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Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

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

Ghost Money: American artist retraces his steps through Vietnam

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Artist and filmmaker Lawrence Johnson was based in Vietnam in the 1970′s, his candid sketches, portraits and raw paintings reveal an entirely different side to the war. In 2012 the artist returned to Vietnam to retrace his steps through a … Continue reading

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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A SHORT FILM ABOUT SOPHIE’S ART TOUR FROM RUSTY COMPASS.

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Watch a short film about Sophie’s Art Tour by clicking on THIS For great tips, stories and recommendations about traveling in Southeast Asia have a look at Rusty Compass: www.rustycompass.com

Come and Join the Party!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour has got off to a fantastic start, I’ve met some lovely people this week and really enjoyed showing them a side of HCMC that doesn’t always make itself apparent. I am currently taking bookings, for more information … Continue reading

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

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

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

Read 33 fun and interesting facts about Thailand that will surprise and delight you on Backyard Travel.

MYANMAR CYCLING TRIP FROM BANGKOK TO YANGON 11DAY 1O NIGHT

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

This is Thailand cycling and Myanmar cycling trip start from Bangkok  the capital of Thailand to Yangon the capital of Myanmar ...

NEWS: Artist in Residency Programme: San Art: Laboratory

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

San Art, an independent, artist-run exhibition space and reading room located in Ho Chi Minh City, recently set up Laboratory, the first first home-grown ‘studio/residence’ programme in Vietnam. A nationwide call for applications resulted in three candidates being chosen. For … Continue reading

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

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

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

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

2 Week Vietnam Itinerary - From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh - OOAworld

2 Week Vietnam Itinerary - From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh - OOAworld


OOAworld

Suggested 2 Week Vietnam Itinerary starting in Hanoi and ending in Saigon, inlcuding overnight in Halong Bay, sand dunes and deliciously fresh food

Up and Running!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour is now up and running and has been taking good folk around the hotspots of Saigon’s art scene. Here are some testimonials: “I’ve learnt so much today, it’s really surprised me what an active role artists have … Continue reading

Indochina Cycling Trip Bangkok to Phnompenh November 11 -November 21,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

INDOCHINA CYCLING TRIP FROM BANGKOK TO PHNOMPENH 11 DAY 10 NIGHT •   The cost: USD 1,350 per person •   Departure Dates: November 11,2018 in Bangkok •   Finish Dates :November 21,2018 in Phnompanh •   Number of cyclist : 5 people & avalible to join •   Countries visited: Thailand, Cambodia

VIETNAM CYCLING TRIP FROM HANOI TO SAIGON AND MEKONG DELTA March 5 to March 21,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

Tour cost:USD 1950 per person Departure date: March 05,2018 Finish date : March 21,2018 Number of Cyclist : 04 people and available to Join! Countries visited: Vietnam

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 10 Best Street Foods You Will Find In Asia

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

Street food in Asia is something that supports the development of cities, provides quick snacks for people in a rush, and enables poorer people with fewer cooking tools at home to buy food that is full of flavor and cultural history. Some of the found recipes are those which have gained international popularity, but their origins are […]

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A tale of two cities

A tale of two cities


Traveller

It's a tough job deciding which metropolis, Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh, is more worthy of a visit. Mark Dapin gives it a go.

Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

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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STATIC FRICTION – THE PROPELLER GROUP

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Last night artist collective ‘The Propeller Group’ spoke about their solo exhibition Static Friction. The event took place at Galerie Quynh; one of the two spaces to host the exhibition, the other being Sàn Art. The exhibition comprises entirely of new … Continue reading

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.

Barilee Impressions: Hotel Maui

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

Seoul is such a sprawling metropolis that choosing a clean AND affordable place to stay that isn’t a dormitory can feel like a herculean task. On a last-minute trip to Seoul, we were just in that very predicament. A good place to start is a list of recommended accommodations from the Korea Tourism Organization, proudly carrying the “Good Stay” badge of certification. One of these accredited lodgings is Hotel Maui, which although doesn’t bring a taste of Hawaii into downtown Seoul, it does provide a cozy getaway from the hustle of bustle of the city. Just one subway stop from Dongdaemun, the very heart of Seoul city, it matches prime location with fresh digs while running surprisingly reasonable discounted prices for it all. Book through Agoda,  Booking.com or AirBnB for slashed prices on all of their rooms, be it Standard Twin, Standard Double or Standard Triple. Hotel & Facilities Hotel Maui impresses from the outside by combining wood, metal and glass to create a modernistic tower. A “Good Stay” certification sign perches prominently at the entrance. Breeze into the lobby and you’ll be met with bright hues of white with wooden accents and cutesy details, including Christmas decorations for our visit. A […]

Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

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

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh Luxury Bike Tour | Butterfield & Robinson

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh Luxury Bike Tour | Butterfield & Robinson


Butterfield & Robinson

Even with its vigorous economic growth, Vietnam is as charming, picturesque and wondrous as the first time we cycled here more than a decade ago.

Hanoi 1 day motorbike tour

by We Ride VN @ We Ride Vietnam

Visit Duong Lam Ancient Villages and Ba Vi Mountain National Park or to Cuc Phuong National Park on this one day motorbike tour. Great if you don't much time but want to see Vietnamese traditional life.

1 Day tour from $115

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

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

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

Read 27 fun and interesting facts about Bangkok that will make you want to go on Backyard Travel.

Halong Valentine Cruise

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

The “Valentine”, which was launched in 2008 (5 cabins boat – Valentine) and 2010(2 cabins boat – Valentine Premium) , is a full service vessel, offering all the facilities and amenities of our larger boats. For tourists in small groups and preferring private space, the Valentine and Valentine Premium is an ideal choice. Where the […]

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

The Walker – A Group Exhibition

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

On Friday 30th March the White Building of HCMC Fine Arts Museum was pulsing with life, throngs of people milled around drinking icy beer from disintegrating paper cups to the multifarious sounds of elfin pop singer Thảo Trang, Saigon punk … Continue reading

5 Best Ways to Travel from Hue to Hoi An

by Trinh Cherry @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

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The 10 best family-friendly destinations in Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

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

Read The 10 best family-friendly destinations in Asia on Backyard Travel.

Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

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

Top 4 Drink in Sai Gon You Must Try

by Trinh Cherry @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

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Notes You Should Remember For Your Myanmar Tour

by ata @ Jasmine Cruises

Traveling to Myanmar, you will realize so many special things that you haven’t seen it before. Such as taking a plane in Myanmar is like taking a bus, you do not need to show personal papers. Or you can even stand at the runway when another plane is landing,… Let’s find out notes you should […]

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Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Sapa's dramatic mountainous landscape continues north of town, via Y Ty Village, all the way to the Chinese border. Several small roads penetrate deep into steep, terraced valleys & climb high above ferocious rivers creating a scenic loop.... Continue reading

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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Discover: Kratie

by @ Wikitravel

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

Myanmar Tour And Top 5 Best Temples To Visit

by ata @ Jasmine Cruises

The splendor of gold-plated pagodas and the beautiful nature of Myanmar are always attractive to visitors. Let’s fine out 5 best temples that will make your Myanmar Tour more attractive. Swedagon Temple in Yangon Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the most famous religious buildings in the world. This is the pride and also the most […]

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High 5 Art And Weekend

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

We got completely lost trying to reach our destination last night: the final night of High 5 Art And Weekend. After snaking along HCMC’s district 8 canal system for a good hour and a half and looking like we weren’t … Continue reading

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Vietnam adventure cycling tours

INDOCHINA CYCLING TRIP FROM BANGKOK TO HANOI 21 DAY 20 NIGHT

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

the tour cost is 2699 usd/person. Visit country : Thailand ,Laos, Vietnam .the cycling distance : 1300 km

Walking Vietnam: Paths of Wonder from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Walking Vietnam: Paths of Wonder from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City


Road Scholar

Enjoy comfortable walking adventures throughout Vietnam, beginning in the capital city of Hanoi and ending Ho Chi Minh City — Saigon. Explore villages, citadels, bays and more!

Liberty Central Hotel, Nha Trang

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Liberty Central Nha Trang is a contemporary, stylish, high-rise hotel just a block from the beach. Featuring elegant, minimalist decor, extraordinary sea views, rooftop bar & its own section of beach, Liberty Central is a solid place to stay in Nha Trang.... Continue reading

Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

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

Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Natural Wonders: Akame 48 Waterfalls

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

With most of us travellers and expatriates sticking to the Japanese cities, it’s literally a breath of fresh air to get out of the city once in a while. If you appreciate waterfalls as much as we do, take the daytrip from Osaka, Kyoto or Nara to Akame 48 Waterfalls, found in Nabari of Mie Prefecture. A place with water so crystal clear, you can trace every stone and bump along the entire riverbed, and even drink it if you’re as daring (or foolish) as one of us was (*cough* looking at YOU, Barun *cough*). Although the name suggests 48 wondrous waterfalls, the number 48 is used as a way to describe “many.” But not to fret, you still get to see 25 magnificent, gushing waterfalls, ranging from big, small, wide and tall. Check out our photos for most of them, but the five main attractions are Fudo Falls, Senju Falls, Nunobiki Falls, Ninai Falls, and Biwa Falls. It’s also famously home to the giant salamander, many of which you’ll be able to see at the Salamander Center at the entrance of the trail. Duration To complete the 3.3 km circuit, the park suggests 3 hours total (1.5 each way). […]

Cheap Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi from $75 - KAYAK

Cheap Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi from $75 - KAYAK


KAYAK

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi on VietJet Air from $75... Search and find deals on flights to Hanoi.

INDOCHINA CYCLING TRIP FROM BANGKO TO SAIGON April 2 to April 19,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

Tour cost:USD 2,150 per person Departure date: April 02,2018 Finish date : April 19,2018 Number of Cyclist : 04 people and available to Join! Countries visited: Thailand,Cambodia,Vietnam

Hue City Tour With 13 Lovely Guests – the Special Hue Tour

by Trinh Cherry @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

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Discover: Vicksburg

by @ Wikitravel

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

I Love Vietnam Community Projects – the Core Value of Youth

by ponta666 @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

From a social enterprise in Hue city, the I Love Hue Tour has grown up and become I Love Vietnam Tour, which operates tours in 4 main cities in Vietnam. Despite the rapid growth, I Love Vietnam Tour still keep the core value of a social enterprise – support the community. As there are many community problems […]

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Motorcycle tours in Vietnam

Motorcycle tours in Vietnam


Back of the Bike Tours

Are you looking for a unique experience during your trip to Vietnam? Hop on the back of one of our bikes and enjoy an awesome ride in Saigon!

‘A Transformative Disguise: Lê Hoàng Bích Phượng’ at Sàn Art

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

‘Transformative Disguise’ is Lê Hoàng Bích Phượng’s first solo exhibition. Composed of 9 new paintings and 5 ceramic sculptures, this exhibition plays with ideas of reflection, transparency and transformation, inviting the viewer to contemplate their own awareness of their behavior … Continue reading

Pu Luong Drone footage 2017

by We Ride VN @ We Ride Vietnam

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Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

The World of Sound and Surface 1st June – 5th July 2012

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Dewey Ambrosino and Tam Van Tran are friends from L.A, practically neighbors Dewey tells me at the opening reception of their collaborative exhibition at Sàn Art. The exhibition comprises of a conversation between their works, Ambrosino’s is metallic, pulsing and … Continue reading

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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Vietnam: a view from the train

Vietnam: a view from the train


Telegraph.co.uk

The Reunification Railway links Hanoi with Ho Chi Minh City, offering travellers an excellent – and comfortable – way to see Vietnam, says Mark Smith.

Wind, Water & Fury – Hozenji Temple

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

There comes an aura of mysticism and fascination when it comes to ancient rituals of offerings, chants and prayers. Imagine a temple, where fragrant swirls of incense waft past as glowing paper lanterns creak overhead. Candles pierce through the darkness from a glass case, coins tumbling into the donation box resound with sharp clinks and murmurs of prayers float through clasped hands. This is what you’ll find at Hozen-ji Temple, buried in the very heart of one of Osaka’s most popular entertainment districts. While most visitors to Osaka are awestruck by the explosion of lights, delicious scents and exciting sights of Dotonbori, Hozen-ji Temple patiently awaits at the end of a quiet alley known as Hozen-ji Yokocho. Almost mysteriously, all the noise and hustle of Dotonbori just a few dozen steps behind you melt away, replaced by a mist of peace and quiet that wraps you up in it’s calming aura. Hozen-ji Temple has been a key landmark since 1637, just a few decades into the Edo era of 1603-1868. This dimple in history was notable for its stability and popular enjoyment of arts and culture, and Hozen-ji watched throughout its early years as many performance theaters rose – and […]

Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Just a couple hours' drive from Saigon, Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa has improved it's facilities and aesthetics in recent years: it's now a lush, relaxing and satisfying retreat from the city.... Continue reading

Sophie’s Art Tour on CNN Go

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour has been listed on CNN Go’s ‘Insider Guide: What to do in Vietnam’. Click on this link to read more. Sophie’s Art Tour is currently taking bookings, please get in contact to find out available dates. For … Continue reading

Hanoi vs. Saigon | InsideVietnam Blog

Hanoi vs. Saigon | InsideVietnam Blog


InsideVietnam Blog

When visiting Vietnam, chances are you'll head to the northern capital Hanoi and the southern hub of Ho Chi Minh City (AKA Saigon)… but which is best?

Hokubo: Home Away From Home

by Jen A @ Barilee Traveling

It’s easy for city dwellers like us to get caught up with our bustling metropolis lives and never really thinking much about the countryside. This is a common theme among many city folk in not just Japan, but many developed countries. Thing is, the countryside actually has a ton of things to explore and experience, and is full of warm smiles that welcome you in like family. But, getting out there and finding your way around can pose some logistical challenges.   That’s why JTB, one of the biggest tourism companies in Japan, is investing a ton in promoting some really amazing rural spots and putting together programs to help both Japanese and foreign visitors discover what the countryside has to offer. We were lucky enough to get a special invitation from JTB to have a guided tour of Hokubo, a quaint little county in Maniwa City of Okayama Prefecture located just an easy 3.5 hour direct bus ride from Osaka. Here’s a look at the sites and experiences we got to enjoy!   Takoaka Shrine   A winding single-road into the mountains had us pulling up to a secluded mountainside shrine. Only the pitter patter of the rain atop […]

How to Drive a Motorbike in Vietnam

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

To the untrained eye, Vietnam’s traffic is absolute chaos. Nobody obeys any laws, the roads are overcrowded, and Vietnamese drivers often seem completely oblivious to everything around them. And yet, there’s a beauty to the madness. It flows naturally, like blood pulsing through a body with paved veins. This guide will help you to make […]

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More Than Sushi: Osaka Street Food

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

Heading to Osaka? Whip out your elastic pants and fill that wallet with cash because you’re about to take on the food capital of Japan, famous for being a hub for Japanese cuisine from all corners of the country. Oodles of street food can be found within the more bustling districts, where tourists and busy businesspeople with a full schedule are looking for a quick and tasty fix. Here’s a quick list of the top street foods you absolutely have to indulge in on a trip to the big O! Okonomiyaki   Okonomiyaki was born and perfected in the streets of Osaka, so needless to say, a trip to this foodie city just wouldn’t be complete without gorging on this filling dish. Imagine a thick pancake made with a hearty mixture of egg, finely diced veggies and your choice of meaty topping, ranging from bacon to seafood delights. Or just say “niku nashi de onegaishimasu” for a vegetarian-friendly meal. Foods with “yaki” in the name means “grilled,” and okonomiyaki is grilled to perfection on an iron griddle before its smothered in a sweet ‘n savoury sauce or four. Have it on the go as a true-to-form street food, but if […]

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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The Youth of Today!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Tours for Families, Young People and Working with Schools. Sophie’s Art Tour has been having a lot of fun recently engaging with children and young people, art is subjective and it can be wonderful to look at it through a … Continue reading

Travel For Women | Cultural Immersion | Guided MissDirection

Travel For Women | Cultural Immersion | Guided MissDirection


Travel For Women | Cultural Immersion | Guided MissDirection

Guided MissDirection is a travel company designed exclusively for women. Our all-planned small group tours allow for safe culturally immersive adventures!

TZ1: Vietnam tour 11 Days Hanoi - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City

TZ1: Vietnam tour 11 Days Hanoi - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City


Go Asia Travel

Vietnam tour 11 days 10 nights from North to South included flight and train tickets. Destination covers Hanoi, Halong bay, Da Nang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh city, Mekong delta

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 Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Thanks to new coastal roads, it's now possible to ride from Saigon to Hoi An, and beyond to Dong Hoi, following the coast all the way & avoiding the busy main artery of Highway 1 for the vast majority of the route. This is a salty, sunny, sandy & scenic road trip.... Continue reading

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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Vietnam – A Paradise Of Vegan Cuisines

by Huong Lien @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

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VIETNAM CYCLING TRIP HANOI TO SAIGON 25 June to 9 July,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

•Departure Day: 25 of June ,2018 in Hanoi and •Finish day: 09 of July,2018 in Ho Chi Minh •Tour cost :1800 usd/person base on two people sharing one room

Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

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

Discover: Jakar

by @ Wikitravel

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

Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

On a recent road trip between Saigon & Hanoi I made a record of some of the meals I ate along the way, to try and illustrate the variety of food available, and what a delight it is to eat your way from one end of the country to the other... Continue reading

Saigon to Hanoi by Motorbike: 5 Suggested Routes

Saigon to Hanoi by Motorbike: 5 Suggested Routes


Vietnam Coracle

Thinking about riding the length of Vietnam by motorbike? Here are 5 great routes between Saigon and Hanoi, each one specifically designed to suit the needs of different travellers, based on scenery and time frame among other things.... Continue reading →

Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

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

Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

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

Central Laos

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

Central Laos Vientiane As far as Asian capital cities go, Vientiane was actually quite pleasant. Not overpopulated, a diverse food scene, cultural attractions, and an expansive night market make it a place that’s definitely worth enduring the heat for. Buddha Park: Whether you’re buddies with Asian mythology or not, the mix of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on this grassy section of land will capture your imagination. You’ll find creatures just knee-high to behemoths several stories tall. Go early to try and avoid the searing sun from baking you alive. Do your best to stay in the area surrounding the streets of Samsenthai and Setthathilath, just above the river and night market. This is where most of the action is within walking distance, including several inner city temples, the aforementioned night market, the cultural center, banks, motorcycle rentals and a variety of top class food options. Thakhek / Konglor Cave Circuit Thakhek is a town that really only serves as a base to explore the circuit of caves that stretch eastwards, and most particulularly, the absolutely breathtaking Konglor Cave to the northeast. Inthira Thakhek: Though placed on the higher end of the expense range for lodging, this place is absolutely worth […]

Âm Binh ‘The Undead’: Pioneering Vietnamese Theatre

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Âm Binh took a long hard cathartic look at the human side of war. A visceral Vietnamese drama of two soldiers from the north and the south, both saved by the same women whose only child has just been killed … Continue reading

Budget travel – Top 5 cheapest destinations in Asia

by Oanh Tran @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

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I Love Vietnam Tour - Motorbike Tours With Female Bikers

I Love Vietnam Tour - Motorbike Tours With Female Bikers


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I Love Vietnam Tour is proud to be a social enterprise tourism company for empowering young female students as well as supporting the community in Vietnam

The Best Place for Shopping in Saigon

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Everyone likes to go on a shopping spree sometimes, and Saigon is definitely one of the best place for this. Through a quick Google search will help you find countless of high end shopping malls (Vincom A and B, and the most recent Takashimaya), we...

Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Covering nearly 200km of completely empty beach, coastal back-roads lead from the old imperial capital of Hue to the beach city of Dong Hoi. Scattered with thousands of traditional-style tombs, this coastal region is rarely explored by foreign visitors... Continue reading

Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A comfortable & aesthetically pleasing synthesis of the exotic & the familiar, the modern & the traditional, and Asian & European elements, Lasenta Boutique Hotel is yet another addition to Hoi An's list of excellent value, mid-range accommodation... Continue reading

The 12 best hikes in Southeast Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

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

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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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The top 15 destinations in India that you must visit

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

There are more than one reason because of which India is such a popular tourist destination. With such a variety of topographical features and so many interesting places to see people from all over the world come here to witness its splendour, beauty and wonder. Well, when it comes to India, then you are bound […]

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Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

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

Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

Northeast Vietnam Motorbike Tour: 5-7 Days

by We Ride VN @ We Ride Vietnam

Northeast Vietnam is a place known for its scenic views, romantic Ba Be Lake, Ban Gioc waterfall on the Chinese border and the limestone kharst surround by lush green fields.

5 Days from $800

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Discover: Clipperton Island

by @ Wikitravel

If you somehow find yourself visiting Clipperton Island and lack things to do (understandably), try running around the island and timing yourself; the record circumnavigation time is one hour and 17 minutes.

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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Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A small crescent of toast-gold sand lined with coconut palms & casuarina trees, Bãi Rạng Beach is squeezed between two rocky bluffs, 15km south of Quy Nhon. It's still a local, working beach & remains undeveloped.... Continue reading

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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Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

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

How to Find Great Budget Tours in Vietnam (and not get ripped off!) - GRRRL TRAVELER

How to Find Great Budget Tours in Vietnam (and not get ripped off!) - GRRRL TRAVELER


GRRRL TRAVELER

For the female solo traveler, Vietnam shouldn't be an intimidating or scary country to travel. Commuting between main cities is easy and cheap via public transportation. And if it's an attraction, you can bet there's a budget tour for it, as tour operators are everywhere, vying for your business and ready to assist your travel needs.

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

Don't look for nightlife in Saudi Arabia: alcohol, dancing, movies and mingling with the opposite sex are all prohibited.

Sophie’s Art Talks: Vietnamese History in Colour

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour is now offering lectures in Vietnamese art history. The talks are an engaging and alternative way to understand Vietnamese history. Using images of artworks, photographs, footage and the personal stories of artists, Vietnam’s fascinating history is illuminated. … Continue reading

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which City To Visit In Vietnam?

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which City To Visit In Vietnam?


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This is a city showdown: Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City. Get to know more about costs, food and sights and find out which Vietnamese city you should go first!

Welcome to Sophie’s Art Tour

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour is based in Ho Chi Minh City and looks at Vietnam’s fascinating history through the lives and works of it’s artists. For bookings please contact Sophie via email – sophiesarttour@gmail.com or via telephone – +84(0)121 830 3742. … Continue reading

Flights Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon Hanoi from £55. Best lastminute.com offers.

Flights Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon Hanoi from £55. Best lastminute.com offers.


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Compare the best available deals from Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon to Hanoi in real time: select the perfect combination from hundreds of airlines and book your next flight in just a few simple clicks!

Laos Motorbike Tour: 11-14 Days

by We Ride VN @ We Ride Vietnam

Cross the border and ride the Ho Chi Minh Trail from Hanoi to Hoi An down the legendary supply route. jungles, beaches and ancient cities this Laos Motorbike tour is a great adventure.

Contact us for pricing

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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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Indochina Cycling Trip From Pakse to Siemreap December 30,2017 to January 13,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

•The cost:USD 1,799 per person •Depature Day: December 30,2017 from Pakse (Laos) •Finish Day: January 13,2018 in Siemreap (Cambodia) •Number of Cyclist : 6people  &  avalible to Join

Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

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

The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

After the best boutique hotels in Saigon, we decided to have a look at a cheaper selection of accommodation in our city. As always this is only based on our opinion nor this is a sponsored article/video by any of these hotels. Check out the...

Homestay tourism in Sa Pa attracts holidaymakers

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

Among the crowds of visitors in Sa Pa district in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai in the early days of 2018, many chose to stay at the homes of local ethnic minority people to experience the unique culture first-hand.   Terrace fields in Sa Pa Homestay services in Ta Van, Lao Chai and […]

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Bicycle Tour: Saigon to Hanoi

Bicycle Tour: Saigon to Hanoi


SpiceRoads Cycle Tours

Saigon to Hanoi by Bicycle | Experience Vietnam by bike, from Saigon to Hanoi

18 Amazingly Cheap Places You Should Travel to in 2018

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

Want to travel without breaking the bank? Then you’ll want to keep an eye out for those bargain destinations! The countries listed here are all among the cheapest places to travel, offering not just great value but also some of the world’s most magnificent sights and experiences. Grab your bucket list and read on… Save  Don’t forget to pin this […]

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Sophie’s Art Tour Launches Today!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Cut the ribbon! pop the champagne! Sophie’s Art Tour launches officially today! Whether you are passing through HCMC or you have lived here for years this tour is a fascinating exploration into Vietnam’s visual history. For more details about the … Continue reading

Riding the Reunification Express in Vietnam

Riding the Reunification Express in Vietnam


The Independent

It's a dilemma: “frog porridge Singapore-style” costs 40,000 Vietnamese dong (about £1.20) but plain “frog porridge” just 28,000. I study my laminated menu as we rattle on south through the night. Does “Singapore-style” mean a spicier sauce, perhaps, or bigger bits of frog?

Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tour: 7 Days 7 Nights

by We Ride VN @ We Ride Vietnam

Ride the Ho Chi Minh Trail from Hanoi to Hoi An. Experience the legendary supply route that takes us across the DMZ. Battle sites, National parks, beaches and ancient cities this ride has it all.

7 Days 7 nights from 1430$

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

French photographer promote Vietnamese culture and people

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

Caption: Some of the 37 art photos promoting Vietnamese people and culture by renowned French photographer Réhahn are displayed in HCM City’s District 3 from Jan 6 to Feb 6. — VNS Photo Viet Nam NewsHCM CITY — An exhibition displaying 37 art photos promoting the values and diversity of Vietnamese people and culture by […]

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

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

The Meeting of Two Amazing Women – I Love Vietnam Tour Ceo and Facebook Coo Sheryl Sandberg

by ponta666 @ I LOVE VIETNAM TOUR

APEC is probably the biggest event in Danang, you can find many people who have great influence on the humanity to come to Danang, from the most powerful world leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, etc. To heads of the most important enterprises such as Sheryl Sandberg – the COO of Facebook, Mark Konyn – […]

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The hottest bucket list destinations in Asia for 2018

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

1. China China is a country that has been moving forward, and fast, for three millennia. Now a country of development, technology and growth, China retains a firm connection to its ancient past. From the rural areas filled with green rice paddy fields to the sprawling metropolises, this country is diverse, colourful and exotic. Travel from […]

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Sophie’s Art Tour launching in 2012

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

After many months of research, Sophie’s Art Tour of Saigon is getting ready to launch in 2012, year of the dragon. It has been an intriguing journey gathering together the strands of this story. Along the way I have consulted … Continue reading

Pa Ku San, Mother Mountain in the clouds

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

VietNamNet Bridge – Pa Ku San Mountain in Lao Cai Province has primitive forests covered in moss, forests full of maple trees and their colourful leaves, cliffs that startle with their steepness and, at times, all this is covered in a sea of mist. Through the mist: We reached the climax of our feelings. — […]

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Goodbye Korea: Hello Newest Adventure!

by Barun Sarkar @ Barilee Traveling

We’ve got some life-altering news (no, really). After years on end living it up in South Korea as cross-Pacific expats, we’re incredibly excited to announce that we are FINALLY living out our dreams of living in… Japan!   Since 2010, Barun has visited Japan four times on both business and leisure trips, and from the second he first arrived, he fell head over heels in love with Japan’s sophistication, development and ravishingly beautiful traditional culture. Kyoto in particular, with all its mesmerizing temples and historic sites fed into the natural tour guide in Barun, and it was settled – he would HAVE to live there at least once in his life.   Jen, with her undying love for all things edible, could not tear herself away from the trains of sushi, savoury bowls of ramen, and sizzling gyoza (fried dumplings) on her previous visits to Tokyo and Fukuoka. So when Barun confided in her with his not-so-secret plans for Japan, she clamoured aboard! After a month of real estate agents, temporary apartments and furniture hauls, we’re officially settled in – and what a spot! We’re in the district of Nipponbashi, just steps away from the bustling shopping districts of Namba, […]

The 5 best multi-country holidays in Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

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

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

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

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

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Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

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

Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Bánh Khọt are delicious gems: crispy discs of rice flour batter & coconut milk, fried until they’re crunchy on the outside but moist on the inside, then wrapped in herbs & dipped in a sweet-spicy sauce. Here are 7 places to eat bánh khọt in Vũng Tàu... Continue reading

Vietnam Cycling: Bike Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Vietnam Cycling: Bike Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi


REI

Cycle through Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi among backdrops of rice paddies, emerald jungle, and white beaches at REI.

Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour: 5–7 days

by We Ride VN @ We Ride Vietnam

Northwest Vietnam offers fantastic roads mixed with steep mountain passes and hill-tribe villages. Start in Mai Chau and head up the middle road to Sapa and over the highest pass in Indochina.

5 Days from $860

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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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Southern Laos

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

Southern Laos Pakse This sleepy town serves as both a border crossing town and as a base for intrepidous adventurers set to explore the Bolaven Plateau. More details on Bolaven Plateau below. Alisa Guesthouse: Clean, spacious and well-located on the main Pakse drag. Recommended in Lonely Planet and for once, LP got it right. Sinouk Coffee: A higher-end cafe serving as an ambassador to its namesake coffee resort. An extensive menu, French patesserie-style interior and the best WiFi in town makes it worth a morning or lazy afternoon. Daolin Restaurant Cafe: This is #1 ON TripAdvisor (as of Aug 2016) and the main reason we visited. Top notch friendly service and delicious food kept us going back several days in a row. Bolaven Plateau Tired of the tourist overload of Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng and ready to explore a multitude of waterfalls, ethnic villages, a cooler climate, coffee plantations via 2 wheels & a motor? With elevation ranging from 1000 to 1350 meters above sea level, the heat notably subsides once you get up to the latter and lays the foundation for a region covered in rivers and rich in fine coffee plantations. Rent a motorcycle and hit up […]

Discover: Jacksonville

by @ Wikitravel

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

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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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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Hanoi to Saigon via the Ho Chi Minh Trail: 12- 14 Days | We Ride Vietnam

Hanoi to Saigon via the Ho Chi Minh Trail: 12- 14 Days | We Ride Vietnam


We Ride Vietnam

Motorbike tours | We Ride Vietnam Motorbike Tours | Vietnam custom motorbike tours on Honda CRF 250 Honda XR 150 or Classic Minsk Vietnam mountain adventure motorbike tours | Ho Chi Minh Trail

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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Indochina Cycling Tour From Luangprabang To Siemreap Dec 24,2017-Jan 13,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

•The cost:USD 2,399 per person •Depature Day: December 24,2017 from Luangprabang (Laos) •Finish Day: January 13,2018 in Siemreap (Cambodia) •Number of Cyclist : 6people  &  avalible to Join

Top Vietnamese adventure travel destinations

by asiacitytours @ Asia Locals | Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Myanmar – Thailand – Singapore – Malaysia – Indonesia and India

Many Vietnamese travellers choose to venture off the beaten path as they make adventurous trips to conquer Mount Pha Luong, Datanla Waterfall, or trek through Mui Doi (the East Pole of Vietnam) to enjoy spectacular the sunsets. Following are some of the most popular places for adventure tourists:   Pha Luong Mount in Tan Xuan […]

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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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The Great Vietnam Motorbike Adventure: Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi in 21 Days

The Great Vietnam Motorbike Adventure: Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi in 21 Days


Barilee Traveling

Imagine a 2,000+km canvas of sand dunes, rice fields, cave systems, jungles, crystal blue coastline, beaches, mountain ranges and more, and you get to see it all at your own pace from the most pano…

Northeast Vietnam Motorbike Tour: 8-10 Days

by We Ride VN @ We Ride Vietnam

Northeast Vietnam including Ha Giang is the premier adventure ride in northern Vietnam, Ride the stone highlands up to the Chinese border and experience the life of hill-tribe culture.

8 Days 8 Nights from $ 1340

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The Sunrise History Tour (Pohang, Gyeongju & Ulsan)

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

We’ve already traveled Korea extensively over the last seven years, so we but there’s still a few spots that we’ve always wanted to cross off our checklist. So when Korea Tourism Organization reached out for help to improve how tourists discover South Korea and everything it has to offer, we jumped on the chance. During a hectic three day, two night escapade around the southeastern coast, we were immersed in the coastal culture and history of Pohang and Ulsan, the ancient history of the Silla kingdom capital of Gyeongju and epic sunrises everywhere in between. Check out the photo highlights of our work below! Pohang Naeyeonsan and The Twelve Waterfalls (Mt. Naeyeon) Jukdo Market Pohang Corvette Museum Yeongil Beach Homigot The Japanese House Street What to eat Mulhoe (물회) Spicy Raw Fish Soup & Daegu (대게) Crab Feast Where to stay Eco Hotel – Goodstay Gyeongju Bulguksa Temple Daereungwon Tomb Complex Cheomseongdae Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond in Gyeongju What to eat Ssambap (쌈밥) at Byeolchaeban Gyodong Ssambap Where to stay Hanok Sodamjeong Ulsan Bangudae Petroglyphs Jangsaengpo Whale Culture Village Bamboo Grove Ganjeolgot Cape What to eat Hoe Deop Bap(회덮밥) at Chungpa  

10 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

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

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

Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour: 7 -9 days

by We Ride VN @ We Ride Vietnam

The northwest is a great region to explore by motorbike, join us on our ride from 5 to 7 days from Hanoi to Sapa. Terraced rice fields, tea plantations and high mountain hill-tribe villages.

7 Days from 1180$

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Southwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour: 2-4 days

by We Ride VN @ We Ride Vietnam

Perfect for people who only have a few days to ride. Lush valleys, village home stays and wonderful countryside riding, our Mai Chau / Pu Luong southwest tour is great for all riders.

Starting from 320$

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

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

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

Read 7 Short Luxury Cruises in Asia that will make you want to set Sail on Backyard Travel.

Hanoi to Saigon via the Ho Chi Minh Trail: 12- 14 Days

by We Ride VN @ We Ride Vietnam

Drive from Hanoi to Saigon via the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Experience the entire length of the country on this fascinating tour, Jungles, war sites, beaches and ancient cities this motorbike tour has it all.

12 Days from $2340

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Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

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

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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CYCLING TRIP FROM HANOI TO SAIGON From 5th March to 19th March 2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

CYCLING TRIP FROM HANOI TO SAIGON 15 DAY 14 NIGHT •   The cost: USD 1,800 per person •   Departure Dates: 5th March ,2018 in Hanoi •   Finish Dates :19th March,2018 in Saigon •   Number of cyclist : Full Seats •   Countries visited: Vietnam

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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Vietnam by the night train: Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi | Travel Feature

Vietnam by the night train: Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi | Travel Feature


Rough Guides

Find out the best way to explore this coastline using the Vietnam railways.

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

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

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

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

In Saudi Arabia, you can try authentic apple-flavored Budweiser. (Non-alcoholic, of course.)

Sophie’s Art Tour Gift Voucher – give a thoughtful gift to a curious mind.

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Gift vouchers are 950,000vnd or $45 per person and can be purchased for individuals or groups. If you would like to book a private tour please get in contact for rates and availability. For HCMC residents the vouchers will be … Continue reading

Welcome to Japan! Cosplay Galore

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

After three weeks of running around Osaka to find an apartment and set it up, we were going a little stir crazy and needed to do some exploring. Luckily, we didn’t have to go far to feed our travel-hungry spirits, since we had moved into Osaka’s bustling district of Nipponbashi – packed with shopping, restaurants, nightlife and tourist attractions. We hopped on our bicycles for a little wandering around the ‘hood, when we almost ran right into barricades blocking off the street for a massive, shoulder-to-shoulder crowd that stretched for as far as we could see. We had stumbled upon Osaka’s anime hub of Den Den Town hosting its annual Nipponbashi Street Festa, an all-out free-for-all exhibition of the otaku subculture that worships Japanese anime and manga in all its quirky glory. Men, women, Japanese, expats, young and…slightly not as young all took part in the cosplay bonanza. Completely decked out in amazingly detailed costumes, they staked out spots on the asphalt to pose for the thousands of gawking cameras and the fans behind them, clicking away as if the cosplayers had just jumped out of a manga comic. We joined the fray of photographers, so check out some of […]

HAPPY VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR! CHÚC MỪNG NĂM MỚI!

by @ Sophie's Art Tour

Sophie’s Art Tour wishes you a Happy Vietnamese New Year. May the year of the horse be your most beautiful year yet! Please scroll down for more information about the tour or choose from the tabs above.

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by Train How-To

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by Train How-To


Passing Thru

Visiting Vietnam? While flights within the country are very inexpensive, consider going from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by train! Here's how we did it.

VIETNAM CYCLING TOUR SAIGON-DMZ-HANOI FROM 22 OF JANUARY TO 8 OF FEBRUARY,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

Tour cost:USD 2,150 per person Departure date: January 22,2018 Finish date : february   08,2018 Number of Cyclist : 02 people and available to Join! Countries visited: Vietnam

How to Travel From Saigon to Hanoi

How to Travel From Saigon to Hanoi


TripSavvy

See all the options for getting from Saigon to Hanoi compared in detail. Choose if a bus, train, or flight is best for getting around Vietnam.

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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