and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States, and peoples. He said Vietnam and Cuba will celebrate 45 years of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro’s visit to the newly liberated area […]

Ho Chi Minh City: A Vespa tour

by Halima Ali @ Vietnam – National Geographic Traveller (UK)

A scooter tour of Ho Chi Minh City uncovers an unlikely gathering of Vietnamese bird lovers

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ROK province sets up representative office in Vietnam

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

It is not an organization that is legally allowed to do business or generate earnings. For these purposes, the Province would need to open a cooperation, joint stock company or establish a joint venture. The Gyeongbuk region is home to 5.5 million people and over 13% of the nation’s manufacturers including global conglomerates Samsung, LG, […]

Family travel: Top 5 things to do in Denmark

by Jo Fletcher-Cross @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Denmark’s design-cool credentials make for an amazing cultural family holiday — complete with ice cream

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How To Get From Lisbon Airport to City Center (Without Getting Scammed)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Find out how to conveniently get to some of the most popular places in Lisbon’s city center. First tip: stay away from taxis! Lisbon is one of the most charming capitals in Europe. There are many unique things to do, see and taste here, ensuring you have a memorable time. I recommend that you stay […]

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City life: Ho Chi Minh City

by Claire Boobbyer @ Vietnam – National Geographic Traveller (UK)

It’s hard to believe this electrifying economic powerhouse was once a Khmer village, surrounded by tropical jungle and tigers.

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Vietnam Motorbike Tours - The Complete A-Z Guide

Vietnam Motorbike Tours - The Complete A-Z Guide


Tripfuser Travel Blog - Hand Crafted by Local Experts

Use this comprehensive guide to learn everything you need to know before embarking on an absolutely epic adventure with a Vietnam motorbike tour!

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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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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How to obtain a visa>

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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 complete guide to Koh Samui diving

by Tripfuser @ Tripfuser Travel Blog – Hand Crafted by Local Experts

As you sink into the warm, crystalline waters surrounding Koh Samui, you’ll know that you’ve found a piece of aquatic paradise. The waters of the Gulf of Thailand are teeming with tropical…

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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.

Travelling smart in Vietnam

Travelling smart in Vietnam


Timeoutvietnam.vn

With huge numbers of both overseas and domestic tourists now travelling in Vietnam, ensuring sustainability within the tourism industry is vital. Nguyen Duc explores.

7 Unique Experiences and Things To Do in Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

These are some of the most unique things to do in Pico you can’t miss when you’re in the island. Pico is the second largest island of the Azores archipelago – after São Miguel. Despite being the most obviously volcanic, it still boasts an incredible variety of landscapes. Between the green meadows, the lava fields, […]

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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.

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