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Thrillable Hours: Karen Walrond, Speaker, Photographer & Bestselling Author

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

New Thrillable Hours Q&A about life after law with Karen Walrond, a former lawyer. Now, Karen is a public speaker, photographer, and bestselling author.

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Your Guide To The Benefits of Drinking More Water

by Michael Henri @ Drink Tea & Travel

This post was contributed by our Health and Wellness Travel Expert, Michael Henri. The concept seems so simple yet it is not really understood. The human body requires a minimum amount of water to properly and efficiently function. However, it can continue to operate if it doesn’t. This is the problem. We are not all fully aware […]

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Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 – One Of The Best Taiwanese Beef Noodles In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 is known to be one of the best Taiwanese beef noodle joints in Taipei, well-known for its spicy soup. This two-level restaurant serves up signature Beef Noodles with tender Australian beef and chewy noodles in a flavourful broth, definitively a winner judging by the line in front of this dining establishment. (The other famous shop in the neighbourhood is 老张牛肉麵店 Lao Zhang Beef Noodles.) I went at about 10:45am and there were about 2-3 people in the line. Thinking that it should be okay if I take a stroll around the neighbourhood, I returned at 11:00am only to see about 30 – 40 people in the queue already. Many of them brought along their luggage or entire families. Lesson learnt: Come early. Yong Kang Beef Noodles was founded back in 1963 by Mr. Cheng who originally from Szechuan in China. After he finished his military duties, Mr. Cheng decided to open a small stall at Yong Kang Street and sell beef noodles. The stall became an instant hit and started to attract both locals and people from China who moved here to Taipei City. After Mr. Cheng retired in the 1970s, the place was handed over to his protégé, Mr. Luo who is the current owner. As for the interior, it has not much changed over the years. There are dozens of tables and they are usually packed with customers. You will also see the counter with a menu to choose from. There is also a tourist-friendly English and Japanese menu with photos. Most of the tables are round and can accommodate up to 6 people. If you come solo or in a pair, you are likely to be seated with other patrons. Their signature dish is the Braised Beef with Noodles in Spicy...

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A Few Tips on Safety- Le Duy Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

A Few Tips on Safety You may read some stories of theft and snatching in Ho Chi Minh City. And just like any fast and busy city, there’s always going to be a risk of carrying belongings with you. One of the main safety concerns in Ho Chi Minh City are thieves swiftly swinging by on motorbikes...

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Lisbon Travel Blog: Complete City Guide for 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Places to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in Ho Chi Minh City in 2017- Le Duy Grand Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

With this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival falling on Sunday, fest goers will have more time and choices for celebrating the holiday in Vietnam. A series of activities to celebrate the festival, which is observed on the 15th day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar, have been held across the city, offering numerous choices for...

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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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Bobii Frutii Singapore – Colourful Bubble Tea From Taiwan Opening At The Clementi Mall, 10 Jan 2018

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The Return Of The Taiwanese Bubble Tea craze in Singapore sees old players such as Gong Cha, Singapore brand LiHo and Taiwan’s PlayMade 丸作, all of them with difference in their areas of specialty. Let’s just say Gong Cha is known for their Alisan Milk Foam, LiHo for Cheese drinks (which is now everywhere) and PlayMade 丸作 for their freshly made pearls. Bobii Frutii will be opening its first store in Singapore at The Clementi Mall. I first tried Bobii Frutii 珍珠水果特調 in Taipei which attracted a crowd initially due to its distinct coloured and “Instagram-worthy” layers. Each cup is made using milk, tea and colourful pearls, with no artificial flavourings, man-made essences, creamer or preservatives. The menu in Singapore features a total of 37 drinks in a single cup size and divided into 5 different categories – Tea/Au Lait aka “served with milk” in French ($2.50 – $3.90), Ice Blended ($5.90 – $6.90), Matcha ($4.90 – $6.50), Fruit Tea ($3.90 – $5.90) and Cheese Tea, exclusive to Singapore ($4.50 – $5.90). Pearls aka bobii (Taiwanese slang for tapioca pearls) that are preservative-free come in 3 different flavours: Original ($0.60), Butterfly Pea ($0.90) and Brown Sugar ($0.90), are made in Taiwan and air-flown to Singapore to ensure freshness and consistency. One thing to note, the bobii in each cup is considerably less compared to other competitor brands out there. Apart from their aesthetically pleasing appearance, each of their signature items have funky names that made me wonder what the flavours are, so I gave up on their names and ended up ordering by colours. “Hi, can I have the blue and yellow layered drink?” “Oh, you mean Mermaid’s Tears?” “Ya, that one.” I cried. The names included Don’t Want To Work, Pandora Treasures, Childhood Memory, Green Romance, and Don’t Want...

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Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop 陳記專業蚵仔麵線 – Possibly The Best Mee Sua In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Ah Zong Mian Xian, otherwise known as Ay Chung Rice Noodles 阿宗麵線 used to be my favourite Mee Sua from Taipei. When I say “used to”, it could be as far a decade back when it was crowded, but not flooded with tourists like now. Unfortunately, the standard and consistency was not like in the past as the store gets more commercialised. I was recommended to Chen Ji Mee Sua 陳記專業蚵仔麵線, or Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop. Many call it the “Best Mee Sua in Taipei”, with “original local taste without over promoting”. Mee Sua is a Taiwanese dish that is basically a vermicelli soup included with large pork intestine or oysters. The noodles served with the soup should never fall apart or stick together. At least, this is what the general rule is. Chen Ji Mee Sua looked like an average Taiwanese food stand. No fanciful interior, just a counter where you can order food, and a couple of tables outside the shop. A large bowl大碗is priced at NT$65 (SGD$2.90), smaller bowl大碗at NT$50 (SGD$2.25), with clear vermicelli soup清麵線at NT$35 (SGD$1.60). If you like your pig’s intestines, then you would love the Mee Sua here. I found the pieces extremely soft, tender, and flavourful, and as a friend @eileen_eats_alot described, ”clean unlike some that have strong porky flavour”. I bought both large and small bowls to compare, and found the large bowl to be a lot more generous in ingredients. For the amount of oysters given, this bowl is reasonably priced. The consistency was smooth and thick without being sticky. Tip: Have it plain before adding some chilli and vinegar for more layered taste. I tried about 8 different bowls of Mee Sua in Taipei, this ranks as my top so far. In order to reach...

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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How to make a blueberry smoothie bowl

by Cara @ Gourmet Chick

In my house we call blueberries “toddler crack” because my children are addicted to them. Luckily for my wallet blueberries are in season at the moment so prices are low and the quality is top notch. Besides just scoffing blueberries straight from the punnet one of the ways I like to eat the berries is

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Pham Ngu Lao Street in Ho Chi Minh City - Everything You Need To Know About Pham Ngu Lao Street

Pham Ngu Lao Street in Ho Chi Minh City - Everything You Need To Know About Pham Ngu Lao Street


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Pham Ngu Lao Street in Ho Chi Minh City is on the western edge of District 1 and is renowned as the place where most backpacking travellers stay during their holiday. A 25-minute taxi ride from Tan Sot Nhat International Airport, it comprises numerous lanes and back alleys

Recipe of the Month: Gluten Free Banana Bread with Chocolate from Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A simple, easy recipe for gluten-free banana bread that is both moist and healthy! No butter -- just coconut oil and yoghurt, along with Oaxacan chocolate.

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The Cow Head Taco Philosopher King of Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

Oaxaca is full of great street eats, including this delightful philosophizing taco vendor who makes tacos de cabeza (cow head tacos).

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Missing a Cocktail Ingredient? Vodka Will Do Just Fine

by Gautham Krishnaraj @ Roads & Kingdoms

Sip on Kenya's quintessential cocktail and watch dhows compete.

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The Best Lisbon Hidden Gems and Secret Spots

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Living in Saigon: What I Love & Hate About It - Fulltime Nomad

Living in Saigon: What I Love & Hate About It - Fulltime Nomad


Fulltime Nomad

We've been living in Saigon for just over a month now . It's a city that's overwhelmed me but has also grown on me. Here's what I love and hate about it.

5 Reasons To Travel Vietnam With Kids – Tips and Tricks to Make Travel fun

by halox @ Top Vietnam

Travel can be an enlightening and eye-opening experience for children of all ages: there’s new foods, experiences and sights, not […]

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What to Do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Drink Tea & Travel

What to Do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Drink Tea & Travel


Drink Tea & Travel

When you think of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) do you picture shady tree-lined avenues, elegant French villas, ladies dressed in traditional áo dài strolling arm-in-arm beneath paper umbrellas whilst cyclo drivers gently peddle past, their conical hats protecting them from the sun? This was indeed the Saigon of yesteryear, but the city is changing so …

25 Photos To Inspire You to Visit Uganda

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

Of all the countries in East Africa, Uganda has got to be one of the most diverse and unique destinations. Its landscapes range from high mountains and gushing waterfalls to vast savannahs and fast flowing rivers. Uganda is home to the highly endangered mountain gorillas and the fascinating chimpanzees, it’s where you can find the source […]

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You’ll Need Your Own Hot Spring to Make this Bread at Home

by Barbara Woolsey @ Roads & Kingdoms

Icelandic hot springs are not just for bathing.

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Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 – Instagrammable Fox And Rose Milk Tea, At Zhongxiao East Road Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Instagram has certainly changed consumer habits and how coffee shops keep themselves abreast in a very challenging market. Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 at Zhongxiao East Road got into the social media limelight with its very photogenic drinks of Rose Milk and Marsh Milk Tea aka Mr Fox Milk Tea. Sometimes, you get other animals on the drink. Do not discount Mr R Drinks, or “Yu Tian Xian Sheng” as another one of those just riding on the Instagram trend. The barista-owner is serious about his coffee, importing coffee beans from various parts of the world, offering hand-drips and takeaway cups. Until he was overwhelmed with orders. When I visited, the shop had a limited menu of Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10), Rose Milk, Strawberry Milk and Baileys Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Apple Cider (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Umeshu Soda (NT$140, SGD$6.30), Pikachu Soda (NT$65, SGD$2.90) and… Miso Soup (NT$90, SGD$4). As this is a one-man-show operation and lines can be long, every customer is limited to buying just one cup. During peak hours, you have to get a ticket first before queuing. The barista was seen frothing and making his drinks cup by cup, so wait can be rather long. Each cup took at least 5 to 10 minutes to make. I ordered the Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10) only because I was intrigued at the cute fox on the drink. Like how it got there? However, I was slightly disappointed when he handed me a hot frothy cup of milk tea on one hand, a fox on the other enclosed in a plastic packaging, and told me to put it on myself. I see. There wasn’t any 3D latte art involved. For the Rose Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80) drink though, he helped to carefully place the rose ‘biscuit’ made of egg white...

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Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them) (Cont)-Le Duy Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

11. Bún thịt nướng (bun thit nuong) Vietnamese cuisine is brilliant for combining a contrast of flavors and textures into a single dish, and I think bun thit nuong, or better yet bun thit nuong cha gio, is a great example of this. The dish normally begins with a handful of chopped up herbs and lettuce...

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How to Buy Cryptocurrency & Bitcoin: Your Guide to Investing in Digital Gold

by @ Fulltime Nomad

This year, bitcoin and cryptocurrency has gone bananas. Bitcoin hit an all-time high of over $10000 and is making new millionaires left right and centre.

The rapid growth of digital currencies is getting the attention of a lot of people who are now looking to get in on the action.

If you are one of those people but you are

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Cai Rang Floating Market – The truth about the best floating market in Vietnam

by halox @ Top Vietnam

Located on Cam Tho Province( the capital of Mekong Delta), Cai Rang floating market is 6km away from the center […]

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How Prashant & Priyanka Found Solace in Leh-Ladakh

by Krati Gupta @ Thrillophilia Blog

 The mountains are calling and I must go- John Muir

There’ve been many interpretations of the quotes so far, but what we like to stick with is

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Three best places for Vietnamese street food in Melbourne

Three best places for Vietnamese street food in Melbourne


Gourmet Chick

The sort of food you buy on the side of the street in Vietnam and eat sitting perched on tiny plastic stools is pretty popular in Melbourne right now. I'm not talking about your traditional Vietnamese restaurants along Victoria street in Richmond or out in little Saigon in Footscray, but instead th

Hippos and Waterfalls at Baker’s Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

Murchison Falls National Park is probably the most unique National Park in Uganda. It’s not only Uganda’s largest National Park, but also one that allows visitors to combine a safari experience with a journey along the mighty Nile, the longest river in the world. While passing through the park, the Nile is forced through an […]

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Get Paid to Travel: 7 Jobs That Will Let You Travel the World And Get Paid

by @ Fulltime Nomad

You’ve seen people travel the world full time and have the best time of their lives. They’ve made travel part of their lives. They earn a living as they globetrot. You envy them. You wonder how you too can get paid to travel the world.

Wonder no more. We have the answer!

There are so many travel jobs that you

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Melbourne’s hot new tables: March 2018

by Cara @ Gourmet Chick

Argh is March almost over already? I feel like this year is moving at warp speed. Already there have been lots of new openings (with more on my hit list) and some revamps of favourites as well. Consider this your dining update for the first quarter of the year. I’ve got all your bases covered

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The Joy and Sadness of Completing a Food Odyssey Too Soon

by Molly McConnell @ Roads & Kingdoms

Why would anyone want to eat that much Bougatsa at once?

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8 Adventurous Activities in Costa Rica You Don’t Want to Miss

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

Costa Rica truly has something for everyone. Its pristine beaches, lush green jungles, countless waterfalls and beautiful culture offer the perfect combo for anyone looking for an awesome holiday.  Aside from being an incredible destination for eco-conscious travelers, Costa Rica also offers plenty to the adventurous traveler looking to get closer to nature and enjoy the […]

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Best Restaurant on the Pearl Street Mall: Emmerson | Best of Denver® 2018: Your Key to the City

Best Restaurant on the Pearl Street Mall: Emmerson | Best of Denver® 2018: Your Key to the City


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While Emmerson is technically a block east of the official pedestrian mall, the smells coming out of its kitchen waft over to Pearl Street...and that's ...

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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Underground in Ho Chi Minh City: insider’s guide to the places to eat, drink, party and shop

Underground in Ho Chi Minh City: insider’s guide to the places to eat, drink, party and shop


South China Morning Post

Where to find the hidden restaurants, back alley bars, concealed clubs and more as we take you beyond the tourist haunts of a city that offers a fascinating mix of cultures and cuisines

Best Photos of 2016 & Plans for the Coming Year

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

11 of my best photos this year, as decided by readers.

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Freelance and Travel: 10 Tips To Make Working from Anywhere Easier

by @ Fulltime Nomad

This is a sponsored post written by the FreelanceMyWay. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and does not necessarily constitute the views or opinions of Fulltime Nomad.

Want to freelance and travel and live the digital nomad lifestyle?

One of the biggest advantages of working as a freelancer is the fact that it

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How to Squeeze in ‘Me Time’ During a Couples Trip

by Christine Culgin @ Drink Tea & Travel

This post was contributed by our Couples Travel Expert, Christine Culgin. Whether it’s a local weekend trip or an international excursion, my boyfriend and I love to travel. However, being both independent and introverted, we sometimes have a hard time with all the togetherness; what about “me time”? For most people, part of the appeal of a […]

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Tea, Biscuits, and Ivanka Trump in Hyderabad

by Anjali Kumar @ Roads & Kingdoms

Irani chai in Hyderabad and the electrician who considers America the land of Ivanka.

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Flemington Grazing Trail & Cellar Door at Super Saturday

by Cara @ Gourmet Chick

When food and racing come together I’m a very happy girl. This Saturday is not only one of the biggest racing days on the calendar at Flemington, but it’s also a chance to indulge in fantastic food and drink at the race course. I was lucky enough to be invited to attend a preview of

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Sugar Miss – Popular Instagrammable Marble Cube Cake And Marble Cheese Cake At Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] One of Taipei’s most instagrammable dessert café of late has to be Sugar Miss, with photos of their famed Marble Cube Cake trending in several social media feeds (at least the Chinese ones). The Marble Cube Cakes come with varied fillings of matcha, raspberry and taro, available in very limited quantities. Each is priced about NT$240 – 265 (SGD$10.80 – SGD$11.90), considered on the higher side for Taiwan, though Singaporeans should be used to these prices for cakes. Do note there is a minimum expenditure of NT$200 required for each customer, which should be easily met as long as you get a drink. Reservations are recommended, as the café can get very popular during the weekends. As I arrived about 2pm, there were just 2 Marble Cube Cake left. The décor looked rather “Lady M” – all clean, white with marbled tables, and ironically Lady M Taipei is just located a short distance away with a moderately long queue. The entire vibes felt rather ‘cold’ though, without the extreme friendliness you see at other Taipei café places. Other offerings included the best-selling Marble Cheese Cake (NT$190 per slice, SGD$8.50), and Mille Crepe Cakes with flavours of Matcha Milk, Earl Grey, Valrhona Chocolate, Taro and Seasonal Fruit (NT$180 – 230, SGD$8.00 – 10.30). The Marble Cube Cake was certainly a good-looker, different from other conventional cakes, placed on a marbled plate on white table. This café certainly knows about how to get good lighting for optimal photos. Unfortunately, taste wise, it wasn’t the most impressive. It was OKAY. While the top molten layer looked melty, it was solidified and didn’t add much taste wise. Beneath was a chiffon layer and raspberry fillings that didn’t quite flow at all. It was probably just this cake, as I have seen other versions...

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Bohol Travel Guide for 2018 – Budget, itinerary and more!

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Bohol travel guide has all you need to know to plan your trip to one of the most diverse and adventure-packed islands in the Philippines. I see the island of Bohol as a showcase of what you can find in the entire Philippines. Paradisiac beaches, river cruises, jungle adventures and top-notch diving spots all […]

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Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice 金峰魯肉飯 – Popular Lu Rou Fan Eatery In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice is a well-known eatery (at least among the locals) in Taipei that serves one of the most popular Taiwanese dishes, “Lu Rou Fan” otherwise known as Braised Pork Rice). There are several other places in the Roosevelt Road (Luosifu Lu) neighbourhood that serve braised pork rice, but this hole-in-the-wall dining spot has a reputation for being the best in town. The good news is that this place is budget-friendly with reasonably priced dishes that come in big portions. Keep in mind that there is usually a line in front of Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice, especially during lunch hours. Do not expect too much from the interior, as this place is more like casual local eatery than an actual restaurant. The tables are close to one another, and there is a chance that you will have to share a table with other guests. If you are in a hurry, you can always take your food to go. The Braised Pork Rice, priced at NT$30, NT$40, NT$50 (SGD$1.30, SGD$1.80, SGD$2.50) for their small, medium and large bowls, is definitely the signature dish here at Jin Feng in Taipei. The dish is served with a large amount of rice and topped off with a slice of bitter melon and braised pork. One thing to note is that while Singaporeans are used to bowls with loads of meat with less rice. The reverse seems to apply to many Lu Rou Fan stalls in Taiwan where there is very little meat in contrast to rice. I also noticed that other restaurants that offer this dish tend to serve it with more fat than meat, which is not the case here. The draw to me was the savoury sauce on the fluffy rice, when paired with hot soup was...

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Apoka Safari Lodge – Eco-luxury in Kidepo National Park in Uganda

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

Travel in Africa is never easy. It’s bumpy (literally) and long, and often very uncomfortable, but there are some destinations that are worth the long trip. Kidepo National Park in Northern Uganda is one of those destinations. The park is located on the border of South Sudan and Kenya, approximately 520 kilometers by road from Uganda’s […]

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5 Extraordinary Floating Markets in Vietnam You Must Visit

by halox @ Top Vietnam

Delving into the world of floating markets in Vietnam is an unparalleled experience for travellers who truly want to explore […]

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South Melbourne Market – indulge in the mind-blowing selection of seafood on offer

by Melbourne @ Melbourne Places

Australia wouldn’t be Australia if there wasn’t sea food for Christmas, New Year, Australia Day any other occasion where people get together. ‘Chuck a few prawns on the Barbie’ is a sort of a joke but it is also what happens.  All summer in Australian households across the country, sea food is being ‘chucked’...

Meet the Woman Who Won’t Let Mexico Forget a Massacre

by Luis Alberto Gonzalez Arenas @ Roads & Kingdoms

In 1997, dozens of people, most of them women and children, were brutally killed in the hills of Chiapas. Lupita Vasquez is still fighting for them.

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Koufonisia Travel Guide: An Authentic Greek Island Experience

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This post is about one of the gems of the Cyclades in Greek Islands: a full Koufonisia travel guide. All you need to know to plan your trip to one of the most interesting getaways to add to your Greek island hopping trip. Tucked away between the massive heavy weights of tourism, Mykonos and Santorini, […]

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The Rohingya fled their homes. Now they’re forced to sell drugs as refugees.

by Matthew Bremner @ Roads & Kingdoms

Bangladeshi authorities say refugees who fled Myanmar are adding to the soaring drug problem inside the country. But the Rohingya Muslims living in the refugee camps close to the Myanmar-Bangladesh border told Roads & Kingdoms their new hosts have left them with no choice.

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The world's best places for street food named

The world's best places for street food named


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Five leading Australian chefs take us on an expert tour of the world's best spots for street food.

Saigon Street Food: Vietnamese Pizza - The Christina's Blog

Saigon Street Food: Vietnamese Pizza - The Christina's Blog


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Vietnamese Pizza is the nickname of a dish known as "banh trang nuong". Vietnamese pizza is made of grilled rice paper with various types of toppings.

Purist Patisserie – Exquisite Entremet Cakes Found In the Heartlands. Hidden Gem At Kovan

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

It was quite a journey to locate Purist Patisserie, for it was smack right in the middle of a Kovan private housing estate, with no direct train or bus services. Situated at the end of shop houses of The Promenade @ Pelikat, it may be easy to overlook the shop if not for its bright pink interior and rose gold chandelier which caught my attention. Also note its rather limited opening hours, from Fridays to Sundays noon to 6pm. Not the most ideal location to set up a patisserie, but that does not deters Patissier Joanne from pursuing her dreams and setting up a place of her own to showcase her creations. Joanne’s forte lies in French entremet, which her meticulous crafting skills can be observed from the exquisiteness and aesthetic details of every entremet. But when it comes to taste evaluation, it is usually based on Patissiers’ concept as well as individuals’ preference due to the complexity and various components that go into the dessert. I took a liking to the Cebu Sunrise [$8] which consisted of coconut, mango and jasmine rice. The light coconut mousse was well complemented with sweet mango gelatin fillings and added rice cracker base for that crunch. The most aesthetical pleasing award would go to Fleur ($8), layered with thin waffle biscuit base, raspberry mousse and white chocolate. It was further topped with freeze-dried fruits, popping spheres and edible flowers for elevated appealing factor. I also liked how various components blended well to give an overall tangy note. While I usually love matcha desserts, the Zen Garden ($8) slightly fell short of my expectation. Layered with matcha, black sesame and yuzu, I found the citrus flavor of yuzu slightly overwhelming and outshone the other two components. For alcohol lovers, go for the Whiskey Bar...

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The Ultimate Uganda Safari Itinerary

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

Of all the countries in East Africa, Uganda is still the least known destination, but it’s a country full of wonderful wildlife experiences and natural wonders. A visit to Uganda offers an opportunity to track mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi National Park,  to spot tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, to get a […]

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How To Quadruple Your Freelancing Turnover [INFOGRAPH]

by @ Fulltime Nomad

Are you a freelancer graphic designer or animator working from one project to the next and wondering how you can increase your income?

You could just increase your rates or work longer hours but have you ever thought about expanding and starting a studio instead?

I can’t afford that“, I hear you say.

“I’d have to employ artists,

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5 Luxury Resorts in British Columbia to Inspire Your Next Getaway

by Guest Writer @ Drink Tea & Travel

Although I love to visit exotic locations all around the world, I have to admit that my home country is a vast, magical place with rugged beauty worth exploring. Let me entice you with a peek at five very special resorts located in some of most breathtaking areas of my home province of British Columbia, […]

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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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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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Sustainable City Guide: What to do in Tallinn, Estonia

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

Tallinn, Estonia may not be on every traveler’s wish list, but the ones that choose to visit this unique destination are in for a surprise! Tallinn offers a perfect combination of Scandinavian cool, medieval charm, and Eastern European hospitality and is a great destination for an eco-conscious traveler. Estonia has committed many facets of ecotourism […]

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Make Money Blogging (for Beginners): How to Make Your First $100

by @ Fulltime Nomad

Just getting started with your blog? Here’s your guide to make money with blogging – for beginners.

As a new blogger, it can be hard to know where to start. You hear people are making money from their blogs, but you don’t quite understand how.

In this beginner’s guide on how to make money with a blog for beginners, we’re …

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Useful Information for First-time Visitors When Travelling To Vietnam-Le Duy Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

Useful Information for First-time Visitors When Travelling To Vietnam One of the most attractive features of Vietnam as a destination is that although it is a relatively inexpensive country to explore, it is also one of the safest destinations in Southeast Asia. Apart from the compelling history and culture, the natural beauty of Vietnam is...

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Spinal Taps, a Burglary, and a Legal Nomads Hiatus

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

Legal Nomads is on hold for the time being.

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A Neighborhood Guide to Hotels in Barcelona

by Trivago @ Roads & Kingdoms

Check out this guide on where to stay—and why—from Trivago's Teresa Fernandez.

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Sunday City Guide: What to do in Providence, USA

by Guest Writer @ Drink Tea & Travel

The city of Providence is the glorious capital of one of the most thriving states in America – Rhode Island. The city was founded in 1636 making it one of the oldest cities in the US. Although Providence has aged over the years, it still manages to provide a youthful atmosphere that has people coming […]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Discover 8 of The Most Astonishing Vietnam Caves

by Van Heaven @ Top Vietnam

Vietnam, the country of beauty and peace! How to get your best tour in this land of beauty? Discover 8 […]

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Dirty Breads 脏脏包 – 10 Places To Get Dirty Buns In Singapore, The Latest Messiest Food Trend

Dirty Breads 脏脏包 – 10 Places To Get Dirty Buns In Singapore, The Latest Messiest Food Trend


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Subscribe: It took a while for “Dirty Bread” 脏脏包 (髒髒包 in Taiwan) to reach Singapore. Another food trend I do not quite understand as well. The latest food hype is all about buns dusted with chocolate, with cream or custard fillings, that would create powdery and creamy stains all over your mouth (and face) when you eat them ferociously. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Thus the name ”Zang zang bao” 脏脏包 which literally means “dirty-dirty breads”. Perfect moment to Instagram, boomerang or weibo those videos. The trick is how to have your face stained with chocolate and still look good / glamorous / instagrammable. This, I can’t do in a million years (as my face already looks like a piece of bread). Em… this is a third of my face. #BadAttempt The trend is said to have started from Beijing bakery Bad Farmers & Our Bakery, prompting many netizens to pose their versions of stained faces on social media platforms. Bakeries in Taiwan, South Korea and Malaysia have followed suit. And finally, those in Singapore have reacted quite quickly. Keong Saik Bakery (Keong Saik Road) First player’s advantage. Keong Saik Bakery is one of the first in Singapore to introduce the Dirty bread. Their Matcha Dirty Bread ($4.50) contains drizzles of matcha sauce and Uji Matcha powder sprinkled on top. Also available is a chocolate version. But if I were to recommend, it would be the Matcha Swiss Roll – soft fluffy sponge cake rolled up with fresh matcha cream in the middle, with matcha powder to create that ‘dirty’ effect. They also have a “Dirty Bread Challenge” to win vouchers. The owner (I guess?) approached me to do it while I was desperately trying to do a selfie. I went “No!” Opps. Keong Saik... Continue Reading

There’s No Such Thing as A Day With Too Much Barbecue

by Diana Lambdin Meyer @ Roads & Kingdoms

Barbecue for breakfast. It’s a perfect way to start the day in Kansas City.

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Tattoos in Ho Chi Minh City: Five Of The Best Shops

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

We’re often asked where to go for the best tattoos in Ho Chi Minh City. That’s because the popularity of tattoos has exploded both internationally and here in Saigon. In the States, around forty percent of millennials have one. And Vietnam isn’t far behind—especially now, as HCMC’s tattoo scene is flourishing. Driving the evolution of […]

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Thrillable Hours: Lebawit Lily Girma, Author and Photographer

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

The next in my alternative careers for lawyers series: interview with guidebook author and photographer Lebawit Lily Girma.

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Porto: A Complete City Guide For First-Timers

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Porto, Portugal. The ideal place for a weekend trip and to get a great dose of culture, architecture and top-notch food and wine all in one. I hope this Porto city guide gives you the necessary insider advice for amazing days in the city. The unique sweetness of world-famous Port wine has been putting Porto […]

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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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The Perfect Dish: Bazas Beef

by Bénédicte Baggio-Catalan @ Roads & Kingdoms

A food writer shares her hard-won lessons for eating well in Bordeaux.

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The Bachelor Vietnam Reformats An Iconic Formula

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

The world is no stranger to the iconic reality dating show The Bachelor. Since it first debuted on America’s screens on 25th March 2002, over 1000 episodes of the show have been aired in 30 countries across the globe. This year, with the help of Multimedia JSC and Big Cat Entertainment, the reality television series […]

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From the ‘Snow’ Dream to The Ladakhi Vibe: Rajath’s Tale of Ladakh

by Krati Gupta @ Thrillophilia Blog

“I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met”. -John Green

Travel, to many, come as a hobby or passion and to some, it comes

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In Defense of Using Your Hands in the Kitchen

by Anup Kaphle @ Roads & Kingdoms

Sign up for R&K Insider, our collection of the most compelling happenings in food, politics, and travel from across the web.

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Best Travel Jobs: Get Paid to Play on Social Media While You Travel the World

by @ Fulltime Nomad

You’ve spent a good part of the year drooling over photos of gorgeous places around the world that you just can’t wait to visit.

You’re stuck at your office desk but your mind is thinking if only you had one if those best travel jobs that let people get paid to travel.

In fact you’ve thought about quitting your job

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The Legal Nomads Guide to Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A Puerto Escondido guide, including where to eat, the best spots to swim, where to stay, and how to get there and away from Oaxaca and elsewhere.

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Mellow Pan。メロ Singapore – 1st Japanese Melonpan Specialty Shop With Ice Cream At Our Tampines Hub

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The melonpan with ice cream, a Japanese sweet bun, reminded me of our popular local street food: Ice Cream Sandwich. The $1 Ice Cream Sandwich sold along the streets in pushcarts had always been one of Singapore’s Must-Eat items, so popular that it made into one of BuzzFeed’s listicles in 2016, which (unfortunately) went viral for the wrong reason. The Japanese melonpan (also known as melon bun) was named due to its outward appearance which resembled that of a rock melon, but in fact doesn’t taste like one traditionally. Located at the basement level of Our Tampines Hub is Singapore’s first melonpan specialty shop, offering Plain MelonPan in 2 different sizes: Small (1 for $2.60, 5 for $10) and Large (1 for $3.40, 3 for $9), MelonPan Gelato with 3 options: Small melon pan with 1 choice of flavour ($4.80), Small melon pan with 2 flavours ($6.80) and Large melon pan with 2 flavours ($7.80). Order and payment is first made at the casher before proceeding to the right for selection of gelato flavours from their wide selection on display. Interesting flavours include Avocado, Chendol, Honeycomb, Yuzu and D24 Durian, which are local and relatable. Toppings such as Sunflower seeds, Rainbow sprinkle and Peanuts are available at an additional $0.60 whereas durian toppings are priced at $2.50. I chose the Avocado and Black Sesame Gelato to go with my Large MelonPan Gelato ($7.80) that came with 2 rusks (twice-baked bread). The rusk actually acted as a “spoon” to scoop the gelato instead of licking or biting directly into it. I made the mistake of eating my “spoon” (accidentally) and ended up in a mess while licking the gelato though. The generous amount of gelato (which tasted more like ice cream with a harder texture and more solid shape) was actually...

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A Thousand Times Yes to Offal Wrapped in Offal, Served in a Baguette

by Karry Lu @ Roads & Kingdoms

Even in a city with no shortage of meats stuffed into carbs, kokoreç is a standout.

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Food Courts And Parks In Ho Chi Minh City - Vietcetera

Food Courts And Parks In Ho Chi Minh City - Vietcetera


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Here are 5 food courts/parks to go to and end whatever food cravings you have. Choices are narrowed down so you'll be able to try almost everything at once.

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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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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The Most Complete Travel Guide to Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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The Little Red Fox, Marcus Hill – Lunch in the country

by Melbourne @ Melbourne Places

A day out from Melbourne is rejuvenating.  There’s the drive, the chat in the car and the arrival of the green fields with grazing animals as Melbourne slips away.  At the moment the fields are lush with the autumn leaves falling and the world out there is clean and fresh. How’s that for the...

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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SBCD Korean Tofu House – Korean Soontofu Restaurant Offers NEW Unagi (Jang-Eo) Dishes, Starting from $5.90

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The one Korean dish that I enjoy for the level of comfort it brings is the Soontofu, the soft tofu stew with ingredients such as seafood and vegetables in a spicy broth. “Soon” in Korean means “soft”. SBCD Korean Tofu House is one of the few Soontofu specialty restaurants in Singapore, with branches at Tanjong Pagar Centre and a newly opened outlet at Millenia Walk. The Millenia Walk branch was HUGE (at least in Singapore’s context), with spacious interior, tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and open kitchen concept where you can observe the team of chefs preparing the soups. Don’t have to worry smelling like Korean stew as you walk out as the space is ventilated enough. One important highlight: At the back of the Korean restaurant is where the soft and silken tofu is made FRESH daily. The tofu you are eating is made right in the morning. The chefs from SBCD use special soybeans imported from Paju, South Korea. The area is said to be close to Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and contains the freshest-tasting produce due to the untouched nature. Surprise, surprise. The Korean restaurant has also introduced NEW Jang-Eo (장어) dishes – fresh water eel imported from Korea. While the Jang-Eo is popular during the hot summer days in Korea, you seldom see it in Singapore, at least not yet. The NEW menu will comprise of 4 new Jang-Eo dishes including three under the dine-in menu and one for takeaway. Here are the food items you can expect: Unagi Main on Hotplate ($19.90++, with Soju $29.80++) The Koreans love their Jang-Eo – freshwater eel marinated in novelty sauces, with savoury and delicate taste. Called the “Jangeo-gui” which literally translates to “grilled eel”, the Koreans believe that eating this dish can help improve stamina and prevent heat...

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Discwoman’s Co-Founder Talks About Their NYC Feminist Collective

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Christine McCharen-Tran is the co-founder of the feminist collective and DJ booking agency Discwoman. Besides Christine, the three-member crew includes Londoner Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson, who’s an artist agent that also handles public relations and social media, and New Yorker Emma Burgess-Olson, a techno DJ and producer known as UMFANG. “Combined, we’re like a Megatron,” Christine […]

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★★★★★ Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

★★★★★ Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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This French colonial-style hotel enjoys a prime location in central Ho Chi Minh City, overlooking the Opera House on Lam Son Square.

Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 – Best Bubble Milk Drink In Taipei, Near Gongguan Night Market

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 has been widely reviewed to be the best bubble milk drink in Taipei. It is located near Gonguan Night Market, an area where the university students typically hang out. What? Not 50嵐, Chun Shui Tang 春水堂, ShareTea, 丸作 which all have more swanky shops and long list of beverages. While Chen San Ding is widely known to serve “bubble tea”, there is no tea in any of its offerings. The signature drink is called 青蛙撞奶, directly transported to “frog knocking against the milk”. No frogs are harmed in the process, as the boba (tapioca pearls) used are thought to resemble frog’s eggs. What you get is a cup of boba pearls, caramel, cold milk, with choice of ice. All drinks are affordable priced at TWD40, which works out to be SGD$1.80. This is what you call cheap and good. Upon holding the cup, I couldn’t help noticing that the bottom was warm while the top layer was cold. That is because the tapioca pearls are cooked on the spot in brown sugar, giving them the soft texture and lingering sweetened and caramalised taste. The pearls were indeed soft, sweet, chewy and you just couldn’t resist having more. Like having a mini-party in your mouth. It felt like a kind of stress-relieving munching on them. The milk itself was not that sweet, which made the entire cup kind of balanced. Other drinks such as Ai Yu Glass Jelly, Brown Sugar Glass Jelly, Lemon with Pearls, Green Bean with Pearls are available, all priced at TWD40. While you cannot choose your sugar level, you can have an option of with or without ice. I went early in the morning, and was faced with a queue of about 5 to 10 people. But it quickly got longer, though...

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The South Melbourne Market where sustainability is the buzz word for September.

by Melbourne @ Melbourne Places

There is a sustainability tour you can join and take with a leader to tell you the behind the scenes stuff  or you can pick up a map and followed the route at your leisure. Sustainability covers everything: Stall holders supporting small farmers whose approach to farming and animal welfare they know and approve...

Wakanui Grill Dining – Steakhouse Using Meats From New Zealand And Cooking Techniques Of Japan, At Marina One

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

On the 4th level of the rather futuristic looking (like off a Hollywood set) of Marina One lies two glass capsules. One of them contains Wakanui Grill Dining, an 86-seater restaurant which features steak and lamb from New Zealand. Wakanui, a New Zealand term meaning “to canoe over the land of plenty”’ is a grill restaurant concept that showcases the best available meats from the country. Its first outlet opened in Tokyo in 2011, and its success soon meant the opening of its second outlet there, focusing on lamb chops. Therefore, you could also find some Japanese influences in the menu over in Singapore’s outlet. The stars and the essence of the restaurant are therefore the New Zealand Ocean Beef and Wakanui Spring Lamb, which are grilled over Japan-sourced Binchotan charcoal in the centrally-placed, open kitchen. Starters included Neck Clam Soup ($12), Steamed Green Lip New Zealand Mussels ($22), Hot Smoked Salmon ($24), Seasonal Hassun ($32), Kikorangi Blue Cheese Caesar ($22) and Green Salad ($16) I was recommended by the service manager the Wakanui Spring Lamb Chop ($8) as the starter, and it turned out to be quite exceptional. The lamb had intense flavour and retained its natural juiciness, without the usual gaminess lamb would have. In fact, this would count as one of the most tender lamb chops I ever had. The Wakanui Spring Lamb are raised for approximately six months on the lush and highly nutritious spring pastures, with meat then aged for around four weeks until reaching its peak flavour. This process would ensure that the optimum flavour and texture of the lamb can be enjoyed year-round. In terms of the Ocean Beef, there were choices of 21 Days Dry-aged Bone-in-Ribeye ($199 for 1000g), Ribeye Cut ($79 for 350g, $109 for 500g), or Sirloin ($72 for 350g,...

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How to Keep the Romance Alive After Vacation

by Christine Culgin @ Drink Tea & Travel

This post was contributed by our Couples Travel Expert, Christine Culgin. Some trips are so amazing that all of your worries seem to float away, and everything that might normally be just “good”, becomes “extraordinary”. Doesn’t a steak dinner taste better when it’s eaten in a special location? When you’re with your loved one watching the sunset […]

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The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It

The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It


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Eat your way through Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon's streets with this guide to the best dishes and where to find them. Bonus section on visas, taxis, and more!

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

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


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Tips for Maintaining a Happy and Healthy Relationship on the Road

by Mack & Laura @ Drink Tea & Travel

This post was contributed by our Couples Travel Experts, Mack & Laura. They say that if you want to know someone that you should live with them.  I would like to challenge that. If you REALLY want to know someone, travel with them. Life’s routine has a heightened intimacy when you are outside of your […]

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Why you should travel Vietnam in rainy season?

by lolaloo @ Top Vietnam

If there is any country worth visited during a rainy season or monsoon season, which is not a favorable time […]

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10 Lesser-known places in Costa Rica that are Worth a Visit

by Oksana & Max St John @ Drink Tea & Travel

Costa Rica is one of the top travel destinations in Central America, but unfortunately, most tourist here are visiting the same few places over and over again, cultivating an overcrowded, hyper-Westernized experience. Yes, Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio National Park, and the beach town of Tamarindo are wonderful destinations with lots fo tourist facilities, hotels, and […]

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Kazo – Taiwanese Kazu Kazu, Lava Polo Buns And ‘Sexy’ Matcha Latte Bottles, At Chinatown Point

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

Taiwanese Bakery Kazo has opened at Chinatown Point (nearer Hong Lim Food Centre side), offering a selection of Polo Buns, Cream Puffs, and Kazu Kazu which are long choux pastries. The brand is supposedly popular in Taiwan, with a different name of Nichifu 日芙洋菓子 with stores in Taichung. (My Taiwanese friends have never heard of it though.) Having just returned from Taiwan, I was inevitably curious towards Kazo and its products. Offerings included Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50 for 2 scoops, $3.80 for 1), Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00), Crispy Cream Puff ($1.80), Kazu Kazu ($3.50), Cheese Tart ($3.00 for original, $3.20 for chocolate or matcha) and Kazoman Beverages ($3.00 – $3.50). This is like many things trending / instagrammable all in one store. The Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50) could remind some of Hokkaido Ice Cream Puff, in which you could choose from Hokkaido Cream, Matcha, and Chocolate. The former boosted a more crusty puff pastry and creamier quality ice cream, but lacked of that buttery fragrance. While I wished I could eat the Polo with my hands (like how the photos featured). In reality, the ice cream would start dripping within seconds and scooping from the provided plastic box would be cleaner. I was curious how the Kazu Kazu would match up with the famous Japan’s Zaku Zaku – which by the way has opened in Taipei and ‘inspired’ many other versions. This Kazu Kazu had a firmer crusty outer layer which I did not mind, though its filling of Hokkaido cream was mild and pale in comparison. My sense is the Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00) could land up being its most popular item, as local consumers are still fascinated by the idea of flowing lava. Mine was indeed very molten. Though I suspect some might come...

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Donovan Cooke returns with Ryne

by Cara @ Gourmet Chick

So much for my monthly round up of hot new openings, after being invited to check out Donovan Cooke’s return to Melbourne restaurants with Ryne I felt it deserved its own post.  First of all, the space in North Fitzroy is gorgeous. There are tall windows, soaring ceilings with polished concrete floors and slabs of

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District Eight’s Seoul Distributor Little Sisters Switches Gears

by Hao Tran @ Vietcetera

On a recent dispatch to wintry Seoul, Vietcetera met with Eric Kyuong Won Park, the owner of Little Sisters Furniture, a company that grew out of an Italian motorcycle importation business. Today, they’re capitalizing on a consumer base of younger generation Koreans wanting to inhabit spaces that have modern creative touches. They are also the exclusive […]

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10 NEW Restaurants Singapore January 2018 – Hawaiian Pancakes, German Burgers, And Korean Grill Meats

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao Ngee Ann City #B2-36A, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873 (Orchard MRT) Tel: +65 6733 3229 Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm Daily NEW Outlet At Ngee Ann City B2 Great to have Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao back at Ngee Ann City, which is a constant favourite for family meals. This is especially when we need to satisfy Xiao Long Bao cravings in the heart of town. In terms of food choices, the restaurant continues to specialize in Northern Chinese specialties – as its name suggest La Mian and Xiao Long Bao dumplings; along with meat and seafood dishes from around the Jiangnan region. The specialty is the Hainanese Chicken Xiao Long Bao ($6.80) which incorporates the Singapore signature dish of Hainanese Chicken Rice into their famed Chinese dumplings. To complete the experience, I would recommend dipping the dumpling into the specially made ginger paste, then let the entire piece burst in your mouth. Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Ngee Ann City) Food Exchange Novotel Singapore On Stevens, Orchard District, 28 Stevens Road, #01-01, Singapore 257878 Tel: +65 6491 6100 Impressive International Buffet At Novotel Singapore on Stevens The international buffet restaurant is located on the 2nd storey of the new hotel located in the prestigious Stevens Road neighbourhood. Ready for some fresh sashimi and seafood, hot cooking stations serving up Eggs Benedict, Risotto, Foie Gras, and BBQ and Grill? You must leave some room for the roast meats, which I thought was a cut (pardon the pun) above the rest. The Sunday Family Brunch from 12:00pm – 3:00pm is priced at $78++ or $128++ with free flow Moet Champaign, Rose wine, Red wine, White wine and Draft Beer. HSBC Card Holders enjoy 50% OFF the 2nd diner till 28th...

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Savage Hanoi Founder Ouissam Goes Underground In The Capital

by Celina Huynh @ Vietcetera

Beneath the historic surface of Vietnam’s capital city is an underground music scene barely in its infancy. Savage Hanoi is one of the few places where you can hear house and techno in Vietnam. And the club, in the predominantly expat West Lake area, is one of the only alternative venues pushing and fostering local […]

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Coffee Libre 커피리브레 – Hidden Award-Winning Cafe At Myeongdong Cathedral, Seoul

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Seoul] When I needed a good coffee recommendation, food blogger Daniel (yeah, same name) from Seoul Eats took me to Coffee Libre 커피리브레at Hong Dae near Hongik University Station. The thing that makes Coffee Libre stand out from other coffee shops in the city is the fact that the owners are dedicated to coffee. This is from sourcing the best coffee beans in the world, and choosing to have different brewing methods. Established in 2012, Coffee Libre 커피리브레 is an independent coffee shop in Seoul with branches in Yeonnam-dong, Yeongdeung-po, Shinsegae, and Myeongdong. The name of the coffee shop comes from the Spanish word “libre”, which translates to Mexican luchador wrestlers. The icon on the cup did remind me of Jack Black’s character from the Mexican-American sports comedy film Nacho Libre. Coffee Libre grinds beans for every single cup of coffee, and they have participated in dozens of coffee-related events in the country. I have been to 3 different branches of Coffee Libre. Hong Dae’s branch has more indie vibes for coffee aficionados; Time Square has a much bigger space and appeals more to the young; while Myeongdong’s outlet is a hidden spot right in the middle of a tourist hub. This small branch of Coffee Libre in Myeongdong boasts a quite unusual location, as it is situated within the Myeong-dong Cathedral complex. Yes, right in front of the famous church. The interior is simple and cozy with several tables and a long bar. Guests can choose to either drink their coffee indoors or take it to go. They are especially known for sourcing their single-origin coffee beans via fair-trade directly, and obtaining highly regarded CoE (Cup of Excellence) beans as well. As one of the top independent roasters they participate in various coffee-related events in Korea, and top baristas...

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R&K Insider: The Unwilling Smugglers

by Anup Kaphle @ Roads & Kingdoms

Sign up for R&K Insider, our collection of the most compelling happenings in food, politics, and travel from across the web.

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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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Bitcoin Boom: What Is Cryptocurrency & How to Make Money From It

by @ Fulltime Nomad

If you were lucky enough to have purchased cryptocurrencies a few years ago, then there’s a good chance that you’re driving around in a lamborghini and eating caviar.

You see, back in 2010, bitcoin, the first ever cryptocurrency had a value of around 1 cent per coin.

Fast-forward to today. At the time of writing this, bitcoin recently hit an …

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Sheep go to heaven. Let goats into your kitchen.

by Anup Kaphle @ Roads & Kingdoms

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My 2-Week Greece Itinerary For An Independent Trip (A Honest Review!)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Heading to Greece? I’m sharing the exact itinerary I followed, with honest reviews about each place. After reading this Greece itinerary, you’ll be ready to plan your journey and enjoy a well-rounded Mediterranean experience! Personally, I love Greece. It’s not only the idyllic beaches and the warm weather, but also the culture, the food, the […]

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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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5 Ways To Get Freelance Work From the People You Already Know (+ Tips on How to Approach Them)

by @ Fulltime Nomad

As a new freelancer, the one question you probably want answers to more than anything else is: “Where do I find freelance clients?

Now of course, there are platforms like Upwork that are PERFECT for newbies but does it really end there?

Of course not.

There are so many ways and places to get freelance clients but interestingly …

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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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Main Street Cafe Mordialloc

by Melbourne @ Melbourne Places

Mordialloc is a place I usually drive through on my way to somewhere else.  This time I stopped.  I was with a friend who had an appointment nearby that brought us to lunch time. We were lucky.  We found Main Street Cafe. I didn’t expect to find anything with a Brunswick or Chapel Street...

 Ho Chi Minh City Museum-Le Duy Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

The Ho Chi Minh City Museum in Saigon is always worthy of attention for many visitors. Of course, it was built to help visitors get a better understanding of the nation’s history of war from a local point of view as well as take a close glance at a real American fighter jet. In addition, the museum also...

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Books for Cooks – their new location is beside the Queen Victoria Market

by Melbourne @ Melbourne Places

Books for Cooks has moved.  The shop is no longer in that cute little house on Gertrude Street in Fitzroy.  After all these years it now has a greater and more comfortable space at the Queen Victoria Market.  I first wrote about this fascinating bookshop several years ago – Books for Cooks. There is...

35+ Incredible things to do in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam - must-see and unique things to do in HCMC - Top Vietnam

35+ Incredible things to do in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam - must-see and unique things to do in HCMC - Top Vietnam


Top Vietnam

1. The War Remnants Museum The War Remnants Museum is a sobering and unforgettable museum which details the effects of …

Top Things to do in Okinawa, Japan’s Secret Paradise Islands

by Mack & Laura @ Drink Tea & Travel

Paradise. An overused word which has found a home here, in Okinawa Prefecture. An island destination unlike any other, Okinawa boasts a unique combination of relaxation, adventure, beauty and culture which cannot be found anywhere else. Get lost, discover and wander Here in Okinawa you can get lost in jungles and find hidden waterfalls. Discover […]

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Thrillable Hours: Matt Levine, Financial Journalist

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

The next in my alternative careers for lawyers series: interview with financial journalist Matt Levine, now writing for Bloomberg View.

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10 Best Vietnam Islands considered as “Maldives alternatives” in Vietnam

by halox @ Top Vietnam

Vietnam is home to lots of paradise islands. Some are really well-known like Phu Quoc, Cat Ba, but others are […]

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Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)-Le Duy Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them) This is more a list of dishes I really enjoyed eating and trying during my trip to Saigon, and I think it’s a start, or a beginning, to exploring delicious things to eat in the city.  Are you ready to start eating? 1....

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Louise Paramor’s enormous paper sculptures and sculptures from found plastic are at the Ian Potter Gallery in Federation Square.

by Melbourne @ Melbourne Places

The paper sculptures are huge and they remind me of giants’ Christmas decorations. You can see the size  in this photo. Louise Paramor has called this exhibition, which was commissioned by the NGV  ‘Palace of the Republic’ as she was inspired by German Architecture she saw in Berlin. There are eight of these enormous...

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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Why Off Season Travel Is Ideal Strategy for Solo Female Travelers

by Harlee Keller @ Drink Tea & Travel

Virtually any holiday destination that you could think of has a peak season. It’s usually during the summer months (whether it be the Northern or Southern Hemisphere’s summer), or when students are on school holiday. But what happens to those places for the other two-thirds of the year? They experience a dramatic drop in visitors […]

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22 Things to Know Before You Go to Calabria

by Michelle Fabio @ Roads & Kingdoms

Somehow, this land of fiery peppers, next-level pizza, and superlative beaches is one of Italy’s least-visited regions.

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What Should I Blog About? 80+ Ideas You Can Create a Blog About

by @ Fulltime Nomad

“What should I blog about?

Every newbie blogger wants to know the answer.

It’s simpler than you think so don’t overwhelm yourself trying to come up with the “perfect” blog niche.

If you want to start a blog and make money from it… you know what… you can do it about almost any topic. So, choose a blog topic …

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Ban Gioc Waterfall – How to visit the most impressive off-the-beaten-track in Vietnam

by halox @ Top Vietnam

Ban Gioc Waterfall Facts Ban Gioc Waterfall is one of Vietnam’s most impressive natural sights. Located in the northeastern of Vietnam […]

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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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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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Basement Discs – Free concerts – Block Arcade

by Melbourne @ Melbourne Places

Melbourne has been my home for a number of years and I am amazed that it is  only now that I have discovered Basement Discs. A friend suggested I meet her there as she was picking up a CD she had ordered. I crept down the steep concrete stairs feeling intrigued.  It was hard...

Cafe Saigon in Albert Park, Victoria

Cafe Saigon in Albert Park, Victoria


Australian Explorer

Cafe Saigon is located on Victoria Avenue, Albert Park. Our menu offers a wide range of Asian & Vietnamese specialties such as Black Pepper Eye Fillet, Cantonese Roast Duck, Combination Seafood and many more.

Marina Square – 1-For-1 Buffets, Chirashi, Oysters, Amazing Dining Discounts And FREE E-Vouchers

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

1-for-1 Buffets, 1-for-1 Chirashi Don, 1-for-1 Oysters, $5 off your favourite meal, 10-20% OFF your dining bill… these are just some of the incredible dining deals found at Marina Square. Marina Square has just launched an all-NEW app, which includes over 100 dining and shopping deals exclusively via the app (download from App Store or Google Play). If you are going to dine at Marina Square, I would encourage you to use the app to enjoy all the cost-savings. Redemption of the deals is extremely easy: just open the app, click on “Deals”, scan the QR code and enjoy the promotion! Here are 10 Restaurant & Cafes found at Marina Square, and the Special Dining Deals they offer: reDPan #02-03/04 Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm, extended till 11pm on Fridays Marina Square App Deal: FREE house beverage with every main purchase Set up by DP Architects and The Food Explorer Group behind Cookyn Inc and Grub, redpan is all about “local fun dining”. Their best-selling dish continues to be the Prawn & Hae Bi Hiam Pasta ($19), tossed with sakura ebi and sautéed prawns, using a house-made paste from Chef Mervyn Phan’s (from Cookyn) grandmother’s recipe. Also look out for the Bak Chor Foie Gras Pasta ($19) which provides a new interpretation to one of our favourite local dish, added with foie gras; and Cold Pasta with House-Cured Salmon ($20) aromatic with a touch of truffle oil. Get the house-concocted beverage such as the refreshing Roselle Sour Plum Soda, Lychee Earl Grey Tea, or Lemongrass with Gula Melaka. Emporium Shokuhin – Senmi Sushi #01-18 Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Marina Square App Deal: 1-for-1 Chirashi Don & Hokkaido Don Freshness is the key to all the thick-cut sashimi slices and sushi offered at Senmi Sushi. I am a personal fan...

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The Lions of Street Food - Roads & Kingdoms

The Lions of Street Food - Roads & Kingdoms


Roads & Kingdoms

Eating through Singapore, Bangkok and Saigon, in search of the soul of street food

Where To Book Hotels In Ho Chi Minh City? – A Guide On The Best Area To Stay In Saigon - Inspitrip Blog

Where To Book Hotels In Ho Chi Minh City? – A Guide On The Best Area To Stay In Saigon - Inspitrip Blog


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I am often asked which area is the best to book hotels in Ho Chi Minh city by friends and family members from overseas. Staying here for more than 2 years across 4 different districts, I have gained good insights on the best place...

NGV Festival of Photography

by Melbourne @ Melbourne Places

It is so easy to take a photo and so easy for us to make our photos look like those of the professional that I wonder what I am going to find in a photography exhibition. The NGV is running a festival of Photography so you can check out how your photos rank. When...

Dam Sen Cultural Park-Le Duy Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

  Dam Sen Cultural Park (Công viên Văn hóa Đầm Sen) is an amusement park located in District 11,Ho Chi Minh Cirty. The park has an area of 50 hectares, of which 20% comprises lakes and 60% trees and gardens. The park comprises 30 areas: an electric games zone,  folk tales theater, antique castle, square, small...

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How To Make Traditional Lotus Seed Mooncakes?-Le Duy Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh City

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

How To Make Traditional Lotus Seed Mooncakes  Until recently, mooncakes were on a shortlist of foods that I thought were impossible to make on my own. Purchased from a Chinatown bakery, they seemed too delicate and complicated to contemplate baking them at home. Well, now that I’ve taken the leap and made mooncakes myself, I...

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Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Vietnamese food is an insanely delicious cuisine. Here are 25 Vietnamese dishes you need to try, and restaurants to eat them in Saigon.

New Zealand in Mornington.

by Melbourne @ Melbourne Places

Mornington, the township on the Mornington Peninsula offers, sun, sand, sea, market day every Wednesday and a touch of New Zealand. I was spending the day in this pretty seaside town when a friend introduced me to the New Zealand Shop; call Kiwi House. It’s a place full of New Zealand memorabilia for the...

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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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Vietnamese Food Conquered the Gourmets- Le Duy Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

Vietnamese Food Conquered the Gourmets Sometimes cuisine is one reason to travel. If talking about the nations that deserve to urge you to ready your luggage and go because of its delicious food, Vietnam is one of the best. Vietnam cuisine with harmonious beauty in flavor has conquered the gourmet. Do not miss to enjoy only once in...

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Best Children’s Books About The Mid-Autumn Festival-Le Duy Hotel, prime location in Ho Chi Minh

by Le Duy Hotel @ Le Duy Hotel

Best Children’s Books About The Mid-Autumn Festival The Mid-Autumn Festival really lends itself well to children’s books. There’s wonderfully evocative folklore, fun traditions involving delicious food and bright lanterns and an overall emphasis on spending time with family. A storyteller’s dream! Reading Chinese poetry and telling stories together as a family is a common custom on the...

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Cha Lua: Five Dishes With The Versatile Vietnamese Food

by Vietcetera @ Vietcetera

Like Vietnamese food? Then cha lua might be the best friend you never knew you had. The specialty sausage is made from lean pork and potato starch, and it’s flavored with garlic, salt and black pepper. Sometimes even a pinch of sugar is added, and it always contains fish sauce. It commonly comes wrapped in […]

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