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What the hell is “the cuddle chair” and how should we feel about it?

What the hell is “the cuddle chair” and how should we feel about it?

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Someone has invented a cuddle-able chair for long-haul flights. It's making me nervous.

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Should Overweight People Pay More to Fly on Planes?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

How we’re putting our travellers first

How we’re putting our travellers first

by Leigh Barnes @ Geckos Tales

Everyone’s banging on about “putting customers first” these days, but we mean it. Here's proof.

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Longest flight, shortest turnaround (EK)

by sydtogla @ FlyerTalk Forums

What is the longest EK flight you've taken for the shortest turnaround? I'm about to book SYD-LHR return for as 22 hour stint in London for an event. Dreading it as I'll need to be as awake as possible in London, but will at least be in a mix of J...

Honey Season is Over, But You’re Just in Time for Honey Vodka Season

by Troy Nahumko @ Roads & Kingdoms

We had left Baku to return to northwestern Azerbaijan in search of the best honey we had ever tasted.

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ATL Security Question

by CVFDCHIEF180 @ FlyerTalk Forums

I realize this might not be the correct thread but I have done extensive research and thought I would put it in this thread since ATL has a large majority of Delta flights. I am flying through Atlanta (from GCM) on a Saturday and will have to re...

Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour – You’ll find it’s more than a modern city

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Ho Chi Minh City – also known as Saigon – is no longer a strange destination for travellers visiting Vietnam. Arriving at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you are free to venture and explore a number of destinations in Vietnam, but believe me, don’t mistake Ho Chi Minh as another sprawling modern city without personality. With […]

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The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Quick Bites: Lucky Eats

by Chitra Santhinathan @ travel360

Can food bring good luck? In honour of Chinese New Year, we examine Chinese food symbolism.

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Bún mắm – Vietnam’s best noodle soup

by Robyn Wilson @ Weird Fishes

Bún mắm is supposed to be a dish that Westerners find difficult to love, but I can’t get enough of the stuff. Find out who's serving up the best bowl in Saigon.

The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Chiang Rai, Thailand

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

Chiang Rai is regarded as the northernmost "large city" in Thailand, though it isn't actually that big. It's much smaller and less developed as a tourist destination than neighboring Chiang Mai. It's perhaps best known for Wat Rong Khun, a striking all-white structure that serves as both a Buddhist temple and an art exhibition.

Maison Fashion Group’s Jonathan Wong Wants To Bridge Commerce And Content

by Hao Tran @ Vietcetera

Retail sales in Vietnam rose 12% year-on-year by the end of 2017. Vietnam has also been ranked as the country with the most potential in Asia—even higher than Singapore, China, Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia—by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Additionally, the Global Retail Development Index marked Vietnam as the 6th most attractive retail market […]

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22 Things to Know Before You Go to Athens

by Sarah Souli @ Roads & Kingdoms

Greece’s financial troubles are not over, but the city is attracting the young and ambitious.

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Shopping for spells in the La Paz witches market

Shopping for spells in the La Paz witches market

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Geckos Tales

La Paz it's amazing

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Boulevard Grill HCMC: The Steakhouse With A Heart

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

There’s a new steakhouse in town, Boulevard Grill HCMC. Located in District 3, the restaurant’s philanthropic business model has them cooking up more than just their trademark Australian grass-fed T-bone and wagyu beef jerky. That’s because through the restaurant’s “Dining for Giving” program, Boulevard Grill HCMC are also connecting with non-profit organizations in the city […]

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A Whale of a Journey: Eco-Tourism Along Dominican Republic’s North Shore

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

  I had already gotten a full dose of the natural beauty and adventure along the North Coast of the

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8 profound travel lessons, as taught by Disney movies

8 profound travel lessons, as taught by Disney movies

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

It's a whole new world, guys. Let Disney show you how to discover it

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Into the wild: a photographic journey through Borneo (with Melissa Findlay)

Into the wild: a photographic journey through Borneo (with Melissa Findlay)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Whether you already thought Borneo was cool or you've never even thought of Borneo at all, these photos will melt your face.

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24 hours in Vientiane: the Mekong’s most chilled city

24 hours in Vientiane: the Mekong’s most chilled city

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

This is why Laos rhymes with Wow.

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5 Street Food Tips for Safely Savouring the Flavours of Asia

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Street food is an important aspect of anyone’s travels to Asia. Not only is it widespread, locally sourced, produced and consumed, it reflects longstanding culture and culinary tradition. There are a variety of informal instructions that can be followed, or safety rules for keeping a happy tummy, however, we’ve condensed it down to 5 easy […]

5 Animal Activities to Avoid in South Africa and Responsible Alternatives

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

If you’re planning to road trip South Africa or visit well-trodden African locations like Victoria Falls, you’ll probably be wondering what to do with all the ‘animal encounters’ on offer – here is what we think! Travelling around South Africa, you’ll be surrounded by ‘once in a lifetime’ animal experiences – walking with lions, swimming […]

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7 ways to record your travels so they last a lifetime

7 ways to record your travels so they last a lifetime

by Jen Welch @ Geckos Tales

Look back fondly on the sights, smells and sounds, and be reminded of your travels long after they've ended with 7 ways to record your journey

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The 20 feels of the Inca trail, as told by llamas

The 20 feels of the Inca trail, as told by llamas

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

In honour of the Inca Trail, here’s a list of feels being felt (so hard) by llamas. Because, why not

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The unofficial history of the selfie (a tale of four parts)

The unofficial history of the selfie (a tale of four parts)

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Everything you never wanted to know about how selfies didn't start.

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A dogs life on Phu Quoc Island

by phu quoc @ Phu Quoc

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A Dog's Life on Phu Quoc Island Recently we caught up with “Jimmy“, a cute little dog living on the main island of Phu Quoc, along with his two owners.  The following is an interview from Jimmy's perspective that will offer those of you who are planning on bringing a pet to Phu Quoc some insight from both a local ... Read More

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5 natural wonders you have to check out in Morocco

5 natural wonders you have to check out in Morocco

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Geckos Tales

Desert, mountains, and a whole bunch more

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What made the banh mi the world's best sandwich

What made the banh mi the world's best sandwich


Traveller

A quiet war is raging in the streets of Hoi An, on Vietnam’s central coast. And it’s all over a sandwich.

The Maldives’ Political Crisis: What Singaporean Travellers Should Do

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Explore Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), Baan Dam Museum (Black House), and Wat Rong Suea Ten (Blue Temple) in Chiang Rai, Thailand

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

Wat Rong Khun may the most popular but it isn't Chiang Rai's only draw. There are two other attractions close to the city that are worthy of your itinerary – Baan Dam Museum, aka Black House, and Wat Rong Suea Ten, otherwise known as the Blue Temple. You can visit all three in half a day.

Cpu eligible not showing up

by hockey7711 @ FlyerTalk Forums

I have several reservations, most show cpu eligible both on the website and app. One reservation does not say it. It's a regular fare not basic economy.

10 awesome travel podcasts that should be on your phone

10 awesome travel podcasts that should be on your phone

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

The world is divided into those obsessed by podcasts, and those who will one day become obsessed with podcasts.

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31 ultimate travel hacks every traveller needs to know

31 ultimate travel hacks every traveller needs to know

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travel hacks (and life hacks) are hot property right now. So we tried to come up with a list of our own (and failed).

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Vegan Guide to Taipei

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Our vegan guide to Taipei was easy to write as Taipei is heaven for vegans. In fact, we’d go as far to say that there are few cities in Asia where the vegan options are so plentiful, close to each other and downright good. If you haven’t been before, then stick it on your travel […]

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Monthly Update: Saigon – January 2016

by Jimmy @

Holy shit! Where did 2015 go? It feels like the past five months have been quite the whirlwind. You may notice that I’ve been super lazy in making any attempt at making updates here as well as my other blog. I’ve spent the … Read all about it!

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5 awesome things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

5 awesome things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

by Chloe Papas @ Geckos Tales

The coastal Vietnamese town of Hoi An is known for its sleepy atmosphere and strong French influence. It’s a great spot to relax between bustling capital cities, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do.

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Vietnam seals deal with Chile for visa-free travel

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City – watitravel.com

Chile is the 24th country to be granted a visa waiver by Vietnam, the second most difficult country to enter in Southeast Asia. Vietnam’s prime minister has signed a mutual visa exemption deal with Chile allowing people from both countries...

Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Xavier Rudd talks travel, inspiration and what makes a ‘real’ journey

Xavier Rudd talks travel, inspiration and what makes a ‘real’ journey

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

I am always barefoot. I used to have dreadlocks. I can play the didgeridoo, guitar, harmonica and Aztec drum simultaneously. I have been on the road for over 15 years. Who am

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Cu Chi Tunnels – a visit to the underground legends

by Admin @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Moving to the underground, living, eating, studying there is not a scientific project, it is what actually happened in Cu Chi Tunnels nearly 50 years ago. The Cu Chi tour doesn’t just bring you to explore the tunnel system below our standing ground, it’s a life-time experience to hear about how […]

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A Condesa Haus Review: The Best B&B in Condesa, Mexico City

by Laura Bronner @ Eternal Expat

Last weekend I spent the night at Condesa Haus in Condesa and it was utter bliss. It was just the getaway I needed after a stressful week of work and moving house and it also happened to be my birthday weekend, so that made it even better. Condesa Haus Location Condesa Haus is on a […]

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Pinterest Guide for Travel Bloggers. Tips and Advice

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you a Pinterest beginner looking to increase your travel blog exposure? Then our Pinterest guide for travel bloggers will help you understand the potential of this photo sharing search engine. So what is Pinterest good for? Ultimately, Pinterest is great for increasing traffic to your travel blog. But, it is also good for broadening your […]

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5 of SAIGON’S BEST HIDDEN COCKTAIL BARS

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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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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The 5 Best Night Markets in Taipei

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Taipei is inarguably one of the top street food cities in the world. Taiwan is known as the land of snacks: they have literally invented and re-invented genre after genre of snack food over the years. From pearl tea to fried chicken, the Taiwanese are all about inventing and perfecting the ultimate snack foods. Think Chinese-influenced foods created with the ingenuity and dedication to perfection that (you would think) only the Japanese would bring. While Taipei isn’t quite as famous with local Taiwanese as Tainan for their snack culture, they’ve got it covered and will most likely be your first stop in Taiwan. The sheer volume of street food options available alone are enough but, matched with the quality and price of the food available on the streets, it’s pretty much unbeatable. The catch with Taipei street food though, is ... Read More »

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Kimpton Ink48 New York City

by CMK10 @ FlyerTalk Forums

Stay Report - 2/10 - 2/11 *Location: *The hotel is located on the corner of 48th Street and 11th Avenue. This puts it a little far from the typical New York touristy neighborhoods which means it's nice and quiet. You can also walk to a large...

7 Towns in the Lake District Worth Your Time

by Laura Bronner @ Eternal Expat

Every time I go back to the UK I have the opportunity to visit different towns in the Lake District. Luke has family up there so we can explore the region for days on end, usually during the quiet winter months. I love exploring the natural beauty of the Lake District, visiting the old market […]

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House Of Chay’s Lifestyle Products For The Conscious Consumer

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

The conscious consumer movement is spreading across the globe. Buyers are better informed than ever about supply chain practices, and they’re demanding transparency. Sustainability and ethical practices are at the core of their concerns and in Vietnam, the movement’s been fed by scares around cups of fake coffee, sedative-fed pigs, and chemically-ripened fruit. On the […]

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Vietnamese Any Day – A New Book Coming Up!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

You’re looking at the draft of my sixth cookbook! This week, I sent the manuscript to my editor, Kelly Snowden. Vietnamese Any Day is all about helping American cooks work Viet flavors into their regular rotation. Many people who are new to Vietnamese food do not know where to begin. They’ve been seduced by the...

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Delta Skymiles upgrade - Comfort vs First Class

by Global0330 @ FlyerTalk Forums

Hi guys I recently received Silver Medallion status on Delta for the first time. I know pretty much the only perk of this lowest level is the (slight) chance of an upgrade. I was curious- I have the option to choose both an upgrade to Delta...

Wildlife blooper reel: it’s basically defcon 1 of cuteness

Wildlife blooper reel: it’s basically defcon 1 of cuteness

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Think wild animals and images of lions stalking across the African savanna and gazelles leaping through long grass likely spring to mind. Hippos bobbing in a lagoon, a tower of giraffes languidly munching on leaves… Maybe you think about a seal, swimming gracefully though the depths of the ocean, or a meerkat perched atop a

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From Istanbul with love: the story of Geckos leader Emir Sagir

From Istanbul with love: the story of Geckos leader Emir Sagir

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

“I was born in Tarsus, where heroes come from,” laughs Emir Sagir, one of Geckos finest (and perhaps funniest) leaders in Turkey

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10 Mexico City Instagrammers You Should be Following

by Laura Bronner @ Eternal Expat

I love following people on Instagram who live in a place I’m planning a trip to. I try to find food bloggers who recommend great restaurants and lifestyle bloggers who share photos of their favorite things to do their home city. This is even great for places I’ve been to before like New York or […]

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Breaking Down the Banh Mi | XO Tours Blog

Breaking Down the Banh Mi | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

The Banh Mi is the iconic fusion Vietnamese food, but many travellers avoid it simply because some of the ingredients are unfamiliar. Here is a simple guide to understanding all the fillings and condiments in Banh Mi.

10 Tips on How to Haggle in Asia

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Travelling to Asia offers many thrills, one particular is the excitement of the barter. Haggling is a way of life throughout the continent, and when travelling through visitors have the unique opportunity to get in on the deals. However, many people get intimidated by the venture, as it can be both stressful and overwhelming if […]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Although we are very proud of the acclaim our tours have received over the years, we realize that they are not suitable for everyone. These are the 3 main reasons we think some guests should not book our tours: If you are looking for a typical food tour – All the dishes and stops on the “Foodie” tour are carefully curated to…

5 places you should absolutely check out in North India

5 places you should absolutely check out in North India

by Evan Ceretti @ Geckos Tales

India will change you, one way or another

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A Singaporean’s Guide to the Work and Holiday Visa Programme in Australia

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

A professional photographer’s guide to Turkey

A professional photographer’s guide to Turkey

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Our photographers friends have unfollowed him on Instagram because they can't stand seeing him getting paid to do super cool stuff, like going to Turkey, whilst getting paid for it. Understandable.

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6 countries you should totally visit before turning 25

6 countries you should totally visit before turning 25

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Foreeeevver young. I want to be, forever young

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5 reasons you should do an India trip while you’re young

5 reasons you should do an India trip while you’re young

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Y'know, other than the fact it's awesome

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Time Traveling to Vietnam

by Kevin Revolinski @ ho chi minh city – The Mad Traveler

My return to Wisconsin was only mildly problematic when compared to many other holiday travelers. I arrived in Chicago and

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Şükran's Lemon Cake

by Robyn @ EatingAsia

Şükran's Lemon Cake with Butter-Poached Apricots with Walnuts (apricot recipe in Istanbul and Beyond) On a grey February afternoon we sat on a sofa in Şükran's kitchen, calf deep in bay. As rain lashed at the picture window framing fruit...

Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa 115 Phan Đăng Lưu Street, P.7 Phú Nhuận District DT: 0915 762 076 DT: 0121 547 3763 Facebook:Chuối Nếp Nướng Nam Bộ *************************************************** If you’re in Saigon, and can’t quite make it to the Mekong River Delta countryside, don’t despair. There’s still a way to find yourself inside a Mekong [Read on ...]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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The big debate: are you team sunrise or team sunset?

The big debate: are you team sunrise or team sunset?

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

If there's one thing we humans love more than unparalleled beauty and smug holiday sunset photos, it is trivial arguments. So, I'm pitting sunrises and sunsets against each other. I'm sorry

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Cu Chi tunnels history – A new kind of warfare

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The Cu Chi tunnels history is an extremely important one in the modern history of Vietnam. Since the late 1940’s against the French and then from the 1960’s on wards against the American forces, The Cu Chi tunnels would help re-shape the country forever.   Cu Chi tunnels history The tunnels […]

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A Complete 3D2N Family Itinerary For Exploring The Best of Sentosa – Food and Fun Galore!

by Brenda Poh @ TripZilla Magazine

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 1: North Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Generally, Vietnam is a very safe country in which to travel. Compared to most major tourist cities in the West – Paris, London, New York, Rome – the streets of Vietnam’s urban centers are much less threatening. However, in some of the more popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, there are a handful of tourist scams and…

White Women in Saigon and Why I Love Ho Chi Minh City

by Kevin Revolinski @ ho chi minh city – The Mad Traveler

I love Ho Chi Minh City. Maybe it’s the energy. I can think of reasons not to like the place:

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Where to Eat Somali Food in Minneapolis

by Frank Bures @ Roads & Kingdoms

Forget Buffalo wings and chili. Bring on the goat meat and chapatis.

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Should Overweight People Pay More to Fly on Planes?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Fall in Love with the Best Authentic Khao Soi in Chiang Mai

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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9 reasons you should seriously consider traveling to Egypt

9 reasons you should seriously consider traveling to Egypt

by Passport & Plates @ Geckos Tales

The land of pharaohs and pyramids certainly doesn’t need an introduction

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Souvenirs of Southeast Asia: A Little Something for Everyone

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Shopping for souvenirs on your journey can be a daunting task, but most major tourist hubs across the continent feature a wide-variety of unique gifts to bring back to your loved ones. If you’re concerned about finding something special, we’re here to help! Here’s a list of souvenirs for each one of our South Asian […]

These guys invented clothes that translate your brain thoughts

These guys invented clothes that translate your brain thoughts

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A truly iconic invention

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Why you should drop everything and travel Cuba now

Why you should drop everything and travel Cuba now

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Havana good time

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Finished school? Here’s why you should travel

Finished school? Here’s why you should travel

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Get a post-grad from the school of life

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Vegan Guide to Hanoi

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Our Vegan Guide to Hanoi was put together during a trip to the Vietnamese capital in September 2017. Despite having spent many months in Vietnam over the last few years this was our first visit to Hanoi since 2010 and we were blown away by the amount of vegan options in town and the obvious […]

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Saigon Ghosts

by Kevin Revolinski @ ho chi minh city – The Mad Traveler

Can’t you just taste the history? An old hotel at the center of Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City, that

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Hiking the Girona Pyrenees – Planning & Practical Info

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

Welcome to our first post about hiking in the Girona Pyrenees! Here we share with you all you need to know if you’re planning to hike the GR1, focusing on the section of the trail crossing the Girona province! Ever since we hiked the Camino de Santiago in 2013, we promised to ourselves we would […]

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How to travel with curly hair (in 4 easy steps)

How to travel with curly hair (in 4 easy steps)

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Travelling with curly hair is hard and requires sound grooming advice. Apparently

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Why Istanbul City Break Should Be On Your Bucket List 2018

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Looking for things to do on your next Istanbul city break? Then we are happy to report that there are endless amounts of things to do and see in the city! This fascinating ancient metropolis with a modern twist is packed full of indulgent cuisine, exceptional architecture, rich culture, friendly locals and great vibe. Istanbul […]

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5 airports from around the world that do not suck

5 airports from around the world that do not suck

by Jo Stewart @ Geckos Tales

Who needs access to fancy members-only club lounges when you’ve got airports like these

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ATL Security Question

by CVFDCHIEF180 @ FlyerTalk Forums

I realize this might not be the correct thread but I have done extensive research and thought I would put it in this thread since ATL has a large majority of Delta flights. I am flying through Atlanta (from GCM) on a Saturday and will have to re...

Top 5 typical Tet food of Vietnamese people

by Lan Dương @ Restaurants in Hanoi

Following are the most typical food found in Vietnamese' Tet holiday:

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The Best Place for Shopping in Saigon

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Kochi-licious: Foods to Try at This Major Port City

by Danny Lau @ travel360

Kochi used to be a major spice trading centre and thanks to its close proximity…

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Korea’s photoshop masters are winning the internet

Korea’s photoshop masters are winning the internet

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

I genuinely don’t know what people expect when they make honest-to-god requests of faceless internet bodies. Like, c’mon world – this is the same web that gave us Rick Rolling and 10 hours of the Nyan Cat.  But boy, am I glad that they do. Because once in a while, something so full of beauty and

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Weekday Wanderlust: Agra, India

Weekday Wanderlust: Agra, India

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

More like Taj Mahal-vellous, amirite

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Do You Want to Build a Snow Plane? AirAsia Presents an Aircraft-Themed Illumination in Sapporo

by Abby Yao @ travel360

How does it feel to sit in an aircraft made of ice and snow? Now…

The post Do You Want to Build a Snow Plane? AirAsia Presents an Aircraft-Themed Illumination in Sapporo appeared first on travel360.

Enter the Snake: Photos from Tet in Saigon

by Kevin Revolinski @ ho chi minh city – The Mad Traveler

Just a handful of shots from tonight. At midnight began the year of the snake here in Saigon. We headed

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A mind-blowing 4-minute tour of Japan

A mind-blowing 4-minute tour of Japan

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

BRB just booking tix to Japan

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Tokyo to Osaka, in photos: Japan with Geckos Adventures

Tokyo to Osaka, in photos: Japan with Geckos Adventures

by Julie Germansky @ Geckos Tales

Sushi, shopping and ancient temples, our Discover Japan trip is 10 days of amazement

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Have pounds, will spend: how to live the high life in London

Have pounds, will spend: how to live the high life in London

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

It's London. Like a boss.

The post Have pounds, will spend: how to live the high life in London appeared first on Geckos Tales.

How to know you’re a born traveller

How to know you’re a born traveller

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Don't deny who you truly are

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6 household critters and their epic adventures

6 household critters and their epic adventures

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

To celebrate pets, travel, and travelling pets, here are eight of our favourite non-human companions who have gone where no creature has before (probably)

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Best snacks to enjoy in the cold Hanoi’s winter

by Lan Dương @ Restaurants in Hanoi

The following is a list of some of the most typical snack foods that have become a part of winter in Hanoi.

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Exciting activities you should not miss to add in your Hanoi city tour

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

At over 1,000 years old, Hanoi is not only home to precious historical and spiritual relics, but also remained deeply connected to its culture and unique characteristics. The old quarters feature ancient architecture across dozens of city streets, historic monuments throughout the city will help paint the picture of Vietnam’s history, and sprinkled throughout the […]

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How to shave, Indian style

How to shave, Indian style

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Beauty is in the eye of the brush holder

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Here’s How Calesta Tan Spent 17 Days Backpacking in Zimbabwe

by Calesta Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Mekong Delta tour 2 days – Is a cruise for you?

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Exploring the amazing Mekong Delta by cruise is a truly unique experience for everyone. From Cai Be – Can Tho or vice versa, seeing the rice fields of south Vietnam, peaceful village life and various craft making sites. Here we discuss the cruise available for a Mekong Delta tour 2 days […]

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Buffalo Tours Awarded Travelife Partner Status

by Malte Blas @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Buffalo Tours is always striving to help improve standards for responsible travel and sustainable tourism in Asia. We are committed to working with international organizations and regional partners to continually develop strategies for improving environmental protection, social equality and economic empowerment in our local communities. For this reason, we are happy to announce that Travelife […]

Amsterdam

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

The thing about Europe is that it’s addicting! In a short train ride, you can be in another country. I was in Antwerp, Belgium visiting friends when I noticed on google maps just how close Amsterdam was. I decided that a one hour or so train ride was too close to miss out. Normally, it […]

Where you should travel next (using tv theme songs)

Where you should travel next (using tv theme songs)

by Kellie Bright @ Geckos Tales

Yes no. Maybe. I don't know. CAN YOU REPEAT THE

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Heading to Japan? Here’s what you should definitely know

Heading to Japan? Here’s what you should definitely know

by Brooke Forman @ Geckos Tales

Here's everything you need to know: what to pack, what to eat, how to get around, and more

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Pilot’s Perspective: Myth vs. Reality

by Capt Lim Khoy Hing @ travel360

Captain Lim Khoy Hing debunks aviation myths and shines light on intriguing little-known facts to ensure you enjoy worry- and guilt-free travels.

The post Pilot’s Perspective: Myth vs. Reality appeared first on travel360.

The Origins Of The $100 Banh Mi - Vietcetera

The Origins Of The $100 Banh Mi - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

The Anan banh mi is similar to the Hoi An style with mostly cooked pork products – but with a French twist.

Got wine? A guide to South America’s best

Got wine? A guide to South America’s best

by Kellie Bright @ Geckos Tales

We all know France, Italy and Spain make some kickass wines. But South America’s wine output is formidable too. Here's the scoop on some of the main wine producing spots in South America. Go here, drink wine, have fun

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Best Mekong Delta tour – So many tours, so little time

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn With so many options to choose from when visiting the Mekong Delta. Here we will checkout the various tours on offer so you can decide which is the best Mekong Delta tour, for you or your group. Best Mekong Delta tour: Mekong Delta – 1 Day (Cai be – floating market […]

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A Line Worth Standing in For Banh Mi

A Line Worth Standing in For Banh Mi


AFAR Media

You want to find the best banh mi in Saigon - then go where the lines is. There was a huge line at Huynh Hoa on Le Thi Rieng street. It was a little hole in the wall shop, but the stand was packed with locals pulling up on their bike and getting them to go. A man sweat over a little oven warming...

Inside the Detroit Doughnut Shop Founded in Honor of a Hip-Hop Legend

Inside the Detroit Doughnut Shop Founded in Honor of a Hip-Hop Legend

by Tom Perkins @ Munchies

Dilla's Delights is a Detroit doughnut shop operated by the family of J Dilla, the hip-hop artist/producer who passed away only three days after the release of his influential album, 'Donuts'.

How to not be ‘that guy’ at morning alms in Luang Prabang

How to not be ‘that guy’ at morning alms in Luang Prabang

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Just be cool

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Vegan Green Curry Recipe

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Every time we go to Thailand we make it our mission to eat as much Gaeng Kiew Wan Pak as we can (that’s vegetable green curry if you hadn’t already guessed). It’s a habit we’ve been developing for nearly 20 years of travel to the land of smiles but we can never quite get enough […]

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How to Enjoy University of British Columbia on a Student Budget

by Jihan Estrella @ TripZilla Magazine

10 THINGS I CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Recently I’ve taken a four-month break off of travel to settle into a comfortable life in a quiet town. It’s been nice, mostly.

I do miss packing and unpacking the bags. I miss tossing away ripped up socks, giving away paperback books, and moving what’s left of my big shampoo into a small little shampoo thingy.

Some things are essential to have packed and ready to grab when I’m on the road. I will not include the obvious things like a camera, computer, passport, etc. These following are the little home run hitters that are easy to forget about, but always needed:

1. DENTAL FLOSS

I like to eat. I like to eat meat. I like eating late. My teeth are spaced fairly far apart from laughing too much. Stuff gets in there and I need to get it out. I’ve often been wandering ... Read More »

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Heading to Vietnam? 6 things you should definitely know

Heading to Vietnam? 6 things you should definitely know

by Lauren Marinigh @ Geckos Tales

Vietnam has crazy amounts of things going for it

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7 European Cities With The Best Christmas Markets

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

IBiero: A Craft Beer with a Vietnamese Twist

by Peter Cowan @ HOTTABLE

Hanoi’s IBiero Craft Beer Station is one of the latest additions to the capital’s craft beer scene, and with a forward think focus on local drinkers, the future is bright.

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From Sweden To Phu Quoc With Love

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

You are reading From Sweden To Phu Quoc With Love by

  From sweden To Phu Quoc with love We recently caught up with a newly engaged couple from Sweden who visited Phu Quoc in 2017.  The following is their account of the island. Interview Tell us a little about yourself. Who are you and where are you from? → My name is Mikael Bellon and my fiances name is Sarita Sihvonen, ... Read More

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Geckos travel photo comp: the best of the best (so far)

Geckos travel photo comp: the best of the best (so far)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It wasn't easy, but we've picked out two sets of winners from the past few months.

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24 Hours in Singapore

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

I was flying from Bali to the Philippines and had a 24-hour layover in Singapore. I confess that I planned it that way because I really wanted to see Singapore. I heard from friends that it’s the cleanest city in the world and being from New York, I had to see this for myself.  Singapore […]

Vegan Guide to the Maldives

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Ah the Maldives! Possibly one of the most beautiful places on earth with crystal clear waters, wildlife, white sand beaches and sunsets to die for. Heading to the Maldives is often a trip of a lifetime, perhaps for your honeymoon or to celebrate something special, or maybe just for an indulgent trip to paradise. But no […]

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The Best Day Trips from Hanoi

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

How Many Days of Leave Do You Get Compared to Other Countries?

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Sriracha Pimento Cheese Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Many people from the American South are familiar with pimento cheese but I didn’t try it until 2013. It was so fun and addictively good to eat that I been making it ever since. The cheese was properly cut into small dice so you could taste its flavor. I’ve made it from a recipe in...

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Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Bánh Mì: the Best Vietnamese Sandwich to Fall in Love With

Bánh Mì: the Best Vietnamese Sandwich to Fall in Love With


Authentic Food Quest

The iconic Vietnamese sandwich bánh mì has been consistently ranked as one of the best sandwiches in the world. Our best bánh mì were in Hoi An and Saigon.

My Sri Lankan adventure with Geckos

My Sri Lankan adventure with Geckos

by Sarah Phasey @ Geckos Tales

It’s been a big week on the Geckos Sri Lankan Adventure tour, with a few more days to go until we are finished. We’ve already experienced so much of this wonderful country and I keep secretly hoping I can just hit pause for a little while

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Suggestions and reviews for Mekong Delta Tour – Vinh Long

by Admin @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn River rounded landscape is a unique point that makes Vietnam one of the most worth-arriving place in the world. And the most fantastic river rounded view point in Vietnam is Mekong Delta. With these suggestions and reviews about places, services,… about Mekong Delta, we promise you to have the best on-river […]

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24-hours in Cuzco: your guide to Peru’s coolest city

24-hours in Cuzco: your guide to Peru’s coolest city

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

There's more to Cuzco than super-cool llamas and awesome ponchos.

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Everest: ain’t no mountain higher than (infographic)

Everest: ain’t no mountain higher than (infographic)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Nepal is home to Mount Everest. This website is home to loads of infographics. Eventually, the two had to collide.

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Pop-culture travel: welcome to the breaking bad effect

Pop-culture travel: welcome to the breaking bad effect

by Dean Harries @ Geckos Tales

It's time to start streaming life

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Vietnam listed in top destinations for cheap eats, lodging

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City – watitravel.com

Vietnam was named among 21 destinations that cost visitors only 20 USD a day or less for food and accommodation by the US-based news website Business Insider. “From Hanoi to HCM City, there are fabulous cheap eats and remarkably affordable...

Hàn Phố – Mì Quảng at its Best

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Hàn Phố 14/40d Kỳ Đồng Street P.9, Q.3 08.22470550 0913106700 ******************************** SETTING: It’s a new year (2018 Western calendar). It’s Hai’s birthday (he won’t let me give you his exact age, but he’s not in his 30’s anymore). It’s just 24 hours into our return to Saigon after many months away.  And now, it’s time [Read on ...]

Our guide to East Africa’s Great Migration

Our guide to East Africa’s Great Migration

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

There's just one place on Earth to catch the Great Migration: East Africa. But should you visit the Serengeti or the Masai Mara? And when should you go?

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Chiều Cháo Lòng

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Chiều Cháo Lòng 26 Huỳnh Mẫn Đạt Bình Thạnh District 0934 324557 ******************************* One of my favorite memories from my years living in Hanoi (already 10 years ago now), is a small cháo lòng eatery just a few blocks from my apartment there. On a chilly Hanoi winter morning, there was nothing better for breakfast than [Read on ...]

15 places you’ve been mispronouncing your entire life

15 places you’ve been mispronouncing your entire life

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

IT'S CHOWDER! SAY IT RIGHT!

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The Sandwich That Ate the World - Roads & Kingdoms

The Sandwich That Ate the World - Roads & Kingdoms


Roads & Kingdoms

On the hunt through Saigon, in search of the past, present, and future of the banh mi.

6 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the West Coast

6 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the West Coast

by Melissa Ariganello @ Geckos Tales

West Coast, best coast

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Gnaoua ‘bout that: Morocco’s world music festival

Gnaoua ‘bout that: Morocco’s world music festival

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Chant like no one's watching

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96 Hours in Nha Trang

by Ari Vanuaranu @ travel360

Pack a sense of adventure and get the most out of Nha Trang, a beautiful…

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7 of the most insane cycling world records ever

7 of the most insane cycling world records ever

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

These cycling world records make the Tour de France look like like child's play.

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A review of our “Foodie” tour by a renown New York Chef

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Here is an excerpt from the food diary of Mario Tolentino, a New York Chef and winner of The Food Network’s “Chopped” in 2010.  Mr. Tolentino, a street food fanatic, decided to take part in our “Foodie” tour on August 6th, 2011.  He was kind enough to send his review of “The Lunch Lady” and…

An All-Avocado Restaurant Was on 'Shark Tank' Last Night—Here's How It Did

An All-Avocado Restaurant Was on 'Shark Tank' Last Night—Here's How It Did

by Hilary Pollack @ Munchies

The Sharks had to make the call as to whether the world is avocado-fatigued or thirsting for MORE GUAC.

The ultimate guide to Ko Samui, Thailand’s hottest island

The ultimate guide to Ko Samui, Thailand’s hottest island

by Izabel Antle @ Geckos Tales

Waterfalls, beaches, nightlife and all the good stuff!

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Here’s How Your Feedback Helped Overturn SIA’s Business Decisions

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

8 reasons the Galapagos Islands are awesome

8 reasons the Galapagos Islands are awesome

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

They're Ecuadorable *mic drop*

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Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Besides visiting famous places or trying authentic cuisine, shopping is one of the activities everyone should have on their list while traveling. Hanoi offers so many shopping options for any kind of interests. Find out more what you buy and where to shop in Hanoi. Hanoi Shopping Malls Keangnam Hanoi  Shopping malls are the best […]

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6 things Joey Essex learned about Africa when he was in Africa

6 things Joey Essex learned about Africa when he was in Africa

by Joey Essex @ Geckos Tales

We took Joey Essex to Africa. After we were sure he got home one piece, we asked him to tell us about all the stuff he learned whilst he was there

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An exploration of Vietnamese Food from North to the South

by Jimmy @

Vietnamese food is simple, yet exciting and loved by millions around the world – me especially. After the first year of travel primarily through Latin America, I felt that I should spend the majority of the second year in the country of my heritage. What I … Read all about it!

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Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Hostels are the way to go for budget-oriented travelers. Visitors can enjoy full of services with small angles, affordable rates. the suggestions below will give you the perfect choice. The Common Room Project Bizarre in concept yet strangely nice in the way it brings it all together, The Common Room Project is where hotel meets […]

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Traveling to Shaoxing: a visit to the city of Lu Xun

by Gianluca Falso @ Sapore di Cina

Shaoxing is located in the northern part of the Zhejiang region, very close to famous Hangzhou and about an hour and a half by train from Shanghai. The city is considered one of the water towns found in the region south of the Yangtze River, like the more famous Suzhou and Wuzhen, by way of […]

Heads up: London is holding a year-long festival of punk

Heads up: London is holding a year-long festival of punk

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Don't be another brick in the wall.

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Snoop Dogg’s attempt to hire an entire country is completely legit

Snoop Dogg’s attempt to hire an entire country is completely legit

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

The internet is losing its mind because Snoop Dogg tried to rent an entire country. Turns out it wasn't such an outlandish request.

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A 30-second guide to Hanoi with Geckos adventures (that’s us)

A 30-second guide to Hanoi with Geckos adventures (that’s us)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Hanoi in 30 seconds. You're welcome.

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Spirit Food – Offerings to the Ancestors at Tet

by Gerry Flynn @ HOTTABLE

Perish the thought – no-one goes hungry over Tet.

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A Study Reveals Singapore As The Most Expensive Holiday Destination – But Is This True?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

How do flavours differ across Vietnam’s regions?

by Robyn Wilson @ saigon – Weird Fishes

Exploring Vietnam’s culinary scene from north to south is like tasting several countries for the price of one.

The Maldives’ Political Crisis: What Singaporean Travellers Should Do

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

The Coffee House

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

The Coffee House 14B1 Ngô Tất Tố, Phường 19 Bình Thạnh District 02871 087 088 www.thecoffeehouse.com ********************** OK, so I was ready to strangle someone at my apartment house. Today’s plan was to relax, enjoy my jet-lag in the quiet air-conditioned comfort of our new apartment here in Saigon; update some Eating Saigon! posts; and [Read on ...]

Wand-erlust: 9 harry potter spells for travellers

Wand-erlust: 9 harry potter spells for travellers

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Got travel hacks? Tell us your best and win the trip of a lifetime to India, Vietnam or Turkey. Reading Harry Potter, I  always wondered why the characters didn’t travel more. Sure, the Weasley’s went to Egypt that one time and the Triwizard tournament came to Hogwarts, but did Voldemort put a ban on international

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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.

Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

As tourists, Ho Chi Minh City can seem very centralized because not only are many of the tourist attractions around District 1, the centre of the city, but this district is also quite compact.  However, with 24 districts, the city is actually very spread out and some of the other districts are more than twice…

How to not suck at airport layovers (in five easy steps)

How to not suck at airport layovers (in five easy steps)

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

There are ways to not suck at airport layovers – ways to be really good at airport layovers, even. And it all starts with one question

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13 ways to tell if you have the travel bug

13 ways to tell if you have the travel bug

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

If you can relate to – or you are mildly suffering from - any of these symptoms, we suggest taking affirmative action.

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The internet loves this flowery Saigon ice cream. Do you?

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City – watitravel.com

 Inspired by the Italian original, this gelato has blossomed into a shower of delicious petals. Opened in January this year, Roseice Saigon has a flowery surprise for ice-cream lovers in Saigon: delicious, cold gelato in the shape of a colorful...

27 signs you’re a born explorer

27 signs you’re a born explorer

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Behold: the answer to the question everybody wants to know.

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Your ultimate guide to Italy on a budget

Your ultimate guide to Italy on a budget

by Melissa Ariganello @ Geckos Tales

The endless carbs, the beautiful people, the ton of culture – there's just so much to love about Italy. But how to do it on the cheap? Here's how

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10 Instagrammers every traveller should follow

10 Instagrammers every traveller should follow

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Every couple of weeks, we put the call out for Instagram's best travel shots. Here are some of our favourites from week 1.

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Where to travel (based on your relationship status)

Where to travel (based on your relationship status)

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Single and ready to mingle

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Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is seeing more and more visitors each year, with the actual number of tourists per year reaching well over 6 million.  Some areas in Vietnam, such as Halong Bay, Sapa, and Hoi An, are very beautiful but also packed with tourists year round.  Fortunately, if you want to get away from the crowds, you…

Eat Local: Muslim-Friendly Vietnamese Dishes and Where to Get Them

Eat Local: Muslim-Friendly Vietnamese Dishes and Where to Get Them


travel360

Muslim travellers don't have to worry about missing out on local Vietnamese food. Fly with AirAsia and enjoy these Muslim-friendly Vietnamese dishes.

Is Naples Safe For Tourists? What You (Really) Need To Know

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

It’s 2018 so time to sort this drama once and for all. Is Naples safe for tourists or not? Let’s spill the truth! It’s the elephant in the room of every discussion around Naples. Just like happened when I visited Rio de Janeiro, most of my conversations before heading to Italy’s third largest city had […]

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Why it’s better to do Europe on a group tour

Why it’s better to do Europe on a group tour

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

There's a whole lotta Europe to explore. This is how you do it right

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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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Tet Holiday – No Rest for the Women

by Gerry Flynn @ HOTTABLE

"I never really thought about equality between men and women before – it was only when I met more foreigners. I just assumed I had to please my family and my future husband’s family."

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Moroccan Wellness Retreat

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

After an action-packed Sahara desert road trip (read here and here), I was ready to slow things down. My favorite way to unwind and get zen is to be by the ocean, do some yoga and go for a hike. Magic Surf Morocco was the perfect host for my wellness retreat. I spent 4 days […]

Japan’s new currency: fingerprints

Japan’s new currency: fingerprints

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Short on cash? Give 'em the finger

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The Ultimate Dim Sum Guide

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Source Travelling to Hong Kong or Shanghai in the near future? Despite their many differences they have common threads, particularly the ever popular brunch mayhem that’s best known as dim sum. A longstanding tradition of many branches of Chinese cuisine, this meal consists of a variety of small plates served with a hot pot of […]

A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Choosing a hotel for your holidays always takes time. Especially when you have a long list of places to visit, you have to book a hotel that is easy for you to commute. When in Hanoi, due to its complicated traffic system and the position of famous tourist attractions, you should book a hotel around […]

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The Legend of Michael Bao Huynh Grows With the Shaking Beef Taco

The Legend of Michael Bao Huynh Grows With the Shaking Beef Taco


TASTE

We found him running restaurants in Saigon, happy as ever.

How a Honduran Kid’s Soccer Team Taught Me About Life

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

I went to Honduras for the 2nd time to take photos of FEIH’s first soccer tournament but first, let me give you some background. Back in December 2015, I went to Utila, a tiny bay island off the shore of Honduras, on a diving trip. The plan all along was to catch a flight from […]

24 hours in Havana

24 hours in Havana

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Since Raul Castro’s sweeping economic reforms began to take hold in 2010, Cuba is evolving, with Havana at the vanguard of change

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A Story About Donuts, Beer, and Beer-Flavored Donuts

by Diana Lambdin Meyer @ Roads & Kingdoms

A match made with yeasty, hops-rich dough in Cleveland.

The post A Story About Donuts, Beer, and Beer-Flavored Donuts appeared first on Roads & Kingdoms.

How to spend 50 British pounds around the world

How to spend 50 British pounds around the world

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Where will you spend your nifty fifty?

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The Banana’s Guide to Surviving Chinese Cities

by Abby Yao @ travel360

When “ni hao”, “xie xie” and the name of your favourite dimsum are the only…

The post The Banana’s Guide to Surviving Chinese Cities appeared first on travel360.

Vegan MoFo meets Vegan Food Quest #9 - Vegan Banh Mi

Vegan MoFo meets Vegan Food Quest #9 - Vegan Banh Mi


Vegan Food Quest

Next mission was to find the best vegan banh mi in Vietnam and we succeeded - this humble sandwich we found in Hoi An was far from humble it was delicious!

Tips for saving for an overseas adventure

Tips for saving for an overseas adventure

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

We’ve put together our top penny-pinching tips so you can hop a big jet plane and begin your adventure sooner rather than later

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Şükran's Lemon Cake

by Robyn @ EatingAsia

Şükran's Lemon Cake with Butter-Poached Apricots with Walnuts (apricot recipe in Istanbul and Beyond) On a grey February afternoon we sat on a sofa in Şükran's kitchen, calf deep in bay. As rain lashed at the picture window framing fruit...

Mini TR to HEL

by MrsBiggles @ FlyerTalk Forums

Hi, I'm planning to do a mini Tierpoint run to HEL. Going out on the BA798, returning BA795 the following day. So I got about 7 hours+ waiting/sleeping time at HEL. Ideally, I'd like to use one of the GoSleep pods, which are after security. I...

The most mind-blowing travel videos of all time

The most mind-blowing travel videos of all time

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Wanderlust levels rising

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Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: a guide to Vietnam's epic cities | Geckos Tales

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: a guide to Vietnam's epic cities | Geckos Tales


Geckos Tales

Heading to Vietnam, but not sure which of the country's two major cities to spend your time in? Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City both have incredible activities, historical sites, museums and food on offer (so really, you should just do both!), but if you can't decide this handy guide should help.

Vietnam’s Golden Triangle

by Tim McDonald @ Weird Fishes

If you want a bit of action and your time is limited, then the Hội An/Đà Nẵng/Huế triumvirate is the way to go...

The best late-night snacks in Europe

The best late-night snacks in Europe

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Better than 'Le Maccas'

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7 Colourful Reasons to Celebrate Holi at Least Once in Your Lifetime

by Irvin Hanni @ travel360

A nationwide fiesta to welcome spring, Holi is one of the most vibrant festivals in India.

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Insects suck: how to avoid creepy crawlies on your travels

Insects suck: how to avoid creepy crawlies on your travels

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

What's bugging you

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Top 5 Underground Shopping Malls in South Korea

by Begum Khalida @ TripZilla Magazine

Why you should ditch your phone the next time you travel

Why you should ditch your phone the next time you travel

by Millie Lester @ Geckos Tales

Switch off on your next overseas adventure.

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The Year in Pho: Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Family Stories from 2017

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

| Wouldn’t you know it, there was a lot of pho fervor this year, especially at Viet World Kitchen! Instead of doing a year-end summary of the most popular recipes on the site, I decided to round up all the pho-related content that published during the past twelve months. I published tips, tricks, and recipes...

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The North Face Thermoball Review: The Best Coat for Travelers

by Laura Bronner @ Eternal Expat

I recently bought the North Face Thermoball coat (and got one for Luke, too, so I’ll touch on how it is for men as well as women) and instantly fell in love with it. I’ve been looking for a great travel coat that will keep me warm in most destinations that doesn’t weigh a ton, […]

The post The North Face Thermoball Review: The Best Coat for Travelers appeared first on Eternal Expat.

Namibia roadtrip: An epic look at Sossusvlei

Namibia roadtrip: An epic look at Sossusvlei

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Sandsational

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17 pics of Malaysia that will make you want to go RN

17 pics of Malaysia that will make you want to go RN

by Passport & Plates @ Geckos Tales

Get around it, people

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8 reasons you should make travel your valentine

8 reasons you should make travel your valentine

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

This Valentine's day, you deserve the world.

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23 life lessons you’ll only learn at a hostel

23 life lessons you’ll only learn at a hostel

by Frances Smith @ Geckos Tales

Hostels. You're either gonna love 'em or hate 'em. And as travellers, it's pretty certain that unless your flush with cash, you're going to have to stay in one at some point.

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Roadtripping from LA to San Francisco, in photos

Roadtripping from LA to San Francisco, in photos

by Phoebe Escott-Kenny @ Geckos Tales

Everything was a first for me. Every place and activity on the itinerary, roadtripping with a small group from LA to San Fran, was a new experience for me

The post Roadtripping from LA to San Francisco, in photos appeared first on Geckos Tales.

The World’s First Cartoon Network Themed Cruise is Coming to Singapore in Late 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

ASEAN’S Hopes For Visa-Free Travel to EU May Become A Reality

by Begum Khalida @ TripZilla Magazine

Unique and Unusual Places to Visit in Milan

by Sharon Goodes @ TripZilla Magazine

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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Bali’s best kept secrets you should check out asap

Bali’s best kept secrets you should check out asap

by Juliann Cheryl @ Geckos Tales

Hint: it's not the beaches

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How not to talk about travel

How not to talk about travel

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

This is a (very biased) guide to not sounding like a travel snob

The post How not to talk about travel appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Beethoven Could Do Worse Than Shilling for Bread

by Shirin Mehrotra @ Roads & Kingdoms

Sri Lanka's tuk-tuk bakeries are linked forever to Beethoven's "Für Elise"

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How to be an introvert and still be awesome at travelling

How to be an introvert and still be awesome at travelling

by Kristy Atkinson @ Geckos Tales

If "alone time" ranks consistently high on your list of things to do, this one's for you.

The post How to be an introvert and still be awesome at travelling appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

Suggestions and reviews for Mekong Delta Tour – My Tho in 1 day

by Admin @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Peaceful and poetic, My Tho is a favorite destination for anyone who seeks for refreshment and recharging after relentless working days. Going on this My Tho 1 day tour, we’ll make sure to give you good impression about Vietnamese landscape, people and culture. Mekong Delta Tour (My Tho) in 1 day […]

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Expat English Teacher on Phu Quoc

by phu quoc @ Phu Quoc

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  Teaching English On Phu Quoc Island Teaching English on a tropical island… it is what most millennials who travel abroad dream of.  Here is one living that dream.  Meet Thomas from Holland. For the past 3 years he has lived in Saigon however  this year he wanted to try something different and live on the paradise archipelago of Phu ... Read More

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9 unmissable Latin American drinks

9 unmissable Latin American drinks

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Learn the lingo, drink the drinks, eat the foods, repeat.

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8 women who will inspire you to drop everything and travel

8 women who will inspire you to drop everything and travel

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Their adventures were seriously epic

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You should visit Myanmar right now. Here are 10 reasons why.

You should visit Myanmar right now. Here are 10 reasons why.

by Elle Gillard @ Geckos Tales

It's Myan-marvellous! (Sorry not sorry)

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Where to Eat, Caffeinate, Shop and Stay in George Town, Penang: An Opinionated List (UPDATED August 2016)

by Robyn @ EatingAsia

now, as tourism to the UNESCO world heritage site I call home seems to be building momentum, it seems a good time to pull some loose ends together into a post that will, hopefully, insure visitors leave George Town loving it at least a fraction as much as I do.

Updated: The banh mi checklist

by Robyn Wilson @ saigon – Weird Fishes

Visiting Vietnam without eating a banh mi should be a crime.

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.

The post The Legal Nomads Guide to Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca appeared first on Legal Nomads.

Philly’s Little Africa

by Annie Risemberg @ Roads & Kingdoms

A community of immigrants from all over West Africa has grown into a permanent piece of the city’s cultural landscape.

The post Philly’s Little Africa appeared first on Roads & Kingdoms.

Wellness 101: How to stay fit and healthy while traveling

Wellness 101: How to stay fit and healthy while traveling

by Britt Skrabanek @ Geckos Tales

Achieving wellness abroad isn’t as impossible as you might think

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

The Sweat-Out-Your-Sins Power of Meaty, Starchy Stew

by Gautham Krishnaraj @ Roads & Kingdoms

If you can keep your spoon holstered long enough for the various elements of the urojo to mix, the flavors become more complex.

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What’s the Deal with Kombucha?

by Julia Solervicens @ HOTTABLE

If that mouth-watering description hasn’t convinced you yet, many have hailed it to be the ultimate health brew.

The post What’s the Deal with Kombucha? appeared first on HOTTABLE.

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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15 Unique Travel Gifts for World Explorers

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for a friend, partner or relative who loves to travel? Fear not! We’ve compiled this unique travel gifts guide just for you, packed full of the best gifts to buy for travellers in 2017. Anywhere we go we’ll always seek out the more unusual and hidden places […]

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TAO Expeditions

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

If someone asked you if you would go on a sailing trip through Palawan, in the Philippines with 23 strangers, 9 crew members, sleep in open air huts on deserted beaches, no electricity, no running water, no showers, and no wifi, would you run the other way or be excited for the adventure? Palawan is […]

Attention: Chicago is recreating the Ferris Bueller parade

Attention: Chicago is recreating the Ferris Bueller parade

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A festival dedicated to a world that doesn't think it's seen anything good today

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BonBon Residence

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

BonBon Residence 2C8 Trường Sa Street P. 19, Bình Thạnh District **************************************** Let’s get this out of the way right up front.  I hate the name BonBon Residence.  Sounds like an assisted-living home for expired frozen treats. And, I want to be clear that Eating Saigon! is not in the business of reviewing the Saigon hotel/housing [Read on ...]

The ultimate global pub crawl (prepare your liver)

The ultimate global pub crawl (prepare your liver)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Do not attempt this at home.

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Vegan Guide to Kampot

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

If you’re heading to Cambodia then Kampot should definitely be on your list of places to visit. This sleepy riverside town has a great relaxed vibe, some excellent coffee shops, some of the world’s best pepper and a good number of places to eat vegan food. Here’s our Vegan Guide to Kampot to help you […]

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7 European Cities With The Best Christmas Markets

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

Bakes Saigon: Laure Chevallier Is Serving Up Sweet Stories

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

Pastry making is an art form with a long and fascinating history. Naturally, the French did much to transform delicate desserts into their modern incarnation. Claude, the celebrated French painter and occasional chef, accidentally created the first modern puff pastry while attempting to make a cake for his sick father. Later, the glamorization of pastries […]

The post Bakes Saigon: Laure Chevallier Is Serving Up Sweet Stories appeared first on Vietcetera.

A ruin bar-hopper’s guide to Budapest

A ruin bar-hopper’s guide to Budapest

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Just like a regular bar, only crumbly

The post A ruin bar-hopper’s guide to Budapest appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Responsible Travel in Australia – 6 Ethical Animal Activities

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

Are you looking for info about responsible travel in Australia? Here are 6 ethical animal encounters you can have during your time Down Under, allowing you to get close to native animals without harming them and supporting places that work hard to ensure their survival in the wild. The first time I visited Australia in […]

The post Responsible Travel in Australia – 6 Ethical Animal Activities appeared first on The Crowded Planet.

Updated: The banh mi checklist

by Robyn Wilson @ Weird Fishes

Visiting Vietnam without eating a banh mi should be a crime.

Where to Stay in Milan – Best Hotels Tried and Tested

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

MondaysinMilan is back! If you’re planning to visit and wondering where to stay in Milan, this place is for you – here are the best hotels in Milan, all tried and tested. Which means that I have actually slept there. How’s that for a guarantee?  One of the questions I’m asked most often by readers […]

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8 easy ways to be an awesome traveller

8 easy ways to be an awesome traveller

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Don't forget your Ps & Qs

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How to haggle without humiliating yourself

How to haggle without humiliating yourself

by Max Opray @ Geckos Tales

Lessons learned from the time I disgraced myself over a bit of cheese in Mozambique

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For the top 5 banh mi in Saigon, follow the locals

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City – watitravel.com

Long lines of customers are a dead giveaway for a true taste of the city’s delicious street food. The simple banh mi, a baguette stuffed with anything from grilled pork, cold cuts, and cucumber slices, to cilantro, pickled carrots, liver pâté...

The Best Antidote to the Scourge of Pumpkin-Spiced Hot Drinks

by Didi Kader @ Roads & Kingdoms

A coffee that socks you in the nose and then delivers a foamy smooch to make it all better.

The post The Best Antidote to the Scourge of Pumpkin-Spiced Hot Drinks appeared first on Roads & Kingdoms.

Special constructions in Chinese

by Armando Turturici @ Sapore di Cina

In this article we’ll see special constructions, peculiar to the Chinese language that will make your expressions in Chinese more elegant. 如 and 不如 如 (rú) “to be equal to, like a” is used more in the formal written form than in the spoken language. The comparison is created when it’s mainly used metaphorically. Here […]

How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Vietnam is a country that runs on coffee. There is a cafe on just about every block in Saigon and Hanoi and they’re packed most of the day with a mix of locals leisurely sipping away enjoying the day and others grabbing a quick fix on their way to wherever they’re headed. The cafe culture in Saigon is why it’s one of our favorite cities in the world. To see the list of our favorite Saigon cafes, check out our post on it.

Coffee is brewed differently in Vietnam. It’s sort of a mix between the French press and pourover methods and despite producing great coffee, it’s surprisingly “low tech”. You won’t see any chem-lab looking siphons or giant blown-glass drip towers. Coffee is brewed in a little metal filter called a “phin”. Grounds go in, water goes in, and coffee ... Read More »

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Vietnam’s most delicious desserts

by Robyn Wilson @ Weird Fishes

No good meal is complete without something sweet to finish it off. Here are some of the country’s favourites, with links to the recipes included.

My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

The legendary burrito lasagne (recipe)

The legendary burrito lasagne (recipe)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It's common knowledge that the burrito is one of the most incredible foods the world has ever seen. The same goes for lasagne. Here's how to combine 'em

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baggage fee for United Premier Silver traveling on Hawaiian Air

by kay_jay @ FlyerTalk Forums

I am traveling with Hawaiian Airlines. Wanted to know what is the baggage fees if I am a United Premier Silver member and my reservation has my United MileagePlus #?

Shopping with the Taobao app: The guide for those who don’t speak Chinese

by Giorgia Borza @ Sapore di Cina

Even though new applications and online shopping sites no longer offer Taobao as the only tool for purchases, it still remains one of the most preferential for online purchases. Just think about the success Taobao has each year with 11.11 (双11, “double 11”), which isn’t just a party for singles, but also a chance to […]

8 reasons Central America is dominating right now

8 reasons Central America is dominating right now

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Central America. It's so hot right now

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5 Unconventional Activities for Your Next Family Holiday in Taiwan

by Jennifer Noviana @ TripZilla Magazine

What Inca trail? Seven of Peru’s (other) best adventures

What Inca trail? Seven of Peru’s (other) best adventures

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

From the thick and sticky Amazon to the eerie Nazca Lines – Peru has stacks of stuff to get your grubby adventurous mitts on. Here's the best of the rest

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Our tasty Saigon food tour: Too full to move! - Inspitrip Blog

Our tasty Saigon food tour: Too full to move! - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

Alex, our local tour guide for the Saigon food tour, is indeed a food connoisseur, and his knowledge of Vietnamese dishes was impressive.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Guide, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Guide, Vietnam


MapTrotting

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is an fascinating place to visit. Our handy guide will tell you where to visit, eat, drink and sleep in Vietnam's busiest city.

How to do full moon parties right

How to do full moon parties right

by Travel Textbook @ Geckos Tales

Buckets of booze, open water and a flaming rope. What could possibly go wrong?

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Make it at home: pisco sour recipe

Make it at home: pisco sour recipe

by Leigh Barnes @ Geckos Tales

Everybody knows that the Pisco Sour is Peru's most famous - and delicious - drink. But not everybody knows how to make a Pisco Sour. Well, we do. And we're willing to share this information with you, so long as you repay us by making us some Pisco Sours at some point down the track. Deal? Good

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The natural high of Iguazu falls

The natural high of Iguazu falls

by Ella Benjamin @ Geckos Tales

Forget Disney Land, Iguazu Falls is most euphoric, most uncontrollable smile-inducing place on earth. We've even got the science to prove it.

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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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My Immigrant Family’s Obsession with Paul Bocuse’s Soup with Truffles Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

“If you want to impress jaded Vietnamese guests, make French food,” my mom frequently told me while I was growing up. That’s among the reasons she made puff pastry when we came to the United States. It was as if she had been waiting all her life to knead excess moisture out of butter to...

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Street Food: Best Banh Mi in Ho Chi Minh City

by Kevin Revolinski @ ho chi minh city – The Mad Traveler

Among the list of best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City over at TripAdvisor is a street food cart. But

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Photo comp: winners, grinners and epic shots

Photo comp: winners, grinners and epic shots

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The illustrious Geckos photo comp is underway, which means we’re knee-deep in the best travel shots from all around the globe. And because we’re kind and considerate people, we thought we’d share the most epic photographs to come across our desk and grace our computer screens thus far.  There’s everything from the cute (but admittedly kinda

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Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: a guide to Vietnam’s epic cities

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: a guide to Vietnam’s epic cities

by Stephanie Hood @ Geckos Tales

Decisions, decisions

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Morocco for dummies: 7 reasons we love the place

Morocco for dummies: 7 reasons we love the place

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

You think it's going to be like walking through the set of Aladdin, but then you're totally blown away by the extent to which a trip to Morocco is really like a magic carpet ride

The post Morocco for dummies: 7 reasons we love the place appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Surviving a New Zealand Working Holiday (Singapore Edition)

by Michelle Liew @ TripZilla Magazine

Unique and Unusual Places to Visit in Milan

by Sharon Goodes @ TripZilla Magazine

Coffee for travel: Where you can go on 1 cup a day

Coffee for travel: Where you can go on 1 cup a day

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It's time to choose: cup or passport

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LIVE LIKE A LOCAL: RENT A SHORT-TERM APARTMENT WHILE TRAVELING

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

If you want to experience the true life of a place, experience it like a local: get an apartment in a true neighborhood. Wake up to the sounds of street vendors and garbage trucks. Be recognized with a smile by your local noodle-slinger.

If a city strikes your fancy, rent an apartment for a month and stick around for awhile.

Another advantage of worldwide Internet networking is that it allows us to exchange short-term apartments without going through an agent or company. Check the New York City craigslist sublet page and you’ll find plenty of Parisians happy to exchange their Left Bank apartment for a little temporary stepping stone on the Upper West Side. Though apartment exchanges are rare in Asia, there are plenty of expats and locals alike who will be vacating their adobe and happy to have someone trustworthy in ... Read More »

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Treat yo’ self: the world’s best local markets

Treat yo’ self: the world’s best local markets

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Although it’s tempting to seek out the golden arches of McDonalds or retreat to the familiarity of the nearest supermarket while overseas, we urge you to take a different path.

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Delicacies of Dong Da District you must try

by Lan Dương @ Restaurants in Hanoi

Have you known all the most delicious dishes in Dong Da district? If no, then let’s start reading the suggestions below to know exactly what you should eat in this street food paradise!

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29 things all travellers should be thankful for (yeah, even you!)

29 things all travellers should be thankful for (yeah, even you!)

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

It’s that time of year again, and while not all of us hail from the bountiful United States of A, we reckon everyone could do with a little extra gratitude

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The cost of traveling for two years.

by Jimmy @

“How much does it cost to travel for two years?” “How can you afford to go away for so long?” “Did you win the lottery or something?” These were the most commonly asked questions while I was travelling. My simple … Read all about it!

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How to be a Masaai warrior (in 5 easy steps)

How to be a Masaai warrior (in 5 easy steps)

by Ella Benjamin @ Geckos Tales

Here’s what we reckon it takes to be a badass Masaai warrior

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Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

3 of Everest’s tallest tales

3 of Everest’s tallest tales

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Did you hear the one about the dog who climbed Everest?

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A Study Reveals Singapore As The Most Expensive Holiday Destination – But Is This True?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

13 reasons to go cycling in Vietnam right now

13 reasons to go cycling in Vietnam right now

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A wise man (probably) once said: "He who travels in by bike has a way better time than he who travels on foot", and we're inclined to agree.

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7 fun facts about Vietnam you should know

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City – watitravel.com

Vietnam can be summed up as full of culture and history. Located on the South China Sea known, this Southeast Asian country is renowned for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas, and cities. Here are some facts about the countries: The...

8 Travel Destinations for the Chinese New Year Holidays in 2018

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

The big cities in Vietnam have a cafe culture that is virtually unknown to the rest of the world. Don’t expect a Chemex of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe with hints of blueberry and strawberry or an Aeropressed Kenyan. You might be able to locate one eventually, but not before tripping over scores of cafes serving up tumblers of coffee so dark it looks like used motor oil and smells like the most intense mocha you’ve ever had. It’s no secret that we love Vietnamese coffee and as a follow up to our very popular Saigon cafes list, we offer a list of some of our favorites in the northern capital city. Also be sure to check out our handy guide to ordering coffee in Vietnam.

So, in the event that you can’t find this guy rolling around town, keep scrolling and we’ve got ... Read More »

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8 things you wouldn’t expect to find in China

8 things you wouldn’t expect to find in China

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Ready to get some China learnin’? Here we go

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10 travel instagrammers who are actually rly good

10 travel instagrammers who are actually rly good

by Naomi Russo @ Geckos Tales

Ten extremely solid accounts that we know are sure to give you the wanderlusts

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10 places you should totally travel after exams

10 places you should totally travel after exams

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Sweet freedom

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Tran Quoc Pagoda: How to explore the cultural symbol of Vietnamese Buddhism

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Known as the Buddhist center of Thang Long citadel during the Ly and Tran dynasties with historical and architectural values, Tran Quoc Pagoda attracts many Buddhists, visitors, and both domestic and international tourists. In 2016, the Daily Mail (UK) listed Tran Quoc, the oldest temple in Hanoi at over 1,500 years old, in Top 16 […]

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48 hours in Hanoi: From 'Beer Corner' to the city's best banh

48 hours in Hanoi: From 'Beer Corner' to the city's best banh


The Independent

Why go now? Vietnam is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world, with the number of UK arrivals soaring to more than 200,000 this year as Brits took advantage of a new visa waiver programme, launched in January.

12 Fun Things to do in Pillerseetal, Tirol in Winter

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

Welcome to Pillerseetal! This valley in the heart of Austrian Tirol is not just beautiful, but also full of activities and things to do – not just skiing! Come and discover what to do in Tirol in winter with us! Heading back to Tirol was a bit of a homecoming for me. My father’s family […]

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Surviving a Working Holiday in Australia (Singapore Edition)

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

Thieves Are Targeting Luggage in Hong Kong’s Airport Buses

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Taking the Ferry from Greece to Turkey (to Greece)

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

Long historical enemies, the Turks and the Greeks, especially along the Aegean Sea, have more in common than many will

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Langkawi Night Market

by Robyn Wilson and Tim McDonald @ Weird Fishes

The night market in Langkawi, with a whole host of Malaysian goodies...

Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau by boat – sail down the Mekong Delta

by Tim McDonald @ Weird Fishes

For a quick getaway from the pollution and chaos of Ho Chi Minh City, most people plump for Vung Tau, Southeast of the city on the Mekong Delta coast.

Nepal: 21 photographs that will blow your mind

Nepal: 21 photographs that will blow your mind

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Enjoy, friends. This is Nepal

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The Clumsies On How They Became One Of The World’s Best Bars

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

The Clumsies is an all-day bar in the Greek capital of Athens. Currently ranked sixth in the world, their high-concept cocktail menu is changed annually. While their team continue to innovate at home, two of The Clumsies are here to launch a pop-up at the Park Hyatt Saigon. They touched down with a suitcase filled […]

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Sahara Desert Part I

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

Do you have a travel bucket list? Mine seems to get longer and longer as I discover new destinations. The Sahara Desert is one of those destinations that I’ve always wished to go to but didn’t know how to make it a reality. Morocco Holiday Packages made my bucket list trip come true with their […]

The ultimate travel fashion advice, as told by an ex-model

The ultimate travel fashion advice, as told by an ex-model

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

Back to basics: your ultimate travel fashion survival guide.

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Sherloft: An Instagrammable Hostel in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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

When looking for accommodations, the most important things for us are value, cleanliness, and location. When we find a place like Sherloft that's stylish on top of all that, it's a major plus. Highly recommended in Chiang Mai.

Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Here’s how to have the best time ever at Burma’s Inle lake

Here’s how to have the best time ever at Burma’s Inle lake

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

Inle Lake is a pretty spectacular place to spend some time. It's also a pretty spectacular place to do some stuff

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24 hours in Buenos Aires

24 hours in Buenos Aires

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

BA is for artists and lovers, dreamers and realists, foodies, fashionistas, shoppers, dancers, revolutionaries, historians and 24 hour party people.

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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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“Travel makes you happier than possessions” – science

“Travel makes you happier than possessions” – science

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

Scientists think experiences will make you happier than material stuff. Who are we to argue?

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Where to Study Chinese in Guilin and Yangshuo

by Luna Zhou @ Sapore di Cina

This article is dedicated to analyzing the best public and private educational establishments for studying Chinese in Guilin and Yangshuo, two incredible places to live in the Guangxi province. In addition, we will analyze the pros and cons of studying Chinese in these two places. If you’re interested in a more general overview of studying […]

The world hide-and-seek championship is officially on

The world hide-and-seek championship is officially on

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

One Mississippi...two Mississippi

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TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT HO CHI MINH CITY DURING TET

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Lunar New Year, or more commonly known as Tet, is a wondrous and prosperous time in Vietnam, and is an event that is anticipated throughout the year!  It marks the arrival of spring, a brand new start for many of life’s endeavours, and is a time to appreciate and spend time with family.  If you…

China Tours Guide: Everything you should know before booking your trip

by Furio Fu @ Sapore di Cina

In this article you’ll learn: What are the most popular China tours. How to spot an honest travel agency. What you should look at before booking a tour to China (visa arrangements, past customers’ referrals and so on). When you shall book a tour and when you shall travel by yourself. What are the pros […]

Uber in Mexico City: Everything You Need to Know

by Laura Bronner @ Eternal Expat

One of the biggest questions I get asked about visiting Mexico is how to get around the city. While I’ve written a pretty comprehensive post about all of the public transportation options in the city which you can read here, I want to talk more specifically about my favorite mode of transport. Uber in Mexico […]

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Ditch the Gold Coast: 4 Schoolies ideas to give you the feels

Ditch the Gold Coast: 4 Schoolies ideas to give you the feels

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

These hot spots are serious contenders for your Schoolies trip

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The Light Hotel Hanoi

by Lan Dương @ Restaurants in Hanoi

The Light Hotel is a 4 star category rated and it contains 89 fully furnished guest rooms with the most modernized European imported equipment.

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Heading to Asia? Here are 9 books you should definitely read

Heading to Asia? Here are 9 books you should definitely read

by Jen Welch @ Geckos Tales

Eat, Pray, Love makes a cheeky appearance

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8 reasons you should spend your uni break in Vietnam

8 reasons you should spend your uni break in Vietnam

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Reason #7: You get to say things like "Back in 'Nam..."

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Lucky Charms Is Discontinuing What Is Objectively Its Least Identifiable Marshmallow

Lucky Charms Is Discontinuing What Is Objectively Its Least Identifiable Marshmallow

by Mayukh Sen @ Munchies

It will be missed by the three people in the world who could tell what it was.

Travelling with anxiety (and learning to leave it behind)

Travelling with anxiety (and learning to leave it behind)

by Millie Lester @ Geckos Tales

I know what stress is. Anxiety, though? That’s a whole other wild and unbridled beast that rose up and clocked me in the noggin the minute I stepped on my first international flight

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18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

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

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

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Things to Do in Bilbao. Top 5 Picks for Your Next Trip to Spain

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

The largest city in the Basque Country, Bilbao is the kind of place that pulls you in slowly with its subtle charms and welcoming people. This former industrial heavyweight of northern Spain has been reborn as a modern day destination for lovers of fantastic foods and contemporary art amongst other things. You will be surprised at […]

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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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My 2018 Travel Wishlist

by Laura Bronner @ Eternal Expat

I love thinking about my future travels. I find myself constantly making lists, looking at flights on Skyscanner, seeing how much an Airbnb would cost in different locations, and then finally wondering when I should visit. I’m excited about 2018. I have a lot of plans to not only explore more of Mexico City, but […]

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Top 8 Islands in Malaysia You Should Visit at Least Once

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

How to survive your first trip to India (in 12 easy steps)

How to survive your first trip to India (in 12 easy steps)

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

There’s so much more to India than you might think. This includes stuff that - gulp - you might not be prepared for.

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Discover new Chinese learning tools with Mandarin Weekly: Interview with the founder Reuven Lerner

by Furio Fu @ Sapore di Cina

Today we interview Reuven Lerner, founder of Mandarin Weekly, a website (and weekly newsletter) that provides you the last news and tools for learning Chinese online. I discovered Mandarin Weekly years ago, while I was researching new Chinese learning tools for updating our articles on “Free Resources to Learn Chinese Online“. I’m a subscriber since […]

6 foolproof techniques for ditching your travel buddy

6 foolproof techniques for ditching your travel buddy

by Dean Harries @ Geckos Tales

Smoke bombs at the ready

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Thieves Are Targeting Luggage in Hong Kong’s Airport Buses

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Sichuan Magic Dust Popcorn Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Since late November, my friend Andrew Janjigian and I have made a total of about 55 batches of this popcorn. It’s his recipe, which he shared with me after I wrote about MSG in pho. When he realized that I was open to tinkering with monosodium glutamate in cooking, he sent the recipe to me....

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24 hours on the trans-Siberian railway

24 hours on the trans-Siberian railway

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Here’s our guide on how to occupy 24 hours on the greatest train journey on earth

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East-West Chicken Stock

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

For the most part, Asian meat broths and stocks rarely include a lot of vegetables. Onion and ginger and basically it. No carrot or celery. However, for the Paul Bocuse soup with truffles, I came up with this hybrid recipe. I made it in my Fagor Lux, but you can use an Instant Pot or...

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8 ultimate sights you should see in Marrakech

8 ultimate sights you should see in Marrakech

by Naomi Russo @ Geckos Tales

Unmissable things, by very definition, should not be missed. Here are some of those things in Marrakech.

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A day in the life of a Burmese street food enthusiast

A day in the life of a Burmese street food enthusiast

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

You’re a satay connoisseur, regularly grab Rogan Josh on the run, break fortune cookies by the handful and can smell Vietnamese mint from a mile off, but you’ve probably never said “let’s get Burmese for dinner tonight”.

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26 emotions you’ll feel on a long haul flight

26 emotions you’ll feel on a long haul flight

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

So many hours airbourne, so many emotions, so many gifs

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Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide


Travel + Leisure

“An com chua?”If you’re going to understand Vietnam and the Vietnamese, this three-word phrase is key. A friendly greeting exchanged throughout the day, it poses a seemingly mundane question: “Have...

How to Appreciate Durian Taste in Southeast Asia

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Travel to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - The Complete Guide

Travel to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - The Complete Guide


Sapore di Cina

The complete guide to visit Saigon, in Vietnam: How to get there, where to stay, what to see, do, eat, drink and much more!

Banh Mi - Restaurants in Hanoi

Banh Mi - Restaurants in Hanoi


Restaurants in Hanoi

Pickled vegetables, be they cucumbers, kimchi, peppers or, in the case of the banh mi, carrots and daikon, can make or break your lunchtime.

These Are The Most (And Least) Exciting Cities in The World

by Dina Malyana @ TripZilla Magazine

Jio Health Is Using Technology To Humanize Healthcare

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

Recent data reports show that by 2020, fifty percent of global healthcare expenditure will be used to treat the three leading causes of mortality—cardiovascular disease, cancer, and respiratory disease. To give you a little perspective, that’s about US $4 trillion. Globally, we’re also seeing a reduction in the number of hospital beds and decreased government […]

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Uber Taxi Vietnam Review Promo Code

by Phuquocisland @ Phu Quoc

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Review of Uber Taxi Vietnam – Promo Code (uberPhuQuoc) for Free $15 Ride Included This may sound too good to be true – free Uber Taxi rides, $15 credit to take taxi anywhere in Vietnam (Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City), no taxi booking fees, $1 discount off UberTaxi fares, 25% discount off UberTaxi fares. Initially I felt the same ... Read More

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Bai Tu Long Bay 4 days 3 nights

by Lan Dương @ Restaurants in Hanoi

This four day three night cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay is absolutely unique and impressive with many activities.

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Hanoi Opera House

by Tim McDonald @ Weird Fishes

Anyone who's been in Hanoi for a while has most likely sampled the best food and beer the old quarter can provide. While this is always good, sometimes it's nice to have an evening of culture.

7 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the East Coast

7 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the East Coast

by Carrie Pallardy @ Geckos Tales

Take a quick trip to somewhere awesome you’ve never been before

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Khoresh-e Fesenjan

Khoresh-e Fesenjan

by Farideh Sadeghin @ Munchies

This fragrant and simple Iranian stew is laced with pomegranate molasses and toasted walnuts, giving it a pleasant sweet and sour flavor.

Your crash course guide to: Honduras

Your crash course guide to: Honduras

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Exercise high degree of excitement

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Reserve for 12am - pickup 11pm?

by matt85 @ FlyerTalk Forums

I'm trying to book a car with Hertz for tonight. I missed adding it to my weekly business itinerary earlier. My booking portal and hertz.com / call-center show no availability for my pickup time, which is 11pm tonight. That's almost impossible as...

Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Hon Thom Island Fishing Village

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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Hon Thom Island: A look Back The new Phu Quoc Cable Car will bring Hon Thom Island into the global spotlight and plans for the transformation of this bean shaped island, Phu Quoc Districts second largest, into an ecotourism destination will be executed and thus forever transforming the land and the lives of all of Hon Thom's inhabitants.  Here is a look ... Read More

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10 tips for a good night’s sleep in a hostel

10 tips for a good night’s sleep in a hostel

by Millie Lester @ Geckos Tales

No more counting sheep

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24 hours in Panama City

24 hours in Panama City

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

With unmetered taxis, supreme coffee options and one of the world’s greatest engineering feats at your doorstep, there’s a lot to like about Panama City

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You should travel to South America in your 20s. Here’s why.

You should travel to South America in your 20s. Here’s why.

by Amber Dunlap @ Geckos Tales

What. A. Continent

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My Cheap Eats From New York

by Jimmy @

New York is huge. With the title of  most expensive city to live in the world,it also is America’s most densely populated city. With limited space within resident’s homes for kitchens, you’ll find most people either eating or “taking out” from … Read all about it!

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The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Bangkok, Thailand

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

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and its biggest city by far. It's a top tourist destination which is consistently ranked among the world's most visited cities. In fact, so popular and beloved is Bangkok that it was voted the "World's Best City" by Travel + Leisure magazine readers for four consecutive years. Spend a few days there and you'll get its appeal.

19 photos that prove Egypt is really wow

19 photos that prove Egypt is really wow

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Egypt. Home to ancient civilisations, mind-boggling landscapes, totally unbelievable architecture and a raft of utterly awesome travel experiences in waiting. If you're into that kind of thing.

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Sapa Unforgettable Trekking Tour 2D/3N

by Lan Dương @ Restaurants in Hanoi

We will trekking from Silver Water Fall, Love Water Fall and through beautiful terrace rice fields, landscapes, enjoying green beauty landscape and so fresh environment of natural reserve, then meeting smiling and warm-hearted Black Hmong and Red Dao people and taking with them to understand a bit more about their way of life, their customs.

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The most popular Saigon street food – Bánh mì

The most popular Saigon street food – Bánh mì


Eating Saigon!

Bánh Mì Huỳnh Hoa 26 Le Thi Rieng Street District 1 ***** Where is the best Bánh Mì in Saigon? I think I know. Bánh mì is among the most popular and ubiquitous street foods in Saigon. Walk any stre…

I think the food in Lima might be better than sex

I think the food in Lima might be better than sex

by Rachel Uberti @ Geckos Tales

Tips to help you leave Lima with some stimulating dining experiences

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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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Annapurna vs. Everest: which hike will you like?

Annapurna vs. Everest: which hike will you like?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

If you're already tossing up whether or not you should tackle Everest Base Camp or the Annapurna Circuit, good. You're on the right track.

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24 hours in split

24 hours in split

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There’s a real buzz about Split. It could be the sunshine, the food, the history, the views, the beautiful people. In truth, it's probably the lot

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The Layover: 24 Hours in New York City

by Sitti Maryam @ TripZilla Magazine

How to be an Instagram pro in 6 easy steps

How to be an Instagram pro in 6 easy steps

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Take your #wanderlust to the next level with the help of professional Instagrammer, Melissa Findley.

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Hong Kong: Ding Ding Diaries

by Nicky Almasy @ travel360

A colloquial term referring to Hong Kong’s century-old trams, ‘Ding Ding’ is derived from the…

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Bali Part III

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

The last stop of my Bali trip was in Canggu.  Canggu is the place that probably comes to mind when you think of Bali: Surfing, yoga, and vegan cafes.  When I went to Bali 12 years ago, I stayed in Kuta which was the main tourist hub and Canggu was only inhabited by locals.  Today, […]

How this group of musicians is making the world a better place – one gig at a time

How this group of musicians is making the world a better place – one gig at a time

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

They’re completely self-sustainable – a travelling community of artists and musicians- and they call themselves The Soulfire Project

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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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These Are The Most (And Least) Exciting Cities in The World

by Dina Malyana @ TripZilla Magazine

Sustainable Tourism & Responsible Travel – A Year in Review

by Malte Blas @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

On the 3rd of January 2017, the UNWTO officially declared the beginning of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Under the slogan TRAVEL ENJOY RESPECT, tourism organizations, government agencies and private businesses alike committed themselves to creating positive change within the travel industry. As a leading tour operator and destination management company in […]

London’s cheapest (and weirdest) eats

London’s cheapest (and weirdest) eats

by Dean Harries @ Geckos Tales

Can London really let go of its affluent reputation and allow us penny-pinching vagabonds to enjoy decent grub? Of course it can

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16 nuggets of travel wisdom (and trash) from twitter

16 nuggets of travel wisdom (and trash) from twitter

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Twitter: home to Justin Bieber's ego, trolls, swathes of useless information, cat pictures and, when you dig a little deeper, some interesting takes on the world of travel.

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Is this Japan’s coolest samurai city? All signs point to yes

Is this Japan’s coolest samurai city? All signs point to yes

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Pump up the Kill Bill soundtrack and let’s get started. Here's 7 good reasons to pop in on Kanazawa next time you're in the Land of the Rising Sun

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Top 5 Underground Shopping Malls in South Korea

by Begum Khalida @ TripZilla Magazine

8 reasons India will blow your mind

8 reasons India will blow your mind

by Hayley Griffiths @ Geckos Tales

When it comes to India, 'crazy' is an understatement.

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Weekday Wanderlust: Mexico City

Weekday Wanderlust: Mexico City

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Pack your bags, amigos.

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Get in my belly: the best American sammiches

Get in my belly: the best American sammiches

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It takes many names: sarnie, sanga, sammich, sammie; and takes many, many forms. Your first exposure to the sandwich may have been as a child – a peanut butter affair, perhaps – the crusts lovingly removed and disposed of; or your first sandwich may have been encountered in your lunchbox at school – a cheese

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Antwerp

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

My philosophy on travel is when a friend invites you to stay with them, you accept. I love traveling to places where I know someone; it makes the whole experience so much more fun and meaningful. I love seeing a place through a local’s lens. I’ve been to Capetown, Istanbul, LA, SF, Seattle, Korea with […]

Mauricio Alves’ Chameleonic Gema Architecture And Interior Design

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Gema’s General Director, Mauricio Alves, works with his multinational team in a house style defined by its indefinability. The architecture and interior design company were commissioned to design Le Club Bar at the historic Hanoi Sofitel Legend Metropole, NAMO’s artisanal Italian pizzeria, El Gaucho’s macho neo-industrial Argentinian steakhouses, and the Maharajah’s palace opulence of Tajmasago Indian […]

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6 Reasons to Budget Travel at Least Once in a Lifetime

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Since we turned our lives upside down back in 2016, budget travel has opened our eyes to so many things and made us appreciate the world around us more. Try it and you will see. It might be hard at times, but in the long run not only will it make you a travel budgeting […]

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How climate change is already disrupting lives in the Mekong Delta

by Robyn Wilson @ Weird Fishes

Farmers in the tropical southern region of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta today continue to build dams around their fields to protect the land from severe weather.

The Top VPNs for China: How to access Facebook and Whatsapp behind the Great Wall

by Sborto Zhou @ Sapore di Cina

Using a VPN is the only way to access Facebook and all the other websites blocked in China. Read our review of the top VPNs for China (updated every month)

The Best Sandwich in the world: Saigon's Banh Mi Thit

The Best Sandwich in the world: Saigon's Banh Mi Thit


Back of the Bike Tours

Put some Pate on It : The Banh Mi and Where to find the best In Saigon

The other way to Machu Picchu: a guide to tackling the Quarry Trail

The other way to Machu Picchu: a guide to tackling the Quarry Trail

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Though the 'classic' Inca Trail gets a lot of press, the Quarry Trail is a pretty damn fine alternative.

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10 simple tips to get the travel photos of your dreams

10 simple tips to get the travel photos of your dreams

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Taking good photos whilst travelling can be hard. This makes it heaps easier.

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We Can Honestly Say We Have Never Wanted to Go to Turin So Badly

by Chris Newens @ Roads & Kingdoms

The wine bar that contains all of Piedmont's landscape and its social history, waiting to be uncorked.

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Siem Reap Vegan Villa

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Back in January 2014, we gave up our lives in the UK and set off on an indefinite vegan travel adventure which without a doubt, turned out to be awesome. We visited multiple countries in Asia and then seemed to get happily stuck in Cambodia, where we set up Siem Reap Vegan Villa. We love to […]

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Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City: where should you visit first? | Travel Feature

Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City: where should you visit first? | Travel Feature


Rough Guides

Vietnam’s two main cities lie more than one thousand kilometres apart. Can’t choose which one to visit? Here’s our lowdown on how they differ.

What to Do in Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City - 7 Insider Tips

What to Do in Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City - 7 Insider Tips


The Crowded Planet

Are you looking for what to do in Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City? Here are 7 Insider Tips from Saigon locals, expats and city lovers, to help you enjoy the city!

An unforgettable night in the Sahara

An unforgettable night in the Sahara

by Ciara Johnson @ Geckos Tales

Camels, mint tea, and sleeping under the stars? Yes please.

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Why you 100% have to visit Miyajima Island in Japan

Why you 100% have to visit Miyajima Island in Japan

by Cynthia Chou @ Geckos Tales

A gem unlike any other in Japan

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding The Islands Of Phu Quoc

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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Make it at home: pollo taco recipe

Make it at home: pollo taco recipe

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

We've eaten a fair few tacos in our time and we love them all equally. One of the easiest to make at home, however, is the humble pollo (chicken) taco. Here's how to do it at home.

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12 London instagrammers you should be following. Stat.

12 London instagrammers you should be following. Stat.

by Hannah Foster @ Geckos Tales

London has never looked so filtered.

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17 pics that’ll make you want to visit Morocco

17 pics that’ll make you want to visit Morocco

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

If a picture says a thousand words, this article is technically 17,000 words long

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12 of the weirdest airports you’ve ever seen

12 of the weirdest airports you’ve ever seen

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travel and airports. They’re intrinsically linked. Love ’em or hate ’em, there’s simply no avoiding ’em (unless you swim). There’s loads of splashy, flashy ones that make you so relaxed you’ll forget about the seven hour layover. But today we’re going to look at some of the world’s weirdest. 1. Qamdo Bangda Airport, Qamdo, Tibet If

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5 awesome things to do in Kathmandu (that aren’t epic hikes)

5 awesome things to do in Kathmandu (that aren’t epic hikes)

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Kathman-don't miss out!

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In a Ho Chi Minh City corner, all things Hanoi

In a Ho Chi Minh City corner, all things Hanoi


Thanh Nien Daily

The Banh Mi Hanoi shop on Nguyen Thien Thuat Street is a welcome sensory feast for every Hanoian.

How to drink beer and eat food in south East Asia

How to drink beer and eat food in south East Asia

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

If you think you know how to drink beer and eat food in SE Asia, think again.

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Go Temple Hopping in Chiang Mai Old City, Thailand

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

Many people who visit Chiang Mai do bucket-list-worthy activities like visiting an elephant sanctuary or attending the Yee Peng or Songkran festivals. But there's a lot you can do within the Old City as well, less epic but equally memorable things like cafe hopping or conversing with monks.

Saigon Seductions

Saigon Seductions


The Traveler's Lunchbox

Would you believe a sandwich brought us to Saigon?

Why you should go live on an island in Cambodia

Why you should go live on an island in Cambodia

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Put de lime in de coconut and drink it all up

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How to escape the crowds at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat

How to escape the crowds at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat

by Elle Gillard @ Geckos Tales

Keep these secrets in your back pocket.

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Making The Artwork For Suboi’s 2.7 EP

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

“This is the kind of project that inspires people to become designers,” Greg Jewett, Rice’s Creative Director, smiles. He’s talking about making the artwork for Suboi’s 2.7 EP, a cathartic coming-of-age record from the “Queen of Vietnamese hip-hop.” The finished cover is a strange, beguiling image most likely unnoticed by listeners streaming the three songs—the […]

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Beyond the baguette: France's food legacy in Vietnam - Tuoi Tre News

Beyond the baguette: France's food legacy in Vietnam - Tuoi Tre News


Tuoi Tre News

It has been more than six decades since the end of French colonial rule in Vietnam, but when President Francois Hollande arrives this week he'll struggle to avoid a quintessential legacy of his country's rule: the baguette

Wi-Fi free zone: 7 essential offline apps for travellers

Wi-Fi free zone: 7 essential offline apps for travellers

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Let’s be honest, Internet is the biggest rip-off when you’re travelling. Fear not amigos, here’s seven apps that have your back for those wifi-free moments in life (not that they’re a bad thing)

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Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau by boat – sail down the Mekong Delta

by Tim McDonald @ saigon – Weird Fishes

For a quick getaway from the pollution and chaos of Ho Chi Minh City, most people plump for Vung Tau, Southeast of the city on the Mekong Delta coast.

Art from the Streets: Celebrating 40 Years of Street Art

by Danny Lau @ travel360

There has always been a negative impression surrounding graffiti art, seen as just an excuse for rebellious teenagers to deface public property. However, the people behind ArtScience Museum hope to dispel this perception and shine a positive light on it. Art from the Streets is by far the boldest exhibition organized here and especially in Singapore where public disobedience is frowned upon.

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My first Geckos trip to Bali: Expectations vs. reality

My first Geckos trip to Bali: Expectations vs. reality

by Juliann Cheryl @ Geckos Tales

So, this is for all of you wondering if you should book a small group adventure. The answer is yes. Yes, you should.

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7 strange and epic things to do in Cambodia

7 strange and epic things to do in Cambodia

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Yes, ogling Angkor Wat, feeling humbled at the Killing Fields, and eating your body weight in amok are Cambodian essentials, but there’s a few must-do things for those of us who dabble in the wilder side of life. Though there are many daredevilish experiences to be found exclusively in Cambodia, I’ve come up with a

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Have Your Own Super Bowl: Host a Cookbook Club Pho Party!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Meet Kristin. She’s sitting in front of four (4!) bowls of homemade pho. How did she manage to score that kind of jackpot? She and her husband Eric, along with a group of friends, have a private cookbook club. “Most of us went to college together so it’s a great way to stay connected,” she...

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Inca trail permits are up, guys. Here’s all the deets

Inca trail permits are up, guys. Here’s all the deets

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It's on. It's on like Donkey Kong.

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This couple turned a school bus into a nomadic hostel

This couple turned a school bus into a nomadic hostel

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Yes, it is as cool as it sounds

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My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

The Cu Chi Tunnels – A testament to Vietnamese resilience

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The Cu Chi Tunnels A sprawling network of tunnels spanning nearly 200km, The Cu Chi tunnels expand from close to the border of Cambodia to the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City. The tunnel system also included hospitals, schools, dormitories and strategy rooms. The scale of the network was underestimated by […]

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8 of Vietnam and Cambodia’s best street foods

8 of Vietnam and Cambodia’s best street foods

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

Cambodia and Vietnam are home to more deliciousness than you could begin to imagine. Also, memes.

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Why Italy might be your spirit country

Why Italy might be your spirit country

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Brace yourself. Wanderlust incoming

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Making the Most of Asia’s Temples

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Whether the beautiful and ancient complexes of Angkor Wat, the pagoda spattered plains of Bagan, or any of the multitudes of temples, shrines and pagodas in the cities or countryside; temples are synonymous with any adventure in Asia. Make the most of your temple tours in this dynamic and diverse region by reading this quick […]

Dandeli: In Search of Hornbills

by travel 3Sixty° @ travel360

Bengaluru-based photographer and blogger Debashish Das captures the majestic wildlife of India’s Karnataka state in…

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Best Banh Mi Sandwiches In Ho Chi Minh City Saigon

Best Banh Mi Sandwiches In Ho Chi Minh City Saigon


Phu Quoc

Cheap, tasty, savory, and yummy. Here are the 5 best Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwich eateries in Ho Chi Minh City bar none.

Exploring Chiang Rai, Thailand: On Temples, a Golden Clock Tower, and Dancing Shrimp at the Night Bazaar

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

Major attractions like Wat Rong Khun and Baan Dam Museum are located outside of the city, but there are a few lesser known temples you can visit within the city's limits. They aren't as spectacular as the White Temple but they do make for a pleasant few hours of temple hopping without the distraction of crowds.

Spiced Persimmon and Ginger Muffin Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

My parents adore bargains, especially the ones at their local Salvation Army on Wednesdays, when seniors receive a 25 percent discount. On October 12, 2016, they scored a charming set of English Royal Wessex Red Willow dishes for about $22 (discounted from the original $29.50). They bought it with the intention of gifting it to...

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It’s Back!

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

5 Things Laura Loves is BACK! I created 5 things waaaay back when I started this blog to take notice of the little things in life that I loved and made me happy. It was 5 things because I made a point of shouting out one thing for each day of the week and I would […]

London Pass Review (2018) Pro Tips and Itineraries

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Our London Pass Review will help you to decide if it’s worth getting one for your visit to London in 2018. We’ll give you a full list of London Pass attractions and prices to breakdown exactly how this London sightseeing pass works and if it’s good value for you. I’ve (Charlie here!) worked at attractions […]

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How to Have a Hot Dinner Date with Yourself

How to Have a Hot Dinner Date with Yourself

by Alison Stevenson @ Munchies

Why go through the experience of an awkward first date, worrying about whether or not your suitor might be a serial killer when you can date yourself? Who says you can't have a romantic meal all alone?

Delta Skymiles upgrade - Comfort vs First Class

by Global0330 @ FlyerTalk Forums

Hi guys I recently received Silver Medallion status on Delta for the first time. I know pretty much the only perk of this lowest level is the (slight) chance of an upgrade. I was curious- I have the option to choose both an upgrade to Delta...

How to get over the post-holiday blues (in 10 easy steps)

How to get over the post-holiday blues (in 10 easy steps)

by Urban Adventures @ Geckos Tales

Now you’re home, and the relief you first felt at returning to your own bed is waning. Here’s our unscientific guide to beating the blahs

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So hot right now: the world’s top travel trends in 2016

So hot right now: the world’s top travel trends in 2016

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Want some aloe vera for that travel burn

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Here's where to find Vietnam's best bowl of pho

Here's where to find Vietnam's best bowl of pho


Adventure.com

Is there anywhere else in Southeast Asia that gives a traveler's tastebuds more to be excited about?

6 reasons why you should book a trip to Mexico asap

6 reasons why you should book a trip to Mexico asap

by Britt Skrabanek @ Geckos Tales

This is what you’re missing out on—and why you, amiga or amigo, should book a trip to Mexico…now

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Travel to Huaquan Art & Cultural Village

by Furio Fu @ Sapore di Cina

We receive and publish this article from Andrew, how works at the Hua Quan Village. You can find more information on their website or Facebook page. Hua Quan Village is an art and cultural village located in Mount Longhu, south of Yingtan, in Jiangxi Province. The famous Dragon Tiger Mountain is one of China’s many […]

It’s official: these are the 10 cities with the hottest locals

It’s official: these are the 10 cities with the hottest locals

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Get them while they're hot

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ASEAN’S Hopes For Visa-Free Travel to EU May Become A Reality

by Begum Khalida @ TripZilla Magazine

La Santé Hotel & Spa

by Lan Dương @ Restaurants in Hanoi

La Santé Hotel & Spa is the newest member of the Serenity Hotel Group.

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Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Incheon International Airport Terminal 2

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Best Budget Airlines Mexico

by Laura Bronner @ Eternal Expat

There are three main budget airlines in Mexico. There are one or two that are worth your time and money and one that really isn’t (in my opinion). After living in Mexico City for almost two years and spending tons of time flying between different cities in the country, I’ve now flown on every one […]

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Into the wild: Borneo like you’ve never seen it before (video)

Into the wild: Borneo like you’ve never seen it before (video)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

We decided that the film crew should do everything a Geckos traveller would do; sleep in treehouses, cruise the Kinabatangan River and climb a mountain

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The top five rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City

The top five rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City

by Hannah Foster @ Geckos Tales

The best bars to be found above the banh mis.

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Something Feels Very Wrong About a Pub This Far into the Australian Outback Serving Iced Lattes

by Ciaran Dermott @ Roads & Kingdoms

"The first and last hotel in the Northern Territory."

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Op La La!

Op La La!


EatingAsia

Every morning on the pavement just outside our house in Saigon's District 1 a vendor arranged eight tiny plastic stools around a makeshift cooker. There, from about 630 until 10 in the morning, she served order after order of op...

The X-isles: 10 other-worldly destinations right here on planet earth

The X-isles: 10 other-worldly destinations right here on planet earth

by Cam Hassard @ Geckos Tales

Who needs the moon when you've got Mendenhall Glacier and Socotra Island? Nobody. That's who.

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Ho ho go: our ultimate Christmas travel gift guide

Ho ho go: our ultimate Christmas travel gift guide

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

We're gonna find out who's naughty or nice

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Welcome to El Sal, your new favourite destination

Welcome to El Sal, your new favourite destination

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

That Central America, he's so hot right now.

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Rain!

by Robyn Wilson and Tim McDonald @ saigon – Weird Fishes

Rain season has well and truly begun in Saigon. When it rains here, it rains hard.

5 Places in Ho Chi Minh City to Get Your Banh Mi Fix

5 Places in Ho Chi Minh City to Get Your Banh Mi Fix


TripZilla

Bahn mi can be found pretty much everywhere in HCMC, but if you want to try the best, this list will tell you where to go.

5 reasons why Rio is the coolest city in South America

5 reasons why Rio is the coolest city in South America

by Melissa Ariganello @ Geckos Tales

Beaches, parties and so much more

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6 packing mistakes every first time traveller makes

6 packing mistakes every first time traveller makes

by Courtney Smith @ Geckos Tales

Packing problems, like elevators, are easy to run into. Here's how to steer clear of the mistakes.

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How to Enjoy University of British Columbia on a Student Budget

by Jihan Estrella @ TripZilla Magazine

Why it’s important to travel when you’re young: the statistics

Why it’s important to travel when you’re young: the statistics

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travelling whilst you’re young is probably the best thing you can do with your time. And because we’re kicking off our ULTIMATE TRAVEL ADVENTURE competition, we thought it was a good time to share this information with you

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Mũi Né – It’s a gas

by Tim McDonald @ saigon – Weird Fishes

This little coastal town is an ideal beach spot for Saigoners who need a little break from the pollution and chaos of the big city...

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep: My Favorite Temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai may not be as unique as Chiang Rai's White Temple, or as grand as Wat Pho in Bangkok, but for me, it's the most beautiful. It's a striking temple and my favorite thus far in Thailand.

31 emotions only travellers will understand

31 emotions only travellers will understand

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

As a company that runs trips all over the world, we feel pretty qualified to try and summarise how it feels to take your first trip. So we did, with gifs.

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Tick And Pick’s Novelty Gifts For Tasteful Tourists

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

In 2017, Vietnam saw 12,922,251 international visitors exit its airports’ terminals looking to get a taste of what the country is all about. That number is an increase of 29.1% over the same period last year according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. As new guests continue rolling into Vietnam, the demand for […]

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Cpu eligible not showing up

by hockey7711 @ FlyerTalk Forums

I have several reservations, most show cpu eligible both on the website and app. One reservation does not say it. It's a regular fare not basic economy.

6 beauty products you need while travelling

6 beauty products you need while travelling

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Because, who are we kidding: we all need some sort of beauty hit.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Latin America’s best party cities

Latin America’s best party cities

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

From beachside reggaeton to back alley salsa, tango in hidden nightclubs and backyard samba competitions, Central and South America sure knows how to party

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8 reasons Costa Rica is even more awesome than you thought

8 reasons Costa Rica is even more awesome than you thought

by Urban Adventures @ Geckos Tales

As if you needed any more reason to visit this uber-special South American land.

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The Ultimate Guide to Luxury Travel in Vietnam

by Malte Blas @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

If you are looking for the perfect combination of culture, relaxation and adventure, then Vietnam offers one of the most unique luxury travel experiences in Southeast Asia. From the elegant heritage hotels of Hanoi and Saigon, to the exotic mystique of Halong Bay and Vietnam’s exclusive island resorts, luxury travel in Vietnam provides the perfect […]

The Sushi Chef: Culichi Town

The Sushi Chef: Culichi Town

by Culichi Town @ Munchies

From deep-fried crab and shrimp rolls to a live Norteño band to cream cheese everything, LA's Culichi Town is definitely not your typical sushi restaurant.

Surviving a New Zealand Working Holiday (Singapore Edition)

by Michelle Liew @ TripZilla Magazine

The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

4 reasons why you should definitely go to Goa

4 reasons why you should definitely go to Goa

by Melanie Ewan @ Geckos Tales

White sand beaches, palm trees, and the Arabian Sea. Ah, beautiful Goa

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Old meets new: an epic Instagram tour of turkey

Old meets new: an epic Instagram tour of turkey

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

We picked 13 photos from (our own) Instagram that'll make you want to go to Turkey right now.

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Facty things: 10 facts about Egypt

Facty things: 10 facts about Egypt

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There’s old, and then there’s Egypt old. It’s a whole new level of old. Even Cairo has been around since 969 CE (that’s just like BC but more politically correct).

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Must-know things when traveling Hanoi on Tet holiday

by Lan Dương @ Restaurants in Hanoi

If you had to pick one holiday of the year as the most important to Vietnamese, the Tet Nguyen Dan would be the one. If you are planning to visit Hanoi, the Vietnam's capital on Tet, here are 5 things that you probably should know.

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baggage fee for United Premier Silver traveling on Hawaiian Air

by kay_jay @ FlyerTalk Forums

I am traveling with Hawaiian Airlines. Wanted to know what is the baggage fees if I am a United Premier Silver member and my reservation has my United MileagePlus #?

10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Shake it off: a travel guide to hand-holding

Shake it off: a travel guide to hand-holding

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

Much of travel’s allure hinges upon a return to days of child-like wonder in the face of all that is foreign and new.

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24 hours in Rio de Janeiro

24 hours in Rio de Janeiro

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Rio de Janeiro. So cool there have been cars, knickers, and even Duran Duran songs named after it.

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The Real Dubai

by Govind Dhar @ Roads & Kingdoms

An Iranian family run-restaurant retains the old-world customs of a yesteryear culture, now almost lost in the modern metropolis of Dubai.

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Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart 2017

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

I recently had the opportunity to participate in Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart, the 4th annual such event, in Bhopal, India,

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Prepare for chills: this is non-humans of New York

Prepare for chills: this is non-humans of New York

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

Because animals have interesting backstories too.

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What the one item you can’t travel without says about you

What the one item you can’t travel without says about you

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

We admit it. We travellers can be just a little judgmental when we see the things that you just can’t leave home without.

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10 things to do in HCM City

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City – watitravel.com

The whirlwind formally known as Saigon is a hot, noisy, dynamic city that rarely sleeps, with a complex history and plenty of cultures to soak up. Here are 10 ways to make the most of a visit, according to The...

2017 Gift Guide for Curious and Obsessive Cooks

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Looking for last-minute ideas for a favorite cook? That may entail gifting yourself (!), a friend, or family member. This year, I found myself obsessing about certain kitchen tools and cooking appliances. Maybe it was an escape from the political roller coaster that we’ve all been on — no matter what your affiliation or inclination...

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8 Travel Destinations for the Chinese New Year Holidays in 2018

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Travel bragger vs social addict. Which one are you?

Travel bragger vs social addict. Which one are you?

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

It's like a social experiment, but without all the science

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Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi has complex layers of culture to distinguish itself from others big cities in Vietnam. The border between the ancient Hanoi and the Hanoi of modernity and luxury one is not chaotic but unusually remarkable: With a walk down the same street, one can admire an antique Buddhist temple and soon after, the French architecture […]

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Mini TR to HEL

by MrsBiggles @ FlyerTalk Forums

Hi, I'm planning to do a mini Tierpoint run to HEL. Going out on the BA798, returning BA795 the following day. So I got about 7 hours+ waiting/sleeping time at HEL. Ideally, I'd like to use one of the GoSleep pods, which are after security. I...

Coffee growers in Laos are turning to organic farming

by Robyn Wilson @ Weird Fishes

Rural coffee farmers across southern Laos are sharing sustainable agricultural practices to protect both their land and health from chemical farming methods.

Cu Chi tunnels by boat – Something a little different

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn A trip to Ho Chi Minh City would not be complete without a trip to the incredible Cu Chi tunnels. Most people travel to the Cu Chi tunnels by bus. But, there is a more stylish way to make the 70km journey north west of Ho Chi Minh City. Travel to […]

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HangMy Boutique Hotel

by Lan Dương @ Restaurants in Hanoi

HangMy Boque Hotel is a modern hotel in Hanoi offering rooms with wooden flooring and free WiFi. Guests enjoy free daily coffee and can feast on Western and Asian dishes at the on-site restaurant.

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Peaches and Wheat Doesn’t Have Quite the Same Ring To It, But Trust Us, It’s Delicious

by Ketki Sharangpani @ Roads & Kingdoms

A sweet drink with a nice, chewy texture.

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Winter Inspo

by Laura @ Miss Buttercup

I’ve always suffered from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) but then again who hasn’t?  I’m one of those New Yorkers who has always hated Winter but I’m really trying to embrace it this year. I’m looking at this time as a great opportunity to stay indoors to refresh, to read, and to plan. None-the-less, being indoors […]

Hanoi Street Food: Into Capital’s Cuisine with a food connoisseur

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Google Maps can easily show you top tier restaurants with a few strokes on a smartphone, but it still struggles to pinpoint the location of Hanoi street food vendors. Hanoi’s small stands rarely have a specific address or really, any desgination at all. They are located in unsuspecting alleys, hidden within unpopular parks, or spotted […]

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Turkey mythbusting: everything you know is wrong

Turkey mythbusting: everything you know is wrong

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

If Turkey was a TV show, the following points could be considered ‘spoilers’.

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Custom made? Yes Please! A Guide to Custom Tailoring in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

If you haven’t already heard, Vietnam is a superstar manufacturing country.  In the last several years, many multinational companies have created manufacturing facilities in Vietnam, solidifying the country’s superstar status.  The direct consequence of this is a huge reservoir of skilled and knowledgeable workers who can do everything from shoemaking, jewelry making, dress tailoring, suit…

Reading on the road: 5 inspirational travel books

Reading on the road: 5 inspirational travel books

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Because getting lost in a new book is right up there with getting lost in a new city.

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How to shoot like a pro: tips from photographer Maja Zonjic

How to shoot like a pro: tips from photographer Maja Zonjic

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

"Owning the most expensive gear won’t make you a better photographer" and other advice from documentary photographer Maja Zonjic

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A Singaporean’s Guide to the Work and Holiday Visa Programme in Australia

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

Our vegan fine dining experience at the highest hotel in the world

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Can we all just stop for a minute so we can talk about our vegan fine dining experience at the highest hotel in the world? You can probably tell it was exciting for us, right? Being anywhere that is the highest, tallest, biggest, hottest, smallest etc in the whole entire world always makes us a […]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Saigon’s much-anticipated first street food zone opens for business

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City – watitravel.com

Peace at last for some vendors who will no longer have to play cat and mouse with officers enforcing the city’s sidewalk campaign. Ho Chi Minh City opened its first street food zone in District 1 on Monday as part...

Quick fix: 3 awesome animal videos

Quick fix: 3 awesome animal videos

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Procrastinate from whatever it is you're supposed to be doing, and head to Uganda, Peru and Kenya in under a minute

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FC to CPT - which lounge.

by Spadge55 @ FlyerTalk Forums

So .. off to CPT in March in First.This must be a regular issue... no Concorde room access in T3 ..so how is T3 FC lounge and is it worth a T5 check in and transfer to T3?

How to Eat Your Way in Sintra in One Day

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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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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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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Conquering Kinabalu: trekking Borneo’s biggest peak

Conquering Kinabalu: trekking Borneo’s biggest peak

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

We sent a few lucky Geckos travellers and a film crew up Kinabalu, and they seemed to have an exhaustingly epic time. Here's how they did it

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Chilean volcano loses its cool, insane video ensues

Chilean volcano loses its cool, insane video ensues

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Geckos advises travellers to not travel to Chile's Villarica Volcano. Because it is erupting.

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Japanese dads jumping next to their daughters is awesome

Japanese dads jumping next to their daughters is awesome

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

The internet's next hottest trend. Maybe.

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6 reasons you should do an African safari while you’re young

6 reasons you should do an African safari while you’re young

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

You should probably get started stat

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4 new things to do in Saigon

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City – watitravel.com

The southern metropolis is diversifying its tourism products. See if it has something that you may find interesting. Tradition Medicine District The streets of Luong Nhu Hoc, Trieu Quang Phuc and Hai Thuong Lan Ong are now worth a visit....

Chinese Tourist Visa (L Visa) – The complete guide

by Furio Fu @ Sapore di Cina

Need help to get your Chinese visa? Click here to find out more! If you need information about how to obtain a tourist visa (or L visa) for China, you’ve come to the right place. If instead you’re interested in another type of visa (work, student, business, etc) then click here to read our complete […]

Phorrito Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

  My husband and I were both skeptical, but for the sake of pho, we went to try the phorrito at Komodo in Los Angeles. It was December 2016, a couple days before Christmas. I posted a photo of myself eating the unusual noodle soup wrap on Instagram. There was curiosity, some disbelief, and a...

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How Many Days of Leave Do You Get Compared to Other Countries?

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Meet Lombok: Bali’s charming, charismatic and super hot cousin

Meet Lombok: Bali’s charming, charismatic and super hot cousin

by Joy Hui Lin @ Geckos Tales

Livin' la vida Lombok.

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Our 7 Favourite Responsible Hiking Tips

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

Welcome to our responsible hiking tips! There are two things we really love when it comes to travel – hiking and ecotourism. Every time we travel, we aim to combine the two – here we tell you how to do it! Anything we do in our daily lives leaves a carbon footprint behind – the […]

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“Drive-by Shooting” in Madhya Pradesh, India

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

I traveled to Central India for a chance to see tigers in the wild. Madhya Pradesh, a central state, has

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How to stick to your travel resolutions & win at life

How to stick to your travel resolutions & win at life

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Resolve to stick to your goals, yo.

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Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - The Hungry Suitcase

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - The Hungry Suitcase


The Hungry Suitcase

VIETNAMThe Scene: Forget your images of defensive, agrarian Vietnam. The sexy, colorful, neon-lit streets of booming Saigon are abuzz with a young, exotic flair. The food in Vietnam is exciting, fresh, bright, and much healthier than that of most of its Southeast Asian neighbors. Talent from throughout Vietnam is flocking here for new opportunity. Good news: these newcomers are bringing their local recipes with them and setting up shop on the street corners of Vietnam’s largest city. In Saigon, you can eat Hanoi-style chicken soup (pho ga) for breakfast, shrimp-covered rice cakes from Hue (banh beo) for lunch and southern-style seafood-stuffed crepes (banh xeo) for dinner. Throughout the day, be the architect of your own snack at one of the countless banh mi carts (French baguettes expose the city’s colonial history) and nibble on fresh spring rolls handmade on nearly ... Read More »

6 tips on how to win at travel photography

6 tips on how to win at travel photography

by David Nagle @ Geckos Tales

While we’re not all just aiming for Insta and Facebook Likes, everyone still wants amazing travel photos to remember their trip and show their friends – to wow them, inspire them, and maybe make them more than a teensy bit jealous. But short of hiring a professional photographer to tag along (yes, apparently that’s a thing now),

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What it actually looks like to trek in Nepal, Geckos style (photos)

What it actually looks like to trek in Nepal, Geckos style (photos)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Picture this

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

Geckos traveller treks Everest base camp, makes awesome video

Geckos traveller treks Everest base camp, makes awesome video

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

If there was any achievement worth documenting, it would undoubtedly be that time you conquered Everest Base Camp. Right? So when talented traveller Nicole Van Heeswyk decided to don her hiking boots, she made a savvy decision and threw her camera in too. What resulted was a rad little video taking you day-by-day on a Geckos Nepal

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Suggestions and reviews for Mekong Delta Tour – Can Tho

by Mr Thien @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn If you long to find an experience, an especially countryside river rounded trial, congratulation! A Can Tho/Mekong Delta tour is what you’re looking for. Can Tho – Mekong Delta Tour Review – Cai Rang Market Cai Rang Market can’t be more suitable to start a Mekong Delta Tour. Recognized as the […]

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8 things about Buddhism you never learned in school

8 things about Buddhism you never learned in school

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Animal transfiguration, super strength hair follicles, self-mummification, power of the mind dry-cleaning - welcome to Buddhism school, rookie.

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25 Malta Pictures to Inspire You to Book Your Next Trip

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Have you been to the home of some of the oldest monuments on earth? Have you ever heard of this tiny rock in the south of Europe boasting 3000+ sunshine hours a year? If not, we hope that these 25 Malta pictures will inspire your next trip to the Mediterranean island. Hugged by rugged coastline, […]

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Take Your $10 Cold-Pressed Juice and Shove It, We Know a Guy With a Trunk Full of Herbal Remedies

by Kamakshi Ayyar @ Roads & Kingdoms

For a second I wonder how prudent it is to drink something sold out of the back of a stranger’s car.

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8 places you definitely shouldn’t take travel photos

8 places you definitely shouldn’t take travel photos

by Katrina Imbruglia @ Geckos Tales

Back away from the camera. Put down that filter. Slowly lower your ridiculously oversized iPhone 6+ to the ground. Sure we all want to be heroes on Insta, but do you really want to be that guy who posts pics of locals trying to bathe in peace or takes a selfie at a cremation? This is

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How to spend 24 hours in Athens

How to spend 24 hours in Athens

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

Athens is the birthplace of democracy, home of the Olympic Games, and played a pivotal role in early philosophy, art, theatre and souvlakis

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The Best Banh Mi in Saigon - Did You Know All Of Them?

The Best Banh Mi in Saigon - Did You Know All Of Them?


Vinaday Travel - A Leading Tour Operator

Vietnam Travel is always a must-visit destination of many tourists who love to discover and get interesting experiences of cultures in Asia.

How to tip in 11 countries around the world

How to tip in 11 countries around the world

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Need a hot tip? Read this

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How to Plan for the Yee (Yi) Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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

After experiencing Yee Peng in 2017, I wanted to write an article describing the ins and outs of the festival, something that could answer important questions about the event in a single post. If you're looking to attend the 2018 Yee Peng Festival, then I hope you find this guide useful.

Longest flight, shortest turnaround (EK)

by sydtogla @ FlyerTalk Forums

What is the longest EK flight you've taken for the shortest turnaround? I'm about to book SYD-LHR return for as 22 hour stint in London for an event. Dreading it as I'll need to be as awake as possible in London, but will at least be in a mix of J...

Vietnamese Foods That Expats Don’t Understand

by Peter Cowan @ HOTTABLE

Vietnam has lots of weird and wonderful food, some of it a bit strange to foreigners. From chicken feet to boiling everything, we look at local food expats dislike.

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Make it at home: Moroccan lamb tagine recipe

Make it at home: Moroccan lamb tagine recipe

by Kellie Bright @ Geckos Tales

We love Morocco and we love food. So here's how to make what we reckon is one of the most freakin' delicious dishes in the world.

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What’s a Geckos trip in Cambodia really like?

What’s a Geckos trip in Cambodia really like?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travellers often ask us what our trips in Cambodia are like. And we figured the best way to show them was to make a video about it. So that's exactly what we did

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How to Best Prepare for Your First Silent Retreat

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Jetsetter: Jin Hackman

by Kerry-Ann Augustin @ travel360

Malaysian indie rap artist Tang Eu-Jin, aka Jin Hackman, has collaborated with AirAsia on a special Chinese New Year video. Read on to learn about Jin Hackman's take on the growing Asian hip-hop scene, as well as not being able speak in his own mother tongue!

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The World’s First Cartoon Network Themed Cruise is Coming to Singapore in Late 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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!

Flying high: the 10 best airlines of 2015

Flying high: the 10 best airlines of 2015

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

So, the World Airline Awards have rolled around again. How time flies!* And the aviation industry has gone about honouring the world’s best flying cars with what we assume would be trophies in the shape of propellers and an abundance of mini G&T bottles. * Sorry not sorry. 1. Qatar Airways It’s like I’ve died

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A night in Paris’ Shakespeare & co bookshop

A night in Paris’ Shakespeare & co bookshop

by Melissa Welham @ Geckos Tales

No. Heming. Way

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Maison Marou – Best Chocolate in Saigon, or Anywhere?

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Maison Marou 167-169 Calmette Street District 1 +84-873005010 09:00 am – 22:00 pm ************************************************************************ Fifteen years ago, when I first began traveling back and forth between Vietnam and California, there were two predictable requests by my Vietnamese friends about what items I must buy in the USA and bring back for them upon my return [Read on ...]

Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Incheon International Airport Terminal 2

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Life Of A Scuba Dive Instructor on Phu Quoc Island

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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13 shopping malls in Hanoi giving best value for your money

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

When it comes to shopping in Hanoi, visitors generally imagine the traditional shops of the old town. But the capital has so many other attractive aspects, one of which is the emerging modernism of a quickly developing city. Experiencing this city, definitely, should include a visit to the lively shopping malls. Aeon Mall Long Bien […]

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Meet the skater who gave up a six figure salary to travel

Meet the skater who gave up a six figure salary to travel

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

"I wanted to bartend like Tom Cruise in Cocktail, and fish like Hemingway in the Caribbean."

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Your guide to visit the Everest Base Camp

by Harley Greenberg @ Sapore di Cina

This article, a complete guide to visit the Everest North Base Camp, was written by Harley Greenberg, who arrived in China in 2008 as a Peace Corps Volunteer. When not teaching he would always crisscross the country and his first visit to Tibet was in 2009. Today Harley is a manager at WindHorseTour. The guide […]

What the heck is that? Navigating Japan’s foodie wonders

What the heck is that? Navigating Japan’s foodie wonders

by Nick Reid @ Geckos Tales

Udon know what you’re missing

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6 emotions you’ll definitely experience on the trek to Machu Picchu

6 emotions you’ll definitely experience on the trek to Machu Picchu

by Ciara Johnson @ Geckos Tales

Visiting Machu Picchu seems to be on everyone’s bucket list — it definitely was on mine

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Always Let the Woman With Butter and Rum in the Door

by Abby Carney @ Roads & Kingdoms

I go into friends’ homes and bring them hot buttered rum. I hope it makes them feel warmer. I hope they pass it on.

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Our 10 Cambodian island commandments

Our 10 Cambodian island commandments

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Rule 1: Honour thy Cambodian Island, for it is glorious.

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What is Ebola and what does it mean for travellers?

What is Ebola and what does it mean for travellers?

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

The whole world seems focused on the West African Ebola outbreak, but what exactly is EVD and should it stop you travelling

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How to pack everything you need in your carry-on luggage

How to pack everything you need in your carry-on luggage

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It can be done. Seriously.

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13 things only people who’ve been to Java will understand

13 things only people who’ve been to Java will understand

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

Java is a full-on travel experience. Here are 13 reasons why. You're welcome.

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

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

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8 mistakes every traveller makes in Barcelona

8 mistakes every traveller makes in Barcelona

by Urban Adventures @ Geckos Tales

Our mates at Urban Adventures know cities. Here, they tell us how to avoid kooking it in Barcelona.

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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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Celebrating Tet in Saigon

by Jimmy @

As a child, every year we always celebrated Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) as it was the most important date in the yearly calendar. It was also be a date that I would dread yet enjoy at the same time. The day would start my … Read all about it!

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The Layover: 24 Hours in New York City

by Sitti Maryam @ TripZilla Magazine

Winter in Japan: Why You Should Visit The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go

by Beatrice Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Bond, James Bond: how to travel like 007

Bond, James Bond: how to travel like 007

by Chris Girdler @ Geckos Tales

This trip will cost you a lot of moneypennies.

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The Best Things I Ate in Saigon

The Best Things I Ate in Saigon


Eternal Expat

Wondering what to eat in Saigon? Here are my top 5 favorite dishes and where to find them.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Banh Mi, Vietnam's Sandwich Staple | Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

[INFOGRAPHIC] Banh Mi, Vietnam's Sandwich Staple | Buffalo Tours Travel Blog


Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Vietnam's iconic sandwich isn't always made the same way... Learn how to order the perfect banh mi in Vietnam with the help of the Buffalo Tours Guide!

The Road Trip Across America – #JimmyEatsAmerica

by Jimmy @

“A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is not what it is built for.” ― Albert Einstein I’ve just reached a three month milestone in Sydney, where I haven’t had to jump on to a long distance plane, … Read all about it!

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Best restaurants in Hanoi offering cooking classes for tourists

by Lan Dương @ Restaurants in Hanoi

Hanoi has been famous for the gastronomy for a long time due to the diverse and unique cuisine. In Hanoi, there is a wide range of cooking classes for tourists to participate in.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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5 Unconventional Activities for Your Next Family Holiday in Taiwan

by Jennifer Noviana @ TripZilla Magazine

Moto madness – how to cross a road in Vietnam

by Tim McDonald @ saigon – Weird Fishes

There are certain things that are self-evident after a few days in Vietnam. One is that almost everybody has a street food stall, another is that possessing a motorbike means you have a right to drive it wherever you want.

Your dream treehouse is waiting, and it’s in Borneo

Your dream treehouse is waiting, and it’s in Borneo

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Who needs hotels? Welcome to the jungle, punk.

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A Vegetarian Guide to Japan

A Vegetarian Guide to Japan

by Nick Reid @ Geckos Tales

Miso happy!

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Vegan Guide to Cebu

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Cebu is a province in the Philippines with 167 islands to explore, including Mactan (where the airport is) and Cebu Island where the bustling Cebu City can be found. Despite most people telling us that finding vegan food in Cebu would be difficult, we managed to survive and our vegan guide to Cebu will show you […]

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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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Ham Choy and Pork

Ham Choy and Pork

by Nicholas Chen-YIn @ Munchies

There are 3, I repeat THREE, cuts of pork in this recipe. The real star of the show though (imho)? The pickled mustard greens.

A Blind Bakery Worker Tells His Story

by Catherine @ HOTTABLE

We speak with Tran Quoc Hoan, a delightfully chatty customer service officer at Donkey Bakery and one of its longest service team members.

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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


Legal Nomads

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!

Kimpton Ink48 New York City

by CMK10 @ FlyerTalk Forums

Stay Report - 2/10 - 2/11 *Location: *The hotel is located on the corner of 48th Street and 11th Avenue. This puts it a little far from the typical New York touristy neighborhoods which means it's nice and quiet. You can also walk to a large...

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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Is Tourism Doing Enough to Help Fight Poverty?

by Malte Blas @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

While environmental protection and cultural preservation are always high on the responsible travel agenda, there seems to be a lack of focus on what really makes sustainable tourism work: the well-being of people! International organizations are often expounding on the benefits of tourism for host countries, the economic rewards, as well as the potentially positive […]

An Instagram journey through Burma

An Instagram journey through Burma

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Since I'm fresh off the plane from the very rad 'Feel the Burm' trip, I figured I might as well go with the old adage 'a picture tells a thousand words'. Yay for Instagram.

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Good for the Seoul: Korea’s Kimchi Festival

Good for the Seoul: Korea’s Kimchi Festival

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

All aboard for the fermentation station

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Phu Quoc Island Trip Report

by phu quoc @ Phu Quoc

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Phu Quoc Trip Report Phu Quoc is Vietnam's largest island and it is slowly becoming Asia's next top vacation destination. This is the only place in Vietnam where you get a 30 day visa exemption and the island is famous for its fish sauce and black pepper. For a quick overview of the island, please refer to Phu Quoc's Infographic, ... Read More

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A Taste of Home at Union Jack’s Fish & Chips

by Gerry Flynn @ HOTTABLE

"It was only when I realised my childhood chippy – Jack’s was getting closed down that I knew I had to act upon my instincts from back then and take on the mantle to introduce fish and chips to the market here."

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Two Days in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - The Foodie Dietitian

Two Days in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - The Foodie Dietitian


Kara Lydon

My first Vietnam recap! Two days in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) included banh mi, Vietnamese coffee, sightseeing and a tour of the Mekong Delta.

The Galapagos Islands: 5 reasons every traveller needs to go

The Galapagos Islands: 5 reasons every traveller needs to go

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Many travellers who catch wind of the cost and logistics of a trip to the Galapagos in the “too hard” basket. But they shouldn't.

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How millennials are helping shape the hotels of the future

How millennials are helping shape the hotels of the future

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Hello, yes, room service? Send up the robot butler

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5 road trips to take you back in time

5 road trips to take you back in time

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There’s something about a good road trip that brings out the child in all of us. Hours are spent watching the world whizz by to the tinny soundtrack of a specially curated playlist, and there will likely be a sing-a-long at some point too (and who doesn’t love a sing-a-long?). More often than not, though,

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Travel the world in 45 seconds

Travel the world in 45 seconds

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Watching this video will make your heart beat a little faster.

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How to Spend Valentine’s Day in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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January 2018 Income and Blog Traffic Report

by Laura Bronner @ Eternal Expat

The first month of 2018 was a doozy! I didn’t get back to Mexico City until January 8th, then our internet didn’t work for a week. Then we got notice from our landlord that we’d have to move out of our apartment by the end of the month a week before the month ended. The […]

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Here’s How Your Feedback Helped Overturn SIA’s Business Decisions

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

An unexpected dining experience in Saigon.

by Jimmy @

“Is this a restaurant or somebody’s home?” I asked a stranger inside as I stood at the apartment doorway. He looked at me oddly and replied that it indeed was somebody’s home. From the sounds of the conversations echoing from inside, deep down, … Read all about it!

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So, you think you can cross the road in Vietnam?

So, you think you can cross the road in Vietnam?

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Chicken not included.

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Monthly Update: Saigon, Bangkok, Melbourne – March 2016

by Jimmy @

Greetings from Melbourne! After a three month road trip across America and two months in Saigon, I am finally back in Australia. I spent a week in Melbourne in late August prior to leaving for America and couldn’t wait to … Read all about it!

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Unusual Christmas Destinations: 17 Festive(ish) Travel Stories

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Christmas away from your home country can bring out all sorts of emotions. You either love it or hate it. But more often than not, unusual Christmas destinations become the funny tales that you remember over the turkey and a pint each Christmas. While we had a couple of extreme Christmas experiences in the past, […]

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Explore the Galapagos Islands with google street view

Explore the Galapagos Islands with google street view

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The Galapagos Islands: way more interesting that looking up your own house on Street View.

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Surviving a Working Holiday in Australia (Singapore Edition)

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

The 10 Best Dive Bars in Washington, DC

The 10 Best Dive Bars in Washington, DC

by Munchies Staff @ Munchies

From blues bars to Midwest-vibes watering holes to low-ceilinged cellars with top-notch jukeboxes, here are the best places to get divey in DC.

The Vietnamese Dishes Eaten By the Rich and Famous

by Peter Cowan @ HOTTABLE

If a $6 dinner was good enough for a sitting US President, what do the rest of the world’s good and great eat when visiting Vietnam?

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A guided tour of a Maasai warrior’s home

A guided tour of a Maasai warrior’s home

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Remember MTV cribs? This is like that, but with Maasai Warriors

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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!

We’ll Always Have Sky City

by Bianca Bosker @ Roads & Kingdoms

China’s “duplitecture” trend aimed to create perfect copies of foreign cities like Paris and Venice. They’ve become something much more interesting.

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One Hundred Dollar Banh Mi is Actually Selling in HCMC - HOTTABLE

One Hundred Dollar Banh Mi is Actually Selling in HCMC - HOTTABLE


HOTTABLE

A chef in Ho Chi Minh City is serving up one hundred dollar banh mis – and they’re actually selling!

Organic Raw Food at “Mimi’s Menagerie”

by Catherine @ HOTTABLE

While global hunger persists, 40% of the world’s crops are fed to cattle. We speak to Mimi’s Raw Pantry owner and animal lover Imiin Ng about how veganism can help save the planet.

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Why everyone should live overseas at least once

Why everyone should live overseas at least once

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Home is where your visa is.

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From the Homeland to the Holy Land

by Anush Babajanyan @ Roads & Kingdoms

In Israel, the Armenian community is dwindling, but pilgrimages continue.

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You’d Be Upset Too if You’d Missed Out on Beach-Side Donut Delivery

by Ishay Govender-Ypma @ Roads & Kingdoms

Did Portugal come up with the best food-delivery app in the world?

The post You’d Be Upset Too if You’d Missed Out on Beach-Side Donut Delivery appeared first on Roads & Kingdoms.

Weather and how to explore Hanoi in January

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and is home to around eight million people, which is over 8 percent of Vietnam’s overall population. This area of Asia has a tropical climate with hot, humid weather in Summer but it is completely different in Winter, the temperature sometimes goes down to 8°C. The best weather […]

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Is this the happiest dog stuck in a hedge ever?

Is this the happiest dog stuck in a hedge ever?

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Once in every generation there comes someone whose never-say-die attitude and relentless optimism in the face of hardship set an example for every living thing on the planet. Today, we have found that someone. He is a Shiba Inu dog in Japan who got stuck in a hedge. Snapped by twitter user @yamamochi223, this little

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FC to CPT - which lounge.

by Spadge55 @ FlyerTalk Forums

So .. off to CPT in March in First.This must be a regular issue... no Concorde room access in T3 ..so how is T3 FC lounge and is it worth a T5 check in and transfer to T3?

Geckos photo comp is back, baby

Geckos photo comp is back, baby

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

You've got to risk it to get the biscuit

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CMG Asia’s Chief Creative Officer Michael Wong’s Guide To Creativity

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Michael Wong is the creative spark behind California Management Group Asia. The company, founded in 2007 with the aim to “make life better,” now has sixteen brands that include their first venture, California Fitness & Yoga, and newer imprints like UFC Gym, Yoga Plus, the Calikids Academy, and Eri Science of Beauty. Michael joined after […]

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Meet the gang: Geckos travellers on the road

Meet the gang: Geckos travellers on the road

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

Say 'hola' to a bunch of Geckos travellers adventuring through Central America

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Where to Eat, Caffeinate, Shop and Stay in George Town, Penang: An Opinionated List (UPDATED August 2016)

by Robyn @ EatingAsia

now, as tourism to the UNESCO world heritage site I call home seems to be building momentum, it seems a good time to pull some loose ends together into a post that will, hopefully, insure visitors leave George Town loving it at least a fraction as much as I do.

SURVIVING BORACAY ALONE

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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What it’s really like to visit Hiroshima

What it’s really like to visit Hiroshima

by Madelene Flanagan @ Geckos Tales

I was expecting to find myself in some sort of ghost town

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How to (not) conquer the Inca trail

How to (not) conquer the Inca trail

by Amanda Linardon @ Geckos Tales

Because sometimes these things don't go to plan.

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What is beauty? One woman’s quest to break conventions

What is beauty? One woman’s quest to break conventions

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Who runs the world? Girls

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A Complete 3D2N Family Itinerary For Exploring The Best of Sentosa – Food and Fun Galore!

by Brenda Poh @ TripZilla Magazine

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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Best Banh Mi in Saigon - 3 Places You Must Try!

Best Banh Mi in Saigon - 3 Places You Must Try!


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

If you're looking for the best banh mi in Saigon, the famous Vietnamese baguette sandwich, here are three street food stalls you don't want to miss.

Milktooth: Delicious Breakfast in Indy

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

  As we indicated in our post about the best places to eat and stay in Indianapolis, Milktooth Restaurant stood as

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30 Quirky Things to Do in Tbilisi & Best Restaurants

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

There are so many things to do in Tbilisi that one week was definitely not enough, even though it was our second visit! Make sure you visit the awesome capital city of Georgia, the country, and check out all its amazing quirky tourist attractions! We visited Tbilisi for the first time in 2011, at the […]

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Here’s How Calesta Tan Spent 17 Days Backpacking in Zimbabwe

by Calesta Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Winter in Japan: Why You Should Visit The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go

by Beatrice Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Your ultimate 2017 festival calendar

Your ultimate 2017 festival calendar

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Supersoakers, skeletons and lots of kimchi. It's gonna be a year to remember

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A Filipino Expat on Phu Quoc Island

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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  From The Philippines To Phu Quoc with love It's more fun in Phu Quoc! We recently caught up with Leziel Sacote Pagalan, a Filipino (pinay to be exact), expat living and working on Phu Quoc Island with 10 of her friends. The following is her expat story, which should be interesting as she herself is from an island nation. ... Read More

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Why you should definitely visit Sri Lanka’s south coast

Why you should definitely visit Sri Lanka’s south coast

by Sara Melotti @ Geckos Tales

Beach, please.

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Treat yo’ self: 5 beaches you should probably be on (right now)

Treat yo’ self: 5 beaches you should probably be on (right now)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There’s nothing like it: kicking back on golden sands, taking ‘leg or hot dog’ selfies, sipping coke as the sun sets behind the bottle (just like in the ads), and selecting the photo filter that will engender maximum jealousy in your friends back home.

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Aks & elephant tusks: the life of a park ranger

Aks & elephant tusks: the life of a park ranger

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

Park rangers protect the animals that we travellers love. But over the past 10 years, more than 1000 rangers have been killed on the job. The majority of these deaths were homicides.

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Banh mi, queen of street food

Banh mi, queen of street food


The Straits Times

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Letters from Arakan

by Adib Chowdhury @ Roads & Kingdoms

Finding the Rohingya’s own voices lacking in coverage of the migration crisis, a photojournalist gathers handwritten letters from survivors.

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7 essentials to pack for your Moroccan adventure

7 essentials to pack for your Moroccan adventure

by Sarah Phasey @ Geckos Tales

Packing can suck. Especially when you are travelling to a destination whose culture is so different from your own. But don’t stress, we've made this simple packing list just for you

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The best pick-up lines I’ve heard in the Middle East

The best pick-up lines I’ve heard in the Middle East

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

One part creepy, two parts funny.

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Top 8 Islands in Malaysia You Should Visit at Least Once

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

Bird’s Nest Soup – Is it Really a Miracle Cure?

by Gerry Flynn @ HOTTABLE

The image you’ve got in your head – yes, I know the one – of twigs and branches floating about a bowl of tomato soup like some sort of navy battle re-enactment are of course wrong.

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Reserve for 12am - pickup 11pm?

by matt85 @ FlyerTalk Forums

I'm trying to book a car with Hertz for tonight. I missed adding it to my weekly business itinerary earlier. My booking portal and hertz.com / call-center show no availability for my pickup time, which is 11pm tonight. That's almost impossible as...

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