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Salzburg, Austria

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God

We spent two nights in Salzburg, where Mozart was born and raised. I had such a fantastic experience there walking around the old town, checking out lots of historic buildings and the view from the top of the mountain, where the Salzburg Castle is situated.



I love the old town and the river which reminded me a bit of Florence, Italy or Paris a bit. The old
town has so many beautiful gift shops and restaurants. We stopped at Cafe Tomaselli for coffee and cakes, which is a bit of an institution in the city.  We had the traditional coffee with whipped cream called melange which was fantastic and their cakes just blew my mind away, Delicious!!!!

               

We walked a bit more then took a cable car up to the top of the Salzburg Castle for the city view. It's very crowded as it should be, full of tourists like me. I took so many shots and stood there at first for about 10 minutes to appreciate the view and the green city and several different bridges connecting both sides of the city. Then we climbed up and walked inside to reach the top of the castle. The night before we left, because it was raining, we had dinner at the hotel restaurant and it was great food as well. The waitress was very helpful, recommending that we have calamari for starter then we had dumplings with bacon and crackling on top of sauerkraut. The second dish is very traditional for this part of Europe.



We also had the most famous Austrian dish Wiener Schnitzel, a flattened crumbed piece of pork pan-fried, served with boiled potatoes and cranberry sauce. On our last afternoon in the city, we just sat down in the square with a cold Steigl beer and enjoyed the last sunshine of the day. It was a fantastic 3 days in Salzburg!

Roman Forum & Palatine Hill: The Highlights Reel

by Sarah Shumate @ The Wanderblogger

Visiting Rome, especially for the first time, without at least touching on the city’s history would be nearly impossible to do. Along with ancient Greece, Rome is considered to be the birthplace of western civilization, and evidence of that achievement looms around virtually every corner in the city…at least the architectural remnants of it, anyway. As you’d expect, the Colosseum sees the highest tourist traffic among Rome’s famous ruins, but you’ll be able to discover even more history, as well as get a glimpse into daily life during the height of the Roman Empire, by visiting the Colosseum’s sister sites – the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. If I could offer just one piece of advice, it would be to visit both of these sites with a guide. There are no pamphlets handed out at the entrances or signs throughout the sites describing what you’re looking at. Both the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill are entirely just ruins, which definitely keeps them feeling authentic vs museum-like, but doesn’t help you out much if you aren’t even aware of what you’re looking at. If a guided tour isn’t an option, I recommend at least printing off maps and doing a little […]

“We need very little to be really happy” and other life lessons learned sailing the Greek Islands

“We need very little to be really happy” and other life lessons learned sailing the Greek Islands

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One of our favourite sailing skippers shares a few pearls of wisdom from the blue waters of the Aegean.

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Vietnam's Street Food Culture - Caroline in the City Travel Blog

Vietnam's Street Food Culture - Caroline in the City Travel Blog


Caroline in the City Travel Blog

When I went to the travel doctor to get shots for my trip to Asia, she specifically told me that I wasn’t to eat anything from street vendors or anything I hadn’t seen cooked. I smiled at her and then mentally laughed. How could I possibly go to Asia without trying any street food? I’d …

5 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement with Corporate Social Responsibility

by Pauline Lacanilao @ Visit.org Blog

Business leaders are becoming increasingly aware of the need to invest in their corporate social responsibility. These giving back programs have been shown to motivate and engage employees. Forbes.com has noted how Millennials, especially, prioritize working for companies that care about contributing to social good. As this generation begins to takeover the workforce, it is essential that corporations offer CSR programs...

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Hanoi street food tour - Hoi An Food Tour

Hanoi street food tour - Hoi An Food Tour


Hoi An Food Tour

Amazing Hanoi food tour, genuine Hanoi food tasting, meeting locals, the markets outing. Walking and motorbike tours getting away from the tourist traps.

Seoul Dining

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

Twenty-two years ago, while living in Sapporo, Japan, I nearly made it to Seoul. There was a week where it looked as if a visa run was necessary but in the end the trip never eventuated. In the ensuing years,...

Côn Đảo

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



We took a very short escape for four nights to Côn Đảo for relaxation which we enjoyed very much. The surroundings are still pretty much wild jungle with beautiful pristine beaches. The locals are very charming and friendly. I love the way the main town is nicely planned with good tidy infrastructure (unlike Hanoi) which makes the town run very easily and smoothly. One main priority when I'm on the coast is finding good seafood. Not difficult on Con Dao.



We hired a motorbike for the whole time to discover the island ourselves instead of taking taxis or joining tour groups from the hotel. We found wild beautiful beaches around, great little coffee shops and also great local seafood restaurants. We kept going back the the same restaurant for the whole four days. Called Ớt (Chilli) Seafood Restaurant, it was serving a great selection of live fresh seafood from crabs, shrimps, Moreton Bay bugs to lobsters and fish. I love the simple cooking methods they suggested, either steamed or barbecued, but always tasty. They also cooked a very nice sweet and sour fish broth to eat with rice and also steamed veggies eaten with a special dipping sauce: Kho Quẹt.



After lunch each day, we headed to Góc Phố Cafe to enjoy their coffee. Sitting on high plastic chairs looking over the road without any traffic and the town's clock tower. Life is so easy, calm and peaceful in this town.



Food is always my first highlight and I'd like to mention my second highlight; the Six Senses Resort. We had such a fantastic time with good breakfast and dinner even though it was more expensive than what we normally pay. We really enjoyed the ocean view from our room, the infinity pool and private beach.



I'd come back here again and hopefully the place stays the same as it is now: charming, peaceful, friendly people and great seafood.

I Live At Home, But Don’t Call Me Spoiled

by Caroline @ Caroline in the City Travel Blog

In general, I feel okay about my life. I have a career I’ve worked hard for and published pieces I’m proud of. I have amazing friends all over the world and a family I’d do anything for. I don’t even mind being single. But if there’s one thing I can be slightly sensitive about, it’s […]

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Why you should ignore the headlines and visit Egypt now

Why you should ignore the headlines and visit Egypt now

by Hannah Logan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

‘Welcome' wasn't just a word; it was a feeling. A feeling that accompanied me from the streets of Cairo to the banks of the Nile. From the markets of Luxor to the temple of Abu Simbel.

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The Islands of Vietnam – A Hidden Tropical Paradise

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

With 3,000 kilometers of coastline, Vietnam has countless beaches and seaside resorts to choose from. However, even though these places are beautiful, cities, noise, and traffic often aren’t far. So, if you are looking for a real getaway, deserted white sand beaches, historical sites and a truly local experience, Vietnam’s many islands are where you […]

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Best Accommodation in Quy Nhon According to your Budget!

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Quy Nhon is an undiscovered gem of tourism in the central coastline of Vietnam that you should not miss. Everything is so untouched and wild that it should be a desired destination for everyone, and the waves of tourists have yet to come. Therefore, finding a place to settle down for a few days or […]

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How I learned to stop worrying and travel with a hearing impairment

How I learned to stop worrying and travel with a hearing impairment

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Having grown up with what’s called a ‘moderate sensorineural hearing loss’, I’ve adapted to living in a way that means my impairment goes largely unnoticed. But there are moments – little things every now and then – when I’m reminded.

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Best Anti Theft Travel Bags and Accessories To Keep Your Travel Gear Safe

by Sarah @ TripGourmets

As full-time travellers, one of the questions we hear most often is “how do you keep your stuff safe when travelling?”. The answer may be that we have just been…

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3-Day Similan Islands Liveaboard Scuba Trip with Wicked Diving Thailand

3-Day Similan Islands Liveaboard Scuba Trip with Wicked Diving Thailand

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Whether you're a Scuba diving newbie or you've been diving around the world for decades, doing a liveaboard in the Similan Islands is the ultimate Scuba experience to add to your bucket list! We loved our experience with Wicked Diving Thailand because they are environmentally conscious, budget friendly, fun and professional! Come with us as we describe exactly what it's like to stay on a Scuba diving liveaboard in Thailand!

Prague, Czech Republic

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



What a beautiful city Prague is! However, I don't think I've ever seen a place with so many tourists. And with that, quite a few local businesses in the central/tourist area seem to rip tourists off or cheat tourists all the time.



As I'd already been through Munich, Vienna and Budapest earlier, I thought Prague was a bit similar to those cities in terms of such great architecture and churches. Prague has a great cheap transport system and most tourist attractions are within walking distance of metro or tram stops. And, to me it seemed pretty safe. I wondered how many people actually pay to use these public transports because most people seemed to just jump on and off without their tickets. Probably, it's free!



I did another great free walking tour around the city to kick off my 4 nights and our guide was a Russian American was great with loads of information about the culture, the city and food. I'm so glad that I did the tour at the beginning of my stay. After the tour, we decided to change some money and we got so upset with the money changer (professional shop) as they charged us €10 to change €50. We didn't know the language and after signing the receipt, we found out and they refused to give the money back. This is very sad and apparently so common in Prague. We were disappointed but we put it behind us. I can't complain as this is probably my fault because I wasn't careful enough.


After that, we walked up to the Prague Castle for fabulous views of the city. After working up a hunger, we found a small restaurant full of people and we hoped it would be a great place. Waitresses were friendly and the food was acceptable, but we got ripped off big time again! We had to pay €78 for a simple meal for 2 with 1 beer, 1 glass of wine, a pork schnitzel and a Greek salad plus we have to pay 15% for VAT and a bread basket which we didn't eat. Some Prague people must think tourists can draw money out of the blue!!!! We had a totally bad day!!!!



Anyway, a great thing came up the next day as we found one of the best coffee shops in town (for me) where we noticed the owners and staff have passion about coffee, where they test their coffee, chat to their clients about the differences between their coffee. Surprisingly, no Vietnamese coffee in the shop, very disappointed (just kidding). We went back to this coffee shop two more times before leaving Prague. With recommendations from one of our clients who lived in Prague for two years, we went to a great Prague pub, Pivoparsky Dum, for dinner where we could taste different beers, including nettle, coffee and banana beer and an amazing meal. We were the only tourists in the pub and it was a huge place but filled up by 8pm. The best meal in Prague for me and I'm so glad we went there.



So, in general, I have mixed feelings about Prague. Not sure if I'd go back.

3 of the Best Cities in Spain for Food-Focused Travel

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Find out which destinations were endorsed by over 118 million real reviews from global travelers on Booking.com as the best food cities in Spain.

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Hidden places in Nairobi, Kenya that few travelers know about

by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

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Nairobi is not so straight forward when visiting as a traveler. How should you spend 2 days in Nairobi? Most travelers look at TripAdvisor that offer a handful of things to do in Nairobi, but they don’t give a good impression of Nairobi as a city or of the Kenyan culture, in my opinion. This […]

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Know the foods – Where to go

by hoang @ Hanoi food tour

You will be amazing that’s some streets in Hanoi that its name is also brand street foods name. So you only need to know what you want to taste so you will know where you will to go. Get there and taste your favorite foods. Sweet soup at Dao Duy Tu street Sweet soup is […]

5 essential spots you need to visit in Phnom Penh

5 essential spots you need to visit in Phnom Penh

by Hannah Edensor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When it comes to incredible sights, Phnom Penh is no one-trick pony.

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Tam Coc: A Day Trip From Hanoi, Vietnam

by Ivana Greslikova @ Nomad is Beautiful

This article will bring you to Tam Coc, a natural site in Vietnam, which is part of the Trang An Complex that you can explore by boat. We won’t be saying anything new if we said how much a single...

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Street food isn't as scary on a guided food tour in Hanoi

Street food isn't as scary on a guided food tour in Hanoi


chicagotribune.com

An unadventurous eater dives into Hanoi's sidewalk street food scene on a guided food tour.

My Summer In Review, Part 1: New Zealand to Thailand

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

“Where’s Trailing Rachel been?” I hear you screaming. Or maybe not. Either way, I owe you an explanation I guess according to my mother. I’ve been freelancing. You know, to keep this traveling lifestyle going. You didn’t think the original budget for 10 to 12 months would last when the trip got extended to 2+ years did you? Anyway, I’ve been writing a lot of online content and my list of clients has grown kind of a lot, so I stay pretty busy during the weekdays – and even some weekends, shocking I know! Of course, I still get to go on walks and take breaks and sleep when I feel like it. Duh, this isn’t an office job. I’ve also been moving around quite a bit more than I would at home when I’d just get back to my apartment after work and blog for the hell of it. And hey, while I’m living abroad, why wouldn’t I wanna have beers outside go exploring after I finally get off my laptop? When you’re writing all day to get paid, it’s not exactly the first thing you want to do with your free time. (My girl Anna feels me on this!) Plus, sometimes […]

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The Virtuoso Difference

The Virtuoso Difference

by soniajonestravel @ Sonia Jones Travel

Sonia Jones Travel’s affiliation through Savenio with Virtuoso means the world to our clients. From welcome amenities, to room upgrades, to late check-outs (or early check-ins), to breakfast daily and a food and beverage credit to enjoy, the benefits for our clients when they stay at one of the 1100+ partner hotels across the globe […]

Jaipur Itinerary – Plan Your Perfect Trip to the Pink City

by Sarah @ TripGourmets

Our Jaipur itinerary post covers all the top sights to see in the Pink City, whether you plan to stay for one, two or more days. For us as for…

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Women’s Expeditions: How Intrepid is breaking the barriers of traditional tourism

Women’s Expeditions: How Intrepid is breaking the barriers of traditional tourism

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To coincide with International Women's Day, we're proud to launch three new women-only expeditions to Morocco, Jordan and Iran.

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Hanoi Vietnam - How a Restaurant Helps Students Rise from Poverty

Hanoi Vietnam - How a Restaurant Helps Students Rise from Poverty


Enlightened Journeys Travel | Theresa Jackson

Three men in Hanoi Vietnam envisioned a way to provide authentic experiences and local food to travelers while helping the local poor youth.

8 Things to do in Mui Ne, Vietnam

by Sarah @ TripGourmets

We visited Mui Ne in November 2017, arriving there some days earlier than we had originally planned. We had fled  from the bigger beach city of Nha Trang in horror,…

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Stranger Things Comes To Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights 2018

by Noelle Ong @ KLOOK

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The Gates to The Upside Down lie in Universal Studios Singapore Get ready to step into The Upside Down because Universal Studios has just teamed ...

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Autumn spirit served up in the form of rice flakes by Hanoi village

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

Like pumpkins and candy at Halloween, rice flakes are a must during the fall in the capital. It is an unwritten rule that when you talk about autumn in Hanoi, you have to mention rice flakes. No one knows when the flat sticky rice first became an autumn delicacy in the capital, but the art of making the tasty snack has been well-preserved for more than a century in Me Tri Village. More than 50 households in this village have their fires burning for rice flakes twice a year, depending on the harvest season. Experience shows that rice picked during fall makes the best rice flakes because it is sweeter and more aromatic. The sticky rice used for rice flakes should come from young plants. Me Tri Village in Nam Tu Liem District and Vong Village in Cau Giay District are the most famous places in the north for this treat. These women are removing the grains from paddy flowers. The grains are soaked in water. The tailings, which float to the surface, are removed. The grains are roasted for two hours.  Then they are ground under a wooden pestle, and the ground grains are screened again to remove all the husks. The final product is wrapped in lotus leaves, and these green-yellow...

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Kylie Kwong – Australia-on-a-plate

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

Kylie Kwong, seasoned chef and TV celebrity is loved for her Australian-Chinese food and her Australia-on-a-plate approach. We caught up with her recently. Written by Ishay Govender-Ypma for Fine Dining Lover, 15 June 2017. Sydney-based chef and restaurateur, Kylie Kwong, opened her famed Billy Kwong restaurant in 2000. Since then, she’s appeared regularly on Australian [...]

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These Vegan Headphones Will be Your Most Entertaining Travel Partner Ever

by Jane @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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Are you searching for affordable vegan headphones? The Uplift 2 Wireless House of Marley headphones are made from eco-friendly plant-based materials, to give you maximum travel entertainment while making minimum impact on the environment. Pssst! You might also like these posts: Chow down on our vegan guides to Lisbon, Berlin, Hanoi & more → Discover […]

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9 Free & Cheap Things To Do in Hanoi

9 Free & Cheap Things To Do in Hanoi


Two Wandering Soles

Don't get lost in the sea of motorbikes in Hanoi. We stopped in Hanoi many times during our travels in Vietnam and this guide has you covered on things to do in Hanoi while staying on a budget.

The Best Beaches in Puglia for your Vacations in Italy

by Ivana Greslikova @ Nomad is Beautiful

This is a guide for your vacations in Puglia, Italy. This beautiful region also known as ‘Italy’s bootheel’ is famous for its delicious food, amazing culture, wonderful people with high sense of hospitality and a crystalline sea with some of the most...

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The Best Eco-Friendly Coffee Tours in Da Lat

by Salt @ The Christina's Blog

Even if you are not fascinated by coffee, but if you are into an eco-friendly lifestyle, this article about Da Lat coffee farms will be of interest to you. Love coffee? Then don’t ever miss out on visiting Da Lat! I love the idea that our life is a journey. That journey might not mean […]

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To blog or not to blog…

by Camha Pham @ curated by cammi

I’ve been grappling with this question for a while now: to blog or not to blog? That is the million-dollar question. It’s no secret that my blog and social media posts have been getting more and more sporadic (when I first started, I was churning out 2 to 4 posts a week!), which is, more than

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Hanoi Street Food Tour - What to Eat in Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Street Food Tour - What to Eat in Hanoi Old Quarter


With Husband in Tow

Traveling to Vietnam? Consider learning about Vietnamese food with a Hanoi street food tour, including how to learn about Hanoi street food and where to eat Hanoi food. Includes recommendations about Vietnamese cooking classes in Hanoi.

Best things to do in Bali: experience it the local way!

by Elena Ferranto @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

There is certainly no shortage of things to see and do in Bali, but how do you make sure you leave this culturally rich island with the feeling that you truly saw it rather than being just another tourist doing touristy things? While being one of the top travel destinations and seeing millions visitors a year, Bali […]

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You Can Do It Too: 12 Tip & Tricks For Solo Travel In India

by Hew Lee Yee @ KLOOK

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Explore the incredible India Many have embarked on solo travels in India and speak about their time in that country with much fondness and their ...

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Karolina's Five Favorites in Prague

Karolina's Five Favorites in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

We continue with the 2nd edition of our “Prague Five Faves”, where we introduce the people behind Taste of Prague and where we spill the beans on what we actually like in Prague. Next up: Karolina. When we told Michal, the sommelier at Cafe Savoy, that Karolina would we working with us, he had to have a seat. He knew her too well, having roamed the city with her, hopping from bar to bar. He said she was perfect for us. And he was right. Yes, Karolina likes to party and we are yet to meet a person who wouldn’t want to have a drink with her, having known her for at least ten minutes. Yet she is organised and reliable. More than we are. We guess that’s what being a mom of a super cute toddler does to you. What Jan admires about Karolina is her system of “cheat days”. While Jan just goes on a eating rampage with the will power of a three-year-old in an empty candy story without adult supervision, Karolina stays calm, breaths in, breaths out and let’s the opportunity go, instead waiting for one of her cheat days when the limits are off. Eating out with her is fun: just like Zuzi, preparation seems to be a big part of Karolina’s eating out experience. She just has a plan when she walks into a restaurant and sticks to it. And we like a woman with a plan. Karolina’s also an unlimited source of incredibly funny stories and an open book who just loves people. Need a recharge? Just give Karolina some enthusiasm and affection, and you’ll get it back tenfold. And she’s our resident dim sum dumpling expert. A lover of Asian cuisine, she knows where to go and what to get. Just ask her. Trust us.

How to Have a Creative Retreat in Asheville

by Caroline @ Caroline in the City Travel Blog

One of my goals for this year was to spend more time working on projects that I wanted to, not had to. I went on a creative retreat to Nicaragua this summer and wanted to replicate it on my own terms. The first time around, my destination of choice was Asheville, somewhere I’d visited a […]

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Our favorite places for hot chocolate in Prague

Our favorite places for hot chocolate in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

We don't know about you, but when the summer ends, we say good-bye to our running shoes, waste any exercise we engaged in during the summer, and just focus on a steady diet of Pho, roast pork, buttery risottos and other comfort foods. Hey, the winter's coming, and that's not the time to fool around. You need to eat. Just ask our grandmas.  But the gloomy, dark and increasingly short days have a positive side, too: the season for hot chocolate in Prague has officially begun. Talk about a silver lining. Here's the places we like to visit for our cup of the delicious - and highly addictive - stuff.

Hanoi Fabulous Food and Sights Tour

Hanoi Fabulous Food and Sights Tour


Paloma Motorbike Tours

Hanoi Fabulous Food and Sights Tour, for the best in sightseeing, culture and food, our tours are considered by many to be the most fun things to do in Vietnam

Seoul Dining

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

Twenty-two years ago, while living in Sapporo, Japan, I nearly made it to Seoul. There was a week where it looked as if a visa run was necessary but in the end the trip never eventuated. In the ensuing years,...

Hot Snail Quest

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

Hanoi is baking in hot summer sun and there hasn't been much rain about this year to take the edge off the heat. A savage storm or two but long periods with not a drop. The city population seeks respite...

11 Travel Photography Tips to Capture a Destination Fully

by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

Our little ‘ol planet is a pretty fascinating place floating around in the cosmos. With so many places to go, people to see, and experiences to live, the desire to put them all in our pockets drives us collect pictures. Millions of them. The challenge often is how to shoot the best pictures while being […]

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New Zealand NORTH ISLAND Travel Budget || Breakdown of what I spent in 5 weeks

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

We spent five weeks (34 days) exploring New Zealand’s North Island and documented everything I spent along the way! After landing in Auckland, we bought a campervan and travelled up to Cape Reinga, back down and around to Hamilton and the Coromandel and then down the coast to Tauranga. We also visited Rotorua, Taupo, Hobbiton and Fielding before finishing our North Island travels in Wellington. The budget doesn’t include the two weeks we spent living in Auckland, looking for the campervan – it starts from our first day on the road. Looking for my budget for the South Island? The map below shows some of the main areas we visited: EXPENDITURES: ACTIVITIES – $14.85 per day **Although there were two of us travelling, all prices below are what I spent, so are PER PERSON!** As New Zealand is known for being one of the most adventurous countries in the world, it’s not surprising that activities were our main source of spending. I’d never done a skydive before, so when in Taupo, I went for the full package, complete with photos and video. This set me back $529 – nearly a quarter of my total spend! Excluding the skydive, the rest of the North Island activities (entry […]

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7 Awesome Koh Samui Activities and Adventures (that you won’t find on other lists!)

by Sarah @ TripGourmets

Koh Samui island has long been one of the country’s favourite hotspots for tourists and holidaymakers. These days, on arrival at Thailands second-biggest island you can find literally hundreds of…

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Stunning with crowd and attraction in Cai Rang Floating Market, Can Tho.

by Nhan Chung @ Vietnam Express Travel – Private Tour Operator in Vietnam

Perhaps, you have seen many rural markets in your country when you were a child.  Recently, supermarkets or grocery stores have replaced those. You wish you could turn back the time to merge yourself with the atmosphere of rural market; make bargains to market dealers. And have you ever come to a un...

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Beyond the beach: 5 awesome experiences to have in Phuket

Beyond the beach: 5 awesome experiences to have in Phuket

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When people think of Phuket, it's usually beach resorts and palm trees that spring to mind. However, this popular Thai island has so much more to offer.

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Perth Tasting Guide

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

Perth, in Australia’s southwest is said to be the most isolated city in the country.  It’s calm and laid back with a young but growing food scene. Written by Ishay Govender-Ypma (@IshayGovender) for Fine Dining Lovers, 7 June 2017.   Central Bites,  “What makes Perth so interesting is the access to produce,” says Max Brearly of Offshoot Creative, [...]

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SWISS fulfills a little boy’s dream

by Swiss International Air Lines @ SWISS Blog

The seven-year-old Nicolas looks around in amazement. There are so many new and exciting things to see. A dream came true for him on Friday, 22 December, thanks to the letter he wrote to SWISS. His dream is beeing a pilot. More specifically, Nicolas wants to work as a pilot at SWISS. That’s why the […]

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The Yangtze River or Mekong River?

by Ben @ Wendy Wu Tours Blog

Two of Asia’s great rivers go head to head in an attempt to blow each other out of the water… so which will you choose? The Yangtze or the Mekong? The Yangtze River or Mekong River: the mighty Yangtze Facts The Yangtze holds the title of Asia’s longest river (and the third longest in the […]

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5 reasons why I fell for Leon, Nicaragua (and why you will too)

5 reasons why I fell for Leon, Nicaragua (and why you will too)

by Isis-Maya Nissman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One of the most refreshing aspects of Leon is how it truly feels like a city of locals. There is no better place to brush up on your Spanish, take a salsa class or even just visit the local market.

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Hanoi Art Galleries – Top 10 Art Galleries in Hanoi

by Hien Nguyen Thi Thanh @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

Are you curious about art in Hanoi? Explore Hanoi Art Galleries and vibrant local culture with Hanoi Free Local Tours. Here is original guide to your journey to learn about Vietnamese art with top 10 Hanoi Art Galleries including Hanoi art museum, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Art Cafe and Public Art destinations… Hanoi is the center of Vietnamese politics and economy, it is also the heart of local culture and contemporary art. The city has a vast amount of multi-faceted and unique galleries, which are scattered across the city.  Here is top 10 highly-recommended Hanoi Art Galleries that reveal our […]

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Reboot the Blog, Recalibrate the Palate

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

A period of neglect. Dormancy. Slackness. Call it what you will. This miniscule corner of the web still has some life. I'd like to make it sputter again from time to time. There are still stories to tell, observations to...

What It’s Really Like to Eat at Tickets Barcelona

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

When it comes to tapas, Tickets Barcelona is the hottest ticket in town. Here's a look at some of the restaurants most creative plates along with tips for getting a reservation.

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Desert essentials: Our definitive Jordan packing guide

Desert essentials: Our definitive Jordan packing guide

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

People packing for a Jordan adventure have to be prepared for all conditions. Mostly hot ones.

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5 Best Choices for Breakfast in Hanoi Old Quarter

by Hanoifreelocaltours @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

 5 Best Choices for Breakfast in Hanoi Old Quarter Breakfast in Hanoi, Old quarter? You don’t know what to have yet, and You don’t know where to eat? Don’t worry, get dressed and head to the best places for a local breakfast around the Old Quarter to enjoy a peaceful morning like a real Hanoian. 1, Breakfast in Hanoi with Banh mi (Vietnamese bread) The first highly recommended food is Banh mi. Since tourists and foreigners have praised about Vietnamese bread recently. It seems that the bread has become the most popular Vietnamese street food. As a local, Banh mi […]

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5 amazing foodie experiences to enjoy on a trip to Bali

5 amazing foodie experiences to enjoy on a trip to Bali

by Alexandra Frustaglio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While the food and the flavours of Indonesia initially stitched our group together, it was our friendships that kept us eating together the rest of the trip.

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Ta Hien Street – the original place of Hanoi

by hoang @ Hanoi food tour

Located in the heart of Hanoi Old Quarter, Ta Hien Street, in the French colonial time called Géraud, is two-hundred-meter street, intersect with Hang Bac Street and Hang Buom Street. This street was named the “international crossroads” because there are many foreign tourists and has been included in the list of “places have to go […]

FREEDOM CAMPING IN NEW ZEALAND EXPLAINED || Self-Contained Vs Non Self-Contained Vehicles

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

We’d heard the terms ‘Freedom Camping’ and ‘Self-Contained’ thrown around in articles we’d read before arriving in New Zealand, but didn’t have much of an idea as to what it really meant. When we decided to purchase a campervan to travel and live in, we did a lot of research. We looked into what kind of van we needed and where we would be allowed to camp. There was no easy-to-read article anywhere online, so I’ve put this post together as a useful resource for anyone wanting to travel around New Zealand in a car or campervan. Self-Contained vs Non Self-Contained This is something that you’ll become aware of when looking to purchase a campervan. Some vehicles will be advertised as ‘self-contained’ and are usually quite a bit more expensive than their non self-contained equivalent. This is because being self-contained earns the inhabitants the right to park in lots of places, free of charge. Therefore, you can easily save back the extra money within the first few weeks as you won’t be paying out $10-40 per night for campsites or hostels. In order to be certified as ‘self-contained’, the vehicle needs to be inspected by a registered company with the right to grant […]

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Immerse Yourself in the Flavors of ‘The Real Cancun’

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

The Ritz-Carlton’s highly personalized, chef-led market tour and cooking experience celebrates the discovery of local culinary delights.

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A teen’s eye view of Intrepid family tours

A teen’s eye view of Intrepid family tours

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As a teenager, Faye Wilkinson travelled on several Intrepid family holidays. We spoke to her about her memories of them and the lasting impression they’d had.

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Budapest

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



Budapest is a beautiful city which reminds me in some ways of Paris, Rome and Porto, cities I've loved from previous trips.The Danube river divides Budapest into two parts and most tourists stay on the right hand side of the river then walk or take a cable car up to the Royal Palace for amazing city views. In general, things in Budapest are not as expensive compared to other big European cities.



We did a free city tour and it was pretty good with an very active young Hungarian girl. We walked around the city for about 3 hours and learned heaps about the culture and a little bit about food. Hungary's national dish is called Goulash, which can be served with chicken, pork or beef but I think, the beef option is the most popular and in most menus of the restaurants around. This dish is similar to stewed beef with potatoes, carrots and red wine in Vietnam which is also my favorite - something I eat for breakfast in my hometown.


We went to the Jewish quarter for a wander to see some of the 'ruin' bars and restaurants. Food wasn't the best but nice enough, probably not my type of food or I made the wrong choice. On the way back to the hotel, I happened to see a phở restaurant which was owned by a Vietnamese woman from the south. She sounded like she didn't want to sell her noodles and the way she spoke was a bit rude so I walked out - I was pretty full anyway. I bet she wouldn't have been so rude if she knew I could speak Vietnamese! I thought it would have been interesting to see how they were doing phở in Budapest



On our last day, we went to the Great Market Hall which is the main market of Budapest. This is a great market! Everything looked fantastic, very nicely organised, clean and friendly atmosphere. I enjoyed my coffee from a tiny shop where an old lady serves her coffee in very small paper cups with a tiny plastic stirrer. This market sells many types of sausages, cakes, fresh fruits, and of course the greatest variety of paprika you can imagine - in jars, tubes, powders and fresh, too. Our clients recommended that we eat at 'Fatal' restaurant as I wanted to find the best Goulash in Budapest. We had a great experience though the portions were the biggest portions we saw anywhere in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. We couldnt move when we rolled out of there. And of course we had beer, too!


We kept walking around the city for a couple of hours then we went to Raday Street which was lined with about 40 different restaurants to have a drink and dinner. We went to Paris, Texas Cafe for a drink. They served very nice wine and because it was happy hour prices, we decided to stay there. We ordered a rocket pizza and watched the US Open on TV. The pizza was great and we had a good time with thestaff and the lady owner. During our time in Budapest, we tried so many types of Hungarian wines and most all of them are really really good but we couldn't work out why they are not well known in the world. They are very cheap, starting from €3. Need to come back here again.

Hanoi’s lantern festival

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

An exhibition has revived the old spirit as Vietnam counts down to the full moon on Wednesday night. Lanterns for sale on Hang Gai Street during the Mid-Autumn Festival in 1926. The festival peaks on the full moon of the eighth lunar month, which falls on Wednesday this week. Children are drawn to a fish lantern outside a shop on Hang Gai in the Old Quarter. Star-shaped lanterns, the most popular toy during the festival, are made on the sidewalk. A wooden fighting roosters toy in a photo captured in 1937. Animals made from rice flour were popular in Hanoi nearly a century ago. These toys are still on sale in Vietnamese cities, but they now appeal more to nostalgic adults. A lion dance troupe prepares for their performance on Hang Thiec Street. Women make mooncakes on Hang Duong Street, known as the city’s sweets street, in a photo in 1928. A family offers a festival feast on their altar. A crab lantern. The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences is displaying the photos at the Hanoi Ancient House, 87 Ma May, Hoan Kiem District. Source: vnexpress

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Seoul Dining 3: Kalguksu Noodles

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

On our travels, we can meekly sit down at an uncrowded table and eat mediocre food. In fact, to us it might register as good food. How would we know? One principle that we espouse on our street food tours...

Five Faves: Prague tips by locals - Marcela Vuong

Five Faves: Prague tips by locals - Marcela Vuong

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

If you want to see the Sapa market, you want to see it with Marcela - project manager by day, Vietnamese food tour guide by… ehhhh… day, too (but mostly on weekends). Warm, friendly and passionate about food, she is the perfect companion to what at the beginning might seem like an impenetrable maze of warehouses and hole-in-a-wall pho places. (Did we mention she’s beautiful, too?) Heck, she gave us her own tips when we wrote about the market, and they have never failed us on our own visits. Born in Vietnam yet raised in the Bohemian town of Chomutov (“No-one comes from there,” she claims incorrectly, not knowing that Zuzi was in fact raised there, too.), she has a unique insight into both Vietnamese and Czech food and culture, and isn’t afraid to share it. What started as cooking Vietnamese dishes for her friends (and she has many, often recruited from young fashion and design circles) eventually snowballed into one of the most popular tours to Sapa. She also seems to be travelling all the time, which we often observe on social media with thinly disguised envy. So yes, we like her, and we think you’d like her too. Here’s her five faves for Prague and social media.

LATHER UP FOR FOOD SAFETY SAKE

by Monika Czerveniak @ Chowdown Vietnam Food Tour

Tired of frequent bathroom trips? Keep blaming the last place you ate for your discomfort? This blog post should ease your pressure. As a...

Interview with our Duty Station Manager

by Swiss International Air Lines @ SWISS Blog

A few words with Jaleene Ciriales, SWISS Duty Station Manager at John F. Kennedy Airport, New York. Jaleene, what does your job involve? The main tasks of the duty station manager are decision-making with regard to operations and guest services. We also oversee quality control and implement new procedures among staff without compromising security and […]

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Vietnam Culinary Delights

by Nhan Chung @ Vietnam Express Travel – Private Tour Operator in Vietnam

Traveling to Vietnam, alongside many beautiful landscapes, visitors are captivated by a huge load of delicious dishes, which make this country became a food paradise. In other words, one of the elements that make traveler love Vietnam is its excellent cuisine. Hanoi Being well-known for a great many...

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Bangkok

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



Recently, I spent four nights in Bangkok and it was so much fun. I wouldn't say that would be enough to discover such a big active, fun city. But, for me, four nights was probably enough to satisfy my interests, which are mostly food and market related, including my first visit to the city's Chattuchat market.


Both long and short vacations are relaxing for me as I work 7 days a week and don't have weekends, but I do take lots of breaks. That's just how it works out. My friends wonder why I take so many short holidays. I mean of course it's to relax and relieve any stress and luckily, from Vietnam, there are lots of places close by and sometimes there are cheap airfares.



Bangkok is not my favorite city in Asia but I don't mind going back for a short vacation as I love Thai food very much and also Thai people are very friendly. I'm not sure how many dishes I tried and their names but it was very tasty though occasionally too spicy for my tastes. At times, I felt like I was crying and smoke was coming out of my ears while I was trying to finish the food. It was so much fun eating like a local and it's also a way for me to learn the culture of the place I'm visiting. That's the most important thing for me.


Besides the fantastic weekend market at Chatuchak, I loved Klong Toey produce market as well. I love the way Thai people present their vegetables and meat and, similarly to Vietnam, kill some animals in the market to ensure freshness. The Klong Toey market sellers were so friendly, showing me how to kill fish, frogsand smiling when I asked to take photos. I smell their meat and I saw fish jumping up and down. Like in Vietnam, the local markets are the best places to do food shopping.


Bangkok night life was a bit much for me especially Pat Pong where it's all related to sex and nudity but that's what Bangkok's famous for. There was way too many people asking me the same question, sex DVD? sex show? boy or girl? It was a bit confronting at the beginning but I felt annoyed at the end. Anyhow, it's something they you only can see in Bangkok and I experienced it.


One of the highlight of the holiday was the Sofitel Sukhumvit Hotel. It was great with super refreshing cocktails and bubbles from 4-7pm and a beautiful swimming pool during the afternoons after long walks discovering the city. I'd love to come back to Bangkok again and definitely will stay there.

Bangkok’s panorama in 25 places to visit

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Bangkok originated from a small commercial center, which is a trading port located in the west of the Chao Phraya River about 200 years ago. Today, as the city grows at the pace of the times, the cultural, religious and historical beauty is still intact, becoming a feature attracting global tourists. Not just gorgeous temples, […]

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Vietnam Travel Blog and Guide 2018 ( You'll Love Vietnam!)

Vietnam Travel Blog and Guide 2018 ( You'll Love Vietnam!)


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Vietnam travel blog and guide. Where to go, where to stay, places to visit and see, how to find the best prices. Travel blog, tips and guide for Vietnam written after spending 6 months living in, and exploring Vietnam in depth. The real deal Vietnam travel guide. We love this country!

7 Practical Ways to be a Responsible Traveller

by Jess @ EXPAT GETAWAYS

I love to travel, but there is a cost. Not financial, but to the communities that we visit. This is where you need to think about being a responsible traveller.  There is no doubt that tourism can bring economic benefits to developing countries. Unfortunately though, those benefits can sometimes be limited to a select few.   Our wonderful guide on…

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Top 10 Saigon street foods you should not miss

by Nhan Chung @ Vietnam Express Travel – Private Tour Operator in Vietnam

Cơm tấm (comtam) It is a daily dish for people here. In normal pace of life, from luxury restaurant to street restaurant, comtam is made of omelet, grilled rib served with mỡ hàng, a little of bì and salted vegetables pickles which have long been a particularly popular dish for Saigon people.  ...

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Observations & Ramblings From Two Months Camping Around New Zealand

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

Here are a few things that I’ve noticed while camping and housesitting here in New Zealand for the past two and a half months. This post is a bit of a ramble (kinda like this one) so enjoy… New Zealand is expensive. I knew it would be. But like, it’s more expensive than home. Gas and booze especially. And it kills me that I can’t really afford to eat out at all the great-looking restaurants while staying on budget. Losing things in the car makes me feel like I’m losing my mind. When you have literally all of your belongings in a finite space and you can’t find your chapstick, it’s excruciating. Because you know it’s in there somewhere and you’ve just misplaced it, or it’s fallen out of the car never to be seen again… Related: I have to stop setting things on top of the car. Every drive here is beautiful. There’s rarely a time when you’re not looking out the window at some gorgeous view of mountains, lakes, or coastlines. It’s absurd really. It’s also great because the radio in our car doesn’t work anymore… All backpackers here have the same stuff. It’s like, “Oh you have that tent? […]

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THAILAND: The Global Street Food Dish that is Pad Thai (Recipe)

by Jakob Polaco @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Pad Thai is a street food item that everyone has pretty much heard of at this point. It is a global dish, and one which can taste completely different depending on where it was served.

Vietnam: a street food tour of Hanoi | Worldwide Destination Guide

Vietnam: a street food tour of Hanoi | Worldwide Destination Guide


Worldwide Destination Guide

Ben Lerwill gets a taste of the roadside stalls and cafes in Hanoi

Where to Stay in Bangkok: The Best Hotels and Neighborhoods

by Ivana Greslikova @ Nomad is Beautiful

Your decision about where to stay in Bangkok can determine the outcome of your experience in the Thai capital. Especially if it’s going to be your first time in Asia. Bangkok is a vibrant metropolis that welcomes you with a...

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The Ultimate Hanoi Street Food Guide - I Like Local Blog

The Ultimate Hanoi Street Food Guide - I Like Local Blog


I Like Local Blog

Hanoi is a food heaven if you are a food lover. It provides you with the opportunity to spend at least 10 days eating your way through the city without having the same meal twice. Same with the number of great restaurants and street food stalls. You can eat the best food, more often than …

How Much Czech Food Did We Eat on Our Epic Prague Food Tour?

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

We spent a full day eating our way around the Czech Republic’s glorious capital city on an epic Prague food tour. Was it fun? You bet. But how much Czech food did we eat? A weekend was not enough time for us to explore the charming city Prague. As slow travelers, we like to spend a month in each city that we visit. Prague is no exception to this rule. In an ideal world, we’d hang out at Prague cafes, wander aimlessly along the city’s ancient cobblestone streets and leisurely gaze ...

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5 Sustainable Souvenirs From Chiang Mai That Support Local Artisans

by Caroline Bird @ Visit.org Blog

Traveling sustainably also means buying sustainably. Which is why supporting local craftspeople is one great way to contribute to the community you visit. When traveling in Northern Thailand, keep these sustainable souvenirs from Chiang Mai in mind. If you are a fan of handcrafted goods, you will be spoilt for choice while shopping at Chiang Mai. This city is known...

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The Best Atlanta Neighborhoods for Street Art

by Caroline @ Caroline in the City Travel Blog

Finding street art is one of my favorite things to do when I travel. I’ve seen murals in New York, Miami, Toronto, Melbourne, Tel Aviv, Guatemala City, London, and even Las Vegas. But these days, my hometown of Atlanta has plenty of colorful spaces to offer. I previously wrote a post on Atlanta street art that was […]

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Ideal Da Nang Vietnam Travel Guide – Know What to Do and See

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

You might be in search of Vietnam’s cleanest and most worth-living city, then the Da Nang Vietnam Travel Guide below to discover the attractive destination better than ever. The tips

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A Quick Guide to Skiing in Asia

by Nicci @ Wendy Wu Tours Blog

You’ve overdone the Alps, enjoyed Andorra and the Dolomites, rocketed down the Rockies, beaten Banff’s peaks, conquered Queenstown and perhaps even caught enough snow to make a run or two of Scotland’s Nevis range. So where do you go to get your next snow fix? Asia of course! Japan Considering that about three-quarters of Japan […]

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High-flying chefs

by deen @ SWISS Blog

When top-notch chefs with Michelin stars and Gault-Millau points to their name start showing beads of sweat on their brow, Jan Trachsel knows that it’s all going to work out fine. Jan is the manager of SWISS’s Inflight Culinary Development. Which means that, among other things, he’s the man responsible for SWISS Taste of Switzerland, […]

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What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam - A Hanoi Food Guide

What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam - A Hanoi Food Guide


2foodtrippers

Wondering what to eat in Hanoi Vietnam? Our Hanoi food guide has the best spots to eat and drink in the wonderfully chaotic Vietnamese city.

The magic of exploring the Galapagos Islands on an active trip

The magic of exploring the Galapagos Islands on an active trip

by Amy Whitwood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The group – along with the trip itinerary – were amazing, but I firmly believe that without our local guide, the trip would not have meant what it did to me.

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3 Great Beaches In Boracay Besides White Beach

by Sarah Shumate @ The Wanderblogger

If the prospect of spending your entire Boracay vacation surrounded by other tourists and countless salespeople isn’t exactly the paradise you had in mind, you are in luck. White Beach is not the only place in Boracay to relax sea-side and soak up the sun. Despite its small size (and the fact that White Beach takes up a huge chunk of beach space), there are indeed several other beaches in Boracay worth visiting as well. At least a dozen of them, in fact. Now, don’t get me wrong. If you’re coming to Boracay, it’s almost obligatory that you spend some time on the island’s most popular beach – it is what made the island famous, after all. But if you’re visiting in peak season and you prefer a little more personal space, then you can rest assured there are plenty of other great beaches in Boracay to escape to when White Beach gets too busy. We checked out a few of Boracay’s lesser-known beaches on our trip and fell in love with three in particular, all for different reasons. So if you’re looking for quieter beaches in Boracay (still with gorgeous scenery, of course) or beaches with better waves, then […]

Visit Venice of Bangkok- Amphawa Floating Market

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

If you happen to be in Bangkok on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, then visiting Bangkok weekend market must be in your “To Do” list. Tourists can easily find plenty of open markets in the weekend right in Bangkok center. Floating markets, on the other hand, require a day trip to the rural area of the […]

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Manila

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



After relaxing on the beach in Boracay, I stayed a few days in Manila and it was so much fun. I met some of my previous street food tour clients and they took me out for dinner and also recommended so many things that I must do in Manila, including shopping.



Between my eating time in Manila, I visited different malls to buy some souvenirs. Malls in Manila are huge and there are too many of them around. I got dizzy and lost in two of them and they only way out I told myself was to walk down to the ground floor and find the car park. It was so frustrating at the time but actually it was great fun walking around different malls to see how local people do their shopping.
I love the weather in Manila as it was nowhere near as humid as Hanoi and I felt more comfortable. Some people may not like it here but I loved it as it's a bit similar to Hanoi. A big crazy Asian city!



My clients took me to a restaurant called Mesa which is located at the Greenbelt Shopping Centre. This is a great Filipino fusion restaurant and always full with locals and tourists. We had way too much food including deep fried pork, fish, stir fried veggies, pigs' feet and then, not that we needed it, dessert! Apologies that I can't give the exact names of the dishes - sometimes you just have to concentrate on the conversation. After dinner, we went to a square where they play live music to drink beer. It's a bit similar to Bia Hoi without music in Vietnam. It was so cool and I loved that atmosphere very much



My clients mentioned about the most popular fast food in Manila called Jollibee and these franchises are always located right next to McDonalds. I don't know why I took the recommendation but I ate the pasta with deep fried chicken. It was really not my type of food.



The only thing I slightly regret is that I didn't have a chance to ride a jeepney around Manila. They look so good and so colourful. This will be one of the reasons that I will come back to Manila. Thanks to my clients that made my trip to Manila so special and hopefully see you again soon

The 10 best family-friendly destinations in Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

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

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Nha Trang Dec 2014

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



A short and sweet break is always great especially when it's back to my hometown to visit friends, family and eat amazing food. I never get tired of eating seafood and Nha Trang is right on the coast and therefore offers plenty of options. Seafood is included in most dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


I started my morning with a bowl of fish noodle soup or Bún Bò Huế then rode to some random cafes to meet old friends. After that, I stopped at my favorite place for a snack, where they make rice crackers and steamed rice pancakes topped with stir fried spring onions and tiny dried shrimp. It was so yummy. I had two hours break in between meals to play tennis at my old club where I used to play 13 years ago. It was fun to meet old friends at the club. We always laugh so much as tennis in Vietnam is completely different compared to western style tennis. Much louder. More like the atmosphere at a football match.



I followed tennis with lunch at home, prepared by my mother and sister in law. I know there's always lots of excellent food waiting for me. Dishes on this day were sweet and sour fish broth, steamed squid, deep fried tuna with special dipping sauce (fish sauce, chilli, garlic, lime and sugar), salad and deep fried pork belly. I'd never ever be able to finish this food even though I try. I was so stuffed that I couldn't breath. Thanks my family for the generous great spread of food.



The next day, I caught up with my good friends for dinner. We went to the new part of the city for a special seafood treat. We had way too much food to eat again. We ate BBQ prawns, BBQ squid and BBQ fish with salt and chilli and fresh jelly fish salad and steamed crabs. Surprisingly we finished them all then headed back to town for a drink at the Intercontinental hotel. It was a nice bar but unfortunately empty and drinks weren't the best!!!!



I spent more time over the next two days focused on eating and I tried all my favorite dishes in Nha Trang but I still didn't have enough time to eat Nem Nuong.

Good reason to come back in February for this dish.

Kalsarikännit – A Foreigner’s Tale

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

Featured in SAA Sawubona Inflight Magazine   Pantless drinking at home – Ishay Govender-Ypma gets to grips with kalsarikännit in Finland. Written for  SAA Sawubona inflight magazine, July 2017.   You’ll remember this. Opening credits roll to Bridget Jones’s Diary. Renee Zellweger’s character sits on the couch in her Christmas PJs, glugging wine, [...]

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Getting Around Phu Yen

by Eleanor Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Phu Yen is another hidden charm of Vietnam that not many people have a chance to discover. To describe Phu Yen in an adjective, there is nothing more accurate than astonishing! Mother Nature was a little biased in giving Phu Yen Da Dia Reef, a natural masterpiece that rivals the only four or five places […]

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Unique day trips from Jakarta that will refresh your mind

by Fransisca Angela @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

While there are a lot of interesting things to do and historical places to see in Jakarta (I’ll save these for another post), as a local who lives here, I often like to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a more laid-back environment. In this post I’ll share my recommendations of day […]

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A Foodie's Dream Come True in Hanoi - Visit.org Blog

A Foodie's Dream Come True in Hanoi - Visit.org Blog


Visit.org Blog

Check out our tips for savoring the best Vietnamese street food that Hanoi has to offer -- from which dishes to try, to what street food tour to join.

7 Reasons to Visit Malta this Spring

by Emily Luxton @ Emily Luxton Travels

Perfect weather, empty beaches, and festivals galore - I've rounded up just a few of the reasons you should consider a trip to Malta this spring...

Keep reading

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How to Travel Sustainably in Thailand and Why You Should Care

How to Travel Sustainably in Thailand and Why You Should Care

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Tourism has affected Thailand in so many ways, and there are many issues you'll be shocked to learn about. As tourism in Thailand continues to skyrocket, it's more important than ever to support ecotourism and travel sustainably. We've put together out best tips so you can travel more responsibly in Thailand.

5 reasons why Antigua is the highlight of any trip to Guatemala

5 reasons why Antigua is the highlight of any trip to Guatemala

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Antigua is like finding an old jumper that you haven’t worn for a while – it fits perfectly and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy.

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My top 10 Penang street art murals and where to find them

by Camha Pham @ curated by cammi

There were two main things on my radar when heading to Penang, Malaysia. First: street food; and second: street art. Penang, and in particular its capital George Town, has a compelling cultural scene that flourished after George Town was deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. The city’s cultural identity was cemented when the Penang State

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Top 10 most common scams in Pattaya

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Pattaya is known for being one of the most famous resort towns in Thailand. When talking about Pattaya, one cannot avoid talking about its charming endless beaches, its sleepless night streets, and the sexy ladies of the walking streets. However, these scams below can totally ruin your experience while in the pearl of Pattaya Bay. […]

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8 Books to Read Before Travelling to India

by Nicci @ Wendy Wu Tours Blog

Intimidating but overwhelmingly enchanting, India has long drawn travellers into its colourful melee of history, culture and general chaos. As a destination, there is a lot to get your head around – where to go, what’s it like, what to eat are just a few questions of many. The best way to answer them? Take […]

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THE TIPSY VEGAN || Review of Norwich’s New Vegan Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

Yep, you read that right! A brand new addition to Norwich’s ever-growing list of vegan eateries… and this time it involves cocktails! The lovely ladies at the Bia Kitchen had such a great reaction to their market stall that they have stepped it up a notch, opening their own permanent place on St Benedict’s street. This new cocktail bar and restaurant ‘The Tipsy Vegan‘ serves up a different menu to their popular diner classics found on their market stall, alongside a very fancy, bespoke range of cocktails designed by Knowhere Special. I’m talking ‘House-Infused Beetroot Gin, Activated Charcoal, Mint, Lemon and Ginger Beer’ kinda fancy….   I was lucky enough to be in Norwich the day they opened to the public and didn’t think twice about booking myself in for dinner. On arriving, me and my sister (also vegan) were greeted with a super friendly welcome and shown to our seat. The place features a small ‘dining’ area with tables, a more laid back ‘drinking’ area and a couple of extra tables near the bar. We were seated in the dining area and immediately scanned the menu to see what we wanted to order. Luckily we have very similar tastes, so both […]

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Top 10 Reasons Not to Miss Phu Quoc – The Resort Paradise

by Eleanor Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam, located in the Gulf of Thailand. This island is known as the precious stone of Vietnam tourism because of the endless blue ocean, vast national park and gorgeous sunsets. If you are traveling in the south of Vietnam and have no clue about where to go apart […]

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What I wish I knew before my Intrepid trip to Peru

What I wish I knew before my Intrepid trip to Peru

by Katie Lockhart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether it’s packing more sunscreen with you for your time at Machu Picchu or brushing up on altitude sickness, these tips will help you make the most out of your once-in-a-lifetime trip.

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Ultimate guide to food in Hanoi Old Quarter - the best local street eats!

Ultimate guide to food in Hanoi Old Quarter - the best local street eats!


TripGourmets

Eating out in Hanoi, or more specifically finding the best local street eats can be daunting. This is our ultimate guide to food in Hanoi Old Quarter

Night Shrimping in Hualien, Taiwan with the River King

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

We tried our hand at urban shrimping in Taipei a few years ago and had the best time. So when I saw this Hualien night shrimping tour on Kkday, I didn't give it much thought. Urban shrimping is fun, but here, we'd be doing it for real in an actual river. Awesome!

8 unmissable experiences in Perth, Australia’s underrated capital of cool

8 unmissable experiences in Perth, Australia’s underrated capital of cool

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

So often overlooked, Perth is better known for being the gateway to Western Australia’s natural wonders than it is for being a destination in its own right. But in actual fact, Perth’s a pretty special place. It’s the sunniest capital in Australia and one of the most remote cities on the planet.

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Hanoi Nightlife Old Quarter| Hanoi Night Life Tips| Best Night Clubs

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

NIGHTLIFE IN HANOI OLD QUARTER| HANOI NIGHTLIFE TIPS| BEST NIGHT CLUBS Beside being one of the most ancient capitals in the world, when it comes to nightlife, Hanoi certainly has a reputation. Hanoi Nightlife is definitely is the most boisterous, especially in the Old Quarter. When the sun goes down, there’s always something to do whether it is joining some street activities or partying in the best night clubs in Hanoi,… In this article, as the locals, we will provide you some Hanoi Night life tips you must know to make your trip in Hanoi fulfilled and perfect. The activities will be […]

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Travelling alone in Sri Lanka as a woman: is it safe?

by Camha Pham @ curated by cammi

I was quite a latecomer to the solo travel game, having taken my first solo trip when I was 28. As I traipsed around the old towns of Eastern Europe and perfected the fine art of dining alone, I only had one question: why hadn’t I done this sooner? Needless to say, I now have

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Eight of the Oddest Creatures you’ll Encounter in Asia!

by Nicci @ Wendy Wu Tours Blog

Thinking about the wildlife you’d love to see on your holidays to China, Japan, Borneo, Asia in general and it’s adorable animals like pandas and orangutans that spring to mind. But, amongst the mountains, rainforests, desert and all the other various landscapes Asia boasts, live a huge number of incredible, exotic beasts, many of which […]

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From Venice to Rome: 21 photos of a trip through Italy’s highlights

From Venice to Rome: 21 photos of a trip through Italy’s highlights

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Your life will quite possibly be incomplete if you don't take in Florence's awe-inspiring views, Venice's dreamy waterways, Cinque Terre's colourful villages, and Rome's majestic sites.

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Why you should visit Patagonia’s Perito Moreno Glacier (and what to know)

Why you should visit Patagonia’s Perito Moreno Glacier (and what to know)

by Zoe Grant @ Intrepid Travel Blog

All I could muster was a smile that enveloped my entire face. I looked around at my fellow visitors and realised that this seemed to be a bit of an epidemic, a condition of the glacier.

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Secret Garden Restaurant, Saigon

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



I like this restaurant pretty much for its location on the top floor of an old building right in District 1. Secret Garden has a very simple design for both inside and outside on the terrace but I prefer sitting outside where I can enjoy the breeze even though it was in a very hot day in Saigon when I visited in May. The open space idea is great with wooden tables and chairs and some colourful flowers around that made me feel like I was in the small garden.



The restaurant has short menus for both food and drink which is great as I don't like too many choices. I love the simple way they cook the food but without compromising on flavour and authentic Vietnamese style. My favourite dishes the day I visited were the stir fried beef with càng cua vegetables and the crab broth served with pickled baby eggplants. Another rustic idea was the serving of drinks in small bottles with lemon grass, a slice of lemon and ice.... a very refreshing look!




I'd love to come back to the Secret Garden again on my next visit to discover more of their delicious food and drinks menu.

The Secret Garden 
158 bis Pasteur, 
District 1
Ho Chi Minh City

Reboot the Blog, Recalibrate the Palate

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

A period of neglect. Dormancy. Slackness. Call it what you will. This miniscule corner of the web still has some life. I'd like to make it sputter again from time to time. There are still stories to tell, observations to...

Discover exclusive Cham culture on My Son Holy Land Tours

by Nhan Chung @ Vietnam Express Travel – Private Tour Operator in Vietnam

My Son Holy Land Tours, a cluster of temples constructed in Champa civilization, is a tourist attraction full of culture and history. Taking a half day tour to My Son Holy Land, visitors will discover a historic temple complex that conceals itself in a closed forested valley surrounded by two mounta...

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Green lotus tea

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

Green lotus tea has other names: trà sen, chè sen or chè ướp sen (in Vietnamese) Vietnamese lotus tea is a type of green tea that already absorbed the scent of lotus. Lotus is a type of flower that grows in a lake, and it symbolizes beauty, purity, and good fortune in Vietnam.  Traditionally, workers will row out to the lake in the middle of the night when nectar of the lotus is at its fullest. Then, they will carefully open up all petals of the flower, fill it with green tea leaves (without making it wet), tie the petals together tightly with string, and let tea sits and absorbs the scents overnight. To collect the tea, workers have to row out to the lake again in the morning, open up the flower petals, and harvest the natural lotus scented green tea. Due to the natural process of making lotus tea, it is considered an art in Vietnam. HISTORY Lotus tea was originally created for King Tu Duc during the 19th century Nguyen Dynasty, but the people also love the art of making tea and it became a custom for them to take their boats out onto the ponds and...

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How Invisible Edinburgh’s Walking Tours Help Scotland’s Homeless

by Visit.org @ Visit.org Blog

One of the best ways to get in touch with any culture is by getting to know the locals, and getting an insider’s perspective on each destination. In Scotland, Visit.org partner  Invisible Edinburgh offers experiences that do just that. Not only does Invisible Edinburgh lead walking tours around Scotland’s capital, ensuring that visitors get a fun, unique, and memorable experience — this...

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9 Food Tours to Tempt Your Taste Buds

9 Food Tours to Tempt Your Taste Buds


EXPAT GETAWAYS

Food Tours are a great way to see a city and find the best local eats. Book one for your first day in a new city and you'll be set for your stay.

What it’s really like exploring Southern Africa on an Intrepid trip

What it’s really like exploring Southern Africa on an Intrepid trip

by Joy Elliott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

My responsibilities were limited to packing up my gear in the morning, returning from bathroom breaks on time, and choosing what bottle of Pinotage to get for dinner at camp.

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What it’s like on a Cuba tour (from someone who’d only been to all-inclusives there)

What it’s like on a Cuba tour (from someone who’d only been to all-inclusives there)

by Christina Campo @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When I was given the opportunity to go on a small group adventure to Cuba with Intrepid Travel, I leapt at the chance to see the real Cuba for the first time.

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6 beaches in Costa Rica you have to visit

6 beaches in Costa Rica you have to visit

by Christina Campo @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether you’re a land-lover or a water-baby, a pro surfer or not entirely sure what “hang ten” even means, Costa Rica’s beaches have something for everyone. Bordered by both oceans, this country has double the beaches for you to explore and enjoy.

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Alentejo Portugal

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

Featured in the SAA Sawubona inflight magazine Across an enchanting landscape of mountains, plains, rivers and ancient ruins, Ishay Govender-Ypma feasted on the flavours of the Alentejo, the breadbasket and wine barrel of Portugal. Written for SAA Sawubona inflight magazine, 21 July 2017   Acorns and Pastries “At one time we only fed [...]

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5 perfect destinations in Italy for solo travel

5 perfect destinations in Italy for solo travel

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the spectacular coastline, the dream Italy trip can be yours – whether you're thinking of adventuring on your own, or solo on a small group tour.

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Visiting Hoi An Lantern Festival – Full Moon Celebration of Lights

by Sarah @ TripGourmets

Soon after booking our trip to Hoi An, we realised that the dates of our stay would mean we miss out on one of the cities most famous traditions –…

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The Beaches in Dhërmi, Albania are Amazing!

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

Wait… Albania? Easily one of my favorite experiences from the past year and a half was an impromptu trip to the Balkans at the end of the summer. When Western Europe was getting a little harsh on the budget and same-y, the Eastern Bloc countries with their unpretentious vibes and complicated history provided a much-needed reprieve. Especially Albania. There’s incredible scenery, great hospitality, an interesting mix of Islam and Christianity, shockingly good food, and uhhh Albanian beaches are like whoa. At the risk of sounding cheesy and all “I’m out here finding myself,” have you ever been somewhere you just felt instantly comfortable and at ease? That’s how I felt in the little coastal village of Dhërmi. Like I’d returned to a past life. Okay, now we’re getting really heavy. I’ll stop. It was so calm and stunningly gorgeous, and the people were so welcoming and friendly that I genuinely felt like I could just stay there. I’d read, I’d sit on the beach, I’d learn to make sheep’s cheese and bread from the lady who owned the small hotel where we stayed. All that is to say… I’ll have to return. It was the epitome of laid back. And that’s probably due to the fact […]

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How to Get to Hoi An Vietnam – Ways to Beautiful Ancient Town

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

How to get to Hoi An Vietnam provides open ways to Ancient Town inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. This is amongst the oldest and most idyllic towns

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Martin's Five Favourites in Prague

Martin's Five Favourites in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Here's the penultimate edition of “Prague Five Faves”, where we introduce the people behind Taste of Prague. Before we finish off next week with Zuzi, we still have to introduce Martin.  You know, Czech has a formal and an informal “you” (think “tú” and “usted” in Spanish). And just like Jaromir Jagr, the Czech ice-hockey legend and Jan’s future husband (if his dream/nightmare becomes a reality), Martin hasn’t used the formal “you” in years. Yup, you had Martin at “hello”. You’re friends now.  He also has a very interesting background (and we don’t meant that physically): How on earth does a psychotherapist with an Austrian passport born in the Czech Republic become a butcher in Prague? Is it because stabbing dead flesh with a knife gives you more job satisfaction than dealing with problems of people who are alive? Well, that’s Jan’s theory. The fact is we hit it off the instant he appeared behind the counter of the Nase maso butcher shop, and we’ve been hitting it off ever since. He’s a big guy with an even bigger heart who’s main problem is that he doesn’t call Zuzi after the tour to tell her how it went soon enough because he just wants to make sure you don’t get lost on your way to the hotel so he just takes you there. Or for a beer. And he loves food. Having travelled through most of the world (under conditions we sometimes find hard to believe - do commercial aircrafts really have a spare seat in the back?) and eaten just about anything, Martin knows good food and spends most of his free time trying to recreate the food memories he has gathered over the years. Want to meet him on Sunday? Check out the Vietnamese Sapa market, or the new Mexican joint that has just opened. Do you want to meet him at night? Just visit a popular pub or club. Because he just loves company, and the company loves him back. 

Caroline in the City Guide to Nashville

by Caroline @ Caroline in the City Travel Blog

Nashville, Tennessee is one of the top destinations in the United States for its abundance of live music and award-winning restaurants. But there’s more to the Music City than meets the eye. Established near a Native American settlement, the site of the city was explored by Cumberland River fur traders. Fort Nashborough was established, named […]

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Hanoi Street Food Tours

Hanoi Street Food Tours


Travelfish

We checked out Hanoi Street Food Tours, run by Mark Lowerson, of Sticky Rice fame, and Van Cong Tu, the “Vietnamese God“.

First Time Hong Kong Survival Guide – Hong Kong Chinese Food

by Jess @ EXPAT GETAWAYS

Eating and drinking could be considered a national sport in Hong Kong. The city revolves around food. I wouldn’t blame you if you planned your whole trip in the city based around food – that’s what I do on a daily basis!   Hong Kong food has something for everyone. Dine on budget dumplings for lunch and head to Michelin…

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Death Railway – A Witness of History

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Are you a history enthusiast? Or just looking for a day trip from Bangkok to a place that is not as crowded as Ayutthaya? Then you won’t find a better choice than Kanchanaburi. Featuring a famous railway bridge over the Kwai Yai River; a part of the Burma railway, notorious for its haunting look and […]

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Iconic Montreal Restaurants That You Cannot Miss

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Check out the iconic Montreal restaurants that are too good to miss during your next visit to Canada’s most epicurean city. We admit it. We adore Montreal. We’ve visited the French Canadian city five times in the past ten years including a recent month-long stay. And guess what? We can’t wait for our next visit so that we can enjoy more of the city’s culture, outdoor life and food. Especially the food. Montreal is a city that has it all when it comes to food – with bustling local markets filled with ...

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Top 3 Shows in Hanoi | Water Puppetry Show – Ionah – Four Palaces

by linhtk @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

The top 3 shows in Hanoi highly recommended below which are Water Puppetry, Ionah, Four Palaces show will give you the key into the Vietnamese culture – a mysterious and perhaps, an unknown land to most people outside the country. 1, Múa rối nước (Water Puppetry Show) Show Information Showtime: 15:00, 16:10, 17:10, 18:30 everyday. Duration: 45 minutes Location:  Thang Long Theater, No. 57b Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Ticket Price: VND 100,000 For further details: http://thanglongwaterpuppet.org Are you curious about this unique traditional art form of Vietnam? As puppetry can be widely seen in many countries, Water Puppetry […]

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Fly to Southeast Asia and save £500pp

by Jeremy Barber @ Wendy Wu Tours Blog

  This weekend, book a tour to Vietnam, Cambodia or Borneo and receive a £500 discount per person!   Journey through the wonders of Vietnam, from its shimmering rice terraces to its vibrant cities; discover the charms of Cambodia and soak up the majestic sight of Angkor Wat; delve deep into the spectacular nature of […]

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Hidden things to do in Singapore for the true traveler

by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

When you think of Singapore, a few things might come to mind. Some are towering cities flooded with international business people; others is sprawling resort complexes that essentially act as entertainment centers. These are certainly among the prevailing images of this metropole at the southern edge of Malaysia, and they maybe give a feeling that […]

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Hanoi Hangs - 3 Days in Vietnam's Capital - Starting with A

Hanoi Hangs - 3 Days in Vietnam's Capital - Starting with A


Starting with A

Discover the best Hanoi has to offer for a quick getaway with a baby. Learn the best places to eat and stay plus the one place you must hang out in Hanoi.

Hanoi Free Local Tours | BEST HANOI FREE TOUR GUIDES

Hanoi Free Local Tours | BEST HANOI FREE TOUR GUIDES


Hanoi Free Local Tours

Hanoi Free Local Tours (HFLT), a non-profit organization, is established to bring tourists and locals together. Take a free tour now to discover Hanoi city.

Testing Out the OnePack Backpack

by Caroline @ Caroline in the City Travel Blog

You could call me a backpack expert. Over my years working with Her Packing List, I’ve probably tried out dozens of backpacks, from ones for hiking to others better for overnight stays. So when I was contacted about testing “the most functional backpack for everyday essential and business travel,” I was rightfully hesitant. But a […]

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Thailand Itinerary 2 Weeks and 3 Weeks

by Alyson Long for World Travel Family @ World Travel Family

A reader asked me to write a Thailand itinerary for her 3 week vacation, I think it’s best to start with 2 weeks, because that’s how long most holiday makers have, and add on some optional extras as trip time allows. A Thailand itinerary is something unique to each person, one man’s dream tour is […]

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Harry Potter Studio Tour In London: 10 Things To Do & See

by Sarah Shumate @ The Wanderblogger

It was the beginning of 2014. I was dealing with a pretty severe case of insomnia and quickly running out of ways to keep myself sane during regular human sleeping hours when my daughter suggested tackling the Harry Potter series. I resisted at first – I mean, Harry Potter was for kids, right? And besides that, seven almost textbook-size books seemed like far too big a commitment for someone as sleep-deprived as myself. Even still, I was willing to try anything that would help me get to sleep or stay entertained if I couldn’t, and so one night I opened up the first book and began my journey with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. I learned two things quite quickly: you’re never too old for Harry Potter, and these books are so worth the commitment. Eleven weeks later I finished the last chapter of the last book and, holding back tears, had to force myself not to pick up the first book and start all over again. The following Christmas we watched all eight of the Harry Potter movies all the way through for the first time in something like three days. After hearing about our movie marathon, a friend mentioned […]

Hanoi street food tour: grazing, Vietnamese style

Hanoi street food tour: grazing, Vietnamese style


Telegraph.co.uk

From noodles, to crispy pancakes and birds cooked in Coke cans, Natalie Paris takes a walking tour to discover some of Hanoi's best street food

Boracay Basics: Everything You Need To Know For Your First Trip

by Sarah Shumate @ The Wanderblogger

Powder soft white sand beaches that appear to stretch on into infinity. Crystal clear water perfect for diving (or just watching fish swim around your toes as you wade into the ocean). A buzzing nightlife with beach entertainment and nightclubs that keep the party going well into the wee hours of the morning. These things and more have had tourists flocking to Boracay since the early 1980’s. One of the Philippines’ most popular islands (there are over 7,000!), these days Boracay receives almost two million visitors a year. It’s understandable – I mean, everyone deserves to relax on an island paradise at least once in their lives, right? – but such a high level of tourism on such a small island has had some pretty major consequences for this popular destination, which we would quickly discover upon our own arrival around this time last year. We visited Boracay in mid-March, hoping to spend the better part of a week doing absolutely nothing while surrounded by Boracay’s natural beauty. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, that’s not exactly what we got. (Keep reading for the details of what went wrong…and how you can avoid a similar situation!) To say we were disappointed […]

15 Must-Try McDonald’s Menu Items From Around The World

by Hannah Marie Isabella @ KLOOK

Klook Travel -

The iconic Golden Arches No matter where you go, there’s always one thing that reminds you of home: McDonald’s. What started as an All-American joint ...

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8 Unforgettable Things To Do in Krakow Plus Day Trips

8 Unforgettable Things To Do in Krakow Plus Day Trips

by Ben Zweber @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Krakow filled with deep history, friendly people, stunning landscapes, and busy cities. You'll never run out of fun and unforgettable things to do in Krakow. From the cobblestone streets of historic old town to the snow-capped mountains surrounding Zakopane, there is something for every type of traveler. Be sure to explore Poland before it becomes too popular. 

5 Best Gifts for Adventurers

by Catherine Workman @ Visit.org Blog

So you have to buy a gift for an adventure traveler. Well, you’re in luck. Getting a gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your life gives you more flexibility than you’d expect. As the gift giver, you can tailor your gift to what your friend or loved one enjoys most, or you can take a broader, more general approach with...

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Anna's Five Favourites in Prague

Anna's Five Favourites in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Still going on strong with “Prague Five Faves”, where we introduce the people behind Taste of Prague and where we spill the beans on where we like to eat in Prague, and whom we like to webstalk. Next up: Anna. If there is a true food nerd in the Taste of Prague team, it must be Anna, a.k.a. the Food Pioneer. I mean, how many inches wide should be the fat layer on a 10-month old Prestice pig? Yeah, we have no idea. Let’s ask Anna! She’ll know! And you know what? She will. And her stories all involve food, foraging, working at the butcher shop, or something along those lines. Many people think that we all eat too much food. Anna doesn’t just eat it. She lives food.  And she puts all her nerdy food wisdom into practice. As a graduate of the Agricultural University, she has now turned her thesis paper into a popular elderflower soda called Divozenka, available in selected shops and cafes in Prague. You should check it out. And Silak, her beef and chicken broths, have been staples at Prague’s farmers markets, which are the places she loves the most we think.  We met her once at the Dejvice market, the last one of the season. She said she’s closing early because she has to make the round and talk to all the other vendors to say bye and see what they’re up to. And that’s Anna. Connecting with other people through food. We like that.

10 things must do when visit Hanoi

by hoang @ Hanoi food tour

Walking around Hoan Kiem Lake in early morning or going around Hanoi by motorbike are just 2 of 10 things visitors should try when visit Hanoi, the city with thousand years of civilization. 1. Go to marker in early morning Quang Ba Flower Market and Long Bien wholesale market are two places tourists should visit […]

One Week in Kerala, India

by Jess @ EXPAT GETAWAYS

The icons of the north like the Taj Mahal in the Golden Triangle attract most first time visitors to India. Clearly onto a good thing, Kerala is where many Indians choose to take their holidays. They’re attracted by the tropical beaches, rich history and fantastic food and you should be to! Kerala is a tropical oasis on the southwest coast…

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7 Ways How Female Travelers Can Create The Most Memorable Travel Experiences

by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

A typical traveler rushes from the airport to their hotel or apartment booked via their favorite booking platform after which comes the mad rush to check off must-see places listed in the itinerary. A few days pass by, then it’s all about getting to the airport in time for the return flight or the next destination. […]

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ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BUYING A USED CAR OR CAMPERVAN IN NEW ZEALAND [AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD AS PDF]

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

A few months ago now, we bought our first campervan (lovely Cecil) in Auckland. We had a great time travelling all over the country, experiencing van life for the first time! We did a lot of research before buying the van and even put together a list of things to look out for and what to avoid. This list also included questions to ask the seller, to learn more about the vehicle and its history. It was extremely useful for us when we were buying Cecil, so I thought I’d share this pre-purchase checklist with you guys! I’ve summarised everything in this post, but for a more comprehensive & printable PDF guide:  >> ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BUYING A CAR OR CAMPERVAN IN NEW ZEALAND (PDF) << PRE-PURCHASE CHECKLIST FOR BUYING A CAMPERVAN OUTSIDE THE CAR *Check for obvious signs of damage. Hidden damage is harder to spot, but look for: Difference in the colour between panels. Bumps or major scratches covered with paint. Gently kick the shock absorbers gently to see if they are holding on. Look for rust – it may affect the value of the car and can lead to further problems. Chips in the windscreen. Small chips are fine […]

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Super Food… My Ear

by Monika Czerveniak @ Chowdown Vietnam Food Tour

Tired of hearing about all those new Superfoods that have been discovered deep down in a remote jungle used for 10000 of years by...

Ultimate Travel Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam - Drew Binsky

Ultimate Travel Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam - Drew Binsky


Drew Binsky

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

My 2017 Travel Recap – Month by Month

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

Oh man, I think I’ve missed the whole New Year’s resolution and recap-of-the-past-year blog post bandwagon. But just for giggles, I’m gonna try it. Since I’ve been so slack giving you the latest on my life, here’s what I got up to this year… 2017 was all about making that change from full-time, carefree, backpacker-style traveling to freelancing. That meant camping, housesitting, and having our own car and (at times) our own temporary home. It came with some struggles and rough edges, and it was not always as pretty as these photos entail. But the flexibility to live in a different country every other month is just incredible. Destination wise, while it was awesome and beautiful, I found that New Zealand isn’t my most favorite travel destination in the world, that I’m still in love with Southeast Asia, that Portugal is really all it’s cracked up to be, and that it’s still good to go home occasionally. January Marko and I rang in the New Year sending off a paper lantern into the unbelievably beautiful night sky of Chiang Mai, Thailand surrounded by tons of other glowing lanterns. We ate great tons of khao soi and fried chicken, joined a […]

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Spend Your Next Holiday In Space With Klook’s Private Space Tour Activity

by Hew Lee Yee @ KLOOK

Klook Travel -

Houston, we have lift-off In 2014, Klook was started with a dream of changing the way you travel. We envisioned a world of travellers with ...

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HANOI TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary) 2018 - The Pinay Solo Backpacker

HANOI TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary) 2018 - The Pinay Solo Backpacker


The Pinay Solo Backpacker

Hanoi travel blog with sample itinerary and budget, how to get there and where to stay.

48 Hours in Luang Prabang, Laos

by Jess @ EXPAT GETAWAYS

The secret is out! Luang Prabang, Laos is quickly becoming a must visit for an expat long weekend. It is a fine balancing act, retaining the laid back vibe all the while accommodating tourists comfortably. Things to do in Luang Prabang: See the monks collecting alms at sunrise Temple hopping Kuang Si Waterfalls Night Markets Climb Mount Phousi A river…

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Why I Love Mississippi

by Caroline @ Caroline in the City Travel Blog

If I had to name my favorite state beyond the places I’ve lived, the answer might surprise you. It’s a state often overlooked by travelers. Often overlooked by politicians looking for votes. Often thought of with assumptions of backwardness, the same ones lumped onto Georgia. It’s still considered to be one of the poorest parts […]

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7 winter warmers to ward off the cold in Hanoi

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

Follow the locals to nameless roadside eateries as the cold snap bites in Vietnam’s capital. Snails Unlike the spicy snails that are carefully fried or grilled in Saigon, the snails served on cold days in Hanoi are simply boiled. Feel the steam from the snails served with ginger sauce and lemongrass. Snails tend to appear in the rivers around Hanoi between autumn and winter. Try the tasty treats in small restaurants at 5 Tong Duy Tan, 1 Dinh Liet, 34A Tran Phu and 88 Cua Bac. Sweet dumplings These dumplings are made from sticky rice stuffed with mung beans or black sesame. The rice balls are then soaked in ginger syrup and served hot. Head to Hang Dieu, Quan Thanh or Tay Ho far a sample of these sweet balls from either age-old eateries or street vendors. Rib porridge Hanoi people love rib porridge and it’s needless to say why this hot congee with quay(fried dough) is a perfect choice for a cold day. There’s a nameless roadside stall at 2A Ly Quoc Su Street that man locals say serves the best rib porridge in Hanoi. You can also find this hot treat in Dong Xuan Market. Cassava dessert Cooked cassava paired with...

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Five reasons why you should take a trip to Mekong Delta

by Nhan Chung @ Vietnam Express Travel – Private Tour Operator in Vietnam

As a person who is extroverted and adventurous, you get the idea that conquering as many as the most beautiful places in the world are your destiny. Suddenly, you think about mysterious oriental with stunning views, friendly people and specialties.  How about Mekong Delta in Viet Nam, a country with...

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Bowl of Funk: A Little Memoir on Texture

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

The range of foods I can process has widened after so long in Vietnam. As a child, I had fairly typical aversions to certain vegetables, none of which have continued into my adult life. For no apparent reason that I...

Saigon to Hanoi by Motorbike: 5 Suggested Routes

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

Riding from Saigon to Hanoi by motorbike is probably the most popular road trip in Vietnam, and it’s unquestionably one of the best ways to experience the country. For years, travellers simply took the most obvious route: Highway 1. Today, however, thanks to ambitious road building programs, there are far more scenic, pleasant and less trodden ways to ride between the country’s two main cities. Having ridden south to north on numerous occasions (the first time, predictably, on Highway 1), I’ve put together the following 5 suggested motorbike routes from Saigon to Hanoi, so that travellers who are planning this road trip have more of an idea of the kind of options available to them. 1. THE CLASSIC: Total Distance: 2,770km Average Duration: 2-4 weeks Road Conditions: paved rural & coastal back-roads, new & old highways Navigation: mostly simple, some tricky bits in central areas Scenery: coast, highlands, mountains, limestone, cities, villages, cultural sites DESCRIPTION: Weaving a course between coast and highlands, The Classic route is equal parts beach and mountain. Quiet, stunning coastal roads in the south and central provinces yield to a mighty landscape of limestone karsts on the Ho Chi Minh Road in the north-central region. Popular towns and sights, such as Mui...

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One Day in Stone Town, Zanzibar – Tanzania

by Jess @ EXPAT GETAWAYS

When I think of Zanzibar I think of white sand beaches, turquoise waters and relaxing. There is so much more than kicking back with a cocktail on this African spice island. No trip is complete without exploring the maze like streets of historic Stone Town.   It is easy to get lost so we enlisted the help of Yussuf at…

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Jan's Five Favourites in Prague

Jan's Five Favourites in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

If you follow us on social media, you may have notice a big change in the Taste of Prague world: we have grown. And it’s time to introduce ourselves, which is exactly what we’ll do in a series of our “Prague Five Faves”, where the people of Taste of Prague spill the beans on what they like.  We’re kicking off with Jan. He likes to call himself Taste of Prague’s “Supreme Leader”. Until Zuzi enters the room. Anyway, nerdy and mostly lovable - and “too nice” according to Karolina (Zuzi shakes her head in disapproval), Jan is a people person. Zuzi sometimes complains that when she walks off to the restroom and comes back, she can hear Jan’s voice, as he’s chatting to the other people in the restaurant. And it’s totally true. He just can’t help it. Jan has a discerning palate and appreciates great food, yet shows no detectable ownership of will-power whatsoever when it comes to various types of junk foods. Nutella, French fries, burgers and pizza, you name it, he’ll eat it. the faster the better. Apart from food, he is a linguist and translator (“That’s Doctor Jan to you!” he exclaims whenever he’s fighting with Zuzi over anything and loses) and his biggest life achievements are the facts that he was an extra in Barbara Streisand’s Yentl (true story) and went to high school with Beyonce (true story too).

Meet Nadia, the Intrepid leader who will challenge your preconceived notions about Iran

Meet Nadia, the Intrepid leader who will challenge your preconceived notions about Iran

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Have a chat with Intrepid leader Nadia Badiee and you’ll likely realise how little you know about Iran. And, for that matter, the Iranian people.

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Brunch at The Origin in Christchurch || AMAZING Vegan Pancakes and some fancy Tea!

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

Christchurch has over twenty veggie friendly cafes and restaurants but only one with a 100% vegan menu. Based in St Albans, a fifteen minute walk outside of the city centre, The Origin promotes itself as somewhere people can come to relax and enjoy delicious (rather fancy) tea or coffee and a healthy, ‘pure’ meal. This means no meat, eggs, dairy, garlic or onion. Due to advertising themselves as a heathy eatery rather than using the term ‘vegan’, The Origin has previously been described as Christchurch’s secret vegan restaurant! I went along for brunch one morning and immediately loved how open the place felt as I walked inside. Some of the seating curves around to the right, away from the bar, which offers up some great spots to get cosy with a good book and a steaming pot of tea! Everything is very white and minimalistic yet they still manage to achieve a cosy and relaxed vibe which I really enjoyed. They also offer free (decent) wifi which is a big bonus as so many places in New Zealand don’t! They have a small breakfast menu made up of four completely house-made dishes; muesli, porridge, pancakes and scrambled tofu. For lunch, choices include a […]

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Must Eat Food in Hoi An – Tips on Hoi An Cuisine

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Discover some of must eat food in Hoi An and know why the local cuisine is one of reasons for people travel to Hoi An
There is a saying that

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Top 10 best restaurants in Hanoi

by Nhan Chung @ Vietnam Express Travel – Private Tour Operator in Vietnam

Vietnam Express Travel are pleased to introduce the top 10 best restaurants in Hanoi, according to Trip Advisor. Home (Chau Long, Ba Dinh) Located in a small French-style villa with yellow paint, Home provides visitors an exquisite experience of cuisine Vietnam. It often has musicians playing violin...

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6 local experiences to help you learn a European language

6 local experiences to help you learn a European language

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Being able to communicate a little more than the basics when visiting somewhere new will only enrich your travel experience. So, here are six different local European activities you can enjoy that’ll teach you some key phrases you can then use for the rest of your adventure.

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SWISS First Lounge A

by Swiss International Air Lines @ SWISS Blog

A pre-opening event for our brand-new SWISS First Lounge A in Terminal A was held on last Friday morning. It was attended by numerous guests, all keen to gain a first impression. The oak floor is oiled, the designer furniture is in place and the grappa bottles are neatly arranged. Our new SWISS First Lounge […]

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Hanoi Food Guide - a taste of North Vietnam | Food and the Fabulous

Hanoi Food Guide - a taste of North Vietnam | Food and the Fabulous


Food and the Fabulous

The food in Hanoi, a food guide and what to try on a first visit. My selection of the best street food meals I enjoyed.

5 of the Best Places to Eat Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam

5 of the Best Places to Eat Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam


The Culinary Travel Guide

Updated for 2018! Our guide you to five of the hottest spots where you can eat the tastiest street food in Hanoi, like (and together with) the locals.

Must-eat soups in Prague

Must-eat soups in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Soup in Prague is a life-saver when the fall hits the city: many foreign visitors end up walking more than they ever thought they would, and a bowl of hot, delicious, steaming soup is the best prevention of a ruin-your-travel cold. And the Czechs love a good soup: what Czech cuisine lacks in the appetisers department, it makes up for in the soups category. According to Chef Sahajdak, the executive chef of arguably the best restaurant in Prague, Czech food is all about sauces and soups. So where to go for the best soup in Prague? Read on.

What to expect on a cycling trip in Southern Thailand

What to expect on a cycling trip in Southern Thailand

by Mark Hewitt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Southern Thailand is the ultimate cycling destination in South East Asia – full of real-life experiences, superb food, beautiful beaches, wildlife-filled jungle and smooth roads.

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10 Things to do in Kampot

by Sarah @ TripGourmets

Kampot is a sleepy but utterly charming small city and province in Cambodia, located close to the south coast of Cambodia, within reach of the Vietnamese border. It sits on…

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Hanoi Night Lights and Food Tour

Hanoi Night Lights and Food Tour


Emily Luxton Travels

Hanoi's landmarks by night, plenty of strong coffee, and lots of street food - all rolled in with a ton of facts about local culture. The perfect way to experience Vietnam's crazy capital...

Hanoi Hangs – 3 Days in Vietnam’s Capital

by Ainslie Young @ Starting with A

If you want to enjoy a relaxing yet fun-filled few days on va-cay, then Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi is a great getaway destination....

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8 things you probably don’t know about sailing in Croatia

8 things you probably don’t know about sailing in Croatia

by Nicola Donovan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Cruising around the Adriatic Sea while hopping between islands is one of the best ways to explore the Balkan beauty.

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Instagramer of the month in February

by dguler @ SWISS Blog

CORDIAL BEINVEGNI | Welcome  „Sco Instagramer of the Month el meins favrer lessel jeu bugen prender vus cun mei sin in pign viadi atras differentas tiaras, marcaus, culturas ed lungatgs.“ As your Instagramer of the month in February, I look forward to taking you on an exciting journey that will lead us to various countries, cities, […]

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Hidden Gems In Singapore’s West So Remote Buses Don’t Go There

by Noelle Ong @ KLOOK

Klook Travel -

Things to do in Singapore’s west side Whoever said there was nothing to do in the west of Singapore obviously did not look hard enough! ...

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9 street food in Bangkok that tie your heart to the land!

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

  Southeast Asian countries are street food heaven. They have food like sticky rice (xôi) in Vietnam, green tea salad in Myanmar, deep-fried banana in Philippines, etc. However, don’t sleep on Thailand, especially Bangkok! Its richness and variety of street food is almost unparalleled, and absolutely worth the trip! Here’s our list of best street […]

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10 Best markets in Bangkok for serious shopaholics and foodie fanatics

by Sarah @ TripGourmets

One of the things we always love to do during our travels is to explore the local markets! And the markets in South East Asia are some of the very…

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Hanoi Street Food Tour - Our Review - Thrifty Family Travels

Hanoi Street Food Tour - Our Review - Thrifty Family Travels


Thrifty Family Travels

Hanoi Street Food Tour gives you an opportunity to get familiar with Vietnamese food. Stop at 8 different places around Hanoi - perfect for families too.

Kalaw to Inle Lake Trek: Amazing Hiking and Homestay Experience

Kalaw to Inle Lake Trek: Amazing Hiking and Homestay Experience

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Hiking from Kalaw to Inle Lake was one of the highlights of our 2-week trip to Myanmar. We were able to get out of the touristy areas, see the countryside and observe how people really live. This trek and homestay in the heart of Myanmar was an amazing way to experience authentic local life. We're sharing our story and explaining how you can do this hike yourself!

Unfinished business: A second-timer’s guide to New York City

Unfinished business: A second-timer’s guide to New York City

by Doug Whyte @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nothing compares to your first time in New York. Now that you’ve ticked off the bucket list items, it’s time to sink in. From exploring different parts of the city to digging deeper into the food scene, here’s how you can tackle your second visit to the Big Apple.

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Around the World in 10 Cultured Dairy Products

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

A selection of popular and lesser-known cultured dairy for Fine Dining Lovers, 21 March 2016. Icelandic Skyr There’s renewed enthusiasm about the cultured dairy products of our forefathers. Food historian Anne Mendelson (Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages) thinks the interest in ancient milkways may stem from the “growing “know [...]

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Top 10 Hanoi street food you should not miss

by Nhan Chung @ Vietnam Express Travel – Private Tour Operator in Vietnam

Ha Noi – the capital of Vietnam – is not only famous for its age-old elegance alongside the hustle and bustle of such a metropolis, but it also serves as a paradise for excellent Vietnamese cuisine, especially street food. Let roam about and discover top 10 street foods you should not miss with Viet...

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From Saranda to Ksamil in Beaches – The End of Albania

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

Sorry for the cliffhanger, guys. Things got a little challenging there for a minute – what with all the freelancing and entertaining guests while traveling. I do neglect the blog when I’m feeling less motivated. I’m sorry for being the worst. Look, Albania is awesome. My biggest regret (other than not spending more time there) is that I didn’t write this post sooner and it’s now the end of the summer season, and I may have deprived some people of a tiny source of Internet information for their Balkans travel planning… because there’s not a lot out there on Albania. Because, trust me, this place is exceptional. And it’s still cool in September even when the crowds have died down! When people ask me where I’ve got to return to, Albania is at the top of my list. Still. One year later and I feel like I haven’t delved beneath the enigmatic exterior that is Albania and it’s wonderfully welcoming yet stoic people. There are some places that are easy to love. There are some places with simple logistics and a well-worn tourist trail. And there are some places where you have to convince your travel companion that you’ve gotta […]

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Once upon a time: 5 fairy-tale towns and cities in Europe

Once upon a time: 5 fairy-tale towns and cities in Europe

by Kiri Nowak @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether you’re roaming around Budapest’s beautiful castle district or visiting Copenhagen’s famous Little Mermaid, there are fairy-tale towns and cities waiting to be discovered all over Europe.

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On the Food Trail of Hanoi

On the Food Trail of Hanoi


Sonia Jones Travel

Vietnam is a food-lover’s paradise. The fresh ingredients, full flavours and a fantastic diversity in cooking styles transport you to a kind of foodie Nirvana. Be it a crunchy banh mi baguett…

High flyer

by deen @ SWISS Blog

Christine Ringger ensures that you’re well entertained aloft. And she works flat out on the ground to make it all happen. If you want to keep up with Christine Ringger, you’ll need to be quick. With her red hair and her fiery look, she talks fast and thinks even faster. And while you’re still ruminating […]

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Weekends In Philippines: The Beach Bum Life In Boracay

by Noelle Ong @ KLOOK

Klook Travel -

Things to do in Boracay The small island Boracay is definitely no stranger to us all. We’ve heard about the white sand beaches, rows of ...

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Hanoi street food tour, Vietnam | Audley Travel

Hanoi street food tour, Vietnam | Audley Travel


Audley Travel

Enjoy Hanoi street food tour as part of your tailor-made vacation to Vietnam. Get in touch with one of Audley's specialists to start planning your perfect trip

Everything you need to know about Chinese New Year

by Nicci @ Wendy Wu Tours Blog

Chinese New Year is by no means restricted to China. It is one of the world’s biggest celebrations, and 4% of the global population will be on the move to reunite with family and friends for the occasion. This year is the year of the dog, an animal that in Chinese culture is believed to […]

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Take a Day Tour of Gorge-ous Taroko National Park in Hualien, Taiwan

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Before our trip, I read that Taiwan's east coast is near and dear to the hearts of many Taiwanese. For them, it's a special place, perhaps the most beautiful in Taiwan. We went on a day tour of Taroko National Park and our guide Tony described how it's one of the only places in the country where you could enjoy the mountains and ocean all at once.

5 Fun Places to Eat in Nashville

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Nashville is a necessary stop on any U.S. road trip that spans the country from coast to coast. Dubbed Music City, Tennessee’s capital offers musical attractions like Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and a seemingly endless number of local clubs. When visiting the city, in addition to music, you’ll also find a full range of IHG hotels in Nashville at all price points plus lots of great food ranging from Southern comfort food to cutting-edge cuisine. Due to the city’s location, most places to eat in Nashville serve their food with sides ...

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Our Ultimate Guide to food in Hanoi Old Quarter

by Sarah @ TripGourmets

Eating out in Hanoi, or more specifically finding the best Vietnamese food to eat in Hanoi, can be a daunting prospect. This is our ultimate guide to the best food…

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Six reasons why summer (kinda) rhymes with sugar in Vietnam

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

There are millions of ways to enjoy the cool, sweet taste of summer in Vietnam, so here are some of our favorites. Che The sweet, slippery soup is one of the most iconic Vietnamese desserts. There are dozens of versions, ranging from a simple glass of just lotus seeds to a rainbow of beans, roots, cassava and jelly cubes. Crowded che stands can be found in most big markets across the country, including Nam Dong in Hanoi and Ben Thanh in Ho Chi Minh City. For something different, tourists can try the one served at the Cambodian market in the southern city. The shop is owned by a Vietnamese man who grew up in Cambodia but returned in the 1970s, serving the best of both Cambodian and Vietamese desserts. A serving usually costs $1 or less. Ice-cream in a coconut shell One scoop of ice-cream for the summer, or two? Well, it might be easier if you just have it all in a coconut. Kem dua is a special Vietnamese version of ice-cream served in a coconut shell topped with coconut strips, peanuts and chocolate sauce. The best way to eat it is to dig the spoon deep and take a full bite...

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Kids Do Venice

Kids Do Venice

by soniajonestravel @ Sonia Jones Travel

My kids were so excited to see how popular their first blog post was that they have agreed to do another for you – this time about their stay in Venice. Over to Master Eleven and Miss Seven again… Venice is a beautiful place because at night time you go out into the square and […]

10 Best Foods in Quy Nhon and Where to Find Them

by Eleanor Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Last January, my friend invited me to visit her hometown in Quy Nhon. According to her words, she was born and raised in a peaceful coastal city in Binh Dinh province, where she would walk the unspoiled beaches every day in a beautiful dress, and drink a cocktail at a beach bar. This is exactly […]

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Take the plunge: What it’s like diving into the Antarctic Sea

Take the plunge: What it’s like diving into the Antarctic Sea

by Patrick ONeill @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Curious about what it *actually* feels like to jump into two degree celsius water in nothing but your bathing suit?

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Coaches Wisdom Telesummit

Coaches Wisdom Telesummit


Chowdown Vietnam Food Tour

Coaches share their secrets to success so you can rock 2015. Join us for this inspiring, rejuvenating, motivating look at what secret sauce these coaches use to succeed in their business. This is for coaches of any level that are committed to changing the world. You will be elevated both in your life and your coaching business. Check out the topics below, there is something for everyone.

Instagramer of the month in March

by Swiss International Air Lines @ SWISS Blog

Olá queridos seguidores da #FlySWISS, Grüezi, dear #flyswiss Followers, A big “hello” from the snow-covered Aegeri valley from me, your new Instagramer of the Month! Can you smell the spring yet? Well, of course, it’s going to be a little while before the new season arrives in Switzerland. And until then, let us explore the […]

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Ultimate Asia guide for women traveling alone

by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

Did you know that we, women, are making up nearly two-thirds of travelers today? If you also do a quick Google search on ‘solo female travel’ you can see that in the past 5 years, the interest in this topic has more than tripled. Even when we’re traveling with a male partner it is 85% […]

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3 days in Hanoi | Itinerary 3 days-BEST what to do in Hanoi for 3 days 2 nights

by Hien Nguyen Thi Thanh @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

When my friends visit Hanoi, they show me their lists with long of tourist attractions, interesting things to do and asking me to suggest a Hanoi itinerary. Due to the short amount of time, it is challenging for them to get in local life and have fulfilling experience in Hanoi. As a local and culture explorer in Hanoi for more than 20 years, I gave them my recommended  3 days Hanoi itinerary for unforgettable experience here. There includes all of my favorite hidden spots and local ways to discover the beauty of Hanoi. You can find yourself the ultimate itinerary to make […]

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Why Antarctica is an amazing destination for solo adventurers

Why Antarctica is an amazing destination for solo adventurers

by Maggie Hereford @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You’ll leave the white continent feeling fulfilled, accomplished, in awe of our planet, and with a special bond to the special souls that accompanied you.

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The Beauty of the Philippines and its Wonderful People

by Ivana Greslikova @ Nomad is Beautiful

Our trip to the Philippines started terribly. We got food poisoning from an Indian restaurant in Phuket where we arrived from Koh Lanta to take our flight to Manila. Actually, we kind of ‘missed’ the flight. The traffic was fine that...

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Love Italian food? Here’s why Bologna is the perfect city for you

Love Italian food? Here’s why Bologna is the perfect city for you

by Kristin Amico @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As part of Intrepid's 8-day Italy Real Food Adventure that winds through Bologna, I was able to do more than just eat. I learned how to cook.

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Hanoi in three days: holiday itinerary

Hanoi in three days: holiday itinerary


the Guardian

Hanoi is Vietnam at its most exotic, arguably the best place in the country to enjoy street food and culture, taking in the views and flavours on numerous walking tours of the city

TOP 13 FASCINATING MUSEUMS IN HANOI FOREIGNERS SHOULD NOT MISS

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

TOP 13 FASCINATING MUSEUMS IN HANOI FOREIGNERS SHOULD NOT MISS Hanoi is an active city. There are countless places to see, from the classics to the new sites. But here Hanoi Local Experience would like to recommend some places for some quality quiet time, with 13 must-visit museums in Hanoi. If you are wondering what to see in Hanoi‘s museums, we have some suggestions for you down here. FOR CULTURE, ART AND DESIGN ENTHUSIASTS  Vietnam Museum of Ethnology As known the city’s best informative and resourceful museum, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology offers visitors offers an insight into 54 ethnic groups of […]

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Vietnam Food Tour of Hanoi! Authentic, local cooking lessons & what to wear in Southeast Asia. | La Carmina Blog - Alternative Fashion, Travel, Subcultures

Vietnam Food Tour of Hanoi! Authentic, local cooking lessons & what to wear in Southeast Asia. | La Carmina Blog - Alternative Fashion, Travel, Subcultures


La Carmina Blog - Alternative Goth Fashion, Travel, Subcultures

A few of my friends have been to Vietnam, and encouraged me to visit. They gushed: "The food is out of this world, and everyone is so nice." After spending time in Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, I must wholeheartedly concur. "Hat's off to Vietnam!" I wanted to have an immersive, authentic experience (as always) -- so I went on a custom journey with Vietnam Food Tour. Thanks to our bilingual local guide, we were able to travel to small villages where we talked to locals, and learned how to cook Vietnamese food! Read on to see how I made spring rolls, Nuoc Cham dipping sauce, and other delicious dishes... Watch our Vietnam video, above and on YouTube. My friend John Skeleton and I flew to Hanoi from Hong Kong -- an easy and inexpensive two-hour flight. Vietnam Food Tour arranged for a car to take us from Noi Bai Airport to our hotel in the Old Quarter. Along the way, we saw throngs of motorcycles zipping between cars - Mad Max style! The driving in Hanoi is often a shock to tourists, but I

Top Things to do in Hanoi

by Hanoifreelocaltours @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

  Hi, I am Trang, 25 years old, a member of Hanoi Free Local Guides, a Volunteer organization providing travelers with free local guides (you only pay for the guide a drink, you will have a free local guide show you the best of Hanoi) Today, I would love to share with you the Top things to do in Hanoi, the city of culture, politic, and the city of warm-hearted people. where I and my friends offen take travelers around as volunteers. Best things to do in Hanoi are also in a this video for a better look   Hanoi Capital,  […]

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How Much To Budget For New Zealand? || Breakdown of what I spent in 9.5 weeks on the North and South Islands

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

As you might have already seen, I’ve written a full breakdown of what I spent on each of the Islands in New Zealand: North Island Travel Budget South Island Travel Budget I thought it might also be useful to have a quick post detailing the total expenditure for my entire 9.5 week trip. This way I can work out a rough idea for you, of how much to budget for New Zealand! I’ll list the spending categories below with the total spend and what that works out to be per day. EXPENDITURES: (Total spend in 9.5 weeks/ 65 days) ACCOMMODATION – $277 / $4.26 per day ACTIVITIES – $2,222.20 / $34.18 per day FOOD – $1020.23 / $15.69 per day DIESEL* – $644.77 / $9.91 per day EXTRAS – $566.94 / $8.72 per day VAN STUFF – $126.40 / $1.94 per day CLOTHES – $225.86 / $3.47 per day This meant that our average spend each day in New Zealand was NZ$78.17 / £44 / US$56. BUT please bear in mind this doesn’t include the cost of us buying the campervan and paying for insurance/ WOF/ registration/ repairs etc. After selling our campervan at the end of the trip and […]

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KYOTO TRAVEL GUIDE 2018 (Budget + Itinerary)

by thepinay solobackpacker @ The Pinay Solo Backpacker

As promised, I’ll blog about KYOTO, so here’s my Kyoto Travel Guide based on my recent visit to Kyoto, Japan to help you plan your trip to Kyoto this 2018. Kyoto is just as I imagined Japan to be – Japanese wearing their traditional kimono, ancient Japanese wooden temples fringed by Zen gardens and rich culinary tradition. After all, this bountiful district was the center …

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Featured Foodie: Mark Lowerson

Featured Foodie: Mark Lowerson


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Mark Lowerson is an Australian who has been living and working in Vietnam since 2002. Mark started his food blog Stickyrice as a creative outlet in 2005, focusing his posts on street food in Hanoi and the culture around food in his adopted home.

Reykjavik by night: A guide to the city’s best restaurants and bars

Reykjavik by night: A guide to the city’s best restaurants and bars

by Izzy Tolhurst @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Having spent two weeks exploring Reykjavik’s dining scene, I discovered that the world's most northerly capital city offers some exceptional eats and exciting nightlife – both of which offer a brilliant mix of traditional and cosmopolitan.

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The Beauty Of Organic Coconut Oil

by Monika Czerveniak @ Chowdown Vietnam Food Tour

Forever Nosy-Rosy about where our food comes from and being an avid user of organic coconut oil for a few years now prompted me...

A Cheese Excursion Through Cape Town & Surrounds

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

South Africa’s food capital offers wheels, wedges, and wine aplenty. Written by Ishay Govender-Ypma for Culture Cheese Magazine , July 2017. A Cheese Excursion Through Cape Town. [Note this article is written in American English] Feature in the Culture Cheese Magazine For visitors and armchair travellers alike, Cape Town conjures visions of majestic Table Mountain, [...]

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The very best things to see and do in Cambodia for families

by Nicci @ Wendy Wu Tours Blog

Cambodia is truly a magical country and quite unlike any other tour experience. For those that are used to a superficial visit to a pool wherever the sun is brightest, an excursion to Cambodia will prove to be a trip of a lifetime with no shortage of wonderful things to see and do. No matter […]

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Snapshots Of Rome: A Photo Series

by Sarah Shumate @ The Wanderblogger

Next month, The Wanderblogger will celebrate its 5-year anniversary. Because I have an incredibly low threshold for date recollection before I reach full capacity, I don’t actually know the specific date, but hey, remembering the month and year is still doing pretty good! (That does not apply to our anniversary, Cory…) Since March of 2013, I’ve published over 350 posts, redesigned this space about 15 different times, and gone from writing 300-word posts to often more than 3,000 in a single article. A few things haven’t changed all that much, though. For instance, I still don’t have the first clue how to use social media successfully. (Like, none of it. But I’m not sure I even care.) And I still can’t let a good picture go unpublished, which explains why, after writing five other posts about this trip, I have yet another one for you today filled with several more of my favorite snapshots of Rome. I was just beginning to practice street photography on this trip, and quickly determined if there was ever a good place to be a beginner at this sort of photography, it would be Rome. Between the tiny alleyways filled with color, character, and motorbikes […]

Travel Writing Round Up [March 2018]

by Caroline @ Caroline in the City Travel Blog

If you saw the last few editions of Travel Writing Round Up, welcome back! A lot are repeats from last month, but new posts are denoted with stars. I have checked all the links to ensure that they are still valid, but please let me know if I have missed one. I’ve set up a Patreon […]

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Prague food scene in 2017 - a year in review

Prague food scene in 2017 - a year in review

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Oh, what a year 2017 was. What started rather slowly has become, both for us personally and for Prague’s food scene in general, a year of excitement and hope. Here’s the year 2017 in review, as it relates to the Prague food scene. (And yes, we did not know what picture to post as the title photo, so we put a pic from Maso a Kobliha with JJ's first hand modeling assignment.)

Hoi An Cooking School – Quick and Easy Authentic Vietnamese Recipes

by Sarah @ TripGourmets

Our visit to Hoi An in central Vietnam was woefully lacking in activities. Not because we didn’t want to get out and see/do things, but because Hoi An was hit…

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Things to do in Hanoi in 3 days

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam, is the city of antiquity and tranquility. Unlike the hustling Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi is more nostalgic with traditional and historical features at every corner of the city. The commute within Hanoi is fairly easy, you can choose among taxis, motorbikes, bicycles, or even a “xe om” – […]

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Photographers be warned: the Taj Mahal is undergoing a mud bath

Photographers be warned: the Taj Mahal is undergoing a mud bath

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Yep, it's true. The Taj Mahal will, as of April 2018, endure a cleansing mud mask that will brighten its marble and unclog its pores for a youthful, radiant glow (...we may have made up that last bit).

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Tales From G Adventure's Indochina Discovery Tour: Hanoi • The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

Tales From G Adventure's Indochina Discovery Tour: Hanoi • The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog


The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

After Halong Bay, next stop was Hanoi! It took around 4 hours to reach Hanoi from Halong Bay. Hanoi has a great vibe and lots of windy streets to get lost in. We spent our first evening in Hanoi at ‘Snake Village’ for a ‘Snake Banquet’. I don’t think we quite knew what we were letting ourselves in for… We were served 7 different dishes (all snake) which were accompanied by a shot of snakes blood and a shot of snake bile (both mixed with a little rice wine). I was absolutely disgusted and couldn’t bring myself to do the shots, but left them in front of me (just in case – I didn’t want to be the only one who didn’t do it!) whilst I got more and more drunk on the super strong rice wine that my glass kept getting topped up with. After spending the first half of the meal just drinking rice wine and refusing to try anything at all, I was soon drunk enough to have a little taste. Some of the dishes weren’t too bad – one lucky person got to eat the heart (which was still beating on the plate..) and another found …

Dissing The Rendang & 8 Other Things Bound To Trigger Malaysians

by Hew Lee Yee @ KLOOK

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The spotlight seems to be on Malaysians as of late from the numerous social media storms from chicken rendang to an ugly logo. Here, we ...

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TOP TIPS FOR BUYING A CAMPERVAN IN NEW ZEALAND || INCLUDING PDF GUIDE!

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

When planning our trip to New Zealand, we knew we wanted to explore the country’s epic scenery by campervan. We’d heard so many people say it was the best thing they’d ever done and how you just don’t get the same experiences travelling by bus. Three months in and we totally agree! We can’t imagine travelling by public transport, now we’ve experienced the freedom of living in a van. If you decide that’s how you’d like to see New Zealand, you then face the decision of whether to hire a campervan or buy one. After looking at the extortionate prices for hiring, we decided we’d be better off buying our own. It actually worked out cheaper! It was our first time purchasing a campervan, so we did a lot of research and ended up with a great van. I thought I’d put this post together to help anyone looking to buy a campervan  (or any other vehicle) in New Zealand – you won’t regret it! 🙂 TOP TIPS FOR BUYING A CAMPERVAN IN NEW ZEALAND Give yourself at least two weeks to find the perfect van. You can look at ads online for before arriving and could even book in some viewings, but you […]

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Caroline in the City Guide to Melbourne

by Caroline @ Caroline in the City Travel Blog

Sydney may have all the major tourist attractions, but Melbourne is often recognized as Australia’s cultural capital. The two cities have a friendly rivalry but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy both. Melbourne was founded in 1835 by European migrants from modern-day Tasmania. Today it is the gateway to further adventures along the Great Ocean […]

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Bowl of Funk: A Little Memoir on Texture

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

The range of foods I can process has widened after so long in Vietnam. As a child, I had fairly typical aversions to certain vegetables, none of which have continued into my adult life. For no apparent reason that I...

Northern Thailand off the tourist trail

by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

The northern region of Thailand differs considerably from the rest of the country, both in climate and geography as well as culturally and linguistically. An area with hill tribes, green mountains, rivers and waterfalls, often set against a backdrop of swirling mists and fog. It is an area that is perfect for the more adventurous […]

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Digital emotions

by deen @ SWISS Blog

“Vamos para São Paulo!” says the tester, and calls up the swiss.com homepage. As she sits at her screen in SWISS’s in-house mini-lab and proceeds to book her flight, every one of her clicks – plus every tiny hesitation – is carefully monitored by the specialists of the company’s UX Design & Analytics team. “We’ve […]

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How to prepare for your trekking adventure: our 10-step training guide

How to prepare for your trekking adventure: our 10-step training guide

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sure, you can rock up at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro with nothing but a song in your heart and a pocket full of dreams. But you’re going to be in for a bit of a shock.

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Prague Foodie Map (2nd edition) out now!

Prague Foodie Map (2nd edition) out now!

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Oops, we did it again. (Oh, this never gets old. Thank you, Britney.)  Yes, we’re happy to announce that the second, updated and improved edition of our Prague Foodie Map, our Prague food guide, is finally out. Our curated selection of the best restaurants in Prague, along with best coffee shops, bistros and bars in town. The first edition sold out in less than six months (the recommendation in the Food & Wine magazine helped). The new, second and improved edition adds more tips and Prague travel advice, mostly based on two things: (1) our own travels, and (2) the most common questions that get asked on both of our Prague food tours.   We travel quite a bit, and if you’re following us on Instagram (if you don’t, drop everything and do it now), you know it’s mostly for food. And we’ve always wanted to have a reliable, honest guide for each city we travel to, written by a local foodie. With things that only make sense to taste, and nothing more. A guide devoid of cliches and stereotypes. With tips that get you outside of the beaten path. Basically a guide a local would endorse. So we wrote one for Prague. And now you can have it, too.

How to Pack for Volunteer Trips

by Caroline @ Caroline in the City Travel Blog

Volunteer travel is a great way to give back while seeing the world, assuming you go with a reputable organization. But packing can be intimidating. Some programs give you a recommended packing list, but not all. I’ve now volunteered twice in Thailand, including once at the Elephant Nature Park, and also on projects in the […]

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What Da Lat Street Food to Eat for Your Vietnam Food Discovery

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Da Lat Street Food is one of the most wanted things for people traveling to this beautiful city on a Vietnam food vacation. Da Lat is one of the ideal

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The K-Pop Fan’s Insider Guide To Korea

by Hannah Marie Isabella @ KLOOK

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Your best chance to come face to face with oppa If you’re a K-POP fan, travelling all the way to Korea to meet your oppa ...

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Snapshots Of Boracay: A Photo Series

by Sarah Shumate @ The Wanderblogger

By now I’m sure you’ve caught on to the fact that these ‘Snapshots of…’ posts are simply a way for me to share the abundance of photos I inevitably end up taking while traveling that don’t quite fit into any of my other articles. I usually only create these for our city trips since, for whatever reason, those are the ones where I take the most photos, but all of the downtime we had in Boracay meant I came home with a heck of a lot more photos than I usually do on a non-city trip. (Because for me, apparently, downtime just means more time to take photos.) And so, Snapshots of Boracay is happening. I take close to 100 photos per day when we travel. Which is insane, obviously. No one needs to take that many photos. But I’m one of those people who can’t just experience. I have to experience + document. It’s how I’m wired. I recently read an article that claimed our excessive photographing of events and daily life is impairing our ability to actually remember these things properly. Well, that’s pretty scary, right? I don’t know about you, but part of the reason I take […]

A day in Hanoi, Vietnam: your go-to guide

A day in Hanoi, Vietnam: your go-to guide


Intrepid Travel Blog

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is one of my favourite cities in the world. The air is humid, hanging heavy and carrying with it scents of fragrant spices, sweet fruit, and the unmistakable hint of an incoming rain storm.

Great Gift Ideas for Travelers

by Catherine Workman @ Visit.org Blog

Do you have a savvy traveler on your shopping list who’s up for almost any new and exciting adventure? If so, rather than weigh them down with stuff that could gather dust while they’re away from home, why not give them something that helps them pursue their passions wherever they are? Here are a few ideas to get you started....

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Vietnamese Spices and Herbs to Know While Cooking The Local Food

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Vietnamese spices and herbs are important things when you want to cook the real Vietnamese food. Come to Vietnam, foreign tourists are not only impressed by a small country with

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Boracay 2014, Philippine

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God

Recently, after being refused a visa for Japan, I spent just a couple of nights in both Boracay and Manila in the Philippines. Because it was such a short stay, I can't tell you much about the whole country but I loved it there very much due to the people I met and what I ate
Boracay made a great first impression mainly due to the shock of the amazing white sand beach and the clear, huge expanse of blue sky. It took me about 5 minutes to think about the beach on arrival as I couldn't believe this beach could be real. I decided to spend most of my time on the beach drinking San Miguel beer and swimming - let's face it, there's probably not much else to do! Oh, and eating, of course.



 With my fussy eating, I walked down the main d*talipapa market area to choose my own fresh seafood before bringing it over to be cooked at the restaurants. It was a real heaven for me, eating seafood everyday. The local people cooked the seafood in different styles and they turned out well. Even though I prefer to eat seafood very simply, some of their preparations were interesting and I learned ways of mixing new ingredients. The locals were surprised about how much I could eat and how much of an expert I am at eating crabs and prawns. Once they heard I grew in a coastal town, they understood why. I prefer eating steamed and grilled seafood with a Nha Trang simple dipping sauce: salt, lime, pepper and lots of chili but Pilipino don't eat that way :). 


The hotel staff wondered why I kept skipping breakfast. I didn't want to offend them but I never eat hotel breakfasts because then I miss an opportunity for a local breakfast experience. It's just my personal thing but I prefer to take a tri-bicycle or walk down to the market or a local eatery to try the local stuff on offer. That's the best way to learn about the culture and cuisine. I'm a friendly chatty person so locals don't mind spending some time talking to me. They all thought I was from China which is a bit sad but really, especially because of what is happening in our region recently. I do prefer if they think I'm local :).

One big mistake I made when I was in Boracay was going to an Italian restaurant for dinner, upon the recommendation of the hotel staff. The food was reasonable but I would have enjoyed the experience of eating in a local restaurant a couple of minutes down the road, like I'd originally planned. Think I'll stuck with my plan next time.

The nightlife in Boracay is also very interesting. There is a lot of 80s style music being played by bands and DJs and I realized that's why so many Filipino singers in Vietnam are obsessed with the same music. The nightclubs and bars are pretty busy every night but the atmosphere is fun and there is no fighting or other nasty stuff going on.


Boracay is definitely one of my favorite places and I'm pretty sure I'll go back again in the very near future.

The Stories Behind the Lovely Vietnamese Coffee Shops in Da Lat

by Salt @ The Christina's Blog

If you are tired of the rushed rhythm of big cities, pay Da Lat a visit. You will feel as if you’re back home. People here have a clear sincerity in their eyes and speak honest words. These personalities spend time in the city’s coffee shops, becoming as much a part of the environment as […]

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Tried & Tested: Hanoi Evening Street Eats - KLOOK

Tried & Tested: Hanoi Evening Street Eats - KLOOK


KLOOK

We put Klook's Hanoi Evening Street Eats food tour through its paces on a mission to discover the best things to eat in Hanoi led by a local foodie guide

10 Ideas for Budget Travel in Southeast Asia

by Izzy Vidal @ Visit.org Blog

Budget travel allows people to discover the world without breaking the bank. Especially in destinations like Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia where the cost of living is relatively low, travelers will be able to fine quality experiences that are also affordable. We’ve curated a list of tips for budget travel in Southeast Asia, that will help you be economical without skimping...

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Tuy Hoa - Phu Yen

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



Earlier this month, I spent two nights in Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen province in the centre of Vietnam. I joined a group of friends and their company, a group of over 200 people. It sounds not really fun with such a huge group but because they all work in the tourism industry, they do know how to balance between activity and relaxation. I just fell in with the group, wandering around the Vietstar resort eating, swimming and drinking the whole time. I joined a smaller group on an excursion to Gềnh Đá Dĩa, about 30 minutes away by bus. It was the place to observe the sunset where you sit on big flat rocks laying on each other like a stack of plates. On both sides of these rock formations there are nice beaches.



On my second day, I woke up early and went solo by taxi down to the town. About 15 minutes from the resort, the town has enough interest to occupy me for a whole morning. I have to say Phu Yen has changed so so much compared to the first time I was there 24 years ago. The good thing remaining is the quiet atmosphere of the city and its friendly people.



I went to Tan Binh Noodles at 121 Nguyen Trai Street for my breakfast, picking a southern style bowl, which was very much like the Nha Trang beef noodles of my home town. It was just a little bit sweeter but very tasty. The owner noticed me taking photos and he tried to re-arrange the table and told me: don't forget to put it on Facebook. It was so funny!



Walking down to the Tuy Hoa market, the biggest one in town, I wasn't that impressed at first look but as I walked toward to the back, I loved it. I love to see live and fresh produce from herbs to meat and seafood and I had no trouble spending about 2 hours there. The sellers were more than happy to talk to me and some even asked me to take their photos, which is very different to Hanoi. I had a lot of laughs with the vendors there. I bought lots of rice crackers from Tuy Hoa and also rice crackers with coconut, chili and sesame seeds from Binh Dinh which are renowned in the region. I was so excited to see them there.



Then I headed to an eatery serving roasted chicken in fish sauce. The Thien Huong restaurant at 211 Le Thanh Ton Street is Tuy Hoa's answer to KFC but very Vietnamese in style, served with fresh herbs, green tomatoes, cucumber and mayonnaise mixed with sweet chilli sauce. Open for lunch and dinner, it was packed with local people, which is always a good sign.



My last stop of the day was Cafe Tung at 69 Tan Da Street. According to the locals, this is one of the oldest coffee houses in town, considered to serve the best coffee. I ordered a black coffee which is unusual for me but it was very good. The coffee shop itself looked a bit tacky with the two parts of the shop very different in character; the entrance was red and modern with high tables while the other section was more relaxing with low chairs and tables with lots of plants around. I bought more than a kilogram of coffee back to Hanoi to drink at home.



It was a short and sweet visit but I'd like to go back again for a longer vacation when I can spend more time on the beach and discover more food.

Hanoi Vegetarian Food: The Complete Guide for Vegetarians Visiting Hanoi

Hanoi Vegetarian Food: The Complete Guide for Vegetarians Visiting Hanoi


My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

Finding Hanoi vegetarian food is tough when you're new in the city. Here's your guide to street food stalls and restaurants for vegetarians in Hanoi!

Danang Seafood Barn

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

I like Danang. Whoever is in charge down there is making a nice city. Compared to Hanoi or Saigon it's a tad sterile, lacking that street-level frenzy and coating of old-world grime. But the traffic flows uncongested for the most...

Rehab Queenstown || A Small Company with a Big Vision for the Future!

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

Situated on New Zealand’s South Island, Queenstown is well-known for being the ‘adventure capital of the world’. With so many opportunities to take part in throwing yourself off something high in one way or another, it’s definitely an adventure-seeker’s paradise. Add four ski fields, a bunch of bars and a tonne of hospo jobs into the mix and you can see why so many travellers never leave! With so many bars, clubs and restaurants, it’s easy to gorge yourself on beer and fast food (I’m looking at you, $5 Dominoes). If you are feeling a little rough the morning after, there is one place in town that can be sure to reinvigorate you with some nutritional healing. As I do with every new place, I researched what vegan options Queenstown had to offer. I found there were no 100% vegan or vegetarian places, but a couple of vegan-friendly restaurants that offered dairy and meat free choices. One place in particular caught my attention for offering the most vegan options and healthier alternatives, so one lunch time I headed down to Rehab. Although not vegan or vegetarian due to offering meals containing eggs, chicken and salmon, Rehab undoubtedly understands veganism and […]

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Havana – Dining on Nostalgia

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

Nostalgia, for a homeland long departed, lies at the core of the Cuban diaspora’s quest for cultural identity. Dishing out memories at the kitchen table is one way that the legacy is passed on. Written for Financial Mail Travel Magazine, May 2017

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How to Heal Yourself and the World through Travel

by Sarah Bennett @ Visit.org Blog

You might think that healing and traveling are two separate activities that don’t naturally connect. However, these seemingly disparate things come together perfectly. Through travel, people not only have the opportunity to heal themselves, but the world as well. Travel can heal people personally through liberation and discovery. But it can also heal the world socially through cultural preservation, economic...

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Traditional Food for Vietnamese Lunar New Year – Delicacies for Tet Celebrations

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

In the event of Tet holiday, what traditional food for Vietnamese lunar new year? To celebrate the most important holiday in the country, generations of the Vietnamese have been following

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The South Vietnam Discovery

by Nhan Chung @ Vietnam Express Travel – Private Tour Operator in Vietnam

If you’re still finding a place to go on your journey on New Year Eve, a Vietnam discovery tour would be a wonderful experience for those whose passion is traveling and experiencing new things. And if you want to enjoy Christmas without snow but silky sunshine, Saigon (Saigon arrival) is an ex...

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Hanoi Is World's Best City For Food

Hanoi Is World's Best City For Food


Wendy Wu Tours Blog

Hanoi has topped The Telegraph's "World's Greatest Cities For Food" list. And it's easy to see why the Vietnamese capital city has made it to number one.

Fancy one of the world’s greatest food experiences? Try Hanoi

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

                                       Tourists eat out late at night in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy The Telegraph gets its teeth into Hanoi cuisine, and it’s not the famous ‘pho’ or Obama’s ‘bun cha’ Many people are drawn to a destination just because of how well it triggers their appetite, and for that reason, Hanoi is one of the world’s greatest cities to visit, The Telegraph recommends. The U.K. newspaper published a list of “the world’s 17 greatest cities for food” on Sunday and the Vietnamese capital grabbed second spot, after Tokyo. “Hanoi’s compact old center is arguably the better place to sample the balance of salt, sweet, sour and spice in Vietnamese cuisine,” it said, comparing the city with the popular southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, which is “more international”. Hanoi is where one can take to the streets and eat like a local, it said. The city offers some of the most popular Vietnamese dishes such as “banh mi”, a baguette usually filled with grilled pork, meatballs or cold cuts, cucumber, cilantro, pickled carrots, liver pâté and a swipe of mayonnaise, or “com...

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Hot Snail Quest

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

Hanoi is baking in hot summer sun and there hasn't been much rain about this year to take the edge off the heat. A savage storm or two but long periods with not a drop. The city population seeks respite...

Must-eats at Prague's Vietnamese Sapa Market

Must-eats at Prague's Vietnamese Sapa Market


Taste of Prague Food Tours

You may have heard that Prague has a sizable Vietnamese community, and the plethora of Pho and Banh Mi places, and the convenience stores run by Vietnamese owners, only bear witness to the fact. Due to the shared Communist past and the educational exchanges arranged during these regimes, the influx

7 Best Banh mi Hanoi – TripAdvisor highly recommended

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

One of 41 things to do in Hanoi is to taste banh mi Hanoi – a symbol of Vietnamese street food and a signal of modern Vietnam lifestyle. It promises to turn your Hanoi Local Experience into the TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY Vietnamese taste adventure.  I. What is BANH MI? Banh mi has been recognized as TOP 10 most delicious sandwiches in the world by Traveller. Not only Vietnamese, a lot of celebrities could not resist the mouthful taste of banh mi. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull or famous Chef Gordon Ramsay and Anthony Bourdain all highly recommend banh mi as must-try […]

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Vegan Options in Auckland || The Best Vegan Restaurants, Cafes and Shops!

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

Auckland was my first stop in New Zealand and also the one where I enjoyed the most vegan food! Covering a huuuge area, you can find over 100 places serving vegan and vegetarian food options. I did my best on my tight budget to try as many places as possible, but also did a lot of research to see which places were the most highly rated! Here’s my list of the best vegan options in Auckland….. RESTAURANTS / CAFES Burgerie Up first is one of the best burgers I’ve ever had! If you are craving a BIG fast food fix, Burgerie’s Tower Burger is for you! Loaded with a ‘beef’ patty, mushroom, hash brown, ham/  bacon slice, tomato, lettuce and smashed avocado. It’s not a restaurant, but more of a hole-in-the-wall joint and does serve meat as well. However, the owner is passionate about creating vegan options, understands veganism and has an extensive menu that is forever expanding. Green Time Everything at Green Time is homemade, with a strong focus on grow-your-own, environmentally friendly ingredients and a zero waste mentality. The menu is 100% vegan and is a fusion of Mexican and Asian inspired dishes such as the Sexi Mexi burger, BBQ pulled pork sliders and […]

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The Best Hanoi Street Food Tour - The Foodie Dietitian

The Best Hanoi Street Food Tour - The Foodie Dietitian


Kara Lydon

Hanoi, Vietnam is the place to go for delicious, authentic street food and Hanoi Street Food Tours is the company to book with. Recapping the best Hanoi street food tour!

A Tour of the United Kingdom in Cakes and Biscuits

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

No journey to the UK is complete without a slice of cake or a nibble on a biscuit. We take you from Scotland to the south of England, listing their well-known and less commonly known tea-time treats.

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6 destinations to discover in India before everyone else does

6 destinations to discover in India before everyone else does

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

India is a vast country with a huge array of cultures, landscapes and cuisines.So, if you’re looking to mix up your trip to include the highlights, as well as some off-the-beaten-track choices, here are six lesser-travelled spots you should get to and quick!

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8 years of carbon neutral: this is how Intrepid offsets your trip

8 years of carbon neutral: this is how Intrepid offsets your trip

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This Earth Day marks 8 years since Intrepid Travel became one of the biggest carbon neutral travel companies in the world. Want to know how we do it?

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Best Breakfast in Prague

Best Breakfast in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

We don’t know about you, but we think breakfast can make or break a day, especially when you’re on vacation. We looove us some breakfast, and we wrote about breakfast in Prague extensively before. If there is a better way to start the day in Prague than just relax, let it all hang out, have a scrumptuous breakfast (booze optional but recommended) and prepare for what the day has to offer, we’d like to know. (Well sure, our Prague food tours are obviously the best way to start the day, but that’s just a shameless plug. Sorry, you gotta do whatcha gotta do.) Before we get to specific recommendations and tips, a few things you should know about breakfast in Prague in general. First, if you’re planning to eat breakfast at a popular venue, make sure you have a reservation. We’re not saying Prague is the Portland of Central Europe, but the fact is that the lines can get crazy long. Want proof? Just have a look at the cold, blank stares of the people who have waited in vain for two hours to get a table at Café Savoy on a Sunday morning.  Second, don’t expect to be wowed by creativity when it comes to breakfast in Prague. Sure, things have been getting better but cutting edge breakfast and playful dishes are strill rare and far apart. What you should expect instead is lots of eggs and comfort cooking, which is fantastic in the winter, or as a hangover cure. In the summer, things have been getting better on the “healthy lifestyle” front, with more options if you actually like quinoa and cold-fermented porridge. Also, brunch cocktails are still in their infancy here in Prague, but that should not deter you from ordering booze for brunch. Hey, you’re on vacation and you deserve it. Finally, coffee in Prague is seriously and surprisingly good, and while not every place that serves great breakfast serves great coffee, and vice versa, the overlap of the two has been growing steadily in the past few years. Therefore, if you think breakfast is incomplete without a cup of great coffee (and we totally feel you), Prague will treat you well.  Below are our favorite breakfast spots in Prague.

Maeklong Railway Market from Bangkok

by Alyson Long for World Travel Family @ World Travel Family

Maeklong railway market is really no distance at all from Bangkok, is easy to get to and well worth the trip. The Maeklong market itself is a fascinating warren of stalls many selling local seafood, but it’s the trains passing through that most want to see. We’ve tried getting to Maeklong by local bus ( […]

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7 places to satisfy your wanderlust in Ayutthaya – the whisper of the history

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

While Bangkok attracts tourists by touting its beauty as the modern capital, Ayutthaya on the other hand represents the charm of the old capital. Every mile in Ayutthaya contains historical stories of a glorious age. Coming to Ayutthaya, you can immerse yourself in the flow of history and culture as well as relive life in […]

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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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A Traveler’s Guide to Quy Nhon

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

While Vietnam is becoming better known among international travelers, Quy Nhon is still not on most people’s radar. That’s why, if you are looking for a hidden spot to get to know the real Vietnam and explore some beautiful countryside and pristine beaches, Quy Nhon needs a place on your itinerary. Hop on a bus […]

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5 ways to avoid buying bottled water while travelling

5 ways to avoid buying bottled water while travelling

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here are five easy ways you can avoid buying bottled water while you travel.

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Hanoi Food Tour 1 Day: Vietnam Food Tour in Hanoi

Hanoi Food Tour 1 Day: Vietnam Food Tour in Hanoi


Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

The 1-day Hanoi Food Tour fulfills your stomach with the recognizable dishes of Hanoi namely “Pho” (noodles with beef or chicken), Vietnamese egg café...

Insider's Guide: 8 Best Restaurants in Hanoi | Butterfield & Robinson

Insider's Guide: 8 Best Restaurants in Hanoi | Butterfield & Robinson


The Slow Road Travel Blog

As I sit here in another airport, my mind is singularly focused on the first bowl of pho I am going to consume upon my arrival in Hanoi. Here are a few of the best spots if you are going to explore the city, so pick up your chopsticks, dispose of your fears and let your taste buds be the judge!

Behind the Curtain: March 2018

by Caroline @ Caroline in the City Travel Blog

I’ve come to look forward to these monthly posts about what I’m into beyond travel because there’s so much more to my life than where I go, despite the fact that it’s something I love. It’s funny how many people respond with their obsessions or agree with mine! As with last month, I’m sharing the […]

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Where to Eat in Zagreb – The Best Zagreb Restaurants, Cafes and Bars

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Wondering where to eat in Zagreb Croatia? Check out our Zagreb food guide for the best Zagreb restaurants, cafes, bars and markets. We didn’t know much about Croatian food until we spent two months exploring Zagreb cuisine. The same can be said for Zagreb itself, a city that lives in the shadow of Croatia’s sexy coastline with a plethora of over-touristed cities like Dubrovnik, Split and Hvar. Gaining favor in recent years as a European city break destination due to its quaint city center and trendy Museum of Broken Relationships, Zagreb ...

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ProTeam in the Air

by deen @ SWISS Blog

The Pro Team SWISS is a trainee programme for master’s graduates. This multifaceted beginners programme promotes junior employees and prepares them for their demanding future tasks in the business of international aviation. The trainees recieve thorough insight into the company for 18 months. They tell us about their experiences in the Pro Team blog-series. Unbelievable! […]

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Tokyo

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God


Five nights in Tokyo is not enough but I'm very happy with what I experienced. People are so friendly, things here are amazingly clean and people love to queue for hours just for popcorn which surprised me.

I stayed at a very convenient hotel located right next to the Hanzomon subway near the Imperial Palace grounds. From there, we travelled around Tokyo with three day passes for the entire metro , which is a phenomenal system. With loads of recommendations from friends and clients, I think I discovered Tokyo almost like a local.

We arrived on a Friday evening so the Japanese people were dressed up a bit different compared to week days. Over the weekend, it was amazing to see how many different styles being worn, especially in the Harajuku area. One of the best places to people watch that I've ever experienced. It was like sitting beside a fashion runway. It doesn't matter which direction that I looked there was always a surprise. 

I love Japanese food even more here as Japanese people are very careful with their food and also the way they decorate the food. Sometimes, it didn't feel right to eat it because it looked way to good to be eaten. There are way too many places around but I'd love to list some of my top favorites: Maisen, Jomon, Harayuku Gyoza Lou, Watamin-chi and Luke's lobster (bread roll)

I wouldn't have thought coffee is a big deal in Japan or that I would've able to get good coffee here at all. But I rolled my eyes many times because they do have so many great places serving amazing coffee from old-world Japanese style to modern style. I highly recommended: The Roastery, Omotesando Cafe, Chatei Hatou. 

Because of the incredible public transportation system, traveling around Tokyo is easy. We never got in a single taxi. Most of the signs around Tokyo are both in Japanese and English and people don't mind to walk with you for a couple hundred meters to show you where you should be. We experienced very generous hospitality from the locals during my stay. 

I went to several tourist spots after my stomach filled up with food just trying to see something amazing and burn some calories and make room for more. I would love to come back here to Tokyo for another week just to eat, drink and walk around. Arigatogozaimashita どうもありがとうございました and See you again: Mata o ai またお会い

Munich, Germany 8,2014

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God

 

We spent three nights in Munich and it was so much fun. We took the free three-hour walking tour with Sandemans New Europe from Marienplatz around the city. Our guide was great and very informative and yes, her name is Virginia. There are several options for this company including paid tours but I think this free tour is good enough for the first day to learn a bit about the old part of Munich and it's culture.




After the tour, we walked down to the English garden, a huge park in central Munich, which has a beer garden near the Chinese Tower which can host about 7000 people at the same time. It was fantastic, full of people and with loads of food available. The most common dishes that people ordered were roasted pork or chicken with lots of chips and each person had one serve with at least one beer. We ordered a grilled mackerel, half a roasted chicken, a roasted pork knuckle and a pretzel and two huge steins of beer. It was a fabulous meal and it took us about an hour to finish before we took the underground back to the hotel.



The next day, we came back to Marienplatz to walk up the Alter Peter (Old Peter) Tower for a fantastic 360 degrees city view. It took us a little while to go up but it was totally worth it for only €2. After all that effort, we needed some beer refreshments. Of course there is no shortage, even in the mornings, in Munich. We made it to Hofbrauhaus, one of the oldest beer houses in the world, established in 1589. This is a great place with lots of old regular characters who come with their own jugs and dressed in traditional costumes, the lederhosen. The ceiling of the restaurant has some great murals painted on it, too. The beer (served in one litre steins!) and food was great, not to mention the band playing traditional music which provided a great atmosphere. Even though I was a bit tipsy, I did manage to finish my beer.


We went back to the hotel and took a nap then headed out for dinner. We went to a kebab shop close by the hotel as we needed to take a train to Salzburg the next day. Stir fried freshly handmade noodles with potatoes and chilli was surprisingly great even though it was way too spicy for me. That's my fault because the lady warned me when I ordered but I thought probably spicy by European standards. It turned our even hotter than Thai green papaya salad or Korean noodles. But I did enjoy it.

Hanoi Budget Travel Guide: Eat, Sleep, Shop, Do

Hanoi Budget Travel Guide: Eat, Sleep, Shop, Do


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

A budget travelers guide to eating, sleeping, shopping, and doing things in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Which is the best street food tour in Hanoi?

Which is the best street food tour in Hanoi?


Travelfish

After four tours, approximately 13 kilometres of walking, three portions of banh cuon, a kilo of extra weight and enough sugar to dissolve a few dozen

Zayaan Khan – Food Activist

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

  Featured in Kulula's inflight magazine, Khuluma.   Food activist, seed librarian and community-driven leader, Zayaan Khan is changing the foodscape from the ground up. Written for Kululu's inflight magazine, Khuluma, 21 June 2017   Food As Sustenance, Knowledge, Life “Try this,” Capetonian Zayaan Khan (32) says, a headscarf draped loosely bandana-style over [...]

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It's a boy! (Oh, and we're alive, too.)

It's a boy! (Oh, and we're alive, too.)

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

This post is really one long apology.  You see, if you’ve been reading this blog for some time, you may have noticed that the frequency of our blog posts has decreased in the past years. Well, „decreased“ is a nice way of putting it. We hardly posted anything this year. We’re sorry. We did not die, or split up, or go on a hunger strike. But there’s a reason for the silence, and a change is coming.

Instagramer of the month in April

by Swiss International Air Lines @ SWISS Blog

Willkommen Welcome Bienvenue Benvenuti Bainvegni Dear @flyswiss followers, dear passengers, Winter is slowly drawing to a close, the days are getting longer, the temperature is rising, and a new month is almost upon us. As Instagramer of the month, I am delighted to be able to bring the world of SWISS closer to you, and […]

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Hanoi Street Foods and Cuisines

by hoang @ Hanoi food tour

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and the second largest city after Ho Chi Minh City. It is argued that the best place to find the most cherished Vietnamese cuisines is on Hanoi streets. It is almost a fact that the entire Hanoi Street is carpeted with food restaurants. One therefore finds almost any […]

7 ways to be a responsible & respectful traveller in Croatia

7 ways to be a responsible & respectful traveller in Croatia

by Nicola Donovan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

No doubt about it: Croatia is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations right now. Here are some tips on how you can avoid offending the locals, be respectful and reduce your impact on your next Croatian adventure.

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The Kamthieng House – Northern Thai culture in Bangkok

by Tom @ TripGourmets

So there I was, in front of a small wooden building called Kamthieng House. Surrounded by massive skyscrapers in the middle of the megapolis called Bangkok. An oasis of peace…

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Best Danang Seafood Restaurants – Where to eat in Da Nang

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Best Danang seafood restaurants is one of the most wanted information since 5 years. With the rapid development, Danang becomes not only the most-worth living city but also a very

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Seoul

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



I have to admit that my travels really do revolve around food. Eating, drinking and taking photographs from place to place is my main idea of travel. Most of my friends think I'm crazy and obsessed but I can't really change it. A couple of months ago, I went to Seoul for a week, a period not enough to fully discover the fascinating, lively city. Of course, my itinerary was packed with great food places to seek out, from Korean-style to noodles and dumplings.



Although this is a bit predictable, my highlight was sitting around the grill plates with lots of locals drinking soju, beer and wheat rice wine, called makgeolli. Cooking lovely cuts of tender skirt meat, garlic and mushrooms and then wrapping it all in lettuce is a fun way to eat. On the side, of course, lots of kimchi and different sauces can be used to spice the food up a bit. I observed the locals to see how they eat and to learn local eating etiquette.



The noodles and dumplings in Kwang Jang market were so delicious that I went back twice. I wish I could speak a bit of Korean to learn the secrets of how she makes her hand-pulled noodles and kimchi and tofu filled dumplings so fresh. Lots of people had also recommended the fried mung bean cake, which is a specialty of the market. Served with white onion and soy sauce, they were great but you need to eat where they make it, fresh and hot. I enjoyed the vegetarian cakes better the coloured seafood stuff.



The third dish I liked was the deep fried chicken and deep fried green pepper stuffed with pork, all washed down with big tankards of beer. The drinking culture reminded me a lot of Vietnam, where we often have beer and rice wine on the table, except in Seoul it's beer and soju. One interesting drink we tried was called 'Sweet after Bitter', a big glass of beer containing two shot glasses, one with soju and one with coke! Of course, you have to drink it down in one go!



Topokki, a dish of sliced rice cake with fish cake and a rich sweet chili sauce was not on the top of my list as it was too spicy and too stodgy . I tried it twice and even after a solid evening of drinking, I didn't like it. But the street food tents all over the city have lots of other stuff to try, too.



Visiting market is another way to see the local culture and Seoul's best market is the Noryangjin Fish Market. I spent hours there taking photographs. What an amazing market with so many different types of fish and I loved the way they arrange their shops and also how they prepare the fresh seafood. It was fantastic experience and I don't think I could ever forget it.



Shopping in Seoul is also great with well-known brands and local products but they aren't cheap. I loved looking at the fashion-conscious young local people walking around shopping centres with cool glasses, fashionable clothes and bag fils of cosmetics. They are obsessed with cosmetics, especially skin whitening products. I've never seen so many cosmetic shops in my life. I wonder what they thought of my country-bumpkin tanned skin!



I'd love to go back to Seoul again for another week as I had a fabulous time there.

2017: A year in travel

by Camha Pham @ curated by cammi

I know, I know. It’s a bit late to be doing 2017 round-ups. I have no excuse other than the fact that I’ve been completely slack with blogging; however, seeing as over half of last year was spent overseas, it seems a shame to not have a post dedicated to my biggest year of travel

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Highlights of Vietnam: Saigon city tours and Mekong Delta tours

by Nhan Chung @ Vietnam Express Travel – Private Tour Operator in Vietnam

If you are a person who loves to travel and discover many wonderful places in Vietnam, Saigon City tours and Mekong Delta tours are special options offered by Vietnam Express Travel for you.  Saigon City Tours – Highlights of Vietnam When it comes to traveling in South Vietnam, Saigon is alway...

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Mayura Zipline in Mondulkiri Cambodia – All You Need to Know Before You Go

by Jane @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga. My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga. - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

If you’re up for a little eco-adventure in Mondulkiri Cambodia, you’ll find it at Mayura Zipline. Fly through the tree tops and see the famous Bousra Waterfall from above! The goal of my solo trip through Cambodia and Laos was to leap out of my comfort zone and have a few adventures. Mayura Zipline, just […]

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A Quick Guide To Boracay’s White Beach

by Sarah Shumate @ The Wanderblogger

With its pure white sand and waters so clear you can see straight to the bottom, it’s no wonder Boracay’s White Beach is often ranked as one of the top beaches in the world. But it doesn’t stop there – not only is White Beach beautiful, it’s also loads of fun. (I’m pretty sure this exact beach is what the Philippines tourism board had in mind when they created their catchy slogan, It’s more fun in the Philippines!) Stretching over four kilometers down the west coast of the island, in addition to being Boracay’s most popular beach, White Beach is also the island’s largest. It’s where you’ll find the vast majority of hotels and resorts, restaurants, and shopping districts on the island, as well as activities to keep you busy in between naps on the beach. To make it easier to navigate, White Beach has been broken down into three general sections known as “stations”. Each station has its own personality distinct from the others. Given how long it can take to walk from one end of the beach to the other, where you decide to stay on White Beach will probably influence which area you spend the most time […]

What to pack for a sailing adventure in Croatia

What to pack for a sailing adventure in Croatia

by Mark Hewitt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Croatia was made for sailing, with a gorgeous coastline, delicious Dalmatian cuisine and beautiful historic cities such as Dubrovnik and Split. But it's important to prepare. Here's the ultimate packing guide for an unforgettable Croatia sailing adventure.

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Prague off the beaten path: Letna district

Prague off the beaten path: Letna district

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Letna district is arguably one of the best places to live in Prague. It benefits from its location just across the river from the busy historical centre, which means you’re near it all if you want to, but not in the middle of it all if you don’t. Nestled in between two parks, the Letenský park and the Stromovka, the area is great for families: there’s always somewhere to go or something to do, and far from traffic, too. Also, the people of Letna create a lively, healthy community, as witnessed by the mayor of the entire Prague 7 district, who was voted in as an independent candidate of a purely local movement. The Letna is spread over a hill and the plain at its top has always been a strategic point for military purposes. It was even used by Soviet helicopters that landed here during the 1968 invasion. Today, it is known for its relative affluence, a Bohemian feel with lots of art-related spots, incl. the National Gallery or the Academy of Fine Arts, and a plethora of independent galleries, and for the splendor of the ubiquitous 1930s Constructivist buildings. It is also a great place to visit if you want to see something outside of the centre and just browse a few streets with the locals. Last but not least, Letna is the neighborhood of our awesome Prague rental apartment (if you’re reading this from the apartment now - because we set this as the load page on the computer's browser - welcome in Prague!). Now, we have suggested a cool walk from Letna to the Holesovice district a while ago on this blog, but we thought Letna needed a closer look. Here’s our small guide to the neighborhood.

How to Avoid Overtourism in Barcelona (Without Avoiding Barcelona)

by Odiane Baker-Duly @ Visit.org Blog

Spain is the third biggest tourist destination in the world. Each year the country sees its number of international tourist arrivals increase, with the region of Catalonia receiving the highest number. In 2016 the region’s capital, Barcelona, received one-third of Spain’s foreign tourists. However, the popularity has its drawbacks. Now, the city is faced with one of its biggest challenges: overtourism —...

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Cool drinks in cool places in Prague

Cool drinks in cool places in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Visitors come to Prague not suspecting how much walking they will do: the centre is very compact and it just makes sense to walk everywhere. But boy oh boy, when it gets hot during the Prague summer months, a day of sightseeing can get pretty exhausting. That’s when it is very important to hydrate. And does a splash of alcohol in your drink really hurt? No, we don’t think so either. Recently, a group of Australians who joined our Prague food tour spent the next afternoon in a wine bar opening seven (not a typo, seven) bottle of wine. I think they made more memories - and friends - they ever would walking the city. So really, in a way, this post is not about cool drinks in Prague. Let’s think of it as a post about making cool friends in Prague. (Yes, it is important to rationalise your day drinking on vacation, and we are happy to help.)

Stickyrice

Stickyrice


Stickyrice

One Aussie bloke trawling the tables, market stalls and food baskets of Hanoi...

Aboriginal Cooks on Bush Tucker

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

Aboriginal cooks and chefs weigh in on the native ingredients made popular by famous restaurants in Australia. Written for Fine Dining Lovers, 1 June 2017.   Rayleen Brown A Café Up North At Kungas Can Cook, a café in Alice Springs serving food like burgers, salads, ice teas, pies and brownies, Aboriginal owner [...]

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Top 10 foods that makes you fall in love with Ha Noi at the first bite

Top 10 foods that makes you fall in love with Ha Noi at the first bite


Justgola

Exploring a unique food background of one of the biggest cities in Viet nam is always an indispensable treat for most tourists. This Top 10 Must try food in Hanoi will give you an overview of What to eat in Ha Noi.

28 awesome things to do in Bangkok

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Did you know: “Thailand”, in Thai language, means “the land of freedom”. Thai people are well-known for being friendly, open-hearted, and hospitable. Bangkok is the symbol of Thailand, a city of friendliness and fun! Golden hour. Keep inspiring with your stunning contents. (Cr. | @aka_swp ) ———————————————— For a chance to be featured keep tagging […]

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10 Things to Do in and near Quy Nhon That’ll Help You Make The Most of Your Trip !

by Duong Next Door @ The Christina's Blog

Have you ever heard about the one and only “martial-art land” in Vietnam? The word “martial-art land” was born in Binh Dinh because many popular martial arts of the country originated here. Quy Nhon city, the heart of Binh Dinh province, is fully packed with awesome activities that won’t let you down. These ten things […]

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Elephant Nature Park: A True Animal Sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

What drew me to Elephant Nature Park is it's "no elephant riding" policy. There are no bull hooks here, no elephants forced to kick soccer balls or paint for the entertainment of tourists. Instead, the park functions as a true rescue center and animal reserve.

Farmers markets in Prague: Where to go and what to taste

Farmers markets in Prague: Where to go and what to taste

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Prague farmers markets are, without a doubt, one of the best things to do in Prague. As a Prague attraction, they are authentic, genuine and popular among the locals. Prague markets are on throughout the year, most typically on Saturday mornings, with an ever-shorter pause in January and February. Visiting Prague farmers markets is a great idea for so many reasons, but primarily, they nicely show what is in season at the particular time of the year and what you should expect - and demand - on the menu in the best restaurants in Prague. We have picked the four best farmers markets in Prague we think are worth visiting. You can find more farmers markets in Prague, but we visit these four the most.

Navigating your way around Bangkok’s floating markets

Navigating your way around Bangkok’s floating markets

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Bangkok's famous floating markets are a little more touristy than traditional now, but that doesn't mean they're not worth visiting. Here are four of our favourites.

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Travel Kenya on a budget

by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

Kenya is an amazing country to travel to. It has so much more to offer than just going on a safari. Nevertheless, many travelers have the idea that Kenya just consists of vast savannah plains with amazing wildlife that you are only going to visit if you want to do a safari. And safaris in […]

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Top 10 Best Bangkok Thai Food Restaurants within your budget

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Bangkok – the largest tourist attraction in Thailand – has many different fascinating places to visit. Bangkok’s diversity in cuisine is nearly unparalleled. Offers vary from Asian food like Chinese and Indian, to even European food such as Italian and French. However, once you have arrive at this city, you won’t be satisfied until you […]

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A Guide to Vietnamese Spices and Their Usage You Should Know

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Vietnamese Spices are put into food to make it flavorful and fragrant which have been passed from generation to generation. Sometimes, the secrets of the delicious Vietnamese food lie on

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Taiwanese Food Guide: 57 Things to Eat in Taiwan and Where to Try Them

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

We spent a full two weeks eating our way through Taiwan and it's many night markets. We visited Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Hualien, Tamsui, Jiufen, and Taipei. We tried as many dishes as we could and in the process reconfirmed what we had gotten a taste of almost four years ago – Taiwan is a magnetic country with a rich, vibrant, and storied food culture.

Eating All the Food in Hanoi (And Another Street Food Tour!) - Trailing Rachel

Eating All the Food in Hanoi (And Another Street Food Tour!) - Trailing Rachel


Trailing Rachel

Hanoi’s food scene was everything I’d expected it to be. I tried SO much new stuff in the week that I was there. Though with how crazy plentiful the street food is, the lack of sidewalk space to maneuver around on, and the absolute chaos of motorbikes zipping by, it can be a little overwhelming to decide what your next meal will be. So the solution is simple: eat all the food in Hanoi. Of course, I’m exaggerating. But really, what you should do is try everything you see that looks good (or smells good – literally, sometimes we just followed delicious smells to find the snacks we wanted). You’re never too full for another spring roll, or banh mi… or egg coffee. The best food I’ve had so far has been on the street or at a small place that specializes in only a few or maybe even just one dish. Don’t, just don’t enter a proper restaurant with closed doors or a man out front waving a menu and yelling at you. A big thanks to Anna at Slightly Astray for providing me with what turned out to be a pocket guide (more like a Bible, really) to the food in Hanoi, both in …

Discovering the historical sites of Vietnam

by Nicci @ Wendy Wu Tours Blog

Vietnam is home to many incredible wonders, both natural and manmade. Full of exciting activities to participate in and a plethora of things to do stemming from the modern age. However, no trip to Vietnam would be complete without visiting the country’s myriad fascinating historical landmarks. From temples to palaces, from tombs to citadels, there […]

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How to Increase Health, Happiness, and Productivity at Work

by Caroline Bird @ Visit.org Blog

Increasing productivity at work, even when dealing with a wide range of employees, is actually simpler than one might assume. The key is to realize that productivity, health, and happiness are all interconnected. Happy, fit employees who find meaning in their work, are more productive. So, it is important for corporations to invest in improving the workplace atmosphere. But what goes...

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Tips for Do-Good Orgs: How to Offer Engaging Activities With Great Impact

by Pauline Lacanilao @ Visit.org Blog

The main priority of do-good orgs, such as nonprofits and social enterprises, is to make a lasting impact on their community. In order to do so, they must have a sustainable source of income. So, hundreds of orgs across the globe have partnered with Visit.org to bring in revenue by offering social impact activities to visitors. But is it possible...

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2 days in Hanoi (2018): Best Itinerary for TWO days in Hanoi

by Hien Nguyen Thi Thanh @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

2 days in Hanoi (2018): Best Itinerary for TWO days in Hanoi Hanoi, the city offers you an endless number of monuments, museums, cultural events, stores, markets, a surprising nightlife and numerous lively neighborhoods. Organizing such a short itinerary to cater for all tastes is impossible. Nevertheless, my local 2 Days in Hanoi includes the main monuments, museums, gardens and most important shopping streets in Hanoi. Depending on your preferences, you can spend more time discovering the stores in the city, visiting the museums you find most interesting, relaxing in Hanoian cafe, or strolling through the streets during the following circuit. I leave it entirely in your hands to experience the most local […]

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A culinary journey through Asian metropolises – Vietnam, Hanoi » SWISS Blog

A culinary journey through Asian metropolises – Vietnam, Hanoi » SWISS Blog


SWISS Blog

In her third post about her travels, Nadia Damaso, Swiss cookbook author and food blogger introduces you to the culinary highlights of Vietnamese cuisine.

Why Sarajevo is the must-visit city in the Balkans

Why Sarajevo is the must-visit city in the Balkans

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I developed a teenage-like crush on Sarajevo that I don’t think I’ll ever get over. Here are 5 reasons why I think you’ll love it too.

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Ecuador in one week: The ultimate guide

Ecuador in one week: The ultimate guide

by Marie-France Roy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You could spend months exploring Ecuador. But if you’re vacation-deprived or short on time, take heart: you can still see a lot in a single week.

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8 reasons to try an adventure cruise in Indonesia

8 reasons to try an adventure cruise in Indonesia

by Elizabeth Zahur @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As an archipelago made up of more than 1,700 exceptionally diverse islands, there’s no better way to see some of Indonesia’s dazzling treasures than on a cruise.

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What to pack for a trip to Patagonia

What to pack for a trip to Patagonia

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You can get back to planning hikes and the perfect Instagram shots; we've done the hard work for you.

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The top destinations for travel in June

The top destinations for travel in June

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether you’ve always wanted to slurp schnapps at a Swedish celebration, track endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda or hike to the summit of Mount Batur in Bali. Here’s your guide for where to travel in June.

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Tracking rhinos on foot in Uganda: one Intrepid traveller shares his story

Tracking rhinos on foot in Uganda: one Intrepid traveller shares his story

by Tom Broadhurst @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Amazingly, we had encountered a large gathering of six or seven rhinos – adult females and their young – with two one-tonne youngsters jousting in a mock fight barely 20 metres from our bushy refuge. 

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Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat: Adventurous Day Trip From Chiang Mai

Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat: Adventurous Day Trip From Chiang Mai

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you have a sense of adventure and want to get away from the tourists while traveling in Thailand, we've got the perfect off the beaten path day trip for you! The jaw-dropping mountaintop pagodas of Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat near Lampang are still a secret to many tourists, so you can enjoy this hidden gem without crowds. Plus, getting there is an epic motorbike road trip through the Thai countryside.

My Hanoi street food tour with Urban Adventures

My Hanoi street food tour with Urban Adventures


curated by cammi

Sample and learn about Northern Vietnamese cuisine on the Urban Adventures Hanoi Street Food by Night Tour.

Polar Pointers: All your Antarctica questions, answered

Polar Pointers: All your Antarctica questions, answered

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

What you'll see, what you'll eat, who you'll meet, and what it's *really* like crossing the Drake Passage.

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What Best Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam – The Best of Saigon

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

The collection of the best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam promises to call you to this ideal city. Formerly called Saigon and famed as “The Pearl

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10 Best Travel Books to Inspire Your Next Trip

by Sarah Rothrie @ Nomad is Beautiful

Before the internet, TV or even radio, books have long had the power to transport the reader to other lands and create empathy and understanding for different characters and cultures. For me personally, many of my desires to visit a...

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Seoul Dining 3: Kalguksu Noodles

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

On our travels, we can meekly sit down at an uncrowded table and eat mediocre food. In fact, to us it might register as good food. How would we know? One principle that we espouse on our street food tours...

7 Iconic Foods That Will Make You Want to Be a New Yorker

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Add these 7 iconic NYC dishes to your taste tour and see for yourself why they've stood the test of time.

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8 Things To Do On Your First Trip To Hanoi + Travel Tips - The Wanderblogger

8 Things To Do On Your First Trip To Hanoi + Travel Tips - The Wanderblogger


The Wanderblogger

Check out our extensive guide for first-timers in Hanoi with recommendations for things to do, where to stay, and travel tips for Vietnam's vibrant capital!

Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, has died

Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, has died

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, has died from age-related health complications. He was 45 years old.

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Only one day in Hanoi | Best Itinerary 1 day in Hanoi

by Hien Nguyen Thi Thanh @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

Are you visiting Hanoi soon? Will you only have a few days to cover as many famous attractions as possible? If you say “Yes” to one or both questions above, this is my local detailed Itinerary for Only one day in Hanoi to get the taste of Hanoi without tiring yourself out! Some tourists could not believe that they can get into the mood of a new city in just 1 day. Therefore, they waste their opportunity of exploring a new local life and experience sleeping in a hotel, waiting for new flight to longer vacation. Hope that you can find […]

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What it’s really like to visit Kyrgyzstan, the land of the nomads

What it’s really like to visit Kyrgyzstan, the land of the nomads

by Melissa Fagan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Kyrgyzstan – as difficult to pronounce as it is to place on a map – is somewhere special. The only way to understand what it’s really like to visit is to experience it for yourself.

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Prague Michelin star restaurants guide

Prague Michelin star restaurants guide

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

What is the best Michelin star restaurant in Prague for you? That is the question. Ferrán Adriá of El Bulli fame once said that the Michelin guide is like the Vatican. Yes, it is an institution that is slow to adapt to trends and is pretty much immune to hype. That is why every new edition of Michelin’s Main Cities of Europe guide, while expected with excitement, rarely brings shock value in Prague. Also, its track record has been a bit spotty, hinting that the number of inspectors assigned for Central Europe is roughly equal to that assigned to a single arrondissement in Paris. And the year 2018 has been no exception. But more about that later. That said, the Michelin guide is still the second most prestigious Prague food guide behing our Prague Foodie Map (hey, see what we did there?) and an interesting take on Prague’s food scene from abroad. The 2018 Main Cities of Europe is out, and Prague currently has two Michelin-star restaurants and five Bib Gourmand restaurants (meaning “exceptionally good food at moderate prices“). Which one should you visit if you're in Prague for two days only? The Michelin site is super confusing, and the online reviews for all the restaurants listed can be all over the place. That’s where we come to the rescue with a small guide of Prague Michelin star restaurants put down in layman’s terms. Meaning we liken them to celebrities so that everybody understands. If you know what you're in for, you will be happy in any of these. So while we may seem to be a bit critical, bear in mind we’re mostly nitpickin’ and just generally hatin’. Hey, somebody's gotta do it. So, strap on your seat belts, here we go.

16 Things to Do in Koh Lipe: Thailand's Island Paradise

16 Things to Do in Koh Lipe: Thailand's Island Paradise

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you are seeking white sand beaches, spectacular sunsets and sunrises, good snorkeling and a chilled out vibe, the island of Koh Lipe in southern Thailand is sure to check all the boxes. With fewer crowds than the other Thai islands and less of a party scene, this little piece of paradise has plenty of things to do and is perfect for a romantic getaway or just relaxing off the beaten path. We've put together everything you need to know to plan your trip!

Hanoi favourite desserts in summer

by hoang @ Hanoi food tour

Hanoi ancient cuisine has long been famous for the richness and diversity. At any time, visit the bustling and crowded streets, tourists can find attractive and characteristic food of each street easily. Hang Than Crème caramel Referring to Hang Than Street, many people will think about the famous Crème caramel and vice versa, when refer […]

Food for the Soul: Eating Your Way Through Vietnam | Vietnamese Food Lovers

Food for the Soul: Eating Your Way Through Vietnam | Vietnamese Food Lovers


Vietnamese Food Lovers

You’ve probably seen this many times: a person sitting at a metal table at a hole-in-the-wall eatery, face held parallel to the plate or bowl in strong focus. In Vietnam, food isn’t just nutrition, it’s a philosophy – beautiful, complex and simple all at once. And lucky you – you can experience it yourself. A Family Affair Vietnamese food is not just an assortment of ingredients made in a specific manner. That’s a recipe, not a cuisine. At its most fundamental, Vietnamese food is both an idea and an experience. First and foremost, it’s a cuisine that celebrates the idea of family. As the writers of Golden Spoon & the Quintessence of Vietnamese Cuisine point out, “In Vietnamese culture, the family meal is always something holy. It is not only a place for reunion, but also a moment for connection, sharing [and] warmth that everyone saves for each other.” Walk around Saigon’s streets at night, and you’ll see this happy communion of souls at many a bia hoi and sidewalk restaurant: large groups laughing, shouting and cheersing over gigantic, family-style spreads of stir fries or communal hot pots. The Spice of Life However, what is most integral to Vietnamese food? For renowned Vietnamese chef Chiem Thanh Long,

15 things you need to know about Cu Chi Tunnels

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Cu Chi Tunnels are among the top 7 most exotic destinations in Southeast Asia and are listed as one of the world’s coolest places by The New York Time. Cu Chi is located on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, about 70km from the city. This tunnel is about 200 km long, built for […]

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The Stuff in the Market

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

The wet markets in South East Asia are shrines to food culture. Food is built up into displays, towers and installations to admire, catch the eye and tempt. It's colourful. Limes, chilies, dragon fruits, persimmons and hibiscus flowers project a...

Hanoi Street Food Tour

Hanoi Street Food Tour


Bold Travel

If you are in Vietnam's bustling capital for the first time explore the city's street food culture consider a hanoi street food tour by motorbike.

Portugal in one week: The ultimate guide

Portugal in one week: The ultimate guide

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Portugal will steal your heart. Especially if you follow this 7-day itinerary.

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Zuzi's Five Favourites in Prague

Zuzi's Five Favourites in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

We're finishing our "Prague Five Faves" series where we are introducing the people behind Taste of Prague. And we saved the best for last: the founder, the enforcer, the visionary: Zuzi. "Capo di tutti capi.” "Da boss.” “The interrogator.” These are only a few things people say about Zuzi. When she’s not in the room. The truth is that Zuzi runs a very tight ship and likes to be in control of things. Because she cares. She’s not that type of person with a “whatever” attitude. Only the best will do, especially when it comes to the guests of the Taste of Prague tours. And she’s a leader with a strong - and usually the right - opinion. And she’s not afraid to voice it. You know what Zuzi thinks. As Karolina put it during one of our Taste of Prague outings: “Zuzi, you’re tough, but I have never, ever, ever thought you were a b*tch.” Wow, thank you for the compliment! (We were all tipsy.) Zuzi is also a loving foodie with a discerning palate. Heck, she even quit her good lawyer's position in big law to pursue her passion for food. She’s known for one thing: she will not finish a dish or a cup of coffee she does not like. (Unlike Jan, who can gobble things that are less then perfect because, you know, food.) Which can mean long dry coffee spells during vacations. Or the relative lack of fruits in the winter because, hey, they "don’t taste the way they should”. Yes, Zuzi demands perfection not only from people but also from fruit. But Zuzi also has one of the biggest hearts you will ever see, and if you’re a friend - or a guest - she will do whatever it takes to help you or make sure you’re happy, and she is genuinely happy for your success. She is the girl behind our “will not write about bad dining experiences” policy because she understands perfection takes time and effort. And that's what makes Zuzi so great: she is the perfect combination of demanding - which is great for what we do - and loving, which is great for everything.

Experience Da Lat to the Fullest!

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

There are many names that the Vietnamese people use to refer to Da Lat: The City of a Thousand Flowers, Dreamy City, Sad City, The Land of Love, The Land of Cherry Blossoms, Little Paris etc. Da Lat has always been depicted in literature, paintings and pictures, wandering about in contemporary arts and travelers’ hearts. […]

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6 Essential Ljubljana Food Experiences

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Check out the six Ljubljana food experiences that you shouldn’t miss when you visit the charming Slovenian capital city.  Our first impression of Slovenia was through a window during an overnight late June bus ride from Bologna, Italy to Zagreb, Croatia. We exited the furnace-like Italian summer heat and found ourselves rolling through cool breezy alpine woods gazing at quaint chalet homes along green, pastoral hills. It wasn’t until we visited two months later that we realized the addictive charms that Slovenia’s polished gem of a capital city, Ljubljana, has to offer. Though most travelers spend ...

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Outdoors in Portugal: Some of the Best Hiking Paths

by Ivana Greslikova @ Nomad is Beautiful

In this article we will talk about three hiking trails in Portugal. Sure, there are much more walking trails in Portugal, but unfortunately we had only two weeks to visit the country. We also stayed in some amazing hotels and...

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Your Fright Guide To The Most Haunted Places On Earth

by Mabel Yeo @ KLOOK

Klook Travel -

Read on only if you dare. Horror is not for everyone, and even less so if hauntings happen in real life. But do you seek ...

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Hanoi’s notorious black market, where anything goes

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

Don’t expect a receipt if you’re looking to buy anything from this market. Most Hanoians would be flummoxed if you asked them where Hoa Binh Market is, but if you asked them about Chợ Giời, it would be a different story. The name Chợ Giời tells a story itself as its earliest vendors used to gather in an open-air spot to sell pretty much everything they owned, hence the name “Giời”, meaning sky, God and outdoors in Vietnamese. The market is believed to have opened in 1955 on the corner of two streets, but since then it has expanded to more than four streets and two big alleys along the busy thoroughfares of Hue and Hang Bai. In Chợ Giời, vendors sell everything from car parts and metal springs to TV remotes. Some old, some new, some possibly stolen. The majority of the goods are mechanical items, and here you can find the tiniest screwdrivers to rare 1980’s amplifiers all under the same roof. Following the war and the subsidy period, Chợ Giời was split down into different departments. Yen Bai 2 Street was known for its CDs and DVDs  —  before the Internet and Youtube changed all that. Nguyen Cong Tru Street draws vendors selling...

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Gastronomic gastropods- Vietnamese loves snails !

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

From Michelin-starred fine dining, to chili-laden, beer-swilling, street-food staple, the humble snail takes many forms. Oysters, lobsters, sushi and snails; all now “posh” and expensive elements of global food culture. They were, however, once all considered to be the food of the lower-classes. In fact, oysters were so plentiful during the European colonization of the Americas that their crushed shells were a common component in brick making. Likewise, the practice of wrapping raw fish (and other meats) in rice was, many centuries ago, a common way for Japanese farmers and fishermen to preserve food for several months at a time. And then there’s lobster, that ubiquitous element of modern fine dining. According to a report on the creature’s recent popularity by the U.K.’s Telegraphnewspaper, the clawed crustacean was “once not deemed worthy for anything other than the ‘lowest of the low.’” It’s funny how things change. Add a bit of gold leaf, a smear of pureed veg, a froth of salty foam, and a jacked-up price tag, and suddenly the cuisine of the working classes jumps a few steps up the social ladder. As with bread, beef, carrots and coffee, it would be easy to assume that the practice of...

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Everything you need to know about Brazil’s Carnaval

by Nicci @ Wendy Wu Tours Blog

On Friday (9th Feb), the 2018 Carnaval kicked off in its usual exuberant style! Brazil’s annual carnival is the world’s biggest celebration, with millions of people out on the street dancing, singing, drinking and eating for the five days before the start of Lent. Centred around the irresistible beats of samba music, carnival differs from […]

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Capital connection: The 7 bridges of Hanoi

by Thuc Nguyen @ Paloma Motorbike Tours

Nhat Tan Bridge Nhat Tan Bridge, also known as the Vietnam – Japan Friendship Bridge, was inaugurated in January 2015. It is the first cable-stayed bridge in Hanoi with a total length of 8.9km (5.5 miles) with five spans, representing the capital city’s five ancient gates, crossing the Red River. The project had total investment of VND13,600 billion ($598 million), split between the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Vietnamese government. The bridge was opened for public together with Nhat Tan – Noi Bai Highway which helps shorten travel time between Noi Bai International Airport and Hanoi’s center. Dong Tru Bridge Dong Tru Bridge opened to traffic in October 2014. The 1.1km bridge crossing the Duong River in Long Bien District cost VND882 billion and has eight lanes. It is 55m wide and has two 80m side-spans and a 120m central span. The bridge was built using concrete-filled steel arches, the first time this technology had been used in Southeast Asia. It is also the widest bridge in Vietnam. Thang Long Bridge Thang Long Bridge was built from 1974 to 1985. The 3,250-meter long bridge connects the city with Noi Bai Airport and was considered a symbol of Vietnam-Soviet relations....

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Vienna, Austria

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



A city with so many beautiful old buildings and stories and opera houses. I don't think four nights was enough but we tried really hard to see most of the special places and eat the best food that Vienna offers.



We walked around the city and visited many churches, museums and walked into small lanes with incredibly beautiful shops. One of the meals that we loved the most, for the atmosphere, the professional service and especially the food was Plachutta restaurant. We had walked past the restaurant many times and wondered why they were always super busy and we decided to check it out on our second night. We had their world famous dish Tafelspitz a beef broth with tender rump steak served with root vegetables, crispy potatoes, creamed spinach, horseradish and apple sauce and sour cream and bread; and it was fabulous!



According to our friend's recommendation, we went to eat sandwiches for lunch at Trzesniewski. Their sandwiches were amazing with many different toppings and eaten with a tiny glass of beer, called a Pfiff, such a great combination. We continued wandering around the city and tried coffee with beautiful, tasty cakes at Demel, a place that I'd highly recommend for cake and coffee.



On our last day, we went to the Leopold Museum to see Gustave Klimt paintings and those of other famous artists. What a museum with so many beautiful old and new paintings. We spent about 2 hours there and it was worth every minute of it. In the evening, we went to one of the must-do things that everyone does in Vienna, yes, we went to classical music performance. Because the opera season was in summer break we had to see a rather touristy Mozart and Strauss show, which involved both ballet and opera singing. The lady had an amazing voice and we all loved her performance so much. I'm glad I did it.


Northern Vietnam: Hanoi and Beyond - The Christina's Blog

Northern Vietnam: Hanoi and Beyond - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

An all-you-need-to-know about the best destinations in Northern Vietnam: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Sa Pa, Mai Chau, Ha Giang, Cao Bang and Ninh Binh.

How To Deal With Harry Potter Withdrawals In The Muggle World

by Noelle Ong @ KLOOK

Klook Travel -

Grab your Nimbus 2000 and get soaring! If you’ve re-read the 7 Harry Potter books and had the movies on replay umpteen times but still ...

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New Zealand SOUTH ISLAND Travel Budget || Breakdown of what I spent in 4.5 weeks

by thewildlife @ The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog

After five weeks exploring New Zealand’s North Island, it was time for us to head South! I continued to make a note of everything I spent money on, so I could see just how much our travels through New Zealand cost. We were still travelling and living in Cecil, our trusty campervan, as we drove from Picton to Queenstown. We spent 31 days travelling through Nelson, Marlborough, Abel Tasman, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, Mount Cook, Wanaka, Franz Josef, Twizel, Omarama, Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Milford Sound, Hokitika, Greymouth and Queenstown. EXPENDITURES: ACTIVITIES – $38.32 per day **Although there were two of us travelling, all prices below are what I spent, so are PER PERSON!** As with the North Island, activities were our main source of outgoings. I spent $505 in the North Island plus $529 on a skydive, totalling $1034. We spent a little more on the South Island – $1188.20. Some of the biggest spends included a dolphin trip in Kaikoura, a stargazing trip in Lake Tekapo, a boat trip on Milford Sound and kayaking at Abel Tasman. The biggest spend by far was our Franz Josef glacier hike which was $449 out of the $1188.20 total, but totally worth every penny! […]

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The Best Budget Hanoi Food Tour - Best of Vietnam - Journalist On The Run

The Best Budget Hanoi Food Tour - Best of Vietnam - Journalist On The Run


Journalist On The Run

Eating my way around the city on the best Hanoi Street Food Tour money can buy. Have never eaten so much in my life.

The Stuff in the Market

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

The wet markets in South East Asia are shrines to food culture. Food is built up into displays, towers and installations to admire, catch the eye and tempt. It's colourful. Limes, chilies, dragon fruits, persimmons and hibiscus flowers project a...

The best time of year to travel to Costa Rica

The best time of year to travel to Costa Rica

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Despite being so close to the equator and boasting a year-round tropical climate, the varying microclimates mean that the weather conditions can change quite dramatically, depending on when - and where - you travel.

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Must-try Sapa Street Food for Memorable Vietnam Food Tours

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Sapa Street Food is on the list of discovery things for adventurers traveling to the North of Vietnam. Sapa is so lovely and scenic that enchants photographers, nature lovers, adventurers,

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Nha Trang

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God

 A short and sweet break is always great especially when it means returning to my hometown to visit friends, family and eat amazing food. I never get tired of eating seafood and Nha Trang is famous for the stuff so it's the perfect place for me. Seafood is involved in most dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

I have a kind of 'eating routine' when I go home. I start my morning with a bowl of fish noodles soup or Bún Bò Huế then drive to some random cafes to meet old friends. After that, I stop at a favorite place for a snack where they make crunchy rice crackers and steamed rice pancakes topped with stir fried spring onions and dried shrimps. I try to get some exercise in so I can eat more so I normally play tennis for a couple of hours at my old club. After that, I'm hungry again.

One of the other best things about going home is eating home cooked food, getting spoiled by my mum, my sisters and sister-in-law. I know there will always be lots of excellent food awaiting me. Sweet and sour fish broth, steamed squid, deep fried tuna with special dipping sauce (fish sauce, chilli, garlic, lime and sugar), salad and deep fried pork belly. I pretty much always have to have a nap when I eat at home. Normally I am encouraged to eat way too much. Nothing like the hospitality of home.

In the evenings, I catch up with my good friends for dinner. We go to the new part of the city for special seafood feasts;  barbequed prawn, squid and fish with salt and chilli, fresh jelly fish salad and steamed crabs.

And if that isn't enough, I always return to Hanoi with a polystyrene box full of snap frozen fish and squid which keeps me going until I'm in Nhatrang again

5 of the Best Places to Eat and Drink in South Korea

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

South Korea's not to be missed foods and where to find them.

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The world’s best islands in Asia to visit in 2018

by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

Asia has one of the most amazing islands in the world from the tropical secluded islands in Indonesia, the old Portuguese enclave of Sri Lanka to the entertaining island of Macau that is even supposed to be better than Vegas. For every type of traveler Asia seems to have an island ready. If you are […]

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Top 5 foodie experiences in Vietnam - InsideVietnam Blog

Top 5 foodie experiences in Vietnam - InsideVietnam Blog


InsideVietnam Blog

Vietnamese cuisine is varied and delicious, but where do you begin? To get you started, here are our top 5 foodie experiences from across Vietnam.

Top 10 Hanoi street food you should not miss

Top 10 Hanoi street food you should not miss


Vietnam Express Travel - Private Tour Operator in Vietnam

Ha Noi – the capital of Vietnam – is not only famous for its age-old elegance alongside the hustle and bustle of such a metropolis - Hanoi street food

Tam Coc: A Day Trip From Hanoi, Vietnam

Tam Coc: A Day Trip From Hanoi, Vietnam


Nomad is Beautiful

This article will bring you to Tam Coc, natural site in Vietnam, which you can explore by boat.

A Beginner’s Guide To Group Tours

by Dani @ Wendy Wu Tours Blog

Whether it’s China, Vietnam, India or South America that you’re looking to explore, sharing your far-flung journey with a group can be a fantastic travel experience! Whether it’s your first-time long haul or you’re a seasoned globetrotter, arriving into a new destination can be an unnerving experience. With a group tour, you get the benefit […]

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Danang Seafood Barn

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

I like Danang. Whoever is in charge down there is making a nice city. Compared to Hanoi or Saigon it's a tad sterile, lacking that street-level frenzy and coating of old-world grime. But the traffic flows uncongested for the most...

Kyoto - Kamura

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God


I had heard so much about the ancient city of Kyoto. Many of my friends and clients love this part of Japan and it hasn't disappointed me at all. Kyoto is a very charming city which has both a modern side and an old city which makes it very interesting. We stayed in Kyoto for 5 nights and totally fell in love with this city, with its incredible history and architecture, and like the whole of Japan, where everything works perfectly and a very friendly atmosphere exists.

I love the real contrast of taking a bus from the centre of Kyoto for 20 minutes to the north. Compared to the bustle of central Kyoto, I could feel the quietness of the old part of the city, where we enjoyed strolling along 'the Philosopher's Path' past and through the different shrines and temples. The walk along the canal was really great. There are many small cafes where they make their own cakes, great coffee and fresh juices.  The beautiful and simple design in each shrine made each one very special and I was really taken by the red color of those shrine's gates. So impressive!!!

Food is the main part of our travels and there's no reason to be unhappy with Japanese food. I have to admit that the food of this city really agreed with me. I didn't mind standing in queues for 30 minutes and sometimes up to 45 minutes just for a bowl of amazing Ramen or Udon noodles. I love the way Japanese queue for everything here, even for a fancy popcorn or ice cream. It's such a weird thing for me, probably because I'm from Vietnam (we're not that good at queuing) where we will just find another vendor if one is too busy and we don't have time to wait. Most of the people in the queues in Japan were teenagers and it seems that there are many food fads there. It's a fun place to eat and see what people are lining up for.

We spent the next 2 nights before heading to Osaka at the hot spring town north of Kyoto called Kamura. It was a magnificent place where we experienced true Japanese-style hospitality. They served amazing food with so many small dishes, some too good to be eaten. I admire the Japanese chefs who spend so much time not only cooking but also on the presentation of the food.

To help digest all of the food, we hiked a few hours across the mountain from Kurama to Kibune, a nearly town with a beautiful river running through it. The hike took us through a number of temples and statues of Buddha on the top of the mountain. The walk and the scenery was fabulous. I'm not normally good at this kind of activity but I enjoyed it so much that the time passed without me knowing. I'd heard about the famous Japanese hot springs (onsen) but was not so keen that you have to be completely naked. I got over it and kept coming back for about an hour each day to relax in hot natural water after long days walking and eating. 

Kyoto and Kurama - look out - because we will be back!

Hidden charm of South Vietnam

by Nhan Chung @ Vietnam Express Travel – Private Tour Operator in Vietnam

Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City as a colorful, glamorous, energetic and friendly urban, is the regional and national center of economy, education, culture-tourism, and science-technology. Taking Saigon City tours offered by Vietnam Travel, you not only make it to famous landmarks of the city, but also di...

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Best beef steak tartare in Prague

Best beef steak tartare in Prague

by Taste Prague @ PRAGUE FOOD BLOG - Taste of Prague Food Tours

Ahhh, the joys of devouring a good steak tartare! One of the most feared - and later one of the most loved - dishes we order in the course of our Prague Food and Culture Tours, beef steak tartare is one of the most popular dishes eaten in Czech pubs and arguably the king of a specifically Czech category of foods found in many Prague restaurants: “snacks that go well with beer”. Forget about the naysayers and fear mongers. You should give it a try in Prague. Where and how? Read on.

Everybody Loves Skyr

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

skyr breakfast bowl This cultured dairy just might be Iceland’s most adored export.Written for Culture Cheese Magazine, for the Wheys Less Traveled column, July 2017. (This article is written in American English) With its coal-black volcanic rock beaches, bright blue glaciers, steaming hot springs, and thundering waterfalls, Iceland is stunning. Most of its 325,000 [...]

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Everything you need to know about etiquette in Japan

Everything you need to know about etiquette in Japan

by Jessie Thompson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Respect the respect and keep the charm alive on your next visit to Japan.

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