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We’re Home, What’s Next?

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We’ve been home in Ho Chi Minh City for two months but I still haven’t unpacked Big Blue, the rolly suitcase we lived out of during our 10-month world.

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

The Mid-Autumn Festival, known as “Tet Trung Thu” is one of the biggest celebrations in Viet Nam. Second only to the Tet/Lunar New Year celebrations, this festival is also based on the Lunar calendar, and has been significant to Vietnamese families for many years. Traditionally held on the 15th day of the 8th Lunar Month, in 2017, the Mid-Autumn Festival …

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Can cake- a special food in Phan Rang

by vietcenter @ Vietnam Tour Pedia

Let’s see how they make “can cake” which we enjoyed it in Ho Chi Minh (old name is Saigon) As ...

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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 […]

How to Prepare for Your Cycling Trip

by admin @ Yomads

Yes, we’re talking to you. The one who casually considered a few itineraries that used terms like ‘explore at handlebar level’, skipping over the kilometres of cycling tucked within their text before settling on your favourite contender. You’ve known how to ride a bike for 25 years, what could go wrong? We know what those […]

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Top 4 Things To Buy In Vietnam

by vietcenter @ Vietnam Tour Pedia

There are just too many things to buy in Vietnam. I mean, sometimes you probably might feel as if you ...

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‘A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY’: THE TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODE THAT EXPLORES OUR NEED TO TRAVEL

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

“a place around the bend where he could jump off”

Created during a time (1959-1964) when American television seemed eerily clean and domestic, The Twilight Zone challenged viewers to examine a possibility of uncertainty beyond the comforts and assumptions of contemporary life. It was my favorite thing on TV. One episode in particular always stuck with me- A Stop at Willoughby. It brings up questions. How could such a ‘successful’ man working in a New York tower and living in an upscale suburb be so miserable? Why would he dream of escaping to a sleepy village where the streets have no name and the children wear overalls and go fishing?

A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY is the story of an advertising executive named Gart. Gart feels endless pressure from his pugnacious boss and his minion-like coworkers at his New York City office during ... Read More »

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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 […]

Anniversary trip to FP in Nov... Moorea vs. Bora Bora

by mr_go @ Fodor's Forum

Hi, all. My apologies if this topic has been hashed out before on this forum, but the new search functionality is taking some getting used to. We...

Mai Chau Adventure 2 Days Group Tour

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

This 2-day adventure group tour offers tourists the chances to visit the best of Mai Chau with many exciting activities such as biking to villages to see the rice fields, weaving scarves, trekking to visit remote villages and having special BBQ party in the garden, watching traditional music show and tasting local wine.

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Anniversary trip to FP in Nov... Moorea vs. Bora Bora

by mr_go @ Fodor's Forum

Hi, all. My apologies if this topic has been hashed out before on this forum, but the new search functionality is taking some getting used to. We...

Nha Trang Travel Diary 2017

by vietcenter @ Vietnam Tour Pedia

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A wonderful trip to Cu Lao Cham Island

by vietcenter @ Vietnam Tour Pedia

By Hoang yen We visited Cu Lao Cham on saturday , 09th September 2017. Cu Lao Cham located in Quang ...

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Party delegation pays working visit to China

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

At the function, the sides informed each other on recent affairs related to their parties. They expressed delight at outcomes of cooperation in party building and personnel training between the Communist Parties of Vietnam and China and measures to push forward engagements in the future. Chen stated that the Chinese Party, Government, and people are […]

90% stores use online channels to attract customers

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

The gap between offline and online business is gradually being narrowed. — Photo websolutions.com.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Up to 90 per cent of stores in the country use online channels to increase their customer base and expand business, reports sapo.vn, a shopping management software. In a survey of 1,000 stores with one […]

Mekong Delta to Da Nang

by vietcenter @ Family Vacation – Vietnam Tour Pedia

A tour package to visit must see in delta of Mekong with beach holiday in Nha Trang

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Italy 2 wk itinerary Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Venice

by the2bubs @ Fodor's Forum

I know itinerary questions proliferate, but this is my husband's and my first trip to Italy (have only been to Europe twice - both times France) and...

Islands/Beaches for Christmas

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

For many, visiting Viet Nam islands/beaches for Christmas or New Years Eve sounds ideal for relaxing and having fun in the sun. As we head towards 2018 the 2017 festive season is rapidly approaching. With more than 3000 kilometres of coastline, plus islands, there are many coastal destinations to choose from. Here we give you a summary of our favourite …

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Adventure Tourism & Travel: What’s the Right Tour for You?

by boscovstravel @ Vietnam – Boscov's Travel Blog

Learn about all types of adventure travel available to you!

50 Unique Things To Do In Vietnam - Journalist On The Run

50 Unique Things To Do In Vietnam - Journalist On The Run


Journalist On The Run

From kayaking through caves in Halong Bay to eating mysterious food in Hanoi and bonding with hill tribes in Sapa, here's 50 unique things to do in Vietnam.

Sapa trekking and homestay tour by bus 2D1N

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

Explore and experience Sapa by road via the new Noi Bai highway, Lao Cai, with length of 245km. This new road shortens the travel time and distance from Hanoi to Sapa. Moreover, you will have chance to admire the beautiful scenery as you travel the longest highway in Vietnam before enjoying yourself in Sapa – the city in cloudy. Let’s come and join with us!

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10 Best Things to Do in Vietnam - Vietnam Best Attractions

10 Best Things to Do in Vietnam - Vietnam Best Attractions


vietnam-guide.com

Attractions in Vietnam are plentiful, ranging from stunning natural landscapes, untouched islets and quaint villages to war museums, colonial structures, and ancient citadels. The Cu Chi tunnels, located outside Ho Chi Minh City, represent the sheer grit and ‘can-do’ attitude of the Vietnamese while a visit

18-35 Travel | 18-35 Tours | 18-35 Travel Tour Operators | Youth Travel Tour Operators | Tours for 18-35 year olds

18-35 Travel | 18-35 Tours | 18-35 Travel Tour Operators | Youth Travel Tour Operators | Tours for 18-35 year olds


18-35 Travel

Travel and tour information on all the best tour operators within the 18-35 and youth travel industry.

Top places to visit in 2018

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

There are so many incredible places waiting to be explored in this world. Here are our top places to visit in 2018…   Vietnam The first of our Top Places to Visit in 2018 is Vietnam. This country is a long, narrow country neighboured by the South China Sea and the Laos and Cambodia borders. Vietnam is full of stunning …

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Joshua & Elisabeth Kvernen-MCC Vietnam

Joshua & Elisabeth Kvernen-MCC Vietnam


Mennonite Central Committee

Our family will be serving with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in Vietnam for a 3-year term, starting in the fall of 2016.

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 […]

Contiki - Vietnam Experience

Contiki - Vietnam Experience


Contiki

Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay - for a geographically compact country, Vietnam sure has some hot spots. The Vietnam Experience is for those who want a bit more time than the average traveller. Picture yourself relishing the rice region of Mekong Delta by taking a traditional boat through floating markets & local fruit farms.

Fansipan Summit full day

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

This Fansipan Summit full day is offered for anyone who likes adventures. It is a memorable experience with conquering the Roof of Indochina – Fansipan peak in Hoang Lien Son range and enjoying fully the emotion of the winner when you reach the top of the mountain at the height 3143m.

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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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Road Trip Itinerary

by kdlucero @ Fodor's Forum

My family is planning a road trip from Quantico, VA to Southern Colorado in March. Please help me plan my itinerary. What to do, where to stay,...

Vietnam itinerary 8 day with kids

by vietcenter @ Family Vacation – Vietnam Tour Pedia

An itinerary suit all the family members from Saigon to Halong Bay

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Honda Việt Nam đã liên tiếp khai trương 2 Đại lý

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

14:46 – 24/01/2018 (GMT+7) Lượt xem: 63 Bình luận: 0 Trung tuần tháng 1/2018, Honda Việt Nam đã liên tiếp khai trương 2 Đại lý: Honda Ôtô Gia Lai (18/01) và Honda Ôtô Hà Tĩnh (20/01), mở rộng hệ thống Đại lý khu vực miền Trung, nâng tổng số Đại lý Honda Ôtô đạt tiêu […]

My peaceful weekend in Ba Be lake

by vietcenter @ Vietnam Tour Pedia

I had a great weekend getaway that I could enjoy peaceful moments in Ba Be Lake, Bac Kan province.   ...

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Christmas Tradition around South East Asia

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

Vietnam Christmas Tradition Christmas eve is more of an important day in Vietnam as Christmas day isn’t counted as a public holiday so there is no real Christmas tradition on the day itself. The Vietnamese gather the streets on the 24th to kick start their celebrations by throwing confetti, taking pictures, and enjoying the glistening festive lights and decorations. As …

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Tips for Your Toes

by admin @ Yomads

It is every trekker’s worst nightmare. You prepared for a big adventure, thought of everything before you left, and in the middle of the walk, your favourite (and only) pair of boots fall apart. Before embarking on a trip, it is essential to look for signs that your trusted boots may not be up for the […]

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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An 87 year -old ghost writer in the Central Post

by vietcenter @ Vietnam Tour Pedia

Inside the Central Post Office in downtown HCMC, foreign tourists might be captivated by not only the charm of the ...

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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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Vietnam Backpacking Guide - Highlights, Maps, Places To Go

Vietnam Backpacking Guide - Highlights, Maps, Places To Go


Indie Traveller

Top things to do in Vietnam, plus suggested routes. Travel tips and advice for backpackers and independent travelers.

Vietnam student adventure - 15 days - Tour Guide - Vietnam tour guide

Vietnam student adventure - 15 days - Tour Guide - Vietnam tour guide


Tour Guide - Vietnam tour guide

The Student Adventure & Community Service is designed to give teenagers and young adults close contact with Vietnamese culture and Vietnamese youth,

Saigon Riding and Dining Tour

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

The Saigon Riding and Dining tour is designed to get you out on the road when Saigon really comes alive. Eating, drinking and spending time with friends out on the town is a big part of the social fabric of being Saigonese. From restaurants, bars, street stands to the many parks, people like to get out and relax.

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Stray Asia: Southeast Asia Backpacker Tours.

Stray Asia: Southeast Asia Backpacker Tours.


Stray Asia - Stray Asia

Stray Asia's Backpacking Tours and flexible Hop-on Hop-off Bus Passes in Southeast Asia cover Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

Must-sees and stops you can dare to skip for your next trip to Vietnam!

Must-sees and stops you can dare to skip for your next trip to Vietnam!


Off-The-Path

You've always wanted to travel through Vietnam? After reading our guide including the best travel tips you will immediately book a flight - promised! ;)

Halong Bay Castaway Tour | Halong Bay Castaway Cruise

Halong Bay Castaway Tour | Halong Bay Castaway Cruise


Halong Bay Castaway Tour | Halong Bay Castaway Cruise

Halong Bay Castaway Tour, Castaway Tour Halong Bay

Northern Vietnam family holiday

by vietcenter @ Family Vacation – Vietnam Tour Pedia

Explore Northern Vietnam with on vacation from Hanoi to Halong and Sapa

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Seven Ways to Get Upgraded to First Class (For Free)

by boscovstravel @ Boscov's Travel Blog

The following post is written by Jen from the Boscov’s Travel Marketing Department. Jen’s an avid traveler and shares tips for getting upgraded.  Picking up my stuffed and heavy rolling carry-on and glancing at my seat assignment on my boarding pass and then the long, unmoving line of people ahead of me, my excitement about … Continue reading Seven Ways to Get Upgraded to First Class (For Free)

Viet Nam’s Traditional Ao Dai

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

The In Country Tours logo consists of a Vietnamese woman wearing an ‘Ao Dai’ standing on a ‘monkey bridge’. But what does that even mean? Let’s take a closer look at the Ao Dai. What is the Ao Dai? The Ao Dai is the Vietnamese national dress, in its current form consisting of a tight tunic and long silk gown worn …

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Viet Nam Women’s Day

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

Viet Nam Women’s Day is a special day to honor the women of Viet Nam and the vital roles they play in Vietnamese society. How did Viet Nam Women’s Day originate? The date 20th of October, 1930, is a significant date in Vietnamese history. On this day the women of Vietnam united and created a special organisation which later became known …

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Phong Nha – Ke Bang adventure: kayaking and zipline

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

The Phong Nha – Ke Bang Adventure tour is the perfect option for visitors who would like to get to know more about the National Park and its geology, biodiversity and history rich environment within full day. Especially, It is the first time you experience a great feeling when taking part in zipline to discover Dark Cave, and other adventure activities.

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Cà phê sưa đá (Vietnamese iced coffee)

by Arnaud Foucard @ Vietnam Photo Adventures

Kawasaki Việt Nam triệu hồi Z900 ABS

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

09:16 – 24/01/2018 (GMT+7) Lượt xem: 107 Bình luận: 0 Mới đây, sau sự cố triệu hồi naked-bike Z900 ABS vì lỗi đế lắp phuộc sau ở các thị trường khác thì tiếp tục là Kawasaki Việt Nam đã triệu hồi các xe Z900 ABS có số khung nằm trong danh sách bị báo lỗi. […]

Cu Chi Team Trip

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

This week the In Country Tours team took a trip to Cu Chi. It was nice to take a day for the team to get to know each other better and experience some of the services we offer guests too. We visited a cricket farm, rubber orchard, vegetable garden, the Cu Chi Tunnels and had a lovely dinner with a …

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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.

Vietnam for Families

by vietcenter @ Family Vacation – Vietnam Tour Pedia

Family holiday in Vietnam designed for children and teenagers

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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 […]

Chính thức ra mắt Mitsubishi Outlander lắp ráp tại Việt Nam với giá từ 808 triệu đồng

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

09:15 – 24/01/2018 (GMT+7) Lượt xem: 147 Bình luận: 0 Được xem là sản phẩm đầu tiên của Mitsubishi tại Việt Nam, Outlander phiên bản lắp ráp trong nước vẫn sở hữu những ưu điểm vượt trội sẵn có từ trước và để tăng sức cạnh tranh hơn, mức giá cũng đã mềm hơn khá […]

5 of SAIGON’S BEST HIDDEN COCKTAIL BARS

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a place of surprises, much of them elusive to first-time visitors with just a few days on the ground. Though a bit challenging at first, Ho Chi Minh City eventually became our favorite city in the world and a base for many of our adventures in the Southeast Asian region. It’s also a pretty great place to go out and grab a drink, whether it’s a Monday or Saturday, Saigon’s music venues, breathtaking rooftop bars, and tiny neighborhood spots are buzzing.

Unlike the more world famous, easy-to-find spots of Bangkok and Shanghai, Saigon is a city of tight neighborhoods which unveil themselves only to those intrepid enough to explore the tiniest, faintest lines on the map. Saigon doesn’t have a Times Square or Pudong. It’s a megacity comprised of small, distinct districts and alleys. Perch ... Read More »

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Sapa Motorbiking full day

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

With this tour, you will sightseeing Sapa’s amazing scenery of mountains and rice paddy fields on terraces as far as the eye can see home of the H’Mong people with scenic landscape of the mountain. In Ta Phin, you will witness the daily life of the Red Dao and Black Hmong minorities.

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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, […]

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 »

Work commences on BIM Group’s solar power plant in Ninh Thuan

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

The group breaking ceremony of BIM 1 solar power project in Ninh Thuan Province on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Cong Thu Construction of a VND800 billion (US$35.2 million) solar power project in Thuan Nam District’s Phuoc Minh Commune of Ninh Thuan Province commenced on Tuesday. The project is a cooperation between BIM Group and AC […]

Saigon Mekong Delta Vietnam family vacation

by vietcenter @ Family Vacation – Vietnam Tour Pedia

A family vacation from bustling Saigon to the beautiful waterways of Mekong Delta

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Ho Chi Minh City Homeschool Class Project

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We are looking for a qualified teacher to teach a homeschool class of lower primary-aged kids in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from January to June next year (2018)..

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Has travel helped you conquer a fear?

Has travel helped you conquer a fear?


Traveller

Travel is about get out of your comfort zone. Sometimes you need to be blasted out of it.

Halong Bay’s Hidden Gems – Backpacking Vietnam

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

Halong Bay’s Hidden Gems Halong Bay’s hidden gems and beauty have put Vietnam firmly on the map, with around 5 million tourists visiting each year. Check out our recommendations for the best places to escape the crowds in Vietnam’s number one tourist hotspot… #1. Ti Top Island Ti Top island is one of the biggest islands in Halong Bay and …

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Adventure Activities in Da Lat

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

Da Lat is one of our favourite playgrounds for adventure activities! Located in southern Viet Nam’s Central Highlands, Da Lat has a cooler temperate climate and is known as the ‘City of Eternal Spring’. With colonial architecture and a pretty central lake, the city is surrounded by mountains, forests, valleys, lakes, waterfalls, and farmlands. There are many activities and attractions …

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Vientiane Luang Prabang Laos 6 day

by vietcenter @ Family Vacation – Vietnam Tour Pedia

Best Laos itinerary so far visiting Vientiane to Luang Prabang

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Phnom Penh: Beyond Cambodia’s Temples

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

4 Reasons Why You Should Visit Phnom Penh Our Cambodia tours all visit Phnom Penh. With the perfect mix of history, culture and nightlife, Cambodia’s eclectic capital is the perfect place to begin your adventure. # 1. Central Market Phnom Penh’s Central Market, or Psar Thmei as the locals call it, sits inside an impressive art deco inspired domed building. All …

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Vietnam For Kids: 23 Tips For Taking A Toddler - The Dropout Diaries

Vietnam For Kids: 23 Tips For Taking A Toddler - The Dropout Diaries


The Dropout Diaries

After four years of living and working in Vietnam, here's some Vietnam for kids tips I think parents of toddlers should know before they land.

Ho Chi Minh City For Kids

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

The ultimate guide to Ho Chi Minh City for kids: classes, activities, parks, sports, cafes, restaurants and experiences. This list was compiled after our big world school adventure, where.

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Responsible tourism in Vietnam

Responsible tourism in Vietnam


responsibletravel.com

Responsible tourism in Vietnam. Easy to read, honest advice on responsible tourism in Vietnam to help you make sure your trip has a positive effect on the environment and local communities.

Why I set up a group tour company for 30-40 something solos | Flash Pack

Why I set up a group tour company for 30-40 something solos | Flash Pack


Flash Pack

I felt like I was at an AA meeting but instead of declaring an addiction, I had to declare that I was 32, single and a loner. Queue the raised eyebrows and funny looks. It was the first time in my life I felt old and totally out of place.

Top 10 photos of Southeast Asia on display in Vietnam

by vietcenter @ Vietnam Tour Pedia

These stunning snaps were selected from more than 10,000 entries to celebrate 50 years of ASEAN. Vietnam’s tourism ministry has ...

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Yangon Bagan Mandalay Heho Inle lake

by vietcenter @ Family Vacation – Vietnam Tour Pedia

Experience Myanmar for all visiting must see & best destinations

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The best tour companies for solo travel

The best tour companies for solo travel


Business Insider

Give yourself a little me time.

Top 5 Best Beaches In Vietnam

by vietcenter @ Vietnam Tour Pedia

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Adventure Tours - Explore the world and make new friends - KILROY

Adventure Tours - Explore the world and make new friends - KILROY


KILROY

Travelling on a tour with like-minded people and making new friends from all over the world is a great way to experience new places.

SURVIVING BORACAY ALONE

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

In March of 2012, I was nearly finished with a 3-week journey moving west through the Visayas region of The Philippines. Visayas is famous for beach and diving destinations. I have never been very interested in beaches, so I was focused on the cities of Cebu, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Iloilo and Kalibo. I did, however, have a beach destination as my final stop before flying out of the country. That beach was the most famous beach in all of The Philippines- Boracay. I was all by my sad self during these weeks in the Philippines. I’d met people here and there along the way, but I didn’t join a backpacker caravan or fall in love. So, how is it traveling to Boracay alone, anyway?

Often beach destinations entice travelers of impossibly clear turquoise waters bookended by eternal sunrises and sunsets. So often, ... Read More »

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Fairy Stream at Mui Ne

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

Mui Ne is well known for stunning sand dunes, beautiful beaches and wind & water sports, but a hidden gem worth visiting is the Fairy Stream. What is the Fairy Stream? The Fairy Stream may not amaze at first, but as they say, ‘don’t judge a book by its cover!’. From the road it looks just like a brown stream only …

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Viet Nam Teachers’ Day

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

Viet Nam Teachers Day honours the contribution of teachers past and present Vietnamese culture has an ingrained respect for elders and family. Many families have several generations living together in the one family home and families often work together too. When people greet each other, even as strangers, they call them by family terms (hello older brother, hello uncle, hello grandma …

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Once Upon A Time In Da Nang

by vietcenter @ Vietnam Tour Pedia

Da Nang is one of those places that has the weird magic of making people wish to return for more. ...

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Family - In Country Tours


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Italy 2 wk itinerary Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Venice

by the2bubs @ Fodor's Forum

I know itinerary questions proliferate, but this is my husband's and my first trip to Italy (have only been to Europe twice - both times France) and...

Busabout | Ultimate Vietnam Adventure

Busabout | Ultimate Vietnam Adventure


Busabout

Visit Vietnam, become a culture glutton, and discover one of the most bountiful countries of Southeast Asia!

Tour Passes with TruTravels- The easiest way to travel South East Asia!

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

Your opinion matters… Why tour passes? Well, we have been running trips throughout South East Asia for four years now, from one tour to thirteen across 5 countries and we wouldn’t be where we were today if it wasn’t for all you wonderful travelers! We have been offering combo trips for the past two years now which have proven super …

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VIETNAM HOLIDAY FOR FAMILY WITH BEACH BREAK – 12 DAYS

by vietcenter @ Family Vacation – Vietnam Tour Pedia

Vietnam family holiday tour visiting Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city

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Portugal Hotel Recommendation, Lisbon and Porto?

by mikster @ Fodor's Forum

My husband and I are planning a trip to Lisbon and maybe Porto at the end of September.Just starting the research in terms of best areas to stay in....

Mai Chau 2 Days Classic Group Tour

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

Within 2 days, tourists will visit some villages of Mai Chau including Lac Village and Poom Coong village by biking and a hiking to visit 1000 Steps Cave, optional to stay overnight in a homestay of Thai people or bungalow.

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Explore Viet Nam By Cyclo

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

See Viet Nam from a different angle, by three-wheeled cyclo! Viet Nam is a country full of wonders and visitors who explore can witness its hidden gems. For a unique perspective,  ICT suggests travellers try and explore Viet Nam by cyclo – an adventure in itself! There is no better way to get up close and personal with the hustle and bustle …

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Thailand Trips for Young Adults | TruTravels Group Adventures

Thailand Trips for Young Adults | TruTravels Group Adventures


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See all the best bits of this amazing country as part of a group. Join us in paradise for the experience of a lifetime - you wont regret it!

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. […]

My Stay in Iceland: The Top 5 Places to Visit Within A Day’s Drive of Reykjavik

by boscovstravel @ Boscov's Travel Blog

The following post is written by Kristin from the Boscov’s Travel Marketing Department. Kristin traveled to Iceland in September 2017.    Tourism in Iceland is booming; more tourists visited in the past decade than the previous 6-decades combined. Tourism in 2017 exceeded 25% growth over the previous year. Hearing about the beauty of the landscape and … Continue reading My Stay in Iceland: The Top 5 Places to Visit Within A Day’s Drive of Reykjavik

Adventure family vacation of Vietnam

by vietcenter @ Family Vacation – Vietnam Tour Pedia

Family vacation from Mai Chau to Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh city in Southern Vietnam

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The Vietnamese Monkey Bridge

by ICT Team @ In Country Tours

One of Viet Nam’s most unusual and iconic images… the Monkey Bridge! What in the world is a Monkey Bridge? A Monkey Bridge (‘cầu khỉ’) is a traditional, handmade, wood or bamboo walkway built across rivers or gullies in Viet Nam. These bridges sometimes consist of just one piece of wood or bamboo log, either with or without handrails. They …

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Competition – Win a trip for two to the Philippines – Flights & Tour

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

Christmas is just around the corner and its a time for spreading love, therefore we have decided to give you the chance to take your best friend to one of the most beautiful destinations in the world… The Philippines! Up for grabs is two spots on our awesome 10 Day Philippines Experience where We start in Cebu, only a short …

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1 Week Indonesia Itinerary: How to Make the Most Of Your Trip

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Rachita shares how you can see the best of Java and Bali in one shorter trip.

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Phu Quoc Adventure Boat tour

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

Spending a day to discover Phu Quoc Island is really an enjoyable trip. With Phu Quoc Adventure Boat tour, you take part in exciting activities: snorkeling, swimming & visit the islands, and join an interesting itinerary.

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NA Chairwoman pays pre-Tet visit to Ha Tinh province

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan presents gifts to poor households and policy beneficiaries in Ha Tinh (Source: VNA) While visiting and presenting gifts to poor households and policy beneficiaries in Thach Hai commune, Thach Ha district, Ngan wished local residents a happy new year. Expressing her sympathy for local people over their difficulties, the […]

Halong Bay Booze Cruise, Booze Cruise Halong Bay

Halong Bay Booze Cruise, Booze Cruise Halong Bay


HALONG BAY BOOZE CRUISE | Halong Bay Booze Cruise

Halong Bay Booze Cruise, Booze Cruise Halong Bay

Review: Vietnam Express Southbound with Intrepid Travel

Review: Vietnam Express Southbound with Intrepid Travel


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Vietnam’s Visa System is a Mess (Here’s How it Actually Works)

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Explaining the four different ways of entering Vietnam visa-free or with visa.

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First Term of World School Done and Dusted

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We’re back home in Vietnam, resting up after our first term of World School. We covered a lot of ground in three months. Seven countries, no less! It was.

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SIEM REAP’S 10 BEST BARS: CLASSY, HIDDEN DIVES JUST OUTSIDE OF ANGKOR

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Every year I find myself in Siem Reap, Cambodia for a week. It’s inevitable, and always enjoyable.

Angkor Wat is, along with Bagan in Myanmar, one of the two most spectacular temple sites in Asia, if not the world. I’ve come back again and again with friends, or by myself. Although lately I barely spend time in the temples of Angkor Wat, I love the cafe and bar scene of nearby Siem Reap, a charming little French colonial town adjacent to Angkor that now serves as the tourist-amenity center of the region. Though a tourist town, it’s far from a tourist trap. There is something about the clear blue sky, slow clouds and that long twilight that I love here. And, there’s the drinks.

Pub Street is famous here. It is the center of Siem Reap and the fulcrum of activity in ... Read More »

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Can I Wear Capris in Egypt? (Or a Complete Egypt Packing Guide for Women)

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

When I was preparing for my tour in Egypt, I had so many questions about what to pack. This was going to be my...

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Trip Review: A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN – MALDIVES IN VIETNAM

by vietcenter @ Vietnam Tour Pedia

Ly Son Island is the garlic kingdom of Vietnam. It is the only island belongs to Quang Ngai province . ...

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Road Trip Itinerary

by kdlucero @ Fodor's Forum

My family is planning a road trip from Quantico, VA to Southern Colorado in March. Please help me plan my itinerary. What to do, where to stay,...

Sapa Trekking full day

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes, cool climate and colorful markets of ethnic minorities. With Sapa Trekking full day, you will visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority and have opportunity to experience their daily life, work and original custom.

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A visit to Surinam in 2018

by Elisabeth54 @ Fodor's Forum

Hello Fodorites, This year I plan a trip to Suriname, the small country at the northern shores of the South American continent. I am busy figuring...

Phu Quoc Snorkeling and Fishing tour to the South

by Ha Nguyễn @ Tour Guide – Vietnam tour guide

Phu Quoc Snorkeling and Fishing tour to the South – A special trip to visit Phu Quoc Island. Especially, it is a good opportunity to experience exciting activities: snorkeling and fishing.

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TruTravels’ Facebook Groups

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

When touring with us you can now go and find your TruTravels’ Facebook groups in anticipation to the tour.  Our TruTravels’ Facebook groups will have your tour leader and future travelers in ready to get chatting, exchange packing and travelling tips whilst getting excited for the adventure ahead! How can you access the TruTravels’ Facebook groups? We send out the …

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25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand, with over 26 million foreign entries in 2016, can be a very touristic place to visit. By some accounts, 20% of the Thai GDP is based on tourism (worldwide nations average about 10%). Thailand is often an entry point for all of Asia, a constant revolving door of tourists on short or extended trips. We’re writing this article to help you avoid getting your hand caught in that often dangerous door.

Thailand is a country that can live up to its high expectations and reputation. It really can be paradise. On the other hand, it can be a disappointing place filled with drunken pub crawlers, tourist scams, empty promises and subpar made-for-tourists versions of local dishes. Pad thai made with instant noodles? You’ll find it all over Phuket and Koh Samui. If you venture past the tourists districts, the food ... Read More »

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Madrid, Seville and Lisbon in early March

by geetika @ Fodor's Forum

I am helping my sister and niece plan their spring break trip to Madrid, Seville and Lisbon in early March, they have 10D/9N. Yes, I know they should...

Portugal Hotel Recommendation, Lisbon and Porto?

by mikster @ Fodor's Forum

My husband and I are planning a trip to Lisbon and maybe Porto at the end of September.Just starting the research in terms of best areas to stay in....

An Unexpected Lesson in Loss

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

Bryony Freestone was young and beautiful, with a contagious smile. She was part of a team of six university students we met during our stay with Marine Conservation Cambodia..

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